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• WILSON, Winfred O. “W.O.,”
age 87, of Lenoir City passed away early Wednesday morning, June 4, 2008, at St. Mary’s Medical Center. W.O. was a member of Bradbury United Methodist Church and was active on church building committees. He was a veteran of the U. S. Navy in World War II. W. O. was retired from Martin Marietta Energy Systems Inc. X-10 plant. He was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Iva James Wilson; brother, Harold Wilson. W.O. is survived by his wife, Martha June Prim Wilson; son and daughter-in-law, Garland and Rebecca Wilson of Knoxville; grandsons, Barrett and Matthew Wilson; brother, Charles Wilson and his wife, Margaret; sister, Lillian Campbell; sister-in-law, Gloria Wilson; several nieces and nephews. The family received friends Sunday followed by funeral services with the Rev. Tom Markwood officiating. Family and friends gathered Monday at East View Memorial Gardens for graveside services. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Bradbury United Methodist Church Worship Center Memorial, 3506 Buttermilk Road, Kingston, TN 37763.

• WALLACE, Charlotte Lillian Bardwell,
age 86, of West Knoxville, passed on to her Heavenly Father, Monday, June 2, 2008, at Manorhouse with her family at her side. She was a faithful member of Sequoyah Hills Presbyterian Church. She was born Aug. 6, 1921, in Yazoo City, Miss., to lone Ellen and James Arona Bardwell. She graduated from Belhaven College in Jackson, Miss. She was a devoted mother and grandmother. Her sweet smile, kind manner and positive outlook were a blessing and an inspiration to all who knew her. She was a true southern gentlewoman from the Mississippi Delta and had the strength to hold her family together during the toughest of times. She was preceded in death by her parents; her brothers, James Bardwell and Hayes Bardwell; and two of her children, James Bruce Wallace and Ellen Wallace Werkhoven. She is survived by her son, Lee Wallace and wife, Karen; her daughter, Suzanne Stowers and husband, Duffy; and her grandchildren, Blakely Wallace, Sydney Wallace, Laura Huffman and husband, Rick, Katie Skurski and husband, Kevin, Julia Stowers, Jennifer Werkhoven, Allison Smith and husband, Kyle, Zach Werkhoven and Sarah Werkhoven; nephews, Andy Bardwell and Mark Bardwell. A memorial service was held Thursday, June 5, 2008, at Sequoyah Hills Presbyterian Church with Dr. William R. Barron officiating. The family received friends following the service at the church. Interment was private. Memorials may be sent to Sequoyah Hills Presbyterian Church, 3700 Keowee Ave., Knoxville, TN 37919 or an Honorarium for Blake Wallace to Shepherd Spine Center, Foundation Department, 2020 Peachtree Road NW, Atlanta, GA 30309-1465. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.

• TUCKER Jr., Frank Arthur,
age 78, born in Knoxville Sept. 2, 1929, passed away June 7, 2008. He was a graduate of The Baylor School in Chattanooga and The University of Tennessee, where he was a member of the Sigma Chi fraternity. The members nicknamed him Panther because he moved so quietly and inconspicuously. He was a partner and officer of Safety Park, which operated a number of downtown Knoxville parking facilities. He was a member of Cherokee Country Club, the Men’s Cotillion and the Sequoyah Hills Presbyterian Church. He also was actively involved in the YMCA. He was an avid outdoorsman and a strong supporter of the Great Smoky Mountains. He was a hiker, a fly fisherman, a wild flower expert as well as an outstanding photographer of wild flowers. He was the discoverer of the “champion mountain camellia” near Abram’s Creek, the largest of its species in the United States. He had many wonderful friends who enriched his life. For 50 years he was an active member of the Knoxville Civitan Club and was an avid tennis player for the past 25 years at Cherokee Country Club. He shared life’s pleasures with so many wonderful friends who enriched his life and who affectionately called him Panther. He was preceded in death by his father, Frank Arthur Tucker Sr.; and mother, Elizabeth Beaman Tucker; brother, Alvin Beaman Tucker; and a sister, Elizabeth Tucker Martin. Mr. Tucker is survived by his devoted wife of 52 years, Mary Alice Smith Tucker; son, Frank Arthur Tucker III and wife, Missy Wells Tucker; daughter, Alice Tucker Hagan and husband, Dr. Steve Hagan; daughter, Margaret Madden Tucker; brother-in-law, James F. Smith and wife, Mimi; grandchildren, Matthew Hagan Tucker, Christian Forest Hagan, Mitchell Beaman Hagan, Tucker Hyland Hagan, Charles Clayton Tucker and Megan Elizabeth Tucker; nieces, Jennie Tucker McCabe, Susan Tucker Robie, Carol Tucker Pattison, Janet Lucas Smith, Marguerite Smith Hogan; and nephews, Patrick Stephen Martin, Dean Smith and Kenan Smith. The Tucker family would like to give special thanks to the devoted team of doctors at The University of Tennessee Medical Center led by Dr. Elise Schriver, the nurses on the 12th floor, our kind and compassionate home care nurses, our nighttime caregivers, and our hospice team. Following a private interment, there was a memorial service Wednesday at Sequoyah Hills Presbyterian Church with Dr. William R. Barron officiating. The family received friends following the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, friends who wish may make memorials to the Human Immunology and Cancer program gift fund of which Dr. Alan Soloman’s primary focus is to find a cure for Amyloidosis: 1924 Alcoa Highway, Knoxville, TN 37920 or the Christmas Adult Music Concert, Sequoyah Hills Presbyterian Church, 3700 Keowee Ave., Knoxville, TN 37919. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.

• NEEDHAM, Earl D.,
of Knoxville died Wednesday, May 28, 2008. Earl was a retired engineer from Martin Marietta Energy Systems Inc. He was a veteran of World War II serving with the U.S. Navy. Earl was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather. He was an avid fisherman and loved to dance. Earl is survived by his wife of 55 years, Marie Needham; children and spouses, David and Cheryl Needham of North Carolina, Kimberly Mashburn of Georgia, Perry and Marcy Needham of Utah, Cindy and Rowland Huss of Florida, Stacy and Tom Hernandez of Knoxville; nine grandchildren; brother, Jerry Needham of Missouri; several nieces and nephews; dear friend, Doug Mullins. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Earl Needham Christmas Fund, c/o Ben Atchley Veterans Home, 9910 Coward Mill Road, Knoxville, TN 37931.

• LOUDERMILK, Kelly Savannah,
age 25, of Knoxville passed away suddenly Monday, June 9, 2008. Kelly was a loving mother, daughter and sister. She was a sweet, loving person who was a joy to all her family and friends and will be deeply missed. Kelly was preceded in death by her grandfather, Kenneth Loudermilk. She is survived by her children, Gracie, Lydia and Nathaniel; parents, Gary and Deedy Loudermilk; sister and brother-in-law, Kerri and Scott Manning; paternal grandmother, Barbara Sparks; maternal grandparents, Frank and Carrie Bachrach; nephews and nieces, Ethan, Olivia, Avery and Roman; aunts, uncles, cousins and friends; special friend, Nate Hooper. The family received friends with a Celebration of Life to following. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established for her children. Donations may be made at any SunTrust Bank.

• KOCKA, Lois Ann (Heinzen),
age 75, died at Parkwest Medical Center in Knoxville June 9, 2008, due to complications of heart disease and kidney failure. Lois was born Oct. 9, 1932, in Cleveland, Ohio, to James J. and Agnes (Hrabak) Kocka. Survivors: daughter, Marianne Businger Heinzen; son-in-law, Gary Heinzen; granddaughters, Jessica Marie Heinzen, Dallas, Texas, and Mallory Lauren Heinzen, Knoxville. Lois retired in Brandenburg, Ky., in 1991 from Olin Corporation and moved to Knoxville in 2003. She leaves us with this message: “Don’t mourn for me, because for years I have been prepared for my new comfortable life without pain, where I am able to walk and be normal again. It is hard leaving my girls, who I loved dearly and they love me dearly; and also the only son I ever had and loved Gary (son-in-law). All of their patience, care and adoring love helped me through the past few years of my life while I lived with them in their home. I realize that I am leaving behind a legacy of strong independent women. They prepared me for my journey. I will miss my family and my dogs, Claire and Zoe; but we will all meet again. It is my request that there only be a celebration with friends to be held in October near my birthday, with laughter, music and food to share memories of my 75 years of life. Mark your calendars and celebrate. After all, I am at peace in my new life with my Lord. There are so many people from Parkwest [Medical Center] and NHC who helped me during these past few years. Some who absolutely must be mentioned are my dear doctor, Edward Newman, all my friends at Fresenius Dialysis staff and patients, Barbara Mix (who if I didn’t know better was my daughter) and Lou Godessa, my dear friend. I will think of each one of you every day and wait for your return. Please make any donations to the American Diabetes Association and the National Kidney Foundation to find cures for the diseases I fought for 10 years. Love to all of you!”

• HORSFALL, Jeff “Yank,”
age 40, of Farragut, passed away suddenly Saturday, June 7, 2008. Jeff was a boat broker. He was a veteran of the Persian Gulf War. He was an avid boater, loved to fish and enjoyed the outdoors. Jeff was preceded in death by his stepmother, Pat Horsfall. He was a very loving father and is survived by his son, Dalton Horsfall; ex-wife, Gina Pressello Horsfall, both of Farragut; mother and stepfather, Patsy and Gene Lance of Tampa, Fla.; father, Curt Horsfall of Mentor, Ohio; sisters, Joann Horsfall, Ruth Richmond and husband, Orson, both of Mentor; brother, Michael Horsfall and wife, Lisa of Eastlake, Ohio; several nieces and nephews. The family received friends Friday followed by a memorial service with the Rev. Brad Brinson officiating. Full military honors conferred by the East Tennessee Veterans Honor Guard. In lieu of flowers, a trust fund is being established at First Tennessee Bank for his son’s education.

• DeMARANVILLE, Darlene A. (Lang),
of Farragut, died June 11, 2008. Survived by husband, Robert; daughters and sons-in-law, Dianna Reibman and husband, Ron, Tyla Jackson and husband, Dave; grandchildren, Matt and Mark Reibman, Kaylee (Hess) Swinney and Andrew Hess; step grandson, Derrick Hess. All services were private for family members only. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, the family requests no flowers.

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