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FLOSSIE HATMAKER FORD WILLIAMS
Flossie Hatmaker Ford Williams, 85, Lafollette, passed away Sunday, Sept. 12, 2010, at her residence.

She was of the Baptist faith. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and great-great-grandmother. She loved her flowers, gardening and her animals.

She was preceded in death by: Parents, Silas and Bertha Hatmaker; first husband, Paul Ford; second husband, Hubert Williams; grandsons, David Garrett, Dennis Ford Jr., Timmy Davis; two sisters and three brothers.

Survivors: Sons, Dennis Ford of Clinton, Rex Ford and wife Norma of Clinton; daughters, Joyce Bell and husband Ray of Andersonville, Pauline Bell and husband John (Potsie) of Andersonville, Linda Adkins and husband Gene of Knoxville, Anita Goodykoontz of Pensacola, Fla., Barbara Peterson and husband Louis of Blacksburg, S.C., Virginia Garrett and husband Wayne of Kings Mountain, N.C., Margaret Davis and husband Billy of Andersonville; brothers, Troy Hatmaker and wife Bernice of Andersonville, Kenneth Hatmaker of Andersonville; step-sons, Fred Williams and wife Edith of Lafollette, Glen Williams and wife Elizabeth of Lafollette; step-daughters, Mildred Humphrey of Lafollette, Bonnie Humphrey and husband Paul of Lafollette.

She also leaves behind 24 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild and other relatives and friends.

Her family received her friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2010, in the chapel of Jones Mortuary.

Her funeral service was at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2010, in the chapel of Jones Mortuary with the Rev. Mark Dison and the Rev. Timmy Hopper officiating.

Her interment followed her funeral service at Red Hill Baptist Church Cemetery in Andersonville.

Jones Mortuary in Clinton was in charge of all arrangements. An online guest book is available at www.jonesmortuaryllc.com


ROBERT VICKERY
Robert Vickery passed away Sept. 10, 2010, at Mercy Medical Center in Knoxville.

He was born Oct. 10, 1960.

He enjoyed spending time with family, friends and especially his grandchildren. He was a long time member of the Boy Scouts of America and was an assistant troop leader for Troop 131. He was a people person and enjoyed life to its fullest. He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.

He was preceded in death by: Father, William R. Vickery; grandparents, Lawrence W. and Lillie McGill and Sherman and Mary (Martin) Vickery; one brother, William Arnold Vickery.

Survivors: Mother, Bulla McGill Vickery; son, Bobby Vickery; daughter, Crystal Wade and husband Kristopher; brothers, Mickey Vickery, Charles Vickery; grandchildren, Kory, Kaeli and Kaden Wade; special friend, Sherry Sexton; a host of family and friends.

The family received friends from 6 - 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2010, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton.

Funeral service followed at 8 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Mike Green and the Rev. Terry Steil Sr. officiating.

Graveside service was at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2010, at Oak Ridge Memorial Park.

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


VIRGIL EDWARD GREEN
Virgil Edward Green, 68, Lake City, went  home to be with the Lord Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2010, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge. 

He was born Dec. 1, 1941, in Campbell County to the late William and Lizzie Bailey Green.

He was a Deacon at Laurel Grove Baptist Church in Briceville for many years. He was a retired United States Marine Corps Gunnery Sergeant after 20 years of service and two tours of duty in Vietnam. He loved nothing more than to be working outdoors or spending time with his family, especially his granddaughters. 

He was preceded in death by: Brother, Robert Green; mother and father-in-law, Rubin and Lucille Fox; brother-in-law, Eddie Fox.

He is survived by: Wife of 45 years, Linda Green of Lake City; daughter, Sonya Bullock and husband Tony of Lake City; brothers, Charlie Green and wife Mary Lou of Briceville; sister, Beulah Byrum of Oak Ridge; granddaughters, Kristina Phillips and Ashton Bullock of Lake City; special cousin, Junior Bailey of Briceville; lifelong friends, Ed and Trish Jones of Jacksonville, N.C., Tom Jarvis of Okinawa, Japan; special friends and Deacons at Laurel Grove Baptist Church, W.C. Harness, Audrey Goins, Joe Harness and the late James Hooks.

The family received friends from 5 – 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 17, 2010, at Holley Gamble Funeral Home in Lake City.

The funeral service followed at 8 p.m. with the Rev. David White and Audrey Goins officiating.

Family and friends will meet at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 18, 2010, and go in funeral procession to the Laurel Grove Baptist Church Cemetery in Briceville for an 11 a.m. graveside service with full military honors by the United States Marine Corps Honor Guard.

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


PAUL RAY COX
Paul Ray Cox, 67, Caryville, died Monday, Sept. 13, 2010, at his residence.

He was born Dec. 16, 1942, in Anderson County to the late Berry and Anna Mae Wallace Cox.

He was preceded in death by: Parents; brother, Freddie Cox, sisters, Edna Cox Turnbill and Barbara Cox Lowe; and nephew, James Ricky Cox.

Survivors: Brothers, James R. Cox of Caryville, George F. Cox of Toledo, Ohio; several nieces and nephews and host of other relatives and friends.

Visitation was from noon – 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 17, 2010, at Hatmaker Funeral Home in Lake City.

Funeral service was at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 17, 2010, in the Hatmaker Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Tom Byrge officiating.

Interment followed the funeral service at Beech Grove Cemetery in Lake City.

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

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


EARL CATE
Earl Cate, 98, Clinton, passed away Monday, Sept. 13, 2010.

He was preceded in death by: Parents, M. J. and Etta Cate; brothers, Carel, M.J. Jr., and Clifford Cate; sister, Sylvie Smith.

He is survived by: Step-mother, Elizabeth Cate; daughter, Judy C. Brown of Rex, Ga.; son and daughter-in-law, Jack Howsare and Bobbie of Virginia Beach, Va.; daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Bob Hamby of Clinton; granddaughters, Melissa DuPree of Clinton and Elizabeth Doane of Rex, Ga., Keaton Howsare and Arlene Painter; and great-grandchildren; brother, Charles and Ruth Cate of Powell.

The family received friends from 6 - 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2010, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton.

Funeral services followed at 8 p.m. in the chapel.

Family and friends met at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 16, 2010, at Grandview Memorial Gardens for graveside services.

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


HAMILTON IRWIN ‘HAM’ BRIDGES
Hamilton Irwin “Ham” Bridges, Clinton, passed away at his home on Monday, Sept. 13, 2010, surrounded by family. 

He was just a week short of celebrating his 95th birthday, having been born Sept. 20, 1915. 

He was a proud Army veteran of World War II with five bronze stars, including one for the Battle of the Bulge.    He was known as a jack-of-all-trades, using his many skills to cheerfully help friends and neighbors.  Employment included Magnet Mills in Clinton for 30 years, maintenance at UT’s aquatic center, and Armstrong (Carlisle) Tire.

He is survived by: Wife, Mary Bridges of Clinton and marked 70 years of marriage the week before his death. 

He was father to: Son, Jerry (Lottie) Bridges of Andersonville and daughter Mary Ruth (Charles) Voyles of Lake City.  

He was a beloved Pappaw to his grandchildren Mark (April) Voyles of Kentucky, Jim (Tawny) Voyles of Kansas, and John Voyles in Afghanistan, Cheri (Don) Floyd, missionaries in Papua New Guinea, and Cynthia Bridges of Knoxville, and great-granddaughter, Skye Voyles. His great-grandsons, Stephen, William, and Jonathan called him “Pappaw Ham.” 

He was preceded in death by: Parents, Floyd and Alice Patterson Bridges; brother, Rufus; sisters, Beth Abbott and Dovie Sharp.   

One sibling, the Rev. Joe Bridges survives, along with brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, many nieces and nephews, and a host of friends and neighbors.

The family received friends from 5 - 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 16, at Holley Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton with services immediately following. 

Officiating was the Rev. Joe Copeland of Farmer’s Grove Baptist Church, where Mr. Bridges was a member. 

Interment was at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 17, 2101, in Sunset Cemetery, Clinton.

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


BRIAN DAVID BREWER
Brian David Brewer, 4l, Knoxville, passed away Monday, Sept. 13, 2010, at his residence.

He never met a stranger and loved to fish. Brian was a loving husband, son, and brother.

He was preceded in death by: Grandparents, Richard and Cora Brewer and Wallace Paul Webber.

Survivors: Wife, Donna Cates Brewer of Knoxville; parents, Jerry and Judy Webber Brewer of Clinton; grandmother, Helen Webber of Clinton; sister, Rhonda Milen and husband Gary of Clinton; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Steve and Shirley Cates of Oak Ridge; sisters-in-law, Diane Seals and husband Billy of Oak Ridge, Debra Kelley and husband Harold of Oliver Springs; brother-in-law, Phil Cates and wife Barbie of Lake City; loving pets, Karley and Taylor; special family friends, Wanda, Wallace, Tony, Julie and Tim; several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

The family received friends from 6 - 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 17, 2010, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton.

The funeral service followed at 8 p.m. in the chapel with the Rev. James Evers officiating.

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


BARBARA JEAN ADKINS
Barbara Jean Adkins, 52, Oliver Springs, passed away Sunday, Sept. 12, 2010, at her home.

She was born April 3, 1958, in Kansas City, Kan.

She had lived in the Oliver Springs area since her early childhood.

She was employed as a housekeeper.

She was preceded in death by: Father, Donald Graham; mother, Peggy Jean Wilson.

She is survived by: Companion, Larry Seiber of Oliver Springs; sons, Anthony Adkins of Oak Island, N.C., and Michael Adkins of LaFollette; step-grandchildren, Jasiman Jacob and Kyra Gray, both of LaFollette; brothers, Donald Allen Graham of Fairfield, Texas, and David Randall Graham and wife Kim of Fairfield, Texas, and Danny Ray Graham and wife Anita of Oliver Springs; half-sisters, Debbie Lynn Graham and Connie Lynn Graham, both of Houston, Texas.

She is also survived by special friends, Connie and Rusty Violet of Lake City, Danny and Diane of Caryville and Donna Lively of Oliver Springs.

The family received friends from 6 - 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2010, at Sharp Funeral Home.

The funeral followed in the funeral home chapel at 8 p.m. with the Rev. Wayne Morgan officiating.

Burial and graveside services were held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 16, 2010, at Byrge Cemetery in New River.

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

An online guest book is available for Ms. Adkins at www.sharpfh.com.



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