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• SOBHANI, Michael Bagher,
age 58, of Farragut passed away suddenly Saturday, Aug. 13, 2011. Michael was born in Mashhad, Iran. After arriving in the United States in 1978, he attended The University of Tennessee and graduated with a degree in mechanical engineering. He enjoyed cars, Persian cooking and spending time with his girls. Michael is survived by his daughters, Aimee and Amanda Sobhani; and many other family members in Iran. Funeral services were Monday in Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel. Interment will be in Mashhad. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: American Heart Association. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike, is serving the Sobhani family.

• IMPELLIZERI, Scott L. “Impy,”
age 18, of Knoxville, passed away tragically Aug. 7, 2011. Scott was an amazing son, grandson and friend to so many. He was a 2011 graduate of Hardin Valley Academy and was ready to begin studies in criminal justice at Middle Tennessee State University this month. Known to his friends as “Impy,” he was a leader, a mentor, and had a unique personality that drew people to him. He received the Humanitarian Award for outstanding service as a peer tutor and was captain of the HVA Varsity Wrestling Team for three years. He was a Quarter Midget racer since age 5 and had remained involved in the sport with the Music City Quarter Midget Association as its fulltime flag man. Scott was preceded in death by his grandmother, Sue Adams. He is survived by his parents, John and Tracy Impellizeri; maternal grandfather, Ted Adams; paternal grandparents, Lewis and Evelyn Impellizeri; aunts and uncles, Tim and Sally Adams, Ken and Regan Impellizeri, Lauretta and Harry Cilloniz; cousins, Kyle Cilloniz, Dylan Impellizeri, Emily Adams, Lacey Impellizeri, Ryan Adams, Ryan Impellizeri, Zoie Impellizeri; and an entire community of friends. A Celebration of Scott’s life was Saturday, Aug. 13, in Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel. Interment followed in Marietta Cemetery. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike, served the Impellizeri family.

• SMITH, Sophia Irene “Granny,”
age 86, of Concord, went to rest in the arms of her Lord and Savior Aug. 10, 2011. She passed from this earth at Brakebill Nursing Home, where she was, not only a resident for three years, she was a trusted and valued employee that gave love, compassion and excellent care for 11 years to residents. Granny to most of the people that were blessed enough to know her, never met a person that she did not see love, light and goodness in. She shared her home, heart and any physical possession she had to anyone that was in need. She did so without question, reason or explanation; it was just her loving soul. She was a member of Shady Grove Baptist Church, Concord. She was preceded in death by her husband, James “Jim;” daughter, Flo Frye; sons, William “Red” Greene; and infant son, Jimmie; a grandson and a granddaughter; sisters, Maude, Ellen, Kathleen, Josie; brother, Danny. She is survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Sue and Frank McCarter, Joyce and Charles McMahan; son and daughter in-Law, James and Virginia Smith; son, Paul Smith and special friend, Linda; daughter, Louise Ellenberg; and brother, Lake William Greene; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews, with special mention to Viola Woody and Winfred Davis. A very special mention to the numerous staff at Brakebill Nursing Home. Funeral service was Friday at Click Funeral Home, Lenoir City, the Rev. Frank McCarter officiating. Graveside service was Saturday in Long Tom Cemetery, Concord. Click Funeral Home, Lenoir City, handled arrangements.

• ELLENBURG, Janus Yentsch,
age 89, departed this life Aug. 4, 2011, in Knoxville. Jan graduated with a science degree from Western Maryland College and had a doctorate in emission spectroscopy. She lived most of her life in Birmingham, Ala., with her husband Robert Ellenburg, who died in 2005. They were active members of All Saints Episcopal Church in Birmingham and Jan became a member of St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church after moving back to Knoxville in 2008. Jan was a retired NASA research scientist and an accomplished artist. During her career, Jan had a natural passion for exploring and understanding “the unique nature of the universe where fleeting beauty, love, spirituality and color surround us all”; this passion continued during retirement and was visually evident in her art. She was a juried signature member of the Watercolor Society of Alabama and of the Georgia Watercolor Society. She also was a juried artist of the Alabama Designer/Craftsmen and of the National League of American Pen women. Jan was preceded in death by her father, Charles W Yentsch; her mother, Bertha Vitt Yentsch; her husband, Robert; her sister and brother-in-law, Charlotte and Howard Albrecht; a niece and numerous brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law. She is survived by sister-in-law and bother-in-law, Helen and Howard Minge; and a nephew and numerous nieces. Plans are pending for a memorial service at St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel is serving the family of Janus Yentsch Ellenburg.

• HOFMEISTER Jr., Carl Henry,
age 83, of Knoxville, formerly of Chicago, Ill., passed away Sunday morning, Aug. 14, 2011. Carl was a World War II veteran with the U.S. Army. He was preceded in death by his son, Carl Henry Hofmeister III. Carl is survived by his wife, Ellyn Johnston Hofmeister; daughter, Libby Hofmeister; step-children, Sue Ellyn Van Antwerp, Kevin and Noel Johnston; three grandchildren. The family appreciates the compassionate care of the Ben Atchley State Veterans Home staff. Services are private. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike, is serving the Hofmeister family.

• PERRY, Lawrence,
age 91, of Knoxville, went to be with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Aug. 10, 2011. He was born and raised in Glen, Miss. He lived in Newport News, Va., for 62 years before moving to Knoxville to be close to his son and daughter-in-law. He worked for Ray Box Ford in Corinth, Miss., Glen L. Martin in Baltimore, Md., NASA in Langley Field, Va. (32 years working in aeronautical engineering programs), and Modern Machine Shop in Newport News (more than 10 years). He had been a member of Orcutt Baptist Church, Newport News, for more than 50 years before joining First Baptist Church Concord, Farragut. He had been an avid musician and sportsman. He enjoyed camping and was a member of the Peninsula Campers Club and Winnebago Club. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 56 years, Ruby Perry; his parents, the Rev C.C. Perry and Mary Essie Perry; and his sisters, Jewel Haney and Opal Whirley. He is survived by his brother, Leon Perry and wife, Dean; son, Ed Perry and wife, Pauline; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First Baptist Church Concord in Farragut, TN or Orcutt Baptist Church in Newport News, VA. Funeral Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel, Knoxville. Online condolences may be made at

• VOGLER, Richard “Dick” Shantz,
age 79, of Knoxville, formerly of New Bern, N.C., passed away Saturday, Aug. 13, 2011, at his home. Dick was retired from Cherry Point Naval Base in Havlock, N.C. He was preceded in death by his wife, Bonnie Vogler. Dick is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Kurt and Nancy Vogler; daughter and son-in-law, Lisa J. and Larry Hartzell; four grandchildren; a great-grandchild and a great-grandchild expected; sister, Shirley Siedel. Interment will be in New Bern. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike, is serving the Vogler family.

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