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BERTHA JULIA (HOOKS) NELSON
Bertha Julia (Hooks) Nelson, 91, passed away Oct. 2, 2010, at her home in Clinton.

She was a homemaker. 

She is survived by: Husband, Harrison Nelson of Clinton; son Ronald Nelson of Gainesville, Fla.; sister, Hazel Long of Clinton; grandchildren, Eric Nelson of Tallahassee, Fla. and Holly Tardif of Clearwater, Fla.; great-grandchildren, Kenley and Carter Nelson of Tallahassee, Fla.; and many nieces and nephews. 

Her family received friends from 11 a.m. - noon Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2010, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton, with a celebration of life at noon. Graveside service followed at Sunset Cemetery in Clinton.

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


HARRY R. ‘POPPY’ HALE
Harry R. “Poppy” Hale, left this earth Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010.

He was born Feb. 18, 1930, in LaFollette, the son of Claude and Mae (Maples) Hale.

He shared 56 years of his life with his loving wife Janice (Jones) Hale.

He served in the United States Army and was a veteran of the Korean War. He was retired from Kentucky Central Life Insurance Company, where he worked more than 30 years. He was an avid fisherman, he loved listening to gospel and country music and watching his grandchildren play sports.

He was preceded in death by: Parents, Claude and Mae Hale; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Guy and Frankie Jones.

He will be greatly missed by: Wife, Janice; daughter, Melissa Newberry and husband, Louis; grandchildren, Meredith and Taylor Newberry; sisters, Jo Hale of Utah and Kathy Graham of Colorado; brother, Steve Hale of Rockford; sisters-in-law, June Hudson and husband Jim, Jeannette Babb and husband Jim, Judy Slack and husband Charles and Jackie Maston and husband Dwight, all of Coalfield; brother-in-law, Joe Jones and wife Judy of Kingston; special friends, Don and Evelyn Jones of Trenton, Mich, Joyce and Leo Rutherford, Pauline and Luther Walton, and Carolyn Pipkin of Coalfield.

He will also be missed by a host of loving nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews, and extended family members and friends.

The family received friends and celebrated Harry’s life from 2 – 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 7, 2010. Funeral services followed at 4 p.m. in the chapel of Sharp Funeral Home with James Foster officiating. Burial and graveside services followed at the Estes Cemetery in Coalfield at 6:30 pm.

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


DORIS ANN MULLINS
Doris Ann Mullins, 55, Oliver Springs, went home to be with the Lord Thursday, Oct. 7, 2010, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.

She was preceded in death by her father, Virgil Nelson, and by several aunts and uncles.

She worked at the Department of Energy for 31 years in the P.S.S. office at the K-25 federal plant. She was a loving grandmother who enjoyed watching her granddaughter play and pitch a game of softball and watching her grandson crawl all over and also taking him for a spin in her wheelchair.

She is survived by: Mother, Maudetta Conant Nelson of Oliver Springs; son, Justin Mullins and wife Kristy of Coalfield; brothers, Clarence Nelson and wife Gail of Oliver Springs and J.C. Nelson and wife Mary Rose of Harriman; grandchildren, Kaylah and Kaleb Mullins of Coalfield.

She is also survived by nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews; two aunts, Sarah Mccown of Harriman and Elsie Harvey of Oliver Springs; by other family members and many special friends who will truly miss her.

The family will receive friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 10, 2010, at Sharp Funeral Home. The funeral will follow at 8 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Jeff Parrott officiating. Burial and graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 11, 2010, at New Fairview Cemetery.

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


BOBBIE SKILES DAVIS
Bobbie Skiles Davis, 92, entered the golden gates Oct. 6, 2010, from complications following a stroke.

She was born Sept. 8, 1918.

She was preceded in death by: Parents, William Arthur and Matilda Russell Jones; sister, Georgia Wilson; husband of 15 years, James Leslie Skiles; and infant son, James Leslie Skiles II; and later by her second husband of 53 years, Calvin W. Davis.

She was a faithful wife, nurturing mother, loving grandmother, and doting great-grandmother.

Left to cherish her memories are loving and devoted family: Daughters and sons-in-law, Barbara and Jackie Jackson, and Doralene and Darwin Davis; sons and daughters-in-law, Benny and Shelby Skiles, and Curtis and Millie Skiles; grandchildren, Gregg Skiles, Dennis Davis and wife Holly, Jay Jackson, Deidre Holt and husband Joel, Joni Keith and husband John, and Laurie Skiles; great-grandchildren, Cameron Holt, Bryson Keith, and Emily Davis; best friends, Jack and Lois Davis and family; and many special relatives, friends, and neighbors.

She was the oldest member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church by age and by years of membership. She was graciously honored during the morning service on May 8, 2005, and was presented a commemorative plaque in recognition of 75 years of membership.

She was retired from Proffitt’s Department Store and was a member of the Executive Club in recognition of her outstanding service to the company.

Gardening was her passion. She grew beautiful flowers, as well as a large variety of fruits and vegetables. She shared generously from her bountiful crops and was diligent in canning and freezing for the winter food supply. She was an accomplished seamstress and enjoyed quilting and needlework.

She loved outdoor activities: camping, picnics, cook-outs at the lake, with occasional rides on the pontoon boat; CHS football, flea markets and yard sales, riding her lawn mower and running the garden tiller. She adored family gatherings, especially birthdays and holidays.

She was a kind and gentle lady who was loved by all who knew her. Her legacy of faith, wisdom, and love will go on for generations to come, and these are only a few of the priceless gifts she gave through the beauty of her life. She will truly be missed and forever loved.

The family extends a special thanks to the staff and nurses of 5th floor west of Methodist Medical Center, as well as the staff and nurses of the Life Care Center of Morgan County.

The family invites you to join them and help celebrate her wonderful life. Visitation will be from 6 - 8 p.m. Saturday Oct. 9, 2010, at Sharp Funeral Home. The funeral will follow in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Todd Hardin and Pastor James Foster officiating. Interment will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 10, 2010, at Estes Cemetery in Coalfield.

If you choose you may honor Bobbie’s life with memorial gifts to Estes Cemetery.


FRANKIE CROWE KELLY
Frankie Crowe Kelly, 85, Oliver Springs, died Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010, at her home.

She was born March 16, 1925, in the Fork Mountain Community of New River. She moved to Oliver Springs in her early childhood.

She was a member of Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church where she served as the pianist for 23 years. She was employed by the Atomic Energy Commission as a filing clerk and later at Oliver Springs Elementary School for 32 years.

She was preceded in death by: Parents, Frank and Virgie Jett Crowe; brothers, Donald Crowe, Frank Crowe Jr. and Ralph Crowe.

She is survived by: Husband, Billy Browder Kelly of Oliver Springs; daughters, Cathy Sharp and husband Bob and Trisha Lankford and husband Roger, all of the Sugar Grove Valley Community; son, Steve Kelly of Liberty, N.C.; grandchildren, Jamie Sharp, Kelli Sharp and fiancee Travis Lowe, Billy Sharp and wife Dana, Andrew Sharp and wife Amy, Joshua, Brianne and Arielle Lankford; sister, Jo Lynn of Harriman; brother, Boyd Crowe and wife Mary Ellen of Coalfield; several nieces, nephews, extended family members and special friends.

The family received friends from 2 – 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 3, 2010, at Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church. Burial and graveside services followed at Mt. Pisgah Cemetery.

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


JEFFERY DEAN BULLOCK
Jeffery Dean Bullock, 52, Clinton, passed away Saturday, Oct. 2, 2010, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge. 

He was born Oct. 6, 1957, in Detroit, Mich.

He was of the Baptist Faith and served in the Air Force National Guard for nine years. He worked for several years in the family business, Clinton Tire Terminal.

Survivors: Wife, Lisa Hamby Bullock of Clinton; son, Zachary Bullock of Clinton; daughter, Lindsey Bullock Lowe and husband Jake of Clinton; grandchildren, Makyla Bullock and unborn Jaxon Lowe; parents, Walter and Doris Bullock of Clinton; sisters, Deborah Lee Robbins and husband Dennis of Lawrenceville, Ga., Barbara Sue Lehrman and husband Tony of Tucson, Ariz.; father-in-law, Robert Hamby and wife Karen of Clinton; mother-in-law, Derita Steele and husband Charles of Clinton; sisters-in-law, Amy Hamby Scott and husband Don of Knoxville, Melissa Dupree of Clinton; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and host of other relatives and friends.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Lung Association, 1301 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Suite 800, Washington, D.C., 20004.

The family received friends from 6 - 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2010, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton with funeral service following at 8 p.m. in the chapel with the Rev. Marty Stooksbury officiating.

Interment was at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010, at Oak Grove Cemetery in Lake City.

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


NORMA JEAN DUNCAN
Norma Jean Duncan, 72, Andersonville, formerly of Lake City in the Beech Grove community, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2010, at the Golden Living Health Care Center in Clinton.

She was born Feb. 24, 1938, in Anderson County, to the late Buster and Nellie Mae Isabell Reynolds.

She was a member of the Beech Grove Baptist Church. She enjoyed yard sales, flowers and spending time with family and friends, especially her grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by: Parents; husband, Joseph Manual Duncan; sisters, Mary Ruth Braden, Ruby Daugherty and Helen Reynolds.

Survivors: Son, Bo Phillips and wife Cathy of Lake City; daughter, Sherrie Hutchison and husband Bryson of Andersonville; grandchildren, Mandy Seeber of Lake City, Cassie and Jason Johnson of Lake City, Jessie and Daniel Wells of Lake City, Tasha Phillips of Knoxville, Danny Marlow of Andersonville; great-grandchildren, Austin, Ethen, Bradley, Sophia, Ayla, Elijah and Trinity; sister, Pauline Bunch of Briceville; brother, Billy and Maggie Reynolds of Lake City; several friends and other family members.

Visitation was from 6 – 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 7, 2010, at Hatmaker Funeral Home in Lake City.

Funeral service was at 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 7, 2010, in the Hatmaker Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. David Goins officiating.

Friends and family will met at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 8, 2010, at the Hatmaker Funeral Home to go in procession to the Beech Grove Cemetery in Lake City for a 2 p.m. interment.

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

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


ROXIE MAE RUSSELL
Mrs. Roxie Mae Russell, surrounded by family members, peacefully took the hand of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2010.

Waiting for her at the Gates of Heaven were her husband Dexter Russell; parents Elisha (Lish) Vann and Tennie Partin Vann; brothers, Jimmy Euel and Mart Vann; sisters Florence Russell, Maggie Fritts, Flora Smurden, and Annie Daugherty; eldest son, Frank Simpson; son-in-law, Ray Byrge; and daughter-in-law Patricia Russell.

And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain; for the former things are passed away.

She gave her life to the Lord at a tent revival and was baptized with her husband Dexter. She could often be found reading her Bible late at night and praying for her children and their families. She was a member of Beech Park Baptist Church in Oliver Springs. She particularly loved her Sunday school class and her many dear friends there. She also held a special place in her heart for her Pastor, Robbie Leach.

She is survived by: Sons, Don Russell of Laurel Grove and Larky Russell and his wife Christina of Oliver Springs; daughters, Patsy Lively of Harriman, Kathy Byrge, Shirley Tinker and husband Hayes, Debbie Bunch and husband Doug, Tammy Peters and husband Joe; daughter-in-law, Lisa Simpson, all of Oliver Springs; sister-in-law, Mable Russell of Knoxville.

She is also survived by grandchildren, Chucky Simpson and Carol, Angel and Dudley Wright, Donella Russell, Shawn Russell and Pam, Chucky Lively and Teresa, Chad Lively and Lisa, Travis Lively and Teresa, Trent Byrge and Torie, Toby Russell and Nicole, Stacy and Dustin Cox, Ryan Bunch and Hollie, and Candace Peters; great grandchildren, Faith Russell, Brittany, Chastity, Dalton and Tanner Lively, Dexter and Dustin, Austin Byrge, unborn Baby Byrge, Isabella Foust and Mackenzie Russell, Brittany, Chucky and Courtney Simpson, Robbie and Amber Pierce, Sierra Wright; and several very close nieces and nephews.

Her children and grandchildren were her pride and joy. She loved to see them come home for Sunday dinner and was most happy at Thanksgiving and Christmas when she was surrounded by her family. Before she retired Mrs. Russell was variously employed at Y-12 in Oak Ridge, at Emery’s 5 and10 in Oliver Springs and Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge. She lived at 1235 Cove Lane in the Cove Community of Oliver Springs for more than 60 years. She loved visits from relatives and her many close friends, neighbors and very special friends Luther and Wilma Jean Massingale. She was known to everyone as Mam Maw Roxie. She liked to say that she had raised all of her children and half of the other kids in the Cove. Guests were always welcome in her home and she never let them leave without first offering a meal and an invitation to return.

Visitation was from 6 - 9 p.m. Oct. 8, 2010, at Beech Park Baptist Church in Oliver Springs. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Oct. 9, 2010, with Pastors Robbie Leach, Gary Smith and Luther Massengale conducting the service. Graveside services will follow at Indian Creek Cemetery in the Cove community.

The Russell family would like to thank everyone for their prayers and words of kindness and love during this time. We were blessed to have been assisted in her care by many very special nurses. We will forever be thankful and have the greatest respect for Doctor Michael Thompson and Doctor William Bingham for the special care given to our Mother.


MATTHEW ‘OATIS’ BUHL
Matthew, “better know as Oatis,” Buhl, 22, Clinton, passed away suddenly Friday, Oct. 1, 2010, at the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville.

He loved his daughter, Madison “Mattie” Grace. He loved fishing.

He was preceded in death by: Grandfather, David Buhl; great-grandfather, John Whitaker; great-grandmother, Neva Nelson; cousin: David Bowens.

Survivors: Parents, David and Renee Buhl of Clinton; daughter, Mattie Grace Buhl of Clinton; sister, Natawni Buhl and boyfriend Timothy “TJ” Daugherty of Clinton; grandparents, Ingrid and David Whitaker of Ohio, Hazel Buhl of Lake City.

He also leaves behind several aunts, uncles, cousins, and a host of other relatives and friends.

His family received his friends from 5 – 9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2010, in the chapel of Jones Mortuary. A celebration of his life was held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010, in the chapel of Jones Mortuary with the Rev. Calvin Stokes officiating.

His interment was private.

Jones Mortuary in Clinton was in charge of all arrangements.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Jones Mortuary, 375 N. Main Street, Clinton, Tenn., 37716 to help cover the cost of Oatis and Mark’s services.

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


MARK WAYNE BUHL
Mark Wayne Buhl, 24, Oak Ridge, passed away suddenly Saturday, Oct. 2, 2010, at the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville.

He loved working on cars, loved his dog Dough and was a great craftsman working with wood — he made beautiful wood bowls.

He was preceded in death by: Brother, Mathew Buhl; grandfather, David Buhl; great-grandfather, John Whitaker; great-grandmother, Neva Nelson; cousin, David Bowens.

Survivors: Parents, David and Renee Buhl of Clinton; sister, Natawni Buhl and boyfriend Timothy “TJ” Daugherty of Clinton; grandparents, Ingrid and David Whitaker of Ohio, Hazel Buhl of Lake City; fiancée, Kayla Wynn of Oak Ridge.

He also leaves behind several aunts, uncles, cousins, and a host of other relatives and friends.

His family received his friends from 5 – 9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2010, in the chapel of Jones Mortuary.

A celebration of his life was held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010, in the chapel of Jones Mortuary with the Rev. Calvin Stokes officiating.

His interment was private.

Jones Mortuary in Clinton was in charge of all arrangements.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Jones Mortuary, 375 N Main Street, Clinton, Tenn., 37716 to cover the cost of Mark’s and Oatis’ services.

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


JAMES HOWARD BROOKS
James Howard Brooks, 84, Jacksboro, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010, at his residence.

He attended Covenant Life in Lake City. He loved his family and traveling.

He was preceded in death by: Parents, William and Myrtle Brooks; first wife, Eva “June” Brooks: sister, Irene Neglia and Ruth Heidel.

Survivors: Wife, Gloria Brooks of Jacksboro; sons, Michael Brooks and wife Beth of Clinton, Rodney Brooks and wife Janet of Clinton; daughter, Gail Prater and husband Allen of Oliver Springs; step sons, Gary Hatmaker and wife Penny of Jacksboro, Eugene Hatmaker and wife Donna of Jacksboro; step daughter, Connie Hatmaker of Kingston; brother, Bob Brooks and wife Daisy of Coalfield.

He also leaves behind seven grandchildren, eight great grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

His family received his friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 8, 2010, at Jones Mortuary in Clinton. His funeral service followed at 8 p.m. in the chapel with the Rev. Tony McAfee officiating.

His interment will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, 2010, at Anderson Memorial Gardens in Clinton with full military honors.

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


GARY DALE WHITE
Gary Dale White, 41, Clinton, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2010, at his residence.

He loved hunting, fishing and gardening.

He was preceded in death by: Father: Gary Lynn White; step sister, Randy Goodpasture.

Survivors: Parents, Shirley Rollins and husband Roy of Clinton; daughter, Terri of Knoxville; step brothers. Cory Shane Rollins of Clinton, Daniel Theisen and wife Anita of Solway, Tracy Rollins and wife Loretta of Oak Ridge; sister, Crystal White of Briceville; grandmother, Grace Ellis of Claxton; grandfather, J.C. Vowell of Clinton.

He also leaves behind several aunts, uncles, a host of other relatives and friends.

His family will receive his friends from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, 2010, in the chapel of Jones Mortuary.His interment will follow visitation at Oak Grove Cemetery in Lake City.

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


GENE WRIGHT
Gene Wright went to meet his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Monday Oct 4, 2010, at Mercy Hospital North.

He was a 32nd Degree Mason and a veteran of the United States Army. He grew up in Caryville and starred in basketball at Jacksboro High School. He went on to play basketball and baseball at LMU and was later inducted into the LMU Athletic Hall of Fame. After his service in the army, he coached high school basketball at Powell Valley, Rule, Jacksboro and Lake City. In 1973 he decided to impact students in a different way and moved into administration, where he served as principal at Lake City until it closed in 1982 and later at Anderson County High School. He loved teaching and coaching and making a difference in the lives of the young men and women at the high school level as their principal. After his retirement he became very active in the Holston Rose Society and loved growing roses. He was inducted in the Anderson County Hall of fame in 2008. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Lake City for more than 47 years where he was a deacon and taught Sunday School.

He was preceded in death by: Father and mother, the Rev. J.W. Wright and Eliza Wright; brothers, Neville, Warren and Bob; and sister, Mae Taylor.

He is survived by: Wife of 53 years, Jimmie Ann of Lake City; daughter, Julie Minton and husband Steve of New Tazewell; son, Jody and wife Kim of Clinton; sisters, Nadine and Marguerite of Caryville; and grandchildren, Lauren, Michael and Mollie.

The family received friends from 4 -7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 7, 2010, with funeral service to follow at First Baptist Church Lake City. Graveside services were at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 8, 2010, at Grandview cemetery in Clinton. Services were conducted by the Rev. Charles Noss, the Rev. Brian Courtney and grave side services by the Rev. Wayne Phillips.

Gene requested that in lieu of flowers, gifts be made to Galilee Bible Camp which his father established at 586 Camp Galilee Rd, Lafollette Tenn., 37766 or Fulton High School basketball team at 2509 Broadway Knoxville Tn, 37917, where his son Jody is the coach.


DAVID E. WHITE
David E. White, 48, Powell, formerly of Lake City, passed away Friday, Oct. 1, 2010, at his residence.

He was born April 18, 1962, in Florida to the late Ovas and Marinetha Fox White.

He was a member of the Clear Branch Baptist Church. He enjoyed his job, working on cars, riding motorcycles, and spending time with friends and family, especially his son.

Survivors: Son, Nicholas White of Lake City; brothers, Bobby Fox and wife Rhonda of Lake City, Ervin White of Lake City; niece, Christy McMillan of Oak Ridge; special cousins, Eula Beeler, Juanita Lamb, Nona Rainey; several friends and other family members.

Visitation was from 6 – 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010, at Hatmaker Funeral Home in Lake City.

Funeral service was at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010, in the Hatmaker Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Randy Norton and the Rev. Lynn Mowery officiating. Interment was at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 7, 2010, at Woodhaven Memorial Gardens in Claxton.

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

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


CHARLES WILLIAM LEE TURNBILL
Charles William Lee Turnbill, 89, Clinton, died peacefully Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2010.

He was an electrician who was employed at Y-12 before his retirement in 1993. He served his country in World War II and was awarded the Silver Star for his service in the Korean Conflict. He was a devout member of Crossroads Baptist Church in Knoxville where he enjoyed the music of the church and supported mission programs, especially those who served in Haiti.

He was preceded in death by: Wife, Claire Lindsey Turnbill; parents, Frank and Eva Turnbill of Clinton.

Survivors: Daughters, Suzanne and husband Charles King of Clinton, Patricia Greeson of Oak Ridge; grandchildren, Stacy King, Terri and husband Scott Foust of Clinton, Claire Greeson of Atlanta, Ga.; great-granddaughters, Samantha Foust, Jessica Foust; great-grandson, Landen Scott of Clinton; a host of friends.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Crossroads Baptist Church Mission Program, 7503 Bell Rd., Knoxville, Tenn., 37938-2638 or the American Cancer Society.

The family received friends from 6 - 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton. Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 7, 2010, in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Timothy Roller officiating. Graveside service followed at Sunset Cemetery in Clinton.

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


HUBERT ‘BERT’ LEE JAMES
Hubert “Bert” Lee James, 66, Clinton, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010, at Johnson City Medical Center in Johnson City.

He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and brother. He was a member of the Memorial United Methodist Church in Clinton. He was a gentle and honest man. He enjoyed life and loved vacationing with his motor home.

He was preceded in death by: Parents, Arnold and Etta James; and sister, Bettye Lou James.

Survivors: Wife, Penny James of Clinton; sons, John James of Clinton, Zack James and wife Tracie of Knoxville; step son, Dustin Murray and wife Chris of Long Beach, Calif.; brothers, Ken James of Clinton, Don James and wife Lilli of Columbus, Ohio, Robert James and wife Rose of Franklin, Ohio; grandchildren, Jonathan James, Zoie James, Declan Murray, Audra Murray, and Baby James (arriving soon).

He also leaves behind a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends

His family will receive his friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, 2010, in the chapel of Jones Mortuary with his celebration of life following at 8 p.m. with Pastor Don Thomas officiating. His interment will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 10, 2010, at Woodhaven Memorial Gardens in Claxton.

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


HAROLD DEAN HACKLER
Harold Dean Hackler, 75, Norris, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010.

He was a graduate of Norris High School, class of 1953, and a founding member of the Norris United Methodist Church. He served two years in the United States Navy as an electrician on submarines and an additional four years in the Naval Reserves. He worked for more than 25 years at Oak Ridge National Laboratory as a cyclotron operator at the X10 plant. He was very active in his church and community, including serving one term on the Norris City Council and one term as vice-mayor of the City of Norris. For many years, he was a member of the Optimist Club and helped in the formation of NAGAF. His longest community service was with the Norris Volunteer Fire Department in which he was a member for 40 years.

He was a generous, caring man who could fix anything and was always ready to help anyone in need. He enjoyed NASCAR, UT sports, a good joke and an occasional political debate. Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with family and friends.

He will be greatly missed by his wife of 54 years, Rita Rosenbalm Hackler; son and daughter-in-law, Scott and Laurie Hackler; daughter and son-in-law, Kim and Dan Zachman; grandchildren, Kelsey, Gabe and Brady Hackler and Abby and Josie Zachman will miss their adored “Bubba.” He will also be missed by his brothers, Bob and Ron Hackler and sisters-in-law, Patricia Hackler, Linda Hackler, Sandra Nolan and Sharon Huffstutter; and many nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 2 - 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, 2010, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton with a service immediately following.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Norris United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 327, Norris, Tenn., 37828 or the Norris Volunteer Fire Department, c/o the City of Norris, P. O. Box 1090, Norris, Tenn., 37828.

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



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