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CHAD EVERETT GROSS

Chad Everett Gross, 35, Clinton passed away Thursday, July 20, 2017, at his residence. Chad, along with his brother and father, were involved with the family business in Clinton, Clinton Floor and Cabinet. Chad was a skilled woodworker and countertop fabricator. Throughout his life he loved riding dirt bikes, four-wheelers, fishing and water sports. He was preceded in death by: Mother, Betty Smith; grandparents, Homer and Anna Gross, and Bessie Hughes; uncle, Elmer “Red” Wilshire. He is survived by: Parents, Darrell and Leslie Gross of Clinton; brother, Darren Gross and wife Sarai of Clinton; sisters, Lesley Silvey and husband Gary of Clinton, Elizabeth Larkins of Roanoke, Va.; children, Hayden and Katelynn Gross; aunts, Teena Venable and husband Ken, Karen Gilbert and husband Roger, Carol Wilshire; many nieces, nephews, and cousins. The family received friends from 1 – 3 p.m. Sunday, July 23, 2017 at Holley Gamble Funeral Home, with a Celebration of Life to follow in the chapel. Holley Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton in charge of all arrangements. www.holleygamble.com

RAYMOND D. HARKLEROAD

Raymond D. Harkleroad, 88, Powell, went to be with his Heavenly Father on Friday July 21, 2017. He was welcomed home by: Parents, Loranza and Daisy Harkleroad; brothers, Ralph (Buck) Harkleroad, Richard Harkleroad; sisters, Irene Harkleroad, Willie Mae Wood; wife, Dorothy Harkleroad; and son, David Ray Harkleroad. His laugh and warm smile will be remembered by a host of friends and family including: Brother, Roy Harkleroad and wife Betty; daughter-in-law, Connie Harkleroad; grandsons, David N. Harkleroad, Matthew Ray Harkleroad and Jeff Harkleroad and wife Beth; nieces, Sue Alexie, Dorothy Bloom and husband Denny, Debbie Havaich and husband Dale, Cheryl Blevins and husband Earl, Norma Kay Stewart and husband Ronnie, and Michelle Buhl. The family received friends from 5 – 7 p.m. Sunday, July 23, 2017, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home. Raymond’s graveside service was held at the Lynch Bethel Cemetery at 2 p.m. Monday, July 24, 2017, with the Rev. Jimmy Duncan officiating.

ARCHIE LEE HARMON SR.

Mr. Archie Lee Harmon Sr., 80, Andersonville, passed away Tuesday, July 18, 2017, at the Courtyard Senior Living in Knoxville. He was a member of Island Ford Baptist Church and was the owner of Tops Incorporated. Preceded in death by: Parents, Dave and Ethel Cole Harmon; brother, Carl Harmon; and sister, Helen Nelson. He is survived by: Son, Archie Harmon Jr. and wife Gail of Andersonville; daughters, Joanne Harmon of Rocky Top, and Penny Harmon of Harriman; mother of his children, Sue Harmon; brothers, Charles Harmon and wife Izella, Omer Harmon and wife Marilyn, both of Rocky Top, and Ronnie Harmon and wife Pat of Powell; sisters, Linda Harmon, and Joan Martin, both of Rocky Top; grandchildren, Jonathan Worley, Rocky Long and Xavier Harmon; special friend, Madelyn McAfee. The family received friends from 1 – 2 p.m. Saturday, July 22, 2017, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Rocky Top. Funeral service followed the visitation at 2 p.m. in the chapel with the Rev. Ryan Thomas officiating. Interment followed at Island Ford Baptist Church Cemetery. Holley-Gamble Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Archie Lee Harmon Sr. www.holleygamble.com

SHEILA V. RODRIGUEZ

Sheila V. Rodriguez, 58, Clinton, passed away Wednesday, July 19, 2017, at her residence. Sheila was born on July 27, 1958, in Bridgeton, N.J., to Alvin Roger Mosley and Wilda Ann Moore Mosley. Sheila loved baking, watching singing competitions and cooking competitions, and was an avid seamstress. Sheila was preceded in death by: Father, Alvin Roger Mosley; and brother, Roger Mosley. Survivors: Mother, Wilda Ann Mosley of New Jersey; daughter, Angalissa and Tony Snead of Clinton; like children, Donald Orfield and Vanessa of Knoxville; brother, Richie Mosley of New Jersey; sister, Linda Beach of New Jersey; like sister, Debbie Boyd of Halls; special niece, Scherrie Caronda of New Jersey; “Nana: to Kyra and Gavin Orfield. A memorial service was held at 3 p.m. Saturday, July 22, 2017, at the Faith Promise Anderson County Campus (96 Mariner Point, Clinton, TN 37716) with Pastor Robbie Dejarnett officiating. You may also view Sheila’s guestbook online at www.hatmakerfuneralhome.com

BILLIE KIDD SEEBER

Billie Kidd Seeber, 66, Lake City, passed away Tuesday, July 18, 2017, at the Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge. He was born March 29, 1951, in Anderson County to the late Blaine Seeber and Rutha Byrge Seeber. Billie was a member of Grave Hill Baptist Church in Devonia. He loved working on old cars and watching wrestling on television. In addition to his parents, Billie was preceded in death by his brothers, Erlin “Shorty” Seeber and Early Seeber. Survivors include: Sons, Travis Seeber of Lake City; stepsons, Michael Huckaby of Oliver Springs, Marty Huckaby of Fratersville, Roy Summers of Oak Ridge; stepdaughter, Lynn Summers of Oak Ridge; brothers, Verlin “Cotton” Seeber and Mary Sue of Lake City, Blaine Edward “Little Joe” Seeber of Greenfield, Frank Seeber of Lake City; grandchildren, Austin and Ethin Seeber; a host of other relatives and friends. Visitation was from 5 – 7 p.m. Friday, July 21, 2017, at Hatmaker Funeral Home in Lake City. His funeral service was at 7 p.m. Friday, July 21, 2017, in the Hatmaker Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Murl Phillips officiating. Family and friends met at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 22, 2017, at Byrge Cemetery in Devonia, Tennessee for Billie’s interment. You can also visit Billie’s Guestbook at : www.hatmakerfuneralhome.com Hatmaker Funeral Home, Lake City, was in charge of arrangements.

JAMES ‘JIGGS’ MACK SEIVERS JR.

James “Jiggs” Mack Seivers Jr., 90, Clinton, passed away Saturday, July 22, 2017, at the University of Tennessee Medical Center, Knoxville. He was born in Clinton July 21, 1927, to the late James Mack Seivers Sr. and Hassie England Seivers. He attended church at the Faith Lutheran Church in Oak Ridge. Jiggs joined the Y-12 staff in 1953 in the security department, transferring to employee relations in 1962. He served there as an employee relations representative, employment supervisor, and head of the employment department. He was then named staffing manager, with overall responsibility for the centralized organization. A native of Clinton, Jiggs studied industrial management at the University of Tennessee and served two years in the United States Army. He was also a past member of the Anderson County Board of Education. In addition to his parents, Jiggs was preceded in death by a brother, Hoyt Seivers. Survived by: Loving wife of 69 years, Frankie Melhorn Seivers; children, Lana Seivers, Larry Seivers (Sally); grandchildren, Matthew Yarbrough, Jennifer Nash (Nathan), Charlie Seivers (Haley); great-grandchildren, Cameron and Caitlin Nash, Harper and Deakin Mac Seivers; brother, Charles G. “Bones” Seivers (Bettye); many special nieces and nephews and a host of other family and friends. The family received friends from 5 – 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 25, 2017, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton with the funeral service following at 7 p.m. with the Rev. Steve Misenheimer officiating. Family and friends will meet at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 26, 2017, and go in funeral procession to the Grandview Memorial Gardens for an 11 a.m. interment. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to Michael Dunn Center-Memorial 629 Gallaher Road Kingston, TN 37763. Holley-Gamble Funeral Home is honored to serve the family. www.holleygamble.com

BARBARA van ALMEN

Barbara van Almen, 63, Clinton, passed away Wednesday, July 19, 2017, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge. She was a very loving wife, mother, and grandmother. Barbara was a very hard worker all her life and she loved to work crossword puzzles. She was preceded in death by her mother, Geraldine Ketner Adams. Barbara is survived by: Husband, Samuel van Almen of Clinton; daughters, Stacey Adams of Clinton, Jody van Almen of Clinton, Heather Phillips of Clinton; father, Donald E. Adams Sr; brother, Donald E. Adams Jr of Orlando, Fla.; sister, Lisa D. Adams of Orlando, Fla.; grandson, Joseph Watson, and 10 other grandchildren; nieces, Kristina Poore and Ashley DeMerchant; and a host of other relatives and friends. Barbara’s family and friends will have a Celebration of Life at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 27, 2017, at Norris City Park Amphitheater in Norris. Jones Mortuary in Clinton is in charge of all arrangements. Condolences can be made to the family at www.jonesmortuaryllc.com

KATHLEEN WALKER

Kathleen Walker, 84, passed away peacefully July 14, 2017. She was born in Harriman Sept. 12, 1932, to the late John and Martha Walker. Kathy was a longtime member of St. Thomas Episcopal Church. Kathy was retired from Martin Marietta. She was an accomplished organist at several churches, St. Andrew’s, St. Stephen’s, and St. Thomas. In addition to her parents, Kathy was preceded in death by: Brothers, Robert Kenneth Walker and Calvin Winston Walker; niece Martha Bridges. Survived by: Sister, Nancy W. Carroll
; nephew, Alex Carroll and wife Tami
; niece, Cathy Freels and husband Doug
; nephew-in-law, Jake Bridges
; great-nieces and nephews, Lindsey Bridges (Travis), Lauren Ragland (Eric), Mitchell Bridges (Chris) and Bret Freels
; several great-great-nieces and nephews; and a host of other family and friends. The family will have a memorial service at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Knoxville at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 29, 2017, with a reception to follow. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Thomas Episcopal Church at 5401 Tiffany Road Knoxville, TN, 37912, or a charity of your choice. Holley-Gamble Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements. www.holleygamble.com