Obituaries

TERESA MELTON

Teresa Melton, 61, Clinton, passed away Monday, July 2, 2018, at North Knoxville Medical Center. She was born Feb. 28, 1957, to the late William “Bill” and Cloteene Pruitt in Oak Ridge. She was of the Christian faith. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by sister, Terri Gadd. She is survived by: Husband, David Melton; son, Jason Melton; daughter, Carmen Melton; siblings, Tim Grubbs and wife Sue, Billie Carter; nieces, Tammy Cheek, Paula Grubbs; nephews, Jamie Beach, Nicky Gadd; brother-in-law, Neal Gadd; and many other family and friends. The family is planning a memorial service at a later date. Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Rocky Top is in charge of all arrangements. www.holleygamble.com

NANCY KATHRYN GILES WEBBER

Nancy Kathryn Giles Webber, 84, Clinton, passed away peacefully Saturday, July 7, 2018, at Summit View of Rocky Top. She was of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by: Husbands, Frank Giles and Paul A. Webber; son, Jeff Giles; parents, John and Pauline Wilcox. She is survived by: Daughter, Margie Green; sons, Jack (Darlene), William, Richard (Regina), and Kevin Giles; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. The family received friends from noon – 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 11, 2018, at Farmer’s Grove Baptist Church. Services followed at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Chris Thomas officiating. Interment followed the service in the church cemetery. Holley-Gamble Funeral Home, Clinton www.holleygamble.com

LOUISE FRANCES ‘DIZ’ DEAN

Louise Frances “Diz” Dean, passed away peacefully in her sleep early Friday morning, July 7, 2018, at Morning Point Alzheimer’s Care Unit in Clinton. She was born March 3, 1931, to the Rev. Earl Seiber and wife Leola Vann Seiber. After attending Clinton High School, she attended and graduated from Knoxville General Hospital School of Nursing with a BS in Nursing. She was employed as an RN for more than 35 years at the ORNL’s X10 plant. After her retirement there, she worked part-time as an RN for DOE. Before her battle with Alzheimer’s, she enjoyed traveling, going to the beach and lake, working in her garden, and enjoying time with her family and many close friends. She was a long time member of the Clinton First Wesleyan Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by: Husband of 47 years, Richard Dean; daughter, Kimberly Dean Warwick; and brother, Leon Seiber. She is survived by: Daughters, Pamela Dean Stockton and husband Ed, of Oliver Springs, and Cynthia Dean Nelson of Clinton. She also leaves brothers Fred Seiber and wife Sue of Clinton, and Harold Seiber and wife Jean, of Maryville. She is survived by six grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren, as well as many nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 5 - 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 11, 2018, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. at Woodhaven Memorial Gardens in Claxton. Pastor David Speas of the Clinton First Wesleyan Church will be officiating.

SELINA ANNA OVERSTREET-BATES

Selina Anna Overstreet-Bates, 58, Oak Ridge, passed away suddenly Thursday, July 5, 2018, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge. Selina was larger than life. She was a very giving person and thought of others before herself. Selina never met a stranger and everyone loved her. She was a collector of many things and will be missed dearly. Selina was preceded in death by her father, Lee Carl Thompson. Selina is survived by: Husband, Gary Bates and her mother, Gladys Thompson, both of Oak Ridge; sons, Michael Overstreet (Mary) and Clinton Stepp all of Knoxville; stepdaughter, Brittany Bates (Billy Schlott); brother, David Lewis (Joyce); and brother -in-law, Benny Bates (Gloria) all of Kingston; sister, Carla Lingerfelt of Knoxville; and sister-in-law, Judy Parker of Sanford, Fla.; grandchildren, Bradlee Stepp, Julia and Logan Overstreet; step grandchildren, Violet and Henry Schlott; several nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends. Selina’s family will receive her friends from 10 – 11 a.m. Saturday, July 14, 2018, at Jones Mortuary in Clinton, with her Celebration of Life immediately following in the Chapel of Jones Mortuary. Selina’s graveside service and interment will be private. Jones Mortuary in Clinton is in charge of all arrangements. Condolences can be made to the family at www.jonesmortuaryllc.com.

RUSSELL CLAUDE HART

Russell Claude Hart, 82, Clinton, passed away suddenly Wednesday, July 4, 2018, at his home in Clinton. He was the best man in the world, a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Russell retired from the U.S. Air Force and the VA Hospital in Gulfport, Miss. He was a member of Westside Baptist Church in Lake City. Russell was preceded in death by: Parents, Harry and Betty Hart; and grandson, Gabriel Romeros. Russell is survived by: Wife of 57 years, Martha Hart of Clinton; daughter, Wanda Bitterman of Clinton; brothers, Harry Hart Jr of Pennsylvania, Jim Hart of Oregon, and William Hart and wife Lucy of Pennsylvania; sister, Martha Hibig of Pennsylvania; grandchildren, Chris Ferguson and Molly Romeros; great-grandchild, Xzavier Romeros; several nieces, nephews and a host of other relatives and friends. Russel’s family will receive his friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Monday, July 9, 2018, in the chapel of Jones Mortuary with his funeral service to follow at 8 p.m. with the Rev. Atkins and the Rev. Pete Lowe officiating. Russell’s interment is at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 10, 2018, at Sunset Cemetery in Clinton with full military honors. Jones Mortuary in Clinton was in charge of all arrangements. Condolences can be made to the family at www.jonesmortuaryllc.com

VERDIE KENNEDY SHANNON

Verdie Kennedy Shannon entered into her Heavenly home Wednesday, July 4, 2018. She has faithfully served the Lord for many years. She was preceded in death by: Husband, Elzie Shannon; son, Frank Shannon; grandson, Richey Sharp; parents, L.R. and Tensie Kennedy; sisters, Bertha Byrge Marlow, Ora Bowling; brothers Carlie Kennedy, Harvey Kennedy, and Thomas Kennedy. She is survived by: Daughters, Faye Sharp and husband Richard, Rita Rutherford and husband Phil, Pearl Fritts and husband Leon; seven grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren, five great-great-grandchildren; sister, Artie Ward Byrge; and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends. The familyreceived friends from 5 – 7 p.m. Thursday, July 5, 2018, at the Rocky Top chapel of Holley-Gamble Funeral Home. Funeral Services followed at 7 p.m. with the Rev. Leon Fritts and Phil Rutherford officiating. Family and friends met at 9:15 a.m. Friday, July 6, 2018, at the funeral home and proceed to Oak Grove Cemetery for interment at 10 a.m. Holley-Gamble Funeral Home, Rocky Top in charge of arrangements. www.holleygamble.com

CHARLES ‘CHUCK’ MICHAEL VICKERY

Charles “Chuck” Michael Vickery, 61, Clinton, passed away Tuesday, July 3, 2018, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge. Preceded in death by: Wife, Voletta Vickery; father, William R. Vickery; and brothers, William Arnold Vickery and Lawerence Vickery. Chuck is survived by: Mother, Bulla Vickery; daughters, Heather Liden and Adrian Riner; grandchildren, Chance, Andrew, Michaela, Michael and Katlynn; one great-grandchild, Presley; and special friend, Julie Rau. The family will receive friends from 5 – 6 p.m. Monday, July 9, 2018, in the Clinton Chapel of Holley-Gamble Funeral Home with funeral service to follow at 6 p.m. with Dr. Lee Hickman officiating. Family and friends will meet at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 10, 2018, for a graveside service at Oak Ridge Memorial Park. Holley-Gamble Funeral Home-Clinton; www.holleygamble.com

JOSEPH CHARLES MEADE

Joseph (Joey - Joe) was found deceased at his home from natural causes July 3, 2018. He was preceded in death by: Grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Pennington of Claxton, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Meade of Clinton; father, Ralph Charles (Charlie) Meade; and aunt, Maratha Meade of Knoxville. Joey was of the Class of 84 Clinton Senior High School and worked at Elavon in Knoxville as an assistant Manager. He is survived by: Daughter, whom he utterly adored, Savannah Alyse Meade of Claxton; mother, Carol Meade Jamerson of Knoxville; half-brother, Dustin Meade of Philadelphia; special cousins, Scott Hutson and family of Andersonville, Carmen Hutson Hicks and family of Knoxville, Alan Preston of Claxton; special aunts, Jennetta Hutson of Knoxville, Judy Preston of Claxton; ex-wife, Misty Davis Meade of Knoxville; and many other cousins, aunts and uncles; special friend, Cristi Smith, Jefferson City. Everyone who knew Joey knew he loved his family and friends, NASCAR, hunting, and having a good time. In years past, Joey was heavily involved in the Claxton Optimist Football program where he was respected by all involved. He was always entertaining and gracious; he brought light to any room he entered. He will be greatly missed and never forgotten. The family will receive friends from 1 – 2 p.m. Saturday, July 7, 2018, at Holley Gamble Funeral Home Chapel in Clinton. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Savannah Meade’s college fund at any Y-12 FCU Branch. Holley Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton will be in charge of all arrangements. www.holleygamble.com