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• HOLT, Martha Chase,
went to be with her beloved Lord Saturday, July 9, 2011. She was a gracious Southern lady, a wonderful homemaker, hostess supreme, and she will be greatly missed. Martha was born in Lucy and lived in Memphis, Nashville, and Knoxville. She attended South Western College, and graduated from the University of Mississippi, at both of which she was a Chi Omega. She was the widow of Andrew “Andy” D. Holt, former president of The University of Tennessee. Hostessing countless UT functions was a great joy, as was her involvement and leadership in community and church affairs. During a 50-year membership at Church Street United Methodist, she was a long-time Bible teacher and worker, and in recent years she has worshipped at Sequoyah Hills Presbyterian Church. She loved and served her Lord, and inspired her family and friends to trust Him and love His Word. Martha was active in the Faculty Women’s Club, Girl Scout Tanasi Council, Salvation Army and YMCA boards, Knoxville Symphony League, PEO, Athene Circle, APTA (Ramsey House), Sequoyah Garden Club, was Beta Sigma Phi “First Lady of Knoxville” in 1961, and enjoyed numerous other activities. She was preceded to glory by her parents, James P. and Frances George Chase; her precious husband, Andy Holt; brother, James Chase and wife, Elizabeth; and brother, Bill Chase. Her survivors are brother, George Chase and wife, Ellender; sister, Frances Ann Straight; daughter, Ann Skadberg and husband, Dean; daughter, Fran Dotterweich and husband, Bill; son, Andy Holt Jr. and wife, Mary Bond; 23 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren; and many cherished nieces and nephews. We say a profound thanks to all who have loved and served her so kindly at Shannondale and elsewhere. A memorial service will be held at Sequoyah Hills Presbyterian Church at 11 a.m., Friday, July 15. The family will greet friends from 9:30 to 11 a.m. and after the service of worship. Dr. Holton Siegling will officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: UTAA Andy Holt Scholarship Endowment, Church Street United Methodist, Sequoyah Hills Presbyterian, KARM or charity of your choice. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.

of Shreveport, La., formerly of Texarkana, Texas, passed away Monday, July 4. Mrs. Walker was born Feb. 22, 1927, in Hickory Flat, Miss. She graduated from Byrd High School in Shreveport where she was the 1943 football sweetheart. She attended Judson College in Marion, Ala. She was preceeded in death by two husbands, James A. Drewry of Texarkana and Don Walker of Shreveport. She is survived by four children and their spouses, James and Nancy Drewry of Loudon, Jerry Drewry of Onalaska, Texas, Jan and JR Wilkinson of Texarkana, Joan and Gene Weidert of Westminster, Colo.; grandchildren and their spouses, Shane and Keri Wilkinson of Bentonville, Ark., Dana and Brant Ward of Fayetteville, Ark., Lane Errickson of Carbondale, Colo., great-grandchildren, Noelle and Lila Wilkinson; special family, Ann Bishop and Robert and Emily Hoover. Special thanks to her caregivers and good friends, Mavis Dudek and Chanon Adams. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to: CASA of Northeast Texas, P.O. Box 1546, Texarkana, TX 75504. Mrs. Walker wished to help abused or neglected children. A memorial service was at First United Methodist Church, Shreveport, Saturday, July 9. Boone Funeral Home, Bossier City, served the Drewry Walker family.

• CULBERSON, Dr. Oran Louis,
age 90, of Knoxville passed away on July 6, 2011. Dr. Culberson graduated as salutatorian and president of his senior class in Luling, Texas. He was an Eagle Scout. He graduated from Texas A&M University as distinguished student in chemical engineering. He entered the U.S. Army and served as a captain in World War II, seeing combat on the Siegfried Line and Battle of the Bulge and was awarded the Bronze Star. He completed his doctorate in chemical engineering at the University of Texas and worked in industry until he became a professor of chemical engineering at the The University of Tennessee, Knoxville campus where he was honored with Alumni Association Outstanding Teacher Award as well as Who’s Who in Engineering and was recognized as a Fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. Dr. Culberson consulted at ORNL, TVA, Tennessee Eastman Chemicals. Dr. Culberson was a volunteer worker at Maynard Elementary School, the Volunteer Ministry Center, the Boys and Girls Club’s annual golf tournaments (Nationwide Volunteer of the year-2006), and a long-time Church Street United Methodist Church Soup Kitchen volunteer and member. In his later years, he attended Concord United Methodist. Dr. Culberson was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 58 years, Emily McDaniel Culberson; and son-in-law, Randy Therrell. He is survived by daughter, Suzanne Kita; son-in-law, Robert Kita; daughter, Carol Rimmer; daughter, Eileen Therrell; four grandsons; a granddaughter; and four great-grandsons; sister, Janice, and husband, Allen Peek and family; brother, Jack and wife, Lanetta, and family. He will be buried with his wife Monday in a private service at East Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to a charity or service of your choice in his honor. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike, served the Culberson family.

• LETOURNEAU, Accalia Marie,
age 9 weeks, of Corryton passed away July 5, 2011. She was a precious little girl who gave so much joy in the brief time she was with us. Accalia will forever stay in the hearts of those who were blessed to have her in their lives: parents, Nick and Brittany LeTourneau; maternal grandparents, Michael and Cindy Hollander, Steve and Wendy Laman; paternal grandmother, Volena LeTourneau; paternal grandparents, David and Constance “Connie” LeTourneau; many aunts and uncles. A Celebration of Life was Friday in Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel. Graveside services were private. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike, served the LeTourneau family.

• ROGERS, James Fred,
age 81, of Knoxville, went to be with the Lord Saturday, July 9, 2011, at Parkwest Medical Center after a courageous battle with several illnesses. Born Oct. 6, 1929, in Juno, son of Henry Clarence and Ruby Oldham Rogers. He honorably served his country in the U.S. Navy for 20 years during the Korean and Cold wars. He retired as senior chief electrician mate onboard submarines George Washington Carver, USS Boxer, USS Corsair and USS Sculpin, and received decorations for China Service, National Defense and obtained his submarine qualification pin. While in the Navy, Fred attended a nuclear school in Idaho. He had the opportunity to learn a secondary trade as a barber, which he continued in Knoxville at the Lovell Heights Barber shop. In Idaho he had the opportunity to be the personal barber to Admiral Hyman G. Rickover. Fred retired from the Y-12 plant as an electrical supervisor. He was a deacon for life, Sunday School director, teacher and choir member at Central Baptist Church of Bearden. Preceded in death by parents, Henry and Ruby Rogers; wife of 45 years, Trevor “Jane” Rogers; brother, Ferman Rogers; and daughter-in-law, Carol Rogers. He is survived by devoted wife of 14 years, Iva Dean Wilson Rogers; brother, Dale Rogers; sisters, Ruth Sarafi, Geraldine Ailing and Fanny Gainer; children, Donald and Betty Rogers, Jim Rogers and Doug and Pam Miller; step-children, Steve and Pat Wilson and Phil and Linda Wilson. Known as loving Pappaw to many. He is loved and remembered “worldwide” by a host of family and friends. Funeral service will be at 6 p.m., Wednesday, July 13, at Central Baptist Church of Bearden with Dr Larry Fields and the Rev. Al Royer officiating. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. prior to the service. Graveside services with Military Honor Detail at Highland Memorial Cemetery at 10 a.m., Thursday, July 14. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to: Good Life Singers at Central Baptist Church, 6300 Deanne Hill Drive, Knoxville, TN 37919. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. Condolences may be extended at

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