May 3, 2013

Hazel Coward, 91, went home to be with her Lord and savior Friday, May 3, 2013.

She was a member of the West Emory Baptist Church. Her hobbies were sewing, quilting and working in her flowers. She also enjoyed taking trips with the Happy Travelers.

She was a loving wife, mother and mammaw.

She was preceded in death by: Husband, Kyle William Coward; parents, Joseph and Minnie Mae Stevens Mantooth; brothers, Basil, Charles, and Homer Mantooth; sister-in-law, Marie Mantooth; and son-in-law, Richard Anthony.

Survived by: Sons, James “Jim” Coward, Dale Coward; daughters, Charlotte Burgess and husband John, Diana Anthony; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren; dog and special companion, Buddy.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to Amedisys Hospice for all their love and care and to the numerous pastors that came to visit and pray with our mother at such a difficult time.

The family received friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Sunday, May 5, 2019, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home with the funeral service to following at 8 p.m. with the Rev. Ronnie Barnes officiating.

Her Interment was held at 1 p.m. Monday, May 6, 2013, at Woodhaven Memorial Gardens.

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


May 3, 2013

Calvin Lee Daugherty, 60, New River, passed away suddenly while cutting trees Friday, May 3, 2013.

He was born Sept. 9, 1952, in Stainsville, Tenn.

He was a Baptist. He worked in the coal mines in his earlier years and then as a timber cutter for the rest of his life. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, ginsenging, working on fast cars, playing music on the guitar and spending time with his family, especially his grandbabies.

He was preceded in death by: Father, Rufus Daugherty; brothers, Wayne, David and Jonas Daugherty; and sister, Monie Bean.

Survivors: Mother, Monie Bell Daugherty of New River; children, Tim Daugherty and fiancé Angie of Cookeville, Brandy Lee Wilson and Davon of Lake City, Donnie Lee Daugherty and Laura of Lake City, Ronnie Lee Daugherty and Niki of Oliver Springs; wife, Patsy Lynn Daugherty of Oliver Springs; brothers, Howard Daugherty and Ruby of New River, Joe Daugherty of New River; sister, Nancy McGhee of New River; brother-in-law, Jackie Bean of Lake City; 17 grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and a host of friends.

Visitation was from 6 – 8 p.m. Thursday, May 9, 2013, at Hatmaker Funeral Home in Lake City.

Funeral service was at 8 p.m. Thursday, May 9, 2013, in the Hatmaker Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jackie Bean Jr. officiating.

Friends and family met at Calvin’s mothers house at 11 a.m. Friday, May 10, 2013, for the graveside service.

He was buried at the Emily Patterson Cemetery in New River following the graveside service.

Hatmaker Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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


May 6, 2013

O. Jean Hagan, 80, passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her family Monday, May 6, 2013.

She was a member of the Day Springs Baptist Church in Knoxville, where she loved her church family. When she was able she enjoyed bowling and fishing. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

She loved caring for her family. For the past 10 years her husband, John, was her loving caregiver.

She was preceded in death by: Parents, John S. Smith and Ruby Smith.

She is survived by: Husband of 62 years, John Hagan; daughter, Pamela Hagan Taylor; sons, Robert W. Hagan, Gerry L. Hagan; grandchildren, Christy Taylor Brewer and husband Jason, Thomas W. Hagan, Brooke A. Hagan; great-grandchildren, Brady and Mia Brewer; special friend and caregiver, Sara Gilliam.

The family receivd friends from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Thursday, May 9, 2013, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home with the funeral service following at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Ron Burress and the Rev. Charlie McGill officiating.

Interment was held at the Woodhaven Memorial Garden following the funeral service.



May 6, 2013

Vicky Claudine Riggs, 59, Andersonville, died May 6, 2013 at the University of Tennessee Medical Center, Knoxville.

She was born Aug. 17, 1953, in Knox County.

She had previously lived in Hammond, Ind., and Powell.

She was an employee of Marshall’s at Turkey Creek.

Preceded in death by: Parents, Grady C. Riggs and Pauline Hutson Riggs; brother, Larry R. Riggs.

Survived by: Brother, Ronnie Riggs and wife Libby of Andersonville; sister, Carol Ann King and husband Sandy of Aiken, S.C.; several nephews, nieces, great nephews and great nieces.

Vicky requested there be no services.

Memorial contributions may be made to your favorite animal shelter.

Arrangements by Cremation Options, Inc. (865) 6WE-CARE (693-2273) www.cremationoptionsinc.com


May 2, 2013

Delford Marlow, 73, Delford Junior Marlow, 38, both of Knoxville, passed away suddenly Thursday, May 2, 2013, due to an automobile accident.

Delford enjoyed fishing, country music, and wrestling. He was born July 25, 1939, in Briceville to the late Starl Marlow and Martha Brown Marlow.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by: Wife, Clara Bell Marlow; granddaughter, Cynthia Marie Jeffers; son, Delford Junior Marlow; sisters, Mary Viola Marlow, and Ethel Marlow; brother, Delbert Eugene Marlow.

He is survived by: Daughters, Darlene and Randy Hensley of Knoxville, Penny and Dennis Pass of Knoxville, Becky Galvin of Knoxville, Nancy Hutchinson of Knoxville; sisters, Susie and Alvin Daugherty of Clinton, Lula Mae Cooper of Lake City, Emily Sharp of Harriman; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; many very special nieces, nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

Delford Junior was born Dec. 8, 1974, to the late Delford and Clara Bell Cooper Marlow.

He enjoyed playing his guitar and country music. He loved fishing and wrestling. He did not meet a stranger and was friendly to everybody. He also was a jokester.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by: Grandparents, Starl and Martha Marlow and Fred and Mary Cooper.

He is survived by: Daughter, Haley Marlow of Lake City; sisters, Darlene Hensley and husband Randy, Penny Pass and husband Dennis, Becky Galvin, and Nancy Hutchinson; many nieces, nephews, and a host of other relatives and friends.

Their family and friends met for a memorial service at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 7, 2013, at Red Hill Baptist Church in Andersonville with the Rev. Tyler Cunningham and the Rev. Jack Burnette officiating.

Their interment will be private.

Jones Mortuary in Clinton was in charge of all arrangements.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Jones Mortuary, 375 N. Main Street, Clinton, TN 37716.

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


May 3, 2013

Alexis Louise Dabney, 18, Lake City, started her new journey with Our Father on Friday, May 3, 2013.

She was born April 8, 1995, in Oak Ridge to Regina Powers Dabney and Ronnie Dabney II.

She was of the Baptist faith. She was a cheerleader for Lake City Middle School and during her attendance at Anderson County High School, was a member of the golf team. She enjoyed playing her guitar, playing Uno, taking pictures, drawing, going to the beach, and spending time with her family. Her dream was to be a professional photographer. She loved life.

She was preceded in death by: Grandfathers, Ronnie Dabney, and Glen Powers.

Survivors: Mother, Regina Powers Dabney of Lake City; grandmother, Mamaw Pat (Pat Powers) of Lake City; father, Ronnie Dabney II of Lake City; fiance and love of her life, Brandon West of Lake City; sister, Jazmine Kennedy of Clinton; uncles, Chucky Powers of Lake City, Greg Powers of Lake City, Allen Tadlock of Clinton; aunts, KK (Karen Tadlock) of Clinton, Lisa Disney of Lake City; cousins, Ally Tadlock, Dustin Disney, Jeremy Powers, Wendy and husband Robert Mayes; special friends, Ruby West, Brandie Duff, Emily Carter, Jim Cornett, and Stephanie Turner; several other relatives, and a host of special friends.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to:

The Dream Connection, Inc.

P.O. Box 10924

Knoxville, TN 37939

Visitation was held from 5 – 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 7, 2013, at Hatmaker Funeral Home in Lake City.

A celebration of life service was held at 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 7, 2013, in the Hatmaker Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Marty Stooksbury officiating.

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

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


May 5, 2013

Herbert Fritts Jr. age 56, of the Dyllis Community in Roane County, passed away Sunday, May 5, 2013, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.

He was born July 5, 1956, in Harriman.

He was a lifelong resident of this area.

He was preceded in death by: Brother, Larry Dean Fritts; stepfather, Charles Ward; and father-in-law, Harold McKinney.

He was employed as the shipping and receiving coordinator at American Magnetics for the past 28 years.

He was a member of the Dyllis Baptist Church, and a charter member of the Windrock A.T.V. Club. He enjoyed riding his ATV and his motorcycle, hunting and fishing and he was a former president of the Windrock A.T.V. Club.

He is survived by: Wife, Debra McKinney Fritts of Dyllis; father, Herbert Fritts Sr. and wife Shirley of Oliver Springs; mother, Ethel Ward of Oliver Springs; son, Anthony Paul Fritts of Oliver Springs; daughter, Stacey Danielle Fritts of Dyllis; grandchildren, Alana Skyler Fritts and Anthony Gregory Steven Alcorn; stepgranddaughter, Kimberlee Diana Alcorn; and stepgreat-granddaughter, Aurora Renee Graham.

He is also survived by: Brothers, Tony E. Fritts and wife Jennifer of Greenback, and Bernie J. Fritts and wife Cassie of Mesa, Ariz.; sister, Theresa Lewis and husband Robert of Crossville; stepbrother, Charles Ward Jr. and wife Janice of Alabama; and special friends, David Rose and David and Cheryl Lemarr.

The family received friends from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 8, 2013, at Sharp Funeral Home.

The funeral followed at 8:30 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Pastor John Edwards and Pastor Garvan Walls officiating.

Sharp Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

An online guestbook is available at www.sharpfh.com


May 7, 2013

Esther E. Beeten, 92, Knoxville, and formerly of Sun City Center, Fla., passed away Tuesday, May 7, 2013, of natural causes.

She was born June 8, 1920, in Petoskey, Mich., to the late Harrison and Lilly Mae Ball.

She graduated from Brimley, Mich., High School and later became a licensed realtor and real estate broker in Hawaii. She enjoyed traveling and during her lifetime she lived in Michigan, Hawaii, Japan, California, Florida and Tennessee.

She was an avid outdoor person who enjoyed fishing, camping, hunting and boating.

She and her late husband, Leslie Beeten, retired in Florida in 1982. During her retirement she was an avid reader, bird watcher and gardener.

She was known for her sense of humor and outreach to others. She was actively involved as a hospital volunteer.

She is survived by: Daughter, Cindy Day and husband Norm of Knoxville; grandchildren, Mindy Moyer, Mike Miller, Jennifer Ruthledge and husband Tim, and Steven Day and wife Kim; and seven great-grandchildren.

She is also survived by a special friend, her sister-in-law, Jane Amero.

Her family expresses their gratitude to the Little Creek Nursing facility for the kindness, gentleness, and special skill of the staff.

Funeral services will be held in Hawaii.

Sharp Funeral Home in Oliver Springs is serving the family of Mrs. Beeten.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Manna House at Cokesbury United Methodist Church, 9919 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37922.

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


May 2, 2013

Helen Steadman Loy passed away May 2, 2013, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.

She was born Aug. 9, 1914, in Anderson County to the late James Ross Steadman and Alice Cox Steadman.

She was preceded in death by: Husband, Roy E. Loy; son, James A. Loy; step-grandson, Denny Lynn Arnold; brothers, Claude, Kenneth, Clarence and Fletcher Steadman.

Survivors include: Sons, David Loy, William and wife Rochelle Loy; daughter, Alice F. Loy; grandchildren, Tammy Loy Jefferson and husband Dale, Stephen M. Loy and wife Darla, Brad Loy and Alex Loy; great-grandchildren, Jordan and Danielle Jefferson, Naiah Fay and Kenna Michelle Loy.

She enjoyed taking care of her family and baking pies and cakes for church socials. She was a longtime member of South Clinton Baptist Church. She especially enjoyed spending time with her friends.

The family received friends from 4 – 6 p.m. Sunday, May 5, 2013, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton.

A graveside service was held at 11 a.m. Monday, May 6, 2013, at Farmers Grove Cemetery.

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


April 23, 2013

Tammy Lynn Elliott Thomason, born May 24,1965, passed away April 23, 2013.

She was preceded in death byhe loving mother, Edith Marie Elliott.

She is survived by: Husband, Tony Thomason of Panama City, Fla.; son, Coty Elliott of Knoxville; granddaughter, Anna Marie of Knoxville; father, Buddy Elliott; sisters, Christine Warwick and husband Carlie of Knoxville, Teresa Light of Clinton; brother, Michael Elliott and wife Kendra of Heiskell; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will hold a Memorial service in honor of Tammy at 4 p.m. Saturday May 11, 2013, at Fort Sumter Community Cemetery.

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