Obituaries

LYDIA LUCILLE HATMAKER

Lydia Lucille Hatmaker, 87, Clinton, passed away Thursday, Aug. 11, 2022. She was born Feb. 2, 1935, in Fork Mountain, the daughter of Virgil (Boots) Armes and Lucinda Daugherty Armes, who predecease her. Lydia was a graduate of Lake City High School and Lincoln Memorial University. She worked as a Registered Nurse for Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge for many years where she received the Who's Who in America Nursing Women honor. She and her late husband owned and operated Hatmaker Funeral Home in Lake City with their children. Lydia had fond memories of growing up in Fork Mountain and loved to share them. In addition to her parents, Lydia was preceded in death by: Husband of 62 years, Robert "Bob" Hatmaker; son, Steve Hatmaker; and sisters, Sallie Basler White, Rhoda Dagley, Lillian Smithers, Loretta Woods, and Deana Parks. Survivors: Daughter, Robbie Hatmaker Pack (Eddie) of Lake City; sons, Jeffery "Scott" Hatmaker (Donna) of Oak Ridge, Stan Hatmaker (Becky) of Clinton; daughter-in-Law Susan Hatmaker of Clinton; brothers, Freddy Armes (Diana) of Wartburg, Virgil Armes (Rosalee) of Knoxville; grandchildren, Zack Hardy (Laura), Jeffery Hatmaker (Kacy), Jon-Michael Hatmaker, Luke Hatmaker, Mary-Frances Stine (Austin), Chelsey Iha, Morgan Hatmaker, Taylor Hatmaker, Ellie Hatmaker, Audrey Hatmaker; great-grandchildren, Cameron and Will Hardy, Skye, Kota, and Tristan Hatmaker, Sydney, Savannah, and Dylan Stine; several nieces, nephews, and a host of other relatives and friends. Visitation was from 5 – 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 15, 2022, at Hatmaker Funeral Home in Lake City. Funeral Mass was held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2022, with Father Richard Armstrong and Deacon Pete Chiaro officiating at St. Therese Catholic Church in Clinton. A graveside service followed the Funeral Mass at the Leach Cemetery in Lake City. Hatmaker Funeral Home, Lake City, TN is in charge of arrangements.

DIXIE LEE LENGNER

Dixie Lee Lengner, 58, passed away Thursday, Aug. 11, 2022, at Sacred Ground Hospice House in Knoxville. Dixie lived most of her life in Ft. Collins and Loveland, Colo., and finally said she found her place in Tennessee. She pursued careers as a court reporter, medical transcriptionist, and real estate agent. Dixie served honorably in the Naval Reserve for seven years and was proud to wear the uniform alongside her daughter, Jessie, and her son, Asa. She was a woman of strong faith who loved the Lord with all her heart. She enjoyed volunteering for KARM and the Angelic Ministry. Her three-year intense battle with ovarian cancer has finally come to an end. Her family is at peace in the comfort that her suffering is no more, and she is now in the arms of our Loving Father in Heaven. She was preceded in death by her parents, Leroy and Martha Lengner. Dixie is survived by: Fiancé, David Stringfield; son, Asa Gunderman and wife Leslie; daughters, Jessie Hartel and husband Shawn, Crystal Graham; brothers, David Lengner, Don Lengner, Jim Lengner, Josh Lengner, Matthew Lengner; sister, Denise Hammang; grandchildren, Dean Gunderman, Bay Gunderman, and Lilly Hartel. The family will receive friends in the Chapel of Jones Mortuary from 10 a.m. - noon Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2022. Dixie’s funeral service will begin at noon with the Rev. Chuck Letsinger officiating. Following her funeral service, the family will be going in procession to Oliver Springs Cemetery where the Campbell County Honor Guard will perform full military honors before her graveside service begins. Jones Mortuary, LLC. in Clinton is in charge of arrangements.

DARLIS PHILLIPS

On Aug. 10, 2022, Darlis Phillips went home to be with Jesus at the age of 91. She was born Feb. 17, 1931. She was a faithful member of Fraterville Baptist Church where she enjoyed singing with the choir. In her free time, she enjoyed planting flowers, cooking and spending time with her family. She was very loved and will be missed by many. Darlis was preceded in death by: Husband of 60 years, Byrd C Phillips; and son, Byrdus Phillips. She is survived by: Daughter, Lois McCraw and David Stanley of Tunnel Hill Ga.; daughter, Judy and Jimmy Carroll of Heiskell; son, Curtis Phillips of Briceville; daughter, Debra Mozingo of Rocky Top; Mickey and Deshea Phillips of Rocky Top; daughter, Kim and Rychard Damewood of Clinton; grandchildren, Chris McCraw, Robin Gravitt, Lisa Carroll, Jamie Carroll, Todd Mozingo, Rodney Mozingo, Bryson Phillips, Mason Phillips, Madison Phillips, Kaiden Phillips, Kyra Damewood and Ethan Damewood; great-grandchildren, Savannah Jackson, Kristun McCraw, Brinkley McCraw, Aza Molina, Ian Gravitt, Dylan Carroll, Tucker Markland, Cayden McGaha, Tallan McGaha, Skylar Mozingo, Riley Mozingo, Phoenix Mozingo, Lacey Mozingo, and Memphis Phillips; great-great-grandchild, Luna Molina; sister, Tavy Powell of Tunnel Hill, Ga.; brother, Dillard West of Illinois. Visitation was from 5 – 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 12, 2022, at Fraterville Baptist Church in Rocky Top, 1025 Briceville Highway. Funeral service was at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 12, 2022, at Fraterville Baptist Church with the Rev. Terry Sweat officiating. Family and friends met at 10:15 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, 2022, at Hatmaker Funeral Home in Lake City to go in procession to the Oak Grove Cemetery in Lake City for an 11 a.m. graveside service. Hatmaker Funeral Home, Lake City, wass in charge of arrangements.

EDNA PURN (EDMONDS) PHILLIPS

Edna Purn (Edmonds) Phillips, 93, Dutch Valley, passed away peacefully Aug. 10, 2022, at her home. She was a member of Black Oak Baptist Church where she enjoyed going to Sunday school and attended regularly until her health declined. In younger years she loved to sew and make clothes, enjoyed canning from the garden her husband, James, put out. Recently she loved going out for drives and people watching. She always enjoyed sitting on the porch with her husband, James, until he passed in 2017. She was a wonderful homemaker and helpmate to her husband. She was always concerned about her children and grandchildren even when she wasn’t feeling well herself, she was the epitome of a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Purn was preceded in death by: Parents, Ulas and Edna Edmonds; husband of 70 years, James Phillips; sister, Ruby Baker; son, Jerry Phillips; grandson, Tony Phillips; daughter-in-law, Linda Phillips; grandson-in-law, Don McMillan She is survived by: Children, Steven Phillips and wife Michelle of Clinton, Celeste Phillips and Mark Whaley of Clinton; grandchildren, Amanda McMillan of Powell, Andrea Tindell of Clinton, Madison and husband Drew Mefford of Clinton; daughter-in-law, Amparo Atencio of Oak Ridge; great-grandchildren, Hannah, Gavin, Dominic, Mason, Eli, Avery, Judah and, baby Atlas due in November. The family will receive friends from 1 – 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 14, 2022, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home with her graveside service to follow at Sunset Cemetery with the Rev. Matthew Thompson officiating. www.holleygamble.com

JIMMY RAY BURRIS

Jimmy Ray Burris, 64, Jacksboro, passed away Monday, Aug. 8, 2022, at the LaFollette Medical Center. He was born Sept. 9, 1957, to Ellis and Blanche Burris. Jimmy was a member of Mt. Paran Baptist Church. In addition to his parents, Jimmy was also preceded in death by: Grandparents, Otis and Bessie Burris and Arthur and Gladys Neer; sister, Patricia Burris; and brother, Virgil Burris. Survivors include: Wife, Cheryl Burris of Jacksboro; son, Jimmy Burris Jr. and wife Cindy of Caryville; daughter, Natalie Shorter and husband Dustin of Nashville; stepchildren, Meribeth Cotton and boyfriend Adam Kitts of Jacksboro; brothers, Junior Burris and wife Libby of Oliver Springs, Donny Burris of Nashville, Arthur Neer of Clinton; sister, Nancy Andrews and husband Cotton of Caryville; sisters-in-law, Tommie Witthohn and husband Jim of Florida, Glenna Ball and husband Johnny of Jacksboro; brothers-in-law, Johnny Bruce and wife Diane of Jacksboro, Eddie Bruce and wife Mona of LaFollette, Danny Bruce and wife Vickie of LaFollette; grandchildren, Katelynn Burris, (Papaw's Girl) Isabella Burris, Ellie Burris and Colton Shorter. Visitation was from 6 – 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022, at Hatmaker Funeral Home. Funeral service followed visitation at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022, in the Hatmaker Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Don Whited officiating. Interment was at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 11, 2022, at Norris Memorial Gardens in Norris. Hatmaker Funeral Home, Lake City, was in charge of arrangements.

DENNIS 'DOUG' McGHEE

Dennis “Doug” McGhee, 79, Clinton, passed away Sunday, Aug. 7, 2022, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge. He was born Sept. 20, 1942, in Clinton to Ulyess and Bessie McMahan McGhee. Dennis was an honorary member of the Clinton Car Club and loved his 1968 red Mustang. He loved the Saturday Night Poker Club, shooting pool and just loved hanging with all his buddies. Dennis also enjoyed watching and feeding the wildlife that visited his house daily. In addition to his parents, Dennis was preceded in death by: wife, Lois Faye McGhee; and in-Laws, Coy and Ruth Wright. Survived by: Children, Douglas David McGhee and wife Kimberly, Angelia Martin and Greg Floyd; grandchildren, Randi Nicole Hope husband Kristopher, Annatasha Tawnee Cooper and husband Cody; great-grandchildren, Jackson David McGhee, Gabriella Cooper, Scarlett Cooper and Emmaline Hope; a host of very special friends. The family will receive friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home with the funeral service to follow at 8 p.m. with the Rev. Jimmy Ault officiating. Family and friends will meet at the funeral home at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022, and go in funeral procession to Grandview Memorial Garden for a 3 p.m. interment. In lieu of flowers the family ask that you donate to American Cancer Society, https://donate3.cancer.org or P.O. Box 6704 Hagerstown, MD 21741 in Dennis’s Honor. www.holleygamble.com

DAVID GENE NOLAN

David Gene Nolan,72, Lake City was peacefully called home July 28, 2022. Ol Man Dave, as most everyone referred to him, was born Oct. 29, 1949, in Devonia to Luke and Ruthie Nolan. He grew up in a large family learning the value of hard work and the power of loved ones very early on in life. He spent his youth tinkering around fixing things and paving the way for a future far greater than he could have ever imagined. In 1968, he married the love of his life, Mary York. Together they raised five children. As a father, David worked hard to provide for his family. His love for his family was rivaled only by his sense of adventure. The two often coincided with one another as some of his best excursions were those with his family on countless adventures. He was always on the move and the beach was always at the top of his list. He never shied away from a long drive or clearing his schedule if it meant some time in the sand with his favorite people. He found refuge in the outdoors beyond the sand dunes by hunting, fishing, 4-wheeling and shooting. When this jack-of-all-trades was not chasing down his next life experience, he could be found fixing anything under the sun. If anyone had a question about how to fix anything, they knew who to call. His knowledge of cars, trucks, plumbing, and household maintenance outshined any Google search or Youtube video. His heart of gold extended beyond his acts of service. He loved picking his guitar and making up silly words to form his own hits. To keep his energy up during his creative sessions a chew of Stokerś and a cup of coffee were never too far out of reach. His charm, wit, and ever supportive character translated easily to anyone fortunate enough to know him. His legacy will live on through the many memories that we all have of him. Preceded in death by: Parents: Luke and Ruthie Nolan; brothers, Harvey Nolan and Hurstle Nolan; sister, Frances Mitchell. Survivors: Devoted wife of 54 years, Mary Nolan; children, Tina (Akbar) Momin of McDonough, Ga., Sandra (Brian) Brown of Lake City, Paul (Michelle) Nolan of Lake City, Delecia Nolan and William Pruitt of Hampton, Ga.; niece that he raised as his own, Karen Nelson of Fort Myers, Fla.; grandchildren, Heather (Brad) Phillips of Lake City, Shameem Momin of Morrow, Ga., Jasmin Momin of McDonough, Ga., Paul and Adam (Camel) Nolan of Lake City, Krystine, Trysta, and Abi Brown of Lake City, Sophia Pruitt of Hampton, Ga., Jessica Coop, stationed in the Netherlands; ¨Papaw Tucker´s¨ great-grandchildren, Alyvia, Kayleigh, and Emmalyne (Toodles) Phillips of Lake City, Kinleigh Coop currently living in the Netherlands; brothers, Harlan (Connie) Nolan of Oliver Springs, Curtis (Mary) Nolan of Oak Ridge; sister, Shirley (Lonnie) McKamey of Clinton; brother-In-law, Tommy Mitchell of Clinton; sister-In-law, Connie Nolan of Oakland, Calif.; special friends, Jason Fairchild, Rick Lamb, George Byrge, T. J. Barber, Jim Milsap and Ken Hacker; and a host of relatives and friends. David will be forever remembered for his willingness to stand up for what he believed in and his ability to show his love through the actions he took and the sacrifices he made. Visitation was from 6 – 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2022, at Hatmaker Funeral Home in Lake City. Funeral service was at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2022, in the Hatmaker Funeral Home Chapel with Bubby Hooks and T.J. Barber officiating. Family and Friends met at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2022, at Hatmaker Funeral Home in Lake City to go in procession to Sunset Cemetery in Clinton for an 11 a.m. graveside service. Hatmaker Funeral Home, Lake City was in charge of arrangements.

CHARLOTTE ANN VOWELL

Charlotte Ann Vowell, 84, Lake City, went home to be with the Lord July 27, 2022. She was a member of Clear Branch Baptist Church. Founder and co-owner of Golden Girls Restaurant with her sister, Jeanne Carden. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She loved spending time with family and seeing all her customers/friends at work. She had many close family and friends and loved getting together for events, reunions, etc. She had a contagious smile and was loved by many. She was preceded in death by: Parents, James Harve Golden and Grace Lee Pike Golden, Alma Jean Golden; brother, Jimmy Golden; sister, Kathy Dugger; sister-in-law, Anna Golden; Ronald N. Vowell; and special person in her life, Paul Wallace. She is survived by: Son, Timothy D. Vowell; daughter, Kathy Hill and husband Bobby; brothers, Joe Golden and wife Barbara, Terry Golden and wife Jean; sisters, Carden and husband J.C. Carden, Becky James and husband Darris James; sister-in-law, Cheryl Golden; grandchildren, Tylor Hill and wife Adrianne, Kaley Wilson and husband Tory, Makayla Vowell, and Kevin Vowell; great-grandchildren, Jaxon Hill, Blake Wilson, Javen Hill, Jordan Wilson. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Saturday, July 30, 2022, at Clear Branch Baptist Church in Lake City. Funeral is at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 30, 2022, at Clear Branch Baptist Church in Lake City with the Rev. Randy Norton officiating. Interment will immediately follow funeral service at Leach Cemetery