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• SMITH, Charles O.,
age 85, of Knoxville, passed away Monday, May, 2, 2011. He died at home surround by family. Charles was born on Aug. 22, 1925, in Franklin County to the late Raymond and Pearl Smith. He owned the AAAA Paint and Supply Company, Inc., a family business he operated with his wife and sons for many years. He also was a member and former elder of Laurel Church of Christ, as well as a World War II veteran. Charles loved people and was always able to make others laugh. He enjoyed watching and playing golf on the weekends. Charles was preceded in death by his first wife, Maggie Tacket Smith; two brothers, Gilbert (Brownie) and Bill Smith; two grandchildren. He is survived by his wife, Wilma Smith; children, Steve and Melea Smith, Scott and Vickie Smith and David and Theresa Jordan; 11 grandchildren; three children from his previous marriage, Charlene Zick, Dianne and Chuck Ingram and Jerry Smith; seven grandchildren; a sister, Wilma Vincent. Services were at Laurel Church of Christ with Brother Mark Smith officiating. Burial was in Sherwood Memorial Garden. Memorial donations can be made to: Christian Student Center, c/o Laurel Church of Christ, or In SEARCH of the Lord’s Way, P.O. Box 371, Edmond, OK 73083. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.

• LEECH, The Rev. William David,
age 87, died May 2, 2011. He was born Sept. 1, 1923, Ambler, Pa., the fifth son of Charles and Margaret Leech. He was graduated from The University of Pennsylvania, Drexel University and Philadelphia Divinity School with degrees in English, a Master of Science in anthropology, library science and a Master of Divinity, respectively. He married Doris Amy Edna Brown Jan. 6, 1953, in Chambersburg, Pa. He served in many positions in religious and educational settings. In 1988, he retired to Knoxville and served as priest associate, St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church, on capital campaigns for Volunteer Ministry Center and The Episcopal School of Knoxville, where he was a founding trustee. He was an avid reader, gardener, traveler, devoted father and grandfather, who never knew a stranger or missed a current event. He was preceded in death by parents, wife and four brothers. He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Amy and Robert Abercrombie, son and daughter-in-law, William and Martine Leech, six grandchildren; and one great grandson. Interment was Saturday, May 7, in Back Creek Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Mt. Ulla, N.C. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to: St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church Building Fund or The Episcopal School of Knoxville. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike, served the Leech family.

• DRAPER, Marilyn Ann (McMillan),
passed away Wednesday, May 4, 2011, at Parkwest Medical Center after a long and courageous battle with cancer. She was a member of the First Christian Church, Disciples of Christ, Knoxville, and was a choir member for many years. Marilyn was born in Akron, Ohio. During her school years she lived in Indianapolis, Ind. She graduated from Broad Ripple High School, and thereafter attended the Jordan Conservatory of Music to study voice and piano. Marilyn was a past president of the Knoxville Bar Auxiliary, a member of the Akima Club, and the Knoxville Symphony League. She also served as the Coordinator of volunteer workers at the Churches’ Presence at the 1982 World’s Fair. Preceded in death by her beloved grandparents, Jess and Mabel Blackwell of Indianapolis; and her father, Kirk H. McMillan of Wilmington, Ohio. Marilyn is survived by her husband of 54-plus years, Jack B. Draper; sons, Jeffrey B. Draper, David A. Draper; daughter-in-law, Sherry R. Draper; two grandchildren; two sisters, Barbara Mead, PhD, and Carol Lu Knox; and several nieces and nephews. A celebration of life service was Saturday with Dr. Carroll Wallace, minster of First Christian Church, and the Rev. John Stuart, minister of Erin Presbyterian Church, officiated. Interment Private. For any friends who desire to make a memorial contribution, the family requests that such be sent to: Thompson Cares Fund, 9711 Sherrill Blvd., Suite 201, Knoxville, TN 37936. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.

• SOLLARS, Beverly Gay “Granna,”
age 68, of Knoxville went to be with her Lord Saturday morning, May 7, 2011. Gay was an active member of Knoxville Christian Center. She was born in Yorktown, Ind., and lived in Knoxville for 27 years. Gay was preceded in death by her parents, Floyd and Hazel Sollars; and brother, Floyd Sollars Jr. She is survived by her daughter, Tammie Campbell and husband, Roger; a grandson; brother, Ray Lee Sollars; sister, Joanna McKibben; sister-in-law, Betty Sollars; several nieces and a nephew; special friends, Mike Ebeling and family, Traci Hawkins and son, Jared, Kitty Spicer and Gay’s church family at Knoxville Christian Center. A Memorial Service will be held at 7 p.m., Thursday, May 12, at Knoxville Christian Center. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations for funeral expenses. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike, is serving the Sollars family.

• FOURNIQUET, John Michael,
age 43, passed away Wednesday, May 4, 2011. John was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps. He was the internet sales manager at Jim Cogdill Dodge. John loved life, and in 43 years he only had one bad day. He was preceded in death by his father, James Fourniquet; and step-father, Mark Davis. John is survived by the loves of his life, wife, Candice; and daughter, Sophie Fourniquet; mother, Susie Davis; sister, Kelli Fourniquet-Smith; sister-in-law, Dinielle Truitt and husband, Mike; brother-in-law, Richie Hooyman; several nephews; a niece; many Devil Dog brothers and friends. A Celebration of Life was Monday in Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel. Graveside service was Tuesday at East Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery with full military honors. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: The Fourniquet Cancer Fund, c/o Bank of America, 9375 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37922. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike, served the Fourniquet family.

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