Obituaries

MICHAEL TRENT SHELTON

Michael Trent Shelton, 18, passed away Friday, April 17, 2020, surrounded by family. A Knox County native, Michael was born to Angel and Michael Eric. He was a senior at Clinton High School. Michael enjoyed welding and loved to walk and be in nature. He was a member of Temple Baptist Church. Michael was active in the Big Brothers Big Sisters organization, were his Big Brother was Tony Bowers. He was preceded in death by: Mother, Angel Marie Shelton; and his paternal grandmother, Cathy Cridge. Left to honor Michael’s memory: Father, Michael Eric Russell; two brothers Austin and Brandon; grandparents, Sandy and Roger Woods and Trent Russell; aunt, Misti Bolden; special cousin and her son, Makayla Copley and Mason; cousins, Jayden Riley, Matthew, Jeremy, Daniel, Justin and Teresa Kay; plus several aunts, uncles and host of other family and friends. Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 22, 2020, at Woodhaven Funeral Home, 160 Edgemoor Road in Powell, where Melvin Myers will officiate. Covid-19 rules and regulations will be applied. The family will meet at Bell Campground Cemetery at 2:30 p.m. for the interment. To share your thoughts and condolences please go to www.woodhavenfh.com Woodhaven Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens are honored to serve the Shelton family.

AVELYNE DAWN LUNSFORD

Avelyne Dawn Lunsford, Powell, God’s precious little angel, sent to us April 3, 2020, and returned to our Savior’s arms on April 17, 2020. We were blessed to have had the opportunity and privilege to love and care for our beautiful little girl for two blessed weeks. Though our hearts hang heavy, we are comforted in knowing that she is in the arms of Jesus. Preceded in death and met at the gates by her great-grand parents. and the many relatives to have gone there before her. The loved ones with whom she has left behind: Loving mother, Brittany R. Lunsford; proud and loving brother, Xaivier Leason Lunsford; aunt, Marikathryn (Katie) R. Lunsford; grandparents, James Leason and Melinda Dawn Lunsford; God-parents, Jason and Dezarae Lopez and dauther Adriana; great-grandmother, Nina D. Lunsford; and many great aunts and uncles, cousins of all generations, and many friends of the family too numerous to name. Due to the current pandemic our nation and the world is enduring, there will be no gathering of family and friends at this time. We will have a Celebration of Life service held at a later date and will be announced later by Holley Gamble Funeral Home. We would like to thank Holley Gamble Funeral Home staff for their service and support. We thank you all for your prayers and support in this time of great loss. With much love, The Lunsford Family. No longer in our arms but forever in our hearts.

TERRY LYNN GARNER

Terry Lynn Garner, born 23 April, 1957, passed away Wednesday, 15 April, 2020. He has gone home to be with the Lord after a lengthy battle with cancer. He is preceded in death by: Mother, Cleo Vivian Coward; father, Kanie Joe Garner; niece, Michelle Nicole Manis; and brother-in-law, Chris Jett. He is survived by: Two brothers and five sisters, Rick Garner and his wife Teresa, and Benny Garner and his wife Connie, Debbie Manis, Robin Bales and her husband David, Mary Williams, Tammy Garner, and Susie Jett; friend and roommate, Karen Merkley; and numerous nieces and nephews. Terry was a giving and caring man. He loved his family and friends, and would do anything for them. He will be missed by many for his kind hearted nature and smile.

MONTINE KEMP

Montine Kemp, 59, Chattanooga, passed away Monday, April 13, 2020, at her residence. She was born Sept. 4, 1960, in Forest City, Ark. Montine was of the Baptist faith and loved working as an RN, music, movies and reading. Survivors: Mother, Shirley Roper and Don of Lawrenceville, Ga.; father, Elliott Kemp of Arkansas; aunt, Daisy Hatmaker of Lake City; a host of family and friends Visitation will be held from noon – 4 p.m. Thursday, April 16, 2020, at Hatmaker Funeral Home. A private graveside service will be held Friday, April 17, 2020, at the Leach Cemetery in Lake City with the Rev. Roger Leach Officiating. The interment will follow the Graveside Service. You may also view Montine’s guestbook online at www.hatmakerfuneralhome.com Hatmaker Funeral Home, Lake City, is in charge of arrangements.

KENNETH ‘KENO’ LEEROY RHEA

Kenneth “Keno” Leeroy Rhea, 76, Andersonville, passed away on Monday, April 13, 2020. He was born Feb. 22, 1944, in Paso Robles, Calif., to Kyle and Viola Gadd Rhea. Kenneth retired from the United States Army after serving 23 years, and then later retired from the Anderson County Sheriff’s Department. He was a great storyteller and enjoyed telling stories about his time in the service. Kenneth was an avid outdoorsman, who loved to hunt, fish, explore the back county, woodworking and travel. He was a member of the Valley Lodge 383 in Andersonville. He was a loving husband, father and good friend to many. In addition to his parents, Kenneth was preceded in death by: Brothers, Lynn and Jerry Rhea; son, Allen Rhea; grandson, Kenneth Allen Rhea. Survived by: Wife, Bertha “Bep” Rhea; daughter, Tammy Littlejohn and Raymond Nix; step-sons, Jeff McAfee and wife Donna, Larry McAfee and wife Julie; siblings, Jack Rhea and wife Teensie, Bill Rhea, Johnny Rhea and wife Patsy, Judy Lee; grandchildren, Annie and Mark Littlejohn, Keagen, McKenzie, Conner, Natalie and Levi McAfee, Aubry Kerr and husband Riley, Jodie Amaya; great-grandchildren, Jasmine, Jennifer, Ricky and Kayleigh. The family will have a private graveside service Wednesday, April 15, 2020, at the Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery in Sevierville. The family will plan a memorial service for a later date. holleygamble.com

CAROLYN HUMPHREY

Carolyn Humphrey, 62, Heiskell, passed away Saturday, April 11, 2020, at her residence. Carolyn worked at Levi Straus as a seamstress and the Anderson County School System. Throughout her life she loved making quilts, taking vacations at the beach, mowing, gardening and canning, and going to church, but most of all spending time with her grandchildren. Carolyn was a member of Liberty Missionary Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by: Mother, Ruby Fay Lindsey Warwick; father, Dover Warwick; sisters, Phyllis Sue Warwick, Sherry Darlene Warwick, and Shirley Goodenough; father and mother-in-law, Bud and Trula Mae Bell Humphrey. Carolyn was a strong believer of Jesus Christ and will forever be remembered by her husband and family. She is survived by: Husband, Harold Humphrey; children, Jody Humphrey and wife Kim, Stacey Arneach, Marty Humphrey and wife Brooke; grandchildren, Robert Davis, Colton Humphrey, Jessica Lively, Conner Humphrey, Autumn Grace Arneach, Parker Humphrey, and Christian Morgan; sister, Marlena Warwick; brothers, Ricky Warwick and Wiley Warwick; step-brother, Jim Berry; step-sister, Erine Casing. Friends and family may call at their convenience from 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 15, 2020, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home. The family will have a private graveside service Thursday, April 16, 2020, at Mt. Olive Baptist Church Cemetery. Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton is in charge of all arrangements. holleygamble.com

KELLY EDWARD HORNER

Kelly Edward Horner, 88, Powell, went home to be with the Lord Saturday, April 11, 2020. After a short battle with cancer, he passed away at home surrounded by his loving family. Kelly was born in Lake City to Horace H. and Maude C. Horner. He was the brother to Gene Horner and Ruth Leinart, who preceded him in death. Kelly married his high school sweetheart, Thelma Lee Ward, in 1953. They shared a beautiful life and love for more than 62 years, inspiring their children and friends, until her passing in 2015. Straight out of high school, Kelly proudly served his country in the United States Air Force during the Korean War and then continued his service for 35 years with the 119th Tennessee Air National Guard, AWCS. Kelly was a 50-plus year member of the Powell Masonic Lodge 582, F&AM. He enjoyed the brotherhood and friendships at the lodge as well as serving his community. Kelly was a talented person who loved woodworking, gardening, and being with family. His humor and Papaw-isms kept his family and friends filled with laughter and joy. He was at peace with his life and the Lord. “I’ve lived a great life; l’ve done everything I’ve wanted to do, I know where l’m going, and my wife is waiting on me”— the words of a wonderful father and a great friend. He will be greatly missed. Kelly is survived by: Son, Steve Horner and wife Debbie; daughter, Donna and her husband Danny Grissom; daughter, Kelly Priest; and daughter, Lee Horner. He will also be greatly missed by his six grandchildren—Julie, Jason, Shannon, Shane, Drew, and Bailey; and his six grea-tgrandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren. We would like to thank the skilled and loving hands of his nurses from Professional Case Management and Amedisys, and especially our dear friend Regina Overton-Barnes, NP, who assisted us with Dad’s care this past year. Her love and advice gave great comfort to our family. A private family service will be held at Jones Mortuary in Clinton. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Powell Masonic Lodge 582 F&AM, Powell Lodge 582, 8500 Porterfield Gap Road Knoxville, TN. 37920. A memorial service with U.S. Honor Guard will be held later this year. Jones Mortuary in Clinton is serving the family of Kelly Horner.

LARRY DEAN SMITH

Larry Dean Smith, 64, Sharps Chapel, passed away Tuesday, April 7, 2020, at North Knoxville Medical Center. He was of the Baptist faith. Born in Richlands, Va., Larry graduated from Richlands High School. Larry retired two years ago from Caterpillar as a manager of technical publications after 34 years and moved to Norris Lake, where he and his wife built their dream home. He enjoyed fishing and the great outdoors. Having been the only son and middle child, he was the ultimate prankster. He loved people and his family the most. Preceded in death by: Father, Burley Smith. He is survived by: Wife, Pattie Bullock Smith; son, Nick Smith; mother, Juanita Smith; sisters, Pat Smith and Creta Lawson; along with several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews; and a host of extended family and friends. Due to current events, the family has chosen to have a Celebration of Life at a later date. holleygamble.com