Obituaries

ANDREW TYLER CARROLL

Andrew Tyler Carroll, 35, Briceville, passed away Monday, Jan. 28, 2019, at Fort Sanders Medical Center in Knoxville. He was born Nov. 26, 1983, in Knoxville to Dennis Ray and Martha Braden Carroll. He was a veteran of the United States Navy. Andrew was a member of Indian Bluff Baptist Church. He will be dearly missed. Preceded in death by: Grandparents, Jimmy and Parlee Carroll and Blanche Braden-Smith; great-grandparents, Charlie and Margaret Braden; uncle, James Randolph. Survived by: Parents, Dennis Ray and Martha Braden Carroll; sister, Tesa Marie Hinton and husband Steve; special aunts, Mary Randolph, Inez Braden, and Jean Duncan; special uncle, Rudy Carroll and wife Connie; along with a host of other uncles and aunts; cousins, Blake Randolphand wife April, Macie and Cooper; special friends, Calvin and Katherine; and a host of other cousins and other family and friends. The family received friends from 5 – 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, 2019, at Holey-Gamble Funeral Home in Rocky Top, with the funeral service following at 7 p.m. with the Rev. Jimmy Ault and the Rev. Jimmy Byrge officiating. Family and friends met at the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019, and went in funeral procession to the Indian Bluff Cemetery for a 10 a.m. interment. www.holleygamble.com

BOB EVANS

Bob Evans, 83, went to be with the Lord Jan. 28, 2019, at his home in Oak Ridge. Bob worked at Evans Contracting with many of his brothers for 40-plus years. He was a gifted carpenter who loved his family and fast cars. Bob is survived by: Sue, his wife of 56 years; daughter and son-in-law, Jennifer and Jerry Chambers; daughter, Jeanine Evans; and beloved grandchildren, Jessica Chambers and Jacob Holbrook. Bob is also survived by his twin, Bill, as well as brothers Tommy, Von, Kenny, Jimmy, and Pug. Preceded in death are brothers, Clifford, Tiny, and Larry. The family wishes to extend heartfelt thanks to his caregivers Pam, Christina, and Bobby, and his many hos-pice care givers for their loving care and friendship. We will always be grateful. The family received friends from 5 – 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, at Holley Gamble Funeral Home in Clin-ton. His graveside was at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 1, 2019, at Woodhaven Memorial Garden. Donations can be made in lieu of flowers to St Jude's or KARM. Holley Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton is in charge of all arrangements. www. holleygamble.com

DARLENE BYRGE IRWIN

Darlene Byrge Irwin, 64, went home to be with the Lord Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019, at Norris Rehabili-tation Center in Andersonville. She loved to cook, spend time with her children, grandkids, her pets, and going to church when she was able. Darlene also enjoyed being with her lifelong companion, Jimmy Kirby, whom loved and took care of her and stayed by her side until she went home to be with the Lord. Darlene was preceded in death by: Husband, Kenneth Glen (Slick) Irwin; father and mother, Johnny and June Stittums Byrge; aunts, Wanda Day, Bonnie Jo Pike; uncles, Paul Stittums, Harry Stittums, and Lonzie Byrge, and several other uncles. Darlene is survived by: Life-long companion, Jimmy Charles Kirby; son, Kenny Kirby; daughter, Kim Kirby; eight grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren; aunts, Pearl and Fred Williams, and Lovey Byrge; uncles, Dennis and Evelyn Stittums, and Jimmy and Dorothy Stittums; many cousins and a host of other relatives and friends. Darlene’s family will receive her friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, with her funeral service following at 8 p.m. in the chapel of Jones Mortuary. Darlene’s interment will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, 2019, at Oak Ridge Memorial Park in Oak Ridge. Jones Mortuary in Clinton is in charge of all arrangements. Condolences can be made to the family at www.jonesmorturyllc.com

NICOLE ELIZABETH OWSLEY

Nicole Elizabeth Owsley, 38, Lake City, passed away Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019, at Park West Medical Center in Knoxville. Nicole was born Feb. 14, 1980, in Beaufort, S.C. Nicole enjoyed crafts, books and reading, scrapbooking, and going to the movies. Nicole was preceded in death by: Grandparents, Wilber and Opal Goodchild, and John and Alma Owsley; stepfather, Melvin Brock; uncles, Raymond Goodchild, and Steve McCoy; and aunt, Ginger Smiddy. Survivors: Father, Mark Owsley and Linda of Lake City; mother, Sandra Brock of Oak Ridge; brother, Owsley of Oak Ridge; favorite nephew, Kadan Owsley of Oak Ridge; and many aunts, uncles, family members and friends. A gathering of family and friends was held from 6 – 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019, at Hatmaker Funeral Home in Lake City. You may also view Nicole’s guestbook online at www.hatmakerfuneralhome.com Hatmaker Funeral Home, Lake City, was in charge of arrangements.

VIENNA MARY ALICE HICKS

Vienna Mary Alice Hicks, 70, went to be with her Lord and Savior Jan. 27, 2019. She was born on April 10, 1948, in Oneida to her parents, Dr. William Lee Pyle and Laura Pyle. She married Curtis Hicks in 1965 and had five children. Her favorite past times were spending time with her family, reading her Bible, tending to her garden, and taking care of her dog, Nikita. She is survived by: Children, Charles, Sherry, Stephanie, and Jeff; brother, John Pyle; uncle, J.C. Slaven; and sons-in-law, Bill, Derek, and Brad. She was predeceased by: Beloved son, Wesley Hicks; and husband, Curtis. She has five grandchildren: Michael Sharp, Samara Sharp, Jax Sharp, Desire Best, and Tessa Best. The family will receive friends from 1 – 3 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019, at Holley Gamble Funeral Home. Service to be held following visitation at 3 p.m. with graveside service to follow at Norris Memorial Gardens.

DONALD JAMES ZENNER

Donald James Zenner, 87, Clinton, passed away peacefully Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019, at his home. He was a loving husband and proud father of three sons. Donald enjoyed sporting events and watching his sons play. He was a veteran and after 21 years he retired from the United States Air Force. Donald also retired from the postal service after 17 years. He enjoyed fishing with his friends and loved to travel. He was a member of St. Therese Catholic Church in Clinton, where he was a Knight of Columbus for 68 years. Donald was preceded in death by: Parents, Frank and Cecilia Zenner; and sister, Monica Svendsen. Donald is survived by: Wife of 66 years, Ruth Zenner of Clinton; sons, Donald Zenner Jr, of Oak Ridge, Frank Zenner and wife Mary of Union Grove, Wisc., and Wayne Zenner of Knoxville; sister, Fran Pivek; granddaughters, Deanna Zenner Andritsch and husband Aaron of Sturtevant, Wisc., and Ashley Zimmerman and husband Zac of Union Grove, Wisc.; one great-granddaughter, Aubrey Andritsch; and a host of other relatives and friends. Donald’s family received his friends from 5 – 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25, 2019, in the chapel of Jones Mortuary in Clinton. His funeral mass was at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019, St. Therese Catholic Church in Clinton, with Father Richard officiating. Donald’s interment followed his funeral mass at Baker Forge Memorial Cemetery in LaFollette, with full military honors. Jones Mortuary in Clinton was in charge of all arrangements. Condolences can be made to the family at www.jonesmortuaryllc.com

SHARON ALLEN STOOKSBURY

Sharon Allen Stooksbury, 59, Andersonville, passed away at her residence Friday, Jan. 25, 2019. Sharon retired from TVA after 24 years and was born Dec. 6, 1959, to the late William Jarvis Jr. and Dorotha Wilson Jennings. Throughout her life Sharon was an avid antique collector who loved going to yard sales. She is survived by: Children, Jessica husband Michael Stansberry Jr., Russell Allen; brother, Sidney Jarvis; sister, Shelia Jarvis; grandchildren, Michael Stansberry, III, Caleb Bollinger and Gabriella Allen; special friend, Dennis Stooksbury; several nieces and nephews. The family received friends from 5 – 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, 2019, at Holley Gamble Funeral Home. Her graveside service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019, at Anderson Memorial Garden. Holley Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton was in charge of all arrangements. www.holleygamble.com

CAPT. ROSEMARY MARINER

Captain Rosemary Mariner, United States Navy, Retired, died Jan. 24, 2019, in the fifth year of her battle with ovarian cancer, with her husband and wingman of 40 years by her side. She was 65. Born in Harlingen, Texas, raised in San Diego, Calif., she graduated from Purdue University with a degree in aeronautics at 19. Captain Mariner was one of the first eight women selected to fly military aircraft in 1973. After flight training in 1974, she became the Navy's first female jet pilot flying the A-4C and the A-7E Corsair II. She moved to the Naval Weapons Center in China Lake, then Air Test and Evaluation Squadron 5. For sea duty, in 1982 she reported aboard USS Lexington, where she qualified as a Surface Warfare Officer. In 1990, she became the first woman to command a military aviation squadron, VAQ-34, based at the Pacific Missile Test Center at Pt. Mugu, Calif. She attended the National War College in Washington, DC, earning a masters in National Security Strategy, and served on the Staff of the Joint Chiefs in the Pentagon. Her final military assignment was as the Chairman of the Joint Chief's Chair in Military Strategy at the National War College, before retiring in 1997. Throughout her career, Captain Mariner was both willing to serve as a mentor to others and deeply grateful to the men and women who enabled her to pursue her dreams. She was instrumental in the repeal of restrictions on women serving in combat. In retirement, Captain Mariner was a resident scholar at the Center for the Study of War and Society at the University of Tennessee in the History Department, where she taught classes in military history, emphasizing the intersections of war and conscience. She continued to serve as an advisor on national defense policy and women's integration into the military for ABC News, PBS and the Department of the Navy. A voracious reader and an eager academic, she devoted herself to a love of knowledge. In recent years, this included the disease which took her life, which she sought to understand as fully as possible. As expected, she tenaciously fought an implacable foe to the end. She lived in Norris, with her husband, retired Navy Commander Tommy Mariner, and their daughter, Emmalee, who attends Duke University. The family will receive friends from 10 – 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019, at Norris United Methodist Church, with a funeral to follow at 11 AM. Funeral mass will be at 1 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, with full military graveside service to follow at New Loyston Cemetery. Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton is in charge of all arrangements. In lieu of flowers, the family will accept donations to Sacred Ground Residential Hospice.