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• JETT, Melissa M.,
age 87, formerly of Florence, N.J., died Wednesday morning, Nov. 22, 2006, at her Knoxville home. She was a member of Sacred Heart Cathedral where she was a past member of the Alter Guild. Mrs. Jett was a retired second lieutenant with the U.S. Army Nursing Corps. Her husband, J.B. Jett Sr. preceded her in death in 1993. She is survived by her sons and daughter-in-law, Jackson B. and Delorah T. Jett Jr., and Douglas C. Jett; daughter and son-in-law, Sue C. Jett and Paul Elliott; grandchildren, Paul Michael Jett; and great-grandchildren, Zackary Jett and Julia Jett; and her sister, Lucia Marini. Funeral mass was Monday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel with the Rev. T. Allen Humbrecht officiating. Interment at Tennessee Veteran’s Cemetery will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Myelodysplastic Syndromes Foundation, P.O. Box 353, Crosswicks, NJ 08515, www.mds-foundation.org. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. www.rosemortu-ary.com

• BOYLE, Charles M. “Chuck,”
age 59, of Knoxville, went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, Monday, Nov. 20, 2006. Chuck lived a Christ-centered life of service to others. His greatest passion was preaching the Gospel of Christ and leading others to the Lord. Chuck consistently modeled a life of Christian friendship and left a lasting legacy of Christian fatherhood to his five children and five grandchildren. His legacy will live for countless generations through many friends and family. He was a member of First Baptist Church, Concord, and of the Anthony Conken Sunday School Class. He was preceded in death Nov. 3, by his wife, Carolyn: Chuck is survived by his loving children: daughters and son-in-law, Kimberly and Frank DeMaria of West Palm Beach, Fla., Bessie Ann Boyle of Knoxville; sons and daughter-in-law, Christopher and Jodi Boyle of Jacksonville, Fla., Brian Boyle and John Boyle, both of Knoxville; grandchildren, Danielle and Naomi Levy, Chace, Matthew and Ashley Boyle; father-in-law, Richard Hutchins of Winston-Salem, N.C.; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Peggy and Walt Henning of Knoxville; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, John and Leslie Eccleston of Maryland; as well as several nieces and nephews. A service in celebration of his life was Friday, Nov. 24, at First Baptist Church of Concord with Dr. Doug Sager and the Rev. Victor Lee officiating. The family received friends following the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the John Boyle Education Fund, c/o SunTrust Bank, Account No. 1000042684851, 11238 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37934. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. www.rosemortuary.com

• PIERCE, Dr. J. Frank,
distinguished professor emeritus, age 85, of Knoxville, died, Friday, Nov. 17, 2006, at his home. He was of the Baptist faith. Dr. Pierce retired as a distinguished professor emeritus from The University of Tennessee after 38 years of faithful service to education as an electrical and computer engineer. He was a graduate of The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, receiving a bachelor’s and master’s degrees and received his doctorate in engineering from the University of Pittsburg. Dr. Pierce also was a consultant and researcher for ORNL during his entire professorship. His advising included doctoral research with numerous outstanding scientists in electrical and computer engineering. He was a member of the IEEE and a former chairman of the Department of Electrical Engineering at UT. Dr. Pierce was preceded in death by his first wife, Edith Johnson Pierce; son, George Franklin Pierce; and parents, John H. and Ethel Snelson Pierce. Frank is survived by his loving wife, Dr. Joan E. Uhl Pierce; daughter, Virginia L. Smith; and grandsons, John and Steve Pierce. Brothers and sisters-in-law, Lloyd and Sally Pierce, and William H. and Margaret Pierce; nephews, Steve, Don and Phil Pierce. Step-children, Shauna Andrus, Marlin Andrus, Graydon Andrus, Kim A. Soper, Shane Andrus and Brock Andrus. Family and friends met at the entrance to Greenwood Cemetery Wednesday for a graveside service with Dr. Asa Bishop officiating. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the J. Frank and Joan E. Pierce Foundation, J. Frank & Joan Uhl Pierce Endowment, c/o The Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, 120 Perkins Hall, Knoxville, TN 37996-2012. The family received friends Tuesday at the family home. Friends may call at their convenience at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. www.rosemor-tuary.com

• McWHORTER, James David,
76, of Knoxville, went to be with the Lord Sunday, Nov. 19, 2006, after a brief illness. He was born in Sioux City, Iowa, and moved to Knoxville with his family as a child. He graduated from Knoxville High School in 1948 and later from The University of Tennessee in 1953, where he was a member and president of Sigma Chi fraternity. David married Betty Morris Aug. 30, 1953, and thereafter served in the U.S. Army’s Counter Intelligence Corps. He was a longtime member of Central United Methodist Church and more recently of Sequoyah Hills Presbyterian Church. He was devoted to both. He was also a founding member of the West Knoxville Sertoma Club. Living in Knoxville all his adult life, he was admired and respected by many as a leader, entrepreneur and real estate developer. He was preceded in death by his parents, James R. and Mary B. McWhorter. He is survived by his loving family: devoted wife of 53 years, Betty Morris McWhorter; son, Mark McWhorter and wife, Mary; daughter, Kim Rolfes and husband, Frank; son, Greg McWhorter and wife, Jan, all of Knoxville; grandchildren, Katie Tummins and husband, Jason, of Nashville, Betsy Ford and husband, Nat, of Knoxville, Haley Welch and husband, Chad, of Nashville, Mac McWhorter of Knoxville, Andy Rolfes of Atlanta, Laura Rolfes of Nashville, Gregory Rolfes, Carson McWhorter, Will McWhorter and Meg McWhorter, all of Knoxville; great-grandsons, Sam Tummins and John Ford; brothers, Roger McWhorter of Georgia, Jerry McWhorter and Jon McWhorter of Knoxville; and several sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, cousins, nieces and nephews. Following a private interment service, there was a memorial service Tuesday at Sequoyah Hills Presbyterian Church with Dr. William R. Barron officiating. The family received friends following the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Sequoyah Hills Presbyterian, 3700 Keowee Ave., Knoxville, TN 37919 or charity of choice. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. www.rosemortuary.com

• HAMPTON, Eva Yates,
age 84, of Lenoir City, passed away Wednesday morning, Nov. 22, 2006. Eva was a member of First Baptist Church in Lenoir City. She was a graduate of Greenback High School, where she was a talented basketball player. Eva was a gifted musician singing with several gospel groups — Singing Trinitarians and Southern Gospel — and with folk style music in the area. She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Hampton; parents, Sam and Mary Yates; brothers, Bob Yates and Clarence Yates. Eva is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Frieda and Gene Lawson of Lenoir City; grandsons, Rodney Lawson of Lenoir City, Grady Lawson and wife, Cristy, of Loudon, Josheena Wilson and husband, Jarred, of Jefferson City and Alexis Lawson of Lenoir City; great-grandchildren, Kitiara Lawson, Autumn Lawson and Jackson Wilson; several nieces and nephews. The family received friends Friday at Click Funeral Home. Funeral services were Saturday in the Click Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Linda Parton officiating. Interment followed in Lakeview Cemetery. Click Funeral Home, 109 Walnut Street, Lenoir City, served the family of Eva Hampton.

• BOHNER, Elizabeth,
age 92, of Knoxville and formerly of Philadelphia, Pa., died Nov. 20, 2006, at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center. She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Bohner; and daughter, Gloria Marie McMenamin. Elizabeth is survived by her granddaughters, Paula M. Walshe of Hellertown, Pa., and Francine Kaplan of Newtown, Pa.; grandson, John P. Zomchick of Knoxville; great-grandchildren, Sarah Zomchick and Patrick, Ciara and Sean Walshe. Funeral services were held at Burns Funeral Home in Philadelphia for burial in Oakland Cemetery. Local arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. www.rosemortuary.com

• JONES, Rhea Cockrell Stallworth,
age 93, of Trussville, Ala., daughter of the late Arthur J. and Dot B. Bruce Cockrell, passed away Friday, Nov. 17, 2006. She is preceded in death by her husband, Harold Jones; son, Douglas C. Stallworth; sister, Evelyn C. Seale; brother, Author J. Cockrell. She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Thomas A. and Judy Stallworth, Lewis A. and Elaine Stallworth; grandchildren, great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Mary K. Cockrell. Family and friends met Tuesday at Lynnhurst Cemetery for a graveside service with Dr. Alan Smith officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to your favorite charity. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. www.rosemortuary.com

• HAYNES, Lynn H.,
of Bearden, died Saturday, Nov. 18, 2006. Mr. Haynes was a U.S. Army veteran serving during World War II and was a retired construction manager. He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas H. and Belle Beeler Haynes; and his wife, Nelle Gordon Bass Haynes. He is survived by his nephew, James Thomas Haynes of Maryville. Family and friends met at the main entrance to Highland Memorial Cemetery Friday for an entombment service with the Rev. David Simmons officiating. Friends may call at their convenience at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. www.rosemort-uary.com

• RAWLINS, Rose,
age 84, of Knoxville, passed away Saturday, Nov. 18, 2006, surrounded by her family. She was a member of Wallace Memorial Baptist Church and attended Singles 3 Sunday School Class. She retired from Sears in 1986 as an interior decorator, then volunteered with Baptist Hospital for 13 years where she was past president of the auxiliary, past member of America Business Women Club and of Eastern Star. Rose was preceded in death by her parents, Richard and Blanche Balian Garabedian; husband, Raymond M. Rawlins; gramddaughter, Amy Renee Rawlins. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Ray and Marilyn Rawlins of Powell; daughter and son-in-law, Carol and Jim Flanary of Knoxville; grandchildren, Kristin and Chris Blair, Patrick Armitage, Jay Rawlins, Haley Armitage; great-granddaughter, Emma Elizabeth Blair; brother and sister-in-law, Richard and Shirley Garabedian of Georgetown, Mass.; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service was Monday at Wallace Memorial Baptist Church with Dr. James McClusky, Dr. Mike Boyd and the Rev. Kent Williams officiating. Family and friends met Tuesday at Lynnhurst Cemetery for an interment service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Baptist Hospice, P.O. Box 22, Knoxville, TN 37901 or St. Judes Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. The family received friends following the service at the church. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. www.rosemortuary.com



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