July 11, 2011

Geraldine Grace Yauger, 70, Oliver Springs, passed away Monday, July 11, 2011, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.

She was born Sept. 18, 1940, in Dearborn, Mich.

She continued to live in Michigan until her move to California in 1984. She lived in California for nine years, moving to Oliver Springs in 1993.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Carl George Loeffler and Alice Wallick Loeffler, and by a brother, Larry Loeffler.

She is survived by: Companion, Sheldon Schenk of Oliver Springs; daughters, Marie Wallace of Tennessee, Sherry Day and husband James of Michigan and Katherine Kelly of Hawaii; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

She is also survived by: Brothers, Robert Loeffler, Carl Loeffler and Jack Loeffler and wife Paula, all of Michigan; sisters, Shirley Kahrl, Judy Zarves, Alice Gambee and husband Dave and Kathy Rock and husband Rick, all of Michigan; several nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends.

Burial and graveside services will be held in the Glen Eden Cemetery in Livonia, Michigan.

Sharp Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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


July 10, 2011

Lana (Sue) Carol Wallace Ridenour, born April 4, 1942, passed away July 10, 2011.

She was preceded in death by her father, Conda Wallace.

Survivors: Mother, Violet Wallace; daughter, Ridenour; granddaughter, Jayda Ridenour; brothers, Pete (Billie Jean) Wallace of Cookeville, Roy Wallace of Knoxville; sisters, Libby (Ronnie) Riggs of Andersonville, Nancy Wallace of Clinton; nephews, Mark, Mike, Michael, Kirby, Chris, Reid, Hayden and Grady; nieces, Kim, Kari, Tiffany, Journey and Karissa; a host of family, friends and former co-workers that were very special to her and stayed by her to the end.

A special thank you to Dr. John Foust and your wonderful staff for your loving care.

The family received friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 12, 2011, at Holley Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton.

A graveside service was held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 13, 2011, at Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev. David Seiber officiating.

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


July 13, 2011

Wanda Louise Moretz, 64, died July 13, 2011, with her family by her side at home in Clinton.?She was born March 14, 1947, in Knoxville to James and Louise Dishman.

She graduated from Clinton High School in 1965 where she met and married Jerry Alfred Moretz July 30, 1965. After graduation, they moved to Rhode Island and Ohio but later returned to Clinton where she was a homemaker doing what a mother does best raise her children. After raising her children she followed her pursuit to be a travel agent combining her interests with her great love of people. She excelled doing something that she loved and traveling all over the world. ?Her interests included family, travel, and reading. She devoted much of her time and energy to enjoying her family especially her grandchildren and traveling to all of the places that many only dream. ?

She is survived by: Father, James Dishman and spouse Azelee; brother, Larry Dishman and spouse Peggy and there daughter Channon; husband, Jerry Moretz; two sons and their spouses, Bradley and Shannon Moretz, Jerry and Stephanie Moretz; and six grandchildren, Kristin, Julia, Braden, Sydney, Olivia, Alexander.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Louise Dishman.

The family will receive friends from 10 – 11:30 a.m. Saturday, July 16, 2011, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton with funeral at 11:30 a.m., with the Rev. Terry Steils officiating.

Graveside services will follow at Woodhaven Memorial Gardens in Claxton.

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


July 9, 2011

Luther Mayton, 81, Harriman and formerly of Oliver Springs, passed away Saturday, July 9, 2011, at the Harriman Health Care and Rehabilitation Center.

He was born May 17, 1930, in the lower camp of Windrock Mountain. He lived in Oliver Springs until his move to Harriman in 1990.

He was employed as a construction worker for many years and he retired from the city of Oliver Springs following 13 years of employment.

He was preceded in death by: Parents, Burns and Mary Lee West Mayton; wife, Eula Mayton; step-daughter, Elizabeth Blackwell; and sister, Dollie White.

He is survived by: Sons, Jack and David Mayton of Tampa, Fla.; step-children; three grandchildren; sister, Rema Lively of Oliver Springs; five step-children, Danny Hicks of Ewing, Ky., Elaine Hicks of Nashville, Carmon Hicks of Bon Aqua, Tenn., Patty Lively of Nashville, and Freida Beaty of Kingston; special niece, Thelma Aslinger of Louisville, Tenn.

Keeping with the wishes of Mr. Mayton he was cremated and no services will be held.

Sharp Funeral Home is serving the family of Luther Mayton.

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


July 5, 2011

Stephanie Anne Jones, infant daughter of Jason and Amanda Jones, went to be with Jesus July 5, 2011.

She was preceded in death by: Grandfather, Larry Jones; great-grandfather, J.W. Jones; great-great-aunt, Mary Wolfaiel.

Survivors: Parents, Larry Jason and Amanda Jones of Knoxville; grandparents, Susan Bain; Debbie and Fred Vanorstran; Tom and Sheree Warner, and J.E. Taylor; step-grandmother, Patricia Jones; great-grandparents, Emma Jones, Gladys Taylor, Jane and Robert Clift; great-great-grandmother, Ruth Swatts; a host of other relatives and friends.

Her family will have a memorial service for her at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 16, 2011, at St. James Episcopal Church, 1101 N. Broadway, Knoxville, with the Rev. John Mark Wiggers officiating.

Her interment will follow in the church cemetery.

Jones Mortuary in Clinton is in charge of all arrangements.

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


July 11, 2011

Richard Lynn Brown, 54, Knoxville, passed away Monday, July 11, 2011, following an extended illness.

He was born Nov. 12, 1956, in Knoxville.

He was a lifelong resident of Knoxville.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond R. Brown and Ruby Irene Davis Brown.

Before his disability he was employed at area restaurants in Knoxville. He was a member of the New Beverly Baptist Church.

He is survived by: Brother, Charles Eugene Brown of Knoxville; sisters, Debra Bridges and husband James of Coalfield and Linda Brown of Knoxville; three nieces and four nephews.

Graveside services and burial will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 16, 2011, at Louisville Cemetery in Louisville, Tenn.

Sharp Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. An online guest book is available at www.sharpfh.com


July 12, 2011

Preacher, Arlis Willard Lemarr, 73, Oliver Springs, went home to be with his Lord, July 12, 2011, at the Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.

He was born April 24, 1938, in Wise County, Va. He lived most of his life in LaFollette and Clinton, moving to Oliver Springs in 2001.

He was a faithful member of the Brown Flatt Baptist Church and he also attended the Swag Baptist Church on Vowell Mountain. He preached for many years in Campbell, Anderson, Roane and Morgan Counties. He was a kind, compassionate man who touched many lives and ministered to many. He became an instant friend to all who met him.

He retired from the IGA Grocery Wholesale Distributor in Knoxville.

He was preceded in death by his parents; James and Ethel Leach Lemarr.

He is survived by: Brothers and sisters in Christ, who he considered as his family; special friends, Howard and Vicki Dagley of Oliver Springs, Ms. Brock of Clinton and by all who knew him.

The family received friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Thursday, July 14, 2011, at Sharp Funeral Home.

The funeral followed at 8 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Jay Braden, the Rev. William Brown and the Rev. David Phillips officiating.

Burial and graveside services were held at 10 a.m. Friday, July 15, 2011, at the Brown Flatt Cemetery.

Sharp Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

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


July 7, 2011

Graylon Abbott Lamb slipped softly into the arms of God on July 7, 2011, at St. Mary’s Medical Center of Campbell County, while surrounded by her loving children.

Her used body has now been replaced by a perfect body from God.

She was born in Campbell County to Joe E. and Maude Lowe Abbott, the third of five daughters and one son. Their strong-willed father raised the daughters to work hard and be the equal of any man. She graduated from LaFollette High School and shortly after married Berlean Lamb. They settled in the Dutch Valley Community of Anderson County where she raised her four children there. She worked at Oak Ridge during World War II with her sisters but became a stay at home mom until 1960 when Berlean and she opened the Green Valley Truck Stop. Later they operated the D & W Restaurant and Lamb’s Inn Restaurant and Motel in Lake City. They were married 44 years and remained lifelong business partners. They were avid collectors of antique cars.

She always gave everything a 100-percent effort and was a fierce defender of her family and friends. She was always faithful. She was an active member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church since 1944 and held many positions. She and her friend, Lillian Stephenson, worked hard and helped get the Pleasant Hill Perpetual Cemetery Fund on a sound financial basis.

She was a Past Matron of Coal Creek OES Chapter 226 and a door member of Clinch Valley Chapter 369. She was a Grand Representative with several appointments from the Grand Chapter. She shared many fond memories with fellow members Doris Lamb and Barbara Disney.

She has a passionate interest in politics and was a past president of the Anderson County Republican Women’s and worked hard in many elections. She traveled extensively after retirement and toured many places in North and South America, Europe, Asia, and the Holy Land.

She was preceded in death by: Parents; husband, Berlean Lamb Sr.; sisters, Helen Abbott, Mable Emch, Woneva Selb, and Jeavea Brigman.

She is survived by: Beloved sons, Berlean Lamb Jr. (Jake) and wife Mary Lou of Clinton, William Joe Lamb of Clinton, Roger “Bo” Lamb of Clinton; daughters, Rita Jean Beach and husband Tom of Richfield, N.C., Linda Wells of Clinton; brother, Joe Abbott of Michigan; 12 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; special nieces, Jean Ann Pate of Newbern, Tenn., Eva Lucille White of Jacksonville, Fla., and Judi Turley of Okeehobee, Fla. ; several other relatives and friends.

The family received friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Sunday, July 10, 2011, at Hatmaker Funeral Home in Lake City with funeral service following at 8 p.m. with the Rev. Bill McDaniel officiating.

Family and friends met at 9:15 a.m. Monday, July 11, 2011, at the funeral home and went in funeral procession to Pleasant Hill Cemetery for a 10 a.m. interment.

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

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


July 13, 2011

Raymond Paul Graham, 81, Andersonville, went to be with the Lord July 13, 2011.

He was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church. He worked for Dempster Brothers for 37 years and Bull Run Metals for 15 years. He enjoyed farming and working with cattle.

He was preceded in death by: Beloved wife, Ella Dean Graham; parents, Sandy and Sarah Graham; brothers, Fletcher and wife Annabell Graham, Thurman and wife Millie Graham, Hubert and wife Elsie Graham; sisters, Ruby Lee and husband Moose Settles and Louise Koontz; great-nieces, Crystal May and Gretchen Graham.

Survivors: Son, Danny Graham and wife Debra of Andersonville; grandson, Brad Graham and special friend, Kasey Hamilton; brother-in-law, Ralph Koontz; several nieces and nephews.

Special thanks to his brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law and church families during his illness.

The family received friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Friday, July 15, 2011, Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton with funeral services at 8 p.m. in the chapel with the Rev. Charlie Tindell officiating.

Family and friends will meet 10 a.m. Saturday, July 16, 2011, at Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery for graveside services.

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


July 10, 2011

Ronnie Lee Douglas, 68, Knoxville, passed away Sunday, July 10, 2011, at the University of Tennessee Medical Center.

He was born Jan. 30, 1943, in Jellico to the late James Howard Sr. and Joy Marie Smith Douglas.

He was a Army veteran, loved fishing, and spending time with family and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by: Brother; James H. Douglas Jr.; brother-in-law, Paul Hollon; sister in law, Faye Douglas; nephew, Terry Hollon.

Survivors: Son, Ron Douglas Jr. and his children, Julianna Marie and Christopher; daughters, Teresa Pfeffinger and husband, Chad and their son, Brady, Kim Wohlford and her children, Brittanie and Skylar; sister, Bernice Hollon; brothers, Donald Douglas and wife, Jane, Kenneth Douglas; beloved great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews; special friends, Lori Jenkins, Tony Miller and his sister, Sandy; friends and family of Pine Ridge Apartments.

A special thank you to caregivers from ResCare, especially Phillip.

Also a special thank you to Mobile Meals and Smokey Mountain Hospice.

The family received friends from 10 – 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 12, 2011, at Hatmaker Funeral Home with funeral following at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Lonnie Lyke officiating.

Interment followed the funeral service at Oak Grove Cemetery in Lake City.

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

Hatmaker Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


July 8, 2011

Dorothy Jo Benjamin, 77, departed this earthly life and entered into eternal rest on Friday, July 8, 2011, at her home in Oliver Springs.

A native and lifelong resident of Oliver Springs, she was born July 28, 1933, to the union of the late Lloyd and Claudine Hall Young.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. Chester Benjamin.

She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and homemaker. Her hobbies included cooking, gardening, and taking care of others. She was well-known for her generous care and loving nature. She opened her home to those in need, and she fed and sheltered so many young people throughout her lifetime. She was a member of the Willing Workers Organization of Roseberry City Baptist Church in Knoxville, where her husband served as pastor. She was a member of Little Leaf Baptist Church in Oliver Springs.

She is survived by: Daughters, Wilma Kirk and son-in-law, Randy, of Chattanooga, Brenda Benjamin of Clinton, and Shelia Benjamin Gholston of New Mexico; sons, David and James Benjamin of Oak Ridge, Chester Benjamin and daughter-in-law, Emma, of Clinton, and Richard Benjamin of the home; sisters, Gracie Walker of Oxford, Ohio, and Lyn Weaver of New York, New York; brothers, Eugene Young of Oxford, Ohio, Charles Earl Boyd of Oliver Springs, and Arvil Hall of Oak Ridge; one aunt, Clara Hall Hughes of Oak Ridge.

She is also survived by: Grandchildren, Stephanie Anderson and Enikka Kirk of New Mexico, Delisha Benjamin, Tasha Benjamin, Ryan Benjamin, Takeera Benjamin, and Rashad Benjamin all of Oak Ridge, and Cory (Kari) and Ikee Benjamin of Clinton; sixteen great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and friends.

The family received friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Friday, July 15, 2011, at Sharp Funeral Home in Oliver Springs.

The memorial observation will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 16, 2011, and the funeral will begin at 2 p.m. at Little Leaf Baptist Church with Elder Thomas Dews and the Reverend William Caldwell officiating.

Interment will follow at Carter’s Bluff Cemetery in Oliver Springs.

Sharp Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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

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