Laverne Huffman Bales Clinton, age 85, passed away peacefully in Hendersonville, TN on May 9, 2011 following a long illness. Ms. Clinton was born July 9, 1925 in Knoxville, TN and preceded in death by her parents, Luther and Hattie Huffman; sisters, Ruth, Jewel and Agnes; brother, James; husbands, Robert Porter Bales and Lewis Clinton. She is survived by her brother, Lawrence Huffman of Knoxville, TN; half-sister, Gloria Huffman; daughters, Gloria Jean Bales Locust of Mesquite, TX, Annette Marie Bales Speigel of Hendersonville, TN and Susan Darlene Bales Dupre of Houston, TX; son, Larry Ray Bales of Issaquah, WA; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She is best remembered for singing with the Huffman Sisters in Knoxville, her award-winning ballroom dancing and leading the singing for her Sunday school group at the United Methodist Church of Atlanta, TX. Graveside services will be conducted at Saturday 2 P.M., May 14, 2011 in the Hendersonville Memory Gardens. Visitation will be from 12 P.M. until 1:45 P.M., Saturday at Hendersonville Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions should be made to Caris Healthcare Hospice Services. The family extends its grateful appreciation to the dedicated and caring staff of NHC-Hendersonville and Caris Healthcare Hospice Services. Arrangements entrusted to Hendersonville Funeral Home, 615 824-3855. "A Life Celebration Home"