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• SARDONIA, Mark D.,
age 48, of Knoxville, passed away Wednesday, March 26, 2008, at Parkwest Medical Center following heart surgery. Mark attended Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church. He was a graduate of Pace University in New York City and earned his master’s degree at Georgia State University in Atlanta. Mark was a devoted husband, father, son, brother and son-in-law. He enjoyed spending time with his wife and children, traveling and golfing. Mark was preceded in death by his father, Gerald Sardonia; grandparents, Angelo and Helen Sardonia and Clifford and Rose Snell. Survivors include his wife, Melanie Layne Sardonia; children, Marisa and Mitchell; mother, Marguerite Sardonia; sisters, Rosemarie Jones and Laura Marshall; brothers, Scott Sardonia, James Sardonia and Dan Sardonia, all of Georgia; great-aunt, Betty Sardonia of Amsterdam, N.Y.; uncle, Ralph Snell of Cooperstown, N.Y.; aunts, Maryann Salm of Florida and Lorraine Davis of Missouri; several nieces, nephews and cousins. The family received friends Thursday. The Service was Friday. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials for cardiac research to Health Science Foundation, Dr. William Spencer, 135 Rutledge Tower, Suite 1201, Charleston, SC 29425.

• BALDWIN, Welborne Lewis,
age 91, formerly of South Knoxville, passed away Friday morning, March 28, 2008, at the Ben Atchley East Tennessee Veterans Home. He was born in Arthur in Claiborne County Aug. 19, 1916, to the late Oscar Lewis and Mossie King Baldwin. W.L. was a member of Concord United Methodist Church, formerly of Church Street UMC and Colonial Heights UMC. He attended Lincoln Memorial University, graduating in 1936. He served his country proudly during World War II as an instructor for the Link-Trainer Flight Simulator, eventually stationed in Huntsville, Ala., where he met his future wife, Jean. He was a member of the Sons of the American Revolution. W.L. also was preceded in death by his brother, Cran B. Baldwin; cousins, W. Scott Baldwin, Troy D. Baldwin and Mary Ellen Baldwin Klawiter. He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Jean Hodges Baldwin; son, Philip C. Baldwin and wife, Katherine of Lawrenceville, Ga.; daughter, Carolyn Baldwin McDonald and husband, Marty of Knoxville; grandchildren, Stacey McDonald, Lucas McDonald, Lindsay McDonald Morgan and Andrew Baldwin; and great-granddaughter, Madison Caroline Morgan, as well as a niece and six nephews. Funeral service was Sunday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel with the Rev. Brent Hall officiating. Family and friends met Monday at Woodlawn Cemetery for an interment service with Full Military Honors presented by Volunteer State Veterans Honor Guard. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the CADES Program, Concord United Methodist Church, 11020 Roane Drive, Knoxville, TN 37934, or the Alzheimer’s Association, 2200 Sutherland Ave., Portland Building, Suite 102, Knoxville, TN 37919. The family received friends at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. www.rosemortuary.com

• ATWATER, Mark Bobbitt,
age 52, died at home Friday March 28, 2008, following a battle with cancer. Mr. Atwater was a member of the Episcopal Church of the Ascension, a graduate of Bearden High School and The University of Tennessee. He was employed at Blue Green Resorts in Sevierville. He was preceded in death by his father, Hal B. Atwater; and grandmother, Alma J. Suffridge. Mark was an avid golfer who enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He is survived by his wife, Linda Atwater; daughters, Courtney Paige Atwater and Taylin Jade Atwater of Sevierville; mother, Jewell Carroll and husband, Michael Carroll; and sisters and brothers-in-law, Cynthia and Paul Googe of Knoxville, Jennifer and Karl Kaul of Nashville, and Rebecca and Jim Seal of Knoxville; several nieces and nephews. Family and friends met Wednesday at Lynnhurst Cemetery for a graveside service with the Rev. Dr. Howard J. Hess officiating. The family received friends Tuesday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. www.rosemortuary.com

• BOSWELL, Barbara “Bobbie” Jean Newcombe,
age 71, of Knoxville passed away Thursday morning, March 27, 2008, at Northhaven Nursing Home. Bobbie was of the Presbyterian faith. She was preceded in death by her son, Gary Mitchell Boswell; parents, George and Rosa Bell Starkey. She is survived by her brothers, Lynn and G. W. Newcombe, both of Knoxville; “daughters,” Linda Goostree and husband, Roger of Cross Plains, Tamara Johnson of Knoxville; several nieces and nephews. The family received friends Monday with graveside services to follow at Pleasant Forest Cemetery.



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