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• MURPHY, Frank Joseph,
age 83, of Farragut, formerly of Wantagh, N.Y., passed away Tuesday afternoon, July 3, 2007. Frank was a member of St. John Neumann Catholic Church. He was an engineer in the aerospace industry, working with ITT Corp, IBM and retired from Northrup Grumman Corp. Frank was a veteran of World War II serving with the Army Air Corps. He was an active member of the Civitan Club. He was an avid reader, loved to sail, build boats, fix cars and make home improvements. Frank was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth McEntee; parents, Mae and Frank Murphy; sister, Mildred Murphy. Survivors: children and spouses, Patricia and Gil Vorhoff of Washington, Barbara and Ben Funk of New York, Frank and Josie Murphy of Florida, Tim and Judy Murphy of New York, Jeanine and Tim Imbrie of California, Therese and Roger Thompson of Ohio, Deirdre and Richard Klenkel of New York; 15 grandchildren; long time companion, Millie Tyler of Lenoir City. The family received friends Friday at the Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel with a Christian wake service following. A mass was celebrated Saturday at St. John Neumann Catholic Church with the Rev. John Dowling celebrant. Graveside services and interment was at St. Margaret’s Cemetery in Plainview, New York, with full military honors conferred. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike, served the Murphy family. www.clickfuneralhome.com

• McCLANAHAN, Eva Ellen Coley,
age 74, of Lenoir City, passed away Friday, July 6, 2007. Eva was a member of First Baptist Church, Concord. She was preceded in death by parents, Tom and Jessie Coley; sister, Jeanette Williams; brothers, Edward, Paul and Wade Coley. She is survived by her husband of 49 years, James Robert Bob McClanahan; daughter, Beverly Grabeel and husband, David, of Knoxville; grandchildren, Christian and Caitlin Grabeel; brother, Raymond Coley and wife, Mary, of Friendsville; sisters, Pauline Sherwood, Beatrice Robinette and Clara Hensley, all of Lenoir City; many nieces and nephews. The family received friends Sunday at Click Funeral Home with funeral services following with Jerry Childs and John Forester officiating. Family and friends gathered Monday at Sherwood Mausoleum in Alcoa for entombment services. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the First Baptist Church, Concord, Building Program. Click Funeral Home served the McClanhan family.

• COLLINS, Everett,
age 76, of Knoxville, formerly of Washburn, passed away Wednesday, June 27, 2007, at Ft. Sanders Regional Medical Center. Everett was a member of Middlebrook Pike Baptist Church and retired from Lonas Oil Company. He is survived by his wife, Stella Collins; sons, Dewayne Collins of Goodlettsville and Eugene Collins of West Palm Beach, Fla.; daughter, Heather Collins; grandchildren, Jordan and Brianna; brother, Johnny Collins; sister, Edna McNeal, all of Knoxville. Funeral service was Saturday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel with the Rev. George Gilbert officiating. Family and friends met Sunday at Collins Family Cemetery, Washburn, for an interment service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, East Tennessee Region, 4708 Papermill Drive, Knoxville, TN 37909. The family received friends Saturday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. www.rosemortuary.com

• d’ARMAND, Noel Dow,
age 73, a seventh-generation Knoxvillian, died Friday, June 29, 2007, at his home in Oak Ridge. Predeceased by his parents, Roscoe Carlisle d’Armand and Virginia Luck Berger d’Armand, he is survived by sisters, Nilla Buckley, Rose d’Armand Carpenter, and Virginia Carlisle d’Armand of Knoxville; and by his brother, Dr. John Berger d’Armand and wife, Susanne, of Auke Bay, Alaska, as well as by several nieces and nephews. The family and friends met Thursday, July 5, at Highland Memorial Cemetery for a graveside service conducted by Dr. Steve McDonald, pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in Oak Ridge. Memorials may be made to Covenant HomeCare & Hospice, 700 South Illinois Ave., Oak Ridge, TN 37830-7900. Friends could call at their convenience at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. www.rosemortuary.com.

• LOTHROP, Frances West McAmis,
died Friday, July 6, 2007, at her Knoxville home. She was the daughter of Jo Rippy and John Carl McAmis. Frances was a graduate of Knoxville High School and The University of Tennessee, where she was a member of the Chi Omega fraternity. She had been a member of the Knoxville Junior League, the Girl’s Cotillion Club, Nine O’clock Cotillion Club and Cherokee Country Club. What she loved most was her family and friends, First Presbyterian Church, Rosa Scott Sunday School class, time spent at Elkmont and with her beloved dog, Foxy, and her gardening. Her contributions to horticulture were enumerable through her membership in the Knoxville Garden Club and the Garden Club of America, where she received the Horticulture Achievement Award. Her garden is listed and pictured in the Smithsonian Archives of American Gardens. She was also a member of the Blount Mansion Association, Ijams Nature Center and a board member of the Friends of the UT Gardens. She also received the Catherine Beattie Medal of Horticulture Excellence from the Garden Club of America. For years, she delivered meals for Mobile Meals with Nancy McAmis and later with her daughter, Margaret. She was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, C. Dooley Lothrop; and her brother and sister-in-law, John and Nancy McAmis. She is survived by her brother, James Rippy McAmis of Knoxville; her son, Dr. Clinton Dooley Lothrop Jr. and wife, Kim, of Auburn, Ala.; her daughter, Margaret Lothrop and husband, Tony Kellam, of Knoxville; grandchildren, Kari Lothrop and husband, Britt Clinton, Michelle Lothrop Hammett, Kristi, Clinton III, Nicholas, and Grady Lothrop; great-grandson, Baylor McAmis Clinton; brother-in-law, Doug Lothrop Jr. and wife, Laura, of Bradenton, Fla.; sister-in-law, Mary Belle Harkness and husband, Alex; and her precious nephews and nieces. Frances’s gardening partner, Darby Parker, also was like a member of her family. Following a private committal service, there was a memorial service Friday at First Presbyterian Church with Dr. Paul Rader and Dr. Frederick Schilling officiating. The family received friends following the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to Friends of the UT Garden, c/o The University of Tennessee, 600 Andy Holt Tower, Knoxville, TN 37996 or First Presbyterian Church, 620 State St., Knoxville, TN 37902. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. www.rosemort-uary.com

• McCURRY, Katherine Lea,
age 97, of Concord, daughter of the late Albert Jefferson and Bertha Harrison Lea of Wilson County, passed away Sunday, June 24, 2007. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Concord for over 58 years, where she served on the Kitchen Staff. Katherine was also preceded in death by beloved husband, Paul McCurry; sons, Albert “Buddy” and Ronald L. McCurry; twin great-granddaughters, Grayson and Katelyn Vann; two sisters and two brothers. She is survived by her loving and devoted family; son and daughter-in-law, Michael W. “Mickey” and Brenda McCurry of Concord; grandchildren, Kristen Vann and husband, Mitch; Kelli Haughey and husband, B.J., Courtney Allen and husband, Ryan; great-grandchildren, Karsyn Vann, Mac, Sarah and Mollie Haughey, Kendall and Addison Allen; daughter-in-law, Betty McCurry of Morganton, N.C. The family and friends met Wednesday at Concord Masonic Cemetery for a graveside service with the Rev. Steve Peek officiating. The family requests memorials may be made to: First Baptist Church, Concord, Building Fund, 11704 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37934. The family received friends Tuesday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. www.rosemortuary.com

• HARRISON, Minnie Juanita Brewer,
age 86, of Knoxville, native of Union County, daughter of the late Thomas and Beatrice Lyons Brewer, went home to be with the Lord Thursday June 28, 2007. She was a life long member of Middlebrook Pike United Methodist Church. While raising her family, she was a dedicated worker in the PTA of Tennessee, serving in local and state offices. Minnie, who was a prominent Knoxville realtor, served as president of the Knoxville Board of Realtors and was awarded Realtor of the Year by the Knoxville and state associations. She enjoyed bowling, fishing, flowers, friends and traveling. Minnie was also preceded in death by her husband, S.E. “Jack” Harrison and on May 25, 2007, her daughter, Brenda Gail Harrison. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Jack and Donna Harrison of Knoxville; grandchildren, Dena Harrison Burke, Jackie Harrison; step-grandchildren, Shayne Harrison; great-grandchildren, Austin, Stephanie, Sydney and Alex Burke, Joey and Sean Harrison . Funeral service was Sunday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel with the Rev. Eric Rieger officiating. The family and friends met Monday at Highland Memorial Cemetery for an interment service. The family requests memorials may be made to: Middlebrook Pike United Methodist Church, 7234 Middlebrook Pike, Knoxville, TN 37909. The family received friends Sunday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. www.rosemortuary.com

• GREER, Dorothy “Dot” Lee Harris,
85, of Knoxville, passed away at home surrounded by her loving family Saturday, July 7, 2007. Dot was born July 3, 1922, in Antioch, N.C., and grew up in Drexel, N.C. She was a graduate of Mars Hill College, Rollins Business School and Southwestern Baptist Seminary. Dot was a gracious, loving friend to all she met — known for her smile, her cooking and her faith, which was an inspiration to many. She was a member of Central Baptist Church of Bearden. Dot was on staff at First Baptist Church of Cherryville, N.C. She faithfully served churches in Atlanta, Ga., Berkeley, Calif., Boone, N.C., Cary, N.C., and Knoxville. She ministered as deacon, missions leader and president of the Women’s Missionary Union; worked with the Shut-In Ministry and Hospitality Committee; played hand-bells and sang in the church choir. She assisted her husband, Hank, who was Baptist Student Union Director in Atlanta, Berkeley, Boone and Raleigh. Dot was preceded in death by her parents, James and Ruby Harris; sisters, Amy Harris, Earlene Harris Edwards and Phyllis Harris Coleman; an infant daughter, Beth Greer; and an infant granddaughter, Kinsey Hope Johnson. She is survived by her loving husband of 59 years, Henry (Hank) Greer. Dot and Hank have one son, Keith Greer, and his wife, Barbara, of Ft. Wayne, Ind.; three daughters, Dianne Beshears and her husband, David, of Knoxville, Libby Cunningham and her husband, Bob, of Louisville, Ky., and Martha Johnson and her husband, Allan, of Boone. Her grandchildren, who called her “grandmommy,” are Kevin and Brian Greer, Staci Kohlbusch and her husband, Ben, Abby Kant and her husband, Ben, Molly Beshears, Holly and Eli Cunningham, and Luke and Annie Johnson. Dot also has many nieces and nephews in whom she took great delight. She also is survived by sister, Gleta Harris Byrd and husband, Joe K. Byrd Sr. of Drexel, N.C.; brothers, Hal Harris and his wife, Pat, of Austin, Texas, and Max Harris Sr. and his wife, Lib, of Charlotte, N.C. Funeral service was Tuesday at Central Baptist Church, Bearden, with Dr. Larry Fields officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Henry and Bobbie Chiles Mission Endowment Fund at Central Baptist Church, 6300 Deane Hill Drive, Knoxville, TN 37919 or the DeArmond Mission Endowment Fund at Carson-Newman College, Jefferson City, TN. The family received friends Monday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel and Tuesday at Central Baptist Church, Bearden. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. www.rosemortuary.com

• NOBLE, Michael “Perry,”
age 42, of Lenoir City, formerly of Eden, N.C., passed away at noon, Tuesday, June 26, 2007, at his home after a battle with lung cancer. Perry was a truck driver and a former U.S. Marine. Perry was preceded in death by his mother, Isla Fraley Noble. Survivors: wife of 11 years, Sharon Noble; children, Megan, 15, and Cody, 17; father and stepmother, Ronald and Joan Noble of Reidsville, N.C.; sisters and brothers-in-law, Lisa and Ross West of Summerville, S.C., Mindy and Timothy Hutchins of Old Fort, N.C.; brother and sister-in-law, Ryan and Glenda Noble of Cleveland, N.C.; nieces, Caroline, Catharine, Colleen, Madison and Rachel; nephews, Rayce, Laydon and Jackson; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Leon and Marie Lively of Lenoir City. He will be sadly missed by his basset hound and two cats. A Celebration of Life was held Friday at the Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel. The Rev. Richard Noble and the Rev. George Hutchins conducted the service. The family received friends following the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Tribute Program, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942. The family would like to express special thanks to Dr. Kevin Ridenhour and the staff of Covenant Hospice. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike, served the Noble family. www.clickfuneralhome.com

• BAKER, Sue E.,
age 87, of Knoxville passed away Friday afternoon, July 6, 2007, at Baptist Regional Hospital. She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church and current member of Messiah Lutheran Church. Sue was preceded in death by her husband, William Clark Baker; and parents, Sydney and Sudie E. Everhart. Survivors: children, Linda Veigh Baker of Knoxville and Mark Baker and wife, Lisa, of Johnson City; grandchildren, Jeffery Clark Baker and Marci Ellen Baker, both of Johnson City; special friend, Nancye Davis. The family received friends Monday at Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel with funeral services following with Pastor Eric Murray officiating. Family and friends gathered at Woodlawn Cemetery Tuesday for graveside services and interment. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Messiah Lutheran Church. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike, served the Baker family. www.clickfuneralhome.com



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