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Ethel Gladys Hill Walker, Oak Ridge, died in her home on Sunday morning, July 30, 2017, at the age of 93.

Gladys was born March 31, 1924, in Lee County, Ky., to parents Minnie May Davis Hill and Charles Dewitt Hill.

She and her six siblings were raised in Primrose, Ky. She taught all eight grades in a one-room school house at Primrose after receiving her teaching certificate from Lee Junior College. In 1944, she and her sister, Gean, went to Oak Ridge, to work for the summer as part of the war effort. She decided to stay in Oak Ridge and was one of the first group computer programmers for Union Carbide. Gladys retired from Y-12 in 1985 as a section head for the Computer Sciences Division. Gladys met her husband of 61 years, Everett C. Walker, on a blind date arranged by her sister, Gean, and a dear friend, Rembert Harris. Their daughter Patty was born in Oak Ridge in 1957.

She leaves behind friends and family including: Patty and her son-in-law Robert Baird of Clinton; grandson, Patrick of Nashville, to whom she was “Gaga” for 28 years; her very special niece, Bennie Phillips of Murphy, N.C.; sister-in-law, Sally Rae Hill of Irvin, Ky.; numerous nieces and nephews; and dear friends, Joyce Carroll and Bobbie Baird.

She was a member of Glenwood Baptist Church of Oak Ridge where she taught Sunday school for many years.

Gladys was preceded in death by: Husband; parents; brothers, Virgil, Kerney, and Charles Hill; and sisters Sally Rogers, Gean Merriman, and Frieda Hill.

The family would like to recognize the sweet care provided to Gladys by the ladies of Visiting Angels Knoxville and Covenant Hospice.

The family received friends beginning at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton, with a service beginning at 2:30 p.m.

Interment was at Oak Ridge Memorial Park, followed by celebration of life reception for friends and family at Calhoun’s in Oak Ridge.

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate a memorial for Gladys Walker sent to Big Brothers Big Sisters of East TN.

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


Arthur Leroy Setser, 72, Lake City, formerly of Clinton, passed away Sunday, July 30, 2017, at his residence.

Arthur was born Jan. 19, 1945, in Anderson County, to the late Forrest and Bessie Beets Setser. He was a member of Hillvale Missionary Baptist Church. Arthur was a US Army Veteran of the Vietnam War and also worked in security at Martin Marietta at Y-12 Plant for many years.

In addition to his parents, Arthur was preceded in death by a sister, Irene Warwick of Andersonville.

Survivors include: Wife of 42 years, Elizabeth “Jo” Setser of Clinton; daughters, Jamie Setser of Murfreesboro, Jennifer Setser of Lake City, Leann Thompson of Knoxville; grandson, Travis Rains of Lake City; granddaughters, Shayna Rutherford of Lake City, Autumn Repp of Murfreesboro, Kaylee Rutherford of Lake City, Jaylynn Rutherford of Lake City; sister, Alma Jett; brother, Dan Setser; a host of other relatives and friends.

Visitation was from 6 – 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017, at Hillvale Missionary Baptist Church in Clinton.

Funeral service was at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017, at Hillvale Missionary Baptist Church in Clinton with the Rev. Alan Giles officiating.

Family and friends met at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017, at East Tennessee Veterans Cemetery on John Sevier Highway in Knoxville, for burial with Military Honors presented East Tennessee Veterans Honor Guard.


Brian Seeber, 42, Oliver Springs, passed away, Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017.

He was a lifelong resident of this area.

Brian was born May 14, 1975, in Oak Ridge. He was a member of Mineral Springs Baptist Church. Brian loved playing and singing gospel music and was very good at it. He played with the groups, Eternal Life and Mountain Tradition. He also loved traveling and going to the beach.

He was preceded in death by: Father, Eldon Eugene Seeber; brothers, David Seeber and Steve Seeber; and sister, Regina Seeber.

Brian is survived by: Mother, Georgia Burchfield Seeber; daughter, Ashley Seeber Cox and husband Cameron; brothers, Gary Seeber, Eddie Seeber, and Travis seeber and wife Amanda; cousin and friend, Greg Seeber; niece, Jessica Seeber; nephews, David, Jordan, and Garrett Seeber; special friend, Bill Bass; and pet dog, “Jewell.”

The family will receive friends from 5 – 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017, at Premier Sharp Funeral Home. The funeral will follow at 7 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Alan Crowe and the Rev. Charlie Marlow officiating.

Burial and graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 11, 2017, at Frost Bottom Cemetery.

Premier Sharp Funeral Home is proudly serving the Seeber family and we invite you to share a message of condolence to the family on our website at


Faye (Duncan) Patterson, 78, Oliver Springs, passed away Saturday, July 29, 2017, at NHC Healthcare in Oak Ridge.

Faye was the matriarch of her family and loved them all and even those who were close friends, she treated them as family. She was the founder of the Neighborhood Watch in Laurel Grove, and helped organize food preparation with churches in the community for families who had lost loved ones during their funerals with love and compassion. Faye was a member of Laurel Grove Baptist Church in Laurel Grove.

Faye was preceded in death by: Parents, Henry and Bernice Duncan; son, Allen Swicegood; daughter-in-law, Betsy Swicegood; great-grandchild, Khloe Hubbard; sister, Jewel Henderson; brothers, Wymer Duncan, Glenus Duncan, Stanley Duncan; sisters, Virginia Duncan, Norma Wheeler; and grandson-in-law, Eric Hubbard.

Faye is survived by: Son, Dale Swicegood of Rockwood; daughter-in-law, Robin Vandergriff of Rockwood; sister, Evelyn Baker of Knoxville; brother-in-law, J.B. Baker of Knoxville; grandchildren, Kimberly Nicole Hubbard, Jordan Swicegood, Paige Swicegood, and Monique Dowell; great-grandchildren, Ethan Hubbard, Nicholas Hubbard, and Mikaiah Dowell; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Faye’s family would like to thank NHC for the care they provided for Faye while she was a resident there. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Jones Mortuary LLC, 375 N Main Street, Clinton, TN 37716.

Faye’s family received her friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 4, 2017, in the chapel of Jones Mortuary in Clinton, with her funeral service following at 8 p.m. in the chapel.

Faye’s interment was at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017, at Laurel Grove Baptist Church Cemetery in the Laurel Grove Community.

Jones Mortuary in Clinton was in charge of all arrangements.

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Robert Leon May, 83, born Feb. 3, 1934, in Clinton, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.

He was a member of First Baptist Church in Clinton, where he taught Sunday school for many years. He was a 50-year member of Masons and Past Master of Alpha Lodge No. 376 F&AM, Clinton. An US Army Korean War Veteran and served several years in the 278th Army National Guard Unit in Knoxville receiving the Tennessee Governor’s Award in 1973. Leon enjoyed sports and volunteered with Clinton’s Little League in the 1950’s and 1960’s. He enjoyed watching all Vols’ sports and the Atlanta Braves. Retiring from Becromal of America in Clinton as Quality Manager, he then worked at DENSO in Maryville in the Supplier Quality Department. After graduating from Clinton High School in 1952, Leon enjoyed helping to organize the reunions of that class.

Preceded in death by: Parents, Robert Lee and Willie Burress May; wife of 25 years, Beatrice Arnwine (Bea) May; infant brother; daughter, Yvonne Elizabeth Lee; grandson, Byron Patrick May; son by marriage, James Randall Arnwine; son-in-law, Edward Lee.

Leon is survived by: Sons, Martin Leon (Marty) and Rocky Allen May, Clinton; daughters by marriage, Sandra Arnwine, Knoxville, and Cheryl Poole, Ermo, S.C.; special friend, Eugenia (Jean) Webster, Clinton; grandchildren, Chase, Kasie, Amber, Marcus and wife Tammy May, and three grandchildren by marriage, Melissa Brantley, Irmo S.C., Jessica Harrison (Dan) West Columbia, S.C., and Michael McCrery Polk City, Fla.; eight great-grandchildren.

Family celebrated Leon’s new home with friends from 5 – 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017, at First Baptist Church with a Masonic Service and celebration by the Rev. Stan Elliott following visitation.

As an alternative of flowers, donations should be made to First Baptist Church’s Christian Service Center or East Tennessee Children’s Hospital.

Burial was at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 4, 2017, at Highland Memorial, Sutherland Avenue, Knoxville, with full military honors at the graveside.

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


Ann Norman Heatherly, 68, Claxton, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017.

She was a loving daughter, sister, wife, mother, and Mimi.

She was preceded in death by her father, L.H. (Harold) Norman.

She loved her family and will be greatly missed by: Mother, Marie Norman; husband, James Heatherly; daughters Jessica Zody (Bill), and Jamie Blevens (Jeff); grandchildren, Garrett and Tara Zody, and Jacey, Jorja, and James Blevens; and brother, Wayne Norman.

The family asks that you remember her laughter, stories, and craziness.

A private celebration of life will be held in Clinton.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Christian Service Center at First Baptist Church Clinton.

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


Charles Cleveland “Chuck” Green, passed away peacefully Aug. 3, 2017, at age 87 surrounded by his beloved Tennessee family after a long battle with asbestosis.

Chuck has “gone to glory” where he joins his parents Lewis and Lydia Tyler Green; brothers, J.T., Alfred, and Jerry Michael “Mike”; and sister, Emma Ruth.

He is survived by: Loving wife of 61 years, travel companion, and best friend, Eleanor Chumard Green; daughters, Alicia Green Fugitt (Bob) of Sweetwater, Alegra Green Spille (Dave) of Florence, Ky., Tess Green (Dr. Alan Barnard) of Cranbrook, British Columbia, Dr. Kelli Green (Dr. Glen Gholston) of Knoxville; son, James Green (Sonomi) of Tokyo; brothers, Roy Green (Alphea) of Madisonville, Lewis Green Jr. (Joan) of Madisonville; sisters, Roseman Kilcrease (Bob) of Dayton, Ohio, Belva Green (John Dyer) of Dayton, Ohio; grandchildren, Ashley Spillie, Allison Rex, Wyatt Barnard, Kaito Green, and Sofia and William Gholston Green; great-grandchildren, Teegan and Decklyn Ellison, and Hudson Rex; numerous nieces and nephews who adored their uncle Charles.

He left high school to join the U.S. Navy at age 17 and served in the submarine service. He later moved to the US Air Force, and retired after 26 years of service. His Navy and Air Force career took him and his family around the world, most notably to Guam and Okinawa, but the siren call of the East Tennessee hills would prove too strong. Chuck earned a BS in Finance at the University of Tennessee, but was an ardent supporter of Hiwassee College in his hometown of Madisonville. After retirement from the USAF, Chuck was finally able to return home to his beloved Tennessee, where he worked for many years as a planner/estimator at Y-12 in Oak Ridge. Chuck retired from Y-12 in 1990 and after retirement he was involved in the DAV (Disabled American Vets) transportation network, where he served as a volunteer driver, going from Knoxville to Mountain Home VA Medical Center weekly for 13 years. He also went to Washington, D.C., to pick up a new van. He was heavily involved with the DAV Chapter 24 where he also served as past commander, and a Lady Vols supporter.

Chuck was a member of Memorial United Methodist Church in Clinton, and VFW #5156 in Sweetwater.

Chuck was first and foremost a family man, and time spent with the extensive Green clan was his greatest joy. Chuck was an admirable man. His fierce generosity of spirit, sense of fun and adventure, yarn-spinning abilities, natural curiosity, and inclusive nature made him fun to be around.

For many years Chuck and Ellie loved to travel, Chuck could never quite get warm enough, and they spent part of their winters at the condo in Florida, and on the beach at Waikiki on Oahu, where Chuck was first posted in the Navy. They also loved travelling to the Canadian Rockies of British Columbia (in summertime only!) to visit their grandson.

As Chuck’s health declined he enjoyed many contented hours in his “man cave” where he was adored by the neighborhood dogs, and could watch the birds to his content.

The family wishes to thank from their heart the gentle and skilled assistants who cared for Chuck at home during his last months: Tammy, Amy, Crystal, John, Candi and Kent at The Home Option; his amazing and insightful doctors; and the wonderful people, Courtney, Lyndsey and Rachel from Amedisys Hospice. You made his final days peaceful and comfortable in his home. We will never forget you.

The family received friends from 3 – 5 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017, at Holley Gamble Funeral Home.

His Celebration of Life service followed in the chapel with the Rev. Donna Hester and Jim Ern Medley officiating.

His military honors service followed in the parking lot of Holley Gamble Funeral Home conducted by the Campbell County Honor Guard.

Serving as honorary pallbearers were his nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be made to Memorial United Methodist Church, 323 N. Main Street, Clinton, TN 37716, or Good Shepherd Clinic, 312 Prince St., Sevierville, TN 37863.

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


Lula M. “Lou” Graham, left her suffering behind and went to walk with angels Aug. 6, 2017.

Lou was born in Pruden, Ky., Sept. 29, 1935, to Jesse and Mary (Hassler) Green. Lou lived in Anderson County most of her life residing in Briceville, Lake City, and then in Clinton for the last several decades of life.

Lou was preceded in death by: Husband, Glen A. Graham; parents; brother, Robert Green; sisters, Barbara Braden and Betty Harmon; and in-laws, Paul and Mary Graham.

Lou is survived by: Children, Elaine (Chris) Boyens, Karen (Allen) Wilkinson, Barry (Deneen) Jobe, Paul (Bekki) Graham; sister, Creola McKamey; 11 grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Lou was a member of Hinds Creek Baptist Church and leaves many friends to mourn her passing.

Throughout her life Lou was most proud of her family. She enjoyed keeping house, gardening, ancestral research, biblical and historical readings. Lou was a retired nurse who especially enjoyed working with the elderly. Lou lived her life with a kind and loving heart toward others and opened her home to those who needed her help.

The family would like to thank the nurses and staff of MMC, Diversicare, the University of Tennessee Medical Center, and especially NHC of Oak Ridge for the excellent care provided during Lou’s illness.

The family will receive friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017, at Holley Gamble Funeral Home. Her funeral service will immediately follow at 8 p.m.

Friends and family will meet at 11:20 a.m. Friday, Aug. 11, 2017, at Sartin Cemetery for an 11:30 a.m. graveside.

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