Obituaries

GEORGIA LEE MOODY

Georgia Lee Moody, 93, Clinton, passed away Oct, 7, 2019 at the Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge. She was born Oct. 1, 1926, to the late George and Hattie Fowler Tipton in Jellico. In addition to her parents Georgia was preceded in death by: Husband, William Moody; Geneva Davis, Arietta Davis and Gwen Aird. Georgia is survived by: Daughter, Kathy Brooks and husband Doug of Oliver Springs; son, William Cordell and wife Pamela Reeves Moody; special friends, Lindsey Denton, Deloris Worley, Shirley Green, and Doris Hudson; many other relatives and friends. Georgia’s family received friends from 1 – 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019, in the Chapel of Jones Mortuary with her grave side services following at 3 p.m. at Oak ridge Memorial Park in Oak Ridge. Condolences may be left at www.jonesmortuaryllc.com Jones Mortuary in Clinton, TN is serving the family of Georgia Lee Moody.

LOUISE SAPP TURNER

Louise Sapp Turner was born July 18, 1926, in Sparta. She left this life Oct. 6, 2019, at her home in Claxton, surrounded by her family. She moved to Oak Ridge to work with the Manhattan Project in 1945. She was preceded in death by: Husband of 54 years, Guy Turner; son, Wendell Turner, who passed away two days before she did; parents, William and Randa Sapp; brothers, Richard Sapp, Leonard Sapp, Clarence Sapp and Manual Sapp; sisters, Virgie Bumbalough, Verna Johnson, Willie Jones, Lois Lewallen, and Jewell Cooper; special friends, Tripp and Joyce Swindle. She is survived by: Children, Jenifer (Stephen) Delmonte, Carolyn (Kimuel) Hill, and Melinda Turner; daughter-in-law, Susan Turner; grandchildren, Amber (Anthony) Robinson, Ryan (Nichole) Delmonte, Brian (Megan) Turner, Nathan (Jennifer) Hill, Rebecca (Kent) DeVinney, and Kaylie (Matthew) Davis; great-grandchildren, Kasen Robinson, Brayden, Owen, and Grantlan Turner, Taylor and Wyatt DeVinney, Connor Davis, Eric Hill, Isaiah Comer, Grayson Davis, and an 11th great-grandchild expected in March 2020; sisters, Jean Warner, Joan Wyatt, Joyce Brewer and Lena Tucker. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews and friends. Mrs. Turner was one of the original, and a very faithful member of the Claxton Church of Christ. She worked as a caregiver in her home for many years until she retired in 2010 at the age of 84. She had a green thumb and grew many beautiful plants and flowers. She loved children and they loved her. The family received friends from 6 – 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019, at Holley Gamble Funeral Home. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Friday, Ovt. 11, 2019, at Claxton Church of Christ. The officiating ministers were Tim Forlines, Hugh Glaze and Richard Barnes. She was laid to rest at Woodhaven Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers were Amber Robinson, Ryan Delmonte, Brian Turner, Nathan Hill, Rebecca DeViney, Kaylie Davis, Kasen Robinson, Brayden Turner and Owen Turner. Honorary pallbearers were her younger great-grandchildren. “Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on. Yes, says the Spirit, that they may rest from their labors, and their works follow them.” Revelation 14:13 Holley Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton was in charge of all arrangements. www.holleygamble.com

JACQUELINE (JACKIE) HERRELL McCRARY

Jacqueline (Jackie) Herrell McCrary, 64, born Nov. 19, 1954, passed away Oct. 5, 2019, at her home in Powell. Jackie is survived by: Brother, Craig Herrell and wife Karen of Oak Ridge; step-mother, Joyce Herrell of Clinton; step-brothers Jack Green and wife Beth of Clinton, and Jimmy Green and wife Brittany of Sevierville; step-sister, Patricia Green Szczygiel and husband Frank of Kingston; and special cousin, Jennings Foust of Powell; as well as several nieces, great-nieces, nephews, great-nephews, cousins, and her beloved animals. She was preceded in death by: Parents, James (Jim) and Melva Herrell; grandparents, Gaines and Dora Herrell, and Melvin and Margaret Hall. Jackie was a 1972 graduate of Clinton High School and a long-time resident of the Claxton community. She was a very kind and loving person and spent most of her time caring for her beloved animals, as well as those who did not have a home. Serving as a foster mom for the Young-Williams Animal Center of Knoxville, she cared for and helped find homes for many homeless animals. The family would like to thank Jim and Stephanie Jenkins for their thoughtfulness during Jackie's illness. Also, special thanks to her doctors, Hospice nurses, social workers, and special friends Tracy Gardner, owner of PAWS Pet Salon, and Daniel and Kori Knighten. Her family will received friends from 2 – 3:345 p.m. Monday, Oct. 14, 2018, at Holley Gamble Funeral Home, Clinton, followed by a brief service led by Pastor Glenn Gamble. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Young-Williams Animal Center, 3201 Division Street, Knoxville, TN 37919. Holley Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton is in charge of all arrangements. www.holleygamble.com

MARGRIE COLE BROOKS

Margrie Cole Brooks, 83, Andersonville passed away Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019, at Fort Sanders Regional. Margrie was born May 5, 1936, in Anderson County to the late Willie and Arzella Cole. She was a member of Norris First Baptist Church and worked in the Anderson County General Sessions Court for 39 years. Throughout her life she loved sewing, knitting, gardening, refurbishing antique furniture, but most of all spoiling her grandchildren. In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by: First husband and father of her children, Walter Rucker; second husband, Ralph Brooks; great-grandson, Jason Paul Hatmaker. She is survived by: Daughters, Joyce Graves of Clinton, Sheila Atchley and husband Brian of Loudon; grandchildren, Megin Hatmaker, Patrick Graves, Haley Atchley, Colton Atchley; great-grandsons, Alexander and Spenser Hatmaker; sister, Willie Lowe; niece, Chris Liemohn and husband Eric; great-nieces, Olivia Liemohn Thomas and Marilee Liemohn; son-in-law, Tim Hatmaker. The family would like to thank the staff of The Waters of Clinton for the loving care given to Margrie during her stay. The family will receive friends from 5 – 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019, at Holley Gamble Funeral Home. Her funeral service will follow in the chapel with the Rev. David Seiber officiating. Margrie’s graveside will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019, at Norris Memorial Garden. Holley Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton is in charge of all arrangements. www.holleygamble.com

EUNICE EMILY JEAN WEBSTER DUNCAN RENTZ

Eunice Emily Jean Webster Duncan Rentz, born in Clinton at home Jan. 31, 1928, passed away in Clinton at home Oct. 2, 2019. She lived almost her entire life within three square miles of these homes. Today she lives in the home God prepared for her in Heaven to live eternally with all her family and friends who have gone on before her. She leaves behind a community of family and friends that she has prayed for over the years that they too may join her someday. Her greatest treasure on this earth was her precious daughter, Susan Rose Duncan, whom she always said was God’s greatest gift to her. She also leaves behind a host of nieces and nephews she has loved and cared for over the years, along with her friends at the First Wesleyan Church in Clinton which she attended all of her life. She was married to Austin Duncan whom she loved and adored for 40 years. God blessed her with a second marriage to Lamar Rentz who brought her and Susan years of happiness and joy. She was the daughter of Arch and Minnie (Silvey) Webster. She was preceded in death by: Seven siblings, Hazel (Newman) Ridenour, Bruce (Jean) Webster, Thelma (Dan) Stowe, Madalyne (Jim) Johnson, Charles Webster, Roy (Gladys) Webster and Billy (Nellie) Webster. We, the nieces, nephews and three caretakers who were like daughters to her, mourn the loss of our sweet, loving, nurturing, funny, keeper of our family’s history of how she and her siblings grew up in Clinton. She loved Jesus, her family, church, music, and people, shopping at Hammer’s and yard sales, working at Hoskins in the Flats. She was a writer of innumerable songs and poems. In the moments before her passing we found a poem which she had written. We read to her and sang songs as she stepped over into the presence of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. She left us with a smile on her face. “Heaven’s Joy” Oh, what joy in heaven When we enter there. Meeting all our loved ones So much there to share. Forever and forever, never ever to part When I get to heaven, joy will fill my heart. Written by: Eunice Rentz The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. – noon Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019, at Holley Gamble Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow with the Rev. Sam Condon officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Cemetery in Clinton. www.holleygamble.com

HERBERT BRAY

Herbert Bray, 70, Clinton, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019, at his residence. He was born in Devonia on Dec. 8, 1948, to the late Willis and Elsie Phillips Bray. He enjoyed going to church with his church family and friends. Herbert loved and cherished his grandchildren. He enjoyed watching football. In earlier years, he loved hunting. In addition to his parents, Herbert was preceded in death by: Brothers, Paul and Harold Dean Bray; sisters, Pauline McMahan Wicks, Shirley Faye Bray, Peggy Sue Wolanin and Fredia Foust; and son, Terry Bray, Survived by: Wife, Jewell Burress Bray of Clinton; children, Luke Bray of Columbus, Ohio, Carlos Bray of Las Vegas, Nev., Tina Pristas of LaFollette, Stacy Baird and husband Brian of Louisville, Ronnie Amos and wife Sarah of Maryville; sister, Annette Lane and husband Ray of Clinton; brother-in-law, Lee Wicks; sister-in-law, Lynn Bray; seven grandchildren; a host of nieces and nephews and many other family member and friends. A very special thanks to Ray Lane, Juanita Poore and Alicia Hammersmith. Also thanks to all the many friends and family member for prayers, cards, food and visits are all greatly appreciated. The family will receive friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019, from at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton with funeral service to follow at 8 p.m. with Pastor Jim Burris and the Rev. Marvin Seiber officiating . Herbert’s interment will be held at 11 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019, at Oak Grove Cemetery. www.holleygamble.com

PATRICIA RUTH MAUPIN POTTER

Patricia Ruth Maupin Potter, 78, Lake City, went to be with the Lord Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019. She was born on May 24, 1941, in Jellico, to the late Henry and Nell Elliott Lindsay. She enjoyed rose gardening, playing cards, puzzles, and taking trips to Las Vegas and Cherokee, as well as taking her Friday trips to Cracker Barrel. She loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She loved God and was a member of Grace Connection Church. She will be dearly missed. In addition to her parents, Pat was preceded in death by: Husbands, John C. Maupin, and Oral Potter; brother, Donald Lindsay; sisters, Doris Chapman and Betty Sue Lindsay; grandson Jeremy Dople; daughter-in-law, Alice Maupin. Survived by: Children, John Maupin of Clinton, Tammy Sharp and husband Johnny of Lake City, Kim Glandon and husband Eric of Clinton, Tommy Maupin of Lake City; sister, Linda Meredith of Pioneer; grandchildren, Amanda Duncan Lafollette, Amy Wilson of Lake City, Nathan McCallister of Lake City, Haley Glandon of Clinton, Dillon Glandon of Clinton, Jamie Dople and Wife Natasha of Williamsburg, Ky.; great-grandchildren, Ally Pyles, Lexie Snyder, Dalton Hall, Dallin Hall, Rylei Glandon, Natalee McCallister, Addy Dople and Emery Dople; special friend, Francis Stogsdill; a host of nieces, nephews and friends. The family will receive friends from 5 – 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4, 2019, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Lake City with the funeral service to follow at 7 p.m. with Pastor Justin Phillips and Chaplain Ben Neal officiating. Family and friends will meet at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019, and go in funeral procession to Grandview Memorial Garden for an 11 a.m. interment. www.holleygamble.com

GENEVA PHILLIPS BUNCH

Geneva Phillips Bunch, 81, Clinton, passed away Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019, at Athens Place in Athens. Geneva and her husband, Raven, owned and operated Bunch’s Woodworking Shop in Oak Ridge. Throughout her life Geneva loved hunting, fishing and camping with her husband. She was preceded in death by: Husband, Raven Bunch; parents, Perry and Flora Phillips; twin brother, Gene Phillips; brother, Ronaldean Phillips; sisters, Bobbie Whaley and Faye Wilson. She is survived by: Son, Francis Gene Bunch and wife Joy; grandchildren, Eric Bunch and wife Sarah of Riceville, Misty Bunch, Greg Bunch and wife Patty, and Adam Bunch and wife Nicole; sisters, Ruby Tackett of Caryville, Margaret Barber of Lake City, and Pat and husband Larry Daugherty of Oliver Springs; brothers, Troy and wife Bernice of Lake City and Frank Phillips and wife Wilma of Oliver Springs; nine great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews The family will receive friends from 5 – 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home with the funeral service to follow at 7 p.m. with the Rev. Delbert Umphreys officiating. Geneva’s interment will be held at Anderson Memorial Gardens at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019. Holley Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton is in charge of all arrangements. www.holleygamble.com