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• SLUSSER, Jan Martin Bradford,
age 51, of Knoxville, passed away Sunday, Nov. 12, 2006, at Baptist Hospital. She was a special education teacher with the Knox County Schools system, worked in group home facilities with mentally challenged people, then later became an agent with Prudential Life Insurance Company. She was preceded in death by her husband, Colin E. Slusser; father, John T. Martin; daughter, Cathryn Bradford. Jan is survived by her son, Christopher A. Bradford; mother, Charlotte S. Martin; brothers, Gregg Alan Martin of Knoxville and Steven Reid Martin of Chattanooga; grandson, Alexander C. Bradford; nieces, Hillary and Lakin Martin; nephew, John Taylor Martin II; several aunts, uncles and cousins. Memorial service was Thursday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel with the Rev. Archie Fendley officiating. Family and friends met Friday at Highland Memorial Cemetery for an entombment service. Family received friends Thursday following the service at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. www.rosemortuary.com

• ANDERSON Jr., George Eldridge,
of Knoxville, son of the late George Eldridge Anderson Sr. and Ruth Chambliss Anderson, passed away Thursday morning, Nov. 9, 2006 at Parkwest Medical Center. He was a longtime member of Second Presbyterian Church, where he served as elder and deacon. George worked 42 years in management at Norfolk Southern Railway before retiring in 1987. Because he believed in helping others, he became a full-time volunteer working as a counselor for 10 years at the Volunteer Ministries Center, delivered mobile meals, volunteered for the Bridge Organization, served as past president and music director of AARP Cedar Bluff Chapter, served on the board of Knox County Alliance of Seniors, organized the Frank R. Strong Senior Center, where he served as treasure for eight years, and was on the Advisory Committee for Knox County Parks and Recreation. George received the Jefferson Award and the Covenant Platinum Award for his many years of volunteer service. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Marion Anderson Peddicord. He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Reba Gass Anderson; daughter and son-in-law, Patricia and Terry Collier of Zephyrhills, Fla.; grandson, Christopher Cullen Collier; sister and brother-in-law, Jane and Ellison Whitehead of Madison, Ga.; nieces, Jude Ande and husband, Michael, and Reba Kimberly Underwood, all of Warner Robbins, Ga.; and Alexis Ande, Jim Vaughan and Cheri Salter to whom he was a godparent. Family and friends met Sunday at Highland Memorial Cemetery for an entombment service followed by a memorial service Sunday at Second Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Patricia N. Harvey and Dr. James B. Wilbanks officiating. The family received friends following the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Second Presbyterian Church, Music Ministry, 2829 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. www.rosemortuary.com  

• HODGES, Betty Jenkins Griffin,
age 90, of Knoxville, passed away Monday, Nov. 13, 2006, at Brakebill Nursing Home. She was a member of Central Baptist Church, Bearden, for 55 years. She was cofounder of Wednesday Night Suppers at Central Baptist Church, Bearden, and also served as church hostess at Central Baptist Church, Fountain City. She retired as food service manager with the Knox County Schools system. Preceded in death by her husband, W. Spencer Hodges; brothers, Cecil, Sam, Bill, Mack, John, Tom, Howard and Ellis “D.E.” Jenkins; and sister, Blanche Venable. Survivors include son and daughter-in-law, Ed and Alyne Griffin of Knoxville; daughter and son-in-law, Debi and Smitty Dugger of Kennesaw, Ga.; grandchildren, Lance Griffin, Melanie Griffin, Julie Dugger and James Dugger; sister and brother-in-law, Mary and Bob Peebles of Stone Mountain, Ga.; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service was Tuesday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel with Dr. Larry Fields and Dr. Henry Childs officiating. Family and friends met Wednesday at Highland Memorial Cemetery for an interment service. Family received friends Tuesday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. www.rosemor-tuary.com

• DOVENBARGER, Isaac Almon,
infant son of David and Tara Dovenbarger of Knoxville, was delivered directly to the Lord early Friday morning, Nov. 17, 2006. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his big brother, David Jr.; sisters, Laurelyn Grace and Dianna Faith; grandparents, Fred and Becky Thompson of Phoenix, Ariz., Darrell and Judy Dovenbarger of Lincoln, Neb.; aunts, Suzanna Thompson, Lisa Thompson and Carrie Dovenbarger; uncles, Fred Thompson Jr. and Doug Dovenbarger, Kevin Dovenbarger. The family received friends Sunday at the Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel with funeral services following with the Rev. Phillip Martin officiating. interment followed in the Pleasant Forest Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established in Isaac’s name, c/o Debbie Wills, 10912 Dundee Road, Knoxville, TN 37934. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike, served the Dovenbarger family. www.clickfuneralhome.com

• REDDEN, Jacob Josiah,
age 37, formerly of Knoxville, passed away on Nov. 10, 2006, due to injuries from a car accident in Coppell, Texas. He was born Nov. 6, 1969, in Brunswick, Ga., to James and Mary Ann Redden. He is survived by his grandmother, Macie Redden; parents Mary Ann and James Redden; brothers and sisters, James Redden, John and Shelly Redden, Joseph and Christina Redden, Joshua Redden, Job Redden, Jeremiah Redden, Josiah Redden, Jude Redden, Joel Redden and Jedaiah Redden, Mary Frances and John Elmore, Mary Kerrie and Kevin Davis, Mary Lou and Trevor Green, Mary Terese and Sonny Kanjia, Mary Anna Redden; aunt, Janet Wilson; nieces and nephews, Joseph, Christopher, Nicholas, John, Annalee, Kamran, Preston, Maggie, Macie, Trevor, Ella, Liam, Teresa and Jonathan. Funeral services were held Thursday, Nov. 16, 2006, at St. Ann Catholic Church, Coppell. The Redden Family has asked in lieu of flowers, you may make a memorial for Jacob to the following churches: St. Ann Parish, Coppell, www.stannparish.org and/or St. John Neumann Catholic Church, Knoxville, http://sjnknox.org/component/option,com

• COLEMAN, Jeanie Patt Tatum,
beloved wife and mother, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2006, in Knoxville. She was fondly nicknamed “Aunt Pitty Patt” by her relatives and other children of her sisters and brothers. She graduated from old Knoxville High School in 1941 and attended The University of Tennessee, graduating with a degree in home economics in 1945. She was a member of the Alpha Omicron Pi sorority at UT, the Junior League of Knoxville, Nine O’clock Cotillion and the Town and Country Garden Club. She was a lifelong member of First Presbyterian Church in downtown Knoxville, the Henegar Class and the Presbyterian Women’s Organization. She was preceded in death by parents, Roy E. and Ruth McCullough Tatum; sisters, Polly Williams and Margaret Ruth Jones. She is survived by her loving husband, Dr. Edwin T. Coleman; brother, Dr. Samuel Carter Tatum of Marble Hill, Ga.; sister, Mary Louise Johnson of Houston, Texas; her children, Jeanie Patt Dillon, Edwin Tandy Coleman III, William Hawes Coleman, Charlotte Coleman Glass and Ruth Coleman Evers; grandchildren, Laura Tandy Coleman, William Hawes Coleman, Margaret Jo Coleman, Samuel McCreary Coleman, Thad Mitchell Evers, Zan Christopher Evers, Aleah McCullough Evers, Hannah Ruth Glass, Emily Anne Glass and Sophie Rebecca Glass; many cousins. Funeral service was Tuesday at First Presbyterian Church with Dr. Paul Rader and the Rev. Michael Glass officiating. The family received friends following the service. Family and friends met Wednesday at the main entrance to Highland Memorial Cemetery for an interment service with the Rev. Carter Johnson officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 620 State Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. www.rosemortuary.com

• HOKE Sr., Dr. Donald E.,
of Ft. Myers, Fla., formerly of Knoxville, born June 18, 1919, in Chicago, Ill., went to heaven Tuesday Nov. 14, 2006, after a long illness. He graduated from Wheaton College and Wheaton Graduate School in Wheaton, Ill. Don was writer and editor of Christian Life Magazine. He was the first pastor of South Park Church, Park Ridge, Ill. Don married Martha Cowan of Johnson City July 20, 1945. He was assistant to the president of Columbia Bible College, founded Columbia Evangelical Church and Christian Servicemen’s Center in Columbia, S.C. Don served as missionary for 22 years with The Evangelical Alliance Mission in Japan. He founded Tokyo Christian College and Japan Biblical Seminary. Don directed the Lausanne World Congress for Evangelism. He was the first director of the Billy Graham Center of Evangelism, Wheaton. In 1978-1990, he pastored Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church, Knoxville. Later he was interim pastor at Pensacola, Fla.; First Presbyterian Church, Coral Springs, Fla.; and Trinity Presbyterian Church, Montgomery, Ala., before retiring to Fort Myers. Don wrote more than 100 magazine articles and authored four books. He served on the boards of Mission to the World, HCJB, Columbia International University, Christ College in Taiwan, John Guest Evangelism Association, World Radio and Samaritan’s Purse. He was preceded in death by his son, Donald E. Hoke Jr. Don is survived by his loving family: wife of 61 years, Martha Cowan Hoke of Florida; son, Dr. Stephen Hoke and wife, Eloise, of Colorado; grandchildren, Stephanie and Christopher; daughter-in-law, Beth Hoke of Nevada; grandsons Austin and Stephen and his wife, Suzy; great-granddaughter, Chloe. The family and friends met Sunday at Cedar Springs Church Cemetery on Westland Drive for an interment service followed by a memorial service at Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Vernon Holstad, the Rev. Andy Holt, the Rev. Sam Cappel and Dr. Robertson McQuilkin officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to: Church Resource Ministries, 1240 N. Lakeview Avenue, Suite 120, Anaheim, CA 92807-1832 (800-777-6658), for son, Steve Hoke, missionary support. The family received friends following the Memorial Service at the church. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. www.rosemortuary.com.

• THUNE, Bette Marie (LaPetina),
age 82, of Knoxville, formerly of Roselle, Ill., passed away suddenly Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2006. Bette was preceded in death by her husband, Norman Thune and son, Darin Thune; parents, Angelo and Mary LaPetina; sister, Lorraine Wallich. Survivors: son, Dennis (Mary) Thune; daughters, Dale (Danny) Gagich, Debra (Stewart) Connelly and Donna (David) Jansen; nine grandchildren; six great-grandsons; several nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike, is serving the Thune family. www.clickfuneralhome.com



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