Obituaries

SALLY CORRINA WILDER

Sally Corrina Wilder, 85, Clinton, passed away Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge. She was born on March 25, 1934, in Anderson County to the late Robert and Vivian Shinliver Seivers. Sally loved her family, especially her grandchildren. She also enjoyed watching the University of Tennessee Lady Vols basketball team. In addition to her parents, Sally was preceded in death by: Son, Jimmy Wilder; brother, Clyde Seivers; sisters, Pauline Hendren, Stella Henderson, Wanda Raby, Fleta Seivers, and Mary Rose Montgomery. Survived by: Sons, Robert Wilder, Johnny Wilder and wife Kathy, Paul Wilder and wife Vickie, Dennis Wilder; daughters, Paulette Hutcheson and husband Bob, Vivian Johnston and husband Mike; brothers, Donald “Duck” Seivers; sister, Ellise Phillips; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren; several Nieces and nephews and a host of other family and friends. The family will receive friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton with funeral service to follow at 8 p.m. with Bro. David Crowley officiating. Family and friends will meet at the Funeral Home at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019, and go in funeral procession to Grandview Memorial Garden for an 11 a.m. interment. www.holleygamble.com

DEANNE KAY (PATT) MILLER

Deanna Kay (Patt) Miller, 73, Powell, passed away at her home Oct. 24, 2019. She was a member of Cedar Grove Baptist Church. Kay worked at Container Corporation of America for a number of years and was Treasurer of CCA Federal Credit Union. She was a previous owner of Powell Florist and co-owner of Creative Design Distributors, both in Powell. She was preceded in death by: Father and mother, Frank and Zelda Patt; and brother, Douglas Patt. She is survived by: Husband of 44 years, the Rev. George Miller; sisters and brothers-in-law, Alissa and Winfred Stone, Janice and Marvin White, all of Powell; sister, Katrinka Steele of Daytona, Fla.; brother and sister-in-law, Tim and Walta Patt of Powell; nephews, Andrew Patt of Powell, Aaron Lay of Port Saint Lucie, Fla., Matthew Richards of Mt. Juliet; and a host of other family and friends. Special thanks to Angela Goode and Sharon Wilson for their devoted care to Kay. The family received friends from 5 – 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton with the funeral service following at 7 p.m. with the Rev. Billy Wade Moore officiating. Graveside services was held at 2 p.m. Sunday, October 27, 2019, at Grandview Memorial Garden. www.holleygamble.com

VENIA CLARK BURCHFIELD

Venia Clark Burchfield, 87, Briceville, passed away Monday, Oct. 21, 2019, at her residence. She was born Sept. 22, 1932, in Soddy Daisy, to the late Louis and Virgie Simmons Clark. Venia was a member of the Grave Hill Baptist Church. She loved taking care of, feeding, and watching birds. Venia also enjoyed gardening. She was preceded in death by her parents, and husband, Dewey Lee Burchfield. Survivors: Sons, Tommy Burchfield and Debbie of Wartburg, Tex Burchfield and Brenda of LaFollette, Kenneth Burchfield of Briceville, Clyde Burchfield of Briceville; daughters, Connie Burchfield of Briceville, Carolyn Carrol and David of Devonia, Linda Burchfield of Clinton, Joyce Golden and Don of Clinton, Patsy Braden and Donnie of Briceville, Pauline Braden and Edward of Briceville, Susan Phillips and Sherman of Clinton; grandchildren, Rhonda, Louis, Laura, Lizabeth, Scottie, Olivia, Dewey, Joshua, Samson, Justin, Jeremy, Hannah, Amanda; many great-grandchildren, family, and friends. The family would life to extend a special thanks to Dr. William Bingham and the nurses of Covenant Hospice for being so compassionate. Visitation will be from 6 – 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019, at Hatmaker Funeral Home. Funeral service will be at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019, in the Hatmaker Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jimmy Dean Byrge officiating. Family and friends will meet at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019, at Hatmaker Funeral Home to go in funeral procession to Seiber Cemetery in Briceville for an 11 a.m. interment. You may also view Venia’s guestbook online at www.hatmakerfuneralhome.com Hatmaker Funeral Home, Lake City, is in charge of arrangements.

DOROTHY M. COWARD

Dorothy M. Coward, 92, Claxton Community, went to be with the Lord Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019. Dorothy was the daughter of Edgar and Lucy Moneymaker. She was the last living charter member of Riverview Baptist Church in Clinton. She was known for her kind and generous spirit as she was always caring for others when the need would arise. After retiring she volunteered as a Pink Lady at Methodist Medical Center and also volunteered at Goodwill. Dorothy was preceded in death by: Husband, Albert Coward; infant sister, Virginia Moneymaker; sons, Eddie and Bryan Coward; brothers, Albert and Ira Moneymaker; and sister, Vivian Kidwell. She is survived by: Son, Douglas Coward; and daughter, Dorothy Buhl; brothers, Ronnie and wife Jacque, and Bruce Moneymaker; daughter-in-law, Anita Coward; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren, five great-great-grandchildren; as well as many other nieces and nephews. The family would like to say a special thank you to the staff of Patriot Park Assisted Living and Amedisys Hospice. Dorothy's family will receive friends from 5 – 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019, at Riverview Baptist Church, 410 Old Blacksferry Lane, Clinton. Funeral service will follow at 7 p.m. with the Rev. David Watson officiating. Dorothy's Graveside Service and Interment will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019, in the cemetery of Riverview Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers donations should be made to the Alzheimer's Association. Condolences may be offered at www.BerryHighlandWest.com.

TABITHA GEORGIA MARKLEY

Tabitha Georgia Markley, 47, LaFollette, passed away Oct. 17, 2019. She enjoyed crocheting, animals, and doing crafts. She attended New Life Ministries Church. Tabitha loved her kids very much. She was preceded in death by her brother, Bradley Huling. She is survived by: Husband, Brian James Markley of LaFollette, mother, Linda Huling and husband Benny of LaFollette; father, Ray Lane and wife Annette of Clinton; son, Adam Markley of LaFollette; daughter, Katy Markley of LaFollette; brother, Gregory Huling of Knoxville; sisters, Kimberly Weirick of Knoxville and Amber Lane Allen and husband Zach of Jacksboro; a host of other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. -1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019, in the chapel of Martin Wilson Funeral Home followed by funeral service at 1 p.m. with the Rev. David Goins officiating. Interment to follow in Disney Cemetery. Tabitha’s guestbook may be viewed at martinwilsonfuneralhome.com The family has entrusted the care of Tabitha Georgia Markley to Martin Wilson Funeral Home “Where families matter most”

CHRISTOPHER STEVEN KING

Christopher Steven King, 60, Clinton, passed away at his residence Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019. Christopher was born March 31, 1959, in Chicago, Ill., and was of the Catholic Faith. He will be remembered for his great sense of humor and loving heart. Chris loved gardening and was an avid Chicago Cubs baseball fan. He was preceded in death by: Mother, Vivian King; brother, Howard King; infant brother, Gregory Thomas King. He is survived by: Father, Carl King; siblings, Nick King and wife Lena, Deborah Dietsch aqnd husband Marty, Kathy Lee and husband Wayne, Carl Clifton King III, Paul King and wife Christine, Phillip King Sr. and wife Donna, Ruth Ann Burgess and husband Tom, and Patrick King and wife Holly; numerous nieces, nephews and a host of family and friends; special friend, Janet Hefner. The family received friends 10 – 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 21, 2019, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with a mass to follow. The address to the St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 327 Vermont Avenue, Oak Ridge, TN. Holley Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton is in charge of all arrangements. www.holleygamble.com

JOHN E. FLORA JR.

John E. Flora, Jr. passed from this life Sunday evening, Oct. 13, 2019, surrounded by his wife and two daughters after a valiant 11-year battle with multiple myeloma. John was a parishioner of St. Mary’s Church. He had multiple interest and careers; he served eight years in the Air Force, worked at Boeing in Seattle, was a sales rep for a sportswear line in three states, was manager of the graphics department at Bechtel, was advertising manager at Standard Knitting Mill and also later at Rogers Cadillac, and some other jobs not worth mentioning. He said his first paper route was by far the best of all these jobs. He worked with various magazines and newspapers furnishing cartoons and illustrations, and was staff artist for the Rapid City Daily Journal. You may also recall his cartoons from the Oak Ridge Observer newspaper. Anyone who knew John also knew that he was not only a talented artist, he loved to make people laugh, and always had a joke or prank. Everyone also knew how much he loved to play tennis, loved college football, cars, hamburgers, good brandy, his religion, political views, and his family (not necessarily in that order)! He was preceded in death by: His dad, John Sr., and mom - Maudine (Dean) Flora. He is survived by: Wife and soulmate of 30-plus years, Leisa Flora; daughters, Megan Flora, Christie Flora Biddle and husband Anthony; granddaughter, Brynn; mother-in-law, Ruth Rittenhouse; along with many other family members and friends. John recounted, “I did get to discover what love is with my Leisa and Meg and Christie.” The family will receive friends from noon – 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. His funeral service will follow with Father Brent Shelton officiating. His graveside will follow at Anderson Memorial Garden. In lieu of flowers, please consider sending any memorials in John’s memory to St. Mary’s Catholic School, 323 Vermont Avenue, Oak Ridge, TN. Holley Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton is in charge of all arrangements. www.holleygamble.com

HENRY RAY ‘HANK’ STOOKSBURY JR.

Henry Ray “Hank” Stooksbury Jr., 83, Norris, went to be with the Lord in the early morning hours Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019. He left here surrounded by his family who are thankful that his struggles here on earth are finally done and he has received his ultimate healing. He was preceded in death by: Parents, Henry Ray Gibson and Ethel Nanny Stooksbury; brothers, Arnold, Clarence, Paul, and Delas; sisters, Gladys, Dorothy, and Edna. He was born at Loyston Point in Anderson County and graduated from Norris High School. He served in the United States Army. He worked in construction for many years, and retired from Y-12 Plant in Oak Ridge. He was a lifelong member of Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church. Henry was known by his nicknames “Hank,” or “H.R.” and was lovingly called “Pa” from his grandchildren and their friends. He is survived by: Loving and devoted wife of almost 60 years, Nancy Stooksbury. He leaves behind: Son, Brian and wife Saralynn Stooksbury; daughters, Julie and husband Timothy Treadway, Lisa Stooksbury and Paul Foust; grandchildren, Sean and wife Brooke, Austin, Kira, Hannah, Jacob, and David; great-grandson, Nolan; sisters, Imma Jean and Patricia; numerous extended family members, cousins, nieces, nephews and in-laws. His list of outstanding attributes are only out shined by the love he had for his beautiful family. To the man who gave of himself tirelessly day in and day out, the man who would never put himself first, the man who loved to laugh and loved to love. He was full of wisdom and wit and wholeheartedly believed your word is as good as a handshake, that if you were going to do something do it to the best of your ability, love without holding back, help others without asking for anything in return, and trust in the Lord to see you through all of life's ups and downs. His legacy of all he taught us to be will last generations beyond his own life. The family will receive friends from 5 – 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019, at Holley Gamble Funeral Home. His funeral service will be 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019, at Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church in Andersonville with Pastor David Seiber and Pastor Robin Kyek officiating. The graveside will follow at Norris Memorial Garden. Holley Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton is in charge of all arrangements. www.holleygamble.com