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• BARTON, Lemma Louise,
age 88, of Knoxville, born and raised in Evansville, Ind., passed away Tuesday, May 8, 2007, at Parkwest Medical Center. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Charles R. and Vivian Egbert Barton; their children, Diane M. and husband, Roy A. Wesemyer, Amy Lou and husband, Matthew M. Doctor; and their children, David M. Doctor, Nathan W. Doctor, Janson M. Doctor, Anna Marie Doctor, Annetta and Lee Turpin; and their children, Katherine, Michael Turpin and Luke Turpin; daughter and son-in-law, Charlotte Ann and retired Master Sgt. Robert E. Maynard, U.S. Air Force; and their children, Cam A. (Maynard) Hamilton and husband, Dale; and their children, Crystal and Cayla Hamilton all of Montgomery, Ala., Cindy A. (Maynard) Sullivan and husband, Lemuel O. Sullivan; and their children, Christopher Reeber, Cassandra Reeber and Charles Sullivan, all of Altamonte Springs, Fla.; daughter and son-in-law, Linda L. and Byron Mahan; and their children, Darrell Mahan and wife, Marilyn; and their children, Lyndsey Mahan and Scott Mahan, Lucinda Nelson and husband, Brent; and their children, Courtney Nelson and Taylor Nelson. A memorial service was Friday at Grace Lutheran Church with Pastor Lane B. Reuter officiating. Interment was Saturday at Birdsville Cemetery, Birdsville, Ky. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. www.rosemortuary.com

• DEVAULT, Jim,
age 73, died Friday, May 4, 2007, at Ft. Sanders Regional Medical Center. He was a charter member of West Towne Christian Church and Christian Church of Loudon County. Jim was an avid Vol fan. He leaves behind his wife of 50 years, Elizabeth DeArmond Devault; children and their spouses, Sue and Steve Lusk, Tim and Debbie Devault, Jill and Kevin Hall; grandchildren, Matt Lusk, Holly Lusk, Kelly Devault, Jace Devault and Bryce Hall; brother, Jack Devault and wife, Juanita. The family received friends Sunday followed by a celebration of life service at Christian Church of Loudon County, 12210 Martel Road, Lenoir City, with Rick Keck officiating. Family and friends met Monday at Tennessee Veterans Cemetery for an interment service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Christian Church of Loudon County, Missions Fund. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. www.rosemort-uary.com

• CLARKSON, Frank Keith,
age 80, of Concord, born in Loughborough, England, on Dec. 7, 1926, to the late Albert Edward and Louise Simmons Clarkson, passed away, May 13, 2007, at The University of Tennessee Medical Center after a long and courageous fight. He was an active member of First Baptist Church, Concord, where he loved to sing in the Celebration Choir and was a former president of the Action Sunday School class. Frank served with the British Royal Blue Artillery during and after World War II. After the war, he worked in the British Civil Service as an electrical engineer in Africa and Arabia. He loved to travel and lived in several countries, including England, Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Yemen and Qatar. He moved to the United States in 1977 and became a U.S citizen. Frank worked in California, North and South Dakota, and retired from the Department of Energy, Western Area Power in 1991 when he moved to Knoxville. Frank was one of seven children, who loved life and was a devoted father and husband. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Patricia Johnson Clarkson; children, Michael Clarkson, Andrea Davis and husband, Mick, Diane Kirton and husband, Walter, Steve Townsend and wife, Betty; grandchildren, Andrew and Melanie Clarkson, Clark and Scott Davis, Gillian Kirton, Drew Townsend and wife, Anna Grace, Leslie and Lindsey Townsend; additional family members in England, include a brother, sister and two nieces; special caregiver, Kristy Maples. A Celebration of his life was held Tuesday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel with the Rev. Steve Peek officiating. Family and friends met Wednesday at Greenwood Cemetery for an interment service. Honorary pallbearers: Clark Davis, Scott Davis, Andrew Clarkson, Drew Townsend and Jim Trezise. The family received friends Tuesday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. www.rosemortuary.com

• McCLURE, Mary Jane White (Mimi),
age 83, passed away Tuesday, May 15, 2007, at 10:05 a.m. at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center after a brief illness. She resided in Suburban Hills, Manorhouse of Knoxville and Little Creek Sanitarium until her passing. Mrs. McClure was born on April 26, 1924, in Whitesburg, Ky. Mrs. McClure was an active member of Central Baptist Bearden and the Gleaners Sunday School class, after she and her husband relocated to Knoxville from Chattanooga in 1988, until ill health prevented her involvement. Mrs. McClure was a graduate of University of Florida (B.S), University of Chattanooga, (M.S.) with additional course work at The University of Tennessee Knoxville. She was an outstanding student whom professors remembered and a member of Phi Kappa Phi. She was a lifelong educator, having begun teaching in a one- room schoolhouse in Clay County, Ky. Additionally, she taught in Florida, Georgia and Tennessee for nearly 40 years. Mrs. McClure was a pioneer special educator, instituting special classes and programs in Gainesville, Ga., and Hamilton County. She also served as a guidance counselor, math teacher and homebound teacher in Chattanooga. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Charles “Chuck” McClure who died in 2002; her parents, Judge and Mrs. Charles House White (Nora Sizemore) of Manchester, Ky.; her brothers, Charles H. White Jr., and former Kentucky State Rep. John E. White of Manchester; and her sister, Betty Lou White Ramsey of Louisville, Ky. She is survived by her children: Susan Kay McClure Bolt and husband, Edmund L. Bolt, of Knoxville, Joe Daugherty McClure and wife, Marilyn K. McClure, of Clarksville, and Nora Elizabeth McClure Guthrie and husband, Kenneth Guthrie, of Brentwood, Calif. She is also survived by her brother, William Letcher White of Manchester; grandchildren, Dr. Patrick McClure and the Rev. Michelle Warriner Bolt of Burlingame, Calif., William Lewis Bolt of New York, N.Y., Rebecca Jane McClure and William Charles McClure II of Clarksville; great-grandson, Lewis Bayless Bolt III of Burlingame, Calif.; brother and sisters-in-law, Denzil J. Ramsey and Vada J. White bother of Louisville, P. McClure of Benton, and Shirley White of Frankfort, Ky.; and a host of devoted nieces and nephews. Funeral service was Friday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel with the Rev. Archie Fendley and the Very Rev. John C. Ross officiating. Interment followed at Edgewood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Treatment and Research Center, 640 Jackson St., St. Paul, MN 55101 or Central Baptist Church of Bearden, 6300 Deane Hill Drive, Knoxville, TN 37919. The family received friends Thursday and Friday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. www.rosemortuary.com

• BONNYMAN, Isabel Fouche Ashe,
age 85, died peacefully at St. Mary’s Residential Hospice April 30. She was a daughter of the late Edward Joseph and Jennie Brownlow Ashe, and was married for 62 years to Gordon Bonnyman, who died July 2004. She was an active member of Sacred Heart Cathedral. She attended Georgetown Visitation Junior College in Washington, D.C., and The University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Mrs. Bonnyman had a busy career as a wife and mother of five children, grandmother of 12, and great-grandmother of five. She was also active in the Knoxville Garden Club and held national office in the Garden Club of America. A gifted storyteller and wit, she suffered a cruel blow in 1993 when she lost her larynx and voice to cancer. Undaunted, she became a counselor to other cancer survivors whose voices were removed, and she wrote a helpful booklet of tips and encouragement, which is currently used both locally and at such medical centers as M.D.Anderson in Texas and the Harvard Medical School. She is survived by her children, Dr. Isabel Bonnyman Stanley and husband, Brooke, of Johnson City, Gordon Bonnyman Jr. and wife, Claudia, of Nashville, the Rev. Anne Bonnyman of Boston, Mass., Alexander Bonnyman and wife, Jean, of Rome, Ga., Dr. Brian Bonnyman and wife, Jean Webb, of Knoxville; grandchildren, Frances Stanley, Brooke Stanley Jr., Dr. Anne Stanley Todd, Houston Bonnyman, Gordon Lippincott, John Lippincott, Alex Lippincott, Elizabeth Lippincott, Edward Bonnyman, Norman Bonnyman, Isabel Bonnyman, Claire Bonnyman and Helen Bonnyman; great-grandchildren, Isabel Stanley-Kemler, Caleb Stanley-Kemler, Forrest Todd, Morgan Todd, Rowan Todd and Kieran DeWalt; her sister, Catherine Ashe Maloy; and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral service was Thursday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with the Rev. T. Al Humbrecht officiating. Interment followed at Highland Memorial Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to InterFaith Health Clinic, 315 Gill Ave., Knoxville, TN 37917 or Sacred Heart Cathedral School, 711 Northshore Drive, Knoxville, TN 37919. The family received friends Wednesday with a prayer service to follow at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. www.rosemortuary.com



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