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Linda Sue Welborn, 77, Ellisville, Miss., passed away peacefully Saturday, June 17, 2023, with her husband and children by her bedside at Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg, Miss. S he was born Sunday, May 19, 1946, in Washburn, and resided in Clinton, for many years before moving to Ellisville, Miss., in 1995. She was preceded in death by: Father, Clarence Fait Rucker; mother, Nancy Adaline Jordan Rucker; and great-grandson, Asher Allen Harmon. Survivors include: Husband, Mike Welborn; son, Clarence Douglas Painter; daughter, Nancy Painter Harmon (Steven); grandchildren, Amanda Murphy (Jason), Brady Harmon (Taylor); great-grandchildren, Brighton Harmon and Madison Parks; four stepchildren; a host of step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren. Linda was a “force of nature.” All who knew her would agree she was smart, witty, had a great sense of humor, and was always the life of the party. She loved cracking jokes, and more than anything spending time with friends and family. She was also a lifelong hairdresser, government statistician, and a savvy businesswoman. A visitation service will be held from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Thursday, June 22, 2023, at Smith Reagan Funeral Home in Rutledge, located at 326 Water Street Rutledge TN 37861. All friends and family are invited. Internment will at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 22, 2023, at Kitts Cemetery in Washburn. The Rev. Steven Harmon will officiate all services. Flowers, cards, or other expressions of sympathy may be sent to Smith-Regan Funeral Home at 326 Water St, Rutledge, TN. Additionally, an online guestbook may be signed at and/or Smith-Reagan Funeral home and Ellisville Funeral Home is jointly in charge of arrangements.


Jessie “Elaine” Rose, 73, Clinton, went home to be with her heavenly father Friday, June 16, 2023, at Parkwest Medical Center in Knoxville. Elaine was born Nov. 1, 1949, in Limestone County, Ala., to Jesse and Mable Yarbrough. For 16 years she was the switchboard operator at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge and was also the switchboard operator at Anderson County Courthouse. Throughout her life, she loved knitting, crocheting, baking, reading, her cats, and most of all spending time with her loving family and friends. She was a member of the Clinton Church of Christ. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by brothers, Clayton Edward Yarbrough and William “Billy” Yarbrough. She is survived by: Loving husband of 52 years, Edwin “Gene” Rose of Clinton; daughter, Regina Rose of Clinton; son, Marcus Rose of Clinton; niece, Yvonne Chadick and husband Bill; nephew, Terry Yarbrough; her cats she loved dearly, George and Gracie. The family will have a celebration of life service held at a later date, which will be announced later by Holley Gamble Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to Second Harvest Foodbank of East Tennessee. Holley Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton is in charge of all arrangements.


Chloe Ann Ward, 92, Clinton, passed away peacefully Tuesday, June 13, 2023. She was a life-long resident of Clinton. She attended Knoxville Business College and worked as a secretary in Oak Ridge before becoming secretary for the Rev. Paul Turner at First Baptist Church in Clinton. She became a full-time housewife when her daughter was born. Mrs. Ward was preceded in death by: Parents, Perry and Stella Pearson; brother, Paul Pearson; grandson, William Berry Pace; and loving husband of 64 years, Herbert Ward. She is survived by: Daughter, Joanna (Bill) Pace of Clinton; two sons, Eric (Kim) Ward of Dandridge, and Perry (Tracy) Ward of Knoxville; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; two nieces; and one nephew. The family would especially like to thank her caregivers for the last several months, Carolyn Smith and Lou Edmonds; also Amada Senior Care and UT Hospice Services. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Clinton, her entire life, where she taught Sunday school, Training Union, Children’s Choir, VBS, sang in the Adult Choir and the XYZ choir. She served on numerous committees and was honored to have been one of the first women deacons ordained at First Baptist Church. She volunteered at the Family Life Center and the Christian Service Center for many years. Community involvement included: Timely Topics, Choral Group, Garden Club, and Wednesday Club. She enjoyed being part of many performances of the Choral Group and the Community Chorus. She loved playing golf and for many years was a member of Oak Ridge Country Club and the WTGA where she was a fierce competitor. She loved reading and working on crossword puzzles. One of the highlights of each summer was a family trip to the beach with all the children and grandchildren. The family will receive friends from noon - 2 p.m. p.m. Saturday, June 17, 2023, at First Baptist Church, Clinton. The funeral service will begin at 2 p.m. followed by the interment at Grandview Memorial Garden in Clinton. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Christian Service Center at First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 268, Clinton, TN 37717. Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton is in charge of arrangements.


Jaime Marie Rushlow, 45, Clinton, passed away Tuesday, June 13, 2023, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge. She was a member of Edgemoor Baptist Church in Clinton. Jaime was a loving wife and mother. She loved collecting snow globes of all sorts, walking and shopping. Jaime always looked forward to and going on vacations. Her most favorite of all was going out with her husband on Friday nights and getting a milkshake. She had a big heart when it came to animals of all kind. Jaime was preceded in death by her parents, James and Rosira Wnuk. She is survived by: Husband, Dennis Rushlow of Clinton; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Dennis and Anette Rushlow of Powell; daughter, Elizabeth Rushlow of Clinton; brother, Gerald Wnuk of Roseville, Mich.; sisters, Jeanette Wisniewski and husband John of Roseville, Mich., and Patricia Nitz and husband John of Roseville, Mich. Jaime also leaves behind three nieces, Kaitlyn Wisniewski, Lauren Wisniewski, and Alex Wisniewski; one nephew, Michael Malyszka and a host of friends. Jaime’s family will receive her friends from 5 – 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 20, 2023, with her celebration of life following at 7 p.m. all in the chapel of Jones Mortuary with Robby Owens and Rick Miller officiating. Jones Mortuary in Clinton is serving the family of Jamie Rushlow. Condolences can be made to the family


Robert “Bobby” Nier, 81, passed away peacefully in his home June 11, 2023, due to his battle with prostate cancer. Born in Norfolk, Va., to Robert and Delight Nier, he attended high school in South Bend, Ind., and studied chemical engineering at Purdue University. Upon his graduation in 1964, he was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Army. He enjoyed 25 years of active duty seeing the country and the world with his high school sweetheart Diane (married 1964 - 1981) and was blessed in those early Army years with their two bright blonde-haired daughters, Sherri and Tamara. After retiring in 1988 from the Army as a Lieutenant Colonel, he settled in Clinton with his second wife Cheryl. They enjoyed their retirement years there until she passed away due to her leukemia and heart condition. Bobby was certainly strong willed and stubborn at times, but also had a big heart — he will be missed. He was full of knowledge gained from his many travels and experiences in life and was always looking for teachable moments to “pass it on.” He spent a lifetime building models of all sorts — planes, trains, and ships. Some of the most fond and funny memories his daughters have are of the hundreds of hours sitting watching and helping him build radio-controlled planes, only to then wait with anticipation for “launch day” to see how long they might stay in the air. He loved cars and racing, spending much of his six-plus years while stationed in Germany camping across Europe to attend Formula 1 races. He loved dogs and always had faithful companions by his side. He was preceded in death by: Parents, Robert and Delight Nier; wife Cheryl; and brother, Dick. He is survived by: Diane and their two daughters (Sherri and Tamara); four grandchildren, Alex, Lindsay, Mackenzi, and Maysen,; and four great-grandchildren, Jamison, Adriana, Khloe, and Jocelyn; and two nephews, David and Mike. The family will receive friends from 5 – 6 p.m. Friday, June 23, 2023, at First United Methodist Church, where Bobby was a member, with a small service to follow in the chapel at 6 p.m. Bobby and Cheryl’s ashes will then be committed together in the church’s Memorial Garden. In lieu of flowers, gifts can be made to the charity of your choice. One of Bobby’s favorite feelings was the fast speed and wind in his hair while driving his original-owner convertible. We picture him speeding along roads of white clouds, free and painless, through the heavenly gates and into the arms of the Lord. Until we can meet again, Dad, we love you.


Hubert Matthew Marlow, 47, Andersonville, passed away June 5, 2023, at his residence. Matthew was born October 23, 1975, to Pat Marlow and Hubert Marlow. He loved to watch University of Tennessee football and the Tennessee Titans. Matthew was of the Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by: Grandparents, Henry and Cleo Robbins and Earnest and Callie Marlow; brother, Chad Marlow. Matthew is survived by: Parents, Hubert and Mary and Pat and Clint; brothers, Joe Robbins and Wendell Flatford Jr.; sister: Angie Hamner; sister-in-law, Stephanie Marlow; children, Brenton Marlow, Taylor Fore, Emilee Riggs; two grandchildren, David and Hunter Fore; and a host of other aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, family and friends that will mourn his passing. Visitation was from 5 – 7 p.m. Saturday June 10, 2023, at the Hatmaker Funeral Home Chapel in Lake City. Funeral service was at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 10, 2023, at the Hatmaker Funeral Home Chapel in Lake City with the Rev. Johnny Marlow officiating. Family and friends met at Hatmaker Funeral Home at 10 a.m. Sunday, June 11, 2023, to go in funeral procession to Browns Flat Cemetery in Briceville for interment. You may also view Matthew's guestbook online at Hatmaker Funeral Home, Lake City, funeral home and cremation Hatmaker Funeral Home and Cremation, Lake City, in charge of arrangements.


Dorothy Lee Carden passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family Saturday, May 27, 2023. She was 87 years old. Dorothy was saved as a young girl and is now in heaven with her Savior. She was a Sunday school teacher for more than 40 years at Temple Baptist Church in Powell. She was a retired teacher’s assistant for Anderson County Schools. She was preceded in death by: Husband, “Duke” Everett Carden; parents, Sherman and Martha Minga; brother, Dudley Minga; and sister, Dixie Thames. Dorothy is survived by: Three daughters, Robin (Jeff) Vitelli, Tracy (Larry) Nicely, Kim (Rickey) Humphrey; grandchildren, Jillian (Wes) Frantz, Anna Vitelli, Tara Humphrey, Tommy (Christy) Humphrey, Nick (Sarah) Humphrey, Joy (Chase) Whitten, Ben (Lori) Nicely, Christy (Daniel) Dent, Kelly (Joey) Boone, Daniel (Hannah) Nicely, Bradley Nicely, and Jonathan Nicely; brother, Don Minga; sister-in-law, Ann Minga; brother-in-law, Kerry Thames; 25 great-grandchildren; and many, many nieces and nephews. Services for Dorothy will be held Wednesday, May 31, 2023, at Temple Baptist Church in Powell (1700 West Beaver Creek Road, Powell) where family will receive friends from 5 – 7 p.m. with a funeral service to follow. Family and friends will gather at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 1, 2023, at Norris Memorial Gardens in Andersonville where Mrs. Carden will be laid to rest next to her husband, 'Duke'. The staff at Holley Gamble Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Mrs. Dorothy Lee Carden.


Marlene Kay Bagwell Moore, 80, Clinton, passed away after battling Alzheimer’s in Knoxville, Wednesday, May 24, 2023. Marlene was born in Knoxville, attended Fulton High School, and was a majorette at the University of Tennessee before transferring to Tennessee Tech to join and eventually marry her high school sweetheart. James “Jim” Moore. Marlene graduated from Tennessee Tech with a teaching degree which led to a 40-year career as a beloved teacher and mentor who bettered the lives of countless students. Marlene was a positive, sweet dear friend to almost anyone she encountered. She was a loving and devoted daughter, wife, mother, aunt, cousin, and grandmother. Marlene and her husband, Jim, were devout Christians and longtime members of the United Memorial Methodist Church in Clinton. Marlene was an avid Tennessee sports fan. She loved to cook, spend time with her family and to “do” for others. Her genuine and caring demeanor was ideally suited for mentoring young people as a teacher and youth counselor. Marlene was preceded in death by: Husband of 56 years, James “Jim” Moore; parents, Charlie and Mildred Evelyn Parsons Bagwell; his parents, Harry and Elise Dickson Moore; sister, Barbara Bagwell Plunkett; and In-laws, Betty Jo Hartley and husband Jim of Knoxville, Dr. Harry E. Moore, Jr. and wife Shirley of Memphis, Patsy Ruth Dennis and husband John of Powell Survived by: Children, Richard Moore and wife Mary Helen of Knoxville and Melissa Moore Warshaw of Clinton; grandchildren, Steven Warshaw, Caroline Warshaw, Andrew Warshaw, Joseph Moore, and Ashley Kate Moore; brother-in-law;sister-in-law, David Moore and wife Linda of Clinton Marlene is also survived by a large, close-knit family of nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles, students, and friends from across the country that she adored and enjoyed spending time and engaging with. Mom was intimately connected with every member of our large family, and she will be missed by all. The family will receive friends from noon – 2 p.m. Thursday, June 1, 2023, at Holley Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton with a funeral service to follow in the chapel. Graveside will be held at Grandview Memorial Garden following the funeral service. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Alzheimer’s Tennesee at or to United Memorial Methodist Church, 323 N. Main Street, Clinton, TN 37716. Holley Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton is in charge of all arrangements.