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ANDERSON ‘ANDY’ HALCOMB
Anderson "Andy" Halcomb, 84, Clinton, passed away Aug. 21, 2010, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.

He retired from Y-12 after 30 years of service and was a veteran of the United States Army having served in World War II. He was a member of Memorial United Methodist Church.

Preceded in death by: Parents, Granville and Lucinda Halcomb; and six siblings.

He is survived by: Loving wife of 58 years, Anne Halcomb of Clinton; sons, Wayne Halcomb and wife Joan of Unicoi, Allen Halcomb and wife Mabel of Knoxville, Mark Halcomb and wife Jane of Clinton; grandchildren, Jeremiah Honeycutt, Olivia Halcomb, Katelyn and husband Aaron Comer, Andrew and Foster Halcomb; great-grandchildren, Winter Honeycutt and Addalyn Comer; several nieces and nephews.

The family received friends from 5 – 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2010, at Holley Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton with funeral services following in the chapel with the Rev. Laurence Hesser officiating.

Friends and family met at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 26, 2010, at Woodhaven Memorial Garden for a graveside service.

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


GLENN RICHARD WALLACE
Glenn Richard Wallace, 90, passed away Aug. 20, 2010, at Park West Hospital.

He was a member of First Baptist Church of Clinton and was an ordained deacon. He was also a member of Coal Creek Lodge #492 and a 32nd degree of the Scottish Rite Bodies of Knoxville. Glen was a World War II veteran and served in the Army Air Force, 336 Service Squadron in the Pacific, achieving the rank of Tech Sergeant. He was self-employed for 30 years as a public accountant and was a former member of the Accountant Association of Knoxville. He was a former member of the Lake City Jaycees and Clinton Lions Club. He was a master craftsman of wood and enjoyed making cherry and pine furniture in his workshop.

He was preceded in death by: Parents, Ross and Maxie Wallace; brothers, Clarence and Elvin Wallace; nephew and wife, Edward and Marge Wallace; nephew, J. M. Foust.

He is survived by: Loving wife of 62 years, Elizabeth Wallace; loving children, sons, Brain and Bob Wallace; loving daughter, Jan Shields and husband Don of Siloam Springs, Ark.; loving grandchildren, Patrick Baker and wife Hollie of Nashville, Robert Baker of Siloam Springs, Ark., Petty Officer 2nd Class Charles Shields, U.S. Navy, Ensign Sarah Shields, U.S. Navy, Katie Shields of Siloam Springs, Ark.; nieces, Mary and husband Carl Page of Indiana, Carol and husband Doug Qualls of Oliver Springs; nephew, Norman Duncan and wife Diane of Happy Valley; several great nieces and great nephews; special friends, Harold Rose and Bill Zacchi.

The family would like to thank the critical care unit and the 4th floor Montvue nurses at Parkwest Hospital, and Statcare Pulmonary Group for their loving care given to Mr. Wallace and his family during his illness.

The family received friends from 5 – 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2010, at Clinton First Baptist Church with funeral services following his visitation with the Rev. Stan Elliott and the Rev. Sam Dean officiating.

His burial was at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2010, at Grandview Memorial Garden with full military honors and Masonic service at graveside.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church Family Life Center, P.O. Box 268, Clinton, TN 37717.

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


CORNELIUS CARTER
Cornelius Carter, 88, Clinton, passed away peacefully at his home with his loving wife and family by his side.

He was a highly decorated soldier, having served in the Army Infantry during World War II and several other foreign countries including Normandy, Germany, England, and France. He earned a Purple Heart with two clusters and a Bronze Star for bravery above and beyond the call of duty. He was employed by Bush Brothers, Magnet Mills, and retired as foreman from Calloway Building Products.

He was preceded in death by: Father and mother, John and Katherine (Rosenbalm) Carter; brothers, Lonnie, Lonzo, Clifford, and Cleo; sisters, Mertie, Nora, Leota, Madeline, Mary, and Martha; and three grandchildren.

He is survived by: Loving wife of 68 years, Mary (Overton) Carter; sons, Ray “Curley” Carter and wife Jo Ann, Ronnie Carter and wife Brenda; daughters, Dianne Walden and husband Walter, Joyce Dickson and Husband Ray, Cathy Reed and fiancée Gary Williams, and Mary Nell Turnbill, all of Clinton; 19 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; loving former daughter-in-laws, Charlotte Carter, Lena Carter, and Judy Winters; and a host of many other relatives and friends, with a very special thanks to Home Health Nurses Mike Hughes, Sharon Ashley, and Chaplain Tom Rayford.

The family received friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 22, 2010, at Holley Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton.

A service followed at 8 p.m. in the chapel.

Interment was held at 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 23, 2010, at Weaver Cemetery with full military honors and the Rev. Russell Massengale and the Rev. Robert Langford IV officiating.

Pallbearers included: Bobby Hansard, Ronald “Chip” Carter, Ray “Duke” Dickson, Keith Jennings, Zachary Hansard, and Jordan Langford.

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


PATRICIA VAUGHAN
Patricia Vaughan, 66, Clinton, passed away suddenly Friday morning Aug. 20, 2010, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.

She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She loved her children and grandchildren. She was a member of Clinton Lions Club and enjoyed traveling.

was preceded in death by her parents, Leander and Manetta Beyer.

Survivors: Husband, Neal Vaughan of Clinton; daughters, Chandra Bohannon and husband Brad of Knoxville, Heidi Dugger and husband Tim of Knoxville; sister, Jan Hauf and husband Ron of Makoti, N. D., Alice Ehley of Minot, N. D.; grandchildren, Ally, Caden, Olivia, Natalie, Tierin, and Heyne; several nieces, nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

Her family will receive her friends from 1 – 2 p.m. Saturday Aug, 28, 2010, in the chapel of Jones Mortuary with a celebration of her life following at 2 p.m. with Pastor Steve Damos officiating.

Jones Mortuary of Clinton is in charge of all arrangements.

online guest book is available at www.jonesmortuaryllc.com


REBA D. REEVES
Reba D. Reeves, 87, Oliver Springs, died Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2010, at Windwood Health Care Center in Clinton.

She was born June 25, 1923, in Anderson County.

She was a lifelong resident of this area.

She was a loving mother, grandmother, and a faithful member of Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by: Husband, Joe Carson Reeves; parents, Willie and Maggie Lee Durham Holder; brothers, Kenneth L. Holder and Paul R. Miller; sisters, Ruby Mae Holder and Mary Ruth Holder.

She is survived by: Sons, Donald C. Reeves and wife Julia and Carlen H. Reeves and wife Connie of Clinton; grandchildren, Angela S. Kramer and husband Todd of Knoxville and Bradley J. Reeves of Clinton; brother, William A. Miller and wife Blanche of Clinton; half-sister, Martha U. Williams of Powell; half-brother, Willie Edward Holder of Powell; and two nieces.

The family received friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 20, 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 will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 21, 2010, at Mt. Pisgah Cemetery.

Sharp Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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


CLARENCE MILLER SR.
Clarence Miller Sr., 88, Mt. Orab, Ohio, died Aug. 18, 2010, in Mt. Orab.

He was born Jan. 10, 1922, in Lake City.

Mr. Miller was a long time member of the Bible Baptist Church. He was a retired iron worker and a member of Local 44.

Preceded in death by: Parents, Carl Otis and Mae Linda (nee Wright) Miller; son, James Marion Miller.

Survivors: Wife, Wilma Jean (nee Adkins) Miller of Mt. Orab, Ohio; children, Frances (Roy) Short of Amelia, Ohio, Linda (Dan) Daniels of Lynchburg, Ohio, Clarence (Lydia) Miller Jr. of Williamsburg, Ohio; grandchildren, Terry Latham, Tammy Kenneda, Roy Short Jr., Cheri Hile, Dale Short, Robert Berger, Joni Kellum, Carl Berger, Daron Miller, Sara Keith, Adam Chase and Amber Brinson; 12 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; siblings, Ralph Miller of Anderson County, Bob Miller of Anderson County, Charles Miller of Anderson County, Lucy Reed of Gary, Ind., Jewell Stone of Anderson County.

Visitation was held from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 20, 2010, at Bible Baptist Church, 990 W. Main St., Mt. Orab, Ohio.

Funeral service was at 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 20, 2010, at Bible Baptist Church, 990 W. Main St., Mt. Orab, Ohio,

Interment was in Williamsburg Cemetery, Williamsburg, Ohio, with Dr. Charles Smith and the Rev. Ted House officiating.

Memorial donations may be directed to Megie Funeral Home, 104 Spice St., PO Box 266, Mt. Orab, Ohio, 45154.

Private condolences may be sent to the family through funeral home website awww.megiefuneralhome.com

Megie Funeral Home caring for the family.


CHARLES STERLING JONES
Charles Sterling Jones, 81, Powell, passed away Sunday, Aug. 15, 2010, at his residence.

Sterling was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He loved East Tennessee and the mountains, and enjoyed fishing and golfing. He overcame many obstacles and was very respectful. He worked as a Campbell County land surveyor, and had strong work ethics.

He was preceded in death by: Parents, Emmet and Myrtle Jones; brother, George Jones; sister, Juanita Carrera and Zena Wheatley.

Survivors: Wife, Mary Jones of Powell; sons, Charles Jones II and wife Sharon of Norton, Va., Gregory Jones and wife Karen of Spring, Texas, Mark Jones and wife Wendy of Pismo Beach, Calif.; daughters, Cheryl Hall and husband Steve of Clinton, Denise Grabiele and husband Frank of Norton, Va., Phyllis Addington and husband Mike of Norton, Va.; rothers, Marvin Jones of Greenville, S.C., Vic Jones and wife June of Norton, Va., Greene Jones and wife Monica of Ocean City, N.J.; sister: Clancey Jones of Lacanto, Fla.

He also leaves behind several grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

His family received his friends from 6 – 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2010, at Jones Mortuary.

A celebration of his life followed at 7 p.m. in the chapel with Chaplin Mike Sledge officiating.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Shriner’s Hospital for Children, 1900 Richmond RD, Lexington, Ky., 40502.

Jones Mortuary in Clinton was in charge of all arrangements.

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


HAYES ROY GRAY
Hayes Roy Gray, 85, Clinton, went to be with the Lord Aug. 17, 2010.

He was born on May 14, 1925, the eldest son of the late Milas and Emma Gray.

He was a member of Farmers Grove Baptist Church where he was a deacon and a former Sunday school teacher. He served in the U. S. Army in World War II and was proud to serve his country. He then returned home to work on the farm until he got his training as a technician to work on all models of cars and trucks.

He was preceded in death by: First wife, Mary Lou Miller Gray; son, Robert Allen Gray; father and mother, Milas and Emma Gray; a special sister-in-law, Faye Byrge Strunk, who was one of his caregivers; brothers-in-law, Clarence Crumpley and Lawrence Alley; also aunts and uncles.

Survivors:: Wife of 39 years:, Leah Byrge Gray; sisters, Ruth Alley, Eula Crumpley, Dora Burchfield and husband Mack; brothers:, Charles Gray and wife Dinah, Claude Gray and wife Barbara; several cousins, nieces and nephews.  He also leaves a special caregiver, Marilyn Collins who was a great Christian friend.

He also leaves a great church family whom he loved dearly. They were his brothers and sisters in Christ, including his pastor, Joe Coopeland and wife Sue.

In lieu of flowers, make donations to Farmers Grove Baptist Church, 117 Woodland View Road, Clinton, Tenn., 37716.

The family received friends 6 - 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 19, 2010, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton.

The funeral followed at 8 p.m. with the Rev. Joe Copeland and the Rev. Tom Byrge officiating. 

Family and friends met at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 20, 2010, at Farmers Grove Church Cemetery for graveside services. Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton was in charge of the arrangements. www.holleygamblefh.com


NAOMI ROBA McCOY ELROD
Naomi Roba McCoy Elrod, 83, Jacksboro, died Aug. 6, 2010, at the home of her daughter, Sarah K. Viator, Moulton, Ala.

She was born Dec. 6, 1926, to the late Cecil Victor McCoy and Sarah Ota McCoy.

She contributed to the war effort as a welder during World War II. She worked a number of years in the food service industry. She was also a girls basketball coach.

She was a loving wife, mother, and homemaker.

Preceded in death by: Parents; brothers, Emert McCoy, Frank McCoy, and Rudolph McCoy; sisters, Lola Allen, Bernice Shaw, Lillian Edwards, Dorothy Herrell and Nadine Hampton.

Survivors include: Sons, Charles G, Baker of Knoxville, James C. Elrod of Jacksboro, Rodney A. Elrod of Clinton; daughters, Etta L. Pettijohn of Jacksboro, Sarah K. Viator of Moulton, Ala.; sister, Jeanette Barnette of Clinton; 14 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren.

Her five surviving children and grandchildren officiated a private service, followed by fellowship and services at son, Rodney A. Elrodís home.

Her funeral was at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 15, 2010, at Gethsemane Cemetery in Greeneville, Tenn.

Private family prayers and the spreading of her ashes was also held at Gethsemane Cemetery.

Parkway Funeral Home, Trinity, Ala., was in charge of arrangements.


JOHNNIE DUNCAN
Johnnie Duncan, 76, Oliver Springs, died Sunday, Aug. 15, 2010, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.

He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He enjoyed the outdoors, camping and going to flea markets.

He was preceded in death by: Parents, Marshall and Cleda Duncan; sister, Grace Elizabeth Duncan; grandsons, Elijah West and Thomas Ray Tupper.

Survivors: Wife, Helen Duncan of Oliver Springs; step-daughters, Mary Burgess and husband Kenny of Oliver Springs, Barbara West and husband Archie of Clinton; sister, Versie Russell and husband Carl of Toledo, Ohio.

He also leaves behind four grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

Johnnie’s family and friends met at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2010, at Frost Bottom Cemetery in Oliver Springs for a graveside service with the Rev. Don Pride officiating.

Jones Mortuary in Clinton was in charge of all arrangements.

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


TRACY BREWER
Tracy Brewer, 38, Clinton, departed this life Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2010, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge, surrounded by her family.

She was a member of Dutch Valley Missionary Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by: Husband, Eddie Brewer; mother, Judy Williams; grandmother, Hazel Raby.

Survivors: Children, Jessamyne, Chloe and Loki Brewer of Clinton; grandson, Arison Franklin Brooks of Clinton; father, James Williams of Harriman; sister, Samantha Putman and husband Trevor of Oak Ridge; grandfather, R.H. Raby of Clinton; mother-in-law, Dorothy Brewer of Clinton; aunt, Becky Andrews and husband Bill of Clinton.

She also leaves behind a host of cousins, other relatives and friends.

Tracy’s family will have a memorial service at a later date.

Jones Mortuary in Clinton is in charge of all arrangements.

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


BILL TIMOTHY BALLEW
Bill Timothy Ballew, Clinton, born Dec. 28, 1944, joined the cloud of witnesses Aug. 13, 2010, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.

He attended Lake City Christian Fellowship Church and was very active in his church. He ministered to everyone he came in contact with and touched many lives, some he didnít even know about. He strived to follow in Jesusí footsteps and be a man of God. He was involved in the Boys Club of Oak Ridge as a youth and continued to stay in contact through his friend and mentor, Lawrence Haun. Mr. Ballew retired from BellSouth and went on to own and operate his own business, Cornerstone Construction, where he believed in and worked by his logo, “It’s amazing what one man did with one hammer, three nails and two pieces of wood in three days.”

Mr. Ballew was preceded in death by: Parents, Harvey and Beulah Ballew; daughter, Melissa Lynette Taylor; brothers, Reno “Jesse James” and Gene Emmett Ballew; special niece, Kelly Noe Wallace; special mother in-law, Maurice Stooksbury, “Toots.”

He is survived by: Wife, Judy Ballew; daughters, Stephanie Ballew Duff and husband Charles and daughter Sarah Beth Duff; Tammy Ballew Conger and husband David and children, Tessa Buck, Hayley Lemmons, Savannah and Emily Shropshire; Suzie Ellis and her son James Ellis; son, Brian David Scarbrough; granddaughter, Amber Taylor Hooks and children, Reece and Addie Hooks; brother, Jack Ballew and wife Jane; sister, Pat Noe and husband Glenn; a host of special nieces and nephews, along with many dear and special friends.

The family will have a Celebration of Life at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 22, 2010, at Lake City Christian Fellowship Church with Pastor Justin Phillips officiating.

A reception will follow in the church fellowship hall.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to Bill Ballew Family, C/o Lake City Christian Fellowship Church, 160 Straight Way Rd., Lake City, Tenn., 37769.

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


EDNA MAE WALLS
Edna Mae Walls, 88, Oliver Springs, died Thursday, Aug. 12, 2010, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.

She was born Nov. 23, 1921, in Anderson County.

She was a lifelong resident of this area.

She was a homemaker who enjoyed caring for her husband and family. She also enjoyed canning and doing things around the family home including her vegetable and flower gardens.

She was a devout Christian, and a faithful and dedicated member of Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by: Parents, Edgar E. and Cleopatra Cross Halburnt; sisters, June Floyd and Ruby Halburnt; brothers, John and Edgar E. Halburnt Jr.

She is survived by: Husband, Benjamin “Benny” Walls of Oliver Springs; daughter, Clara Crooks of Mohawk, Tenn.; sons, John Walls and wife Patricia of Farmington, Minn., and Leroy Walls of Chattanooga; grandchildren, Scott Lunsford and wife Cathleen of Spartan, N.J., Cynthia Carrier and husband John of Bluff City, Jonathan Walls of Lakeville, Minn., Michelle Baudet and husband Todd of Rantoul, Ill., Rebecca Martin and husband Bruce of Lakeville, Minn., and David Walls and wife Alyson of Farmington Minn.; and by 12 great-grandchildren.

She is also survived by: Sisters, Cleopatra Brown of Oliver Springs and Wilma Farr of Coalfield; brothers, Clarence and wife Carol of Helenwood, Tenn., Clyde and wife Ola of Oliver Springs, Floyd and wife Youngnae of Old Hickory, and James Halburnt and wife Barbara of Mt. Juliet; and by many nieces, nephews, extended family members, and special friends.

The family received friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 14, 2010, at Sharp Funeral Home.

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

Burial and graveside services were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 15, 2010, at Oliver Springs Cemetery.

Sharp Funeral Home of Oliver Springs was in charge of arrangements.

An online guest book is available for Mrs. Walls at www.sharpfh.com.


WANDA SUE WIGGINS SLATER WRAY
Wanda Sue Wiggins Slater Wray, 73, died Aug. 5, 2010, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.

She was born June 25, 1937, in Clinton to the late Mack and Rose Wiggins.

She had a great love for Clinton. In grammar school she was on the basketball team and was a cheerleader at Clinton High School.

Preceded in death by: Father and mother, Mack and Rose Wiggins; brothers, Gene and John, both of whom served in World War II.

She is survived by: Son, Darrell Slater, and his children, Erica and Jeremy, all of Oliver Springs.

Wanda lived in Clinton until 1956. She moved to Cincinnati, Ohio, to work for four years at the Good Samaritan Hospital, helping pay for her husband’s training in radiology.

She returned to Clinton in 1960, where her son was born at the then Oak Ridge Hospital. She then went to work in the hospital in the laboratory and was soon promoted to the pathology department. When this department closed she worked for Pathology Medical Associates until 1998, when she left work to care for her father, who died in 1999.

She enjoyed her work in the medical field, having spent most of her life working in it.

Wanda was a very caring, loving individual who knew her “well knows.”

She was very proud of her Native American heritage. She spent endless hours retracing the footsteps of her ancestors, both Cherokee and Caucasian from the Deep Creek area in Swain, N.C., where they had lived for generations, to Anderson County in about 1910. Several relatives lived there until they were forced to move because their land was taken for the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

She loved to visit the sites of the original Cherokee villages: Chota, Tanasi and all the other major villages along the Little Tennessee River.

She had a deep caring feeling for these people and the way they were forced to leave their homes for what was called progress.

Wanda was most happy when in the great outdoors. An avid lover of nature and all its beauty, she always observed a beautiful sunrise as a blessing and each fiery sunset as a promise of wonderful things to come.

Wanda’s wishes have been followed. She was cremated and all services were private and her obituary delayed.


JANICE Y. SLAVINGS
Janice Y. Slavings (nee Stewart), 72, Gary, Ind., passed away Monday, July 19, 2010.

Mrs. Slavings was a member of Liberty Missionary Baptist Church of Gary, Ind.

She is survived by: Daughters, Vickie Graham and Sherrie Sykora, both of Gary, Ind.; grandchildren, Wendy (Scott) Eriks of Valpraiso, Ind., James (Kim) Fugate of Robbinsville, N.C., Lacey and Christie Swick, both of Gary, Ind.; seven great-grandchildren; brother, Bruce Hensley of Tennessee; aunt, Francene (Don) Vandergriff of Clinton; and nap partner, Bouncie.

Mrs. Slavings was preceded in death by: Mother, Lorene Hensley; grandmother, Ruth Harber; son, Rickie Jack Harber.

There will be no funeral services at this time.



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