Jimmy Young, 88, of Clinton, died Saturday, March 9, 2002, at Windwood Health Care Center in Clinton.
He is survived by his son, Jimmy L. Young and his wife, Mary; his daughter, Janet Ewing and her husband, John; seven brothers, Roy Young of Decatur, William R. "J.R." Young and his wife, Wanda, of Oak Ridge, and Kyle Young, Charlie Young, Walter Young and his wife, Vivian, Bailey Young and his wife, Ascella, and Albert Young and his wife, Jean, all of Clinton; three sisters, Bonnie Kate Davis and her husband, Halmond, of Knoxville, Georgie Hackworth and her husband, Ralph, of Clinton, and Inez Lane and her husband, Tommy, of Claxton; and two grandchildren.
The funeral was held Sunday night, March 10, in the chapel of Anderson County Funeral Home in Clinton.
A graveside service was to be conducted at 11 this morning, March 11, at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Clinton.
Otis Patty Sr.
Otis Patty Sr., 84, of Clinton, died early Sunday, March 10, 2002, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.
He is survived by his wife, Nancy Jane Phillips Patty; a daughter, Mary Etta Scarbrough and her husband, Delius, of Claxton; a son, Otis Patty Jr. and his wife, Wanda, of Caryville; two brothers, Harold Webb and his wife, Betty, of Massachusetts and Darrell Webb and his wife, Alice, of Ohio; three sisters, Edna Trunk and her husband, Carl, of Florida, and Margaret McClain and her husband, Clyde, and Jennie Helmech and her husband, Bob, all of West Virginia; and by 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, in the chapel of Cox-Martin Funeral Home in Lake City. The Rev. Danny Ray Phillips and the Rev. Johnny Randolph will officiate.
Burial will follow at Long Jim Cemetery in New River. The grandchildren will serve as pallbearers.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, March 12, at the funeral home. Members of Alpha Masonic Lodge No. 376 of Clinton will conduct a Masonic service at 8:30 p.m.
Barbara Whittaker Wyatt
Former Oak Ridge resident
Barbara June Whittaker Wyatt, 66, of Crossville, formerly of Oak Ridge, died Friday, March 8, 2002, at Crossville Medical Center.
Born June 6, 1935, in Monterey, Tenn., she was the daughter of Nettie and Jack Whittaker. Her mother lives in Crossville and her father is deceased.
In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband, John Wyatt; a daughter, Lana Hemmelgarn and her husband, Bill, of Portland, Tenn.; a son, Michael Mason of Louisville, Ky.; and three stepsons, Michael Wyatt and his wife, Zan, of Knoxville, Robert Wyatt and his wife, Lisa, of Crossville, and Eddie Wyatt of Nashville.
She is also survived by two sisters, Glenda Kopp of New Market, and her husband, John, and Janice Winslett of Baxter; and by eight grandchildren, one great-grandchild, two nieces and many other relatives.
In addition to her father, a brother, Carl Jackson Whittaker, died earlier.
The funeral was to be held at 1 this afternoon, March 11, at Hood's Funeral Home in Crossville. Burial will follow at Sands Springs Cemetery in Monterey.
Pallbearers will be Leo Hemmelgarn, Bill Hemmelgarn, Ronald Winters, Jarvis Matheney, M.S. Allen, Bill Gentry and Nick Wyatt. Amy Hemmelgarn, Tracy Kopp and Samantha Royster were named honorary pallbearers.
Doris Maupin Strasser
Retired special education teacher
Doris Maupin Strasser, 81, of Harriman, a former resident of Oak Ridge, died Thursday, March 7, 2002, at her home.
Born June 20, 1920, in Ridgely, Tenn., she was the daughter of John R. and Ottie Glover Adams. She received her bachelor of arts degree in home economics and her master's degree in special education from the University of Tennessee.
Mrs. Strasser and her husband, George A. Strasser, came to Oak Ridge in 1943.
In 1974, the Strassers moved to their current home in Harriman. Mr. Strasser died Jan. 9, 1984.
Mrs. Strasser retired in 1986 as a special education teacher at the Daniel Arthur Rehabilitation Center.
She was a member of First Baptist Church of Oak Ridge and she also attended Pine Ridge Baptist Church in Roane County. She was a member of the American Association of University Women and she worked as a tutor with the Roane County Literacy Council.
Mrs. Strasser and her husband had traveled all over Europe with Elderhostels and other groups, as well as throughout the United States.
She is survived by two sons, Kurt Strasser and his wife, Jane Strasser, of Wethersfield, Conn., and Dale Strasser and his wife, Ann Van Slyke, of Atlanta, Ga.; two daughters, Karin Schneider and her husband, Paul Schneider, of Washington, D.C., and Nell Strasser of Atlanta; and two sisters, Nell Adams LaFone and her husband, Whip LaFone, of Jackson, and Dee Porter of Trenton.
Mrs. Strasser is also survived by seven grandchildren, Wendy Schneider, Laurie Moeller, Emily Strasser, Julia Strasser, Samantha Feinberg, Ben Strasser and Michelle Feinberg. A great-grandchild is expected in August.
The funeral was held Sunday, March 10, in the chapel of Weatherford Mortuary with the Rev. Larry Dipboye officiating.
Burial followed at Anderson Memorial Gardens in Clinton.
The family asks that any memorials be in the form of donations in memory of Doris and George Strasser to the Roane State Foundation, 276 Patton Lane, Harriman, TN 37748.
Howard O. Ensley
Owner of coal, trucking companies
Howard O. Ensley, 76, a resident of Newcomb, Tenn., died Saturday, March 9, 2002, at the Sunbridge Health Care Center in LaFollette after a prolonged illness.
Born March 4, 1926, in Bryson City, N.C., he was the son of Joe and Ida Parton Ensley, who are now deceased.
For many years he lived in Oliver Springs, where he began his career in the coal mining business by working for Frank Jackson. Later he moved to Campbell County, where he started, owned and operated Howard Ensley Coal Co. and Radar Coal Co. and was a partner in Big H. Coal Co. He also owned several trucking companies.
Prior to moving to Oliver Springs, Mr. Ensley was in the construction business and built roads and dams in western and eastern North Carolina.
Mr. Ensley was a well-known and respected businessman who employed many residents of Campbell County and neighboring counties through his coal and trucking enterprises. He was benevolent with his time and resources and possessed many special qualities, and he was legendary for his amazing physical strength, his family said.
Mr. Ensley is survived by his wife of 58 years, Frankie Smith Ensley; two daughters, Doris Alene Douglas and her husband, James, of Atlanta, Ga., and Dorothy Jean Burrus and her husband, Clayton, of Newcomb; and a son, Howard Ensley Jr. and his fiancée, Eva Hale, of Newcomb.
He is also survived by three grandchildren, Derek Douglas, Rhonda Beeler and Deedra Douglas; two great-grandchildren, Josh Allen and Fallon Hobbs; and three sisters, Peggy Anders of Tuckasegee, N.C., Ester Lee Broome of Glenville, N.C., and Genevieve Broome of Maryland.
In addition to his parents, two brothers, Harry Ensley and Dennie Ensley, and three other sisters, Ella Mae Whitesides, Edna Mathis and June Ensley, died earlier.
The funeral will be held at 8 tonight, March 11, in the chapel of Sharp Funeral Home in Oliver Springs. The Rev. Duran Dixon and the Rev. Ellis Hoskins will officiate.
A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 12, at Anderson Memorial Gardens, 640 Oliver Springs Highway, Clinton.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight at the funeral home.
Gilbert Earl Woodall Sr.
Karns Church of Christ deacon
Gilbert Earl Woodall Sr., 70, of Farragut, a New Testament Christian and faithful, longtime member of Karns Church of Christ, peacefully and unexpectedly drew his last breath on the Lord's day, died March 7, 2004, at Fort Sanders NHC.
Gilbert had been employed at Lockheed-Martin, ORNL X-10 for 43 years, retiring in 1997 as a process supervisor, in addition to serving his church as a deacon and adult Bible teacher.
Preceded in death by his scriptural of his youth wife, Glenda Mingle Woodall of Knoxville in 1972, and his foster mother, Aileen Ott Lowe, called "Bo," of Murfreesboro in 1988.
Gilbert leaves to honor his memory and follow his example, his scriptural wife of 30 years, Brenda and eight children, including Dr. Gilbert Woodall and Sarah of Brentwood, Glen Woodall of Florida, Gregg Woodall and Sherrye of Knoxville, Dr. Gary Woodall and Donna, of Knoxville, Susan Woodall Aragon and Steve, of Kentucky, Melody Woodall Cline and Ben, of Knoxville, Tony Woodall of Knoxville, and Miracle Woodall Wesson and Peter of Whitwell.
He leaves 10 grandchildren, Sage, Ally, Stephanie, Tiffany, Benjamin, Jonathan, Tyler, Heather, Haley and baby John Isaac; his brother, "Sonny" Robert and wife, Jean, of Murfreesboro; and his cousin and mentor, Thomas Dill of Murfreesboro.
The funeral will be at 8 p.m. Friday, March 12, at Karns Church of Christ, Beaver Ridge Road, Karns, with Edwin Jones, minister, officiating.
A graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Central Time Saturday, March 13, at Evergreen Cemetery in Murfreesboro.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the church.
Weaver Funeral Home in Knoxville is in charge of arrangements.
Vada Lee Williams
Vada Lee Williams, 90, of Clinton, died Tuesday, March 9, 2004, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.
Her family said she was a devoted pastor's wife, mother and grandmother.
She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Maude Anderson.
Mrs. Williams is survived by her husband of 71 years, the Rev. George Williams; her son, Ronnie Williams and wife, Bobbie, of Clinton; her daughter, Betty Brooks and husband, Jack, of Clinton; her grandson, Mark Williams and fiancee, Lyndsay Hill, of Clinton; and by her sister-in-law, Christie Sowders, of Clinton.
The funeral will be at 8 p.m. Thursday, March 11, 2004, at Second Baptist Church in Clinton with the Rev. Henry Linkenfelter, the Rev. W.C. Carlton, the Rev. Ronald Guthrie and the Rev. Mike Thompson officiating.
Burial will be at 2 p.m. Friday, March 12, at Woodhaven Memorial Gardens in Claxton.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the church.
Friends may call at their convenience Wednesday, March 10, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton.