Obituaries

CONNIE SUSAN WILLIAMS REEVERTS

Connie Susan Williams Reeverts, 68, Clinton, passed away Friday, Dec. 11, 2020, at her residence. She was born in Burtonwood, England, on April 26, 1952, to Leonard and Edyth Cheeks Williams. She retired from the Anderson County School System after working in the central office for many years. She was the happiest when on a float in the water or with her dogs. In addition to her parents, Connie was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Reeverts. Survived by: Daughters, Lindy Reeverts, Lexie Reeverts Scott and husband Christopher; grandchildren, Henri Scott and Isabella Scott; special friend, Carolin Lefevers’ loving caregiver, Amanda Beffre. Per Susie’s request, there will be no services. holleygamble.com

BRANDON LAWRENCE TAYLOR

Brandon Lawrence Taylor went home to be with the Lord Dec. 11, 2020. Brandon was born Oct. 30, 1984, to parents, William E. (Billy) Taylor and Betty Joiner Taylor. Brandon will always be remembered as a big-hearted, sweet, young man who loved his son and family with all his heart. Brandon loved to laugh, and had the best sense of humor with an irresistible contagious laugh. He loved to fish, golf, play cards and spend time with his family and friends. Even though Brandon lived a relatively short life, he felt blessed to have such a loving family and many precious friends whom he loved with all his heart, body and soul. Brandon is survived by: Beloved son, Waylon Taylor; father, William E. (Billy) Taylor; sister, Kristi Watkins and husband Brennen; grandmother, Edna Taylor; uncle, Scot Taylor; aunt, Janet Taylor Elliott; aunt, Judy Bazyn and husband Lee; uncle, Gene Joiner; nephew, Carson Watkins; niece, Emily Watkins; close friends and cousins, Barbara Washington and Jeremiah Taylor, Rebecca Pyle; mother of his son and Madeline Gribble, Waylon’s sister; along with many cousins and close friends. Brandon was preceded in death by: Mother, Betty Joiner Taylor; grandparents, William L. Taylor, Al and Leila Joiner; aunts, Carolyn Joiner Whitaker, Judy Stephens; and uncle, Jimmy Joiner. “Jesus said, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die.” John 11:25, 26. There will be no services at this time, a memorial for Brandon will be held at a later time.

PATRICIA (PAT) ANN HILEMON PATTY

Patricia (Pat) Ann Hilemon Patty, 79, passed away Dec. 10, 2020. She was born July 27, 1941, in Irwin. While she lived most of her life in Clinton, she also lived in California, New Jersey, and Alaska. Pat and her husband Edward (Bud) moved to Alaska in 1979. She enjoyed working at Sportsmedicine Fairbanks for many years, but her heart was always in Tennessee. After 19 years they returned home to retire and do some traveling. Pat enjoyed making picture quilts and working on family genealogy. She was known for her generosity and hospitality. She was a people person who loved family and checking in on extended family and her numerous cousins Pat was preceded in death by: Parents, Ed and Helen Hilemon; and husband, Edward Patty. She is survived by: Siblings, Pamela Hilemon Gross and David Hilemon; sons, Keith (Sheri) Anderson, and Dusten (Laurie) Patty, Jeff (Cathy) Patty, and Dennis Patty; grandchildren, Chris (Angie) Patty, Tiffany Patty, Jenya (Ross) Towler, Drew Anderson and Lillian Patty; great-grandchildren, Taylor Melgaard, Rowan Patty, Gracie Brown, Emery Patty and Autumn Towler. Graveside services will be held at Oak Ridge Memorial Gardens at 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Second Baptist Church, Clinton. secondbaptist.ccbchurch.com/goto/giving A celebration of life will be scheduled in the future.

WILLARD LAFROMBOISE

Willard Lafromboise, 83, Lake City, passed away Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020, at Tennova North Medical Center in Powell. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and puzzle books. Willard loved reading and watching Western movies. He used to sing in the choir at St. Catherine Church and would sing “How Great Thou Art” in another language. Willard was preceded in death by: Parents, Peter and Esther Lafromboise; wife, Betty Ruth Lafromboise. Willard is survived by: Son, Caeton Lafromboise and wife Christine of Clinton, and Courtland Lafromboise; daughters, Carmen Seiber and husband Larry of Lake City, and Christa Piechowski and Alan of Lake City; sisters, Priscilla Bartel of South Dakota, and Bonita “Bonnie” Munoz of N orth Dakota; grandchildren, Lindsay, Talia, Emerald, Joseph, Tanner, Caleb, Courtney, and Cameron; six great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends. Services for Willard will be announced at a later date by Jones Mortuary. Jones Mortuary in Clinton is in charge of all arrangements. Condolences can be made online to the family at jonesmortuaryllc.com

EVELYN CARTER

Evelyn Carter, Powell, passed away Dec. 9, 2020, at Maple Court Senior Living Facility. She was born Aug. 22, 1927, in Lake City to G.J. and Ella Anderson. She was a loving wife, mother and homemaker for her entire 93 years. She cherished time with her family and friends. She was especially devoted to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a member of Tekoa Baptist Church in Knoxville. She was preceded in death by: Husband, Warne Lee Carter; sons, Clyde Carter and Billy Ray Carter; and grandson, Billy Lee Carter. She is survived by: Daughter, Fay and husband Alan Frederick; brother, Estelle and wife Roberta Anderson. She is also survived by: Loving and devoted grandson Billy Carter and wife Mary. Billy was there almost daily taking care of her until her passing. He cared deeply for her and was much devoted to her health and well-being. She is also survived by other loving grandchildren including Clif and wife Tina Carter, Ray Carter, Brian and wife Jackie Frederick and Brad and wife Kera Frederick; great-grandchildren, Billy Carter Jr., Amber and husband Alan Vanhuss, Kimberley and husband Cody Hill, Jackson Carter, Tristan Frederick, Luke Frederick, and Miss McKinley Faith Frederick; and several great-great grandchildren. Due to the COVID pandemic a private service was held Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020, at Lovely Cemetery in Caryville. Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Rocky Top was in charge of the services.

BARRY LEE WILSON

Barry Lee Wilson passed away Monday Dec. 7, 2020. He was born April 18, 1952, to his parents, Roy Lee and Betty Jo Wilson, who preceded him in death. Barry grew up in Clinton, loved playing basketball for the high school team, and in the neighborhood with friends. Barry served in the U.S. Army and attended trade school for construction. A skilled tradesman, Barry traveled all over the United States working construction through the years and even had the pleasure of owning his own business, Wilson And Associates Drywall. Barry loved to go deer hunting, playing with his dogs, drinking margaritas and visiting his many friends. In his later years, he passed the time at Diversicare of Oak Ridge wooing nurses, playing bingo, tending the garden, visiting with his daughter, Brooke, and helping any way he could. Barry is survived by: Daughter, Brooke Lee Brennan and so- in-law T..J Brennan; life-long friend, Sharon Wilson; life-long mentor and friend, Kenneth Cornett (big dad); daughter, Michelle Crutcher and daughter-in-law Nikki Crutcher; granddaughter, Faith York; sisters, Donna Gross and Anna Ridings; brother, Richard Wilson; and many nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank the many at Diversicare who treated him with kindness and watched over him while we couldn’t. Thank you to his hospice nurse, Juliana, who provided much comfort to Barry and his family. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Barry was so loved and will be missed greatly by many.

JOANN (PATRICK) BRADEN 'GRANNY JO'

Joann (Patrick) Braden “Granny Jo,” 84, a longtime resident of Oliver Springs, passed away Dec. 7, 2020, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge with her daughter by her side. She has now gained her angel wings in her heavenly home with her husband and loved ones waiting to greet her. Joann was born Sept. 25, 1936, in Petros. She accepted Jesus into her heart at a young age and was a faithful member of Cove Road Church for more than 30 years. She was known to be the best peanut butter cake and cornbread maker there was. She was known as “Granny Jo” to everyone she saw, whether at a ballgame, watching her great-grandbabies, or in the car rider line picking them up from school. She would welcome you in her home no matter who you were; she never met a stranger. If you came by her house to see her and asked if she wanted to go, she would hop in the car; she was always up for a road trip, no matter who it was with. Granny Jo was also well known as a walker, going up and down the road checking on her neighbors daily and going to Family Dollar to check on the ladies who were working. She took pride in her yard, mowing it in the summer so it would look pretty. At Christmas time, she loved to hang her Christmas lights and put out decorations for others to drive by and enjoy. Granny Jo was preceded in death by: Husband, Eldon Braden; son, Dennis Braden; brother, Jackie Patrick; father and mother, Lawrence and Dessie Patrick; several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law. She is survived by: Daughters, Rhonda Bass and husband Jeff of Oliver Springs, Katrine Coppenger and husband David of Oliver Springs, Erin Maack and husband Rick of California; grandchildren, Kevin Alexander of Oliver Springs, Kaylee Moore and husband Jeff of Harriman, Kayla McCoy and husband John of Oliver Springs; Trevor Coppenger and wife Charlie of Murfreesboro, Brittney Tuttle and husband Jeremy of Sweetwater, Charlene Ford of Oliver Springs; great-grandchildren, Kiley and Nixon Alexander, Addyson and Aleigha Moore, Lukas McCoy, Mahayla Tuttle, Raydon Carroll, Wyatt, Doc, and Miss Bell Maack, Hunter and Lucas Ford; sisters, Helen Daugherty of Oliver Springs, Betty Stanley and husband Frank of Indiana; brothers, Tom Patrick and wife Jeanette of Wartburg, Robert Patrick of Wartburg, Gary Patrick and wife Mona of Petros, Slim Patrick and wife Marie of Trenton. Visitation will be from 5–8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 18, 2020, at Premier Sharp Funeral Home. Funeral will follow at 8 p.m. with Pastor Thomas Vananda and Pastor Gary Massengill officiating. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020, at Anderson Memorial Gardens. Premier Sharp Funeral Home is honored to serve the Braden family. A message of condolence may be left for the family at sharpfh.com.

CASEY LOUISE WEBBER PHILLIPS

Casey Louise Webber Phillips, 39, Rocky Top, passed away at her residence Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020. She was born Nov. 29, 1981, in Knoxville to the late Michael and Janet Webber. For many years Casey worked in the Special Education Department with Anderson County Schools. In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by: Grandparents, Wanda Pitts, Robert Pitts, Nelde Webber, and Clarance Webber. She is survived by: Sons, Conner Webber and Bransen Camp; daughter, Ashlynn Camp; brothers, Keith Pitts and wife Marcia and Jason Webber and wife Loren; special aunt, Barbara Smith; aunt, Charlotte Ledford; special cousins, Dustin Camp and Brittany Cravens; several cousins, nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank the nurses at Covenant Hospice for the loving care given to Casey during her time of need. The family will have a Celebration of Life service held at a later date. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be made to the American Kidney Foundation. Holley Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton is in charge of all arrangements. www.holleygamble.com