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John Oscar Snodgrass

In the first hour of Thursday, March 28, John Oscar Snodgrass quietly passed away while holding the hand of his eldest daughter.

He was 81 years old. He had recently undergone surgery and had been fighting several chronic illnesses.  

He is survived by his wife, Mavis Moore Snodgrass, and three daughters, Lisa R.S. Kistler, Tina Marie Richards and husband Jez, and Gina Darlene Snodgrass; grandchildren, Jack Richards, Davis Richards, Kailen Kistler, Casey Kistler and Anna-Marie ABodholdt.  

He was preceded in death by his parents Clive “Butch” Snodgrass and Helen Maloyed Snodgrass.  

John served his country in the Air Force during the Vietnam War.  He worked in sales for 16 years for US Plywood/Champion Building Products, where he earned many awards and accolades.  

He then made his dream come true by starting his own company, Salvage and Building Materials, in 1988 in Clinton, Tennessee.  

He married his high school sweetheart and they lived happily together for 63 years.  

He liked nothing better than telling people about his beautiful wife, whom he married two days after his 19th birthday. His eyes would sparkle when he spoke of her.

He was a diehard Tennessee Vols fan but attended Emory & Henry College.  He transferred to Virginia Tech his sophomore year. In his junior year, he enlisted  in the Air Force to serve his country.  

After the war, he graduated from ETSU just before the birth of his third daughter, who was born on his birthday.  

Although the last years of his life were marked with pain, he rarely complained and would say that each day was “the best day ever.” 

He had many friends and will be remembered by how much he loved his wife, his family, his friends and his company, and how he worked to make his dreams come true.

 In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Tennessee Baptist Adult Homes and mailed to TN Baptist Adult Homes, P.O. Box 682789, Franklin, TN 37068 (specify Knoxville Rainbow Acres location) or to Christian Heritage Fellowship at 

The family will receive friends on Thursday, April 4, 2024, from 5 p.m. until time of the memorial service at 7 p.m. in the Jones Mortuary chapel in Clinton, Tennessee.

Jones Mortuary of Clinton, Tennessee, is serving the family of John Oscar Snodgrass.

Juanita Diana Rose

Juanita Diana Rose, 71, of Knoxville, Tennessee, and formerly of Clinton, Tennessee, passed away on Wednesday, March 27, 2024, at the North Knoxville Medical Center.

She was a member of the Piney Grove Baptist Church.

 Jaunita was born on Sep. 27, 1952, in Knoxville. She was the daughter of the late Andrew Hamock Sr. and Grace Fraker Hamock.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by sisters Gladys Ridener and Eloise Phillips; and brothers Doug Hamock, Raymond Hamock, Donny Hamock and Andrew Hamock Jr.

Juanita is survived by her daughter, Tracy Massengill of Knoxville, and son, Travis Stahlhood of Knoxville; brothers, the Rev. Roy Hamock and wife Bernice of Knoxville, and the Rev. James Hamock and wife Judy of Heiskell, Tennessee; sister Leona Williams of Rocky Top, Tennessee; grandchildren, Jade Sliger, Avlyn Sliger and Isaiah Bills, and many other relatives and friends, nieces and nephews.

Juanita’s family received friends on Monday, April 1, 2024, from 1 p.m. until time of the funeral at 2 p.m. in the Jones Mortuary chapel, with the Rev. James Hamock officiating.

A graveside service followed in the Piney Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.

 Jones Mortuary of Clinton, Tennessee, is serving the family of Juanita Diana Rose.

James Ray West

James Ray West, 68, of Lake City passed away March 26, 2024, at the University of Tennessee Medical Center.

James was born in New River on May 7, 1955, to Melvin and Evelyn Bunch West.

James was a stone mason.

He loved God first and foremost, and knew his Bible.

James loved fishing, motorcycles, the mountains, the ocean, drawing, and spending time with his grandbabies and family.

In addition to his parents, James was preceded in death by brothers Paul West and Noble West; and sister, Wanda West. 

He is survived by his wife, Patty Breeden; step daughters, Kim and Daniel Daugherty of Caryville, Samantha Breeden and James of Galveston, TX and Ashley Breeden of Clinton; brother, Archie and Barbara West of Clinton; sister, Opal West of Clinton; grandchildren, Zachary Hall, Victoria Daugherty, Kaden Auzton, and Olivia Daugherty; nieces and nephews, Hubert, Eric, and Angela Green, Ray Ward, Benny West, Misty Argo and children Logan and Alex Argo, Vanita Early and Shawn, Sierra West; and best friend, Lonnie Goodman.

Visitation was held from 2-4 p.m, Monday, April 1, 2024, at the Hatmaker Funeral Home in Lake City.

The funeral followed at 4 p.m. in the Hatmaker Funeral Home chapel.

Claude E Helton

Claude E Helton, 87, passed away on March 22, 2024. He was born in Knoxville, Tennessee, on Dec. 9, 1936, to Luther and Ima Jean (Mircle) Helton.

Claude was the founder, owner, and operator of Clinch Valley Auto Parts for more than 50 years.

He and his wife, Anna, enjoyed fishing and being outdoors. She preceded him in death on Nov. 22, 2020.

He is survived by his son, Phillip Helton (Sylvia Wilbanks); sister-in-law Alice Helton; and two nieces, Karen Brooks and Sherile King.

Also preceding him in death was a grandson, Kevin Dwayne Helton.

A memorial service was held at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home on Monday, April 1, 2024, at 3 p.m.

Friends visited with the family at 2 p.m. at the funeral home.

Donations to help with funeral expenses can be directed to the funeral home.

Online condolences can be made at

Watson G. Drinkwater, III

Watson G. Drinkwater III, 82, of Clinton passed away at his residence on Friday, March 22, 2024. He was born June 12, 1941, in Norfolk, VA to the late Watson and Frances Drinkwater. Watson retired from K-25 as a mechanical instrument mechanic after 24 years of service and was a veteran of the United States Coast Guard. Throughout his life, he loved farming and was an avid outdoorsman.

He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Shelby Drinkwater of Clinton; son, Richard Drinkwater of AZ; sisters, Sharon Jarvis and husband Dale of VA, and Denise Milburn of NC; sister-in-law, Carol Lucas of VA; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 12-1 p.m., Wednesday, March 27, 2024, at Holley Gamble Funeral Home. His graveside service will follow and will be private. Holley Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton is in charge of all arrangements.

Bonnie Jean Dagley

Bonnie Jean Dagley, 91, passed away peacefully at Methodist Medical Center on March 19, 2024.

Born in Memphis, TN on Sep. 29, 1932, to Hiley Alexander and Flora Bell Smith. Bonnie is preceded in death by husband Vernon Eugene (Gene) Dagley and brothers James and Howard.

Bonnie is survived by sons, Wade, Douglas and Terry; brother, Donald; sister-in-law, Patsy; nephew, Todd; niece, Donna; six grandchildren and ten great grandchildren.

Bonnie and Gene were married in 1952, eventually settling in Clinton in 1962. She was a stay at home mom until all her children left home, then spent 27 years employed at Methodist Medical Center Oak Ridge, admissions department.

The family will received friends on Sunday, March 24, 2024, from 5-6 p.m. and the funeral followed at Holly Gamble Funeral Home, Clinton, TN.

Bonnie was laid to rest Monday, March 25, 2024, at 1 p.m. at Norris Memorial Gardens.

Holley Gamble Funeral Home is honored to serve Bonnie’s family.

Ralphine Malicoat

Ralphine Hawkins Malicoat, 75, of Rocky Top, formerly of Lafolllette, went home to be with her savior peacefully at her home on March 19th, 2024. She was a faithful member of Island Home Baptist Church. She was an assistant manager at Big Lots in Lafollette, Tennessee. She loved spending time with her family and shopping.

She is preceded in death by her parents, LeRoy and LeOpal (Marlow) Hawkins; brothers, Daniel (Boone) Hawkins, David (Levi) Hawkins, and Genis and wife Robin Hawkins; sisters, Infant Betty Hawkins, Della and husband Marvin Kitzmiller, and Patsy (Lucy) Sandefur; brothers-in-law, Tom Gregg and Elmer Bell.

She is survived by her loving husband of 59 years Ronnie Malicoat; sons, Steve Malicoat and wife Julie Malicoat of Rocky Top, Benny Malicoat and Evy of Oak Ridge, North Carolina; daughter, Jessica and husband Donald Hays of Rocky Top; grandchildren, Zach Malicoat, Noah Malicoat, Hunter Hays, Sara Malicoat, and Olivia Hays; honorary grandchildren, Samantha Melton, Alia Ashmore, Becca Smith; and grand-dog, Teddy Bear Malicoat. Great grandchild, Wesley Hays; brother, Rev. Jeff and Jeannie Hawkins of Rocky Top; sisters, Becky Quattlebaum and Lois Gregg, sister-in-law, Donna Hawkins; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. 

The Malicoat family will receive friends on Tuesday, March 26th, 2024 from 5:00 p.m until 7:00 p.m. with funeral to follow at Jones Mortuary Chapel in Clinton, TN. with Rev. Dennis Galloway and Rev. Pete Lowe officiating. The Graveside service will be conducted on March 27th, 2024 at 11:00 a.m. Ralphine will be laid to rest at Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. 

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Amedisys Hospice, Dr. Repine and staff for the support and care.

Jones Mortuary in Clinton, TN is honored to serve the family of Ralphine Malicoat.

Joshua Matthew Long

Joshua Matthew Long, 38, passed away on Saturday March 16, 2024, at his home in Knoxville Tennessee. 

Joshua loved his family. He was an outdoorsman and loved fishing. Joshua was also a very hard worker all his life. 

He is preceded in death by his brother, Kenneth Long; and grandparents, Norris and Jessie Long.

Joshua is survived by his father, Norris long and Vicki of Clinton TN; mother, Lillian Edmonds; brothers, Christopher Long of Knoxville, TN, Brandon Long and Venesa May of Knoxville, TN, and Paul Long of Knoxville, TN; and nephews, Nathan Long and Jacan Long. He also leaves behind several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and extended family and friends.

Services times will be announced at a later time when they become available.

Jones Mortuary of Clinton TN is honored to serve the Joshua Long family.