Shirley Dean Alderson Stockhoff, age 79,
passed away peacefully Jan. 31 surrounded by her children and her devoted husband of 57 years, Harold Stockhoff. She was born Oct 19, 1940 in Gallatin, Tennessee to Lloyd and Louise Alderson.
Shirley was raised in her beloved Gallatin surrounded by legions of friends. Voted Most Beautiful, Lady of the Green & Gold and Homecoming Queen, Shirley left a lasting and memorable legacy in the town she loved.
Harold and Shirley moved across the country as Harold pursued a career at Eli Lilly and Company, and Shirley focused on raising her four children. After moves to Indianapolis, Columbus, Ohio and Pittsburgh, the family moved back to Tennessee.
Shirley was most proud of her four children and happily reveled in their many accomplishments. A member of Central United Methodist Church in Lenoir City, she loved fundraising for a good cause, writing songs, singing in the choir and the opportunity to help others as a Stephen Minister.
Shirley is survived by her children and their spouses, Pamela and Scott Daly, Delaware, Ohio; Kelly and Art Stephenson, Knoxville; Jill and Kent Childs, Chattanooga; and Michael and Patrice Stockhoff, Nashville; and her seven grandchildren, Cotter and Cassie Childs, Macklin Stephenson, Kathryn, Anna Claire and William Stockhoff and Nora Daly. She is also survived by her brother, Robert Alderson, and sister-in-law, Marie, Atlanta; cousins Jeanne and Sam Benjamin, Clairemont, California; Pat and Tommy Givens, Gallatin; Chris and Holli Black, Auburn, Kentucky; and Josh and Lindsay Black (daughter Ruby), Gallatin.
Shirley’s life was celebrated Wednesday, Feb. 5, at Click Funeral Home, Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike. Receiving of friends was from noon to 2 p.m. with service immediately following.
Fred T. Beaver III
Fred T. Beaver III, age 78, owner of Volunteer Insurance Inc. and a proud veteran of the U.S. Air Force, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019, after a long battle with his health.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Grace and Fred Beaver; sister, Dona Sue Bean; and nephew, Stephen Beaver.
He is survived by his wife, Rosemary S. Beaver; daughter, Kimberly Beaver Wyrick (Travis); son, Todd Beaver (Jennifer); brother, Phil Beaver (Cynthia) and many loving nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Fred’s name to Friends of the Smokies or a charity of your choice. Online condolences may be extended at www.rosemortuary.com
Mary Kerrie Ann (Redden) Davis,
age 52, passed away on Friday, Sept. 6, 2019, in Union General Hospital in Blairsville, Georgia, following a brief illness. Mary Davis was born on Aug. 14, 1967, in Cherry Pointe, North Carolina, to James Redden and Mary Ann Niemiec Redden. Their large brood of 16 kids moved often during Jim’s Marine Corps career.
The family lived in Farragut for several years and were members of St. John Neumann Catholic Church. Mary and her siblings attended Farragut schools. She married Kevin Davis during his Army service and they moved throughout Hawaii, where they wed, and Richmond Hill, Georgia, before they came to the North Georgia mountains 17 years ago.
Mary Kerrie was always full of love for everyone she knew, even briefly, and life with her was never dull. She enjoyed travel, working with the public, gardening, photography, trying to cook like Gordon Ramsay and especially her golden doodle, Gal.
Family was Auntie KK’s greatest joy. She was a loving and caring wife, mother, sister and aunt. Her daughters, Maggie and Macy, were the light of her life. She could make any baby laugh and so looked forward to grandchildren. Mary Kerrie attended St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church.
Surviving Mrs. Davis are her devoted husband and best friend of 24 years, Dr. Kevin Scott Davis of Blairsville; two daughters, Mary Margaret Alice Davis of Malibu, California, and Mary Christian Ann Davis of Blairsville; her parents and 14 siblings: Mary Frances Elmore, Jimmy Redden, John Redden, Joseph Redden, Mary Lou Green, Mary Therese Kunjia, Joshua Redden, Job Redden, Jeremiah Redden, Josiah Redden, Jude Redden, Joel Redden, Jediah Redden and Mary Anna Redden.
Many nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends will also miss her. She was preceded in death by her brother, Jacob Redden.
A Funeral Mass will be held beginning at 11 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019, at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Blairsville with Father Jaime Rivera officiating. Special music will be presented by Haley and Robert Basilio. The family will meet with friends following the service at the church to celebrate a life that burned bright and ended too soon, like a firework.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests you send donations to St. Vincent de Paul of Georgia, 3717 GA-515, Blairsville, GA 30512 or Sevier County Food Ministries, P.O. Box 6042, Sevierville, TN 37864.
Mountain View Funeral Home of Blairsville is in charge of the arrangements. You may sign the family guest book and send condolences online at www.mountainviewfuneralhome.com
James F. “Hoot” Chambers, 88 (deceased 8/21/19), and Nell Gambrell Chambers, 88 (deceased 8/26/19),
both from Wayne County, Tennessee, were longtime residents of Concord/Farragut, Tennessee. They passed away at home recently within days of each other. A visitation for both will be held in The Chapel Building E (old sanctuary) at First Baptist Church Concord, 11704 Kingston Pike, Farragut, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., on Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019. To leave online condolences and to view an expanded obituary, go to www.BerryHighlandWest.com.
Charles Stuart Daw
- scientist, explorer and mentor March 16, 1950 - July 2, 2019
Farragut, TN - Stuart Daw, age 69, passed away on July 2, 2019 after a 12-plus year battle with cancer.
He is preceded in death by his father Charles Edward Daw, and survived by his wife Dianna Lynn Daw, mother Mildred Louise Daw, brother Murray Daw, step-daughters Robyn Norris and Amy Noe Howard, and nieces and nephews.
He held a PhD from the University of Tennessee in chemical engineering and was a pioneer in his fields of interest - holding a number of patents with ORNL, and having authored or co-authored more than 200 scientific papers and mentored dozens of PhD students around the world.
He was a founding member of Farragut Presbyterian Church, a Corporate Fellow with UT-Battelle (Oak Ridge National Laboratory) and a professor with the Bredesen Center at the University of Tennessee. His passions for exploration and generous spirit led to a life of teaching, examination, explanation in both his professional and his private life with notable contributions to chemical and mechanical engineering science, cave exploration and more.
In his professional career as a chemical engineer, Stuart was exceptionally impactful in the science, and remarkably generous in mentoring and helping many others. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Florida in 1973, then began his career at E.I. DuPont de Nemours in New Johnsonville, Tennessee, where he worked on improving chemical
reactors used in producing titanium dioxide, a commonly used product whitener.
In 1979, he joined the staff at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, where he worked for 37 years before retiring in 2016 as a Corporate Fellow (the top technical position). While at ORNL, he maintained a long relationship with the University of Tennessee, first receiving his PhD in 1985 and then spending decades in adjunct or joint faculty positions, guiding research, teaching and mentoring students. His achievements and leadership led to his election to Fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers in 2013.
Stuart’s natural curiosity and intuition drove him to constantly learn about new directions in science and to apply them to problems benefitting society. He was an internationally recognized pioneer in the application of chaos theory and nonlinear dynamics to complex problems such as diagnosis and control of complex chemical reactor and combustion systems; in the latter, principally automotive engines and utility boilers. His work with Ford Motor Company led to the first application of chaos control to reduce unsteady operation and pollutant emissions in automotive engines, and he was the driving force behind a commercial flame-monitoring system to allow fossil power plants to burn more efficiently and cleanly.
Stuart believed in the value of building teams from different backgrounds to approach problems with an interdisciplinary perspective. He formed and led two highly regarded research consortia for the Department of Energy. The first, an industry-government-university effort to understand and reduce pollutant emissions from cars and trucks, formed over 20 years ago and is still going strong. The second is a coalition of national laboratories to improve the thermochemical production of biofuels via improved computer models. In these efforts, he took care to value the contributions and needs of the partners.
Stuart was a gentle mentor, always offering encouragement and guidance, believing that even improbable pursuits can yield useful surprises. He guided the research of dozens of students and junior staff members, being generous and approachable as an advisor. He was also magnanimous in including others to help further their careers and personal development. Stuart was first a friend, then a scientist. His example has served as inspiration for many of his proteges to emulate as they continue his legacy.
Stuart’s hobbies included hiking, cycling, attending story-telling events and archaeology; he was also an expert flint-knapper. He particularly enjoyed caving, which he engaged in for over 50 years with strong interests in conservation, exploration and scientific study. Active in the local East Tennessee Grotto of the National Speleological Society, he also co-led the Cave Research Foundation expedition at the Cumberland Gap National Historical Park; he was elected as a fellow in both the NSS and CRF in recognition of his contributions to the caving community.
In these pursuits, he translated his love for learning, even in the smallest of discoveries, and love for team building to his fellow cavers.
Family and Friends are invited to a Celebration of Stuart’s Life Saturday, July 27, 2019 at 2 p.m.
Farragut Presbyterian Church 209 Jamestown Blvd. Knoxville, TN 37934
Joseph Benjamin McCabe,
age 41, of Knoxville, TN and formerly of Mankato, MN, died on Friday, May 24, 2019, at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, TN due to complications from bone marrow disease.
Funeral Mass was held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, May 31, 2019, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Mankato. Interment was at Calvary Cemetery in Mankato.
Visitation was held from 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 30, 2019, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. It continued for one hour prior to the service on Friday.
Northview – North Mankato Mortuary assisted the family with arrangements.
Joseph Benjamin McCabe was born in Colorado Springs, CO, on Nov. 6, 1977. He graduated from Loyola High School in 1996, moving on to earn his Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from Minnesota State University, Mankato.
After graduating, Joseph joined Kato Engineering in Mankato, working as a mechanical engineer and project manager for the military sales team.
In 2003, Joseph continued his professional career with a position of director of engineering at Kato Engineering’s sister company, Leroy-Somer in Lexington, TN.
In 2011, Joseph took a position at AMETEK in Oak Ridge, TN and he advanced to a position of Division vice resident / Scientific Instrument Business Element manager before his death. During this time he continued his education, completing advanced degrees at Union University, Iowa State University and the University of Tennessee.
He completed his doctorate in nuclear engineering at the University of Tennessee.
On June 26, 2010, he married Virginia Coyle and his beautiful daughter, Gisele, was born in 2011. Joe’s personal life centered around his wife and daughter, as well as his parents and brothers and their families.
He loved going on vacations and spending holidays with his family. He loved spending time at Disney World, visiting his home in Mankato and always found a way to make sure everyone was together.
Joe was an incredible father, and Gisele was his most precious and most valued accomplishment.
He always wished for Gisele to look at life with the same wonder, aim and ambition that he had each day – encouraging her to go on to change the world.
He is survived by his wife, Virginia; daughter, Gisele; parents, Pat and Kathleen McCabe of Mankato; brothers, Ryan (fiancé, Kristy Barnes) and Jonathan (Brittany); mother-in-law, Denise Coyle; sisters-in-law, Jennifer (John) and Rachel (Josh); grandmother, Maxine McCabe; and many beloved aunts and uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews and friends.
Joe was preceded in death by his grandparents, Maurice McCabe and “Doc,” and Jean Ryan.
Memorial gifts may be directed to St. John the Baptist Catholic Church or Loyola Catholic School, both of Mankato.
BEVERLY STAR JENKINS EDMONDS
died April 22, 2019. She was born in Aliceville, AL in 1939, the third child and second daughter of Nannie Eleanor McClellan Jenkins of Aliceville, AL and Marvin Candler Jenkins of Greenville, GA. She was preceded in death by her brother William Candler Jenkins.
Star spent her elementary years in Aliceville, then moved to Atlanta, GA, to live with her sister Nancy, and graduated from Chamblee High School in 1957. She was known at an early age for her unique style, high sense of fashion and feisty spirit. In grade school she created a petition with hundreds of signatures to get better food in the school lunchroom. At her high school prom, Star is remembered as the one who wore her flowers in her hair when everyone else carried or wore their corsages.
After high school, Star earned a degree from Piedmont School of Nursing. She worked as a registered nurse at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta. Star later received a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work from Oglethorpe University in 1976. She worked at Peachford Hospital in Dunwoody, GA with adolescents and then at the Dekalb Community Council on Aging.
Star loved entertaining family and friends in her beautiful home. She was known for giving parties, preparing delicious food and sharing her recipes with her loved ones. She had a natural eye for interior design, beautiful gardens and remodeling spaces. Star had pageant-like presence even until she died, insisting to her caregivers that she look her very best with full makeup even throughout her sickness. Her quick wit, captivating charm and beautiful dancing eyes lit up every room into which she walked.
Star is survived by her husband, Leland Creason Edmonds of Mobile, AL; her children, William Karl Kapp III and wife Mary Beth, Kerry Star Russ and husband Brent, Steven Candler Kapp and wife Louly; her six grandchildren: Kelly Alexandra Kapp, Reagan Woodson Kapp, William Karl Kapp IV, Jonathan Brent Russ, Kathryn Star Salisbury and Michael, and Matthew Arthur Russ; her sister Nancy Harris Jenkins DeJuan, brother John McClellan Jenkins, and many nieces and nephews special to her.
A family graveside service for Star was held at 2 p.m., Friday, April 26, 2019, at Mobile Memorial Gardens Cemetery, 6100 Three Notch Road, Mobile, 36619.
In lieu of flowers, those desiring may make contributions to the Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance, OCRAHOPE.org
MONGER, Paul Boyd, age 87 of Farragut, TN,
passed away Monday, March 19, 2019. A member of Farragut Presbyterian Church, Paul served in the United States Army during the Korean War. He graduated from University of Tennessee and Nashville School of Law.
Retired from Bell South Telephone Company and was the former President of the Local Communication Workers of America, served on the Board of Directors for the United Way and was a delegate to Democratic National Convention and Chairman of the local Democratic Party.
Preceded in death by son-in-law, James A. Matlock, Jr. Survived by his wife, Peggy Monger; daughters. Elizabeth Matlock and Patricia Ricker; granddaughter, Lindsey Ricker; and son-in-law, James Ricker.
Funeral services will be private. Donations may be made to The Pat Head Summit Foundation, 520 W. Summit Hill Dr. SW #1101, Knoxville, TN 37902.
Condolences may be offered at www.berrylynnhurst.com