CHRISTENBERRY, Elizabeth Chambers
age 84, died Thursday July 29, 2004, at her Knoxville home. She was a member of St. John’s Episcopal Cathedral. She attended the University of Tennessee, where she was a member of Alpha Omicron Pi sorority. Christenberry was also a member of the Junior League, member, past president, and recipient of the Van Gilder Award of the Knoxville Garden Club, member and past president of the Town and Country Garden Club, Girls Cotillion, 9 O’ Clock Cotillion, and founding member of “Cat and Fiddle.” Christenberry was the first chairwoman of The Dogwood Ball. She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Dr. H.E. Christenberry Jr. of Knoxville; daughter, Betsy Holleman of Chevy Chase, Md.; sons and daughters-in-laws, H.E. “Chris” and Lin Christenberry, Dr. Harry Christenberry of Knoxville, J. Michael and Harrington Christenberry of New York; grandchildren, Vernon Holleman III and wife, Tina, Elizabeth Brown and husband, Ben, Anna Ottaviano and husband, Keith, Catherine Christenberry, Lily Holleman, Mary and Beth Christenberry; four great-grandchildren, Vernon Holleman IV, Schuyler Holleman, Karina Ottaviano and Mason Holleman, Following a private interment, there was a memorial service at St. John’s Episcopal Cathedral Saturday with The Very Rev. John C. Ross officiating. The family requests that memorials be made to St. John’s Cathedral, P.O. Box 153, Knoxville, TN 37901. The family received friends following the service in the Great Hall of St. John’s Cathedral. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel
CARROLL, Charles T.
age 93, of Farragut, passed away early Tuesday morning, July 27, 2004, at Brakebill Nursing Home. Carroll was born and raised in Provo, Utah, Jan. 26, 1911. He was a graduate of the University of Utah earning a Bachelor of Science degree. Carroll served in the U.S. Navy from 1934 to 1938 aboard the USS Nevada. At the time of his retirement, he was a department manager at Hughes Aircraft Company in Culver City, Calif. He is survived by his companion, Gertrude Olds of Farragut. No services are planned and memorials may be made to the Knoxville Museum of Art. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike, served the family of Charles Carroll.
BONNYMAN, George Gordon
age 84, of Knoxville, died after a lengthy illness, Friday, July 30, 2004. He was born in Knoxville and graduated from Princeton University. Bonnyman served as battery commander pack artillery in World War II with Merrill’s Marauders in China/Burma/ India theatre. He was awarded the Silver Star, Bronze Star with Cluster, Purple Heart, Combat Infantry Medal, Presidential Unit Citation and Chinese Medal of Merit. He served as president of Blue Diamond Coal Co. and director of the National Coal Association. He was preceded in death by his parents, Alexander and Frances Berry Bonnyman. He is survived by his wife, Isabel Ashe Bonnyman; daughters, Isabel Stanley and husband, Brooke, of Johnson City, Anne Bonnyman of Wilmington, Del.; sons, Gordon Bonnyman Jr. and wife, Claudia, of Nashville, Alexander Bonnyman and wife, Jean, of Rome, Ga., Brian Bonnyman and wife, Jean, of Knoxville; grandchildren, Fran and Brooke Stanley Jr., Anne Stanley Todd, Houston Bonnyman, Gordon, John, Alex Lippincott, Edward, Norman and Isabel Bonnyman, Claire and Helen Bonnyman; great-grandchildren, Forest and Morgan Todd, Isabel and Caleb Stanley-Kemler. A funeral liturgy was celebrated Tuesday at Sacred Heart Cathedral with the Rev. T. Allen Humbrecht officiating. Interment followed in Highland Memorial Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Sacred Heart Cathedral School, 711 Northshore Dr., Knoxville, TN 37919, or Interfaith Health Clinic, 315 Gill Ave., Knoxville, TN 37917. The family received friends Monday following a Christian prayer service at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.
BODIE, Alene Hughen
age 94, of Knoxville, formerly of Pensacola, Fla., died late Monday, July 26, 2004, at Shannondale Health Care Center. She was preceded in death by her husband, Homer Lee Bodie; and her sons, Aaron and Billy Bodie. Her survivors include: her sons, Harold and Jerry Bodie of Knoxville; daughters, June Mackey of Pensacola, Joyce Digmon of Prattville, Ala., Pat Spencer, Marilyn Moore and husband, Charlie, all of Knoxville; grandchildren, Jerry Bodie and wife, Ann, Ken Bodie and wife, Lisa, Larry Bodie and wife, Mitzi, Dr. Stephanie Carroll and husband, Cary, Jack Simmons and wife, Sandy, and Lisa Simmons, all of Knoxville, David, Gary, Billy and Kim Mackey and Mike Digmon, all of Pensacola, Sue Burdette and husband, Ronnie, of Millbrook, Ala., Jane Powell and husband, Jay, of Elmore, Ala.; 22 great-grandchildren, 10 great-great-grandchildren; and sister-in-law, Olean Hughen of Pensacola. A funeral service was held Friday at Lewis Funeral Home in Milton, Fla. Local arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.
BLAINE, Robert Allen (Len) Jr.
born Nov. 4, 1969, in Knoxville, passed away July 27, 2004, at Parkwest Medical Center after a long and brave battle with leukemia. Blaine graduated from Oak Ridge High School in 1987. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Tennessee in sociology in 1995 and a Juris Doctorate from Samford University, Cumberland School of Law in 2003. Blaine was a former police officer with the Oak Ridge Police Department. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Etheridge Roach; paternal grandparents, John and June Blaine; uncles, Larry and David Roach; and cousin, Cary Ragan. He is survived by his loving wife, Janna Blaine; mother, Mary Katherine Roach Franklin; father, maternal grandmother, Martha (Mimi) Roach; mother-in-law, Kay Rodgers; father-in-law, John C. Rodgers, M.D.; brother-in-law, Shawn Rodgers; beloved aunts, Karen Ragan and Jennifer Roach; uncle, Carl Ragan; cousins, Misty Wynn and Ashley Hughey; and many other special family members; special friends, Michael Rooney, Patrick Dodge, Brian Perry, Robert Brooks and Charlie Daniel Jr. Special thank you to the nurses at 4 West, Cancer Care of East Tennessee, oncology staff, Frank Gunson and the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the Lymphoma and Leukemia Society, or to the Fred Hutchison Cancer Research Center, for the Pete Gross House, P.O. Box 19024, J5-200, Seattle, WA 98109-1024. A memorial service was held Friday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel with the Rev. Jerry Dean Ward Jr. officiating. The family received friends following the service. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.
WALKER, Hazel Marie Keyes
age 84, of Knoxville, formerly of Ferriday, La., died Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2004, at the home of her daughter and son-in-law where she has lived for the past eight years. She was a member of Central Baptist Church of Bearden and former member of First Baptist Church of Ferriday, La. Walker was a dedicated homemaker who had a great love for her children, grandchildren and her great-grandson, as well as her extended family. Walker was born in Tensas Parish, La., and lived most of her life in Ferriday until her move to Knoxville to be with her children and grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Willis Walker and her son, Bill Walker. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Sandy and Dr. Larry Fields; grandsons, Dr. Michael Fields and John Fields; granddaughter-in-law, Leslie Fields and her great-grandson, Jake Fields, all of Knoxville. Walker is also survived by her sister, Vera Huff of Ferriday and numerous nieces and nephews. The family received friends Sunday followed by a funeral service at Young’s Funeral Home, Ferriday. Interment followed at Natchez Cemetery in Natchez, Miss. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be sent to the Special Fund of Central Baptist Church, Bearden 6300 Deane Hill Dr., Knoxville, TN 37919, or to First Baptist Church of Ferriday for Missions. Local arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.
RUSSELL, Clara Cannon
age 77, of the Karns passed away Thursday morning, Sept. 30, 2004, at her home on Emory Road. Russell was a former member of the Solway Church of God. She loved to fish and play poker with her friends. Russell was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Russell; son, David Russell; parents, Ed and Augusta Newcombe Cannon; sisters, Rosella Cannon and Frances Russell Raby; brother, Frank Cannon; half brothers, Bill Dunaway, George Barger. Survivors include: daughter, Pam Ragan of Knoxville; grandchildren, Dianna Worsham and husband Kelly, Patrick Ragan and wife Rene, Bridget Russell and Nicholas Russell; great-grandchildren, Cody and Allen Worsham and Athena Ragan; sister, Carrie Riddle and husband, Howard of Mississippi; several nieces and nephews; special poker players, Harold and Sandy Russell, Dot Bernander and Peggy Reynolds. Deceased players, Harold Russell, David Russell, Bobby Boles and Johnny Wilson. The family received friends Sunday followed by funeral services at the Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel with the Rev. A. J. Crawford officiating. Family and friends gathered Monday at Solway Church of God Cemetery for graveside services. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike, served the Russell family.