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LEONA NEWMAN WEST
Leona Newman West, 97, Oliver Springs, passed away Tuesday, April 26, 2011, at Harriman Health Care and Rehabilitation Center.

She was born March 24, 1914, in Knoxville.

She had lived in Oliver Springs since 1936.

She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother. She was a member of Kellytown Baptist Church. She worked as a cashier at Emory’s 5&10 in Oliver Springs and later retired from White Stores.

She was preceded in death by: Parents, William and Pearl Monday Newman; son, Robert D. “Shorty” Hightower; granddaughter, Susie McCracken; sisters, Betty Devaney, Willie Davey and Delia Sullenberger.

She is survived by: Daughter, Margaret Reed and husband Dick of Oliver Springs; daughter-in-law, Nancy Hightower of Oliver Springs; grandchildren, Tim Reed of Houston, Texas, Matt Reed and wife Lori of Oliver Springs and Mark Hightower and wife Nora of Oliver Springs; great-grandchildren, Chad Reed, Leah Hamn and husband Jansen, Bryce and Kyle McCracken; great-great-grandson, Jackson Hamn.

She is also survived by: Brother, W.A. Newman and wife Mary Ann of Oliver Springs; several nieces and nephews, extended family members and friends.

The family received friends from noon – 2 p.m. Thursday, April 28, 2011, at Sharp Funeral Home.

The funeral followed at 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Matt Reed officiating.

Burial and graveside services followed at Anderson Memorial Gardens.

Sharp Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

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


DAVID G. WALTON
David G. Walton, Clinton, passed away April 27, 2011.

He was born January 11, 1936.

He was preceded in death by: Parents, George and Laree Walton.

Survived by: Wife, Sherry; brother and sister-in-law, Francis and Mary Walton of Farmersburg, Ind.; daughters and sons-in-law, Kathy and Dave Menough and Kelly Walton and Chuck Goldone, all of Denver, Colo.; stepdaughter and son-in-law, Minda and Josh White of Knoxville; granddaughters, Caitlin and Emily Menough of Denver, Colo., and Laney White of Knoxville; a host of family and friends.

A memorial service will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 1, 2011, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton with the Rev. Andrew Lynn officiating.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Parkinson’s Research Foundation, 1115 Broadway, Suite 1200, New York, N.Y., 10010.

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


VERNIE FRED THOMAS
Vernie Fred Thomas, 81, Oliver Springs, went home to be with the Lord, on April 20, 2011, at his home.

He was born June 22, 1929, in Roane County.

He lived in Garrett, Ind., for 20 years. Following his retirement from the Auburn Foundry, Inc., he moved back to Tennessee.

He was a faithful Christian and a member of the Big Mountain Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by: Wife, Nora Lee Thomas; son, Freddie Thomas; parents, George and Pearl Thomas; brothers, Curtis, Ray, Frank and Jack Thomas; and sister, Cecil Barger.

He is survived by: Son, Richard Thomas and wife Peggy of Tacoma, Wash.; daughters, Lois Hodges of Amarillo, Texas, Marlene Brock and husband Terry of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Darlene Dyer and husband Jerry of Oliver Springs; 10 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren; sister, Onnie Thomas of Indiana, and brothers, Roy Thomas of Indiana, C.D. Thomas and wife Verdie of Dayton, Ohio, and James Ed Thomas of Harriman.

He is also survived by: Step-children, Joe Wilson and wife Louise of Harriman, Wilma Jean Behymer and husband Tom of Ohio, Glenna Linville of Florida, Patricia Stringfield and husband John of Ohio, Larry Wilson and wife Penny of Harriman, Rhonda Maples and husband Ronnie of Harriman and James Wilson and wife Sharon of Oliver Springs; several nieces, nephews, extended family members and special friends including very close friends, Lonnie Lowe, Jack Hembree and Ben Gann.

The family will receive friends from noon – 2 p.m. Saturday, April 23, 2011, at Sharp Funeral Home.

The funeral will follow at 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Dewey Brown and Lonnie Lowe officiating.

Burial and graveside services will follow at the Glenn Alice Cemetery in Rockwood. Sharp Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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


FRANK SHETTERLY
On April 25, 2011, my earthly father, Frank Shetterly, 97, left me to go to our Heavenly Father.

My mother, Lula Bernice Brown Shetterly left us on Feb. 15, 2003.

She and daddy had been married for 70 years.

My name is Wanda Lou Shetterly Abner. I am their only child. During the past couple of years, Daddy looked to my husband, Charles H. Abner, to help take him wherever he needed to go.

Daddy was preceded by: Father and mother, John Henry and Ida Marie Scarbrough Shetterly; brothers, Clifton, Jimmy, Clarence and Reo Shetterly; half-sister, Ethel Scarbrough; half-brothers, Jesse and William Scarbrough and William’s twin who was unnamed.

Daddy was the last of that generation.

While here, Daddy worked hard. He worked at Y-12 when it first started, he had a dairy farm business, ran a grocery store and built houses. His last job was in bulldozing. Most of the houses the government built in Oak Ridge, he dug basements under about 85% of them. Many people knew mother and daddy, especially Daddy because he helped so many in need. He gave away more than anyone could imagine.

While his grandson, Byron Abner, was away in Afghanistan he asked about him just about every day. He and Byron had something in common. Both loved to farm and during World War II daddy tried to join the military, but failed because of his hearing.

Daddy was also proud of his granddaughter, Dolores Padgett of Knoxville.

He was always glad to have her visit. He looked forward to her cooking the Thanksgiving-Christmas dinner. He has another grandson, Steven Abner of Clinton and five great-grandchildren: Jennifer Lynn Padgett, Elihugh, Ethan, James and Grace Abner and also leaves a special friend, Faye Adkins..

Grateful thanks to Meadow View Assisted Living and NHC Fort Sanders. I love you Daddy. We’ll see you one day.

The family received friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 26, 2011, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton with funeral service following at 8 p.m. with Rev. Stan Elliott officiating. Graveside service was at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 27, 2011, at Sunset Cemetery with Dr. Steve McDonald officiating.

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


LINDA SUE PHILLIPS
Linda Sue Phillips (Miller), 59, Clinton, passed away Wednesday, April 27, 2011, after a long courageous battle with cancer.

She went peacefully surrounded by her loving family.

Preceded in death by her father, Esco W. Miller.

Survivors: Devoted husband of 38 years, Steven Phillips; daughters, Amanda McMillan and husband Donald of South Bend, Ind., Andrea Tindell and husband Dusty of Clinton; mother, Pearl Stooksbury Miller of Andersonville; brother, Jim Miller and wife Diane of Heiskell; sisters, Kathy Miller of Andersonville, Pat Grisham and husband Floyd of Heiskell; proud Nana of Dominic, Mason, twins — Avery and Eli, Hannah and Gavin; special sister-in-law, Celeste Ivey; a host of family and friends.

The family wishes to acknowledge the men and women of Universal Well Services, especially Mr. Smokey Rowland, Frank Phillips, and Brian Miller for their care and compassion during this difficult journey.

The family received friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Friday, April 29, 2011, at Holley Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 30, 2011, at Grandview Memorial Gardens in Clinton. The Rev. Robert Ivey will be officiating.

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


EMMA KENDRICK NORMAN
Emma Kendrick Norman, 84, passed away Friday, April 22, 2011, at the Briarcliff Health Care Center in Oak Ridge.

She was a lifelong resident of the Claxton community. She was member of Edgemoor Baptist Church in Claxton. She was a loving wife and devoted her life to helping others.

She was preceded in death by: Parents, J.B. and Joyce Kendrick; brothers, E.J. and John Kendrick.

She is survived by: Loving husband of 67 years, Chris Norman of the Claxton community; brother, Mont Kendrick and wife Nancy of Claxton; sisters, Bonnie Redmond Palmer of Knoxville, Jewell Lay of Knoxville; sister-in-law, Delsie Stansberry and husband Kenneth of Seymour.

She also leaves behind numerous nieces, nephews and a host of other relatives and friends

Her family received friends from 5 – 7 p.m. Sunday, April 24, 2011, in the chapel of Jones Mortuary.

Her graveside service was at 1 p.m. Monday, April 25, 2011, at Woodhaven Memorial Gardens in Claxton with the Rev. Kenneth Stansberry and the Rev. Rick Miller officiating.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Edgemoor Baptist Church Food Pantry, 330 Old Emory RD, Clinton, TN 37716.

Jones Mortuary in Clinton was in charge of all arrangements.

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


MARTHA IVENS (SANDY)
Martha Ivens (Sandy), Clinton, passed away on April 25, 2011, after a brief illness.

She was born to Thurrell and Katherine Sanders in April, 1922, and was raised along with four brothers, Mack, Al, Teter and Choddy.

She graduated from Knoxville High School and attended the University of Tennessee where she worked in the registrer’s office to pay her way through school. When the Manhattan Project began hiring locals during the early days of World War II, she took advantage of this unique opportunity and rode the bus daily from Knoxville to Oak Ridge to work in the housing office.

In 1945 she married E. F. (Red) Ivens of Madisonville and when he completed military service, they made their home in Kingsport and later in Clinton, where he was the County Agent.

She found employment with K.C.D.C. in Knoxville and worked there for the next 45 years, ending her career in 1990 as executive assistant to the director.

She was a long-time member of the First Baptist Church in Clinton and attended regularly until the last few months of her life. Never liking to have idle hands or mind, she enjoyed gathering and planting wildflowers in garden spots around her home, knitting afghans, working crossword puzzles, reading, and putting up fresh garden produce. Always full of vim and vigor, she was a favorite with the neighborhood and her friends’ children, all of whom she made her own.

She is survived by: Nephews, Mac Sanders (Beth), Chuck Sanders, and Mike Northern (Kay) all of Knoxville, niece, Bobbie Hammer (Gary) of Virginia; her brother Al’s children in California, Dawn, Thurrell, Katherine and Curtis; also loving family members, Jim and Sue Ivens, Ike and Rita Freels and Loyce Hayes.

She is also survived by: Great-nieces, Rachel and Candace Sanders; and special friends, Mark and Donna Medley.

Friends called at their convenience from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Thursday, April 28, 2011, and from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. Friday, April 29, 2011, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton.

Graveside service to celebrate the life of Martha Ivens was held at 2 p.m. Friday, April 29, 2011, at Grandview Memorial Gardens in Clinton.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to First Baptist Church of Clinton, 225 N. Main Street, Clinton, Tenn., 37716.

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


RANDALL LEE HARBER
Randall Lee Harber, 57, Powell, passed away Friday, April 22, 2011, at his home.

He was preceded in death by: Wife, Kathy Russell Harber; parents, Jim and Wilma Harber.

He is survived by: Sister, Janice D, (Bill) Williams; nephew, Michael Williams of Clinton; father and mother-in-law, Ray and Jean Russell of Clinton; and a host of extended family and friends; and special uncle and aunt, Louis and Katherine Rutherford of Knoxville.

Private funeral arrangements by Holley-Gamble Funeral Home of Clinton. www.holleygamblefh.com


TON-THI-CUC (COOKIE) DUNCAN
Ton-Thi-Cuc, (Cookie) Duncan, 65, Clinton, passed away suddenly on Thursday, April 21, 2011.

Born in Saigon, South Vietnam, in 1946, she emigrated to the United States in 1970 after marrying Jimmie Duncan of Clinton.

“Cookie,” as she was known to her friends and family, was the beloved mother of Lisa A. Duncan of Knoxville and Jimmie Duncan Jr., of Jamestown, N.C., and the adoring grandmother of Baylee Duncan of Clinton and Hannah Duncan of Jamestown. She had one nephew living in the area, Glenn Zink of Knoxville, and had many other nieces and nephews throughout the United States and Vietnam.

She was pre-deceased by: Parents, Ton Van Tuoi and Nguyen Thi Long; brother, Ton Van Nghia, all of Saigon; and sister, Lang Zink of Clinton.

She was employed by the Levi Strauss Company of Powell for seventeen years and recently retired from the Jewelry Television Company of Knoxville.

The family received friends beginning at 6 p.m. Sunday, April 24, 2011, followed by a memorial service held at 8:00 p.m., at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton.

The interment was at 11 a.m. Monday, April 25, 2011, at Grandview Memorial Gardens.

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


EVELYN YARNELL DOUGHTY
Evelyn Yarnell Doughty, 87, Clinton, went to be with Jesus April 25, 2011, at St. Mary’s Mercy Hospice in Halls.

She was a member of Black Oak Baptist Church. She worked for Oak Ridge Associated Universities for 17 years, retiring in 1989, but returned part-time until 2000.

Preceded in death by: Parents, Willie W. and Lucinda Franse Yarnell; brothers, Richard, J.D., K.P., and Samuel Yarnell; sisters, Minnie Seale, Joanna Chamberlain, Lucinda Yarnell, Norean Tripp, Oalean Howard, and Rachel Yarnell; great grandchild, Isaac Trace Jones; special niece, Dorothy Seale Vogt

Survivors: Son, Hal Doughty II and wife Maureen; daughters, Karen Smith and husband Harold (Fuz), Janice Simpson, Vickie Shaw, Cynthia Lloyd and husband Ben; grandchildren, Trey Doughty, Ashley Hall, Tracey Jones and husband Keith, Melanie, Jonathon and Jeremy Smith, Christine Block and husband Bart, Stephen Doughty, Sean, James, and Michelle Simpson, Alexis, Victoria and Stewart Shaw; step-granddaughter, Bree Shaw Stone; great-grandchildren, Brady, Avery, Kodey, Jesse, Tobey, Fitsum, and Tareku Jones, Tavish Bakos, Lauren, Lindsay, Barton Jr., and Aidan Block; special niece, Margaret Seale Riggsbee; father of her children, Harold E. Doughty.

The family would like to give a special thank you to Covenant Home Care, Gentiva Home Care and St. Mary’s Hospice for their loving care provided to Ms. Doughty.

The family received friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 27, 2011, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton.

Funeral service followed with Dr. Mark Walton and Dr. Larry Pugh officiating.

Graveside was at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 28, 2011, at Zion Cemetery in Claxton.

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


NICHOLAS JAYDEN COLEY CREASMAN
Nicholas Jayden Coley Creasman, six months, Clinton, passed away Tuesday, April 26, 2011, at his home in Clinton.

He was sweet-natured, he was always happy, and would give everyone a smile.

Survivors: Parents, Matthew and Judy Creasman of Clinton; brothers, Zack Creasman of Clinton, Shadow Creasman of Clinton; sister, Brittany Creasman of Clinton; grandparents, Joe and Kim Creasman of Knoxville, Jackie Houser of Knoxville, Lois Johnson of Florida; great-grandmother, Sara Epperson of Speedwell; uncles and aunts, Steve Creasman and wife Susan of Knoxville, John Ruth and wife Tammy of Florida, Josh Creasman and wife Kerry of Portland, Ore.; special friends, uncle Adrian and aunt Ashley Chase of Clinton, Carl Walker and wife Crystal of Knoxville, Tony Mallory and wife Jennie of Oak Ridge.

He also leaves behind a host of other relatives and friends.

His family received his friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Friday, April 29, 2011, at Jones Mortuary in Clinton.

His family and friends will gather 2 p.m. Saturday, April 30, 2011, at Bookwalter United Methodist Church Cemetery in Knoxville for a graveside service with the Rev. Don Long officiating.

Jones Mortuary in Clinton is in charge of all arrangements.

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


KEN BEAN JR.
Ken Bean Jr., 46, Lake City, went home to be with the Lord Sunday, April 24, 2011, at his residence.

He loved going to church. He was a loving father and a wonderful son.

He was preceded in death by: Grandparents, the Rev. Lawrence Bean and Joyce Bean; grandmother, Ruby Holder.

He is survived by: Parents, the Rev. Kenneth Bean Sr.and Betty of Lake City; daughters, Trinity Bean of Lake City; sister, Janet Bean Enix and husband Denny of Caryville; special nephew, Joshua McCoy; special nieces, Alishia McCoy and Savannah Izquierdo; special friend, Bruce Copeland of Lake City.

He also leaves behind a host of other relatives and friends.

His family received his friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 26, 2011, in the chapel of Jones Mortuary with his funeral service following at 8 p.m. with the Rev. J.J. Patterson and the Rev. Verlen Langford officiating.

His interment was at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 27, 2011, at Anderson Memorial Gardens in Clinton.

Jones Mortuary LLC in Clinton was in charge of all arrangements.

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



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