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GLADYS LOUGH HENSLEY
GLADYS LOUGH HENSLEY

Oct. 14, 2011

Gladys Lough Hensley, 84, went home to be with the Lord, Oct. 14, 2011.

She was a former resident of the Bethel community and a member of the Bethel Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by: Husband of 54 years, Glen; parents, Mikey and Lena (Smith) Lough; sister, Helen Brown; and brothers, Alvin Lowe and Luther Lough.

She is survived by: Sister, Ester Parks of Laurel Grove; brothers, Leon Lough, Albert and Lilly Fay Lough, and Lloyd Lough, all of Oliver Springs.

She is also survived by her many nieces and nephews whom she loved as her own.

A special thank you to her Bethel Sunday School Class and many friends who always remembered her with cards and prayers.

The family received friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 17, 2011, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton.

Funeral service was at 8 p.m. with Pastor J.C. Newman officiating.

Interment was at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011, at Anderson Memorial Gardens in Clinton.

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


NORMA ELIZABETH HARGROVE WOODARD
NORMA ELIZABETH HARGROVE WOODARD

Oct. 18, 2011

Norma Elizabeth Hargrove Woodard, 80, Clinton passed away Oct. 18, 2011, at NHC Healthcare of Oak Ridge.

She had been baptized in Christ. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.

She was preceded in death by: Parents, Benjamin Franklin and Pauline Nipper Hargrove; brothers, Frank and Paul Hargrove; sister, Reba Sapp.

Survivors: Son, Kenneth Lee Woodard Jr. of Clinton; grandchildren, Ashley and Kaylee Woodard of Clinton; daughter, Reba Woodard and husband Travis Lepretre of Corpus Christi, Texas; husband, Kenneth Lee Woodard Sr. of Oak Ridge; daughter in spirit, Angela Taylor of Clinton; sister-in-law, Frieda Tate of Colorado; several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 3 – 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton with funeral service to follow at 7 p.m. in the chapel.

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


HELEN LORENE TODD
HELEN LORENE TODD

Oct. 17, 2011

Helen Lorene Todd, 93, Oliver Springs, passed away Oct. 17, 2011, at the Life Care Center of Morgan County.

She was born July 21, 1918, in Oliver Springs.

She was a lifelong resident of this area.

She was a homemaker and a member of Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by: Parents, Clarence and Zettie Adkisson; husband, Carson Todd; daughter, Pricilla Dean Todd; brothers, Martin Leon Adkisson and Alger Adkisson; sisters, Margaret Brown and Evelyn Walls; and nephew, Al Lee Adkisson.

She is survived by: Son, Donald Todd; grandsons, Michael Todd and wife Samantha and Keith Todd; great-grandchildren, Haven Todd and Dylan Todd.

She is also survived by nieces; Darlene Jackson, Debbie Edwards, Shirley Clark and Darlene Adkisson; nephews, Kenny Brown, Thomas Brown, and Bruce Adkisson; special great-niece, Crystal Jackson; and special great-nephews, Aaron Jackson, Jason Daniels and Josh Daniels.

The family received friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2011, at Sharp Funeral Home.

The funeral followed at 8 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Garvan Walls officiating.

Burial and graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011, at Mt. Pisgah Cemetery.

Sharp Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


MICHAEL DEWAYNE LEACH
MICHAEL DEWAYNE LEACH

Oct. 16, 2011

Michael Dewayne Leach, 50, Speedwell, passed away Sunday, Oct. 16, 2011, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.

He was born Jan. 5, 1961, in Lafollette.

He enjoyed fishing more than anything.

He was preceded in death by his father, Hubert Leach.

Survivors: Mother, Marie Leach of Speedwell; sons, Jordan Leach of Sunbright, Daniel Leach of Knoxville; brother, Julis and wife Cindy of Oliver Springs; nieces, Shannon of Destin, Fla., and Julie of Arab, Ala.

It was Michael’s wishes to be cremated.

A private service will be held for the immediate family at a later date.

Memorials may be made to Methodist Medical Center, 990 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge, Tenn., 37830.

Jones Mortuary in Clinton is in charge of all arrangements. An online memorial is available at www.jonesmortuaryllc.com


LINDA SEIBER
LINDA SEIBER

Oct. 20, 2011

Linda Seiber, 59, Lake City, passed away Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.

She was a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She enjoyed fishing and camping.

She was preceded in death by: Parents, Russell and Sue Burriss; and husband, Larry Joe Seiber.

Survivors: Son, Steven Seiber of Lake City; daughter, Tammy Patton and husband Kenny of Andersonville, Michelle Jones and husband Eddie of Lake City; brothers, Wade Burriss and wife Tammy of Lake City, Robert Burriss of Jacksboro, Floyd Burriss of Lake City, Dennis Burriss and wife Jerry Ann of Caryville, Teddy Burriss of Lake City; sisters, Lucille Burriss of Lake City, Brenda Burriss of Lake City, Annie Seiber and husband Raymond of Lake City.

She also leaves behind five grandchildren, Zachary Norman, Brittany Jones, Coty Jones, Patricia Resnake, and Justin Price; three great-grandchildren, Hunter Norman, Brianna Resnake and Mekala Resnake; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Her family will receive her friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011, with her funeral service following at 8 p.m. in the chapel of Jones Mortuary with the Rev. Lonnie Dison officiating.

Her interment will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23, 2011, at the Swag Baptist Church Cemetery in Lake City.

Jones Mortuary in Clinton is in charge of all arrangements.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Jones Mortuary, 375 N Main Street, Clinton, Tenn., 37716.

Condolences can be made at www.jonesmortuaryllc.com


MADELINE JOHNSON McNEELEY
MADELINE JOHNSON McNEELEY

Oct.15, 2011

Madeline Johnson McNeeley, 86, Norris, died Oct. 15, 2011.

She was born May 16, 1925, in Clarendon Township, Mich., she lived in Chicago, Ill., and worked as a registered nurse after she graduated from Wesley Memorial Hospital School of Nursing during World War II.

She met her husband, a U.S. Army doctor, the late S. Gene McNeeley, at a hospital mixer.

They were married Dec. 13, 1946, and upon military discharge in 1948 they moved to Dr. McNeeley’s native Tennessee, settling in Norris where they raised their six children.

She assisted her husband in his busy medical practice and worked as a registered nurse at the University of Tennessee Medical Center, Knoxville, for a time.

She and her husband were founding members of St. Francis Episcopal Church, where she served as Altar Guild chairman for many years.

An accomplished cook and hostess, she was widely known for her hospitality skills.

She was a swimming instructor and lifeguard, as well as den mother and active supporter of her children’s scouting activities. She was fond of gardening and was an avid needle-worker.

Many friends and family members wear sweaters she had knitted, and one of her needle-point pieces is a kneeler in the Washington National Cathedral featuring the Episcopal Diocese of East Tennessee.

Preceded in death by: Parents; three sisters; and her husband.

She leaves behind: Brother, Bradley F. Johnson and his wife Marianne, of Pheonix, Ariz.; six children and their spouses, Dr. E. Trent McNeeley and Louise Long McNeeley of Knoxville, Mrs. Judith McNeeley Ryland and Jim Ryland of Norris, Dr. Howard B. McNeeley and Jill Bingham McNeeley of Norris, the Rev. Dr. David F. McNeeley and Dr. Marise B. McNeeley of Teaneck, N.J., Dr. S. Gene McNeeley Jr. and Dr. Susan Hendrix of Bloomfield Hills, Mich., the Rev. William J. McNeeley and Sherri Hudnall McNeeley of Knoxville; 18 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Holley-Gamble, Clinton.

Mrs. McNeeley’s life will be celebrated with the Holy Eucharist at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2011, at St. Francis Episcopal Church, 158 West Norris Road in Norris, where her remains will be interred.

Friends will be received earlier that day in the parish hall at noon.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the St. Francis Church Memorial Fund.


SANFORD WEBSTER
SANFORD WEBSTER

Oct. 15, 2011

Sanford Webster, 84, Clinton, passed away Oct. 15, 2011, at his home with his wife by his side.

He was born Aug. 22, 1927, in the Blowing Springs community.

He was the only child of Joseph T. and Bertha Leach Webster, who precedes him in death.

He is also preceded by an infant son, Stephen Garrett Webster.

He owned and operated a welding shop on Old Lake City Hwy for many years. He worked in Anderson County and surrounding counties. He had a great love for his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, and it was shown through everything he did. His family knew him as a man of honor and his love for them and pride in his sons was very evident.

He is survived by: Loving wife of 64 years, Tillie Hoskins Webster; sons, Sandy Webster, Dennis and wife Jeanie Webster, Bill and wife Trilla Webster, Mike and wife Penny Webster, James and wife Marsha, all of Clinton; 14 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren.

The family wishes to extend a special thank you to Dr. Wendi May, Dr. Mary Misischia, Dr. Chasan, Dr. Sharma and Dr. Alan Rice.

Services honoring Sanford were at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton.

The family received friends from 6 – 8 p.m.

He was “placed in the earth” in the family cemetery to await the coming of his Lord and King, Jesus Christ, at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2011.

Holley-Gamble Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


RUTH LILLIAN SWEAT
RUTH LILLIAN SWEAT

Oct. 6, 2011

Ruth Lillian Sweat, 88, Clinton, passed away Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.

She was a member of The Church Of Jesus of Latter Day Saints.

Preceded in death by: Husband, William Howard Sweat; parents, Charlie and Mary Riggs Wright; brother, Hugh Wright.

Survivors: Daughters, Brenda Bain, Acworth, Ga., Regina Hudson, Knoxville; sons, Bill Sweat, Clinton, Mark Sweat, Oneida; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren

Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Clinch River Ward, 111 Executive Park Drive in Clinton.

Bro. Gene Carnes of the Bishopric presiding

Interment was at Bakers Forge Cemetery in LaFollette

Family received friends from 5 – 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Clinch River Ward, 111 Executive Park Dr. in Clinton

Arrangements by Cross-Smith Funeral Home, LaFollette.


JOYCE LYNN ROCKHOLD SMITH
JOYCE LYNN ROCKHOLD SMITH

Aug. 8, 2011

Joyce Lynn Rockhold Smith, 56, passed away peacefully in her sleep at her home in Milton, Vt., Aug 8, 2011.

She is survived by: Husband, David M. Smith of Maryland; parents, Doris Adkins and her father Benny Adkins, formerly of Caryville (Benny Adkins, special son of Thomas and Geneva Stokes); and sister, Janice Dubois of Marianna, Fla.

She is also survived by: In-laws, the Rev. P. Kingsley and Breezy Smith, Thomas Smith, Gwen and John Probst of Maryland, Kimberly and Ashton of Pennsylvania; and lots of nieces.

Joyce will be missed for many reasons, especially for her love of family, friends and animals.

A memorial gathering was held for Joyce in Marianna, Fla., and a fall memorial will be held in Maryland in October.


RAMOND MAX LAWSON
RAMOND MAX LAWSON

Oct. 10, 2011

Ramond Max Lawson, 82, passed away at 5:18 a.m. Oct. 10, 2011.

He was born Sept. 26, 1929, in Island Home.

He was a loving husband and father. He was a member of Providence Church, where he served as Trustee, Deacon and Music Director.

He was a Navy Veteran of the Korean conflict. He retired from Y-12 Plant in Oak Ridge and served on the Board of Directors at Y-12 Credit Union.

He will be greatly missed by family and friends.

He was preceded in death by: Parents, A.O. Sr., and Mary Sise Lawson; brother, Roland; sisters, Hannah and Helen; daughter, Sheri.

Survivors: Loving wife of 62 years, Bettie Joe (Heiskell); sons, Ray (Fiancée Debbie), Dan (Beth) Lawson; grandchildren, Chris (Shelly) and Emily; brothers, Floyd (Louise), Junior (Margaret) and Clarence; brothers-in-law, Dan (Mary Carolyn) and Jerry Heiskell; sisters-in-law, Peggy Mingle and Carolyn (Bill) Phillips; many nieces and nephews.

Receiving of friends was from 10 a.m. - noon Friday, Oct. 14, 2011, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton.

Funeral service was at noon with Pastor David Simpson officiating.

Graveside service followed at Zion Baptist Church cemetery in Claxton.

Fellowship was held at Providence Church in Claxton following the graveside service.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Ben Atchley State Veteran’s Home, Activities Dept., One Veterans Way, Knoxville, Tenn., 37931.

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


JACK P. WEST
JACK P. WEST

Oct. 9, 2011

Jack P. West, 78, Oliver Springs, passed away Sunday, Oct. 9, 2011, at North Knoxville Medical Center in Knoxville.

He was born Oct. 13, 1932, in Oneida.

He lived in Dayton, Ohio, for 16 years, however he lived most of his live in Lake City and Oliver Springs.

He worked as a brick mason in construction before his retirement. He was a member of Mineral Springs Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by: Wife, Joyce Ann West; parents, the Rev. Jim Henry West and Nannie Moore West; brothers, Jerry West, Bailey West; and sisters, Lillian Wile, R. Lelia Lehde, Virgie Morey, Odie Good, Nevda Blair Fox, Ardilla West.

He is survived by: Sons; Jack L. West and wife Karla of Oneida, Darrell West and Diane Cox of Oliver Springs and Eastil Ray West and Shenna Bilbrey of Lake City; grandchildren, Jason Russell, Michelle Bucima, Jacqueline Phillips, Joseph, Derrick, Dewayne, Daniel, D.J., and Donnie West, Susan Michelle Phillips and Brittney Nicole West; and 24 great-grandchildren.

He is also survived by: Brothers, Calvin, Howard ,Charles, Arthur and Jim West Jr.; sisters, Rebecca Montgomery, Willadean Damask, Lorraine Winton, Thelma Martin and Cassie Wilson; and by a host of nieces, nephews, extended family members and special friends.

The family received friends from 6 – 9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011, at Sharp Funeral Home.

The funeral was held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011, at Mineral Springs Baptist Church with pastor Terry Braden officiating.

Burial and graveside services followed at the Mineral Springs Cemetery.

Sharp Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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


AUDREY L. GULLEY
AUDREY L. GULLEY

Oct. 6, 2011

Audrey L. Gulley, 90, Clinton, went home to her Heavenly Father Oct. 6, 2011.

She was born March 13, 1921, in Anderson County and was a lifelong member of Clinton First Baptist Church.

She enjoyed all types of crafts, gardening, working with flowers and singing. She had a good sense of humor and was known for her gentleness. Later in life she learned to swim and spent several mornings with her friends at the community center. She also enjoyed shopping and having lunch out with her friends.

She was preceded in death by: Husband, Clifford Gulley; parents, Allen and Lula Hendren; brother and sister-in-law, Paul and Irene Hendren; sister and brother-in-law, Edith and James Kidwell; son-in-law, Dennis Lemonds; nephews, Jimmy Kidwell, Gary Kidwell, and Larry Hendren.

Survivors: Daughter, Betty Lemonds of Franklin County; grandson, Daniel Lemonds and fiancée Mandy Higgins of Franklin County; granddaughter, Stacey and husband Wesley Gamble of Franklin County; nephews, Robert and wife Shirley Hendren of Andersonville, Doug and wife Sharon Kidwell of Clinton; nieces, Janet Flora of Clinton, Janice and husband Von Evans of Clinton, Sue and husband Leigh Sinnamon of Deerfield, N.H., Rebecca East of Georgia.

Graveside service was at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011, at Sinking Springs Church cemetery in Clinton with the Rev. Steve Evans officiating.

Memorial book is available to sign at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton.

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


LEWIS K. ‘KENNY’ PHILLIPS
LEWIS K. ‘KENNY’ PHILLIPS

Oct. 7, 2011

Lewis K. “Kenny” Phillips, 83, Lake City, was gently called home Friday, Oct. 7, 2011, as his wife of 64 years, Christine Phillips, held his hand.

He was surrounded by family and dear friends while they “sung him home.”

He was a well-known, self-taught gospel singer and piano player who touched many lives with his God-given gift at churches and nursing homes in many surrounding counties as well as southeastern states.

He was born Aug. 5, 1928 in Draper, Harlan Co., Ky., to parents James Oscar Phillips (1894-1979) and Loma Coker-Phillips (1905-1992).

He spent his school years in LaFollette but his family moved to Oak Ridge in early 1940’s.

Too young to go to World War II, he was hired as a young boy to drive laundry trucks and local buses as Oak Ridge sprung up almost overnight. He built his career starting as a young boy literally helping build Oak Ridge from the ground up starting with construction of the streets, housing and the Atomic Energy plants, where he later became a master machinist for then Union Carbide during the Cold War years.

He lived in Lake City after marrying his “Christine” in 1947. He was a devoted Christian and faithful member of Main Street Baptist Church, Lake City, since 1948.

He was also a 50-year member of the Coal Creek Masonic Lodge #492, Lake City, as a Sublime Degree of Master Mason since 1961.

He enjoyed winters in Florida and road trips across the U. S. In addition to his church, he loved his family and long-time loyal friends who were considered family.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by: Brothers, Arthur Ozotzow “Zot” Phillips (1920-1990), Hugh L. Phillips (1925-1926); and sister, Georgette Phillips (1922-1923).

Survived by wife of 64 years, Margaret “Christine” Disney-Phillips of Lake City; daughters, Becky Phillips-Parker (Ron) of Cornelius, N.C., Rosetta Phillips-Peeples (Dave) of Jacksonville, Fla.; sisters, Theda Phillips, Greene Valley Development Center, Greeneville, and Gladys Phillips-Reed, Knoxville; grandchildren, Christy Cupp-Ward (Brian) of Nampa, Idaho, and Alec Cupp (Heather) of Oak Ridge; great-grandchildren, Tyler, Grace, Jenny, Jonathan, Sarah and newborn Daniel Richard Ward (b: 10/6/2011) of Nampa, Idaho; and great-granddaughter, Rylee Cupp of Oak Ridge.

He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Special thanks to caretakers at Summit View Rehab/Physical Therapy Facility in Lake City; Mercy Home Hospice Nurses and Residential Hospice facility in Knoxville; and the home health nurses of Professional Case Management for not only your professionalism but compassion.

Funeral services will took place at Main Street Baptist Church, Lake City, on Monday, Oct. 10, 2011, with visitation from 5 – 8 p.m. followed by a celebration of Kenny’s life at 8 p.m.

Pastor Wayne Phillips officiated.

Pall bearers: Alec Cupp, Brian Ward, Dave Peeples, John Watson, Bobby Leach and Eddie Coker.

Family and friends were invited to join the family for internment at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011, at Woodhaven Memorial Gardens, Claxton.

In lieu of flowers, the family wishes donations made to Main Street Baptist Church Building Fund, P. O. Box 405, Lake City, Tenn., 37769.

Hatmaker Funeral Home, 503 S. Main St., Lake City, Tenn., 37769 (Ph. # 865-426-2158) serviced the Phillips family.


SCOTTIE LEE PRIDE
SCOTTIE LEE PRIDE

Oct. 8, 2011

Scottie Lee Pride, 36, Harriman, passed away Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011 at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.

He was born March 22, 1975, in Oak Ridge. He was a lifelong resident of this area.

He was employed in construction as a builder before his illness and he attended the Grave Hill Baptist Church. He enjoyed fishing and spending time with family.

He was preceded in death by: Father, William Amos Pride Jr.; step-father, Charles “Chuck” Whicker; grandparents, William Amos Pride, Koran Lee Kennedy and Marie Kennedy.

He is survived by: Mother, Evelyn Kennedy Pride Whicker of Harriman; daughter, Aliyah Shea of Harriman; brothers, Raymond Pride and wife Wendy of Oakdale and Trent Whicker of Harriman; grandmother, Betty Pride of Oliver Springs.

He is also survived by: Niece, Jessica Pride; nephews, Jonathan and James Pride; by a host of cousins, by aunts, uncles, extended family members and special friends.

The family received friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011, at Sharp Funeral Home.

The funeral followed at 8 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Sam White officiating. Burial and graveside services were held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011, at Indian Creek Cemetery.

Sharp Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

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


HAZEL ELLIOTT
HAZEL ELLIOTT

Oct. 8, 2011

Hazel Elliott, 65, Lake City, went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011, after a courageous and, ultimately, victorious battle over cancer.

She never gave up her faith and now is reaping her reward in Heaven.

She retired from the Anderson County School System, having worked in the Federal Projects Office for more than 30 years. She was a gifted seamtress and enjoyed crafts and designing all types of floral arrangements. She also enjoyed traveling and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren, Copper and Rileigh.

She was a member of the Clear Branch Baptist Church in Lake City and enjoyed going to church and the fellowship with the other members. She was a member of the Eastern Star, Coal Creek Chapter #226, with 25-plus years and past worthy matron.

She was preceded in death by: Parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lee Crawford; brothers, Luther and Cleve Crawford; father-in-law, Christy Elliott; and brother-in-law, Ralph Wormsley.

She is survived by: Husband of 45 years, Chris Elliott of Lake City; daughters, Leigh Anne Maye and husband Chris of Jacksonville, Ala., Crissy Jill Wilson and husband John of Lake City; and her beloved grandchildren, Cooper and Rileigh Maye of Jacksonville, Ala.

She is also survived by: Brother, Jerry Crawford of Clinton; sisters, Edna Taylor, Rene Foust, both of Clinton, and Kathy Guyton of Lake City; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Ken and Pat Shrull of Lake City; many nieces, nephews, great-nephews, and a host of friends.

Visitation was from 6 – 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 10, 2011, at Hatmaker Funeral Home in Lake City with the funeral following at 8 p.m. with the Rev. Randy Norton officiating.

Interment was at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011 ,at Leach Cemetery on New Clear Branch Road in Lake City.

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

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


ROY EDGAR ‘RED’ THACKER
ROY EDGAR ‘RED’ THACKER

Oct. 11, 2011

Roy Edgar “Red” Thacker, 77, Oliver Springs, and a former resident of the Elverton Community in Roane County, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011, at Park West Medical Center in Knoxville.

He was born Nov. 11, 1933, in Roane County.

He was a lifelong resident of this area.

He was a member of the Elverton Baptist Church and before his retirement he was employed as a automobile mechanic and he previously worked as a Harriman police officer.

He was preceded in death by: Wife, Beulah Farr Thacker; parents, Jesse J. Thacker and Sarah Addie Gilmore Thacker; sons, James Edgar Thacker and Gary Lee Huckaby; brother, Raymond Thacker; grandson, Dalton Johnson; and nephew, Jamie Thacker.

He is survived by: Daughters, Angela Johnson and husband Richard of Oliver Springs and Betty Ann Daniels of Kingston; grandchildren, John Thacker and fianc’ee Jacque Lockett of Knoxville, Cassie Brown and husband Carl of Oak Ridge and Cala Lefevers and husband Ben of Harriman; and great-grandchildren, Corben Lefevers and Masen Brown.

He is also survived by: Brothers, Wayne Thacker and wife Judy of Harriman, Bill Thacker of Tullahoma and Wendell Thacker of White Pine; sister, Irene Morgan of Oak Ridge; sister-in-law, Lois Thacker of Harriman; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, great-nieces and nephews; and special friends including, Rusty Watson, Trish Griffith and daughters, Sherrie Kinney, Johnny McGhee and Sean Tritt.

The family received friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011, at Sharp Funeral Home.

The funeral followed at 8 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Garvan Walls officiating.

Burial and graveside services were held at noon Friday, Oct. 14, 2011, at Elverton Cemetery.

The family expresses their gratitude to all who helped care for Mr. Thacker during his illness including private sitters, Quality Home Health and the staff at Park West Medical Center.

Sharp Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

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


ROSA LEE VOWELL
ROSA LEE VOWELL

Oct. 9, 2011

Rosa Lee Vowell, 85, Clinton, went to be with her Heavenly Father Oct. 9, 2011.

She was born March 22, 1926, in Anderson County and was a member of Clinton Second Baptist Church.

She enjoyed quilting, especially baby quilts, and was known for her wonderful cooking including pies and cupcakes. She loved working in her church, spending time with her church family and spending time with her nieces and nephews. She will be greatly missed by all that knew her.

Preceded in death by: First husband, William Burch; second husband, Carl E. Vowell; parents, William and Hattie Guy; step-sons, Michael and Larry Vowell; sisters, Mildred L. Dozier, Jennie Mae Long, Mary J Williams, Alma (Billie) Duncan; sister-in-law, Lona Guy.

Survivors: Brother, James Guy; step-daughter, Clarence and Donna Pearson; step-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.

The family received friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 10, 2011, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton.

Funeral service followed at 8 p.m. with the Rev. Mike Thompson officiating.

Graveside service was at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011, at Sunset Cemetery in Clinton.

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


ELIZABETH MARSHALL
ELIZABETH MARSHALL

Oct. 12, 2011

Elizabeth Marshall, 66, Clinton, passed away Oct. 12, 2011, at her home.

She was a very active member of First Baptist Church of Clinton. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren, who were her pride and enjoy.

Preceded in death by: Parents, Charles and Lucile Taylor.

Survivors: Husband of 15 years, Tom Marshall; daughters, Robyn Boatman Singleton, Ginger Boatman Page and husband Scott; brother, Danny Taylor and wife Sara Lee; grandchildren, Dalton Boatman, Taylor Singleton, Zachary and Eric Page; special friends, Carolyn and Steve Page, JoAnn and Les Swann, Gary and Pam Bowers and Sarah Reasor; a host of family and friends.

The family will receive friends from 5 – 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 17 at First Baptist Church of Clinton in the Family Life Center.

A Celebration of Life will follow at 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to First Baptist Church, Family Life Center/ Christian Service Center, P.O. Box 268, Clinton, Tenn., 37717.

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



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