Glynn Ann Thomas, age 52, of Knoxville, formerly of Lenoir City, passed away Monday, February 19, 2007. She was a member of Valley Grove Baptist Church. Glynn Ann was a loving wife, mother and sister. She was preceded death by father, Glen Keener and mother, Famey Keener. Survived by husband, Greg Thomas; children, Luanne Pressley, Darla, Chaunacy Foster, Brett Allgeier, Emily Thomas, Cyril Thomas, Becca Allgeier, Megan Lyon, Aidan Lyon, Austin Thomas and Kelsey Allgeier; many grandchildren; sister, Mary Ruth Miller of Toledo,Ohio; brothers: Homer Keener of Spokane, Washington, Gene Keener of Lenoir City and Nathan Keener of Charlotte, North Carolina; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. Thursday at Click Funeral Home, Lenoir City. Funeral services will follow at 7 p.m. with Rev. Lloyd Powell officiating. Family and friends will gather at the funeral home by 10:45 a.m. Friday and proceed to Shady Grove Cemetery for graveside services at 11 a.m. Click Funeral Home, 109 Walnut Street, Lenoir City is in charge of arrangements.
Cayla Jo Babb, age 24, of Knoxville, formerly of Lenoir City, passed away Tuesday, February 20, 2007. Cayla left her earthly home to join her grandfather, Seldon Bohanan, her grandfather and grandmother, Charlie and Hattie Babb and Uncle Bill in their Heavenly home. Left with broken hearts, but looking forward to joining her: loving parents, Charles and JoAnn Babb; her always loved and cherished brother and sister-in-law, Chuck and Darlene Babb; very special nephews, Josh of El Paso and McCauley; grandmother, Jo Bohanan; precious Uncle Larry and Aunt Punk, her mentor, Aunt Pat and Uncle Mike Lance, Aunt Wanda of Kentucky, pal, Bobby Bracken of Kentucky, Uncle Bud, Uncle Harvey and Jigger and Aunt Patsy; many wonderful cousins and friends; with special love to cousins, Michele Hall, Jennifer Smith, little brother cousin Justin Hall and her very special friends who loved her more than words can say, Kia Vanatta and Donnie Jennings. Cayla did so much with her too short life; she served in the United State Coast Guard during 9/11, she was an EMT-IV with Rural Metro with whom she volunteered to help with Hurricane Katrina victims, and she was a phlebotomist with East TN Childrens Hospital. Saying that she loved to help people does not begin to describe who Cayla was. Not a day went by in her life in which she was not trying to make another person smile. Those of us who had the great pleasure of truly knowing her will remember her smiling face and her warm loving heart. There was never something she was not willing to try. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2:45 p.m. Saturday with funeral services to follow at 3 p.m. in the Click Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Richard Turbeville officiating. Entombment will follow in Lakeview Mausoleum with full military honors conferred by VFW Post 5150 and American Legion Post 120, 70 and 256. Serving as pallbearers: Josh Babb, Michael Hall, Corey Frye, Ronnie Marney, Jamey Hall and Adam Schrimpsher. Click Funeral Home, 109 Walnut Street, Lenoir City is serving the Babb family.
Amos, Artie M., age 93, of Lenoir City, passed away peacefully at Baptist Health Care Center at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, February 23, 2007. Artie was a lifetime member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by parents, John and Savannah Amos; brothers, Fred, Raymond and Smith Amos; sister, Flora Amos and Edna Anderson. Survived by sisters, Emma Lee Amos, Nelle Wilkerson both of Lenoir City and Faye Dyer of Dayton, OH; nieces, Sue Ann Oliver and husband, Mickey of Loganville, GA, Becky Harmon of Knoxville and Peggy Dyer of Dayton, OH; nephews, Richard Wilkerson and wife, Janie, Bradley Wilkerson all of Lenoir City, Mike Dyer of Dayton, OH and Billie Anderson of Florida; several great nieces and nephews; special sister-in-law, Sue Amos. A special thanks to special care giver and niece, Marlene Filmer. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at Click Funeral Home, Lenoir City. Funeral services will follow at 8 p.m. with Rev. Mickey Oliver and Rev. Glenn Gamble officiating. Family and friends will gather at the funeral home by 10:30 a.m. Monday and proceed to Pleasant Hill Cemetery for graveside services at 11 a.m. Nephews will serve as pallbearers. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made for the upkeep of Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Send memorials to c/o Dean Brewster, 101 Brewster Road, Lenoir City, TN 37771. Click Funeral Home, Lenoir City is in charge of arrangements.
Heller, Muriel, age 99, of the Tellico Village Community, Loudon, TN formerly of Menasha, WI passed away Friday, February 23, 2007. She had resided for the last year and a half at the Neighborhood in Tellico Village. She was a member of First Congregational United Church of Christ in Neenah, WI and attended Tellico Village Community Church regularly. Muriel was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Eastern Star, Ladies Elk, Homemakers Club and Bridge Club. She was a retired school teacher. Preceded in death by husband, Herbert Heller; sister, Maybelle Booth; brother, Clement Coggin and brother-in-law, George McGuire. Survived by her daughters, Joan Wegehaupt and husband, Duane of Westland, MI and Nancy McGuire of Loudon, TN; 9 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 10 am. to 11 a.m. Tuesday, February 27th at the Tellico Village Community Church. Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. with Rev. Marty Singley officiating. Interment will be held in Wisconsin. Memorial contributions may be made to The Tellico Village Community Church or the Menasha Public Library in Wisconsin. Click Funeral Home, Lenoir City, TN is in charge of arrangements.
Taboada, Lorenzo R., age 58, of Lenoir City, passed away Tuesday, February 20, 2007. He was of owner and operator of El Potrillo Mexican Restaurant in Tellico Village. He is survived by his wife, Eva Taboada; daughter, Dolce Rodriquez; sons, Rudolfo Taboada and Daniel Taboada; grandchild, Gabriel Rodriquez. The family will receive friends from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church. A funeral mass will follow at 5 p.m. with Father David Boettner officiating. Click Funeral Home, Lenoir City is serving the family of Lorenzo Taboada.
Frances Collins Melton, age 93, of Lenoir City, passed away Saturday, February 24, 2007. Frances was a longtime member of First Baptist Church. She was retired from Charles H. Bacon Hosiery. Frances was preceded in death by husband, Ralph Melton; brother, Raymond Collins; sisters, Anna Faye Kirkland, Myrtie Chambers and Imogene Collins. Survived by son, Lee Melton and wife, Edna of Lenoir City; granddaughters, Melissa Johnson and Rhonda Stephens; great grandchildren, Quinna Hatfield, Hayden Johnson, Levi Johnson, Micaela Stephens and Bailee Stephens; great great granddaughter, Ramey Hatfield; sister, Beryl Law of Marietta, GA; several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday with funeral services to follow at 7 p.m. in the Click Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Dick DeMerchant officiating. Family and friends will gather at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Loudon County Memorial Gardens for graveside services. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church Building Fund, 2085 Simpson Road East, Lenoir City, TN 37772. Click Funeral Home, 109 Walnut Street, Lenoir City is in charge of arrangements.
Lela Mae Mason Duckworth, age 93, of West Knoxville, passed away Saturday, February 24, 2007. Lela attended Mars Hill Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by husband, William J. Duckworth. Lela is survived by her daughter, Linda Pickle Cloninger and husband, Burl Cloninger of Knoxville; granddaughter and husband, Laura W. Fox and David H. Fox Jr.; great grandchildren, Lacey Victoria Fox and Mason Alexander Fox all of Stryker, OH and son-in-law, Arthur H. Pickle of Knoxville. Family and friends will gather at 10 a.m. Monday, February 26, 2007, at Edgewood Cemetery in Knoxville for graveside services with The Rev. Charles W. B. Fels officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Buddy's Race Against Cancer, Attn: Laura Root, c/o Thompson Cancer Survival Center, 1915 White Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37916. The family expresses its sincere appreciation to the staff of Heritage Assisted Living for all their concerns, attention and loving care. Click Funeral Home, 109 Walnut Street, Lenoir City is in charge of arrangements.
Celia Defee, age 48, of Knoxville, formerly of Carrollton, TX, went to be with the Lord Friday evening, February 23, 2007 at her home. Survivors: husband of 25 years, Cliff Defee; daughter, Casey Lynn Defee; son, Scott Defee both of the home; mother, Dovie Ficke. A Celebration of Life will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Ridgedale Baptist Church, 5632 Nickel Road, Knoxville. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel 11915 Kingston Pike is serving the Defee family.
William Irving Donaldson, age 84, of the Tellico Village Community in Loudon, TN, passed away in Knoxville, TN, (University of Tennessee Medical Center) February 25, 2007. He was born in Detroit, MI, but moved with his parents to Huntington, WV, where he graduated from high school. Prior to receiving a congressional appointment to the United States Naval Academy from South Carolina, he attended the Tennessee Military Institute at Sweetwater, TN. He graduated in June, 1946 as a member of the class of 1947. After graduation, he served on destroyers, completed naval flight training and flew as a Hurricane Hunter, served as an instructor at the United States Naval Academy, flew blimps, retiring from the Navy in 1966. He obtained a Masters degree in Education from Penn State, subsequently serving as an Assistant Professor at Penn State. He retired from teaching in 1982 and moved to his retirement home in Gaylord, MI, eventually moving to Loudon, TN, in 1996. He was a University of TN Master Gardner and antique clock repairer. His affiliations included :the Masons/Shriners, US Naval Academy Alumni Association; The Retired Officers Association; Navy Hurricane Hunters; National Society of Professional Engineers Senior Engineering Technician. Preceded in death by his parents, J. Harold Donaldson and Nellie Mae (Tingley) Donaldson; brothers: Harold, Robert, and Dean. Survived by his wife, Constance Marshall Donaldson; sons: William I. Jr. (and Patricia O.) Donaldson of Mansfield, TX; Kent R (and Pat) Donaldson of Harrisburg, PA; Scott L (and Penny) Donaldson of Loudon, TN; daughter, Marsha E. (and James) Robbins of West Orange, NJ; five grandchildren: Toni Lynn Simpson, William I Donaldson III, Sandra Helen Robbins, James C. Robbins Jr, William Kenneth Robbins; eight great grandchildren: Stewart and Samuel Simpson; Cassandra, Ethan, and Elijah Donaldson; Jillian and Benjamin Robbins; Amber Smith; A memorial service will be held at Click Funeral Home, Lenoir City, TN, on Wednesday, February 28, 2007, at 5:00 pm est. The family will greet friends following the service. Burial will be in the Naval Academy Columbarium, Annapolis, MD. Click Funeral Home, 109 Walnut Street, Lenoir City, TN 37771 is in charge of arrangements.
Nannie Belle Lanham, age 93, of Farragut, died Sunday afternoon, February 25, 2007 at River Oaks Assisted Living. Nannie Belle was a long time member of First Baptist Church Concord. Her grandfather P. W. Bevins gave the property for Crichton Memorial Baptist Church, which later became First Baptist Concord. She was known among the people of her church and community as a lady with a sweet spirit and a giving heart. She sold her home place to her church to enable them to build the present worship center. Nannie Belle was a teacher of children and youth in her church for many years and she had a great love for missions. She attended church faithfully until the last two weeks of her life. Nannie Belle was an honorary member of the Dale Bewley Sunday School Class. This class adopted and cared for Nannie Belle during her later years of life. Nannie Belle lived her whole life in the Concord Community and worked for many years at Farragut Drug Store. She was a member of BTI Sunday School Class (Mildred Smith, Teacher), WMU, AARP and Keen Agers. Nannie Belle was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, C.E. (Neal) Lanham; parents, Lloyd S. and Otta Fay Bevins. She is survived by her aunt, Wilda Bevins Ford; many cousins, among them, Mayor Eddy Ford and wife Linda, Jack Bevins and wife Mary, E. S. Bevins Jr. and wife Billie, Robert Bevins and wife Priscilla, Lillian Swan and husband Bill, Lynn Bevins and wife Nova, Peggy Blevins and husband W. R., James H. Addington and wife Kay, Gus Addington and wife Mary Lou, Tom Addington and wife Glenda, Lloyd Householder and wife Rose Marie; Brenda Portwood and husband Russell; numerous other second cousins. A Celebration of Life will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church Concord with Dr. Doug Sager and Rev. Steve Peek officiating. Family and friends will gather at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Concord Masonic Cemetery for graveside services. Pall bearers: Dale Bewley, Cliff Hsieh, Tim Patterson, Ron Lewis, Jim Ealy, Greg Daniels, Russell Portwood and Jason Lockwood. A special thanks goes to Tim and Ernie Patterson, Dale and Marion Bewley, Russell and Brenda Portwood, Barry and Terry Williams, Cliff and Ruby Hsieh and Ron and Cheryl Lewis, Robin and the staff of River Oaks Assisted Living in Lenoir City and CARIS Health Care. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Senior Adult Ministry of First Baptist Church Concord, 11704 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37934. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel 11915 Kingston Pike is serving the family of Nannie Belle Lanham.
Thelma Price, age 62, of Fruithurst, Al, formerly of Knoxville, TN passed away Sunday evening, February 25, 2007. Thelma was a member of Antioch Baptist Church in Carrollton, GA. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. Survivors: husband, Larry Price; daughter Robin Oehler; son, Raymond Allen Price; 3 grandchildren, 1 great grandchild, 3 brothers, Charles, David and Robert Steneye and 2 sisters, Carolyn Jones and Diane Robertson. The family will receive friends from 5 to 6:45 p.m. Tuesday followed by funeral services at 7 p.m. in the Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel with Rev. Roger Lynn Price officiating. Family and friends will gather at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Lake View Cemetery for graveside services. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike is serving the Price family.
Wason Gardner Campbell, age 88, of Farragut, formerly of Greenfield, died early Wednesday morning, February 28, 2007 at NHC Cavett Hill. Wason attended University of Tennessee Martin, taught in a two room school house in Weakley County and received a BS degree from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville in 1941. He served in the U S Army from May 1942 to July 1947, attaining the rank of Captain. He joined the Federal Bureau of Investigation in 1947 serving in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Buffalo, NY, and Washington, D C; retiring as an Assistant Director in 1974. After retirement, Wason taught at Northern Virginia Community College for 15 years. He moved to Memphis in 1989 and to Farragut in 1998. Wason was preceded in death by his parents, sisters and a brother. Survivors: wife of 62 years, Mary Wittenberger Campbell; children and spouses, Sally and Ron Smith of Farragut, Priscilla and David Lee of Brentwood, Tim and Cynthia Campbell of Alexandria, VA, Alice and Wayne Juhnke of Oak Park, IL; grandchildren and spouses, Amy and Michael Rainwater, Jill and Chad Thomas, Ginny Lee, Rose Campbell and Elena Campbell; great grandchildren, Kyle, Brady and Emily. A Celebration of Life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel with Rev. Don McConnell officiating. A special thank you for the loving care and friendship Wason received from the nurses and staff at NHC Cavett Hill. The family request no flowers, memorials may be made to Cure Autism Now, 5455 Wilshire Blvd. #2250, Los Angeles, CA 90036 or to Faith Fellowship Bldg. Fund, P O Box 24162, Farragut, TN 37933. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel 11915 Kingston Pike is serving the Campbell family.
Tackett Landon Riley Hodge, infant son of Jesse Tackett and Jessie Hodge of Lenoir City, passed away Monday, February 26, 2007. Survivors including parents; paternal grandparents, Samuel and Donna Tackett; maternal grandparents, Richard and Teresa Hodge; aunts, Emerald Hodge and Molly Hodge. The family will receive friends from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Friday at Cornerstone Church of God. Funeral services will follow at 7:30 p.m. with Chaplain Brenda Fox officiating. Click Funeral Home, Lenoir City is in charge of arrangements.
Manis, Madge L., age 87, of Lenoir City, passed away Wednesday, February 28, 2007 at Park West Hospital. She was a member of Bookwalter United Methodist Church where she was a Sunday school teacher for many years. Preceded in death by husband, Clayton Eugene Manis; son, Donald Eugene Manis and daughter-in-law, Donna Sue Manis. Survived by her daughter, Margaret Turpin and husband, Donald of Lenoir City; 4 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. Friday at Click Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow at 8 p.m. with Rev. Lee Cates officiating. Family and friends will gather at 10 a.m. Saturday at Greenwood Cemetery for graveside services. Click Funeral Home, Lenoir City is in charge of arrangements.
Alfred Joseph Reinhart, age 85, of Farragut, TN passed away Wednesday evening, February 28, 2007 at St. Mary's Medical Center. Alfred was a member of St. John Neumann Catholic Church. He was a veteran of World War II serving with the U S Navy. Alfred was retired from Sinclair Oil Company after 25 years service. After his retirement, he spent 10 years with the U. S. General Service Administration. Alfred was a member of the Knoxville Rose Society. He was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Helen Mary Brooks Reinhart; parents, Ferdinand and Rose Julian Reinhart. Survivors: son and daughter-in-law, John and Virginia Reinhart of Germantown, MD; daughter and son-in-law, Marilyn and Edwin Marshall of Knoxville; grandchildren, John Reinhart Jr., Thomas Reinhart, Dean Peter Marshall and Candice Marshall; great grandchildren, Tatum and Cade; sister, Julia Willis of Knoxville; brother and sister-in-law, Ross and Nancy Reinhart of New York. The family will receive friends from 3 to 5 p.m. Friday at the Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel followed by a Christian Wake Service at 5 p.m. A funeral mass will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at St. John Neumann Catholic Church with Father John Dowling officiating. Graveside services 11:30 a.m. Monday at the East Tennessee State Veteran's Cemetery with full military honors conferred by the Volunteer State Veteran's Honor Guard. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel 11915 Kingston Pike is serving the Reinhart family.
Tinder, Elise Wyrick, age 87, of Lenoir City, passed away peacefully Saturday evening January 4, 2003 at Arbor Terrace in Knoxville. Elsie was a member of First Baptist Church. She was retired from Charles H. Bacon Hoisery Mill. Elsie was preceded in death by her husband, Nathan Tinder; parents, Charlie and Ada Huffman Wyrick; sisters, Selma Campbell and Eva Sowards; brothers, Charles, Howard and Eugene Wyrick. Survivors: son and daughter-in-law, Steve and Janet Tinder of Knoxville; grandchildren, Sarah and Chris Tinder; sisters, Geneva Duff of Knoxville and Iva Swann of Dandridge; several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 5-6:45 p.m. Monday with funeral services to follow at 7 p.m. in the Click Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Dick DeMerchant officiating. Family and friends will gather at Lenoir City Cemetery at 11 a.m. Tuesday for graveside services and interment. Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church, 2085 Simpson Road East, Lenoir City, TN 37772. Click Funeral Home in Lenoir City is serving the Tinder family.
Smith, Bobby Sloan (Bob), age 65, of Lenoir City, passed away Saturday evening, January 4, 2003 at his home. He was a member of Central United Methodist Church where he was a Sunday School Teacher and sang in the church choir. Bob was a past Rotarian and past president of the American Red Cross. He was a member and chairman of the Loudon Co. School Board. Bob served in the U. S. Army. He was former owner and manager of Lenoir Builders Supply. Preceded in death by parents, Mr. and Mrs. Barron Smith. Survived by wife of 43 years, Shannon Smith; children, Mark Smith and wife, Teresa of Lenoir City, Melissa Best and husband, Dr. Ric Best of Loudon; grandchildren, Bradley, Wesley and Hunter Smith, Christopher Best; step-grandson, Tom Best and wife, Heather of Phoenix, Az; brother, Billy Smith and wife, Sue of Oxford, Miss.; several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends Monday from 5 to 7:45 p.m. at the Central United Methodist Church with funeral services to follow at 8 p.m. with Rev. C. Mark Gooden, Rev. Leonard Turner and Rev. Corydon Friedrick officiating. Family and friends will gather at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Click Funeral Home in Lenoir City and proceed to the Loudon Co. Memorial Gardens for graveside services at 10 a.m. Serving as pallbearers, Tom Best, David Canada, Herbert Gentry, Earl Lauderdale, Willard Rollins, Bud Rogers, Tom P. Limburg, Lloyd Johnson and Bradley Smith. Full military honors will be conferred by American Legion Post #120 and VFW Post #5150. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to American Cancer Society or Central United Methodist Church Chancel Choir Fund. Click Funeral Home, Lenoir City is serving the family of Bob Smith.
Harvey, Sallie Frances, age 103, of Baptist Health Care Center, Lenoir City, passed away Wednesday, January 8, 2002 at the health care center. Sallie was a member of Cave Creek Missionary Baptist Church. Preceded in death by parents, William Wallace Harvey and Sara Jane Melton Harvey; brothers, Roe Harvey of Dayton, OH, Chester Harvey of CA and William Sherman Harvey of Lenoir City; sisters, Grace Harvey White and Dollie Harvey Hart Voiles. She is survived by several nieces and nephews. Friends may call at their convenience at Click Funeral Home in Lenoir City. Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday in the Cave Creek Cemetery. The family request no flowers and memorials be made to the American Cancer Society. Click Funeral Home, Lenoir City is serving the family of Sallie Harvey.
Campbell, James Edward "Eddie" II, age 55, died Sunday, January 5, 2003, in Jacksonville, Florida. Eddie was born in Knoxville, Tennessee. He attended George C. Wallace Junior College in Dothan, Alabama and Armstrong State College in Savannah, Georgia. Eddie served 22 years in the United States Navy as an Antisubmarine Warfare Specialist. He served on the USS Saratoga during Operation Desert Storm. Eddie was employed by the US Postal Service in Jacksonville at the time of his death. He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Savannah. He was a lifelong fan of Auburn Tigers football. Eddie was preceded in death by his father, James E. Campbell, Sr., sister Carolyn A. Campbell. Survivors include his mother, Mrs. Janet F. Campbell of Savannah, GA; sisters and brothers-in-law Gayle and Dennis Andrews of Severn, MD, Angie and Leland Prewitt and Linda S. Campbell; brother Jon D. Campbell all of Savannah, GA; nieces and nephews Payton J. Prewitt, Joy Andrews, Linda Prewitt and Garrett J. Campbell, one grand nephew Trenton Andrews, and several Aunts, Uncles, and Cousins. Funeral Service 3 p.m. Friday, January 10, 2003, in the Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel with Dr. Robert Countiss officiating. Interment will follow in the Pleasant Forest Cemetery with full military honors conferred by the U. S. Navy and the Volunteer State Veterans Honor Guard. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel 11915 Kingston Pike is serving the Campbell family.