Obituaries

PAMELA ANN PEARCE

Pamela Ann Pearce, 61, Knoxville, went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, March 18, 2020. Born Dec. 21, 1958, in Knoxville, she was preceded in death by: Mother and father, Lyla Mauriece Daughtery and Chester Paul Stooksbury; and sisters, Judy Ballew and Shelia Benton. Pamela is survived by: Her love, James “Eddie” Thompson; daughter, Lacee Christina Campbell; son-in-law, Nick Campbell; grandson and light of her life, Mason Sully Campbell; brother, Don Stooksbury; sister-in-law, Carolyn Stooksbury; and other family and close friends that loved her dearly. Pamela graduated from Norris High School in 1976 and attended East Tennessee School of Nursing. She was a licensed practical nurse for 18 years and also the owner and sole-proprietor of Working Mothers’ Carpet Cleaning. Later in life, Pamela was an in-home caregiver, which came so naturally to her, as she selflessly cared and loved for those around her. Pamela was strong, kind, and so courageous and instilled a sense of security in everyone she encountered. Her signature “red lipstick kiss” will forever be with us. She loved all God’s little creatures and would talk about them often. She was a strong believer of Jesus Christ and will be a forever angel to us. A Celebration of Life and Memorial will be held in the coming months. We are requesting prayers for peace and comfort and to be surrounded by our precious Lord and Savior. Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton is in charge of all arrangements. www.holleygamble.com

CALEB NEAL

Caleb Neal, 68, Lake City passed away Wednesday, March 18, 2020, at his residence. Caleb was born Sept. 26, 1951, in Campbell County to Van Neal and Jeanette Phillips Neal. Caleb attended New Hope Baptist Church and enjoyed drawing, woodworking, horseshoes, fishing, joking, and laughing. Caleb was preceded in death by: Parents; wife, Mary Neal; and brother, J.L. Beach. Survivors: Sons, Kevin Neal of Lake City, Robert Neal Sr. of Lake City, William Neal of Lake City; sister, Lisa McDaniels of Maryville; grandchildren, Saraya Neal, Amber Neal, and Robert Neal Jr. Visitation will be from 5 – 7 p.m. Friday, March 20, 2020, at Hatmaker Funeral Home in Lake City. Funeral service will be at 7 p.m. Friday, March 20, 2020, in the Hatmaker Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jimmy Ault officiating. Family and friends will meet at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 21, 2020, at Circle Cemetery in Briceville for interment.

NANCY SUZANNE MORGAN

Nancy Suzanne Morgan, 76, Clinton, passed away Tuesday, March 17, 2020, at the Life Care Center of Morgan County in Wartburg. She was a very proud mother of four boys, and she adored her grandkids. Nancy loved crocheting and working crossword puzzles. She enjoyed cooking and was a very good cook. Nancy was preceded in death by her parents, William and Opal Valentine. She is survived by: Husband of 57 years, Charles W. Morgan Sr. of Clinton; sons, Charles W. Morgan Jr. of Clinton, Christopher L. Morgan and wife Rhona of Clinton, Anthony E. Morgan of Clinton, and Timothy A. Morgan and wife Kim of Clinton; brother, Gene Abston and wife Beverly of Canada; 12 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends. A private service will be held at a later date for Nancy. Jones Mortuary in Clinton is in charge of all arrangements. Condolences may be made to the family at www.jonesmortuaryllc.com

VERLIN LILLARD 'BUDDY' FOUST JR.

Verlin Lillard "Buddy" Foust Jr., 66, LaFollette, passed away Monday, March 16, 2020, at his residence. Buddy was born Feb. 2, 1954, in Anderson County to the late Verlin Lillard Foust Sr. and Bonnie Harmon Foust. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, ginsenging, and anything outdoors. In addition to his parents, Buddy was preceded in death by: Stepfather, Mark Byrge; and daughter, Angie Foust Phillips. Survivors: Son, Scott Foust; brother, Mike Foust; sisters, Carolyn Slover and Jerry, Kathy Foust, Linda Musgrave and Wayne; grandchildren, Taylor Nicole Foust, Saddie Ann Foust, Mason Scott Foust, and Cameron Phillips. Visitation will be from 1 – 2 p.m. Sunday, March 22, 2020, at Hatmaker Funeral Home in Lake City. A graveside service will follow the visitation at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 22, 2020, at Island Ford Cemetery in Lake City with the Rev. Jimmy Byrge officiating.

MICHAEL SCOTT ROBERTS

Michael Scott Roberts, (June 28, 1971), 48, of Knoxville, completed life's journey after an unexpected illness March 14, 2020. He was a father to four precious children and grandfather to one adorable grandson. "Scooter" will forever be remembered as a fun-loving individual, who had a big heart and was always willing to help others in any way he could. He made his living as a painting and remodeling contractor, and worked on countless properties in the East Tennessee region. He attended First Apostolic Church in Knoxville, and had attended First Apostolic Christian School. He also was in the Civil Air Patrol when he was a teenager. Scooter is preceded in death by his sister, Cathy Sue Roberts. He is survived by: Father and stepmother, Bob and Melba Roberts of Knoxville; mother and stepdad, Betty and Jack Rutherford of Knoxville; sons, Coleby Roberts of Maynardville, Branson Duke Roberts of Knoxville, and Jake Roberts of Greenback; daughter, Jessica Davidson of Knoxville; grandson, Jupiter Dean; brothers, Nick Roberts of Kingsport, and Steve Roberts of Kingston; half-brother, Jonathon Roberts of Knoxville; and a host of other relatives and friends. Scooter’s immediate family gathered for a memorial service for him at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 19, 2020, at First Apostolic Church in Knoxville with Bishop Billy McCool and Pastor Mark McCool officiating. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to First Apostolic Church “just because offering.” Jones Mortuary in Clinton was in charge of all arrangements. Condolences can be made to the family at www.jonesmortuaryllc.com

BILLY MARK OAKES

Billy Mark Oakes, 26, passed away suddenly March 14, 2020. Billy was born in Knoxville May 26, 1993. He was a graduate of Anderson County High School. Billy was a member of Hillvale Baptist Church. He worked and lived in Sevier County. Billy always had a smile on his face and never met a stranger. He was preceded in death by: Grandfather, Billy T. Oakes; and uncle, Scotty George. Survived by: Mother, Genevie Barnes of Sevier County; father, J.D. Oakes and wife Angela of Andersonville; grandmother, Flo Oakes of Clinton; aunt, Marie George of Clinton; cousins, Will George and Ann George of Clinton; several aunts, uncles and cousins and a host of other family and friends. The family will have a celebration of life service at a later date.

TERRY LEE VAN HUSS

Terry Lee Van Huss, born Dec. 4, 1962, went to his Heavenly Father Thursday, March 12, 2020. He enjoyed working in the yard and flower gardens. He was preceded in death by: Grandparents, Elmer and Albertine Van Huss, John and Leora Hicks; father, Walter Leon Van Huss; second father, Larry Martin; uncles, Tommy, Ray, Paul, Ed, and Gary Hicks. Terry is survived by: Mother, Peggy Martin: brothers, Dave and Elena Van Huss, Tom and Cathy Van Huss, Mike and Doris Martin, Ron and Kara Martin; sisters, Teresa and Larry Helveston, Tina and Donny Hodges; several aunts and uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Memorial services will be announced at a later date.

BARBAR LOU RHYNE

Barbara Lou Rhyne, 86, Clinton, passed away March 12, 2020, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge. Barbara was born Jan. 28, 1934, to the late Lonzo and Margret Lawson. Barbara was of the Baptist faith and attended Lakeview Baptist Church in Clinton. Barbara loved flowers, gardening, going to church and her grandkids. She was kind and gentle, a loving and caring mother and was always in style as she always liked to dress up. In addition to her parents, Barbara was preceded in death by: Husband, Robert Rhyne; son, the Rev. Robert (Bobby) Rhyne; and sister, Margret Milton. Barbara is survived by: Brother, Jerry Lawson of Clinton; daughter-in-law, Debra Rhyne of Clinton; brother-in-law, Melvin Milton of Jamestown; sister-in-law and her husband, Carolyn and Doug Legg of Clinton; granddaughter, Heather Rhyne; great-grandchildren, Abigail Lemon and Kevin Hampton (Little Rastus); and a host of nieces and nephews as well as extended family and friends. Barbara’s family received friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Saturday, March 14, 2020, with her funeral service following at 8 p.m. in the chapel of Jones Mortuary in Clinton with Jason Stokes, the Rev. Robbie Poland, and Kevin Hampton officiating. Barbara’s interment service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, March 16, 2020, at Woodhaven Memorial Gardens in Claxton. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Lakeview Baptist Church. Jones Mortuary in Clinton is in charge of all arrangements for Barbara Lou Rhyne. Condolences can be made to the family at www.jonesmortuaryllc.com