Karen Braden, 66, Lake City, passed away Monday, Jan. 3, 2011, at the Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.

She was born in Anderson County July 10, 1944, to the late James and Eleanor White.

She was a member of the Waldens View Baptist Church. She enjoyed sewing, canning and cooking. She was a kind-hearted lady who would help anyone.

In addition to her parents, Karen is preceded death by her husband, Louis Braden

She is survived by: Son, Kevin White and wife Sherry of Manhattan, Kan.; daughter, Melanie Dugger and husband Steve of Amelia, Ohio; brother, Alvin White of Lake City; sister, Sheryl Cole and husband Bill of Lenoir City; grandchildren, Noah, Paige, Skyler, and Ethen; special niece, Tiffany Tate; special friends, Grace Moore, Francis Phillips and the late Wanna Dugger; a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

The family received friends from 5 – 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Lake City, with the funeral service following at 7 p.m. with the Rev. John Phillips officiating.

Family and Friends met at 9:15 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 6, at the funeral home to go in funeral procession to the Indian Bluff Baptist Church Cemetery for a 10 a.m. graveside service.

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

Linda Townes, 60, Clinton passed away Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011, at the Mercy Medical Center in Knoxville after complications from a recent surgery.

“Deputy Linda” was a veteran law enforcement officer. She began her career with Knox County Sheriff’s Department in 1979.

She had served with the Anderson County Sheriff’s Department since June of 1989 as the criminal warrants supervisor. She was well-known throughout the criminal justice community as a dedicated professional and will be sadly missed.

She was also a loving and dedicated mother.

She was preceded in death by her father, Kenneth Carter, and mother, Bessie Allen.

Survivors: Son, Alonzo Marshall Harper of Clinton; daughters, Tamara Michelle Harper of Oak Ridge, Suzanne Cooper of Clinton; brother, Raymond Gibson and wife Natalia of Atlanta, Ga.; sister, Mattie Butler and husband the Rev. Reginald of Knoxville.

She also leaves behind a host of other relatives and friends.

Her family will receive her friends from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011, with a celebration of her life following at 6:30 p.m. at the New Mount Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, 1801 8th Avenue, Knoxville, with the Rev. Reginald Butler officiating.

Jones Mortuary in Clinton is in charge of all arrangements.

An online guest book will be available at jonesmortuaryllc.com

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