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JAMES ROBERT MILLER SR.
James Robert Miller Sr. passed away after a long illness April 12, 2011.

He was 64-years-old.

He lived in Riverside, Calif.

He was preceded in death by: Loving wife, Dinah Huston Miller; son, James Robert Jr. (Robby); father, Eugene M. Miller; mother, Pearl Miller.

He is survived by eight siblings, all from Lake City: Sandy Miller Elliott, Janet Miller Elliott, Michael Lynn Miller (Bruz), Sherry Miller Stooksbury, Tonie Miller Hall, Sue Miller Stidham, Jackie Miller Fraker, and Patrick Lee Miller.

He also has many loving nieces and nephews; Godson, Jerome Didson; loving special friend, Doris Rudy; dog, Sasha.

He was retired from McDonnell Douglas/Boeing.

He was a retired Marien Master Sergeant, serving three tours of duty in Vietnam.

Graveside service pending.


JAMES CRAIG MOON
James Craig Moon, 86, Knoxville, passed away Friday, May 13, 2011, at Summit View of Farragut.

He was born Oct. 18, 1924, in Little Rock, Ark. He moved to Knoxville during his early childhood.

Following his Knoxville High School graduation in 1942, he entered into the United States Army and served his country during World War II. While serving he received several medals, ribbons, badges and citations including four bronze battle stars.

He was employed as an accountant at the Y-12 Federal Building in Oak Ridge for 30 years. He retired in 1987.

He was preceded in death by: Parents, Mark Hanna Moon and Allen Marie Craig Moon; sister, Patricia Fisher; and niece, Sharon Hester.

He is survived by: Wife, Robbie Davis Moon of Knoxville; brother, Mark Allen Moon and wife Shirley of Tampa, Fla.; sister, Barbara Dorsey of Braintree, Mass.; special niece, Phyllis Melhorn Henderson and husband Charles of Birmingham, Ala.; special friend whom Mr. Moon considered as a daughter, Sharon Mount and husband Jimmy of Knoxville.

He is also survived by several other nieces and nephews.

Burial and graveside service were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 15, 2011, at Anderson Memorial Gardens with Pastor Matt Reed officiating.

In lieu of flowers the family request memorial contributions be made to the American Heart Association, American Diabetes Association, Parkinson’s Association, the Patricia Neal Center or the Knoxville Animal Shelter.

Sharp Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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


NANCY LEA DRAKE OVERTON
Nancy Lea Drake Overton left this world to meet her Savior on the morning of May 18, 2011, after a short, courageous battle with cancer.

She was born July 9, 1946, in East Tennessee and lived here, diligently serving the Lord all of her life.

She graduated from Clinton High School in 1965, and was first introduced to the Overton family when she was in nursing school as a friend of Rubye Overton. She later married Rubye’s son, Larry Overton Sr. in 1968. They had a son, Larry E. Overton Jr.

She worked faithfully at Knoxville Pediatric Associates for more than 40 years. She was a valuable member of their staff and dearly loved by coworkers and patients.

She was a devoted wife, mother and caregiver with the heart of a servant.

She was preceded in death by: Mother, Lassie Drake; and brother, Bill Drake.

She is survived by: Husband, Larry Overton Sr.; son, Larry Overton Jr. and wife Leanne; and granddaughters, whom she adored, Ashtyn and Tessa Overton.

If you wish to honor Nancy, donations can be made to the Ronald McDonald House or East Tennessee Children’s Hospital.

A receiving of friends was held from 6 – 8 p.m. Friday, May 20, 2011, at Holley Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton funeral following at 8 p.m.

Interment will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 21, 2011, at Woodhaven Memorial Gardens in Claxton.

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


FRANK A. PROSISE
Frank A. Prosise, 83, White Pine, passed away at his home on Sunday, May 15, 2011. He was a Korean War Veteran and retired from the Tennessee National Guard after 23 years of service with the 278th.

He is preceded in death by his parents; A.H. and Clara Sweet Prosise, brothers; Earnest Jr., and Charles Leon Prosise, sister; Marge Runion and grandson Charles Scott Prosise.

Survivors include his wife; Mary Prosise, children; Randy (Donna) Prosise, Kathy (Ben) Raleigh, Robin Prosise (Shug James) Vesta Clydette (Tommy) Cutshaw, Kim (Darrell) Smith and Lisa (Gary) Ratcliff, several grandchildren and great-grandchildren, brother; Albert (Willie) Prosise of Oak Ridge, sister; Louise Gibson of Texas, also several nieces, nephews and other family members.

Funeral services was held at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 19, 2011, at New Bethel Freewill Baptist Church, with the Rev. Willie Winters and the Rev. Kenneth Wilson officiating,

Military Graveside Interment followed in White Pine Cemetery, with the TANG Funeral Honors Team giving honors.

Family will received friends from 5 – 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 18, 2011, at Farrar Funeral Home in White Pine.

Arrangements by Farrar Funeral Home in White Pine, 865-674-2441


JOY KNIGHT STOOKSBURY
Joy Knight Stooksbury, 65 of Murfreesboro (formerly of Clinton), passed away May 14, 2011 at her residence.

She was born June 6, 1945, in Anderson County.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Stooksbury; daughter, Lorrie Ann Stooksbury; parents, James & Daisy Campbell Knight; brothers, Paul Ed, Leroy, Earl “Bus” & Cleo Knight.

Survivors: Son, Anthony and Missy Stooksbury of Clinton; grandchildren, Chris and Jagger Stooksbury; great-grandchildren, Isaiah, Zoey and Xavier Stooksbury; sister, Lillie and Walter Harmon of Murfreesboro; nieces and nephews.

The family received friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Monday, May 16, 2011 at tHolley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton with funeral service following at 8 p.m. with the Rev. Tom Hatley officiating.

Family and friends met at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 17, 2011, at Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery for graveside services.

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


HELEN ELIZABETH ABSTON
Helen Elizabeth Abston, 76, Oliver Springs, passed away, Sunday, May 15, 2011, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.

She was born Feb. 23, 193,5 in Roane County. She was a lifelong resident of this area.

She was most recently employed at Food City in Oliver Springs for the past 11 years, however she previously worked at Austin’s IGA in Harriman for 25 years, Brunner’s Grocery in Oak Ridge and Oak Ridge Bi-Rite.

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

She was preceded in death by: Husband, Charles Ray Abston Sr.; daughters, Charlotte and Donna Jean Abston; parents, Carl and Mae Gann Lane; and granddaughter, Kendra Rea Abston.

She is survived by: Son, Charles “Dusty” Abston Jr. and wife Nicole of Coalfield; daughters, Sheila Hicks and husband Billy of Harriman, Mary Tuck and husband Mickey of Oliver Springs, Jackie Abston of Knoxville and Carol Shultz and husband Danny of Kingston; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; brothers, Ronald Lane and wife Cleda of Harriman, Carl Lane Jr. of Chattanooga, Charles Lynn Lane and Connie Lee Lane of Harriman.

She is also survived by nieces, nephews, extended family members, special friends including her co-workers at Food City.

Graveside services and burial were held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 18, 2011, at Elverton Cemetery with Pastor Ken Johnson officiating.

In lieu of flowers the family request memorial contributions be made to the American Heart Association.

Sharp Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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



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