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• WEAVER, Donnie L.,
age 58, left this earth to be with his Lord Sunday, March 2, 2008, at his home. He had retired from the Knox County Sheriff’s Office as a sergeant Aug. 1, 2007, after 30 years of dedicated service. He served his country as a U.S. Marine in the Vietnam War and was honorably discharged. He was preceded in death by his father, Vaughn Weaver; stepfather, Clint Williams; sister, Peggy Burkhead; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Chuck and Nita LeSueur. He is survived by his loving wife and daughter, Melissa and Cailin Weaver; mother, Bobbie Williams of Knoxville; sister and brother-in-law, Mary and Ralph Cline of Knoxville; sister, Nancy Perigo of Louisville, Ky.; daughters, Maria Vano and Kelly Weaver; five nieces and nephews. Family and friends met at Tennessee Veterans Cemetery Thursday for a graveside service with the Knox County Sheriff’s Office Honor Guard and Chaplain Leland Lyon officiating. The family received friends Wednesday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel.

• PFEIFFER, Robert Charles,
age 79, of the Tellico Village Community, Loudon, formerly of Detroit, Mich., and Farragut, passed away Saturday, March 8, 2008, at his home. Bob was a graduate of Purdue University. He was of the Lutheran Faith and was a retired engineer with Allied Chemical Company’s Automotive Division. Bob was a member of the Tellico Village Woodworker’s Club as well as an avid golfer and fisherman. Preceded in death by his parents, Ervin and Constance Pfeiffer, he is survived by his wife of 55 years, Geraldine Crismond Pfeiffer; children, Stephen Charles Pfeiffer and wife, Marsha of San Diego, Calif., Christine Miller of Knoxville and Mark Pfeiffer and wife, Penny of Johnson City; grandchildren, Nicholas, Benjamin, Breehan and Derek. The family received friends Tuesday, March 11, followed by funeral services in the Click Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Martin Singley officiated. Interment followed in Davis Cemetery. The family requests memorial donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. Click Funeral Home is serving the Pfeiffer family

• GARST, Edward “Little Ed” D.,
age 30, of Knoxville, formerly of Delphos, Kan., passed away suddenly Sunday afternoon, March 2, 2008. Ed was a truck driver with Systems Transport. He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Glasco, Kan. He was an avid ham radio operator, gardener, cook and outdoorsman. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Dillard M. Wooley. Ed is survived by his wife of two years, Jennifer Henderson Garst; parents, Edward H. and Marjorie Garst of Delphos; sister, Angie Nebel and husband Keith of Hayti, S.D.; nieces, Haley, Reagan and Kayelee; grandmother, Gladys Wooley of Minneapolis, Kan.; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Gary and Cheri Henderson of Lenoir City; brother-in-law, Robert Henderson and family; sister-in-law, Brandi McLean and family. The family received friends Thursday at the Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel. Funeral services and interment will be in Delphos. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike, served the family of Ed Garst.

• BISHOP, Henri Mae,
age 82, of Knoxville, formerly of Morristown, passed away Wednesday afternoon, March 5, 2008. Henri was baptized at First Baptist Church in Jefferson City. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Henri is survived by her husband of 66 years, Fred Bishop; sons and daughters-in-law, Jerry and Melinda Bishop of Knoxville, Ron and Carol Bishop of Greenville, SC; grandchildren, Angela, Brandon, Chadd, Autumn and Drew; great grandchildren, Wyatt, Corbin, Cody and Reagan; sister, Frances Cureton; brother, Barney Smith both of Jefferson City; several nieces and nephews. A family private service was held on Thursday. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Click Funeral Home Farrragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike, served the Bishop family.

• BESHIRES, Mary Katherine,
age 69, of West Knoxville, went to be with our Lord Sunday, March 9, 2008, at her home. Preceded in death by her husband, Earl D. Beshires and her daughters, Sherry Renee Beshires and Pamela Gay (Booney) Daniel; parents, James Henry Cole and Mary Maggiebell Russell. She leaves behind one son, James Brooks and wife, Laverne of Knoxville; daughters, Deborah Smith and husband, Don of Knoxville, Tammye Brooks of Knoxville, son-in-law, Fred Daniel of Paintsville, Ky.; four granddaughters, nine grandsons and 16 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Betty Ward and Ethel Glenn both of Knoxville, Ruth Miller of Ten Mile; two brothers, Leon Harp of Bean Station and David Cole of Knoxville; along with several nieces and nephews. The family received friends Monday at Click Funeral Home. Family and friends gathered Tuesday for graveside and interment at Marietta Church Cemetery. Click Funeral Home served the Beshires family.

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