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FRANK ‘BIGFOOT’ HAWKINS
FRANK ‘BIGFOOT’ HAWKINS

(May 27, 1931 – April 12, 2013)

McMinnville resident and Anderson County native Frank “Bigfoot” Hawkins, 81, born May 27, 1931, died April 12, 2013, at his residence following an extended illness.

A ginseng digger and member of Long Mountain Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon, he was the son of the late Levi Jackson and Elizabeth Tackett Hawkins.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Bobby Hawkins.

He was married Jan. 18, 1952, to Betty Harmon of McMinnville.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by: Five children, Catherine Sunday of Wisconsin, Linda Taylor of Clinton, Juanita (Doug) Baker of Brunswick, Ga., and Christine Hawkins and Bruce Hawkins both of McMinnville; 12 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; sister, Hessel Murray of Ohio; brother, Roy Hawkins of Lake City; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral service were held at 11 a.m. Monday, April 15, 2013, at Long Mountain Baptist Church with Douglas Hawkins and Bill Tackett officiating.

Burial followed in the Cagle Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Sequatchie County, Tenn.

Visitation began at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 14, 2013, at Long Mountain Baptist Church.

There will be no visitation at the funeral home.


ANNA BELLE LEINART
ANNA BELLE LEINART

April 16, 2013

Anna Belle Leinart, 82, Clinton, passed away Tuesday, April 6, 2013, at Summit View of Lake City.

She was of the Baptist faith and was a faithful Christian. She loved quilting and canning but mainly she dedicated her life to caring for others.

Preceded in death by: Grandparents, William and Mary Ellen Leinart, Walker and Molly Leinart Long; parents, Sabert M. and Ella Long Leinart; brothers, R.C. and J.W. Leinart; sister, Sarah Jane Leinart; sisters-in-law, Madge King Leinart Loveday and Arxie Hall Leinart.

Survivors: Niece, Susan Leinart Poe (Jerry) of Clinton; great-niece, Leah S. Wallace (Anthony) of Knoxville; great-great-niece, Aniston; great-great-nephew, Brogan; aunt, Irene (JB) Long; lifetime faithful friend, Lorene Childs Davis; many cousins and friends.

A special thanks to Summit View and Amedisys for their wonderful care.

A private burial will be scheduled for Miss Leinart.

In celebration of Annie B.’s life memorial donations may be given to The Gideons International, P.O. Box 536, Clinton, TN 37717.

Holley-Gamble Funeral Home assisted the Leinart family. www.holleygamblefh.com


MARVON EDON ‘PETE’ HARRIS
MARVON EDON ‘PETE’ HARRIS

April 16, 2013

Marvon Eldon “Pete” Harris, 72, loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, passed away April 16, 2013.

He joined the United States Navy in 1958 and was the owner/operator of Clinton Bedding Company for many years.

He was preceded in death by: Father, Eldon Harris of Oak Ridge; mother, Katherine Cooper Harris of Richmond, Va.; Evan Michaud of St. Charles, Mo.

Survivors: Wife, Barbara Shepherd Harris of Clinton; daughters, Sonya and Marty Daniel of Clinton, Sheila and Jonathan Drost of Savannah, Texas, and Debbie Koschman of St. Peters, Mo.; sister, Patricia and David “Pete” Miller of Richmond, Va.; grandchildren, Hayley and Hunter Currier of Clinton, Spencer Drost of Savannah, Texas, Kristy Guffey of Lees Summit, Mo., Tessa &andRory Michaud of St. Charles, Mo., Abbey Miller of Cottleville, Mo., Jenny and Lee Bennett of Durham, N.C., Katherine and Michael Lien of Durham, N.C., Lauren Fry of Durham, N.C.; great-grandchildren, Iley Michad of St. Charles, Mo., Caden Rose of Durham, N.C., Maximus Farber of Cottleville, Mo., Mikayla Lien of Durham, N.C.; a host of friends ... He loved you all dearly, you know who you are.

The family will receive friends from 5 – 7 p.m. Saturday, April 20, 2013, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton.

Funeral service will follow with the Rev. Kenny Rains officiating.

Graveside service will be private.

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


NINA NARRAMORE GREEN
NINA NARRAMORE GREEN

April 8, 2013

Nina Narramore Green, 91, died April 8, 2013, in North Port, Fla.

She was born in Clinton March 9, 1921.

She lived most of her life in Seattle, Wash., where she volunteered at the U.S.O. for 40 years.

She was preceded in death by: Loving husband of more than 60 years, Franklin (Roy) Green; parents, Thomas Frank and Martha J. Hunley Narramore; brothers, Gillis of Oregon, Billy, Ellis, and Frank of Clinton, and Cecil of Ohio; sisters, Genette Narramore of the University of Virginia-Martin, Mary Bolinger and Geneva Martin of Clinton, and Pearl Cox of Kingston.

She is survived by many nieces and nephews.

She and Roy requested a private memorial.


KATHERINE SMITH BOWLING
KATHERINE SMITH BOWLING

April 17, 2013

Katherine Smith Bowling, 87, Clinton, passed away Wednesday, April 17, 2013, at Fort Sanders Medical Center in Knoxville after a brief illness.

She was born June 4, 1925, at the Hodge home place in Kodak to John R. and Minnie Hodge Smith and grew up in East Knox County.

As a child she stood on a box in front of a wood-fired cook stove learning to cook beside her mother, and accompanied her father selling produce from their garden door-to-door.

She was very fond of animals and even became a lifelong vegetarian at an early age.

She married James D. Bowling on July 25, 1942, and moved to the Brooks Gap community of Anderson County where they farmed for many years, raising tobacco and registered Polled Hereford cattle. James preceded her in death in 1993 after 51 years of marriage.

She was a member of Bethel Baptist Church and cooked Sunday dinner for the entire extended family until she was nearly 86. She enjoyed raising a large vegetable garden, canning and helping her children and grandchildren compete at the Anderson County Fair.

Also preceding her in death were: Son, James D. Bowling Jr.; sisters, Bernell Beeler and Bonnie Bowling; and four infant brothers.

Survivors include: Son and daughter-in-law, David Sr. and Judy Bowling of Heiskell; daughter and son-in-law, Kay and Lynn Anderson of Clinton; daughter-in-law, Susan T. Bowling of Norris; eight grandchildren, David (Victoria) Bowling of Heiskell, Matthew (Becky) Bowling of Andersonville, James III (Telena) Bowling of Oliver Springs, Mark (Kari) Bowling of Clinton, Joshua (Erin) Anderson of Heiskell, and Kimberly, Katherine and Kaara Anderson of Knoxville; eight great-grandchildren, Nicholas, Abby, Madison, Jordan, Rhett, Callie, Daniel and Emma Bowling; sister-in-law, Lou Bowling of Clinton; several nieces and nephews.

The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to all the healthcare professionals who have assisted Mrs. Bowling over the past few weeks: Anderson County’s EMS/first responders, the staff at Amedisys Home Health Care, McNeely Family Physicians, Norris Health and Rehabilitation Center and Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center all have our heartfelt gratitude.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Katherine’s favorite charities: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or the Glenn W. Bowling Animal Shelter, P.O. Box 186, Tazewell, Tenn., 37879.

The family received friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Friday, April 19, 2013, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton with Funeral services following at 8 p.m.

The family will have a graveside service at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, April 20, 2013, at Norris Memorial Garden with the Rev. Darryl Taylor officiating.

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


WAYFORD ‘PETE’ HARRIS JEFFERS
WAYFORD ‘PETE’ HARRIS JEFFERS

April 11, 2013

Wayford “Pete” Harris Jeffers, 75, Clinton, passed away Thursday, April 11, 2013, at the Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.

He was a member of the Second Baptist Church in Clinton. He was an avid University of Tennessee sports fan. He was a Veteran serving in the U.S. Army and then retired from the Y-12 in Oak Ridge after working there for 28 years. He enjoyed working in his wood shop and listening to all the kids in AWANA. Most of all he loved his wife of 50 years, kids and grandkids.

He will be dearly missed.

He was preceded in death by: Parents, Wilbert and Lucy Boshears Jeffers; sister, Bonnie June Lowe; brothers, Jaymon and Leonard Jeffers. 


Survived by: 
Wife of 50 years, Christine Robbins Jeffers of Clinton; daughters, Hope Hollis and husband Franklin of Vardaman, Miss., Ruth Ann Byrd of Clinton; son, Greg Jeffers of Oak Ridge; brothers, Glen Jeffers and wife Pearl of Helenwood, 
Charles Jeffers and Sandy of Oneida; grandchildren, Kristen Hollis and F.G. Hollis of Vardaman, Miss., 
Spencer Byrd of Clinton 
.

The family received friends from 2 – 4 p.m. Sunday, April 14, 2013, at Second Baptist Church in Clinton with the funeral service following at 4 p.m. with Dr. Mike Thompson officiating and music provided by Don and Elizabeth Young.

Interment was held at the Anderson Memorial Garden at 10 a.m. Monday, April 15, 2013, with full military honors presented by the Campbell County Honor Guard.

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


GREG RABY
GREG RABY

April 5, 2013

Greg Raby, 41, Clinton, passed away Friday, April 5, 2013, at his residence.

He was an avid fisherman, animal lover, and was known for his sense of humor and would help anyone who needed a helping hand.

He attended Maryville High School.

He is survived by: Mother, Janice Burgess of Clinton; father, Clarence “Cotton” Raby of Knoxville; brother, Dewayne Raby of Maryville; niece and nephew, Amber Raby and Dewayne Raby Jr.; several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

The family will have a memorial service at a later date.

Holley-Gamble Funeral Home assisted the Raby family. www.holleygamblefh.com


JAMES RAY WEST
JAMES RAY WEST

April 11, 2013

Mr. James Ray West, 58, Mossy Grove, passed away Thursday evening, April 11, 2013, from an apparent heart attack.

He was preceded in death by: Parents, Ray and Bobbie Jo Phillips West; brother; Larry West

He is survived by: Wife, Charlotte Foltz West; children, Angela and Eric Walls of Harriman, Bob and Regina Foltz of Pennsylvania, Lisa Foltz of Wartburg, Terri Taylor of Wartburg; brothers, Jerry and wife Wendy West of Wartburg, Andy West of Wartburg, David West of Wartburg; sisters, Lisa and husband Clyde Hawkins of Mossy Grove, Rosa and husband Scott Byrd of Powell, Susie West of Oak Ridge; 13 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and a host of other friends and relatives.

The family received friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Monday April 15, 2013, at Schubert Funeral Home Wartburg.

Funeral Services followed at 8 p.m. with the Rev. Garvin Walls officiating.

Graveside services were at noon Tuesday, April 16, 2013, at Patterson Cemetery, Devonia.

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



April 11, 2013

Mr. James Ray West, 58, Mossy Grove, passed away Thursday evening, April 11, 2013, from an apparent heart attack.

He was preceded in death by: Parents, Ray and Bobbie Jo Phillips West; brother; Larry West

He is survived by: Wife, Charlotte Foltz West; children, Angela and Eric Walls of Harriman, Bob and Regina Foltz of Pennsylvania, Lisa Foltz of Wartburg, Terri Taylor of Wartburg; brothers, Jerry and wife Wendy West of Wartburg, Andy West of Wartburg, David West of Wartburg; sisters, Lisa and husband Clyde Hawkins of Mossy Grove, Rosa and husband Scott Byrd of Powell, Susie West of Oak Ridge; 13 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and a host of other friends and relatives.

The family received friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Monday April 15, 2013, at Schubert Funeral Home Wartburg.

Funeral Services followed at 8 p.m. with the Rev. Garvin Walls officiating.

Graveside services were at noon Tuesday, April 16, 2013, at Patterson Cemetery, Devonia.

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


BETTY L. STOOKSBURY
BETTY L. STOOKSBURY

April 12, 2013

Betty L. Stooksbury, 82, Andersonville, passed away April 12, 2013, at NHC-Healthcare in Oak Ridge.

She was a member of Red Hill Baptist Church. She enjoyed cooking, quilting and listening to music.

She was preceded in death by: Husband, Maynard Stooksbury; parents, Flem and Dory Phillips; sons, Terry and Ronnie Stooksbury; three brothers; one sister

Survivors: Sons, Mickey and Connie Stooksbury, George Stooksbury and Margie Johnson; daughter, Shirley and Robert Anderson; several brothers, sisters, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Graveside service was at 2 p.m. Monday, April 15, 2013, at Norris Memorial Gardens in Norris with Donnie Wallace officiating.

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


DR. ROBERT T. SMITH
DR. ROBERT T. SMITH

April 15, 2013

Dr. Robert T. Smith, 51, Knoxville, passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by loved ones April 15, 2013.

He battled pancreatic cancer for three years. He was a 1980 graduate of Oak Ridge High School and a 1984 graduate of the University of Tennessee. He earned a Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry in 1988, completed an oral surgery residency at the University of Tennessee Medical Center in 1989, and completed a Master of Science with a Specialty in Orthodontics in 1991 at The University of Detroit before opening up an orthodontic practice in Fountain City in 1991. His success led to the opening of a second office in Halls in 1992.

He was passionate about his practice and his patients. He was a perfectionist who welcomed difficult cases and specialized in making patients laugh. His generosity and humility allowed patients to see him as more than a doctor. He was also a friend. He was respected by his peers and adored by his staff.

Beyond his professional achievements, he was a loving husband and an adoring father. He positively impacted the lives of many and leaves behind many close friends. He was a gifted—and somewhat daring—water and snow skier, a talented cook, a skilled golfer, an avid Tennessee sports fan and the perpetual life of the party.

He was preceded in death by: Mother, Jean Sadler Smith.

He is survived by: Wife, Cathy Smith; son, Kent Smith and Kent’s mother Ann Trivette Wall; father and step-mother, Jimmy and Patty Smith; sister, Karen Moore; niece and nephew, Chris and Courtney Moore; grandmother, Jeanette Smith; step-daughter, Chelsea Martin; step-son and step-daughter-in-law, Jonathan and Maegan Martin; and step-son and step-daughter-in-law, Shaun and Amanda Martin.

Dr. and Mrs. Smith attended Sevier Heights Baptist Church.

He and his family wish to express the most heartfelt gratitude to his many, many close friends and relatives, too numerous to name, and loving orthodontic staff, all who have demonstrated overwhelming kindness.

A celebration of his life was planned for April 18, 2013, at Smithview Pavilion, 601 Smithview Drive, Maryville, TN beginning at 5 p.m., where the family invites friends to gather to share memories of a life well lived.

Special words about him were presented at 7 p.m.

Family and friends assembled for graveside services and interment at 2 p.m. Friday, April 19, 2013, at Grandview Memorial Gardens, Clinton.

Condolences may be offered online at www.SmithMaryville.com.

Smith Funeral and Cremation Service, Maryville, 865-983-1000.


CORENE POWERS DAVIS
CORENE POWERS DAVIS

April 11, 2013

Corene Powers Davis, 71, Clinton, passed away Thursday, April 11, 2013, at her residence.

She was born on May 16, 1941, in Anderson County to the late Caleb and Minnie Foust Powers.

She was a member of Solway Baptist Church. She enjoyed gardening, taking care of people, and spending time with her family and friends, especially her grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by: Daughter, Sharon Barison; and several brothers and sisters.

Survivors: Husband, Jimmy Davis of Clinton; daughters, Wanda Potter of Clinton, Della Bunch of Clinton; sisters, Anna Ezell of Medford, Wilma Maupin of Medford; special children they raised, Jessica Davis Ivey and Jason West; 12 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and a large host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Visitation was from noon – 2 p.m. Monday, April 15, 2013, at Hatmaker Funeral Home in Lake City.

Funeral service was at 2 p.m. Monday, April 15, 2013, in the Hatmaker Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev.Jack Burchell officiating.

Interment followed the funeral service at Foust Cemetery in Lake City.

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

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


LULA ATHYNE ‘GRANNY’ BAKER
LULA ATHYNE ‘GRANNY’ BAKER

April 12, 2013

Lula Athyne “Granny” Baker, 101, Sparta, Tenn., and formerly of Oliver Springs, passed away Friday, April 12, 2013, at the Life Care Center of Sparta.

She was born Sept. 2, 1911, in Van Buren County, Tenn.

She was a faithful Christian and a member of the First Baptist Church in Spencer, Tenn., however when her health allowed she attended the First Baptist Church in Oliver Springs.

She was a homemaker, a mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother. She was “Granny” to all, a lady who loved her family and friends and with a calm and gentle spirit, she inspired all who came her way. She enjoyed sewing and quilting.

She was preceded in death by: Parents, I.B. and Hattie Poore Maynard; husband of 57 years, Lester Baker; daughter, Gail Daugherty; sons, Glenn and Carl Baker; sisters, Pearl Measles and Orphia Argo; and brothers, Bill, Bob, Ken, and Brintz Maynard.

She is survived by: Daughters and sons-in-law, Louise Davis and husband Ernest of Nashville, Helen Savage and husband George of Sparta; sons, Charles Lester Baker Jr. and wife Sammie of Spencer, and Joe Burl Baker and wife Elizabeth of Coalfield; 10 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.

She is also survived by: Daughter-in-law, Mickey Baker of Harriman; son-in-law, Louie Daugherty of Roanoke, Va.; several nieces, nephews, extended family members and a host of special friends who loved her.

The family received friends from 4 – 7 p.m. Sunday, April 14, 2013, at Sharp Funeral Home.

Funeral services were held at noon Monday, April 15, 2013, in the chapel of Sharp Funeral Home with Pastor Bill Lowery officiating.

Burial and graveside services followed at Anderson Memorial Gardens.

Sharp Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

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


MARSHA LEE TILLEY
MARSHA LEE TILLEY

April 13, 2013

Marsha Lee Tilley, 55, Lake City, passed away suddenly on Saturday, April 13, 2013, at her home.

She was an active member of Browns Flat Baptist Church in Briceville. She spent most of her time with her family (especially her grandkids) and enjoyed every moment with them. If she wasn’t spending time with family, she was on the phone with them, or special friends, which she had many of. Her family wanted everyone to know that she was a very giving person who always put others before herself, and she never went a day without a glass full of Coca-Cola.

She was preceded in death by: Parents, Lonas and Loma Jean (Lay) Phillips; sisters, Myrtle Irene Phillips, Brenda Gail Phillips, Alma Jean Phillips; brother, Michael Phillips; son-in-law, Stevie Finch; mother and father-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. James Tilley; special friend, Mary E. Childress.

She is survived by: Husband of 35 years, whom she loved dearly, Jerold Tilley of Lake City: son, Lonas Matthew Tilley and wife Betty (Childress) Tilley of Heiskell; daughter, Chrystal Finch of Lake City; grandchildren, Dennis, James, Tiffany, and “Bubba” Tilley of Heiskell, Marsha, Angel, Lavada, and Stevie Finch of Lake City (these were Marsha’s pride and joy); sister and brother-in-law, Deloris J. McCoy and husband Ronnie of the Medford community; nephew, Rodney McCoy, Libbie Ann Huckaby and husband David; niece and nephew, Rachel and Isaiah of Lake City, Chrissy Tilley and family of Maine, Sue and family of Texas, Jimmy Tilley and family of Arizona, Kenny and Debbie Tilley and family of Athens, Tenn.; aunts and uncles, Frankie and Odis Weaver of Powell, Calvin and Bee Phillips, Harry Phillips, Eli Phillips, Johnny Phillips, Murdis Phillips, James Phillips, and Mary Morales; special friends, Tim and Callie Ivey and family, Wanda Hughes, Margaret and James Davis, Wig Brown, and a host of other family and friends.

“To my friends and family and the world my last words would be, “Come go with me! To see Jesus oh what a blessing that would be.”

Her family received her friends from noon – 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, 2013, with her funeral service following at 2 p.m. at Browns Flat Baptist Church in Briceville with the Rev. Jay Brown officiating.

Her interment followed her funeral service in the church cemetery.

Jones Mortuary was in charge of all arrangements. Condolences can be made to the family at www.jonesmortuaryllc.com


MARCELLA WIKLE
MARCELLA WIKLE

March 28, 2013

Marcella Wikle, 84, Clinton, passed away Thursday, March 28, 2013, at Jefferson City Health and Rehabilitation Center in Jefferson City.

She was preceded in death by: Parents, Jason and Lornie McMahan; husband, Calvin Wikle; son, Paul Wikle, three brothers; and two sisters.

She is survived by: Sons, Mark Wikle and wife Vicky of Dandridge, Johnny Wikle of Lakeland, Fla., and Ollen Wikle and wife Michelle of Clinton; daughters, Doris Haggard of Franklin, N.C., Janie Powers of Rockwood, Karen and husband Gary Harness of Clinton, Sandy Cox of Powell, and Debra McGinnif of Knoxville; brother, Robert McMahan and wife Linda of Franklin, N.C.; 25 grandchildren; and 45 great-grandchildren.

Her visitation was from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Monday, April 1, 2013, at Jones Mortuary with the funeral service following at 1 p.m. in the chapel of Jones Mortuary with Bro. Robert Jones officiating.

Her interment immediately followed the funeral service at Woodhaven Memorial Gardens in Claxton.

Jones Mortuary of Clinton was in charge of all arrangements.

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


MARY RUTH WEBB
MARY RUTH WEBB

April 13, 2013

Mary Ruth Webb, 71, Clinton, passed away Saturday, April 13, 2013, at Fort Sanders Hospital in Knoxville.

She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and enjoyed her great-grandchildren. She enjoyed traveling and her dog Nikki. She was of the Baptist faith.

She was preceded in death by: Parents, Dowell and Margaret Williams; and husband of 52 years, Herbert Webb.

She is survived by: Son, Ricky Webb and wife Sherry of Andersonville; daughter, Donna McCarter and husband Charles of Sevierville; brothers, Dow Williams and wife Janice of Clinton, Eddie Williams and wife Jan of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; sister, Polly Simpson and husband Jim of Lutz, Fla.; grandchildren, Greg Hampton and wife Brooke, Courtney Webb, Ashley Frey and husband Jordan, Alisha and Andrew Enix; great-grandchildren, Parker Thomson, Kevin, Addison and Eden Hampton, Kandon Leinart; and one great-grandchild on the way.

Mary’s wishes were to have a private family viewing and cremated after the gathering.

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

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



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