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KATHRYN PARKS WAGNER, PHD
KATHRYN PARKS WAGNER, PHD

March 14, 2013

Kathryn Parks Wagner, PHD, went to heaven at Turkey Creek Medical Center Thursday, March 14, 2013, after some years of poor health.

She obtained her PHD from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in 1987. She initially worked for Ridgeview Hospital before entering private practice in Oak Ridge and Lafollette.

She is survived by: Husband, Harry; and her son, Matthew (10).

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Joseph Catholic church in Norris at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 24, 2013, with placement of her ashes in the church columbarium immediately after.

The family will receive friends at the church one hour before the service, and at the home afterward.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Pastor’s Discretionary Fund of St. Joseph church.

The family wishes to thank Dr. Bill Powers for his years of dedicated care, Bill Jennings, RN, and her female friends who supported her over those years.

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

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


BOBBIE JEAN TUCKER
BOBBIE JEAN TUCKER

March 20, 2013

Bobbie Jean Tucker, 74, Oliver Springs passed away, Wednesday, March 20, 2013, at the Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.

She was born Sept. 29, 1938, in Oliver Springs.

She was a lifelong resident of this area.

She was a homemaker, a loving mother and grandmother, who enjoyed attending car races. She was of the Baptist Faith.

She was preceded in death by: Parents: Daniel Robert Hacker and Flora Vann Hacker Smurdon; and husband, Amos Denton “Buddy” Tucker.

She is survived by: Son, Larry Denton Tucker and wife Mona Lisa of Oliver Springs; grandchildren, Jessica Lynn Tucker and Justin Denton Tucker of Oliver Springs; brother, Lester Hacker and wife Imojean of Halls; sisters, Willie Mae Justice and husband Arlie and Lillie Faye Lowe and husband Albert, all of Oliver Springs.

She was also survived by: Step-father, Donald Smurdon of Oliver Springs; and several nieces, nephews, and extended family members.

The family will receive friends from noon – 2 p.m. Saturday, March 23, 2013, at Sharp Funeral Home.

The funeral will follow at 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Ralph Wilson and Pastor Terry Braden officiating.

Burial and graveside services will follow at Anderson Memorial Gardens.

The family expresses their gratitude to the Nurses and Doctors of 4-West and CCU at Methodist Medical Center and a special thanks to Dr. Helton.

Sharp Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

An online guestbook is available at www.sharpfh.com


EMMA K. SEYMOUR
EMMA K. SEYMOUR

March 21, 2013

Emma K. Seymour, 99, Clinton, departed this life March 21, 2013, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.

She was born May 9, 1913, to the late Effie Patterson Kennedy and Sterling Kennedy.

She was a charter member of Second Baptist Church in Clinton and had been a faithful member of Clinton First Baptist Church since 1977. She worked at Magnet Mills and later at Eastern State and retired in 1975. She enjoyed reading, gardening, and spending winters at New Smyrna Beach. She was very dedicated to visiting relatives and friends at Windwood Healthcare Center.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by: Husband of 37 years, Leonard Turner; precious daughter, Gail Turner Bush; second husband of 21 years, Warren C. Seymour; brothers, Bill and Elmer Kennedy; sister, Mary Alice Rhyne.

She is survived by: Step daughter, Patt Hess and husband Allen; grandsons, Kristian and Brandon Bush, Clifton Sluss.

She was proud of her grandsons and six great-grandchildren and was always eager to express her love for them.

She is also survived by several nieces and nephews

The family extends a special thank you for caregivers who administered to her while at home and to the staff at Golden Living Center for the loving care they provided.

The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. - noon, Saturday, March 23, 2013, at Holley Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton with funeral services following in the chapel with the Rev. Stan Elliott officiating.

Her burial will follow at the Oak Ridge Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Clinton First Baptist Church Family Life Center, P.O. Box 268, Clinton, TN 37717.

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

holleygamblefh.com


GEORGE (BILL) PERRY
GEORGE (BILL) PERRY

March 16, 2013

George (Bill) Perry, 83, Lake City, passed away suddenly at his residence, Saturday, March 16, 2013.

He was a loving father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, and loved his family dearly.

He was a gentleman and was a friend to all. He enjoyed collecting all types of music and videos. He was of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by: Parents, George H. and Clara Perry; wife, Sonya Faye Perry; brothers, James Perry; sisters, Helen Bryant, Margaret Williams, Nellie Powell, Marie Snow, Edna Bradshaw, and Anna Mae Perry.

He is survived by: Son, Darrell Perry and wife Betty of Powell; daughters, Paula Perry Gray of Lake City, and Donna Taylor and husband Michael of Powell; grandchildren, Renee, Justin and Rebekah; great-grandchildren, Allie, Cody and Holly Bullock, Autumn Massey, Brody Gray, Abbie White, Marlee Gray and one to be born soon; and also a host of other relatives and friends.

His family received his friends from 6 – 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 19, 2013, with his celebration of life following at 7 p.m. in the chapel of Jones Mortuary with Bro. Robert Jones officiating.

His interment was at 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 20, 2013, at Sunset Cemetery in Clinton, with full military honors.

At Bill’s request he wanted everyone to stay after his services to have cake and ice cream.

Jones Mortuary in Clinton, was in charge of all arrangements.

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


DOROTHY E. LANE
DOROTHY E. LANE

March 14, 2013

Dorothy E. Lane, 94, Norris, passed away Thursday, March 14, 2013.

She was born in Paducah, Ky., Feb. 15, 1919, to the late Alvin and Bessie Wright.

She was a resident of Norris for 60 years, a member of the Norris Episcopal Church, and was a registered nurse at Ft. Sanders Hospital.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by: Husband, Harold L. Lane; son, Kent L. Lane.

She is survived by: Daughters, Joyce Ogburn, Janice Stooksbury, and Carol Clapp; sons, Robert and Gene Lane; 16 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren

The family held a graveside service at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 16, 2013, at Norris Memorial Garden with Father Joe Minarick officiating.

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


DEBBIE HAMILTON
DEBBIE HAMILTON

March 18, 2013

Debbie Hamilton, 59, Clinton, went home to be with the Lord, Monday, March 18, 2013, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.

She was born June 25, 1953, in Clinton to the late Jefferson and Alma Hamilton.

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by: Brother, James Hamilton.

She is survived by: Brothers, Carl F. Hamilton and wife Beth of Kingsport, Jeff Hamilton of Clinton, Gary Hamilton and wife Patty of Clinton; several nieces and nephews.

The family received friends from 5 – 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 20, 2013, at Holley Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton with funeral services following in the chapel.

Her graveside service was at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 21, 2013, at Sunset Cemetery in Clinton.

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


FERMAN ‘BUD’ RAY HAIRE
FERMAN ‘BUD’ RAY HAIRE

March 13, 2013

Ferman “Bud” Ray Haire, 72, Claxton, passed away Wednesday, March 13, 2013, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.

He was born Feb. 19, 1941, to the late Vernon and Beulah Haire in Bryson City, N.C.

He was a member of the Shephard’s Chapel. He worked at Ryder’s Truck Rental as a diesel mechanic for 20 years. His hobbies included fishing, hunting, metal detecting, and riding motorcycles.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by: Brothers, Leo Carver, Roger Wayne Haire; sisters, Shelby Jean Haire and Argie Cunningham; mother and father-in-law, Elmer and Evelyn Foust of Claxton.

Survivors: Wife of 53 years, Joyce Foust Haire, Claxton; son, Scott Haire of Claxton; granddaughters, Brittney, Heather, and Amber Haire of Claxton; brother, Charles V. Haire of Dandridge; sister, Shirley A. Garner of Kodak; sister-in-law, Billie Jo Carver of Medford; several nieces, nephews, and a host of other relatives and friends.

Visitation was from 3 – 5 p.m. Saturday, March 16, 2013, at Hatmaker Funeral Home in Lake City.

Funeral service was at 5 p.m. Saturday, March 16, 2013, in the Hatmaker Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Pitney Seiber and the Rev. Elmer Carver officiating.

Upon Ferman Haire’s wishes, there was no graveside service.

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


OVELINE BORUM GALBRAITH
OVELINE BORUM GALBRAITH

March 19, 2013

Oveline Borum Galbraith, 94, Oliver Springs, passed away, Tuesday, March 19, 2013, at N.H.C. of Oak Ridge.

She was born July 12, 1918, in Roane County.

She was a lifelong resident of this area.

She was a faithful Christian and a member of Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church. She loved her family and enjoyed cooking and caring for them.

She was employed at the Roane Hosiery Mill for 25 years before her retirement.

She was preceded in death by: Husbands, Denton Borum and Claude Galbraith; daughter, Pauline “Polly” Barnett; grandson, Terry Barnett; parents, Roscoe and Minnie Coker Reynolds; brothers, Tolly, Bill, Floyd, Earl and Joe Reynolds; and sisters, Lucille Cox, Erma Lee Cromwell, Ada Edwards, and Nadine Jewett.

She is survived by: Children, Clarence Borum and wife JoAnn of Horsehead, N.Y., Brenda Webb and husband Allen of Oak Ridge, Jerry Borum and wife Betsy of Harriman, and Paul Borum and wife Sonya of Coalfield; grandchildren, Cindy Freidman and husband Rob, Long Island, N.Y., Joseph Lackey and wife Kim of Oliver Springs, Sherry Cook and husband Scott of Carthage, Tammy Crawford and husband Roger of Gordonsville, Missy Brown of Carthage, Jonathan Borum and wife Kimberly of Lake Panasoffkee, Fla., Justin Borum and wife Dominique of Harriman, and Jenna Borum of Harriman; 11 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

She is also survived by: Sister, Margaret Huckelby of Coalfield; and a host of nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends.

The family received friends from noon – 2 p.m. Thursday, March 21, 2013, at Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church.

The funeral followed at 2 p.m. in the church, (Old Sanctuary) with Pastor Garvan Walls officiating.

Burial and graveside services followed at the Mt. Pisgah Cemetery.

Sharp Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

An online guestbook is available at www.sharpfh.com


BILL FRANKLIN BRUMMETT
BILL FRANKLIN BRUMMETT

March 18, 2013

Bill Franklin Brummett, 80, Clinton, departed this life at 5:20 a.m. on Monday, March 18, 2013, after a courageous but exhausting two-year battle with leukemia.

One of his favorite scriptures was 2 Timothy 4:7, “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.”

Born Nov. 15, 1932, in Oak Ridge, he was the youngest of nine children of the late Sam and Stella Smith Brummett.

The family moved to Clinton from their farm when the government purchased their land for the secret city of Oak Ridge. He was a graduate of Clinton High School where he met and later married his high school sweetheart, Emma Sue Elkins. He continued his education at Tennessee Wesleyan College before earning a B.S. degree from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

He was a veteran of the United States Army and proudly served his country during the Korean War. He was a faithful member of First Baptist Church of Clinton. He retired in 1994 from Lockheed Martin in Oak Ridge.

He was a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather, uncle and brother. His fondest memories were spent with the family boating and skiing on Norris Lake, and summer vacations at Daytona Beach. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and other sports. After he retired, he liked working in the yard, visiting his brothers and sisters, and travelling. He was kindhearted, generous, and had a wonderful sense of humor. He never met a stranger. He loved to talk and tell stories and joke and laugh.

He will be sorely missed.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by: Six sisters Elsie Justice, Pauline Davis, Aggie Reynolds, Mildred Tucker, Maggie Rutherford, Frances West; and brother Elmer Brummitt.

He is survived by: Wife of 56 years, Emma Sue Elkins Brummett of Clinton; daughters, Lisa Cooley Eady and husband John of Knoxville, Julie Walker Satterfield and husband Walt of Andersonville; grandchildren, Alex Cooley, Matthew Walker, Kathleen and Lauren Eady, and Zack and Vanessa Satterfield; brother, Charles Brummett of Schererville, Indiana; several nieces and nephews.

The family would like to extend a special thank-you to Dr. Richard Grapski and the staff of Thompson Cancer Center for their care and support over the last two years.

The family received friends from 5 – 7 p.m. Thursday, March 21, 2013, at Holley Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton with funeral service following at 7 p.m. with the Rev. Stan Elliott officiating.

Family and friends met at 10:30 a.m. Friday, March 22, 2013, at Holley Gamble for an 11 a.m. interment service at Sunset Cemetery.

Memorial Donations may be made to First Baptist Church of Clinton Family Life Center, 225 North Main Street, Clinton, TN 37716.

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

holleygamblefh.com


MARGARET FOX BEST
MARGARET FOX BEST

March 21, 2013

On March 21, 2013, a beautiful Christian soul left this earthly plane to go to her Eternal Home.

Margaret Fox Best passed away peacefully at Tennova Hospice Care in Halls surrounded by her loving family.

She was a lifelong resident of Anderson County, having been born and raised in Lake City. She was the daughter of Henry Clay Foust and Litha Davis Foust. She accepted Christ at an early age and was baptized at Main Street Baptist Church in Lake City.

During World War II, Margaret worked in the secretarial pool in Oak Ridge and rode Fox Bus Lines’ buses to and from work. The driver of the bus happened to be the owner of the company, Eugene Fox. They were married in 1947 and made their home in Lake City where they had four children. Gene and Margaret were members of Clear Branch Baptist Church at that time and raised their children there to become Christian people. All of them eventually accepted Christ and were baptized. They also taught them, that to become successful, one must trust in God and follow the Golden Rule. Together Gene and Margaret ran the bus line, a truck stop, a restaurant, and a used car business, all in Lake City.

In 1953, Gene moved Fox Used Cars to Clinton, where Margaret ran the office. She was unique in that she was one of the first of her generation to successfully juggle home, family, and a career simultaneously, all with such grace and dignity. Her family was blessed to have a strong Christian role model who provided such a Christian home. In 1963, the family moved to Clinton and two years later joined First Baptist Church. In 1966, they acquired a Toyota franchise at a time when virtually no one had even heard of a Toyota. After Gene’s death in 1968, Margaret continued to run the company, along with her brothers-in-law Lester and Alvin Fox, and later became one of the first women dealers in the United States. She also made certain that Gene’s dream to have all of his children graduate from college was fulfilled. All graduated from the University of Tennessee and eventually joined the company.

Margaret achieved many honors during her years with Toyota. She was also a member of The Order of the Eastern Star for many years. In 1987, she was nominated as a Sports Illustrated International Auto Dealers Association Dealer of Distinction and attended the prestigious awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. She was also inducted into the Anderson County Boys and Girls Club Hall of Fame in 2008 as a business leader of the community. Many other awards, accomplishments, and achievements are too numerous to mention.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by: The love of her life, husband Eugene Fox; also husband, John Lyell, and her husband Walter Best; and sister Flowrene Stamps.

Left to praise her memory: Children, Patricia Fox Hogue and husband Jeff, Stanley Fox Sr. and wife Sharon, Ronnie Fox and wife Karen, Becky Fox Grubb and husband Stanley; 11 grandchildren, Stanley Fox Jr. and wife Tyra, Chris Hogue and wife Crystie, Heather Fox Peterson and husband Troy, Mandy Grubb Halford and husband Chad, Jacob Chad Hogue and wife Hillary, Leighann Fox Green and husband Matt, Jessica Grubb, John Fox and wife Ann, Kevan Hogue, Adam Grubb and wife Casey, Whitney Fox Jett and husband Timothy; and 17 great-grandchildren; sisters, Jean Hunt of Oak Ridge and Catherine Glandon of Norris; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, R.C. and Maud Fox, Ruth and Dennie Worthington, Lester and Mickey Fox, Irene Fox; also numerous nieces and nephews; and special friend, Dorothy Jones of Oak Ridge.

The family will receive friends from 5 – 8 p.m. Monday, March 25, 2013, at Clinton First Baptist Church with funeral services immediately following with the Rev. Stan Elliott officiating.

Friends and family will meet Tuesday at 1:15 p.m. at Holley Gamble Funeral Home and go in procession to Woodhaven Memorial Garden for a 2:00PM graveside.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to First Baptist Church Family Life Center, P.O. Box 268 Clinton, TN, 37717 or to Boys and Girls Club of North Anderson County, P.O. Box 537, Lake City, TN 37769.

The family would like to thank the wonderful hospice nurses, staff, and volunteers who made Margaret’s passing loving, caring, and blessed. They are truly angels on Earth.

Holly-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton is in charge of all arrangements.

holleygamblefh.com


LOWELL W. ADAMS
LOWELL W. ADAMS

March 14, 2013

Lowell W. Adams, 85, Heiskell, passed away Thursday, March 14, 2013, at Tennova Hospice in Knoxville.

He was a member of Wolf Valley Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by: Parents, Charley and Maggie Adams; brothers, Clyde Adams and Maynard Light; sister, Ella Keeney.

Survivors: Wife of 65 years, Martha Adams; son, Lowell Adams Jr. and wife Melissa; daughters, Brenda Lawson, Teresa Adams; brothers, Charles Adams and Diane, Bill Adams; sister, Betty Lou Smith; grandchildren, Solmon, McCall, Scott, Wendy, Dylan, and Baleigh; great-grandchildren, Jordan, Karter and Noah

The family received friends from 5 – 7 p.m. Sunday, March 17, 2013, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton. Funeral services followed in the funeral home chapel.

Military graveside service was at 1:30 p.m. Monday, March 19, 2013, at East Tennessee Veterans Cemetery, John Sevier Hwy, Knoxville.

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



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