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• WILLIAMS, Brenna Charlote,
age 61 of Loudon, born in 1951 in Johnson County, Ky., passed away at her sister’s home in Loudon County April 25, 2012. Brenna was a member of St. Elizabeth Episcopal Church. She was a 1966 graduate of Flat Gap High School and attended the Universities of Kentucky and Tennessee, earning multiple degrees. Brenna was an avid reader and loved all genres of music. She was preceded in death by her father, James Wallace Williams Sr.; and beloved grandmother, Vina Meek Simpson. Brenna is survived by her mother, Freda Daniel Williams Bell and husband, Albert J.; sons, Jerry Michael Swain Jr. and wife, Manderley, Norman E. Lettieri and Shannon Harmon; siblings, Jim Williams and wife, Carolyn, Vina Carol (Williams) George and husband, Guy, and Bruce Williams and wife, Miriam; four grandchildren and a great-grandchild; many nieces and nephews, and a host of people whose lives have been touched by this brave, beautiful soul. A memorial service was at St. Elizabeth Episcopal Church with the Rev. Carol E. Westpfahl officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: American Cancer Society, The Kidney Foundation, American Diabetes Association, American Heart Association or local women’s crisis center. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike, served the family of Brenna Williams.

• WENTZ, Carlton Thomas,
age 83, passed away on Wednesday, April 25, 2012, at Parkwest Medical Center. Born in Danville, Va., he lived most of his life in Florida where he worked as a linotype operator for the Hollywood Sun-Tattler and the Ft. Lauderdale News. After retiring, he moved to Brandon, Fla., for many years before relocating to Knoxville to be near family. Carlton was Baptist and loved to sing in church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Erlene; and a granddaughter. He is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Kathy and Roger Colangelo; son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Nancy Wentz; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services and burial will be in Hollywood. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike, is serving the Wentz family.

• LEONARD, Mary Leland “Lee,”
age 65, of Knoxville formerly of Chattanooga, passed away suddenly Monday morning, April 30, 2012, at her home. Lee was a loving mother and grandmother. She is survived by her husband of 42 years, Allen Leonard; daughters, Mary Ellen “Molly” Leonard and husband, John Richardson, Elizabeth Lee “Beth” Leonard; four grandchildren; brother, Bill Thurman; several nephews. Graveside service was Wednesday at East Tennessee Veterans Cemetery, 2200 E. Gov. John Sevier Highway. Click Funeral Home Middlebrook Chapel, 9020 Middlebrook Pike, served the Leonard family.

• LANNING, Mark Gordon,
age 73, of Knoxville, formerly of Boca Raton, Fla., passed away Monday, April 30, 2012. Mark was retired from the Central Intelligence Agency and was a graduate of the University of Florida. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and the Navy Reserve having earned the rank of lieutenant. Mark was an avid fisherman who loved music and art. Mark is survived by his sister and brother-in-law, Julie and Pat McCleary; nephews, Michael and Matthew McCleary and their families. A mass was celebrated Monday, May 7, 2012, at All Saints Catholic Church with Father Michael Woods celebrant. Graveside services and interment followed at East Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery, 5901 Lyons View Pike, with full military honors conferred by the U.S. Navy and East Tennessee Veterans Honor Guard. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike, served the family of Mark Lanning.

• HALL, Brandon Alan,
age 26, of Knoxville, passed away Monday evening, April 30, 2012. He will be forever remembered and admired for his six years of active military service, including active Honor Guard in the U.S. Air Force. Brandon proudly served in four middle-eastern deployments — two of which were in Afghanistan. He took great joy in athletics and played on the Farragut High School varsity football team. Brandon was a student at Pellissippi State Community College. He is survived by his loving wife, Heather Holloway Hall; parents, Mitch and Debby Steenrod, and Keith Hall; sisters, Kristin Duvall and husband, Jonathan, and Katie Steenrod; grandparents, Jerald and Barbara Ray, Larry and Jean Steenrod and Delbert and Jean Hall; father and mother-in-law, Dana and Debbie Holloway; and brother-in-law, Jason Butler. A Celebration of Life was Friday at Union Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Farragut with the Rev. Leonard Turner officiating. Graveside service was Saturday at Union Cemetery with full military honors conferred by the U.S. Air Force. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that any memorials be made to: HonorAir Knoxville, 7536 Taggart Lane, Knoxville, TN 37938. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike, served the Hall, Steenrod and Holloway families.

• BRESNAHAN, Joseph Estill,
82, passed peacefully May 1, 2012. Born Dec. 30, 1928, in Augusta, Ga., to James J. and Clara E. Bresnahan. He attended Boys Catholic High School, Class of 1947. Joe received his Bachelor of Science degree and Master of Science degree in textile chemistry from Georgia Tech in 1951 and 1955. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict and remained in the Naval Reserve until 1976, retiring with the rank of captain. After completing his masters, he worked a short time as a chemist for Burlington Industries and returned to Augusta, joining the Industrial Engineering Department with John P King Manufacturing Company. While active in the textile industry he served as chairman of several committees of the South Carolina Textile Manufacturing Association and served on their Board of Trustees. He also chaired the Finishing Committee for the American Textile Manufacturers Institute. He was widely respected in the textile industry. Preceded in death by his parents and sister, Clara Bresnahan, Joe is survived by his loving wife of 42 years, Rosa Gressette Bresnahan, step-daughter Rosa Davis and husband, Steve; and step-son, David Gressette and wife, Casey; three grandsons; and a granddaughter; brother, James J. Bresnahan and wife, Rosalie; three nephews and a niece. A funeral mass was celebrated Saturday, May 12, at Sts. Frederick and Stephen. Military burial followed at tFirst Presbyterian Church. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials be made to: Sts. Frederick and Stephen Catholic Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 602, Edisto Island, SC 29438. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. Online condolences at

age 85, of Knoxville peacefully entered into eternal rest on Thursday, April 26, 2012, at his home surrounded by love and family. Heinz was the son of Johanna and Heinrich Boeckmann of Recklinghausen, Germany. He came into this world June 30, 1926. His parents and three siblings preceded him in death. Heinz painted since he was 10 years old and later graduated from the Staedel Academy of Fine Arts in Frankfurt, Germany. He was a freelance artist all of his life. He shared his talents freely as he instructed here in America and in Germany. He came to America in 1977 and became an American citizen along with his daughter, Sigi, in 1981. He was a loving father, husband and friend. His love for adventure and fun was contagious. He knew no strangers. He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Elizabeth Boeckmann; daughter, Sigi Allsop and husband, Dr. Bruce Allsop; stepdaughter, Rita Maurer Harvey and husband, Dr. Ray Harvey; stepson, Gary Baker and wife, Cindy; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; five nephews in Germany. A Celebration of Life was Friday at Click Funeral Home Middlebrook Chapel, 9020 Middlebrook Pike.

• ATCHLEY, Mary Evelyn Watson,
age 90, of Knoxville went to be with her Lord Thursday evening, May 3, 2012, at Parkwest Medical Center. Evelyn was a member of Cokesbury United Methodist Church and former member of Beaver Ridge United Methodist Church. She was a precious and loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Evelyn’s greatest joy was spending time with her family who were blessed by the legacy of her Christian influence and gentle nature. Evelyn was preceded in death by her husband, Glenn A. Atchley; and siblings, Ann Lethco, Zelma Zehner, Sam Watson, Ruth Flynn, Frances Pease, Irene Pease and Frank Watson; son-in-law, Andy Johnson and special cousin who she loved like a sister, Jerry Kirby. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Glenn (Eddie) and Cynthia Atchley; daughter, Susan Johnson; five grandchildren and spouses; eight great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service was Saturday in Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel with the Rev. Rebekah Fetzer and Carol Hollar officiating. Graveside service followed in Woodhaven Memorial Gardens in Claxton. Memorials may be made to: Cokesbury UMC, 9919 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37922 for Manna House, and Mobile Meals, 2247 Western Ave., Knoxville, TN 37921. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike, served the Atchley family.

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