Obituaries

KENNETH W. HOPPER

Kenneth W. Hopper, 82, Clinton, passed away at Tennova North Specialty Hospital on Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020. He was a longtime member of Second Baptist Church and retired from Y-12 in Oak Ridge. He was born March 11, 1938, in Calvert City, Ky., to the late Raymond and Audrey Hopper. In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by two sisters and five brothers. He is survived by: His loving wife of 63 years, Maizine Hopper of Clinton; sister, Emma Bennett of Evansville, Ind.; and a host of nieces and nephews. The family will have a graveside service at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020, at Anderson Memorial Garden with Pastor Mike Thompson officiating. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be made to Second Baptist Church, 777 Public Safety Lane, Clinton, TN 37716. Holley Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton is in charge of all arrangements. www.holleygamble.com

AUDREY DALE HAWKINS

Audrey Dale Hawkins, 49, Clinton, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020, at his residence. Audrey was born March 12, 1971, in Lake City to Lloyd D. Hawkins and Marie Martin Hawkins. Audrey was a truck driver for Emmit Construction. He was of the Baptist faith and a member of Clear Branch Baptist Church. Audrey enjoyed deer hunting, fishing, and horseback riding. In addition to his father, Audrey was preceded in death by his grandparents. Survivors include: Mother, Marie Hawkins of Clinton; son, Michael Hawkins of LaFollette; daughter, Audrea Jennifer Hawkins of Karns; brother, Dennis Hillard of Lake City; sister, Angie (R.J.) Daugherty of Knoxville; grandchildren, Amber Daniel and Trey Daniel, Stella Tucker, Lane Hawkins and Tianna Hawkins; one niece; two nephews; special friends, Bobby and Rhonda Jenkins; and a host of other relatives and friends. Pall bearers: Michael Hawkins, Joshua, Joseph, and RJ Daugherty, Dennis Hillard, Larry Burton. Visitation was from 1 – 3 p.m. Monday, Oct. 12, 2020, at Hatmaker Funeral Home. Funeral service was at 3 p.m. Monday, Oct. 12, 2020, in the Hatmaker Funeral Home Chapel. Interment followed the funeral service at Leach Cemetery in Lake City.

ROBERT L. 'BOB' WALDEN

Robert L. “Bob” Walden, 84, Clinton, Mo., passed away Tuesday evening, Oct. 6, 2020, at Warsaw Health and Rehabilitation Center in Warsaw, Mo. He was born Oct. 20, 1935, in Hoot Owl Holler, Tennessee, the son of William W. Walden Sr., and Nannie (Douglas) Walden. He married Harriette Louise Hembree on Sept. 7, 1980, in Birmingham, Ala. She preceded him in death on July 19, 2017. Bob retired as Master Sergeant from the United States Air Force, serving in the Korean and Vietnam wars. Surviving are: One son, Bobby Walden; step-daughter, Sharon Jackson and husband Ken of Warrensburg, Mo.; one grandson, Major Christopher D.C. Smith, United States Army, and wife Sydnea of Colorado Springs, Col.; two granddaughters, Jennifer Kocher and husband Austin of Warrensburg, Mo., and Christina; eight great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to Harriette, he was preceded in death by: First wife, Lillian; four brothers, William Jr., Carl, Paul and Don; and five sisters, Ermagene, in infancy, Mildred, Della Mae, Bernice and Lynn. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020, at Bradley & Hadley Funeral Home, Clinton, Mo. The family will receive friends from 10 – 11 a.m., just prior to the funeral service. Interment will be in Vansant Road Cemetery. Friends may call Monday from noon – 8 p.m. at the funeral home. The family suggests memorial contributions to the Golden Valley Door of Hope, and these donations may be left in care of the funeral home.

CARL EDWARD RIGHT

Carl Edward Wright, 73, Clinton, passed away at his home Monday, Oct. 5, 2020, after battling cancer. Carl was born Oct. 23, 1946, in Clinton to the late Arthur and Tressie (Stooksbury) Wright. He was an alumnus of Clinton High School and graduated in 1964. Upon graduating, Carl served in the United States Air Force from 1964 to 1968. He held an associate’s degree in business and worked at the family’s sawmill, Wright Lumber Company. He later ran his own delivery service, as well as worked for Burkhart Enterprises and Claiborne Trucking. Carl met his wife, Paula, through a mutual friend and they were married in Rockville, Md., Oct. 28, 1972. Carl was an avid fisherman, and could often be found casting his line into the ponds at the end of the road, in the Clinch River, or on Norris Lake. He loved gospel music and classic country and even spent some time as a Deacon of South Clinton Baptist Church and singing in the church choir. In addition to his parents, Carl was preceded in death by his brother, Fred Wright. Carl is survived by: Loving wife of almost 48 years, Paula Lynn Carscaddon Wright; daughter, Carley Holbrook and husband Jamie; son, Wesley Wright and wife Cynthia; grandchildren, Haleigh, Natalie, Colby, Kelsey, Carson, and Elaina; sister, Wilma Brooks and husband Larry; brother, Willard Wright and wife Pat; sister-in-law, Joyce Hanks; and several nieces and nephews. There was a private graveside service for family and close friends Friday, Oct. 9, 2020. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to the American Cancer Society. Holley Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton is in charge of all arrangements. www.holleygamble.com

MARGARETT ANN WEBB

Margarett Ann Webb, 75, Andersonville, passed away Oct. 1, 2020, at Norris Health and Rehab. Margarett was strong in her love for her family and her love for the Lord. She enjoyed fishing, hummingbirds and her cat, Pretty Boy. She will always be remembered as a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was preceded in death by: Parents, Paul and Leola Setzer; brother, Paul Setzer; and sister, Linda Holt. She is survived and will be greatly missed by: Husband, Eugene Webb of Powell; daughter, Debi Webb and her fiancé Andrew of Halls; grandson, Chris Webb; brother-in-law, Jimmy of Georgia; great-grandchildren, Blake and Brayden Webb. The family received friends from 5 – 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020, in the chapel at Jones Mortuary with a funeral service following at 7 p.m. Family and friends will gather at Woodhaven Memorial Gardens at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 5, 2020, for interment. Online condolences for the family may be expressed at www.jonesmortuaryllc.com. Jones Mortuary in Clinton is in charge of all arrangements.

BETTY F. WALKER

Betty F. Walker, 87, Knoxville, a great loving mother passed away at her home Oct. 1, 2020, after a courageous battle with vascular dementia. Betty was a member of South Clinton Baptist Church and the Red Hats society. She retired from Martin Marietta/Y-12 as a group leader after 29 years of service. She was a pianist for two different church’s in the Solway community, one in Anderson County, played in the Dulcimer Group at Grace Baptist Church in Knoxville, and played the piano for several quartets. Betty also sang and played in a trio with her sisters, Loetta Fraker Hopson and Francis Foust Householder, at the Anderson County Singing Convention and other churches. She was preceded in death by: Loving husband of 61 years, William A. “Bill” Walker; parents, Claude and Beatrice Fraker; sister, Jewel Dean Ault. She is survived by: Son, William “Chuck” Walker of Knoxville; sister, Loetta Fraker Hopson of Athens; special friend, Peggy Loy of South Clinton Baptist Church, who sent her courageous cards and was always calling Betty during her illness. The family would like to thank the University of Tennessee Hospice; outstanding nurse, Patrick Moore; home health aides, Amanda Throckmorton and Stephanie Parrish; Chaplain, Bill Scott; social worker, Helen Wilkens; and the nurses her son, Chuck, called in the middle of the night and weekends. The family will receive friends from 5 – 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 5, 2020, at Holley Gamble Funeral Home. Her funeral service will follow in the chapel with the Rev. Roger Pugh officiating. Betty’s graveside will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020, at Woodhaven Memorial Garden. Holley Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton is in charge of all arrangements. www.holleygamble.com

GERALDINE WRIGHT

Geraldine Wright, 75, Lake City, passed away Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020, at her home. She was born Nov. 24, 1944, to the late Raymond and Ellen Robbins Shoun in Lafollette. She enjoyed cooking when she was able. She also loved children and was a longtime beloved member of Willowbrook Baptist Church where she taught Sunday school and kept the nursery before her health failed. She will be dearly missed. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by: Husband, Donald Wright; brothers-in-law, Arthur Harness and Jim Herrell. She is survived by: Children, Teresa Dawn Wright, Thomas Gene Wright, Noel Zintak and husband Chris; sisters, Pauline Harness, Carol Ann Wilson and husband Eddie, Shirley Herrell; grandchildren, Liam Alec Wright, Isaiah Byrge, Aiden Watzlawick; and lots of good friends. The family received friends from 5 – 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Lake City, with the funeral service follow at 7 p.m. with Pastor Roger Leach officiating. Family and friends will meet at the Oak Grove Cemetery at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 5, 2020, for her graveside service. www.holleygamble.com

CHERRY KAY (WHITACKER) ZIMMERMAN

Cherry Kay (Whitaker) Zimmerman Nov 28, 1947 - Sept 29, 2020. Love of my life, best friend, amazing mother, daughter, and friend to everyone. Born in Corinth, Miss., but a long time East Tennessean, she lived in Claxton and attended Clinton High school, graduating class of 1965. Daughter to Golburn “Roy” (deceased) and Mary “June” Whitaker. Sister to Danny Whitaker. Wife and best friend to Alan Zimmerman for the last 23 years. Loved her bonus children and grandchildren as if they were her own. The glue that kept us together. Please donate in her name to the Cancer Support Community of East Tennessee https://www.cancersupportet.org. Holley Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton is in charge of all arrangements. www.holleygamble.com