Linda Faye Cordell Enix, Rocky Top, passed away Jan. 1, 2023. She was 73 years old. Linda was born in Lafollette on Sept. 11, 1949, and served the Lord faithfully throughout her life, often travelling with her father (Ralph Cordell) to play music for Bible schools. Linda was a loving and kind woman who brought joy to everyone she met. She was a devoted wife, caring sister, and beloved mother and grandmother. Most importantly, she had a beautiful relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ and read the Bible daily. She was reading it through for the 25th time when she passed. Linda and her family have the assured hope that death is not the end, and she is forever with the Lord. She was preceded in death by: Father, Ralph Cordell; mother, Helen Cordell; siblings, Phyllis Cordell, and Connie Cordell. She is survived by: Husband of 41 years, Richard Enix; children, Christopher Enix and wife Charity, Jonathan Enix; siblings, Margaret Davis, Doris Sharp and husband Mickey, Debbie Ragain and husband Jay, Paul Cordell and wife Loretta, Steve Cordell and wife Emily; grandchildren, Luke and Noahlynn; several nieces, nephews and other family and friends. The family received friends at Leach Family Funeral Home and Cremation from 5 – 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2023, with the funeral service following at 7 p.m. with Pastor Christopher Enix officiating. Graveside service was held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 5, 2023, at Woodlawn Cemetery.


Keith Woznek died Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2022, at his home in Clinton after battling cancer. He is now in the presence of his Savior, Jesus. Born Jan. 9, 1950, in Syracuse, N.Y., to Harriet (Murray) Woznek and Peter Woznek, Keith lived a life of distinction, devotion to family, and service to Jesus. In the later years of his life, Keith was a member of Second Baptist Church in Clinton. The family will receive friends in the Chapel of Jones Mortuary from 6 – 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023, with a funeral service following. The Rev. Tyler Woznek will be officiating. Keith’s graveside service will be at East Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery in Knoxville at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2023, with full military honors being performed by the Jellico and Campbell County Honor Guard. Keith grew up in scouting, earning his Eagle Scout in 1965. Graduating from East Syracuse Minoa in 1968, he then attended West Point Military Academy, graduating in 1972. He attained the rank of captain and was a decorated soldier, serving in the 2nd Armored Division. As a family man, Keith would take trips with his wife, Elaine. They often vacationed at Word of Life to listen to preaching from all over the country. Keith loved being a dad until the title of “Papa” was granted to him. “The purpose of having kids is having grandkids,” he would say with pride. He deeply loved all of his grandkids. Service to Jesus was Keith’s greatest hallmark. He taught through the entire Bible as a Sunday school teacher, lead Bible studies at work, and in retirement focused on sharing about Jesus. His greatest ministry was as “Chief Ranger” in Christian Service Brigade at North Syracuse Baptist Church. There he led many boys to become men and followers of Jesus. A verse he often quoted was Roman’s 10:9, “If you confess with your mouth, Jesus is Lord, and believe in your Heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved!” Keith was preceded in death by: Parents, Peter and Harriet Woznek; and brother, Kevin Woznek. He is survived by: Wife, Elaine Woznek; sister, Barbra Parker; sons, Beau Flannery and Tyler Woznek; daughters, Wendy O’Neill, Laurie Willits, and Holly Moran; cherished grandchildren, Christian, Eli and Grace Moran, and Jadon and Gavin Woznek. “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Henceforth there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will award to me in that day, and not only to me but also to all who have loved His appearing.” 2 Timothy 4:7-8


Harold Leab, 53, Caryville, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2022, at North Knoxville Medical Center in Powell. Harold was born in LaFollette April 1, 1969. He was a coal miner for Premium Coal. Harold was a member of Grave Hill Baptist Church in New River. He enjoyed playing pool, fishing, watching NASCAR, searching for ginseng, and being out in the mountains. Harold was preceded in death by: Dad, Ike Leab; sister, Faye; grandparents, Guy and Sabra Phillips Leab, and George and Ada Phillips Burchfield. Survivors: Mother, Imogene Burchfield Leab of Oliver Springs; sons, Dustin and Maddie of Clinton, Joshua and Jordan of Caryville; brother, Edward Leab and Jennifer of New River; sister, Barbara Patterson and David of Oliver Springs; grandchildren, Lakelee, Imma, and Preston; and a host of other nieces, nephews, and other family members and friends. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. – noon Saturday, Dec 31, 2022, at Hatmaker Funeral Home. Funeral service will be at noon, Saturday, Dec. 31, 2022, with the Rev. Wayne Phillips officiating. A graveside service will follow the funeral service at Grave Hill Cemetery in New River, Saturday, Dec. 31, 2022.


On Dec. 27, Troy Lee Foust went to be with the Lord. He passed away in his own warm bed with his grandson, Chris Phillips, by his side. He leaves behind his wife, Belle Jeweldean Foust, who loved him with 100-percent of her heart, mind, and soul. He married her 40 years ago on Dec. 23. He also leaves behind three stepchildren, Carol, Kate and Tom and the sweetest niece Amy. He also leaves behind many grandchildren who loved him dearly. He was often described as three times the grandfather he didn’t have to be. He was one of the kindest men that ever walked the earth. He will be missed but never forgotten. I am so glad you married my mom. Due to illness in the family, there will not be any services at this time. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Holley Gamble Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.


Gladys Marie Duncan Fateley 88, formerly of Briceville, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2022, at Signature of Rockwood. Gladys was a member of Hill Top Baptist Church in Halls. Gladys was a strong-minded individual throughout life. She was preceded in death by: Father and mother, Marvin and Martha Harness Duncan; brothers, Joe Duncan, Lawrence Duncan; sister, Sadie Jenes; daughter, Sharon Thomas; niece, Shelvy Jenes. Gladys is survived by: Sister, Nellie Allen; brother, Houston Duncan and Jill; special niece and nephew, Kim and Roger Gregg. A special “Thank You” to the staff of Signature of Rockwood. Visitation is from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 30, 2022, at the Hatmaker Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral service is at 2:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 30, 2022, at the Hatmaker Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jim Ault officiating. Interment will be at 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 30, 2022, at Oak Ridge Memorial Park in Oak Ridge. You may also view Gladys's guestbook online at Hatmaker Funeral Home, Lake City, is in charge of arrangements.


Walter (Buddy) Levi Walden, 75, Clinton, born June 10, 1947, went home to be with the Lord Dec. 26, 2022, surrounded by his loving wife of 55 years Dianne Carter Walden, and his five daughters. Walter was a husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He would have been a great-great-grandfather in February to a new baby boy. He enjoyed a lot of things during his lifelong journey. The most significant was driving a school bus, but his passion was being a tour bus driver traveling across America and Canada. He was preceded in death by: Parents, Bill and Mary Ruth Walden; sister, Joyce Hannah; brother, Garry Walden; son-in-law, Eric King; great-grandchildren, Demi and Baby Windham; father and mother-in-law, Cornelius and Mary Carter; brothers-in-law, Ray Carter, Ronnie Carter; and sister-in-law, Kathy Reed. He is survived by: Daughters, Melissa Davis and husband Michael and their children Joshua Davis and wife Jennifer, Jerrica Varner and significant other Cody Justice and their children Aiden and Aaron Varner. Blayze, Noah, and Talon Davis, Patricia Carpenter and husband Otis and their children Jessica and Billy Carpenter and significant other Courtney Cooper and their children Johnny Williams, Hailey Williams and expecting baby boy, Casey Mount, Cody, David, and Noah Carpenter, Sheila Langford and husband Robert and their children Robert Langford IV and wife Jessie and their children Robert V., Timothy and Benjamin Langford, Jordan and wife Carley Langford, Emily Anders and husband Brandon, Olivia Langford, and Andrew and Olivia Langford, Cheryl Walden King and children Shelby Windham and husband Darryl their children Sunny and Sophie Windham, Chloe Winsbro and son Drayden Roberts, Amy Walden Duncan and significant other Richard (Rick) Carpenter and their fur and feather babies and Rick's son Richard (Richie) and wife Chloe. He is also survived by: Sisters, Dianna Childs and Janet Webb; uncle, Hubert Harmon; along with many nieces and nephews and other family members and friends. The family will receive friends from 4 – 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 31, 2022, in the chapel of Mott-McKamey Funeral Home. The funeral service will follow at 6 p.m. The graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 1, 2023, at Staff Sergeant Cornelius Carter Cemetery. Grandson, Preacher Robert Langford IV will officiate the services. Mott-McKamey Funeral Home and Cremations is in charge of arrangements.


Connie Louise Nolan, born Aug. 9, 1946, to Arizona McGhee Thomas, gained her heavenly angel wings Dec. 24, 2022. Connie's greatest treasures were her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Her love for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren was like no other and her role as "Mom-Mom" was one of her greatest. Her warm heart and beautiful smile would light up any room. She treasured her many trips to the ocean with her sister, and the stories that they can tell show how much love they shared between them. Connie was also a treasure hunter. She and her sister embarked on many trips and adventures in search of art glass such as Fenton and Viking Art Glass. Her collection, like her, is beautiful and it was something that she loved to be able to do and share with her precious sister. If you were lucky enough to know her and care for her, you would know that you had the love of one of the most spectacular people in the world. Her quick wit, her admirable love for all things, and the joy that she brought to so many will be missed. Her legacy on earth will never be forgotten and will live on through each of those who loved her. Connie was preceded in death by: Mother, Arizona McGhee Thomas; brothers, Michael Thomas and David Thomas; sister, Alma Joan Thomas; great-grandson, Elijah Bryant. Connie is survived by: Husband of 58 years, Harlan Ray Nolan; sons, Gary Nolan and wife Barbara, Michael Nolan; daughter, Lisa Mashburn and husband Lea; granddaughters, Ashley Greenlee, Audrey Greenlee and fiancé Steven; great-granddaughter, Averi Greenlee; great-grandson, Eziah Bryant; sister, Rhonda West; brothers, Tony Thomas and wife Pat, Dan Thomas. The family will receive friends at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home from 5 – 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2022, with the funeral service to follow at 7 p.m. Friends and family will meet at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 29, 2022, and go in funeral procession to Farmer’s Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.


Always known as “Tyke,” Foster Charles Emch, 80, passed on from this life to the next at 4:40 p.m. Dec. 23, 2022, with his loving wife of 33 years, Tammy Holt Emch, at his side. He was a West Virginia man who found true love in a Tennessee girl; a diehard fan of the West Virginia Mountaineers, the Tennessee Volunteers, and the Atlanta Braves; a snazzy dresser with crazy t-shirts and hats galore; a big man with an even bigger heart. Tyke was a 1960 graduate of Magnolia High School in New Martinsville, W. Va., where he was active in FFA and football, and studied business at Kent State University in Akron, Ohio. He served as Secretary of Local Chapter of the United Steelworkers of America Union in Youngstown, Ohio, and later was a member of Laborers’ Union Local 438 in Atlanta, Ga., where he retired from work as a chemical process operator for Crown Cork & Seal in 1994. Tyke was a Christian who attended the Evangelistic Center of Clinton and was best known locally as a highly decorated volunteer at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge, longtime manager and DJ of Tambo’s Karaoke, and co-owner of Tykester’s Antiques, Jams, and Jellies in Clinton. He always had fun, and he made sure everyone around him did too. Tyke was preceded in death by: Father, Foster C. Emch; mother, Thelma Meadus Swann Emch; and daughter, Karen Emch Luoma. He is survived by: That Tennessee girl, Tammy, and her three special sisters, all of whom babied him to no end; two brothers-in-law, one whom was his buddy; his little brother, ”Muggs” and family; daughter, Leshia Ann Emch, who idolized him, and her family; two sons, Foster Charles Emch II, of Warren, Ohio, and Robert Lee Emch of Culpeper, Va., and their families; two nephews and their families in Charleston, W. Va.; several nieces and nephews in Clinton and Nashville; three granddaughters and four great-grandchildren; two special great-nieces and a special great-nephew; and a great many bowling and music friends. Tyke loved fried catfish, eggs, chicken with mashed potatoes, gravy, and noodles, and black raspberry cobbler. He never met a stranger, never made an enemy, and never missed a chance to make a joke. He was fun-loving and funny, and everyone loved him. We will greatly miss him as he, like his favorite cowboy hero Roy Rogers, rides off into the sunset. The family will receive friends at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home from 2 – 3 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2022, with the funeral service to follow in the Chapel with pastor Judy Delatte officiating. Interment will be held at Overton Cemetery following the funeral service.