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• ROGERS, Michael J.
age 47, of Farragut, loving husband, son and brother, passed from this life suddenly Friday, April 20, 2007. Michael was born in Castro Valley, Calif., Nov. 20, 1959. He struggled all his life with heart trouble but had the will and determination to live life to the fullest. Michael is survived by his wife, Lynne; parents, Bob and Judy Rogers of Farragut; sisters, Cindy Jones of Rochester, N.Y., Jenny Pruitt and husband, John, of High Springs, Fla.; grandmother, Bonnie Hewitt; aunt, Debbie Stine, both of Raleigh, N.C.; nieces, Mandy and Monica Jones; nephews, Jonathan and Joseph Pruitt. Michael also leaves behind many friends, who loved him and will sadly miss him. The family received friends Monday followed by funeral services in the Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel with the Rev. Brent Hall officiating. Family and friends gathered Tuesday in the Union Cemetery for graveside services. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike, served the Rogers family. www.clickfuneralhome.com

• DUGGER, Nellie H.,
age 60, of Knoxville, formerly of Columbia, passed away Monday evening, April 16, 2007, at St. Mary’s Medical Center. Nellie was a member of Karns Church of Christ. She was an employee of Anderson News Corporation. Nellie is survived by her husband of 39 years, Ronald Dugger; daugthers, Janelle Dugger, Rhonda Conner, and husband, Mike; special grandson, Andrew Conner, all of Knoxville; brother and sister-in-law, Charles and Gale Hickman; nephew, Steven Hickman, wife, Amy, and their son, Adam, all of Lynnville; several brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews. The family received friends Wednesday at the Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel with funeral services to following with Pastor Edwin Jones and Pastor Joshua Hartwigsen officiating. Family and friends gathered Thursday at Bell’s Campground Cemetery for graveside services. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike, served the Dugger family. www.clickfuneralhome.com

• ALLISON, Pearl Gallaher,
born Sept. 19, 1919, was taken home to be with her loved ones at 5:50 p.m., Saturday, April 21. She was a faithful member of Gallaher Memorial Baptist Church for more than 70 years. She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Laura Gallaher; husband, LeRoy Allison; sons, Kenneth M. and Lester V. Allison; daughter, Bobbie Allison Gheen; grandson, Randy Kirby; and three sisters. She leaves behind a son, Roy M. Allison of Knoxville; daughters and sons-in-law, Reva Kirby, Jackie and Gene Duncan, Marilyn Fischer, and Margaret and Phillip Hopper, all of Knoxville, and Harley W. Gheen of Titusville, Fla.; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Willie Humphrey and Sybil Price; and several nieces and nephews. She also leaves behind a host of special friends among them are Nikki Cartwright, her faithful sidekick at church; Carol Davis and Bob Jones. God also sent three special friends that went above and beyond the call of duty at the nursing home and have become a part of our family: JoAnne Sweat, Missy Hendrix and Alonzo Davis. A special thanks to all of the 5th-floor workers at Shannondale. The greatest joy in life other than her family was two special gospel groups: Tommy Seamen and the Heirmen, and Larry Maples with Cross Connection. Family and friends met Tuesday at Edgewood Cemetery for a graveside service with the Rev. Ron Bright officiating. Honorary pallbearers were grandsons and great-grandsons. In lieu of flowers, her wishes were that donations be made to Gallaher Memorial Baptist Church, 219 Gallaher View Road, Knoxville, TN 37919. The family received friends Monday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. www.rosemort-uary.com

• GIBBONS, Sean M.,
age 53, of Farragut, formerly of Chicago, Ill., passed away suddenly Tuesday, April 17, 2007. Sean was a member of St. John Neumann Catholic Church. He was a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and was an avid sports fan. Sean was preceded in death by his father, Thomas F. Gibbons. He is survived by his wife, Carol Gibbons; daughter, Kathleen Gibbons; son, Timothy Gibbons, all of Farragut; mother, Kathleen T. Gibbons of Chicago; 11 brothers and sisters; several sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews. A mass was celebrated Thursday, April 26, at St. John Neumann Catholic Church with the Rev. John Dowling celebrant. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the St John Neumann Catholic Church Building Fund, 225 Jamestowne Blvd, Farragut, TN 37934. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike served the Gibbons family. www.clickfuneralhome.com

• PYLE, Karen McMahan,
age 48, passed away Thursday, April 19, 2007, at her West Knoxville home. She was a member of Rocky Hill Baptist Church. Karen is survived by her husband, William C. Pyle; daughter, Caitlin J. Pyle; parents, W.H. and Azalea McMahan; sister, Lisa Collins and husband, Larry; nieces and nephew, Erika, Ethan and Erin Collins; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Wayne and Irene Pyle; niece, Marie Parris; as well as other family and friends. Funeral service was Sunday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel with Dr. Phil Young and the Rev. Terry Kirby officiating. Family and friends met Monday at Edgewood Cemetery for an interment service. Honorary pallbearers were the Deacons of Rocky Hill Baptist Church. The family received friends Sunday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. www.rosemortuary.com

• BOLES Sr., James Durelle,
age 95, passed away Tuesday, April 17, 2007, after a long and fruitful life. He was a member of Central Baptist Church, Bearden. Durelle was a World War II U.S. Army veteran. He was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Chlorine Dorrough Boles. He is survived by his daughter, Cheryl Bole Smith of Knoxville; son, J. Durelle Boles Jr. and wife, Janice, of Atlanta, Ga.; granddaughters, Lisa Smith Glenn of Knoxville, Leslie Smith Maus of Oceanside, Calif., Jennifer Boles Dwyer of Atlanta, and Laura Boles Faw of San Francisco, Calif.; great-granddaughter, Alexandra Glenn of Knoxville. The family would like to express their deep gratitude to the staff of National Health Care Nursing Home on Highland Avenue for their kind and loving care of Mr. Boles in the last years of his life. Family and friends met Thursday at Tennessee Veterans’ Cemetery for a graveside service with Dr. Larry Fields officiating. Full military honors presented by Volunteer State Veterans Honor Guard. Friends may call at their convenience at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. www.rosemort-uary.com

• SMITH, Charles Edward,
age 90, beloved father of Dr. Sharon Lord, returned to God Wednesday, April 18, 2007. Proud of his southern West Virginia mountaineer heritage, “Ed” loved to share stories of growing up in Williamson, W.Va., the site of the famed Hatfield and McCoy Feud and “the heart of the billion-dollar coalfield.” Ed was a handsome railroad man who married a beautiful coalminer’s daughter during World War II. After retiring from Norfolk and Western Railroad, he pursued a variety of vocations and avocations including woodworking, carpentry, rebuilding automobiles, raising pets and barbering. He loved living in the mountains and joined his daughter in the Tennessee Mountains for the last two years. Mr. Smith will be moved Friday to Bailey-Kirk Funeral Home, Princeton, W.Va. The family received friends Sunday, April 22, 2007, prior to a funeral service. Family and friends met Monday, April 23, 2007, at Roselawn Memorial Garden, Princeton, for an interment service. Local arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. www.rosemortuary.com

• JORN, Robert H.V.,
age 77, of Knoxville, passed away, Monday, April 16, 2007, at St. Mary’s Residential Hospice. He was a member of St. John’s Episcopal Cathedral and served as a paratrooper with the 11th Airborne during the Korean War. He retired from Aristech Chemical Corporation after 25 years as a regional sales manager. He is survived by his wife, Betty Jane Jorn; sons, William F. Jorn and wife, Margaret, of Harlingen, Texas; daughters, Ginger Lee Jorn Bertero and husband, Mitchell, of Davis, Calif., and Merrilee Kay Jorn of Tallahassee, Fla.; grandchildren, Nathalie Grace, Austin and Erik Jorn, all of Harlingen, Zane Bertero of Davis; sisters, Mary Lou Thornton, Kathleen A. Marlatt and Nona Mae Shawhan and husband, Don, all of Georgia; several nieces and nephews. A celebration of the life of Bob Jorn was Friday at St. John’s Cathedral, Chapel with the Very Rev. John C. Ross, Dean and the Rev. Canon Mary Lee Bergeron officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. John’s Episcopal Cathedral, P.O. Box 153, Knoxville, TN 37901 or a Humane Society of your choice. The family received friends Thursday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. www.rosemortuary.com

• BRENNAN, William E.,
age 80, of West Knoxville passed away peacefully early Thursday morning, April 19, 2007, at his home. Born in north New Jersey, he joined the U.S. Navy after graduating from high school in 1944. Bill served his country proudly during World War II as a signalman aboard the USS Rolette and USS Fiske. After leaving the navy he attended Southwestern at Memphis, which is now Rhodes College, where he met his wife, Marge. A member of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity, he graduated from Rhodes College with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology. After his marriage to Marge, Bill enjoyed a 33-year marketing career with Exxon. He was an active member of the Exxon Annuitants Club and took great pleasure in working outdoors tending his yard and rose garden. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Marge Brennan; daughters, Judy Cross and husband, Royce, of Wartburg and Grace Brennan of Nashville; grandchildren, Bryan Cross of Rockwood, Kevin Cross and wife, Amanda, of Nashville, Michael Cross and fiancée, Holly Brown, of Wartburg; great-grandchild, Tyler Cross of Nashville. The family received friends Saturday followed by funeral services in the Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel with the Rev. C. Fred Fowler officiating. Graveside services and interment were Sunday at Concord Masonic Cemetery. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike, served the Brennan family. www.clickfuneralhome.com

• JONES, Donald Erwin,
67, of Cincinnati, Ohio, a former resident of Knoxville, passed away Thursday, April 19, 2007, at the Southern Ohio Medical Center’s Hospice Unit in Portsmouth, Ohio. He was born May 13, 1939, in Cincinnati to the late Jessie Lee and Mendia Dameron Jones. Mr. Jones was a member of Landmark Baptist Temple in Cincinnati. He retired last year from a 30-year career in sales, was previously a former Baptist pastor and was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran. He leaves two daughters, Jennifer (Michael) Lasater of Knoxville, and Deborah (Gregory) Dodge of Lexington, Ky. He leaves five grandchildren, Luke and Amy Jane Lasater of Knoxville; Megan, Spencer and Rachel Dodge of Lexington. He leaves five brothers, Raymond (Anna) Jones of Mansfield, Ohio, Jessie (Ann) Jones Jr. of Mason, Ohio, Harold (Frieda) Jones of Middletown, Ohio, Bill (Missy) Jones of Batavia, Ohio, and Doug Jones of Lebanon, Ohio. Mr. Jones leaves one sister, Opal Madden of Lebanon, and several nieces and nephews. He also leaves his brother-in-law, Paul Hudson of Lebanon. Mr. Jones also leaves his special friends from the Anderson Men’s Senior Baseball League in Newton, Ohio, and a dear friend, Fred Brisker of Portsmouth. He was preceded in death by his sister, Theda Hudson. A celebration of life was held Saturday, April 21, 2007, at Hartwell Baptist Church, 8222 Hartwell Ave., in Cincinnati, 45216, 513-761-1430. The family received friends following the service in the Fellowship Hall of the church. The Rev. Tommy Trammel, the Rev. J. Phillip Martin and the Rev. Matt Holmon officiated the celebration.



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