Obituaries

MATTHEW HILL

Matthew Hill, 37, Lenoir City, formerly of Clinton, went home to be with his heavenly father March 26, 2017. Matt graduated from Clinton High School in 1997. Throughout his life he loved listening to music and watching his nephew “Little Matt (Matt Ramsey)” play professional baseball, but most of his time was spent with his son, Riley. He had a heart of gold and loved everyone around him, including his grandmother, Floella Skaggs, who preceded him in death. He is survived by: Son, Riley Hill of Lenoir City; parents, Tim and Phyllis Hill of Lenoir City; wife, Misty Hill of Lenoir City; sisters, Vicki Ledbetter of Florida, Melody Henderson of Lafollette; aunts, Rochelle Loy and husband Willie, Janice Kidwell, Carlene Indelicato; nephew, Matt Ramsey and wife Kirsten; mother and father-in-law, Ronnie and Kathy Henderson of Jacksboro; sister-in-law, Megan Henderson of Knoxville; special friends, Candice Smith, Pauline Myers; many friends, family and cousins. The family will receive friends from 5 – 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 29, 2017, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home with a celebration of life service to follow in the chapel. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to be made in memory of Matt to Fresh Start 4402 Hinton Road, Knoxville TN 37921. Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton is in charge of all arrangements. www.holleygamble.com

REV. A. L. TURPIN

Rev. A. L. Turpin March 26, 2017 Rev. A.L. Turpin, 75, Heiskell, passed away Sunday, March 26, 2017, at his home. He was a very loving caring husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He was called to preach at the age of 23. He pastored several churches up until the age of 73, and his favorite verse was “I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith.” 2 Timothy 4:7. A.L. is preceded in death by: Parents, Felbert and Irma Lee Turpin; wife, Charlene Turpin; and daughter, Margie Ann Pike. A.L. is survived by: Sons, Harold Turpin and Teresa of Powell, Donald Turpin of Powell, and Billy Turpin and Rebecca of Strawberry Plains; brothers, LeeRoy Turpin and Bertie, Robbie Turpin, Billy Turpin and Fran, Steve Turpin and Becky; sisters, Patsy Proffitt and Tommy, and Brenda Loy and Rocky; grandkids, Shane Johnson, Wesley Turpin and Bessie, Michael Turpin and Heather, Tony Turpin and Brandy, Crystal Hurst and Lance, Lisa Turpin, Darla Turpin, Brandon Turpin and Katy Turpin; 13 great-grandkids; and a host of other relatives and friends. A.L.’s family will receive his friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 29, 2017, in the chapel of Jones Mortuary. A.L.’s funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 30, 2017, at Freedom Baptist Church, 5518 Nickel Road, Knoxville, TN 37921, with the Rev. Danny Buchanan, and Donald Turpin officiating. His interment will follow his funeral service at Scotts Cemetery in Oak Ridge. Jones Mortuary in Clinton is in charge of all arrangements. Condolences can be made to the family at www.jonesmortuaryllc.com

DORIS MAE EARL

Doris Mae Earl, 61, Clinton, passed away Sunday, March 26, 2017, at the Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge. She was born Dec. 17, 1955, to the late Lelton Franklin and Doris Rose Phillips Williams in Chicago, Ill. She worked as an LPN for Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge for more than 21 years. She was a loving mother, nana, sister and friend. Her friends spoke of how kind and caring she was to anyone in need. She loved to travel and to scrapbook. She will be dearly missed. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by: Sister, Pat Salyer; and niece, Amber Lynn Trusty. She is survived by: Children, Shane Seidner and wife Rachel, Shanna Constant and husband Steven, Stephanie Davis; grandchildren, Shane Allen and Brandon Seidner, Christopher and Caleb Constant, Lauren and Katie Davis; sister, Wanda Fleury; special friends/family, Karen Griffith, Joy Patrick, Cathy Goad, Margo Baker; and other nieces, nephews, and a host of other family and friends. The family will receive friends from 5 – 7 p.m. Thursday, March 30, 2017, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home with the funeral service to follow at 7 p.m. with Pastor Brad Bullock officiating. Family and friends wishing to attend the graveside service will meet at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Friday, March 31, 2017, and go in funeral procession to Grandview Memorial Gardens for an 11 a.m. interment. www.holleygamble.com

ROSETTA SEXTON

Rosetta Sexton, 94, Lake City, passed away Sunday, March 26, 2017, at Summit View of Rocky Top. She was born May 5, 1922, in Scott County to the late William and Mary Hutson Crabtree. Rosetta was of the Baptist faith and was a member of the Christian Fellowship Church for many years. She was preceded in death by: Her parents; husband, Hubert Sexton; sons, Hubert Sexton Jr. and Henry Sexton; and daughter, Wilma Hawkins. Survivors: Daughters, Mary Sexton of Clinton, Marie Hayes of Lake City; son, Johnny Sexton and wife Pam of Clemens, Mich.; daughter-in-law, Emma Sue Sexton of Lake City; 22 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; 32 great-great-grandchildren; along with many other family members and friends. Visitation was from 6 – 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 28, 2017, at Hatmaker Funeral Home in Lake City. Funeral service was at 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 28, 2017, at Hatmaker Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Justin Phillips officiating. Friends and family met at 10:15 a.m. Wednesday, March 29, 2017, at the Hatmaker Funeral Home to go in funeral procession to the Leach Cemetery in Lake City for an 11 a.m. interment. You may also visit Rosetta’s Guestbook at: www.hatmakerfuneralhome.com Hatmaker Funeral Home, Lake City, was in charge of arrangements.

JUSTIN TAYLOR

Justin Taylor, 33, Clinton, passed away March 26, 2017, at his residence. Justin graduated from Clinton High School in 2002. Throughout his life he loved listening and playing music and playing Playstation 4. He is survived by: Parents, William and Beata Taylor of Clinton; sister, Melissa Taylor of Johnson City; nephews, Kalvin Fisher of Jefferson City, Garrett Taylor of Johnson City; grandmother, Jimmie Clyde Walker of Clarksville. The family will receive friends from 1 – 2 p.m. Saturday, April 1, 2017, at Holley Gamble Funeral Home. His celebration of life service will follow in the chapel with Brother Curtis McClane officiating. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be made to the 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

CHARLES EDWARD CURRIER

Charles Edward Currier, 84, Clinton, passed away Wednesday, March 15, 2017, at Parkwest Medical Center in Knoxville. Charles was a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather, great-grandfather and great-great-grandfather. He enjoyed gardening and loved to be outdoors, he loved everyone and he was kind to everyone. He loved music; his favorite singer was Alan Jackson. He was preceded in death by: Parents, John and Ruby Currier; wife, Anna “Ruth” Currier; brother; June Currier; sisters, Shirley Wilcox, Jean Green, and Ruth Fowler. Charles is survived by: Sons, Edward Smith of Clinton, Johnny Currier and wife Mary of Clinton; daughter, Rebecca McKenzie of Clinton; grandchildren, Cynthia Inkerbarger, Tonka McKenzie Jackson, Bridgett Woods, Preston Phillips and Johnny Jr. Currier; great-grandchildren, Samantha Ballard, Eric Jones, Brandon Dye, Brittany Scalf, Brandi Dye, Hailey Currier, Hunter Currier, Logan Tidwell, Justin Tidwell, Cameron Phillips, Cordelle Phillips, Michael Phillips; great-great-grandchildren; Elliott Barnett, Tryston Dye, Axel Jones; also several nieces, nephews and a host of family and friends. Charles’s family received his friends from 2 – 3 p.m. Sunday, March 19, 2017, with a Celebration of Life following at 3 p.m., in the chapel at Jones Mortuary in Clinton with the Brother Derrick Woods officiating. Charles’s interment was at 1 p.m. Monday, March 20, 2017, at Woodhaven Memorial Gardens in Powell with full Military Honors. Jones Mortuary in Clinton was in charge of all arrangements.

JEANETTE ‘JEANE’ HARMON

Jeanette “Jeane” Harmon, 53, Clinton passed away on Tuesday, March 14, 2017, at Park West Medical Center. Throughout her life Jeane enjoyed quilting, cooking, studying genealogy with her sister, Jennifer, but most of all spending time with her grandchildren. Jeane was preceded in death by her mother, Martha Harness. She is survived by: Loving husband, Richard Harmon of Clinton; daughter, Nicole Harmon of Clinton; sons, Andre Harmon of Clinton. John Harmon and wife Christina of Florida; sister, Jennifer Ayers and husband Matt of Chattanooga; brother, Jonathan Harness and wife Tracy of Knoxville; grandchildren, Keegan Bullock, Kaison Ward, and Kinsleigh Lauderdale; sister-in-law, Angel Hembree and husband Roger; brother-in-law, Eddie Harmon and wife Wilma; several nieces, nephews and special friends. The family received friends from 5 – 7 p.m. Friday, March 17, 2017, at Holley Gamble Funeral Home. Her funeral service followed in the chapel with Rev. Larry Webster. Jeane’s graveside was at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 18, 2017, at Clinch River Baptist Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials to be made to East Tennesee Children’s Hospital, Knoxville, TN. Holley Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton was in charge of all arrangements. www.holleygamble.com

SEPTEMBER (TIMMI) LYNN JANSKY

September (Timmi) Lynn Jansky, 40, Crown Point, Ind., passed away unexpectedly Wednesday March 1, 2017. She is survived by her loving family: Mother, Rose Ann Fowler Jansky of Schereville, Ind.; father, George E. Jansky of Calumet City, Ill.; sister, Amber (Don) Baron of Schererville, Ind.; nieces, Alexandra Rose Baron and Ana Elizabeth Baron of Schereville, Ind.; fiancé, Daniel Van Etten of Grant Park, Ill.; stepfather, Jesse L. Long of Merriville, Ind.; many dear aunts, uncles, and cousins; and precious pets, Lucy, Zoey, and Gonzo. A funeral mass was held Tuesday, March 7, 2017, at Our Lady of Knock Catholic Church. September lie in state from 11:30 a.m. until time of service at noon. She was laid to rest at St. Jospeph’s Cemetry in Hammond, Ind. Salon Pruzin Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. September was the granddaughter of the late Raymond and Ophelia Fowler of Clinton. Her mother was Rose Ann Fowler Jansky, who graduated from Clinton High School in 1960. Sepetmebr did volunteer work at local animal shelters.