THELMA BRADSHAW PHILLIPS
Thelma Bradshaw Phillips, 93, Andersonville, went to be with the Lord Monday, March 20, 2017.
She was born March 6, 1924, in Coal Creek.
She was preceded in death by: Parents, David and Louisa Bradshaw; infant brothers, David, James, and Franklin; sister, Shirley Bradshaw; father and mother-in-law, Horace and Sarah Phillips; brothers and sisters-in-law, Virgil and Lula Rogers, Bill and Jewell Powers, H.M. and Cheryl Phillips; brother-in-law, Ray Kilgore; nephews, William Bradshaw, Walter Rogers, and Tommy Rogers; niece, Angela Kilgore; beloved husband, George Phillips.
Thelma was a devoted Christian who was a member of First Baptist Church in Andersonville. She was devoted to her family and community. Thelma and her husband George were active for many years at the Museum of Appalachia and enjoyed a close friendship with John Rice Irwin. At home she loved to sew and work in her garden. Her greatest love was her family.
Beloved mother of David and Charlotte Phillips, Stacey and Howard Tuggle, Emmanuel and Debbie Phillips; beloved grandmother of Shannon Plemons, Tania Cook, Matthew Phillips, Rebecca Phillips, Jeremiah and April Tuggle, Sarah Tuggle, Jacob and Misty Phillips, Zachary Phillips, Ethan and Tara Phillips; beloved great-grandmother of Haleigh Plemons, Caleb Plemons, Isaiah Plemons, Austin Cook, Madalyn Phillips, Alexander Tuggle, and Raigan Rose.
She is also survived by: Brother and sister-in-law, Jack and Shirley Bradshaw; sister, Margie Kilgore, nieces and nephews, Kim Siebe, Steve Kilgore, Janet Catton, Cindy Daniels, Karen Angarole, Michelle Miller, Kathy Snellings, Tim Bradshaw, Bill Powers, Lynn Justice, Rocky Phillips, Wayne Rogers, Linda Ihander, Carlene Marcum; numerous great-nieces and nephews; special cousins, Sandra Foust, Maggie Phillips; special friends, Faye Bumgardner, Gladys O’dell, Kathleen Wallace, Evelyn Green, Carolyn Stengel, Michael Foust, John Rice Irwin, Melissa and Floyd Anderson and Judy Byrge.
Many thanks to the staff of Holston Health and Rehabilitation for the love, kindness, and excellent care provided during her stay.
The family will held a funeral service at noon Thursday, March 23, 2017, at Holley Gamble Funeral Home with the Rev. David Seiber officiating.
Her graveside will follow at Bakers Forge Cemetery. Holley Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton is in charge of all arrangements.
EDSEL L. WEAVER
Edsel L. Weaver, 94, Heiskell, passed away Thursday, March 23, 2017, at his residence.
Edsel was a member of Zion Hill Baptist Church and a veteran of the United States Army Air Corp and served his country in World War II. He owned and operated Weaver’s Auto Parts in Clinton. Throughout his life he loved to fish, work on cars, and was a man who loved life.
Preceded in death by: Wife, Mable Weaver; parents, Monroe and Mary Weaver; grandson, Tracy Weaver; brother, Paul Weaver.
He is survived by: Son, Eddy Weaver and wife Dianna of Heiskell; daughter, Barbara Weaver of Naples, Fla.; grandchildren, Kelli Randolph and husband Edmond of Powell, Craig Keller and wife Samantha of Cordova; several nieces and nephews.
The family received friends from 5 – 7 p.m. Monday, March 27, 2017, at Holley Gamble Funeral Home. His funeral service followed in the chapel with the Rev. Charles Tindell, the Rev. Kenneth Snow, the Rev. Jack Gwinn.
Edsel’s graveside was at 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 28, 2017, at Norris Memorial Garden with full military honors at graveside.
Holley Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton was in charge of all arrangements.
MRS. JANICE ANN GOFORTH
Mrs. Janice Ann Goforth, 72, of the Eagle Creek Community, Holladay, Tenn., passed away March 19, 2017, at her residence.
Mrs. Goforth was born Jan. 6, 1945, in Anderson County. She was a retired housekeeper with Best Western Motel in Camden, Tenn., and attended Calvary Baptist Church.
Survived by: Husband, James Goforth; daughters, Lisa (Ben Thompson, Diane White; brothers, Vaughn (Carolyn) Ridenour, Harry (Janet) Ridenour, Larry (Georgia) Ridenour, Bobby (Susan) Ridenour, Dewane Ridenour, Jackie (Connie) Ridenour; sisters, Peggy (Steve) Turpin, Rhonda (Wayne) Hatmaker, Debra (Tom) Barton; grandchildren, Beth (Adam) Walker, Ashley (Sam) Carter, Hannah Thompson, Joseph White, Jackie (Zach) Ballard; great-grandchildren, Tucker, Dawson, Annie, Maggie, Reese, Remy, Hunter, Haley, Alexa, and Laiklyn.
Preceded in death by: Father, Millard Herman Ridenour; mother, Dixie Humphrey Ridenour; brothers, James Ridenour, Leonard Ridenour.
Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 21, 2017, at Oakdale Funeral, Camden, Tenn., with Bro. Jeffrey Lankford officiating.
Burial followed at Eagle Creek Cemetery in Holladay, Tenn.
Visitation with the Goforth family was from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 21, 2017.
MR. FLOY A. WELLS JR.
Mr. Floy A. Wells Jr., 85, Clinton, passed away Thursday, March 23, 2017.
Mr. Wells was a retired supervisor with Union Carbide at Y-12. He was a veteran of the United States United States Army. He was a member and past master of Andersonville Valley Lodge #383 and 32nd degree Scottish Rite.
Preceded in death by: Parents, Floy A. Sr. and Flora Bridges Wells; sister, Billie Morris.
He is survived by:
Son, Mitchell Stand and wife Kimberly Ann Wells of Sweetwater; daughter, Sherry and husband David Humphrey of Clinton; grandchildren, Brandon Curtis Wells, Alysha Tackett and husband Michael, Arien Woods and husband Derrick; great-grandchildren, Connor Tackett, Catelyn Tackett, Lacy Lambert, Natalie Woods, Cordelia Woods; several nieces and nephews.
The family received friends 5 – 7 p.m. Sunday, March 26, 2017, at Holley Gamble Funeral Home.
A Masonic Service was held at 7 p.m. with a funeral service to follow in the chapel with the Rev. Ronald Guthrie officiating. Family and friends met at 1 p.m. Monday, March 27, 2017, at the funeral home and go in procession to Anderson Memorial Garden for a graveside service at 2 p.m.
Holley Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton is in charge of all arrangements.
MATTIE VIRGINIA GUETTNER SCARBROUGH
Mattie Virginia Guettner Scarbrough, a long time resident of Kingston, made her final journey to her heavenly home Thursday, March 23, 2017, at The Lantern Alzheimer’s Center of Excellence in Lenoir City.
Virginia was born Oct. 5, 1928, in Roane County, the daughter of Thomas Oscar and Mollie Eva Robinette Guettner. She was happily married to Calvin A. Scarbrough on April 10, 1955. He preceded her in death August 24, 2012.
Virginia retired from Y-12 Nuclear Plant in Oak Ridge after 32 years of clerical work in their medical department. After retirement, she was employed by The Michael Dunn Center, Calhouette Children’s Residence in Kingston. Mrs. Scarbrough served faithfully in her home church until the latter years when the struggles of age and dementia made this more difficult. Through the years many were blessed by her love and willingness to lend a hand, regardless of the size of the task. She influenced the lives of many children, though she was blessed with none of her own. In her latter years, she spent the majority of her time with family and tirelessly working in her yard. She was a woman of many talents and her legacy will remain in the hearts of many, for years to come.
In addition to her husband, Virginia was preceded in death by her parents; an infant sister, Margaret Pearl; and a brother, Thomas Lloyd Guettner.
She is survived by: Sister, Kathleen Wiseman; four nieces and nephews; seven great-nieces and great-nephews; 11 great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews; special friends and neighbors, Kyle and Mary Beverly and their children.
The family received friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Sunday, March 26, 2017, at Fraker Funeral Home with funeral service following at 8 p.m. in the chapel with Pastor Kyle E. Beverly officiating.
Family and friends met at 11 a.m. Monday, March 27, 2017, at Cedar Grove Cemetery on Johnston Valley Road in Kingston, for graveside service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Potters House Fellowship Church, 211 Patton Lane, Harriman, TN 37748.
Online register book can be signed at www.FrakerFuneralHome.net. Fraker Funeral Home of Kingston was in charge of arrangements.
Matthew Hill, 37, Lenoir City, formerly of Clinton, went home to be with his heavenly father March 26, 2017.
Matt graduated from Clinton High School in 1997. Throughout his life he loved listening to music and watching his nephew “Little Matt (Matt Ramsey)” play professional baseball, but most of his time was spent with his son, Riley. He had a heart of gold and loved everyone around him, including his grandmother, Floella Skaggs, who preceded him in death.
He is survived by: Son, Riley Hill of Lenoir City; parents, Tim and Phyllis Hill of Lenoir City; wife, Misty Hill of Lenoir City; sisters, Vicki Ledbetter of Florida, Melody Henderson of Lafollette; aunts, Rochelle Loy and husband Willie, Janice Kidwell, Carlene Indelicato; nephew, Matt Ramsey and wife Kirsten; mother and father-in-law, Ronnie and Kathy Henderson of Jacksboro; sister-in-law, Megan Henderson of Knoxville; special friends, Candice Smith, Pauline Myers; many friends, family and cousins.
The family will receive friends from 5 – 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 29, 2017, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home with a celebration of life service to follow in the chapel.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to be made in memory of Matt to Fresh Start 4402 Hinton Road, Knoxville TN 37921.
Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton is in charge of all arrangements.
REV. A. L. TURPIN
Rev. A. L. Turpin
March 26, 2017
Rev. A.L. Turpin, 75, Heiskell, passed away Sunday, March 26, 2017, at his home.
He was a very loving caring husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He was called to preach at the age of 23. He pastored several churches up until the age of 73, and his favorite verse was “I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith.” 2 Timothy 4:7.
A.L. is preceded in death by: Parents, Felbert and Irma Lee Turpin; wife, Charlene Turpin; and daughter, Margie Ann Pike.
A.L. is survived by: Sons, Harold Turpin and Teresa of Powell, Donald Turpin of Powell, and Billy Turpin and Rebecca of Strawberry Plains; brothers, LeeRoy Turpin and Bertie, Robbie Turpin, Billy Turpin and Fran, Steve Turpin and Becky; sisters, Patsy Proffitt and Tommy, and Brenda Loy and Rocky; grandkids, Shane Johnson, Wesley Turpin and Bessie, Michael Turpin and Heather, Tony Turpin and Brandy, Crystal Hurst and Lance, Lisa Turpin, Darla Turpin, Brandon Turpin and Katy Turpin; 13 great-grandkids; and a host of other relatives and friends.
A.L.’s family will receive his friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 29, 2017, in the chapel of Jones Mortuary.
A.L.’s funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 30, 2017, at Freedom Baptist Church, 5518 Nickel Road, Knoxville, TN 37921, with the Rev. Danny Buchanan, and Donald Turpin officiating. His interment will follow his funeral service at Scotts Cemetery in Oak Ridge.
Jones Mortuary in Clinton is in charge of all arrangements. Condolences can be made to the family at www.jonesmortuaryllc.com
DORIS MAE EARL
Doris Mae Earl, 61, Clinton, passed away Sunday, March 26, 2017, at the Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.
She was born Dec. 17, 1955, to the late Lelton Franklin and Doris Rose Phillips Williams in Chicago, Ill. She worked as an LPN for Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge for more than 21 years. She was a loving mother, nana, sister and friend. Her friends spoke of how kind and caring she was to anyone in need. She loved to travel and to scrapbook. She will be dearly missed.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by: Sister, Pat Salyer; and niece, Amber Lynn Trusty.
She is survived by: Children, Shane Seidner and wife Rachel, Shanna Constant and husband Steven, Stephanie Davis; grandchildren, Shane Allen and Brandon Seidner, Christopher and Caleb Constant, Lauren and Katie Davis; sister, Wanda Fleury; special friends/family, Karen Griffith, Joy Patrick, Cathy Goad, Margo Baker; and other nieces, nephews, and a host of other family and friends.
The family will receive friends from 5 – 7 p.m. Thursday, March 30, 2017, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home with the funeral service to follow at 7 p.m. with Pastor Brad Bullock officiating.
Family and friends wishing to attend the graveside service will meet at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Friday, March 31, 2017, and go in funeral procession to Grandview Memorial Gardens for an 11 a.m. interment.