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LILLIE MAXINE HINKLE PHILLIPS
LILLIE MAXINE HINKLE PHILLIPS

Jan. 4, 2012

Lillie Maxine Hinkle Phillips, 76, New River, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.

She was born Oct, 16, 1935, in Pioneer, Tenn.

She was a lifelong resident of New River.

She was a homemaker, a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and a member of the Rock Hill Baptist Church.

Preceded in death by: Husband, Hobert Phillips; parents, William “Bill” Hinkle and Mary Lucy Gibson Hinkle; brother, Fred Hinkle; sister, Rose Kidd; grandson, Buddy Carroll.

She is survived by: Children, Roger Hinkle and wife Janice of Oliver Springs, Ronnie Hinkle and wife Bernice of Oliver Springs, Hobert Lynn Phillips and wife Cindy of Wartburg, Byrd Phillips and wife Loretta of Oliver Springs, Suzannah Carroll of New River and Sherman Phillips and wife Suzan of Clinton; grandchildren, Michael, Robert, Ray, Junior, Brandon, Candy, Ashley, and Amanda Phillips, Lonnie and Ronnie Hinkle, Tracy Richard, Savana Carroll and Maxerine Daugherty; great-grandchildren, Trinity and Nathaniel Hinkle, Christy Carroll, Caden, Vanessa, Jonathan, and Robby Daugherty, Roger Andrew Richard, Jamon Ray Byrd, Shyann and Kaylee Phillips.

She is also survived by: Sister, Bernice Duncan of Dalton, Ga., and several nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends.

The family will receive friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012, at Sharp Funeral Home.

The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012, at Rock Hill Baptist Church on New River with the Rev. Carly Duncan and Pastor Murl Phillips officiating.

Burial and graveside services will follow at the Phillips Family Cemetery.

Sharp Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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


HERBERT LEE ‘SHADES’ JONES
HERBERT LEE ‘SHADES’ JONES

Jan. 3, 2012

Herbert Lee “Shades” Jones, 81, Devonia, entered into eternal rest Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012, at Physician’s Regional Medical Center in Knoxville.

He was born May 12, 1930, in Stainville, Tenn.

He was a lifelong resident of Devonia and of the Baptist faith.

He was a retired coal truck driver who enjoyed playing the guitar and working with arts and crafts in his spare time.

Preceded in death by: Parents, Herbert Jones and Ollie Phillips Jones; brothers, J.L. Jones, Freeman “Buddy” Jones and Trixie Jones; sisters, Lorena Jordan, Lula Pace and Jurlena Jones.

He is survived by: Loving wife of 51 years, Gracie Faye Jones; daughter, Sandra Carroll and husband J.D.; granddaughter, Brandi Carroll; great-grandson, Braxton “Punkin” Phillips, all of Devonia; brother, C.L. Jones and wife Betty of Union, Mich.; sister, Willene McGhee and husband Leon of Petros.

He is also survived by: Brother-in-law, Clarence Daugherty and wife Clara of Twinsburg, Ohio; sister-in-law, Virginia Jones of Orlando, Fla.; special neighbors, Opal and Frankie Hite, who checked on him faithfully every day; and several nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends.

The family received friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 6, 2012, at Sharp Funeral Home.

The funeral followed at 8 p.m. in the chapel of Sharp Funeral Home with the Rev. Otis Phillips and the Rev. Houston Carroll officiating.

Burial and graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012, at Phillips Cemetery in Devonia.

Active Pallbearers will be J.D. Carroll, Dickie Hite, Michael Carroll, James Moore, Herbie Carroll, and Leon McGhee.

Honorary Pallbearer will be Braxton Phillips.

Sharp Funeral home is in charge of the arrangements.

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


HELEN CARMACK TUCKER
HELEN CARMACK TUCKER

Jan. 3, 2012

Helen Carmack Tucker, 92, Clinton, passed away Jan. 3, 2012, at home.

She was a member of Clinton First Baptist Church for 53 years. She was born and raised at Hilham (Overton County), Tenn., but moved to Clinton in 1959 with her husband, Hearly Tucker and two children.

Survivors include: Son, Dr. Mark Tucker of Tampa, Fla.; daughter, Sherry Tucker Wilson of Birmingham, Ala.; grandchildren, Kimberlee Tucker Bode of Orlando, Fla., Timothy Mark Tucker of Bradenton, Fla., Emily Anne Wilson of Birmingham, Ala., and Evan Tucker Wilson of Birmingham, Ala.; great-grandchildren include William Mark Bode and Robert David Bode of Orlando, Fla., and Madison Ann Starowesky of Bradenton, Fla.; sisters, Lorene Buck and Lydia Wilkinson of Anderson, Ind.; and brother, William Cornelius Carmack of Livingston.

She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were at Clinton First Baptist Church, Friday, Jan. 6, 2012, with viewing at 5:30 p.m. and services at 7 p.m..

Burial will be at 11 a.m. CST Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012, at Good Hope Cemetery, Livingston.

Arrangements by Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton. www.holleygamblefh.com


GEORGE W. STAIR
GEORGE W. STAIR

Jan. 1, 2012

George W. Stair, 86, Clinton, passed away Sunday Jan. 1, 2012. at the Golden Living Center-Windwood in Clinton.

He was born Jan. 7, 1925, in Clinton to the late George F. and Edith Bardill Stair.

He was a World War II United States Army Veteran and served as a military policeman in the E.T.O. near the Battle of the Bulge. He met his wife while stationed in England. He was a member of the First Wesleyan Church in Clinton and had worked for Associated Springs as a shipping clerk. In his spare time he enjoyed studying the genealogy of his family.

In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by: Wife, Margaret G. Strong Stair.

He is survived by: Sons, Brian Stair and his wife Mary Beth of Charlotte, N.C., and Keith Stair of Lakeland, Fla.; daughter, Julie Strong Bowen and her husband Dennis of Lakeland, Fla.; brothers, Robert B. Stair of Clinton, and James F. Stair and his wife Eugenia of Clinton; grandchildren, Amy Yarger, Lance Bowen, Branden Stair, Blake Stair, Sabrina Stair, Tonya Seaman, and Keith Michael Seaman; great-grandchildren, Grace Yarger, Rose Yarger, Tyler Tankka, Trever Tankka, and Jakob Bowen; and nieces, nephews, and many friends.

A funeral service was held at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012, in the chapel of Martin Oak Ridge Funeral Home with Dr. Stephen Flick officiating.

A graveside service was held at 11 a.m. Thursday Jan. 5, 2012, at Sunset Cemetery in Clinton.

The family received friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012, at the funeral home.

In Lieu of flowers the family has requested memorial gifts be sent to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc. 2600 Network Blvd. suite 300 Frisco, Texas, 75034, or online at www.nationalbreastcancer.org , or to the Wounded Warrior Project P.O. Box 758517 Topeka, KS, 66675-8517, or online at www.woundedwarriorproject.org .

Online messages to the family may be left at www.martinfunealhomeoakridge.com

Martin Oak Ridge Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.


LEQUITA ANN ‘SUSIE’ PHILLIPS
LEQUITA ANN ‘SUSIE’ PHILLIPS

Jan. 5, 2011

Lequita Ann “Susie” Phillips, 66, Clinton, went home to be with the Lord, Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.

She was born Dec. 26, 1945, in Walland.

She lived in Powell for 13 years before moving to Clinton in 1994.

She was a homemaker, a loving wife, mother and grandmother and a member of the Dante Baptist Church. She enjoyed reading her Bible, scrapbooking, her pets, cooking, camping and fishing.

Preceded in death by: Parents, Roy Arlie Hannah and Millie Humphrey Hannah; brothers, Bobby and Johnny Hannah; sisters, Edna Overby and Judy Milsaps.

She is survived by: Husband of 42 years, Kenneth Phillips; daughters, Cheryl Hammond and husband Davey of Clinton and Melissa Dills and husband Travis of Powell; grandchildren, Brenden Hammond, Tyler Dills and Chase Dills; brothers, Jimmy Hannah and wife Aundra of Lawrenceville, Ga., and Eugene Hannah and wife Donna of Powell; sister, Kathy Lowe of Walland.

She is also survived by nieces, nephews, extended family members and special friends.

The family will receive friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012, at Sharp Funeral Home.

The funeral will follow at 8 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Phillip Murphy officiating.

Burial and graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 9, 2012, at Anderson Memorial Gardens.

Sharp Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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


WOLFRED CARLOCK STOOKSBURY
WOLFRED CARLOCK STOOKSBURY

Jan. 3, 2012

Wolfred Carlock Stooksbury, 88, passed away Jan. 3, 2012, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.

He was a member of Sinking Springs United Methodist Church.

He was born Feb. 7, 1923, at the family farm in Union County, now known as Point 19 of Norris Lake.

He was a graduate of Norris High School and Knoxville Business College. He was a veteran of the Second World War and served with the 172nd Field Artillery and participated in the Battle of the Bulge in 1944.

In 1959 he built, along with cousins, John Rice and David Irwin, the Little Senator Drive-In Restaurant outside of Norris, which he and his wife, Juanita, owned and operated for 30 years. He was an original member of the Museum of Appalachia Band playing the mouth-bow, Jews’ Harp, harmonica and spoons. He loved to entertain and amuse people of all ages and from all countries.

He was preceded in death by: Wife of 60 years, Juanita Jones Stooksbury; parents, Eli and Mary Jane Mitchell Stooksbury; sisters, Estelle Hill, Alverta Stooksbury, Grace Rutherford and Jimmie Stooksbury; grandsons, Jason Bright and Randy Brown.

Survivors: Daughters, Beverly Leitner and husband Roger, Joan Brown and husband Geron, Lisa Tavangaram and husband Mansour; sister, Mildred Hill; grandchildren, Geron Brown, III and wife Cynthia, Christy Morris and husband Ric, Laura Sheilds and husband Craig, Amy Talley and husband Adam, Steven Leitner and wife Holly, Alyssa Tavangaran and fiancé’ Kevin Cei, Adam Tavangaran, Nick Tavangaran, Alex Tavangaran; AFS granddaughter, Christine Fairclough, Auckland, New Zealand; great-grandchildren, Renee Morris, Francis, Sam and Nathaniel Magone, Dianna and Jonathan Brown, Anna Kate and Sophia Sheilds, Evan, Eva, and Weston Talley.

The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. with Father Joe Minarek officiating.

Interment with full military honors will then follow at Norris Memorial Gardens in Norris.

Pallbearers will be Steven Leitner, Craig Shields, Adam Talley, Nick and Alex Tavangaran and Kevin Cei.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Sinking Springs United Methodist Church or St. Francis Episcopal Church in Norris.

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


STACY LOU HILL
STACY LOU HILL

Dec. 29, 2011

Stacy Lou Hill, 29, Lake City, “Went Home,” Thursday, Dec. 29, 2011.

She loved to read Psalms 27; it was her favorite passages of scriptures. She will be forever missed.

She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Hubert Bell.

She is survived by: Son, Isaiah Hill of Lake City; daughter, Hannah Hill of Lake City; parents, Billy and Patty McMahan of Lake City; brother and fiancé, Michael Hill and Nicole Daniels; grandmother, Claudine Bell Dykes; nephew, Logan Hill; grandparents, Mack and Janie Hill; father, Randy Hill.

She also leaves behind: Half brothers and sister, Daniel, Matthew, and Tori; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Her family received her friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 2, 2012, with her funeral service following at 8 p.m. in the chapel of Jones Mortuary with the Rev. Tim Wallace officiating.

Her interment was at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2011, at Mt. Olive Baptist Church Cemetery in Andersonville.

Jones Mortuary in Clinton was in charge of all arrangements.


WILL EDNA GREENE
WILL EDNA GREENE

Dec. 31, 2011

Will Edna Greene, 92, Claxton passed away Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011, at her home.

She was a member of South Clinton Baptist Church, a retiree of K-25 in Oak Ridge and a long-time hairdresser. She loved to watch sports on TV and up until her death enjoyed working in her yard.

She was preceded in death by: Parents, Will and Jenny Grissom.

She is survived by: Daughters, Dianne Setzer of Knoxville and Brenda Gault and husband Frank of Claxton; grandchildren, Brian Setzer of Nashville, Kim Setzer of Columbia, S.C., and Barry Gault of Knoxville; great-grandchildren, Matt Purkey and Ava Gault; niece, Janice Smith; and special friend Charles Prater.

The family received friends from 1 – 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 2, 2012, at Woodhaven Funeral Home in Claxton.

Graveside services were held at 2:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 2, 2012, at Woodhaven Memorial Gardens.

To share thoughts and condolences go to woodhavenfh.com.

Woodhaven Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Will Edna Greene.


RICHARD WILLIAM BORGERS
RICHARD WILLIAM BORGERS

Jan. 1, 2012

Richard William Borgers, 90, Norris, died Jan. 1, 2012.

From Detroit, Mich., he moved to Oak Ridge in 1945 and to Norris in 1950. He retired from the US Naval Reserve as a Master Chief.

He and his wife, Nancy Harmon Borgers (d.1976), are survived by their children: Peggy Denker (Washington, D.C.), Kathy Kane (Madison, Wis.), Martha Ryniak (Rock Hill, S.C.), Dirk Borgers (Memphis), Chris Borgers (Gilbert, Ariz.) Matthew Borgers (Norris), Laurie Borgers (Denver, Col.); eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Services were at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 2, 2012, at Norris Baptist Church.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to BSA Troop 73.


PHILLIP ‘FRANK’ FRANKLIN BRADEN
PHILLIP ‘FRANK’ FRANKLIN BRADEN

Dec. 29, 2011

Phillip “Frank” Franklin Braden, 60, Briceville, passed away Thursday, Dec. 29, 2011, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.

He was born Aug. 21, 1951, in Anderson County to the late Leo Francis and Beulah Duncan Braden.

He was a member of Indian Bluff Baptist Church in Briceville. He loved mechanicing, farming, gardening, canning, and working with his cattle.

He was preceded in death by: Father, Leo Braden; son, Phillip Leo Braden; grandparents, Cage and Nancy Belle Braden, and Byrd and Malinda Duncan.

Survivors: Wife, Bessie Harmon Braden of Briceville; mother, Beulah Duncan Comer of Lake City; daughter, Catrina “Tina”Smith and husband Danny of Briceville; son, Benjamin “Benji” Braden and wife Stephanie of Heiskell; brother, Francis “Buck” Braden and wife Nancy of Lake City; sisters, Linda Coffman and husband L. A. of Kingston, Lecia Trammell and husband Jack of Powell; brother-in-law, Johnny and Irene Harmon of Fratersville; special niece, Frances Lee Braden Dougherty; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; a host of other relatives and friends.

Visitation was from 5 – 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011, at Hatmaker Funeral Home in Lake City.

Funeral service was at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011, in the Hatmaker Funeral Home Chapel.

Friends and family met at Hatmaker Funeral Home at 1:15 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012, to go in procession to Indian Bluff Cemetery for a 2 p.m. burial.

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


GEORGIA PAULINE KELLEY
GEORGIA PAULINE KELLEY

Jan. 4, 2012

Georgia Pauline Kelley, 95, Clinton, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012, at Norris Health and Rehabilitation Center in Norris.

She was a member of Charity Baptist Church. She enjoyed writing poems and songs and quilting. She retired from Oak Ridge Hospital and was everyone’s “mother.”

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

She was preceded in death by: Husband James General Kelley; son, James H. Kelley; grandsons, Tyler King and Jeff Kelley; and several brothers and sisters.

She is survived by: Sons, Carl M. Kelley and Lila of Clinton, Jerry Kelley and Helen of Clinton, Eugene Kelley of Powell; daughters, Ella Mae Cook and Charles of Clinton, Willie King of Clinton; sister, Polly Vickery of Clinton; 19 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and a host of other relatives and friends

Her family will receive her friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 9, 2012, with her funeral service following in the Chapel of Jones Mortuary at 8 p.m. with the Rev. Chris Thomas and the Rev. Bud Cook officiating.

Her interment will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012, in Anderson Memorial Gardens.

Jones Mortuary in Clinton is in charge of all arrangements.

Condolences can be made to the family at www.jonesmortuaryllc.com


TRAVIS NEAL FORSYTHE SR.
TRAVIS NEAL FORSYTHE SR.

Dec. 30, 2011

Travis Neal Forsythe Sr., 82, of the Batley Community in Anderson County, passed away Friday, Dec. 30, 2011, at his home.

He was born July 26, 1929, in Jackson, Tenn.

He moved to Oak Ridge following his military discharge in 1950.

He served his country in the United States Air Force where he received several decorations, medals and citations.

He was a retired electrician and a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. He was a member of the Clinton Church of God.

Preceded in death by: Parents, Roy Lee Forsythe and Ruth Bushart Forsythe; sisters, Charlotte Forsythe and Mildred Young; and brother, Elton Forsythe.

He is survived by: Wife, Shirley Hunley Forsythe of Batley; sons, Travis Neal Forsythe Jr. and Roy Neal Forsythe of Batley; grandsons, Justin, Jesse, and Jeremy Forsythe; and great-grandson, Able Forsythe.

He is also survived by: Brothers, Gerald Forsythe and wife Wilma of Batley and Alvin Forsythe and wife Wanda of Clinton; and several nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

The family received friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012, at Sharp Funeral Home.

The funeral followed at 8 p.m. in the funeral home chapel.

Burial and graveside services were held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012, at Anderson Memorial Gardens.

Sharp Funeral home is in charge of the arrangements.

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


BILLIE JOYCE LAMB
BILLIE JOYCE LAMB

Dec. 31, 2011

Billie Joyce Lamb, 76, Lake City, passed away Dec. 31, 2011, in Oliver Springs surrounded by her family.

She was a proud member of Laurel Grove Baptist Church and loved the Laurel Grove community. She also enjoyed gardening and was a wild flower enthusiast. She loved spending time with her family and friends and will be greatly missed by all.

Preceded in death by: Parents, Charles Lively and Hazel Davis; sons, Joe Parks and Ricky Parks.

Survivors: Daughter, Vicki Disney and husband Ray; grandson, Kevin Disney and wife Heather; great-grandchildren, Jacob and Cole Disney; brothers, Charles Lively and wife Peggy, Ray Bunch and wife Mary, Terry Braden and wife Teresa, Larry Braden and wife Bobbie, Jerry Braden and wife Mark, Jeff Davis and wife Sheila; sisters, Jennie Greene, Betty Crowley and husband James, Rebecca Isabell and husband James, Sandra Davis; numerous nieces and nephews; special friends, June Duncan, Cindy and Jackie; neighbors, Charles and Joyce Harmon; caregiver, Diane Gray

The family received friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Lake City.

Funeral service followed with Pastor David White and Pastor Bennie Hall officiating.

Graveside service was at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012, at Laurel Grove Baptist Church cemetery.

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


CHARLES LEON (MOONDOGGIE & CHALK) SHEPHERD
CHARLES LEON (MOONDOGGIE & CHALK) SHEPHERD

Jan. 1, 2012

Charles Leon (Moondoggie & Chalk) Shepherd, 67, LaFollette, went home to be with the Lord Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012, at his home while surrounded by family.

He was born in Campbell County, Oct. 25, 1944, living his life between Morgan and Campbell counties.

He was a retired truck driver who worked for 46 years. While driving his truck he gave his life to the Lord in September, 1982.

He was preceded in death by: Parents, Millard and Virgie Longmire Shepherd; daughter, Norma Jean Shepherd; son, Lynn May; brother, Tommy Lee; and sisters, Marie Shepherd, Geadine Shepherd, Corine Wilson, Betty Bailey and Bobbie York.

He is survived by: Wife of 49 years, Mary Jones Shepherd; daughters, Kim Durham and husband John of LaFollette, Tammie Brys and husband Eddie of Stephens, Sonja Kitts and husband Brian of LaFollette; grandchildren, Beth, Charles, Josh, Nicole, Tamara, Tiffany and Damien; great-grandchildren, Hailey, Tre, Carson, Rh’anna, Destiney, Hayden and Natalie; brother, Mallard Shepherd of Wartburg; sisters, Shirley Thomas and Ida Aytes of Wartburg and Margie Johnson of LaFollette.

He is also survived by a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and special friends.

The family received friends from 5 – 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012, at Sharp Funeral Home.

The funeral followed at 8 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Ralph Wilson and Todd Cox officiating.

Burial and graveside services were held Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012, at Stephens Cemetery.

Sharp Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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


RUBY DYKES
RUBY DYKES

Jan. 2, 2012

Ruby Dykes, 90, Oak Ridge, passed away Jan. 2, 2012, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.

She was a member of Central Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by: Husband, Virgil Lee Dykes; parents, Millard Franklin Douglas and Nancy Gibson Douglas of Elk Valley, Tenn.

Survived by: Sister-in-law, Vera Lee Douglas of Clinton; and many nieces and nephews.

The family received friends from 1 – 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 6, 2012, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton with funeral at 2 p.m. in the chapel with Don Long officiating.

Interment followed the service at Oak Ridge Memorial Park.

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


DEWEY EZELL
DEWEY EZELL

Dec. 31, 2011

Dewey Ezell, 93, Andersonville, passed away at 12:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011, at his residence.

He was of the Baptist faith. He served in the armed services from 1942 – 1945 and was one of the first infantry men to be on the shores of Normandy in World War II.

He was an excellent paint and body man and mechanic, and loved working outdoors. Dewey was employed by TVA, Knoxville Mac, Knoxville Truck Sales and Peterbilt.

He was preceded in death by: Parents, John and Bertha (Loy) Ezell; wife, Edna (Foust) Ezell; daughter, Wilma Gail (Ezell) Longshaw; three sisters; and several nieces and nephews.

He is survived by: Sons, Mickey Ezell of Knoxville, Daniel Ezell and wife Andrea of Andersonville; daughters, Faye Martin and husband Steve of Lenoir City, Debi Fairchild and husband Scott of Clinton; step-daughter, Kathy Foust; brother-in-law, Beechyman Foust

He also leaves behind a very special friend and nephew, Eddie Justice; 15 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends.

His family received his friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012, with his funeral service following at 8 p.m., in the chapel of Jones Mortuary with Bro. Robert Jones officiating.

His interment was at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012, at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church Cemetery in Andersonville with full military honors.

Condolences can be made to the family at www.jonesmortuaryllc.com


BERTHA ELIZABETH BAILEY
BERTHA ELIZABETH BAILEY

Dec. 31, 2011

Bertha Elizabeth Bailey, 101, Clinton, passed away Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011, at NHC Healthcare in Oak Ridge.

She was born Aug. 17, 1910, in Campbell County to the late Joseph and Mary Elizabeth Nelson Cox.

She was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church and was the oldest member there. She loved gardening, raising flowers and strawberries and being a mother.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by: Husband, Frank Bailey; son, Odeva Bailey; Daughter, Cora Suttles; great-grandson, Arick Chapman; and three sisters and three brothers.

Survivors: Daughters, Jean Slover of Oak Ridge, Joyce Harmon and husband Charles of Lake City; brother, Luther Cox of Jacksboro; grandchildren, Wanda Williams, Odeva Jr. Bailey, Kathy Chapman, Scott Bailey, Tim Patterson, Dennis Slover, David Harmon, Kim Moore; 13 great-grandchildren; 17 great-great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and many friends.

The family would like to give a special thanks to NHC Healthcare in Oak Ridge for their loving care given to Bertha.

Visitation was from 6 – 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012, at Hatmaker Funeral Home in Lake City.

Funeral service was at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012, in the Hatmaker Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. James Lane officiating.

Friends and family met at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012. at Oak Grove Cemetery in Lake City for her interment.

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

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


CECIL E. HARMENING
CECIL E. HARMENING

Jan. 3, 2012

Cecil E. Harmening, 93, Clinton, passed away Jan. 3, 2012.

He was a long-time member of South Clinton Baptist Church. He was a U.S. Army Veteran and a member of the Clinton Masonic Lodge, 376.

He enjoyed farming and sports. He loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Preceded in death by: Parents, William and Nora Harmening; daughter, Quindal Miller; brother, Joe Harmening; sisters, Septa Henley, Elizabeth Curry, Martha Jean, and Loueva Gregory.

Survivors: Wife of 72 years, Edith Harmening; son, Mike Harmening and wife Patti; daughter, Cecilia Carden and husband Eddy; son-in-law, Herb Miller; brothers, Ted Harmening, Charles Harmening and wife June; grandchildren, Kim Waggoner and husband Kenneth, Mark Carden and wife Carol, Debbie Glenn and husband Matt, Robby Harmening, Megan Thomas and husband Patrick Ty Harmening and wife Tiffany, Cristin Miller, Andy Miller; great-grandchildren, Sydney, Molly, Tanner, Emma, Olivia, Jacob, Drew, Zachary, Trevor, Tucker, Clara, Shollie and Ella.

The family received friends from 5 – 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton.

Funeral service followed with the Rev. Roger Pugh officiating.

Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012, at Woodhaven Memorial Gardens in Claxton.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to South Clinton Baptist Church.

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


CLIFTON WARD
CLIFTON WARD

Dec. 22, 2011

Clifton Ward, 83, Lake City, passed away Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011, at his home.

He was born March 22, 1928, in Anderson County to the late Rev. Louise and Stella White Ward.

He was a member of the Laural Branch Baptist Church in Briceville. He enjoyed bluegrass music, watching westerns and taking care of his dogs. He retired from the Ford Motor Company in Ohio after many years of service.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by: Wife, Mildred Braden Ward; sisters, Verda Ward and Randy Wilson; son, James E. Ward; daughter, Margaret L Ward.

He is survived by: Children, Patricia Valentine and husband David of Phoenix, Ariz., Donald Ward of Maryland, Joyce E. Huckaby of Kentucky, Carol “Sue” Hoskins of Lake City; grandchildren raised as his own, Michael and wife Bobbie Ward of Kentucky, Shirley Gaylor and husband Eddie of Kentucky; grandchildren, Dewayne Ward and wife Nicole of Kentucky, Marsha Neland and husband Juden of Lafollette, Johnny Ward of Kentucky, Tracy and husband Lynn Foust , David Lairson of Ohio, Tommy Wisby of Arizona, James Hoskins and special friend Angie Owens of Lake City, Margaret Hoskins of Ohio, Robert Hoskins and wife Steph of Lake City; great-grandchildren, Brittany and Michelle Ward and 25 others.

The family received friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 26, 2011, at Holley Gamble Funeral Home in Lake City with the funeral service following at 8 p.m.

Family and friends met at the funeral home 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2011, to go in funeral procession to the Circle Cemetery for an 11 a.m. interment.

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

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



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