Obituaries

WILLARD RALPH SHELTON JR.

Willard Ralph Shelton Jr., better known as “Willie,” Powell, passed away Saturday, Aug. 15, 2020, at Parkwest Medical Center in Knoxville. Willie played football with the Carson Newman College. He loved NASCAR and any kind of racing. Willie sponsored Lenoir City Elementary School Stop, Drop and Roll Program, also the Claxton and Clinton Optimist Clubs. He was a big supporter of the Kerbela Temple Lenoir City Chapter. Willie was an Eagle Scout leader with Claxton, Clinton and Lake City groups. He enjoyed camping and boating. Willie was the owner of A-Plus Paint and Body Shop in Lenoir City. Willie was preceded in death by: Parents, Willard Sr. and Earleen Shelton. He is survived by: The love of his life, best friend and soul mate, Cindy Shelton of Clinton; stepson, Zachary Murray of Clinton; stepdaughter, Amber Renee Scott of Oak Ridge; sisters, Kathy Nogradi and husband Scott of Clinton, and Dianna Eldridge of Clinton; nieces, Molly and Harliegh; nephews, Paul, James, and Will; and a host of friends. Willie’s family will receive his friends from 5 – 8 p.m., with his funeral service to follow at 8 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020, in the chapel of Jones in Clinton. His interment will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020, at Oak Ridge Memorial Park in Oak Ridge. Jones Mortuary in Clinton is in charge of all arrangements. Condolences can be made to the family at www.jonesmortuaryllc.com

ROBERT GLENN GILLIAM

Robert Glenn Gilliam, 63, Clinton, went to be with his Lord and Savior Aug. 15, 2020. He was the son of the late Billy D. and Shelby (Braden) Gilliam. Left to cherish his memory are: Wife of 39 years, Alice; son, Tyler (Savannah); grandchildren, Easton and Brinleigh, who were the absolute light of his life; step-grandchildren, Colten and Allie Stubbs; sister, Phyllis Gilliam; brother in-law, Mike Adkins and wife Irma; several nieces, nephews, cousins and many special friends. Glenn loved his country and joined the US Air Force in 1975. He had a long career in law enforcement working at the Anderson County Sherriff Department, Clinton Police Department, and internationally in Kosovo, Lebanon, Haiti and Iraq. He was honored by the US State Department in July 2004 for extraordinary courage and dedication as a Police Officer with the United Nations in Kosovo. In August, 2004, he received the Commanders Award for Public Service from the US Army. In 1998 he was recognized as one of the nation’s top police officers, representing Tennessee and received the Top Cop Award in Washington, D.C. He loved his brothers and sisters in blue. Nothing gave him more joy and happiness than spending time with his grandkids who he adored. Whether at the ball field, dance recitals, or at home playing with them, being with them was his heaven on earth. He especially loved their Saturday night sleep overs and taking them to church. Glenn never met an old truck he didn’t like and enjoyed working on his truck with “truck buddies.” Glenn was a Christ follower and a member of Main Street Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to East Tennessee Children’s Hospital to fight childhood cancer in Glenn’s memory. The family will receive friends from 4 – 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020, with a celebration of life at 7 p.m. at Holly Gamble Funeral Home, Clinton, officiated by the Rev. Wayne Phillips.

CHRISTOPER BILBRO HOGUE

Christopher Bilbro Hogue, 49, Andersonville, went to be with the Lord after a sudden passing on Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020. Chris was a life-long resident of Anderson County and a 1989 graduate of Clinton High School. He was a sales manager in his family's business, Fox Toyota, where he had worked since his teenage years. Chris was well-loved by his customers and colleagues alike and recognized for his success with Excellence in Sales awards. In his free time, he could be found on Norris Lake with his beloved family and his dogs. Chris was preceded in death by: Mother, Patricia Fox Hogue; father, Butch Bilbro; sister, Katherine Hogue; and both paternal and maternal grandparents. He is survived by: Wife, Crystie Hogue; two children, Haley and Hunter; father, Jeff Hogue of Andersonville; father-in-law, Steve Elkins; brother and sister-in-law, Chad and Hillary Hogue of Farragut; brother, Kevan Hogue of Andersonville; brother-in-law and wife, Terry and Melsan Cawood; sister-in-law and husband, Donna ad Steve Loy; aunt, Becky Grubb of Clinton; uncles, Stanley Fox and Ronnie Fox of Clinton; and multiple cousins, nieces, nephews and his Bilbro family. A private family service will be held later. Arrangements by Cremation Options, Inc. (865)6WE-CARE (693-2273) www.cremationoptionsinc.com.

BEVERLY WILSHIRE

Beverly Wilshire, 70, Clinton, passed away Monday, Aug. 10, 2020, at her home with her family by her side. She was a loving wife, mother and loved her grandchildren very much. Beverly loved her church and was a devout member of Moran Baptist Church in Marlow where she taught Sunday school and sang in the choir. Beverly was preceded in death by: Parents, Charlie and Juanita Roach; brothers, Randy Roach and Arthur Lynn Roach; and brother-in-law, Richard Dixon. Beverly is survived by: Husband, Delmer Wilshire of Clinton; daughters, Shawna Watson and husband Steve of Clinton, and Marissa Kastelic and husband Drew of Knoxville; brother, Rodney Roach and wife Sheila of Clinton; sister, Michelle Dixon of Clinton; grandchildren, Scarlett Watson and Jacob Watson; and a host of other extended family, church family and friends. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Moran Baptist Church, 116 Marlow Circle, Clinton, TN 37716. Beverly's graveside service was at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020, at Sunset Cemetery in Clinton with the Rev. Alvis Richardson officiating. Jones Mortuary in Clinton was in charge of all arrangements.

T.L. JOHNSON

T.L. Johnson, 83, Lake City, passed away, Monday, Aug. 10, 2020, at the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville. He was born Dec. 6, 1936, in Anderson County to the late William and Lois Disney Johnson. T.L. was retired from General Motors. He was also an Army Veteran who enjoyed hunting, fishing and working on cars. T.L. was of the Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by: Parents; sister, Dorothy Robbins; and grandson, David Dockery Jr. Survivors: Wife, Linda Johnson of Lake City; sons, William Johnson of Baltimore, Md., David Dockery of Rhea County; daughter, Barb West of Lake City; special daughter, Betty Carroll; sister, Diane Marlow and Lowell of Lake City; grandchildren, Aaron West, Cody West, Brandon Dockery, Cheyenne Dockery, C.J. Hutchinson, Shannon Hutchison and Danny Kidd; six great-grandchildren. Visitation was held from 5 – 7 p.m.Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020, at Hatmaker Funeral Home. Funeral service was at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020, in the Hatmaker Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Mitchell Wilson and Scott Martin Officiating. Interment was at 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 14, 2020, at Oak Grove Cemetery in Lake City, with military honors by the Campbell County Honor Guard. You may also view T.L.’s guestbook online at www.hatmakerfuneralhome.com Hatmaker Funeral Home Lake City was in charge of arrangements.

WILLA LUKE

Willa Luke, 87, passed away Monday, Aug. 10, 2020. She was born April 7, 1933, in Anderson County. Willa was preceded in death by: Father and mother, Bill and Martha Robbins; brother, Bud Robbins; sisters, Johnnie Lee Robbins and Mary Ruth Duncan; husbands, Bill Nolan, Tom Arnold, and Charles Luke; son, Butch Nolan; grandson, James Caldwell. Survivors include: Daughters, Donna (Freddy) White and Becky Nolan; four grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; sisters, Eva Jones and Jerry Cranmore; several nieces and nephews that she loved dearly. The family will have a service at a later date. Premier Sharp Funeral Home is honored to serve Willa’s family and a message of condolence may be left for the family at www.sharpfh.com.

VIVIAN IRIS CARSON

Vivian K. Carson, Clinton, went to be with the Lord Monday, Aug. 10, 2020. Vivian Carson was a longtime employee of Sears in Knoxville, where she retired from. Vivian was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend to so many. Her strength and positivity were inspiring to all she encountered. Vivian enjoyed life doing what she had on her mind at the time, whether it be yard sales, puzzles, reading books, or just sitting around talking and visiting people. She was preceded in death by: Husband, Sam Carson; mother, Geneva Kenney; father, Irwin Keeney; and sister, Judith Boiling. Vivian Carson is survived by: Daughter, Janet Carson Foust of Heiskell; grandchildren, Kayla Foust and Kelsey Foust; great-grandchildren, Braxton Foust, Ryder Happney, Kasen Blevins; sister, Nancy Stanford of Clinton; as well as many other family members. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Anderson County Animal Shelter. A private graveside service will be held. Woodhaven Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens are honored to serve the Vivian Carson family.

CHAD MARTIN

Chad Martin, 34, Clinton, passed away Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020, at his residence. Chad was a lifelong resident of Anderson County and graduated from Anderson County High School in 2004.Throughout his life Chad was an avid sports fan who loved anything to do with the Tennessee Vols. He was preceded in death by: Grandmothers, Shirley Collins and Ruth Martin; aunt, Lorrie Martin; and uncle, Randy Goins. He is survived by: Parents, Rick and Karen “Goins” Martin; son, Grady Martin and his mother Morgan Webster of Clinton; brother, Jason Martin and wife Alice of Knoxville; grandfather, Claude Martin of Clinton; nephew, Ryan Martin; niece, Chesney Martin; aunts and uncles, Randy and Linda Martin, John and Melissa Martin, Don and Lee Martin, Jamie and Starla Collins, and Pam Alley; several loving cousins and special friends The family received friends from 5 – 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 14, 2020, at Holley Gamble Funeral Home. His funeral service followed in the chapel with the Rev. David Seiber officiating. Chad’s graveside was at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 15, 2020, at Grandview Memorial Garden. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to Tennessee Members First FCU, P.O. Box 6828, Oak Ridge, TN 37830 and put to the attention of Grady Martin. Holley Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton was in charge of all arrangements. www.holleygamble.com