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Obituaries 2-5-15

Posted on Thursday, February 5, 2015 at 9:10 am

MCNABB, WILLIAM, CRANDEL, age 101, of Dunlap, Tennessee, died Wednesday, January 28, 2015. The son of the late Thomas Crawford and Florence Almeda Knight McNabb, he was a graduate of Grundy County High School where he drove the school bus while in high school.  During World War II, he worked for Combustion Engineering in Chattanooga, TN.  He lived for many years in Jasper, TN, and taught Auto Mechanics at Marion and Grundy County High Schools for several years.  He was also a long-time member and former elder of both the Jasper and Kimball Church of Christ.  He had received the Paul Harris Fellow Award from the South Pittsburg Rotary Club, was a member and was a Past-President of the Jasper Lions Club. He was also an avid traveler and camper.  He made two trips to Alaska, one of which took him 118 miles above the Arctic Circle. He was heavily involved in Scouting for over 50 years, having attended two National Jamborees, earned the Wood Badge, Scouter’s Key, Scouter’s Award, God & Country Award, and was conferred  the highest honor for volunteer leaders – the Silver Beaver Award. He was also preceded in death by his wife of 77 years, Ethleen Sitz McNabb; three brothers, Marion, Harris David, and Thomas McNabb; sister, Marvagene Kump.

Survivors include his children, Lanny (Janie) McNabb of Signal Mt., TN and Janice (David) McAnally of Dunlap, TN; six grandchildren, Jim (Lisa) McNabb of Franklin, TN, Scott (Sara) McNabb of Roswell, GA, Nathan McNabb of Atlanta, GA, Amy Lamitina of Lawrenceville, GA, David (Cathy) McAnally, Jr. of Alpharetta, GA, and Casey (Kellee) McAnally of Dunlap, TN; sister, Charlotte Pattie of Punta Gorda, FL; step-grandchildren, Meg (Steve) Bandy, Anna (Talley) Clower, J. B. (Wendy) Glass and C.C. (Bobby) Edwards; ten great-grandchildren, Chase McAnally, Chandler McAnally, Harrison McAnally, Zack McAnally, Hayley McAnally, Ian McNabb, Jake McNabb, Charlie McNabb, Grace McNabb and Jessica McNabb; thirteen step-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held at the Church of Christ in Kimball, Tennessee on Saturday, January 31, 2015.  Interment followed at Sequatchie Valley Memorial Gardens.

Honorary pallbearers were the Scouts of Troop 5, all former scouts of Troup 112 in Jasper, and Mr. McNabb’s great-grandsons, Eagle Scout Chandler McAnally, Star Scout Harrison McAnally and Life Scout Chase McAnally. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Chattanooga, 4411 Oakwood Drive, Chattanooga, TN  37416. Arrangements were made by Rogers Funeral Home, Jasper, TN.


HARGIS, CLAYTON, D., age 82, of Gruetli-Laager, passed away Wednesday January 27, 2015 at a Chattanooga Hospital with his family at his bedside.  He was a member of the Palmer United Methodist Church, Almenah Shrine Temple, Nashville, Scottish Rite Bodies of Chattanooga, Past Patron of the OES #266 Tracy City, Sewanee Lodge #405 F & AM, Tracy City, American Legion and a Veteran of the United States Air Force.   He was preceded in death by his parents, Carmon I. and Allie Adams Hargis; wife, Joyce Roberts Hargis, daughter, Drema Reed, grandson, Brady McCullough, sister, Mildred Hargis, Gladys Johnson, Louise Evans, Hilda Brown Velma Green and Ruth Rhoden; Carmon Alton, Paul Vernon, Carl and Ray Hargis; son-in-law, Gary Cleek. He is survived by his son, Doug (Carolyn) Hargis; daughters, Clayta Cleek and Kathy (Larry) Meeks; brother, Howell Hargis, Pinckney, Michigan; grandchildren, Coy Hargis, Kayla (Ric) Anderson and Jordan McCullough; step-grandchildren, Jared (Rachel) Meeks, Aaron (Adrienne) Meeks, Cain (Jan) and Caleb Cleek; several step-great grandchildren; a host of loving nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Ministers John Kennedy and Mike Rigsby officiating. Burial followed in the Fall Creek Cemetery.  Military Honors were given by the Sequatchie Valley Honor Guard.  A Masonic service was held Friday followed by an Eastern Star Service.

Arrangements were made by Layne Funeral Home, Palmer, TN.


BYERS, FLOYD, MITCHEL, age 85, of Knoxville, passed away on January 26, 2015.  Chief Warrant Officer Byers (CW4) retired from the U.S. Army with 30 years of service.  He was awarded the Legion of Merit; Distinguished Flying Cross; Bronze Star Medal; Air Medal-37 Oak Leaf Cluster; Meritorious Unit Commendation; Army Commendation Medal-1st Oak Leaf Cluster; Army of Occupation Medal (Germany); National Defense Service Medal-1st Oak Leaf Cluster; Presidential Unit Citation; Senior Parachute Badge; Master Army Aviator Badge; Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Gold Star; Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm Unit Citation; Republic of Vietnam Actions Unit Citation; Four Oversea Bars. Floyd was a member of Tracy City First United Methodist Church and former Deacon of Lake Forest Presbyterian Church in Knoxville.  He was a past president of the Military Officers Association of America (TROA) and the West Knoxville Kiwanis Club.  Floyd was preceded in death by his former wife, Maria Mayr Byers, parents, William J. Byers and Maude E. Byers; brother, Donald Byers; sisters, Byrtle Dykes, Verna Coppinger and step-granddaughter, Audrey Willoughby.

Floyd is survived by his wife, Patsy R. Byers of Knoxville; children and spouses, Michael  and Patricia Byers of Battery Park, VA, Karen and Jim Newton of Marietta, GA, Anita Byers of Seymour, TN, Wanda and Kerry Sanders of Tracy City, TN and Christa Hirsch of Nurnberg, Germany; six grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren; sisters, Audrey Wilson, Amory, MS, Deloris Dykes and husband, Benny; Mary McDaniel, all of Grundy County, TN.

A Memorial Service was held Thursday with Rev. Danny Coffelt officiating.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Tracy City First United Methodist Church or the American Heart Association. Arrangements were made by Foster & Lay Funeral Home, Tracy City TN and Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, Knoxville, TN.


MCBEE, LEONA, ROSE, HAWK, age 92, of Winchester, TN passed away on January 31, 2015 at Southern Tennessee Regional Hospital System after a brief illness.  She was born on July 15, 1922 in Alto, TN.  She was the daughter of Dick and Emma Rose.  She graduated in 1939 from Central High School in Decherd, TN.  She married D.C. Hawk on May 6, 1939.  They were married 52 years until his death in 1991.  Leona retired from Arnold Engineering Development Center after 25 years as a Math Data Aid.  She was an active member of The Peter Turney Chapter #1927 of the United Daughters of the Confederacy and served as President of the chapter from 1998 to 2000. She married Lawrence McBee in 1996.  They spent 10 happy years together before his death in 2006.  Leona was an accomplished seamstress, loved working with her plants and flowers, and spending time with her family.  She was much loved by her daughter, her grandchildren, and her great-grandchildren.  She is a member of Christ the King Anglican Church.

She is survived by her devoted daughter Emma Jean Keller and son-in-law, David L. Keller, grandchildren Denise Keller Ledford (Gary) and Charles Keller (Jennifer), great-grandchildren Travis (Jackie), Emma, Elijah, Molly, Audrey, Eathan, and Evan.  She is survived by one brother, Charles E. Rose and his wife, Betty Rose who was the sister of her heart. She is also survived by her beloved nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by sisters Nina Panter and Hazel Morris and brothers Odie Rose, Melvin Rose, Sumner Rose, and Raymond Rose.

Funeral Service were held on Wednesday, February 4th at Christ the King Anglican Church in Decherd, TN, officiated by Fr. Bill Midgett.  Interment followed at Franklin Memorial Gardens.  As an expression of sympathy, memorial contributions may be made to Christ the King Parish Hall Fund, P.O. Box 296, Winchester, TN.

Arrangements were made by Moore-Cortner Funeral Home, Winchester, TN.


STOCKWELL, LINDA, KAY, MEEKS, age 66, of the Cagle Community went to be with her Lord and Savior on the morning of February 2, 2015. She was born in Palmer, Tennessee on May 11, 1948.  She was the owner operator of the Hair Hut for several years.  She was preceded in death by her father, Buford Meeks; granddaughter, Brooke Stockwell. She is survived by her husband of 51 years, David Stockwell; daughters, Tammy (Ricky) Brown and Shannon Stockwell; sons, Scott (Teresa) Stockwell and Patrick Stockwell; grandson, Derek Brown; granddaughters, Haley, Shiann and Kirklyn Stockwell all of Dunlap, TN; mother, Nadine Meeks Ross; brothers, Buford “Mousey” (Christine) Meeks, Alan “Dino” (Terry) Meeks and Freddie Meeks; sisters, Patricia (Riley) Anderson, Mona (Keith) Tate and Susey Nunley all of Palmer, Tennessee; many loving nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be 11:00 AM Thursday in the funeral home chapel with Ministers Riley Anderson, John Potts and Jamie Pack officiating with burial to follow in the Stockwell Cemetery.  Arrangements were made by Layne Funeral Home, Palmer, TN.