THORNBURG, Anne Baker
age 74, died Sunday, July 25, 2004, surrounded by family at her Knoxville home. She was born July 11, 1930, in Knoxville and attended Knoxville High School and the University of Tennessee where she was a member of Tri-Delta Sorority. She was an active member of The Church of the Good Samaritan. Her professional career included work at Lavidge & Associates and Dr. Mark H. Luck, DDS. She was preceded in death by her parents, Bill and Evelyn Baker. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Gwen and Mark Luck of Knoxville; son and daughter-in-law, Bill and Jane Vaughn of Kingsport; son, John Thornburg of Washington, D.C.; son and daughter-in-law, Jeff and Gina Thornburg of Gainesville, Fla.; grandchildren, Abby and Baker Luck and Paris Thornburg; sister and brother-in-law, Helen and Jack Dance; stepchildren, Chrissie and Ron Beck, Courtney Thornburg, Frank and Peggye Thornburg, Boyd and Ute Thornburg. A memorial service was Wednesday at the Church of the Good Samaritan with the Rev. John Flanigen and the Rev. Jay Mills officiating. Memorials may be made to the Church of the Good Samaritan, 425 N. Cedar Bluff Road, Knoxville, TN 37923, or Covenant Hospice, 3001 Lake Brook Blvd., Suite 101, Knoxville, TN 37909. The family received friends Tuesday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.
SNYDER, Dorothy King
age 84, of Knoxville, died Saturday, July 17, 2004, at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center. She was a longtime member of Holy Ghost Catholic Church. Snyder was preceded in death by husband, Lloyd D. Snyder; son, Thomas V. Snyder; mother, Bessie F. Cross; and sister, Helen King Smither. Survivors include: sisters, Josephine Butler (Mrs. William) of Karns and Fern Brewster (Mrs. Jerry) of Memphis; brothers, Thomas King of Karns (formerly of Germany) and E. Britton Cross (Judy) of Huntsville, Ala.; special niece who cared for her, Emily Hays; numerous nieces and nephews. The family and friends met at Sherwood Memorial Gardens Monday for entombment service with the Rev. Xavier Mankel officiating. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel
SIMPSON, Sarah Elizabeth McHorris
born Nov. 2, 1937, in Bristol, Va., passed away Sunday, July 18, 2004, at Vanderbilt University Hospital from Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis. She received her bachelorís degree from East Tennessee State University and her masterís degree from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Her 42-year career in education included teaching at Halls High School, the positions of language arts supervisor and director of instruction as well as service as assistant superintendent of Knox County Schools until her retirement in January 2004. She was a member of Washington Pike United Methodist Church. Simpsonís community involvement included Leadership Knoxville, American Red Cross Board, Child & Family Service Board and Project GRAD Task Force. She was preceded in death by her parents, W.C. McHorris and Sarah Portrum McHorris; and her husband, James M. (Doc) Simpson. She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Melissa (Missy) and Dan Santorum of Hilton Head Island, S.C. and Jennifer and Brooke Grehan of New Orleans, La.; grandchildren, Caroline Sarah, Allison Catherine and Michael James Santorum, Sarah Elizabeth (Ellie) and Brooke Yates Grehan Jr.; sister, Mary Ellen Orsburn of Valdosta, Ga.; brothers and sisters-in-law, William H. and Jacqueline McHorris of Memphis and Hal P. and Clara McHorris of Kingsport; sister-in-law, Margaret Simpson Price and brother-in-law, Ed Price; brothers-in-law, Joseph (Gene) and Sandy Simpson, Charles P. (Herky) and Sandy Simpson; 11 nieces and nephews; aunts, Mrs. B.H. (Betty) Robertson of Rogersville and Mrs. Carl (Isabel) Matherly of Kingsport. A funeral service was held Thursday at Washington Pike United Methodist Church with Dr. James Bailes officiating. Interment followed in Greenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers included: William and Hal McHorris, Dan Santorum, Brooke Grehan, Ed Price and Charles(Herky) Simpson. Memorials may be made to the Sarah Simpson Memorial Fund for Classroom Projects/Teach Training, Knoxville Teachers Federal Credit Union, 104 E. Fourth Ave., Knoxville, TN 37917. The family received friends Wednesday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel.
SEARCY, Daniel King
, age 83, of Knoxville, died at his home on July 21, 2004. Searcy was a native of Boaz, Ala. During World War II he flew 30 missions as a B-24 bomber pilot stationed in England. After completing his education at the University of Alabama, he was a flight instructor and commercial pilot. Afterwards, he was a businessman in Boaz for many years. Searcy was a member of the First Baptist Church of Boaz and a past master of the Boaz Masonic Lodge No. 546 F&AM. His parents, D. K. and Edith Searcy preceded him in death. Searcy is survived by his wife of 51 years, Jane Mitchell Searcy; son, Mike Mitchell Searcy of Birmingham, Ala.; daughter and son-in-law, Kate (Martha) Searcy Lucero and Andrew Lucero; grandchildren, Brenna, Connor, and Cailin Lucero all of Laramie, Wyo.; other survivors include a brother, Charles Searcy of Sylacauga, Ala., and sisters-in-law, Ann Mitchell of Knoxville and Marjorie Mitchell of St. Simons Island, Ga., and several nieces and nephews. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to Alabama Masonic Home, 3033 Vaughn Road, Montgomery, AL 36106. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike, served the Searcy family.
WYATT, Othel ďJackĒ
retired Col. U.S. Army, age 89, of Farragut, passed away on July 30, 2004, after a short illness. Col. Wyatt was born on Sept. 23, 1915, in Coleman County, Texas. He joined the army in 1933 and served in the South Pacific during World War II. He participated in campaigns in New Guinea, Luzon, the Philippines and in the Battle for Leyte Gulf. He served 31 years in the army in various positions and locations around the world., including as an advisor to the Royal Greek Army where he was decorated by King Paul, then the King of Greece. He also served in the Joint U.S. Military Advisory Group in Mali, Africa, where he served as an advisor to the U.S. ambassador. He retired from the army in 1966. His decorations include the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star, the Presidential Unit Citation and the Army Commendation Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster. After leaving the Army, Col. Wyatt owned and worked in several business enterprises in Austin, Texas, Petersburg, Va. and Chattanooga before retiring and moving to Knoxville in 1989. Wyatt was a member of the Church of Christ, Lamesa, Texas, and an endowed member of the Marfa Lodge No. 596, Marfa, Texas. He was preceded in death by his son, James Michael Wyatt; parents, Pearl Elizabeth and James R. Wyatt; brothers, J.R. Wyatt Jr. and Floyd Wyatt. He is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Shirley Boyd Wyatt; daughter-in-law, Becky Wyatt of Knoxville; son, Delbert Dee Wyatt of California; three grandchildren. Services were held in the rotunda at the Tennessee Veteranís Cemetery on Lyons View Pike at Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2004. An honor guard from Ft. Campbell, Ky., and the Volunteer State Veteran Honor Guard will render full military honors. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to the American Cancer Society. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike, is served the Wyatt family.
SLATTON, Dustin Adam
age 20, of Farragut, died early Sunday morning, July 25, in a car accident. Slatton graduated from Farragut High School in 2002 and has been employed by Bearden Home Federal for the past four years. He is survived by his parents, Mike and Diane Slatton; one brother, Griffin Slatton; two sets of grandparents, John and Joyce Emery and Floyd and Jean Slatton; several aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends. A memorial service and celebration of Dustinís life was held on Tuesday, July 27, 2004, at Farragut Church of Christ. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Caswell Boys and Girls Club, 407 Caswell Ave., Knoxville, TN 37917. Arrangements by Cremation Options, Inc.
RULE, Ruby G.
age 96, of Farragut, formerly of South Charleston, W.Va., passed away early Tuesday morning, July 27, 2004, at the Shannondale Health Care Center in Knoxville. Rule was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Rule Sr.; daughter, Jean Ann Rule. Survivors include: children, Harry Rule Jr. and wife, Mildred, of Greeneville, Marilyn Bradley and husband, Calvin Hooks, of Wilmington, N.C., Betsy Marcum and husband, Ronald, of Farragut; 14 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren. The family received friends Friday with memorial services following at noon at the Pennington Funeral Home Chapel in Gauley Bridge, W.Va., with the Rev. John Rule officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Shannondale Patient Aid Fund, 801 Vanosdale Road, Knoxville, TN 37909. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike, served the Rule family.