Obituaries

BEATRICE F. WORTHINGTON

Beatrice F. Worthington, 91, Clinton, went to be with the Lord Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019. Retired with more than 40 years of service from Union Peoples and First American Bank and served as branch manager late in her career at the Norris branch location. She was a long-time member of the Sinking Springs United Methodist Church. She loved spending time with her family and friends. Preceded in death by: Husband, F. Elmo Worthington; daughter, Mona Gail; parents, Julian and Annie Daugherty; brother, Lloyd Daugherty Sr.; and nephew, Lloyd Daugherty Jr. Beatrice is survived by: Son and daughter-in-law, Kent and Kila Worthington; grandchildren, Chad Worthington, Ashley and husband, Dennis Rash Jr.; brother and sister-in-law, Ray and Nancy Daugherty; sister-in-law, Gertrude Daugherty; niece, Sylvia and husband, Todd McGhee; special friends, Marie Burgess, Nancy Alley, Nancy Duncan, Pat and Larry Marcum. The family would like to thank Dr. Trent McNeely and Jennifer for the excellent care. The family will receive friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019. Service to follow at 8 p.m. with the Rev. Billy Kurtz officiating. Interment will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019, at Sinking Spring United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Sinking Springs United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund. www.holleygamble.com

WILLIAM EDWARD ‘EDDIE’ McRAE

William Edward “Eddie” McRae, 65, passed away at his home Nov. 9, 2019, with his spouse of 29 years by his side. He was born Nov. 27, 1953, in Southern Pines, N.C. The family later moved to Tennessee where he grew up. Eddie attended Clinton High School and served in the United States Navy and served aboard the USS Petrel. He was an avid outdoor sportsman and loved hunting with his dear friends Ben Gamble and Stanley Grubb. He and Ben attended the first elk release in Tennessee and they enjoyed many hunts together. He was very close to his cousin, Lynn Harris, and spent precious time together after he became ill. He was preceded in death by his father, Pete McRae. He is survived by: Wife, Brenda Goodman McRae; mother, Ann Harris McRae; sister, Cathy Robinson and husband Roger; niece, Kenzie Lovingood and husband Branham and their children Anderson, Wilson and Robinson; nephew, Kacy Robinson; sister-in-law, Becky Gardner and husband James and their children Gillian, Rachel, and April; brother-in-law, Dwight Goodman and his children Carolyn, Linus and Ryan; daughter, Tegan McNeely; grandson, Connor McNeely; special friend, Dale Monger, who checked on him frequently and kept their friends updated on his illness. The family will receive friends from 1 – 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019, at Holley Gamble Funeral Home with funeral services to follow in the chapel. His graveside will immediately follow at Grandview Memorial Garden with full military honors at graveside. Special thanks to pallbearers, Stanley Grubb, Lynn Harris, Tim Hyatt, Kacy Robinson, Roger Robinson, and Dale Monger. Holley Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton is in charge of all arrangements. www.holleygamble.com

MICHAEL DAVID HAYTON

Michael David Hayton, 54, Sweetwater, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019, at Sweetwater Hospital. He was born Sept. 8, 1965, in Ridgecrest, Cali., to Michael Wayne Hayton and Jean Burress Hayton. Michael enjoyed fishing, spending time with his family. Michael loved to work and was a wonderful son who took special care of his mother. Michael was preceded in death by his father, Michael Wayne Hayton. Survivors: Mother, Jean Hayton of Lake City; grandmother, Nona Burress of Lake City; fiancé, Zhiqiang Yin of Sweetwater; uncles, Jim Burress and Bonnie of Lake City, Greg Burress and Debbie of Lake City; aunts, Pat Lynch and John Clements of Chatsworth, Ga., Misty McKamey and Ronnie of Clinton; many other cousins, family, and friends. Visitation was from 5 – 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019, at Hatmaker Funeral Home. Funeral service was at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019, in the Hatmaker Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Justin Phillips officiating. A graveside service was held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019, at Oak Grove Cemetery in Lake City.

WANDA LOU SHETTERLY ABNER

Wanda Lou Shetterly Abner, Clinton, passed away Nov. 5, 2019, at the age of 86 years young. After bravely battling cancer off and on for more than 20 years, she passed peacefully surrounded by those who loved her dearly. The prayers and love of those from afar also stood by her as she made her journey to meet her Maker and be reunited with her mother and daddy. Wanda was a loving and giving person. She recently took up the hobby of quilting. She enjoyed it so much she began making quilts for East Tennessee Children’s Hospital. These quilts would be given as comfort quilts for children receiving treatment during their hospitalization. She also loved animals, especially cats. Living on farm, a stray was never turned away. And she was a devout woman. She would attend Sunday church services religiously until it became too difficult to drive or walk, but that did not stop her faith from straying. Wanda is survived by: Husband, Charles, of 62 years of marriage; three children and their spouse, Dolores Padgett of Knoxville, Byron and Susan Abner of Cottontown, and Steven Abner of Clinton; five grandchildren and their spouses, Jennifer and Shannon Bradley of Clinton, Elihugh and Lindsay Abner of Clarksville, Ethan and Elise Abner of Gallatin, James Abner of Cottontown, and Grace Abner of Knoxville; two great-grandchildren, Caius and Cormac Abner, along with one on the way. Wanda had kind eyes and a warm smile. She will be deeply missed by her friends and loved ones. She will always remain in our hearts. The family received friends from 5 – 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, 2019. Her funeral service followed in the chapel with Dr. Steve McDonald officiating. Wanda’s graveside was at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019, at Sunset Cemetery. Holley Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton was in charge of all arrangements. www.holleygamble.com

VIRGINIA G. HALL MYERS

Virginia G. Hall Myers, 91, Powell, passed away Monday, Nov. 4, 2019, at her residence. Virginia was born in Arthur, Tenn., April 18, 1928, to the late Henry L. Hall and Lillian Boggs Hall. She was a member of Bells Campground Baptist Church in Powell. She loved the outdoors, gardening, reading her Bible, ball room dancing, and spending time with her friends and family. Fishing was her passion. In addition to her parents, Virginia was preceded in death by: Husband, Charles Marion Myers; brother, Henry L. Hall Jr., and sisters, Annette Francisco, and Jessie Richardson. Survivors: Sons, Roger Myers of Powell, John and Theressa Myers of LaFollette; daughter, Brenda Cruze and Andrew of Knoxville; grandchildren, Chuck Cruze and Melissa of Powell, Steven and Laurie Cruze of Powell; great-grandchildren, McKenzie Cruze, Colton Cruze, and Jackson Cruze, Anna Miller and Jonah Miller. Visitation was from 2 – 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, 2019, at Hatmaker Funeral Home. Funeral service was at 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, 2019, in the Hatmaker Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Bill McCarter officiating. A graveside service was held following the funeral service Friday, Nov. 8, 2019, at Leach Cemetery in Lake City.

VIRGINIA TAYLOR SCOTT

Virginia Taylor Scott, 70, passed away peacefully alongside her daughter Nov. 2, 2019, after a long battle with dementia. Virginia Donella Taylor was born May 28, 1949, in St. Charles, Va., to World War II Veteran Tip Tasco Taylor and Edith Pauline Sexton Taylor. Her parents and her brother, Roger Lee Taylor, have preceded her in death. “Ginny” is survived by: Husband of 51 years, John W. Scott; son, Johnny Scott Jr.; daughter, Angela Beal and husband Arnold Beal; grandsons, Avery Beal and Aaron Beal; great-grandson, Maxwell Beal; granddaughters Kaleigh and Kira Scott; brother, Steve Taylor and Shirley; sisters, Marjorie Tomlinson, Belinda Taylor, Kim Taylor, Cindy and Danny Newman, Rita and Bill Marceron. Aunts, uncles, cousins, in-laws, nieces and nephews are abundant in her large and loving extended family. Ginny graduated from St. Charles High School in 1967 and studied business management at Lincoln Memorial University, where she met her husband, John. They married in July, 1968, and have lived most of their lives in Anderson County. Ginny was an angel on earth to anyone who knew her. She was a devoted wife and dedicated herself to raising her children. Ginny gave 110-percent of herself to everything she did, every friendship she cherished, every interaction she graced. She continually encouraged and enriched her children and grandchildren’s lives. Ginny was a committed and treasured volunteer at her children’s schools, even after they graduated. She then cultivated her own talents, skills and strengths into multiple successful business ventures with her dear friend and business partner, Jack Black. Ginny was a genuinely beautiful person, inside and out. Her passing is a profound loss to everyone who loved her, and we are all devastated that she succumbed to this horrific disease. She was cared for by her daughter, Angela, and her son-in-law, Chip, in their home for nearly two years. They are asking in Memorial of Ginny, and in lieu of flowers, for donations to the Vanderbilt University Medical Center – Memory and Alzheimer’s Research Center. Ginny will be profoundly missed and forever in our hearts. A Celebration of Ginny’s Life will be heldfrom 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019 at the Museum of Appalachia, 2819 Andersonville Hwy. Clinton.

MARY (ANNIE) ANNATASIA LONG

Mary (Annie) Annastasia Long passed away Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019, at North Tennova Medical Center in Powell. Mary was born Jan. 7, 1979, to Sammie Long and Veronica Holland in Knoxville. Annie attended church at the Faith Promise Church in Knoxville. She enjoyed drawing, her dog Zoey, animals, children and pottery. Annie was an advocate for the underdogs. She worked as a CNA for many years. Annie was preceded in death by her brother, Timmy Long. In addition to her parents Annie is survived by: Children, Olivia Cooper of Talbott, Samuel Donovan Long (Abrey Ridenour) of Andersonville, Elizabeth Shadrick of Andersonville, and Shikera Rutherford of South Knoxville; sisters, Lisa Wright of Allardt, Jill Todd (Cliff) of Clinton, and Sarah Long of New York City; grandchildren, Malachi, Maxwell Long and Mary Amelia Long; goddaughters, Jamisha Carrie and Mahala Johnson; special friend, Aunt Margaret; many other relatives and friends. Friends may visit with the Long Family from 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019, until time of funeral service at 8 p.m. in the Chapel of Jones Mortuary with Bro. Dilbert Terry officiating. Graveside services will be held at noon Friday, Nov. 8, 2019, at Oak Ridge Memorial Garden in Oak Ridge. Condolences for the family may be left at www.jonesmortuaryllc.com Jones Mortuary in Clinton is in charge of all the arrangements for Annie Long.

ELEANORA MONEYMAKER KING SHERROD

Eleanora Moneymaker King Sherrod, 74-years old, born Oct. 13, 1945, and departed this world for a better one Oct. 28, 2019. She was born in Clinton and after her marriage she resided in Knoxville until the time of her death. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends and loved cooking, entertaining, flowers and dancing. Ellen also had a gift for poetry writing. “Mourn not for me for I am free, cry not for me but thee, For I have entered the gates of heaven.” By Ellen Sherrod She loved life and lived it to the fullest. Her door was always if you needed a place to stay. She will be sorely missed by those who knew and loved her. She was preceded in death by: Beloved husband of 30 years, Joseph D. Sherrod; parents, A.L. “Junior” Moneymaker Jr., Roberta “Bobbie” Moneymaker. She is survived by: Son, Robert Moneymaker; granddaughter, Morgan Moneymaker; great-grandson, Elias Lee Moneymaker; sisters, Brenda Littleton and husband Dave, Sharon Prince, Alys Duncan, Tina Willis and husband Richard and their son Alex Willis; special cousin, Mary Cox and husband Ray; very special nephew, David Freels and wife Christy and their son D.J., whom were always there for her to give love and support; special friend, Mary Horner and her family. A very special thanks to Mesha Weaver, who was not only her caregiver but became a wonderful friend and kept her laughing. The family will receive friends from 2- 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home with a Celebration of Life to follow at 4 p.m. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be made to Shriners Children’s Hospital or St. Jude Children’s Hospital. Holley Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton is in charge of all arrangements. www.holleygamble.com