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SALLY MARIE LONGMIRE
Sally Marie Longmire, 80, a resident of the Dyllis Community in Roane County, died Monday, March 15, 2010, at Roane Medical Center in Harriman.

She was born July 31, 1929, in the Wheat Community of Roane County.

She had continued to live in this area.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Elverton Primitive Baptist Church.

Her hobbies included gardening, canning, quilting and taking care of her grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by: Parents, George Franklin Gann and Ethel Goldston Gilmore Gann; husband, Edgar Longmire; brothers, Arville Gann and James Cordell Gann; son, William Coy Gann and his wife Bonnie of Harriman; grandsons, Cody and Cary Gann; brothers, Ray B. Gann and wife Mary of Houston, Texas, and John Gann of Harriman; Bill Aslinger, a very special friend; several extended family members.

The family will receive friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Thursday, March 18, 2010, at Sharp Funeral Home.

The funeral will follow at 8 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Roger Buck and the Rev. Ralph Wilson officiating.

Burial and graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, March 19, 2010, at Elverton Cemetery.

Sharp Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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


DONNA JOY KING
Donna Joy King, 56, Oliver Springs, died Monday, March 15, 2010, at her home.

She was born April 28, 1953, in Oliver Springs.

She was a lifelong resident of this area.

She was a homemaker, a loving mother and grandmother. She attended the Tri-County Tabernacle Church.

She was preceded in death by: Parents, William and Velma Tucker Hooks; husband, David King.

She is survived by: Sons; Christopher and Patricia Seeber, Kevin and Kristi Seeber and Richie and Stephanie Seeber, all of Oliver Springs; grandchildren, Cody, Kindall, Kaitlyn, Karson, Sierra and Devon Poole Seeber.

She is also survived by a brother, four sisters, nieces, nephews, extended family members and many special friends including, Austin Seeber, Faye Tinker, Brenda Stinnett and Rhonda Maples.

The family will receive fiends from 6 – 8 p.m. Friday, March, 19, 2010, at Sharp Funeral Home.

The funeral will follow at 8 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Ralph Wilson officiating.

Burial and graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 20, 2010, at Oak Ridge Memorial Park.

Sharp Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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


THOMAS ‘LARRY’ PIERCE
Thomas "Larry" Pierce, 63, born Nov. 22, 1946, died at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge Tuesday, March 16, 2010.

He was preceded in death by: Parents, Thomas Burdette and Mabel Watson Pierce; brothers, Jim and George.

He is survived by: Wife of 40 years, Betty Kay LovVorn Pierce; daughter, Lydia Kathleen Pierce.

He is survived by: Brother, Robert Jackson Cummings; and a multitude of friends.

He graduated from Middle Tennessee State University in 1968 with a B. S. in chemistry. He was employed by Celenease Chemical Company in Louisville, Ky., before entering the United States Army, and serving in the chemical corp. He earned a MBA from the University of Tennessee in 1972. He was employed with ORNL, K-25 and Y-12 plants retiring with 30 years service. Post retirement employment was with Sandia National Lab in New Mexico, Anderson County Farmer's Co-op, and most recently with the Anderson County School System as Human Resource Director. He was an active volunteer with the 4-H and FFA programs in Anderson County for more than 20 years, helping children with livestock projects. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Clinton, serving as a deacon for 28 years, Sunday school teacher and member of the choir. He was a Renaissance man who loved history, nature, literature, writing, and entertaining. He loved singing, whistling, and laughing.

The family will receive friends from 4 – 7:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church, Clinton, Friday, with funeral services following.

He will be buried at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 16, 2010, in the Old Orchard Cemetery, Petersburg, Tenn., with full military honors.

Pallbearers will be Eddie Bates, Wes Counts, Matthew Foster, Michael Foster, Michael LovVorn, and Skip Weber.

Honorary pallbearers are Loy Ball, Mike Harmening, Joe Hall, Greg Fay, Larry Foster, and Jim Sanderson.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the Eagle's Nest Youth Ministries, P.O. Box 763, Clinton, Tenn., 37717.

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

www.holleygamblefh.com


ROBIN LYNN BAKER
Robin Lynn Baker, 45, Clinton, died Friday, March 12, 2010, at Mercy North Medical Center in Knoxville.

She was born July 14, 1964, in Michigan.

Robin enjoyed computers and animals.

She was preceded in death by: Brothers, David Rowley, and Robert Scriver Jr.

Survivors: Mother, Carol Gilliam and husband, David of Lake City; son, Dewayne Wilson of Clinton; daughter, Tonya Shetterly and husband, Derrick of LaFollette; grandchildren, Dalton Shetterly, Serria, Nevaeh, Dersia Sutton; brothers, David Rowley of Norris, Lawrence Scriver of Lake City, Jimmy Rowley of Lake City; sisters, Helen Reeder and husband, Paul of Michigan, Barbara Earley and husband, Roy of Norris, Lucy Derr and husband, Ricky of Clinton, Patty Breeder of Clinton, Christine Scriver of Lake City, Mary Davis and husband, Jerry of Athens; special aunt, Janice Meham of Michigan; several nieces and nephews and many friends.

Visitation will be from 6 – 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 16, 2010, at Hatmaker Funeral Home in Lake City.

The funeral will be at 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 16, 2010, at the Hatmaker Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Keith Wilcox officiating

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


JOHN HUFF BAYLESS
John Huff Bayless, 75, died peacefully at his home in Heiskell Saturday, March 13, 2010.

He is now “RESTIN” in the arms of our Lord Jesus Christ.

He was preceded in death by: Parents, Frank and Pearl Bayless.

He is survived by: Wife of 54 loving years, Wilma Marie Pinner Bayless; sons, Mike and wife Karen, John and wife Mary Ann, Justin and wife Cindy; daughter, Elaine Clevenger and husband Steve; loving grandchildren are Josh Bayless, Krista Steeves and husband Derek, John David Overton, Sam Overton and fiancée Nikki Cline, beloved caretaker, Stephen Clevenger II, Nathan, Gavin, Rachael, Rebecca and Joseph Bayless; great-grandchildren, Kylie Overton and Trinton Maverick Bayless.

He is also survived by a very close lifelong friend, Gaines Dinkens of Kent, Ohio and formerly of Powell.

He was a systems utilities operator with the Y-12 weapons facility in Oak Ridge and retired after 30 years of loyal service. He is survived by a multitude of co-workers who became very close friends over the years and cherished their companionship during his time there and continuing throughout his life.

John and Wilma were members of Bells Campground Baptist Church in Powell and have been highly respected members of the Powell and Heiskell communities for many years. Anyone who knew him will remember his ongoing concerns for his fellow men and women, as well as his continued willingness to extend a helping hand to anyone at any given time on a moment’s notice.

He was a firm believer in the old adage, “Home is where the heart is,” and he would tell anyone that a house was a dwelling, but a home was made of a house with family and filled with love. No one ever loved his family more than he did and this was something that he demonstrated daily without hesitation.

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

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. the following day, March 18, 2010, at Bells Campground Cemetery on Bells Campground Road in Powell.

Services will be conducted by the Rev. Jack Anderson and the Rev. Brian Trapp. Pallbearers will be grandsons with honorary pallbearers Pete Weatherford and Jack Barnett.

In lieu of flowers the family would like to respectfully request that donations be made to the local chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.

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

www.holleygamblefh.com


IVAN PARKS JR.
Ivan Parks Jr., 51, of the Laurel Grove Community in Briceville, died Thursday, March 11, 2010, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.

He was born Nov. 3, 1958, in Oliver Springs.

He was a member of the Laurel Grove Missionary Baptist Church. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, playing on the computer, and spending time with his friends and family, especially his kids.

He is preceded in death by his father, Ivan “Mike” Parks Sr.

Survivors: Wife, Lorry Parks of Briceville; sons, Michael Parks and wife Amanda of Andersonville, Daniel Parks and Tonya Justice of Briceville; daughter, Desiree Parks and Wesley Hale of Briceville; grandson, Noah Parks of Andersonville; mother, Esther Lowe Parks of Briceville; sister, Rita Durham and husband James of Briceville; grandmother, Ellen Parks of Briceville; mother-in-law, Betty Flanagan of Oliver Springs; special aunt, Edna Parks of Briceville; special uncle, Winford Harness of Briceville; severel nieces and nephews and other relatives, and many friends.

Visitation was held from 6 – 8 p.m. Saturday, March 13, 2010, at Hatmaker Funeral Home in Lake City.

Funeral service was at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 14, 2010, at Laurel Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Briceville with the Rev. David White officiating.

Interment followed the funeral service at Laurel Grove Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery.

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


TOMMY R. JUSTICE
Tommy R. Justice, 78, Oliver Springs, died Friday, March 12, 2010, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.

He was born Aug. 9, 1931, in Coalfield. He was a lifelong resident of this area.

He retired from the Y-12 federal plant in Oak Ridge as a machinist after working there for 35 years. He also owned and operated Walden Ridge Trucking Company for 15 years.

He was a member of the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church of Coalfield and the Omega Masonic Lodge # 870 F & AM.

He was preceded in death by: Wife, Betty Jean Russell Justice; parents, Victor Erwin and Violet Baldwin Justice.

He is survived by: Daughters, Janet Sexton and husband Joe of Harriman, Lisa Justice of Oliver Springs, and Angie Abston of Lenior City; son, Scott Justice and wife Betty of Coalfield; grandchildren, Amanda Russell and husband Derrick of Lake City, Shawna Sexton of Harriman, Kelsey Justice, Caleb Justice, Katie Justice, Brett Blank, all of Coalfield, Holly Abston of Oak Ridge, and Erik Abston of Lenior City; brothers, Vaughn Justice and wife Mona of Coalfield, Charles Justice and wife Betty Lou of Harriman, Russell Justice of Florida, Randall Justice and wife Barbara of Lancing, Dickey Justice and wife Judy of Coalfield, Mike Justice and wife Debbie of Coalfield; sisters, Jane McCart and husband G.M. of Florida, Katherine Guinn and husband Bob of Ohio, Linda Purdy and husband Frank of New Jersey, Susie Worstel and husband Terry of Indiana, and Denise Jones and husband Mick of Pennsylvania; several nieces, nephews, extended family members and special friends.

The family recieved friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Sunday, March 14, 2010, at Sharp Funeral Home.

The funeral followed at 8 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Garvan Walls officiating.

Burial and graveside services were heldat noon Monday, March 15, 2010, at Mt. Pisgah Cemtery with full military honors.

Sharp Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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



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