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• HERBOLD, Arlene M.,
age 77, of Knoxville, passed Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012. She was a longtime member of Grace Lutheran Church. Arlene was born June 5, 1934, in Chicago Ill. In 1954, she married George Herbold and has been blessed with 57 years of marriage. Arlene was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend to many. She was an avid reader and a dedicated Lady Vols basketball fan. Those who knew Arlene were charmed by her uplifting spirit, unending smile and quick wit. She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Mabel Stahl; and grandson, Austin M. Herbold. Arlene is survived by her loving husband, George Herbold; son and daughter in law, George and Mary Herbold III; son, Jeff Herbold; daughters, Carol and Cheryl Herbold; three grandchildren; sister, Lois Koppit; and her four legged friends. A celebration of Arlene’s life was Saturday at Grace Lutheran Church with Pastor Rich Elseroad officiating. Entombment followed at Highland West Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Prayer Shawl Ministry or choir at Grace Lutheran Church, 9076 Middlebrook Pike, Knoxville, TN 37923 or Ft. Sanders Foun-dation/Parkwest Palliative Care Program, 280 Ft. Sanders West Blvd, Ste. 100, Knoxville, TN 37922. Online condolences at

• LEE, Paul “Sonnie,”
age 84, of the Solway Community Knoxville passed away early Tuesday morning, Jan. 3, 2012. Sonnie was a veteran of World War II serving with the U.S. Army Air Corps. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Lee; parents, Matt and Tessie Lee. Sonnie is survived by his children, Judy Schuster, Ricky Lee, Robert Lee and wife, Shona; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a great-great-granddaughter; sister, Shirley Stevens; several other siblings, nieces and nephews. Funeral service was Thursday in Click Funeral Home Middlebrook Chapel with the Rev. Ray Buchanan officiating. Graveside service was Friday at Marietta Church Cemetery with full military honors conferred by East Tennessee Veterans Honor Guard. Click Funeral Home Middlebrook Chapel, 9020 Middlebrook Pike, served the Lee family.

• WILLIAMS, Barbara Ozenia,
age 76, of Knoxville, passed away Monday, Jan. 2, 2012, at Parkwest Medical Center. She was a member of Glen Oak Baptist Church of Knoxville and also loved to visit her friends at Dutch Valley Church of Knoxville where she loved to play the piano. Preceded in death by her sister, Shirley Ellis, Barbara is survived by her children, Pam Sanders, Eddy Williams, Kathy Trott and Angel Durham; 13 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; brothers, Eugene and Gilbert Summey. A celebration of Barbara’s life was Saturday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel with Pastor Charlie Reynolds and Brother Roger Sikes officiating. Interment followed at Rocky Hill Cemetery. Online condolences at

• WARNER Jr., Fred Rayner,
age 74, of Knoxville, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012. Fred was born July 6, 1937, in Memphis. He graduated from Germantown High School and attended Memphis State University before serving his country for two years in Korea. Fred was preceded in death by his parents, Ann and Fred Warner Sr. and his wife, Christa Green Warner. Fred owned and operated West Tennessee Exterminating Company in Memphis for more than 20 years before retiring in 1996 and moving to Knoxville. He leaves his wife, Linda; sister, Carol Ann (Charles) Norman; daughter, Gretchen Preuett; son, Brian; Linda’s children, Ellen (Steve) Bennett, Charles (Cathy) Ballew and Lynn Dadisman; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; and his extended family and friends in Memphis. Fred was a member of First Church of Christ, Scientist. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: First Church of Christ, Scientist, Knoxville, or your favorite charity. Funeral service was Thursday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. Online condolences may be extended at

• EMBERLIN, Donald “Don” James,
age 67, of Knoxville, formerly of Pigeon Forge and Berne, Ind., went to be with the Lord Monday, Jan. 2, 2012, at his home. Don attended First Baptist Concord. He was active in internet marketing. Don was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He was preceded in death by his parents, Delphos and Juanita Murrell Emberlin. Don is survived by his wife of 48 years, Karen Rich Emberlin; daughter and son-in-law, Andrea and Terry Fay and their three children; son, Kurt Emberlin and his son. A Celebration of Life was Thursday in the Chapel of First Baptist Church Concord with the Rev. Jon Rich and the Rev. Larry Boyles officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: First Baptist Church Concord, 11704 Kingston Pike, Farragut, TN 37934. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike, served the Emberlin family.

• WALDEN-BYRD, Crystal LaShaun,
age 27, of Knoxville, passed away suddenly Monday, Dec. 26, 2011, in Fort Myers, Fla. She was preceded in death by her father, Carse E. Walden; grandmother, JoAnne Smith Walden; grandfather, Eugene Coker; and aunt, Marlene Coker. Crystal is survived by her husband, Jeremy Byrd; daughters, Alana Byrd and Riley Byrd; mother, Charlotte (Ken) Walden-Stenzel; sisters, Ashley Walden Richards and Natalie Walden; grandfather, E.E. Walden; grandmother, Bernice Coker; aunts and uncles, Mary Ray, James Coker, Charles Coker, Charlotte Guffin and Brenda Becerra; and many cousins and other dear family members. A celebration of Crystal’s life was Sunday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel with Roger Price officiating. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to her daughters’ education, in memory of Crystal Walden-Byrd C/O Regions Bank. Online condolences may be sent to

• JOHNSON, Verdon “Johnny,”
age 90, of Los Angeles, Calif., passed away Wednesday Jan. 4, 2012, at the Baptist Health Care Center in Lenoir City. Johnny was born in Wild Rose, N.D., and grew up in Minnesota. He joined the U.S. Army in 1940 and served five years during World War II. Johnny was a supervisor for Zellerbach Paper Company in Los Angeles until his retirement in 1982. He loved animals, especially his dogs. He was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley Hanson Johnson; son-in-law, Michael Johnson. Johnny is survived by his children, Linnea Johnson, Lauren Ferris and husband, Loren, Kristy Reynolds and husband, Michael, Eric Johnson and wife, Lisa; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; sister, Shirley Mae Holznagel; brother, Russell Johnson; several nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike, is serving the Johnson family.

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