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RAYBURN COLE ‘RAY’ WALDROP
Rayburn Cole “Ray” Waldrop, Clinton, passed away peacefully at age 89, Thursday, March 3, 2011, at his home while surrounded by family and friends.

He was born in Giles County, Tenn., Oct. 12, 1921, to the late Claude Alvin Waldrop and Florence Roberta Barlar Waldrop.

He served his country in the U.S. Navy during World War II aboard the USS Salt Lake City as a MoMM2C. Following his military discharge he entered George Peabody College in Nashville and graduated with a degree in chemistry.

He met his wife, the late Betty Lynn Melton Waldrop, while in college and married her Feb. 8, 1948. Following the marriage they moved to Oak Ridge, where Ray got a job with Fairchild. After a few years with Fairchild he transferred to Union Carbide and began employment at the Y-12 Federal Plant. He retired from Union Carbide/BWXT after 53 years of service as a development engineer in April of 2006 at age 84-1/2. While employed at Y-12 he received several certificates of accomplishments including many invention awards.

He was an avid bowler and he bowled on the Y-12 leagues for many years receiving many trophies. Before his illness he bowled in a senior league until October, 2010. He also enjoyed gardening, golfing and spending time with his family.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by: Wife of 57 years, Betty Lynn Melton Waldrop; and brother, Claude Alvin Waldrop Jr.

He is survived by: Daughters, Martha Lynn Waldrop Babb of Clinton and Frieda Diane Waldrop Dale and husband Kenneth of Oak Ridge; grandchildren, Sara Lynn Seeber and husband Terry of Clinton, Samuel Jeffrey Babb and wife Samantha of Oak Ridge and Eric Dale of Oak Ridge; great-grandchildren, Katie and Cole Babb of Oak Ridge; sister, Frieda Waldrop Cummings of Pflugerville, Texas; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews; and by a special friend, Mark Grim of Norris.

The family received friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Saturday, March 5, 2011, at Sharp Funeral Home.

Burial and graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 6, 2011, at Woodhaven Memory Gardens with full military honors.

The family expresses their gratitude to the nurses provided by Professional Care Management, especially Ivana.

Sharp Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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


VIRGINIA GLEN ‘BIRD’ (WHALEY) TURNER
Virginia Glen “Bird” (Whaley) Turner, 90, Chillicothe, Ohio, died at 10:25 p.m. Friday, March 4, 2011, at Chill Rehab and Nursing Center, Chillicothe, Ohio.

She was born March 11, 1920, in Vasper, Tenn., the daughter of the late William Whaley and Bell (Severs) Whaley.

On April 6, 1957, she was united in marriage to Harrison Virgil Turner, who preceded her in death May 7, 1996.

Surviving are: Sons, John Andy Hutcheison of Marysville, Ohio, Lonnie Elmer Hutcheison of Columbus, Ohio, and Charles Glen Turner of Ashville, Ohio; daughters, Vietta Fletcher and husband Ray and Betty Sue Hutcheison, both of Chillicothe, Ohio; 13 grandchildren; and many great and great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Jeanette Hembree and husband Mart of Caryville, and Geneva Nuckols of Baltimore, Md.

In addition to her parents and husband, two daughters, Dorothy Evansmier and Charlotte Weaver; two brothers, Jack and Elmer Whaley; and three sisters, Minnie Leonard, Elsie May Rains, and Beulah May Queener preceded her in death.

She was a member of the Vasper Baptist Church in Vasper, Tenn., and was a homemaker.

Visitation was from 5 – 7 p.m. Monday, March 7, 2011, at Hatmaker Funeral Home in Lake City.

Funeral service followed at 7 p.m. with the Rev. Rick Murphy officiating.

Burial was at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 8, 2011, in Robbins Cemetery in Clinton.

You may also view Virginia’s guestbook at www.hatmakerfuneralhome.com or www.boyerfuneral.com


WILLIAM THOMAS ‘RED’ TAYLOR
William Thomas “Red” Taylor, 71, Harriman, died Saturday, March 5, 2011, at his home.

He was born Oct. 22, 1939, in Harriman. He was a lifelong resident of this area.

He was the owner and operator of Taylor’s Bar, a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post # 6598 and the South Gate Masonic Lodge # 569 F & A.M.

He served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He received several decorations, ribbons and medals including the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal and the Army Commendation Medal.

He was preceded in death by: Parents, Gomaze Taylor Sr. and Laura Tuck Taylor; daughter, Barbara Allen Taylor; sisters, Anna Marie Taylor, Mary Morgan and Shirley Taylor; brothers, Gomaze Taylor Jr. and Billy Joe Taylor.

He is survived by: Children, Susie Taylor and husband Tim Chadwick, William T. Taylor Jr. and wife Jean and Samuel Ronald Taylor, all of Harriman, Petie Clinton and husband Skeeter, Steve Strickland and Diane Embleton and husband Paul, all of Oliver Springs; grandchildren, Rebecca Henderson, Dakota Taylor, Bradley Clinton and Deanna Henley; great-grandchildren, Jordan and Brooklyn Coffey, Austin, Breanna and Jacob Henderson.

He is also survived by: Brothers, Charles Taylor and wife Cathy of Oliver Springs, David Taylor and wife Carol of Washburn and Jerry Taylor and wife Linda of Harriman; sisters, Helen Daugherty, Peggy Underwood and Ruth Scarbrough, all of Harriman; many friends including a special friend, Peggy Taylor; and by many nieces, nephews and extended family members.

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

A memorial service with full military honors was held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 9, 2011, at Little Emory Boat Launch Ramp with Pastor Garvan Walls officiating.

Sharp Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

In lieu of flowers the family request memorials be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

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


LORETTA SUE STOOKSBURY
Loretta Sue Stooksbury, 70, Andersonville and Knoxville, passed away March 10, 2011, at Holston Health and Rehabilitation Center in Knoxville.

She was a member of Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church and also attended Colonial Heights United Methodist Church. She retired from Home Federal Bank.

She was preceded in death by: Parents, Ernest and Alverta Stooksbury; sister, Helen Stooksbury; and brother, Wilbur Stooksbury.

Survivors: Sister, Barbara Young of Knoxville; aunt, Mildred Hill of Clinton; uncle, Carlock Stooksbury of Clinton; many loving cousins.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund.

The family wishes to express its thanks to Dr. Bruce Avery and staff and the employees of Holston Health and Rehabilitation Center.

The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Saturday, March 12, 2011, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton with graveside services following at 1:30 p.m. at Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church Cemetery in Andersonville with the Rev. Ralph Horok officiating.

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


BETHANY SUE ST. ANTOINE
Bethany Sue St. Antoine, 37, Oliver Springs, passed away Thursday, March 3, 3011 at her home.

She was born Oct. 18, 1973, in Muncie, Ind. She had lived in Oliver Springs since 1997.

She worked in food service and she loved spending time with family and friends. She was a loving mother and she attended the Mineral Springs Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Junior St. Antoine.

She is survived by: Mother, Vida Jean Goins Taylor of Oliver Springs; children, Audriana Davis, Aleah St. Antoine and Abigail St. Antoine, all of Oliver Springs; sisters, Tracy Goins of Detroit, Mich., Leah Taylor of Oliver Springs and Amanda Crawford of Oak Ridge; special aunt, Faye Roberts.

She is also survived by several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and many special friends, including Shawna Tinker and Carolyn Roberts.

The family received friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Monday, March 7, 2011, at Sharp Funeral Home.

The funeral followed at 8 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Terry Braden officiating.

Burial and graveside services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 8, 2011, at Mineral Springs Cemetery.

Sharp Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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


THOMAS ALBERT SMITH
Thomas Albert Smith, 62, Clinton (formerly of Okeechobee, Fla.), passed away peacefully at his home March 4, 2011.

He was born in Philadelphia, Miss.

He was a beloved husband, father and brother and an avid amateur radio operator.

He was preceded in death by: Parents, Clifton and Dean Ogletree Smith.

He is survived by: Wife, Adela Smith of Clinton; children, Courtney Dianne Smith of Little Rock, Ark., Joseph Estrada of Clinton, Jennifer Warren of Fort Myers, Fla., Jillian Warren of Tampa, Fla., Joshua Warren of Clinton; sister, Dianne Kelly and husband Lamar of Richland, Miss.; several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

The family received friends from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Monday, March 7, 2011, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton with funeral service following at 1 p.m. with Pastor Marty Shelton officiating.

Graveside services followed at Anderson Memorial Gardens in Clinton.

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


ROBERT ERIC RIFFEY
Robert Eric Riffey, 42, Lake City, passed away Tuesday, March 8, 2011, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.

He was born Aug. 1, 1968 in Baltimore, Md., to the late Robert Ernest and Wanda Lee Bunch Riffey.

He loved hunting, fishing, four-wheeling and volunteering at the Ridgewood Volunteer Fire Department.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors: Son, Eric Riffey of Lenoir City; daughter, Brieanna Riffey of Lenoir City; step-daughter, Scarlett Hamilton of Lenoir City; brothers, Sherman Riffey of Lake City, Robert Riffey Jr. of Maryland; sisters, Beth Kues of Pennsylvania, Christel Bridges of LaFollette.

At his request, Eric was cremated.

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

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


STEPHEN ‘STEVE’ McCOY
Stephen “Steve” McCoy, 54, Lake City, went to be with the Lord Tuesday, March 8, 2011, at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center in Knoxville.

He was born Nov. 24, 1956, in Anderson County.

He was a veteran of the US Army. He was a member of the Beech Grove Baptist Church where he served as a deacon and Sunday School Superintendent. He loved hunting, fishing and his “Mopar” cars.

He was preceded in death by: Father, Randall McCoy; brother, Larry McCoy; grandparents, Joe Willis and Lucy McCoy and William and Dorothy Pike; and nephew, Phillip McCoy.

Survivors: Wife, Lake Owsley McCoy of Lake City; daughter, JoAnna McCoy of Lake City; mother, Martha Pike McCoy of Lake City; brother, Mark McCoy and wife Cheryl of Oak Ridge; sister, JoAnn McCoy Young and husband Stanley of Lake City; nine nieces and nephews; 11 great-nieces and nephews; two great-great-nieces.

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

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 12, 2011, at Beech Grove Baptist Church in Lake City with the Rev. Kenny Sharp officiating.

Interment will follow the funeral service at Old Beech Grove Cemetery in Lake City.

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

You can also view Steve’s guestbook at www.hatmakerfuneralhome.com


JAMES L. KING
James L. King, 63, Clinton, went to be with his Heavenly Father Tuesday, March 8, 2011, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.

He was born Dec. 22, 1947, in Pennsylvania to the late Carl W. and Margaret F. King.

He was preceded in death by: Parents; sister, Jean Benson; brothers, Bill and Buck King.

Survivors: Wife, Sharon Scarborough King; daughters, Cindy King, Tracy Waddle and husband Duane; grandchild, Lesley Waddle; brother, Skip King; sisters, Dorothy Lamer, Sandy Deabenderfer; several relatives from both the King and Scarborough family.

Visitation was held from 6 – 7 p.m. Thursday, March 10, 2011, at Covenant Life International Church in Lake City.

A Celebration of Life was held at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 10, 2011, at Covenant Life International Church with Pastor Tony McAfee officiating.

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

You can also view James’ guestbook at www.hatmakerfuneralhome.com


DORIS ELIZABETH HOLMES
Doris Elizabeth Holmes, born Dec. 21, 1922, of Clinton, died March 7, 2011.

She was preceded in death by: Husband, Curtis G. Holmes Sr.

She is survived by: Son, Curtis G. Holmes Jr.; daughter-in-law, Margaret Holmes; grandchildren, Leslie Mattingly and Scott Holmes; great-grandchildren, Mary Jo, Genevieve, Caleb, Nate, and Liam.

She retired as a first grade school teacher from Engleside Elementary School in Athens, Tenn., in 1985.

She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.

She will be missed by family and friends.

The family receivd friends from noon - 1:30 p.m. Friday, March 11, 2011, at Bodkin Funeral Home in Milan, Tenn.

Friends and family went in procession to Trezevant Cemetery for a 2 p.m. graveside service.

Holly Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton, Tenn., and Bodkin Funeral Home in Milan, Tenn., were in charge of all the arrangements.


OMA SEIBER GILES
Oma Seiber Giles, 98, Wartburg, passed away Tuesday, March 8, 2011, at the Life Care Center in Morgan County.

She was born Aug. 3, 1912, in the New River community of Anderson County.

She moved to Oliver Springs in 1952 and continued to live in Oliver Springs until her move to Wartburg in 2004.

She was a homemaker, a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother. She was a member of Mineral Springs Baptist Church in Oliver Springs.

She was preceded in death by: Parents, Jeff and Nettie Bunch Seiber; husband, Tom Giles; sisters, Hazel Carroll, Flossie Daugherty and Stella Bunch; and brothers, Lonzie and Rossie Seiber.

She is survived by: Son, Steve Seiber and wife Deanna of Sunbright; daughters, Darlis Burford of Winter Haven, Fla., Dorothy Bray of Harriman, Hazel Campbell and husband James of Harriman and JoAnn Headrick and husband Earl of Wartburg.

She is also survived by 12 grandchildren and a host of great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and by several nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends.

The family received friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Friday, March 11, 2011, at Sharp Funeral Home.

The funeral followed at 8 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Steve McDonald and Pastor Houston Carroll officiating.

Burial and graveside services will be held at noon Saturday, March 12, 2011, at Anderson Memorial Gardens.

Sharp Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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


ROSA M. DAVIS
Rosa M. Davis, 88, Clinton, passed away Saturday March 5, 2011 at NHC Health Care Center in Oak Ridge.

She was a loving mother and grandmother. She loved her flowers and gardening. She was an excellent cook. She was a member of North Clinton Baptist Church in Clinton.

She was preceded in death by: Husband, Luther Davis; daughter, Joan Wilson; siblings, Louise S. Johnson, Dewey James Yarber, Leo John Yarber, Mary M. Bullock Long, and Luther Yarber.

Survivors: Son, Tim Davis and wife Cheryl of Powell; daughter, Mary Colburn and husband Mike of Clinton; sister, Jessie Carroll of Clinton.

She also leaves behind six grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild, and a host of other relatives and friends.

Her family received her friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Monday, March 7, 2011, with her funeral service following at 8 p.m. in the chapel of Jones Mortuary with the Rev. Bill Tackett officiating.

Her interment was at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 8, 2011, at Farmers Grove Cemetery in Clinton.

Jones Mortuary in Clinton was in charge of all arrangements.

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


NEVEAH HOPE HAMOCK BOLDING
Nevaeh Hope Hamock Bolding, earthly angel born 10:38 a.m. March 7, 2011, went to be with Jesus at 4 p.m. March 7, 2011.

She was preceded in death by: “Papaw” Douglas Hamock; “Nana” JoAnn Artz; and uncle, Keith Hamock.

Survivors: Parents, Shenna Hamock Bolding and husband Nathan Bolding; sisters, Natalie and Madison Bolding; grandmother, Bernice Hamock Patterson; great-grandmother, Lucille Hunley; aunts and uncles, Shelly and husband David Lewis, Kim Jones and husband Ralph, Debbie Rutherford and husband Terry, Jimmy Hamock and wife Wylene; many special cousins.

Special thanks to the staff of the University of Tennessee Medical Center and Hatmaker Funeral Home.

Pallbearer: David Lewis

A graveside service was held at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 10, 2011, at the New Loyston Cemetery in Andersonville with the Rev. Tom Byrge officiating.

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

You can also view Navaeh’s guestbook at www.hatmakerfuneralhome.com



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