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JAMES WAYNE ‘JIMMY’ SISSOM
JAMES WAYNE ‘JIMMY’ SISSOM

Jan. 27, 2012

James Wayne “Jimmy” Sisson, 62, Oliver Springs, passed away Friday, Jan. 27, 2012, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

He was born Aug. 25, 1949, in the Stone Building in Oliver Springs.

He took great pride in Oliver Springs and he was employed as an Oliver Springs Police Officer until his retirement.

He was a kind and generous man who would give you the shirt from his back. He loved his family and was happiest when family was together. The pride of his life was his grandchildren and he enjoyed spending as much time with them as he possibly could.

He was an outdoorsman, a sportsman who enjoyed fishing, hunting and camping. He also enjoyed drag racing.

He and his best friend, Kenneth Justice, had a large garden and they spent a lot of time together tending to the vegetables.

He was preceded in death by: Father, James L. Sisson; paternal grandparents, James M. and Mary G. Sisson; and maternal grandparents, Elmer E. and Hettie Ann Sproles.

He is survived by: Loving wife of 44 years, Mary Celesta “Sue” Sisson; mother, Peggy Sisson of Oliver Springs; daughter, Cindy Bias and husband Don of the Dyllis Community; grandchildren, Matthew Bias and wife Christina of Oakdale, Nicole and Emily Bias of Dyllis; ssister, Becky Hall and husband Terry of Oliver Springs.

He is also survived by: Brother-in-law, Roy B. Pugh III and wife Julie of Virginia; sister-in-law, Denise Jernigan and husband Mike of Virginia; several nieces, nephews, extended family members and many special friends.

The family received friends from 5 – 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012, 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 noon Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012, at Long Cemetery in Dutch Valley.

Sharp Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


PAM TEDROW SIMMONS
PAM TEDROW SIMMONS

Jan. 16, 2012

Mrs. Pam Tedrow Simmons, 56, Carthage passed away Monday, Jan. 16, 2012, at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville.

She was born Oct. 19, 1955, in Woodland, Calif., the daughter of Valeda Joyce Thomas and the late William Douglas (Billy) James.

She was also preceded in death by: First husband, Johnnie Robert Tedrow on Feb. 13, 1999.

She was a 1974 graduate of Gordonsville High School. She recieved her licensed practical nursing degree from Tennessee Technology Center in Hartsville. She worked as a LPN at Smith County and Carthage General Hospital as well as the Wilson County Jail. She spent most of her career working as an OB Nurse. She was a member of the Church of Christ.

She married Donald Ray Simmons on April 7, 2001.

She is survived by: Husband, Donald Simmons of Carthage; children, Michelle Madell of Brush Creek, Robert (Cindy) Tedrow of Carthage, and Joyce Tedrow of Carthage; mother, Joyce Thomas (Hayden) Evans of Clinton; step-daughters, Misty (Cory) Wood of Hickman, Amber (Brandon) Boyd of Slidale, La., and Trisha (Duey) Pounders of Horn Lake, Miss.; brothers, Randy (JoAnn) James of Riddleton, Michael James of Knoxville; sister, Ruth Wheeler of College Grove; grandchildren, John Madell, Kendra Madell, Kodey Madell, Destiny Tedrow, Johnnie Tedrow, and Madison Tedrow; eight step-grandchildren; and an unborn grandchild due on July 22, 2012.

Funeral services for Mrs. Simmons were conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20, 2012, at Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Homes with Edward L. Anderson officiating. Interment followed in Smith County Memorial Gardens.

Visitation with the Simmons Family was at the Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Homes from 4 – 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012, and from 4 – 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012, and after 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 20, 2012.

The Simmons Family request that donations be made to the American Cancer Society.


TERRY WILLIS ‘T.J.’ JONES
TERRY WILLIS ‘T.J.’ JONES

Jan. 26, 2012

Terry Willis “T.J.” Jones, 53, passed away Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012, at his home in the Joyner Community in Morgan County.

He was born Jan. 9, 1959, in Morgan County, where he had continued to live throughout his life.

He loved his family, his friends and he enjoyed life. Before his disability he was a construction worker.

He was preceded in death by: Parents, Miller and Cassie Jones; brothers, Howard and Billy Ray Jones; and sisters, Norma Taylor, Charlene and Juarlene Jones.

He is survived by: Daughter, Danielle Jones of Oliver Springs; son, Tony Taylor and wife Mary of Halls; grandchildren, Hannah Seiber of Oliver Springs and Bailey Taylor of Halls.

He is also survived by: Brothers, Donald Jones and wife Ester of Harlingen, Texas, Benny Jones and wife Kim of Coalfield, Harold Dean Jones and wife Cora Lou of Coalfield and Ronnie Jones and wife Rhonda of Coalfield; sisters, Irene Griffin of Wartburg, Mary Shepherd of LaFollette, Olivia Rather and husband Roy of Oliver Springs and Juanita Cooper of Oliver Springs; and a host of nieces, nephews, extended family members and special friends including Teresa Jenkins.

The family received friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012, at Sharp Funeral Home.

The funeral followed at 8 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Garvan Walls and the Rev. Ralph Wilson officiating.

Burial and graveside services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 30, 212, at Stephens Cemetery.

Sharp Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

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


JANICE FAYE HEITHAUS
JANICE FAYE HEITHAUS

Dec. 11, 2011

Clinton native, Janice Faye Heithaus (nee Summers), died in Ohio Dec. 11, 2011.

She was the daughter of Doyle Von Summers and Alta (Davis) Summers.

She attended Clinton High School and worked at Hoskins Drug Store off and on for about five years.

She was a Clinton resident until 1964, then moved to Ohio.

She was the beloved wife of Dave Heithaus; loving mother of Michael (Kathy) Myers, David and Bryan Theaderman and Joseph Heithaus; devoted grandmother of Angela (Matthew) Adams, Shane and Stephanie Theaderman; great-grandmother of Page and K.J. Gibson, Maddox and Lydia Adams and Nicholas Theaderman; dear sister of Shelby Savage and Naomi Ruth Roberts.

She was preceded in death by: Siblings, Shirlene Taylor, Donnie and Ronnie Summers.

She died Dec. 11, 2011, at age 70, a resident of Wayne Township, Ohio.

Services were at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 16, 2011, at the Edenton First Baptist Church with visitation from 6 – 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011, at Evans Funeral Home 1944 St. Rt. 28, Goshen.

Cards and condolences may be sent to: 2593 St. Rt. 133, Bethel, Ohio, 45106.

www.evansfuneralhome.com


JEAN HENSLEY CARTER
Jean Hensley Carter, 85, Oliver Springs, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.

She was born Feb. 27, 1926, in the lower camp of Windrock Mountain.

She was a lifelong resident of this area.

She loved her family and following the death of her late husband she remained in the family home and cared for her parents.

She was a faithful member of the Frost Bottom Missionary Baptist Church and she served as the church pianist for over 60 years.

She was preceded in death by: Husband, Corporal Albert Carter, who lost his life in defense of our country during the Korean War; parents, the Rev. Earnest Hensley and Eva Lowe Hensley; sister, Ethel Braden; and brothers, the Rev. Oscar Hensley and Cordell Hensley.

She is survived by: Brothers, Wilburn Hensley and wife Bobbie, and Willie Hensley of Oliver Springs; sisters, Gladys Louise Seiber, Ruby Brown and Mary Collett, all of Oliver Springs, and Jeanette Lively and husband R.M. of Wartburg; brother-in-law, Tommy Carter and wife Jean of Oliver Springs; sister-in-law, Betty Flanagan of Oliver Springs; and a host of nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends including a special friend, Robyn Patterson.

The family received friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3, 2012, at Sharp Funeral Home.

The funeral followed at 8 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Tommy Hensley officiating.

Burial and graveside services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012, at Frost Bottom Cemetery.

Sharp Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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


CHALLIS BROUGHTON
CHALLIS BROUGHTON

Jan. 27, 2012

Challis Broughton, Clinton, died Jan. 27, 2012, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.

He was born June 1, 1949, in Baughman, Ky., to Arthur and Abner Broughton.

He served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1967 to 1969. He was a graduate of Union College in Barbourville, Ky., and completed graduate studies at Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio. He was retired from the U.S. Department of Energy in Oak Ridge.

He was preceded in death by: Parents; and brothers, Dillard and Charles Broughton.

He is survived by: Wife, Carol Morrison Broughton; daughter, Mary Margaret and Anthony Hensley of Claxton; son, Jason and Kelly Broughton of San Diego, Calif.; step-daughters, Cher and Troy Price of Clinton and Kym and Kreis Stone of Knoxville; grandchildren, Amber Hensley, Braden Hensley, and Lilian Broughton; and step-grandchildren Macy and Bailey Price.

He is also survived by: Brothers and sisters, Floyd and Louis Broughton of Virginia Beach, Va., Shirley and Charlie Campbell of Brownstown, Mich., Bill Broughton of Shelby Township, Mich., Jerry and Carol Broughton of Monroe, Mich., Dora and Charles Welch of Ocala, Fla., Gary Broughton of Morristown, Deborah and Marty Wolary of Morristown; and sister-in-law, Lou Broughton of Washington, Mich.

He is survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

Receiving of friends was from 5:30 – 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton.

There was a private graveside service held for Challis.

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


MARY REMELL HARRIS
MARY REMELL HARRIS

Jan. 28, 2012

Mary Remell Harris, 75, Oliver Springs, passed away Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012, at her home.

She was born Feb. 1, 1936, in Birmingham, Ala., moving to Oak Ridge in 1953.

She and her family moved back to Alabama and made a final move to Oliver Springs in 1987.

She was a homemaker, a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and she loved cooking and caring for her family.

She was a faithful member of Beech Fork Holiness Church.

She was preceded in death by: Parents, Horace and Jesse Limbaugh, sisters, Louise Steward, Eva Limbaugh and Ruth Seidel; and half-brother, Jim Limbaugh.

She is survived by: Husband of 58 years, Daniel Harris; sons, Daniel Harris Jr. and Jonathan Harris; daughter, Mary Isham and husband Joel, all of Oliver Springs; grandchildren, Tessa Harris of Oliver Springs, Jessica Brown of Oneonta, Ala., Shane Harris of Oliver Springs and Dakotah Harris of Harriman; great-grandchildren, Hezeki, Ayanna, Elijah, Aliyah, Jennings and Alycia Brown.

She is also survived by: Nieces, nephews, extended family members and special friends, including Herman and Margaret Woods, JP “Doc” Morgan and Myrtice, and all her brothers and sisters at Beech Fork Holiness Church.

The family received friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012, at Sharp Funeral Home.

The funeral followed at 8 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Herman Woods, Pastor Nick Hill and Brother Joel Isham officiating.

Burial and graveside services were held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012, at Anderson Memorial Gardens.

Sharp Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

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


PAM TEDROW SIMMONS
PAM TEDROW SIMMONS

Jan. 16, 2012

Mrs. Pam Tedrow Simmons, 56, Carthage passed away Monday, Jan. 16, 2012, at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville.

She was born Oct. 19, 1955, in Woodland, Calif., the daughter of Valeda Joyce Thomas and the late William Douglas (Billy) James.

She was also preceded in death by: First husband, Johnnie Robert Tedrow on Feb. 13, 1999.

She was a 1974 graduate of Gordonsville High School. She recieved her licensed practical nursing degree from Tennessee Technology Center in Hartsville. She worked as a LPN at Smith County and Carthage General Hospital as well as the Wilson County Jail. She spent most of her career working as an OB Nurse. She was a member of the Church of Christ.

She married Donald Ray Simmons on April 7, 2001.

She is survived by: Husband, Donald Simmons of Carthage; children, Michelle Madell of Brush Creek, Robert (Cindy) Tedrow of Carthage, and Joyce Tedrow of Carthage; mother, Joyce Thomas (Hayden) Evans of Clinton; step-daughters, Misty (Cory) Wood of Hickman, Amber (Brandon) Boyd of Slidale, La., and Trisha (Duey) Pounders of Horn Lake, Miss.; brothers, Randy (JoAnn) James of Riddleton, Michael James of Knoxville; sister, Ruth Wheeler of College Grove; grandchildren, John Madell, Kendra Madell, Kodey Madell, Destiny Tedrow, Johnnie Tedrow, and Madison Tedrow; eight step-grandchildren; and an unborn grandchild due on July 22, 2012.

Funeral services for Mrs. Simmons were conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20, 2012, at Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Homes with Edward L. Anderson officiating. Interment followed in Smith County Memorial Gardens.

Visitation with the Simmons Family was at the Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Homes from 4 – 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012, and from 4 – 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012, and after 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 20, 2012.

The Simmons Family request that donations be made to the American Cancer Society.


TINA QUEEN
TINA QUEEN

Jan. 29, 2011

Tina Queen, 48, Clinton, passed away Jan. 29, 2012, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.

She was a loving wife and mother and enjoyed spending time with her family. She also enjoyed working in her flowers, being outdoors, and baking. She was a very caring lady and was always willing to help others.

She was preceded in death by: Grandparents, Roscoe and Maudie Smith; mother in-law, Luzenia Queen.

Survivors: Her loving husband, Danny Queen; mother, Ella Rose Cox; sons, Dustin Queen, Ryan Queen; daughter, Sheena Queen; brother, Donald Cox and wife Dottie; sisters, Jan Taylor and husband George, Pam Monday and husband Bill, Rhonda Gathright, Penny Crigger, Susie Fields and husband Ronnie, Tammy Sherrod; sister-in-laws, Rhonda Reed and husband Johnny, Libby Smith and husband Steve, Nadeanne Kleinman and husband Joel; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and friends.

The family received friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton.

Funeral service followed at 8 p.m.

Graveside service was at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012, at Woodhaven Memorial Gardens in Claxton.

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


DONNELL BROCK
DONNELL BROCK

Jan. 29, 2012

Donnell Brock, age 50 of Clinton, passed away Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012, after a short battle with colon cancer.

He was a member of Glory Way Baptist Church. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends and his greatest joy in life was his grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by: Father, Avey Brock; father-in-law, Shearl Trentham; two brothers; and one sister.

Survivors: Wife of 29 years, Lisa Brock; daughter, Pam Mitchell and husband Brian; mother, Ola Brock; sister, Lisa Griggs and husband Jeff; brothers, Dwight Brock, Danny Brock, Jeffrey Brock, Ronnie Brock; beloved grandchildren, Tyler, L.B., Amber, Emily and Madison; mother-in-law, Elmira Trentham; special cousins, Harry and Libby Bumgardner; several nieces, nephews and many dear friends.

The family received friends from 6 – 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton.

Funeral service followed with Pastor David Hutchinson officiating.

Graveside service was at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 3, 2012, at Chandler Cemetery, 1011 Brushy Valley Road, Heiskell. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Y-12 Federal Credit Union-Donnell Brock Memorial Fund.

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


JOHNNY KATHRYNE FREEMAN
JOHNNY KATHRYNE FREEMAN

Jan. 30, 2012

Johnny Kathryne Freeman went home to be with the Lord Jan. 30, 2012, at the age of 68.

She passed as she lived: Gracefully and surrounded by family.

She was a devoted and loving wife, mother and grandmother. She had recently celebrated her 44th year of marriage to her soulmate. She was a strong proponent of education, insisting that her children achieve all that they set out to do and helping them to do just that with her unwavering love and support.

She struck a perfect balance of spoiling her grandchildren and making certain that they too could achieve their goals. Whether in times of joy or in times of struggle, she was a solid bedrock of support and love for all who knew her.

She was a long-time member of Edgemoor Baptist Church, and was devoted to her Lord. She always tried to be an ambassador for Christ to all she met, and treated everyone with His love, kindness and respect.

With her husband, she was co-owner of Claxton True Value Hardware Store, widely seen as the gathering place and social center of the Claxton community, of which she was as an ardent and unabashed supporter.

She was such an integral part of the community that she became known as the “Mayor of Claxton,” an honorary title that she wore with pride.

She fought for Claxton’s independence and development, organizing and supporting efforts to maintain and improve the community.

She was preceded in death by: Parents, James and Helen Jenkins; first husband, William Von Hardin; father and mother-in-law, W.D. and Mertha Hardin; father and mother-in-law, H.B. and Drotha Freeman; and brother-in-law, Willis Freeman.

She is survived by: Husband, Dillis D. Freeman; daughter, Billy Von and Dr. Tim Powers; son, Dillis and Rebecca Freeman; grandchildren, John Paul and Grace Kathryne Lee Powers; sister, Jane and Kenneth Ivey; brother, James and Diane Jenkins; sister-in-law, Phyllis and Mike Daily; sister-in-law, Dorothy and Jim Sharp; and dozens of nieces, nephews, and grandnieces and grandnephews whom she adored.

The family wishes to thank all who sustained the family during Johnny’s hard-fought struggle with cancer through food, laughter, support and prayers.

A special thanks goes to those who provided special help to the family in Johnny’s time of need: Her sister, Jane, and niece, Leslie Turpin, Sharon Yoder, Joyce Cabe, Jim and Doris Kennedy, Laura Owens, Jennifer Zimmerman, Suzanne Spring, John Walker, Jo Williams, and Tony Glandon. The family would especially like to thank Sherri Daniels, who treated Johnny like family while caring for her.

The family will receive friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton with funeral service at 8 p.m. with Pastor Rick Miller and the Rev. Kenneth Ivey officiating.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 5, 2012, at Woodhaven Memorial Gardens in Claxton.

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


JOSEPH MIKE DUBOIS
JOSEPH MIKE DUBOIS

Nov. 18, 2011

Joseph Mike Dubois, 66, Clinton, passed away Nov. 18, 2011, at his home after a brief illness.

He was born Dec. 19, 1944, in Anniston, Ala.

He was a member of the class of 1964 at Clinton High School.

He was preceded in death by: Parents, Joseph and Elsie Winfree Dubois; grandparents, James Cultur Winfree and Mattie Hale Winfree.

Survivors: Cousin, Bobby Whitaker of North Carolina; and several cousins in McMinnville.

A graveside service was held Nov. 25, 2011, in Smithville, Tenn., where he was buried beside his parents at DeKalb County Memorial Gardens.

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


SARAH TAMMY TORRES
SARAH TAMMY TORRES

Jan. 26, 2012

Sarah Tammy Torres, 47, Lake City, lost a three-month battle with cervical cancer Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012, at the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville.

Sarah was born on March 21, 1964, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge to Lemual Augustas and Alma Newman.

She married her beloved husband, Ralph David Torres, on June 30, 1980. The loving couple spent 31 wonderful years together.

She was an incredible homemaker, a loving mother, and a delightful grandmother. She cherished her grandchildren greatly and loved spending time with them. She was an avid photographer who had a remarkable gift. She had a passion for the sea. She loved being at the beach with her family and friends.

She adored visiting lighthouses and photographing their beauty. Two of her favorite things to do were reading Edgar Allen Poe books and writing in her journal.

She was preceded in death by: Parents, Lemual Augustas and Alma Newman; father-in-law, Ralph Torres; and sister, Linda Morris.

She is survived by: Husband, Ralph David Torres; sons, David Torres, Steven Torres and wife Ashley; daughters, Tabatha Miller and husband Mark, Jessica Torres; granddaughters, Emma and Kourtney Torres; grandson, Kyden Torres; mother-in-law, Mable Torres; brothers, Eddie and Gus Newman; sisters, Yvonne Smith and Brenda Bancroft; and many other relatives and friends.

A memorial to celebrate Sarah’s life will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012, at Holley Gamble Funeral Home in Lake City.

Receiving of family and friends will be held from 1-2 p.m.You may also view Sarah’s guestbook online at www.Holleygamblefh.com.

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



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