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• UNDERWOOD, Robert “Bob” H.,
age 90, of Lenoir City, formerly of Manchester, went to be with the Lord Monday, Aug. 15, 2011. Bob was born in Ithaca, N.Y., in 1921, with parents, Paul H. and Eva H. Underwood. Bob attended school in Ithaca, and graduated from Cornell University in mechanical engineering in 1942. He was on the Cornell rowing crew team for his undergraduate years. Bob married his childhood sweetheart, Nancy Jessup, in Ithaca in 1942. Upon graduation from Cornell, Bob was commissioned in the U.S. Army where he advanced to a first lieutenant in World War II serving in the United States, England, France, Belgium and Germany. After the war, he returned home to Cornell to earn his master’s degree in engineering and served on the teaching staff at Cornell and to grow his family. In 1952, Bob was recruited by ARO, Inc., based in St. Louis, Mo., to assist in the building of the Arnold Engineering Development Center in Middle Tennessee, near Tullahoma. This is where Bob worked until his retirement in 1987. He moved his family to Tullahoma and later to Manchester in 1952. Bob was a founding member of the First Presbyterian Church of Manchester. He was an active member of the Lions Club in Manchester for 52 years, a continuous donor to the Red Cross blood program, and a member of the Board of Coffee County Hospital. He and his beloved wife Nancy lived in Manchester until 2007, when they relocated in retirement to Lenoir City. Bob is survived by his wife of 69 years, Nancy Jessup Underwood; children and spouses, Robert and Susan Underwood, Michael and Patti Underwood and John and Janet Underwood; five grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter. A Memorial Service was Saturday, Aug. 20, 2011, at Click Funeral Home, Lenoir City. Memorial contributions may be made to: Lions Club, P.O. Box 364, Manchester, TN 37349-0364 to benefit its eye bank program.

• HARRISON, William Henry “Pete,”
died Aug. 19, 2011, in Ft. Myers, Fla. Mr. Harrison, 82, died of complications from Parkinson’s disease. He was a long-time resident of Farragut, where he worked for the National Cash Register Company for more than 40 years. After retiring from NCR he worked for Mid-South Corporation for many years. He was an active member of First Baptist Church Concord. He was born in Boston, Ga., to William Oscar Harrison and his wife, Inez Hurst Harrison, who was a long-time resident of Cairo, Ga. Mr. Harrison attended North Georgia College and served in the U.S. Navy before joining NCR. His wife of 53 years, Frances Powell Harrison, preceded him in death in 2007. Mr. Harrison is survived by children, William F. “Bill” Harrison and wife, Margo Harrison, Lynn Nobles Kerns and husband, Scott Kerns, Alisa Harrison, Jason Powell Harrison and wife, Iris Harrison; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Memorials may be sent to: Hope Hospice House, 2430 Diplomat Parkway E, Cape Coral, FL 33909 or online at

• MUSHARBASH, Georgette Haj,
age 77, of Farragut died peacefully Monday morning, Aug. 15, 2011, after a brave battle with a long illness. She is in God’s hands now with her late husband, Yousef Musharbash; her son, Monir Musharbash; and her sisters, Sultaneh, Zuraikat and Teresa Haj. Georgette was a member of All Saints Catholic Church. She was born in Jaffa, Palestine, March 29, 1934. At the onset of the 1948 war and the loss of their home, her family moved to Amman, Jordan, where she lived until moving to the United States in 2006. Her husband was the chief financial officer for the Jordanian Armed Forces (Public Security), and later became the executive director of the Royal Racing Club. She is survived by her sons, Sam Musharbash and wife, Sally Townsend, Bashir Musharbash and wife, Ghadeer Nino; six grandchildren; brothers, Michel and George Haj; sister, Odette Haj. A Christian wake service was Thursday, Aug. 18, at Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, the Rt. Rev. Archimandrite John Azar of St. John Chrysostom Melkite Church, Atlanta, Ga., officiating. A funeral mass was Friday at All Saints Catholic Church with Father Michael Woods, celebrant. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: All Saints Catholic Church, 620 N. Cedar Bluff Road, Knoxville, TN 37923 or St. John Chrysostom Melkite Church, 1428 Ponce De Leon Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA 30307-1616. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike, served the Musharbash family.

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