Obituaries

GENEVA MARIE UNDERWOOD 'PEACH'

Geneva Marie Underwood “Peach,” 93, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2022, at Sacred Grounds Hospice House in Knoxville. She loved her grandchildren and family. Peach was preceded in death by her husband, Charles D. Underwood. She is survived by: Sons, Gregory (Kathy) Underwood and David (Sharon) Underwood; grandchildren, Michael (Misty) Underwood, Stacy (Ryan) George and Derek Underwood; great-grandchildren, Braxton, Drexel, Asher and Aria. The family will gather for a visitation at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2022, at Jones Mortuary in Clinton. Peach’s graveside service will be held at noon Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, at Greenlawn Memorial Park, 2580 Romig Road, Akron, Ohio. Jones Mortuary in Clinton is in charge of arrangements.

WILLIAM CHARLES WARD SR.

William Charles Ward Sr., 100, went to be with his Lord and Savior Nov. 8, 2022. He was 13 days shy of his 101st birthday. William was born Nov. 21, 1921, in Andalusia, Ala., to his mother and father, Foman Ward and Martha Bass Ward. William fought in World War II, The Battle of The Coral Sea, and Battle of Midway, and was a Pearl Harbor veteran. William was ordained as a Baptist minister at Blowing Springs Baptist Church in Clinton, on Jan. 29, 1961. He pastored and preached at numerous churches and was a loyal member of the evangelist team. William never failed to show others his love for the Lord and to share the word of God with them. In addition to his parents, William was also preceded in death by: The love of his life and wife, Lela Jane Murray Ward; daughter, Betty Jane Ward Adkins; brothers, Harvey Clinton Ward, Deleon Edward Ward, and Jesse Ward; sister, Anna Faye Ward Freddericks. William is survived by: Son-in-law, Johnny Adkins of Sevierville; son, William Charles Ward Jr. (Billy) and wife Brenda of Athens, Ala.; daughter, Mary Ann Ward Stuart and husband Allen of Essex, Iowa; daughter, Shirley Marie Ward Coffman and husband Jeff of Maynardville; 11 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. Also, he leaves behind a host of nieces, nephews and friends; and special friends, Shane and Whitney Matchett of Andersonville, Louise Wright of Maryland, and Jean Russell of Clinton. The family received friends from 10 a.m.-noon with a celebration of life following at noon in William’s memory Saturday, Nov. 12, 2022, at Covenant Life Church in Clinton. Pastor Randy Hawk of Clinton officiated; Pastor Mike McVay of Laurel Hill, Fla., and Pastor Johnny Rhea of Clinton officiated the graveside service. Interment services were conducted Nov. 12, 2022, following the celebration of life at Oak Ridge Memorial Park. Pallbearers: Greg Coffman, Joshua Coffman, Jeffrey Stuart, David Ward, William C. Ward III (Lil Bill), Shane Matchette, Morgan Johnson, and Bobby Elliott. Honorary Pallbearers: Darlene Hawk, Sarah Bird, Diane Whittaker, Amber Hicks, Kim Minski, Donna Roach, and Dana Durphee. Jones Mortuary, LLC, Clinton, served the family of William Charles Ward Sr.

DAXTON-RIVER ZAYDE HUTSON

Daxton-River Zayde Hutson, four months, Oak Ridge, went to be with the Lord Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. Daxton was the son of Roy Branum IV and his mother, Justice- Anne Branum. Daxton was always smiling and had beautiful blonde hair with blue eyes just like an angel. Along with his mother and father, Daxton is survived by: Grandparents, James Foust, Yolanda Foust, and Chinchia Hutson; brother, Lakelyn-Lakota Branum; and sister, Eraeella- Louise Branum; and several aunts and uncles. The family received friends from 2-4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11, 2022, in the chapel of Jones Mortuary in Clinton. Jones Mortuary, LLC of Clinton served the family of Daxton Hutson.

CAROLYN McDANIEL

Carolyn McDaniel, 75, Clinton, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge. Carolyn was the daughter of Thomas Boyd Humphreys and Mayme Sue Smith. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 36 years and the love of her life, Sammy H. McDaniel Sr. Carolyn was a member of 411 Baptist Church. She retired as the officer manager, food service, for Anderson County School System. She is survived by: Daughters, Lisa McDaniel and partner Julie Webb of Knoxville, and Tamme McDaniel of Clinton; sons, Sammy H. McDaniel Jr. and Kelly J. McDaniel, both of Clinton; brother, Tommy Humphreys and wife Wanda of South Carolina; sister, Nancy Martucci of Pennsylvania; sister-in-law, Emma Sue Carroll and husband Robert of LaFollette; grandchildren and the loves of her life, Miranda Lyn McDaniel, Molly Jo McDaniel; great-grandchildren, Alora and Macy Jo McDaniel The McDaniel family received friends from 5-7 p.m., until time of service, Monday, Nov. 7, 2022, in the chapel of Jones Mortuary in Clinton, with the Revs. David Choate and Lucas Hurd officiating. Graveside services were conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, at Woodhaven Memorial Gardens. Jones Mortuary, LLC, of Clinton, served the family of Carolyn McDaniel.

SHIRLEY GAIL 'VICKERY' LOUGHRAN

Shirley Gail “Vickery” Loughran, 69, Ocoee, Fla., passed away Oct. 29, 2022. She was the daughter of Roy and Wilma Jean Vickery. She was preceded in death by her father, Roy Vickery. She is survived by: Mother, Wilma Jean Vickery; sister, Rebecca Vickery; husband, David Loughran; and her dog, Zack. She also leaves a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends that will miss her. She was the first grandchild of Cecil and Bertha White. She left her home in the 1960s to go to Michigan. After working at the phone company as an operator for 30 years, she retired to Florida. She worked in Michigan, Tennessee, and Florida. She worked with her best friend, Cindy, at the phone company. She raised cockatiel birds for years and named each one. She loved the dachshund (wiener) dogs. Barbara Fairchild and Donna Fargo were her favorite singers. She enjoyed going to concerts in her younger years. Her first car was a red Corvair and her first job was at Kentucky Fried Chicken. A graveside service will be held at a later date. We want to thank Dennis Vickery for his help during this difficult time.

ROSE NARY MARTIN WEAVER

Rose Mary Martin Weaver, 74, Lenoir City, went home to be with her Heavenly Father at Fort Loudon Medical Center Sunday, Oct. 2, 2022. Rosemary was a graduate of Lake City High School and attended Lincoln Memorial University. She was a Member of Moran Baptist Church where she played the piano and was a Sunday school teacher. She loved attending and socializing at church and reading her Bible. She was an educational assistant for 41 years at Lake City Elementary School. Rosemary will be remembered as Christian woman who loved her family and grandkids but most of all Jesus. She was preceded in death by: Parents, Paul and Ruby Martin; husband, Bill Weaver. She is survived by: Daughter, Charllet and husband Mitch Owens; sister, Nancy and husband Joe Harper; granddaughter, Michelle and husband Gary Dees; two great-grandchildren, Braxton and Naomi Dees; nephew, Martin Hennessee; niece, Mary and husband Brian Hatmaker; great-nephews, Stone and Luke Hatmaker; cousins, Dean Knight, Jane Beth Dimsey, Carolyn Blevins, and Ray DeArmond. The Family will receive friends from 5 – 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, at Holley Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton. Funeral service will immediately follow with the Rev. Alvis Richardson officiating. Rosemary's graveside will be at 11 a.m. Monday, October 10, 2022, at Lynnhurst Cemetery in Knoxville with the Rev. Mark Acres officiating. www.holleygamble.com

VERNA PARTIN DAY

Verna Partin Day, 90, Andersonville, went home to be with her heavenly father at her residence Sunday, Oct. 2, 2022. Verna was a licensed minister of Gospel Light Church of God and worked in many churches since she gave her heart to the Lord on Liberty Street in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1955. She was a Sunday school teacher and youth leader for many years. She had a nursing home ministry, jail ministry, did missionary work in Kenya and Jamaica, and had a radio broadcast with WGLH in LaFollette on Saturdays. Throughout her life she loved cooking, gardening, sewing, family gatherings, reading her Bible, and writing scripture. Verna will be remembered as a Christian woman who loved her family but most of all Jesus. She was preceded in death by: Husband, Arthur Day Sr.; son, John Samuel Day; parents, John Jackson and Catherine Green Partin; brothers, Harold Partin, Bill Partin, and Jack Partin; sisters, Irene Partin and Betty Graves. She is survived by: Sons, Pastor Glenn Day and wife Norma of Rocky Top, Mark Day and wife Melissa of Lake Wylie, S.C., and William “Billy” Bryant Day and wife Tammy of Jacksboro; daughter, Doris Day McBride and husband Ed of Jacksboro; grandchildren, Steven Day and wife Ashleigh, Christy Hibbler and husband Justin, Caleb Day and wife Josie, Sean Doney, and Tyler Doney and wife Whitney; great-grandchildren, Constance Day, Hunter Hibbler, Berklee Day, Emmalynn Day, Leighton Doney, Emma Claire Blackwell, and Meelah Doney; sister, Nancy Tackett; brother, John Lewis Partin and wife Glenna Lois Partin; several nieces and nephews The family will receive friends from 5 – 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7, 2022, at Holley Gamble Funeral Home. Her funeral service will immediately follow in the chapel with the Rev. Ron Wagers officiating. Verna’s graveside will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022, at Norris Memorial Garden. Holley Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton is in charge of all arrangements. holleygamble.com

STEV 'STEVE' REESE BREEDEN

Steven “Steve” Reese Breeden, Claxton, passed away with his family by his side Sunday, Oct. 2, 2022, at the age of 65. He was born to James Franklin Breeden Jr. and Doris Ann Brock Breeden Feb. 17, 1957. Steve was a graduate of Clinton High School class of 1975. He then went on to work as an electrician at Performance Pipe in Knoxville for 45 years. In the 1990s, he served as the president of the Claxton Youth Organization and spent much of his time coaching football and basketball. As the years went on, he enjoyed spending his time with friends and family. Steve was also an avid deer and turkey hunter and enjoyed hunting season as much as possible. He is survived by: Loving wife, Kathy Smith Breeden, of 45 years; two children, Steven Breeden (Brandy) and Vanessa Breeden Fox (Stevie); six grandchildren, Peyton, Reese, Kate, Sydney, Levi, and Easton; sister, Jama Breeden Hill (David); brother, Mike Breeden (Robyn); and stepmother, Vivian Dagley. He is also survived by many in-laws, nieces, and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents. The family would like to extend a special Thank You to Steve’s cousin, Robert Breeden, and the administration and staff at Life Care Center of Blount County for their care, attention, and love expressed during Steve’s final days. The family will receive friends from 5 – 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022, with service to follow and Bro. David Watson officiating at Holley Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton. Graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 7, 2022, at Riverview Baptist Church, located at 410 Old Blacksferry Lane, Clinton. www.holleygamble.com