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• ZAKRAJSEK, Mary Jane,
age 72, of Knoxville, formerly of Cadillac, Mich., passed away Sept. 7, 2007, at her home. Mary was a graduate of Central Michigan class of 1957. She received a Master of Mathematics degree at the College of William and Mary. She was a mathematics teacher at York High School in Yorktown, Va., for four years and at Cadillac High School for 31 years. She was preceded in death by her parents, Dr. Ralph Lommen and Grace Bayes Lommen. Mary was the loving wife of Joseph Zakrajsek for 40 years, who survives her. She is also survived by her sister, Patricia May and her husband, Albert, of Cadillac; niece, Linda Dahl of Minnesota; nephews, Robert May of Michigan and Thomas May of Vermont. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Senior Citizens Home Assistance Service, P O Box 3025, Knoxville, TN 37927. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike, is serving the Zakrajsek family.

• DE SPAIN, Doris Ella,
• DE SPAIN, Doris Ella, age 90, died at home Sept. 1, 2007. She had lived in Knoxville since 1993 and was a member of the Knoxville Primitive Baptist Church and active with the Old Harp Singers of East Tennessee. Born in Stockdale, Texas, in 1916, she also had lived in Corpus Christi, San Antonio, Waelder, Gonzales, Beaumont, Houston and Alto, Texas. She began working as a nutritionist in Beaumont and continued that work at Methodist Hospital in Houston, where she also studied at The University of Houston. She was a member of the Beaumont Art League and was awarded a bronze plaque for her oil painting “The Young Poet” (1957), also judged “Best in Show” in the Sabine Area Art Show, Gates Gallery. She was introduced to shape-note singing early and enjoyed it all her life. She also loved to work and create crossword puzzles. She was preceded in death by her parents, Elder Parker Ross Burgin and Jonnie Lee Burgin; her sister, Verna Ware Robbins; her two husbands, John Wesley Dumas and Loren M. De Spain Jr.; and a daughter, Barbara Ann Dumas. She is survived by one daughter, Bethany Kay Dumas of Knoxville. She was interred in the Garden of St. John’s Episcopal Cathedral Tuesday with The Very Rev. John C. Ross officiating. Old Harp singers will participate. Her favorite hymn begins, “There is a happy land, far, far away, Where saints in glory dwell, bright, bright as day.” Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.

• HARRON, Charles Edwin,
age 75, of Farragut, formerly of Bel Air, Md., suddenly went to be with his Lord Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 5, 2007. Charles was a member of First Baptist Church, Concord. He was retired from NABISCO Brands in Baltimore, Md., after almost 30 years of service. Charles was known for his athletic abilities in many sports. He also was an avid Southern Gospel music fan. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Charles is survived by his wife of 53 years, Erma Stumpf Harron; daughters, Patty Tart of Abingdon, Md., Janet Springer and husband, Philip (Len), of Savannah, Ga.; grandchildren, Christopher Tart and wife, Amy, Matthew Tart and wife, Nicole, Jonathan Tart, Michael (Todd) LaCotti; great-grandchildren, Faith, Noah and Levi Tart, Conner and Evan Tart; brothers, Dennis J. Harron of Columbus, Ga., and Frank Harron of Bethesda, Md. The family received friends Friday in the Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel followed by a Celebration of Life with the Rev. Steve Peek officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church Concord Bldg. Fund, 11704 Kingston Pike, Farragut, TN 37934. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike, is serving the Harron family.

• TENNEY, James Mack,
died on Friday, Sept. 7, 2007, at the age of 89 in Knoxville. He was born Jan. 27,1918, in Tallmansville, W.Va., the son of the late Fred and Julia Bell Tenney. He graduated from Buckhannon Upshur High School, attended Glenville State Teachers College and taught elementary school in Upshur County and vocational education at Buckhannon Upshur High School. He served as scoutmaster of troop 138 in Buckhannon, W.Va. After service in the U.S. Marine Corps in World War II, he joined Ford Motor Company in Detroit, Mich., as an instructor in its training school and a marketing division analyst. He graduated from Wayne State University in Detroit with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1946, a master’s in education in 1946, and a Master of Business Administration in 1948. He joined American Motors in Detroit rising to general sales manager of the Kelvinator Appliance Division. While general sales manager of Kelvinator, it won the National Product Design of the Year for new appliance design. In addition, he was a board member of the National Association of Appliance Manufacturers, National Association of Furniture Manufacturers and National Retail Furniture Association. Following the sale of Kelvinator, he moved to Knoxville in 1967 as president and CEO of Sterchi Brothers, Inc., a New York Exchange Company of 55 furniture stores in the Southeast. Following the sale of Sterchi Brothers, he purchased eight furniture-manufacturing companies and in 1970 formed Dorset Corporation of Louisville, Ky., where he was president and chairman of the board. He sold Dorset in 1986 and retired. In Knoxville, he had been a director of The Church Street Methodist Church and The Webb School of Knoxville and was a member of Cherokee Country Club. He was preceded in death by wives, Lalah Shockey Tenney and Patricia Fleming Tenney; sons, Burtt Barton Tenney of Detroit, and Terry F. Tenney of Warren, Ohio; and daughter, Sally Tenney of Buckhannon, WV; and four sisters, Eva Grace Campbell of Buckhannon, Virginia Hirsch of Meyersdale, Pa., Madge Riggs of Tallmansville and Vonda W. King of Cleveland, Ohio. He is survived by wife, Barbara Kirk Tenney of Knoxville; son and daughter-in-law, James and Debbie Tenney of Atlanta, Ga.; daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Donnie DiBacco of Warren, Ohio; sister, Verma Campbell of Buckhannon; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Funeral service was Sunday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel with the Rev. William J. Fowler and the Rev. Cabel W. Trent officiating. Burial will be at Woodlawn Cemetery in Wayne County, Mich. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the American Heart Association, 4708 Papermill Road, Knoxville, TN 37909. The family received friends Sunday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.

• KASABIA, Pushpa,
age 54, of Farragut passed away Thursday afternoon, Sept. 6, 2007. Pushpa was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and daughter. She was an amazing woman with great qualities, which will be cherished. She will be missed dearly and will not be forgotten. She loved to do gardening and cooking. Pushpa is survived by her husband of 37 years, Amritlal Kasabia; sons and daughters-in-law, Devesh, wife Dimpal and their son, Parin, Vishal and wife Karishma, Tejesh and Nilesh; mother, Dahiben; sister, Jashuben Mistry; brothers, Naresh and wife Savita, Harshad and wife Dipika, Jayesh and wife Sadhana; nephews and nieces, Kirti Minesh Daya, Tejal, Ronak, Karan, Nisha, Sahil, Mitul, Dipal, Sonam and Siya; sisters-in-law, Tara, Niru, Kusum, Kokila and their families. Services was held Saturday, Sept. 8, at Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel. The family of Pushpa Kasabia would like to give special thanks to her doctors, nurses, nurses, CNAs and the staff of Parkwest Medical Center. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike, is serving the family of Pushpa Kasabia.

• CUTCHER Jr., C. F. (Jeff),
age 86, of Knoxville, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2007. Jeff was a member of St. Mark United Methodist Church. He was a member of Experimental Aircraft Association and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Jeff is survived by his wife, Helen Cutcher; son, John Cutcher; daughter and son-in-law, Margaret and Leonard Muzyn; grandchildren, Christopher, Gregory and Jeffrey Muzyn; brother and sister-in-law, Vance and Pat Cutcher; sisters, Blanch Kidd and Alice Tigner. Family and friends met Tuesday at Tennessee Veterans Cemetery for a graveside service with the Rev. Ron Goodman officiating. Military honors were presented by the Volunteer State Veterans Honor Guard. Memorials may be made to St. Mark United Methodist Church, 7001 Northshore Drive, Knoxville, TN 37919. The family received friends Tuesday at St. Mark United Methodist Church in the Fellowship Hall. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.

• DOANE, Tyler Starnes,
age 19, of West Knoxville, passed away suddenly Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2007, as the result of a dirt-bike accident. He was a member of Central Baptist Church of Bearden, a 2006 graduate of Bearden High School and a student of Pellissippi State Technical Community College. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Elmer Lee Starnes; and paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Doane. Survivors include his mother, Lois Starnes Doane; and brother, Landon Starnes Doane, both of the home; father, William Frank Doane; maternel grandmother, Mabel Starnes Gilliam; and step-grandfather, Guy Gilliam of Rogersville; aunt and uncle, Linda and Wayne Lumpkins; and cousin, Logan Lumpkins of Rogersville. A celebration of life service was Saturday at Central Baptist Church of Bearden with Dr. Larry Fields and the Rev. Tommy Campbell officiating. The family received friends following the service at the church. Friends met at Edgewood Cemetery Sunday for an interment service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, 871 Weisgarber Road, Knoxville, TN 37909. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.

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