Roger Thorpe Duncan, 73, Clinton, left this world early Wednesday morning, June 10, 2020. He was born May 17, 1947, and lived his entire life in Anderson County. Roger enjoyed westerns, gospel and country music, and watching the University of Tennessee Vols football games. He was a member of Laurel Grove Missionary Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by: Mother, Lucy Duncan Stuck; step-father, Floyd Stuck; grandmother, Sarah Dovie Lively Duncan; and grandfather, Sammie Duncan, who raised him along with several other family members. Mr. Duncan is survived by: Daughter, Sara Duncan and boyfriend Eric Russell (caregivers) of Clinton; and son and daughter-in-law, Roger Tyler Duncan and Emily Roeder Duncan of Knoxville. He will be missed by many. The family would like to extend a special thank you to Martha and Eric Russell and Avalon Hospice for their care and support. Visitation will be held from 5 – 8 p.m. Friday, June 12, 2020, at Hatmaker Funeral Home in Lake City. A graveside service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, June 13, 2020, at Laurel Grove Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery in Briceville with the Rev. Charlie Green officiating.


Larry Thomas Smith Jr., 49, went to be with the Lord Wednesday, June 10, 2020, at the University of Tennessee Medical Center. Larry was a devoted father to his only child, Cyleigh Grace Marie, age 12. He loved to fish and cook, anyone who knew him knew he was a great chef. Larry loved spending time with family and friends. He was a member of Faith Promise Church and a longtime employee of Breeding Insulation Company of Knoxville. Larry was preceded in death by his father, Larry Thomas Smith Sr., and mother, Grace Marie Smith. He is survived by his daughter Cyleigh, and lifetime friends, Kevin Tipton, David Bowen and Curtis Ward. Larry will have a graveside service at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 13, 2020, at Byrd’s Chapel Cemetery, 11270 Yarnell Road, Knoxville. Everyone is welcome to attend. The service will be officiated by Pastor Waylon Payne. In lieu of flowers, Cyleigh asks that donations be made to help with funeral expenses. If you would like to assist, please contact Jackson Funeral Services, PO Box 91, 7071 Knoxville Hwy. Oliver Springs, TN 37840, 865-435-3800. To leave a note for Larry’s family or to sign the online guestbook please visit


Lucy “Jane” Stooksbury, 76, Andersonville, passed away at home June 10, 2020. Jane was a true farm girl who loved her cows and dogs dearly. She was preceded in death by: Parents John and Artie Mastern; and sister, Alta Joan Stooksbury. Jane is survived by: Brothers, Russell Stooksbury and his wife Glendora of Andersonville, Gary Stooksbury and his wife Barbara of Andersonville, Michael W. Stooksbury and his wife Patti of Maynardville; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and extended family. In Lieu of flowers the family asks that a donation be made in her memory to East Tennessee Children’s Hospital or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Jones Mortuary in Clinton is in charge of all arrangements. Condolences can be made to the family at


Wanda Faye Hunley, 82, Dandridge, passed away Monday, June 8, 2020. Wanda truly never met a stranger. She always had extra love to give to those around her and was a “neighborhood mom” to many people. She was preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Cleo Roe. She is survived and will be greatly missed by: Sons, Steven Hunley (Cathy) and Gary "Lynn" Hunley; daughter, Alisha Holloway( Paul); brother, Bob Roe (Carolyn); sister, Donna Adkins (Ben); and grandchildren, Jerry May, Heather Hunley, Jonathon Hunley, and Chase Hunley. Wanda’s family will receive her friends from 1- 3 p..m. Friday, June 12, 2020, in the chapel of Jones Mortuary in Clinton, with a funeral service to start at 3 p.m. Interment to follow at Sunset Cemetery in Clinton. Jones Mortuary in Clinton is in charge of all arrangements. Condolences can be made to the family at


Estel Jack Shoupe, age 71 of Rocky Top, passed away on Sunday, June 7, 2020 at his home. He was born on January 25, 1949 in Caryville. He is preceded in death by: mother, Vida Jane Duncan; father, Jack Jobe; sister, Dorris Leonard; and grandson, Wesley Leach. He is survived by: children, Shawnee Shoupe of Rockwood, Princess Kesterson of Rocky Top, Dee Dee Shoupe Gyles of VOnore, Gail Baird of Lafollette, and Jason Shoupe of Rocky Top; grandchildren, DeShea Marlow, Joshua Morris, Mariah Reynolds Shoupe, Taylor Shoupe, Jaxon Shoupe, Preston Gyles, Suzie Gyles, Katherin Gyles, Tasha Shelton, Sierra Shelton, Jessica Davis, and Dawn Ridenour; great-grandchildren, Mason, Carson, Cameron and Jack Marlow, Reagen Smith, Brydon Shelton, Gunner Leach, Raeghan Wilson, Bryson Bailey, and Maddox and Taytum Baird; brother, Freddy Jobe; and sister, Ella Mae Cody. The family will receive friends at the Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Rocky Top on Wednesday, June 10, 2020 from 5-7pm with the funeral service to follow at 7pm with Rev. Jimmy Lindsey officiating. Graveside service will be on Thursday, June 11, 2020 at 1pm at Beech Grove Cemetery.


Randy Joe Chandler, 61, Clinton, passed away Saturday June 6, 2020, at his home surrounded by his family. Randy enjoyed fishing, hunting and riding motorcycles, he also loved working on cars and spending time with his family. Randy was preceded in death by: Parents, Eddie and Betty Chandler; brother, Leonard Chandler; son, Joseph Robbins; sisters-in-law, Carol Chandler and Josie Chandler. Randy is survived by: Wife, Shirley Martin; brothers, Ed Chandler and James Chandler; children, Chris Chandler (Stephanie) of Clinton, Nick Chandler (Amy), Ashley Chandler (Dustin), also of Clinton; stepchildren, Adam Martin (Suzie), Tim Martin and Jackie Martin; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Jones Mortuary at 375 N Main Street Clinton, TN 37716. Randy’s family will receive his friends from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Tuesday June 9, 2020, in the chapel of Jones Mortuary in Clinton, with funeral service to follow at 1 p.m. with Von Walters officiating. Randy’s interment will immediately follow at Anderson Memorial Gardens in Clinton. Jones Mortuary in Clinton is in charge of all arrangements.


Dortha Dean Pryor, 85, formerly of Clinton, passed away on Saturday, June 6, 2020, at NHC Healthcare of Oak Ridge. She retired from Anderson County Community Center and was a lifelong member of Poplar Creek Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by: Husband, Neal Pryor; daughter, Janice Pryor; sister, Mabel Stolarcyk; brothers, John Dagley and George Dagley. Dortha is survived by: Brother, Lynn Dagley and wife Joyce of Clinton; nephew, William “Stanley” Amber and wife Sara of Geneva, N.Y.; several nieces and nephews, especially Kathy Dagley; and other extended family members. A private graveside service was held at Poplar Creek Cemetery. Premier Sharp Funeral Home is proud to be serving the Pryor family.


Sherry Elliott went to be with the Lord Saturday afternoon, June 6, 2020, surrounded by family at home. She was known for making delicious cakes, a love of gardening, and spending time with family. She was preceded in death by: Mother, Rema M. Lively; and many other family members. She is survived by: Loving husband, A. Frank Elliott, of 14 wonderful years; daughter, Nicole White and husband Stephen; granddaughter, Hannah; step-daughters, Jessica Lopez; grandsons, Miguel, John, and Owen; Mellisa Sanchez and husband Luis and grandsons Matthew and Joseph. She is also survived by numerous family members on both sides. The family will receive family and friends from 6 – 7 p.m. Thursday June 11, 2020, with service following at 7 p.m. Holley Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton is in charge of all arrangements.