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• BROWN, Harold O.,
age 90, of Knoxville, died Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2008, after a long illness. Harold was an active member of Heska Amuna Synagogue and Arnstein Jewish Community Center. He was the previous co-owner of Duchess Beauty Supply Company, Knoxville, and owner of Cosmetique Beauty Salon, Fountain City. He attended Knoxville High School and The University of Tennessee. Harold was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Mary K. Brown. He is survived by his sons and daughter-in-law, Lindsey and Judy Brown, Dr. Dennis Brown; daughter, Anne Stephanie Brown; grandchildren, Harrison Brown and Halie Brown; brother-in-law and sisters-in-law, Jack and Selda Kaplan, Edith Brown, and Sarah Golden; and many nieces and nephews. Family and friends met Sunday at New Jewish Cemetery for a graveside service with Rabbi Louis Zivic officiating. Pallbearers: David Popkin, Dr. Alan Schwartz, Dr. David Dickey, Dr. Ivan Cooper, Adam Brown, Bart Brody, Pace Robinson and Martin Abrams. Honorary pallbearers: Zeke Frumin, Harold Shersky, Robert “Buzz” Brody, Scott Hahn and David McKamey. In lieu of flowers, family requests memorial donations be made to Heska Amuna Synagogue, 3811 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919 or American Parkinson Disease Association, Arrange-ments by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.

• BEESON, John William ,
age 84, of Knoxville, born to the late Will and Tobitha Smith Beeson in Philadelphia, Miss., Aug. 28, 1923, passed away Sunday, Feb. 3, 2008, at Ft. Sanders Regional Medical Center. John was a member and former deacon of Central Baptist Church of Bearden. Until his health declined, he was an active leader donating his time and resources to various community and civic organizations such as FISH, Suburban Hills Community Organiza-tion and Wimbledon I Condominium Association. He enjoyed daily morning walks, visiting and helping neighbors, fishing, hunting and gardening. Mr. Beeson served as a U.S. Navy Medical Corpsman in World War II and in the Korean Conflict. He was a graduate of The University of Tennessee and member of Delta Sigma Phi fraternity. He supported the university and was an avid UT sports fan. His career was spent in several businesses in East Tennessee. He started work as a territory salesman for Firestone Tire and Rubber Company. He was president of Holston Oil Company in Johnson City, and vice president of the former Lonas Oil Company of Knoxville. Mr. Beeson later opened two businesses in Chattanooga, and after retiring returned to Knoxville in 1987. He also was preceded in death by his sisters: Willie Smith, Alta Mae Dallas and Mary Able, all from Mississippi, and Ola Barfield of Vinton, Va. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Mary Laugherty Beeson; daughters, Susan Beeson de Havenon of Charleston, S.C., and Ann Beeson Pendley and husband Dewayne Pendley of Knoxville; grandchildren, Sara Ellen Pendley, Benjamin Beeson Pendley and wife Kristi Byrd Pendley of Knoxville, Victor William Helme de Havenon of Charleston; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, brothers- and sisters-in law. The family received friends Thursday followed by a memorial service at Central Baptist Church Bearden with Dr. Larry W. Fields officiating. Interment followed at Tennessee Veterans Cemetery with full military honors presented by Volunteer State Veterans Honor Guard. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Central Baptist Church of Bearden Building Fund, 6300 Deanne Hill Drive, Knoxville, TN 37919 or a charity of your choice. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.

• GODDARD, Margie Hungate,
age 95, of Knoxville, died Feb. 4, 2008, at Signal Mountain. She had lived at the Alexian Village of Tennessee for the past 11 years. Margie was born on Jan. 10, 1913, to the late Joseph Thomas and Zollie Westmoreland Hungate of Floyd County, Va. She was a member of Bearden United Methodist Church, Ossoli Circle, Thursday Luncheon Club and a Charter Member of the LaFollette Business and Profession Women’s Organization. She also was preceded in death by her husband, Claude Harmon Goddard; brother, Robert Hungate; sisters, Eula M. Larkey, Mildred Penley and Muriel McPeake. Margie is survived by her niece, Harriet Phlegar of Signal Mountain; nephews, Sam Arrants of Jacksonville, Fla., Ron McPeake of Evans, Ga., and Robert Hungate of Johnson City. The family and friends met Thursday at Highland Memorial Cemetery for a graveside service with the Rev. Michael G. Sluder officiating. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: The Alexian Scholarship Fund, Alexian Village of Tennessee, 100 James Blvd., Signal Mountain, TN 37377. The family received friends Thursday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.

• CORNELIUS Jr., James A. “J.A.,”
moved to his heavenly home Saturday, Feb. 9, at Parkwest Medical Center following a brief illness. J.A. was born June 28, 1924, in Jellico, Ky. He taught the adult Sunday School class, was an active deacon and longterm treasurer at Cedar Bluff Baptist Church. He was an U.S. Army veteran, serving in Europe during World War II. He retired from the L&N/CSX railroad after 44 years. J.A. also was a member of the Cherokee Masonic Lodge for more than 50 years and was a longtime volunteer with the 4-H Club. He was preceded in death by his mother, Jewel Shepherd Cornelius Rains; father, J.A Cornelius Sr.; brother, Edward; and stepmother, Edna Cornelius. J.A. is survived by his wife of 62 years, Jessie McArthur Cornelius; sons and daughters-in-law, James and Vanessa, Jack and Reba of Corbin, Ky., Johnnie and Cindy of Lenoir City, Jerry and Tammy of Centerville, Ohio, Jeff and Regina, and daughter, Jan; grandchildren, Joshua and wife April, Erin, James, Toni, Matthew, Justin, Brittney, Todd, Bryan, Emily, Jordan, Hannah and Abbey; great-grandchildren, Kendra and Kylie; brother-in-law, Foster McArthur and wife Barbara, sisters-in-law, Maxine Chastain, Elaine McArthur and Jean McArthur; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. The family received friends Monday followed by funeral services in the Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel with the Rev. Jamie Burke, the Rev. Chris Farmer, the Rev. Floyd Taylor and the Rev. Josh Cornelius officiating. Family and friends gathered at Highland Memorial West Tuesday for graveside services with full military honors. Pallbearers were grandsons and granddaughters. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cedar Bluff Baptist Church Building Fund, 9216 Dutchtown Road, Knoxville, TN 37923 or Knox County 4-H Club, 400 W. Main, Suite 560, Knoxville, TN 37902. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike, served the Cornelius family.

• THOMPSON Jr., Charles Edward “Ed,”
came into this world on Valentines Day 1937, the son of the late Bert and Min Thompson, and succumbed to a long battle with muscular dystrophy Feb. 10, 2008, four days short of his 71st birthday. He worked from boyhood in the family business, Thompson Photo Products. When Ed and his brother retired, his daughter, Anne became the fourth generation to head the business. He was an avid sportsman who frequented the fields and streams in East Tennessee and around the country, often sharing these outings with lifelong friends. From brook trout in the Smokies to King Salmon in Alaska, he was never happier than when he held a fly rod in his hands. He had a happy childhood shared with his two sisters, Jody and Priscilla and brother, Jim. He was married twice, first to Gay Johnson Thompson with whom he had three children, Ginger, Anne and Ed Jr., all of Knoxville. His second marriage was to Susie Rogers Stanfield Thompson who brought her son, Shannon Stanfield, to the family. His grandchildren are Zach, Hannah and Molly Conner, Madeline and Conner Thompson, Tate and Katherine Stanfield, and Elyse Bell. He also leaves daughters-in-law, Dana Thompson and Kimberly Stanfield; and son-in-law, Randy Conner. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Association, P.O. Box 53145, Knoxville, TN 37950. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.

• ROSEBERRY, Gloria J.,
formerly of Knoxville, died Sunday, Feb. 3, 2008, in Florida where she had moved to be near her daughter. A native of New Jersey, Gloria moved to Oak Ridge in 1946 to work for the Atomic Energy Commission. While there, she met her husband, Bob Roseberry, who was pursuing his pharmacy degree. They moved to Knoxville and she worked alongside of him at Long’s Drug Store and then as owners of Sequoyah Hills Drugs, which they co-owned with Lee Roseberry. They later worked at West Hills Pharmacy. Gloria was an active member of the American Business Women’s Association and was its 1985 Woman of the Year. She also was a member of the Tennessee Rose Society and Grace Covenant Church. Her husband, Robert Bruce Roseberry, preceded her in death in December. She leaves behind her daughter and son-in-law, Cheryl and Bryce Laraway of Deland, Fla.; brothers, Gene and Bob Roseberry; nephew, Lee Roseberry Jr. and his wife, Kim and their children, Amanda, Sara and Jonathan; and her niece, Barbara Roseberry Fling. The family received friends Saturday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel followed by a funeral service with Dr. Alan Smith officiating. Interment followed in Woodlawn Cemetery.

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