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HORDE, EDWARD HOPSON (HOP EDWARDS) - 84, died August 6, 2014, after battling Parkinson's disease. He was born December 10, 1929, in Nashville, Tennessee, the son of Gaither Wilson Horde, Sr. and Maurine Crute Horde. After serving in the Navy during the Korean war, he enrolled at the University of Alabama, where he received a bachelor's degree and later received a master's degree from the University of Tennessee. Hop began his career in radio and television in Birmingham, Alabama. After moving to Knoxville, he worked as an announcer at WATE radio and television and then as program director for WKOP/WETP, PBS television. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church where he served as elder, deacon, Stephen Minister, president of Men of the Church, and a teacher in the James Park and Rosa Scott Sunday School classes. He was a member of Cherokee Country Club where he was an avid golfer. He is survived by his wife, Mary Adair Horde; daughter, Mary Melissa Kesterson and husband Rick, Stowe, VT; brother, G. Wilson Horde, Jr. and wife Jackie; brother, Rodney Horde, Melbourne, FL; step son, Louis Crossley and wife Laurie; step daughters, Trinka O'Fallon and husband Jim, Mary Crossley and husband Tom Juring; sister-in-law, Martha House; and brothers-in-law, Lawrence House and Larry Long; grandchildren, are Robbie Crossley, Anne Lipe Emery (Geoffrey), Jenny Guyton McGlothin (Kevin), Nash O'Fallon, Malcolm Juring, Wilson Juring, Pamela Kamat (Tej), Josh Kesterson (Tabitha); great grandchildren are Hayes and Cross Emery, Jaxon and Truly Kesterson. The family wishes to express gratitude to the 4th floor staff of Shannondale Healthcare for their loving assistance in caring for Hop. A memorial service will be held at First Presbyterian Church, Knoxville, at 11:00 am. on Saturday, August 9, with Dr. William C. Pender officiating. The family will receive friends after the memorial service at the church. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be sent to Heritage, Heart, and Hope fund, First Presbyterian Church, 620 State St, Knoxville, 1N 37902. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. Online condolences at

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Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel
6200 Kingston Pike Knoxville, TN 37919
(865) 588-8578
Published in Knoxville News Sentinel from Aug. 8 to Aug. 9, 2014
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