Obituaries

REV. LELAND RAY MAYFIELD

The Rev. Leland Ray Mayfield, 60, Lake City, passed away Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019, at his residence. Leland was born Sept. 18, 1959, in Alexandria, Va., to the late Levan Ray and Edna Pearce Mayfield. He was a member of Deep Spring Baptist Church and worked for the town of Oliver Springs in the water department. Leland worked at Anderson County Park for 13 years as a manager. He was a singer and songwriter and loved playing all music. Leland loved spending time with his granddaughters. Survivors: Wife, Hazel Lowe Mayfield of Lake City; daughters, Amanda Pyle and Steve Jr. of Lake City, Tonya Bradley and Rusty of Lake City; sisters, Karen Stovall and Jeff of Clinton, Diane Spencer of Lake City; granddaughters, Chelsey, Alyson and Peyton Pyle, Caitlyn and Brooklyn Bradley; special family, Ray, Teresa and Anna McWilliams; several nieces and nephews and a host of special family and friends. Visitation will be from 6 – 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019, at Hatmaker Funeral Home. Funeral service will be at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019, in the Hatmaker Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Scotty Collins and the Rev. Doug Fielden officiating. Family and friends will meet at 10:15 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019, at Hatmaker Funeral Home to go in procession to Norris Memorial Gardens for an 11 a.m. interment. You may also view Leland’s guestbook online at www.hatmakerfuneralhome.com Hatmaker Funeral Home, Lake City, is in charge of arrangements.

EARL ‘BUD-BUD’ HAMMONS

Earl “Bud-Bud” Hammons, 90, Clinton, passed away at his home Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019. He was born on April 18, 1929, in Clinton, to the late Roy and Thelma Slover Hammons. Bud was a United States Marine veteran having served during the Korean War. He enjoyed spending time at the lake, fishing, gardening and stock-car racing. In addition to his parents, Bud was preceded in death by: Wife, Faye Hammons; sister, Marie Pyle; brothers-in-law, Delton Pyle, Bill Leinart, Ray Russell, John Hill, Amos Rhea, Junior Rhea; sisters-in-law, Aldeane Gill, Dorothy Rhea; mother and father-in-law, Cloris and Carlos Rhea Survived by: Sister, Francis Leinart; sisters-in-law, Jean Russell and Von Rhea; brother-in-law, Sonny Gill; several nieces and nephews that Bud counted as children. The family received friends from 2 – 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton. Bud’s funeral service followed in the chapel at 3 p.m. with Preacher Johnny Rhea officiating. Interment was at Blowing Spring Cemetery following funeral service. www.holleygamble.com

KENNETH DWIGHT MAGILL

Kenneth Dwight Magill passed away at his home in Dutch Valley Wednesday morning, Sept. 25, 2019. He was the son of the late Charles and Anna Magill. Their family was one of many families displaced from the Wheat Community by the government in preparation for the Manhattan Project. Following his high school graduation and Kenneth joined the United States Army at the age of 19. As the war progressed, he fought in the Battle of the Bulge under General George Patton. These events he never spoke of for many years. Kenneth and his late wife, Jane Teno Magill, were active in Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, where he served as deacon. He was preceded in death by: Twin sisters, and their husbands, Eula and Henderson Cooper and Beulah and James Cooper; brother-in-law, Woodrow Wall; younger brother, Joe Magill. He is survived by: Sister, Marie Magill Wall of Charlotte, N.C.; sister-in-law, Mary Farmer Magill of Clinton; many nieces, nephews, as well as cousins and friends in the Harriman area. The family wishes to thank his faithful care givers as well as the church family and members of the community. The family will have a graveside service 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019, at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Cemetery with full military honors at graveside. Anyone not able to attend the graveside can come to Holley Gamble Funeral Home and sign the register book. Holley Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton is in charge of all arrangements. www.holleygamble.com

ROBERT WAYNE RUTHERFORD

Robert Wayne Rutherford, better known as Robbie, 41, Clinton, passed away Monday, Sept. 23, 2019. at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center in Knoxville. He loved his family. Robbie enjoyed fishing, playing video games, and loved music. Robbie was preceded in death by: Mother, Charlene Foust; daughter, Serena Rutherford; and brother, James Charles Rutherford; grandparents, Fayetta Rutherford, and Charles Allen. Robbie is survived by: Father and step-mother, Rickey and Syble Rutherford of Clinton; wife, Jennifer Rutherford of Lake City; son, Zandar Rutherford of Maryville; daughters, Shayna Rutherford of Lake City, Kaylee Rutherford of Lake City, Skyelar Rutherford of Maryville, Jaylynn Rutherford of Lake City; brothers, Rickey Lee Rutherford of Knoxville, James Dustin Rutherford of Clinton; sister, Rhiannon Rutherford of Berea, Ky.; grandparents, James and Ruby of Caryville, and Fannie Allen of Georgia; special aunts, Patricia Rutherford, Rhonda Bunch, Missy Gianbolvo; and a host of other relatives and friends. Services for Robbie will be private. Jones Mortuary in Clinton is in charge of all arrangements

MONA F. EPPSTEIN

Mona F. Eppstein, 86, Norris, peacefully passed Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019, after a very short and well cared for stay in Norris Health & Rehabilitation Center. Mona was born Oct. 26, 1932, at the Woman’s Hospital in Detroit, Mich., to parents Albert and Rose Rosenberg. She was married in 1955 to Julius Eppstein at the B’nai Jacob Synagogue in Toledo, Ohio. After the loss of her husband and years of living up north in Ohio, Mona moved south to Norris, where she resided at Norris Garden Apartments. Mona is survived by many LOVING family members: Brother, Lou “Butch” Rosenberg and wife Peggy reside in Toledo, Ohio, and two sons Chris and Marcus. Mona’s Children, Cathy Terry resides in Omaha, Neb., Renee’ Sharp and husband John reside in Andersonville, David Eppstein and wife Beata reside in Walled Lake, Mich. Grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Alexa Christiansen and husband Chad, Ryan Sharp and wife Lara Beth, Jill Hubbard and husband Justin, Caleb, Jacob, Aiden and Ethan Eppstein, Jaxon, Brynlee, Jessa, Jorja and Sam. Much love to the many nephews and nieces and dear cousins. A special THANK YOU to the many AMAZING caregivers who spent countless hours and loving care to Mona over the last year of her life from people w/ CHOICES, UT, TENNOVA HOSPICE and SENIORS HELPING SENIORS and to the many dear friends of the family. A Very Special Thank You to Patti Virnelson and the love and care you provided. Mona has requested no services. Keeping with Mona’s Giving Spirit, she has asked for any monetary donations be made to Restore Life, as she has donated her organs for research. Please make checks payable to The Hospice Promise Foundation with her name “Mona Eppstein” listed on the comment section of your check and mail to Tennova Hospice, 1512 Coleman Rd., Suite 302, Knoxville, TN 37909.

BARBARA JUNE MELTON HENDERSON

Barbara June Melton Henderson passed away Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge. June was of the Methodist faith and her favorite bird was the blue bird and favorite flower the Forget-Me-Not. She worked at Git’n Go Market #4 as a deli manager for more than 20 years. June was preceeded in death by: Parents, Zee and Reba Mitchell Melton. June is survived by: Brothers, Clifton (Judy) Melton of Clinton, Clayton (Pam) Foust; and sisters, Sue Melton and Faye Melton McCoy all of Andersonville. June’s family and friends gathered at 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6, 2019, in Norris Memorial Gardens in Norris for her graveside service with Brother Robert Jones officiating. Jones Mortuary in Clinton was in charge of all arrangements. Condolences can be left for the family at www.jonesmortuaryllc.com

LEROY JOBE

Leroy Jobe, 78, Lake City, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019, at Summit View of Rocky Top. He was born April 28, 1941, in Campbell County to the late Raymond and Dorothy Brown Jobe. Leroy loved cars was a loving father and husband, loved his kids and grandchildren. He also loved fishing, painting cars, hunting and working in his yard. Leroy was preceded in death by: Parents; son, Roy Jr.; grandson, Skyler; and son-In-law, Keith O'Connor. He is survived by: Wife, Mary Ruth Jobe; daughters, Jennifer Marie Jobe (Poodle) and Charles, Brenda Gail Brown (Poss) and James, Mary Jane O'Connnor (Puss); brothers, Curtis Jobe, Lawrence Jobe, Raymond Jobe; sister, Mary Lee and Hubert Marlow; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren; several other Nieces and Nephews and a host of other relatives and friends. Per Leroy's request he was cremated and a memorial service will be held at a later date.

MARY EMILY SHARP

Mary Emily Sharp, 91, Mossy Grove, went home to be with her Lord Sunday, July 14, 2019, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge, as she was surrounded be her loving family. She was a resident of Life Care Center of Morgan County. Mary loved singing and testifying about what the Lord had done for her. She was a devoted Christian of the Apostolic faith. She was happiest when she was surrounded by her children and grandchildren. She was a friend to all who knew her. Mary was preceded in death by: Husband, Dea O. Sharp; sister, Lula Mae Kennedy; brother, Delford Marlow; daughter-in-law, Shirley Sharp; sons-in-law, Don Wilson, and Allen Duncan; grandson, Ray Golden; and her father and stepmother, Starl and Martha Marlow. She is survived by: Sister, Susie Daugherty (Alvin) of Clinton; sons, Dea Junior Sharp of Cleveland, David Sharp (Kathy) of Mossy Grove, Estill Sharp (Janet) of Clinton, Timmy Sharp (Carolyn) of Oakdale, Stevie Sharp (Tammy) of Sunbright, and Clyde Sharp (Barbara) of Sunbright; daughters, Clara Belle Golden (Donald Ray) of Lake City, Rosa Lee Wilson of Briceville, Bonnie Carroll (Edd) of Wartburg, Mary Cox (Robert) of Oakdale, and Ruby Hedden (Mark) of Benton; and four generations of 100-plus grandchildren that she loved dearly. The family will receive friends from noon – 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 16, 2019, in the chapel of Jones Mortuary in Clinton with funeral service to follow at 2 p.m. with Dr. Virgil Gibson officiating. Graveside services will be held following the funeral at Circle Cemetery in Briceville. Jones Mortuary in Clinton is in charge of all arrangements. Condolences may be made to the family at www.jonesmortuaryllc.com