Nettie Mae Long
Nettie Mae Long, age 86, of Lenoir City, passed away Saturday evening, Dec. 30, 2017, at her home. Nettie Mae was a member of Sixth Avenue Church of God, and retired from Yale Security with 40 years of service. She was preceded in death by parents Joe Merritt and Aphia Yates Shubert; and brothers, James, Ruben, Mitchell and Joe Shubert. Nettie Mae is survived by her children and spouses: Ed and Sherry Long of Lenoir City, Tony Long of Decatur, Alabama, Vickie and Roy Boone of Lenoir City; grandchildren: Travis and Keely Long, Justin Long and Jenni Wilmoth; great-grandson, Jace Long; sisters, Lucille Littleton and Sarah Robinett; brother, Beecher Wayne Shubert, along with many nieces and nephews. A celebration of Nettie Mae’s life was held from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, at Click Funeral Home, 109 Walnut St. in Lenoir City: clickfuneralhome.com
Karnes, James G.
Karnes, James G. died peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Friday, Jan. 5, 2018. Jim was born April 16, 1946, in McMinnville, to Harry Cecil and Gladys Freeman Karnes. In 1948, his family moved to Loudon where he graduated from Loudon High School in 1964. He continued his education at Tennessee Tech University, where he served in student government as a senator from the College of Engineering and president of the student body the following year. He graduated in 1969 with a degree in industrial engineering. As part of his studies, he worked for NASA in Huntsville, Alabama, in 1965 and 1966. Following his graduation, he began his career with CFW Construction Company in Fayetteville, continuing there until 1979. At that time, he and his family moved to Knoxville where he became involved in real estate development in Knoxville and in Newport. From 2002 to 2007, he worked with Pennant Foods and was instrumental in determining the locations of several of the Wendy’s restaurants in East Tennessee and Southern California. In 2007, he established PTAC, Inc., a seller of new and refurbished heating and cooling units for the hotel-motel industry with offices in Knoxville and Las Vegas. He continued with this enterprise until his death. In addition to his work, Jim had a passion for his children and grandchildren. He coached his sons in basketball, baseball and soccer for several years, and was an ardent supporter of Bearden basketball and soccer. Anyone who knew Jim was aware of his love of reading, especially history, genealogy, economics and the sciences.
Jim was preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include his college sweetheart and wife of 46 years, Heather Patterson Karnes; sons and daughters-in-law, Jason and Beth Karnes of Wilmette, Illinois, Jared and Karen Karnes of Knoxville, and Jon and Caroline McKinney Karnes of Hallowell, Maine; grandchildren, Claire, Keller, Catherine, Graham, Julie, William, John, Wylie and Emma; sisters and brothers-in-law, Kay and Bill Wilcox of Dothan, Alabama, Sarah and Jim Thomason of Loudon, Bill Patterson of Cookeville, and Craig and Robyn Patterson of Knoxville; nieces and nephews, Micah Wilcox of Layton, Utah, Courtney Craig of Dothan, Lisa Schrader and Randall Thomason both of Murfreesboro, and Abby Patterson and Alex Patterson both of Knoxville.
There will be a private graveside service for the family. A “Celebration of Jim’s Life” was held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 9, in the sanctuary of Concord United Methodist Church. The family visited with friends in the Worship Center following the service. Memorials may be made to the College of Engineering at Tennessee Tech University or Concord United Methodist Church.
The family would like to express appreciation to their friends, neighbors, church family of Concord United Methodist Church, Dr. Keith Gray, Dr. Susan Newman and volunteers and staff of UT Cancer Center.
Online condolences may be received at www.rosemortuary.com.
Edwina Jane Woodruff
Edwina Jane Woodruff of Knoxville, TN, passed away at home on Friday November 10, 2017, surrounded by her loving family and friends. Born November 25, 1933, she passed just shy of her 84th birthday. Edwina was born in Wichita, Kansas, and was a long-time resident of Lakewood, California before retiring from McDonald Douglas Aircraft and relocating to Knoxville, TN in 1997. Edwina worked for McDonald Douglas Aircraft for nearly 26 years where she served as a Senior Military Buyer. One of her fondest memories was having the privilege of being a VIP guest on the maiden flight of the KC-10 Inflight Refueling Mission in the mid-’80’s. Edwina, who was known as “Ed” to family and friends, was known for her wit and wisdom. She was a lover of dogs and spent her last years with her companion “Cassie,” who was a rescue dog. She is survived by four sons, four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren and will be laid to rest with her husband, Teddy Jack Woodruff, at a date and time to be determined. She will be deeply missed by those who cared about her. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Humane Society of the TN Valley located at 6717 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919 or online at www.humanesocietytennessee.com.
Arrangements by Cremation Options, Inc. Contacts are 865-6WE-CARE [693-2273] and www.cremationoptionsinc.com
Bobbie Jeanne “Kitty” Catlett Peck, 87, of Knoxville, Tennessee,
formerly of Jefferson City, Tennessee, walked home with Jesus on August 2, 2017 from Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center (or according to Kitty, “The Presbyterian Hospital”), surrounded by her children and grandchildren.
Kitty is preceded in death by her mother, Robbye B. Catlett, and her father, Charles A. Catlett of Jefferson City, Tennessee. She is survived by her brother and sister-in-law, Charles and Betty Catlett; son and daughter-in-law, Hank and Debbie Peck; daughter and son-in-law, Julie and Jack Mooney; daughter and son-in-law, Caroline and Matt Hill; son, John Peck; granddaughter and grandson-in-law, Katie and Jack Little; grandson, James Peck; granddaughters, Chelsea and Alexandra Hill; nephews, Chuck and Ben Catlett; and many grandnieces and grandnephews.
All who knew Kitty know that she loved with her whole heart. She encouraged others with her kind and gentle spirit, never failed to put others first, was tenacious in seeking God, remained constant in finding the good, and fought hard for those she loved and the values she held dear.
Kitty was a proud alumna and loyal supporter of Carson-Newman University in Jefferson City. In Knoxville, she was a faithful member of Central Baptist Church of Bearden since 1959, where she gleefully served as longtime deacon, youth leader, Sunday school teacher and choir singer extraordinaire.
She beautified Knoxville through her active membership in The Deane Hill Garden Club, cared deeply for others through her volunteer efforts with Mobile Meals and was active in Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts of America.
Her tinkling laugh sparkling the lives of those around her, Kitty enjoyed gathering for breakfast with her friends, sitting on her front porch (rain or shine) and gardening; she delighted in making beautiful things, cooking and brightening the world through music. She loved a good cup of black coffee, taking a walk with her cocker spaniel and exploring new places. Kitty also loved the little things, like a well-set table, a proper manicure before Sunday church, good hair days and laughing with her family.
Among all she did and all she accomplished throughout her lifetime, Kitty was most proud of the family and friends she held close to her heart. Gathering with those dearest to her, sharing meals, adventures and laughter – finding joy in community, companionship and service, she radiated light to all who knew her.
Kitty’s family received friends at Central Baptist Church of Bearden in Knoxville Sunday, August 6 at 3 p.m. The receiving of friends was followed by a celebration of Kitty’s life at 5 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, and to honor Kitty’s memory, contributions can be made to the D’Armond Fund at Carson-Newman University or to Comcare of Greeneville, Tennessee, an agency that serves individuals with developmental delays.
Online condolences at www.rosemortuary.com
Joseph George Bendoraitis,
age 87, passed away Saturday, February 4, 2017, surrounded by loved ones in Knoxville, Tennessee.
He was born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania on May 25, 1929, to parents, George Matthew and Della (Adele) Bendoraitis. A child of Lithuanian immigrants, he cherished the opportunities that his parents and his country provided him.
As a chemist for Mobil Oil for 41 years, Dr. J.G. Bendoraitis was a pioneer in the development of synthetic motor oil for ExxonMobil in Paulsboro, New Jersey. A member of the American Chemical Society, he authored many scientific papers and is named on numerous patents. Joseph earned a Ph.D. in Chemistry from Temple University, a Master of Science from Lehigh University, and a Bachelor of Science from Wilkes College.
He is survived by his sister, Ann Marie Shallow of Colorado Springs, Colorado. A model uncle, Joe was devoted to his nieces and nephews: Liz Stowers and husband, Wes; Tom Shallow and wife, Karen; Patrice Shallow; John Shallow and wife, Anne; James Shallow and wife, Carol; Jerome Shallow; and Joel Shallow and wife, Natalie.
Uncle Joe’s legacy will endure through his grandnieces and grandnephews: Lisa Stowers Rottmann and husband, Ed; Rachel Stowers Kinney and husband, Marc; Nicholas Shallow, Molly Shallow, Andie Shallow, Bendor Shallow, and Samuel Shallow.
Memorial gifts may be made to Sacred Heart Cathedral to help complete the new cathedral’s Saint Joseph’s Chapel or to the Helen Ross McNabb Center.
Visitation will be on Friday, February 10, from 5 to 6 p.m. at Sacred Heart Cathedral, 711 South Northshore Drive. Funeral Mass will follow immediately at 6 p.m.
He will be buried in Holy Trinity Cemetery, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, during a private ceremony on Monday, February 13, 2017.
Harold E. Rider,
age 74, of Knoxville, passed away on January 13, 2017, at Parkwest Medical Center. Harold was a Program Manager at Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education, a division of Oak Ridge Associated Universities in Oak Ridge, TN. Prior to that Mr. Rider worked for West Building Materials in Atlanta, GA. for several years.
He was preceded in death by his son, Scott, his mother, Jewel, his father William, and his oldest brother, Frank Rider. Harold is survived by his wife of 40 years, Susan; children David, Don and his wife, Teresa, and Jimmy Rider; grandchildren Justin and Christian; brother, John and wife Faye, sister-in-law Barbara; several nieces and nephews; and many loving friends. A Celebration of Life Service will be at 4 p.m. on Sunday at Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel with family receiving friends afterwards.
Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel 11915 Kingston Pike is serving the Rider family: www.clickfh.com
Gregory Kenton Maples, Jr.
age 58, of Union, KY, passed away on Monday, December 26, 2016 at his residence following an illness. He was the owner of A.A. Demolition, a member of the home builder association and the Better Business Bureau. Greg was also awarded 2015 demolition contractor of the year. His father, Gregory Kenton Maples, Sr., preceded him in death. He is survived by his mother, Barbara Bays Maples; and sisters, Laura Madge Maples and Elizabeth Frances Maples. Services for Greg will be held on Saturday, January 14, 2017 at 11 a.m. at St. John Neumann Catholic Church, 645 Saint John Court, Knoxville, TN 37934. Memorials may be made in lieu of flowers to St. John Neumann Church Choir.
SHEEHAN IV, Thomas Joseph,
known lovingly to his family and friends as Tommy, passed away peacefully on Sunday, 13 November 2016 in Knoxville, TN. He was 39 years old; the son of Tom and Fournet Sheehan. He graduated from Farragut High School in 1996 and went on to attend Middle Tennessee State University, later transferring to Roane State Community College where he graduated with a degree in Health Sciences. Tommy is survived by his loving parents, Tom and Fournet Sheehan residing in Knoxville, TN. His sister, Jessica, brother in law, John, as well as their children, Kate and Jack, residing in Co. Cork, Ireland. Tommy leaves his maternal Grandmother, Joan Lowther of Ft. Wayne, IN, Aunt Jana and Uncle Jim LaBorde and their children, Allison and Tyler of Ft. Wayne, IN; Aunt Kathleen and Uncle Charlie Frederick of Fairfield, PA; Cousin Ben Heslin, his wife Ali and their daughter Maggie, Raleigh, NC; Cousin Katy Pagan, her husband Pablo and their 3 children of Hagerstown, MD. Uncle Wallace and Aunt Cathy Storch and their children from Manheim, PA; Uncle Douglas Michael Storch of Ft. Wayne, IN as well as many other loving Cousins and friends. Tommy is preceded in death by his paternal Grandpar-ents, Thomas J. Sheehan Jr and Margaret Sheehan formerly of Lititiz, PA; maternal Great-Grand-parents, John N. Shores and his wife Ruth Lord Shores of Cambridge, MD and niece Peyton Jane O’Callaghan of Co. Cork Ireland. Tommy’s laughter, sense of humor, light heartedness and love shone through him every single day. He was passionate about learning; an avid reader, and an ardent astrologist. Despite the struggles he endured through-out his life, the light from Tommy’s soul, along with his fantastic sense of humor, loving spirit and caring nature will always be remembered by those that were fortunate enough to know him and love him. May he rest in peace. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Leukemia & Lymphoma So-ciety (https://www.lls.org/). There is a Celebration of Life service planned for Spring, 2017. Ar-rangements by Atchley Funeral Home, Seymour. Online condolences may be made at www.atchleyfuneralhome.com
• FOSTER, Kenneth Roger,
76, of Knoxville, died August 25, 2016, at his home in Farragut. Mr. Foster was born January 2, 1940, in Whitley City, Kentucky, to Corbett and Nora (King) Foster. He received a Doctorate of Math Education from The University of Tennessee, Knoxville and was a Professor of Mathematics at both the College and High School levels. After teaching, he spent nearly 40 years as an Executive in the Coal and Natural Gas industries. He served as Executive Vice President for The Coal Creek Company and after retirement, served on the company’s Board of Directors. He enjoyed bowling and playing golf with his friends and family. He enjoyed the time he was able to spend with his grandchildren. He is survived by his wife, Wilda Foster of Knox-ville; sons Kenneth Roger II and Kyle Russell and their spouses; and several grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father, Corbett Foster and mother, Nora Foster. He will be missed by all. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Ronald McDonald House, www.knoxrmhc.org A reception will be held on Sunday, September, 11th from 3 to 4 p.m. at the Milestones Event Center next door to the Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike. www.clickfh.com
OVERBEY, Mrs. Barbara Current
86, of Statesville, N.C., passed away, Aug. 8, 2016, at Iredell Me-morial Hos-pital. Mrs. Overbey was born Sept. 25, 1929, in Statesville. She and was the daughter of the late Dr. Wil-liam Clyde Current and Ruth Wade MacDonald Current. She graduated from Saint Mary’s High School in Raleigh, N.C., and Stratford College in Danville, Va. She was a lifelong member of First Presbyterian Church and was married to the late Daniel A. Overbey III, who passed away Oct. 12, 1992. She lived much of her life in Dur-ham, N.C., where she worked for Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Alex Jones Interiors and Duke University Hospital, where she retired. Twenty years ago she moved back to Statesville, where she renewed many longtime friendships and made ma-ny more. She was an avid Bridge player and played with several Bridge groups. She was a member of a very special group of women who met on Friday nights called the “Grannies.” She was a member of the Wo-men’s Civic Club of Statesville, was a PTA mother, Girl Scout leader, Church Circle leader at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Durham. She is survived by her sister, Ruth “Sissie” Davis Current Dodd; her son, John William “Bill” Overbey (Deborah); two daughters, Re-becca Wade Overbey and Susan Current Overbey Davidson (Marty); six grandchildren, Ashley O Gordon (Tyler), John W. Overbey Jr., David Rosa-rio, Grace Ro-sario, Stephanie D. Welch (Jack) and Christopher J. Davidson; three great grandchildren with two more expected next month; one brother-in-law, James “Jim” Milner Overbey; and three nieces and one nephew. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her step-mother, Ruth Davis Current and two sisters, Mary Anne Current Hocutt and Billie Rose Current Mills. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016, at First Presbyterian Church of States-ville. Burial followed in Oakwood Cemetery, Statesville. The family visited with friends Saturday at the church. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations be made to: First Presbyterian Church of Statesville youth groups and online condolences may be sent to the family www.nicholsonfunerals.com/ Nicholson Funeral Home of Statesville is serving the family.
• NELSON, Nancy Marguerat,
66, after a short battle with cancer, Nancy Marguerat Nelson, died on March 9, 2016, in Ruskin, Fla., at the age of 66. Nancy was born in Oak Ridge, TN and grew up in a large, loving family in Farragut. Nancy was a Case Manager for the ARC of Washington County. She will be remembered most by her love of life, generosity and laughter. Nancy is survived by her mother, Peggy Marguerat; her son, Brian Nelson; as well as her sister, Pat Sloan; her brothers, Mike (Mary Beth) Marguerat and Al (Kim) Marguerat; sister in law, Marie Marguerat; significant other, Frank Cramer; and numerous nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her husband of 40 years, Victor Nelson; her father, Elbert Marguerat; and her brother, Randy Marguerat Sr.; brother-in-law, Richard Sloan. A Celebration of Life Service will take place on Saturday, March 26, in the Chapel at First Baptist Concord in Farragut, TN. Receiving of friends will take place at 1 p.m. with service to follow. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Nancy’s life. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to: American Cancer Society.
• WILSON III, Rhett
(Glenmore Garrett “Rhett,” Wilson III), 34, died Jan. 4, 2016, at UAB Hospital. A member of Cokesbury United Methodist Church, he was an honors graduate of Farragut High School Class of 1999. He received a B.S. in Microbiology from Clemson Unsiversity in 2003, where he was a Calhoun Honors Scholar and a member of the Alpha Phi Omega (service fraternity), Omicron Delta Kappa and Gold Key. He attended graduate school at the University of Wisconsin and earned an MBA. Rhett was preceded in death by his grandparents, Glenmore and Gladys Wilson, Knoxville, and Wil-liam and Mary Sue Hoffman, Nashville. He is survived by his loving wife, Shelly; the daughter he adored, Gabrielle; parents, Gary and Suzanne Wilson; sisters, Julie (Tom) Reed and Amy (Matthew) McDonald; nieces, Cora Hope McDonald and Maya Grace Mc-Donald; nephew, Drew Reed; in-laws, Carl and Nancy Garner and many dear aunts, uncles and cousins. Rhett’s Christian faith was lived out in his concern for others. He was passionate about life, family and sports. We will never forget his joyous smile when his beloved Clemson Tigers won a spot in the college football championship game. On the same day he won a spot on the list for a liver transplant. Celebration of Life will be Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016, at 2 p.m. at Cokesbury United Methodist Church, South Campus. You can wear orange to honor Rhett, Clemson and UT. Reception to follow the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, you may contribute to Gabrielle’s education savings account. Checks payable to Tennessee Stars and mailed to Marsh Professional Group, 1341 Branton Blvd. Suite 105 Knoxville, TN 37922.
BENSON, Billie “Mary Wilda” Donovan,
91, passed into the arms of Jesus in the early hours of Thursday, November 5, 2015 completing a full life well lived in service to God, family and community. Billie was the longest living member of First Baptist Church, Concord where she served on staff in administration and in several other volunteer positions in WMU, the Knox County Baptist Association and on many church committees. She said of her many years, “What a blessing it is to have been able to live a lifetime in one place, to serve in this church as the Lord has given me opportunities, and to see how the Lord has led and blessed this congregation.” Billie made this scripture her own personal commitment, “Just as I received Christ Jesus as Lord, I shall continue to live in Him, rooted and built up in Him, strengthened in the faith as I was taught, and overflowing with thankfulness,” Colossians 2:6. Survived by her husband of 69 years Charles Warren Benson; children, Eddie “Becky” Benson and Mary Beth “Fulton” Hartzog; sister, Nova Bevins; two grandchildren, Bethany (Jones) and Brett Vananda and Jennifer (Jones) and Darko Lukajic; a great-grandson, Britton Vananda; a niece and several nephews. Billie was devoted to her family. She and her husband, Charlie, had grown up together in Concord, a prelude to a long, fruitful life together. Billie took great care in raising her children and she enjoyed and served her extended family throughout the years. A funeral service for Billie will be held at 6 p.m., Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at First Baptist Concord with Rev. Fulton Hartzog and Rev. Steve Peek officiating, receiving of friends immediately following the service. Graveside services: Wednesday at 11 a.m., Concord Masonic Cemetery. Memorial donations in Billie’s name may be made to: Alzheimer’s Tennessee, Inc., 5801 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919 or Mobile Meals, P.O. Box 51650, Knoxville, TN 37950. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. Online condolences at www.rosemortuary.com
• WENTZ, Timothy “Tim” Richard,
age 25, of Farragut died on Friday, October 9, 2015. Tim was born in Syracuse, New York, moved to Farragut in 1998, and was Valedictorian of his 2007 Farragut High School class. He graduated from The University of Tennessee in 2010 with a degree in Computer Engineering. Twice during his UT career he was named Outstanding Computer Engineering Student and was recognized at the graduation ceremony as a Top Graduate in engineering. Tim grew up in the Farragut Presbyterian Church family and was involved in Boy Scouts, AYSO soccer, the Sugar-wood swim team, and various high school clubs. He loved computers, German language and culture, playing computer games, and always had a special place in his heart for his pets. Tim is survived by his parents, Rob and Nancy Wentz of Farragut; brothers, Michael Wentz of Nashville and Danny Wentz of Richland, Washington; and grandmother, Dorothy Amoroso of Knoxville. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 PM on Wednesday, October 14 at the Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, followed by a Memorial Service with Rev. Matt Nieman officiating. A reception will follow in the Milestones Event Center. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike is serving the Wentz family. www.clickfh.com/.
• LUNDY, Cynthia Ross,
age 59, of Farragut, passed away Sunday, September 20, 2015 surrounded by her family. Cindy was a member of First Farragut United Methodist Church. Cindy retired from Oak Ridge National Laboratory in 2011. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gary Lundy; and her father, JP Ross Jr. Cindy is survived by son, Christian Ross Lundy; and mother, Helen Ross; uncle, William D. Ross; nephews, Kyle Mitchell and Kevin Witt; god-daughters, Julia, Rebecca and Rachel Schwepfinger; and cousin and special friend, Betsy Schwepfinger. The family will receive friends Thursday from 5 to 6:45 p.m. at the Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel followed by a Celebration of Life service at 7 p.m. Family and friends will gather Friday at 9 a.m. in the Concord Masonic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: Susan G. Komen Foundation, www.komen.org/ Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike, is serving the Lundy family. www.clickfh.com
• WILLIAMS, Dick (Emmett Wesley),
age 94, of Farragut went peacefully to be with the Lord on Friday morning, July 17, 2015, at Parkwest Medical Center after a short illness. Dick was a member of Creighton Memorial Baptist Church and a charter member of First Baptist Church Concord. During his 58 years of membership he served as a Sunday School teacher, member of the choir, deacon, on many committees, including the pastoral relations committee and was a beloved spiritual leader to many. Dick established the prayer ministry, which included a prayer meeting on Saturday nights for 30 years and assisted in establishing the prayer chapel for his church. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during the construction of the Panama Canal. He retired from Oak Ridge National Laboratory after 36 years of service. Dick was an avid woodworker and could build or fix anything. He loved growing tomatoes and giving them to his friends until the day he passed. Dick married Mary Ruth Gray on Feb. 20, 1944. He was preceded in death by his son, David Wesley Williams; parents, Emmett Hendrix Williams and Clara Snow Williams Allen; sister, Alma Williams Copeland; brothers, Hoyat and Billy Williams. Dick is survived by his wife of 71 years, Mary Ruth; daughter, Linda Williams Loy and her daughter, Kerry Loy; daughter-in-law, Cheryl Williams and her children, Lori (Denton) Williams Lesslie, Kip Williams; great-grandchildren, Will and Hollie Lesslie; brother, Ray Williams; niece, Beverly Williams Stypula, Lisa (Jeff) Blackburn Ogle, nephews, Steve (Patsy) Williams and Ronnie Williams, Michael (Rachel) Gray, Ron (Barbara) Gray. A Celebration of Life Worship Service will be held at 6 p.m. on Monday, July 20, in the Sanctuary of First Baptist Concord with Dr. Joe Stacker, Dr. C. Glenn Sullivan, Dr. Doug Sager and Dr. John Avant officiating. Private graveside services will be held at Pleasant Forest Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Mission of Hope, mission-ofhope.org or to First Baptist Church Concord Prayer Ministry, 11704 Kingston Pike, Farragut, TN 37934. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike, is serving the Williams family. www.clickfh.com
• HOOLICK, Catherine Hughes,
age 66, passed away on Monday, July 6, 2015. She was a lovely, talented and gentle person who knew the true meaning of friendship. Considered by many to be a “Renaissance woman,” Cathy was a cultured person with numerous talents in the arts, literature and music, including being an accomplished pianist. She also had a passion for all animals but especially for her beloved pugs, Chloe and Dov. Cathy was born in New York City and started
her artistic career working at Tiffany & Co. While there, she created designs in sterling silver, porcelain and glass and garnered her notable awards such as the Colgate Palmolive Triple Crown Trophy and the American Cancer Society Life Time Achievement Award. For over 40 years, she designed holiday, exotic orchid florals, all-occasion cards and wedding suite stationary collections for such firms as Cartier, Crane & Co., Dempsey & Carroll and Tiffany & Co. Many of her designs for Cartier and Crane became top holiday bestsellers year after year, and they continue to be reissued. Memorial bequests may be sent in Cathy’s name to “Thompson Cares,” a benevolent fund that provides financial assistance to patients in crisis who need help to meet the expenses of basic necessities like housing, transportation, medical supplies and medication.
Check donations should be made out to: Thompson Cancer
Survival Center, 1915 White Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37916. Donations may also be made online at http://www.active.-com/donate/tcscf. Cathy will be dearly missed, but not forgotten, by all who were blessed to know her. Her art and designs will also live on as testament to her gifted talents.
• FROULA, James C.,
died peacefully on July 8, 2015, in Farragut. Born in March 1924; he was 91 years of age. His wife, Helen Tanana Froula, of 56 years and parents, James T. and Pauline F. Froula, preceded him in death. He is survived by son James D. Froula and partner Mary Coffey of Farragut; daughters and sons-in-law Christine Froula and John Austin of Evanston, IL, Marcia and Barry Master of Fairview, NC, Barbara and Timothy Adams of Denver, CO; sons and daughters-in-law David and Carrie Froula of Murfreesboro, Paul and Dana Froula of Knoxville; son Alan Froula of Louisville, KY; 14 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and friend Freedah Kiplinger in Flower Mound, TX. Born in Cicero, IL, he graduated there from Morton High School in 1942. A World War II veteran, he served as an officer in the army air corps, including a year in the CBI Theater as a B-24 bombardier. He graduated from the University of Michigan with a degree in forestry in 1949 and joined the U.S. Park Service in Tupelo, MS. He retired in 1983 in Cleveland, TN, from the U.S. Forest Service, which he joined in 1951. Working in land acquisition in the Cherokee National Forest, he acquired 110 tracts of land totaling 10,000 acres to protect 64 miles of the Appalachian Trail. He was a member of the Society of American Foresters and St. John Neumann parish. Jim enjoyed playing the accordion and making beautiful hardwood furniture and other items for his family, as well as the challenges of playing bridge and cheering loyally for the Chicago Cubs. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday at Milestones Event Center (next door to the Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel). A funeral mass will be held at St. John Neumann Catholic Church at 1 p.m. on Monday, July 13th, Father Michael Maples celebrant. Full military honors will be conferred by the East Tennessee Veteran’s Honor Guard. Heartfelt appreciation is expressed to the caring staffs of NHC Farragut, Comfort Keepers and Caris. In lieu of flowers, memorials could be made to Caris Hospice, 10651 Coward Mill Rd, Knoxville, 37931 or to the St. John Neumann Catholic Church home campaign, 633 St. John Court, Farragut, 37934. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike is serving the Froula family. www.clickfh.com
• LINN, Norman Christian “Chris,” age 72, of Farragut
, fulfilled his bucket list on May 22, 2015, with the support of his loving family. He had a profound passion for family, friends, country and aviation and was a licensed pilot at the age of 16 earning commercial, instrument and instructor ratings. In 2012, he was presented the Wright Brothers “Master Pilot” Award by the Federal Aviation Administration in recognition of 50 years of safe aircraft flight operations. Chris received a BS Degree in Aerospace Engineering and a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Arizona. He worked for Martin Marietta at NASA in Houston designing the Apollo Telescope Mount for the Skylab program. One of the highlights of his career was being on hand for the Apollo 13 mission. Chris helped assemble and test the world's largest wind driven generator in Boone, N.C., for the Solar Energy Research Institute. He finished his career in Business Development for an architectural and engineering firm marketing their services to aviation and aerospace companies. Preceded in death by his parents, Norman Fulton Linn and Jeanette Ward Linn, he is survived by his wife, Judy; sons, David, of Farragut, and Rob, of Houston; and his cherished granddaughters, Taylor and Megan, of Farragut. The family would like to extend a special thanks to Dr. Jeff Johnson for his kindness and support. A memorial service was held at 3 p.m., on Saturday, May 30, at Click Funeral Home, Farragut Chapel, with a Celebration of Life following in the Milestones Event Center next door to the chapel. In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to: Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA), P.O. Box 3086, Oshkosh, WI 54903 (www.eaa.org) or to the MD Anderson Cancer Center, Child-ren’s Art Project /Camp
Star Trails, Box 301435, Houston, TX 77230-1435 (www.childrensart.org). Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel is serving the Linn Family.
• BILLINGSLEY, Jo Mull,
83, of Knoxville, passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 2, 2015. She was born in Athens, Ga. and moved to Oklahoma. She won the Shirley Temple look-alike contest when she was around 5 years old. She was a high school cheerleader, a political campaigner, a preschool teacher, a teller at Home Federal Bank, a Welcome Wagon hostess and a breast cancer survivor. She attended Oklahoma State Univ-ersity, where she met and married her beloved husband, Jimmy Carlysle (Jim) Billingsley on July 3, 1952, shortly before his induction into the Army. Jo was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, and was happiest when all of her family was in one room. She is survived by her son, Craig and wife Ginger, and daughter, Denise Chesney and husband Bill all of Knoxville; grandchildren, Erin Tucker and husband, Matt of Antioch; Ashley Cross and husband, Carter; Will Chesney and Ben Chesney, all of Knoxville; great-granddaughter Hannah Grace Tucker of Antioch, great-grandson Conner Callaway Cross of Knoxville; and several nieces and nephews. The family extends their thanks to the staff at Clarity Pointe in Farragut and Avalon Hospice, for their outstanding care of Jo. A Celebration of Life will be held in the Youth Suite at Cokesbury United Methodist Church on Saturday, May 9th at 2:00 pm. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to The Alzheimer’s Association, www.alz.org. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike is serving the Billingsley family. www.clickfh.com
• THOMAS, Gregory Herbert (Greg),
passed away March 30, 2015, at UT Medical Center surrounded by his family and friends after a courageous battle with cancer at the age of 55. Greg is survived by his sons, Sam and Adam Thomas; best friend and mother of his children, Diane Thomas; parents, Roy and Pat Thomas; brother, Gary Thomas; sister, Joy Thomas; and numerous nieces and nephews. Greg was born July 26, 1959, in Elk City, OK, and graduated from Farragut High School in 1977. He attended Tennessee Tech University on baseball scholarship where he set many batting records that still stand in his name. He found his true calling as a massage therapist in 2007, opening his own massage therapy business where he helped to heal countless people across the country. Greg’s passion and greatest accomplishment in life was raising his boys, Sam and Adam. He was a hands-on, fun loving, devoted Dad that took great pride in everything they did. He shared with them his love of sports, especially baseball and coached many of their teams over the years. Greg was a dedicated, loyal and fierce friend to many and loved by all who were blessed to know him. He had a very witty sense of humor and lived life to the fullest. The family will receive friends on Thursday, April 2, 5-7 p.m. at Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, with a Celebration of Life to follow. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Greg's life. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to: The Cancer Society of East Tennessee. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike, is serving the Thomas family. www.clickfh.com
• PURSER, Jean,
a longtime resident of Knoxville, passed away on March 31, 2015. She was born on March 2, 1930 in Gastonia, North Carolina, daughter of Truman and Lula Poole. She married James Purser on December 16, 1950, and together they moved to Fairbanks, Alaska, during James’ military service there. They relocated to Knoxville in 1961, where they raised a daughter, Janice, and son, Ken. Jean was a devoted wife and loving mother, who always thought of her family before herself, and who was always ready with a bad pun to put smiles on our faces. She was an active member and volunteer at Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church until her health declined in later years. She enjoyed evenings at home with her family, watching classic movies with her daughter Janice, dining out at her favorite restaurants, and, of course, ice cream. She will be very dearly missed. The family received friends on Friday April 3, 2015 from 1:30 until 2:00 at Berry Highland Memorial Funeral Home and the funeral services followed at 2:00. The interment followed in Berry Highland Memorial Cemetery. Condolences may be offered at www.highlandmemorialknoxville.com
• COYNE, Robert F.,
entered into eternal peace March 21, 2015 in Knoxville, TN at the age of 79. He was born in Bridgeport, CT, and was the youngest son of father, John B. Coyne and mother Laurine J. Coyne. Bob, as he is known to his friends and family, was a good and loving husband to Katherine J. Coyne, deceased on September 3, 2003. Also preceding him in death was his older brother Bernard Coyne. He will continue to be remembered as a gracious, kind and loving father, grandfather, uncle, brother and friend to many in Knoxville, Ohio, Connecticut and Virginia. He served in the U.S. Army, 10th Battalion Headquarters at the end of the Korean conflict attaining the rank of sergeant. Starting his business career in Boston, MA at WBZ-TV, as a staff broadcast engineer, he worked in both radio and television. He accepted a new challenging position as one of the first engineers to help start up a new television station, WTOL-TV in Toledo, OH. After ten years in television, desiring a new career in sales, Bob accepted a sales position with Mainline Distributors as a regional sales manager for the RCA and Whirlpool Product Lines. Continuing to look for new sales challenges and growth, he accepted a regional sales position with the original Magnavox Co. where he was responsible for sales in parts of OH, MI and IN. In 1984, he was promoted to the Philips Consumer Electronics Co. corporate office in Knoxville, TN serving in the Sales and Product Training Department. Moving from national trainer, coordinator, and manager, to Director of Sales & Product Training Department, he retired in 1998 to become a full-time caretaker for his wife Kathie. After retirement, Bob devoted his time to caring for Kathie, but also found time to support the New Heart Society, a local organ transplant support group, and Parent Place, a ministry for supervised visitation of children, Division of Catholic Charities, where the children called him “Mr. Bob.” He was also active in the Knights of Columbus, serving as Grand Knight for a period. His experience as a caregiver prompted the creation of his seminar, “I’m a Caregiver, Now What Do I Do?” This seminar allowed him to present this unique subject to various churches and senior centers throughout the region. His greatest joy was seeing his two daughters, Christine Kimmey, Lambertville, MI, and Diane Burek, Roanoke, VA grow into wonderful, loving mothers and wives along with his four grandchildren, Nicholas and Evan Kimmey, Emily and Julia Burek along with sons-in-law Rick Kimmey and Paul Burek. He is also survived by his fiancé, Joan F. Brink, of Knoxville, TN, brother Edward Coyne, of Stratford, CT. Also, surviving is Bea Ryan of Sylvania, OH, sister of Kathie, and niece Terri Daniels of Atlanta, GA. A Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday at All Saints Catholic Church Father Michael Woods Celebrant. The family will receive friends immediately following the Mass in the Church Parish Hall. Private interment will be in the East Tennessee State Veteran’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Monastery of the Holy Spirit Retreat House, Attn; Father Tom Francis Building Fund, 2625 Highway 212SW, Conyers, GA 30094-4044. Click Funeral Home Middlebrook Chapel, 9020 Middlebrook Pike is serving the Coyne family. www.clickfh.com
• BOGGAN, Jeff Mitchener,
Major, U.S. Marine Corps, Retired, age 78, of Farragut, TN, died March 16, 2015 at his home. Jeff was born in Tupelo, MS, the only child of Jeff Mitchener Boggan, MD, and Louise Ward Boggan. In 1942, the family moved to Ragland, AL. Jeff attended schools in Ragland, the Baylor School in Chattanooga, and the Webb School in Bell Buckle, TN. He graduated from Mississippi State University in September of 1957 and immediately went on active duty in the Marine Corps. Later he spent many years working with the FBI, primarily in Chicago. Jeff was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife, Ann, of the home and daughter, Elizabeth, of Chickamauga, GA. Services will be private. The family would like to extend special thanks to Dr. Bruce Allsop and his assistant, Cherry; Dr. Richard Antonucci and the staff of Tennessee Cancer Specia-lists; and the staff of Avalon Hospice for their kind and compassionate care. Jeff’s wish was that memorial gifts be made to the Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee, P.O. Box 393, Hohenwald, TN 38462. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike is serving the Boggan family. www.clickfh.com
• HARRIS-BOWERS-COOPER, Leilia Ruth,
age 94, went home to be with the Lord, March 8, 2015, after a long illness with Alzheimer’s. She was a long-time resident of Englewood, Etowah and most recently Knoxville. She was born on March 23, 1920, in Englewood, Tennessee, and was the youngest of 14 children. Ruth and her late husband, Lester Reed Bowers, were married 44 years and had two children. She remarried Rev. J. Burch Cooper, pastor of various churches in Knox, Blount and McMinn counties. They were married five years until his death. Ruth was an accomplished pianist and continued to play until the final years of her life. Love of music led Ruth to church music ministry. She held many leadership positions such as pianist, organist and choir director in the churches where she belonged. She spent five years at North Etowah Baptist Church directing a full graded choir program, preschool through adult and five years as director of pre-school and children’s Sunday School. Her love of children inspired her to complete her college education and at age 50 earned a BS degree in elementary education from Tennessee Wesleyan College in Athens, TN. She taught 12 years in the Etowah city Schools. She also loved working in her yard and cooking for her family. She was renowned for her Apple Stack Cake. Ruth was preceded in death by great-grandson, Jacob Ryan Arnold and is survived by her children, Sandra Dutton and husband, Douglas of Knoxville, TN; Stephen Bowers and wife, Linda of Bridgewater, VA; grandchildren, Julie Arnold and husband, Steve, of Knoxville, Brian Dutton and wife, Emily, of Seale, AL, Laura Wyant and husband, David, of Richmond, VA, and Reed Bowers and wife, Chelsea, of Lynchburg, VA. She is also survived by six great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.The family would like to express their heartfelt thanks to Little Creek Sanitarium in Knoxville for the 16 months of loving care they provided Ruth. The family will receive friends on March 10 from 12 to 2 p.m. at Bordwine Funeral Home in Etowah. A graveside service will follow at 3 p.m. at McMinn Memory Gardens with Rev. Steve Peek from First Baptist Concord, Knoxville, officiating. Bordwine Funeral Home of Etowah, TN is honored to serve the Bowers-Cooper family and invites you to sign and view the family guestbook at www.bordwinefuneralhome.com.
• REYNOLDS, Mrs. Helen Fields,
Funeral services for Mrs. Helen Fields Reynolds, 89, of Farragut, TN, will be held at 1 P.M. on Thursday, February 19, 2015, at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Fu-neral Home in Gainesboro, TN. Burial will follow in the Granville Cemetery in Granville, TN. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 5 P.M. - 7 P.M., and Thursday from 12 Noon until time of services. She passed away on Monday, February 16, 2015, at Parkwest Medical Center in Knoxville, TN. She was born December 24, 1925, in Jackson County, TN, to the late Paskal Fields and Lennie McBroom Fields. She was married to the late Arnold Reynolds. She was a retired school teacher, and a member of the Granville United Methodist Church. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a Brother: Dois Fields. Survivors include two Sons: Pat (Paula) Reynolds of Columbus, GA, and Mike (Barbara) Reynolds of Farragut, TN; three Grandchildren: James (Kaki) Reynolds of Knoxville, TN, John (Shannon) Reynolds of Columbus, GA, and David Reynolds of Ft. Worth, TX; a Great Grandchild: Emma Reynolds of Knoxville, TN; and two Nieces: Kaye Loftis of Bloomington Springs, TN, and Lisa Apple of Gainesboro, TN. The Rev. Jackie Wheeler will officiate at the services. Memorial donations may be made to: the Granville Museum or Granville United Methodist Church by contacting the funeral home.
• HELM, Grant Lee,
age 88, of Knoxville, entered his heavenly home on Sunday, January 4, 2015 from his home, surrounded by his family. Grant was of the Baptist faith. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Grant enjoyed a successful 30 year career with TVA before retiring and continued in the nuclear field an additional 11 years. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Virginia Thompson Helm; sons, Stephen Grant Helm and Gary Stewart Helm; daughters and spouses, Teresa Bruse (Richie), Denise Adams (Frederick); grandchildren, Sarah Helm Lucero (Kenny), Dale Helm, Cameron Bruse (Alex), Hayley Bruse, Zachary Adams and Matthew Adams; great-granddaughter, Alexis Lucero; brothers and spouses, Charles Helm (Ceci), Eddie Helm (Sue); sister, Marie Garcia; sister-in-law, Zelma Lea (Thompson) Arnold; several nieces and nephews. Family and friends will gather for Graveside Services at 1 p.m. Thursday, January 8, 2015 at Foster Cemetery in McMinn County. In honor of his military service as a World War II Army Sergeant, full military honors will be conferred. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to UT Medical Center Hospice Services, 2270 Sutherland Ave., Suite 101, Knoxville, Tennessee 37919-2326. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike is serving the Helm family. www.clickfh.com
• KNAUER, Linda,
age 67 of Knoxville went to be with her Lord on Friday, November 28, 2014, surrounded by her loving family. Linda was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She was member of Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church and actively involved in the Prayer and Women’s ministries. Prior to retirement, Linda was a mathematics professor at Pellissippi State. She enjoyed hiking, quilting, cooking, and traveling. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family. Linda was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas and Jeanette Giles, and brother, Thomas Giles. She is survived by her husband of 45 years, Joseph Knauer; son and daughter-in-law, Matthew and Natalie Knauer; grandchildren, Bennett and Addie Knauer; siblings and spouses, Ginger and Harley Ross, John and Linda Giles, James and Dorothy Giles, Sharon and Bob Disse, Sam and Cindy Giles and Cindy and Glen McCandless; as well as many nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Life will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, December 6th in the Chapel of Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church. Rev. Scott Jackson will officiate. The family will receive friends following the service until 5:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Young Life Windy Gap, 120 Coles Cove Road, Weaverville, NC 28787 (www.giving.younglife.org). Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike is serving the Knauer family. www.clickfh.com
• BEATY, Edsel R.,
age 88 of Knoxville, TN, passed away peacefully early Thursday morning, November 27, 2014. Edsel was born and reared in Clinton County, in the city of Albany, Kentucky. He was the eldest of nine children of Oswald Denton Beaty and Lottie Sue Taylor Beaty. In 1944, at the age of 18, he began his service in the U.S. Army, where he served in General George S. Patton’s 51st Armored Infantry Battalion Division “C”, Fourth Armored Division. Following basic training Edsel was deployed on the Queen Elizabeth, eventually landing on Normany Beach. In January 1945, he fought in the “Battle of the Bulge,” and in April 1945, his 4th Armored Division discovered and liberated Buchenwald, one of the largest concentration camps near Weirmar, Germany. Edsel was discharged in 1946 and awarded a Bronze Star for his combat service with General Patton’s 4th Armored Division during World War II. After completing Barber School, Edsel worked in Albany, and eventually relocated to Detroit, Michigan where he became the Executive Barber for Ford Motor Company. During his career of 33 years, Edsel cut the hair of many famous people such as Ed Sullivan, Walt Disney and Texas Governor John Connelly. He was also the barber of all Ford executives including Henry Ford II, William Clay Ford, Benson Ford, Lee Iacoca and Robert McNamara, who became Secretary of Defense under President Kennedy. Married in 1947, Edsel and Sarah reared three children in the farm community on the outskirts of Detroit. There his children were afforded the opportunities to participate in 4-H by raising horses and showing horses around the country. After retirement from Ford Motor Company, Edsel and Sarah moved to Knoxville, Tennessee in 1987. In addition to his parents, Edsel was preceded in death by his son, Robert Edsel Beaty; sister, June Conlogue Watson and brother, Bennis Beaty. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Sarah Parrigin Beaty; daughter and son-in-law, Shalimar and Mark Hurst; son, Brian Beaty; grandchildren, Adam and Sandi Beaty, Heather and Eric Staley, Alanna and John Chandler, Andrew and Melissa Beaty and Tyler Beaty; great-grandchildren, Jacob Beaty, Ethan and Evan Staley and Lily Ann Chandler; siblings and spouses, Martha Sue and Hughel Phillips, Jimmie Ruth and John Williams, all of Florida, O.D Jr. and Lillian Beaty, Lala and Walton Haddix, Jack Beaty, Joan and Danny Gross, all of Albany, Kentucky; several special nieces, nephews and friends. The family will receive friends from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., Sunday, November 30, 2014 at Talbott Funeral Home in Albany, KY, followed by Funeral Services at 3 p.m. Rev. David Stearns will officiate. Interment will immediately follow at Maupin Cemetery in Albany with full military honors. Memorials may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 785517, Topeka, Kansas 66675. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike is serving the Beaty family in Knoxville and Talbott Funeral Home in Albany, KY. www.clickfh.com
• SMELCER, JR., John “Johnny” Miles,
age 82 of Lenoir City, passed away 3 a.m. Monday, October 27, 2014 at Parkwest Hospital after a long illness. He was born June 16, 1932 and raised in Pigeon Forge. Johnny was a graduate of Sevier County High School in 1952 and was known as Junior. Mr. Smelcer, along with his wife Carolyn Fain Smelcer, were owners of King of Sports, Inc. and operated Valley Honda Motorcycle dealership in Knoxville and Airport Honda Automobile dealership in Alcoa beginning in 1961. He was a member of First Baptist Church, Pigeon Forge. Johnny and Carolyn traveled extensively, having won 5 trips to Japan from Honda Motorcycle, but made their home in the Knoxville and Lenoir City area. They were members of Dixie Traveliers and were also members of FMCA (Family Motor Coach Association). Mr. Smelcer was preceded in death by his father, John Smelcer and mother, Grace Martin Smelcer Clabo; step-father, Charlie Clabo; father and mother-in-law, Vernon Aubrey Fain and Ruth LaFollette Fain; the LaFollette and the Fain family; aunts, Jennie Martin Ownby, Myrtle Martin Marshall; uncles, Glen, Wiley, Frank and Robert Martin; cousins, Joe Martin, Edna Mize; brothers-in-law, Ronnie Fain and Fred Doc McCarter. Survivors include his: Loving and devoted Wife of 57 years, Carolyn Fain Smelcer Step-mother, Dorothy Kopp Fain Sisters-in-law, LaVerne Fain McCarter, Janice Fain Ailey and husband, Rob Uncles, Marvin Fain and wife, Joy, A.D. and Norman Martin Nephews, Nicky McCarter and wife, Cindy, Brian Fain and wife, Anna, Chad Fain Great-niece, Isabel Fain Twin great-nieces, Alexis and Skye McCarter Great-nephews, Jack and Luke Fain Cousins, Marion Cooper Aders, Betty Webb, Margaret Christopher, Glenda Catlett, Sue Duncan, Jack Martin; also many more nieces, nephews and cousins. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the The American Parkinson Disease Association, Inc., APDA Middle Tennessee Chapter, 2300 Patterson Street, Nashville, TN 37203. The family will receive friends 12 noon – 2 PM Saturday with funeral service to follow at 2 PM at First Baptist Church, Pigeon Forge with Rev. Wayne Cook officiating. Interment will follow in Pigeon Forge Baptist Cemetery with Allen Webb, Chuck Perciful, Chad Fain, Brian Fain, Nicky McCarter and Rob Ailey serving as pallbearers. Arrangements by Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville. (www.atchleyfuneralhome.com)