Obituaries

TRELIS ‘FAYE’ STEPHENS

Trelis “Faye” Stephens, 85, Clinton went home to be with her heavenly father Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019, at her residence. She was a member of Glenwood Baptist Church. Throughout her life she loved painting, cooking, working with horses, but most of all spending time with her family. She always enjoyed cooking Sunday dinners for her family. Trelis was the rock of her family and will be remembered for her loving heart and generosity. She was preceded in death by: Loving husband of 55 years, Thomas Lester Stephens; parents, Mark and Lydia Byrd; son, Edward McCoy; two sisters; and four brothers. She is survived by: Children, Ronnie McCoy of Clinton, Roseanna Williams of Oak Ridge, James Stephens and wife Suzanne of Nashville; Robert Stephens of Oak Ridge; 14 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; caregiver, Lisa York; numerous nieces and nephews The family will receive friends from noon – 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019, at Holley Gamble Funeral Home with funeral services to follow in the chapel. Her graveside will immediately follow at Oak Grove Cemetery. Holley Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton is in charge of all arrangements. www.holleygamble.com

ROBERT ‘MARK’ ALDERSON

Robert “Mark” Anderson, 54, Powell, went to be with his Heavenly Father Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019. He was born May 7, 1965, in Oak Ridge. Mark graduated in 1983 from Clinton Senior High and later attended Tennessee Tech. Mark was the owner and operator of Anderson Machining in South Clinton. Mark was a loving husband, an amazing son and loyal friend to many. He said he had lived a very good life and was thankful for family, friends and wonderful experiences. Mark was known for his honesty, integrity and willing ability to help anyone in need. Survived by: Wife of 28 years, Susan Anderson; mother, Mary Childress; mother-in-law, Robbie Parker, brother-in-law, David and Sonya Parker and children Joey and Mindy Parker; sister-in-law, Debbie Moore her children Stephanie Hollifield and husband Scott and their children Luke, Grayson, Winston, Brittany Moore and her daughter Blakely Zulliger; niece, Shelby Tilson; and nephew, Justin Conner; childhood best friend, Billy Fox and wife Dana. The family will receive friends from 5 – 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton, with the funeral service to follow at 7 p.m. with Pastor Eddie Sawyer officiating. Interment will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019, at Woodhaven Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers the family was that donations be made to the Anderson County Animal Shelter 110 North Main Street Suite 127 Clinton, TN 37716 . www.holleygamble.com

CHARLES EDWARD (CHARLIE) PHILLIPS

Charles Edward (Charlie) Phillips, Clinton, passed away Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019. Charles was born Jan. 10, 1934, in Hawkins County. He obtained his bachelor’s degree from Tusculum College and then pursued a broadcasting career. Charlie was known as “The Voice of the Dragons” for more than 30 years, and later built, owned and operated WXVO in Oliver Springs before retirement. He was preceded in death by: Parents, William Crawford and Blanche Anderson Phillips; and father and mother-in-law, Raymond and Wilma Rader. He is survived by: Wife of 63 years, Charlotte Rader Phillips; daughter, Terri Hazlehurst (Mikell) of Memphis, Marrianne Holt (Mike) of Knoxville, and Jill Turbyville (Jerry) of Oak Ridge; sister, Shirley Phillips (Sam Myers); brothers-in-law, David Rader and Billy Rader; sisters-in-law, Mona Thacker and Debbie Collins. He was so very proud of his grandchildren, Mikell Hazlehurst (Lindsay), Charles Edward “Chad” Hazlehurst (Erica) both of Nashville, Jeremiah, Maggie and Charlie Turbyville of Oak Ridge. The family wishes to extend special gratitude to Dr. James Bienvenu and Nurse Donna at University Urology, Amedysis Home Health, Amedysis Hospice, and caregiver Sandy Foster for their special attention during our father’s illness. The family received friends from 2 – 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019, at Holley Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton with the funeral service following. The family held a private graveside service at Grandview Memorial Garden. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to St. Mark’s United Methodist Church in Clinton where Charles was a longtime member or to the charity of your choice. Holley Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton was in charge of all arrangements. www.holleygamble.com

BILLY RAY HAYES

Billy Ray Hayes, 82, Briceville, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019, at his home. He loved spending time with his family, and loved Ford trucks. Billy enjoyed gardening and watching races. In his working days he was a coal miner, then went on to be a steel worker and worked for Liberty Steel where retired. Billy was a member of Tennessee Hollow Baptist Church in Briceville. Along with Billy’s parents he was preceded in death by: Wife, Evelyn Hayes; son, Kenneth Hayes; brother, John Henry Hayes Jr.; sisters, Annett Braswell and Henrietta Moser. Billy is survived by: Sons, Mark Anthony Hayes of Briceville, Kelly Ray Hayes and Rebecca Elliott of Briceville; daughter, Tammy Renee Williams of Briceville; brother, Ricky Hayes and wife Mildred of Briceville; sisters, Doris Bunch and husband Wesley of Jacksboro, Sharon Tindell and husband Tony of Briceville; grandchildren, B.J. Williams, Tesa Sherwood, Derek Hayes, Ethan Hayes, Emma Johnson, Michael Matlock; great-grandchildren, Chad Williams, Maci Williams, Logan Hayes, Autumn Hayes, Hayden Sherwood, Dylan Sherwood; and a host of other relatives and friends. Billy’s family received his friends from from 6 – 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019, with his funeral service following at 8 p.m. in the chapel of Jones Mortuary with the Rev. Ricky Hayes and the Rev. Archie Seiber officiating. Billy’s interment was at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019, at Circle Cemetery in Briceville. Jones Mortuary in Clinton was in charge of all arrangements. Condolences can be made to the family at www.jonesmortuaryllc.com

HUSTON RAY BRADEN

Huston Ray Braden, 85, Knoxville, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019, at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center. Huston was born July 29, 1934, to the Late William R. Braden and Stella Hooks Braden. Huston was a Staff Sergeant in the US Army. Huston was preceded in death by: Parents; daughter, Sheryl Ann Braden Jenks; sisters, Lorene Braden, Barbara Daugherty, Maxie Beam Sharp, Evelyn Gibson; brothers, Ken, Donnie, W.R.(Dub) Braden. He is survived by: Survivors: Wife, Rose Braden of Knoxville; son, Keith and Shanon Braden of Greenback; daughters, Sonya and Tim Martin of Talbot, Debbie and Kenny Sharp of Lake City, Dawn and Dan Lander of Monument, Colo.; brothers, Eddie and Brenda Braden of Lake City, Tom and Pam Braden of Lake City; sisters-in-law, Mrs. W.R. (Brenda) Braden of Briceville, Mrs. Donnie (Pat) Braden of Briceville; 10 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and a host of special family and friends. A Special Thank you to the staff of the Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center and neighbors Amanda and Brad Woods, Nathan and Kelly Blanton, and Mary Jane Kelly. Visitation was from 6 – 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11, 2019, at Hatmaker Funeral Home. Funeral service was held at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11, 2019, in the Hatmaker Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Wayne Phillips and Bro. Adam Braden officiating. Family and friends met at the Hatmaker Funeral Home Chapel at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019, to go in procession to Indian Bluff Cemetery in Briceville, with Military Honors presented by the Campbell County Honor Guard, for interment.

RONALD MARDIS

Ronald Mardis, 73, Clinton, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge. He was born April 5, 1946, to the late Clarence and Alma Hogue Mardis in Newport. He was a veteran of the United States Navy, having served in Vietnam. He will be dearly missed. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by several brothers and sisters. He is survived by: Wife, Sue Mardis; son, Kenneth Mardis of Clinton; daughter, Shannon Smith and husband Shawn of Clinton; sisters, Linda Hart of Palm Bay, Fla., Sue Martin of Ocala, Fla.; grandchildren, Chadwick Harley, Sidney Smith, and Evan Smith; and a host of other family and friends. The family received friends from 5 – 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton with the funeral service following at 7 p.m. Burial was at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019, at Grandview Memorial Garden. Holley Gamble Funeral Home wan Clinton is in charge of all arrangements. www.holleygamble.com

POLLY ANN RUSSELL VICKERY

With joy and sadness, our family announces that on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019, our mom, Polly Ann Russell Vickery, at the age of 92, is enjoying her eternal life with her friends and loved ones who have gone on before her. Some of those include her husband Leonard Vickery; mother and father, Horace and Janie White Russell; brothers, Bill, Howard, Fred, Harry Lee and Joe Russell; sisters, Mary Maude (Dugan) Duncan, Georgia Kelly, Zella Mae Stewart, Jessie Gibbs and Juanita, who passed as an infant, Mary Ann Harper and Dewey Grundy, who were considered as a sister and brother as well. Left to continue the example of her love and sacrifice are her children: Sons, Melvin (Patricia), Dexter (Teresa), Dennis, Mark and Stacy; daughters, Phyllis (Ronnie) Woodard and Peggy Vickery; grandchildren, Casey Lee (Thomas), Shawn Vickery (Christy), Melissa Melton (Robert), Lisa Berrios (David), Carrie Stewart (Brian), Daniel Vickery (Hannah), Victoria Phillips and Tiffany Brown (Eddie); and 18 great-grandchildren; along with a brother and sister-in-law, Roy and Jean White Vickery. Aunt Polly held a special place in the hearts of her nieces and nephews on both sides of our family and was shown love, respect and gratitude in their response to the love she had always shown their families, especially the Russell/White descendants as she was the only surviving family member. She spent many hours with family who wanted to go through her "Jottum down" scrapbooks and collections of many dates of births, deaths and interesting trivia about family and friends over the years. Mom was born Nov. 1, 1926, in Anderson County and lived most of her life in Marlow. She was an active member of the Poplar Creek Baptist Church since1948 when she accepted Christ as her Savior under the preaching of her father-in-law, Pastor John Vickery. She served on committees, taught Sunday school, vacation Bible school and brought weekly lessons to the shut-ins before her health prevented her to do so. Mom worked in Magnet Mills until her first child was born, later writing the Marlow News for the Clinton Courier. She was well-known for her stack cakes, her chicken and dumplings and her quilts which were displayed in Windrock Gallery. Mom loved to read and feed every person that came to her door. The Vickery family wishes to extend our heartfelt appreciation to everyone who called, sent a card, visited and especially prayed for our family during Mom's illness. So much love and support has been shown our family. We can’t name all of you. May God bless you as you have blessed us, especially our sister, Peggy Vickery, Dr. Ann Carter, Avalon Hospice, Kat Childs, Poplar Creek Baptist Church, Jean White Vickery, Bertha Smith Lowe and Sheila Russell. The family received friends from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019, at Holley Gamble Funeral Home. Her funeral service immediately followed in the chapel with Pastor Robert Melton officiating. Polly was buried at the Poplar Creek Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Poplar Creek Church Cemetery Fund, 490 Marlow Cr. Clinton, TN 37716. Holley Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton is in charge of all arrangements. www.holleygamble.com

RICHARD C. NELSON

Richard C. Nelson, 73, Clinton, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge. He was retired from Y-12 after 40 years and attended Bethel Baptist Church. He was a loving husband and father. Preceded in death by: Parents, James and Ruby Nelson; brother, Frank Nelson; and sister, Barbara Fletcher. He is survived by: Wife of 45 years, Linda Nelson; sons, Kevin Nelson and wife Kristin, and Michael Nelson and fiance’ Lindsay Bennett; along with several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Friends called at their convenience Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton. Family and friends will met at 10:45 a.m. Friday, Oct. 11, 2019, at Oak Ridge Memorial Park for a graveside service at 11 a.m. with Dr. Darryl Taylor officiating. www.holleygamble.com