Obituaries

ROY LEE HARMON

Roy Lee Harmon, 76, Lake City, passed away Monday Jan. 13, 2020, with his family by his side. He was born June 6, 1943, to the late Sam and Bessie Isabell Harmon. Roy was a great family man, loving father and grandfather. He was a great friend to many. Roy was a member of the Tennessee Hollow Baptist Church where he served as a deacon. He loved the Lord and served him diligently. Roy also loved to fish and spend time with his family. He was preceded in death by his parents and wife of 45 years, Jewel Harmon. Roy is survived by: Daughter, Tammy Massengill and Roger of Lake City; sons, the Rev. Troy Harmon and Penny of Caryville, Roy Harmon and friend Lisa of Lake City; the Rev. Scott Harmon and Kim of Andersonville; also many grandchildren that he cherished, Christopher Harmon, Alex Harmon and wife Tiffany, Chase Harmon and wife Madison, Zachary Harmon, Carter Harmon, Megan Harmon, Courtney Harmon, Chelsey Moore & husband Lance, Julia Lowe and Madison Harmon; and great-grandchildren, Trysten Harmon, Whitney Birchfield, Austin Elliott, Emory Birchfield, Weston Harmon and D. Harmon. Visitation is from 5 – 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, in the Hatmaker Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral service is at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, in the Hatmaker Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Larry Burchfield and the Rev. Dennis Galloway officiating. Family and friends will meet at 10:15 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, at Hatmaker Funeral Home to go in funeral procession to the Island Ford Cemetery in Lake City for an 11 a.m. interment. You may also view Roy’s guestbook online at www.hatmakerfuneralhome.com Hatmaker Funeral Home, Lake City, is in charge of arrangements.

EDWIN TERRY STEIL SR.

Edwin Terry Steil Sr., 84, went home to be with the Lord Monday, Jan. 13, 2020. He was born Jan. 5, 1936, in Chattanooga, to late Albert Terry and Ilya Eileen Smith Steil. The family will receive friends from 5 – 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton. On Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, family and friends will travel to First Calvary Baptist Church in Chattanooga for a visitation from 10 a.m. - noon with the funeral service to follow at noon with the Rev. Howard Huling, the Rev. John Weaver and the Rev. Jim Evans officiating. Terry will be laid to rest at the Chattanooga National Cemetery at 2 Thursday, Jan. 16, 20020 with full military honors. www.holleygamble.com

WILMA JOYCE DEW

Wilma Joyce Dew, 81, Clinton, passed away Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, at her residence. She was born March 22, 1938, to the late Omer and Lillie Murray Hatmaker in Briceville. She was a longtime member of South Clinton Baptist Church, where she enjoyed singing in the choir. She loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Wilma’s hobbies included camping, University of Tennessee sports, shopping at flea markets, and going to the beach. She was also a collector of birdhouses and many other collector’s items and will be dearly missed by all who knew her. In addition to her parents and in-laws, she was preceded in death by one sister. She is survived by: Husband of 63 years, Joe Dew; children, Teresa Hillon and husband Frank, Ranita Dew-Ayers and husband Arnold, and Joseph A. Dew and wife Lori; grandchildren, Heatherlee, Whitney, Amberlee, Whitley and husband Andrew, Haley, and Hannah; great-grandchildren, J.T., Amiya, Kelsie, John-Parker, Makynlee and Caden; two sisters, several nieces and nephews, many special friends, church family and extended family. Special thanks to UT hospice for their compassionate care. The family will receive friends from 5 – 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2019, at South Clinton Baptist Church, with the funeral service to follow at 7 p.m. with the Rev. Roger Pugh officiating. Family and friends will meet at the Woodhaven Memorial Gardens at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, for graveside services. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Food Pantry at South Clinton Baptist Church, 1000 Clinch, Ave., Clinton, TN 37716.

GARY WAYNE GIBSON

Gary Wayne Gibson, 64, Clinton, passed away at his home Jan. 7, 2020. He was born in Knoxville to the late Junior Gibson and Hazel Gibson. Gary graduated from Clinton High School in 1973. After serving in the U.S. Army, he was a heavy equipment operator. He enjoyed traveling and flying planes. He was survived by: His only daughter, Jessica Bratton and Daniel; grandchildren, Eli and Grace Bratton of Heiskell; sister, Brenda Fritz and Jack of Clinton; nephew, Ty Fritz of Powell; and his beloved dog, Honey. Receiving of family and friends will be from 3 – 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, at Holley Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton, with service to follow at 7 p.m. with the Rev. Robbie Leach officiating. www.holleygamble.com

SUE SAWYER

Sue Sawyer, 83, Clinton, passed away Monday, Jan. 6, 2020, at Meadowview Assisted Living with her family and caregivers by her side. Sue was born Feb. 4, 1936, in Anderson County to the late Bill and Jennie Crawford. She was raised by her loving grandmother, Bertha Worthington, due to her parents passing away while she was a young child. She was a member of Bethel Baptist Church and truly enjoyed cooking and serving meals for special occasions at the church. Throughout her life she loved quilting, cooking, and baking. Sue retired from the Anderson County School Systems as a cafeteria manager after approximately 38 years of service. In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by her loving husband of 61 years, Ralph Sawyer; and brother, Bobby Crawford. She is survived by: Children, Randy Sawyer and wife Geneva of Clinton, Pam Madden of Jefferson City; grandchildren, David Madden and wife Jamie of Albany, Calif., and Jonathan Madden and wife Rachael of Sharonville, Ohio; several nieces and nephews. A special thanks to Tennova Hospice, Meadowview Senior Living, and her loving caregivers, Pat, Gail, Katherine, Henrietta, and Norma for the loving care given to Sue. The family received friends from 5 – 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020, at Bethel Baptist Church. Her funeral service followed with her grandsons, David Madden and the Rev. Jonathan Madden officiating. Her graveside was held at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 10, 2020, at Norris Memorial Garden. Holley Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton was in charge of all arrangements. www.holleygamble.com

CINDY DIANE VAUGHN GOODMAN

Cindy Diane Vaughn Goodman, 52, Rocky Top, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2019, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge. She was the daughter of the late Ned Sheriel Vaughn and Carolyn Elaine Byers Vaughn. Cindy loved to spend time with her kids and grandkids. She enjoyed going to the lake, fishing, cooking and listening to music. She was of the Baptist faith. Along with her parents she was preceded in death by her brother, Kenneth Vaughn. Cindy is survived by: Husband, Tommy Ray Goodman; sons, Thomas Adam Ray Goodman (Brittany Byrd) of Rocky Top, Nicholas Aaron Tray Goodman (Brianna Tramyne Smith) of Rocky Top; daughters, Kathrine (Nikki) Tanicka Vaughn of Hiram, Ga., Kathrine (Kadie) Danielle Mills (Patrick Lee) Of Sevierville; son-in-law, Eddie Mills of London, Ky.; brother, Chipper Vaughn of Georgia; sisters, Karen Vaughn Gayton and (Tony Graton) of Dallas, Ga., and Melissa Reeves of Clinton; nine grandchildren, Kiley, Shamya, Jaden, Jacob, Destinee, Joseff, Jescey, Brylee and Brooklynn; and a host of other relatives and friends. Cynthia’s family will receive her friends from 5 – 6 p.m.with her memorial service to follow in the chapel of Jones Mortuary Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019. Jones Mortuary in Clinton is charge of all arrangements. Condolences can be made to the family at www.jonesmortuaryllc.com

NELL NABORS CHARLES

Nell Nabors Charles passed away Dec. 19, 2019, at Canterfield Assisted Living in Oak Ridge. She was born Nell Nabors on Dec. 12, 1924 in Mansfield, La., to John Bachman and Camille Taylor Nabors, and recently reached her 95th birthday. Nell attended Louisiana Tech University and upon graduation in the spring of 1945 traveled by train to Oak Ridge to work during the Manhattan Project as a lab technician in the Y-12 plant. There she met her husband, James Wiley Charles Jr., and married June 9, 1948. She took a reduction in force in 1952 to begin raising two sons as the family relocated to Clinton, living most of their lives on Eagle Bend Road. Nell attended Memorial United Methodist Church in Clinton. An avid bridge player, Nell received Life Master Achievement. Nell was preceded in death by: Husband of 57 years; sisters, Marie Lee Nabors, Lulie Taylor Nabors Brunk, Camille Nabors; brother, John Bachman Nabors Jr. She is survived by: Sons and daughters-in-law James (Jim) Wiley Charles III and wife Melissa Parks Charles, and John David Charles and Gabrina Charles: grandchildren, James (Jamie) W. Charles IV and Lauren Marie Charles; and a host of nieces and nephews. The family is grateful to Kathy McCameron and staff at Canterfield Assisted Living for providing care and comfort during the last five years of Nell's life. The family will receive friends from 1 – 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019, fwith funeral service at 3 p.m. at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home. Interment will follow funeral service at Woodhaven Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the Salvation Army, 409 N. Broadway, Knoxville, TN. 37917. Holley Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton is in charge of all arrangements. www.holleygamble.com

CHARLES WILLIAMS

Charles Williams, 79, Clinton, passed away Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019, at his residence. He was born July 5, 1940, to the late Paul and Myrtle Reed Williams in Clinton. He was a woodworker who also enjoyed fishing and working on trucks. Charles was a member of Island Home Baptist Church. He loved his family and will be dearly missed by all who knew him. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by: Wife, Wilma Jean Williams; brother, J.C. Williams; sister, Mary Ann Sims; and daughter, Imogene Williams. Survived by: Wife, Barbara Williams; children, Darrell Williams, Jodie Dean; grandchildren, Junior Williams, Rhonda Williams, Charles Tyler Goodwin, Kayla Goodwin, Casey Dean, Sam Dean; great-grandchildren, Dakota, Jeremiah, Hunter, Levi, Sadie, Sawyer, Evelyn; and a host of other family and friends. The family will receive friends from 5 – 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home, with the funeral service to follow at 7 p.m. with the the Rev. James Hammock officiating. Graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019, at Hillvale Baptist Church Cemetery. www.holleygamble.com