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• RICHARDS, Alice Rose,
age 100, of Knoxville passed away Sunday, May 13, 2007, at St. Mary’s Residential Hospice. Alice was a member of First Presbyterian Church. She is preceded in death by parents, Fredrick and Rose Richards; and brother, Ira Richards. She is survived by her brother, Paul D. Richards; nephew, Paul F. Richards; nieces and spouses, Betty and Michael Horton, all of Knoxville, Rozanne and Jack Lovell of Rogers, Ark.; great-nephews, Doug Aanes and wife, Christy, of Milwaukee, Wis., Greg Aanes and wife, Heather; great-great-nephews, Brendan and Colin Aanes, all of Bellingham, Wash.; great-great-niece, Claire Aanes, Germany. A memorial service was Friday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel with the Rev. Jimmy Davis officiating. Interment was private. The family received friends Friday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. www.rosemortuary.com

• WORLEY, Betty Jean,
age 80 of Knoxville, passed away peacefully, Friday, May 25, 2007, at Shannondale Health Care Center. Betty was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who will be missed greatly. She was a member of Second Presbyterian Church for many years and was preceded in death by her parents, Walter D. and Mary Sue Hitt Armstrong. Betty is survived by her loving children, Marion Davis, Smith E. Worley and Larry A. Worley; grandchildren, Kenneth A. Worley, Scott Graves, Jacqueline Stewart, Allison Davis, Tierra Worley and Derick Worley; great-grandchildren, Sebastian Worley, Tyler Graves, Alex Stewart and Cory Stewart; brothers, William D. Armstrong and Maxie P. Armstrong. Family and friends met Monday at Highland Memorial Cemetery for a graveside service with the Rev. Reese Wills officiating. The family received friends Sunday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. www.rosemortuary.com

• RAMSEY, Jeanne Cantey,
age 55, of Chattanooga, died Thursday, May 24, 2007, at her home. She was born Sept. 23, 1951, in Knoxville to the late Jeanne D. Cantey and Edward N. Cantey Sr. She was raised in the Episcopal Church at St. John’s Cathedral and was a graduate of The Webb School of Knoxville and The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, graduating with a degree in fashion merchandising in 1971. After an early career in merchandising and interior design, Jeanne returned to school and obtained her registered nursing degree and spent a number of years working for hospice organizations. During this same time period, Jeanne raised three sons. She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Gray and Emily Berglund Ramsey, Brian and Jennifer Ledbetter Ramsey and Stephen Ramsey, all of Chattanooga; father, Edward N. Cantey Sr.; brothers and sister-in-law, Joseph Cantey and Edward N Jr. and Suzy Cantey; nephews, Chris, Nick and Evan Cantey. Family and friends met Tuesday at Highland Memorial Cemetery for graveside service with the Rev. Canon Thomas J. Rasnick officiating. The family received friends Monday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. www.rosemort-uary.com

• HARRINGTON, Francis Edwin (Frank),
age 85, of Knoxville, formerly of Boston, Mass., passed away Friday morning, May 25, 2007, at St. Mary’s Hospice. Frank was a member of Erin Presbyterian Church. A graduate of Northeastern University, he worked in the Chemical Technology Division at Oak Ridge National Lab from 1946 to 1984. Frank was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps in World War II, serving as a pilot with the 78th Fighter Group of the 8th Air Force in England, becoming an ace pilot before the war’s end. He was preceded in death by his wife and the mother of his children, Martha Jean Harrington; brothers, Stanley and George Harrington; sister, Eileen Artruc. Survivors: sister, Ava Rent of Massachusetts; children, Mike Harrington of Knoxville, Ellen Gussie and John Harrington, both of Idaho, Amy Harrington of Georgia; wife, Wilma Martin Harrington; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. The family received friends Sunday at the Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel. Family and friends gathered Monday at Highland Memorial Cemetery for graveside services with the Rev. John Stuart officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Erin Presbyterian Church, 200 Lockett Road, Knoxville, TN 37919 or to the American Cancer Society, 871 North Weisgarber Road, Knoxville, TN 37909. Click Funeral Home, 11915 Kingston Pike, served the Harrington family.

• ORWICK, John Robert,
age 84, of Knoxville (formerly of Memphis), passed away Friday, May 18, 2007, at Brakebill Nursing Home. He was a long-time member of Balmoral Presbyterian Church in Memphis. John was born in Harlem Springs, Ohio, March 2, 1923, to Ralph and Ida (Smeltz) Orwick. He grew up there, on the family farm. He entered the service during World War II, and served in the 506th Fighter Group of the Army of the United States. His tour took him to Iwo Jima, and at the end of his military career, he ranked corporal. Upon return to the States, John attended Ohio State University on the G.I. Bill, graduating with a Bachelor of Science from the College of Agriculture (’49). His career evolved from sales to credit positions at Federal Fertilizer, then W.R. Grace and Company, culminating in his appointment as general credit manager at Grace, after re-locating to Memphis. John was an avid bowler. He was on several bowling teams (singles and doubles) throughout his adult life, and enjoyed the many lifelong friends he and his wife Betty made through the sport. He also served in various positions in organized bowling, including president of the Memphis Bowling Association, as well as president of the Southern Bowling Congress. He was inducted into the ABC Southern Bowling Congress Hall of Fame in 1996, and was celebrated for his many achievements and dedicated service. Following retirement, John enjoyed tracking the stock market (and “the dogs” and casinos!) and especially traveling to visit family and friends throughout the country — including his former cities/areas of residence: Carrollton, Canton and Columbus, Ohio; Baltimore, Md.; and Memphis. His fun-loving, direct and joking nature, compassionate ways and wisdom, as well as his deep loyalty to loved ones will be greatly missed by so many. Often he was referred to as “the comedian” by his granddaughters. John was always willing to listen and lend a hand in times of need. True to his personal style and values in life, he faced illness and multiple degenerative diseases with incredible courage and humor. His patience and gentleness with caretakers and family were truly inspiring. He was preceded in death by his parents, and his wife of 47 years, Betty LeVon (Errington) Orwick (originally from Tippecanoe County). He is survived by elder daughter, Dr. Susan Orwick-Barnes and her husband, Robert “Booder” Barnes, and two grandchildren, JoBeth and Dani Barnes; and younger daughter, Shekinah Errington (née Carol Orwick) and husband, Gary Logan, of Ypsilanti, Mich.; and sister, Irene Kail, of North Canton, Ohio ? and many beloved nieces, nephews and relatives on both sides of the family. A private memorial service will be held at a later date, at the family gravesite in Lima, Ohio. Donations may be made in honor of John Orwick to The American Parkinson Disease Association, 1250 Hylan Blvd., Suite 4B, Staten Island, NY 10305, www.apdaparkinson.org. The family invites loved ones to add their own words of tribute to John at www.rosemortuary.com. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. www.rosemor-tuary.com.

• TREVENA, Sarah,
of Knoxville, died Tuesday, May 22, 2007, at The University of Tennessee Medical Center. Sarah was a member of First United Methodist Church, Knoxville and St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Etowah for many years. She was formerly on the Board of Directors and was a swimming instructor for more than 40 years with the American Red Cross, as well as an instructor with the YWCA and the YMCA. Sarah was a graduate of Tennessee Wesleyan College, who became a teacher with the McMinn County school system for many years. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Frank Thomas Trevena, who died in 1990. She is survived by numerous nephews and nieces including, Douglas Clark of Knoxville, Jere Miller and his wife, Linda, of Etowah and Karin Stewart of Cincinnati, Ohio, Ila Satterfield and Patricia Satterfield, both of Knoxville. Funeral service was Friday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel with the Rev. Mike Jackson officiating. Interment will be private. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, 3316 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919 or to the American Red Cross, Local Disaster Relief Funds, P.O. Box 50156, Knoxville, TN 37950. The family received friends Friday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. www.rosemortuary.com

• BUTLER, Ena Mae Warren,
age 100, died peacefully in her sleep Saturday, May 19, 2007, at Manorhouse Assisted Living, where she had lived the past two years among her favorite furniture, keepsakes and photographs. Until then, she had lived on her own in her home, where she loved to work in her yard and share cuttings and plants with friends. Ena Mae was a long time member of First Baptist Church, Knoxville, and worshiped through television when she became unable to attend. She never had a doubt about where she would spend eternity and worried that she had lived so long, her friends who had gone before would think she didn’t make it. She was born in Savannah, Ga., to the late Thomas E. Warren and Freddie Lee Martin. She is also preceded in death by her two sisters and a brother; grandchild, Brian Butler. She was married for more than 50 years to Howard A. Butler who died in 1977. They had three sons, Hal Jr., who died in 1939, Leonard, who died in 1999, and Warren. She is survived by her son, Warren and his wife, Nancy, and by Leonard’s widow, Carolyn; grandchildren, John Butler, Tom Butler and Susan Kneafsey; step-granddaughter, Dr. Lucy Scarbrough; great-grandchildren, Conor Kneafsey, Dillon Kneafsey, Colin Kneafsey, Lauren Butler and Tyson Butler. One of her great loves was Ossoli Circle where she spent many years in active service, served as president and was a mainstay in their crafts department. Ossoli recently honored her with “Ena Mae Butler Day” for her years of service and had a beautiful party on her 100th birthday. Funeral service was Monday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel with Dr. William D. Shiell, the Rev. Dave Ward and the Rev. Robert Money officiating. Interment followed at Highland Memorial Cemetery. In lieu of flowers she would love for any memorials to be made to Ossoli Circle, 2511 Kingston Pike, 37919, or First Baptist Church, 510 Main St., 37902. She would not want cut flowers because she would not be able to root them. The family received friends Monday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. www.rosemort-uary.com

• STAPLES, Jerre Lynn,
age 64, of Knoxville, passed away peacefully Wednesday, May 2, 2007, after a short illness. He was a member of Apostle’s Anglican Church and a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. Jerre’s life was illuminated by his love for family and friends and dedication to his work in regional management with BellSouth where he celebrated 40 years of service September 2006. He received several honors from BellSouth for his exemplary work. Jerre was active as a coach and parent in Knoxville youth sports and a past member of West Knoxville Rotary Club and Toastmasters International. Jerre received an associate’s degree in engineering from State Technical University and a bachelor’s in marketing from Tusculum College. Born in Beech Bluff, son of the late L.T. and Mallie Johnson Staples, he was also preceded in death by brothers, Charles Burton (Pete) Staples and Billy Pope Staples; sister, Marie Staples Matheney. Jerre is survived by his loving wife of 33 years, Anne-Todd King Staples; son, Charles Philip Staples of Knoxville; daughters, Anne-Louise Staples of Brentwood, MeLesha Dawn Staples and Kimberly Staples Hall of Memphis; granddaughter, Chelsea MeLesha Marshall of Memphis; brother, Max Ray Staples; sisters, Louise Matheney of Memphis and Myra Wells; brother and sister-in-law, L.T. and Hazel Staples of Beech Bluff; many cousins, nieces and nephews and extended family. Jerre enjoyed and smiled about everything in his life and is missed dearly by family and friends. Celebration of life service was Sunday at Central Baptist Church, Bearden, with the Revs. Chris Cairns and Mark Moreland officiating. Interment followed at Oak Ridge Memorial Park. Memorial donations can be made to Apostle’s Anglican Church, 1540 Robinson Road, Knoxville, TN 37923. The family received friends Saturday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. www.rosemortuary.com

• WEBB, Randall Martin “Randy,”
age 50, of Knoxville, went to his heavenly home, Monday, May 14, 2007, at 1:30 a.m. He was a member of Rocky Hill Baptist Church since 1966. Randy is preceded in death by mother, Margaret “Deedle” Webb. Randy was a loving husband and wonderful father. He loved his family with all his heart. He was an avid race fan and loved working on cars. He leaves to cherish his memory, wife of 25 years, Sandy; children, Megan and Cameron; father, Robert Webb; sisters, Terry Webb, Sherry Curnutt and Jan Trott; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Harold and Pat Green; sister-in-law, Lisa Smith; and a very special niece, Amanda Graham; nephew, Cody Smith; several aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends. The family received friends Thursday followed by the funeral service at Rocky Hill Baptist Church with Dr. Terry Kirby and Dr. Phil Young officiating. Family and friends met Friday at Rocky Hill Baptist Church to travel in procession to Edgewood Cemetery for an interment service. Pallbearers: Donald Huddleston, Gene Harrill, Elmer Ashburn, Burble Owenby, Ed Blackburn and Tracy Webb Jr. Honorary pallbearers: Jimmy Wheeler, Lawrence Henegar and Peanut. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Rocky Hill Baptist Church, Building Fund, 7409 Northshore Drive, Knoxville, TN 37919. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. www.rosemortuary.com

• HARRISON, Brenda Gail, of Knoxville,
died Friday, May 25, 2007 at Parkwest Medical Center. She was born Dec. 17, 1942. A member of Middlebrook Pike United Methodist Church, Brenda was a loving person and a joy and treasure to her entire family whom she cherished unconditionally. Brenda was preceded in death by her loving father, S.E. Harrison. She is survived by her loving and devoted mother, Minnie J. Harrison; brother and sister-in-law, Jack and Donna Harrison, all of Knoxville; niece, Dena Shea Burke of Knoxville; nephew, Jackie Harrison of Kentucky, stepnephew, Shayne Harrison of Washington, D.C.; and six great-nieces and nephew. The family would like to add a very special thanks of love to Brenda’s very close friends and family members, Alvin and Brenda Gibson. Funeral service was Monday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel with the Rev. Wil Cantrell officiating. Family and friends met Tuesday at Highland Memorial Cemetery for an interment service. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to the Thompson Cancer Survival Center, 1915 White Ave., Knoxville, TN 37916 or to Middlebrook Pike United Methodist Church, 7234 Middlebrook Pike, Knoxville, TN 37909. The family received friends Monday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. www.rosemortuary.com

• SAMPSON, Nell Leigh,
age 49, passed away peacefully Sunday, May 27, 2007. She served many organizations in the community including: Knoxville Museum of Art, St. Mary’s Foundation, Helen Ross McNabb Center, Cerebral Palsy Center, Florence Crittenden Agency and Boys & Girls Club. She was a member of Leadership Knoxville. Nell was a partner in Cherokee Distributing Company and received many awards for leadership in business. She was preceded in death by her mother, Nancy B. Sampson; and her brother, Steven E. Sampson. She is survived by her husband, Blair Carter; father and stepmother, George and Barbara Sampson; sister and brother-in-law, Mary Ellen and Steve Brewington; brother and sister-in-law, George and Sheryl Sampson; nieces and nephews, Steven, Sam and Nell Brewington, Lauren, Burton, Michael, Steve and Kristen Sampson; and stepchildren, Lacy, Chase and Morgan Carter. Family and friends met at Highland Memorial Cemetery Wednesday for a graveside service with the Rev. Thomas J. Rasnick officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to a charity of your choice. The family received friends Tuesday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. www.rosemortuary.com

• MONTGOMERY, Beatrice,
age 88 of Knoxville, daughter of the late Frank and Ada Donaldson Montgomery and the younger sister of Mary Jean and George Donaldson Montgomery, passed away Tuesday, May 15, 2007, after a short illness at Ft. Sanders Medical Center. She was a member of St. John’s Cathedral. Bea attended Thackston School and graduated from Old Knoxville High. She went on to The University of Tennessee, where she was inspired by a much-admired professor to a love of literature and books, and then transferred to Randolph-Macon Woman’s College where she earned a bachelor’s degree in English. She later received a bachelor’s degree in library science from Emory University and a master’s degree in that subject from The University of North Carolina. During World War II, she worked in the National City Bank of New York and for a short time taught school in Knoxville. After receiving her degree from Emory, she began a career as a librarian, earning her master’s while working in North Carolina. By the end of her career, she had worked at a number of universities across the country. She retired to Knoxville about 20 years ago. In addition to books and family, Bea’s other love was music. She was an accomplished pianist with, as she liked to say, perfect pitch. From the age of five she was never without a piano and she played music and talked books until a few days before her death. Bea is survived by sister-in-law, Mary Beth Montgomery; nephew, George Cranwell Montgomery; grandniece, Erynn Montgomery Scollard; and numerous cousins, including: Lucy Kennerly Gump, Mary Kennerly Meyers, Craig Travis Kennerly and Ann Painter Riley. She also would want mentioned her adoptive nieces, Helen Elizabeth Cranwell and Rebecca Ann Cranwell. Bea was a loving daughter, sister and aunt with a quick wit and a fierce determination that the younger generations in her family share her love for learning and literature. Following a private interment, there was a memorial service Saturday at St. John’s Cathedral Chapel with the Rev. Canon Thomas J. Rasnick officiating. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. John’s Cathedral. P.O. Box 153, Knoxville, TN 37901 or the charity of your choice. The family received friends in the Great Hall following the memorial service. A complete obituary will be announced by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. www.rosemortuary.com



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