Kathleen Abel, Clinton, passed away Sunday, June 18, 2017, after a long courageous battle with cancer.
She leaves behind to mourn her passing: A wonderful man who gave her the best 37 years of her life, Husband Robert Abel Jr.; three loving and caring daughters, Jamie (Steve) Stratton, Hollie Moore, and Keelie (Chip) Hooks; grandchildren, whom she was so very proud of, Dr. Kasee Stratton-Gadke (Dr. Daniel), CPL Tyler Moore of the US Marine Corp, and Taylor Morgan studying physical therapy at The University of Tennessee; one special, sweet, great-granddaughter, Aviana Gadke; sister, Bess Hodge; and close son-like friend, Roger Claiborne.
She was preceded in death by: Parents, Pat and Ann Graham; sister, Carrie Wertz; and brother-in-law, Forrest Hodge.
She loved and enjoyed camping with her family, her flower gardens, and her grandchildren.
At her request there will be no services held.
LELIA MARIE ROSENBALM HARMON
Lelia Marie Rosenbalm Harmon, 88, Heiskell, passed away Wednesday, June 28, 2017, at Ft. Sanders Regional.
Lelia was born Oct. 5, 1928, in Heiskell to the late Joe and Carrie Bumgardner Rosenbalm.
In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by: Husband, Lester (Slim) Harmon; son, Ronnie Harmon; brother, Eveart Rosenbalm.
She is survived by: Daughter, Brenda Harmon Boody and husband Richard; grandchildren, Lucretia Boody, Abra Wright, David Harmon and wife Teresa, Heather Giles and husband Allen; great-grandchildren, Jayla, Emily, Molly, Kelsey, Katie and Max; a host of other relatives.
The family held a graveside service at 2 p.m. Friday, June 30, 2017, at Sartin Cemetery.
Holley Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton was in charge of all arrangements.
ALICE FONDE KINCAID
Alice Fonde Kincaid, 88, Clinton, left this world June 26, 2017, at Maple Court Senior Living facility in Powell.
Alice was a wonderful woman, devoted wife and loving mother. She grew up in the Morningside neighborhood of Knoxville, graduated from old Knoxville High, and attended the University of Tennessee, where she was a member of Chi Omega sorority, remaining an active alumna until late in her life.
Alice enjoyed playing tennis and operated a successful antiques business in Clinton after her children left home. She was a fun-loving person and loved wildflower hikes in the Smokies and birdwatching, playing with her Corgi dogs, and taking care of the gardens and lily pool at her home in Clinton. She was a member of St Mark United Methodist Church in Clinton.
Alice was preceded in death by: Parents, Charles and Rhea Fonde; husband, Garnett Cross Kincaid; daughter, Shollie Cullom Kincaid; brother, Henry Fonde; and sisters, Frankie Brogan, Rhea Nathan, and Anne Walter.
She is survived by: Son, Garnett Cross Kincaid Jr. and his wife Angie Lane Kincaid; daughters, Angie Fonde Kincaid, and Lori Ellen Kincaid and her husband John Webb; step-granddaughter, Tara Webb; sister-in-law, Bronwyn Jarvis and her husband Keith; plus numerous nephews and nieces and many good friends.
Special thanks to devoted friend and caregiver, Cathy Bridges and the staff of Smoky Mountain Hospice and Maple Court Senior Living.
The family received friends from 1 – 2 p.m. Saturday, July 1, 2017, at Memorial United Methodist Church, where Alice and Garnett, her husband, and children, were members for many years.
Funeral services followed her visitation at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Donna Hester and the Rev. Don Thomas officiating.
Her graveside service immediately followed her funeral at the Grandview Memorial Garden.
In lieu of flowers donations can be directed to the Pat Summit Foundation, 520 W. Summit Hill Drive Suite 1101 Knoxville, TN 37902.
Holley Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton was in charge of all arrangements.
THERESA ‘KAY’ KING
Theresa “Kay” King, 70, Oak Ridge, passed away Wednesday June 28, 2017.
Kay was born May 20, 1947, in Davidson County, Tenn., to the late John Wilson and Vella Blythe. She was raised in Lascassas where she attended Walter Hill High School. She married Cecil King in April of 1967, the same year they moved to Oak Ridge. Throughout her life she loved wild flowers and enjoyed digging and replanting them with her husband.
In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by: Brother, John; and daughter, Wendy.
Kay is survived by: Loving husband of more than 50 years, Cecil “Jerry” King; sons, Michael D. King and Gerald Anthony King; sister, Linda Snyder; two grandsons, Brendan King and Adam King; great-grandson, Chance Ridenour; granddaughters, Courtney, Kelsey, Breanna, Jolie, Journey and Luna; many other extended family members whom she loved.
The family received friends from noon – 2 p.m. Monday, July 3, 2017, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home with funeral services following in the chapel.
Her graveside service immediately followed at Sunset Cemetery.
Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton was in charge of all arrangements.
HOWARD ‘NICK’ MARTIN JR.
Howard “Nick” Martin Jr., 64, Clinton passed away Tuesday, June 27, 2017, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.
He was born July 31, 1952, in Cleveland, Ohio, to Howard and Dorothy Martin. Nick was a proud Marine having served for 22 years. He was also highly active in the Scottish games every year.
Nick was preceded in death by: Father, Howard N. Martin Sr.; and grandparents.
Wife, Terri Martin
; mother, Christine Martin
; brother, Tim Martin
; sister-in-law, Sherry Lee Cravens
; step-daughter, Natasha Roberts
; special friend, Roland Seckendorf
; all his friends at the Virginia Scottish games
; several grandchildren and a host of other family and friends.
The family received friends from noon – 2 p.m. Sunday, July 2, 2017, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton. The funeral service followed and the Rev. Danny Martin officiated.
Nick’s interment was held at Woodhaven Memorial Gardens in Claxton following the service.
Full military honors presented by the Campbell County Honor Guard.
Ruby Peace, 90, Clinton, passed away Monday, July 3, 2017, at her home in Clinton.
Ruby was a member of Second Baptist church in Clinton. She was a loving mother and grandmother and was a blessing to many of her neighbors and young children. Ruby enjoyed quilting, sewing, and spending time with her grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by: Husband, Carl Peace; son, Carl (Bud) Peace; and grandson, Tracy Weaver.
Ruby is survived by: Daughter, with whom she made her home, Joyce Hood and son-in-law Jr. Hood; daughter and son-in-law, Glenda and Gregg McCullum; grandchildren, Bryan Hood, Zach, Dakota, and Indeah Hood, Chase and Hunter Prince, Sherry Peace, Bella Turi, and Kenleigh Hood.
The family would like to thank Alyshia Lewelhing for all the love and care she gave and Covenant Hospice.
Ruby’s family will receive her friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 5, 2017, at Jones Mortuary in Clinton.
Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 6, 2017, at Sunset Cemetery in Clinton.
Jones Mortuary in Clinton is in charge of all arrangements. Condolences can be made to the family at www.jonesmortuaryllc.com
RUSSELL TERRY STANSBERRY JR.
Russell Terry Stansberry Jr., 40, Clinton, went home to be with our Lord and Saviour Sunday, July 2, 2017.
He was born March 8, 1977, to Russell Terry Stansberry Sr. and Sonja Nelson Stansberry, both of Heiskell.
He is preceeded in death by his mother, Sonja Stansberry, just one short year ago.
He is survived by: Wife of 20 years, Shawnte Miller Stansberry; their two young sons, Russell Terry (R.T.) Stansberry III, and Rylan Al Stansberry; father, Russell Terry Stansberry Sr.; sister, Felisha Rhodes and husband Roger; nephews, Garrett Rhodes, Zack Rhodes, Jesse Rhodes, and Jake Miller; niece, Shana Miller; goddaughters, Hannah Freeman, Leah Freeman, Chloe Freeman, Bailey Wilder, and Amelia Wilder; a host of other relatives and many, many friends.
Russell was saved and loved our Lord. He not only professed his salvation but he lived it openly to the world, as well as behind closed doors. He loved his family and friends with everything in him. Everyone knew that Russell was a “go big or go home” type of personality and that’s exactly the kind of husband, father, brother, son, and friend he was. God thought he was so wonderful that HE gave the world two more of him when his sons were born. He was an extremely talented mechanic and everyone knew, “Russ could fix anything.” Positivity radiated from him and he never once complained nor asked “why me” after being diagnosed with brain cancer. After eight-years, three-months of fighting his body gave up but his unwavering faith and spirit never did. One could not help but to notice his BIG hands and BIG heart in which both had the desire to help anyone he met. He was loved by so many and especially by children. If you knew him, then I’m sure you have “a Russell story.”
He will be deeply missed by a multitude of people.
Special thanks to Dr. Kenneth Strike and Dr. Michael Thompson of Thompson Cancer Center in Oak Ridge, Dr. Paul Moots and Dr. Kyle Weaver of Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center in Nashville. Thank you to the amazing chemo nurses and hospice nurses who added so much love and care to this journey.
Receiving friends was at Holley Gamble in Clinton from 5 – 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 4, 2017. The funeral will be held at Carroll Hollow Baptist Church in Clinton at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 5, 2017; the Rev. David Crowe, the Rev. Travis Freeman, Bro. Daniel Metcalf will all assist with the service.
A procession to Anderson Memorial Gardens will immediately follow with Pastor Cody Haynes to close his memorial service.
JEANETTE PRATER YORK
Jeanette Prater York passed June 28, 2017, at home surrounded by her loving family.
She was born in Mossy Springs of Union County to Troy Sweat and Edith Prater, Sept. 18, 1923. She was the first born and last surviving of nine siblings.
Preceding her in death were: Parents; husband, the Rev. Walter York; sisters, Cecil Woodson, Geneva Bostic, Fontella Hatmaker, Jessie Shepherd; and brothers, Winford, Jack, Walter, and Paul Shepherd.
She lived in Mossy Springs attending Privitte Flats School and Mossy Springs Baptist Church until the age of 12, when her entire world was upturned by the construction of TVA’s Norris Dam project. Reared by her grandparents, Helen Craig and William H. Turner, from birth she moved from that humble log home to Henderson Road in Anderson County. Here she enrolled in Claxton School in 1935 and Spring Hill Baptist Church. Ending her formal education at age 16 for “lack of funds” she enrolled in a vocational school earning her electricians certification. From there she set out to work as an apprentice in Mobile, Ala., boarding damaged battleships in the Gulf Coast just prior to and during World War II. On her return home she was employed by the Clinton Engineering Works where she soon met her husband, Walter York, for the second time, the first was on the playground at Claxton School where she kicked his playing marbles out of the ring and into the dust. Married July 17, 1944, in Cocke County, they purchased 12-plus acres of the John and Sarah Cox Farm on Bull Run Creek and within hollering distance from her grandparents. There were seven children; William Walter, James Edward, Barbara Jean, Ida LaVerne, Leo, Jerry Lee and Larry Allen. “Five boys and two girls,” as they would so proudly announce when asked. Her children survive her with daughter-in-law, Daisy, and sons-in-law, Tony Ball and James White. Grandchildren were her loving pride, four of which she had a hand in rearing. While Walter never had the opportunity to meet his grandchildren, having passed in 1966, they were Tony Ball, Stacy Ball Burris (Eddie), J. J. White (Sherri), David White, Billy York, Johnny York, Walter York (Jenifer), Cody York Chambers (Ronnie), J. R. York, and David York. Great-grandchildren are Lindsey White, Jared White, Kalab White, Justin Burris, Kevin Burris, Casey Ball Law, Karleigh York, Lexie York, Jaylynn York, Kinley Jeanette York, Madylin Law, Mollie Chambers, and Grayson Law.
This family matriarch, willful, strong, and independent will be sorely missed by these grieving descendants and a chorus of step-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, and dear friends.
She kept us united. Keeping retirement at bay until age 72 she worked tirelessly in her flowers and on her lawn. She was always the eager babysitter for her many grandchildren.
Grandsons served as pallbearers.
The family received friends from 5 – 7 p.m. Saturday, July 1, 2017, at Riverview Baptist Church on Old Blacksferry Lane. Her funeral service immediately followed with the Revs. Tim Hooper and David Watson officiating. Music was provided by Jimmy Duncan.
Her interment was at 2 p.m. Sunday Sunday, July 2, 2017, at Farmers Grove Baptist Church Cemetery on Blockhouse Valley.
Holley Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton is in charge of all arrangements.