News
Opinion
Sports
Business
Community
entertainment
Schools
News
Announcements
Classifieds
Place Ad
Advertising
Contact Us
Archives
Search



 
• THOMAS, Eulala Robeson,
age 84, of Knoxville, formerly of Newport, passed away early Sunday morning, Feb. 3, 2008. Eulala was a member of Parrottsville United Methodist Church. She enjoyed her flower garden, her cat Muffin and her numerous mall walking friends at West Town Mall. She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Burnett Thomas; father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Robeson; brothers, Fred and Herbert Robeson; sister, Dovie Robeson. Eulala is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Dr. Gary and Jane Thomas; grandchildren, Lindsey and Barrett Thomas, all of Knoxville; several nieces and nephews. The family received friends Tuesday at the Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel. Family and friends gathered Wednesday at Union Cemetery in Newport for graveside services with the Rev. Larry Boyles officiating. The Thomas family would like to express their sincere appreciation to the Parkwest Medical Center, Fifth Floor Oncology Nursing Staff for its wonderful care and emotional support. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike, served the Thomas family. www.clickfuneralhome.com

• STULTING, Ruth Keebler,
age 88, of Knoxville, formerly of Lenoir City, passed away early Tuesday morning, Jan. 29, 2008. Ruth was a member of Bearden United Methodist Church. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Ruth is survived by her husband of 64 years, Robert “Bob” Stulting; daughter, Alice Martin of Anthem, Ariz.; son, Doyle Stulting of Atlanta, Ga., and four grandchildren. A Celebration of Life was held Friday at Bearden United Methodist Church with the Rev. Mike Sluder officiating. The family received friends at the church following the service. Private graveside services were held at Lake View Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Bearden United Methodist Church, 4407 Sutherland Ave., Knoxville, TN 37919. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike, served the Stulting family. www.clickfuneralhome.com

• REINBOLD, Peter N.,
age 92, Knoxville, formerly of North Olmsted, Ohio, and St. Louis, Mo., passed away early Tuesday morning, Jan. 29, 2008. Peter was born in North Dakota. He was a member of All Saints Catholic Church. Peter was retired as regional field manager from Westinghouse Elevator Division. He was an avid horseman and enjoyed bowling and golf. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Peter was preceded in death by his wife of more than 70 years, Florence White Reinbold; parents, Matt Reinbold and Helen Matje Reinbold; nine brothers and sisters. He is survived by his children and spouses, Deanna and Ronald Barnum of Knoxville, Marlene Holley of West Lake, Ohio, Dan and Robin Reinbold of Rocky River, Ohio; grandchildren, Lisa Alexander, Laura Tipton, Rebecca Gettelfinger, Ronald Barnum II, Denis Acosta, Clinton J. Holley III, Nicholas Reinbold and Samantha Reinbold; 12 great-grandchildren; sisters, Helen Pequignot and Christina Naccarato, both of St. Louis, Mo.; many nieces and nephews. The family received friends Saturday with a service to follow in the Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel with the Rev. Michael Woods officiating. Interment followed in Oak Ridge Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Catholic Charities of East Tennessee, 3009 Lake Brook Blvd., Knoxville, TN 37909. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike, served the Reinbold family. www.clickfuneralhome.com

• BETHEA, Hilda Norton,
born Aug. 10, 1914, in Knoxville, died Jan. 28, 2008, in Chattanooga where she had moved to be near her family. The daughter of the late William and Martha Norton, she attended The University of Tennessee and Maryville College before receiving her degree from Draughon’s Business College. Mrs. Bethea worked as a secretary for many years, while living in both Knoxville and Oak Ridge. She was a member of Church Street United Methodist. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Nelson; brother and sister-in-law, William and Dorothy Norton; and niece, Linda Knies. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Martha and Ralph Horn of Chattanooga; granddaughters, Emily Horn of Chicago, Ill., and Rachel Horn of Nashville; niece, Carol Luttrell of Charlotte, N.C.; and nephew, Dale Norton of Blacksburg, Va. The family received friends Saturday followed by a Service of Remembrance at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel with the Rev. Cabel W. Trent officiating. Interment followed in Greenwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Church Street United Methodist Church, 900 Henley St., Knoxville, TN 37902. www.rosemortuary.com

• DANTZLER, Rachel Shelton,
age 89, of West Knoxville, daughter of the late Troy and Saloan Hennis Shelton of Stokes County, N.C., and formerly of Franklin Springs, Ga., died Saturday, Jan. 26, 2008. She was a member of Franklin Springs Pentecostal Church and retired operator for Southern Bell. Rachel also was preceded in death by husband of 52 years, Kenneth A. Dantzler. She is survived by her loving and devoted family: daughters and son-in-law, Barbara and Bob Spence, Leta Dantzler, all of Knoxville; grandchildren, Kim Fuller, Kelly Jones and husband Steve, Kenny Spence and wife Sandy; great-grandchildren, Rob Jones, Sydney Jones, Robby Fuller, DJ Spence, Abby Spence; brothers and sisters-in-law, Cecil and Nancy Shelton of Walnut Cove, N.C., Chester and Sandra Shelton of Westfield, N.C.; sister, Dura Carter of Wilmington, N.C.; several nieces and nephews. A private graveside service was held at Franklin Springs Cemetery, Ga. In lieu of flowers, the family request that memorials may be made to: Knox Area Rescue Ministries, 418 N. Broadway, Knoxville, TN 37917. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. www.rosemortuary.com

• JACKSON, Kenneth,
age 88, of Knoxville, native of Etowah, son of the late William and Melinda Keisling Jackson, passed away early Sunday morning, Jan. 27, 2008. He graduated from Tennessee Wesleyan College and later received his bachelor’s degree in animal husbandry from The University of Tennessee. Kenneth entered the U.S. Army Air Corps in 1942 and after navigation training, was sent to Blythe, Calif., where he was posted to the 34th Bomber Group of the 8th Air Force. He completed 28 missions as a lead navigator during World War II. Among numerous medals, he received the Distinguished Flying Cross, The Air Medal and The Purple Heart. After the war, Kenneth worked for the L&N Railroad for more than 30 years, where he retired as an engineer. He was an avid gardener, bird and nature lover, and an amateur astronomer. He also was preceded in death by brothers, Edward Jackson of Etowah, Ray Jackson of Kingsport. Kenneth, who was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and friend to all, is survived by: wife, the love of his life for 23 years, Velma; three children by a previous marriage, Shirley Hodge of Greenville, Bill Jackson of Charlotte, N.C., Kenneth Jackson Jr. of Knoxville; five grandchildren. A funeral service was Tuesday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel with the Rev. Thurman Pate officiating. Family and friends met Wednesday at Highland Memorial Cemetery for a graveside service with Full Military Honors presented by Volunteer State Veterans Honor Guard. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials may be made to: Disabled American Veterans Chapter 24, 2600 Holbrook Drive, Knoxville, TN 37918. The family received friends Tuesday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. www.rosemortuary.com

• FRENCH, Fontella Nelms,
age 94, of Knoxville, passed away Jan. 24, 2008, at NHC Fort Sanders. She was longtime resident of East Tennessee, primarily in Maryville and Knoxville. She was a member of West Hills Presbyterian Church and was born on May 18, 1913, in Middlesboro, Ky., to the late Charles Lee and Mary Elizabeth Mountain Nelms. She also was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Edgar G. French Sr. and sisters Maude Trowbridge, Mildred McElhenney and Margaret Reagan. Fontella is survived by her two sons, Dr. Edgar G. French Jr. of Knoxville, and Robert G. French of West Linn, Ore.; sister, Edna Damewood of Dover, N.H.; grandchildren, Laura French of Marietta, Ga.; Medora French Cesarano of Berkley, Calif.; Maria French Buschbach of Gladstone, Ore., and 11 great-grandchildren; nieces, Gail Damewood of Berwick, Maine, Donna West and Debbie McElhenney of Deltona, Fla., Helen Bounds of Knoxville; and nephew, Jim Reynolds of Santee, Calif. The family would like to thank the staff of NHC Fort Sanders and Caris Healthcare for their compassionate and conscientious care of Mrs. French for the last few years and months of her life. An interment will be held at a later date at Sherwood Memorial Gardens. The family request that in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. www.rosemortuary.com

• THOMAS, Eulala Robeson,
age 84, of Knoxville, formerly of Newport, passed away early Sunday morning, Feb. 3, 2008. Eulala was a member of Parrottsville United Methodist Church. She enjoyed her flower garden, her cat Muffin and her numerous mall walking friends at West Town Mall. She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Burnett Thomas; father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Robeson; brothers, Fred and Herbert Robeson; sister, Dovie Robeson. Eulala is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Dr. Gary and Jane Thomas; grandchildren, Lindsey and Barrett Thomas, all of Knoxville; several nieces and nephews. The family received friends Tuesday at the Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel. Family and friends gathered Wednesday at Union Cemetery in Newport for graveside services with the Rev. Larry Boyles officiating. The Thomas family would like to express their sincere appreciation to the Parkwest Medical Center, Fifth Floor Oncology Nursing Staff for its wonderful care and emotional support. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike, served the Thomas family. www.clickfuneralhome.com

• EVANS, Alice Sue Dew,
born July 11, 1944, passed away Jan. 27, 2008. She was a lifelong resident of the Powell Community and a graduate of Powell High School. She attended Tennessee Wesleyan College, was a lifelong member of Central United Methodist Church, and worked in the Knox County Schools System central office where she was currently serving as secretary for the director of elementary instruction. Alice was preceded in death by her parents, the Rev. Joseph M. Dew and Axie B. Dew. Her survivors include her husband, Phillip Evans; daughter, Allison Elizabeth Davis of Knoxville; son and daughter-in-law, James Monroe and Natalie C. Davis of Halls; granddaughter, Lauren Michelle Davis; special friend, Louise Craft; special family pet, Shelby; many other family and friends. Funeral service was Wednesday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel with the Rev. Bruce Galyon officiating. Family and friends met at Bells Campground Cemetery Thursday for an interment service. Memorials may be made to Central United Methodist Church, 201 Third Ave., Knoxville, TN 37917. The family received friends Wednesday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel. www.rosemortuary.com

• FOSTER, Mary Evelyn Petree,
died at The University of Tennessee Medical Center following a brief illness Jan. 29, 2008. She was the widow of E. Bruce Foster, her husband of 55 years, who died in 1989. Mary Evelyn was born in Norton, Va., March 7, 1909, the daughter of Ethel Perry Petree and L.H. Petree. She moved with her family to Knoxville at an early age and lived here for the rest of her life. Mary Evelyn was educated in public schools in Knoxville and Knox County, and was a graduate of Central High School. She attended Virginia Interment College, and graduated from UT with a liberal arts degree. Midway of her college years, she taught at Powell High School for a time, and remembered it as awkward that “those big old high school boys” were almost as old as she was. At the university, she was a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority and made friendships that lasted a lifetime. Mary Evelyn was honored by being named a Torchbearer, a Volunteer Beauty and Miss Tennessee in 1932. There, she also met E. Bruce and they were married after his graduation from law school in 1934. (The Petree family lived for many years north of Fountain City on Maynardville Pike, and E. Bruce was fond of saying that he first saw Mary Evelyn running barefoot across Black Oak Ridge.) Her career as a wife, homemaker and helpmate was intensified during the time that E. Bruce served in the Army during World War II and she was able to look to her birth family for help during that time. She was one of six children in the Petree family, where love and support for family members were the standard and her own children were blessed by those relationships. Both of her parents were members of large families and knowing and visiting cousins was a strong family tradition carried on in later generations. In addition to bearing and raising a son and two daughters, Mary Evelyn was a very active and devoted member of her church, a faithful member of PEO and a participant in several garden clubs. A lifelong interest in knitting resulted in her producing various types of woolen garments for the Allied troops during World War II and continued after the war ended. An avid reader, she also studied French and Spanish into her 90s and tackled crossword and other puzzles regularly in the belief that exercising the mind kept it strong and active. Mary Evelyn was preceded in death by her parents, Ethel and L.H. Petree; her devoted and much-loved husband, E. Bruce Foster Sr.; her youngest daughter, Lyn F. Scales; granddaughter, Mary Katherine Stone; sister, Mildred Petree; three brothers, Charles Petree, James Petree and Earl Petree; and a niece, Barbara White. She is survived by daughter, Lee F. Monroe and husband, Bill, of Norris; son, E. Bruce Foster Jr. and wife, Betsy, of Knoxville; granddaughter, Bailey Foster and partner, Marcia Tobin, of San Francisco, Calif.; granddaughter, Meg Stone, of Austin, Texas; grandson, Benjamin Foster of Monterey, Calif.; great-grandson, Henry Foster-Tobin, of San Francisco, Calif.; sister, Virginia P. Grogan of Jacksonville, Fla.; sister-in-law, Evelyn Petree of Spotsylvania, Va.; nieces, Anne Tarzier and husband, Tim, of Spotsylvania, Susan Harvey and husband, Tom of Atlanta, Ga., Janet Wilhelm and husband, Tracy of Fair Hope, Ala., and Katy Petree of Knoxville; nephews, Mac Grogan and wife, Virginia of Richmond, Va., John Grogan and wife, Mary Ann of Jacksonville, Fla., and Joe Grogan of Los Angeles, Calif.; numerous great-nieces and great-nephews; and numerous cousins. Following interment, a service of thanksgiving and celebration of the life of Mary Evelyn Foster was held Saturday at Second Presbyterian Church with Dr. William Waterstradt officiating. The family received friends following the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, the family invites contributions in memory of Mary Evelyn to Second Presbyterian Church, 2829 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. www.rosemortuary.com



News | Opinion | Sports | Business | Community | Schools | Obituaries | Announcements
Classifieds | Place Ad | Advertising | Contact Us | Archives | Search

© 2004-2014 farragutpress