KERLEY, Chadwick Lee
KERLEY, Chadwick Lee (Chad), age 24, of Knoxville passed away Saturday, Sept. 27, 2003. Kerley attended First Baptist Church Concord. He served with the 82nd Airborne Division of the U S Army. He was a graduate of Farragut High School. Survivors: wife, Chrystal Kerley; son, Brayden Chance Kerley; stepsons, Josh and Devyn; loving parents, Dan and Annette Bowman , David Kerley; sisters, Whitney Bowman Rogers, Beth Kerley and Kara Kerley; grandparents, Carl and Helen Taylor, Katherine Kerley, the Rev. and Mrs. Kenneth Bowman; niece, Danielle Rogers, all of Knoxville; many loving uncles, aunts, cousins and friends. The family received friends Tuesday in the Chapel of First Baptist Concord followed by funeral services at 8 p.m. with Dr. Doug Sager officiating. Family and friends gathered Wednesday at Pleasant Forest Cemetery for graveside services with full military honors conferred by the East Tennessee Veteran’s Honor Guard. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel 11915 Kingston Pike is served the family of Chad Kerley.
WILLIAMS, Zelma Ruth
WILLIAMS, Zelma Ruth, age 82, of North Knoxville, died Monday, Feb. 16, 2004, following a brief illness. She was a longtime member of Lonsdale Baptist Church and more recently a member of First Baptist Church of Knoxville. A 1940 graduate of Rule High School, Williams worked until her retirement in the Knox County Schools where she served as administrative secretary to three superintendents. Following her retirement, she worked at the Mountain View Hotel during the summer and as a greeter/hostess at Ye Olde Steak House. She loved the Smokies and particularly Cades Cove. She was preceded in death by her parents, Herman F. (Jack) and Janie Sharp; brothers, Floyd Sharp Jr. and Robert L. Sharp; and her husband, John W. Williams Sr. She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Jack E. and Carolyn Williams of Knoxville, John W. Jr. and Peggy Williams of Lenoir City; brother and sister-in-law, Frank and Diane Sharp of Knoxville; sister-in-law, Lola Sharp of Knoxville; grandchildren, Jack E. Williams Jr. and wife, Hayli, of Knoxville, Jennifer Meredith and husband, Dr. Randy, of Augusta, Ga., John Williams III and wife, Crystal, of Knoxville, Vicki Blair of Knoxville, T.J. Franks and wife, Scotty, of Lenoir City; great-grandchildren, Hannah, Addie and Avery Meredith of Augusta, Ga., Blake and Lexi Williams of Knoxville, Courtney Williams of Knoxville, Kelly and Emily Franks of Lenoir City, A.J. and Drew Blair of Knoxville; and several nieces and nephews. The family would like to express special thanks to the staff and friends at Lakebrook Assisted Living Facility. A funeral service was Wednesday, Feb. 18, at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel with the Rev. Tom Everett officiating. Family and friends will meet at Lynnhurst Cemetery Thursday, Feb. 19, for an 11:00 A.M. interment service. Memorials may be made to Friends of the Smokies, 130 W. Bruce St., Sevierville, TN 37862. The family received friends Wednesday, Feb. 18, at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel.
WELLS, Sherrod Parker
WELLS, Sherrod Parker, age 85, of Knoxville, entered into the full presence of God, Saturday, Feb. 14, 2004. He was a beloved and devoted father and grandfather and a loving husband. Born Sept.13, 1918, in Rocky Mount, N.C., he attended the University of North Carolina and graduated from North Carolina State University in 1942 with a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering. While at N.C. State, he was a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and the ROTC. After graduation, Wells moved to Knoxville to work for the Tennessee Valley Authority as a civil engineer. In 1942, he was called to serve his country in the U.S. Army during World War II as a Technical Sergeant in the Headquarter and Service Company, 179 Engineer Battalion, 1107th Engineering Group. He served in campaigns in Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland, Ardennes and Central Europe. After his honorable discharge in 1945, he returned to work for TVA, retiring in 1981 after 39 years as a civil engineer. He married his beloved wife, Iris Beverly Chesney, Aug. 6, 1948. He was a charter member of Eastminster Presbyterian Church, where he was longtime treasurer and superintendent of Sunday school. Wells was a former member of the Knoxville Optimist Club and the American Society of Civil Engineers. He was preceded in death by his parents, John Jackson Wells and Frances Pauline Burnett Wells; and sisters, Joyce Wells and Marie Wells France. Wells is survived by his wife of 55 years, Iris Chesney Wells; daughter and son-in-law, Joyce Wells Russell and Gerald L. Russell; daughter, Jane Marie Wells; grandsons, Jonathan Andrew Russell and Steven Parker Russell; brother and sister-in-law, John J. and Dot Wells of Rocky Mount, N.C.; brother, Alton W. Wells of Raleigh, N.C.; brother-in-law, John W. France of Rawlins, Wyo.; sister-in-law, Betty Chesney Sayne of Knoxville; and several nieces and nephews. The family would like to extend a special thanks to Dr. John Cooper, Dr. Gregory LeMense, Dr. Matthew McCarty and caregivers, Jackie Holland and Donna Morgan for their compassionate care. Funeral service was Monday, Feb. 16, at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel with the Rev. Vernon Holstad officiating. Interment followed at Highland Memorial Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church, 9132 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37923, or Bon View Baptist Church, 900 Belleaire Ave., Knoxville, TN 37921. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.
VOIGT, Eileen Cruz
NEELY, Estelle Laura, age 83, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2004, at her Knoxville home. She was a member of the former Euclid Avenue Baptist Church and the Volta Vita Sunday school class. Survivors include: Husband of 59 years Calvin Neely of Neely Produce; son and daughter-in-law, Ed and Paulette Neely; grandchildren, Demetria Neely of Knoxville, J.C. and wife Katie Neely of Atlanta, Kristin Neely of Knoxville; sister, Marie Siela of Indiana; brother, J.L. Johnson of Harriman; special niece and caregiver, Brenda Jordon; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service is 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 19, at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel with the Rev. Leland Lyon officiating. Family and friends will meet at the West Adair Entrance to Lynnhurst Cemetery at 10:45 a.m. Friday, Feb. 20, for interment at 11 a.m. Memorials may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, P.O. Box 10088 Knoxville, TN 37939. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 19, at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel.
VOIGT, Eileen Cruz, of Farragut died on Feb. 10, 2004, at her home after a brief illness. Voigt was a member of First Farragut United Methodist Church. She was a devoted wife and mother and servant of the Lord. Voigt was preceded in death by her husband, Heinz Voigt; and daughter, Melissa Voigt-Smith. Survivors include: daughter, Suzann Voigt of Farragut; grandsons, Christopher Smith in the U.S. Air Force and Joel Voigt Smith of Alabama; sister, Priscilla Shea of Farragut, and several nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to First Farragut United Methodist Church Building Fund, 12733 Kingston Pike, Farragut, TN 37922. Click Funeral Home served the family of Eileen Voigt.
JEANSONNE, Nicholas Elliott
JEANSONNE, Nicholas Elliott, born Feb. 11, 2004, passed away Feb. 15, 2004, at St Mary’s Medical Center. Preceded in death by great-grandfather, Leonard Garcar; great-grandmothers, Mary Haberkorn and Eura Jeansonne; uncle, Kevin Swabe. He is survived by proud and loving parents, Jason and Carmen Jeansonne; grandparents, Ginny and Jim Jeansonne, Karen and Greg Swabe; great-grandparents, Evelyn Collopy, Robert and Phyllis Swabe; aunts and uncles, Drew Jeansonne, Kelly Clemmer and husband Jason, Kristen Swabe, Gretchen Swabe. A funeral mass was Wednesday, Feb. 18, at All Saints Catholic Church with the Rev. Chris Michelson and the Rev. Michael Woods officiating. Entombment will follow in Highland Memorial Cemetery. Pallbearers were Jim Jeansonne, Greg Swabe, Robert Swabe and Drew Jeansonne. Special thanks to the nurses in the Neo-Natal Intensive Care Unit at St Mary’s. Special thanks to the nurses and staff at the Women’s Pavilion at St Mary’s and to Dr. Suvarna. In Lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Mary’s Foundation for the Neo-Natal Intensive Care Unit, 900 E. Oak Hill Ave., Knoxville, TN 37917. The family received friends Tuesday, Feb. 17, at All Saints Catholic Church with a vigil service. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel.
HEIL, Mildred Carline Henderson (Millie)
HEIL, Mildred Carline Henderson (Millie), age 72, of Knoxville, passed away peacefully Feb. 10, 2004, at NHC Healthcare, Farragut. Born and raised in Old Hickory, Henderson was selected to attend both Volunteer Girls’ State and Volunteer Girls’ Nation in 1947. She completed a two-year course of studies at the Ward-Belmont School (Nashville) in 1950 and attained a Bachelor of Science in commerce from the University of Kentucky in 1953. General Electric Corp. hired her as one of only a handful of female computer programmers in Louisville, Ky., where she also married her husband in 1957. As an accomplished enamelist, Heil was a member of the Foothills Craft Guild and the Southern Highland Craft Guild. In later years, she developed a talent for decorative and folk-art painting and was a member of the Rocky Top Decorative Painters. Preceded in death by her devoted husband of 23 years, Stuart Votteler Heil (1981); and her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Carl F. Henderson Sr. She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Sue Ellen and David R. Kincer, and Grace and David Ingram, all of Knoxville; three loving grandsons, Joe Kincer, and Jake and Alex Ingram, all of Knoxville; brother and sister-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Carl F. Henderson Jr., of Old Hickory; and nieces and nephews, all of Old Hickory and Nashville. The family received friends Friday, Feb. 13, at Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, with a service following in the Chapel at with the Rev. Catherine Clark Nance, Concord United Methodist Church, officiating. Graveside services and interment were Saturday, Feb. 14, at Highland Memorial Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, or the American Diabetes Association. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike, served the Heil family.
GOODMAN, Thomas G.
GOODMAN, Thomas G., age 76, of Knoxville passed away Sunday, Feb. 1, 2004, at Fort Sanders Regional Hospital. Goodman was a retired lieutenant with the Knoxville Police Department, a veteran of World War II and the Korean War. He was preceded in death by his parents, Eva and Garrett Goodman; brothers and sister-in-law, Jimmy Goodman, Frank and Nancy Goodman. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Mary Dial Goodman; daughter, Cindy Goodman; and several nieces and nephews. Family and friends met at Lynnhurst Cemetery Wednesday, Feb. 18, for Graveside Service with KPD Chaplain Dr. Alan Smith officiating and special music by bagpiper, Bob Pennington. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the Oncology Department at Children’s Hospital, or to any favorite charity. The family received friends Tuesday, Feb. 17, at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel.