Obituaries

MONTINE KEMP

Montine Kemp, 59, Chattanooga, passed away Monday, April 13, 2020, at her residence. She was born Sept. 4, 1960, in Forest City, Ark. Montine was of the Baptist faith and loved working as an RN, music, movies and reading. Survivors: Mother, Shirley Roper and Don of Lawrenceville, Ga.; father, Elliott Kemp of Arkansas; aunt, Daisy Hatmaker of Lake City; a host of family and friends Visitation will be held from noon – 4 p.m. Thursday, April 16, 2020, at Hatmaker Funeral Home. A private graveside service will be held Friday, April 17, 2020, at the Leach Cemetery in Lake City with the Rev. Roger Leach Officiating. The interment will follow the Graveside Service. You may also view Montine’s guestbook online at www.hatmakerfuneralhome.com Hatmaker Funeral Home, Lake City, is in charge of arrangements.

KENNETH ‘KENO’ LEEROY RHEA

Kenneth “Keno” Leeroy Rhea, 76, Andersonville, passed away on Monday, April 13, 2020. He was born Feb. 22, 1944, in Paso Robles, Calif., to Kyle and Viola Gadd Rhea. Kenneth retired from the United States Army after serving 23 years, and then later retired from the Anderson County Sheriff’s Department. He was a great storyteller and enjoyed telling stories about his time in the service. Kenneth was an avid outdoorsman, who loved to hunt, fish, explore the back county, woodworking and travel. He was a member of the Valley Lodge 383 in Andersonville. He was a loving husband, father and good friend to many. In addition to his parents, Kenneth was preceded in death by: Brothers, Lynn and Jerry Rhea; son, Allen Rhea; grandson, Kenneth Allen Rhea. Survived by: Wife, Bertha “Bep” Rhea; daughter, Tammy Littlejohn and Raymond Nix; step-sons, Jeff McAfee and wife Donna, Larry McAfee and wife Julie; siblings, Jack Rhea and wife Teensie, Bill Rhea, Johnny Rhea and wife Patsy, Judy Lee; grandchildren, Annie and Mark Littlejohn, Keagen, McKenzie, Conner, Natalie and Levi McAfee, Aubry Kerr and husband Riley, Jodie Amaya; great-grandchildren, Jasmine, Jennifer, Ricky and Kayleigh. The family will have a private graveside service Wednesday, April 15, 2020, at the Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery in Sevierville. The family will plan a memorial service for a later date. holleygamble.com

CAROLYN HUMPHREY

Carolyn Humphrey, 62, Heiskell, passed away Saturday, April 11, 2020, at her residence. Carolyn worked at Levi Straus as a seamstress and the Anderson County School System. Throughout her life she loved making quilts, taking vacations at the beach, mowing, gardening and canning, and going to church, but most of all spending time with her grandchildren. Carolyn was a member of Liberty Missionary Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by: Mother, Ruby Fay Lindsey Warwick; father, Dover Warwick; sisters, Phyllis Sue Warwick, Sherry Darlene Warwick, and Shirley Goodenough; father and mother-in-law, Bud and Trula Mae Bell Humphrey. Carolyn was a strong believer of Jesus Christ and will forever be remembered by her husband and family. She is survived by: Husband, Harold Humphrey; children, Jody Humphrey and wife Kim, Stacey Arneach, Marty Humphrey and wife Brooke; grandchildren, Robert Davis, Colton Humphrey, Jessica Lively, Conner Humphrey, Autumn Grace Arneach, Parker Humphrey, and Christian Morgan; sister, Marlena Warwick; brothers, Ricky Warwick and Wiley Warwick; step-brother, Jim Berry; step-sister, Erine Casing. Friends and family may call at their convenience from 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 15, 2020, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home. The family will have a private graveside service Thursday, April 16, 2020, at Mt. Olive Baptist Church Cemetery. Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton is in charge of all arrangements. holleygamble.com

KELLY EDWARD HORNER

Kelly Edward Horner, 88, Powell, went home to be with the Lord Saturday, April 11, 2020. After a short battle with cancer, he passed away at home surrounded by his loving family. Kelly was born in Lake City to Horace H. and Maude C. Horner. He was the brother to Gene Horner and Ruth Leinart, who preceded him in death. Kelly married his high school sweetheart, Thelma Lee Ward, in 1953. They shared a beautiful life and love for more than 62 years, inspiring their children and friends, until her passing in 2015. Straight out of high school, Kelly proudly served his country in the United States Air Force during the Korean War and then continued his service for 35 years with the 119th Tennessee Air National Guard, AWCS. Kelly was a 50-plus year member of the Powell Masonic Lodge 582, F&AM. He enjoyed the brotherhood and friendships at the lodge as well as serving his community. Kelly was a talented person who loved woodworking, gardening, and being with family. His humor and Papaw-isms kept his family and friends filled with laughter and joy. He was at peace with his life and the Lord. “I’ve lived a great life; l’ve done everything I’ve wanted to do, I know where l’m going, and my wife is waiting on me”— the words of a wonderful father and a great friend. He will be greatly missed. Kelly is survived by: Son, Steve Horner and wife Debbie; daughter, Donna and her husband Danny Grissom; daughter, Kelly Priest; and daughter, Lee Horner. He will also be greatly missed by his six grandchildren—Julie, Jason, Shannon, Shane, Drew, and Bailey; and his six grea-tgrandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren. We would like to thank the skilled and loving hands of his nurses from Professional Case Management and Amedisys, and especially our dear friend Regina Overton-Barnes, NP, who assisted us with Dad’s care this past year. Her love and advice gave great comfort to our family. A private family service will be held at Jones Mortuary in Clinton. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Powell Masonic Lodge 582 F&AM, Powell Lodge 582, 8500 Porterfield Gap Road Knoxville, TN. 37920. A memorial service with U.S. Honor Guard will be held later this year. Jones Mortuary in Clinton is serving the family of Kelly Horner.

LARRY DEAN SMITH

Larry Dean Smith, 64, Sharps Chapel, passed away Tuesday, April 7, 2020, at North Knoxville Medical Center. He was of the Baptist faith. Born in Richlands, Va., Larry graduated from Richlands High School. Larry retired two years ago from Caterpillar as a manager of technical publications after 34 years and moved to Norris Lake, where he and his wife built their dream home. He enjoyed fishing and the great outdoors. Having been the only son and middle child, he was the ultimate prankster. He loved people and his family the most. Preceded in death by: Father, Burley Smith. He is survived by: Wife, Pattie Bullock Smith; son, Nick Smith; mother, Juanita Smith; sisters, Pat Smith and Creta Lawson; along with several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews; and a host of extended family and friends. Due to current events, the family has chosen to have a Celebration of Life at a later date. holleygamble.com

RUSSELL TIMOTHY STRAND

Russell Timothy Strand, a precious and beautiful soul, went peacefully home to be with his Lord and Savior April 7, 2020. He was a kind and compassionate man with a willing heart to help others. The outdoors was a place of comfort; he enjoyed hunting, fishing, walking in the woods, gardening, and ginseng hunting. God, family, and country were priorities to him; he served in the U.S. Army. Russell was born in International Falls, Minn., Jan. 8, 1956, to Ronald E. Strand and Alice L. Strand Taylor. He was preceded in death by: Parents; sister, Candace; many loved ones and special friends. Forever loved and sorely missed by: Wife, Bobbie Cardwell Strand; children and children he loved as his own, Sam, Monica (Juan), Emili, Gary, Mary Ann; special nephews, Jason and Dereck; grandchildren, Rowan, Aiden, Zander, and Michael; fur baby, Shadow; brother, Charles; sisters, Della, Kathy, Donna (Art), Cheryl, Cindy, Tina, Carol, Lori (Joe), Connie (Dan) of Minnesota, Melanie, Ann, and Stephanie of Canada; many extended family and lots of special friends. A special thank you to the Rogersville VA Clinic staff, Mt. Home VA H.B.P.C Partners and those who shared in the journey of his life. A Celebration of Life will be announced when a date can be finalized. Jones Mortuary in Clinton is serving the family of Russell Timothy Strand.

SHIRLEY BERMUDA HANSARD

Shirley Bermuda Hansard, 83, Toledo, Ohio, passed away Friday. April 5, 2020, at the Hospice of Northwest Ohio. Shirley liked to shop, work in her yard, she was very independent and “feisty” as her friends and family would jokingly say. Shirley liked butterflies and flowers also. Shirley was preceded in death by: Parents, Dock Arthur Taylor and Edra Taylor; husband, Carl lee Hansard; infant son, Wendel Ray Hansard; brother, Jerry Taylor of Toledo, Ohio; sisters, Betty Murray of Texas, Joyce Martin. Shirley is survived by: Daughters, Sherie Hansard of Clinton, Tammy Hansard of Toledo, Ohio; sisters, Ginger Turnbill of Clinton, Maryln Dumbar of Toledo, Ohio, Dolly Lykins of Briceville, Sandra Wilson of Lake City, and Violet Harmon of Jacksboro. Shirley also has four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Shirley’s family received her friends from 11 a.m. -1 p.m. Thursday June 11, 2020, in the chapel of Jones Mortuary in Clinton, with funeral service at 1 p.m. Interment immediately followed at Jarnigan Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery. Jones Mortuary in Clinton was in charge of all arrangements.

BERNARD O’NEAL GRIGGS SR.

Bernard O’Neal Griggs Sr., 88, Clinton, passed away Sunday, April 5, 2020. He was a family man through and through who never met a stranger. He was born in Blackburn, Ala., but grew up with his other brothers and sisters in Gallatin and graduated from Gallatin High School, where he played basketball and football. He was proud to serve his country as a military policeman in the Korean War, and afterward attended Tennessee Tech where he graduated with a chemical engineering degree. Bernard worked many years as a chemical engineer, and retired from Y-12 Oak Ridge. Bernard was an avid reader and enjoyed working all kinds of word puzzles. He also loved Atlanta Braves baseball, and traveled extensively with his “Posse” - his wife, Mary, and sisters- in-law, Dot and Carolyn - to attend Lady Vols basketball games. In later years, he and his beloved wife, Mary, enjoyed long drives to Norris Park and surrounding areas. He was a member of First United Methodist Church of Oak Ridge, where he enjoyed teaching Sunday school classes in years past. He was preceded in death by: Wife, Mary Scruggs Griggs; parents, Walter and Anne Griggs; four brothers and four sisters. He is survived by: Three children, Neal Griggs (Jean), Lisa Griggs (Mike), and Sherri Baumeister (Jerry); grandchildren, Amy, Amber, and Shannon; great-grandchildren, Hailee, Makinzee, and Jaidan; brother, Grady Griggs of Johnson City; sisters, Anne Rodgers of Brewton, Ala., and Imogene Thurman of Gallatin; and a host of nieces and nephews. Due to current situations, the family will plan a memorial service at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to either of the music programs at First United Methodist Church of Oak Ridge or St. Stephens Episcopal Church in Oak Ridge.