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HERBERT LONG
Herbert Long, 81, Clinton, passed away March 1, 2011, at his home.

He was a member of Blowing Springs Baptist Church. He was an U. S. Army Veteran and retired from the Oak Ridge School System.

He was preceded in death by: Parents, Dorcey and Flonnie Cook Long; brother, Edward Long; sisters, Peggy Long, Phyllis Morris and Wilma Stanford.

Survivors: Wife of 58 years, Louise Long of Clinton; daughter, Karen Edwards and husband Jerry of Andersonville; son, Terry Long and wife Pat of Clinton

Grandson, Austin Edwards of Andersonville

Sister, Cleva Carter and husband Kenneth of Powell

Brothers, Floyd Long and wife Betty of Indiana, Herman Long of Clinton; special sister-in-law, Ruth Roach of Clinton; several nieces and nephews and host of other relatives and friends.

The family receiveed friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Thursday, March 3, 2011, Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton with funeral service following at 8 p.m. with the Rev. Mike Harbin officiating.

Family and friends met at 11 a.m. Friday, March 4, 2011, at Sunset Cemetery for graveside services.

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


KATHERINE IRENE ‘KATY’ JONES
Katherine Irene “Katy” Jones, 74, Coalfield, passed away Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011, at her home.

She was born Dec. 5, 1936, in the Wheat community of Roane County.

She continued to live in Roane county until her move to Coalfield 35 years ago.

She worked at French’s Market in Oliver Springs as a bookkeeper and cashier before becoming a full time care giver to her husband, Roger.

She was a devoted wife, a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who spent most of her time taking care of family. In addition to caring for family she enjoyed feeding and bird watching and flower gardening.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Jackson King Rather and Elsie Hembree Rather and by three brothers and two sisters.

She is survived by: Husband of 57 years, Roger A. Jones; daughters, Debbie Jones Phillips and husband Emmanuel and Tammie Jones Edwards; grandchildren, Jacob, Zachary and Ethan Phillips, Melanie McKinney and husband Ted, Madalyn Edwards, all of Coalfield, and Crystal Cline and husband Ryan of Karns; great-grandsons, Parker and Peyton McKinney.

She is also survived by: Sisters, Ruth Stout of Midtown and Shirley Goodman of Karns; brother, Don Rather of Oliver Spring;s and by a host of special friends and extended family.

The family received friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 1, 2011, at Sharp Funeral Home.

The funeral followed at 8 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with family and pastor Mack Smith officiating.

Burial and graveside services were held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 2, 2011, at Roane Memorial Gardens.

Sharp Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

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


LEONARD HATMAKER
Leonard Hatmaker, 69, Clinton, passed away Tuesday, March 1, 2011, at his residence.

He enjoyed fishing and hunting. He loved being around people.

He was preceded in death by: Parents, Ed and Gertie Hatmaker; sister, Anna Lee Judy.

Survivors: Mother of his children and loving ex-wife, Novella Hatmaker; daughters, Jane Moss and husband Larry of Gurley, Ala., Sherry Sexton and husband Michael of Clinton; brothers, Eddie Hatmaker Jr. and wife Susie of Huntsville, Dan Hatmaker and wife Connie of Huntsville, Richard Hatmaker and wife Charlotte of Helenwood, Johnny Saddler of Clinton; sisters, Susan King and husband Calvin of Windfield, Tenn., Faye Garsia and husband Eddie of Buffalo, Tenn., Cindy Marlar and husband David of Windfield, Tenn., Janie Bolden and husband Dwight of Huntsville; grandchildren, Trista Harness, Brandie Hatmaker, Heather Sexton all of Clinton, Joseph Hatmaker, William Kent, Larry Moss and Matthew Moss, all of Alabama; great-grandchildren, Deven Hatmaker and Dakota Fordham both of Clinton.

He also leaves behind several nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

His family will receive his friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Sunday, March 6, 2011, with his funeral service following at 8 p.m. in the chapel of Jones Mortuary.

His interment will be at 9:30 a.m. Monday, March 7, 2011, at the Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery in Knoxville, with full military honors.

Jones Mortuary in Clinton, TN is in charge of all arrangements.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Jones Mortuary, 375 N Main ST., Clinton, Tenn., 37716.

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


ELMER ‘DUMP’ FIFER
Elmer “Dump” Fifer, 65, Briceville, passed away Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.

He was born on Oct. 9, 1945 in Harlan, Ky., to the late Leonard and Winnie Gray Fifer.

He loved gardening, walking in the mountains, and spending time with friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by: Sister, Annie Smith.

Survivors: Special friend and family, Cleta Long, and sons: Ricky, Dennis, and Phillip Long of Briceville; son, Jerry Francis of Ohio; sisters, Lorine Fifer of Ohio, Louise Holman of Ohio, Pansy Hermandiz of Ohio.

Elmer’s request was that he would be cremated.

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

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


MADALYNE MAE WEBSTER JOHNSON
Madalyne Mae Webster Johnson, born Aug., 20, 1921 Clinton, went home to her Heavenly Father’s house March 1, 2011.

It was the privilege of her children, sons-in-law, grandchildren and many friends to be at her bedside at her daughter’s home in Kingston while waiting for her departure on the journey for which she had prepared for more than 80 years.

The love of God had been the theme of her life and the many songs she had written, some of which were published and recorded. Many thanks to the wonderful people and facilities that cared for her during her transition from the brilliant and creative lady she was through the side trip of Alzheimer’s for the last few years.

Left behind are: Children, Charles “Smokey” Johnson of Kingston, Charlotte “Lottie” (Jerry) Bridges of Andersonville, Madalyne “Bud” (Jimmy) Robbins of Kingston; grandchildren, Kenny Johnson and daughters Christian, Renee, Cheri Beth (Don) Floyd and sons, Stephen, William, Jonathan — missionaries in Papua, New Guinea, Cynthia Bridges, Knoxville, Tyler (Lora) Robbins, Charlotte, N.C., Tim (Danni) Robbins, Oak Ridge. Predeceased by parents, Arch and Minnie Mae (Silvey) Webster and husband James Marion; siblings, Hazel (Newman) Ridenour, Thelma Stowe, Bruce, Charles, Bill; and daughter-in-law, Carolyn Johnson.

Surviving: Siblings, Roy (Gladys) Webster and Eunice Rentz, Clinton; brother-in-law, Dan Stowe, Toccoa, Ga.; many nieces, nephews and a host of friends including special friend, Jackie Robinson.

She was a lifetime member of Clinton First Wesleyan Church. She was a retired custodian from Clinton Junior High School.

Funeral services were held from 4 – 7 p.m. Friday March 4, 2011, at Clinton First Wesleyan Church with the Rev. Sam Condon officiating.

Her body lay in state at the church beginning at noon with receiving of friends from 5 - 7 pm.

Family and friends will meet at the church at 10:30 a.m. Saturday March 5, 2011, and will proceed to Sunset Cemetery for an 11 a.m. graveside service.

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

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Clinton First Wesleyan Church for the Papua New Guinea ministry of the Floyd family.


ERNESTINE COX
Ernestine Cox, 85, Lake City, passed away Friday, Feb. 25, 2011, at Mercy Medical Center of Campbell County.

She was born July 26, 1925, in Anderson County, to the late Andrew and Nora Cox Andrews.

She was a member of the Longfield Baptist Church. She enjoyed crafts, and spending time with family and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by: Husband, Albert Cox; brother, Jake Andrews.

Survivors: Son, Mike Cox and wife Connie of Lake City; daughter, Connie Evans and husband James of Caryville; grandchildren, Tiffany Cox of Lake City, Jason Cox and wife Stacey of Knoxville, Valerie Tylka and husband Mark of Cookeville, Brandy Malone and husband Chad of Cookeville, Brooke Evans of Caryville, Lance Cpl. Chase Evans of Caryville, Andrew Evans of Caryville; great grandchildren, Haley and Sam Cox, Christian and Lauren Cox, Karly Tylka, and Mila Malone; special friends, Kathy Jenkins and Kim Partin; several other relatives and friends.

Visitation was from 5 – 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011, at Hatmaker Funeral Home in Lake City.

Funeral service was at 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011, in the Hatmaker Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Henry Hensley, the Rev. Mike Foust, and the Rev. Ronald Gutherie officiating.

Interment was at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 28, 2011, at Oak Grove Cemetery in Lake City.

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

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


LINDA SUE BYRGE
Linda Sue Byrge, 65, Clinton, passed away Friday, Feb. 25, 2011, at her home.

She was born Sept. 22, 1945, in Clearwater, Fla., to the late Wesley Joseph and Icey Bell Wright Stewart.

She was a member of the Mountain View Baptist Church. She enjoyed playing with her computer, quilting, gardening, fishing, and spending time with family and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by: Husband, Early Byrge; son, Wayne Roscoe Byrge; brother, Bobby Evans; sister, Beatrice Elmore; and son-in-law, Brownlow Cook.

Survivors: Sons, John Glen Byrge of Clinton, Wesley Callaway Byrge of Knoxville; daughter, Connie Sue Cook of Clinton; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, relatives, and many friends.

Visitation was held from 6 – 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 1, 2011, at Hatmaker Funeral Home in Lake City.

Funeral was at 8 p.m. Tuesday March 1, 2011, in the Hatmaker Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Franklin Henegar officiating.

Interment was at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 2, 2011, at the Byrge Cemetery in the New River Community.

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

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


BILLY CURTIS REYNOLDS
Billy Curtis Reynolds, 67, of the Beech Grove Community in Lake City, passed away Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011, at Mercy Medical Center North.

He was born Nov. 17, 1943, in Anderson County to the late Buster and Nellie Mae Isabell Reynolds.

He was a member of the Westside Baptist Church. He enjoyed fishing, hunting ginseng, and sitting on the front porch.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by: Sisters, Mary Ruth Braden, Ruby Daugherty, Helen Reynolds, and Norma Jean Duncan.

Survivors: Wife, Magdalene (Maggie) Reynolds of Lake City; son, Mark Reynolds of Lake City; sister, Pauline Bunch of Briceville; sister-in-law, Ethel Walker of Lake City; several nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.

Visitation was from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 28, 2011, at Hatmaker Funeral Home in Lake City.

Funeral service was at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 28, 2011, in the Hatmaker Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Larry Poore, the Rev. Kenny Sharp, and the Rev. Hubert Marlow officiating.

Family and friends met at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 1, 2011, at Hatmaker Funeral Home to go in procession to the Beech Grove Cemetery for the noon Interment

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

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


JOHN SMITHSON
John Smithson, 86, a resident of Oliver Springs, and formerly of Mayfield, Ky., passed away Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011, at his home.

He was born Oct. 14, 1924, in Graves County, Ky.

He had lived in Tennessee for the past 13 years.

He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Oak Ridge. He retired from the city water department of Mayfield, Ky., as a supervisor.

He served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II, receiving several medals, ribbons, commendations and a Silver Battle Star.

He was preceded in death by: Wife, Imogene Brown Smithson; parents, Roy and Ollie Dean Smithson; grandson, Chris Jones; brother, Charles Ray Smithson; sisters, Margaret Williams and Elizabeth Sullivan.

He is survived by: Daughter, Threasa Jones of Oliver Springs; brothers, Billy Joe and LeRoy Smithson, both of Mayfield, Ky.

A graveside service was held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 2, 2011, at Chapel Hill Cemetery in Mayfield, Ky.

Sharp Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

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


VERNON TACKETT
Vernon Tackett, 77, Clinton, passed away Wednesday, March 2, 2011, at NHC of Oak Ridge.

He was born April 28, 1933, in the Stony Fork Community of Campbell County.

He had lived in the Black Oak community in Anderson County for the past 20 years.

He was a retired coal truck driver and coal miner.

He was preceded in death by: Parents, Henry Tackett and Flora Lawson Tackett; and son, Fred Gene Tackett.

He is survived by: Wife, Delphia Loudin Tackett of Clinton; daughters, Deloris Carroll and husband Danny of Oliver Springs, Verda Muenzer of Oak Ridge; son, Allen Tackett and wife Pauline of Oliver Springs; brother, Norman Tackett and wife Jewell of LaFollette; sisters, Veltina Phillips and husband Arlie of New River, Henrietta Bullock and husband Archie of Powell, Wanda Bullock and husband Ellis of New River, Ruby Tinch and husband Jack of Sunbright and Betty Young of Sunbright; grandchildren, Kimberly Carroll, Amy Keller, Melissa Wright, Ron Muenzer, Melanie Tackett and Lisa Tackett; great-grandchildren, Hunter Wright, Isabella Keller and Sammie Bjelland.

He is also survived by: Step-daughters, Karen Hackler and husband George Hackler Jr. of Clinton, Deana Vowell and husband Jerry of Oliver Springs and Donna Creekmore and husband Ernie of Newcomb; several step-grandchildren.

Graveside services and burial were held at 2 p.m. Friday, March 4, 2011, at Oliver Springs Cemetery with Gabe Potter officiating.

Sharp Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

An online guest book is available at Sharpfh.com


MARVIN R. LONG
Marvin R. Long, 88, decorated World War II Veteran B-17 pilot, and an avid fisherman, died peacefully at Morning Pointe Assisted Living in Clinton Feb. 28, 2011.

Preceded in death by: Wives, Elaine M. Long and Elizabeth G. Long, loving father of Gregory (Linda) and Kathleen Long Kelly (Robin), grandfather of Aaron Leighton, Christopher and Brian Long, John, Patrick and Thomas Kelly, great-grandfather of Tytan Leighton, Jacob and Michael Kelly.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Honor Air Knoxville (www.honorairknoxville.com).

Holley-Gamble Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.



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