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May 24, 2017

Obits

WILHITE

THELMA (VIRGINIA) VANCE WILHITE, 80, Strawberry Plains, wife, mother and grandmother, went to be with the Lord May 20. She was blessed with a life filled with love from family and friends. She always let her light shine for Jesus. She was a faithful member of Fairview Baptist Church, where she loved to sing in

MOORE

MICHAEL W. “MIKE” MOORE, 73, Knoxville, passed away Sunday, May 21. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. He was retired from the Oak Ridge Y-12 Plant. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jack and Trula Moore; and brother, Dan Moore. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Rebecca

LASTER

JAMES E. “TOBE” LASTER, 90, Rogersville, passed away Monday, May 22 at Signature HealthCARE of Rogersville. He was retired from the Hawkins County Highway Department after 21 years of service. He was a member of Persia United Methodist Church. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army.  He was preceded in death

JONES

JAMES PATRICK JONES, 21, Knoxville, left this world Friday, May 19 to go to his Heavenly home, where he was greeted by his grandfather, James Boruff and brother, Joshua Lewis Jones. The sparkle in his eye and his laughter will make Heaven even a brighter place. His smile will be missed by his mother, Kim

HEADRICK

BARBARA (CRISP) HEADRICK, 71, Knoxville, passed peacefully at home Friday, May 19. She was born September 6, 1945. She loved music, angels, family gatherings and her dogs, Freckles and JoJo. She was a longtime employee of Palm Beach Mill Outlet and the Knox County School System. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Jim

HUNTER

MELISSA SUE HUNTER, 33, Rutledge, passed away early Saturday morning surrounded by her family. She was born in Salem County, New Jersey. She was preceded in death by her mother, Tammy Johnson Hunter; grandmother, Susan Giberson “Gram” Hunter; grandfather, Harvey Hunter; and grandmother, Edna Saul. Survivors include her father, Robert Hunter; stepgrandfather, Gerald “Uncle Jerry”

BOWERS

VIRGINIA “CLAUDINE” BOWERS, 77, formerly of Washburn, passed away Sunday, May 21.  She was born January 29, 1940. She was the daughter of the late Rector and Carrie May Bowers of Washburn. She is survived by her daughter, Jackie Bowers Alexander (Richard); grandchildren, Dr. Abbigail Alexander and Ryan Alexander; great-grandson Everett Alexander; and friend and

PARKER

BOBBY M. PARKER, 78, Strawberry Plains, passed away Wednesday, May 10. He was a member of Lyons Creek Baptist Church. He was retired from Graybar Zenith after 23 years of service. He was an active member of the Boy Scouts for more than 65 years. He owned Parker and Sons Gun Shop for 47 years.

BURKHART

ROBERT G. BURKHART JR., 60, Corryton, passed away Monday, May 8. He was of the Church of God faith. He was retired from Oak Ridge as a sheet metal worker, and was a member of the Sheet Metal Local #5 Union. He was preceded in death by his mother, Elsie Burkhart; and cousin, Daniel Ray

BRANCH

ANNA MAE (ROMINE) BRANCH, 89, Strawberry Plains, passed away Monday, May 8 at Holston Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church and the Senior Adult Women’s Sunday School class. She was retired from Standard Knitting Mills. She was preceded in death by her parents, Cas and Callie Romine; and husband,

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