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Opal Mae Gill, 86, Heiskell, passed away Sunday, Aug. 28, 2022. She was born in Anderson County to Willie and Cora Smith and was raised in the Dutch Valley Community in Clinton. She attended Clinton High School and later retired as the Supervisor of School Nutrition for Anderson County Schools. She was a loving mother and grandmother and will be greatly missed. She is survived by: Companion of 21 years, Steve Baxter; son, Don (Pat) Gill; and daughter, Sonya Graham; as well as grandson, Brandon (Megan) Gill; granddaughter, Mandy (Robby) Marrs; grandson, Jimmy (Kristi) Graham; grandson, Charlie (Mary Ellen) Graham; granddaughter, Jenny (Jeff) Pemberton; grandson, David Gregory; and six great-grandchildren. She was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church. Family and friends will meet at 12:30 p.m. for a 1 p.m. graveside service Thursday, Sept. 1, 2022, at Lynnhurst Cemetery, 2300 Adair Drive, Knoxville. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, 510 Old Dutch Valley Road, Clinton, TN 37716. Holley Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton is in charge of all arrangements.