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JOSEPH EDWARD (JO JO) RUSSELL
Joseph Edward (Jo Jo) Russell, 11, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011, at his home in Oliver Springs.

He was a fifth grade student at Norwood Elementary School and was the twin brother of Sammy Russell.

He was preceded in death by: Mother, Cindy Russell; grandfathers, Frank Russell and Eddie Lester; great-uncles, Arnold Russell and Ricky Lester, all of Oliver Springs.

He is survived by: Father, Frankie (Bubba) Russell; twin brother, Sammy Russell; grandparents, Betty and Dallas Rapier of Oliver Springs and Debra Lester of New York; uncles, Robert Russell and Mark Lester and wife Angie; aunts, Katie Benbenek and husband Daniel, Elizabeth Harvey and husband James, all of Oliver Springs; great-aunt and uncle, Angie and Brian Thacker of Oak Ridge; cousins, Mackensie, Baily, and Levi Russell, Kaylen, Autum, and Jake Benbenek, Amber and Savannah Harvey, Connor and Reagan Lester; special cousins, Dallas and Dustin Cooper of Wartburg; special teaching assistant, Mrs. Robin Smith; special friends, John and Diane Martin.

Thank you to Mr. Patton, staff and students of Norwood Elementary School, the Roane County Shriners Club, (the late Bill Sheldon), Clinch Valley Shriners Club, The Shriners Hospital in Lexington, Ky., Dr. Clifford James and the staff of Kids Central Pediactrics for all their love, caring and support.

The family received friends from 6 – 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 4, 2011, at Cove Road Primitive Baptist Church, Oliver Springs.

Funeral services will be held at the church at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 5, 2001, with Elder Thomas Vananda and Elder Gary Massengill officiating.

Interment will follow in Indian Creek Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Cove Road Baptist Church, 1328 Cove Ln. Oliver Springs, TN 37840 or Shriners Hospital, Lexington, Ky., or any local mason or shrine association.

Jackson Funeral Services of Oliver Springs is honored to serve the Russell Family.


ROGER MULLINS
Roger Mullins, 65, a resident of Oak Ridge, passed Monday, Jan. 31, 2011, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.

He was born Jan. 12, 1946, in Harlan, Ky.

He had lived in Tennessee since early childhood.

He owned and operated Mullins Auto Sales, Roger Mullins Auto Sales and he also worked at Valley Pontiac as a car salesman. His greatest enjoyment came from the negotiation of the transaction (horse trading) either buying, selling or simply trading on cars.

He was preceded in death by: Son, Darrell Lynn Mullins; parents, Chines Simmy Mullins and Juanita Davis Mullins; sister, Eva Mullins; brothers, Simmy, Jahue and Jack Mullins; and by a special friend, Joe Pride.

He is survived by: Wife of 45 years, Donna Mullins of Oak Ridge; son, Doug Mullins and wife Erin of Knoxville; daughters, Amy Mullins of Knoxville and Lori Brown and husband Chad of Atlanta, Ga.; grandchildren, Emma, Jameson Douglas and Sydney Brown, and Brittany and Bradley Mullins; great-grandchildren, Conner, Levi, Mallory and Cruze Mullins; brother, Mike Mullins and wife Karla of Oak Ridge.

He is also survived by several nieces, nephews, other family members and a special friend, Randall Steelman.

The family received friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011, at Sharp Funeral Home.

The funeral followed at 8 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Garvan Walls officiating. Burial and graveside services were held at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 4, 2011, at Estes Cemetery in Coalfield.

Sharp Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

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


NANCY ELIZABETH HUMPHREY McGILL
Nancy Elizabeth Humphrey McGill passed away Feb. 1, 2011.

She was preceded in death by: First husband, William (Bill) Humphrey; sons, Gary Lynn Humphrey and Billy Eugene Humphrey; second husband, William J. McGill; daughter, Peggy McGill Sampsell; father, Hubert Leroy Sims; mother, Eva King Sims; sister, Ruth Sims Hughes; brothers, Joe Hubert Sims and Clyde Blaine Sims.

Survivors: Grandson, Gary L. Humphrey and wife Kimberly and son, Christian Huiting; granddaughter, Julie Humphrey; daughters, Jac and Jessie; daughter in-law, Beverly E. Humphrey; sisters, Mary Sue Hatfield and husband Richard, Joan Williams, Shirley Bruffett and husband Everett, Ruby Irwin, Brenda Sherwood and husband Mack; brothers, Joseph Sims, Danny Sims and wife Missy; stepchildren, Rose Sims, Betty Buhl and husband Willy, Kay Jones and husband Mark, Faye Wesley and husband Jed, Ray McGill and wife Sharon; step-grandchildren, Clyde, Kimberly, Lewis, Amy, Tanya, Donnie, Billy, Ray, Rob, Bill, Luke and Will; numerous nieces and nephews.

The family received friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton.

Funeral services followed at 8 p.m. with the Rev. David Crowe officiating.

Interment was at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 4, 2011, at Norris Memorial Gardens in Norris.

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


CALLIE E. HICKS
Callie E. Hicks, 84, Norris, formerly of Lake City, passed away Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011, at St. Mary’s Medical Center of Knoxville.

She was born July 13, 1926, in Campbell County, to the late Rev. P.T. and Darles Loving Lindsay.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Norris. She was a loving mother, sister, grandmother and great-grandmother who attended many area churches to visit her host of friends and family. She was a woman of great faith and loved to serve others. She could be seen driving her yellow pickup truck and belonged to the “Loose Ladies” of Norris. She tutored young children, was a tremendous cook, seamstress, and quilter.

She will be sadly missed but we know she is with our Lord and will be there to receive us in heaven.

She is preceded in death by: Husband, David J. Hicks; brothers, Fred and William (Dink) Lindsay; grandson, Joshua Lindsay Bailey; and son-in-law, Jay Chambers.

Survivors: Children, Rebekah Chambers of Conway, Ark., Jim R. Bailey and wife Madonna of Port Canaveral, Fla., Tom (Hickey) Hicks and wife Melanie of Hendersonville, Starla Arnold and husband Jimmy of Lafollette; sisters, Gwendolyn Cooper, Ina Lou Jackson, Floda “Jackie” Clevenger; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, and many friends.

Visitation was held from 5 – 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 29, 2011, at Clear Branch Baptist Church.

Callie’s son, Tom Hicks, gave the eulogy in honor of his mother, along with her other children and grandchildren, and anyone else who would like to have spoken.

Interment was at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 30, 2011, at Oak Grove Cemetery in Lake City.

Callie would read books to the third graders at Norris Elementary School. The family wishes in lieu of flowers, donations to Norris Elementary School for library books in honor of Callie Hicks. Donations may be sent to: Norris Elementary School c/o Bobbye Pointer, P.O. Box 949, Norris, TN 37828.

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

Hatmaker Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


CARL EDWARD (MUNCIE) HAWKINS
Carl Edward (Muncie) Hawkins, 89, of the Beech Grove Community in Lake City, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.

He was born Sept. 24, 1921, in Anderson County to the late Jess and Lillian Galbreath Hawkins.

He was a member of the Willowbrook Baptist Church and was an army veteran who served in World War II. He enjoyed gardening, and spending time with family and friends. He worked for the State Highway Department for 20 years until his retirement.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by: First wife, Alma Jean Wilson Hawkins; second wife, Vivian Gross Hawkins; son, Kenny Lee Hawkins; daughter, Linda Hawkins; brother, Fred Hawkins; and sister, Mary Tackett.

Survivors: Sons, Carl David Hawkins and Wife Janet of Lake City, Paul Edward Hawkins and Wife Faye of Lake City, Johnny Hawkins and Wife Kay Ann of Briceville, James Robin Hawkins of Lake City; daughters, Rita Aline Hawkins of Lake City, Jina Huckaby and Husband Donald of Clinton, Julia Kendrick and Husband Donald of Jacksboro, Lori Njeru and Husband Jacob of Lake City; 12 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, and many friends.

Visitation was held from 5 – 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 4, 2011, at Hatmaker Funeral Home in Lake City.

Funeral service was at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 4, 2011, at Hatmaker Funeral Home with the Rev. Roger Leach and the Rev. Jimmy Ault officiating.

Friends and Family will meet at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011, at Oak Grove Cemetery in Lake City, with Military Honors by the Campbell County Honor Guard.

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

Hatmaker Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


BETTY JANE HALL
Betty Jane Hall, 79, Clinton, passed away Feb. 1, 2011, at The Bridge Nursing Home in Rockwood with Alzheimer’s.

She was born in Wise, Va., Feb. 13, 1931, to parents Emerson and Stella Darter Gilliam.

She worked as manager of food services for Clinton City Schools and was a life-long member of First Free Will Baptist Church, Oak Ridge.

She was preceded in death by: Husband, Edward B. Hall Sr., 9/30/1995.

Her survivors include: Son, Edward B. Hall Jr. (Jan), Knoxville; sister, Elizebeth Roberts (Doyle) and their son, Cory, Appalachia, Va; and grandson, Blake Hall.

A special thanks to Lakebrook Assisted Living, Hillcrest West of Knoxville, and The Bridge at Rockwood for the love and care that they provided.

The funeral service was held at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 4, 2011, in the chapel of Weatherford Mortuary with David Cox officiating.

The graveside service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011, at Grandview Memorial Garden in Clinton.

The family received friends from 5 – 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 4, 2011, at Weatherford Mortuary, Oak Ridge.

An online guest book may be signed at weatherfordmortuary.com


JOHN THOMAS FARMER SR.
John Thomas Farmer Sr., 81, was received into the arms of the Savior Sunday, Jan. 30, 2011, surrounded by his family at home in Clinton.

He was born May 5, 1929.

For many years he was a member of First Baptist Church of Clinton and in recent years joined Liberty Baptist of Wartburg, where he attended with his family. He served his country in the United States Army National Guard. On Christmas Day 1953, he married Elsie Childers Farmer, with whom he shared 46 precious years. For 34 years he was employed by Union Carbide/Martin Marietta at the Oak Ridge Y-12 plant. He was an expert refrigeration technician and for many years taught classes for Knoxville Vocational at Fulton High School. For 23 years he and his wife owned and operated Oliver Springs Flower and Gardens. His hobbies included farming, fishing, cooking and working in the American Legion. His favorite pass-times were watching University of Tennessee sports, especially the Lady Vols, and spoiling his family.

He was preceded in death by: Parents, Sarah Elizabeth Wright and Roy Fletcher Farmer; wife, Elsie Childers Farmer; brothers, Nelson Farmer and Roy Farmer; and sister, Louise Farmer Beets.

He is survived by: Son, John Farmer Jr. and wife Susan of Knoxville; daughter, Valerie Hopper and husband Steve of Lancing; grandchildren, Katie Knox and husband Zandy, Alanna Hargis and husband Rodney, and Thomas Farmer and wife Stephanie; precious great-grandchildren, Elsie and Steven Knox brought him great joy. He also leaves two dear brothers, Jimmy Farmer and wife Billie, Gene Farmer and wife Jo, a host of dear nephews and nieces, and many special friends.

His nephews, Dewayne, Dennis, David, Joe, Jimmy, Gene Jr., Randy, and Alan Farmer served as pallbearers. Lennis Thomas, Jerry Brantley, and Kenneth McDonald are honorary pallbearers.

Memorial donations for Mr. Farmer can be sent to the Clinton American Legion Post # 172 Building Fund, c/o Leon Jaquet, P.O. Box 363 Clinton, TN 37717.

The family received friends from 5 – 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011, at Sharp Funeral Home in Oliver Springs.

The funeral followed at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011, with Dr. Paul Frick and the Rev. Gene Farmer officiating.

Family and friends met at noon Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011, at Sharp Funeral Home to proceed to Anderson Memorial Gardens for the burial at 1 p.m.


CHRISTY ROSS ELLIOTT
Christy Ross Elliott, 92, Clinton, formerly of Lake City, went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011, at Mercy Hospice in Halls.

He was born in Oneida March 23, 1918, to the late Ross E. Elliott and Myrtle Sexton Elliott.

He is also preceded in death by his sister, Lillian Elliott Watts.

He was an avid golfer, fisherman and a great lover of the outdoors. His most happy times were spent enjoying his family and friends. Everyone who knew him could feel his love for life and was a little happier for having known him.

He leaves behind his loving wife and best friend for 71 years, Juanita Leach Elliott.

He is also survived by: Daughter and son-in-law, Pat and Ken Shrull of Lake City, and son and daughter-in-law, Chris and Hazel Elliott of Lake City; grandchildren: Clark and Jody Wormsley of Knoxville, Krista and Jeff Little of Clinton, Leigh Anne and Chris Maye of Jacksonville, Ala., and Crissy Jill and John Wilson of Lake City; great-grandchildren, Jordan and Parker Wormsley of Knoxville, Logan and Garrett Little of Clinton and Cooper and Rileigh Maye of Jacksonville, Ala.

He also leaves behind his sister, Jean D. Elliott of Knoxville.

He was a member of the Lake City Lions Club for more than 50 years, having served as secretary for at least 30 years. He was also a member of the Coal Creek Masonic Lodge # 492 F&AM for more than 50 years and Order of Eastern Star, Coal Creek Chapter # 226.

He was a faithful member and Deacon-Emeritus of the Clear Branch Baptist Church in Lake City and loved attending services when his health permitted.

A very special group of people in his life were his extended family at the Meadow View Senior Living Community in Clinton. The loving care provided to him will never be forgotten by his family. He loved each and every one of “his girls” as he called them, and they returned his love each and every day.

The family received friends from 6 – 7:45 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011, at Hatmaker Funeral Home in Lake City.

A Masonic Service was held at 7:45 p.m. with funeral service following with the Rev. Randy Norton officiating.

Interment was at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 4, 2011, at Leach Cemetery in Lake City.

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

You can also view Christy’s guest book at www.hatmakerfuneralhome.com


TONY CRUTCHFIELD
Tony Crutchfield, 55, Lake City, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011, at Mercy Medical Center in Knoxville.

He was a loving son, brother, father, and grandfather. He loved riding motorcycles.

He was preceded in death by: Father, Archie Crutchfield.

Survivors: Mother, Mary Crutchfield of Caryville; daughter, Heather Crutchfield of Clinton; brother, David Crutchfield of North Carolina; sisters, Janet Crutchfield of Cherry Bottom Community, Jackie Jones of Texas, Teresa Adkins and husband Greg of Cherry Bottom Community, Angie Crutchfield of Jacksboro.

He also leaves behind a granddaughter, Alexsandria Crutchfield, and a host of other relatives and friends.

At Tony’s request there will be no services.

Jones Mortuary in Clinton is in charge of all arrangements.

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


VIRGINIA M. WEBER
Clinton resident Virginia M. Weber died Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011, after a long illness.

She was born and raised in Muskegon, Mich., June 17, 1932, and was the daughter of Ione and John Leslie Frantz.

She has four living siblings: Marion Frantz, Doris (Frantz) Anderson, Robert Frantz and Larry Frantz, all living in Michigan.

When younger, she was actively involved in her church, children’s school and community. She worked for several years as a bus driver for Mona Shores School in Western Michigan. Later, she and her husband, Frederick Weber Sr., owned a floral delivery business until they retired. After retirement, she and her husband worked as volunteers for Warner (Christian) Campground, located in Southwest Michigan. They moved to Clinton in 1989 to be near three of their children and grandchildren.

Preceding her in death was her husband of nearly 60 years, Frederick Edward Weber Sr., who died in September, 2010.

She leaves four children: Deborah (Weber) and husband John Stolcenburg, Frederick E. Weber Jr. and his wife Eileen; Sue (Weber) Appleton; and M. Elaine Weber. She also leaves numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren in both the Muskegon area and in East Tennessee.

Services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 29, 2011, at First Wesleyan Church of Clinton.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make a donation to the Building Fund of Clinton Wesleyan Church.


ANNETTE W. STOOKSBURY
Annette W. Stooksbury, 94, Clinton, passed away Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011, at Norris Health and Rehabilitation Center.

She was a member of Bethel Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by: Husband, Roy Stooksbury; parents, Oscar and Etta Worthington; sisters, Maude Brown, Gladys Graham, Lorene Stooksbury; brothers, Everett, Robert and Milas Worthington.

Survivors: Daughter, Joyce Elkins and husband the Rev. Lowell Elkins of Andersonville; grandson, Dr. Michael Elkins of Terre Haute, Ind.; several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011, at Bethel Church Cemetery in Clinton with the Rev. David Phillips and the Rev. Charles Harness officiating.

Family and friends called at their convenience after 1 p,m. Friday, Feb. 4, 2011, for visitation at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton.

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

www.holleygamblefh.com


CHLOIE J. SPENCER
In loving memory of — Chloie J. Spencer, born Feb, 17, 1933, and passed Jan. 22, 2011, at Heritage Hospital, Taylor, Mich.

She retired from Ford Motor Company in Detroit.

She leaves behind, Daughter, Ella Phillips; grandchildren, Rita, Rodney and William; 11 great-grandchildren; one living sister, Norma and Troy Tolliver of Knoxville; a host of family and friends.

She was preceded in death by: Mother and father, George and Flora Whaley of Clinton; brother and sisters, also of Clinton, Either, Buster, Sephie, Jimmy and Cleo.

At the request of Chloie, she was cremated.

A private memorial service was held by her family.

Funeral service and cremation were done by Martison Funeral Home, Allen Park, Mich.


LaVERN COLLINS PERRY
LaVern Collins Perry, Lake City, passed away Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge following an extended illness.

Born Dec. 3, 1947. she was of the Baptist faith and was a member of Lighthouse Baptist Church in Knoxville,.

She was a longtime employee of Modine Manufacturing Company in Clinton.

She was preceded in death by: Father, James F. Collins; brother, James E. (Jimmy) Collins; and sister, Linda Wilkerson.

Survivors: Mother, Marie Collins of Heiskell; loving companion, Terry Lane of Lake City; sons, Jeffrey Robbins of Powell, Derek Galyon of Heiskell; daughter, Teresa Marsh and husband Fred of Spartanburg, S.C.; brothers, Jerry Collins and wife Dorothy of Maynardville, Larry Collins and wife Audrey of Oak Ridge, Barry Collins and wife Lori of Halls; grandchildren, Ryan Marsh of Charlotte, N.C.; Dylan Reed and Hailey Lee of Oak Ridge, Chance, Andrew and Michaela Williams of Lake City, and Brianna Lane of Knoxville; several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews all of whom she cherished very much.

Her family will receive her friends from 5 – 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011, with her funeral service following at 8 p.m. in the chapel of Jones Mortuary with the Rev. Dwayne Fortner officiating.

Her interment will be at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011, at New Loyston Memorial Gardens in Andersonville.

Jones Mortuary in Clinton is in charge of all arrangements.

An online quest book will be available at www.jonesmortuaryllc.com


MARION CARMETIA ALDERSON
Marion Carmetia Alderson, age 85, formerly of Clinton, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011, at Summit Health Care Center in Lake City.

She was born April 1, 1925, in Coal Creek, the daughter of Charles Frank Bennett and Katie Irene Hightower Bennett.

She was a long-time member of First Baptist Church of Lake City, where she had taught in the primary Sunday School departments for many years. Until her stoke in 1985, she was very active in her church. She was also a long-time member of OES, Coal Creek Chapter.

She worked for many years as a clerk in the Anderson County Circuit Court Clerk’s office.

Her passion was her grandchildren and great-granddaughter.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by: Husband, Thomas John Alderson in 1986; and brother, Harry “Bruz” Bennett in 2005.

She is survived by: Son, Mark Alderson and wife Kandi of Clinton;

Grandchildren, Katie Phillips and husband Josh and Johnathan Alderson; great-granddaughter, Abby Phillips, all of Clinton; sisters, Mary Frank Coile and Vivian Weatherford Minish and husband H. D., all of Oak Ridge; and several nieces and nephews.

The family received friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 4, 2011, at Weatherford Mortuary.

The funeral followed at 8 p.m. with the Rev. Stan Elliott officiating.

A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011, at Oak Ridge Memorial Park.

The family asks that any memorials be made to First Baptist Church of Lake City, Children’s Dept. or to First Baptist Church of Clinton, Family Life Center.

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



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