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HAROLD O. ‘BUTCH’ WELLS
Harold O. “Butch” Wells, 69, Clinton, died Feb. 10, 2010, after a very long illness.

He was born Sept. 8, 1940, in Cortland, N.Y., the son of Elizabeth Roe Wells and Harold C. Wells.

He was a commercial truck driver for more than 35 years.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by: Sisters, Pat and Judy; brother, Bill.

He is survived by: Beloved wife of 16 years, Mary E. Wells of Clinton; daughter, Dawn of Connecticut; son, Craig;; three stepsons; sisters, Jean and Nancy; brother, Dennis, all of New York.

He is also survived by three grandchildren; one great granddaughter, all from Connecticut, and 11 step-grandchildren.

A Memorial Service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, 2010, at Central Baptist Church with the Rev. Glenn Ellis officiating.

The family asks that any memorials be in the form of contributions to Central Baptist Church of Oak Ridge.

“Our family misses you very much, but our hearts are happy knowing you are at peace in the arms of Jesus.”

Weatherford Mortuary was in charge of the arrangements.

An on-line guest book can be signed at www.weatherfordmortuary.com


LILLIAN ALBERTA WHITE
Lillian Alberta White, 86, Oliver Springs, died Thursday, Feb. 11, 2010 at Bridge Health Care Center in Rockwood.

She was born Sept. 14, 1923, in Perry County, Ky.

She and her family moved to Tennessee in 1954.

Before her retirement she worked at Walgreens for several years.

She was preceded in death by: Husband, Fed White Sr.; parents, Claude Williams and Lydia Rainey Williams; brothers, Robert, Charles and Claude Williams Jr.; nephews, Esau and Frankie Joe Williams.

Survivors: Son, Samuel Fed White Jr. and his wife Marilyn of Oak Ridge; grandson, Walter James White and his wife Dolores Marie of Oak Ridge; granddaughter, Angela Nicole White of Silver Springs, Md.; great-granddaughter, Ava Marie White of Oak Ridge; nephew, Tony Williams of Louisville, Ky.

The family will receive friends from 6 – 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, 2010, at Sharp Funeral Home.

Burial and graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, February 14, 2010, at Frances/White Cemetery in Whick, Ky., with the Rev. Rick Bolton officiating.

Sharp Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

An online guest book is available at www.sharpfh.com


HAZEL LOU PATTERSON
Hazel Lou Patterson, 66, Lake City, died Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2010, in Dunedin, Fla.

She was born April 21, 1943, in Campbell County to the late James Walton and Lou-Verne Keck Housley.

She was a member of Main Street Baptist Church. She enjoyed flowers, playing cards with her sisters, and spending time with family and friends. She was an avid Tennessee Titans and Lady Vols fan.

In addition to her parents, Hazel is preceded in death by a sister, Millie Morgan.

Survivors: Husband, Wayne Patterson of Lake City; sons, Terry Patterson and wife Mary of Kingsport, Scott Patterson and wife, Debbie of Powell; grandson, Bryan Patterson of Powell; sisters, Relda Campbell of LaFollette, Bobbie Poe of Jacksboro, Tomi Ayers and husband Hack of LaFollette; sister-in-law, Carol Patterson of Lake City; special friends from her Sunday school class at Powell First Baptist; several nieces and nephews and many friends.

Visitation will be from 6 – 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12, 2010, at Hatmaker Funeral Home in Lake City.

Funeral service will be at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12, 2010, in the Hatmaker Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Wayne Phillips officiating.

Family and friends will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, 2010, at Campbell Memorial Gardens in LaFollette for burial.

In lieu of flowers, donations to be made to The Hospice of the Florida Suncoast, 5771 Roosevelt Blvd., Clearwater, Fla., 33760.

Hatmaker Funeral Home, Lake City, is in charge of arrangements.


PATSY CAPPS RUTLEDGE
Patsy Capps Rutledge, 68, Clinton, died Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2010, at Park West Medical Center in Knoxville.

She was born May 18, 1941, in Knoxville.

She had lived most of her life in Clinton.

She was a loving mother and grandmother and she believed in the Baptist faith. She was employed at the University of Tennessee Medical Center before becoming disabled.

She was preceded in death by: Parents, Horace and Dezaery Widby Capps; former husband, Ben H. Rutledge; brother, James Capps.

Survivors: Daughters, Janie Lucas and her husband Joe of Knoxville, Ann Dixon of Maryville and Elizabeth Kendall and her husband Wesley of Clinton; son, Ben Rutledge and his wife Rita of Maryville; 10 grandchildren; brothers, Wiley, Doug, Otis, Joe, Howard, J.C., and Maynard Capps; sisters, Cathy Long and Inez Swanagin; several nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends.

The family will receive friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, 2010, at Sharp Funeral Home.

Graveside services and burial will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 12, 2010, at Woodhaven Memory Gardens.

Sharp Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

An online guest book is available at www.sharpfh.com


EULA ‘FAYE’ PHILLIPS
Eula "Faye" Phillips, 90, Lakeland, Fla., died Sunday, Feb. 7, 2010, at Highlands Lake Center of congestive heart failure.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church at the Mall in Lakeland, Fla.

She was a longtime resident of Clinton and was a former member of Second Baptist Church, where she remained active in Sunday school, worship service and Young at Hearts until she moved to Florida in November, 2003.

She was also a member of the South Clinton Home Demonstration Club and the AARP.

Her favorite past time was calling to check on homebound friends and former co-workers, which she continued doing after she moved to Florida. She retired from Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge after more than 37 years as a licensed practical nurse.?Born on Sept. 15, 1919, in the Little Prater community of Buchanan County, Va., she was the daughter of the late Sparrell and Mattie Murphy Ratliff.

Preceding her in death were: Sisters, Nell Hutchinson, Winnie Keene, and Dorothy Striegel; brothers, Edd Ratliff, Percy Ratliff, Kermit Ratliff, Tobe Ratliff, and Sparrell (Toddy) Ratliff Jr.?Survivors: Son, James Morris Phillips, and wife Carolyn of Lake Wales, Fla.; daughter, Terri Phillips Coker, of Lakeland, Fla.; grandchildren, Mandie Coker Sponyoe of Frederick, Md., and James Matthew Phillips of Mulberry, Fla.; great-grandchildren, Drew, Shelby, Doug, and Nick Sponyoe of Frederick, Md., and Giulia Maria Phillips of Mulberry, Fla.; several nieces and nephews.?The family will receive friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, 2010, at Holley Gamble Funeral Home, 675 S. Charles G. Seviers Blvd., Clinton, with the Rev. Jim McPherson officiating.

Memorial Services will follow at 8 p.m. in the chapel.

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 19, 2010, at Anderson Memorial Chapel and Gardens, 640 Oliver Springs Highway, Clinton.

Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton is in charge of the arrangements.


GAILANN FLACK
GailAnn Flack, 62, Knoxville, died Friday, Feb. 5, 2010, at Parkwest Medical Center in Knoxville.

She was a very loving wife and mother. She volunteered her time as a Girl Scout leader and in the school systems.

She was preceded in death by: Parents, Alexander and Miriam Haywood; husband, Paul Flack; brothers, Alexander and Walter Haywood.

Survivors: Daughter, Karen Deem and husband Patrick of Knoxville; goddaughter, Ashley Velasquez of Calif.; sons, Robert Parker and wife Deidre of Colorado, John Parker Jr. of N.J.rother, Robert Haywood and wife Jan of Mississippi; sisters, Cheryl Alfano and husband Joe of N.J., Susan Graves and husband Curt of N.J., Cindy Daulton and husband Dennis of N.J.; grandchildren, Tony and Brianna; a host of other relatives and friends.

Services will be held at a later date.

Jones Mortuary in Clinton, TN is in charge of all arrangements.

Online condolences can be made for Ms. Flack @ www.jonesmortuaryllc.com.


CONVEY ‘FIT’ LAWSON
Convey "Fit" Lawson, 66, Briceville, died Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2010, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.

He was born on March 19, 1943, in Anderson County, to the late Melford and Lucreasey Lawson.

He enjoyed fishing and was an avid University of Tennessee Volunteer football fan. He also enjoyed spending time with family and friends, especially his grandchildren.

He will be greatly missed.

He is preceded in death by: Parents, Melford and Lucreasey Lawson; brothers, James, Howard, and Hubert Lawson; sisters, Geneva Edmonds, Lodena Lawson, Opal Mae Johnson, Joyce Ann Braggs, Christina Lawson and Juanita Lawson.

Survivors: Son, Robert "Big Joe" Lawson and wife Cathy of Briceville; daughter, Lori Bedsole and husband Shawn of Andersonville; brother, Jessie Lawson and wife Juanita of Briceville; grandchildren, Joshua Aaron Wilson, Caleb Trent Wilson, and Charity Faith Wilson of Andersonville; special daughter-in-law, Cathy Lawson of Briceville; special friends, Susie Lawson, Jeff Wilson, and Eric Honeycutt; a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.

The family will receive friends from 6 – 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, 2010, at Lake City Christian Fellowship with a memorial service to follow at 7 p.m. with the Rev. Justin Phillips officiating.

Holley Gamble Funeral Home in Lake City is in charge of all arrangements.


KENNETH R. WORTHINGTON
Kenneth R. Worthington, 62, of St. Joseph, Minn., died peacefully Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2010, at his home.

A “Celebration of Life” service was held 3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5, 2010, at Starks and Menchinger Family Funeral Home, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph, Minn., with pastor Marlo Fritzke officiating.

Memorials may be made to the Humane Society of Southwest Michigan or to the First Baptist Church, Clinton.

Those wishing to sign the memory book online may do so at www.starks-menchinger.com.

He was born Aug. 15, 1947, in Clinton to Dennie and Ruth (Fox) Worthington.

He graduated from Clinton High School in 1965 and attended the University of Tennessee. He proudly served our country as a Sgt. in the U.S. Army during the Viet Nam War where he was stationed in Thailand. He enjoyed a long career in nuclear energy, most recently working at Donald C. Cook Nuclear Plant in Bridgman, Mich., for 15 years before retiring because of health issues in 2005.

In his spare time he enjoyed spending time with family and friends. particularly the love of his life, Ann Marie, his wife of 28 years.

His hobbies included fishing, gardening, poker, and rooting for his favorite team, the University of Tennessee. Before becoming ill, he was an avid golfer and received several trophies for golf tournaments in southwest Michigan.

He is survived by: Wife, Ann Marie Worthington of St. Joseph; daughters, Brandi (Kip) Lowe of South Riding, Va., Amy (Matthew) Brown of Seneca, S.C., and Kelly Nicole Worthington of Denver, Colo; granddaughters, Madison and Jordan Lowe; parents, Ruth and Dennie Worthington of Clinton; brother, David (Anne) Worthington of Clinton; nephew, Dennie Worthington of Clinton; mother-in-law, Mary Chomo; sisters-in-law, Linda (Frank) Uran, Paulette (Robert) Bigott, Rose (Jeffery) Szpak; brother-in-law, Paul (Mary) Chomo; many nieces and nephews; beloved pets, dog Lady and cats Tiger and Patches.


THOMAS ALLEN PATTERSON
Thomas Allen Patterson, 73, Andersonville, died Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2010, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.

He was a member of Blowing Springs Baptist Church. He served in the U. S. Army for 20 years and retired from Armstrong Rubber Company. He spent time working on small engines.

He was preceded in death by: Parents, Allen and Carlie Patterson; sisters, Wilma Jean Patterson, Mary Ward and husband Jim.

Survivors: Wife, of 53 years, Reva Wright Patterson; sister, Wanda Wright and husband Boyd of Clinton; several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12, 2010, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton with funeral service following at 8 p.m. in the chapel with the Rev. Tom Byrge officiating.

Family and friends will meet at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, 2010, at Oak Ridge Memorial Park for graveside services with full military services by the Campbell County Honor Guard.

Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton is in charge of the arrangements.


DANA WEBSTER JR.
Dana Webster Jr., 66, Knoxville, died Saturday, Feb. 6, 2010, at his home.

Mr. Webster was born Sept. 8, 1943, in Knoxville.

He grew up and lived most of his life in Oliver Springs, moving back to Knoxville 10 years ago.

He served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. Before his retirement he was employed by the City of Oak Ridge as a masonry supervisor.

He was a cabinet maker, a carpenter and welder.

He loved his family and enjoyed attending his grandchildren's ball games. He was also an experienced pilot who enjoyed many hours of flying

He is preceded in death by: First wife, Kathleen; parents, Dana Webster Sr. and Faye Rae Logan Webster.

He is survived by: Wife, Laura Grubbs Webster of Knoxville; children, Dana Webster III and his wife Tracy of Oliver Springs, Michelle Tinsley and her husband Robert of Lawrenceburg, Ky., Melinda Topmiller and her husband Gary of Oliver Springs, Melissa Webster of Clinton, Sarah Johnson of Louisville, Ky., Robert Johnson of Ft. Benning, Ga., Samantha Johnson of Knoxville and Russell Johnson of Knoxville; brother, Carl Webster of London, Ky.; sisters, Evelyn Anderson of Kingston and Margaret Bolden of Nashville; grandchildren, Rachel, Mark, Jeff, Victoria, Luke Webster, Mary Kate, Kara, Gary Topmiller, Caden Wells, and Amelia Sharp; special friends, Rob Spires, Ronnie Farmer, and Scott Whalen.

The family received friends from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2010, at Sharp Funeral Home.

The funeral followed at 1 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. David Johnson officiating.

Burial and graveside followed at Mt. Pisgah Cemetery.

Sharp Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

An online guest book is available for Mr. Webster at www. sharpfh.com.


TIMOTHY MARLOW II
Timothy Marlow II, 22, Lake City, died Sunday, Feb. 7, 2010.

He was born on Nov. 11, 1987, in Anderson County.

He enjoyed camping, hiking and spending time outdoors. He also enjoyed spending time with family and friends.

He is survived by: Mother, Teresa McMahan of Lake City; father, Timothy Marlow of Lake City; brothers, Franklin David Marlow of Clinton, Terry McMahan of Clinton, Melton McMahan of Clinton; special friends, Denny Phillips of Clinton, Bob Wallace of Clinton

The family will receive friends from noon – 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2010, at Holley Gamble Funeral Home in Lake City with a graveside service following at the Norris Dam State Park Cemetery with the Rev. Charles Harness officiating.

Holley Gamble Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.


JAMES EDWARD WILLIS (EDRO)
James Edward Willis (Edro), 56, Clinton, died at his home Saturday, Feb. 6, 2010.

He was born on Feb. 27, 1953, in Oak Ridge.

He was a sensitive man, who loved the outdoors and the freedom it offered. Because of him, we have learned that nothing is more precious than life. Tomorrow is not promised to us, and thus each day should be lived to the fullest. With his fondness for life, he loved people and made those close to him feel that love. To live on in the hearts and minds of those you leave behind is not to have died at all.

He was preceded in death by: Father, James H. (Red) Willis; niece, Brandy Lynn Carter.

Survivors: Cherished wife and daughter, Bobbie Sue and Chloe Marie Willis; precious mother, Joyce Willis; sisters and brothers-in-law, Lynn and Ronnie Carter and Sonya and Shawn Franklin; mother-in-law, Reba Webb; sister-in-law, Debbie Bumgardner; nephews and nieces: Lee Carter and Monica Carroll, Cody Franklin, Joy and Brian Haas, Jamie and Kim Bumgardner, Pasha Bumgardner; host of other family and friends whom he considered special.

The family will receive friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2010, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton with funeral services at 8 p.m. in the chapel with the Rev. Marty Stooksbury officiating.

Interment will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, 2010, at Grandview Memorial Gardens in Clinton.

Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton is in charge of the arrangements.


PAULA JILL PHILLIPS PAOLETTO
Paula Jill Phillips Paoletto, 51, Oliver Springs, died Sunday, Feb. 7, 2010, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.

She was born July 10, 1958, in Anderson County to the late James and Iva Dean Foust Phillips.

She was a member of Clinch River Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by: Grandparents, Ed and Mable Foust and Authur and Flonnie Phillips; sister, Joan Phillips; uncle, Sonny Foust.

Survivors: Son, Austin Raths of Houston, Texas; daughter, Amanda Rice of Oliver Springs; step-daughter, Stephanie Rice o Virginia; granddaughter, Mya Paoletto; brother, Jim Phillips and wife, Treva of Lake City; sisters, Jacqueline Dugger of Lake City, Loretta Williamson; special friends, Dorothy “Crickett” Lowe , Karen Petersen; several nieces and nephews and friends.

Visitation will be from 6 – 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2010, at Clinch River Baptist Church.

Funeral service will be at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2010, at Clinch River Baptist Church with the Rev. Tom Byrge, the Rev. Keith Tillman, and the Rev. Larry Webster officiating.

Family and friends will meet at 10:30 a.m Thursday, Feb. 11, 2010, at Hatmaker Funeral Home to go in funeral procession to Foust Cemetery in Lake City for an 11 a.m. burial.

Hatmaker Funeral Home, Lake City, is in charge of arrangements.


ELMER KENNEDY
Elmer Kennedy, 71, Estill Springs, Tenn., died Friday, Feb. 5, 2010, at his home.

He was born Sept. 30, 1938, in Charlie's Branch in the New River Community of Anderson County.

As a child he lived in Frost Bottom and continued to live there until adulthood. He moved to Middle Tennessee in 1979.

He served his country in the United States Army and he retired from Wilson Sporting's Goods Manufacturing as a machinist.

He was preceded in death by: Wife, Joyce Kennedy; mother, Fannie Kennedy; brothers, Leamon, Lowell and Glen Kennedy; niece, Deliata Lynn Brown.

Survivors: Father and step-mother, James and Alieen Kennedy of Kingston; sons, Dennis White and wife Karen of Estill Springs, Jeff Kennedy and wife, Melissa of Madison, Ala., Mark Kennedy and wife Tina of Winchester, and James Kennedy of Tullahoma; daughters, April Arnold and her husband Joey of Winchester, and Robin "Tina" Aslinger of Oak Ridge; 13 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; brother. George Kennedy and wife Debbie of Harriman; sisters, Zelma Kennedy and husband Walter of Harriman, Glenna Cornett and husband Buzz of Speedwell, and Betty Harrison and husband Rodney of Kingston; nieces, nephews, extended family members and special friends.

The family received friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 7, 2010, at Sharp Funeral Home.

The funeral followed at 8 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Butch Mullins officiating.

Burial and graveside services were held at 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 8, 2010 at Sulfur Springs Cemetery.

Sharp Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

An online guest book is available at www.sharpfh.com


JOHN SCOTT ADKINS
Son of Tom and Barbara Adkins of Oak Ridge, John Scott Adkins, 54, died Thursday, Feb. 4, 2010, at his home.

He is survived by: Wife, Lucinda Mae Adkins; daughters, Rachel Marie and Caro Lynn; three grandchildren, and extended family and friends.

He was predeceased in death by his son, John Scott Jr.

A graveside service was held at Anderson Memorial Gardens Sunday, Feb. 7, 2010.

Any memorials may be made to First Christian Church, Disciples of Christ, 100 Gum Hollow Road, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, 37830.

An online guest book may be signed at weatherfordmortuary.com


ELAINE POLY TRENT
Elaine Poly Trent of Clinton, died Feb. 8, 2010, at St. Mary's Hospice after enduring a brief illness.

Born on July 30, 1948, in Meadville, Penn., she moved with her family to Clinton in 1958 and graduated from Clinton High School in 1965.

After LPN School at St. Mary's Knoxville, and then the East Tennessee State University School of Nursing at Johnson City, she dedicated her career and her life to helping others. She worked as an RN in critical care and intensive care for 35 years first at Mountain Home Veterans Center in Johnson City, and then at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.

Known by all who knew her, her love for nursing was only outweighed by her love for her church (St. Francis Episcopal Church of Norris). As one friend said, "If anything was needed at church, Elaine was there doing it or organizing it.”

Among the many contributions to her church, she was chairman of the altar guild, a Kitchen Angel, a sponsor of the greens party, an acolyte, and organized the church's Medieval Faire for many years. She also possessed a great love of fine cooking, which she passed to her family and friends, handcrafting beautiful heirloom baby clothes, and creating exquisite floral arrangements for the church, weddings and the home.

She was preceded in death by her father, Howard M. (Hud) Poly.

She is survived by: Mother, Louise Poly of Clinton; husband of 35 years, Frank Trent of Clinton; daughter, Laura Trent of Maryville; son, CPT David Trent of Clarksville; brother and sister-in-law, Dennis and Lynn Poly and family of Omaha, Neb.; brother-in-law, Jimmy Trent and family of Russellville; uncle, Joe Poly of Kissimmee, Fla.; aunts, Neva Poly, Fran Wisgirda, and Patty Ferguson of Meadville, Penn.; a host of cousins and many, many wonderful and loving friends.

A memorial service and a celebration of life will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, 2010, at St. Francis Episcopal Church, 158 W. Norris Road, Norris.

In lieu of flowers, Elaine requested memorial donations be made to either the Education Fund of the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, Va., 22312, or to St. Francis Episcopal Church marked for the Kitchen Fund, (The Rev. Joe Minarik), P. O. Box 29, Norris, Tenn., 37828 or 865-494-7167.

Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton is in charge of the arrangements.



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