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• COTTRELL, Jeannette Elizabeth Milnes, was born Dec. 10, 1923, in Lackawanna, N.Y., and died Thursday evening, Aug. 3, 2006, at Parkwest Medical Center in Knoxville. Jeannette was a longtime member of Concord United Methodist Church where she sang in the choir, was a member of the Susanna Wesley Circle and Special Studies Sunday School Class and served for many years as church librarian. She was an active member of the DAR. Jeannette attended Alfred University in New York and later earned a masters’ degree in library science from the University of Tennessee. She taught at Pond Gap Elementary School and was the Bearden High School librarian for 10 years. She was an active member of the Bearden Retired Teachers’ Association. Always devoted to her family, Jeannette served as a den mother for Cub Scouts as well as a senior Girl Scout leader when her children were growing up. More recently, she served as a reader for the blind in Oak Ridge. She was an avid reader and bridge player in several bridge clubs as well as an extensive traveler with her husband, Bill, and also in the years after his death. She was preceded in death by her parents, Benjamin Birch Milnes and Mary Jeannette Ashdown Milnes; husband of 44 years, William Barber Cottrell; granddaughters, Jeannette Allison Berg and Kirsten Berg Newman; as well as her great-grandson, Thomas Goosemann. Jeannette is survived by her five children and spouses: Karen and Ron Daves of Farragut, Susan and Don Hill of Fredericksburg, Va., Dr. William (Bill) and Rebecca Cottrell of Concord, N.C., Col. Scott and Peggy Cottrell of Riverview, Fla. and Steve and Martha Cottrell of Farragut; grandchildren, Chip Daves, Justin Hill and wife Crystal, Jessica Hill, Billy Cottrell, Dustin Cottrell and wife, Adrienne, Corey Cottrell, Chris Cottrell and wife, Shannon, Candice Roberts and husband, Matt, Eamonn, Lee and Parke Cottrell; great-grandchildren, Emily Newman, Evan and Austin Hill, Jaden, Caelan and Owen Roberts, Evan, Lacy and Liam Cottrell; brother, Neil Milnes and wife, Edith, of California; special niece, Donna Milnes Tice of California. The family received friends Sunday at Concord United Methodist Church with a Celebration of Life following with the Rev. Catherine Nance officiating. Family and friends gathered Monday at Pleasant Forest Cemetery for graveside services. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike, served the Cottrell family. www.clickfuneralhome.com



• HAND, Anna May Lewis, age 94, of Knoxville passed away Aug. 3. 2006. Mrs. Hand was born Oct. 18, 1911, in New York, living in the metropolitan area for 85 years, before moving to Knoxville in 1997 to be with her daughter. Anna May was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who dearly loved her family. She and her husband, Homer, were active, dedicated members of St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church in Ridgewood, N.J., all their married lives. Anna May was a descendant of Elder William Brewster of the Mayflower Pilgrims and also a 50-year member of  the Ridgewood Women’s Club and a 30-year volunteer of Ridgewood Valley Hospital Ladies Auxiliary. Anna May truly enjoyed life and brought joy to everyone who knew her. She was preceded in death by her husband, Homer Powell Hand, and parents, Joseph and Mary Lewis. Survived by son and daughter-in-law, Donald and Shirley Hand; daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Morton Gardner; sister and brother-in-law, Dottie and George Service; brother and sister-in-law, Bill and Elaine Lewis; and many dear grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends. A funeral service was Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2006, at St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church, Ridgewood. Interment followed at George Washington Cemetery, Paramus, N.J. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Valley Hospital, Ridgewood, NJ. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. www.rosemor-tuary.com



• HERRON, Fred C., age 80, of West Knoxville, passed away Saturday, Aug. 5, 2006, at his home. Mr. Herron’s family wonderfully rejoices in the fact that he accepted Christ as his savior in the latter part of his life. Fred was retired after 36 years as a carpenter for ORNL and served in the U.S. Army during World War II. We are blessed with the greatest husband, father and papaw. He was a longtime foxhunter and an avid gardener. Fred was always willing to help other people. He was preceded in death by his parents, Pleas and Blanch Bright Herron; brothers, John Hubert (Buck) Herron, William Matthew (Bill) Herron, Ernest Jack (E. J.) Herron, Charles Leonard (Charlie) Herron, Earl Alvin Herron, Douglas Edward (Doug) Herron and sister, Nellie Ruth Jessie. Survived by his wife of 51 years, Margie Lee Herron; son, Rick F. Herron and wife, Debra; daughter, Lesa C. Azar and husband, Paul; grandchildren, Keith and wife, Lindsey, Kevin and wife, Heather, and Jennifer and husband, Dustin; great-grandchildren, Christian, Mckenzie, Carter, Chandler, Emma and Carissa; sisters, Sarah Elizabeth (Pat) Herron, Margaret Lucille Blazer and Wilma Jo Pappas; several nieces and nephews; lifelong friend, James Erskin Brooks. The family received friends Monday at Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel with funeral services following with the Rev. Mark Carr and Brother Larry Ogle officiating. Family and friends gathered Tuesday in Marietta Cemetery for graveside services. Honorary pallbearers were: Erskin Brooks, Joe Frank Harmon, Dale McFalls, Buster Herron, Roger Herron, Billy Johnson, Robert Gibson and Jimmy McFalls. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike, served the family of Fred Herron.



• LONG, Robert Andrew (Andy), age 26, of Knoxville passed away suddenly early Tuesday morning, Aug. 1, 2006. Andy was an active member of Living Water Church. He attended Karns High School. Andy was a very creative person, loved working with his hands, carpentering, automotive, landscaping and helping others. He was preceded in death by his father, Timothy Eugene Long. Survivors: mother, Linda Long; brother and sister-in-law, Jeremy and Jamia Long; sister, Jessica Long, all of Karns; grandparents, Betty and Fred Woods of Karns, Kenneth and Donna Long of Kingston; several aunts, uncles and cousins; special friends, Jason Sparks, Edward McCarty, Randy Sparks and Dustin Vesser. The family received friends Wednesday followed by funeral services in the Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel. Family and friends gathered at Oak Ridge Memorial Park Thursday for graveside services. Pallbearers, Jason Sparks, Robert Carter, Dustin Vesser, Adam Brach, Amber Sparks and Crystal Carter.  Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike, served the Long family. www.clickfuneralhome.com



• PIERCY, Guy Jr., age 63, of Farragut, formerly of Atlanta, Ga., died Saturday, Aug. 5, 2006, at Baptist Hospital West in Knoxville after a valiant battle with cancer. Guy was a member of St. John Neumann Catholic Church. He was a graduate of the University of Tennessee radio and television journalism program. Guy was a Vietnam veteran who served with the U.S. Army 525th Military Intelligence Unit stationed in Vietnam during 1968 and 1969. He was a producer/director with Georgia Public Television for 20 years. Guy had a deep passion for projects, using both technical skill and his heart in telling the stories so important to him. The audience, in turn, experienced the love and care Guy gave to his work. His television credits include: “The Georgia Special Olympics,” “Lawmakers,” “Down Home Blues,” “Foxfire” and “Georgia Outdoors.” Guy received Emmy awards for outstanding achievement for his work on the magazine program “Georgia Digest” and the documentary film “On LeConte at 92.” He was a member of the American Motors Owners Association. He was preceded in death by his father, Guy Piercy Sr.; brother, David M. Piercy; stepfather, William Brogan. Survivors: wife of 25 years, Mary E. (Fran) Piercy; son and daughter-in-law, Christopher D. and Kimberly A. Piercy; two grandsons, T. Alexander Piercy, 7, and Ethan S. Piercy, 4, all of Marietta, Ga.; mother, Georgia Clabough Piercy of Knoxville; nephew, Colin Piercy; grandniece, Brittany Piercy, both of Oak Ridge; beloved pets, Cosmo and Calamity. The family received friends Monday at the Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel. A mass will be celebrated Tuesday at St. John Neumann Catholic Church with the Rev. John Dowling officiating. Interment followed in the Lake View Cemetery with full military honors conferred by the U.S. Army. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 871 Weisgarber Road, Knoxville, TN 37909. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike, served the Piercy family. www.clickfuneralhome.com



• PRINCE, Merry Katherine, age 19, of Knoxville, went home to be with the Lord, Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2006. She died instantly as a result of an automobile accident, en route to Gulf Shores, Ala. She was born March 29, 1987, in Knoxville to Thomas C. and Angie Bennett Prince III. Merry Katherine was a 2005 graduate of Bearden High School where she qualified and competed for three years of track, progressing to the state level. During her junior year, her relay team placed third overall in competition and she was present at the state meet. Merry Katherine also was a member and captain of the rock climbing team for Bearden. In 2005, she was named to the “Who’s Who of America” high school students and  attended Lee University and Pellissippi State Technical Community College. Merry Katherine was also an active member of the Central Baptist Church of Bearden and the youth department. She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Katherine Coker Prince; grandfather Charles Bennett Sr.; uncle, Charles Curtis Bennett Jr. and aunt, Kay Stephens Bennett. Merry Katherine is survived by her loving mother and father; brothers, Rollin Thomas Prince and Nathan Chafer Prince; grandfather, Thomas C. Prince Jr., M.D., all of Knoxville; grandmother, Adeline Hanson Bennett of Athens, Ga.; uncles and aunts, Gary M. Prince, Stephen W. and Blair Prince of Knoxville, Don Bennett, Rick and Susan Bennett of Athens; aunt, Gayle Skaggs and husband, Michael, of Billings, Mont., Dianne Bahnsen and husband, Lynn, Lyn Bennett and Pat McElroy Bennett of Athens; cousins, Cody and Michael Skaggs of Billings, Michael Daniel and Meghan Prince of Knoxville; Phillip and Emily  Prince of Knoxville; Michelle Bennett of Athens, April and Steve Porter of Marietta, Ga., Jason Bennett, Tap and Dee Dee Bennett, Billy Bennett, Meg and Keith Titshaw, all of Athens, Ben and Betsy Bahnsen of Gainesville, Ga., Brett Bahnsen of Athens; and by many precious friends. “From a precocious life-embracing, fun-loving child to a beautiful young lady, tender-hearted, mischievous, hardworking, and Christ-seeking, when have watched you grow, walking thru difficult and challenging times as well as sweet, happy, and fun times. We are so proud of your growth in character as you have become the beautiful person God created you to be. May God bless you as you continue your adventure with him. We are proud of you, and we love you so much.”  Merry Katherine’s life verse is Philippians 3:7-14: I’ve got my eye on the goal, where God is beckoning us onward to Jesus. I’m off and running, and I’m not turning back ... yes, all the things I once thought were so important are gone from my life. Compared to the high privilege of knowing Christ Jesus as my  master ... everything I once thought I had going for me is insignificant ... I’ve dumped it all in the trash so I could embrace Christ and be embraced by him.”  The family received friends Sunday followed by a funeral service at Central Baptist Church of Bearden with the Rev. Tommy Campbell officiating. Family and friends met at the main entrance to Highland Memorial Cemetery Monday an interment service. Her cousins served as pallbearers. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Central Baptist Church of Bearden, Youth Department, 6300 Deane Hill Drive, Knoxville, TN 37919. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. www.rosemort-uary.com   



• REINBOLD, Florence White, 92, of Knoxville, formerly of North Olmsted, Ohio, and St. Louis, Mo., passed away early Friday morning, August 4, 2006 in Knoxville. Florence was a member of All Saints Catholic Church in Knoxville and formerly of St. Brendans of North Olmsted. She loved to sing and at one time had her own radio show in St. Louis. Florence was an avid bowler and golfer. She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Florence was preceded in death by her parents, Charles White and Leona Jenkins White and four sisters. Survivors: husband of more than 70 years, Peter N. Reinbold; children and spouses, Deanna and Ronald Barnum of Knoxville, Marlene Holley of Westlake, Ohio, Dan and Robin Reinbold of Rocky River, Ohio; grandchildren, Lisa Alexander, Laura Tipton, Rebecca Gettelfinger, Ronald Barnum II, Denise Acosta, Clinton J. Holley III, Nicholas Reinbold and Samantha Reinbold; 12 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. The family received friends Saturday at the Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel with services following with the Rev. Tony Dickerson officiating. Interment followed in the Oak Ridge Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations to Catholic Charities of East Tennessee, 3009 Lake Brook Blvd, Knoxville, TN 37909 would be appreciated. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike, served the Reinbold family. www.clickfuneralhome.com.



• RUSSELL, Olda Moore, age 93, formerly of Knoxville, died Friday, Aug. 4, 2006, in northern Wisconsin where she lived for the past seven years to be close to her daughter. Olda was a member of Central Baptist Church of Bearden, a member of the Martha Sunday School Class and the Sun-Up Garden Club for many years. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Albert J. Russell. Olda is survived by her loving daughter and son-in-law, Janice and Dr. Heinz Vogel of Madison, Wis.; grandchildren Karen and husband, Roger Nettie, Christoph Vogel, Erik Vogel and Nicholas and wife, Cathi Vogel, all of Wisconsin; great-grandchildren, Sarah, Rebecca and Daniel Nettie; sister-in-law, Dorothy Cox of Knoxville; and several nieces and nephews. Family and friends met at Sherwood Memorial Gardens for a graveside service with Dr. Larry Fields officiating. Friends could call at their convenience at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. www.rosemort-uary.com




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