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TRAVIS WILSON RATHER
TRAVIS WILSON RATHER

Feb. 21, 2013

Travis Wilson Rather, age 31, Oliver Springs, passed away Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.

He was born April 22, 1981 in Oak Ridge.

He was a lifelong resident of this area.

He was an expert marksman who enjoyed deer hunting with his father. He also enjoyed golfing. He was an electrician and a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers #270.

He was a member of New Fairview Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by: Father, Michael Lee Rather; step-grandfather, Ellis Patterson; and maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Luther Henley.

He is survived by: Wife, Angela Rather; mother, Mechelle Rather of Oliver Springs; sister, Ashley Rhyne and husband Joseph of Corryton; niece, Josephine Kennedy Rhyne; grandparents, Don and Ann Rather of Oliver Springs; and grandmother, Margaret Patterson of Oliver Springs.

He is also survived by several cousins, aunts, uncles, extended family members, and special friends including his fellow union members at I.B.E.W. in Oak Ridge.

The family received friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, at Sharp Funeral Home.

The funeral followed at 8 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Charley Johnson and the Rev. Thomas Vananda officiating.

Burial and graveside services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, at New Fairview Cemetery in Oliver Springs.

Sharp Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

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


CHRISTINE PARKER RICHARDS
CHRISTINE PARKER RICHARDS

Feb. 24, 2013

Christine Parker Richards, 86, Lake City, passed away Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013, at Tennova Residential Hospice in Knoxville.

She was born March 3, 1926, in Campbell County to the late John R. and Birdie Hutson Parker.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Lake City. She enjoyed working in her yard and flowers.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by: Husband, W.D. Richards; brother, Edgar Parker; and sister, Marie Stone.

Survivors: Son, Danny Richards and wife Cindy of Clinton; daughter, Gwendolyn “Gwen” and husband Jim Payne of Clinton; sister, Louvenia Wilson of Church Hill; granddaughter, Julia Christine Payne; several nieces, nephews, and a host of other relatives and friends.

Visitation was from 6 – 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, at Hatmaker Funeral Home in Lake City.

Funeral service was at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, in the Hatmaker Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Mike Jones officiating.

Family and friends met at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013, at the Sunset Cemetery in Clinton for interment.

You can also view Christine’s guestbook online at our website at www.hatmakerfuneralhome.com

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


SHELBY BELLE SHARP
SHELBY BELLE SHARP

Feb. 21, 2013

Shelby Belle Sharp, 16, Clinton, passed away Feb. 21, 2013.

She was a member of Emmanuel Community Baptist Church and attended Clinton High School. She loved to read her Bible, draw, write and listen to music. She enjoyed spending time on the lake but most of all she enjoyed time with her family and friends.

She is survived by: Parents, Jason and Christina Sharp; brothers, Tyler and Adam Sharp and Cole Owen; grandparents, Pat and Gary Sharp and Teresa and Lanney Mardis; aunts, Kathy and David Haun, Nikki and Derrick Garner; cousins, Brianna and Jacob Haun, Zane and Awstin Garner; very special uncle, Troy Phillips; several other aunts, uncles, great-aunts, great-uncles and cousins.

The family received friends from 6 – p.m. Monday, Feb. 25, 2013, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton.

Funeral service followed with Bro. Jason Sharp and Bro. Roger Nance officiating.

Interment was held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, at Grandview Memorial Gardens.

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

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


HUBERT M. ‘MUTT’ RUSSELL
HUBERT M. ‘MUTT’ RUSSELL

Feb. 26, 2013

Hubert M. “Mutt” Russell, 89, Oliver Springs, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, at his home.

He was born Jan. 8, 1924, in Oliver Springs where he has continued to live for most of his life.

He served his country in the United States Army/Air Force during World War II. While serving he was stationed in North Africa and he received several medals, ribbons, accommodations and citations.

He retired in 1977 as a machinist, following 27 years of employment at the Y-12 federal plant. Additionally, he was a self-employed businessman, who owned and operated, Temco, Inc.

He was preceded in death by: Parents, Lawrence and Fannie Butler Russell; infant brother, L.J. Russell; granddaughter, Amy Case.

He is survived by: Wife of 67 years, Laura Nelson Russell of Oliver Springs; sons, Allen Russell and wife Geneva of Crossville, Doyle Russell and wife Jamie of Harriman; daughter, Karen Davis of Oak Ridge; grandchildren, Melinda Holt and husband Phillip of Kingston, Lori Russell of Oliver Springs, Keri Russell of Harriman, Samuel Russell of Harriman and Lynn Russell and wife Sandy of Lancing; and 14 great-grandchildren.

He is also survived by: Brother, Jim Russell and wife Rose of Morehead, Ky.; sisters, Lucille Goodman and husband Riley of Oliver Springs, Ginger Pickett and husband Roy of Oliver Springs, Barbara Taylor of Harriman, and Alice Justice of Loudon; several nieces, nephews, extended family members and special friends.

The family received friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013, at Sharp Funeral Home.

Burial and graveside services, with full military honors, were held at 11 a.m. Friday, March 1, 2013, at Anderson Memorial Gardens with Pastor Keith Price officiating.

In lieu of flowers the family request memorial contributions be made to the Mt. Pisgah Print Ministry, 115 Old Hen Valley Road, Oliver Springs, TN 37840.

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


ALICE MULKEY SPICKARD
ALICE MULKEY SPICKARD

Feb. 17, 2013

Alice Mulkey Spickard, 82, Lenoir City, formerly of Powell, passed away Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, at Baptist Health Care Center.

She was a member of Glenwood Baptist Church.

Preceded in death by: Husband, Raymond Spickard; parents, Ernest and Nola Mulkey; and siblings, Ralphine Carter, Ernest Mulkey Jr., and Bertie Kesterson.

She is survived by: Sisters, Lorene Jennings and friend Lester Kilgore of Clinton, Jennie Lee Lewis and husband Ronnie of Lenoir City; special sister-in-law, Selma Whitson; several nieces and nephews.

The family received friends from noon - 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, at Glenwood Baptist Church in Knoxville.

Funeral services followed at 1:30 p.m. with the Rev. Perry Austin officiating.

Graveside services were held at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, in Sherwood Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Glenwood Baptist Church.

Click Funeral Home, Lenoir City is in charge of arrangements. www.clickfuneralhome.com


LEONARD RAY (TEX) THOMPSON
LEONARD RAY (TEX) THOMPSON

Feb. 24, 2013

Leonard Ray (Tex) Thompson, 81, Rockwood, passed away Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013, at his home surrounded by his family.

He was born Feb. 25, 1931, in Titus County, Texas, where he owned and operated a dairy farm with more than 100 heads of cattle, started by his parents in 1949 and he inherited the farm in 1952. He moved to Florida in 1973 and entered the apprenticeship program for electricians, moving to Tennessee in 1975 to work as a Journeyman Electrician for TVA at the Watts Bar Plant, retiring in 1987. He was a member of Kingston Church of Christ. He was also an avid cattleman and horseman.

Preceded in death by: Son, Jimmy Dan Thompson; parents, Lee and Mary Thompson; two brothers; and one sister.

Survivors: Loving wife, Janice M. Britt Thompson of Rockwood; children, Gaylon, Mike, Billy and Larry Thompson of Mt. Pleasant, Texas, Linda Kitchens, and Debbie Williams of Mt. Pleasant, Texas; step-children, Jeff and Tawan Cunningham of Rockwood, Lisa Cobb of Rockwood, Tina and Darrel Crisp of Rockwood; 17 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; mother of his children, Lelda Thompson of Mt. Pleasant, Texas; special nephew, Don Thompson of Mt. Pleasant, Texas; a host of extended family and friends.

The family received friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, at Fraker Funeral Home with funeral service following at 8 p.m. in the chapel with Jeff Brown and Mike Winters officiating.

Interment will take place in Mt. Pleasant, Texas.

Fraker Funeral Home of Kingston is in charge of all the arrangements.


BETTY JEAN PHILLIPS
BETTY JEAN PHILLIPS

Feb. 25, 2013

Betty Jean Phillips, 64, Clinton, went home to be with the Lord, Monday, Feb. 25, 2013, at her home while surrounded by her family.

She was born Dec. 29, 1948, in the New River Community of Anderson County.

She was a lifelong resident of this area.

She was a faithful Christian and a member of the Rock Hill Baptist Church. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother and a friend to all. She enjoyed vegetable gardening and canning, flower gardening, reading, watching TV, and watching University of Tennessee football.

She was preceded in death by: Parents, Endmon Bunch and Louellen Daugherty Bunch; and grandmother, Mary Daugherty.

She is survived by: Husband of 47 years, Murl Phillips; daughter, Carla Phillips and husband Junior; son, Carlie Phillips and wife Polly, all of Clinton; grandchildren, PFC Lucas Phillips, Elizabeth Phillips, Emily Phillips, Faith Phillips, Miranda Phillips and Jacob Phillips.

She is also survived by: Brothers, Henry Bunch and wife Virginia of Wartburg and Rodney Bunch and wife Diana of Danville, Ky.; sisters, Hope Leab of Caryville, Thelma Logsdon and husband Fred of Lake City; special sister, Peggy Cornett and husband Dennis of Clinton; and a host of nieces, nephews, other extended family members and a world of friends.

The family received friends from 6 – 9 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, at Sharp Funeral Home.

The body lie in state at the Rock Hill Baptist Church from noon – 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013.

The funeral followed at 1 p.m. at the church with the Rev. Luke Ward, the Rev. Huston Carroll, the Rev. Lee Phillips and the Rev. Leonard West officiating.

Burial followed at Rock Hill Cemetery.

Sharp Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

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


PEGGY WILCOX NANCE
PEGGY WILCOX NANCE

Feb. 20, 2013

Peggy Wilcox Nance, 60, went to be with the Lord Feb. 20, 2013.

She was born July 4, 1952.

She was preceded in death by: Husband, William David Nance; parents, Paul E. Wilcox and Betty G. Wilcox; brothers, David Wilcox and Scott Wilcox.

She is survived by: Daughter, Amber W. Squailia and son-in-law Chris R. Squailia; grandchildren, Christopher W. Squailia, Victoria M. Squailia, Timothy M Squailia, and Adam Hardin; three brothers; one sister; many nieces and nephews; and a close Christian family from Midway Baptist Church.

She was dearly loved and will be missed by all who knew her.

Services will be held from 4 – 7 p.m. Sunday March 3, 2013, at Midway Baptist Church, 1674 Oak Ridge Highway.


EARNEST RONALD ‘PERVY’ MATHES
EARNEST RONALD ‘PERVY’ MATHES

Feb. 22, 2013

Earnest Ronald “Pervy” Mathes, 62, Oliver Springs, passed away Friday, Feb. 22, 2013, at his home.

He was born March 17, 1950, in Oak Ridge.

He was a lifelong resident of this area.

He was a master plumber and before his disability he was employed as the water treatment plant operator for the city of Oak Ridge.

He served his country in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War. While serving he received several medals, decorations, badges and ribbons.

He was preceded in death by: Parents, Jasper David Mathes and Bessie Mary Mae Vann Mathes; and sister, Sherry Anderson.

He is survived by: Daughter, Traci Mathes of Florida; sons, Steven and Farrell Mathes of Oak Ridge; step-son, James Raines and wife Sabrina of Maryville; brother, David Mathes and wife Gail of Knoxville; and sisters, Carolyn Justice and husband David Jones of Oliver Springs, and Josephine Reba of Clinton.

He is also survived by 20 grandchildren, a host of special friends and extended family including Kim Harness, Eddie Harness, Sam Holsinger, Ralph Pemberton and Marion West.

The family received friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25, 2013, at Sharp Funeral Home.

Burial and graveside services were held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, at Tennessee Veterans Cemetery in Knoxville with full military honors.

The family request memorial contributions be made to Sharp Funeral Home for funeral expenses.

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


ALBERT DARREL LLOYD
ALBERT DARREL LLOYD

Feb. 27, 2013

Albert Darrel Lloyd, 47, Clinton, passed away at his home Feb. 27, 2013.

He loved to farm and work outdoors. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was a wonderful and loving husband, father and papaw.

He was preceded in death by his nephew, Christopher Watts.

Survivors: Wife, Mary Lloyd; daughter, Kristy Skaggs and husband Brandon; parents, Lewis and Carolyn Lloyd; sisters, Debbie Underwood and husband Thomas, Connie Hall and husband Ricky, Teresa Martin; mother-in-law, Louise Byrge; grandchildren, Peyton and Keagan Skaggs; several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5 – 7 p.m. Saturday, March 2, 2013, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton.

Funeral service will follow with the Rev. Kenneth Seiber officiating.

Graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Sunday, March 3, 2013, at Blowing Springs Church Cemetery.

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


EVELYN E. KING
EVELYN E. KING

Feb. 26, 2013

Evelyn E. King, 96, Clinton, passed away Tuesday Feb. 26, 2013, at Norris Health and Rehab in Norris.

She was a lifelong member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, where she enjoyed playing the organ, she also enjoyed gardening, sewing, and quilting.

She was preceded in death by: Parents, Cas and Bessie White Seivers; husband, James King; brothers, Elmer and James Seivers; sisters, Laura Brooks, and Norma Conniff.

She is survived by: Nephews, Joe Seivers and wife Emily of Clinton, Jeff Seivers and wife Rose of Clinton, Robbie Brooks and wife Sandy of Anderson, S.C., David Ray Seivers of Clinton; nieces, Sue Vann and husband Leroy of Clinton, Bernice Cox and husband Gary of Clinton, Marlene Bainum and husband Larry of Clinton, Barbara Seviers Marlin of Murfreesboro.

Her family received her friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013, with her funeral service following at 8 p.m. in the chapel of Jones Mortuary with Dr. Kirk Wallace officiating.

Her interment was at1 p.m. Friday, March 1, 2013, at Woodhaven Memorial Gardens in Claxton.

Jones Mortuary in Clinton was in charge of all arrangements.

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


DONALD EDWARD KEY II
DONALD EDWARD KEY II

Feb. 22, 2013

Donald Edward Key II, 55, Harriman, passed away Friday, Feb. 22, 2013, at his home.

He was born March 12, 1957, in Harriman.

He was a lifelong resident of this area.

Before his disability he worked as a butcher at Anderson Hilltop Market.

He was a member of Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church. He enjoyed raising cattle, shooting firearms, and fishing.

He was preceded in death by his father, Donald Edward Key I.

He is survived by: Wife, Mary Alice Gann Key; son, Donald Edward Key III; mother, Margaret Key, all of Harriman; grandson, Marcus Blake of Kentucky; brothers, Mike Key and Misty of Lancing and Terry Key and Yvonne of Knoxville.

He is also survived by sisters-in-law, Susie Brown of Oliver Springs, Julie Gann of Harriman, Becky Richardson and Annie Lawson of Indiana; and several nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Burial and graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25, 2013, at Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church with Pastor Garvan Walls officiating.

Sharp Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

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


HAZEL LEOLA HOUCK
HAZEL LEOLA HOUCK

Feb. 23, 2013

Hazel Leola Houck, 82, Lake City, went home suddenly to be with the Lord Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, at her residence.

She was born May 19, 1930, in Anderson County to the late Millard and Dovey Pratt Hammons.

She was a member of the Oak Grove Baptist Church. She enjoyed cooking, feeding people, and spending time with her grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by: Husband, Clarence “Pete” Houck; grandson, Ryan Lee Houck; three brothers; and five sisters.

Survivors: Sons, Gary Houck and wife Lori of Lake City, Terry “Tiny” Houck and wife Missy of Caryville, Roger Houck and wife Laura of Clinton; grandchildren, Dr. Misti Houck and husband Matthew David of Rock Hill, S.C., Shaunda Morris and husband Ryan of Knoxville, Sheena Houck of Norris, Ethan Houck of Caryville, Michael Baes of Murfreesboro, Casey Houck of Knoxville, Cody Houck of Clinton, Chance Houck of Clinton; great-grandchildren, Abaigael David and Killian Ryan Lee Morris; several nieces, nephews, and a host of other relatives and friends.

Visitation was from 6 – 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, at Hatmaker Funeral Home in Lake City.

Funeral service was at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, in the Hatmaker Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. James Lane officiating.

Family and friends met at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, at Hatmaker Funeral Home to go in procession to Oak Grove Cemetery in Lake City for the 11 a.m. interment.

You can also view a guestbook for Hazel at www.hatmakerfuneralhome.com

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


CHARLES HUBERT HILL SR.
CHARLES HUBERT HILL SR.

Feb. 26, 2013

On Feb. 26, 2013, Charles Hubert Hill Senior, drove through the gates of Heaven, completing his journey on earth.

He was surrounded by loving family and friends.

He was born May 12, 1929, in Clinton, the son of William and Mary (Hutton) Hill. He was the oldest son of seven children.

He and Wanda (Lee) were married May 20, 1950. He served proudly in the U. S. Army during the Korean War, reaching the rank of Corporal. He worked as an auto body repairman his entire life, retiring from Melton Motors in 1992. Restoring old cars was his passion. He earned many trophies for his work. He was proudest of the one presented to him by Kaye Lani Rae Rafko., former Miss America.

He leaves behind a legacy of love and friendships; a wealth of amazing stories of his youth in Tennessee and his tour of duty in Germany; and a profound appreciation and love of life. He had recently started raising chickens.

He is survived by: Wanda (Lee), his wife of 62 years; three daughters, Vickie Adams, Deborah Evans, and Mitzi (Ed) Straub; and a son and best friend, Charles H. Hill Jr.; grandchildren, Ali Marie Benore, Sherri (Sean) Golder, C. Thomas Loope, Bridget (Jeff) McCracken, and Alexander Adams; great-grandchildren, Thomas,Taylor, Tanner and Trevor Loope, Jason, Bradley, and Landon McCracken; sisters, Jo Ann Hoffman, Lou Robbins, Sharon Martin and Sharlene McCutcheon.

He was also anticipating the birth of his first great-great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by: Parents; sister, Gloria Williams; and brother, Steven Disney.

“We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.” ?Oscar Wilde ?The family received friends from 10:30 a.m. - noon, Friday, March 1, 2013, at Holley Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton with funeral services following in the chapel.

The burial followed at Sunset Cemetery with full military honors at graveside.

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


JOHNNY GLENN GRAY
JOHNNY GLENN GRAY

Feb. 23, 2013

Johnny Glenn Gray, born May 8, 1952, passed away peacefully at home Feb. 23, 2013, after an extended illness.

He worked for the Y-12 Plant until his retirement in 2006.

He was preceded in death by: Parents, Albert and L. Louise Gray; grandparents, John and Martha E. Hughes; nephew, Michael Jameson; aunts, Johnny Ruth and Thomas Blankenship, Ann and Charles W. Jenkins; uncle, W.W. (Bill) and Olene Hughes.

He is survived by: Devoted brother, James E. Gray and dear sister in-law Darlene; loving sister, Martha (Sis) Jameson and husband Robert; nephews, Steven Gray and Robert Jameson Jr. and wife Kris; niece, Amy Gray; great-nephews and great-nieces, Robbie, Rachel and Ryan; aunt, Clara Sandy of Decatur, Ala.; uncles, Charlie and Imogene Gray of Trinity, Ala., R.D. and Mary Hughes of Oak Ridge, Charles and Ellen Hughes of Heiskell, H.K. and Pat Hughes of Clinton, Jimmy C. and Alice Hughes of Clinton; many first and second cousins and lots of friends.

The family received friends from 5:30 – 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton.

Funeral service followed with Chaplain Ruth Bordeaux officiating.

Graveside service was at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, at Woodhaven Memorial Gardens in Claxton.

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


BILLY CHARGLES GOODRICH
BILLY CHARGLES GOODRICH

Feb. 26, 2013

Billy Charles Goodrich, Clinton, passed away Feb. 26, 2013, at his home following a courageous battle with brain cancer incurred as a result of exposures he received while serving in the Gulf War.

He was born in Greeneville, Tenn., Dec. 27, 1963, and graduated from Boling High School in Boling, Texas.

He served in the United States Army with the 82nd Airborne achieving the rank of Sergeant and receiving numerous commendations during his service. He received his BS and MS Degrees in wildlife and fisheries science at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He loved working in fisheries science. He enjoyed both his work here in Tennessee, and his work in Oregon for the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, where he helped reintroduce salmon to their original spawning areas.

He was a loving and dedicated father and uncle. He enjoyed volunteering his time with Cub Scouts, 4-H and FFA Programs, AYSO, and Kids in the Creek, to help young people have opportunities to achieve their individual goals. He loved music (especially bluegrass and country) and in his younger days enjoyed working at radio stations and singing in country bands around Texas. He was an avid fisherman and especially loved bass fishing.

He is survived by: Wife, Jennifer Waddell Goodrich; children, Laura and Wyatt Goodrich; mother, Carolyn (Morrison Goodrich) Healey; beloved nieces, Rubie and Katee Knighton; beloved nephews, James and John Lutz; father and mother-in-law, John and Becky Waddell; sisters-in-law, Heather and husband Todd Lutz and Anne Knighton; his brothers in the Bravo Company 307th Engineer Battalion of the 82nd Airborne Division; and several aunts and cousins.

The family will receive friends from 1- 3 p.m. Saturday, March 2, 2013, at Holley Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton with a celebration of life service, including full military honors officiated by Tyler Masters.

In lieu of flowers please consider a donation in his honor to your favorite youth organization, to the Wounded Warriors Program, or to the Disabled Veterans of America.

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

Holleygamblefh.com


JACK C. ‘PAPPY’ ETHRIDGE
JACK C. ‘PAPPY’ ETHRIDGE

Feb. 21, 2013

Jack C. “Pappy” Ethridge, 76, Clinton, passed away, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013 at the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville.

He was born May 19, 1936, in Birmingham, Ala.

He had lived in Clinton since 1965. He was an avid outdoorsman and ATV rider and the founder of the Windrock ATV Club. He was also a member of Atomic Lodge F&AM #756 in Oak Ridge.

He was preceded in death by: Wife, Joanna Louise Ethridge; son, Jack Keith Ethridge; parents, Charles and Jackie Gilham Ethridge; and brother, Frank Ethridge.

He is survived by: Son, Randy Ethridge and wife Penny; daughter, Donna Ethridge, all of Clinton; grandchildren, Kari Merritt and husband Donnie of Oak Ridge, Kori Dison and husband Joe of Oliver Springs, Randi Ethridge, and Savannah Brock of Clinton; and great-grandchildren, Alex Merritt, Gavin Merritt, Hunter Dison, and Emily Dison.

He is also survived by: Brothers, James “Don” Ethridge and wife Eva of Springboro, Ohio, and Tommy Ethridge and wife Sharon of Oak Ridge; sister, Brenda Demps of Oak Ridge; several nieces, nephews, extended family; and special friends including, Mickey and Sissy Chamberlain, Barb Perry, Darrick York and Will Quiet.

Funeral service was at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, in the chapel of Sharp Funeral Home with Pastor Robbie Leach officiating.

Burial and graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday Feb. 24, 2013, at Anderson Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers the family request that donations be made to the Beech Park Misson Trip Fund.

The family received friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, at Sharp Funeral Home, Oliver Springs.

An online guestbook is available www.sharpfh.com


WANDA FAYE CURRIER
WANDA FAYE CURRIER

Feb. 22, 2013

Wanda Faye Currier, 67, Clinton, went to be with her Heavenly Father Feb. 22, 2013.

She was a member of Poplar Creek Baptist Church.

Preceded in death by: Parents, Patton M. and Mae L. Smith; sister in-law, Sammie Lou Smith.

Survivors: Loving husband, Steve Currier; son, Travis James Barton; daughters, Barbara K. Lambert, Lavancha M. Taylor and husband Shane; brothers, Bruce Smith of Marietta, Ga., Glen Smith and wife Martha of Clinton; twin sister, Kaye Sheldon and husband Ron of Clinton; grandchildren, Amber and Dalton Taylor, Madison Lambert.

The family received friends from 5 – 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, at Poplar Creek Baptist Church.

Funeral service followed with the Rev. Donnie Moore and the Rev. Bill Dawson officiating.

Graveside service was at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013, at Anderson Memorial Gardens in Clinton.

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


SARAH KATHRYN PROVINCE CARPENTER
SARAH KATHRYN PROVINCE CARPENTER

Feb. 20, 2013

Sarah Kathryn Province Carpenter, Knoxville, left us to be with her Lord Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013, after living 81 full and blessed years.

She was born Sept. 29, 1931, in Knoxville to Herman Clifton Province and Kathryn Lee McClain Province.

She was a member of Central United Methodist Church. She was a strong lady with a wonderful smile who survived The Great Depression; the untimely death of the love of her life, James Robert “Bob” Carpenter in 1992 and her precious son, James Robert “Jimmy” Carpenter Jr. in 2010. She taught Sunday school for more than 40 years.

She is survived by: Daughter, Sarah Jane “Janie” Carpenter Cox and husband Gordon, of Lake City; sons, Richard Joel “Joey” Carpenter and Jon Clifton Carpenter; daughter-in-law, Jackie Carpenter, all of Knoxville; brother, Herman Clifton Province Jr. and wife, Bobby of Wilkesboro, N.C.; sister, Sandra Province Douglass and husband Nathan, of Andersonville; grandchildren, Glenn Cox and wife Ashley, of Lake City, John Cox and wife Leah, Sarah Beth Carlon and husband Josh, Laura Baker and husband Ken, Drew Carpenter and wife Tiffany; great-granddaughter, Ellery Carlon, all of Knoxville; several dear nieces, nephews and cousins; and too many friends to count.

The family would like to thank Dr. Jay Young at Tennova.

Receiving of friends was from 5 – 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, 2013, at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel with a celebration of life service that followed with Dr. David A. Lord officiating.

Family and friends met at 12:15 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, 2012, at Lynnhurst Cemetery for a 12:30 interment.

Online condolences may be extended at www.rosemortuary.com.

Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel.


RAVEN BUNCH
RAVEN BUNCH

Feb. 27, 2013

Raven Bunch, 77, Clinton, passed away Feb. 27, 2013, at his home.

He enjoyed fishing and hunting.

He was preceded in death by: Parents, Jessie and Dovie Bunch; nine brothers and sisters

Survivors: Wife of 56 years, Geneva P. Bunch; son, Francis Gene Bunch and wife Joy; brothers, Jessie Bunch, Jr. and wife Mary F.; sisters, Geraldine Elliott and husband Mackie, Lillie Doyle and husband Odis, Dora Jeffers and husband David; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren

The family received friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton.

Funeral service was at 3 p.m. Friday, March 1, 2013, at the funeral home chapel with Carl Kirk officiating.

Graveside service followed at Anderson Memorial Gardens in Clinton.

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



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