Obituaries

NANCY SUE BARBER BRADEN

Nancy Sue Barber Braden, 71, passed away Feb. 14, 2020, at home surrounded by loved ones. She was born to the late Jack and Bessie Hawkins Barber in Fratersville. She grew up there, but lived mostly in Laural Grove and Lake City. She retired from Buck's Auto Center that she owned with her husband. Nancy touched many lives, and to know her was to love her. She will be deeply missed. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by: Sisters, Ruby Wilson, Pauline Harmon, Kathleen Daugherty, Faye Barber, Helen Sharp, and Patricia Burress; brothers, Lonas, J.B., Curtis Lee, Tommy Barber and Johnny Harmon; special brother-in-law, Frank Braden and nephew, Phillip Braden; fathers-in-law, Leo Braden and Odeva Comer. Nancy is survived by: Loving husband of 51 years Francis "Buck" Braden; daughter, Frances-Lee (Joe) Dougherty; bonus daughter, Tina (Danny) Smith; bonus son, Benji (Stephanie) Braden; grandchildren, Haylynn, Leigh, Grace, Holley, Phillip, David, Nathan, Bailey, Abbey, Garrett, Duncan, Ryker, Harlon and Grayson; sister, Alma Barber; sister and best friend, Bessie Braden; mother-in-law, Beulah Braden Comer; sisters-in-law, Barbara, Margaret, Cindy Barber, Irene Harmon, Linda (L.A.) Coffman and Lecia (Jack) Trammell; and a host of nieces and nephews. Nancy was a loving wife and mother and a devoted grandmother. She loved working puzzle books and spending time with her family. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Jones Mortuary is in charge of all the arrangements of Nancy Braden.

KIRSTEN KAREN HENSLEY

Kirsten Karen Hensley, 76, Andersonville passed away at her residence Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020. She was born Aug. 1, 1943, to the late Hans and Anna Schubert in Bonn, Germany. Kirsten was a loving mother, grandmother and best friend to many. She loved listening to rock and roll music, dancing, and spending time with her loved ones, who will miss her forever. In addition to her parents, Kirsten was preceded in death by: Husband, Harold Brenton Hensley Sr.; sons, Harold Brenton Hensley Jr., and James Warren Ezell. Survived by: Children, Karen Kay Eno of West Memphis, Ark., Joan Graham of Andersonville, Lucille Bayless and husband Mike of Andersonville, Debra Ridenour of Andersonville, Tammy Lay and Tim Ladd of Andersonville, Rachel Hiyama and Leon Everett of Andersonville; granddaughter, Kristin Eno of Marion; a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, and host of other family and friends. Special thanks to the University of Tennessee Hospice, Jamie, Delana and Mary, for their wonderful support and care. The family will receive friends from 1 – 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home with funeral service to follow. Kirsten’s graveside will follow at Red Hill Cemetery. Holley Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton is in charge of all arrangements. www.holleygamble.com

SUE FOSTER

Sue Foster, 85, went home to be with the Lord Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020. She was born Sept. 18, 1934 in Clinton to the late Clyde and Ethel Rhyne Moneymaker. Sue was a member of the Faith Missionary Baptist Church in South Clinton. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. In addition to her parents, Sue was preceded in death by: Husband, Cebren Foster; and infant son, Darryl Craig Foster. Survived by: Children, Michael Foster and wife Allison, Sherry Fox and husband Wayne, Lyndon Foster and wife Angie; sister, Mary Vowell; sister-in-law, Yvonne Lay; special caregiver, Pam Miller; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and a host of other family and friends. The family will receive friends from 5 – 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton with the funeral service to follow at 7 p.m. with the Rev. Larry Tilley officiating. Sue’s interment will be held at Grandview Memorial Garden at 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020. www.holleygamble.com

CAROLYN B. COX

Carolyn B. Cox, 73, Lake City, passed away Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, at Granny’s Place with her family by her side. Carolyn was born Nov. 30, 1946, to the late Leon (Buster) Braden and Magdlene Harness Braden. Carolyn was of the Baptist faith and was a member of Fratersville Baptist Church in Fratersville, where she was a lifelong member. Carolyn enjoyed spending time with her family at family gatherings, she loved shopping, cooking, she taught Sunday school for many years, she was also a church clerk and taught Bible school. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by; Father-in-law and mother-in-law, Roy and Louise Cox; brother, Ronnie Braden and infant brother, Ernest Lee Braden, Donnie Cox; and sister-in-law, Laura and Bill Cobb. Carolyn is survived by: Husband, Roy Edward Cox Jr.; daughter, Lea Ann Cox; brother, Benny Braden and wife Loretta; sisters-in-law, Linda Cox and Connie Braden; caretakers, Betty Vermillion, Sharon Sharp and Diva Janeway; many, nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews; and many other relatives and friends. Carolyn’s family will receive her friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, with her funeral service to follow at 8 p.m. in the Chapel of Jones Mortuary in Clinton, with the Rev. Terry Sweat and Fred Long Jr. officiating. Carolyn’s graveside will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, at Foust Cemetery in Lake City. Jones Mortuary in Clinton is in charge of all the arrangements for Carolyn B. Cox. Condolences may be left at www.jonesmortuaryllc.com

LAURA EATON AYERS

Laura Eaton Blalock Ayers, 55, Harriman, passed away at her home Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020. She was a devoted wife of 25 years and blessed with two children. She loved and was loved by her family and many friends. She enjoyed reading, travel, art, crafts, “Doctor Who,” and outdoors activities. She had a great love of God and was an active member of Second Baptist Church of Clinton. Laura is survived by: Husband, James Boyd Ayers; children, Scarlett Ayers and Jackson Ayers; mother, Shirley (Lee) Parker Patterson; stepmother, Brenda Blalock; stepsister, Leigh Ann Fox; and stepbrothers, Brent (Joy) and Michael (Kathy) Patterson, and their families. She was preceded in death by: Father, Randal Blalock; and stepfather, Harrell (Pat) Patterson. The family will receive friends from 5 – 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home, Clinton. A funeral service will follow at 7 p.m. with the Rev. Mike Thompson officiating. For the burial service, family and friends will meet at the Oak Ridge Memorial Park, Bethel Valley Rd, Oak Ridge, at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 15. Condolences are welcome at www.holleygamble.com In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Second Baptist Church of Clinton, The American Cancer Society, or a charity of your choice.

WILMA JEAN FOUST

After a long battle with Alzheimer’s, God sent for Wilma Jean Foust Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020. Jean was born June 3, 1930, in Whiting, Ind., as the oldest of five children to Clarence and Clarissa Miller. Jean was married for 71 years to the love of her life and her best friend, Charles Clyde Foust. They started “sparking” at a Main Street Baptist Church training union weenie roast when Jean was only 15-years old. After meeting, Charles graduated high school and joined the Navy and Jean returned to Indiana to graduate. They were married Aug. 30, 1948, in Highland, Ind., and lived a true love story until she took her last breath. Even as her memory faded, she always loved and recognized her Charles. Much of her married life was spent at home, raising five children, and later spending her time loving her grandchildren in Tennessee and South Carolina. Over the years Jean spent some of her time outside of the home, working at Herrin’s Pharmacy, happily spending time as a buyer and running the family owned business, Pants ‘n Things, and working as a substitute in the Anderson County School System. Jean enjoyed giving of her time with the civic organization the Jaycettes, and serving in many capacities with the Order of the Eastern Star. She also took great pleasure in singing, painting, sewing, crafting, and spending years studying the family genealogy. Preceded her in death were: Parents, Clarence and Clarissa Miller; sister, Wanda Miller; brother, Kenneth Miller; daughter, Linda Gale Foust Dyer; and son, Charles Clyde Foust II. Jean is survived by: Husband, Charles Clyde (Stumpy) Foust of Lake City; sister, Dorothy Miller Chester of Carlsbad, N.M., and sister, Juanita Miller Adamson of Memphis. Jean is also survived by: Daughter, Patricia Foust Osteen (husband Bill) of Beech Island, S.C.; daughters, Constance Foust Lackey (husband Mike) of Sylva, N.C., Kathy Foust Waldrop (husband Loy) of Farragut; and daughter-in-law, Karen Foust (widow of Charles “Chuck” Foust II) of Griffin, Ga. Jean and Stumpy shared 14 grandchildren: Amanda Sharp Hill (Len), Laura Waldrop Okada (Jun), Jessica Sharp Carnathan (Doug), Leigh Dyer Long (Bruce), Jill Marie Dyer, Allison Osteen Hendrix (Andy), Casey Osteen Williams (Josh), William Foust Osteen (Natalie), Jennifer Smith Thielker (Matthew), Jenna Lackey Bauer, Leslie Nicole Smith, and Morgan Smith Lewis (Spencer). Her legacy will also continue through the lives of her 26 and counting great-grandchildren. We appreciate Margaret Moody, Ethel Walker, Linda Disney, Gina Ruiz, and Gail Harris, as well as the caregivers with Amedisys Home Health for the loving care and dedication shown while providing in home care for Jean and her family in recent months. Services will be held Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, at Main Street Baptist Church in Lake City, where Jean was a member for more than 65 years. The family will receive friends from 1:30 – 3 p.m. pm, followed by a memorial service officiated by Pastor Wayne Phillips at 3 p.m. Interment to follow in Leach Cemetery at Clear Branch Baptist with Hatmaker Funeral Home overseeing arrangements

RICHARD ANTHONY FOSCHINO

Richard Anthony Foschino, 72, passed away peacefully at his home Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020, surrounded by his family. He was born July 3, 1947, in New York City, N.Y., and moved his family to East Tennessee in 1979. He devoted his career to serving the citizens of Anderson and Campbell Counties during his long and distinguished law enforcement career. Among his many esteemed positions, Richard served as Chief of Public Safety for the City of Norris, Chief of Detectives and Chief Deputy for the Anderson County Sheriff’s Department, Chief of Detectives for the Campbell County Sheriff’s Department, and ultimately retired from the Rocky Top Police Department. Of his most notable accomplishments, he solved multiple cold-case homicides and other major crimes which he later documented in a series of novels. He often balanced his stressful law enforcement career with his artistic side through which he became an accomplished writer and oil painter. He was preceded in death by: Parents, Louie and Julie Foschino; twin sister, Marie; and his beloved wife of 21 years, Vonda. He is survived by: Daughter, Barbara Ridenour (David) of Andersonville; son, Brian Foschino (Shannon) of Gleason; their mother, Anne Foschino of Knoxville; step-son, Cameron Crowder (Ashley) of Briceville; sisters, Nancy Crumley (Muskie) of White Lake, N.Y., Kathy Foschino-Katt (Matt) of Elizabethan, Ky.; and brothers, Allen Foschino, Mountain City, and Steven Foschino, White Lake, N.Y.; grandchildren, Chelsea, Austin, Ashlee, and Mike. He also cherished his four great-grandchildren and seven nieces and nephews. The family would like to give special thanks to Chief Jim Shetterly, the City of Rocky Top, and his long-time partner David Campbell, as well as all his other Brothers in Blue. In addition, we would like to give our gratitude to his Nurse Veronica and the staff at Amedisys hospice. The family will receive friends from noon – 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Rocky Top, with a memorial service to follow at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Wayne Phillips officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society.

REV. ROBERT RHYNE JR.

The Rev. Robert Rhyne Jr., 62, Clinton, passed away Friday, Feb. 7, 2020. He was born on Jan. 18, 1958, in Harriman to Robert G. Rhyne Sr. and Barbara Lawson Rhyne. Robert was the Pastor of Lakeview Baptist Church and loved his church family. He was also an active deputy for the Anderson County Sheriff’s Department, a Chaplain of the Clinton City Police Department, member of the Clinton Alpha Lodge # 376, a veteran of the United States Air Force, and worked at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home part-time. Robert enjoyed building and flying ultralight air planes and dirt car racing. He is preceded in death by his father, Robert G. Rhyne Sr. Survived by: Wife, Debra Rhyne of Clinton; mother, Barbara Lawson Rhyne of Clinton; daughter, Heather Rhyne Lemons of Clinton; grandchildren, Kevin Hampton of Clinton, Abigail Lemons of Clinton, C.J. Lemons of Clinton; sister-in-law, Patricia Cobb of Clinton; son-in-law, Chris Lemons; special friends, Jason Stokes, Brandon Floyd, Jay Brown, Adam Warren; the Rev. Robert Poland, Charlie Harmon and Wendell Ward; all of his friends at the Anderson County Sheriff’s Department, Clinton City Police Department and Church Family; a host of nieces, nephews and friends. The family will receive friends from 5 – 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 10, 2020, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton with funeral service to follow with Jason Stokes, Kevin Hampton and the Rev. Robert Poland officiating. Family and friends will meet at the funeral home at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, and go in funeral procession to the Woodhaven Memorial Gardens for an 11 a.m. interment. Last Call will be provided by Anderson County Sheriff Department. www.holleygamble.com