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James H. (Hershell) Disney, age 83 of Powell

James H. (Hershell) Disney, age 83 of Powell, passed away early Wednesday morning, May 22, 2019.  He is survived by his loving wife, Beverly of 63 years.  Hershell was an avid sports fan of the Tennessee Vols and Atlanta Braves.  He was a loving grandfather to five grandchildren.  He worked for National Linen Service and retired from Norfolk Southern Railroad.  He was also retired from the Army National Guard for 32 ½  years.  He belonged to Edgemoor  Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Beverly (Gault) Disney; daughter, Kim McCall (Steve); son Kelly Disney and special friend, Joe Jackson. Granddaughters, Kara Malone (Donnie), Kayla Lucas (Jaycen); great granddaughters, Ella, Ava and Olivia Malone; sisters-in-law, Allie Harrington and Elsie McCarthy; brother-in-law, Frank Gault (Brenda); sisters, Patsy Harness and Clara Settles (Chris); brother, Dwight Coggins; and special friend, Wayne Hart.

A special “Thank You” to Angela Smith-Goode his wonderful caregiver, the staff of NHC in Oak Ridge and the staff of Amedisys for their loving care.

The family will receive friends at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home Friday, May 24th from 12:00 to 2:00 PM before preceding to Woodhaven Memorial Gardens in Claxton for a graveside service at 2:30 PM. www.holleygamble.com

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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