Lloyd Lough, 78, of the Frost Bottom Community, went home to be with the Lord Sunday, May 24, 2020, at his home. Lloyd was born October 26, 1941, in Oliver Springs. He was a longtime member of the former Frost Bottom Missionary Baptist Church. Lloyd was locally known for working as a self-employed re-upholsterer for more than 40 years. He was preceded in death by: Parents, Mikey Lough and Eva Lena Smith Lough; sisters, Helen Brown, Gladys Hensley, and Esther Parks; brothers, Leon Lough, Alvin Lough, and Luke Lough; niece and nephews, Lillian Brown, Little Mikey Lough, Brian Strickland, and Ivan Q. Parks Jr. Lloyd is survived by: Brother, Albert Lough and wife Lillie Fay; several nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank Serena with Amedisys Hospice for the care that was shown to Lloyd. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, May 29, 2020, at Anderson Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Elijah Duncan officiating. Premier Sharp Funeral Home is proud to be serving the Lough Family.


Mary Lena Moneymaker Vowell, 84, Clinton went home to be with her heavenly father May 23, 2020. She was an active member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Clinton AARP group, and enjoyed planning and attending the Clinton High School Class of 1954 reunions. She loved to work in her flower garden, go fishing, picnics, cook big meals and bake special treats for her family. Mary retired from Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge after 25 years as a switchboard operator and later returned as a volunteer. She was born May 3, 1936, in Anderson County to Clyde and Ethel Moneymaker. In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by: Husband, Bill Vowell; daughter, Amy Sue Vowell; sister, Sue Foster. She is survived by: Children, Tim Vowell and wife Kim of Knoxville, Scott Vowell and wife Debbie of Knoxville, Maria Loomis and husband Scott of Kingsport; grandchildren, Autumn Sanderson and husband Mark of Knoxville, Lyndsey Ducheney and husband D.J. of Knoxville, Kaci Comford and husband Taylor of Knoxville, Allison Turner and husband John Adam of McMinnville, Madison Loomis of Kingsport; great-grandchildren, Logan, Max, and Rylee Ducheney, Breck and Trey Sanderson; pecial friends, Vicki Robbins, Phyllis Wilson, and June Dotson; a host of other family and friends. The family would like to thank NHC of Oak Ridge for the loving care given to Mary. The family will receive friends from 1 – 3 p.m. Tuesday, May 26, 2020, at Holley Gamble Funeral Home. Her graveside service will follow at Sunset Cemetery with Pastor Clayton Duncan officiating. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in her memory to Mt. Olive Building Fund. Holley Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton is in charge of all arrangements.


Paul Gene Richards, 82, Clinton, passed away Thursday, May 21, 2020, at the Alexander Guest House Senior Living in Oak Ridge. He was born July 25, 1937, in Lafollette, the son of Herbert B. and Loraine Davis Richards. Paul graduated from Oak Ridge High School in the class of 1956. He served in the US Navy from 1959 to 1962 as a radarman on the USS Seminole and retired from the US Postal Service in 1992. In earlier years he played on the Oak Ridge Post Office softball team. He was of the Baptist faith, an avid fisherman and woodworker. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by: Wife, Shelby Johnson Richards in 1998; sister, Anna Lou Richards; and brother, Mike Richards. He is survived by: Two daughters, Anna Waldroup and husband Greg and Paula Headrick and husband Greg, all of Clinton; girlfriend of 21 years, Nancy Trammell of Halls; four grandchildren, Kristen Way and husband Daniel of Kingsport, Bradley Ray of Knoxville, DeAnna Sharp and husband Eric of Powell, and Lauren Headrick of Nashville; and one great-granddaughter, Lily Way. Family and friends will meet for a graveside service at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 24, 2020, at Woodhaven Memorial Gardens in Claxton. Pastor Larry Moore will officiate. Memorials may be made to the American Kidney Foundation ( Weatherford Mortuary is handling the arrangements. An on-line guest book can be signed at


Valous (Val) Sampsell, 72, Caryville, went to be the Lord Wednesday, May 20, 2020, surrounded by his loved ones. Val had a passion for red vehicles and loved his best friend, his kitty, Tubby. His grandchildren and great-grandchildren were his pride and joy and if you spent any time around him, you would hear all about them. He loved the Lord and was a member of Carroll Hollow Baptist Church. He was also a Veteran of the United States Army. He was preceded in death by: Parents, Ivan and Dicie Sampsell; sister, Charlotte Tackett; and grandson, Travis Ross. He is survived by: The love of his life, his wife of 52 years, Joann Sampsell; children, Connie (Don) Miller, Valerie (Dewayne) Baird, and Patty (Michael)Lowe; siblings, Zola (Cara) Ward and Curtis (Lynn) Sampsell; seven grandchildren, Steven Taylor, Trey Ramsey, Nicholas Ross, Kayla Rumsey, Andrew Lowe, Benjamin Lowe, and Morgan Lowe; three great-grandchildren, Jackson, Kade and Presley; a host of other family and friends who loved him dearly. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff of DaVita Dialysis and the staff of Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge for all the loving care they extended to our family and to Val. Val’s family will receive his friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Saturday, May 23, 2020, with his funeral service to follow at 8 p.m. in the chapel of Jones Mortuary in Clinton, with the Rev. David Crowe and the Rev. Archie Seiber officiating. Val's family will have a private graveside service at the new East Tennessee State Veterans cemetery in Knoxville. Jones Mortuary in Clinton is charge of all arrangements. Condolences can be made to the family at


Calvin Coolidge Cooper, 93, Fort Lauderdale, passed away Tuesday, May 19, 2020, in the comfort of his home. He is survived by: Spouse, Edith Cooper; son and daughter-in-law, Jeffrey and Jane Cooper; daughter and son-in-law, Jenny and Mark Peters; son and daughter-in-law, the late Rusell Cooper and Myrna Cooper; grandchildren, Michelle and Paul Bennear, Bethany and Benny Chiara, Amanda and Greg McLoud, Amy and Joshua Kolbenschlag, Danielle Cooper, Jessica Cooper; great-grandchildren, Sierra, Riley, Caroline, Angel, Justice, Elijah, Connor and Caleb. The family will receive friends at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton from noon – 2 p.m. Thursday, May 28, 2020. Interment will be at Zion Cemetery immediately following.


Melva Dean McKamey, 72, Clinton passed away Thursday, May 14, 2020, at Norris Health and Rehab. For many years Melva was the deli manager at Git-N-Go markets in Clinton. Melva was known to be fun-loving, dedicated, compassionate, hardworking, and loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and wife. Throughout her life she loved teaching Sunday school at Jarnigan Chapel Baptist Church and going to the beach with all her family. Above all else, she loved nothing more than spending time with her grandchildren. She was preceded in death by: Parents, Ernest and Elsie Phillips; sister, Ravena Powell; grandson, William McKamey; infant brother, Ralph Phillips. She is survived by: Loving husband of 57 years, James McKamey of Clinton; children, Debbie Nuchols and husband Tommy of Powell, Lori French and husband Rod of Soddy Daisy, and Randy McKamey and wife Kara of Powell; grandchildren, Savannah Phillips and husband Tony, Eli Stout and wife Kenzie, Nigel Nuchols, Samuel McKamey, Emma Stout, Reagan McKamey, Liv McKamey, and Serenity McKamey; great-grandchildren, Brayden Phillips, Mila Phillips, Everett Stout, and Dakota Stout; brother, J.B. Phillips; numerous nieces and nephews The family will receive friends from 4 – 6 p.m. Sunday, May 17, 2020, at Holley Gamble Funeral Home. Funeral service will be private for family only. Her graveside will be at 11 a.m. Monday, May 18, 2020, at Jarnigan Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery. Holley Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton is in charge of all arrangements.


Clarence Roscoe Ketner Jr., 8, Clinton, passed away Monday, May 11, 2020, at the Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge. He was born June 26, 1938, in Morristown, the son of Clarence Roscoe Ketner Sr., and Verna Ruth Haun Ketner. He retired from Bechtel Corporation where he was in the Electronic Maintenance Division. He loved the outdoors and thoroughly enjoyed all aspects of camping, fishing and spending time with his family. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by: Wife, Doris Goins Ketner in 2005; and his sisters, Jean Breazeale, Jerri Adams, Mary Sue Smith, and Tonia Lee Ketner. He is survived by: Son, Wesley Brian Ketner and his wife Keici and their two daughters, Zoey Ketner and Wdel Ketner of Thailand. He is also survived by: Sister, Betty Bryant Taylor of Clinton, and several special nieces and nephews who he was very fond of and many dear and special friends. The family had a private celebration of his life. Memorials in his memory can be made to Edgemoor Baptist Church, 330 Old Emory Road, Clinton, TN 37716. Weatherford Mortuary was in charge of the arrangements. An on-line guest book can be signed at


Hugo K. Hughes, 84, Clinton, passed away peacefully at home May 11, 2020. Hugo wa preceded in death by: Parents, John and Effie Hughes; sisters, Louise Gray, Johnny Ruth Blankenship, and Anne Jenkins; brothers, Bill and Dawson Hughes. He is survived by: Brothers, Charles and Jimmy Hughes; wife of 66 years Patricia; sons, Hugo Jr. (Joan) and James Allan (Pam); grandchildren, Jimmy and Luke Hughes; Katy Cross (Zach), and Joe Hughes; three great-grandchildren, Solomon Hughes, Heidi Jo Cross and Holly Cross. Hugo was a member of Broadway Baptist Church in Knoxville. He retired from Martin Marietta. After retirement he enjoyed his farming days in Clinton. Later in life he and his wife moved to the city of Clinton. He enjoyed taking care of his yard and garden. He was an avid member of Cardiac Therapy group in Oak Ridge and had many friends there. He will be missed by family and friends A memorial service will be held for Hugo at Broadway Baptist in Knoxville at a later date. Holley Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton is in charge of all arrangements.