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Cleta Marie Guy Lovelace, 81, Clinton, passed away Sept. 1, 2017, at Canterfield Assisted Living.

Cleta was of the Baptist faith and was born January 23, 1936, in Briceville to the late Drexel and Lillie Hatmaker.

In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by: First husband, Ralph Van Guy; second husband, Albert Lovelace; son, Ralph Van Guy Jr.; greatgrandson, Zachary Arender.

She is survived by: Children, Sherrie Larkin, David Lee Guy (Mary), Tammy Braden (Carl), and Bobby Van Guy (David Ensley); seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; sisters, Helen Hatmaker, Wilma Dew (Joe), Glenna Chamberlain; sister-in-law, Mary Graves.

The family received friends from 5 – 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017, at Holley Gamble Funeral Home. Her funeral service followed in the chapel with the Rev. Tom Byrge and the Rev. Keith Tillman officiating.

Cleta’s graveside service was at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017, at Grandview Memorial Garden.

Pallbearers were Bobby Van Guy, Carl Braden, Adam Braden, Darryl Arender, Elijah Arender, and Jonah Arender, and David Ensley.

Holley Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton is in charge of all arrangements.


Funeral services for Mr. Aubry Dean McGhee, 82, of Manchester, will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017, at Coffee County Funeral Chapel.

Burial will follow in Shady Grove Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until time of service Wednesday at the funeral home.

Mr. McGhee passed away Sept. 3, 2017, at Unity Medical Center in Manchester.

Aubry was born in Campbell County, the son of the late Caleb and Bessie Byrge McGhee. He was a self-employed mechanic. In earlier years, he owned several grocery stores and worked in the coal mining business as coal miner, coal truck owner, and mechanic. He was a member of the Masonry Lodge of Campbell County. Aubry enjoyed keeping up with current events, watching old classic movies, collecting coins, and loved being outside under the shade tree. He was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church in Campbell County.

In addition to his parents, Aubry was also preceded in death by: Sisters, Gerene Cross and Sue McGhee; son-in-law, Mike Phillips; grandson, Benjamin Cox; granddaughter, Holly Jernigan; great-granddaughter, Emmalynn Jernigan; and great-great-granddaughter, Mia Elam.

He is survived by: Loving wife, Lorenia McGhee of Manchester; four daughters, Kathy Phillips, Gloria Cox, Bonnie (Steve) Scullin, and Debbie Housley; 14 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and 3 great-great-grandchildren.

Coffee County Funeral Chapel is honored to serve the McGhee family.

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Mrs. Ella Sue Tate, Oliver Springs, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.

Her strong will to live, unwavering faith in God, and the love and prayers of family, friends, and many supporters carried her through 10 grueling months of pain. Yet even throughout her own struggle, she faithfully cared for family and friends through many ways including prayers, cards, food, and phone calls. She possessed a true servant’s heart and always put the needs of others before her own. She was a woman of strong faith, believing in the power of Jesus Christ’s love and the beauty and peace that would await her after her passing. With a real zest for life, Sue loved to read, send cards, go for walks, play bridge, travel, and chat with family and friends ... Just to name a few.

She was born April 7, 1938, in Norris to George and Georgia Reynolds. Sue graduated as the valedictorian from Norris High School in 1956. She married Frederick Gene Tate on June 8, 1957. They were happily married for 60 years. From 1966 to 1973, they lived in Saudi Arabia and worked for ARAMCO. Sue worked at Y12 for 35 years and retired in 1993. She was a devoted member of First Baptist Church in Oliver Springs.

Sue was preceded in death by: Parents, George and Georgia Reynolds of Norris; and sister, Jelna Reynolds Beaty (Royce) of Norris.

Sue is survived by: Beloved husband, Fred, of Oliver Springs; her daughters Janet Tate Atallah (Wadie) of West Palm Beach, Fla., and Julie McCullough of Oliver Springs; grandchildren, Nicole Parrott Liner (Justin) of Calhoun, and Bela Parrott of Oliver Springs; siblings Gloria Oakes (Carl) of Andersonville, Linda Hopson (Cecil) of Payson, Ariz., and Darrell Reynolds of Knoxville; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

The family will receive friends from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017, at Weatherford Mortuary. A memorial service will follow at 6:30 p.m. with Pastor Kenny Rains officiating.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to the Methodist Medical Center CCU nurse Kate, special neighbors David and Sharon Chamblee, her church family, and Pastor Kenny Rains.

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations be made to Tennessee Baptist Children’s Home

An on-line guest book can be signed at


Delores Dianne Disney Adkins, 61, Caryville, passed away Aug. 25, 2017, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.

She was born in Campbell County, May 21, 1956, to the late William E. Disney and Mary Lou Pyles Disney. Dianne was of the Baptist Faith. When she was able, Dianne enjoyed spending time camping, fishing, and spending time with her family and friends, especially her grandkids. Dianne was an employee of Git N Go Market for many years.

In addition to her parents, Dianne was preceded in death by her brother, Walter E. Disney.

Survivors: Husband, Danny Adkins of Caryville; daughters, Daphene Morris and Brian of Leland, N.C., Mary Speegle and Robby of Clinton; sons, Tony Adkins of Powell, Michael Adkins of Clinton; brothers, Hobert Disney of Jacksboro, Dale Disney and Janie of Knoxville, Aubrey “Peanut” Disney and Audrey of LaFollette, Steve Disney of Caryville; grandchildren, Cara, Amelia, and Elizabeth Morris, Cassandra, Krysta, and Conner Speegle; several nieces, nephews and other family members and friends.

Visitation was from 6 – 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017, at Hatmaker Funeral Home in Lake City.

Funeral service was at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017, in the Hatmaker Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. George Asbury officiating.

Family and friends will meet at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017, at Hatmaker Funeral Home in Lake City to go in procession to Windrock Cemetery in Oliver Springs for an 11 a.m. graveside service.


Charles Terry Webber, 82, Clinton passed away Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017.

Charles was a member of Clinton First Baptist Church and attended Clinch River Baptist Church with his wife. He was the Anderson County School Superintendent for eight years and retired in 1989. During his tenure as school superintendent, the Anderson County Board of Education and Charles planned designed with Artec, an architect firm, carried out the construction of the Anderson County High School, field and stadium and Grand Oaks Elementary School, located in the Marlow Community.

Also, during his years of school superintendent, the school board and Charles faced the situation of having a student who was HIV positive identified in August of 1987. They provided a positive learning environment for him until he could be placed at Clinton Middle School for his education and protection. The Federal Court ruled that all school systems must accept students who are HIV positive into their schools. The state ordered the closing of Daniel Arthur Special School for Handicapped Students, so that the children would not be isolated but brought into regular classrooms. One of those students was a 12-year-old hemophiliac, who during a blood clotting treatment had acquired HIV, which causes AIDS. Parents in the Lake City area protested his entering school at Lake City Middle School. The principal of Clinton Middle School and Charles informed the school board that they had canvased the Clinton Community and found that citizens and students had no objections to him entering Clinton Middle School. He went on to complete his middle school education and later graduated from Clinton High School. These were a few of Charles highlights during his years of superintendent but there were many more that he took pride in.

Charles was preceded in death by: Parents, Bert and Nell Webber; son, Greg Webber; brother, Bert Webber Jr.; sisters, Odelite Carden, Ulavee and husband Francis Zachery, Zelma and husband Jess Elam, Jean and husband Troy Curnutt.

He is survived by: Loving wife of 60 years, Mary Webber; son, Terry Webber and wife Sandy; daughter, Suzie Clayton and husband Kip; granddaughters, Christine Copelan, Caitlin Clayton; grandsons, Lewis Webber and Matthew Clayton, Eddie Carden and wife Cecilia; nephews, Joel Zachery and wife Kathy, Gary Curnutt; nieces, Carol Anne Ladd and husband Larry, and Dana Peck and husband George.

The family received friends from 5 – 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017, at Holley Gamble Funeral Home with a Celebration of Life following.

Friends and family met at Sunset Cemetery at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017, for graveside services.

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be made to, Open Doors of Tennessee, 118 Coleman Lane, Powell, TN 37849,

Holley Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton was in charge of all arrangements.


Earl LeRoy Braden, 89, Clinton, passed away peacefully Aug. 27, 2017, at the University of Tennnessee Medical Center, Knoxville.

Earl was a World War II veteran in the United States Navy and retired from Exxon Merchants Marines, where he got to travel the world on oil rigs.

He was preceded in death by: Parents, John and Laura Braden; sister, Edna May Queener; niece, Ann Queener Melton; and his oldest son, John Michael Braden.

He is survived by: Sons, Jeff Braden, Randy Braden and wife Danialle; daughter-in-law, Lisa Braden Heaton; three grandchildren, Michael Braden, Emilee and Kobe Braden; nephews, Eddie Queener and wife LyNeil, Jimmy Queener and wife Freddie, David Queener and wife Glenda; step brother, Glenn May and wife Jerry; special friend that helped take care of him, Tammy Christie; many other nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5 – 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017, at Holley Gamble Funeral Home with funeral services to follow in the chapel.

His graveside will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017, at Sunset Cemetery with full military honors at graveside.

Holley Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton is in charge of all arrangements.


William E. “Bill” Brown, 87, Clinton, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Aug. 26, 2017, after a courageous battle with Alzheimer’s Disease.

Bill was born July 16, 1930, in Devonia to William Fred and Edna Owens Brown. Bill grew up in New River. During his childhood he often helped in the local country store, and accompanied the local doctor making house calls. He graduated from Lake City High School in 1950 where he lettered in football. While in high school Bill briefly worked in Moore’s Creek Coal Camp. In August, 1950, Bill enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and was stationed in Goose Bay, Labrador and Greenland where he worked in communications as a teletype operator. Bill was honorably discharged from the Air Force in September, 1953.

He was awarded the Good Conduct Medal for three years of honorable and faithful service.

Upon returning home, Bill began working for Union Carbide Corporation in April, 1954, later to become Martin Marietta Energy Systems. While employed there he worked at both K-25 and Y-12. Bill retired as an H-V-E Inspector from Martin Marietta Energy Systems in September, 1992. After retiring Bill enjoyed working out at The Lifter’s Club in Oak Ridge and maintaining his home and lawn. He also enjoyed baseball, especially the Cincinnati Reds’s Pete Rose and the Chicago Cubs. He also loved watching the television series “Gunsmoke” and any westerns starring John Wayne.

Bill loved the Lord and was a member of Edgemoor Baptist Church. He accepted Christ April 24, 1994, and was baptized May 1, 1994. He participated in mission trips with the church and taught Sunday school class. Bill enjoyed reading his Bible every morning and never missed watching Dr. Charles Stanley on television.

Bill was preceded in death by: Parents, Fred and Edna Brown; sister, Marion Leach; daughter, Gina Collins; son, David Cox; and granddaughter, Amy Cox.

He is survived by: Beloved wife of 39 years, Geraldine “Gerri” Pebley Brown; sister, Patsy (Wallace) Coker of Oliver Springs; daughter-in-law, Kathy Cox; granddaughter, Katie Cox-Warren (Clay) of Oak Ridge; son-in-law, Randy Collins; and granddaughter, Sandy Collins of Lawrenceville, Ga.

The family would like to express their deepest gratitude to the staff at Morning Pointe Assisted Living-Clinton for the wonderful care they provided to Bill during the past year and a half. They also would like to thank Caris Home Care for the care they recently provided to Bill.

The family received friends from noon – 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home. The funeral followed with Levi Dodd officiating. Graveside service was held afterwards at Woodhaven Memorial Gardens in Claxton.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that memorials be made to Alzheimer’s Tennessee, Inc.-East TN Office at 5801 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919, or online at

Holley Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton is in charge of all arrangements.


Mary Harvey, 82, Clinton, passed away Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017, at North Knoxville Medical Center.

She was born July 12, 1935, in Clinton to the late Sam and Vida Wilson Patterson. She attended Pleasant View Baptist Church when she was able. Mary enjoyed reading, gardening and spending time with her family.

In addition to her parents, Mary was preceded in death by: Son, Samuel Joe Dotson; brother, Eugene Patterson; aunt, Cassie Patterson.

Survived by:
Children, Gary Dotson and Velma, Brian Dotson Sr., Alicia Dotson; brother, Samuel Patterson; eight grandchildren; one
great-grandchild; very special friend, Carolyn Cox; daughter-in-law, Cindy Dotson; cousins, Willa and Charlie.

The family will receive friends from 2 – 4 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home from. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the funeral home.

Holley-Gamble Funeral Home is honored to serve Mary’s family.