JANICE KELLEY HOOKS (McGHEE)
Janice Kelley Hooks (McGhee), 65, Clinton, passed away Tuesday, March 12, 2019, at her home.
She was born March 15, 1953, in Knoxville to the late Otis Kelley and Vestie Kelley Sharp. She was a member of Valley View Baptist Church in Dutch Valley Community. She loved spending time with her companion of 25 years, Darrell McGhee, and her children. She enjoyed shopping and spending money at yard sales and thrift stores. She also loved going to the Smokey Mountains, staying in a cabin away from everything. She never met a stranger, was a friend to all and always tried to find the good in people. She also didn’t care to speak her mind and tell it like it was.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by grandsons, Nicholas and Austin Hooks.
Janice is survived by: Sons, Samuel Hooks Jr. and wife Betty, Ricky Hooks and wife Layla, George Hooks and wife Christi, all of Clinton; daughters, Vicky Bolinger and husband Jeff of Rocky Top, April Hooks of Clinton, and granddaughter that she considered her daughter, Erika Bolinger Wilson and husband Taylor of Rocky Top; companion, Darrell McGhee of Clinton; grandchildren, Brandon, Sa-mantha, Shawn, Kelsea, Katelynn, Brittany, Jacob, Ricky Lee and wife Alyssa, Christopher and fi-nance’ Brooke, Madison, Balie, Jeffrey, Lezleigh, Kain and Amber; two step-grandchildren, Justin Reed and wife Jasmine and Ashley Reed; great-grandchildren, Kenslee, Kolten, Landon, Leland, Hazel, Manayla, and soon to be Brody; seven step-great-grandchildren; twin brother, Jerry Kelley and wife Connie; sisters, Gloria Smith and husband Gilen, and Patricia Viars and husband Julian; special friend and like a sister-in-law, Mary Kay McGhee.
Janice’s family received her friends from 5 – 8 p.m. Sunday, March 17, 2019, in the chapel of Jones Mortuary in Clinton. Her funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Monday, March 18, 2019, at Valley View Baptist Church in Clinton with the Rev. Mike Hooks officiating.
Janice’s interment followed at Anderson Memorial Gardens in Clinton.
Jones Mortuary in Clinton was in charge of all arrangements. Condolences can be made to the family at www.jonesmortuaryllc.com
KENNETH MAURICE ‘REECE’ WALLACE
Kenneth Maurice “Reece” Wallace was born April 10, 1930, on the mountainside of Briceville. Always filled with energy and love, Reece lived a full life guided by a strong moral compass and unwavering faith in his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He was a dedicated husband, father, grandfather, worker, teacher, farmer, coach, and veteran — but above all a true gentleman who was an “ol’ buddy” to all that crossed his path. Reece never missed a chance to welcome you with a warm smile and firm handshake. Though stubborn and tough, he loved with a tender heart.
A graduate of Norris High School, Reece was always a competitive athlete. Along with his brothers, the “Wallace Boys” were known countywide for their dominance on the basketball court. He attended Lincoln Memorial University on a baseball scholarship where he graduated with a bachelor of science degree and later obtained a master of arts from George-Peabody. He taught for two years at Robertsville Jr. High before going to work at ORNL as a Health Physicist. While carpooling to work, Reece met his wife Christine, and together they enjoyed 63 years of wedded bliss. After three daughters, two grandchildren, and more than 30 years of dedication to his work, he retired to focus on his priorities in life.
Reece was an active member of Main Street Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon, Sunday school teacher, and choir member. His genuine interest and delight in people fueled his community endeavors as a Gideon, school volunteer, and County Commissioner for 20 years. Whenever he took time for leisure, he enjoyed taking bus trips with Christine, annual family beach trips, cheering on the Tennessee Vols, and playing with his great-granddaughter, Mariella Christine.
After solidifying a legacy full of accomplishments, Reece was surrounded by his loving family when he graduated from this Earth to his heavenly home Saturday evening, March 9, 2019.
Greeting him in heaven were parents, Mirma and Myrtle Wallace; sisters, Anna Lou Schuster and Dorothy Beck; and brothers, Ray, Joe, and Billy Wallace.
Waiting to see him again one day are his wife, Christine Wallace; daughters, Cynthia Hawn, Teresa Wallace, and Sandra Swisher; son-in-laws, Doug Hawn and Bobby Swisher; grandchildren, Clara and Kenny and Andrew and Julie; great-granddaughter, Mariella Christine; brother, Jim Wallace; sisters, Barbara Border, Mary Thomas, and Jane Lowery; honorary daughter, Jennifer Moore.
Special thanks to Reece’s compassionate care givers, Pauline Brown, Juanita Wynn, Nancy Massengill, and Stacy Bunch.
Join us in Reece’s Celebration of Life at Main Street Baptist Church at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 12, 2019, with visitation starting at 5 p.m. Reece’s graveside will be held 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, March 13, 2019, at Norris Memorial Garden.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Main Street Baptist Church (P.O. Box 405, Rocky Top, TN 37769) or the Clinton Camp of Gideons International (P.O. Box 536, Clinton, TN 37717).
Holley Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton is in charge of all arrangements.
CLAUDE 'RICK' WADDELL
Claude “Rick” Waddell, 68, Caryville, passed away Friday, March 8, 2019, at the University of Tennessee Medical Center. Knoxville.
He was born on Dec. 1, 1950, to the late Fred George and Vivian LaVergne Jackson Waddell in Caryville. He was a former deacon and youth leader at Vasper Baptist Church and later became a member of Bethel Baptist Church. He was a jokester who loved music. He enjoyed coaching little league baseball and basketball and, in his later years, watching his grandchildren play soccer. He watched wrestling and travelled with his son to wrestling matches. He loved animals, especially his cats, and enjoyed going fishing. He will be dearly missed.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by: Best friends, Jim Grubb and Eddie Newport; aunt, Shirley Damesworth; uncle, Harry Waddell; along with several other aunts and uncles.
He is survived by: Wife, Glenna Waddell; son, Brian Waddell and wife Christina; grandchildren, Samuel Waddell and Gavin Waddell; sister, Carolyn Stooksbury and husband Maurice; niece, Kelli Hayes and husband Tony; great-nephews, Jackson Hayes, and Jacob Hayes; uncles, Howell Jackson, and Glenn Jackson; several in-laws, nieces, nephews, and a host of other family and friends.
The family will receive friends from 5 – 7 p.m. Monday, March 11, 2019, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Rocky Top with the funeral service to follow at 7 p.m. with the Rev. Jesse Buell and the Rev. Clarence Duncan officiating. Graveside services will be at the Waddell Cemetery in Caryville at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 12, 2019.
ELY SMITH COOK
Ely Smith Cook, 95, passed away Thursday, March 7, 2019, at the home of her beloved daughter, Carol Wolfenbarger, in Knoxville.
She was born on April 20, 1923, in Tazewell to the late Hence and Dovie Bull Smith. Ely was a passionate caregiver and devoted wife to her late husband, Clyde Cook, Sr. She loved gardening, cooking and baking for others, ministering shut-ins, and spending time with friends and family. She never passed over a needy animal. She loved joking and laughing.
She was preceded in death by: Husband, Clyde Cook Sr.; granddaughter, Deborah Cook; grandsons, Andy and Gabriel Hasbrouck; siblings, Dester Smith, Tim Smith, T.H. Smith, John Smith, Versie Bowman, and Vasey Cunningham.
She is survived by: Son, Clyde Cook Jr. and wife Betty Jeffers Cook of Clinton; daughters, Jean Cook Pope and husband Buddy Pope of Louisville, Carol Cook Wolfenbarger and husband Gary Wolfenbarger of Karns; 11 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren.
The family held a graveside service at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 10, 2019, at Oak Ridge Memorial Park with Pastor Jimmy Ault officiating.
Holley Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton is in charge of all arrangements.
PARLIE B KIDWELL
Parlie B. Kidwell, 98, Clinton, passed away Wednesday, March 6, 2019.
She was a member of Moran Baptist Church and was born Sept. 14, 1920, to the late Will and Nettie Sharp. Throughout her life Parlie loved cooking, canning, and cooking for her family.
In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by: First husband, Clifton Smith; second husband, Clyde Kidwell; sisters, Eva Tidwell, Phyllis Goodman; brother, Luther Sharp; son, Ray Smith; stepchildren, Joyce, Shirley, and Brenda; sons-in-law, Carl Hicks and Clarence Jones.
She is survived by: Children, Carl Smith and wife Jessica, Lillie Canaday and husband George, Jolene Jones, Parlie Hicks; grandchildren, Anita Jones, Sam Jones, James Canaday, and Cari Queener; seven great-grandchildren; stepchildren, June Carroll, Linda White, and the Rev. Luke Kidwell; several nieces, nephews, and step great-grandchildren.
The family received friends from 5 – 7 p.m. Friday, March 8, 2019, at Holley Gamble Funeral Home.
Her funeral services followed in the chapel with the Rev. Luke Kidwell officiating. Parlie’s graveside was at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 8, 2019, at the Smith Family Cemetery.
Holley Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton was in charge of all arrangements.
WILLIAM W. HARMON
William W. Harmon passed away Sunday March 3, 2019, at Tennova Hospital North.
He was the loving husband of 66 years to Violet Taylor Harmon, Jacksboro; father to Mike Harmon (Angela), Archer Harmon (Robert), and the late Cierra Harmon; grandfather to London Yerta, Keenan Harmon, Monet Brinkman and Kala Rosenbaum; brother to Betty Harmon Hawkins, Samuel Jack Harmon and Roy Lee Harmon, and the late Woodrow Harmon, Shirley Harmon.
William was preceded in death by: Parents, Samuel Scott Harmon and Bessie Isabell Harmon.
William was drafted into the Army in 1952 and obtained the rank of Corporal and finished his service with an honorable discharge. After leaving the Army, William wanted a better opportunity and moved to Toledo, Ohio, and worked for Aklin Stamping Division of Tecumseh and retired in 1988. William was active in Barton Smith Masonic Lodge for 60 years and Crystal Lodge #616 F&AM, and was a proud member of his local UAW.
The family will receive friends from 5 – 7 p.m. Wednesday March 6, 2019, with Masonic Service to follow at Hatmaker Funeral Home, 503 S. Main Street, Rocky Top, with the Rev. Wayne Phillips officiating.
Interment will be held at Campbell County Memorial Garden at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 7, 2019, with Military Honors provided by Campbell County Honor Guard.
You may also view William’s guestbook online at www.hatmakerfuneralhome.com
Hatmaker Funeral Home, Lake City, is in charge of arrangements.
Alfred Adkins, 89, Clinton, passed away Sunday, March 3, 2019, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.
He was born Oct. 28, 1929, in Isom, Ky., to the late Elzy and Mary Stidham Adkins. Alfred was a veteran having served in the United States Air Force. He was a lifetime member of the American Legion Post 333 in Sun Prairie, Wisc., and the VFW. He retired from General Telephone after 20-plus years of faithful service. Alfred enjoyed working outdoors, hunting and fishing. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather and will be dearly missed.
In addition to his parents, Alfred was preceded in death by: Wife, Maggie Adkins; siblings, Raymond Adkins, Roman Adkins, Roland Adkins, Renavae Cornett, Refa Williams, Geneva Young and Faye Wallace.
Survived by: Son, Bradley Adkins and wife Carey of Nekoosa, Wisc.; aughters, Yvonne Lambert and husband Mark of Pilot Mountain, N.C., Rochelle Dushack and husband Pat of Sun Prairie, Wisc.; sister, Carolene Sexton and husband Randall “Tommy” of Clinton; 10 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren
The family would like to thank Carolene and Tommy Sexton, Judy and Bobby Dodd, Ania Williams and his Parish of St. Therese for their love and care.
The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, March 7, 2019, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton. A funeral Mass will be held at St. Therese Catholic Church of Clinton at 11 a.m. Friday, March 8, 2019, with Father Julius officiating.
Alfred’s interment will follow at Grandview Memorial Garden with full military honors presented by Campbell County Honor Guard.
WILLIE LEE EDWARDS
Willie Lee Edwards, also known as “Sugar Bear,” 77, Clinton, passed away Saturday, March 2, 2019, at NHC Healthcare in Oak Ridge.
He loved to cook and feed people, and was well loved by everybody. Willie loved the Lord and was a member of Mt. Sinai Baptist Church in Clinton.
Willie was preceded in death by: Parents, D.C. and Jenny B. Edwards; father, Dewey Anderson Jr.; son, David Edwards (Popcorn); brother, Derick Bates; and sister, Diane Ford.
Willie is survived by: Sons, Willie Edwards Jr of Chattanooga, Byron Fredricks of Florida; daughters, Gladys (Gina) Wills of Rockford, Ill., Greta Hollingsworth of Rockford, Ill., Kimberly Gibson of Clinton, and Kimberly Fields of Dalton, Ga.; 13 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild; sisters, Veronica (Sue) Bates, Connie Bates, Tonette Thrift, Pam Thomas, Nette Anderson, Connie Soles, and Tracy Scruggs; brothers, William Bates, Dewey Anderson III, William Alexander; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Willie’s family would like to give a special thanks to his sister, Sue Bates, step-mother, Vera Anderson, and David Edwards “Popcorn” mother, Sara Ann.
Willie’s family will receive his friends from 4 – 5 p.m. with his funeral service following at 5 p.m. at Mt. Sinai Baptist Church in Clinton, Saturday, March 9, 2019, with Pastor William Caldwell officiating. His interment will follow at the church cemetery.
Jones Mortuary in Clinton is in charge of all arrangements.
Condolences can be made to the family at www.jonesmortuaryllc.com