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• MILLEN, Stuart Lewis,
age 63, of Knoxville, died suddenly, Sept. 1, 2007, at his home. He attended Heska Amuna Synagogue and was preceded in death by parents, I.W. “Major” and Sara Millen. Survivors: son, Marc Millen; daughters and sons-in-law, Shannon and Mark Underwood and Angela and Roger Grubb; grandchildren, Marc L., Sara Mae, Mark Jr., Brittney, Zachary, Gary and Steven; great-grandson, Hayden. Graveside service was Tuesday at New Jewish Cemetery with Rabbi Louis Zivic officiating. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. www.rosemortuary.com

• HOGG, Peggy Anne Erixon (Mrs. Henry Kratz),
Knoxville resident since 1993, born June 18, 1932, near Jacksonville, Ill., died Sunday, Sept. 2, 2007, at The University of Tennessee Medical Center. She was a 1948 graduate of Jacksonville Illinois High School and a graduate of the Jacksonville Business College. Peggy became a well-known handler and breeder of dogs, especially maltese, shi-tzus and poodles. After a debilitating accident, Peggy was forced to give up handling. After her first husband’s death, she gave up breeding and moved south to find nicer weather, choosing Knoxville in 1993. In 1997 she married Dr. Henry Kratz, a retired professor of German at The University of Tennessee. She is survived by husband, Dr. Henry Kratz; brothers, Rex Erixon Jr. of Tyler Hill, Pa., and Clayton Erixon of Jacksonville; two nephews of Jacksonville; niece, Vickie Jones of Hillsdale, Pa.; several great-nephews of Illinois. Funeral service is 7:30 p.m., Thursday, at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel with the Rev. Dan Kelly officiating. Following the service in Knoxville, Mrs. Hogg will be taken to Jacksonville for interment. The family will receive friends 5:30-7:30 p.m., Thursday, at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. www.rosemortuary.com.

• TRAGESSER, Eugene F.,
age 83, of Knoxville, formerly of Memphis, passed away Saturday evening, Aug. 25, 2007. Gene was retired from The University of Tennessee medical units in Memphis. He was preceded in death by his wife, Clovis P. Tragesser. Survivors: sons and daughters-in-law, Larry and Kathleen Tragesser, Mike and Peggy Tragesser, all of Knoxville; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. The family received friends Tuesday in the Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel followed by a memorial service with the Rev. Leonard Turner officiating. Family and friends gathered Friday at Memorial Park Cemetery in Memphis for graveside services. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Lung Association or to a charity of choice. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike, served the Tragesser family. www.clickfuneralhome.com• SELLERS, Charles E. (Papaw), age 82, of West Hills, passed away Monday, Aug. 27, 2007. He was a member of the nondenominational church. Mr. Sellers had retired from Union Carbide Corp. K-25 plant after 32 years. He was preceded in death by parents, Mr. and Mrs. A.E. Sellers; wife of more than 55 years, Georgia C. Sellers; sister, Mary Etta Hancock; grandson, Baby McMillan. His survivors include his son, David Sellers and wife, Sandra; daughter, Sharon McMillan and husband, Robert; sisters, Norma Majors and Pat Robinson; brothers-in-law, James H. Colquitt Sr. and Bill Hancock; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Besides being the best father and grandfather, he never stopped helping others and never thought of himself. Most of all, he loved Jesus and wanted to go home. The family offers many thanks to his church for their support, which was his life line and also thanks to NHC, especially Misti and Omega. Funeral service were Thursday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel. Family and friends met at New Gray Cemetery Friday for a interment service. The family received friends Thursday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel. www.rosemortuary,com

• TOWLE, Philip Sheridan,
born Oct. 20, 1915, passed away Aug. 22, 2007, at Asbury Place in Maryville. He was a graduate of Tusculum College and had worked in the air conditioning and refrigeration business as a sales engineer with Knoxville Refrigeration Supply, Ed Supply and Costal Supply. He was a member of Sequoyah Hills Presbyterian Church. Mr. Towle was preceded in death by wife, Madge McCray Towle, who passed away in 2001. He is survived by son, Phillip Sheridan Towle III and wife, Dorothy; grandson, Christopher Mark Towle and wife, Kayla; great-grandson, Griffith Towle, all of Houston, Texas; son, Peter J. Towle of Friendsville; granddaughter, Rebecca L. Towle of Naples, Italy; and grandson, Peter J. Towle Jr. of Murfreesboro. Family and friends met Saturday at Pleasant Hill Cemetery on State Hwy 93 in Green County for a graveside service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to Sequoyah Hills Presbyterian Church, 3700 Keowee Ave., Knoxville, TN 37919 or to the charity of your choice. The family would especially like to thank the staff of The Village at Asbury Place for its continuous support and comforting thoughts. The family received friends Friday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel. www.rosemortuary.com

• PATE JONES, Mahayla Elizabeth,
10 month old infant daughter of Timmy Jones and Sarah Pate of Knoxville passed away Sunday, Aug. 26, 2007, at Cincinnati Childrens Hospital. In addition to her parents, Mahayla Elizabeth is survived by her grandparents, Tim and Nancy Jones, Harold Pate and Kathy Martin, all of Knoxville; aunts, Bambi Munsey and Samantha Hall. The family received friends Wednesday followed by funeral services in the Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel with the Rev. Richard Young officiating. Graveside services 10 a.m. Thursday Lake View Cemetery. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike, is serving the family of Mahayla Elizabeth Pate Jones. www.clickfuneralhome.com

• PINKSTON, James H, Jr. (Papoo),
age 60, of Knoxville. God came and took his hand early Tuesday morning, Aug. 21, 2007, at his home. Jim was born May 6, 1947, in Knoxville to James and Dora Lee Baldwin Pinkston, who preceded him in death. He also was preceded in death by his son, Jesse; sister, Margaret Ann; and brother, Jarrell. Jim lived an extraordinarily full life. He delighted in being the husband to Kathy for 32 years; father to Jake and his wife, Allison, Josh and his wife, Emily, and Jesse. He was known as Papoo to his five grandchildren, Jesse Lee, Samuel Ellis, Meghan Faith, Cody Brooks and Jack Herman. He was brother to Sandra Palmer of New Market and husband, Jimmy; son-in-law, to Minta Orange (Meemaw). Jim was very proud to work and hunt with his sons. Jim and Kathy enjoyed the simple life on the Pinkston Long Ears Mule Farm. All were invited to join the family to celebrate Jim’s life at First Baptist Church, Concord, Thursday, Aug. 23, with the service following with the Rev. Larry Boyles officiating. Family and friends gathered Friday at Highland Memorial Cemetery for graveside services. Memorial gifts may be made to support Pediatric Cardology Research at the Mayo Foundation, c/o Department of Development, 200 First St. SW, Rochester, MN 55905. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike, served the Pinkston family. www.clickfuneral-home.com

• CARTER, Wilma Ilene Nix,
age 78, of Knoxville, died at Baptist Hospital, Sunday Sept. 2, 2007, at 1:25 a.m., after a long illness. She was a member of Central Baptist Church of Fountain City. Wilma graduated from Powell High School in the Class of 1948. She was preceded in death by: husband, Fred Afton Carter; parents, Racha Hugh and Fannie Estil Aulton Nix; brothers, Howard Boyd Nix, PFC Charles Lloyd Nix, Bobbie Gene Nix, Cecil Ray Nix and Jerry Lee Nix. Wilma is survived by her loving family: brothers, Robert Nix and James Nix, both of Powell; sisters, Louise Ivey and Bettie Mynatt, both of Knoxville, Delores Jones and husband, Fred, of Powell, Rachel Yarber and husband, Marvin, of Clinton; many precious nephews and nieces; beloved aunts, Trula Duggan of Knoxville, Helen Cline of Kodak, and Imogene West of Strawberry Plains. Wilma also left behind many, many special friends and was loved and respected by all who knew her. Wilma, who had the ability to bring people together, motivate them to do things they never thought or dreamed they could do, was charter president of Easteenn Toastmistresses Club, and active in that organization until the late 1990s. She served on the board of Theatre Knoxville Downtown. Wilma produced more than 20 shows for St. John’s Community Video Center, now known as Community Television of Knoxville. This series was called “Adventure Productions” and included two short movies, interviews, profiles of service organizations and documentaries. A funeral service was at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel with the Rev. Michael Segers and the Rev. Michael Harbin officiating. Music was provided by the Rev. Michael Harbin, Vickie Harbin and Nancy Arnold. Pallbearers: William Dake, Stanley Herman, Ben Nix, Chris Nix, Cory Nix, Craig Nix, Robby Nix, Chad Riggs, Randy Williamson and Lynn Whited. The family and friends will meet at 11 a.m., Thursday, at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel and proceed to Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery for a 11:30 a.m. interment service. The family received friends Wednesday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. www.rosemortuary.com.

• BEALS, Donna Marie Raetz,
age 77, of Knoxville, completed her journey Sept. 3, 2007, at the home of her son, David, and his wife, Donna, in Toano, Va. Donna worked for many years as an registered nurse, retiring from Knoxville Baptist Hospital. She enjoyed volunteering for Interfaith Clinic and assisting those in need. As a founding member of Grace Lutheran Church, she made many life-long friends, cooked unnumbered church suppers, supported Boy Scout Troop 144, and sang in the choir. As a member of Knoxville Ascension Episcopal Church, she enjoyed her church family, sang in the choir and supported the music program. In recent years she participated in the YMCA senior water aerobics and cherished her many thoughtful and caring friends of the “Swim Team.” Donna was a star basketball player for the state high school championship team from Hydro, Okla., in 1948. As an ardent supporter of the Tennessee Lady Vols, she was confidant that the games will be broadcast in heaven. Donna is preceded in death by her husband of more than 50 years, Dr. Daniel F. Beals. Survivors include: daughter, Nancy Fisher (Daniel) of Chattanooga; sons, David (Donna) of Toano, Daniel (Edith) of Nicholasville, Ky., and Jonathon (Cindy) of Olathe, Kan., along with nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Special thanks are extended to Elna and Bob Harrison, Judy Willams, Julie Guthrie and Polly Lyday for their friendship and joy that they brought to Donna each day. Donna’s warm, outgoing, positive spirit will be remembered and missed by all who knew and loved her. David especially thanks his wife, Donna, for her loving and compassionate nursing care for his mom. It is deeply appreciated. Following a private interment, A Celebration of Life service will be 12:30 p.m., Friday, at The Episcopal Church of the Ascension. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to the Knoxville Fish Pantry or Knoxville Interfaith Clinic. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. www.rosemortuary.com

• MILLER, Robert (Bob) Lind,
age 53, of Knoxville, formerly of Silver Spring, Md., and Oak Ridge, died Aug. 29, 2007, after a courageous year-long battle with a glioblastoma multiforme brain tumor. He will be remembered as a wonderful husband, father and friend. He was a gifted listener and conversationalist and always enjoyed talking with family and friends. He enjoyed spending time with his daughters, nieces, nephews and grandson. Bob worked at Oak Ridge National Laboratory for 25 years as an Air Quality Control Specialist in the Energy Division. He was especially proud of his work on various clean coal projects. Bob enjoyed a long-standing culinary relationship with his “Lunch Bunch” — Bo, Keith, Marty, Mikhail and Stas. He graduated from Pennsylvania State University with both a bachelor’s and master’s in meteorology. He chose a career in meteorology after working on the weather merit badge for his Eagle Scout award. While at Penn State, Bob was an enthusiastic member of the Theta Chi fraternity. He played trombone in the Penn State Blue Band, Washington Redskins Marching Band and the Oak Ridge Community Band. He spent the past year fulfilling a lifelong dream of traveling to all 50 states; he also traveled to Europe, South Africa, Japan and Indonesia. Always up for an adventure, he enjoyed yearly hikes up Mt. LeConte with his wife and friends Dave and Sarah. He also was working on a personal best-time for running up and back to the summit of Mt. LeConte via his favorite trail, Alum Bluff. He canoed the Boundary Waters, went on safari in Africa, took his family on many road trips (some with surprising consequences), and geocached. Bob was a dedicated runner, rower and skier. He volunteered with the Oak Ridge Rowing association and enjoyed participating in crew events. He was in the Knoxville Track Club and successfully ran the half marathon. He was a 10-year member of the MHUGA Rafting Association (ˇuno mas!). He attended First United Methodist Church in Oak Ridge for many years. Bob was preceded in death by his mother, Martha Lind Miller; and nephew, Robert Neal Willis. He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Rose Miller; father, Robert D. Miller of Silver Spring; daughters and sons-in-law, Teresa and Chris Gadda of Palo Alto, Calif., Stephanie and Troy McHenry of Lynchburg, Va.; grandson, Grant McHenry; brother and sister-in-law, Jack and Debby Miller of Clarksville, Md.; brother-in-law Mel Willis and wife, Sharon; sister-in-law, Teresa Lechter and husband, Robert; beloved nieces and nephews, Scott, Kary, Johnny, Casey, Matt, Kelley, Laura and Lauren; cousins, Christine and David Knisley; special friends, Dave and Sarah Hetrick, Rich and Eileen Saylor, Steve and Katie Perry, and Bill and Ellen Rooney. The family received friends Saturday, Sept. 1, followed by a Celebration of Life in the Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel with the Rev. Tom Baez officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center at Duke University Medical Center, DUMC Box 3624, Durham, NC 27710 or Angel Flight, Inc., 1515 East 71st St., Ste. 312, Tulsa, OK 74136. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike, served the Miller family. www.clickfuneralhome.com

• BORING, Patricia “Patsy” Ann Turner,
age 72 of Concord, went to be with the Lord Tuesday morning, Aug. 28, 2007, at Parkwest Medical Center surrounded by her family. Patsy was a member of Concord United Methodist Church. She was a graduate of Central High School, Class of 1953. Patsy was a fun and loving wife, mother to three children and Memaw to her five grandchildren. She will be remembered for her joy, energy and zest for life. Patsy was preceded in death by her parents, Earl and Elberta Turner. She is survived by her devoted husband of 53 years, Ben Boring; daughter and son-in-law, Benna and Phil Dortch of Farragut; sons and daughters-in-law, Van and Bonnie Boring of Louisville, Brad and Gail Boring of Lenoir City; grandchildren, Nicole Harris, Michelle Cosse, Camden and Hallie Boring and Matthew Boring; sister and brother-in-law, Jewell and Jack Morgan of Maynardville; brothers and sisters-in-law, Bobby and Faye Turner of New Market, Gene and Jean Turner of Knoxville; special sister-in-law, Kathlyn Davis; and numerous nieces and nephews. The family wishes to thank all the staff, nurses and doctors who cared so lovingly for Patsy at Parkwest Medical Center. The family received friends Thursday at Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel followed by a Celebration of Life with the Rev. Don Acton officiating. Pallbearers were Phil Dortch, Rick Ford, Keith Pankey, David Graham, Richard Duisen and Lloyd Bell. Family and friends gathered Friday at Concord Masonic Cemetery for graveside services. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike, served the Boring family. www.clickfuneralhome.com

• SELLERS, Charles E. (Papaw),
age 82, of West Hills, passed away Monday, Aug. 27, 2007. He was a member of the nondenominational church. Mr. Sellers had retired from Union Carbide Corp. K-25 plant after 32 years. He was preceded in death by parents, Mr. and Mrs. A.E. Sellers; wife of more than 55 years, Georgia C. Sellers; sister, Mary Etta Hancock; grandson, Baby McMillan. His survivors include his son, David Sellers and wife, Sandra; daughter, Sharon McMillan and husband, Robert; sisters, Norma Majors and Pat Robinson; brothers-in-law, James H. Colquitt Sr. and Bill Hancock; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Besides being the best father and grandfather, he never stopped helping others and never thought of himself. Most of all, he loved Jesus and wanted to go home. The family offers many thanks to his church for their support, which was his life line and also thanks to NHC, especially Misti and Omega. Funeral service were Thursday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel. Family and friends met at New Gray Cemetery Friday for a interment service. The family received friends Thursday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel. www.rosemortuary,com

• THOMPSON, Rhonda Sue Tate,
age 43, of West Knoxville, went to be with the Lord Friday, Aug. 31, 2007, at her home. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Lawrence and Margaret Mason Ross and Ray and Jean Mosier Tate of Whitwell. Rhonda was born July 1, 1964 in Whitwell to Sam and Barbara Ross Tate, now of Knoxville. She also is survived by her loving family: her husband, Kevin Thompson; three children, Jordan, Connor and Hunter Thompson, all of Knoxville; brother, Gary Tate of Chattanooga; sister and brother-in-law, Dena and Tom Davidson of Maryville; uncle, Keith Ross and wife, Sue, of Whitwell; aunt, Sue Tate Ansley and husband, Bill, of Camden, S.C.; father-in-law, Jerre Thompson of Indianapolis, Ind.; mother-in-law, Charla Benson of Winter Haven, Fla.; special great-aunt, Abbie Ross Smith of Whitwell; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service was Tuesday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel with Pastor Mark Kirk of Calvary Chapel officiating. The family and friends met Wednesday at Sequatchie Valley Memorial Park in Jasper for an entombment service. The family received friends Tuesday following the service at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. www.rosemortuary.com



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