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• NIXON, Kim Wade,
54, of Maryville passed away Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011. Born in Midland, Texas, Kim grew up in New Orleans, La. She graduated from the University of Tennessee, Class of 1978, with high honors, and attained a Master of Fine Arts degree from Indiana University, Bloomington, in 1981. She is survived by her immediate family: husband, Robert Wade; sons, Paris and Alex Wade; brothers, Nick Nixon and wife, Maggie, Terry Nixon and wife, Terri. Kim, you touched more people than you will ever know in so many ways. We will miss your beauty, femininity, charm, humor and beautiful hands. You were a true artist every waking moment who created visual beauty that will always surround us. You and your love are forever intertwined in our lives. Thank you to all of you who have supported us through this time. We ask that in lieu of flowers, please send donations in the name of Kim Wade Nixon to: Cancer Support Community of East Tennessee, 2230 Sutherland Ave., Knoxville, TN 37919-2350. There will be a gathering of friends to celebrate Kim’s life at a later date. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike, is serving the family of Kim Wade Nixon.

• LENT, Roger,
age 67, of Knoxville passed away Sunday evening, Feb. 13, 2011. Roger was a member of Knoxville First Seventh Day Adventist Church. He was a former employee of TRW CARR Automotive Division. He was an extra class amateur radio operator, call sign AI4VT, and an avid researcher in the fields of radio, TV, electronics and natural medicines. Roger was adored and admired by his family and friends for his loving heart, his passion for life, his independence and strong will to live through his battle with cancer, and his immense faith in the Lord. He is survived by his wife, Marilyn Lent; daughter, Katie Moon; son, Eric Parker Lent. A Celebration of Life will be at 4 p.m., Sunday, March 6, at Knoxville 1st Seventh Day Adventist Church with the Rev. Ed Komorowski officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to: Muscular Dystrophy Association, P.O. Box 78960, Phoenix, AZ 85062-8960, or online at Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike, served the Lent family.

• HUGHES Sr., Stephen “Steve” Joseph,
age 77, of Schenectady, N.Y., died peacefully Thursday evening, Feb. 17, 2011. Steve was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Scotia, N.Y. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during the Korean Conflict. Steve was a driver for the state of New York. He was an avid gardener, who loved taking care of his flowers and was a long-time New York Yankees fan. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and a true family man. Steve was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Alice Marie Hughes; parents, Kenneth and Anne Hughes; brother, Dennis Hughes. Steve is survived by his sons, Jeffrey Hughes and wife, Kathleen, Kenneth Hughes and wife, Susanna, Stephen Hughes Jr.; daughter, Allison Maldonado and husband, Ivan; 11 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; siblings and many loving nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Life was Saturday at Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel with Father Charlie Donahue officiating. The Hughes family would like to express their sincere appreciation to Parkwest Medical Center and Hospice. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: John XXIII Catholic Church, 1710 Melrose Place, Knoxville, TN 37916-3417. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike, served the Hughes family.

• LAMARCHE Sr., Louis J.,
100, passed away Friday, Feb. 11, 2011. Mr. LaMarche was born Feb. 10, 1911, in Worcester, Mass, a son of the late Exeard LaMarche and Josephine Matilda Belair. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Emma Helen LaMarche; his parents; and 14 of his 15 siblings. Mr. LaMarche was employed by the U.S. Department of Navy, Charleston Navy Yard, for 30 years. He retired as foreman of the Electro Plating Department in 1970. Mr. LaMarche attended the Citadel and had an Associate Degree in chemistry. He received numerous awards by the Department of the Navy for his work in the Charleston Navy Yard. Mr. LaMarche was an enthusiastic antique collector and repairman/plater for many antique dealers in the Charleston area. He enjoyed this hobby as a spare-time enthusiast. Mr. LaMarche was a long-standing member of St. John’s Catholic Church in North Charleston and of Christ Our King Parish of Mt. Pleasant. He is survived by his son, Louis J. LaMarche Jr. and his wife, Mary Dorothy of Farragut, TN; two daughters, Carol L. Nathanson and her husband, Lewis and Barbara L. Holst and her husband, L. Thomas; a sister, Emma Lier; 10 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. A mass of Christian Burial was Monday, Feb. 14, 2011, at Christ Our King Catholic Church, Mt. Pleasant. Entombment followed at Mt. Pleasant Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, the family request memorials be made to: St. Vincent DePaul Society, c/o Christ Our King Catholic Church, 1122 Russell Drive, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464. Arrangements by McAlister-Smith Funeral Home, Mt. Pleasant Chapel. Condolences may be sent via

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