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James Dale “JD” Beets, Sr., age 72 of Clinton

James Dale “JD” Beets, Sr., age 72 of Clinton, TN, passed away on January 19th, 2020 after a lengthy battle with cancer. JD was the epitome of a fighter. He was courageous, caring, and still known to be quite a character until his last days on this Earth. JD was an avid …

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Mary Ellen McMahan, age 72, of Lake City

Mary Ellen McMahan, age 72, of Lake City, Tennessee passed away on Friday January 17, 2020 at the Norris Health and Rehab Center with her family by her side. She was born May 15, 1947 to the late Urshey and Sarah Vandagriff Wilson. Mary loved quilting, sewing, working with her …

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Ernie Lee Burress, 72 of Dutch Valley in Clinton

Ernie Lee Burress, 72 of Dutch Valley in Clinton, TN, succumbed to asbestosis COPD on December 28, 2019 surrounded by family, Rev Jake and seven other supportive friends at Tennova Turkey Creek Hospital.An only child, he is preceded by parents, Helen (Dunkin) and Sam “Hall” Burress.  Survivors are wife, Annie …

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Ada Turpin Byrd, age 98

On Tuesday January 14, 2020, Ada Turpin Byrd age 98, went to be with the Lord and those loved ones who passed before her.  She was a member of First Baptist Church, Clinton, TN. Ada was born in South Harriman September 14, 1921. She moved to Franklin TN to work at …

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Roy Lee Harmon, age 76, of Lake City

Roy Lee Harmon, age 76, of Lake City, Tennessee passed away on Monday January 13, 2020 with his family by his side. He was born June 6, 1943 to the late Sam and Bessie Isabell Harmon. Roy was a great family man, loving father and grandfather. He was a great …

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Martha Marie Russell, age 69 of Rocky Top

Martha Marie Russell, age 69 of Rocky Top, went to be with the Lord Monday, January 13, 2020 at Methodist Medical Center. She is preceded in death by her husband, Cecil M. Russell; daughter, Brenda Russell Smith; grandson, Matthew Smith; and sister, Sue Day. She is survived by her sons, …

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Edwin Terry Steil Sr., age 84

Edwin Terry Steil Sr., age 84, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, January 13, 2020. He was born on January 5, 1936 in Chattanooga, TN to late Albert Terry and Ilya Eileen Smith Steil. The family will receive friends at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton on Wednesday, …

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Ruth C. Powell, age 96, of Rockwood

Ruth C. Powell, age 96, of Rockwood passed away Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at Signature Health Care Center in Rockwood.  She was born September 3, 1929 in Morgan County and a graduate of Rockwood High School.  Ruth was a member of Rockwood Church of Christ.  She had worked at Rockwood Hosiery Mill and later …

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