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Barbara Jane Price

Barbara Jane Price, 75, of Clinton passed away on Friday, May 3, 2024. She was born Nov. 17, 1948, in Anderson County to Grady and Evelyn Loyd.

Barbara retired from the USPS as a mail carrier in Clinton after 25-plus years of dedicated service.  Throughout her life, Barbara loved working outside in her yard and flowers. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Price; brothers, Sam Loyd, George L. Loyd, and Son Loyd; sisters, Wanda Loyd and Anna Mae Gibby; nephews, Tommy Loyd and Pete Loyd.

She is survived by her daughter, Brigetta Lawhorn and husband Matt of Friendsville; grandchildren, Callie, Gage, and Logan Lawhorn; sister, Polly Elliott and husband Gary of Norris; several brother and sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews.

The family will have a private graveside service at Woodhaven Memorial Garden.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to Covenant Hospice or Covenant Hospice Katerpillar Kids Camp.  Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton is in charge of all arrangements.  holleygamble.com

Robert R. Long (Bob)

Robert R. Long (Bob), 85, of Clinton passed away Wednesday, May 1, 2024, at the University of Tennessee Medical Center with his family by his side.

Bob was born May 31, 1938, in Clinton to Raymond and Edna Long. He was a member of Cokesbury Methodist Church and was married to his wife of 62 years, Katie, who shared his love for family, UT sports and fishing.

Bob played basketball all through his high school years and one year at Lincoln Memorial University before transferring to the University of Tennessee Knoxville, where he graduated with a BS in business administration in 1964.  He also became a staff sergeant in the United States Air Force, Tennessee Air National Guard, at this time.

Bob served his beloved state of Tennessee in many capacities throughout his career. From lab supervisor Biology Division, ORNL; chief of inspection and inventory control for the Tennessee Deptartment of Purchasing; director of personnel at the Tennessee Department of Mental Health; executive assistant to the dean at UT College of Medicine in Memphis; to retiring after 30 years from the University of Tennessee Medical Center as the associate vice chancellor in the College of Medicine.  He used to say that he began his career cleaning rat cages and ended up as associate vice chancellor. He had a work ethic that he passed on to all his children and those who knew him.

He is survived by wife, Katie, children Dale and wife Kim, Mike and wife Stephanie, Tracy and fiancée Brad van der Veen. Grandchildren, Ryan, Zach, Delaney, and Canyon Long, Quinn Barlow and Nick Caldwell.

A receiving of friends was held at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home at 621 S. Charles G. Seivers Blvd. in Clinton on Sunday, May 5, from 4-6 p.m., and the funeral followed.

A funeral procession left Holley-Gamble Funeral Home on Monday, May 6, at 12:40 p.m. and arrived at Grandview Memorial Gardens 219 Longmire Road in Clinton, for a graveside service at 1 p.m.  Holley-Gamble Funeral Home was in charge of all arrangements.

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Nickey M. Braden

Nickey M. Braden, 72, of Clinton went to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, April 25, 2024. He was born on Aug. 29, 1951, to Hurstle and Blanche Baird Braden in Lake City.

Nickey enjoyed camping, working on hot rods, and just spending time at Huck’s garage. He was a beloved member of Indian Bluff Baptist Church. Nickey dearly loved his family.

He was blessed with a servant’s heart and was known for his way of making everyone he met feel special. He was a veteran of the United States Army. In his early years, he was the pastor at Hind’s Creek Baptist Church and Red Hill Baptist Church. Nickey will be dearly missed by all who knew him.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by daughter, Tiffany Braden; grandson, Cody Craig; brothers, Ray Braden, Bill Braden, Lonnie Braden; sister, Charlotte Withers; special sister-in-law, Arita Braden; and father and mother-in-law, Charles and Gladys Ault; special friend, Mike Cox.

Survived by: wife of 52 years, Teresa Ault Braden; daughter, Kristie Braden and Tim Hill; granddaughter, MaKinzie Moore and husband Rodney; son-in-law, Jamie Craig; great-grandsons, Tai and Von; sister, Sue Nelle Saunders and husband Mark; brother, Hurstle Lynn Braden and wife Carolyn; brother-in-law, Steve Withers; special friend, Connie Cox and her family; a host of nieces and nephews that he loved like his very own; and several other family members and special friends.

The family received friends at the Indian Bluff Baptist Church on Sunday, April 28, 2024, from noon-2 p.m. The funeral followed at 2 p.m. with Pastor Jason Goans, Brother Jim Ault, and special friend Roger Hooks officiating. His burial was held at the Indian Bluff Baptist Church cemetery following the funeral.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Indian Bluff Baptist Church Building Fund at 3316 Briceville Hwy., Briceville, TN 37710. leachfamilyfuneralhome.com

Gatlin Ion Moretz

Gatlin Ion Moretz (Gatlin Bear, Baby G) Oct. 24, 2021 - April 22, 2024, 2, of Claxton, Tn went home to be with the Lord suddenly on Monday afternoon.

Gatlin was a special little boy that touched so many lives. In life he was a ball of energy and always on the go completely full of life. He was a precious joy to anyone he came in contact with. He loved trucks, motorcycles, cars and always wanted to sing and dance to Baby Shark and Wheels on The Bus.

He was diagnosed with Hunters syndrome (MPS2) in March 2022. He fought so many physical and mental obstacles with this disease.

We, the family, take comfort in knowing that Gatlin has won his battle and no longer has to suffer with the struggles of this illness. Gatlin is preceded in death by his Papaw Mike McMahan; great grandparents, Mary and John Ion Haun; cousin, Daniel Haun; and great grandfather, Raymond Barnett.

He is survived by his Mamaw/mom, Patricia (Teresa) McMahan; dad, John Moretz; brothers, Kadin and Faith Bolden and Axile Moretz; sisters, Riley Mclain and Carissa Riley Barnett; favorite uncles, Kenny Moretz and Darren Gross; aunt and special momma, Sarai Gross; papaw, Charlie Davis; his special mommas, Danielle Bowman, Nikki Davis, and Megan Braden; grandparents, Angie Davis and Richard Dixon; great grandmother, Edith Barnett; his partner in crime, Paisley Bolden; special cousin and bestie, Marynina Moretz; his wagon buddies, Destiny Gurly and Tristan Mulligan; his best buddies, Brody (BoBo) Massey and Preston Powers; uncles, Darren Gross, Chris Bowman, Ricky Adams, Allen Bayles, Mitchel Bayles, Jaxon Dixson, and John Lillard; aunt, Cheryl Adams; special cousins, Daniel Gross, Nevaeh Mulligan, Lexi Jackson, Dekota Jackson, Shaylyn Jackson, Makiya Martin, Jozion Martin, Kaynan Bowman, Devin Eaton, Taylor Hooks, and AJ Hooks; and his favorite pastor, Donald Turpin.

Gatlin was loved by so many more aunts, uncles, family, and friends.

Services will be held at Holley Gamble Funeral Home 621 S Charles G Seivers Blvd Clinton, Tn 37716 receiving family and friends Thursday April 25, 2024 6-8 p.m. funeral to follow at 8 p.m. The service will be officiated by Pastor Donald Turpin and the Rev. Michale Haun. www.holleygamble.com

Linda Sue Radford

Linda Sue Radford, 70, of Claxton, Tennessee, went to be with the Lord on Sunday April 21, 2024, at home with her family by her side.

Linda was born Feb. 4, 1954, to Myrtle Mae and Luther Cleavenger in Newport, Tennessee.

Linda loved her family and church more than anything else.

On May 13, 1971, she married the love of her life, Billy Byrd Radford. The two were each other’s lifelong love and friends — a love that is often found only in books. They were blessed with three children, Donna, Teresa and Billy Joe.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Myrtle and Luther Cleavenger; her siblings, Billy Cleavenger, Jack, Cleavenger, Gene Cleavenger, Lucy Stuart, and Daisy Shelton.

She is survived by her husband, Billy B. Radford; her children, Donna (Tony) Lauderdale, Teresa (Rusty)Mendenhall, and Billy (Susan) Radford.

She had eight grandchildren Kristie Radford, Steve Blackburn, Diana Arp, Billy Mack Jr., Matthew Radford, Joshua Radford, Caleb Radford, and Landon Radford and two great-grandchildren Kaylie Ellison and Keyanah Radford.

Linda was a member of Knob Road Missionary Baptist Church of Maryville, Tennessee. She was saved and baptized there in 2005. Linda loved her church, and if she couldn’t go to church at Knob Road, she didn’t want to go at all.

She will be remembered for the love she had for her husband, children and grandchildren. She had a one-of-a-kind personality that was loving, fiery and loyal. She will be greatly missed.

Family will receive friends Thursday from 5-7 p.m. at Woodhaven Funeral Home. An internment service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Woodhaven Memorial Garden Cemetery, 160 Edgemoor Road, Powell.

Sheila Joyce Hankins Stone

Sheila Joyce Hankins Stone passed away April 19, 2024. She was born on Feb. 7 1943, to Ted and Louise Hankins in Clinton.

She was a 1961 graduate of Clinton High School. She married Robert Larry Stone in Bryson City, N.C., on May 8, 1963. She attended Knoxville Business College and then vocational school for cosmetology. She owned the Nail Hut in Clinton for several years with her daughter, Ginger Stone. She loved all things Bigfoot and basketball.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by husband, Robert Larry Stone; daughter, Ginger Stone; and sister, Blanche Davis and her husband James.

She is survived by her son Robert Larry Stone Jr. and wife; granddaughters, Taryn Torbett and husband Chris, Taylor Lay, and Trista Lay; sister-in-law, Whis Harbor; several nieces and nephews; former son-in-law, Scott Lay, and Betty and James Lay.

The family will receive friends at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home on Saturday, April 27, 2024, from 1-3 p.m. with the memorial service to follow at 3 p.m. in the Chapel.

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Charles Edward Roach

Charles Edward Roach, 68, of Clinton passed away on Tuesday, April 16, 2024, at his home. He loved his family and spending time with them. Charles enjoyed golfing and going to the lake.

Charles was preceded in death by his parents, Johnnie and Frances Roach, and his grandparents, Ed and Lillie Gaylor.

Charles is survived by his brother, Ronnie Roach and wife Betty of Maryville, TN; sister Brenda Henderson of Clinton, TN; step children, Michael and wife Carrie of Clinton, TN, Jenny Johnson and husband Gary of Clinton, TN, Edie Patterson and husband Eddie of Clinton, TN, and Barbara Lawson. He also leaves behind several nieces, nephews, and a host of other relatives and friends.

No services are scheduled at this time for Charles.

Jones Mortuary in Clinton is honored to serve the family of Charles Roach.

Annie Carroll Phillips

Annie Carroll Phillips, 77, of Clinton passed away on Tuesday, April 16, 2024, at her home, surrounded by her loving family.

Annie was a member of the First Wesleyan Church in Clinton.

Born in the Smoky Junction community of Scott County on March 3, 1947,  she was the daughter of the late Elsic and Ruby Lowe Carroll.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, George J. Phillips; brother, William Carroll; and sisters, Janice Daugherty, Tina Carroll and Loma Carroll.

Annie is survived by her son, Keith Phillips of Clinton; daughters, Angie Matchett and husband Ben of Clinton, Georgia Phillips of New River, Melissa Huff of Clinton; brothers, James Carroll and Emmett Carroll of Clinton, Homer Carroll of Rocky Top and Herbert Carroll and wife Victoria of of Sevierville; sister, Brenda Phillips of Rocky Top; grandchildren, Alexandra Williams, Amber Williams, Anna Williams, Jacob Matchett, Isaac Matchett, Alyssa Matchett, Ruby Matchett and Dillon Matchett; great-grandchildren, Kulton Williams, Rudy Evans, Timberly Matchett, Nevaeh Williams, Nirvana Booker, Nieanna Williams, Nina Williams and Nash Williams.

The Phillips family received friends on Thursday, April 18, 2024, from 5 p.m. until time of the funeral at 7 p.m. in the Jones Mortuary Chapel.

Graveside service was held Friday, April 19, 2024 at 11 a.m. in the Sunset Cemetery in Clinton.

Jones Mortuary of Clinton is serving the family of Annie Carroll Phillips.