Samuel Dale Dean, Pastor Emeritus at First Baptist Church in Clinton, passed away peacefully Thursday, May 9, 2019, at the age of 77. He was born in Mosheim in 1941 to Bonnie and James Dean where he was one of five siblings: Mildred, Thelma, Irene, and Don. He graduated from Chuckey Doak High School’s first graduating class in Greeneville, where he was named Mr. Doak his senior year. He continued his education at Tusculum College and Southern Seminary where he obtained a B.S. in psychology and a Masters of Divinity. He served more than 50 years in the ministry at several churches including Mountain View Baptist in Greeneville, Central Baptist in Johnson City, First Baptist Church in Jonesboro, and First Baptist Church in Clinton. After his retirement, he served as interim pastor at First Baptist Church in Etowah, and Cumberland Baptist Church in Knoxville. He is survived by: Wife of 52 years, Marie Allen Dean; children, Chris Dean, and his wife Alicia, from Lilburn, Ga., and Kelly Johnson, and her husband Scott from Knoxville; grandchildren, Kayla Cantrell, Madison Dean, Cameron Dean from Lilburn Ga., Jordan Mancini and her husband Jake from Savannah, Ga., Mallory O’Brien and her husband Andrew from Knoxville, and Andrew Johnson from Knoxville; great-grandchild, Aubree Cantrell from Lilburn, Ga.; and his brother Don and his wife Sharon from Greeneville. Sam Dean was well-known for his compassion, sense of humor, intelligence, and ability to minister in a unique way that touched many lives in the communities in which he served. He was a true advocate for education as he served as Chairman of the Board for Carson-Newman University and many local education committees. The family would like to thank the ICU staff at Memorial Methodist Hospital for the compassionate, angelic care they provided during this difficult time. The family will receive friends from 4 – 7 p.m. Saturday, May 11, 2019, at First Baptist Church in Clinton with a Celebration of Life service to follow. The graveside will be 2 p.m. Sunday, May 12, 2019, at Grandview Memorial Gardens in Clinton. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to First Baptist Church at P.O. Box 268 Clinton, TN 37717 to be used toward the Christian Service Center and the Renew Program. Condolences can be sent to 422 Mariner Point Drive Clinton, TN 37716. Holley Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton is in charge of all arrangements.


Benjamin Kanipes, 79, of the Marlow Community, passed away Wednesday, May 8, 2019. He was born April 25, 1940, in the Marlow Community. He was an Army Veteran stationed in Germany and worked as a welder for Plumbers and Pipefitters Union Local #189 for more than 40 years in Ohio. Benjamin lived in Starke, Fla., for 10 years before moving back to East Tennessee. He was preceded in death by: Parents, Frank and Maxie Kanipes; son, Johnny Kanipes; sister and brother-in-law, Mary and Fate Harper. Survivors include: Children, John Kohler, Stacy Kanipes, Benjamin Kanipes Jr., Penny Kanipes, Marty Kanipes, Jason Kanipes, Cheyanne Kanipes, and Dakota Kanipes; step-daughter, Janie Milliken; grandchildren, Jaxsen, Maddox, and Mikayla Kanipes, Pam Kohler, and John Kohler Jr.; great-grandchildren, Isaiah Kohler, Sabrina and Sean Hicks, Paul and Ben Kohler. A visitation will be held from 6 – 8 p.m. Saturday, June 15, 2019, at Premier Sharp Funeral Home. The family will speak at 8 p.m. Premier Sharp Funeral Home is proudly serving the Kanipes family and we invite you to share a message of condolence to the family at


Reva M. Patterson, 85, Andersonville, passed away Sunday, April 28, 2019 at the Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge. She was born in Scott County to the late Alonzo Wright and Winnie Lay Bruce on Dec. 4, 1933. Reva was a true homemaker who enjoyed gardening and loved her family and friends. In addition to her parents, Reva was preceded in death by: Husband, Thomas Patterson; and sister, Edna Stubbs. Survived by: Brothers, Boyd Wright (Wanda) of Clinton, Curtis Bruce (Lorna) of Huntsville, Clifford Bruce (Kay) Louisville, Ky., Conley Bruce (Francis) of Huntsville; sister, .Juanita Jeffers of Clinton; several nieces and nephews and a host of other family and friends. The family will receive friends at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Thursday, May 2, 2019, with the funeral service to follow at 1 p.m. in the chapel with Pastor Wayne Phillips officiating. Reva’s interment will be held at the Oak Ridge Memorial Park following her funeral service.


Frank Eugene Marlow, 80, Clinton, passed away Wednesday, April 24, 2019, at The Waters of Clinton. Frank was born August 18, 1938, in Anderson County to the late Otis and Gladys Cody Marlow. Frank was of the Baptist faith. He enjoyed working on cars and being in the mountains. In addition to his parents, Frank was preceded in death by: Sister, Iva Jean Wilson; daughter, Penny Baker; grandchildren, Matthew Nelson, Timmothy Marlow, and Christian Gross. Survivors: Children, Faye Turner of Knoxville, Frankie and Richard Bradford of Clinton, David Marlow and Peggy of Grainger County, Timmy Marlow of Lake City, Maggie Marlow and Kenneth Gross of Knoxville; step-daughters, Shenna Atkins of Alabama, Lena Williams of Clinton; 19 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; brother, Paul Hawkins Jr. of Lake City; sisters, Betty and WC Braden of Lake City, Ruth and David McGhee of Lake City, Glenna and David Braden of Dalton, Ga., Wilma and Tony Sumpter of Floresville, Texas, Mamie Swinney of Dalton, Ga. Visitation was from 6 – 8 p.m. Friday, April 26, 2019, at Hatmaker Funeral Home in Lake City. Funeral service was at 8 p.m. Friday, April 26, 2019, at Hatmaker Funeral Home in Lake City with the Rev. Jeff Hawkins and the Rev. Jimmy Lindsay officiating. Family and friends met at 10:15 a.m. Saturday, April 27, 2019, at Hatmaker Funeral Home in Lake City to go in procession to the Mountain View Cemetery in Lake City for an 11 a.m. graveside service.


Earl Henderson Barton, 87, Norris, passed away Tuesday, April 23, 2019. Born Aug. 29, 1931, to the late George and Lillian Barton, Earl was a member of First Baptist Church of Andersonville and Valley Masonic Lodge #383 in Andersonville. He was an Air Force veteran and retired from Union Carbide. He enjoyed coin collecting, metal detecting and ham radio. Preceded in death by: Wife, Sue Barton; daughter, Susan Barton; and son, David Barton. Earl is survived by: Children, Charles Thomas (Debbie) Barton, Robert Earl (Linda) Barton, Nancy Barton, and Gloria Heffron; grandchildren, Charmin Brooks, Doug Barton, Adam Barton, Rodney Jennings, Daniel Barton, Jonah Heffron, Jenny Heffron, Kyle Barton, and Cory Barton; great-grandchildren, Austin Brooks, Hailey Brooks, Kasidee Barton, Emily Barton, Maddie Barton, Andrew Barton, Audrey Barton, Lydia Barton, Gunnar Barton, Eli Jennings, Jaxson Jennings, and Brooklyn Heffron. The family would like to thank the residents of Pine Road for being long lasting good neighbors and friends. The family will receive friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Friday, May 10, 2019, at First Baptist Church of Andersonville. In lieu of flowers, please send donation to Samaritan's Purse, P.O. Box 3000; Boone, NC 28607 or online at


Nancy Sue Waddell, better known as, “Susie,” 71, Heiskell passed away Monday, April 22, 2019, at her home. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. Susie loved everybody who knew her. She was a member of the Eastern Star. Susie loved gardening and was proud of her flowers she grew. Susie was preceded in death by: Parents, Cary and Effie Hollifield; and her infant son, Jody Lee Waddell. Susie is survived by: Husband, who had been her best friend all through their marriage of 51 years, Doc Waddell of Heiskell; sons, Tim Waddell and wife Tinalee of Clinton, Frank Waddell and wife Kristi of Heiskell; sister, Willie Mae “Snooky” Woods of Greenback; grandchildren, Connor, Kara, and Christopher; brother-in-law, Kenneth Waddell of Holden Beach, N.C.; sister-in-law, April Marcum of Knoxville; several nieces, nephews and a host of other relatives and friends. Susie’s family received her friends from 1 – 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 24, 2019, in the chapel of Jones Mortuary with her celebration of life followed at 3 p.m. with the Amedisys Hospice Chaplains James and Matt officiating. Her interment will followed her funeral service at the Bookwalter Cemetery in Knoxville. Jones Mortuary in Clinton was in charge of all arrangements.


Josephine Brendle, 90, Clinton, passed away April 21, 2019. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Clinton. Jo dearly loved her family and friends. She enjoyed playing the piano, belonging to the XYZ singing group, Timely Topics, Garden Club, and Birthday Bash group. Jo was preceded in death by: Parents, Jess and Leta Wayman; and her husband of 61 years, Harold Brendle. She is survived by: Son and daughter-in-law, Robin Brendle and Tammy Brendle of Knoxville; daughter and son-in-law, Dianne Home and Bob Home of Chicago, Ill.; grandchildren, Nick Brendle, and Allison McEntee and husband Patrick McEntee; and great-grandchildren Sally Rose, Ryan, and Harry McEntee. Jo will be greatly missed, but will live forever in our hearts. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. – noon Friday, April 26, 2019, at Holly Gamble funeral home in Clinton, Tennessee. Services to follow.


The Rev. Bill Dawson, 75, went home rejoicing with his heavenly Father Easter Sunday, April 21, 2019. He was born June 1, 1943, in Blount County to the late Edgar “Bud” and Laura Dawson. Bill served in the Army from 1964-1970. Bill pastored several churches in the Anderson County area for more than 30 years. The last church Bill pastored was Poplar Creek Baptist Church for 14 years. He was a faithful member of 2nd Baptist Church in Clinton. Bill worked for C.U.B. for 44 years with co-workers he considered family. He was preceded in death by: Parents, Edgar “Bud” and Laura Dawson; brother, Jerry Dawson. He is survived by: Loving wife and best friend of 54 years, Helen Dawson; daughter, Kim (Chris) Howell of Oak Ridge; son, Mark Dawson of Oak Ridge; grandchildren, Kristopher Bell of Clinton, Erik Howell of Oak Ridge; brother, Paul (Diane) Dawson of Lenoir City; sister, Barbara (Tim) Overstreet of Fort Worth, Texas; brother-in-law, Roger (Ella) Simmons of Clinton; many nieces and nephews; special friends, Ronnie Martin, Jason Tipton, and Nick Gallaher. The family will receive friends from 5 – 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at Holley Gamble Funeral Home. His Celebration of Life service will follow in the chapel with the Rev. Michael Thompson, Paul Dawson, and Steve Dawson officiating. Holley Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton is in charge of all arrangements.