Obituaries

LEROY CLAYTON LANSFORD

On March 20, 2019, Leroy Clayton Lansford, 84 of Clinton left his devoted loving family; his loving wife of 64 years, Maxine; his four “Daddy’s Girls,” Lisa Weatherford, Kendra Phillips, Monica Ely, and Belinda Wilcox; his five loving grandchildren, Rachel, Kristin, Matthew, Cynthia, and Brian; and two great-grandsons, Nathan and Gage. He was the most amazing loving husband, pop, grandpa, great-grandpa ever. He will be dearly missed. In lieu of flowers we ask that you make a monetary gift to Maxine to help with funeral cost or make a donation in his honor to either the charity of your choice or to the VA in his honor. Leroy’s family and friends will gather from 6 – 8 p.m. Saturday, March 23, 2019, in the chapel of Jones Mortuary for a celebrating of his life. Jones Mortuary in Clinton is in charge of all arrangements. Condolences can be made to the family at www.jonesmortuaryllc.com

BOBBY LEE CARROLL

Bobby Lee Carroll, 70, Clinton passed away at his residence Wednesday, March 20, 2019. Bobby graduated from Clinton High School in 1968 and was a Vietnam War Veteran and served in the Army from 1968-1971. He was of the Baptist faith and a member of Wolf Valley Baptist Church. Throughout his life he enjoyed gardening, hunting, University of Tennessee sports and spending time with his grandchildren. Preceded in death by: Parents, Bradford and Elizabeth Carroll; and brother, Timmie Paul Carroll. Survived by: Daughter, Christy and and husband Doug Short; grandchildren, Blake Short, Elizabeth Short, all of Maryville, Connor Tice of Nashville; sisters, Peggy (Ray) Donaldson, Nancy (Mickey) Smith; brothers, Larry (Norma) Carroll, Eddie (Sharon) Carroll and Tommy (Christy) Carroll; many special nieces and nephews; former wife and his daughter’s mother, Patricia Carroll of Clinton; and special friends Janet Brummett and Faye Parks. The family would like to thank all his special caregivers especially Amie and Maryann. The family will receive friends from 5 – 7 p.m. Saturday, March 23, 2019, at Holley Gamble Funeral Home. His funeral service will follow in the chapel with the Rev. Bobby Metcalf officiating. Bobby’s graveside will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 24, 3019, at Farmers Grove Baptist Church Cemetery with full military honors at graveside. In lieu of flowers please consider donating to the Clinton American Legion Post #172, P.O. Box 363, Clinton, TN 37717 or Michael J Fox Foundation, Grand Central Station, P.O. Box 4777, New York, NY 10163-4777. Holley Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton is in charge of all arrangements. www. holleygamble.com

KENNETH SEEBER

Kenneth Seeber, 79, Rocky Top, passed away Tuesday, March 19, 2019. Kenneth was born Sept. 23, 1939, to the late Fletcher and Gladys Seeber. Kenneth pastored Beech Grove Baptist Church, Moran Baptist Church, and Farmers Grove Baptist Church in Anderson County for many years. He also loved helping conduct and preach many revivals in the East Tennessee area. Kenneth retired from the State of Tennessee after 30 years of service and was also a veteran of the United States Army. In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by his loving wife over 55 years, Marjorie Seeber; and brother, Dennis Seeber. He is survived by: Brother, Jerome “Jay” Seeber; sister-in-law, Bessie Seeber; two nephews and one niece; several other great nieces, nephews, cousins, and an aunt and uncle in Michigan. The family will receive friends from 1 – 3 p.m. Saturday, March 23, 2019, at Holley Gamble Funeral Home. His funeral service will follow in the chapel with the Rev. David White officiating. Kenneth’s graveside will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery with full military honors at graveside. Holley Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton is in charge of all arrangements. www. holleygamble.com

LINDA DOTSON

Linda Dotson, 71, Clinton, passed away Tuesday, March 19, 2019, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge. She loved working in her flower beds, gardening, humming birds, quilting, and canning. Linda was of the Baptist faith. Linda iwas preceded in death by: Parents, Tom and Laura Nolan; brother, Avon Nolan; and sisters, Laney Nolan and Letha Russell. Linda is survived by: Sons, Larry Dotson and wife Connie of Alabama, and Gary Dotson of Clinton; daughters, Angela Webber and husband Rick of Heiskell, and Laura Johnson and husband Tim of Clinton; brothers, Laymon Nolan of Clinton, Leon Nolan of Clinton, Lynn Nolan of Clinton, and Larry Nolan; sisters, Lena Carter of Clinton, and Mattie Carpenter of Georgia; grandchildren, Alisha, Melinda, Elizabeth, Nicole, Larry and Brianna; eight great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends. Linda’s family will receive her friends from 1 – 3 p.m. Friday, March 22, 2019, with her funeral service following at 3 p.m. in the chapel of Jones Mortuary with Robert Jones officiating. Linda’s interment will follow her funeral service at Pleasant View Baptist Church Cemetery in Clinton. Jones Mortuary in Clinton is in charge of all arrangements. Condolences can be made to the family at www.jonesmortuaryllc.com

THELMA PHILLIPS OVERBAY

Thelma Faye Phillips Overbay, 74, Clinton, went home to be with the Lord Sunday, March 17, 2019, at her home in Clinton. She enjoyed cooking, gardening with her flowers, and spending time with her family and friends. Thelma loved the Lord and her church family at Deep Springs Baptist Church where she was a member. Thelma was preceded in death by: Parents, Tomey and Sarah Phillips; youngest son, Anthony (Tony) Overbay; brothers, Maynard Phillips and James Phillips; sisters, Lizzie Carroll, Sabra Potter and Marie Lawson; and one daughter-in-law, Donna Overbay. Thelma is survived by: Husband, Donie Overbay, her caregiver and best friend for 59 years of Clinton; two sons, Edward Overbay and Kenny Overbay, both of Clinton; three grandchildren, Aaron Overbay, Natasha Overbay, Anthony Overbay; four great-grandchildren, brother, Clyde Phillips and wife Nena Faye of Wartburg; sister, Dollie Phillips Morris of Wartburg; special little buddy, Tyler Burgess; a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends. Thelma’s family will receive her friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Thursday, March 21, 2019, in the chapel of Jones Mortuary with her funeral service to follow at 8 p.m. with the Rev. Brian Thomas and the Rev. Joe Copeland officiating. Thelma’s interment will be at 1 p.m. Friday, March 22, 2019, at Anderson Memorial Gardens in Clinton. Jones Mortuary in Clinton is in charge of all arrangements. Condolences can be made to the family at www.jonesmortuaryllc.com

LETENE DAUGHERTY ENIX LEACH

Letene Daugherty Enix Leach, 99, Knoxville, passed away Sunday, March 17, 2019, at Island Home Park Health and Rehabilitation Center. Letene was born June 16, 1919, in Briceville to the late William and Ida O’Dell Daugherty. She was a lifelong member of the Lake City Church of God. Letene worked at Oak Ridge during World War II and Leach Pottery. She loved quilting and gardening. Her sons and grandchildren were her life. In addition to her parents, Letene was also preceded in death by: Husbands, Irvin Enix and Hobert Leach; and step-daughter, Audrey Gacsal. Survivors: Sons, James Enix and Jan of Knoxville, Howard Enix of Lake City, Kenneth Enix of Caryville, Ralph Enix of Florida; grandchildren, Andrew Enix and Elizabeth of Heiskell, Alisha Enix of Knoxville; many other family and friends. Visitation will be from 1 – 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 20, 2019, at Hatmaker Funeral Home. Funeral service will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 20, 2019, in the Hatmaker Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Donald Douglas officiating. The interment will follow the Funeral Service on Wednesday, March 20, 2019, at the Oak Grove Cemetery in Lake City. You may also view Letene’s guestbook online at www.hatmakerfuneralhome.com Hatmaker Funeral Home, Lake City, is in charge of arrangements.

DWAYNIA SUE SAWYER

Dwaynia Sue Sawyer, 57, Clinton, passed away Saturday, March 16, , after a courageous battle with cancer with great optimism and had great faith for several years. She loved her family, had a talent and loved playing the piano especially gospel music. Dwaynia was a pioneer for women in the workforce and an entrepreneur. Dwaynia was preceded in death by: Parents, Bert and Bessie Gilland; and brother, David Gilland. She is survived by: Husband, Thomas (Tom) Sawyer of Clinton; daughters, Kelli Sawyer Hudec and husband Michael of Canton, Ga., and Kenzi Sawyer of Maryville; brothers, Roger Gilland and wife Dorothy of Halls, and Larry Gilland of Knoxville; sisters, Carolyn Sharp and husband Roy of Halls, and Ollie Green and husband Fate of Townsend; grandchildren, Mary Lynn Hudec and Jameson Hudec; and a host of other relatives and friends. Dwaynia’s family received her friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 20, 2019, in the chapel of Jones Mortuary with her celebration of life following at 8 p.m. with the Rev. Fate Green officiating. Dwaynia’s interment and graveside service was at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 21, 2019, at Norris Memorial Gardens in Norris. Jones Mortuary in Clinton is in charge of all arrangements. Condolences can be made to the family at www.jonesmortuaryllc.com

FRANCES JEAN ROACH

Frances Jean Roach, 91, Clinton, passed away Saturday, March 16, 2019, at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center in Knoxville. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother. Frances loved working outside with her flowers, and she was of the Baptist faith. Frances was preceded in death by: Husband, Johnny “Harold” Roach; parents, George and Lily Gay-lor; brother, Bill Gaylor; sisters, Reva Gaylor and Christine Hamilton. Frances is survived by: Sons, Charles Roach of Knoxville, and Ronnie Roach and wife Betty of Maryville; daughter, Brenda Henderson of Clinton; eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great-grandchild; and a host of other relatives and friends. Frances’s graveside service was at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 19, 2019, at Woodhaven Memorial Gardens in Powell, with Jake Moore officiating. Jones Mortuary in Clinton was in charge of all arrangements. Condolences can be to the family at www.jonesmortuaryllc.com