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RUBY LOUISE FRITTS
RUBY LOUISE FRITTS

Dec. 27, 2011

Ruby Louise Frits, 79, Clinton, passed away Dec. 27, 2011, at Golden Living Center-Windwood.

She was born March 7, 1932, in Anderson County and was a long-time member of South Clinton Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Albert and Mamie (Luallen) Fritts of Lake City.

Survivors: Brothers, James K. Fritts and wife Betty of Rochester Hill, Mich., Dorcy L. Fritts and wife Margaret of Lake City; nieces, Barbara Trammel, Helen Lewis, Kippy Todd; nephew, Russell Fritts.

The family will friends from 5 – 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 29, 2011, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton with funeral service in the chapel at 7 p.m.

Family friends met at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 30, 2011, at Norris Memorial Gardens for graveside services.

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


IMA WILSON MILLER
IMA WILSON MILLER

Dec. 22, 2011

Ima Wilson Miller, 74, Clinton, passed away Dec. 22, 2011, at Golden Living Center.

She was a long-time member of North Clinton Baptist Church. She enjoyed working in the yard, being outdoors and spending time with her family.

She was preceded in death by: Husband, John Miller; parents, Dewey Estes and Florence Moran.

Survivors: Sons, Andy Bass and wife Lisa, Kenny Bass; grandchildren, Justin Lee and Misty Gibson; sisters-in-law, Gladys Loy, Margaret Jackson and husband Kenneth, Bessie Cox and husband Bill

The family received friends from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2011, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton.

Funeral service followed at 1 p.m. in the chapel.

Interment was at Anderson Memorial Gardens.

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


WILLIAM J. YARBER
WILLIAM J. YARBER

Dec. 26, 2011

William J. Yarber, 80, Clinton, passed away Dec. 26, 2011, in Humboldt, Tenn.

He was a member of Life Point Church in Clinton. He retired from Clinton Utility Board.

He was preceded in death by: Parents, William R. and Elsie Kelley Yarber; sister, Ruby Hayes; brother, James Yarber

Survivors: Daughter, Kaye Gonzales and husband Michael; grandson, Zain Sheikh of Clinton; sisters, Jewell Golden of Andersonville, Betty Carter and husband Ed of Powell, Peggy Cosey of Sevierville; brothers, Marvin Yarber and wife Rachel of Clinton, Gene Yarber and special friend Annie of Sun City, Ariz., Watson Yarber and wife Deana of Star Sturbridge, Mass.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

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


JANET FAYE VERHINE ROBBINS
JANET FAYE VERHINE ROBBINS

Dec. 23, 2011

Mrs. Janet Faye Verhine Robbins, 77, Oakdale, passed away suddenly at her home on Friday evening Dec. 23, 2011.

She was preceded in death by: Parents, John and Louise Verhine; sister, JoAnn Beard; nephew, Mitchell Mathis; brother-in-law, Ralph Mathis; mother and father-in-law, Helen and Clarence Arlow Robbins Sr.

She was a member of Childs Memorial Baptist Church Harriman, where she played the organ for 45 years.

She is survived by: Husband of 57 years, Clarence Arlow Robbins Jr.; daughter, Leisa Hill of Lake City; son, John Robbins and wife Tammy of Dover, Del.; granddaughters, Chelsea Rose Hill of Lake City, Gretchen Lea Hill of Lakeland, Fla.; sister-in-law, Jacqueline Jean Mathis; niece, Jill Finke and husband Alan of Missouri; nephews, Tim and Barry Mathis.

She will be missed by her four legged children, Cricket and Pokey, whom she cherished.

She was retired from Baptist Hospital of Rockwood, and was the owner of Jan’s Clothes Box in Harriman, where she made many lifelong friends. She loved to garden, read her Bible, and take care of her lifelong love, Clarence.

The family received friends from 5 – 7 p.m. Tuesday Dec. 27, 2011, at Schubert Funeral Home Wartburg.

Funeral services followed at 7 p.m. with the Rev. Don Long officiating.

Graveside services were at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011, at Crab Orchard Cemetery, Oakdale.

An online guestbook is available at www.schubertfuneralhome.com


VIRGINIA GAIL HURST
VIRGINIA GAIL HURST

Dec. 17, 2011

Virginia Gail Hurst, 58, Clinton, passed away Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011, at her residence.

She will be sadly missed by loved ones during this season, but she spent Christmas with the One that the season is all about.

She was born June 22, 1953, in Chatsworth, Ga., to the late Charles Glenn and Edna Eloise Roberts Stokes.

She attended Fratersville Baptist Church in Lake City, and liked to crochet, watch soap operas, and spend time with her family. She loved all of her friends and family, but had a very special relationship with her great nephew, Joshua K. Scott.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by: Sister, Sharon Stokes; and brothers, Jeffrey and Larry Stokes.

Survivors: Son, Brian Keith Wilcox; sisters, Fay Williams of Clinton, with whom she shared a home, Carolyn Dotson and Husband Gary of Clinton, Priscilla Stokes of Ohio; half-brothers, Michael and Charles Stokes; numerous Nieces and Nephews, along with other relatives who will miss her greatly, and a host of friends.

A memorial service was held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011, at Fratersville Baptist Church.

Virginia requested no flowers, however, those wishing so may give a donation in her honor to the American Cancer Society.

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

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


LEWIS EDWARD CHAPMAN
LEWIS EDWARD CHAPMAN

Dec. 26, 2011

Lewis Edward Chapman, 67, Caryville, passed away Monday, Dec. 26, 2011, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.

He was born in Harlan County, Ky., Feb. 28, 1944, to the late Owen and Jennie Lee Chapman.

He was a member of the Second Baptist Church in Clinton. He was a God-fearing man who loved the Lord. He was also an avid outdoorsman who had a love for hunting, fishing, and traveling with his wife.

He was a loving husband, father and grandfather.

He will be dearly missed.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters.

He is survived by his: Wife of 50 years, Rosetta Wallace Chapman of Caryville; daughters, Connie Inman and husband Kent of Texas, Sandra Burnette and husband Terry of Texas, Katheryn Payne and husband Bill of Caryville; brothers, Charles Chapman and wife Jean of Lafollette; Owen Chapman of Tazewell; sisters, Ollie Wallace and husband Willie of LaFollette, Gracie King of Jamestown, grandchildren, Marylyn Inman, Jessica and Jacob Burnette, B.J. and Kaitlyn Payne.

The family received friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011, at Holley Gamble Funeral Home in Lake City with the funeral service following at 8 p.m. with the Rev. Mike Thompson officiating.

Family and friends met at the funeral home at 9:15 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 29, 2011, to go in funeral procession to the Grandview Memorial Gardens in Clinton for a 10 a.m. interment.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to be made to the Second Baptist Church in Clinton, 777 Public Safety Lane, Clinton, Tn., 37716 in memory of Lewis Chapman.

You may also view Lewis’s guestbook online at www.holleygamblefh.com.

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


MELISSA SUE BURROW
MELISSA SUE BURROW

Dec. 22, 2011

Melissa Sue Burrow, 45, Oliver Springs, passed away Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011, at her residence.

She was born Feb. 23, 1966, in Anderson County.

She enjoyed knitting, playing with her nieces and nephews, and spending time with her family.

She was preceded in death by: Mother, Velma Lovely Sharp; and son, Goman Harness Jr

Survivors: Father, James Sharp of Lake City; husband, Nathan Burrow of Oliver Springs; sons, Jacob Maston of Oliver Springs, Austin Shane Seiber of Oliver Springs; grandmother, Melda Sharp of Lake City; brother, James Sharp Jr. and wife Rebecca of Lake City; sister, Janet Harness and husband Mac M. of Oliver Springs; several Nieces and Nephews and a host of other relatives.

Visitation was from 6 – 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2011, at Hatmaker Funeral Home in Lake City.

Funeral service was at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2011, at Hatmaker Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Benny Hall officiating.

Friends and Family met at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011, at Oak Grove Cemetery in Lake City for interment.

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

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


CAROL G. DALY
CAROL G. DALY

Dec. 26, 2011

Carol G. Daly, 87, Clinton, passed away, Dec. 26, 2011.

She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Later Day Saints.

She was preceded in death by: Parents, Joseph and Carolyn Lippert Daly.

She is survived by: Niece; Caorlyn B. Price and husband Charles Houston Price; nephew, Lloyd Joseph Bunch and wife Beth Robinson Bunch; grandnieces and nephews, Brian Thomas Smith (Lynne), Casey Bruce, Tobey Bunch (LeeAnn), Adam Bunch (Andrea) and Andrew Bunch (Jessica); special grandnieces and nephews, Anita and Tim Dodson and Renea and Bob Seig, all of Georgia; 12 great-grandnieces and nephews; two great-great-grandnieces and nephews; very special friends, Marie Breeden and Cheryll Dyer.

The family received friends from 5 – 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 29, 2011, at Woodhaven Funeral Home in Powell.

Funeral services were at 7 p.m. with Bishop Jason Carling officiating.

Graveside services were conducted at 11 a.m. Friday Dec. 30, 2011, at Woodhaven Memorial Gardens.

Family and friends met at the cemetery at 10:45 a.m.

To share yours thoughts and condolences go to woodhavenfh.com.

Woodhaven is honored to serve the family of Carol Daly.


BETTY JEANNE BAKER VAN HOOK
BETTY JEANNE BAKER VAN HOOK

Dec. 24, 2011

Betty Jeanne Baker Van Hook, 60, Oliver Springs, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Dec. 24, 2011.

She was born to Harry and Ova Lea Baker of Clinton, May 9, 1951.

Her love for children and her desire to serve allowed her to influence many students in the community. She was founder and director of the Mother’s Day Out program of First Baptist Church of Oliver Springs. She also taught math at Oliver Springs Elementary School for several years.

She was currently the director of Morgan County Community Action Services Head Start. She enjoyed shopping, attending Lady Vol basketball games, and spending time with her family and friends.

She was a member at First Baptist Church of Oliver Springs where she sang in the church choir for many years. She enjoyed singing praises to her Lord and Savior.

She is survived by: Husband, S.J. (Stoney) Van Hook III. They were happily married for 40 years.

She is also survived by: Children, S.J (Jay) Van Hook IV of Alcoa and Jennifer Lynne Van Hook Briggs and husband Tony, of Cookeville; granddaughters, Sarah Elizabeth and Shelby Lynne Briggs of Cookeville; brother, Larry Baker and wife Mitzi of Clinton; brother-in-law and his wife, Joe and Teresa Van Hook of Oliver Springs; and nieces and nephews who include Ashley Van Hook Sutton and husband Ryan, Joseph P. Van Hook, all of Oliver Springs, and Tyson and Kayla Baker of Clinton.

The family would like to thank the University of Tennessee Cancer Institute for their loving care of Mrs. Van Hook during her recent battle with cancer.

In lieu of flowers, the family would like donations to be made in Mrs. Van Hook’s memory to the University of Tennessee Cancer Institute, Medical Building D, Suite 370, 1934 Alcoa Highway, Knoxville, TN 37920.

Visitation was held from 6 – 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2011, at First Baptist Church in Oliver Springs, with funeral services following at 8 p.m. with Dr. Charles Parker officiating.

Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011, at Anderson Memorial Gardens in Clinton.

Sharp Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

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


MAURICE SOLES
MAURICE SOLES

Dec. 21, 2011

Maurice Soles, 70, Clinton, passed away Dec. 21, 2011, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.

He was a member of Mt. Sinai Baptist Church. He was one of the Original Clinton 12.

He had a love for fishing and spending time with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He attended Clinton High School and was a Veteran of the U.S. Army. He was saved at an early age and was a member of Mt. Sinai Baptist Church.

Preceded in death by: Parents, Willie Soles and Maria Royston of Anniston, Ala.; son, Steven Soles

He leaves to cherish his memory: Devoted wife, Lillie; daughters, Cindy Soles, Yvette Cochran, Connie Porter, Mary Soles, Rebecca Soles, Maurisa (Sherri) Elliott, Melissa Soles; one son, Andre Blake; 19 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and a host of cousins and friends.

The family received friends from 2 – 3 p.m. Monday, Dec. 26, 2011, at Mt. Sinai Baptist Church with funeral at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Bill Caldwell, the Rev. Ernest Scruggs and Pastor Leah Burns officiating.

Interment followed in the church cemetery.

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


ANNA MAE QUEENER DISNEY
ANNA MAE QUEENER DISNEY

Dec. 12, 2011

Anna Mae Queener Disney, 74, Lake City, left this life Monday, Dec. 12, 2011, at Summit View in Lake City.

She was born Jan. 30, 1937, in the Cherry Bottom Community in Campbell County to the late William Riley and Lillie Mae White Queener.

She was a member of the Ridge View Baptist Church. She loved to read and quilt.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by: Husband, the Rev. William Luke Disney; sister, Mary Ruth Daugherty and husband Conda; brothers, Leon, Hughbon, and Billie Queener; and sister-in-law, Viola Queener.

Survivors: Daughter, Teresa Higgs and husband Derek of Knoxville; granddaughter, Kirsten Combs of Knoxville; brother, Bobby Queener and wife Myra of Knoxville; very special friend, Thelma Logsdon of Lake City; several nieces, nephews, and friends

Visitation was from 5 – 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2011, at Hatmaker Funeral Home in Lake City.

Funeral was at noon Thursday, Dec. 14, 2011, in the Hatmaker Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Wayne Phillips officiating.

Interment followed the funeral service at the Oak Grove Cemetery in Lake City.?You may also view Anna Mae’s guest book at www.hatmakerfuneralhome.com

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


LARRY T. JOHNSON
LARRY T. JOHNSON

Dec. 25, 2011

Larry T. Johnson, 67, Clinton, passed away Dec. 25, 2011, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.

He enjoyed building and doing wood-working projects. He also enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by: Wife, Peggy Johnson; parents, Thurman Johnson and Ruby Smith.

Survivors: Daughter, Shelia Graves and husband Randy; grandchildren, Pamela and Austin Graves, Blake Johnson and David Miller.

The family received friends 6 – 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton.

A memorial service followed at 8 p.m.

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



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