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• JOYNER, Billy Marvin,
age 74 of Knoxville went to be with Jesus Monday evening, August 19, 2013. Billy actively lived out his faith and was a member of Two Rivers Church. He was a devoted and faithful husband, father and “Pawpaw”. Billy was a blessing to everyone he touched with his kind and gentle spirit. He was the firstborn to Cecil and Frances Joyner in Milan, Tennessee. There he grew up farming and growing in his Christian faith. His love of baseball began at an early age in Milan’s Little League and continued through his college years in 1956 as a member of UT Martin’s first baseball team. Billy was recruited and went on to play for the Pittsburgh Pirates Minor League team. In 1962 he married the love of his life, Dottie Joyner and they made their home in Memphis where their two children were born. Bill’s lifelong knowledge of agriculture led him to a successful career in the Cotton Industry as a Cotton Broker and Classer. Upon retirement in 2007, he and Dottie moved to Knoxville to be close to their grandchildren. Billy was an active volunteer with his church and also enjoyed his friendships at the Davis Family YMCA. Most of all, he cherished his daily walk with Christ. Billy was preceded in death by his father, Cecil Joyner. He is survived by his beloved wife of 51 years, Dottie J. Joyner; son and daughter-in-law, Tommy and Robin Joyner; daughter and son-in-law, Robin and Todd Flournoy; grandchildren, Carly Joyner, Jessica Joyner, Ben Flournoy and Maddie Flournoy; mother, Frances Joyner; sister, Glenda Phillips and husband, Jere Phillips and many loving nieces and nephews. The family extends their gratitude to the entire staff and especially the nurses at UT Medical Center for their compassionate care of Billy. The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. Thursday, August 22, 2013 in the Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel with a Celebration of Life to follow at 7 p.m. Family and friends will gather at 10 a.m. Friday at Lakeview Cemetery in Lenoir City for Graveside Services. Memorials may be made to Hope Central, P.O. Box 24472, Knoxville, TN 37933 or the Davis Family YMCA, 12133 South Northshore Drive, Knoxville, TN 37922 Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike is serving the Joyner family.

• IVINS, Owen David,
age 90 of Knoxville passed away Saturday, August 17, 2013 at Clarity Pointe, surrounded by his loving family. Mr. Ivins was born in Manton, Michigan, and grew up in Eaton Rapids, Michigan. He received his Chemical Engineering degree at Michigan State University and was employed by Dow Chemical Company in Midland, Michigan for more than 30 years. In 1975 Mr. Ivins moved to Knoxville with Dow Chemical Hydroscience. His career continued with IT Enviroscience, also in Knoxville, from which he retired. He volunteered with Boy Scouts and youth sports for his children. During retirement, he enjoyed local travel with his wife Lois, container gardening and being with his granddaughters and family. Mr. Ivins was a member of Concord United Methodist Church. He was preceded in death by his infant son, Phillip Ivins; parents, Guy and Gladys Ivins; siblings, Orman Bishop and Margaret Brewer; brothers-in-law, Ken Chapple, Maynard Kaylor, John Fleugel, Clair Jurn, Robert Piegols and Harry Brewer. He is survived by his beloved wife of more than 62 years, Mrs. Lois Ivins; daughter and son-in-law, Paula and Dan Rhea; son and daughter-in-law, Greg and Lisa Ivins, son, David Ivins, all of Knoxville; son and daughter-in-law, Bruce and Susan Ivins of Denver, CO; granddaughters, Karen Rhea, Emily Swett (Jeff) and Ashley Ivins; sisters, Ellen Kaylor of Rocky River, OH and Ruth Fleugel of Peach Tree City, GA; sisters-in-law, Irma Chapple of Midland, MI and Ione Bishop of Manton, MI; many nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Life memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 24, 2013 at 2 pm in the Concord United Methodist Church sanctuary with Rev. Brent Hall officiating. The family will receive friends following the service from 3 pm to 4 pm. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Concord United Methodist Church for the Concord Adult Day Enrichment Services (CADES) program, 11020 Roane Drive, Knoxville, TN 37934. The Ivins family wishes to express their gratitude to all of Owen’s caregivers for their loving care and compassion. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike is serving the Ivins family.

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