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PAUL ABNER
PAUL ABNER

Jan. 10, 2013

Paul Abner, 93, Lake City, passed away Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, at Briarcliff Health Care Center in Oak Ridge.

He was born in Anderson County Oct. 10, 1919, to the late Robert and Versa Rhea Abner.

When he was a teenager he joined the CCC’s and was stationed in the Smoky Mountains for several years. He went on to join the United States Air Force and served in World War II. He retired from Y-12 after 35 years of service. In his later years, he enjoyed fishing and going out to eat with family and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by: Wife, Lorene Martin Abner; and brother, Tony Abner

He is survived by: Son, Duane Abner of Lake City; daughter, Sue Lee of Powell; granddaughter, Amanda Elmore and husband Bert of Knoxville; great-grandkids, Katlyn, Naaman, Ella Grace and Taylor Elmore

The family received friends from 3 – 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013, at Holley Gamble Funeral Home in Lake City with a memorial service following at 4 p.m. with the Rev. Bill Dean officiating.

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


ANGELA (ANGIE) LEINART BLACKMON
ANGELA (ANGIE) LEINART BLACKMON

Jan. 14, 2013

Angela (Angie) Leinart Blackmon, surrounded by her family, passed away peacefully Jan. 14, 2013, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Born May 17,1958, she was a native of Clinton, but had resided in Texas for the last 26 years.

She was the owner and operator of the Volunteer Ranch for unwanted and unloved animals. She was an avid gardener and loved landscape design. She was a master cake artist/designer who formed a successful business and recently won the Capital Confectioners Cake and Sugar Art Competition in Austin, Texas. Her cake art will be featured in the March/April issue of the National Cake Decorating Magazine. She loved her family and friends and was always available to them.

She is survived in death by: Loving husband of 32 years, Joseph (Joe) Blackmon; son, Joey Blackmon; daughter, Courtney Mosquinski and Dewayne Mosquinski; parents, Bill I and Jean Leinart; sister, Patrice Davis and Mark Davis; sister-in-laws, Jennifer Lynch and Melissa Leinart; special aunt, Bobbie Stooksbury; uncles, Eugene Stooksbury and Clark Courtney; special cousin, Debbie Zachary; cousins, David and Shawna Courtney; nephews, Brian Lynch, Matt Lynch, Eric Lynch, Will Leinart and Ben Leinart; niece, Elizabeth Leinart.

Visitation will be from 6 – 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton.

Funeral services with Brother Mike Thompson will follow. Burial will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday January 23rd at Sunset Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in loving memory of Angie Blackmon to the Needville Animal Hospital,

P.O. Box 556, Needville, Texas, 77461-8444.

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


MICHAEL ALLEN BROWN
MICHAEL ALLEN BROWN

Jan. 13, 2013

Michael Allen Brown, 36, Oliver Springs, passed away Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013, in Oliver Springs.

He was born Oct. 13, 1976, in Knoxville. He lived in Florida and Pennsylvania before moving back to Oliver Springs.

He was a professional baseball pitcher who was drafted by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays before the team was franchised into major league baseball.

While playing at Tampa Bay the team was franchised and the first pitch of the first game was signed by the entire team of the Devil Rays and the baseball is now archived in Cooperstown, in the baseball hall of fame. He played for the Tampa Bay Rays for four years and later for the Pittsburg Pirates for two years. Following a career ending injury he returned home and worked in auto sales at Toyota of Knoxville.

He was preceded in death by: Maternal grandfather, Winford Shoopman; maternal step-grandfather, Albert Cox; paternal grandparents, Roy and Lavada Brown; aunt, Elissa Hatfield; sister-in-law, Stephanie Brown; sons, Gage, Grayson and Jackson Brown.

He is survived by: The love of his life, daughter, Kailey Brown and her mother, Nikki; parents, Vincent and Sandy Brown; brother, Josh Brown; and maternal grandmother, Florence Cox.

He is also survived by: Uncles, Wimp Shoopman, Kenneth Shoopman and Pete Hatfield; aunt, Linda Edwards; many friends, including a special friend, Amy Hester and other extended relatives.

Funeral services and burial will be private.

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


LUTHER M. ‘KEN’ CARROLL
LUTHER M. ‘KEN’ CARROLL

Jan. 16, 2013

Luther M. “Ken” Carroll, 89, Oliver Springs, died Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013, at his home.

He was born June 19, 1923, in Anderson County.

He lived in the New River Community before moving to Oliver Springs in 1953.

He was a member of the Red Oak Baptist Church and a member of the Odd Fellows Lodge. He was a retired coal miner who worked in the area coal mines until his retirement. Following his coal mining career he worked in Oak Ridge at the Oak Ridger.

He was preceded in death by: Parents, Sampson Carroll and Emily Jones Carroll; brothers, Verlie, Rulie and Jasper Carroll; sisters, Elsie Brummitt and Ethel Daugherty; grandson, Joseph Adam Carroll.

He is survived by: Wife, Dolina Seiber Carroll of Oliver Springs; children, Lola Tucker and husband Ray of Petros, Brenda Bowling and husband Gary of Clinton, and Farrell Carroll and wife Oma Faye of Oliver Springs; grandchildren, Mickey Tucker and wife Tonya of Petros, Greg Bowling of Clinton, Cynthia Cogswell and husband Gary of Clinton, Steven Carroll and wife Shenna of Clinton, and Billy Hall of Oliver Springs; eight great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter.

He is also survived by: Brother, Lonas Carroll of Nashville; sister, Pearl Gibson of Kentucky; and by several nieces, nephews, extended family members and special friends.

The family will receive friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, at Sharp Funeral Home.

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

Burial and graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013, at Seiber Cemetery on New River.

Sharp Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.


ROBERT LYNN GAYLOR
ROBERT LYNN GAYLOR

Jan. 11, 2013

Robert Lynn Gaylor, infant son of Jordan Mills of Oak Ridge and Charlie Gaylor of Oliver Springs, died Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, at the University of Tennessee Medical Center, Knoxville.

He is also survived by: Maternal grandparents, Kimberly Deforest and husband James of Oak Ridge and Paul Mills of Virginia; paternal grandparents, Robert and Della Robbins of Oliver Springs.

Burial and graveside services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013, at Laurel Grove Cemetery.

Sharp Funeral home was in charge of the arrangements.

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


EDITH W. FOX
EDITH W. FOX

Jan. 11, 2013

Edith W. Fox, 98 a longtime resident of Andersonville before moving to New Market, passed away Jan. 11, 2013, at the Chandler House Assisted Living in Jefferson County.

She was a member of New Market Baptist Church.

Preceded in death by: Husband, Glenn Fox; parents; five brothers; four sisters; special friend, Laura Robbie Stooksbury.

Survivors: Son, John Fox and wife Susan; daughter, June Sharp and husband Alan; grandchildren, Kaylin Whittaker and husband Jeff, Aaron Fox and wife Janice, Rodney Fox, Karen Shaffer and husband Jon, Dan Sharp and wife Karen, Kevin Sharp and wife Michele; great-grandchildren, Jordan and Kayli Whittaker, Katie and Ethan Fox, Dakota and Lake Fox, Eric Shaffer, Ali Scott and husband Lukus and Steven Sharp; sister-in-law, Wanda Wallace; several nieces and nephews.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to special friend and caregiver, Loraine Wylie, and the loving staff of Chandler House.

Memorial donations may be made to New Market Baptist Church, Bldg. Fund.

The family received friends from 2 – 3 p.m. Monday, Jan. 14, 2013, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton.

The funeral was at 3 p.m. in the chapel with the Rev. J.W. Taylor and Pastor Ronnie Zills officiating.

Interment immediately followed at Andersonville Cemetery.

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


BUFORD LEE GOINS
BUFORD LEE GOINS

Jan. 16, 2013

Buford Lee Goins, 78, passed away Jan. 16, 2013, at his home in Clinton.

He was a loving husband, grandfather, and great grandfather, and was involved in a fishing club.

He was preceded in death by: Parents, Roscoe and Gertie (Pratt) Goins; and sister, Velma Albertini.

He is survived by: Loving wife, Dolores Marie Goins of Clinton; son, Donald M. Goins and wife Kathy of Lake City; daughters, Linda Taras and husband Kenneth of Powell, Debra Harmon and husband Edward of Clinton, Brenda Cook and husband Frank of Clinton; brother, Joseph Goins and wife Donna of Clinton; sister, Wilma Jean Bullock and husband Elbert of Clinton; three grandchildren; and four great grandchildren.

At Buford’s request there will be no services for him.

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

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


MELANIE ANN DISNEY HILL
MELANIE ANN DISNEY HILL

Jan. 9, 2013

Melanie Ann Disney Hill, 47, Lake City, left this world Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013, at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center of Knoxville.

She was born Dec. 10, 1965, in Hammond, Ind., to Paul James and Eva Vowell Disney.

She was a member of Guiding Star Baptist Church. She enjoyed sewing, her dog, Obe, gospel and country music, and listening to preaching on television. She had many friends and loved them all. She had a kind, loving, and giving heart. She was a loving wife, daughter, sister, and aunt.

She was preceded in death by: Father, Paul James Disney; and sister, Donna Daugherty.

Survivors: Mother, Eva Disney of Lake City; love of her life, Orvel Hill Jr. of Lake City; sisters, Connie Cox and husband Mike of Lake City, Angie Carden and husband Larry of Lake City; special niece, April Carden; several other nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, relatives, and friends.

Visitation was from 5 – 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, at Hatmaker Funeral Home in Lake City.

Funeral service was at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, in the Hatmaker Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Johnny Raines, and the Rev. Kenny Bean officiating.

Friends and family met at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, at Foust Cemetery in Lake City for her interment.

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

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


MARY RUTH PRATER HOLDER
MARY RUTH PRATER HOLDER

Jan. 15, 2013

Mary Ruth Prater Holder, 74, Powell, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013, at Park West Medical Center in Knoxville.

She was born Oct. 10, 1938, in Roane County.

She moved to Powell in 1969.

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

She was a faithful Christian and a member of the Mountain View Baptist Church in Lake City.

She retired from Allied Chemical as a seamstress following 17 years of employment.

She was preceded in death by: Parents, Clyde and Lema Prater; and brothers, Charles and Marvin Prater.

She is survived by: Husband, Willie Edward Holder of Powell; sons, Edward Lee Holder of Claxton and Wesley Allen Holder of Powell, by a daughter, Aletha Babb and husband Ralph of Knoxville; grandchildren, Dustin Babb and wife Melissa, Randy Babb, Dillon Holder and Jackson Holder; and great-grandchildren, Riley and Madison Babb.

She is also survived by: Sister, Brenda Tinnell and husband,Wayne of Clinton; brothers, Paul Prater and wife Becky of Wartburg, Bo Prater and wife Danette of Oliver Springs; several nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

The family received friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013, at Sharp Funeral Home.

The funeral followed at 8 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Mitchell Wilson and the Rev. Kenneth Bean officiating.

Burial and graveside services were held at 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18, 2013, at Anderson Memorial Gardens.

Sharp Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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


PEARL (STOOKSBURY) MILLER
PEARL (STOOKSBURY) MILLER

Jan. 15, 2013

Pearl (Stooksbury) Miller, 86, Andersonville, passed away Tuesday, January 15, 2013, at Tennova Residential Hospice in Halls.

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

She was preceded in death by: Husband, Esco W. Miller; daughter, Linda S. Phillips; parents Hut and Anna Lee Stooksbury; sisters, Azalea Hutchinson, Hettie Tudor, Beatrice Stooksbury, Beulah Stokes and Willie Snoderly; brother, Esco Stooksbury.

Survivors: Son, Jim and Diane Miller of Heiskell; daughters, Pat and Floyd Grisham of Heiskell, Kathy Miller of Andersonville; son-in-law, Steven Phillips of Clinton; grandchildren, Jamie and Wendy Miller, Chuck and Natalie Grisham, Amanda and Don McMillan, Carrie and Darrin Hooks, Ronnie and Dustie Grisham, Andrea and Dusty Tindell and Ryan Miller; 13 great-grandchildren; sister, Reba and J.P. Wilson; sister-in-law, Mary Lou Stooksbury, Thelma Miller; several nieces and nephews

Special thanks to caregivers Pam Hatmaker and Kathy Anderson and to all the staff at Tennova Residential Hospice at Halls.

The family received friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton.

Funeral service followed with the Rev. Allen Giles and Chaplain Phil Groos officiating .

Graveside service was at 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18, 2013, at Norris Memorial Gardens in Norris.

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


LUPE RUIZ
LUPE RUIZ

Jan. 15, 2013

Lupe Ruiz, 80, Lake City, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.

She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She dearly loved her grandchildren and being with her family. She also enjoyed working outside with flowers. She was a member of St. Therese Catholic Church of Clinton.

She was preceded in death by: Parents, Bernardo and Trinidad Elias; daughters, Nancy Louise Ruiz and Linda Marie Guzman; brother, Gregory Elias; and sister, Martina Sanchez.

She is survived by: Husband, Trinidad Villa Ruiz of Lake City; sons, Michael David Ruiz and wife Ann of Clinton, Arnold James Ruiz of Lake City, and Carlos Adrian Ruiz and wife Shelly of Hollister, Calif.; daughter, Margaret Evon Moody and husband Gregory of Lake City; sisters Mary Andrade of San Jose, Calif., Isabel Velez and husband Sal of Hollister, Calif., and Rosie Villarreal and husband Manuel of Hollister, Calif.

She also leaves behind 13 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.

Her visitation was from 6 – 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18, 2013, with her funeral mass following at 8 p.m. in the chapel of Jones Mortuary with Celebrant Father Julius Abuh.

Her interment will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, at Grandview Memorial Garden in Clinton.

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

Jones Mortuary in Clinton is in charge of all arrangements.


HARVEY LEE ‘BUSTER’ WYRICK
HARVEY LEE ‘BUSTER’ WYRICK

Jan 17, 2013

Harvey Lee “Buster” Wyrick, 78, Clinton passed away Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.

He was born April 4, 1934, to the late Robert Lee Wyrick and Tilda Massengill Madison.

He was a plumber by trade and enjoyed telling and hearing good stories with friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by: Brothers, Leonard T. “Pete” Wyrick and Don Wyrick; sisters, Joyce Charlene Harness and Murleen Goodman.

He is survived by: Sister, Lauvena Strickland of Clinton; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, and a host of other family and friends.

The family received friends from 5 – 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17, 2013, at Holley Gamble Funeral Home in Lake City with funeral services following at 7 p.m. with his nephew, Donnie Wyrick, officiating.

Family and friends will meet at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, and go in funeral procession to the Woodhaven Memorial Gardens in Claxton for an 11 a.m. interment.

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



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