Services Saturday for Betty Jo Smith

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A celebration of life for a widely known Oak Ridge businesswoman will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, at Martin Oak Ridge Funeral Home. The family will receive …

ORNL general counsel dies at 56

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Rachel Helen Blumenfeld, 56, of Knoxville, passed away on Feb. 17. Gentry Griffey Funeral Chapel is serving the family and said arrangements will be set later.
Ms. Blumenfeld was general counsel …

JoAnne Dickey dies at 88

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JoAnne Dickey, 88, wife of former Tennessee football coach and athletic director Doug Dickey, died Wednesday in Jacksonville, Fla.
After a long illness, she succumbed to complications of Parkinson’s disease.
The Dickeys …

Marilyn Dick, philanthropist, dies at 95

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Marilyn Mandle Dick, 95, “passed peacefully and gracefully into heaven” on Thursday, Feb. 8, according to her obituary. But she also left with a sense of humor. When she was …

Business leaders pass on

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John T. O’Connor II, 83, passed away Feb. 10 at his home. He was a longtime member and past president of the Knoxville Bar Association and served as the attorney …

Regional leaders of note

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Friendships and work relationships don’t stop at the county line.
That’s why each evening, this writer surveys obituaries from more than 50 mortuaries in Knox and 12 surrounding counties. We upload …

Community loses Reister, Burnette, Hagood

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Recent deaths have reduced the ranks of community volunteers – folks who intentionally gave back to individuals and worthwhile causes.
David Bryan Reister, 76, was a conservationist who died Jan. 31. …