- [S4] Knoxville News-Sentinel (Tennessee), 3 Apr 2009.
Sondra Ann Shoffner Atkins obituary
- [S4] Knoxville News-Sentinel (Tennessee), 25 Jun 1997.
Elbert Kelly "Buck" Shoffner, 60, of Heiskell, died Monday, June 23, 1997, at his home.
Mr. Shoffner was a member of Spring Hill Baptist Church in Powell. He and his wife, Mary Lou Shoffner, by whom he is survived, formerly owned Mary's Diner in the Dyllis community near Oliver Springs, and he was known for his "Buck burger."
He was born to Kelly Ed and Edna Strader Shoffner on April 10, 1931. His mother lives in Heiskell and his father is deceased.
In addition to his wife and mother, Mr. Shoffner is survived by six children and their spouses, Mitchell and Vickie Shoffner and Kelly and Tammi Shoffner, all of Heiskell, Diane and Mike Pride of Oliver Springs, Barbara and Randy Moore of Powell, Sondra and Jeff Atkins of Strawberry Plains and James and Missy Shoffner of Marietta, Ga.; seven sisters, Bobbie Woods, Stella Ownby, Linda Cummings and Della Cummings, all of Knoxville, Rosa Mashburn of Maynardville, Faye Ownby of Claxton and Eloise Liford of Monroe, Mich.; and by three brothers, Harley Shoffner of Claxton, Eddie Shoffner of Marietta, Ga., and David Shoffner of Clinton.
He is also survived by six stepchildren and their spouses, Dresna and Bobby Butler and Dwayne and Dana Griffith, all of Dyllis, Tammi and Kelly Shoffner of Heiskell, Sheri and Jeff Daniels of Claxton, Scotty and Wilma Griffith of Oliver Springs, and Bobby and Teresa Griffith of Wartburg; and by 13 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, 14 step-grandchildren, one step-great-grandchild, and several brothers- and sisters-in-law and other relatives.
R.C. Elliott was considered a special friend.
The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 26, at Mount Pisgah Baptist Church in Oliver Springs with the Rev. Carl Elliott Jr. and the Rev. Keith Price officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight, June 25, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton and from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday at the church.