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CLENDENON, LUCILLE, SANDERS, 68, of Palmer, TN, passed away Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at her home. She was a member of Bibleway Holiness Church. She was born in Palmer on July 22, 1944 to Henry James and Ethel Mae Scott Sanders who preceded her in death along with her husband, Junior Clendenon; brothers, William B. “Pee Wee”, James H. ” Jim” and Amos Sanders. She is survived by her daughters, Glenda (Michael) Lamz, Gruetli-Laager and Mona (Ronnie) Rankin, Whitwell; sister, Mary Cox; brother, Joe Sanders; grandchildren, April Dawn Rankin, Justin Rankin and Raymond Lamz; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Friday, April 26 in the funeral home chapel with Ministers Jeremy Robinson, Don and Delbert Layne. Burial was in Palmer Cemetery. Arrangements were made by Layne Funeral Home, Palmer, TN.
ARGO, MELVIN, J., age 87, of Grundy County, passed away Wednesday, April 17, 2013. He was retired from the United States Navy. Survivors include six children, Terry Richardson of Norfolk, VA, Lynda Hammond of Bakersfield, CA, Marion Barfield of Gold Point, VA, Judy Emerson of Mechanicsville, MD, Eddy Argo of Monterey, TN, Thomas Argo of Whitwell, TN, several grandchildren and great grandchildren. There will be a private memorial service at a later date. Share memories and photos at www.whitwellmemorialfuneralhome.com Arrangements made by Whitwell Memorial Funeral Home, Whitwell, TN.
ANDERSON, SANDRA, DEE, 42, died from injuries she received in an ATV accident on Wednesday, April 24, 2013. She was an organ donor helping save at least five people with her gift. She was born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on November 19, 1970 and was preceded in death by her mother Donna Jo Layne; grandparents, Bo Kilgore and Carl and Hayesel Layne. She is survived by her husband, Dennis Anderson; sons, Jonathan Whitman and Patrick Anderson; father, Jimmy Layne; sister, Shelly Johnson, all of Gruetli-Laager; grandmother, Louise Kilgore of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Funeral services were held Sunday, April 28 in the funeral home chapel. Burial was in the Swiss Colony Cemetery. Arrangements were made by Layne Funeral Home, Palmer, TN.
LONG, JOYCE, WINONA, of Gruetli-Laager, TN died peacefully in her sleep on Saturday, April 27, 2013. She was a member of the Church of Christ attending at Palmer and Gruetli and she attended the Gruetli-Laager Senior Center. She was born in Laager on July 4, 1928 to Doug and Mabel Henley Sweeton who preceded her in death along with her brothers, Charles, Bobby and J.C. Sweeton. Those left to cherish her memories are her children, Nelda and Brian Phillips, of Jasper, TN, and Jimmy and Kathy Long of Gruetli-Laager; grandchildren, Brian (Nichole) Phillips Jr., Heather Phillips Friant and Sheena (Joey) Long Thomas; 7 great grandchildren, Caity, Sydney, Jacob, Javon, Zach, Jack and Tiara; several nieces and nephews. Graveside funeral services were held Monday, April 29 at the Fall Creek Cemetery with Bro. Phillip Fults officiating. The family would like to thank the staff at The Terrace of Mountain Creek Road and Hospice of Chattanooga. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Chattanooga or the charity of your choice. Arrangements were made by Layne Funeral Home, Palmer, TN.
TURNER, CAROLYN, RUTH, 58, of Palmer, TN, passed away Sunday, April 28, 2013. She was born in Altamont on September 3, 1954 to Clay and Edith Bone McDaniel who preceded her in death along with her son, Tony Sanders; brothers, William Hardy Cox, Reggie McDaniel and Dick Prince; sister, Ann Byers. She is survived by her sons, Duke (Carrie) Turner and Steve (Fatima) Turner; companion, Mike Whitthorne; grandchildren, Alexis, Ty and Tanner Sanders, Alec, Kassy, Kage, Stephen and Nate Turner; sisters, Grace (Alton) Caldwell, Marie Meeks, Nora Bell Cribb, Susan Wyatt and Christine Caldwell; brothers, Gaylon McDaniel, Connie Ray (Audra) Cox and Eulice McDaniel; a host of nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 30 in the funeral home chapel. Burial was in Swiss Colony Cemetery. Arrangements were made by Layne Funeral Home, Palmer, TN.
STEELE, JUSTIN, “BUTCH,” age 50, of Coalmont, TN, passed away Thursday, April 25, 2013. He was a member of the Sewanee Lodge 405 Free & Accepted Masons and was a member of the Coalmont Fire Department for many years as well as High Angle Rescue. He was preceded in death by his mother, Loretta Sweeton; grandparents Lillard and Gladys Sweeton; mother and father-in-law, Thomas E. Meadows, Sr., and Virginia Meadows; sister-in-law Vickie Meadows. Survivors include his loving wife Connie Steele of Coalmont; daughters, Madelyn Steele and Amelia Steele, both of Altamont; step-children, James Hargis of Murfreesboro and Kari Parks of Tracy City; brothers, Roger (Pat) Sweeton and Wayne Steele, both of Shelbyville; 3 grandchildren, Kaylee, Emily, and Aubrey Parks; brothers-in-law, Thomas E. (Babette) Meadows, Jr., Haskel (Marie) Meadows, and Ronnie (Kelly) Meadows; sisters-in-law, Shirley (the late Brian) Dodson, Pattie (Steve) Meeks; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Sunday, April 28 in the funeral home chapel with Ministers Gene Richard and Brother Ray Winton officiating. Masonic Rites were held Saturday, April 27. Burial was in Summerfield Cemetery in Monteagle, TN. Online condolences may be made at www.fosterlayfuneralhome.net Arrangements were made by Foster and Lay Funeral Home, Tracy City, TN.
KALMAR, DOROTHY, age 68, of Monteagle, TN, passed away Friday, April 26, 2013 at Saint Thomas Hospital in Nashville. She was of the Baptist faith and served on the Board of Directors for the Appalachian Women’s Guild and Grundy Housing. Dottie was that proverbial Pearl of Great Price, whose worth cannot be calculated. She loved unconditionally and gave of herself and her worldly goods unstintingly. She was the embodiment of all that is good in life. And, while her adversities were many, she never lost that sweet smile or courageous spirit. We were all so blessed by just being a part of her life and will feel, painfully, her absence. Beloved daughter, sister, mother, grandmother and friend, who has left the world a poorer place by her departure from it, her wish for us would be not tears or sorrow, but happy times and treasured memories. And while she is gone from us physically, her sweetness and goodness will remain as part of our gift from her, keeping her alive in our minds and hearts. So we bid her a temporary farewell, assured of a soon joyous reunion in the presence of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. She was preceded in death by her loving husband Jenoe Kalmar; her parents Andrew Westman and Margaret Smartt Bouldin; her son, Sam Kalmar; brother, Andy Westman, Jr; sister Pam Bouldin. Survivors include her children Tim Kalmar, Joanna (Jason) Fuson, and Jackie Schultz; grandchildren, Jessica Jones, John Cantrell, Nick Kalmar, Josh Kalmar, Elizabeth Riley, Steven Floyd, Andy Kalmar, Savannah Kalmar, Joanna Kalmar, and Jaxon Kalmar; great grandchildren, Kaitlin, Emily, Ayden, Archer, Everett, Aleea, Alexus, and Jamey; brother Ernie (Wilma) Bouldin; sisters, Jo Marlin, Sheila Campbell, Myrtle Irvin, Rena (Earl) Terry, Minnie (James) Schiesser, and Earlene (Johnny) Seagroves; a special Aunt Margie Smartt; and numerous nieces and nephews. Graveside services with interment were held Monday, April 29 at Clouse Hill Cemetery in Monteagle with Pastor Larry Campbell officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the family. Online condolences may be made at www.fosterlayfuneralhome.net Arrangements were made by Foster and Lay Funeral Home, Monteagle, TN.
LAWSON, CHARLES, A., MSGT ANGUS RET., age 80, of Nolensville, TN, passed away April 23, 2013. Visitation will be Thursday, April 25 from 3-8 p.m. at Woodbine Funeral Home, Hickory Chapel, 5852 Nolensville Road, and Friday from 12-1 p.m. at Christ Church Nashville, 15354 Old Hickory Boulevard. Additional visitation will be Friday from 5-8 p.m. at Foster and Lay Funeral Home, Tracy City, TN. Graveside services with Military Honors and interment will be Saturday, April 27 at 10:00 a.m. at Orange Hill Cemetery in Tracy City, TN with family and friends serving as pallbearers. Memorial contributions may be made to Christ Church Nashville.