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MARGARET BLANTON
MARGARET BLANTON

Jan. 16, 2012

Margaret Blanton, 52, Knoxville, passed away Monday, Jan. 16, 2012, at her residence in Knoxville.

She had a good heart and was always willing to help anybody in need. She enjoyed sewing, arts and crafts and playing games. She was a big animal lover and avid reader.

She was preceded in death by: Parents, Eugene and Earline Oberdick; brother, Jack Oberdick; and sister, Donna Riddle.

Survivors: Son, Jason Myers of Knoxville; sisters, Debbie Howell and husband Alfred of Virginia, Millie Culver and husband Robbie of Arkansas, Jeannie Oberdick of Knoxville; grandchildren, Jason Myers of Pennsylvania.

She also leaves behind several nieces, nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

Her family and friends will have a celebration of her life at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012, in the chapel of Jones Mortuary with the Rev. Jan Oberdick officiating.

Her interment will be private.

Jones Mortuary LLC in Clinton is in charge of all arrangements. Condolences can be made to the family at www.jonesmortuaryllc.com


BESSIE HENSLEY
BESSIE HENSLEY

Jan. 19, 2012

Bessie Hensley, 86, Clinton, passed away Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012, at Golden Living Center in Clinton.

She was a member at South Clinton Baptist Church in Clinton for more than 50 years.

She is survived by: Son, Frank Hensley and wife Susie of Clinton; brother, Ralph Hensley of Oliver Springs; sisters, Pearl Franse of Knoxville, Myrtle Brown of Oliver Springs; one grandchild; one great-grandchild; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Her family will receive her friends from 10 a.m. - noon Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012, at Jones Mortuary. Her graveside service will follow her visitation at Gilbreth Cemetery in the Marlow community with Dr. Roger Pugh officiating.

Jones Mortuary in Clinton is in charge of all arrangements. Condolences can be made to the family at www.jonesmortuaryllc.com


GILTZ ELBERT WHITE
GILTZ ELBERT WHITE

Jan. 18, 2012

Giltz Elbert White, 90, Clinton, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012, at the Golden Living Center Windwood in Clinton.

He was born Sept. 11, 1921, in Anderson County to the late Ervin and Susie Duncan White.

He was a World War II Army veteran who fought in the Battle of the Bulge, and received two Bronze Star medals, and a Purple Heart medal.

He was also a member of Clinch River Baptist Church. He loved gardening, traveling, and spending time with family.

In addition to his parents, He was preceded in death by: Sisters, Fleda Phillips and Bobbie Lee Rainey; brother, Ovas White; niece, Nona Rainey; and nephew, David White.

Survivors: Wife, Samantha Scott White of Clinton; stepdaughter, Carolyn Jenkinson and husband John of Clinton; nieces, Eula Beeler and husband Roy of Lake City, Juanita Lamb and Husband Charles of Harriman; nephew, Ervin Rhea White of Maryville; brother, Harry Dean Winchester of Briceville; a host of other family members and friends.

Visitation will be from 5 – 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012, at Hatmaker Funeral Home in Lake City.

Funeral service will be at 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012, in the Hatmaker Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Tom Byrge and the Rev. Larry Webster officiating.

Friends and family will meet at 9:15 a.m. Monday, Jan. 23, 2012, at Hatmaker Funeral Home to go in procession to Pleasant Hill Cemetery for a 10 a.m. interment with Military Honors by the Campbell County Honor Guard.

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

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


PAULINE IRWIN
PAULINE IRWIN

Jan. 18, 2012

Pauline Irwin, 82, LaFollette, formerly of Lake City, passed away Wednesday January 18, 2012 at the LaFollette Medical Center. She was born October 4, 1929 in Lake City to the late Hutson and Rachael Phillips Inman. Pauline was a member of the Westside Baptist Church. She loved sewing, quilting, and spending time with her family. In addition to her parents, Pauline is preceded in death by her husband: Joseph Charles Irwin, brother: Eugene Inman, and sister Evelyn Queener.

Survivors: Son, Charles Irwin and wife Onda of Caryville; daughters, Lois Irwin of Knoxville, Wilma Norman of Seiverville, Sarah Meeks of Alabama; brother, Jonah Phillips of Lake City; sisters, Helen Holman of LaFollette, Rose Daugherty of Indiana; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandsons; two great-granddaughters; several nieces, nephews, and a host of other family.

Visitation was from 6 – 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20, 2012, at Hatmaker Funeral Home in Lake City.

Funeral service was at 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20, 2012, in the Hatmaker Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Wayne Phillips officiating.

Friends and Family will meet at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012, at Sinking Springs Methodist Cemetery in Clinton for the burial.

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

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


RUBY LEE GRAY
RUBY LEE GRAY

Jan. 18, 2012

Ruby Lee Gray, 90, Oliver springs, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012, at her home.

She was born Jan. 4, 1922, in Tellico Plains. She moved to Oak Ridge in 1946 and began employment on the Manhattan Project at the Y-12 Plant.

She was a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother and she loved spending time with her grandchildren. She enjoyed wildlife and spent a lot of time caring for and feeding wildlife at the back of her house.

She owned and operated Ruby’s Beauty Shop in Oliver Springs before her retirement and she was a member of the Orchard View Baptist Church.

Preceded in death by: Parents, John McNutt and Lucy Giles McNutt; and husband, Harry Levi Gray.

She is survived by: Sons, Charles Gray and wife Frankie of Clarksville,

Eddie Gray of Oliver Springs, Bill Gray and wife Patricia of Oliver Springs and

John Gray of Oak Ridge; grandchildren, Charles Allen Gray, Lori Ann Imbush, Wendy Childs, Adam Gray, Angela Lemons and Craig Gray; great-grandchildren, whom she cherished, Wyatt Imbush, Jacob Childs, Sarah Beth Childs, Samuel Levi Childs, Chase Lemons, Laney and Sadie Gray.

She is also survived by: Special friends, Dutchie Castell of Oak Ridge, Reba Hackworth of Oliver Springs and she frequently traveled to Montana to visit a dear friend, Virginia Cox.

Burial and graveside services will be held Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012, at Anderson Memorial Gardens with Preacher Jeff Hughes officiating.

In lieu of flowers the family request memorial contributions be made to East Tennessee Wildlife Council, c/o Kathryn Perry, 1407 Old Niles Ferry Road, Maryville, TN 37803.

An expression of gratitude is extended to Hospice and nurse, Cleta who was so very helpful during the illness of Mrs. Gray.

Sharp Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. An online guest book is available at www.sharpfh.com


OSCAR ROBINSON JR.
OSCAR ROBINSON JR.

Jan. 17, 2012

Oscar Robinson Jr. 88, Roseville, Mich., died Tuesday, Jan 17, 2012, at St. John’s Macomb Hospital in Warren, Mich.

He was formerly of Oliver Springs and Kingston.

He moved to Roseville, Mich., with his wife and daughter in the early 60’s.

He was born Aug. 29, 1923, in Caryville, to the late Oscar Robinson Sr. and Daisy Nelson Robinson.

He was inducted into the armed services on Jan 15, 1943. He was a butcher at Whitestore in Oliver Springs and also a butcher who worked for Boreman Foods in the Detroit area of Michigan. He was of Baptist faith and a member of Fork Mountain Baptist Church.

He was certified as a Deacon by the church on Nov 6, 1949.

He was also a 32nd degree Scottish Rite Mason and Shriner. On Feb 23, 1944, he married the love of his life, Betty Jane Harris, in Clinton. They were married 57 years at the time of Mrs. Robinson’s passing in October of 2001.

He is survived by: Granddaughter, Lisa Cangialosi; and great-granddaughter, Valentina Cangialosi, both of Clinton Township, Mich.; son-in-lLaw, Mark Schalk of Roseville, Mich.; brother, Herbert Robinson of Royalton, Ohio; sisters, Geneva Galbraith of Willowick, Ohio, Irene Walters of Clinton, and Ruth Shoopman of Oliver Springs; as well as a host of nieces and nephews, who he thought the world of.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by: Spouse, Betty Robinson; daughter, Wanda Robinson Schalk; brothers, Roy Robinson, Charlie Robinson and Alvin Robinson; sisters, Bernice Brock and Charlene Howe

He was a man with a heart of gold, who always had a smile for all those who knew him and even those who didn’t. He was a doting husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle and friend.

He will be deeply missed and there will forever be a void in all of our lives, without him.

We Love you Pa, & we will carry you in our hearts ~ Always...

Visitation will be from 10 – 11 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012, at Hatmaker Funeral Home in Lake City.

Graveside service will follow visitation at Anderson Memorial Gardens in Clinton, Tennessee at 11:30 a.m.

You may also view his guestbook at www.hatmakerfuneralhome.com


DELLA MAE MELTON SEIBER
DELLA MAE MELTON SEIBER

Jan. 17, 2012

Della Mae Melton Seiber, 74, Briceville, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012, at her residence.

She was born June 7, 1937, in Briceville to the late Alvis and Talitha Duncan Melton.

She was a member the First Baptist Church of Briceville. She loved gardening, flowers, and spending time with her family, especially her grandkids.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by: Brothers, Mose and Leon Melton.

Survivors: Sons, Paul David Braden and wife Glenna of Dalton, Ga., Ricky Ray Braden of Briceville, Bobby Edward Braden and wife Rhonda of Briceville, Billy Allen Braden and fiance, Jody Butler of Briceville, Robby Lynn Braden of Briceville, Kenneth Eugene Braden II and wife Vivian of Kingston; daughters, Kathy Daniels and husband Ralph of Briceville, Donna Mae Nelson and husband James of Harriman; brothers, James Carl Melton of Claxton, Billy Joe Melton of Lake City; isters, Drucilla Harbor of Clinton, Rosytine Grahan of Greenville, Carolyn Conkin of Greenville, Emma Lou Smith of Oklahoma; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren, who all loved and adored her. She will be greatly missed.

Visitation was from 6 – 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012, at Hatmaker Funeral Home in Lake City.

Funeral service was at 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012, in the Hatmaker Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Charlie Mac Marlow officiating.

Friends and family met at 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20, 2012, at Woodhaven Memorial Gardens for her burial.

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

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


CHARLOTTE FAYE CARROLL
CHARLOTTE FAYE CARROLL

Jan. 17, 2012

Charlotte Faye Carroll, 73, Clinton, passed away Jan. 17, 2012.

She was born April 6, 1938, in Hawkins County and was the oldest of six children.

She taught for 34 years at Woodland Elementary School in Oak Ridge before retiring in 1995. She was of the Baptist faith.

Preceded in death by: Parents, Ezra C. and Nellie Simpson Carroll; brother, Wayne Carroll

Survivors: Brothers, Ronald Carroll, Lynn and wife Mary Carroll; sisters, Linda Blaker, Sharon and husband Lanny Benson, Gayle Carroll; sister In-law, Mary Carroll; nephews, Mark Carroll and Lanny R. Benson; nieces, Angie Carroll and Malynda Strickland; great-nephews and niece, Austin, Ethan, and Madalyn Strickland

The family wishes to express their thanks to Dr. Victor Salter, Dr. Gregory LeMense, Sarah, Patty and the staff of Pulmonary Specialist of Knoxville PC for their dedicated care.

The family received friends from 6 – 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton.

Graveside service was at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 20, 2012, at Woodhaven Memorial Gardens in Claxton.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Alzheimer’s Tennessee, Inc., 2270 Sutherland Ave., Suite 202, Knoxville, TN 37919 or American Lung Association, 1466 Riverside Dr., Suite D, Chattanooga, TN, 37406.

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


AIDERN DON PARKS
AIDERN DON PARKS

Jan. 17, 2012

Aidern Don Parks, 74, Lake City, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.

He was born July 12, 1937, in Lake City to the late James Columbus and Ruby Lay Parks.

He was a 20-year Air Force veteran who served in Vietnam. He was also a member of the Byram’s Fork Baptist Church in Andersonville. He loved fishing, hunting, the outdoors, farming, and gardening.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Sue Parks Foust.

Survivors: Wife, Caroline Freeman Parks of Lake City; sons, Donald Kevin Parks and wife Bonnie Castellaw Parks of Milan; daughter, Dee Ann Caroline Parks Powers and husband Robert of Powell; brothers, Lonnie Parks and wife Mary of Lake City, James Everett Parks of Lake City; grandchildren, Thomas Powers, Stephanie Powers, John Parks, David Parks; special nephew, Ronn Parks; special nieces, nephews, and a host of other family.

The family: “We would like to show our appreciation to the Thomspon Oncology and Radiation Group of Oak Ridge and Dr. Micheal Thompson.”

Visitation will be from 5 – 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012, at Hatmaker Funeral Home in Lake City.

Funeral service will be at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012, in the Hatmaker Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Tom Byrge officiating.

Friends and Family will meet at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 22, 1012, at Hatmaker Funeral Home to go in procession to Leach Cemetery for a 2:30 p.m. burial.

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

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


RUTH JEANINE HORNER LEINART
RUTH JEANINE HORNER LEINART

Jan. 16, 2012

Ruth Jeanine Horner Leinart, 81, Lake City, passed away Monday, Jan. 16, 2012, at Golden Living Center in Clinton.

She was born March 10, 1930, in Anderson County to the late Horace Hampton and Maude Catherine Guyton Horner.

She was a member of Lake City United Methodist Church.

She also loved bingo, the beach, and she especially loved her grandchildren and her dog, Crackers.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Donnie Spitzer.

Survivors: Daughter, Kathy Spitzer of Lake City; sons, Ronnie Spitzer and wife Sandy of Lake City, Billy Spitzer and wife Linda of Clinton, Richard Leinart of Lake City, Terry Leinart of Lake City; brothers, Kelly Horner and wife Thelma of Powell, Gene Horner and wife Mary Sue of Lake City; grandchildren, Donna Kay and Terry Brown of Dalton, Ga., Renee and Shaun Campbell of Rock Face, Ga., Ronnie Spitzer, Ashley Spitzer of Lake City, Casey Spitzer of Clinton, Christina Leinart of St. Matthews, S.C., Jake Moore of Briceville. Leslie and Kristofer Hagan of Great Falls, Montana.; great-grandchildren, Linzee Brown, Staesha Campbell, Hailey and MacKenzie Spitzer, Zander Moore; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Visitation was from 6 – 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012, at Hatmaker Funeral Home in Lake City.

Friends and Family met at Hatmaker Funeral Home at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012, to go in procession to Anderson Memorial Gardens in Clinton for graveside services.

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

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


CARL LLOYD HENSLEY
CARL LLOYD HENSLEY

Jan. 18, 2012

Carl Lloyd Hensley, 77, Clinton, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.

He was born June 13, 1934, in Hurley, Va.

He moved to Oliver Springs 40 years ago and continued to live in Anderson County.

He was a retired coal miner who worked for United Coal Company in Tennessee, Kentucky and Virginia.

He served his country in the United States Marine Corp during the Korean War. While serving his country he received several medals, citations, ribbons and awards, including a Purple Heart.

He was preceded in death by: Parents, Lester and Ella Lester Hensley, by sons, Tony and Michael Hensley, by sisters; Sally Hensley and Laura Rash and by a brothers, Bill Hensley and Ralph Hensley.

He is survived by: Wife, Dixie Owens Hensley of Clinton; children, Jackie Ward and wife Ruby of Oliver Springs, Frances Ward of Oak Ridge, Sharon Ward of Clinton and Michael Ward of Clinton; grandchildren, Cody Ward, Brittany Ward, Ellie Hicks, Carla Hicks and Nickki McGhee; and one great-grandchild.

He is also survived by: Brother, Raymond Hensley of Las Vegas, Nev.; sister, Susie Taylor of Independence, Va.; and nieces, nephews, and extended family members.

Burial and graveside services with full military honors was held at noon Friday, Jan. 20, 2012, at Davis Cemetery in Coalfield.

Sharp Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. An online guest book is available at www.sharpfh.com



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