Obituaries

• 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

• 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.