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• MORTON, Frederick Gore,
died peacefully in his sleep Friday, Oct. 6, 2006, at age 68. A well-loved father, friend, cousin, counselor, spiritual advisor and irascible humorist, Fred’s life overflowed with colorful adventures and experiences that gave him a compassion and connectivity with people from all walks of life. Fred’s lifelong love of sports included playing for The University of Tennessee Volunteers in the mid-1950s. He continued to follow the Vols and the Lady Vols basketball teams as one of their most avid supporters and season ticket holders the rest of his life. He also loved to play golf. He was preceded in death by his parents, Benjamin Andrew and Edith Gaines Morton Jr.; brother, Andrew Gaines Morton; daughter, Sonia Christine Morton; niece, Jinks Morton; and nephew, Gaines Morton. He leaves his daughters, Beth Morton Bowman; Kimberly Blake and husband, Mike; granddaughters, Kristin Bowman and Haley Blake; brother, B.A. Morton III and wife, Marbury; special cousin, Julian G. Morton Jr. and wife, Ruth; several beloved nieces and nephews; and a host of very special friends too numerous to name. The family received friends Monday followed by a funeral service at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel with the Rev. Canon Thomas J. Rasnick officiating. The interment service Tuesday was private. A memorial service was held Oct. 17, 2006, at St. Michaels Episcopal Church, 6400 E. Washington Ave., Cookeville. Pallbearers: Francis Caine, George Massengale, Frank Kolinsky, Darrel Wayne Frasier, Gene Amonette and Chris Roberson. Honorary pallbearers: Jan Morton, Robert Kassem, Buddy Allen, Richard Petree and Ray Elkas. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 4708 Papermill Dr., Knoxville, TN 37909 or St. John’s Episcopal Cathedral, 413 W. Cumberland Ave., Knoxville, TN 37902. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.

• LOCKETT, Sandra Bourkard,
age 65, died unexpectedly of a stroke at Baptist West Hospital Wednesday, Oct. 11. Her life was a vivid example of caring and much love for her family, friends and especially her grandchildren, Sarah, Bryson, Tindell, Clay, Elizabeth, Sander, Graham and Noah. She was an active and much-beloved member of Two Rivers Church in Farragut. Sandy was a life-long resident of East Tennessee having grown up in Knoxville before her marriage to her husband, Stephen. They lived in Oklahoma and Oak Ridge before moving to their farm in Loudon County in 1972. Sandy was always generous with her love and time to all her family and friends. Her strong Christian faith was on display for all she met. She was preceded in death by her parents, Dr. and Mrs. Harrison O. Bourkard Jr.; and her special niece, Lanie Ann Crowell. She is survived by her husband and love of her life, Stephen Lockett; children, Scott Lockett and wife, Deborah, of Alexandria, Va.; Jeffrey Lockett and former wife, Laura, of Knoxville; Connie Farmer and husband, David; Jennifer Lockett; Dede Wolfe and husband, Jody, all of Loudon County; grandchildren, Sarah, Clay, Bryson, Tindell and Sander Lockett; Elizabeth and Noah Farmer; and Graham Wolfe. Also survived by sisters, Ann Bourkard of Memphis, Lynn Crowell and husband, Mickey, of Louisville, and niece Kelly Carillon and husband, Bruce, of Knoxville. The family received friends Sunday, Oct. 15, at Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel. A celebration service led by Pastor Brad Brinson was held Monday, Oct. 16, in the Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel. A private burial followed on the family farm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Two Rivers Church Building Fund. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike, served the Lockett family.

• KNIGHT, Felix Eugene,
age 84, of Knoxville, passed away Saturday, Oct. 14, 2006, at the University of Tennessee Medical Center. Felix was born April 2, 1922 in Dayton to the late Floyd and Marie Conner Knight. He was a longtime member of Donelson First Baptist Church in Donelson. where he served as a deacon. He was a former member of Wallace Memorial Baptist Church in Knoxville and was a member of First Baptist Church, Concord, Tn. at the time of his death. Felix graduated from Rhea County High School in 1940 and attended Carson Newman College from 1940 to 1942. He then attended The University of Tennessee from 1947 to 1950, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in dairying and a master’s in animal husbandry. Felix’s work with the Tennessee Agricultural Extension Service began in Maury County and continued in Rutherford County. In both counties he enjoyed working with 4-H boys and girls, encouraging them and watching them become useful and outstanding citizens in their communities. He then spent twenty-Three years in Davidson County as Extension Leader, supervising staff members of in 4-H, Home Demonstration and low-income nutrition programs. He also worked with the farmers in the production of livestock, field crops and horticulture. Mr. Knight received the Distinguished Service Award from the National County Agents Association and the Man of the Year Award from the Tennessee Association of Agricultural Agents. During his career, he was vice president of the Board of Directors of the Davidson County Farm Bureau, served on the board of directors of the Oscar Farris Agricultural Museum and served as president of the Farmers Club and the Tennessee Agricultural Specialist. Felix was also a board member of the UT Retirees Association. While in Nashville, he was a member of the Nashville Rotary Club, the Al Menah Temple and the McWhirtersville Lodge. Felix enjoyed playing golf, softball, baseball and was an avid boater. He worked as a volunteer for the Sara Lee LPGA and the BellSouth PGA tournaments in Nashville. Felix was also an avid “Big Orange” fan. He and his wife, Helen, were member of the Knoxville Quarterback Club, Big Orange Tip-off Club and football season-ticket holders. He enjoyed many years attending Volunteer football games and he and his wife, Helen, loved to travel, traveling in all 50 states and many foreign countries. Felix was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Conner Knight; and sister, Lucille Woodfin. Felix is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Helen Humphreys Knight; sisters and brothers-in-law, Emma and Bill Atchley of Sevierville and Mildred and Howard Cockrum of Knoxville; sister-in-law, Mary Knight of Chattanooga; brother-in-law, Ken Woodfin of South Pittsburg; brother-in-law and-sister in-law, Jack and Judy Humphreys of Maryville; and many nieces and nephews for whom he was a very special uncle. Funeral service was Monday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel with the Rev. Steve Peek officiating. Family and friends met at Lynnhurst Cemetery Tuesday for the interment service. Nephews served as honorary pallbearers. Memorial donations may be made to the Felix and Helen Knight Memorial Scholarship Endowment, Institute of Agriculture, The University of Tennessee, P.O. Box 1071, Knoxville, TN 37901-1071 or to the Tennessee Baptist Children’s Homes, Inc. P.O. Box 2206, Brentwood, TN 37024-9885 or to the Mission of Hope, P.O. Box 22312, Knoxville, TN 37933-0312. The family received friends Monday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.

• COX, Jeanette Marie,
age 51, of Farragut. The angels of heaven escorted Jeanette through the gates of heaven, as she died peacefully at home surrounded by loved ones on Friday, Oct. 13, 2006. We’re certain she was welcomed by Jesus, her Saviour and Lord, and many loved ones who had died before her, including her beloved brother-in-law and sister, Charles and Joyce Cox; her father, Clarence Bullard and her father-in-law, Herbert C. Cox. She is survived by her husband of 27 years, Phillip B. Cox of Farragut; a treasured daughter, Jennifer Best (Jerry); a special niece, Breanna Smith, who was like a daughter to her; mother, Lois Randolph; sisters, Joan Duggan and Judy Smith (Bill) all of Lenoir City; brothers, Tommy Yates of Macon, Ga., and Eddie Yates (Ilanie) of Wetumpka, Ala.; mother-in-law, Joann Cox of Oak Ridge (currently Summit View Nursing Home of Farragut); brother-in-law, Bruce Cox (Joan) of Huntsville, Ala.; sisters-in-law, Renee’ Vassallo (Vince) of Pahrump, Nev., and Janie Cox of Greeneville; several nieces and nephews and many beloved friends. Jeanette was born Dec. 21, 1954, in Sylacauga, Ala., and moved with her family to the Lenoir City area and graduated from Farragut High School and later from Tusculum College in 1996. She worked for Martin Marietta Y-12, and left in 1999 to begin her courageous battle of receiving a liver transplant and later fighting ovarian cancer. Jeanette loved her family and loved cooking for them and caring for them. She also loved her church, Bell Avenue Baptist of Lenoir City, was formerly active as the church Treasurer, and most recently as the editor and publisher of the church bulletin. She loved Jesus and loved telling people about him and loved singing in the choir. Now she’s singing in the heavenly choirs and praising her Lord face to face. The family received friends Sunday at Click Funeral Home with funeral services to following with the Rev. George Seay and the Rev. Eddie Chasteen officiating. Family and friends gathered Monday in the Oak Ridge Memorial Park for graveside services. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations be made in Jeanette’s memory to the American Cancer Society, the Organ Transplant Program at Vanderbilt University or Bell Avenue Baptist Church. Click Funeral Home served the family of Jeanette Cox.

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