BILLIE KIDD SEEBER
Billie Kidd Seeber, 66, Lake City, passed away Tuesday, July 18, 2017, at the Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.
He was born March 29, 1951, in Anderson County to the late Blaine Seeber and Rutha Byrge Seeber. Billie was a member of Grave Hill Baptist Church in Devonia. He loved working on old cars and watching wrestling on television.
In addition to his parents, Billie was preceded in death by his brothers, Erlin “Shorty” Seeber and Early Seeber.
Survivors include: Sons, Travis Seeber of Lake City; stepsons, Michael Huckaby of Oliver Springs, Marty Huckaby of Fratersville, Roy Summers of Oak Ridge; stepdaughter, Lynn Summers of Oak Ridge; brothers, Verlin “Cotton” Seeber and Mary Sue of Lake City, Blaine Edward “Little Joe” Seeber of Greenfield, Frank Seeber of Lake City; grandchildren, Austin and Ethin Seeber; a host of other relatives and friends.
Visitation was from 5 – 7 p.m. Friday, July 21, 2017, at Hatmaker Funeral Home in Lake City.
His funeral service was at 7 p.m. Friday, July 21, 2017, in the Hatmaker Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Murl Phillips officiating.
Family and friends met at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 22, 2017, at Byrge Cemetery in Devonia, Tennessee for Billie’s interment.
You can also visit Billie’s Guestbook at : www.hatmakerfuneralhome.com
Hatmaker Funeral Home, Lake City, was in charge of arrangements.
JAMES ‘JIGGS’ MACK SEIVERS JR.
James “Jiggs” Mack Seivers Jr., 90, Clinton, passed away Saturday, July 22, 2017, at the University of Tennessee Medical Center, Knoxville.
He was born in Clinton July 21, 1927, to the late James Mack Seivers Sr. and Hassie England Seivers. He attended church at the Faith Lutheran Church in Oak Ridge. Jiggs joined the Y-12 staff in 1953 in the security department, transferring to employee relations in 1962. He served there as an employee relations representative, employment supervisor, and head of the employment department. He was then named staffing manager, with overall responsibility for the centralized organization. A native of Clinton, Jiggs studied industrial management at the University of Tennessee and served two years in the United States Army. He was also a past member of the Anderson County Board of Education.
In addition to his parents, Jiggs was preceded in death by a brother, Hoyt Seivers.
Survived by: Loving wife of 69 years, Frankie Melhorn Seivers; children, Lana Seivers, Larry Seivers (Sally); grandchildren, Matthew Yarbrough, Jennifer Nash (Nathan), Charlie Seivers (Haley); great-grandchildren, Cameron and Caitlin Nash, Harper and Deakin Mac Seivers; brother, Charles G. “Bones” Seivers (Bettye); many special nieces and nephews and a host of other family and friends.
The family received friends from 5 – 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 25, 2017, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton with the funeral service following at 7 p.m. with the Rev. Steve Misenheimer officiating.
Family and friends will meet at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 26, 2017, and go in funeral procession to the Grandview Memorial Gardens for an 11 a.m. interment.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to Michael Dunn Center-Memorial 629 Gallaher Road Kingston, TN 37763.
Holley-Gamble Funeral Home is honored to serve the family.
BARBARA van ALMEN
Barbara van Almen, 63, Clinton, passed away Wednesday, July 19, 2017, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.
She was a very loving wife, mother, and grandmother. Barbara was a very hard worker all her life and she loved to work crossword puzzles.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Geraldine Ketner Adams.
Barbara is survived by: Husband, Samuel van Almen of Clinton; daughters, Stacey Adams of Clinton, Jody van Almen of Clinton, Heather Phillips of Clinton; father, Donald E. Adams Sr; brother, Donald E. Adams Jr of Orlando, Fla.; sister, Lisa D. Adams of Orlando, Fla.; grandson, Joseph Watson, and 10 other grandchildren; nieces, Kristina Poore and Ashley DeMerchant; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Barbara’s family and friends will have a Celebration of Life at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 27, 2017, at Norris City Park Amphitheater in Norris.
Jones Mortuary in Clinton is in charge of all arrangements.
Condolences can be made to the family at www.jonesmortuaryllc.com
Kathleen Walker, 84, passed away peacefully July 14, 2017.
She was born in Harriman Sept. 12, 1932, to the late John and Martha Walker. Kathy was a longtime member of St. Thomas Episcopal Church. Kathy was retired from Martin Marietta. She was an accomplished organist at several churches, St. Andrew’s, St. Stephen’s, and St. Thomas.
In addition to her parents, Kathy was preceded in death by: Brothers, Robert Kenneth Walker and Calvin Winston Walker; niece Martha Bridges.
Survived by: Sister, Nancy W. Carroll
; nephew, Alex Carroll and wife Tami
; niece, Cathy Freels and husband Doug
; nephew-in-law, Jake Bridges
; great-nieces and nephews, Lindsey Bridges (Travis), Lauren Ragland (Eric), Mitchell Bridges (Chris) and Bret Freels
; several great-great-nieces and nephews; and a host of other family and friends.
The family will have a memorial service at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Knoxville at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 29, 2017, with a reception to follow.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Thomas Episcopal Church at 5401 Tiffany Road Knoxville, TN, 37912, or a charity of your choice.
Holley-Gamble Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.
EDITH MAE WEST
Edith Mae West, 59, Caryville, passed away Monday, July 17, 2017, at her residence.
Edith was born Nov. 7, 1957, in Campbell County to the late Jasper Byrge and Ellen Marie Duncan Byrge. She was a member of Midway Baptist Church in LaFollette. She enjoyed sewing, quilting, and watching westerns.
In addition to her parents, Edith was preceded in death by: Brothers, Coy, Jerry, James, and Billy Byrge; and sister, Patsy Fentress.
Survivors include: Husband, Gary West of Caryville; son, Ryan Addison West of Powell; stepson, Shayne West of Clinton; daughter, Jaspen Beth Daugherty of Lake City; brothers, Samuel Byrge of LaFollette, Jeffery Byrge of LaFollette; sisters, Cora Lee Burchfield of Caryville, Earlene Brittian of Clinton; grandchildren, Autumn Douglas, Octavia Jessie, Briann Roberts, Madison West, Riley West and Landon West; a host of other relatives and friends.
Visitation was from 6 – 8 p.m. Thursday, July 20, 2017, at Hatmaker Funeral Home in Lake City.
Funeral service was at 8 p.m. Thursday, July 20, 2017, in the Hatmaker Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev.Jerry Seiber and the Rev. Charles Lawson officiating.
Family and friends met at 10:15 a.m. Friday, July 21, 2017, at Hatmaker Funeral Home in Lake City and went in procession to Foust Cemetery in Lake City for an 11 a.m. graveside service.
You can also visit Edith’s Guestbook at: www.hatmakerfuneralhome.com
Hatmaker Funeral Home, Lake City, was in charge of arrangements.
CHRISTINA ROSE THORNTON BURRIS
Christina Rose Thornton Burris, 36, Oliver Springs, passed away Thursday, July 6, 2017.
Christina was a loving mother of three children. She was a graduate of Anderson County High School. She also loved the outdoors and four-wheeling with her family.
She was preceded in death by: Brother, Rexie Wayne Patterson; grandparents, Billy and Christina Brown and Bill and Dollie Thornton; two uncles, Billy Marsh Brown and Wendell Ray Thornton; aunt, Mabel Ruth Thornton.
She is survived by: Children, Benjamin Shoopman, Riley Burris, and Angel “Rose” Burris; parents, Ben and Carolyn Thornton; husband, Bucky Burris; sister, Carolyn Patricia Byrd and husband Steve; brothers, Tom Patterson and wife Jessica, and Tailen Scott; nieces, Charissa Anne Daugherty and husband Cody, Stephanie Byrd; nephews, Ryan Byrd and Nathan Byrd; great-nieces, Iliana Daugherty and Alexandrea “Rose” Daugherty; a multitude of special cousins, great aunts and uncles and family and friends; also one great boyfriend, Jake from State Farm.
There will be a Celebration of Life for Christina at a later date.
Jackson Funeral Services in Oliver Springs is honored to serve this family. We invite you to share your thoughts and memories with the family at jacksonfuneralservices.com.
DONALD THOMAS GOLDEN
Donald Thomas Golden, 59, Clinton, passed away at his home early on the morning of June 27, 2017, while surrounded by his family.
Don was born in Memphis to the late John Preston and Fran Golden.
He was preceeded in death by: Parents; and his beloved brothers, Mike and Johnny.
He is survived by: Loving wife Joyce of Clinton; children, Donald Jr., Jessica, Amy, and a host of grandchildren he loved dearly; sisters, Michelle and Joy; brother, Tony; mother-in-law, Venia Burchfield,; sisters-in-law, Pauline, Linda, Susan, Connie, and Carolynn; several nieces, nephews, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, and friends.
Don proudly served his country in the United States Navy. He was a long time member of the North Knoxville Seventh-day Adventist Church and accepted Christ as his Lord and Savior. Don loved music, especially playing the guitar, and he loved to cook. He was a friend to all who met him, and will be sadly missed by all who were lucky enough to know him.
A celebration of Don’s life will be announced at a later time.
Jackson Funeral Services in Oliver Springs is honored to serve the Golden Family.
We invite you to share your thoughts and memories with the family at jacksonfuneralservices.com.
Michael Gran, 57, Clinton, passed away Friday, July 7, 2017, at his residence.
Michael was born Dec. 7, 1959, in Chicago, Ill.
He was preceded in death by: Father, Edwin Gran; stepfather, Bernardo Rivera; grandparents, Howard and Mildred Ehret, and Earl and Ruth Gran.
He is survived by: Wife, Sharon Gran; mother, Mildred Gran; sisters, Debra Copeland and husband Ken, Donna King and husband Phil; nephews, Phillip King Jr. and wife Erin, Kevin King and wife Lindsey; stepson, Dustin Johnson.
The family will receive friends from 6 – 7 p.m. Thursday, July 13, 2017, at Holley Gamble Funeral Home.
His memorial service will follow in the chapel with Pastor Peyton Wills officiating.
Holley Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton is in charge of all arrangements.