Obituaries

CHRISTOPHER SCOTT BYRUM

Christopher Scott Byrum, 45, Oliver Springs, passed away Monday, March 25, 2019, at Park West Medical Center in Knoxville. Christopher was born Jan. 6, 1973, in Lake City to Paul E. Byrum Gladys Byrge. He was of the Baptist faith. Chris played football and was the captain of his soccer team. He loved sports, guitar, animals, people, and trail riding. Chris was one of the best musicians in the area. Christopher was preceded in death by: Grandparents, Callaway and Ollie Byrge, Harold and Lucille Jones; father, Paul E. Byrum; and lots of uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, and cousins. Survivors: Mother, Gladys Byrge Byrum of Clinton; son, Christopher Tristan Byrum of Knoxville; daughter, Abigail Wells of Lake City; brother, Paul Eric Byrum of Clinton; niece, (Little Booger), Sasha Byrum of Clinton; special friends like family, Angela Hartney and Brenda Hartney; aunt, Ruby McCartt and David of Akron, Ohio; uncles, Arnold Byrge of Clinton, Ike Byrge and Ivory of Lake City; many other family members and friends. Visitation was from 2 – 4 p.m. Sunday, March 31, 2019, at Hatmaker Funeral Home. Funeral service was at 4 p.m. Sunday, March 31, 2019, in the Hatmaker Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Franklin Henegar and the Rev. Tommy Byrge officiating. Interment followed the funeral service at Byrge Cemetery in Briceville.

AVALEIGH GRACE RICE

Avaleigh Grace Rice, Lake City, passed away peacefully Monday, March 25, 2019, at the East Tennessee Children’s Hospital. She was born March 13, 2019. Avaleigh was preceded in death by: Great-grandparents, R.C. and Lou Rice, and Marshall and Coriena Rutherford; great-great-grandparents, Amos and Polly Baird, and Ella and G.J. Anderson; and brother, Austin Rice. Survivors: Parents, Steve and Haley Rice of Lake City; grandparents, Stanley and Diane Rice of Lake City, Brenda Goodman of Lake City; great-grandparents, Estelle and Roberta Anderson of Lake City; sister and brother-in-law, Brianna and Jeremiah Wilson of Briceville; sisters, Katelynn and Chezleigh Rice of Lake City; brothers, Matthew and Tucker Rice of Lake City; aunts and uncles, Brandon Goodman of Lake City, Keith Goodman of Lake City, Isaiah Phillips of Lake City, Aiden McCoy of Lake City, Alexis Phillips of Lake City, Alyssa Phillips of Lake City, Beth and Chris Cox of Andersonville; many other family and friends. Visitation was held from 6 – 8 p.m. Thursday, March 28, 2019, at Hatmaker Funeral Home. Funeral service was held at 8 p.m. Thursday, March 28, 2019, in the Hatmaker Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Floyd Scarbrough and the Rev. Jamie Brewster officiating. Family and friends met at 10:15 a.m. Friday, March 29, 2019, at Hatmaker Funeral Home and went in funeral procession to Anderson-Lovely Cemetery in Caryville for an 11 a.m. interment.

‘NANNY’ MARSHA JANE RUTHERFORD FOSTER

“Nanny” Marsha Jane Rutherford Foster, 63, Lake City, passed away peacefully Saturday, March 23, 2019, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge. She was born Sept. 19, 1955, in Lake City to the late Marshall and Coriena Barber Rutherford. Marsha was a member of Beech Grove Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, Marsha was preceded in death by: Brothers, Robert Lynn and Jeffery Lee Rutherford, daughter-in-law, Sandy Wills Foster. Survivors: Husband of 48 happy years, Roger Lynn Foster of Lake City; sons, Tim Foster of Lake City, Jason and Sandy Foster of Lake City; grandchildren, Sierra Foster of Lake City, Joshua Foster of Lake City, Tyler and Ryan Wade of Lake City; sisters, Judy and Darrell Weaver of Clinton, Diane and Stanley Rice of Lake City, Patricia Seiber of Clinton; very special niece whom she felt was like a daughter, Melissa Emery. Visitation is from 5 – 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, 2019, at Hatmaker Funeral Home. Funeral service will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, 2019, in the Hatmaker Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Floyd Scarbrough and the Rev. Kenny Sharp officiating. Family and friends will meet at 10:15 a.m. Thursday, March 28, 2019, at Hatmaker Funeral Home to go in funeral procession to Beech Grove Cemetery in Lake City for an 11 a.m. interment. You may also view Marsha’s guestbook online at www.hatmakerfuneralhome.com Hatmaker Funeral Home, Lake City, is in charge of arrangements.

LINOS MARIE COOK

Linos Marie Cook, 93, Clinton, passed away peacefully at her home Friday, March 22, 2019. She was a member of Jarnigan Chapel Missionary Baptist Church for 50 years. She was preceded in death by her parents, Curtis and Nora Elliott. Along with her parents, she was also preceded in death by: Husband, James Cook; son, Larry J. Cook; and daughter, Donna Marie Cook. Survived by: Son, Gary Cook and wife Cheryl of Clinton; daughters, Brenda VanVeckhoven of Clinton, Linda Bassett and husband Eddie of Denham Springs, La., and Gayle Clark and husband Dan of Heiskell; sister, Ruby Powers and husband Jim of Clinton; daughter-in-law, Judy Cook of Clinton. She is also survived by 15 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, 2019, at Holley Gamble Funeral Home. Her funeral service will follow in the Chapel with the Rev. Travis Freeman officiating. The graveside service will be held at noon Wednesday, March 27, 2019, at Sunset Cemetery in Clinton.

CREOLA MAY McKAMEY

CREOLA MAY McKAMEY March 21, 2019 Creola May McKamey, 91, Lake City, passed away Thursday, March 21, 2019, at Summit View of Rocky Top. Creola was born to the late Jesse Green and Mary Hassler Green in Briceville on March 27, 1927. Creola was of the Baptist faith. She enjoyed gardening, bird watching, and spending time with family and friends. She loved going to church when able and visiting with her grandchildren. Creola was preceded in death by: Parents; husband, Cleo McKamey; sisters, Barbara Braden, Betty Harmon, and Lou Graham; brother, Robert Green; and grandson, John McKamey. Survivors: Daughter, Claudette (Cricket) and Greg Kern of Clinton; sons, Claude L. McKamey of Georgia, Steve McKamey and Mary of Lake City, Cleo McKamey Jr. and Pattie of Lake City; grandchildren, Jason McKamey and Shasta, Andrea Phillips, Stephanie Hall, Jason Brock and Shelley, Jennifer Dick, Jesse McKamey and Kelly, and Aaron and Jessica Myers; great-grandchildren, Lucas McKamey, Cade McKamey, Patrick Jordan “PJ” Phillips, Ryan Hall, Andy Hall, Josh Brock, Holden Brock, Acelyn Dick, Gabe Dick, Emily McKamey, Lauren Myers, and Grayson Myers; and a host of nieces, nephews, and other family members and friends. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in loving memory of Creola to Summit View of Rocky Top or to the University of Tennessee Hospice. Visitation was from 2 – 3 p.m. Sunday, March 24, 2019, at the Hatmaker Funeral Home. Funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 24, 2019, in the Hatmaker Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jimmy Ault officiating. Interment followed the Funeral Service at the Leach Cemetery in Lake City. You may also view Creola’s guestbook online at www.hatmakerfuneralhome.com Hatmaker Funeral Home, Lake City, was in charge of arrangements.

LEROY CLAYTON LANSFORD

On March 20, 2019, Leroy Clayton Lansford, 84 of Clinton left his devoted loving family; his loving wife of 64 years, Maxine; his four “Daddy’s Girls,” Lisa Weatherford, Kendra Phillips, Monica Ely, and Belinda Wilcox; his five loving grandchildren, Rachel, Kristin, Matthew, Cynthia, and Brian; and two great-grandsons, Nathan and Gage. He was the most amazing loving husband, pop, grandpa, great-grandpa ever. He will be dearly missed. In lieu of flowers we ask that you make a monetary gift to Maxine to help with funeral cost or make a donation in his honor to either the charity of your choice or to the VA in his honor. Leroy’s family and friends will gather from 6 – 8 p.m. Saturday, March 23, 2019, in the chapel of Jones Mortuary for a celebrating of his life. Jones Mortuary in Clinton is in charge of all arrangements. Condolences can be made to the family at www.jonesmortuaryllc.com

BOBBY LEE CARROLL

Bobby Lee Carroll, 70, Clinton passed away at his residence Wednesday, March 20, 2019. Bobby graduated from Clinton High School in 1968 and was a Vietnam War Veteran and served in the Army from 1968-1971. He was of the Baptist faith and a member of Wolf Valley Baptist Church. Throughout his life he enjoyed gardening, hunting, University of Tennessee sports and spending time with his grandchildren. Preceded in death by: Parents, Bradford and Elizabeth Carroll; and brother, Timmie Paul Carroll. Survived by: Daughter, Christy and and husband Doug Short; grandchildren, Blake Short, Elizabeth Short, all of Maryville, Connor Tice of Nashville; sisters, Peggy (Ray) Donaldson, Nancy (Mickey) Smith; brothers, Larry (Norma) Carroll, Eddie (Sharon) Carroll and Tommy (Christy) Carroll; many special nieces and nephews; former wife and his daughter’s mother, Patricia Carroll of Clinton; and special friends Janet Brummett and Faye Parks. The family would like to thank all his special caregivers especially Amie and Maryann. The family will receive friends from 5 – 7 p.m. Saturday, March 23, 2019, at Holley Gamble Funeral Home. His funeral service will follow in the chapel with the Rev. Bobby Metcalf officiating. Bobby’s graveside will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 24, 3019, at Farmers Grove Baptist Church Cemetery with full military honors at graveside. In lieu of flowers please consider donating to the Clinton American Legion Post #172, P.O. Box 363, Clinton, TN 37717 or Michael J Fox Foundation, Grand Central Station, P.O. Box 4777, New York, NY 10163-4777. Holley Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton is in charge of all arrangements. www. holleygamble.com

CHARLOTTE MARTIN

Charlotte Martin, 93, Rocky Top, passed away Tuesday, March 19, 2019, the Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge. She was born March 22, 1925, in Oak Grove to the late James Kelly and Martha Heatherly Johnson. Charlotte was a member of the Oak Grove Baptist Church and had a passion for writing poetry that exalted the Lord Jesus Christ. Charlotte was salutatorian of Jacksboro High School. She was well loved and welcomed everyone into her home. She will be dearly missed. In addition to her parents, Charlotte was preceded in death by: Husband, Homer D. Martin; brothers, Kenneth Johnson and the Rev. Charles Johnson; sisters, Louise Johnson and Marjorie Seeber. Survived by: Children, Gary T. Martin and wife, Beverly, Jane Peterson; son-in-law, Noel Peterson; brother, Robert T. Johnson and wife Annette; sister, Mary Edith Johnson; grandchildren, Jeffrey T. Martin and wife Ammie, Jason A. Mar-tin and wife Cassandra, and Dr. Sam L. Martin; great-grandchildren, Makaela A. Martin and James A. Martin. The family received friends from 5 – 7 p.m. Friday, March 22, 2109, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Rocky Top, with the funeral service to follow at 7 p.m. Family and friends met at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 22, 2019, and went in funeral procession to Oak Grove Cemetery for an 11 a.m. interment. www.holleygamble.com