Enjoyed reading, cooking, painting and gardening
Joan Frances Wroblewski Spinasanto, 65, of Oak Ridge, died Wednesday, March 5, 2003, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.
She was born Nov. 26, 1937, in Milwaukee, Wis.
She enjoyed reading, cooking, playing the piano, painting and gardening. Before coming to Oak Ridge, she lived in Kodak, where she was a member of the United Methodist Church. Prior to moving to Tennessee, she lived in Cicero, Ill., where she wrote a column for the local newspaper called "Granny Joan's Kiddy Corner."
She is survived by her husband, Anthony F. Spinasanto; daughter, Linda Uher and husband, Mike; five sons, Michael Spinasanto and wife, MaryLou, Robert Spinasanto and wife, Elizabeth, Anthony Spinasanto and wife, Sandy, John Spinasanto and wife, Toni, and Joseph Spinasanto and wife, Anna Torres; mother, Irene Wroblewski Serevino and her husband, Harry; sister, Carol Bryson; grandchildren, Tiffany Owenby and husband, Michael, Kimberly Angus, Joseph Uher, Andrea Spinasanto, Robert Spinasanto, Lauren Spinasanto, Amanda Spinasanto, Nicholas Spinasanto, Lisa Spinasanto, Johnathon Spinasanto, Joseph Spinasanto and Anthony Spinasanto; and a great-granddaughter, Hannah Grace Owenby.
She was preceded in death by her father, Frank Wroblewski, and two brothers, Phillip and Bryan Wroblewski.
The funeral will be at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 8, in the chapel of Martin Oak Ridge Funeral Home with the Rev. Tim Fields officiating. Burial will be private.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Jewell Elizabeth Vandergriff
Former Clinton resident
Jewell Elizabeth Vandergriff, of Morristown, died Monday, March 6, 2000, at Morristown Hamblen Hospital.
Mrs. Vandergriff was a former resident of Clinton.
She was the daughter of James and Laura Shell Maples, who are deceased, and the widow of Bernard F. Vandergriff.
Mrs. Vandergriff was a member of Cedar Creek Baptist Church of Morristown.
She is survived by her daughter, Carole Seeby of Hartsville, S.C.; four grandchildren, Stacy Matthews and her husband, Michael, of Morristown, Dina Brewer of Hartsville, Laura Rhyne of Knoxville and Todd Mullins of Nashville; three great-grandchildren, Yvonne Sims, Shawn Matthews and Jordon Brewer; and by her brother, Glen Maples of Knoxville.
Another daughter, Patricia Oldham, died earlier.
A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, March 9, at Oak Ridge Memorial Park with the Rev. Hardie Brewer officiating.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight, March 8, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton.
Ara Allene Onstott
Clinton First Baptist member
Ara Allene Onstott, 78, of Clinton, died Tuesday, March 6, 2001, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge of complications from lupus.
Mrs. Onstott was a member of First Baptist Church of Clinton and a member of the Madonna Sunday School Class.
She was born March 20, 1922, in Birchleaf, Va., the daughter of William James and Emma Colley Wright, who are deceased. She was the widow of Woodrow Wilson Onstott, to whom she had been married for 50 years at the time of his death.
Mrs. Onstott was a member of Clinch Valley Chapter No. 369 of the Order of Eastern Star in Andersonville. She had also owned and operated Holiday Beauty Salon in Clinton with Genevieve Harber.
She is survived by her son, Dr. Thomas W. Onstott and his wife, Mary Dudley, of Springfield; her daughter, Billie Mac Hewitt and her husband, Jim, of Clinton; her sisters, Edna Sue Bradley of Abingdon, Va., Jean Matherly and her husband, Stacy, and Mary Elizabeth Ratliff and her husband, Ken, all of Atlanta, Ga.; and her brothers, George Wright and his wife, Kathryn, of Haysi, Va., and Bruce Wright and his wife, Opal, of Aiken, S.C.
Mrs. Onstott is also survived by her grandchildren, Wil Onstott and Laura Onstott, both of Springfield, Stephanie Holbrook and her husband, Robbie, of Clinton and Kimberly Paduch and her husband, Frank, of Birmingham, Ala.; and her great-grandchildren, Morgan Holbrook and Colby Holbrook, both of Clinton, and Tom Paduch and McKenzie Holbrook, both of Birmingham.
The funeral was to be held at 1 this afternoon, March 8, in the chapel of Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton with the Rev. Paul Frick and the Rev. Samuel Dean officiating.
Burial was to follow at Woodhaven Memory Gardens in Claxton.
The family requests that any memorials be in the form of donations to the Building Fund at First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 268, Clinton, TN 37717.
Barbara A. Ashton
Former Clinton, Norris resident
Barbara A. Ashton, 78, died Sunday morning, March 4, 2001, at her home in Gatlinburg.
Mrs. Ashton was formerly of Floral Park, Long Island, N.Y., and had also been a longtime resident of the Clinton and Norris communities of Anderson County. She had lived in Gatlinburg since 1983.
She was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church of Gatlinburg, the Southern Highland Handicraft Guild, and Daughters of the American Revolution.
Mrs. Ashton is survived by her husband of 57 years, Stanley Ashton; her sons: Gary Ashton and his fiancée, Barbara, of Pigeon Forge, Ken Ashton and his wife, Sharon, of White Pine, TN., and Stanley Ashton II and his wife, Julia, of Knoxville; three grandchildren: Nathan, Joel and Sarah, and one great-grandchild, Tyler.
A memorial service for friends and family will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 14, at Trinity Episcopal Church, 509 Airport Road, Gatlinburg.
The family requests that any memorials be in the form of donations to Outreach Program, Trinity Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 55, Gatlinburg, TN 37738.
A graveside service for family members will be held Friday, March 16, at Lynnhurst Cemetery in Fountain City.
Mary Nave Ginsburg
Hadassah, JCOR member
Mary Frances Nave Ginsburg, 74, of Knoxville, died Tuesday, March 6, 2001, at East Tennessee Baptist Hospital in Knoxville after a brief illness.
She was born in Jefferson City on April 2, 1926. She came to Oak Ridge in 1944 to work as a laboratory technician, and it was here that she met and later married her husband, Martin S. Ginsburg, who is now deceased.
Mrs. Ginsburg was a member of the Jewish Congregation of Oak Ridge. She was active in the Oak Ridge Community Playhouse, Recording for the Blind, the Oak Ridge Bowling League, the Oak Ridge chapter of Hadassah and the Sisterhood of the Jewish Congregation.
After raising her five children, she started a second career at The Camera's Eye, where she became well-known to a large segment of the community. After retiring, she and her husband enjoyed going on cruises and traveling worldwide.
Mrs. Ginsburg is survived by her daughters, Sarah Milford and her husband, Robert, and Laura Lloyd and her husband, Frank, all of Knoxville; and her sons, Jeff Ginsburg and his wife, Sherry, of Karns, Alan Ginsburg and his wife, Gail, of Washougal, Wash., and Steve Ginsburg of Nashville.
She is also survived by her grandchildren, Andy Milford, Rachel Milford, Christine Graham, Chad Daugherty, Michael Ginsburg, Nicki Massengill, Joshua Ginsburg and David Floyd; and by her sister, Helen Bryant of Chicago, Ill.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers.
A graveside service was to be conducted at 1 this afternoon, March 8, at Oak Ridge Memorial Park with Rabbi Victor Rashkovsky officiating.
The family requests that any memorials be in the form of donations to the Jewish Congregation of Oak Ridge, P.O. Box 5434, Oak Ridge, TN 37831-5434; or to Heska Amuna Synagogue, P.O. Box 10162, Knoxville, TN 37939-0162.
The family was to receive friends after the graveside service today at the home of Sarah and Robert Milford, 325 Woodland Trace, Knoxville.
Martin Oak Ridge Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
H. Gene Moore
Former ORNL employee
H. Gene Moore, 67, of Las Vegas, Nev., died Sunday, Feb. 25, 2001, after a battle against myelofibrosis.
Mr. Moore was born July 30, 1933, in Rising Fawn, Ga., Route 2 (New Salem, Lookout Mountain). He had lived in Los Alamos, N.M., for 31 years before moving to Las Vegas.
An Army veteran, he was employed at Oak Ridge National Laboratory prior to going to Los Alamos National Laboratory in 1967 where he worked for 26 years until his retirement in 1993. He was a ceramic technician at TA-55, where he worked on advanced plutonium fuels.
He was one of a number of volunteers who spent many hours developing the Los Alamos ski hill in the 1970s and 1980s by clearing trees and by building the new lodge. One of the ski runs, Gene's Choice, is named for his work there.
Mr. Moore's family described him as a beloved husband, father, brother and friend. They said one of his joys in life was to help anyone who needed it, whether he knew them personally or not, and that he had touched many lives and will be missed.
He is survived by his wife, Nan Moore; and his family: Gary Moore, Jan Jennings, Leann Bostwick, Chris Moore, Marti Browne and Wendy Reber.
Mr. Moore is also survived by his brothers, Grover A. Moore and Gilbert L. Moore; his sisters, Lola Kyte, Mildred Pringle and Grace Johnson; and by seven grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and several cousins, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Art E. and Effie Street Moore, and two other brothers, Malcolm C. Moore and Carroll R. Moore.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 10, at New Salem, Lookout Mountain, at the Hawkins Cemetery chapel, with Mr. Moore's nephew, the Rev. Richard A. Moore, officiating.
The family requests that any memorials be in the form of donations to Habitat for Humanity of Anderson County, P.O. Box 7021, Oak Ridge, TN 37831.