Our Obituaries

Mary Gladys Ferguson

March 6, 1926 - January 26, 2018

Mary Gladys Ferguson, age 91 of Harrogate, TN was born on March 6, 1926 and went to be with the Lord on January 26, 2018. She was saved at an early age and was a lifelong member of Mayes Chapel United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Chester and Lula Poore, two daughters, Diana Ferguson and Carolyn Ferguson, her husband, Esco Ferguson, two brothers, Joe Poore and Alvis...
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Wilma Taylor

February 26, 1923 - January 15, 2018

Wilma Taylor of Cumberland Gap, TN departed this life on January 15, 2018. She was born on February 26, 1923 in Morgan County, TN. She was a member of Eagles Rock Missionary Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Marshall Taylor, daughter Judy Ann Taylor, son Jerry Taylor, and sons-in-law Eugene Shannon, John Adams and Robert Shannon. She is survived by four daughters Janice...
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Lawrence A. Lankford

September 30, 1936 - January 4, 2018

Lawrence A. Lankford, 81, of Harrogate, TN passed away on January 4, 2018 at his home. He was born on September 30, 1936. Lawrence served in the United States Air Force from 1954-1957. He was also a long haul truck driver for 30 plus years. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jim and Roxie Lankford; his two sons, Lawrence A. Lankford, Jr and Paul Lankford. He is survived by his wife of 61...
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Willene Seal

November 5, 1938 - November 11, 2017

Mrs. Willene Seal age 79 of Tazewell, was born November 5, 1938, passed away on November 11, 2017 at the UT Medical Center.Willene professed faith in Christ at an early age, she was a lifelong Member of Red Hill Missionary Baptist Church. Willene was preceded in death by her husband Hugene Seal; parents Charlie and Virgie Evans Wright; brother Elmo Wright and nephew Kenneth Wright.Survived by...
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Diann Kay Montgomery

May 16, 1955 - November 10, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Coffey Funeral Home, Harrogate, TN.
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Marshall Lewis Gilbert

August 29, 1923 - November 5, 2017

Marshall Lewis Gilbert, age 94, of Harrogate TN, was born August 29, 1923 and passed away on November 5, 2017. Marshall was a man who loved his wife Mary. He enjoyed fishing, gardening and working on lawn mowers. Marshall served in the U.S. Coast Guard, he was a member of Pump Springs Baptist Church, a lifetime member of the Shawanee Masonic Lodge and served as a Claiborne County Commissioner...
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Betty Lucille Treece

January 13, 1926 - November 2, 2017

Betty Lucille Browning Treece age 91 was born January 13, 1926 and passed to her Heavenly Home November 2, 2017 at Claiborne County Hospital. She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Dorothy Browning of Middlesboro, KY; brother, Ray Browning; sister, Ruth Browning both of Middlesboro, KY; husband, Ray W. Treece of Speedwell, TN. Betty met Ray at Woolworths Company where she was...
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Betty Janis

January 17, 1956 - October 15, 2017

Betty Jane Carmack Janis, age 61, of Harrogate TN, was born January 17, 1956 and passed away peacefully on October 15, 2017 at home in her favorite chair. Betty loved her family fiercely and loved animals just as much. She is preceded in death by her parents Ballard and Loraine Carmack. Sisters Delana Johnson and Darlene Todd. Brother and sister-in-law Ballard Butch and Charlotte Carmack. Brother...
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Robert L. Orr

April 13, 1937 - September 29, 2017

Robert Lewis Orr of Tazewell, TN , formally of Speculator, NY passed away peacefully on Friday, September 29, 2017. He was born April 13, 1937 to Ralph and Leona Orr in Wells, NY. Bob graduated from Wells High School and later attended SUNY @ Cobleskill where he earned a degree in Agricultural Production (Horticulture).Although he started working at Hagen Greenhouses and Asgrow Seed...
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Imogene Smith

March 7, 1934 - September 9, 2017

IMY TOOK THIS WORLD BY STORM ON MARCH 7, 1934 AND LEFT IT BEHIND ON SEPTEMBER 9, 2017. SHE IS ONE OF 11 CHILDREN OF JIM AND RETTA TREADWAY COBB AND THEY WAIT FOR HER ALONG WITH ONE INFANT BROTHER, ELSWORTH, A MUCH LOVED BROTHER AND SISTER, BILLY COBB AND VICKI BERRY. SHE IS ALSO NOW HAPPILY REUNITED WITH HER BELOVED DAGUTER IN LAW, JANIE BERRY SMITH. ALSO WAITING FOR HER ARE HER LATE IN-LAWS...
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Mary Hazel Gilbert

October 26, 1939 - August 7, 2017

Mary "Hazel" Gilbert of Harrogate, Tennessee passed away in Knoxville, Tennessee on Monday, August 7th from complications following an accident. Hazel was born in 1939 to Porter and Grace Brooks. She was preceded in death by her loyal husband James Gilbert, her beloved son Mark, her sisters Annie Brooks and Ruby Brooks Poore and brothers White Brooks, Paul Brooks, Rev. Claude "Jack" Brooks, and...
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Judy Day

January 21, 1937 - August 2, 2017

Judy Day age 80 of Harrogate, TN was born January 21, 1937 and passed away August 2, 2017 at home. Judy was a devoted wife, loving mother and grandmother. She belonged to Harrogate United Methodist Church and was the choir director there for many years, as well as starting and directing the community choirs, volunteered for the department of human services, helped with Girl Scouts and Cub...
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Alma J. Pearman

May 30, 1934 - July 16, 2017

Alma June Pearman, age 83 of Arthur, TN passed away at 6:32 am Sunday, July 16, 2017 at Claiborne Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was born May 30, 1934 in Harrogate, TN to the late Charles and Irene Welch. She was a long time member of the Arthur United Methodist Church, Order of the Eastern Star and was a retiree from Claiborne county Hospital. She was preceded in death by her husband...
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Robert Parkey

November 8, 1943 - July 15, 2017

Robert Joseph "Bob" Parkey age 73 of Gibson Station, Virginia, left this life to meet Jesus on July 15, 2017 with his loved ones by his side. He was a great lover of family, community and a most loyal friend. Bob was a teacher, mentor and humble public servant. Bob wanted to help young people succeed through hard work. He spent his time and resources in fulfilling this purpose,...
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James Johnson

August 2, 1929 - June 10, 2017

Mr. James Johnson, of Gibson Station, VA went home to be with the Lord on June 10th, 2017. He died in his home, surrounded by his family; he was 87 years old. Jim is survived by his wife of over 61 years, Joyce Johnson (nee Evans) of Gibson Station, VA; his daughter Phyllis Baker and her husband Troy Ronald Baker of Bellbrook, OH; daughter Paula Bigelow and her husband Adam Bigelow of...
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James Alexander

September 13, 1943 - April 20, 2017

James Patrick AlexanderJames Patrick Alexander, born September 13th, 1943, passed away at the age of 73 on Thursday, April 20, 2017, at his home.He was a member of Binghamtown Baptist Church in Middlesboro, KY. He formerly worked as a deputy for the Claiborne County Sheriff's Department from 1971-1988 and worked 47 years for the Tennessee Department of Transportation. He enjoyed farming and...
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Hugene Seal

January 24, 1935 - April 11, 2017

Hugene Seal age 82 of Tazewell, TN formerly of Hancock County was born January 24, 1935 and passed away April 11, 2017 at Claiborne County Nursing Home surrounded by his family. Hugene was a member of Red Hill Missionary Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents Lee and Naomi Seal; nephew Kenneth Wright; brother-in-law Elmo Wright.He is survived by his wife of 59 years: Willene...
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Evelyn Lucille Ellison

May 12, 1938 - March 8, 2017

Evelyn Lucille "Lucy" EllisonEvelyn Ellison age 78 of Harrogate TN, was born May 12, 1938 and went to her eternal home March 8, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. She professed faith in Christ at age 13 and was a member of Calvary Baptist Church where her husband was the pastor and she held the role of secretary/treasurer for many years. She was preceded in death by her mother and father,...
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Larry Edwards

August 27, 1939 - March 7, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Coffey Funeral Home, Harrogate, TN.
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Doyle Conner

April 24, 1919 - February 21, 2017

On February 21, 2017, Doyle Conner, age 97, made his journey to his Heavenly Home, from the Claiborne Medical Center in Tazewell, TN. He was born April 24, 1919, a son of the late Thomas Franklin and Allie (Dixon) Conner. HE was saved in 1931 at Mount Gilead Missionary Baptist Church and was its oldest member. Doyle served as Adult Sunday School teacher and church Treasurer for several years. ...
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James F. Vanbebber

March 22, 1956 - February 8, 2017

James "Jimmy" Franklin VanBebber age 60 of Speedwell, TN was born March 22, 1956 and passed away February 8, 2017 due to a logging accident. He was a member of the IPRA and NCRA rodeo associations where he was an award winning calf roper for many years. He was a renowned horse trainer, very generous with his time and talents. Most of all he was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother...
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Velma Brooks

December 21, 1930 - January 30, 2017

Velma Vernice Williams Brooks, age 86, of Harrogate, TN, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend passed away at her home on January 30, 2017. She was the daughter of the late Henry and Mary Lingar Williams, who preceded her in death. Vernice was born on December 21, 1930, in Claiborne County, TN. She is the longest living member of Pump Springs Baptist Church, having joined there...
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Betty Lou Hopper

December 15, 1938 - December 27, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Coffey Funeral Home, Harrogate, TN.
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Danny Clayton Evans

October 5, 1956 - December 6, 2016

Danny Clayton "BB" Evans age 60 of Speedwell was born October 5th 1956, and passed away on December 6th 2016. He was preceded in death by his father and mother Lloyd Jr and Ella Cozette Evans, brothers: Billy, Jerry and Larry Evans.He is survived by: Wife Kimberly Sue Evans Daughters: Stacey Danielle Evans Melissa Evans Son: Andrew Evans Stepson: Josh WrayGrandchildren: Payton...
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Rhonda Gail Davidson Pendleton

June 29, 1954 - December 2, 2016

Rhonda Gail Davidson Pendleton, age 62, of Harrogate, TN was born on June 29, 1954 and went home to be with her Lord on December 2, 2016. She was the daughter of Edna Davidson who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her grandparents Joe and Bobbie Baker Davidson, and George and Laura Seabolt, mother and father in law Bill and Sylvia Pendleton, and several aunts, uncles and...
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Troy Bolton

July 3, 1961 - November 6, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Coffey Funeral Home, Harrogate, TN.
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Ruby Mae Yoakum

October 10, 1937 - October 17, 2016

Ruby Mae Yoakum age 79 of Speedwell, TN was born October 10, 1937 and passed away on October 17, 2016 at the home of her caregiver. She was a faithful member of Carrs Baptist Church until she became ill in August of 2011.Ruby was preceded in death by her loving husband of 54 years James Frank Yoakum. Parents, Roosevelt and Cora Ellison. Brother Clyde Ellison.She is survived by her loving daughter...
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Sarah Cathern O'Dell

July 3, 1938 - October 2, 2016

Sarah Cathern O'Dell age 78 of Tazewell, TN was born July 3, 1938 and passed away October 2, 2016 at University of Tennessee Hospital. Cathern loved to garden, cook and sew. She was a homemaker, grandmother, sister, mother and aunt. She was a friend to everyone she met and always had a smile for everyone. Cathern was a devoted wife and dearly loved the Lord. For 7 years, she devoted her life...
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Martha Alice Robertson

November 13, 1927 - August 15, 2016

Martha Alice Robertson age 89 of Speedwell, Tennessee. Passed away on August 15, 2016 at her home comforted by her loving husband. She was born on November 13, 1927. She graduated from Powell Valley High School. Martha was married to Lawrence "Cotton" Robertson on September 2, 1945; they have been married for 70 years. She was a faithful member of Haynes Flat Baptist Church in Speedwell,...
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Terry L. Lafferty

April 18, 1943 - July 2, 2016

Terry Lee Lafferty, 73, of Harrogate, TN. was called Home on July 2, 2016 to be with Our Father. He was Born April 18, 1943 in Logan County, WV into a military family, by Tom and Cathryn Lafferty. Terry himself served honorably in the US Marine Corps. Following his honorable service he went on to become a successful entrepreneur, before following his cousin John (Karen) Lafferty, to his true home...
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Leslie Edward Pendleton

February 22, 1937 - June 10, 2016

Leslie "Ed" PendletonHarrogate- Leslie "Ed" Pendleton, 79, of Harrogate, TN passed away Friday, June 10, 2016 at Fort Sanders Regional Hospital. He was born February 22, 1937 and the son of the late Roy and Regina Pendleton. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by: a daughter, Lori Pendleton, brother and sister-in-law, Bill (Sylvia) Pendleton, brother Harold Pendleton, and sister,...
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Tunney Hopper

October 16, 1936 - May 17, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Coffey Funeral Home, Harrogate, TN.
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James Carol Lane

October 25, 1948 - April 8, 2016

James Carol 'JC' Lane age 67 of Tazewell was born October 25, 1948 and passed away on April 8, 2016 at Claiborne Medical Center in Tazewell. He dearly loved old cars and his cats. He had been a hard worker and enjoyed coming to town daily to Mark's Sandwich Shop to eat Lunch. He was proceeded in death by his parents Walter and Vernia Reed Lane. Two brothers Daniel and Dennis, and...
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Audrey Elizabeth Salyer Parkey

September 3, 1921 - March 30, 2016

Audrey Elizabeth Salyer Parkey1921-2016Audrey Elizabeth Salyer Parkey, 94, passed away Wednesday morning, March 30, 2016 in her home in Gibson Station, Virginia after a long illness. She was born on September 3, 1921 in Clintwood, Virginia, the daughter of the late Bessie Salyer Kennedy and Johnny Salyer.Audrey was lovingly devoted to her family and adored her grandchildren and great...
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Milton Howard Long

October 10, 1938 - February 17, 2016

Milton Howard Long, age 77, of Harrogate, TN was born October 10, 1938 to Joe and Mossie Johnson Long passed away at the UT Hospital on February 17, 2016. On April 7, 1962, he married Nieves Soler Trigueros in Cartegena, Spain. He was a member and deacon of the Gibson Station Missionary Baptist Church. He proudly served for 20 years in the United States Navy, upon retiring he returned with...
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Aubrey Theodore Bussell

May 15, 1942 - January 25, 2016

Mr. Aubrey Theodore (Bud) Bussell, JR was born on May 15, 1942 and went home to be with the Lord on January 25, 2016. He was saved at an early age and blessed with a loving family until he was called home. He was the son of the late Theodore & Lizzy Pierce Bussell. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter Melony Carol Douglas; sisters Bulah Lankford and...
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Ralph Kenneth Marcum

February 2, 1956 - January 4, 2016

Ralph Kenneth Marcum JR "Kenny" age 59 of Harrogate, TN was born February 2, 1956 and passed away January 4, 2016 at Blount Memorial Hospital and is now looking down on us from Heaven. Kenny was a loyal Kentucky Wildcats Fan, an avid fisherman, loved nature and enjoyed baseball. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Leon and Martha Marcum; James E. and Myrtle Partin and beloved...
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Wanda F. Burke

October 22, 1942 - December 14, 2015

We are here to celebrate the life of Wanda Faye (Evans) Burke. She was born October 22, 1942 and went home to be with the Lord December 14, 2015. She accepted Christ at an early age and is a member of Red Hill Baptist Church. Wanda was a lifelong resident of Claiborne County and she was preceded in death by her parents Asberry and Georgia (Patterson) Evans, and her brother Bernley Evans. She...
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Sherman Brown

January 12, 1922 - November 19, 2015

SHERMAN BROWN, 93Sherman Brown, 93, of Harrogate, TN, went home to be with his Lord on November 19, 2015. Sherman was lifelong resident of the Shawanee community in Harrogate, TN. He and his wife Paris, who preceded him in death, were members of the Shawanee Baptist Church. Sherman proudly served his country in the United States Navy during World War II in the Pacific Theatre. During his time...
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Charlie Day

July 24, 1938 - October 27, 2015

The Day Family announces the passing of their father, Charles C. Day on October 27, 2015 at the age of 77. Charles Day was born on July 24, 1938 to the late Clyde C. and Grace Leigh Day of Speedwell, TN. Charlie was a graduate of Powell Valley High School where he was a standout athlete. He received his college degree from Carson Newman University where he starred on the mens basketball...
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Jason Keith Webb

April 24, 1978 - September 11, 2015

Jason Keith Webb age 37 of Knoxville, TN was born april, 24 1978, passed away on September 11, 2015.Jason was saved by grace at an early age at Salem Baptist Church, where he was a member. He worked as an electrician for WNK industrial services, but most of all he was a loving father, son, brother and fiancé.He was preceded In death by his grandparents ; Carl & Florence Webb and Carl...
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David R. Smith

July 31, 1940 - August 1, 2015

David R Smith age 75 of Arthur, TN went home to be with the Lord on August 1, 2015 at Tri-State Rehab. Center. He was born July 31, 1940 in Harrogate, TN, the son of William Frank and Oda Belva (Earl) Smith. He was a life long resident of the community. He retired from LMU with 48 years of service. He had many jobs with the school but most notable was his 26 years in the Campus Post Office...
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Lonnie Duane Derrick Merida

April 26, 1984 - July 27, 2015

Lonnie Duane Derrick Merida age 31 of Speedwell, TN was born April 26, 1984 and passed away July 27, 2015 surrounded by his loving family. He was of the Pentecostal Faith. He held a black belt in Karate under Sensei Jerry Smith, he loved working with computers and his animals but most of all he was a devoted and loving father, son, brother and friends. He was preceded in death by his father...
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Geneva Jewell Burchette

September 30, 1920 - May 26, 2015

Geneva Jewell Sandifer Burchette, age 94 of Cumberland Gap, Tennessee, passed away peacefully, on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at Middlesboro Rehabilitation Center and Nursing Home. She was born September 30, 1920 to the late Hobart and Nellie Ayers Sandifer in Harrogate, Tennessee. She was a longtime, loyal member of the First Baptist Church of Cumberland Gap.Geneva spent many years working at...
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George Leonard

October 15, 1923 - May 16, 2015

Mr. George Leonard age 91 of Ewing, Va. Was born October 15, 1923 and passed away May 16, 2015 at his home. He was a member of Mt. Gilead Baptist Church, he was the second oldest member; member of Mason Shawanee Lodge # 546 and the American Legion. He was a US Army Veteran and a retired trucker. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Lucille Leonard; parents, Neal & Pearlie Leonard;...
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Wanda Mae Susong

March 12, 1932 - April 7, 2015

Wanda Pendleton Susong, 83. was born March 12, 1932 and passed away on April 7, 2015 at Claiborne County Nursing Facility. Wanda will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, Nana and friend. She was known for her caring and giving heart. She enjoyed gardening, cooking, baking, crafting and she generously shared the bounties of the skills with family and friends. She retired in 1995 from J.C...
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Charlotte Coward

April 22, 1949 - February 16, 2015

Charlotte Thompson, Standifer, Ramsey, Long, Coward age 65 passed away at the Tri-State Rehabilitation Center in Harrogate, Tennessee on February 16, 2015. She was saved and baptized at Shawanee Baptist Church at a young age. She was employed at JC Penney's for 30+ years and as a waitress at Webb's Country Kitchen and The Oasis Pizza. She was preceded in death by her parents, Fleenor and Ginny...
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Billy Thomas Fultz

July 10, 1945 - February 4, 2015

Bill Fultz, age 69, of Harrogate, TN. Was born July 10, 1945 and passed away Feb. 4, 2015 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was saved and baptized at an early age at the Oak Grove Baptist Church; later on, he became a faithful member and trustee of Shawanee Baptist Church, He was a graduate of Forge Ridge High School , then worked at Ford Motor Company in Ypsilanti, Mi. for 18...
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Ruby E. Poore

October 25, 1932 - January 3, 2015

Ruby Elizabeth Poore, age 82, of Harrogate, TN was born October 25, 1932 in Claiborne County, TN and passed away on January 3, 2015 at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center. She was a member of Pump Springs Baptist Church for 66 years, where she served as clerk for 32 years. She was a breast cancer survivor. She was a dedicated servant of God and man and was highly involved in the church and...
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Parine Betty Sharpe

May 16, 1921 - December 2, 2014

Parine Betty Sharpe age 93 of Cumberland Gap, TN passed away on December 2, 2014 at Tri-State Health & Rehabilitation Center. She was a member of Providence Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Sharpe, Sr. and infant daughter; parents, Gillis and Edna (Greer) Day; brothers, Otis Day and Orville Day and sister Elsie Maiden.She is survived by her son: Robert Jr....
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Linda Gail Amis

August 20, 1951 - December 1, 2014

Linda Gail AmisLinda Gail Amis, daughter of Ernest and Linda Helen Estep, was born in the Appalachian Regional Hospital in Middlesboro, KY, on August 20, 1951, and passed away on December 1, 2014 at the Life Care Center in Morristown, TN, after a decade long and courageous battle with early on-set Alzheimer's. She was a member of Big Spring Union Baptist Church, she was united in marriage to...
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Clark Bruce Jones

April 20, 1937 - October 26, 2014

Mr. Clark Bruce Jones age 77 of Speedwell, passed away on October 26, 2014 at his home.He was a member of Pine Grove Baptist Church.Preceded in death by wife of 51 years Thelma Jones ; father and mother Matt and Evelyn Bryant Jones; sisters; Ruth(Tilmon) Braden and Bonnie(Ernest) TinnelSurvived by Sons: Jeff and Rita Jones of Tazewell, TNEddie Jones of Harrogate, TNGrandchildren: Mindy and Chad...
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Mary Ellison

January 17, 1923 - October 24, 2014

Mrs. Mary E. Ellison, age 91, of Harrogate, TN was born January 17, 1923 and passed away on October 24, 2014. She was a long standing member of Indian Creek Baptist Church having joined there and was baptized May 12, 1946. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. John W. Ellison to whom she was married on September 9, 1939; parents, Sidney John Bruce and Bessie Lee Hurst Bruce; sisters,...
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William Sterling Pendleton

December 10, 1934 - October 12, 2014

Mr. William Sterling (Bill) Pendleton, age 79, of Harrogate, TN went home to be with the Lord on October 12, 2014. He was born December 10, 1934, the son of the late Roy and Regina (Lingar) Pendleton. Bill was saved at an early age and joined the Indian Creek Baptist Church in 1952 where he was a loyal member until his death. He also served as deacon for 59 years. He served his country in the...
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Ruby Lee Powell

May 29, 1920 - October 4, 2014

Ruby Lee Powell, age 94, of Cumberland Gap, TN was born May 29, 1920, passed away on Oct. 4, 2014 at Tri-State Nursing Home in Harrogate, TN. She was a member of Underwood Grove Baptist Church. She loved to quilt and had made quilts for all of her family. Preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Lawrence Powell; parents, Robert and Alice Cheek Kibert; daughter and son-in-law, Brenda and Hubert...
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Barbara Joyce Large

April 1, 1936 - September 27, 2014

Barbara J. Large went to her heavenly home on September 27, 2014. Born April 1, 1936 in Harrogate, TN, she accepted Jesus as her Savior at an early age and loved to attend church and worship with her fellow believers. A faithful member of Pump Springs Baptist Church for many years and more recently, East Cumberland Avenue Baptist Church where she was a member of the choir until her health no...
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Mary Francis Scott

December 3, 1922 - September 23, 2014

Ms. Mary Frances Scott age 91 of Shawanee , TN. Passed away on September 23, 2014 at Tri-State Health Center. She graduated from the University of Tennessee and was a lifelong educator in Kingsport, TN. She was preceded in death by her parents Stewart and America Robinson Scott, one brother Floyd Scott.She is survived by several nieces and nephews and special care giver of two...
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Mary Sue Hatmaker

August 15, 1949 - September 14, 2014

Mrs. Mary Sue Hatmaker age 65, of Speedwell , TN, passed away at Ft. Sanders Hospital in Knoxville, TN, on Sunday, September 14, 2014. She was born August 15, 1949 in Fork Ridge Hollow, TN, and was a member of Haynes Flat Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jesse and Elon Gibson, and brother Michael Gibson.She is survived by her husband of 44 years, Kermit...
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Patrick Jay Downs

August 3, 1951 - July 20, 2014

Patrick Jay Downs went to be with our Lord July 20, 2014 after a long hard-fought battle with cancer. Pat was born at Saint Albans navy base hospital on Long Island, NY while his dad was stationed in the Navy. Pat was the older of two children. Pat was preceded in death by his mother, Carolyn Marie (Spence) Downs in 1993; younger brother in 2002 and father, Dr. James Edgar Downs, in 2006. Pat...
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Lenora McNew

September 28, 1923 - June 13, 2014

Lenora Treece McNew of Cumberland Gap ,Tennessee was born September 28,1923 and passed away June 13,2014, at the age of 90.She was a member of Underwood Grove Baptist Church, Cumberland Gap, Tennessee. She was preceded in death by her husband, Odus McNew and two infant sons, Kenneth Dale and Doyle Lynn; parents: Otto and Brilla Evans Treece: Brother and sister-in-law, Eugene and June Treece...
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Ruby Smith Ray Surber

November 20, 1920 - June 10, 2014

Mrs. Ruby Ray Surber age 93 of Harrogate, TN was born November 20, 1920 and passed away June 10, 2014 at Tri- State Nursing Home in Harrogate, TN. She was saved at an early age and joined Mt. Gilead Baptist Church until the family moved to Harrogate and she then became a member of Shawanee Baptist Church for over 80 years. There she taught Young People's Sunday School Class and Vacation Bible...
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Adam Lucas Sweat

June 14, 2004 - May 22, 2014

Adam Lucas Sweat, age 9, of Middlesboro, KY. was born June 14, 2004, and passed away suddenly May 22, 2014 at East Tennessee Children's Hospital. He was a student at Middlesboro Elementary School. Adam loved being outside; playing sports, hunting, fishing and spending time with his family. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Bob and Virginia Inman; grandfather, Ed Sweat; great...
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Barbara Maxine West

June 3, 1934 - February 19, 2014

Barbara Maxine West of Harrogate, TN was born June 3, 1934, passed away on February 19, 2014 .She was a member of Dunlap Baptist Church in Middlesboro, KY. She was preceded in death by her parent's Sonville and Mary Davis Redmond ; infant brother,Doyle Redmond; sister, Patsy Bolton.She is survived by daughter, Babette(David) Jackson of Harrogate, TNSon, Dwight E. West III of Cocoa, FLDaughter,...
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Shirley Ann Laws

May 11, 1939 - November 9, 2013


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Delta GIBSON

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Mrs. Delta Faye Idol Gibson age 82 of Powell Valley was born June 20, 1935 and passed away September 29, 2017 peacefully at her home with her family by her side. She was a member of Haynes Flat Baptist Church. She was an excellent home maker where she took great pride in her home. She was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd Gibson; father & mother, Lloyd and Rose Mae Idol; father and...
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Margaret J. Evans

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Mrs. Margaret Jane Carey Evans, 78, of Speedwell, Tennessee was born September 30, 1939 and passed away January 18, 2018 at her home. She was a member of Flatwoods Freewill Baptist Church but was regularly attending Red Hill Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Viola Jessie Carey; sisters, Eva Mae, Paralee, and Sarah Ethel and one infant son, Larry Guy Evans.She...
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Jerry Lee Walters

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Arrangements under the direction of Coffey Funeral Home, Harrogate, TN.
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Hunter Steven Cole Bennett

November 21, 2017 - Unknown

Hunter Steven Cole Bennett born into Heaven on November 21, 2017. Graveside service 4:00 p.m. Saturday November 25, 2017 at Shoemaker Cemetery. Ministers: Rev. Willard England and Rev. Willard Seals. Singers: Melissa Turner and Gracie England. CHILDTHROUGH GOD'S GRACE YOU WERE OURS FOR A LITTLE WHILE. NOW YOU LIVE IN EVERLASTING...
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Pearlie B. McMurray

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Pearlie Beatrice Tuttle McMurray age 87 of Arthur, TN was born Nov. 10, 1929 and passedaway Nov. 4, 2017 at her home. She was a member of Underwood Grove Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband Rev. Milford McMurray. Parents John W. and Lottie (Shoffner) Tuttle. Sisters Alice Ridings, Rosie Guy, Mary Jones and Elsie Minton. Brothers General, Esco, James, Tilmon and Shelby...
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Chloe Madison Lamb

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Chloč Madison Lamb- age 19 of Harrogate TN passed away suddenly as a result of an auto accident on November 1, 2017. She was born July 4, 1998 the daughter of David and Robin Lamb of Harrogate TN. Grandparents Stuart "Bud" and Selma Hodges of Calloway KY and the late Joe and Hazel Lamb. Chloč is survived by so many who love her. She baked some of the best desserts you could ever eat. She liked...
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Vergil K. Minor

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Vergil K. Minor age 87 of Jonesville, VA was born December 5, 1929 and passed away August 16, 2017 at LaFollette Medical Center. He was a member of Thompson Settlement Baptist Church, where he was ordained as a Deacon in 1983. Vergil worked for the Virginia Department of Transportation, retired to owning and operating his own business. He loved his farm and was a talented wood worker , ...
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Ina Yoakum

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Ina D. Ausmus Yoakum age 78 of Speedwell, Tn. Was born July 11, 1939 passed away on August 5, 2017.Ina was preceded in death by her loving husband Ray William Yoakum; father and mother Frank and Dallas Hopper Ausmus. Survivors: daughters: Imogene and husband LA Woods and their son Randall Ray Combs of Sharps Chapel , TNSandra Rea and husband John C. Coward and their son Jonathon Coward of...
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Adrian Jesse Brewer

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Adrian Jesse Brewer, age 83, of Speedwell, TN, was called home by his Lord and Savior early Sunday morning, February 26, 2017, at his home. Jay, as he was better known, was born on December 17, 1933 in Speedwell, the son of Robert and Harriett (Russell) Brewer. On January 4, 1966, he married Betty Lou Young of Lafollette. He was a member of Haynes Flat Baptist Church in Speedwell. Jay worked...
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Brenda Evans

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Brenda "Butchie" Edwards Evans, of Speedwell, TN, went to be with her Savior,Jesus Christ, on Tuesday, January 31, 2017; she was 68 years old. She was precededin death by her parents, Ted Edwards and Odie Kelley Edwards, and her sister, Barbara"Bobbie" Edwards.She is survived by sons and daughters-in law, Ernie Evans, Jr. and Rita ofSpeedwell, TN and Roger and Ora Evans of Camas, WA. She also...
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Esther F. Sandifer

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Esther Faye Sandifer age 85 of Harrogate was born September 15, 1930 and passed away on Sunday September 4, 2016 at Middlesboro ARH Hospital. She was of the Pentecostal faith.She was preceded in death by father and mother John Harvey and Cornie Mae Johnson. Husband Elmer Lee Sandifer. Daughter Margie Sandifer. Brothers Bill, Andy, GT and special brother Johnny Morrison, Roy, William L, Harvey and...
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Donald Bruce Goins

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DONALD GOINSDonald Bruce Goins, age 62 of Cumberland Gap, TN. was born September 10,1953 and passed away on August 13, 2016 at Vanderbilt Hospital. He was a member of Harrogate First Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his father and mother: Herbert and Betty Irvin Goins; grandparents Hobert and Bessie Irvin. Survived by wife of 43 years: Geraldine Goins of Cumberland Gap, TN. ...
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Lehman E. Burchett

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Lehman Estil Burchett, 76 of Harrogate, TN passed away Monday, July 25, 2016 with his family at his side at Claiborne Medical Center after battling a long illness. He was saved many years ago and was a member of Big Spring Union Baptist Church. He fought a good fight on earth and now he is in Heaven at rest. He was born June 13, 1940 in Harrogate and was the son of the late Lonnie and...
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Mary Francis Rogers

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Mary Frances Davis Rogers age 75 of Harrogate, TN was born November 20, 1940 and passed away June 26, 2016 at Mountain View Nursing Home and Rehab. She was the daughter of the late Hugh Isaac Davis and Lenora Wylie Davis. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Lee Dan Rogers; brothers, Willis Herbert Davis, Richard Hugh Davis; one sister Dorothy Marie (Davis)...
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James L. Ramsey

June 24, 1929 - Unknown

On June 17, 2016, "His Lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and Faithful servant: thou hast been Faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of the Lord." Matt. 25:21 James L. Ramsey, 86, of Harrogate, TN succumbed to his bout with cancer and went home to be with his Savior. He was a deacon of Gibson Station Missionary Baptist Church and...
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Joan Amanda Wagner

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Joan Amanda Wagner, born in Hammond Indiana February 11, 1971 and was taken to be with the Lord May 5, 2016. She leaves behind her loving husband, John Wagner and three wonderful children, Ashley 17, Jordan 11, Austyn 7. She is grieved by her father, Leonard Ellison, and her sister Theresa Hall. She was preceded in death by her mother Marsha Ellison, Grandmother Margret Hawkins, Mamaw Mary...
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James Edward McNew

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James Edward McNew, age 68 of Franklin, TN. Passed away April 15, 2016 at his home. He was a member of Christ Fellowship Church, past Master of Monroe Lodge #27 Free and Accepted Masons and was a Royal Arch Mason. James retired from General Motors after 39 years of service. He is preceded in death by his parents, Horace & Gracie Haun McNew; brother, Louis McNew and sister, Jean McNew....
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John Oliver Adams

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John Oliver Adams of Cumberland Gap, age 59, passed away at home on February 23, 2016. John was a welder by trade and owned and operated Adams Machine and Fabrication. He had been a member of several local volunteer fire departments and served on the Tennessee State Fire Commission. John was a trustee/moderator of the Chumley Cemetery. He was also Vice President of the Cumberland Gap, TN,...
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Helen Campbell White

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Helen White age 84 of Harrogate, TN was born August 30, 1931 and passed away October 22, 2015 at Ft. Sanders Regional Hospital in Knoxville, TN. She loved her flowers, watching wildlife, bowling, golf and her dog Candy. She was preceded in death by her husband Claude and her daughter Kimberly.She is survived by her 4 Sons: Greg White of Clarksville, OhioSheldon White of Oklahoma City,...
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James D. Brown

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James "Buddy" Brown age 76 of Harrogate, TN passed away Thursday September 17, 2015 at Physicians Regional Hospital surrounded by his family. He was a member of Pump Springs Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife Marilyn Brown; parents, Omalee and Lillian Brown; brothers, Carl Ray, Robert and David Brown; and sister Juanita Gibson. He enlisted in the United States Air Force and...
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Jeanette Smith

February 12, 1929 - Unknown

Jeanette G. Smith age 86 of Harrogate, TN was born February 12, 1929 and passed away August 1, 2015 at Tri-State Health Care. She was saved at an early age at Pump Springs Baptist Church and now a member of First Baptist Church of Harrogate. She retired from Lincoln Memorial University after 43 ½ years of employment. She was a recipient of the Mary Mildred Sullivan Award. She is...
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Roy Lee Irvin

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Roy Lee Irvin age 77 of Cumberland Gap, TN was born February 16, 1938 and passed away July 20, 2015 at Tennova North Hospital in Knoxville, TN. He was preceded in death by his parents Hobert & Bessie (Minton) Irvin; brothers, Sewell, Roscoe, and Clyde Irvin and sister Betty (Irvin) Goins.He is survived by several special Nieces, Nephews, other family members, a very special great- great...
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Cecil Clay Gibbs

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Mr. Cecil Clay Gibbs age 78 of Harrogate, TN. Was born December 23, 1936 and passed away peacefully at his home July 23, 2015.He was a member of Pump Springs Baptist Church, a 32nd degree mason, and graduated from San Jose Voc. School in California . He was a coal miner, he loved gardening and traveling.He is preceded in death by his parents Leslie and Juanita Gibbs, grandson Jonathan Gibbs,...
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Leroy Hopkins

January 30, 1942 - Unknown


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Leroy Hopkins

January 30, 1942 - Unknown

Mr. Leroy "Double L" Hopkins age 73 of Harrogate, TN was born January 30, 1942 and passed away June 25, 2015 at his home surrounded by his family. He attended Cave Springs Baptist Church. He was an OTR driver for 53 years. He received several safety commendations. He was a team member of the Million Mile Club. He was very VERY supportive of his children and grandchilds athletics,...
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Harvalou A. Welch

December 11, 1933 - Unknown

Harvalou A. Welch age 81 of Speedwell, TN was born December 11, 1933 and passed away April 12, 2015. She was a member of Mountain View Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband Richard K. Welch who passed away November 2, 1997; parents: Hayes Alexander and Luna Alexander; brothers and sisters: George, Albert and Dave Alexander and Alice ThomasShe is survived by her Son: ...
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Patricia A. Kuykendall

March 17, 1924 - Unknown


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Ruth Hill

May 8, 1924 - Unknown

Ruth Shoffner Hill age 90 of Harrogate, TN was born May 8, 1924 and passed away January 19, 2015 at her home. She was a member of the Forge Ridge Baptist Church where she joined in 1938. She was preceded in death by her husband Lunis Hill; her parents, Lunis and Cora Shoffner; 5 sisters and 8 brothers. She is survived by her Daughter: Joyce CosbyDaughter and Son-in-law:Janice and Junior...
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Inez Cheek

May 30, 1930 - Unknown

Inez Cheek age 83 of Harrogate, TN passed away at Tri-State Nursing Home on January 1, 2015. She was born May 30, 1930. She was of the Baptist Faith. She was married to the late Cress Cheek and was a homemaker and mother. She was preceded in death by her husband Cress Cheek; sons, David Lee Cheek and Glenn Cheek; daughters Imogene Ballew and Loretta Wyatt.She is survived by her sons: ...
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Clifford G. Donahoe

March 21, 1939 - Unknown

Clifford G. Donahoe, age 75 of Harrogate, TN was born March 21, 1939 in Ethel, WV and passed away December 30, 2014 at his home. He was a military veteran proudly serving in the Armor Division of the United States Army for 7 years, with his foreign tour of duty being Fallingbostel, Germany. He retired from Hi-Tech Construction Company of Charleston, WV. He was a member of Victory Church of...
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