Click Funeral Home grows to meet clients’ needs

While Larry Click remembers the days when the funeral home’s hearse also served as an ambulance, it now only has one purpose. He shows one of the hearses at the Farragut location. Operating Click Funeral Home has never been a 9-to-5 job for Larry Click.

Even today, Click arrives early and works late evenings to meet the diverse needs of his clients.

The family-owned and operated business was established in Lenoir City in 1965 with the Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel at 11915 Kingston Pike opening in 1999. Other locations include an additoinal chapel in Lenoir City, and funeral homes in Loudon, Tellico Village and off Middlebrook Pike.

He said the Clicks offer traditional funeral services, “green” or natural burials, and cremations, which also can include the option of a funeral service or memorial service. He said the “green” service goes back to the natural services of days past when the person is simply covered in a shroud and placed in the ground, Click explained.
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Hana Sushi & Hibachi brings Asian flavors to Farragut

Emily Chen, owner of Hana Sushi & Hibachi, and her chef, Andrew Lim, right, and Chen’s husband, Frank Lee, are bringing Asian tastes to Farragut. When Emily Chen saw her sister’s restaurant business succeed, she was inspired to open her own business, Hana Sushi & Hibachi, in Farragut.

“My sister owns [China Pearl], and that made me want to open a restaurant here as well,” Chen said. “I worked for her for a while to learn how to run a restaurant.”

Good friends and the weather also drew Chen to Farragut, she said.

Hana Sushi & Hibachi opened for business Monday, Oct. 5, at 11145 Kingston Pike, next to Lenos and Carbon restaurant. Chen said she is hoping to have a grand opening Saturday, Oct. 17.

“I cook all kinds of Asian food,” the restaurant’s sushi chef Andrew Lim said.

Hana Sushi & Hibachi offers a sushi bar, hibachi and Vietnamese dishes, Chen said.
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business briefs

• Whitney Haslam Johnson, Pilot J director of brand and consumer experience, has joined Pilot J Board of Directors. She joined Pilot J in 2005 and currently oversees branding, public relations and digital media for the company.

• RiverView Family Farm is holding its second annual Holiday Barn Sale Friday, Dec. 4, and Saturday, Dec. 5, at the farm, 12130 Prater Lane, Knoxville. It is accepting applications from vendors with unique handmade and vintage items, as well as antiques, to sell at the event. For more information or for an application, call 865-603-9347 or e-mail to

• Tom Jensen, city executive for Knoxville’s Mountain Commerce Bank, has been promoted to executive vice president. Jensen joined MCB in 2007 and has 25 years of banking and credit experience.
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