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JAMES VERLIN SHARP

James Verlin Sharp, 73, Lake City, passed away Friday, March 30, 2018. James was born in Briceville to the late Walter Lee Sharp and Cora Hawkins on Aug. 12, 1944. James was a member of Briceville Church of God. He enjoyed to fish, rabbit and squirrel hunting, and working in his yard. In addition to his parents, James was preceded in death by his wife, Bonnie June Sharp. Survivors: Children, Jimmy Sharp, Kevin Lee Sharp and Tonya, Melissa “Missy” Young; grandchildren, Nickie Byrge (Andrew York), Roger Lee Young, Stephanie Nickole Sharp, Tiffany Kay Sharp, Brittney Lyne Sharp, Lyndi Snyder, Julie Snyder, Regan Denney, Kyle Denney; great-grandchildren, A.J. York, Ethin Byrge, Makenzie York, Dillion Byrge, Aiden Blain Wallace, Olivia Faith Young, Adriene Denney, Karyssa Denney, Declan Denney, Alena Mae Mardis; siblings, Margaret Davis, Roy Sharp, Anna Lou Bray, Vestel Sharp, Bufford Sharp, Walter Jr. Sharp, Evelyn Austin, Richard Sharp; and many special friends and family. Visitation was held from 6 – 8 p.m. Monday, April 2, 2018, at Hatmaker Funeral Home in Lake City. Funeral service was at 8 p.m. Monday, April 2, 2018, in the Hatmaker Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Devin Barnette and the Rev. Brian Brown officiating. Family and friends met at 10:15 a.m. Tuesday, April 3, 2018, at Hatmaker Funeral Home on Tuesday, April 3, 2018, and went in procession to Leach Cemetery in Lake City for an 11 a.m. graveside service.

BRENDA LOU TRUSLER

Brenda Lou Trusler, 70, Knoxville, passed away Monday, March 26, 2018, at her residence. Brenda was born July 6, 1947, in Lake City, to the late Joe and Mable Rose Loving Vinsant. Brenda was a member of Edgemoor Baptist Church in Clinton. She loved camping and traveling. Brenda owned and operated Brenda’s Hair Fashions in Lake City for many years. In addition to her parents, Brenda was preceded in death by her brother, Fred Vinsant. Survivors: Husband, Gary Trusler Sr. of Knoxville; son, Gary Trusler Jr.”Mitch” of Murfreesboro; daughter, Kelly Trusler of Knoxville; brother, Luther Vinsant and Vicci of New Mexico; sister, JoAnn West of Frisco, N.C; grandchildren, Garrett, Taylor, Treece, Brooke, Tara, and Tanner; five nieces; three nephews; many great nieces, great nephews, and other dear family members and friends. Visitation was from 5 – 7 p.m. Saturday, March 31, 2018, at Edgemoor Baptist Church located at 330 Old Emory Rd, Clinton Funeral service was at 7 p.m., Saturday, March 31, 2018, at Edgemoor Baptist Church with the Rev. Rick Miller officiating.

BONNIE SUE TURNER

Bonnie Sue Turner, 71, Lake City, passed away Sunday, April 1, 2018, at her residence. She was born June 11, 1946, in Hamilton, Ohio, to late John and Viola Winstead Glenn. Bonnie was of the Baptist faith and enjoyed collecting coins and bowling. She was preceded in death by her parents. Survivors: Husband, Kent Turner of Lake City; son, Chris Turner of Lake City; granddaughter, Alyssa Turner of Lake City; sister, Fay Price of Hamilton, Ohio; and many special friends and family. A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 4, 2018, at the Clinch River Cemetery with the Rev. Arnie Turner officiating. Interment will follow the graveside service. You may also view Bonnie’s guestbook online at http://www.hatmakerfuneralhome.com/ Hatmaker Funeral Home, Lake City, is in charge of arrangements.

WILLIAM (BILL) JAMES WALTERS

William (Bill) James Walters, 74, Oak Ridge, passed away Thursday, March 29, 2018, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge. He was born Oct, 30, 1943, in Detroit, Mich. He had worked for 26 years as a machinist in Michigan, retiring to Florida to a second career where he was a patient transporter. Bill loved Tennessee and moved to Roane County where he and his wife have made their home for the past 10 years. Preceded in death by: Parents, Thomas Alfonso and Anna Brown Glennie Walters. Survivors: Loving wife of 39 years, Mary Ann Merlo Walters of Oak Ridge; daughters, Elizabeth Bell and husband Jim of Arizona, Christine Mattage of Largo, Fla., Alicia Jean Milest and husband Doug of Carlton, Mich., Jacqueline Gaines and husband Lee of Newport, Mich., Kathy Diane Mahathy and husband Mike of Oak Ridge; son, Buddy of Oak Ridge; 13 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; brother, Thomas Walters and wife Patricia of Davenport, Fla. The family received friends from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Monday, April 2, 2018, at Fraker Funeral Home with funeral service following at 1 p.m. in the chapel with the Rev. Nick Hill officiating. A private mausoleum service was held at 2:30 p.m. Monday, April 2, 2018, at Oak Ridge Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers the family ask for memorial donations to be given to COPC of Harriman (Courts of Praise Church), 215 Maple Street, Harriman, Tennessee 37748. Online register book can be signed at www.FrakerFuneralHome.net. Fraker Funeral Home of Kingston was in charge of all the arrangements.

EDWARD WARWICK

Edward Warwick, 76, Andersonville, passed away on Friday, March 30, 2018 at his residence. Edward was a member of Twinville Baptist Church in Powell. Throughout his life he loved farming and hunting. He was preceded in death by: Parents, Virhue and Sephie Lou Warwick; brothers, Dillard and Earl Warwick; sisters, Violet Ezell and Rosie Sexton. He is survived by: Loving wife of 39 years, Patricia Warwick of Andersonville; daughters, Susan Standish and husband Lee of Knoxville, Misty Boling and husband Jason of Powell, Rebecca Warwick of Knoxville; grandchildren, Kayley Warwick, Alisha Boling, Erica Boling, and Barrett Standish; sisters, Cookie Turner of Clinton, Mary Lou Cameron of Andersonville, Linda Davis of Knoxville; several nieces and nephews. The family received friends 5 – 7 p.m. Monday, April 2, 2018, at Holley Gamble Funeral Home. His funeral service followed in the chapel with the Rev. Frank Henegar officiating. His graveside was at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 3, 2018, at Mt. Olive Baptist Church Cemetery. Holley Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton was in charge of all arrangements. www.holleygamble.com

KATHEY ANITA ANDERSON

Kathey Anita Anderson, 67, Clinton, passed away Sunday, March 18, 2018 at Parkwest Medical Center. She was born Nov. 23, 1950, to the late Ike and Mamie Loy Anderson in Clinton. Kathey was a member of Island Home Baptist Church where she played the piano for 30 years. She was a nurse and caregiver her whole life and enjoyed music and traveling. In addition to her parents, Kathey was preceded in death by: Sisters, Gladys Hatmaker, Edna Tudor and Carolyn Foust; brothers, Von Anderson, Lon Anderson, Jimmy Anderson, Denver Anderson, and Bill Anderson. Survived by: Sisters, Lucile Anderson
, Cleo Brooks
, Bernice Walker; several nieces and nephews and a host of other family and friends. The family would like to thank Dr. Manisha Thakur for the loving care and friendship giving to Kathey and family. The family will receive friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 21, 2018, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home with the funeral service to follow at 8 p.m. with the Rev. Dennis Galloway and the Rev. Verlin Langford officiating. Kathey’s interment will be held at the Norris Memorial Garden at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 22, 2018. www.holleygamble.com  

MILDRED (MILLIE) H. HARRIS CURRIER

Mildred (Millie) H. Harris Currier, 70, Lake City, passed away Tuesday, March 14, 2018, at Summit View of Rocky Top. Millie was born in Kentucky on Oct. 24, 1947, to Green Lee and Ottie Lucille Kite Harris. She lived in Louisiana for 20 years before moving back to Lake City. Millie worked for the city for several years before going to work at Y-12 in Oak Ridge. She worked there for 19 years before retiring. She was a member of First Baptist Church where she sang in the choir. She was Assistant Sunday School teacher for Joyful/Bonnie Page Sunday School Class. She loved going to church before her health declined. She was preceded in death by: Father, Green Lee Harris; grandparents, Luther and Pernia Kite, Alan and Vestia Harris; and nephew, Patrick Lynn Sharp. Millie is survived by: Mother, Lucille Dossett; son, Robert Currier; brother, Jerry Lee Harris and Gail; sister, Marlene Harris Sharp and Jim; nephew, David Nick Sharp; nieces, Stacy Sharp Longmire, and Kim Harris Blackwell. Visitation was held from 1 – 3 p.m. Sunday, March 18, 2018, at Hatmaker Funeral Home in Lake City. Funeral service was at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 18, 2018, in the Hatmaker Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Doug Clem officiating. Interment followed the funeral service Sunday, March 18, 2018, at Oak Grove Cemetery in Lake City. You may also view Millie’s guestbook online at www.hatmakerfuneralhome.com Hatmaker Funeral Home, Lake City, was in charge of arrangements.

ELLEN DALE WATKINS HARRISON

Ellen Dale Watkins Harrison, 72, went home to be with the Lord peacefully March 16, 2018, at Select Specialty Hospital in Knoxville surrounded by her family. Ellen was born April 13, 1945, in Combs, Ky., the daughter of the late Charlie Watkins and the late Esther Overbee Watkins. She was the sixth of 12 beautiful children. She graduated from M.C. Napier High School in Hazard, Ky. Ellen was a homemaker, a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She loved to work outside in her flowers, she was an avid listener of traditional southern gospel music, she loved to bake and was known to everyone in the community as the “cake lady” and delivered them regularly to her special friends. But most of all she loved spending time with her grandchildren, Sarah Elizabeth Reasor (23), Lucas Vaughn Harrison (17), and Lane Edward Harrison (14). Ellen loved her family without fail. She was a constant ray of light to anyone who met her. She never met a stranger and could talk to you for hours about her family and the love she had for them as well as her Lord and Savior. Ellen married the love of her life, James “Jim” Edward Harrison, on July 7, 1965, who was in the U.S. Army at the time. They served 20-plus years together during his service and was stationed on several Army bases throughout the United States and was even stationed in Zwiebrucken, Germany, in the mid to late 1970’s. Ellen and Jim raised two children, Melissa Reasor of Clinton, and son, Vaughn E. Harrison (Traci) also of Clinton. During the late 1980’s – mid 1990’s Ellen was a member of the Anderson County Sherriff’s Auxillary department under the direction of the late Sargent Dennis Daniels and Sherriff at the time the late Thomas Van Riper. She is survived by: Husband of 52 years, Jim Harrison; daughter, Melissa “Missy” Reasor; son, Vaughn Edward Harrison and daughter-in-law, Traci Abner Harrison; three adoring grandchildren, Sarah, Luke, and Lane; sisters, Thelma Campbell (R.C.) of Richmond, Ky., Edith Browning of Sellersburg, Ind., Suzanne McFarland of Louisville, Ky.; brothers, Earl Watkins (Norma) of Elizabethtown, Ky., Clarence Watkins of Princeton, Ky., Larry Watkins (Joan) of Fairdale, Ky., Wendell Watkins (Joyce) of Patrick, S.C., and Jackie Watkins of Clinton, of whom she had been caring for the past six years; a host of nieces and nephews. In addition, she is also survived by her granddaughter’s father, Jeffrey S. Reasor. Preceding her in death were: Parents, Charlie Watkins of Hazard, Ky., and Esther Watkins of Richmond, Ky.; brother, Charles Edward Watkins and wife Bettie; sisters, Clara Jean Ritchie, and Janice Townsend and husband Raymond Townsend. The family would like to send a heartfelt thanks to Dr. Manisha Thakur and her team at Family Medicine West as well as the nursing staff at Select Specialty Hospital for their loving care, compassion, and dedication they gave to Ellen and her family. The family received friends from 5 – 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 20, 2018, at Weatherford Mortuary in Oak Ridge. The funeral service followed at 7 p.m. with Pastor Geral Richardson from Victory Tabernacle Church of God in Richmond, Ky., officiating. The graveside service will be at noon Wednesday, March 21, 2018, at Anderson Memorial gardens with the Rev. James Bandy officiating. An online guestbook may be signed at weatherfordmortuary.com.