Linnie Cleveland Coleman
Centenarian who lived in Rockwood, OS
Linnie Cleveland Coleman, a 100-year-old resident of Oliver Springs and formerly of Rockwood, died Wednesday, March 3, 2004, at her home.
Born May 15, 1903, in Loudon County, she was the daughter of the late Will Cleveland and Emma Cannon Cleveland. After her marriage to her late husband, Raymond Eskridge Sr., she moved to Rockwood.
Mrs. Coleman was a faithful member of Phillippi Primitive Baptist Church of Rockwood. And, she was a field agent and actively involved in the women's auxiliary of the church. She also served as an association delegate for her church.
Employed as a cook at the Dixie Café of Rockwood for many years, Mrs. Coleman also cooked at the Bean Box for several years. Her hobbies included gardening and sewing.
Mrs. Coleman's family described her as a homemaker, devoted wife, loving mother and grandmother.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her second husband, James Coleman; a son, Raymond Eskridge Jr.; and two sons-in-law, Clifford McKinley Jones and William Smith.
Mrs. Coleman is survived by two daughters, Rosetta E. Jones of Rockwood and Margaret E. Smith of Harriman; a daughter-in-law, Anna Rose Eskridge of Oliver Springs; 11 grandchildren, Curtis L. Eskridge Harold T. Jones and Donald Jones, all of Rockwood, McKinley Jones of California, David Jones, Laura A. Dean, Delores A. Steele and Vivian Smith, all of Knoxville, Herbert Lee Jones of Texas, James Edward Miles of Delaware, and Norman Eskridge of Jefferson City.
She is also survived by several great-grandchildren; a brother, R.C. Cleveland of Newark, N.J.; two sisters, Matilda Hughes of Knoxville and Lillie Mae Parham of Newark; several nieces, nephews and relatives; friends; and church members.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 7, 2004, at Phillippi Primitive Baptist Church of Rockwood with James Knaff officiating.
Burial will follow in the Oak Grove Cemetery in Rockwood.
The family will receive friends 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday at the church.
Sharp Funeral Home of Oliver Springs is in charge of arrangements.
Wauldine Jennings Hebert
Member of First Baptist Church
Wauldine Jennings Hebert, 85, died Wednesday, March 3, 2004, after nearly a four-month illness, at her home.
Born April 27, 1918, in Hermitage, she was the daughter of John and Della Logue Jennings.
She graduated from Donaldson High School and attended Peabody College in Nashville and the University of Tennessee. She moved to Oak Ridge in 1946 and worked for the Atomic Energy Commission as a materials accountability clerk until 1953. She married Gordon McCook Hebert, now deceased, on Sept. 3, 1949, at First Baptist Church of Donaldson. The couple lived in Oak Ridge until 1950 when they moved to a small farm in Solway and started a family.
Mrs. Hebert was a charter member of Fairview Baptist Church in Solway for 17 years and then a member of First Baptist Church in Oak Ridge from 1978 until her death. She was a founding worker at First Baptist Church Agape benevolence center.
In addition to her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Debbie Jennings Hebert.
Mrs. Hebert is survived by two daughters, Linda Hebert Smith and Eleanor Hebert Wyatt; her son, Joel J. Hebert; three grandsons, Spencer Smith, Wesley Smith and Nathaniel Wyatt; two sisters, Margaret Liddle and Thurman Harris; and by her brother, Paul Douglas Jennings.
The funeral will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, March 6, 2004, at First Baptist Church with the Rev. Dr. Raymond Lloyd officiating.
Burial will follow at Oak Ridge Memorial Park.
The family requests that any memorials be in the form of contributions to First Baptist Church, 1101 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge, TN 37830.
The family will begin receiving friends at 1 p.m. Saturday at the church.
Martin Oak Ridge Funeral home is in charge of arrangements.
Sherry Ann Hendrickson
Oliver Springs resident
Sherry Ann DeLong Hendrickson, 52, of Oliver Springs, died Tuesday, March 4, 2004, at her home.
According to her family, Mrs. Hendrickson was a Christian and enjoyed her life to the fullest. Her family said she enjoyed helping other people and was a woman to learn from.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Jack and June Hale DeLong, and by a son, Raymond Eric Woodsmall.
Mrs. Hendrickson is survived by her husband, Ron Hendrickson; two daughters, Rebecca LeAnne Woodsmall and Jessica Elizabeth McNabb and husband, Camron McNabb, all of Oliver Springs; her granddaughter, Autumn Nicole Tiller, of Oliver Springs; two sisters, Evelyn Brant of Georgia and Sandra Cameron of Powell; and by her niece, Jackie Montgomery, of Claxton.
A private memorial service will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, March 6, 2004, at the home of Jessica McNabb at 268 Joel Road in Oliver Springs.
Any floral arrangements can be delivered to the McNabb home.
Oliver Springs Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
Former ORNL employee, WWII vet
Phillip Harris, 76, died Friday, February 28, 2003.
Born Nov. 4, 1926, in Rienzi, Miss., he was the son of Dock and Donnie Harris, both now deceased. He was educated in the Rienzi school system.
He served in the U.S. Army and received the World War II Victory Medal.
He and his wife, Lorine Wooden Harris, were married Dec. 19, 1947. He moved to Oak Ridge in 1949 and in 1951 went to work for Union Carbide Nuclear Division at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
He was an active member of Oak Valley Baptist Church until his health failed. He enjoyed singing in the church choir and participating in Sunday school and midweek Bible study class. He was devoted to his family, friends, church and community. In his spare time he loved gardening, fishing and watching baseball games.
Survivors include two sons, R.T. Harris and wife, Cynthia, of Knoxville and Terry Harris of Atlanta; six daughters, Margaret Jones and husband, Myrrh, of Louisville, Ky., and Marine Harris, Denise Miller and husband, Chris, Arlene Fernander and husband, Gregory, Phyllis Prioleau and husband, Marvin, and Loressa Copeland and husband Scott, all of Atlanta, Ga.; sister, Lenell Harris; sister-in-law, Dorothy Shinault; six grandchildren; and several loving nieces, nephews and cousins.
His wife died May 14, 1998. He was also preceded in death by two sons, Phillip Harris Jr. and Sammie Lee Harris; six sisters, Molly Jude, Bessie Williams, Mattie Dansby, Kate Harris, Willie Dandridge and Essie Spears; and three brothers, J.R. Harris, Luther Harris and Bud Gamble.
The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 8, at Oak Valley Baptist Church, 194 Hampton Road. The family will receive friends from noon to 1 p.m. at the church.
Herman Ray Case
Retired truck driver, Army veteran of WWII
Herman Ray Case, 73, of Oak Ridge, formerly of Oliver Springs and South Pittsburg, died Wednesday, March 5, 2003, at his home.
Born May 27, 1929, in Huntsville, Ala., he lived for many years in Oliver Springs and South Pittsburg.
He was a retired truck driver and a former member of the Oliver Springs Church of Christ and the Lake Hills Church of Christ in Chattanooga. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
He is survived by his sons, Rick Case of Norris, Randy Case and wife, Kathy, and Ray Case and wife, Pat, all of Oak Ridge; daughters, Sandra Bruce and husband, Jim, and Charlotte Davis and husband, Dale, all of Chattanooga; brothers, Glenn Case of Kansas and Charles Case, Dwight Case and Jim Case, all of Chattanooga; sisters, Joyce Fowler of Chattanooga, Shirley Fountain of Atlanta, and Rita Warren and Patricia Case, both of Kansas; 14 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence Ray Case and Grace Elizabeth Ivey Case; grandson, Matthew Case; brother, Dallas Case; and daughter-in-law, Patti Case.
The funeral will be at 1 p.m. CST Saturday, March 8, in the auditorium of Kimball Church of Christ with Virgil C. Thomas officiating. Burial will follow at Cumberland View Cemetery in South Pittsburg.
The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the church. Sharp Funeral Home in Oliver Springs is in charge of arrangements.
The family asks that memorials be made to the Matthew Case Scholarship Fund, Roane State Foundation, 276 Patton St., Harriman, TN 37748.
Francis 'Frank' Booth
Former Oak Ridge resident
Francis Kenneth "Frank" Booth, 76, of 4081 Weber Way, Lexington, Ky., formerly of Oak Ridge, died Sunday, March 5, 2000, in Lexington.
Mr. Booth is survived by his wife, Louise Roberts Booth; his son, David Kenneth Booth and his wife, Linda, of Lexington; his daughter, Dianne Booth Sontag and her husband, David, of Jackson, Miss.; two sisters, Doris McDonald of Huntsville, Ala., and Ann Avirett of Tallahassee, Fla.; and four grandchildren.
The funeral will be held at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 8, in the chapel of W.R. Milward Mortuary-Southland, Lexington.
Burial will follow at Blue Grass Memorial Gardens, Jessamine County, Ky.
The family requests any memorials be in the form of donations to the Building Fund at Porter Memorial Baptist Church, 4300 Nicholasville Road, Lexington, KY 40515.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight, March 7, at the funeral home.
Alice Marie Corley
Retired AEC employee
Alice Marie Corley, 82, of the Lickskillet area of Harriman, died Sunday, March 5, 2000, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.
Mrs. Corley retired in 1972 from the Oak Ridge office of the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission. She had worked for the AEC for 31 years.
Both during her career days and in her retirement, she had volunteered for many organizations in Roane County and in Oak Ridge. In recent years, she was best known for her funnel cake concession at the Kingston Country Fair.
She was the widow of Lt. Jeff Corley.
Mrs. Corley is survived by her brother, Albert Stone of Soddy-Daisy; and by her nieces and nephews, Anne, Harry, Claudia, Stephen, George and Helen Gaile.
A memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 8, in the chapel of Kyker Funeral Home in Kingston.
The family requests any memorials be in the form of donations to the Roane County Heritage Commission, 119 Court St., Kingston, TN 37763; or to the Harriman Garden Club.
Mary Dye Rector Bell
A memorial service for Mary Dye Rector Bell of Kingston, who died Sunday, Feb. 6, 2000, will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, March 20, at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Harriman.
Mrs. Bell and her husband, Burwell Baxter "B.B." Bell Jr., who survives her, were former residents of Oak Ridge.