Obituaries

EDDIE 'THE LEGEND' GODSEY SR.

Eddie “The Legend” Godsey Sr., 69, Oak Ridge, passed away Dec. 19, 2020, at Diversicare of Oak Ridge. He was a local entertainer and musician. Eddie worked for WYSH for more than 30 years and at WXVO. He will always be remembered for his great sense of humor and his ability to deliver a perfectly timed one-liner. Eddie was preceded in death by his father, Charles E. Godsey. He is survived by: Wife, Becky Godsey of Oak Ridge; sons, Eddie Godsey of Oak Ridge, and Brandon Godsey and wife Amanda of Clinton; daughters, Hope Garrettson and husband Herbert of Fort Myers, Fla., Dakota Jaegan and husband Ryan of Powell, Kayla Harwell and husband Jeff of Clinton, and Meagan Lane and husband James of Clinton; mother, Minnie Godsey of Clinton; brother, Paul Godsey and wife Missy of Norris; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; as well several other extended family members and friends. A memorial service will be announced at a later date. Jones Mortuary in Clinton is in charge of all arrangements. Online condolences for the family may be expressed at www.jonesmortuaryllc.com

GLENNA RUTH McCOY

Glenna Ruth McCoy, better known as "Cricket,”, 75, of the Beech Grove Community in Lake City, passed away Dec. 19, 2020, with her family by her side. She was such a fighter and loving mother, but now she is resting peacefully. She was a member of Laurel Branch Baptist Church in Briceville. In addition to her parents, she wass preceded in death by: Husband; Jake McCoy, and brother Cleve Phillips and wife Alma. Crickett is survived by: Son, J.P. McCoy and wife Shauna; daughter, Frances Dison and husband Lynn; daughter, Cissy Freytag; brother, Kenneth Phillips and wife Anna; sister, Ann Moore; sister, Donna Brock; grandsons, Aaron McCoy and wife Savannah, Blake McCoy and wife Jodi, Tyler Dison and wife Rebecca, Brandon Dison, Dustin Lowe, Randy Freytag ; great-grandchildren, Hunter, Hudson, Rhett, Oliver, Gigi, and Madeline. At the request of the family, services will be held privately.

CHARLES WADE LEINART

Charles Wade Leinart, 91, Clinton, passed away Friday, Dec. 18, 2020, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge. He was born July 5, 1929, to the late William David Leinart and Sarah Emily Rutherford in Bonny Blue, Va. Charles was a veteran of the US Army having served during the Korean War. He later retired from the National Guard after 21 years of service. Charles also retired from ORNL after 38-plus years. He was a former member of the Lions Club in Clinton. Charles later enjoyed traveling with his wife to Florida during the winter. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers and three sisters. He is survived by: Wife of 50 years, Joyce Price Leinart; children, Jeanne Charlsene Baxter and husband Jim, Shoney Wolfe and wife Lora; grandchildren, Jason Baxter and wife Whitney, Jessica Langstaff and husband Nick, Blaine Wolfe, Braden Wolfe; great-grandchildren, Brooklyn Baxter, Caleb Langstaff, and Aubree Langstaff; brother, Jack Leinart. The family would like to extend special thanks to his caregivers who helped him through his illness. The family received friends at the Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton from 5 – 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 20, 2020. Those attending wore a mask and practiced social distancing. His graveside service was at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 21, 2020, at Grandview Memorial Gardens. www.holleygamble.com

FRED AUSTIN FOX

Fred Austin Fox, 88, passed away Dec. 18, 2020, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge. He was born in 1932 near what is now tee box number 12 at Centennial golf course in Oak Ridge which was at that time his family’s farm. A 1953 graduate of Clinton High School, he retired from Union Carbide Corporation in Oak Ridge as a foreman working in the Y-12 plant. He was preceded in death by: Parents, Thomas Wilson Fox and Elizabeth Strong Fox; son, Fredrick Scott Fox; brothers and sisters, Dorothy (Dot) Fox Margrave, William (Bill) Fox, Minnie Fox Manley, Elizabeth Fox Bolton, Hazel Fox Brown, Bessie Fox Smith, Henry Fox, Bertha Mae (Bert) Fox Jenkins. He is survived by: Wife of 68 years, Onah Stair Fox; daughter, Venessa Fox Seivers (David); grandchildren, Chelsea McMasters (Nathan), Evan Seivers (Emily), Mackenzie Fox, Skylar Fox and Jordan Fox; great-grandchildren, Sloan Seivers, Neal and Fiona McMasters. Several nieces, nephews and cousins also held a special place in his heart along with the many friends he would do anything for to help. Fred was a lifelong Clinton resident. His friendliness, humor and storytelling were notable traits. In his free time, he enjoyed competition of all types and enjoyed being a fan and spectator of all sports. He especially liked playing golf and did so all his life including this past July at the 49th annual Fox family reunion. This was an important event to him and he always encouraged everyone’s attendance. Due to the COVID pandemic, the family is having only an outdoor graveside service at 2 p.m. Monday Dec. 21, 2020, at Grandview Memorial Garden in Clinton. The family requests everyone wear a mask to the service. Donations can be made in lieu of flowers to St Judes Children’s Hospital or First Baptist Church in Clinton.

MARGIE PAULINE HENDERSON

Margie Pauline Henderson, 91, Heiskell, passed away Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020, at her residence. Margie was born in Grayson County, Ky., April 27, 1929, to the late Marvin and Anna Mae Glasscock Drane. She was a member of College Heights United Methodist Church in Elizabethtown, Ky. She loved crocheting, knitting, crafts, and spending time with her family and friends. In addition to her parents, Margie was preceded in death by: Husband, James Henderson; brothers, Carroll Drane and Murle Drane; and sister, Alice Ruth Wilson. Survivors: Sons, Dave Henderson and wife Cecilia of Heiskell, Terry Henderson of Heiskell; grandson, David Henderson of Heiskell. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 21, 2020, at New Elizabethtown Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Don Sexton officiating. You may also view Margie’s guestbook online at www.hatmakerfuneralhome.com Hatmaker Funeral Home Lake City is in charge of arrangements.

ANNA MAUDE HILL RIGGS

Anna Maude Hill Riggs, 90, Clinton, passed away peacefully Dec. 16, 2020, at Norris Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. She was a member of Memorial United Methodist Church in Clinton, where she worked in the church nursery taking care of a countless number of children for more than 49 years. In her earlier years, she worked for Southern Bell Telephone Company in Clinton as a switchboard operator, and always recalled that she was working the switchboard the morning of the bombing of Clinton High School on Oct. 5, 1958. In later years, she was a long time Produce Department Manager at Miller’s IGA in South Clinton. Anna Maude was born in Coal Creek. She was preceded in death by: Parents, Shelby Lee and Mattie Katharn Andrews Hill; as well as brothers, John Hill and Shelby T. Hill; and sisters, Barbara Freeman and Mary Wilson. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Robert Gerald Riggs, in August, 2016. Survivors: Son, William R. (Bill) Riggs and wife Lynne; daughter, Susie K. Taylor and husband Jimmy; grandson, Matthew R. Taylor; special friend, Fred Jones of Knoxville; several nephews and nieces. The family would like to express our appreciation to mom’s niece, Mona Poore, who has been a faithful companion and caregiver to both Mom and Dad for many years. We would also like to thank her Cross Street neighbors, who have kept a watchful eye on her since dad’s passing. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Memorial United Methodist Church, 323 North Main Street, Clinton, TN 37716, or a charity of your choice. Family and friends may visit at their convenience at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home from noon – 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020. A private, Covid-19 compliant graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 20, 2020, at Grandview Memorial Gardens in Clinton.

LOWELL WADE HOHMAN

Lowell Wade Hohman, 81, Clinton, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge. He was born March 19, 1939, to the late Eugene Henry and Verna Louise Weber Hohman in Clinton. He was a carpenter for many years. He also worked as a screen printer and produced many uniforms for local sports teams. Lowell was a founding member of the Optimist Club in South Clinton. He enjoyed watching sports on television, especially the Vols. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by: Granddaughter, Anessa Hohman; and brother, Jack Hohman. He is survived by: Wife, Norma Hohman; children, Michael Hohman, Alan Hohman and wife Wendy; grandchildren, Krista Robinette and husband Josh, and Sarah Hohman; great-grandchildren, Lincoln Robinette; siblings, Carolyn Owens and husband Marvin, Dolores Crowley and husband L.B.; several nieces, nephews, and other family and friends. Family and friends gathered for graveside services at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 18, 2020, at Woodhaven Memorial Gardens. www.holleygamble.com

FRANCES PRATER McKINNEY

Ms. Frances Prater McKinney was granted her angel wings Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020. She resided in Clairfield and worked in the school system for more than 35 years. Frances had a love for children to excel in their education. She was a member of the Clairfield Missionary Baptist Church and later moved to Louisiana where she was employed by Valex Credit Union for many years. After retiring she returned to Andersonville to be near family. Frances was preceded in death by: Parents, Herbert and Bessie Reed McDonald; infant daughter, Lisa Prater; father of her sons, Elmer Prater; and second husband, James Allen McKinney. She is survived by: Sons, Michael Prater (Patsy) and David Prater (Sharon); grandchildren, Toni Gossett (Jeff) and Tracy Powers (Kevin); great-grandchildren, Courtnie, Sydnie, Dawson and Madison; great-great-grandchildren, Kellin and Kyler. We would like to say a special thanks to The Courtyards of Oak Ridge, Amedisys HH and Hospice for caring for our spunky granny and treating her like family. All services will be private. Harp Funeral Home, Jellico, in charge of arrangements.