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• DODSON, James Mitchell (Mitch),
age 21, of Madisonville passed away suddenly Thursday evening, Aug. 16, 2007. Mitch was preceded in death by his grandfather, Jim Dodson; great-grandparents, Bill and Lela West, J. L. and Grace Moody, Betty Dodson and Fred and Frances Chandler. Survivors: mother, Kim West and partner, Debbie Headrick, of Knoxville; father and stepmother, Rich and Mary Dodson and their daughter, Claire Dodson of Madisonville; grandparents, Sandra Dodson of Knoxville, Bert and Marian West of Powell; several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Our son was full of life and full of love and passion. He touched lots of people’s hearts through his music. He will be greatly missed. The family received friends Monday followed by funeral services in the Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel with Dr. Lon Shoopman and Pastor Chad Sparks officiating. Family and friends gathered Tuesday at Concord Masonic Cemetery for graveside services. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church Madisonville Youth Ministry, 139 College St., Madisonville, TN 37354, Providence Church Youth Ministry, 1432 Lovell Road, Knoxville, TN 37932 or to Keith Avenue Church of God Youth Ministry, 3428 Keith Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37921. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike, served the family of Mitch Dodson.

• WUETHRICH, Barbara C.,
age 80, of Knoxville and most recently of Spring City, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2007, at her home in Spring City following a lengthy illness. Mrs. Wuethrich was a member of Holy Ghost Catholic Church. Barbara was an avid decorator, a master home hobbyist, and was an outstanding fisherman having held the family record of catching a Catfish weighing in at 50 pounds and a Rock Fish weighing in at 38 pounds. Preceded in death by her parents, Paul and Trula Hinton Fogarty Sr. She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Don Wuethrich of Spring City; sons and daughter-in-laws, Chris Wuethrich of Virginia Beach, Va., Steven and Susan Wuethrich of Spring City, Bruce and Becky Wuethrich of Knoxville, and Brandon and Kathy Wuethrich of Knoxville; seven grandsons, Mark, Brian, Alexander, Jake, Douglas, Gregory and Matthew; two special granddaughters, Miranda and Rachel; brother and sister-in-law, Paul and Ellen Fogarty Jr. of Knoxville; special friends, Darlene Fisher, Jo Ogan and Wilma Smith; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral Mass was Friday at Holy Ghost Catholic Church with Monsignor Xavier Mankel officiating. Rites of Christian Burial followed in Lynnhurst Cemetery. The family receive friends Thursday followed by a Christian Prayer Service at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel.

• STALEY, Buhrman Reese (Bo),
of Knoxville, passed away Monday, Aug. 6, 2007. Born Jan. 29, 1927, he was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Buhrman Reese Staley Sr. He attended The University of Tennessee in 1944 where he was a member of the 1944 football team as well as a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. He joined the U.S. Navy in 1945 and served on the destroyer escort USS Thomas. Upon his return from the service, he moved to Miami, Fla., and graduated from the University of Miami. He worked there with his father and was president of Walker Casket Company. In Miami he was a deacon and elder at Granada Presbyterian Church, a member of Rotary, a board member of Westminster Christian School and an avid sailor. He returned to Knoxville in 1984 and was the founder of WQBB 1040 AM and later put WQBB 104.5 FM on the air. In Knoxville he was a member of First Presbyterian Church as well as active in the local SAE chapter, a member of Cherokee Country Club and downtown Rotary club. He retired in 1998 and moved to Cashiers, N.C., where he was a member of Wade Hampton Golf Club and the Chattooga Club. Bo was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He enjoyed family and life, and will be deeply missed by family and friends. He was preceded in death by his wife of 34 years, Carolyn McClamroch Staley. He is survived by his wife, Jeanette Staley of Valdosta, Ga.; sister, Katherine Stephens of Miami; brother-in-law, Gene McClamroch; sister-in-law, Rose Benedict, both of Knoxville; daughter and son-in-law, Elizabeth and Jim Richards of Signal Mountain; son and daughter-in-law, Jim and Patrice Staley of Knoxville; grandchildren, Carolyn Rose Gardner, Jo Beth Richards, Reese Staley and Jack Staley. The family received friends Friday followed by funeral service at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel with Dr. G. Carswell Hughs officiating. A private interment followed. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Sacred Heart Cathedral School, 711 Northshore Dr., Knoxville, TN 37919 or the Alzheimer’s Association, 2200 Sutherland Ave., Suite H102, Knoxville, TN 37919. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.

• HARRIS, Marie Viers,
age 54, went to be with the Lord Aug. 18, 2007. Marie gently took Jesus by the hand and he led her home. She suffered unbearable pain every day from injuries received in an auto accident 17 years ago. Marie always thought of others before herself. She appreciated this world, but now she enjoys all the beauty where her body and all things are new. Marie was preceded in death by her father, Dennis C. Viers. Left to cherish her memory are her husband of 36 years, Roy Denton Harris Jr.; son, Bradley Dean Harris; daughter, Catherine Lynn Harris and her finacé, Sho Edwards; grandaughter, Breanna Marie Monroe, all of Knoxville; mother, Mary N. Viers of Radford, Va.; sisters, Pamela Sue Viers of Blacksburg, Va., Bonnie V. Singleton of Cornelius, N.C.; brother, Robert C. Viers of Christiansburg, Va.; best friend and constant companion, “BJ,” her beloved dog. The family received friends Tuesday at the Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel. Funeral services were held Wednesday in the Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel with the Rev. John Peach officiating. Interment followed in Pleasant Forest Cemetery. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike, served the Harris family.

• POTTER, Phyllis,
died Friday, Aug. 10, 2007. She is survived by her loving family; son and daughter-in-law, Nicholas and Ilse Potter of Knoxville; grandchildren, Nils and Anders; sister, Barbara Hunter; nephews, Steven and Daniel Moss; and many old and new friends. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1905 or St. Mary’s Residential Hospice Center, 7447 Andersonville Pike, Knoxville, TN 37938. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.

• SNIDER, Homer Clarence,
age 90, of Knoxville, son of the late Homer C. and Lockie Sellers Snider, died Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2007, at Shannondale Health Care Center. He was a member of Second Presbyterian Church where he was a former trustee. Homer, who was a longtime Knoxville Automobile dealer, was retired president of Snider Motor Company, Import Motors and Sunbeam Motors. He was past president of New Car Dealers Association of Knoxville. Homer was a former member of the North Knoxville Kiwanis Club and a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II where he was a corporal with the 263rd Coast Artillery. He also was preceded in death by wife, Virginia Ziegler Snider, and brother, Harrison L. Snider. Homer is survived by his loving family: son and daughter-in-law, David and Susan Snider; daughter, Mary Ann Howard; grandchildren, Sara Elizabeth Snider, April Jean Howard, Jessie Erin Howard and Andrew Bell Snider; and several nephews. Memorial service was Friday at Second Presbyterian Church with Dr. William Waterstradt officiating. The family received friends following the service at the church. Interment at Lynnhurst Cemetery was private. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Second Presbyterian Church, 2829 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.

• OWENS, Margaret Matlock Warters,
92, passed away Aug. 17, 2007, at Asbury Place in Maryville. Margaret was born in Knoxville and lived there until she retired to Asbury Place. She graduated from Knoxville High School and in her younger years was very active in the Chilhowee Garden Club including serving as the club president. She worked in the Trust Department of the Bank of Knoxville for many years. She was a warm and loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was predeceased by husbands, J.D. Warters and John S. Owens; her parents, J.P. Matlock and Ethie Watt Matlock; her siblings, Irene Ward, Lucille Coulter, Imogene Harmon, Vance Matlock and James Matlock; and her daughter, Sara Warters Kirkland. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Susan Warters; son-in-law, Thomas Kirkland; sisters-in-law, Catherine Matlock and Geneva Matlock; grandchildren, Anne Morley, Dr. David Warters, Kim Bartlett, Peggy Watkins, Katy Shattuck and Jeff Kirkland; 10 great-grandchildren; and 17 nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank all of the staff at Asbury Place for their devoted care of Margaret and would especially like to thank Rena Foster and Kay Burnett. Family and friends will meet at Woodlawn Cemetery Saturday for a 1:30 p.m. graveside service with the Rev. Dan Moore and the Rev. Melody Kidd officiating. A memorial service at Asbury Place will follow at 4 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Asbury Place, 2648 Sevierville Road, Maryville, TN 37804. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.

• LIAKONIS, Vasiliki (Yiayia),
88, born in Ano Hora, Greece, and longtime resident of Knoxville, passed away Aug. 16, 2007 at Parkwest Medical Center. She spent a lifetime caring for others and devoted herself to her family and beloved church, St. George Greek Orthodox Church. She was a member of the Philoptochos Society, a philanthrophic church group, for more than 60 years, and spent countless hours preparing for the Greek Festival with her cherished friends. Vasiliki cared so deeply for those around her, and her steadfast prayers were always a source of comfort for those in need. Vasiliki is preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Anthony Nicholas Liakonis; parents, Kostas and Aglaia Kapordelis; brothers, James of Greece and Andreas of Detroit, Mich.; sister Kasani of Greece. Survived by devoted son, Nicholas Anthony Liakonis and wife, KiKi; granddaughter, Frankie Nixon of Dallas, Texas; grandson, Tony Liakonis and wife, Lori, of Knoxville; granddaughter, Georgianne Foster and husband, Matthew, of Woodstock, Ga.; great-grandchildren, Nicholas, Theo and Eleni Liakonis and Cole Foster; sister, Pagona of Greece. The family wishes to express their thanks to Vasiliki’s longtime physician, Dr. Passarello and his staff, as well as the staff at Parkwest Medical Center, especially ICU and fourth floor Montvue staff, who provided such kind and loving care. Funeral Service was Monday St. George Greek Orthodox Church with the Rev. John Kostas officiating. Pallbearers: Pete Dedes, Chris Paris, Harry Paris, Charlie Peroulas, Sam Peroulas and Matt Regas. Honorary pallbearers: senior citizens of St. George Greek Orthodox Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to: St. George Greek Orthodox Church, Building Fund, 4070 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919. The family received friends Sunday at St. George Greek Orthodox Church with a Trisaigon service to follow. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.

• BALDONADO, Conrado Castro,
age 75, beloved husband, father and brother died peacefully at home in Knoxville, Monday, Aug. 13, 2007, after battling cancer for more than 10 months. Conrado is preceded in death by his parents, Ambrocio S. Baldonado and Venancia B. Castro. Conrado is survived by his wife, Clarita Hapon; his children, Clarence and Oliver; his brothers and sisters: Victoria, Benjamin, Jose, Filomena and Orlino; his in-laws: Eugenia, Rene and Estrella; Clarita’s siblings in the Philippines; his father-in-law, Apolonio Hapon; Estrella’s sister, Mercedes; his nephews and nieces and their spouses: Avelino and Bubbles, Bonifacio, Celestino and Fredolina, Dominador and Alice, Editha and Joe, Vena and Mike, Farida and Eric, Ambrocio, Jose Jr. and Joann, Omar and Michelle, and Erika; several grand-nephews and grand-nieces; and many other relatives. Born Jan. 25, 1932, in Langaoan, Santa Maria, Ilocos Sur, Philippines, Conrado grew up on a farm in the Philippines. He attended Mindanao Institute of Technology, where he studied agriculture. In 1985, Conrado immigrated to the United States, first working in Alaska and then later in Las Vegas. While in Las Vegas, he was introduced to his future wife, Clarita, by mutual friends. In 1990, the family joined his sister Victoria and brother Orlino and his family in Knoxville. Conrado worked with the family business, EC Corporation, for many years. Conrado was intelligent, handsome, amiable, and often, soft-spoken; he was always ready with a smile and a story about his homeland. He enjoyed gathering together after barbecue-grilling in the backyard. He spent many hours tending to his organic vegetable garden, and he was also an avid reader of history and philosophy. Conrado was a member of St. John Neumann Catholic Church and the Philippine-American Association of East Tennessee. Despite being in good health for the majority of his life, Conrado was diagnosed with cancer in October 2006. The family wishes to thank the doctors, nurses, nursing assistants, relatives and friends who gave their constant care and support. Conrado will be missed by many family members and friends. The memorial service will be held at 3 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 25, 2007, at the Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike, with the Rev. John Dowling officiating.

• STOWERS Sr., Harry W.,
age 77, passed away peacefully at his Sequoyah Hills home Sunday, Aug. 12, 2007. He was a member of St. John’s Cathedral and board chairman of Stowers Machinery Corporation. During his 22-year residency at Signal Mountain, Harry was a member of St. Timothy Church. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather, and he gave generously of his time and talent to the Knoxville community, his family and his friends. He was born and raised in Bluefield, W.Va., graduated from McCallie School in Chattanooga and then attended Lehigh University, graduating with a degree in mechanical engineering. He was a first lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War era. He and his two brothers founded Stowers Machinery Corporation in 1960. He lived in Chattanooga from 1960 until 1982 where he managed the company’s Chattanooga operations. He moved to Knoxville in 1982 upon the retirement of his oldest brother, Bud. In recent years he was active with The Helen Ross McNabb Center, The Episcopal School of Knoxville and the Downtown Rotary Club. His parents, Eugene S. and Iva Mae Stowers Sr. of Bluefield, and his brother, Richard F. Stowers of Knoxville, precede him in death. Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Sarah Hobson Stowers; daughter, Jenny Stowers Brock and husband, Adam, of Knoxville; sons, Wes Stowers and wife, Liz, of Knoxville and Dr. Stewart F. Stowers and wife, Samantha, of Nashville; granddaughters, Lisa Stowers of Knoxville, Louisa Stowers of Nashville, Rachel Stowers of Knoxville, Berkeley Brock of Knoxville, Sarah Stowers of Nashville, Carter Brock of Knoxville; grandsons, Jennings Brock of Knoxville and Jackson Stowers of Nashville; sisters, Nancy Stowers Waugh and husband, Harry, of Tallahassee, Fla., Sue Stowers Morrow and husband, Mike, of Charleston, S.C.; brother, Eugene S. (Bud) Stowers Jr. and wife, Jewel, of Knoxville; and many nieces and nephews. Following a private interment service, there will be a 5 p.m. memorial service Thursday at St. John’s Episcopal Cathedral with the Very Rev. John C. Ross and the Rev. George Doebler officiating. The family will receive friends following the service in the Great Hall of the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Helen Ross Foundation, 201 W. Springdale Ave., Knoxville, TN 37917, the Episcopal School of Knoxville, 110 Sugarwood Dr., Knoxville, TN 37934, or St. John’s Cathedral, 413 W. Cumberland Ave., Knoxville, TN 37901. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.

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