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• SHEPPARD, Aaron Emory,
age 69, formerly of Roanoke, Ala., passed away Sunday, Jan. 21, 2007, at his Knoxville home. He was a member of Cokesbury United Methodist Church. Mr. Sheppard graduated from Troy State University, Troy, Ala., and was employed by the U.S. Treasury Department, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms for 30 years. He was preceded in death by his son, Jeffrey Walter Sheppard; mother, Pansy Adamson Sheppard; father, the Rev. Olin Emory Sheppard. He is survived by his loving wife, Mary Lane Sheppard; son and daughter-in-law, Scott Emory and Krista Lynn Sheppard; daughter and son-in-law, Gena Sheppard and Kenny Britton; grandchildren, Alexandra Leigh Sheppard, Megan Rayl Sheppard, Rebecca Lynn Sheppard, Joseph Emory Sheppard and Erin Reece Britton; sister and brother-in-law, Linda Ellen Sheppard and Tommy Yarbrough; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Jane and Dick Boyette of Eufaula, Ala.; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, William Ferrell Lane Jr. and Pamela Nelson Lane. Funeral service was Wednesday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel with Dr. Steven Sallee and the Rev. Steve DeFur officiating. Interment will be in Cedarwood Cemetery, Roanoke. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Cokesbury United Methodist Church, 9908 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37922 or to the charity of your choice. The family received friends Wednesday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. www.rosemortuary.com

• FORD, Misty Charmaine Watson,
age 45, of West Knoxville, died Monday, Jan. 29, 2007, at Hillcrest West. She was of the Pentecostal faith. Misty was program director for La Petite Academy, George Williams Drive. She is survived by her loving family: son, Shawn Jordan Ford; daughter, Mayce Lauren Ford; mother, Beverly Fortenberry; father, Wayne Watson; sister and brother-in-law, Ashley Clemmer and husband, Michael; brother and sister-in-law, Teddy Harrison Fortenberry II and wife, Sarah, all of Knoxville; aunts, Sherry Cates and husband, Jim, Tona Turpin and husband, Paul, Helen McDonald and husband, Thomas; uncles, P.A. Watson and wife, Kathy, and Gleason Watson; nephew, Teddy Harrison Fortenberry III; and a host of cousins. Funeral Service was Tuesday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel with the Rev. Paul Turpin and the Rev. Tona Turpin officiating. The family and friends met Wednesday at Highland Memorial Cemetery for an entombment service. The family received friends Tuesday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. www.rosemortuary.com

• HOUSEHOLDER, Randy Dewayne,
age 20, of Forest Hill, La., formerly of Knoxville, entered eternal rest Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2007, in Rapides Parish. He was born on Aug. 1, 1986. Randy was a Baptist by faith, an avid four wheeler rider, loved riding on Wind Rock Mountain, loved vacationing in Florida on the beaches and also, enjoyed jet skiing. He was a loving son, brother, grandson, nephew and friend. Randy leaves behind his loving family to cherish his memories, his father and mother, Chris and Cheri Householder of Knoxville; a brother, Dallas Householder of Knoxville; paternal grandparents, Deborah Householder and Lloyd Brewer of Knoxville; maternal grandparents, Bobby and Pat Nall of Forest Hill; maternal great-grandparents, James and Audrey Maskew of Gulfport, Miss.; uncles, Ricky and Damon Nall, both of Forest Hill; fiancée, Lacey Paul of Hineston; great-aunts, Cheryl Burk of Knoxville, Ginger Thorell and husband, Don, of Loomis, Neb., Kay Smith and husband, Gerald, of Rockford; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Family and friends were received Monday, Feb. 5, 2007, at the Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Feb. 6, in the Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel with the Rev. Wendell Smith officiating, assisted by Chaplain Dan Hicks of Baptist Hospital. Interment followed at Highland West Memorial Park. Serving as pallbearers: Brad Elliot Watt, Cody Alexander Smith, Vernon Keith Mynatt Jr., Cody R. Smith, Matthew Holcomb, James Bradley Stewart, Lonnie Gault and Damon Nall. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike, served the Householder family.

• CAMERON, Steve,
age 57, of Knoxville passed away Saturday evening, Feb. 3, 2007. Steve was an employee of HT Hackney Company. He was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley Cameron; parents, Willie and Alice Cameron. Survivors: step-daughters, Janice Garrett and husband, Jeff, with whom he made his home, and Tammy Thomas, both of Knoxville; sisters, Janice Cameron of Oak Ridge, Norma Taibleson and husband, Roy, of Knoxville; niece, Brooke Ritter; step-grandchildren, Lynn Garrett and wife, Debra, Clay Thomas and Tammy Miller and husband, Scott; step great-grandchildren, Brittany, Becky and Brooklyn. The family received friends Monday followed by funeral services in the Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel with the Rev. Bob Greenlee officiating. Family and friends gathered Tuesday for graveside services and entombment at Highland West Mausoleum. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike, served the Cameron family. www.clickfuneral-home.com

• VILLADSEN, Henry Arthur “Hank,”
age 77, of Knoxville, passed away suddenly Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2007, at his home. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church. Hank retired from Skyline Transportation Company after 18 years of service and was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. Hank, who was an avid horseman, was a member of the American Quarter Horse Association. He is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Barbara Andrews Villadsen; sons and daughter-in-law, John and Kim Bradley, and Mark Villadsen, all of Knoxville; grandchildren, John Paul Bradley; brother and sister-in-law, Joseph E. and Jeanine Villadsen of Panama City, Fla.; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, John and Mary Jo Andrews of Sylacauga, Ala.; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service were Friday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel with Dr. Paul Rader officiating. Mr. Villadsen was moved to Montgomery, Ala., for a Sunday interment service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 620 State St., Knoxville, TN 37902. The family received friends Friday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. www.rosemortuary.com

• DEMARCO, The Rev. Neil E.,
age 60, of the Karns Community, formerly of Orange County, Calif., went to be with the Lord Saturday, Jan. 27, 2007, at Vanderbilt Medical Center. Neil was a graduate of Chapman University in California. His favorite sport was baseball, having played throughout his life. Neil was owner of Alternative Mattress Store and More in Knoxville and was in the furniture industry his entire career. He was an ordained minister and an instructor with the Ministerial Studies Courses through MII. Neil was a member of Lovell Heights Church of God. He was preceded in death by his parents, Bob and Marty DeMarco. He was a beloved husband to his wife, Marlene Fleenor DeMarco; a loving father to his two daughters, Christina DeMarco of Los Angeles, Calif., and Theresa DeMarco of Tacoma, Wash., all of whom will cherish his memory forever. The family received friends Wednesday at Lovell Heights Church of God followed by a Celebration of Life with the Rev. Travis Ballinger, the Rev. John Hughes, the Rev. Lisa Elliott and Dr. Tony Slay officiating. Family and friends gathered Thursday at Oak Ridge Memorial Park for graveside services. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Lovell Heights Church of God Building Fund,132 Lovell Road, Knoxville, TN 37934 or to Center of Hope, P O Box 9029, Louisville, TN 37777. Click Funeral Home and Cremations, Hardin Valley Chapel, 10415 Hardin Valley Road, served the DeMarco family. www.clickfuneralhome.com

• MAZZAGATTI, James (Jim),
age 86, of Knoxville, formerly of Drexel Hill, Pa., passed away Sunday morning, Jan. 21, 2007. Jim was preceded in death by his parents, Alex and Rose Mazzagatti; sister, Dorothy Mazzagatti Amadio. He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Teresa (nee Ferretti) Mazzagatti; children and spouses, Jane and Robert Kiesel of Broomall, Pa., Anthony and Diana Mazzagatti of Las Vegas, Nev., and Debra and David Cikovic of Knoxville; Six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; brothers, Anthony Mazzagatti and wife, Emily, of Melbourne, Fla., Ronald Mazzagatti of Longport, N.J.; several nieces and nephews. Jim was well known as a master carpenter and builder of the Main Line area of suburban Philadelphia. He was a member of St. Bernadette’s Catholic Church in Drexel Hill for many years. Jim was a veteran of World War II serving with the U.S. Army. A mass was celebrated Wednesday at All Saint’s Catholic Church with the Rev. Tony Dickerson celebrant. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Living Beyond Breast Cancer, 10 East Athens Ave., No. 204, Ardmore, PA 19010, www.lbbc.org or to St. Jude’s Childrens Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude’s Place, Memphis, TN 38105. www.stjude.org/donate. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike, served the Mazzagatti family. www.clickfuneralhome.com

• WEBB, George McCulley,
age 86, of Knoxville, son of the late Judge D.C. and Julia McCulley Webb, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2007. He was a member of Sequoyah Hills Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Webb taught religion at the Webb School of Knoxville where he served at trustee for more than 50 years. He founded Lake Forest Presbyterian Church in Knoxville in 1949 and was the pastor of Shelby Presbyterian Church, Shelby, N.C., for 17 years. The Rev. Webb, who was a member of the Tennessee Bar, was certified to practice before the State of Tennessee Supreme Court. He was a U.S. Army veteran serving during War World II. The Rev. Webb was married to the late former Carolyn McSween. He is survived by his children, Dan Webb of Seattle, Sandy Webb of Annapolis, Carol Dishart of Pittsburgh, Anne Nely of Charlotte, and Jean Bonnyman of Knoxville; and six grandchildren. Following a private interment, there was a memorial service Saturday at Sequoyah Hills Presbyterian Church with Dr. William R. Barron and the Rev. Mark Lampley officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Webb School of Knoxville, 9800 Webb School Lane, Knoxville, TN 37923. The family received friends following the service at the church. www.rosemortuary.com

• KIRK, Anna Mae,
age 95, of Knoxville, passed away Thursday, Feb. 1, 2007. She was a charter member of Sacred Heart Cathedral. Her husband, Stephen L. Kirk Sr. preceded her in death. Mrs. Kirk is survived by her eight children, Mary Bassett Montgomery of Knoxville, Stephen L. Kirk and wife, Gerry, of Knoxville, Joseph B. Kirk and wife, Helen, of Knoxville, The Rev. John L. Kirk of Franklin, Anne Kirk Gallegos and husband, Eloy, of Knoxville, The Rev. Thomas D. Kirk of Jackson, Joan Elizabeth Lyttle of Knoxville, and Philip A. Kirk and wife, Suzanne, of Odenton, Md.; 30 grandchildren; and 32 great-grandchildren. A funeral mass was celebrated Monday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with her sons, the Rev. John L. Kirk and the Rev. Thomas D. Kirk officiating and eulogy by her granddaughter, the Rev. Barbara Kirk Norris. Her grandsons served as pallbearers. Interment followed in Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Sacred Heart Cathedral, 711 Northshore Drive, Knoxville, TN 37919. The family received friends Sunday followed by a rosary service at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. www.rosemortuary.com

• O’BRIEN, Margaret H.,
98, a longtime resident of Knoxville, passed away Jan. 29, 2007, at Ave Maria Nursing Home, Memphis. She was preceded in death by her husband of 68 years, Frank J. O’Brien; sons, Robert Neil O’Brien and Frank J. O’Brien Jr.; and grandson, Joseph Johnson. She is survived by two sons, Thomas J. O’Brien of Memphis and Dr. Christopher P. O’Brien of Lenoir City; 10 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren; three nieces and two nephews from Pennsylvania. A funeral mass was celebrated Friday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with the Rev. Jamie Baca, C.S.P. officiating. Interment followed at Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to Immaculate Conception Church, 414 W. Vine Ave, Knoxville, TN or to a charity of your choice. The family received friends Thursday with a rosary to follow at Rose Mann Heritage Chapel. www.rosemortuary.com

• KEMP, Dorothy “Dodie” Ann,
age 83, of West Knoxville, passed away Saturday Feb. 3, 2007, at her home surrounded by her sons and caregivers. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Concord. Born in Elyria, Ohio, Dodie was noted for her charm, appearance, clothes and shoes; more over for her independence, and fierce determination and courage in face of her Parkinson’s Disease and her cuteness and softness of a kitten. Dodie was preceded in death by son, John Kemp. She is survived by her loving sons and daughter-in-law, Bill and Lisa Kemp, Gary Kemp, all of Knoxville; sister, Jean Taylor of New York; several nieces and nephews. A memorial service was Tuesday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel with the Rev. Steve Peek officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to: National Parkinson’s Foundation, 1501 NW 9th Ave., Bob Hope Road, Miami, FL. 33136-1494. The family received friends Tuesday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. www.rosemortuary.com

• HENDERSON, Gerald E. “Jerry,”
age 74, of Knoxville, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2007, at The University of Tennessee Medical Center after a valiant struggle with leukemia. Jerry was a corpsman in the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict, and was stationed at the naval hospital at Camp Pendleton, Oceanside, Calif. It is there that he met and married Betty, his wife of 55 years. After his discharge, he lived with his wife and children in Brockton, Mass., until 1969 when he moved to Knoxville. Jerry was employed by the The UT Police Department for 15 years. After his retirement from UT, he and his wife owned and operated several businesses in Knoxville including Jerry’s Lounge, Oak Grove Nightclub, Jerry’s Mini Mart and Deli, and most recently Jerry’s Restaurant. His hobbies included bowling, golf, UT football and basketball and RV travel. He also loved reading, especially about World War II. But he was the happiest when he was in his workshop creating something beautiful for his home. He was an exceptionally creative person. Jerry was preceded in death by his father, M. Cecil Henderson; mother, Nadine Lockett Henderson Boatman; and stepfather, Earl Boatman. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Betty McAfee Henderson; sons, Robert Henderson of Clarksville, Richard Henderson of Knoxville; daughters, Debra Jones and Jerrie Lynn Dunn and husband, Earl, of Knoxville; granddaughters, Sara Russell of Maryville, Brittney Jones of Knoxville, and Samantha Henderson of Jonesboro; grandsons, Earl Dunn Jr. of Nashville, and Adam Dunn of Knoxville; great-grandchildren, Nathan and Caitlyn Russell, and Genesis Dunn; sisters, Barbara Kinter and husband, Gordon, Gail Brooks, Glenda Mason and husband, Junior; a very special cousin, Wilma Lyles; and close friends, Roger and Kim Reagan. The family and friends met Friday at Tennessee Veteran’s Cemetery for a graveside service with Pastor Timothy Roller officiating. Full military honors were bestowed by Volunteer State Veterans Honor Guard. Friends could call at their convenience at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. www.rosemortuary.com



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