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• ARNWINE Sr., Jim,
age 70, of Knoxville, formerly of Athens, passed away suddenly Saturday afternoon, April 16, 2011, at his home surrounded by his loving family. Jim spent his early years on a dairy farm in McMinn County. He was president of Arnwine’s Home Furnishings in Knoxville. Jim was very active in the furniture business for 47 years and was a member of several trade associations. Jim was a member of Central Baptist Church of Bearden. He attended Tennessee Tech University in Cookeville. He was a member of the West Knoxville Optimist Club. Jim loved people, and enjoyed a very successful sales career. He was an avid golfer and loved to travel with family. Jim was preceded in death by his father, Ray U. Arnwine; sister-in-law, Teresa Bennett Arnwine. He is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Glenda Murray Arnwine; daughter, Tricia Arnwine Fellers, husband, Joe and their children, Savannah Brooke Humble, John William Fellers and James Wyatt Fellers; son, Jim Arnwine II; mother, Eleice Mason Arnwine; sisters, Maxine Kerley and husband, Warren, Mary Jo Brewer and husband, Carl; brothers, John Arnwine and wife, Shirley, Buck Arnwine and fiancée, Vicki Harrod; sister-in-law, Gail Murray Toomey and husband, Bobby; many uncles, aunts, nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Life was Tuesday in the Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel with the Rev. Mark Moreland officiating. Memorials may be made to: East Tennessee Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike, served the Arnwine family.

• WINKLE Sr., Robert Gordon,
age 81, of Knoxville passed away early Thursday morning, April 21, 2011, at his home. Gordon was of the Baptist faith. He was a retired welder from Oak Ridge National Lab. Gordon was a veteran of World War II serving with the U.S. Army. He was a member of Chota Lodge No. 253 F&AM, Scottish Rite Bodies and was a 32nd degree Mason. Gordon was an avid gardener. He was preceded in death by his parents, William Thomas Winkle and Flora Viola Shook Winkle; sisters, Lucille Odom, Grace Fritts, Mildred Moody, Kate Kammer and Alma Palmer; brothers, Charles, Victor and Billy Winkle. Gordon is survived by his wife of 60 years, Anna Louise Winkle; son and daughter-in-law, Bobby and Teresa Winkle; a granddaughter; two great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Life was Friday in Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel with Chaplain Mike Beach officiating. Serving as honorary Pallbearers: Huey Pickle, Lamar Winkle, Buddy Patterson, Ed Mee, Johnny Sutton, Brent Jenkins, Eric Jenkins, Alex Farmer, Blake Farmer and Billy Thompson. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike, served the Winkle family.

• PARKER, Jessie Mae,
age 89, of Knoxville, formerly of Gaffney, S.C., went to be with the Lord Thursday, April 21, 2011. Jessie Mae was a member of Blue Branch Baptist Church and more recently Parkway Presbyterian Church. Jessie Mae was preceded in death by her husband, Crawford Parker; parents, June and Vernie Coyle; brother, Jack Coyle. Her survivors include, son and daughter-in-law, Rob and Brenda Owensby; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; brother, the Rev. B.F. Coyle; “like a sister,” Maxine Rorex; special relatives, Martha, Teresa and Polly, as well as several nieces and nephews. Graveside service was Saturday at Oak Ridge Memorial Park for graveside services. Serving as honorary pallbearers: Randy Owensby, Kurt Click, Erik Click, Earl Jackson, Jimmy Jackson and Bob Buckner. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike, served the family of Jessie Mae Parker.

• PAPPAS Sr., James “Jim,”
passed away Thursday, April 14, 2011, at his home. He was a self-employed embroiderer. Jim proudly served as a volunteer in the SCAN unit of the Special Services Division of the Knox County Sheriff’s Office. He is survived by his loving wife, Linda H. Pappas; daughter, Nicole Pappas; brother, George Pappas. A chapel service was Tuesday with Dr. Jerry Taylor officiating. Family and friends gathered at East Tennessee Veterans Cemetery Wednesday for committal service at with full military honors provided by Volunteer State Veterans Honor Guard. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.

• MCCONKEY, William Dallas,
age 92, of Knoxville, went home to be with his Heavenly Father April 14, 2011. He loved serving the Lord and was known as a “Great Prayer Warrior.” William was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in World War II. Survived by his loving wife of 70 years, Anna Ruth McConkey; sons and daughter in-laws, Bill and Joyce McConkey, David McConkey, Ronnie and Donna McConkey and Gary and Paula McConkey; brothers, Charlie and wife, Nancy McConkey and Delbert McConkey; sister, Billie Joe Cole; 11 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and several great great-grandchildren. A chapel service was Saturday with the Rev. Eric McConkey and Brother Ed Parton officiating. Graveside service was Sunday, April 17, Highland Memorial Cemetery in Bearden with military honors. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.

• BENNETT Jr., Duane H.,
age 55, went home to be with the Lord on April 16 in Knoxville. Duane was born July 2, 1955, in Rome, Ga. Duane Jr. graduated from The University of Tennessee. He coached his children, Sara Grace and Parker, and refereed basketball for Upward Basketball League in West Palm Beach, Fla. He also coached his son, Parker, in the West Bearden Basketball League in Knoxville. Upon his father’s death five years ago, Duane and his brothers were called upon to manage Manalapan Mining Company, Cloverfork Mining and Excavating, Left Fork Mining Company and B&S Trucking Companies in Harlan, Ky. He was preceded in death by his father, Duane H. Bennett Sr. Duane Jr. is survived by his grateful wife of 18 years, Deborah; loving daughter, Sara Grace, 16; son, Parker, 11; and mother, Eleanor; sister, Susan and her husband, Mark; brother, George and wife, Sheri, and their children; and many more relatives and close friends. A Celebration of Life will be held at 11a.m., Thursday, April 21, in Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel. Interment will be at Wood Lawn Memorial Cemetery in West Palm Beach. Donations may be made in Duane’s memory to: East Tennessee Branch of Juvenile Diabetes Association and Knoxville Branch of American Heart Association. Click Funeral Home, 11915 Kingston Pike, is serving the Bennett family.

• REHDER PhD., John B.,
age 68, of Knoxville passed away suddenly Tuesday afternoon, April 19, 2011. Dr. Rehder was a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather. He was a faithful member of West Hills Baptist Church where he was passionate about singing in the choir. Dr. Rehder earned his masters and doctorate from Louisiana State University in geography in 1969. Dr. Rehder served in the Geography Department at The University of Tennessee for 43 years. He was on the Board of Directors of UT Press and also authored two award-winning books, “Delta Sugar” and “Appalachian Folkways.” His third book is currently being reviewed for publication. Dr. Rehder was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed fishing, camping, boating, skiing and hiking to Mount LeConte. He especially treasured time on the golf course with his son, Ken, and grandson, Allen, and also showering his granddaughter, Emma Caroline, with stuffed animals. Dr. Rehder was preceded in death by his parents, Burk Rehder and Laverne Rehder. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Judy Rehder; daughter, Karen Rehder; son and daughter-in-law, Dr. Ken and Angie Rehder; two grandchildren; brother, Charles “Chuck” Rehder and wife, Jeannie; niece, Katie Rehder; best friend and hiking buddy, Rodney Franks; many friends and church family. A Memorial Service was Friday at West Hills Baptist Church with the Rev. John Pennington officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: West Hills Baptist Church Choir. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike, served the Rehder family.

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