Obituaries

IMOGENE 'MAMMY' WRIGHT

Imogene “Mammy” Wright, 84, New River, passed away Sunday, April 26, 2020, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge. She was born May 18, 1935, in Anderson County to the late Melton and Annie Duncan Phillips. Imogene was a member of the New Pilot Baptist Church in New River. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Lee Wright. Survivors: Daughters, Rosemary Phillips and Bob Sharp of Clinton, Betty and L.D. Hamby of New River, Frankie and Larry Byrge of Lake City, Dinnie and Larry Burchfield, Lake City; sons, Terry Wright and Paula Drain of Alabama, Roger Wright and Dorothy Synder of New River, Michael Wright of New River; sister, Geneva Patterson; brothers, Kinley Phillips, Leroy Phillps, Dal Phillips, Cline Phillips; grandchildren, Ruth Byrge, Brenda Lucky, Daniel Hamby, Kathy Byrge, Marcia Pitts, David Byrge, Larry Burchfield, Barry Burchfield, Jessica Rittenhouse, Kimberly Reynolds, Justin Wright, Victoria Wright, Kristen Wright and Monica Ford whom she raised; 30 great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren. Family and Friends may visit at their convenience from noon – 5 p.m. Friday, May 1, 2020. at Hatmaker Funeral Home. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 2, 2020, at Byrge Cemetery in New River with the Rev. David Walker Officiating. The interment will follow the Graveside Service. You may also view Imogene’s guestbook online at www.hatmakerfuneralhome.com Hatmaker Funeral Home, Lake City, is in charge of arrangements.

HANNAH SIERRA CHERRY

Hannah Sierra Cherry and her unborn son, Tate Oliver Cherry, passed away Friday, April 24, 2020. Hannah was born Aug. 4, 1994, and graduated from Clinton High School in 2012, where she was a member of the Color Guard. Throughout her life Hannah always enjoyed going on family vacations. Hannah was preceded in death by her mother, Jennifer Ward Cherry. She is survived by: Daughters, Aleigha Marie Latella of Clinton, Kalliope Raine Cherry of Clinton; father, David Cherry of Florida; sister, Rebecca Guile and husband Aaron of Clinton; brother, Christian Cherry of Maryville; grandmother, Sherry Ward of Maryville; grandfather, Robert Ward of Knoxville; paternal grandmother, Janice Kidwell of Clinton; aunts, Amanda Bolli of Maryville, Megan Ward of Brooklyn, N.Y.; paternal aunts, Susan Morrison and husband Carl of Clinton, Lynne Murphy of Claxton; paternal uncle, Doug Kidwell of Clinton; several loving cousins and host of other family members. Friends and family can call at their convenience from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 29, 2020, at Holley Gamble Funeral Home. Hannah and Tate’s graveside service will follow at 2 p.m. at Sunset Cemetery. Holley Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton is in charge of all arrangements. www.holleygamble.com

KIRKLAN HENSON WHITE

Kirklan Henson White, 23, Lake City, left us Friday, April 24, 2020. He was born April 7, 1997, in Knoxville to Joseph White and Karen Sweeten Lynch. Kirklan was a graduate of Clinton High School, Class of 2015, where he was the percussion captain in the band and an Eagle Scout. He had a great love for music and his friends. Kirklan will always be loved and missed. Joined in death by: Mother of his children, Hannah Cherry, and unborn son, Tate Oliver. Survived by: Children, Kalliope Raine; brother, Andrew Lynch; grandparents, Larry Jo and Linda White, Carol Sweeten, Frank Sweeten; aunts, Gina Sweeten and Dawn White; a host of other family and friends. Family and friends may call at their convenience from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Friday, May 1, 2020, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton. Graveside service will be at Oak Ridge Memorial Park at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Roger Pugh officiating. www.Holleygamble.com

BETTY K. SEIVERS

Bettye K. Seivers passed away April 22, 2020, in Franklin. She was 87 years old. There will not be a service at this time in Nashville at Calvary United Methodist Church, where she was a member, due to the current indoor restrictions on gatherings. A graveside service will be held for family and friends at 1 p.m. EST Friday, May 1, 2020, at Grandview Memorial Garden located at 219 Longmire Rd. Clinton. Holly Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton is handling the arrangements. Bettye was born in Smith County, Brush Creek, to the late Joesph Thomas Kitchings Sr. and Kate Maye Belcher. Bettye was known for her love of travel and seeing the world. She also enjoyed landscaping, reading, and time with her family and friends. She taught Sunday school and worked with the church youth fellowship as well as being a long time member of the Altar Guild at Memorial United Methodist Church in Clinton. She was a 1950 graduate of Oak Ridge High School. She attended Nashville Business College and began working in a bank in Boston when her husband, Charles “Bones” Seivers, was stationed there in the U.S. Army. She continued working in a bank when they returned to live in Clinton, and later worked at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, where she retired from after more than 30 years. After her retirement, they moved to Nashville in the early 1990s. She became a member of Calvary United Methodist Church where she often volunteered her time in the Church office. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles G. “Bones” Seivers. They never missed a wedding anniversary together and would have celebrated 64 years together Monday April 27, 2020. She is survived by: Daughter, Debora Seivers Smith (Ben) along with their children, Martha Moss (Brad) and Laura Stacey (Kyle). She is also survived by: Son, David Seivers (Venessa); grandchildren, Chelsea McMasters (Nathan) and Evan Seivers (Emily), along with her two great-grandchildren, Neal McMasters and Sloan Seivers. She is also survived by: Sister-in-law, Frankie Seivers; and a host of nieces and nephews whom she loved very much. She was preceded in death by: Daughter, Melinda Anne Seivers; siblings, Joe Kitchings, Carrol Kitchings, Kenneth Kitchings, Glyn Kitchings, Ralph Kitchings, and Carolyn Kitchings. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Calvary United Methodist Church at 3701 Hillsboro Pike Nashville, Tn 37215 or Memorial United Methodist Church 323 N Main St Clinton Tn 37716 or the Michael Dunn Center 629 Gallaher Rd Kingston, Tn 37763. Holley Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton is in charge of all arrangements.

ASHLEY NICOLE COLLINS

Ashley Nicole Collins, 31, Clinton, passed away at Parkwest Medical Center in Knoxville Wednesday, April 22, 2020. Ashley was very outgoing and energetic, she enjoyed cooking and spending time with her children. One of her signature dishes was cheesy chicken pasta, which everyone seemed to really enjoy. She also loved to color and draw. She was very talented at this and created many fine pieces. She had many friends and loved to spend her free time hanging out with them. Ashley is survived by: Mother, Christina Ann Crowley Lenderman of Clinton; father, Lindy Collins of Arkansas; grandmother, Barbara Harper of Clinton; daughters, Hannah Marie Collins, Haleigh Ann Collins, and Hasady Brooklynn Collins, all of Clinton; sisters, Katlyn Dianna Beets and Destiny Cheyenne Crowley; and a host of other relatives and friends. In lieu of flowers donations should be made to Jones Mortuary, 375 N. Main Street, Clinton, TN 37716. Ashley's graveside service was at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 6, 2020. at Woodhaven Memorial Gardens in Powell. Jones Mortuary in Clinton is in charge of all arrangements.

ANNA MAE HENEGAR LANE

Anna Mae Henegar Lane of Marlow passed away at her home April 22, 2020. She was born Dec. 6, 1922, in Campbell County, the fifth of 11 children born to Wheeler and Maggie Bowman Henegar. On Dec. 19, 1943, she married Earl Lillard Lane, who predeceased her on Nov. 26, 1998. She was also predeceased by all 10 of her siblings. Mrs. Lane is survived by: Son, the Rev. Kelly (Alice) Lane of Mt. Crawford, Va.; grandsons, Robert (Anne) of Bridgewater, Va., and Mark (Chandra) and their sons Nathaniel and Matthew of Staunton, Va. Also surviving are: Sisters-in-law, Ruth Henegar of LaFollette, and Faye Fredrick of Royse City, Texas; special niece, Angelisa (Garry) Pyle of Andersonville; and numerous nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. Mrs. Lane was a devoted educator. Valedictorian of her high school, Mrs. Lane continued her education at Hiwassee College, receiving her teaching certificate. She later graduated from University of Tennessee with a degree in education. She taught for 41 Years at Marlow Elementary School and was awarded Teacher of the Year for Anderson County in 1983. Mrs. Lane was active in the life of her church and community. A member of Poplar Creek Baptist Church, she served 40 years as Sunday school teacher, 38 years as church clerk, taught vacation Bible school, sang in the church choir, and was active in the Womens’ Missionary Union. Mrs. Lane was also active in Eastern Star, The Pi Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma, Homette’s Club, and the Senior Citizen’s Council of Anderson County. She was also a 4-H Club and Girl Scout leader, and volunteer with Marlow Fire Department. Her greatest joy came from her family, especially her grandsons and great-grandsons. She loved visiting with them, telling stories, playing games like Scrabble, and encouraging them in their school work. The family would like to thank all of her faithful caregivers: Debbie Armes, Jeannie Gregory, Brenda Hatton, Beth Long, and Glenna Passmore. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her honor to Pi Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma [C/O Mrs. Kathleen Benedict, P.O. Box 355, Knoxville, TN 37901] or Poplar Creek Baptist Church, 490 Marlow Circle, Clinton, TN 37716. Friends and family may call at their convenience from noon – 4 p.m. Saturday, April 25, 2020, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home, Clinton. Private graveside service will be held at Anderson Memorial Garden. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. www.holleygamble.com

ALEXANDER M. STUART

Alexander M. Stuart, 93, Clinton, died Wednesday, April 22, 2020. He was the younger of two children born to Dr. and Mrs. Alexander Stuart of Jonesborough. Preceded in death by: Parents; wife, Marylee Cloyd Stuart; sister, Mary Beil; and niece, Mary S. Beil. Survived by: Sons, David Stuart (wife Sarah) and Stephen Stuart of Clinton; granddaughters, Adriana and Rebecca; also survived by special nieces, Phillis Crain of Jonesborough (companion Kenneth Rawls), Betty Jo Dempsey (Darrell) and Billie Jean Osborne (Ray). Alex was an Engle Scout, a graduate of Jonesborough High School, veteran of World War II, graduate of East Tennessee State University and Vanderbilt University. He taught science and math at Sulphur Springs High, and was ordained to the Presbyterian Ministry in 1953. He briefly served churches in Charleston, W. Va., Plantation, Fla., and Knoxville. He was a long-time pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Oak Ridge, where he was active in the struggle for equal public services and rights for all regardless of race, religion, sexual orientation or national origin. He served 20 years at psychiatric chaplain in Lakeshore Mental Health Institute. He was a Clinical Member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, and licensed by Tennessee as Professional Counselor, and as a Martial and Family Therapist. Throughout his life he was deeply concerned with what he saw as three basic evils of our society: Poverty, prejudice, and wars of choice. Alex lived a long and happy life surrounded by loving family, wonderful friends and good neighbors. The family is honoring his request that no public service be held. Private burial will be in the family plot at Maple Lawn Cemetery in Jonesborough with his childhood sweetheart and wife of 68 years.

JIM 'JAMES' POWERS

Jim “James” Powers, 95, Clinton, passed away Wednesday, April 22, 2020, at Diversicare in Oak Ridge. He was born March 23, 1925, in Harlan County, Ky., to the late Andy and Lillie Chambers Powers. He was a veteran, having served in the Unites States Army during World War II. In addition to his parents, James, was preceded in death by: Sons, Robert and Roger Powers; grandsons, Tim and Marcus Powers; brothers, Chester, Herman, Joe, Robert, Marion, James and Julius Powers; sisters, Lucille Williams, Virgie Bray, and Evelyn Powers. Survived by: Wife, Ruby Powers; sons, Wayne Powers and wife Martha, Herbert Powers and wife Nan, Dewayne Powers and wife Barb; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews and friends. Family and friends may call at their convenience from noon – 4 p.m. Friday, April 24, 2020, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton. A private graveside service will be held at Sunset Cemetery with Pastor Tim Jenkins officiating. www.holleygamble.com