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• SANDERS, James “Jim” Emmett,
age 65, of Knoxville, native of Lakeland, Fla., son of the late Roy and Eula Mae Collins Sanders, passed away Wednesday, March 19, 2008, at St. Mary’s Residential Hospice. He attended John XXIII Catholic Center. Jim was a U.S. Army veteran. He is survived by his loving son, Gary Sanders of Knoxville; daughters, Amanda Sanders and Victoria Sanders of St. Louis, Mo.; sister, Sherye Sayles of West Palm Beach, Fla. A celebration of life service was Friday at John XXIII Catholic Center with the Rev. Eric Andrews officiating. The family will receive friends following the service. In lieu of flowers, the family request that memorials be made to: John XXIII Catholic Center, 1710 Melrose Place, Knoxville, TN 37916, or St. Mary’s Residential Hospice, 7447 Andersonville Pike, Knoxville, TN 37938.

• RIED, Charles M.,
age 80, of West Knoxville, son of the late Charles and Dassy Wennerwald Ried of Des Moines, Iowa, passed away Monday, March 24, 2008. Charles was a member of Peace Lutheran Church and was a World War II U.S. Navy veteran. Charles obtained his electrical engineering degree at the Iowa State University and belonged to Tau Beta PI fraternity of Phi Gamma Delta. He was employed by duPont as an electrical engineer until retirement. He was past president of the Civitan Club, served on the board of directors, and a past treasurer for the Knox County Alliance for Seniors. Charles was instrumental in establishing the Frank R. Strang Senior Center. He was a member of AARP, Chapter 3006, a volunteer at The University of Tennessee Oncology Department, participated in the Singing Seniors at the O’Connor Center and sang in the church choir. Charles belonged to several bridge groups and senior bowling leagues. He also was preceded in death by his first wife, Jean Ried. Charles is survived by his wife, Rosemary Husted Ried; daughters and sons-in-law, Karen and Travis Prestwood of Acworth, Ga., Kristi and Nelson Barton of Easley, S.C., Leslie and Wade Camp of Mandeville, La.; step-daughters, Linda Millis and husband, Darryl of Knoxville, Susan Bradford and husband, Tim of Burlington, Ky.; grandchildren, Miles and Ried Prestwood, Audra and Haley Barton, Amanda and Margaret Camp, Chris and Nick Millis, Steven Bradford, and Mindy Jones and husband, Paul; twin brother, Kenneth Ried of California. A Celebration of Life was Thursday at Peace Lutheran Church with Pastor James M. Kroninger officiating. Interment was private. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Charles Ried Memorial Fund, Peace Lutheran Church, 9201 Gulf Park Drive, Knoxville, TN 37923. The family received friends at the Manor House at Plantation Springs, 1082 Evelyn Mae Way, Knoxville, following the church service. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. www.rosemortuary.com

• RAZ, Yaacov “Jake,”
of Farragut, formerly of Muncie, Ind., passed away Thursday evening, March 27, 2008. Jake had dual citizenships in Israel and the United States. He was a veteran of World War II serving with the U.S. Navy. Jake attended the Farragut Church of Christ. He is survived by Avaigal Raz of Israel, Greg Sparks of Wisconsin, Bob and Jennifer Keane, Paul Phelps, all of Knoxville; nine great-grandchildren of Knoxville and many other special friends and acquaintances. A Celebration of Life was held Sunday at Farragut Church of Christ with Minister Paul Phelps officiating. Family and friends gathered Wednesday at the East Tennessee State Veteran’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made for the needy in Jerusalem, c/o Farragut Church of Christ, 136 Smith Road, Farragut, TN 37934.

• MONAHAN, Lucy,
of West Knoxville, died Monday, March 24, 2008, at Parkwest Medical Center. She was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church for many years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert L. Monahan; sister, Nannie Leola Black; brothers, William Lloyd Black and Vernon “Bud” C. Black. Lucy is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Robert L. “Buz” and Lauren Monahan; daughter and son-in-law, Glenda and Ed Velasco; grandsons, Adam Velasco, Kevin Velasco, all of Knoxville, Brian Monahan of Fayetteville, N.C., Cole Monahan and Wil Monahan, both of Lenoir City; great-grandson, Noah Velasco of Knoxville; brother, Robert Black of Sparta; and special sister-in-law, Pat Black of Oak Ridge. Funeral service was Wednesday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel with the Rev. Dr. Buran Phillips officiating. Mrs. Monahan will be taken to Powhatan, Ohio, for interment service at 10 a.m., Friday. The family received friends Wednesday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. www.rosemortuary.com

• BATTLE, Rosemary S.,
age 86, of Knoxville, died Saturday, March 15, 2008, at The University of Tennessee Medical Center. She was preceded in death by her mother, Marie Margaret Sloane; and husband, Emery Clay Battle. Rosemary is survived by her son, Jim Woods; grandson, James Woods; granddaughter, Cynthia Morris; sister, Betty McMichael; and brother, Paul Schnackel. Funeral service was Friday with Dr. Alan Smith officiating. Interment at Arlington Memorial Cemetery in Sandy Springs, Ga. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m., Friday, at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. www.rosemortuary.com

• WEIR Sr., Robert Allan,
born March 1, 1924, in Grenada, Miss., died March 21, 2008, in Knoxville. He was a member of the Class of 1946 at the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, and proudly served in the U.S. Navy for 22 years. While serving, he was recognized as an expert pistol marksman. Following his navy retirement, Dr. Weir received his doctorate in finance at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He came to The University of Tennessee where he was a professor until his retirement in 1989. He was a lifelong member of the Episcopal Church and member of the U.S. Navy Retired Officers Club. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Jennifer Weir Shuman. His survivors include his wife of 62 years, Millicent; son and daughter-in-law, Robert A. Jr. and Cynthia Weir of Knoxville; grandchildren, Liana Weatherford, Stephen Shuman and Robert A. Weir III; sister-in-law, Thelma (Mrs. Saxton A.) Weir of Jacksonville, Fla.; and nieces and nephews. Family and friends met at Tennesse Veterans Cemetery Tuesday for an graveside service with full military honors. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Patricia Neal Rehabilitation Center, 1901 Clinch Ave., Knoxville, TN 37916 or East Tennessee Veterans Memorial Assoc., 401 Henley St., Knoxville, TN 37902. The family received friends Monday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. www.rosemortuary.com

• SMITH, MaryElla Vaughn,
age 86, of Knoxville, died peacefully Tuesday, March 25, 2008, at St. Mary’s Residential Hospice in Halls. MaryElla was a longtime member of First Baptist Church, Knoxville, and a graduate of Limestone College in South Carolina. She was a former Farragut High School teacher with the Knox County Schools system. MaryElla was preceded in death by her husband, H. Gray Smith; and sisters, Helen Ashworth and Donna Tipton Petropoulois. She is survived by her loving son and daughter in law, Vaughn and Louise Harrison Smith of Knoxville; grandchildren, Benjamin G. Smith of Tallahassee, Fla., and Amy E. Tillett and husband, Sol of Annandale, Va.; step-grandchildren, Patrick Harrison and wife, Allison of San Francisco, Calif., and Susan Emery and husband, Rob of Kingsport; great-grandchildren, Kate and Kevin Tillett, Harrison and Luke Emery; numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral service was Friday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel with the Rev. Dave Ward officiating. The family and friends met Saturday at Highland Memorial for a graveside service. The family requests that memorials be made to: Mary’s Playhouse, c/o First Baptist Church, Knoxville, 510 West Main St., Knoxville, TN 37902. The family received friends Friday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. www.rosemortuary.com

• MCMILLAN, Helen Pauline Hance,
age 83, of Knoxville, who went to be with our Lord on Thursday, March 27, 2008, died peacefully at Briar Cliff Nursing Center. Helen was a longtime member of Central Church of God and will be sadly missed by family and friends. She was known for her love of quilting, canning and generosity to others. Helen was preceded in death by husband, Marion Allen McMillan; son, James McMillan; parents, Henry Walker and Ada Hance; brothers, Everett, Bobby, Clinton, Herbert and Burnett; sister, Mamel. She is survived by her loving sons and daughters-in-law, Jerry and Francis McMillan of Knoxville, Danny and Cassie McMillan of Maryville; daughters and sons-in-law, Judi and Chuck Muncy of Knoxville, Brenda and Darrell Cooke of Friendsville, Iris and Wayne Tollett of Powell; 12 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; sister and brother-in-law, Ruby and Jim Fine of Knoxville; numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral Service was Saturday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel with Pastor Jack Dean officiating. Following the service Saturday the family and friends met at Lawson’s Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery, Jefferson County, for a interment service. The family received friends Saturday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. www.rosemortuary.com

• LANKFORD, Dorothy Pease “Granny Dot,”
age 91, of Knoxville, loving wife, mother and grandmother, passed away Thursday, March 27, 2008, at Shannondale Health Care Center. She was a member of Gallaher Memorial Baptist Church. “Granny Dot,” as she was known by her kids, was a longtime Knoxville child care provider. She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Edward Lankford; sister, Ella Mae Ballenger; brother, Jack Pease; grandson, Mike Lankford. She is survived by her loving son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth and Carolyn Lankford; grandson, Chuck Lankford and wife, Nicole; great-grandsons, Nicholas and Logan Lankford, all of Knoxville; nephews, Max and Steve Pease; sister-in-law, Hattie Pease of Sevierville; numerous special friends. The family would like to give a special “Thank You” to the 3rd floor staff at Shannondale Health Care Center. The family and friends met Monday at Edgewood Cemetery for a graveside service with the Rev. Wayne McMillan officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: The Mission of Hope, P.O. Box 22312, Knoxville, TN 37933. Friends could call at their convenience at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. www.rosemortuary.com

• GHEEN, Mollie Marie,
age 88, of Knoxville passed away Thursday, March 28, 2008, after a courageous battle with cancer. She was a member of Rocky Hill Baptist Church and the Young at Heart class. She also was a member of the Eastern Star Bearden Chapter No. 437 of the Cherokee Lodge, and was retired from Standard Knitting Mills with 41 years of service. She was preceded in death by her husband, Douglas Gheen; parents, Albert and Maude Haworth; and sister, Goldie Elmore. She is survived by special niece, Lois Looney and her husband, Paul; great-nieces, Kimberly Looney and Kelli Olivares and husband, Mario; great-great-nephew, Ryan; also a very special friend, JoAnne Chapman. The family and friends met Monday at Highland Memorial Cemetery for a graveside service with Dr. Terry Kirby officiating. Friends could call at their convenience at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. www.rosemortuary.com

• GEORGE, Edward “Ed,”
age 79, Knoxville resident for past two years, formerly of Georgetown, Calif., died Friday March 28, 2008. He attended Grace Seventh Day Adventist Church, Northshore Drive. Ed was preceded in death by son, Terry Ragan; and sisters, Janie and Mary. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Pat Brown Ragan; sons and daughters-in-law, Tim and Julie Ragan, Dustin and Toni Ragan; daughter, Taunie Kamai; 15 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; brother, Steve Ragan. The family and friends met Wednesday at Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery for a graveside service with Pastor David Brass officiating. Full Military Honors presented by Volunteer State Veterans Honor Guard. The family received friends Tuesday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. www.rosemortuary.com



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