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ERWIN WALLACE (a.k.a. HITLER)
ERWIN WALLACE (a.k.a. HITLER)

Feb. 10, 2013

Erwin Wallace (aka Hitler), 82, Vandalia, Ohio, passed away Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, at Good Samaritan Hospital.

He was born Aug. 3, 1930, in Clinton, son of the late Jeff and Laner Wallace.

He was a retired employee of Delco Moraine with 30 years of service, was a U.S. Navy Veteran of the Korean Conflict and a member of the Polk Grove United Church of Christ.

Preceded in death by: Sister, June Cooper.

He is survived by: Wife of 42 years, Barbara (Benke); children, Connie Christman (Dan) of West Milton, Ohio, James Wallace Jr. (Julie) of Tipp City, Ohio, Tom Burcham (Karen) of Dayton, Ohio, and Vicki Witt (Rodger) of Kettering, Ohio; brother, Arnold (Ila) Wallace of Clinton; grandchildren, Tom, Andrew, Jessi, Dallas, Amber, Alex, Natalee, Will, and Ava; along with numerous other relatives and friends.

Visitation and funeral services were held Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013, at the Polk Grove United Church of Christ in Vandalia, Ohio, with the Rev. Ed Long and the Rev. Ronald Hajarian officiating.

Burial followed at Polk Grove Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Polk Grove Memorial Fund or the charity of your choice in Jim’s memory.

Arrangements entrusted to Morton and Whetstone Funeral Home, Vandalia, Ohio.


JUANITA SEXTON
JUANITA SEXTON

Feb. 13, 2013

Juanita Sexton, 83, Clinton, went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013, at Loudon Healthcare Center.

She was born Feb. 3, 1931, in Anderson County to the late Willard and Lois Sexton.

She is survived by: Daughters, Brenda Sharp, Beatrice Sexton, Brenda Sue Lamkins; eight grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; several cousins and friends.

The family would like to thank the caregivers at Loudon Healthcare Center for their loving care given to Juanita during her illness.

Family and friends called at their convenience from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15, 2013, at Holley Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton.

The family held a graveside service at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15, 2013, at Jarnigan Chapel Cemetery.

Holley Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton was in charge of all arrangements.

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JACK MOORE
JACK MOORE

Feb. 2, 2013

Jack Moore, 92, Lake City, passed away Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, at Golden Living Center in Clinton.

He was born April 24, 1920, in Frye Town, Ga., to the late Rufus and Francis Patterson Moore.

He and his wife, Marie, were the oldest living members of Clear Branch Baptist Church and he was the oldest living Deacon. He was a United States Navy Veteran having served in World War II.

He enjoyed carpentry, gardening and working outdoors. He worked at Magnet Mills for several years and served as the maintenance supervisor for the East Tennessee Park Service.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by: Brothers, Rufus and Eugene Moore; sisters, Opal Viles and Thelma Cox.

He is survived by his: Wife of 68 years, Marie Moore of Lake City; daughters, Janice Rhea and husband Ronnie of Lake City, Lois Adkins and husband Johnny of Lake City; grandchildren, Taunya Garrett of Clinton, Derrick Gray and wife Tiffany of Lake City, Arnold Adkins and wife Brenda of Knoxville, Timothy Adkins and wife Alicia of Lake City; great-grandchildren, Arron and Austin Adkins, Amberly Hester and husband Conner, Hunter Gray, and Kameron Garrett and his father Michael; great-great-grandchildren, Henry David Hester.

The family received friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, at Holley Gamble Funeral Home in Lake City with the funeral service following at 8 p.m. with the Rev. Randy Norton and the Rev. Mike Foust officiating.

Family and friends met at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013, to go in funeral procession to the Leach Cemetery in Lake City for an 11 a.m. interment with full military honors presented by the Campbell County Honor Guard.

In lieu of flowers the family asks for donations to be made to the East Tennessee Children’s Hospital in Knoxville at P.O. Box 15010 Knoxville, Tenn., 37901.

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

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


MARY FOHEY
MARY FOHEY

Feb. 5, 2013

Mary Fohey, 77, Lancing, formerly of Clinton, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.

She was born in Corryton to the late Andy and Willie May Stinnett.

Mary attended Central High School in Knoxville. She worked for American Express as a collection manager. She loved her grandkids, gardening, reading, and cooking. She was a member of Antioch Baptist Church in Clinton.

Along with her parents she was preceded in death by: Husband, Earl E. Dockery; sons, Michael Dockery, and Big Don Dockery; daughters, Jeanie Dockery, and Debra Burns.

She is survived by: Son, Donald Dockery of Georgia; daughters, Carol Lynn Bailey of Knoxville, Candi Leigh Scalf and husband, John of Lancing; brother, James Stinnett and wife Artha of Daytona Beach, Fla.; sisters, Nancy Susan Peacock of Clinton; Patsi Porter and husband Charles of Ormond Beach, Fla., and Sherri Lynn Smith of Knoxville.

She also leaves behind seven grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends.

Her family and friends gathered at 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013, in the chapel of Jones Mortuary for her celebration of life with the Rev. Marty Stooksbury officiating.

Her interment was private.

Jones Mortuary in Clinton was in charge of all arrangements.

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


RYAN COSTLEY
RYAN COSTLEY

Feb. 7, 2013

Ryan Costley, 35, Knoxville, passed away Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013, at Fort Sanders Hospital Regional Medical Center in Knoxville.

He was born May 21, 1977, in Arlington Heights, Ill.

He enjoyed model cars and spending time with his son, Tyler.

Family and friends met at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013, at Bakers Forge Cemetery in Lafollette for his graveside service.

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

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


JAMES (EDDIE) KOONTZ
JAMES (EDDIE) KOONTZ

Feb. 2, 2013

James (Eddie) Koontz, 41, Clinton, passed away Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, at Fort Sanders Regional Hospital in Knoxville.

He lived for his girls and his wife Leann who was his best friend since she was 15 years old. He was a University of Tennessee football fan, loved the beach, camping, and fishing. He was a member of Second Baptist Church in Clinton.

He was preceded in death by: Grandparents, Gladys and Dub York, and JB and Irene Koontz; niece, Nicci Smith; father-in-law, Wayne Ferguson; aunt, Joyce Conaster; and uncle, Jeep York.

He is survived by: Parents, Roy and Barbara Koontz of Knoxville; wife, Leann Koontz of Clinton; daughters, Haley Koontz, Chasity Koontz, JuliAnna Koontz, and Sydney Koontz all of Clinton; sisters, Tracey Key and husband Robbie of Knoxville, and Tammy Smith and husband Greg of Knoxville; mother-in-law, Deloris Dyer of Clinton.

He also leaves behind numerous special nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews.

His family received his friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4, 2013, with his funeral service following at 8 p.m. in the chapel of Jones Mortuary with Dr. Mike Thompson officiating.

His interment was at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, at Woodhaven Memorial Gardens in Claxton.

Jones Mortuary Clinton was in charge of all arrangements.

2 Corinthians 1:3 “Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort.”

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


MARY LEE GROSS
MARY LEE GROSS

Feb. 12, 2013

Mary Lee Gross, 57, Lafollette, peacefully passed away at her home Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013.

She was born Feb. 2, 1956, to the late Walter and Elizabeth Phillips Taylor in Vasper.

She was a member of the Vasper Baptist Church of Caryville. She loved attending church and loved gospel music. Her favorite singer was James Adkins. She also enjoyed fishing, camping, and spending time with her family especially her grandkids.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by brother, Leroy Taylor.

She is survived by: Husband of 41 years, Ralph Gross of Lafollette; son, Eddie Gross and wife Barbara of Lafollette; daughters, Amy Sweat and husband Mike of Lafollette, Jessica Gross of Lafollette, Heather Napier of Lafollette, Patty Gross of Lafollette; brother, Roger Taylor of Vasper; sister, Brenda Bolton and husband Tony of Vasper; special cousin, Wilma Wilson of Jacksboro; 11 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

The family received friends from noon – 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Lake City with the funeral service following at 2 p.m. with the Rev. James Adkins officiating.

Interment was held at the New Vasper Cemetery following the funeral service.

You may also view Mary’s guestbook online at www.Holleygamblefh.com.

Holley-Gamble Funeral Home was in charge of all arrangements.


LETHA RUSSELL
LETHA RUSSELL

Feb. 14, 2013

Letha Russell, 69, Clinton, passed away Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, at Golden Living Center-Windwood in Clinton.

She enjoyed sewing, yard sales, flower gardening, reading and playing with great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by: Parents, Tom and Laura Nolan; sons, James Lee Pointer and Clarence Anthony Pointer Jr.; and sister, Laney Nolan.

She is survived by: Daughter, Terisa Diane Lyons of Clinton; brothers, Leon Nolan and special sister-in-law Lois of Clinton, Avon Nolan of Clinton, Layman Nolan and wife Mary of Clinton, Lynn Nolan of Clinton, and Larry Nolan of Clinton; sisters, Linda Dotson of Clinton, Lena Carter of Clinton, and Mattie Carpenter of Georgia; five grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren, plus one on the way; and host of nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Her family will receive her friends from 1 - 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013, with her funeral service following at 3 p.m. in the chapel of Jones Mortuary in Clinton.

Her interment will be private.

Jones Mortuary in Clinton is in charge of all arrangements.

Condolences can be made at www.jonesmortuaryllc.com


JAMES (JIMMY) RIDENOUR
JAMES (JIMMY) RIDENOUR

Feb. 7, 2013

James (Jimmy) Ridenour, 41, Lake City, passed away Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013, in Lake City.

He loved to hunt, dirt bikes, and old cars.

He was preceded in death by: Father, Jerry Ridenour; and grandfather, James Ridenour.

He is survived by: Mother, Rita Ridenour of Clinton; son, Jacob Justice of Rockwood; grandmother, Annis Ridenour of Clinton; brother, Jerry Ridenour and Tracy of Clinton; several nieces and a host of other relatives and friends.

His family received his friends from 1- 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, the chapel of Jones Mortuary with his funeral service following at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Marty Stooksbury officiating.

His interment was at Sunset Cemetery in Clinton following his service.

Jones Mortuary in Clinton was in charge of all arrangements.

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


RENA CAROL DAUGHERTY
RENA CAROL DAUGHERTY

Feb. 12, 2013

Rena Carol Daugherty, 60, Joyner, went to be with her Lord in Heaven Feb. 12, 2013.

She was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by: Infant son, Larry Wayne Daugherty; mothers, Rena Eileen Liles Gouge and Zena Ellen Liles Windham McFarland; fathers, James Oliver Gouge Sr. and Odis Houston Windham; brothers, Ray, Tommy, Freddy, Billy and Paul Windham and Jerry Gouge; brothers-in-law, Joe Tarner and Dusty Marsh; sisters, Deloris May Windham, Kay Gamble, Sue Pelfrey, Wilma Edwards, Jane Underwood; sisters-in-law, Patsy Moore Gouge, Jewel Wilson Gouge and Yvonne Phillips.

She is survived by: Husband of 41 years, Larry Daugherty; brothers, Eddie Windham and wife Donna, Frank Windham and wife Sherry, Jimmy Gouge, Billy Gouge and wife Laura; brothers-in-law, Lloyd Edwards, Tommy Gamble, Don Pelfrey, Estel Phillips, Condy Daugherty and wife Lana and Lonnie Daugherty and wife Wilma; sisters, Rose Gouge Tarner and Opal Covington; sisters-in-law, Bea West Gouge, Kay Armes and husband Gary and Brenda Justice and husband Chuck.

She is also survived by a host of nieces and nephews and three very special nieces, Christy Windham Tarner, Angie Windham May and Christy Daugherty.

She leaves behind two very dear friends, Alice Woods and Ann Landrum.

Her Pallbearers were her nephews, Jamie Windham, Caleb Wilson, Tim Covington, Mike Phillips, Scott Phillips and Brian Phillips.

The family received friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Wednesday Feb. 13, 2013, at Schubert Funeral Home in Wartburg.

Funeral Services followed at 8 p.m. with the Rev. Bill Goodman and the Rev. Gary Armes officiating.

A graveside was held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, at Anderson Memorial Gardens, Clinton.

On-line condolences may be extended at www.schubertfuneralhome.com


PASTOR DAVID STEPHENS JR.
PASTOR DAVID STEPHENS JR.

Feb. 13, 2013

Pastor David Stephens Jr., 64, Claxton, passed away Feb. 13, 2013, at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville.

He was the pastor of Zion Baptist Church for 33 years. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather.

Preceded in death by: Parents, David L. and Wanda Stephens.

Survivors: Wife of 42 years, Carol Smith Stephens; sons, Chris Stephens and wife Heather, Brent Stephens and wife Jessie; brother, Randy Stephens and wife Cherie; sisters, Frances Whittaker and husband Jerry, Becky Smith and husband Jim; seven grandchildren

The family will receive friends from 3 – 6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, at Zion Baptist Church in Claxton.

Funeral service will follow with Pastor Chris Stephens officiating.

Graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 18, 2013, at Woodhaven Memorial Gardens.

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


HENRY VANN BURRIS
HENRY VANN BURRIS

Feb. 8, 2013

Henry Vann Burris, 88, of the Dyllis Community in Roane County, passed away Friday, Feb. 8, 2013, at the home of his daughter and son-in-law, Connie and Scott Ball.

He was born Feb. 13, 1924, in Oliver Springs.

He lived in Oak Ridge and Knoxville for several years. He had lived in Dyllis for the past three years.

Before his retirement in 1981 he owned and operated the Oak Ridge Yellow Cab Company for 25 years. Following his retirement he enjoyed traveling and spending time with his family.

He is preceded in death by: Parents, Henry and Elizabeth Vann Burris; first wife, Maude Merritt Burris; and daughter, Audrey Thompson.

He is survived by: Wife, Drucilla Burris of Knoxville; daughter, Connie Ball and husband Scott of the Dyllis community; son, Richard Burris and wife Anna of Clinton; grandchildren, Rick Burris and wife Lena of Lake City, Emily Friedman and husband Nathan of Oak Ridge, Aaron Thompson and wife Bobbi of California, Cole Thompson and wife Tammy of Utah, Kellie Ball and Logan Ball of Dyllis; nine great-grandchildren; and a step-son, Danny Clark and his wife Vonette and family of Knoxville.

The family received friends from 5 – 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, at Sharp Funeral Home.

The funeral followed at 7 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Jesse Bradshaw officiating.

Burial and graveside services were held at noon Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, at Oak Ridge Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers the family request memorial contributions be made to a animal shelter of choice or Adfac, Aid to Distressed Families of Appalachian Counties, P.O. Box 5953, Oak Ridge, Tenn., 37830.

The family expresses their gratitude to Covenant Hospice and especially nurses, Loretta Garrett, Pat Braden and Sharon Sheldon for all the professional care provided for Mr. Burris during his illness.

Sharp Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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


GUSTA MARIE MARTIN
GUSTA MARIE MARTIN

Feb. 8, 2013

Gusta Marie Martin, 98, Lake CIty passed away Friday, Feb. 8, 2013, at NHC Health Care Center in Oak Ridge.

She was born Aug. 1, 1914, in White County, to the late Ned and Virgie Wilmoth Greene.

She was the oldest living member of the Clear Branch Baptist Church in Lake City. She loved going on trips with the senior group at church. She also enjoyed gardening, quilting, and spending time with her family.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by: Husband, Elmer Martin; stepson, James Martin; brothers, Charlie, Lonzo and Shirley Greene; sisters, Hattie Simpson, Bertie Donalson, and Hessie Greene.

She is survived by: Daughters, Virginia Martin of Clinton, Rowlene Marie Hawkins of Clinton, Sharon Gamble of Clinton, Barbara Jean Burton and husband Larry of Alaska; stepdaughters, Thelma King and husband Horace of Caryville, Wanda Mullins and husband Lawrence of Texas; sister, Cleo Greene of Chattanooga; five grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild

The family received friends from 2 – 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, at Clear Branch Baptist Church in Lake City with the funeral service following at 3 p.m. with the Rev. TD Hooker officiating.

Interment followed at Leach Cemetery in Lake City.

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

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


TERRY M. COX
TERRY M. COX

Jan. 30, 2013

Terry M. Cox, 69, Cary, N.C., died Jan. 30, 2013.

Preceded in death by: Daughter, Donna Cox; parents, Hector and Pearl Narramore Cox; sisters, Shirley Cox and Jane Cox; brothers, Ted Cox and Bruce Cox.

Survived by: Son and daughter, Kenneth and Melissa Cox of Raleigh, N.C.; sister, Joy Barnhill of North Point, Fla.; Brothers, Ray Cox of Lake City, Phil Cox of Kingston, and Bob Cox of Thayer, Mo.

A private ceremony was held for Mr. Cox.


TARA SNELLINGS
TARA SNELLINGS

Feb. 6, 2013

Tara Snellings, 43, Lake City, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013, at her residence.

She loved playing basketball, softball, and was a huge fan of the Washington Redskins. She was a big lover of animals.

She was preceded in death by: Father, John H. Snellings; daughter, Amber Marie Snellings; grandparents, Archie and Katherine Snellings, and Howard and Lassie Tweed.

She is survived by: Mother, Sue White of Lake City; brothers, John W. Snellings and wife Melissa of Clinton, Dustin White and wife Nicole of Clinton, Adam White of Lake City; sisters, Tammy Snellings of Clinton, Kim Cook and husband Johnathan of Lake City, and Jennifer Norman and husband Troy of Powell.

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

Her family and friends met for her graveside service at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, at Clinch River Baptist Church cemetery in Lake City with the Rev. Larry Webster and the Rev. Tom Byrge officiating.

Jones Mortuary in Clinton was in charge of all arrangements.

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


ELSIE JACKIE CLOWERS
ELSIE JACKIE CLOWERS

Feb. 7, 2013

Elsie Jackie Clowers, 89, Lake City, passed away Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013, at Summit View Health Care Center of Lake City.

She was born May 9, 1923, in Roane County to the late Arthur and Molly Warick Berry.

She was a member of the Fratersville Baptist Church. She enjoyed being around her grandkids and she also enjoyed flowers.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by: Husband, Roy Clowers; daughters, Ollie Jean Duncan, Jerry Pyles, Mildred Manley, and Pat Martin; son, R.C. Clowers; and several brothers and sisters.

Survivors: Son, Hugh L. Clowers and Wife Shirley of Lake City; daughter, Shelby Wilson of Cleveland, Ohio; son-in-law, Kenneth Duncan of Lake City; 33 grandchildren; many great and great-great-grandchildren; several other nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.

Visitation from 4 – 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, at Hatmaker Funeral Home in Lake City.

Funeral service was at 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, in the Hatmaker Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Terry Sweat and the Rev. Danny Orick officiating.

Friends and family met at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, at Leach Cemetery in Lake City for her interment.

You can also view Elsie’s guestbook at www.hatmakerfuneralhome.com

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



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