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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.

• 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.

• 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.

• 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.

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