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• THOMPSON, Margaret Marie Parrott,
age 78, of Farragut passed away early Wednesday morning, May 8, 2013 at her home. Marie was a member of Concord United Methodist Church. Marie was a homemaker and mo-ther to three. Her pro-udest role was as a Navy wife in support of her husband’s military career. She was a 1952 graduate of Knoxville Central High School. Marie attended the University of Tennessee where she participated in the Phi Mu Sorority. She later worked at Tandy Leather Company and Farragut Press, formerly known as West Side Story. Marie was preceded in death by her parents, J. Karl Parrott Sr. and Louise Parrott and brother, J. Karl Parrott Jr. She is survived by her husband of 58 years, James C. Thompson; sons, Ken Thompson, Jeff Thompson and wife, Debbie; daughter, Lori Glover and husband, Rick; grandchildren, Monet Glover, Brennan Suits (Joe), Kalyn Forster (James), Kimble Glover, Lindsey Thompson, Katie Thompson, Natalie Thompson and Patrick Thompson; great-grandchildren, Jos-eph Suits, Kaisley and Makena Forster; sister-in-law, Doris Parrott; several nieces and nephews. Family and friends will gather at 11 a.m. Friday, May 10, 2013 for Graveside Services at Greenwood Cemetery, 3500 Tazewell Pike, Knoxville, TN 37918. Rev. Larry Trotter will officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Sertoma Learning Center, 1400 E. 5th Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37917 and Concord United Methodist Church, 11020 Roane Street, Knoxville, TN 37934. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike is serving the Thompson family.

• PHIPPS, Bonnie Colleen Hayes,
age 87 of Duncanville, Texas, formerly of Knoxville, Tennessee and Paducah, Kentucky, passed away on May 5, 2013. Bonnie was born and raised in Louellen, Kentucky, as one of seven children born to George Raymond Hayes and Lillie Clements Hayes. Following high school, she taught in a one-roomed school, after the teacher left to serve in World War II. The next year she got a secretarial job at the atomic energy plant in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. It was there that she met and married the love of her life, John Kenton Phipps. Later they moved to Paducah, Kentucky, where they lived for twenty-five years, before transferring back to the Knoxville area. Bonnie was a homemaker who enjoyed bowling, sewing, and gardening. She worked as a Red Cross hospital volunteer for forty years, serving at Western Baptist Hospital in Paducah, Kentucky, and Parkwest Medical Center in Knoxville, Tennessee. Bonnie was also a long-time member of the Village Green Garden Club, well-known for her green thumb and her wildflower garden. Following the death of her husband in July of 2008, she moved to Germantown, Tennessee, and later to Duncanville, Texas, to be closer to her daughters. She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Robert Hayes, Royce Hayes, Asa Hayes and sisters, Carolyn Hayes Campbell and Faye Hayes Goode. Bonnie is survived by her three daughters: Jo Anna Gurley and husband Larry of Germantown, Tennessee, and Bluffton, South Carolina; Jan Sheppard and husband Ron of Duncanville, Texas, and Jill Milton of Owensboro, Kentucky; grandchildren, Mary Hayes Roberts of Germantown, Tennessee; Kenton Sheppard and wife Ashley of Great Falls, Montana, Ashley Sheppard Kreklau of Duncanville, Texas, and Lindsay Milton Lodmell and husband James of Lexington, Kentucky; great-grandsons, Jacob Kreklau, Blake Kreklau and Clayton Gregson-Sheppard; sister, Kitty Burke and husband Bill; sisters-in-law, Sallie Elkins, Mary C. Hayes, Lois Hayes, Billie Jo Hayes, Judy Phipps; numerous nieces, nephews, and loved ones. The family will receive friends at 10 a.m. Saturday morning, May 18, 2013 with a Celebration of Life to follow at 11 a.m. in the Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel. Interment will follow in the Pleasant Forest Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Red Cross or the American Cancer Society. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike is serving the family of Bonnie Phipps.

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