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• MCAMIS, Nancy Yates,
age 87, of Knoxville, daughter of the late Charles and Louise Colhoun Yates of Greensboro, N.C., passed away suddenly Thursday, Sept. 28, 2006. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church and the Rosa Scott Sunday School Class. Nancy was also preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, John C. McAmis Jr ; sister, Elizabeth King; brother, Charles Yates. She is survived by her loving family, daughters and sons-in-law, Louise and Bernie Housholder of Memphis, Jeanne and the Rev. George Murray of Newport News, Va.; son and daughter-in-law, John Carl III and Carolyn McAmis of Maryville; grandchildren, John William Housholder, Andrew David Housholder, Rebecca Rawlinson and husband, John, Andrew McAmis Murray, Jennifer Diane McAmis, Scott Allen McAmis; sister and brother-in-law, Jean and Dick Fuquay of Orange City, Fla., Margaret Brown of Greensboro; brother and sister-in-law, Dan and Barbara Yates of Charlotte, N.C.; sister-in-law, Mrs. Dooley (Frances) Lothrop; brother-in-law, James R. McAmis, both of Knoxville; several nieces and nephews. Following a private interment service, there was a memorial service Sunday at First Presbyterian Church with Dr. Paul Rader officiating. The family received friends following the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 620 State Street, Knoxville, TN 37902 or the charity of your choice.

• BOST, Nellie Mae Mendenhall Earl,
age 96, of Knoxville, daughter of the late John and Eula Mason Mendenhall, passed away Thursday, Sept. 28, 2006. She was a member of West Lonsdale Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School for many years. She is also preceded in death by her husbands, Daniel J. Earl and Eubert Bost; sons, Tony E. Earl and Danny Earl; daughter-in-law, Joni Hager Earl; grandsons, Brad Earl and Ronnie Earl; brother, Stuart Mendenhall. She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Jack F. and Beverly Earl of Chattanooga, Jerry E. and Betty Earl of Clinton; daughters-in-law, Janet Earl of Oak Ridge and Patsy Earl of Knoxville; grandchildren and their spouses, Joy and Mitch Tull, Jamie and Tim Hensley, Jackie Patterson, Eugene and Janet Earl, Tim Earl, Jennie Herbert, Nora and Tim Hageman; 14 great-grandchildren; step-children, Flora King, Jessie “Sonny” Bost and Marshall Bost, all of Knoxville; several step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service was Saturday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. Pallbearers were grandsons and nephews. Interment followed at New Gray Cemetery. Memorials may be made to West Lonsdale Baptist Church, 2720 Dayton St., Knoxville, TN 37921. The family received friends Saturday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.

• SMITH, Conley,
age 82, of Knoxville, formerly of Monroe, Mich., slipped away from his home to be with his Lord and Savior Friday, Sept. 29, 2006. Conley was born in Speedwell Feb. 14, 1924. He served in the CCC of TN as a young man. He was a longtime member of Evergreen Acres Missionary Baptist Church, Monroe. Conley was employed by Consolidated Paper Company, Monroe, for 30 years, retiring from Jefferson Smurfit Packaging Company in 1984. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lonnie and Lillie Leach Smith; brothers, Lonnie Jr. and Hobert Smith; sisters, Juanita and Dorothy Smith. In passing, Conley leaves to celebrate his wonderful life his wife of 46 years, Kathleen Owens Smith; daughters, Vicki Lynne Callahan and husband, Brad, Brenda Lee Smith; three grandchildren, Clint and Jessica Callahan and Lillie Grace Smith, all of Knoxville; sisters, Edna (Ernest) Manning and Mary Shields; father and mother-in-law, Arthur and Dorsia Owens; sister-in-Law, Bonnie Smith; sisters and brothers-in-law, Pat and John Lawson, Hesper and Margaret Owens, Carl and Linda Owens, all of Monroe; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, cousins and many beloved friends. The family received friends Monday in the Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel with funeral services to follow with the Rev. Jonathan Jonas officiating. Family and friends will gather Tuesday at Lake View Cemetery for graveside services. The family would like to extend special thanks to Drs. Ronald Yatteau, David England, Thomas Miller and Lee Jordan for their care for the past 20 years and to Baptist Hospice. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to American Heart Association, 4708 Papermill Road, Knoxville, TN 37909. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike, served the Smith family.

• MORRIS, Ann Catherine,
age 33, died suddenly Saturday, Sept. 30, 2006, at her Knoxville home. She was a member of Sequoyah Hills Presbyterian Church and attended Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church, where she was a member of the Church Choir and attended the Thursday Night Bible Study Class. Ann was a member of Joni and Friends, Knoxville and DRC of Knoxville. She was a 1991 graduate of Bearden High School and attended Hollins University in Roanoke, Va. Ann is survived by her loving family: parents, Dr. Steven and Marcy Edmonds Morris of Knoxville; sister and brother-in-law, Sara and Brian Ballard of Macon, Ga.; paternal grandmother, Mrs. Elsie H. Morris of Jackson, Miss.; maternal grandmother, Mrs. Myrtle H. Edmonds of Johnson City; uncle and aunt, James and Melanie Morris of Jackson; great-uncle, O.D. Morris; great-aunt, Peggy Gooch; cousins, Britain and Makenna Morris; second cousins, Brenda and Bill Litton. Funeral service was Wednesday at Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church with Dr. William R. Barron and the Rev. Vernon Holstad officiating. Interment followed at Highland Memorial Cemetery. Pallbearers: Brian Ballard, James Morris, Dr. Preston Shepherd, Dr. Robert Finelli, Dr. Tom Zarger and Dalton Townsend. Honorary pallbearer, Dr. Aubra Branson. The family requests memorials be made to Joni and Friends, Knoxville, 733 Dameron Ave, Knoxville, TN 37921 or Disability Resource Center, 900 E. Hill Ave. Knoxville, TN 37915 or Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church, Music Ministry, 9132 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37923. The family received friends Tuesday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.

• CULBRETH, Brooke Marie (Boogie),
age 18, Daddy’s Princess and her Mom’s best friend, went home to be with the Lord suddenly Friday, Sept. 29, 2006, at her Concord home. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Concord, where she was a childcare worker in the Concord Christian School. Brooke was manager of the Farragut High School Boy’s Soccer Team for the past four years, where she received “Manager of the Year” for the Region 3 of those years. She was an avid dancer and loved working with “Her Kids” in the Concord Christian School Day Care Program. Brooke is survived by her loving and devoted family: parents, Walter E. III (Wallie) and Donna Howard Culbreth; brothers and sister-in-law, Walter and Ashley Culbreth, Bradley Culbreth and girlfriend, Megan Vendley, all of Concord; paternal grandparents, Walter E. Jr. (Dude) and Peggy Culbreth of Davidson, N.C.; maternal grandparents, Regina Gayer and husband Bland of Pompano Beach, Fla., Jim Howard and wife, Marsha, of Franklin, N.C.; several aunts, uncles and cousins; and “Her Boys,” The Farragut High School Boy’s Soccer Team. A celebration of her life was held Tuesday at First Baptist Church, Concord with the Rev. Dr. Steve Fultz, Wallie Culbreth, and the Rev. Dr. Craig Culbreth officiating. The family received friend following the service at the church. Pallbearers: brothers, Walter Culbreth and Bradley Culbreth; cousins, Josh, Jonathan, Jeremy and Todd Culbreth, Tyler Lee, Jack Summer. Honorary pallbearers, members of the Farragut Boy’s Soccer Teams for the past four years. Family and friends met Wednesday at Pleasant Forest Cemetery for an interment service. The family requests memorials be made to Farragut Christian Church, “Prom of the Stars,” 138 Admiral Road, Knoxville, TN 37934. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.

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