Mount Pisgah Baptist member
Nena Key, 83, of Oliver Springs, died Thursday, March 8, 2001, at Roane Medical Center in Harriman.
Mrs. Key was born Nov. 20, 1917, in Anderson County, the daughter of James and Alice Russell Vann, who are deceased. She had been a lifelong resident of Oliver Springs and was a member of Mount Pisgah Baptist Church in Oliver Springs.
She was a homemaker. Her hobbies included cooking, sewing and baking.
She was the widow of Frank Key.
Mrs. Key is survived by her daughters, Wanda Lee Geames and her husband, Ralph "Jack" Edward Geames, of Powell and Shelia Dianna Alcorn of Oliver Springs; and by 17 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
In addition to her husband and her parents, she was preceded in death by seven children, James Franklin Key, Donald Edward Key, Ferrell F. Key, Steve Allen Key, Roger Darryl Key, Blain Everett Key and Earl Eugene Key.
The funeral will be held at 8 tonight, March 9, in the chapel of Sharp Funeral Home in Oliver Springs with the Rev. Garvan Walls and the Rev. Keith Price officiating.
A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 10, at the Key Family Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight at the funeral home.
Marjorie Fennen Freedman
Mother of Norma James
Marjorie Fennen Freedman, 78, of Lenoir City, died Sunday afternoon, March 7, 1999, at Fort Sanders Parkwest Medical Center in Knoxville.
Mrs. Freedman, a registered nurse, was a graduate of Christ Hospital School of Nursing in Cincinnati, Ohio. She and her husband, Dr. Harold Freedman, moved to Lenoir City in the summer of 1946 to open a medical practice and she served as her husband's office nurse for many years. Dr. Freedman is now deceased.
She was a veteran of the Army Medical Corps and served as a nurse in Normandy during World War II, attaining the rank of captain.
She was the daughter of Evert Ray and Estella Evans Fennen, who are deceased.
Mrs. Freedman was an active member of Temple Beth El, Knoxville, and also had a membership at Trinity United Methodist Church of Lenoir City.
She was president of the Cotton Mill Association and was very active in the Loudon County Chapter of the American Red Cross. She was also a member of the GFWC Clionian Literary Club, was active in the Girl Scouts, the Lenoir City Band Boosters and the PTA, and was instrumental in establishing the school health clinic program.
Mrs. Freedman was also a former First Lady of Loudon County. The family described her as a devoted wife, mother and grandmother.
She is survived by seven daughters, Norma James and her husband, Wesley, of Oak Ridge, Mary Lillian Dees of Minneapolis, Minn., Carol Christian and her husband, Lynn, of Los Angeles, Calif., Marcia Brady and her husband, Dale, of Lenoir City, Susan Burden and her husband, Gene, of Atlanta, Ga., Wendie Dorton and her husband, Jim, of Greenville, S.C., and Jennifer Chap and her husband, Rick, of Orlando, Fla.
Mrs. Freedman is also survived by seven grandchildren, Susan Dees, Erin Hathcock, Jonathan Burden, Kevin James, Meredith James, Kiley Dorton and Hilary Dorton; and her brother, George Fennen and his wife, Lois, of Fairfield, Ohio.
Her sister, Helen Prime, died earlier.
The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Thur sday, March 11, in the chapel of Click Funeral Home in Lenoir City with Rabbi Howard Simon officiating and the Rev. Mike Gregory delivering the eulogy.
Burial, with members of the East Tennessee Veterans Honor Guard conducting military rites with full honors, will follow at Lake View Cemetery in Loudon County. Her sons-in-law will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers are Jesse Gardner and Bill Curtis.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 10, at the funeral home.
The family requests any memorials be in the form of donations to the Loudon County chapter of the American Red Cross, 107 S. B St., Lenoir City, TN 37771; or to the InterFaith Health Clinic, 315 Gill St., Knoxville, TN 37917.
Arvis Donovan Osborne
Arvis Donovan Osborne, 64, of Rockford, died Saturday, March 6, 1999, at Fort Sanders Parkwest Medical Center in Knoxville.
Mr. Osborne is survived by his wife, Delores E. Osborne; three sons, David Osborne and his wife, Kristi, of Knoxville, Derek Osborne of Atlanta, Ga., and Don Osborne Jr. of Bristol; and his daughter, Dari Mason and her husband, Ronald, of Clyde, N.C.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 13, at Parkway Baptist Church, 401 S. Peters Road, Knoxville, with the Rev. Robert White officiating.
The family will receive friends following the service.
Dotson Funeral Home, Maryville, is handling arrangements.
Son of Clinton resident
Chris Woods, 24, of Knoxville, died Sunday, March 7, 1999, at Fort Sanders Loudon Medical Center in Lenoir City of injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident.
Mr. Woods was the son of Marlene Woods of Knoxville and of Donnie and Shirley Woods of Clinton.
He worked as a bricklayer. He was a member of Black Oak Baptist Church of Clinton.
In addition to his parents and stepmother, Mr. Woods is survived by his wife, Carisa Golden; his son, Daniel Woods of Knoxville; his daughter, Cierra Farris of Clinton; two sisters, Kelly Woods of Knoxville and Sherry Woods of Clinton; and his brother, Troy Woods of Clinton.
He is also survived by his stepsister, Kim Lambert of Oak Ridge, and his grandfather, Floyd Hendrix of Clinton.
Susan Sherrod of Knoxville and Mary and John Thoman of Oliver Springs were considered close friends.
The funeral will be held at 8 tonight, March 9, in the chapel of Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton with the Rev. Daniel Mayes officiating.
A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 10, at Black Oak Baptist Church Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 tonight at the funeral home.
Ora Elizabeth Johnston
Oak Ridge resident
Ora Elizabeth Johnston, 91, of Oak Ridge, died Thursday, March 9, 2000, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.
Mrs. Johnston was a homemaker and the widow of Austin Johnston.
She is survived by her daughter, Muriel Williams and her husband, Dick Williams, of Farragut; and five grandchildren, Marty Williams, Susan Davidson, Richard Austin Williams, Elena Cheney and Porter Langfitt.
In addition to her husband, another daughter, Gretchen Langfitt, died earlier.
A graveside service will be conducted at Highland West Cemetery in Knoxville at a later date.
McCarty-Martin Oak Ridge Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
Audrey M. Stewart
Lifelong resident of Oliver Springs
Audrey M. Stewart, 78, of Oliver Springs, died Tuesday, March 9, 2004, at Fort Sanders Parkwest Medical Center in Knoxville.
Born Oct. 18, 1925, in Oliver Springs, she was the daughter of Jack and Lettie Brummett Wright.
Mrs. Stewart was a member of First Baptist Church in Oliver Springs. She worked at Tennessee Eastman in Oak Ridge, after which she worked as a teacher's assistant at Norwood Elementary School for 27 years.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John W. Stewart, and by two brothers, Frank Wright and Clarence Wright.
Mrs. Stewart is survived by three children, Brenda Grayson and husband, Larry, of Knoxville, David Stewart and wife, Ann, of Oak Ridge, and Teresa Lowery of Oliver Springs; four grandchildren, Jay Grayson, Amy Grayson, Josh Stewart and Chelsea Lowery; two great-grandchildren, Tucker Boswell and Ansley Grayson; her sister-in-law, Gloria Lee Cole, and husband, J. Mack, of Mascot; a special cousin, Bill Hatmaker of Oak Ridge, who was considered as a brother; and by several extended family members, friends and neighbors.
The funeral will be at 8 p.m. Thursday, March 11, 2004, in the chapel of Sharp Funeral Home in Oliver Springs with the Rev. Todd Johnson officiating.
Burial will be at 11 a.m. Friday, March 12, at Anderson Memorial Gardens on the Oliver Springs Highway in Clinton.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Dorothy L. Schroeder
Member of First Baptist Church of Briceville
Dorothy L. Stonecipher Schroeder, 75, of Lake City, formerly of Briceville, died Saturday, March 8, 2003, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.
Born April 13, 1927, in Anderson County, she was the daughter of Sam and Lee Kesterson Stonecipher, who are deceased.
She was the widow of Henry K. Schroeder.
She was a member of First Baptist Church in Briceville.
She lived in Detroit, Mich., for many years before returning to Briceville. She considered her family the most important thing in her life and loved her children and grandchildren dearly, the family said.
Survivors include three sons, Bryan Schroeder and his wife, Angela, of Clinton, Ricky Schroeder and his wife, Eleanor, of Ilion, N.Y., and Keith Schroeder and his wife, Velika, of Fulda, Germany; a brother, LeRoy Stonecipher and his wife, Magalene, of Perrysburg, Ohio; and six grandchildren, Robert, Benjamin, Kristian, Brad, Kristie and Dylan "Porkchop"; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by a brother, Walter "Big-Boy" Stonecipher, and five sisters, Ovena Stonecipher, Gladys Powell, Faye Hayes, Geraldine Harding and Vivian Jarmon.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 13, in the chapel of Hatmaker Funeral Home in Lake City with the Rev. Condy Pyles officiating. Burial will follow at the Glen Foust Cemetery in Lake City.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, March 12, at the funeral home.