Bradley Oglesby, 71, Heiskell, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2019, peacefully at his home. He was a devoted Christian, loved his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was a Marine and proud member of Piney Grove Baptist Church. Bradley was preceded in death by: Betty Oglesby; daughter, April Carlton; great-grandson, Joel Sumlin; parents, Pat and Clara Oglesby; siblings; Betty, Ben, Pat, Juanita, James, Carolyn, Charlie, and Gwen. Bradley is survived by: Children, Brad Oglesby, Becky Mase, Anita Oglesby, Austin Oglesby, Felicia Oglesby and Michael Oglesby; siblings, Donald, Sandra, and Ronnie; 14 grandchildren, Adam Carlton, Briana Rookard, Brooke Treadway, D.J. Sumlin, Ariel Brooks, Landon Sumlin, Alex Mase, Aron Mase, Lacey Oglesby, Bradley Oglesby, Camden Oglesby, Cadance Oglesby; and two grandchildren from Michael Oglesby; three great-grandchildren, Jaxon Sumlin, AnnaClaire Rookard, and Arlo Carlton; and a host of other relatives and friends. Bradley’s family will receive friends from 3 – 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019, at Piney Grove Baptist Church, 1412 E Wolf Valley Road, Heiskell. His funeral service will be at 4 p.m. with the Rev. Stanley Hawkins officiating. Bradley will receive full military honors directly following the service. Condolences can be made to the family at


Jeffery (Jeff) Norman Slone, Clinton, Anderson County, passed away Monday, Jan. 14, 2019, in an accident near Balkan, Ky. He was 56 years young. He was preceded in death by: Father, Ezra Donald Slone; mother, Barbara Dee “Susie” Slone. He is survived by: Wife, Mable Ruth “Sam;” children — son, Matthew Slone and wife Jessica of Clinton, daughter, Sarah Slone Walker and husband Chris of Knoxville, adopted daughter,r Amanda Newcomer and children Kingston, Zoie and Scarlett; brothers, Robert Michael, Timothy Kevin (wife Kimberly), and Patrick Donald; three grandchildren, Gabriella Reece, Zavier Matthew, Tyson Ezra; nephews Thomas (wife Cecelia) and Bryan; and niece, Kacy (husband Andy). He was born in Benham, Ky. He was of the Baptist faith and a graduate of the Clear Creek Baptist Bible College in Pineville, Ky, BS of Ministry 1991; a pastor of several churches, Big Prater Baptist Church of Vansant, Va, Piney Grove Baptist Church of Midtown, Coolidge First Baptist Church of Lafollette, and Pastor of Evangelism at Second Baptist Church of Clinton. Jeff was an Eagle Scout. Jeff was a fervent servant of the Lord. A memorial service will held Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019, at Second Baptist Church in Clinton; visitation was from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.; and a memorial service was held at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Second Baptist Church, 777 Public Safety Lane, Clinton, Tennessee 37716 “New Addition Fund”, Choices Resource Center 170 Raleigh Rd, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, 37830, or Northern Lights Mission P.O. Box 889 Tok, Alaska, 99780. Holley Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton is in charge of all arrangements.


Kathryn Humphreys Childress, Clinton, known to friends as "Kathy,” and to family as “Kaki," passed away Jan. 14, at the age of 92 years. A native of Forked Deer, Kathy graduated from Brownsville High School in 1944. She worked at ESSO Standard Oil Company’s office in Memphis, where she met her future husband, John Childress, who at that time was a co-op student at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. Kathy was a homemaker, devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, and a friend to all. Her Christian faith was central in her life, having worshipped and served for nearly six decades at First Baptist Church in Clinton. She was particularly fond of the Madonna Sunday School class and cherished friendships with fellow class members. Kathy loved being with people and had a way of making everyone feel special, frequently putting others’ interests ahead of her own. “Kaki” will be lovingly remembered by: John, her husband of 68 years; her daughter, Susan Corrigan of New Berlin, Wisc.; and her son, Milt Childress (Carol) of Charlotte, N.C.; her grandchildren, Tyler Corrigan (Joni) of Minneapolis, Minn., Emily Corrigan (Jeff) of Madison, Wisc., Caroline Corrigan of Milwaukee, Wisc., Alex Childress Slabaugh (Drew) of Charlotte, N.C., Gracie Childress Lobão (Vitor) of San Francisco, Calif., and John Childress of Atlanta, Ga.; and her great-grandchildren Audrey, Norah and Calvin Corrigan. Kathy will also be fondly remembered by several nieces, nephews and many friends. She was preceded in death by: Brother Odis Humphreys and his wife, Opal; and her sister Helen Eaton. A celebration of Kathy’s life was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019, at Holley Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton, with Dr. Michael Prince officiating. The family received friends following her service. Kathy’s graveside service was private. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in memory of Kathy can be made to First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 268, Clinton, TN 37717. Holley Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton was in charge of all arrangements.


Norma Dean Crowley, 80, went home to be with the Lord Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019, at the Waters of Clinton. She was born Jan. 25, 1938, to the late Sam and Vinnie Lloyd McGill in Campbell County. Norma was a member of Beech Park Baptist Church and loved attending when she was able. She was a dedicated mother and loved spending time with her family. In addition to her parents, Norma was preceded in death by: Husband, Chester Crowley; and daughter, Kathy Crowley. Survived by: Sons, Cecil Crowley and wife Debbie of Clinton, Chester Crowley and Victoria Delgado of Knoxville; daughter, Teresa Crowley of Florida; grandchildren, Ben Crowley, Daniel Noor and Sharina Noor; great-grandchildren, Ethan Crowley and Maddox Noor; several nieces and nephews. Norma’s graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019, at Grandview Memorial Gardens.


John Wayne Courtney, 74, Kingston, passed away Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019. A graduate of the class of 1963 from Norris High School, John proudly enlisted in the United States Navy and served from 1963 to 1972 where he earned the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal and the National Defense Service Medal. He continued as a member of the American Legion. John’s occupation for the last 34 years has been as a truck driver. John was preceded in death by: Parents, John H. and Lois Marie (Moore) Courtney; sisters, Celinda Courtney and Gail Stallings. John has been married to his high school sweetheart, Janis Halk Courtney since 1966: Together they have Thomas Courtney of Harriman, Becky King of Harriman, Randall L. Courtney and wife Rene of Genoa, Ill.; bonus children, Anissa Gardner of Georgia, Nancy Parker of Louisiana, Darrell Long of Oklahoma, Lynn Wilcox of Colorado; siblings, Larry Courtney and wife Christine; Pam Testa, Randall K. Courtney and Becky E. Forbus; grandchildren, Tali, Caleb, Ashley, Aaron-John, Emma, Christa; great-grandchildren, Aubrielle and Alister; six bonus grandchildren and seven bonus great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and a host of other friends and family. The family will receive friends from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019, at the Clinton Chapel of Holley-Gamble Funeral Home. Family and friends will meet following the visitation at the East Tennessee Veterans Cemetery on Governor John Sevier Hwy. in Strawberry Plains at 2 p.m.


Walter Russel Hensley Jr., 75, Kingston, passed away Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019, at his home surrounded by his loving wife, family and friends. He was born Aug. 16, 1943, in Akron, Ohio, and moved to East Tennessee in 1957. He was a United States Navy veteran who loved his country. Walter retired as a plant manager for a printing corporation after working 30 years in the Atlanta area and 15 years in Chattanooga. He was a member of Kingston United Methodist Church and also a member and Ranger at Lakeside Golf Course where he made a “hole in one” in September of 2015. Besides being an avid golfer, Walter enjoyed fishing, boating and music. He and his wife, Brenda, had their own band for more than 15 years. Preceded in death by: Sons, Walter Hensley III and Gregory Wayne Hensley; parents, Walter Russel Hensley Sr. and Marie Wilkinson Hensley. Survivors: Loving wife of 56 years, Brenda Joyce Lowe Hensley of Kingston; sister, Sally Ann Thomas and husband Bob of Acworth, Ga.; sisters-in-law, Patricia Mills of Hixson, Janice Carriger of Spring City; special cousins, Tom, Steve, and Phil Hensley, all of Kingston; numerous nieces, nephews, extended family members and a host of dear friends. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. - noon, Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019, at Fraker Funeral Home with Celebration of Life following at noon in the chapel with the Rev. Sue Lynn Johnson presiding. Continuation of Celebration will be held from 1 – 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019, at Lakeside Golf Course in the Club House, 736 Paint Rock Ferry Road in Kingston, with military honors conducted by the Roane County Honor Guard. In lieu of flowers the family request memorials be made to St. Jude Children Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000 – Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148-0142 or Shriners Hospital for Children, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607. Online register book can be signed at Fraker Funeral Home of Kingston is in charge of all the arrangements.


Myrtice Blanton McMahan, 82, Clinton, passed away Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019, at The Waters of Clinton in Clinton. She was a loving wife and mother. Myrtice retired from the Anderson County School system. She was a member of Island Ford Baptist Church in Lake City. Myrtice loved her church and flowers. The family would like to give a special thanks to the staff at The Waters of Clinton for the wonderful care and support for over 31 months. Myrtice was preceded in death by: Parents, Delos Blanton Sr and Mamie Norman Blanton; and son, Greggory Keith McMahan. She is survived by: Husband of 57 years, Ted McMahan of Clinton; son, Kevin McMahan and wife Angie of Clinton; brothers, Curtis Blanton and wife Janice of Sylva, N.C., Emerson “Pete” Blanton and wife Margaret of Sylva, N.C., and Delos Blanton Jr and wife Nancy of Lockhart, S.C.; step-grandson, Michael Bavousett; two step-great-granddaughters, Micha and Linvi; and a host of other relatives and friends. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Alzheimer’s at Myrtice’s family will receive her friends from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019, in the chapel of Jones with her funeral service following at 1 p.m. with Delos Blanton Jr. and Brian Thomas officiating. Her interment will follow her funeral service at Norris Memorial Gardens in Norris. Jones Mortuary in Clinton, TN is in charge of all arrangements. Condolences can be made to the family at


Lou Ann Jackson, 86, Knoxville, passed away Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019, at her residence. She was born Feb. 4, 1932, to the late Everett and Tennessee Adkins Spurlock in Spurlocksville, W.Va. She was a member of Briceville First Baptist Church where she loved attending while she was able. She was a gentle little woman who enjoyed working in her flowers, doing crafts, and working puzzles. She loved her dog, Missy. She will be dearly missed. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by: Husband, Leonard Jackson; grandson, Brian Hooks; son-in-law, James Hodge; and several brothers and sisters. She is survived by: Children, Linda Pennington and husband Tom, Carol Hodge, Bonnie Hooks and husband Roger, Leonard “Buddy” Jackson Jr. and wife Charlene, Bobby Jackson and wife Joan, Donna Swartzfager and husband Leonard; grandchildren, Kim Davis and husband Mike, Pam Wilson and husband Steve, Rogie Hooks and wife Beth, James Stewart, Jeffrey Hodge, Bobby Jackson Jr. and wife Anna, Richard “Buddy” Jackson and wife Kara, Nicole Wagner and husband Lenny, Crystal Holmes and husband Todd, Jeremy Norris, Joshua Norris, Missi Becker Swartzfager, Jenelle Swartzfager, Christine Russo, Patricia Russo; great-grandchildren, Deanna, Christopher, Tyler, Amanda, Molly, Emilee, Tiffany, Dana, Megan, Kyle, Brandon, Reiley, Colbey, Hailey, Madison, Kalli, Camden, Cayson, Dominic, Derek, Evan, Owen, JJ, Jackson, Ryan, Cody, Victoria, Christopher, Joel, and Emily; great-great-grandchildren, C.J., Penelope, and Brinlee; several nieces, nephews and a host of other family and friends. Special thanks to Amedisys Hospice, Briceville First Baptist Church, and City Hills Church for their kindness and compassion during this time. The family will receive friends at the Holley-Gamble Funeral Home from 5 – 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019. The funeral service will be 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019, with the Rev. Tim Russell, Pastor Danny Lawson, and the Rev. George Asbury officiating. Her interment will follow at Campbell Memorial Gardens.