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• CROWE, Bruce Edward,
passed away Feb. 9, 2007, at his West Knoxville home with his family after a courageous battle with cancer. Bruce attended East Tennessee State University where he was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity, graduated from The University of Tennessee and later earned a master’s degree from Tennessee Tech University. A Vietnam veteran, Bruce was the recipient of two Purple Hearts and achieved the rank of captain during his service in the U.S. Marine Corps. He later became a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Masons. He was preceded in death by his father, Virgil Crowe. He is survived by his loving wife of 36 years, Margaret; son, Daniel Crowe; daughter, Margaret Muldrew and husband, Greg, all of Knoxville; daughter, Capt. Katherine Crowe of the U.S. Army at Fort Sill, Okla.; mother, Gladys Crowe; brother and sister-in-law, Curtis and Betty Crowe. There was a celebration of his life Monday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel with the Rev. James Robinson officiating. Interment followed at Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Veterans of Foreign Wars, 736 N. 4th Ave., Knoxville, TN 37917 and/or the American Cancer Society, 871 Weisgarber Road, Knoxville, TN 37909. The family received friends Monday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. www.rosemort-uary.com

• GEE, Glen Richard “Dick,”
age 85, of Knoxville, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2007, at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center. Dick was of the Methodist faith. He worked at Tennessee Scale and Supply Company where he retired after 35 years of service. Dick was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and served in North Africa and Italy. He was preceded in death by his first wife of 50 years, Dorothy Galyon Gee, and second wife, Wave L. Gee; brothers, Rob Gee and Ed Gee; sister, Carol Sunderland. He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Linda Gee; grandchildren, Cindy Gee King and husband, Sean, Brian Gee and wife, Melissa, all of Knoxville; great-grandchildren, Logan, Shelton and Clara King, and Taylor and Grace Gee; sisters, Janie Chandler of Maryville and Bettye Thornton of LaPeer, Mich.; brother and sister-in-law, John and Barbara Gee of Friendsville; several nieces and nephews. A funeral service was held Thursday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel with Dr. Alan Smith officiating. Family and friends met Friday at Highland Memorial Cemetery for an interment service. The family received friends Thursday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. www.rosemortuary.com

• STRAW Sr., Leland Stanford,
age 95, of West Knoxville, died peacefully Monday, Feb. 5, 2007, after a brief illness. He and his wife, Alice, moved to Knoxville in 1940 where he founded the Little Creek Sanitarium and School. He was a member of Grace Seventh-day Adventist Church. He served as president of Little Creek Sanitarium from 1940 until his retirement in 1984, he continued teaching for another 10 years. Mr. Straw was a member of the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra for 25 years, where he played the violin. He became a member of the Kiwanis Club of West Knoxville in 1964. Mr. Straw was preceded in death by his parents: Elder Walter E. Straw and Laura Estella Murphy Straw; brother: Ronald W. Straw, sister: Sylvia Straw-Mitzelfelt and Mignon R. Straw-Smith. Leland is survived by his wife of 74 years, Alice Goodge Straw; sons and daughters-in-law: L. Stanford Straw Jr. and Janet Straw of Knoxville, and Kenneth E. Straw and wife, Sharon, of Berrien Springs, Mich.; grandchildren: Deborah Straw-Tait, Cynthia Straw-Mitchell, Heidi M. Straw and Kristi E. Straw; great-grandchildren: Brandon, Sheena and Christina Tait, Amanda and Dallas Mitchell and Nicholas Straw. A funeral service was held Friday at Little Creek Sanitarium Chapel with Pastor Rick Greve officiating. Interment followed at Highland Memorial Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Little Creek Sanitarium, 1811 Little Creek Lane, Knoxville, TN 37922. The family received friends Thursday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. www.rosemortuary.com

• DAVIES, Margaret Mae (Maggie),
age 101, of Maryville, died peacefully Saturday morning, Feb. 3, 2007, at Colonial Hills Nursing Home. Maggie was born May 6, 1905, to the late David George Davies and Evangeline Christie (Chrissie) Buffat Davies. Maggie, who studied voice under Madame Brailey, was an active member of St. John’s Lutheran Church since 1922 where she sang in the choir and was lead soprano for many years. She was very active with the Red Cross for many years as a trainer and instructor in first aid, in addition to being a member of the Red Cross Motor Corps during World War II. Maggie was a partner and later the owner of N.E. Logan Insurance Company and was the past president of Insurance Women of Knoxville, as secretary/treasurer of Insurers of Knoxville. In addition to her parents, Maggie was preceded in death by her sisters, Julian Welch, Elizabeth (Lib) Davies and Bessie Davies; brothers, A.G. (Gus) Davies, Ben Davies and Dan Davies; nieces and nephews, Margaret and Paul Clark, David Davies and Jack Jones. She is survived by her sister-in-law, Gertrude Davies of New Market; and nieces and nephews, Sandra Davies Jones, Albert and Jane Davies Witt and Martha Davies, all of Knoxville.; six great-nieces and nephews, seven great-great-nieces and nephews and seven great-great-great-nieces and nephews. A celebration of the life of Margaret Mae (Maggie) Davies was held Sunday at St. John’s Lutheran Church with the Rev. J. Stephen Misenheimer officiating. The family received friends following the service at the church. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to St. John’s Lutheran Church, 544 Broadway NW, Knoxville, TN 37917. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. www.rosemortuary.com

• SMITH, Mary Katherine,
age 81, of Knoxville, formerly of Concord, passed away Friday evening, Feb. 9, 2007. A member of First Baptist Church, Concord, she was very involved with the homebound ministry. Katherine was the first female butcher with A&P supermarkets and was a member of Amalgamated Meat Cutters of America local No. 405. She was a prolific flower gardener, cook and seamstress. Katherine opened her heart and home to those in need throughout her life. She was preceded in death by her parents, Samuel (Sim) and Retha Hammonds, the original telephone service providers for the Concord community. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, William T. Smith; daughter, Myra Jane Rose; sisters, Bertha Freshour, Lagonda Rhodes and Eva Morgan; brother, Howard E. Hammonds. Survivors: daughters and sons-in-law, Loretta and Bradley Sowers of Tucson, Ariz., Donna and Tom Ore of Winchester; son, Alton Travis Smith of Knoxville; granchildren, Heather Rose Nagle and husband, John, Brett Rose and wife, Xiomae, Brian Rose and fiancé, Ayh Lai, Ryan Sowers, Susan Ashley Ore and Thomas Matthew Ore; great-grandson, Tyler Atwood Rose; sister, Maude Sanders and husband, Lee, of Louisville, Ky.; brother-in-law, J. V. Freshour of Knoxville; several nieces and nephews. The family received friends Tuesday followed by funeral services in the Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel with the Rev. Steve Peek officiating. Interment followed in Concord Masonic Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Home Bound Ministry of First Baptist Concord, 11704 Kingston Pike, Farragut, TN 37934. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike, served the Smith family. www.clickfuneralhome.com

• CHURYUK, Nadia,
age 18, of Lenoir City passed away Thursday morning, Feb. 8, 2007, in an automobile accident. Nadia was a graduate of Lenoir City High School and was attending Pellissippi State Technical Community College. She was a member of Bethel Christian Church. Survivors: parents, Vasiliy and Elizabeth Churyuk; sisters, Viorica, Domnica, Liliya, Liuba and Tanya; brothers, Ivan, Valentin and Vitaliy; grandmother, Malvina Shailitsa; several aunts and uncles. The family received friends Saturday at the Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel. Funeral services were Sunday in the Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel. Interment followed in the Lake View Cemetery in Lenoir City. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike, served the Churyuk family. www.clickfuneralhome.com

• SEYMOUR, Evelyn Davis Killian,
age 92, of West Knoxville, died Feb. 9, 2007, at Shannondale Health Care Center. She was a member of First United Methodist Church, The Fellowship Club and Fellowship Class, Blount Mansion, James White Fort, the East Tennessee Historical Society, First Families of Tennessee, Dixie Highway Garden Club, Cavett Station DAR, Henry Knox Daughters of 1812 and Norfolk Southern Wives Club. She was preceded in death by her husbands, J. Tom Killian and Dr. Mervin Seymour; parents, Jack and Katie Brown Davis; brother, Hugh M. Davis; sisters, Catherine Arrants, Dorothy Jones and Helen Bizub; sister-in-law, Marion Threlkeld; and daughter, Sarah VanLandingham. She is survived by her sister, Elizabeth DeRieux; brother-in-law, Paul Threlkeld; son-in-law, Bob VanLandingham of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; and granddaughter, Kris VanLandingham of Knoxville; daughters, Marion Collyer and husband, Doug, of Atlanta, Helen Sciara and husband, Joe, of Memphis, and Ann Thrasher and husband, Warren, of Baton Rouge, La.; stepchildren, Mary Davidson and family of Florence, S.C., William and Sandra Seymour and family of Chattanooga; 12 other grandchildren; 236 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren; and numerous other nieces and nephews. The family received friends Monday at First United Methodist Church followed by the funeral service with the Rev. Mike Jackson and the Rev. Charles Hurlock officiating. Interment followed at Woodlawn Cemetery. The family requests that memorials be made to First United Methodist Church, 3316 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. www.rosemort-uary.com



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