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• WHITE, Robert Joe, (Bob)
age 72 of Oak Ridge, formerly of Farragut passed away Wednesday, September 26, 2012 at his home, surrounded by his family. Bob was a member of Central Baptist Church of Oak Ridge. He was a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather. Bob was a graduate of Farragut High School and Tennessee Tech University where he was a member of the Tennessee Tech football team and 1961 undefeated championship team. He enjoyed a successful career as an educator and coach at McMinn County High School in Athens and Knoxville’s Central High School. Bob enjoyed the company of his good friend and college roommate, Ray Whited, the mountains, water, driving his Corvette and was also an avid fisherman. Most of all, Bob loved spending time with his family. He was preceded in death by his infant son, Robert Joe White Jr., parents, William (Willie) and Sarah Arden White and brothers, Herbert White, Johnny White, J.W. White; and brother-in-law, J.C. Walker. Bob is survived by his wife of 42 years, Barbara Eaves White; son, Joe Chadwick White of Knoxville; daughter and son-in-law, Scottie and Greg Basham and granddaughter, Ainsley Madison Basham, all of Tampa, FL; siblings and spouses, Ed and Opal White of Maryville, David and Sandy White of Farragut, Patricia Walker of Lenoir City, Ann Thomas of Knoxville; sister-in-law, Robbie White and husband, Terry Cannon of Knoxville; many nieces, nephews. Special thanks to Barbara Amburn, our beloved niece of Maryville for her love and compassionate care of Bob throughout his life. The family will receive friends from 2:00 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. Sunday, September 30, 2012 with a Celebration of Life to follow at 4:00 p.m. in the Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel. Graveside Services will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in honor of Bob and Barbara’s granddaughter, Ainsley to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 26 Broadway, 14th Floor, New York, NY  10004 (800) 533-2873. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike is serving the White family.

• SUD, Leela Bhavnani M.D.,
of Knoxville passed away Thursday evening, September 20, 2012. Dr. Sud was a well respected psychiatrist in the Knoxville area for over fifty years. She came to the United States from India to do her medical training after being selected by the American Medical Association. She completed her medical training at Nashville General Hospital of Vanderbilt University and moved to Knoxville to start her practice. There she met her beloved husband of 53 years. She loved her family and friends and was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Dr. Sud was compassionate and close to God and she conveyed this in everything she did. She was always smiling and lifted the spirits of all of those whom she touched. She gave her life to helping others. She is survived by her husband, Mohinder Sud; children, Pamela Sud M.D. and Avinash Sud M.D; grandchildren, Nikhail, Dillon and Priyanka Sud; her sister-in-law Peggy Sood; her nieces and nephews as well as many loving relatives throughout the world. Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, September 27, 2012 in the Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike.

• PORTER, Virginia Overton,
age 95, of Knoxville, passed away peacefully, Saturday, September 22, 2012 at Shannondale Health Care Center. Virginia was born December 27, 1916 to the late Duncan Elmo Overton, Sr. and Hattie Vera Giles Overton. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Concord. She was retired as Gift Shop District Supervisor of Days Inn She was a volunteer with the Gift Shop and Cook Book of Hundred Oaks Castle, Winchester, TN and a volunteer with the Gift Shop for the O’Connor Senior Center and helped with the reprint of the Mary Starr Cookbook for the center. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, J. Lamar Porter; daughter Cynthia Porter Hartman; brother Duncan Elmo Overton, Jr. and sister-in-law, Veda Overton. Virginia is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Jay Lamar and Cathy Porter; daughter and son-in-law, Susan and David Porterfield; grandchildren Jayson Porter and Bethany Cook; great-grandchildren, Jaycob Porter and Piper Cook; sister, Ruth Kauffman. A private service was held. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, Concord, 11704 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37934. Online condolences may be sent to Arrangements provided by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.

• MANDELLA, Angella,
age 49 of Knoxville passed away unexpectedly September 18, 2012. She was a loving and devoted daughter, mother, as well as grandmother who had a wonderful laugh and sense of humor. Angella was a recent graduate of Tennessee Technology Center. She is survived by her mother, Judi Benedict; children, Michael Mandella, Jennifer Fafard, Angella Fafard and Jessica Mandella; grandchildren, Kahlia, Niko, Gianni, Navarah and Vincenzo; brother, Michael Mandella. Family and friends will gather at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, September 23, 2012 for a Celebration of Life at Click Funeral Home Middlebrook Chapel, 9020 Middlebrook Pike.

• MALTAIS, Leona G. (Mickey),
of Knoxville, passed away on Friday, September 21, 2012. She was born on April 7, 1930 and raised in Jersey City, New Jersey. Mickey devoted her life to her husband of 62 years, Fred and raising their children. She was accomplished in culinary arts, an interest she pursued throughout her life with great joy and enthusiasm. Mickey is survived by three sons and their wives, Robert and Martha Ann, Jay and Catherine and Glenn and Julie; grandchildren, Megan Baker and her husband Adam, Stephanie Vaccaro and her husband Nick, Kirk Maltais, Eric Maltais and Melissa Maltais. She is also survived by sisters, Betty McGivney and Barbara Devine, both of New Jersey and brother-in-law, Richard Maltais. The children wish to express sincere gratitude to Mickey’s brother-in-law Richard, who thoughtfully and generously gave of his time to assist her in her final year. A private service will be held Friday. Online condolences may be sent to The family will receive friends from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM Thursday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.

• FLOYD, Martha Dickerson,
age 80, of Knoxville, TN went to be with her Lord on September 26, 2012 after a courageous battle with Alzheimer’s. Mrs. Floyd was born on March 30, 1932 in Madison County, KY to Vardy and Bertha Dickerson. She married Robert Joseph Floyd on May 14, 1955 in Lexington, Kentucky. She was an avid painter, with a particular love for painting Dogwoods, and enjoyed spending time outdoors with her husband and family. She was a member of First Baptist Concord. Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Haden Dickerson; sisters, Etta Redmon, and Marie Dickerson. Survivors include, her husband, Robert J. Floyd; children and spouses, Jennifer and Jim Fair; Janet and Lance Rasnake; grandchildren, McKenzie and Landon Fair; siblings and spouses, David Earl and Sue Dickerson, Jennie and Albert Smither and Iona Dyer; sister-in-law, Barbara Dickerson; several nieces and nephews. Martha will be especially remembered for volunteering at her church, particularly with the Sonshine Class that provides a Christian environment while ministering to individuals with special physical and developmental needs. A special thanks is extended to the staff at Arbor Terrace Assisted Living and Brakebill Nursing Home for their compassionate care and support during her illness. The family is especially grateful for Martha’s pen pal, Ms. Gindy Beth Houston of First Baptist Concord for the many cards and prayers. Private Graveside Services will be held for the family at Pleasant Forest Cemetery in Farragut, TN. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions in Martha’s name be made to the Pat Summit Foundation for their continued efforts in finding a cure for Alzheimers: The Pat Summitt Foundation Fund, East Tennessee Foundation, 625 Market Street, Suite 1400, Knoxville, TN 37902. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike is serving the Floyd family.

• DE FELICE, Peter John Jr.,
age 87, born March 9, 1925, of Knoxville, TN, formerly of Tampa, FL and Lawrence, MA went home to be with the Heavenly Father on September 26, 2012. Peter was a veteran of World War II serving in the US Army Air Corp. He enjoyed his career as a professional photographer and was also a hard-working carpenter. Peter was a loving, tender and caring husband, father and Papa to his grandchildren. He loved music, dancing, traveling, and bowling, but the legacy that he was most proud of leaving behind is his family. Peter was preceded in death by his parents, Peter John De Felice Sr. and Carmella De Felice; and brother, Robert De Felice. He is survived by his wife of nearly fifty years, Norma De Felice; son, John Burdett and wife Teri of Jacksonville, FL; daughters, Debbie Loughrey and husband, Charlie of Farragut, Shelley Butler of Tampa, FL, Donna Vreeland and husband, John of Land O’ Lakes, FL, Kathy Driscoll of Knoxville; grandchildren, Lindsey and Bradley, Justin and Shannon, Eric and Kelsey, Derek, and Caleb; sister, Rita Sogno; brothers, William and Richard De Felice; several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, September 30th, 2012 at the Click Funeral Home Middlebrook Chapel with Rev. Linda Parton officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to “Fidelity Charitable KiMe Fund” for the benefit of Parkinsons Disease Research at Fidelity Charitable KiMe Fund, P.O. Box 770001, Cincinnati, OH 45277-0053. Click Funeral Home and Cremations, 9020 Middlebrook Pike is serving the De Felice family.

• BATSON, Herman Dewey,
passed away September 26, 2012, Preceded in death by his Mother, Jane E. Martin York, and his father Herman D. Batson Sr.  Batson a graduate of Isaac Litton High School, decorated Korean Veteran, and 1st Lieutenant United States Marine Corps.  Took training in Paris Island, South Carolina, and Camp Lejeune.  Graduated Honor Man Instructors School, Marine Corp Depot, San Diego, Cal.  Served with the 1st Marine Division in Korea, and was awarded a Bronze Star and a Purple Heart among other commendations for his service.  He was a Direct Descendant of General Daniel S. Donelson in Who’s who American Universities and Colleges.  Batson retired from the Pellissippi State Community College Registrar’s office in Knoxville.  Friends and constituents will gather from 5:00 – 7:00 pm Sunday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.  Interment will be held on Monday at East Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery at 9:30 am.  Online condolences may be made at  Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel in charge of arrangements.

• BATES, Matthew,
19, died on September 23, 2012. He was a 2011 graduate of Farragut High School, and was attending Pellissippi State Community College. Matthew will be remembered by everyone who knew him as an exceptional young man who reached out to everyone with a brilliant smile and helpful nature. His kind, quiet spirit left an impact wherever he went. He was a great son, brother, athlete, and friend. Matthew leaves behind his father, Martin Bates; mother, Lynn Blackledge Bates; and sister, Sarah Bates; grandparents Ray and Flo Bates; numerous aunts and uncles, cousins, and oodles of fantastic friends. Matthew’s family will receive friends at Church Street United Methodist Church on Saturday, September 29th from 10 to 12 am, with service at 12 noon. Burial will follow immediately at Pleasant Forest Cemetery on Concord Road. A special fund has been created at Church Street United Methodist in Matthew Bates’ name for counseling of young adults. Online condolences may be made at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel In charge of arrangements.

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