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Kennith “John” Lindsey
Kennith “John” Lindsey

May 20, 2013

Kennith “John” Lindsey, formerly of Clinton, passed away on May 20 in Wilmington, N.C. after a brief battle with liver cancer.

He was a graduate of Clinton High School and served in the U.S. Army. He worked for DuPont and was an integral part of plant start-ups and manufacturing along the U.S. Southeast coast and worldwide in China, India, and Turkey. He continued consulting after retirement. He enjoyed spending time with his extended family, friends, golfing, and was the life of any gathering; charming and entertaining everyone with his stories, tall tales, serenades, and big hugs.

He will forever be missed but will never be forgotten by those whose lives he touched.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Vivian Lindsey of Clinton.

He is survived by wife, Brenda; his children Kendra Vita (Steve); Erika Lodwig (Bob); Danny Lindsey (Michele); Meredith Marceri (Sal); and grandchildren Jared Lodwig, Lexie Lodwig, Jackson West, Jordon Lindsey, and Asher Lindsey; brother Maurice Lindsey and sister Lynda Brock (Wade), several nieces and nephews and his faithful four legged companion Winston.

A celebration of his life was held on May 22 at Harbor United Methodist Church in Wilmingt


James Ralph Nester, Jr.
James Ralph Nester, Jr.

May 24, 2013

James Ralph Nester, Jr. age 65, a resident of Oliver Springs, passed away Friday, May 24, 2013, at the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville.

James was born April 4, 1948 in Mount Airy, N.C. He lived in Winston/Salem, NC, Charleston, S.C. and Roanoke, Va. before moving to Tennessee in 1995.

Before his retirement he was employed as the Auto Sales Manager at Clayton Automotive in Knoxville.

He was a member of Batley Baptist Church and his hobbies included golfing and fishing.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James Ralph Nester, Sr. and Betty Bowman Nester.

He is survived by Carolyn Sue Sigler of Oliver Springs, by children; Jeannie Williams and companion David Lowman of Greer, S.C., Rudy Nester and companion, Tonya Barrett of Marion, N.C., Andrea Nester of Mocksville, N.C. and Tammie Pyke and husband, Phillip of Clinton.

He is also survived by grandchildren; Dawson, Chance, Shea, Amber, Kayla, Matthew and Skyler.

The family received friends Tuesday, May 28, 2013, between the hours of 6 and 7 p.m., at Sharp Funeral Home. The funeral will follow at 7 p.m., in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Luke Kidwell officiating. Sharp Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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


Joe Powers
Joe Powers

May 25, 2013

Joe Powers, age 74, went home to be with the lord at Methodist Medical Center on May 25, 2013, surrounded by many family members and friends. He was a member of Mount Olive Baptist Church.

Our daddy, Joe Powers…the first man we loved…worked hard daylight to dark…where we got our sense of humor…he never met a stranger…lived life and was “A man of Laughter”…loved by so many…final days of his life he showed great strength once again as he held on so our family could spend his last days with him remembering the great memories we each shared.

We were all honored to call him daddy, grand daddy, husband and friend.

Proceeded in death by parents Andy and Lillie Powers, sister Lucille Williams, brothers Herman Powers, James Powers, Juluis Powers, Marion Powers and Chester Powers.

Survived by wife Evelyn Powers of 44 years. Children: Jo Ann Dauberger (Scott) of Lawrenceville Ga.; Diane Conatser (Bruce) of Clinton; Melissa Powers of Clinton; Shannon McKamey (Ed) of Clinton; brothers Jim Powers (Ruby) of Clinton; and Bob Powers of Indiana; grandsons Owen McKamey, Landon McKamey, Madison McKamey, LCPL Justin Powers USMC, Adam Irwin, AFC Jordan Irwin USAF, Dakota Irwin, Korey Holt U.S. Army, and Nathan Dauberger; granddaughters Courtney Matthews, and Mackenzie Dauberger; great grand sons (and one on the way) Lyric Holt, Noah Holt, and special nephew Wayne Powers, and a host of other family and friends.

The family would like to say a special thanks to the doctors and nurses on 4 West and Methodist Medical Center and a special thank you to Dr. Valdon his Neurologist for many years.

The family received friends Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. with the funeral services following at 8:00 p.m. at Holley Gamble Chapel in Clinton. Rev. David Crowe and Rev. Clayton Duncan officiated.

The interment was Monday at 11 a.m. at Woodhaven Memorial Garden. Holley Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton will be in charge of the arrangements hollygamblefh@comcast.net .


Russell Roach
Russell Roach

May 28, 2013

Russell Roach age 88 of Hamersville, Ohio passed away Tuesday May 28, 2013 at his residence. He was born in Lake City, Tenn. on July 22, 1924 the son of the late James Russell and Margaret (Towe) Roach. He was a factory worker at Delco and a WWII US Army veteran.

Besides his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife, Virginia Magdalene Loveday Roach, 4 brothers; Bob, Charles, James, and Billy Roach and 1 sister; Elizabeth (Boots) Smith.

Russell is survived by one son; Kevin Roach of Dayton, Ohio; one daughter; Linda Roach of Hamersville; adopted daughter, Alice Capps of Hamersville; two brothers, Doyle Roach and wife June of Dayton, Ohio; Bud Roach and wife Ruth of Fairborn, Ohio; two sisters, Mary (Edna) Slagle and husband Mickey of Fairborn, Ohio; Wanda Padgett of Panama City, Fla.; three sister in laws, Sylvia Roach of Pennsylvania; Beulah Forsythe of Lebanon, Ohio; Dixie Roach of Dayton, Ohio; one grandson, Thomas Capps, and several nieces and nephews.

Graveside Services were held Saturday, June 1, 2013 at at the Anderson Memorial Gardens in Clinton. Visitation was Friday, May 31, 2013 at the Meeker Funeral Home in Russellville, Ohio with military services by the Walter-Miller American Legion Post #394.

Friends and Families may sign Russell’s online guestbook at www.meekerfuneralhomes.com.


Hubert Thomas
Hubert Thomas

May 24, 2013

Hubert Thomas, 85, widower of the late Betty Wren Thomas, passed away at his home on Friday, May 24, 2013.

A native of Conway, Ky., he was the son of the late Tom and Ann E. Taylor Thomas. He was a retired employee of the CSX Railroad Co. with over 42 years of service, a United States Army Veteran of the Korean War and attended the River of Life Ministries.

He is survived by three children, Sherri and Jesse Hunt of Paris, Ky.; Jerry and Nanette Thomas of Andersonville; and Terri and James Dickerson of Paris, Ky.; five grandchildren, Kenneth and Tracy Wilson, Michele and Troy Schlake, Michael and Emily Bryant, Jessica and Brandon Gard and Nathan Thomas; two great grandchildren, Owen and Paisley Wilson and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to his wife and parents he was also preceded in death by one grandson, Jimmy Wilson.

Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday May 29, 2013 at the Lusk-McFarland Funeral Home, 1120 Main St., Paris, Ky., by the Rev. Dennis Peace. Burial was in the Paris Cemetery.

Visitation was Wednesday May 29, 2013 until the hour of service at the funeral home.

Pallbearers were Kenneth Wilson, Michael Bryant, Nathan Thomas, Brandon Gard, Troy Schlake and Steed Rowe. Honorary pallbearer was Tom Thomas.

Memorials may take the form of contributions to the Hospice of the Bluegrass, 1317 US HWY 62E, Cynthiana, KY 41031.

The online guestbook is at www.Lusk-McFarland.com and a 24 hour funeral information line can be reached by calling 859-987-4387.


Richard Weldon
Richard Weldon

May 25, 2013

Richard Weldon, age 93, of Clinton, passed away early Saturday, May 25, 2013 at his residence in Clinton. Richard was a member of Greenway Baptist Church. He worked for Y-12 for 12 years & drove a Greyhound bus before starting his own business, Weldon’s Quality Nursery, which he owned & operated for 32 years. Richard enjoyed working outdoors, fishing, gardening, & being with his grandkids.

He is preceded in death by his wife of 44 years, Erna Mae Weldon; parents, Lewis and Jenny Weldon; brothers, Robert, Bud, Howard, and Cleo Weldon; sisters, Cleo Weldon and Jessie Hall; brother – in- law Mickey Phillips.

Richard is survived by his wife of 25 years, Carolyn Weldon; son, John Richard Weldon (wife Amy) of Clinton; brother, James Odell Weldon of Alabama; brother-in-law, Michael Phillips of Wartburg and sisters-in-law, Cindy Phillips and Penny Carol all of Wartburg; grandchildren, Dane, Hanna, Ashley,
Nina “Gracie”, and Samuel; mother and father-in-law, Charles & Bertha Phillips of Wartburg.

Richard’s family received his friends on Monday, May 27, 2013 from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. in the chapel of Jones Mortuary in Clinton. His funeral service was Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at 2 p.m. with Rev. Darrell Griffiths and Rev. Danny Light officiating.

His interment will immediately follow at Woodhaven Memorial Gardens in Powell.

In lieu of flowers, Richard’s wishes were for donations to be sent to Grace Christian Academy for Nina Grace Weldon and Samuel Weldon.

Jones Mortuary in Clinton is in charge of all arrangements.

Condolences can be made at www.jonesmortuaryllc.com


Ada L. White Workman
Ada L. White Workman

May 29, 2013

Ada L. White Workman, age 81 of Lake City, passed away at her residence on Wednesday, May 29, 2013. Ada was born July 10, 1931 in Anderson County to the late Jesse and Ella Brown White. She was a member of Laurel Grove Baptist Church. She enjoyed gardening, embroidering, bowling, playing bingo, and spending time with her family and friends. In addition to her parents, Ada is preceded in death by: her husband, Granford Workman, her son, Glen Workman, her grandchildren: Darrell Granford Workman, and Lora Banghart, her great grandson, Matthew Wilson Wakefield, her brothers: Noah, Jesse, and Lawrence White, and her sisters: Bobbie and Linda White.

Survivors include her sons Steve Workman and wife Carol (Ohio); Darrell Workman and wife Liz (Ohio); Wayne Workman and wife Erma (Ohio); Ed Workman and wife Janet (Ohio); daughter Kathy Hunter (Kentucky); sisters Adelee Wilson (Ohio); Sue Way (Ohio); Anna Johnson (Lake City); 17 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren, and three great great grandchildren as well as several nieces, nephews, and a host of other relatives and friends.

Visitation was from 5-7 p.m. on Friday, May 31, 2013 at Hatmaker Funeral Home Chapel in Lake City. The funeral followed at 7 p.m. with Rev. Houston Carroll officiating.

Interment was 11 a.m. Saturday, June 1, 2013 at the Browns Flat Cemetery in Briceville.

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

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


ROBERT BURNS STAIR
ROBERT BURNS STAIR

June 18, 2013

Robert Burns Stair, 86, Clinton, passed away June 18, 2013.

He attended Clinton First Wesleyan Church where he loved the people. He was a 50-year Mason and Commandery member.

He retired 1981 from the Chrysler Corporation where he was President of the Local 372. UAW in Trenton, Mich. He returned to Tennessee where he enjoyed working on the farm.

He was an unwavering witness for his Savior, always ready to share his faith in God. The Word of God was his constant guide as he “fought a good fight, finished his course, and kept the faith.”

Words cannot adequately convey the deep impression of integrity, gentleness, sincerity, and compassion he demonstrated to all who knew him. Our loving father was a treasure to his children.

Preceded in death by: Loving wife, Alice Mary Stair; parents, George and Edith Stair; brother, George Wilburn Stair.

Survived by: Sons, Michael Stair, Patrick and Debra Stair; daughter, Chrisanna and Richard Geier; grandchildren, Nicholas and Nicole Geier, Brad R. Stair, Matthew S. Stair, and Rachel Geier; brother, James F. and Eugina Stair; and many nieces and nephews.

The family received friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Thursday, June 20, 2013, at Holley-Gamble Funeral in Clinton.

Funeral service followed with the Rev. David Speas officiating.

Graveside service was at 10 a.m. Friday, June 21, 2013, at Woodhaven Memorial Gardens in Claxton.

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


Arvel Harris Hembree
Arvel Harris Hembree

May 27, 2013

Arvel Harris Hembree, age 66, a resident of Harriman, passed away Monday, May 27, 2013 at the Renaissance Terrace Health Care and Rehabilitation Center in Harriman.

Mr. Hembree was born January 7, 1947 in Roane County. He was a lifelong resident of this area.

Arvel served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. While serving he was awarded several medals, citations, ribbons and commendations including the Expert Marksman (Rifle M-1) Badge and the National Defense Service Medal.

Before his disability he worked as a builder and cabinetmaker. His hobbies included outdoor activities.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Herbert and Jean Gallaher Hembree.

Arvel is survived by brothers; Jack Hembree and wife, Mayron and Joe Hembree and wife, Lois all of Oliver Springs, by sisters; Alice Thacker, Alma Johnson, and Mae Dayton and husband, Bill all of Harriman. He is also survived by several nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends.

Burial and graveside services were Wednesday, May 29, 2013, at 1 p.m, at the New Fairview Cemetery with Pastor John Edwards officiating. Sharp Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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



Kennith “John” Lindsey

May 20, 2013

Kennith “John” Lindsey, formerly of Clinton, passed away on May 20 in Wilmington, N.C. after a brief battle with liver cancer.

He was a graduate of Clinton High School and served in the U.S. Army. He worked for DuPont and was an integral part of plant start-ups and manufacturing along the U.S. Southeast coast and worldwide in China, India, and Turkey. He continued consulting after retirement. He enjoyed spending time with his extended family, friends, golfing, and was the life of any gathering; charming and entertaining everyone with his stories, tall tales, serenades, and big hugs.

He will forever be missed but will never be forgotten by those whose lives he touched.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Vivian Lindsey of Clinton.

He is survived by wife, Brenda; his children Kendra Vita (Steve); Erika Lodwig (Bob); Danny Lindsey (Michele); Meredith Marceri (Sal); and grandchildren Jared Lodwig, Lexie Lodwig, Jackson West, Jordon Lindsey, and Asher Lindsey; brother Maurice Lindsey and sister Lynda Brock (Wade), several nieces and nephews and his faithful four legged companion Winston.

A celebration of his life was held on May 22 at Harbor United Methodist Church in Wilmington, N.C.



James Ralph Nester, Jr.

May 24, 2013

James Ralph Nester, Jr. age 65, a resident of Oliver Springs, passed away Friday, May 24, 2013, at the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville.

James was born April 4, 1948 in Mount Airy, N.C. He lived in Winston/Salem, NC, Charleston, S.C. and Roanoke, Va. before moving to Tennessee in 1995.

Before his retirement he was employed as the Auto Sales Manager at Clayton Automotive in Knoxville.

He was a member of Batley Baptist Church and his hobbies included golfing and fishing.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James Ralph Nester, Sr. and Betty Bowman Nester.

He is survived by Carolyn Sue Sigler of Oliver Springs, by children; Jeannie Williams and companion David Lowman of Greer, S.C., Rudy Nester and companion, Tonya Barrett of Marion, N.C., Andrea Nester of Mocksville, N.C. and Tammie Pyke and husband, Phillip of Clinton.

He is also survived by grandchildren; Dawson, Chance, Shea, Amber, Kayla, Matthew and Skyler.

The family received friends Tuesday, May 28, 2013, between the hours of 6 and 7 p.m., at Sharp Funeral Home. The funeral will follow at 7 p.m., in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Luke Kidwell officiating. Sharp Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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


Ulysses O. Stooksbury
Ulysses O. Stooksbury

May 26, 2013

Ulysses O. Stooksbury, age 88 of Andersonville, passed away May 26, 2013 at home. He was a faithful member of several churches during his lifetime, an army veteran of WWII, and a career boilermaker and farmer.

He was a loving husband and father. Preceded in death by wife, Audrey Stooksbury, son, Neal Stooksbury, parents, John Rufus and Lula Bolinger Stooksbury, sister, Willie Jackson, and brothers, Luther, Worley, and Eli. Survived by children: Stanley Stooksbury and wife Cindi, Myles Stooksbury, Karen Bumgardner and husband James, Sheila Allen and husband Richard, Holly Stooksbury, and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and step-grandchildren.

Service was Wednesday at Mynatt Funeral Home Halls Chapel, Rev. Steve Foster officiating.

Interment as Thursday at Red Hill Baptist Church. The family received friends Wednesday at Mynatt Funeral Home Halls Chapel.

www.mynattfh.com


William Ray Fritts
William Ray Fritts

May 24, 2013

William Ray Fritts, age 68, of Clinton, passed away on Friday, May 24, 2013. He was born on Sept. 19, 1944 in Anderson County to the late William and Gertrude Patterson Fritts. William was a member of the Jarnigan Chapel Baptist Church in Clinton. In addition to his parents William is preceded in death by, wife, Rose Ann Fritts.

He is survived by sons Matthew Fritts and wife Ronda of Clinton; William Fritts of Lafollette; Jeff Barnard and wife Michelle of Clinton; Jason Barnard of Clinton; daughter Amanda Braden of Dalton, Ga.; brother Ronnie Fritts and wife Brenda of Clinton; sisters Peggy Vandergriff and husband Jim of Clinton; Diane Harness of Clinton; Mary Fleishman and husband Jim of Clinton; Sue Dockery of Clinton; grandchildren William, Ivy Wade, Sean, Trinity, Bradley, Tyler, Nathan and Ozzy as well as several nieces and nephews and a host of other family and friends.

The family received friends at the Holley-Gamble Funeral Home on Saturday, May 25, 2013 from 6-8 p.m. The funeral followed at 8:00 p.m. with the Rev. David Crowley and Rev. David Crowe officiating. Interment was held at the Jarnigan Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery on Sunday, May 26, 2013 at 2 p.m. Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton was in charge of the arrangements.

www.holleygamblefh.com


Gage Bryson Church
Gage Bryson Church

May 24, 3013

Gage Bryson Church, infant son of James Church and Tonya Bunch Schaar of Oak Ridge, passed away Friday, May 24, 2013, at home.

Gage was born April 16, 2013, at the Methodist Medical Center in Oak Ridge.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, James Eric Jones and Vickie Jones.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by sisters; Madison Church of Oak Ridge and Cassie Leighann Church of Harriman, by brothers; Daniel Schaar of Coalfield, Timothy Dale Church of Oak Ridge, and Mathew Allen Church of Crossville, TN.

He is also survived by his paternal grandparents, James Michael Church and Emma Lou Church of North Carolina.

Graveside services and burial were held Monday, May 27, 2013, at the Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church Cemetery with Pastor Garvan Walls officiating. Sharp Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

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



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