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.
• 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
• 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