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• FORD, Preston Allen “Buz,”
age 76, of Knoxville passed away Tuesday morning, March 15, 2011, at his home after a long illness. Buz was a member of Central Baptist Church of Bearden. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. Buz was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, and grew up in Memphis, where he graduated from Memphis State University in 1957. Buz was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving as a pilot. He was president of Ford/Brooks Advertising Agency and was active in the organization of the 1982 World’s Fair. After his retirement, he formed his own company and was a real estate broker with Ford and Associates. In recent years, he was affiliated with Realty Executives. Buz was an avid fisherman and loved to travel. He was preceded in death by his parents, Preston Allen Ford Sr. and Anne Ford; and sister, Gwen Ford Hurd. Buz is survived by his wife of 53 years, Carolyn Ford; children and spouses, Rick and Tammi Ford, Russ and Tracey Ford, Vicki and Alan Hawkins; seven grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and many other family members and friends. A Celebration of Life was at 4 p.m., Sunday, at Central Baptist Church of Bearden with Dr. Lon Shoopman officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: American Heart Association. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike, served the Ford family. www.clickfuneralhome.com

• KAGLEY, Dorothy Katherine,
age 75, of Knoxville went to be with the Lord Monday, March 14, 2011. Dorothy was of the Baptist faith. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Dorothy enjoyed sports, TV and especially her dog, Duchess. She was preceded in death by her parents, V.W. and Mary Kate Smith; and several siblings. Dorothy is survived by her children, Danny R. Kagley (Phyllis), Bobbie J. Key (Michael), Anna M. Ramsey, Katie I. Rouse, Melissa G. Smith (Robert); six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; brother, Billy Joe Smith; sister, Janice June Newcomb; many friends at Guy B. Love Towers; and her closest friend, Shirley Bates. Funeral Services were at Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel with the Rev. Edwin Benton officiating. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike, served the Kagley family. www.clickfuneralhome.com

• CHRISTIANSEN, Carol Clements,
age 60, of Knoxville, formerly of Martin County, Fla., passed away early Wednesday morning, March 16, 2011. Carol was a member of Sacred Heart Cathedral and was a highly respected and loved fifth-grade teacher at Sacred Heart Cathedral School. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, friend and mentor. Carol was born and reared in Yonkers, N.Y. She was a 1972 graduate of SUNY Potsdam. Carol was preceded in death by her parents, Ernest and Joyce (Mortensen) Clements. She is survived by her husband and best friend of 38 years, Robert A. Christiansen; children, Eric Christiansen and wife. Susan, and Anna Christiansen; three grandchildren; siblings, George Clements, Mary Goldman and Ernest Clements; several nieces and nephews; a grand-niece and grand-nephew; and cousins and friends to numerous to count. A mass was Saturday at Sacred Heart Cathedral with The Very Rev. David Boettner and Monsignor Al Humbrecht celebrants. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Second Harvest Foodbank, 922 Delaware Ave., Knoxville, TN 37921, www.secondharvestknox.com. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike, served the Christiansen family. www.clickfuneralhome.com

• PLATILLERO, Dr. Francisco “Paco,”
went peacefully to be with his Lord and Savior Thursday, March 17, 2011, surrounded by his family. Paco was born Oct. 4, 1923, in Alicante, Spain, to Teodoro and Asuncion Platillero. Paco studied to be a teacher and then became a pastor. He studied at the Baptist seminary in Barcelona, Spain, where he met his future bride, Nona McClure, a “freckled face red-headed” missionary. They were married in her hometown of Knoxville March 9, 1957. Paco pastored several churches in South Florida and later returned to Spain as a missionary. Paco was preceded in death by his sister, Amalia Platillero. Paco is survived by his wife of 54 years, Nona McClure Platillero: and six children, Anna P. Garlington, Mary P. Howard, Ruth P. Fournier, John D. Platillero, Joseph D. Platillero and Paul S. Platillero; their spouses; 24 grandchildren; brother, Jose Maria Platillero; and sister, Maruja Platillero Flores of Alicante. Paco was a member of West Park Baptist Church. Graveside service was Monday at Highland Memorial Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests a donation or memorial to: Riovida, Torchbearers International, P.O. Box 2620, Estes Park, CO 80517



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