Vaughn Funeral Home Obituaries Archives












































































Evelyon Hilleary
Spring City

Evelyon Vanderpool Hilleary 84 of Spring City died Friday, June 29, 2012, at the Parkridge Medical Center after a brief illness. Born in Nashville, TN, she was the daughter of the late William McKinley and Ellie Mai Jacobs Vanderpool, Sr. Evelyon was a graduate of East High School in Nashville, where she was active with the East High School Alumni Association. She moved to Spring City in 1956 after her marriage to Bill Hilleary.  She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Spring City, where she served as a ruling Elder and a Sunday school teacher.  She was also very involved in many activities supporting schools and youth, such as initiating a Head Start program at Spring City Elementary, and serving as Cub Scout Den Mother. Evelyon was a licensed realtor and broker and founded Evelyon Hilleary and Associates Real Estate.   She served 10 years on the Rhea County School Board, including several years as its Chairman.  Most importantly, Evelyon was a loving wife, mother and very proud grandmother.

Evelyon was preceded in death by her brother William McKinley Vanderpool, Jr.

Survivors include her husband of 56 years William C. Hilleary of Spring City, sons Van (Meredith) Hilleary of Murfreesboro, Brent (Meg) Hilleary of Winston-Salem, N.C. and Scott (Debbie) Hilleary of Spring City, daughter Allison (Phil) Chandler of Chattanooga, grandchildren Laura, Susanna, Ginny and Campbell Hilleary of Murfreesboro, Alex and Joseph Hilleary of Winston-Salem, N.C., Millie Earhart, Parker, Rebecca and Drew Hilleary of Spring City, Tyler and Hilleary Chandler of Chattanooga, niece Brenda (Mark) Monks of Fayetteville, TN, and nephew Jack (Phyllis) Vanderpool of Spring City.

Funeral services will be Monday, July 2, 2012, at 11:00 am at the First Presbyterian Church of Spring City with Rev. Ed Langham officiating. Burial will follow in the Spring City Cemetery. She will lie in state at the church one hour before services on Monday. There will be no visitation at the funeral home.

Memorials may be given to the First Presbyterian Church, PO Box 455, Spring City, TN 37381 of Spring City.



Lloyd Perry
Crossville

Lloyd Frank Perry, 70, formerly of Rhea County, died Thursday, June 28, 2012 at Cumberland Medical Center.

Born in Spring City, Tennessee, he was the son of the late Jack Davis and Estalena Wilkey Perry.  Lloyd was a graduate of Spring City High School and was a self employed upholsterer for many years.  He was an avid golfer and was a member of the Dayton Golf and Country Club.  Lloyd was of the Protestant faith.

He was preceded in death by his sisters Lissie Barnett, Pauline Burnett,  Ruby Treadway and Vada Edwards and brothers Ernest, Claude and Jack Perry.

Survivors include his wife Linda K. Perry of Crossville, son Anthony “Tony” Frank Perry of Grandview, stepson David Hellstrom of Franklin, Tennessee, brother George (Eldeena) Perry of Spring City, sisters Eula Mae (Ralph) Reed of Spring City and Nellie Green of Etowah, Tennessee and four grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Friday, June 29, 2012 at 7:00 pm in the chapel of Vaughn Funeral Home. The family will receive friends Friday two hours prior to the service at the funeral home.  His remains will be cremated.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memorial Program, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN  38105-1942.


Mary Woody
Spring City

Mary Ruth Woody, 58, died Sunday, June 10, 2012 at Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga.

A lifetime resident of Spring City, she was the daughter of the late Elmer Ray and Mabel Smith Garren.  Mary was a homemaker.  She attended Mercy Baptist Church in Grandview.

Mary was preceded in death by her brothers Jimmy Garren, Ray Garren and Kenny Garren.

Survivors include her husband of 39 years, Carl L. Woody of Spring City, son Kenny (Jennifer) Woody of Dayton, daughters Tracy Woody, Misty (Travis) Woody and Carlena (Byrd) Kerley all of Spring City, brothers Roger Garren and Billy Smith both of Spring City and Harold Smith of Dayton, sisters Wanda Nunley and Glenda Fugate both of Spring City, Linda Worrell of Crossville and Peggy Redman of Dayton, ten grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2:00 pm in the chapel of Vaughn Funeral Home with Rev. Max Smith and Rev. Doug Johnson officiating.  Interment will be in the Spring City Cemetery.  The family will receive friends Wednesday from 12:00 to 2:00 pm at the funeral home.



Geraldine Getgood
Spring City

Geraldine R. Getgood, 93, died Monday, June 4, 2012 at the Spring City Care Center.

A lifetime resident of Spring City, Geraldine was the daughter of the late Joseph and Florence McPeters Asher.  She was retired from the textile manufacturing industry.   Geraldine was a member of the St. Clair United Methodist Church in Spring City.

She was preceded in death by her son James Asher Getgood, sisters Oma McGill, Zola Dade, Lora Cunningham and Thelma Moon and brothers Joseph Boyd Asher and Otis Asher.

Survivors include her sister Eileen Asher Cawood of Spring City and several nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held Wednesday at 11:00 am at the Spring City Cemetery with Rev. Jim Silcox officiating.  There will be no visitation at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the St. Clair Union Church, 307 Rocky Springs Road, Spring City, TN  37381.






Leon Ownbey
Spring City

Leon Sherman Ownbey, 62, died Monday, May 21, 2012 at the Kindred Hospital in Chattanooga after a short illness.

Born in St. Petersburg, Florida, Leon was the son of the late Sherman A. and Marian Renney Ownbey Jr..  He was a retired pipefitter and worked for 30 years for the Plumbers, Pipefitters Union Local #123 in Tampa, Florida.  Leon enjoyed fishing and motorcycle riding.  He was of the Baptist faith.

Leon was preceded in death by his brother Jerry Ownbey.

He will be sadly missed by his wife of 41 years Carol N. Ownbey of Spring City, sons Todd Ownbey and Evan Ownbey both of Columbus, Ohio, sister Joyce Reid of Spring City, father-in-law William Norton of St. Petersburg, sisters-in-law Deanna Cluck of Austin, Texas and Sharon Biemiller of St. Petersburg, nieces Kara Reid and Kirsten Walker, nephew Steven Embree, great niece Shelby Embree and aunts, uncles and cousins.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 355 Trane Drive, Knoxville, TN  37919 or a favorite charity.


James Toombs
Spring City

James Paul “Jim” Toombs, 79, went home to be with his Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ on Thursday, May 17, 2012 at Rhea Medical Center.

Born in Springfield, Missouri, Jim was the son of the late Paul Houston and Mary Margaret Fallen Toombs.  He was a veteran of the Naval Air Corp and served his country during the Korean Conflict.  Jim and his wife Patricia moved from Manchester, Tennessee to the Spring City community in 1975. In Manchester, Jim was active in the Manchester “Pop Warner” Football Program and served as president of the girl’s softball. Jim was a mechanical manager and retired from TVA – Watts Bar after 24 years of service.  After his retirement, Jim was a substitute teacher in the Rhea County School system. Jim was a 50 year member of the Rhea Spring Lodge #310 F. & A. M. and served as Past Master three times.  He was a member of O. E. S. Chapter #339 in Manchester, Tennessee and served as Worthy Patron.  Jim was a member of the Pennine Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his son Tony Toombs and sister Betty Mosher.

Survivors include his loving wife of 38 years Patricia L. Toombs of Spring City, children Dexter (Kathy) Toombs of Manchester, Vickie Holt of Shelbyville and Tammy Pennington of Grandview, brother Donnie Toombs of Tullahoma, sister Geraldine (John) Tipton of Lawson, Missouri, grandchildren Tina (Teddy) Meeker, Sonia (Pike) Saunders, Carla Fletcher, Brittany Toombs, Brannon Toombs, “Fa Fa’s Little Angel” Misty (Nick) Fortner and eight great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 3:00 pm in the chapel of Vaughn Funeral Home with Rev. Claude Pendergrass officiating.  Military honors will follow the services. The family will receive friends Friday from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the funeral home.  His remains will be cremated.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 850 Fort Wood Street, Chattanooga, TN  37403


Loretta Burnett
Spring City

Loretta J. Burnett, 70, died Wednesday, May 16, 2012 at her residence.

A lifetime resident of Spring City, she was the daughter of the late Claude and Mary Waller Perry.  Loretta was a homemaker who loved flower gardening and interior design.  She enjoyed spending time with her family.   Loretta was of the Pentecostal faith.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Wilker B. Burnett Jr.

Survivors include her son Greg (Cheryl) Burnett of Spring City, daughter Robin Blevins of Spring City, brothers Dean (Chris) Perry of Florida and Randy (Kay) Perry of Kentucky, sister Claudette Mendoza of Amerest, Ohio, five grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 1:00 pm in the chapel of Vaughn Funeral Home.  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.


Jay E. Wood
Dayton

Jay E. Wood 91, died Monday, May 7, 2012 at Etowah Health Center.

Born in Cocke County, TN, Jay was the son of the late Horace D. and Bessie Poe Wood. He moved to Rhea County from Greene County in 1952. Jay was retired from TVA. He was also a farmer and an evangelist. Jay served in the U.S. Navy in World War II on the USS Weber. He was a member of the Liberty Baptist Church in Kingston, TN.

Jay was preceded in death by his wife Betty Hillard Wood, three children James and David Wood and Brenda Creason England, two grandchildren Cindy Creason and Angela Wood and several siblings.

Survivors include four children J. Edgar and Joseph Daniel Wood both of Dayton, Freda Arlene Whelan of Greeneville, TN and Barbara Turner of Kingston, TN, six sisters Sue Wood, Mary Wood, Dorothy Seaton, Marjorie Craig and Audrey Payne all of Greenville, TN, a brother James Wood of Mosheim, TN and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will Thursday, May 10, 2012 at 11:00 A.M. in the chapel of Vaughn Funeral Home with Rev. Randy Griffis officiating. Interment will follow in the Spring City Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends Wednesday evening from 6 to 8 PM at Vaughn Funeral Home, Spring City.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Liberty Baptist Church Youth Program, P.O. Box 447, Kingston, TN  37763.



William Tindall
Spring City

William H. “Bub” Tindall, 62, died Wednesday, May 2, 2012 at his residence.

Born in Ocila, Georgia, Bub was the son of William and Louise Miller Tindall.  He worked for the Carpenter’s Union Local #0687 for 35 years as a commercial and residential carpenter.  Bub and his wife, Verla, moved from Westland, Michigan to the Spring City community in 2000.  He was an avid fisherman and a member of the Watts Bar Lake Association.  Bub was of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by his father William Tindall and brother Pete Tindall.

Survivors include his wife Verla Tindall of Spring City, mother Louise M. Tindall of Oxford, Michigan, sons Bradley Tindall of Harriman and Brian Tindall of Westland, Michigan, brothers Virgil Tindall of Lavonia, Michigan, Charlie Tindall of Novi, Michigan and Carl Tindall of Michigan and sister Faye Scott of Oxford, Michigan.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 5, 2012 at 1:00 pm in the chapel of Vaughn Funeral Home with Rev. Robert Hurd officiating.  The family will receive friends Saturday two hours prior to the service at the funeral home.  His remains will be cremated.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Almost Home Foundation, 334 Bryan Drive, Dayton, TN  37321.








Talley Rector
Spring City

Talley Rector, 55, died Friday, April 20, 2012 at Rhea Medical Center.

Born in Orlando, FL, Talley was the son of Susie Edwards Wilkey and the late Thomas Rector.  He was Physicians Assistant working at Orange Memorial Hospital in Orlando, FL for many years. Talley was a member of various medical associations. He moved to Spring City from Florida in 2010 and was of the Baptist faith.

Talley was preceded in death by his father Thomas Rector.

Survivors include his mother Susie E. Wilkey of Spring City, brothers Dustin Wilkey and Cody Vineyard both of Spring City and several aunts and uncles.

A graveside service will be held Sunday at 2:00 pm in the Spring City Memorial Gardens with Rev. Danny Carter officiating.  A white dove release will follow. There will be no visitation at the funeral home.



Mamie Welch
Spring City

Mamie E. Welch, 72, died Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at Erlanger Medical Center.

A lifetime resident of Spring City, she was the daughter of the late Arnold and Rosie Cox Sherrill.  Mamie was a homemaker and attended Spring City Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband Cecil Earl Welch, brothers Wendell, Willis, Danny, Vinus and Mark Sherrill and sister Emma Mincy.

Survivors include her daughters Gladys (Harold Jenkins) Simpson of Spring City and Edith (Roger) Munson of Cleveland, sons Charlie Waters, Wayne (Tina) Waters, Lester (Holly) Clawson and Donald Ray Clawson all of Spring City, brother Linville Sherrill of Spring City, sisters Emmalee Rector of Dayton, Thelma Sherrill of Evensville and Ida Sherrill of Chattanooga, five grandchildren, eight great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 2:00 pm in the chapel of Vaughn Funeral Home with Rev. Robert Hurd officiating.  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.



Linda Dillon
Spring City

Linda F. Dillon, 65, died Thursday, April 12, 2012 at Rhea Medical Center.

Born in Summertown, Tennessee, Linda was the daughter of James T. and Annie Belle Bailey Rhodes Sr.  She was a homemaker.  Linda and her husband, Wess, moved from Michigan to the Spring City community three years ago.  She was of the Protestant faith.

She was preceded in death by her father James T. Rhodes Sr., sons John Michael Jackson and David Rhodes.

Survivors include her husband Wess Dillon of Spring City, daughter Shelia Ann Ramirez of Spring City, mother Annie Rhodes of Capac, Michigan, brothers Ted Rhodes of Spring City and Walley Rhodes in Capac, Michigan and four grandchildren.

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



Mary Wasson
Spring City

Mary Heiskell Wasson 99 died Saturday April 7, 2012 in Rhea Medical Center. Born in Spring City, Mary would have been 100 years old on December 11 of this year. She was the daughter of the late John and Kitti Caldwell Heiskell. Mary was a graduate of Spring City High School and Tennessee Tech University in Cookeville. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Spring City. Mary retired from the Rhea County Dept. of Education after teaching school for 31 years. She was active in many civic and educational organizations through the years and enjoyed playing bridge.

Mary was preceded in death by her husband Condon Wasson, sisters Rhoda Heiskell and Corryne Taylor and a brother John Heiskell.

Survivors include her niece Kitty Young of Charlotte, North Carolina and several other nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be Monday April 9, 2012 at 2:00 pm in the chapel of Vaughn Funeral Home with Rev. Ed Langham officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour before services. Interment will follow in the Spring City Cemetery.

Memorials can be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Spring City, the Spring City Library Foundation or the Spring City Depot.



Barbara Teffer
Harriman

Barbara Ann Teffer, 66, died Sunday, April 1, 2012.

She is survived by sister Betty Jo Quarles of Knoxville and brother Garry Teffer of Cabot, Arkansas.

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



Felix Heiskell
Spring City

Gordon Felix Heiskell, 58, died Monday, April 2, 2012 at the Life Care Center of Rhea County.

A lifetime resident of Spring City, Felix was the son of the late Hugh B. and Alberta Holloway Heiskell.  He was a graduate of Spring City High School, Class of 1971 and Tennessee Tech, Class of 1975.  Felix retired from TVA in September, 2008 after 32 years of service.  He attended Wolf Creek Baptist Church in Spring City.

He was preceded in death by his grandmother Mae K. Holloway, sister Mary Heiskell Morgan and special niece Beverly Morgan.

Survivors include his wife Georgia M. Heiskell of Spring City, sons Ryan Heiskell of Spring City and Cory (Jamee) Sharpe of Soddy Daisy, brother Brownie (Frances) Heiskell of Hixson, sisters Hughie (Jack) Travis of Dayton, Jo Thomison of Chattanooga and Judy (Don) Armstrong of Sheffield, Alabama and grandchildren Morgan and Sydney Sharpe and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11:00 am at the Wolf Creek Baptist Church with Rev. Paul Forgey officiating.  Interment will follow in the Spring City Cemetery.  The family will receive friends Tuesday from 5:00 to 8:00 pm at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Wolf Creek Baptist Church, 5225 Wolf Creek Road, Spring City, TN  37381



March 2012 Obituaries

Mary Ann Webb
Spring City

Mary Ann Webb 65 died Saturday March 31, 2012 at the Spring City Care and Rehab Center.

Born in Grandview, Mary Ann was the daughter of the late Dell Reed and Pauline Lemons Reed Patterson. She was a graduate of Spring City High School and received her LPN degree from Tennessee Technology Center in Harriman. Mary Ann worked as a nurse at the Spring City Care and Rehab Center for 10 years and retired in 1999. Mary Ann loved life and was an avid bingo player. She was a member of Mercy Missionary Baptist Church in Grandview.

Mary Ann was preceded in death by her husband James “Jimmy” Webb, sister Rosa Lee Sherrill and brother Calvin Reed.

Survivors include her daughters Lisa (Boyd) Posey of Rockwood and Cheryl Noe of Spring City, son Ricky (Cindy) Webb of Dayton, brother Billy Reed of Frostproof, FL, nine grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be Monday April 2, 2012 at 2:00 pm in the Vaughn Funeral Home chapel with Rev. Clyde Fitzgerald officiating. Burial will follow in the Spring City Cemetery. The family will receive friends Monday from 12 pm until time of service.


Randy Taylor
Spring City

Randall “Randy” Shane Taylor, 37, died Thursday, March 22, 2012 at U. T. Medical Center in Knoxville.

A lifetime resident of Rhea County, he was the son of Robert Taylor and Portia Newby Maynor.  Randy was of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents Boyd Howard Newby and Charlene Green and paternal grandparents Paul and Elizabeth Taylor.

Survivors include his mother and stepfather Portia and Roger Maynor of Spring City and father and stepmother Robert and Simone Taylor of Kingston, brothers Dustin and Jonathan Taylor both of Kingston, sisters Amy and Nicole Taylor both of Kingston, stepsisters Nicole Maynor of Graysville and Laura Maynor of Bakewell, one niece and one nephew.

Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2:00 pm in the chapel of Vaughn Funeral Home with Rev. George Waldo officiating.  Interment will follow in the Ad Smith Cemetery.  The family will receive friends Saturday from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the funeral home.



Sonja Price
Spring City

Sonja Ann Price, 71, died Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at her residence.

A lifetime resident of Rhea County, Sonja was the daughter of the late George and Mable Clayton Wilkey.  She and her husband, Ralph, started the IGA Grocery Store in 1977, the Piggly Wiggly in 1986 and now own the Cash Saver Grocery Store in 2009, all in Spring City.  Sonja was member of Wolf Creek Baptist Church and the Ester Sunday School Class.  Sonja taught Sunday school for 40 years and also sang in the Ladies’ Ensemble.  She loved her family and her church.  Sonja had a way of making everyone feel special.

She was preceded in death by her brothers Carroll, Arnold, Billy Joe and Donavon Ralph “Bucky” Wilkey.

Survivors include her husband of almost 54 years, Ralph Price of Spring City, children Steve (Carmen) Price of Spring City, Connie (Billy Ray) Keylon of Spring City, Angie (James) Ward of Etowah and David Madewell of Spring City, brother Willis (Linda) Wilkey of LaFayette, Georgia, sisters Eva Owens of Acworth, Georgia, Wilma (Bill) Carlton of Dayton and twin sister Sue Price of Spring City, grandchildren Lindsay (Derrick) Shaver, Jennifer (Johnny) Forgey, David (Ashley) Madewell, Elise (Dustin Gilliam) Keylon, Jessica (Tanner) Gothard, Leah Price, and Caleb and Cassidy Price, great grandchildren Peyton and Brady Williams, Wyatt Gothard and Lincoln Madewell and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 2:00 pm at the Wolf Creek Baptist Church with Rev. Paul Forgey 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 Thursday from 5:00 to 9:00 pm at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the Wolf Creek Baptist Church, 5225 Wolf Creek Road, Spring City, TN  37381


Charlene Brown
Spring City


Charlene Underwood Brown, 81, died Thursday, March 15, 2012 at Brookhaven Manor in Kingsport, Tennessee.

Born in Meigs County, Tennessee, she was the daughter of the late Babe and Pearl Underwood.  She was greatly loved by her family and her beautiful smile will be missed by all.

She was preceded in death by her husband Calvin M. Brown and stepmother Mary Grace Underwood.

Survivors include her daughters Yvonne (Rick) Dobbs of Church Hill, and Brenda Gorski of Columbus, Ohio, sisters Doris Degges of Lenoir City, JoAnn (Tom) Houston of Michigan and Gretchen Bentley of Dayton, brother Doug (Pat) Underwood of Knoxville, special sister-in-law Ona Collier of Chattanooga, grandchildren Amy (Brian) Guy of Mt Carmel, Blake Dobbs of Church Hill, Michelle Rose and Angela Matheny both of Columbus, Ohio, Amanda and A. J. Gorski both of Texas, great grandchildren Christopher and Michael Carpenter, Caleb Rose, Kira York, Raina Kostic all of Columbus, and Matthew Guy of Mt. Carmel and several nieces and nephews.

A special thanks for the loving care provided by the Brookhaven Manor family and Amedysis of Kingsport.

Funeral services will be held Sunday at 3:00 pm in the chapel of Vaughn Funeral Home with Rev. David Daniels officiating.  Interment will follow in the Spring City Cemetery.  The family will receive friends Sunday from 1:00 to 3:00 pm at the funeral home.


Dorothy Miller
Grandview

Dorothy P. Miller, 74, died Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at her residence.

A lifetime resident of Grandview, she was the daughter of the late Tom and Ollie Sherrill Tollett.  Dorothy was a homemaker and attended Mercy Baptist Church in Grandview.

She was preceded in death by her sister Sallie Tollett, brothers Ralph, Robert and Johnny Ray Tollett Sr. and great granddaughter Savannah Garrison.

Survivors include her daughters Ruth Ann (Kenneth) Garrison and Katherine “Kay” Perry both of Grandview, brother Tommy (Vivian) Tollett of Corbin, Kentucky, sisters Jane (Allen) Denton and Lounell (Bruce) Ballard both of Dayton and Della Brewer of Spring City, sister-in-laws Mary Tollett of Englewood, Florida and Ann Tollett of Punta Gorda, Florida, grandchildren Addison Perry, Brooklyn Perry, Steven (Sheryl) Garrison and Charles (Ashley) Pendleton and great grandchildren Lauren, Kylie and McKinley Garrison.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 2:00 pm in the chapel of Vaughn Funeral Home with Rev. Charles Armour, Rev. Donnie Cox and Rev. Donnie Dye officiating.  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.



Dorothy Simonds
Spring City

Dorothy M. Simonds, 100, died Saturday, March 10, 2012 at the Spring City Care Center.

Born in Kilgore, Nebraska, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Edith Trappel Eberling.  Dorothy worked many years in the greenhouse industry before her retirement.  She moved from North Ridgeville, Ohio to the Spring City community seven years ago.  Dorothy was of the Protestant faith.

She was preceded in death by her husband Harvey L. Simonds and daughter Delores Worcester.

Survivors include her son Ted (Wilma) Simonds of Spring City, four grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren and eight great-great grandchildren.

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



February 2012 Obituaries

Joyce Price
Spring City

Barbara Joyce Price, 70, died Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at her residence.

A lifetime resident of Spring City, Joyce was the daughter of the late Clyde “Shorty” and Maude Dodson Mathis.  She was a graduate of Spring City High School, Roane State Community College and McKenize Business College.  Joyce retired from Robinson Manufacturing after 16 years of service.  She loved to fish, camp and spend time on Watts Bar Lake and in Florida in the winter.  Joyce was a member of Central Baptist Church in Spring City.

She was preceded in death by her brothers Earl Thomas, Paul and James Harold Mathis.

Survivors include her husband of 50 years, Lester V. Price of Spring City and several nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held Saturday, February 25, 2012 at 2:00 pm at the Spring City Memorial Gardens with Rev. Huel Hooker officiating.  There will be no visitation.  Everyone will meet at the funeral home one hour before the services.


Larry Elsea
Graysville

Larry D. Elsea, 60, died Saturday, February 18, 2012 at his residence.

A longtime resident of Graysville, Larry was the son of Lavere and Helen Hinkel Elsea.  He retired from Southern Filter in Soddy Daisy.  Larry was a member of the Potter’s House of Prayer in Dayton.

He was preceded in death by his father Lavere Elsea.

Survivors include his wife, Linda Moore Elsea of Graysville, mother Helen Hinkel Elsea of Sale Creek, daughters Kelly Brackett of Dayton and Frances Gann of Graysville, stepsons Randy Skiles of Graysville and Johnny Swanner of Sale Creek, brother Stanley Elsea of Sale Creek and ten grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, March 3, 2011 at 12:00 pm at the Potter’s House of Prayer with Rev. Gerald Jump and Rev. Aaron Jump officiating. There will be no visitation.  As per Larry’s request, his remains were cremated.



Olia Hankison
Spring City

Olia Arlene Hankison, 81, died Monday, February 20, 2012 at Rhea Medical Center.

A lifetime resident of Spring City, she was the daughter of the late Lum and Maude Lane East.  Olia was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith.

She was preceded in death by her husband John W. Hankison, brothers Jack Lawson and Robert East, sister Hattie Waldo and granddaughter Andrea Osborne Smith.

Survivors include her daughters Linda (Arthur) Osborne and Mary L. (Forrest) Robbins both of Spring City, sister Elizabeth Clark of Rockwood, grandchildren Tina Robbins and Jeff (Joy) Osborne, great grandchildren Brandy (Nathan) Anderson and Dillan Osborne, great great grandchildren Autumn and Blaine Rhodes and Kylie Anderson and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 7:00 pm in the chapel of Vaughn Funeral Home with Rev. Clyde Fitzgerald officiating.  Entombment will be Thursday at 11:00 am at the Spring City Memorial Gardens.  The family will receive friends Wednesday two hours prior to the service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Oakdale Children’s Home in care of White’s Creek Baptist Church in Spring City.



Emma Mincy
Spring City

Emma Mincy 74 died Saturday February 18, 2012 in the Renaissance Terrace Care and Rehabilitation Center in Harriman.  Born in Cumberland County, she was the daughter of the late Arnold and Rosie Cox Sherrill and was a member of the Victory Baptist Church.

Emma was preceded in death by her husband Robert Junior Mincy, sons Robert and Donald Mincy and brothers Wendell, Willie, Danny, Vinus and Mark Sherrill.

Survivors include her daughter Frances Mincy of Spring City, brother Linville Sherrill of Spring City, sisters Emmalee Rector of Dayton, Mamie Welch of Spring City, Thelma Sherrill of Evensville and Ida Sherrill of Chattanooga, brother Linville Sherrill of Spring City and special friend Jay Cunningham of Spring City.

Funeral services will be Tuesday at 11:00 am in the chapel of Vaughn Funeral Home with Rev. Billy Joe Vitatoe officiating. Burial will follow in the Spring City Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends Monday evening from 6 to 8 pm at the funeral home.


Anna Maude Porter
Spring City

Anna Maude Porter, 73, died Friday, February 17, 2012 at Abby Mae’s Home of Quality Care in Spring City.

A lifetime resident of Rhea County, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Pearl Ezell Dodson.  Anna Maude was a homemaker and devoted herself to her church and her family.  She was a member of the Wolf Creek Baptist Church. 

She was preceded in death by her husband Raymond Porter, daughter Debbie Porter Todd, brother Roy Dodson and sister Tina Dodson Nicholson.

Survivors include her sons Mike (Vickki) Porter of Spring City and Jeff Porter of Cleveland, and daughter Melissa Evans of Spring City, sister Edna Jo (Jimmy) Garrison of Huntingburg, Indiana, brothers Alvin (Pattie) Dodson of Spring City and Ronnie (Brenda) Dodson of Richmond, Virginia,  grandchildren Mikel (Amanda) Porter, Richard Porter and Cassandra (Brandon) McMillon, great grandchildren Ashley Evans, Emily Evans, Gunter McMillon and Aiden Porter.

Funeral services will be held Monday at 11:00 am at the Wolf Creek Baptist Church with Rev. Paul Forgey officiating.  The body will lie in state one hour before the funeral service.  Interment will be in the Spring City Memorial Gardens.  The family will receive friends Sunday from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the funeral home.


Marie Smith
Kingston

Anna Marie Spear Smith, 90, passed away on Thursday, February 16, 2012 at the Renaissance Nursing Home in Harriman, Tennessee after a brief illness.

Born in Clay County, Tennessee, she was the daughter of Luke and Marybelle Spear.  Marie was a graduate of Carson–Newman College, where she majored in mathematics and French.  She married fellow math student DuPont “Dockie” Smith.  Upon graduation, they moved to Oak Ridge, where they raised “three fine boys” (as they were lovingly called).  Marie received her master’s degree from the University of Tennessee, and was a teacher for the Oak Ridge School system, where she taught in the elementary and home-bound programs. 

In 1979, she and her husband built a home in Roane County.  They lived there spending time growing gardens, grapes and strawberries.  She was a member of the Cedar Grove Baptist Church in Kingston where she had served as the church librarian.  Marie was also a founding member of the First Baptist Church in Oak Ridge.

She was preceded in death by her parents, nine brothers and sisters, son Donald Nathan Smith and loving husband DuPont “Dockie” Smith.

Marie is survived by three loving sons:  David DuPont (Hilda) Smith of Wilkesboro, NC, Robert Daniel Smith of Oak Ridge, and grandson (adopted son) Donald DuPont Smith of Charlottesville, VA.  She is survived by two granddaughters:  Abbie (Hugh) Hanchey and Bethany (Jon) Swaim all of Ferguson, NC.  She was a loving great grandmother of Holt and Smith Hanchey and Garris and Annalee Swaim.  Marie is also survived by many dear family friends.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, February 19, 2012 at 2:00 pm in the chapel of Vaughn Funeral Home with Rev. Kenny Plemons officiating.   Interment will be in the Spring City Cemetery. The family will receive friends Sunday one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

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Janie McCampbell
Dayton

Janie McCampbell, 57, died Wednesday, February 8, 2012 at her daughter’s home.

A lifetime resident of the Rhea County community, Janie was the daughter of the late Hilbert Bruce and Josie Russell McCampbell.  She was a graduate of Spring City High School and was a homemaker.  Janie was of the Baptist faith.

She was preceded in death by her companion of 32 years, Junior Thompson, daughter Becky McCampbell, sister Nancy Harris and brother Leon McCampbell.

Survivors include her sons Jake McCampbell and Bruce (Gertie) McCampbell both of Spring City, daughter Brandi (Jeremy) Headlee of Dayton, sisters Joyce Sherrill and Reba Janow both of Spring City, Bobbie Miller of Dayton and Idabelle Lonas of Georgia, brothers Robert McCampbell and James McCampbell both of Spring City, grandchildren Alisha (Dustin) Rivers, Paige Jolley and McKinley, Kailey and Alexus McCampbell.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 2:00 pm in the chapel of Vaughn Funeral Home.  Interment will follow in the Spring City Cemetery.  The family will receive friends Friday from 12:00 to 2:00 pm at the funeral home.



Mary Ruth Riggs Motes
Spring City, Tennessee

Mary Ruth Riggs Motes age 67, died Thursday, February 9, 2012 at Hospice Care Center in Chattanooga.

Born on June 20, 1944 in Spring City, Tennessee, Mary Ruth was the daughter of the late Claude Roscoe and Vesta Tabitha Newby Riggs.  She was a graduate of Spring City High School, Class of 1962.  Mary Ruth was formerly married to Mack Motes.  She moved from Unionville, Tennessee back to Spring City several years ago.   Mary Ruth was the owner of Triple M Manufacturing, which manufactured FDA-approved topical medication for the Tennessee Walking Horse industry.  She was the founding president of the Tennessee Walking Horse Auxiliary and a Tennessee licensed real estate agent.  Mary Ruth was a member of the Spring City Foursquare Church.

Mary Ruth was preceded in death by sisters Dorothy Riggs, Cleo Riggs Janow and Joyce Riggs Lemons and brothers Albert and Hoyt Riggs.

Survivors include her son Mack (Daphne) Motes Jr. of Shelbyville, daughter Lynda (Benjamin) Motes Hill of Eagleville, Tennessee, granddaughter Mandy Lynn Motes of Shelbyville, grandson Isaac Motes Hill of Eagleville, Tennessee and sisters Margaret Riggs Byerley, Alta Riggs Potter, and Martha Jane Riggs Deggs.

Funeral services will be Saturday, February 11, 2012 at 2:00 pm/EST in the chapel of Vaughn Funeral Home.  Interment will follow in the Thurman Cemetery.  The family will receive friends Saturday from 12:00 to 2:00 pm/EST at Vaughn Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Chattanooga, 4411 Oakwood Drive, Chattanooga, TN  37416

January 2012 Obituaries

Bert Carlyle
Spring City

Bert C. Carlyle, 85, died Sunday, January 29, 2012 at his residence.

Born in Wichita, Kansas, Bert was the son of the late Bert C. and Lenore Wilson Carlyle.  He was a veteran of the U. S. Navy serving his country during World War II.  Bert was a retired publisher, publishing newspapers and magazine that were distributed in 5 states for over 40 years.  After retiring from the publishing business, he went into the home building and real estate business.  Bert built, owned and operated a campground in Florida.  He and his wife, Helen moved from Florida to the Spring City community in 2005.  Bert was a member and a 32nd Degree Mason of the Topeka Consistory Lodge in Topeka, Kansas and a member of St. Clair United Methodist Church in Spring City.  He loved to fly and was a licensed pilot for many years.

He was preceded in death by his wife Helen Carlyle and sister Charlene Easum.

Survivors include his son Terry Carlyle of Spring City, stepmother Elsa Carlyle of Linn, Kansas, brothers Thomas (Kathryn) Carlyle of Topeka, Kansas, Arthur (Karolyn) Carlyle of Dayton, Lawrence (Jessica) Carlyle of Decatur, Tennessee, sisters Patricia Hackathorn of Spring City and Robbie Criss of Lawrence, Kansas, grandchildren Tonya Teppo of Beverly Hills, Florida and Nicole Baquie of Ocala, Florida, four great grandchildren, Lindsay Teppo,  Alyssa Baquie, Christian Rios Teppo and Mark Baquie and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service with military honors will be held Saturday, February 4, 2012 at 1:00 pm in the chapel of Vaughn Funeral Home with the Rev. James Silcox and Rev. Bill Boyd officiating.  There will be no visitation.  His remains were cremated.



Floyd Norris
Spring City

Franklin Floyd Norris 77 passed away Saturday January 28, 2012 at Erlanger Medical Center.

Born in Rhea County, Floyd was the son of the late Ridley and Grace Harris Norris. He served his country by serving in the U. S. Army. Floyd was a member of the Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Rhea Springs Lodge # 310 F. & A.M. and Pipe fitters Local #43. He retired from TVA, having worked at Watts Bar.

Floyd was preceded in death by his twin brother Lloyd Norris.

Survivors include his wife of 48 years Mary Sue Shook Norris of Spring City, son Eric (Betty) Norris of Spring City, daughter Leslie (Mark) Crackel of Spring City and grandchildren Austin and Lindsey Norris and Courtney Crackel.

Funeral services will be Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Claude Pendergrass officiating; Masonic services will follow. Burial will be in the Spring City Cemetery with military honors. The family will receive friends Monday from 6 to 8pm at Vaughn Funeral Home.



Waldo Boyce
Spring City

Waldo Leander Boyce, 84, died Wednesday, January 25, 2012 at Erlanger Medical Center.

Born in Lakeville, Maine, Waldo was the son of the late Gilbert E. and Blanche Boyce Sr..   He was a veteran of the U. S. Air Force serving his country during the Korean Conflict.  Waldo and his family moved from Melbourne, Florida to the Spring City community in 1971.  He and his wife, Mary owned and operated the Toestring Cottages and Campground in Spring City for many years.  Waldo was a member of the Dayton Church of Christ.

He was preceded in death by his brothers Gilbert Boyce Jr. and Dale Boyce and sister Elizabeth Norton.

Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Mary E. Boyce of Spring City, daughters Sandy Boyce and Patty Reed both of Spring City, son Tom Boyce of Atlanta and grandchildren Kara Howell and Brent Reed.

A memorial service will be held Friday, January 27, 2012 at 6:00 pm at the Dayton Church of Christ with Minister Steve Brown officiating.  There will be no visitation.  His remains were cremated.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.


James Spicknall
Spring City

James L. Spicknall, 71, died Tuesday, January 10, 2012 at the Methodist Medical Center in Oak Ridge.

Born in Annapolis, Maryland, he was the son of the late Henry Eugene and Gladys Mary Landis Spicknall.  James was a veteran of the U. S. Army.  He retired from the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D. C. after 25 years of service.  James moved from Bowie, Maryland to the Spring City community 16 years ago.  He was of the Episcopal faith.

He was preceded in death by his brothers William Franklin Spicknall and Steven Bruce Spicknall.

Survivors include his wife Frances Miller Spicknall of Spring City, sons James Anthony (Kristi) Spicknall of Edgewater, Maryland and Bruce James Spicknall of Spring City, stepdaughters Patsy Pendleton of Dayton and Paulena Pendleton of Spring City, sister Carol Patricia (Jerry) Carter of Spring City, brother Thomas Eugene Spicknall of Spring City, nine grandchildren, several nieces and nephews and a host of friends.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 1:00 pm in the chapel of Vaughn Funeral Home with Rev. Jerry Leffew officiating.  Interment will be in the Lakemont Cemetery in Davidsonville, Maryland.  The family will receive friends Thursday from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.


Brenda Evitt
Evensville

Brenda Sue Evitt, 59, died Monday, January 9, 2012 at Skyridge Medical Center.

A lifetime resident of Rhea County, Brenda was the daughter of the late Robert and Lizzie Marie Phipps Scroggins.  She had worked in the food services industry for several years.  Brenda was a member of Hilltop Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her daughter Barbara Ann Evitt, sisters Joy Gerren and Barbara Scroggins and brother Robert Yul Scroggins.

Survivors include her husband Randle Evitt of Evensville, son Ronald Blake Evitt of Evensville, daughter Joyce Elaine Serie of Texas, stepson Roger Dale Pelfrey of Indiana, brother Ronnie Scroggins of Dayton, sisters Diane Johnson of Graysville, Patty Scroggins of Dayton and Rhonda Doss of Spring City, four grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 3:00 pm in the chapel of Vaughn Funeral Home with Rev. Frank Sherrill officiating.  Interment will follow in the Smyrna Cemetery.  The family will receive friends Wednesday from 1:00 to 3:00 pm at the funeral home.


Elsie Durham
Spring City

Elsie C. Durham 74 passed Saturday January 7, 2012 at her residence.

Born in Spring City, Elsie was the daughter of the late Glaspy and Martha Jane England Janow. She retired from SSM Industries and was a member of the Friendship Baptist Church.

Elsie was preceded in death by her brothers Bill and Gaither Janow and sisters Anna Mae Ray, Ellen Manning, Eula True, and Clara Belle Strader.

Survivors include her husband of 25 years Floyd Durham Jr. of Spring City, stepchildren Charles (Fran) Durham and Sue Anne (Larry) Sneed both of Spring City, David (Carolyn) Durham of Dayton and Mary Jo (Larry) Boles of Evensville, sister Dorothy Janow of Spring City, eight grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be Monday at 6:00 PM in the chapel of Vaughn Funeral Home with Rev. Clyde Fitzgerald officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 4:00 PM until time of services. Burial will be Tuesday at 11:00 AM in the Spring City Memory Gardens.

Vaughn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements; www.vaughn-funeral-home.com.



Butch Cowgill
Graysville

Bernard John “Butch” Cowgill, 52, passed away Tuesday, January 3, 2012 at his residence.

A lifetime residence of Rhea County, he was the son of Ernest E. and Maryanne Becker Cowgill.  Butch was employed by TencAte in Dayton for over 21 years.  He served in the National Guard.  Butch was a member of the Graysville Church of God.

He was preceded in death by his father Ernest E. Cowgill,  maternal grandparents Bernard and Mildred Becker and paternal grandfather Clarence Cowgill.

Survivors include his mother Maryanne Becker Cowgill of Dayton, children Ernest Edwin (Jennifer) Cowgill of Dayton, Angie Ashley and Eric Ashley both of Soddy Daisy and Laura Ashley of Dayton, paternal grandmother Ruth Cowgill of St. Joseph, Michigan, brothers Mike (Lori) Cowgill and John (Glenda) Cowgill both of Dayton, sisters Tina (Jay) Allen of Dayton, Mary Creason of Evensville, and Terri (Stacy) Hickman of Spring City and granddaughter Makayla Cowgill.

Funeral services will be held Thurday at 3:00 pm in the chapel of Coulter-Garrison Funeral Home with Rev. Jimmy Talley officiating.  Interment will follow in the Rhea Memory Gardens.  The family will receive friends Thursday from 12:00 to 3:00 pm at the funeral home.

December Obituaries

Wilma “Sue” Melton
Spring City

Wilma Lee “Sue” Melton, 52, died Wednesday, December 28, 2011 at Erlanger Medical Center.

Sue was the daughter of the late James W.  and Wanda L. Anderson Melton.  She moved from Sweetwater, Tennessee to the Spring City community in 2005.  Sue attended the Rhea of Sunshine in Dayton and was of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include her brothers Clarence (Katrina) Melton and James Melton both of Sweetwater, extended family Judy and Bobby Joe Pritchett of Evensville, Bobbie and Jeff Pendleton of Spring City, Tyler and Kaitlyn Pendleton of Spring City, Gail, Winfred and Charlie Wooden of Evensville, special friend Mike Brewer of Dayton and a host of friends.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 4:00 pm in the chapel of Vaughn Funeral Home with Rev. Robert Hurd officiating.  Interment will be at Highland South in Knoxville.  The family will receive friends Friday from 2:00 to 4:00 pm at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Rhea of Sunshine in memory of Wilma Lee “Sue” Melton, 400 Greenway Blvd., Dayton, TN  37321.


Bambi Drulard
Grandview

Bambi L. Drulard 53, died Thursday, December 29, 2011 at the Hospice Care Center of East Brainerd.

Born in Toledo, Ohio, Bambi was the daughter of the late Robert Earl Foster and Edith Lawrence Foster Williams.   She was a homemaker.  Bambi and her husband, Mark, moved from Michigan to the Grandview community in 2008.  She was a member of the Grandview Baptist Church.

Bambi was preceded in death by her sisters Bonnie Sue Foster and Cindy Pribe and brother Bobby Earl Foster.

Survivors include her husband, Mark Drulard of Grandview, daughters Tasha Long of Nashville, Trina Carroll of LaPorte, Texas and Amber Wilmarth of Crossville, sons Ronald Burk III of Lima, Ohio and Wayne Burk of Nashville, sisters Jeannie Niles and Pamela Cassady both of Lima, Ohio and Schree Foster of Toledo, Ohio, brothers Ronald Foster of Texas and Donald Foster of Powell, Tennessee and eleven grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held Sunday, January 1, 2012 at 2:00 pm at the Grandview Baptist Church with Rev. Herman Fox officiating.  There will be no visitation.  Her remains were cremated.


Charles Letner
Spring City

Charles Franklin Letner 84 died Saturday, December 24, 2011 at the Rhea Medical Center. Born in Meigs County, he was the son of the late Russ and Dora Ellen Green Letner. A lifelong resident of Rhea County, Charlie retired from Roane Electric and was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ in Grandview.

Charlie was preceded in death by his sons Charles Lee Letner, Andy Russell Letner and Timmy Letner and sisters Ruth Loden, Ruby Boles and Dollie Riggs.

Survivors include his daughter Carlean (Dean) Cranfield of Spring City and son Roy F. Letner of Birchwood, four grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

Graveside services will be Monday, December 26, 2011 at 2:00 pm in the Friendship Cemetery. There will be no visitation.



Garvin Haynes
Spring City

Garvin W. Haynes, 72, died Saturday, December 17, 2011 at the Rhea Medical Center.

Born in Chatsworth, Georgia, he was the son of the late Elijah Everett and Thelma Long Haynes.  Garvin was a veteran of the U. S. Army.  He was a retired carpet installer and had lived in Spring City for the last 12 years.  Garvin was a member of the Maple Grove Baptist Church in Dalton, Georgia.

He was preceded in death by his second wife Gail Mathis Haynes and third wife Geraldine Morgan Haynes.

Survivors include his sons Garvin Haynes and Bruce Haynes both of Conyers, Georgia and Lenn Haynes of Graysville, Tennessee, daughters Helen Sanfilippo of Atlanta, Georgia, Karen Todd of Cohutta, Georgia, and Kathy Barnes of Dalton, Georgia, brothers Ray Haynes and J. C. Haynes both of Chatsworth, Georgia, eleven grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11:00 am in the chapel of Vaughn Funeral Home.   Interment will be private.  The family will receive friends Tuesday from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the funeral home.



Starr Houston
Spring City

Starr LaFaye Houston, 21, died Monday, December 12, 2011 in Cookeville, Tennessee.

A lifetime resident of Spring City, Starr was a graduate of Rhea County High School.   She attended Tennessee Tech University where she was majoring in education.  Starr’s ambition was to be a college professor of literature.  She also loved music and played both the saxophone and piano.  Starr loved being at home and caring for her animals.  She also enjoyed the beauty of the outdoors.  Starr was a member of the Wolf Creek Baptist Church in Spring City.

Survivors include her parents Michael and Ginger Pritchett Houston of Spring City, brother Kalen Michael Houston of Spring City, grandmother Helen Pritchett of Spring City, grandparents Leon and Earlene Houston of Spring City, cousins Dustin and Robert Cagle, Colton, Dolton and Shania Pritchett, Jesse and Kaci Ailey, Hannah Wilson, several aunts and uncles and her dog “Peaches”

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


John Newman
Spring City

John Alan Newman, age 64, died Monday, December 12, 2011 at his residence.

Born in Pennsylvania, John was the son of the late Leland and Sophie Snesko Newman. He moved from Baltimore, Maryland to the Spring City community in the early 1990’s.  John had worked at the Bargain Barn and United Grocery for many years.

Survivors include his wife Diane Meadows Newman of Spring City, children Robert (Heather) Newman of Graysville, Brianna Newman of Spring City, Tammy Newman of Maryland, Brandon (Candace) Johnson of Spring City and five grandchildren.

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



Keith Garrison
Spring City

Douglas Keith Garrison, 43, died Wednesday, December 7, 2011 at Erlanger Medical Center.

Keith was a native of Spring City, but had spent many years living in Georgia.  He was employed for the past ten years as an electrician for the Catoosa County Department of Education.  Keith enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents Wilburn Jack and Myrtle Garrison and James Edward and Gladys Phillips.

Survivors include his parents Ernie and Helen Garrison of Spring City, sisters Sharon (Bill) Conkle of Atlanta and Connie (Wayne) Matthew of Dayton, brother Alan Garrison of Spring City, nephews Michael Jones and Matthew Conkle, nieces Janet Rodriguez and Sarah Conkle, great nephews Noah Rodriguez and Garrison Jones, lifelong brother John Beasley and many other friends and loved ones.

Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2:00 pm in the chapel of Vaughn Funeral Home with Dr. Roger Rothwell and Rev. Josh Hollifield officiating.  Interment will follow in the Spring City Cemetery.  The family will receive friends Saturday from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the funeral home.



Charlie Brady
Spring City

Charles F. “Charlie” Brady, 98, died Tuesday, December 6, 2011 at his home.

A lifetime resident of Rhea County, Charlie was the son of the late Bill and Amanda Reed Brady.  He retired from Southern Silk Mill and had also worked as a lumber grader for Spring City Lumber Mill.  Charlie was a member of the Spring City Church of Christ.

He was preceded in death by his wife Catherine Imogene Brady, sons Bobby Brady and Stanley Brady, granddaughter Sharon Swetmon, grandson Robert Brady, great grandson Sam Brady, sisters Vada Wolfe, Georgia Loden and Cleo Jolley and brothers Earl, Lawrence and Albert Brady.

Survivors include his daughter Charlene (Bill) Smith of Spring City, daughter-in-law Janice Brady of Red Bank, six grandchildren, several great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

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

Memorials may be made to the Spring City Church of Christ, 145 Cash  Street, Spring City, TN  37381.


November Obituaries

Michael Boles
Evensville

Michael Lynn “Bouncer” Boles Sr., 40, died Tuesday, November 29, 2011 at the Cumberland Medical Center.

A lifetime resident of Rhea County, Bouncer was the son of Ralph Edward and Betty Edwards Boles Sr..  He was a truck driver.  Bouncer was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ in Grandview.

He was preceded in death by his father Ralph Edward Boles Sr., grandmother Pearl Edwards and grandfather Everett Edwards.

Survivors include his wife Beth Crouch Boles of Evensville, mother Betty Edwards Boles of Spring City, children Frances McKinney and Michael Lynn Boles Jr. both of Evensville, brother Eddie (Lori) Boles Jr. of Spring City and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 3:00 pm in the chapel of Vaughn Funeral Home with Rev. Lawrence Waller officiating.  Interment will follow in the Spring City Memorial Gardens.  The family will receive friends Friday from 1:00 to 3:00 pm at the funeral home.



Martin Hatcher
Spring City

Martin Bennett Hatcher, 82, died Tuesday, November 29, 2011 at Erlanger Medical Center.

Born in Bedford County, Virginia, Martin was the son of the late Samuel and Sally Vaughn Hatcher.  He was a veteran of the U. S. Army serving his country during the Korean Conflict.  Martin retired from TVA after 37 years of service.  He and his wife, Ginny, moved to the Spring City community from Washington, D. C. in 1954.  Martin was a member of Rhea Springs Lodge #310 F. & A. M., American Legion Post #203 and O.E.S. Chapter #209.  He helped to organize the Wolf Creek Fire Department and was an honorary lifetime member.  Martin was a member of the Spring City United Methodist Church.

He was preceded in death by his twin brother Murriel Hatcher and brothers Samuel Ray Hatcher and Maurice Hatcher and sisters Lillian Turpin, Evelyn Hertzler, Doris Lee, Elizabeth Turpin and Lucille Witt.

Survivors include his wife of 61 years Genevieve “Ginny” H. Hatcher of Spring City and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 7:00 pm in the chapel of Vaughn Funeral Home with Rev. Dale Wyrick officiating.  Masonic services will be following the service on Wednesday evening.  Interment will be Thursday at 10:00 am in the Spring City Memorial Gardens with military honors.  The family will receive friends Wednesday from 4:00 to 7:00 pm at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the Spring City United Methodist Church, P. O. Box 158, Spring City, TN 37381 or the Wolf Creek Fire Department, 4793 Wolf Creek Road, Spring City, TN  37381.


Dorothy Long
Hixson

Dorothy Ann McCuistion Long, 77, peacefully departed this life Wednesday, November 23, 2011 at Standifer Place in Chattanooga following a brief illness.

Born in Rhea Springs, Tennessee, she was the daughter of the late John Franklin and Anna Rhea Dedrick McCuistion.  Dorothy was a graduate of Spring City High School.  She and her husband, John, lived in the Hixson community for the last 30 years.  She was a devoted wife, beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother and aunt.  Dorothy was a Past Worthy Matron of the Order of the Eastern Star Chapter #209 in Spring City and a member of VFW Auxiliary of Torrington, Wyoming.  She was a member of the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Hixson.

Survivors include her husband of 61 years, John Paul Long Sr. of Hixson, sons John Paul Long Jr. of Knoxville and Franklin Mark (Colleen) Long of York, South Carolina, brother Miles (Barbara) McCuistion of Hixson, grandchildren Jeremy Long and Melissa (Jeff) Long McDaniel, great grandchild Mason “Turk” McDaniel, special family Sharon Dailey and Carol Dowd and housecats Fence Walker and Tom Coon.

Funeral services will be held Monday, November 28, 2011 at 2:00 pm in the chapel of Vaughn Funeral Home with Rev. Everett Powers officiating.  Interment will follow in the Spring City Cemetery.  The family will receive friends Monday two hours before the service at the funeral home.


Agnes Ashmore
Spring City

Agnes F. Ashmore, 88, died Tuesday, November 22, 2011 at the Spring City Care Center.

A lifetime resident of Spring City, Agnes was the daughter of the late Carl and Amanda Hill Fugate.  She was a graduate of Spring City High School and a homemaker.  Agnes was the oldest member of the Yellow Creek Baptist Church in Spring City.

She was preceded in death by her husband Thomas Ashmore, son Jerry Wayne Ashmore, brother Roland Fugate and sister Joyce Fugate.

Survivors include her sons Richard “Bo” Ashmore and Ben Ashmore both of Spring City, six grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Friday, November 25, 2011 at 2:00 pm at the Yellow Creek Baptist Church with Rev. Clyde Fitzgerald and Dr. Roger Rothwell officiating.  Interment will follow in the Ewing Cemetery.  The family will receive friends Friday two hours before the service at the church.


Allie Ray
Spring City

Allie Morene Ray, 89, died Monday, November 14, 2011 at the Life Care Center of Red Bank.

A lifetime resident of Spring City, Allie was the daughter of the late Jesse and Nancy Lemons.  She was a homemaker and enjoyed doing arts and crafts.    Allie was a member of Central Baptist Church in Spring City and the Ruth Sunday School Class.

She was preceded in death by her husband Grady Clifford Ray, sisters Alice Pendleton, Jewel Lemons, Cleo Brackins, Mary Pendleton and May Loden and brothers Lloyd, Roscoe, Albert, Allen and Jess Lemons.

Survivors include her son Clifford (Evelyn) Ray of Greer, South Carolina, daughter Nancy (Ray) Ortega of Hixson, granddaughter Tiffany Ray of Greer, South Carolina and several nieces and nephews.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Central Baptist Church, P. O. Box 192, Spring City, TN  37381  or the Alzheimer’s Association, 735 Broad Street, Suite 300, Chattanooga, TN  37402.

Frances Crow
Spring City

Frances Monday Crow, 62, of Freeport, New York and formerly of Spring City, died Tuesday, November 8, 2011 at the Mercy Medical Center in Rockville Centre, New York.

A native of Spring City, Frances was a graduate of Spring City High School and the University of Tennessee at Knoxville.  She retired from Group Technologies Corp. in Tampa, Florida.  Frances was of the Lutheran faith.

She was preceded in death by her father Grover Cleveland Monday Jr., and brother Gary Monday.

Survivors include her husband Weldon D. Crow of Freeport, New York, mother Hazel Reed Monday of Spring City, son Chris Fuller of Knoxville, stepson Phillip Crow of Mississippi, sister Brenda (Ted) Hayes of Spring City, brothers John (Delores) Monday of Spring City, and Thomas and Ronald Monday both of Graysville, Tennessee, granddaughter Savannah Bowen of Knoxville and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2:00 pm in the chapel of Vaughn Funeral Home with Dr. Alan Smith officiating.  Interment will follow in the Spring City Memorial Gardens.  The family will receive friends Saturday two hours prior to the service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Susan G. Komen Foundation, 5600 Brainerd Road, Suite B22, Chattanooga, TN  37411

October Obituaries

Grover Boles Sr.
Rockwood, TN

Grover H. Boles Sr. 63 died Friday, October 28, 2011at Roane Medical Center. Born in Spring City, he was the son of the late Eston and Ruby Letner Boles Sr. Grover was a graduate of Spring City High School and served in the U. S. Army.  He was an employee Kimble Chase in Rockwood for the last thirteen years.

Grover was preceded in death by his son Wayne Caruthers, grandson Patrick Lee Boles and brothers Ted, Homer, Jack, Ralph, William, Donald and Eston Boles Jr.

Survivors include his wife Paulette Nelson Caruthers of Rockwood, children Jeanie (Marvin) Pressley of Kingston, Melissa (Shane) Wertz of Rockwood, Gayle (Ricky) Byrd of Enterprise, AL and Grover (Tracie) Boles Jr. of Spring City, brothers Hoyal Boles of Spring City and Roy Boles of Jacksonville, FL, grandchildren Justin and Quinton Pressley, Skyla Burks and Savanna Brackett, Kelsey Capps, Caleb Sherrill and Christopher and Danielle Byrd, great grandchildren Ally Brackett and Rena Capps and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be Monday at 2:00 pm in the chapel of Vaughn Funeral Home with Rev. Sherry Boles officiating. Interment will follow in the Friendship Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Sunday, October 30, 2011 from 6 to 8 pm.

Memorials can be made to St. Jude’s Committee - Roane County Chapter, %Greg Hill, 199 Rendezvous Road, Rockwood, TN  37854.

A special thanks to the employees of Kimble Chase, Dr. Petrilla and staff at the Roane Medical Center, Stephanie Williams CNA and the St. Jude’s Committee of Roane Co.



Charles Wilson
Spring City

Charles M. Wilson, 88, died Friday, October 21, 2011 at his home.

Born in Spring City, he was the son of the late James R. and Amanda Brown Wilson.   Charles lived many years in Texas before returning to the Spring City community in 1989.  He was retired from Amoco Oil Company.  Charles was of the Catholic faith.

He was preceded in death by his wife Alice Nieves Wilson, stepson Carl Pelham and several brothers and sisters.

Survivors include family members Gwen (Darren) Reece, Jada and Trevor Reece and Haley Rhodes.

A private graveside memorial service and interment will be held Wednesday, October 26, 2011 at Friendship Cemetery.  There will be no visitation.  His remains were cremated.


Helen Saunders
Spring City

Helen H. Saunders, 81, died Tuesday, October 11, 2011 at the Rhea Medical Center.

Born in Lackey, Kentucky, Helen was the daughter of the late Ballard and Lula Trippett Hughes.  She was a homemaker.  Helen moved from Kettering, Ohio to the Spring City community in 1987.  She was a member of the St. Clair United Methodist Church in Spring City and was also recognized as a Kentucky Colonel.

Helen was preceded in death by her husband Donald E. Saunders Sr.

Survivors include her daughter Terry (Steve) Merkel of Ironton, Ohio, son Donald E. (LuAnn) Saunders Jr. of Miamisburg, Ohio, sister Delo Johnson of Pikeville, Kentucky, five grandchildren, five great grandchildren and several nieces.

Funeral services will be Thursday at 2:00 pm in the chapel of Vaughn Funeral Home with Rev. Jim Silcox officiating. Interment will follow in the Spring City Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends Thursday from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm at the funeral home.


Rachel Bowen
Spring City

Rachel S. Bowen, 86, died Sunday, October 9, 2011 at the Spring City Care Center.

A lifetime resident of Spring City, she was the daughter of the late James William and Julia Ann Harris Smith.   Rachel was retired from La-Z-Boy Corporation.  She was a member of the Pennine Baptist Church in Spring City and a former member of the Red Hat Society.  Rachel was a loving mother, grandmother and sister.

Rachel was preceded in death by her husband Robert C. Bowen, son Robert Leonard Bowen and brothers Ralph, Jonathan and Elmo “Doc” Smith. 

Survivors include her sons Doyle (Margaret) Bowen and Charles (Doris) Bowen both of Rockwood and Paul Bowen of Spring City, daughters Mary (Max) Smith of Dayton, Linda (Bob) Fugate of Rockwood and Ruby Bowen and Naomi (Don) Hinely both of Spring City, sister Stella Cox of Crossville, several grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be Wednesday at 2:00 pm in the chapel of Vaughn Funeral Home with Rev. Clyde Fitzgerald and Rev. Charles Bowen 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.


September Obituaries


Kenneth Monday
Grandview

Kenneth “Kenny” R. Monday, 54, died Sunday, September 25, 2011 at his home.

A lifetime resident of Grandview, Kenny was the son of George Ed and Shirley Reid Monday.  He was a graduate of the Rhea County High School Class of 1975.  Kenny was a truck driver and retired from Robinson Manufacturing after 28 years of service.  He was of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by his father George Ed Monday.

Survivors include his mother Shirley Reid Monday of Grandview, brothers Michael (Sutton) Monday of Covington, Georgia and David (Kim) Monday of Grandview and sisters Donna (Billy) Popas and Doris (Ron) Gilbert both of Grandview.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2:00 pm EST in the chapel of Vaughn Funeral Home with Rev. Randall Dye officiating.  A private burial will be held in the Monday Family Cemetery.  The family will receive friends Tuesday from 6:00 to 8:00 pm EST at the funeral home.



Louise K. Tipton

Louise K. Tipton, 85, of Cleveland and formerly of Spring City, died Tuesday, September 20, 2011 at the Skyridge Medical Center in Cleveland.

Born in Rhea County, Louise was the daughter of the late Bill and Ollie Belle Ray Crisp.  She was retired from Watts Bar Resort and Rhea Medical Center after many years of service.  Louise was a member of Texas Grove Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husbands Walter Garrison and Dennis Tipton, stepson Charles Tipton and brother Jimmie Crisp.

Survivors include her sons Roland Garrison of Spring City, Oland Garrison of Dayton and Earl (Beverly) Garrison of Dayton, daughters Linda (Darrell) Price of Dillsboro, Indiana and Joyce (Carroll) Hale of Dayton, stepsons Ralph Tipton of Cadiz, Kentucky, Marion Tipton of Evensville and Richard Tipton, Russell Tipton and Neil Tipton all of Dayton, stepdaughters Jeanette Scott of Afton, Tennessee and Mary Clark of Dayton, grandchildren Kevin Sheble, Minna DeLuca, Deana Scoggins, Sambo Garrison, Shannon Garrison, Donna Henderson, Jake Binkley, Gorden Binkley and Kim Eason and several great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.


A graveside service will be held Friday at 12:00 pm in the McClendon Cemetery in Spring City with Rev. Norman Huskey officiating.  As per Louise’s request there will be no visitation.




Bonnie Reece
Grandview

Bonnie Godsey Reece, 54, died Monday, September 5, 2011 in Wytheville, Virginia.

A lifetime resident of Grandview, she was the daughter of the late Charlie Woodrow Godsey and Lela Russell Godsey Pendleton.  Bonnie was a homemaker and a member of the Friendship Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her sisters Ina Mae Godsey, Laura Mae Smith and Ellie Phillips and brothers Earl, Andy and Jim Godsey.

Survivors include her daughters Rachel G. (John) Beebee of Spring City and Dixie Reece of Hurricane, West Virginia, son Lucas Reece of Dayton, sisters Patsy (Walter) Holloway of Spring City and Nannie Jenkins of Rockwood, brothers Earnest Godsey, Lidge (Peggy) Godsey and Herbert (Mildred) Godsey all of Spring City, eight grandchildren and companion Paul J. Olinger of Grandview.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 11:00 am in the chapel of Vaughn Funeral Home with Rev. Jerry Leffew officiating.  Interment will follow in the Friendship Cemetery.  The family will receive friends Wednesday from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the funeral home.

Greg Lowe
Grandview

William G. “Greg” Lowe 64 died Saturday, September 3, 2011 at the Rhea Medical Center. Born in Hazard, KY, he was the son of the late Winfred and Lynnette Baker Lowe. Greg was a retired millwright with Local #1066 in Cincinnati, Ohio. He was veteran of the US Army having served his country during the Vietnam Conflict. Greg was of the protestant faith. He and his wife “Sam” have made their home in Grandview; having moved from Cincinnati, Ohio fifteen years ago.

He was preceded in death by his sister Lynnette Lowe.

Survivors include his wife of 27 years Margaret “Sam”Lowe of Grandview, son Gregory Lowe of Ohio, stepchildren Joanna Ray of Grandview and Christopher Haynes of Ohio, five grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.

Memorial services will be Tuesday at 6:00 pm in the chapel of Vaughn Funeral Home. As per Greg’s request, his remains were cremated


Rickey Turner
Spring City

Rickey Lee Turner, 52, died Thursday, September 1, 2011 at Erlanger Medical Center.

A lifetime resident of Spring City, he was the son of George Turner and Mary Rhymer Turner Miles.  Rickey was a self-employed mechanic and a member of the Spring City Church of God.

He was preceded in death by his father George Turner.

Survivors include his mother and stepfather Mary and Ronald Miles of Spring City, son David L. Turner of Spring City, daughters Shelby Hale of Dayton and Linda Turner of Spring City, brothers Michael Turner, Charles Turner and Darrin Turner all of Spring City, and granddaughter Amber Michelle Turner.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2:00 pm at the Spring City Church of God with Rev. Andy Thompson and Rev. Paul Nolan  officiating.  Interment will follow in the Spring City Memorial Gardens.  The family will receive friends Tuesday from 12:00 to 2:00 pm at the church.


August Obituaries

Myrtle Hackler
Spring City

Myrtle B. Hackler, 83, died Thursday, August 18, 2011 at her home.

A lifetime resident of Rhea County, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Delia Young Barley.   Myrtle was a homemaker and formerly active in the Rhea County Crewettes.  She was a member of the Spring City Foursquare Church and was involved with various church activities.

Myrtle was preceded in death by her husband Kenneth Hackler, sons James and Kenneth Lynn Hackler and brothers Ray and Junior Barley. 

Survivors include her son Gerald (Susan) Hackler of Spring City, daughter Diane (Gene) Golliher of Spring City, brother Gene (Lenora) Barley of Douglasville, Georgia, sisters Carolyn Morris of Kingston, Georgia, and Joetta (Dewey) Gravitt and Billie (Jim) Mayberry both of Dayton, grandchildren Michael and Kevin Hackler, Dennis and J. W. Golliher, Brittaney Clark and Jarrod Benton and seven great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be Sunday, August 21, 2011 at 2:00 pm at the Spring City Foursquare Church with Brother David Daniels officiating. Interment will follow in the Spring City Cemetery. The family will receive friends Saturday from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Spring City Foursquare Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to “Toys For Children” in care of First Bank of Tennessee, Attention:  Virginia Ellis, P. O. Box 99, Spring City, TN  37381.

Brandalynn May
Riceville

Brandalynn Sabrice May, 3, died Sunday, August 14, 2011 at the Athens Regional Medical Center.

Born in Chattanooga, Tennessee, she was the daughter of Stephanie May and William B. Defur. 

She was preceded in death by her grandparents Rebecca Baber and Willie May.

Survivors include her mother Stephanie D. May of Etowah, father William B. Defur of Dayton, foster parents Virginia and Peter Rock of Riceville, sisters Allyson and Destaney Defur both of Etowah and grandparents Billy and Karen Defur of Dayton.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2:00 pm in the chapel of Vaughn Funeral Home with Rev. Clyde Fitzgerald officiating.  Interment will follow in Buttram Cemetery.  The family will receive friends Thursday from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm at the funeral home.


Dorline Jones
Spring City

Ruby Dorline “Dot” Jones, 83, died Sunday, August 7, 2011 at the
Spring City Care Center.

A lifetime resident of Spring City, she was the daughter of the late Ernest and Della Smith Alley.  Dot was a graduate of Spring City High School.  She was a homemaker and devoted her entire life to her family.  Dot was a member of the Pennine Baptist Church in Spring City.

She was preceded in death by her husband Clarence Elmer Jones, brothers Dexter, Loy, Ernestine “Bally” and J. D. Alley.

Survivors include her daughters Beverly J. (Bob Kozul) Garrison and Janice (Tom) Motes both of Spring City and Kim (Sam) Profitt of Crossville, son Randy (Patty) Jones of Cleveland, ten grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11:00 am in the chapel of Vaughn Funeral Home with Rev. Frank Evans and Rev. Jeremy Jones officiating.  Interment will follow in the Spring City Cemetery.  The family will receive friends Tuesday from 5:00 to 8:00 pm at the funeral home.


Roy Lee McBay
Spring City

Roy Lee “Mac” McBay, 65, went home to be with his Lord on Saturday afternoon, August 6, 2011 at Erlanger Medical Center.

Born in Spring City on May 8, 1946, he was the son of Ernest L. and Flora Mae Cooley McBay.  Mac was a graduate of Spring City High School.  He was retired from Kayser Roth Manufacturing after more than 20 years of service, prior to that, he was employed at the Southern Silk Mill.  Mac attended Wolf Creek Baptist Church in Spring City.

He was preceded in death by his father Ernest L. McBay, mother Flora Mae Cooley McBay, stepmother Mildred M. McBay, sister Sarah Hulgan, brothers William Floyd McBay and Levoid McBay and nieces Sandra and Sissy.

Survivors include his daughters Melanie (Gerald) Swafford of Spring City and Rachel (Timmy) McBay of Dayton, son Richard (Elizabeth) McBay of Athens, Tennessee, sister Betty Mae Simpson of Grandview, sister-in-law Kat McBay of Spring City, special friend and former wife Lynn McBay of Spring City, grandchildren Summer and Brandon McBay, Triston Swafford, Erica Hearon, Alexa, Ryli and Connor McBay and Grace and Kaylee Vaughn, great grandchildren Ashton, Jaydon, Bayleigh, Talen and L. J. and a host of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 4:00 pm in the chapel of Vaughn Funeral Home with Rev. Paul Forgey officiating.  Interment will follow in the Spring City Cemetery.  The family will receive friends Tuesday from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm at the funeral home.


James Albert Dodd Sr.
Spring City

James “Albert” Dodd Sr., 55, of Spring City, died Saturday, August 6, 2011 at his home.

A lifetime resident of Spring City, he was the son of the late Junior and Irene Smith Dodd.  Albert was a well driller for many years.  He was of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by his brothers Michael, Jim, Robert and Carl Dodd.

Survivors include his wife of 34 years Wanatha Bracken Dodd of Spring City, sons James Dodd, Michael Dodd, Frankie (Jacklyn) Dodd and Chris (Cynthia) Dodd all of Spring City, brother Chuck Dodd of Dayton, sisters Wanda Faye Perez of Athens, Tennessee and Judy Clowers of Spring City, eleven grandchildren, several nieces and nephews and special friend Margaret Dodd.

A graveside service will be held Tuesday at 2:00 pm in the Spring City Cemetery.  The family will receive friends Tuesday from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm at the funeral home.

Justin Roberts
Crossville

Justin Lynn Roberts, 27, of Crossville, died Thursday, August 4, 2011 at Cumberland Medical Center.

A lifetime resident of Spring City, he was the son of Larry E. and Sue Ann Roberts Sr.  Justin was a veteran of the U. S. Army 101st Airborne Division and served his country during Operation Iraqi Freedom.  He was currently employed at Colinx as a forklift operator.  Justin was a member of the Southern Souls Motorcycle Club and served as vice president of the Crossroads Chapter.    An avid hunter, Justin  loved NASCAR, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and driving trucks.  Justin was a member of the Webb’s Chapel Church of God in Spring City.

He was preceded in death by his father Larry E. Roberts Sr., paternal grandfather Lynn Roberts and maternal grandmother Imogene Thompson.

Survivors include his mother Sue Ann Thompson Roberts (James C. Maddox) of Cleveland, wife Keisha Hamby Roberts of Crossville, brothers Kenny (Coty) Reed of Spring City and Larry Eugene Roberts Jr. of Spring City, sister Angie (William) Hopkins of Mobile, Alabama, paternal grandmother Christine Roberts of Spring City, maternal grandparents James and Donna Thompson of Grandview, nephews Mason Reed and C. J. Hopkins, nieces Kayla and Alicia Smith and several aunts and uncles.

Funeral services will be held Monday at 11:30 am in the chapel of Vaughn Funeral Home with Rev. Jackie Penny officiating.  Interment with military honors will be Monday at 2:00 pm at the Chattanooga National Cemetery.  The family will receive friends Sunday from 2:00 to 8:00 pm at the funeral home.


July Obituaries

Arthur Starring
Hixson

Arthur L. Starring, 82, died Friday, July 29, 2011 at his home.

Born in Spring City and raised in Grandview, he was the son of the late Ralph Stebbins and Ruth Hinds Starring.  Arthur was a graduate of Spring City High School and a veteran of the U. S. Navy serving his country during the Korean Conflict.  He and his wife, Blanche, moved from Rhea County to the Hixson community in 1954.  Arthur retired from Dupont after 37 years of service and also worked for Marshall Mize Ford after his retirement.  He was an avid hunter and was a former member of the Highland Sportsmen’s Club.  Arthur also served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Grandview Heritage Foundation.  He attended Hixson First Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his grandson Chad Starring.

Survivors include his wife of 59 years Blanche Ray Starring of Hixson, daughters Donna (Roger) Smith of Chattanooga and Bliss (Joe) Reburn of Hixson, sons Mike (Peggy) Starring of Chesterfield, Virginia, Allen (Darlene) Starring of Woodstock, Georgia and Scott (Paula) Starring of Hixson, sister Martha Blevins of Kingston, Tennessee and brother Charles (Jimmie) Starring of Rockwood, Tennessee, seven grandchildren, three great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. 

A graveside service with military honors will be held Monday at 3:00 pm at Stebbins Cemetery with Rev. Stephen Zimmerman officiating.   The family will receive friends Monday in the chapel of Vaughn Funeral Home from 1:00 pm until the time of the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Grandview Heritage Foundation or Stebbins Cemetery in care of Crystal Giles at First Bank of Tennessee, P. O. Box 99, Spring City, Tennessee  37381

Howard Patrick
Grandview

Howard C. Patrick, 82, died Thursday, July 21, 2011 at the Cumberland Medical Center.

Born in Huntsville, Alabama, he was the son of the late Howard W. and Goldie West Patrick.  Howard was a veteran of the U. S. Army serving his country during the Korean Conflict.  He retired from Combustion Engineering after 30 years of service.  Howard was of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by his wife Margie Lee Patrick.

Survivors include his sons Howard (Willa) Patrick and Roger (Shonda ) Patrick both of Grandview and Michael (Aloma) Patrick of Spring City, stepson Johnny L. (Theresa) Cannon of Chattanooga, eight grandchildren and several great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2:00 pm in the chapel of Vaughn Funeral Home with Rev. Paul Phipps officiating.  Interment will follow in the Mt. Zion Cemetery.  The family will receive friends Saturday from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the funeral home.


Terry Lynn Sneed
Evensville

Terry Lynn Sneed, 53, died Saturday, July 16, 2011 in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Born in Rhea County, he was the son of the late Melvin Junior Sneed.  Terry was employed as a truck driver.

Survivors include his mother Georgia A. Locke of Evensville, his son Shannon (Toni) Sneed of Soddy Daisy, several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.

A memorial service will be held Friday, July 22, 2011 at 5:00 pm at the White Oak Baptist Church in Dayton with Rev. Bill Ewing and Rev. Carl Hunsucker officiating.  The family will receive friends Friday one hour before the service at the church.  At Terry’s request, his remains were cremated.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in memory of Terry to the White Oak Baptist Church, Dayton, Tennessee.

Hazel Osborne
Spring City

Hazel Osborne, 94, died Monday, July 11, 2011 at the Spring City Care and Rehabilitation Center.

A lifetime resident of Rhea County, she was the daughter of the late Benjamin and Amanda Thomas Henderson.  Hazel was a homemaker and a member of Central Baptist Church in Spring City.

She was preceded in death by her husband Samuel E. Osborne, son Joseph Elmer Osborne and sister Mary Edith Crisp.

Survivors include her daughters Wanda White of Spring City, Nancy McCague of St. Petersburg, Florida, Mary Lou  Ingraham of Spring Hill, Florida, Diane Osborne of Spring City and Debbie Latshaw of Spring City, sons Samuel Earl Osborne of Dunnellon, Florida, Frank Osborne of Chattanooga, John Osborne of Rockwood and Dean Osborne of Spring City, 15 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren and 10 great-great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Thursday 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 Wednesday from 5:00 to 8:00 pm at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in memory of Hazel to the Spring City Care and Rehabilitation Center, 331 Hinch Street, Spring City, TN  37381.

William Daniels
Spring City

Lonas William “Wilmo” Daniels Jr., 36, died Saturday, July 9, 2011.

A lifetime resident of Spring City, he was the son of Lonas Daniels Sr. and Peggy Smith Redmon.  He was a self employed laborer and of the Baptist faith.

William was preceded in death by his sister Teresa Redmon.

Survivors include his father Lonas Daniels Sr. of Spring City, mother Peggy Smith Redmon of Dayton, daughters Bre Perry, Angel Perry and Emily Perry all of Crossville, brother Kenneth Daniels of Decatur, sisters Melissa Rogers of Spring City and Peggy Xiloj and Jessica Redmon both of Dayton.

Funeral services will Tuesday at 2:00 pm in the chapel of Vaughn Funeral Home with Pastor Chip Beaulieu officiating. Interment will follow in the Mt. Sulphur Cemetery.  The family will receive friends Tuesday from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm at the funeral home.

Barney Lemons
Grandview

Barnett Cornell “Barney” Lemons Jr 64 died Friday July 1, 2011 at Cumberland Medical Center in Crossville. A lifetime resident of Rhea County, Barney was a self employed logger. He served his country during the Vietnam Conflict serving in the US Army; where he received the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star. Barney was a member of the Bible Baptist Church in Crossville.

He was preceded in death by his father Barnett Lemons Sr.

Survivors include his wife Hazel Monroe Lemons of Grandview, mother Maggie Holloway Miller of Spring City, step mother Valeria Lemons of Elyria, OH, daughter Rachel Poman of Elyria, son Eric Lemons of Lexington, KY, step daughters Sherri Mitchell of Spring City and Tina Adams of Crossville, sisters Nellie (Bob) Harper and Diane Allen both of Elyria and Donna Woodard of Spring City, brothers Jimmy Lemons of Spring City and Donald and David Lemons both of Elyria, eight grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be Monday July 4, 2011 at 10am in the chapel of Vaughn Funeral Home with Rev. Donald Whattenbarger officiating. Burial with military honors will follow in the Mt. Sulpher Cemetery. The family will receive friends Sunday from 4 to 8 pm at Vaughn Funeral Home. www.vaughn-funeral-home.com




June Obituaries
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May Obituaries

Johnny Locke
Spring City

Johnny R. Locke, age 55, died Wednesday, May 4, 2011 at Roane Medical Center in Harriman.

A lifetime resident of Spring City, Johnny was the son of the late Fred L. and Dora Cox Locke.  He was of the Methodist faith.

He was preceded in death by his brotherAnthony Locke. 

Survivors include his sisters Janice (Andre Sr.) Sharp of Dayton and Althena (Chuck) Johnson of Philadelphia, Tennessee, brothers Freddie Locke of Spring City and Stanley (Sharone) Locke of Stafford, Virginia, aunt Earmel Doughty of Rockwood, devoted cousin Jacqueline Johnson, special friends Renee Burton and Mr. and Mrs. Sonny Oggs and caregivers and friends Billy Henley, Judy Fugate, and Charles Stanley.

Funeral services will be Saturday at 3:00 pm in the chapel of Vaughn Funeral Home.  Interment will follow in the Petersburg Cemetery.  The family will receive friends Saturday from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm at the funeral home.

Alexis Reed
Grandview

Alexis Marie Reed, infant, died Wednesday, May 4, 2011 at her home.

Born in Crossville, Tennessee, Alexis was the daughter of Tanisha Porter Reed and John Reed.

She was preceded in death by her maternal great grandfather Blackjack Porter, maternal great-great grandparents Hub and Flossie Housley, paternal grandfather Shane Reed and paternal great grandmother Maggie Lemons. 

Survivors include her mother Tanisha Porter Reed of Grandview, father John Reed of Spring City, maternal grandparents Mike and Beth Porter of Grandview, maternal great grandmother Hazel Porter of Grandview, maternal great grandparents Carla and Danny Blair of Spring City, and David Harper Sr. of Chattanooga, and paternal grandparents Roxanne Reed and Ray Lemons both of Spring City.

A memorial service will be held Monday, May 9, 2011 at 6:00 pm in the chapel of Vaughn Funeral Home with the Rev. Danny Carter officiating.  There will be no visitation.  Her remains were cremated.

Paul Lemons Sr
Spring City

Paul A. Lemons Sr 73 died Saturday, May 7, 2011 at Skyridge Medical Center in Cleveland, TN. Born in Spring City, Paul was a lifetime resident. He was the son of the late Roscoe E. and Virginia Bell Miller Lemons. Paul worked at SSM Industries for over 48 years and was of the Baptist faith. He served his country by serving in the US Navy.

Paul was preceded in death by his brother Tommy Lemons and his long time companion Mary Sue Bennett.

Survivors include his son Paul A. Lemons Jr of Spring City, daughters Fleshia (Chris) Lujan and Linda M. Reed both of Midland, Texas, sisters Tootsie Norris of Spring City, Mary Kate Coffer of Rockwood, TN, Helen Pritchett of Spring City and Susie Price of Dayton, seven grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.

Graveside services will be Tuesday at 1:00 pm in the Friendship Cemetery with Rev. Kyle Hinch officiating. The family will receive friends Monday from 6 to 8 pm at Vaughn Funeral Home.

Anita Davis
Spring City

Anita G. Davis 74 passed away Saturday May 14, 2011 in Dunlap, TN.

Born in Jamestown, TN, she was the daughter of the late James Howard and Vera Tinch Gracy. Anita was a homemaker and was active with the Grandview Twirlers. She was of the Baptist faith.

Anita was preceded in death by her husband James Edward “Edd” Davis, son Jimmy Lee Ashburn, daughter Debra Denise Davis and her aunt and uncle Dona and Earl Hiser.

Survivors include her son John (Mindy) Davis of Pikeville, brother Jim (Barbara) Gracy of Spring City, grandchildren Natasha (Phil) Warren and Hunter West both of Maryville, Christopher Davis of Spring City, Heather (Josh) Hill and Hali West both of Cookeville and great grandchildren Ashlynn Warren and Braden Davis.

Funeral services will be Tuesday May 17, 2011 at 11:00 am in the chapel of Vaughn Funeral Home with Rev. Paul Doan Jr. officiating. Interment will follow in the Spring City Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends Monday from 6 to 8 pm at the funeral home.

Bill Gaines
Spring City

Vernon W. “Bill” Gaines 59 died Sunday May 15, 2011 in Kindred Hospital in Chattanooga. Born in Rockwood, Bill was a lifelong resident of Spring City. He was the son of the late Elmer C. and Velma Mincey Gaines Jr. Bill graduated from Spring City High School in 1970 and was employed at the Oakridge National Lab for over 25 years. He was a member of the Friendship Baptist Church.

Bill was preceded in death by his sisters Shirley Godsey, Sandra Perry and Barbara Byrd and his brother Harold Gaines.

Survivors include his daughters Tracy Queen of Atlanta, Jacqueline (Josh) Phillips of Knoxville and Annie Gaines of Spring City and his son Brian Gaines of Spring City, brothers Gerald and Terry Gaines both of Spring City and David Gaines of Lenoir City, sisters Patty Kast of Chattanooga and Pam Johnson of Spring City, three grandchildren Hope Dunn and Faith Wright and Tyler Queen.

Funeral services will Tuesday at 2:00 pm in the chapel of Vaughn Funeral Home with Rev. Norman Huskey officiating. As per his request, his remains will be cremated. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Monday from 6 to 8 pm.

Teresa Redmon
Dayton

Teresa Dawn Redmon, 20, died Monday May 16, 2011 at Erlanger Medical Center.

Born in Cookeville, TN, she was the daughter of Kenneth Wayne Redmon and Peggy Sue Smith Redmon.

Survivors include her father Kenneth (Crystal) Redmon of Baxter, TN, mother Peggy Sue Smith Redmon of Dayton, daughter Allyissa Redmon of Dayton, sons Emanuel and Nicholas Wayne Redmon both of Dayton, brothers William Daniels of Dayton and Kenneth Daniels of Spring City, sisters Peggy Lou Siloj, Melissa Rogers and Jessica Redmon all of Dayton, paternal grandmother Ethel Redmon of Baxter, TN, special friend Alisha Rivers of Dayton and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be Monday May 23, 2011 at 2:00 pm in the chapel of Vaughn Funeral Home with Pastor Chip Beaulieu officiating.  Interment will follow in the Buttram Cemetery. The family will receive friends Monday from 12:00 to 2:00 pm at the funeral home.

Esta Barton
Spring City

Esta Frances Roberts Barton, 95, passed away on Thursday, May 19, 2011 at Roane Medical Center in Harriman.

Born in Meigs County, Tennessee on June 27, 1915, Esta was the oldest daughter of the late Graham and Inez Henley Roberts Sr..  She retired from Southern Silk Mill.  At the age of 70, she began painting porcelain as a hobby and became an accomplished painter under the guidance of Kathryn Van Vleet.  Esta was a member of the International Porcelain Artists & Teachers, Inc., and the Melton Hill Porcelain Artists Club of Oak Ridge.  She was a longtime member of the Spring City United Methodist Church and enjoyed spending time with her friends.

Esta was preceded in death by her husband James Sheehan  “Ripper” Barton, brothers Charles “Buster” Roberts , Graham “Gube” Roberts Jr., and Orville “Buddy” Roberts and nephew Paul Mercer Jr.

She is survived by her sister Reba Roberts Mercer of Knoxville, nephew Graham “Jerry” (Nancy) Roberts of Decatur, nieces Susan (Ed) Poore and Jane (Mike) McPherson and Phyllis Mercer all of Knoxville. 

Funeral services will be Sunday, May 22, 2011 at 3:00 pm in the chapel of Vaughn Funeral Home with Rev. Dale Wyrick officiating. Interment will follow in the Spring City Cemetery. The family will receive friends Sunday one hour prior to the service at the funeral home


Rev. Al Mimbs
Spring City

Rev. Al Daniel Mimbs, 76, passed away on Sunday, May 22, 2011 at his home.

Born in Macon, Georgia, he was the son of the late Green Daniel and Latha Inez Wright Mimbs.  A graduate of Life Bible College, Al had graduate work at the University of Alabama.  While pastoring his first church, he taught English and math at both the middle school and high school levels as well as teaching math at the School for the Deaf in Talladega, Alabama.  Al also worked for the Department of Parks and Recreation in Sylacauga, Alabama.  He was a Foursquare minister for over 50 years and received the 50 year service award from the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel in 2007.  Al pastored churches in Sylacauga, Alabama, Columbus, Georgia, and Raleigh and Concord, North Carolina.  He retired from the Foursquare Gospel Church in Spring City in 2001.     

He was preceded in death by brothers Joe, Royce, and Ivey Mimbs and a sister Dorothy Jane Rose.

Al is survived by his wife of 45 years, Lois Werth Mimbs, brother James Mimbs of Macon, Georgia and sisters Lois (Roy) Bryan of San Jose, California and Evelyn Rubino of Miami, Florida. 

Funeral services will be Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at 7:00 pm in the chapel of Vaughn Funeral Home with Dr. Ron Ingram officiating. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 2:00 to 4:00 pm and 5:00 to 7:00 pm at Vaughn Funeral Home.  On Friday, May 27, 2011, the family will receive from 2:00 to 3:00 pm CDT at the Concord Presbyterian Church in Waterloo, Illinois.  Interment will follow at 3:30 pm CDT in the Waterloo Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Teach All Nations Mission, c/o Delron and Peggy Shirley, 3210 Cathedral Spires Drive, Colorado Springs, CO  80904 or Amazon Expeditions for Adam and Jenn Bostic who serve in Peru, P. O. Box 2183, Cedar Hill, TX  75106-2183.

Betty Wilkey
Spring City

Betty L.Wilkey, 72, died Friday May 27, 2011 at Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga. Born in Detroit, Michigan, Betty was the daughter of the late Sterrell and Maude Wilson Henderson. A lifelong resident of Rhea County, Betty was a homemaker and of the Christian faith.

Betty was preceded in death by her husband Billy Joe Wilkey and her grandson Shane Letner.

Survivors include her daughter Faith (Bruce) Garner of Hixson, sons Mike (Betty) Wilkey of Decatur, TN and Joe (Angie) Wilkey of Spring City, sister Noreen Coble of Dayton, six grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be Monday at 7 pm in the chapel of Vaughn Funeral Home with Rev. Herman Jordan and Rev. Carter Johnson officiating.  Interment will be Tuesday at 10 am in Spring City Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at Vaughn Funeral Home Monday from 4 pm until time of services.


April Obituaries

Ruby Moore
Spring City

Ruby Moore 97 passed away Saturday April 2, 2011 at the Spring City Care Center.

Born in Spring City, Ruby was the daughter of the late Arthur and Maude Ingle Johnson. She was a graduate of Spring City High School and an employee of Robinson Drug Store for 34 years until her retirement. Ruby was a charter member of the Central Baptist Church, where she was active in various church activities.

She was preceded by her husband of 70 years Raymond Moore, brother Vinall Johnson and sister Velma J. McCabe.

Survivors include her nieces Linda (Tommy) Bishop of Athens, Brenda (John) McCamish of Riceville and Willa Dean Carroll of Chattanooga, several great nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be Sunday at 3:00p.m. in the chapel of Vaughn Funeral Home with Rev. Kenneth Elkins and Rev. Danny Carter officiating. Burial will follow in the Spring City Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour before services. Memorials by be made to the Central Baptist Church in Spring City.


Sherman Ownbey Jr.
Spring City

Sherman A. Ownbey Jr., 84, died  Saturday, April 2, 2011 at his home.

Born in St. Petersburg, Florida, Sherman was the son of the late Sherman A. and Thelma Louise Murphy Ownbey Sr.  He was a veteran of the U. S. Marine Corp and served his country during World War II.  Sherman and his wife, Marian, moved from St. Petersburg, Florida to the Spring City community in 1977.  He retired from TVA – Watts Bar Nuclear Plant.  Sherman was a member of the Spring City Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his wife Marian Ownbey, brothers Howard Ownbey and Bill Ownbey and sisters Mary Nola Kimura and Vivian Paulsen.

Survivors include his daughter Joyce Reid of Spring City and son Leon (Carol) Ownbey of Spring City, brothers Frank Ownbey of Floral City, Florida, Richard Ownbey of St. Petersburg, Florida, and Marion “Buck” Ownbey of Idaho, sisters Margaret Hall of Hernando, Florida, Peggy Parish of Taliquah, Oklahoma, Gail Janus of Pinson, Alabama and Donna Fields of St. Petersburg, Florida, grandchildren Todd and Evan Ownbey, Steve Embree and Kara Reid and one great grandchild Shelby Embree.

Funeral services will be Wednesday at 2:00 pm in the chapel of Vaughn Funeral Home with Rev. Robert Hurd officiating.  Burial with military honors will follow in the Spring City Cemetery. The family will receive friends Wednesday two hours prior to the service at the funeral home.

Robert Runyan
Spring City

Robert Ray Runyan, 68, died  Saturday, April 2, 2011 at Erlanger Medical Center.

A lifetime resident of Rhea County, Robert was the son of the late Guy Lewis and Gertie Mae Fine Runyan.  He was the owner of R & R Excavating.  Robert was of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by his brother Charlie Runyan.

Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Rose W. Runyan of Spring City, daughters Linda Skilles of Dayton and Beverly (Eric) Tallent of Spring City, son Randy (Cindy) Runyan of Spring City, sisters Margaret White and Betty Snyder both of Dayton, brothers Walter Runyan and Bill Runyan both of Dayton, five grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be Wednesday at 4:30 pm in the chapel of Vaughn Funeral Home with Rev. Paul Forgey officiating. Burial will follow in the Friendship Cemetery. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the funeral home.

Donnie Lawson
Spring City

Donnie Lee Lawson, age 78, died Saturday, April 2, 2011 at the Spring City Care Center.

Born in Kellyville, Oklahoma, Donnie was the son of Eddie Lee and Hazel Cowlishaw Lawson.  He moved from Pennsylvania to the Spring City community in 1976.  Donnie was retired from TVA – Watts Bar Nuclear Plant.   He was a member of the Pipefitter’s Union Local 520 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and was of the Protestant faith.

Donnie was preceded in death by his father Eddie Lee Lawson and his children Terry A. Lawson and Rocky L. Lawson.

Survivors include his wife Ann R. Lawson of Spring City, mother Hazel C. Lawson of Harrisburg, PA, children Keith (Jane) Lawson, Yvonne Lawson and Robin Hanson all of Valley, NE, stepchildren Russell (Fatma) Parmer of Beaver Lake, NE, Terri Parmer of Richmond, VA and Susan (Jason) Chamberlain of Tolland, CT, sister Molly Long of Harrisburg, PA, 19 grandchildren and several great grandchildren.

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



Darlene Olsen
Spring City

Darlene M. Olsen, 61, died Thursday, April 7, 2011 at Kindred Hospital in Chattanooga.

Born in Norway, Michigan, she was the daughter of the late Leonard and Violet Robertson Olsen.   Darlene was a nurse’s aid in the healthcare industry and was of the Baptist faith.   

She was preceded in death by her brother Jerry Olsen.

Survivors include her brothers Alan (Linda) Olsen and Leroy (Deborah) Olsen both of Crossville, sister Patsy (John) Horvath of Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin and several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be held Saturday at 2:00 pm CST in the Crossville City Cemetery, Crossville, Tennessee with Rev. Kenny Stevens officiating. 

Michael Ellis
Evensville

Michael L. Ellis, age 52, died Friday, April 8, 2011 at Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga.

Born in Chicago, Illinois, Michael was the son of the late Marvin and Diane Turek Ellis.  He was a veteran of the U. S. Navy.  Michael moved from Illinois to the Rhea County community in 1987.  He had worked as a welder in the construction industry and was of the Catholic faith.

Michael was preceded in death by his sisters Justine Brown and Sherry Ann Ellis.

Survivors include his brother Robert Ellis of Evensville and sister Kristy Smith Stevens of Evensville, several nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews and many friends.

A memorial service with military honors will be held Wednesday, April 13, 2011 at 2:00 pm in the chapel of Vaughn Funeral Home with Rev. George Guess officiating.  His remains were cremated.


Robert Cunningham
Spring City

Robert E. Cunningham, 79, died Tuesday, April 12, 2011, at the Spring City Care Center.

A lifetime resident of Spring City, he was the son of the late William Lloyd and Susan Elizabeth Burns Cunningham.  Robert was a graduate of Spring City High School, a good athlete; he enjoyed playing both football and baseball.  He was a veteran of the U. S. Army and served his country during the Korean Conflict.  Robert was a millwright and retired from S & H Erectors in Chattanooga.  He was a member of the Local #654 in Chattanooga for over 30 years and a member of St. Clair Union Church in Spring City.

He was preceded in death by his wife Wanda Lee Cagle Cunningham and his brother Kenneth J. Cunningham.

Survivors include his daughter Lisa (Michael) Bowen of Spring City, sons Bill Cunningham and Jay (Melinda) Cunningham both of Spring City, grandchildren Tiffany (Bradlee) Rolison, Jonathan Loden, Aysha Cunningham, Felicia Bowen and James Roberts and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be Thursday at 2:00 pm in the chapel of Vaughn Funeral Home.  Interment with military honors will follow in the Spring City Cemetery. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the funeral home


Royal Tinsley
Spring City

Royal L. Tinsley Jr., 85, died Wednesday, April 13, 2011, at the Spring City Care Center.

Born in Houston Texas, he was the son of the late Royal L. and Cora Lee Steeley Tinsley Sr..  Royal served as a merchant marine during the Normandy invasion in World War II and was a veteran of the U. S. Air Force serving his country during the Korean Conflict.  He was a retired professor and translator of German and Russian at the University of Arizona.  Royal served as a past president to the American Translators’ Association and was instrumental in helping establish standards and certification requirements for translators.  He and his wife, Hazel, moved from Connecticut to the Spring City community in 1991.  Royal was of the Protestant faith. 

He was preceded in death by his brother Jean LaRue Tinsley.

Survivors include his wife Hazel Spooner Tinsley and daughter Rhonda Tinsley both of Spring City and niece Jennifer Hilbur of The Woodlands, Texas.

A graveside service with military honors will be held Monday, April 18 at 1:30 pm at the Chattanooga National Cemetery with Rev. Clyde Fitzgerald officiating.  There will be no visitation.

Thelma Smith
Spring City

Thelma W. Smith, 92, died Thursday, April 14, 2011 at her home.

A lifetime resident of Rhea County, Thelma was the daughter of the late Charles and Marybell Tennessee Dixson Thurman.  She was employed by Southern Silk Mill in Spring City for 50 years before her retirement.   Thelma was a member of First Baptist Church of Spring City.

She was preceded in death by her husband Olie O. “Bits” Smith, daughter Norma Jean Hill and brothers Oscar, Leo and Ola Thurman.

Survivors include her daughter Maxine (Taft) Moffett of Spring City, five grandchildren, eight great grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be Saturday at 4:00 pm at the First Baptist Church of Spring City with Rev. Brian Price and Rev. Paul Forgey officiating. Interment will follow in Spring City Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends Saturday from 1:00 to 4:00 pm at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Spring City, P. O. Box 127, Spring City, TN  37381

Gary Davis
Spring City

Gary Lee Davis, 62, died Monday, April 18, 2011 at the Alvin C. York VA Medical Center in Murfreesboro.

A lifetime resident of Spring City, he was the son of the late McMillan Payton and Emily Lee Hill Davis.  Gary was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps and served his country during the Vietnam War.  He was employed by TVA for over 20 years before his retirement and was a member of the I. B. E. W. Labor Union #846.  Gary was a lifetime member of the American Post #100, Vietnam Veterans of America #246, 1st Marine Association, Marine Corps Association, American Defense Association, V. F. W. Post #4708 and V. F. W. National Home and the N.R.A.

He was preceded in death by his sister Emily Ann Davis and brother Tommy Davis.

Gary is survived by his brother James Benton “Benny” Robbins of Knoxville.

Funeral services will be Wednesday at 2:00 pm in the chapel of Vaughn Funeral Home with Dr. Glenn Earl Smith officiating. Interment with military honors will follow in the Spring City Cemetery. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm at the funeral home.

Wanda Scroggy
Spring City

Wanda Jane Marshall Scroggy, 86, passed away on Monday, April 18, 2011, at her home at Golden Years Retirement Resort in Spring City.

Born on February 10, 1925 in Alpha, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Hugh and Alta Marshall.  Wanda was a retired realtor of 25 years for Magnon & Pleska and ERA Dockery.  She was a member of the Business Professional Women and Silver Star Lodge.  Wanda was a kind and loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who will be greatly missed.

She was preceded in death by her husband Billy Leon Scroggy, brothers Delwood, Wendy, Whitey, and Hugh Junior Marshall and sisters, Ruby Stewart, Lillian Mason and June Chappell.

Survivors include her son Marshall Scroggy of Spring City, daughter Donna (Robert) Banks of Jacksonville, Florida, grandchildren Melissa Romine of Rio Rancho, New Mexico, Marianne Mundy of Beavercreek, Ohio, Marie Ballard of Dayton, Ohio and eight great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be Saturday at 10:00 am at the Beaver United Church of Christ in Beavercreek, Ohio with Pastor John Barnett and Pastor Brian Eastman officiating.  Interment to follow in the Mt. Zion Shoup Cemetery. The family will receive friends Friday from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Tobias Funeral Home – Beavercreek Chapel.  Condolences can be given to the family at www.tobiasfuneralhome.com

David Wright
Spring City

David Wayne Wright, age 63, died Thursday, April 21, 2011 at Mercy Medical Center West in Knoxville.

Born in Pound, Virginia, David was the son of the late Oscar D. and Gladys Mullins Wright.   He was a retired plumber.  David was a member of the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in Ten Mile, Tennessee.

David was preceded in death by his wife Diana Lynn Wright.

Survivors include his daughters Sabrina Garrison of Graysville, TN and Shonna Cline of Englewood, TN, son David D. Wright of Tellico Plains, TN, sister Patricia Mullins of Tellico Plains, TN, grandchildren Alayna, Karissa, Emily, Coty, Shiloh, Ruby, James, Christopher, Kevin, April and Don, and great grandchildren Hayleigh and Emsleigh.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 23, 2011 at 2:00 pm in the chapel of Vaughn Funeral Home with Rev. Wallace Powell officiating.  His remains were cremated.

Andy Waldo
Spring City

Wallace “Andy” Waldo 63 died Saturday April 30, 2011 at his residence. Born in Elyria, Ohio, he was the son of the late Clarence and Elsie True Waldo. Andy was a veteran of the Vietnam Conflict and served in the Air Force Auxiliary from 1976 to 1988. He retired from Home Depot after 19 years. Andy and his wife moved to Spring City in 1998 from Florida. He was a member of the Macedonia Baptist Church and the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association.

Survivors include his wife of 41 years Jane Sawyer Waldo of Spring City, sons William (Shannon) Waldo of Newnan, GA, and Wayne Adam (Lisa) Waldo of Knoxville, TN, sister Mary Louise Smith of Vallejo, CA and four grandchildren.

Funeral services will Monday May 2, 2011 at 1:00 pm in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Larry Long officiating. The family will receive friends Monday from 11 am until time of services. Burial with military honors will be in the Friendship Cemetery.


March 2011 Obituaries

Nola S. Payne
Spring City

Nola S. Payne, 95, died Wednesday, March 2, 2011 at the Spring City Care Center.

Born in Bledsoe County, she was the daughter of the late Lee and Clemmie Ann Godbehere McDaniel.  Nola was a homemaker and a member of the St. Clair Baptist Church in Spring City.

She was preceded in death by her husband Wesley Edward "Ted" Payne, son Alvin Lee Payne, sisters Gertie Cunningham, Verna Jackson and Leona Cunningham, brothers Condon, Tillman and John Allen McDaniel.

Survivors include her daughters Anna (Bobby) Grindle of Hixson, Beulah Spurling of Rockwood,  son Bailey Payne of Hixson, sister Imogene Thompson of Spring City, 6 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 7:00 pm in the chapel of Vaughn Funeral Home with Rev. Clyde Fitzgerald officiating.  Interment will be Saturday at 11:00 am in the Spring City Memorial Gardens.  The family will receive friends Friday from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the St. Clair Baptist Church in Spring City.

Hazel Joyce S. Simpson

Hazel Joyce S. Simpson, 71, died Saturday, March 12, 2011 at the Leconte Medical Center in Sevierville, Tennessee.

A lifetime resident of Rhea County, she was the daughter of the late William and Pearl Mickel Suttles.  Hazel was a homemaker and attended the Spring City Church of God.   

She was preceded in death by her first husband Carl Franklin Manning, second husband Alvin Dean Simpson and sisters Frances Colvin, Virginia Suttles and Shirley Hale.

Survivors include her daughter Betty J. Greene of Spring City, son Ricky Suttles of Dayton, sister Wanda Watson of Spring City, brothers Harold Suttles of Evensville, Jennings Suttles of Evensville, James Suttles of North Carolina and six grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2:00 pm in the chapel of Vaughn Funeral Home with Rev. Andy Thompson officiating.  Interment will be in the Spring City Cemetery.  The family will receive friends Tuesday from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm at the funeral home.

Bobby Joe Gideon

Bobby Joe Gideon, age 59, of Spring City, died Sunday, March 13, 2011 at his residence.

A lifetime resident of the Spring City community,  Bobby Joe was the son of the late Arlie and Laura Mae Hale Gideon.  He worked for many years in the transportation industry.   Bobby Joe was of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by his sister Rosemary Gideon and infant brothers James and Dewayne Gideon.

Bobby Joe is survived by his son Jody Lynn Webb of Summer City, brother Ronnie Gideon of Grandview and sister Lillie Mae Gideon of Sparta.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.  His remains were cremated.

Carl Y. Potter

Carl Y. Potter, 75, died Wednesday, March 16, 2011 at his residence.

A lifetime resident of Spring City, Carl was the son of the late Dillon and Mildred Hall Gentry Potter.  He retired from the TVA Kingston Steam Plant in 1997.  Carl was of the Protestant faith. 

He was preceded in death by his sisters Nella Rae Smith and Alice Faye Ervin and brother James Gentry.

Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Alta Riggs Potter of Spring City, daughters Carlene Goldburg of Spring City and Sheryle (Bence) Csomor of Jacksonville, Florida, sister Lois (Chris) Hoose of Dayton, brothers Leslie (Donna) Gentry and Jody (Molly) Gentry both of Dayton, grandchildren Kristi Woods, Jessica Woods and Gary Wayne Goldburg, great grandchild Lydia Woods and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 1:00 pm in the chapel of Vaughn Funeral Home with Rev. Harold Newby officiating.  Interment will be in the Thurman Cemetery.  The family will receive friends Friday from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the funeral home.

Paul Charles Barlow

Paul Charles Barlow, 73, died Thursday, March 17, 2011 at Cumberland Medical Center in Crossville.

Born in Wilmington, Delaware, he was the son of the late William and Rebecca Simon Barlow. 
Paul was a Marine Corp veteran and served his country during the Korean Conflict.  He retired from Amaco Chemical and was a member of the Society of Chemical Engineers.  Paul and his wife, Nancy, moved from Marietta, Georgia to the Spring City community in 2001.   He was a member of the Central Baptist Church in Spring City and was active in the Adult Men's Sunday School Class and a member of the church choir.

He was preceded in death by his brothers Wayne and Winfield Barlow.

Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Nancy Jean Barlow of Spring City, sons Bill (Jean) Adams of Pensacola, Florida, Phil (Recia) Barlow of Marietta, Georgia and Timothy Barlow of Abbeville, Georgia, sister Doris Ann Grove of Wilmington, Delaware, 7 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Sunday at 3:00 pm in the chapel of Vaughn Funeral Home with Rev. William Adams Jr. and Rev. Danny Carter officiating.  Interment with military honors will be Monday at 9:00 am in the Chattanooga National Cemetery.  The family will receive friends Sunday from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm at the funeral home.

Mildred Orr

Mildred Johnston Orr, age 87, of Spring City died Friday, March 18, 2011 at her residence.

Born in Caryville, Florida, she was the daughter of the late Lance and Mildred Sentell Johnston.  Mildred and her husband, William, moved from Mobile, Alabama to the Spring City community in 1965.  She retired from TVA – Watts Bar Nuclear Plant after several years of service.    Mildred was a member of the Spring City United Methodist Church and was active in various church activities.

She is survived by her husband of 52 years, William E. Orr of Spring City, special cousins Sharon (Michael) Wales of Huntsville, Alabama and Alan Torrontor of Eastaboga, Alabama.

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

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

Winnie Hinds
Spring City

Winnie Hinds 86 died Sunday, March 27, 2011 at the Rhea Medical Center.
Born in Spring City, TN, Winnie was the daughter of the late Samuel and Ethel Boles Cagle. She was a member of the Spring City Central Baptist Church; where she was member of the Ruth Sunday School Class. Winnie retired from Southern Silk Mill after many years of service.

Winnie was preceded in death by her first husband William “Buck” Miller and second husband Robert L. “Rob” Hinds, her son Jim Miller and brothers John, Arthur, Newt, Gordon and Carlos Cagle and sisters Mildred Jolley, Nell Roberson, Dorothy Watson and Alma Beason.

Survivors include her daughters Sandra (Dorvin) Reed of Spring City and Brenda (Smokey) Day of Chattanooga and son Max (Emily) Miller of Spring City, brother Newell Cagle of Zephyr Hills, FL , 14 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren, one great great grandchild and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be Tuesday at 2:00 pm at the Central Baptist Church in Spring City with Rev. Huel Hooker and Rev. Danny Carter officiating. Her remains will lie in state at the church one hour before services. Burial will follow in the Spring City Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at Vaughn Funeral Home Monday from 6 to 8 pm. Memorials may be made to the Central Baptist Church, Spring City, Tennessee.

Raymond Porter
Spring City

Boyd Raymond Porter, 74, died Tuesday, March 29, 2011 at his home.

A lifetime resident of Spring City, Raymond was the son of the late Robert C. and Mabel Jane Walker Porter.  He was a graduate of Spring City High School.  Raymond retired from DuPont in 1995 after 33 years of service and was a member of Local 227 Pipefitters Union.  He served as a deacon and song director at Central Baptist Church and was a member of Wolf Creek Baptist Church in Spring City. 

He was preceded in death by his daughter Debra D. Todd and sisters Pearl Johnson and Mary King.

Survivors include his wife Anna Maude Dodson Porter of Spring City, sons Mike (Vickki) Porter of Spring City and Jeff Porter of Cleveland, TN, and daughter Melissa Evans of Spring City, brothers Garland (Lorene) Porter, Bill  (Leona) Porter and Clay (Katherine) Porter all of Spring City, grandchildren Mikel (Amanda) Porter, Richard Porter and Cassandra (Brandon) McMillon, great grandchildren Ashley Evans, Emily Evans, Gunter McMillon and Aiden Porter.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 2:00 pm at the Wolf Creek Baptist Church with Rev. Paul Forgey officiating.  Interment will be in the Spring City Memorial Gardens.  The family will receive friends Thursday from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the funeral home.

Marjorie Baldwin
Spring City

Marjorie A. Baldwin, 68, died Tuesday, March 29, 2011, at Rhea Medical Center.

Born in Decatur, Ohio, Marjorie was the daughter of the late George B. and Martha Cash Carl.  She had lived in the Spring City community since 1965.  Marjorie retired from the K-Mart Corporation and was of the Church of Christ faith. 

She was preceded in death by husband William Warren Baldwin, sister Alice Bland and brother Lloyd Carl.

Survivors include her son Bryan (Jennifer) Baldwin of Cleveland, TN, sister Ruth (Roger) Dawson of Sabina, Ohio, grandson William Patrick Baldwin of Cleveland, TN and several nieces and nephews.

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

Harlon Wilson
Evensville

Harlon C. Wilson, age 79, died Tuesday, March 29, 2011 at his home.

Born in Harriman, Tennessee,  Harlon was the son of the late George and Grace McCullen Wilson.  He was a veteran of the U. S. Army and served his country during the Korean Conflict.  Harlon retired from the Ford Motor Corporation.  He and his wife, Joyce, moved from Michigan to the Rhea County community in 1986.  Harlon was of the Baptist faith.

Harlon was preceded in death by son Richard H. Wilson and stepson Kenneth E. Haught.

Survivors include his wife Joyce Wilson, of Evensville, stepdaughters Cathy (Mike) Curvin of Evensville and Carla (Tom) Gillen of Dearborn, Michigan, stepson Michael Haught of White Lake, Michigan, 12 grandchildren and several great grandchildren.

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



















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