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HARRISON SAMUEL NELSON
Harrison Samuel Nelson, Clinton, passed away Nov. 11, 2010.

He was 91.

He was a World War II veteran and a retired Oak Ridge federal employee.

He was preceded in death by: Wife, Bertha J. Nelson.

His survivors include: Brothers, Charles Nelson, Floyd Nelson, and Jim Nelson; sisters, Edna Cox, Marie Reeder and Laura Russell; son, Ronald Nelson of Alachua, Fla.; grandchildren, Holly Tardif of Clearwater, Fla., and Eric Nelson of Tallahassee, Fla.; two great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Hazel Long; and many nieces and nephews.

He will be sorely missed by his friends and family.

Family will receive friends from 11 a.m. - noon Saturday, Nov. 13, 2010, with a celebration of life service at noon, at Holley Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton.

Dr. Roger Pugh will be officiating.

Graveside services will follow at Sunset Cemetery.

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


PHILIP DEWAYNE THRASHER
Philip Dewayne Thrasher, 54, Knoxville, died Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2010, at Park West Medical Center in Knoxville.

He was born Feb. 28, 1956, in Alabama. He had lived in Tennessee since early childhood.

He was employed as a manager of both convenient and grocery stores. He was a single engine airplane pilot and he also enjoyed scuba diving.

He was preceded in death by: Parents, Doyle Thrasher and Lillie Mae Bradford Thrasher; brothers, Gene and Thomas Thrasher.

He is survived by: Wife, Linda Breeden Bridges Thrasher of Knoxville; daughters, Kelly and Paige Thrasher of Chattanooga; step-children, Jonathan Bridges and wife Melody of Knoxville, Joseph Bridges and wife Cassie of Oliver Springs, Becky Koski and husband Michael of Oliver Springs, and Christopher Bridges of Knoxville.

He is also survived by grandchildren, Jacob, Jonah, Jordan, Austin and Tyler Bridges, and Micah and Noah Koski.

The family received friends from 6 – 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 12, 2010, at The House of the Lord Church, 3606 Blount Ave., Knoxville.

The services followed at 7 p.m. in the church with Pastor Roy Kelley officiating.

Sharp funeral home was in charge of the arrangements.

An online guestbook is available at www.sharpfh.com


ELSIE JANE HARVEY
Elsie Jane Harvey, 86, Oliver Springs, passed away Thursday, Nov. 4, 2010, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.

She was born June 24,1924, in Union County in 1936, at the age of 12 she moved to the New Fairview Community of Roane County.

She was a faithful member of the New Fairview Baptist Church where she enjoyed singing in the church choir. Some of the hobbies that Mrs. Harvey enjoyed was quilting and canning.

She was preceded in death by: Parents, John and Martha Miller Nelson; husband, Albert Jackson “Jack” Harvey; granddaughter, Mary Cepeda; great-granddaughter, Brittani Smith; sisters, Lema Prater, Lillian Prater and Mabel Raby; and brothers, Virgil and Clifford Nelson.

She is survived by: Children, Carolyn Smith and husband Bob of Pine Knot, Ky., Judy Difebbo and husband Tom of Knoxville, and Jim Harvey and wife Beth of Oliver Springs; grandchildren, Amber and Savannah Harvey, Stephanie LaRue, Michael, Jimmy, and Derrick Smith, and Rachele Difebbo; and 10 great-grandchildren.

She is also survived by special friends, Oran Miller, Lorene Nelson, and Katherine Graham.

The family received friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 7, 2010, at Sharp Funeral Home.

The funeral followed in the funeral home chapel at 8 p.m. with Pastor John Edwards officiating.

Burial and graveside services were held at 11 a.m. Monday Nov. 8, 2010, at New Fairview Cemetery.

An online guest book is available for Mrs. Harvey at www.sharpfh.com. Sharp Funeral Home of Oliver Springs is in charge of arrangements.


ROY FREELS
Roy Freels, 72, Clinton, passed away Monday, Nov. 8, 2010, at Loudon Health Care Center in Loudon.

He was a member of Spring Street Baptist Church in Powell. He loved to work with cattle and being involved with rodeos. He dearly loved his only grandchild (Harley Beal).

He was preceded in death by: Parents, Herbert and Lillian Freels; sister, Louetta Freels.

Survivors: Son, David Roy Freels and wife Nancy of Clinton; brothers, Larry Freels of Clinton, Glenn Freels and wife Virginia of Cedar Town, Ga., Mickey Freels of Cedar Town, Ga., Danny Freels and wife Charlene of Clinton; sister, Brenda Whitsell of South Carolina; granddaughter, Harley Beal of Clinton; a host of other relatives and friends.

His family received his friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 12, 2010, in the chapel of Jones Mortuary with a celebration of his life following at 8 p.m. with the Rev. Larry Freels officiating.

Jones Mortuary in Clinton was in charge of all arrangements.

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


VELMA JONES
Velma Jones, 92, Norris, passed away Monday, Nov. 8, 2010, at her residence.

Her family held a celebration of her life at 1 p.m. Thursday Nov. 11, 2010, at Faith Lutheran Church in Oak Ridge with the Rev. Bill Wagner officiating.

Her interment followed her service at Norris Memorial Gardens in Norris.

Jones Mortuary in Clinton was in charge of all arrangements.

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


BRENDA KAY NEEL
Brenda Kay Neel, 62, Oliver Springs, went home to be in the presence of our Lord Friday, Nov. 5, 2010, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.

She was born Sept. 20, 1948.

She grew up and lived in the Marlow Community of Anderson County until her move to Oliver Springs 35 years ago.

She was a devoted Christian who attended Batley Baptist Church. Her hobbies included helping people in need, spending time with her grandchildren, and flower gardening.

She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend to all who knew her.

She was preceded in death by: Parents, the Rev. Clyde and Dorothy Braden Kidwell; sisters, Shirley and Joyce Kidwell; nephew, Nathan Kidwell; and niece, Elizabeth Mullins.

She is survived by: Husband of 42 years, Charles Edward “Chuck” Neel of Oliver Springs; daughters, Leslie Yarborough and fiancée Jerry Girvan of Crestview, Fla., and Diana Haney and husband Murphy of Oliver Springs; grandchildren, Gabrielle and Kaylen Yarborough, Breanne Girvan, and Jordan Haney; sisters, Linda White and Venese Carroll, both of the Marlow Community; brother, Pastor Luke Kidwell and wife Shonna of Clinton; brother-in-law, Bob Neel and wife Frankie of Farmersville, La.; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and special friends.

She was also survived by a loving and devoted friend, Mary Turner of Clinton.

The family received friends from 5 – 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6, 2010, at Batley Baptist Church. The funeral was held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 7, 2010, at the church with Pastor Luke Kidwell officiating.

Burial and graveside services followed at the Batley Cemetery.

The family expresses their gratitude to Michael Thompson, MD, William Dallas, MD, the nursing staff of 4west at Methodist Medical Center and a special caregiver and sister, Venese Carroll.

An online guest book is available for Mrs. Neel at www.sharpfh.com. Sharp Funeral Home of Oliver Springs is in charge of arrangements.


KATHY GOLDEN DUGGER
Kathy Golden Dugger, 55, Lake City, peacefully passed away at home Sunday, Nov. 7, 2010, with her husband and children by her side after a long and courageous battle with cancer.

She will be remembered for her ability to warm a room through her smile and infectious sense of humor. The passion of her life was her family, especially her two grandsons, Stone “Little Man” and Luke, which she took great joy in spending every moment possible with.

Throughout her life she loved gardening, yard work, decorating her home, cooking, and especially spending time with her family. She was a member of Walden View Baptist Church and worked at Golden Girls Restaurant as a waitress for many years until her illness.

She was preceded in death by: Parents, Alma Bennett Golden and James Harve Golden.

She is survived by: Her devoted husband of 27 years, Paul Dugger of Lake City; three loving children — daughters, DeAnna Hatmaker of Powell, Heather and husband D.J. Meador of Nashville; son, Brian and wife Mary Hatmaker of Clinton; grandsons, Stone and Luke Hatmaker of Clinton; father-in-law, Harold Dugger of Lake City; sisters, Ann Vowell, Jeanne and husband J.C. Carden, Becky and husband Darris “Rabbit” James, all of Lake City; brothers, Jimmy and wife Cheryl of Covington, Ky., Joe Mac and wife Anna Golden of Goshen, Ohio, Terry and wife Jean Golden of Knoxville; very special dear friends, Amber Hurd, Robbie Lowe, Kathy Daniels, Richard, Sherree Phillips, and Rita Carden; several nieces and nephews.

The family received friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2010, at Holley Gamble Funeral Home in Lake City with funeral services following in the chapel with the Rev. Danny Ray Phillips and the Rev. Randy Norton officiating.

Friends and family met at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2010, at the funeral home to go in procession to Leach Cemetery for an 11 a.m. graveside service.

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


CLAUDE HOWARD RITTENBERRY, C.H.
Claude Howard Rittenberry, C.H., went to be with the Lord Nov. 7, 2010.

He is survived by: Wife, Joyce Rittenberry; daughter, Leslie Ornduff and husband Tim; son, Jamie Rittenberry and wife Robyn.

He had three grandchildren, Matthew, Reese and Jake.

Also survived by: Parents, Claude and Doris Rittenberry; brothers, Dale, Mark, and David Rittenberry.

He was a member of South Clinton Baptist Church and the Alpha 376 F&AM Lodge. He will be greatly missed by all his family and friends.

The family received friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2010, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton.

Graveside services were at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 11, 2010, at Anderson Memorial Gardens in Clinton.

Pastor Glenn Ellis officiated.

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


BETTY SUE WAIT
Betty Sue Wait, 59, Oak Ridge, died Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2010 at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.

She was born March 1, 1951, in (New River) Devonia. She moved to Oak Ridge in early adulthood.

Before her retirement she worked for 20 years at the Y-12 Federal Plant in Oak Ridge, retiring in 1999.

She was preceded in death by: Parents, Carl Phillips and Louise Lowe Phillips; brothers, Frank and Roy Phillips; and sister, Ora Mae Patterson.

She is survived by: Husband of 23 years, John Wait; sons, Chris Groff, and John Groff and wife Holly, all of Oak Ridge; grandchildren, Todd “Tag” Groff, Megan Groff,

Christian Groff, Brenna Groff and Melyssa Peters; great-grandchildren, Jacob Risner and Andrya Peters.

She is also survived by: Brothers, F.C. Phillips of Oklahoma City, Okla/, Charles Homer Phillips and wife Bertha and Wilbert Phillips and wife, Barbara of Wartburg; and sisters, Audrey Wilkenson of Wartburg, Mary Myers and husband Jerry of Nevada, Bessie Phillips of Oak Ridge, Debbie Robinson of Kingston and Ruby Daugherty and husband Howard of New River.

The family received friends from 5 – 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 12, 2010, at Sharp Funeral Home. A private funeral mass will be held at St Mary’s Catholic Church.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Children’s Museum of Oak Ridge in memory of Betty Sue Wait.

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


BETTY SUE WAIT
Betty Sue Wait, 59, Oak Ridge, died Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2010 at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.

She was born March 1, 1951, in (New River) Devonia. She moved to Oak Ridge in early adulthood.

Before her retirement she worked for 20 years at the Y-12 Federal Plant in Oak Ridge, retiring in 1999.

She was preceded in death by: Parents, Carl Phillips and Louise Lowe Phillips; brothers, Frank and Roy Phillips; and sister, Ora Mae Patterson.

She is survived by: Husband of 23 years, John Wait; sons, Chris Groff, and John Groff and wife Holly, all of Oak Ridge; grandchildren, Todd “Tag” Groff, Megan Groff,

Christian Groff, Brenna Groff and Melyssa Peters; great-grandchildren, Jacob Risner and Andrya Peters.

She is also survived by: Brothers, F.C. Phillips of Oklahoma City, Okla/, Charles Homer Phillips and wife Bertha and Wilbert Phillips and wife, Barbara of Wartburg; and sisters, Audrey Wilkenson of Wartburg, Mary Myers and husband Jerry of Nevada, Bessie Phillips of Oak Ridge, Debbie Robinson of Kingston and Ruby Daugherty and husband Howard of New River.

The family received friends from 5 – 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 12, 2010, at Sharp Funeral Home. A private funeral mass will be held at St Mary’s Catholic Church.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Children’s Museum of Oak Ridge in memory of Betty Sue Wait.

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


THOMAS ROY CONKLIN JR.
Thomas Roy Conklin Jr., 60, Lake City, passed away Saturday, Nov. 6, 2010, at Mercy Residential Hospice in Knoxville.

He was born July 11, 1950, in Port Jervis, N.Y. to the late Thomas Roy Conklin Sr. and Donna Marie Orcutt.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, and spending time with family and friends and especially his grandsons.

Survivors: Son, Adrien Herbison of Lake City; grandchildren, Tyler Arlon Herbison, Noah James Herbison; several other relatives and friends.

Visitation was held from 5 – 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 12, 2010, at Hatmaker Funeral Home in Lake City.

A memorial service was held at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 12, 2010, at Hatmaker Funeral Home.

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

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


CLIFFORD W. ANDREWS
Clifford W. Andrews, 74, born May 14, 1936, of Clinton, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2010, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.

He loved working outside on his John Deere tractors, old trucks, and farm equipment. He had a variety of jobs and talents; coal mining, saw millwork, mechanic, various types of construction work (plumbing, electrical, roofing, sheetrock, etc.) He worked at Anco Supply, did construction work with Jack Schubert, at Hagman Truck Stop, and his last employment was groundskeeper at Anderson County Memorial Gardens.

He was preceded in death by: Parents, Dalmas and Ruby May Andrews: grandparents, the Rev. James and Emma Retty Disney Andrews, Danial E. and Mossie Lindsay Foust; brothers, Ulyses R. Andrews, Roy Martin Andrews, Dalmas W. Andrews and George E. Andrews.

His son-in-law, Willis Kring (who was with Angela Andrews), passed away in August, 2010.

Survivors: Wife, Ruby Jones Andrews of Clinton, — they were married on May 29, 1968; daughter with Ruby, Angela Rebecca Andrews of Clinton; daughter from previous marriage, Gail Cousino and husband Jeff of Ohio; sons from previous marriage, Clifford Ray Andrews and wife Sue of Harriman, Bobby Dale Andrews and wife Kim of North Carolina; brothers, James D. Andrews and wife Nadine of Clinton, Ernest Carol Andrews and wife Rena of Clinton, Kenny Eugene Andrews and wife Nancy of Clinton, Floyd Andrews of Clinton; sisters, Helen Mary Qualls and husband James of Clinton, Dorthy May Carrol and husband Butch of Clinton.

He also leaves behind a host of other relatives and friends: special friends, Christine Bealer and Paul Ray Massengill, Linda and Terry Brown, Lucy Guy, Sandi and Ronnie Brown, Bonnie and Ralph Purkey, Phyllis and Jack Davis, Don and Reda Smith; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and loved ones.

His family received his friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 4, 2010, in the chapel of Jones Mortuary.

His funeral service was at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 5, 2010, in the chapel of Jones Mortuary, with the Rev. Steve Seiber officiating.

His interment followed his funeral service at Andrews Family Cemetery in the Batley community.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Jones Mortuary, 375 N. Main Street, Clinton, TN 37716.

Jones Mortuary in Clinton was in charge of all arrangements.

An online guestbook is available at www.jonesmortuaryllc.com



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