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LESTER V. JUSTICE
Lester V. Justice, 86, Oak Ridge, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2010, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.

He was born Nov. 19, 1924, in Devonia, living most of his life in Oliver Springs and Oak Ridge.

Before his retirement he worked as a heavy equipment operator and was employed by C&C Coal Company and Lukens Coal Company.

He was a faithful member of Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church for more than 35 years.

He served his country in the United States Army during World War II, where he received several medals, decorations, and commendations including the Pacific Theatre Ribbon with two bronze stars.

His hobbies included woodworking, fishing, and working at the Mt. Pisgah Print Shop.

He was preceded in death by: Parents, Oliver and Martha Justice; two sisters; two brothers; two step-brothers.

He is survived by: Wife of 62 years, Peggy Elnora Justice of Oak Ridge; children, Jeannie Schrimpf and husband Mark of Kingston, Jerry L. Justice and wife Martha of Knoxville, Annette Southard and husband Tom of Oak Ridge, and Donna Melton and husband Jerry of Valparaiso, Ind.; grandchildren, Robin and Kim Hall, J.J. Justice, Dana Longest, Cody Southard, Jeremy Melton, and Ryan Melton; eight great- grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; brother, Orlie Justice and wife Willie Mae of Oliver Springs; nieces, nephews, extended family members, and a special friend, Fred White.

The family received friends from noon – 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 31, 2010, at Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church. The funeral followed at 2 p.m. with Pastor Garvan Walls and Pastor Keith Price officiating.

Burial and graveside services followed at Mt. Pisgah Cemetery.

The family request that in lieu of flowers contributions be made to the Mt. Pisgah Printing Ministry.

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


ULYSES HATMAKER
Ulyses Hatmaker, 83, Andersonville, passed away Dec. 28, 2010, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.

He was a member of Red Hill Baptist Church and retired from Y-12, Union Carbide in Oak Ridge.

He was preceded in death by: Wife, Janie Hatmaker; grandson, Dusty Hatmaker; parents, Silas and Bertha Hatmaker; sisters, Rena Hill, Flossie Ford, Ada Ridenour; brothers, Fletcher, Hubert and Elmer Hatmaker.

Survivors: Sons, Wayne Hatmaker and wife Rhonda of Andersonville, Brian Hatmaker and wife Lisa of Andersonville; daughters, Sharon Williams and husband Bill of Heiskell, Rita Ridenour and husband Dewayne of Andersonville, Tracy Braden of Clinton; brother, Troy Hatmaker and wife Bernice of Andersonville; special friend, Imogene Hamilton of Norris; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and host of other relatives and friends.

The family will receive friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 1, 2011, Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton with funeral service to follow at 8 p.m. with the Rev. Donny Wallace and the Rev. Gerald Hatmaker officiating.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 2, 2011, at Red Hill Church Cemetery.

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


ZELLA LOU DISHMAN
Zella Lou Dishman, Lake City, departed this life and entered into the joys of heaven Thursday, Dec. 23, 2010, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.

She was born in Clinton May 7, 1937, and was the daughter of Clem and Molly Dishman.

She was a loving mother, a beautiful person, inside and out, with a generous heart and a humble spirit. She was of the Christian faith and belonged to Farmers Grove Baptist Church in South Clinton, where she was organist for several years.

Preceding her in death were: Parents; former husband, the Rev. E. H. Nelson of Clinton; brother, Claude Dishman of Solway; sisters, Faye Loy and Oma Lee Procise, both of Clinton.

She is survived by: Son, Marcus Nelson and his wife Barbara of Clinton; daughter, DiAnne Wilson and her husband Greg of Walland; brother, Boyd Dishman of Bristol; sister, Etta Dishman of Clinton; grandchildren, Marcus Nelson II and Malesha Bruce; great-grandchild, Isaac Bruce, all of Clinton; special friend, Kenneth Wiggins of Clinton; and many cousins, nephews and nieces.

She owned and operated “Little Bit’s Deli” and “The Deli Shed” in Andersonville for many years. She was also employed by Modine, ETHRA and was a school bus driver for Anderson County Schools.

She loved music, particularly sacred hymns and Christmas music, and enjoyed singing, playing the piano and accordion. She enjoyed gardening and creative pursuits such as arts and crafts, painting and crocheting.

The family would like to send a special blessing of thanks to Dr. Mary J. Misischia and her compassionate staff at the Thompson Oncology Group, as well as the competent medical professionals at Methodist Medical Center, including Dr. Gavin, Dr. Lovelace and nurses, Emily, Christy and Amy.

The family received friends from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 27, 2010 at Holly Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton. Funeral services were at 7:30 p.m. with the Rev. Joe Copeland officiating and music by son-in-law, Greg Wilson, and cousin Carolyn Johnson.

Interment was at 1: 30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2010, at Farmers Grove Baptist Church in South Clinton.

Arrangements by Holly Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton. www.holleygamblefh.com


RUTHIE MAE MARTIN BRACKEN
Ruthie Mae Martin Bracken, 84, Oak Ridge, died Monday, Dec. 27, 2010, at the Ben Atchley Tennessee Veterans Home in Knoxville.

She was born Aug. 24, 1926, in Briceville.

She had lived in Oak Ridge since 1966.

She was a homemaker, a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was a member of the New York Avenue Church Of Christ in Oak Ridge.

She was preceded in death by: Parents, Charlie C. Martin and Mattie Ethel Prince Martin; sisters, Alice Jackson, Faye Jeffries, Maude Sweet and Carrie Duncan; brothers, Willard and Paul Martin.

She is survived by: Husband of 64 years, Herman L. Bracken of Oak Ridge; sons, Michael Bracken of Fairbanks, Alaska, and Daniel Bracken and wife Mary of Harriman; daughter, Stephanie Dawson and husband David of Oak Ridge; grandchildren, Justin Bracken, Kayla, Shelby, Rick and Christine Dawson.

The family received friends from 5 – 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2010, at Sharp Funeral Home. The funeral followed at 7 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Gabe Potter officiating.

Burial and graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010, at Oak Ridge Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers the family request memorials be made to, Thursday School, at New York Avenue Church of Christ in Oak Ridge.

Sharp Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

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


EDGAR ‘JACK’ GRAHAM
Edgar “Jack” Graham, 92, passed away Dec. 22, 2010, at his home.

He was a long time resident of Clinton and a member of Norris First Baptist Church.

He served in the U. S. Army during World War II with the 113th Calvary Reconnaissance Squadron where he received certificate of merit for outstanding and commendable performance of duties in France, Belgium, Holland and Germany from July 2, 1944 — November 9, 1944.

He retired from Y-12.

He was preceded in death by: Father and mother, P. H. and Maude Weaver Graham; sisters, Cleveland Graham and Lennie Haws; brothers, Clyde, Leonard, Clifford, Woodrow, C.B. William, John and Lillard Graham.

Survivors: Wife, Letta Lou Hill Graham; daughters, Loujuana Wright and husband Frank, Patricia Jane Mounger and husband Jerry; grandsons, Chris Wright and wife Penny, Jerry C. (Chuck) Mounger and wife Melanie, Eric Wright, Andy Mounger and wife Bethany, Jeremy Wright and wife Kelly, Stephen (Jake) Mounger and wife Nicole; great-grandchildren, Rebecca and Connor Wright, Gibson Mounger; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Lois Graham, Flora Mae Graham, Retta Mae Hickson, Georgia Cox, June Hillon, Jack Hill, Bill and Emma Hill; many nieces and nephews.

A special thank you goes to Dr. John Haydek and his caring staff, the Professional Case Management nurses and Amedisys Hospice for all their kindness and devoted care.

The family received friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 26, 2010, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton with a Celebration of Life service following at 8 p.m. in the chapel with Pastor David Seiber and Pastor Charles Wyrick officiating.

Interment was at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 27, 2010, at Woodhaven Memorial Gardens in Claxton.

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

www.holleygamblefh.com.


ANNA M. HALE
Anna M. Hale, 94, Clinton, went home to be with her heavenly father Saturday, Dec. 25, 2010, at Sweetwater Nursing Home.

She was a member of Mt. Sinai Baptist Church and a member of Green McAdoo Home Demonstration Club.

Preceded in death by: Husband, Charles Alton Hale; parents, Samuel and Ethel Moore; grandsons, William John Upton Jr. and Alton LaMaur Character; three brothers and one sister.

She is survived by: Daughters, Gail A. Upton (William), Sandra Character; grandchildren, Raymond P. Upton (Sandy), Lana D. Golden (Eddie), Ramonda N. Barton, Wesley L. Upton (Deneilya), Maenise L. Oggs (Tony); 13 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; six nieces and nephews and host of other relatives and friends.

The family received friends from 1 – 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010, at Mt. Sinai Baptist Church with funeral services following her visitation with the Rev. William Caldwell and the Rev. Ernest Scruggs officiating.

Her burial followed the service at the Mt. Sinai Baptist Church Cemetery.

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


EDWARD GLEN ‘SONNY’ PRIDE
Edward Glen “Sonny” Pride, 67, Clinton, died peacefully at his home surrounded by his wife and family Sunday, Dec. 26, 2010.

He was born March 20, 1943, in Anderson County.

He retired from Y-12 as a chemical operator.

Preceded in death by: Parents, Palmer and Beatrice Pride; brother, Tommy Pride.

He is survived by: Loving and devoted wife of 47 years, Jessie Pride; sisters, Peggy Beets, Norma Jean and husband Abra Aslinger; twin brother, Lynn and wife Betty Pride; brother, Jack Brogan; sister-in-law, Janice Pride; special companion, dogs Peppy and his cat Tandy

Also survived by numerous loving nieces and nephews along with several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.

The family received friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010, at Holley Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton with funeral services following in the chapel.

Moses Santana officiated.

His burial was at 11 a.m., Friday, Dec. 31, 2010, at Norris Memorial Garden. Holley Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton was in charge of all arrangements. holleygamblefh.com


IRENE M. LEFEVERS
Irene M. Lefevers, 84, passed away Dec. 25, 2010, at Golden Living Center in Clinton.

She was a long time member of North Clinton Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by: Husband, James Lefevers; parents, Claude and Gertrude Elswick; brother David Elswick; sister, Imogene Berry.

Survivors: Sons, David Gordon Lefevers and wife Sandy of Harriman, Gary Lewis Lefevers and wife Carolin of Clinton; daughter: Leahgene Phillips and husband Jackie of Lake City; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

The family received friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2010, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton.

Funeral services began at 8 p.m. with Pastor Fred Long Jr. and Pastor Bill Tackett officiating.

Graveside was at 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010, at Grandview Memorial Gardens in Clinton.

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


CALVIN D. HILL
Calvin D. Hill, 68, previous resident of Clinton and a long-time resident of the Atlanta, Ga., area, passed away Nov. 29, 2010, as a result of recent illnesses.

He was born in Clinton in 1941 and attended Clinton High School, where he was student association president during his senior year.

He attended The University of Tennessee and graduated in 1967.

He is survived by: Wife, Doris (Setzer) Hill, also a previous resident of Clinton; daughter, Monica Hill Johnson of Dacula, Ga.; son, Michael A. Hill, a resident of Snellville, Ga.

He has two grandchildren, Ethan (9) and Emily (4) Johnson.

He has two surviving brothers, Hoyet and Claude Hill, of North Clinton; and a deceased brother, Maurice Hill, previously of Knoxville.

Services for Calvin were held in Snellville, Ga., at Snellville United Methodist Church, Friday, Dec. 10, 2010, which would have been his 69th birthday.

A short memorial service is planned for New Year’s Day, Jan 1, 2011, in North Clinton, close to the family’s home place.

For information on the time and location, please contact Doris Hill at 770-601-1413.


PAUL MARSHALL SEAVERS
Paul Marshall Seavers, 69, Knoxville, formerly of Coalfield, passed away Monday, Dec. 27, 2010, at his home.

He was born on April 30, 1941, in Coalfield.

He was a member of the Valley Grove Baptist Church of Knoxville.

He was preceded in death by: Wife of 47 years, Maurine Seavers; parents, Freddie Carl Seavers Sr. and Agnes Seavers.

He is survived by: Wife, Peggy Seavers; daughter, Patti Smothers and husband Richard of Coalfield; son, Marshall Seavers and wife Sandra of Mansfield, Texas; step-children, Candy Long, Robin Branam, and Manuel Surgenor, all of Knoxville; grandchildren, Brett Baldwin and Justin Smothers of Coalfield, Ryan and Caitlin Seavers of Mansfield, Texas, Ronnie and Amanda Long of Knoxville, and Taylor Maples and Breanna and Manuel Surgenor of Knoxville.

He is also survived by: Sisters, Barbara Price and husband Frank of Coalfield and Alice Wells and husband Charles of Seaford, Va.; brothers, Freddie Carl Seavers Jr. and wife Frances of Coalfield and Eddie Tommy Seavers of Coalfield; special friends, Vincent Chabot of Knoxville and Ed Langston of Knoxville; several nieces, nephews, and dear friends.

The family received friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2010, at Sharp Funeral Home.

The funeral followed in the funeral home chapel at 8 p.m. with Marshall Seavers officiating. A private burial and graveside service was held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2010, at Anderson Memorial Gardens.

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


FRED PATTERSON
Fred Patterson, 70, a resident of Coalfield, passed away Friday, Dec. 24, 2010, at his home.

He was born Oct. 2, 1940, in the upper camp of Windrock Mountain.

He was a lifelong resident of this area.

He retired as a fireman from the Oak Ridge Fire Department. He was a member of the Union Valley Baptist Church.

He served his country in the United States Navy.

He was preceded in death by: Parents, Finley and Cordelia Duncan Patterson; brothers, Archie and Billy Patterson; sister, Bertha Edwards; sister-in-law, Lois Patterson; brothers-in-law, J.B. Walker and Jerry Sylvester.

He is survived by: Wife of 49 years, Charlene Lively Patterson of Coalfield; daughter, Robin Byrge of Claxton; sons, Robert and Franklin Patterson of Coalfield; grandchildren, Bradley Byrge and wife Kelli of Dayton, and Zachary Hoskins of Kingston.

He is also survived by: Brother, Tommy Patterson and wife Jeannette of Clinton; sisters, Maxine Henderson and husband Benny of Lenoir City, Wanda Walker of Kingston, Louise Sylvester of Kingston, Rainey Goddard and husband Glenn of Petros and Pearlie Cole and husband Mike of Lenoir City; brother-in-law, H.L. Edwards of Harriman; sister-in-law, Ruby Patterson of Marlow; nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and his special friends that he often fellowshipped with at Hardees.

The family received friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 27, 2010, at Sharp Funeral Home.

The funeral followed at 8 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Eugene Hunter officiating.

Burial and graveside services were held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2010, at Oliver Springs Cemetery.

Sharp Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

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


JOHN BENSON LEE
John Benson Lee, 73, died peacefully Saturday, Dec. 25, 2010, with his family by his side.

He was employed for many years in show management and started his own company, Smoky Mountain Show Management, Inc., in the 1990s.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and was honorably discharged in 1961.

He was predeceased by: Parents, Alice and Ed Sabourin and Frank Lee; son, Phil Smiddy; and grandson, David Spoon.

He is survived by: Wife, Margaret Jo Lee of Sevierville; daughters, Pamela and husband Greg Crawford, Robbin and husband Sgt. Harold Ludwig, and Diane and husband Avery Johnson, all of Clinton; grandchildren, Lyndsay and husband Matthew McGhee of Jacksboro, Heather and husband Matthew Carroll of Farragut, Allison and husband Trevelle Baylis, and Haleigh Tucker, all of Clinton, Johnathon Tucker of Arizona; great-grandchildren, Mia and Konner Baylis, and Parker McGhee.

He is also survived by: Step-children, Kaye Pippin, Richard Montgomery, Danny Montgomery, and their children; brother Robert and wife Stephanie, and sons Steve and Jeff Lee of Mentor, Ohio; mother of his children, Doris Stooksbury; and a host of friends across the U.S.

He was a world traveler and enjoyed vacationing in the Caribbean with his family and friends. He especially enjoyed Cabo San Lucas during whale season and the Virgin Islands. He was an avid sports fan.

The family wishes to thank Dr. Devore and his nurse practitioner James, the third floor nursing staff and the ICU nurses at Mercy Hospital West.

At his request, the family will hold a celebration of life and will scatter his remains in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

His daughters know that he is, in his words, “just around the corner.”


ADELE CANTWELL HAUN
Adele Cantwell Haun, 85, Oak Ridge, died Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2010, at Greenfield Senior Living.

She was born May 28, 1925, in Sneedville, the daughter of James Tyler Cantwell and Millie Greene Cantwell.

She worked for many years as a transplanter at Ridge Greenhouse and Florist. She was a founding member of Woodland Park Baptist Church. Before her onset of Parkinson’s disease, she was an avid reader.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by: Husband, Samuel Valentine Haun — 12-28-1988; son, Thomas Samuel Haun — 11-14-1999; and son-in-law, George Russell Foltz — 6-3-2010; in addition to sister, Cecile Ward; brothers, Dallas, Grant, Dale, Donald, Dean and J. L. Cantwell.

She is survived by: Sons, David Wayne Haun and wife Claudia of Brazelton, Ga., and Larry Paul Haun and wife Sandy of Tyler, Texas; daughter, Linda Foltz of Knoxville; sisters, Johnny Dugger of Greeneville, Imogene Dacus of Knoxville, Ruth Byrd of Kingston, Faye Rankin and husband Buford of Lenoir City and Fern Kiser and husband Bill of Vonore; grandchildren, Michael Partin of Knoxville, Allen Partin of Oak Ridge, Beth Coetzee and husband Hannes of Atlanta, Ga., Coy Haun and Sam Haun, both of Tyler, Texas; 10 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and many nephews and nieces.

The family received friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 26, 2010, at Weatherford Mortuary.

The funeral followed at 8 p.m. with the Rev. Herbert Lee officiating.

A graveside service was held at 3 p.m. Monday, Dec. 27, 2010, at Oak Ridge Memorial Park.

An on-line guest book can be signed at www.weatherfordmortuary.com.


DONNA L. STALEY
Donna L. Staley, 76, passed away Dec. 21, 2010, at Golden Living Center in Clinton.

She was a long time member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

She was preceded in death by: Parents, John and Viola Mae Asher Kullman.

Survivors include: Husband, Ronald F. Staley; son, Ron Staley; daughters, Sharon Tyner and husband Melvin, Teresa Bowman and husband Larry; several grandchildren.

The family received friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 27, 2010, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2010, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 111 Executive Park in Clinton.

Interment followed at Anderson Memorial Gardens.

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


ELOISE L. WALKER
Eloise Lineberry Walker, a former Norris resident, died Dec. 2, 2010, in Chapel Hill, N.C., where she had lived in the last number of years.

She was 92.

She was the widow of Ben H. Walker.

The couple had two children, who survive: Jenny Walker of Chapel Hill and James A. Walker of Pittsboro, N.C.



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