Oct. 30, 2011

Walter Crabtree, 77, Clinton, a man of the Christian faith, went to be with the Lord early Sunday, Oct. 30, 2011, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.

He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He enjoyed spending time with his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

He was a veteran of the United States Army and served in the Cold War.

He was preceded in death by: Parents, William and Mae Crabtree; brother, Lloyd Crabtree, sisters, Clara Taylor and Kathy Viola Gore.

Survivors: Wife, Betty Crabtree of Clinton; son, Michael Crabtree of Harriman; daughters, Kathi Osborne and husband Duke of Suwannee, Ga., Lesa Chatmon and husband Jason of Soddy Daisy; brothers, William T. Crabtree and wife Reba of Wartburg, Marion Crabtree and wife Lucky of Cadiz, Ky. grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Alan (AJ) Bostley and wife Randi and their children, Riley and Mason, Josh Crabtree and wife Kelly and their children, Jake and Kielie, Shiree Bostley, Taylor Hughes, Shelbi Osborne, Jayden Chatmon and Madison Chatmon

He also leaves behind a host of other relatives and friends.

His family received his friends from noon – 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011, with his funeral service following at 1 p.m. in the chapel of Jones Mortuary with the Rev. Larry Potter officiating.

His interment followed his funeral service at Oak Ridge Memorial Park in Oak Ridge with full military honors at the graveside.

Jones Mortuary in Clinton was in charge of all arrangements.

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


Oct. 29, 2011

Roy Kent Sharp, 74, Lake City, went home to be with the Lord Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011, at his residence.

He was born June 20, 1937, in Anderson County to the late Walter Lee and Cora Hawkins Sharp.

He was a member of Fratersville Baptist Church and loved going to church. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, restoring old shotguns, shooting matches, and his heart was with the little kids.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by: Brothers, Junior Sharp, Buford Sharp, and Toga Sharp; sisters, Anna Lou Bray, Evelyn Austin, and Margaret Davis.

Survivors: Wife of 35 years, Joyce Wilson Sharp of Lake City; daughter, Renee Karn and husband Melvin of Norman, Okla. grandsons, Jeremy Karn and wife Angie of Norman, Okla., Jared Karn of Norman, Okla.; brothers, Verlin Sharp and wife Bonnie of Lake City, Richard Sharp and wife Faye of Lake City; several nieces and nephews and host of other relatives and friends.

Visitation was held from 6 – 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2011, at Hatmaker Funeral Home in Lake City.

Funeral service was at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2011, in the Hatmaker Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jeryl Barnette officiating.

Family and friends met at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011, at the funeral home to go in procession to Leach Cemetery in Lake City for an 11 a.m. interment.

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

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


Nov. 1, 2011

Margaret Sweeten Thomas, 82, a resident of Harriman, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2011, at Park West Medical Center in Knoxville.

She was born Sept. 5, 1929, in Marshall, N.C.

She moved to Oliver Springs in early childhood. She continued to live in Oliver Springs, graduating from the Oliver Springs High School and later moving to Detroit, Mich. She lived in Michigan for 40 years and following her retirement as a office manager she moved back to Tennessee in 1995.

She was preceded in death by: Parents, Walter and Marie Evelyn Deniston Sweeten; son, Walter Michael Thomas; sisters, Edna Beaty and Eula Jackson; and brother, Charles Sweeten.

She is survived by: Husband, Albert Wade Thomas Sr. of Harriman; son, Albert Wade Thomas Jr. and wife Ann of Knoxville; daughters, Mary Olson of Redford, Mich., Deborah Harris and husband Ray of Southfield, Mich., and Katherine Dunne and husband Michael of Warren, Mich.; grandchildren, Megan Bedoun, David Thomas, Amy Bourgeois, Michael Thomas, Ronald Olson, Shauna Harris, Kristina Harris, Jimmy Schutter, Tiffany Krzeczkowski, Kristen Morgentern and Kayla Waugh; and eight great grandchildren.

She is also survived by: Sisters, Doris Daugherty of Oliver Springs, Betty Jackson of Coalfield, Shirley West of Oliver Springs and Gaynell Weaver and husband Richard of Nashville; brothers, John Sweeten and wife Betty of Clinton, Frank Sweeten and wife Rebecca of Oliver Springs and Robert Sweeten and wife Gloria of Deer Lodge; and by a host of nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends.

The family received friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4, 2011, at Sharp Funeral Home.

The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011, in the Sharp Funeral Home chapel with Pastor Roger Britton officiating.

Burial and graveside services will follow at Anderson Memorial Gardens.

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


Oct. 28, 2011

Payson Faith Smith, 16 days, twin sister of Rayleigh Grace Smith and infant daughter of Daniel and Velissa Smith of Oak Ridge went to be with Jesus Friday, Oct. 28, 2011, from the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville.

Preceded in death by: Twin big sister, Rayleigh Grace Smith; great-grandfather, Ed McGhee; great-great-grandmother, Emma McGhee.

Survivors: Parents, Daniel and Velissa Smith of Oak Ridge; grandparents, Stanley and Missy Smith of Oak Ridge, David and Edwina Ogg of Jacksboro; great-grandparents, Donnie and Charlene Jones of Oliver Springs, Joyce McGhee of Jacksboro, Brenda Wilson of Jacksboro; aunts, Ashley Smith of Oak Ridge, Amber Ogg of Jacksboro.

The parents wish to thank the doctors, nurses and staff of the NIC Unit at University of Tennesee Medical Center for all the prayers and special care shown to their precious twins, Rayleigh Grace and Payson Faith.

The kindness will never be forgotten.

Payson Faith was laid to rest 2 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011, at Willoughby Cemetery in Jacksboro with the Rev. Lee Hickman officiating.

Family and friends may sign Payson’s register book online at Frakerfuneralhome.net or stop by funeral home at their convenience.

Fraker Funeral Home of Kingston is in charge of all the arrangements.


Oct. 31, 2011

Carl Dew, 95, Lake City, passed away Monday, Oct. 31, 2011.

He was born Aug. 5, 1916, in Coal Creek.

He was the son of the late Charles Wallace Dew and Lee Parks Dew.

He is survived by: Wife of 67 years, Eleanor Marie Cooper Dew, and their three children, Carolyn Dew Pearre and husband Courtney Pearre of Nashville, David Carl Dew and wife Rebecka Dew of Lake City, and Edward Charles Dew of New York, N.Y.; four grandchildren, Adrienne Pearre Knestrick and husband Bob Knestrick, and Lee Pearre Patnaik and husband Raj Patnaik of Nashville, Matthew Dew, and Jessica Dew Thompson and husband Kasey Thompson of Knoxville; and five great-grandchildren, Cooper Knestrick, Cole Knestrick, Reed Patnaik and Anna Neil Patnaik of Nashville, and Hadley Marie Thompson of Knoxville.

He was preceded in death by: Brothers, Edward Dew and Franklin M. Dew; and sisters, Anna B. Snelson, Geneva Turnbill, and Charlene Dew.

A 1941 graduate of the Louisville College of Pharmacy (University of Kentucky), he served with the U.S. Navy in the South Pacific during World War II. He was the owner/pharmacist of Corner Drug Store in Lake City and was involved in numerous professional, community, business, and church activities during his lifetime.

He received the national pharmacy Bowl of Hygeia Award in 1963 for community service and was named Tennessee Pharmacist of the year in 1979. He was president of the Tennessee Pharmacists Association in 1973 and served as chairman of the professional relations for the National Association of Retail Druggists.

In 2007, Senator Randy McNally, a fellow pharmacist, recognized Carl on the floor of the Tennessee Senate with a joint resolution to honor and congratulate him on his many years of service as an outstanding pharmacist.

He served two terms on the City Council in Lake City and was Scout Master of Boy Scout Troop 122 for eight years; he was a past president and 50-year member of the Lake City Lions Club and a 50-year member of Coal Creek Masonic Lodge 492 and the Scottish Rite.

The oldest member of First Baptist Church of Lake City, he was a Sunday school teacher for 40 years. In 1995 he received the Mayor’s Award in recognition of his civic and business leadership in Lake City and in 2009 was inducted into the Anderson County Hall of Fame receiving the award for Lifetime Achievement.

In addition to the family drug store, now managed by his son David, travel and gardening were keen interests for Carl. He and Eleanor traveled extensively, visiting countries on five continents. In their motor home they drove across the United States several times. The Savage Garden Wildflower area near Lake City has been a family project since the 1960’s.

Memorial donations may be made to:

First Baptist Church of Lake City, P.O. Box 126, Lake City, Tenn., 37769, or Boys & Girls Club of North Anderson County, P.O. Box 537, Lake City, Tenn., 37769.

The family wishes to thank the staff of Morning Pointe Assisted Living Center in Clinton for their care of Carl and Eleanor during these past few years.

Visitation will be from noon – 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011, at First Baptist Church of Lake City with the funeral to follow at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Mike Jones officiating.

Interment will follow funeral at Leach Cemetery in Lake City.

You may view Carl’s guestbook at www.hatmakerfuneralhome.com

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


Oct. 30, 2011

Rosemary M. Winegar was surrounded by her loved ones on Sunday, Oct. 30, 2011, when she peacefully entered the Kingdom of Heaven to be with her Lord and Savior.

She was born in Erie, Penn., April 29, 1925.

Prior to moving to Clinton in 1989, she resided in Waukegan, Ill. For more than 50 years she was an exceptional and dedicated bookkeeper -no task was too big or too small. Upon retiring, she volunteered for many local organizations.

Among the many things she enjoyed were reading her Bible and Kindle, and crocheting scarves for her many friends. In years past, she found much pleasure in spending time with her pets and also bird-watching, square dancing and traveling.

She loved God with all her heart. Her strong Christian faith guided her life and brought her much strength and perseverance as well as peace and comfort. Her love and concern for others was paramount and unparalleled. The inspiration and encouragement she offered touched the hearts of many and her cheerful and contagious smile was certain to brighten everyone’s day, making her beloved by all.

Her final wish for her dear friends and caregivers was one of sincere gratitude for their friendships, love, care, visits and prayers. She also wished for all the best life has to offer and that you “live, laugh and love.”

To carry on her legacy of love, she leaves her two daughters, Cindi Gawne and husband Ken, who reside in Andersonville, and Laurie Koval and husband Bill, who live in Waukegan, Ill.

The family received friends from 5 – 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2011, at Highland View Church of Christ, with the memorial service following.

Memorial donations may be made to Highland View Church of Christ, 138 Providence Rd, Oak Ridge, Tenn., 37830, Best Friends Animal Society, 5001

Angel Canyon Rd. Kanab, UT, 84741 or Heifer International, PO Box 8058, Little Rock, AR, 72203-8058.


Nov. 1, 2011

Vondal Sayne Clowers, 84, Oliver Springs, passed away Tuesday, November 1, 2011, at the Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.

She was born May 2, 1927, in Cocke County.

She moved to Knoxville at the age of seven and onto Oliver Springs in 1976.

Before her retirement she was employed at the Baptist Hospital in Knoxville and the Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge for more than 25 years.

She was a member of the Tipton Station Church of Christ in Knoxville.

She was preceded in death by: Parents, Sherman Ball and Polly Ann Gunter Ball; husbands, Eugene Sayne and Eugene Clowers; son, Raymond Sayne; great-grandson, Ashton Yarborough; and son-in-law, Carroll Essary.

She is survived by: Long time companion, Oscar V. Cox of Oliver Springs; sons, Alvin Sayne and wife Marcia of North Pole, Alaska, Joe Sayne and wife Bobbie of Knoxville and Richard Sayne and Kim of Knoxville; daughter, Patricia Essary Britton of Mascot; grandchildren, Jason Sayne, Chris and Kevin Essary, Amanda McManus, Michelle Yarborough and Andrew Sayne; seven great-great-grandchildren; and a former daughter-in-law, Louise Finley of Knoxville.

She is also survived by special friends, Mattie Lou Lee and Vivian Shimmerhorn of Oliver Springs and Tyke and Tammy Emch of Clinton.

The family received friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011, at Sharp Funeral Home.

The funeral followed at 8 p.m. with Dr. Byron Chambers officiating.

Burial and graveside services were held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011, at Tipton Station Church of Christ Cemetery in Knoxville.

Sharp Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangement.

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

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