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• JOHNSON, Clarence E.,
age 88, of Knoxville, passed away peacefully on Oct. 7, 2007, at Parkwest Medical Center, as a result of Lymphoma. He was a member of Union Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Clarence was born in Ellijay, Ga. He held a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Georgia at Gainesville. The majority of his career was at the Y-12 Plant as safety director, where he retired from Union Carbide, Y-12, in 1983. Clarence will always be remembered for his warm personality, jovial mannerisms and contagious smile. He leaves countless family and friends with fond memories of wonderful times together. Survived by: loving and devoted wife, Wanda Johnson; children and spouses, Kathy Johnson Turpin and Hugh of Knoxville, Steve Johnson and Donna of North Carolina; and Lori Johnson Morrow and Donnie of Knoxville; grandchildren, Jason White, Amanda Thomas, Ashley Eddins, and Christopher, Michael and Matthew Johnson; brother, Hayden Johnson; nephew, Larry and wife, Rita Johnson; and niece, Barbara Tankersley, all of Georgia. Clarence also leaves behind two great-grandchildren and so many special friends. The family received friends and loved ones for a Celebration of Life at the Union Cumberland Presbyterian Church Saturday, Oct. 13, 2007, officiated by the Rev. Leonard Turner. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Union Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 400 Everett Road, Knoxville, TN 37934, 865-966-9040 or the Leukemia & Lymphoma Cancer Society. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike, served the Johnson Family. www.clickfuneralhome.com

• WESSEL, Esther,
age 87, of Batavia, Ohio, went to be with the Lord early Thursday morning, Oct. 25, 2007. Esther was member of Summerside United Methodist Church in Cincinnati, Ohio. She was a wife and mother who served as a den mother. Esther was active in the Evangelical United Brethren Church in Batavia, and the United Methodist Church in Olive Branch, Ohio, for several years prior to joining Summerside. She moved to NHC Farragut in 2005 to be near her family. Esther loved gardening and enjoyed working to promote various products in the Meijer store in Eastgate. Preceded in death by parents, Wilbur and Marguerite Baumann; husband, Louis H. Wessel; brothers, John and Roy Baumann; and sister, Marguerite (Sis) Baumann. Survivors: son and daughter-in-law, James “Jim” and Helen Wessel of Oak Ridge; grandchildren, Jeffrey and Deborah S. Wessel of St. Joseph, Mich., Mark and Deborah J. Wessel of Flemington, N.J.; great-grandchildren, Joshua Wessel (son of Jeff), Kimberly and Sarah Wessel (daughters of Mark); and three nephews. Family and friends gathered Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2007, at Mt. Moriah Cemetery in Cincinnati for graveside services with the Rev. Blossom Matthews officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church of Oak Ridge, P.O. Box 6106, Oak Ridge, TN 37831-6106. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike, served the Wessel family. www.clickfuneralhome.com

• PRICE, William Mitchell,
born Jan. 29, 1938, went to be with the Lord, Oct. 13, 2007. A resident of Knoxville, he was formerly of Oliver Springs. He was a member of West Park Baptist Church and a graduate of Tennessee Technical College, Cookeville. He was a member of the Oliver Springs Masonic Lodge. Mr. Price was preceded in death by father, William Carl Price; and mother, Vivian Davis Price. He is survived by his wife, Marilyn Elaine Lunn Price; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, John and Phyllis Lunn of Knoxville; nephew, Col. Robert (Chip) Lunn and wife, Angie, of Phoenix, Ariz.; niece, Melissa Sykes and husband, Kenny, of Harriman; great-nieces, Erin Lunn of Mobile, Ala., Elysha Lunn of Phoenix, and Jenna Sykes of Harriman; great-nephews, Ben Lunn of Las Vegas, Nev., and John Sykes of Harriman; special friend, Vonda Jennings. Funeral service was Monday at West Park Baptist Church with the Rev. Bob St. John officiating. Family and friends met Tuesday at Woodhaven Memorial Gardens for an interment service. The family received friends Monday at West Park Baptist Church. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. www.rosemort-uary.com

• HOWERTON, Della Sue,
age 67, of Knoxville and formerly of Tallassee. She was of the Baptist faith and was preceded in death by her parents, Carl and Martha Howser Roper; sister, Marie Lundy; and brother, Frank Roper. She is survived by her husband, Virgil Howerton; sons, James Virgil Howerton and Eric Peterson; grandchildren, Heather Evalina, James Dee Virgil, Thomas Nathan Eric and April Dawn Marie Howerton; three great-grandchildren; sisters, Bobbi Sharpe, Molly Hurst and Shirley Roper; brother, Jim Roper; and several nieces and nephews. There will be a graveside service for the family. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations to the National Kidney Foundation of East Tennessee, 4450 Walker Blvd. Suite 2, Knoxville, TN 37917. The family received friends Monday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. www.rosemort-uary.com

• MOREHOUS, Marjorie “Margie” Arilla Gaunt,
age 88, of Knoxville, died peacefully Oct. 10, 2007, at St. Mary’s Residential Hospice Center. She was born Aug. 8, 1919, in Texarkana, Texas, to Lovell N. Gaunt and Willie B. Moores Gaunt. She was a member of First United Methodist Church, Knoxville. After living for short periods in New York City and El Dorado, Ariz., she grew up in Shreveport, La., where she graduated from Bird High School, and later graduated from Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, La. Margie married Myron “Monty” Oothoudt Morehous in 1942. Her husband’s work involved frequent moves, and she lived in towns and cities in the eastern United States and resided in London, England, for 11 years. During that time, she created and taught a course in women’s tailored clothing in Chicago and London. When she and her husband moved to England, she became an avid student and collector of antiques, and upon returning to the states became an antique dealer in New Jersey. Margie graduated from England’s renowned Attingham Summer School and for 18 years taught a course on American antiques for The University of Tennessee’s Noncredit Department. She also worked for 17 years in The Gallery of Proffitt’s West Town, becoming the department store chain’s top salesperson two years in a row. Margie was a devoted and loving wife and mother and possessed a bold streak of independence. She was preceded in death by her husband, Monty; her parents; and her sister Mary Ann Taggart. She is survived by her son, Lynn Morehous; daughter-in-law, Fran Morehous; grandsons, Dave Morehous and wife, Amy, and John Morehous and wife, Becca; great-granddaughters, Emily Morehous, Katherine Morehous and Sara Morehous; numerous loving nieces and nephews; and a lifetime of many wonderful friends throughout the United States and England. Funeral service was Sunday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel with the Rev. Ron Fisher and the Rev. Mike Jackson officiating. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 2200 Sutherland Ave., Suite 102, Knoxville, TN 37919. The family received friends Sunday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. www.rosemort-uary.com

• MESSERLI, Estelle,
beloved wife of Roy A. Messerli and mother of their six children, of Knoxville and formally of Fairfield, Calif., quietly and peacefully passed from this life into heaven Oct. 8, 2007, following a brief illness while surrounded by her family. Estelle attended First Baptist Church Concord since moving to Knoxville. Estelle was known for her generous and giving heart, working with many organizations in the Fairfield area such as the visually impaired, Wheels and Walkers and Meals On Wheels, just to name a few. Estelle’s passion to take care of others in need benefited many individuals during her 40 years in Fairfield and she was wellknown in the local extended care facilities for visiting, caring for and comforting others. This included witnessing to them about the simple gift of salvation through Jesus Christ, her Savior. All one had to do was speak of a need and Estelle would somehow fill that need. One of her life’s joys was garage sales where she often found items to give to others. Her zest for life was displayed by a love of travel, family and friends and she recently traveled cross-country visiting relatives and friends. One of the highlights of this trip was visiting the grave of their son, David, on a day similar to the day of his burial when the rain stopped, the clouds parted, the sun beamed down and the birds sang, bringing forth the memory of David saying: “boid, boid,” one of his favorite words. This brought a sense of comfort and closure for “a too short a life” in knowing that David would be waiting to greet her in heaven. She was a very open and friendly person who epitomized the phrase “I have never met a stranger.” Often times she would come away from a first-time meeting joyfully announcing “this is my friend.” Estelle was preceded in death by her parents, Lucy and Douglas Faulkner; and son, David Messerli. She is survived by her husband; son and daughter-in-law, Doug and Helen Messerli of Knoxville; daughter, Beverly Blakeman; daughter and son-in-law, Vickie and Logan Williams of Fairfield; son, Billy Messerli of Oregon; and daughter, Lisa Edquist of El Cajon, Calif.; 12 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; special friends, Rose and Kathy, plus many others. Her last request was that at least one of her five surviving children continues her legacy of helping and befriending others. Memorial service was Thursday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel with the Rev. Steve Peek and the Rev. Larry Boyles officiating. Family and friends met Friday at Tennessee Veterans Cemetery for an interment service. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to Mission of Hope, P.O. Box 22312, Knoxville TN 37933 or the charity of your choice in her name. A celebration of her life, to be held in Fairfield, will be announced at a later date. The family received friends Thursday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. www.rosemort-uary.com

• HESTER, Barbara Anne Connor,
75, beloved wife, mother and grandmother, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2007. She was a member of the First Cumberland Presbyterian Church of Knoxville. Native of Paducah, Ky., she shared ministerial leadership in the Cumberland Presbyterian Church with her husband of more than 55 years, Dr. J. David Hester. She was a talented musician and an accomplished seamstress and crafter. She has several collections, the favorite one being her collection of angels. She was preceded in death by her parents, Earl and Onice Connor; and brothers, Joseph Paul, Earl Jr. and Herman Connor. In addition to her husband, David, she is survived by children, Dianne Pipkin and husband, Paul of Knoxville, the Rev. Mark Hester and wife, Sally of Knoxville, Melanie Kuhnhenn and husband, Mark of Minneapolis, Minn., and Timothy Hester of Norris; grandchildren, Amy, Kevin and Sarah Pipkin, Julie Pipkin Rech and husband, Justin, Nathaniel and Robert Hester, Rebecca Hester Miller and husband, David, Megan and Matthew Kuhnhenn and Connor and Zoe Hester; great-grandson, Joshua Rech; brother, Harold Connor and his wife, Elizabeth of Paducah; sisters-in-law, Pat Hester, Huntsville, Ala., Lucille Cursey of Huntingdon, Ann Connor of Lexington, Ky., Nell Connor of Nashville; and several nieces and nephews. The family wishes to extend its deepest gratitude to the nurses and doctors in the CCU at Parkwest Medical Center for their attentive care and loving concern. Funeral service was Friday at the First Cumberland Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Kevin Wood and the Rev. Donald Hubbard officiating. Interment followed at Highland Memorial Cemetery. Pallbearers were the grandsons. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Memphis Theological Seminary (Hester Endowment), 168 E. Parkway South, Memphis, TN 38104 or First Cumberland Presbyterian Church Building Fund, 6900 Nubbin Ridge Road, Knoxville, TN 37919. The family received friends Thursday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. www.rosemortuary.com

• LANIER, Elsie Mae,
age 69, of Knoxville, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2007. She was a Methodist and a homemaker. Mrs. Lanier is survived by her daughters, Diana Hess and husband, Gene of Farragut, Debra Smith and Prissy Stafford of Knoxville; sons, Jeffery Lanier and Wayne Lanier of Knoxville; three sisters; grandchildren, Beth Sharp and Misty Smith; step-grandchildren, Beth and Garrett Hess. She will be sadly missed by her family and friends. Funeral service was Saturday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel with the Rev. Robert Bean officiating. Interment followed at Woodlawn Cemetery. The family received friends Friday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel. www.rosemort-uary.com

• WHITE Jr., Melvin “Mel” Griffith,
80, died Saturday, Oct. 13, 2007, at St. Mary’s Medical Center after a hard fought battle with heart disease. Mel White was a native of Bluefield, W.Va., graduated from Hiawassee College in Madisonville and earned a Bachelor of Science degree from East Tennessee State University. He was formerly the district manager for South Central Bell Telephone Company in East Tennessee. He joined the telephone company in 1951 after teaching and coaching basketball in the Maryville city school system for three years. Mel came to Knoxville in January 1980, after 10 years as South Central Bell’s district manager in Chattanooga. Prior to the Chattanooga assignment, he held various positions with Southern Bell, AT&T and South Central Bell in Nashville, Oak Ridge, Atlanta and New York City. After retiring from the telephone company, Mel took on a second career with Staffing Solutions for 12 years, serving as its vice president for corporate development and subsequently as their manager of credit collections. Since coming to Knoxville, Mel has been active in a wide variety of business and community activities. He was a member of the Board of the Presbyterian Homes of Tennessee, Inc. and a member of the Advisory Board of the Salvation Army of Knoxville. A longstanding member of the Rotary Club, he served as the Downtown Knoxville Chapter president from 1992 to 1993. Some of his other previous involvements include: campaign chairman, United Way of Greater Knoxville, 1988 and the chairman of the Board, 1992-1994; president of the Board of Trustees, Hiawassee College, 1996-97; Board member of East Tennessee Historical Society; Board member of St. Mary’s Medical Center; Board member of the American Heart Association of East Tennessee; Board member of the Great Smoky Mountains Council of the Boy Scouts of America; Board member of the Holston Conference Colleges for the United Methodist Church. Mel was a member of West Hills Baptist Church. At West Hills, Hixson United Methodist Church in Chattanooga, and in numerous churches in other cities where he lived, Mel served the cause of Christ with his leadership skills, working on finance committees, coordinating projects, and in his earlier days leading music. Mel was preceded in death by his parents, Melvin Griffith and Ethel Jackson White; his sister, Dorothy Zane White; and his brothers, Ralph Winston Whitt, Ellis Robert Whitt and James Edgar Whitt. He is survived by his wife, Violet White; his son and daughter-in-law, Melvin Roger White and Theresa Clement Tisdale, currently living in Oxford, England; his daughter, Jama Leigh White of Chattanooga; his sister, Louise E. Adkins of Virginia Beach, Va.; and his step-son and wife, Victor and Radmilla Goretsky of New York City; and their sons, Anton and Tim. Memorial Service was Tuesday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to The Salvation Army, 409 N. Broadway, Knoxville, TN 37917. The family received friends Tuesday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. www.rosemort-uary.com

• WALKER Sr., Wallace Glenn “Wally,”
age 83, of Knoxville, died suddenly Oct. 13, 2007, at his home. He was a member of the Concord United Methodist Church. He served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was formerly with Southern Extract Company and the Mead Corporation. Wally retired as chief financial officer with Southeast Paper Company. Wally was preceded in death by his parents, Henry Lester and Laura Annie Woodward Walker of Soddy; and sister, Helen Hixson. He is survived by his wife, D. Jean Scott Walker of Knoxville; daughter, Gina Walker Klinzak of Huntsville, Ala.; son, Wallace G. Walker Jr.; and granddaughter, Alison Michell Walker of Atlanta, Ga.; brother, Garnett Walker of Soddy-Daisy; sisters, Wanda Holloway of Whitwell and Barbara Bates of Birmingham, Ala. Funeral service was Tuesday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel with the Rev. Catherine Nance and the Rev. Beecher Dunsmore officiating. The family received friends Tuesday followed by funeral service at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel with the Rev. Dunsmore and the Rev. Nance officiating. Interment followed at Highland Memorial Cemetery with full military honors to be provided by the East Tennessee Veterans Honor Guard. Friends are asked to make memorial contributions to the Alzheimer’s Association, 2200 Sutherland Ave., Knoxville, TN. 37919. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. www.rosemortuary.com

• MOORE, Dr. Donald Archie,
age 87, passed away Sunday, Oct. 14, 2007, at Parkwest Medical Center. Donald was born in Minerva, Ohio, Feb. 19, 1920, the son of Archie and Effie Moore. He received his bachelor’s degree from Carnegie Tech in Pittsburgh in chemical engineering. After serving in the U.S. Navy during World War II, he earned his master’s and doctoral degrees from the University of Michigan. Donald worked as a chemical engineer for Dupont until his retirement in 1982. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Kathryn. He is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Elizabeth; son and daughter-in-law, Brian and Anna; sister, Doris Ritchie; and sister-in-law, Margaret Blough. A service of celebration and remembrance was held Thursday at Middlebrook Pike United Methodist Church with the Rev. Eric Rieger officiating. The family received friends following the service. Family and friends met at Tennessee Veterans Cemetery Friday for an interment service with military honors presented by the Volunteer State Veterans Honor Guard. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Children’s Library, Middlebrook Pike United Methodist Church, 7234 Middlebrook Pike, Knoxville, TN 37909. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. www.rosemortuary.com

• ADAMS, Mary Elizabeth Weigel,
69, of Knoxville, formerly of Painesville, Ohio, unexpectedly passed away Monday, Oct. 22, 2007, at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Knoxville. She was a deeply devoted wife, mother, sister, aunt, grandmother and friend. She was a faithful woman who gave her life to loving and caring for her family, protecting them, teaching them and supporting them. Her sense of humor and unique perspective to any given situation were inspiring and uplifting to all who knew her. She was preceded in death by her parents, Doris Leimgruber Weigel and Fred Weigel of Painesville. She is survived by her husband of 47 years, Monroe Adams; her children, Amy Duncan (spouse Richard), Christine Adams, Frederick Adams (spouse Denise), Lucy Adams, and Andrew Adams (spouse Kristi); nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; her beloved sister and brother, Martha Weigel Walker and Joseph Weigel (spouse Patty). She was a beloved “Mimi” to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and a favorite aunt to numerous nieces and nephews. She was a dear friend to many and will be missed by all who loved her. A Funeral Mass was celebrated Friday at Sacred Heart Cathedral with Monsignor Xavier Mankel officiating. Interment followed at Woodlawn Cemetery. The family received friends Thursday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. www.rosemortuary.com

• McDOW, Dr. John Jett,
age 82, of Knoxville passed away Friday, Oct. 12, 2007, at St. Mary’s Residential Hospice. He was born January 6, 1925, the son of the late Robert Simpson and Lucy Cocke McDow in Covington, where he grew up. He received a bachelor’s degree from The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and master’s and doctoral degrees in engineering from Michigan State University. He served on the teaching and research faculties of Michigan State University, Oklahoma State University, Louisiana Tech University and UT. He also served as head of the agricultural engineering departments at Louisiana Tech University and UT. He was dean of admissions and records at UT 1973-1983. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II in 1943-46. After commissioned ensign, he served on the USS St. Paul in the Pacific. He remained in the Naval Reserve, retiring in 1976 as commander, USNR. He served on the Board of Directors of the American Society of Agricultural Engineers and a member of the Louisiana Engineering Council. He was a licensed engineer in Louisiana and Tennessee. In 1976-88, he served in the North American Philips Corporation, N.Y., scholarship program. In 1984, he was leader of a Rotary International Foundation group study exchange team to the Philippines. John was president of the Rotary Club of Knoxville in 1989-90. He was elected national president of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, 1980-83 and served as the president of the society’s foundation 1974-78. He was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Dorothy Glass McDow; two brothers; and three sisters. He is survived by his son, Dr. Ronald A. McDow; granddaughter, Katherine Marie McDow of Nashville; daughter, Dr. Jane McDow Wright and son-in-law, David Wright of New Orleans; brother, Robert S. McDow Jr. of Memphis; sister, Martha McDow Nelson of San Bernardino, Calif., and a number of nephews, nieces, grandnephews and grandnieces. Funeral service was Monday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel with Dr. Paul Rader officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: University of Tennessee-Dr. John J. and Dorothy G. McDow Faculty Excellence Endowment, UT Institute of Agricultural Development, 2621 Morgan Circle, Room 107, Morgan Hall, Knoxville, TN 37920 or First Presbyterian Church, 620 State St., Knoxville, TN 37902. The family received friends following the service at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. www.rosemortuary.com

• KASTNER, Frances L.,
age 95, of Tellico Village passed away Saturday morning, Oct. 27, 2007. Frances was born in Rockville Centre, N.Y. She was a lifelong Lutheran and a member of Faith Lutheran Church in Farragut. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of almost 68 years, Howard F. Kastner Sr.; sister, Elaine; and brother, Clifford. She is survived by her son, Howard Kastner of Tellico Village; grandchildren, Matthew Kastner and Deborah Spresney; great-grandchildren, Olivia Kastner and Christopher Spresney; brother, Edgar Bishop; several nieces and nephews. A memorial service was held Friday, Nov. 2, at Faith Lutheran Church with Dr. Robert Stelter officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Faith Lutheran Church Building Fund, 239 Jamestowne Blvd., Knoxville, TN 37934. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel,11915 Kingston Pike, served the Kastner family. www.clickfuneral-home.com

• SMITH, Vernal (Jack),
age 68, of Knoxville passed away suddenly at home Tuesday evening, Oct. 23, 2007. Jack was an avid fisherman, hunter and gardener. He was preceded in death by his parents, Vernal William and Kate Smith; brother, Bob Smith; sister, Mamie (Teet) Bridges; half-brothers, Johnny and Scott DeFord. Survived by his wife of 51years, Fern Elizabeth Smith; daughter, Sheila Smith Bundren; son, Jacky Smith and fiancé, Darlene Lamb; grandson, Jackson Smith; brother, Billy Joe Smith; sisters, Dorothy Kagley and Janice June Newcomb; several nieces, nephews and many special friends. The family received friends Thursday with funeral service following in the Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel with the Rev. Glenn Gamble and Brother John Robertson officiating. Family and friends gathered Friday at Marietta Church Cemetery for graveside services. Serving as pallbearers: Jackson Smith, Buford Lovelace, Mark Satterfield, Charlie Brown, John Robertson and Jimmy Johnson; Honorary pallbearer, Jack Piper Sr. Click Funeral Home, 11915 Kingston Pike, served the Smith family.

• ALAIMO, Carolyn,
age 86, of Knoxville, went to be with the Lord Thursday, Oct. 18, 2007, surrounded by her children. Carolyn attended All Saints Catholic Church. She was a member of the Red Hat Society. She was a resident of Echo Ridge retirement community. Carolyn was preceded in death by her husband, Russell Alaimo. Carolyn is survived by her children, John A. Sedota Jr. (Carole) of Cicero, N.Y., Donald J. Sedota (Patricia) of McKinney, Texas, Robert C. Sedota (Pamela) of Tonawanda, N.Y., Carol A. Testa (Michael) of Knoxville; eight grandchildren; a great-grandson; sister, Sarah Sedota of Fredonia, N.Y.; several nieces and nephews. A mass will be celebrated Saturday at All Saints Catholic Church with the Rev. Michael Woods, celebrant. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: All Saints Catholic Church, 620 N. Cedar Bluff Road, Knoxville, TN 37923. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike, served the family of Carolyn Alaimo. www.clickfuneralhome.com



• BULLOCK, Lillian W., age 88, died peacefully, Saturday, Oct. 27, 2007, in Jacksonville, Fla. A native of Kodak, she was the daughter of the late Silas and Ida White. Lillian was a member of First Baptist Church of Knoxville. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband, William Mercer Bullock; her infant son, Keener Loudy White; sisters and brothers, Fay White Marcianni, June White Meola, Kenneth Clay White and Everett Lyle White. She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Donna and Tom Platt of Fleming Island, Fla., Debbie and Jim Goodloe of Brentwood; daughter, Karen Bullock of St. Augustine, Fla.; son, Wade Bullock of Kernville, Calif.; grandchildren, Heather Henry and husband, Bryan of Missoula, Mont., Bill Platt and wife, Allison of Savannah, Ga., Emily Noyes and husband, Russ of Norfolk, Va., Marion Goodloe and David Goodloe of Brentwood; great-grandchildren, Jonathan and Rebecca Henry, Tyler Meuse, Abby Platt and Ayden Noyes; sister and brother-in-law, Dorothy and Bud Chessher of Cypress, Texas; many nieces and nephews. Funeral service was Wednesday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel with Dr. William D. Shiell officiating. The family and friends met Thursday at Beech Springs Baptist Church Cemetery in Kodak for a graveside service. The family received friends following the funeral service Wednesday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. www.rosemortuary.com


• SHERROD, James Phillip,
age 70, died following an extended illness Friday morning, Oct. 26, 2007. Phil was a graduate of East High School and Johnson Bible College and a longtime member of Eastminster Presbyterian Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, James A. and Irene Smith Sherrod. His survivors include his brother and sister-in-law, Harry and Pam Sherrod of Knoxville; nieces, Andrea Sherrod Wilson and husband, Mike of Knoxville, Jeanette Sherrod Lounds and husband, Jeremiah of Kingsport; nephew, Alex Sherrod and wife, Ashley of Knoxville; step-niece, Allison R. Williams and husband, Rob of Jacksboro; step-nephew, Alec Raines of Chattanooga; uncle and aunt, Al and Judy Smith of Knoxville; and aunts, Alma Smith and Mable Smith of Knoxville, Mary Kathryn Thomas of Strawberry Plains. The family extends their thanks to the special caregivers at Hillcrest West Nursing Center including, Cathie Lynch, Sara McKelvey, Diane Ashdown and DeDe Duncan. There was a private graveside service at Caledonia Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to Caledonia Cemetery Association, c/o Bill Hill, 708 Graves Road, Strawberry Plains, TN 37871 or Eastminster Presbyterian Church, 4904 Asheville Highway, Knoxville, TN 37914. The family received friends Sunday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. www.rosemortuary.com

• KINSEY, Hazel DeWitt,
born Aug. 31, 1919, passed away at Summit View of Farragut Oct. 24, 2007. Hazel lived the majority of her life in New Philadelphia, Ohio. She was preceded in death by her parents, Lorenzo DeWitt and Eliza Jane March DeWitt; brothers, Orval and Bert DeWitt; sisters, Pearl Medley, Bess Medley and Esther DeWitt; husband, Edwin L. Kinsey; daughters, Greta Jane Kinsey, Lila Jean Masters and Janet Grace Thayer. Hazel was a devoted mother and grandmother and was an excellent cook and homemaker. She was a survivor of the Great Depression. Hazel was a member of United Brethren Church. The best times in her life were spent with her children and grandchildren. Hazel is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Nancy and William (Bill) Masters of Knoxville, Sally and Marcus Gaan of Phoenix, Ariz.; son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Linda Kinsey of Sherrodsville, Ohio; grandchildren, Ann Kope, Joe Masters, Cathy Arabelo, Jeff Masters, Cynthia Leonard, Rebecca Gool, Melissa Nelson, Greg and Thome Hyde, Eric and Matt Kinsey, Michelle Grimm, David and Mike Thayer and Terry Bloomfield; great-grandchildren, Suzanne, Allison and Kyle Masters, Patrick and Erin Leonard, Jeremy and Elizabeth Gool, Clay and Kinsey Nelson, Myra and Ashley Bloomfield, Ross and Rachel Grimm, Brooke, Lauren, Scott, Kyle and Nathan Kinsey, Carter Hyde, Michael, and Jina and Jesse Arabelo; several great-great-grandchildren; a nephew Ivan DeWitt; and nieces and nephews; special friend, Doris Cole. The family of Hazel Kinsey would like to thank the employees of Summit View of Farragut for their loving care during the nearly six years she was a resident there. Services were held Monday, Oct. 29, in New Philadelphia, with interment in the East Avenue Cemetery. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike, served the Kinsey family. www.clickfuneral-home.com



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