Carolyn McDaniel, 75, Clinton, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge. Carolyn was the daughter of Thomas Boyd Humphreys and Mayme Sue Smith. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 36 years and the love of her life, Sammy H. McDaniel Sr. Carolyn was a member of 411 Baptist Church. She retired as the officer manager, food service, for Anderson County School System. She is survived by: Daughters, Lisa McDaniel and partner Julie Webb of Knoxville, and Tamme McDaniel of Clinton; sons, Sammy H. McDaniel Jr. and Kelly J. McDaniel, both of Clinton; brother, Tommy Humphreys and wife Wanda of South Carolina; sister, Nancy Martucci of Pennsylvania; sister-in-law, Emma Sue Carroll and husband Robert of LaFollette; grandchildren and the loves of her life, Miranda Lyn McDaniel, Molly Jo McDaniel; great-grandchildren, Alora and Macy Jo McDaniel The McDaniel family received friends from 5-7 p.m., until time of service, Monday, Nov. 7, 2022, in the chapel of Jones Mortuary in Clinton, with the Revs. David Choate and Lucas Hurd officiating. Graveside services were conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, at Woodhaven Memorial Gardens. Jones Mortuary, LLC, of Clinton, served the family of Carolyn McDaniel.


Shirley Gail “Vickery” Loughran, 69, Ocoee, Fla., passed away Oct. 29, 2022. She was the daughter of Roy and Wilma Jean Vickery. She was preceded in death by her father, Roy Vickery. She is survived by: Mother, Wilma Jean Vickery; sister, Rebecca Vickery; husband, David Loughran; and her dog, Zack. She also leaves a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends that will miss her. She was the first grandchild of Cecil and Bertha White. She left her home in the 1960s to go to Michigan. After working at the phone company as an operator for 30 years, she retired to Florida. She worked in Michigan, Tennessee, and Florida. She worked with her best friend, Cindy, at the phone company. She raised cockatiel birds for years and named each one. She loved the dachshund (wiener) dogs. Barbara Fairchild and Donna Fargo were her favorite singers. She enjoyed going to concerts in her younger years. Her first car was a red Corvair and her first job was at Kentucky Fried Chicken. A graveside service will be held at a later date. We want to thank Dennis Vickery for his help during this difficult time.


Rose Mary Martin Weaver, 74, Lenoir City, went home to be with her Heavenly Father at Fort Loudon Medical Center Sunday, Oct. 2, 2022. Rosemary was a graduate of Lake City High School and attended Lincoln Memorial University. She was a Member of Moran Baptist Church where she played the piano and was a Sunday school teacher. She loved attending and socializing at church and reading her Bible. She was an educational assistant for 41 years at Lake City Elementary School. Rosemary will be remembered as Christian woman who loved her family and grandkids but most of all Jesus. She was preceded in death by: Parents, Paul and Ruby Martin; husband, Bill Weaver. She is survived by: Daughter, Charllet and husband Mitch Owens; sister, Nancy and husband Joe Harper; granddaughter, Michelle and husband Gary Dees; two great-grandchildren, Braxton and Naomi Dees; nephew, Martin Hennessee; niece, Mary and husband Brian Hatmaker; great-nephews, Stone and Luke Hatmaker; cousins, Dean Knight, Jane Beth Dimsey, Carolyn Blevins, and Ray DeArmond. The Family will receive friends from 5 – 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, at Holley Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton. Funeral service will immediately follow with the Rev. Alvis Richardson officiating. Rosemary's graveside will be at 11 a.m. Monday, October 10, 2022, at Lynnhurst Cemetery in Knoxville with the Rev. Mark Acres officiating.


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.


Edith Lorene Cooper, 95, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., passed away Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022. Edith was born June 17, 1927, in Belfry, Ky., to Martha and Roy Edmonds. Her family moved to the Ball Camp area in 1931 and subsequently to the Clinton area. She graduated from Clinton High School in 1945 and was employed by Magnet Mills where she met her spouse. They were married in 1952 and moved to Heiskell. They subsequently moved to Fort Lauderdale, Fla., in 1969. She was preceded in death by: Husband, Calvin Coolidge Cooper; and son, Russell Terrence Cooper. She is survived by her: Son, Jeffrey Calvin Cooper and wife Jane Cooper of Abilene, Texas; daughter, Jenny Ann Peters and husband Mark Peters of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; daughter-in-law, Myrna Cooper of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; six grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Viewing will be at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022, followed by burial at Zion Cemetery in Claxton.


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