Obituaries

ELLA RUTH FOUST

Ella Ruth Foust, 88, Lake City, passed away Saturday, April 20, 2019, at Courtyards Assisted Living Facility in Knoxville. Ella Ruth was a lifelong member of Main Street Baptist Church. She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend. Most importantly, she was devout Christian who loved her church and her Bible. Ella was a homemaker and a retired Avon representative where she was distinguished President’s Club Member. Over the years, Ella Ruth loved to sing hymns with her late husband and soulmate, Venson Foust, with whom she was blissfully married for over 62 years. She also was known as a good cook who made the best fried potatoes and the best apple stack cakes in the entire world. Her favorite saying was, “You’re not the boss of me.” Ella loved chocolate ice cream, chocolate pudding, her bling and planting flowers. Ella Ruth was preceded in death by: Husband, Venson Foust; parents, the Rev. Thomas Riley and Charity Duncan Douglas whom she loved dearly; brother, James Marion Douglas; sisters, Beatrice Apple, Evelyn Davis-Stinson, Anna Bell Morgan, Estelle Ballew and Margaret Inez Douglas. Survivors: Sister, Irene Russell; sons, David Foust of Knoxville, Samuel Thomas Foust of Powell; daughter, Janie Ruth Johnson and Rick of Knoxville; grandchildren, Darren Foust and Heather of Clinton, Davida Beth Foust-Selvey and Roger of LaFollette, Joshua Adam Johnson and Chelsey of Knoxville, Allison Nicole Thomas of Knoxville, Andrew Thomas Foust of Nashville; great-grandchildren, Cole Foust, Carter Foust, Isaac Selvey, Tyler Selvey, and Ava Elizabeth Thomas; a host of special and loved nieces and nephews; special and devoted friends, Pauline Martin of Clinton, Barbara McNeeley of Claxton. The family would like to extend a special thanks to the staff at the Courtyards Senior Living. Visitation will be from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, 2019, at Main Street Baptist Church in Lake City. Funeral service will be at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, 2019, at Main Street Baptist Church with the Rev. Wayne Phillips officiating. Interment will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 24, 2019, at Oak Ridge Memorial Park in Oak Ridge. You may also view Ella Ruth’s guestbook online at www.hatmakerfuneralhome.com Hatmaker Funeral Home, Lake City, is in charge of arrangements.

GREGORY PAUL COX

Gregory Paul Cox, 51, fell asleep with Jesus April 18, 2019. He graduated from Clinton High School and Asbury College. He was a corporal in the USMC Special Forces. He was the Clinton High School band director in the 1990’s. He was a coffee roaster and served as an ordained minister of the Gospel at Crossroads Christ Fellowship in Claxton and Pearisburg Christ Fellowship in Pearisburg, Va. He is preceded in death by his father, the Rev. Paul Cox. He is survived by: Wife, Sabrena Cox; children, Rebekah, Logan (Maddi), and Anthony Cox; mother, Kathryn Cox; grandchildren, Samuel and Sadie Cox; brothers, Tony (Joy) Cox, Lynn (Linda) Cox. The family will receive friends from 5 – 7 p.m. Monday, April 22, 2019, at Holley Gamble Funeral Home. His funeral service will immediately follow in the chapel with Pastor Don Payne officiating. His graveside will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 23, 2019, at Oak Ridge Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, Greg requested that memorials in his memory be donated to Crossroads Academy (105 Fellowship Lane, Powell, TN 37849) which he helped start and believed in the vision for the future growth of the Academy. Holley Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton is in charge of all arrangements. www.holleygamble.com

JOSHUA DUANE NORMAN

Joshua Duane Norman, also known by the nicknames Norman or Hemi, 29, Rocky Top, went to be with the Lord Wednesday, April 17, 2019. He was born March 14, 1990, in Fort Riley, Kan. He was preceded in death by: Great-grandfather Edward Sexton; maternal grandmother, Betty McCann; paternal grandfather, Ted Norman; paternal uncles, Johnny and Jimmy Norman; and beloved pet, Diesel. Survived by: Son, Remington Arlis Norman; daughter, Aaliyah Nicole Dabney; mother, Debra Norman Lane and husband George; father, Timothy T. Norman and wife Sherry; siblings, Timothy L. Norman and wife Bobbi, Amanda Isabell and husband Dwight, Adam Norman; step-siblings, Rachel Keeling and Husband Jim, William Cashion, Kevin Lane and wife Nicole, Ricky Lane and wife Carrie, Jennifer Branam, Eric Branam and wife Kaitlyn, Madison Branam, Rachel Branam; paternal grandmother, Wilma Norman Gouge; maternal grandfather, Jerry McCann and wife Bonnie; and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins; and his girlfriend, Zoe Sholtz and dog Shadow. Joshua served in the United States Army, infantry division. He enjoyed spending time with friends and family. He was close to both parents and wanted to make them proud. He spent numerous summer days with his uncle Troy, his wife Sandy, and cousin Zach fishing, camping, and dancing. He also enjoyed time with his aunt Janet, her husband Ed, and cousin Michaela, spending time at Big Ridge Campground with them, reminiscing good times. He used to like going to Green Acres with Troy, Sandy, Zach, Sherry, Mamaw Norman to dance the night away. He always wanted to make sure who he was with was happy and having a good time. He would always have some type of comedy up his sleeve, be it impersonations, crazy dance skills, or his humorous thinking slipping out. He had a special love for oldies music and muscle cars, especially if it had a Hemi. Receiving of family and friends to be held from 6 – 8 p.m. Monday, April 22, 2019, at Hatmaker Funeral Home, located at 503 South Main Street, Rocky Top. The Funeral Service will follow the Receiving of family and friends with the Rev. Josh Hawkins officiating. The Graveside service will be held at 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, 2019, at Byrd’s Chapel Allegheny, 11270 Yarnell Road, Knoxville, with Military Honors presented by the Campbell County Honor Guard. Family and friends wishing to follow in procession will meet at Hatmaker Funeral Home at 3:45 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, 2019. A Special Thanks to Anchor of Hope Church and The Defenders of LEMC. You may also view Josh's guestbook online at www.hatmakerfuneralhome.com

ROBERT EDWARD LONG

Robert Edward Long, 56, Andersonville, passed away suddenly doing something for the ones he loved, Monday, April 15, 2019. He was born in Lake City Aug. 1, 1962, to parents Jim and Jenny Mae Long. He grew up on the family farm with 10 brothers and sisters on Laurel Road and graduated from Clinton High School. He made a living as a contractor and farmer. His contracting career began at Evans Construction where he remained for many years, to his most recent employment at Hicks Construction, where he built many staples within the community from the Git N Go markets to the Anderson County Detention Center, as well as South Clinton Elementary School. He raised quarter horses for many years but most recently raised cattle at his farm in Andersonville. You would typically find him in the hay fields or driving around town in his red Ford flatbed. He was the hardest working man to ever grace this earth and cared deeply for his Family. He never knew a stranger and touched so many with his outgoing and infectious personality. To sum Robert up would take a book, but to keep it short he was the best you could find in a man in every way. From his belly laugh to his big bear hugs he could lift you up just being in his presence. Although most will remember him as a hard worker that was always on the go, his children will remember him as their hero. He lived his life for others in all things but most of all his family. He was preceded in death by: Parents, Jim and Jenny Mae Long; sisters, Rosa Mae Brooks, Jackie Long Dyer and Janie Long Jones, all of Clinton. His survivors include: Fiance, Miranda Murphy and son Keegan of Andersonville; daughter, Dawn (Chris) Lawson of Andersonville; daughter, Carrissa (Austin) Keathley of Oak Ridge; grandchildren, Hallie McClure and Brayden Lawson of Andersonville, Haiden Keathley of Oak Ridge; brother, Roger (Sharon) Long of Powell; brother, Nelson (Kathy) Long of Clinton; brother, Clifton (Christi) Long of Clinton; brother, James “Buddy” (Jean) Long of Charlestown, W. Va.; sisters, Cleo (Charlie) Robbins, Mary (Willard) Sprouse, Dorothy (Jerry) Brooks, all of Clinton; brother-in-law Frank Dyer of Lenoir City; many nieces, nephews and cousins; special friends; Kenneth Evans of Andersonville and family, Earl (Amy) Johnson of Heiskell and family. Receiving of friends and family is scheduled for 6 – 8 p.m. Friday April 19, 2019, at Holley Gamble in Clinton. Procession is set for 10 a.m. Saturday, April 20, 2019, at Holley Gamble to interment at R.W. Long Cemetery to follow. Services officiated by the Rev. Terry Steil. Special account for in lieu of flowers: Payable to Miranda Murphy-special account #2, Peoples Bank of the South at 2152 N. Charles G. Seivers Blvd, Clinton, TN 37716

WILLIAM HULEN LEE

William Hulen Lee, 81, Oak Ridge, passed away Wednesday April 10, 2019, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge. He was born on June 1 8, 1937, in High Splint, Ky., the son of Rev. William Hurst and Lillie Lee. In 1944 William moved with his family to the Beech Grove community of Lake City. He graduated from Lake City High School in 1956, and from Union University in Jackson in 1960 with a B.S. degree in biology. He served from 1960-66 in the U.S. Amy Reserves after undergoing eight weeks of basic combat training in Company B, Second Battalion, First Training Regiment of the U.S. Army Training Center in Fort Jackson, S.C. Mr. Lee retired from Martin Marietta Energy System in 1997 from Oak Ridge National Laboratory after working 37 years in the Biology Division where he worked as a research associate and supervisor. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Oak Ridge where he served as usher and as deacon, teacher, and trustee at neighb01ing Baptist Church prior to his membership at First Baptist. In 2010 he was inducted into the Anderson County Hall of Fame as male athlete based on his outstanding records while playing basketball at Lake City High School 1952-56 and at Union University in 1956-1960. He was a long-time coach at the Boys Club of Oak Ridge and a life time fan of The University of Kentucky basketball. He loved the outdoors and was an avid hiker as well as a daily walker. He could readily identify wildflowers, plants, and trees as well as animals found in the woods and streams. He was especially fond of taking his grandchildren to explore in the woods and creeks just as his father had done with him. Arranging landscape rocks was another outdoor interest. Other hobbies were the collecting of art glass and of vintage marbles. Although he had many interests his primary love was for his family; his wife, children and grandchildren. His constant faith in God sustained him throughout his life. Preceded in death by: Parents, the Rev. William Hurst Lee and Lillie Lee; sisters, Wilma O'Bannon and Thelma Pace; and brother, Elmer H. Lee. His survivors include: Wife of 59 years, Barbara Wilson Lee; son, William Kent Lee of Oak Ridge; son, Clark Wilson Lee (Dr. Mary Lou Lee) of Knoxville; grandchildren, Andrew Lee (Viviana) Winston-Salem, N.C., Erin Lee and Christopher Lee, and their mother Michelle Lee of Clinton; and great-grandchild, Alayna Lee of Winston-Salem N.C.; niece, Beth Lee Palmer (Greg) and their children Peyton, Preston, Parker, and Pryce; nephew, Scott Lee (Jill) and son Tanner, all of Oak Ridge; nieces Pam Dunsieth (Marvin) of Frankfort, Ky., and Martha Mitchell (Steve) of Louisville, Ky., Denise (Mitch) Dougherty of Lake City, Matthew (Becky) Boggs of Fayetteville, N.C., Brian (Eva) Foust of Knoxville, Jennifer (Keith) Galloway of Knoxville, and Todd (Katie) Wilson of Oak Ridge. Receiving of Friends was from 1 – 2 p.m. Saturday April 13, 2019, with the funeral immediately following at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Oak Ridge with the Rev. Rory Naeve officiating. Internment followed at the Oak Grove Cemetery in Lake City. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: First Baptist Church of Oak Ridge, 1101 Oak Ridge Turnpike Oak Ridge TN 37830. Weatherford Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements. An online guest book can be signed at www.weatherfordmortuary.com.

KENNETH ‘ANCIL’ BEAN

Kenneth “Ancil” Bean, 85, Clinton, passed away Tuesday, April 9, 2019, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge. He was born in Anderson County to the late Virgil and Roxie Bean on Aug. 26, 1933. Kenneth was a fisherman, he enjoyed gardening, and most of all he enjoyed his family and grandkids. In addition to his parents, Kenneth was preceded in death by: Wife, Arettia Bean; sons, Kenneth Ray Bean, Virgil Bean, and Billy Joe Bean; brothers, Earl Bean, H.V. Bean and Franklin Bean; sister, Iva Scarbrough. Kenneth is survived by: Grandson, Robin Wayne and wife Brittany; son, Clyde Bean wife Christina; daughter, Arietta Wayne; brother, Virgil Bean Jr.; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews. The family will be receiving friends from 5 – 7 p.m. Sunday, April 14, 201,9 at Holley Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton, with the funeral service to follow at 7 p.m. The graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, April 15, 2019, at Anderson Memorial Garden. Holley Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton is in charge of all arrangements. www.hollygamble@comcast.net

PAUL EDWARD FOUST

Paul Edward Foust, 72, LaFollette, formerly of the Medford community in Rocky Top, went home to be with the Lord, with his loved ones by his bedside, Saturday, April 6, 2019. He was a member of Faith Missionary Baptist Church in Caryville and attended Bear Wallow Baptist Church in Caryville. Paul was a loving husband of 51 years, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, who enjoyed spending time with his family. He also enjoyed working outdoors in his garden, running bulldozers, and backhoes, playing in dirt. He was preceded in death by: Parents, Roy Lee Foust Sr. and Lucille (Martin) Foust; sister, Mary Lou Collins. Paul is survived by: Wife, Carolyn (Wilson) Foust of LaFollette; son, the Rev. Jerry Foust and wife Debra of Caryville; daughter, Rebecca (Foust) Bowling and husband Ray of Jacksboro; brothers, Roy Lee “RL” Foust Jr. of Rocky Top, Gene Foust and wife Sue of Rocky Top, David Foust and wife Michelle of North Carolina; grandchildren, Timothy Bowling and wife Tia of Jacksboro, Faith (Bowling) Stevens and husband Eric of Farragut, Joshua Bowling of Jacksboro, Jacob Foust and wife MaKala of Caryville, Maria and Brittany Foust of Caryville; great-grandchildren, Bentli Beaty, Emilia Stevens, and Grayson Foust; special niece, Sherry Woodward; several other nieces, nephews, friends, and relatives. Visitation was from 5 – 7 p.m. Thursday, April 11, 2019, in the chapel of Martin Wilson Funeral Home, followed by funeral service at 7 p.m. with the Rev. Jerry Foust and the Rev. Charlie Golden officiating. Friends and family met 12:30 p.m. Friday, April 12, 2019, at Martin Wilson Funeral Home to go in procession to Campbell Memorial Gardens for a 1 p.m. interment. Paul’s guestbook may be viewed at martinwilsonfuneralhome.com The family has entrusted the care of Paul Edward Foust to Martin Wilson Funeral Home “Where families matter most”

EDGAR JAMES MARTIN

Edgar James Martin, 90, passed away Saturday, April 6, 2019. Edgar was born Nov. 4, 1928, to the late Theodore and Rosie Martin. In addition to his parents, Edgar was preceded in death by: Wife, Beulah Martin; and brothers, Bill and Otis Martin. Edgar is survived by: Wife, Geraldine Carter of Clinton; sons, Gary and wife Betty Martin of Clinton, Mike and wife Debbie Martin of Batavia, Ohio; sisters, Geraldine and husband Mike Lewis of Andersonville, Ruth and husband Javan Chambers of Williamsburg, Ohio; grandchildren, Jennifer Hatmaker, Jamie Martin, and Amy Byrd; great-grandchildren, Dylan Hatmaker, Aleah Hatmaker, and Abbigail Hatmaker. Edgar is also survived by several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home from 5 – 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, 2019. Interment will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 10, 2019, at Grandview Memorial Garden. Holley Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton is in charge of all arrangements. www.hollygamble@comcast.net