JOAN DELORIS JONES
Joan Deloris Jones, age 79, of Oliver Springs passed away Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born April 14, 1939 in Fonde, Ky. She was a member of New Mountain View Baptist Church in Oliver Springs where she and her husband, Ray have attended for over 60 years. Joan loved going to church and enjoyed singing in the choir and with her daughters. She’s now singing in that Heavenly choir. She loved going shopping and made friends everywhere she went.
Preceded in death by her daughter, JoAnn Schofield; parents, Lee Henry and Virgie Cleo Ridings Walker; brothers, Ray, Billy and Alvie Walker.
Survivors include her loving husband Billy Ray Jones of Oliver Springs; children, Cora Webb and husband, Jimmy of Clinton; Patricia McMillan of Ten Mile; Bobby Jones and wife, Sharon of Oak Ridge; Pam Harber and husband, Gary of Oliver Springs; Sandy Ellis and husband, Phil of Clinton; sister Verdie Goodman of Adrian, Mich.; brothers, Clarence Walker and wife, Linda of Harrogate; Charles Walker and wife, Joyce of Duff; 13 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren; brothers-in-laws and sisters-in-law Donnie and Charlene Jones of Oliver Springs; David and Carolyn Jones of Oliver Springs; Sammy and Carolyn Jones Walbridge, Ohio; Helen Huddleston of Eagan; Norma Jean and Al of Toledo, Ohio; Sally Ruth and Allen Powers of Frakes, Ky.; Bertha Dupree and Chuck of Clairfield; and a host of extended family and dear friends.
Special thanks to Cora Webb and Pam Harbor for taking such special care of their mother in her last days.
The family received friends from 5-7 p.m., Monday, May 27, 2018 at New Mountain View Baptist Church in Oliver Springs. Funeral service followed at 7 p.m., with Rev. Joe Copeland and Rev. Matthew Jones officiating. Graveside service was held 12 noon, Tuesday, May 28, 2018 at Hamblin Cemetery in Clairfield. In lieu of flowers the family request memorials be made to New Mountain View Building Fund, 381 Mahoney Road, Oliver Springs, TN 37840. Online register book can be signed at www.FrakerFuneralHome.net. Fraker Funeral Home of Kingston is in charge of all the arrangements.
DONNIE WHEELER LOCKARD
Donnie Wheeler Lockard, age 73 of Clinton, passed away on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at his home in Clinton. Donnie loved his grandsons and had a passion for coaching. He grew up in Jellico and attended Jellico High School where he was an outstanding athlete. After graduating, he went on to graduate from Southern Illinois University. Donnie came back to East Tennessee and coached at Oneida High School for one year before becoming the head basketball coach at Clinton High school in 1971. Donnie retired in 2000 with 642 career wins. He was preceded in death by his parents, Bill and Edna Lockard and brother, Billy Ray Lockard.
Donnie is survived by his wife of 55 years, Linda Lockard of Clinton; son, Christopher Lockard and his wife, Rachel of Clinton; daughter, Yolonda van Riel of Tilburg, Netherlands; sister, Shirley Lockard Foley of Williamsburg, Ky.; grandsons, Christopher Cole Lockard and Chase Dalton Lockard as well as a host of nieces and nephews.
Donnie’s family received his friends on Friday, May 25, 2018 from 5-8 p.m. at Jones Mortuary in Clinton. Funeral services for Donnie were Saturday, May 26, 2018 at 1 p.m. in the Chapel of Jones Mortuary with David Seivers and Tracy Wandell officiating. Graveside service and interment immediately followed at Sunset Cemetery in Clinton. Jones Mortuary in Clinton, TN is in charge of all arrangements. Condolences can be made at www.jonesmortuaryllc.com
NEVIL ANN WALKER
Nevil Ann Walker, 75, Lake City, passed away Saturday, May 19, 2018, at the Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.
She was born Nov. 25, 1942, in Kentucky to the late Fred and Ruby Sturginn Scarbrough. Nevil attended the Briceville Church of God and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by: Parents; husband, Frank Walker; daughter, Michellda “Michelle” Mitchell; brothers, Jack Otto, Pete and Billy Scarbrough; sisters, Margaret Scarbough, Virginia Jobe, Jewel Tipps Little and Linda Coleman; grandson, Eric Hubbard; great-granddaughter, Chloe Hubbard.
Survivors: Daughter, Vanessa Mae Hubbard of Lake City; brothers, Terry Scarbrough and Diane of Coalfield, Jerry Scarbrough and Marie of New River, Donnie Scarbrough of Sunbright; sister, Susie Hall of Floyd County, Ky.; son-in-law, Bobby Mitchell of Virginia; special friends, Floyd and Wanda Scarbrough of Lake City, J.C. and Gail Disney of Lake City, Mark McCoy of Virginia, Gene and Amie Oaks; grandchildren, Terry Hubbard, Becca and Mark Mason; great-grandchildren, Kyra Crawford, Seth Crawford, Ethan Hubbard, Nick Hubbard, Owen Mason and Skylar Chaney; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Visitation will be from 4 – 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 23, 2018, at Beech Grove Baptist Church in Lake City. A celebration of life will be held at 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 23, 2018, at Beech Grove Baptist Church in Lake City, with the Rev. Floyd Scarbrough and the Rev. Kenny Sharp officiating.
You may also view Nevil’s guestbook online at www.hatmakerfuneralhome.com
Hatmaker Funeral Home, Lake City, is in charge of arrangements
KATHY SUE DAUGHERTY
Kathy Sue Daugherty, 55, Clinton, passed away Saturday, May 19, 2018, at her homes in Clinton.
Kathy enjoyed working crossword puzzles and doing her nails, and she loved her dog, Hiccup.
Kathy was preceded in death by her father, R.L. Summers.
Kathy is survived by: Husband, Rickey Daugherty of Clinton; sons, Eric Daugherty and Dusty Daugherty of Clinton; daughter, Miranda Cook and husband John of Spencer, Ind.; brother, Jimmy Summers of South Carolina; sisters, Debbie McClung and Bill of Lake City, and Melissa Summers of Knoxville; eight grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, and a host of other relatives and friends.
Kathy’s family received her friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 22, 2018, at Jones Mortuary in Clinton.
All other services will be private.
Jones Mortuary in Clinton is in charge of arrangements. Condolences can be made to the family at www.jonesmortuaryllc.com
RONALD MACH COLEMAN
Ronald Mach Coleman, 73, formerly of Anderson County, passed away peacefully in his sleep at his home on Thursday, May 10, 2018.
He proudly served our country for more than 20 years, and worked in the medical field until he retired.
Survivors: Children, Cindy McCullar of Clinton; son, Chuck Coleman (Brenda) of Mississippi, daughter, Jennifer Keener (Marvin) of Cleveland; grandchildren, Scott, Cody, Zoe, Dalton, Miranda, C. J., Chris, Caleb, Zachery and Josh; one great-grandson, Alex.
A memorial services will be held at a later date.
VICKI LYNNE POINTER
On the morning of May 22, 2018, Vicki passed away at Methodist Medical Center in Oak Ridge after suffering complications from recent cardiac issues over the previous month. She was just beginning another wonderful day of teaching at her beloved Central High School in Wartburg. Vicki was 63 years old.
Vicki was born at St. Mary’s Hospital in Knoxville on March 16, 1955. She was the first of five daughters of Bobbye Lynn Watts and William Marion Pointer.
Vicki was a true native of Norris. She attended Norris Elementary and graduated from Norris High School in 1973. With her passion for literature and the arts, she majored in Education and graduated from Carson-Newman College in 1977. In the fall of 1983, Vicki experienced the most fulfilling moment of her life when her only child, Stefanie, was born. Her joy was later complimented with the blessings of grandsons Blake and Brennen. Their bond and commitment brought forth joy and giving to their extended family and an immense association of friends in her church, school system, and community.
Anyone who knew her would say that Vicki gave completely of herself for her parents, family, and those in need. During the summers of her college years, she was the Recreation Director for the City of Norris and developed a vast schedule of daily events for young and old alike. Her special commitment to the children of the Town generated a sense of togetherness and community through crafts, archery, tennis, numerous athletics, roller-skating, little league baseball, and cooling off at the Oak Road Pool. She channeled this enthusiasm as if preparing herself for her professional calling. Upon college graduation, Vicki began a 38-year teaching career in English, Literature, and Drama for her mighty Bulldogs of Central High School in Morgan County. She brought life and opportunity to thousands of students searching for her creative, well-disciplined, and rigorous focus on learning. After 38 years of unselfish commitment, “Ms. Pointer” was asked when she thought she might retire. Her response was as expected; “38 years down and two to go.... Maybe.” Her wit; her knowledge and wisdom; and her passion for teaching will be missed, but her friendship long remembered.
Her church family lived at Norris First Baptist where she was raised from as a child. She attended Sunday School and Vacation Bible School year after year only to teach them later as a young adult. Vicki’s Christian view of the world and her meaningful place in it was anything but average. She faithfully and willingly executed her Faith, raised her family with the same excitement, and remains an inspiration to anyone who knew her. She was an ambassador of the church, and she spread the same joy and compassion to everyone she touched. Vicki was truly a genuine, giving spirit; and a lifelong, trusted friend.
With an intellect and memory that could match the best, it was her humility and earnest respect for others that put you at ease and established a base for a relationship to build. She had great understanding and a true acceptance of people. These special and rare qualities kept her poised and in control as a mentor and leader in her family and as a teacher. She recognized strengths and weaknesses, and she always knew what to say to make things better. Make no mistake; Vicki had conviction to do what was right and she didn’t hold back when the going got tough.
She carefully, respectfully, held her ground with a firm and steady hand; looking always to the welfare of all. Vicki was on a mission to make a difference, and she did in so many ways. Because of her dedicated work at Central High for program excellence in English, Drama, and yearbook Director; the students and faculty named her Teacher of the Year... twice.
Vicki loved simple things: Hanging out with her inseparable friends Jamie and Sarah through the historic ‘60s and ‘70s; leading her sisters and the neighborhood kids of Riley, Dennis, Richie, Larry and Kent from bicycles to minibikes to motorcycles; crocheting and embroidering for hours on end to make that meaningful gift for a high school graduate or the newlyweds; adopting her “brother” Bill Simmons from college who came for dinner, a summer, and subsequent summers thereafter; a ride in an old convertible through the Smoky Mountains for a picnic by the creek; supporting the Home Team at the school and grandsons’ ballgames; instilling the love of the Classics of Shakespeare to young, inquisitive minds while leading them to acting in many school plays with the Central High Court Players; listening to the songs of her time including one of her favorites, Alice Cooper; chasing her grandchildren, nieces and nephews around the family room; shopping with her endearing mom and sisters the Friday after Thanksgiving; caring for her loving father after her mother, Bobbye, passed away; and giving of herself and her talents to a community and a school that she cherished and the same who cherished her. Vicki always remembered where she came from; and ultimately where she was going; the same place where she is today.
Vicki was preceded in death by her mother, Bobbye Watts Pointer; her sister, Mary Gibson and husband, Fred Gibson; and her dear friend, Sara Siebert Turner.
Vicki is survived by her father, William Marion Pointer of Norris; her sister Katie Pointer Musgrave and Mike of Norris; her sister Lorri Pointer Johnson and her husband Junior of Knoxville; her sister Carolyn Pointer Neil and husband Rodney of Knoxville. Vicki is also survived by her loving daughter, Stefanie Pointer of Heiskell; grandsons Blake and Brennan King; many nieces, nephews and extended family and friends; and her dear friend, Steve Forbes.
The family will receive friends on Friday, June 1, 2018, from 4 -7 p.m. at Norris First Baptist Church, 149 W. Norris Road, Norris. The Celebration of Life service will follow shortly thereafter with Pastor David Seiber officiating.
In lieu of flowers, the family encourages all to pack shoeboxes for the Samaritan’s Purse: Operation Christmas Child Mission, or to send memorial donations to Wartburg Central High School, designated for either her beloved Drama Program or the Backpack Program. Donations can be sent to Central High School, Attn: Aaron Jones, 1119 Knoxville Hwy, Wartburg, TN 37887.
Special thanks are given on behalf of the family to the many who contacted and visited Vicki during the past few weeks; to those who had her in their prayers; and to the friends and family who continue to receive blessings from the life that Vicki lived.
Online register book can be signed at www.frakerfuneralhome.net. Fraker Funeral Home of Kingston in charge of arrangements.
WILLOW DEAN TUCKER
Willow Dean Tucker, 88, Vasper, passed away Monday, May 21, 2018, at the North Knox Medical Center.
She was born June 19, 1929, to the late Luther Wilson and Janie Marlow in Kentucky. Willow loved her family and took pleasure in spending time outdoors and working in her flowers when she was able. She also enjoyed her shopping trips with her best friend, Grace.
In addition to her parents, Willow was preceded in death by: Husband, John H. Tucker; daughter, Deborah Sue Tucker; grandson, Todd Patterson; brothers, Frank Daughtery, J.T. Wilson, and Billy G. Wilson; sister, Florine Farmer.
Survived by: Children, Junior Tucker wife Audrey
, Nona Wilson husband James
, David Tucker wife Brenda, Tony Tucker
, Cathy Lawson
; brothers, Vershel Wilson wife Grace
, Gloyd Daughtery
, Lowell Daughtery
; sisters, Mary Sue Marlow, Odelene Meredith
; 12 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren; and one great-greatgrandchild.
The family will receive friends at the Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Rocky Top from 6 – 8 p.m. Thursday, May 24, 2018, with the funeral service to follow at 8 p.m. with the Rev. Jason Goans officiating.
Family and friends will meet at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 25, 2018, and go in funeral procession to the Circle Cemetery for an 11 a.m. interment.
NANCY ‘JEANETTE’ LIVELY
Nancy “Jeanette” Lively, 77, went to be with her Heavenly Father on the morning of Monday, May 21, 2018.
She passed peacefully after fighting a long battle with Alzheimer’s. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Wartburg, where she loved to sing in the choir and sang many solo’s there. For many years Jeanette sang with her sister, Mary, and daughter, Angela, in the trio known as “The Hensleys.” She also enjoyed sewing, reading and working in her flower beds.
Although we are heartbroken at the loss of a wonderful wife and mother, we are comforted by knowing she is no longer suffering and is reunited with love ones who have gone on before.
She was preceded in death by: Parents, the Reverend Ernest Hensley and wife Eva; brothers, Oscar and Cordell Hensley; and sisters, Ethel Braden, Jean Carter, Louise Seiber, Mary Collette and Ruby Brown.
Jeanette leaves behind: Loving husband of 56 years R. M. Lively Jr. of Clinton; three children and two grandchildren whom she loved dearly, daughter, Angela Wynn and husband Ralph of Clinton; sons, Gary Lively of Crossville, Barry Lively of Clinton; and grandsons, Logan Wynn and Devin Lively; brothers, Wilburn and Bill Hensley of Oliver Springs; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.
The family will receive friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 23, 2018, at Premier Sharp Funeral Home with funeral service to follow at 8 p.m. with the Rev. Charlie Marlow officiating.
Burial and graveside will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 24, 2018, at Anderson Memorial Gardens.
Premier Sharp Funeral Home is proudly serving the Lively family and we invite you to share a message of condolence to the family at www.sharpfh.com