MARY GRACE VICKERY
May 21, 2023
Mary Grace Vickery, 57, Caryville, passed away Sunday, May 21, 2023, at North Knoxville Medical Center in Powell.
She was a loving mother and grandmother. Mary was also a mother to many who knew her. She was a social butterfly and never met a stranger. Mary always had a kind word to say to others. She enjoyed going on adventures.
She was preceded in death by: Parents, John and Juanita Vickery; and brother, Steve Vickery.
Mary is survived by: Son, Elijah Roach of Caryville; daughter, Lydia Roach of Caryville; brothers, Allen Vickery and wife Ruby of Caryville, Roger Vickery and wife Kimberly of Rocky Top, and Danny Vickery of Clinton; sisters, Linda Tindell and husband Gary of Oak Ridge, Dale Welch and husband Gary of Maynardville, Rose Hall and Ricky of Clinton, Marlene Baxter of Clinton, Alma Wesley of Clinton, Janie Hardison and husband Steve of Clinton, Sue Huckaby and husband David of Clinton.
She also leaves behind two grandchildren: ravis Sharp and Lylian Poore, and a host of other relatives and friends.
Mary’s family will receive her friends from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 23, 2023, in the chapel of Jones Mortuary in Clinton.
Family and friends will gather for her graveside service at 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 24, 2023, at Glen Foust Cemetery in Rocky Top.
Jones Mortuary LLC, is serving the family of Mary Grace Vickery.
REBA MANIS WYATT
May 20, 2023
Reba Manis Wyatt, 90, passed away May 20, 2023, in Nashville.
Reba lived a long and fruitful life as a mother, wife and seamstress and she loved giving away the many quilts she made. Reba and her husband of 44 years, Loyd Everett Wyatt, raised their children in Oliver Springs until retirement in Crossville in 1994. Since moving to Nashville in 2002, she has spent lots of time walking and reading her Bible.
She will be missed by: Children, Judy Chancey (Scott), Janet Wyatt, Angie McNeill (David), Lee Wyatt and Mike Wyatt; siblings, Jimmie McCourt, Daniel Manis, Coy Manis, and Eddie Manis; six grandchildren and numerous nephews, nieces and other family.
Reba was preceded in death by: Parents,; husband, Everett; brothers, Paul, Earl, Bud, Omer, Robert, Jim, and Roy Manis; sisters, Delia McCourt, Lily Cooper, Cordelia, Effie, and Epsie Manis.
Graveside service will be held at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, May 27, 2023, at Rinnie Baptist Church, 15283 Hwy 127 N, Crossville.
Reception to follow in the Fellowship Hall.
GARNETT CROSS 'GARY' KINCAID JR.
May 20, 2023
Garnett Cross “Gary” Kincaid Jr. passed away May 20, 2023, in his hometown of Clinton after a long illness.
He was 70 years old. Gary graduated from Clinton High School in 1970 and attended Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate. He was a master carpenter who could build everything from a tiny bird feeder to a complete house, but was best known for his beautiful decks and outdoor living spaces.
Gary had so many facets to his life, but most of all we remember the depth of his love for his family and devotion to his wife, Angie. He had a great sense of humor and often left behind funny notes or cartoon drawings to be found later. Anyone who stumbled upon a hand-drawn picture of a cow when Gary had been around knew immediately it was from him.
Gary was an avid fisherman who delighted in pulling out a photo of the 8 lb., 4 oz., bass he caught on Aug. 26, 1982 — to be exact — and retelling how, when, and where it was caught. He loved puppy dogs and the University of Tennessee sports, especially Volunteer football. His blood did indeed run deep orange. Gary was an outdoorsman who could name birds by listening to their songs and “cut a rug” in his younger days like nobody’s business.
Gary is survived by: Loving wife of 23 years, Angie Lane Kincaid of Heiskell; sisters, Angie Fonde Kincaid of Knoxville, and Lori Kincaid and husband John Webb of Del Rio; brother and sister-in-law, Ronnie Lane Sr. and wife Rhonda of Knoxville; nephews, Ronnie Lane Jr. of Jefferson City, and Michael Lane and wife Lisa of Knoxville; nieces, Jessica Lane Roberts and husband Christopher of Maryville, and Amanda Lane of Knoxville; aunt, Bronwyn Kincaid Jarvis of Irmo, S.C.; numerous cousins from the Fonde and Kincaid families who were his best of friends throughout his life, especially Martin Walter who was always there when Gary needed him; and dear friend, George McCall of Knoxville.
Gary was preceded in death by: Parents, Garnett Cross Kincaid Sr. and Alice Fonde Kincaid of Clinton; and sister, Shollie Cullom Kincaid of Knoxville.
A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, May 25, 2023, at Oak Ridge Memorial Park in Oak Ridge.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, the Anderson County Animal Shelter in Clinton, or the Union County Humane Society in Maynardville.
Holley Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton is in charge of all arrangements.
(MYRNA) LOU VILES DAVIS
May 16, 2023
(Myrna) Lou Viles Davis, 81, Clinton, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, May 16, 2023, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.
She was born in Anderson County, May 23, 1941, to Charlie and Ester Turnbill Viles.
Also preceding her in death were: Beloved son, Teddy Davis; in-laws, Ott and Daisy Davis; granddaughter, Kayla Brown; infant great-granddaughters, Gracie and Madison Davis; brothers, Jerry Viles and Ray Viles Sr.; and sister-in-law, Bertha Viles.
Lou is survived by: Loving husband of 65 years, Ray Davis of Clinton; daughter, Kathy (Eddie) Stair of Clinton; granddaughters, Stephanie Stair of Clinton and Holly (Matt) Duren of Lascassas; and great-grandsons, Sam Page of McMinnville and Cooper Duren of Lascassas.
She also leaves special friends Nan Lynch, Kay Stratton, Ann Minga, and Bonnie Dagley, as well as her sweet kitty, Fancy.
Lou and Ray married in 1958 and celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary last month. She spent the last 60-plus years as a faithful and active member of Second Baptist Church and raised her family there. In addition, she retired seven years ago after spending 40 years with Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.
Mom enjoyed many things, but some of the happiest times of her life happened after my brother and I were raised. With a little less responsibility and a lot more time available, Mom and Dad started ballroom dancing and fell in love with it. They loved dancing and developed some of the deepest and dearest friendships of their lives. Mom always said their “dancing days” were some of the best days of her life, and she cherished those precious friends so very much.
Mom always had a fresh pot of coffee and a smile for any family or friend who wanted to drop by to sit and chat for a while (I can’t even imagine the amount of coffee she has gone through over the last 65 years or so).
We are heartbroken but know her sweet boy Teddy welcomed her home with a big hug, and we have no doubt that beautiful smile was on her face upon seeing him again. We know we will see her again soon, but our world is going to be less bright with her gone. We love you, Mom, and will miss you dearly – as we already do.
A special thank you to Gina, Kay, and Nan for the help and support you have given over the past two weeks. You have all been a Godsend, and I cannot thank you enough.
The family will receive friends from 4 – 6 p.m. Saturday, May 20, 2023, at Holley Gamble Funeral Home with the funeral service to follow at 6 p.m.
Family and friends will meet at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, May 21, 2023, and go in funeral procession to Norris Memorial Garden for a 1 p.m. graveside.
CARL 'MIKE' HAMMONS
May 15, 2023
Carl “Mike” Hammons, 69, Clinton, went home to be with his Lord and Savior May 15, 2023.
Mike was born in Highland Park, Mich., Sept. 5, 1953. He worked as a designer at Y-12 and X-10 for 43 years. He was an active member of First Baptist Church of Clinton. He had served as a deacon and worked in the Christian Service Center. He loved to help, encourage, and comfort others. He was a wonderful husband and dad. He found joy in spending time with his grandchildren. He looked forward to soon having great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by: Parents, Marvin and Mable Hammons; older sister, Rita Holda; and nephew, Mike Holda.
He is survived by: Wife of 43 years, Susan; three children and their spouses, Audrey and Andy Gorin, Christy and Murray Walker, and James and Daphne Windham; grandchildren, Jonathan, Arielle, Tanner and Taylor, Ty, Lucas, Madison, Ethan and Haley, and Katie; sister, Chris Childs and her children, Brian, and Rachel; nieces, Margaret Holda, Marie Holda; and nephew, Matthew Holda
A celebration of life will be held at a later date.
BILLY E. AYRES
May 14, 2023
Billy E. Ayres, 85, went to be with his Lord and Savior May 14, 2023.
Billy was born April 22, 1938, in Knoxville to Isaac and Dora Ayres. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force and served the Knoxville City Police Department as an officer and a dispatcher. He retired from McGee Tyson Airbase in the Security Division. Billy loved his family and church. He was a golfer, loved gardening, and working on computers. He was a member of Sinking Springs United Methodist Church.
In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by: Daughter, Teresa Ayres; sister, Jeanette Ayres Long.
He is survived by: Wife of 38 years, Kathy Ayres; daughter, Patricia Tinsley and husband Jay of Knoxville; son, Neil Evans and wife Amanda of Rocky Top; grandchildren, Jacob Tinsley, Elliott Tinsley and Lauren, Destiny Hardee and husband John of Knoxville, Audrey and Anna Evans of Rocky Top; brother, Tommy Ayres; sister, Sandra Stump of Knoxville; brothers-in-law, Ronnie Worthington and wife Lisa and David Worthington both of Clinton; sister-in-law, Karen Guynes and husband Bill of Knoxville; and a host of nieces and nephews and friends
The family will receive friends from 5 – 7 p.m. Thursday, May 18, 2023, at Holley Gamble Funeral Home.
His funeral service will follow in the chapel with Pastor Brandon Berg officiating.
His graveside will be at 11 a.m., Friday, May 19, 2023, at Sinking Springs United Methodist Church Cemetery.
The Family would like to thank Gentiva Hospice Care for all the wonderful support and special thanks to Jamie Partin his nurse. Also, we are so thankful for all the thoughtfulness, caregiving, love, and support from all the staff at Morning Pointe/The Lantern in Clinton.
In Lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Sinking Springs Cemetery Fund, P.O. Box 209, Clinton TN 37717.
Holley Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton is in charge of all arrangements.
HAZEL GENEVA CARDEN
May 13, 2023
Hazel Geneva Carden, 89, Lake City, passed away May 13, 2023.
Hazel was born in Lake City Aug. 4, 1933, to Roy and Melvina Foust Beach. Hazel was a member of Main Street Baptist Church. She loved gardening, being outside, flowers, and taking care of people.
In addition to her parents, Hazel was preceded in death by: Husband, Glennmore Carden; and brother, Louis Beach.
Survivors: Son, Ray Miller of North Charleston, S.C.; nephews, Michael Sharp of Alaska, Chris Sharp of Alaska; niece, Michelle Munsell of Alaska; brother, Homer Sharp Jr. of Anchorage, Alaska; grandchildren, Joseph Glen Miller and wife of Brook of Charleston, S.C., Raymond Scott Miller and wife Kelly of Las Vegas, Nev., Randy Fields of Caryville, Megan Elaine Miller of North Charleston, S.C.; great-grandchildren, Joseph Glen Miller Jr. and wife Kristyn, Jordan Miller, Josh Miller, Mandy Parsons, Lilly Miller, Hannah Limehouse; great-great-grandchildren, Lincoln and Jaxson Miller; and a host of other family members and friends.
A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 17, 2023, at the Island Ford Cemetery in Lake City.
EMILY DENISE WOHLFORD
May 12, 2023
Emily Denise Wohlford, 26, Powell, passed away of May 12, 2023.
She graduated from Clinton High School and was of the Baptist faith. Some of her favorite hobbies were traveling, especially to the Smoky Mountains and Cherokee, N.C. She loved making jewelry, coloring, and spending time with her dog.
Preceded in death by: Grandmother, Betty “Elmo” Wohlford; grandfather, Melton D. Wright.
Survived by: Parents, Amy Wright, Albert Tracy Wolhford; grandmother, Helen Wright; many cousins and relatives; therapist and friend, Heather Renders; teacher and friend, Tracy Rice; friend, Eddie Shultz; and wire hair terrier, Scooby.
Family receive dfriends at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 17, 2023, at Mynatt Funeral Home Fountain City Chapel, with a funeral service following at noon, officiated by family friend Gary Coffey.
Family went in procession immediately after service to Greenwood Cemetery for a Graveside Service.
Online condolences can be made at www.mynattfh.com