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Donald Lee Vanaman, Knoxville, rose to be with his Lord and Savior Sept. 3, 2017.

Don was born in Broken Arrow, Okla., Feb. 23, 1930. He was the only child of Leonard W. Vanaman and Gladys Mae Green Vanaman. He learned the value of hard work while growing up their family dairy farm. After graduating in the last senior class of Tiawah, Okla., in 1948, he attended Connors State College on a basketball and baseball scholarship. While home for the summer he met his future wife, Annabell Miller, and they married on Dec. 16, 1950. Don was drafted into the U.S. Army, where he served as a member of the Signal Corp at Camp Gordon, Ga., from 1951-1953.

After returning home, Don followed in his father’s footsteps as a dairy farmer and loved fishing and gardening. He taught his three children how to ride bikes and how to play basketball and baseball. He also ingrained in his children the same values of hard work that he had learned from his parents.

In 1965 he went to work for Harding Glass Company as a glazier-foreman, later a sales manager and sales rep. He retired from the glass business in 2000.

After his wife of 53 years, Annabelle, passed away, Don married Doris Moore-Hudson of Clinton and moved to Knoxville. While living there, he served as a deacon at New Salem Baptist Church in Clinton.

He is survived by: Wife, Doris Moore-Hudson Vanaman of Knoxville; two daughters, Patricia McCann and her husband Kent, and Darlene Braziel and her husband Steve; and son Andy Vanaman and his wife Cindy, all of Oklahoma; grandchildren, Jeremy Braziel (Diana) of Fayetteville, Ark., Ashleigh Webb (Jason), Andrew Vanaman, Rylee Vanaman and Annabelle Vanaman, all of Claremore, Okla.; great-grandchildren, Sicilei Redd, Chase Braziel, Brielle Webb and Kinley Braziel; also Doris’s son, Nathan Hudson, and four grandchildren, Christy, Katie, Matthew and William Hudson, and three great-grandchildren.

The family received friends from 5 – 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 8, 2017, with the funeral service at 7 p.m. with the Rev. Kenny Rains and the Rev. Mark Gallaher officiating.

Don will be going back to Oklahoma to be buried at Oaklawn Cemetery in Claremore, Okla.

Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton is honored to serve the family of Mr. Vanaman.


Ernest Eugene “Uncle Buck” Ward, 64, Clinton, passed away Friday, Sept. 8, 2017, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.

He was born in Oliver Springs to the late Earnest Ward and Irene Chamblee Bragg on Aug. 31, 1953. Uncle Buck was a collector of all things. He loved auctions and flea markets, the challenges of a casino, fishing, playing video games, and helping everyone and anyone in need. Uncle Buck’s favorite part of Christmas was purchasing “Christmas Wishes” from the Christmas Tree. He felt that he was doing his part to make sure a child had a Christmas. Uncle Buck was an avid Dallas Cowboys fan and a diehard Cubs fan.

Uncle Buck was preceded in death by: Mother, Irene Chamblee Bragg; father, Earnest Ward; and brother, Bobby Ward.

Survivors: Son, Matthew Ward and wife Ashlee of College Station, Texas; sisters, Deborah Sentell of Clinton, Brenda Price and husband John of Wood Dale, Ill.; brothers, Billy Ward and wife Lisa of Aurora, Ill., Arthur Bragg and wife Tracy of Libertyville, Ill., Jerome Bragg of Oak Ridge, David Bragg of North Carolina; grandson, Myles; several nieces, nephews and other family members and friends.

Visitation was from 1 – 3 p.m. Monday, Sept. 11, 2017, at Hatmaker Funeral Home in Lake City.

Funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Monday, Sept. 11, 2017, in the Hatmaker Funeral Home Chapel with Uncle Buck’s brother, Jerome Bragg, officiating.

A graveside service was held following the funeral service on Monday, Sept. 11, 2017, at the Mountain View Cemetery in Lake City with Kim O’Dell officiating.

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Hatmaker Funeral Home, Lake City, was in charge of arrangements.


Welby “Leo” Warwick, 83, Clinton, passed away Friday, Sept. 8, 2017, at Physicians Regional Medical Center in Knoxville.

He was born Nov. 5, 1933, to the late Admiral Dewey and Willie Edna Demarcus Warwick in Anderson County. Leo was a veteran of the United States Army and a member of Bethel Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by: Brother, Cleo Warwick; sisters, Naomi Weaver, and Roby McCarrell.

Survived by: Wife, Jessie Maureen Warwick; daughter, Cindy Bailey and husband Gary of Clinton; brother, Wilbur Warwick and wife Jackie; several nieces and nephews and a host of other family and friends.

The family received friends at the Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton from 5 – 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017, with the funeral service following at 7 p.m. with the Rev. J.C. Newman and the Rev. Darryl Taylor officiating.

Graveside services were held y 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 11, 2017, at Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital in Memphis.

Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton is in charge of all arrangements.


Alice Ann Hunter Woodfin, 81, Kingston, passed away Monday, Sept. 4, 2017, at her home with her husband, Sam, by her side.

She was born March 2, 1936, in South Pittsburg and was a graduate of South Pittsburg High School. She has been a resident of Roane County since 1955 and was of the Primitive Baptist faith. She was an accomplished ceramic artist, an exceptional floral designer, avid baker and very talented in crocheting and cross stitching. Ann also enjoyed fishing but loved babies and spending time with her family.

Preceded in death by: Parents, Lee and Sarah Elizabeth Parker Hunter; brother, James Samuel Hunter.

Survivors: Husband of 62 years, Sam B. Woodfin of Kingston; children, Sammy L. Woodfin and wife Rhonda of Andersonville, Lizanne W. Yount and husband Tom of Kingsport; grandchildren, Ashley Beret Arnold and husband Lucas of Knoxville, Sara Joelle Meyer and husband John of Norris, Kevin Thomas Yount of Kingsport, Rachel Elizabeth Yount of Washington, D.C.; five great-grandchildren; sister, Sarah June Moss and husband Jerry Don of South Pittsburg; several extended family members and many dear friends

Special appreciation to the fine nurses and caregivers of Covenant Hospice for all the excellent care shown during Ann’s illness.

Family and friends will met at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017, at Kingston Memorial Gardens for a graveside service with Elder John Robbins officiating.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Tennessee, Inc., 5801 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN., 37919.

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Fraker Funeral Home of Kingston is in charge of all the arrangements.


Mrs. Sue Helen Holladay Hale, Clinton, passed away peacefully surrounded by family at her home to be with her Lord Sept. 1, 2017.

She was the last of 12 children born to Carlie Bertrand Holladay and Josie Crider Holladay on Feb. 2, 1928 near Huntingdon. She graduated as valedictorian from Huntingdon High School and attended Nashville Business College. She began her work career at Y-12 in Oak Ridge. Besides being a homemaker, she also worked for Horace Wells at the Clinton Courier News.

She had many passions, but most notably she was known for her cooking and tending to her husband, children, and grandchildren; traveling via bus tours and cruises; and enjoying the beauty of flowers. She was an avid sports enthusiast for UT football, Atlanta Braves baseball, and Pat Summitt and the Lady Vols. She lived her life in a Christlike manner and faithfully attended the Clinton Church of Christ. She never knew a stranger and treated everyone like family. Her heartfelt love of others was reciprocated by many, and she will be dearly missed.

Sue`s favorite Bible verse was: Matthew 7:12, “So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.”

Special thanks to The Home Option nurses and staff and UT Hospice for their dedicated loving service to her and her family.

She is survived by: Husband of 65 years, Byron Hale; daughter, Debby Spann (Mark) of Clinton; and son, Tim Hale (Melinda) of Nolensville; four grandchildren, Kevin Spann (Tasha) of Clinton, Austin Hale (Erin) of Nolensville, Tyler Spann (Brittney) of LaVergne, and Lauren Eubanks (Brent) of Nashville; and four great-grandchildren.

Preceded in death by: Parents; four sisters; and seven brothers.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF), P.O. Box 47, Nampa, ID 83653 or to Gary Jones, India Mission Fund, c/o Clinton Church of Christ, P. O. Box 1126, Clinton, TN 37717.

Services will be held at Clinton Church of Christ, 500 N. Main Street, Clinton, TN 37716. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017, with the funeral service to follow.

Graveside service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 2, 2017, at Woodhaven Memorial Gardens, 160 Edgemoor Road, Powell.

Woodhaven Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens are honored to serve the Hale Family.


Cleta Marie Guy Lovelace, 81, Clinton, passed away Sept. 1, 2017, at Canterfield Assisted Living.

Cleta was of the Baptist faith and was born January 23, 1936, in Briceville to the late Drexel and Lillie Hatmaker.

In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by: First husband, Ralph Van Guy; second husband, Albert Lovelace; son, Ralph Van Guy Jr.; greatgrandson, Zachary Arender.

She is survived by: Children, Sherrie Larkin, David Lee Guy (Mary), Tammy Braden (Carl), and Bobby Van Guy (David Ensley); seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; sisters, Helen Hatmaker, Wilma Dew (Joe), Glenna Chamberlain; sister-in-law, Mary Graves.

The family received friends from 5 – 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017, at Holley Gamble Funeral Home. Her funeral service followed in the chapel with the Rev. Tom Byrge and the Rev. Keith Tillman officiating.

Cleta’s graveside service was at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017, at Grandview Memorial Garden.

Pallbearers were Bobby Van Guy, Carl Braden, Adam Braden, Darryl Arender, Elijah Arender, and Jonah Arender, and David Ensley.

Holley Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton is in charge of all arrangements.


Funeral services for Mr. Aubry Dean McGhee, 82, of Manchester, will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017, at Coffee County Funeral Chapel.

Burial will follow in Shady Grove Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until time of service Wednesday at the funeral home.

Mr. McGhee passed away Sept. 3, 2017, at Unity Medical Center in Manchester.

Aubry was born in Campbell County, the son of the late Caleb and Bessie Byrge McGhee. He was a self-employed mechanic. In earlier years, he owned several grocery stores and worked in the coal mining business as coal miner, coal truck owner, and mechanic. He was a member of the Masonry Lodge of Campbell County. Aubry enjoyed keeping up with current events, watching old classic movies, collecting coins, and loved being outside under the shade tree. He was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church in Campbell County.

In addition to his parents, Aubry was also preceded in death by: Sisters, Gerene Cross and Sue McGhee; son-in-law, Mike Phillips; grandson, Benjamin Cox; granddaughter, Holly Jernigan; great-granddaughter, Emmalynn Jernigan; and great-great-granddaughter, Mia Elam.

He is survived by: Loving wife, Lorenia McGhee of Manchester; four daughters, Kathy Phillips, Gloria Cox, Bonnie (Steve) Scullin, and Debbie Housley; 14 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and 3 great-great-grandchildren.

Coffee County Funeral Chapel is honored to serve the McGhee family.

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Mrs. Ella Sue Tate, Oliver Springs, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.

Her strong will to live, unwavering faith in God, and the love and prayers of family, friends, and many supporters carried her through 10 grueling months of pain. Yet even throughout her own struggle, she faithfully cared for family and friends through many ways including prayers, cards, food, and phone calls. She possessed a true servant’s heart and always put the needs of others before her own. She was a woman of strong faith, believing in the power of Jesus Christ’s love and the beauty and peace that would await her after her passing. With a real zest for life, Sue loved to read, send cards, go for walks, play bridge, travel, and chat with family and friends ... Just to name a few.

She was born April 7, 1938, in Norris to George and Georgia Reynolds. Sue graduated as the valedictorian from Norris High School in 1956. She married Frederick Gene Tate on June 8, 1957. They were happily married for 60 years. From 1966 to 1973, they lived in Saudi Arabia and worked for ARAMCO. Sue worked at Y12 for 35 years and retired in 1993. She was a devoted member of First Baptist Church in Oliver Springs.

Sue was preceded in death by: Parents, George and Georgia Reynolds of Norris; and sister, Jelna Reynolds Beaty (Royce) of Norris.

Sue is survived by: Beloved husband, Fred, of Oliver Springs; her daughters Janet Tate Atallah (Wadie) of West Palm Beach, Fla., and Julie McCullough of Oliver Springs; grandchildren, Nicole Parrott Liner (Justin) of Calhoun, and Bela Parrott of Oliver Springs; siblings Gloria Oakes (Carl) of Andersonville, Linda Hopson (Cecil) of Payson, Ariz., and Darrell Reynolds of Knoxville; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

The family will receive friends from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017, at Weatherford Mortuary. A memorial service will follow at 6:30 p.m. with Pastor Kenny Rains officiating.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to the Methodist Medical Center CCU nurse Kate, special neighbors David and Sharon Chamblee, her church family, and Pastor Kenny Rains.

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations be made to Tennessee Baptist Children’s Home

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