Obituaries

NORMAN ‘RAY’ FOUST

Norman “Ray” Foust was born June 15, 1940. He passed away March 11, 2017, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge. He was a lifetime resident of Anderson County. He was of the Baptist Faith. He enjoyed his friends, country music and farming. He was preceded in death by: Wife, Marie Foust; mother, Beulah Beets; twin sister, Faye Foust Hatfield; brothers, Fred Beets and Jim Beets. He is survived by: Nephews, John Hatfield and wife Lisa, Eddie Beets and wife Debbie; nieces, Linda Golden and Sharon Battle; sister-in-law, Millie Beets. The family will receive friends from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 18, 2017, at Hillvale Missionary Baptist Church with a service to follow. Gentry Griffey Funeral Chapel and Crematory is honored to serve the Foust family and invites you to view and sign their online guestbook at gentrygriffey.com

BARBARA ANN GALLION

Barbara Ann Gallion, 69, Clinton, passed away Sunday, March 12, 2017, at The Waters of Clinton. Barbara was a member of Farmers Grove Baptist Church and retired from St. Mary’s Hospital as a ward clerk. She was preceded in death by: Parents, Elmer and Elinore Gallion; brothers, Charles E. and David H. Gallion; sisters, Mildred L. Gallion and Mary Helen Gallion. She is survived by: Sister, Betty White of Livingston; nephews, Jeffrey L. White, Jimmy White and wife Jeanie, James R. Brooks III; niece, Callie Covington; sisters-in-law, Nannie Mae Gallion and Sadie Gallion; great-nephews, Nathan C. White, Caleb White, Bray, Devin Brooks, and James R Brooks IV; great-niece, Allison White, Deven Brooks. The family received friends from 5 – 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 14, 2017, at Holley Gamble Funeral Home with funeral services following in the chapel. Her graveside will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday. March 15, 2017, at Batley Baptist Church Cemetery. Holley Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton is in charge of all arrangements. www.holleygamble.com

DARRELL LEE GOODMAN

Darrell Lee Goodman, 49, Clinton, passed away Sunday, March 12, 2017, at his residence. He was born Nov. 1, 1967, in Lake City to the late R.C. White and Unavee Goodman. Darrell enjoyed fishing, playing guitar, and watching wrestling. Survivors: Children, Jamie Goodman of Michigan, Sarah Goodman of Lake City, Tiffany Roach of Caryville; brother, Gary Goodman of LaFollette; sister, Anita Steele of Indiana; grandchild, Kaiden Fear; several other family members and friends. Visitation will be from 4 – 5 p.m. Thursday, March 16, 2017, at Hatmaker Funeral Home in Lake City. Funeral aervice will be at 5 p.m. Thursday, March 16, 2017, in the Hatmaker Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow the funeral service at Foust Cemetery in Lake City. You can also visit Darrell’s Guestbook at: www.hatmakerfuneralhome.com Hatmaker Funeral Home, Lake City, is in charge of arrangements.

FRANCIS ‘FRANK’ IAROLI

Francis “Frank” Iaroli, 100, Clinton passed away March 6, 2017, at Morning Pointe Assisted Living. Frank was a member of St. Therese Catholic Church. Frank enlisted in the U.S. Coast Guard in 1942 and served as a Chief Petty Officer on board the U.S.S. Ontonagon, AOG-36, during the World War II, and most of his time he spent in the Pacific, transporting and supplying fuel and supplies to the military stationed there. After the war, he joined the Naval Reserves and spent a couple more years in the Reserves. He worked at Bendix as an instrument technician making gyroscopes for space travel during the mercury program. Two of the gyroscopes he worked on were sent into space. Preceded in death by: Wife, Doris Hamilton Iaroli; parents, Dominick and Anna Iaroli; four brothers; and one sister. He is survived by: Special nieces and nephews, Phyllis McCormick and husband Michael of Texas, Lenny Schwalm and wife Kathy of New Jersey, Carol Pitrowski and husband Mark of Florida; numerous other nieces and nephews. The family received friends from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Thursday, March 9, 2017, at Holley Gamble Funeral Home. His funeral mass was at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 9, 2017, at St. Therese Catholic Church. Frank’s graveside service followed at the Valley View Cemetery in Elk Valley. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be sent to St. Jude Children’s Hospital. Holley Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton is in charge of all arrangements. www.holleygamble.com

PAGE NELSON

Page Nelson, 49, Clinton, passed away Monday, March 6, 2017, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge. Page was preceded in death by: Parents, Richard and Lana Greene. She is survived by: Husband, Butch Nelson; son, Richard A. Nelson; stepson, Tony Nelson; daughters, Mandy Rice and husband Chris, and Kairi Nelson; brother, Matthew Elliot; sister, Stephanie Welch; father-in-law, Elmer Nelson Sr.; grandchildren, Destanie Rice, Josh Rice, Anthony Nelson and Jacob Nelson; best friend, Sandra Foust; and many other relatives and friends. Page’s family will hold a Memorial Service at a later date which will be announced by Jones Mortuary. Jones Mortuary in Clinton is in charge of all arrangements. Condolences can be made to the family at www.jonesmortuaryllc.com

KENNETH RAINS

Kenneth Rains, 62, Rocky Top, passed away suddenly Friday, March 3, 2017, at his home in Rocky Top. Kenneth was a member of Antioch Baptist Church in Clinton. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. Kenneth worked for Clinton Home Center for 30 years before his recent retirement. Kenneth was preceded in death by his parents, Kenneth and Betty Rains. He is survived by: Wife, Robin Rains of Rocky Top; sons, Kevin Rains and Jessica Roberts, and Robbie Rains and wife Ashley, all of Rocky Top; brothers, Darrell Rains and wife Brenda, and Scotty Rains and wife Heather, all of Campbell County; sister, Kim Rains of Campbell County; grandchildren, Travis Rains, Zachary Rains, Joshua Golden, Courtland Golden, and Kabin Bolton; as well as many other relatives and friends. In honoring Kenneth’s wishes there will not be any services. Jones Mortuary in Clinton is in charge of all arrangements. Condolences can be made to the family at www.jonesmortuaryllc.com

MARIE KESTERSON WATTS

Marie Kesterson Watts, beloved mother and grandmother, 91, Rocky Top, passed away Saturday, March 11, 2017, at her residence. Marie was born in Campbell County Aug. 31, 1925. Marie was a member of Rocky Top United Methodist Church. She graduated from Draughns Business College and worked as a Calutron Operator and lab analyst at Y-12 in Oak Ridge during World War Il. She also worked at the Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI) until her retirement in 1990. Marie was preceded in death by: Parents, Troy and Verna Kesterson; husbands, Donvan Byrd and Harry Lee Watts; sister, Myrtle Busbee; and brothers, Otis, Clarence, Clyde and Glen Kesterson. Survivors: Children, Ray (Darlene) Byrd of Halls, Steve (Carolyn) Byrd of Oak Ridge, Cindy (Joe) Smith of Clinton, Rose Ann ( Michael) Mobley of Knoxville; brother, Arnold Kesterson (Polly); sister, Dorthy Hembree (Carl); 12 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; several other family members and friends. Visitation was from 5 – 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 14, 2017, at Hatmaker Funeral Home in Lake City. Funeral service was at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 14, 2017, at Hatmaker Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Dave Henderson Officiating. Friends and Family will meet at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 15, 2017, at Leach Cemetery in Lake City for Marie’ graveside service. You can also visit Marie’s Guestbook at: www.hatmakerfuneralhome.com Hatmaker Funeral Home, Lake City, is in charge of arrangements.

MELISSA LYNN WHEELER

Melissa Lynn Wheeler, 48, formerly of Knoxville, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017, in Aurora, Colo. She was born Dec. 25, 1968, in Knoxville. Melissa was of the Baptist faith. She enjoyed traveling and listening to music. Melissa was preceded in death by: Parents; sister, Karen Parker; and brother, Jimmy Corcaran. Survivors include; Husband, Joseph Tyler, Aurora, Colo.; daughter, Sarah Ann Parker, Andersonville; son, James Douglas Parker, Andersonville; brother-in-law, Larry D. Parker, Briceville; and host of aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives and friends. A graveside service for Melissa was held at 11 a,m. Wednesday, March 8, 2017, at Norris Memorial Gardens in Norris with the Rev. Larry Sharp officiating. You can also visit Melissa’s Guestbook at: www.hatmakerfuneralhome.com Hatmaker Funeral Home, Lake City, was in charge of arrangements.