Obituaries

KENNETH SEEBER

Kenneth Seeber, 79, Rocky Top, passed away Tuesday, March 19, 2019. Kenneth was born Sept. 23, 1939, to the late Fletcher and Gladys Seeber. Kenneth pastored Beech Grove Baptist Church, Moran Baptist Church, and Farmers Grove Baptist Church in Anderson County for many years. He also loved helping conduct and preach many revivals in the East Tennessee area. Kenneth retired from the State of Tennessee after 30 years of service and was also a veteran of the United States Army. In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by his loving wife over 55 years, Marjorie Seeber; and brother, Dennis Seeber. He is survived by: Brother, Jerome “Jay” Seeber; sister-in-law, Bessie Seeber; two nephews and one niece; several other great nieces, nephews, cousins, and an aunt and uncle in Michigan. The family will receive friends from 1 – 3 p.m. Saturday, March 23, 2019, at Holley Gamble Funeral Home. His funeral service will follow in the chapel with the Rev. David White officiating. Kenneth’s graveside will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery with full military honors at graveside. Holley Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton is in charge of all arrangements. www. holleygamble.com

LINDA DOTSON

Linda Dotson, 71, Clinton, passed away Tuesday, March 19, 2019, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge. She loved working in her flower beds, gardening, humming birds, quilting, and canning. Linda was of the Baptist faith. Linda iwas preceded in death by: Parents, Tom and Laura Nolan; brother, Avon Nolan; and sisters, Laney Nolan and Letha Russell. Linda is survived by: Sons, Larry Dotson and wife Connie of Alabama, and Gary Dotson of Clinton; daughters, Angela Webber and husband Rick of Heiskell, and Laura Johnson and husband Tim of Clinton; brothers, Laymon Nolan of Clinton, Leon Nolan of Clinton, Lynn Nolan of Clinton, and Larry Nolan; sisters, Lena Carter of Clinton, and Mattie Carpenter of Georgia; grandchildren, Alisha, Melinda, Elizabeth, Nicole, Larry and Brianna; eight great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends. Linda’s family will receive her friends from 1 – 3 p.m. Friday, March 22, 2019, with her funeral service following at 3 p.m. in the chapel of Jones Mortuary with Robert Jones officiating. Linda’s interment will follow her funeral service at Pleasant View Baptist Church Cemetery in Clinton. Jones Mortuary in Clinton is in charge of all arrangements. Condolences can be made to the family at www.jonesmortuaryllc.com

JOAN RAQUEL REECE-LLOYD

Joan Raquel Reece-Lloyd, also known as “Joanie,” 41, Clinton, passed away suddenly Monday, March 18, 2019, at her home in Clinton. There are no words that can describe the loss of a 41-year relationship with this wonderfully generous, sometimes crazy, always fun, caring enthusiastic woman. She made friends everywhere she went; she left clothes at someone's house in at least 37 states. She was zesty, saucy and full of spit-fire, vinegar and honey. She had a song for every moment and she never sang them softly. She'd fight you but she'd also fight for you, no literally it’s true. She was ride or die before it was a cliché. She was a best friend to all. May God rest her soul and we hope she was met by her dad in heaven, which would make this loss a little more bearable. We love you, Joan Raquel always and Forever. She shined her love and light to all who were around her, and was loved by many. Joan was proceeded in death by: Father, Johnny Ray Reece; husband, Benny Joe Lloyd; and aunt, Lynda Mosley. Joan is survived by: Mother, Mary Harmon of Clinton; daughter, Mollie Emily Jolene of Oliver Springs; siblings, Susan Reece Wilkinson and husband Todd of Pensacola, Fla., David Reece and wife Christy of Powell, and Danny Harmon and wife Sara of Karns; best friend, Wanda White of Clinton; niece, Macy Womack; nephews, Logan Womack, John Reece Jr., Jackson Reece, Ryker Harmon; and a host of other relatives and friends. Joan’s family received her friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Friday March 22, 2019, in the chapel of Jones Mortuary. Her grave side service was at Circle Cemetery in Briceville at 1 p.m. Saturday March 23, 2019. Jones Mortuary in Clinton was in charge of all arrangements.

THELMA PHILLIPS OVERBAY

Thelma Faye Phillips Overbay, 74, Clinton, went home to be with the Lord Sunday, March 17, 2019, at her home in Clinton. She enjoyed cooking, gardening with her flowers, and spending time with her family and friends. Thelma loved the Lord and her church family at Deep Springs Baptist Church where she was a member. Thelma was preceded in death by: Parents, Tomey and Sarah Phillips; youngest son, Anthony (Tony) Overbay; brothers, Maynard Phillips and James Phillips; sisters, Lizzie Carroll, Sabra Potter and Marie Lawson; and one daughter-in-law, Donna Overbay. Thelma is survived by: Husband, Donie Overbay, her caregiver and best friend for 59 years of Clinton; two sons, Edward Overbay and Kenny Overbay, both of Clinton; three grandchildren, Aaron Overbay, Natasha Overbay, Anthony Overbay; four great-grandchildren, brother, Clyde Phillips and wife Nena Faye of Wartburg; sister, Dollie Phillips Morris of Wartburg; special little buddy, Tyler Burgess; a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends. Thelma’s family will receive her friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Thursday, March 21, 2019, in the chapel of Jones Mortuary with her funeral service to follow at 8 p.m. with the Rev. Brian Thomas and the Rev. Joe Copeland officiating. Thelma’s interment will be at 1 p.m. Friday, March 22, 2019, at Anderson Memorial Gardens in Clinton. Jones Mortuary in Clinton is in charge of all arrangements. Condolences can be made to the family at www.jonesmortuaryllc.com

LETENE DAUGHERTY ENIX LEACH

Letene Daugherty Enix Leach, 99, Knoxville, passed away Sunday, March 17, 2019, at Island Home Park Health and Rehabilitation Center. Letene was born June 16, 1919, in Briceville to the late William and Ida O’Dell Daugherty. She was a lifelong member of the Lake City Church of God. Letene worked at Oak Ridge during World War II and Leach Pottery. She loved quilting and gardening. Her sons and grandchildren were her life. In addition to her parents, Letene was also preceded in death by: Husbands, Irvin Enix and Hobert Leach; and step-daughter, Audrey Gacsal. Survivors: Sons, James Enix and Jan of Knoxville, Howard Enix of Lake City, Kenneth Enix of Caryville, Ralph Enix of Florida; grandchildren, Andrew Enix and Elizabeth of Heiskell, Alisha Enix of Knoxville; many other family and friends. Visitation will be from 1 – 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 20, 2019, at Hatmaker Funeral Home. Funeral service will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 20, 2019, in the Hatmaker Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Donald Douglas officiating. The interment will follow the Funeral Service on Wednesday, March 20, 2019, at the Oak Grove Cemetery in Lake City. You may also view Letene’s guestbook online at www.hatmakerfuneralhome.com Hatmaker Funeral Home, Lake City, is in charge of arrangements.

DWAYNIA SUE SAWYER

Dwaynia Sue Sawyer, 57, Clinton, passed away Saturday, March 16, , after a courageous battle with cancer with great optimism and had great faith for several years. She loved her family, had a talent and loved playing the piano especially gospel music. Dwaynia was a pioneer for women in the workforce and an entrepreneur. Dwaynia was preceded in death by: Parents, Bert and Bessie Gilland; and brother, David Gilland. She is survived by: Husband, Thomas (Tom) Sawyer of Clinton; daughters, Kelli Sawyer Hudec and husband Michael of Canton, Ga., and Kenzi Sawyer of Maryville; brothers, Roger Gilland and wife Dorothy of Halls, and Larry Gilland of Knoxville; sisters, Carolyn Sharp and husband Roy of Halls, and Ollie Green and husband Fate of Townsend; grandchildren, Mary Lynn Hudec and Jameson Hudec; and a host of other relatives and friends. Dwaynia’s family received her friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 20, 2019, in the chapel of Jones Mortuary with her celebration of life following at 8 p.m. with the Rev. Fate Green officiating. Dwaynia’s interment and graveside service was at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 21, 2019, at Norris Memorial Gardens in Norris. Jones Mortuary in Clinton is in charge of all arrangements. Condolences can be made to the family at www.jonesmortuaryllc.com

FRANCES JEAN ROACH

Frances Jean Roach, 91, Clinton, passed away Saturday, March 16, 2019, at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center in Knoxville. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother. Frances loved working outside with her flowers, and she was of the Baptist faith. Frances was preceded in death by: Husband, Johnny “Harold” Roach; parents, George and Lily Gay-lor; brother, Bill Gaylor; sisters, Reva Gaylor and Christine Hamilton. Frances is survived by: Sons, Charles Roach of Knoxville, and Ronnie Roach and wife Betty of Maryville; daughter, Brenda Henderson of Clinton; eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great-grandchild; and a host of other relatives and friends. Frances’s graveside service was at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 19, 2019, at Woodhaven Memorial Gardens in Powell, with Jake Moore officiating. Jones Mortuary in Clinton was in charge of all arrangements. Condolences can be to the family at www.jonesmortuaryllc.com

BARBARA ANN PATTERSON

Barbara Ann Patterson, 64, Clinton, passed away suddenly Saturday, March 16, 2019, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge. She was a 1972 graduate of Lake City High School. She enjoyed helping each year with the Anderson County Toy Drive. Her greatest loves where her family and her canine companion. Preceded in death by: Son, Dana Shane Woodward; and father, Robert C. Smith. She is survived by: Grandson, Austin Woodward; mother, Bessie Wojtowicz; brother and sister-in-law, Bob and Cleona Smith; and nieces, Angie Gray and Regina Eshleman. The family will receive friends from 5 – 7 p.m. Thursday, March 21, 2019, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton. In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Kidney Foundations of East Tennessee; 4450 Walker Blvd, Knoxville, TN 37917 www.Holleygamble.com