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I.M. WATSON
I.M. Watson, 82, Clinton, passed away Sunday, Jan. 30, 2011, at his home.

He retired from the Army in 1967, was a carpenter by trade and a minister of the Baptist faith.

Preceded in death by: Wife, Mary Watson; parents, Evertt and Marie Watson; son, Gary Watson; brothers, Eual and Mayford Watson.

Survivors: Sons, Alan Watson of Clinton, Ricky Watson and wife Teresa of Clinton; daughters, Ronda Bruckno and husband Royal of Alabama, Ziena Roach of Clinton; adopted son, Hailie Bokure and wife Mebrat of Ethiopia; brothers, Melvin Watson, Von Watson; sister, Helen Peppers of Maryland; grandchildren, Lisa Crow, Candice Bickmore, Chris Roach, Iran and Garron Watson, Jason, Mark, and Devon Watson, April and Adam Watson; adopted grandchildren, Mary and Martha Bokure, William and Lori Roberts; seven great-grandchildren

The family received friends from 6:30 – 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011, at Holley Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton.

The funeral service followed at 8 p.m. with the Rev. Tony McAfee officiating.

Interment was at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011, at Riverview Baptist Church cemetery in Claxton.

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


RAY MILLER WALLACE SR.
Ray Miller Wallace Sr., 85, passed away Feb. 1, 2011, in Paducah, Ky., Parkview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

He was a metallographer for Oak Ridge National Laboratory before retirement. He was a member of Friendship Baptist Church, Paducah, Ky.

Surviving are: Wife, Martha L Wallace of Paducah; son, Richard “Ricky” Wallace of Oak Ridge; stepsons, Randy (Diane) Wiersma, Paducah, Keith (Margherita) Wiersma, Sandwich, Ill.; stepdaughters, Carol (Reggie) Fields, Paducah, Joyce (Jerry) Ikemire, Sandwich, Ill.; brothers, Jim (Barbara) Wallace, Cincinnati, Joe (Kathleen) Wallace, Andersonville; Kenneth (Christine) Wallace, Heiskell; sisters, Anna Lou Schuster, LaPorte, Ind., Dorothy Beck, Grand Junction, Colo., Barbara (Paul) Border, Scottsboro, Ala., Mary Thomas, Knoxville, Jane (Maynard) Lowery, Andersonville; sister-in-law, Edna Wallace, Andersonville; two grandchildren; 16 step-grandchildren; one great-grandchild; 10 step-great-grandchildren,

He was preceded in death by: Parents, Mirma and Myrtle Foust Wallace; sons, Ray (Randy) Miller Wallace Jr., and Steven L. Wallace; brother, William Wallace; brothers-in-law, Lloyd Schuster and Harold Beck.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011, at First Bapist Church, Andersonville, Pastor Steve Lakin presiding.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to First Baptsit Church, 3949 Andersonville Highway, Andersonville, Tenn., 37705.


JAMES MACK VILES
James Mack Viles, 78, Clinton, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2011, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.

He was born Nov. 20, 1932, in Anderson County to the late Virgil and Opal Moore Viles.

He worked for the Clinton Utilities Board for 33 years before his retirement, and was also a United States Army veteran who served in the Korean War. He was a member of the Clear Branch Baptist Church of Lake City, and enjoyed fishing, University of Tennessee athletics, and spending time with family and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by: Son, Mark Edward Viles; wife, Francis Viles; sister, Patsy Ruth Viles; and brothers, Larry, Ray, and Dallas Viles.

Survivors: Sons, Neal Viles of Clinton, Larry Viles of Clinton, Ricky Viles of Clinton, Tim Viles and Wife Dana of Caryville; step-sons, Danny West and wife Kathy of Nashville; first wife, Wilma Jean Smith Viles of Clinton; sister, Joann Gunn and husband Anthony “Jake” of Lake City; grandchildren, Amanda Viles, Lori Viles, Corey Viles, and Annie Viles ; great-grandchildren, Mason Alexander Carter; several nieces and nephews and host of other relatives and friends.

Visitation was from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 11, 2011 at Hatmaker Funeral Home in Lake City.

Funeral service was at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 11, 2011, in the Hatmaker Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Randy Norton officiating.

Interment was held Friday, Feb. 11, 2011, at Leach Cemetery in Lake City following the funeral service.

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

Hatmaker Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


GROVER SANDERS
Grover Sanders, 84, Eastpointe, Mich., passed away Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011, at St. John’s Hospital in Detroit.

He was born May 29, 1926 in Heiskell to the late Henry M. and Almeda Foust Sanders.

He was a member and Deacon at Beaconsfield Baptist Church in Eastpointe. Grover was a U.S. Air Force Veteran and was also a retiree of American Bakeries.

In addition to his parents, Grover is preceded in death by his wife, Pauline Shelton Sanders.

Survivors: Son, Larry Sanders and wife Joyce of Eastpointe, Mich.; grandchildren, Brenda and husband Jim Smith of Roseville, Mich., Tina and husband Hugh Cavendish of Eastpointe, Mich., Dennis and wife Kendra Sanders of Chesterfield Township, Mich.; great-grandchildren: Deidre, Sean, and Preston Smith, Amber and Gracie Teschler, Carina, and Cailee Cavendish, Caitlen and Chelsea Sanders.

Visitatio0n was held from 5 – 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011 at Hatmaker Funeral Home in Lake City.

Funeral service was at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011, at Hatmaker Funeral Home with the Rev. Wayne Phillips officiating.

Interment was at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011, at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Heiskell, Tn.

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

Hatmaker Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


JUDITH ROSE BURTON ROSE
Judith Rose Burton Rose, 63, Clinton, went to be with the Lord Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2011.

She was born in Bluefield, W. Va., and was the daughter of the late Rev. E. C. and Mary Ann Burton.

She was preceded in death, in addition to her parents, by a daughter, Patricia K. Hicks.

Survivors include: Loving, caring husband of 42 years, Everett Rose; brother, Joe Burton of Florida; sister, Jane Lee Stinson of Rocky Gap, Va.; son, Larry Goodman of Oak Ridge; daughter, Melissa Wells; grandchildren, Brent Loy, Bethany Riggs, Christopher Hicks and James Wells, all of Tennessee; great-grandchildren, Taylor Hicks, Skylah Riggs and Nathan Riggs, all of Tennessee; her extended family of in-laws, Goldie and Ulysses Bell, Margaret Broyles, Betty and Noel Phillips, Marilyn and Oscar Morgan, Scotty and Betty Rose, Dolly and David Hambrick, Wanda and Donald Combs, Fred and Doneta Rose, Ed and Anita Myers and Johnny Rose.

She was loved by many friends and family.

Her loving smile and boisterous laughter will be missed by all.

Pallbearers will be James Wells, Chris Hicks, Brent Loy, Tyson White, Mike Alley and Wayne Schmidt.

The family will receive friends from 5 – 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011, from at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011, in the chapel of Holley-Gamble Funeral Home with the Rev. Robert Ivey officiating.

Graveside services will follow at Grandview Memorial Gardens in Clinton.

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


STACEY NICOLE PHILLIPS
Stacey Nicole Phillips, 33, Caryville, passed away Feb. 6, 2011, in Las Vegas, Nev.

She was preceded in death by: Brother, Danny Phillips; grandparents, Starling and Earie Kennedy, and Abe and Lillian Phillips.

Survivors: Father, Houston Phillips and Stepmother Cleta Phillips, Caryville; mother, Judy Hawkins and stepfather Charlie Hawkins of Lake City; children, Zachary Suttles and Breanna Phillips; brothers, Ebert Phillips of Caryville, Steve Allen Phillips of Caryville; sisters, Pam and Husband Keith Phillips of Caryville, Melissa and husband JR Evans of LaFollette; several nieces and nephews: Kimberly, Jessica, Josh, Adam, Megan, Kyra, and host of other relatives and friends.

Visitation was held from 6 – 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 11, 2011, at Hatmaker Funeral Home in Lake City.

Funeral service was at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 11, 2011, in the Hatmaker Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. James Adkins and the Rev. Pete Lowe officiating.

Interment is at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011, at Rains Grove Cemetery

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

Hatmaker Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


LILLIE M. MARTIN
Lillie M. Martin, 81, Lake City, passed away Monday, Feb. 7, 2011, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.

She was born on July 1, 1929, in Anderson County to the late Harlen and Sadie Sparks.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Briceville. She was the loving wife of Lonas Martin for 34 years.. She worked at Y-12 in Oak Ridge when she was young. She graduated after three years in nursing and worked 36 years in Tennessee, Baltimore and Indiana.

She was preceded in death by: Parents; first husband, Charles Cleo Leinart; sisters, Dora Evelyn Sparks and Mary Helen Daugherty; brothers, Jesse Lewis Sparks and John Franklin Sparks; and great-grandson, Adian Michael Kerr.

Survivors: Husband, Lonas Martin of Lake City; daughters, Sharon Leinart of Knoxville, Judy Conners and husband Tom of Indiana; step-son, Avery Martin and wife Pat of Andersonville; step-daughter, Cathy Pannell and husband Fred of Indiana; sisters, Katie Tadlock of Lake City, Kathleen Sparks Ballew of Georgia; brothers, Harlen Sparks Jr. and wife Jean of Ohio, Harry Winfred Sparks and wife Margie of Briceville; grandchildren, Kevin Kerr and wife Donna of Indiana, Keith Kerr and fiancé Victoria Wyland of Indiana, Danny Martin and wife Misty of Andersonville, Dawn Bills and husband Mike of Heiskell, William Pannell and wife Shannon of Indiana; great-grandchildren, Alexis Rochelle Kerr, Tristin Robert Kerr, Dakota Thomas Kerr, Logan Christopher Kerr, Adam Martin, Steven Martin, Cadence Martin, Alexis Bills, Olivia Bills and Alex Bills; several nieces and nephews and host of other relatives and friends.

Visitation was from 6 – 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011, at Hatmaker Funeral Home in Lake City.

Funeral service was at 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011, in Hatmaker Funeral Home chapel with Bro. Danny Martin officiating.

Friends and Family met at 10:15 a.m. Friday, Feb. 11, 2011, at Hatmaker Funeral Home to go in procession to the Anderson Memorial Gardens in Clinton for an 11 a.m. interment.

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

Hatmaker Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


CLYDE E. KESTERSON
Clyde Everett Kesterson, 83, of Burlison, passed away Jan. 3, 2011, at St. Francis Hospital Bartlett.

Funeral services were held Friday, Jan. 7, 2011, at Covington Funeral Chapel, Covington, Tenn.

He served his country proudly in the Army during World War II and was a lifetime member of the V. F. W and the American Legion.

He is survived by: Wife, Sandra Mae Kesterson; three sons, David Kesterson, Edward Kesterson and Steven Kesterson; one daughter, Linda Rosenbaum; one brother, Arnold Kesterson; and two sisters, Dorothy Hembree and Marie Watts.

He was preceded death by two daughters, Debbie Demunnik and Brenda Kesterson; his parents, Robert Troy and Verna May Kidwell Kesterson; three brothers, Otis Kesterson, Clarence Kesterson, Glenn Kesterson; and one sister, Myrtle Busbee.


JAMES KENNEDY
James Kennedy, 98, Kingston, went home to be with the Lord Feb. 5, 2011, at his home in Kingston.

He was born Aug. 12, 1912, in Devonia.

He lived in the Frost Bottom Community of Anderson County before moving to Kingston in 1986.

He worked as a coal miner, logger, he also owned and operated Kennedy’s Grocery and Restaurant and retired from the State of Tennessee, Forestry Division.

He was a member of the Free Communion Baptist Church in New River.

He was preceded in death by: Parents, Richard and Ida Belle Byrge Kennedy; first wife, Fannie Daugherty Kennedy; sons, Lowell, Leamon, Glenn and Elmer Kennedy; brothers, Steve, Harlan, Matt, Hoye and Loranzie Kennedy; and sisters, Martha Seiber and Jane Phillips.

He is survived by: Wife, Aileen Kennedy of Kingston; children, Zelma Kennedy and husband Walter of Harriman, Glenna Cornett and husband Ellis of Speedwell, George Kennedy and wife Debbie of Harriman, and Betty Harrison and husband Rodney of Kingston.

He is also survived by: Brothers, Luther Kennedy of Oliver Springs, Goldman Kennedy of Lake City; sisters, Lora A. Lane of Leigh Acres, Fla., and Belle Warwick of Caryville; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

The family received friends from 5 – 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 7, 2011, at Sharp Funeral Home.

The funeral followed at 7 p.m. in the funeral home chapel.

Graveside services and burial were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2011, at Lively Cemetery in Frost Bottom.

Sharp Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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


LORENA SUETTA ‘SUE’ DUNCAN
Lorena Suetta “Sue” Duncan, 69, Oliver Springs, went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2011, at the Life Care Center of Morgan County.

She was born Feb. 16, 1941, in Anderson County.

She was a lifelong resident of this area.

Sue was a faithful Christian and a member of Batley Baptist Church. She enjoyed gospel singing and she played the piano in several area Baptist churches.

She was preceded in death by: Son, Robbie Pierce Duncan; parents, Wesley and Myra Seiber Duncan; brothers, Sanford, J.D., Onard, Alfred and Raymond Duncan; sisters, Kathleen Jackson, Loretta Duncan, Myrtle Barry, Ina Cox and Floella Brummett.

She is survived by: Brother, Burley Duncan of Oliver Springs, a host of nieces and nephews including a special niece, Vickie McGinty of Oliver Springs, and a special nephew, Ron Barry of Knoxville.

The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011, at Sharp Funeral Home.

The funeral will follow at 1 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Luke Kidwell officiating.

Burial and graveside services will follow at Anderson Memorial Gardens.

The family expresses their gratitude to the staff of Life Care Center of Morgan County for the love and care given and to the members of Batley Baptist Church for the loving support they provided.

Sharp Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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


CLARETTA SLOVER DAVIS
Claretta Slover Davis, Lake City, presented herself before her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2011.

Her gift of song can now be heard throughout the Heavens.

Born in Anderson County, she was the youngest of nine children to bless James Kelly and Hazy Ethel Craig Slover.

She was a member of Main Street Baptist Church and also attended Lake City Christian Fellowship with her husband, Robert.

Robert and Claretta entered into a marriage covenant on May 11, 1985, at Main Street Baptist Church with the blessings of former pastor, Dr. Ray Jones of Wise, Va.

Entering the heavenly realm and presenting herself boldly before the Lord, she has drifted from the sight of her best friend, partner and husband, Robert E. Davis, Jr.

Her son, Matthew C. Walters, his wife Angela and grandchildren Jacob and Gracie have also lost sight of her, but never her presence for she is in Jesus and so are we.

When we sense his presence, we know she is with him.

Standing with the Lord to receive her are her parents and sisters, Hazel S. Disney, Bernice Varner and Edna Norman. Four sisters, Mary Ruth Fox of Strawberry Plains, Betty Pickrell of Lake City, Evelyn Davis of Clinton, Linda and husband James Lindsay of Lake City, and one brother, J.D. and wife Jo Ann Slover, patiently wait for the reunion. Devoted nephews and nieces stand in anticipating of a reunion with Aunt Clare.

Celebrating with the family are special friends, Linda Darland, Florence Whitney and Linda Hobbs, Vernon and Gail Davis, Jimmy and Connie Gibson, Terry and Donna Smith and Bob and Penny Phipps. Employees / retirees of Kimberly-Clark and all brothers and sisters in Christ are welcome to join the celebration.

Officiating ministers, the Rev. Wayne Phillips and the Rev. Penny Phipps gave honor and glory to the Lord and the life of Claretta on Feb. 10, 2011 at Main Street Baptist Church, located on Fourth St. in Lake City.

Visitation was from 6 – 8 p.m. with services following.

Praise music was led by the choir at Main Street Baptist Church with Claretta’s special songs of worship.

Interment was Friday, Feb. 11, 2011.

The family departed from Holly Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton at 12:30 p.m. for a scenic drive through the East Tennessee hills to Oak Ridge Memorial Park, Oak Ridge, Tennessee.

Arrangements by Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton, TN, (865) 457-2323.

In lieu of flowers, the family encourages donations to Main Street Baptist Church, Mercy Residential Hospice in Halls, Anderson County Humane Society or a church/organization of your choice.

Claretta’s kittens, Pumpkin, Sassy, Coco and Tommie will miss her warm lap. Friends and family will miss her smile and warm heart. But I, Robert, will miss the greatest example of God’s unselfish love, patience, grace and beauty. Farewell my beloved, Claretta.


FRANK COX
Frank Cox, 89, Andersonville, passed away Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011, at Norris Health and Rehab.

He retired from the State of Tennessee in the engineering department and was a veteran of the United States Army.

Preceded in death by: Wife, Mary F. Cox; parents, Jacob and Vernie Cox; brothers, Elmer, Fred, Ross, J.C. Jr., and Claude Cox; sisters, Verdie, Wilda, Margaret, and Irene.

He is survived by: Son, Frankie Cox and wife Candy of Palisades, Calif.; brother, Sam Cox and wife Judy of Dallas, Texas; grandchildren, Candice, Christian, Morgan, Trevor, Alexandra, and Logan Cox; special nephews, Carl Cox of Knoxville, Harold Whited of Andersonville; special friend, Clarence Magill of Clinton; several nieces and nephews.

The family will have a graveside service at 2:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011, at Fairview Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery on Norris Freeway in Heiskell.

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


WILL G.B. HATFIELD
Will G.B. Hatfield, 45, Powell, passed away Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011, at his home with his family and friends by his side.

He was a loving and devoted husband, father and friend.

He was preceded in death by: Father, Willis Hatfield; daughter, Alysa Ann Hatfield; grandmother, Rosie Sharp; sister-in-law, Jessica Martin; Grandmother Alphie; Uncle, Wilbert Hatfield; aunt Zoetta.

He was survived by: Beloved wife, Ethel (Myrtle) Hatfield; sons, Will Jr. and wife Amanda (Mandros) Hatfield, Dylan Hatfield and Martin Hatfield; daughters, Mandelin Hatfield of Massachusetts and Christian Shimmel of Nashville; grandson, Willaim Isaiah Hatfield (Punka Scooter); mother, Carolyn Hatfield; sisters and brothers, Lecia Jones and husband Mike, Carol Foust, Mary Dillman and husband Kenny, Wanda Russell and husband Billy of Texas, April Morrison and husband Dewayne, Becky Cook and husband Scotty, George Martin Jr.; mother-in-law, Wanda Martin; father-in-law, George Martin and wife Teresa; special friends, John and Pop’s Tipton; very special grandmother (My Angel), Mary Jewell Patton; special nephews and nieces, Derek (Booga), Justin, Zachary, Hannah, Angel, Joseph, William, Emily, Amber, Justin, Jason, Haley, Jared, Brooke and Andrew.

I ask one special request of all of you. Get together one day and go fishing and uncle Will is going to be by your side.

His family received his friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2011, with his celebration of life following at 8 p.m., in the chapel of Jones Mortory in Clinton.

The Rev. Jimmy Inman officiated.

Jones Mortuary in Clinton was in charge of all arrangements.

An online guestbook is available at www.jonesmortuaryllc.com



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