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• MONROE, Gary Lee,
age 57, of Knoxville, passed away Wednes-day, Aug. 22, 2012. Gary was a very dedicated family man and a great husband, father and grandfather. He was a 1972 graduate of Fulton High School and attended The University of Tennessee. Gary worked 21 years for Boeing in Oak Ridge. His hobbies include all sports, golf, fishing, NASCAR and especially UT football. Most of all he enjoyed his grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Calvin and Juanita Monroe; and two brothers, Tommy and Chester Monroe. Gary is survived by his wife, Janet Y. Monroe; children and spouses, Brock and Lindsay Blankenship, Amanda and Brian Flynn, Jimy and Christa White; six grandchildren; a great-grandson. Click Funeral Home Middlebrook Chapel, 9020 Middlebrook Pike.

• MCCULLOUGH Jr., Chester Charlton,
who went to be with his Lord Sunday, Aug. 19, 2012, at age 95 years, 5 months, was a resident of River Forest, Ill., from 1953 to June 2012. A long-time member of First Presbyterian Church of River Forest, he served as deacon and elder and in several other capacities. Mr. McCullough was born March 18, 1917, in the city of Chicago, son of Chester C. and Una (McFarland) McCullough. He attended Harvard School for Boys, Beloit College (Bachelor of Arts 1939), Chicago Kent College of Law (Bachelor of Laws 1947, and Jurus Doctor 1948), and the University of Chicago (Master of Business Administration 1953). While at Beloit College, Beloit, Wis., he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa; in law school, at Kent, he worked on the Law Review; at the University of Chicago, he was elected to Beta Gamma Sigma. Mr. McCullough was also a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Sons of the American Revolution, and the University Club of Chicago. Mr. McCullough served in World War II (private to captain), training with the 63rd Infantry Division, in the United States, and then serving with the 26th Infantry Division in Europe; after V.E. Day, he was assigned to Military Government of Germany. Recalled for the Korean Conflict, he served as a Civil Affairs officer in Korea. In 1939, Mr. McCullough went to work for Chicago Title and Trust Company as a junior clerk. He was elected vice president of that company in 1957. In 1964, he transferred to the subsidiary, Chicago Title Insurance Company, from which he retired in 1982, as senior vice president and secretary. In 1942, Mr. McCullough married Jean Lenore Coffman, who passed away in 1986. Mr. McCullough is survived by children, Dr. Celia M. McCullough (Gary Kaplan) and Maj. Daniel C. McCullough (Sue); four grandchildren; a stepgrandson; their children; many nieces and nephews on the Coffman family side. In lieu of flowers, donations are requested to: First Presbyterian Church, River Forest, Ill., or Boy Scout Troop 65, c/o Michael J. Harkins, 929 William, River Forest, IL 60305. After a family interment service at Forest Home Cemetery beside his beloved wife, a memorial service was at First Presbyterian Church, River Forest, Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012. Click Funeral Home Middlebrook Chapel served the McCullough family. www.clickfh


• LEEDER, Wayne Anthony,
age 73, of Farragut, passed away Aug. 23, 2012, at his home. Wayne was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He is survived by his wife, Margaret Leeder; children and spouses, Michael and Jodie Leeder, Jeffrey and Guin Leeder, Tracey and Brett Selwitz and Jill and Steve Carro; nine grandchildren. A Mass was celebrated at Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012, at St. John Neumann Catholic Church with Father Doug Owens celebrant. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike, served the Leeder family. 

• LAWHEAD, Anthony “Tony,”
age 62, of Knoxville died Saturday morning, Aug. 25, 2012, at his home. Tony was a member of West Towne Christian Church. His faith in the Lord sustained him during his trials with ALS. He was an employee of BWXT Y-12 and a former employee of Bechtel. Tony loved music, books and was seen often at Edward McKay’s Books. He was a member of the Sonrise Emmaus community. Tony was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He was preceded in death by his father, Harry Allen Lawhead; and mother, Eva Mae Benson Lawhead. Tony is survived by his wife of 18 years, Brenda Lawhead; daughter and son-in-law, Elizabeth and Phillip Yoder and their daughters; stepchildren, Brady Walls and wife, Casey, and their children, Jennifer Nicholson and husband, Eric, and their children; several brothers and sisters; an uncle; special friends, Lyle Bennett and Laurie Ballard; beloved border collie, Barney. The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday with a meal to follow at 6 p.m. at West Towne Christian Church. A Celebration of Life will be held at 7 p.m., Wednesday, at West Towne Christian Church with Pastor George Clark and Pastor Ron Bull officiating. Graveside service will be 10 a.m., Thursday, at Oak Ridge Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Central United Methodist Church, 112 N. Range St. 4335, Oblong, IL 62449, or Water Angels, 907 University Ave. NW, Knoxville, TN 37921. Click Funeral Home Middlebrook Pike is serving the Lawhead family.

• HARRIS, David Joseph,
age 84, of Knoxville, passed away Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012, at The University of Tennessee Medical Center after a brief illness. He was born on March 23, 1928, in Atlanta, Ga., to the late Leonard Wainman Harris and Mildred Gross Harris McClair. David married his childhood sweetheart, Polly Anna Philips, in 1949. After graduation from Emory University in Atlanta and Naval Officer Candidate School in Newport, R.I., he served as radio officer aboard the aircraft carrier USS Randolph during the Korean conflict, retiring in 1973 after 20 years in the Intelligence Division of the U.S. Navy Reserve. In civilian life, he was a representative for Standard Brands, Inc., in Atlanta, moving to Knoxville in 1962 after promotion to regional manager. He later represented Thermo Products, Inc., retiring in 1989. For the last 50 years of his life, he was a faithful member of Church Street United Methodist Church and the Murphy Builders Sunday School Class, who will serve as honorary pallbearers. He was predeceased by his sister, Jan Harris Bailey. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Polly Anna Philips Harris; children, Dr. David Harris Jr. and wife, Patti, Frank Philips Harris and wife, T.R., and Paula Morrison and husband, Grainger; four grandchildren; a nephew. Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012, at Church Street United Methodist Church with the Rev. Andy Ferguson, the Rev. Cabel W. Trent, the Rev. Darryl Rasnake and the Rev. Sarah Varnell officiating. The family will receive friends in the chapel immediately following. Interment and graveside services will be held at 1 p.m., Monday, Sept. 3, 2012, at City of Decatur, Ga., Cemetery with the Rev. Elizabeth Coppedge-Henley officiating. The family request that memorials in David’s name may be made to: Church Street United Methodist Church, 900 Henley St., Knoxville, TN 37902. Online condolences may be sent to: Arrangements provided by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.

• GENTRY, Colin Edward,
age 59, of Oak Ridge, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012, at Ft. Sanders Regional Medical Center. He was the senior strategist/partner of Next Wave Strategic Content. Colin is survived by his wife, Kahla Gentry; sister, Linda McGalliard; mother, Roberta Gentry; and niece, Jenni Marsh. A memorial service will be announced at a later date.

• ELLIOTT, Richard “Dick” George,
age 85, of Knoxville passed away on his daughter’s birthday, Sunday morning, Aug. 26, 2012, at Ben Atchley State Veterans Home. Dick served in the U.S. Navy, was a captain with Knoxville Fire Department, and owned Elliott’s Marine Sales and Service. Dick was a member of South Knoxville Lodge No. 769 F&AM and a 32nd Degree Mason. He was preceded in death by his parents, E. J. and Josephine Elliott. Dick is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Elizabeth “Punk” and Narvel Goforth; a grandson; two siblings; a former son-in-law; a host of other relatives and friends. Many thanks to his “adopted” sons, Big Jen, John David and Carla, Biker Fred, Jimmy Carter and Karen, the VA staff and close friends for their love and support. Dick will be cremated and put to rest with this “best” friend, Buster, at his favorite place in Florida. A memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Ben Atchley State Veterans Home, 9910 Coward Mill Road, Knoxville, TN 37931. Click Funeral Home and Cremations, 9020 Middlebrook Pike, served the Elliott family.

• DORRIS, Eva Sue,
age 69, of Knoxville, went to be with the Lord Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012, surrounded by her loving family, following a courageous battle with ovarian cancer. Sue was a member of West Park Baptist Church and Berean Sunday School class. She participated in several Bible study fellowships. Sue was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She was preceded in death by her parents, Baxter and Lillie Rucker. Sue is survived by her husband of 50 years, Jerry Dorris; children, Patricia Lynn Dorris, David Dorris and wife, Catherine; three grandchildren; several cousins. Funeral service was Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012, at West Park Baptist Church. Graveside service was Saturday at Pleasant Forest Cemetery. Memorials may be made to: American Cancer Society. Click Funeral Home and Cremations Middlebrook Chapel, 9920 Middlebrook Pike, served the Dorris family.

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