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• DOUGHERTY, Tom Simpson,
age 87, of Knoxville, formerly of Russellville, passed away Wednesday, April 27, 2011. Tom was a member of Concord Presbyterian Church but had recently attended Virtue Cumberland Presbyterian Church. He was a veteran of World War II serving with the U.S. Army. Tom was a retired mechanical engineer from TVA after 31 years of service. He was preceded in death by his wife, Caroline Russell Dougherty; daughter, Ann Dougherty Knight. He is survived by his children, Tommy Dougherty and wife, Susie, Drew Dougherty, Ellen Glennon, Clara Tolbert and husband, Todd; four grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service was Sunday at Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel with the Rev. Mark Allison officiating. Interment followed in Pleasant Forest Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Juvenile Diabetes Association, www.jdrf.org. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 1915 Kingston Pike, served the Dougherty family. www.clickfuneralhome.com

• NICELY, Matthew Aaron,
age 27, of Knoxville passed away suddenly Saturday morning, April 23, 2011. Matthew was a chef at Cru. He was an avid outdoorsman and very proud of his service to our country in the U.S. Marine Corps. Matthew was preceded in death by his grandfather, Elden Nicely. He is survived by his mother, Cheryl Helms Nicely; father, Dr. Eric Nicely; sister, Hannah Sanford and husband, Tyler and their children; maternal grandparents, Jim and Mary Lou Helms; paternal grandmother, Alice Nicely Ownby; aunt, Vicki Towe; uncle, Bret Nicely. A Celebration of Life was Wednesday with the Rev. Tommy Campbell officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Wounded Warriors Project, www.woundedwarriorproject.org. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike, served the family of Matthew Nicely. www.clickfuneralhome.com

• SPENCER, Lois,
age 67, of Knoxville passed away Friday evening, April 29, 2011, after a long battle with cardiac problems and three open heart surgeries. Lois was a member of Farragut Presbyterian Church. She was a former employee of Tennessee Valley Title Company. She was an avid gardener. Lois is survived by her husband of 39 years, Vic Spencer; son, Scott Spencer; sister, Jane Tozer; several nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Life was Wednesday, May 4, at Farragut Presbyterian Church, 209 Jamestowne Blvd., in Farragut with Dr. Thom Nelson and the Rev. Colleen EM Maillie officiating. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike, served the Spencer family. www.clickfuneralhome.com

• BARNES, Walter Self “Buck,”
age 73, of Louisville, passed away Wednesday, April 27, 2011. Walter was born in Knoxville Dec. 20, 1937. He developed his interest in airplanes and flying from his grandfather, Walter I, Self, owner of the first airport in Knoxville, and took flying lessons as a teenager at Island Home Airport. As a boy, he won the Knoxville Journal Carriers’ contest to meet Gen. Douglass MacArthur. He graduated from Young High in 1955 and from The University of Tennessee in 1964 as an industrial engineer. Walter served in the U.S. Army at Ft. Bliss, Texas. He worked for General Electric Corp. and retired from Owens Corning Fiberglass. He was awarded AIIE’s 1976 Engineer of the Year. An avid genealogist, Walter’s research qualified his family for First Families of Tennessee. His interest in technology led to his affinity for photography, computers, amateur radio, and electronics. Boy Scouts, gardening, sailing and camping evolved from his love of the outdoors. He was a skilled woodworker, building many items for his family. For many years he has been a loyal dittohead. Walter was preceded in death by parents, Clarence Haynes Barnes and Helen Self Barnes; and nephew, Nick Walley. He is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Minga Bohlmann Barnes; sons, Lawrence Edward (Kim), Russell Haynes (Charitie) and Walter Keefe (Gilvania); four grandchildren; sister, Roberta Pedigo (Tom); sisters-in-law, Gerre Walley (Stephan) and Lynn Cain (Steve); nephews, James and Jef Damewood, Todd Pedigo; and numerous relatives. A private graveside service with Full Military Honors was Tuesday at Woodlawn Cemetery. Memorials may be sent to: American Cancer Society, 871 N Weisgarber Road, Knoxville, TN 37909 or a charity of your choice. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. www.rosemortuary.com

• SOTHMAN, Evelyn,
age 72, of West Knoxville passed away suddenly Tuesday, April 26, 2011, at her home. Evelyn was a member of All Saints Catholic Church. She enjoyed knitting and serving as a voting official in Knox County. Evelyn was preceded in death by her husband of 35 years, E. Peter Sothman. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Patricia and Chris Vinyard; a granddaughter; and her brother, Harry Cringle. A funeral mass was Thursday at All Saints Catholic Church, Cedar Bluff Road, with Father Michael Woods, celebrant. Graveside service was Friday at East Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Catholic Charities, 3009 Lake Brook Blvd., Knoxville, TN 37909. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel served the Sothman family. www.clickfuneralhome.com



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