Obituaries

BEVERLY JANE WHITE

Beverly Jane White, 72, Lake City, passed away Feb. 4, 2019, at Summit View of Rocky Top. Beverly was born Dec. 22, 1946, in Briceville to the late Willard Lee and Betty June Foust White. She was a member of the First Baptist Church. Beverly loved people, her birds, and going to church. She was preceded in death by: Parents; brother, James White; sister, Victoria Lee White; aunt, Anna Bea and Eugene Jones. She is survived by many cousins, family, and friends. Visitation was from 6 – 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019, at Hatmaker Funeral Home. Funeral service was at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019, in the Hatmaker Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jimmy Ault officiating. Interment was at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019, at Woodhaven Memorial Gardens in Claxton. You may also view Beverly’s guestbook online at www.hatmakerfuneralhome.com Hatmaker Funeral Home, Lake City, was in charge of arrangements.

ALAN STUART MORGAN

Alan Stuart Morgan, 71, Knoxville, passed away Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019, at his home. He was an USMC Veteran serving in Vietnam and was a Purple Heart recipient. Alan loved his family. He enjoyed playing golf and was an avid University of Tennessee fan. Alan was preceded in death by: Parents, Albert and Hazel Morgan; and daughter, Amy Morgan. Alan is survived by: Wife, Lori Morgan of Knoxville; daughter, Casey Austin of Guntersville, Ala.; son, Clay Williams of Morris, Ala.; sister, Sandra Moore of Sevierville; grandson, J.T. Austin; and a host of friends. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Ben Atchley State Veterans Home, 9910 Coward Mill Road, Knoxville, TN 37931. Alan’s family and friends will gather at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019, at the East Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery in Knoxville for a graveside service with full military honors at his graveside. Jones Mortuary in Clinton is in charge of all arrangements. mCondolences can be to the family at www.jonesmortuaryllc.com

ALINE DABNEY MARTIN

Aline Dabney Martin, 97, Lake City, passed away peacefully at her residence Feb. 2, 2019. Aline was born Oct. 5, 1921 in Beech Grove to the late William Burley and Alice Duncan Dabney. She was a lifelong member of the Main Street Baptist Church. Aline loved flowers, cooking, reading and going to church. She was preceded in death by: Parents; husband, Roy F. Martin; brothers, William “Bill” Owen, Eldridge “Mutt,” and Joe Glen Dabney; sisters, Thelma Hendren, Hazel Lou Hall, and Marie Sharp. Survivors: Sons, Dennie and Kaye Martin of Union Mill, N.C., James “Ronnie” and Joan Martin of Lake City; grandchildren, Januarie and Douglas West, Jessica and Alan Lane, April and Chris Rowe; great-grandchildren, Holland and Browning West, Luke and Finn Lane, Nicholas and Noah Boggs, Austin, Joey and Abigail Rowe; caregivers, Ethel Kennedy, Gail Harris, Sharon Sharp and Pam Romig; many nieces, nephews and a host of other relatives and friends. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made in honor of Aline to the Main Street Baptist Church. Visitation was from 5 – 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4, 2019 at Main Street Baptist Church in Lake City. Funeral service was held at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4, 2019, at Main Street Baptist Church with the Rev. Wayne Phillips officiating. Family and friends met at Hatmaker Funeral Home at 10:15 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019, and went in funeral procession to Oak Grove Cemetery in Lake City, Tennessee for an 11 a.m. interment. You may also view Aline’s guestbook online at www.hatmakerfuneralhome.com Hatmaker Funeral Home, Lake City, was in charge of arrangements.

WILLIAM L. ‘PERK’ COOPER JR.

William L. “Perk” Cooper Jr., Colonel, USAF Retired, passed away Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019, at the age of 90. He was born in Balkan, Ky., July 18, 1928. Colonel Cooper graduated from Fork Union Military Academy, and earned a B.S. degree in biology/chemistry at Carson-Newman College, a B.S. degree in mechanical engineering at Texas Tech University, and a Master of Science Degree at the University of Tennessee. He also graduated from the United States Air Force Pilot Training School, the Squadron Officers School, the Command and Staff College, and the Air War College. In addition, he graduated from the Advanced Fighter Weapons School, Physiology School, Senior Cryptographic School, and Logistic School. He spent 28 years in the Air Force, flew more than 500 combat sorties in Korea and Vietnam Conflicts. He was a project engineer and flew newly developed conventional weapons systems, and completed a tour with the Defense Intelligence Agency as Operations Officer of the Defense Special Missile and Astronautics Center with the National Security Agency. He retired from active duty February, 1979, with more than 6,000 flying hours. Decorations include the Distinguished Flying Cross, Bronze Star, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal with 16 Oak Leaf Clusters and numerous other medals and ribbons. After retiring from the Air Force, he worked as an engineer at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory from which he retired in 1990. He was a life member of the Air Force Assn., VFW, Military Officers Assn., and National Assn. of Uniformed Services. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Clinton, since 1939. Preceded in death by: Parents, William L. and Kathryn Cooper; and wife, Rachel S. Cooper. Survivors: Sons, William L. Cooper III and wife Nancy Tabor of Knoxville, Tim Charles Cooper and wife Denise of Memphis; daughters, Anne Edith Cooper Lovain of Knoxville, Amy Katheryn Cooper of Chicago; and six grandchildren, Rachel K. Lawson and husband Tyler of Powell, Kristofer Cooper, Abby Cooper and Caroline A. Lovain of Knoxville, Kathryn Cooper and Sarah Cooper of Memphis; great-grandson, Cooper C. Lawson of Powell; niece, Jane Taylor of Dalton, Ga. Family and friends will meet at 9:15 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019, for a service at 9:30 am in the Rotunda of the East Tennessee Veteran’s Cemetery on Lyons View Pike, Knoxville. The Rev. Dean Taylor will be officiating. Full military honors will be provided by Campbell County Veterans Honor Guard. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Wounded Warriors Project.https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org www.holleygamble.com

MARY RUTH MILLS

Mary Ruth Mills, 67, Rocky Top, passed away Friday, Feb. 1, 2019, at Lafollette Medical Center. She was born Sept. 5, 1951, in Speedwell to the late Boyd Edward and Mary Jane McDonald Rogers. When she was able she enjoyed cooking and reading. In addition to her parents, Mary Ruth was preceded in death by: Sisters, Frances Ann Brantley and Lois Marie Wright; brother, Ruben Frank Rogers; niece, Jannie Marsee. Survived by: Daughter, Heather Schwarzen and husband Christopher; son, Preston Mills and wife Deborah; sisters, Norma Lou Myers, Trudy DeArmond and husband Frank; brother, James Ronald Roger and wife Pat; grandchildren, Babita, Mary Hannah, Mathaus, Jack, Phineas, John Mark, Birdie, Simon and Jude; nieces and nephews, Butch, Dewayne, Ronald Lynn, Marquetta, Angela, Chuck, Subrena, Kathy, Teresa, Shelia and Jeannie; brother-in-law, Bobby Wright; sister-in-law, Bonnie Rogers The Family received friends from noon -1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4, 2019, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Rocky Top, with the funeral service following at 1 p.m. Mary Ruth’s interment was held at Grandview Memorial Gardens in Clinton following the funeral service. www.holleygamble.com

MARGARET GRACE MANLEY

Margaret Grace Manley, 87, Andersonville, passed away Friday, Feb. 1, 2019, at her home. She was a wonderful wife and mother, loved her kids and grandchildren. Margaret was loyal, generous, never met a stranger and was liked by everyone she met. Margaret was preceded in death by: Parents, Ernest and Ruth Foust; husband, James Robert Manley; twograndsons, Matthew Rummel and Jim Hollamon. Margaret is survived by: Sons, Gary Wayne Manley and wife Donna of Clinton, and James Michael Manley and wife Rhonda of Clinton; daughters, Brenda Gentry and husband Dale of Arizona, Kay Price and husband Gordon of Andersonville, Kim Gentry and husband Waylon of Clinton, and Jennifer Manley of Arizona; sister, Jewell Seto of Oak Ridge; 14 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; niece, Teresa Melton; and a host of other relatives and friends. Margaret’s family will receive her friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019, with her funeral service to follow at 8 p.m. in the chapel of Jones Mortuary with the Rev. Jeff Hamilton officiating. Margaret’s interment will be at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019, at the Veterans Cemetery on Lyons View Pike in Knoxville. Jones Mortuary in Clinton is in charge of all arrangements. Condolences can be made to the family at www.jonesmortuaryllc.com

MARY L. THOMAS

Mary L. Thomas, 69, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Monday, Jan. 28, 2019, surrounded by loving family and friends. Mary enjoyed gardening, but most of all she enjoyed her family, especially her children and grandchildren. Mary was a member of Faith Missionary Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ether and Pauline Phillips. She was also preceded in death by: Brother, Ether “E.B.” Phillips Jr.; and grandson, Andrew Thomas. Mary is survived by: Husband, Johnny Thomas; sons, Johnny Dewayne Thomas, Jason Michael Thomas; daughters, Tammy Ford (Paul), Melinda York (John), Janet Weatherly (Keith); sisters, Patsy Weaver (Mike), Evelyn Powers Davidson (Ed), Betty Haggard (Danny), Martha Powers (Wayne), Doris Conatser; grandchildren, Tyler, Sable, Elizabeth, Christine, Brian, Tiffany, Megan, Eric, Brittany, Kristen, Dawson, Justin, Ethen, A.J., Cody, Christian, and Ceirra; nine great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. The family would like to express their sincere love and appreciation to Mary’s special friend and nurse, Gayle Marks, of Methodist Medical Center for going above and beyond her call of duty during this difficult time. The family will receive friends from 5 – 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, 2019, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home with the funeral service to follow at 7 p.m. with the Rev. Tim Bradshaw and Donnie Chambers officiating. Family and friends will meet at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019, and go in funeral procession to the Sunset Cemetery for a noon interment. www.holleygamble.com

THOMAS LEE ROBERTS

Thomas Lee Roberts, 68, Powell, passed away at his home Monday, Jan. 28, 2019. Mr. Roberts was born Dec. 21, 1950, to Norman J. and Lelia Roberts. He was a member of Redemption Church in Knoxville.In earlier years, Mr. Roberts worked as a brick mason. He served in the Army from 1970 through 1972 and also served in Korea.He loved fishing, University of Tennessee football and basketball, and enjoyed helping at his church. Mr. Roberts is preceded in death b: Parents; brother-in-law, Leon Corder; and nephew, Doyle Corder. Thomas is survived by: Children, Lori Roberts, William Roberts, and Jessica (Jamie) Curtis; grandchildren, Brent Taylor, Chesnie Trupiano, Jaci Curtis, and Jackson Curtis; siblings, June Corder, Leon Roberts, Rick (Sue) Roberts, Larry (Beverly) Roberts, and David Roberts; special friends, Kyle Bunch, Frank Gault, and J.O. Adams; and a host of nieces and nephews and many friends. Visitation will be from 5 – 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, in the chapel of Woodhaven Funeral Home, with the funeral to follow at 7 p.m. Interment will be at 9:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 1, 2019, at East Tennessee Veterans Cemetery. To share your thoughts and condolences please go to www.woodhavenfh.com. Woodhaven Funeral Home & Memorial Gardens are honored to serve the Roberts Family.