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• TORREY, Billie Frances,
age 84, born October 27, 1927, passed away Saturday, October 6, 2012 at Tennova Residential Hospice. After graduating from Redlands High School in Southern California, she met and married Phil Torrey, a young WWII Marine Gunner Sergeant. Upon his graduation from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, she assisted in representing her country by tending to the numerous career related responsibilities associated with being the wife of a Foreign Service Officer. Their career took her to Honduras, Paraguay, Mexico, Colombia, Barbados, Belize, and Washington, D.C. Billie was extremely well read and versed in history, economics, politics, both domestic and international, and cherished discussions addressing these subjects. Throughout her supportive career and beyond, she was a strong advocate of equal rights and opportunity. Billie will be missed for her enriching smile, sense of humor, wit, intellect, and most of all her genuine love and caring for each and every member of her family. She is predeceased by her husband, Charles Philip Torrey, Sr. Survivors include: her sisters, Irene Armstrong and Pauliss Smith, both of California; her son, Charles P. Torrey, Jr. and Wife Karen Martin Torrey of Knoxville; granddaughter, Elizabeth Torrey Tan and husband Ben Tan, and great-granddaughter, Annabel Tan, of Findlay, Ohio; grandson, John Philip Torrey of Knoxville; step-granddaughter, Ashley Eager and husband Wayne Eager of Knoxville; step-granddaughter, Kyle Bisese of Charlotte North Carolina; special friends, Bill and Janice Martin of Knoxville; special friend, Sandi Sleeman of Knoxville; special friend, Sharon Gilliam of Jefferson City,  Tennessee. The family will receive friends from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, October 9, 2012 in the Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel. Many thanks to Russell Devore, M.D. who as her oncologist, miraculously extended her life, and gently guided her through her many challenges. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike is serving the Torrey family.

• SUTTLES, Billie Carol King,
age 73, of Maryville passed away Tuesday evening, October 9, 2012 at home, surrounded by her family, after a brief courageous battle with cancer. She was a member of Piney Level Baptist Ch-urch. Billie loved watching the Vols and the Braves even in their bad times. She loved everyone and knew no stranger. Billie is preceded in death by parents Lewis King and Mary Elizabeth Waycaste King; sisters Joy Hatcher and Jett Beal Price; brothers Reed, L.D., Von, Jerry and Gary King; and several nieces and nephews. She was a loving and devoted wife to Sam Suttles for over 55 years; a loving and caring mother to her children, Ina Kay Suttles Roberts and husband Chuck Roberts, Tony Suttles and wife Lisa Williams Suttles, Roger Suttles; precious nana to her grandchildren, Brandy Roberts-Kershaw and husband Jeff Kershaw, Wendy Suttles Fermanich and husband Rob Fermanich, Serena Suttles Hodges and husband Matt Hodges, Kathy Roberts Cornwell and husband Danny Cornwell, Samantha Suttles, Christopher Suttles and Billie Suttles, several special step-grandchildren; and many precious great-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother and “sister”-in-law, Jack and Kathy King and numerous nieces and nephews and their families and special friends, James (Bud) and Doris Waters, Barbara Smith and a very special sister-in-law, Phyllis Suttles Arnold. The family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday, October 12, 2012 at Piney Level Baptist Church, 3527 Piney Level Church Road, Maryville, TN 37803 with the Funeral Service to follow at 2:30 p.m. Rev. George Macht will officiate. Immediately following the service, there will be a procession to Grandview Cemetery for a Graveside Service and interment. Memorial donations may be made to Hope for Today Cancer Support Group, 422 Blockhouse Road, Maryville, TN 37803. Click Funeral Home and Cremations, Middlebrook Chapel, 9020 Middlebrook Pike, Knoxville, 865-694-3500 is serving the Suttles family.

• STOOKSBURY, Katherine B. (Grams)
of West Knoxville passed away Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at Park West Hospital after her courageous battle with cancer. She was born on October 2, 1937 in Manchester, TN. She was a long-time, active member of Bearden United Methodist Church. She graduated from The University of Tennessee in 1958 with a BS degree in education. Her teaching career for 31 years included Norris High School, Young High School, West Hills Elementary and Sequoyah Elementary touching many lives in the process. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Katherine was preceded in death by her parents, Hobart and Cornelia Brewer and her special aunt, Elizabeth Johnston (Sweetie). She is survived by her devoted husband, Tom, of 53 years and son David (Mitzi) Stooksbury of Knoxville and daughter Amy (Terry) Byrd of Mt. Juliet, TN and grandchildren Wes Stooksbury, Haley and Macy Sissom and Carson Byrd. Also survived by her sister Betty Jane (Bill) Schmutz of Omaha, NE and several loving in-laws and nieces and nephews and many truly great friends. Family will receive friends from 5:00-8:00 pm Saturday, October 6 at Highland Memorial Funeral Home. The Funeral Service will be held on Sunday, October 7 at 6:00 pm at Bearden United Methodist Church, 4407 Sutherland Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37919. Family and friends will meet at Highland Memorial Cemetery at 10:00 am on Monday, October 8 for the graveside service. Services officiated by Reverend Mike Sluder and Reverend Jim Pollock. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Bearden United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 11065, Knoxville, TN 37939 FISH Hospitality Pantries, 800 S Northshore Drive, Knoxville, TN 37919 Thompson Cancer Survival Center Foundation, 1915 White Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37916. A special thanks to the doctors, nurses, therapist and staff of Park West Hospital and Patricia Neal Reh-abilitation Center and Dr. Bruce Avery. Please sign Mrs. Stooksbury’s online register book at Highland Mem-orial Funeral Home, 5315 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919. 865-588-0567

• SCARBROUGH, Amy Michelle,
age 37 of Knoxville, passed away suddenly, Saturday, October 6, 2012. She was of the Baptist faith and was preceded in death by her father, Billy Ray Scarbrough; step-father Allen Varnell; grandmother, Blanche Scarbrough; grandfather Robert Perryman. Amy is survived by her loving daughters, Victoria “Tori” Scarbrough and Jessica “Jessie” Padgett; mother, Vicki Scarbrough; sister, Heather Arroyo; brother, Brandon Varnell; grandmothers, Doris Perryman and Dorothy Varnell; niece, Haley Varnell-Arroyo and many other family and friends to numerous to mention. Online condolences may be sent to A graveside service will be held 2:00 PM Thursday at Rocky Hill Cemetery with Reverend Aldana Allan officiating. The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Wednesday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.

• NICHOLS, Hal Carter, Jr.,
after a full and happy life of 88 years, Hal Nichols passed away at home with his beloved wife Eleanor on Friday, October 5, 2012. Hal spent his life in Knoxville, and his parents were Hal C. Nichols, Sr. and Annie Turner Nichols. He was the oldest of seven children; John Edward, Victor, Leroy and Anne preceded him in death. Frank and Ruth Lynn Ellison are survivors. He was the grandson of John Turner, builder and contractor of many Knoxville homes and buildings. Hal was proud of the fact that he was an electrical engineer and was plant engineer at Rohm & Haas Company for 34 years. He was active in West Knoxville Rotary and enjoyed membership in the Society for Barbershop Singing in America. Hal was for many years an active member of Erin Presbyterian Church. After his marriage to Eleanor Harrison he joined First United Methodist Church where he sang in the choir. During WWII Hal served in the United States Army Air Corps and always loved to fly. He was graduated from the University of Tennessee in Electrical Engineering and was a 1942 graduate of historic Knoxville High School. Throughout his life Hal was always eager to experience new things and was known for his wonderful sense of humor. Eleanor Harrison and Hal were married in 2001; Eleanor has two sons Bruce E. Harrison and wife Grace of Ann Arbor, Michigan, and John W. Harrison and wife Lisa of Fairhope, Alabama. Eleanor’s grandchildren are Isabelle and Iris Harrison. Hal was married to Suelynn Wooten Nichols for fifty years and raised two children Cathy Nichols Keller married to Reed A. Keller and their children are Jessica Martin, Michael Keller, and Janet; and grandchildren Wade, Ivy, and Carter Nichols of Atlanta; and Katrina Nichols Rothblum married to Dr. Lawrence I Rothblum and son Sam Rothblum of Oklahoma City and daughter Leigh R. Checkman of New Orleans, Louisiana, married to Dan Checkman and son Noah. There will be a private burial service followed by a Celebration of Life Service at the First United Methodist Church on Monday, October 8, 2012 at 2:00 pm. The family will receive friends at the church after the service. Memorials should be sent to the First United Methodist Church Parish House, 3316 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, Tennessee 37919. Online condolences may be sent to Arrangements provided by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.

• MATLOCK, Geneva Denton,
age 98, of Knoxville, passed away peacefully Wednesday, October 3, 2012, at Shannondale Health Care Center of Knoxville. She was born to Lena Williams and Andrew Jackson Denton in Sevierville, TN. When she was a small child her family moved to Seven Springs Farm in the Blue Grass community. She graduated from Central High School and Knoxville Business College then joined her father in the family business, Seven Springs Dairy and Beverage Co. She was a devoted wife, mother, and homemaker, active in PTA, scouting, Baptist Hospital Auxiliary, Lindbergh Forest Garden Club, and a longtime member of Second Presbyterian Church. After the children were grown, she returned to work at UT Alumni Office and then at Valley Fidelity Bank (1st Tennessee) where she maintained the safety deposit department from 1962 to retirement. She was greatly fulfilled and devoted the same loving care to her customers as she did to her family and she developed many wonderful friendships. She was known and beloved for her fun spirit, charm, grace, style, love of people, and her beautiful smile. Preceded in death by her parents, brothers and sisters, Lester, Claude, Early, Ralph, Fred, Vera, Edgar, and Evelyn. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Vance Matlock. Survived by their children, John V. Matlock, Jr. (Donna) of Knoxville, Stephen E. Matlock (Julie) of Ft. Mill, SC, and Nancy Hale Matlock of Dallas, TX; granddaughters, Molly Matlock (Ben) of Durham, NC, Elizabeth Hale Spitzer (Lee) of Dallas, TX, Lauren Matlock Lurz (Jonathan) of Charlotte, NC, and Courtney Quickel Ibach (Daniel) of Knoxville; great grandchildren, Alexander James Spitzer, Eleanor Ann Lurz, Chancelor Frederick Ibach, and Chatham Faith Ibach. The family is grateful to the staff and residents of Shannondale Retirement Center of Knoxville, which has been her home for the last 12 years, especially to the 5th floor staff of Health Care. The family will receive friends Friday, October 12, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel at 6200 Kingston Pike. Saturday, October 13, a graveside service will be performed with Reverend Dr. Bryan Wilson officiating, at 11:00 a.m., at Highland Memorial Cemetery, 5313 Kingston Pike, followed at 3:00 p.m. by a memorial service at Shannondale Retirement Center, 801 Vanosdale Rd. Memorials may be made to Second Presbyterian Church, 2829 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919, or Shannondale Chaplain’s Fund, 801 Vanosdale Rd., Knoxville, TN 37909. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. Online condolences may be made at

• AJLOUNY, Matilda Jubran,
age 80, of Louisville, mother of Chuck and wife Debbie, and Walter and wife Denise, and grandmother of Jason, passed away Thursday, October 11, 2012 after a long and courageous battle with cancer. A free spirit and a woman who loved life, Matilda treasured her family above all else, especially her grandson, Jason. She is also survived by her brother, Fuad Jubran, and a large extended family, both here and abroad, who will miss her very deeply. The family will receive friends from 6pm – 8pm Sunday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel with a 7pm Prayer service during receiving. Family and friends will gather Monday at St. Georges Church for an 11am Celebration of Matilda’s life with interment to follow at Sherwood Memorial Gardens. Memorials in Matilda’s name may be made to: Campaign for Hope c/o University of Tennessee Medical Center Cancer Institute 1520 Medical Center Way Knoxville, Tennessee 37920 Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. Online condolences at “Only when you drink from the river of silence shall you indeed sing. And when you have reached the mountain top, then you shall begin to climb. And when the earth shall claim your limbs, then shall you truly dance.” - Kahlil Gibran

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