Obituaries

MARGARET ELIZABETH FOSTER STALLARD

Margaret Elizabeth Foster Stallard, 87, Clinton, passed away Aug. 21, 2022, at The Lantern Memory Care Facility at Morning Point in Clinton. She was born in Norris April 12, 1935. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Clinton. Margaret was preceded in death by: Husband, Robert D. Stallard; parents, Ruby and Hugh Foster; brother, Hugh D. Foster Jr.; and grandson, Christopher D. Stallard. She is survived by: Son, Mark D. Stallard and wife Lisa; granddaughter, Emily Wallace and husband Chris; great-grandchildren, Maebree Davis and Maddox Wallace; and sister-in-law, Jane Foster; along with many cousins, nieces, and nephews. Margaret's son, Mark, would like to extend a very special thank you to the staff at The Lantern Memory Care Facility in Clinton and Avalon Hospice for their loving care and kindness to his mother during this time. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First Baptist Church of Clinton in Margaret's memory: P.O. Box 268, Clinton, TN 37716. Visitation is from 5:30 – 7 p.m. PM, Friday, Aug. 26, 2022, at First Baptist Church in Clinton. Funeral service is at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26, 2022, at First Baptist Church in Clinton with Dr. Danny Chisholm officiating. Family and friends will meet at Hatmaker Funeral Home in Lake City at 11:15 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, 2022, to go in procession to Oak Grove Cemetery in Lake City for a noon graveside service. You may also view Margaret's guestbook online at http://www.hatmakerfuneralhome.com Hatmaker Funeral Home, Lake City, is in charge of arrangements.

JASON L. HOBBS

Jason L. Hobbs (1983-2022), died at the age of 39 doing what he loved, riding his motorcycle. He leaves a devastated family and many devastated friends. We are all very, very sadden by his death. Many broken hearts will miss his kindness, wit, intellect, curiosity, sweetness, thoughtfulness to others, and most of all his laughter and great smile. His large family thanks all of his friends for the love shown toward Jason during his 39 years. Yellow was Jason's favorite color since he was two-years old. He loved anything yellow, from a tee shirt to a soccer ball. So, when you see yellow, please remember Jason. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Norris Food Pantry. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

RUTH GERALDINE ELLIOTT

Ruth Geraldine Elliott, 91, born Feb. 11, 1931, to Clinton and Elizabeth Smith in Knoxville. She was a faithful member of Piney Grove Baptist Church of Heiskell. She loved Jesus, her church and her family. She was preceded in death by: Parents Clinton and Elizabeth Smith; brother, Bill Smith; sisters Gertie King, Margaret Kerr, and Catherine Childress. Ruth is survived by: Son, Greg Elliott (Wanda); grandson, Kevin Elliott (Deanna); granddaughter, Shauna Bowling (Kevin); great-grandchildren, Kelsey, Isaac, Kara and Austin Bowling, Karter and Jack Elliott; brother, Max Smith (Kathy); sister, Edna Stephens. The family will receive friends at Holley Gamble Funeral Home from 5 – 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25, 2022, with funeral service at 7 p.m. Interment will be at Woodhaven Memorial Gardens at noon Friday, Aug. 26, 2022. Officiating the services are the Rev. Kevin Bowling, the Rev. Billy Moore and the Rev. Luke Kidwell. Pallbearers are Kevin Elliott, Karter Elliott, Jack Elliott, Kevin Bowling, Issac Bowling and Austin Bowling. www.holleygamble.com

ROBERT LEE PHILLIPS

Robert Lee Phillips, 61, passed away unexpectedly Friday, Aug. 19, 2022, in Rocky Top. Robert was a member at Norris First Baptist Church and he dedicated most of his time into doing God’s work. He volunteered at a local senior center, and he helped feed the homeless. In his spare time, Robert loved to go four wheeling, fishing, bowling, and watching football. He will be deeply missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him. He was preceded in death by: Parents, Buster and Mary Phillips; son, Christopher Lee Phillips; sister, Linda Phillips; brother, Gary Phillips; grandparents, Carlos and Thelma Stittums; nephew, David Jarnigan and David Phillips Jr.; sister-in-law, B.J. Phillips; and best friend, Raymond Long. Robert is survived by: Sons, Joshua Alan Phillips of Heiskell, and Robert Phillips Jr. of Heiskell; brothers, Buster Phillips and Cherie of Clinton, Charlie Phillips and Pam of Harriman, David Phillips of Georgia; sisters, Mary Ann Goins and Mike of Lake City, Vickie, Karen Isabell and Tom of Caryville, Becky, and Debbie; granddaughter, Annabelle Sophia Phillips; nephews, J.J. Dotson, Thomas Phillips, Tony Lane, Josh Stittums, Preston, and Joey Isabell. The family will receive friends in the Chapel of Jones Mortuary from 5 – 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2022. Robert’s funeral service will begin at 7 p.m. with the Rev. David Seiber officiating. Interment will be held at Oak Ridge Memorial Park at 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 29, 2022. If you would like to join the family in procession, please arrive at Jones Mortuary by 10:15 a.m. Monday, Aug. 29, 2022. Jones Mortuary, LLC. in Clinton is in charge of arrangements.

WANDA JEAN KIEHL

Wanda Jean Kiehl, 74, passed away Monday, Aug. 15, 2022 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville. Wanda was a member of Hillvale Baptist Church. She loved her family and grandchildren dearly. Wanda will be remembered as a loving, Christian woman who was always there for her friends and family, and she was very fond of her fur babies. She was preceded in death by: Parents, Frank and Mary Nell Maloy; husband, Thomas Kiehl; brother, Gary Maloy. Wanda is survived by: Sons, Michael Kiehl (Melissa) of Knoxville, and Frank Kiehl of Andersonville; daughter, Kellie Szczepanski (Thomas) of Riverview, Mich.; sister-in-law, Brenda Maloy; grandchildren, Jacob Szczepanski, Megan Kiehl, Selah Kiehl, Macy Kiehl, and Jonah Kiehl. Wanda is also survived by her lifelong friend, Bonnie Scott. A graveside service was held for Wanda at 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 18, 2022 at Hillvale Baptist Church Cemetery. Jones Mortuary, LLC. in Clinton was in charge of arrangements.

JENNIFER J. COOK

Jennifer J. Cook, 46, Lake City, was peacefully called home after a battle against lung afflictions Aug. 13, 2022. She was born Dec. 13, 1975, to her late father, Dennis Phillips, and Linda Bolinger Rhea. She at a young age accepted Jesus as her Lord and Savior. Jenny was known for many things including being a champion winning athlete, an amazing mother, daughter, grandmother, friend, and soulmate, as well as having a smile that could light up any room. Everyone who knew her, loved her. She was preceded in death by: Father, Dennis Phillips; grandmother, Jennifer Louise Rose Phillips; grandfather, William Ralph Bolinger Sr. and Iva Jean Bolinger; and stepfather, John Timothy Rhea, whom with she is surely rejoicing in heaven’s halls. She is survived by: Mother, Linda Bolinger Rhea of Lake City; brothers, Justin Rhea of Lake City and Tagen Loges Phillips of Knoxville; daughters, Morgan Grady and Val, Taylor Grady, Ashley Cook, and Katherine Cook and Austin Silvey of Oak Ridge; grandchildren, Raelyn Grady, Danielle Cook, and Tyler Silvey; many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends; loving boyfriend, who was by her side until the very end, Shawn Phillips of Lake City. Jenny was a mother to many, and a friend to all. She loved her children fiercely, and fought hard to stay with them. She was known to be fierce for the ones she loved and a helpful hand for anyone in need. Her loss will be felt by many, and she will never be forgotten. Visitation was from 6 – 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2022, at Hatmaker Funeral Home in Lake City. Funeral service was at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2022, in the Hatmaker Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Danny Ray Phillips officiating. Family and friends will met at 10:15 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 18, 2022, at Hatmaker Funeral Home in Lake City to go in procession to Leach Cemetery for an 11 a.m. interment. Hatmaker Funeral Home, Lake City was in charge of arrangements.

ANTHONY 'TONY' WAYNE GARDNER III

Anthony “Tony” Wayne Gardner III, 18, Knoxville, passed away suddenly Aug. 13, 2022, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge. He had a unique personality that everyone loved. Tony attended High Point Baptist Church and was in kindergarten through 4th grade while living in Covington, Ga. Then he and his family moved back to Oak Ridge where he attended Robertsville Middle School and Oak Ridge High School. He graduated from Powell High School in 2022. Tony thoroughly enjoyed drama and being in plays while he was in high school. That was mainly due to his amazing drama teacher, Ms. Doubleday, who always went above and beyond what was required of her and always made time to help and assist Tony in whatever capacity he needed. Tony was very loyal to his family and enjoyed playing video games and gaming with his friends. Tony loved swimming, baseball and was fascinated with swords. He also had an interest in languages. Tony was in the process of learning Japanese using online program. He was preceded in death by: Great-grandmother, Shelby Gardner; great-grandfathers, Harlan Thurman and Albert Pack. Tony is survived by: Father, Anthony Wayne Gardner Jr. of Powell; mother, Carrie Lashel Gardner of Knoxville; brother, Arthur Dean (Salem) Gardner of Farragut; sisters, Mariah Brown of Tampa Fla., and Sarah-Kate Lynn Hardegree of Covington, Ga.; nieces, Tallyah Brown, Aubriellan Brown; and nephew, Ezariah Brown. Also: Grandfathers, Anthony Gardner Sr. and wife Lue of Tampa, Fla., Carl Bunch Jr. and wife Stacey of Rocky Top; grandmothers, Cheryl Nolen of Knoxville, and Angelia Holpp and husband Richard of Delaware; great-grandfather, Arthur “Sonny” Gardner formerly of Oak Ridge now of Tampa, Fla..; great-grandmothers, Helen Roark of Powell, and Joyce Pack of Knoxville; and many other relatives and friends. Tony’s family will be receiving his friends from 5 – 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, 2022, with his celebration of life following at 7 p.m. in the chapel of Jones Mortuary in Clinton. Brother Dewey Caldwell will be officiating. Jones Mortuary LLC in Clinton is in charge of all arrangements.

ANTHONY CHRIS HAYNES

Anthony Chris Haynes’ extraordinary life was cut short Aug. 12, 2022. Though his absence is and will be mourned for a long time to come by all of us who know and love him, he is resting (maybe for the first time ever) peacefully in heaven. Chris was born July 19, 1964, in Knoxville to parents Jerry Lynn Haynes and Dixie Pearl Haynes. He is survived by: Wife, Karen Denise Haynes; children, Brandon (Ashley) Haynes and Megan (Aaron) Jenkins; mother, Dixie Haynes; siblings, Jerry Lynn (Debra) Haynes Jr., Vana (David) DeMarinis, and Charlotte (Andy) Roberts; beloved grandchildren, Hadlee, Booth, and Haynes Jenkins, and Briley and Bristol Haynes; and many other close friends who he considered his family. He was preceded in death by: Father, Jerry Haynes; and sister, Labrisca Idles. His grandchildren were the light of his life, and he was absolutely the light of theirs. He was a loyal employee of Y-12 National Security Complex since 1986. Receiving of friends will be held at Premier Sharp Funeral Home in Oliver Springs, from 5 – 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 18, 2022, with a service to follow. Funeral procession will begin at Premier Sharp Funeral Home at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 19, 2022, with Chris’s final resting place at Long Cemetery in Clinton. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be made to the Knox County Rescue Squad at https://knoxcountyrescue.org/donate-now/. Premier Sharp Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Haynes family. www.sharpfh.com.