GILLESPIE, Margaret Slatery
age 91, of Knoxville, died Saturday, Feb. 4, 2006. She was the daughter of the late Herbert and Ada Neal Slatery. Margaret was a charter member of Sequoyah Hills Presbyterian Church, a graduate of the University of Tennessee and a member of the Chi Omega Fraternity. Margaret was a past member of the Junior League of Knoxville and a longtime member of Cherokee Country Club where she was an avid bridge player. Her garden and her home were her pride and joy. In addition to her parents, Margaret is preceded in death by: husband, William M. Gillespie; son, William M. Gillespie Jr.; sister, Mary Neal Culver. Survived by: brother and sister-in-law, Herbert and Carter Slatery; nieces, Carol Schmid and Mary Spengler; nephews, Herbert Slatery III, Charles Slatery, Hugh Slatery and Neal Culver. Memorial service was Monday at Sequoyah Hills Presbyterian Church with Dr. William R. Barron officiating. Interment was private. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to Sequoyah Hills Presbyterian Church, 3700 Keowee Ave., Knoxville, TN 37919, or to the charity of your choice. The family received friends following the memorial service in the fellowship hall at Sequoyah Hills Presbyterian Church. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. .
ENCARNACION, Eric Stone
age 16, of Knoxville passed away Wednesday morning, Feb. 1, 2006. Eric was a junior at Webb School of Knoxville where he was a member of the Webb Baseball Team and the Robotics Team. Eric was also active in community service at East Tennessee Children’s Hospital. Eric attended Cokesbury United Methodist Church and participated in REACH. He was a loving son and brother who will be greatly missed. He is survived by his parents, Amy and Bernard Encarnacion; brother, Alex; grandparents, Debbie Lowe of Athens, Ohio, Rich and Teresa Price of Jupiter, Fla., Valeria and Herb Batson of Nellysford, Va., Bernard Encarnacion Sr. of Chadds Ford, Pa.; several aunts and uncles. The family received friends Friday at the Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel and Saturday at Cokesbury United Methodist Church. A Celebration of Life followed with Dr. Steve Sallee and the Rev. Stephen DeFur officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Children’s Rehab Center Memorial Fund to honor Eric Encarnacion. Please make checks payable to E. TN. Children’s Hospital, P.O. Box 15010, Knoxville, TN 37901 or to the Eric Encarnacion Memorial Fund at Webb School of Knoxville, 9800 Webb School Lane, Knoxville, TN 37923. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike, served the Encarnacion family.
CARLESTON, Jennifer Lynn (Jenny)
age 26, died suddenly Saturday morning, Jan. 28, 2006, in Wilmington, N.C. Formerly of Knoxville, she was a 1998 graduate of West High School where she was voted “Most Spirited” by her senior class. Jenny was living in Wilmington working as a sales representative. She was a member of Middlebrook Pike United Methodist Church. She was blessed with a beautiful voice and smile, and she loved to sing. Her survivors include her parents, Lee and Joy Carleston of Knoxville; brother, John Carleston of Austin, Texas; grandparents, Milton and Helen Carleston of San Antonio, Texas, the Rev. Robert and Marjorie Webb of Chattanooga; aunts and uncles, Deborah and Frank Wedick of Raleigh, N.C., Bart and Kathy Webb of Brownsville, Texas, Carol and Ken Morgan, Paul and Kim Carleston, Bill and Marcia Carleston, all of San Antonio, Laurie and Bill Carleston of Austin; special cousins, Nicole Wedick, Katrina Webb, Diane and Michael Morgan, Krystal, Rachel, Brooklyn, and Lindsay Carleston, and Riley Ross. She also leaves her dog and cat, Houston and Stella. The family received friends Wednesday at Middlebrook Pike United Methodist Church followed by the funeral service with the Rev. Will Cantrell and the Rev. Nathan Malone officiating. Family and friends met at Edgewood Cemetery Thursday for interment service. The family requests that memorials be made to the Humane Society of the Tennessee Valley, P.O. Box 9479, Knoxville, TN 37940, or to Middlebrook Pike UMC, 7243 Middlebrook Pike, Knoxville, TN 37909. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. .
CALL, Ralph Theodore (Ted)
age 87, of Farragut, formerly of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, Jan.30, 2006. Ted was born in Chattanooga and graduated from Hixson High School. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He retired from Combustion Engineering of Chattanooga. He was a member of Concord United Methodist Church for the past six years and was formerly a member of Hixson First Baptist Church for over 70 years. Preceded in death by: son, Ralph T. Call Jr.; sisters, Bonnie Louise Call and Helen Call Liner. Survived by: wife of 65 years, Alice Phillips Call; son and daughter-in-law, Harry M. and Teresa Tripp Call of Farragut; daughter and son-in-law, Carol Call Stone and Frank D. Stone of Sterling, Va., five grandchildren, Thomas M. Call, Melanie A. Stone, Melissa A. Stone, Ashley Call Wilbanks and Amy Stone Williams; one great-granddaughter, Kaley Grace Call; sisters: Della Call Short of Dayton, Frances Call Williams of Dalton, Ga., and Edith Call Hagen of Bay St. Louis, Miss.; several nieces and nephews. The family received friends on Thursday at Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike. Funeral service followed with the Rev. Catherine Nance officiating. Graveside services for family and Chattanooga friends were held Friday at Chattanooga National Cemetery, 1200 Bailey Avenue, Chattanooga. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Concord United Methodist Church Building Fund, 11020 Roane Drive, Farragut, TN 37934. .
SHAFFER, Rita G.
age 78, of Knoxville, passed away Tuesday morning, Feb.1, 2006, at Parkwest Medical Center. Rita was of the Catholic faith. She was an avid lapidarist/rockhound and a computer hobbyist. Survived by: husband of 45 years, Gene Shaffer; son and daughter-in-law, Brett and Teresa Shaffer of Farragut; grandchildren, Rebecca, Brandon and Patrick; sister, Carmella Philie of Leominster, Mass.; several nieces and nephews. The family received friends Friday at the Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel. A mass was held Saturday at St. John Neumann Catholic Church with the Rev. John Dowling officiating. Memorials may be made to St. John Neuman School for Special Needs, 625 St. John Court, Knoxville, TN 37934. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike, is serving the Shaffer family. .
GITHENS, James A.
age 71, of Knoxville, passed away Tuesday, Jan.31, 2006, at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center. He was a member of Middlebrook Pike Baptist Church and a U.S. Air Force veteran. Preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Githens, and parents, Mamye and Val Githens. Survived by: daughters, Debbie Githens and Carol Sutton; son, Mike Githens; five grandchildren; sister, Wilma Gibson; niece, Valerie Mitchell. Family and friends left Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel Friday and proceeded to Lynnhurst Cemetery for graveside service with the Rev. George Gilbert officating. The family received friends Thursday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel.
WESTENHAVER, Dr. Kenneth Earl Jr.
age 64, of Farragut passed away Monday morning, May 1, 2006, at his home. Kenneth was a member of First Farragut United Methodist Church. He was president of Coordinated Health Care Services. Ken was active in his community, loved the water and was a certified scuba diver. He was preceded in death by his son, Wes and grandson, Taylor Blake Whitehead; parents, Mary Alice Cosgrove Westenhaver and Kenneth Earl Westenhaver Sr. Survivors: wife of 19 years, Judy H. Westenhaver; son and daughter-in-law, Bradley and Maleah Westenhaver of Lenoir City; daughters and son-in-law, Angela Westenhaver of VA, Anita and Greg Whitehead of Knoxville; grandchildren, Jacob Bowling, Jackson Westenhaver, Tanner Burchfield, Sarah Ann Hines Westenhaver; sister, Mary Kay Hollingsworth of Ft. Worth, TX, Janet Swiftbird of CA; several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 5 to 6:45 p.m. Thursday followed by a Celebration of Life at 7 p.m. with the Rev. Richard Edwards officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Farragut United Methodist Church, 12733 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37934 or American Cancer Society, 871 Weisgarber Road, Knoxville, TN 37909. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike, is serving the Westenhaver family.