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• CURRIE, Veronica,
age 87, of Knoxville, formerly of Leesburg, Fla., went to be with the Lord Tuesday, May 1, 2007, following a brief illness. Veronica was a Christian woman, gentle and devoted to her husband, family and Catholic faith. She brought joy to everyone she knew. She is survived by her husband, John; children, Veronica Philipp and her husband, George; and John Currie and his wife, Ramona; grandchildren, Michael and Elizabeth; great-grandchildren, Logan, Aiden and Andrew. A mass was celebrated Wednesday at All Saints Catholic Church, 620 N. Cedar Bluff Road, followed by burial at the Pleasant Forest Cemetery. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike, is served the Currie family. www.clickfuneralhome.com

• HARALSON, Mary Lee Lynch,
age 91, of Farragut deceased Saturday, May 5, 2007. Mary Lee was a founding member of St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church, Farragut, and was a former member of St. James Episcopal Church, Knoxville. She was an accomplished water-colorist and pastel artist. Mary Lee was an extensive world traveler, former president of the South Knoxville Lioness Club and was an avid rose gardener. She was preceded in death by her husband, John (Jack) Haywood Haralson Jr. of Brownsville, who was a retired attorney and vice president of Valley Fidelity Bank & Trust in Knoxville; parents, Edward Milton Lynch and Bertie Mae Shell Lynch; sister, Edna Mae Lynch Campbell; grandmother, Jennie Hirt Shell, former proprietor of the Shell Hotel in Tazewell; aunt, Lillie Shell Duncan. She was the loving mother of surviving children, John H. Haralson III of Farragut and Mary Janis Haralson of Lexington, Ky.; granddaughter, Elizabeth Haralson Buchanan of Lexington; brother, James E. Lynch of Knoxville; several nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Life was held Wednesday, May 9, at St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church, Farragut, with the Rev. Matthew Dutton-Gillett officiating. A reception followed at Tharp Hall. Family and friends gathered Wednesday at the Irish Cemetery in Tazewell for graveside services and interment. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church, 110 Sugarwood Drive, Farragut, TN 37934. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike, served the Haralson family. www.clickfuneralhome.com

• WALKER Sr., Charles W.,
age 76, died Saturday night, May 5, 2007, at his Knoxville home. He was a member of Sequoyah Hills Presbyterian Church. A Knoxville native, Charlie was a member of the last graduating class of Knoxville High School in 1951. He received his bachelor’s degree at The University of Tennessee in 1956. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, an avid tennis player and golfer. Before retirement, he worked as a claims adjuster, real estate salesperson, a property appraiser for tax purposes, as well as serving on the Knox County Board of Equalization, where he was a past chairman. Charlie was loved by all and will be missed by his family and many friends. He is survived by his wife, Sue; sons, Chuck Walker and wife, Jan, Doug Walker and wife, Donna, all of Knoxville; sister and brother-in-law, Rachel and Dick Yates of Rutledge; and many nieces and nephews. Family and friends met at the main entrance to Highland Memorial Cemetery Tuesday for an interment service. A memorial service followed at Sequoyah Hills Presbyterian Church, 3700 Keowee Ave., with Dr. William R. Barron officiating. The family received friends following the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the charity of your choice. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritge Chapel. www.rosemortuary.com

• WORLEY, Evelyn Margaret,
of Knoxville, died Wednesday April 25, 2007. Born Jan. 18, 1924, in Palmyra, Ind., she moved to Knoxville in 1933. A graduate from Knoxville Catholic High School and Knoxville Business College, she was a member and president of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority. She had worked as a part-time dental assistant for years. She was a longtime member of Holy Ghost Catholic Church and was active with the Ladies of Charity and other community service groups up until the time of her death. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends above all else, but was an avid cook, gardener, seamstress and bridge player throughout life. Mrs. Worley was an active leader in the Brownies and Cub Scouts for her children. She is preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Carl Worley; parents, Herman and Agnes Gettlefinger; brother, Earl Gettlefinger. She is survived by son and daughter-in-law, Brian Worley and Pat McNutt of Knoxville; daughter, Suzanne Marie Haven of Knoxville; grandchildren, Tara Haven and Paige Worley; brother and sister-in-law, Andrew and Chick Gettlefinger; sister and brother-in-law, Norma and Ernest Tucker of Huntsville, Ala.; brother and sister-in-law, Herman and Nancy Gettlefinger. Funeral Mass was Saturday at Holy Ghost Catholic Church. Interment followed in Greenwood Cemetery. The family requests that memorials be made to Ladies of Charity, 1031 N. Central Ave., Knoxville, TN 37917. The family received friends Friday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel. www.rosemortuary.com

• RICHEY, John W.,
age 77, of Farragut, formerly of Kenner, La., and Sherman, Miss., went to be with his Lord Thursday evening, May 3, 2007. John was a loving husband, devoted father, grandfather and loyal friend. He retired from Gulf Oil/Chevron Corporation after 31 years as a Real Estate executive throughout the Southeast. John was a member of Williams Boulevard Baptist Church, Kenner, where he was actively involved in the John Smith Sunday School class. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Mitzi; parents and three brothers. He is survived by his wife, Juanita; daughters; Teresa Dunn and husband, Rick, Betty Miller and husband, Mike; grandchildren; April, Justin, Jessica, Shea, Zachary and Benjamin; great-granddaughter, Ashleigh; several nieces and nephews. The family received friends Saturday with funeral services following in the Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel with Dr. Rick Dunn officiating. Interment was at the Pleasant Forest Cemetery. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike, served the Richey family. www.clickfuneralhome.com.

• NEEDHAM, Margaret Marie Derrick,
age 77, of Concord passed away Monday, April 30, 2007. Margaret was a member of Solway Missionary Baptist Church. She loved cooking, canning, sewing, quilting, singing, gardening, flowers, roses, playing “rummy” and working puzzles with her children and grandchildren. Margaret was preceded in death by her daughter, Portia Wallen; parents, Gladys and Jake Derrick; sister, Nancy Derrick Seamans. Survived by: sons and daughters-in-law, Calvin and Rhonda Needham of Tazewell, Roger and Becky Needham of Powell, Randy and Gwen Needham of Knoxville, Dale and Sabrina Needham of Lenoir City; daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and Don Frederick of Knoxville, Alice and James Johnson, Donna and Jack Evans, all of Lenoir City;13 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; sisters, Mary Asquith and Sue Scarbrough of Knoxville, Anna Beeler of Wildwood, Fla.; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and many friends. The family received friends Thursday followed by funeral services at the Click Funeral Home Hardin Valley Chapel with the Rev. Ray Buchanan officiating. Family and friends gathered Friday at Pleasant Forest Cemetery for graveside services. In lieu of flowers, a memorial trust is being established c/o Calvin Needham, 2383 Piney Grove Road, Tazewell, TN 37879. Click Funeral Home Hardin Valley Chapel, 10415 Hardin Valley Road, served the Needham family. www.clickfuneralhome.com

• NINE, Margaret,
age 77, of West Knoxville, died Friday, May 4, 2007. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Knoxville. Mrs. Nine was a Fellow in the International Guild of Miniature Artisans and a member of the National Association of Miniature Enthusiasts. She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur DeForrest Nine. She is survived by her daughters, Kathryn Alexander, Lynda Blankenship and Carole Ross; grandchildren, Mary Alexander, John Ross, Beth Browning, Steven Ross, Lauren Blankenship, Bedky Ross and Kelley Blankenship; great-grandchild, Kathryn Browning; her mother, Catherine Miller, all of Knoxville; and her brothers, Lloyd Kelley of Succassuna, N.J., and Allen Kelley of Warrenton, N.C. Funeral service was Monday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel with the Rev. Dave Ward officiating. Family and friends met at the main entrance to Highland Memorial Cemetery Tuesday for an interment service. Memorials may be made to the National Alopecia Areata Association or the Susan B. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. The family received friends following the service at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. www.rosemortuary.com

• SHIRK, Jimmy Robert,
age 73, of Louisville, died Wednesday, May 3, 2007. A longtime employee with the Bank of Commerce in Morristown before moving to First National Bank of Georgia in Dalton, Ga. Mr. Shirk completed his banking career at Valley Fidelity Bank in Knoxville. He had been a member of both the Kiwanis and Rotary clubs and was a member of Beech Grove Baptist Church in Louisville. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Victoria Stillman and his parents, James R. Shirk and Myrtle Pratt Shirk. He is survived by his wife, Billie Louise Strader Shirk; son, Stephan Shirk of Lawrenceville, Ga.; and grandchildren, Justin Shirk of Maryville, Michal, Natan and Gabi Stillman, all of Efrat, Israel. Funeral service was Saturday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel with the Rev. Kenny Armstrong officiating. Interment followed at Sherwood Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. Condolences may be expessed to the family at http://jimmy-shirk@memory-of.com The family received friends Friday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel. www.rosemortuary.com

• ZIMMERMAN, Charles R. (Chuck),
age 78, of Knoxville passed away Wednesday afternoon, May 2, 2007, at his home. Chuck was of the protestant faith. He was a charter member and the first president of the Eagles Club No. 3153 in New Port Richey, Fla. Chuck was a shriner, a member of the Kerbela Temple and Scottish Rite bodies, was a former past president of West Knox Shrine and a Mason. Chuck was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was an avid golfer and had played in many charity events. Chuck leaves behind many golfing friends. He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Zimmerman. Survivors: wife, Sharroan Zimmerman; other loving family, Walt and Jeannie Walters of Knoxville; several other family members in Florida. No memorial services are planned at this time. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Kerbela Temple, 315 Mimosa Ave. SE, Knoxville, TN 37920-2140. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel served the Zimmerman family. www.clickfuneralhome.com



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