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• RUSSELL, Anna Mae Summey,
age 92, a long-time resident of Farragut, passed away in Marietta, Ga., on May 21. Anna Mae was born in Dalton, Ga., and raised in Greene County Tennessee. She married Albert Russell in 1938 and resided in the old Russell home place on the corner of Campbell Station Road and Kingston Pike. Her main interests were her family and the preservation of the Russell family home. She was a member of Concord Presbyterian Church. Anna Mae retired from the Tennessee Department of Social Services after 25 years of service. Anna Mae was preceded in death by her husband, Albert H. Russell; parents, Charles and Elizabeth Summey; brothers, Lester, Steve, Charles and Winston; sisters, Easter, Robena, Jeanette, Jean and Ollie. She is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Ann and Richard Owens; son and daughter-in-law, Charles and Linda Russell; four grandchildren; a step-granddaughter; three great-grandsons; brother and sister-in-law, Burnice and Frances Summey; sisters-in-law, Linda Summey, Ann Summey; several nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Life was Saturday at Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel. Interment was in Highland Memorial Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Concord Presbyterian Church, 11000 Second Drive, Knoxville, TN 37934. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike, served the Russell family.

• OVERBAY Sr., Lawrence Melvin,
age 78, of Knoxville went to be with the Lord on Wednesday afternoon, May 23, 2012, at his home surrounded by his family. Lawrence was a veteran of the Korean Conflict serving with the U.S. Navy. He was born Nov. 23, 1933, in Lynchburg, Va., to Adolphus and Frances McCormick Overbay. Lawrence had a 35-year career with Piedmont Airlines and also served the Lord as a pastor of Grace Baptist Church, Pinnacle, N.C. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Mary Christine Overbay; children, Lawrence “Larry” M. Overbay Jr., Teresa Overbay, Joan Overbay and Matthew Overbay; two grandchildren; sister, Hazel Thomas; a niece and three nephews. A Celebration of Life was Saturday at Click Funeral Home Middlebrook Chapel with Pastor John Hylton officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Thompson Cancer, 1915 White Ave., Knoxville, TN 37916. Click Funeral Home and Cremations, 9020 Middlebrook Pike, served the Overbay family.

• MILLER, Mary Ann Harris,
age 65, of Farragut, passed away late Tuesday, May 22, 2012, at home with John, her loving husband of 45 years at her side. Mary Ann was born in Fredericksburg, Va., Sept. 8, 1946. Mary Ann was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, friend and teacher. She graduated from East Tennessee State University in 1968, but she was a life-long learner, continuing her education through courses at UC Irvine, Cal State University Hayward, and UC Berkeley, and earning a Masters Degree at Florida State University in Tallahassee. She worked briefly on a doctorate at FSU while simultaneously holding a position in the development of training programs at the State of Florida Department of Education. But she missed the classroom and discovered that her love of teaching served her better there than more coursework and research. Mary Ann taught in schools across the country where her husband, a research scientist, was studying/holding positions in various laboratories. She taught other people’s children (at all levels, K-12) in Virginia, Tennessee, California and Florida. She taught her own children, as the family followed John on sabbaticals/secondment to France and Germany. She taught her grandchildren every chance she got. And she taught her husband — continuously. Her first love was history, but it is remarkable that she once received the Carl Melius Science Award (presented annually by Livermore Joint Unified School District to deserving teachers) for her introduction of technologies for learning, into all classrooms. She was preceded in death by her parents, Carl Harris and Frances Knoxville. Mary Ann is survived by her husband, Dr. John R. Miller; children and spouses, Dr. J. Nicole Miller, Dr. J. Richard Miller II and wife, Nora, Meghan Freeman PE and husband, Casey; five grandchildren; sister, Sheryl Estes; mother-in-law, Ruby Bramlett Miller; and cousin, Ann Marie Martin. A Celebration of Life was held Saturday at Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel. Graveside service was at Eastview Memorial Gardens, Strawberry Plains. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, Gifts Processing, 2301 Vanderbilt Place, Nashville, TN 37240-7727 or American Cancer Society Hope Lodge, 2008 Charlotte Ave., Nashville, TN 37203. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike, served the Miller family.

• KNIGHT, Susan Lee Minnich,
age 56, a native Knoxvillian, passed away Thursday, May 24, 2012. Susan attended The University of Tennessee as a music major and for many years enjoyed performing at the piano for others. She married Steve Lance, who is now deceased, in 1986 and proudly gave birth to her son, Joshua Steven Lance. She is also survived by her loving husband, Robert Knight; parents, Harland Lee Jr. and Charlotte Ann Minnich; sister, Beverly Ann Minnich Simmons and husband, Barry W.; brother, Dr. Thomas Edward Minnich and wife, Candice; a nephew and several nieces. A celebration of Susan’s life was Sunday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel with the Rev. Dan Moore officiating. Graveside service was Tuesday at Tennessee Veterans Cemetery off John Sevier Highway. Online condolences at

• BROWN, Jimmie,
age 87, of Farragut, passed away at her home on Thursday, May 18, 2012. She was an elder at Westminster Presbyterian Church and very devout in her faith. Jimmie graduated from high school in Aberdeen, Miss., and then went on to graduate from the University of Mississippi, where she was a member of the Phi Mu sorority. More recently Jimmie was involved in the Concord Hills Women’s Group, Book Club and Bible Study. She was a volunteer for the town of Farragut, member of the Arts Council, member of the Knoxville Chapter, and was a part of the Association for the Preservation of Tennessee Antiquities. Jimmie also was a member of the Questers, Tanasie Chapter, member of the board of directors for Knoxville Nativity Pageant from 1983-1984, involved with Dogwood Arts Festival, and part of Knoxville Symphony Showhouse for many years. She enjoyed tennis at Cedar Bluff Racquet Club. Jimmie was preceded in death by her husband, Robert E. Brown; parents, Erbie Mae Irving and W.G. Owens; brother, W.G. “Bubby” Owens. She is survived by her daughter, Katharine E. Brown; five grandchildren; brother, John Lann Owens and wife, Jane; sister, Martha O. Booth. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. Online condolences may be made at

• AUMACK, Ralph Frank,
age 87, of Farragut, formerly of Haddon Heights, N.J., went to be with the Lord Monday morning, May 21, 2012. Ralph was a member of First Baptist Church, Concord, was an usher and was an active member of his Sunday School class. He was a veteran of World War II serving with the U.S. Navy in the Pacific, and played first chair trumpet in the U.S. Navy Band. Ralph was an avid woodworker and enjoyed sharpening saws. He was dedicated to his family. Ralph was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Gloria Aumack. Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Kathy and Joe Anderson and Gloriajean and Ron Schaible; four granddaughters; three great-granddaughters and a great-grandson. Graveside service was Thursday at East Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery with full military honors conferred by the U.S. Navy and the East Tennessee Veterans Honor Guard. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike, served the Aumack family.

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