Our Obituaries

Marilyn Goldstein Rudo

July 15, 1926 - April 19, 2014

Marilyn Rudo (nee Goldstein), passed away at MMC-Oak Ridge on April 19, 2014 surrounded by her loving family. Preceded in death by husband of 52 years, Herbert Rudo; parents, Ida and Samuel Goldstein, and her son Robert. Survived by children, Melinda Durden (Robert), Elise Young (Glenn), Brian Rudo (Betsey), Nadine Clunie (Kent); grandchildren, Sam Manning, Max Manning, Brittany Durden, James...
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Bobbie Sue Walker Ragan

November 4, 1928 - April 17, 2014

Bobbie Sue Walker Ragan age 85 passed away April 17, 2014 at Methodist Medical Center in Oak Ridge. A memorial service will be announced at a later date.
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Tom Bill Fowler

February 2, 1923 - April 14, 2014

Tom "Bill Fowler passed away April 14, 2014 at National Health Care Nursing Home in Oak Ridge Tennessee. Tom was retired from O.R.N.L. as a code developer and served in the South Pacific with the United States Marines. Tom joined O.R.N. L. Nuclear Reactor Physics Division in 1953 and was a leader of the Code Development Group, Co-Authored numerous articles on code development. where he retired in...
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Gwendolyn Angel Brown Wolfe

March 5, 1930 - April 14, 2014

Gwendolyn Angel Brown Wolfe, age 84, of Clinton passed away Monday April 14, 2014 at her home. Gwendolyn was born March 5, 1930 in Johnson City, Tennessee to the late James Andrew and Mary Kathleen Starnes Angel. She attended the ETSU Training School, was a graduate of Washington Academy High School, and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Lincoln Memorial University in 1952. She married Donley Clark...
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Joan Gibson

April 20, 1930 - April 6, 2014

Joan Gibson Sensabaugh, age 83, died Sunday, April 6, 2014, from complications of pneumonia. Joan grew up in Detroit, Michigan, then lived for many years in Satellite Beach, Florida, before moving to Tennessee. Her heart was in children's ministry -- working in Sunday schools, Good News Clubs, and Christian summer camps. She had the gift of hospitality. Many have enjoyed pleasant meals,...
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Eunice Brewer

June 27, 1923 - March 30, 2014

Eunice L. "Bobbie" Brewer, 90, of Oak Ridge, formerly of Taylors, SC, went home to Heaven on Sunday, March 30, 2014. She was retired from Steel Heddle in Taylors, where she worked as an inspector. She was voted most athletic by her high school classmates, rode Harleys as a teenager and beyond, travelled the country by bus and as a passenger in an 18-wheeler, and had numerous adventures, living...
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Charmaine Yvonne Crossan Holbert

April 8, 1930 - March 27, 2014

Charmaine Yvonne Crossan Holbert, 83, of Oak Ridge, Died Thursday March 27, 2014. Charmaine was born in West Virginia on April 8th, 1930.She was a true Coal Miner's Daughter of Thomas Edward Crossan who died from a mine injury on April 30th 1935 and Lura "Helen" Webb Crossan who died in 1999.She was married to William (Bill) H Holbert Sr.They had three sons, Thomas M Holbert, James M Holbert,...
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Gregory Jackson

September 11, 1958 - March 25, 2014

Gregory W. Jackson "Greg", age 55, of Oliver Springs went home to be with the Lord Tuesday March 25, 2014 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Greg was born September 11, 1958 in Valdosta, Georgia to Leighton and the late Betty Matthews Jackson. He was a 1976 graduate of Charles M. Russell High School in Great Falls, Montana and a 1981 graduate of the University of Tennessee. Greg was a...
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Harold A. Smith

November 3, 1940 - March 24, 2014

Harold A. Smith, Jr, age 73, long-time resident of Oak Ridge, TN passed away peacefully on March 24 at Briarcliff Health Care Center. He was preceded in death by his parents, Harold A. Smith, Sr. and Lucy Avanelle Smith of Oak Ridge, and is survived by his devoted brother, Lemoyne Smith of Oliver Springs, and only child, Harold Smith-Franzen of Brooklyn, New York, and son-in-law Jim Franzen. ...
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Theodore Ted Shapiro

February 17, 1923 - March 17, 2014

Theodore (Ted) Shapiro, age 91, died at Methodist Medical Center on Monday, March 17, 2014. Ted was born in 1923 to Philip and Sadie Shapiro and grew up in Brookline, Massachusetts. After graduation from Brookline High School he obtained a B.A. in Chemistry from Boston University in 1944. Immediately after graduation he accepted a job with Union Carbide Chemical Corporation (UCCC) as part of a...
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Rita Dianne Lowery Anderson

January 10, 1952 - March 14, 2014

Rita Dianne Lowery Anderson passed away suddenly Friday March 14, 2014 Rita was born in Oak Ridge on January 10, 1952 to Helen Schultz Lowery and James Keith Lowery, long time residents of Oak Ridge. Rita graduated from Oak Ridge High School in 1970 She was a member of the Wildcat Band and Orchestra, where she played the flute. She was a member of the French Club, Biology Club, Oak Leaf Staff...
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Barbara F. Stone

October 17, 1926 - March 13, 2014

Barbara Stone, age 87, and long time Oak Ridge, Tennessee resident, passed away in the early hours of Thursday, March 13, 2014 at Methodist Medical Center. She was born October 17, 1926 in Saginaw, Michigan, where she grew up. During her high school years, she worked part time manufacturing anti-aircraft shell triggers to support the war effort. She earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from...
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Vivian Miller

April 22, 1924 - March 11, 2014

Vivian "Viv" Violet Vilardi Miller, 89, of Oak Ridge, passed away Tuesday, March 11, 2014. Vivian was born on April 22, 1924, in Detroit, Mich. to Angelo and Ermina Aliberti Vilardi, both now deceased. Besides her parents, she was preceeded in death by her husband, Charles Newton Miller, who passed away on Aug. 20, 2007; her sister and brother-in-law, Geraldine and Bill Sage; and brother,...
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Cleo Grant Pace

October 27, 1935 - March 6, 2014

Cleo Elizabeth Grant Pace of Melbourne Florida was taken by the Lord on Thursday, March 06, 2014 to join her daughter, Nancy Elizabeth Pace and granddaughter Melissa Rose Pace. Cleo is survived by her beloved sister and devoted caregiver Althea Underwood and her husband Bob of Melbourne, Florida. Her sons Tom T. Pace IV of California; John Lindsey Pace and his wife Christine of Chattanooga; and...
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Laura Faye Strange

May 12, 1948 - March 6, 2014

On March 6, 2014 Laura Faye Strange departed this life at her home in Dandridge, Tennessee. She was born May 12, 1948 in Knoxville to the late Fate and Reva Hucklebee. Laura grew up in Knoxville and attended Rule High School. She was a loving, friendly woman who never met a stranger. She spent her life caring for her family and friends and often worked as a personal care giver. She owned a...
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William Paul "Bill" Teichert

November 24, 1928 - March 6, 2014

William Paul (Bill) Teichert Sr., Born November 24, 1928 in Pennington Gap Va. passed away March 06, 2014 surrounded by his loving family. Bill was preceded in death by his beloved wife of over 50 years, Barbara Ann , and an infant daughter Bethany. He is survived by a son, Paul Teichert of Clinton, daughter Teri Teichert, grandson Brandon knight and two great grandsons Cameron and Gabriel...
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Patsy Marie Millenbruch

February 19, 1935 - March 5, 2014

Patsy Marie Miracle Millenbruch of Oak Ridge, died on Wednesday, March 5, 2014. Pat was born on Feb. 19, 1935, to Marian Agnes "Mary Anne" Justice Miracle and Clarence "Mike" Miracle in Pineville, Ky. She spent her early years in Pineville. In December 1942, the family moved to Norris, Tenn., when her father, a civil engineer, was assigned to a team laying out what would be the city of Oak...
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Alma Smiley

August 12, 1949 - March 4, 2014

Alma G. Smiley, 64, of Clinton, passed away March 4, 2014. No services are planned. A private service will be held at Oak Ridge Memorial park March 07, 2014 for the family
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Charles Hope

February 18, 1938 - March 4, 2014

Charles "Chuck" Jerald Hope, Sr., 76, loving husband, father, brother, and grandfather, died Tuesday, March 4, at Methodist Medical Center. Mr. Hope was a cancer survivor and had been in declining health for several years. A resident of Oak Ridge since 1975, he was born in Harriman, Tennessee, and grew up in Oliver Springs and Oak Ridge, before joining the Army in 1955. He served in the Far...
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Thomas Harris

October 15, 1938 - March 1, 2014

Thomas Rowland Harris, 75, went to fly with the eagles Saturday, March 1, 2014, at his home. Tom was a loving husband and friend. He was a Navy veteran and was honorably discharged in 1966. He loved being an engineer as a career. A resident of Oak Ridge, he was born in Clinton, Tenn., and moved to Oak Ridge after meeting his long-time best friend and wife, Ella "Rusty" Harris. He was a member...
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Anne Stafford

August 2, 1961 - February 28, 2014

Anne Alexandra Stafford, departed this life on Friday, February 28, 2014, while surrounded by her family. A native of Kingsport, TN where she was born on August 2, 1961 and later moved to Memphis, TN. She was a 1979 graduate of Lausanne Collegiate School, earned her B/A in English Literature from her beloved University of Tennessee, and her Masters of English in 1985. She attended Loyola Law...
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Dorothy Hightower

May 29, 1941 - February 26, 2014

Dorothy Turnage Hightower of Oak Ridge passed away February 26, 2014, surrounded by family and friends. She was born May 29, 1941 in Kosciusko Mississippi and later moved to Lake, Mississippi, and then to Newton, Mississippi. She graduated from Newton high school, and attended the University of Mississippi, Tulane University, the University of Tennessee, and Roane State Community College. She...
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James "Red" Halsey

September 9, 1927 - February 22, 2014

James W. Halsey, of Oak Ridge, Tennessee, entered the Church Triumphant Saturday. After battling bravely and persistently for several years, "Red" died of his relentless disease early on February 22, 2014. A native of Wytheville, Virginia, born in 1927, James and his late wife, Peggy moved to Oak Ridge in 1954. He worked for 34 years at Y-12, retiring in 1988. As a youth in Wytheville, Red...
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Edith Freeman

October 22, 1926 - February 21, 2014

Edith Lucille Williams Freeman, age 87 of Knoxville passed away Friday February 21, 2014 at Parkwest Medical Center. Edith was born October 22, 1926 in McMinn County. She was a resident of Brakebill Nursing Home in Knoxville. She enjoyed growing flowers, watching her hummingbirds, cooking, spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren, and loved her dog Tiny. Preceded in death by...
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James Wesley Peel

May 16, 1938 - February 18, 2014

James Wesley Peel 75 of Oak Ridge Tennessee passed away Tuesday February 18, 2014 at his home. Funeral service will be held Friday 11:00am at Martin Oak Ridge Funeral Home with Pastor Steve McDonald officiating. A receiving of friends will be held prior to the service from 10:00 to 11:00am at the funeral home. Burial will be at the Old Coker Creek Cemetery on highway 68 in Tellico Plains.
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Claire Bishop Milner

September 23, 1993 - February 17, 2014

Claire Bishop Milner, 20, of Oak Ridge, died Monday from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. She is survived by her mother, Sally Bishop; her stepfather, Mark Young; her father, Scott Milner of State College, Pa.; her sister, Eliza Milner of Cambridge, Mass.; her sister, Katherine Merrill Milner of Wash.; her grandmother Joan Johnson of Oak Ridge; her grandmother, Amelia Fernandes, her...
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Enid Marjorie Thompson

May 5, 1926 - February 13, 2014

Enid Marjorie Thompson passed away February 13, 2014 in oak Ridge Tennessee Born in Harrow Middlesex England to Alfred Streets and Esther Alice Fowler. Enid is survived by her Daughters Barbara Carol Thompson, Marjorie Kay Alcorn (James) Beryl Anne Brown (Richard) 5 Grandchildren and 10 Great Grandchildren. Services are Saturday February 15, 2014 at 11:00 am at the United Church Chapel on the...
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Muriel D. Neubert

September 1, 1918 - February 13, 2014

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Beatrice B. (B B) Duguay

August 8, 1919 - February 13, 2014

Beatrice B, Duguay ( lovingly known as "B B") left us on Thursday February 13th , 2014 at 94 years young. She was born in Rumford, ME August 8th, 1919 to the late Oliver and Cordelia Chenard Legereʹ. She then returned to New Brunswick, Canada where she spent most of her younger years with her parents and 6 siblings living a life by the ocean. I remember some of her stories of how they made...
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Danny Charles Williams, Sr.

May 26, 1947 - February 10, 2014

Danny Charles Williams, Sr., age 66 of Oak Ridge passed away Monday, February 10, 2014 at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge. Danny was born May 26, 1947 in Knoxville, TN, the son of Charles Ralph and Mary Louise Williams. He was employed for many years at K-25 in Oak Ridge and later by Cornerstone of Recovery in Louisville, TN. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and being outdoors, and had a...
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Hilda Telitha Allen Jenner

September 19, 1925 - February 4, 2014

Jenner, Hilda Telitha Allen – age 88, of Oak Ridge, passed away February 4, 2014 peacefully in her sleep at her home. She was born in a coal mining camp called Cotula in Campbell County, TN on September 19, 1925 to parents Lucy Retha Dossett Allen and William McKinley Allen. Known as Telitha to her family and Hilda to her friends, she graduated high school as the Salutorian of her class in...
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Deborah Faye Hoskins Sutton Lane Hull

February 18, 1932 - February 2, 2014

Deborah Faye Hoskins Sutton Lane Hull Left us on Feburary 2nd. She was born on Feb18,1932 in Bowens Creek, Ky. She was a Waitress, Bar Tender, Home Maker, a wife and a Mother to all. She was known as "Momma Faye". She will be dearly missed by all she touched in life. She is proceeded in death by Parents Allie Mae and James Hoskins. 1st Husband Carl Sutton to cancer in 1954, 2nd Husband...
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Donna Penland Richardson

February 5, 1955 - February 2, 2014

Donna Penland Richardson of Harriman went to be with the Lord suddenly on Sunday February 2, 2014 at the Roane County Medical Center. She was born February 5, 1955 in Oak Ridge to Jackie and Edwin Penland. Donna was a graduate of Oak Ridge High School and Middle Tennessee State University with a degree in business administration and office management. She was a Professional Certified Secretary...
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Dolores "Dee" M. Young

April 14, 1923 - February 1, 2014

Dolores "Dee" M. Young, age 90 of Oak Ridge passed away Saturday February 1, 2014 at her home. Dee was born April 14, 1923 in Indianola, Pennsylvania to the late Steven and Esther Matalay. She graduated from high school in Hickory, PA and moved to Oak Ridge in 1945 and was employed at K-25 and was married to Joe Young June 28, 1946 in a ceremony held at Chapel on the Hill. Dee attended the...
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Wallace Russell Gambill

February 28, 1931 - January 25, 2014

Wallace Russell Gambill, born February 28, 1931, died on January 25, 2014. Raised in and near Chattanooga, Tennessee by his parents, Alton L. and Ethel R. Gambill, Wally is survived by his wife, Bobbie Jean Ward of Clinton, Tennessee; his ex-wife, Patricia Miller of Chattanooga; his sister, Susan G. Sammons of Atlanta; his two daughters, Linda Voychehovski of Chattanooga and Eve Friedli of Fort...
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Romance F. Carrier

July 26, 1935 - January 24, 2014

Romance F. Carrier formerly of Oak Ridge passed away Friday January 24, 2014 at the Jefferson City Health and Rehab in Jefferson City. Romance was born July 26, 1935 in Wheeling, West Virginia to the late George and Mildred Lorentz Frederichs. She attended the University of Michigan and received her Masters from the University of Tennessee. Romance met the love of her life William L. Carrier at...
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Dorothy B. Currier

November 25, 1920 - January 14, 2014

Dorothy B. Currier, age 93, of Knoxville passed away Tuesday January 14, 2014 at the Beverly Park Place Health and Rehab in Knoxville. Dorothy was born November 25, 1920 in Knoxville, Tennessee to the late William K. and Daisy Carman Ballew. She served in the United States Army and worked for many years at the Standard Knitting Mill. In addition to her parents Dorothy is preceded in death by...
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Caitlyn Aileen Jordan

September 25, 1992 - January 14, 2014

Caitlyn Aileen Jordan, age 21, of Oak Ridge, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 14, 2014, in her mother's arms. Caitlyn was born in Knoxville, Tennessee on September 25, 1992. Caitlyn entered this world a fighter, much like how she left it. Caitlyn attended Oak Ridge High School and was very involved with Special Olympics. She enjoyed time with her family, swimming, bowling,...
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Andrew C. Griggs

January 24, 1955 - January 7, 2014

Andrew Calvin Griggs, age 58 of Knoxville passed away Tuesday January 7, 2014 at his home. Andrew was born in Oak Ridge January 24, 1955 to the late Ernie T. and Mattie Lynn Mynatt Griggs. He graduated Oak Ridge High School in 1973. Andrew entered active duty with the United States Army January 2, 1975 and served as a Multi-Channel Communications Equipment Operator until his honorable discharge...
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Terri Lynn Cornett

January 8, 1960 - January 5, 2014

Terri Lynn Cornett, age 53, passed away peacefully and quietly at Golden Living Nursing Home Sunday January 5, 2014. She was born January 8, 1960 in Oak Ridge, TN and continued to be a lifelong resident. Terri worked for the State of Tennessee as an administrated assistant for the Department of Children's Services. She was an avid lover of animals and greatly enjoyed sports, including years of...
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Mary Clark "Mama" Cook Freels

February 15, 1931 - December 24, 2013

Mary Clark "Mama" (Cook) Freels 82, of Murfreesboro, passed peacefully on Christmas Eve. She was born to the late Almas Cook and Ethel Clark (Cook) Donnell, February 15, 1931, in Joelton, TN. Mary was the owner of Mama Freels' Day Care in Nashville, TN until she retired. She was passionate about making a difference in the lives of the children she cared for, as well as the lives of their...
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Treī-Roan Ryan Vann

July 25, 2005 - November 26, 2013

Treī-Roan Ryan Vann, age 8 of Oak Ridge went home to be with the Lord Tuesday November 26, 2013. Treī-Roan was born July 25, 2005 in Newport News, VA the son of Crist Alvin Vann, Jr. and his biological mother Angelia Myers. He was in the third grade at Linden Elementary School where his favorite subjects were Science and Social Studies. More than anything Treī-Roan loved to learn it did not...
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Daniel Leo Maines

April 19, 1956 - November 17, 2013

Daniel Leo Maines, age 57 of Oak Ridge passed away Sunday November 17, 2013 in Oak Ridge. He was born in Cincinnati, Ohio to Virgil Lee Maines, Jr. and Louise Sumner Maines. He was an avid reader and enjoyed boating. Daniel was a member of the Machinist Union here in Oak Ridge and was last employed with United Mold and Tool Company and was formerly employed at Y-12. Preceded in death by his...
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William Courtenay (Bill) Davidson

November 19, 1954 - November 10, 2013

William Courtenay (Bill) Davidson died Sunday morning, November 10, 2013, at Greenfield Senior Living of Oak Ridge, where he had resided for a short time. The son of Mary Ann and the late Jackson B. Davidson, Bill was born in Oak Ridge in 1954 and attended Cedar Hill Elementary, Jefferson Junior High, and Oak Ridge High School from which he graduated in 1972. He was active in Scouts and...
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Wendell Leroy Ellis

November 24, 1922 - October 31, 2013

Wendell Leroy Ellis, 90, of Lenoir City, passed peacefully on October 31. He was born November 24, 1922 in Alva, KY to R.W. and Nora Ellis. He was the oldest son of eight children. The family moved to Lenoir City in 1941. He served in the Navy during 1942-43. He was a retired millwright from the Oak Ridge Y-12 plant. Leroy was married to the love of his life Mary Jo Newman Ellis. They enjoyed 66...
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Mary Jo Ellis

August 7, 1929 - October 26, 2013

Mary Jo Newman Ellis, 84, of Lenoir City, passed peacefully to her heavenly reward on October 26, 2013. She was born August 7, 1929 in Soddy, TN to the Reverend C.M. and Hazel Newman. She was the oldest of four children. The family moved to Lenoir City in 1941 when Reverend Newman took the pastorate of the Sixth Ave Church of God. He pastored until 1950. Mary Jo married the love of her life W. L...
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Arminta M. Robinson

January 15, 1915 - October 18, 2013

Arminta M. Robinson, age 98, of Oak Ridge went home to be with the Lord Friday October 18, 2013 at the Brakebill Nursing Home. Ms Robinson was born January 15, 1915 in Kingston, Tennessee to the late Robert Christian and Alyce Kelsay Ladd. She left her East Tennessee home and went to work at Sandia National Laboratory in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Upon her retirement from Sandia National...
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Betty Sue Dunning

September 15, 1929 - October 18, 2013

Betty Sue Dunning, 84, of Oak Ridge, passed peacefully on October 18 after a long illness. She was born September 15, 1929, in Dardanelle, Arkansas, to the late John Cary (J.C.) and Rosa Lee Bowman, the seventh of nine children. The family was engaged in farming, and later moved to Wyatt, Missouri, where she graduated from Diehlstadt High School in 1947. She is a graduate of the St. Mary's...
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Helen Freeman French

December 23, 1934 - October 9, 2013

Helen Freeman French, born December 23, 1934 died October 9, 2013, she was born a coal miner's daughter and left this earthly world a ROSE. Devoted wife and mother lived a full beautiful life. Helping her husband James D. French in the successful French's Food Markets from 1955-1980, while at the same time actively involved in every aspect of her 3 children's world. Den mother, room mother, PTA,...
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Hazel Eugenia Crossno

June 16, 1934 - October 9, 2013

Hazel Eugenia Crossno, age 79, of Oak Ridge passed away Wednesday October 9, 2013 at Briarcliff Health Care Center. Hazel was born June 16, 1934 in Ware Shoals, South Carolina to the late Jesse R. and Lula Mae Turner Webb. Hazel was a longtime Oak Ridger and a member of Robertsville Baptist Church. She was last employed by Anderson Memorial Gardens as Office Manager. She was a member of the...
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Ronald King Hull

August 25, 1940 - October 3, 2013

Ronald King Hull of Harriman died Thursday, October 3, 2013, at the age of 73. As a long time Oak Ridge resident he was a graduate of Oak Ridge city schools, attended Tennessee Technological University and later served in the United States Navy. He retired from K-25 after 32 years of employment. Ronnie is preceded in death by his parents CC and Virginia Hull and his brother Samuel Hull. ...
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Jack Lovegrove

April 11, 1924 - September 26, 2013

Jack Lovegrove, age 89, of Oak Ridge passed away Thursday September 26, 2013 at Methodist Medical Center. Jack was born April 11, 1924 in Jonesboro, Tennessee to the late Arthur B. and Hattie Osborne Lovegrove. He joined the Navy in 1943 and served in WWII until 1946 attaining the rank of MM2C. Jack loved his country and considered it a great honor to serve in the military. It was due to this...
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Thomas Eugene Zava

September 16, 1922 - September 10, 2013

Thomas Eugene Zava passed away at 9:30 Tuesday morning, September 10 at Park West Medical Center. He was born in Victoria (Lunenburg County) Virginia on September 16, 1922. Tom's parents immigrated from Europe in the early 1920's, and Tom held the distinction and privilege of being the first in his Albanian family to be born in America. Tom graduated with honors from Victoria High School in...
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Maurice Harl Kunselman

May 4, 1921 - September 6, 2013

Maurice Harl Kunselman born 1921 in Meadville, Pa crossed through the veil Friday evening September 6, 2013 to join his son Philip and his wife Lois who preceded him in death. He is survived by his three remaining children, Frank Bret Kunselman, Carol Jo Papac and Adrienne Mulligan. He is also survived by six grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Maurice, nicknamed "Bill", was a...
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William Jenkins Wilcox, Jr.

January 26, 1923 - September 2, 2013

William Jenkins Wilcox Jr. Oak Ridge pioneer, city historian William Jenkins Wilcox Jr., 90, Oak Ridge pioneer and longtime resident, died Monday, Sept. 2, 2013, at NHC Healthcare of Oak Ridge. The son of attorney William J. Wilcox Sr. and Kitty Rogers Wilcox, Bill was born Jan. 26, 1923, in Harrisburg, Pa. He grew up in Allentown, Pa. He attended Allentown High School and graduated...
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William Leitch "Bill" Marshall, Jr.

December 3, 1925 - August 25, 2013

WILLIAM LEITCH "BILL" MARSHALL, JR. Chemical Scientist and Longtime Resident of Oak Ridge William Leitch Marshall, Jr., a resident of Oak Ridge since 1949, passed away quietly in his sleep in the early hours of Sunday, August, 25th, 2013. William Leitch Marshall, Jr., was born December 3, 1925 in Columbia, South Carolina, the son of William L., Sr., and Georgia Kittrell Marshall, with...
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Lois Jean Mattox Weir

January 23, 1933 - August 20, 2013

Lois Jean Mattox Weir, age 80, of Oak Ridge passed away Tuesday August 20, 2013 at her home. Lois was born January 23, 1933 in Cincinnati, Ohio to the late Clifford and Emma Hoffman Mattox. She first moved to Oak Ridge in 1955 and stayed until 1980 when she moved to Georgia and then returned to Oak Ridge in 1985. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church USA here in Oak Ridge and was...
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William Rogers, Sr

September 24, 1935 - August 18, 2013

William Rogers Sr. , age 77, of Powell passed away Sunday August 18, 2013 at his home. He was an avid member of the Eagles of Oak Ridge and the Moose of Oak Ridge. Survivors include his son William Rogers Jr. and his wife Kristyl, step children; Vincent Green, Rhonda Atherton and family, and Roxanne Black and her husband Jimmy, grandchildren and great grandchildren. The family will receive...
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James Robert Brunner

October 22, 1943 - August 16, 2013

James Robert Brunner, 69, of Knoxville, Tennessee, died Friday morning August 16, 2013 at Methodist Medical Center. He was born October 22, 1943, in Detroit Michigan, the oldest of five children born to George and Mary Louise Brunner. After graduation from Sacred Heart High School in Roseville, Michigan, Jim served in the United States Marine Corps. at the rank of sergeant. Following military...
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Dorothy Gunderson Alford

August 17, 1929 - August 7, 2013

Dorothy Merle Gunderson Alford, age 83, of Oak Ridge passed away Wednesday August 7, 2013 at the University of Tennessee Medical Center. Dorothy was born August 17, 1929 in Minneapolis, Minnesota to the late Lloyd and Ellen Millington Gunderson. She received her Bachelor's Degree in Home Economics at the University of Minnesota and was last employed by Millers Department Store as a clothing...
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Hazel Thomasine "Tommy" Huffman Foust

August 25, 1930 - July 26, 2013

Hazel Thomasine "Tommy" Huffman Foust, 82, of Oak Ridge passed away Friday July 26, 2013 at Methodist Medical Center. She was born August 25, 1930 in Pulaski, VA to Robert T. Huffamn and Hazel Winifred Hufford Huffman. She was a homemaker and a member of the Harriman Church of God. She loved music, and was an accomplished soloist. Tommy was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and great...
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Frank Foust

January 27, 1928 - July 9, 2013

Frank Foust, age 85, of Oak Ridge passed away Tuesday July 9, 2013. Frank was born January 27, 1928 in Lake City, Tennessee to the late William Owen and Dora Miller Foust. A veteran of the United States Army and Navy Frank moved to Oak Ridge in 1945. Frank was employed with ORNL for 48 years until his retirement in 1992. He was a member of Faith Masonic Lodge where he was a 33rd degree mason....
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Noroma Shannon

October 18, 1924 - July 7, 2013

Noroma Shannon (Mrs Robert L. Shannon) died peacefully in her sleep on July 7, 2013 in Alpharetta, Georgia. She was born October 18, 1924 to Paul and Myrtle Walker in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where she completed her early education, graduating from South High School. At the onset of WWII, she moved to San Diego, California to live with her grandparents and attend college. There she soon met...
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Edward Von Halle

June 30, 1926 - July 5, 2013

Edward Von Halle, an internationally known scientist, died peacefully in his sleep at his Oak Ridge home on July 5, 2013. Also active in the Oak Ridge community and a devoted husband and father, he was 87. Ed was born on June 30th, 1926, in Brooklyn, New York, and spent his earliest years there. He won the Westinghouse Prize in high school and went on to study Chemical Engineering at Carnegie...
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Evelyn Martin Ellingson

May 31, 1919 - June 15, 2013

Evelyn Martin Ellingson Oak Ridge Pioneer Evelyn Martin Ellingson died June 15, 2013 at her residence in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. She was born May 31, 1919 in Cullman, Alabama to Dr. James C. Martin and Louise Reinstadler Martin. Evelyn attended the University of Alabama from 1937 to 1941 and so began her unwavering love of the Crimson Tide. Upon receiving her Bachelor's of Business...
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Philmore T. Jubb, Jr.

June 22, 1979 - May 30, 2013

Philmore T. Jubb, Jr., age 34, passed away Thursday May 30, 2013 at the Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, North Carolina. He is survived by his parents Philmore T. Sr. and Anne Jubb, brother and sister-in-law James C. "Chris" and Mary Jubb, Grandmother Frances Laing, nephew Ben Jubb, and many Aunts, Uncles, and cousins. A funeral service will be held Saturday June 1, 201 11:00am in the...
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Michael Kennerly Wilkinson

February 9, 1921 - May 22, 2013

Michael Kennerly Wilkinson (age 92), a scientist internationally known for his pioneering neutron scattering investigations of materials and for his leadership in solid state science at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, died at his home in Oak Ridge, Tennessee on May 22,2013. He was a former director of the ORNL Solid State Division and helped to build that division into an outstanding ...
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Robert Peter Cunningham

December 3, 1928 - April 17, 2013

Robert Peter Cunningham of Oak Ridge, Tennessee passed away Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at the age of 84. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy; son, Glenn Cunningham; son Gerald (Jerry) Cunningham and nine grandchildren. Robert was preceded in death by his parents and brother, John Cunningham, as well as, a daughter Linda Branning and a son Bruce Cunningham. A memorial services will be held on...
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Daniel Burr "Mr. Dan" Owsley

September 26, 1938 - April 15, 2013

Daniel Burr Owsley, best known as "Mr. Dan", born September 26th, 1938 passed away suddenly on April 15th, 2013. Though he was formally employed by and retired after 34 years of service at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, in occupation, Mr. Dan wore a title of "jack of all trades". He married the love of his life, Catherine Mary Owsley in 1990 and with her came three boys: Neal, Nicholas and Nolan...
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Larry Kent Miracle

March 11, 1941 - March 27, 2013

Larry Kent Miracle of Oak Ridge, Tennessee, died Wednesday, March 27, 2013, at his daughter's home in Lowell, Indiana. Born in Pineville, Kentucky March 11, 1941 to Claude and Meldren Miracle. Larry was a 1960 graduate of Oak Ridge High School, where he met Marian, his wife of 42 years.. He was employed at Ford Motor Company for more than 30 years and is a former resident of Lowell, IN. After...
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Shelia Montez Hudson

May 2, 1958 - March 21, 2013

On March 21, 2013, a beautiful Christian soul was called home to be with her Lord and Savior. Sheila Montez Hudson of Oak Ridge, TN, passed away on Thursday, March 21, 2013 at the age of 54. Shelia, who had fought a long hard battle with cancer for over a year, passed away peacefully at home with family. Shelia was born on May 2, 1958 in Oak Ridge to parents James E. Hudson, now deceased, and...
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Paul Abraham Agron

January 4, 1915 - March 19, 2013

Paul Abraham Agron passed away on March 19, 2013, at the Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge, TN. He was 98 years old. Paul was preceded in death by his wife of nearly 70 years—Eleanor--just one year ago. Born in New York in 1915 to Russian Jewish immigrants Jacob and Frieda Agronovich (later Agronow), Paul was brought up in Brooklyn and Queens along with his five younger siblings—two...
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Norman A. Teasley, Sr.

September 22, 1917 - March 18, 2013

Norman A. Teasley, Sr, 95, longtime resident of Oak Ridge, TN, passed away on March 18, 2013. He was born September 22, 1917, to parents George Glenn and Bessie Teasley in Anderson S.C. where he later met and married Lucille Fountain on August 15, 1937. After the death of his wife Lucille in 1995, Norman and Jane Gurney were married in 1997. Following his service with the naval shipyards...
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Lois Elaine Kunselman

November 10, 1921 - March 17, 2013

Lois Elaine Kunselman, age 91, of Clinton, TN, went home to her Lord on Sunday, March 17th 2013, twelve days after celebrating her 69th wedding anniversary with her loving husband, Maurice Kunselman, who was by her side until she peacefully crossed over. Born November 10, 1921 in Shreveport, Louisiana, Lois was Salutatorian of her Wynne, AK graduating class of 1939. After a fulfilling,...
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Thane Harrison Sadowski

March 10, 2013 - March 11, 2013

Thane Harrison Sadowski, infant son of Nathan and Emily Gott Sadowski, was born Sunday March 10, 2013 at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge and passed away Monday March 11, 2013 at East Tennessee Children's Hospital in Knoxville. Thane is preceded in death by his paternal grandfather Daniel Sadowski. In addition to his parents Thane is survived by his half-sister Sierra Sadowski, grandparents...
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Nancy Baird Showalter Carrol

January 30, 1925 - March 8, 2013

Nancy Baird Showalter Carrol, 89, of Oak Ridge passed away Friday March 8, 2013 at National Health Care of Oak Ridge. Nancy was born January 30, 1925 in LaFollette, Tennessee to the late Andrew and Alice McCullah Baird. A member of Heritage Fellowship Church of God Nancy was homemaker and very loving, nurturing mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She was a competitive speed walker was...
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Frances Beatrice Lee

January 19, 1918 - March 6, 2013

Frances Beatrice Lee, 95, of Oak Ridge passed away Wednesday March 6, 2013 at Emeritus of Oak Ridge. She was born January 19, 1918 in Cincinnati, Ohio to the late Frank and Myrtle Crippen Vandergrif. She was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church of Oak Ridge and a retired seamstress from Levi Strauss. She dearly loved her children and grandchildren. She married her husband Howard F. Lee March...
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Anne R. Mathis

June 24, 1943 - February 27, 2013

Anne R. Mathis, age 69, of LaFollette left us on Wednesday February 27, 2013. Anne was born in Kingsport, Tennessee June 24, 1943 daughter of the late Samuel P. and Bertha Elizabeth Buchannan Woodruff. She was a graduate of the Tennessee Preparatory School and attended Vanderbilt University and Tennessee Tech. where she met her husband Garland and they were married in 1961. Anne was a member of...
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Norman Milton Gailar, Ph.D.

February 20, 1918 - February 23, 2013

Norman Milton Gailar, Ph.D., 95, passed away on February 23, 2013, at the Oak Ridge Methodist Medical Center. He was born in Alfred, NY, the middle child of three. Norman had a sister, Silvia (deceased), and a brother, Owen, all of whom physicists. Norman attended Syracuse University, where he received a B.S. degree in physics. He was elected into Phi Bata Kappa and was the salutatorian of his...
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Jimmy [Jim] Smith

July 7, 1941 - February 5, 2013

Jimmy [Jim] Smith age ,71, of Oak Ridge passed away Tuesday February 5, 2013 at his home surrounded by his family. Jim was born July 7, 1941 in Eagan, Tennessee to the late Elmer Gene and Sylvia Geneva Stocks Smith. Jim was a veteran of the United States Navy and the United States Army. He loved to fish and camp but most of all he loved watching his granddaughter Brandy Neal play softball. Jim...
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Tracy Lyn Bandy

May 4, 1967 - February 4, 2013

Tracy Lyn Bandy , age 45, of Knoxville went home to be with the Lord Monday February 4, 2013 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Tracy was born May 4, 1967 in Knoxville to Thomas and Rose Crawford McLemore. Tracy was a 1985 graduate of Karns High School and then attended the University of Tennessee. Tracy loved her family and her daughter Erika was her life. She loved her trips to Walt...
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James Aaron Foust

May 15, 1992 - February 3, 2013

James Aaron Foust, age 20, of Harriman passed away Sunday February 3, 2013 in Knoxville. Aaron was born May 14, 1992 in Oak Ridge to Kevin and Cheri Foust. Aaron grew up in the Oak Ridge Church of God where his grandfather J.C. Bandy pastored. He was a graduate of Oliver Springs High School where he was a four year member of the football team. Aaron was awarded numerous awards during his...
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Sandra Lynn Angel

December 17, 1950 - January 28, 2013

Sandra Lynn Angel, age 62, of Knoxville formerly of Oak Ridge passed away Monday January 28, 2013. Sandra was born December 17, 1950 in Oak Ridge to the late Clarence and Alene Hatmaker Angel. She is survived by her brothers Ronald E. Angel of South Haven, Mississippi and Carl Thomas Angel and his wife Madelon of Como, Mississippi. Funeral services will be held Thursday January 31, 2013 7:00pm...
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Phyllis Lila Wichner

October 6, 1932 - January 26, 2013

Phyllis Lila Wichner, 80, native New Yorker and long-time resident of Oak Ridge died at home early Saturday morning surrounded by close family members after a short severe illness. Phyllis is deeply missed by husband Robert, daughter Robin, son Joel, sister Rosalind Benton, niece and nephew Michelle Clift and Bruce Benton, sister and brother in-law Suzanne and Phil Goldman, and nieces Jill...
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Patricia "Pat" Lewis Paynter Rush

February 24, 1930 - January 23, 2013

Patricia "Pat" Lewis Paynter Rush, known for her service in many civic endeavors including 14 years as a member of Oak Ridge City Council, died Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge following a short illness. She was 82. Born Feb. 24, 1930, in Middlesboro, Ky., she was the daughter of Walker Burton and Helen Lewis Paynter, both now deceased. She graduated from...
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Harriet Clayton Davis

February 3, 1930 - January 14, 2013

Harriet Clayton Davis, age 82, went to her Heavenly Home January 14, 2013. Mrs. Davis was born February 3, 1930 in Person County, NC to the late Daniel A. and Caroline Swanson Clayton. As well as being a Homemaker, Mrs. Davis worked in Childcare. She especially enjoyed working at Daniel Arthur with Special Needs Children. She had an intense love and concern for Animals. She fed Birds, Squirrels...
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Frank Albert Heilman

October 8, 1915 - January 14, 2013

Frank Albert Heilman was born on October 8, 1915, in Canton, Ohio, the son of the Rev. J. Frank Heilman, D.D. and Kathleen Williford Heilman. He was the 4th child of that family. He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Carlyne M. Heilman, their only son, F. Allan (Kathleen), Belleair, FL, three grandchildren, Mark A. (Ann), Carmel, IN, John W. (Jillian), Valrico, FL, Michael J. (Laura),...
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Katherine J. Barton

June 30, 1920 - January 11, 2013

Katherine J. Barton, pioneer and long-time resident of Oak Ridge, died Friday, January 11, 2013, in Birmingham, AL, her home of the past 7 years. She was 92 years old. She was preceded in death by her parents Fred S. Jackson and Brinnie B. Jackson of Landrum, SC, by her husband James C. Barton, and by her siblings Margaret J. Johnson of Tallahassee, FL, Marie J. Weeks of Columbia, SC, and Fred S....
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Marscella "Marcy" Lynne Adams

November 26, 1956 - December 27, 2012

Marscella "Marcy" Lynne Adams, age 56, of Oak Ridge passed away Thursday December 27, 2012. Marcy was born November 26, 1956 in Munich, Germany to Jimmy and Beulah Adams. She was a contract specialist for the Edison School of Knoxville. Marcy was a member of Central Baptist Church and enjoyed doing crafts especially making floral arrangements and was an avid reader. Preceded in death by her son...
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John Michael Reagan

May 27, 1952 - December 27, 2012

John Michael Reagan, 60, of Clinton, Tenn., passed away Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012, in Oak Ridge, after a short illness. Born in Bethlehem, Pa., on May 27, 1952, the son of John Leo Reagan, deceased, and Justine Fox Reagan. John graduated from Oak Ridge High School in 1970. He played the alto saxophone in the high school band. He also played in several dance bands in the area. He served in the Air...
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Tammy Waddle Bean Vann

February 24, 1959 - December 23, 2012

Tammy Waddle Bean Vann, age 53, of Oak Ridge passed away Sunday December 23, 2012 at her residence. Tammy was born February 24, 1959 in Oak Ridge to the late James "Jim" R. Waddle, Sr. and Chris Holt Waddle. In addition to her parents Tammy is preceded in death by her first husband Frankie Bean and is survived by her daughter Chrissy Bean, twin sons Joshua and Jarod Vann, grandchildren Alicia...
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Kelli L. Carter

February 9, 1980 - December 17, 2012

Kelli L. Carter, age 32, of Knoxville passed away Monday December 17, 2012. Kelli was born February 9, 1980 in Rockwood and attended Oak Ridge High School. She was a member of Faith Promise Church. She loved her children and her family and was known for her infectious smile and loving heart. Preceded in death by her daughter Dayesha Carter and her grandparents Red and Christine Crabtree she is...
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Edward Harold "Gordo" Gordon

April 29, 1931 - December 8, 2012

Edward Harold Gordon "Gordo", age 81 of Oak Ridge passed away Saturday December 8, 2012 with his loving wife of 46 years Dorothy "Dot" by his side. Ed was born April 29, 1931 in Grainger County Tennessee to the late Arthur and Mary Wyatt Gordon. He was of the Protestant faith and a veteran of the United States Air Force serving as an in flight engineer traveling worldwide. Ed was discharged from...
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Nancy "Nan" Jarvis Hudson

February 26, 1955 - December 1, 2012

Nancy Jarvis Hudson, "Nan" to those who knew and loved her, entered eternal life on December 1, 2012, following a courageous 14 month journey with pancreatic cancer. Nan was born February 26, 1955 in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, where she lived most of her life. She was the daughter of Evelyn Fitzwater Jarvis and Gerald Melvin Jarvis, who predeceased her. As a child, Nan lived in the Woodland community...
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Eleanor Lewis Stephens

November 5, 1924 - November 25, 2012

Eleanor Lewis Stephens, age 88 of Oak Ridge passed away Sunday November 25, 2012. Eleanor was born November 5, 1924 in Fairmont, NC to the late Archie French and Quessie Powell Lewis. She was of the Episcopalian Faith and a homemaker. Besides her parents she was also preceded in death by her husband John Francis Stephens, Sr. and her son and daughter in law Bobby Gene and Linda Stephens. Mrs....
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Elaine Causey Trauger

October 18, 1922 - November 12, 2012

Elaine Causey Trauger died peacefully at home on November 12, 2012. Born on October 18, 1922, Elaine grew up on the family farm near Greensboro, NC with her loving parents, Roscoe Cheek Causey and Isabel Craven Causey, and her dear sister Belle Eloise Causey (Butler). They were surrounded by a wonderful extended Causey family, especially including her late cousin Benson, who was like a...
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Elaine Causey Trauger

October 18, 1922 - November 12, 2012

Elaine Causey Trauger died peacefully at home on November 12, 2012. Born on October 18, 1922, Elaine grew up on the family farm near Greensboro, NC with her loving parents, Roscoe Cheek Causey and Isabel Craven Causey, and her dear sister Belle Eloise Causey (Butler). They were surrounded by a wonderful extended Causey family, especially including her late cousin Benson, who was like a brother...
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Robert Lee Higgins

August 20, 1922 - November 3, 2012

Robert Lee Higgins, age 90, formerly of Oak Ridge passed away Saturday November 3, 2012 at Shannondale Health Care Center in Knoxville. Bob was born in Charlestown, Massachusetts August 20, 1922 to the late Westra Hutchinson and Mae Orr Higgins. He completed his secondary education at Boston Public Latin School. Bob attended NYU in New York City and was recruited to work in Oak Ridge during...
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Martha Louella Felknor Nichols

October 29, 1924 - November 1, 2012

Martha Louella Felknor Nichols, 88, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Thursday, November 1st at Greenfield Senior Living in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Mrs. Nichols was born on October 29th, 1924 to Edward M. and Love H. Felknor in Morristown. She spent her early years in the Fountain City area of Knoxville and was a graduate of Knoxville's Central High School. She attended the University of...
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James "Jim" H. Murray

December 20, 1947 - October 23, 2012

Mr. James "Jim" H. "Jake" Murray, age 64, of Oak Ridge passed away Tuesday October 23, 2012 at Methodist Medical Center. He was born December 20, 1947 in Fairfield Glade, Alabama to James p. and Margaret Jean Gilmore Murray both now deceased. Mr. Murray was of the Baptist faith and was a veteran of the United States Army serving during the Vietnam War where he received the Vietnam Service Medal,...
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