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• BROWNING, Louis Avon,
age 92 of Knoxville died Tuesday, May 31, 2011, at Shannondale Nursing Care Facility. Mr. Browning was born Sept. 17, 1918, in Pearson, Ga., the youngest child of Viola Guest Browning and Henry Floyd Browning. He grew up in Brunswick, Ga., where he distinguished himself as an athlete at Glynn Academy. He attended Austin Peay University in Clarksville on a football scholarship before entering military service in 1941. During World War II, he became one of only 26 American glider pilots to participate, as volunteers, in the Ladbroke Mission into Sicily in July 1943. Through the years, he has been active in the National World War II Glider Pilot Association attending their national conventions in different parts of the United States where he enjoyed reunions with his army “brothers.” After World War II, Louis completed his education at Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Ga., with a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering. On June 29, 1947, he and Emily Pryor were married in Douglas. His early business career included surveying and general contracting. He then joined Armco Steel Corporation as a sales engineer and enjoyed a long and interesting career as a specialist in steel pipe products, retiring from the company in 1983. Shortly thereafter, Louis came out of retirement serving the Knoxville area as a civil engineering consultant. He was a long-time member of Church Street Methodist Church, Kiwanis Club of Knoxville and The Professional Society of Civil Engineers, Tennessee Chapter which he served as president, as well as other civic and community organizations. He is survived by his wife, Emily Pryor Browning; son, Louis Avon Browning Jr.; daughter and son-in-law, Mimi and Milton Turner; daughter-in-law, Virginia Bond Browning; six grandchildren; five great grandchildren; brother-in-law, Luther McBride Pryor; and sister-in-law, Jo Pryor; seven step-grandchildren; six step great-grandchildren; two adopted grandchildren; three adopted great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service was Thursday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel with the Rev. Cabel Trent and the Rev. Andy Ferguson officiating. Interment was Friday at East Tennessee Veterans Cemetery off Lyons View Drive with full military honors. Friends and family 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. Send online condolences to www.rosemortuary.com

• ANDREWS, Imogene “Jean” K.,
age 83, of Knoxville passed away to be with the Lord Monday, May 30, 2011. She was of the Baptist faith. Jean was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She enjoyed gardening, tending to her flowers, and especially, spending time with her family. Jean was preceded in death by her husband, Grover G. Andrews; brothers, Fred C. King, Arlie B. King, Howard K. King and Leo King. She is survived by her three daughters; Brenda Nix, Shirley Coker and husband, Steve, and Leslie Bornhoeft and husband, John; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service was Thursday, June 2, 2011, in Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel with Pastor Michael Thomas officiating. Graveside service was Friday at Bells Campground Cemetery in Powell. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike, served the Andrews family. www.clickfuneralhome.com



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