Obituaries

BETTY LOIS MOODY

Betty Lois Moody, 79, went home to her Heavenly Father Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019. She was born to the late Lawrence and Beulah Coward on July 19, 1939. Betty was preceded in death by: Husband of 63 years, Ralph L. Moody; son, Tony R. Moody; and sister, Brenda Coward. She is survived by: Sons, Michael Moody and wife Cindy of Karen’s, Daryl Moody of Pearl, Miss., and Gary Moody and wife Marsha of Rocky Top; grandchildren, Jonathan Moody and wife Melinda, Summer Moody, Samantha Stone, Josh Wikle and wife Lindsy, Brittney O’Neil and husband Justin, Shelby Moody, and Benjamin Moody; as well as a host of great-grandchildren. Betty was of the Baptist faith and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. She was an avid animal lover and loved her pets. Visitation is from 5 – 7 p.m. Friday, March 1, 2019, at Hatmaker Funeral Home in Lake City. Funeral service is at 7 p.m. Friday, March 1, 2019, in the Hatmaker Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Shannon Stone officiating. Family and friends will meet at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 2, 2019, at Lynch Bethel Cemetery in Knoxville for graveside service.

MISSY ALICE HENDERLIGHT

Missy Alice Henderlight, 50, Clinton passed away Monday, Feb. 25, 2019, at her residence after a courageous battle with cancer. She was a member of Grace Point Baptist Church. Throughout her life she loved being around animals, singing, going to the ocean, and spending time with children. Missy will be remembered for her contagious smile and being a loving mother to her children, Erica and Evan. She was preceded in death by: Father, Paul Coapman; brother, Ricky Coapman; nephews, Eric and Johnathan Coapman; grandparents, the Rev. Vern E. and Alice Coapman, Earnest Boruff, and France Lane; aunts, Faye Boruff, Jewell Hill, and Jean Barker. She is survived by: Children, Erica Green and husband James, Evan Henderlight; mother, Willie Coapman; siblings, Gail Shepard and husband Dean, Teresa Patterson, Elizabeth Bostedor and husband Barry, Mickey Coapman and wife Shirrell, David Coapman and wife Sharon, Scotty Coapman and wife Sonya, Amber Coapman; several nieces, nephews and host of other family and friends. The family will receive friends from 5 – 7 p.m. Friday, March 1, 2019, at Holley Gamble Funeral Home. Her funeral service will immediately follow in the chapel with Pastor Jim Burress officiating. Her graveside will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 2, 2019, at Grandview Memorial Garden. Holley Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton is in charge of all arrangements. www.holleygamble.com

KERNALEE SLOVER KESTERSON

Kernalee Slover Kesterson, 90, Kingston, formerly of Lake City, passed away Monday, Feb. 25, 2019, at her residence. Kernalee was born Feb. 2, 1929, in Anderson County to the late Leonard and Siller Hatmaker Slover. She was a member of the Clinch River Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, Kernalee was preceded in death by: Husband, Clarence G. Kesterson; sister, Aline Slover Kesterson; and brothers, Sam, Bart, Eugene, Dotson, John and Jim Slover. Survivors: Daughters, Betty Joe Kesterson Watson (Larry) of Kingston, Linda Kesterson Mayes of Clinton; grandchildren, Tempe Kesterson Ragsdale and Sabian of Briceville, Jason Watson and Julie of Oak Ridge, Kassie Mayes of Jacksboro; great-grandchildren, Ryan Lamons, Emilee Hooks, Myra Kesterson and Tyler Watson; great-great-grandchild, Brinlee Hooks; sister-in-law, Dorothy Kesterson Hembree (Carl); brother-in-law, Arnold Kesterson (Polly); and special friend, Inez Landrum Clinton. The family would like to extend a special thanks to the Amedysis Hospice of Sweetwater, Dr. Thakur and staff. Visitation will be from 1 – 2:30 p.m. Friday, March 1, 2019, at Hatmaker Funeral Home in Lake City. Funeral service is at 2:30 p.m. Friday, March 1, 2019, in the Hatmaker Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Wayne Phillips and the Rev. Tom Byrge officiating. Interment will follow the funeral service Friday, March 1, 2019, at Clinch River Cemetery in Lake City. You may also view Kernalee's guestbook online at www.hatmakerfuneralhome.com. Hatmaker Funeral Home, Lake City, is in charge of arrangements.

DONALD (DON) LEWIS PENNELL

Donald (Don) Lewis Pennell, 59, passed away peacefully Feb. 24, 2019, at the University of Tennessee Medical Center of Knoxville after a courageous battle against cancer. Don was a carpenter and served more than 20 years as a dedicated member of the Riverside Fire Co.#1 and two years as Chief. Don was preceded in death by: Parents, Edwin and Isabel Pennell, sons, SSgt. Craig Pennell and Michael Rambo. Survived by: Loving wife of 21 years, Ann Pennell, daughter, Lori Jones (Dan); daughters-in-law, Tara Rambo, and Sarah Bubnis; grandson, Christopher; brothers, Edwin Pennell, Jay Pennell (Cindy); sisters, Denise Stellwag (Larry), Kim Ventura (Ralph), Bonnie Magnus (Bill); many nieces and nephews that he truly loved. The family would like to acknowledge the host of extended family and friends in Tennessee who were very supportive to the end and beyond. Donald’s family will receive his friends for a viewing from 1 – 4 p.m. Saturday, March 2, 2019, at Chadwick Memorial Funeral Home, 154 Webster Street, Riverside, N.J. Also, his family and friends will have a memorial service for him from 3 – 5 p.m. Sunday, March 17, 2019, at New Salem Baptist Church, 1030 Oak Ridge Highway, Clinton, with Pastor Tim Thomas officiating. Jones Mortuary in Clinton is in charge of all arrangements. Condolences can be made to the family at www.jonesmortuaryllc.com

REBECCA MAXINE HAYES

Rebecca Maxine Hayes, 69, Briceville, passed away Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019, in Oak Ridge. She was born in Detroit, Mich., to the late Henry and Marie Cherry on Sept. 15, 1949. Rebecca was a member of the Tennessee Hollow Baptist Church, where she loved attending church and spending time with family and friends. In addition to her parents, Rebecca was preceded in death by: Husband, John Hayes Sr.; sisters, Teresa Vatalaro, Norma Macintosh, Peggy Mayle, Jean Rachko, Patricia Daughtery; brothers, Joe Cherry and Bill Cherry; brother-in-law, Keller Daughtery; sisters-in-law, Annette Braswell, Henrietta Moser and Evelyn Hayes. Survived by: Children, Kim Paris and husband Joe, John Hayes Jr. and wife Kim, Jodie Alley and husband Shannon; grandchildren, Melanie York, Cody Alley and wife Breyanna, Zachery Long, Chad Alley and wife Emily, Tori Hayes, Logan Hayes, Kaleasha Welch and Kala Welch; great-grandchildren, Gabe and Bella York, Riley and Cooper Alley, Madelyn Welch; brother, Johnny Cherry and wife Marlene; brothers-in-law, Ricky Hayes and wife Mildred, Billy Hayes, Von Moser and Curly Rachko; sisters-in-law, Doris Bunch and husband Wesley, Sharon Tindell and husband Tony; several nieces and nephews and a host of other family and friends. The family received friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Tuesday, Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Rocky Top on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019, with the funeral service following at 8 p.m., with the Rev. Rickey Hayes and the Rev. Troy Harmon officiating. Her graveside service was at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019, at Anderson Memorial Garden. www.holleygamble.com

HOWARD CARSON (H.C.) RIDENOUR

Howard Carson (H.C.) Ridenour, 85, Norris, passed away peacefully Friday, Feb. 22, 2019, at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville after fighting a courageous battle with cancer. He was a member of Greenway Baptist Church in Clinton and enjoyed attending as long as his health permitted. He loved the Lord and didn’t care to witness to those he came in contact with. He retired from Martin Marietta Y-12 Nuclear Plant in 1995. Prior to his employment at Y-12 he had worked for Volunteer Construction Company. H.C. enjoyed traveling, working jigsaw puzzles, playing music and watching westerns, especially “Gunsmoke,” which was his favorite. He had been a devoted husband and caregiver to both his wives who predeceased him. He loved his family and treasured every moment spent with them. Preceded in death by: First wife, Jean Ridenour and second wife, Dorothy Ridenour; parents, James Douglas and Amanda Jane Graves Ridenour; several siblings; and one step-grandson, Christopher Gee. Survivors: Daughters and sons-in-law, Teresa and Virgil Copeland of Madison, Carrie Jane and David Blalock of Heiskell; grandchildren, Brad Copeland, Brian Copeland, Christi Goins, Anthony Blalock; great-grandchildren, Lauran, Whitney, Brice, Micah, Esther, MaKayla, Bella and Serenity; great-great-grandson, Clay; special sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Betty and Walter Risden of Clinton; sister-in-law, Thelma Bailey of Union County; step-daughter, Victoria Gee; step-granddaughter, Tish Gee; step-grandsons, Mike and Steve Wampler; step-great-grandchildren, Gabriel, Derick, Zach, Bailey and Zane; many nieces and nephews who he loved very much and a host of extended family and friends. The family received friends from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25, 2019, at Greenway Baptist Church. Graveside service followed the visitation at 1p.m. in the church cemetery with the Rev. Eddie Chasteen and Pastor Danny Light officiating. Online register book can be signed at www.frakerfuneralhome.net. Fraker Funeral Home of Kingston was in charge of all the arrangements.

MILDRED ‘SUG’ JONES

Mildred “Sug” Jones, 91, Clinton, formerly of Briceville, passed away Feb. 22, 2019, at the Lantern at Morning Pointe. Mildred was born in Anderson County on April 30, 1927, to the late Jack and Lillian Bolton Scarbrough. She was saved and baptized as a teenager and was a member of Briceville Baptist Church. In her younger years she was a Bluebird and Campfire Girls leader. Mildred was very active in her community and was instrumental in getting a free health care clinic. She loved telling stories, growing flowers and visiting shut ins. She was well known for being a prankster and having a green thumb. Mildred will be dearly missed. In addition to her parents Mildred was preceded in death by: Husband, Fred M. Jones; brothers, Jackie Scarbrough and Ralph Scarbrough; brothers-in-laws, Jim White and Shelby Fateley. She is survived by: Children, Danny Lee Jones and wife Barbara, Beverly Ann Morgan and husband Richard, Pamela Jean Byrge and husband David; sisters, Darleen Fateley, Carolyn White, Jeannie Massengill and husband Mickey; grandchildren, Russell Byrge and wife Jackie, Matthew Byrge and wife Selina, Katelyn Jones, Luke Jones; great-grandchildren, Grant Byrge and Elaina Manley; several nieces and nephews and a host of other family and friends. Special thanks to the staff at the Morning Pointe and Alavon hospice for their loving care. The family received friends from 2 – 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019, at Main Street Baptist Church in Rocky Top, with the service following with the Rev. Wayne Phillips officiating. Mildred’s interment was held at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 25, 2019, at Oak Ridge Memorial Park. www.holleygamble.com

JAMES SEYMOUR COLE

James Seymour Cole, 100 years and 10 months, Oak Ridge, passed away at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge Feb. 20, 2019. Born in Hartford, Conn., to parents Edwin B. Cole and Ruth Belden Cole on April 5, 1918. He was a veteran during World War II with the Army Air Corp. James came to this area 74 years ago from Brooklyn, N.Y. He was a member of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church for 57 years, a 67-year member of Elks # 1684, 32 years with the Fraternal Order of Eagles #2514, American Legion for 32 years, Oak Ridge Boat Club, Union Carbide, K-25/Y/12 employee where he worked for 37 years. He was with the U.S. Army Air Corp during World War II and through the military he was brought to Oak Ridge for the Manhattan Project, Second Engineering Detachment. He was preceded in death by: Parents; wife, Dolores MacNeil Cole (Aug. 14, 2016) and daughter, Judy McCarthy. He is survived by: Son, Jay Cole and wife Gwen of Clinton; sister, Grace Cole Jones, Greenwich, Conn., and her children, Keith Jones (Joan), Essex, C.T. and Grace Vineyard (William), Hendersonville, N.C.; grandchildren, Sean McCarthy and his children; step-grandchildren, Jackie Webb (Frances), Johnny, and Donna Roby (James); nine great-grandchildren; five great-great grandchildren; special great-grandson, Jordan Webb (Missy) and their child, Ranger; several great-nieces and great-nephews. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in James’ memory to the Clinch River Quilts of Valor, 193 Laurel Road, Clinton, TN 37716. The memorial service was held Saturday, March 9, 2019, at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church with Father David Lovett officiating. Military honors were provided by Volunteer State Honor Guard and the Tennessee Army National Guard. Interment of ashes followed at St. Stephen’s Memorial Garden. Following the interment, a reception was held at the church. An online guest book may be signed at weatherfordmortuary.com