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• MORRIS, Minnie Ruth Chambers,
age 72, of West Knoxville, daughter of the late James and Emma Mabel Chambers of Lawrenceburg, died suddenly Friday, Feb. 15, 2008, at her home. Ruth is survived by her loving family: son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Tara Morris; grandson, Jackson Chambers Morris; dear friends, Ann Kemmer, Susan Craig and Joan Garrison. A private service was held in Horse Cave, Ky. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials may be made to: Knoxville Fire Department, Family Support Group, c/o Knoxville Firefighters Federal Credit Union, 5207 Schubert Road, Knoxville, TN 37912. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. www.rosemortuary.com

• GOSE, Travis Aaron,
age 33, of Knoxville passed away Wednesday afternoon, Feb. 27, 2008, at Baptist Hospital. Travis was a member of Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church. He was a graduate of Webb School of Knoxville, The University of Tennessee School of Communications and a member of Kappa Alpha Order. He owned Tagline Enterprises. Travis was preceded in death by his grandparents, Arnold and Charlotte Gose, Raymond and Mary Welch, all of Virginia. He is survived by his parents, Walter and Joan Gose of Knoxville; sister and brother-in-law, Traci and Wanlace Yates; and their sons, Connor and Garrett, all of Virginia; uncles, Arthur Gose of Virginia, Raymond Welch Jr. and wife, Mary of South Carolina; aunt, Roberta Kelley and husband, Jim of Georgia. A memorial service was held Saturday, March 1, at Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church with the Rev. John Wood officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church, 9132 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37923, in honor of Travis Gose. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike, served the Gose family. www.clickfuneralhome.com

• WILCOX, Ian Michael,
age 37, of Knoxville and formerly of Riviera Beach, Fla., died Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2008, at St. Mary’s Residential Hospice in Halls. Ian was a member of First Presbyterian Church and a graduate of Berea College. He worked as a Romer Support Specialist with U.S. Cellular for many years. Ian was preceded in death by his parents, Michael Lloyd and Anne Belton Wilcox. Ian is survived by his loving wife Jennifer D. Wilcox; sons, Ethan Paul Wilcox and Alexander Ian Wilcox; and brother, Jason D. Wilcox. Memorial service was Monday, March 3, 2008, at First Presbyterian Church with Dr. Paul Rader officiating. The family received friends in the fellowship hall following the memorial service. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. www.rosemortuary.com

• SMITH, Nina Grey,
age 100, of Knoxville, daughter of the late Frank and Lee Ivey James of Fulton, Ky., died suddenly Thursday, Feb. 14, 2008. She was a member of Sequoyah Hills Presbyterian Church. Nina also was preceded in death by husband, Carl M. Smith; son, Carl M. Smith Jr.; granddaughter, Karen Thompson Fairchild. She is survived by her loving family: daughter and son-in-law, Jean Thompson Whittaker and husband, Simpson of Knoxville; grandchildren, Stuart Thompson and wife, Sandy of Knoxville, Anne Cox and husband, Larry of Sherman, Texas, Linda Spangler and husband Pat of Front Royal, Va., Carla Rusk and husband, Marty of Heath, Texas, C.B. Smith of Nashville; great-granddaughter, Amanda Bales; great-grandson, Matthew McCartney. A funeral service was Sunday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel with Dr. William R. Barron officiating. Interment was private. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to: Sequoyah Hills Presbyterian Church, 3700 Keowee Ave., Knoxville, TN 37919. The family received friends Sunday following the service at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. www.rosemortuary.com

• RITCHIE, Edna Lillian,
age 91, of Knoxville, formerly of Sebastian, Fla., and Wallingford, Pa., passed away Friday afternoon, Feb. 22, 2008. Lillian was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, John W. Ritchie Sr. She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Kenneth and Elizabeth Ritchie of Knoxville, John and Mary Ritchie of Jamestown, N.Y.; grandchildren, Daniel, David, Rebecca, Molly, John and Timothy; great-grandsons, Micah and Sawyer; sister, Elizabeth J. Durkin of Ketchum, Idaho. A Celebration of Life was held will be held Sunday, March 2, at Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Breakthrough Corporation, 1805 Maryville Pike, Knoxville, TN 37920, a non-profit agency whose mission is to provide services to adults with Autism. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike, is serving the Ritchie family. www.clickfuneralhome.com

• MITCHELL, Efthemia “Mimitsa,”
passed away quietly Feb. 16, 2008, in Missoula, Mont., where she had lived for the past year. Mimitsa was born in Domokos, Greece, Sept. 14, 1913. She came to the United States in 1938 as a young bride, settled in East Tennessee and lived there for 68 years. Mimitsa was dedicated to her faith and her family. She lived her faith as an active member of St. George Greek Orthodox Church in Knoxville, and served as a past president of its ladies auxiliary, the Philoptochos. After her children were grown, she desired new activity and utilized her wonderful talents as seamstress at Millers Department Store and Nancy Lynn’s. All who met her were touched by her kindness and optimism. Her husband, George Mitchell, and brothers, Athanasios, Theodore and Zaharias Karanasios preceded her his death. She is survived by her son, Arthur Mitchell and his wife, Marsha; her daughter, Penelope George and husband, Alex; grandchildren, Andrew George and Stephen George; step-grandchildren, Dr. James Selecman and wife, Audrey, Wesley Selecman and his wife, Candace; step-grandchild, Sammye Kate Selecman; and sisters, Popi Rasvani and Ritsa Kapralou. The family received friends Friday at St. George Greek Orthodox Church with a Trisagion Service. Funeral service was Saturday at St. George Greek Orthodox Church with the Rev. John Kostos officiating. Pallbearers were Andrew George, Stephen George, Wesley Selecman, Gary Kalogeras, Chris Paris, James Vavalides, Paul Halkiades and Dr. Sam Pappas. Interment was in Lynnhurst Cemetery. A remembrance luncheon prepared by Philoptochos followed at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. George Greek Orthodox Church, 4070 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. www.rosemortuary.com

• GRATTAN, Patricia J.,
age 83, of Knoxville, formerly of St. Petersburg, Fla., passed away Friday afternoon, Feb. 22, 2008. Patricia was a member of the First Church of Christ, Scientist. She was preceded in death by her husband, Neil Grattan. Survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Cynthia and Robert Prohs; son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Linda Grattan; three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Memorials may be made to: The Treasurer of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, 175 Huntington Ave. A-10, Boston, MA 02115. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike, served the Grattan family. www.clickfuneralhome.com

• MAHONEY, Brandon,
age 23, of Knoxville passed away suddenly Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2008. Brandon was employed by Comcast of Knoxville as a Communications Technician. He was a 2002 graduate of Coalfield High School and previously attended Roane State Community College, pursuing a degree in Criminal Justice. Brandon was preceded in death by his uncles, Jeffery and David Horn of California; and grandfather, Jim Mahoney of Kansas. He is survived by his loving mother, Vicki Mahoney; proud sister and brother, Andrea and Dylan Mahoney of Petros; sister, Jessica Clark and husband Billy; nephews, Sean and Jesse James; niece, Selah, all of Nashville; grandparents, Shirley and Jessie Horn of California, Irma Mahoney of Kansas; fiancé and best friend, Lisa Burkhart of Knoxville. The family received friends Saturday, Feb. 23, followed by funeral services at the Click Funeral Home Hardin Valley Chapel, 10415 Hardin Valley Road, Knoxville with the Rev. Tim Stallings officiating.

• JACOBS, Samuel;
age 96, of Knoxville, died Feb. 25, 2008, in Delray Beach, Fla. He was a member of Heska Amuna Synagogue, Hadassah, Knoxville Jewish Alliance and was retired as president of Royal Beauty Supply. Sam was preceded in death by his loving wife, Sayde S. Jacobs; and parents, Abraham and Rebecca Jacobs. He is survived by his sons, Herb and Alvin Jacobs; five grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. A very special thank you to his beloved caregiver, Annette “Emma” Stephenson. Family and friends will met Thursday at New Jewish Cemetery for a graveside service with Rabbi Louis Zivic officiating. Pallbearers: David Borenstein, Dr. Alan Schwartz, Laury Bagen, Bobby Rosenblum, Norman Slovis, Richard Imbrey, Irv Russotto, Dr. Ivan Cooper and Arnold Schwartzbart. Honorary Pallbearers: Neil Foster, Jan Fay, John Fail, Dr. Ty Prince, Dr. Harold Silber, Brett Wolf, Dr. Scott Rosenbloom and Dr. John Nelson. The family requests that memorial donations be made to Heska Amuna Synagogue, 3811 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919.

• BELL, Virginia McClain,
age 95, passed away Saturday, Feb. 23, 2008, at her Knoxville home. Born in Hawkins County, she was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. H.T. McClain. She was a charter member of Central United Methodist Church and a member of the Married Couples Class. She was a 1935 graduate of The University of Tennessee where she was a member of Alpha Delta Pi sorority. Mrs. Bell was a member of the Cherokee Garden Club, Knoxville Medical Auxiliary and Cherokee Country Club. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of more than 60 years, Dr. Spence York Bell; sister, Katherine M. Province; brother, H.T. McClain Jr.; nieces, Sandra P. Douglas and Sara P. Carpenter; nephew, H.C. “Bud” Province Jr.; sons, Dr. James Spencer Bell and Dr. John Spencer Bell; and great-grandchildren. She is survived by daughter, Suzanne Bell Wright; grandsons, Evan Bell, James Spencer Bell III, Katherine Powers, Spencer McClain Wright and Albert John Wright; and great-grandchildren. Family and friends met at Tennessee Veterans Cemetery Monday for a graveside service with the Rev. Bruce Galyon officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Central United Methodist Church, 201 E. 3rd Ave., Knoxville, TN 37917. Friends could call at their convenience at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel. www.rosemortuary.com

• HODGES, Reba Welch,
of Knoxville, daughter of the late Arthur and Flora Toomey Welch, died suddenly, Feb. 15, 2008, at her home. She was a charter member of The Episcopal Church of The Ascension. Reba was a volunteer for the American Red Cross where she served as a Gray Lady for more than 25 years. She also was preceded in death by sister, Hazel W. Thomas; brothers, Arthur W. Welch and Roy Welch. Reba is survived by her loving family: husband of 66 years, Arthur J. “Art” Hodges of Knoxville; son, Jeffrey H. “Jeff” Hodges of Indian Shores, Fla.; sister-in-law, Bessie Floyd of Knoxville; several nieces and nephews. A private family service was held at The Episcopal Church of The Ascension Columbarium. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to the charity of your choice. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. www.rosemortuary.com

• BANKS, Carrye Wright,
of Knoxville, died Friday, Feb. 29, 2008, at St. Mary’s Medical Center. She was a longtime member of Emerald Avenue United Methodist Church. Working as a volunteer at Baptist Hospital for more than 20 years as a Pink Lady, she became affectionately known as the “brain surgeon.” Mrs. Banks was preceded in death by her son, John Banks Jr.; her parents, Seward and Macil Wright; sisters and brothers-in-law, Ann and Wendell Leach, Jackie and Col. Ike Burroughs. She is survived by her husband of 58 years, John E. Banks Sr.; brother and sister-in-law, William W. and Berry Wright of Knoxville; granddaughter, Jennifer Whitsell; great-grandchildren, Brooklyn Marie and Caleb Edward Whitsell; sisters-in-law, Allene Shipley and Mary Ruth Banks of Knoxville; brother-in-law, William R. Banks of Knoxville; nieces, Patty Curtis of Chattanooga, Elise Myers of Georgia, and Wendy Brooks of Paris. Family and friends met Monday at Lynnhurst Cemetery for a graveside service with the Rev. Robert Bean officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Emerald Avenue UMC, 1620 N. Central Ave., Knoxville, TN 37917 or Emerald Youth Foundation, 1716 Central Ave., Knoxville, TN 37917. Friends could call at their convenience at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel. www.rosemortuary.com

• ADKINS, Larry Lee,
age 61, of Knoxville, formerly of Wheelwright, Ky., passed away to be with the Lord Thursday morning, Feb. 28, 2008. Larry was a member of Wheelwright Baptist Church. He was a graduate of Berea College, the University of Delaware and The University of Tennessee. He was a professor of economics and sociology at the University of Kentucky for 12 years. For the past 23 years, he was the owner of Fidelity Business Network, a successful brokerage firm in Knoxville. He was a wonderful and dedicated husband and father. Larry was preceded in death by his parents, Arville and Omadell Adkins; two brothers; and a sister. He is survived by his wife of 11 years, Robin Adkins; children, Ethan and Amelia Adkins; sister, Annette Ditto and husband Ray of Cynthiana, Ky.; brothers, Garry Adkins and wife, Sandy of Knoxville, Barry Adkins and wife, Karen of Paintsville, Ky.; sister-in-law, Brenda Cleer and husband, Brendon of Knoxville; several nieces and nephews; special friends, Josh and Margaux Akright, Mary Jo and Joe Lessard, Michael Fitzpatrick, Tate’s School of Discovery Family, Icearium Cool Sports Family, the Knoxville Figure Skating Club, the Knoxville Amateur Hockey Association and his many long time business associates. The family received friends Friday at the Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel. Funeral services will be held Saturday at the Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel with Pastor Barney Evans officiating. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established for his children to further their involvement in figure skating and hockey. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike, served the Adkins family. www.clickfuneralhome.com

• TRICKEY, William “Bill” Walter,
age 78, of Knoxville, formerly of Rockford, Ill., went to be with our Lord in Heaven on Thursday evening, Feb. 28, 2008. Bill was a member of St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church. He was an avid golfer. Bill was a loving husband and father. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Martha Trickey; daughter, Chris Davis and husband, Jon of Knoxville; son, William Douglas Trickey and wife, Lynn of Sparta; grandchildren, Kelly Zimmerman, Lizzy Davis, Sara Davis and Tommy Davis. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m., Thursday, at Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, at St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church with the Rev. Matthew Dutton-Gillett officiating. Interment will follow in Union Cemetery. Click Funeral home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike, is serving the Trickey family. www.clickfuneralhome.com

• THARPE, Richard Edmond,
79, of Radcliff, Ky., died Sunday, Feb. 24, 2008, at his home. Retired Chief Warrant Officer Tharpe served 30 years in the U.S. Army. He served in the Korean and Vietnam conflicts earning two Bronze Stars, Combat Infantryman’s Badge, Meritorious Service Medal and a Purple Heart. He was preceded in death by three sisters, Wanda Louise Sexton, Anna Lou Bozeman and Billie Lenore Cunningham. He is survived by his wife, Waltraud H. Tharpe of Radcliff; a son and daughter-in-law, Johnnie H. and Kathleen S. Tharpe of Berlin, Germany; two daughters and sons-in-law, Linda J. and Bernard M. Aldrich of Port St. Lucie, Fla., and Diane K. and Robert C. Eagin of Radcliff; a brother, Hugh Doyle Tharpe of Killeen, Texas; two sisters, Mary Ruth Standridge and Peggy Jo Abbott, both of Knoxville; 10 grandchildren, Michael Tharpe of Rineyville, Ky., David Tharpe of Mt. Washington, Ky., Ashley Aldrich of Louisville, Ky., Mike Aldrich of Owensboro, Ky., Nick Aldrich, Jenna Aldrich and Holly Aldrich, all of Port St. Lucie, Jon Eagin of Lexington, Ky., David Eagin of Bowling Green, Ky. and Mark Eagin of Radcliff; and six great-grandchildren, Lucas Aldrich, Tyler Aldrich, Emma Tharpe, Gabe Tharpe, Brenna Tharpe and Madalynn Tharpe. The visitation was Saturday at the Click Funeral Home Funeral Home, Farragut Chapel. The funeral service was Saturday, March 1, at the Click Funeral Home, Farragut Chapel. Interment followed at Sherwood Memorial Gardens, Alcoa, with full military honors conferred by the U.S. Army. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike, served the Tharpe family. www.clickfuneralhome.com

• STYLES, Irene Snyder “Little Mamaw,”
of Lenoir City, formerly of Kodak, went to be with the Lord Saturday, Feb. 23, 2008. She was born in Sevier County June 4, 1917, to the late John and Jessie Snyder. Mrs. Styles was of the Baptist faith. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Hilford Ottis Styles; brothers, Johnny, Tom, Turner and Doyle Snyder; grandchildren, Beverly Styles, Hoyle Styles Jr. and Christopher Styles; sister-in-law, Tennie Snyder. She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Mildred and Clarence Wilson of Kodak, Jessie and Charles Selvidge of Lenoir City; sons and daughter-in-law, Hoyle and Drue Styles of Kentucky and Doyle Styles of Lenoir City; 9 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; sister, Belva Horne of Knoxville; sister-in-law, Blanche Snyder of Strawberry Plains; very good friend, Jessie “Big Grandma” Burns; and a host of nieces and nephews. Funeral service was Monday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel with the Rev. Dennis Kirk officiating. Family and friends met at Oak Grove Cemetery in Sevier County Tuesday for an interment service. Her grandsons served as pallbearers. The family received friends Monday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel. www.rosemortuary.com



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