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• MYERS, Mildred “Micky” Watson,
age 81, of Knoxville, daughter of the late Verlin I. and Flossie Mae Hamilton Watson, a loving and caring wife, mother and grandmother who cherished life and her family, passed away at her home Wednesday, March 14, 2007, with her family at her side. Even during her long illness, she maintained a positive outlook, along with her ever-present warm and friendly personality. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Concord. Micky was employed by Fulton Sylphon during World War II and by First Baptist Church of Clinton in the late 1950s. She is survived by her loving husband of 60 years, A.C. Myers; daughter and son-in-law, Patricia “Pat” and Steve Wilson; grandchildren, Melissa Brett Wilson of Nashville, Brandon Arlan Wilson and wife, Ella, of Sedona, Ariz.; brother, Ray Watson; sister, Evelyn Long, of Knoxville; and several nieces and nephews. Our family will sorely miss her but we feel truly blessed to have had her with us for these 81 years and take solace in knowing she will now be with the Lord. Funeral service was Friday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel with the Rev. Steve Peek officiating. The family and friends met Saturday at Pleasant View Cemetery, Maynardville, for an interment service with the Rev. Luther Cox officiating. Pallbearers: Ken McNutt, Robin “Bo” Clark, Eddie Thomas and Jim Heath. The family requests memorials may be made to: First Baptist Church, Concord, 11704 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37934. The family received friends Friday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. www.rosemortuary.com

• HICKS, Winbourne E. (Windy),
Knoxville resident for past 13 years, son of the late Clarke and Ruth Richardson Hicks, went to be with the Lord, Monday, March 12, 2007. He was a member of Bellevue Baptist Church in Memphis for 70 years, where he served as director of the senior adult Sunday School department and as a deacon. He loved volunteering in the kitchen for Wednesday night suppers. He also attended Calvary Baptist Church in Knoxville. Windy was born September 14, 1923, and lived most of his life in Memphis before retiring to Knoxville in 1994. He worked for Coca Cola Bottling Co. and Holiday Inns. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and the Korean Conflict. During World War II he was under Admiral Chester W. Nimitz in Guam, and during the Korean Conflict, he served on the Monterey naval ship. Windy was a member of Kerbela Shrine Temple, Knoxville and Woodlawn Lodge No. 211 in Memphis. He had a special interest in Shriner projects for helping burned children. Sports were his love, especially golf, and his faithful golfing friends. For many years he officiated both high school football and basketball games. He leaves his wife of 64 years, Nannette; his daughter and son-in-law, Dianne and Michael (Mickey) Sims Sr., all of Knoxville; his grandsons and their families, Michael Sims Jr.; wife, Jessalyn; and great-granddaughter, Taylor, all of Las Vegas, Nev., John David Sims, wife, Rebecca, and great-grandson, John David II of Knoxville. The family expresses much appreciation for the dedicated staff at both Parkwest Medical Center and NHC Farragut. Funeral service was Thursday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel with Michael Sims Sr. officiating. Interment followed at Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery with Military Honors by the Volunteer State Veterans Honor Guard. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Bellevue Church Foundation, 2000 Appling Road, Cordova, TN 38016-4710 or Fellowship Bible Church Missions, P.O. Box 30275, Knoxville, TN 37930. The family received friends Thursday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. www.rosemortuary.com

• MARTIN, The Rev. Paul Edward,
age 75, of Knoxville, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, March 13, 2007, after a four-year residency at the Shannondale Health Care Center in Knoxville. After serving 11 years in the U.S. Navy, Mr. Martin heeded God’s calling to the ministry. Upon completing studies at the Florida Baptist Bible Institute, William Carey College, and a master’s degree from the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, he then served as pastor of a number of Southern Baptist churches in Florida and New York. He is preceded in death by parents, Nettie and Homer Martin; and parents-in-law, Ted and Chester Roney, of Auburndale, Fla. He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Sally Martin, of Knoxville; son and wife, Michael and Pamela Martin of Thomson, Ga.; son and wife, David and Sharon Martin of Knoxville; son, Timothy Martin of Lakeland, Fla.; son and wife, Jeffrey and Susan Martin of Wrentham, Mass.; granddaughter and husband, Melissa and Andrew Connell of Knoxville; grandson and wife, Christopher (currently serving in Iraq) and Melanie Martin; grandsons, Randal Martin of Knoxville and Jonathan Martin of Maryville; granddaughters, Sara and Christina Martin of Knoxville, and Nicole Bridges of Thomson; great-grandsons, Hunter and Hayden Connell of Knoxville; sister and husband, Martha and Russ Albritton of Sebring, Fla.; sister and husband, Mary Alice and Ron Palmer of Tallahassee, Fla.; sister-in-law and husband, Linda and E.J. Brinson of Lakeland; and a number of nieces, nephews and cousins. Passions included the love of his family, the work of ministry, helping others to know Christ, as well as being a sports enthusiast. Funeral service Friday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel with the Rev. Al Royer and the Rev. Archie Fendley officiating. Interment followed at Tennessee Veterans Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Gideon Ministry through home churches. The family received friends Friday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. www.rosemortuary.com

• DAMEWOOD, Sandra Kay,
born Aug. 28, 1954, went to be with the Lord Tuesday, March 13, 2007, peacefully at home surrounded by her parents and close cousin, Shirley and Archie Mitchell. Sandy was of the Baptist faith and was a graduate of West High School who worked in the medical field as a patient account representative with Knoxville Billing Group. Sandy was an avid fan of The University of Tennessee athletics and loved to watch car racing. Sandy, who had a love of children, touched so many people during her lifetime. She is preceded in death by both sets of grandparents and many aunts and uncles. She is survived by her parents, Avon and Kathryn “Kathy” Raby Cate; several aunts and cousins and special friends. Many thanks to the people at Knoxville Billing Group for their kindness and support. Family and friends met Friday at Pollard Cemetery for a graveside service with the Rev. Gary Smith and special friend Bill Meidl officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1905. The family received friends Thursday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. www.rosemortuary.com

• INFANTE, Sarah Avery,
age 17, of Knoxville lost her life on Tuesday afternoon, March 6, 2007, as a result of an automobile accident. Sarah was a member of Concord United Methodist Church. She had attended Farragut High School and was currently a student at Union County High School in Blairsville, Ga. She was very involved in the Student Government Association and earned the 2006 State of Tennessee Above and Beyond Award. Sarah was also involved in Girl Scouts and earned a Silver Award. She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Ignacio and Eulalia Infante; maternal grandmother, Frances Harris. Sarah is survived by her parents, Michael and Barbara Infante; brother, Mikey Infante; maternal grandfather, Darwin B. Harris of Oran, Mo.; many aunts, uncles and cousins. The family receive friends Saturday followed by a Celebration of Life in the Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel with the Rev. Larry Trotter officiating. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike, served the Infante family. www.clickfuneralhome.com

• HOUSE, Dorothy Vance,
98, died peacefully at her Knoxville home Sunday, March 4, 2007, with her loving family by her side. She was a lifetime member of First Presbyterian Church. Dorothy was born June 5, 1908, to the late Fred W. and Minna W. Vance. She graduated from The University of Tennessee where she was a Vol Beauty and a member of Tri-Delta sorority. She met her first husband as an adventurer hiking in the mountains of East Tennessee. She loved art, flowers and the beauty of the outdoors. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Lucien C. Greene; and her second husband, Henry F. House. She is survived by her brother, Fred W. Vance; children, Clayton Greene and wife, Connie; daughter, Carolyn G. Rogers; grandchildren, Cathy Thompson and husband, Derry, Bill Greene, Rick Rogers and wife, Judy, Elisabeth Lanois and husband, Peter, and Michael Rogers; great grandchildren, Dean, Julie, Mary and Stevie Thompson, Lindsay and Peter Lanois, and Alexandra Rogers. She was lovingly cared for by: Jackie Jones, Frances Allen, Mary Lou Prewitt and Taj Chagani. Family and friends met at Highland Memorial Cemetery Wednesday for an interment service. A memorial service followed at First Presbyterian Church with Dr. Paul Rader officiating. The family received friends following the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: First Presbyterian Church, 620 State St., Knoxville, TN 37902. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. www.rosemortuary.com

• ZUBKO, Ronald L. (Ron),
age 68, of Farragut, formerly of Cleveland, Ohio, passed away suddenly early Saturday morning, March 3, 2007, at his home. Ron was of the Catholic faith. He retired from Strick Corporation after 25 years of service but continued to work as a consultant. Ron played basketball for Coach Ray Mears at West Tech High School, Cleveland, when the team won the district championship in 1956. He graduated from Tri-State College with a degree in aeronautical engineering. His passion was restoring a P-51 D Mustang. Ron was a volunteer at the Warbirds Tennessee Museum of Aviation in Sevierville. He was preceded in death by his parents Louis and Margaret Hornyak Zubko. Survivors: wife, Maria Sexton Zubko; children and spouses, Tony Zubko of Port St. Luci, Fla.; Dean and Jennifer Zubko of Southington, Conn.; Dave and Lisa Wichser of Palm City, Fla.; Shane Sexton and fiancée, Kimberly Cowan, of Knoxville; and Wade and Allison Sexton of Knoxville; grandchildren, Anthony Zubko, Taylar Zubko, Zachary Zubko, Demi Zubko, Rhett Sexton, Allie Sexton and Bo Sexton; sister and brother-in-law, Kathleen and Frank Svetz of Cleveland; several nieces and nephews; and many other loving family members and friends including his small group at the Farragut Church of Christ. The family received friends Monday at the Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel with a Celebration of Life following with Mr. Daniel Harris officiating and eulogy by lifetime friend Mr. Richard Benner from Cincinnati, Ohio. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the TN Museum of Aviation, P.O. Box 5587, Sevierville, TN 37864. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike, served the Zubko family. www.clickfuneralhome.com

• MARTIN, Charles Thomas,
age 77, of Knoxville and formerly of Polk County, Ga., died Saturday, March 2, 2007, at Parkwest Medical Center. He was a member of Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church since 1970 and a member of many Bridge Clubs. Charles and his wife, Wanza, loved to travel and Charles loved his woodworking, gardening and spending time with his family. Charles was preceded in death by his parents, Lige and Oni Martin; brother, J.D. Martin; sister, Mary Martin; and father-in-law, Willis Wisner. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Wanza Wisner Martin; son, Charles Perry Martin; daughter and son-in-law, Cindy Martin DaCosta and Rocky DaCosta; grandchildren, Brett DaCosta and his wife, Amber Parker DaCosta, Kate DaCosta and Sara DaCosta; mother-in-law, Hazel Wisner; and sisters and brother-in-law, Ila Martin and Jan and Scott Crawford. Funeral service was Sunday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel with the Rev. Vernon Holstad officiating and music by Mary Jo Brewer. Family and friends met at Highland Memorial Cemetery Monday for an entombment service. Honorary pallbearers were Brett DaCosta, Rocky DaCosta, Jeff Maples, Scott Crawford, Jerry Johnson, Carroll Coakley and Jim Key. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to the Worldwide Discipleship Association, 110 Carnegie Place, Fayetteville, GA 30214 or to the World Missions at Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church, 9132 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37922. The family received friends from Sunday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. www.rosemortuary.com

• HEADRICK, Jere Jackson (Jerry),
age 43, of Knoxville passed away suddenly Saturday, March 10, 2007, in Denver, Colo. Jere graduated from Karns High School in 1981. He attended beauty school in Memphis and worked as a hair stylist there and in Denver where he currently worked at Joe’s Hair Affair. Jere was also a talented artist and worked as a computer graphic artist in Denver where his work has been printed in various publications. Jere was preceded in death by his father, Jerry Jackson Headrick Sr. Survivors: mother, Judy Green; sisters, Lois Dalton, Tammy Headrick and Melissa Wells; nephews, Randy, Scott, Gavin, Ean and Jake; nieces, Jennifer, Amanda, Cassie and Laura; lifelong friend, Tony Smith. The family received friends Thursday at the Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel with a Celebration of Life to follow. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Helen Ross McNabb’s Gateway Center. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike, served the Headrick family.

• VASEY, Joe W.,
age 76, of Lenoir City, formerly of Knoxville, passed away suddenly Friday morning, March 9, 2007, at his home. Joe founded Vasey Heating and Air Conditioning Company. His post-retirement years were spent working in the building and real estate development industry, playing golf and learning everything there is to know about computers. He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict serving his country in the U.S. Army as a translator/interpreter. He was a truly devoted family man, an animal lover and a real jack-of-all trades. The world is a better place because of people like Joe. He was preceded in death by his son-in-law, Rick Lange. Joe is survived by his wife of 55 years, Alice K. Vasey; daughters and sons-in-law, Rebecca and Mike Patterson, Frances Lange, Patti and Gregg Swersky; grandchildren, Michael Patterson and wife, Laura, Brent Patterson, Megan and Rikki Lange, Rachel and Holly Swersky; great-grandchildren, Grant and McLain Patterson; several nieces and nephews. The family received friends Sunday followed by a Celebration of Life in the Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel with the Rev. John Wood officiating. A private interment was Monday at the East Tennessee State Veteran’s Cemetery with full military honors conferred by the Volunteer State Honor Guard. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) of East Tennessee, 6701 Baum Drive, Building B, Suite 240, Knoxville, TN 37919. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike, served the Vasey family. www.clickfuneralhome.com

• JOHNSON, Peggy Shaver,
age 61, of Knoxville, formerly of Roane and Hamblen Counties, passed away suddenly Saturday morning, March 10, 2007, at Ft. Sanders Regional Medical Center. Peggy was of the Baptist faith. She was retired from UT-Battelle (Oak Ridge National Laboratory) after 30 years of service. She was an avid gardener, loved photography, knitting and travel. Peggy was preceded in death by mother, Billie Young Shaver Stepp; father, Reford B. Shaver; brother, W. H. Shaver; nephew, Joseph Reford Shaver; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Paul and Nellie Johnson; brothers-in–law, Joe C. Johnson and Bill Burton. Survivors: loving husband of 43 years, Curt (Buddy) Johnson; sister, Betty Jo Shaver of Morristown; sister-in-law, Bobbie Shaver Snowden and husband, Gene, of Morristown; sister-in-law, Jean Burton of Hixson; several special nieces and nephews, great- and great-great-nieces and nephews; lifelong special friends, Johnny and Linda Creech of Lilburn, Ga. The family received friends Tuesday at the Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel with funeral services to follow with the Rev. Terry Bunch officiating. Graveside services and interment were held Wednesday morning. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike, served the Johnson family. www.clickfuneralhome.com



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