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• WANTLAND, Howell “Hal” S.,
age 63, passed away at his West Knoxville home April 8, 2008, following a brief illness. He was of the Baptist faith, had served as secretary for The University of Tennessee Letterman’s Club, where he was a lifetime member, and was captain of the 1965 UT football team. Hal was preceded in death by his parents, Howell Z. and Grace Wantland; and brother, James Edward Wantland. He is survived by his wife, Joan Wantland; children, Matt, Brad, Madeline and Mandy; granddaughter, Jocelyn; sisters and brothers-in-law, Donna (Willis) Jones, Betty (John) Dixon and Debra (Steve) Harris; brother and sister-in-law, Newt (Mary) Wantland. The family would like to express its heartfelt gratitude for the outpouring of love and support during this difficult time. The family received friends Friday followed by a funeral service at Central Baptist Church of Bearden with Dr. Larry Fields officiating. The family requests that memorials be made to the charity of your choice. The family receive friends Thursday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. www.rosemortuary.com

• VALDES, Pedro,
age 93, died Thursday, April 3, 2008. He was a native of Key West, Fla., and had been living in Miami until moving to Knoxville three years ago to be near his son. Mr. Valdes attended Redemption Church International. He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Ron and Beverly Valdes of Knoxville; daughter and son-in-law, Cynthia and Armando Sierra of Mesa, Ariz.; grandchildren, Noelle Beck and husband, Kevin, and Melodie Scoggins; great-grandchildren, Chase and Courage Scoggins and Gabbi Beck; sister, Geraldine Robbins of Key West; step-brother, John Knowles of Summerville, Fla. Funeral service was Monday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel with the Rev. Doug Swilley officiating. Family and friends met Tuesday at Tennessee Veterans Cemetery for an interment service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Redemption Church International, Women’s Mission, 3550 Pleasant Ridge Road, Knoxville, TN 37921. The family received friends Monday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. www.rosemortuary.com

• SNYDER M.D., Edward Duncan,
age 77, of Knoxville, formerly of Memphis and Sweetwater, passed away early Saturday morning April 12, 2008. Dr. Snyder was a member of St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church. He is a 1953 graduate of the University of Memphis Medical School and also served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. Dr. Snyder was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He enjoyed the outdoors, golfing and his work. His father, Clyde Snyder, preceded Dr. Snyder in death. Survivors: wife of 33 years, Jean Snyder; daughters and spouses, Dabney and Mike Handy, Fran and Stephen Brown and Hollye and Scott Cooper; grandchildren, Jordan, Nicole, William Edward and Abagail; mother, Frances Duncan Snyder; sister, Diane Snyder; several nieces, nephews, cousins and many dear friends. The family received friends Tuesday. A Celebration of Life was held Wednesday at St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church in Farragut with the Rev. Matthew Dutton-Gillet officiating. The Snyder family would like to express its gratitude to the doctors and staff of Parkwest Medical Center for its excellent care. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to the American Heart Association, 4708 Papermill Drive, Knoxville, TN 37909.

• SLAGLE, Fredrick W. “Ted,”
age 90, of Knoxville passed away Friday morning, April 11, 2008, at his home. Ted attended West Park Baptist Church. He was a World War II U.S. Army veteran and a recipient of two Purple Hearts. Ted was retired from Jack Nelson Oldsmobile. He was an avid golfer. He was preceded in death by his father, Fredrick Slagle; and mother, Leah Winter Slagle; and sister, Marjorie Bartless. Ted was married to the former Willie Ann Deaver in 1942. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his daughter, Lou Ann Slagle; son and daughter-in-law, Jerry and Ann Slagle; granddaughters, Stephanie Thompson and husband, Brennan, Ashley Roback and husband, Zafer and Melissa Slagle; grandson, Scott Slagle; great-grandson, Trey Roback; several nieces and nephews. The family received friends Sunday. Family and friends gathered Monday at Highland Memorial Cemetery for graveside services with Pastor Bob St. John officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Children’s Bible Ministries, P.O. Box 278, Townsend, TN 37882 or to West Park Baptist Church, 8833 Middlebrook Pike, Knoxville, TN 37923.

• ROSINE, Joyce,
age 68, of Farragut passed away Monday evening, March 31, 2008, at Parkwest Medical Center after a long battle with cancer. Joyce was a member of Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church. Prior to retirement, Joyce was the proprietor of her gift shop, Country Sunshine, at Campbell Station Road. She is survived by husband of 45 years, David Rosine; children and spouses, Debbie and Jeff Winters of Rochester, Minn., Doug and Amy Rosine of Knoxville, Steven and Gillian Rosine of Roanoke, Va.; grandchildren, Laura, Michael, Sarah, Abby, Erik and Soren; sister, Nancy Brewer and husband, Don of Sycamore, Ill. The family received friends Thursday followed by funeral services with the Rev. Fred Fowler officiating. Family and friends gathered Friday at Union Baptist Church Cemetery for graveside services. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Research Foundation, P O Box 11772, Knoxville, TN 37939. The Rosine family would like to extend their gratitude to Dr. Antonucci, his staff and the fifth floor staff at Parkwest Medical Center for their care and support.

• RICHARDS MD, Paul D.,
age 94, died Thursday morning, April 3, 2008, at his Knoxville home. Dr. Richards was a longtime Knoxville pediatrician who was instrumental in the founding or East Tennessee Children’s Hospital. He had been recognized as a Pioneer Teaching Physician at The University of Tennessee Medical Center and for 31 years served as physician for Tennessee School for the Deaf. Upon his retirement, TSD named its infirmary building in his honor. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church for many years. Twice he served his country when called, in the U.S. Navy during World War II and the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He was preceded in death by his wife, Reba Kent Richards. He is survived by his son, Paul F. Richards; daughter and son-in-law, Elizabeth and Michael Horton, all of Knoxville. Funeral service was Sunday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel with Dr. Paul Rader officiating. Interment followed in Highland Memorial Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to ETCH, 2018 Clinch Ave., Knoxville, TN 37916. The family received friends Sunday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. www.rosemortuary.com

• RAPER, Lou Ella,
born Aug. 2, 1931, to Jacob and Ella Mae Wolever, died April 8, 2008, after a lengthy illness. She was a member of Marble City Baptist Church for more than 50 years and had retired from The University of Tennessee Food Services and Blue Circle. She was preceded in death by husband, William “Bud” Raper; daughter, Janey Fluri; son, John David Raper; and her parents. Her survivors include her sons and their wives, Dan and Martha Raper, Ken and Lee Ann Raper; daughter-in-law, Kristi Raper Anderson; son-in-law, David Fluri; sister, Eliza Allen; grandchildren and spouses, Jennifer R. and Matthew Kiser, Ross and Kristin Raper, Rachael Raper, Zachary and Bailey Raper, Kristhopher and Kristie Raper, William Daniel and Sandy Raper, Kenneth and Tammy Raper, David and Julie Fluri; great-grandchildren who brought many smiles through her later years, Grace Ella and Noah Jacob Raper and Charles Daniel Kiser; other great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and a host of other friends and “My adopted children.” Funeral service was Thursday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel with the Rev. Ron Bright, the Rev. George Williams, and W. C. Thornton officiating. Family and friends met at Tennessee Veterans Cemetery Friday for an interment service. Grandsons served as pallbearers. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Marble City Baptist Church Tape and Food Ministry, 2740 Sutherland Ave., Knoxville, TN 37919 (special thanks for this ministry and to Mr. Bob Day and Mr. W.C. Thornton). The family would like to express its appreciation to Dr. Michael Carlson and staff, and Dr. Francisco Moreno and his staff for the many years of special care giving. “Mom you will be greatly missed!” The family receive friends Thursday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. www.rosemortuary.com

• PAVLIS, D. Cleo,
age 78, formerly of Knoxville, died Saturday, March 29, 2008 in Houston, Texas. She was a very likeable person who loved animals. She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Christine Major Pavlis; and her brother, William P. Pavlis. Cleo is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Charles and Suzanne Calage, George D. and Robin Calage, all of Houston, Phillip W. Calage of Spring City; two grandchildren, Chuck and Margaret; and several nieces and nephews. Family and friends met at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel Saturday to travel in procession to Lynnhurst Cemetery for a graveside service with the Rev. John Kostas officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Young-Williams Animal Shelter, 3201 Division St., Knoxville, TN 37919. The family received friends Friday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel. www.rosemortuary.com

• MORRIS, Lamond Mitchell,
age 99, of West Knoxville, passed away Monday, March 31, 2008, at Shannondale Nursing Home. Lamond was a member of Karns Church of Christ. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Her husbands, Cooper Duncan and Parnell Morris; her parents, John and Bamma Mitchell and her brothers, Freeman and Taylor Mitchell, preceded Lamond in death. She is survivored by her children, Nell Rich and husband, Jerry of Knoxville, Ralph Duncan and wife, Marie of Nashville, Betty Duncan of Smyrna; grandchildren, Jennifer and Brian and five other grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; brother, Robert Mitchell of Dixon; along with one niece and one nephew. The family received friends Tuesday at the Karns Church of Christ with funeral services to follow with Mr. Ed Jones and Mr. James Meadows officiating. Family and friends gathered Wednesday at Milam Cemetery in Centerville for graveside services and interment Wednesday. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to East Tennessee School of Preaching, 6608 Beaver Ridge Road, Knoxville, TN 37931.



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