Maxie Lee Trammell, 95, passed away peacefully Friday, March 3, 2023, at her home in Clinton. Maxie was preceded in death by: Husband of 61 years, Elmer Trammell; son, Jerry Lynn Young; parents, Claude and Ida Josephine (Bayless) Hatmaker; sisters, Lorraine Denney, Hazel Davis and Ima-Jean Ridenour. She is survived by: Daughter, Janet (John) Ewing; son, Jimmy (Mary) Young and daughter Cindy (Chris) Helton; grandchildren, Jason (Becky) Ewing, Kymber (Nathan) McMurray and Tyler Young; great-grandchildren, Riley Ewing, Fox McMurray, Zade McMurray, Porter McMurray and Griffin McMurray; siblings, Caspern Hatmaker, Dorothy Stephens, Velma (Marvin) Poyourow, Carol Summers, Don Hatmaker and Grace (Ernest) Barnes; many, many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Maxie loved the Lord, her family, her church family at Valley View and her community of Dutch Valley. A fearless prayer-warrior, one of Maxie’s proudest moments was when her husband, Elmer, was saved. Elmer would often say, “I didn’t know what happy was until I got saved!” While her Bible was a source comfort, it also was a way to document all of life’s events. Flipping through her Bible, you’d see various notes, special dates, and many photos. Maxie will be remembered as the best mom, a wonderful cook (chicken salad was her specialty) – and a fearless snake killer! A graveside service will be held at Valley View Cemetery at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 5, 2023, with the Reverend Allen Giles officiating. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to St. Jude’s Research Hospital or the Salvation Army.


Carol “Joyce” Gamble was born May 20, in Anderson County and passed away March 2, 2023, in Knoxville. Joyce never told her age so we will continue to honor that. She was known for baking cakes for people’s birthdays in the community and singing “Happy Birthday” to family and friends. She loved her church, Deep Springs Baptist, which she hadn’t been able to attend the last couple of years because of her health. Joyce was preceded in death by: Mother, Cora Lee Brewer; sister, Elizabeth “Tootsie” Cawood; brother, Richard Jay “R.J.” Brewer; nephew, Brian Brewer. Joyce is survived by: Daughters, Patti Martin, Susan McQuestion; sons, Michael Gamble and wife Rhonda, Paul Gamble and wife Andrea; siblings, Joe Brewer and wife Judy, and Gene Brewer; grandchildren, Chrysti Jones, Adam Gamble, Sasha Ramirez and husband Brant, and Sean Runion; great-grandchildren. D’Kyea Knox, D’Vontae Jones, Daraon Jones, Destiny Jones, and Jaxon Gamble; great-great-grandchildren, Ke’Andre Jones and Jenni Knox; several nieces, nephews and a host of other family and friends. Special thank you to Ansley the nurse and the nurses and staff at Specialty Hospital and PA Anna. The family will receive friends from 2 – 3:30 p.m. Sunday, March 12, 2023, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home with the celebration of life to follow with the Rev. Brian Thomas and Pastor Doug Fielden officiating.


Roger Lee Davis, 40, Knoxville, passed away unexpectedly at his residence Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2023. He was born in Knoxville on Oct. 13, 1982. Roger was a faithful and vital part of the Fist Apostolic Church of Knoxville. He sat in the front row of every service and made it a priority to greet you with a hug. Roger made an impact on those he met with his kindness and his pureness. Roger was a daily listener and caller to The Tony Basilio Show WIBE 99.7 FM and 1040 AM. He frequently called Sports Talk with John and Jimmy on Sports Talk 990. He also called VOL calls and most any other call-in show that talks about Tennessee Athletics. He became a sports talk celebrity in our community. He had such a love for his family, friends, church, and of course the VOLS. Roger is survived by: Brothers, Isaiah, Noah Haskett, and Charlie (Stacie) Sammons; aunts, Cindy Sammons, Lisa Frank, and Janet (Albert) Whitfield; uncle, Ricky Davis; cousins, Roman Whitfield, Jordan Whitfield, Michelle Whitfield, Fadra Whitfield, and Zayne Whitfield. Family will receive friends from 5 – 6:30 p.m. Sunday March 5, 2023, at First Apostolic Church in Knoxville, with a celebration of life to begin at 6:30 p.m. with Pastor Mark McCool and Bishop Billy McCool officiating. Jones Mortuary, LLC of Clinton is serving the family of Roger Lee Davis.


Geneva Norton, Lake City, went to be with Jesus and her many loved ones peacefully at home Feb. 26, 2023. She was born Jan. 29, 1943, and will be greatly missed by all of those who knew her. She was a lifelong member of Island Ford Baptist Church where she taught Sunday school and vacation Bible school for most of her life. She was preceded in death by: Father and mother, Claude David and Nancy Ann Hawkins; brothers, Norris, Ronnie, Donnie, Jerry, and Lloyd Hawkins. She is also preceded in death by sisters, Mary Sue Grant, Katherine Adrionick, Lilly Mae Hawkins, and Claudine Manning. She is survived by: Loving and devoted husband of 56 years, Ronnie Norton; daughter and wonderful caregiver, Beverly Hill and husband Chuck; granddaughter and caregiver, Tiffany Norton; son, the Rev. Randy Norton and wife Andrea; sister, Faye Cooper and husband Curtis; sister, Cherry Ann Lane and husband Pat; grandchildren, Jesse Norton, Lilly Norton, and Jonathan Jenes. She also leaves a host of nieces and nephews whom she cherished as well. She loved and adored her friends, brothers and sisters in Christ at Island Ford Baptist Church and will be greatly missed by all that knew her. The family would like to express their heartfelt gratitude for all of the love and support they have received during their time of loss. The family would also like to express their greatest heartfelt gratitude to Yasmin, Leslie, Sandra, Renee, Adam and all of the wonderful folks at Amedisys Hospice Care for their great compassion and care given for Geneva. They were her angels on earth. In lieu of flowers please send all donations to the Alzheimer’s Association in honor of Geneva Norton. There will be a receiving of friends at Island Ford Baptist Church from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Saturday, March 11, 2023, and a memorial service to follow immediately after. The Rev. Randy Norton and the Rev. Mitch Wilson will be officiating.


Brenda Sue Lindsay, 72, passed away Monday, Feb 6, 2023, at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center, Knoxville. Brenda was a member of Grace Baptist Church in Clinton. She loved spending time with her kids, grandbabies, and extended family. She enjoyed riding with her late husband, Bob, while he was on the road working as a truck driver. Brenda loved her fur babies and taking trips to the beach. Brenda was preceded in death by: Parents, Lee Roy and Margaret Fox; husband, Bob Lindsay; brothers, Edward Fox and Robert Fox; sisters, Clara Daniels, Pearl Emert, Sally Messamore, Edna Liles, Kathrine Fox, Helen Stevens, Patricia Daniels; and several nieces and nephews. She is survived by: Son, Bobby Lee Lindsay of Clinton; daughters, Brandy Lindsay-Cook of Clinton, and Biancca Lindsay of Clinton; brothers, James Roy Fox and wife Naomia of Sacramento, Cali., Frank Fox and wife Sue of Clinton; sister, Mildred Ruth of Butler, Penn.; grandchildren, Joshua Lindsay and wife Susie, Blake Lindsay, Ian Lindsay, McKinley Widmer, Skylar Cook and Darin Cook; great-grandchildren, Kaitlyn Lindsay, Ashlyn Lindsay, Natalie Lindsay, and Julie Lindsay; and several nieces and nephews; special friends and nieces, Rebecca McKenzie and Tonka Jackson. The Lindsay family will receive friends from 5 – 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2023. Funeral services will be at 7 p.m. in the Chapel of Jones Mortuary with the Rev. Chuck Daniels officiating. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2023, at East Tennessee Veterans Cemetery. In Lieu of flowers donations can be made to Jones Mortuary LLC, 375 N. Main Street, Clinton, TN 37716. Jones Mortuary LLC is serving the family of Brenda Sue Lindsay.


Erwin Brock, 92, Clinton, passed away Saturday, Jan. 14, 2023, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge. He was born in Clinton March 25, 1930, to Joe and Cleva Keith Brock. Erwin served as a sergeant in the United States Army during the Korean War. He attended Clinton High School and was a guard on the football team. He married the love of his life, Mary Rayfield, Oct. 3, 1952, and they celebrated their 70th anniversary last October. In addition to his parents, Erwin was preceded in death by: Brothers, Willard Brock and J.B. Brock; sisters, Juanita Farmer and Wilma Simpson. Survived by: Loving wife of 70 years, Mary Rayfield Brock; son, Steve Brock (Janice); daughter, Janice Brock; grandchildren, Alex Frye (Jessie), Lucas Frye (Morgan), Nate Brock (Grace); grandchildren, Hayden, Sawyer, Silas, Walker, and Wiley Jo. The family will receive friends at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home from 5 – 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2023, with the funeral service to follow at 7 p.m. with Brother Larry Webster and Brother Mitchell Webster officiating. Family and friends will meet at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023, and go in funeral procession to Woodhaven Memorial Garden for an 11 a.m. interment.


Wilma Marie McBroom, 90, Oak Ridge, passed away Thursday, Jan. 12, 2023. She was born Feb. 28, 1932, to Troy and Ruth Rice of Malden, Mo. She was preceded in death by: Parents; husband of 65 years, Darrell T. McBroom; brothers, J.C., Leroy, Dawsey, Frankie, Donnie, and James “Bud” Rice; and son, Dennis McBroom. She is survived by: Brother, Bobby Rice of Auburn, Wash.; sons, T. Dale McBroom of Oak Ridge, David and Cathy (Olsen) McBroom of Bonney Lake, Wash., Danny and Connie (Thompson) McBroom of Wasilla, Alaska, Dwayne McBroom of Swainsboro, Ga., Darren and Robin (Oody) McBroom of Harriman; daughter-in-law, Terri (Nilles) McBroom (Dennis) of Amelia Court House, Va.; 19 grandchildren; and 65 great-grandchildren. Wilma was a wonderful, devoted, and loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother who gave her all to her family. She was a homemaker, foster mother, and worked as a caregiver after she had raised her family. She was a godly, Christian woman of the Apostolic faith. She loved sharing her faith, discussing scriptures, and encouraging others. She was well-known for her prayers. She prayed for anyone leaving her home after a visit, at the end of a phone call, or for any reason at all. Her family loved to listen to stories of her life including those of her childhood being the only girl in a family with seven brothers. They also gleaned wisdom from her experiences in raising six sons, taking care of many grandchildren, and foster children. She had a great sense of humor and enjoyed laughing and making others laugh. Her home was a frequent gathering place for family and friends, was full of laughter, and a full house made her happy. She enjoyed cooking for anyone that happened to be there. One of the things she did on a regular basis was to make popcorn on the stove for all to enjoy. Wilma will be dearly missed and always remembered. Receiving of friends will be from 5 – 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2023, at Jones Mortuary, Clinton. The funeral service will follow at 7 p.m. Interment will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023, at Oak Ridge Memorial Park, Oak Ridge. Jones Mortuary LLC in Clinton is in charge of all arrangements.


Carolyn Diane Legg, Clinton, passed away at the University of Tennessee Medical Center, Knoxville, Jan. 11, 2023. She was a member of First Baptist Concord Church in Farragut. Carolyn was preceded in death by: Parents, Herman and Jonnie Rhyne; brothers, Ralph Rhyne, James Rhyne, Elmer Rhyne, Daniel Rhyne, and Glenn "Beaver" Rhyne; sister, Nancy Rhyne Lane. She is survived by: Husband, Roy Douglas Legg; sons, Jason Legg and fiancée Tami Bailey, and Reid Legg and wife Kim Legg; grandson, Hayden Legg; granddaughters, Kelsey Trieu and husband, Adrien Trieu, and Journey Legg, and Kelsey Legg; sister, Dorothy Dempsey; and brother, Jack Rhyne and wife Marie Rhyne. Carolyn enjoyed time with family, being outdoors and traveling. She volunteered for numerous years at KICKO, helping many children. A service for Carolyn was held earlier at First Baptist Concord, at 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14, 2023. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made in Carolyn's memory to KICKO (Knoxville Inner City Kids Outreach) P. O. Box 14487, Knoxville, TN 37914. Arrangements by Cremation Options, Inc. (865)6WE-CARE (693-2273)