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• BATES, Daniel Caylep,
age 78, of Farragut, passed away Monday, May 30, 2011, at his home after a blessedly short battle with cancer. Dan Bates was born in Archville, Polk County, in 1933 to Frederick and Blanche Bates. They moved the family to Loudon when Dan was in sixth grade. He met his wife, Peggy, in high school, but they didn’t date until college and married Dec. 21, 1956, the same month he graduated from The University of Tennessee. Two months after marrying, Dan entered the U.S. Navy as an ensign, serving our country for nearly four years, including 18 months on the USS Intrepid, which is now a museum harbored in New York City. He left the Navy in 1960 as a lieutenant junior grade and went to work in Knoxville for Humble Oil and Refining Company, the predecessor of Exxon/Mobile. He remained with the company until his retirement in 1992. Dan was extremely proud of his children, always challenging them to be the best they could be while supporting their interests and passions. His youngest daughter, Rachel, excelled in basketball, volleyball and golf at Farragut High School. Dan’s son, Bill, also was a standout in sports at Farragut High School where he played both basketball and football. He committed to the UT football team in 1979 under coach Johnny Majors and started his very first game as a freshman. After four winning seasons at UT, Bill signed with the Dallas Cowboys in 1983 and played 15 years, winning three Super Bowls — 1992, 1993 and 1995. Dan’s oldest daughter, Rosemary, also graduated from Farragut High School and was a reporter in both newspapers and television, working at WBIR in Knoxville and later WSMV in Nashville. She has several Emmy Awards, a Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award and a permanent exhibit in the Museum of Broadcasting in New York. She currently works as the special projects director for the mayor’s office in Gallatin. While Dan Bates did not grow up in Farragut, he made it home more than half his life and has left a legacy in the community. He was president of the Boosters Club that raised funds to build the Admiral’s current football stadium. And, for 16 years, many people knew him through his volunteer work running the free income tax assistance program in Farragut. He is survived by his wife, Peggy Jane Graham Bates; daughter, Rosemary Denise Bates; son, William “Bill” Frederick Bates, and his wife, Denise; daughter, Rachel Jane Bellefeuille, and her husband, Lincoln; sister, Vivian Ruth Hixon and her husband, Jim; sister, Panthea Priscilla Conner and her husband, Lonny; eight grandchildren; brother-in-law, James “Jim” Rufus Graham; and several nieces and nephews. Graveside service was Tuesday, May 31, 2011, at Loudon County Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Steve Peek officiating. His family requests that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to: Building Fund of First Baptist Concord, 11704 Kingston Pike, Farragut, TN 37934. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike, served the Bates family.

• TRENT, M.D., Lucian Williams,
age 90, of Knoxville, passed away Saturday, May 28, 2011, at Ft. Sanders Regional Medical Center. Dr. Trent was born July 20, 1920, in Knoxville. He attended Old Knoxville High School where he was a member of the Class of 1938. He went to The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and graduated from UT Medical School, Memphis, in 1944. Post graduate training at Gallinger Municipal Hospital, Sloan – Kettering, John Gaston Hospital, and the Lahey Clinic. He practiced surgery for 38 years at Ft. Sanders. Dr. Trent was a member of the American Board of Surgery, Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, Southeastern Surgical Con-gress, Tennessee Medical Association and the Knoxville Academy of Med-icine. He was involved in teaching medical students at UT Medical Center. Dr. Trent was a member of Optimist Club of Knoxville, former member of Cherokee Country Club, and a lifelong member of Church Street United Methodist Church. He served his country as a flight surgeon in World War II. He was an avid tennis player. Survived by wife, Anne Grinnell Trent; son and daughter-in-law, William Franklin Trent M.D. and Annette Trent; son and daughter-in-law, Robert Grinnell Trent M.D. and Amy Trent; son and daughter-in-law, Stephen Brabson Trent and Velva Trent; daughter and son-in-law, Melissa Trent Bornemann and Craig Bornemann; seven grandchildren. Funeral service was Tuesday, May 31, at Church Street United Methodist Church with the Rev. Andy Ferguson, the Rev. Cabel Trent, the Rev. Darryll Rasnake and the Rev. Sarah Varnell officiating. Interment followed at Highland Memorial Cemetery. Serving as active pallbearers: Joe Anderson, Gregory Hoover, Steven Sterling, Bryan Mayo, John Felton, Craig Bornemann, Paul Wohlford and Mike Crawford. Honorary pallbearers: Dr. and Mrs. Walter Beahm, Mr. and Mrs. Waldo Bornemann and Mr. and Mrs. David Alley Sr. Friends who wish are requested to make memorial contributions to: Church Street UMC, P.O. Box 1303, Knoxville, TN 37901. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.

• HUTCHENS, Dewayne “Debo,”
age 29, of Knoxville, went home to be with the Lord May 25, 2011. He will be greatly missed by family, friends and loved ones. Debo was a loving husband, father, son and brother. He was preceded in death by grandfathers, Archie Hutchens, Charlie Martin and Sam Fortner. Debo is survived by his wife, Lisa Hutchens; sons, David, Nicholas and Brandon Hutchens; parents, Michael Hutchens, Sharron Martin; sister, Brittany Hutchens; brother, Joshua Hutchens and wife, Brooke; special niece, Abby Hutchens; grandmothers, Faye Hutchens, Sharon K. Martin; great-grandmother, Trula Fortner; father and mother-in-law, Charlie and Debbie Hicks; many aunts, uncles and cousins. Graveside service was Tuesday at Oak Ridge Memorial Park. Memorials may be made at SunTrust Bank (account number: 1000136553350) for the Hutchens family. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike, served the Hutchens family.

• FAULKENBERRY, Jason “Reid,”
age 40, of Knoxville, formerly of Rock Hill, S.C., went to be with his Lord May 22, 2011. Reid was a member of Fellowship Church. He was a loving and devoted husband and father. Reid was passionate about his family, friendships and his work. He was preceded in death by his brother, Derek Faulkenberry. Reid is survived by his wife, Jana Faulkenberry; children, Sydney, Joseph, Rebecca, Andrew and Noah; parents, Jerry and Helen Faulkenberry; sister, Heather Everhart and husband, Jason; sisters-in-law, Lisa Faulkenberry and Jackee Brothers; mother-in-law, Dianne Dempsey; nieces and nephews, David, Jordain, Emma, Jack and Henry; many friends and co-workers. A Celebration of Life was Thursday, June 2, 2011 at Fellowship Church. Memorials may be made to: Fellowship Church. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike, served the Faulkenberry family.

• HARTLEY, William Edward “Ed,”
age 79, of Knoxville, passed away suddenly Thursday evening surrounded by friends at his church, Concord United Methodist. Ed was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He was retired from Simplex Time Recorder Company. Ed enjoyed volunteering a large amount of time at his church. He was a pilot who loved to fly and also operate radio-controlled airplanes. Ed was an active member of KCRC. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Rachel Hartley; son and daughter-in-law, Eddie and Jody Hartley; daughter and son-in-law, Annette and Dave McDonald; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. A Memorial Service will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, June 4, 2011, at Concord United Methodist Church with the Rev. Brent Hall officiating. The family will receive friends following the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Concord United Methodist Church, 1120 Roane Drive, Farragut, TN 37934. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike, is serving the Hartley family.

• SPIERING, Lyle Herbert,
85, slipped into his Savior’s loving arms at Brakebill Nursing Home in Knoxville early Wednesday, May 25, 2011, following an extended illness. Lyle was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Lakeland, Fla. Born July 31, 1925, in Brownton, Minn., Lyle’s family moved to Florida in 1935 settling in Lakeland when Lyle’s father learned it was the location of St. Paul Lutheran Church. Lyle proudly served his country as a signalman in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was retired from Chevron Oil Company after working 30 years as a field manager. Lyle enjoyed woodworking and restoring classic cars. Lyle was preceded in death by the love of his life, his beloved wife of 61 years, Ruby Spiering; parents, August and Jessie Spiering; brothers, Roy, Gordon and Loren Spiering; and sister, Alice Wesche. He is survived by son, Lyle H. Spiering Jr. and wife, Linda; daughter, Cindy Plummer and husband, David; three grandchildren; sisters, Dorothy Canady and Valaria Govan; brother, Wayne Spiering, and many nieces and nephews. Graveside Service was Monday at Lakeland Memorial Gardens conducted by Pastor Ron Pennekamp. Arrangements by Click Funeral Home and Lakeland Funeral Home & Memorial Gardens.

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