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Cecil Carl “Curley” Jones, age 80 of Anderson County

Cecil Carl “Curley” Jones, age 80 of Anderson County, passed away February 5th, 2019.  He fought a long and hard battle with cancer.  He worked 35 years for Y-12 in Oak Ridge, Tennessee and was a member of the Cold War Patriots.  He was a veteran of the United States Army and served from 1963 to 1966.

His duty station being in Germany for most of his service.  He raised cattle and farmed on his acreage in the Claxton area of Anderson County.  He and his best friend Dale Shelton were selling corn they had grown and Dale said, “ I was selling on one side of the truck and Curley was giving it away on the other side.” He was a generous person and was known to give to one and all.  In his younger years he loved to Drag Race and won many trophies.  He also was an avid motorcycle rider.

He leaves behind three sisters; one brother-in-law; one nephew; and special friends, Chris White and Dale and Lola Shelton all of Anderson County.

The family will receive friends Saturday, February 9th, 2019 from 5-7 PM in the chapel of Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton. Funeral service will follow at 7 PM with Rev. Brandon Cate officiating. Family and friends will meet at Grandvew Memorial Garden Sunday, February 10th, 2019 at 12:45 PM for a graveside service at 1 PM.

A special thanks to the staff of the 5th Floor of Fort Sanders Regional Hospital in Knoxville for their care and compassion during his time of passing.

Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

About Jim Harris

Jim Harris has been WYSH's News & Sports Director since 2000. In addition to reporting local news, he is the play-by-play voice for Clinton High School football, boys' and girls' basketball and baseball. Catch Jim live weekdays beginning at 6:20 am for live local news, sports, weather and traffic plus the Community Bulletin Board, shenanigans with Ron Meredith and more on the Country Club Morning Show on WYSH & WQLA. Jim lives in Clinton with his wife Kelly and daughter Carolina, his mother-in-law and cats Lucius and Oliver.

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