Mary Magdalene Rhea
Clear Branch Baptist member
Mary Magdalene Rhea, 78, of Lake City, died Saturday, Feb. 27, 1999, at her home.
Mrs. Rhea was a member of Clear Branch Baptist Church in Lake City and was active in various church activities, including teaching Sunday school.
In earlier years, she had worked at the Oak Ridge Y-12 Plant and in Georgia as a welder.
She was born in Lake City on Aug. 8, 1920, the daughter of William Edward and Mattie Davis Andrews.
Mrs. Rhea is survived by her husband, John Wesley Rhea; three daughters, Mickie R. McBee of Oak Ridge, Sandra K. Rhea of Lake City and Annette R. Prewitt and her husband, Marvin, of Clinton; two grandsons, Scott McBee of Oak Ridge and Bobby Prewitt of Clinton; and by several nieces and nephews.
Two brothers and a sister, Earl Andrews, Floyd Andrews and Katherine Stansberry, died earlier.
The funeral will be held at 8 tonight, March 1, in the chapel of Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Lake City with the Rev. George DeLozier officiating.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 2, at Leach Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight at the funeral home.
The family requests any memorials be in the form of donations to Covenant Home Health Hospice, 183 Lafayette Drive, Oak Ridge, TN 37830.
George E. Dabney
George E. Dabney, 79, of Clinton, died Saturday, Feb. 27, 1999, at Fort Sanders Parkwest Medical Center in Knoxville.
Mr. Dabney is survived by his wife, Sue Jeffries Dabney; his daughter, Rebecca Sue Hawkins of Clinton; and three sons, Ray Bailey and his wife, Cheryl, George Marshall Dabney and his wife, Carol, all of Clinton, and Charles Edward Dabney and his wife, Melinda, of Rainbow City, Ala.
He is also survived by two sisters, Ina Lou "Ann" Gilliam of Reno, Nev., and Rainey Faye Broyle and her husband, Barney, of Muncie, Ind.; six brothers, C.B. "Ben" Dabney and his wife, Mildred, and Jack Dabney and his wife, Helen, all of Sandusky, Ohio, O.L. Dabney and his wife, Rema, and Paul Dabney and his wife, Reda, all of Clinton, Elmer Owen Dabney and his wife, Mary, of Memphis, and Joseph Michael Dabney and his wife, Barbara, of Mountain View, Ark.; and six grandchildren.
The funeral was held Sunday night, Feb. 28, in the chapel of Cox-Martin Funeral Home in Lake City with the Rev. Don Martin officiating.
A graveside service was to be held at 11 this morning, March 1, at McCarty Woodhaven Memorial Gardens in Claxton.
The family requests any memorials be in the form of donations to Main Street Baptist Church, P.O. Box 405, Lake City, TN 37769, or to a charity of the donor's choice.
Stella M. Murray
Stella M. Murray, 85, of Clinton, died Saturday, Feb. 27, 1999, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.
Mrs. Murray is survived by her son, Bonnell Sexton and his wife, Shelby, of Lake City; her sister, Stacie Hammock of Clinton; her brother, Eugene Craig and his wife, Jerline, also of Clinton; and three grandchildren.
The funeral will be held at 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 2, in the chapel of Anderson County Funeral Home in Clinton with the Rev. Roger Nance officiating.
A graveside service will be held at noon Wednesday, March 3, at Sinking Springs Methodist Church Cemetery in Clinton.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Richard Wingate Dehoney Jr.
Retired chemical engineer
Richard Wingate Dehoney Jr., 84, of Oak Ridge, died Thursday, Feb. 25, 1999, at Briarcliff Health Care Center.
Mr. Dehoney was retired from Union Carbide Nuclear Division as a senior chemical engineer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
He was born in Frankfort, Ky., on July 13, 1914, the son of Lillie Weisenberger and Richard W. Dehoney Sr. He received a master's degree in chemical engineering from the University of Louisville's Speed School.
Mr. Dehoney was a 50-year member of the American Chemical Society as well as a 50-year member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. His past memberships include the Oak Ridge County Club and Toastmasters.
His hobbies were working on cars and playing golf.
He is survived by his wife, Marion Hubbell Dehoney; two sons, Michael Forbes Dehoney of South Carolina and Bruce Wingate Dehoney of Indiana; two grandchildren, Michelle Dehoney and Patrick Dehoney, and his great-grandchild, Melina Helen Dehoney, all of Germany.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Dehoney's sister, Elizabeth Dehoney, died earlier.
The funeral was held Sunday night, Feb. 28, in the chapel of Weatherford Mortuary with the Rev. Michael Johnson officiating.
A graveside service was to be held at 11 this morning, March 1, at Oak Ridge Memorial Park.
The family requests any memorials be in the form of donations to Trinity United Methodist Church, 320 Robertsville Road, Oak Ridge, TN 37830; or to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 6014, Oak Ridge, TN 37831.
Gus Hatcher Jr.
Retired ORNL roofer
Gus Hatcher Jr., 78, of Oak Ridge, died at 1:22 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 25, 1999, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.
Mr. Hatcher was retired from Union Carbide Nuclear Division as a roofer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
He was born Jan. 20, 1921, in Fitzpatrick, Ala., the son of Martha Flowers and Gus Hatcher Sr.
Mr. Hatcher was a charter member of Oak Valley Baptist Church and a member of Elks Atomic Lodge No. 1301 in Oak Ridge. He enjoyed cooking and traveling and was devoted to taking care of his children and grandchildren, the family said.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Helen Catlin Hatcher; three daughters, Diane Hatcher Watkins, Madeline Spratling Kennell and Wynickea D. Hatcher, all of Oak Ridge; his brother, Willie Hatcher; and three sisters, Patience Hatcher Grider of Oak Ridge, Maggie Pearl Hatcher Frazier of Montgomery, Ala., and Truella Brown of Los Angeles, Calif.
Mr. Hatcher is also survived by two sisters-in-law, Lena Hatcher of Tullahoma and Lois Catlin of Avon Park, Fla.; his brother-in-law, Mr. Frazier of Montgomery; nine grandchildren, Larry Spratling, Sharon Spratling, Barbara Spratling, Denise Spratling Duff, John W. Spratling and his wife, Vanessa, Evette Spratling, Kaylee Hatcher and Travonna Watkins, all of Oak Ridge, and Antonia Herdon of Charlotte, N.C.; and by 12 great-grandchildren.
Also surviving are many nieces and nephews, including special nieces, Karen Catlin of Miami, Fla., Shirley Ann Grider of Rockwood, Helen Grider of San Francisco, Gloria Jones and Shirley Hatcher, both of Montgomery, and Marsha Ann Catlin of San Diego.
Members of Oak Valley Baptist Church and the Elks Atomic Lodge were considered special friends. Other special friends are Gwen Herdon, James "Pig" Mitchell and Melvin Johnson.
His son, Henry Anthony Hatcher, died earlier. Three brothers, Norman Hatcher, York Hatcher and Elijah Hatcher, and two sisters, Lillian Hatcher and Queen Esther Hatcher, also died earlier.
The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 2, at Oak Valley Baptist Church with the Rev. Hardil Thomas officiating.
Burial will follow at Oak Ridge Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be members of Elks Atomic Lodge 1301.
The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday at the church.
Weatherford Mortuary is handling arrangements.
Clyde Lovevaugh Beets
Clyde Lovevaugh Beets, 67, of Clinton, died Monday, March 1, 1999, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.
Mr. Beets was retired as a mechanic with Schubert Texaco Station in Knoxville.
He was born in Union County on Aug. 13, 1931. He was a U.S. Army veteran.
Mr. Beets was a member of Springhill Baptist Church in Claxton.
He is survived by his wife, Cleo Vivian Beets; three daughters, Teresa Garner and her husband, Rick, and Patricia Loy and her husband, Jr. Loy, all of Clinton, and Vickie Bell and her husband, Ray, of Powell; and five sons, Larry Beets Sr. of Texas, Clyde K. Beets and his wife, Vickie, of Claxton, James T. Beets and his wife, Julie, of Clinton, Larry W. Beets and his wife, Brenda, of Nashville, and John A. Beets of Knoxville.
Mr. Beets is also survived by his mother, Ulela Smith Beets of Maryville; two sisters, Wanda Lynn and her husband, Boyd, of Maryville, and Johnnie Gary and her husband, Jim, of Oak Ridge; five stepdaughters, Debra Manis and Belinda Bells, both of Clinton, Mary Foster of Oliver Springs, Tamy Garner of Knoxville and Regina Jett of Claxton; two stepsons, Benny Garner of Maynardville and Terry Lynn Garner of Clinton; and by several nieces and nephews.
His father, John Beets, died earlier, as did his sister Helen Beets and his first wife, Norma Townsend Beets.
The funeral will be held at 8 tonight, March 2, in the chapel of Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton with the Rev. Albert Watters officiating.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 3, at Bright Cemetery in Knox County.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight at the funeral home.
Alan Scott Keith
Former Oak Ridge resident
Alan Scott Keith, 36, of Cleveland, Tenn., died Monday morning, March 1, 1999, at his home.
A former resident of Oak Ridge, Mr. Keith had been employed by Kroger and was an active member of Calvary Baptist Church here.
He was a native of Etowah.
He was employed as an electrician and millwright with LTT Millwrights in Cleveland and Keith Controls in Athens, Tenn.
Mr. Keith was a member of Westwood Baptist Church of Cleveland and was an active member of the choir.
He is survived by his wife, Tracy Phillips Keith; his daughter and son, Darby Keith and Alex Keith, both of Cleveland; his mother, Margaret Stone Keith, also of Cleveland; his sister, Sandra Cranfill of Cleveland; his brother, Blake Keith of Athens; and by several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
His father, Sherman Keith, died earlier.
The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Wedneday, March 3, in the chapel of Fike Funeral Home in Cleveland with the Rev. Bob Bell, the Rev. Steve McDonald and the Rev. Greg Martin officiating.
Burial will follow at Mountain View Cemetery in Polk County. Pallbearers will be Stanley Waldrop, Jason Waldrop, Lebron Frerichs, Jeff Irons, Billy Joe Coleman, William Keith, Jason Cranfill, Logan Keith and Eric Keith.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 5 p.m. and again from 6 to 9 today, March 2, at the funeral home.
The family requests any memorials be in the form of donations to the Alan Scott Keith Fund, in care of Cleveland Bank and Trust, Church Street Branch NE, Cleveland, TN 37311.