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• LITRAKIS, Emily “Sally,”
age 90 of Knoxville, formerly of New Port Richey, Fla., and New Brunswick, N.J., passed away early Saturday morning, May 3, 2008. Sally was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She enjoyed crocheting, ceramics, gardening, scrapbooking and spending time with her grandchildren. Sally was preceded in death by her parents. Survivors include husband of 70 years, Zachary Litrakis; children, Suzanne Boyle; John Litrakis, Elizabeth Grady and Larry Litrakis; grandchildren, Elizabeth, Georgeanne, Sean, Scott, Ryan, Maura, Zachary and Emily; great-grandchildren, Jessica, Robert, Aislynn, Kayla, Nolan; great-great-grandson, Lucas. The family received friends Sunday.

• KOELSCH, Dr. Daniel Richard,
age 38, of Knoxville passed away suddenly Thursday, May 1, 2008. Dan was a member of All Saints Catholic Church. He was a chiropractic physician with West Knox Chiropractic and Sweetwater Clinic. Dan was a devoted father, son and brother. He was an avid outdoorsman. He is survived by his children, Morgan and Madison Koelsch; parents, Richard and Jane Koelsch; sisters, Tammy Roberts and husband, Tim, Lori Maze and husband, Chester, all of Knoxville; nephews, Elliot Greenlee, James and Andrew Maze; several aunts, uncles and cousins. The family receive friends Monday at All Saints Catholic Church followed by a funeral mass with the Rev. Ragan Schriver, celebrant. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Columbus Home, 3009 Lakebrook Blvd., Knoxville, TN 37909.

• IRVINE Jr., Bud Rogers,
age 79, of Knoxville, born in Lexington, Va., to the late Bud and Mildred Irvin, passed away Tuesday, April 29, 2008, at Fort Sanders Sevier Medical Center. He was a member of West Hills Baptist Church for 43 years and served as a deacon, Sunday School teacher and on various committees. He also attended First Baptist Church of Gatlinburg during summer months while at their cabin. Bud served in the Air Force during the Korean Conflict stationed in Japan three of his four years. He graduated from The University of Tennessee with a degree in transportation. After a 30-year career in trucking management, he became the first director of the East Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery. From its creation, he served for 10 years until retirement. He was devoted to providing a distinguished and fitting tribute to many veterans who rest there today. He served in the American Legion, Knoxville Post No. 2. He also was preceded in death by his sisters, Ruby Markham and Marie Donald of Lexington. He is survived by his wife, Nancy Nichols Irvine; daughter, Karen Chesney and husband, Mike, all of Knoxville; son, Mark Irvine and wife, Linda of Cumming, Ga.; grandchildren, Leanne and Emily Chesney and Scott and Brett Irvine. Funeral service was Friday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel with the Rev. John E. Pennington, the Rev. Larry Burcham and the Rev. Gina Howard officiating. Interment followed at Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery with full military honors by Volunteer State Veterans Honor Guard. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Mission of Hope, P.O. Box 22312, Knoxville, TN 37933. The family received friends Friday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.

• BULLARD, Jean Hightower,
age 90, of West Knoxville, daughter of the late J.E. and Bess Hightower of Blount County, passed away Sunday, April 27, 2008, at Little Creek Sanitarium. Jean was retired from Y-12, ORNL with more than 20 years service. She also was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Bullard; sister, Eleanor Garner; son-in-law, Wayne Gibson. Jean is survived by her loving family: daughter, Shirley Gibson; grandson, Tim Gibson and wife, Tina; great-granddaughter, Lola Gibson; niece, Holly Fitzgerald; several cousins. A very special “thank you” to the staff of Little Creek Sanitarium for its loving care and kindness to Jean and her family. A private service was held Wednesday, April 30, 2008, at Highland Memorial Cemetery. Because of Jean’s love for animals, the family requests memorials be made to: Humane Society of the Tennessee Valley, P.O. Box 9479, Knoxville, TN 37940-9989, or the Young-Williams Animal Shelter, 3201 Division St., Knoxville, TN 37919. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.

• HARRINGTON, Wilma Martin,
age 83, of Columbia, S.C., passed away Saturday, May 3, 2008, in Columbia. Wilma was a member of First Baptist Church Concord. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Carl Martin and Frank Harrington; parents, Thomas and Grace McGill; brothers, Carl McGill, Glenn McGill and Roy McGill. Wilma is survived by her children, Jack Martin of Tulsa, Okla.; daughter and son-in-law, Marcella and Neal Jackson of Ridgeway, S.C.; son and daughter-in-law, Carl Martin Jr. and wife, Cathy of Powell; grandchildren, Sean and Cory Martin, Colin and Katherine Martin; sisters, Blanche Herron and Etha Johnson of Knoxville, Sue Harding and Shirley Mecklenborg of Ohio; sister-in-law, Dorothy McGill of Knoxville. The family received friends Tuesday followed by funeral services with the Rev. Steve Peek officiating. Family and friends gathered Wednesday at Edgewood Cemetery for graveside services and interment.

• FORD, Leona,
age 96, passed away Thursday, May 1, 2008, at her Knoxville home. She was a member of Cumberland Estates Baptist Church. Mrs. Ford was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence “Chick” Ford; and son-in-law, James V. Morell. She is survived by her daughter, Joyce Morell of Lenoir City; daughter and son-in-law, Linda and David Miles of Waverly; granddaughters, Teresa Love and husband, Don of Toney, Ala., Gina Alexander and husband, Ben of Knoxville; great-granddaughters, Melisa Love of Toney and Bailey Alexander of Knoxville. Family and friends met at Woodlawn Cemetery Sunday for a graveside service with the Rev. Kerry Bond officiating. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. Friends could call at their convenience at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.

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