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• HUNTLEY, W. Richard “Dick,”
age 81, of Knoxville, went to be with the Lord Sunday, March 20, 2011. Dick was a 1947 graduate of Hancock High School, Minn., and 1951 mechanical engineering graduate of North Dakota State University. He was employed at Oak Ridge National Laboratory for 37 years working on interesting projects. In 1954 he attended Naval Officer Candidate School and was commissioned as an ensign to serve at China Lake Naval Ordinance Test Station in California responsible for construction contract administration projects. Dick’s love of rural living and farming in Minnesota resulted in their purchase of a farm in 1951 in Concord. After retirement in 1988 Dick and Betty also enjoyed international travel. They joined Union Cumberland Presbyterian Church in 1962 and have remained active in that denomination with a passion for youth ministry. More recently they have been active members at Faith Fellowship Cumberland Presbyterian Church where he enjoyed serving on the planning and maintenance committee. Dick was preceded in death by his parents, Max and Emma Huntley; stepmother, Edelweiss; and sister, Lois Bell. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Betty Huntley; children, Kim and Brooks Knott, David Huntley, Steven and Connie Huntley and Dean and Miriam Huntley; seven grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law, Don and Jody Huntley. A celebration of life was Wednesday at Faith Fellowship CP Church with the Rev. Dr. Jeff L. Sledge officiating. Family and friends gathered Thursday for graveside services at Union Cemetery. Memorials may be mailed to: Faith Fellowship CP Church, P.O. Box 24162, Knoxville, TN 37933. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike, served the Huntley family.

• SGROI, Lena,
age 84, of Farragut, formerly of Clermont, Fla., and Long Island, N.Y., passed away early Wednesday morning, March 23, 2011, at Brakebill Nursing Home. Lena was of the Catholic faith and attended parochial school where she sang in the choir and learned the fine art of needlework. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Lena was raised in Brooklyn. She became a seamstress at the age of 14 and retired after 40 years in the fashion industry as production manager for a top New York designer. Her favorite hobbies were cooking and interior design. Lena was preceded in death by her husband, Antonio Sgroi. She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Anthony and Betsy Sgroi, Ronald Sgroi and Gregory and Kathy Sgroi; three grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; sister-in-law, Mary Asaro. A mass was celebrated Monday, March 28, at St. John Neumann Catholic Church with Father Patrick Garrity celebrant. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike, served the Sgroi family.

• MOIR, Olivia “Libbi” Jean,
67, owner/operator of Crosstie Stables in Strawberry Plains, passed away after a brief illness Friday, March 25, 2011, at St. Mary’s Jefferson Memorial. Libbi was preceded in death by mother and father, Clyde and Velma Mulkey; sisters, Patsy Mulkey and Sheila Cross Alexander. Survived by husband of 46 years, George “Butch” Moir; son, Johnny Moir; daughter and son-in-law, Stacy and Joe Price; brothers and sisters, Bobbie Medley, Wilma Scott (Virgil), Johnny Mulkey, Linda Shackelford (Jess), Tereasa Noe (Ronnie) and Gene Mulkey; sister-in-law, Sharon “Putsy” Kinder, many nieces and nephews; many special friends at Crosstie Stables (two- and four-legged). Those who knew Libbi knew her best as an avid horse woman; she ran Crosstie Stables for the last 20 years and loved every single day of it. A Celebration of Life Service was Monday, March 28, 2011, at Thorngrove Christian Church, Strawberry Plains, with the Rev. Joel Rood officiating. Those who wish to send a memorial in lieu of flowers, please contribute to: Horse Haven of Tennessee, P.O. Box 22841, Knoxville, TN 37933; Young-Williams Animal Shelter, 3201 Division St., Knoxville, TN 37919; or Thorngrove Christian Church, 728 Carter School Road, Strawberry Plains, TN 37871. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike, served the family of Libbi Moir.

• PHILLIPS, Mary Janice Horne,
of Knoxville passed away at Parkwest Medical Center early Friday morning after an unexpected illness with her husband and sons at her side. Janice was born on July 8, 1935, in Ashland, Ala. She was a majorette then cheerleader at Clay County High School where she met her husband of 56 years, E. Avery Phillips Jr. They moved to Knoxville in 1959. Her sons, Robert P. “Bobby” and Daniel G. “Dan” Phillips, are proud of her and are thankful that she raised us as she did. She had a green thumb — every flower or plant that she touched flourished. She bowled In Knoxville bowling leagues for years, winning box loads of trophies but would never display them. She shared a gift of baking with her daughter-in law, Kimberly Baldwin Phillips. We will miss her special fudge and sand tarts. She was on the board of Knoxville Symphony League where she was the co-chair of the 2011 Show House. She really enjoyed the symphony events and the camaraderie with her friends/members. She and her brother, Paul S. Horne, inherited an immaculate touch. Her home and appearance was always impeccable. She loved relaxing at their lake house on Lake Martin in Alabama. She will be missed by her Boston terrier, Bugsy, who she could never resist. She was an avid Auburn fan — and boy did we have fun watching football games in 2010!!! She loved her family. A Celebration of Life was Sunday at Ebenezer United Methodist Church with the Rev. Ann Robins officiating. Graveside services were Monday at Lineville City Cemetery, Ala. In lieu of flowers, kindly consider a donation in memory of Janice to: Ebenezer United Methodist Church, 1001 Ebenezer Road, Knoxville, TN 37923 or Knoxville Symphony League, Box 360, Knoxville, TN 37901-0360. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike, served the Phillips family.

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