Crea Elizabeth Lambdin
Retired AC teacher
Crea Elizabeth Lambdin, 85, of Heiskell, died Thursday, March 11, 1999, at her home.
Mrs. Lambdin was retired as an elementary school teacher with the Anderson County school system.
She was born in Anderson County on Sept. 2, 1913, the daughter of Charles and Rose Lamar Longmire.
Mrs. Lambdin was a member of Andersonville First United Methodist Church.
She was the widow of James Lester Lambdin.
Mrs. Lambdin is survived by two daughters, Libby Jane Chauncy and her husband, Warren, of Indiana, and Suzanne Spears and her husband, Darrell, of Heiskell; her stepdaughter, Dorothy Webber of Clinton; her grandchildren, David and Andy Lopez of Virginia, Kenneth Spears of Valdosta, Ga., Libby Spears of Andersonville and Jennifer Honeycutt of Powell; and eight great-grandchildren.
She is also survived by five sisters, Ruth Longmire and Nancy Sword, both of Andersonville, Mary Osier of Wisconsin, Becky Williams of Clinton, and Bobbie Lee Collier of Halls; three brothers, Hubert Longmire and Hobart Longmire, both of Andersonville, and Mayo Longmire of Florida; and several nieces and nephews.
Her son, James Arnold Lambdin, and another brother, David Longmire, died earlier.
The funeral will be held at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 13, in the chapel of Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton.
A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 14, at Andersonville Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Mary Elizabeth McLain
Retired elementary teacher
Mary Elizabeth McLain, 81, of Oak Ridge, died this morning, March 12, 1999, at NHC HealthCare of Oak Ridge.
Miss McLain had taught elementary school for the Mecklenburg County school system in Charlotte, N.C. She retired in June 1979.
She was born in Silva, N.C., on June 2, 1917, the daughter of Fred N. and Juanita Patton McLain.
She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Oak Ridge. She was also a member of the Alpha Gamma chapter in Oak Ridge of the Alpha Delta Kappa education society.
Miss McLain is survived by her sister, Kathryn M. Cantrell of Oak Ridge; her three brothers, Fred N. McLain of Kingston, John P. McLain of Spruce Pine, N.C., and James E. McLain of Cedar Hill, Texas; several nieces and nephews, including a local niece, Mary Underwood and her husband, Jim, of Oak Ridge; and by several other relatives.
The funeral will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, March 15, at First United Methodist Church. The Rev. Robert T. Cantrell Jr. and the Rev. Ken Henderlight will officiate.
Burial will be at Oak Ridge Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, March 14, at Weatherford Mortuary.
The family requests any memorials be in the form of donations to First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 4669, Oak Ridge, TN 37831.
Charles Burgess Gaither
Retired ORNL supervisor
Charles Burgess Gaither, 87, of Oak Ridge, died Sunday, March 11, 2001, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge after a long illness.
Mr. Gaither was born Jan. 6, 1914, in Fulton, Miss., the son of Egbert Burgess Gaither and Ethel Sandlin Gaither, who are deceased.
In his early years, he worked for his father in a family merchandising business in Fulton. Following high school graduation, he attended the University of Mississippi at Oxford, and later worked at the Bank of Mississippi in Fulton.
During World War II, Mr. Gaither lived in Sylacauga, Ala., and worked at the Alabama Ordnance Works. He came to Oak Ridge in April 1944 to take a position with Oak Ridge National Laboratory. He was a supervisor in the Operations Department at ORNL at the time of his retirement in January 1977.
His interests included a variety of sports. He enjoyed playing baseball, bowling, hunting quail and grouse and fishing. He also enjoyed gardening as a hobby. His family said he planted a vegetable garden each year as long as he was able.
Mr. Gaither was a member of the Methodist Church of Fulton, but in Oak Ridge he attended Glenwood Baptist Church with his family.
He is survived by his wife of 64 1/2 years, Blanche Whitfield Gaither; three children, Charlotte Gaither Turner and her husband, Steve, of Oak Ridge, Gwen Gaither Wallace of Huntsville, Ala., and Charles Michael Gaither and his wife, Donna Daley Gaither; and one granddaughter, Beth Ann Gaither, all of Nashville.
Mr. Gaither is also survived by two sisters, Marjorie Spradling and Mary Alice Grissom and her husband, Skeet, all of Fulton; twin brothers Fred Gaither and his wife, Halovee, of Fulton and Ralph Gaither and his wife, Earline, of Marietta, Ga.; his double first cousin, Edwin Gaither, who has been a frequent visitor to Oak Ridge through the years; and by numerous nieces, nephews and other cousins.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by another brother and another sister, Stanley Gaither and Dessye Wayne McElroy.
The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 14, at Glenwood Baptist Church, 200 S. Alabama Road. The Rev. Brian Walls, pastor of Glenwood Baptist, and the Rev. Donna Gaither, director of training for the Methodist Discipleship Board, will officiate.
Burial will follow at Oak Ridge Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the church.
Martin Oak Ridge Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
Elizabeth Hawkins Laughlin
Oak Ridge resident
Elizabeth "Betty" Hawkins Laughlin, 86, of Oak Ridge, died Monday, March 11, 2002, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.
A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 14, at Oak Ridge Memorial Park. The Rev. Steve McDonald will officiate.
Memorial contributions may be made to Calvary Baptist Church, 163 N. Jefferson Circle, Oak Ridge, TN 37830.
Weatherford Mortuary is handling the arrangements.
Mariam Buckley Webb
Homemaker; active at Trinity United Methodist
Mariam Virginia Buckley Webb, 81, of Oak Ridge, died Wednesday, March 12, 2003, at NHC HealthCare, where she had been a resident since April 2002.
She was the widow of R. Elmo Webb, who died in October 1988.
Born May 20, 1921, in Belgrade, in Washington County, Mo., she was the daughter of Clara Alma Stephens and Fennell Parks Buckley, both now deceased. Mrs. Webb spent her early years in Flat River, Mo., where she attended school and worked in the family grocery store. She was a 1941 graduate of Flat River Junior College.
She and her husband were married on June 7, 1941. The Webb family moved to Oak Ridge in 1951, and Mrs. Webb lived most recently at 100 Montana Ave. and the Oak Ridge Retirement Center.
Mrs. Webb was a homemaker and an active member of Trinity United Methodist Church before her health declined. Within the church she held a variety of supporting roles such as assisting with meals for the Methodist Men's group, circle membership and providing programs for United Methodist Women, as well as serving as a nursery volunteer and as coordinator for church service greeters.
For many years she was a volunteer at NHC HealthCare, where she and others provided a weekly church service for residents.
An avid bridge player, Mrs. Webb played in several bridge clubs.
After her move to Oak Ridge, she became an active member of the Carbide Wives. Additionally, she spent several years as a volunteer Gray Lady at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.
Survivors include two daughters and three sons: Myra Webb Yancey and husband, D. Peyton, Broadway, Va., Vincent L. Webb and wife, Priscilla, Maiden, N.C., William P. Webb, Ashland, Va., Charlotte Webb Marshall and husband, Thomas, Bristol, R.I., and John S. Webb and wife, Marquetta, Oliver Springs. She is also survived by a brother, Kenneth Buckley and wife, Peggy, Farmington, Mo., and a number of nieces and nephews, including Timothy R. Hill, Clinton.
After raising her children, Mrs. Webb thoroughly enjoyed the role of grandparents. She is survived by 10 grandchildren, Jennifer Siever, Broadway, Va., Jessica Yancey, Woodstock, Va., Lara Liles, Angier, N.C., Kara Lillie, Newton, N.C., Travis Webb, Fuquay-Varina, N.C., Emily Webb and Will Webb, Doswell, Va., and Christopher Webb, Justin Webb and Ashley Webb, Oliver Springs; and five great-grandchildren, Noah Liles, Thomas Lillie, Kayla Lillie, Amanda Lillie and Lyndsay Webb.
In addition to her husband, Mrs. Webb was preceded in death by three sisters, Ethel Thomasson, Hazel Smith and Blanche Weible, and a brother, Herbert Buckley.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, March 14, at Trinity United Methodist Church. The Rev. Charles Mattson and the Rev. John Rhodes will officiate. Visitation will be at the church following the memorial service. There will be a private burial at Oak Ridge Memorial Gardens.
The family requests any memorials be in the form of donations to Trinity United Methodist Church, 320 Robertsville Road, Oak Ridge, TN 37830. Unless otherwise specified by the donor, memorials will be applied to the driveway-resealing fund.
Ingrid Charlotte Spalding
Former Oak Ridge resident
Ingrid Spalding, 68, formerly of Oak Ridge, died March 4, 2003, at her home in Mesa, Ariz.
Born March 1, 1935, in Stuttgart, Germany, she was the daughter of Wilhelm and Charlotte Ladig.
In 1950 Mrs. Spalding spent a year attending high school in Waseca, Minn., as an American Field Service (AFS) exchange student to the United States from Germany. It was during her year in Minnesota that she met the love of her life, her husband, Gary Spalding. They were married two years after she returned to Germany and began their life together in the United States.
In addition to her husband of 49 years, she is survived by her daughters, Linda Inscoe and husband, Terry, of Ross, Calif., and Nancy Getsi and husband, Jean, of Knoxville; her son, Craig Spalding and his companion, Debbie Jennings, of Chandler, Ariz.; grandchildren Jenna, Corey and Sarah Getsi, Joshua and Justin Inscoe, and Doug Schmidt; three sisters, Karin Wiesenrieder, Gudren Robida and Edeltraut Varil and husband, Albert; four brothers, Volker Ladig and wife, Sigrid; Wolfgang Ladig, Roland Ladig and wife, Gertrude, and Raimund Ladig and wife, Annette, all of Germany, as well as two sisters-in-law, Carol Pawlak and husband, Ron, of Milwaukee, and Mary Granger of Seattle; and two brothers-in-law, Bob Spalding and wife, Nancy, of Cape Cod, Mass., and Mark Spalding and wife, Shirley, of Prairie Lakes, Minn.; and many nieces and nephews in both Germany and the United States.
Bert and Ardelle Erickson, Bob and Donna Conger, and Effin and Vivian Graham, all of Oak Ridge, are very special longtime friends. After moving from Oak Ridge to Ann Arbor, Mich., Mrs. Spalding was a longtime employee of the University of Michigan and leaves many friends there to cherish her memory.
Mrs. Spalding's family described her as a loving and wonderful wife, mother and grandmother who will be greatly missed by all her family.
The family extends a special thank you to Dr. John Foust and Dr. Richard Parrish for the compassion and kindness they extended to Mrs. Spalding.
A memorial service for the family was held in Chandler, Ariz.