Ancil Hyden, 79, Clinton, passed away Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018, at Beverly Park Place in Knoxville. He was born May 5, 1939, to the late Jack and Arizona Petree Hyden in Fonde, Ky. He was a member of the Church of God Mountain Assembly and enjoyed singing in church. He also loved going to car shows and riding his motorcycle. He loved his family, especially his grandchildren and will be dearly missed.
 He is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Kenneth Hyden of Siler, Ky.; sisters, Bernice Chaffin of Siler, Ky., and Juanita Gibson of Detroit, Mich.
 He is survived by: Loving former wife, Hazel Hyden; children, Aaron Hyden and wife Jennifer of Cleveland, Dion Hyden of Clinton, Ancil Hyden Jr. of McMinnville, Timmy Hyden of Michigan, Amber McNeal and husband Jason of Powell, Priscilla Malone of McMinnville, Pam Hyden of Nashville; step-children, John Dycus of Knoxville, and Lana Hughes of Knoxville; brothers, Don Hyden and wife Trena of Clinton, Dean Hyden and wife Lavonda of Mayville; sister, Reba Douglas and husband Russ of Knoxville; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and other family and friends.
 The family will receive friends from 4 – 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 24, 2018, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home with the funeral service to follow at 6 p.m. with the Rev. Leon Petree and the Rev. Arlie Petree officiating. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018, at Norris Memorial Gardens.


Marsha Ann England, 54, Knoxville, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018, at her home in Knoxville. She never met a stranger, had a contagious smile, always had friendly conversations and loved to talk to people about the Lord. Marsha was a giver. Marsha was preceded in death by: Father, Chester Hodsden Jr.; and brother, Steven Hodsden. Marsha is survived by: Mother, Brenda Hodsden of Knoxville; special friend, James Barnes ,whom the family appreciated in all his help he gave and his love for her; brothers, Chester Hodsden III and wife Miranda of Knoxville, Michael Hodsden of Knoxville; sister, Mariah Hodsden Ching and husband Derrick of Knoxville; several nieces, nephews, and a host of other relatives and friends. Marsha’s family and friends will have a memorial service for her at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018, at Crossroads Ministries, 2815 Jersey Ave., Knoxville, with the Rev. Chester Hodsden III officiating. Jones Mortuary in Clinton is in charge of all arrangements. Condolences can be made to the family at


Chesney Lee Anderson, 40, passed away in Charleston, S.C. Sept. 18, 2018, after a long battle with drug addiction. She is survived by: Son, Aidan Charles Anderson-Taylor; parents, C.L. and Diana Anderson; brother, Eric Anderson (wife Katie); sister, Cassidy Anderson; and many loving aunts, uncles, a nephew and nieces, cousins and friends. Services will be held Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018, at Bell’s Campground Baptist Church, 7816 Bell’s Campground Road, Powell. Receiving of friends will be from 6 - 7 p.m., followed by a memorial service at 7 p.m.


Bruce Reginald Braden, 54, Briceville, passed away Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, at his home in Briceville. Bruce loved spending time with his family and working on cars. He enjoyed listening to country and classic rock music, his favorite singer was Randy Travis and his favorite song was “When a man loves a woman.” He loved watching TV, especially westerns and “Walker Texas Ranger.” Bruce was preceded in death by: Parents, James Verlin and Zora Braden; brother, Fred Braden; and sister, Elizabeth Huskey. Bruce is survived by: Wife, Patricia Braden of Briceville; sons, Joseph Allen Braden of Knoxville, and James Reginald Braden of Mchigan; daughter, Melinda Sue Braden of Michigan; brothers, Brad Braden, his wife, Brenda Braden and their family, and Ed Braden of Frost Bottom; several grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. Bruce’s family will receive his friends from 11 a.m. – noon, Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018, with his celebration of life to follow at noon in the chapel of Jones Mortuary. Jones Mortuary in Clinton is in charge of all arrangements. Condolences can be made to the family at


Melissa Renee Mayes (Missy), 50, passed with peace and grace with her loving family at her side on Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, at her home. Preceded in death by: Grandparents, Milton and Henrietta Mayes, and Dave and Nadine Morrison; uncles, Jerald, Ronnie, and James Mayes, and Earl Morrison; aunts, Anna Ruth and Alta Mayes, and Corella Childs. Survived by: Mother, Jeanette Mayes Morrison and father Jack Morrison; sister, Tammy Morrison Runkels and husband Wayne of Athens; brother, Dewayne Morrison and wife April of Claxton; aunt and uncle, Linda and Jerry Day; aunts, Susan Ballinger, Margaret Mayes, Linda Anthony, and Mary Schaffer; uncles, Steve, Jerry, Carl, Danny and Gary Morrison; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and special friends. Special thanks to Tammy, Jennifer, Brandon and Ben of the University of Tennessee Hospice. Missy was born Sept. 9, 1968, and was truly a gift from God. She was very special as she was born with Downs Syndrome and wasn’t expected to live a long life. Missy was a blessing not only to her family but to every life that she touched for 50 years. Missy attended the Emory Valley Center in Oak Ridge and made numerous friends while she was there. Her smile, laughter and voice will forever remain in our hearts. The Earth was a better place because she was here. A celebration of her life will be held Friday, Sept. 21, 2018, at Jones Mortuary in Clinton with receiving of friends from 5 – 7 p.m. with a memorial service immediately following at 7 p.m. in the chapel of Jones Mortuary with her uncle, the Rev. Jerry Day, officiating. The family requests in lieu of flowers that donations be made to the Emory Valley Center in Oak Ridge. Thanks be to GOD for a beautiful journey with one of His most precious angels on Earth. Amen. Jones Mortuary in Clinton is in charge of all arrangements. Condolences can be made to the family at


John Lowell Montgomery, 81, Clinton, passed away Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, at Ft. Sanders Regional. John was born Oct. 31, 1936, to the late Walter and Flossie Montgomery. John was a truck driver for Kroger Grocery Stores for 43 years. In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by: Loving wife of 61 years, Mary Rose Montgomery; son, Ronnie Montgomery; brothers, Robert, Carl, and Jerry Montgomery; sister, Faye Koenig. He is survived by: Daughter, Debbie Kesterson of Oliver Springs; sister, Edith Montgomery of Texas; grandchildren, Nikki Hooks and Tim of Oliver Springs, Derek Kesterson of Clinton; great-grandchildren, Taylor Hooks of Oak Ridge, A.J. Hooks of Oliver Springs; special friends, Lucille, Boyd, Walter, Wayne, Randy, and Robbie. The family will receive friends from 5 – 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21, 2018, at Holley Gamble Funeral Home with funeral services following in the chapel with the Rev. Donnie Disney officiating. His graveside will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018, at Sunset Cemetery. Holley Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton is in charge of all arrangements.


Linda Long, 53, Clinton, passed away Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge. She loved to fish and arrowhead hunting. Linda was very close to her father, Carl Taylor. Linda was preceded in death by: Parents, Carl and Shirley Taylor; brother, Jody Taylor; and sister, Jeanne Rhodey. Linda is survived by: Husband, Marvin Long of Clinton; son, Matthew Taylor of Clinton; brother, James Taylor of Clinton; sister, Patsy Whiteaker of Andersonville; grandchildren, Wesley Phillips, Jordon Barnes and Gracie Seiber; and a host of other nieces, nephews, and relatives. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Jones Mortuary LLC., 375 N. Main Street, Clinton, TN 37716. At Linda’s wishes there will not be any services for her. Jones Mortuary in Clinton is in charge of all arrangements. Condolences can be made to the family at


Eileen Slater, 74, passed away Sept. 16, 2018, in Palm City, Fla., after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born on Christmas Eve in 1943 to first generation Americans Theresa and Albert Slater in Passaic, N.J. Eileen led a life committed to those in need. She had a passion for the vulnerable, whether people or animals. She never sought bright-lights or plaques with her name for a wall, but she privately cared for countless people and animals over her lifetime. The ripples of her charity cannot be measured. She graduated from King’s Mountain, N.C., High School; earned a degree in psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a degree in clinical psychology from East Carolina University. Eileen worked in the mental health field in North Carolina before moving to Anderson County. She worked 10 years as Oak Ridge office manager for Congressman Marilyn Lloyd before becoming a full-time advocate for vulnerable people and animals. She was active over the years at Oak Ridge Playhouse and the Oak Ridge Humane Society before co-founding, with her sister Anne, NOAH and its fundraising store Noah’s Ark. Eileen eventually built a NOAH sanctuary on Oliver Springs Highway. Eileen is best known for her unrivaled support for animal welfare and political activism. She was a strong voice, held firm to her convictions and was driven by a strong belief in civic duty and engagement. Eileen was a second mother to her sister Anne’s children, and after overcoming breast cancer nearly 15 years ago, she endeavored to become a more active part of her Florida family, too, and also fulfill a lifelong dream of learning to ride a horse. Her love for horses led her to rescue horses from Horse Haven at her Clinton farm, and also establish a residence and horse farm in Florida, Trails End, where she and the Slater family could enjoy their shared passions. Preceded in death by: Parents, Theresa and Albert Slater; younger brother, Mark Slater; brother-in-law, Ernest F. Phillips; and half-brother, Kenny Brown. Survived by: Sisters, Anne S. Phillips of Clinton, and Dorothy Slater-Brown of New York and Palm Beach, Fla.; and older brother, Robert and wife Kathleen Slater, Stuart, Fla. Eileen will be especially missed by the many nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand-nephews that she took such pride in guiding and loving in ways unparalleled and unable to be conveyed in words. Nieces and nephews: Donna Slater, Deborah Slater, Joe Slater, Karen Slater, Alexandra Slater Jodzio, Joslin Kryjcir, Terry Frank, Lin Phillips, Denny Phillips; grand-nieces and nephews, Christine Slater, Robert Slater, Ryan Slater, Reagan Slater, Reece Slater, Mario Slater Vargas, Nicholas Slater Vargas, Olivia Bertolo, Jace Jodzio, Atticus Frank, Davis Frank, Avery Frank, Trey Phillips and Leah Phillips. Interment will be at Martin Funeral Home, 961 S. Kanner Hwy, Stuart, Fla., Sept. 24, 2018. Visitation at 10:30 a.m., service at 11 a.m., followed by graveside service. A celebration of her life will be held at 11 a.m. Sept. 29, 2018, at the Oak Ridge Alliance Church, 109 Raleigh Road, Oak Ridge, with Pastor Dale Crank and Dr. Stephen Flick officiating. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to convey condolences may donate to Horse Haven 2417 Reagan Rd, Knoxville, TN 37931; or the Anderson County Animal Shelter, 100 N. Main Street, Suite 127, Clinton, TN 37716.