Hurshell Willis Herrell, 79, Kansas City, M0. (formerly of Holt, Mo.), passed away Sunday, June 16, 2019. Funeral services was at 11:30 a.m., Friday, June 21, 2019 at Fry-Bross & Spidle Funeral Home in Kearney, Mo., with visitation 10 - 11:30 a.m. prior. Burial at Fairview Cemetery, Kearney, Mo. The family suggests memorial contributions to the American Heart Association, or foundations helping those with spinal cord injuries or diabetes.


LARRY HUBERT LILES June 16, 2019 Larry Hubert Liles, 70, Knoxville, passed away June 16, 2019, at Parkwest Medical Center in Knoxville. Larry was born Oct. 22, 1948, in Knoxville to the late Noble and Madge Phillips Liles. He was a member of the Clear Branch Baptist Church. Larry was the first client of the Emory Valley Center and the first student at Daniel Arthur Rehab of Anderson County. He was not expected to live two hours after birth but celebrated his 70th birthday last October. Larry loved fishing, church, country music, art work and spending time with friends and family. He also loved playing checkers and visiting with his favorite cousin, Donna Sams. Survivors: Brother, Tony Liles and Linda of Clinton; sister, Gwendolyn Justice and Bobby of Lake City; nieces, Michelle Liles Carnes and David, Courtney Liles Franklin and David; nephew, Drew Justice; great-nieces, Hannah Carnes, Ava Franklin and Olivia Franklin. Visitation will be from 5 – 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 18, 2019, at Hatmaker Funeral Home. Funeral service will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 18, 2019, in the Hatmaker Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Randy Norton officiating. Family and friends will meet at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 19, 2019, at Woodhaven Memorial Gardens in Claxton for Larry’s Interment.


Mary V. Chesbro, 80, Clinton, went to be with the Lord Jesus Saturday, June 15, 2019. She was preceded in death by: Parents, Carl Joseph Cliburn and Willie Mae Dixon Cliburn; brother, Aubry Cliburn; sisters, Verdie Mae Davis, Jimmie Rea Myers; granddaughters, Kristy Nicole, and Shannon Marie; and grandson, Kristopher Richard. Cherished by: Beloved husband of 62 years, Richard P. Chesbro; daughters, Teresa Robinson, Pamela DiPasquale, Ronda Chesbro; sisters, Evelyn Allen, Nell Hill; brother, Hubert Cliburn; brothers-in-law, Howard Chesbro, Leroy N. Chesbro Jr.; grandchildren, Christina, Samuel, David, Abby, Brian, Danielle, William, and Brandy; 21 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family and friends. The family will receive friends from 5 – 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 18, 2019, at Bethel Baptist Church in Clinton, with the Celebration of Life to follow at 7 p.m. with the Rev. Darryl Taylor officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital at


Dow Allison Burton, 88, Clinton, passed away surrounded by his family, Saturday, June 15, 2019. He was born May 14, 1931, in Ensor Hollow, Gentry, Tenn., the youngest son of Alec and Jenny Burton. Dow graduated from Baxter Seminary and enlisted in the Air Force in 1951 serving as a C130 crew chief during the Korean War. After being discharged, he came to Oak Ridge to work for South Central Bell and retired from AT&T with 40 years of service. Dow is survived by: Wife, Peggy (Alcorn) of 64 years. They have three children: Laura (John) Kramer, Barry (Robin) Burton, and Scott (Tracy) Burton. They also have eight grandchildren: Allison Kramer, Travis Burton, Nick Burton, Mark Kramer, Alex Burton, Katherine Burton, Lauren Burton, and Sarah Burton. He is also survived by sister-in-law, Maxine Burton; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by: Parents; brother, Sam Burton; and sisters, Virginia Maggart and Ruth Petretzky. He enjoyed gardening, Norris Lake, Sudoku puzzles, and spending time with his family. The family will be receiving friends from noon – 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 19, 2019, at Memorial United Methodist Church of Clinton, with the funeral immediately following at 2 p.m. Graveside service will be at Grandview Cemetery of Clinton following the service. I n lieu of flowers, the family asks for memorials be given to Memorial United Methodist Church of Clinton Ida Gamble Scholarship Fund.


Kenneth “Glenn” Long Sr., 86, Heiskell, passed away Friday, June 14, 2019, at home in Hickory Valley. He was a member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church. He loved gardening, riding his Harley, hunting, fishing, and spending time with his family. Most of all, he loved Jesus. Glenn retired from Johnson Controls in 2000. He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry Lossen Long and Bonnie Coker Long. He is survived by: Wife, Patricia L. Long; children, Kenneth G. Long Jr., Glenda Coffin, Debbie Duggan, Gail Roberts, and Mark Long; nine grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and many relatives and friends. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. – noon Tuesday, June 18, 2019, at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, with the Celebration of Life to follow at noon with the Rev. Thomas Aiken officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church Cemetery.


Charles “Jason” Ramsey went to his eternal home June 13, 2019. He was preceeded in death by: Sister, Malinda Gail Ramsey; father, Charles Jimmy Ramsey; grandparents, Fuller and Jean Ramsey and John and Zella Johnson; uncle, Tommy Ramsey; and, aunt Christeen Holt. He is survived by: Wife, Shannon Crawford Ramsey; mother, Marjorie Ramsey; aunt, Odean Allison; uncle, Arnold Johnson; father in-law, Dewey Crawford; mother in-law; Candi Crawford; sister-in-law, Staci Edwards; brother-in-law ,Eric Edwards; nephew. Brady Edwards; niece, Brinley Edwards; several cousins, and a host of friends. He also leaves behind his puppy, Linus, cockatiel, Sullivan, and fish, Gilbert. Jason was a proud Tennessee Volunteer, receiving his Bachelor of Economics, Bachelor of Political Science, and Master of Public Administration with a concentration in Policy Analysis from the University of Tennessee. He dedicated 15 years to public service through TennCare. For the past five years, Jason has been living his love story with his wife, Shannon. Even through the toughest of times, they shared a love for humor and could always make each other laugh. A Celebration of Life will be held in Jason’s memory on June 29, 2019, at South Clinton Baptist Church in Clinton. The family will be receiving friends from 5-7 p.m., with a service starting at 7 p.m. Graveside services will be held inside the church at 2 p.m. June 30, 2019, at Centerview Baptist Church, 2251 Highway 160, Newport. He will be having a memorial service in Nashville given by his friends and former coworkers TBA. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital. Tennessee Cremation Care is honored to be entrusted with his cremation services. Online condolences may be made on his tribute wall at


Kermit Gerald Byrd, 91, Lake City, passed away peacefully June 12, 2019, at his residence. Kermit was born Dec. 25, 1927, in Scott County to the late Mark and Lydia Sharp Byrd. He was of the Baptist faith, and a member of Main Street Baptist Church. He loved gardening, was a jack of all trades, was a hard worker, and loved to spend time with his family. In addition to his parents, Kermit was preceded in death by: Wife, Louise Byrd; brother, Donovan; and sisters, Naomi Foust and Macel Kesterson. Survivors: Son, Alan Byrd (Pam) of Clinton; daughters, Sondra Herrin (Morris) of Lake City, Brenda Pangle of Decator, Ala., Barbara Arrowood (Tom) of Powell; sister, Trelis Stephens of Oliver Springs; seven grandchildren ; eight great-grandchildren. Visitation was held from noon – 2 p.m. Saturday, June 15, 2019, at the Hatmaker Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral service was at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 15, 2019, in the Hatmaker Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Wayne Phillips officiating. Interment followed the funeral service at Oak Grove Cemetery in Lake City, Saturday June 15, 2019.


Harry Edward Duggan, 54, Heiskell, went home to be with the Lord Saturday, June 8, 2019, at his home in Heiskell. Harry was known to be a caring and loving friend, father, brother, and son. He treated everyone the same, giving the same amount of respect and love to any one he had met. He would do anything for anyone out of the love and kindness of his heart. Harry was preceded in death by his father, Harold Lawrence Duggan. Harry is survived by: Mother, Mary Wilson of Heiskell; three sons, Jeffrey Hammond Duggan and wife Vickie of Columbus, Robert Duggan and wife Katrina of Indiana, Jeremy Lynn Duggan of Houston, Texas; daughter, Krystal Dawn Ware of Seymour; sister, Tammy Dockins, of Heiskell; along with his grandchildren Elijah, Waylon, and Jacob Ware, Brody and Gunnar Duggan. Harry’s family will have a celebration of life for him at a later date. Jones Mortuary in Clinton is in charge of all arrangements. Condolences can be made to the family at