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• RYAN, John B.,
age 64, of Powell passed away suddenly Saturday morning, May 24, 2008 at The University of Tennessee Medical Center. John was a member of St Mary’s Catholic Church in Oak Ridge. He retired from the U.S. Air Force as a master sergeant after 20 years of service. John was a teacher for ITT Technical Institute for 25 years. He was preceded in death by his parents, Edgil and Ruth Ryan; sisters, Maxine Gilpen and Mary Lou Ryan; brothers, Paul and Ernie Ryan. He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Janie Ryan; son, Reuben Ryan of Ft. Benning, Ga.; sisters, Martha Blanchard, Barb Blanchard and Susie Mendez; brothers, Bob and Bill Ryan; many nieces and nephews. Family and friends will gather at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at the East Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery for graveside services with full military honors. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Salvation Army, 409 North Broadway, Knoxville, TN 37917.

• SWANSON, Harold “Hal” Carl,
age 82, of Knoxville, died Tuesday, May 20, 2008, at Parkwest Medical Center. Hal was born in Kenosha, Wis., to Harold C. and Colletta Swanson and was of the Lutheran faith. Hal graduated from Kenosha High School and attended Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H., and earned a degree from Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pa., where he was a member of the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity and was a three-letter, all-star athlete in baseball, football and boxing. Hal was drafted by both the New York Giants NFL and MLB baseball teams. His athletic career was cut short due to injuries and he became an Federal Bureau of Investigation agent serving from 1951-1979. He held the positions of special agent, bureau supervisor, assistant agent in charge and was assigned to bureau offices in Washington, D.C.; New Haven, Conn.; Charlotte, N.C.; Dallas, Texas; Boston, Mass.; Columbia, S.C.; and Oklahoma City, Okla., before retiring at the Knoxville office. Hal was a member of the former Special Agents Association, Tennessee Law Enforcement Officers Association, Downtown Knoxville Rotary Club and was a member of the Deane Hill Country Club, where Hal was an avid golfer. He was preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Larry Swanson. Hal is survived by his wife, Marna French Swanson; daughter and son-in-law, Drs. Lorna and James Kelley; grandchildren, Leiza Kelley, Yana Kelley, Christy Raines and husband, Shawn, all of Knoxville, Shane Kelley and wife, Lisa of Memphis; sister, Lorraine Heckert of Eugene, Ore., and many nieces and nephews. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Lung Association of Tennessee, One Vantage Way, Suite B130, Nashville, TN 37228 or to the charity of your choice. The family received friends Friday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.

• PRZYBYSZEWSKI, John Charles,
age 59, of Knoxville passed away May 24, 2008. John was a founding member of All Saints Catholic Church. A retired electronic engineer, he enjoyed fishing, gardening, golfing and riding his motorcycle. He served our nation in the U.S. Air Force from 1971 to 1975. His father, John Przybyszewski, preceded him in death. John is survived by his wife of 35 years, Diane Przybyszewski; children, Amy Bashford and husband, Kris, Sara Lewis and husband, Adam, Lisa Przybyszewski and fiancé, Brandon Rochelle and Kyle Przybyszewski, all of Knoxville; mother, Elena Przybyszewski, sister and brother-in-law, Carmen and Joseph Lander, all of Gainesville, Fla. The family received friends Monday at All Saints Catholic Church with a mass following with the Rev. Chris Michelson and the Rev. Augustine Idra A.J., celebrants. Serving as pallbearers: Leo Krause, Dan Dranzek, Tom Kenney, Bill Christensen, Bill Morgan and Bobby Smith. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Catholic Charities, 3009 Lake Brook Blvd, Knoxville, TN 37909 or to Fort Sanders Foundation for Hospice, 2840 Fort Sanders West Blvd., Suite 100, Knoxville, TN 37922.

• LEGG, June Augusta,
age 83, of Knoxville, passed away peacefully Thursday, May 22, 2008, at NHC Farragut. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Knoxville, and was retired from TVA. June was preceded in death by her husband, Buram Legg; son, Gregory Legg; brothers, Kyle Talley and the Rev. David Talley; and sister, Nadine Talley Horton. Aunt June is survived by her nephew, Dr. Steven M. Horton and wife, Ann; nieces, Yvonne Buffington and husband, Randy, Yvette Maughan and husband, Eric and Annette Phebus and husband, Michael; sisters-in-law, Ruth Talley and Dorothy Talley. Memorial service was Saturday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel with the Rev. Dave Ward officiating with interment to follow at Highland Memorial Cemetery. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to East Tennessee Children’s Hospital, 2018 Clinch Ave., Knoxville, TN 37916 or to the charity of your choice. The family received friends Saturday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage chapel.

• HUGHES, Gene,
of Knoxville passed away suddenly Friday afternoon, May 23, 2008. Gene was a graduate of Auburn University and attended The University of Tennessee College of Business. He was a constant student and teacher. With his entrepreneurial spirit, he and his partners owned and published Bargain Mart Classifieds. Early on, Gene was very active with OASIS Institute, Life Training and more recently Gray Dog Lodge. His special love was his faith, Christian Science. Gene was an avid photographer and artist who loved to travel, work with rescue dogs, sing and play the guitar, tell jokes and was an active motorcyclist. He authentically expres-sed and demonstrated joy with the utmost passion, love, spirit and truth. He was a gentle beam of living love, always spreading his laughter and effervescent presence. Gene was an adoring husband and father, and truly never met a stranger. His daughter, Bambi Lynn Hughes, preceded him in death. Gene is survived by his wife and dear soul mate, Renee Wilkinson-Hughes; children, Erin Frances Hughes, Casey, Kristin, Kelly and Christy Wilkinson; grandchildren, Michael Hertel, Rachel and Robert Hughes and Callie Wilkinson; dear friend and business partner, Doug Price and wife, Tammy. Gene’s Colorado spirit will continue to have a great ride! Friends and family are invited to Gene’s home from 5 to 8 p.m., Thursday, for an open house to celebrate his life. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the following: First Church of Christ Scientist, 3622 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919; Adventure Unlimited, 5201 S. Quebec St., Greenwood Village, CO 80111; or Wolf Creek Weimaraner Rescue Inc. c/o The Gray Dog Lodge, 1300 Simpson Road West, Lenoir City, TN 37771.

• HARBOUR, Idella Ross,
went to with her Lord and Savior early Saturday morning, May 24, 2008, on her 93rd birthday. Idella was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Joseph Harbour. She was a long-time member, since childhood, of Immanuel Baptist Church in Little Rock, Ark. She spent many wonderful years worshipping there with her family and many friends. It was there, as a young girl of 12, that she accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior. Idella spent many years as a court reporter in Little Rock. She had lived in Knoxville for the last four years with her daughter and son-in-law, Pat and Ted Childress, whom survive her. In addition, she also is survived by her five granddaughters; and 16 great-grandchildren. Idella lived her life always giving to others with joy. No one can ever forget the smiles and laughter she shared with all who knew her. She will be missed by all who loved her. Family and friends gathered Wednesday at Roselawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Immanuel Baptist Church in Little Rock.

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