Celebrity Obituaries

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Donald Asbury

April 12, 1939 - June 14, 2017

Donald Asbury, age 78 of Lenoir City, passed away on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at the Methodist Medical Center in Oak Ridge. He was born on April 12, 1939 to the late Arthur and May Fields Asbury in Campbell County. He was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church. He served his country in the United States Navy, having been stationed in San Diego, Hawaii, Okinawa, and the Philippines. Donald was a hard...
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Tony Peterson

June 1, 2017

Anthony Ray Peterson passed away suddenly Thursday June 1,2017 at the age of 47. He was born in Chicago, IL but eventually made his home here in East TN. Tony graduated from Rutledge High School in 1988 and soon after that enlisted into the United States Navy, completing almost 8 years and serving on two tours in Iraq as a corpsman. Not too long after returning home Tony found his passion in...
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Phyllis "Anita" Hooks Milam Baer

November 5, 1951 - May 13, 2017

Phyllis "Anita" Hooks (Milam) Baer, age 65, of Briceville (Braden Flats Community) passed away on Saturday, May 13, 2017 at her home after a courageous battle with cancer. Anita was born November 5, 1951, in Lake City, Tennessee, but grew up in Cleveland, Ohio. In 1980s, she and her daughter moved to the Claxton, Tennessee community. She enjoyed watching her daughter play softball...
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Virginia Miracle

May 11, 2017

Virginia A. Miracle, age 77, of Rocky Top (Beech Grove Community) passed away on Thursday, May 11, 2017 at the Methodist Medical Center in Oak Ridge. She was born on June 24, 1939 to the late Isaac and Bertha Moody Aslinger in Anderson County, TN. Virginia was a member of the Beech Grove Baptist Church where she enjoyed helping in any way she could. She loved watching baseball and spending time...
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Angela Dawn Murphy

September 7, 1977 - May 5, 2017

Angela Dawn Murphy, age 39, of Rocky Top, passed away on Friday, May 5, 2017. She was born on September 7, 1077 in Davidson County, TN. Angela enjoyed camping, 4 wheeling and doing anything outdoors. She is preceded in death by her mother, Marilyn Humphrey. Survived by: Sons…….. Jonathon Cody Barber and Jacob Monroe The family will have a celebration of life service held at a later date....
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Carol Wells Hutson

May 30, 1941 - May 4, 2017

Carol L. Wells Hutson, age 75 of Rocky Top, passed away on Thursday, May 4, 2017 at her residence. She was born on May 30, 1941 to the late Rev. Tom and Minnie Davis Byrge in Campbell County. She was a member and loved attending Davis Chapel Baptist Church in Lafollette. She enjoyed singing, quilting, doing yard work, and cooking for her beloved family. In addition to her parents, she is...
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Lauvena "Lady Bug" Strickland

April 28, 1932 - May 3, 2017

Lauvena "Lady Bug" Strickland, age 85 of Clinton, went to Heaven and Heaven gained a sweet angel on Wednesday, May 3, 2017. She was born on April 28, 1932 to the late Robert Lee and Tilda Massengill Wyrick in Petros, TN. She enjoyed fishing, farming and working in her yard. When she was able, she took pleasure in nature walks on Red Ash Mountain. She loved her family and loved her dogs and was...
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Manda Vowell

February 13, 1938 - April 17, 2017

Manda Vowell, age 79 of Rocky Top, passed away on Monday, April 17, 2017 at the Summit View Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was born on February 13, 1938 to the late John and Sarah Davis Kennedy in Campbell County. She attended Guiding Star Baptist Church. She was a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother who was always ready to lend a helping hand. She enjoyed quilting, canning,...
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Paul Ash

April 14, 2017

Paul Ash, age 86 of Caryville, TN went to be with the Lord on Good Friday, April 14, 2017 at 2:30pm after a brief illness. Paul owned Cherokee Heating and Electric Company for many years servicing LaFollette, Caryville and the Rocky Top area. He was well known for his honesty and fairness in dealing with his clients. Even after retiring the business 10 years ago he was still willing to give a...
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Lester Roy Coleman

February 23, 1965 - April 9, 2017

Lester Roy Coleman, age 52 of Lafollette, passed away on Sunday, April 9, 2017 at the Physicians Regional Medical Center in Knoxville. He was born on February 23, 1965 to the late Lester and Ruth Frederick Coleman in Marion, IN. Lester was an insulation installer for Gale Insulation in Florida before he moved to Lafollette. He enjoyed watching Star Trek and playing Xbox. He will be dearly missed....
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Sue Stokes Kitts

October 2, 1943 - April 6, 2017

Sue Stokes Kitts, age 73 of Lafollette, passed away on Thursday, April 6, 2017 at the Lafollette Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was born on October 2, 1943 to the late Thomas Stokes and Geneva Queener Stokes in Campbell County. She was Christian lady and a loving wife, mother and wonderful aunt. She enjoyed working with her flowers and was an animal lover, especially the birds that she fed...
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Mary Sue Bunch

February 8, 1938 - April 3, 2017

Mary Sue Bunch, age 79 of Rocky Top, passed away on Monday, April 3, 2017 at the North Knoxville Medical Center. She was born on February 8, 1938 to the late Ralph Gaylor and Edith Johnson Gaylor in Anderson County. She was a member of Longfield Baptist Church. She enjoyed gardening, sewing, reading, and doing word searches. She was a loving mother, mamaw, and great-grandma and will be dearly...
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Emily Mae Davis

July 1, 1920 - April 2, 2017

Emily Mae Bolinger Davis, of Oak Ridge and formerly of Lake City, passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 2, 2017 at NHC Nursing Home / Hospice. Emily was born on July 1, 1920 in Anderson County to the late Eli and Ina Beets Bolinger. Mrs. Davis was a Charter Member of Clear Branch Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School for many years. She was the 1937 Lake City High School...
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Doris M. Earl

December 17, 1955 - March 26, 2017

Doris Mae Earl, age 61 of Clinton, passed away on Sunday, March 26, 2017 at the Methodist Medical Center in Oak Ridge. She was born on December 17, 1955 to the late Lelton Franklin and Doris Rose Phillips Williams in Chicago, IL. She worked as an LPN for Methodist Medical Center for over 21 years. She was a loving mother, nana, sister and friend. Her friends spoke of how kind and caring she was...
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Brandon Fraker

March 10, 2017

Brandon Fraker, age 34, of Clinton, passed away on Friday, March 10, 2017. He was born in Oak Ridge, TN on August 13, 1982 to Kenny Fraker and Patty Nelson Curtis. He was a loving husband, father, son, brother and uncle. He was an all around good guy and a friend to many. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends. Brandon is preceded in death by, his grandparents, James Carl and Tillie...
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Mildred Brock

February 5, 1938 - March 2, 2017

Mildred Brock, age 79 of Jacksboro, passed away on Thursday, March 2, 2017 at her residence. She was born on February 5, 1938 to the late Fred Sr. and Bonnie Harness Long in Anderson County. She loved her dogs, flowers, reading, and working puzzles. She enjoyed spending time with friends and family, especially her grandchildren. She will be dearly missed. In addition to her parents, she is...
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Francis "Woody" Underwood

August 10, 1935 - February 28, 2017

Francis C. "Woody" Underwood, age 81 of Jacksboro, passed away on February 28, 2017 at his residence. He was born on August 10, 1935 to the late George Lee and Lissie Elizabeth Thompson Underwood in Anderson County, TN. Woody was an entrepreneur who had his hand in many endeavors. He was a man of boundless energy and optimism. Woody was an experienced timberman, and owned and operated sawmills...
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Alma "Ruth" Gregory

February 15, 2017

Alma "Ruth" Gregory, age 68, went home to be with her Lord on Wednesday, February 15, 2017. She was a loving wife, a mother of one but nanny to many. She was loved by so many and we will never forget the memories that we made as a family. Survived by, her husband of 51 years, Lonnie Wayne Gregory, daughter and son-in-law, Robin and John Hatmaker, granddaughter, Allison Hatmaker, grandson, Alex...
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Samantha Hembree Taylor

February 9, 2017

Samantha Hembree Taylor, age 29, of Vasper, passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 9, 2017 at her home. She was born on March 17, 1987 in Oak Ridge, TN to Johnnie and Sandra Tindell Hembree. Samantha loved spending time with her family especially her husband of 9 years and children. She will be dearly missed. She is preceded in death by, Grandfathers, Mart Hembree and Billy Tindell, Cousin,...
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Kathleen Todd

May 3, 1949 - February 2, 2017

Kathleen Todd, age 67 of Clinton, passed away on Thursday, February 2, 2017 at her residence. She was born on May 3, 1949 to Lewis and Edith Phillips in Anderson County, TN. She was a member of New Hope Baptist Church. She loved going fishing with her family and friends and will be dearly missed. Family and friends will meet at the Holley-Gamble Funeral Home on Monday, February 6, 2017 from 1...
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Mart Hembree

May 6, 1936 - January 16, 2017

Mart Hembree, age 80 of the Vasper community, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, January 16, 2017 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born on May 6, 1936 to the late Hurstle and Zelma Hutchinson Hembree in Campbell County. He was a member of the Vasper Baptist Church. Mart enjoyed farming, hunting and fishing and was an avid outdoors man. He loved spending time with his family...
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Barbara Ann Carroll

May 1, 1917 - December 26, 2016

Barbara Ann Carroll, age 99 of Somerset, KY, formerly of Clinton, passed away on Monday, December 26, 2016 at Somerset Nursing and Rehabilitation. She was born on May 1, 1917 to the late William and Ida Foust Carden in Anderson County. She enjoyed traveling and quilting. She was also a long time member of Willowbrook Baptist Church in Rocky Top. Barbara is preceded in death by, husband, James...
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Mary Lou Green

December 12, 2016

Mary Lou Green, age 76, of Briceville, passed away on Monday, December 12, 2016 at the Methodist Medical Center in Oak Ridge. She was born in Harlan County, KY on September 2, 1940 to the late Clarence Elmer and Alberta Bray Bullock. Mary was a member of the Laurel Grove Baptist Church. She was a dietician at the Windwood Nursing Home for over 25 years. Mary was a loving wife, mother and...
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Marsha Jean Warner

February 14, 1951 - December 7, 2016

Marsha Jean Warner, age 65 of Sparta, formerly of Lake City, passed away on Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at her residence. She was born on February 14, 1951 to James and Ruth Wilson Lindsay in Briceville. She was a member of Rocky Top Worship Center. She enjoyed her job as an LPN at Methodist Medical Center for more than 30 years. Marsha loved shopping, travelling, riding motorcycles, and going...
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Johnny "Lead Nickel" Hawkins

June 30, 1956 - December 7, 2016

Johnny "Lead Nickel" Hawkins, age 60 of Briceville, passed away on Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at his residence. He was born on June 30, 1956 to the late Alma Jean and Carl "Muncie" Edward Hawkins in Anderson County. He attended Willowbrook Baptist Church and enjoyed hearing Pastor Roger Leach preach. He also loved reading his Bible. His hobbies included four-wheeling, coon hunting, and his CB...
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Betty L. Marlow

November 18, 2016

Betty L. Marlow, age 81, of Clinton, exchanged the pain and confusion of this earthly life, for eternal peace and comfort with the Lord on November 18, 2016. She was a faithful member of Shultz Hollow Baptist Church and enjoyed attending church and church singings until her health began to decline. She was preceded in death by her beloved Mother, Jennie L. Vowell, her devoted daughter, Vickie...
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Brenda Gail Wentworth

May 24, 1952 - November 13, 2016

Brenda Gail Wentworth finished her race on Sunday, November 13, 2016 at the age 64 and was greeted at the finish line by her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Though she frequently experienced pain and loss, Brenda lived her life with a heart full of love, forever in awe of her creator. She was a fighter who constantly defied all odds against her. She was an avid runner and adventurer. From...
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Merle Tinker, Sr.

November 4, 2016

Merle Travis Tinker Sr. age 75 of Briceville went home to be with his Lord on Friday, November 4, 2016 after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born on December 2, 1940 to the late Luther and Barbara Patterson Tinker in Oliver Springs, TN. Merle worked as a coal miner, then went on to work at Boeing Aircraft where he retired. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends and will be...
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Daniel Birchfield

November 3, 2016

Daniel Clifford Birchfield, age 64 of Lafollette passed away on November 3, 2016 surrounded by family and friends. Daniel lived life to the fullest and never met a stranger. He was always joking around, loved playing tricks on people and telling stories of old times. He worked for many years at Turbo Towing as a wrecker driver and then went on to pursue his love for traveling as an over the...
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Gregory H. Jordan

March 29, 1955 - October 28, 2016

Gregory Hiram Jordan, age 61 of Jacksboro, passed away on Thursday, October 27, 2016 at his residence. He was born on March 29, 1955 to Charles and Hope Spitzer Jordan in Dayton, OH. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. He also loved to ride his motorcycle. He is preceded in death by his father, Charles Jordan; brothers, Larry Jordan, Ted Jordan, and Terry Jordan. He is survived by: ...
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J. D. Seiber

October 17, 2016

J. D. Seiber age 83 of Griffith passed away on Monday October 17, 2016. He is survived by his wife of 63 years: Mary; Son: David (Karin) Seiber; Grandson: David Tossberg; Brother: Henry (Kay) Seiber; Sisters-in-law: Deanna (Rex) Davis-Ward and Loretta Seiber. He is preceded in death by his parents Hubert and Alice, brother R.C. and daughter Tammy. Friends may meet with the family on...
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Lassie Odessia LaPole

February 13, 1925 - October 4, 2016

Lassie Odessia LaPole, age 91 of Rocky Top, passed away on Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at her residence. She was born on February 13, 1925 to the late Otis Sprankles and Maggie Massengill in Anderson County. She retired from General Motors in Dayton, OH. She was a fun loving person who enjoyed fishing, hunting, working in flowers, and taking long walks in the outdoors. She will be dearly missed. In...
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Brenda Sue Bolton

April 27, 1954 - September 30, 2016

Brenda Sue Bolton, age 62 of Caryville, passed away on Friday, September 30, 2016 at the Select Specialty Hospital in Knoxville. She was born on April 27, 1954 to the late Walter and Elizabeth Phillips Taylor in Campbell County. She was a farm girl at heart who enjoyed flowers, ginsenging, camping, gardening, 4-wheeling and anything that had to do with nature. Brenda was a member of Vasper...
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Mitchell "Paul" Burress

September 27, 2016

Mitchell "Paul" Burress, age 76, went to be with his Lord and Savior on September 27, 2016. Preacher Paul was a dedicated minister of the Word of God. He was a dynamic evangelist, missionary, and teacher. Preacher Paul spent his life serving Jesus, the One who gave His life for all. He was loved and admired by everyone who met him. Throughout his life, his desire was to not only lead people to...
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Mary Rains

September 26, 2016

Mary Emily Rains, age 60 of Clinton, passed away on Saturday, September 24, 2016 at her residence. She was born on June 22, 1956 to the late Tommy Ray and Dorothy Jean Powers Daugherty. Mary was of the Baptist faith. She loved spending time with her sons and grandchildren. She will be dearly missed. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by brother, Dennis Ray Daugherty and sister,...
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Ronnie Taylor Stokes

April 23, 1947 - September 23, 2016

Ronnie Taylor Stokes, age 69 of Clinton, formerly of Caryville, passed away on Friday, September 23, 2016 at the Parkwest Medical Center in Knoxville. He was born on April 23, 1947 to the late Thomas and Geneva Queener Stokes in Campbell County. Ronnie was a veteran of the Army and retired from the TVA. He was a kind and caring person who enjoyed life. He also enjoyed traveling and liked to deep...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Kitty Sue Wagner Matchette

March 16, 2016

Kitty Sue Wagner Matchette, age 65, of Maryville, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Wednesday March 16, 2016 at her residence. She was born in Wellington, Kansas to Gene Swinson and Ardella Moulten on December 24, 1951. Kitty came from a large and loving family. Her children were the most important part of her life and she loved them unconditionally. Her grandchildren were her pride and joy...
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Tammy Seiber

March 11, 2016

Tammy J. Seiber age 52 of Griffith, IN passed away on Friday March 11, 2016. Tammy graduated from and was the Salutatorian at Griffith High School class of 1981 and she graduated from Purdue School of Pharmacy in West Lafayette. She was a member of Delta Theta Tau, and the Hammond Seventh Day Adventist Church. Tammy was very active in Animal Rescue and enjoyed taking care of animals nobody...
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Mary Ellen Goodman Miles

March 7, 2016

Mary Ellen Goodman Miles, age 57, of Caryville, (Cherry Bottom), passed away on Monday, March 7, 2016 at her residence. She was born to William Kenneth and Virgina Disney Goodman in Anderson County, Tennessee. Mary enjoyed making jewelry, fishing and loved spending time with her family and friends. She will be dearly missed. Mary is preceded in death by her father, William K. Goodman. Survived...
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Robert Robertson

March 1, 2016

Robert L. Robertson, age 64 of Memphis, TN, passed away on Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at Saint Francis Hospital in Bartlett, TN. He was born on October 30, 1951 to Robert Robertson Sr. and Helen Ballard Robertson in Detroit, MI. He was a United States Army Veteran and in his younger years was a Deputy Sheriff for Campbell County Sheriff's Department. Robert was an avid outdoorsman who loved the...
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Leonard Copeland

February 28, 2016

Leonard Copeland, age 67 of Caryville, passed away on Sunday, February 28, 2016 at the Lafollette Medical Center. He was born on May 11, 1948 to the late Staley and Florence Taylor Copeland in Lafollette. He was a loving husband, Daddy, and Papaw. Leonard was also a member and deacon at Ridgeview Baptist Church. His family and church were his life. He also enjoyed being outside working in his...
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Mildren Irene Jenkins Hensley

February 23, 1928 - February 27, 2016

Mildred Irene Jenkins Hensley, 88 of Rocky Top, Tennessee passed away February 27, 2016 at 12:10pm at NHC in Oak Ridge. Mildred was born February 23, 1928 in Powell, Tennessee. Mildred was a homemaker and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She was a faithful member of Longfield Baptist Church in Rocky Top. Mildred had a servant's heart and will be sadly missed by her family...
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James Wyrick

February 15, 2016

James Kyle Wyrick, age77 of Maynardville, passed away on Monday, February 15, 2016 at Parkwest Medical Center in Knoxville. He was born on May 20, 1938 to the late Charlie Edgbert and Lucy Savage Wyrick in Union County, TN. James was a member of Hinds Creek Baptist Church. He produced and sang gospel music for many years. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by brothers, John,...
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Dorothy Jean Duncan

December 1, 1932 - February 12, 2016

Dorothy Jean Duncan age 83 of Lafollette, passed away on Friday, February 12, 2016 at her residence. She was born on December 1, 1932 in Anderson County, Tennessee to the late Charles and Beatrice Wilson Disney. Dorothy was a member of the First Baptist Church in Lake City. She was a loving mother, raising four children on her own, and loving grandmother. Dorothy was also an avid sports fan...
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Clyde C. Carter

October 2, 1947 - February 1, 2016

Clyde C. Carter, age 68 of Powell, passed away on Monday, February 1, 2016 at his residence. He was born on October 2, 1947 to Warne Lee and Ruby Evelyn Carter in Lake City. He was a loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather whose family meant the most to him. Clyde retired from TVA where he worked in power construction. He also served in the Army and earned many service medals. He was a...
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Genith Duncan

January 12, 2016

Genith Marie Bunch Duncan, better known as June, age 81 of the Laurel Grove Community went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, January 12, 2016 after a lengthy illness. She was born on December 22, 1934 in New River, Tennessee to the late Clarence and Vadia Carroll Bunch. June was a member of the Browns Flat Baptist Church where she loved her church and her church family. She was a retired...
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Homer Ward

October 21, 1939 - January 9, 2016

Homer Ward, age 76, of Caryville, passed away in Saturday, January 9, 2015 at the Physician Regional Medical Center. He was born on October 21, 1939 to the late Pearly and Dovie Brock Ward in Campbell County, Tennessee. Homer was a member of the Old Ivy Baptist Church. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and anything the outdoor had to offer. Homer was a friend to many and will be dearly missed. In...
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Geneva Queener Stokes

January 13, 1925 - December 27, 2015

Geneva Queener Stokes, age 90 of Lafollette, passed away on Sunday, December 27, 2015 at the Lafollette Medical Center. She was born on January 13, 1925 to the late, Rosa Caroline Queener in Campbell County and was raised by her grandfather, Robert (Bob) Queener. She was a member of Ridgeview Baptist Church. She liked fishing, bird watching, gardening, and she loved her cats. She was an avid...
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Raleigh Cecil Seiber

February 6, 1935 - December 22, 2015

Rev. Raleigh Cecil Seiber, age 80 of Briceville, passed away on Tuesday, December 22, 2015 at the Norris Health and Rehabilitation Center in Norris. He was born on February 6, 1935 to the late Hubert and Alice Wilson Seiber in Briceville. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He was a member of Laurel Branch Baptist Church and was a minister for over 40 years. He...
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Geneva M. Reed

August 19, 1926 - December 19, 2015

Geneva Reed, age 89, of Claxton, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, December 19, 2015 peacefully with her family by her side. She was born on August 19, 1926 in Knoxville, Tennessee to the late John Houston and Mary Etta Russell Burgess. Throughout Geneva's life she enjoyed quilting, gardening, canning, preparing family dinners, and playing cards. Most of all Geneva "Mammaw" enjoyed...
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Fay Wilson

December 18, 2015

Fay Wilson, age 75 of Rocky Top, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, December 18, 2015 at her home. Fay was born on April 11, 1940 in Anderson County, Tennessee to the late Perry and Flora Gilbraith Phillips. She was a member of the New Hope Baptist Church in Rocky Top. Fay enjoyed working with her flowers and spending time with her family especially her grandchildren. Fay was loved by many...
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Angela Daugherty

December 13, 2015

Angela Faye Daugherty, age 50, of Lafollette passed away on Sunday, December 13, 2015 at the Cumberland Village Health and Rehab in Lafollette. She was born on August 21, 1965 in Anderson County, Tennessee to Enoch and Fannie Hatmaker Byrge. Angela enjoyed reading and loved spending time with her family especially her grand children. Survived by: Parents……..Enoch and Fannie Byrge ...
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Tommy Coward

December 13, 2015

Tommy Franklin Coward, age 75, of Vasper, passed away on Sunday, December 13, 2015 at his residence. He was born on December 22, 1939 in Anderson County, Tennessee to the late Hoyle Franklin and Mattie Pearl Debord Coward. Tommy was a member of Vasper Baptist Church. He loved and played any and every instrument with friends and at church. Tommy loved his family especially his grandbabies, great...
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Jeff Tucker

December 7, 2015

Jeffery Wayne Tucker, age 48 of Briceville went home to be with the Lord on December 7, 2015 at his home. Jeff was born in Campbell County, Tennessee on October 7, 1967. He was a member and loved attending the Briceville Church of God. Jeff also attended the Emory Valley Center in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. He enjoyed working puzzles and spending time with his family. He was loved by everyone and...
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Thomas E. Rhoads

September 8, 1951 - December 6, 2015

Thomas E. Rhoads, age 64, of Claxton, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, December 6, 2015 at the Methodist Medical Center. He was born on September 8, 1951 in Oliver Springs, Tennessee to the late John L. Rhoads Sr. and Bettie Clark Rhoads. Thomas was a member of the Valley View United Methodist Church in Claxton. Thomas was a United States Army Veteran having served in Vietnam and then...
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Richard "Budge" Chambers

November 10, 2015

Richard Wesley "Budge"Chambers, age 69, of Dutch Valley Community where he has lived all his life passed away on Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at UT hospital. He was born on September 16, 1946 to the late Roy and Louise Smith Chambers. He owned and operated his own business Affordable Plumbing as a master plumber for 35 years. Richard was a Veteran of the United States Navy having served with his...
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Curtis Lee Barber

December 10, 1935 - November 4, 2015

Curtis Lee Barber, age 79, of Lake City, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, November 4, 2015 at his residence. He was born on December 10, 1935 to the late Jack and Bessie Hawkins Barber in Anderson County, Tennessee. Curtis was of the Baptist faith. He worked for the University of Tennessee at the Oak Ridge Arboretum and later retired from the State Highway Department. Curtis enjoyed...
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Jesse "Chris" O'Brien

October 30, 2015

Jesse "Chris" O'Brien age 28 of Lafollette passed away on Friday, October 30, 2015 at the Physicians Regional Medical Center in Knoxville. He was born on June 5, 1987 in Jellico, Tennessee to Jesse and Melissa Teague O'Brien. Chris enjoyed fishing, playing cards, reading books and spending time with his family. He is preceded in death by his grandfathers, Floyd Teague and Samuel John O'Brien. ...
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Norma Byrd

October 11, 2015

Norma Deloris Byrd age 88 of Caryville passed away on Sunday, October 11, 1015 at the Lafollette Medical Center. She was born on September 17, 1927 in Union County, Tennessee to the late Dewey and Ola McCarty Stout. Norma was a member of the Vasper Baptist Church and loved to cook for her family on Sunday mornings. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. In addition to her parents,...
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Joyce Ann Wagers Ross

July 18, 1956 - October 7, 2015

Joyce Ann Wagers Ross went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday night the 7th day of October at the age of 59. She was born in Cincinnati, Ohio on July 18, 1956 to the late Calvin Coolidge and Juanita Bailey Wagers. Joyce enjoyed spending time with her children and grand children. She was loved by many and will be sorely missed. We love you, Mom. In addition to her parents Joyce is preceded in...
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Henry Clay Smith Hensley

October 4, 2015

Rev. Henry Clay Smith Hensley, 90 of Rocky Top passed away October 4, 2015 at 6:11pm at NHC in Oak Ridge. Henry was born February 13, 1925 in West Virginia. Henry Served in the Navy during World War II on USS William Biddle. He was missing in action twice and honorably discharged in 1945. He was a retired Baptist minister and employee of South Central Bell. He was a faithful member of Longfield...
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Patricia Maxfield

September 14, 2015

Patricia Ann Maxfield, age 67, of Clinton, passed away on Monday, September 14, 2015 at the Turkey Creek Medical Center in Knoxville. She was born on May 17, 1948 to the late Douglas and Etta Mae Hayes Austin in Anderson County, Tennessee. Patricia was a member of the Guiding Star Baptist Church in Medford. She enjoyed doing crafts and spending time with her family especially her grandson. In...
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Myrtle Parks

January 19, 1940 - September 7, 2015

Myrtle Parks, age 75, of Briceville, passed away on Monday, September 7, 2015 at the Methodist Medical Center in Oak Ridge. She was born on January 19, 1940 in Roane County, Tennessee to the late Theodore and Mary Brown Ward. Myrtle was a lifetime member of the Laurel Grove Baptist Church in Briceville. She enjoyed fishing, camping, ginsenging and spending time with her family. In addition to her...
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Barry Corder

August 16, 2015

Barry D. Corder, age 48 of Caryville, passed away on Sunday, August 16, 2015. He was born on April 24, 1967 to Barbara June Corder and the late James Leon Corder in Kokomo, IN. He was the owner and operator of Corder Heating and Air. He also enjoyed riding motorcycles. He loved his animals and loved spending time with his family and friends. He will be dearly missed. He is survived by: ...
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Sammie Epperson, Sr.

June 17, 1928 - August 9, 2015

Rev. Sammie David Epperson, Sr., age 87, went to be with his Heavenly Father on Sunday, August 9, 2015, at 5:15 pm, with his wife, best friend and bride, Jo Fortner Epperson, by his side. They were married 2 years. He lived in the Heiskell area most of his life. He came here from Tazewell as a young man and married Goldie Mae Ruth Stringfield (Peggy). They were married for 51 years then...
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Shirley Brubaker

June 25, 2015

Shirley Brubaker, age 83, of Clinton formally of Andersonville and Norris, passed away on Thursday, June 25, 2015 at her residence. She was born on May 16, 1932 to the late Jacob and Olive Brewer Marietta in Bobtown, Pennsylvania. Shirley was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She enjoyed spending time with her family and will be greatly missed by all. In addition to her parents...
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Paul Thomas Leinart

May 28, 1954 - June 15, 2015

Paul Thomas Leinart, age 61 of Rocky Top, passed away on Monday, June 15, 2015 at the Methodist Medical Center in Oak Ridge. Paul was born on May 28, 1954 in Anderson County to the late Paul Leinart and Margie Daugherty Leinart. He was a loyal husband and best friend for 41 years to Sharon Wilson Leinart. Paul was a dedicated father and grandfather and loved his beloved pet Pepe. He was a member...
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Gladys Mitchner

May 27, 2015

Gladys M. Mitchner, age 77 of Jacksboro, passed away on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at the Physicians Regional Medical Center in Knoxville, TN. Gladys was born on December 16, 1937 to the late Mack and Maggie Wilson Malcote in Campbell County. Gladys took pleasure in spending time with family and friends and loved to help people. She also enjoyed going to yard sales. Gladys was of the Baptist faith....
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Chester Franklin Marlow

June 6, 1942 - May 8, 2015

Chester Franklin Marlow, age 72 of Lafollette, passed away on Friday, May 8, 2015 at the Lafollette Medical Center. Chester was born on June 6, 1942 to the late Ed and Beatrice Marlow in Claiborne County. Chester was a coal miner for a number of years. He liked deer hunting and being outdoors. He was also a member of Rock Creek Baptist Church. He will be dearly missed. Chester is preceded in...
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Barbara Albert

May 6, 2015

Barbara Albert, age 74, of Caryville, passed away on Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at her home. She was born in Vasper, TN on March 27, 1941 to the late Earl and Florence Disney Albert. Barbara was a member of the Vasper Baptist Church. She enjoyed spending time in her garden and work with her flowers. In addition to her parents Barbara is preceded in death by, husband Arthur Sideri. Survived by: ...
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Roger Lee Phillips

April 21, 1961 - May 4, 2015

Roger Lee Phillips age 54 of Briceville went home to be with his Lord on Monday, May 4, 2015. He was born in Lake City, TN on April 21, 1961 to Verlin and Mary Emmagean Phillips. Roger was a member of the Laurel Grove Baptist Church where he was the choir director and was very dedicated to the Lord. Roger enjoyed hunting, fishing and gospel music. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and...
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Dora Terry Massengill

March 12, 1917 - April 5, 2015

Dora Terry Massengill, age 98, of Lake City, TN passed away on April 5, 2015. She was the daughter of Milton and Leatha Terry. She was a lifetime member of Little Cove Creek Baptist Church. Dora was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Claude Massengill; son, Edward Massengill and wife, Rosa Massengill and infant daughter, Lois Jean. She is survived by sons, Glen and Polly, of Piney...
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Christine Brown

March 27, 2015

Christine Brown, age 92, of Briceville, passed away on Friday, March 27, 2015 at the Methodist Medical Center in Oak Ridge. She was born on October 4, 1922 to the late Dewy and Martha Murray Dison. Christine was a member of the Graves Gap Baptist Church in Briceville(Duncan Flatts community). She was retired from the Oak Ridge Hospital as a Housekeeper. She enjoyed talking on the CB radio as ...
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Mike Leach

April 21, 1962 - March 23, 2015

Mike Leach age 52 of Jacksboro, went home to be with the Lord on Monday March 23, 2015. He was Saved at an early age and was a member, deacon & Sunday school teacher at Ridgeview Baptist Church. He was employed by Vaughn & Melton of Knoxville. He was a very loving husband, Daddy & ''Paw''. Preceded in death by his parents Rev. JT and Anna Leach. Survivors include his wife of 31 yrs. Tammie...
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Cloyd White

March 21, 2015

Cloyd White age 80 of Jacksboro passed away on Saturday, March 21, 2015 at the Tennova Medical Center in Lafollette. He was born on December 29, 1934 in Irving, KY to the late Elias and Bessie Edmonson White. In Cloyd's earlier years he was the pastor at the Grace Baptist Church in KY. Cloyd enjoyed playing the guitar and singing. He will be dearly missed. Survived By: Wife……………....
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Denver Green

March 28, 1919 - March 20, 2015

Denver Green, age 95 of Rocky Top, TN passed away on Friday, March 20, 2015 at the Summit View Health Care Center in Rocky Top. Denver was born on March 28, 1919 in Harlan, Kentucky to the late Daniel Boone and Lutisha Cole Green. He was a United States Army Veteran who served in World War II and Pearl Harbor. Denver was a member of the Pine Hill Baptist Church. He worked for years as a coal...
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Wanda Sue Bartley

March 19, 2015

Wanda Sue Bartley, age 48 of Lafollette passed away on Thursday, March 19, 2015 at the Lafollette Medical Center. Wanda was born on January 11, 1967 in Campbell County, TN to the late James and Phyllis Walden Heatherly. She enjoyed fishing, the outdoors and spending time with her family especially her grandson. In addition to her parents Wanda is preceded in death by Sister, Sheila Riggs. ...
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Janie Disney

March 1, 2015

Janie Martin Disney, age 82 of Rocky Top, TN passed away on Sunday, March 1, 2015 at the Methodist Medical Center in Oak Ridge. She was born in Lake City , TN on January 17, 1933 to the late Alvin and Jeanette Brogan Martin. Janie was a very active and lifetime member of the Clear Branch Baptist Church where she loved the Lord and her church family. She also loved gardening and working in her...
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Thomas F. Taylor

February 28, 2015

Rev. Thomas F. Taylor age 65 went home to be with his Lord on February 28, 2015. He was a member of Lafollette Church of God where he served in the Men's Ministry. He was a former member of Covenant Life International of Rocky Top, TN. He earned a Doctorate of Philosophy of Christian Education from Trinity Institute of Christian Counseling. He was the proprietor/instructor of Southern Safety...
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Matthew Leinart

February 27, 2015

Matthew Roy Leinart, age 34, of the Dutch Valley community in Clinton, passed away on Friday, February 27, 2015 at his home. Matt was born on July 5, 1980 in Oak Ridge, TN. He graduated from Clinton High School in 1998 and went on to join the United States Army where he became an Army Ranger. Matt served two tours in Afghanistan and one tour in Iraq. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of...
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