Obituaries

KARON D. WELLS

Karon D. Wells, 59, Clinton passed away Sunday, April 16, 2017, at her residence with her loving family by her side. Karon was a beautician at Ross the Boss in Powell until her health declined. Throughout her life Karon enjoyed cooking, hiking, four wheeling, and animals. She was preceded in death by her parents, Wilson and Magdalene Sawyers. She is survived by: Fiance, Jim Huskey of Clinton; daughter, Leslie Daugherty and husband Allen of Clinton; granddaughter, Amber Thomason and husband Josh of Clinton; great-granddaughter, Sabrina Thomason; sister, Phyllis Ouimet and husband Thomas of Knoxville; brothers, Johnny Sawyers and wife Sharon of Phyllis, Ky., Willie Sawyers and wife Janet of Phyllis, Ky., Mark Sawyers of Wellington, Ky.,Tommy Sawyers of Phyllis, Ky., Billy Ray May and wife Phyllis of Pikeville, Ky.; several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 19, 2017, at Holley Gamble Funeral Home. Her funeral service will follow in the chapel with the Rev. Tommy Kilby officiating. Karon’s graveside will be 11a.m. Thursday, April 20, 2017, at Poplar Creek Baptist Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be made to Oak Ridge Animal Shelter, 395 Belgrade Road, Oak Ridge, TN 37830. Holley Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton is in charge of all arrangements. www.holleygamble.com

MICHAEL DeWAYNE WEAVER

Michael DeWayne Weaver, 53, Kingston, passed away Monday, April 17, 2017, at his home. He was born Dec. 19, 1963, in Chicago, Ill., but has been a resident of Roane County for several years. Survivors: Twin sons, Nathaniel Kane Weaver and wife Holly of Kingston, Matthew DeWayne Weaver and wife Kerry of Kingston; father and step-mother, Ernest Wayne and Jean Weaver of Kingston; mother, Carolene Knox Weaver of Kingston; six grandchildren; and a host of extended family and friends. A celebration of Michael’s life will be held at 6 p.m. Friday, April 21, 2017, at Fraker Funeral Home. Online register book can be signed at www.FrakerFuneralHome.net. Fraker Funeral Home of Kingston is in charge of these arrangements.

MICHAEL BRUCE WEATHERFORD

Michael Bruce Weatherford, 63, Clinton, suddenly went to be with his Savior on Good Friday, April 14, 2017. He is survived by: Wife, Lisa; daughter, Rachel Marie; two grandsons; and many family and friends. Michael will be deeply missed by all who knew him. To honor his wishes no services will be held. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made in memory of Michael to Second Baptist Church, 777 Public Safety Lane, Clinton, TN 37716. Arrangements by Cremation Options, Inc. (865) 6WE-CARE (693-2273) www.cremationoptionsinc.com.

WANDA LEE PATTERSON

Wanda Lee Patterson, 84, Lake City, passed away Thursday, April 13, 2017, at her residence. Wanda was born in Anderson County to the late Maynard Floyd Smiddy and Beulah Sharp on May 14, 1932. She was a member of Laurel Branch Baptist Church. Wanda enjoyed babysitting, and loved all children. In addition to her parents, Wanda was preceded in death by: Husband, J.C. Patterson; daughter, Linda Gail Patterson; son James Steven Patterson; grandson, Jamie Patton; and sisters, Martha Beach and Faye Silva. Survivors: Daughters, JoAnn Patton and Jimmy of Lake City, Carolyn Jones and Arnold of Stevens; brothers, Bob Smiddy and Barb, John Smiddy and Debbie, Ronnie Smiddy and Bea, Maynard Junior Smiddy; sisters, Ruth Helberg and Leroy, Janie Ramon and Joaquin; grandchildren, Jason Patton and wife Jackie, Christy Mounger, Amy Skeen; great-grandchildren, Josh Patton Jeremiah Patton, Joseph Patton, Allison and Isaac Skeen; along with many other family members and friends. Visitation was from 5 – 7 p.m. Saturday, April 15, 2017, at Hatmaker Funeral Home in Lake City. Funeral service was at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 15, 2017, in the Hatmaker Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. J.J. Patterson officiating. Friends and family met at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 16, 2017, at Laurel Grove Cemetery in Briceville for the interment.

TONY NOLEN

Tony Nolen, 58, Knoxville, passed away April 11, 2017, at Ft. Sanders Regional in Knoxville. Tony was a member of Second Baptist Church and was a medical courier for Transolutions and Logistics. Throughout his life Tony was an avid book reader, loved cars and drawing. Tony was preceded in death by his father, Ronald Nolen. He is survived by: Wife, Angela Nolen of Clinton; mother, Thelma Nolen of Oak Ridge; sister, Teresa Pratt and husband Todd of Knoxville; mother-in-law, Charlotte Conlee; nieces, Sarah Bengel, Annabeth Conlee; nephew, Austin Conlee; three great-nephews. The family received friends from 5 – 7 p.m. Thursday, April 13, 2017, at Holley Gamble Funeral Home. His funeral services followed in the chapel with Dr. Michael Thompson and Brother Steve Ross officiating. His burial was at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 15, 2017, at the Forrest Hill East Cemetery in Memphis. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be made to Holley Gamble Funeral Home, P.O. Box 327, Clinton, TN 37717; or Second Baptist Church, 777 Public Safety Drive, Clinton, TN 37716. Holley Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton is in charge of all arrangements. www. holleygamble.com

JAMES A. MOHRMAN

James A. Mohrman, born March 5, 1930, of the late John W. and Ruth Zimmerman Mohrman of Fulton, Ill., died March 26, 2017. He attended one year at St. Ambrose College, Davenport, IA.; received a B.A. degree from Missouri Valley College, Marshall, Mo., and served in the U.S. Army two years post Korean War; he received bachelor of Divinity McCormick Theological Seminary, Chicago, Ill.; and was the former pastor of Canyon and Rock Forge Presbyterian Churches, Monongalia County, W.Va., and Clear Creek, Colcord, and Marsh Fork Presbyterian Churches in Raleigh County, W.Va. He retired in 1996. Since then he spent time volunteering with Mon County Habitat for Humanity, then moved to Norris after his wife’s death. He was involved with Fountain City Presbyterian Church, Norris Lions Club, Norris AARP and the newly formed Ride service NORVAT. He was preceded in death by: Wife, Lou Ann Moeller Mohrman; three sisters; and two brothers. He is survived by; One sister; sons, James T. Mohrman, Jon E. Mohrman; and daughter, Catherine J. Moore. Donations can be given in lieu of flowers to Habitat for Humanity. A non-denominational memorial gathering was held at 3 p.m. April 8, 2017, at Joseph’s Catholic Church Norris. Holley Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton is in charge of all arrangements. www.holleygamble.com

MRS. BEA DAVIS IRONS

Mrs. Bea Davis Irons of Claxton went home to be with the Lord April 10, 2017. She was born July 8, 1929, and grew up on Coker Creek in Monroe County where she met her husband of 66 years Jim Irons. She was a devout Christian and a member of Edgemoor Baptist Church for 46 years and a member of the 39ers. She also enjoyed the outdoors and flower gardening. She was most proud of her quilts and the time she spent with her daughters, friends, and church family making them. She was preceded in death by: Parents, Fred and Ether Roberts Davis; and brothers and sisters, Aretta, Nina, Arvil, Albert, Gwendlin, Edith, Maggie and James. She is survived by: Husband, Jim Irons of Claxton; children, Brenda and husband Robert Mink of Claxton, Polly and husband Doug Seaton of Knoxville, Steve and Tracy Irons of Clinton, Jimmie and Jamie Irons of Clinton, and Sandy Irons of Karnes; grandchildren, Douglas Stringfield, Justin and wife Kristy Stringfield, Keith and wife Lindsey Stringfield, Lee and wife Rachel Irons, Drew and wife Michelle Irons, Kala and husband Beau Young, Wesley Irons and Madison Irons; great-grandchildren, Avery and Emery Stringfield, Maggie and Naomi Stringfield, Harrison and Ethan Stringfield; many nieces, nephews and lifelong friends. The family received family and friends from 5 – 7 p.m. Thursday, April 13, 2017, at Edgemoor Baptist Church at 330 Old Emery Road, Clinton, with funeral services following. A private graveside service was held the following day. The Rev. Rick Miller officiated with her grandsons Douglas, Justin, Keith, Lee, Drew and Wesley served as pallbearers. Holley Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton is in charge of all arrangements. www.holleygamble.com

MARGARET McKAMEY

Margaret McKamey, 91, Dalton, Ga., passed away Sunday, April 16, 2017, at Wood Dale Health Care.
 She was a member of Grove Level Baptist Church and a member of the Dalton Chapter of the Eastern Star.
 Ms. McKamey was preceded in death by: Husband, Charles Lee McKamey; daughter, Patricia Gail Ballard.
 She is survived by: Daughter, Brenda Sue McKamey Scott of Sherrill’s Ford, N.C.; two sons, Charles Lee McKamey II of Signal Mountain, and David Warren McKamey of Dalton; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. 
The family will receive friends from 1 – 2 p.m. Friday, April 21, 2017, at Holley Gamble Funeral Home. Her graveside service will follow her visitation at Norris Memorial Garden with the Rev. Billy Kurtz officiating. Holley Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton is in charge of all arrangements. www.holleygamble.com