Sept. 13, 2011

Charles Tyler King, 30, Clinton, passed away suddenly Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2011, from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident.

He is better known as Tyler. He loved to work on cars and watch the races.

He was preceded in death by his father, Carl King.

Survivors: Mother, Willie King of Clinton; brothers. Vincent King of Clinton, Keith Rutherford and Carole of Savannah, Ga., Johnny Smith of Clinton; sisters, Jaime Dillon and Christopher of Clinton, Janice Ward of Knoxville; girlfriend, Mary Farmer of Clinton.

He also leaves behind four nephews, whom he had a special relationship with, and other relatives and friends.

His wishes were to be cremated.

His family and friends will have his graveside service at 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 19, 2011, at Oak Ridge Memorial Park in Oak Ridge with the Rev. Charles Cook officiating.

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

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

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


Sept. 14, 2011

Angela Jean Chapman, 53, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011, at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville.

She was a devoted mother, grandmother, and a blessing to all who knew her.

She was preceded in death by: Father, Larry Gaskill; grandparents, Condy and Ruble Stewart and Raymond and Elva Gaskill; uncles, Billy Stewart and David Gaskill; aunt, Shelby Stewart.

Survived by: Mother, Peggy Gaskill of Lake City; daughters, Lindsay Leach of Lake City, Nicole Williams of Briceville; sister, Kim Adams and husband Gene of Clinton; brother, Brent Gaskill of Lake City; grandson, Chad Williams of Briceville; niece, Tasha Owens and husband Derek of Clinton; nephew, Jacob Adams of Clinton; great-niece, Madison Phillips of Clinton; a host of very special aunts, uncles and cousins who have offered their love and support throughout her illness.

The family will receive friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Lake City with the funeral service to follow at 8 p.m. with the Rev. Robbie Leach officiating.

Family and friends will meet at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18, 2011, at Holley -Gamble Funeral Home in Lake City go in funeral procession to the Ridgeview Cemetery for a 2 p.m. interment.

You may also view Angela’s guestbook at www.Holleygamblefh.com

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


Sept. 11, 2011

Joan Eileen (Gilliam) Snodgrass, 79, formally of Huntsville, passed away Sunday in Libertyville, Ill.

She was born in Clinton Dec. 30, 1932, to Charles and Joy Gilliam.

She was a resident of Huntsville and Madison from 1960 to 2010. Prior to her retirement, she was employed by SAIC.

She is survived by: Children, Jim Snodgrass of Huntsville and Patricia Parkes of Libertyville, Ill.; and grandchildren, Maegan and Kristin Snodgrass and Jennifer and Jason Parkes.

She is also survived by: Brother, C.T. Gilliam of Clinton; and numerous nieces and nephews.

There will be a small family memorial in lieu of a funeral service.

Info: 847-362-3009


Sept. 11, 2011

Hubert (H.L.) Price, 81, Clinton, passed away Sept. 11, 2011, at Braircliff Health Care Center.

He enjoyed growing and working in his flowers, loved to hike and spending time sitting by the pool.

He worked as a welder with Martin Marietta until his retirement.

Preceded in death by: Parents, Hubert E. and Nellie Price; brothers, Frank Price, J.B. Price and Don Price; mother of his children, Mary Ann Price.

Survivors: Son, John Price and wife Pat; daughter, Debra Turner and husband Chris; brother, Allen Price and wife Sue; sisters, Ruth Payne, Judy Hall, Beatrice Westfall, Nancy Hall and husband Steve; grandchildren, Chris Turner Jr., Kari Benjamin and husband Michael, Michelle Price and Mary Beth Bible; great-grandchildren: Tyson Irons, Telea Harris, Michael Price, Xavius Anderson, Destiny Anderson, Amber Hudson, Chance Hudson and Steven Hudson; a host of family and friends.

The family would like to give a special thank you to the staff of Courtyards of Briarcliff and Briarcliff Health Care Center for their devoted and loving care they provided to Hubert.

The family received friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2011, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton.

Funeral service followed in the chapel with the Rev. William Caldwell officiating.

Interment was at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011, at Oak Ridge Memorial Park. Holley-Gamble Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. www.holleygamblefh.com


Sept. 9, 2011

Katherine Lillian Miller, 91, Clinton, went home to be with the Lord Sept. 9, 2011.

She was born Dec. 21, 1919.

She retired from the Y-12 maintenance department after 42 years of service. She graduated from Clinton High School, Class of 1938, where she played basketball. She was a devoted member of St Marks United Methodist Church since March 1, 1933. She was involved in many activities and attended the General Conference in St. Louis. She was an avid Tennessee football and Ladies Vols fan. She attended many away and bowl games.

Preceded in death by: Parents, Worth and Dossie Hill Miller; brothers, Roy Miller and wife Mary and John F. Miller; sister, Thelma Kelly and husband Woodrow.

Survivors: Brothers, Worth (W.M.) M. Miller and wife Mildred of Clinton; nephews, Mike Kelly and wife Candi of Blacksburg, Va.,Pat Kelly and wife Sherile of Jonesborough, Dan Kelly and wife Angie of Knoxville, Steve Miller and wife Sharon of Rome, Ga., John M. Miller and wife Judy of Clinton; niece, Kathy Guinn and husband Roger of Powell; great-grandnephews, Kip Kelly, Christopher Kelly and wife Lindsey, Preston Kelly, William Miller, Charles Turpin; great-grandnieces, Brandy Miller Vachtsevanos and husband Chris, Penny Miller, Lauren Herbstritt and husband Chris, Amy Phillips and husband Josh; great-great-grand Nephew, Corbin Kelly; great-great-grandnieces, Ellie and Sophia Vachtsevanos; many cousins and friends.

The family received friends from 1 – 3 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2011, at Holley Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton.

The funeral service followed at 3 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Wayne Hedrick and Pastor Donald Swift officiating.

Interment is at Grandview Memorial Gardens in Clinton.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to St. Marks United Methodist Church.

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


Sept. 4, 2011

Dolores Thelma Leever was born Jan. 23, 1925, in Chicago, Ill., to Harry and Blanche Larsen.

Both her parents and her husband, George Leever, preceded her in death.

She was extremely creative and remained active throughout her life. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Clinton and was also a member of the Eastern Star Chapter in Clinton.

She and her husband were very active in square dancing and were past presidents of the Tennessee State Association of Square and Round Dance Clubs.

They were the recipients of the Mike Stokes Award for outstanding service in the square dance community. She was an active member of the Claxton Country Squares club and she published a square dance newsletter for more than 20 years.

In her later years Dolores enjoyed volunteering at the American Museum of Science and Energy in Oak Ridge.

One of the things she loved most was to travel anywhere and everywhere.

She loved traveling by RV, taking cruises and visiting family and friends all over the country. She also went to Europe, which was a highlight of her travels.

She was quick with a smile and loved doing all sorts of crafts.

She was an excellent seamstress who made all of their square dance outfits. She loved to cross-stitch and her family members and friends cherish their cross-stitch gifts and their memories of her.

She is loved and survived by: Four children from her first marriage to James Paul Jarvis, Linda Moore of Antioch, David Jarvis of Portland, Ore., Nancy Scott of Oak Ridge, and Tommy Jarvis of Knoxville.

She is also survived by: Grandchildren, Jason Scott and Noel Scott of Knoxville, and Rachel Moore of Hermitage. She is survived by her only sibling, her sister Joyce Pence of Rollo, Mo.

The family received friends beginning at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15, 2011, at Woodhaven Memorial Gardens with a memorial service at 7 p.m.

Graveside services were at 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16, 2011.

The honorary pallbearers are members of the Claxton Country Squares.

Woodhaven Funeral Home & Memorial Gardens was honored to serve the Leever Family. www.woodhavenfh.com


Sept. 11, 2011

Yvonne Lynor Willis Knaff, born Aug. 21, 1960, passed away Sept. 11, 2011.

Preceded in death by: Parents, Susie Mae Willis (Nov. 5, 2002) and Edward “Toad” Willis (April 10, 2000); and grandparents, Emma Sue Flack, Charles Griffin, Grace Willis and Raymond Willis.

She leaves to cherish her devoted memory: Daughter, LaToya Willis of Fort Walton, Fla.; two sons, Kelvin Knaff II (Alycia) and Dominique Knaff (Tiffany), both of Knoxville; four grandchildren, Calvin and Maleah Knaff and Carmello and K.J. Vessell; sisters, Elaine Willis of Knoxville, Mary Sue Booker of Clinton, Kim Dobson (Mike), Shonda Eskridge (Julian), both of Knoxville, Leslie Adams (Cory) of Akron, Ohio; brothers, Edward “Toby” Willis of Clinton, Anthony Willis (Diane) of Jacksonville, Fla., and Ronnie Gallaher of Claxton; aunts, Inez Flack of Miami, Fla., and Bonnie “Pat” Henderson (Gary) of Oak Ridge; uncles, L.A. Flack (Matilda) of Arden, N.C., and Raymond Willis (Flossie) of Knoxville; several nieces and nephews; special cousins, Jeannine Drummond, Sonda “San” Thaxton, Ricky Willis and Orvie White; a host of other cousins and relatives; special friend, Robert Washington.

Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011, the family will receive friends from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. with the funeral service to follow at Mount Sinai Baptist Church, Clinton, the Rev. William Caldwell II officiating.

Interment will follow in church cemetery.

The service will conclude with a full dove release.

Arrangements by Unity Mortuary.

Ms. Knaff’s guestbook can be signed on-line at www.unitymortuary.com/obits or www.legacy.com.


Sept. 14, 2011

Jack Keeney, 80, a life-long resident of Clinton, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011, in Nashville.

He was a member of First Baptist Church, Clinton.

His life was exemplified by service. He retired after 30 years of service with Union Carbide in Oak Ridge and was a retired veteran of the United States Air Force and Tennessee National Guard. He served faithfully in many organizations serving his community starting in politics as the Alderman and serving on the Clinton City Council.

He was the Anderson County Clerk for 12 years and served also as the First District Commissioner for Clinton.

He was a deacon for many years at Second Baptist Church of Clinton and a member of Clinton Masonic Lodge #376 F&AM and was a 32nd Degree Shriner.

He was preceded in death by: Wife, Toshiko Sakamoto Keeney; and daughter, Carol Ann Keeney.

Survivors: Wife, Jean Loy Keeney of Mt. Juliet; son, Thomas Mark Keeney and wife, Julie Keeney of Los Angeles, Calif.; granddaughter, Cristen Keeney Holden and husband Josh Holden; sisters, Inez Keeney Brown of Atlanta, Ga., and Oleane Keeney Martin of San Antonio, Texas; great-grandson, Jaxton Holden of Clinton; nieces and nephews, Mary and Stanley Brown, Paul Brown, of Atlanta, Ga., and Debbie and David Martin of San Antonio, Texas; step-daughter, Kimra Loy Merritt and husband Doug Merritt; step-daughter-in-law, Deborah Loy; grandchildren by marriage, Sydney Merritt Jenkins, Lara Merritt, Matthew Loy and wife Andrea, Makenzie Loy Pardita and husband Danny; great-grandchildren by marriage, Kenneth Merritt, Hannah Rhodes and Mary Grace Jenkins.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, P. O. Box 10088, Knoxville, Tenn., 37939-9910.

The family will receive friends from 1 – 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18, 2011, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton with a Masonic service at 2:30 p.m. followed by the funeral with Pastor Terry Baker of Clinton First Baptist Church officiating.

Graveside services to follow funeral at Grandview Memorial Gardens in Clinton with full military honors by the Campbell County Honor Guard.

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


Sept. 13, 2011

Lisa Duncan Hunley, 48, Kingston, passed away Tuesday Sept. 13, 2011, at Roane Medical Center.

Our Heavenly Father has given her the kind of peace only He can give. She is in His care now. Her smile radiated to those around her and she loved all of her friends and family. She was a member of New Beverly Baptist Church in Knoxville. She worked as office manager at Jerry Duncan Ford Lincoln Mercury for more than 30 years.

She was preceded in death by: Husband, Tim Hunley; and grandparents, S.C. Crosby of Andersonville, and Maynard and Carrie Duncan of Clinton.

She is survived by: on, Justin Hill of Rockwood; parents, Jerry and Judy Duncan of Kingston; grandmother, Juanita Crosby of Clinton; brother, Marty Duncan and wife Vickie of Knoxville; niece, Jordan Duncan of Nashville; nephew, Jacob Duncan of Knoxville.

Funeral services were held at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16, 2011, at First Baptist Kingston with Dr. Sonny Works officiating.

Interment in Greenwood Cemetery, Knoxville.

Pallbearers: Luke Wyatt, Jacob Duncan, Greg Hill, Mike Hill, Robin Wampler, Kyle Beverly, Bobby Qualls, and Andy Kirkland.

The family received friends from 5 – 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16, 2011, at First Baptist Kingston.

Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Kingston, Building Fund.

Kyker Funeral Home in Kingston in charge of arrangements. www.kykerfuneralhome.com


Sept. 11, 2011

Glenn Hammock, 69, Clinton, passed away Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011, at his residence.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and was a member at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church.

He enjoyed visiting many other churches in the area.

He was preceded in death by: Parents, Jack and Stacie Hammock; brothers Alvin, Lewis, Bill, and Arvel Hammock.

Survivors: Brother, Emmitte Craig and Lydia of Clinton; sisters, Jane Trammell and Tony of Clinton.

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

His family received his friends from noon – 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011, with his funeral service following at 1 p.m. in the chapel of Jones Mortuary with the Rev. Dan Kirby officiating.

His interment immediately followed the funeral service at Sinking Springs Methodist Church Cemetery in Clinton.

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

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


Sept. 14, 2011

Billy Joe Daulton, 64, a resident of the Solway Community, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011, at the Etowah Health Care Center.

He was preceded in death by: Wife, Brenda Christine Daulton; parents, William Ollie Daulton and Dorthula Mae Jones Daulton; and brother, Ernie McGown.

He was employed at Pathway Bellows in Oak Ridge as a supervisor for 25 years before his retirement in 2001.

He attended the Solway Baptist Church and he served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.

He is survived by: Daughters, Angela Wilson and husband Rodney and Amanda Daulton and husband Venture McGee, all of Solway; grandson, Michael Victor Kvasnikoff; brothers, Donald Daulton of Clinton, Larry McGown of Oak Ridge, and Dwayne Daulton and fianc’ee Carla Letsinger of Sweetwater.

He is also survived by a host of nieces, nephews, extended family members and special friends including, Robyn Jones and Cleo Matthews.

The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011, at Sharp Funeral Home.

The funeral will follow at 1 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Ray Buchanan officiating.

Burial will follow at the Oak Ridge Memorial Park.

Sharp Funeral home is in charge of the arrangements.

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


Sept. 12, 2011

Janie Lou Sprankles Buck, 73, Lake City, passed away Monday, Sept. 12, 2011, at Summit View of Lake City.

She was born on May 1, 1938, in Anderson County.

She was a member of the Beech Grove Baptist Church. She enjoyed fishing, her dogs, and spending time with family and friends.

Shes preceded in death by: Husband, Ralph Buck; son, Jerry Snell; parents, Otis and Maggie Sprankles; biological mother, Marie Hilker; brother, John Opal Sprankles; and sister, Mamie Knight.

Survivors: Daughter, Deborah Snell of Lake City; brothers, Bud Sprankles and wife Doris of Lake City, Bill Sprankles of California, David Sprankles and wife Sherrie of Michigan, Jimmy Sprankles and wife Dora of Clinton; sisters, Shirley Adkins of Lake City, Lassie LaPole and husband Bill of Michigan; several nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends.

Visitation was from 6 – 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011, at at Hatmaker Funeral Home in Lake City.

Funeral service was at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011, in the Hatmaker Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Kenny Sharp and the Rev. Floyd Scarbrough officiating

Friends and Family met at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 15, 2011, at Beech Grove Cemetery for Janie’s graveside service.

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

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

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