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• BAILEY, Lonas Edgar (Ed),
age 75, of Knoxville, died Friday, March 23, 2007. He was a member of West End Church of Christ. He is survived by his wife, Betty Carr Bailey; sons and daughters-in-law, Jeff and Rebecca Bailey, Joe and Michelle Bailey, Jack Bailey, Jim and Virginia Bailey; grandchildren, Wes, Ben, Abby and Reagan; sister and brother-in-law, Jean and Albert Neil; brother and sister-in-law, Jim (Hop) and Jane Bailey. The family will receive friends 5-7 p.m., Thursday, at West End Church of Christ followed at 7 p.m. by a memorial service with Russell Cook officiating. Interment at Tennessee Veterans Cemetery will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Ed Bailey Foundation, c/o AmSouth Bank Trust Department, 505 S. Gay St., Knoxville, TN 37902. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.

• VIVORI, Nicholas Gray,
age 24, of Knoxville went to be with his heavenly Father Monday, March 19, 2007. He was a precious son and brother. Nick was born in Fairfax, Va., and currently lived in Denver, Colo. He graduated from Chattahoochee High School in Alpharetta, Ga., in 2001. He attended the University of Georgia, Georgia State University and the University of Colorado. He loved the outdoors: snow skiing, water skiing, boating, bicycling and hiking were among his favorites. Nick was preceded in death by his grandparents, Homer and Nora Gray Key Locke, Grace and Frank Guinn, all of Knoxville; Jean Vivori. Survivors: mother and stepfather, Ruthi and Sam Guinn of Farragut; father and stepmother, Mark and Lisa Vivori of Atlanta, Ga.; sisters, Dayle and Brittany Guinn of Farragut, Natalie and Marissa Vivori; and grandparent, Bill Vivori, all of Atlanta; special uncle and aunt, Allen and Sandy Locke; and their children, Kirsten and Caitlin, all of Katy, Texas. A memorial service was held Monday at Concord United Methodist Church with the Rev. Catherine Nance officiating. The family received friends following the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in memory of Nick Vivori, c/o Cornerstone of Recovery, 1214 Topside Road, Louisville, TN 37777 or to Concord United Methodist Church Youth, 11020 Roane Drive, Farragut, TN 37934. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel served the family of Nick Vivori.

• SMITH Sr., Shields Winford,
age 72, of Farragut passed away Tuesday, March 20, 2007, at Parkwest Medical Center. Shields was born in Concord Sept. 14, 1934, to Carson and Eula Smith. He was a member of First Baptist Church, Concord. He was a graduate of Farragut High School Class of 1952. Shields served with the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict and played on its traveling football team. After his military service, he came back to finish his education and was a graduate of Carson Newman College Class of 1960 and lettered in three sports: baseball, football and basketball. Shields received a master’s degree in science from The University of Tennessee. He coached football at Harriman and later was an FBI agent for 10 years. Shields retired from Martin Marietta Energy Systems Inc. as head of security after 22 years of service. He was an avid outdoors man and loved to play golf. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Willard Smith; special cousin, Jimmy Morrison; stepdaughter, Pamela Wilkerson Young; step-grandson, Gabriel Harris. Survivors: loving wife, Clarius Littleton Smith; children, Shields Smith Jr. and wife, Cate, of Atlanta, Ga., Tom Smith of Knoxville, Katheryn Yu and husband, Peter, of Austin, Texas, Tracye Bulger and husband, Jeff, of Marietta, Ga.; 12 grandchildren; stepson, Keith Wilkerson of Knoxville; step-granddaughter, Chasey Hachmann; four step-great-grandchildren; cousin (who were raised together like brothers), Howard and Kenneth Morrison. The family received friends Friday followed by funeral services at the Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel with the Rev. Dick DeMerchant officiating. Family and friends gathered Saturday at Loudon County Memorial Gardens for graveside services with full military honors conferred. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, 4205 Hillsboro Pike, Suite 216, Nashville, TN 37215 or to the Parkinson’s Foundation. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike, served the Smith family.

• LANE, George Gordon,
age 81, of Knoxville passed away peacefully at his home Monday, March 26, 2007. Gordon retired from the U.S. Army as a command sergeant major with 22 years of service. He began his military career in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II, being placed on remote Pacific islands as part of an early warning radar unit. After the war he returned to Knoxville but subsequently enlisted in the U.S. Army, fought in the Korean Conflict and remained on active duty until retirement. Gordon was awarded the Silver Star, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal and numerous other awards and decorations for his heroism and accomplishments. After retiring from the army, he was the transportation manager for Briggs Industries. He was preceded in death by his son, James Lane; mother, Mary Kate Hankins; sister, Darless Lane Johnson and her husband, I.O. Johnson. Survivors: wife of 57 years, Margaret Lane; son and daughter-in-law, Doug and Denise Lane of Knoxville; daughter and son-in-law Diane and Scott Quimby of Carrollton, Ga.; grandchildren Anthony, Kelly and Kacy Quimby, Jackie and Brandon Lane; brother and sister-in-law, Fred and Billie Sue Lane of Rossville, Ga.; several nieces and nephews; and numerous other family and friends. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday March 29, at Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel. Family and friends will gather at 11:30 a.m., Friday, March 30, at the East Tennessee State Veteran’s Cemetery for graveside services with full military honors conferred by the U.S. Army. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Second Harvest Food Bank, 922 Delaware Ave., Knoxville, TN 37921. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 111915 Kingston Pike, is serving the Lane family.

• GEMBAROWSKI, Walter Lee (Skip),
age 57, of Knoxville, formerly of Midland, Mich., passed away suddenly Monday morning, March 26, 2007, at his home. Skip was of the Lutheran faith. He was a wonderful father and grandfather. He loved horses and dancing. He was a past employee of Blue Cross/ Blue Shield in Knoxville. Skip was preceded in death by his father, Walter John Gembarowski; grandparents, Fred and Ursula Beyer. Survivors: daughters and sons-in-law, Lisa and Gerald Wood of Midland, Leah and Chris Smith of Knoxville; grandchildren, Sebastian, Sydney and Zoe; mother and stepfather, Janis and Robert Lane of Prudenville, Mich.; brother, Joseph Gembarowski of Kingsley, Mich. The family received friends Wednesday followed by funeral services in the Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Star Shangri La Therapeutic Riding Academy, 11800 Highway 11 East, Lenoir City, TN 37772, Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike, served the Gembarowski family.

• WEAVER, Juanita,
93, of Farragut, died peacefully Wednesday, March 21, 2007. Her passing on the first day of spring was fitting, as she lived to see her favorite season of the year with its beautiful flowers that she loved so much. Born on Jan. 14, 1914, in Lakeland, Fla., Juanita was the daughter of Oscar Elliot and Lola Mae Cavin. Juanita, known as Nita to everyone, was raised in Springfield, Mo., and attended Southwest Missouri State University. She enjoyed a vibrant and full life, living in many different parts of the country she loved so much, and exploring the world with her lifelong companion, husband Sam. Nita and Samuel Lee Weaver were married in Springfield in 1936. The young couple moved to North Dakota for six years before moving back to Missouri with their infant son, Samuel Cavin Weaver, eventually settling in the Branson/Hollister area. Nita and her sister, Virginia, owned and managed Ye English Inn in Hollister, raising two children while their husbands fought in World War II. Nita and Sam were well-loved fixtures in Branson and Hollister, and jointly owned and operated Weaver’s Furniture Store and National Motel Supply until their retirement in 1975. Nita remained in Branson for many years after her husband, Sam, passed away, eventually moving to Farragut in 2005 to be close to her son and daughter-in-law. Throughout her life, Nita was very active in the Branson community. She co-founded the first kindergarten in Branson and started the first Cub Scout unit in the Branson/Hollister area. Nita also volunteered extensively with PEO, an organization of professional women that provides local and international scholarships, and served as a Red Cross volunteer for many years. She was an active member of the Shepherd of the Hills Episcopal Church, where husband, Sam, was a perpetual deacon and Nita taught adult Sunday School and kept the chapel running smoothly as a member of the altar guild. Nita was a joyful, kind and loving soul, and in her time she was a daughter, wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was bright and engaged throughout her years, never losing her zest for life. Every day was treated as a gift and Nita always dressed and looked her best. She was still giving Bridge lessons to family and friends at the age of 93. Juanita was preceded in death by her parents, Oscar Elliot and Lola Mae Cavin; sister, Virginia Boehm; and husband of 55 years, Samuel Lee Weaver. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Samuel C. and Carol J. Weaver, Knoxville; grandson, Samuel P. Weaver and his fiancée, Margaret Lavin, of Boulder, Colo.; grandson and wife, Daniel Weaver and Jenny Knight of Boulder; three great-grandsons, Benjamin, Dylan and Samuel. She is also survived by loving niece and her husband, Judith and Don Luth of Land O Lakes, Fla.; and their son and daughter-in-law, Scott and Michelle Luth; and their children, Virginia and Anna Jordan; and their son and daughter-in-law, Chad and April Luth; and their children, Taylor and Riley. She also is survived by loving nieces, Karen Clarke of Ashland, Ore.; and her son and daughter-in-law, Josh and Jennifer Clarke; and their son, Jayden. A Memorial service was held Monday, March 26, 2007, at St. Elizabeth Episcopal Church in Farragut. A reception followed the service at which the family received friends. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike, served the Weaver family.

• TYRRELL, Dorothy,
age 90, of Farragut, formerly of Martinsville, Ind., died March 23, 2007, at Summit View nursing home in Farragut. She and her husband, Claude, retired to Mission, Texas, in 1974. After his death in 2000, she moved to Knoxville. Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband, Claude Tyrrell; parents, Arthur and Ella Tedrow; sisters, Mary Tedrow and Ruth McDaniel; brother, Albert Tedrow, all of Martinsville. She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Mark and Miran Tyrrell of North Augusta, S.C., Max and Brenda Tyrrell of Farragut; grandchildren, Aaron, Amanda, Avery and Sara; brother, Warren Tedrow of Martinsville; sisters-in-law, Lorene and Norma Tedrow. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m., April 7, 2007, at Liberty Christian Church Cemetery in Martinsville. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to an organization of the donor’s choice. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike, is serving the Tyrrell family.

• HOUSTON, Vickie Wood,
age 60, of Knoxville went to be with the Lord Monday morning, March 26, 2007. Vickie was a member of Hardin Valley Free Will Baptist Church. She was an employee of the Cracker Barrel off Campbell Station Road, Farragut. Survivors: mother, Beulah Johnson of Knoxville; sisters, Brenda Kiser, Callie Graybeal, Sandra Wood, Jane White, Lisa Buckner, Teresa Smith and Amanda Sisson; several nieces and nephews. The family received friends Tuesday followed by funeral services at the Hardin Valley Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Darwin Oakes officiating. Family and Friends gathered Wednesday at Highland Memorial West Cemetery for graveside services. Click Funeral Home Hardin Valley Chapel served the family of Vickie Wood Houston.

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