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• DAIL, Thomas McClellan,
age 72, of Farragut, formerly of Oak Ridge, passed away Friday, Oct. 14, 2011, at his residence. Preceded in death by parents, Edward C. and Mary Elizabeth Dail; and sister, Mary Ann Terry. He is survived by his wife, Patricia; son, Shaun P. Dail; a granddaughter; and mother-in-law, Mamie Wheeler. At Mr. Dail’s request, no public services will be held. Memorial gifts may to Young-Williams Animal Center, 3201 Division St., Knoxville, TN 37919. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike, served the Dail family.

• GHOSH, Amal Kanti,
age 64, of Knoxville, formerly of Calcutta, India, passed away Sunday evening, Oct. 9, 2011, at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville. Amal was a dedicated father and husband, an avid sports fan, and loved fishing. He was a graduate of Northeastern University in Boston and worked most of his life as an engineer. Amal was preceded in death by his parents, Sava Ranjan Ghosh and Indubala Ghosh. He is survived by wife of 37 years, Khama Ghosh; son, Anindya Kanti Ghosh; daughter, Srestha Ghosh; three sisters and four brothers; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services was Thursday, Oct. 13 at Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: American Heart Association, Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike, served the Ghosh family.

• THOMPSON, C. “Brad,”
age 85, of Knoxville, formerly of Mount Vernon, Ark., died Sunday evening, Oct. 9, 2011, at his home. Brad was a member of First Baptist Church Concord, Pathfinders Sunday School class and was an ordained deacon. He attended the Arkansas State Teachers College and the University of Arkansas. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving during World War II in the Pacific Theatre. Brad was retired from Arkansas Farm Bureau Insurance after 33 years of service. He loved the mountains, enjoyed gardening, working in his yard and woodworking. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Brad was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Betty Thompson; son and daughter-in-law, Brad Jr and Judy Thompson; two grandsons; a great-grandson; eight nephews and three nieces. The family will receive friends from 3 to 4 p.m. on Thursday followed by services at 4 p.m. in Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel with the Rev. Steve Peek, the Rev. Kern Spangler and the Rev. Sarah Varnell officiating. Full military honors will be conferred by the U.S. Navy and the East Tennessee Veterans Honor Guard. Members and teachers of Pathfinders Sunday School class will serve as honorary pallbearers. Family and friends will gather at 10 a.m., Friday, at Highland Memorial Cemetery West Cemetery for graveside services and interment. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: First Baptist Concord Missions Ministry, 11704 Kingston Pike, Farragut, TN 37934-3850 or Church Street United Methodist Church Rejoice TV Ministry, P.O. Box 1303, Knoxville, TN 37901. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike, is serving the Thompson family.

• VAN RIET, Doreen,
age 55, of Kingston passed away peacefully Wednesday morning, Sept. 28, 2011. Doreen was a member of Two Rivers Church. She was preceded in death by her mother, Dorothy H. Kanehl. Doreen is survived by her husband of 29 years, Ferdinand van Riet; father, Ralph W. Kanehl Sr.; brother, Ralph Kanehl Jr.; sisters, Cheryl Heric, Patrice Wilson (Dan) and Michele Kanehl; several nieces, nephews and great-nieces and -nephews. A Celebration of Life was Saturday, Oct. 1, at Two Rivers Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Two Rivers Church, 275 Harrison Lane, Lenoir City, TN 37772 to benefit the Acts 2 fund for assistance to families in need. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike, served the van Riet family.

• AKARD, Trautchen,
passed away Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 12, 2011, at her home. Trautchen was born in Berlin, Germany, to the late Irmgard and Hermann Splinter. She was one of many siblings who struggled during the final years of World War II, its aftermath and the Soviet blockade of Berlin in 1948-49. She worked part-time at an ice cream store and later a chocolate distributorship to help with family expenses. She met and married her surviving husband, Bob, while he served the U.S. Air Force as an air traffic controller at the civilian airport from 1952-55. They married in Berlin Dec. 3, 1954, where they returned in November 2004 to celebrate their Golden Anniversary. She also is survived by sons, Bobby and David; a grandson; and special “son,” Gregg Acuff, wife Patsy; sisters, Gerda Sieve and Evi Thomas, husband Martin, Ursula Kowaleski; and brother, Horst Splinter, wife Helga; 11 nieces and nephews; and numerous grand-nieces and -nephews. After rearing our two sons she reentered the business world as a teacher of two year olds in the Child Development Center of First United Methodist Church of Knoxville. She retired after 26 years where she fulfilled a childhood dream. A Celebration of Life was at First Methodist Church Sunday, Oct. 16, with the Rev. Dan Moore officiating. Interment was private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: First Methodist Church Child Development Center. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike, served the Akard family., 865-671-6100

• TAYLOR, Challen Edward,
91, a resident of the Neighborhood at Tellico Village, passed away peacefully the morning of Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011. He was a member of the Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church for 30 years and had served as an elder in previous Presbyterian churches throughout his lifetime. Challen also was a member of the Masonic Lodge, as a 32nd degree Mason. He was born Jan. 17, 1920, the third son of the late Charles W. and Daisy White Taylor, on a modest farm in the northern part of West Virginia. He was raised on this farm through the Depression years where he developed the strong work ethic and sense for community service that would mark his life. At the age of 17, he won the effort to install telephone service to his rural community for the first time. Graduating from West Virginia University with a degree in chemistry during World War II, he was enlisted in a high-level project to develop synthetic rubber, a material desperately needed for the war effort. The process Challen and his colleagues developed is still being used throughout the world in tires, as well as hundreds of other rubber-based products. He married the love of his life, Pauline Michael, June 29, 1946. They celebrated 64 years of marriage together, during which they raised two children, Linda Miller (Warren) and Larry Taylor (Mary) and enjoyed the births of four grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Challen’s professional life, begun during the war, spanned 43 years with Goodyear Tire Company. During that time he managed research and development efforts at a variety of U.S. and international sites involved in developing rubber-based industrial products. He became a prominent member of the American Chemical Society, was involved in scores of patents, and in the 1970s became the international director of R&D located in Northern Ireland. During that assignment, Challen had global responsibility for Goodyear’s industrial product lines, a job, which took him to over 64 countries. Returning to the United States, Challen was assigned to work with Goodyear Atomic in managing the nuclear enrichment efforts at the Oak Ridge Facility. He and Pauline so loved the Knoxville area that they decided to make it their retirement home. Upon retiring at 65, Challen dived into community service, with special emphasis on neighborhood organizations. His efforts won him the Neighbor of the Year Award in 1995. His strong involvement with the Knox County Homeowner’s Association, was recognized by the Knoxville News-Sentinel, which awarded him the Cornerstone Award for his community service. Challen will be remembered for his tireless work efforts both professionally and personally, for the love and security he provided to his family and the respect and neighborliness he offered to all he met. Following services in Knoxville, Challen will be laid to rest near his mother, father and Pauline, at a small rural church in West Virginia, just up a winding country road from the farm on which he was raised. Funeral services were Friday, Oct. 7, in the Chapel at the Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Clay Harrington officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the charity of your choice. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike, served the Taylor family.

• KRAUTER, Dorothy Alicia,
age 71, of Farragut went to be with her Savior Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011. Dorothy was a member of Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry Schoonfield and Jeanette Van Beveren Schoonfield; sister, Lois King; and brother, Hiram Schoonfield. Dorothy is survived by husband of 52 years, George Krauter; sons and daughters-in-law, Timothy and Cathy, Thomas and Peggy, Robert and Julie; 12 grandchildren; brother, Marvin Schoonfield; sister, Betty Davis; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were Saturday in the Chapel of Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Clay Harrington officiating. Graveside service was Monday at East Tennessee Veterans Cemetery, 2200 E. Gov. John Sevier Highway. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church Missions Fund, 9132 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37923-5273. The Krauter family would like to thank the staff of Manor House and Tennova Residential Hospice for their loving care. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike, served the Krauter family.

• MOONEY, George Patrick,
passed away Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011, at age 91. He was a member of All Saints Catholic Church, Voice of the Vols from 1952 through 1967, and founder of the Vol Navy. Mooney graduated from Kent (Wash.) High School and Washington State University. He was a member of Phi Sigma Kappa social fraternity; Alpha Sigma Delta advertising fraternity; Delta Sigma Rho debate fraternity; National Collegiate Radio Guild, and a member of the national championship debate team. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and the Korean Conflict. In various capacities, he worked closely with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, St. Peter’s Orphanage, the Sisters of Charity, the Knights of Columbus, the Memphis Jewish Community Center, the YMCA, the American Cancer Society, and Tennessee Boating Safety Advisory Board. He began his broadcasting career at Washington State and has been the voice of the Arkansas Razorbacks, Memphis State Basketball and Memphis Chicks Baseball. He followed Lindsey Nelson as the voice of the Vols in 1952 and in 2010 he became the 11th winner of the Lindsey Nelson Broadcasting Award presented by Knoxville Quarterback Club. On three occasions during his 16 years as the voice of the Vols, he was selected as Tennessee’s Most Outstanding Broadcaster by National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association. He was an honorary member of The University of Tennessee Letterman’s T Club. In 1962, Mooney piloted his little white runabout up the Tennessee River in order to beat game traffic. He tied it to a tree on the riverbank outside Neyland Stadium thus becoming the inspiration for the Vol Navy, one of the most unique traditions in college football. In 1958, Mooney took over at the helm of WKGN radio in Knoxville and grew it into Mooney Broadcasting Company, which had stations throughout the southeast and in Puerto Rico. He served on the Affiliates Advisory Board of the Mutual Broadcasting System and on the Advisory Board of the Hamilton National Bank. He is preceded in death by his wife, Eva Jenkins Mooney; his son, Kevin Sean Mooney; and his son-in-law, Gene Hankins. He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Pat and Judy Mooney; daughters, Comrie Hankins and Deirdre Mooney; six grandchildren; nine great grandchildren. A memorial mass was celebrated Tuesday, Oct. 18, at All Saints Catholic Church with Father Michael Woods officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Research Hospital, Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. Online condolences at

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