2012 Obituaries



November 2012 Obituaries

Lois Harris
Spring City

Lois C. Harris, 92, died Monday, November 26, 2012 at the Trinity Hills Assisted Living in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Born in Spring City, Lois was the daughter of the late Truman and Dove Stout Cash.   She was a graduate of Spring City High School and was a homemaker.  Lois lived in the Fairfield Glade community several years before moving to Knoxville.  She was a member of the Spring City United Methodist Church.

Lois was preceded in death by her husband Leland Harris, her brothers Wilson, Stanley, Malcolm, Clint and Ray Cash.

Survivors include her son Don Harris of Knoxville, daughter Joy Harris of Lexington, Virginia, five grandchildren, eight great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be held Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 3:00 pm at the Spring City Cemetery with Rev. Dale Wyrick officiating.  Interment will follow in the Spring City Cemetery.  The family will receive friends Wednesday from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm at Vaughn Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Spring City United Methodist Church, P. O. Box 158, Spring City, TN  37381.




Charlotte Thurman
Spring City

Charlotte F. Thurman, 78, died Sunday, November 25, 2012 at her residence.

A lifetime resident of Spring City, she was the daughter of the late Arthur James and Della Mae Garner Gilliam Sr..   Charlotte was a graduate of Spring City High School and was a homemaker.  She was a member of the Spring City United Methodist Church.

Charlotte was preceded in death by her brothers Johnny and J. W. Gilliam.

Survivors include her husband William R. “Tuffy” Thurman of Spring City, daughter Sandra (Ron) Reid of Buena Vista, Virginia, sons Mike (Donna) Thurman of Spring City and Mark (Jenny) Thurman of Cookeville, brothers Arthur Gilliam Jr. and Lewis E. Gilliam both of Spring City, sisters Betty Brady and Jennie Garrison both of Grandview, Judy Oldham of Spring City and Emaline Nunnley of Chattanooga, grandchildren Missy (Curt) Worth, Aasta and Ruby Thurman and great grandchildren Alivia O’Dell and Abby Worth.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11:00 am at the Spring City United Methodist Church with Rev. Dale Wyrick officiating.  The body will lie in state one hour prior to the service at the church.  Interment will follow in the Spring City Memorial Gardens.  The family will receive friends Tuesday from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Spring City United Methodist Church Organ Fund, P. O. Box 158, Spring City, TN  37381


Jake McCampbell
Spring City

Christopher Jacob “Jake” McCampbell, 29, died Thursday, November 22, 2012 at U. T. Medical Center in Knoxville.

A lifetime resident of Spring City, Jake was the son of the late Junior Thompson and Janie McCampbell.  He worked in the timber industry.

Jake was preceded in death by his sister Becky McCampbell.

Survivors include his children McKinley, Kalee and Lexi McCampbell all of Spring City, brother Bruce (Christine) McCampbell of Spring City and Brandi Headlee of Indiana.

A graveside service will be held Saturday, November 24, 2012 at 2:00 pm at the Spring City Cemetery.  There will be no visitation.




Shirley Miller
Spring City

Shirley L. Miller, 78, died Wednesday, November 21, 2012 at Rhea Medical Center.

Born in Elmira, New York, Shirley was the daughter of the late Carleton and Elizabeth Geuzzi Dunn.  She was a homemaker.  Shirley and her husband, Richard, moved from Burdett, New York to the Spring City community in 2007.  She was a member of the Riverside Methodist Church in New York.

Shirley was preceded in death by her son Wayne Allen Miller.

Survivors include her husband of 55 years, Richard W. Miller of Spring City, daughters Darlene Hall of Connecticut and Kim Kinsman of Melport, New York, sister Joyce Miller of Spring City, six grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

There will be no visitation or services.  Her remains were cremated.


Nancy Swafford
Spring City

Nancy R. Swafford, 88, died Monday, November 19, 2012 at the Spring City Care and Rehab Center.

A lifetime resident of Spring City, Nancy was the daughter of the late Elbert and Callie Holloway Smith.   She was a graduate of Spring City High School and retired from Southern Silk Mill.  Nancy was a member of the Bonham Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband Lonas Swafford, her sister Thelma Smith and brothers Sam and Raymond Smith.

Survivors include her daughter Linda Swafford of Spring City, son Chuck Swafford of Spring City, brother Norman Smith of Dayton, sister Helen Wright of Pikeville, grandson Kevin (Tabitha) Letner of Spring City, great grandson Kane Watson and special friends Caleb and Gavin Reagan both of Spring City.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, November 21, 2012 at 3:00 pm in the chapel of Vaughn Funeral Home with Rev. Rusty Revis officiating.  Interment will follow in the Ad Smith Cemetery.  The family will receive friends Wednesday from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm at Vaughn Funeral Home.



Helen Brown
Spring City

Helen H. Brown, 79, died Thursday, November 15, 2012 at Erlanger Medical Center.

Born in Pikeville, Tennessee, Helen was the daughter of the late Frank and Camolyra Swafford Brown Sr.. She was a graduate of Bledsoe County High School and received a Master’s Degree from Tennessee Tech University in Cookeville.  Helen came to Spring City in 1960.  She was the band director for the elementary and high school for almost 30 years.  After her retirement in 1987, Helen took up crafting.  She participated in local craft shows for many years until her mother’s illness took up most of her time.  A lifetime lover of antiques, Helen enjoyed finding beautiful pieces and turning them into treasures.  Right before her death, she celebrated buying her first new car!  Helen’s unique personality and sense of humor will be missed by her family, her many former students and friends!  She was a member of the Wolf Creek Baptist Church in Spring City.

Helen was preceded in death by her brother Ben Brown.

Survivors include her brothers Wendell (Charlotte) Brown of Dayton and Frank (Marilyn) Brown Jr. of Knoxville, sister-in-law Tina (David) Goodland of Pikeville, nephews Robert, Mark, Schawn, Stephen and William Brown and nieces Cynthia Hall and Heather Kline and several great nieces and nephews.

A celebration of Helen’s life will be held on Sunday, November 25, 2012 at 2:00 pm at the Wolf Creek Baptist Church in Spring City with Rev.  Paul Forgey officiating.  There will be no visitation.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Wolf Creek Baptist Church Children’s Choir, 5225 Wolf Creek Road, Spring City, TN  37381.


Barbara Berry
Spring City

Barbara J. Berry, 85, formerly of Lakeland, Florida, died Monday, November 12, 2012 at the Spring City Care Center.

Born in Indiana, she was the daughter of the late Russell and Alice Phillips Sharett.  Barbara retired from General Motors after 30 years of service.  She moved from Lakeland, Florida to the Spring City community in 2011.  Barbara was of the Protestant faith.  

Survivors include her cousins Jack Phillips of Lakeland, Florida, Cindy Phillips Ross and Roy (Bridgett) Phillips both of Spring City and several other cousins.

A private family memorial service will be held at a later date.

Dean Grasham
Grandview

Nixon Dean Grasham, 77, died Sunday, November 11, 2012 at his residence.

A lifetime resident of Grandview, Dean was the son of the late Charlie D. and Ona Pearl Brown Grasham.  He was a steel worker and retired from Roane Electric after many years of service.  Dean was a member of the Rhea Springs Lodge #310 F. & A.M.

He was preceded in death by his brothers Earl “Jack”, Jess, James “Buster” and Howard Grasham and sisters Mildred Adams, Kathleen Brown and Betty McKnight.

Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Barbara Jean Grasham of Grandview, daughters Donna (Buck) Carr of Crossville and Marcia Grasham of Spring City, son Terry (Donnita) Grasham of Spring City, brother Robert Grasham of Crossville, sister Sue Armour of Bakersfield, California, grandchildren Jason (Heather) Grasham of Grandview, Justin Grasham of Chattanooga, Wyatt Grasham and Lakeda (Jason) Caldwell both of Spring City and three great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 1:00 pm in the chapel of Vaughn Funeral Home with Rev. Dwight Zimmerman officiating.  Interment will follow in the Spring City Memorial Gardens.  The family will receive friends Tuesday from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the funeral home.


Vivien Knueppel
Spring City

Vivien E. Knueppel, 99, died Tuesday, November 6, 2012 at Rhea Medical Center.

Born in Buckley, Illinois, Vivien was the daughter of the late Leo and Inez Waters Hull.  She was a homemaker and was a member of  Loda United Methodist Church in Loda, Illinois.  Vivien moved from Buckley to the Spring City community in 2009.  

She was preceded in death by her three brothers and one sister.

Survivors include her daughters Diane Yonke of Spring City and Rosemary (Roger) Weber of Buckley, Illinois, grandchildren Debra (Doug Houck) Morris and Gary Yonke both of Spring City, Gregory (Dorothy) Yonke of Cave Creek, Arizona, Dwain (Nicole) Weber of Loda, Illinois, Allan (Tammy) Weber and Kristin (Scott) Weber both of Buckley, Illinois, 15 great grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren.

The fall was Vivien’s favorite time of the year.  An informal gathering will be held Sunday, November 11, 2012 from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm at the Deb Morris residence located at 27264 Rhea County Highway in Spring City to celebrate the life of Vivien.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Spring City United Methodist Church, P. O. Box 158, Spring City, TN  37381.



October 2012 Obituaries
Paul Weaver
Spring City

James Paul Weaver, 85, died Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at the Parkwest Medical Center in Knoxville.

Born in Fannin County, Georgia, he was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Hobert Weaver.  Paul was a retired mechanic.  He moved from Ellijay, Georgia to the Spring City community 38 years ago.  Paul was a member of the Macedonia Baptist Church in Spring City.

He was preceded in death by his stepdaughter Margaret Reed, brothers Melvin, Willard, Ruell and Marvin Weaver, sister Ruby Wilson and granddaughter Paige Watkins.

Survivors include his wife Frances G. Weaver of Spring City, children Debbie Davenport, Sharon Ledford and Tina Watkins all of Ellijay, Georgia and Paula Krueger of Wisconsin, stepchildren Robert Janow of Spring City and Charles Janow of Daughtor, Tennessee, brothers Junior Weaver of Ohio and Leon Weaver of Ellijay, Georgia, sisters Ellen Reece and Edna Hill both of Ellijay, Georgia, nine grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Friday, November 2, 2012 at 7:00 pm in the chapel of Vaughn Funeral Home with Rev.  Steve Hensley officiating.  Burial will be Saturday, November 3, 2012 at 11:00 am in the Spring City Cemetery.  The family will receive friends Friday from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at Vaughn Funeral Home.



James Hassler
Spring City

James D. Hassler, 83, died Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at the Spring City Care Center.

Born in Emory Gap, Tennessee, James was the son of the late Paul and Susan Reed Hassler.   He was a retired Master Sergeant of the U. S. Army serving his country during the Korean Conflict and Vietnam Conflict.   James moved from Dayton, Ohio to the Spring City community in 1993.

He was preceded in death by his brother Laford Hassler.

Survivors include his brothers J. C. Hassler of Spring City, Doyle Clayton Hassler of Dayton, Ohio, Lynn Condon Hassler of Herbertsburg, Tennessee, Paul Hassler Jr. of Spring City, and Avery Thomas Hassler of Crossville and sister Nonavee Darlene Boling of Seattle, Washington.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, November 3, 2012 at 3:00 pm in the chapel of Vaughn Funeral Home with Rev.  James Guthrie officiating.  Interment with military honors will follow in the Spring City Memorial Gardens.  The family will receive friends Saturday from 1:00 to 3:00 pm at Vaughn Funeral Home.



Marie Holliday
Spring City

Billie Marie Holliday, 79, died Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at the Roane Medical Center in Harriman.

Born in Salisbury, North Carolina, Marie was the daughter of the late John Herbert and Marie Elizabeth Crossett Bringle.   She was a homemaker and of the Church of God faith.  Marie attended the Church of God of Prophecy in Rockwood, Tennessee.

She was preceded in death by her sister Margaret Louise Bringle Allen and brothers John, Robert and Duane Bringle.

Survivors include her sister Jean C. Dempsey of Portsmith, Virginia, nephew Kerry (Donna) Parker of Rockwood and special friends Barbara and Richard Daniel of Spring City.

Funeral services will be held Friday, November 2, 2012 at 2:00 pm in the chapel of Vaughn Funeral Home with Rev.  Jack Norris officiating.  Interment will follow in the Spring City Memorial Gardens.  The family will receive friends Friday two hours prior to the service at Vaughn Funeral Home.



Mike Roland
Grandview

Michael M. “Mike” Roland, 57, died Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at his residence.

A lifetime resident of Grandview, he was a graduate of the Spring City High School, Class of 1973.  Mike was a self-employed farmer and cattleman.   As a small child, Mike developed a love of horses.  He and Gena showed horses in this area for several years and won many ribbons.  Mike was of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by his father James N. Roland, brother Thomas Ray Roland, grandparents Edgar and Alma Reed.

Survivors include his companion of 33 years, Gena Hassler of Grandview, mother and stepfather Leah Reed Dodson and Earl Dodson of Grandview, brother Jimmy Roland of Grandview, stepsister Susan Dodson of Douglasville, Georgia, niece Tiffany (Brad) Rolison of Booneville, Mississippi, nephew Nick Smith of Douglasville, Georgia and great nephew Braden Rolison.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 2:00 pm in the chapel of Vaughn Funeral Home with Rev. Charles Armour officiating.  Interment will follow in the Mt. Sulphur Cemetery.  The family will receive friends Friday two hours prior to the service at the funeral home.



Ila Reed
Grandview

Ila B. Reed, 88, died Thursday, October 18, 2012 at the Roane Medical Center in Harriman.

A lifetime resident of Grandview, Ila was the daughter of the late James Brady and Mandy Silcox Sherrill.   She was a homemaker and loved to sew and garden. Ila was a member of the Johnson Chapel Baptist Church in Grandview.

She was preceded in death by her husband Roy Reed.

Survivors include her daughters Sue Cochran and Margie (Clyde) Giles both of Grandview, grandchildren Crystal Giles of Spring City, Michael Cochran of Crossville, Shaun (Melody) Giles of Dayton, Teresa (Jason) Lively of Dunlap and Brittaney Cochran of Columbus, Georgia, great grandchildren Eryka, Mia and Miley Lively and Carly and Deacon Giles.

Funeral services will be held Monday, October 22, 2012 at 2:00 pm in the chapel of Vaughn Funeral Home with Rev. John Pair and Rev. Clyde Fitzgerald officiating.  Interment will follow in the Reed Cemetery.  The family will receive friends Sunday from 2:00 to 4:00 pm and 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Vaughn Funeral Home.



Hazel Shaw
Spring City

Hazel Estelle Shaw, 89, of Spring City, Tennessee and formerly of Woodstock, Illinois, died Saturday, October 13, 2013 at Erlanger Medical Center.

She was born on July 21, 1923 in Hope, Arkansas to Thomas Larkin and Katie Taylor Finney.  Hazel married Nathan Shaw and lived in Mena, Arkansas.  In 1950, they moved to Woodstock, Illinois where she worked for many years as a supervisor for the Admiral Corporation.  She owned a local “7-11” Grocery Store in Woodstock, Illinois until she retired.  Hazel was a member of the Emmanual Baptist Church in Marengo, Illinois.  She had lived in the Spring City community since 2006.

Hazel was preceded in death by her parents Thomas Larkin and Katie Taylor Finney, husband Nathan Shaw, and daughter Wanda Jean Shaw.  She was also preceded in death by sisters Lessie Finney, Loise Finney, and Baby Girl Finney, stepsisters Velma Wooten and Martha Mosier Nelson, brothers Marvin Finney, and Wilburn Finney, stepbrothers T. L. FinneyJr., Joseph Finney and Elmer Morris and great grandson Michael Homeyer.

Survivors include her children Betty (Robert) Kamin of Evensville, Tennessee, Ann (Paul) Violett of Harriman, Tennessee, Eva (Charlie) Chapman of Woodstock, IL, sister Lucille Matlock of Arizona, stepsisters Doris (Pete) Latino of Arizona, Christine Williams of Oklahoma, and Mary (Frank) Allman of Arkansas, brother Leon (Lorrene) Finney of Oklahoma, stepbrothers Howard Finney of Arkansas, George (Dee) Morris of Indiana and Earl (Marie) Morris of Oklahoma.  She is also survived by grandchildren Robert (Regina) Kamin of Woodstock, Illinois, Stephen (Sherri) Kamin of Coral Springs, Florida, Sandra (Joseph) Hart of Evensville, Tennessee, Lori (Douglas) Homeyer of Marengo, Illinois, Sherri (Brian) Paprocki of Illinois, Paul James (Nicole) Violett II of Maryville, Tennessee, Scott (Karen) Fike of Round Lake Beach, Illinois, Thomas Fike of McHenry, Illinois, John Violett of China, Jennifer Violett-McLaughln of Colorado and Roseann (Greg) Iverson of Illinois, 22 great grandchildren and 5 great-great grandchildren.

There were no services.  Her remains were cremated.  Interment of the cremains will be in the Board Camp Cemetery in Arkansas at a later date.



Barbara Clark
Grandview

Barbara Clark 82 died Friday October 12, 2012 surrounded by her loving family and friends. Born in Grandview, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Edna Long Baldwin. A homemaker, Barbara was a charter member of the Grandview Christian Fellowship Church and played the piano for several other area churches. She loved gospel music and working in her garden.

Barbara was preceded in death by her husband Ervin Clark, daughter Carol Henry and brother Junior Baldwin.

Survivors include her daughters Leona Monday and April Thompson both of Chattanooga, Roberta Reed and Allison Clark both of Grandview, Janie Yearwood and Mackie Mills both of Dayton; sons Doug, Sam and Vernon Clark of Spring City; George, Curtis, Troy and Jason Clark of Grandview, several grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be Tuesday October 16, 2012 at 2:00 PM in the chapel of Vaughn Funeral Home with Rev. Stephen Zimmerman, Rev. Dwight Zimmerman and Rev. Neal Turner officiating. Interment will follow in the Spring City Cemetery. The family will receive friends Monday evening from 6 to 8 PM at Vaughn Funeral Home.



Bill Porter
Evensville

William B. “Bill” Porter, 85, died Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at Life Care Center of Rhea County in Dayton.

A lifetime resident of Rhea County, he was the son of the late Robert C.  and Mabel Jane Walker Porter.   Bill was a veteran of the U. S. Army, serving his country during World War II.  He was a shift foreman and retired from the Southern Silk Mills after many years of service.  Bill was a member of the Wolf Creek Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his wife Kathryn Leona Porter, his son William David “Little Bill” Porter, brother Boyd Raymond Porter and sisters Pearl Johnson and Mary King.

Survivors include his daughters Sandra Draughon and Lona (Hal) Travis both of Evensville, Sue Porter and Bob Depalo of Palm Harbor, Florida, and Peggy Cunningham of Chattanooga, brothers Garland (Lorene) Porter and Clay (Katherine) Porter both of Spring City, 12 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, 2 great-great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2:00 pm in the chapel of Vaughn Funeral Home with Rev. Paul Forgey officiating.  Interment with military honors will be held in the Porter Cemetery.  The family will receive friends Thursday two hours prior to the service at the funeral home.



Julie Reneau
Spring City

Julian C. “Julie” Reneau, 73, died Saturday, September 29, 2012 at her residence.

Born in Dothan, Alabama, she was the daughter of the late Dewey and Minnie Lee Cobb.  Julie was a homemaker and moved from Chattanooga to the Luminary community 20 years ago.  She attended the Frostbite Baptist Church.

Julie was preceded in death by her sons Kenneth Brown, Michael Brown and Steve Willett, daughter Cynthia Darlene Moll and brothers Ed Cobb, John Cobb, Clayton Cobb and Lamar Cobb.

Survivors include her husband David Reneau of Spring City, daughters Donna Watkins of Lakeland, FL and Dana Lawyer of Seffner, FL, sons Marty Brannon of Lakeland, FL, Kenny Reneau of Narco, LA and Keith Reneau of Chattanooga, sisters Mary Cook of Dothan, AL, Jo Vickers of Spring City, Merle King of Juanita, FL and Dean Brown of Columbus, GA, several grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 12:00 noon/EST at the Frostbite Baptist Church with Rev. Paul Daniels officiating.  Interment will follow in the Reneau Family Cemetery.  The family will receive friends Thursday two hours prior to the service at the church.




John McCuistion II

John Franklin McCuistion II, 54 of Hixson, passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 29, 2012 at Erlanger Medical Center.

John was born on October 22, 1957 in Rockwood, Tennessee to Spring City natives Miles G and Barbara Ann Barton McCuistion.

John was preceded in death by his grandparents John F. McCuistion, Anna Rhea Dedrick McCuistion Cox, William E. “Bill” Barton, Mary R. Harrison Barton Scheuerman and nephew Graham Mitchell.

Survivors other than his parents are sisters Becky Mitchell of Manchester, NH, Beth (Ken) Kipp of Wellfleet, MA and Mary Ann (Darren) Kipp of Plainville, MA, brother Miles G McCuistion Jr. of Soddy Daisy and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held Thursday at 3:00 pm in the chapel of Vaughn Funeral Home with Rev. Paul Forgey officiating.  Interment will follow in the family plot in the Spring City Cemetery.  The family will receive friends Thursday one hour before the service at the funeral home. His remains will be cremated.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the AIM Center, P. O. Box 11582, Chattanooga, TN  37401 or on line at www.aimcenterinc.org




September 2012 Obituaries

Vaughn Scarbrough
Dayton

Vaughn Scarbrough, 75, died Sunday, September 16, 2012 at Rhea Medical Center.

A longtime resident of Dayton, he was the son of the late Harry Scarbrough and Nannie Ruth Vaughn Beene.  Vaughn worked in the jewelry industry for many years.

He was preceded in death by his sister Billie Jean Davis and stepfather Harold Vaughn Beene.

Survivors include his companion Carmen Sharpe of Dayton, brother Bobby (Shirley) Scarbrough of Dayton, half brother Doug (Mary) Scarbrough of Rockwood and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 4:00 pm in the chapel of Coulter-Garrison Funeral Home with Rev. Bill Ewing officiating.  Interment will follow in the Rhea Memory Gardens.  The family will receive friends Wednesday two hours prior to the service at Coulter-Garrison Funeral Home.


Ronnie Campbell
Spring City

Ronald G. “Ronnie” Campbell, 50, died Sunday, September 9, 2012 at the Rhea Medical Center.

Born in Fort Sill, Oklahoma, he was the son of the late Harry R. and Gladys Jenkins Campbell Sr.  Ronnie was a self-employed construction worker.   He moved from Lavergne, Tennessee to the Spring City community 20 years ago.  Ronnie was of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by his stepdaughter Sandy Howell.

Survivors include his companion Darlene Howell of Spring City, stepchildren Brittany Howell, Melissa Collins and Steven “Buddy” Howell all of Spring City, brothers Rusty (Penny) Campbell of Lavergne and Paul E. “Turkey” Campbell of Smyrna, sisters Debra Lamberth and Julia Ford both of Lavergne, Sandy (Pat Hazlett) Milam of Murfreesboro and Harriett (Gary) Sparkman of Vero Beach, Florida, five grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Friday, September 14th  at 11:00 am in the chapel of Vaughn Funeral Home.  Interment will follow in the Spring City Memorial Gardens.  The family will receive friends Thursday from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the funeral home.


Janie Fugate
Spring City

Janie Louise Fugate, 88 died Thursday, September 6, 2012 at the Spring City Care Center.

A lifetime resident of Spring City, she was the daughter of the late Finley Andrew and Vergie Ann Hixson Tate.  Janie was a homemaker and also worked as a cook for 20 years in the cafeteria of the Evensville Elementary School.  She was the oldest member of the Yellow Creek Baptist Church in Spring City.

Janie was preceded in death by her husband Luther Mike Fugate Sr. and sister Mattie Mae Scruggs.

Survivors include her sons Luther (Brenda) Fugate and Finley Fugate both of Spring City, seven grandchildren, twelve great grandchildren and eight great-great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 11:00 am in the chapel of Vaughn Funeral Home with Rev. Clyde Fitzgerald and Dr. Roger Rothwell officiating.  Interment will follow in the Spring City Memorial Gardens.  The family will receive friends Friday from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Yellow Creek Baptist Church, 7170 Old Dixie Highway, Spring City, TN  37381.

Troy Pilgrim
Grandview

Troy Leo Pilgrim Sr.90, of Grandview, Tennessee, entered into eternal rest on September 1, 2012 at the Spring City Care Center. We are saddened by the loss of his daily presence in our lives and we were truly blessed for the time we had with him.  His spirit will remain with us always.

Born in Arley, AL, Troy was the son of the late John and Bertha Lawrence Pilgrim. The family moved to Miami in 1925. He was a World War II veteran and served in the Army Air Force stationed in Carlsbad, N.M. and in the South Pacific. After being discharged in 1945, he went to work for General Mills and retired from McArthur Dairy in 1980. He lived in Miami Lakes, Florida; then moved to Grandview; TN after his retirement. Troy served as a Deacon at Grandview Baptist Church, Past President of the Grandview Community Center and served as a commissioner for the Grandview Water District. He was a Charter Member of the Grandview Twirlers Square Dance Club and a member of the VFW Post #471 in Miami.

Troy was preceded in death by three brothers, one sister and granddaughter Gina Marie Pilgrim.

He leaves behind his devoted wife of 70 years Doris B Pilgrim of Grandview, sons Troy (Helen) Pilgrim Jr. of Miami, FL and Patrick (Penny) Pilgrim of Knoxville, TN, two sisters Inez Lewis of Ft. Lauderdale, FL and Betty Hewett of Grandridge, FL, three grandchildren, Duane (Nona) Pilgrim, Ryan (Roxanne) Pilgrim and Tanya (Jason) Loseke and eight great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, September 4, 2012 at 11 am at the Grandview Baptist Church with Pastor Herman Fox officiating.  Burial will follow in the Reed Cemetery on Alloway Road with Military Honors. The family will receive friends Monday, from 6 to 8 pm at Vaughn Funeral Home in Spring City. Memorials may be given to the Grandview Baptist Church, 5205 Wasson Memorial Hwy, Grandview, TN 37337.




August 2012 Obituaries


Georgie Clack
Spring City

Georgie Keylon Clack, 94, passed away Tuesday, August 14, 2012 at her home.

A lifetime resident of Rhea County, she was the daughter of the late Sim and Hattie Ross Keylon.  She was a homemaker.  Georgie was a lifelong member of the Bethel Baptist Church in Roddy having been a member there for 81 years.  She also served as the church pianist at Bethel Baptist Church for decades.

Georgie was preceded in death by her husband Morgan Clack and her six siblings.

She is survived by her three children: Helen Lovell of Hot Springs, Arkansas, John “J.M.” Clack of Signal Mountain and Edna Sachs of the Roddy community, seven grandchildren, eight great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, August 19th  at 2:00 pm in the chapel of Vaughn Funeral Home.  Interment will follow in the Glen Alice Cemetery in Roane County.  The family will receive friends Sunday from 1:00 to 2:00 pm at the funeral home.

Andrew McClendon
Spring City

Andrew J. McClendon, 53, died Saturday, August 11, 2012 at Memorial Hospital in Chattanooga.

A lifetime resident of Rhea County, he was the son of the late Arthur Sherman and Hallie Katherine Fugate McClendon.  Andrew was a laborer and of the Protestant Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by his brother Max McClendon.

Survivors include his sisters Wanda Hannah of Athens, June Mahan of Spring City and Jennie Danniels of Dayton, brothers John McClendon, Bruce McClendon, Larry McClendon and Donald McClendon all of Spring City.

Funeral services will be held Monday, August 13, 2012 at 7:00 pm in the chapel of Vaughn Funeral Home with Rev. Robert Hurd officiating.  The family will receive friends Monday from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at the funeral home.  His remains will be cremated.

Victoria Ginter
Spring City

Victoria E. Ginter, 97, died Thursday, August 9, 2012, at her home.

Born in Campbell, Missouri, she was the daughter of the late John Martin and Verna White Edwards.  Victoria was a homemaker and loved to cook.  She enjoyed crafts, crocheting, and gardening.  Victoria moved to the Spring City community from Troy, Michigan several years ago.  She was a member of Faith Baptist Church in Rochester Hills, Michigan.

Victoria was preceded in death by her first husband Raymond Floyd Glenn, second husband Walter Ginter, stepson Jim Ginter and brother Quinten Edwards.

Survivors include her daughters Wanda (William) Millmine of Spring City and Loretta (John) Suddeth of Hudson, Florida, sons Gary Glenn of Royal Oak, Michigan, Carl (Peggy) Glenn of Glendale, Arizona, Floyd (Velma) Glenn of Davison, Michigan, stepson Robert Ginter of Troy, Michigan, sister Dessie Like of Apache Junction, Arizona, 14 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren and 8 great-great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held in Michigan at a later date.  Her remains were cremated.

Henry Jones
Dayton

Henry A. Jones, 83, died Tuesday, August 7, 2012 at Rhea Medical Center.

Born in Grainger County, Tennessee, he was the son of the late Coram K. “C.K.” and Velma Moyers Jones.  Henry had lived in the Rhea County community since 1930 and was a retired dairy farmer.  He was a member of the Pennine Baptist Church in Spring City.

Henry was preceded in death by his brothers Elmer, Ed, Howard and Danny Jones.

Survivors include his wife Barbara N. Jones of Dayton, daughters Sue (David) Bell of Ringgold, Georgia, Brenda Price of Soddy Daisy and Tresha (Andrew) Glowacki of Coppell, Texas, stepdaughters Deb (Billy) Edington of Spring City and Donna Jones of Dayton, stepson Bobby Jones of Knoxville, sisters Faye Alley and Mary Hill both of Spring City and Martha Hood of Dayton, ten grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 11:00 am in the chapel of Vaughn Funeral Home with Rev. Clyde Fitzgerald officiating.  Interment will follow in the Spring City Cemetery.  The family will receive friends Friday from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the funeral home.


Kathleen Hogan
Spring City

Kathleen Nancy Hogan, 94, died Sunday, August 5, 2012 at the Spring City Care Center.

Born in Canada, Kathleen was the daughter of Charles and Nancy Lane Lewis.  She was a homemaker, an avid bowler and loved to travel the world.  Kathleen moved from California to the Spring City community in 2011.  She was of the Protestant faith.

Kathleen was preceded in death by her husband Mike Hogan and daughters Patricia Lennon and Deanna Giauque.

Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law Chuck and Roxie Giauque of Spring City and several grandchildren.

There will be no visitation or services.  Her remains were cremated.




July 2012 Obituaries

Leona Porter
Evensville

Leona Barger Porter, 80, died Tuesday, July 31, 2012 at Life Care Center of Rhea County in Dayton.

A lifetime resident of Rhea County, she was the daughter of the late Harvey H. and Ruby Coulter Barger Sr..   Leona was a homemaker and was an avid gardener and quilter.  She was a member of the Wolf Creek Baptist Church and also a member of the Ester Sunday School Class.

Leona was preceded in death by her son William David “Little Bill” Porter and sisters Rosemary Foote and Gail Harwood.

Survivors include her husband William “Bill” B. Porter of Evensville, daughters Sandra Draughon and Lona (Hal) Travis both of Evensville, Sue Porter and Bob Depalo of Palm Harbor, Florida, and Peggy Cunningham of Dayton, brothers Harvey H. “Sonny” (Linda) Barger Jr. and Ronnie (Judith) Barger both of Spring City, sisters Blanche (Luther) Miller of Crossville and Betty Barger and Freida (Bill) Shipley both of Dayton, 12 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 11:00 am in the chapel of Vaughn Funeral Home with Rev. Paul Forgey officiating.  Interment will be in the Porter Cemetery.  The family will receive friends Thursday from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the funeral home.


Lovie Ensley
Spring City

Lovie R. Ensley, 92, died Monday, July 16, 2012 at the Spring City Care Center.

A lifetime resident of Spring City, she was the daughter of the late Elmore and Hettie Etherton Roberts.  Lovie retired from S. C. Manufacturing Company.  She was a member of the Dayton Church of Christ.

Lovie was preceded in death by her husband James Howell Ensley, son James Robert Ensley, brothers Aye, Owen, Pat, Lynn and Earl Roberts and sisters Icey Thurman and Anna V. Roberts.

Survivors include her grandchildren Kim Ensley and Teresa (Ronnie) Stooksberry both of Spring City and Rebecca (Michael) Claunch of Knoxville and great grandchildren Olivia and Ana Blair Claunch both of Knoxville and several nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held Tuesday at 2:00 pm in the Spring City Cemetery.  There will be no visitation at the funeral home.



Tammy Holloway
Maryville


Tammy Holloway 52 of Maryville, Tennessee and formerly of Rhea County, died Thursday, July 12, 2012 at U. T. Medical Center in Knoxville after a brief illness. Born in Dayton, Tennessee, Tammy was a graduate of Rhea County High School and was an avid photographer. She was of the Baptist faith.

Tammy was preceded in death by her father James Pritchett and her sister Wanda Gothard.

Survivors include her husband Keith A. Holloway of Maryville, daughter Lindsey (Jeremy) Law of Alcoa, sons Alex and Quinn Holloway of Maryville, mother Aileen Fraley Pritchett of Dayton, sisters Judy Fugate of Evensville and Darlene Pritchett of Sweetwater and several nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be Tuesday at 6:00 PM in the chapel of Vaughn Funeral Home with Roy Etherton officiating. The family will receive friends one hour before services at Vaughn Funeral Home. As per her request, Tammy’s remains were cremated.

Memorial contributions can be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or to the Marine Corp and Law Enforcement Foundation www.mc-lef.org.


Jake Hinds
Spring City

Jake Beecher Hinds Jr., 89, died Wednesday, July 11, 2012 at the Spring City Care Center.

Born in Spring City, he was the son of the late Jake Beecher and Lucy Lavender Hinds Sr..  Jake was a graduate of Spring City High School.  He was retired from DuPont. Jake and his wife, Mildred, moved to the Rhea County community from Florida in 2001.  He was a member of the Central Baptist Church in Spring City.

Jake was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred B. Hinds and sister Leota Reed.

Survivors include his son Beecher Hinds of Chattanooga, brother-in-law Sonny Byrd of Spring City, nephews Gerald and Harold Reed both of Spring City and niece Elaine Sneed of Dayton.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 2:00 pm in the chapel of Vaughn Funeral Home with Rev. Danny Carter officiating.  Interment will be in the Spring City Cemetery.  The family will receive friends Thursday from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the funeral home.



Barbara Holloway
Grandview

Barbara Yvonne Holloway, 64, died Monday, July 9, 2012 at Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga.

A lifetime resident of Grandview, she was the daughter of the late Robert Woodrow Harris and Margaret Tinabelle Danniels Letner.  Barbara was a nursing assistant and had formerly worked for Hilltoppers Health Care.  She was a member of the Church of God in Benton, Tennessee.

Barbara was preceded in death by her brother Duwayne Harris and sister Peggy Roberts.

Survivors include her husband Jonas Holloway Jr. of Grandview, daughter Theresa “Tessie” Holloway of Grandview, sons Preston Holloway and Jonas Holloway III both of Grandview and brother Paul Harris of Punta Gorda, Florida.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 11:00 am in the chapel of Vaughn Funeral Home with Rev. John Wesley McCann officiating.  Interment will be in the Mt. Sulphur Cemetery.  The family will receive friends Thursday from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the funeral home.



James Albert Lankford, Sr.
Spring City

James Albert Lankford, Sr., 85, died Tuesday, July 3, 2012, at the Parkridge Medical Center after a brief illness.  Born in Chattanooga, TN, he was the son of the late James Edward and Gertrude Torbett Lankford.  He moved to Spring City in 2008 from Mesa. Arizona. James was an auto worker with General Motors for 34 years.  He was of the Baptist faith.

He was proceeded in death by his wife, Patricia A. (Masters) Lankford, son, Brian Lankford, brother, Charles Edward Lankford, sisters Edna Williams, Nellie Chastin, Bertha Tato, and Ramona Gibson.

Survivors include sons James A. (Carolyn) Lankford, Jr. of Spring City, TN, Larry Lankford of Seymour, TN, and daughter Diane Hogg of Bellville, MI.

As per his request his remains were cremated with no services.