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• TREACY, Gene,
age 53, of Farragut, formerly of Evanston, Ill., passed away Monday afternoon, July 30, 2012. Gene was an active member of First Farragut United Methodist Church, where he joyfully started the Joseph Team Ministry, enjoyed supporting the youth group, and cooking for Family Promise. Gene spent 20 years working in publishing in the outdoor industry and was an avid outdoor enthusiast. He was an owner/partner in GearTrends and SNEWS trade publications. He enjoyed working with young people. He led several trips of urban youth into the wilderness as a supporter of Big City Mountaineers and coached CBFO basketball. Gene was the owner of Campbell Station Wine & Spirits. The one thing he wanted most in life was to be a dad. Gene is survived by his children, Lucas, age 20, and Katherine, age 17, Treacy; wife and mother of his children, Pamela Cannella Treacy; sisters, Anne Treacy, Barb Hoerter and her family; special cousins, Joe and Darlene Cafferata. A celebration of life was Sunday Aug. 5, 2012, at First Farragut United Methodist Church with Mark Aronowitz officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: First Farragut United Methodist Church, 12733 Kingston Pike, Farragut, TN 37934 or Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, 404 BNA Drive, Suite 102, Nashville, TN 37217, or Big City Mountaineers, 710 10th S., Suite 120 Golden, CO 80401. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike, served the Treacy family.

• TAYLOR, Roseann,
age 63 of Knoxville, formerly of North Canton, Ohio, passed away Tuesday, July 24, 2012. She was a member of St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church. Earning an executive MBA at Kent State University, Ohio, she worked at Babcock and Wilcox (McDermott Corp) in Alliance, Ohio, as the human resources manager of the Research and Development Division. Roseann is survived by her husband of 43 years, George R. Taylor Jr.; son, Andrew R. Taylor, wife, Jeanine, and a granddaughter. A Celebration of Life was Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012, at St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church in Farragut. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church, 110 Sugarwood Drive, Farragut, TN 37934. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike, served the Taylor family.

• SMITH, Virginia B.,
age 59, of Knoxville passed away Friday, July 13, 2012. Virginia was customer relations manager with U.S. Cellular. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Jennifer J’Neane Smith; parents, Willie Burkhart and Elizabeth Blair Burkhart. She is survived by her husband of 40 years, James W. Smith; sons, Adam and Anthony Smith; and many special friends at U.S. Cellular and Kmart. A celebration of life was Tuesday at Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: United Way of Knoxville. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike, served the Smith family.

• PITTMAN, Buddy,
age 82, of Knoxville, passed away Thursday, July 26, 2012. He was a member of the American Legion Post 2. Buddy was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and Air Force where he advanced to the rank of master sergeant. He was preceded in death by his parents, Alfred and Bessie Pittman; brothers, Fred Pittman, Elmer Pittman, Johnny Pittman, George Pittman; sisters, Clara Thomas, Margaret Miller, Lula Green, Helen Brady. Buddy is survived by his loving wife, Lucille Pittman; sisters, Ruby Wright and Pauline Pate; many nieces and nephews. Funeral service was Wednesday, Aug. 1, in Click Funeral Home Middlebrook Chapel. Graveside service followed at Highland Memorial Cemetery with full military honors conferred by the Volunteer State Honor Guard. Click Funeral Home and Cremations, Middlebrook Chapel, 9020 Middlebrook Pike, served the Pittman family.

• O’NEAL, Mary Faye Landrum,
75, of Knoxville, passed away Aug. 1, 2012 at Parkwest Medical Center in the company of children, grandchildren and siblings. Faye’s hometown was La Fayette, Ala., where her parents were proprietors of a general store for 40 years. She graduated from Andrew College, Cuthbert, Ga., and earned her teaching certification at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Her first teaching job was in Conyers, Ga., where she met her future husband. While bringing up their five children, she briefly taught kindergarten at Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church and then served many years as a volunteer teacher for children’s Sunday School and vacation Bible school programs. In later years, she provided infant childcare in her home. For a large portion of her life she was a homemaker, and in that role, continued to be a teacher to her own children. What did she pass along? Help other people when they need help. Listen for what other people need and respond. People are more important than things and they are more important than your schedule: give them number one priority. Go out of your way. Try to treat everyone well. Talk to the smallest child like a fellow person, because he is one. Teach children, every time you get the chance: they will need to know the things you know. Try to follow the teachings of Jesus every day. Pray. Keep an open mind. Laugh every time you get the chance. Don’t say “can’t;” just try. Prepare for an emergency, just in case. Learn to swim. Take good care of yourself. Some things were just meant to be. Faye was an active, involved member of First Cumberland Presbyterian Church and over the years also participated in many community organizations, assisting with the founding of Gulf Park pool and serving as a long term volunteer with Gulf Park swim team, as well as school PTAs and sports programs at Cedar Bluff and Karns schools. She was an early supporter of West Knoxville youth soccer. She enjoyed years of cards with her bridge club and team bowling with her husband. For many years, she regularly packaged groceries for FISH hunger ministry. She was known for reaching out to personally and practically help others. Where there was need, she often noticed and did something about it. Faye and Glenn were blessed with 45 years of marriage. They lived in Florence, Ala., Palo Alto, Calif., and Knoxville, where Glenn worked as a branch chief with Tennessee Valley Authority and after his retirement taught classes and prepared taxes for H&R Block Premium, Cedar Bluff Road. Faye was preceded in death by her son, Michael Glenn O’Neal (1971); her father, William Herman Landrum Sr. (2004); and her husband, Weyman Glenn O’Neal (2005). Faye is survived by her beloved mother, Mary Ethel Lindsey Landrum and all of her four siblings, who were very far apart in their ages, but very close in their hearts — lifelong friends: sister, Eva Jo (Mrs. John Edward) Thrasher; sister and brother-in-law, Helen and Jacob Barnhill; brothers and sisters-in-law, Bill and Cheryl Landrum, and Bobby and Mandy Landrum; daughters and sons-in law, Glenda and Greg Tolliver, and Donna and Tom Walker; and sons and daughters-in-law, Lindsey and Wendy Shands O’Neal, and James and Peggy Gann O’Neal; nine grandchildren. Funeral service was Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012, at First Cumberland Presbyterian Church with Dr. J. David Hester and the Rev. Kevin Wood officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to: HVAC Fund First Cumberland Presbyterian Church. On-line condolences may be extended at Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.

• MCLAIN, James Lee,
age 89, residing at NHC Farragut, went to be with his beloved wife and heavenly father, Aug. 1, 2012. He married Virginia Harris, the love of his life, Aug. 2, 1947. She preceded him in passing Oct. 1, 2005. He had to leave this earth Aug. 1 to keep a special date Aug. 2 to reunite for their 65th wedding anniversary celebration, which was more important than events of this world. Jim is survived by his daughter, Ginny McLain-Tate, and son-in-law, Frank Tate; numerous nieces, nephews and sister-in-law, Edie Ford. He was a decorated World War II veteran and proudly served his country in the 15th Air Force, 450th Bomb Group, as a B-24 pilot, stationed in Italy 1943-1945. He was fortunate enough to make an Honor Air trip out of Knoxville to the Washington, DC memorials in spring 2011. Jim was a graduate of The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, College of Engineering, thanks to the G.I. program. He had a successful career with a large, multinational corporation, which took his family to live in four states and a foreign country, and him to many cities, states and countries for business travel. His real life’s work began at retirement with a Radio Shack computer. He spent the next 25 years researching the genealogy of our families. He provided all members of our family with fully documented data that made possible membership in Daughters of the American Revolution, First Families of Tennessee, and many other historic organizations. He was a Christian man, who will be missed by his family and friends, especially his friends and special caregivers at NHC Farragut. The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., Friday, Aug. 10, 2012, with a memorial service at Click Funeral Home, Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike. Graveside rites will be at a later date at Fairview Cemetery, Newbern.

age 75, of Knoxville passed away Thursday evening, Aug. 2, 2012, at his home. Don was born in the Three Way Community in Jackson as an only child to W.C. and Anne Elizabeth Rhodes Holifield. He graduated from Union University, where he was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. He also served in the 230th Signal BN (AD) Tennessee Army National Guard for eight years. Don’s management career started in Jackson working for private industry, the state of Tennessee, and in 1964, he became the assistant manager of the Jackson Chamber of Commerce. His family moved to East Tennessee the following year and he spent five years as the general manager of Morristown Chamber of Commerce. Joining the Knoxville Chamber of Commerce in 1970, he held the position of director of economic development and general manager for 10 years. In 1980, Don became director of Industrial Development at R.M. Moore and the following year he was named secretary-manager of Tennessee Valley Fair where he worked until his retirement Jan. 1, 2000. In his retirement, he remained active, volunteering in the Knoxville community, as well as working part-time hosting the Tennessee Smokies corporate picnics, followed by the last eight years at Chick-fil-A in Turkey Creek where he enjoyed working with everyone, especially the young people. He was a 42-year member of First Baptist Church of Knoxville and a lifetime member, and past president, of the Kiwanis Club of Knoxville. He was preceded in death by his parents. Don is survived by his wife of 22 years, Janis Littleton Holifield; two daughters, Donna Holifield Strunk and Elizabeth Holifield Webb; three grandchildren; brothers-and-sisters-in-law; four nieces and three nephews. A celebration of life was Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012, fat First Baptist Church of Knoxville with the Rev. Dave Ward officiating. Graveside and internment was Tuesday, Aug. 7, at Antioch Baptist Church, Humboldt. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: First Baptist Church of Knoxville, 510 W. Main St., Knoxville or Kiwanis Youth Foundation, P.O Box 232, Knoxville, TN 37901-0232. Click Funeral Home Middlebrook Chapel, 9020 Middlebrook Pike, served the Holifield family.

• GLOSS, Frank Peter,
age 61, of Knoxville, formerly of Miami, Fla., Atlanta and Scranton, Pa., passed away suddenly Friday, July 27, while cycling on a country road. Frank was a nurse anesthetist working at Ft. Sanders Medical Center in Knoxville. He had many passions including his sailboat and his Pinarello bicycle. He was an active member of Concord Yacht Club and a former member of the Atlanta Kayak Club. Frank maintained a relationship with his high school team swim team and enjoyed frequent reunions. While living in Jackson Hole, Wyo., Frank was a ski instructor. He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Helen Chmielewski Gloss. Frank is survived by his sister, Terri Gloss; uncle and aunt, Stanley and Diane Chmielewski; aunts, Irene Chmielewski and Mary Gloss; cousin, Paul Korry; close friends, Dwight Guinn, Randy Schonagen, George Frankel; many other cousins and friends. A celebration of life was Saturday, Aug. 4, at Click Funeral Home Middlebrook Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Make A Wish Foundation, or to a charity of choice. Click Funeral Home and Cremations, Middlebrook Chapel, 9020 Middlebrook Pike, served the Gloss family.

• GERWELS, John Mathias,
age 68, of Farragut passed away early Monday morning, July 30, 2012. John was a founding member of St. John Neumann Catholic Church. He was a graduate of the University of Dayton and Purdue University. He was the 2012 United Way Volunteer of the Year in Savannah, Ga. John was an active advocate of CASA of Knoxville. He enjoyed his involvement with Big Brothers and Big Sisters. John worked at K-25 and Y-12 in Oak Ridge and later traveled the world as a quality improvement consultant. John was raised in Goshen, Ind., by his parents, Charles and Frances Beres Gerwels, who preceded him in death. He is survived by his three children and their families, David, Jacqueline, Palmer, Baylor, Banks and Beres Gerwels; Deborah, Joseph, Andrew and Colin Della-Rodolfa; Katherine, Mark and Marin Carter; siblings, Charles, Eileen, Julie, Paul, David, Thomas, Mary, Michael, Edward, Frances, Christine and Joseph; several nieces and nephews. A Mass was celebrated Friday at St. John Neumann Catholic Church with the Rev. Monsignor G. Patrick Garrity celebrant. A procession followed to Lake View Cemetery. Memorials may be made to: CASA of East Tennessee, 2250 Sutherland Ave., Suite 101, Knoxville, TN 37919. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike, served the Gerwels family.

of West Knoxville, died peacefully in her sleep Friday, July 27, 2012. Mrs. Creekmore was a retired schoolteacher in Knox County, and was the widow of Richard Somers Creekmore Sr., a Knoxville attorney. A lifelong servant of God, she dedicated and devoted her life to her family and teaching. She was preceded in death by sons, Richard Walter Flowers Creekmore, and Richard Somers Creekmore Jr. She is survived by daughters, Catherine Creekmore and Evelyn Creekmore-Buttermore and husband, Paul Buttermore; sister, Peggy Ball and husband, Jack; brother C.A. Flowers Jr.; and grand-dogs, Pinny and Winny Creekmore. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to a charity of choice. A private service was held. On-line condolences may be extended at Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel

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