Our Obituaries

Vernon Lee Bishop

December 3, 1940 - August 25, 2016

Vernon "Lee" Bishop, Jr., age 75, of Knoxville passed away August 25, 2016 at Tennova North Medical Center. Lee was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He is preceded in death by his wife, Rev. Patricia Bishop; parents Vernon and Mildred Bishop and sister; Elnora Bishop. Survived by: Sons… Chris Bishop and wife Linda Daniel Bishop and wife Joelle Michael Bishop and wife Christine Daughter…...
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Terry "Tiny" Houck

August 14, 1959 - August 25, 2016

Terry "Tiny" Lee Houck, age 57 of Caryville, TN, passed away on August 25, 2016, at his home surrounded by family after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born in Knoxville, TN, on August 14, 1959. Tiny was of Baptist Faith and was a loving husband and dad. Tiny worked for the City of Rocky Top for 27 years, first as a Police Officer then as Recreation Director. Sports were Tiny's first...
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Mary Montgomery

September 9, 1938 - August 24, 2016

Mary Montgomery, age 77, of Clinton, passed away August 24, 2016 at her home surrounded by family. She was a member of Pleasant View Baptist Church. Mary was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother and loved spending time with her grandchildren. She also enjoyed shopping. She will be greatly missed. Preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Vivian Seivers; son, Ronald Edward Montgomery;...
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Barbara Richard

August 21, 2016

Barbara Darlene Richard, age 66, of Lafollette, passed away on Sunday, August 21, 2016 at the Tennova In-Patient Hospice Center in Knoxville. She was born on November 12, 1949 in Aurora, IL to the late Karl "Bud" and Sue Korthauer. Barbara was of the Baptist faith and enjoyed cooking, sewing and gardening. She loved spending time with her family, friends and her two special dogs, Lucy and Carly....
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Auguston Eugene Kilgore

November 9, 1936 - August 20, 2016

Auguston Eugene Kilgore went home to be with his Savior on Saturday, August 20, 2016, at Tennova North Medical Center with his family by his side. Eugene was a devoted husband; a loving, proud father, grandfather, and great-grandfather; a loving and loyal brother to six brothers and one sister; a favored uncle to many nieces and nephews; and beloved friend to many. Eugene was born in Manuel, KY...
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Samantha White

July 22, 1917 - August 19, 2016

Samantha Scott White Clinton, TN Samantha Scott White, age 99, of Clinton, TN, passed away on Friday, August 19, 2016. She was born on July 22, 1917, in Boyd County, KY. Samantha was a member of Clinch River Baptist Church. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. In her younger years, she enjoyed gardening, cooking, crocheting, playing bingo, and just being with...
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Howard "Hub" Chandler

August 6, 1936 - August 16, 2016

Howard "Hub" Franklin Chandler, age 80, of Heiskell, went to be with the Lord on August 16, 2016 at his residence surrounded by family. Howard was born on August 6, 1936 in S. Charleston, WV to the late Ira Londus and Dora Mae Perry Chandler. He was a US Navy Veteran; he loved the outdoors and woodworking. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by son, Damon Chandler; brothers,...
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John G. Dugger

November 12, 1932 - August 14, 2016

John Garner Dugger, age 83, of Briceville, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, August 14, 2016. He was born November 12, 1932 in Anderson County, Tennessee to the late Onzle S. and Cinda Wilson Dugger. John was a member of the Walden View Baptist Church, a Past Master and 32 second degree mason of the Crystal Lodge #616. He served in the United States Army as a Sergeant and then went on to...
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Charles Harness

August 15, 1934 - August 13, 2016

Rev. Charles W. "Popeye" Harness age 81 of Clinton was born on August 15th, 1934. After a hard fight with cancer he met his Lord and Savior surrounded by family on August 13, 2016. He was preceded in death by his parents Elmer and Ruby Harness; along with his mother and father in law Gid and Mattie Golden. Charles is survived by the jewel of his life, Barbara Harness, Children: Teresa (Greg...
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William E. Roberts

August 12, 2016

William E. Roberts, age 86 of Briceville, passed away on Friday, August 12, 2016 at the Golden Living Center in Clinton. He was born on August 5, 1930 to the late Flossie and John Roberts in Middlesboro, KY. He was a member of Briceville Church of God. While serving in the Army he was deployed to Germany as a Tank Mechanic. He also worked for Swisher Coal Company for thirty years. He loved...
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William Boyd Crowder

April 1, 1925 - August 11, 2016

William "Boyd" Crowder, age 91, of Clinton, went to be with his Lord and Savior Thursday, August 11, 2016, at Morning Pointe Assisted Living of Clinton, Tennessee. Boyd was a life-long member of First Baptist Church of Clinton. He was a former member of the Gideon Sunday School Class; and he served on the Tellers Committee and was a Collection Taker. Boyd was an extremely active member of the...
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Zella Mae Adams

February 14, 1943 - August 7, 2016

Zella (England) Adams, a beloved mother, daughter, grandmother, and sister died on Sunday, August 7, 2016 at Methodist Medical Center after a short battle with cancer. She was 73 and was born on February 14, 1943 to the late Hollis and Elsie England. Her biggest joy in life was being a mother and grandmother. She is survived by: Son……………….. Mark Adams & wife Carol of Powell ...
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Kenneth Irvin Manning

November 27, 1935 - August 5, 2016

Rev. Kenneth Irvin Manning, of Knoxville TN., passed from this life into his heavenly reward on August 5, 2016. He was born November 27, 1935, in Clinton, TN to George Paul and Edith Odell Dawn Manning. Kenneth was a graduate of Friendsville Quaker Academy where he was a star basketball player, a graduate of God's Bible School in Cincinnati, Ohio, earning his Bachelor of Religious Education., and...
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Robert Gerald Riggs

June 23, 1930 - August 3, 2016

Robert Gerald Riggs, age 86, of Clinton, passed away on August 3, 2016 at Methodist Medical Center. He was a member of Memorial United Methodist Church, Alpha Lodge #376, F&AM, Knoxville Scottish Rite, Clinch Valley Shrine Club, Kerbela Shrine Temple and the Clinton Lodge #18, I.O.O.F. He worked in Oak Ridge at K-25 and joined the Army National Guard on August 14, 1950. He served 39 years, 10 mos...
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Robert Coker

November 5, 1935 - July 31, 2016

Robert Warren Coker was born November 5, 1935 in Ages, KY and passed away July 31, 2016. He was a graduate of Evarts, KY High School and Cumberland College. Robert's professional life included 30 years with the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company. During his career with Met he earned the credential Chartered Life Underwriter. He was also an accomplished musician and utilized this to bring joy...
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James Larry Davis

February 13, 1949 - July 29, 2016

James Larry Davis, age 67, passed away July 29, 2016 at his home. He was a member of Lake View Baptist Church. Preceded in death by parents, James and Reba Davis and brothers, Ernie Davis and Joshua Davis. Survivors: Loving wife… Margaret Elliott Davis Sons.. Jared Davis and wife Tiffany Hebert Allen Edington Jay Edington and wife Sandra And a host of other family and friends. The...
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Kimberly Ann Fleenor

January 11, 1960 - July 29, 2016

Kimberly Ann Fleenor, age 56, of Maynardville, passed away July 29, 2016 at North Knoxville Medical Center. She was a very loving lady and will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Preceded in death by her sisters, Lisa Sawyer, Angie Hall and Robin Herrell. Survivors include: Buddy Fleenor Sons: Dustin A. Fleenor of Powell, TN Joshua E. Fleenor...
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Harley Seiber

April 14, 1938 - July 29, 2016

Harley Seiber, age 78 of Rocky Top, passed away on Friday, July 29, 2016 at the Methodist Medical Center in Oak Ridge. He was born on April 14, 1938 to the late Alonzo and Gertie Bray Seiber in Anderson County. He was a coal miner with Consolidation Coal Company for over 20 years. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and loved being outdoors. He will be dearly missed. In addition to his parents, Harley...
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Arleen Adcock

October 12, 1950 - July 27, 2016

Arleen Adcock, age 65, of Oak Ridge, passed away July 27, 2016 at Methodist Medical Center. She was of the Baptist faith. Arleen was a very special lady that always put others first and enjoyed helping whenever there was a need. She loved flowers, especially roses and enjoyed the company of her cats. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. Preceded in death by her parents,...
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William David Mars

October 15, 1947 - July 26, 2016

William David Mars passed away on July 26, 2016 at his home in Knoxville, Tennessee. David was predeceased by his parents, William Franklin Mars and Lucile Burnette Mars, both of Clinton. He is survived by his two sisters, Carolyn Mills Emond and husband Chris Emond of Ball Ground, GA and Edith Mars Boy and husband Jeff Boy of Marietta, GA; nephews, Jacob Mills, Alex Boy and Kevin Boy; niece,...
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Kimberly Evans Williams

May 7, 1964 - July 22, 2016

Kimberly (Kim) Evans Williams, age 52, of Clinton, TN passed away Friday, July 22, 2016 at her home following a lengthy battle with cancer. She was born May 7, 1964 in Sandusky, OH. She was a graduate of Ohio University and a member of Grace Baptist Church, Knoxville, TN. Kim is survived by: Loving husband of 21 years……….David John (D.J.) Williams Beloved daughter…………… Lydia...
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Agnes Sharlean Sexton

March 15, 1940 - July 22, 2016

Sharlean Sexton, age 76, of Clinton passed away on Friday, July 22, 2016 at her residence with her loving daughter, Jeanine by her side. She was a member of Blowing Springs Baptist Church. Sharlean was an avid reader that loved spending time with her family. Preceded by her husband, Robert Sexton; daughter, Sabrina; parents Woodrow and Sarah Phillips; brothers, James and Richard Phillips;...
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James Carlton Dyer

October 2, 1935 - July 21, 2016

James Carlton Dyer, 80 of Rocky Top, Tennessee passed away peacefully at Methodist Medical Center in Oak Ridge on Thursday, July 21st, 2016. Jim was born on October 2, 1935, in Jackson, Tennessee to Carter and Robbye Dyer. He always loved Jackson and still has many special friends there. After moving to East Tennessee in 1982, he often complained that he was 'never able to find good bar b que!'...
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Dorothy Wheeler

June 22, 1930 - July 21, 2016

Dorothy "Kingo" Wheeler, age 86, of Clinton passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Thursday, July 21, 2016. Dorothy was greatly loved and she never met a stranger. Throughout her life she loved gardening but most of spending time with her family. Preceded in death by her husband, John Wheeler; parents; siblings Jim, Virginia, Ida, and Thelma. She is survived by: ...
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Pearl Dison

January 19, 1941 - July 19, 2016

Pearl Dison, age 75 of the Laurel Grove Community, passed away at her home on July 19th, 2016 surrounded by her loving family. She was born on January 19th, 1941 in Anderson County. She is a member of Laurel Grove Baptist Church in Briceville, TN. She was a homemaker and loved being outside working in her flower bed. She is preceeded in death by her loving husband, Chester Dison. Her son...
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Frances H. Stephan Wulk

March 12, 1930 - July 17, 2016

Frances H. Stephan Wulk, of Norris, TN passed away peacefully Sunday, July 17, 2016 at Methodist Medical Center. She was born March 12, 1930 to the late David Harris and Mary Zehner Harris. She graduated from Oak Ridge High School class of 1947. She has been a member of Norris Religious Fellowship for over 50 years. Frances enjoyed her wildflowers, painting, dancing, knitting and spending...
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Jack Campbell

October 27, 1957 - July 17, 2016

Jack R. Campbell, age 58, of Claxton passed away on Sunday, July 17, 2016 at Parkwest Medical Center. Thank you for giving to the Lord. I am a life that was changed. Jack was a kind, loving and generous man who loved and served God. His love for his wife showed through his eyes, word, and deeds. He was a Dad and best friend to his two sons and a "2nd daddy" to many more. He provided a Godly...
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Bena Mae Seivers

April 30, 1927 - July 14, 2016

Bena Mae Seivers April 30, 1927-July 14, 2016 My Mom, Brought to us as Bena Mae Estep, one of 10 or 11 siblings of Hobert and Elizabeth Estep and raised in Corbin, Kentucky. Her family was brought to Clinton, Tennessee for the Manhattan Project in 1943. She went to Clinton High School where one of her classmates sent her picture to his friend, Raymond Seivers who was serving in the Army. ...
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Daniel Queener

July 16, 1940 - July 13, 2016

Daniel Queener, age 75, passed away on July 13, 2016 at his home. He was a member of Arlington Baptist Church, a true man of faith and a devoted father and husband. Daniel was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He loved NASCAR, blue grass music, the U.T. Vols and his dog, Rocky. He was preceded in death by his parents, Hope and Annette Queener and sister, Janice Brock. Survivors: Loving wife of 30...
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Joseph Donald Watkins

January 28, 1945 - July 13, 2016

Joseph Donald Watkins, age 71, of Clinton was set free on Wednesday, July 13th, 2016, at Mountain Home VA Medical Center in Johnson City, TN. He was a proud veteran of the U.S. Navy, devoted husband, father, and grandfather. For 40 years, he made friends across the country as the bus driver for Southern Gospel music groups, The Inspirations and The McKameys, until retiring in 2015 to spend more...
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Patricia Diane Long

November 20, 1951 - July 12, 2016

Patricia "Diane" Long age 64, of Clinton, passed away Tuesday, July 12 at home sleeping peacefully after battling a lengthy illness. She was a member of Black Oak Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by father, Carvel Dagley. She is survived by daughters, Stacy Taylor of Karns and Bethany Long of Powell, her mother WillaDean Dagley of Clinton, brother Bob Dagley and wife Charlotte of...
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Trula Fields

July 10, 2016

Trula Fields, age 86, of Caryville, passed away on Sunday, July 10, 2016 at the Methodist Medical Center in Oak Ridge. She was born in Campbell County, TN on May 28, 1930 to the late William and Dorothy Forrester Pike. Trula was a member of the Beech Grove Baptist Church. She loved cooking, working in her flowers and her cat "Oreo". Trula was an avid UT Vol fan and enjoyed spending time with her...
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Thomas Daniel

April 17, 1965 - July 7, 2016

Thomas Gene Daniel, age 51, of Clinton, passed away on Thursday, July 7, 2016 at the Lafollette Medical Center. He was born on April 17, 1965 in Chicago, IL to Fred and Ada Marlow Daniel. Thomas enjoyed playing the guitar and spending time with his family and friends. He will be dearly missed. Thomas is preceded in death by his Father, Fred Daniel. Survived by: Mother……….Ada Louise...
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Fletcher P Lay

May 7, 1929 - July 7, 2016

Fletcher Paul Lay, 87, of Clinton peacefully passed away July 7th. Fletcher is preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Nell Lay and his loving daughter, Joan Lay Turnbill. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Yvonne Foster Lay; daughter, Debbie Lay Bowman and son-in-law Aaron of Jacksonville, FL; grandsons Steve Turnbill (wife Jessica Desmond Turnbill) and Blaise Bowman; and great...
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Robert Stoker, Jr

March 16, 1961 - July 6, 2016

Robert Stoker, Jr., age 55, of Oliver Springs, passed away July 6, 2016. He was a member of Riverview Baptist Church. Robert was a dedicated worker, a great dad and papaw. He enjoyed joking and was known as a jokester. Preceded in death by parents, Robert and Wilma Stoker. Survived by: Wife: Wilda Stoker Son: Adam Stoker Daughters: Kimberly Niemeyer and husband Tim Tindell ...
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Doris Pace

July 24, 1928 - July 6, 2016

Doris Broadwell Pace of Knoxville died at her home on July 6. Doris was born is Biscoe, NC, to Joseph Julius Broadwell and Nellie Jay Kanoy. After attending Winthrop College in Rock Hill, SC, Doris moved to Norris, TN to work for TVA. She met her husband, Norman Alfred Pace, at a dance in Norris. They raised their four children on Pine Road and then moved to Hillvale Road. Doris was an avid...
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Jean Patterson

July 8, 1929 - July 3, 2016

Jean Patterson, age 86, of Clinton, passed away July 3, 2016 at Briarcliff Health Care Center. She was a member of Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Oak Ridge. Jean was a great cook, a wise woman, and a talented and creative homemaker. She was a Christian and a world traveler. She loved to go somewhere she had never been and to do something she had never done. She will be greatly missed by all...
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Gloria Graves

December 11, 1947 - July 1, 2016

Gloria Graves, age 68, of Heiskell passed away on Friday, July 1, 2016 at her residence. Gloria was a longtime employee of Git 'N Go Markets and loved spending time with her family. She was preceded in death by her mother, Stella Nickels; father, JC Nickels and grandson Jayvn Lytle. She is survived by: Husband…………….. Gary Graves Daughters………….. Kimberly Lowe Leslie...
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Bertha Davis

August 22, 1923 - June 30, 2016

Bertha French Davis, age 92, of Clinton, passed away June 30, 2016 at her home. She was a member of Kern United Methodist Church of Oak Ridge. She was a wonderful cook, especially her chocolate pie. Bertha enjoyed watching movies and was an avid Peyton Manning fan. Preceded in death by her parents, Creed and Bertha French; husband, Will Davis; 4 brothers and 2 sisters. Survivors include: Son: ...
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Norma Ashley

June 27, 2016

Norma Jean Ashley, age 84 of Rocky Top, TN passed away on Monday, June 27, 2016 at the Lafollette Medical Center. Norma was born in Coal Creek, TN on December 10, 1931 to the late James and Mossie Wilson Miller. She was a member of the Cherry Bottom Baptist Church in Caryville. Norma enjoyed sewing, quilting, shopping and spending time with her family. She will be dearly missed. In addition to...
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Arnold Daniels

July 28, 1941 - June 26, 2016

Arnold Denton Daniels, age 74, passed away at NHC in Oak Ridge, TN. He was a member of Briceville Church of God. Preceded in death by parents, Harvey and Haddie Daniels; brothers, Jackie Daniels, Doug Daniels, Donnie Daniels and Roy Daniels; sisters, Trula Miles, JoAnn Webber, Daisy Turner, Dimple Trail. Survived by: Wife… Lorene Daniels- Clinton Daughters… Bobbie Quickery- Clinton ...
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William Arnold

December 3, 1926 - June 26, 2016

William Nathan (W.N.) Arnold, Jr., 89, born December 3, 1926 passed away Sunday, June 26, 2016. He was a member of the Beaver Creek Cumberland Presbyterian Church where he served as an Elder as well as Sunday school officer for over 40 years. He was also a member of the Lamplighters Class. W.N. is preceded in death by his parents, William Nathan Arnold and Osie Lee Fowler. He is...
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Patty Lou Kahler

May 27, 1930 - June 25, 2016

Patty Lou Whary Kahler, born May 27, 1930 in Lewistown, PA, passed away unexpectedly June 25, 2016. She was preceded in death by parents Kimber and Ada Whary, three brothers, and six sisters. She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Lloyd H. Kahler of Knoxville; daughter Kathy Cropley of Clinton, daughter Sue Case and son-in-law, Mark of Dayton, OH; son Thomas Kahler of Clinton; granddaughter...
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Tiffany McKinney

November 10, 1975 - June 23, 2016

Tiffany Dawn McKinney, age 40, passed on to her heavenly home on Thursday evening, June 23rd at Methodist Medical Center. She is preceded in death by her father Robert Langford and both set of grandparents. She was a 1994 graduate of Clinton High School, a faithful follower of our Lord, Jesus Christ and a devoted wife and mother that homeschooled her children. She is survived by her husband of 16...
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Amber Rose Roske

June 16, 1991 - June 23, 2016

Amber Rose Roske, age 25 of Caryville, passed away on Thursday, June 23, 2016 at her residence. She was born on June 16, 1991 in Vero Beach, FL to Angie Lombardo and John Paul Roske. Amber was a shining star in her family's life. She enjoyed drawing and loved to make jewelry. She will be dearly missed. She is preceded in death by grandparents, Joseph and Betty Lombardo. She is survived by: ...
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Terry Fitzgerald

February 28, 1958 - June 20, 2016

Terry Lynne Fitzgerald, age 58 of Clinton, TN went to meet the Lord Monday, June 20th, 2016 at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge. She was a 1976 graduate of Clinton High School and attended Carson-Newman University and the University of Tennessee. She was also a member of the Alpha Gamma Chapter of Delta Omicron International Music Fraternity and Carson-Newman A Capella Choir. She was an...
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Drusilla Harber

May 29, 1928 - June 20, 2016

Hark! Our Lord and Savior came by and took one of His five star generals home to Heaven. Drusilla Harber passed away June 20, 2016 at Golden Living Center in Clinton. She was born May 29, 1928, in Briceville, TN to the late Alvis and Litha Duncan Melton. She attended Briceville Grammar School and Lake City High School. Drusilla was a member of Black Oak Baptist Church where she worked in Sunday...
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Jean Montgomery

June 22, 1932 - June 20, 2016

Jean Montgomery, 83, of Oak Ridge and Clinton, passed away, Monday, June 20th, 2016 at home with her family at her bedside. She was a member of First Cumberland Presbyterian Church and a committed volunteer at Oak Ridge Methodist Medical. A retired registered nurse she spent her life attending to the needs of others with unfailing dedication. Her selfless, undying love will be missed by all...
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Kenneth Ray White

October 20, 1943 - June 19, 2016

Kenneth Ray White, age 72, of Andersonville, passed away at his home June 19, 2016. He was a member of the Carpenters Union Local 50. Ray enjoyed the lake, riding around on his golf cart with his dogs, Rusty and Katie, and spending time with his friends. He loved his family and loved to brag on his two sons and their families. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. Preceded in...
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Ericka Erwin

January 28, 1980 - June 18, 2016

Ericka Lane Lindsey Erwin, 36, born January 28, 1980 in Tupelo, MS, passed away June 18, 2016 in Oak Ridge, TN. She was a 1998 graduate of Bearden High School and was employed at East Tennessee Personal Care Services. She will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her. Preceded in death by grandparents, Flavis and Katie Lindsey of Booneville, MS. Survivors include: Daughters: Annie and...
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Richard Baker

February 26, 1953 - June 18, 2016

Richard Lea Baker, age 63, was called to his heavenly home on Saturday, June 18, 2016 at Wake Forest Baptist Hospital, after a long courageous battle with cancer. He was born in Oak Ridge, TN and was an avid University of Tennessee fan. His friends and family knew him by his constant wearing of the UT orange and white. Rick was the owner and President of Legacy Homes and Properties in Greensboro...
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John Hembree, Jr.

March 4, 1921 - June 17, 2016

John Hembree, Jr. age 95 of Andersonville, formerly of Lafollette, passed away on June 17, 2016 at the Tennova Residential Hospice in Knoxville. He was born on March 4, 1921 to the late John and Tennie Hembree in Campbell County. Mr. Hembree was of the Baptist faith and was a decorated veteran of World War II. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Pauline Housley...
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Rev. Paul Cox

September 12, 1927 - June 16, 2016

Rev. Paul T. Cox, age 88, passed away at home on June 16, 2016. Rev. Cox retired from the K-25 plant, and also pastored churches in Tennessee and Virginia for 48 years. He was a Navy veteran of WWII. Rev. Cox was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers and two sisters. He is survived by his wife of sixty six years Kathryn Duncum and their sons and daughter-in-laws Tony and Joy Cox, Lynn...
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Charles Pratt

November 15, 1940 - June 15, 2016

Mr. Charles "Bud" Alonzo Pratt passed away on Wednesday, June 15, 2016 while working on his treasured garden. He was 76 years old. Born to Alonzo Franklin and Dora Oglesby Pratt on November 15, "Bud" was preceded in death by his wife Lenore, and is survived by two sons Jason (m. Ayesha) and Randy (m. Tina), four grandchildren (Aryana, Gabriel, Madison and Mallory), siblings Olethea (d.),...
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Cordie Brown

September 20, 1928 - June 14, 2016

Cordie Elizabeth Brown, age 87, went home to celebrate with her husband on his 100th birthday Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at Tennova Hospice. She was very active in church throughout her life and a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Oak Ridge. Cordie had many occupations throughout her life but loved helping others which led to her becoming a holistic healer. She also loved flowers. Cordie was...
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Carol York

June 7, 1955 - June 13, 2016

Carol Ann York, age 61, of Rocky Top, TN passed away at Methodist Medical Center on Monday, June 13, 2016. She owned Serenity Stained Glass Studio in Clinton for many years. She was preceded in death by her parents, Fritz and Charlotte Baumbach. Survivors: Husband… Robert S. (Bob) York Sons… William and Trista York Robert C. York Daughters… Rhiannon York and Damian Jordan ...
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Kobe Delk

September 3, 2008 - June 11, 2016

Kobe Jordan Delk, age 7 of Caryville, passed away on Saturday, June 11, 2016 at East Tennessee Children's Hospital. He was born on September 3, 2008 in Knoxville, TN. He recently graduated Kindergarten at Briceville Elementary School, where he was much loved by his teachers and classmates. Kobe was an avid gamer and enjoyed his Play Station 3 and building anything with legos. Kobe was extremely...
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Rosetta Rostron

January 29, 1939 - June 11, 2016

Rosetta Rostron, age 77, of Powell, passed away June 11, 2016 at North Knoxville Medical Center. The family will receive friends Wednesday, June 15th, from 12-2 PM at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton. Funeral service will follow with Rev. Archer Corder and Kimberly Odell officiating. Holley-Gamble Funeral home is in charge of arrangements. www.holleygamble.com
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Scott Randall Hickey

July 6, 1963 - June 9, 2016

Scott Randall Hickey, age 52 of Clinton, TN received his wings on June 9, 2016 after a courageous battle with cancer. He never gave up hope. He loved life and lived it to the fullest. His favorite places were Norris Lake and the beach. He is survived by the love of his life and best friend, wife, Apryl Byrge Hickey; daughter, Jennifer Hickey Melton; step daughter, Mariah Smith; grandchildren,...
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Linda Phipps

January 11, 1949 - June 2, 2016

Linda Lee Phipps, age 67, passed away on June 2, 2016 at North Knoxville Medical Center. She was an awesome mother and "Grammer" who loved her grandbabies. Linda also truly enjoyed nature, especially birds and fishing. She was preceded in death by her father, Carl D. Smith; husband, James Phipps and brother, Randy Smith. Survivors: Mother.... Esther A. Smith Sons…. ...
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William Eby

February 8, 1961 - May 31, 2016

Obituary of William Howard Eby William Howard Eby, 55, of Clinton, husband of Kimberly Ferguson Eby, died Tuesday, May 31, 2016. Born in Paducah, KY, he was the son of Rosemary and the late Raimon Eby of Oak Ridge. Bill was a graduate of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and was the general manager of Which Wich Superior Sandwiches in Oak Ridge. He was also a football TSSAA Official for...
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Freeman Martin

January 12, 1939 - May 29, 2016

Freeman Martin, age 77, of Clinton, went home to his Heavenly Father Sunday, May 29, 2016. He attended Hillvale Baptist Church and was an U.S. Air Force veteran. Freeman was a very loving and compassionate man that loved his family and enjoyed spending time with friends. He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Bessie Martin; mother, Deloris Martin; first wife, Christina Martin. Survived by...
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Jimmie Ann Burcham Vinsant

April 3, 1967 - May 28, 2016

Jimmie Ann Burcham Vinsant, age 49 of Lafollette, passed away on Saturday, May 28, 2016 at her residence. She was born on April 3, 1967 to James Burcham and Patsy Ann Perkey Burcham in Leatherwood, KY. She was a member of West Walden Church of God. She worked as a Certified Nursing Assistant in multiple nursing homes. She was a very kind-hearted person and loved her family. Her daughter, Carla,...
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Wallace F Carden

July 8, 1924 - May 22, 2016

WALLACE FREDERICK CARDEN BIRMINGHAM, AL (formerly CLINTON, TN) Wallace F. Carden, age 91, departed this life peacefully at South Haven Nursing Facility in Hoover, AL on Sunday, May 22, 2016. He was born on July 8, 1924, in Briceville, TN. He was preceded in death by his parents, Clayton and Virdie Carden; his wife of 63 years, Blanche B. Carden; and son-in-law James Mitchell. He was a long-time...
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Joe Bill Ausbine

January 16, 1941 - May 20, 2016

Joe Bill Ausbine, age 75 of Caryville, passed away on Friday, May 20, 2016 at the Cumberland Village Health and Rehabilitation Center in Lafollette. He was born on January 16, 1941 to the late Roy and Maggie Lee Sheffield Ausbine in Alva, KY. He was a United States Navy Veteran having served in Vietnam. He worked as a security guard for 18 years with Muarry Guard Inc.. He was talented bluegrass...
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Illa Faye Hammons

November 12, 1933 - May 19, 2016

Illa Faye Hammons, age 82, of Clinton, passed away at her home May 19, 2016. She was a member of Blowing Springs Baptist Church for 70 years. Faye was an avid fan of the Atlanta Braves and enjoyed bowling. She spent much of her time raising her nieces and nephews and especially enjoyed watching them play ball. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. Preceded in death by her...
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Thomas Roy Price

January 20, 1947 - May 14, 2016

Thomas Roy Price, age 69 of Clinton passed away peacefully at home on May 14, 2016 with his family by his side. Tom was born January 20, 1947 in Dayton, Ohio. After graduation from high school he served his country by serving in the Navy. He moved his family to Tennessee in 1977. Tom was employed with Cross Country Marine as an over the road truck driver. He drove over a million miles and was...
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Rita Ross

May 14, 2016

Rita Fern McKamey Ross, age 74, of Clinton, passed away May 14, 2016 at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center. She enjoyed playing BINGO and lottery scratch offs. Rita was preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Mary McKamey; husband, Corwin Edwin Ross; daughter, Margaret Ross; sister, Stella Elkins. Survivors include: Son: Ronnie Ross and wife Sandra Brother: Harold McKamey and wife Linda...
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Ethan & Brendan Hunt

March 9, 2016 - May 13, 2016

Infant sons, Ethan Alexander and Brendan James Hunt passed away on May 13, 2016 at the University of Tennessee Hospital. Preceded in death by grandfather, James Edgar Heaton. They are survived by: Parents………… Brian & Betsy Hunt of Oak Ridge Sister…………… Reagan Kate Hunt of Oak Ridge Grandparents…….. Leslie & Gail Hunt of Clinton Richey Heaton of Maryville ...
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Janice "Jan" Reed

March 27, 1962 - May 12, 2016

Janice Carol Purnell Reed, age 54 of Claxton gained her heavenly wings on Thursday, May 12, 2016, at her home surrounded by her family. She fought a courageous battle against cancer, never letting it define her, and always with a smile on her face. She always reminded her family "the Lord's got me!" Her faith remained strong until the end. Jan was born on March 27, 1962, in Ethiopia, Africa to...
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Sharon Jeanne Spahn

June 2, 1931 - May 11, 2016

Sharon Jeanne Spahn (June 2, 1931-May 11, 2016) The world became a little bit weaker on the morning of May 11, 2016, as Sharon Jeanne Spahn left this life to join her beloved husband, Harold. She is survived by her loving family of four children, five grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, and her buddy Buster. At her request there will be no services held. God saw she was getting tired ...
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Jacky Ray Hankins

July 21, 1950 - May 9, 2016

Jacky Ray Hankins, age 65 of Rocky Top, passed away on Monday, May 9, 2016 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born on July 21, 1950 to John Hankins and the late Elizabeth Burton Hankins in Chattanooga, TN. He was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps, having served in Vietnam. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and also took pleasure in watching the Investigation Discovery channel on...
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Bryan Anthony Bumgardner

April 24, 1975 - May 7, 2016

Bryan Anthony Bumgardner, age 41 of Clinton passed away on Saturday, May 7, 2016 at his residence. Bryan was preceded in death by his parents, Richard Bumgardner and Sue Walters. He is survived by: Wife…………………… Wendy Bumgardner Sons………………….. Brian Cannon Justice Rose Daughters………… Bryanna & Shyanne Kolhler Brothers……………….. Richard ...
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Jessica Miner Taylor

April 5, 1993 - May 6, 2016

Jessica Miner Taylor, age 23 of Heiskell passed away on Friday, May 6, 2016 after injuries sustained in a car accident. She was preceded in death by her brother, Kurt Miner She is survived by: Husband……………. Nathan Taylor Parents…………….. Kurt & Kimberly Miner Sister…………………. Evelyn & husband Jake Byrd Special friend……… Michael Miller The family will...
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Dennis Edward Webber

February 11, 1941 - May 4, 2016

Dennis Edward Webber, age 75, passed away at May 4, 2016 at his residence. He worked for Martin Marietta, Y-12 and X-10 as an electrical engineer and was a veteran of the Army National Guard. He was preceded in death by his parents; Joseph and Elsie Webber. Survivors: Wife…. Elizabeth Ann Webber Son…. Richard Edward Webber and & wife Katherine Brothers… Larry Webber Sister…. Joanne...
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Lucille F. Hutchins

November 9, 1928 - May 1, 2016

Lucille Frances Hutchins, age 87, of Clinton, passed away May 1, 2016 at Methodist Medical Center. She was a longtime member of First Baptist Church of Clinton. Lucille enjoyed writing poems, songs and wrote her own book, "Feelings". Other hobbies included cooking, crocheting, and especially shopping. She was a loving mother and grandmother that loved to care for her family. She will be greatly...
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Bennie M. Ransom, Sr.

March 17, 1929 - April 30, 2016

Bennie Marvin Ransom, Sr, Norris, Tennessee resident of 18 years, passed away Friday, April 29, 2016 at age 87.. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Irene Pearson Ransom, his four children, Stephanie DiGuiseppi of Durham, NC, Lisa Reynolds of Forsyth, GA, Susan Mobley of Norris, TN, and Bennie Ransom, Jr. (Marty) formerly of Gainesville, GA, and now Norris, 9 grandchildren and 3 great...
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William Overton, Jr.

August 18, 1942 - April 30, 2016

William (Bill) Monroe Overton, Jr., 73, passed peacefully on Saturday, April 30, 2016 with his family by his side. Bill was born August 18, 1942 to William and Lois Overton in Knoxville, TN, the oldest of 6 children. He was an engineer on Norfolk Southern Railway and General Chairman of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers. Bill is survived by his wife, Reda. He is also survived by his...
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Howard W. "Wimpy" Baker

December 18, 1940 - April 28, 2016

Howard W. "Wimpy" Baker, age 75, of Heiskell went home to be with his heavenly father on Thursday, April 28, 2016.Throughout his life he loved working on old cars with his son, camping and woodworking. Preceded in death by his wife, Hazel Baker; parents, Wilfred & Eva Baker; grandson, John Monday; brother, Wayne Lee Baker; sister, Betty Jean. He is survived by: Son……………………....
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James E. Hill

January 6, 1952 - April 25, 2016

James Edward Hill, age 64, of Clinton, born January 6, 1952 to the late Raymond and Dorothy Hill of Clinton, went to be with Jesus at 9:54 P.M., April 25, 2016 at Fort Sanders Regional Hospital in Knoxville. James had many hobbies including building crafts, fishing, landscaping and trail bike riding. He was very much an outdoorsman. He loved helping people and working in the food ministry but...
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Dorothy "Dot" Zador

June 13, 1948 - April 23, 2016

Dorothy J. Zador, age 67, of Clinton passed away on Saturday, April 23, 2016. Throughout out her life she loved working with the Girl Scouts and was the Nation's Capital Regional Manager for Girl Scouts in Washington, D.C. During her spare time she loved cooking and camping. Preceded in death by her parents, Otis and Josephine Baker; sister, Donna Holman; brother, Otis Baker, Jr. She is...
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James "Jim" Whittlesey

September 8, 1949 - April 23, 2016

James (Jim) R. Whittlesey, age 66, of Knoxville, TN passed away April 23, 2016 at Park West Medical Center. He was a member of Clinton First Baptist Church. Jim had many hobbies including golf, baseball, reading, woodworking, singing, bike riding and cooking out. He was also an avid boater. He enjoyed assisting and helping people through his career as a human resource manager and then in...
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Tonia Thomas

October 16, 1974 - April 22, 2016

Tonia Thomas, age 41, of Knoxville passed away on Friday, April 22, 2016 at Norris Health and Rehab. She is survived by: Daughter…….. Alexis Taylor Nicole Carey Parents…….. David & Cynthia Carey The family will have a memorial service at a later date. Holley Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton is in charge of all arrangements. holleygamble.com
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Michael Fry Gallaher

August 11, 1953 - April 21, 2016

Michael Fry Gallaher, age 62, of Clinton passed away on April 21, 2016. Mike graduated from Clinton High School and received a baseball scholarship at Roane State Community College as a catcher and later played and graduated from East Tennessee State University. Throughout his life Mike loved coaching baseball, attending UT football games but most of all spending time with his children and...
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Michael Hackworth

January 31, 1974 - April 21, 2016

Michael James Hackworth, age 42 of Clinton passed away on Thursday, April 21, 2016. Michael was an avid Braves fan and loved spending time with his children. Michael was currently teaching business classes at Tennessee Tech and substitute teaching for the Anderson County School System. Michael was active in raising money for the East Tennessee Children's Hospital, working with the March of...
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Christine H. Miller

November 23, 1925 - April 18, 2016

Christine Heatherly Miller, age 90 of Clinton, TN passed away on April 18, 2016 in Cape Coral, FL. She was born in Campbell County at "Heatherly's Point" on the Powell River and was raised in the Demory community. She graduated from Central High School in Jacksboro "Class of '43". She was a long time member of Second Baptist Church in Clinton. She had been manager of Richy Kreme Drive-In for...
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Jerry LeRoy Richardson

November 16, 1945 - April 17, 2016

Jerry LeRoy Richardson, 70, died Sunday, April 17th, 2016 in his home in Clinton following a 2 year battle with melanoma cancer. He leaves his wife, Linda Crawford Richardson; his daughter, Cynthia Boyd (Robert); his son, Kevin Richardson (Amber); his step daughter, Amber Clifton (Michael); 6 grandchildren, Corey, Katelyn, Carly, Cole, Ella, and Elin; and many siblings, Jack Hargrove (Jean)...
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Joe Bridges

August 15, 1922 - April 14, 2016

Rev. Joe A. Bridges, age 93 of Clinton went home to be with his heavenly father on Thursday, April 14, 2016. Joe was a member of Black Oak Baptist Church. Joe pastored at various churches throughout his life and was the Emeritus Pastor at Black Oak Baptist Church. Preceded in death by his wife, Grace Bridges; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Bridges. He is survived by: ...
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Ben Boyd Lay

April 14, 2016

Ben (Boyd) Lay, age 90, of Caryville, passed away on Thursday, April 14, 2016 at Lafollette Court Assisted Living. He was born on March 6, 1926 to the late Follie and Jessie Sellers Lay. He was a loving Dad, Papaw and Pa. Boyd was a member and deacon of Ridgeview Baptist Church, Coal Creek Lodge F&AM #492. He was also a veteran of the United States Army having served in World War II. He retired...
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Vonda Foschino

April 13, 2016

Vonda Gay Foschino, 47, of Briceville , passed suddenly on April 13, 2016 at her home. She was born on May 10, 1968 in Anderson County, Tennessee to the late Ronnie and Dimple Daniels Trail. Vonda was a lifetime member of Briceville Church of God. She enjoyed flowers and spending time with family and friends. Vonda is survived by: Husband of 20 years…….Richard Foschino of Briceville ...
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Frank Manning

March 24, 1936 - April 13, 2016

Frank M. Manning, age 80, of Clinton, went to meet his Heavenly Father on Wednesday, April 13th, 2016. He was a member of Temple Baptist Church in Powell. Frank was a banker and worked in the banking industry for 35 years before his retirement. After retirement he worked for Jack Nelson Car Dealership until it sold and then worked for Lester Fox in Oak Ridge. Frank enjoyed gospel music and loved...
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Junior Lee Davis

April 12, 2016

Junior Lee Davis, 69, a servant of the Lord, went to be with his Savior on Tuesday, April 12, 2016. He was born and raised in Sevier County and then served in the Navy before marrying the love of his life, Myra Cruze of Powell, TN. There the two loved and raised their children. Junior retired from the Oak Ridge National Security Complex after 34 years of service. He enjoyed his retirement by...
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Beulah C. Bailey

January 6, 1943 - April 12, 2016

Beulah C. Bailey, age 73 of Jacksboro, passed away on Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at Cumberland Village Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Lafollette. She was born on January 6, 1943 to the late Beacher and Dortha Johnson in Sevier County. She worked for the Campbell County Sheriff's Department for a span of 20 years and under three different sheriffs' administrations. She was always willing to...
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Vaughn Allen Nichols

August 17, 1938 - April 11, 2016

Vaughn A. Nichols, age 77 of Clinton passed away on April 11, 2016. He retired from the United States Air Force as a Boom Operator after 20 years of service. He was a Courier for DOE in Oak Ridge and Clinton City 911 dispatcher. Throughout his life he loved to fish and camp at Norris Lake and other lakes across the nation. Preceded by his parents, Otto and Katherine Nichols. He is survived...
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Theira Flood

March 2, 1920 - April 11, 2016

Theira Jordan Flood, age 96, of Clinton, passed away April 11, 2016. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Henry Flood. She is survived by her two sons, Mike Flood and wife Teresa and Chuck Flood and wife Donna; her grandchildren, Brian Flood and wife Rhonda, David Flood and fiancée Brandi, Henry Flood and wife Rita, Heather Raley and husband Jarrod; her great grandchildren, Leigha...
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Vandetta Jones

February 5, 1922 - April 10, 2016

Vandetta (Godfrey) Jones, age 94, of Clinton, passed away April 10, 2016 at NHC Healthcare of Oak Ridge. "Our mother finally got her wish. She is now with her Lord God, husband, Jimmie and daughter, Carolyn." Preceded in death by her parents, George and Sally Godfrey; husband, James F. Jones; daughter, Carolyn Jones; grandson, Robert Kevin Jones; all brothers and sisters. Survivors include...
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Patsy Ann Linkes

June 13, 1954 - April 8, 2016

Patsy Ann Linkes, age 61, of Clinton passed away on Friday, April 8, 2016 at her residence with her loving family by her side. Patsy was a member of First Dutch Valley Baptist Church. Patsy's love of life was her family and the memories her family will forever cherish. She is preceded in death by her son, Jimmy Elliott; parents, Goldman & Polly Phillips; brother, Joe Monroe Phillips; sister,...
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Linda Sue Scrudder

January 3, 1966 - April 8, 2016

Linda Sue Scrudder, age 50 of Heiskell passed away on Friday, April 8, 2016. Throughout her life she loved NASCAR, country music, and was an avid animal lover. Preceded in death by husband, Horace Scrudder; father, James Edmons. She is survived by: Daughter………………… Kim Caster & husband Benton Mother…………………… Mildred Edmons Brother………………….. Doug...
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Desta Holder

February 8, 1932 - April 5, 2016

Desta L. Holder, age 84, of Heiskell, passed away April 5, 2016 at her home. She was of the Baptist faith. Desta enjoyed working in her yard and working puzzles. In earlier years she enjoyed searching and working in genealogy. Preceded in death by her parents, Laura and Ruth Stringfield; husband, Dennis (Midnight) Holder, Sr.; son, Dennis (Tigger) Holder, Jr.; brother, Carlos Stringfield. ...
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Opal Brown Portwood

October 22, 1921 - April 3, 2016

Opal J. Lawson Portwood, age 94 went home to be with her Lord on April 3, 2016. She was a longtime resident of Clinton, TN. She attended Fellowship Baptist Church, Lenoir City, TN. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother and great- great grandmother. She will always be remembered as a praying and Godly mother by her family and friends. She is preceeded in death by her parents;...
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