Vann, Billy Michael Mickey, age 65, of Maryville, formerly of Lenoir City, passed away Saturday, September 30, 2006 at Blount Memorial Hospital. He was preceded in death by mother, Margie Miller; father, Bill Vann and sister, Donna Nichols. Survived by brother and sister-in-law, Douglas Buddy and Jacque Hines of Lenoir City; sister, Ann Green of Maryville; several nieces, nephews and cousins. The family will receive friends from 12 noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday at Click Funeral Home, Lenoir City or friends may call at their convenience. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Lakeview Cemetery with Rev. Adrian Jones officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hope for Today (Cancer Support Group), Piney Grove Baptist Church, 536 Blockhouse Road, Maryville, TN 37803. Click Funeral Home, Lenoir City is serving the family of Billy M. Mickey Vann.
Schrimpsher- Larry Evert (Scrunch), age 58, of Lenoir City, formerly of the Dogwood Community in Roane County, passed away Saturday, September 1, 2007, at his home after a very courageous battle with cancer. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War serving with the United States Army where he was awarded the Bronze Star. Larry was of the Baptist faith and was a retired employee of Wamplers Farm Sausage. Preceded in death by his parents, Bolden and Helen Schrimpsher; niece, Cayla Jo Babb; brother-in-law, Billy R. Babb. Larry is survived by his devoted wife of 35 years, Sandra (Punk) Babb Schrimpsher; daughters, Melinda Schrimpsher and Amy (Jason) Hackworth; son, Adam Schrimpsher and fiancee, Kelly Proffitt; grandchildren: Lane, Zac, Sierra, Brianna, Andrew and Gabriel; sisters, Linda (Martin) Thomas of Kingston, Jeanette (Wayne) Cornett of Lenoir City; adopted son, Brad (Terri) Nelson of Oakdale; special and very caring niece, Jennifer Smith along with many other aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins; extended family: Buddy Babb, James and Patsy Babb, Charles and Joann Babb, Pat and Mike Lance, Harvey Babb all of Lenoir City, Wanda Furlong and Bobby Bracken of Bowling Green, KY; Jo (Mammaw) Bohanan of Lenoir City. Larry was surrounded by very special friends: Sam and Eva Harvey, Mike Davis, Jerry and Ruthann Winkle and the Scrunch Bunch. Larry loved and was loved by so many people who will miss him beyond words. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Monday, September 3 at Click Funeral Home in Lenoir City. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Click Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Gary Breazeale and Rev. Richard Turbeville officiating. Interment will follow in the Abbott Cemetery. Click Funeral Home in Lenoir City is in charge of arrangements.
Burwell Franklin (Frank) Kilby, age 55, of Lenoir City, passed away Monday, September 3, 2007. Frank was of the Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by his father, Andrew Jackson Kilby; mother, Irene White Kilby Runyan; brothers, Jay Will Kilby, Jackie Ray Kilby, Sr. and Kenneth Paul Kilby and sister, Shirley Kilby Roach. Frank is survived by his wife, Paula Gobble Kilby; son, James Glenn and wife, Maria of Knoxville; stepdaughter, Ariel Booher of Bristol, TN; grandchildren, Kelsey, Christian and Cameron Glenn; brother, Bobby Joe Kilby of Lenoir City; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Samuel and Libby Botts several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday with funeral services to follow at 8 p.m. in the Click Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Joey Wheat and Rev. Jimmy Pellom officiating. Family and friends will gather by 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home and proceed to Lenoir City Cemetery for graveside services at 11 a.m. Click Funeral Home, 109 Walnut Street, Lenoir City is serving the Kilby family.
Mildred L. Reno Purdy, age 90, of Lenoir City, passed away Monday, September 3, 2007. She was a member of Central United Methodist Church. Mildred was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was a member of the Home Demonstration Club, General Federated Women's Club and the Clionian Club. Mildred was Miss Lenoir City in 1939 and was a former First Lady of Loudon County. She was a well known local artist and a member of Tennessee Artists. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gillus Purdy; daughter, Sharon Purdy; parents, Charles and Gertrude Quillen Reno. Mildred is survived by her children, Richard Purdy and wife, Debbie, Mary Jane Raymer and husband, Doug, David Purdy and wife, Debby; grandchildren, Jennifer Benson and husband, Jake, Amanda Wagner and husband, David, Ben Denton and wife, Hayley, Mary Beth Wilson and husband, Mike, Sarah Jane Raymer, Graham and Courtney Purdy; great grandchildren, Claire and Cameron Benson and MacKenzie, Will and Zac Wagner; sister, Ruby Hartsook along with several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday with funeral services to follow at 7 p.m. in the Click Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ron Fisher officiating. Family and friends will gather at 10 a.m. Friday in Loudon County Memorial Gardens for graveside services. Serving as honorary pallbearers: Jack Hill, Edwin Blackburn, Howard Cusick, Joel Malone, Charles Brakebill, Charles Bone and Bill Ghormley. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Central United Methodist Church, 301 Hickory Creek Road, Lenoir City, TN 37771 or the Alzheimer's Association, P. O. Box 10088, Knoxville, TN 37939-9910. Click Funeral Home, 109 Walnut Street, Lenoir City is serving the Purdy family.
Garland Rodgers, age 87, of Whiting, IN, formerly of Lenoir City, passed away on September 1, 2007. Garland was an Army veteran of W W II. He retired from Inland Steel in 1981 with 32 years of service. He was a member of the American Legion, VFW and 25 year Club of Inland. Garland loved fishing and hunting, being with family and grandchildren, he was a good father, and a loving husband. He was a dedicated fan of Wrestling and the Chicago Cubs. Garland was preceded in death by parents; brother, Kenny Rodgers and sister, Henrietta Rodgers McKee. He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Edna Jean Plemons Rodgers; children, Martha Jane Drewniak and husband, Jim, Richard Harold Rodgers and wife, Kim of Whiting, IN, James Edward Rodgers and wife, Cindy of Highland, IN; grandchildren: Rachel and Sarah Rodgers of Whiting, IN, Christopher Swinford of Highland, IN, Eric and Scott Drewniak of Whiting, IN; brothers, Bill Rodgers, James Rodgers and wife, Maude, Lawrence Rodgers all of Lenoir City; sisters-in-law, Lil Atteberry, Ruth Cooper, Margie O'Connor and Wanda Rodgers; brothers-in-law, Arvine Plemons and wife, Shirley, Howard Plemons and wife, Imogene, Frank Plemons and wife, Joyce, James Plemons and wife, Pauline all of Whiting, IN; many loving nieces, nephews and good friends. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Click Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday in the Click Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in the Lakeview Cemetery with military honors conferred by the Loudon County Veteran's Honor Guard. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Hospice House of the Calumer Area, Riley House, or to the family. Click Funeral Home, 109 Walnut Street, Lenoir City is serving the Rodgers family.
Charles Edwin Harron, age 75, of Farragut, TN, formerly of Bel Air, MD, suddenly went to be with his Lord Wednesday afternoon, September 5, 2007. Charles was a member of First Baptist Church Concord. He was retired from NABISCO Brands in Baltimore, MD after almost 30 years of service. Charles was known for his athletic abilities in many sports. He was also an avid Southern Gospel music fan. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. Charles is survived by his wife of 53 years, Erma Stumpf Harron; daughters, Patty Tart of Abingdon, MD, Janet Springer and husband Philip (Len) of Savannah, GA; grandchildren, Christopher Tart and wife Amy, Matthew Tart and wife Nicole, Jonathan Tart, Michael (Todd) LaCotti; great grandchildren, Faith, Noah and Levi Tart, Conner and Evan Tart; brothers, Dennis J. Harron of Columbus, GA and Frank Harron of Bethesda, MD. The family will receive friends from 5 to 6:45 p.m. Friday at the Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel followed by a Celebration of Life at 7 p.m. with Rev. Steve Peek officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church Concord Bldg. Fund, 11704 Kingston Pike, Farragut, TN 37934. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike is serving the Harron family.
Reiko Tajima Jenkins, (January 11, 1930 - September 4, 2007), age 77, a resident of Hammond-Henry Skilled Care Unit, formerly of Tampa and Zephyrhills, FL passed away Tuesday, September 4, 2007 at the unit. Per her request cremation rites have been accorded and there will be no visitation. Graveside services will be at 2:00 p.m. at Cave Creek Cemetery, Kingston, TN. Clicks Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements. Reiko was born on January 11, 1930 in Tokyo Japan the daughter of Reuko (Okawa) and Katachi Tajima. She was united in marriage to James Cecil Jenkins in Tokyo on April 12, 1961; he passed away August 14, 1982. Reiko leaves behind a son and daughter-in-law Eddie and Denise Jenkins, Tampa, FL, a daughter and son-in-law Lisa and Ron Farrell, Geneseo, IL, and the lights of her life, her granddaughters Allison & Ashley Farrell, Geneseo, One Brother Yoshiaki Tajima, Tokyo Japan, and two sisters-in-law Frankie Schrimspher, Kingston and Gladys Farmer, Calhoun. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, two brothers and three sisters. Special thanks to all the nurses in the Skilled Care Unit at Hammond-Henry Hospital and to friends at Ramblewood in Zephyrhills for all the cards and letters. It has been greatly appreciated.
Conner, Billy Paul, age 70, of Lenoir City, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, September 6, 2007. He was a member of First Baptist Church Lenoir City where he sang in the choir and was usher for many years. Bill was a loving, husband, father and grandfather. He retired from Lenoir City Utility Board in 1994 after 34 years service and was a member of Local IBEW and NEBF. Bill was a member of the Lenoir City Volunteer Fire Department for many years. He was preceded in death by his father, Marshall Conner. Bill is survived by his wife of 51 years, Joyce (Jo) Shubert Conner; son and daughter-in-law, Donnie and Marlene Conner of Loudon; daughter and son-in-law, Tammy and Howard Cusick of Lenoir City; grandsons, Josh Conner, Ty Cusick and Bryce Cusick; mother, Frances Conner; brother, Eddie Conner; mother-in-law, Frances Shubert; special extended family, Chelsea Weaver and Rachel Cook. A special thanks to Adventa Hospice for all their care. The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. Sunday with funeral services to follow at 8:00 p.m. in the Click Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Dick DeMerchant and Dr. C. E. Jackson III officiating. Family and friends will gather at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the funeral home and proceed to Lakeview Cemetery for graveside services at 11 a.m. Serving as pallbearers: Donnie Conner, Howard Cusick, Josh Conner, Ty Cusick, Bryce Cusick and Charles Kizer. Serving as honorary pallbearers: Fellowship Sunday School Class, Gib Williams, Bill Cusick, James Bryant, Freddie Nelson and Bobby Johnson. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church Building Fund, 2085 Simpson Road, Lenoir City, TN 37772 or Dixie Lee Baptist Church Building Fund, 14650 Old Stage Road, Lenoir City, TN 37772. Click Funeral Home, Lenoir City is serving the Conner family.
Thomas G. Davis, age 80, of Knoxville formerly of Chattanooga passed away Friday morning, September 7, 2007 at Hillcrest West Nursing Home. Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Monday in the Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel with Dr. G. Steven Sallee officiating. Graveside services and interment will be held at 3 p.m. Monday at Chattanooga Memorial Park in Chattanooga. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike is serving the family of Thomas Davis.
Pushpa Kasabia, age 54, of Farragut passed away Thursday afternoon, September 6, 2007. Pushpa was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and daughter. She was an amazing woman with great qualities which will be cherished. She will be missed dearly and will not be forgotten. She loved to do gardening and cooking. Pushpa is survived by her husband of 37 years, Amritlal Kasabia; sons and daughters-in-law, Devesh, wife Dimpal and their son, Parin, Vishal and wife Karishma, Tejesh and Nilesh; mother, Dahiben; sister, Jashuben Mistry; brothers, Naresh and wife Savita, Harshad and wife Dipika, Jayesh and wife Sadhana; nephews and nieces, Kirti Minesh Daya, Tejal, Ronak, Karan, Nisha, Sahil, Mitul, Dipal, Sonam and Siya; sisters-in-law, Tara, Niru, Kusum and Kokila and their families. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, September 8 at the Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel. The family of Pushpa Kasabia would like to give special thanks to her doctors, nurses, nurses, CNAs and the staff of Parkwest Medical Center. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel,11915 Kingston Pike, 865-671-6100, is serving the family of Pushpa Kasabia.
William E. (Bill) Ogle, age 65, of Lenoir City, passed away Friday, September 7, 2007. He attended Community Baptist Church - Everette Road. Bill retired from Stowers Machinery Corp. after 33 years service. He was an avid bowler and loved to fish. He was preceded in death by parents, Omer and Cynthia Ogle; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Sam and Ruth Light and special sister-in-law, Estelle Light Ogle. Bill is survived by his wife of 45 years, Rossie Light Ogle; children, Janet Hendrix and husband, Billy, Keith Ogle and wife, Pam, Craig Ogle and wife, Cindy; special granddaughter, Holly Michelle Fox- Hendrix; special grandsons, Allen Harden and wife, Shylar, Nicholas Harden and Cory Harden; brother, J. B. Ogle and wife, Sara; brother-in-law, Jesse Ogle; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Virginia Hayes, Mary Lou and Clifford Hayes, Pansy and Glen Hayes; uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends. The family would like to express a very special thank you to Caris Hospice Care for all their love and help. The family will receive friends from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the Click-Hawkins Chapel with Funeral services to follow at 7:30 p.m. with Rev. Mark Carr officiating. Family and friends will gather at 1 p.m. Monday at Grigsby Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery for graveside services. Members of Former Greater Knoxville Bowling Association will serve as honorary pallbearers. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to Click Funeral Home to help with funeral expenses. Click-Hawkins Chapel, 102 B Street, Lenoir City is serving the Ogle family.
June Brogdon McKee, age 78, of Lenoir City, passed away Friday. June was a member of Lighthouse Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by husbands, John McKee and Raymond Cross McNew; grandson, Shawn Haddock; parents, John R. and Izora Jones Brogdon and all of her brothers and sisters. She is survived by her son, John Michael McKee of Cleveland; daughters, Lynda June Leach and husband, Thomas of Lenoir City, Pam Vest and husband, Greg of Greenback and Missy Redmond and husband, Anthony of Lenoir City; son, Allen McNew and wife, Joann of Pennsylvania; grandchildren, Skeet Tallent, Kim Vaske, Donna Hurst, Ken Vest, Jonathan McKee, Debra McKenzie, Tina Best, Eric Leach, Andrew McNeal and Michaela Redmond; 14 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at Click Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Lighthouse Baptist Church with Rev. Brad McCoy officiating. Interment will follow in the Lakeview Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers: John M. McKee, Greg Vest, Thomas M. Leach, Anthony L. Redmond, Jason Tallent and Jonathan S. McKee. Click Funeral Home, 109 Walnut Street, Lenoir City is serving the family of June McKee.
Clifford H. (Cliff) Moore, age 83, of Lenoir City, passed away Saturday, September 8, 2007. Cliff was a very active and dedicated member of Central United Methodist Church and the Volunteer Sunday School Class. He served his country in the United States Army during WWII where he was a member of the Counter Intelligence Corp based in Austria. He was a member of Avery Masonic Lodge F&AM. Cliff was retired from Viskase in Loudon. He served on the Lenoir City Housing Authority and as an Assistant Boy Scout Leader for many years. He loved to attend his retired workers lunch club and his Thursday morning breakfast bunch. Cliff was a very talented craftsman and builder and he was an avid gardener. He was preceded in death by his parents, Clifford H. Moore Sr. and Ella Hitson Moore. Cliff is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Jacqueline Cardwell Moore; children and their spouses: Patti and Mac Hawkins of Memphis, Susie and Dana Everton of Oakhurst, CA, Jeff and Donna Moore, Ricky and Dawn Moore all of Lenoir City, Lori and Dreux Bourdon of Muskegon, MI; grandchildren and spouses: Dustin and Valerie Moore, Evan and Jennifer Moore, Chelsea and D.C. Shanahan, Carly Moore and Ricky Moore, Jr.; great grandson, Gabriel Shanahan; sister, Betty Lay and husband Joe of Greensboro, NC; along with several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 5 to 6:45 p.m. Monday followed by funeral services at 7 p.m. at Central United Methodist Church in Lenoir City with Rev. Ron Fisher officiating. Members of the Volunteer Sunday School Class and Cliff's neighbors will serve as honorary pallbearers. Family and friends will gather at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Loudon County Memorial Gardens for graveside services and interment. Memorial contributions may be made to Central United Methodist Church, 301 Hickory Creek Road, Lenoir City, TN 37771,www.centralmethodist.com. Click Funeral Home, 109 Walnut Street, Lenoir City is serving the Moore family.
Aaron F. (Rick) Turpin, age 50 of Knoxville, passed away Saturday, September 8, 2007 at his home. Rick was raised in the Rocky Hill Community. He was a retired mechanic. Rick was an avid outdoorsman and Nascar fan. He was preceded in death by parents, Johnnie and Reva Turpin; mother of his children, Wanda B. Gibson. Survived by his children, Jenny Turpin of Ben Station, Elizabeth Turpin of Knoxville, Thomas Turpin of Union Co. and Lola Turpin of Knoxville; grandchildren, Summer Stewart, Anthony Turpin and Jailyn Turpin; brother, Donny Turpin of Roane Co.; nephew, Matthew Turpin; niece, Lisa Turpin and many friends. The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday at Click Funeral Home with funeral services to follow at 7 p.m. Family and friends will gather at 11 a.m. Tuesday at New Hope Cemetery in Midtown for graveside services. Click Funeral Home, 109 Walnut Street, Lenoir City is in charge of arrangements.
Mary Jane Zakrajsek, age 72, of Knoxville, TN, formerly of Cadillac, MI, passed away September 7, 2007 at her home. Mary was a graduate of Central Michigan class of 1957. She received a Masters of Mathematics at the College of William and Mary. She was a mathematics teacher at York High School in Yorktown, VA for four years and at Cadillac High School for 31 years. She was preceded in death by her parents, Dr. Ralph Lommen and Grace Bayes Lommen. Mary was the loving wife of Joseph Zakrajsek for forty years, who survives her. She is also survived by her sister, Patricia May and her husband Albert of Cadillac, MI; niece, Linda Dahl of Minnesota; nephews, Robert May of Michigan and Thomas May of Vermont. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Hospice of your choice. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike is serving the Zakrajsek family.
Pauline E. Morgan, age 61, of Knoxville, passed away Tuesday morning, September 11, 2007 at Parkwest Hospital. Polly was of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by husband, Vaughn Morgan Sr; parents, Paul and Velma Maples and sister, Edith White. Polly is survived by her son, Vaughn Morgan Jr. and wife, Janet; daughter, Polly Derrick and husband, Mike all of Knoxville; sister, Virginia Kilminster of Portland, Oregon; brother, Clifford White and wife, June of Knoxville; special friend, Johnny Dockery; several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Hawkins Chapel. Family and friends will gather at 11 a.m. Thursday in Lakeview Cemetery for graveside services. Hawkins Chapel, 102 B Street, Lenoir City is serving the Morgan family.
George L. (G. L.) Hensley, age 77, of Lenoir City, while at home surrounded by his loving family, went home to be with the Lord September 9, 2007. He was an avid musician and loved music, playing lead guitar for a country band, bass guitar for a gospel group recording many albums, and played piano in church. G. L. was an electrician and a long-standing and proud member of the IBEW. He was a television repairman for many years in Loudon County. He was well known and loved by family and friends for his quick wit. G. L. was born April 19, 1930 in Knoxville to parents, Ophia Ann and Howard Hensley Sr., who preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by his sister, Irene Rinaldi and brother, Howard Hensley Jr. Survived by his loving wife of 57 years, June Garner Hensley; five children: George Hensley and wife, Dora of Batesburg, SC, Theodore (Ted) Hensley of Lenoir City, Rebecca (Becky) Dye and husband Gary, Doug Hensley all of Lenoir City, Carol Anne Hensley Clowers and husband, Jeff of Cartersville, GA; twelve grandchildren: Shawn Hensley, Joshua Hensley, Christa Hensley, Mark Hensley, Mike Hensley, Andrea Hensley, Candace Hensley, Angie Berry, Chad Johnson, Aaron Hensley, Carrie Smith and Jeffery Clowers along with nine great grandchildren. Also survived by his brothers, Ray Hensley and wife, Anna of Friendsville, Roy Hensley and wife, Flossie of Knoxville; sister, Maxine O'Domirok of Lenoir City and sisters-in-law, Patsy Hensley, Barbara Ward and her husband, L. V., Alice Wade and husband, Tuffy all of Lenoir City. G. L. has several nieces, nephews and many friends. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday followed by funeral services at 7 p.m. in the Click Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Don Acton of Coalfield Presbyterian Church officiating. Family and friends will gather at Click Funeral Home by 9:30 a.m. Wednesday morning and proceed to Lakeview Cemetery for 10 a.m. graveside services. Click Funeral Home, 109 Walnut Street, Lenoir City is serving the family of G. L. Hensley.
Paul H. Dutton, age 85, of Lenoir City, passed away Monday, September 10, 2007 at his home. Paul was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. He was retired from his own construction business. He was a 50 year member of Avery Masonic Lodge 593 F & AM and the Shriners. Paul was a veteran of World War II serving in the U. S. Army. He was preceded in death by his parents, Rev. C. M. and Freddie Jane Dutton; brothers, Ashley Dutton and wife, Mary, Arthur Dutton and wife, Juanita; sisters, Mary Gustafson and husband, Harry, Ruth Eldridge and husband, Ralph. Paul is survived by his wife of 67 years, Helen Shubert Dutton; daughters, Paul Ann Baker, Betsy Lynn Munsey and husband, Steve all of Lenoir City; granddaughters, Carla Culpepper and husband, Phillip of Knoxville and Lisa Holmes of Oak Ridge; grandson, Christopher Munsey and wife, Cindy of Knoxville; great grandchildren: Briana Holmes, Taylor and Caleb (Bubba) Munsey, Carissa (C. C.) Culpepper; sister, Anna Lee Preston of Loudon; special in-laws: Alyce Proaps, Lucille Greene, Bunnie Walker and R. H. Shubert along with many beloved nieces, nephews and friends. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday with funeral services to follow at 8 p.m. in the Click Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Eddie Click and Rev. Donny Crass officiating. Serving as pallbearers: Fred Shaver, Phillip Culpepper, Lee Roy Dutton, Charlie Henderson, Chris Munsey and Jeff Laughlin. Serving as honorary pallbearers: Deacons of Calvary Baptist Church. Family and friends will gather at Click Funeral Home by 1:30 p.m. Thursday and proceed to Lenoir City Cemetery for 2 p.m. graveside services with military honors conferred by the Loudon County Veteran's Honor Guard. Click Funeral Home, 109 Walnut Street, Lenoir City is serving the Dutton family.
Leroy "Lee" Bragg Jr., died peacefully on Sunday, September 9, 2007 at his home in Ft. Walton Beach, FL after a courageous battle with cancer. Mr. Bragg was born in Dallas, TX, Dec. 12, 1928 to Leroy Elgin Bragg, Sr. and Anna Mexico Corley. Finishing high school early, Lee joined the navy and served for 3 years. Honorably discharged and with a great desire to be a pilot, Lee subsequently enlisted in the Air Force. Achieving the rank of Lt. Col., Lee flew with the Strategic Air Command in Korea, California, Colorado, Arkansas, New Mexico, England, Turkey and finally Eglin Air Force Base in Ft. Walton Beach, FL. His service to the country lasted 26 years. After retiring from the service, Lee completed college, receiving a BA degree in Accounting at the University of West Florida in Pensacola, FL. Lee used his education well, opening his own accounting firm in which he and his wife, Margaret side by side for 25 years. Upon retirement, Lee and Margaret enjoyed traveling, especially with good friends Tom and Betsy McQuoid of Ormond by the Sea, FL. Lee was a committed citizen of the Ft. Walton Beach community, serving on organizations such as the Local Housing Board, the local Humane Society. He was a strong supporter of theater and arts especially of the Northwest Florida Ballet Association in its early years. Lee’s family treasure wonderful memories of him: … sitting in a comfortable arm chair smoking his favorite pipe while poring over the stock market reports….quietly relating some hilarious story of one of his many experiences…describing in depth the steps required to build the gazebo for his beloved Margaret…enjoying a game of Flight Simulator at his computer …working on the 3-D puzzles in Mary and Jim’s basement with his loving grandkids, letting them think they could beat him in a water gun fight or, perhaps his greatest accomplishment, the annual Halloween “Haunted House”, a magnificent maze which he constructed to the delight of his grandkids and the entire neighborhood. It is deservedly legendary! Lee was preceded in death by his parents, and his devoted wife Margaret Ann Bragg. He is survived by his daughter and son-in law Mary Ann and Jim Yann of Knoxville, TN, grandchildren, Maureen, Katelyn, Jimmy and Patty Yann all of Knoxville, sister Nancy Davidson of Llano, TX, cousin Don Foster of Dallas TX., several great nieces and nephews, devoted friends, Tom and Betsy McQuoid of Ormond Beach, Nell Sheehan, Ft. Walton Beach, FL, Ed and Regina Butter of Trenton, NJ, Les and Karen Schwelling of Birmingham, AL, BJ Vinsant of Harriman, TN, Bobby Morgan of Bluefield, WV and Sister Renee Yann and Sister Kathleen Long, Philadelphia, PA. The family will receive friends on Friday, September 21, 2007 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel with graveside services to follow at 1:30 p.m. at the East Tennessee State Veteran’s Cemetery with full military honors conferred by the U. S. Air Force. The family sincerely appreciates the care given by the doctors and staff of Emerald Coast Cancer Center, Covenant Hospice and Comfort- Keepers, especially caregiver Judith Fields. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to: Sisters of Mercy, 515 Montgomery Ave., Merion, PA 19066. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel 11915 Kingston Pike is serving the Bragg family.