Hall, Larry N., age 56, of Lenoir City, passed away Wednesday, June 5, 2002 at the Parkwest Hospital. Larry was of the Baptist Faith. He was a veteran serving in the U. S. Air Force. He was employed by Riverview Golf Course. Preceded in death by parents, John and Elsie Hall; brothers, Calvin Hall, Joey Jones and Jamie Jones. Survived by daughters, Donnita Ward of Loudon, Teresa Sanders of Lenoir City; son, Jimmy Roach of Loudon; grandchildren, Christopher Sanders, Kayla Ward, Brittany Ward, Lindsey Ward, Bradley Ward and Emily Ward; former wife, Linda Bolt of Lenoir City; several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Hawkins Chapel in Lenoir City. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday in the Hawkins Chapel with Rev. Joey Cagley officiating. Burial will follow in the Lenoir City Cemetery with full military honors conferred by the East TN Veterans Honor Guard. Hawkins Chapel, 102 B Street, Lenoir City is serving the family of Larry Hall.
Lawson, Vera Virginia, age 78, of Lenoir City, passed away Friday, June 7, 2002 at the Baptist Health Care Center. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Lenoir City. Retired from Lenoir City Middle School after 17 years. Preceded in death by husband, Raymond Lawson; brothers, Jack, Roy, Norman, and Jerry Lee; sister, Ann Fugate. Survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Bernard E. and Frieda Lawson, Michael J. and Susan Lawson, Raymond Lynn and Cindy Lawson all of Lenoir City; daughters and son-in-law, Virginia and James Isbell of Lenoir City, Alice Faye Deary of Lenoir City; 11 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren; Half Sister, Lorraine Head of Knoxville; several nieces, nephews and cousins. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:45 p.m. Sunday with funeral services to follow at 8 p.m. in the Click Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Dick DeMerchant will officiate. Family and friends will gather at 9:30 a.m. Monday at Click Funeral Home and proceed to the Lake View Cemetery for graveside services at 10 a.m. Click Funeral Home, Lenoir City is serving the family of Vera Lawson.
Hatley, Earnest Paul, age 57, of Lenoir City born September 15, 1944 passed away Friday, June 14, 2002 at the Ft. Sanders Loudon Medical Center. He attended Bell Avenue Baptist Church and Lighthouse Baptist Church. Preceded in death by father, Johnny Hatley; brothers, Jr. Hatley and Dyris Moore; sister, Sharon Rose. Survived by children, Tresa Sanders of Lenoir City, Paul Hatley of Knoxville, Johnny Hatley of Lenoir City, Clarence Hatley of Lenoir City; step-children, Wayne Rogers, Robert Rogers and Barbara Rogers; grandchildren, Daniel Letsinger, Shanna Hatley, Justin Hatley, Dustin Hatley, Kassye Hatley, Tres Hatley and Dustin Provost; step-grandchildren, Jessie Rogers, Sara Rodgers, Christopher Rodgers and Eliex Rodgers; mother, Ruby Hatley Richey; sisters, Linda Watson and Marlene McNabb; brothers, James Hatley, Charlie Hatley and Curtis Moore; several nieces and nephews; two former wives, Virginia Hatley and Jean Rogers. The family will have family night Sunday from 6 to 9 p.m. The family will receive family and friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday. Family and friends may also call at the home of Ruby Richey. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Click Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ray Kelly and Rev. Danny Kelly officiating. Burial will follow in the Lenoir City Cemetery. Click Funeral Home, Lenoir City is serving the family of Earnest Hatley.
Calfee, Beryl Kent - Beryl departed his earthly home at 476 Dogwood Valley Rd. in Kingston on Sunday, June 16,2002 to join his beloved wife, Edrie on that far shore. Beryl retired from the Union Carbide Y-12 plant where he was employed as a truck driver. He was Past President and Treasurer of the Cave Creek Community Club and a former member of Roane Co. Soil Conservation Committee. Beryl attended Cave Creek Primitive Baptist Church where he loved to sing old time gospel songs. He was preceded in death by his father, Raymond Calfee; step- father, Chester Chester Calfee; mother, Emma Hall Calfee; an infant brother and his devoted wife of 53 years, Edrie Morrison Calfee. He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Kent and Marilyn Calfee of Kingston; granddaughters, Misti Love and husband, Bert of Lenoir City and Melissa Cooper and husband, Craig of Camp LeJune, N.C.; grandsons, David Calfee of Johnson City and Brent Sheldon and wife, Sammie of Farragut; great grandsons, Dylan Love of Lenoir City and Zachary Sheldon of Farragut; special friends and caregivers, Wilma and Ralph Griffith of Kingston. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, June 18, at Click Funeral Home in Lenoir City. Family and friends will gather at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 19, at the Abbott Cemetery in the Oral Community for graveside services and interment with Elder J.B. Huskey officiating. Click Funeral Home in Lenoir City is serving the family of Beryl Calfee.
White, Joseph William, age 75, of Lenoir City, passed away Sunday, June 16, 2002 at the Park West Hospital. Joe was a veteran of the Navy serving in W. W. II. He was a member of Grace Baptist Church. He was an ordained minister. Preceded in death by parents, Luther J. and Mary French White; sister, Jeanette Berry. Survived by wife, Wanda White; daughters, Jo Ann Rogers of Loudon, Connie Roberson and husband, Jimmy, Barbara A. White all of Lenoir City; grandchildren Jodi Rayfield and husband, Brad, Kimberly Rogers Thompson and husband, Jason, Kelly J. Rogers; great grandson, Bradley Rayfield; sister, Nellie Norman of Loudon and Dorothy Aikens of Lenoir City; several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:45 p.m. Tuesday followed by funeral services at 8 p.m. in the Click Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Joe Lynn and Rev. Arlin Gurley officiating. Graveside services and interment will held 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Steekee Cemetery with full military honors. Click Funeral Home, Lenoir City is serving the family of Joe White.
Estes, Mitchell "Mick", age 59, of Lenoir City, passed away Monday, June 17, 2002 at the Parkwest Hospital. He was a farmer and backhoe operator. Preceded in death by parents, Felix and Jennie Estes; sister, Frances Moore; brother, John Felix Estes Jr. Survived by wife, Mary Estes; sisters, Dorotha Bandy, Sue Lawhon, Mildred Thomas and husband, Ray of Mableton, GA, Phyllis Scarbrough and special friend, Robert Chance; brothers, Harold Estes and wife, Carroll, Johnny Estes and wife, Pat; special children, Jason Webb and Jenny Duncan; several nieces, nephews and numerous friends; special nephew, Larry Bandy and wife, Rita. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:45 p.m. Wednesday with funeral services to follow at 8 p.m. in the Click Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Fred Cook and Rev. Mark Caldwell will officiate. Family and friends will gather by 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Click Funeral Home and proceed to Pine Grove Cemetery for graveside services at 11 a.m. Serving as pallbearers: Sammy Bandy, Geremy Hawkins, Travis McConkey, James Fagg, David Hatcher and Chris West. Click Funeral Home, Lenoir City is serving the family of Mick Estes.
Maher, Amanda Nicole Cagley age 19 of Clinton formerly of Lenoir City, passed away suddenly, Monday, June 17, 2002 in Mississippi in an automobile accident. She attended Jarnigan Chapel Church in Clinton and was a faithful youth leader and teacher. Amanda was a secretary at Techmer PM in Clinton. She was preceded in death by grandfather, Earl Cagley and uncle, James Cagley. Survived by her husband, Stephen Maher; parents, Rev. Joey and Sharon Beason Cagley of Knoxville; brother, Joshua Cagley of Knoxville; grandparents, Imogene Cagley of Lenoir City, Rev. Everett and Florence Beason of Roane Co.; father-in-law, James D. Maher of Lenoir City; brother-in-law, James T. Maher of Lenoir City; several aunts, uncles and cousins; special friends, Ronald and Nikki Hopper. The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Click Funeral Home in Lenoir City. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Friday in the Click Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Joe Copeland and Rev. Terry Hopper officiating. Burial will follow in the Lake View Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers: Ronald Hopper, Jimmy Hartline, Anthony Pellom, Bobby Goins, Jeff Jarnigan and Jonah Langford. Click Funeral Home, Lenoir City is serving the family of Amanda Maher.
Estes, Jasper Buford (J.B.) - age 75,passed away at his home in Bessemer, AL on June 11, 2002. He was preceded in death by parents, Arthur and Jane Estes; brothers: Felix, Eli ande Willard Estes; sisters, Mary Moore and Ida Helton. He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Martha Estes; daughter, Ammy Whaley and husband, John; sons, Ted Estes and wife, Ginny and John Estes and wife, Leslie; grandchildren: Mr and Mrs David Estes, James Estes, Kristen, Jacob and Kendra Whaley and Haley Estes; sister, Willie Mae Bandy; sisters-in-law: Frances Estes, Gladys Estes and Evelyn(Charles) Redmond; many nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral services were held at Hopewell Baptist Church in Alabama where he was a member. Burial was in the Cedar Hill Cemetery in Bessemer. Obituary courtesy of Click Funeral Home in Lenoir City.
Shepherd, George Thomas (Tommy), age 44, of Knoxville, passed away suddenly Wednesday, June 19, 2002. He was co-owner of Shepherd and Son Roofing. He formerly attended Emerald Ave. Baptist Church. Tommy was preceded in death by his grandparents, Mattie and Clyde Shepherd, George and Bertha Phillips; uncle, James Shepherd and nephew Chris Shepherd. Survived by his mother, Pearl Latham of Knoxville; father, Charles Shepherd and step-mother Sandra Shepherd of Knoxville; sister, Brenda Caldwell of Maynardville and Debbie Latham of Caryville; niece, Kayla; nephew, Zachary; several aunts, uncles and cousins. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Click Funeral Home in Lenoir City. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday in the Click Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Gary Bingham officiating. Burial will follow in the Lakeview Memory Gardens. Cousins will serve as pallbearers. Click Funeral Home, Lenoir City is serving the family of Tommy Shepherd.
Gaut, Mary Ruth Eblen, age 89, of Lenoir City, passed away Monday, June 24, 2002 at the Ft. Sanders Parkwest Medical Center. Ruth was a graduate of Middle Tennessee Teaching College. A member of Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Lenoir City. She was a retired school teacher from Eaton Crossroads. Ruth loved to play bridge. She spent many years making Barbie Doll clothes for little girls. She would always carry some in her purse to give to little girls anywhere she went. She was preceded in death by husband, Major James N. Gaut; parents, Lena Lee Eblen and James Galloway Eblen; and brother, James C. Eblen. Survived by brother and sister-in-law, Charles and Bobby Eblen; sister-in-law, Grace Eblen; nieces and nephews, Betty Ruth and Martin Brown, Mary Jim and Donnie Williams, Dottie Sue and Dale Keeney, Lee Allison and Mitch Ledbetter, Abby Charles and Richard Blahauvietz; step-nephews, Kenneth E. and Shirley Cook and Jakie D. and Beverly Cook; several great and great great nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday with funeral services to follow at 6:30 in the Click Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Ken Phillips will officiate. Family and friends will gather at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Lenoir City Cemetery for graveside services. Click Funeral Home, Lenoir City is serving the family of Ruth Gaut.
Johnson Charles E., age 60, of Lenoir City, passed away Thursday, June 27, 2002 at his home. He was an employee of Vulcan Materials. Charles was a veteran of the Vietnam War serving in the U. S. Army. Preceded in death by son, Charles E. Johnson Jr.; mother, Ruby Johnson; father, Otis Johnson; and sister, Geraldine Vineyard. Survived by wife of 37 years, Carrie Jean Pesterfield Johnson; sons, Weldon Johnson and wife, Carri of Lenoir City, Michael Shane Johnson and wife, Kimberlie of Hermitage; grandchildren, Tyler, Gage, Kimberlin, Devin, Nicholas and Ashley; brothers, James L. Johnson of Lenoir City, Ronald A. Johnson of Lenoir City, Joe Johnson and wife, Becky of Knoxville, Harold Johnson and wife, Harriett of Manchester and Jack Johnson and Dee Dee of Lenoir City; sisters, Lavada Thearp of Lenoir City, Jeanette Costner of Lenoir City and Helen Thomas and husband, Jim of Loudon; wonderful mother-in-law, Juanita Ferguson; wonderful brother-in-law, Bronce (Bub) Pesterfield; several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday with funeral services to follow at 3 p.m. in the Click Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Sam Petty and Rev. Steven Weaver will officiate. Burial will follow in the South Holston Cemetery with military honors. Click Funeral Home, Lenoir City is serving the family of Charles Johnson.
Harvey, James Avery, age 69, of 3055 Hotchkiss Valley Road, Lenoir City, passed away Thursday, June 27, 2002 at the Ft. Sanders Parkwest Medical Center. He was retired from T.V.A. James was of the Baptist Faith. He was a veteran of the Korean War serving in the U. S. Army. He was preceded in death by parents, Bruce F. Harvey Sr., Mamie E. and Bert Latham; brother, Bill Harvey; infant sister, Edith Imogene Harvey; nieces, Billie Sue Arwood and Bettie Sue Harvey. Survived by wife, Lucy Kincer Harvey; daughters, Debbie Lorenz and husband, Eddie of Loudon, Becky Hubbard and husband, James of Lenoir City, Freida Shelton and husband, Mitchell of Jacksboro, Tn; grandchildren: Jason Lorenz and wife, Misty of Philadelphia, Jeremy Lorenz and wife, Emily of Loudon, Brandy Snodderly of Japan, Bobbie Jo Kagley and husband, Billy of Lenoir City, Brigitte Snodderly and Jamie Smith of Lenoir City, Jeremy Hubbard of Loudon, Stephanie Hubbard of Texas, Sierra Shelton and Tasha Shelton of Jacksboro; great grandchidlren: Jayln Lorenz, Lacie Kagley, Courtney Kagley, Breeanna Smith and Shaden Smith; brothers, Bruce Harvey and wife, Pat of Benton, R. L. Harvey and wife, Betty of Huntsville, Al; several brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews; special nephew, Gary Jack Kincer. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday with funeral services to follow at 7 p.m. in the Click Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. David Latham and Rev. Eddie Click will officate. Family and friends will gather at 1 p.m. Sunday in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery for graveside services. Serving as pallbearers: Jeremy Lorenz, Jason Lorenz, Jamie Smith, Billy Kagley, Jeremy Hubbard and Jamie Harvey. Click Funeral Home, Lenoir City is serving the family of James Harvey.
Crye, Willie Mae (Peggy), age 84, of Lenoir City, passed away Friday, June 28, 2002 at the Loudon Health Care Center. Peggy was a member of Highland Park Baptist Church. Retired from the Dept. of Air Force. Preceded in death by parents, W. H. and Mary Eggerton; 3 brothers; 1 sister; former husband, Harold Crye. Survived by son David Crye of Rome, NY; daughter, Helen Coker of Tuttle, OK; sister, Bertha Goodman of Tyler, TX; sister-in-law, Naomi Bright; special friend, Eleanor Spears; several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday with funeral services to follow at 3 p.m. in the Click-Hawkins Chapel. Rev. Tony Collins will officiate. Burial will follow in the Lake View Cemetery. Click Funeral Home, Lenoir City is serving the family of Peggy Crye.
Arbogast, Ethel Mae, age 92, of Mt. Top, PA, went to be with the Lord Friday morning, June 28, 2002, at Ft. Sanders Park West Medical Center in Knoxville, TN. Ethel was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in St. Johns, PA and Calvary Baptist Church in Knoxville, TN. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Ethel was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Fred Arbogast; parents, Albert and Catherine Fisher Smith; brothers, Albert, Daniel and Walter Smith. Survivors: daughters and sons-in-law, Joan and Robert Horlacher of Sugarloaf, PA, Linda and Fred Degillio of Kingston, PA, Irene and George Eyrich of Knoxville; grandchildren, Deborah and John Blackburn, Diane and Kenneth Stetz, Jane Ann Stephenson, Catherine and David Dorris, Elizabeth and Kenneth Campbell, Adam Degillio, Daniel and Nathan Eyrich; 10 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends and family from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the Harman Marks Funeral Home in Drums, PA. A Celebration of Life will be held at 11 A.M. Wednesday at the St. Johns Lutheran Church with Rev. George W. Eyrich and Rev. E. Bodenstedt officiating. Interment will follow in the St. Johns Cemetery. Grandchildren will serve as pall bearers. In Lieu of flowers memorials may be made to St. John's Lutheran Church. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel is serving the family of Ethel Arbogast.
Longworth, Robert Ferrell, age 66, of Knoxville, TN, passed away Friday afternoon, June 28, 2002 at St. Mary's Hospice Center after a 4 month courageous battle with stomach cancer. Robert enjoyed life, building nurturing relationships with family and friends. He was a wonderful and caring father and grandfather. As a teenager, Bob was awarded the merit of Eagle Scout. He served in the U.S. Army and later graduated from the University of Tampa, Florida. He was retired as Deputy Regional Director of the FDIC in Cosa Mesa, CA, enjoying a 30 year government career. In retirement, he enjoyed travel, tennis and hiking in the Smoky Mtns. He was preceded in death by his wife, Judy L. Longworth; father, Augustus G. Longworth. Survivors: sons and daughters-in-law, Michael E. and Nancy M. Longworth of Clearwater, FL, William D. and Donna F. Longworth of Knoxville, TN; grandchildren, Robert W., Corey M., Courtney D. and Ashley M. Longworth; mother, Alice F. Longworth of Clearwater, FL; brother and sister-in-law, Richard and Vicki Longworth of Dallas, TX. The family wished special thanks to Bob's closest friend, comforter and companion, Elke E. Narten;. The family will receive friends from 6-7:45 p.m. Monday at First Baptist Church Concord with a Memorial Celebration of Life to follow at 8 p.m. with Rev. Steve Peek officiating. In lieu of flowers, Bob requested memorial donations be made to the American Cancer Society, 871 Weisgarber Rd, Knoxville, TN 37909 or the Friends of the Great Smoky Mtns., Joy St., Sevierville, TN 37862. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel 11915 Kingston Pike is serving the Longworth family.
Hartness (O'Flaherty) Kathleen Joy - Born 08-28-33 -, age 68 - Resident of Pt. St. Lucie, FL formerly of Warren, MI passed away Saturday, June 29, 2002 in Knoxville, TN after a courageous battle with cancer. Kathy is preceded in death by her parents Francis and Ruth O'Flaherty, son Scott and grandchildren Derek and Julia. She is survived by Jim, her husband of 45 years, daughters Kim, Karen, and Kristen Harris (Robert), sons Andrew and Brett (Jennifer), Grandsons Aaron, Sam and Drew, Granddaughters, Angela, Jill, Abigail and Olivia. A memorial service to be held Thursday, July 11, 2002 at 1:00 p.m. at St. Edmunds Catholic Church in Warren, Michigan. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel is serving the family of Kathleen Hartness.
McCloskey, Gay, age 79, of Farragut passed away Sunday, June 30, 2002, at UT Medical Center after a courageous battle with cancer. She was a member of St. John Neuman Catholic Church, and the Fox Den Women's Club. Gay is survived by her husband of 59 years, Gardner McCloskey, Daughters and sons-n-law Claudia and Pete Weber of Nashville, Laura and Kip Miller of Knoxville, Sons, Frederick McCloskey of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, and Kevin McCloskey of Oakland, CA; Grandchildren, Richard Mynark, Jessica Miller, Hannah Miller, Ben Miller and Emily Miller. The family will receive friends from 10 - 11a.m. Tuesday, July 2, 2002 at St. John Neumann Catholic Church in Farragut with a Mass to follow at 11 a.m. with Father Joe Campbell officiating. Family and friends will gather at the Tennessee State Veterans' Cemetery at 1:30 p.m. for graveside services. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike is serving the family of Gay McCloskey.
Lloyd, John Turner III, age 22 of Farragut went to be with the Lord on Friday, June 28, 2002. John was a 1998 graduate of Farragut High School. He was a member of Lovell Heights Church of God. John was preceded in death by his grandfather, John Turner Lloyd, Jr. Survivors: Fiancee, Kelly Loudermilk, Parents, Randall and Mary Lloyd, sister, Jessica Lloyd, brother, Cyrus Lloyd all of Farragut, grandparents, Hazel Lloyd, Harold and Catherine Brady all of Knoxville, many aunts, uncles and cousins. The family will receive friends from 5 - 7 p.m. Tuesday with funeral services to follow at 7 p.m. in the Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike with Rev. Roland Sharp officiating. Family and friends will gather at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday in Solway Church of God Cemetery for graveside services. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel is serving the family of John Turner Lloyd III.
Rogers, Ruby Elsie, age 76, of Lenoir City, passed away Tuesday morning, July 2, 2002 at her home. Ruby was a member of Woodlawn Baptist Church in Lenoir City. She was a devoted mother and wife that loved her family. She was preceded in death by parents, George W. and Elsie Clemmer Kerley; son, George Rogers. Survived by son and daughter-in-law, Charlie and Cynthia Rogers; grandchildren, Mark Rogers, Benjy Rogers and Callie Rogers; great grandchildren, Ben Rogers, Caleb Elder and Jeremy Hatcher; several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:45 p.m. Wednesday with funeral services to follow at 8 p.m. in the Hawkins Chapel. Rev. David Latham will officiate. Family and friends will gather at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Woodlawn Cemetery for graveside services. Hawkins Chapel, 102 B Street, Lenoir City is serving the Rogers Family.
Burns, James Cable, age 67, of Tellico Village Community, Loudon, passed away Tuesday, July 2, 2002. He was an avid tennis and bridge player. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Jeannice Burns; daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Charles Glew of Wilmette, Ill.; sons and daughters-in-law, James and Veronica Burns of Roxbury, NJ, Kevin and Kathryn Burns of Menlo Park, CA; 4 grandchildren; sister, Jane Burns of Kalamazoo, MI; brother, Donald Burns of Gulf Shores, AL; several nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Friday at the Tellico Village Community Church with Rev. Marty Singley officiating. Click Funeral Home, Lenoir City is serving the Burns Family.
CATON, CONLEY OTIS, AGE 88 OF KNOXVILLE PASSED AWAY MONDAY JULY 1, 2002 AT THE LOUDON HEALTHCARE CENTER. HE IS SURVIVED BY HIS WIFE, MYRTLE CATON. MEMORIAL GRAVESIDE SERVICES WILL BE HELD AT 11 A.M. SATURDAY AT THE LOUDON COUNTY MEMORIAL GARDENS WITH MILITARY HONORS BY THE EAST TENNESSEE HONOR GUARD. CLICK FUNERAL HOME, LENOIR CITY IS SERVING THE FAMILY OF CONLEY CATON.
Jacobs, Earl David, age 39 of Lenoir City, passed away June 29, 2002 at the Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center after a lengthy illness. Preceded in death by grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph (Toletha) Kerr and Mr. and Mrs. Otis (Faye) Smith; a host of other relatives. Survived by wife, Christi Jacobs; daughter, Cetera Jacobs; very devoted parents, Mr. and Mrs. Earl (Ruth) Jacobs; very devoted sister, Ima James Langley and Hilda Ruth (Charles) Lawrence; Godson, Jordan Edington; aunts, Peggy (Sylvester) Rogers, Sally Jenkins, Helen (Jesse) Wright, Eva Morrisey of Washington, DC, Bernita Smith, Jacqueline (Ronnie) Jennings, DeKalf, MS, and very devoted aunt, Christine (Richard) Burchfield, Maryville; uncles, Artist (Miriam) Smith, Clinton, NC, Thomas and James Smith of Washington, DC, Carl and Larry Kerr of Lenoir City, great uncle, Grant (Lossie) Jacobs of Clinton, NC, great aunts, Lillian Jacobs of Clinton, NC, and Dorothy Pate of Alcoa; nephews, Michael David, Christopher Andrew Langley, and Anthony Billingsley; devoted cousins, Terry Rogers of Washington, DC, Toletha Davis of Rockford and Robin Williams; special devoted cousin Tera Chrishane Williams; special friends, Brian Brown, Barbara Edington, and Tiffany Galyon; a host of other relatives and friends. The family wishes to express a special thanks to Ft. Sanders Regional Medical Center, its staff and Dr. Bryan Kemp. The family will receive friends from 2 to 2:30 p.m. Friday with a memorial service to follow at 2:30 p.m. in the Hawkins Chapel. Minister Shawn Carter, Sr. will officiate with Elder Rufus Driscoll and Minister J. Morgan Davis assisting. Hawkins Chapel, 102 B Street, Lenoir City is serving the Jacobs Family.
Batchko, Joseph E., age 78, a 30 year resident of West Knoxville, and formerly of Cleveland, OH, passed away peacefully Tuesday, July 2, 2002, at the Farragut Health Care Center. He was born September 10, 1923, to parents John and Johanna Batchko of Cleveland, OH. Joseph was a supervisor for 40 years with Eaton Corporation in Cleveland, OH, Detroit, MI, and Lenoir City, TN where he retired in 1985. He was a member of St. John Neumann Catholic Church in Farragut, TN, and also, a former member of the Knights of Columbus. He signed a professional baseball contract with the Cleveland Indians and enjoyed his greatest accomplishment as a seventeen year old pitcher against the Detroit Tigers. Injuries later halted his baseball career. Joseph also enjoyed, gardening, music, and outdoor sports. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother John Batchko. Joseph was a loving husband to his wife, Margaret for fifty-two years and a caring father to both his daughter Barbara Batchko of Nashville, TN and son, Mark Batchko, with the New York Yankees Organization, and his wife Peggy, of Arlington, TX. He was especially proud of his grandson, Brock Batchko of Arlington, TX. Other survivors include: Sister, Betty Boben and husband, Edward. The family will receive friends Friday from 7 - 9 p.m. at Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike. A funeral mass will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. John Neumann Catholic Church in Farragut with Father John Dowling and Father Joe Campbell officiating. Family and friends will gather at 12:30 p.m. in the Lake View Cemetery in Lenoir City for graveside services and interment. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to American Diabetes Association, 900 E. Hill Avenue, Suite 240, Knoxville, TN 37915 or St. Jude Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel is serving the family of Joseph E. Batchko.
Kingsbury, Dora Belle Johnson age 82, of Lenoir City, passed away Wednesday, July 3, 2002. Dora was a Salvation Army Officer from 1942 - 1949. She remained an active soldier in the Knoxville Corps receiving her 60 year service bar in 1995. She taught the leadership training program for young people for over 30 years resulting in numerous young people committing themselves to life service as Salvation Army officers. Dora taught the Women's Bible class for numerous years. She was preceded in death by parents, Andrew and Elizabeth (Rainey) Johnson; brothers, Sherman and Billy Johnson; sister, Rosa Ellen (Johnson) Parsons. Survived by husband of 53 years, Kenneth E. Kingsbury Sr.; children and spouses, Darrell and Debbie Kingsbury of Gulfport, Ms., Dawn and Dan Heard of Hattiesburg, Ms.; step-children, Kenneth E. Kingsbury, Jr. of Los Angeles, Ca. and Thomas F. Kingsbury of San Francisco, Ca.; grandchildren, David L. and Misty Kingsbury of Memphis, TN, Denise L. Kingsbury of Monroe, La., Hannah K. Kingsbury of McDonough, Ga., Vanessa (Heard) and Anthony Wolfe of Denham Springs, La.; sisters, Vestina Johnson and Henrietta Johnson of Middlesboro, Ky., Juletha (Johnson) Fuson of Pineville, Ky.; brothers, Mack Johnson, Alonzo Johnson of Middlesboro, Ky., Estle Johnson of Colorado Springs, Co. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike, Knoxville. The body will lie in state from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at The Salvation Army Corps, 409 N. Broadway, Knoxville, with funeral services to follow at 11 a.m. at the church. Major Dewey Alderson and Lt. Colonel W. Edward Laity will officiate. Burial will follow in the Lynnhurst Cemetery, 4717 N. Broadway, Knoxville. Serving as pallbearers: Steve Fuson, David Fuson, David Kingsbury, Donald Strickland, Captain Joseph Irvin, and Major Dan Heard. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Salvation Army, Knoxville Corps Youth Program. Click Funeral Home is serving the Kingsbury Family.
Hudgins, Michael Chandler, age 47, of Knoxville, passed away Thursday, July 4, 2002 following along illness. Preceded in death by Father Dr. J. Carmack Hudgins; Brother David C. Hudgins; Grandparents James C. and Hilda C. Hudgins, F. L. and Laura Lou White Coffee of Lawrenceburg, TN. Survived by Wife Carol Johnston Hudgins of Knoxville, TN; Mother Joan C. Hudgins Cochran (Paul) of Lawrenceburg. Sister Lisa Ann Hudgins Parkes (Russ) of Columbia, TN; Sisters M'Lee Hudgins and Megan Hudgins of Lawrenceburg. Nieces Lauren, Neelley, and Blair Parkes of Columbia, TN. Nephew Sam Mayfield of Nashville, TN. Also survived by Pat Hudgins of Lawrenceburg. Uncle David L. Hudgins (Marian) of Dalton, GA; Aunt Ellen Thomas (Brice) of Lebanon, TN; Aunt Billie D. Langnau of Macedonia, OH. Mother-in-law Anna Johnston of Chattanooga, TN; Brother-in-law Charles Johnston (Cheryl) of Griffin, GA. Many cousins and beloved friends. Mike was a graduate of the University of Tennessee at Knoxville majoring in Chemistry and Biology and was employed by the Snapple Beverage Group, White Plains, NY, as a Zone Manager if Field Quality and Technical Services. He formerly worked for the TRIARC Beverage Group/RC Cola Company of Columbus, GA and was affiliated with the International Society Beverage Technologists. Mike was an avid white water paddler and a member of Tennessee Scenic Rivers Association. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel of Knoxville is serving the family of Michael Hudgins. Graveside Memorial Services will be at Mimosa Cemetery in Lawrenceburg (Neal Funeral Home) on Saturday, July 13. The family requests donations in lieu of flowers be sent to the Mike Hudgins Fund, Bank of America, Lawrenceburg, TN 38464.