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• GILLESPIE, Frederick Glanville,
age 58, school bus driver for Gentry Trailways in Knoxville, passed away in his sleep Oct. 29. Born Feb. 6, 1953, in Palo Alto, Calif., Gillespie was the son of Betty Glanville Gillespie, a clerk at Lockheed, and Jack Louis Gillespie, a truck driver. He attended Los Altos High School. His later education included courses in television production, emergency medicine and HVAC, mostly at Foothill College. As a volunteer for the American Red Cross, he taught CPR. Certified to drive hazardous materials “hazmat” vehicles, charter buses, school buses and double/triple trailers, he worked as a driver for Fotomat, O. White & Sons Trucking and AAA Ambulance in the San Francisco Bay Area. From 1983 to 1985, he owned a Santa Clara coffee shop, Common Grounds Espresso. For the next 21 years, he worked as a motor coach operator for West Valley Charter Lines in Campbell, Calif., taking second place in the Bay Area “bus rodeo” in 1997 and serving in the Hurricane Katrina call in 2005 that brought bus drivers from all over the country to aid the people of the Gulf. He was a devout Christian though he did not belong to a church. His interests included computers, cars, movies and gaming. A resident of Knoxville since 2008, he is survived by sister, Marsha Levy Schmiedeskamp; and brother-in-law, Robert Schmiedeskamp, nieces, Dawn Levy and Cappy Bray; and brother-in-law, Phil Bray; and many friends who appreciated the great joy and mischief he infused into everything he did. A memorial service was Saturday, Nov. 12, at Click Funeral Home Middlebrook Chapel, 9020 Middlebrook Pike, Knoxville, TN 37923.

• JETER Esq., Carolyn Faye,
age 55, departed this life Monday, Oct. 31, 2011, at her home in Concord. Carolyn was born in Knoxville April 25, 1956, to James and Minnie Jeter. She was a loving and amazing sister, aunt, cousin and friend. Sister Jeter was a member of College Hill Seventh Day Adventist Church. In 1990, she earned her Doctor of Jurisprudence from The University of Tennessee College Of Law and served as a magistrate with Knox County Criminal Court for 17 years. In addition to her parents, Carolyn was preceded in death by her brothers, Johnny Dee and Tommy Joe Cochraham. Survivors include siblings, Charles “Bill” and wife, Cynthia Cochraham, Jacqulyn (Ena) Jeter, Joann Jeter, Linda Pearl Jeter, Haskell and wife, Tammy Jeter, and Stephen Jeter, Robert Carroll; several nieces and nephews; five great nieces and nephews; great aunt, Annie Horton; uncle, Arthur Martin; several special family members; numerous cousins and friends. Funeral service was Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011, in Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel with Pastor Alexander Lampkin officiating. Interment followed in Highland Memorial Cemetery with Carolyn’s cousins serving as pallbearers/flower bearers. Memorials may be made to: Minnie L. Cochraham Jeter Scholarship Fund, c/o Concord A.M.E. Zion Church, 713 Loop Road, Knoxville, TN 37934. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike, served the Jeter family.

• EUBANKS, Mark Dewayne,
age 49, of Knoxville passed away Monday, Oct. 31, 2011. Mark was a loving son and brother. He enjoyed stockcar racing, football and everything Harley Davidson. He is survived by his parents, Charles and Helen Eubanks; son, Charles D. Eubanks; sisters, Brenda Freudenberger, Nancy Warner, Cathy Mendenhall, Rhonda Rauton and Melissa Minge; brother, Joseph Eubanks; many nieces, nephews and cousins. A Celebration of Life was Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011, at Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel with the Rev. Richard Young and Horace Hamilton officiating. Graveside service was Thursday at Oak Ridge Memorial Park. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike, served the Eubanks family.

• PETTIS, Robin Adair,
age 70, of Knoxville, went to be with the Lord Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011. Robin was a loving mother and grandmother who enjoyed life, especially caring for her grandchildren. Preceded in death by her parents, Beecher and Stella Parton; brother, Donnie Parton; grandchildren, Eric Ford and Salisa Perkins; best friend and sister, Lillie Jackson. She leaves behind four children, Tonya Simpson, Tish Perkins, Joe Simpson and Willie Williams Jr.; 11 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren; five brothers and two sisters. A Celebration of Life was Monday, Nov. 7, 2011, at Grove Heights Baptist Church. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike, served the Pettis family.

• MEIER, Keith Humphrey,
age 70, of Farragut, formerly of Tellico Village passed away early Saturday morning, Nov. 5, 2011, at his home. Keith was born in Greenville, Pa., to Elmer and Jean Humphrey Meier and attended Westminster College in Pennsylvania. He worked in the petro-chemical industry his entire career and traveled the world with his job. Keith loved the water and enjoyed spending time on his boat. He is survived by his wife of 29 years, Judith Meier; stepchildren, Kathleen Schultz and husband, Michael, Patty Giles, Susan Friedman and husband Thomas, David O’Brien and wife Teresa; 10 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; sister and brother-in-law, Barbara and William Lange. A gathering of family and friends will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 12, at Lanesborough Club House, Farragut. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: American Cancer Society, Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike, is serving the family of Keith Meier.

• COBB, Jane Kimbrough,
age 81, of Knoxville, passed away Thursday evening, Nov. 3, 2011, after a courageous battle with respiratory illness. Jane was a 45-year member of the Episcopal Church of the Good Samaritan and the Daughters of the King. She was a member and past regent of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Jane was a veteran of the U.S. Army/Women’s Army Corps. She was retired from John S. James as a customhouse broker. Jane was preceded in death by her husband, Carl W. Cobb. She is survived by her children and spouses, Kimbrough and Teresa Cobb, Karen Cobb and Becky Reno, Carolyn and Terry Beal; six grandchildren. Memorial services was Monday, Nov. 7, at The Church of the Good Samaritan. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: The Church of the Good Samaritan, 425 N. Cedar Bluff Road, Knoxville, TN 37923. The Cobb family would like to extend their appreciation to the staff of Amedisys Home Health and Hospice Care and to the wonderful people of Arbor Terrace Assisted Living. Click Funeral Home and Cremations, 9020 Middlebrook Pike, served the Cobb family.

• SOLOMON, Julia “Judy” Nelson Boring,
age 90, went home to join her heavenly family Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011. Judy lived in the Concord/Farragut area all her life and was an elder and member of Concord Presbyterian Church. She was married to O. Kenneth Solomon and had two children, David Kenneth Solomon and Julia Beth (JB) Solomon Olds. Her life is celebrated by her children, daughter-in-law, Kay Morton Solomon, grandchildren, Clara S. Carmack and Josh Carmack; great-granddaughters, Savannah and Lillie Carmack; son-in-law, Douglas A. Olds; grandsons, Zachary A. and Nathan D. Olds; nieces, Becky Johnson McReynolds and Sarah Johnson Lescure; nephews, Lindsey and Toby Boring and caregivers, Sarah Adams and Lorraine Sanders. She was preceded in death by her high school sweetheart and husband, O. Kenneth Solomon; sister and brother-in-law, Rose Boring Roberts and Curtis Roberts; brother and sister-in-law, John R. Boring, Jr. and Juanita L. Boring; sister and brother-in-law, Thelma Boring Johnson, and Toney L. Johnson. She was a 1943 Golden Grad from The University of Tennessee and taught for 34 years at Farragut High School in the Home Economics department. Judy was a lifetime member of the honorary teaching sorority, Alpha Delta Kappa and also, a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. She was a member of one of the founding families of the town of Farragut and served many years on the board of the Farragut Folklife Museum. During her retirement, Judy was always glad to be of service in any organization to which she belonged. Judy’s life touched many in the community through her teaching and her influence of always being a good example of loving everyone she met. One of her favorite quotes was, “To the world you may only be one person, to one person you may be the world.” — anonymous. She will be missed but never forgotten. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2:45 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 10, with a Celebration of Judy’s Life to follow at 3 p.m. in Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel with the Rev. David Webster officiating. A family graveside service will be held at Highland Memorial Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials and remembrances may be made to: Concord Presbyterian Church, 11000 Second Drive, Concord, TN 37934. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike, is serving the Solomon family.

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