Obituaries

MONA F. EPPSTEIN

Mona F. Eppstein, 86, Norris, peacefully passed Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019, after a very short and well cared for stay in Norris Health & Rehabilitation Center. Mona was born Oct. 26, 1932, at the Woman’s Hospital in Detroit, Mich., to parents Albert and Rose Rosenberg. She was married in 1955 to Julius Eppstein at the B’nai Jacob Synagogue in Toledo, Ohio. After the loss of her husband and years of living up north in Ohio, Mona moved south to Norris, where she resided at Norris Garden Apartments. Mona is survived by many LOVING family members: Brother, Lou “Butch” Rosenberg and wife Peggy reside in Toledo, Ohio, and two sons Chris and Marcus. Mona’s Children, Cathy Terry resides in Omaha, Neb., Renee’ Sharp and husband John reside in Andersonville, David Eppstein and wife Beata reside in Walled Lake, Mich. Grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Alexa Christiansen and husband Chad, Ryan Sharp and wife Lara Beth, Jill Hubbard and husband Justin, Caleb, Jacob, Aiden and Ethan Eppstein, Jaxon, Brynlee, Jessa, Jorja and Sam. Much love to the many nephews and nieces and dear cousins. A special THANK YOU to the many AMAZING caregivers who spent countless hours and loving care to Mona over the last year of her life from people w/ CHOICES, UT, TENNOVA HOSPICE and SENIORS HELPING SENIORS and to the many dear friends of the family. A Very Special Thank You to Patti Virnelson and the love and care you provided. Mona has requested no services. Keeping with Mona’s Giving Spirit, she has asked for any monetary donations be made to Restore Life, as she has donated her organs for research. Please make checks payable to The Hospice Promise Foundation with her name “Mona Eppstein” listed on the comment section of your check and mail to Tennova Hospice, 1512 Coleman Rd., Suite 302, Knoxville, TN 37909.

BARBARA JUNE MELTON HENDERSON

Barbara June Melton Henderson passed away Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge. June was of the Methodist faith and her favorite bird was the blue bird and favorite flower the Forget-Me-Not. She worked at Git’n Go Market #4 as a deli manager for more than 20 years. June was preceeded in death by: Parents, Zee and Reba Mitchell Melton. June is survived by: Brothers, Clifton (Judy) Melton of Clinton, Clayton (Pam) Foust; and sisters, Sue Melton and Faye Melton McCoy all of Andersonville. June’s family and friends gathered at 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6, 2019, in Norris Memorial Gardens in Norris for her graveside service with Brother Robert Jones officiating. Jones Mortuary in Clinton was in charge of all arrangements. Condolences can be left for the family at www.jonesmortuaryllc.com

LEROY JOBE

Leroy Jobe, 78, Lake City, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019, at Summit View of Rocky Top. He was born April 28, 1941, in Campbell County to the late Raymond and Dorothy Brown Jobe. Leroy loved cars was a loving father and husband, loved his kids and grandchildren. He also loved fishing, painting cars, hunting and working in his yard. Leroy was preceded in death by: Parents; son, Roy Jr.; grandson, Skyler; and son-In-law, Keith O'Connor. He is survived by: Wife, Mary Ruth Jobe; daughters, Jennifer Marie Jobe (Poodle) and Charles, Brenda Gail Brown (Poss) and James, Mary Jane O'Connnor (Puss); brothers, Curtis Jobe, Lawrence Jobe, Raymond Jobe; sister, Mary Lee and Hubert Marlow; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren; several other Nieces and Nephews and a host of other relatives and friends. Per Leroy's request he was cremated and a memorial service will be held at a later date.

MARY EMILY SHARP

Mary Emily Sharp, 91, Mossy Grove, went home to be with her Lord Sunday, July 14, 2019, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge, as she was surrounded be her loving family. She was a resident of Life Care Center of Morgan County. Mary loved singing and testifying about what the Lord had done for her. She was a devoted Christian of the Apostolic faith. She was happiest when she was surrounded by her children and grandchildren. She was a friend to all who knew her. Mary was preceded in death by: Husband, Dea O. Sharp; sister, Lula Mae Kennedy; brother, Delford Marlow; daughter-in-law, Shirley Sharp; sons-in-law, Don Wilson, and Allen Duncan; grandson, Ray Golden; and her father and stepmother, Starl and Martha Marlow. She is survived by: Sister, Susie Daugherty (Alvin) of Clinton; sons, Dea Junior Sharp of Cleveland, David Sharp (Kathy) of Mossy Grove, Estill Sharp (Janet) of Clinton, Timmy Sharp (Carolyn) of Oakdale, Stevie Sharp (Tammy) of Sunbright, and Clyde Sharp (Barbara) of Sunbright; daughters, Clara Belle Golden (Donald Ray) of Lake City, Rosa Lee Wilson of Briceville, Bonnie Carroll (Edd) of Wartburg, Mary Cox (Robert) of Oakdale, and Ruby Hedden (Mark) of Benton; and four generations of 100-plus grandchildren that she loved dearly. The family will receive friends from noon – 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 16, 2019, in the chapel of Jones Mortuary in Clinton with funeral service to follow at 2 p.m. with Dr. Virgil Gibson officiating. Graveside services will be held following the funeral at Circle Cemetery in Briceville. Jones Mortuary in Clinton is in charge of all arrangements. Condolences may be made to the family at www.jonesmortuaryllc.com

FRED JONES JR.

Fred Jones Jr., 82, Clinton, passed away Saturday, July 13, 2019, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge. Fred was of the Baptist faith, and he served in the Vietnam War, loved inventing new things, and fishing. Fred was preceded in death by: Parents, Fred Curtis and Ola Mae (Wilshire) Jones; and one son, Timothy Clayton Jones. He is survived by: Wife, Mary Ruth (Hill) Jones; sons, Clifford Jones and Cory Shane Jones; daughter, Rose Marvell Phillips and husband Larry; grandchildren, Clifford Jones, Erin Montgomery and husband Justin, Megan Jones, Danielle Stewart and husband Bud, and Larry Daniel and wife Jessica; great-grandchildren, Zachary, Austin, Cody, Natalie, Isabella and Sophie all of Clinton. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 18, 2019, at Anderson Memorial Park in Clinton. Condolences may be left to the family at www.jonesmortuaryllc.com Jones Mortuary is in charge of all the arrangements for Fred Jones Jr.

CAROLYN (HOME) TISON

Loving, selfless, sweet, thoughtful, beautiful, genuine and kind. These are just a few words that describe our Mom. Carolyn (Horne) Tison, 71, wife, mother, sister, Nana, and friend left this world to be with Jesus, her Savior and Lord July 10, 2019, at home in the presence of her family. Carolyn loved Jesus, her family and others. She always carried a song of praise in her heart and shared those songs as she moved through life. She was a dedicated and humble servant in various church communities including: Temple Baptist Church and Stillwaters Baptist Church. Born on Aug. 19, 1947, Carolyn was the oldest daughter of the late Carroll and Margaret “Peggy” Horne of Cloverdale, Va. Despite a prolonged battle with kidney disease, Carolyn was strong in the Lord and was ready to be called home. She was preceded in death by: Husband, Thomas Tison of 51 years; and is survived by: Son, Tom Tison and wife Christy of Knoxville; son, Matthew Tison and wife Tenaya of Knapp of Wisconsin; daughter, Catherine Wilkins and husband Mike of Landenberg, Penn.; and daughter, Sarah Tison of Heiskell: three siblings, Jim Horne and his wife Joy of Chesapeake, Va.; Patty Dogan and husband James of Cloverdale, Va.; and Linda Harris and husband Charlie of Aiken, S.C.;sSeven grandchildren, Emalie Tison, Grey Tison, Thomas-Allan Tison, Cole Wilkins, Jonathan Tison, Dylan Wilkins, and Shelton Tison. Carolyn will be remembered for her sweet spirit; her artistic ability which she taught and shared with others; decades of faithfully teaching Sunday school classes; and her caring selfless service to Jesus, her family, and those around her. It is with great joy she stands before the Lord today and is reunited with her husband Tom and other loved ones, hearing from her Savior, “Well done thou good and faithful servant...enter thou into the joy of thy Lord”. (Mt. 25:21) We are incredibly thankful to God for every moment we had with her and look forward to seeing her again. “Rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say rejoice!” (Philippians 4:4) Joining Carolyn’s family and friends on Sunday, July 14 2019, at Holley Gamble Funeral Home for visitation from 3 - 5 p.m. with a celebration of life service following. The family held a private graveside on Monday, July 15, 2019, at East Tennessee Veterans Cemetery. In lieu of flowers or memorials, please support “Our Daily Bread” devotionals at: odb.org which Carolyn supported and loved to give to others to share the hope she had in Jesus. Holley Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton is in charge of all arrangements. www.holleygamble.com

MARK STEVEN GREEN

Mark Steven Green, 58, Knoxville, passed away Sunday, July 7, 2019, at Parkwest Medical Center in Knoxville. Mark enjoyed sports, collecting baseball and football cards, he had a great sense of humor and loved to make a deal. Mark was preceded in death by his parents, Charles W. and Dorothy Selvidge Green. He is survived by: Daughter, Amber Presnell and fiancé Tim Daniel of Sevierville; grandchildren, Korbin, Baylyn, and M.J.; sister, Tina and husband Glen Burress of Knoxville; niece, Ashley Osborn of Knoxville; and many other relatives and friends. Services will be held at a later date. Condolences can be sent to the family at www.jonesmortuaryllc.com Jones Mortuary in Clinton is in charge of all the arrangements.

BOBBY BICE

Bobby Bice, 82, Clinton, passed away Saturday, July 6, 2019, at his residence. He was born in Copperhill on April 10, 1937, to the late Carl Russell Bice Sr. and Georgia Mae Whitlow. Bobby was a member of Farmer’s Grove Baptist Church. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed fishing, houseboating, gardening, and being on the lake. Bobby loved traveling and spending time with family. In addition to his parents, Bobby was preceeded in death by: Step-mother, Rachael Mitchell Bice; brother, Carl R. Bice Jr.; sister, Annette Galloway; sisters-in-law, Marjorie Bice, Gladys Bice, and Norma Bice; brother-in-law, Wade Galloway; special friends, Jack and Jane Marquiss Survived by: Son, John Bice and fiancé Cindy; siblings, Bernice Loy and husband Cleveland, Paul Bice, Gene Bice, Jannette Byrd and husband Don, Sam Bice and wife Brenda; grandchildren, Ashley and Christopher Bice; special friend, Christine Marquiss; several nieces and nephews and a host of other family and friends. The family will receive friends from 5 – 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 10, 2019, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton, with the funeral service to follow at 7 p.m. Family and friends will meet at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 11, 2019, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton and go in funeral procession to the Woodhaven Memorial Gardens for an 11 a.m. interment. www.holleygamble.com