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• RAYFORD, Thomas Ryon,
of Fair Hope Ala., formerly of Knoxville, born Feb. 26 1973, left this world to rest in God’s arms Sunday, June 26, 2011. Ryon was a 1991 graduate of Piggott High School, Piggott, Ark., and was an alumnus of Rhodes College, Memphis. Over the years Ryon worked as a dietary service employee and will be missed by his co-workers and friends at Carroll Place Assisted. He is survived by his parents, Thomas Joseph and Sandra (Bulmer) Rayford of Knoxville; brother, Shane Ross Rayford, his wife, Dawn and their two children. The Rayford family would like to give special thanks to a very dear friend, Jeff Mogg of Fairhope, Ala. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m., Saturday, July 2, at Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel with a Celebration of Life to follow at 2 p.m. with Chaplain Tom Rayford officiating. Memorials may be made to: American Diabetes Association, www.diabetes.org. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike, is serving the Rayford family. www.clickfuneralhome.com.

• BEAMAN, Naome Tereza Hedlund,
age 87, born, May 3, 1924, in Recife, Brazil, of Swedish parents died, Monday, June 20, 2011, at home. Naome graduated from Institute Padro II, San Paulo, Brazil, studied at Institute Nilo Pesana, Rio, Brazil, and attended school in Stockholm, Sweden. She served as linguist for the General Wooten of the U.S. Army Forces in the South Atlantic during World War II. She was a long-standing member of First United Methodist Church and Cherokee Country Club. She was active in the Knoxville Symphony and Dulin Gallery of Art, Knoxville Museum of Art and the National Foundation of the March of Dimes. She was appointed to the White House Commission of Aging and formally served on the executive board of O’Conner Senior Citizens Center and Teen Board of Knoxville. She was preceded in death by her father, W. Samuel Hedlund; and her mother, Viktoria Larsson Hedland; husband, Clarence Beaman Jr.; sister, Lillian Hedlund; and brother-in-law, Frank L. Kerr Jr. Naome was devoted to her family, faith and friends; and had a positive influence on everyone she met. She is survived by her five children, Steven H. Beaman, wife, Judy; David L. Beaman Sr., wife, Susan; Victoria Beaman-Yuille, husband, Bill; Clarence Beaman III; Anne Marie Beaman-Rasmussen, husband, Steve; and four grandchildren. Funeral services were Friday at First United Methodist Church, the Rev. Dan Moore officiating. Interment followed at Highland Memorial Cemetery. Pallbearers: Frank L. Kerr Jr., Alan Kerr, Stanley Kerr, Patrick Martin, Sam Tate and Tuck Tucker. Honorary pallbearers: Lee Beaman, Johnny Walker, Henry Walker, Bob Jefferies, Josh Jefferies, Eddie Jeffries, Al Tate and Sonny Trotter. Friends who wish may make memorial contributions to: First United Methodist Church, 3316 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919; Salvation Army, 409 N. Broadway, Knoxville, TN 37917. Rose Mortuary/Mann Heritage Chapel, 6200 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919. www.rosemortuary.com



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