KATHEY ANITA ANDERSON
Kathey Anita Anderson, 67, Clinton, passed away Sunday, March 18, 2018 at Parkwest Medical Center.
She was born Nov. 23, 1950, to the late Ike and Mamie Loy Anderson in Clinton.
Kathey was a member of Island Home Baptist Church where she played the piano for 30 years. She was a nurse and caregiver her whole life and enjoyed music and traveling.
In addition to her parents, Kathey was preceded in death by: Sisters, Gladys Hatmaker, Edna Tudor and Carolyn Foust; brothers, Von Anderson, Lon Anderson, Jimmy Anderson, Denver Anderson, and Bill Anderson.
Survived by: Sisters, Lucile Anderson
, Cleo Brooks
, Bernice Walker; several nieces and nephews and a host of other family and friends.
The family would like to thank Dr. Manisha Thakur for the loving care and friendship giving to Kathey and family.
The family will receive friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 21, 2018, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home with the funeral service to follow at 8 p.m. with the Rev. Dennis Galloway and the Rev. Verlin Langford officiating.
Kathey’s interment will be held at the Norris Memorial Garden at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 22, 2018.
MILDRED (MILLIE) H. HARRIS CURRIER
Mildred (Millie) H. Harris Currier, 70, Lake City, passed away Tuesday, March 14, 2018, at Summit View of Rocky Top.
Millie was born in Kentucky on Oct. 24, 1947, to Green Lee and Ottie Lucille Kite Harris.
She lived in Louisiana for 20 years before moving back to Lake City. Millie worked for the city for several years before going to work at Y-12 in Oak Ridge. She worked there for 19 years before retiring. She was a member of First Baptist Church where she sang in the choir. She was Assistant Sunday School teacher for Joyful/Bonnie Page Sunday School Class. She loved going to church before her health declined.
She was preceded in death by: Father, Green Lee Harris; grandparents, Luther and Pernia Kite, Alan and Vestia Harris; and nephew, Patrick Lynn Sharp.
Millie is survived by: Mother, Lucille Dossett; son, Robert Currier; brother, Jerry Lee Harris and Gail; sister, Marlene Harris Sharp and Jim; nephew, David Nick Sharp; nieces, Stacy Sharp Longmire, and Kim Harris Blackwell.
Visitation was held from 1 – 3 p.m. Sunday, March 18, 2018, at Hatmaker Funeral Home in Lake City.
Funeral service was at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 18, 2018, in the Hatmaker Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Doug Clem officiating.
Interment followed the funeral service Sunday, March 18, 2018, at Oak Grove Cemetery in Lake City.
You may also view Millie’s guestbook online at www.hatmakerfuneralhome.com
Hatmaker Funeral Home, Lake City, was in charge of arrangements.
ELLEN DALE WATKINS HARRISON
Ellen Dale Watkins Harrison, 72, went home to be with the Lord peacefully March 16, 2018, at Select Specialty Hospital in Knoxville surrounded by her family.
Ellen was born April 13, 1945, in Combs, Ky., the daughter of the late Charlie Watkins and the late Esther Overbee Watkins.
She was the sixth of 12 beautiful children. She graduated from M.C. Napier High School in Hazard, Ky.
Ellen was a homemaker, a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She loved to work outside in her flowers, she was an avid listener of traditional southern gospel music, she loved to bake and was known to everyone in the community as the “cake lady” and delivered them regularly to her special friends. But most of all she loved spending time with her grandchildren, Sarah Elizabeth Reasor (23), Lucas Vaughn Harrison (17), and Lane Edward Harrison (14). Ellen loved her family without fail. She was a constant ray of light to anyone who met her. She never met a stranger and could talk to you for hours about her family and the love she had for them as well as her Lord and Savior.
Ellen married the love of her life, James “Jim” Edward Harrison, on July 7, 1965, who was in the U.S. Army at the time. They served 20-plus years together during his service and was stationed on several Army bases throughout the United States and was even stationed in Zwiebrucken, Germany, in the mid to late 1970’s. Ellen and Jim raised two children, Melissa Reasor of Clinton, and son, Vaughn E. Harrison (Traci) also of Clinton.
During the late 1980’s – mid 1990’s Ellen was a member of the Anderson County Sherriff’s Auxillary department under the direction of the late Sargent Dennis Daniels and Sherriff at the time the late Thomas Van Riper.
She is survived by: Husband of 52 years, Jim Harrison; daughter, Melissa “Missy” Reasor; son, Vaughn Edward Harrison and daughter-in-law, Traci Abner Harrison; three adoring grandchildren, Sarah, Luke, and Lane; sisters, Thelma Campbell (R.C.) of Richmond, Ky., Edith Browning of Sellersburg, Ind., Suzanne McFarland of Louisville, Ky.; brothers, Earl Watkins (Norma) of Elizabethtown, Ky., Clarence Watkins of Princeton, Ky., Larry Watkins (Joan) of Fairdale, Ky., Wendell Watkins (Joyce) of Patrick, S.C., and Jackie Watkins of Clinton, of whom she had been caring for the past six years; a host of nieces and nephews.
In addition, she is also survived by her granddaughter’s father, Jeffrey S. Reasor.
Preceding her in death were: Parents, Charlie Watkins of Hazard, Ky., and Esther Watkins of Richmond, Ky.; brother, Charles Edward Watkins and wife Bettie; sisters, Clara Jean Ritchie, and Janice Townsend and husband Raymond Townsend.
The family would like to send a heartfelt thanks to Dr. Manisha Thakur and her team at Family Medicine West as well as the nursing staff at Select Specialty Hospital for their loving care, compassion, and dedication they gave to Ellen and her family.
The family received friends from 5 – 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 20, 2018, at Weatherford Mortuary in Oak Ridge.
The funeral service followed at 7 p.m. with Pastor Geral Richardson from Victory Tabernacle Church of God in Richmond, Ky., officiating.
The graveside service will be at noon Wednesday, March 21, 2018, at Anderson Memorial gardens with the Rev. James Bandy officiating.
An online guestbook may be signed at weatherfordmortuary.com.
BETTY JO HAMILTON LOVELY
Betty Jo Hamilton Lovely, 87, Daleville, Ala., passed away Friday, Feb. 16, 2018, at Medical Center Enterprise, Enterprise, Ala.
She was born Feb. 22, 1930, to the late William T. and Minnie Turner Hamilton.
Mrs. Lovely was retired from the NCO Club, U.S. Army Base, Ft. Rucker, Ala., after 22 years of service. Betty loved working, cooking, being with family and friends, and sitting in her sunporch and watching the animals. She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She was a “surrogate” grandmother to many people.
Besides her parents she was preceded in death by: Son, Bill Meeks; daughter-in-law, Sara Meeks; sisters, Margaret Jobe and husband Carl, Dorothy Farr and husband Paul.
Survivors: Husband, Owen E. Lovely; daughter, Anne Harrell and husband Michael; son, Tony Lovely and wife Julie; daughters, Melinda Maney and husband Cecil, Donna Harris; nieces, Robbie Lowe and Pat Strahan; nephew, Jim Jobe.
She also leaves behind to mourn her passing: Beloved 14 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild; the Lovely family and a host of special family and friends.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 25, 2018, at Clinch River Baptist Church, 407 Cane Creek Road, Rocky Top, with Pastor Jason Lowe officiating.
Jerry Robinson of the Blowing Springs Community in Clinton went to meet Jesus Feb. 28, 2018, at North Knoxville Medical Center.
He was born Sept. 17, 1945, in Knoxville to the late William and Mable Robinson.
His last words were “Jesus is everything.” He was a generous, honest, faithful, fun loving and kind son, husband, father, father-in-law, Papaw, neighbor and friend. He was of the Christian faith.
In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by: Son, James Thomas Robinson; granddaughter, Ava Lynn Robinson.
He leaves behind to enjoy many precious memories: Wife, Jackie; daughter-in-law, Jennifer; grandchildren, Ayla Mae, J.T. and Eli Robinson; numerous relatives, neighbors and friends who he dearly loved and cared for.
The family would like to thank the surgeons, doctors, nurses, housekeeping and all the staff at Tennova North Medical Center for the loving care given to Jerry and his family during this difficult time.
The family received friends from noon – 2 p.m. Saturday, March 3, 2018, at Holley Gamble Funeral Home followed by his funeral service in the chapel with the Rev. Roger Carter officiating.
His graveside followed at the Woodhaven Memorial Garden.
His advice to us all is “Enjoy today, it’s later than you think.”
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to: His Hands Reaching Academy, 134 Offutt Road, Clinton, TN 37716.
Holley Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton is in charge of all arrangements.
Frank Telman, 85, Clinton, passed Saturday, March 17, 2018, at his home in Clinton.
He was the most wonderful husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Frank was known for his jokes and had a zaney personality. He enjoyed being an usher at his church and taking care of the widows. Frank was a member of His Hands Reaching Church in Clinton.
Frank was preceded in death by: Parents, John and Mary Telman; son, Frank Telman Jr.; brothers, Peter Raggazinkas and John Telman Jr.; and sister, Patsy Miller.
Frank is survived by: Wife, Dean Telman of Clinton; daughters, Sandy Gunter and husband Ellis of Clinton, and Mary Waters and husband Steve of Clinton; brother, William Koller and wife Diane of Ohio; four grandchildren, Heather Dolbeare and husband John, Samantha Solands, Robert Casteel and Michael Casteel; two great-grandchildren, Havanna and Belle Dolbeare; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Frank’s family received his friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 20, 2018, with his funeral service following at 8 p.m. in the chapel of Jones Mortuary with the Rev. Roger Carter officiating.
Frank’s interment will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 21, 2018, at Clinch River Baptist Church cemetery in Lake City.
Jones Mortuary in Clinton is in charge of all arrangements. Condolences can be made to the family at www.jonesmortuayrllc.com
Vestor West, 81, Lake City, passed away Sunday, March 18, 2018, at Ft. Sanders Regional Medical Center.
He was born March 20, 1936, in Morgan County to the late Teddy and Emma Bunch West.
Vestor was a member of the West Side Baptist Church in Lake City. He enjoyed working on clocks, watches, fishing, flea marketing and was a master plumber.
Vestor was preceded in death by: Wife, Vivian K, West; daughter, Wanda West; sisters, Virgie Carr, Verlie Yarbrough and Vada Poore; brothers, Vern West, Virgil West; and grandson, Billy Adams.
Survivors: Daughters, Debra Harness and Carl, Patricia Depew and Elvin; sons, Teddy West and Casandra, Stephen West; grandchildren, Chastity Figgins, Wanda Blalock, Jessica West, Krystal Wenz, Stephanie Richman, Tiffany West, Nathaniel West, Dalton West, Landon West; great-grandchildren, Jordon Ford, Caitlyn Jones, Alex Blalock, Sidda Figgins, McKenzie Depew, Katie Miles, Sophia Richman, Zoey Wentz, Odin Richman and Ryder Wenz; sister, Vivian Mosley; best friend, Cecil Nance.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the West Side Baptist Church, Lake City.
Visitation was held from 6 – 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 20, 2018, at Hatmaker Funeral Home.
Funeral service was at 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 20, 2018, in the Hatmaker Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Eddie Bridges officiating.
Interment is at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 21, 2018, at Woodhaven Memorial Gardens in Claxton.
You may also view Vestor’s guestbook online at www.hatmakerfuneralhome.com
Hatmaker Funeral Home, Lake City, is in charge of arrangements.
DAVID ALAN BARTON
DAVID ALAN BARTON
David Alan Barton, 52, Clinton, passed away Sunday, March 11, 2018, at his home.
He was born July 20, 1965, in Oak Ridge to Earl H. and Emma Sue Barton. David enjoyed fishing, music, and loved his two dogs, Timothy James and Tina Marie.
He was preceded in death by: Mother, Emma Sue Barton; and sister, Susan Barton.
Survived by: Wife, Kimberly Barton; father, Earl H. Barton; brothers, Charles T. Barton wife Debbie, Robert E. Barton wife Linda; sisters, Nancy L. Barton, Gloria J. Heffron; several nieces and nephews and a host of other family and friends.
The family will have a private memorial service.
In lieu of flowers family ask that donations be made to the American Diabetes Association P.O. Box 15829 Arlington, Va., 22215.