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Loretta “Rae” Parker, Clinton

Loretta “Rae” Parker, age 87 of Clinton passed away at Morning Pointe Assisted Living.  She was born September 8, 1933 in Benham, Kentucky to the late Glenn and Mary Marie Smith. Rae was a long-time member of New Salem Baptist Church and graduated from Oak Ridge High School in 1950. …

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Dorothy L. Price, 93

Dorothy L. Price passed from this life Tuesday, May 5, 2021 at her home, due to cardiac arrest. She was born December 22, 1927 in Sevier County. She is predeceased by her husband of over 60 years, Roe Price; her parents, Rebecca Jane Ward Lowe and Luther Thomas Lowe; sisters, …

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Charlie Benjamine Burris, Lake City

Charlie Benjamine Burris, of Lake City, TN passed away on Monday, May 3, 2021.  He was born December 13, 1929 in Briceville/Anderson County, Tennessee.  He is survived by his wife, Gloria Fay (Harmon) Burris of Lake City, TN who he married June 20, 1959; beloved son, B. Shane Burris & …

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Olympia Anderson, Oak Ridge

Olympia Anderson, age 60 of Oak Ridge passed away on Tuesday, May 4, 2021.  Olympia was born February 6, 1961 in Chicago, IL.  Throughout her life she loved doing crafts, playing and spending time with her grandchildren, going to parks, and an avid animal lover.  Olympia was called “Mom” by …

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Martha Ann Haynes Johnson, Oakdale

Mrs. Martha Ann Haynes Johnson – “Annie”, age 75 of Oakdale, moved home to be with her Lord and Savior, May 3, 2021. She was born September 8, 1945 at Harriman Hospital, the second of three daughters to William Lee and MarieOlmstead Haynes. She was preceded in death by her …

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Floyd ‘Dooley’ Ezell, Harriman

Mr. Floyd ‘Dooley’ Ezell, age 60 of Harriman passed away May 3, 2021 at his home. Hewas a member of Living Stones Methodist Church in Harriman. Dooley enjoyed helpingother people. He was preceded in death by his parents: Floyd & Barbara Ezell.Son: David McMahan. He is survived by his wife: …

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AC Sheriff Russell Barker On Police In Schools

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, STATEMENT FROM ANDERSON COUNTY SHERIFF RUSSELL BARKER – After hearing the news yesterday that Knoxville Mayor, Indya Kincannon, has withdrawn from the agreement to provide police for schools, I began reflecting on how fortunate we are in Anderson County. First, the decision to remove law enforcement from …

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Kimberly Ann McClendon Jones, Rockwood

Mrs. Kimberly Ann McClendon Jones, age 61, a resident of Rockwood, Tennessee passed away Sunday, May 2, 2021 at the Roane Medical Center, Harriman, Tennessee. She was born January 25, 1960 in Rockwood, Tennessee. While Kim was still young, she and her family relocated to Maryville, Tennessee for several years before coming back to Rockwood, and she graduated from Maryville High School, Class of 1978. Kim continued her education at Roane State Community College, earning her Associates Degree in Nursing. She served as a Registered Nurse at the former Chamberlain Memorial Hospital in Rockwood and the Roane Medical Center in Harriman for many years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Rockwood. Most importantly, Kim’s one goal was to be a Devoted Grandparent. Affectionately known as “Nana” to her grandchildren, she deeply loved and cared for them. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ray & Ruth McClendon.   Survivors include:  Son:Christopher Wayne Jones of Rockwood, TN  Son & Daughter-in-law:Clinton Ray Jones & Courtney of Rockwood, TN  Beloved Grandchildren:Braydon Wayne Jones, Callen Grace Jones, and Jaxon Ray Jones  Sister:Kay Carter of Maryville, TN  Niece:Carolyn Hudgens of Maryville, TN  Father of Her 2 Sons:Paul Jones, Jr. of Kingston, TN  And many other special relatives and friends.   The family will receive friends Thursday, May 6, 2021 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the Evans Mortuary. Funeral services will follow on Thursday, May 6, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. from the Chapel of Evans Mortuary with Pastor Marty Shadoan officiating. Committal services and interment will be held Friday, May 7, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. in the Oak Grove Cemetery in Rockwood, Tennessee. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church, Rockwood. An online register is available at www.evansmortuary.biz. Evans Mortuary of Rockwood, Tennessee is serving the family of Mrs. Kimberly Ann McClendon Jones.  

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Nellie Sue Lawson, Rocky Top

Nellie Sue Lawson, age 76 of Rocky Top, passed away on Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at her home. She was born on February 11, 1945 to the late Bufford and Margaret Golden Leinart in Briceville. She was a loving mother and grandmother who loved to take care of people. She …

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Donald “Don” Wayne Calhoun, Clinton

Donald “Don” Wayne Calhoun, age 78, of Clinton passed away on April 29, 2021. Don was born in Kingsport, Tennessee, on July 5, 1943, to Echol Ellis and Emma Bell Lane Calhoun. After graduating from Blountville High School, he attended Lincoln Memorial University where he graduated with a degree in …

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