LAURA K. BAKER
Laura K. Baker, age 59 formerly of Oak Ridge passed away Friday, May 26, 2017 at Summit View of Rocky Top. She was a loyal and faithful daughter, sister, mother and friend who always had a bubbly personality. She will be deeply missed.
At her request there will be no services. Holley-Gamble Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Laura K. Baker. www.holleygamble.com
DANNY BRUCE DAVIS
Danny Bruce Davis, age 61, of Claxton, passed away Tuesday, May 23, 2017, at his home. He was of the Baptist faith.
Preceded in death by parents, John R. and Irene Bruce Davis.
Survivors: sons, Robert Davis and Daniel Davis; daughter, Tamara Davis; son, Nathaniel Hibbert; granddaughter, Brylie Michelle Davis; sister, Andy Wear; brothers, Bob Davis, Rick Davis and Marty Davis; several nieces and nephews.
Memorial Service was at 2 p.m. Saturday at Stevens Mortuary with Rev. Cody Haynes officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the charity of your choice. Serving the family, Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Avenue at North Broadway.
Mr. Davis’ guest book is available at www.stevensmortuaryinc.com.
FRANK D. BOGGS
Frank D. Boggs, 81, of Clinton, was born March 11, 1936 and passed away May 23, 2017. He was the only surviving son of the late Harrison and Ora Boggs of King’s Creek, Ky. Of the 13 children, there is one remaining, daughter Jewel Crase of Letcher County, Ky.
After graduating from Whitesburg High School, he joined the U.S. Navy and traveled the world. He attended the University of Kentucky and received a degree in Civil Engineering. His career started with L&N Railroad.
In 1962, he met and married Caralyn Sue Childers of Cumberland, Ky., a marriage lasting 54 years.
After working several years with L&N Railroad, he accepted a job with Queen City Railroad Construction Company in Cincinnati, Ohio.
While living in Northern Kentucky, Frank and Sue had three children: Suzi, Brent, and Bradley.
In 1976, Frank was asked to move to Knoxville, TN and tasked with opening an office of Queen City Railroad in Karns.
Several years later, he and his dear friend, and owner of Queen City, Glenn H. Healy started Unitrac Railroad Materials, also in Karns.
Frank ran both companies until Unitrac was well-established, retiring in 2000; he always missed his work.
During retirement, he enjoyed his grandchildren: Daniel and Clay, sons of daughter Suzi and Eric Schmidt of Clinton; Maddie, Sarah, and Kate, daughters of son Brent and Christy Boggs of Knoxville; Benjamin and Caden, sons of Bradley Boggs of Charleston, S.C.
They, of course, were his pride and joy!
During retirement, he volunteered his time with Mission of Hope, and always had a special love for under-privileged children. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Education Foundation The Teachers Depot located at 141 East Broad St. Clinton, TN. 37716, a charity for children’s school supplies.
Frank was a member of First Baptist Church, Clinton.
Frank “Paw” loved his family dearly, providing them with memories that will last a life time.
The family received friends from 3-5 p.m., Friday, May 26, 2017 at First Baptist Church in Clinton. His funeral service immediately followed in the chapel with Rev. Stan Elliott officiating. Frank’s graveside immediately followed his funeral service at the Grandview Memorial Garden. Holley Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton is in charge of all arrangements. holleygamble.com
MATTHEW W. BRADSHAW
Matthew W. Bradshaw, 57, Oak Ridge, passed away May 7, 2017, in Claxton.
He is survived by: Parents Dora Davis Gibson and Thomas H. Gibson, who were longtime residents of Oak Ridge now living in Claxton; Matthew leaves his two sisters, Janette Gibson and Rhonda Gibson Miller; two daughters, Mandy Williams and Karen Bradshaw; three granddaughters and three grandsons; two nieces, Halie and Samantha Miller.
Matt had many friends and co-workers from the Oak Ridge area. He never met a stranger.
He worked as a taxi driver, Time Out Deli & at the convenient store in Grove Center, Sears, and drove semi-trucks. Matt attended Willowbrooke and Highland elementary school in Oak Ridge, and Central High School in Knoxville.
There was a memorial service from 7 – 9 p.m. Thursday, May 25, 2017, at Piney Grove Baptist Church, located at 2019 Piney Grove Road, Knoxville.
Flowers are being handled by Powell Florist or when ordering from other florists ask for them to go through the pooling network so Powell Florist can handle the delivery.
Holly Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton is in charge of all arrangements.
KENNETH LEE WIGGINS
Kenneth Lee Wiggins, age 80, of Heiskell, passed away Friday, May 26, 2017. He was a retired auto body mechanic with Gary’s Body Shop in Clinton and a veteran of the US Navy. He was a loving father and genuine friend to many. He loved his family, nature, fishing, gardening, and painting. He was a very much loved man and will be missed dearly.
Preceded in death by his wife Judy Riggs Wiggins; parents Clyde and Maxie Wiggins.
He is survived by his daughters, Debbie Burress and husband Greg of Lake City, Beverly Inklebarger and husband Fred of Knoxville, Lea Barbee and husband Robbie of Powell and Lynn Weigand and husband Patrick of Knoxville; Ann Wiggins, former wife and mother of his daughters; beloved girlfriend, Mary Lou Bailey; grandchildren, Stephanie Massey, Zachery Inklebarger, Zain Inklebarger, Brandy Barbee, Eli Barbee and Logen Weigand; brothers, Hershel Wiggins and wife Edwina of Clinton and Clyde Wiggins and girlfriend, Carolyn Jones of Knoxville; and step-children, Kevin Riggs and Kelly Riggs Wilson.
The family received friends Tuesday, May 30, 2017 from 5-7 p.m. in the chapel of Holley-Gamble Funeral Home and services followed at 7 p.m. Rev. Charlie Kindell officiated. Family and friends will meet Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 1:45 p.m. at Oak Ridge Memorial Park for interment at 2 p.m.
Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton is honored to serve the family of Kenneth Lee Wiggins. www.holleygamble.com
CLIFFORD ‘CLIFF’ HARDIE
Clifford “Cliff” Hardie, 72, Clinton, passed away Friday, May 12, 2017, at The Waters of Clinton.
Clifford was born Oct. 21, 1943, in Ohio and was a veteran of the United States Navy. Cliff was a former police officer with the Clinton Police Department. Cliff will be remembered for his sense of humor and love for others.
Cliff is survived by a brother and a sister.
He also considered Diane Walden of Clinton a great friend and caretaker.
Cliff was thankful for the staff at The Waters of Clinton, and staff at the Clinton Dialysis Clinic for their loving care and friendship given to him.
Cliff chose not to have any services but will be buried at the East Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery in Knoxville.
Holley Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton is in charge of all arrangements.
DORIS ELAINE KENNEDY
Doris Elaine Kennedy, 71, Clinton, passed away May 14, 2017.
Doris was born in Highspint, Ky., and moved to Clinton after high school where she attended The Tennessee School of Beauty. Doris met and married Jim Kennedy in 1969 following his return from Vietnam and they moved to Tulsa, Okla., for a short time before returning to Clinton. She became a stay-at-home mom following the birth of her sons in the early 1970s. She enjoyed raising them in the countryside of East Tennessee where she took them to lakes, rivers, pools, and creeks to swim and spent much needed quality time with her boys, which is proven by their tenacity and strong spirit. She will always live on through them.
Preceded in death by: Parents, Tom and Dorothy Stout; and brother, Bill Stout.
She was the beloved wife of Jim Kennedy for 47 years; devoted mother of Jim Kennedy and wife Judy of Centerville, Ohio, and Tommy Kennedy and his partner Eddie Liao of Quincy, Mass.; and loving “Ma” to Jack, Wyatt, Sammie and Ethan.
She is also survived by: devoted sister, Freda Keith and husband John; brothers, Morris Stout and wife Gladys, Wayne Stout and wife Irene, Jim Stout and wife Edde; and many nieces and nephews.
There will be a private family memorial service later this summer around the Stout family gravesite in Williamsburg, Ky.
In lieu of flowers, if one is so inclined, please donate to a charity of your choice in Doris’s name or to Edgemoor Baptist Church in Claxton.
ROBERT ‘PAUL’ LONGMIRE
Robert “Paul” Longmire, 99, Knoxville, formerly of Andersonville, passed away Sunday, May 21, 2017.
Paul was a lifetime resident of Andersonville. Throughout his life he loved spending time in the garden and on the farm, but most of all with his family and friends. He was a member of Andersonville United Methodist Church and Valley Masonic Lodge F&A.M. in Andersonville.
Preceded in death by: Wife, Margaret “Peggy” Longmire; parents, Robert and Matilda Dove Longmire; brother, Woodrow Longmire; sisters, Juanita Longmire, Gladys Longmire, Louise Fincher, and Elsie Campbell.
He is survived by: Daughter, Margaret Longmire Butler of Knoxville; grandchildren, Madison Margaret Butler and George Andrew Butler of Knoxville
The family will receive friends from 1 – 3 p.m. Wednesday, May 24, 2017, at Holley Gamble Funeral Home with funeral services following in the chapel with the Rev. Ralph Horak officiating.
His graveside will follow at the Oak-Grove Longmire Cemetery in Andersonville.
In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be made to Andersonville United Methodist Church, 3813 Andersonville Hwy., Andersonville, TN 37705.
Holley Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton is in charge of all arrangements.