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• WEST, Richard “Rick” Thomas,
age 43, entered the church triumphant Tuesday morning, July, 10, 2012, at his residence. Rick was a 1986 graduate from Farragut High School. Rick was a graduate of The University of Tennessee with a degree in marketing and was an account executive with Marriott. He was loved, respected, admired, and appreciated by all who came to know this incredible young man. Rick was preceded in death by his mother, Pat Knight West. He is survived by his loving wife, Kimberly Mann West; daughter, Brittany West; sons, Zachary and Nicholas West; father, Ray West; stepmother, Diana West; brother, Mike West and his wife, Tiffiny; stepbrothers, Gavin and Ryan Mabe; and a host of other family members and friends. The family received friends Thursday, July12, 2012, at Mount Olivet Funeral Home, Nashville, and again Saturday, July 14, 2012, at Highland Memorial Funeral Home, Knoxville. Funeral services were Friday in Mount Olivet Funeral Home chapel with Pastor Paul Frank officiating. Graveside services were Saturday in Highland Memorial Cemetery with the Rev. David Webster officiating. Pallbearers were Johnny Fell, Tracy Porier, Matt Howard, Steve Palazola, Sean Smith and Gerald Robinson. Ron Cronan served as a honorary pallbearer.

• DINSMORE, Diane,
59, life-long resident of Knoxville, passed away at home Thursday July 19, 2012. She was a proud graduate of The University of Tennessee with a master’s degree in historic preservation and a bachelor’s degree in interior design. A member of the 2nd District Dental Alliance, she was a past president and had received multiple awards including the Thelma J. Neff National Award for Distinguished Service. Diane enjoyed volunteering, traveling, hiking, going to concerts, watching the Vols play ball and spending time with her friends and family. She is survived by her loving husband of 37 years, Dr. John P. Dinsmore; sons, Kevin John Dinsmore and Justin Tyler Dinsmore; two grandchildren; also surviving, Fawnee and Marvin Jones, Ronald and Susan Sharp, Shirley Hammer; grandmother, Elsie Hammer; special aunts, Andy Wagner; sister, Donna Lund; brother, James K. Jones Jr.; several nieces, beloved cousins, great-nieces and great-nephews. Funeral service was Sunday at Highland Memorial Chapel. Graveside service was Monday at Highland Memorial Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Highland Memorial Chapel 5315 Kingston Pike 865-588-0567

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