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• WALKER, May Frances Owens,
age 83, of West Knoxville, a loving and devoted wife mother and grandmother, died suddenly Thursday June 7, 2007, at Baptist Hospital West. She was a longtime member of Central Baptist Church, Bearden, where she was a member of the Elizabeth Sunday School class, a longtime nursery worker and worked with the Cradle Roll. Fran was a member of the 600 Club Bowlers and had bowled in many national tournaments. She was preceded in death by parents, Earl R. and Sallie Crews Owens; brothers, Howard, Willie, Jim and Earl Jr.; and sisters, Anna and Emily. She is survived by her loving family, husband of 60 years, Paul Walker; son, Robert (Bobby) Owen Walker; daughter and son-in-law, Paulette and Roger Chandler, all of Knoxville; grandchildren, Ryan Andrew Walker and wife, Kani, Matthew Paul Walker, Amy Paulette Chandler, Preston Karl Chandler; great-granddaughter, Keira Jade Walker; sisters and brother-in-law, Betty Seals of Sevierville, Helen Purkey and husband, Charles Everett, of White Pine, brother and sister-in-law, J.E. Owens and wife, Lena Faye, of Morristown; many nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Life service was Saturday at Central Baptist Church, Bearden, with Dr. Larry Fields officiating. The family received friends following the service at the church. Family and friends met Saturday at Edgewood Cemetery for an interment service. Pallbearers: Ryan Walker, Matthew Walker Preston Chandler, Aaron Fraley, Charles Purkey, Quinton Seals, David Owens and Norman Long. Honorary Pallbearers: members of the Elizabeth Sunday School class and the Kings Men Sunday School class. In lieu of flowers, the family request memorials may be made to Central Baptist Church, Building Fund, 6300 Deane Hill Drive, Knoxville, TN 37919, The Gideon’s International or The Baptist Health Systems Foundation, 137 Blount Ave., Knoxville, TN 37920. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. Web site is www.rosemortuary.com

• FRYE, Harold C.,
age 65, of Knoxville passed away suddenly Thursday afternoon, June 7, 2007. Harold was preceded in death by his wife, Florence Smith Frye; parents, Harold Columbus Frye and Mary Evelyn Spears Frye; brother, Oscar Spears. Survivors: son and daughter-in-law, Thomas and Sonja Frye; grandchildren, Ashley, Leah and Laken; brother and sister-in-law, Charles and Cathy Frye; sisters and brother-in-law, Mary McDonald, Phyllis and Richard Hobbs, all of Knoxville; several nieces and nephews. The family received friends Sunday with a Celebration of Life to follow in the Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel with the Rev. Frank McCarter officiating. In lieu of flowers, Covenant Hospice Health Care, 3001 Lakebrook Blvd., Knoxville, TN. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike, served the Frye family. Web site is: www.clickfuneralhome.com

• JOHNSTON, Martha Kathleen Crawford Bolander Johnston,
born Feb. 6, 1910, in the town of Elida, Territory of New Mexico, passed on June 6, 2007, in Knoxville at 97 years of age. Kathleen grew up in Mt Ayr, Iowa, and Amarillo, Texas, where she graduated from Amarillo High in 1927. Kathleen married Elmer Thomas “Jack” Bolander on Christmas Eve 1928. She and Jack had two children: retired U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr. Jack “C” Bolander and Donna (Mrs. Erle P. Halliburton Jr.) Bolander. She married again after Jack’s death to her childhood sweetheart, Raymond D. “Si” Johnston of Mt. Ayr, Iowa. She was active in her youth as a Rainbow Girl and in later years with the Poinsettia Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star. She helped establish the credit department at Halliburton Oil Well Cementing Co. in Duncan, Okla., where she worked for more than 20 years. She was an active member of numerous houses of worship in her lifetime, the most recent being at West Hills Baptist Church in Knoxville. She is preceded in death by both husbands and son, Jack. “Gran-Gran” is survived by her daughter, Donna, and all of her grandchildren: Jacquelyn Prince of Knoxville, Jeffrey Wayne Bolander of Virginia, Duncan Martin Halliburton of California, Kathleen Halliburton-Ross of Virginia, Jennifer Halliburton-Calderwood of California, Sara Emily Halliburton of California, as well as a gaggle of great-grandchildren. Kathleen’s faith in the Lord was unquestionable and unwavering. Her love of family was everything to her and to us. Her kindness, her generosity, her grace will always be remembered ... and greatly missed. Memorial service was Sunday at West Hills Baptist Church with the Rev. Jack Pennington officiating. The family received friends following the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Assoc., 4708 Papermill Road, Knoxville, TN 37909 or the American Cancer Society, 871 Weisgarber Road, Knoxville, TN 37919. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. www.rose mortuary.com

• TAUBE, Raymond H. (Ray),
age 80, of Knoxville, went to be with the Lord early Sunday morning, June 3, 2007, at his home. Ray was a retired salesman from Newlyweds Foods, having spent more than 30 years selling spices and seasonings to regional and national food processors. He was a veteran of World War II serving with the U.S. Navy. Ray was a loving husband and father, with a keen sense of humor. Ray was preceded in death by his parents, Anna and Harold Taube; and brother, Edward Taube. He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Patsy Faye Byrd Taube; daughters and sons-in-law, Janice and Kent Rowland of Knoxville, Joanne and Ken Towery of Louisville, Ky.; stepchildren, Jerry Barger and wife, Roxie, of Rockford, Ill., Debbie Lynch and Jackie Appel, both of Ringgold, Ga.; grandchildren, Michael Plichta and wife, Nicole, Eric and Adam Rowland, Crystal and Nikki Appel, Emily and Michael Barger; great-grandchildren, Colin and Madison Plichta; and a step great-grandchild. The family received friends Monday at the Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel followed by funeral services with the Rev. Clarence Byrd officiating. Family and friends gathered Tuesday at Oak Ridge Memorial Park for graveside services with full military honors conferred by the Volunteer State Honor Guard. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike, served the Taube family. www.clickfuneralhome.com

• SCRUGGS, William A. (Pat),
age 74, died peacefully at his West Knoxville home Tuesday, June 5, 2007, surrounded by his loving family and friends. He was a graduate of Knoxville High School and The University of Tennessee where he was a member of Sigma Chi fraternity. He was currently the CEO of Beverage Control, Inc. and past secretary/treasurer of Scruggs, Inc. Mr. Scruggs was a member of Sequoyah Hills Presbyterian Church, Cherokee Country Club and the Saturday morning Cherokee Country Club Men’s Bible Study. He served two terms as president of the Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of Tennessee and was a member of the Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of America. He also was a member of the Sertoma Club, Men’s Cotillion and on the board of the Knoxville Board of Tourism. The fellowship with his golf buddies also was a very important part of his life. He was preceded in death by his parents, E. Carleton Scruggs Sr. and Dorothy Kilpatrick Scruggs; and his brother, E. Carleton Scruggs Jr. He is survived by his wife, Patsy Falkner Scruggs; son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Jennie B. Scruggs; daughters and sons-in-law, Beth Scruggs Scinta and David Scinta, Jennie Scruggs Johnson and Andy Johnson; grandchildren, Tanner and Duncan Scruggs, Blake, Clay and Elizabeth Scinta; brother and sister-in-law, James Kilpatrick Scruggs and Libby Scruggs; and devoted Scruggs family nieces and nephews that he loved so much and that took such good care of him and his family. The family received friends Saturday at Cherokee Country Club. Following a private interment Sunday, there was a memorial service at Sequoyah Hills Presbyterian Church with Dr. William R. Barron officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Patricia Neal Rehabilitation Center, 1901 Clinch Ave., Knoxville, TN 37916, the Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center, Duke University Medical Center, DUMC Box 3624, Durham, NC 27710 or Thompson Cancer Survival Center, 1915 White Ave., Knoxville, TN 37916. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. www.rosemortuary.com

• BENSON, LaRue Carolyn,
age 82, of West Knoxville, formerly of Penn Hills, Pa., passed away Tuesday, June 5, 2007, at Parkwest Medical Center. Born Feb. 8, 1925, in McKeesport, Pa., she graduated from McKeesport High School and continued her education at the Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics. She worked at J&L Steel Corporation during World War II and as an audio engineer at WMCK radio station in McKeesport, where she met her husband. While a homemaker, she was active in church fund-raising and in the Republican Party, serving as a committee woman and president of the Republican Women’s Club of Monroeville. She returned to the work force in the office supply business and was most recently a buyer at Arent Office Supply in Murrysville, Pa., for 20 years. After a serious illness forced her to retire in September 2005, she relocated to Knoxville in 2006 to be cared for by her family, who will miss her beyond words. She will be remembered as a person with a strong faith in God and a believer in angels and the power of positive thinking. Her life outlook was an inspiration to her family and her many friends, both old and new. She is survived by her only child, Patricia McDaniel (fiancé, J. Fred Stair) of Farragut; beloved granddaughters, Anne Schwartz (Daniel) and Emily McDaniel, both of West Knoxville; devoted sisters, Lenora Krieger (Alan) of Westland, Mich., and Georgetta Kanyr of Upland, Calif.; nephew, Robert Kanyr of Sierra Madre, Calif.; and special niece, Joanne Getz (Donald), of Penn Hills, Pa. The family would like to thank the following staff of Beige Wing at Brakebill Nursing Home for their friendship and kind care: Audrey, Carol, Charlsie and Lori. The family received friends Sunday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel with a memorial service following. Her burial will take place at a later date in Jefferson Memorial Cemetery, Pleasant Hills Boro, Pa. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. Web site is: www.rosemortuary.com

• CRAFT, Barbara Lynn McKelvey,
age 73, of Knoxville passed away early Friday evening, June 8, 2007, at St. Mary’s Hospice Center. Barbara was retired from The University of Tennessee Medical Center, where she worked as a registered trauma nurse. She was an avid gardener. Barbara was preceded in death by her husband, James Randall Craft; parents, Ralph and Nina Queener McKelvey; brother, Jim McKelvey; brother-in-law, John Farmer. Survivors: children, Linda Craft of Knoxville, Ronnie Craft and wife, Melissa, of Loudon; sister, Mary Farmer of Greenback; several nieces and nephews. The family received friends Sunday at the Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel. Family and friends gathered Monday at McKelvey Cemetery for graveside services with the Rev. Linda Parton officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a local humane society. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike, served the Craft family. Web site is www.clickfuneralhome.com

• DeLOZIER Sr., Hugh Helton,
age 84, of Asheville, N.C., passed away at Brakebill Nursing Home in Knoxville June 5, 2007. He was born in Judson, N.C., to the late John and Roxanne DeLozier Sept. 13, 1922. When the TVA project flooded Judson, he moved to Asheville with his parents and five sisters. Hugh proudly served his country during World War II as an engineer and top turret gunner on a B-17. Following the war, he graduated from The University of Tennessee, where he met his wife, Betty Hipps, also of Asheville. Married in 1950, he was a vocational education teacher at both Enka and Asheville high schools. Hugh was a longtime member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Asheville. He is survived by his wife, Betty; son, Dr. Hugh DeLozier Jr. and wife, Mollie, of West Knoxville; granddaughters, Sara and Rachel DeLozier; sisters, Hazel Morris, Ruth Nicholson, Alwayne Williams, Elise Palmer and Charlotte Harrison; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was devoted to his family and loved the mountains of western North Carolina. A private, family graveside service was conducted June 9, 2007, at Pisgah View Memorial Park, Candler, N.C., with the Rev. Rodney Hagan officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, Asheville. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. www.rosemortuary.com



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