Obituaries Published in January 19th Editon

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Lucille (Mrs. W. T.) Phillips, 95, of Oneida, passed away Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at Oneida Nursing Home. She was born in Robbins, on February 22, 1921, to Jane (Thompson) and Clark Lewallen, both teachers in the Robbins schools.

Lucille graduated as Valedictorian from Robbins High School, and then attended Berea College in KY. She married W. T. (Bill) Phillips on September 7, 1940, and together they raised five children. During some of this time, Lucille was a beloved first-grade teacher in Oneida.

Lucille was a member of the First Baptist Church in Oneida and active in the Oneida (Sapphire Chapter) Order of the Eastern Star, for many years, helping with Rainbow Girls. She joined the Sunshine Chapter (Robbins) in 1940 and then the Oneida Chapter in 1946. Her primary occupation, after her children were born, was raising and supporting the success of her children, and then, as they arrived, her grandchildren.

In 2008, Lucille's husband of nearly 68 years, Bill, passed away.

Survivors include her children and spouses: daughter Lynda Phillips-Madson and husband Johan Madson of Cary, NC, sons Thomas and wife Dorothy Phillips of Oneida and Knoxville, William Paul and wife Iva Phillips of Oneida, Dr. Gary and wife Daphne Phillips of Oneida, and Steven and wife Gina Phillips of Oneida; grandchildren; Johan Phillips Madson and wife Anne Hayes of South Boston, VA, Marinda Madson Crochet and husband Brad Crochet of Cary, NC, Lori Phillips-Jones and husband Phillip Jones of Oneida, Wade and wife Ginger Phillips of Knoxville, Will and wife Sarah Phillips of Sharp's Chapel, TN, Robyn Phillips of Knoxville, Christian Phillips of Oneida, Stephen Phillips of Oneida, and Johnathan Phillips and fiancée Kelsi Lay of Oneida; great-grandchildren, Even Jane and Gabriel Crochet of Cary, NC, Alex and Claire Jones of Oneida, Anderson and Ameilia Phillips of Knoxville, and Brennan and Sawyer Phillips of Oneida, one brother, Lincoln T. Lewallen; special nieces, nephews, spouses, and a special friend: Wanda and husband Jack Hengle of Huntsville, AL, Clark Lewallen of Huntsville; Jack and wife Lee-Ann Phillips of Oneida, Patti and husband Kevin Boland of Oneida, Shirley Griffith of Robbins, Jerry Phillips and wife Jill of CO, and Frank Phillips and wife Addie Jean of FL. Also, a faithful and good friend, Laura June Terry.

Funeral services were conducted Thursday, January 12 at 7 P.M. at First Baptist Church of Oneida with Dr. Doug White officiating. Music was provided by the First Baptist Church Choir with daughter-in-law Gina Phillips serving as Organist.

Interment was held Friday, January 13 at 11 A.M. in the Hazel Valley Cemetery.

In-lieu-of-flowers, contributions may be made in Mrs. Phillips' name to: the First Baptist Church of Oneida, P. O. Box 4067, Oneida, TN 37841.

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Jones & Son Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Rosa Lee (Lawson) Burress, 82, of Huntsville, went home to be with the Lord Jesus Christ Wednesday, January 11, 2017. Rosa Lee was born October 5, 1934 to parents Starling Lawson and Artie Lloyd Lawson in Norma.

She spent her life devoted to serving the Lord and caring for her family along with her loving husband of 63 and one-half years, Tommy. Rosa Lee loved flower gardens. She especially loved day lilies and had over 3,000 different day lilies at her home that she worked in and cared for daily. She was a member of Mill Branch Baptist Church in Norma. She was a beloved wife, mom, granny, sister, and friend and she will be dearly missed by all.

In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by grandson: James Thomas Burress; sisters: Loudina Lawson, Doris Ann Lawson, Artie Louise Lawson, Shelma Ruth Byrd Ward, and Imogene Lawson Duncan Perkins; brother: Charles David Lawson.

Survivors include by husband Thomas Burress; son: Ken Burress and wife Lisa of Kingston; daughters: Darlene Burress Giles and husband Jack of Clinton, Rosetta Burress and fiancé Larry Beets of Clinton; granddaughters, Melissa Giles Roysden and husband Clais of Clinton, Whitney Burress Baxter and husband Jason of Powell, Loren Burress of Powell; Shay Templin and husband Zack of Cookeville; great-granddaughters, Brooklyn Baxter, Kendyll Roysden, Keira Roysden; brothers: James Robert Lawson and wife Sarah of Fairview, James William Lawson and wife Melissa of Low Gap; sisters, Anna Joyce Lowe of Fairview, Marilyn Kay Anderson and husband Harold of Redkey, Indiana, Lilly Mae Lowe and husband Moses of Fairview, Frances Faye Harness and husband Curtis of Annadell and several nieces, nephews, and others who loved her.

Funeral services were conducted Saturday, January 14 at 2 P.M. in the Chapel of Jones and Son Funeral Home with bro. Larry Sexton, bro. Jeff Watson and bro. Charles Lowe officiating. Music was provided by the Heartfelt Singers from the Mill Branch Baptist Church.

Burial followed in the Fairview Cemetery.

Pallbearers were: George Byrd, Pete Elmore, Jack Giles, Larry Beets, Charles Lowe, Jason Baxter and Ervin Burress.

You may sign the online guest book at

Jones and Son Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Shirley Rodgers, 60, a lifelong resident of Oneida, passed on to be with the Lord at her home.

Shirley was born on December 13, 1956, was a caregiver most of her life and enjoyed the company of her cat "cocoa".

Shirley is survived by her loving children and grandchildren. She is loved and will be missed.

At the family's request, she will be cremated.

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West-Murley Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Glenna Lewis Daugherty, 86, of Oneida, passed away Sunday, January 15, 2017 at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center in Knoxville. Glenna was born in Pulaski County, KY. on March 7, 1930 to the late Theo and Clara Keith Helton.

Glenna was a member of the First Baptist Church of Oneida. She loved her family and her church with all her heart. She was an avid U.K. basketball fan.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband Gerald C. Lewis; brother Lee B. Helton.

Survivors include her husband, Eugene Daugherty; children: (Jerry) Mylon Lewis and wife Jonnie; Jann Lewis and fiancé Sam Pryor; step-son, Earl Daugherty and wife Carol of Knoxville; two chosen children, Beth Armstrong of Oneida and Louis Boyatt of Daulton, GA.; grandchildren: Mylon L. Simpson and husband Chris of Cookeville, Leslie L. Pemberton of Oneida, Gerald Rian Lewis and wife Loretta of Knoxville, and chosen grandson Newell Armstrong of Oneida; step-grandchildren: Cheryl Coombs and husband Sean of Knoxville, and Richard Daugherty of Knoxville; great-grandchildren: Sloane B. Pemberton and fiancé Jordan King, Kamea B. Lewis, Katherine M. Simpson, and Keira A. Lewis; step-great-grandchild, Jared Coombs; sister, Fran Whitis; brother, Joe Helton of Somerset, KY; sister-in-law, Dorothy Helton of Somerset, KY; special friends from Vine Avenue of Oneida; many other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, January 17 at 8 P.M. at First Baptist Church of Oneida with bro. David Acres and Dr. Doug White officiating. Music was provided by David Acres and Jane Phillips.

Graveside services were held Wednesday, January 18 at 2 P.M.. at the Sloans Valley Cemetery with bro. Johnny Smith officiating.

Pallbearers were: Richard Daugherty, Sean Coombs, Newell Armstrong, Rian Lewis, Jordan King, Chris Simpson, and Wayne Jeffers.

In-lieu-of flowers, the family requests donations be sent to: Sloans Valley Cemetery P.O. Box 655 Burnside, Kentucky 42519

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