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• SPECKHART, Frank Henry,
passed away Sept. 6, 2006, at the age of 65 following a two-year battle with pancreatic cancer. Frank was born in Quincy, Ill. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering at the University of Missouri at Rolla, followed by a master’s and doctorate at Georgia Institute of Technology. He was a professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at The University of Tennessee for 39 years, and was an active member of Church Street United Methodist Church. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. He will be dearly missed by his wife, Lynda Speckhart; daughter and son-in-law, Ashley Speckhart and Michael Binette; daughter and son-in-law, Stephanie Speckhart and Sevan Takvoryan and their children, Stella, Ava and Giselle; son, Bradley Speckhart; sister and brother-in-law, Bobette and Jim Soltau; brother and sister-in-law, Dan and Sue Speckhart; as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral service was Sunday at Church Street United Methodist Church with the Rev. William J. Fowler officiating. The family received friends following the service at the church. Burial was private. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to Cancer Patient Care Fund of Baptist Health System Foundation or the Soup Kitchen at Church Street United Methodist Church. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.

• PALADINO, Joseph (Joe),
age 94, of East Boston, Mass., passed away Tuesday, Sep. 5, 2006 in Knoxville. Joe was former Commodore of Orient Heights Yacht Club in East Boston. He was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Pauline Velardo Palladino. Survivors: son and daughter-in-law, Joseph R. and Wanda W. Palladino; grandsons, Joseph K. Palladino, Leonard Palladino and wife, Leslie; great-grandchildren, Audrey and Julia Palladino; several brothers, a sister and several nieces and nephews. A private mass was celebrated Saturday at All Saints Catholic Church with the Rev. Tony Dickerson celebrant. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike, served the Palladino family.

• MULL, Rev. J. Bazzel,
age 91, of Knoxville, passed away Sept. 5, 2006, at Shanondale Nursing Home, following a severe stroke. He was an evangelist on radio and television and in churches for more than 70 years, founder and owner of Radio Station WJBZ-Praise 96.3. He also organized several churches in North Carolina and Tennessee. He and his wife, Elizabeth, 50 years ago started in television “The Mull Singing Convention,” which can still be seen every Sunday Morning from 7 to 8 a.m. on Channel 8, WVLT. Blind since the age of 11 months, he was born and raised in a Christian family that formed the Valdese Sacred Band in which he played the banjo. He was on several of the 50,000-watt radio stations all over the county. Preceded in death by his parents, Beulow and Artie Mull; brothers, Dwight, WB and Romulus, who died in service of his county; sister, Modell Ball. Survived by his devoted and loving wife, Elizabeth Brown Mull; daughter, Charlotte Mull Hutchinson; devoted grandson, Douglas J.M. Hutchison and beloved wife, Julia Hutchison, all of Knoxville; sister, Jenny Maye Eller; brothers, Robert Lee Mull of Gastonia, N.C., and Keith Mull of Mobile, Ala. You will always be loved and greatly missed. Welcome home to the king. Funeral service was Thursday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel with Pastor Dino Bray officiating. Family and friends met Friday at Lakeview Memorial Gardens, Lenoir City, for entombment. Family and friends served as Pallbearers. The family received friends Thursday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.

• BARNES, Kimberly McNutt,
1959-2006, of Knoxville went home to be with the Lord Friday afternoon, Sept. 8, at The University of Tennessee Medical Center. Kimberly was preceded in death by her mother, Helen Daugherty McNutt; and sister, Karen Elizabeth McNutt Hannah. Survivors: husband, Eugene Barnes; father, Kenneth McNutt; special friends, Wanda Kimbrough and Ginger Chapman. The family received friends Monday at the Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel followed by funeral services with the Rev. Wayne McMillian and Dr. Rami Cassis officiating. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike, served the family of Kimberly McNutt Barnes.

• BRANTLEY, Carrie Phillips, age 89, of Oak Ridge, died Sunday, Sept. 10, 2006, at NHC Health Care and Retirement Center of Oak Ridge where she was a resident. She was preceded in death by husband, Clyde Brantley, and several brothers and sisters. Carrie is survived by her loving family: sons and daughters-in-law, Ed and Linda Brantley, Jack and Debbie Brantley; grandchildren, Kristin and George Dixon, Stephanie and Jeff Solomon, Scott and Amanda Brantley, Robin, Joseph and Abby Brantley; great-grandchildren, Grace and Emma Solomon, Ty Dixon, Aubree Brantley; brothers and sisters-in-law, Bill and Josephine Newcomb, Gene and Lucy Phillips, Curtis and Naomi Phillips; several nieces and nephews; best friend, Lorraine Nelson. A private graveside service will be held with the Rev. Tom Baez officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials may be made to: The Dream Connection, P.O. Box 10924, Knoxville, Tennessee 37959. Friends could call at their convenience at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.

• CLARK, Bertie E. Sise,
age 89, of Knoxville was called home to be with Jesus Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2006, at Shannondale Health Care Center. She attended Ball Road Missionary Baptist Church. She is preceded in death by her sons, Ernest L. Clark and David Andrew Clark. Her survivors include her sons and daughters-in-law, Sam and Mary Clark of Cookeville, and Bill and Alma Sise of Bronson, Fla.; daughters and sons-in-law, Doris and Jim Duncan of Knoxville, and Judy and John Vaulton of Denver, Colo.; 14 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren including a special great-granddaughter, Kayleigh Elizabeth Duncan; three great-great-grandchildren; brother, Ed and wife, Pearl Sise of Oak Ridge. A special “Thank you,” to the staff and nurses on the second floor of Shannondale Health Care Center, for the loving care of our mother. Funeral service was Thursday following a visitation at Ball Road Missionary Baptist Church with Brother Jim Seaton officiating. Family and friends met Friday at the main entrance of Woodlawn Cemetery for a interment service. Pallbearers: Sam Clark, Jeff Duncan, Randy Darnbush, Chris Darnbush, Jeff Owen and John Vaulton. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.

• WRIGHT, John Moses, age 92, of Knoxville, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2006. He was a member of Ball Road Baptist Church and former member of Bearden Gospel Baptist Church and Wrights Ferry Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents; five sisters; a brother; and granddaughter, Messy Wright. He is survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Temperance Ruth Pinner Wright; sons and daughters-in-law, Raymond Lee Wright of Knoxville, Kenneth Ray and Geraldine Wright of Morristown, James Edward “Eddie” Wright, and John M. Wright Jr. and Helen; daughters and sons-in-law, Mary Ruth and Bob Johnson, Martha and Eddie Smith, Phyllis and John Reynolds, all of Knoxville; 16 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; brother, Joe Wright and wife, Bobbie; sisters, Mildred Snow and husband, Bob, all of Kingston, Daisy Roberts of Texas; a host of nieces and nephews. Funeral service was Sunday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel with the Rev. Jimbo Seaton, the Rev. Jimmy Branum, the Rev. Lindy Jones and the Rev. Richard Young officiating. Interment followed at Rocky Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers were grandsons. The family received friends Sunday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.

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