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Terrell T. “Red” Spradling Jr, Rockwood

Mr. Terrell T. “Red” Spradling, Jr., age 84, a resident of Rockwood, Tennessee passed away Monday, June 29, 2020 at his residence. He was born April 7, 1936 in Sale Creek, Tennessee. Mr. Spradling was a Maintenance Superintendent at the Roane Electric Furnace in Rockwood until it’s closure, and then owned and operated Terrell’s Cleaning. He loved fishing and making homemade fishing lures. He also enjoyed woodworking and was a member of the former Rockwood Bass Club. He was preceded in death by his parents, Terrell Truitt Spradling, Sr. and Cecil Maurine Parker Spradling; daughter, Sonja Stamey; brother, Hoyt Spradling; and sisters Phyllis Ann Spradling and Mona Ruth McKinney.   Survivors include:  Wife of 63 years:Nina Spradling of Rockwood, TN  Daughter and Son-in-law:Teresa & Carl Vance of Rockwood, TN  Son:Duke Spradling of Rockwood, TN  Son and Daughter-in-law:Larry & Tammy Spradling of Manhattan, KS  7 Grandchildren 5 Great Grandchildren  Brother:Ed Spradling of Clearwater, FL Sister:Pandora Ledford of Ft. Payne, AL Brother:Connie Mack Spradling of Ft. Payne, AL  Special Friends:John Osborne of Rockwood, TN Leroy & Jan Wilson of Rockwood, TN  And several other relatives and friends.   Family and friends will meet on Friday, July 10, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. for Graveside services and interment in the Roane Memorial Gardens in Rockwood, Tennessee with Bro. Bud Strader officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. An online register is available at www.evansmortuary.biz. Evans Mortuary of Rockwood, Tennessee is serving the family of Mr. Terrell T. “Red” Spradling. 

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Ferris Lou Stokes Wood, Clinton

Ferris Lou Stokes Wood, of Clinton, died on June 27, 2020. A lifelong Clintonian, she was born in the family home on March 30, 1937 to Sara Elizabeth Cunningham Stokes and Earl Montford Stokes, both of whom pre-deceased her. She attended Clinton schools and at Clinton High School, met the …

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USMCA BENEFITS TENNESSEE PRODUCERS

NASHVILLE — The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) has now gone into effect, providing new market opportunities for Tennessee farmers. “With the economic challenges that the agriculture industry has experienced in recent years, farmers throughout our state are happy to have this win,” Agriculture Commissioner Charlie Hatcher, D.V.M. said. “We appreciate …

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ATV Accident Results in Two Injured both Transported by LifeStar

Around 11:30 PM, Wednesday, several emergency response units from the Blair Volunteer Fire Department,  Anderson County EMS, Sheriff’s Deputies, and the Tennessee Highway Patrol all responded to where an ATV wrecked at 2538 Old Harriman Highway. The accident involving two riders resulted in two separate LifeStar helicopters to fly to the area to transport the …

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Roane State phased reopening continues with COVID-19 precautions

Roane State Community College’s phased reopening continues after the 4th of July holiday with a return to on campus operations for student services ahead of the fall semester. Beginning Monday, July 6, 2020, the bookstore and bursar/business office will transition to a Monday through Thursday schedule on the Roane County …

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Raphael Durbin, 101

Raphael Durbin, age 101 passed away on Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at Ben Atchley Veterans Home.  He was a veteran of the United States Army who was a medic and worked in the lab during World War II.  Throughout his life he enjoyed working on cars and woodworking.  He was …

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Oak Ridge Library new hours of operation

Oak Ridge Public Library.Photo Courtesy of Oakridgetn.gov · The Oak Ridge library is getting a new roof! Due to the construction on the roof and the 4th of July holiday, the library will suspend curbside delivery and close the book drop beginning July 3. · The book drop will re-open …

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Betty V. Gray, Clinton

Betty V. Gray, 87 of Clinton, TN died on June 30, 2020. She was the daughter of the late Edmond and Ocie VanCleave of Carroll County, TN., and is also predeceased by grandson, Zachary Wood, brother and sister-in-law Celton and Mary VanCleave, brother-in-law Max Mays, and nephew Dennis Mays. She …

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Mary Ann Sylvester, Oak Ridge

Mary Ann Sylvester passed away June 30, 2020, at her home in Oak Ridge, TN. She was 77 years old. Mary Ann Sylvester was born August 8, 1942, in Bayonne, N.J., to Ernest Jason and Helen Galicki. She married James Joseph Sylvester on April 15, 1967, at Mt. Carmel Chapel …

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Michael James Grady, Kingston

Michael James GradyDecember 8, 1944 ~ June 30, 2020 Michael James Grady, age 75, of Kingston, died on Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at his residence. Michael was born in Wisconsin to Clarence and Gladys (Berglund) Grady on December 8, 1944. He graduated from Oak Ridge High School in 1963 and shortly afterwards, …

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Richard “Rich” Lee Downing Jr, Kingston

Richard “Rich” Lee Downing, Jr., age 61 of Kingston passed away suddenly Sunday, June 28, 2020 in Tampa, Florida due to automobile accident.  He was born July 24, 1958 in Bridgeport, Connecticut. He was a retired Private Investigator, working in Florida and for Pinkerton and Wackenhut Corporation.  Rich had also …

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Floyd Morris, Harriman

Mr. Floyd Morris, age 89, a resident of the Emory Gap community of Harriman, Tennessee passed away Sunday, June 28, 2020 at his home. He was born September 12, 1930 in Emory Gap, Tennessee and lived there his entire life. Mr. Morris was a member of the Emory Gap Independent …

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Charles Baker, Sweetwater

Charles Baker of Sweetwater, TN passed away on Tuesday, June 30, 2020 in Chattanooga, TN. Charles’s family will receive his friends on Monday, July 6, 2020 from 12:00 P.M. to 2:00 P.M. with his celebration of life to follow at 2:00 P.M. at First Apostolic Church in Knoxville, TN with …

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Retired Gatlinburg fireman dies while fishing in Norris

By Jack Mitchell – Norris Bulletin Kenneth Ogle, a recently retired Gatlinburg fireman, died last Wednesday while fishing with his wife at the River Road boat launch. Ogle, 68, had served with both the Gatlinburg Police Department and Fire Department. He and his wife had been fishing along the banks …

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