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• HAMBLEN, Stephen Howard (Steve),
age 66 of Knoxville, TN, formerly of Kingsport, passed away Sunday, July 7, 2013. Steve was a member of Concord United Methodist Church. He was a loving and devoted family man who enjoyed spending his time in retirement with his 7 granddaughters and 2 grandsons. As a child, he grew up in the Sullivan Gardens community and was active in 4-H and working on the family farm. He was a 1965 graduate of Sullivan High School and earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Agricultural Business from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 1969. Steve was a member of Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity, where he served as Noble Ruler in 1968. He was a Vietnam veteran of the U.S. Army. Steve began working with Tennessee Farm Bureau in 1973 in Athens, TN as an insurance agent, where he advanced to various sales and management positions in Madisonville and Knoxville, until his retirement in 1999. He continued as an active member of the Downtown Knoxville Kiwanis Club and the AGR Fraternity. In 2003 Steve was inducted into the AGR Hall of Fame (Alpha Kappa chapter). He was preceded in death by his parents, Howard and Ruth Hamblen and sister-in-law, Dianne Hamblen. He is survived by his wife of 24 years, Diana R. Hamblen; son and daughter-in-law, Chris and Tina Hamblen; daughter and son-in-law, Leslie and Patrick Spence; brothers, Sam Hamblen and Harry Hamblen and his wife, Sheila Hamblen; sister and brother-in-law, Barbara and Roger Campbell; stepdaughters, Kelly Hill (Alan) and Jennifer Hicks; 9 grandchildren, Madeline, Claire, Lily, Sophie, Camille, Hope, Katie, Harry and Evan; many aunts, uncles, cousins and extended family members. The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. Tuesday, July 9, 2013 with a Celebration of Life to follow at 7 p.m. in the Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel with Rev. Brent Hall and Rev. Rusty Taylor officiating. Family and friends will gather at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Depew’s Chapel UMC Cemetery, 2950 Reservoir Road in Kingsport, TN 37660 for Graveside Services with full military honors. Memorials may be made to Kiwanis Youth Foundation, Kiwanis Club of Knoxville, P.O. Box 232, Knoxville, TN 37901 or the Alpha Gamma Rho Scholarship fund, c/o Ag Development, 114 Morgan Hall, 2621 Morgan Circle, Knoxville, TN 37996. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike is serving the Hamblen family.

• GLASS, Edgar P.
of Farragut, Tennessee, died just prior to his 93rd birthday at Tennova Residential Hospice on July 14, 2013. He was born in Syracuse NY, graduated from Syracuse University in 1942 and was a member of PSI U fraternity. Ed was a veteran of the U.S. Army, 97th infantry, serving in France, Germany and Japan from 1942-1946. He was an active member of The Episcopal Church of the Good Samaritan in Knoxville. Ed retired from Carrier Cor-poration as Corporate Dir-ector of Employment after 30 years of service. He and his wife, Betty, moved to Farragut, TN in 1991 where he was involved in many community activities including serving for 15 years on the Farragut Town Planning Board and being an active member of the Sweet Briar planning board. Prior to moving to Farragut, Ed was involved with various positions in the Episcopal Parish Churches of Syracuse, NY, helping to start the Food Bank in Syracuse, N.Y., with Vista Volunteers, coaching little league and working with the blind bowlers association. His hobbies included fishing, hunting, camping and gardening. He is preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Marie Glass; sister, Hannah Clark Russell and son, Charles Glass. Ed is survived by his wife of almost 70 years, Betty B. Glass; children, Barbara Glass McCord, Suzanne Glass Hamilton and husband, James, Roger Glass and wife, Darya, Liza Glass and partner, Joanna Ford; grandchildren, Jarrett Glass and wife, Nena, Sean Hamilton, Micaela Glass and Gregory Hamilton; niece, Elosie Clark Treat and nephews John Clark and George Clark. A Memorial Service will be held at The Episcopal Church of the Good Samaritan, on Thursday, July 18, 2013 at 5:00pm. The family will receive friends following the service. Inurnment will be at a later date at Oakwood Cemetery in Syracuse, N.Y. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: The Episcopal Church of the Good Samaritan, 425 N. Cedar Bluff Road, Knoxville, Tennessee 37923 or the Farragut Library, 417 N. Campbell Station Road, Farragut, TN 37934. Arrangements by Cremation Options, Inc. 865-6WE-CARE (693-2273)

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