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• FORD, Olive Ruth (BOO),
age 83, of Knoxville, passed away Saturday, Dec. 23, 2006, at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center after a short illness. Mrs. Ford was a devoted Christian, raised in the Catholic faith, and a longtime member of Holy Ghost Parish and the St. Gerard’s Guild. She was born and raised in Norfolk, Va., until her marriage to Stanley Ford of Knoxville in 1945. A longtime resident of Fountain City, she and her husband enjoyed tennis, both social and competitive, and were charter members of the Knoxville Racquet Club. After Mr. Ford’s retirement as court reporter for the U.S. Federal District Court in 1979, she and her husband made their home in Gatlinburg. They enjoyed the mountains and traveling the country in their motor home before returning to Knoxville in 1992. For the last five years, she led an active life at the Echo Ridge Retirement Residence. She was a devoted wife, loving mother and a kind and caring friend to many. Preceded in death by husband, Stanley K. Ford; sons, J. Donald and T. Ronald Ford; father John Butler; mother Annie Wright Butler; sisters, Evelyn Butler, Norma Grissom, Virginia Butler; brothers, Joseph Butler and James Butler. Survived by son and daughter-in-law, John and Belinda Ford of Knoxville; daughter and son-in-law, Kaye Ford and Bill Combs of Atlanta; daughters Patty Ford and Beth Barber of Knoxville, and Nancy Ford of Louisville; daughter and son-in-law, Peggy and Hal McCrory of Knoxville; son and daughter-in-law, William and Karen Ford of Knoxville; and nine grandchildren: Katie, David, and Sarah Powell; Sean Blevins and wife, Maha Ayesh, and Bret Ford; Patrick and Christie McCrory; and Tanner and Carly Ford. There was a private graveside service with Monsignor Xavier Mankel and the Rev. Ragan Shriver officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Disabled Veterans of America. The family received friends Tuesday, Dec. 26, at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.

• ALPERS, Jackelyn (Jackie),
age 22, of Knoxville, went to be with the Lord Monday, Dec. 25, 2006. She is survived by her mother and step-father, Terri and Rick Noce of Knoxville; father and step-mother, John and Betsy Alpers of Knoxville; brothers, Andy Alpers and Joey Noce; step-brothers, Brian, Brandon and Dustin Noce; sisters, Jenny and Melissa Alpers and Emma Noce; step-sister Rachel Noce, all of Knoxville; grandparents, Clifford and JoAnn Wuornos of Florida; Janice Wuornos of Knoxville; Robert and Norma Alpers of Minnesota; uncles, Chad and wife, Dina, Wuornos of Minnesota; Robert Jr. and wife, Elly, Alpers of Minnesota; aunt, Julie and husband, Darin, Allis of Minnesota; several nieces and nephews and best friend, Savanna Irwin of Knoxville. The family received friends from Friday, with service following in the Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel with the Rev. Richard Elseroad officiating. Interment followed at the Pleasant Forest Cemetery. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike, served the Alpers-Noce

• WOMACK, Frances Bradley,
age 83, of Knoxville went peacefully to be with the Lord on Dec. 25, 2006. For many years Frances was of the Baptist faith and most recently, she became a member of Lynnwood United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by husband, Horace H. (Mac) Womack; grandson, Ryan Womack; parents, Henry L. and Mabel Bradley; siblings, Henry Bradley Jr., Leonard Bradley, Bill Bradley, Benny Bradley and Bobby Lou Evans. She was a loving wife, devoted mother and encouraging grandmother. She was loved by all who knew her. She is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Randy and Lonnie Womack of Westchester, Ill., Scotty and Twila Womack of Knoxville, Bradley and Elaine Womack of Baltimore, Md., Stanley Womack of Knoxville, David and Elaine Womack of Knoxville; daughter and son-in-law, Lynne and Kevin Williams of Richmond, Va.; grandchildren, Jack Womack, Kirstie Owens, Russ Womack, Leslie Crain, Jennifer Womack, Jonathan Womack, Leslie Williams, Kendall Williams and Mac Williams; sister, Lorene Franklin. The family would like to extend their gratitude to the caring staff of Northhaven Health Care Center with special thanks to administrator, Keith Mandrell. We so appreciate the love and support shown to Frances and us through the years. The family received friends Friday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel with a Celebration of Life Service with the Rev Bill Beard officiating. Family and friends met at Rose Mortuary Saturday to travel in procession to Greenwood Cemetery for an interment service. Pallbearers: grandsons, Jonathan Womack, Russ Womack and Kendall Williams and nephews, Robbie Franklin, Rudy Bradley and Steve Bradley. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Ryan Womack Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Riverside Presbyterian Church, 116 Barrypoint Road, Riverside, IL 60546. Since 1991, 110 college students have been recipients of scholarships from the fund. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Braodway Chapel.

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