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Subject: [TNMORGAN] Knoxville News-Sentinel Obituaries May 4, 2007
Date: Fri, 4 May 2007 16:03:46 GMT

AILOR, GLORIA JEAN MILLER - age 73 of Maynardville, went to be with our
Lord, Wednesday, May 2, 2007 at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center.
She was surrounded by her entire family and numerous friends. Her
kindness to others was only exceeded by her generosity and the love of
her fellowman. Mom had a beautiful smile that she shared with everyone.
She could even smile with her emerald green eyes. She was owner and
manager of Seb's Mobile Home Park, a family business that was started
in 1970 by Gloria and her husband Claude (Seb) Ailor. Long time member
of Ailor Dale Missionary Baptist Church. Professed her faith in Jesus
Christ at a very young age. A devoted wife and loving mother her entire
life. Her unconditional love for her family and friends was endless.
Our warmest memories are of the holidays Mom loved to celebrate the
gathering of her family. Gardening and outdoor activities were her
favorite past time. Mom helped so many people during her lifetime, she
will be deeply missed by past and present tenants. Her greatest gift to
her daughters was the ability to give unconditional love. Born April 6,
1934 to the late LD and Bernice Beeler Miller. She was preceded in
death by: her husband of 44 years, Claude (Seb) Ailor; son, Michael
Wayne; daughter, Karen Fay Miller; grandson, Matthew J. Cooper;
brothers, Paul Miller, Harry (Tom) Miller, Eston (Junior) Keck;
brothers-in-law, Arnie Paul Bridges and Johnny Sexton; sisters, Linda
Miller, Betty Miller Turner and June Miller Sexton; nephews,
Christopher Harrison, Eric Steiner and Tom (Tommy) Miller. Survivors:
daughters, Gwenn Cooper Baldwin, Marie (Toni) Mason Wright, Sharon
Lucas and Lila Tiller; sons-in-law, Eddie Wright and Russell Miller;
grandchildren, Jennifer Cooper, Ben Cooper, Scott Mason and wife
Jessica Kiser, Tina Mason Wynn and husband Jason Wynn, Ashley Wright
Hicks, Laura Lucas Cox and husband Brad Cox, Austin Lucas and
girlfriend Ashley Gentry, Josh Grubb, Erica Miller, Adam Miller,
Derrick Tiller and wife Ashley Sharp Tiller; great grandchildren,
Michael and Corey Wynn, Madison Minyard, Keeley Cox, Makayla Mason and
Ava Tiller; sisters, Ruth Ann Bridges, Jewell Harrison and Peggy
Steiner; brother, Wade Miller; brothers-in-law, Charles Harrison, Jack
Tuner and Jim Steiner. Special thanks to Dr. Frank McNeal and staff and
to Dr. Greg Midas and Nurse Tina; many nieces, nephews; special
friends, Pastor Chester and Faye Begley, Tony Odom and children;
Darrell Caldwell. Gathering of family and friends Friday, May 4, 2007
at Ailor Mortuary, 6:00pm to 8:30pm. Funeral services at Ailor Dale
Missionary Baptist Church at 1:00pm on Saturday, May 5, 2007, Rev. Fred
Goodson, Pastor Glenn Suffridge officiating. Interment in Pleasant View
Cemetery. Pallbearers: Austin Lucas, Scott Mason, Derrick Tiller, Ben
Cooper, Josh Grubb, Jason Wynn. Honorary pallbearers: Aaron Steiner,
Russell Miller, Eddie Wright. Arrangements by Ailor Mortuary,
Maynardville. Our Obituary Line is: 865-992-1114.

AMBROZIAK, INFANT ELLA MARIE - age 1 month of Knoxville, passed away
Thursday May 3, 2007 at Children's Hospital. Ella Marie who was born
April 2, 2007, was the beloved daughter of Brian and Katherine
Ambroziak. A memorial service will be at a later date in Virginia.
Arrangements provided by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.

ARMETTA, MRS. NELLIE MARGARET BYRD - Born January 14, 1926 went home to
our Heavenly Father Thursday May 3, 2007 at Baptist Hospital. Nell was
preceded in death by her son Joe W. Estes, stepson Mike Armetta, and
granddaughter Brandy N. Estes and is survived by her husband Roy J.
Armetta; daughter's Barb Parker of Texas, Maggie Cash (husband Jim) of
Maryville; sons Jimmy Estes (wife Vicky) of Knoxville, and Wayne Estes
(wife Nancy) of Powell; stepdaughter's Pat Verhage (husband Jan) of
Mississippi and Debbie Armetta of Knoxville; numerous grandchildren and
great grandchildren. The family will receive friends Friday, May 4 from
6:00-8:00 p.m. at Berry Funeral Home with the funeral service following
at 8:00 p.m. with Father Mankel of Holy Ghost Catholic Church
officiating. Family and friends will meet at Calvary Cemetery on
Saturday, May 5, for 10:00 a.m. interment services. Berry Funeral Home,
3704 Chapman Hwy., 865-577-6666, is in charge of arrangements.

ARMSTRONG, GEORGE E. - age 68, of Knoxville went home to be with his
Lord and Savior on May 1, 2007. He was a member of Eastmore Church of
God. Retired from H.T. Hackney with 43 years of service. Preceded in
death by: father and mother, Harold & Chloe Armstrong; brother, Robert
F. Armstrong. Survived by wife whom he loved for 48 years, Shirley
Armstrong; loving daughter & son-in-law, Joni & Buddy Spoon; a son that
he loved dearly, Brian (Tony) Armstrong; special granddaughter & great
granddaughter, Lynna & Tailyn Doane; loving sister & brother-in-law,
Rosemary & R.L. McMahan; brothers & sisters-in-law, Jack & Carolyn
Armstrong, Harold (Toad) & Joyce Armstrong; sister-in-law Mary Beth
Armstrong; sister-in-law & husband Margaret & Allen Poe; brother-in
laws & wives Tom & Brenda Burnett, Bill & Harriet Burnett;
sister-in-law Lora (Boots) Wilson; special sister-in-law and husband
Patsy & Earl Garner; many nieces & nephews; extended family, Scott &
Traci Spoon & children &, Brandon, Allison, & Jake, Rick & Joan Hayes;
children, Alex, Austin, & Ashley. Family will receive friends Friday,
May 4, 2007 from 5 to 8 p.m. with a chapel service to follow at
Eastmore Church of God on Asheville Hwy. Officiating will be Rev. Jeff
Armstrong, Rev. Gregg Causey, and Rev. Ezra Waldrop. The Interment will
be Saturday, May 5, 2007, at 2:00p.m. at Asbury Cemetery. Pallbearers
will be: Ronnie Buckner, John Dill, Bob Lawson, Dean Lewis, Jess
Hernandez and Edsel Hartman. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions
may be given to the Eastmore Church of God Building Fund. Make checks
out to the church and give to the secretaries at McCarty's Evergreen
Funeral Home Office or give to the Funeral Director Ron Mayes at the
church. McCarty's Evergreen Funeral Home, 7426 Ash. Hwy. (637-7955) is
honored to serve the family of George E. Armstrong.

BLANKENSHIP, MRS. KATHERINE HALL - age 93, passed away peacefully April
27, 2007 at her home in Hall's Crossroads. She was born September 11,
1913 in Rockwood to Grace Dixon Hill Hall and William Earnest Hall, Sr.
She married Kinser Curtis Blankenship on May 7, 1937. She was a
dedicated homemaker, loving wife, mother and caregiver. She and Curtis
first lived in Harriman then joined some 500 other families to be among
the first to live in Oak Ridge during World War II. Following the war
they moved to her mother's old home place on Post Oak Road near
Rockwood where they lived for over 40 years until they moved to Hall's
Crossroads. In her active years she enjoyed having bridge parties with
their many friends, making hummingbird mobiles which she sold
throughout the world and volunteering as a pink lady at Chamberlin
Memorial Hospital in Rockwood and St. Mary's Hospital in Knoxville. She
was a member of the Rockwood First Christian Church (Disciples of
Christ). She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, older sister
Elizabeth and younger brother W. E. Hall, Jr. She is survived by son &
daughter-in-law Hall and Anne Blankenship of Woods Cross, Utah; several
nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be
made in her name to a charity of the donor's choice. The family would
like to express special gratitude to Kay Sharp for her love, care and
devotion and the many caregivers from Senior Citizens Home Assistance
of Knoxville, especially Bobbie Driver, Sheila Johnson and Rebecca
Wilmer who all provided her such loving care these last several years.
Visitation of friends will be Saturday, May 5, 2007 from 2:00 until
3:00 PM at Evans Mortuary in Rockwood. Graveside services will follow
in the Oak Grove Cemetery in Rockwood with Rev. Kara Kleinschmidt

BRYANT, LEONA - passed away Wednesday, May 2, 2007 at St. Mary's
Medical Center following an extended illness. She was preceded in death
by her beloved husband, Henry C. Bryant and dear daughter, Betty
McCarter. She is survived by her loving daughter, Marilyn Black of
Knoxville; grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great
grandchildren. Family and friends will meet at 9:45 a.m. Friday at
Lynnhurst Cemetery for a 10:00 a.m. graveside service. Friends may call
at their convenience at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel.

CATHEY, HARRY B. - age 67 of Knoxville, died May 2, 2007 at the
University of Tennessee Medical Center. He was a native of Bristol, and
was preceded in death by his sister Angeline Cathey. Mr.Cathey was a US
Navy Veteran. Survived by: children, Robin and Jeff Cathey;
granddaughter, Autumn Cathey; parents, William and Katherine Cathey;
sister, Vicki Lynn Hall of South Carolina; brothers, Theodore Cathey,
San Francisco, CA, Daniel Cathey, Atlanta, GA; nieces and nephews,
Morgan, Megan, Chris, Michelle, Richie, Twanette, Drienna and Shanta;
dear friends, Steve and Laura Jane Long, Knoxville. Family and friends
will meet at 1:45 pm Sunday at Seven Islands Cemetery for a 2:00 pm
graveside service. Family will receive friends 5:00-7:00 pm Saturday at
Gentry-Griffey Chapel.

CERTO, ANGELINE ANN PANUCCI - age 87, widow of Mauro Certo, of
Maryville, formerly of Bethel Park, Pa and Kennedy Twp., Pa., passed
away 10:15 A.M. Thursday, May 3, 2007 at the home of her daughter.
Member of New Providence Baptist Church, Maryville. Survivors: daughter
& son-in-law, Armida U. & Richard Conley of Madisonville; son &
daughter-in-law, Joseph & Gwen Certo of Bradenton, Fla.; grandchildren,
R. Scott Conley, Ann Maura Hinton, Matthew R. Conley, Jeanine L. Certo,
Joseph M. Certo, Laura M. Certo; 6 great-grandchildren; sisters, Grace
Farrar of Calif. and Evelyn Gross; brothers Vincent and Joseph Panucci,
all of Pittsburg, Pa.; several nieces & nephews. Preceded in death by
parents, Joseph & Rose Panucci; sisters Theresa Condo, Pauline
Cirigliano, Mildred Thompson, Ann Dursi, Mary Danella, Josephine
Palermo, Rose Vollero, Frances Bauer, Virginia Panucci; brothers, Frank
& Pat Panucci. A celebration of her life will be 6 P.M. Saturday, First
Baptist Church of Madisonville, Dr. Lon Shoopman officiating. Interment
1 P.M. Saturday, May 12, Allegheny Cemetery, Pittsburg, Pa.
Arrangements by Biereley-Hale Funeral Home, Madisonville.

CLARK, EVA HELEN - age 67 of Philadelphia, TN passed away Wednesday May
2, 2007 at Fort Sanders Regional Hospital. She attended Salem Baptist
Church. Preceded in death by her husband William Don Clark, parents
Bill and Vida Cox. Survivors: sons and daughters in law, James and
Dorothy Clark, Dennis and Becky Clark all of Philadelphia,
grandchildren Ashley, Dylan, Breana, Brittany, McKayla; sisters
Margaret Johnson and Geraldine Branham. Funeral 2pm Sunday May 6, 2007
in the Kyker Chapel with Rev. Ray Johnson officiating. Burial in
Pleasant Hill Methodist Church Cemetery. The family will receive
friends from 6 until 9pm Saturday at the Kyker Funeral Home in

DAVIS, LILLY MOORE - age 89 of Kingston, passed away Tuesday, May 1,
2007 in Austin, TX. She had lived in Austin with her son for several
months. Lilly was a gracious lady who loved life, her family and many
friends and always had a smile for everyone She enjoyed cooking,
needlepoint and ceramics. She was a member of Roane Church of Christ in
Kingston. Preceded in death by: her parents, Arthur Lee and Ida Sallie
May (Marney) Moore; husband, Murrel Davis; daughter, Carrye Virginia
Womack; and granddaughter, Aimee Davis. Survived by: her son and
daughter-in-law, David and Salee Davis of Austin, TX; brothers and
sisters-in-law, Houston (Doc) and Mildred Moore, Starl and Joann Moore,
all of Kingston; and Arnold Moore of Birmingham, AL.; two sisters,
Carrye Patton of Knoxville and Beulah Clower of Nashville; four
grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. The family will receive
friends, Saturday, May 5, 2007 beginning at 10:00 a.m. -12:00 noon in
the Chapel of Brown Funeral Home. Funeral service will follow at 12:00
noon with Minister Charles Brown officiating. Graveside and interment
service will be at 1:30 p.m. in Kingston Memorial Gardens. Serving as
pallbearers will be her nephews, Richard Davis, Ben Davis, Pete
Stinnett, Eugene "Tress" Patton, III, Blaine Clower, Alva Moore, Terry
Moore and Jerry Moore. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that
memorial donations be made to: the Aimee Melissa Davis Memorial
Scholarship Fund, c/o Austin Community Foundation, P.O. Box 5159,
Austin, TX 78763. Brown Funeral Home, Kingston, (865) 376-0050, is
honored to serve the family of Lilly Moore Davis.

DRUMMONDS, REV. CALLIE - age 96 of Morristown, passed away Thursday,
May 3, 2007 at his residence. He was a member of Morristown Baptist
Tabernacle. He held approximately 880 singing schools that lasted
between 2 and 5 weeks in several states including, TN, VA, KY, MI, OH,
FL, MO, and NC. In some of these singing schools and revivals, he seen
over 20 people saved. He married 578 couples and was instrumental in
building 3 churches: Monroe Missionary Baptist Church in Monroe, MI,
Midway Baptist Church in New Tazewell, TN, and Shepherd's Chapel
Baptist Church in Rogersville, TN. He was preceded in death by his son,
Arville Gale Drummonds. He is survived by his wife of 62 years on June
11, 2007, Leora Drummonds; daughters, Reta (Kenneth) Manning and Freda
(Joseph) Herrell of Hickory, NC; grandchildren, Michelle (Brian) Warf,
Renee' (Alan) Miller, Duane (April) Manning, Hanna Herrell, Elijah
Herrell, Matthew Drummonds, and David Drummonds; great-grandchildren,
Amber Warf, Katie Warf, Abigail Manning, Jacob Manning, and Alandria
Manning. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 5, 2007 at
Westside Chapel Funeral Home. Interment will follow in the Sunderland
Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1-2 p.m. Saturday, prior
to the services at the funeral home. Arrangements by Westside Chapel
Funeral Home in Morristown.

FLORENCE, BOBBY EUGENE - departed this life on April 25, 2007 in
Florida. Survivors: wife, Gladys Florence and family of St. Petersburg,
Florida, Knoxville relatives include sister, Mary Ruth Billingsley and
family; brother, Wayne Florence and family; sister, Lula Peoples and
family of Chicago. Condolences may be sent to the Florence family at
3903 Cataba Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37914. Services will be held Saturday
in St. Petersburg, Florida. Notice by Jarnigan & Son Mortuary.

HELMS, KELLY DAVID - age 57 of Madisonville, passed away 3:53 p.m.
Wednesday, May 2, 2007 at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center. A
strong man with a gentle heart, who devoted his life to the family he
loved so dearly. The "Man Upstairs" welcomed another star to his
kingdom. Tonight we look to the heavens, and how brightly he shines! He
attended Lakeside Baptist Church. He is preceded in death by: parents,
Arlie and Alta Helms; brothers, Carl Roy and Gary Helms; nephew, Stevie
Helms. Survivors: loving and devoted wife of 31 years, Lindabeth Helms;
daughters and sons-in-law, Catrina and Paul Gamble, Kelly and Allen
Hembree; sons and daughters-in-law, Scottie and Sherry Helms, James and
Lisa Cansler; grandchildren, Elicia and David Allen Hembree, Savannah
Helms, Bradley and Nicholas Cansler, Lou and Ryan Moser; sisters &
brothers-in-law, Jean and Leon Murray, Carol and Jim Brown, Sandy and
James Cooley, Vickey and Glenn Daughtery, Connie and Gid Redmond;
brothers and sisters-in-law, T.J. and Shirley Helms, L.A. and Betty
Helms, Morgan and special, sister-in-law Margaret Helms; special
nieces, Paula, Debbie, Becky and Tammy; several other nieces and
nephews; special, "Brother" Frank Jarnigan and wife Priscilla;
brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, James and Nancy Devine, Gary and
Emma Jane Long, Douglas Long. Special thanks to Thompson Oncology and
all the girls that took such good care of him. Also a very special
thank you to Dr. George Schuchmann, his physician and friend. Funeral
7:00 p.m. Friday, Biereley-Hale Chapel, Rev. Bill White and Rev. John
B. Kiser officiating. Interment 2:00 p.m. Saturday at Lakeside Baptist
Cemetery with Rev. Carl Croft officiating. In lieu of flowers,
contributions may be made to: Thompson Cancer Survival Center or St.
Judes Hospital. Family will receive friends 5-7 p.m. Friday at
Biereley-Hale Funeral Home, Madisonville.

HILL, CARL DELMAS - age 69 of Luttrell, TN, went to be with the Lord on
May 2, 2007. Carl fought a good fight, he finished the course, and kept
the faith-II Timothy 4:7. Survived by: his loving wife of 48 years,
Shirley Hill; son and daughter-in-law, C.D. and Missy Hill; son Matthew
Hill; daughter and son-in-law, Melanie and Wally Lowry; son, Anthony
Hill and Patty; daughter and son-in-law, Cyndie and Mark Webber;
grandchildren, Shannon, Leslie, Lake, Quinton, Jessica, Brittany,
Dalton, Devin, Kaylee, Madison and Riley; brothers and sisters, Mary
Lou, Bobby, Alge, Janet and Joe; he leaves many family and friends to
mourn his passing. A special thank you to Dr. Joseph Minardo and the
special staff of St. Mary's Medical Center. Family will receive friends
6 to 8 Friday, May 4, with funeral service to follow at 8:00 p.m. in
the chapel at Cooke Mortuary, Reverend Scottie Hill and Reverend Kim
McCroskey officiating. Family and friends will meet 12:00 noon Saturday
at Cooke Mortuary to go in procession to Dyer Cemetery for 1:00 p.m.
interment. Cooke Mortuary, Maynardville, TN.

HOLLAND, DON C. - age 69 of Knoxville, passed away Monday, April 30,
2007, at his home. He was of the Baptist faith, veteran of the U.S.
Navy, and retired from the Army Corps of Engineers. Preceded in death
by: son, Kenneth Holland; parents, Calvin and Florence Holland;
sisters, Helen and Ellen. Survivors include: daughters, Shannon
Holland-Gair and husband Ken, Diane Sutton and husband Charlie, and
Donna Holland; sister, Gladys Ybarra; and brother, Bruce Holland;
nephew, Fred Cannon and wife Cathy; several nieces, nephews, and
grandchildren; and best friends, Rick and Cherie Gatlin and children.
Family and friends will meet 1:45 pm Friday, May 4, 2007, at Greenwood
Cemetery for a 2:00 pm graveside service with Full Military Honors
provided by the East Tennessee Veteran Honor Guard. Arrangements by
Bridges Funeral Home, 5430 Rutledge Pike, 523-4999.

LEALON, HALEY - age 68 of Alcoa, died Wednesday at Blount Memorial
Hospital. Arrangements will be announced by Foothills Funeral Home,

MARTIN, KATHRYN WORLEY - of Maryville, TN, age 87, passed away on
Thursday, May 3, 2007. She was a retired professor of Spanish and
French at Maryville College where she taught for 36 years, and was a
member of the First United Methodist Church. She was the daughter of
the late Winfield H. Martin, and Alice Vernon (Meacham) Martin of
Nashville, TN. She is survived by: her nephew, Edward C. Martin of
Birmingham, AL; two great nieces, Laura E. Zapalowski and Sarah A.
Quinney and a great nephew, Jason M. Martin, all of Birmingham, AL. She
graduated from Vanderbilt University, receiving a B.A. degree in 1941
and a Master's Degree in 1943. During her teaching career, she traveled
extensively throughout Europe and Latin America, and was a member of
various professional language teaching organizations. She was also
listed in Who's Who in International Women, as well as Who's Who in
American Women. A memorial service will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, May 7,
2007 at McCammon-Ammons-Click Funeral Home in Maryville, TN, with
Chaplain Melody Kidd officiating. Miss Martin will be interred in a
private family service in Leipers Fork Cemetery, Franklin, TN. In lieu
of flowers, the family requests that memorial gifts be sent in her name
to: the Maryville College Scholarship Fund, 502 E. Lamar Alexander
Parkway, Maryville, TN 37804. McCammon-Ammons-Click Funeral Home,
Maryville, TN (865) 982-6812.

PETERSEN, MARGARET OGILVIE - The family of Margaret Peterson invites
you to join them in a service to celebrate her life on May 12, 2007 at
1:00 p.m. at Messiah Lutheran Church, 6900 Kingston Pike.

RIDGE, WILLIAM R. "W.R.", JR. - age 83 of Niota, passed away at
10:10p.m. on Wednesday May 2, 2007, at the family home. He was a member
of the First Baptist Church of Niota. A veteran of the U.S. Army. Mr.
Ridge was retired from the Southern Railway and Foster Lumber Co.
Preceded in death by: his parents, William R. and Annie Ridge;
brothers, Albert, J.D. Ridge; sisters, Juanita Blevins, Hazel Watkins;
daughter, Suzan Ridge; son, Gary Ridge. Survivors include: wife of 61
years, Joyce Chamlee Ridge; son and daughter-in-law, William L. and
Peggy Ridge; grandchildren, William L. Ridge Jr. of Niota, Lisa
Williams of Orlando, FL; sisters, Clovie Caldwell of Tullahoma, TN,
Christine Crabtree of St. Augustine, SC; several nieces and nephews.
The body is at Kyker Funeral Home, Sweetwater, where the family will
receive friends on Saturday, May 5, 2007 from 11:00a.m. until 1:00p.m.
with the funeral service to follow at 1:00p.m. in Kyker's Chapel with
Rev. Bill Sikes officiating. Interment to follow in the Sweetwater
Valley Memorial Park with Full Military Honors to be provided by the
Sweetwater V.F.W. Gold Star Post 5156 and the Monroe County DAV Chapter
93. Kyker Funeral Home, Sweetwater in charge of arrangements.

SHERRILL, JACK - age 72 of Knoxville, passed away on Tuesday, May 1,
2007. He was of the Baptist faith. Preceded in death by: parents, Floyd
and Melvina Sherrill; wife, Thomasine Jane Sherrill and stepson,
Michael Crapsey. Survived by: children, Jack N. Sherrill, Jr., Kimberly
Sue Rippy, Tracy Lynn Hutton, and Jacqueline E. Sherrill;
grandchildren, Danielle N. Wyrick, Corrina E. Hutton, Steven Tyler
Hutton, Heather and Michelle Cox, Kimberly and Chris Sherrill;
great-granddaughters, Alexis Lynn Wyrick and Hailey Marie Woods;
several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from
6:00-8:00 pm Friday at Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway. Family and
friends will meet at Woodlawn Cemetery on Saturday for 2:00 pm
graveside services.

SHIRK, JIMMY ROBERT - age 73, of Louisville, TN died Wednesday, May 3,
2007. A longtime employee with the Bank of Commerce in Morristown
before moving to First National Bank of Georgia in Dalton, GA, Mr.
Shirk completed his banking career at Valley Fidelity Bank in
Knoxville. He had been a member of both the Kiwanis and Rotary Clubs
and was a member of Beech Grove Baptist Church in Louisville. He was
preceded in death by: his daughter, Victoria Stillman and his parents,
James R. Shirk and Myrtle Pratt Shirk. He is survived by: his wife,
Billie Louise Strader Shirk; son, Stephan Shirk of Lawrenceville, GA;
grandchildren, Justin Shirk of Maryville, Michal, Natan, and Gabi
Stillman all of Efrat, Isreal. Funeral service 2:00 p.m. Saturday at
Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel with Rev. Kenny Armstrong officiating.
Interment will follow at Sherwood Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers,
memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. Condolences may
be expressed to the family at http:// type="text/javascript">DisplayMail('','jimmy-shirk');. The
family will receive friends 6-8:00 p.m. Friday at Rose Mortuary
Broadway Chapel.

SMITH, DAVID HERMAN - age 64, of Knoxville, passed away 6:15 p.m.
Tuesday May 1, 2007 at U.T. Medical Center. David was a member of
Lonsdale Baptist Church, where his grandfather, Harry L. Thornton was
pastor for 20 years. He was a lifelong collector of comic books and
historical memorabilia and loved going to the movies, reading, and
music. He worked in the University of Tennessee Catering Department for
35 years. David graduated from Rule High School and the University of
Tennessee where he received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Liberal
Arts, and Masters Degree in Political Science. He loved everything
about the University of Tennessee from the educational, to the arts, to
the football and basketball teams. He was preceded in death by his
parents, Herman Elbert Smith and Niree Christine Thornton Smith.
Survivors: sister, Dorothy Smith; best friend, Wayne Heflin; numerous
aunts, uncles, and cousins in Knoxville and Tucson, Arizona. The family
will receive friends from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Friday at Stevens Mortuary,
Oglewood Avenue at North Broadway. Immediately following, the funeral
service will be at 7:00 p.m. The family and friends will meet 11:15
a.m. Saturday at Greenwood Cemetery for a graveside service and
interment at 11:30 a.m. Mr. Smith's guest book is available at:

STAFFORD, ELIZABETH MILLS - age 102 of Lenoir City, passed away
Thursday, May 3, 2007. Preceded in death by: husband, Moody L.
Stafford; sons, Jack L. Stafford, M. F. (Benny) Stafford, Bobby G.
Stafford, Tommy M. Stafford and Johnny F. Stafford; parents, Richard
Franklin Mills and Martha Jane Ford Mills. Survived by: sons, James H.
Stafford and wife, Theresa, Tony M. Stafford and wife, Delores, Billy
W. Stafford and wife, Freida; daughter, Libby Howard and husband,
Jimmy; 18 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren and 3 great great
grandchildren; daughters-in-law, Shirley I. Stafford, Shirley R.
Stafford and Bobby Sue Stafford. The family will receive friends from 6
p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at Click Funeral Home. Funeral services will be
held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Click Funeral Home Chapel with Rev.
Ronny Jones officiating. Burial will follow in Lakeview Cemetery with
Rev. David Latham officiating. Serving as pallbearers: James Lee
Howard, Bobby Lynn Stafford, Scott Stafford, Todd Stafford, Sid
Stafford and Johnny Stafford. Click Funeral Home, Lenoir City is in
charge of arrangements.

STAPLES, JERRE LYNN - age 64 of Knoxville, passed away peacefully
Wednesday, May 2, 2007 after a short illness. He was a member of
Apostles Anglican Church and a Veteran of the U.S. Air Force. Jerre's
life was illuminated by his love for family and friends and dedication
to his work in regional management with BellSouth where he celebrated
40 years of service in September of 2006. He received several honors
from BellSouth for his exemplary work. Jerre was active as a coach and
parent in Knoxville youth sports and a past member of West Knoxville
Rotary Club and Toastmasters International. Jerre received an
associate's degree in engineering from State Technical University and a
Bachelor's in Marketing from Tusculum College. Born in Beech Bluff,
Tennessee, son of the late L. T. and Mallie Johnson Staples, he was
also preceded in death by: brothers, Charles Burton (Pete) Staples and
Billy Pope Staples; sister, Marie Staples Matheney. Jerre is survived
by: his loving wife of 33 years, Anne-Todd King Staples; son, Charles
Philip Staples of Knoxville; daughters, Anne-Louise Staples of
Brentwood, TN, MeLesha Dawn Staples and Kimberly Staples Hall of
Memphis; granddaughter, Chelsea MeLesha Marshall of Memphis; brother,
Max Ray Staples; sisters, Louise Matheney of Memphis and Myra Wells;
brother and sister-in-law, L.T. and Hazel Staples of Beech Bluff; many
cousins, nieces and nephews and extended family. Jerre enjoyed and
smiled about everything in his life and is missed dearly by family and
friends. Celebration of Life service will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday at
Central Baptist Church, Bearden with Reverends Chris Cairns and Mark
Moreland officiating. Interment to follow at Oak Ridge Memorial Park.
Memorial donations may be made to: Apostle's Anglican Church, 1540
Robinson Road, Knoxville, TN, 37923. The family will receive friends
4-7:00 p.m. Saturday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.

TALLMAN, DANNY EDWARD - age 55, went to be with the Lord on Thursday
May 3, 2007 at his home after a courageous battle with cancer. Danny
was a 1970 graduate of Rule High School and attended the University of
Tennessee where he was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon. Danny served six
years in the United States Navy where he was a computer specialist and
maintained the computer system aboard the USS America in Vietnam. He
retired from Motorola Corporation after 25 years as a project manager,
and in his free time enjoyed amature photography and boating and
fishing on Norris Lake. Preceded in death by; grandparents, Jess and
Fern Tallman, Alice and Rufus Nowell, Robert W. Ballard, aunt Betty
Hanley, and sister-in-law Donna Tallman. Survivors; parents, Edward and
Ethel Tallman; brother, Mike Tallman (Sandra); sister Judy Loveday
(Marty); nephews and nieces, Alex, Brett, and Brent Loveday, Chris and
Kristy Tallman, and Kim Buffington (Tony); several special aunts and
uncles; special friend, Etra Munzyngo; cousin and friend Steve Tallman;
three great nieces and two great nephews. Special thanks to Lynn with
Covenant Hospice. Visitation 6-8 pm Saturday May 5, 2007 at Weaver
Funeral Home. Family and friends will meet at Greenwood Cemetery at
2:45 pm Sunday May 6, 2007 for a 3 pm graveside service. Pallbearers:
Mark, Greg, Jason, and Rob Ludwig, J.D. Lively, and Chris Tallman.
Arrangements by Weaver Funeral

TERRY, RAYMOND - age 66 of Knoxville, passed away Tuesday at the
University of Tennessee Medical Center. He was a member of Jefferson
City Church of God and a Veteran of the U.S. Army. Preceded in death by
parents Howard & Ethel Terry. Survived by: wife, Mary Stinnett Terry of
Knoxville; sons, Randall Terry and Jeff Terry of Georgia and Ronnie
Terry of Cosby; daughters, Carole Hollis of Alcoa, Becky Fields of
Georgia; 9 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren; brothers, Mark
Terry, Leslie Terry, Johnny Terry of Knoxville and Wayne Terry of
Strawberry Plains. Family and friends will meet at 10:45 a.m. Friday at
Asbury Cemetery for an 11:00 a.m. interment with full Military Honors
provided by Volunteer State Veterans Honor Guard. Arrangements by Rose
Mortuary Broadway Chapel.

TRENT, WALTER - age 82 of Lenoir City, formerly of Dayton, Ohio, passed
away suddenly Tuesday, May 1, 2007 at his home. He was of the Baptist
faith. Walter was a veteran of W. W. II serving in the U. S. Army and a
retired barber. Survived by: his wife of 58 years, Dorothy Fuller
Trent; sons, Terry Trent of Middletown, OH and Bradley Trent of
Columbus, GA; daughter, Patricia Thomas and husband, William of Lenoir
City; grandchildren, Eric, Michael, Christopher, and Nathan Trent,
Aaron and Tiffany Thomas; brothers, James Trent and wife, Bernadine,
George Trent and Logan Trent; sister, Eula Jean Davis; many nieces and
nephews. The family will receive friends from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday
at Click Funeral Home. Military Honors will be conferred at 3 p.m.
Sunday conducted by VFW Post 5150 and American Legion Post 120, 70 and
256. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Concord Christian
School. Click Funeral Home, Lenoir City is in charge of arrangements.

WELLS, LILLIAN CAMPBELL - age 82 of North Knoxville, passed away
Wednesday, May 2, 2007 at St. Mary's Hospital. She was a member of
Black Oak Heights Baptist Church. Preceded in death by: her first
husband, Charles P. Campbell; grandson, Kent Elliott; daughter, Carol
Watkins; son, Jake Campbell. Survivors include: husband, Rev. Clarence
Wells; daughters, Janice and husband Bob Moore, Anna and husband
Richard Elliott; step children, Wayne Wells and wife Myra, Carolyn
Shipley and husband Jon; son-in-law, Richard Watkins; daughter-in-law,
Sarah Campbell; grandchildren, Beth Lliteras, Bobby Moore, Leslie
Griffith, Amanda Watkins, Aaron Watkins, Jake Campbell, Elaine
Campbell, Mark Wells, Kipp Shipley, Wendy York, Jamie Cash; great
grandchildren, Cheryl Conner, Taylor Moore, Savannah Moore, Brandon
York, Ashley York, Jackie York, Cathy Cash, Sarah Cash; several nieces,
nephews and other relatives. The family will receive friends from 6-8
pm Friday with the funeral service to follow at 8 pm in the
Lynnhurst-Greenwood Chapel with Rev Steve Ross officiating. Interment
11 am Saturday at Lynnhurst Cemetery. Arrangements by Lynnhurst
Greenwood Chapel of Berry Funeral Home, 2300 W. Adair Dr.

WILKERSON, EDNA WHEELER - age 81 of Lenoir City, passed away Wednesday,
May 2, 2007. She was a lifelong member of Trinity United Methodist
Church where she served the children of Trinity for over 30 years. Edna
retired from Viskase after 28 years of service and after her
retirement, continued to work at Dinner Bell in Lenoir City. She was a
Girl Scout Leader for many years. Preceded in death by: her husband,
Major Franklin Wilkerson; parents, Ethel Lyles Wheeler and Dewey
Preston Wheeler. Survived by: her children, Major Dewey Wilkerson and
wife, Toni of Jonesboro, GA, Gerald Paul Wilkerson, Rebecca Wilkerson
Boyd and husband, Tim all of Lenoir City; grandchildren, Jeremy Paul
Wilkerson, Major Arthur Wilkerson, George Franklin Wilkerson, Michael
David Wilkerson and Jonathan Patrick Boyd; great grandson, Benjamin
Paul Wilkerson; brothers and sisters, Helen Keener of Lenoir City, John
Preston Wheeler and Mary Lou of Pittsburgh, PA, Mary Evelyn Hooks of
Titusville, FL, Kenneth Wheeler and wife, Linda of Lenoir City and Joe
Wheeler and wife, Reba of LaGrange, KY; many special nieces and
nephews. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday
and from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday at Click Funeral Home. Funeral
services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Click Funeral Home
Chapel with Rev. Gary Baker officiating. Burial will follow in Lakeview
Cemetery. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Memorials may be made to
Trinity United Methodist Church Ramp Fund. The family wishes to express
their sincere appreciation to Parkwest Medical Center and Mrs.
Wilkerson's caregivers. Click Funeral Home, Lenoir City is in charge of

WRIGHT, MARY RUTH - age 81 of Lake City, Tennessee, passed away
Tuesday, May 2, 2007 at the Methodist Medical Center in Oak Ridge. She
was a member of the Longfield Baptist Church. Mary loved to take
pictures and sharing them with all of her friends and everyone she met.
She was preceded in death by: husbands, Bart LuAllen and Lawrence
Wright; parents, David and Luzetta Sharp; brothers, Paul, Robert and
Fred Sharp. Survivors: sisters, Bonnie Kelly of Clinton, TN, Martha
Tackett and husband, Virgil, of Caryville, TN; several nieces, nephews
and host of other relatives and friends. The family will receive
friends on Friday, May 4, 2007 from 6 to 8:00 pm at the Holley-Gamble
Funeral Home in Lake City with the funeral service to follow at 8:00 pm
in the chapel with the Rev. Harvey Sherlin officiating. Interment will
be Saturday, May 5th at 11:00 am at the Oak Grove Cemetery in Lake
City. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lake City Fire
Department or the Lake City Police Department. Holley-Gamble Funeral
Home in Lake City is in charge of all the arrangements.

ZIMMERMAN, CHARLES R. (CHUCK) - age 78 of Knoxville, passed away
Wednesday afternoon, May 2, 2007 at his home. Chuck was of the
protestant faith. He was a charter member and the first president of
the Eagles Club #3153 in New Port Richey, FL. Chuck was a shriner, a
member of the Kerbela Temple and Scottish Rite bodies, was a former
past president of West Knox Shrine and was a mason. Chuck was a veteran
of the US Army. He was an avid golfer and had played in many charity
events. Chuck leaves behind many golfing friends. He was preceded in
death by his wife Betty Zimmerman. Survivors: wife, Sharroan Zimmerman;
other loving family, Walt and Jeannie Walters of Knoxville; several
other family members in Florida. No memorial services are planned at
this time. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Kerbela
Temple, 315 Mimosa Avenue, SE, Knoxville, TN 37920-2140. Click Funeral
Home Farragut Chapel is serving the Zimmerman family with their

Carol Gigante
Beltsville, MD 20705

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