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Obituaries from Sapulpa Herald, Sapulpa, OK.

March 29th, 1977

Paul Sample Dies Monday

Paul T. Sample, 62, of 5 E. Teel Rd., died unexpectedly Monday night shortly after being taken to St. Francis Hospital, Tulsa. He had a ruptured abdominal artery. Born May 1, 1914, in Sapulpa, he lived here all his life. He retired in 1972 as a forming operator with Liberty Glass Co. after 30 years with the company. Survivors are his widow Mildred, of the home; two sisters, Mrs. Melvina Nichols of Globe, Ariz., and Mrs. Joe Armbish of Rockvale, Colo. Funeral services will be at 2:30 p.m. Thursday in Owen Funeral Chapel with Alvin Penn officiating. Interment will be in Green Hill Memorial Gardens under direction of Owen Funeral Home.

Jay Conley Dies Monday

James F. (Jay) Conley, Sapulpa, died Monday night at Muskogee Veterans Hospital. He was 53. Born Aug. 4, 1923, in Vian, he owned and operated an oil field production and supply company. An Army veteran of World War 2, he was a Baptist and a member of the Elks Lodge. Survivors are his widow, Maxine, of the home; one daughter, Mrs. Reggle (Carolyn) Green of Sapulpa; one son, Mike Conley of Tulsa; his mother, Mrs. Frank Conley of Centralia, Ill., and one sister, Mrs. Doris Cromcans of Centralia, Ill. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Smith Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Bob Thomas officiating. Interment will be in Green Hill Memorial Gardens under direction of Smith Funeral Home.

Myrrh Davis Rites Tuesday

Memorial services for Mrs. Myrrh I. Davis were scheduled at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the First Presbyterian Church Chapel with the Rev. Alvin Brunn officiating. Committal services were to be at Green Hill Mausoleum under direction of Smith Funeral Home.

Services For Holden Set

Funeral services for Mrs. Lorene Marie Holden, of 4828 S. 32nd W. Ave., will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Smith Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Rusty Westerfield officiating. Burial will follow at Green Hill Memorial Gardens under the direction of Smith Funeral Home. Pallbearers will be Jimmy Dean Allen, Bill Redfern, Donald Harrelson, Howard Chapman, John Edwards and John Clement.

(my nephew) DeGraffenreid Rites Tuesday

Services were scheduled at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday for Allen Wayne DeGraffenreid, 9-day-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry DeGraffenreid, 309 S. Maple. The infant died Saturday. The Rev. J. R. Ballard was the officiate in services at Green Hill Memorial Gardens Mausoleum Chapel. Interment was under direction of Owen Funeral Home.

Funeral Held For Bee Smith

Funeral services for Mrs. Bee Goss Smith were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd with Father John C. Powers and Father Glen McCulloch officiating. Burial following in the South Heights Cemetery under the direction of Smith Funeral Home

March 10th, 1988

Graveside services for Mrs. Onor Leona Lambert, 93, Berryhill, were Tuesday at Greenwood Cemetery, Eufaula, Okla., under the direction of Heath Griffith Funeral Service, Tulsa, with the Rev. Tim Turner officiating. Mrs. Lambert died March 5 at Bartlett Memorial Medical Center. She was born April 21, 1894, in Mountain Home, Ark. Survivors include daughters Lessie Cupp of Berryhilll and Betty Godwin of Henryetta; sons Clen and Virgil, both of Oakhurst, Rex of Texarkana, Texas, and Bobby of Sand Springs; sister Lunor Brown of Lepanto, Ark.; brother Ray Tripp of Griffithville, Ark.; 41 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Gwyndola C. Holt, 79, Sapulpa, died Wednesday at Bartlett Memorial medical Center. Services will be 10 a.m. Friday at Summit Park Full Gospel Church, Tulsa, with the Revs. Roy Lee Tolbert and Jack Hayes officiating. Burial Will be at Green Hills Memorial Gardens under the direction of Heath Griffith Funeral Service, Tulsa. She was born Jan. 9, 1908, in Kansas. She was preceded in death by daughter Cora James (listed wrong, should be Jones) and grandson Lewis Cunningham Jr., both in 1986. Survivors include husband Jim; daughter Sybil Cunningham of Tulsa; step-daughters Flora Carr of Tulsa, and Nina Reid, both of Sand Springs, and Laverne Rogers of Hollywood, Calif.; sons Gilbert Ethridge of Oakhurst, and Nathan and William Ethridge , both of Sapulpa; sister Charlene Rielly of Oakley, Calif.; step-son Freeman Holt of Tulsa; and several grandchildren.


Obituaries from Sapulpa Herald, Sapulpa, OK.

March 28th, 1977

Mrs. Rush's Rites Tuesday

Funeral services for Mrs. Amy Thompson Rush, 90, will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in the Owen Funeral Chapel with the Rev. James W. Hardwick officiating. Interment will be in South Heights Cemetery under direction of Owen Funeral Home, with the following pallbearers; William Ryker, Larry Ryker, Billy Ryker, Max Elston, Billy Max Elston and William Lance. The body will lie in state at Owen Funeral Home until 9 a.m. Tuesday and the casket will not be opened at the service.

Myrrh Davis Rites Tuesday

Memorial services are scheduled at 2 p.m. Tuesday for Myrrh Imo Hendryx Davis, who died Saturday after a lengthy illness. She was 89. Mrs. Davis was born October 29, 1888 near Leroy, Ill. She attended college at Weatherford and became a country schoolteacher at the age of 16. Mrs. Davis came to Sapulpa 10 years ago from Vero Beach, Fla. where she was active in the Vero Beach Art Club. She was well known in the area for her work in water colors. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church. Her husband, George B. Davis, preceded her in death in 1950. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Maurice (Georgia) Lampton, 1111 S. Apple, and a son, John M. Davis of Altus. Also surviving are a grandson and six granddaughters. Services will be held at the First Presbyterian Church Chapel with Rev. Alvin Brunn officating. Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arragemens. In lieu of other remembrances the family requests that a donations be made to the First Presbyterian Church Van Fund.

(My nephew) DeGraffenreid Infant Dies

Allen Wayne DeGraffenreid, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry DeGraffenreid, 309 S. Maple, died Saturday at Bartlett Memorial Medical Center where he was born March 17. In addition to the parents survivors include a sister, Angeline Christine of the home; grandparents Mr. and Mrs. W.L. DeGraffenreid of Kiefer and Mrs. Nathan Etheridge of 316 W. Cleveland, Sapulpa; great-grandmother Mrs. Ina DeGraffenreid of Sand Springs; great-great grandparents Mrs. Fannie Raper, 822 N. 14th, Sapulpa and Mr. and Mrs. Jim Holt of Tulsa; and great-great-great grandmother Mrs. Ross T. Baker of Tulsa. Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Green Hill Memorial Gardens Mausoleum Chapel with the Rev. J. R. Ballard officiating. Interment will be under direction of Owen Funeral Home.

Former Sapulpa Resident Dies

Former Sapulpa resident Lorene Marie Holden, of 4828 S. 32 W. Ave., died Saturday in a Tulsa hospital. She was 58. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at Smith Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Rusty Westerfield officiating. Gurial will be in Green Hill Memorial Gardens under Smith Funeral Home. Mrs. Holden was born Aug. 19, 1918 in Jenks. She moved to Tulsa in 1962 after living in Sapulpa for 18 years. She had attended the Linden Street Christian Church. She is survived by her husband George, of the home; two sons, George A. Holden, of Tulsa and Phillip Holden, of Tulsa; one daughter, Mrs. Jim Allen, of Owasso; two brothers, Edgar Harrison, of Beggs and Homer Harrelson, of El Paso, Tex.; one sister, Mrs. Opal Martindale, of Sapulpa and several nieces and nephews.

Bee Goss Smith Rites Tuesday

Funeral services are to be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. for Mrs. Bee Goss Smith, widow of former Sapulpa Mayor Eugene Smith, who died Saturday at the age of 83. Services will be at the Church of the Good Shepherd; Father Glen McColloch and Father John C. Powers will officiate. Interment will follow in South Heights Cemetery under the direction of Smith Funeral Home. The body will lie instate until 9 a.m. Tuesday and the acket will not be opened during the service. Mrs. Smith was born Feb. 16, 1894 in Elgin, Kan. She attended Sedan (Kan.) public schools, Illinois Womens College, Sargent School for Physical Education, Boston University and Harvard University. She was a physical therapist for the army and a one-time school teacher in Osage County. Her husband preceded her in death 20 years ago. Mrs. Smith was a member of Eastern Star, was a Mother Advisor for Rainbow Girls, and honorary life member of the Sapulpa Reading Club and a member of the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd. She is survived by three daughters - Mrs. Georgia Goss Hosley of Edmond, Rosalee Banagan of Brawley, Calif., and Eunice Abbots of Sapulpa - and three sisters - Patsy Yeager and Georgia Harston, both of Midland, Tex., and Laura Thompson of Casper, Wyo. She is also survived by seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Pallbearers will be Dan Odell, Arthur Horsely, Monroe Haifeh, Elmer Neel, B.A. Stunkard Jr., and M.R. Roberts. Honorary bearers are Hazel Huyke, Esther Wilkonson, Lillian Bryant, Faye Winesburg, Mary Margaret May and Laura Mereness. In lieu to other remembrances, friends my contribute to their favorite charity.


DR.PARSONS Dr. Parsons Dies After Brief Illness 1950

Dr. Irving Wheeler Parsons, 62 years old, one of the city's outstanding physicians and surgeons, died at an Everett hospital Wednesday afternoon following a brief illness. Death concluded a career that found him high in the civic and fraternal affairs of the community.

Dr.Parsons was born in Boston April 28, 1881. He was graduated from the college of Physicians and Surgeons in Chicago in 1902 and in 1905 came to Lake Stevens where he practiced three years. Dr.Parsons then removed to Everett where he had practiced continuously, the only exception being his World War 1 service during which he held the rank of lieutenant in the navy's medical branch.

The Pioneer physician and surgeon, in addition to his training in Chicago, had taken post graduate work in the New York Lying-in hospital and had studied in Dublin university in Ireland and in Vienna.

Dr.Parsons at one time served the city of Everett as its health executive and as a member of the school board. He was a fellow in the American College of Surgeons, a member of the Cascade club, past exalted ruler of the Everett lodge of Elks and a past president of the Kiwanis club. He was affiliated with Trinity Episcopal church.

Serving Dr.Parsons are his widow, Mrs. Daphna Parsons of 902 Hoyt avenue; two daughters, Mrs.Carl Calhoun of Sioux Falls, S.D., and Mrs. Charles W. Day of Seattle, and three grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at Purdy & Walters with Rev. Thomas E. Jessett of Trinty Episcopal church officiating. Entombment will be made in View Crest Abbey.


From The Knoxville News Sentinel 30 Nov 1999

CHAPMAN, LOUISE - age 66, of 256 Perkins Ln., Jacksboro, passed away Sunday, November 28, 1999, at Ft. Sanders Hospital in Knoxville. She was a member of Cedar Hill Baptist Church. Mrs. Chapman was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother who enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. Preceded in death by her husband, Lottus Chapman; parents, Roy and Grace Norman Hatmaker; sister, Elizabeth Jane Hatmaker. Mrs. Chapman is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Michael and Jenny Chapman of Doylestown, Pa. and David Chapman of LaFollette; brother and sister-in-law, Bill and Mildred Hatmaker of Caryville; sister, Margaret McEvoy Brown of Jacksboro; and brother-in-law, Ernie E. Brown; three grandchildren, Michael Brian, Crystal Lee, and David Allen Chapman of Doylestown, Pa.; and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral service 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 30, 1999, in Martin's Chapel with Rev. Ronnie Arnold officiating. Interment will be 12 noon Wednesday at Bakers Forge Cemetery. The family will receive friends Tuesday 6-8 p.m. in the chapel of Martin Funeral Home. Martin Funeral Home of LaFollette in charge of arrangements.

JACKSON, ANNA MAE - age 94, of Lake City, passed away Monday, November 29, 1999, at the Methodist Medical Center. She was born July 31, 1905, in Morgan Co., Tenn. Anna was a member of the First Baptist Church of Lake City. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hobert W. Jackson; parents, Thomas J. and Delia Langley Cross; granddaughter, Vicki Lynn Gilbert; brothers, Lee M. Cross and Glen Cross. Survivors: daughter, Jackie Gilbert, Lake City; grandson, Richard Steven Gilbert, Sr.; great-grandson, Richard Steven Gilbert, Jr. Visitation 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, November 30, 1999, at Cox-Martin Funeral Home. Funeral service 8 p.m. Tuesday, November 30, 1999, in the Cox-Martin Chapel with Rev. Brian Courtney officiating. Interment 11 a.m. Wednesday, December 1, 1999, at the Estes Cemetery, Coalfield, Tenn. Cox-Martin Funeral Home in charge of all arrangements.


From The Knoxville News Sentinel 21 Nov 1999

DODSON, GLADYS J. - of Oak Ridge, passed away November 20, 1999, at Life Care Health Care of Wartburg. Survived by son and daughter-in-law, Victor and Linda Dodson of Oak Ridge; daughter, Joan Ryder of Tallahassee, Fla.; grandchildren, James Haston Dodson II and wife, Laura of Knoxville and Derrick B. Dodson of Washington D.C.; great-grandchildren, Sarah Victoria Dodson and Andrew James Dodson; sister, Winzel Shockley of Oak Ridge; several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends 6:30-8 p.m. Monday at McCarty Martin's Chapel with the service to follow at 8 p.m., Rev. Perry Duncan officiating. Family and friends will meet at 10:45 a.m. Tuesday at Oak Ridge Memorial Park for an 11 a.m. graveside service. Arrangements by McCarty-Martin Oak Ridge Funeral Home.

TEAGUE, LOTTIE BRANTLEY - 91, of Barbourville, Ky., formerly of Oak Ridge, passed away Saturday morning, Nov. 20, 1999, in the Knox Co. Hospital in Barbourville. She was a homemaker and a member of the Central Baptist Church in Oak Ridge. She united in marriage with Elbert Teague on July 3, 1926, and to this union three children were born. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by husband, Elbert on August 19, 1981; and two daughters, Fontella Scott and Colleen Pierce. Survivors include: son and daughter-in-law, Dan C. and Norma Beaty Teague of Knoxville; sons-in-law, B. Stanley Scott of Nashville and Roy J. Pierce of McMinnville; sisters and brothers-in-law, Dora and Paul Hill of Roanoke, Va., Ruth and Wallace Stovall of Roanoke, Va. and Ann and Clarence Cooper of Florida; 10 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; among other loved ones and dear friends who mourn her passing. Graveside service will be Tuesday, November 23, at 1 p.m. in the Oak Ridge Memorial Park with Rev. Len Teague and Rev. Tim Teague officiating. Casketbearers will be Len Teague, Tim Teauge, Ben Scott, Roy J. Pierce, Jim Pierce, Bill Vickers, George Herbert, and Freddie Hoover. Contributions are suggested to the First Baptist Church, 201 North Main St., Barbourville, KY 40906. Friends may call at the Knox Funeral Home in Barbourville Sunday from 4-7 p.m. and on Monday at the McCarty-Martin Funeral Home, Oak Ridge from 6-8 p.m.


From The Knoxville News Sentinel 14 Nov 1999

DAVIS, GOLDIE MARIE - age 72, of Clinton, passed away Friday, Nov. 12, 1999, at the Mariner Health Care of Norris. Goldie loved to garden and belonged to the Communications Workers of America, The Pioneer Club of America, and the Quilting Circle. She enjoyed time with her church friends and beloved neighbors. Mrs. Davis is preceded in death by a son, James Aaron Page; grandson, Jonathon Shadrix. She is survived by two sons, Joseph Davis and Gloria of Somerset, Ky., Paul Martinez and Elizabeth of Texas; daughter, Sarah Shadrix and husband, Barry of Tucker, Ga.; six grandchildren, Bradly, Jacob, Nicole, Jessica, Sierra, Tessa. She was a member of Clinton Church of Christ. The family will receive friends from 1:30-2:30 Sunday, Nov. 14, 1999, at the Anderson County Funeral Home in Clinton with the funeral following with the Rev. Gary Jones. Interment Sunset Cemetery, Clinton. Anderson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

MILLS, MARVIN WALKER - age 85, a long-time Oak Ridge resident since 1944 and a retired Union Carbide manager died Thursday, November 11 at his home following a lengthy battle with cancer. With Union Carbide, he was Manager of Nuclear Division Payroll located at K-25. Prior to his employment with Union Carbide, he worked for US Steel in Lynch, Ky. Mr. Mills was born October 16, 1914 in Clay County, Ky. He played basketball at Berea Academy graduating from Berea College in 1938. He was a Kentucky "Colonel," long time member of Oak Ridge Country Club where he was an avid golfer. He was a member of East Tennessee Seniors Golf Association. He was also a member of the Elks Club and 1st Presbyterian Church of Oak Ridge. Mr. Mills is survived by his wife of 17 years, Bobbie, and two children, Jack and Doug from his late wife, Jean. Jack and his wife Trish live in Bangkok, Thailand where he is an executive with Procter and Gamble, Asia. Doug and his wife Ginny live in Birmingham, Ala. where he is President of Central Leasing of Birmingham. He is also survived by his stepson, Joe Robinson and his wife Tina. They have two children, Josh and Mackenzi of Knoxville. Joe is a manager with Procter & Gamble. In addition to his wife and sons, he is survived by 3 sisters and their husbands, Fay and Charley Hale of Oak Ridge, Glenna and George Smith of Richmond, Va., and Jewel and Charles Eskew of Nashville; 2 brothers, Kermit of Lexington, Ky. and Moss and his wife Jean of Roswell, N.M. Grandchildren include Brient and Brad Mills of Knoxville, and Grace, Walker, Mark and John Mills of Birmingham, Ala. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Funeral will be Sunday, November 14 at 5 p.m. in the chapel of Weatherford Mortuary with Rev Dwyn Mounger officiating. Graveside services will be held Monday, November 15 at 11 a.m. at Oak Ridge Memorial Park with the grandchildren acting as honorary pallbearers. The family requests that memorial donations be made in memory of Mr. Mills to Covenant Hospice, 700 S. Illinois Ave. Suite A-202, Oak Ridge, TN 37830. The family will receive friends on Sunday, November 14 from 3-5 p.m. at Weatherford Mortuary, Oak Ridge.

WALKER, ANNE BAGLEY BRIDGEFORTH - 82, Oak Ridge, died Nov. 12, 1999, at the Methodist Medical Center. A loyal member of Kern Memorial United Methodist Church. Preceded in death by brother, William A. Bridgeforth, Johnson City. Survivors: daughter, Nancy H. Knapstein and husband, Tom, Brunswick, Ga.; sons, Robert Lee (Bob) Walker II and wife, Chris, Edgewater, Fla., Clay A. Walker and fiancee, Pam Hanna, Knoxville; grandchildren, Kristopher Shawn (Kris) Snyder, Kenner, La., Robert Lee Walker III and Autumn Walker, Edgewater, Fla.; many nieces and nephews; a wealth of wonderful friends. A memorial service will be held on Monday 7 p.m. at Kern Memorial United Methodist Church with Rev. Mark Flynn officiating. Memorials may be made to Kern United Methodist Church, 451 E. Tennessee Ave., Oak Ridge, TN 37830. The family will receive friends Monday 6-7 p.m. prior to the service at the church. Weatherford Mortuary, Oak Ridge, in charge of arrangements.


From The Knoxville News Sentinel 13 Nov 1999

DAY, MACK - age 42, of LaFollette, passed away Thursday, November 11, at his home. Preceded in death by grandparents, John & Steela Day & Harvey & Maggie Lynch. He was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church & Indian River Archery Club. Survivors: wife, Sandra Day, daughter & son-in-law, Shay & Jeff Partin; parents, John & Della Day; brother, Johnny Day; sisters, Sharrion Bruce, all of LaFollette. Funeral service 2 p.m. Sunday Bethlehem Baptist Church. Rev. Bill Braden, Rev. Carl Edwards officiating. Interment: Jones Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Bethlehem Baptist Church, Mack Day Memorial Fund. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Saturday at Cross Funeral Home. Arrangements by Cross Funeral Home.

MILLS, MARVIN WALKER - age 85, a long-time Oak Ridge resident since 1944 and a retired Union Carbide manager died Thursday, November 11 at his home following a lengthy battle with cancer. With Union Carbide, he was Manager of Nuclear Division Payroll located at K-25. Prior to his employment with Union Carbide, he worked for US Steel in Lynch, Ky. Mr. Mills was born October 16, 1914 in Clay County, Ky. He played basketball at Berea Academy graduating from Berea College in 1938. He was a Kentucky "Colonel," long time member of Oak Ridge Country Club where he was an avid golfer. He was a member of East Tennessee Seniors Golf Association. He was also a member of the Elks Club and 1st Presbyterian Church of Oak Ridge. Mr. Mills is survived by his wife of 17 years, Bobbie, and two children, Jack and Doug from his late wife, Jean. Jack and his wife Trish live in Bangkok, Thailand where he is an executive with Procter and Gamble, Asia. Doug and his wife Ginny live in Birmingham, Ala. where he is President of Central Leasing of Birmingham. He is also survived by his stepson, Joe Robinson and his wife Tina. They have two children, Josh and Mackenzi of Knoxville. Joe is a manager with Procter & Gamble. In addition to his wife and sons, he is survived by 3 sisters and their husbands, Fay and Charley Hale of Oak Ridge, Glenna and George Smith of Richmond, Va., and Jewel and Charles Eskew of Nashville; 2 brothers, Kermit of Lexington, Ky. and Moss and his wife Jean of Roswell, N.M. Grandchildren include Brient and Brad Mills of Knoxville, and Grace, Walker, Mark and John Mills of Birmingham, Ala. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Funeral will be Sunday, November 14 at 5 p.m. in the chapel of Weatherford Mortuary with Rev Dwyn Mounger officiating. Graveside services will be held Monday, November 15 at 11 a.m. at Oak Ridge Memorial Park with the grandchildren acting as honorary pallbearers. The family requests that memorial donations be made in memory of Mr. Mills to Covenant Hospice, 700 S. Illinois Ave. Suite A-202, Oak Ridge, TN 37830. The family will receive friends on Sunday, November 14 from 3-5 p.m. at Weatherford Mortuary, Oak Ridge.

STRATTON, MR. JAMES L. - age 92, of LaFollette, passed away Wednesday, November 10, 1999 at LaFollette Nursing Home. He was born May 23, 1907. He was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in LaFollette and a retired carpenter and avid gardener. Mr. Stratton was preceded in death by his parents, Lytt and Martha Brown Stratton; sisters, Bertha Martinat, Luola Hufham, Fannie Sheffield, and Carrie Stratton; and brother, John Stratton. Survivors: wife of 66 years, Rainey Lobertini Stratton; son, Jimmy Stratton and wife Jean; daughter, Martha Ann Laxton and husband Gary, all of LaFollette; grandchildren, Steve and Barry Stratton, Lee Ann Sharp, Scott Laxton, and Amy Rutherford; eight great grandchildren; several other relatives and friends. Funeral Mass Saturday 11 a.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church with Father Greg Neuzil officiating. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 10-11 a.m. Saturday before funeral mass at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church. Walters Funeral Home, LaFollette, in charge of arrangements.


From The LaFollette Press 11 Nov 1999

KENNETH VINCENT "KV" BRANDENBURG, 60, of the Pittman Center Community of Sevierville, died Wednesday, November 3 at Ft. Sanders Regional Medical Center in Knoxville. He was retired from the United States Navy and worked for the city of Gatlinburg. Mr. Brandenburg was preceded in death by; parents, Edd and Rutha Brandenburg. Survivors include; wife, Sherry Franklin Brandenburg. Cremation services were held. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or your favorite charity. Arrangements by Atchley Funeral Home of Sevierville.

LEEDLE CARROLL , 60, of Salem, Virginia, formerly of Shrewbury, New Jersey, died Thursday, November 4. She was a 1957 graduate of Lake City High School, and was retired from the Civil Service Department of the United States Army. Ms. Carroll was preceded in death by; parents, Wayne and Polly Carroll. Funeral services were held Sunday, November 7 at Free Communion Church, Charley's Branch, Tennessee. Interment followed in Phillips Cemetery, Rosedale, Tennessee. In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Good Samaritan Hospice or the MDA. Local arrangements handled by Lotz Salem Chapel. Cox-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

ADA M. FARRIS, 85, of Jellico, died Sunday, October 31 at University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville. She was preceded in death b; parents, Frank and Maggie Stephens Greenlee; husband, John Farris. Funeral services were held Saturday, November 6 at the Cox & Son Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jerome Walden officiating. Interment followed in the Greenwood Cemetery, Jellico.

RALPH E. "Dean" GOINS, 69, died Tuesday, November 9 at Wilson Memorial Hospital in Sidney, Ohio. He was preceded in death by; parents, Thed and Phoebe Goins. Survivors include; wife, Nellie Ford Goins. Funeral services will be held today (Thursday) , November 11 at Sidney Baptist Church. Interment will follow in Cedar Point Cemetery. Cromes Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

ROY GOTHARD, 83, of Habersham, died Monday, November 1 at the family residence. He was a retired coal miner. He was preceded in death by; parents, Thomas Jefferson and Matilda Freels Gothard; wife, Thelma Mae Branam. Funeral services were held Wednesday, November 3 at the Cox & Son Funeral Home Chapel with Rev, Donald Allen, Rev. Bill Gaylor, and Rev. Clyde Davis officiating. interment followed in the Odd Fellow Cemetery.

CHARLES TODD JERRRI3ES, 22, of Hamilton, Ohio, formerly of LaFollette, died Tuesday, November 2. Survivors include; parents, Thomas L. and Alma Wright Jeffries of Hamilton, Ohio; grandfather, Charles F. Jeffries of Jacksboro. Funeral services were held at Kowalk Funeral Home-Rose Hill Chapel in Hamilton on Saturday, November 6. Interment followed in Rose Hill Burial Park.

BERTIE ALLEN LAY, 71, of Jacksboro, died Friday, November 5 at Methodist Medical Center in Oak Ridge. She was preceded in death by; first husband; Rev. Walter Allen; parents, Ben and Mary Pike Overbay. Survivors include; husband, Ovia Lay. Funeral services were held Sunday, November 7 in Cross Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Tommy Reece, Rev. Don Allen, and Rev. Robert Adkins officiating. Interment followed Monday, November 8 in Queener Cemetery, Caryville.

LOREN L. LAY, 86, of Pioneer, died Tuesday, November 2 at the LaFollette Nursing Home. He was a United States Army Veteran of World War II, and he received the European African middle Eastern Service Medal with 4 Bronze Stars and the Good Conduct Medal. Mr. Lay was preceded in death by; parents, Lorenzo and Julia Ann Freels Lay. Survivors include; wife, Maggie Lay. Funeral services were held Friday, November 5 in Martin Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Asbury Byrd officiating. Interment followed Saturday, November 6 in Warren Memorial Gardens with the Campbell County Honor Guard in charge of graveside services.

GLADYS LOWE, 76, of Ypsilanti, Michigan, died Tuesday, November 2 at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital. She was a member of the UAW, and retired from Chrysler Corporation. She was preceded in death by; husband, Arnold Lowe; parents, William and Ella York Lay. Funeral services were held Friday, November 5 in Martin's Funeral Home Chapel, LaFollette with Rev. Asbury Byrd officiating. Interment followed in Valley View Cemetery.

ERVIN PATTERSON, 74, of LaFollette, died Monday, November 8 at the Methodist Medical Center. He was a member of the UMWA, a member of the Black Diamond Lodge #0625, and a member of the Eastern Star Sunrise #364. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Mr. Patterson was preceded in death by; parents, Nickey and Cora Patterson. He is survived by; wife, Bernice Phillips Patterson. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, November 12 in The Cox-Martin Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Edwin Phillips, Rev. Don Daugherty, Rev. Bob Rose, and Rev. Ralph Wilson officiating. Interment will follow in the Anderson Memorial Gardens with Full Military Honors.

RAY HASKEL SNOW, 84, of Lake City, died Monday, November 8 at the Lake City Health Care Center. Mr. Snow was preceded in death by; parents, Walter and Nina Snow; wife, Marie Perry Snow. Funeral services were held Tuesday, November 9 in the Cox-Martin Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Rick Teague officiating. Interment followed Wednesday, November 10 in the Sunset Cemetery.

JERRY G. STRONG, 48, of LaFollette, died Thursday, November 4 at his home. He was preceded in death by; parents, George and Ruth Patterson Strong. Survivors include; grandmother, Edith Strong of Lake City. Funeral services were held Saturday, November 6 in Martin Funeral Home Chapel with Min. Steven Law and Bro. Carl Bradshaw officiating. Interment followed in Leach Cemetery.


From The Knoxville News Sentinel 12 Nov 1999

ANGELE, GUSTAVE JOHN, SR. - age 93, of Oak Ridge, died Wednesday, November 4, 1999 at the Methodist Medical Center. Retired Civil Engineer/ Union Carbide Corp-Y-12. Member of Grace Lutheran Church, Faith Masonic Lodge #756, Order of the Eastern Star #390, Order of the Amaranth, Atomic Lodge #6, Oak Ridge Power Squadron, ASCE, AWWA, ABPA, and the Tennessee Professional Engineers. Survived by: son, Gustave J. Angele, Jr., and his wife Jeannie P. Angele of Jasper; grandchildren, Suzanne E. Angele and John T. Angele; dear friend, Mildred Lail of Oak Ridge. A memorial service will be held Sunday, November 14, 1999 at 4:30 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church with Pastor Stephen Damos and Pastor Harry Lorenz officiating. Memorials may be made to the Grace Lutheran Church Building Fund, 131 W. Gettysburg, Oak Ridge, TN 37830. The family will receive friends at the church on Sunday from 4-4:30 p.m. Weatherford Mortuary in charge of local arrangements.

JONES, CARLEN GORDON - age 65, of Oak Ridge, died Wednesday, November 10, 1999 at his home from lung cancer. Retired from Martin Marietta Energy Systems. Member of First United Methodist Church, American Chemical Society, Kiwanis Club of Oak Ridge, Faith Masonic Lodge #756, Oak Ridge Sportsman's Club, Oak Ridge Dance Club, Tennesee Colonel and Kentucky Colonel. Survived by wife of 41 years, Jean Granstaff Jones; daughter, Beverly Jones Monahan and husband Gerald of San Bernardino, Calif.; brothers, Albert Wade Jones and wife Betty Ann of Signal Mountain, Dr. Robert Sidney Jones and wife Jeannie of Bluffton, S.C.; grandchildren, Denise Jean Monahan and Jeremy Hoyt Monahan of San Bernardino, Calif.; several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Preceded in death by son, Kenneth Gordon Jones, 11-9-97. Funeral services are Sunday, November 14, 1999 at 3 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church with Rev. Ken Henderlight officiating. Burial to follow in Oak Ridge Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, PO Box 4669, Oak Ridge, TN 37830; The Wellness Community, 1844 Terrace Ave., Knoxville, TN or the American Cancer Society, c/o Lee Costanzo, 103 Case Lane, Oak Ridge, TN 37830. The family will receive friends on Sunday at the church from 1-3 p.m. Weatherford Mortuary of Oak Ridge in charge of the arrangements.

REYNOLDS, JESSIE MAE - age 84, of the Hillvale community, went to be with her Heavenly Father on Wednesday, November 10, 1999. She was a Charter member of Hillvale Baptist Church. She was a member of the Hillvale Home Demonstration Club. Jessie loved sewing and gardening. Preceded in death by husband, Earnest Eugene Reynolds. Born May 21, 1915 in Anderson County. Survivors: daughter, Norma Walker & husband, Jackie of Andersonville; sons, Don Reynolds & wife, Susie of Bristol, Jerry Reynolds & wife, Jane of Andersonville; grandchildren, Donnie Reynolds of Atlanta, Georgia, Judd Reynolds of Bristol, Renee Hunley of Andersonville, Jacque Drake of Nashville, Amy Noe of Smyra, Georgia, Julie Walker of Cookville, Shane Reynolds of Murfreesboro, Gary Reynolds of Knoxville; great granddaughters, Brooke & Brittney Hunley of Andersonville; several nieces, nephews and a host of friends. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Friday November 12, 1999 at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton. Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, November 13, 1999 in the chapel of Holley-Gamble Funeral Home with Rev. Mark Keith officiating. Interment will follow in Hillvale Cemetery. Holley-Gamble Funeral Home of Clinton in charge of all arrangements.

SHARP, JOHN CONDRA - age 73, of LaFollette, passed away Thursday, November 11, at LaFollette Medical Center. He was a member of LaFollette United Methodist Church. Preceded in death by parents, John & Bessie Sharp. U.S. Navy Veteran. Survivors: wife, Dorothy Elliott Sharp of LaFollette; son, Jeffrey C. Sharp of Kettering, Ohio; daughter & son-in-law, Gayle A. & Jim Soard of Thelma, Ky.; grandchildren, Barbie & Andy Soard, Sarah & Jonathan Sharp; sisters, June Ellison of LaFollette, Ellis Carden of Richmond, Ky. Funeral service 2 p.m. Saturday Cross Funeral Chapel. Rev. Tommy Lynch officiating. Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends 1-2 p.m. Saturday at Cross Funeral Home.

STRATTON, MR. JAMES L. - age 92, of LaFollette, passed away Wednesday, November 10, 1999 at LaFollette Nursing Home. He was born May 23, 1907. He was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in LaFollette and a retired carpenter and avid gardener. Mr. Stratton was preceded in death by his parents, Lyll and Martha Brown Stratton; sisters, Bertha Martinat, Luola Hufman, Fannie Sheffield, and Carrie Stratton; brother, John Stratton. Survivors: wife of 66 years, Rainey Lobertini Stratton; son, Jimmy Stratton and wife Jean; daughter, Laxton and husband Gary, all of LaFollette; grandchildren, Steve and Barry Stratton, Lee Ann Sharp, Scott Laxton, and Amy Rutherford; eight great grandchildren; several other relatives and friends. Funeral mass Saturday 11 a.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church with Father Greg Neuzil officiating. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 10-11 a.m. Saturday before funeral mass at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church. Walters Funeral Home, LaFollette, in charge of arrangements.

WEBB, MAIDIE - age 97, of LaFollette, passed away early Thursday, November 11, at LaFollette Nursing Home. She was a member of Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church. Preceded in death by husbands, Harve McFarland & Elmer Webb; daughters, Patsy Carson, infant Alice; sons, Harvey & Jimmy McFarland. Survivors: daughter, Marie Moses of LaFollette; sons and daughters-in-law, George & Correna McFarland of LaFollette, Charles & Louise McFarland of Ft. Walton Beach, Fla.; 9 grandchildren; several great grandchildren. Funeral service 8 p.m. Friday Cross Funeral Chapel. The Rev. Boyd R. Carson, Rev. Ronnie Freeman officiating. Interment 10 a.m. Saturday Pleasant Ridge Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Friday at Cross Funeral Home. Arrangements by Cross Funeral Home.


From The Knoxville News Sentinel 10 Nov 1999

MUENZER, DOROTHY - formerly of Oak Ridge, died Sunday, November 7, in Chapel Hill, NC following a brief illness. She was 88. Her husband, Walter J. Muenzer, preceded her in death. Survivors include daughter Ellie Tucker and husband, Lanny of Chapel Hill, NC.; son, Ron Muenzer and wife Verda of Oak Ridge; son, Bill Muenzer and Wife Shelia of Knoxville; eight grandchildren and one great grandchild. Private burial will be at the Oak Ridge Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Lisa Tucker Memorial Scholarship Fund, ASU Foundation, P.O. Box 32064, Boone, NC. 28608.

LANE, MARGARET RUTH LANE - age 78, of Clinton, passed away Monday, November 8, 1999 at the Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge. She was a member of Clinton First Baptist Church. Margaret retired from Clinton Courier News where she had worked as a secretary. Preceded in death by parents, Ellis & Lela Mallicoat Goddard. Survivors: husband of 56 years, Bill Lane of Clinton, part owner & operator of Hoskins Drug Store #1 on Market Street in Clinton; son, Chris Lane & wife, Elaine of Vinton, Virginia; granddaughters, Brittany & Annie Lane of Vinton, Virginia; sister, Blanche Long of Clinton; several nieces, nephews and a host of friends. The family will receive friends from 7:00-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 10, 1999 at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton with funeral service following at 8:30 p.m. n the chapel with Rev. Terry Baker officiating. Interment will be held 10:30 a.m., Thursday, November 11, 1999 at Sunset Cemetery. Holly-Gamble Funeral Home of Clinton in charge of all arrangements.

PATTERSON, ERVIN - age 74, of LaFollette, passed away Monday, November 8, 1999, at the Methodist Medical Center. He was born September 7, 1925, in Anderson Co., Tenn. Ervin was a loving husband and father. He was a member and deacon of the Tuppertown Baptist Church of Oliver Springs, Tenn. He loved gardening, fishing and watching football. He was a member of the UMWA. He was a retiree of the Consolidated Coal Co., where he worked for 37 years. He was an Army Veteran of WWII. He was a member of the Black Diamond Lodge #0625 of Petros. He was also a member of the Easter Star Sunrise #364 of Petros. Ervin is preceded in death by his parents, Nickey and Cora Patterson; son, Junior Ray Patterson; brother, Arthur Patterson; sisters, Lillie Mae Bunch, Stella Moore, and Virgie Teddar. Survivors: wife of 49 years, Bernice Phillips Patterson, LaFollette, Tenn.; sons and daughters-in-law, James and Pearlene Patterson, Oliver Springs, Benny and Annette Patterson, Cedarbluff, Va.; daughter and son-in-law, Shenia and Kenneth Farmer, LaFollette; grandchildren, Jamie Patterson, Christy Patterson, Benji Patterson, Jason Patterson, Bradley Farmer; brother, Elmer Patterson, Briceville; sister, Ruth Webb, Harriman; several nieces, nephews, and many friends. Visitation 6-9 p.m. Thursday, November 11, 1999, at Cox-Martin Funeral Home. Funeral service 2 p.m. Friday, November 12, 1999, in the Cox-Martin Chapel with the Rev. Edwin Phillips, Rev. Don Daugherty, Rev. Bob Rose, Rev. Ralph Wilson officiating. Interment to follow the funeral service at the Anderson Memorial Gardens with full military honors. Cox-Martin Funeral Home in charge of all arrangements.


BETTY HAMM ELLERBEE Bluffton, SC-- Betty Hamm Ellerbee, 53, Bluffton, formerly of Savannah, died Friday, Nov. 5, 1999 at her residence after an extended illness. She was a graduate of Hershel V Jenkins High School and Georgia Southern College. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Centerville and had moved to Bluffton earlier this year. Her father, Woodrow Hamm, preceded her in death. She is survived by a daughter, Christy Ellerbee Moseley, Brunswick; a son Clay Howard Elerbee, Warner Robbins; mother Nina Howard Hamm, Savannah; two brothers, Jim Auld, Bluffton; and Dr. Harry Hamm, Valdosta. Funeral services will be held at 1p.m. Monday in the chapel of Hubert C Baker Funeral Home-Hodgson Memorial Chapel. Burial will be in Hillcrest Abbey Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 5-8 tonight at Hubert C Baker Funeral Home-Hodgson Memorial Chapel. Remembrances may be made to American Hospice Care, 41 Goethe Road, Suite D, Bluffton, SC 29910. (Hubert C Baker Funeral Home)
From The Knoxville News sentinel 8 Nov 1999

DRISKELL, JAMES E. - age 66, passed away Saturday, November 6, 1999 at his home in Clinton. He had been in poor health for several years. He was in the National Guard and served on active duty from 1950 until 1952. He worked as a bail bondsman in Clinton and as a machinist for Union Carbide in Oak Ridge until his retirement. He was an avid sportsman and enjoyed hunting and fishing with his friends. He is preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Ella Driskill; sisters, Dorothy Driskill Conn, Catherine Driskill Smith; and special friend, Betty Lynn Hendrickson. Survivors include sister, Helen Driskill of Clinton; brother Bill and wife Joyce Driskill of Maryville; niece Carol D. Law of Maryville; nephew, David Driskill of Dallas, Ga.; and special friend, Joe Moore of Clinton. Funeral service will be Tuesday, November 9, 1999 at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton with the Rev. Joe Bridges officiating. Burial will be in the George Jones Memorial Baptist Church Cemetery in the Wheat Community in Roane County. Family will receive friends from 1-2 p.m. Tuesday at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton.


The Miltonvale Record, Th. 21 Aug 1913

Mrs. Chas. Clark

Diana Cavender was born in Nashville, Tennesee, March 17, 1839, and passed from this life August 13, 1913, aged 74 years, 4 months, and 20 days. After living in Nashville, Tenn., Eden, Illinois, and Bloomfield, Iowa, she was married to Charles Clark in 1855. To this union were born ten children. Two of these died in infancy. Three sons and five daughters, with a number of grandchildren survive her. She with her husband (whom we assisted to bury 29 years ago last February 29.) were members of the Christian Church, having joined in Iowa in early life. Funeral services were held from the Church of Christ, Miltonvale August 14, conducted by Elder H.E. Ballou. Scripture used, Job, 5:17-27 and psalm 116:15

"Tell me, my secret soul, O, tell me, Hope and faith. Is there no resting place for sorrow, sin and death? Is there no happy spot, Where mortals may be blest; Where grief may find a balm, and weariness a rest? Faith, Hope and Love, best boon to mortals given, Waved their bright wings, and whispered, Yes -- In Heaven!"

The Miltonvale Record, Th. 11 Nov. 1948

George A. Clarke

George Albert Clarke, son of Charles and Deanna Clarke, was born March 10, 1871 at Independence, Missouri, and passed from this life November 3, 1948 at Ontario, California. He attained the age of 77 years, 7 months and 23 days.

He was married to Nettie Sheely June 21, 1897 at Minneapolis, Kansas. To this union were born two sons: Lawrence Kenneth who preceded him in death, and Harvey D. of Ontario, Calif.

He was a member of the Christian Church at Miltonvale, Kans.. He spent his life working for the Santa Fe Railroad and had been retired ten years at the time of his death.

He is survived by his wife of Ontario, Calif.; his son Harvey of Ontario, Calif.; five sisters, Mary, Rosie, Laura, Bertha and Nora; seven grandchildren, James, Kenneth and Donald Dee of Red Oak, Iowa, Bobby of Creston, Iowa, John of Guam, and Dane of Pittsburg, California, and Alice La Rene of Ontario, California; and five great grandchildren. He leaves also a host of friends. He will be remembered as a patient, thoughtful husband, a kind father and a good friend.

Funeral services were held at the Miltonvale Christian Church, Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock in charge of the pastor, Lloyd Taylor. Music was provided by the College male quartet. Burial was in Miltonvale Cemetery.

Here For Funeral

Relatives here for the funeral of George Clarke Monday were: Mrs. Josephine Clarke, Mr. and Mrs. James Clarke, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Clarke, Donald Clarke, and Mrs. John Clarke, Red Oak, Iowa; Mr. and Mrs. Bob Clarke, Crescent, Iowa; Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Clarke, Ontario, California; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Sheely, Richmond, Nebr.; Wayne Sheely, Salina; Mr. and Mrs. Bill Dewey, Culver; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Henderson, Mr. and Mrs. Abraham Sheely and Sime Sheely, Minneapolis; Mr and Mrs. Sterlie Blacka nd John, and Mr. and Mrs. Junior Knitter, Clay Center; Mr. and Mrs. Lowell States, Mr. and Mrs. Art Greenwood and Betty, Industry; Mr. and Mrs. Harold Black and family, Salina; Mr.and Mrs. Leonard Black, Solomon and Mrs. Robert Wenger, Concordia.


Pike County Democrat 26 June 1908 - Philip Catt died at his home in the west end this morning about 6 o'clock after an illness of long duration. Mr. Catt has been suffering from dropsy of the heart and a complication of internal diseases for a number of years. He leaves a wife and four children to mourn his death. At the time of his death Mr. Catt was sixty-one years old. The children are James, thomas R, and Benjamin H. Catt, who live here and Mrs. Grant Cook of Petersburg. The family has lived here for about two years, coming here from Petersburg. The body of Mr. Catt will be taken to Petersburg on the 8:47 E. & I. train tomight. The funeral will be at the Pleasant Hill church near Petersburg and burial will be in the Catt cemetery.----Washington Democrat (This had been a news item in the Washington paper and the Pike Co. paper picked it up and reprinted it in their paper.)

Pike County Democrat 3 July 1908 - A large number of relatives and friends gathered at the home of John B. Catt, near the Odel school house in clay township, last Sunday morning with well-filled baskets, to help celebrate the 71st birthday anniversary of Mrs. Catt, one of the best ladies of that township. At the noon hour a splendid dinner was served to all those present. the day was pleasantly spent and the guests departed for their homes, wishing Mrs. Catt many more such happy anniversaries. those of this place who attended were Perry, Simon and Lawrence Loveless and Miss May Loveless.


Pike County Democrat 3 July 1908 - On last Saturday morning the death angel made its appearance at the home of A. J. Loveless and removed from its midst Miss Winnie M. Loveless, after a week's suffering from stroke of paralysis. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Loveless, who preceeded her to the golden shore several years ago; she was born February 27, 1854, being 54 years, 3 months and 16 days old at the time of her death. the deceased leaves two brothers, George W. and Andrew J. Loveless, and a number of relatives and a host of friends. She was a most highly respected lady of htis community. She professed religion and joined the Regular Baptist church at Bethel several years ago, and lived the life of a faithful christian up to the time of her death. The funeral services were held at the Bethel church on Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. J. W. Richardson conducting the same; the large church building being filled. Beneath the green sod of Popular Grove cemetery her body was gently laid to rest.