Obituaries

MARNA GALYON HOTLE

Marna Galyon Hotle, 92, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020, at The Waters of Clinton. Marna was born on May 16, 1928, to Walter Olan and Winnie Swicegood Galyon. She was the middle of five siblings, all of whom preceded her in death. They were: Ernestine Cross, Dr. L. E. (Ed) Galyon, Don Galyon, and Betty France. She was married June 14, 1947, to the Rev. E. Ray Hotle, and they were together 58 years before his death in 2005. She spent her life serving as a faithful pastor's wife as her husband pastored churches in Tennessee and southern Indiana. She spent the majority of her working career working for Cummins Engine Company in Columbus, Ind. For several years she was the private secretary and administrative assistant to one of the vice-presidents of Cummins. Following his promotion to president of a subsidiary company in England, she spent the remainder of her career as a bookkeeper and accountant in their General Office Building. She retired from Cummins in 1986 at the age of 58. Marna was an outstanding pianist and for a number of years was sought out as an accompanist at conventions and church gatherings. One of her sons' favorite memories was listening to his mother sit at the piano at night after the house was dark and play "Overshadowed" or "When They Ring Those Golden Bells." Her youngest granddaughter, in a moving Facebook tribute wrote, "I'm thankful for the sewing kit that she would pull out in church to keep me occupied when I was little. . . I'm thankful for her making extravagant doll houses from cardboard boxes and magazine people." She was an amazing Mother, Grandmother, and Christian lady. She is survived by: Only son, Dr. Marlin R. Hotle and his wife Darla of Clinton; three granddaughters, Sonya and husband Detective Sgt. Scott Gregory of Clinton, Amber and husband Prof. Jay Wisler of Jackson, Ky., Heather and husband the Rev. Gene Swartz of Ashland, Ky. She also leaves behind seven great-grandchildren whom she adored, Preston Gregory, Nathan Gregory, Caleb Wisler, Emily Wisler, Tyler Wisler, Noah Aiden Swartz and Annie Swartz. She is also survived by: Brother-in-law, Oliver France; sister-in-law, Bonnie and husband Bob Weinmann; and sister-in-law, Jane Mandrell; as well as a host of nieces and nephews. Visitation was at the Bridges Funeral Home from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 4, 2020, followed by the funeral service with the Rev. David Speas, the Rev. Sam Condon, and Dr. Marlin Hotle officiating. The funeral service will be live-streamed securely at Bridges Funeral Home website. The graveside service was at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020, at the Hope Moravian Cemetery in Hope, Ind., with the Rev. Gene Swartz officiating. Arrangements by Bridges Funeral Home, 5430 Rutledge Pike, 865-523-4999. www.bridgesfuneralhome.com

JOE DANIEL McAMIS

Joe Daniel McAmis, 67, Clinton, went to be with the Lord Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020, surrounded by his family. An adored and devoted husband, father, son, Papaw, and brother, Joe loved going to the beach with his family, watching Tennessee football, fishing, and spending time with his grandkids. Joe is survived by: Wife of 48 years, Dawn (Kalfas); children, Joe and wife Sharla, Clay and wife Amanda, Maleia Wood and husband Jason, and Sean; mother, Daphna; siblings, Jack McAmis and Mary Bunch; brother-in-law, Bill Gibbs; grandchildren, Andrew, Mollie, Emmy, Blake, and Griffin; and many nieces, nephews, and close friends. Joe was preceded in death by his sister, Patricia (Patty) Gibbs. The family held a graveside service at Oak Ridge Memorial Park on Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020. Holley Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton was in charge of all arrangements. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (www.pancan.org).

MARY LANE

Mary Lane, 95, Oak Ridge, passed away Monday, Sept. 1, 2020, at Diversacare of Oak Ridge. She was born in Clinton to the late James Cecil and Bessie Irene Brock Taylor. She was a member of Glenwood Baptist Church in Oak Ridge. She was also a member of First Baptist Church of Clinton for many years. Mary loved her family, church and reading. In addition to her parents, Mary was preceded in death by: Husband, Hardin Seaton Lane; sister and brother-in-law, Helen and James A. Coleman. Survived by: Sons, Buster Lane wife Ellen, Mike Lane wife Bridget; grandchildren, Tyler Lane, Taylor Lane wife Jenny, Mary Alice Lane; great-grandchildren, Bennett Lane and Harper Lane; nephew, Al and Vickie Coleman. In lieu of flowers the family as that donations be made to Cystic Fibrosis Foundation 5401 Kingston Pike Suite 230 Knoxville, TN 37919 Mary’s services will be private.

ROBERT HAYES RABY

Robert Hayes Raby, 93, Clinton, passed peacefully into the arms of the Lord with his daughter by his side Aug. 21, 2020, at Diversacare of Oak Ridge. Mr. Raby was born on Oct. 20, 1926, to his late parents, Elmer and Dora Raby. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the United States Army. He was a member of Poplar Creek Baptist Church where he served as a dedicated deacon doing service for the Lord. Mr. Raby was a 32nd Degree Mason and a member of Alpha Lodge #376 in Clinton for more than 50 years. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and golfing. He will always be remembered for his heart of gold and was always and willing to help anyone in need. Besides his parents he was preceded in death by: Wife of 40 years, Hazel Braden Raby; daughter, Judy Williams; granddaughter, Tracy Brewer; stepmom, Maggie; brothers, C.B. Raby, Boyd Raby and Clyde Raby; sisters, Burnett Nichols and Florence Hendren. He is survived and will be greatly missed by: Daughter, Rebecca Andrews and husband Bill of Clinton; grandsons, Phillip Andrews and wife Krystal of Knoxville, John Andrews and wife Heather of Knoxville, and Robert Andrews of South Carolina; granddaughter, Samantha Williams of Oak Ridge; sister-in-law, Claudia Braden of Lewisburg; great-grandchildren, Wyatt Andrews, Olivia Andrews, Aubrey Andrews, Braden Andrews, Chloe Brewer, Loki Brewer and Jessamyn Duncan; three great-great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 5 – 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020, in the chapel at Jones Mortuary with a funeral service to follow. F Family and friends will gather at Sunset Cemetery at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020, for interment with full military honors. In lieu of flowers the family asks that a donation be made in his memory to Poplar Creek Baptist Church 490 Marlow Circle Clinton, TN 37716. Jones Mortuary in Clinton is in charge of all arrangements. Online condolences for the family may be expressed at www.jonesmortuaryllc.com

DONALD DELONIS DEW

On Aug. 21, 2020, Donald Delonis Dew, 81, Andersonville, went to the place that Jesus had been preparing for him. Donald leaves a legacy of love and service to his Lord, his family, and his friends. Jesus was the center of his life and his family rejoices that he is now in His presence. We give thanks to the Lord for the gracious way that He brought Donald home easily and peacefully. He waits in Heaven for: His wife of 61 years, Judy Miller Dew; his sons and their wives, Jeff and Ramona of Knoxville, Joel and Kendra of Powell, Greg and Kelly of Mt. Juliet, and Kevin of Chattanooga. He also leaves behind: 10 grandchildren, Hannah Phillips (Derek), Mary Elizabeth, Katlyn Smith (Max), Kelsey Stepp (Clark), Sam, Maddie, Miller, Tate, Brooke, and Reece; three great-grandchildren, Judson, Juliana, and Wyatt; as well as brother, James (Juanita); and sisters-in-law, Betty Disney and Lorene Dew. The family received friends at the Norris First Baptist Church from 10 a.m. – noon, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020, with the funeral service following at noon. His graveside service followed at the Norris Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers please send donations to Norris First Baptist Church or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

ALMA ‘AUNTIE’ JEAN MAY

Alma “Auntie” Jean May, 89, Clinton — heaven gained an angel Aug. 19, 2020. She was born April 24, 1931, to the late Luther and Dixie Webber May. Alma was a member of Farmers Grove Baptist Church, where she was the Sunday school treasurer and loved her church family. Alma was a very special lady to her family and friends. In addition to her parents, Alma was preceded in death by: Brother, Ostes May; and nephew, Joel May. Survived by: Nieces, Mary Gibson and husband Melvon, Dixie Bumgardner, Sandra Taylor; special great-nephew, Wesley Gibson and wife Elizabeth; nephew, James May and wife Wendy; great-nieces, April Tinker and Amanda Dotson; great-nephew, B.J. Dotson; a host of other family and friends. The family would like to thank all the PCM nurses for all their love and care during Ms. Alma’s sickness. The family received friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 22, 2020, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton with the funeral service following at 8 p.m. with the Rev. Bobby Metcalf officiating. Family and friends met at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home at 1:15 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 23, 2020, to go in funeral procession to the Farmers Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. www.holleygamble.com

BARBARA CUNNINGHAM WILLIAMS

Barbara Cunningham Williams, 80, Clinton, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge. She was born in Clinton to the late Alexander and Bertha Marie Brittle Cunningham. Barbara was a member of Jarnigan Chapel Baptist Church and retired from Hoskins Drug Store after working there for 17 years. In addition to her parents, Barbara was preceded in death by: Husband, Charlie Williams; and sister, Nancy Cunningham. Survived by: Sons, Bobby Cunningham, David Cunningham and wife Phyllis; sister, Joan Smith and husband Roy; brother, Larry Cunningham; grandchildren, Kayla Dawn Cunningham, Mathew Cunningham and Cheyann Chandler; great-grandchildren, Kenzlee Nix and Cooper Nix; several nieces and nephews and a host of other family and friends. Barbara’s interment was held at Jarnigan Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery at 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 21, 2020. www.holleygamble.com

GEORGIA LORENE HILL COX

Georgia Lorene Hill Cox, 98, Clinton, passed away Wednesday, August 19, 2020. She was born Oct. 20, 1921, in Loyston to the late L.G. “Gip” Hill and Bessie Stooksbury. She was a member of Hinds Creek Baptist Church and worked at Magnet Mills in Clinton and Davis Manufacturing Company Inc. in Knoxville. She loved working her garden with her flowers and also loved her dog, cats, and crocheting. She was preceded in death by: Husband, Charles Elmore Cox; son, Daniel E. Cox; brothers, Vaughn Hill, Carson Hill, and Billy Hill; sisters, Retta Mae Hill Hickson and Gertrude Hill Stokes. She is survived by:Son, Charles Ed Cox; grandchildren, Matthew Cox and wife Jackie, Amy Fox and husband Jim, and Denice Satterfield and husband Gerald; great-grandchildren, Charleigh Saige Cox, Lainey Cox, Daniella “Dana” Cox, Dalton Sams, Ryle Sams, Gracie and Cate Satterfield; daughter-in-law, Mrs. Daniel (Cathy) Cox; siblings, Mary June Hill Hillon, Letta Lou Hill Graham, and Jack Hill The family received friends from 3 – 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 23, 2020, at Holley Gamble Funeral Home with funeral services following in the chapel. Her graveside was at 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 24, 2020, at Norris Memorial Garden. Holley Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton was in charge of all arrangements. www.holleygamble.com