Coleman L. Spitzer, affectionately known as Jack, 79, Knoxville, passed away Friday, Sept. 17, 2010, at Parkwest Medical Center in Knoxville.

He was born Sept. 7, 1931, in Caryville, to the late Ivan C. Spitzer and Mary Ann Martin Spitzer Graham.

He was a loyal member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Knoxville. He retired from the United States Marine Corps as a Master Gunnery Sergeant. He served the Corps for 30 years of exceptional service to this country. He served two tours of duty in Korea, being a distinguished participant in the Chosin Resevior. He also served two tours of duty in Vietnam. He was awarded the Bronze Star for selfless sacrifice, two Purple Hearts and numerous other medals for combat and service to his country. He was also an active member of the Marine Corps League, detachment 924.

In addition to his parents, Jack is preceded in death by: Wife, Virginia Cox Spitzer; brothers-in-law, Lawrence Gamble and Arnold Phillips; also his former wife, Helen Greene Seay.

He is survived by: Children, The Rev. Michael Spitzer and wife Janice of Joelton, Tenn., Scott Spitzer and wife Erin of Yukon City, Okla., Sherrie East and husband Rick of Denver, Colo.; step-children, John Bridges of Spring Creek, Nev., Jan Bridges of Yuma, Ariz., Rob Bridges of San Diego, Calif.; loving sisters, Nell Katherine Gamble of Knoxville, Geneva Phillips of Knoxville; half-brothers, Dennis Graham and wife Diane of Lavergne, Tenn., Donald Graham and wife Cathy of Lake City; grandchildren, Kristy, Elizabeth, Tiffany, John and Ian.

After many years away, he returned to his Knoxville family. He became an integral part in family functions and captured the hearts of all he encountered.

A celebration of life was held from 5 - 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 20, 1010, at Calvary Baptist Church.

The funeral service followed at 8 p.m. with the Rev. Dan Riley officiating.

Honorary pallbearers were the members of his Sunday night bible study group, lead by his good friend and mentor J.O. Gates.

Family and friends met at 10:15 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2010, at the funeral home and went in  procession to Leach Cemetery (Long Branch Church), in Lake City for an 11 a.m. graveside service with full military honors, by the United States Marine Corps Honor Guard.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations be made to the Childrenís Ministries at Calvary Baptist Church, 3200 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, Tenn., 37919, or the First Baptist Church of Joelton, 7106 Whites Creek Pike, Joelton, Tenn., 37080.

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

Helen “Jackie” Nichols Newberry, 73, Coalfield, has lost her battle and went to be with the Lord Friday, Sept. 24, 2010, at her home.

She was a member of Big Mountain Baptist Church where she enjoyed her church family. She loved her family and had many wonderful special friends.

She was preceded in death by: Husband of 42 years, Jimmy Newberry; parents, Earl and Pearl Nichols; sister, Loretta Bryson; brother, Neil Nichols.

She is survived by: Brother and sister-in-law, Joe and Ruth Nichols of Smyrna, Ga.; sister, Eula Faye Braden of Coalfield; sister-in-law, Janet Nichols of Oak Ridge; brothers-in-law and spouses, Johnny and Deann Newberry, David and Tammy Newberry, Michael and Angel, Archie Jr. and Elaine Newberry; many nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 6 – 9 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 26, 2010, at Sharp Funeral Home.

Burial and graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 27, 2010, at Estes Cemetery with Pastor Dewey Brown and the Rev. Lonny Lowe officiating.

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

Sharp Funeral Home of Oliver Springs is n charge of arrangements.

Glenn Alden McDonald, 86, Oliver Springs, went home to be with the Lord Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2010.

He was born Sept. 27, 1923, in Barbourville, Ky.

From September, 1941, to December, 1945, Glenn served his country in the U. S. Army Air Corps and was stationed in Alaska during World War II, receiving several medals, citations and commendations.

He met and married the love of his life, Nellie Wilma Cooke McDonald, Aug. 2, 1946, and later extended his family with two lovely daughters, five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

In 1951, he was saved and began living his life for the Lord, studying and teaching the Word of God to all that would listen. He attended The Church of God of Prophecy in Oliver Springs for many years.

Moving his family from Detroit, Mich., in 1961, he worked at K-25 plant in Oak Ridge as a machinist and later retired after many years of service. He enjoyed woodworking and also playing the fiddle, banjo, guitar, and bass.

The youngest of 12 children, he was preceded in death by his parents, Harve and Cora Frederick McDonald, and by his siblings.

He is survived by: Lovely wife of 64 years, Nellie Cooke McDonald; daughters, Glynda McDonald of Powell, Judith McDonald Noe and husband Larry of Oliver Springs; grandchildren, Deborah Cantrell, Rebekah Davis and husband Kevin Davis, Annelle Stringer and husband Greg, all of Oak Ridge, David Glenn Noe and wife Elisha of Oliver Springs and Darrick Noe of Jonesboro; great-grandchildren, Andrew Kirkpatrick, Raven Cantrell, Shelton and Devin Davis, Marcus and Micah Knaff, all of Oak Ridge and Cadence Noe of Oliver Springs; step great-grandchildren, Rusty and Amanda Stringer of Knoxville; along with many close friends from his church who have supported the family during this difficult time.

The family received friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 23, 2010, at Sharp Funeral Home.

The funeral followed in the funeral home chapel at 8 p.m. with the Rev. Larry Noe and Pastor Roy Massengale officiating.

Burial and graveside services were held at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 24, 2010, at Anderson Memorial Gardens with full military honors.

An online guestbook for Mr. McDonald is available at www.sharpfh.com.

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

Edna Stanley Jones, 95, Clinton, passed away peacefully Sunday, Sept. 19, 2010, in Knoxville with her beloved sons, Gordon and David, by her side.

She was born in LaFollette, March 15, 1915, to Ed and Roxie (Allred) Stanley.

Because her father was a coal miner, she moved with her family and lived throughout East Tennessee. She followed her best friend and future sister-in-law, Cecil Brown, to Clinton and worked at the old Park Hotel and Magnet Mills.

She married Ed Brown after moving to Clinton and had two sons, Gordon Lewis Brown and David Kent Brown. They became the owners of Brown’s Coal Company in Clinton. After Ed Brown’s death at a young age, Edna rolled up her sleeves and ran the coal company successfully herself and would often tell the story of “driving her boys to church in the coal truck.”

Known throughout the community for her keen business skills and strong work ethic, she would later help her sons run their business, Brown’s Upholstery in Clinton. She spent her later years living with her son, Gordon, in Naples, Fla., where she enjoyed being with her sons, friends, and frequent visits by other members of her family.

In addition to her parents and her husband, Edna was preceded in death by her brothers Jim Stanley and Curtis Stanley, and; two other husbands, James “Cotton” Ault and Kenneth Jones.

In addition to her sons, she is survived by: Grandchildren, Jackie and Bert Cooper, Jamie and Steve Jones, Scott and Tina Brown, Stacy and Chuck Keith, and Carrie Chamberlain; great-grandchildren, Katie Jones, Steven Jones, Ben Jones, Sailor Keith, and Carson Chamberlain.

She is also survived by a special cousin, Helen Daugherty

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Black Oak Baptist Church, 236 Black Oak Road, Clinton, Tenn., 37716

June B. Herring, 78, Lake City, passed away Monday, Sept. 20, 2010, at her residence.

She was born Jan. 25, 1932, in Scott County to the late Lester and Jewel Watters Boyatt.

She was a member of Clinch River Baptist Church. She enjoyed hiking, reading, being outside, flowers and spending time with family and friends.

She was preceded in death by: Parents; husband, Raymond M. Herring; and brother, Jim Boyatt.

Survivors: Sons, Raymond “Max” Herring, Jr. and wife Gayl of Memphis, Jonathan Scott Herring of Lake City; daughters, Bobbie Jewel Howarth of Ann Arbor, Mich., June Elizabeth Michaels and husband Tommy of Norris, Ramona Lynn Williams and husband Glenn of Oak Ridge; brothers, Ronald and Lee Boyatt of Cheboygan, Mich., Louis Boyatt of Dalton, Ga., Brian Boyatt of Oneida, the Rev. Gary and Leetta Boyatt of Helenwood; sisters, Norma Jean and Charles Rubio of Chicago, Ill., Melba Cross of Oneida, Wanda “Toots” Boyatt of Oneida, Nelda and Larry Jones of Whitley City, Ky.; grandchildren, Andrew and Jeff Michaels, Laurie Braden, Eric and J.J Williams, Jennifer Badalament, Joy Moss, Aaron Howarth and Joshua Allen; 11 great-grandchildren; brother-in-law, Bob, Gayle and Kim Herring of Indianapolis, Ind.; several nieces and nephews and host of other relatives and friends.

Visitation was held from 6 – 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2010, at Clinch River Baptist Church, Lake City.

Funeral service was at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2010, at Clinch River Baptist Church with the Rev. Tom Byrge and Pastor Keith Tillman officiating.

Friends and family met at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 24, 2010, at Zion Cemetery in Claxton for interment.

You can also view June’s guest book at www.hatmakerfuneralhome.com

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

Ovia Cross, Clinton, passed away at 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2010 at the University of Tennessee Medical Center.

He was a dialysis patient for the past 5 years. He retired from B.F. GoodRich in Oneida. He was a member and Deacon of Fairview Baptist Church in Scott County, Masonic Lodge #695 of  Robbins, a World War II Army Veteran and life-time member of the DAV.

 He was preceded in death by: Parents, Frank and Elizabeth Cross; daughter, Kathy Schmittling; sisters, Nevada Lowe, Nora Ward, and Pearl Owens; brother, Bratcher Cross.

 Survivors: Wife of 59 years, Janis Cross of Clinton; daughter, Karen (Joanie) Phillips and husband Thad of Knoxville; mother-in-law, Minnie Lawson of Oneida; sisters, Canzada Owens and Zora Burress of Ohio, Evelyn Lowe of Knoxville; brothers, Arnold Cross and wife Dot of Smyrna, Odell Cross and wife Ruth of Huntsville; caregiver and special friends, Dale Parton and Diane Holder; several nieces, nephews and many friends.

The family will receive friends from 6 - 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25, 2010, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton with funeral service to follow at 8 p.m. with the Rev. Michael Jeffers and the Rev. Clayton Duncan officiating.

Singing will be provided by the Lloyd Family.

In lieu of flowers, donation s may be made to the National Kidney Foundation or the American Heart Association.

Family and friends will meet at 11 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 26, 2010, at Woodhaven Memorial Gardens in Claxton for graveside services.

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

Our dear Diana Brown went to be with her Lord and family Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2010.

She was born April 3, 1949, in Clinton to Garnett and Edna Elrod Johnson.

She married Benny Brown, April 14, 1979, in Knoxville. She was a member of Spirit Wind Church in Glen Rose.

Preceding her in death were her parents and her husband, Benny Brown, April 8, 2008.

Survivors: Daughter, Renee Brown of Watertown, N.Y.; son, Drew Brown of Glen Rose, Texas; brothers, Garnett Johnson Jr. of Clinton, Rick Johnson of Knoxville; sister, Debbie Keck of Knoxville; niece and nephew, Chloe and Tucker Johnson; and many other friends and family who cared for her.

Her funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 26, 2010, at Wiley Fumeral Home, Glen Rose, Texas.

Burial will be at Squaw Creek Cemetery, Rainbow, Texas.

Memorials may be made to Spirit Wind Church, 105 Barnard Street, Glen Rose, Texas, 76043.

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