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LILLIAN HELEN MATHENY THURMAN
Lillian Helen Matheny Thurman was born Oct. 23, 1911, to the late Guy and Viola Reeves in Quebec, Tenn., and died Feb. 2, 2010.

She loved Tennessee and was an enthusiastic fan of the University of Tennessee Volunteers. Following the death of her first husband, Daniel M. Matheny, she enjoyed traveling. On one of her trips to visit her daughter, Betty Ann, in Arizona, she met Frank Thurman. They were married in 1978 and she became an Arizonan who still loved Tennessee, but enjoyed being in Arizona with her daughter, her son-in-law, Arlie, and her grandchildren, David and Christy.

On special occasions the family always enjoyed her delicious pies and on New Year’s Day she provided black-eyed peas to all the family for good luck.

She was a member of Camelback Church of Christ,

She was preceded in death by: Daughter, Betty Ann; second husband, Frank.

Survivors: Son-in-law, Arlie Ramsey; grandchildren, David Ramsey and Christy Sharn (Gary); great-grandchildren, Sophia and Sierra Sharn; step-daughter, Barbara Franzman (Seth).

A graveside service was held at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5, at Green Acres Cemetery, 401 N. Hayden Road, Scottsdale, Ariz.


ODELL S. NICHOLS
Odell S. Nichols, 81, Knoxville, died Monday, Feb. 15, 2010, at Parkwest Medical Center in Knoxville.

She was born Oct. 2, 1928, in Morgan County to the late William and Ruth Annie Bray Seiber.

She was a member of Birminghamtown Baptist Church in Middlesboro, Ky., and was retired from Martin Marietta, having worked at X-10 for many years. She enjoyed sewing, making baby quilts, and spending time with her family and friends.

Preceded in death by: Husband of 30 years, H.P. Nichols.

Survivors: Sons,Llarry Seiber and Steve Seiber; daughter, Diana Ladley and husband Lynn; sisters, Lou Nelson and Allie Seiber; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; special friends, Obie and Charlie Goins and Mylinda Powell.

The family will receive friends from 6 – 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, 2010, at Martin Oak Ridge Funeral Home.

Funeral service will be held at 7 p.m. in the chapel of Martin Oak Ridge Funeral Home with the Rev. Boyd Bingham officiating.

Interment will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 19, 2010, at Oak Ridge Memorial Park.

Martin Oak Ridge Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


OLA MAE SMITH
Ola Mae Smith, 79, Louisville, Ky., died Saturday, Feb. 13, 2010, at St. Mary’s Elizabeth Hospital in Louisville, Ky.

She was born April 28, 1930, in Harlan, Ky., to the late Wilson and Elsie Smith Husky.

She was a member of the Poplar Springs Baptist Church in Lindsayville, Ky. She loved spending time with her family and friends. She also enjoyed fishing, gospel music and golf.

She was preceded in death by: Parents, Wilson and Elsie Huskey; husband, Troy Smith; brothers, J.D. Huskey, R.C. Huskey and Alonzo Huskey.

Survivors: Brother, L.B. Huskey of Caryville; sister, Lucille Harrod of Winter Haven, Fla.; several nieces, nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be from 4 – 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2010, at Hatmaker Funeral Home in Lake City.

Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2010, at Oak Grove Cemetery in Lake City with the Rev. Ron Roberts officiating.

Interment will follow the graveside service.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the charity or church of your choice.

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


LARRY ALBERT SEXTON
Larry Albert Sexton, 61, Clinton, died Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2010.

He was a member of St. Mark United Methodist Church and a U. S. Army Vietnam Veteran.

He was preceded in death by: Parents, Albert Charles and Marion Sexton; brother, Robert "Bobby" Sexton.

Survivors: Wife of 35 years, Nancy K. Sexton of Clinton; daughters, Carrie Brigger and husband William "Bill" of Cincinnati, Ohio, Connie Gregg and husband Tim of Pittsburg, Penn., Julie Gannon of Clinton; sisters, Linda Wernicke and husband Leonard of Florida, Laurel Pallo and husband James of Ohio, Holly LeVay of Florida, Charlene Sexton, Penelope Sexton, Jacqueline Ball, all of Ohio; 11 grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.

The family received friends from 1 – 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, 2010, at St. Mark United Methodist Church with memorial service following at 4 p.m. with the Rev. Wayne Hedrick officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Mark United Methodist Church, Clinton, Tenn., or American Liver Foundation, 75 Maiden Lane, Suite 603, New York, N.Y., 10038.

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


DONALD LEE WHITE JR.
Donald Lee White Jr., 38, Knoxville, died Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2010, at his home in Knoxville.

He was born in Cleveland, Ohio, July 21, 1971.

He enjoyed playing video games and golf. He especially enjoyed spending time with his son, Dennis, who was the love of his life.

His is preceded in death by: Father, Donald Lee White Sr.

Survivors: Mother, Dorothy Jenkins and husband Tommy of Cleveland, Ohio; son, Dennis White of Knoxville; special friend, Margaret Riggs of Lafollette; step-daughter, Michaela Dossett of Lafollette; brother, Eric Clyde White of Lafollotte; step-brothers, Tommy and Timmy Jenkins of Toledo, Ohio; sisters, Constance Whaley of Jamestown, Roberta White of Knoxville; nieces, Jazmine and Charity Whaley, Erin Lemar, Angel White, Tiffany Bunch; nephews, Eric White and James Jenkins; special friends, Donnie Young and Michael Dossett.

The family received friends from 1- 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, 2010, at Holley Gamble Funeral Home in Lake City.

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


ANNE K. METIER
Anne K. Metier, 62, Clinton, died Feb. 14, 2010, at her residence after a long and courageous battle with cancer.

She was a human resource director at Carlisle Tire in Clinton until her illness. He favorite time during her life was being around her beloved grandchildren and loving family.

She was a member of Clinton Second Baptist Church.

Preceded in death by: Father, Earl Bullock.

Survivors: Son, Michael Farley and wife Traci of Clinton; grandchildren, Raegan and Maison Farley of Clinton; mother, Jessie W. Hamilton of Clinton; sister, Linda White and husband Joe of Clinton; brother, Larry Bullock of Clinton; her love and special friend, Buddy Davis of Clinton; several nieces, nephews, and friends who stood beside her during her illness.

The family will receive friends from 5 – 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, 2010, at Clinton Second Baptist Church.

The funeral service will begin at 7 p.m. with the Rev. Mike Thompson officiating.

The graveside will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 19, 2010, at Grandview Memorial Garden.

Holley Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton is in charge of all arrangements.


RITA F. HENSLEY
Rita F. Hensley, 55, Rutledge, formerly of Clinton, died Feb. 15, 2010, at St. Mary's Hospice in Knoxville.

She was a member of Island Ford Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by: Father, Ernest E. Norton; sister, Myra K. King; brothers, Michael Hatmaker, Dale Hatmaker, Ricky Norton.

Survivors, Husband, Terry Davis of Rutledge; daughter, Angela "Angie" Sharp and husband Tom of Lake City; son, Joseph Hensley and wife Aquella of Clinton; mother, Mary Jo Hatmaker of Andersonville; step-father, Mirma Hatmaker and wife Connie of Andersonville; grandchildren, Thomas and Chelsey Sharp, Kayla Norman, Shane and Brennan Hensley; sister, Ann Hill and husband John of Clinton; brothers, Ernie Norton and wife Bonnie of Andersonville, Ernie Norton of Kentucky; brothers-in-law, Clifford Davis and wife Debbie, Wayne Davis and wife Christine; several nieces and nephews and host of other relatives and friends.

The family will receive friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2010, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, 2010, at Sequoyah Baptist Church with the Rev. Gerald Hatmaker and the Rev. David Seiber officiating.

Graveside services will follow at Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church Cemetery.?Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton is in charge of the arrangements.


HOWARD LAWSON HICKS
Howard Lawson Hicks, 78, Oliver Springs, died Thursday, Feb. 11, 2010, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.

Graveside services with full military honors will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2010, at Highland Memorial Cemetery.

Sharp Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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


TEE EDNA MOORE MEREDITH
Tee Edna Moore Meredith, 84, of the Claxton Community in Powell, died Saturday morning, Feb. 13, 2010, at her residence.

She was a beautician for more than 37 yrs at Edgemoor Beauty Shop. She was a member of South Clinton Baptist Church.

Preceded in death by: Husband, J.B. Meredith, who was a former Anderson County Road Superintendent; son, Norman Miller; parents, Tee and Viola Moore; sister, Virginia Robinson.

Survivors: Daughters, Linda Parker of Clinton, Sharon Miller of Kingston; sons, Glen Miller and wife Jaci of Nashville, Terry Lynn Miller and wife Debra of Kingsport; step-sons, J.B. Meredith Jr. of Clinton, Frank Meredith of Clinton; sisters, Imogene Hensley and Raymond of Oak Ridge, Arizona Acuff and Utah of Corbin, Ky., Bobbie Sue Hatfield and Howard of Summerset, Ky.; 12 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2010, at Holley Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton with a service to follow in the chapel at 8 p.m..

A graveside service will be held Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2010, at Woodhaven Memorial Gardens.

Holley Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton is in charge of all arrangements.



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