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CARRIE GERTRUDE THOMAS
CARRIE GERTRUDE THOMAS

July 30, 2011

Carrie Gertrude Thomas, 97, Paducah, Ky., and formerly of Oliver Springs, died Saturday, July 30, 2011, at Western Baptist Hospital in Paducah, Ky.

She was born Dec. 1, 1913, in Oliver Springs to the late Robert and Elizabeth Foster Hart.

She is survived by: Six children, Clyde Thomas of Knoxville, Betty Hansel of Roanoke, Va., Shirley (Ernest) Wilson of Knoxville, Paul (Deborah) Thomas of Paducah, Ky., Brenda Swanke of Florida, and Steve (Treva) Thomas of Oliver Springs; step-grandson, Brandon Wingate of Murfreesboro; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel F. Thomas.

Friends called from 6 – 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2011, at Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church.

The funeral followed at 8 p.m. at the church with Pastor Garvan Walls officiating.

Burial and graveside services were held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2011, at Mt. Pisgah Cemetery.

Sharp Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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


JAMES ROBERT TAYLOR SR.
JAMES ROBERT TAYLOR SR.

July 29, 2011

James Robert Taylor Sr., 65, Powell, passed away July 29, 2011, at home.

He loved farming, especially his big International tractor, and baling hay for his friends.

He served with the City of Oak Ridge Electric Department for more than 26 years and had many friends there.

He was preceded in death by: Parents, Ernest and Hester Taylor; and sister, Linda Berry.

He is survived by: Wife, Kathy Melton; sons, James Jr., Jason, and Jeremy Taylor; step-daughters, Samantha Babb and Kari Russell.

He was a loving papaw to Jacob Taylor, Katie Babb, Cole Babb; and Ashleay Abston, Alexa Carroll and Dylan Russell, the three whom he helped raise.

He was looking forward to two great-grandchildren due this fall.

He is also survived by: Sisters, Jerri Norton, Patricia Ray, Henrietta Elliott, and Martha Litton; brother, Ernest Taylor; and several cousins, nieces and nephews, and he will be forever missed by all.

At his request there will be no funeral. He asked that donations be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital in honor of his great love for children.

Sharp Funeral Home in Oliver Springs is in charge of the arrangements.

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


LAWRENCE FOUST
LAWRENCE FOUST

Aug. 3, 2011

Lawrence Foust, 63, Lake City, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2011, at University of Tennessee Medical Center of Knoxville.

He was born Jan. 21, 1948, in Anderson County to the late Millard and Woodrow Word Foust.

He was a member of the Island Ford Baptist Church. He enjoyed spending time with grandchildren and family, riding his horses, and gardening.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his infant sister, and son, Charles Edward Foust.

Survivors: Wife, Sue Foust of Lake City; son, Lawrence M. Foust of Lake City; daughters, Sue Ellen Coffman and Husband Bill of Powell, Angie Owens; brothers, Jesse Foust of Lake City, George Foust and wife Jewel of Chattanooga, David Foust of Knoxville; sisters, Alice Jane Carr and husband James of McMinnville, Mary Helen Vowell and husband Calvin of Oliver Springs, Magdalene Akhigbe of Atlanta, Ga.; eight grandchildren; several Nieces, Nephews, and a host of other relatives and friends.

Visitation was from 6 – 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5, 2011, at Hatmaker Funeral Home in Lake City.

He will lie in State from 10 - 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, 2011, at Island Ford Baptist Church in Lake City.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, 2011, at Island Ford Baptist Church with the Rev. Charles Harness and the Rev. Darrell Miller officiating.

Interment will follow the funeral service at the Island Ford Cemetery.

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

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


HARLAN ‘SPARKIE’ SPARKS
HARLAN ‘SPARKIE’ SPARKS

Aug. 3, 2011

Harlan “Sparkie” Sparks, 79, a 41-year resident of Mentor-on-the-Lake, Ohio, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2011, at Lake West Medical Center after a short illness.

He was born Nov. 19, 1931, in Briceville, the son of the late Harlan Sr. and Sadie (nee Hill) Sparks.

He worked for Eaton Axle, Addressograph Multigraph and Swagelok, where he retired in May 1992. He was a 32nd Degree Mason and a U.S. Army veteran. He was a member of Mentor Baptist Church.

He loved sharing vegetables from his garden with friends, watching all sports on TV and attending football games at Mentor High School.

Surviving are: Wife of 47 years, Gloria Jean (nee Huff) Sparks; sons, Scott Sparks and Steven (Michelle) Sparks; grandchildren, Ashton of Concord Township, Ohio, and Libby, Megan and Toby of Bainbridge, Ohio; former daughter-in-law, Nellie Sparks Masturzo of Bainbridge, Ohio; sisters, Kathleen Ballew of Georgia and Katie Tadlock of Tennessee; and brothers-in-law, Bill Browning of West Virginia and Lonas Martin of Tennessee.

He was preceded in death by three brothers and three sisters.

Family received friends from 5 - 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5, 2011, at the McMahon-Coyne-Vitantonio Funeral Home, 6330 Center St. (Route 615, north of Route 2) Mentor.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, 2011, at Mentor Baptist Church, 7500 Johnnycake Ridge Road, Mentor.

Pastor Brian Landrum will officiate the services.

Burial will be at Western Reserve Memorial Gardens in Chester Township.

www.MCVfuneralhomes.com


FORREST A. DOSS
FORREST A. DOSS

Aug. 1, 2011

Forrest A. Doss, 96, Clinton, passed away Aug. 1, 2011, at his home with his family by his side.

He was a member and deacon of South Clinton Baptist Church. He retired from X-10 in Oak Ridge.

He was preceded in death by: Wife of 74 years, Lera Stone Doss; parents, William and Letha Doss; sister, Dortha Hargis.

Survivors: Son, Ronnie Doss of Clinton; daughter, Libby Doss Bradford of Clinton; granddaughter, Kelly Bradford of Clinton; great-grandson, Wesley Bradford of Clinton; sister-in-law, Olene Blackburn of Jasper, Tenn.; several nieces and nephews.

The family wishes to express its thanks to Amedisys Hospice, Professional Case Management and East Tennessee Personal Care Service.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to South Clinton Baptist Church food Pantry, 1000 Clinch Avenue, Clinton, Tenn., 37716.

The family received friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2011, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton with funeral service at 8 p.m. in the chapel with Dr. Roger Pugh officiating.

Interment was held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011, at Woodhaven Memorial Gardens in Claxton.

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


JOE A. SEIBER
JOE A. SEIBER

Aug. 4, 2011

Joe A. Seiber, 91, Lake City, went home to be with the Lord Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge

He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather.

He was preceded in death by: Parents, Sissy and Bird Seiber; brothers, Luke, Ale, Albert, and William Seiber; sister Lula Wagnor; sons, Larry, Terry, and Little Joe Seiber; and daughter Kathy Seiber.

Survivors: Wife of 53 years Martha Seiber of Lake City; sons, Chuck Kesterson and Princess of Lake City, Dean Seiber of Lafollette; daughters, Teresa Dolin of Lake City, Sissy Williams of Knoxville, Beverly and Duke Bourgeois of Caryville, Sheena Atkins of Alabama, Robin and Genis Hawkins of Lake City, Joddie Spears and husband Scotty of Clinton; 60 grandchildren; 39 great grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

His family will receive his friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, 2011, with his funeral service following at 8 p.m. in the chapel of Jones Mortuary with the Rev. Archie Seiber and the Rev. Genis Hawkins officiating.

His interment will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 7, 2011, at Circle Cemetery in Briceville.

Jones Mortuary in Clinton is in charge of all arrangements.


DINAH SUE JONES COOK
DINAH SUE JONES COOK

Aug. 3, 2011

Dinah Sue Jones Cook, 90, Clinton, went home to be with her Jesus Aug. 3, 2011, at her home.

She was a member of the Valley View Missionary Baptist Church. She enjoyed singing with a group of ladies, and was active and faithful in her church.

She was preceded in death by: Husband, Elmer N. Cook; and son, Steve Cook.

She is survived by: Two daughters, Jo Ann and husband J.D. Slover, Becky and husband Russ Happney, of who she made her home with; six sons, Billy R. Cook and wife Martha, Forrest Cook and wife Dot, David L. Cook and wife Deanne, Sherrill Cook and wife Shirley, Michael Cook and wife Beryle, Danny Cook; very special friend, Collette Vincent.

She also leaves behind 24 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren, all of who she loved dearly.

The family received friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5, 2011, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton with funeral services following at 8 p.m. in the chapel with the Rev. Danny Ray Phillips officiating.

Family and friends will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, 2011, at Woodhaven Memorial Gardens in Claxton for graveside services with the Rev. Allen Giles officiating.

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


JAMES J. BRUMMETT
JAMES J. BRUMMETT

Aug. 2, 2011

James J. Brummett, 90, Clinton, passed away Aug. 2, 2011, at his home.

He was a life long member of South Clinton Baptist Church.

He was a retired World War II Army veteran having served with Patton’s 3rd Army, 455th AAA, 40mm Battalion.

“Pee Paw” loved hunting and farming.

He was preceded in death by: Parents, Boman and Sarah Gilbreath Brummett; four sisters; two brothers.

Survivors: Wife, Naomi “Mee Maw” Magill Brummett; sons, Hal G. Brummett, Randy B. Brummett, Mickey Brummett and wife Pam; grandchildren, Bradley Brummett and wife Brandy, Brandee Burris and husband Carl, Sonya Hoffman and husband Mark, Jessica Brummett, Brianna Brummett; great-grandchildren, Jakob, Coby, Taylor, Hanna, Caitlyn and Karlee.

The family wishes to express its thanks to Judy Preston for her help.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to South Clinton Baptist Church Food Pantry/Library, 1000 Clinch Avenue, Clinton, Tenn., 37716.

The family received friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton, with funeral at 8 p.m. in the chapel with Dr. Roger Pugh officiating.

Graveside services were at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 5, 2011, at Woodhaven Memorial Gardens in Claxton.

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


EDWARD ‘ED’ MOORE UNDERWOOD
EDWARD ‘ED’ MOORE UNDERWOOD

July 30, 2011

Edward “Ed” Moore Underwood, Clinton, passed away July 30, 2011, after a prolonged illness at home with his family as he wanted.

He was born Jan. 7, 1928, in Clinton to the late Claude and Edna Lee Underwood.

He attended Milligan College, where he played tight end for the football team before entering into the Navy. He was a veteran of both World War II and Korea. He worked at the nuclear plants in Oak Ridge and then at the Clinton Housing Authority prior to becoming owner/manager of Clinton Supply and Hardware for 25 years.

After closing the hardware, he worked for the Anderson County Schools. He believed in duty to the community and spent time as a Volunteer Fire Fighter for Clinton, Clinton Chamber of Commerce President, Alderman of Clinton, Jaycee Man of the year, and past member of the Lions Club.

He recently retired after 50-plus years as a volunteer and later as the president of the Anderson County Fair. In 2001, he served as the Tennessee State Fair President, where he had the privilege to visit fairs throughout the state. He was a 50-year member in the Masons — Alfa Lodge of Clinton — and a member of the Clinch Valley Shrine Club, where he served in the Kerbela Patrol.

He was a member of Memorial Methodist Church beginning in 1936.

He is survived by: Wife of 61 years, Nadine Underwood; children, Bill Underwood of New Jersey, Frank Underwood of Kingsport and grandson Jordan Underwood of Bristol, Vickie Underwood of Clinton; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Helen and John Fetzer; special cousins, Pat Wright, Sam McCracken, Jim (Ginny) Robertson, Bill (Joyce) Robertson, Jon (Linda) Robertson, Mary Francis Underwood and Bill Underwood; a multitude of cousins from all generations, nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews and good friends.

The family would like to thank Covenant Health Hospice staff, Sandi from ResCare and the wonderful people who provided care during the last few months including Linda Mayle, Maynard Brown (Jr,), Betty Stout, Louise Howard and Linda Crowley.

In lieu of flowers the family ask that donations be made to Shrine Hospital for Children, C/O Kerbela Temple Knoxville, 315 Mimosa Avenue, Knoxville, Tenn., 37920; St. Jude Hospital for Children, Memphis, Tenn., or the charity of choice.

The family will receive friends from 1- 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, 2011, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton. Masonic Service to be at 3 p.m. with the memorial service to follow with Pastor Don Thomas and Chaplain Tom Rayford officiate.

Graveside services will follow at Sunset Cemetery with full military honors by the Campbell County Honor Guard.

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


STEPHEN FRANKLIN WALLS
STEPHEN FRANKLIN WALLS

July 29, 2011

Stephen Franklin Walls, 33, Coalfield, passed away Friday, July 29, 2011, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.

He was born Aug. 16, 1977, in Oak Ridge. He was a lifelong resident of this area.

He was a member of the Local Labor Union # 818 and he worked in construction.

He was preceded in death by: Grandparents, Clifton and Maude Walls and Joe and Barbara Monday.

His hobbies included motorcycle racing.

He is survived by: Father, Steve Walls of Coalfield; mother, Peggy Cleere and husband Mike of Harriman; wife, Dionne Frazier Walls; sister, Amanda Johnson and husband Robbie of Lancing; and nephew, Gunter Dagley.

He is also survived by a several aunts, including a special aunt, Janet Gann, by uncles and cousins.

The family will receive friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Saturday, July 30, 2011, at Sharp Funeral Home.

The funeral followed at 8 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Ronald Guthrie officiating.

Burial and graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 31, 2011, at Coal Hill Cemetery.

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



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