Sidney Leland Stepp, a long-time resident of Clinton, died Wednesday, March 16, 2011, at the University of Tennessee Medical Center due to complications from cirrhosis of the liver.

He was born May 25, 1954, in Kansas City, Mo., to Marion Francis Miller Stepp and Wilford Shelton Stepp.

With his brother, Steve Stepp, he grew up and attended high school and became an Eagle Scout in Kansas City. Upon graduation of high school, he joined the Navy and worked as a corpsman at Naval Hospital in Annapolis, Md., during the Vietnam War.

After one year of service, Sidney attended Westminister and Tarkio College in Missouri and obtained a bachelors degree in English studies. After achieving his bachelors, he attended Oxford University in England and Northwest Missouri State University to obtained his master’s degree in literature studies.

After finishing his master’s degree, he married his college sweetheart, Debbie Stepp. During the early years of their marriage, he worked for the Saudi government to teach English at King Saud University in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. During his stay, he was gifted with his first son, Aaron Stepp.

After returning to the U.S., Sidney worked and earned his Ph.D. in instructional design from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Ill. After finishing his Ph.D., he worked for Applied Science Associates (ASA) in Schaumburg, Ill. Later, he and his family moved to Clinton and worked for ORAU. During his residence here, he was gifted with twin sons, Nathaniel and Ryan Stepp.

During a financial crisis at ORAU, he transferred jobs to System Software Associates (SSA) in Chicago, Ill. He and his family lived there for 10 years before he obtained permission to open a home office back in Clinton.

To this date, he has resided here, enjoying the quaint and simply life of the woodland foothills of Clinton with his loving family. Enjoying a cigar in his teeth and fireworks in the sky, his memory will be emblazed in those who loved him forever.

Funeral services are on the morning of Saturday, March 19, 2011, at St. Therese Catholic Church in Clinton.

Visitation at the church is from 10 – 11 a.m. followed by Catholic Mass at 11 a.m.

Interment with military honors by the Campbell County Honor Guard will take place at 1 p.m. at Norris Memorial Gardens in Norris.

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

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

Larry Jones, 57, Clinton, passed away Tuesday, March 15, 2011, at his residence.

He was a loving husband, father and had a special relationship with his mother.

He loved to cook, and was a great fisherman.

He was preceded in death by: Father, J.W. Jones; twin daughters, Stephanie Lynn and Melissa Jean Jones.

Survivors: Mother, Emma Jean Jones of Clinton; wife, Pat Jones of Clinton; son, Jason Jones and wife Amanda of Karns; step-sons, Terry Lawson of Lafollette, Nathan Lawson of Clinton; sister, Janice Suttles of Clinton; irst granddaughter, Stephanie-Ann Melissa Jones, on the way and expected to arrive in August, 2011.

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

His family gathered at Jones Mortuary at 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 16, 2011, or a brief funeral service in the chapel with the Rev. Franklin Henegar officiating.

His interment followed at Oak Grove Cemetery in Lake City.

Jones Mortuary in Clinton was in charge of all arrangements.

Dortha “Jane” Seivers, 75, Clinton, went to be with our Lord and Savior Monday, March 14, 2011.

She was born March 16, 1935, in Clinton.

She is reunited with her beloved husband of 51 years, Hoyt O. Seivers, who preceded her in death, along with her parents Wayne Abraham Rhea and Lorene Guy Rhea Osborne; twin brother, who died at birth, Donald Wayne Rhea; sisters, Mary Edna Moore and Norma Jean Crippen.

She was the most kind and loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was affectionately known as “Mamaw Bunny.” She was a member of South Clinton Baptist Church for the last several years. She grew up and was a member for most of her life at Second Baptist Church, where she sang in the choir, taught Sunday school, VBS and worked with the youth. She loved working word search puzzles and playing UNO.

One of her greatest pastimes was watching her boys play baseball/softball. She worked at Magnet Mills and retired from EG&G ORTEC.

She is survived by: Two daughters, Teresa Jane Seivers Parks and husband Gary of Clinton, and their children, Keith Parks and wife Shanda, their children, Sierra, Bryson, and Brooklyn of Oak Ridge, and Martha Jane (M.J.) Parks Meredith and husband Arnie II, their children, Arnie III, Bethany, Clay, and Tori Jane of LaFollette, and Cheryl Ann Seivers Mayes and husband Jim (with whom she made her home for her final four years), their children, Tamra Mayes Monday and husband Gary, their children Jayme and Carly, Justin Mayes and Tyler Mayes and wife, Rachel, their daughter, Kennedy, to be born in May, all of Clinton; sons, James Wayne Seivers and wife Libbye of Athens, their daughter, Megan Seivers Cook, her children Peyton, Paige, Grace, Hope and baby due in September of Oak Ridge, Michael Don Seivers and wife Freida of Clinton, their children, Derek Floyd and wife Rachel, their children, Wyatt and Wayland of Hartselle, Ala., and Lorin Whaley and son Benjamin of Sevierville, and Alan Hoyt Seivers and wife Leigh Ann, their children, Savannah, Sophie and Rhett of Clinton; brother-in-law, Fred Moore of Cincinnati, Ohio; brothers and sisters-in-law, James M. “Jiggs” Seivers and wife Frankie of Clinton and Charles G. “Bones” Seivers and wife Bettye of Nashville; several special nieces and nephews; special friends, Elaine Henderson and J.D. and Dot Queener of Clinton.

Pallbearers: Keith Parks, Arnie Meredith II, Arnie Meredith III, Gary Monday, Justin Mayes and Tyler Mayes.

The family received friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 16, 2011, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton with funeral following at 8 p.m. with the Rev. George Williams officiating.

Interment was at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 17, 2011, at Grandview Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Terry Baker officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation/Walk to Cure Diabetes, 355 Trane Lane, Knoxville, Tenn., 37919.

The walk will be held April 30, 2011, at the World’s Fair Park, Knoxville.

Donations will be in honor of Sierra Parks, great-granddaughter.

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

Gary Donald Schmidt, 66, passed away March 11, 2011.

Born in Toledo, Ohio, he relocated permanently to Clinton in 1981.

He retired from Modine Manufacturing in 2007 after 26 years of employment and was also proud of his service in the U.S. Army as a paratrooper assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C., from 1965-1967.

He held a deep passion for his family and friends, art, nature, philosophy, sports and woodworking.

He is survived by: First wife, Carroll Szarlip of Haskins, Ohio; and their children, son Gregory Schmidt and wife Donna of Quincy, Mass., and daughter, Ceary Schmidt of Haskins, Ohio; sister, Sheila Russell of Clinton; and grandchildren, Fiona Schmidt, David Schmidt, and Jaren Kutcher; and dear friend, Neva Holdway of Knoxville.

A celebration of life ceremony will be held at the home of Sheila Russell at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 19, 2011.

Weatherford Mortuary was in charge of the arrangements.

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

Aneita June Russell, 59, the Batley Community in Anderson County, passed away Monday, March 14, 2011, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.

She was born Oct. 14, 1951, in Oliver Springs.

She moved to Humboldt, Tenn., in 1992. She later moved to Mississippi where she lived for 11 years, moving back to Tennessee in 2007.

She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother and a member of the Batley Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her father, J.C. Daugherty.

She is survived by: Husband, James Lee Russell of Batley; mother, Helen Goodwin of Clinton; sons, Gary Lee Raines and wife Melissa of Arkansas, Jammie Raines of Alcoa, Scottie Raines of Clinton and Ferrell Mathes of Oak Ridge; and eight grandchildren.

She is also survived by: Brothers, Stanley Keathley and wife Pam of Oak Ridge and Steven Daugherty and wife Carla of Oliver Springs; sisters, Carolyn Warner of Clinton, Sharon Hamby of Oak Ridge, Kathy Rhinehart and husband Russell of Clinton, Janet Eatherly, Glenda Finks and Stephanie Oakes and husband Eric, all of Oliver Springs, Sheila Patterson of Harriman and Connie Marlow of Oak Ridge; and by many special friends and extended family members.

The family received friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Thursday, March 17, 2011, at Batley Baptist Church.

The funeral followed at 8 p.m. in the church with Pastor Luke Kidwell officiating.

Burial and graveside services were held at 11 a.m. Friday, March 18, 2011, at Batley Cemetery.

Sharp Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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

Nancy Jane Daugherty Mitchell, 58, of the Frost Bottom Community, passed away Wednesday, March 16, 2011, at her home.

She was born May 31, 1952, in Briceville.

She continued to live in Briceville until her marriage in 1971, when she moved to Frost Bottom.

She was a textile worker employed as a seamstress before her disability.

She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and a member of the Friendly Welcome Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by: Parents, Elijah and Gladys Seiber Daugherty; brothers, Johnny, Dan and Obie Daugherty; and sisters, Imogene Wilson and Margie Leinart.

She is survived by: Husband of 39 years, Loyde Mitchell; daughters, Mable Kennedy and husband Richard, Maggie Jackson and husband Scott, and Nancy Cook, all of Frost Bottom; grandchildren, Travis Kennedy, Anna Belle Jackson, Scotty Jackson and Ayden Cook, and great-grandchild, Kristian Kennedy.

She is also survived by: Sisters, Shelby Harness and husband Marvin of Georgia, and Patsy Corder and husband Steve of Carryville; a host of nieces, nephews special friends and extended family members.

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

The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 19, 2011, at Friendly Welcome Baptist Church in Frost Bottom with Pastor Aaron Nance officiating.

Burial will follow at Seiber Cemetery.

Sharp Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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

Geraldine A. Kite, 66, Bristol, passed away Monday, March 14, 2011, at the Cambridge House.

She was born Oct. 9, 1944, in Baltimore, Md., a daughter of the late Thomas and Grace Wyatt Arnold.

She worked for King College in the cafeteria and was a member of Open Door Baptist Church.

Survivors include: Husband: Jerry W. Kite; sons, Mark Kite and Sam Kite and wife Heidi; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild; sisters, Brenda Hill and husband Fred of Lake City, Martha Coday and husband Dennis of Lake City, Joan Cook of Morristown, Sandy Wells of Knoxville, Sharon Hill of Clinton; brother, Tommy Arnold; many special nieces, nephews and friends.

The funeral service for Mrs. Geraldine Kite was held at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 17, 2011, in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Mike Leonard officiating.

The family received friends, immediately following the service.

The burial was held at 1 p.m. Friday, March 18, 2011, in Glenwood Cemetery.

Men of Open Door Baptist Church served as pallbearers.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to the staff of the Cambridge House for their devoted care. Online condolences may be registered at www.weaverfuneralhome.net.

Arrangements have been made with Weaver Funeral Home of Bristol.

On Monday, March 14, 2011, Panella “Jackie” Henry, 87, Oliver Springs, took her flight from her earthly home into eternal peace and rest, following several years of declining health.

A life-long resident of Oliver Springs, she was born Feb. 24, 1924, to the union of the late Fred Curd and Lucy Jones Curd.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by: Beloved husband, Raymond Henry; brothers, Charles Vernon Curd and Thomas C. Long, Sr.; and sister, Lillian Angeline Curd.

She was a lovingly, faithful member of the Little Leaf Baptist Church, where she served as a deaconess, treasurer of the Laymen Ministry for many years, assistant church treasurer, member of the Sunday school and the Senior Saints Missionary Society. In addition, she was an active member of the Oliver Springs Historical Society.

Her early employment included domestic work in several private homes for about 15 years. Later, she was employed by Union Carbide, Y-12 Maintenance Department for 16 years. From there, she retired early to become the compassionate, loyal and selfless caregiver of Raymond, her lovingly, devoted husband of 59 years.

Her hobbies included fishing, hunting, bird watching, gardening, canning, cooking and collecting receipts. She always enjoyed preparing special dishes for family members, friends and for the sick and shut-in.

Cherished memories will remain with her loving sister, Clara Hall Hughes of Oak Ridge; brother, William Curd Sr. of Knoxville; sister-in-law, Ruth Crowe of Floresville, Texas.

Others to cherish fond memories include: Devoted niece, Teresa Stephens of Oak Ridge; faithful and loyal friends, Diane Johnson of Oliver Springs and David Anderson of Oak Ridge; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, the Little Leaf Baptist Church family and many friends.

The family received friends from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 16, 2011, at Little Leaf Baptist Church, 228 East Tri-County Boulevard, in Oliver Springs.

The funeral followed at 1 p.m. with Elder Thomas W. Dews officiating.

Interment took place at Carter’s Bluff Cemetery in Oliver Springs.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Edgar Fritz memorial scholarship fund, c/o, Little Leaf Baptist Church, P.O. Box 616, Oliver Springs, Tenn., 37840.

Sharp Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

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

Eddie B. Golden Sr., Clinton, passed away March 15, 2011, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.

He was born Aug. 19, 1928, in Auburn, Ala., to the late Ora and Jimmie Lee Golden.

He retired from Oak Ridge National Laboratory after 28 years of service as a fireman.

He was preceded in death by: Parents; wife, Edna Pearl Golden; sister, Thelma Felton; and brother, Willie Golden Sr.

Survivors: Daughters, Thelma (James) Cain, Maggie Wolfe, Louise (Ernest) Thomas, Katherine (Joe) Alexander, Oma Lee, Leeoma (William) Alston, Margaret (Archie) Jackson, Emma (Terry) Benjamin; sons, Eddie (Lana) Golden, Freddie, Johnny Lee (Sharon) and Jimmy Jones; 27 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; sister, Emma (George) Sutton; aunt, Sarah Cobbs; special cousin, Ernestine Johnson; brothers-in-law, Johnny (Ruth) Ogletree, Eddie Oglegtree and Floyd Ogletree; sisters-in-law, Lula Pearl Searight, Lillie Mae (Willie) Sullivan and Lucy (Nathanial) Boyd; a host of nieces, nephews and cousins; devoted friends, the Rev. Michael Smith, Robert Harris, Thornel Wolfe, Alfred Williams, Cornelius Ferguson, Pastor William Caldwell and the Mount Sinai Church Family.

The family will receive friends from 1 – 2 p.m. Saturday, March 19, 2011, at Mount Sinai Baptist Church with the funeral service to follow at 2 p.m. with the Rev. William Caldwell officiating.

Graveside services will follow in the church cemetery.

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


March 14, 2011

Steve “Stevie” Edward Finch Sr., 38, Lake City, passed away on March 14, 2011.

He was born in Lake City June 17, 1972, to the late Robert and Ethel Braden Finch.

He loved his children and spent every moment possible with them. When he was younger he enjoyed playing pool and baseball in Lake City.

He will be dearly missed by all his family and friends.

He is survived by: Wife, Crystal Tilley Finch of Lake City; children, Steve Finch Jr., Marsha Sheyenne Finch, Angel Irene Finch and Lavada Ann Finch; brother, Gary Braden and wife Martha of Lake City; sister, Anna Mosley and husband Greg of Lake City; mother and father-in-law, Gerald and Marsha Tilley of Norris; brother-in-law, Matthew Tilley of Lake City; special uncle, Lonnie Braden; special nephew, Jason Braden; special cousins, Randy and Wesley Snyder; special friends, William “Weedy” Brown of Lake City, Barry Nelson of Lake City; a host of nieces and nephews.??

The family received friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Thursday, March 17, 2011, at Holley Gamble Funeral Home in Lake City.

The funeral service followed at 8 p.m. with the Rev. Jay Braden officiating.

Family and friends met at the funeral home Friday, March 18, 2011, and went in funeral procession to Sulpher Springs Cemetery in Dutch Valley for an 11 a.m. graveside service.

In lieu of flowers the family asks for donations to be made to the Holley Gamble Funeral Home in Lake City in memory of Stevie Finch.

You may also sign Stevie’s guestbook online at www.HolleyGamblefh.com

Holley Gamble Funeral Home in Lake City was in charge of all arrangements.

Josephine Barber Carlton, 78, died Sunday March 13, 2011, at Golden Living Center - Windwood, Clinton.

“Jo,” as she was called, was born Sept. 8, 1932, in Greensboro, N.C., one of nine children.

She was the daughter of the late Shelton Purnell Barber and the late Daisy May Foust Barber.

She moved to Portsmouth, Va., and married Drexel Kennith Carlton, Aug. 7, 1951; moved to Cocoa, Fla., in 1960, and ended up in Titusville, Fla. She was a homemaker until 1976 when she went to work for Canteen of Florida as a cafeteria worker at Kennedy Space Center where she worked until she retired in 1993. She moved to Clinton in January, 2000. She never drove, never had a driver’s license, but that never stopped her from being at every single sport event for her five sons, even if she had to walk. She was a huge sports fan, loved the Atlanta Braves and the Florida Gators. She loved reading anything she could get her hands on and was a true friend to anyone she met. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Mims, Fla., since July 1, 1990

She was preceded in death by: Siblings, Howard Barber, Vivian Edwards, Lois Weaver, Pauline Vaselosky, and Beverly (Chic) Bell; and husband, Drexel Kennith.

She is survived by: Siblings, Doyle Barber, Kay Dominici and Fay Sison; children, Beverly Drexanne Howe, Kenneth, James, Shelton (Bobby), Greg and Brian Carlton; 16 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, March 21, 2011, at First Baptist Church, Mims, 2395 Kentucky Ave., Mims, Fla.

She will be laid to rest next to her husband, Drexel, at Oaklawn Memorial Gardens, 2116 Garden Street, Titusville, Fla.

Memorial donations may be made to the S.P.C.A. of North Brevard, Inc., 455 Cheney Highway, Titusville, Fla., 32780-7265: (321) 267-8221 http://www.spcanorthbrevard.com/

B.J. Brown, 35, Jonesville, Va., passed away Tuesday, March 15, 2011, at the Wellmont Lee Regional Medical Center in Pennington Gap, Va.

She was a member of Jonesville First Baptist Church.

Surviving are: Husband, Michael Todd Brown of Jonesville, Va,; daughter, Kahlea Brown of Jonesville, Va.; son, Gabriel Brown of Jonesville, Va.; mother, Linda (Diane) Miller of Clinton; brother, Jeremy Miller of Clinton.

The family received friends from 5 – 7 p.m. Friday, March 18, 2011, at Arney-Mullins Funeral Home in Jonesville, Va.

Funeral services were conducted at 7 p.m. Friday, March 18, 2011, in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. David Stephens officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 19, 2011, in the Neal Cemetery in Hancock County, Tenn.

Those wishing to attend are asked to meet at the cemetery prior to services.

Online condolences may be left for the Brown Family at www.arney-mullinsfuneralhomes.com.

Arney-Mullins Funeral Home of Jonesville, Virginia is serving the Brown Family.

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