Randy Dewayne Householder, age 20, of Forest Hill, LA, formerly of Knoxville, entered eternal rest Tuesday, January 30, 2007 in Rapides Parish. He was born on August 1, 1986. Randy was a Baptist by faith, an avid four wheeler rider, loved riding on Wind Rock Mountain, loved vacationing in Florida on the beaches and also, enjoyed jet skiing. He was a loving son, brother, grandson, nephew and friend. Randy leaves behind his loving family to cherish his memories, his father and mother, Chris and Cheri Householder of Knoxville; one brother, Dallas Householder of Knoxville; paternal grandparents, Deborah Householder and Lloyd Brewer of Knoxville; maternal grandparents, Bobby and Pat Nall of Forest Hill; maternal great-grandparents, James and Audrey Maskew of Gulfport, MS; uncles, Ricky and Damon Nall both of Forest Hill; fiancée, Lacey Paul of Hineston; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Friends may call at their convenience from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at the Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike. Funeral Services will be held at 12 noon Tuesday in the Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel. Interment will follow in the Highland Memorial West Cemetery.
Thomas D. Kerr Sr., born October 4, 1920, died peacefully on Tuesday, January 30, 2007. He served in the U. S. Army in W. W. II landing on Normandy Beach and returned to his country's call during the Korean Conflict landing on Inchon Beach. He returned home where he graduated from Auburn University and accepted a job as an Industrial Engineer at Robertshaw Fulton. He was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Mary Lib Kerr. Survived by his brother, Allen Kerr; sister, Ruth Park both of Alabama; daughter, Ann Manas and son-in-law, Hal Manas of Knoxville; son, Tom Kerr Jr. of Knoxville. He will be missed as well by his many nieces, nephews, grand nieces, grand nephews, family and friends. A memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please support your local humane society or the charity of your choice. Click Funeral Home, 109 Walnut Street, Lenoir City is serving the family of Thomas D. Kerr.
Spangler, Martha Webb, age 76, a resident of Greywood Crossing, Knoxville, formerly of Lenoir City, passed away Tuesday, July 1, 2003 at the Ft. Sanders Parkwest Hospital. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Lenoir City, where she worked in the nursery for 15 years. Martha retired from the Lenoir City Utilities Board after 18 years service. She served as a volunteer at Ft. Sanders Parkwest Hospital for several years. Preceded in death by parents, Steve Wood Sr. and Essie Carson Wood; brother, Steve Wood Jr.; brother and sister-in-law, Max and Betty Wood; father of her children, Hoyt Webb. She is survived by her husband, Donald E. Spangler; son and daughter-in-law, Rev. Bill and Sharon Webb of Dallas, Tx.; daughter and son-in-law, Susan and Steve Moore of Knoxville; grandchildren, Shawn Webb, Ryan Jones, and Courtney Jones; four step children, Donnie Spangler, Brenda Rhea, Patricia Mize-Redding and Sally Fish; eight step grandchildren; seven great step grandchildren; brother, Quay Wood of Tucson, Arizona; sister-in-law, Jean Wood of Etowah; several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Click Funeral Home in Lenoir City. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at the First Baptist Church, Lenoir City with Rev. Dick DeMerchant, Rev. Bill Webb and Rev. Bill Wilkinson officiating. A private interment will be held in the Lakeview Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church Building Fund, 2085 Simpson Road East, Lenoir City, TN 37772. Click Funeral Home, Lenoir City is serving the family of Martha Spangler.
Carmack, Rev. Billy Charles, age 72, of Loudon, formerly of Lenoir City, passed away Wednesday, July 2, 2003. He was a member of Sixth Ave Church of God. Rev. Carmack had pastored several Church of God Churches in the area including: West Lenoir, Loudon, Midway, Midtown and Cedar Bluff. He retired from Liberty National Insurance Company and was a member of Life Underwriters. Bill was preceded in death by his parents, Cal and Edna Mae Williams Carmack. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Anna Johnson Carmack; daughter, Marsha Brown of the home; grandson, Mark Anthony Stevens; and great grandson, Mark Anthony Stevens II. The family will receive friends from 12-1 p.m. Saturday followed by funeral services at 1 p.m. at Sixth Avenue Church of God in Lenoir City. Rev. Ernie Varner, Rev. Tommy Patterson and Rev. Fred Cook will officiate. Interment will follow in the Loudon Co. Memorial Gardens. Serving as pallbearers, Jim Hamilton, Joe Hildreth, Curtis Fritts, Frank Hildreth, Leroy Ellis, Tommy Moats and Maynard Scott. Friends may also call at their convenience Thursday and Friday at Click Funeral Home in Lenoir City.
Sparks, Bobby Ernest, Sr., age 57, of Knoxville, passed away July 4, 2003. Bobby was an E-6 Sergeant in the U.S. Army . He was a dedicated son, father and grandfather. He was preceded in death by his father, Jack Ernest Sparks. Survivors: Mother, Opal Sparks; son, Bobby Ernest (Robby) Sparks, Jr.; daughter, Mary Elizabeth (Beth) Sparks Jones; grandchildren, Cara and Megan Sparks of Knoxville, Kayli, Kayden & Emily Jones of Maryville. The family will receive friends Sunday from 6 - 7:30 p.m. with funeral services to follow at 7:30 p.m. in the Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel with Rev. A. J. Crawford officiating. Family and friends will gather at 2 p.m. Monday at Highland Memorial Cemetery for graveside services and entombment. Pall Bearers: Alan Myers, Rocky Bowles, Jimmy Waters, Tim Hatcher, Rusty Denton and Charlie Kirby. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike is serving the family of Bobby Sparks.
Mallett, Muriel, age 88, of Lenoir City, formerly of Salisbury, NC passed away July 4, 2003 at the home of her daughter, Marsha Gaster. She was also a former resident of Echo Ridge Retirement Residence. Muriel was born in Little Rock, AR on August 4, 1914, to E.E. and Irene Beaumont. She was a member of First Church of Christ, Scientist, Knoxville, TN and was an avid golfer and Life-Master bridge player. Muriel was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Wade Mallett. Survivors: son, Michael Mallett and wife, Ann of Richmond, VA, daughters, Rene Hales and husband, Alan MacKellar of Lexington, KY, and Marsha Gaster and husband, Roy of Lenoir City, TN; grandchildren, Robert Hales and Frances Farmer both of Salisbury, NC, Alex Hales of Chicago, IL, Patrick Mallett of Cary, NC, Irene Tellup of Winston-Salem, NC, Lindsay Gaster of Elmhurst, IL, and Lauren Gaster of Sarasota, FL, eight great-grandchildren. Memorial services will be held in Salisbury, NC on Wednesday, July 9. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to First Church of Christ, Scientist,3622 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919. Click Funeral Home is serving the family of Muriel Mallett.
Gates, Ron L., age 63, of Lenoir City, passed away Sunday morning, July 6, 2003 at the Parkwest Hospital. Ron was a born again Christian. He was retired manager of Winn Dixie Store of the Tampa Division in Tampa, Florida. Ron was a former salesman for Metro Ford. Preceded in death by parents, Ralph and Clara Gates; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Charles and Gladys Anderson; and brother-in-law, Bob Anderson. Survived by his wife of 45 years, Jackie Anderson Gates; daughter, Cindy Errington and husband, George of Lenoir City; son, Lynn Gates and wife, Heidi of Monroe, N.C.; grandchildren, Mollie Errington, Blake Gates, Maegan Gates; several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:30 p. m. Monday at the Hawkins Chapel with funeral services to follow at 7:30 p.m. with Rev. Junior Ward officiating. A private graveside service will be held in the Loudon Co. Memorial Gardens. The family requests that memorials be made to the American Cancer Society, P. O. Box 154, Loudon, TN 37774. Hawkins Chapel, 102 B Street, Lenoir City is serving the family of Ron Gates.
Wilson, Linda Gail McNabb, age 55, of Lenoir City, passed away suddenly, Saturday, July 5, 2003 at her home. She was a former employee of Charles H. Bacon Co., Maremont, Malibu Boats and McDonald's. Linda was a member of Silver Ridge Baptist Church. Preceded in death by parents, Willis Nathaniel and Carrie Lee Mincy McNabb; and sister, Margaret Parker. Survived by husband, James Wilson; daughter, Melissa Holt and husband, Jeff; son, Tony Bosher and wife, Cathy; grandchildren, Dustin Holt, Sarah Monroe, Noah Cusick and Aaron Cusick; great granddaughter, Madison Monroe; sister, Jerry West and husband, Roy of Georgia; brothers, Doug McNabb and wife, Janice, Curtis McNabb and wife, Ruth and W. N. McNabb and wife, Mildred all of Lenoir City; several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:45 p.m. Tuesday at Click Funeral Home in Lenoir City with funeral services to follow at 8 p.m. with Rev. Frankie Parris and Rev. C.J. Spears officiating. Family and friends will gather at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Click Funeral Home and proceed to Lakeview Cemetery for 10 a.m. graveside services. Click Funeral Home, Lenoir City is serving the family of Linda Wilson.
Harvey, James Earl, age 87, of the Glendale Community, Lenoir City, passed away Sunday evening, July 6, 2003, at the Blount Memorial Hospital. He was a member of Antioch Baptist Church. A member of Greenback Masonic Lodge #691, 32 Degree Scottish Rite and a member of Greenback Order of Eastern Star #401. Earl was retired from Yale Security. Preceded in death by parents, Marion Osco Harvey and Lucreta Ford Harvey; sister, Elizabeth Munsey; brothers, Earnest Odell Harvey, Reemer Harvey and Charles Omer Harvey; sons-in-law Sam Skidmore and Kenneth Disney; mother of his children, Julia Mae Katherine French Harvey. He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Lowell and Imogene Harvey of Glendale; daughters and sons-in-law, Earlene and Joe Brannon of Glendale, Betty and Lee Wass of Louisville, Barbara and Curtis Jackson of Lenoir City, and Judy Skidmore of Glendale; 11 grandchlldren; 14 great grandchildren; 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 Click Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ronnie White officiating. Family and friends will gather in the Hickory Valley Cemetery for Graveside services at 11 a.m. Thursday with masonic services by Masonic Lodge #691 and #593. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Click Funeral Home, Lenoir City is serving the family of James Earl Harvey.
Nuchols, Geralene Baker, age 63, of Powell passed away at 6:10 p.m. Wednesday July 9, 2003 at her home after a long courageous battle with cancer. Gerrie was a member of Full Gospel Christian Fellowship Church in Maryville. She was preceded in death by her son, Rick Easterday; grandson, Brian Easterday; mother, Edith M. Baker; brother, Ray Baker. Survivors: sons, Scott Easterday of Powell, Todd Easterday and wife Ida of Maryville, Bobby Nuchols and wife Angel of Powell; granddaughter, Charity Faith Nuchols; father, Roy Baker of Knoxville; sisters and brothers-in-law, Shelba and Wayne Long of Knoxville, Ganell and Junior Morelock of Knoxville, Linda and Ken Johnson of Concord, Arnetta and Charles Boldin of Knoxville, Gail White of Gaston, SC; brothers and sisters-in-law, Wayne Baker and friend Jean Dills of Knoxville, Fred and Connie Baker of Knoxville, Allen and Joann Baker of Sweetwater; several nieces and nephews; care giver, Carolyn. The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel followed by funeral services at 11 a.m. with Rev. Gerald Lawson and Minister Bonnie Murray officiating. Interment will follow in Byrds Chapel Cemetery. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel is serving the family of Geralene Baker Nuchols.
Harvey, George Lee, age 87, of the Cave Creek Community, Loudon, passed away Thursday, July 10, 2003 at the Loudon Health Care Center. George was a 50 year member of Union Masonic Lodge #38. A member and Deacon of New Midway Missionary Baptist Church. George was trustee and caretaker of Cave Creek Cemetery for many years. Preceded in death by parents, Charlie Jackson and Bettie Hall Harvey; sister, Hester Mae Harvey; brothers, James Martin Harvey and John Thomas Harvey. Survived by brothers and sisters-in-law, Frank and Betty Harvey, Clyde Harvey all of the Cave Creek Community and Avery and Betty Harvey of Lenoir City; sister-in-law, Blanche Harvey; nephews, Terry, Gary, Dale, Dean and Donnie; and niece, Ava. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Friday at Click Funeral Home in Lenoir City with funeral services to follow at 7:30 p.m. with Rev. Wayne Province officiating. A masonic service will follow conducted by the Union Lodge #38. Family and friends will gather at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Click Funeral Home and proceed to Loudon Co. Memorial Gardens for graveside services at 10 a.m. Click Funeral Home, Lenoir City is serving the family of George Lee Harvey.
Tallent, Ralph Pearson (Whitey), age 64, of Tellico Plains, passed away Friday, July 11, 2003 at his home. He was a member of Fairview Baptist Church. Whitey formerly operated Whitey’s Body Shop. He was preceded in death by his parents, A. J. and Martha Williams Tallent; and sisters, Gertie Elliott and Alma Graves; brothers, Oscar Tallent and Beecher Tallent. Survived by his wife, Donna Hensley Tallent; daughter, Tonya Bledsoe and husband, Keith; son, Derrick Ethan Tallent; 2 grandchildren, Devvin Howard and Trinity Bledsoe; brothers, Bobby Tallent and Jack Tallent; sister, Ray Helton of Manchester; several nieces and nephews; step-daughters, Priscilla Monger and Vicki Morgan Ferrugia; step grandchildren, Brandy Brown, Brittany Monger, Kassi Devault and Kodi Bruner; and step great grandchild, Parker Brown. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday at Click Funeral Home in Lenoir City with funeral services to follow at 7 p.m. with Rev. Glenn Gregg officiating. Family and friends will gather at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Click Funeral Home and proceed to Corinth Cemetery for graveside services at 2 p.m. Click Funeral Home, Lenoir City is serving the family of Ralph (Whitey) Tallent.
Allen, Mary Elizabeth Cunningham, age 81, of Knoxville, went to be with the Lord Thursday afternoon July 10, 2003 at the Baptist Health Care Center. Elizabeth was of the Baptist faith and affiliated with First Baptist Concord. She was preceded in death by her husband, Verlin Louis Allen; great grandchildren, Savanna and Sara Allen; brother, Murrell Cunningham; sister, Ruth Rogers. Survivors: children, Mary Jo Simpson and husband Nathan of Loudon, Lewis Allen and wife Mary of Cleveland, Joyce Saylor and husband Russell of Huntsville, AL, Kenneth Allen and wife Cynthia of Lenoir City, Becky Hurst and husband Jeff of Lenoir City; Larry Allen and wife Sherrie of Knoxville; 13 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; sisters, Bernice Bibee and husband Billy, Kate Avens all of Sweetwater; several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 3 to 4:45 p.m. Saturday at the Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel followed by funeral services at 5 p.m. with Rev. Keith Wilkerson officiating. Family and friends will gather at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Sunset Memorial Gardens in Cleveland for graveside services. Memorials may be made to the The Arthritis Foundation, 212 S. Peters Road, Knoxville, TN 37923. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel 11915 Kingston Pike is serving the Allen family.
Geesland, Mary J., age 83, of Arvin, Texas, and most recently a resident of Loudon Health Care Center in Loudon, Tennessee, passed away Monday, July 14, 2003. Mary was a veteran of World War II serving as a nurse in the Phillipines. She was a lifelong member of American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars. Mary was retired from Lockheed Martin. She is survived by her two sisters, Marjorie Barry of Birmingham, Alabama and Sylvia Chagnard of Metairie, Louisiana; nephews, Rod Cooper and wife, Connie of Loudon, Brian Cooper of Crossville and niece, Laura Cooper of Birmingham. Family and friends will gather at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the Lakeview Cemetery in Lenoir City for graveside services and interment. Rev. Mark Gooden will officiate. Click Funeral Home in Lenoir City is serving the family of Mary J. Geesland.
Lester, Rose Elizabeth Wilcox, age 65, of Oak Ridge, formerly of Lenoir City, passed away Tuesday morning, July 15, 2003 at the Oak Ridge Methodist Medical Center. Rose was born and raised in Lenoir City and was a former employee of the Ford Motor Company in Missouri. She was preceded in death by her parents, Martha and Bill Wilcox; brothers, James and Taft Wilcox. She is survived by her husband, Jerry Lester; four sons: David Lester of Holt, Missouri, Richard Lester of Oak Ridge, Mark Lester of Clinton and Jason Lester of Corryton; 12 grandchildren and 1 great grand child; brothers: Bill Wilcox, Bob Wilcox and Ralph Wilcox; sisters: Areta Roberts, Ethel Snodgrass and Stella Johnson; many nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 6-7:45 p.m. Thursday with Funeral Services to follow at 8 p.m. in the Click Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Rick Lambert officiating. Family and friends will gather at 11 a.m. Friday at the Woodlawn Cemetery for Graveside Services and Interment. Click Funeral Home, Lenoir City is serving the family of Rose Lester.
La Trobe-Bateman, Basil Frederick, age 80, of the Tellico Village Community, Loudon, TN, formerly of Memphis, TN and Atlanta, GA, died Tuesday afternoon, July 15, 2003. Basil was a member of St. Elizabeth's Episcopal Church in Farragut, TN. He was born in England and served as an officer in the British Army Royal Artillery for 6 years from 1941 to 1947. Basil came to the United States in 1947 and worked for British Overseas Airways Corp (British Airways) for 23 years. After an accident in the early seventies, he realized his artistic abilities. In addition he was vice president of Bateman Travel in Memphis until his retirement in 1992 when he retired to Tellico Village near Knoxville, TN. He became a citizen of the United States in 1998. He was preceded in death by his son, Julian La Trobe-Bateman in 1994. Survivors: wife of 45 years, Frances La Trobe-Bateman; children and spouses, Christopher and Lisa La Trobe-Bateman of England, Melissa and Christopher Ryder of San Francisco, CA; grandchildren, Charlie, Benjamin, Caroline, and Spencer La Trobe-Bateman, Georgina, Andrew and Olivia Ryder. Funeral services 11 a.m. Friday July 18 at St. Elizabeth's Episcopal Church with Rev. Matthew Dutton-Gillett officiating. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to St. Elizabeth's Episcopal Church, 110 Sugarwood Drive, Farragut, TN 37922. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel 11915 Kingston Pike is serving the La Trobe-Bateman family.
Dora Dale Bryant Guinn, age 93, of Asbury Acres in Maryville, formerly of Lenoir City returned to God on July 16, 2003. Born on November 9, 1909 in Sardis, Henderson County, Tennessee. She was the daughter of John M. Bryant and Eudora Outlaw Bryant and Beulah B. Bryant. She was a member of Kodak United Methodist Church. Preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Frank J. Guinn and a daughter, Anne-Dale Guinn Criss. Sisters: Geneva B. Rowland, Elizabeth B. Freeman, and Peggy Murphree. Brother: John M. Bryant, Jr. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, John F. & Karen H. Guinn of Dandridge, TN. Her grandchildren: Lee Anne G. Hall and husband, Jeff of Seymour, TN; Virginia G. Wyatt and husband, Jerry of Sevierville,TN; and Jon D. Guinn of Madison, WI. Her great-grandchildren: Doug, Sam, and Sophie Hall; Jed & Lily Wyatt. A sister, Nell B. Conditt of Virginia and a sister-in-law, Anne J. Bryant of North Carolina. Several nieces and nephews and dear friends. She served with her husband overseas assignments for the U.S. Department of Commerce in Ethiopia, Sudan, Thailand, and Laos. Dora was an avid cook and homemaker and worked in the food service departments of Farragut and Doyle Schools and Shannondale Health Care Center. Her family would like to offer special thanks and recognition to the nurses and staff of Asbury Acres Health Center at "The Garden " for their compassionate, loving care. Services will be held on Friday, July 18, 2003 at Click Funeral Home in Lenoir City with the family receiving friends from 1:00-3:00 p.m. and a Celebration of Life at 3:00 lead by Rev. Ty Harrison. Burial will follow at Lenoir City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to "The Garden" at Asbury Acres Health Care Center at 2648 Sevierville Road, Maryville, TN 37804. Click Funeral Home in Lenoir City is serving the family of Dora Guinn.
Elmore, John Anderson, Jr., age 90, of Lenoir City, passed away Wednesday morning, July 16, 2003, at Sweetwater Nursing Center. John was born November 1, 1912, in Wilder, Tennessee to the late John Anderson and Mahalia King Elmore. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Lenoir City. John was retired from the Army Corps of Engineers and a veteran of World War II serving, with the United States Navy . He was preceded in death by his wife, Gladys Clark Elmore and his three sisters, Madge Alexander, Nina Gibbons, and Dora White. John is survived by his daughter, Betty Elmore, of Lenoir City and several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 17, at Click Funeral Home in Lenoir City. Family and friends will gather at Click Funeral Home by 10:30 Friday morning, July 18, and proceed to the Mt. Zion Cemetery for graveside services with Rev. Dick DeMerchant officiating. Full military honors will be conferred by the American Legion Post. Pallbearers will be: Joe Goolsby,
Randall Goolsby, Zachary Gardner, Jay Krajewski, Dwight Amos, Jr. and Robert Foshee. Honorary pallbearers will be Ivan Tinnel’s Sunday School Class. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Salvation Army, 105 A. Street, Lenoir City,TN, 37771, or the charity of your choice. Click Funeral Home in Lenoir City is serving the family of John Elmore.
Pellom, Rev. Tom, age 43, of Knoxville, passed away Wednesday July 16, 2003 at the U.T. Medical Center. He was a member of the Northshore Baptist Church and was a former pastor of the Grace Full Gospel Baptist Church in Union County. He was preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Aileen Pellom; brother, Michael Pellom and a sister, Betty Moore. He is survived by his wife of 2 years, Heather Pellom; son, Jason Pellom and wife Kelley; daughter, Ashley Pellom; granddaughter, Riley Pellom; brothers, Jim Pellom of Knoxville, Larry Pellom and J.C. Pellom of Lenoir City, Butch Pellom of Roane County, John Pellom of Knoxville, Danny Pellom of Lenoir City and Tony Pellom of Texas; sisters, Nancy Baker of Tellico Plains and Linda Cansler of Lenoir City; several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 6-7:45 p.m. Friday with funeral services to follow at 8 p.m. at the Northshore Baptist Church, 8022 Nubbins Ridge Road, Knoxville, TN, with Rev. Jimmy Pellom and Rev. Donnie Owenby officiating. Family and friends will gather at Click Funeral Home at 10:30 a.m. Saturday and proceed to the Lakeview Cemetery for Graveside Services at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to help with final expenses. Click Funeral Home is serving the family of Rev. Tom Pellom.