Christina Rose Thornton Burris, 36, Oliver Springs, passed away Thursday, July 6, 2017. Christina was a loving mother of three children. She was a graduate of Anderson County High School. She also loved the outdoors and four-wheeling with her family. She was preceded in death by: Brother, Rexie Wayne Patterson; grandparents, Billy and Christina Brown and Bill and Dollie Thornton; two uncles, Billy Marsh Brown and Wendell Ray Thornton; aunt, Mabel Ruth Thornton. She is survived by: Children, Benjamin Shoopman, Riley Burris, and Angel “Rose” Burris; parents, Ben and Carolyn Thornton; husband, Bucky Burris; sister, Carolyn Patricia Byrd and husband Steve; brothers, Tom Patterson and wife Jessica, and Tailen Scott; nieces, Charissa Anne Daugherty and husband Cody, Stephanie Byrd; nephews, Ryan Byrd and Nathan Byrd; great-nieces, Iliana Daugherty and Alexandrea “Rose” Daugherty; a multitude of special cousins, great aunts and uncles and family and friends; also one great boyfriend, Jake from State Farm. There will be a Celebration of Life for Christina at a later date. Jackson Funeral Services in Oliver Springs is honored to serve this family. We invite you to share your thoughts and memories with the family at jacksonfuneralservices.com.
Donald Thomas Golden, 59, Clinton, passed away at his home early on the morning of June 27, 2017, while surrounded by his family. Don was born in Memphis to the late John Preston and Fran Golden. He was preceeded in death by: Parents; and his beloved brothers, Mike and Johnny. He is survived by: Loving wife Joyce of Clinton; children, Donald Jr., Jessica, Amy, and a host of grandchildren he loved dearly; sisters, Michelle and Joy; brother, Tony; mother-in-law, Venia Burchfield,; sisters-in-law, Pauline, Linda, Susan, Connie, and Carolynn; several nieces, nephews, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, and friends. Don proudly served his country in the United States Navy. He was a long time member of the North Knoxville Seventh-day Adventist Church and accepted Christ as his Lord and Savior. Don loved music, especially playing the guitar, and he loved to cook. He was a friend to all who met him, and will be sadly missed by all who were lucky enough to know him. A celebration of Don’s life will be announced at a later time. Jackson Funeral Services in Oliver Springs is honored to serve the Golden Family. We invite you to share your thoughts and memories with the family at jacksonfuneralservices.com.
Michael Gran, 57, Clinton, passed away Friday, July 7, 2017, at his residence. Michael was born Dec. 7, 1959, in Chicago, Ill. He was preceded in death by: Father, Edwin Gran; stepfather, Bernardo Rivera; grandparents, Howard and Mildred Ehret, and Earl and Ruth Gran. He is survived by: Wife, Sharon Gran; mother, Mildred Gran; sisters, Debra Copeland and husband Ken, Donna King and husband Phil; nephews, Phillip King Jr. and wife Erin, Kevin King and wife Lindsey; stepson, Dustin Johnson. The family will receive friends from 6 – 7 p.m. Thursday, July 13, 2017, at Holley Gamble Funeral Home. His memorial service will follow in the chapel with Pastor Peyton Wills officiating. Holley Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton is in charge of all arrangements. www.holleygamble.com
Anna Bess Cannon Hammock passed away Tuesday, July 4, 2017, in Lookout Mountain, Ga. She was born Aug. 3, 1916, to Newt Cannon and Mary Ward Cannon in Hickman County in western Kentucky. The first of three girls, she graduated from Shiloh High and attended Murray State University, graduating in 1938. She then worked to send her two younger sisters to college. Marci became a physician and Nell a chemist at Oak Ridge. Bess worked as a Red Cross representative and later in an administrative position for the Kentucky State Farm Owners. During World War II she applied to be a WAC but didn’t meet the requirements. Instead, she and three friends took their gas rations and drove to California. In 1951 she married Lon Hammock, with whom she remained crazy in love for the rest of her life. Bess is survived by two children, Jim (Susan) and Mary (Robert). Jim lives and works in Atlanta and Mary is a physician in Chattanooga. Bess is also survived by three loving grandchildren, Ryan (Lane), Tyler and Molly and two great-grandchildren, Olivia and Walker. Special cousins are Robin and Laura Lee and their mother, Jeanette. Bess earned a Master’s degree from the University of Tennessee and taught Home Economics at Clinton High School for decades. She was the proud recipient of the 1981 Teacher of the Year award by the Tennessee Home Economics Association. She was loved by her students for an accepting attitude and for the inspirational messages that she wrote daily on her blackboard. Special thanks to all the staff at Thrive at Brow Wood in Lookout Mountain, Ga., for all their care. Visitation was from 5 – 7 p.m. Friday, July 7, 2017, at Holley Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton. A funeral service, presided by Gene Richardson and Thomas Sweet, followed. Her burial was at Daniel Memorial Cemetery in Helenwood on Saturday, July 8, 2017. Donations in her memory can be made to Beaver Creek Presbyterian Church in Powell. www.holleygamble.com
Robert Carroll Hutchins, 92, Clinton, passed away Wednesday, July 5, 2017. He was born Oct. 27, 1924, in Knoxville to the late Hobert and Bess Piatt Hutchins. R.C. was a member of the First Baptist Church in Clinton. He was a veteran having served in World War II in the United States Air Force. R.C. graduated from the University of Tennessee with a degree in electrical engineering and later retired from Martin Marietta. R.C. was a past member of the Clinton City School Board and a City Councilman. He enjoyed golfing, fishing, woodworking, and gardening. In addition to his parents, R.C. was preceded in death by: Brother, Jack Hutchins; and sisters, Evelyn Cox and Doris Webber. Survived by: Loving wife of 67 years, Joan Beeler Hutchins; son, Byron Scott Hutchins; daughter, Julia Hutchins Spradling; grandsons, Michael Scott Hutchins and wife Trilla, Christopher Todd Spradling; brother-in-law, Don Mynatt ; several nieces and nephews and a host of other family and friends. The family received friends from 12:30 – 2 p.m. Saturday, July 8, 2017, at Holley Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton with the funeral service following at 2 p.m. with the the Rev. Daryl Cox and the Rev. Terry Baker officiating. R.C.’s interment followed at Grandview Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the Pat Head Summitt Foundation. Holley Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton was in charge of all arrangements. www.holleygamble.com
Roger David “Bo” Lamb, 68, Clinton, passed away Friday, July 7, 2017, at the Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center of Knoxville. Bo was born Feb. 11, 1949, in Clinton to the late Berlean Sr. and Graylon Abbott Lamb. Bo was a truck driver for DJP Transportation and served in the United States Army in Vietnam. Bo was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in Clinton. He loved horses and loved cars. In addition to his parents, Bo was preceded in death by: Brother William “Billy” Joe Lamb; and stepson, Chris Mount. Survivors include: Daughter, Cena Lamb of Knoxville; wife, Carol Rose Lamb of Clinton; stepchildren, Brandi Martin of California, Jamie Hayes of Clinton, Clint Martin of Knoxville; grandchild, Chloe Hayes; brother, Berlean “Jake” Lamb Jr. and Mary Lou of Clinton; sisters, Rita Beach and Tom of Richfield, N.C., Linda Wells of Clinton; a host of other relatives and friends. Visitation is from 6 – 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 12, 2017, at Hatmaker Funeral Home in Lake City. There will be a Celebration of Life service at 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 12, 2017, in the Hatmaker Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Tom Byrge officiating.
Manuel C. McGhee, 56, Knoxville passed away Tuesday, June 27, 2017, at Beverly Park Place Health and Rehab. For 30-plus years Manuel was a truck driver and when he wasn’t driving a truck he enjoyed riding his Harley Davidson and spending time with his family. He was preceded in death by his father, Gilbert McGhee. He is survived by: Wife, Holly McGhee; children, Harold Holcomb and wife Cassidy, Larry Holcomb and wife Sascha, Manuel T. McGhee, Aaron McGhee, Brittany McGhee and fiancé Robbie Dotson; mother, Helen McGhee; siblings, Ray McGhee and wife Suzie, Ron McGhee and wife Jenny, Rene Holbrook and husband Pat, Mary Donahue and husband David; grandchildren, Brett Holcomb, Tyler Holcomb, Brenna Holcomb, Ranae Holcomb, Brianna McGhee, Ronnie Holcomb, Braiden Holcomb, and “Nugget” Dotson, due in December; several nieces, nephews and a host of other family and friends. The family received friends from noon – 2 p.m. Saturday, July 1, 2017, at Holley Gamble Funeral Home. Holley Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton was in charge of all arrangements. www.holleygamble.com
Bertie E. Roberts, 94, Briceville, passed away Friday, July 7, 2017, at her residence. She was born Oct. 21, 1922, to the late John and Ellen McGhee Daniels in Norton, Va. She was a devoted member of the Briceville Church of God for 74 years, 25 of which she served as Secretary and Treasurer. Her church, husband, and children were her life. She enjoyed quilting and talking about the Lord and will be dearly missed. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by: Husband of 63 years, William Earl Roberts; four sisters, three brothers, and daughters, Nancy Lee Hatmaker and Penny Laura Wilson. She is survived by: Daughters, Linda Spoon of Lake City, David Hatmaker of Briceviille; 11 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; 22 great-great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, and a host of other family and friends The family received friends from 5 – 7 p.m. Saturday, July 8, 2017, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Rocky Top with the funeral service following at 7 p.m. with the Rev. Donnie Douglas and the Rev. Devin Barnette officiating. Family and friends met at Holley Gamble Funeral Home in Rocky Top at 10:30 a.m. Monday, July 10, 2017, and went in funeral procession to the Woodhaven Memorial Gardens for an 11 a.m. interment. Holley Gamble Funeral Home in Rocky Top was in charge of arrangements. www.holleygamble.com
Robbie Lee Weatherford, 89, Clinton, joined our Lord peacefully after a short illness, Sunday, July 9, 2017. Robbie was of the Methodist faith and was a member of Graham United Methodist Church in Savannah, Tenn., before moving to Clinton. While living in Clinton, Robbie was affiliated with Sinking Springs United Methodist Church. The family would like to extend their thanks and appreciation to Sinking Springs UMC for their care and outreach over the years. Robbie achieved her certification as a nursing assistant late in life after raising her six children. She worked as a CNA and truly loved her job. Robbie loved her family and enjoyed spending time with them all. Robbie was preceded in death by: Parents, Thomas Oscar and Ester Lee Shelby; husband, Clarence L. Weatherford Sr.; sons, Clarence L. Weatherford Jr. and Michael Bruce Weatherford; daughter, Nancy Jean Jerrell; and grandson, Chadwick David Seivers. Robbie is survived by: Son, Danny Lynn Weatherford and his wife Peggy of Powell; daughters, Sheila Diane Wade and her husband Stanley of Clinton, and Teresa Lee Seivers and partner Mark A. Hatmaker of Clinton; daughter-in-law, Lisa Weatherford and son-in-law Darrell Jerrell; grandchildren, Angela Purkey, Wendy Miller, Dawn Brummett, Denise Wade, Kristi Seivers, Bruce Wade, Rachel Weatherford, Elizabeth Miller, and Zachary Weatherford; 16 great-grandchildren; and special friend, Eva. Robbie’s family will receive friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 12, 2017, in the Chapel of Jones Mortuary in Clinton. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Sinking Springs United Methodist Church Memorial Fund in honor of Robbie. Condolences can be made to the family at www.jonesmortuaryllc.com