Aug. 7, 2011

Infant, Jayden Thomas Mittleider, six days, a resident of Coalfield, passed away Sunday, Aug. 7, 2011, at the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville.

He was born Monday, Aug. 1, 2011, at the University of Tennessee Medical Center.

He is survived by: Parents, Joshua Mittleider and Linzy Coffman Mittleider; brothers, Ethan and Jalen (passed Aug. 12, 2011) Mittleider of Coalfield; paternal grandmother, Cindy Hendrickson and fianc’e, Mark Foster of Clinton; maternal grandparents, Patti Brock and husband Rick of Crossville, and Robert Schoeller and wife Vicki of Panama City, Fla.

He is also survived by: Paternal great-grandmother, Brenda Daugherty of Rockwood; maternal great-grandmothers, Virginia Rico of Brewton, Ala., and Loraine Schoeller of Panama City, Fla.; maternal great-grandfather, Dan Rico of Lucedale, Miss.; paternal great-grandfather, Conley Daugherty and wife Nell of Oliver Springs; and paternal great-great-grandfather, Melvin Chandler of Rockwood.

Graveside services and burial were held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2011, at Estes Cemetery in Coalfield with Pastor Michael Thompson officiating.

Sharp Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

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


Aug. 9, 2011

Goldman Kennedy, 76, Lake City, passed away Aug. 9, 2011.

He was born Dec. 10, 1934, in Devonia to the late Richard and Bessie Daugherty Kennedy.

He was a member of Mountain View Baptist Church. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and spending time with family and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by: Brothers: Matt, Hoye, Steve, Lorenza, and Jim Kennedy; sisters, Martha Seiber and Jane Phillips.

Survivors: Wife, Ethel Tackett Kennedy of Lake City; son, Paul Kennedy and wife Loretta of Lake City; brothers, Luther Kennedy of Oliver Springs, Avery Kennedy of Wayne, Mich.; sisters, Ailene Lane of Lahigh, Fla., Belle Warwick of Caryville, Ada Armes of Caryville; very special aunt, Ollie Phillips of Lake City; several nieces, nephews, and a host of other relatives and friends.

Visitation was from 6 – 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011, at Hatmaker Funeral Home in Lake City.

Funeral serve was at 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011, in the Hatmaker Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Rick Howard and the Rev. Kenny Sharp officiating.

Friends and family met at 9:30 a.m. at Hatmaker Funeral Home Friday, Aug. 12, 2011, to go in procession to Leach Cemetery for a 10 a.m. burial.

You may also view Goldman’s guest book at www.hatmakerfuneralhome.com

Hatmaker Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Aug. 6, 2011

Wilma Imogene Fisher, 69, Lake City, passed away Saturday, Aug. 6, 2011 at the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville.

She was a member of New Hope Baptist Church. She enjoyed reading, doing crossword puzzles, and spending time with family.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Survivors: Nephews, Steve Fowler, Richard Fowler, the Rev. Charlie Goodman, Josh Goodman; niece, Shari Brooks, Beronica Goodman; greatnieces, Madelyn Fowler, Ryliegh Fowler, Taylor Faye Goodman; brothers, Kyle Goodman and Wife Sandra of Lake City; sisters, Ann Brooks and husband Lamar of Lexington, Ky.

Visitation was held from 6 – 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2011, at Hatmaker Funeral Home in Lake City.

Funeral service was at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2011, at Hatmaker Funeral Home with the Rev. Donnie Disney officiating.

Family and friends met at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2011, at Hatmaker Funeral Home to go in funeral procession to the Oak Grove Cemetery for the 11 a.m. interment.

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

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


Aug. 8, 2011

Walter L. Bullock, Clinton, went home to Heaven to be with his Savior Monday, Aug. 8, 2011, at the age of 88.

He was born in Coal Creek on June 21, 1923, to George and Mossie Bullock.

He grew up on Vowell Mountain near Lake City with his siblings. He entered the US Navy at the age of 18 and served on the USS Biloxi during World War II. After the war, he lived in Detroit, Mich., where he met his beloved wife of 61 years, Doris Johns Bullock.

In 1957, they moved to Clinton with their three children, Debbie, Barbara and Jeffery. There he began a 21-year career as an insurance agent with Prudential Ins. Co.

After retiring from Prudential, he and his brother, Elbert, opened the Clinton Recappers, which later became the Clinton Tire Terminal.

He was a faithful member of the Oak Ridge Bible Church, which is now the Oak Ridge Baptist Church, in Oak Ridge. He shared the love of Christ and the way of salvation with everyone he met. One of his greatest joys was spending time with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He continuously shared with them the importance of knowing Jesus and living their lives to honor Him.

He was preceded in death by: Parents, George and Mossie Bullock; brother, Eddie; sister, Pauline Utley; and his son, Jeffery Dean Bullock.

He is survived by: Wife Doris, of Clinton; daughters, Debbie Robbins (and husband Dennis) of Lawrenceville, Ga., Barbara Lehrman (and husband Tony) of Tucson, Ariz.; daughter-in-law, Lisa Bullock (deceased husband Jeffery) of Clinton; grandchildren, Vernon Ferguson III, Nathan Ferguson (and wife Ashley), Brooke Ellison, Melissa Defer (and husband Will), Brianne Robbins, Zachary Bullock (and fiancé Amanda Parfitt), Lindsey Lowe (and husband Jake) and Bethany Robbins; great-grandchildren, Chance, Cameron, Chloe, Andrew and Angel Ferguson, Mason and Madeline Ferguson, Tyler Ellison, Makyla and Jaxon Lowe and Liam DeFer; brothers, Oris, Elbert and Delious, and sister, Mary Alice Marlow; along with many nephews, nieces, cousins, in-laws and friends.

His family received friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011, at Holley Gamble Funeral Home, 612 S Charles G Seivers Blvd., Clinton.

His funeral was held Friday, Aug. 12, 2011, at Oak Ridge Baptist Church, 1451 Bethel Valley Rd, Oak Ridge. Following the funeral, he was buried at Oak Grove Baptist Church cemetery at 393 Longfield Rd, Lake City.

Donations may be made in Walter’s memory to The Gideons International.

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


Aug. 8, 2011

Richard James Brewer, called “R.J. or “Jay” by friends and relatives, passed away Monday, Aug. 8, 2011, in the Pocono Medical Center, East Stroudsburg, Penn.

He was the husband of Ann (Esposito) Brewer. They had celebrated their 53rd wedding anniversary Dec. 21, 2010.

Born Aug. 15, 1931, in rural Claiborne County, he was a son of the late Richard P. and Cora Lee (Rucker) Brewer.

He graduated from Clinton High School in Clinton in the Class of 1948.

He served in the US Army Military Police Corps during the Korean War with duty in Germany and Japan. While in the army, he pursued studies at the University of Maryland overseas campus and at the US Armed Forces Institute. He also served in the US Army Honor Guard at Ft. Jay, Governors Island, N.Y. He marched in numerous New York City parades (usually carrying the flag) and he served in the Honor Guard for Queen Elizabeth II at New York City Hall and Idlewild on her state visit in 1957. After his military service, he served as the head of security at Republic Steel/LTV Steel in Brooklyn, N.Y., for 29 years.

He was a member of the Queensboro Lodge Free and Accepted Masons in College Point, N.Y., and a member of the American Legion Post 036 in Huntington, N.Y. He was of the Baptist faith.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by: Sister, Joyce Gamble of Heiskell; brothers, Gene Brewer and his wife Joann and Jerry Brewer and his wife Judy, all of Heiskell; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Elizabeth (Tootsie) Cawood.

Funeral services with full military honors will be held at 11:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 15, 2011, from Indiantown Gap National Cemetery with interment to follow.

A viewing will be held from 2 – 4 p.m. and 6 – 8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 14, 2011, at Kresge Funeral Home, Route 209 Brodheadsville, Penn.



Aug. 1, 2011

Robert Earl Bartley, 78, Clinton, passed away Monday, Aug. 1, 2011, at Mercy Hospice in Knoxville.

He was born Feb. 28, 1933, in Corbin, Ky., the son of Robert Edgar and Florence Peace Bartley.

He was retired from Martin Marietta Energy Systems where he was a computer programmer at the Y-12 plant. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Clinton and very active in the XYZ Ministry, in which he also sang. He enjoyed music, poetry, history, aviation, and ‘do-it-yourself’ type projects.

When his wife was living, they enjoyed playing golf together.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Freida Anderson Bartley, Feb. 20, 2004.

He is survived by: Son, Robert Stewart Bartley and wife Christina of Alexandria, Va.; and two grandchildren, Erik Bartley and Emma Bartley, also of Alexandria.

The family received friends from 5 – 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011, at Weatherford Mortuary and the funeral will followed at 7 p.m. with the Rev. Stan Elliott and the Rev. Terry Baker officiating.

A graveside service was held at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 12, 2011, at Calvary Cemetery in Corbin, Ky.

The family asks that any memorials be made to the XYZ Ministry of First Baptist Church of Clinton, PO Box 268, Clinton, TN 37717.

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


23 April 1945 – 15 July 2011

Jean C. Green, 66, Conroe, Texas, and a part-time resident of Sierra Vista, Ariz., for the last seven years suddenly and peacefully joined her Savior July 15, 2011, in Clinton while visiting with her brother Charles “Bus” Currier.

She was born in Clinton April 23, 1945.

She was a loving and devoted mother, sister, grandmother, aunt and friend. She will be deeply missed by her family and all who knew her. She was a people person and leaves friends every place she lived and traveled. Her world centered around her family and friends.

She is survived by: Brother, Charles “Bus” Currier; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and a special ex-mother-in-law, Myrtle Green all of Clinton; son, Barry Green (April); daughter, Kimberly Green (H); grandsons, Johnathan Lopez (Amanda Reyes) and Cameron Green; granddaughters, Bailee Faustner and Summer Martin, all of Conroe, Texas.

The Houston contingent of nieces ,Tammy Boshears, Joy Grady and Connie Rodriguez; numerous grandnieces and grandnephews

The Arizona contingent of brother-in-law, Paul Fowler; nephew, Dennis Fowler (Summer); niece Debra (David) Crocker; grandnieces, Susan Bell and Sara Fowler; grandnephews, Ryan Crocker (Ashley), Andrew “AJ” Fowler and Logan Crocker; adopted twisted sisters, Kitty (Corky Yrun and Pam Cota.

She was preceded in death by: Parents, John and Alice Currier of Clinton; brother, John Currier Jr. of Detroit, Mich.; sisters, Shirley (Wilcox) Collette of Knoxville and Ruth “Sis” Fowler of Sierra Vista

Services were held at Cashner Funeral Home, Conroe, Texas Friday, July 22, 2011, with burial at Garden Park Cemetery, Conroe, Texas.

A Celebration of ;ife pot luck will be held Aug. 20, 2011, in Sierra Vista, Ariz.

Visit www.cashnerconroe.com to leave messages for the family.


Aug. 8, 2011

Billy Ray Leach, 78, Lake City, went to be with the Lord on Aug. 8, 2011, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.

He was born March 22, 1933, in Briceville, the son of Robert and Ruby Bailey Leach and lived most of his life in Lake City.

He was a member of Main Street Baptist Church where he served as deacon and had also served as Trustee and Sunday School teacher.

He was a U.S. Army veteran during the Korean conflict and was also a member of Crystal Lodge No. 616, F & A.M. in Briceville. He was employed by Anderson County Highway Department.

He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Ruby Bailey Leach.

Survivors: Wife of 54 years, Zola Sue; daughters, Kathy Brown and husband Tim of Clinton, Kim Bunch of Bagdad, Iraq, Melissa Boyd and husband Brooks of Trent, Texas; and the apple of his eye, his granddaughter, Emily Ann Boyd; special family member, Barry Bunch of Karns; sisters, Mary Lou Lawson of Englewood, Col., Annette Yount and husband Ray of Cincinnati, Ohio, Wanda Black and husband Ray of Lake City, Brenda Townsend of Caryville; several nieces and nephews.

The family received friends from 6 - 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2011, at Main Street Baptist Church, 215 4th Street, Lake City.

The funeral was at 8 p.m. with the Reverend Wayne Phillips and the Reverend John Ledford officiating.

A graveside service was held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011, at Woodhaven Cemetery in Claxton.

The family requests that any memorials be in the form of donations to Main Street Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 405, Lake City, TN 37769.

Hatmaker Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

You may also view Billy’s guest book at www.hatmakerfuneralhome.com


Aug. 8, 2011

Robert Lee Davis Jr., age 85, Medina, Ohio, passed away Monday at Hospice at the Inn of Medina.

He was born Sept. 27, 1925, in Clinton.

He was a retired truck driver of 32 years for ABF. He belonged to Life Springs Church in Valley City, VFW Post 352, Goldstripe Post, and was a 32nd Degree Mason with Parkside Lodge #736 in Brooklyn Heights.

He served his country in the Army Field Artillery during World War II.

He is survived by: Loving wife of 66 years, Carmel Louise (Lane); sons, Ronnie Lee (Maureen) Davis and Robert Allen (Linda) Davis; daughters Deborah (Dennis) Catlin and Brenda Keane; 15 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; sister, Donna Beckner; brothers, Vernon Davis, and Frank Davis.

He was preceded in death by: Parents Robert L. Davis Sr. and Beulah (Guy); sisters, Evelyn, Jo Rica, and Mary Nell Derico; and brothers, James Davis, Lloyd Davis, Bill Davis.

The family received friends from 2 – 4 p.m. and 6 – 9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011, and one hour prior to services Friday,Aug. 12, 2011, at Waite and Son Funeral Home, Medina Chapel, 765 N. Court St., Medina, Ohio, 44256.

Masonic Services were held at 8:45 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011.

Funeral service was at noon Friday, Aug. 12, 2011, at the funeral home.

Pastor Chris Dyer officiated.

Burial with military honors followed at Sunset Memorial Park in North Olmsted.

The family would like to express their gratitude to the staff at Hospice of Medina County for their wonderful care.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Hospice of Medina, 797 N. Court St., Medina, Ohio, 44256 .

Online condolences may be left at www.waitefuneralhome.com

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