Obituaries

HENRY ‘ALAN’ McLAURINE

Henry “Alan” McLaurine, 71, Clinton, passed away Wednesday, June 14, 2017, at his residence. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather, who loved spending time with his grandkids and family, TVA retired buddies and his Lake City High School classmates. He was on the school board at one time and volunteered with the Medford Fire Department. He was a retired TVA Assistant Unit Operation Specialist and a veteran of the US Marine Corp. Preceded in death by: Parents, Richard and Mattie McLaurine; daughter, Melissa McLaurine; brother, Robert McLaurine; sister and brother-in-law, Nadine and Andy Regan. He is survived by: Wife, Nancy Rasnake-McLaurine; daughters, Christy Couch and husband Tim of Arkansas, Amanda Elmore and husband Burt of North Carolina, Melinda Guy and husband Mike of Clinton; son, Justin Williams of Clinton; grandchildren, Jason, Justin, Alex, Katlyn, Skylar, Ethan, Naaman, Ella Grace, Tannar, Taylor, and Lily Marie; sister-in-law, Lois McLaurine; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. The family received friends from 10 – 11:15 a.m. Saturday, June 17, 2017, in the chapel of Holley-Gamble Funeral Home with service following at 11:15 a.m. Interment followed in Oak Grove Cemetery. Holley-Gamble Funeral Home was honored to serve the family of Henry A. McLaurine. www.holley-gamble.com

WILMA VILES

Wilma Viles, 80, Clinton, passed away Sunday, June 18, 2017, at the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville. Wilma was of the Baptist faith and raised five boys. She enjoyed listening to Glen Miller and other big band music. Wilma was preceded in death by: Parents, Elmer and Sylvia Smith; ex-husband, James Mack Viles; sons, Larry and Mark Viles; brother, Jimmy Smith; and sister, Shirley Smith. Wilma is survived by: Sons, Ricky Viles of Clinton, Tim Viles and his wife Dana of Caryville, and Neal Viles of Clinton; sisters, Georgie Simons and Joyce Bullock; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Wilma’s family will gather for a graveside service at noon Saturday, July 1, 2017, at Woodhaven Memorial Garden in Claxton. Jones Mortuary in Clinton is in charge of all arrangements. Condolences may be made to the family at www.jonesmortuaryllc.com

RICHARD CURTIS LINDSAY

Richard Curtis Lindsay, 55, Caryville, passed away Wednesday, June 14, 2017, at his residence. He was born in Clinton April 18, 1962. Richard was a member of the Mastin Lake Church of the Nazarene in Huntsville, Ala., Richard was a news director at WAFF Channel 48 in Huntsville, Ala., for many years. Richard was preceded in death by his brother, Edward Ray. Survivors: Parents, Curtis and Earnestine Lindsay of Caryville; daughter, Tiffany Wills of Florida; son, Zachary Lindsay of Huntsville, Ala.; brothers, Jeffrey Lindsay of Clarksville, Michael Joseph Lindsay of Huntsville, Ala., James Gregory Lindsay and Rosie of Decatur, Ala.; sisters, Debra Metcalf and Mylon of Union Grove, Ala., Kathryn McKinney of Huntsville, Ala.; grandchild, River Ellis Dodd; and many other family members and special friends. Visitation was held from 2 – 3 p.m. Saturday, June 17, 2017, at Hatmaker Funeral Home in Lake City. Funeral service was at 3 p.m. Saturday, June 17, 2017, in the Hatmaker Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Ron Williams and Brother Mylon Metcalf officiating. Richard’s wishes were to be cremated. A memorial service will be held at a later date in Huntsville, Ala. You may also view Richard’s guestbook online at www.hatmakerfuneralhome.com

SAMUEL PAUL ‘HOBBIT’ OTT

Samuel Paul “Hobbit” Ott, age 59, has finally found peace on this earth. He was a very proud graduate of Porter High School, class of 1976, member of the football and baseball team, attended the University of Tennessee Knoxville, and was a fanatical follower of the Chicago Cubs. Paul was preceded in death by: Father, Sam Ott; and infant daughter, Tiffany Hope Ott. He is survived by: Mother, Pat McMahan of Powell; best friend and son, David Ott and his wife Emily of Norris; granddaughter, whom he dearly loved, Adaira Ott of Clinton; brothers, James Ott and his wife Louvada, of Rockford, and Lester Ott of Knoxville; sister, Amy McMahan of Lenoir City; nieces, Kayla Ott and Alyssa McMahan; nephews, Matthew Ott, Elijah Fox, and Aarron Jennings; first wife, whom he never forgot and still cared for, Rose Ferguson Seivers of Clinton; and his one true friend, Julie Sharp of Atlanta, Ga. Please remember Paul’s infectious laugh, his humor, and true love for life and those around him. As Paul always said, “Let the good times roll!” Receiving of friends and family will be held at Karns Community Center, 6616 Beaver Ridge Road, from 6 – 8 p.m. Thursday, June 22, 2017. In lieu of flowers, just go have a good time somewhere. Condolences may be made to the family at www.jonesmortuaryllc.com

BONNIE ELIZABETH WILSON

Bonnie Elizabeth Wilson, 86, Caryville, passed away Wednesday, June 14, 2017, at Lafollette Medical Center. Bonnie was born on June 29, 1930, in Vasper to the late George Alexander and Lillie Mae Rains Caughorn. She was of the Baptist Faith. In addition to her parents, Bonnie was preceded in death by: Husband, Ned Wilson; daughters, Ramona Jean Wilson and Marguette Joann Wilson Ward; brothers, Claude Caughorn and Glen Edward Caughorn; and sisters, Betty Monholland and Mary Sanders. Survivors: Son, Curtis Wilson and wife Shirley of Vasper; son in-law, Tommy Ward of Lake City; grandchildren, Elizabeth, Ricky, and Sean; and many great-grandchildren, other family members and special friends. A graveside service was held at 10 a.m. Friday, June 16, 2017, at New Vasper Cemetery in Caryville.

JOHN ARLIS STEPHENS

John Arlis Stephens, 53, Clinton, went home to be with the Lord Friday afternoon June 16, 2017. He was preceded in death by: Parents, Arlis Marion and Helen Nadine Heatherly Stephens. He is survived by: Brother, Joseph Stephens; special cousins, Sue Ellen Nidiffer, Emily Russell, Kathy Jeffers Smith; aunts, Maxine Stephens Jeffers, Sue Heatherly Miller, Bobbie Heatherly Kirkpatrick; uncle, Evan Heatherly (and wife Oma); as well as a host of extended family. Visitation will be held from 5 - 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 21, 2017, at Holly Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton. The family will meet at 4:30 p.m. Thursday June 22. 2017, at Holley Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton to form a procession to Baker’s Forge Memorial Cemetery, near LaFollette, for a 6 p.m. interment service. John was born at Oak Ridge Hospital Aug. 7, 1963. He attended Cedar Hill Elementary school Glenwood Elementary School, Shinliver Elementary School, and Clinton Junior High School. He graduated from Clinton Senior High School in 1979. He was a member of the Youth Conservation Corps, stationed at Norris Dam State Park the summer of 1979. Later he worked as a security guard. John enjoyed visiting Dollywood and keeping up with his old classmates on Facebook. Special thanks to Jamey and Sherrie Oran, who helped care for John, and all who prayed and ministered to him in his illness.

EDWIN ‘BOB’ GARRETT JR.

Edwin “Bob” Garrett Jr., 70, Clinton, passed away June 18, 2017. He was the owner of Precision Machine Tool & Die of Oak Ridge. He was preceded in death by: Parents, Edwin and Leila Garrett; and sister, Kay Garrett. He is survived by: Wife, Marlene Smith Garrett of Clinton; daughters, Tammy Pace and husband Rev. Chuck Pace of South Carolina, Tonya Bruce and husband Robert of Heiskell, Deborah Jennings and husband Sam of Florida; brother, Ken Garrett of South Carolina; sister, Carol Garrett of South Carolina; grandchildren, Hannah Southerland and husband Ben of South Carolina, Matt Stooksbury and wife Jessica of Knoxville, Joseph Faddoul of Knoxville, Garrett Pace of South Carolina. Emily Gibson and husband Tyler of Maryville, Erin Bruce of Tazewell; four great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 5 – 7 p.m. Thursday, June 22, 2017, in the Holley-Gamble Funeral Home Clinton Chapel with services to follow at 7 p.m., with the Rev. Chuck Pace and Pastor Roger Couch officiating. Interment will be Friday, June 23, 2017, at Graceland Cemetery in Greenville, S.C. Holley-Gamble Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Edwin “Bob” Garrett. www.holleygamble.com

EULA JEAN SCHUBERT RUTHERFORD

Eula Jean Schubert Rutherford, 100, Clinton, passed away at her home June 9, 2017. Mrs. Rutherford was born in Petros, Sept. 12, 1916. She was a member of one of the first families to settle in Morgan County, the daughter of the late Hugo and Della Schubert. She had been a long time resident of Clinton after her family moved here in the early 1930s. She met her future husband of 65 years, Charles Rutherford, while he was working in the soda fountain at the Corner Drugstore. They soon married after he returned from service during World War II. She had been looking forward to the time they would be reunited in their Heavenly Home. She often told her family, “I am ready to go home, to my Heavenly Home.” She was a woman of strong faith, and was a devoted wife and mother throughout her life. Mrs. Rutherford was a long time member of First Baptist Church of Clinton. She was preceded in death by: Husband, Charles Harrell Rutherford; parents, Hugo and Della Schubert; brother, Palmer Schubert; sister, Thelma Crumley; daughter-in-law, Nellie Rutherford; great-grandchild: Elizabeth. She is survived by: Sons, Mike and Bonita Rutherford, Steve Rutherford; daughter, Karen and Sonny Rogers; grandchildren, Renee, Christi, Nathan, Nicole, Vic, and Matt; great-grandchildren, Travis, Logan, Lakin, Ellie, Emma, Ruby Jean, and Hazel The family wishes to thank All About You Home Care, LLC for their services and caring of our Mother the past few years in a very respectful and loving way, particularly Geneva and Carolyn. They were like family to ‘Ms. Jean”. We also want to thank the nurses and staff at UT Hospice for their care and support. The family received friends from 5 – 7 p.m. Monday, June 12, 2017, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton. The funeral service followed with the Rev. Mike Segers and Ben Neal (Hospice Chaplain) officiating. Family and friends met at the funeral home at 2: 30 p.m. at Tuesday, June13, 2017, and proceeded to Sunset Cemetery in Clinton for a 3 p.m. interment. Holley-Gamble Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Eula Jean Rutherford. www.holleygamblefh.com