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• McCLOSKEY, F. G. “Mac,”
age 94, of Farragut, formerly of East Pittsburgh, Pa., and Johnson City, passed away Wednesday afternoon, June 18, 2008. Mac was a member of St. John Neumann Catholic Church. He was a veteran of World War II serving with the U.S. Navy in the South Pacific. He was a graduate of Penn State University and a member of Kappa Sigma fraternity. Mac was president of Columbus Electric Manufacturing Company until his retirement. He was an avid gardener, fisherman and golfer, and was a member of Fox Den Country Club. Mac was preceded in death by his wife, Gay McCloskey. He is survived by his children, Claudia Weber and husband, Pete of Nashville, Fred McCloskey and wife, Debbie of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., Kevin McCloskey of Lenoir City, Laura Miller and husband, Kip of Knoxville; grandchildren, Dr. Rick Mynark of Bloomington, Ind., Jessica Miller of Seattle, Wash., Hannah Thatcher and husband, Kenny, Ben Miller and Emily Miller, both of Knoxville. The family received friends Friday at The Sacred Heart of Jesus Cathedral with a mass following. Interment followed in the East Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery with full military honors conferred by the Volunteer State Veterans Honor Guard. The McCloskey family expressed its appreciation to the staff of NHC Cavett Hill for the care and love that was extended to their father. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the St. John Neumann Catholic Church Building Fund, 645 St. John Court, Farragut, TN 37934.

• MARION, Fred Edward,
age 89, passed away Monday evening, June 16, 2008, at his home on Jenkins Lane in Knoxville. Fred was a member and elder of Virtue Cumberland Presbyterian Church. He was a veteran of World War II serving with the U.S. Army in the European Theatre from 1942 until 1945. He drove three million miles for the Tennessee Carolina Transportation Company and retired after 28 years of service. His CB name was “Big Wheel.” Fred was interested in cars of all kinds, but especially antique cars. He was a member of the Smokey Mountain Model A Club. He was preceded in death by his wife, Goldie Marion; parents, Garrett and Pearl Marion; brothers, Virgil, Carson and Charles Marion. Fred is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Mary and the Rev. Don Acton; grandchildren, Tanda Solomon and husband, Walter of Knoxville, Tara Acton of Knoxville, Preble Acton of Eagleville, and John Fredrick Acton of Lascassas; great-grandchildren, Caroline Solomon, Evan Acton, John Patrick Solomon, David Acton and Brittney Goode; brother, Alex Marion; several nieces, nephews and many, many friends. The family received friends at Virtue Cumberland Presbyterian Church with funeral services to follow with the Rev. Acton officiating. Interment followed in Virtue Cemetery with full military honors conferred by the East Tennessee Veterans Honor Guard. Serving as pallbearers: Dana Marion, Charles Marion, Mark Marion, John Fredrick Acton, Walter Solomon, Evan Acton Morton, John Patrick Solomon and David Acton. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to James H. Quillen Veterans Administration Medical Center, P.O. Box 4000 (135), Mountain Home, TN 37864. Please include on the check “In Memory of Fred Marion.”

FROST, Richard Robert,
age 71, passed away Friday, June 13, 2008. Richard served in the U.S. Navy and was a member of the commissioning crew on the USS Enterprise. He graduated from St. Martin’s College in Olympia, Wash.; and retired from Raytheon E&C in 2000. He is preceded in death by his father, Robert L. Frost; mother, Mira Philomena Thorp Frost Daly; stepfather, Timothy J. Daly; and brother, Michael J. Daly. He is survived by his wife, Rose Michelle Murray Frost; daughter, Mary Elizabeth Davis; and grandson, Charlie of Olympia; son, Charles E. Frost; and daughter-in-law, Jerra; grandchildren, Joy Rose and Christopher J.; son, Timothy F. Frost; and daughter-in-law, Amy; grandchildren, Christopher T. and Emily Anne; and daughter, Caithlin L. Frost, all of Knoxville; brother, Brian F. Daly; and sister-in-law, Lynn S. Daly of Citrus Heights, Calif.; numerous nieces, nephews, and in-laws. The Frost family would like to offer special thanks to the staff of the Tennessee Cancer Specialists at the Tower at Parkwest, and the fifth floor staff at Parkwest Medical Center for its care, support and many kindnesses. A funeral mass was celebrated Wednesday at The Cathedral of the Sacred Heart of Jesus with the Rev. T. Allen Humbrecht officiating. Interment followed at Pleasant Forest Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials may be made to: American Cancer Society – East Region, 871 Weisgarber Road, Knoxville, TN 37909. The family received friends Tuesday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.

• BOOKER, Alice Laura (Relyea),
81, of Knoxville, passed away at the Parkwest Medical Center May 18, 2008. She was born in Waterbuy, Conn., and earned a degree in library science at Simmons College in Boston, Mass. She held positions with the U.S. Army Quarter Master Group in Philadelphia, Pa., at Washington University in St. Louis, Mo., and other locations. Later, she used her talents at St. Peters Church, Glenside, in the Philadelphia area, and was an active member of the local Church and Synagogue Library Associaton. She is survived by her husband, Ralph Booker; three children, David Booker, Joyce Booker and Dorothy Weekley; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild; brother and sister-in-law, Peter and Helen Relyea of Aguila, Ariz. She was a member of the Church of the Good Samaritan for 27 years and wanted her ashes to buried in the church’s memorial garden.

• ARNOLD, Virginia Ellen “Ginger,”
age 57, passed away peacefully June 18, 2008, at her Knoxville home surrounded by her loving family and friends. She was a member of Grace Seventh Day Adventist Church and worked for East Tennessee Children’s Hospital Home Health Care for the past 10 years. Ginger was preceded in death by her husband, Mark Arnold, who died June 23, 2007; father, Charles Mitchell; father-in-law and mother-in-law, George and Margaret Eckerd; and nephew, Christopher Nathaniel Sherlin. Ginger is survived by her loving and devoted daughters, Emily Megan Arnold and Erin Michelle Arnold; mother, Anjil Mitchell; brothers and sisters-in-law, James Allen and Rhonda Mitchell, Charles Wesley and Carole Mitchell; sisters and brothers-in-law, Regina Ann and Danny Haggard, Mary Lou and Larry Wilson; nieces and nephews Jason, Matthew, Katie, Charlie, Ryan, Patti and Anastasia. Ginger loved the Lord and had great faith, loved her two daughters and family, loved her work, patients, and co-workers, loved her three pets, Teddy, Kitty and EB, loved to sew, work in her garden and tend her flowers, she loved to cook and was an avid reader and crafter. Ginger also was an accomplished pianist and flutist who loved her family pets and all other animals. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. The family received friends Saturday followed by a memorial service at Grace Seventh Day Adventist Church with Pastor Davis Brass and Pastor Ronald Follett officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery. The family requests that memorials be made to East Tennessee Children’s Hospital, Development Office, 2018 Clinch Ave., Knoxville, TN 37916 or Grace Seventh Day Adventist Church, 9123 Northshore Dr., Knoxville, TN 37919. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.

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