Timothy "Tim" Lynn Robbins, 58, Lake City, went to be with the Lord Friday, March 26, 2021, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge. Tim was born in LaFollette to late James E. "Bill" and Dorothy Mae Johnson Robbins on May 13, 1962. Tim worked for Carlisle Tire for many years. He also served as a volunteer firefighter for 24 years. Tim was a member of Temple of Christ Baptist Church in Lake City. He loved working on tractors, gardening, deer hunting, his puppies, and spending time with his family. His family was his world. In addition to his parents, Tim was preceded in death by: Sister, Teresa Robbins Wolford; sister-in-law, Linda Robbins; and brother-in-law, Thurman "Dusty" Carroll. Survivors: Son, Jeffrey and Devainne Robbins of Clinton; daughter, Danielle Ridenour and Jonathan of Lake City; children he raised as his own, Aaron and Jancie Adkins of Caryville, Austin Adkins of Lake City, Gatlin McCoy of Andersonville; brother, Mikey Robbins of Lake City; sister, Betty Carroll of Lake City; grandchildren, Kendra Ridenour and Tatium Ridenour, Kaden Robbins and Bristol Robbins; best friend, J.R. Bridges. Visitation was from 2 – 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 30, 2021, at Hatmaker Funeral Home in Lake City. Funeral service was at 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 30, 2021, in the Hatmaker Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Chris Jobe officiating. A graveside service followed the funeral service Tuesday, March 30, 2021, at Oak Grove Cemetery in Lake City.


Delores K. Tillman, 82, Oak Ridge, passed away Jan. 5, 2021, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge after a brief battle with COVID-19. She was born Sept. 1, 1938, in Middlesboro, Ky. She lived in Louisville, Ky., for many years before moving to the Clinton and Oak Ridge Area. Delores will be sadly missed by all. She will be especially remembered for the way she gave so selflessly for her family. Delores was preceded in death by: Husband, Robert Tillman Sr.; sons, David, Robert Jr., Vincent, and Albert Tillman III; brothers, Lewis Marcum of Middleboro, Ky., and Roy Marcum of Clinton; and great-granddaughter, Julia Laverdure of Knoxville. Survivors include: Daughter, Margaret Estes and husband James of Oak Ridge; grandson, Thomas Estes and wife April of Oak Ridge; granddaughter, Meaghan Laverdure and husband Ricky of Knoxville; great-grandchildren, Zoey, Luca, Lilah, and Darla; brothers, Joe Marcum, Mike Marcum and wife Shirley, Bobby Marcum and wife Helen, Richard Marcum; sisters, Sue Teaque, Kaye Marcum; sisters-in-law, Bobbie Marcum of Clinton, and Agnes Marcum of Middlesboro, Ky.; and many nieces and nephews. There will be a Funeral Mass at 11:30 a.m. July 17, 2021, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 327 Vermont Ave., Oak Ridge, followed by graveside service at 1 p.m. at Oak Ridge Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to The Pat Summitt Foundation, 520 W. Summit Hill Drive, Suite 1101, Knoxville, TN 37902. Weatherford Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. An online guestbook is available at


Maxine Ruth Lowe, 89, Clinton, travelled to her Heavenly home Tuesday, May 11, 2021. Maxine will be remembered as a kind, gentle, and generous person. Her family describes her as a loyal and faithful woman. She was known for cooking for families and friends during times of grievances; she was always willing to help. Maxine was a lover of the Lord and of flowers. She was a housewife who raised seven children and also cleaned a local church for several years before her passing. She felt like that was a way for her to give back to her community, and most importantly, to serve the Lord. She will be deeply missed by her family. She was preceded in death by: Parents, Frederick Giles and Alberta Steele; husband, Garrett Lowe; brothers, Jack, Frank, Wayne, Joseph, Doug, and Troy Giles; sisters, Betty Wilcox, Lucille Jones, and Patricia Parrott. She is survived by: Son, Gary Lowe of Clinton; daughters, Annette Steakley of Clinton, Judy Brown (Randy) of Rutledge, Sheba Tipton (Bob) of Knoxville, Jan Ooten (Carl) of Clinton, Diane Parks (James) of Lake City, and Sonya Hatfield (Jody) of Jacksboro; brothers, Charles and Sam Giles; grandchildren, Kimberly, Michael, Tracy, Gary Lee, Chanel, Donnie, Michael, Victoria, Nickie, Justin, Brittnee, and Matthew; along with 20 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. Receiving of friends was held in the Chapel of Jones Mortuary from 11 a.m. – noon Thursday, May 13, 2021, with a funeral service following. The Rev. Jason Goins officiated. Interment was held at Anderson Memorial Gardens shortly after the funeral service Thursday, May 13, 2021. Jones Mortuary in Clinton is in charge of arrangements.


Lana Overton Russell, 76, Clinton, passed away Thursday, May 13, 2021, at her residence surrounded by her family. Lana was born Jan. 6, 1945, in Anderson County to the late Paul and Ella Overton. Lana enjoyed her years of retirement and enjoyed spending time at Mother’s Day Out at Second Baptist Church, crocheting, sewing, quilting, painting, but most of all spending time and finding new adventures with her family. She is survived by: Husband, Odell Russell; daughters, Mechelle Ramsey and husband Mike of Oak Ridge, Christy Cunningham and husband Lance of Knoxville, Stephanie Fagan of Clinton, and Brandi Irwin and husband Scott of Clinton; grandchildren, Cori Williams and husband Jared, Taylor Ramsey, Christopher Sharpe, Gwyneth Fagan, Olivia Irwin and Savannah Irwin; great-grandchildren, Jonah Williams and Michael Williams; sister, Barbara Davis and husband Frank of Clinton; brother, Tim Overton of Clinton; several nieces and nephews The family received friends from 5 – 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 18, 2021, with a celebration of life service following. Holley Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton was in charge of all arrangements.


Sonja “Jane” Dake, 76. Heiskell, passed away at her home May 13, 2021. She was a member of Heiskell United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by: Husband Bill Dake; parents, Robert E Viles and Grace Viles Astalos. She is survived by: Daughter, Lisa Dake,of Heiskell; son, William Dake and wife Melanie; and grandson, Brandon Dake of Lake City; brother, Gary Viles of Memphis Friends and family gathered for a graveside service at 2 p.m. Sunday May 16, 2021, at Piney Grove Baptist Church in Heiskell. Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton is in charge of all arrangements.


Sam H. Jones, 64, Clinton, passed away suddenly Thursday, May 13, 2021. He was born in Rielasingen, Germany, Oct. 30, 1956. Sam was a graduate of Clinton Senior High and Jacksboro Vocational School. He ran his own landscaping and tree removal business for more than 35 years where he developed friendships with many of his clients. He attended the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Clinton. Sam had a great love of history and enjoyed learning throughout his life. Watching sports on tv was one of his favorite things to do, especially tennis and golf. He was a person who loved nature's beauty and all animals especially his two cats. Sam loved fishing and long rides scouting out the next best fishing spot. Sam was preceded in death by: Parents, Clyde and Adelheid Jones; and brother, Michael. He is survived by: Sisters, Susann Jones, Rose and Mike Hutson, Tammy Jones and Douglas Stewart, Judy Jones-Gillett; and brother, Steven Jones; aunts, Elizabeth Jones and Martha Hopper who he considered his other sisters. Sam was a wonderful son and brother. He was our gentle but fierce protector always ready to lend A helping hand. We will cherish his memories until we have the blessing of seeing him again. Rest dear brother and be at peace. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 20, 2021, at Oliver Springs Cemetery with Mike Heath, Minister at Clinton Kingdom Hall, presiding.

Charles Kenneth Shoopman Jr.

Charles Kenneth Shoopman Jr., 51, passed away unexpectedly at his home Thursday May 13, 2021, in Clinton. Charles loved fishing, he loved his son, his mother and his aunt Sandra. He did his best to enjoy every day of his life. He was preceded in death by his father, Charles Kenneth Shoopman Sr. He is survived by: Mother, Brenda Shoopman of Clinton; son, Benji Shoopman of Clinton; special friends, whom he loved like sons, Dewayne Anderson and Derik Mills of Clinton; lifelong friend, Marlena Mallett of Oliver Springs; uncle, Wimp and Kathy of Clinton; special friend, whom he loved like an uncle, Clarence Tinker; along with several cousins. Receiving of friends was held in the Chapel of Jones Mortuary from noon – 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 18, 2021, with a funeral service following. Interment was held at Orchard View Baptist Church Cemetery, following the funeral service Tuesday, May 18, 2021. Jones Mortuary in Clinton is in charge of arrangements.


Melinda Moffitt, 41, Harriman, passed away suddenly at her home May 12, 2021. She was of the Baptist faith. Melinda liked going to flea markets. She loved being an Aunt and Grandmaw. Melinda was preceded in death by her parents, Marlin and Jewell Whitaker of Knoxville. She is survived by: Husband, Ronnie Moffitt; stepdaughter, Natacha Moffitt; sister, Carrie Cardwell; aunts, Teresa Huff, Rose Marley; grandmother, Rosie Clowers; special cousins, Valerie Clowers and Caleb Hickman; special nieces, Corinna Caldwell, Brianna Sky Charcon. She also leaves behind nine grandkids and several nieces and nephews. No services have been scheduled at this time. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Jones Mortuary. Jones Mortuary is in charge of all arrangements.