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• KANE, Alice Lee Crossfield,
age 80, went to be with the Lord Friday morning, Oct. 20, at the family home in Knoxville. She was born New Year’s Day 1926 in Gadsden, Ala. After marriage to her beloved Elliott and rearing their three daughters, Alice served 26 years as special education teacher. In 1986, Alice was awarded Teacher-of-the-Year at Fort Sanders Educational Development Center. After retirement, she volunteered at East Tennessee Children’s Hospital. She was a graduate of The University of Alabama and did post-graduate work at The University of Tennessee. Alice was one of the founders of the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority at UT. Her church was West Hills Presbyterian Church where she actively participated in a number of ministries. Preceded in death by mother, Minna Dowling Crossfield; and father, Charles Louis Crossfield of Gadsden; son-in-law, Ric Chester of Athens. Survivors include husband, C. Elliott Kane; daughters and sons-in-law, Patricia Alice Chester of Athens, Susan Lee and Augie Barker, Carol Jean and Park Coffin, both of Knoxville; grandchildren, John and Mary Margaret Chester of Martin, Jay and Alice Ann Yeargin of Greenfield, Elizabeth Crossfield Choonghwan Choi of Nashville, Kane and Jana Barker of Atlanta, Patrick Elliott Barker, Hanlon and Elliott Coffin; great-grandchildren, Mary Anna Chester and Mara Kate Barker. During her illness, Alice was faithfully cared for by her dear friend, Della Post. Funeral service was Sunday at West Hills Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Scott Horne officiating. The family and friends met Monday at Greenwood Cemetery for an interment service with the Rev. Sam Cappel officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to West Hills Presbyterian Church, 7600 Bennington Drive, Knoxville, TN 37909 or Children’s Hospital, 2018 Clinch Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37916. The family received friends at the church Sunday following the service. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. www.rosemort-uary.com

• WOOD, Pamela Simpson (Pam),
of Knoxville passed away Saturday afternoon, Oct. 21, 2006, at Parkwest Medical Center. Pam was retired from Bechtel Jacobs in Oak Ridge. After her retirement, she worked with Leitner, Williams, Dooley and Napolitan. She was a talented artist and a wonderful wife, mother, nana and daughter. Pam was preceded in death by her father, K. D. Simpson. Survivors: husband of 39 years, Billy (Beau) Wood; daughters and sons-in-law, Beth and Todd Blanchard of Farragut, Mandi and Jon Hamilton of Quantico, Va.; grandchildren, Derrick Blanchard, Brady, Evan and Rayane Hamilton; mother, Flo Simpson of Knoxville; sisters, Sharron Horton of Knoxville, Debbie Shepherd of Farragut; brother, Kenny Simpson of Knoxville; several nieces and nephews. The family received friends Tuesday followed by a Celebration of Life in the Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel with the Rev. Brent Hall officiating. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike, served the Wood family. www.clickfuneralhome.com

• WYRICK, Robert Earl (Bob),
age 72, of Knoxville passed away Wednesday evening, Oct. 18, 2006, at his home. Bob was a graduate of Central High School, attended The University of Tennessee, and served two years with the U.S. Army. Bob was a talented artist who used his gift to bring happiness to hundreds by commemorating special events through his artwork. He retired from Martin Marietta Energy Systems, K-25 plant, following 20 years of service. Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas and Ruth Russell Wyrick, and infant daugher, Mary Elizabeth Wyrick. Survivors: wife of 53 years, Wanda Ailor Wyrick; sons, Mark and Joe Wyrick, Jim Wyrick and wife, Vickie; grandchildren Amy, Matt, and triplets Austin, Aylor and Alyson; two great-grandchildren; brother, Richard T. Wyrick; other family members and friends. A Celebration of Life was held Sunday at the Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel with Chaplain R. Michael Sawyer officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of your choice. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike, served the Wyrick family. www.clickfuneralhome.com

• GREEN, Ellen Moorby,
age 71 of Farragut, passed away Thursday morning, Oct. 19, 2006. Ellen was born and reared in the Philadelphia, Pa., area. She attended the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing. She moved to Knoxville in 1980. Ellen was a member of St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church; a member for many years of the The University of Tennessee Faculty Women’s Club, Oak Ridge Community Orchestra and several local book clubs and quilting groups. Ellen is the widow of Dr. Frank D. Green Jr. She is survived by her three children, Lt. Col. Patricia Ellen Tilson, serving with the U.S. Army in Washington D.C.; Suzanne Elizabeth Peters and husband, Brian, of Farragut; Thomas Anson Green and wife, Jane, of Surfside, Fla.; grandchildren, Alexander Bascom Peters and Christopher Thomas Peters. A Memorial service was held Thursday, Nov. 2, at St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church in Farragut with the Rev. Matthew Dutton-Gillett and the Rev. Paige Buchholz officiating. The family received friends following the service at the church. Graveside services and interment was Friday, Nov. 3, at the East Tennessee State Veteran’s Cemetery. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the St. Elizabeth’s Church memorial fund, 110 Sugarwood Drive, Knoxville, TN 37934. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike, served the Green family. www.clickfuneralhome.com

• FRANKS, Don Gold,
of Knoxville, passed away peacefully after a brief illness in his 100th year, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2006. He was a member of Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church and attended First Cumberland Presbyterian Church. He was born Aug. 6, 1907 in Walnut Grove, Hardin County, Tennessee. Don was one of 12 children of Jesse Newton and Lura Mangum Franks. He has been a member of East Tennessee Historical Society, Knoxville Executives Club, Exchange Club, Tennessee Society of Sons of the Revolution (past president), General Society SOR (national director), editor of “The Tennessee Rifleman” (SOR) for 25 years, Technical Society, Tennessee Society of CPAs, Jamestown Society, Huguenot Society and Iota Lambda Sigma Industrial Arts Fraternity (70-year Member). Don was particularly proud of being a descendant of two signors of “The Magna Charta,” and was a baron of that group. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from Middle Tennessee State University in 1937 and received a master’s degree from The University of Tennessee in 1941. He worked at TVA, the IRS and was in private practice as a CPA for 34 years. He also taught genealogy at UT. His interests also included woodworking, gardening, blacksmithing and spending time at his Norton Creek Home. He placed a high value on education and helped many people along this path. Don was also preceded in death by brothers, Garald, Charlie Y., John B. and J.N. Franks Jr.; sisters, Garnette Williams, Ruth Garrett, Alma Warden and Ruby Lynch. He is survived by his loving family: wife of 71 years, Etelka Koonce Franks; children, Donna Franks LaRue (Ronald), Charles K. Franks (Louise), Karen Franks Ware (Sam); grandchildren, Jamie Franks Pollock, Holly Franks Howell (Rob), Kappy Gheesling Lapides (Will), Carl Gheesling (Laura), Laura Ware, Melissa Ware Stutts (Donnie), Rebecca Ware, Justine Leigh-Bell and Patrick Leigh-Bell; great grandchildren, Sophie and Hannah Pollock, Dylan Howell, Bennett Lapides, Isabella and Carlton Gheesling and Sarah Grace Paschke; sisters, Thelma Lockhart, Glynna Dymple Franks, Alice Paulk; brother-in-law, Lewis Lockhart, sisters-in-law, Jane Crockett Franks and Virginia Koonce Pearson; 57 nieces and nephews; special friends, Dexter and Chris Christenberry and Mary Alice Hall. The family wishes to thank the friends, neighbors and staff at Brakebill Nursing Home for their care and support. Funeral service was Sunday at First Cumberland Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Kevin Wood and the Rev. Carl Ware Jr. officiating. Pallbearers: Carl Gheesling, Michael E. Nichols, J.N. Franks III, Patrick Leigh-Bell, Sam Ware, Charles Taylor and Ronald LaRue. The family received friends following the service at the church. Family and friends met Monday at Highland Memorial Cemetery for an interment service. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. www.rosemortuary.com

• BETTIS, Nancy Ellen Horner,
age 85, of Knoxville, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2006, at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center. She was a member of Sequoyah Hills Presbyterian Church where she had served as a deacon. Nancy was born June 3, 1921, to Katherine Ann Taylor Horner and Marvin Cecil Horner of Morristown. She graduated from Morristown-Hamblen High School and The University of Tennessee. Nancy was initiated into Omicron Chapter of Alpha Omicron Pi Fraternity at UT in 1941. She was a dedicated member over her lifetime and served most ably in many capacities both locally and internationally, as president of Knoxville Alumnae Chapter, 1969-71, Omicron Chapter advisor twice, regional director, regional vice president, chairman of International Nominating Committee, to mention a few. Nancy was honored with the “Most Outstanding Alumna” award locally and was a recipient of the Rose award of Alpha Omicron Pi International for her lifelong contributions to the fraternity. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. In addition to her parents, Nancy was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Eugene Bettis; and her brother, Marvin Cecil Horner Jr. She is survived by her two sons, David Sherwood Bettis of Abington, Va., and Eric Taylor Bettis of Knoxville; three grandchildren, Eric Thales Bettis, Frances Mary Ellen Bettis of Knoxville and Taylor Cross Bettis of Johnson City. There was a memorial service Friday in the Chapel of Sequoyah Hills Presbyterian Church with Dr. William R. Barron officiating. The family received friends following the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The University of Tennessee Alpha Omicron Pi Capital Campaign, 600 Andy Holt Tower, Knoxville, TN 37996, Arthritis Foundation Smoky Mountain Branch, 212 S. Peters Road, Suite 105, Knoxville, TN 37923-5217 or Sequoyah Hills Presbyterian Church, 3700 Keowee Ave., Knoxville, TN 37919. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. www.rosemortuary.com

• STALLINGS, Noble C. Hobbs,
born June 20, 1913, died Oct. 19, 2006, 5:15 a.m., at Brakebill Nursing Home. She was preceded in death by her husband, Theodore (Biggin) Stallings; parents, Charles and Dora Sands Hobbs; and stepmother, Bertha Hobbs. Her survivors include her son, Dave Houston Stallings and wife, Mary E. (Bea); grandchildren, Katherine Brightwell and husband, David, Sondra Hale and husband, Warren; great-grandchildren, Chelsea E. Brightwell, Sydney K. Hale, Jacob S. Hale and Sam H. Hale; devoted sister-in-law, Athelyne Hancock; niece, Mary Pearl Khontopp; and nephew, Randy Hancock. They visited often and were very caring. Thanks to the staff at Brakebill Nursing Home who cared for Noble. Family and friends met at Rocky Hill Cemetery Saturday for a graveside service with the Rev. Kern Spangler officiating. The family received friends Friday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. www.rosemortuary.com

• PITCHER, Ruth Margaret,
age 85, of Knoxville, formerly of Freeport, Fla., passed away Wednesday morning, Oct. 18, 2006. Ruth was active in local church and community affairs in Portland. She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Pitcher. Survivors: sons, Paul, David and Bruce Pitcher. A memorial service was held in Knoxville with interment with her husband in the East Tennessee State Veteran’s Cemetery. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike, served the Pitcher family. www.clickfuneralhome.com

• RABY, Ruth Myers,
age 75, of Knoxville passed away Saturday morning, Oct. 21, 2006, at her home. Ruth fought cancer for many years, but never complained. She was a member of Grassy Valley Baptist Church. Ruth was an avid quilter. She retired from Levi Strauss with 15 years of service. Ruth was preceded in death by her husband, Wilburn R. Raby; daughter, Elizabeth Ann Ward; parents, James E. and Elizabeth Gibson Myers; sister, Zelma Myers Nichols. Survivors: husband of 30 years, Glen Crawford; sons and daughters-in-law, James Wilburn and Valerie Raby, Jeffrey Wayne and Christy Raby, all of Knoxville; 11 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; sisters, June Cagley and husband, Ed, and Margaret Millsap; brother, J. W. Myers, all of Knoxville. The family received friends Monday followed by a Celebration of Life in the Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel. Family and friends gathered Tuesday at Highland West Cemetery for graveside services. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, 871 North Weisgarber Road, Knoxville, TN 37909, or the Lupus Foundation, 4004 Hillsboro Road, Suite 216-B, Nashville, TN 37215. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike, served the Raby family. www.clickfuneralhome.com

• PENERY, Terry Douglass,
age 58, of Knoxville, son of the late Carl and Ruth Harrison Penery, died Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2006, at St. Mary’s Medical Center. He was a member of Central Church of God, Papermill Road. Terry was an employee of the U.S. Postal Service and an U.S. Air Force veteran of the Vietnam War. He was also preceded in death by son, Chris Penery. Terry is survived by his loving family: wife, DeVarah Penix Penery; daughter, Kerri Lewis; grandchildren, Brandon, Joshua and Brittany Lewis; sister and brother-in-law, Letha and Ray Meredith, all of Knoxville; mother-in-law, Bonnie Penix of Newport; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service was Friday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel with Pastor Jack Dean officiating. Family and friends met Saturday at Greenwood Cemetery for an entombment service. The family received friends Friday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. www.rosemortuary.com



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