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DOLLIE HUNGATE
Dollie Hungate, 80, passed away Feb. 13, 2011, at Life Care Center in Wartburg.

She was born Nov. 14, 1930, in Anderson County and was of the Baptist faith.

She enjoyed doing many kinds of crafts in her spare time.

Preceded in death by: Husband, William Hungate; parents, Guy and Sabra Phillips Leab; grandparents, William and Cressie Phillips; brothers, Von , Bill and Hurstle Leab; brothers-in-law, Steve Kennedy and Marshall Hungate.

Survivors: Sisters, Ruby Kennedy of New River, Rosa Dean Byrd and husband Norman of Wartburg; brothers, Ike Leab and wife Imogene of Lake City, Roy Lee Leab and wife Anita of New River; sister in-law, Gladys Leab of Lake City, whom she loved like a sister; several nieces, nephews and a host of friends.

The family received friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton.

Funeral service followed at 8 p.m. with the Rev. Archie Seiber officiating.

Graveside service was at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011, at Sunset Cemetery in Clinton.

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


JAMES KELLEY
James Kelley, 72, Clinton, passed away Friday, Feb. 11, 2011, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.

He loved to read and enjoyed fishing and hunting. He was retired from the United States Air Force.

He was preceded in death by his father, James G. Kelley.

Survivors: Mother, Georgia Kelley of Norris; daughters, Sara Burriesci and husband Rob of Arbutus, Md., Susan Kelley of Richmond, Va., Julie Kelley of Nassawadox, Va.; brothers, Carl Kelley and wife Lila of Clinton, Jerry Kelley and wife Helen of Clinton, Eugene Kelley of Powell; sisters, Ella Cook and husband Charles of Clinton, Willie King of Clinton; granddaughter, Stefanie Gelo and husband Joe of Stafford, Va.; grandson on the way and expected to arrive in March 2011; great-granddaughter, Morgan Grace Gelo; a host of other relatives and friends.

His family received his friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011, with his memorial service following at 8 p.m. in the chapel of Jones Mortuary with the Rev. Charles Cook officiating.

His interment was at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, February 16, 2011, at the Veterans Cemetery in Knoxville with full military honors.

Jones Mortuary in Clinton is in charge of all arrangements.


WANDA TROWBRIDGE MASSENGALE
Wanda Trowbridge Massengale, of the Marlow Community, passed away at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge surrounded by family Feb. 15, 2011

Preceded in death by: Parents, Everette and Beatrice Trowbridge; son, Robert Massengale.

Survivors: Sisters, Betty (Russ) Bolton, Shirley (Johnny) Walke; brother, James (Pat) Trowbridge; special friend, Angie Morris.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Moran Baptist Church, c/o Joe Passamore, 406 Farmers Hollow Road, Clinton, Tenn., 37716.

The family received friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 18, 2011, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton.

Family and friends will meet at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011, at Anderson Memorial Gardens for graveside services.

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


AGNES L. LEPORE
Agnes L. Lepore, 81, Oak Ridge, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011, at Mercy Medical Center-West in Knoxville.

She was born Jan. 17, 1930, in Brooklyn, N.Y.

She lived in Daytona and Ellenton, Fla., for 49 years before moving to Oak Ridge in September, 2009.

She owned and operated several restaurants and an in-home day care center before her retirement in 1994.

She was preceded in death by: Parents, Joseph and Josephine LaCorte Florio; brother, James Florio.

She is survived by: Husband of 62 years, Raymond Lepore of Oak Ridge; daughters, Josephine MacMurdo and husband Thomas of Oak Ridge and Blanche Constanza and husband Peter of Oak Ridge; sons, Edward Lepore and wife Mary Ann and George Lepore and wife Victoria of Florida; 12 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

She is also survived by: Brothers, Anthony Florio and wife Rose and John Florio, all of Florida; and sister, Rose Genova of Liberty, N.Y.

The family received friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 18, 2011, at Sharp Funeral Home.

The funeral followed at 8 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Brad Hood officiating.

Burial and graveside services will be held at noon Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011, at Anderson Memorial Gardens.

Sharp Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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


DURON JEFFERSON (D.J.) McCONKEY JR.
Duron Jefferson (D.J.) McConkey, Jr., Clinton, departed this beautiful planet Feb. 12, 2011.

President and owner of Clinton Auto Supply, Inc., for 43 years and a member of the Autowize National Committee, he sold the business and retired to his Eagle Bend farm in 2001.

Born May 16, 1931, in Chattanooga to the late Margaret Elliott and Duron Jefferson McConkey Sr., he attended the public schools of Chattanooga and Dalton, Ga.

He continued his education at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta and the University of Tennessee/Chattanooga, where he was a member of Kappa Sigma Fraternity.

Early in the Korean War, D.J. and 14 of his fraternity brothers enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and served for four years in Texas, California, Wyoming, Colorado, and Alabama. Enlistment completed, he was honorably discharged with the rank of staff sergeant and returned to Chattanooga. He then lived in Athens and Morristown before moving to Clinton in 1958.

A member of St. Mark United Methodist Church of Clinton, he served two terms as chairman of the official board. He belonged to the Clinton American Legion, Optimist Club, Alpha Lodge #376 F. & AM.; the Knoxville Scottish Rite Bodies and Kerbela Shriners; and the Clinch Valley Shrine Club, which he served as president in 2003.

Family members recall one of the principal joys in his life: Transporting crippled and burned children to the Shriner’s hospitals at Lexington, Ky., and Cincinnati, Ohio, for treatments. Driving the Shriner’s van, he took pleasure in observing the smile son the faces on the children’s faces as they rushed in to see doctors and nurses they met on initial visits; obviously, the children felt no reluctance in returning for subsequent treatments. He was pleased that the medical services wee delivered without cost to the patients or their parents.

His hobbies included golfing, listening to classical music, traveling, reading, and gardening. He was known for his devotion to helping others and making and keeping friends over the years. Each October he welcomed his wife’s kindergarten class to their farm to share their fall harvest and assisted them in picking pumpkins and taking hayrides.

His brother, Charles Edwards McConkey of Chattanooga, predeceased him.

Survivors include: Wife, Alline Ellis Salmons McConkey of Clinton; stepsons, Dr. William Kim Salmons, D.D.S. of Knoxville; sister, Mary McConeky Reimer of Arondale Estates, Ga.; nieces, Margaret Moore of Snellville, Ga., Ruth Campbell of Madison, Ga.; nephews, Jack Reiner Jr. and Charles Reiner Jr. of Atlanta, Ga, James Reiner of Loganville, Ga., and Edward Reiner of Douglasville, Ga.

He donated his body to the Anatomy Bequest Program at the University of Tennessee/Memphis Medical Units.

Memorial services will be held at Tennessee Veterans’ Cemetery, Knoxville, at a later date.

The family requests any memorials be made in the form of contributions to Shriner’s Hospital for Children, c/o Kerbela Shriners, 315 Mimosa Ave., Knoxville, Tenn., 37920, or St. Mark United Methodist Church, 252 N. Main Street, Clinton, Tenn., 37716.


JOSEPH McDONALD JR.
Joseph McDonald Jr., 51, Clinton, passed away suddenly Feb. 16, 2011.

He was born Sept. 29, 1959, in malone, N.Y.

He was self-employed for many years doing plastering-stucco and cut stone. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and spending time with friends and family.

Preceded in death: Father, Joseph McDonald Sr.; grandfather, Alvin Trim Sr., both of North Bango, N.Y.; father-in-law, Gene K. Barber; mother-in-law, Joyce Baker, bother of Malone, N.Y.

He is survived by: Wife of 33 years, Deborah McDonald of Clinton; children, Nick McDonald and wife Sherri of Malone, N.Y., Brandi Morris and husband Patrick of Clinton, Robin McDonald and wife Mandy of Clinton; grandchildren, Alysen, Magen, Dylen McaDonald, all of Malone, N.Y., Shayla and Madisen Morris, and Dalton and Kadie McDonald, all of Clinton.

He is also survived by: Mother, Janice McDonald of Bangor, N.Y.; grandmother, Kate Trim of Bangor, N.Y.; brothers and sisters, Joyce Hurteeau, Jaylene Niles and husband Eric, James McDonald, Jerry and wife Edith McDonald, Jack and wife Olivia McDonald, Jeff and wife Mandy McDonald, Jed and wife Desi McDonald, Judy Fluey and husband Neil; several sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 2- 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton.

Donations are being accepted in lieu of flowers.

Holley-Gable Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


VIRGINIA LEE MERCER
Virginia Lee Mercer, 73, Seymour, died Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2011, at Ft. Sanders Regional Medical Center in Knoxville.

She was born Sept. 12, 1937, in Richmond, Ind.

She lived in Washington, Indiana and Florida before moving to Tennessee in 1996.

She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was an avid doll collector, needlework enthusiast, and birdwatcher. Before her health declined she was active in church in the various communities where she lived and owned her own fashion stylist, color consulting, and cosmetics business called “Uniquely You.”

She was preceded in death by: Parents, Carl Columbus and Ida Mae Honaker Greene; sisters, Margaret Dalrymple and Laura Farlow; brother, Johnny Greene.

She is survived by: Husband of 54 years, Alvin Mercer of Seymour; daughters, Melody Jo Oesch and husband Timothy Oesch, M.D., of Oak Ridge, Andrea Grace Podgorski and husband Jeffrey of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; sons, Steven Mercer and wife Candace of Travelers Rest, S.C., and Barry Scott Mercer of Greenville, S.C.

She has 18 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

She is also survived by: Sisters, Betty Freeberg of Louisville, Ky., Marjorie Fewell and husband Edward of Franklin, Ind., Dorothy Long of New Castle, Ind., Rebecca Robbins and husband Wayne of Cambridge City, Ind., and Naomi Huffman and husband Charles of Straughn, Ind.; and by several nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends.

The family received friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 14, 2011, at Sharp Funeral Home.

The funeral was held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011, in the chapel of Sharp Funeral Home with Pastor Dale Crank and a grandson, Timothy Sean Oesch, officiating.

Burial followed at Oak Ridge Memorial Park.

Sharp Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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


LINDA JEAN NICHOLS
Linda Jean Nichols, 62, Clinton, passed away Feb. 16, 2011.

She was a member of Greenway Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by: Parents, Kenneth and Jan Rose Brock; brother, Larry Brock.

Survivors: Husband, Gary Nichols of Clinton; son, Michael Nichols and wife Heather of Clinton; grandchildren, Gage, Jacob and Lexie Nichols; sister, Kay Phillips and husband Bobby of Oliver Springs; brother, Kenneth Wayne Brock and wife Debra of Clinton; several nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011, at Woodhaven Memorial Gardens in Claxton with the Rev. Darrell Griffis officiating.

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


DELORES ‘DEE’ IRENE (GOLDEN) OWENS
Delores “Dee” Irene (Golden) Owens, 75, Cleveland, Tenn., went to be with the Lord, Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011, at Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga.

She was a faithful and beloved member of Ridgeview Baptist Church in Cleveland, where she enjoyed singing in the choir, the Young at Heart Club and she published the church bulletin for many years.

She enjoyed working in her lawn and gardening in her spare time.

She was preceded in death by: Mother, Ruby Golden; daughter, Vicki Singleton; and by grandchildren, Christy Nadine Morrison and Carrie Jean Owens.

She is survived by: Husband of 55 years, Troy “Toby” Wayne Owens Sr. of Cleveland; daughters, Pamela Morrison and husband Steve of Princeton, Ind., Sharon Pierce and husband Mark of Mt. Carmel, Ill., Tami Owens Royse of Cleveland, and Patricia Owens of Chattanooga; son, Troy “Toby” Wayne Owens Jr. and wife Penny Storckman Owens of Harriman; grandchildren, Melanie Singleton Crowley, Joshua Singleton, Lisa Morrison Montgomery, Joseph Morrison, Brandy Owens Catron, Jessica Owens, Mark Pierce, Melissa Pierce Duncan, Martin Royse Jr., Matthew Royse, Amanda Lucas Kelleston, and Heather Lucas; along with several great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from noon – 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011, at Sharp Funeral Home.

The funeral will follow at 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Brother Josh Brown officiating.

Burial will follow at Anderson Memorial Gardens.

Sharp Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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


GLADYS IRWIN WEYN TAYLOR
Gladys Irwin Weyn Taylor, 87, born in LaFollette, departed this life Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011, anticipating a welcome by her Lord and Savior.

She was a member of Bishopville Baptist Church, Heiskell.

Preceded in death by: Father, Staley Irwin; a precious, loving, thoughtful mother, Cynthia Stanfill Ballard Irwin; caring and appreciated brothers, Ross, Emerson, Arualee and Jim Ballard; dearly loved sister, Maude Hale; nephew, Carl Ballard.

She leaves to cherish her memories: Devoted daughter, G. Lee Dachi and husband Stephen of Arlington, Va.; step-son, Theodore Weyn of Long Island, N.Y.; granddaughter, Montana (Rebecca) of Florida.; grandson, Theodore Godfrey of Virginia.

Also, great-great-grandson, Ohren Godfrey, and great-great-granddaughter Hunter Godfrey of Tennessee; sister-in-law, Margie Ballard; and niece, Janice Miller of Etowah; numerous Irvin and Stanfill cousins.

Funeral services were held at the Demaine Funeral Home, 520 S. Washington Street, Alexandria, Va., 22314, Monday, Jan. 24.

Friends called beginning at 10 a.m. with services at 11 a.m.

Interment was private.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Bishopville Baptist Church, PO Box 80, 9507 Depot Street, Heiskell, Tenn., 37754.


MARIE HILKER
Marie Hilker, 89, of the Beech Grove Community in Lake City, passed away Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.

She was born March 6, 1921, in Anderson County to the late William and Maggie Massengill Sprankles.

She was a member of the Beech Grove Baptist Church. She enjoyed flowers, her dogs, and spending time with family and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by: Husband, Bud Hilker; grandson, Jerry Snell; brother, John Opal Sprankles; sister, Mamie Knight.

Survivors: Daughter, Janie Buck of Lake City; brothers, Bud Sprankles and wife Doris of Lake City, Bill Sprankles of California, David Sprankles and wife Sherrie of Michigan, Jimmy Sprankles and wife Dora of Clinton; sisters, Shirley Adkins of Lake City, Lassie LaPole and husband Bill of Michigan; granddaughter, Deborah Snell of Lake City; several nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends.

Vistation was from 5 – 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 18, 2011, at Hatmaker Funeral Home in Lake City.

Funeral was at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 18, 2011, in the Hatmaker Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Kenny Sharp and the Rev. Floyd Scarbrough officiating.

Interment will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011, at the Beech Grove Cemetery in Lake City.

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

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


MARTHA GERALDINE ‘JERRY’ CRAIG
Martha Geraldine “Jerry” Craig, 95, Lake City, passed away Monday, Feb. 14, 2011, at Summit View of Lake City.

She was born Nov. 5, 1915, in Kentucky to the late Clarence and Martha Smith Sutton.

She was a member of the Fratersville Baptist Church and enjoyed reading, sewing, and spending time with family and friends.

In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by: Husband, Charles Craig Sr.; sisters, Irene Huff, Deloris Sutton, Phyllis Sutton; brothers, Paul, Edward, Truman, and Thurman Sutton.

Survivors: Sons, Charles Craig Jr. of Louisville, Ky., Clarence Craig of Middlesboro, Ky.; daughters, Sharla Sue West and husband Finley of Oak Ridge, Phyllis Morrison and husband David of Clinton; grandchildren, Arvil “Peanut” Taylor, Rodney Taylor, Jennifer Phillips, Mandy Morrison; three great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and many friends.

Visitation was held from 6 – 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011, at Hatmaker Funeral Home in Lake City.

Funeral service was at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011, in the Hatmaker Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Luke Kidwell officiating.

Friends and Family met at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011, at Oak Ridge Memorial Park in Oak Ridge for the interment.

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

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


MURREL THOMAS ALBRIGHT
Murrel Thomas Albright, 59, Andersonville, went to be with God Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011.

He was born Oct. 3, 1951, in Anderson County to the late Charles Edward and Johnnie Queener Albright.

He was the kindest, most considerate man who was put on this earth to help others. He never thought of himself. He was a man’s man who loved the outdoors. He was also an avid hunter and baseball man who will be sorely missed.

He is preceded in death by: Parents and brother, John Albright.

Survivors: Wife, Marsha Albright of Andersonville; children, Scott and Pam Hensley of Sevierville, Tim and Veronica Hardin, Sevierville; grandchildren, Reegan, Riana, Halle and Holt Hensley, Burke, Branton and Bella Hardin; brother, Sid and Pat Albright of Lake City; sister, Joan Washam and Jimmy of Kentucky.

An outdoor Memorial Service will be planned for the Spring.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the: Murrel Albright Memorial Baseball Scholarship, C/O Anderson County High School, 130 Maverick Circle, Clinton, Tenn., 37716.

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

You may also view Murrel’s guestbook at www.hatmakerfuneralhome.com



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