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KENNETH DWANE WISE
KENNETH DWANE WISE

Aug. 30, 2011

Kenneth Dwane Wise, 66, Clinton, passed away Aug. 30, 2011.

He was a member of Second Baptist Church of Clinton.

Before his illness, he enjoyed hunting and fishing.

He was preceded in death by his father, Elbert Wise.

Survivors: Mother, Myrtle Wise of Clinton; wife, Betty Wise of Clinton; daughters, Pamela and husband Tony Sexton of Heiskell, Lisa Carroll of Clinton; grandsons, Dalton Sexton of Heiskell, Austin and Colby Carroll of Clinton; former son-in-law, David Carroll Jr. of Clinton; special cousins, Edna Farmer, David Farmer, Danny Farmer and Dylan Farmer, all of Clinton; close family friends, Ian “E” Graves, Mathew “Mikey” Floyd, Joe Braden, Tyler “Big Boy” Odom.

A special thanks to Dr. Wendy May of Clinton for her outstanding care.

The family received friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2, 2011, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton.

Funeral will be at noon Saturday in the chapel of Holley-Gamble Funeral Home with Pastor Marty Stooksbury officiating.

Graveside services will follow at Oak Ridge Memorial Park.

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

www.holleygamblefh.com.


JAMES EDWARD VIOLET
JAMES EDWARD VIOLET

Aug. 10, 2011

James Edward Violet, 67, Lake City, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2011, at his residence.

He was born Dec. 8, 1943, in Anderson County to Frank and Alma Turnbill Violet.

He was a member of the Island Ford Baptist Church. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Frank Violet.

Survivors: Mother, Alma Violet of Lake City; wife, Regina Violet of Lake City; son, Casey Collins and Wife Laura of Lake City; brother, Earnest Violet of Lake City; a host of other relatives and friends.

Visitation was from 1 – 1:45 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, 2011, at Hatmaker Funeral Home in Lake City.

Graveside service was at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, 2011, at the Norris Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Calvin Braden officiating.

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

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


REV. ARCHIE NELSON
REV. ARCHIE NELSON

Aug. 28, 2011

Rev. Archie Nelson, 80, Clinton, passed away at his residence Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011.

He was a member and Associate Pastor of Batley Baptist Church and former Pastor of Riverview Baptist Church in Scott County, Indian Gap, Batley Baptist, New Mountain View and Cedar Bluff in Knox County.

He was an U.S. Army Veteran and served during the Korean Conflict. He was a retired carpenter with membership in Local #50 in Knoxville.

Preceded in death by: Parents, Lawrence and Harriet May Nelson; son, James Patrick (Pat) Nelson; grandson, Jeff Nelson; brothers, Virgil Cleo and Edward Henson Nelson.

Survivors: Wife of 59 years, Ruby Fox Nelson; sons, Michael and wife Aileen Nelson, Paul (Figit) Nelson; daughter-in-law, Joyce Nelson; brothers, Everette (Quack) and wife Jennie Nelson, Estel and wife Bobbie Jo Nelson, J.D. and wife Wanda Nelson; grandchildren, Beverly and husband Jamey Roberts, Pamela (Toby) Nelson, Whitney Nelson, Cameron and Dakota Nelson; great-grandchildren, McKenzie, Sarah, Chesney, Tyler and Kamdin; great-great-grandchild, James Wesley.

The family received friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 29, 2011, at Batley Baptist Church in Clinton.

Funeral service followed at 8 p.m. with the Rev. Luke Kidwell and the Rev. Jimmy Davidson officiating.

Interment was at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2011, at Farmers Grove Church Cemetery.

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

www.holleygamblefh.com


JOSEPH DAVID HAYNES
JOSEPH DAVID HAYNES

Aug. 31, 2011

Joseph David Haynes, 69, Clinton, passed away Aug. 31, 2011, at his residence.

He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends and everyone enjoyed spending time with him. He loved life and made it an adventure for all who knew him.

Fishing, boating and hunting were among some of his many hobbies.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Bill and Maude Haynes.

Survivors: Daughter, Joy Haynes; brother, Chuck and wife Lynda Haynes; sisters, Shirley and husband Hugh Beeson, Diane and husband Jim Tidwell; grandchildren, Brittany, Chelsea, Taylor and Brady; special friends, Jennifer George and Donna Moody; a host of family and friends.

The family received friends from 5 – 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2, 2011, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton.

Funeral service followed at 7 p.m. with Chaplain Tom Rayford officiating.

Interment will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 3, 2011, at Anderson Memorial Gardens in Clinton.

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


PERRY JACKSON ‘JACK’ DAVIS
PERRY JACKSON ‘JACK’ DAVIS

Aug. 25, 2011

Perry Jackson “Jack” Davis, 72, Clinton, passed away Thursday, Aug. 25, 2011, at his home.

He was born Feb. 21, 1939, in Fayetteville, W. Va.

He moved to Oliver Springs in his early childhood.

He was a retired roofer, carpenter and builder. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather and a member of the Valley View Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by: Son, Anthony Kim Davis; parents, Charles and Louise Echols Davis; sister, Glenda Faye Davis; and brothers, Clifford, Kenny, Dale, Ronnie and Harold Davis.

He is survived by: Wife of 50 years, Phyllis Long Davis; daughters, Anneida Cox and husband Stanley of Oliver Springs, Missy Bivens and husband Terry of Clinton; sons, Jack Allen Davis and wife Denise of Oliver Springs, and Perry Davis and wife Theresa of Oliver Springs; grandchildren, Brittiany Cox, Kimberly Purser and husband John, Kristen Cox, Matt and Brandy Davis, Ashley Sartin and husband Paul, Krishna McGee, Boone, Brook and Drew Davis; and five great-grandchildren.

He is also survived by: Sisters, Joann Lampkin and husband Howard of Knoxville, and Judy Hypes and husband Howard of West Virginia; brothers, Carl Ray Davis and wife Mary of Kingston, Dennis Davis and wife Patty, Wayne Davis, Mitchell Davis and wife Elaine and Alfred Davis, all of Clinton; and by a host of special friends, nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family members.

The family received friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011, at Sharp Funeral Home.

The funeral followed at 8 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Steve Seiber officiating.

Burial and graveside services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, August 29, 2011, at Long Cemetery.

Sharp Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

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


GARY COWARD
GARY COWARD

Aug. 27, 2011

Gary Coward, 60, Clinton, passed away Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011, at his residence in Clinton.

He was a loving husband, a friend to all who knew him and loved to play bluegrass gospel and going to church. He was a member at Mt. Harmony Baptist Church in Heiskell.

He was preceded in death by: Father, Edward Coward; brother, Phillip Coward.

Survivors: Mother, Delores Petty and stepfather Mack of Clinton; wife, Sandra Coward of Clinton; son, Gary Coward Jr. of Anderson County; daughters, Heather Carter and Casey of Murfreesboro, Amy Warrick and Dennis of Symrna, Dawn Coward and Brett of Union County, Jennifer Collins and Calvin of Knoxville, Marcia Lambert; brothers, Charles Coward and Rhonda of Claxton, Dennis Coward of Claxton.

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

His family received his friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 29, 2011, in the chapel of Jones Mortuary. He did lie in state one hour prior to his funeral service, which was at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2011, at Mt. Harmony Baptist Church on Raccoon Valley Rd. with the Rev. Michael Parsley, the Rev. Earl Mayes and the Rev. Gary Day officiating.

His interment followed at Spring Hill Baptist Church Cemetery on Mehaffey Road.

Jones Mortuary LLC in Clinton was in charge of all arrangements.

An online guestbook is available at www.jonesmortuaryllc.com


NORA HYLTON CHURCH
NORA HYLTON CHURCH

Aug. 31, 2011

Nora Hylton Church, 104, Knoxville, went home to be with the Lord, Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011, at the home of her daughter, Shirley Sutton.

She was born May 7, 1907 in White Wood, Va.

The Church family moved to Oliver Springs in 1950 when Pastor Clyde W. Church became the Pastor of Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church. Following his pastoral ship at Mt. Pisgah, the family moved to Concord, N.C.

The family returned to Oliver Springs in the early 1970’s where Mrs. Church continued to live.

She was an elegant southern lady who enjoyed the fellowship of family and friends. She was a homemaker, a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother.

She was a member of the Kellytown Baptist Church, a faithful Christian who read her Bible daily and continued her Christian walk with a unwavering faith throughout life.

In addition to family and reading, she also enjoyed quilting, canning and watching he Lady Vols.

She received the nomination of “Roane Treasure” in 2009, for her significant contribution to Roane County for her charitable contributions to both public and private organizations. She was also a “Centenarian Project Participant,” awarded by the Social Security Administration in 2010 as a token of commitment to lifestyle and health.

In addition to her late husband, Pastor Clyde W. Church, she was also preceded in death by: Parents, Charlie and Catherine Nipper Hylton; daughter, Margaret Imojean Church; sons, Clyde Churc, Jr., Frank Church, Douglas Church and Lowell Church, and grandson, Donnie Church.

She is survived by: Sons, Hargus Church of Oliver Springs, Eugene Church and wife Lynda of Panama City, Fla., Daniel Wilbur Church and wife Debbie of Johnsburg, Penn., and Jerry Church and wife Doris of Kannapolis, N.C.; daughters, Loretta Melton of Chattanooga, Shirley Sutton and husband Alfred of Knoxville, Carol Marsh and husband Ed of Leesburg, Fla., Ruth “Tweetie” Bokhoven and husband Arnold of Charlotte, N.C., and Sue Lefler and husband Carl of Concord, N.C.

She is also survived by 26 grandchildren, 60 great-grandchildren and 30 great-great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from noon – 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3, 2011, at Sharp Funeral Home.

The funeral will follow at 1:30 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Mack Smith officiating.

Burial and graveside services will follow at Oak Ridge Memorial Park.

The family expressed a heartfelt gratitude to all who have extended care to Mrs. Church during her illness.

Sharp Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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


HELEN BELLE DUNKIN BURRESS
HELEN BELLE DUNKIN BURRESS

Aug. 29, 2011

Helen Belle Dunkin Burress, 93, Clinton, entered the next world, Monday, Aug. 29, 2011.

A member of Second Baptist Church, Clinton, for more than 50 years, she enjoyed teaching Sunday school.

She worked for several years for Magnet Mills, but was primarily a homemaker and caregiver, devoting 22 years to her bedridden mother. She was proud of being descended from one of the first families to settle Dutch Valley, Anderson County. An avid genealogist for decades, she corresponded with people across the country.

Preceded in death by: Husband of 64 years, Sam Hall Burress; parents, Martin M. and Annabel Farmer Dunkin.

Survivors include: Son, Ernie (Annie) Burress, Clinton; granddaughter, Jessica Burress (Edward Morris), Lexington, Ky.; numerous family and friends in Dutch Valley.

The family wishes to thank Summit View Healthcare Center, especially Social Worker Becky Rodd and nursing staff: Jamie, Donna, Michelle, and Pam and Ameidsys Hospice.

The family received friends from 6 – 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home, Clinton, with eulogy following in the chapel, the Rev. Jake Morrill officiating.

Family and friends met at 11 a.m. Friday Sept. 2, 2011, at Dutch Valley United Methodist Church Cemetery for interment, followed by pot luck lunch.

Memorials may be made to the church cemetery fund, c/o Dianne Hackworth, 2832 Dutch Valley Rd., Clinton, TN 37716.

Holley-Gamble Funeral Home of Clinton is in charge of arrangements.

www.holleygamblefh.com


BROWN FAMILY
STEPHANIE BROWN, GAGE BROWN, JACKSON BROWN, GRAYSON BROWN

Aug. 30, 2011

Stephanie Brown, Gage Brown,

Stephanie Nicole Brown, 31, Gage Brown, 9, Jackson Brown, 7, and Grayson Brown, 8 months, went home to be with the Lord, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2011, following an automobile accident.

Stephanie was a homemaker and mother, Gage and Jackson were students, and Grayson an infant, were survived by Joshua Brown, the husband of Stephanie and father of the three sons.

Stephanie was preceded in death by her father, Roy Vincent Marlow Jr., who was also the grandfather of the children.

Stephanie is survived by her mother and the grandmother to the children, Sandy Johnson and husband Ricky of Oliver Springs, by her grandmother and the great-grandmother of the children, Betty Cagley of Oliver Springs. Also surviving are the grandparents of the children and in-laws to Stephanie, Vincent and Sandy Brown of Oliver Springs; aunts, uncles, cousins, extended family members and other relatives.

All services will be private and Sharp Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.


ROBERT EARL BARTLEY
ROBERT EARL BARTLEY

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.


JAMES MANLEY
JAMES MANLEY

Aug. 14, 2011

James Manley, 83, Clinton, passed away Sunday, Aug. 14, 2011, at his residence.

He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather.

He was better known as “Arizona.” He enjoyed fishing, camping, and loved to make people laugh.

He was a member at Mt. Olive Baptist Church. He was also a veteran of the U.S. Army.

He was preceded in death by: Parents, James and Stella Manley; brothers Gene and Buddy Manley; sisters, Ella Mae Braden and Tina Gillingham; and mother and father-in-law Ruth and Ernest Foust.

Survivors: Wife, Margaret Manley of Clinton; sons, Gary Wayne Manley and Donna of Clinton, James Michael Manley and Rhonda of Clinton; daughters, Brenda Hollamon of Arizona, Kay and Gordon Price of Andersonville, Kim and Waylon Gentry of Arizona, Jennifer and Damon Broadnax of Arizona; sister, Patricia Parotti of Illinois; 12 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; a host of other relatives and friends.

His family received his friends from 6 – 8 p.m., with his funeral service following at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011, in the chapel of Jones Mortuary with Pastor Clayton Duncan officiating.

His interment was at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 18, 2011, at Tennessee Veterans Cemetery in Knoxville with full military honors.

Jones Mortuary LLC in Clinton was in charge of all arrangements.

An online guestbook is available at www.jonesmortuaryllc.com


JACKIE LEWIS ‘JACK’ MELTON
JACKIE LEWIS ‘JACK’ MELTON

Aug. 12, 2011

Jackie Lewis “Jack” Melton, 72, Oliver Springs, passed away Friday, August 12, 2011, at his home.

He was born Oct. 5, 1938, in Woodbury, Tenn.

He and his family moved to Oliver Springs in 1946.

He served his country in the United States Army. Before his retirement he was employed as a heavy equipment operator working in the coal industry.

He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather and a member of the Oliver Springs Church of Christ.

He was preceded in death by: Parents, Edd Melton and Bobbie Cleo West Melton; in-laws, Buck and Daisy Wright; brother, Sam Melton; brother-in-law, Frank Turpin; and great-granddaughter, Lilly Rust.

He is survived by: Wife of 54 years, Patsy Wright Melton; sons, Greg and Tim Melton of Oliver Springs; daughters, Lisa Melton Lewellyn and husband Jeff of Oak Ridge, and Debbie Melton of Harriman; grandchildren, Suzanne Booher and husband Chris, Amanda Rust and husband Josh, Joshua Lewellyn and wife Jessica; great-grandchildren, Austin Winnall, Cadence Booher, Gloria and Jacob Rust, Aiden Lewellyn, Savanah Booher.

He is also survived by: Sister, Bessie Jo Turpin of Oliver Springs; brother, Edd Melton Jr. and wife Dorothy of Killeen, Texas; sister-in-law, Wilma Melton of Tullahoma; and by several nieces, nephews, special friends and extended family members.

The family received friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 15, 2011, at Sharp Funeral Home.

The funeral service followed at 8 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Brother Edd Melton Jr. officiating.

Burial and graveside services with full military honors were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2011, at New Fairview Cemetery.

Sharp Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

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


JACKIE LEWIS ‘JACK’ MELTON
JACKIE LEWIS ‘JACK’ MELTON

Aug. 12, 2011

Jackie Lewis “Jack” Melton, 72, Oliver Springs, passed away Friday, August 12, 2011, at his home.

He was born Oct. 5, 1938, in Woodbury, Tenn.

He and his family moved to Oliver Springs in 1946.

He served his country in the United States Army. Before his retirement he was employed as a heavy equipment operator working in the coal industry.

He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather and a member of the Oliver Springs Church of Christ.

He was preceded in death by: Parents, Edd Melton and Bobbie Cleo West Melton; in-laws, Buck and Daisy Wright; brother, Sam Melton; brother-in-law, Frank Turpin; and great-granddaughter, Lilly Rust.

He is survived by: Wife of 54 years, Patsy Wright Melton; sons, Greg and Tim Melton of Oliver Springs; daughters, Lisa Melton Lewellyn and husband Jeff of Oak Ridge, and Debbie Melton of Harriman; grandchildren, Suzanne Booher and husband Chris, Amanda Rust and husband Josh, Joshua Lewellyn and wife Jessica; great-grandchildren, Austin Winnall, Cadence Booher, Gloria and Jacob Rust, Aiden Lewellyn, Savanah Booher.

He is also survived by: Sister, Bessie Jo Turpin of Oliver Springs; brother, Edd Melton Jr. and wife Dorothy of Killeen, Texas; sister-in-law, Wilma Melton of Tullahoma; and by several nieces, nephews, special friends and extended family members.

The family received friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 15, 2011, at Sharp Funeral Home.

The funeral service followed at 8 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Brother Edd Melton Jr. officiating.

Burial and graveside services with full military honors were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2011, at New Fairview Cemetery.

Sharp Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

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


CLARA ‘RUTH’ NEYHART
CLARA ‘RUTH’ NEYHART

Aug. 12, 2011

Clara “Ruth” Neyhart, 69, Daingerfield, Texas, formerly of Portage, passed away Aug. 12, 2011.

She is survived by: Husband, Paul E. Neyhart; daughters , Tana (Jerry) Connor of Clinton, Susan (Jeff) Dallas of Hobart, Ind., Edna (Robert) Arwood of Indianapolis, Ind., and Shannon (Kyle) Sutton of Harleton, Texas; sons, Gerald Hinkle of Palmyra, Ind., and Jeffrey Hinkle of Lewisburg; stepsons, Paul E. (Deborah) Neyhart, Jr. of Portage, Richard Neyhart of Portage and Keith Neyhart of Michigan City; sisters, Jean Kasinger of Clinton, Emma Lee Bennett of Clinton, and Wanda (Bennie) Sapp of Marion, Ill.; brothers, Kenneth (Bernice) Walker, William Boyd (Wilma) Walker and Harold Dwight (Linda) Walker, all of Clinton; numerous nieces and nephews; 22 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren.

Ruth was preceded in death by: Sister, Helen Jackson; brother Arthur Walker; and daughter-in-law, Kathleen Kilmurry Hinkle.

Funeral service was at 11 a.m. Friday Aug. 19, 2011. at Burns Funeral Home, 701 E. 7th St., Hobart.

Interment was at Calvary Cemetery, Portage.

Visitation was from 2 – 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 18, 2011, and 9 – 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 19, 2011, at Burns Funeral Home.



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