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Frances Hooks Humphrey, 83, Heiskell, passed away May 29, 2017, at her residence. She was a member of Zion Hill Baptist. Frances was born Oct. 20, 1933, to the late Steve and Myrtle Hooks. In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by: Son, Gary Lynn; brothers, Clyde, Dean, W.L., twin Frank Hooks. She is survived by: Husband of 65 years, William (Bill) Humphrey; daughter, Wilma Foust; son, Billy Humphrey and wife Patsy; grandson, Denver Waddell and wife Natalie; great-grandson, Tyler Waddell; brother, George Hooks; sisters-in-law, Barbara Hooks, Wanda Collins, and June Walker; brother-in-law, David Wilkerson; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. The family received friends from 1-2 p.m., Thursday, June 1, 2017 at Holley Gamble Funeral Home. Her funeral service followed in the chapel with the Rev. Joseph Copeland officiating. Frances’ graveside immediately followed at New Loyston Cemetery. Pallbearers were Michael Murphy, Tommy Wilkerson, Larry Waddell, Frank Waddell, Kenny Long, Lynn Machan, Rex Hooks, and Delbert Hooks. Holley Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton is in charge of all arrangements.


Gerald Graham Sr., 75, Clinton, passed away Wednesday, May 31, 2017, at the Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center in Knoxville. Gerald was a Vietnam veteran and served in the U.S. Army. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. Gerald enjoyed coaching for Clinton Jr. High School and South Clinton Optimist Club, fishing, and reading. He loved spending time with his grandchildren. Gerald was a member of Clinton Christian Church.Gerald is preceded in death by his parents, C.B. and Ruth McFarland Graham. Gerald is survived by: Wife, Barbara Williams Graham of Clinton; son, Jerry Graham of Clinton; four grandchildren, Jerry Graham III, Nicholas Graham, Alyssa Graham, and Autumn Graham; two great-grandchildren, Aiden Graham, and Aubrey Graham; special niece, Samantha Byrge; special grandchild, Madisyn Graham; and a host of other relatives and friends. Gerald’s pallbearers were Jerry Graham III, Nicholas Graham, Jason Leinart, Jason Phillips, Dylan Kear, and Tony Duncan; honorary pallbearers are Teddy Phillips, and Chris Kenner. Gerald’s family received his friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Friday, June 2, 2017, in the chapel of Jones Mortuary with his funeral service following at 8 p.m. with the Rev. Rick Murphey officiating. Gerald’s interment was at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 3, 2017, at Woodhaven Memorial Gardens in Powell with full military honors. Condolences can be made to the family at


John Earl Coward passed away at Harriman Care & Rehabilitation Center Thursday, June 1, 2017, at the age of 76. John was born to John Alvey and Opal Alberta Coward July 12, 1940. He married JoAnn Coward (deceased) on Sept. 21, 1961. John is survived by: Son, Randy Coward and wife Judy of Clinton; daughter, Tracey Branham and husband Richard of Ten Mile, and daughter Debbie Neal and husband Tim of Powell. He was Papaw to Cody Branham, Ryan Keeton, Courtney Neal and Camden Neal. He was preceded in death by: Brothers, Edward and Bobby Coward; and sisters, Hazel “Tootsie” Johnson and Mildred Coward. Graveside services were held Saturday, June 3, 2017, at Springhill Baptist Church.


Dorothy M. Carden, 77, Jacksboro, passed away June 1, 2017, at the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville. She was born Feb. 29, 1940, in Blanche, Ky., to the late Parker and Alice Smith. She enjoyed gardening, flowers, and spending time with her grandkids. Dorothy was a member of Fratersville Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, Dorothy was preceded in death by: Son, Billy Ray Sizemore; brothers, Bill J., and Richard Smith; and sister, Pauline Smith. Survivors: Husband of 56 years, G.B. Carden; daughter, Sharon Carden Kebert; sons, Tony Carden and wife Theresa, G.B. Carden Jr., and wife Gwen; grandchildren, Anndina Effler, Renee Hicks, Whitney Wilson, Jeffrey Carden, Brittany Carden, Jeremy Carden, and Jessica Carden; six great-grandchildren; brother, Roscoe Smith and wife Ann; special friends, Dora and Jimmy Sprankles; and several nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Visitation was held from 5 – 7 p.m. Saturday, June 3, 2017, at Hatmaker Funeral Home in Lake City. Funeral service was at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 3, 2017, at the Hatmaker Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Buddy Long officiating. Family and friends met at Hatmaker Funeral Home at 10:15 a.m. Sunday, June 4, 2017, to go in procession to Sulpher Springs Cemetery in Clinton for graveside services. You may also view Dorothy’s guestbook online at Hatmaker Funeral Home, Lake City, was in charge of arrangements.


Richard Benyo, 64, Clinton, passed away May 7, 2017, at Norris Health and Rehabilitation Center in Andersonville. He was born July 11, 1952, in Cleveland, Ohio, to the late John and Louise Fauitta Benyo. Richard was of the Catholic Faith. He enjoyed playing video games with Jacob White, watching TV, and spending time with his family and friends. In addition to his parents, Richard was preceded in death by his sister, Glory Benyo. Survivors include: Sons, Tim Ivey of Clinton, John Mason Ramsey of West Virginia, Earnest Reese of Ohio, Michael Reese of Ohio; daughters, Callie Ivey of Clinton, Tammy Reese of Ohio; granddaughter, Britney Ward of Clinton; great-granddaughter, Kyndal Daughtery; brothers, Raymond Benyo of Ohio, John Benyo of Texas; and many other relatives and friends. Richard’s wishes were to be cremated. You may also visit Richard’s Guestbook at: Hatmaker Funeral Home, Lake City, was in charge of arrangements.


Hazel (Irene) Long, 90, of the Dutch Valley Community, passed away unexpectedly Friday, June 2, 2017. She was the wife of the late Joe B. Long Sr., former Anderson County Road Superintendent. She was a long time member of First Dutch Valley Missionary Baptist Church. Irene enjoyed her flower gardens, her grandchildren, cooking and was known for her strawberry pies and cornbread. She was preceded in death by: Parents, James and Mossie Lindsay; husband, Joe B. Long Sr.; eight brothers; and six sisters. Irene is survived by: Sons, Joe B. Long Jr., Gary Long (Phyllis), and Larry Long; daughters, Geraldine White (Jerry), Lorene White (Roger), Glenna McGhee, and Wanda Schweigel (Robert); 12 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Visitation for family and friends was from 5 – 8 p.m. Monday, June 5, 2017. Hazel’s funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton, with burial following at Long Cemetery in Dutch Valley, the Rev. Jeff Parrott and the Rev. Gene Roach officiated. Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton was in charge of all arrangements.


James Elmo (Mo) Anderson, age 82, of Clinton, went home to be with his Lord Wednesday, May 24, 2017.  He was born Oct. 19, 1934 in Knoxville and was saved at the age of 12 at Calvary Baptist Church in Oak Ridge. He was a faithful member of New Mountain View Baptist Church in Oliver Springs and attended as long as his health permitted. He was a 32nd Degree Mason and member of Clinton Masonic Lodge No. 376 and also a member of Knoxville Scottish Rites. Mo was a United States Navy veteran who served his country proudly during his years of service.  He enjoyed fishing and gardening work.  He loved gospel music, traveling with The Joyaires for 12 years.   Preceded in death by his precious wife of 44 years, Catherine (Cat) McGeorge Anderson; son, David Wayne Anderson; first wife, Dot Shetterly Anderson; parents, Frank and Bessie Hicks Anderson. Survivors include his son, Gary Alan Anderson and wife, Shirley of Oliver Springs; step-son and caregiver, Ronald Dean (Ronnie) Manning of Clinton; step-sons, Billy Wayne Manning of Knoxville; Jimmy Glen Manning and wife, Kim of Knoxville; grandchildren, Jamie Fleisch, Misty Anderson, Josh Anderson, Kristi Anderson, Jimmy Manning II; great grandchildren, Tristan Fleisch, Addison Manning, Kallie Hammer; brother-in-law Larry (Bud) McGeorge and wife Judy of Tazewell; sister-in-law Veda Jan Miller and husband Leonard of Dyllis; as well as a host of extended family and friends who will miss Mo very much. The family received friends from 10-11 a.m., Saturday, May 27, 2017 at New Mountain View Baptist Church in Oliver Springs. Funeral service followed the visitation in the church sanctuary with Rev. Joseph Copeland and Rev. Gary Breazeale officiating. Graveside service followed at Anderson Memorial Gardens in Clinton with full military honors. Online register book can be signed at  Fraker Funeral Home of Kingston is in charge of all the arrangements.


Laura K. Baker, age 59 formerly of Oak Ridge passed away Friday, May 26, 2017 at Summit View of Rocky Top.  She was a loyal and faithful daughter, sister, mother and friend who always had a bubbly personality.  She will be deeply missed. At her request there will be no services.  Holley-Gamble Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Laura K. Baker.