Verna Partin Day, 90, Andersonville, went home to be with her heavenly father at her residence Sunday, Oct. 2, 2022. Verna was a licensed minister of Gospel Light Church of God and worked in many churches since she gave her heart to the Lord on Liberty Street in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1955. She was a Sunday school teacher and youth leader for many years. She had a nursing home ministry, jail ministry, did missionary work in Kenya and Jamaica, and had a radio broadcast with WGLH in LaFollette on Saturdays. Throughout her life she loved cooking, gardening, sewing, family gatherings, reading her Bible, and writing scripture. Verna will be remembered as a Christian woman who loved her family but most of all Jesus. She was preceded in death by: Husband, Arthur Day Sr.; son, John Samuel Day; parents, John Jackson and Catherine Green Partin; brothers, Harold Partin, Bill Partin, and Jack Partin; sisters, Irene Partin and Betty Graves. She is survived by: Sons, Pastor Glenn Day and wife Norma of Rocky Top, Mark Day and wife Melissa of Lake Wylie, S.C., and William “Billy” Bryant Day and wife Tammy of Jacksboro; daughter, Doris Day McBride and husband Ed of Jacksboro; grandchildren, Steven Day and wife Ashleigh, Christy Hibbler and husband Justin, Caleb Day and wife Josie, Sean Doney, and Tyler Doney and wife Whitney; great-grandchildren, Constance Day, Hunter Hibbler, Berklee Day, Emmalynn Day, Leighton Doney, Emma Claire Blackwell, and Meelah Doney; sister, Nancy Tackett; brother, John Lewis Partin and wife Glenna Lois Partin; several nieces and nephews The family will receive friends from 5 – 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7, 2022, at Holley Gamble Funeral Home. Her funeral service will immediately follow in the chapel with the Rev. Ron Wagers officiating. Verna’s graveside will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022, at Norris Memorial Garden. Holley Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton is in charge of all arrangements.


Steven “Steve” Reese Breeden, Claxton, passed away with his family by his side Sunday, Oct. 2, 2022, at the age of 65. He was born to James Franklin Breeden Jr. and Doris Ann Brock Breeden Feb. 17, 1957. Steve was a graduate of Clinton High School class of 1975. He then went on to work as an electrician at Performance Pipe in Knoxville for 45 years. In the 1990s, he served as the president of the Claxton Youth Organization and spent much of his time coaching football and basketball. As the years went on, he enjoyed spending his time with friends and family. Steve was also an avid deer and turkey hunter and enjoyed hunting season as much as possible. He is survived by: Loving wife, Kathy Smith Breeden, of 45 years; two children, Steven Breeden (Brandy) and Vanessa Breeden Fox (Stevie); six grandchildren, Peyton, Reese, Kate, Sydney, Levi, and Easton; sister, Jama Breeden Hill (David); brother, Mike Breeden (Robyn); and stepmother, Vivian Dagley. He is also survived by many in-laws, nieces, and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents. The family would like to extend a special Thank You to Steve’s cousin, Robert Breeden, and the administration and staff at Life Care Center of Blount County for their care, attention, and love expressed during Steve’s final days. The family will receive friends from 5 – 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022, with service to follow and Bro. David Watson officiating at Holley Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton. Graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 7, 2022, at Riverview Baptist Church, located at 410 Old Blacksferry Lane, Clinton.


John Bailey, 80, Knoxville, passed away Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, at the Select Specialty Hospital. He was born in Oliver Springs to Alfred and Jessie Williamson Bailey. John was a long-time member of the Bethel Baptist Church where he served as Deacon and treasurer for many years. He was a kind, generous, soft spoken and a servant of the Lord. John was an avid University of Tennessee football fan and held season tickets for many years. He was also a member of NRA and loved Southern Gospel music. In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by: Mother-in-law, Dell Horton; sister-in-law, Linda Bailey; many aunts, uncles and cousins. Survived by: Loving wife of nearly 50 years, Ruth Ann Bailey; devoted brother, Gary Bailey; special cousins, Rick Gibbs of St. Jude, Fla., and Wayne and Marian Gibbs of Dade City, Fla. The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2022, with the funeral service to follow at 7 p.m. with Dr. Darrell Taylor officiating. John’s interment will be held at Anderson Memorial Garden at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022. In lieu of flowers the family ask that you donate to St. Jude or a charity of your choice.


Ronald L. Hooks, 76, went to be with the Lord Oct. 1, 2022, at his home. He was born Sept. 20, 1946. Ronnie was a member of Second Baptist Church of Clinton. He retired from the Department of Energy in Oak Ridge. Ronnie was preceded in death by his father and mother, Elmer L. and Nancy Hooks. He is survived by: Wife, Martha Hooks; son, Bryan Hooks (Kimberly); grandchildren, Reese and Raegan Hooks; brother, Donnie Hooks (Dora); sisters, Patsy McConkey, Judy McKenney, Helen Fowler. Ronnie had a wonderful caregiver, Pat White, who gave him loving care. The family wishes to thank Amedisys Hospice for their love and care. The family will receive friends from 5 – 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2022, at Holley Gamble Funeral Home with funeral service to follow at 7 p.m. with Dr. Michael Thompson officiating. Holley Gamble Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements


Daniel Joseph Belcher, 49, Clinton, was unexpectedly called to his heavenly home Sept. 29, 2022. He was born July 21, 1973, to Clarence William (Bill) and Patricia Belcher in Sterling Heights, Mich. He leaves behind his loving wife of 22 years, his two daughters who he adored, and his beloved service dog. Daniel never met a stranger and was beloved by everyone he met. He had the biggest heart and would do almost anything to help someone in need. He was a proud disabled veteran of the United States Air Force. Although he struggled every day with pain from injuries during his military service time, he had an amazing spirit and was determined to live each day to the fullest and give his family the best life possible. He was so grateful to be a Smoky Mountain Service Dog recipient, who paired him with his amazing service dog and also became part of his extended family. He was a member of Black Oak Baptist Church and came to think of everyone there as his family. His proudest accomplishments were his two daughters, who he adored and was extremely proud of. He loved his family more than anything in this world and would do anything for them. He was preceded in death by: Grandmothers, Delorce McKinney and Laune Stiltner; sister, Amanda Gross; brother, David and father, Bill. He is survived by: Loving wife, Michelle; daughters, Olivia and Ambre; granddaughters, Amirah and Arwynn; service dog, Stryker; father and mother-in-law, Audry and Carolyn Goins; mother, Patricia; special friends, Ralph Scott and Brian Carlton. The family will receive friends from 5 – 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2022, at Black Oak Baptist Church. His funeral service will immediately follow at 7 p.m. with the Rev. Matthew Thompson officiating. Daniel’s graveside will be held at noon Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2022, at Black Oak Baptist Church Cemetery with full military honors at graveside. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be made to, Smoky Mountain Service Dogs, 110 Tooweka Circle, Loudon, TN 37774. Holley Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton is in charge of all arrangements.


James (Jim) Ridenour, 67, Coalfeild, formerly of Andersonville, passed away Sunday Sept. 25, 2022, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge after a lengthy illness. His enjoyments included country life and his beloved pets. Preceded in death by: Mother, Ada Ridenour; father, Oscar Ridenour; and brother, Charles Ridenour. Survived by: Loving wife, Lisa Ridenour; son, Dustin Coin; mother and father-in-law, Jackie and Wilbur Warwick; also including but not limited to a host of cousins, nieces/nephews, sisters/brothers-in-law, and special friends. No memorial services will be done per Jim’s wishes. There will be a celebration of life at a later date. The family would like to extend a special thanks to the nurses and doctors who cared for Jim during his hospital stay and illness.


Clarice Deaton Smith went to be with the Lord Sept. 24, 2022. Clarice was an active member of Temple Baptist Church in Powell for more than 50 years. Clarice was the mother of four children, 12 grandchildren, and 15 great-grandchildren. Clarice loved to quilt, bead and sew for all of her family and friends. She also loved to cook and bake. Clarice was born in Williba, Ky., May 18,1929, to George Lee and Jesse Moore Deaton. Clarice was preceded in death by: Husband, James Carl Smith; and daughter, Vzonda Jones. A memorial service will be held at Temple Baptist Church in Powell from 5 – 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022. Visitation will be from 5 -7 p.m., followed by a service at 7 p.m.


Maxine Ogle Moles, 78, Sevierville, passed away Monday, Sept. 19, 2022. She was preceded in death by: Parents, William and Clora Ogle; husband and love her life, Marshall Junior Moles; and travel partner, Luke Denmann. Survivors include: Children, Melissa Zeigler and husband Paul, Marcia Cleland and husband Walter, and Mark Moles; as well as her grandchildren, Sonja, John, Candace, Corey, Brandon, Samantha, and Chase Anthony. In addition, she is survived by: Great-grandchildren, Alivia, John, II, Brody Marshall, Chloe, Nora, Parker, Brandon, Kendall, Aubrey and Maverick; as well as her sister, Aileen Thearp and husband Roy; and brother, Tim Ogle. The family will receive friends from 1 – 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2, 2022, with memorial service to follow at 3 p.m. in the chapel of Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville. Online condolences may be made at