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JAMES LEE POINTER
JAMES LEE POINTER

Sept. 7, 2011

James Lee Pointer, 49, Clinton, passed away Sept. 7, 2011.

He was of the Baptist Faith.

He loved the outdoors.

He was preceded in death by: Father, Clarence A. Pointer; and brother, Clarence A. Pointer Jr.

Survivors: Mother, Letha Russell of Clinton; sons, James Lee Pointer Jr.; Adam Michael Pointer; sister, Diane Lyons and husband Wesley of Andersonville; two nieces, one nephew, seven great-nephews, four great-nieces and several uncles and aunts.

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

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9, 2011, in the chapel of Holley-Gamble Funeral Home.

Graveside services followed at Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery.

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


HOWARD KENNETH STUBBS SR.
HOWARD KENNETH STUBBS SR.

Sept. 7, 2011

Howard Kenneth Stubbs Sr., 80, Oliver Springs, went home to be with his Lord, Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2011, at Harriman Health Care and Rehabilitation Center.

“Preacher Stubbs” was ordained into the ministry in 1958 by Milford Ely at Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church. He began his pastoral career at Royce Baptist Church in Oak Ridge, followed by New Fairview Baptist Church, Oliver Springs; Olivet Baptist Church, Knoxville; and he retired from Bible Baptist Church in Harriman in 2001.

He was a kind compassionate man who loved the Lord, his family, the church, and his country that he served in the United States Air Force.

He was fun-loving and quick-witted and he enjoyed the occasional practical joke, especially at the expense of a friend.

He was preceded in death by: Wife, Betty Jo Leffew Stubbs; son, Ronnie Edward Stubbs; parents, Lonnie Mack Stubbs Sr. and Lillian B. Russell Stubbs; sister, Polly Berry; and brothers, Russell and Carl Stubbs.

He is survived by: Sons, Kenny Stubbs Jr. and wife Cindy of Oliver Springs, Sam Stubbs and wife Jean of Walland, and Gary Stubbs and wife Annette

of Wartburg; daughters, Janet Brown and husband Rick of Halls and Charlotte Shields and husband John of Oliver Springs; grandchildren, Jason Stubbs and wife Jennifer, Laura Summers and husband Josh, Justin Stubbs, Courtney Coker and husband Lee, Noel Stubbs, Ethan Stubbs, Amanda Deboer and husband Chad, Jennifer Pickwell and husband Jeremy, Kerri Brown, Wally Stubbs and wife Roxanne and Nikki Seeber; and by 10 great-grandchildren.

He is also survived by” Brothers, Lonnie Mack Stubbs Jr. and wife Dottie of Oliver Springs, George Stubbs and wife Mona of Oak Ridge: sister, Ethel DeVault of Metropolis, Ill.; sister-in-law, Audrey Stubbs of Virginia; special friends, Trula Dinkins, Linda Sharp, and Gordon and Carol Raby; a host of other friends and family.

The family will receive friends from noon – 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011, at Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church.

The funeral will follow at 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011, at Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church with Pastors, Garvan Walls, Ottis Hodnett, Ed Parton, Allen Johnson and Glen Leffew officiating.

Burial will follow at Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family expresses a heartfelt gratitude to the Harriman Health Care and Rehabilitation Center for all the care provided to Preacher Stubbs during his illness. In lieu of flowers the family request memorial contributions be made to the Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church Printing Ministry.

Sharp Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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


REV. GEORGE W. WILLIAMS
REV. GEORGE W. WILLIAMS

Sept. 7, 2011

Rev. George W. Williams (Preacher), 99, Clinton, passed away Sept. 7, 2011 at NHC in Oak Ridge.

He was a member of Second Baptist Church of Clinton.

He pastored Crouches Creek Baptist Church, Jellico, for nine years, Second Baptist Church in Clinton for 26 years, Norwood Baptist Church in Knoxville for nine years, Marble City Baptist Church in Knoxville for 17 years, and retired in February, 2010.

On April 18, 2011, the Clinton City Council named that day as George W. Williams Day.

He is being inducted into the Hall of Fame Oct. 6, 2011, by the Boys & Girls Club of North Anderson County. He has served offices in both the State Convention and Anderson County and Knox County. He enjoyed attending both the Tennessee Baptist Convention and Southern Baptist Convention.

He was preceded in death: Wife, Vada Williams, March 9, 2004; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Chris Williams of Jellico; son-in-law, Jack Brooks in July, 2006.

Survivors: Daughter, Mrs. Jack (Betty) Brooks of Clinton; son, Ronnie Williams and wife Bobbie of Clinton; grandson, Mark Williams and wife Lindsay of Knoxville; great-granddaughter, Holland Williams of Knoxville; step-grandchildren, Mike Graham and wife Amy of Clinton, Sherrie Farver and husband Doug of Kingston; five step-great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Mrs. Buster Williams of Middlesboro, Ky.; several nieces and nephews; special friends, John Keith, John Gamble, Owen Richardson, Bob Burton, Jim McBride, Ronald Guthrie, Leslie Fielden.

Pallbearers: Jerry Humphrey, Johnfred Thomas, Herbie Clark, Tony Bailey, Eddie Rosenbalm and Jimmy Cogdill.

Honorary pallbearers: All ministers of Clinton and Knox County Association and special friends.

The family wishes to express their thanks to the staff of Morning Pointe Assisted Living and NHC Healthcare for their special care during his illness.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Second Baptist Church of Clinton or First Baptist Church of Clinton.

The family received friends from 5 – 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9, 2011, at Second Baptist Church with funeral at 7:30 p.m. with the Rev. Mike Thompson, the Rev. Stan Elliott officiating.

Interment will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011, at Woodhaven Memorial Gardens in Claxton with the Rev. Ronald Guthrie officiating.

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


FRANCES ‘TINCIE’ ELIZABETH PHILLIPS
FRANCES ‘TINCIE’ ELIZABETH PHILLIPS

Sept. 7, 2011

Frances “Tincie” Elizabeth Phillips, 92, Lake City, went to be with her Lord and rejoin her loving husband and soulmate of 51 years, Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2011, at her residence.

She was born July 19, 1919, in Anderson County to the late Millard and Rosie Smith Galbraith.

She was a member of Laurel Branch Baptist Church in Briceville.

She enjoyed flowers, going to church, and spending time with her family.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by: Husband, the Rev. General Phillips; brothers, Robert “Bob” Galbraith, Jessie Galbraith, Frank Galbraith; sisters, Minnie Parker, Mallie Smith, Flora Seiber; grandson, Timmy Brock; sons-in-law, Karry McCoy, J.P. “Jake” McCoy; special friend, Gertrude Sacrbrough.

Survivors: Sons, Kenneth and wife Anna Phillips of LaFollette, Cleve Phillip and wife Alma of Lake City; daughters, Cricket McCoy of lake City, Donna Brock and husband Donnie of Lake City, Ann Moore and husband Ron of Lake City; sister, Maxie Reed of Oliver Springs; brother, Roy Galbraith of Briceville; 20 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be from 5 – 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011, at Hatmaker Funeral Home in Lake City.

Funeral service will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011, in the Hatmaker Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Floyd Scarbrough, the Rev. Archie Seiber, and the Rev. Joe Cagley officiating.

Interment will follow at Pine Hill Cemetery in Lake City.

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


JERRY PHILLIPS
JERRY PHILLIPS

Sept. 8, 2011

Jerry Phillips, 68, Briceville, passed away Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011, at Summit View Health Care Center in Lake City.

He was born Dec. 13, 1942, to the late Jesse Phillips and Ada Carroll Phillips in Anderson County.

In addition to his parents Jerry is preceded in death by six sisters and one brother.

Survived by: Grandchildren, Corri Duncan, Matthew Duncan, Jonathan Duncan, and Jeremiah Duncan; great-grandchild, Josh Duncan

Family and friends will meet at 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011, at Circle Cemetary in Briceville for graveside service.

Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Lake City is in charge of all arrangements.


MARY RUTH KNIGHT
MARY RUTH KNIGHT

Sept. 5, 2011

Mary Ruth Knight, 88, Oliver Springs, passed away Monday, Sept. 5, 2011, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.

She was born July 25, 1923, in Johnson City.

She moved to Oak Ridge in the early 70’s and onto Oliver Springs in 1984.

She was a homemaker, a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.

She was preceded in death by: Husband, Joseph Charles Knight; daughter, Patricia Ann Knight; parents, G.L. Hattaway and Maude Icetta Hattaway; brother, Jimmy Hattaway; sister, Frances Laureen.

She is survived by: Daughter, Judy Faye Cannon and husband Winfred of Oliver Springs; grandchildren, Stephanie Lynn Williams, and husband Daniel of Oliver Springs, Teresa Ann Lively and husband Travis of Harriman, Shannon Cannon of Oliver Springs, and Wendy Baumgardner of Oliver Springs; nine great-grandchildren.

She is also survived by: Half-sisters, Thelma Lay and Shirley McBride both Ocala, Fla.; nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends.

The family received friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8, 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 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 9, 2011, at Mt. Pisgah Cemetery.

The family expresses their gratitude to the 3rd floor staff, both nurses and doctors, of Methodist Medical Center.

Sharp Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

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


GERTRUDE HARNESS
GERTRUDE HARNESS

Sept. 3, 2011

Gertrude Harness, 94, of the Laurel Grove Community passed away Saturday, Sept. 03, 2011, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.

She was an educator with the Anderson County School System and one of her favorite pastimes was gardening.

She was a life-long member of Laurel Grove Baptist Church where she taught Sunday school for many years and served as church treasurer.

She also served our country in the U.S. Navy.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Harvey and Sallie Bell (Duncan) Harness.

She is survived by: Sister, Ione Parks of Wartburg and a host of nieces, nephews and other family members, neighbors and friends.

The family received friends from 6 – 7:30 p.m. Thursday , Sept. 8, 2011, at Laurel Grove Baptist Church.

Funeral services began at 7:30 p.m. with Bro. David White and Bro. Tom Byrge officiating.

Graveside services with military honors were held at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 9, 2011, in the Laurel Grove Church Cemetery.

Jackson Funeral Services in Oliver Springs was honored to serve the Harness Family.


JOSEPH ALEX ‘JOE’ CHAMBLEE
JOSEPH ALEX ‘JOE’ CHAMBLEE

Dept. 3, 2011

Joseph Alex “Joe” Chamblee, 86, Harrogate, born Feb. 8, 1925, passed away Sept. 3, 2011, at the University of Tennessee Medical Center, Knoxville.

He was a member of Tazewell Church of Christ.

He was preceded in death by: Wife, Edith Rachel Chamblee; son, Bobby Joe Chamblee; several brothers and sisters.

He is survived by: Special niece, Connie James of Deer Lodge; special b=nieces and nephews, Debbie and Roy Shelburne of Jonesville, Va.

He is also survived by: Sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

The family received friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2011, at Coffey Funeral Home in Tazewell with funeral service following at 8 p.m. in the Coffey Funeral Home chapel.

Burial was at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2011, at Irish Memorial Gardens, with military honors. Minister was Bro. Jim Callahan with congregational singing.

Pallbearers: Steve Brogan, Roy Shelburne, Charles Hoskins, Bill Howard, Clyde Goins Sr., and Dutch Wolfenbarger.

Coffey Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


WILLIE MAE SHELDON
WILLIE MAE SHELDON

Sept. 5, 2011

Willie Mae Sheldon, went home to be with the Lord, Sept. 5, 2011.

She was born April 12, 1928, in Lebanon Junction, Ky., where she continued to live until adulthood.

Her husband, Authorn Sheldon, brought her to Harriman to be his wife.

They later settled in the Coalhill Community of Morgan County, where they raised their six children and spent the duration of their life.

She will be joining her husband, Authorn, in heaven along with her parents, two sisters, four brothers and a grandchild.

She was a member of Sugar Grove Baptist Church and a member of the Order of Eastern Star. She was a homemaker who loved to cook for her children, grandchildren and friends.

She will be forever missed by her children: Anna Jo Swaney and husband Dennis of Knoxville, Mary Jo Goodman and husband Hilton of Oliver Springs, Brenda Bunch and husband Jackie, Doug Sheldon and wife Robin, Terry Sheldon and wife Sharon and Wade Sheldon and wife Karen, all of Coalhill, and Tish Camp of Knoxville; grandchildren, Renee and Craig Moore and daughter Riley of Coalfield, Heather and Scott Critchlow and sons Ellis and Sam of Union City, Brent and Sami Sheldon and sons Zach and Nich of Illinois, Allan and Laura Bunch and son Lucin of Petros and Caleb and Felecia of Savannah, Ga., Melissa and Craig Cooper and children Ellie and Kevin of North Carolina, Tami Sheldon and daughter Cierra of Coalfield, Scott Goodman of Oliver Springs, Shane and Jodi Grace and children, Jacob, Addie and Lindsay of Harriman, Brian Sheldon of Knoxville and Nicole Phillips and family of Sweetwater.

She is also survived by: Sister-in-law, Mary Maynard; special friends, Gus and Margaret Cagle and Carol Standridge; and a host of other relatives and friends.

The family received friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2011, at Sharp Funeral Home

The funeral followed at 8 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Tim Hamby officiating.

Burial and graveside services were held at noon Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011, at Oliver Springs Cemetery.

Sharp Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


SONYA FAYE HICKS FOUST
SONYA FAYE HICKS FOUST

Sept. 2, 2011

Sonya Faye Hicks Foust, 48, Lake City, went home to be with the Lord Her God Friday, Sept. 2, 2011.

She was born May 4, 1963, in Anderson County to Ronnie and Maggie Jean Chapman Hicks.

She enjoyed crafts, making jewelry, cake making, and riding her motorcycle. She was also a member of Clinch River Baptist Church.

In addition to her father, she is preceded in death by: Grandparents: Minnie Evans Hicks and Ed Hicks, and Beulah Cox Chapman and Noah Chapman.

Survivors: Mother, Maggie Jean Hicks of Clinton; husband, Sam Foust of Lake City; son, Samuel Foust of Lake City; daughter, Rebecca Rayfield of Lake City; brother, Greg Hicks, Clinton; sister, Teresa Hinds and Husband Steve of Clinton; grandchildren, Madison and Paige Rayfield of Lake City.

Visitation was from 4 – 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 4, 2011, at Clinch River Baptist Church.

Funeral service was at 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 4, 2011, 2011 at Clinch River Baptist Church: 407 Cane Creek Rd, Lake City, Tenn., 37769 with the Rev. Keith Tillman, the Rev. Larry Webster, and the Rev. Chris Thomas officiating.

Interment was at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 5, 2011, at Foust Cemetery in Lake City.

You can also view Sonya’s guest book at www.hatmakerfuneralhome.com

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


LOWELL STEED WILSON ‘LOB
LOWELL STEED WILSON ‘LOB

Sept. 7, 2011

Lowell Steed Wilson “Lob,” 67, Lake City, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2011, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.

He was born Sept. 11, 1943, in Anderson County to the late Huey Thomas and Nancy Fields Wilson.

He was preceded in death by: Parents, and his sister, Glenneth Wilson.

He was a member of the World Wide Church of God in Knoxville.

He retired from Anderson County Schools. He enjoyed watching sports, coaching football, spending time with family and friends.

Survivors: Wife, Brenda Wilson of Lake City; sons, Lowell Gene Wilson of Lake City, Davon Wilson of Lake City; daughters, Nancy Elizabeth Idles of Lake City, Penny Kay Wilson-Rains of Lake City; brother-in-law, Bruce Carden and Wife Nancy of Lake City.

Visitation was from 6 – 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9, 2011, at Hatmaker Funeral Home in Lake City

Funeral service was at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9, 2011, in the Hatmaker Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Mike Jones officiating.

Family and friends will meet at Disney Cemetery at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011, for Lowell’s interment.

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

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


NONA LEE RAINEY
NONA LEE RAINEY

Sept. 5, 2011

Nona Lee Rainey, 58, Oliver Springs, passed away Monday, Sept. 5, 2011, at the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville.

She was born May 16, 1953, in Oak Ridge.

She was a lifelong resident of Oliver Springs.

She was a faithful Christian and a member of the Frost Bottom Missionary Baptist Church. She enjoyed vegetable gardening and working in the lawn.

She was previously employed at K-mart as a department head for 14 years.

She also worked at O.R.N.L. for five years and she is presently employed at French’s Market in Oliver Springs.

She is survived by: Sister, Juanita Lamb and husband Charles of Harriman; nephews, Charles Lamb III and wife Kristi of Harriman, Christopher Lamb and wife Leah of Rockwood; great-nieces and great-nephews, Hannah, Alexia, Zachary and Madison.

She is also survived by several extended family members and special friends.

The family received friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9, 2011, at Sharp Funeral Home.

The funeral followed at 8 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Charlie Marlow and the Rev. Lonnie Dison officiating.

Burial and graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011, at Frost Bottom Cemetery.

Sharp Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.


ANNETTE LEINART
ANNETTE LEINART

Sept. 6, 2011

Annette Leinart, 71, Lake City, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2011 at her residence.

She was born on Feb. 28, 1940, in Campbell County.

She was preceded in death by: Husband, Darryl Leinart and her parents Orn and Aubrey Hatmaker.

She was a member of the Clear Branch Baptist Church.

She enjoyed gardening, flowers, reading, her kids, grandkids, and her dogs.

She will most be remembered for her undying love for her family and her contagious sense of humor.

Survivors: Son, Jody Leinart of Lake City; daughters, Misti Leinart of Lake City, Gay Carroll of Lake City; sister, Sandy Cox and Husband Jake of Lake City; grandchildren, Coty Carroll, Ethan Wilson, Lucas Baker, Ellie Leinart, Joey Leinart, Ace John Carroll, Brandon Carroll; loving companions, Puppy, Jack, Marcy, Bebo, Weasel.

Visitation was from 6 – 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9, 2011, at Clear Branch Baptist Church.

Funeral service was at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9, 2011, at Clear Branch Baptist Church with the Rev. Randy Norton officiating.

Family and friends will meet at Leach Cemetery at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept.10, 2011, for Annette’s interment.

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

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



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