Charles Matthew Underwood
1970 ORHS graduate
Charles Matthew Underwood, 47, of Oak Ridge, died Friday, March 5, 1999, at his home of cancer.
Mr. Underwood was born in Oak Ridge on Jan. 25, 1952, and was a 1970 graduate of Oak Ridge High School. He served a short time in the U.S. Navy.
He was a graduate of the Gary Job Corps in San Marcos, Texas, and had worked as a welder in St. Louis, Mo. He had also been employed as an attendant with Unity Mortuary, Knoxville.
Mr. Underwood was a member of Mount Zion Baptist Church. He enjoyed boxing, football, and going to carnivals and parades, his family said.
He is survived by his father, Riley Underwood Jr.; his sister, Juanita Underwood of Oak Ridge; and three brothers, Riley D. Underwood and his wife, Tam, of Baton Rouge, La., Robert K. Underwood of Aurora, Colo., and Joseph Underwood and his wife, Mamie, of Oak Ridge.
Mr. Underwood is also survived by his uncles, Limmie Underwood of Phenix City, Ala., B.T. Underwood of Kissimmee, Fla., Gladden Dale, Richard Dale and Harvey Sullivan, all of Knoxville, and the Rev. Dozier McKinnon of Oak Ridge; and his aunts, Leila Faulk of Saginaw, Mich., Inez of Linden, N.J., Ora McKinnon of Oak Ridge, Etolia Littlejohn and Alberta Sullivan, both of Knoxville, Katherine Redmond of Detroit, Mich., Rachel Bonner and Rosa Blanks, both of Hartford, Conn., Dorothy Teal of Roxbury, Mass., and Charlotte Dale of Greeneville.
Also surviving are several nieces, nephews, great-aunts, cousins and other relatives.
His mother, Elizabeth Dale Underwood, is deceased.
The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to noon Friday, March 12, at Mount Zion Baptist Church, and the funeral will follow at noon. Elder T.L. Mims will officiate.
Burial will be at Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery.
Unity Mortuary, Knoxville, is handling arrangements.
Paul Harlan Brandon
Retired K-25 machinist
Paul Harlan Brandon, 79, of Oak Ridge, died Saturday, March 9, 2002, at his home.
Mr. Brandon was born Aug. 2, 1922, in Greenville, Ohio.
He was retired from Martin Marietta Energy Systems as a machinist at the Oak Ridge K-25 site.
He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.
Mr. Brandon is survived by four sons, Paul H. Brandon Jr. of Illinois, Dayton William Brandon of Harriman, Charles Anthony Brandon of Copperas Cove, Texas, and John Christopher Brandon and his wife, Suze, of Naples, Fla.; and his brother, "Chuck" Brandon of Ohio.
Claire Griffin of Oak Ridge was his companion.
A graveside service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, at Oak Ridge Memorial Park.
Weatherford Mortuary is handling the arrangements.
Carl Raymond Hicks Sr.
Former Lake City resident
Carl Raymond Hicks Sr., 77, of Hilliard, Fla., and formerly of Lake City, died Sunday, March 10, 2002.
Mr. Hicks is survived by his wife, Geraldine "Gerri" Hicks; a daughter and her husband, Jean Ann and Jimmy Horne Jr. of Hilliard; four sons, Carl "Ray" Hicks Jr. of Lake City, Randy Hicks of Valdosta, Ga., Scotty Hicks and his wife, Debra, of Hilliard and John Carl Day and his wife, Eva, of Akron, Ohio; a sister, Ollie Mae Hicks Chambers of Lake City; and by four grandchildren.
Burial will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 14, at Valley View Cemetery in Elk Valley, Campbell County.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, at Cox-Martin Funeral Home in Lake City.
Delmer Eugene Holt
Retired from Martin Marietta Energy Systems
Delmer Eugene Holt, 74, of Knoxville, died Monday, March 10, 2003, at his home.
He was a longtime member, elder and deacon of Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church. He was a U.S. Army veteran and was retired from Martin Marietta Energy Systems and a past president of the Tennessee Secondary Schools Athletic Association officials organization. Family members say he was a wonderful husband, father and Pappaw.
Survivors include his wife, Freda Wood Holt; two sons, Danny Holt and his wife, Jane, and Brent Holt and his wife, Lisa; a daughter, Dianna Thress and her husband, Keith; seven grandchildren, Ben and Laura Holt, Isaac, Hannah and Leah Thress, and David and Daniel Holt.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Rachel Wood Holt.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 13, at the United Church, Chapel on the Hill, with the Rev. Fred West officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Ridge Memorial Park. Members of the East Tennessee Veterans Honor Guard will provide military rites.
The family requests that any memorials be in the form of gifts to the Alzheimer's Association, 2200 Sutherland Ave., Suite H 102, Knoxville, TN 37919.
The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday at the church. Mynatt Funeral Home in Knoxville is in charge of arrangements.
Arthur Herbert 'Ott' Duncan
Former Lake City resident
Arthur Herbert "Ott" Duncan, 76, of Monticello, Ky., formerly of Lake City, died Sunday, March 9, 2003, at the Wayne County Hospital in Monticello.
He was born May 14, 1926, in Lake City, to Clyde and Ada Hutchinson Duncan. He served 11 years in the U.S. Army during World War II and the Korean War.
He was a member of Beech Grove Baptist Church in Lake City and a 32nd degree Mason in Dayton, Ohio. He enjoyed being an honorary clown with the Shriners.
Mr. Duncan is survived by his wife of 54 years, Bertha Mae Wilson Duncan; a daughter and son-in-law, Deborah and Kenneth Rhodes of Pleasant Plain, Ky.; a son and daughter-in-law, Horace "Butch" and Joni Duncan of Dayton, Ohio; two sisters, Brenda Wilson and husband, Lowell, of Lake City and Nancy Carden and husband, Bruce, of Clinton; two brothers, Joseph Manuel Duncan and wife, Jean, of Oak Ridge and Harvell Gene Duncan of Lake City; four grandchildren, Selena, Ken and Mark Rhodes and Cassie Duncan; and by several other relatives.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Elmer Duncan and Donald Duncan.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 12, in the chapel of Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Lake City with the Rev. Jeff Hawkins and the Rev. Troy Harmon officiating. Burial will follow at Beech Grove Cemetery in Lake City.
The family will receive friends from noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Bobbie Roberts Lovette
Mount Pisgah Baptist member
Maude "Bobbie" Kate Roberts Lovette, 89, of Clinton, died Thursday, March 11, 1999, at her home. The family said she had suffered with Alzheimer's disease for the past 10 years.
Mrs. Lovette was the widow of the Rev. Robert Louis Lovette. She had been a Sunday school teacher and active in her husband's ministries.
She was a member of Mount Pisgah Baptist Church.
She was the only child of Hughie and Luna Jarrell Roberts of Coffee County. Her family said she was an accomplished seamstress.
Mrs. Lovette is survived by her daughter, Lenna Lovette; her granddaughter, Katie Lovette; and her great-grandsons, Robert David Wills and Jared Louis Lovette, all of Clinton.
Lawrence Weston of Clinton was considered a special friend.
The family will receive friends from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 14, in the chapel of Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton.
A memorial service will follow at 2:30 p.m., with the Rev. Garvan Walls of Mount Pisgah Baptist Church officiating.
John Joseph Andronick
Retired Clinton resident
John Joseph Andronick, 83, of Clinton, died Tuesday, March 9, 1999, at his home.
Mr. Andronick had been a resident of Clinton since 1988.
Originally from New Britain, Conn., he was born on Oct. 23, 1915. He served with the U.S. Army during World War II and was retired from Schick Razor Co.
His family described him as a loving husband, father and grandfather.
Mr. Andronick is survived by his wife of 57 years, Stella Andronick; two daughters, Gloria Webber and her husband, Ron Webber Sr., of Clinton, and Elaine Simmons and her husband, Gregg Simmons, of Bozeman, Mont.; his grandchildren, Ron and DeAnna Webber of Clinton and Seth, Stephenie and Amanda Simmons, all of Bozeman; and his brother and sister-in-law, Walter and Hilda Smith of Lake Tahoe, Nev.
A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 13, at McCarty Woodhaven Memorial Gardens in Claxton.
Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton is handling arrangements.