Margaret Jeanette “Connie” Butler, 71, Oliver Springs, died Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2010, at her home.

She was born March 26, 1939, in Morgan County. She had lived in Roane County since early childhood.

She was a member of Dyllis Baptist Church. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She enjoyed cooking for her family and collecting recipes.

She and her husband were the owners and operators of Butlers Grocery.

She was preceded in death by: Parents, Everett and Rebecca Lamance; sisters, Juanita Franklin, Dale Duncan and Wanda Coleman; brother, Leslie Lamance; grandson, Matt West.

She is survived by: Husband of 55 years, Robert S. Butler; sons, Bobby Butler and wife Drema, Randy Butler, Chuck Butler and wife Rhonda and Dewayne Butler and wife Whitney, all of Oliver Springs; daughters, Debbie West and husband Tim of Harriman, Mona Miller of Bardstown, Ky., and Becky Childs and husband Jeff of Harriman; 15 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; sisters, Beulah Coffman and Gleneva Haney, both of Oakdale; several nieces, nephews, extended family members and special friends.

The family received friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 1, 2010, at Sharp Funeral Home. The funeral followed at 8 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. John Bowman officiating.

Burial and graveside services will be held at noon Saturday, Oct. 2, 2010, at Dyllis Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family request memorial contributions be given to the Dyllis Baptist Church of the Dyllis Cemetery.

Sharp Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. An online guest book is available at www.sharpfh.com

Robert Lee Duncan, 65, Oakridge, Ore., went home to be with the Lord Sept. 27, 2010.

He was raised in Beach Groove and Lake City, but had been in Oregon since 1965.

Better known as “Bob” or “Bobby,” he leaves a wife, Madeline Murton Duncan from Revenna, Ohio; sons, Bud Duncan of Troutville, Va., Bobby Duncan of Oakridge, Ore.; brothers, Chelma (Terry) Duncan of Springfield, Ore., and Clay Duncan of Alvin, Texas; sisters, Maxine Nelson Lutner of Lake City, Alma Sue Price of Keavy, Ky., Shirley Chestine Byrge of Briceville, Charlene Mobley of Knoxville, Ava L. Yocum of Andersonville, Patti Ford of Heiskell and Charlotte Duncan of Knoxville.

He also leaves four grandchildren, Cody Duncan, Justin Duncan, Brett Duncan and Jonah Duncan; 31 nephews and nieces; many great-nephews and nieces; and few great-great-nephews and nieces.

He was preceded in death by: Father, Dewey Duncan (1984); sister, Debbie Duncan (1984); mother, Marie Duncan (2000).

In lieu of flowers, please give or send donations to Patti Ford, P.O. Box 156, Heiskell, Tenn., 37754.

Donations will be forwarded to his wife, Madeline Duncan.

Bobby “Bob” Edward Freeman, 77, Caryville, died Friday, Sept. 24, 2010, at his residence.

He was born April 27, 1933, in Kentucky to the late George E. and Mary Magdalene Johnson Freeman.

He was a U.S. Army Veteran and retired from Martin-Marietta after 37 years-plus. He was a member of Lakeview Baptist Church in Caryville.

Survivors: Wife, Barbara “Bobbie” Hill Freeman of Caryville; sons, Joe Freeman and wife Bonnie of Briceville, George Freeman and wife Vickie of Caryville; daughters, Angie Beach and husband Terry of Jacksboro, Margie Smith and husband Rick of Andersonville; sister, Marilyn Groomes and husband Richard of Texas; grandchildren, Travis Freeman, Lance Freeman, Chad Freeman, Logan Smith, Brandon Beach; great-grandchildren, Hannah, Leah, Chloe, Ansley; a host of other relatives and friends.

Visitation was held from 5 - 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 26, 2010, at Hatmaker Funeral Home in Lake City.

Funeral service was at 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 26, 2010 in the Hatmaker Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Roger Stanley and the Rev. Kenneth Seeber officiating.

Family and friends met at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 27, 2010, at Woodhaven Memorial Gardens in Claxton for his interment.

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

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

Mrs. Anna L. Gross, born Nov. 2, 1928, went to be with the Lord Sept. 23, 2010.

She professed her faith in Christ at an early age, was a faithful Christian to the Baptist church and a long-time member of First Baptist Church of Clinton. Anna married Homer Gross on May 14, 1948, at Black Oak Baptist Church of Clinton and they celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary May 14, 2010. Together, they founded and operated Clinton Floor and Cabinet Shop for more than 50 years. She was a retired secretary of the Department of Energy and TVA Executive Offices in downtown Knoxville. She was a loving mother, wife and sister and will be truly missed by her family and friends.

She was preceded in death by: Parents, William M. and Madge Webster Leinart; brother and sister in-law, Edsel and Dorothy Jo Leinart; brothers in-law, James Earl Prewitt, Jim Queener; sisters in-law, Bonnie Hackworth and husband Charles, Rosalie Lovitt and husband Garrett; nephew, Randy Leinart.

Survived by: Husband, Homer L. Gross; son, Darrell Lynn Gross and wife Leslie; daughters, Teena Gross Venable and husband Ken, Karen Gross Gilbert and husband Roger; sisters, Jean Leinart Simpelaar and husband Jan of Arizona, Evelyn Brogan-Quarto of California, Billie Queener; brothers-in-law, Homer Prewitt and wife Juanita, Bill Prewitt and wife Helen, Carl Prewitt and wife Dallas of Michigan; sisters-in-law, Helen Webber, Alma Prewitt of Kentucky; grandchildren, Darren Gross and fiancée Sarai Moretz, Chad Gross, Kent Venable and wife Micki, Brooke Gilbert; great-grandchildren: Hayden Gross, Katelynn Gross, and Kaylee Venable; step great-granddaughter, Mary Nina Moretz; step great-grandson, Alex Durbin; nephews, Richard Simpelaar, Daniel Simpelaar and wife Cindy, Steven Leinart and wife JoAnn, Dennis Prewitt, Gary Hackworth and wife Charlotte, Mike Prewitt, Marvin Prewitt, Robin Prewitt, Roger Prewitt, Joey Prewitt; nieces, Shirley Webber, Ronnia Phillips and husband Tom, Kendra Brogan Cummins and husband Allen, Patti Notzon and husband Dennis, Linda Leinart, Wilma Lovitt, Jewel Dean Lovitt, Vonda Prewitt, Teresa Prewitt, Joy Whittemore; a host of great nieces and nephews and cousins.

The family would like to thank the special caregivers, Joyce Glymp, Christy Glymp, Jill Ridenour, Cindy Jenkins and Vicky Smith for their dedicated work and compassion they provided.

The family received friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 26, 2010, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton. Funeral services followed at 8 p.m. in the chapel with the Rev. Sam Dean and the Rev. Stan Elliott officiating. Graveside services were at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 27, 2010, at Sunset Cemetery in Clinton.

Pallbearers were Darren Gross, Chad Gross, Kent Venable, Steven Leinart, Gary Hackworth, Marvin Prewitt and Larry Poole. Honorary Pallbearers were Richard Simpelaar, Daniel Simpelaar, Justin Brogan, Joey Monaco and Cassidy Ross.

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

Alberta Louise Johnson Hatfield, 79, Oliver springs, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2010, at ParkWest Medical Center in Knoxville.

She was born Nov. 7, 1930, in Verda, Ky.

She was a member of the Kellytown Baptist Church and Order of the Eastern Star, Oliver Springs Chapter # 211.

She was preceded in death by: Parents, Carl and Lillian Price Johnson; daughter-in-law, Elessa Hatfield; son-in-law, Steve Barnett Campbell.

She is survived by: Daughters, Susan Magill and husband Ralph of Harriman, and Brenda Campbell of Harriman; son, James Leslie “Pete” Hatfield of Harriman; grandchildren, Amanda Crass and husband Sam, Brian Magill and wife Misty and John Campbell and wife Precious, all of Harriman; great-grandchildren, Makenzie and Morgan Crass and Isabel Magill.

Keeping with her wishes she was cremated.

Sharp Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. An online guest book is available at www.sharpfh.com

Ocle Eugene Hatmaker , 83, Alexandria, Ky., formerly of Clinton, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2010, at Woodcrest Manor.

He was a farmer.

He is survived by: Nieces, Donna Tye and Wilma Miller; nephews, Richard and William Griffin; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by: Sister, Dallas Griffin; brother William Ernest Hatmaker.

Visitation was from 5 - 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept, 30, 2010, at Cooper Funeral Home, Alexandria, Ky. September 30, 2010 from 5-7pm.

Services began at 7pm.

Burial will be at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 2, 1010, at Oakland Cemetery, Grants Lick, Ky.

Mary Ann Jones, 71, Powell, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2010, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.

She was a loving mother, and grandmother. She enjoyed spending time with her friends and going to church.

She was preceded in death by: Parents, Marlin and Maxie Gardner; husband Charles Sterling Jones.

Survivors: Son, Greg Jones and wife Karen of Spring, Texas; daughter, Cheryl Hall and husband Steve of Clinton.

She also leaves behind three grandchildren.

At the families request all services will be private.

Jones Mortuary in Clinton is in charge of all arrangements.

An online guestbook is available at www.jonesmortuaryllc.com

Gary Lynn Watson, 57, Clinton, passed away Sept. 29, 2010, in Kennesaw, Ga., of a heart attack.

He was a member of Valley View Methodist Church in Claxton. He played football for Clinton High from 1969 - 1971. He attended Western Kentucky Univervisty on a football scholarship. He also played semi-pro football in Atlanta, Ga.

He was a builder by trade.

He is preceded in death by: Mother, Mary Watson.

Survivors: Sons, Garron Watson, Iran and Tatiana Watson; granddaughter, Emily; father, I. M. Watson; sisters, Ronda Bruckno, Ziena Roach; brothers, Alan and Rick, all of Clinton.

He had many nieces and nephews.

Services will be held at 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 3, 2010, at Valley View Methodist.

Flowers may be sent to 229 New Henderson Rd, Clinton.

Alvin L. Talley, 84, Clinton, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2010, at Norris Health & Rehabilitation Center. 

He was a member of Clinton First Baptist Church, a World War II Army Veteran and member of American Legion and Civitan Club. He was a retired insurance agent.

He was preceded in death by: Daughter, Linda Carol Talley; and parents, Elmer Talley and Virgie Harrington.

Survivors: Wife, Betty R. Talley of Clinton; children, Anne Weaver of Clinton, Steve Talley of Katy, Texas; grandchildren, Benjamin Cannon, Mollie Weaver, Amber Talley and Jeremy Talley; brothers, Dennis, Sherill and Jerry Talley, all of Anderson County; cousin, Beverly Crawford of Clinton.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimerís Association, P. O. Box 10088, Knoxville, Tenn., 37939-9910.

The family will receive friends from 6 - 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 2, 2010, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton with funeral service to follow at 8 p.m. in the chapel. Family and friends will meet at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 3, 2010, at Zion Cemetery in Claxton for graveside services.

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

Lawrence E. Barton, 85, Clinton, died Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2010, at his home.

He was born Oct. 14, 1924, in Rutland, Ohio. He moved to Clinton in May, 1999.

He retired from the city of Columbus, Ohio, as a water plant operator following 21 years of employment.

He was a member of the Midway Baptist Church in Oak Ridge.

He was preceded in death by: Wife, Jean E. Barton; parents, Roy Barton and Leafy Camp Barton; sister, Mildred Barton; and brother, Thomas Barton.

He is survived by: Daughter, Mildred Jeffers and husband Roger of Clinton; son, Laurence Gene Barton and wife Susan of Galena, Ohio; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.

Keeping with the wishes of Mr. Barton his body was cremated.

Sharp Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. An online guest book is available at www.sharpfh.com

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