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• DAVIS, Mary Elizabeth “Betty,”
died in her home, Thursday morning, March 25, 2010, after a brief illness. Betty was a 50-year member of Broadway Baptist Church. Betty graduated from Central High School and The University of Tennessee with bachelor and master degrees. Betty often joked that she entered college in 1937 and never left. She was the executive secretary of two UT presidents, Andy Holt and Ed Boling, and secretary to Emeritus President Boling. She retired from Dr. Boling’s office in December 2009. Betty is preceded in death by her parents, James Richard Davis and Lucile Davis, grandparents, Jacob and Pauline Lones; brother-in-law, Lt. Cmdr. Kyle Campbell Moore — lost on the USS Indianapolis; and his daughter, Mary Corinne Moore Goldston. She is survived by her sister, Katherine D. Moore; niece, Teresa G. Brown and husband, James L. Brown; great-niece, Jessica L. Wise and husband, Scott Wise, great-nephew, James C. Brown and wife, Ann M. Brown; and several cousins, Rebecca Fouse Regan and her daughters, Gayle Bruner and Karen Britton, Knoxville, Kimberlin Hurson, Indianapolis, Ind., and Betty Paschal Gibson, Memphis. Funeral service was Sunday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel with the Rev. Tim Turley officiating. Family and friends met at Highland Memorial Cemetery for a Monday interment service. In Lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to: Interfaith Health Services, 315 Gill Ave., Knoxville, TN 37917; UT Pride of the Southland Marching Band, 149 Music Building, 1741 Volunteer Blvd., Knoxville, TN 37996, and UT Library Developmental Office, 606 John C. Hodges Library, 1015 Volunteer Blvd., Knoxville, TN 37996-1000. Online condolences could be extended at The family received friends Sunday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.

• ANDERSON Sr., Joseph “Joe” Charles,
age 85, of Knoxville, son of the late Lloyd and Minnie Hash Anderson of Independence, Va., died suddenly Wednesday, March 24, 2010, at Parkwest Medical Center. Joe was a member of Bearden United Methodist Church. He was a former member of Tennessee Highway Patrol and a retired lieutenant of Knoxville Police Department. Following his retirement, he served as a local pastor with United Methodist Church having served as minister of visitation for Trinity United Methodist Church, Oak Ridge, and also as pastor of Heiskell United Methodist Church. Joe was a past state commander Disabled American Veterans, a mason and a shriner. He was an U.S. Army veteran of World War ll. Joe attended Tennessee Wesleyan College where he met his wife of 52 years, Allie June Cooper Anderson, who preceded him in death in 1999. He also was preceded in death by his daughter-in-law, Peggy Cain Anderson; sister, Mary Anderson Disher. Joe is survived by his loving family: sons and daughters-in-law, Joseph Charles Anderson Jr. of Knoxville, the Rev. John Cooper and Susan Anderson of Dayton, Steven Lloyd and Brenda Anderson of Huntsville, Ala.; grandchildren, Bonny Harvel and husband, James, Joseph Charles Anderson III, Andrew Lloyd Anderson and wife, Nora, Elizabeth Ann Anderson, Joshua Michael Anderson; brother, James L. Anderson of Raleigh, N.C.; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service was Sunday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel with the Rev. John C. Anderson, the Rev. Edward D. Nelson officiating. Interment followed at Highland Memorial Cemetery with full military honors presented by Volunteer State Veterans Honor Guard. Pallbearers: Joseph Charles Anderson III, Andrew Lloyd Anderson, Joshua Michael Anderson, James Harvel, Leo Yates Sr., Leo Yates Jr. The family requests memorials may be made to: Tennessee Wesleyan College, Department of Music, 204 E. College St., Athens, TN 37303-3604. The family received friends Sunday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. Online condolences could be extended at

• SOLOD, Jay Lawrence,
age 84, of Knoxville, died Thursday, March 25, 2010, at his home. Jay was born Dec. 12, 1925, in Worcester, Mass., where he lived and attended school until he entered the U.S. Navy during World War II. After serving two years, he was honorably discharges and attended Brown University in Providence, R.I., graduating with a degree in English in 1950. For a brief period of time following graduation, he lived in New York City, N.Y., while pursuing a career in writing as a cub reporter for the New York Post. He spent a year working and traveling Europe and North Africa before returning to the United States. Jay married Fredlyn P. Kovitch and moved to Morristown where he opened Southern Furniture Supply, which he ran successfully until its sale in 1998. Jay made a second home on Cuttyhunk Island off the coast of Massachusetts where he spent summers for 30 years. Jay was never much of a joiner, but every group he participated in gained greatly by his presence. He was famous in Morristown for his work in the Theater Guild and held many executive positions in business organization, most notably as president of the National Cotton Batting Institute. Jay was a wonderful husband, a great father and a loyal friend. The number of people he helped in business over the years cannot be counted as he performed many kindnesses anonymously as a mitzvah should be performed. Jay loved golf, acting and traveling. He was active in community charity functions and was especially proud of how much money people were willing to donate at Theater Guild Fundraisers to hear him not sing … He will be greatly missed. Jay is preceded in death by his parents, Matthew and Amelia Solod; and two sisters, Edith Solod Stryer and Frances Solod Krasnof. Jay is survived by his wife; Donna Geckler Solod; daughters, Lisa Solod-Warren, Margo Solod and her partner, Deborah Miranda, Nina Solod Brodeur and her husband, Mark Brodeur; three grandchildren, Philip Stanhope Lambeth, Matthew Adam Brodeur and Grace Amelia Lambeth; four step-children; and 10 step-grandchildren. A memorial service was Sunday at Temple Beth El with Rabbi Beth Schwartz officiating. Friends and family were invited to the residence following the memorial service. Memorial gifts may be made to: Knoxville Jewish Alliance or Mercy Hospice, 7447 Andersonville Pike, Knoxville, TN 37932. Online condolences could be extended at Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.

• GRAVES, Martha Catherine Kelly,
age 23, of Knoxville, passed away, March 19, 2010. She was born in Irving, Texas, and graduated from Grapevine High School, Texas, in 2006. Martha Catherine was a member of Second Presbyterian Church. She loved scrapbooking, photography, dancing and music. Martha Catherine enjoyed attending Knox Heritage functions to learn more about her local family history. Martha Catherine is a descendant of Knoxville pioneers: the Briscoe, Earnest and Russell families. Martha Catherine was the great-granddaughter of Russell Briscoe, a well-known artist and Knoxville businessman. She inherited her great-grandfathers’ artistic gift and loved to paint and draw. Martha Catherine also is the great-granddaughter of Miami, Fla., pioneer John Barclay Orr. Martha Catherine will be remembered for her sweet disposition and her loving spirit. Martha Catherine was preceded in death by her father, George Barclay Graves; grandparents, Dr. William Graves and Ellen Orr Graves of Miami; grandfather, Lt. William Russell Briscoe Jr. (Knoxville’s first Korean Conflict casualty) and Martha McCrary Briscoe McWhorter. She is survived by her mother, Cathy Briscoe-Graves; brothers, George Barclay Orr Graves Jr. and William Russell Briscoe Graves and fiancée, Janina Giddings. Family and friends met at Old Gray Cemetery for a Saturday graveside service. A memorial service also was Saturday at Second Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Bryan Wilson officiating. The family received friends at a relative’s home following the memorial service. Friends could send their condolences to the family at Arrangements provided by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.

• BELL, Katherine White,
age 100, of Farragut passed away suddenly Friday afternoon March 26, 2010. Katherine was a member of Union Cumberland Presbyterian Church. She was an avid sports fan. She retired from Ideal Electric Company after 40 years of service. Katherine was preceded in death by her husband, J. William Bell; parents, E.J. and Ethel White; and four brothers. She is survived by her sister, Wanda Kalthoff; special nephews, Tim Kalthoff and Jeff Kalthoff, both of Knoxville, Robert (Lynell) Bell of Asheville, N.C.; great-nephews, Matthew (Janet), Jeffrey (Lindsey) and Judson Kalthoff, all of Knoxville; great niece, Shannon (Clay) Carver; great-nephews, Robert III (Dana), David (Rebecca) Bell, all of Asheville. The family received friends Monday at Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel. A Celebration of Life followed with the Rev. Leonard Turner officiating. Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: East Tennessee Diabetes Association or to Union Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 400 Everett Road, Knoxville, TN 37934. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike, served the family of Katherine Bell.

• MARCHANT, Jane Rose,
age 94, of Knoxville, formerly of Chicago, Ill., died Thursday, March 18, 2010, at Shannondale Health Care Center. She was a member of First Church of Christ Scientist, the DAR Admiral Farragut Chapter and was a charter member of the Sequoyah Garden Club. She served on the Board of Lawson-McGhee Library, the Vestal Boys Club and the Red Cross. She also served on the Board for the Hillcrest Nursing Home, the Knox County Juvenile and Teen Center and the Knoxville Urban League. Jane is preceded in death by her husbands, John E. Rose and Lloyd W. Marchant; son, John A. Rose; and daughter, Linda Rose Brown. Jane is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Hank and Kathy Rose; daughter, Merrie Jane Rose Cox, all of Kennesaw, Ga.; and step-son, Mike Marchant; 12 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren; special niece, Sandy Stine of Tampa, Fla. Family and friends met at Woodlawn Cemetery Monday, March 29, 2010, for a graveside service. Friends could call at their convenience at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage chapel or send condolences to:

• ADKINS, Mary Kate Nine,
72, of Powell, died on March 25, 2010. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jesse Ray Adkins; father and mother, Alva and Flossie Nine; and brother, Ray Nine. She leaves behind her daughter, Beverly Adkins Mize; son-in-law, Rick Mize of Knoxville; and her daughter, Linda Adkins of Huntsville, Ala.; as well as her beloved grandchildren, UTCN Joshua Mize and Amanda Mize of Knoxville; her brother, Owen Nine, of Augusta, Ga.; brother and sister-in-law, Ben and Nita Nine of Hickory, N.C.; niece, Diana Nine of Knoxville; cousins, Marie Robinson Jackson and Harley Robinson of Knoxville; and dearest friends, Kirby and Faye Rand of Powell. Mary Kate Nine Adkins was a 1955 graduate of Karns High School and was a lifelong member of Piney Grove Baptist Church. She enjoyed working at Food City in Powell for the past several years, and she loved playing bingo with her bingo buddies every Wednesday. Mary Kate Nine Adkins leaves behind many much-loved co- workers, neighbors, friends and her three cats. The family would like to thank the staff of Select Specialty Care Hospital at Ft. Sanders Regional Medical Center for its excellent care and compassion. Mary Kate Nine Adkins was a loving and caring mother, grandmother and friend, and she will be dearly missed by all who knew her. Funeral service was Saturday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. Family and friends met at East Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery Monday for a graveside service. Online condolences could be extended at The family receive friends Saturday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.

• SMITH, Marjie Dan,
age 52, of Lenoir City passed away suddenly Thursday morning, March 25, 2010, from complications of pneumonia. Marjie was a member of Union Cumberland Presbyterian Church. She was an employee of Mowery Insurance for many years. She was an avid golfer and belonged to several women’s golf associations. Marjie loved and showed horses for many years, and was a member of the Tennessee Quarter Horse Association. Marjie is survived by her parents, C.J. “Jack” and Virginia Everett Smith; sister and brother-in-law, Sandra and Rick Hill; brother and sister-in-law, Ed and Mona Smith, all of Lenoir City; nephews, Denton Hill, Dustin Hill and wife, Mary Beth, and Daryl Smith; great-niece, Chloe Hill; great-nephew, Hunter Hill; many special friends. The family will receive friends Saturday followed by funeral services in the Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel with the Rev. Leonard Turner officiating. Interment followed in Concord Masonic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Union Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 400 Everett Road, Farragut, TN 37934. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike, served the Smith family.

• LANKFORD, Kenneth Neil,
age 70, of Knoxville, passed away Wednesday, March 24, 2010, at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center. He was born April 4, 1939, to the late Earl and Dorothy Pease Lankford. A member of the Baptist faith, Kenneth was the retired co-owner and president of Knox Bradley Mechanical and was a member of the Local 102 Steam Fitters. He is preceded in death by his parents; son, Mike Lankford and faithful friend, Patton. Kenneth is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Carolyn Clemons Lankford; son and daughter-in-law, Chuck and Nicole Lankford; grandchildren, Nick and Logan, all of Knoxville; aunt, Hettie Pease of Sevierville; sisters-in-law, Margaret Hickey of Knoxville, and Jean Edmonson of Indianapolis, Ind.; nieces, Susan Jenson, Ashley Day; nephew, Eric Borcherding. Family and friends met Sunday at Edgewood Cemetery for a graveside service with the Rev. Wayne McMillan and the Rev. Charles Hollifield officiating. Honorary pallbearers, Charlie Berkley, Lloyd Bowers, Doyle Cline, Fred Farley, Dan Foutch, Ralph Fleming, Carlos Hardison, Danny Holbert, Ray Jenkins, Kevin Kenner, Doyle Pettit, Randy Seagle, Rod Ward, Ondes Webster, Bud Whitson and David Wise. The family received friends Saturday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. Online condolences could be extended at

• THOMPSON, Colleen E.,
of Farragut passed away early Saturday morning, March 27, 2010. Colleen was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a social worker at former Chamberlain Memorial Hospital. Colleen was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fletcher McCullouch; and her children’s father, James Merritt Easter Jr. She is survived by her husband, Pete Thompson; daughter and son-in-law, Sherry and David Thompson; son and daughter-in-law, Bud and Katie Easter; beloved step-sons, Mark Thompson and Wynn Thompson and wife, Angela Grimald; grandsons, Chip Marshall, Bryan and wife, B.J. Marney, Michael Lee Marney, Jamie Easter, Britt Easter and fiancée, Janelle Covert; five great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters-in-law, Bob and Betty McCullouch, Vernon and Sharon McCullouch; sister, Mary Williams; several nieces and nephews; special friends, Olen and Pat Ford. Private graveside services were held at East Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery. Memorials may be made to: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 2151, Memphis, TN 38101-2151. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel served the Thompson family.

• WATSON, Bobby “Bob” Lee,
age 74, of Farragut went to be with the Lord Monday, March 22, 2010. Bob was a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather. He was a hot rod enthusiast. Bob retired from Ford Motor Company in Woodhaven Stamping Plant in Michigan after 31 years of service. He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward Lee and Bertha Watson; granddaughter, Alexandra Malkes. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Joann Watson; daughter and son-in-law, Lynn and Bill Malkes; grandchildren, Kaleigh and Billy Malkes; brother and sister-in-law, Jimmie and Ann Watson; sisters, Joyce Mays and Betty Smith and husband, Don; several nieces and nephews. The family received friends Wednesday with Funeral Services following in the Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel with Mr. Paul Phelps officiating. Graveside services followed at Lakeview Cemetery in Lenoir City. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike, served the Watson family.

• HAPUARACHY, Lionel Ranjit,
age 67, of Knoxville and formerly of Wattala, Sri Lanka, died Sunday, March 21, 2010. He was a member of All Saints Catholic Church and retired from Foundation Engineering Contractors, Inc. Lionel is preceded in death by his father, Vincent Hapuarachy; mother, Catherine Hapuarachy; and brother, Gamini Hapuarachy. Lionel is survived by his loving wife, Shanti Hapuarachy; daughter, Sharonne Hapuarachy; son, Shane Hapuarachy; brothers and sister-in-law, Jayantha Hapuarachy, Sumith and Priani Hapuarachy; sisters and brothers-in-law, Elaine and Bertie Weerasinghe and Shanthi and Ivor Bulathsinghala. Funeral mass was celebrated Saturday at All Saints Catholic Church with Father Michael Woods and Father Augustine Idra officiating. Online condolences could be submitted at Arrangements provided by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.

• STOUT, James Shelton,
Pearl Harbor survivor, age 90, of Oak Ridge, passed away Friday, March 26, at NHC Healthcare. He had resided at his home in Oak Ridge from 1965 until his health required that he move into assisted living facilities and then to NHC. Mr. Stout was born in Mountain City April 29, 1919, where he resided until he enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1939, completing Boot Camp in Norfolk, Va. In July 1940, he was transferred to Pearl Harbor where he was assigned to the USS Wasmuth, serving during the Japanese attack. From there, he was assigned to submarine school in Groton, Conn. It was during this time that he met and married Teckla Card on Jan. 22, 1944. After graduation, he went to Key West, Fla., for training. He returned to Groton two months later and commissioned the USS Bream. After three patrols he was transferred to the relief crew in Fremantle, Australia. A month later he transferred to the USS Gabilan. He made three runs on the USS Gabilan. He had just left Tokyo Bay on last patrol when the Japanese surrendered. After his discharge in October 1945, Mr. Stout served a four-year apprenticeship as a tool and die maker. He was recalled during the Korean Conflict where he spent two years on the USS Clamagore submarine. Mr. Stout was proud of his service in the Navy, attending several Pearl Harbor survivors reunions with his wife. He loved to tell his war stories over the years, having been interviewed by the local newspaper and twice by a local news channel. After moving to Oak Ridge in the early 1960s, Mr. Stout was a machinist for more than 25 years at ORNL’s X-10 plant until his retirement. He was actively involved in the Machinists Union Local 480 ending with a role as business representative. He also was very active in local Democratic Party activities and participated in many political events. In earlier years, one of Mr. Stout’s favorite activities was boating, having owned boats for many years. He also loved to take family vacations, with Myrtle Beach being one of his favorite destinations. He also loved to visit family in New Haven, Conn., Mountain City and Johnson City. He had a zest for life, an infectious laugh, and was often considered “the life of the party.” Mr. Stout was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 55 years, Teckla Card; parents, Wiley and Etta Stout of Mountain City; brother, Tol Stout of Johnson City; and special sister-in-law, Dorothy Stout of Johnson City. He is survived by two daughters, Debbie Hudson and husband, Don, of Oak Ridge, Donna Bryan and husband, Tom, of Knoxville; four grandchildren, Ryan and Lindsey Kelley, Mark and Kayla Bryan; sister, Louise Skidmore of Shepherdsville, Ky; and special niece, Elizabeth Lester of Gray; sisters-in-law, Esther Saiano and her husband, Jerry, and Georgia Rascati, all of New Haven; also his very dear friend and neighbor of 45 years, Alice Passmore. The family of Mr. Stout would like to thank the staff of The Estates, especially Cardi, who provided such compassionate care, not only for him, but the family as well; to the staff at NHC, for providing him care with dignity and compassion, especially his nurse, Mattie and also to hospice for the wonderful care they gave to Mr. Stout during his final weeks, especially to Chrissy. The family received friends Monday, March, with funeral services to follow at First United Methodist Church in Oak Ridge with the Rev. Linda Parton officiating. Family and friends gathered Tuesday, March 30, at Oak Ridge Memorial Park with full military honors conferred by the East Tennessee Veterans Honor Guard. Serving as pallbearers: Tom Bryan, Mark Bryan, Ryan Kelley, Don Hudson, Duane Bryan and Don Lester. Any memorials may be made to: The American Cancer Society or to Alzheimer’s Association. Click Funeral Home Hardin Valley Chapel, 10415 Hardin Valley Road, served the Stout family.

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