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• THOMPSON, Jackson “Jack” G.,
age 94, of Knoxville passed away Thursday, May 10, 2012, at his home. Jack was a member of Concord United Methodist Church for 88 years. He was a graduate of The University of Tennessee in 1939 with a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry. Jack was a veteran of World War II serving with the U.S. Army overseas. He later was a member of the U.S. Army Reserves achieving the rank of lieutenant colonel. Jack retired from K-25 in Oak Ridge, where he was a research chemist. Jack believed in and loved family, friends, hard work, his church, and doing the right thing. He was a man of substance with a purpose-driven life. Jack was faithful, loyal and disciplined. He was friendly, kind and greatly loved by family, friends, and all who knew him. He was never overly materialistic, instead favoring the things that are most important in life. He had a strong faith in God, and lived his life accordingly. He enjoyed working on his farm, raising cattle, gardening, and UT football games. Jack was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 60 years, Jane Collette Taylor Thompson; parents, George Jackson Thompson and Eleanor Morton Thompson; sister and brother-in-law, Jane Galloway and David Thomas; and brother, George Morton Thompson. He is survived by his daughter, Ruth Thompson Ellis; son, Thomas Jackson Thompson and fiancée, Beverly Taylor; four grandchildren; and much loved nieces, nephews, and members of the Thompson and Morton families. A celebration of life was Saturday, May 12, 2012, at Concord United Methodist Church with the Rev. Brent Hall officiating. Graveside service was Sunday, May 13, 2012, Thompson Cemetery located just above Ft. Loudoun Dam with full military honors conferred by the Loudon County Veteran Honor Guard. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Thompson Cemetery, c/o Pat Bowden, 1013 Palmer Drive, Lenoir City, TN 37772. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike, served the Thompson family. www.clickfuneralhome.com

• SANKS, Marion Louise,
a longtime Knoxville resident died Sunday, May 6, 2012, at Ft. Sanders Regional Medical Center. She was a member of Erin Presbyterian Church. Marion was preceded in death by husband, D. Gene Sanks; parents, Ottis and Nancy Thomas; brothers, the Rev. Harry E. Thomas and the Rev. Joe V. Thomas. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Van and Anice Sanks; two grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter. A celebration of life was Thursday at Erin Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Van Sanks and the Rev. John Stuart officiating. Private family burial. Memorials may be made to Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation, ccfa.org. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. Online condolences at www.rosemortaury.com

• PAYNE, Mary Kathryn,
age 85, of Knoxville passed way Wednesday afternoon, May 9, 2012, surrounded by her children, grandchildren, nieces, and the voices of those who loved her, but could not be with her. She was a member of Red Bank Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Kay, although born in a small Tennessee town, was a woman of adventure. She traveled the United States and world as the wife of a U.S. Navy sailor. She later lived in England when Walter went to work in the North Sea. When she settled in Chattanooga she continued her travels. She loved to visit her sister in Florida where she took advantage of the beaches and enjoyed fried fish. She traveled with her children to Alaska in the middle of the winter where she rode in a dog sled and on the back of a snowmobile. She wanted to be in the middle of the action, regardless of where it was. Kay loved her family. She made the effort to maintain contact with her children and grandchildren even though they are scattered all over the country. Her grandchildren held a special place in her heart. Kay loved to cook and when asked for a recipe her response was often that she didn’t have one, it was in her head. Chicken and dumplings was a favorite of her family and she made the best. She also made the best fruit cakes, although they were not a universal family favorite. She also loved her cats. They have been her constant companion in the past few years and she had a special bond with them. If someone would like a cat, hers is ready to be adopted. Kay was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Walter L. Payne. She is survived by her children, Vickie Dickerson, Jan Ballard, Keith Payne, and Kellye Galli; nine grandchildren; and 14 great grandchildren. A memorial service and interment will be held at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date. Click Funeral Home and Cremation, 9020 Middlebrook Pike, is serving the Payne family. www.clickfuneralhome.com

• NEUEFEIND, Margret Therese,
age 48, of Farragut, formerly of Aachen, Germany, passed away suddenly Wednesday evening, May 9, 2012, in an automobile accident. Margret was of the Catholic faith. She was a loving wife and mother. Margret taught German and French at Walker Academy and the Foreign Language Academy in Knoxville. She was an avid tennis player, gardener and loved to play the violin. Margret was preceded in death by her mother, Rita Achten. She is survived by her husband of 17 years, Joerg Neuefeind; daughter, Rebecca Neuefeind; sons, Thomas and Paul Neuefeind; father, Hans Willi Kloesges; sister, Annette Kloesges; brother, Stefan Richter, all of Germany; several nieces and nephews. We will miss you. We will miss your joy, we will miss your help, we will miss your love. May your soul rest in peace. Graveside service were private. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Farragut High School Choral Program. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike, served the Neuefeind family. www.clickfuneralhome.com

• LOWRY, Julian Ordway,
of Knoxville, formerly of Richmond, Va., passed away in Knoxville, May 4, 2012. Julian was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Jean Lowry. He is survived by his sons, Don, Wayne and Dean Lowry; 11 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren. Julian worked for the Evening Star Newspaper in Washington. He was a printer by trade, worked for ITT, held six patents and four copywrites. A Celebration of his Life was held at Lowry farm in Ashland, Va. Click Funeral Home, 9020 Middlebrook Pike, served the Lowry family. www.clickfuneralhome.com

• GOURLEY, Douglas “Doug” Kirk,
age 58, of Knoxville, formerly of Greeneville, passed away suddenly Tuesday morning, May 8, 2012, at his home. Doug was a graduate of Chuckey-Doak High School and attended The University of Tennessee. He was a Vietnam veteran serving with the U.S. Air Force. Doug was an avid golfer, reader and enjoyed all sports, especially the Atlanta Braves. He was preceded in death by his mother, Joye Gourley. Doug is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 32 years, Deborah Gourley, who affectionately called him “Baby”; twin-daughters, Sharon Glover and Shannon Hinson; three grandchildren; father, the Rev. William R. Gourley; brothers and sisters-in-law, David and Meghan Gourley, Dan and Jan Gourley; a nephew; two nieces; several great nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Life was Friday at Click Funeral Home Middlebrook Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Thompson Cancer Survival Center, www.thompsoncancer.com. Click Funeral Home and Cremations, 9020 Middlebrook Pike, served the Gourley family. www.clickfuneralhome.com

• FRANK, Charles Stephen “Steve,”
age 54, of Maryville passed away suddenly Wednesday, May 9, 2012. Steve was an avid fisherman, was very artistic and loved to paint and draw. He was preceded in death by his mother, Ruby Young Frank; brother, J. C. Herron. He is survived by his sons, Stephen Frank and Christopher Frank and wife, Angela; two grandchildren; fiancée, Ann Wade; father and stepmother, Robert Joseph and Mary Frank; brothers, Robert Lee Frank and Gary Keon Frank; half-brother, Frank Herron; sister, Wilma Herron; several nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Life was Monday, May 14, at Mt. Sinai Baptist Church, Maryville. Click Funeral Home and Cremations, 9020 Middlebrook Pike, served the Frank family. www.clickfuneralhome.com

• COOPER, Marjorie “Margie” Jane,
age 86, of Knoxville went to be with the Lord Monday, May 7, 2012. Margie was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was preceded in death by her husband, Connie Elbert Cooper; parents, Frank and Madeline Hawkins; infant grandson, Gregory Bradford; brother, Frank Hawkins Jr; sisters, June Combs and Ruth Croghan. Margie is survived by her daughter, Connie Bradford; son, Robert Cooper and wife, Janice; three grandchildren; seven great grandchildren. Graveside service was Thursday at East Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery, 5901 Lyons View Pike, with Dr. Lee Wallace officiating. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike, served the family of Margie Cooper. www.clickfuneralhome.com



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