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Memorial for Billips
Lee Breeding Billips of Norris, a retired educator and artist, passed away July 16 in Atlanta after a long illness. She was 74.

Her family will receive visitors from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 7 at her home in Norris, 14 East Circle Road. A memorial service will be held at the Norris Religious Fellowship at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 8, conducted by the Rev. Dr. Keith Havercamp. Those attending are encouraged to bring a flower for a flower communion ceremony.

Born in Danville, Ky., to Yater and Ruth Breeding, Billips grew up in East Tennessee and graduated from Emory & Henry College, where she was homecoming queen. She met her husband Carles in college, and the couple moved to Andersonville in 1969, where they raised three children.

Billips taught at Clinton Junior High School, then moved to Andersonville Elementary, where she taught primary grades for more than 15 years.

An active member of the Appalachian Arts Craft Center, Billips was a noted craftswoman, working in clay tile and clay sculpture. She also held a number of leadership positions at the Norris Religious Fellowship, where she was particularly involved in the Sunday School program.

She was also involved in local politics, serving on the Anderson County Election Commission and with the Anderson County Democratic Women's Club.

She enjoyed traveling, particularly to England, and took each of her grandchildren on an overnight rail trip to different American destinations when they turned 8 years old.

She moved to Norris in 1998 after the death of her husband.

She is survived by her brother and sister-in-law, Mark Breeding and Fay Bright of Honolulu; three children and their families: Lee-Ann and Lynn Williams and grandchildren Kassi and Jon, Michael and Candy Billips, and Matthew and Virginia Billips and grandchildren Joe and Tom; all of Atlanta.

Donations in lieu of flowers may be sent to the Norris Religious Fellowship or the Appalachian Arts Craft Center.


RAMONA ANN MARTIN
Ramona Ann Martin, 51, Andersonville, died July 26, 2010, surrounded by her family, loved ones and caregivers. She was a very giving person, always putting others ahead of herself. Through the years many folks have enjoyed peace, friendship and joy, from her gift as an avid and wonderful gospel singer.

She was an active member of Pleasant Hills Baptist Church for many years.

She worked for the University of Tennessee Hospice Group as a registered nurse and will be missed for her cheerfulness, smiling face and willingness to help others.

She was preceded in death by her parents Bill and Ruth Hutchinson.

Survivors include her husband of 27 years, Eddie; daughter Paige and son Blake of Andersonville; aunt, Irene Farrington; uncle, Leroy Hutchinson and wife Linda; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Donnie and Sandy Martin of Clinton, Kenny and Rachel Martin of Knoxville; Richard and Cathy Abbott of Kingston, Billy and Janice Mounce of Clinton; brother-in-law Brad Martin and sister-in-law Pat Messer both of Clinton; and nieces & nephews.

The family would like to thank the staff of UT Hospice for their incredible care and support during this time.

A “Celebration of Ramona’s Life” will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 8, 2010, at the Pleasant Hills Baptist Church, 1382 Hinds Creek Rd, Andersonville.

Immediately following, the family invites everyone to help continue the Celebration by joining them at Big Ridge State Park on Norris Lake to enjoy fellowship, food and laughter.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to an account set up in the names of her children, Paige and Blake, at the ORNL Credit Union in Clinton.


AUDREY MERION ‘BROWNIE’ BROWNING
Audrey Merion "Brownie" Browning, 79, Petros, died Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2010, at the home of her daughter.

She was born Nov. 6, 1930 in Petros.

She was a lifelong resident of Morgan County.

She was a faithful Christian and a member of the Family Worship Center in the Stephens Community.

Before her retirement in 1994, she was employed at the Y-12 federal plant in Oak Ridge.

She loved animals and especially dogs. Often she nursed disabled and abandoned dogs back to health. She also enjoyed gardening.

She was preceded in death by: Parents, Harrison and Roxie Patterson Armes; son, James Farmer; brothers, Jack and Oza Armes; sisters, Dealie Boston and Oma Armes.

She is survived by: Daughters, Deborah Daugherty and husband Sam of Wartburg, Gussie Armes and husband Sammie of Wartburg, Julie Wilson of Petros; sons, Eddie Farmer of Coalfield and Carl Farmer of Petros; grandchildren, Samuel Daugherty Jr., Derrick Daugherty, Jeanine Jones, Toby Farmer, Roxie Farmer, Rachel Farmer, Sarah Farmer, Timmy Farmer, Holly Beard, Jacob Hensley and Miriah Hensley; 18 great-grandchildren.

She is also survived by: Brother, Austin Armes of Seymour, special friends, Sister Barbara Price, former husband, Edwin Farmer; and other extended family members.

The family also remembers special friends, Junior "Bug" Liles and Carrie Armes.

The family received fiends from noon – 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 5, 2010, at the Family Worship Center in Stephens community of Morgan County.

The funeral followed at 2 p.m. in the church with pastors Frank and Barbara Price officiating.

Burial and graveside services followed at Petros Cemetery.

The family expresses their gratitude to Jody Daugherty, Misty Daugherty, Fran Armes and Avalon Hospice for all the love and care provided for Mrs. Browning.

Sharp Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

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


LORETTA ‘GEZZLE’ GOLDEN BLEDSOE
Loretta “Gezzle” Golden Bledsoe, 60, Clinton, died Sunday, Aug. 1, 2010, at her home.

She was born April 28, 1950, in Anderson County to the late Don Luther and Gertrude McCoy Golden.

She was a member of Laurel Branch Baptist Church and enjoyed taking care of people and making them laugh.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by: Sisters, Lena Sue Bledsoe and Clara Jean Armes; brother, James “Midnight” Golden.

Survivors: Son , Gary Kite and wife Esta of Lake City; daughter, Gina Todd and husband John Leab of New River; brother, Donald “Doc” Golden and wife Clara of Fratersville; grandchildren, Dustin Kite, Chelsie Kite, Chandler Kite, David Leach, Brittney Todd, Dakota Sharp-Coltharp, Jayden Kite, Matthew Goodman, Aimee Leab, Jonathan Leab; special niece, Barb Cole of Alcoa; special friend, Dollie Lykins of Briceville; a host of nieces, nephews and many friends.

Visitation was held from 6 – 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2010, at Hatmaker Funeral Home in Lake City.

Funeral service was at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2010, in the Hatmaker Funeral Home Chapel, the Rev. Charlie Golden officiating.

Interment followed the funeral service at Circle Cemetery, Briceville.

You may also view Gezzle’s guest book at www.hatmakerfuneralhome.com

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


JOSEPH EDMUND MANN
Joseph Edmund Mann, 86, Clinton, died Aug. 3, 2010, while surrounded by the love of his family.

He was born Oct. 30, 1923, in Lumber City, Ga., the youngest son of Dr. Frank R. Mann Sr. and Zilla Elder Mann.

He graduated in 1943 from Georgia Tech at age 19 with a degree in mechanical engineering and began work at Y-12 in the “Secret City” as part of the war effort.

In 1946, he entered the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-Manhattan District and was involved in work essential to the production of the atomic bomb thereby contributing to the conclusion of World War II. He retired from Martin Marietta in 1984 having worked on development of various nuclear cyclotrons, accelerators, reactors, and the electron microscope.

He married the love of his life, Mary Ellen Worster Mann, Nov. 30, 1944, and they spent 66 wonderful years together.

He loved being with his family and spent 47 summers gathering with them at his cabin on Norris Lake. He enjoyed boating, fishing, gardening, designing, building and fixing almost anything. He was a member of Memorial Methodist Church.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by: Brothers, Dr. Frank R. Mann Jr., and Robert E. Mann.

He is survived by: Sister, Marjorie Mann Luckey; daughters, Martha M. Miller of Chattanooga, Melinda M. Jones and husband John Paul Jones Jr., and Mary Jo Mann of Knoxville; grandchildren, John Paul Jones III and wife Jennifer, Abigail Barnes and husband Steve, and David Jones, all of Knoxville, Ashley Boardman Miller and partner Anne Hector of Atlanta, and Sara Raglan Miller of Nashville; great-grandchild, Alexandria Mary Barnes.

The family received friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 5, 2010, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton with the service following at 8 p.m.

Burial and graveside services were at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 6, 2010, at Grandview Memorial Gardens in Clinton.

Memorial donations may be made to Memorial Methodist Church, Clinton, Tenn.

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


JANET MAE TURNER
Janet Mae Turner, 56, died Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2010, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.

She was a life-long resident of Clinton, a 1972 high school graduate of Clinton High School and a member of North Clinton Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by: Father, J.E. “Red” Turner; step-father, Dyle Hatmaker Sr.; brother, Jerry Edward Turner.

She is survived by: Mother, Pansy M. Hatmaker; step-brothers, Vaughn Hatmaker of Maryland, Dyle Hatmaker Jr. of Maryland, Dennis Hatmaker of California; many special relatives and friends along with her life long pet, Sarah.

The family received friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 6, 2010, at Holley Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton with funeral services following in the chapel at 8 p.m. with Pastor Fred “Buddy” Long officiating.

Her burial will be at noon Saturday, Aug. 7, 2010, at Anderson Memorial Gardens in Clinton.

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


GAREY EDWARD LOWE JR
Garey Edward Lowe Jr., 37, Harriman, died Saturday, July 31, 2010, at the home of his mother.

He was born June 19, 1973, in Oak Ridge.

He was a lifelong resident of this area.

He was a member of Bible Baptist Church in Harriman.

He worked as a cable lineman and he owned and operated the Garey Lowe Cable Construction Company.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, the Rev. Kenneth Johnson.

He is survived by: Mother, Rhonda Currier and husband David of Harriman; father, Garey Edward Lowe Sr. and wife Debbie of Coalfield; children, Hanna, Gabriel, Israel and Seth Lowe, all of Petros; sister, Jennifer Best and husband Shane of Harriman; step-sister, Michelle Teague and husband Jackie of Harriman, step-brothers; David Lowe of Coalfield and David Currier and wife Debbie of Harriman; grandmothers, Reva Johnson of Harriman and Julia Lowe of Oliver Springs; former wife, Carmen of Petros; and by several nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family received friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 2, 2010, at Sharp Funeral Home.

The funeral followed at 8 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Pastors Kenneth Johnson, James Foster and Wesley Duncan officiating.

Burial and graveside services were held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2010, at Petros Cemetery.

Sharp Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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


ALENE R. JUSTICE
Alene R. Justice, 71, Oliver Springs, died Saturday, July 31, 2010, at her home.

She was born Feb. 5, 1939, in Clairfield, Tenn.

She had lived in Oliver Springs since early childhood.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Oliver Springs. Before her retirement she was employed at the Office of Scientific & Technical Information "OSTI" in Oak Ridge.

She was preceded in death by: Husband, Oliver D. "O.D." Justice; parents, Thomas Hayden Giles and Mary Lela Murray Giles; and sisters, Wilma Parten, Juanita Harrison and Virginia Cunningham.

She is survived by: Daughter, Kelley Green and husband Glenn of Oliver Springs; son, Oliver D. "Danny" Justice Jr. and companion Ryan of Orlando, Fla.; grandson, Michael Payne of Oliver Springs; sisters, Billie Godfrey of Powell, Oma Kelley of Oliver Springs and Imogene Edmonds and husband Dr. Billy of Oliver Springs; and by a host of nieces and nephews.

Graveside services and burial were held at 1 p.m. Monday, Aug. 2, 2010, at Anderson Memorial Gardens with Pastor Garvan Walls officiating.

The family expresses their gratitude to Randy Alcorn and the entire Blair Fire Department.

In lieu of flowers the family request memorial contributions be given to the Mt. Pisgah Bible Printing Ministry.

Sharp Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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


KATHY CROSS SCHMITTLING
Kathy Cross Schmittling died July 30, 2010, after a courageous battle with cancer.

She retired from H&R Block in 2006 following 32 years of employment. She was a member of Central Baptist Church in Oak Ridge, loved to sing for the Lord and recorded several CDs.

She, along with her singing partner Dale, visited many churches and blessed many with their songs and testimony.

She is preceded in death by: Husband Albert K. Schmittling; and grandparents.

She is survived by: Parents, Ovia and Janis Cross; sister, Karen Phillips and husband Thad; grandmother, Minnie Lawson; special friend, caregiver and singing partner Dale Parton;and special friends, Diane Holder and Charlotte Rainey; and many relatives and friends.

The family received friends from 5 - 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug.3, 2010, at Central Baptist Church in Oak Ridge with funeral service to follow at 8 p.m. with Pastor Glenn Ellis officiating.

Graveside service were at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug.4, 2010, at Woodhaven Memorial Gardens in Claxton.

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


NANCY McGRAW
Nancy McGraw, 57, Oliver Springs, died Friday July 30, 2010, at her residence.

She was of the Baptist faith. She was a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She was always willing to meet the needs of others. She will be a great loss to her family and will be missed by all.

She was preceded in death by: Father, Charles Campbell and mother, Annie Wells; husband, Nelson Dovell Jr.

Survivors: Husband, Frank Michael McGraw of Oliver Springs; sons, Nelson Dovell and wife Valerie of Illinois, Hank Dovell and wife Patricia of Oliver Springs; daughter, Ann Pederson and husband Ricky of Maine; brothers, James Wells of Va., Melton Wells of Va.; sisters, Martha Stock of Va., Lucille Costello of Va.

She also leaves behind nine grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; best friend, Barbara Hudson of Oliver Springs; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Her family received her friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Wednesday Aug. 4, 2010, in the chapel of Jones Mortuary with her funeral service following at 8 p.m. in the chapel with the Rev. Randy Comer officiating.

Her interment was at 10 a.m. Thursday Aug. 5, 2010, at Cedar Hill Baptist Church cemetery in Clinton.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Jones Mortuary, 375 N Main ST, Clinton, Tenn., 37716.

Jones Mortuary in Clinton was in charge of all arrangements.

An online guest book is available at jonesmortuaryllc.com


JAMES (FRANK) CANTRELL
James (Frank) Cantrell, 72, Powell, died Monday Aug. 2, 2010, at his residence.

He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening.

He was preceded in death by: Parents, William E. and Jimmie Lou Cantrell; brothers, William E. Jr, Donald, Robert, Harold and Jerry Cantrell; sisters, Wanda Johnson and Virginia Mise.

Survivors: Wife, Jewell Cantrell of Powell; sons, Jim Cantrell and wife Lucy of Oklahoma City, Okla., Gary Cantrell of Dalton, Ga., Marty Cantrell of Dalton, Ga.; grandchildren, Keith Cantrell of Dalton, Ga., Brandon Cantrell of Dalton, Ga., Matt Cantrell of Powell, Courtney Arnold of Silverdale, Wash.; brother, Melvin Cantrell and wife Mary of Knoxville; sisters, Barbara Henderson and husband Farrell of Sparta, Tenn., Debra Carter and husband Ronnie of Smithville, Tenn., Carlene Brown and husband Ricky of Sparta, Tenn., Diana Phifer and husband Jerome of Big Spring, Texas; five great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

His family and close friends will have a memorial service and celebration of his life at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 7, 2010, at New Life Church of the Nazarene, 200 Lafayette Drive, Oak Ridge.

Jones Mortuary in Clinton is in charge of all arrangements.

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


ELMER HURST LEE
Elmer Hurst Lee, Oak Ridge, died July 24, 2010, at the home of his daughter, Beth Palmer and husband, Greg.

He was born June 25, 1931, in High Splint, Ky.

He moved to the Beech Grove community of Lake City in the mid-forties, graduated from Lake City High School in 1949, and graduated from Carson Newman College in 1953 with a B.S. degree in biology.

He served in the U.S. Army, 1953 -1955, in the 13th Infantry Regiment of the 8th Infantry Division with overseas assignment in Germany.

He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Oak Ridge.

He retired in August, 1993, from Oak Ridge National Laboratory after 38 years of service in the Metals and Ceramics Division, which during earlier years of ORNL, was the Metallurgy Division.

After several years of consulting at ORNL, he traveled to Japan in 1996 to accept an award for an ORNL patent which he helped to develop. At his retirement in 1993, he was honored for his work record of 34 successive years without missing a work day.

Throughout the years his interests and hobbies included boating and skiing, fishing, deer hunting, collecting antique art glass, gardening, photography, dancing with his wife and daughter, spending time with his beloved dog, Madonna, and when health allowed, attending his grandchildren’s activities.

Preceded in death by: Wife, Virginia Neal Lee in 2005; son, Anthony Randall Lee in 1982; parents, the Rev. William Hurst Lee and Lillie Lee; and sister, Wilma Lee O’Bannon.

His survivors include: Daughter, Beth Lee Palmer (Greg) of Oak Ridge; son, D. Scott Lee (Jill) of Oak Ridge; brother, William H. Lee (Barbara) of Oak Ridge; sister, Thelma Lee Pace, Dizney, Ky.; grandchildren, Peyton, Preston, Parker, and Pryce Palmer of Oak Ridge; Tanner Lee of Knoxville; local nephews, Kent Lee of Oak Ridge, and Clark Lee of Knoxville; as well as out of town nieces and nephews in Kentucky, Ohio, and North Carolina.

The funeral service was held at 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 27, 2010, in the chapel of Weatherford Mortuary with the Rev. Stella Roberts officiating.

A graveside service was held at 11a.m. Wednesday, July 28, 2010, at Oak Ridge Memorial Park.

Pallbearers were William Lee, Scott Lee, Greg Palmer, Clark Lee, Kent Lee, Bob Lyon, and Darrell Weisgerber . Honorary pallbearers will be Harry Conner and Marvin Dunseith.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Girl’s and Boy’s Club of Oak Ridge, 102 S. Jefferson Cr., Oak Ridge, Tenn., 37830 and the Oak Ridge Humane Society, 969 Oak Ridge Turnpike, PMB 366, Oak Ridge, Tenn., 37830.

The family received friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 27, 2010, at Weatherford Mortuary.

An online guest book may be signed at weatherfordmortuary.com


JAMES ‘JIM’ JOBE
James “Jim” Jobe, 63, a lifelong resident of Lake City, died Friday, July 23, 2010, at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Knoxville.

He was born Nov. 5, 1946, in Campbell County to the late Eugene and Grace Jones Jobe.

He was saved and baptized at Pine Hill Baptist Church.

He enjoyed restoration of antique and street rod cars. He loved animals, especially his cats he called his “babies.” He was a coal miner for 25 years and followed in his dad’s footsteps who worked for more than 50 years in the coal mines.

He was a proud man of very strong principles, and had impeccable work ethics.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by: Brother, Sonny Jobe; sister, Gladys Jobe Hembree; and nephew Gregory Roger Lowe.

Survivors: Sisters, Linda Sue Lowe of Lake City, Shirley Gean Dudley of Des Moines, Iowa, five nieces and nephews; and a host of friends.

Visitation was held from 1 – 5 p.m. Sunday, July 25, 2010, at Hatmaker Funeral Home in Lake City.

Funeral service was at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 25, 2010, in the Hatmaker Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Mike Foust officiating.

To Interment followed the funeral service Sunday, July 25, 2010, at Leach Cemetery in Lake City.

You may view Jim’s guest book at www.hatmakerfuneralhome.com

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


STEVE D. CHILDS
Steve D. Childs, 58, Oliver Springs, died Tuesday, July 27, 2010, at his home.

He was born Aug. 25, 1951, in the Stone building in Oliver Springs.

He was a lifelong resident of this area.

He was employed as a chemical operator at ORNL before his retirement in 2002.

He was a loving father who treasured spending time with his son, Jake. He also enjoyed riding his Harley Davidson and he was an avid University of Tennessee Vols fan.

He was preceded in death by: Father, Lawrence Childs; brother, Randy Childs; infant brother, David Allen Childs; and infant sister, Lisa Jean Childs.

In addition to his son Jake, he is survived by: Mother, Faye Childs of Clinton; brother, Darrell Childs and wife Rebecca of Clinton; and former wife, Vicky.

He is also survived by special friends, Jason and Heather Ashley and Carrie Sheldon.

The family received friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Thursday, July 29, 2010, at Sharp Funeral Home.

The funeral followed at 8 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with pastor Luke Kidwell officiating.

Burial and graveside services were held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 30, 2010, at Batley Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family request memorial contributions be given to the Batley Baptist Church youth program.

Sharp Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

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


FRED GRAY CHILDRESS JR.
Fred Gray Childress Jr., 58, died in Glacier, Mont., Saturday, July 24, 2010.

Viewing and visitation will be held at noon Saturday, July 31, 2010, at Norris United Methodist Church, 62 Ridgeway Rd, Norris, with a service commemorating his life at 2 p.m. and a reception following.

He was born and raised in Norris and graduated from Norris High School. He received his bachelor’s degree in economics from Emory and Henry College in Virginia and later completed his master’s degree in information and telecommunications systems management from Capitol College.

During the course of his life, he worked as a labor economist and systems developer for the Bureau of Labor Statistics, a business intelligence administrator for IdleAire Technologies, and an entrepreneur and business owner.

He resided in Oak Ridge, where he was actively involved in political activism as an advocate for individual sovereignty serving as president of the Tennessee Liberty Alliance. He was part of the Oak Ridge Chorus and he owned and operated a popular local restaurant, The Gourmet Café and Market, with his wife, Marcia, for two years.

He enjoyed all outdoor activities including hiking, motorcycling, kayaking, and swimming in Norris Lake. He also enjoyed music and singing, at one time singing at Saint Peter’s Basilica in Rome, Italy, as part of the Emory and Henry Concert Choir.

His last weeks were shared on Facebook with inspirational pictures and comments of his personal journey to National Parks in Colorado, California, Washington, Oregon and finally Montana.

He was a loving and devoted father and he will be greatly missed by many friends and family.

He was preceded in death by: Grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William G. Lenoir and Dr. and Mrs. Robert T. Childress.

Survivors include: Wife and step-daughter: Marcia Childress and Athena Strasel; children, Meredith Childress, Robert and wife Vanessa Childress, and Kathryn Childress; their mother and step-father, Carolyn and Mark Taylor; his parents, Fred and Louise Childress; sister and brother-in-law, Cynthia and David Hopper; brother and sister-in-law, Bill and Phyllis Childress; sister-in-law, Julia and her husband, Renato Inserra; niece and nephews, Hilary Hopper, Seth Hopper, and Drew Childress; and numerous aunts and uncles and cousins.

Arrangements are with Holley-Gamble Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Tennessee Liberty Alliance, the National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression, or ProPeace.

www.holleygamblefh.com


WILLIAM FRANKLIN ‘BUTCH’ BUMGARDNER
William Franklin “Butch” Bumgardner, 55, Clinton, died Friday, July 23, 2010, at his residence.

He was a member of Piney Grove Baptist Church. He enjoyed his church and his hobby was fishing.

He was preceded in death by his father, Clyde Bumgardner.

Survivors: Wife, Dixie Jean May Bumgardner of Clinton; mother, Hazel Bumgardner of Clinton; sister, Lanie Goforth and husband Wayne of Seymour; nieces, Nikki Parra and Raven Goforth; nephew, Joshua Goforth; sisters-in-law, Mary Ellen Gibson and husband Mel of Clinton, Sandra Taylor and husband Darrell of Sevierville; brother-in-law, James May and wife Wendy of Heiskell; beloved dog, Baby; his extended family in Texas and host of friends.

The family received friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Monday, July 27, 2010, at the Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton.

Funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 28, 2010, at Piney Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Jason Rogers and the Rev. Gary Bumgardner officiating.

Graveside services followed in the church cemetery.

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


MAYFORD WATSON
Mayford Watson, 84, Claxton, died July 25, 2010, at Oak Ridge Health Care Center.

He was a member of Riverview Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by: Parents, John Everett and Mattie Marie Watson; brother, Eual Watson; grandchildren, Britt and Jordan Watson; son in-law, Dewey Grundy.

Survivors: Wife, Betty Watson; daughters, Debbie Taylor and husband Eddie of Clinton, Glenda Schuster and husband Paul of Louisville, Ky., Connie Watson of Louisville, Ky.; sons, Dennis Watson and wife Karen of Powell, David Watson and wife Martha of Powell, Mark Watson and wife Lecia of Clinton, Bryan Watson of Bellevue, Neb,; grandchildren, Kristin Watson Tadlock and husband Stacy, John Mark Schuster and wife Alicia, Andy Watson and wife Sybilla, Ashley Watson, Nathan, Grundy and wife Jordan, Megan Grundy Powers and husband James, Madison Taylor, Zachary and Olivia Watson; great-grandchildren, Bronwyn Tadlock and Elijah Watson; sister, Helen Peppers and husband Ronald of Fort Washington, Md.; brothers, Melvin Watson and wife Wanda of St. Roberts, Mo., I.M. Watson of Clinton, Vaughn Watson and wife Glenda of Clinton.

The family received friends from 5 – 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 27, 2010, at Riverview Baptist Church.

Funeral service followed at 8:00pm with the Rev. David Hicks officiating.

Graveside service was at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 28, 2010, at Riverview Church cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to Batten Disease Support Research, Association,166 Humphries Rd., Reynoldsburg, Ohio, 43068, in honor of Mayford’s grandchildren, Britt Ashley and Jordan Drew Watson.

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

www.holleygamblefh.com


WILLARD LEE RHEA
Willard Lee Rhea, 87, Lake City, died Wednesday, July 28, 2010, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.

He was born June 29, 1923, in Anderson County to the late Millard and Ada Owen Rhea.

He was a member of Blowing Springs Baptist Church. He enjoyed farming, his antique cars, singing, and going to church.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by: Wife, Lucy Clowers Rhea; brothers, Elmer and Kyle Rhea; sisters, Joyce and Ruth Rhea.

Survivors: Daughter, Nona Shumaker and husband Ray of Lake City; special nephew, Johnny Rhea and wife Pasty of Clinton; several other nieces and nephews and host of friends.

Visitation was held from 6 – 8 p.m. Friday, July 30, 2010, at Hatmaker Funeral Home in Lake City.

Funeral service was at 8 p.m. Friday, July 30, 2010, in the Hatmaker Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. David White officiating.

Family and friends will meet at 9:15 a.m. Saturday July 31, 2010, at Hatmaker Funeral Home to go in procession to Sunset Cemetery in Clinton for a 10 a.m. burial.

You can may Willard’s guest book at www.hatmakerfuneralhome.com

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


JAMES E. ‘TED’ McMAHAN
James E. “Ted” McMahan, Heiskell, died July 28, 2010.

He was of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by: Parents, Kelse and Loraine McMahan; sisters, Ruth Sult and Opal Sanders; brother, Clarence McMahan.

Survivors: Children, Johnny McMahan, Ralph McMahan and wife Tesha, Harvey McMahan, Michael McMahan and wife Teresa, Dawn Palmer and husband Brian, Jimmy McMahan, Jennifer Linton and husband William Lyon; ex-wife, Edna Liles; brothers, Carl D. McMahan, Robert R. McMahan and wife Linda; sister, Marcella Wikle; caregivers, Delia and H.B. Bunch; special friends, Gussie and Robert, Pearl, Joann, Rowena and Jean; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Saturday, July 31, 2010, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton with a memorial service to follow at 8 p.m. with the Rev. Chuck Daniels officiating.

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


HOBERT BENTON FREEMAN
Hobert Benton Freeman, 93, Claxton, died Thursday, July 29, 2010.

He was also known as “Jack” and was born in Tellico Plains, July 22, 1917.

He was of the Baptist faith and a member of Edgemoor Baptist Church.

Prior to retirement, he made his living building houses and was the owner of Edgemoor Builders in Claxton. He enjoyed traveling and was a founding member of the Atomic Beagle Club where he enjoyed running and showing beagles.

He was preceded in death by: Wife, Drotha; son, Willis L. Freeman; grandson, Benny Freeman; parents, Robert Jackson and Hattie Evans Freeman.

He is survived by: Son, Dillis Freeman and wife Johnny; daughter, Phyllis Daley and husband Mike; grandchildren, Mylina French and husband Robert, Billy Von Powers and husband Tim, Tammy Givens and husband Ray, Fancy Daley, Dillis Freeman Jr. and wife Rebecca, Kris Daley and wife Jackie, and Chloe Freeman; great-grandchildren, Tyler French, John Paul and Grace Powers, Braelee and Rayne Givens, Landon and Kamden Daley; brother, Athel Freeman; sisters, Rema, Robbie Jean, Ella Mae and Francis, all of Tellico Plaines, as well as their spouses and many nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Saturday, July 31, 2010, with the funeral following at Woodhaven Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Rick Miller and the Rev. Tom Byrge, officiating.

Graveside service will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 1, 2010, at Woodhaven Memorial Gardens.

Pallbearers will be Robert French, Ray Givens, Tim Powers, Dillis Freeman, Jr., Kris Daley, Tyler French and John Paul Powers. Honorary pallbearers are Landon and Kamden Daley.

To share your thoughts and condolences, please go to www.woodhavenfh.com.

Woodhaven Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens are honored to serve the family of H. B. Freeman.



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