Ashley Morrow Ayers-Smith
Associated with ORAU, Oak Ridge Playhouse
Ashley Morrow Ayers-Smith, 44, died Saturday, March 8, 2003, in her sleep at her home in Knoxville.
Born in Bristol, she formerly lived in Oak Ridge and was an alumna of Oak Ridge High School and the University of Tennessee. A lifelong Presbyterian, she was confirmed and married in the Episcopal Church of the Ascension, Knoxville. Her life callings encompassed education and stagecraft, acting and singing, writing and technical training, instructional design and Web design, even paralegal research.
She served in various capacities for Carson-Newman, the YWCA, Pellissippi State, Oak Ridge Associated Universities, Knoxville Catholic, Oak Ridge Playhouse and other local theatrical troupes, and several national corporate clients. She was an alumna of Oak Ridge High School and the University of Tennessee.
She is survived by her husband, Phillip Smith; her parents, Marilyn and Joel Ayers, Loudon County; her siblings, Curtis and Rita Ayers, Kingston, and April and Gary Lowery, Loudon County; her parents-in-law, Lorene and Norman Fourman, Spring City; her siblings-in-law, Donna and Douglas Findley, Clemson, S.C., James and Nancy Smith, Murfreesboro, and Col. Rickey and Margaret Smith, Newport News, Va.; her nieces, Jessica Lowery, Katherine Lowery, Carrie Ayers, Kendra Ayers and Amanda Smith; her nephews, Randall Lowery, Jason Cox, Daniel Smith, Jesse Smith and Curtis Smith; and her many loving aunts, uncles, cousins, newest family members, and truest friends. She is also survived by six of her many beloved feline and canine children.
A memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 16, at First Presbyterian Church, 653 Martel Road, Lenoir City, with the Rev. Marvin Randolph officiating. The family will receive friends starting from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the church.
Memorial gifts may be made to the Shelter Animals Rescue Group (SARG), in care of Sheila Norton, 107 W. Melbourne Road, Oak Ridge, TN 37830. East Tennessee Mortuary handled arrangements.
Kay Diane Shultz Lewelling
Former Claxton resident
Kay Diane Shultz Allen Lewelling, 56, of Seymour, a former resident of Claxton, died Monday, March 11, 2002, at her home.
She was the daughter of Samuel Turner and Ruby Lee King Shultz, who are deceased.
A Baptist, she formerly attended Riverview Baptist Church.
Mrs. Lewelling is survived by three sons, Brent Allen, David Allen and Bradley Allen and his wife, Tina, all of Claxton; a daughter, Rebecca Allen of Claxton; five granddaughters, Hope, Syra, Courtney, Shyanne and Nikki; and two grandsons, Slaton and Trey.
She is also survived by a brother, Larry Lee Shultz and his wife, Shirley, of Atlanta, Ga.; a sister, Carolyn S. Sharpe of Claxton; and numerous nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be held at 8 tonight, March 14, at Woodhaven Funeral Home in Claxton with Pastor Mike Petty officiating.
A graveside service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, March 15, at Oak Ridge Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight at the funeral home.
Joseph Preston Hagaman
Father of Powell residents
Joseph Preston Hagaman, 90, of Jonesboro, Ga., a former resident of Knoxville, died Tuesday, March 12, 2002, at the Veterans Hospital in Decatur, Ga.
Born April 18, 1911 in Knoxville, he was the son of John Preston and Jo Anna Leonard Hagaman, both now deceased.
He was formerly self-employed as an electrician and served in the United States Army.
Reading was among his interests. He was a Baptist.
Mr. Hagaman is survived by three daughters, Jo Ann Privott of Jonesboro, Ga., and Karen Sullivan and Sharon Ragsdale and her husband, William, all of Powell; a son, Thomas Hagaman and his wife, B.J., of Jonesboro; and by 10 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren.
His wife, Rosie Denton Hagaman, died in 1985, and another daughter, Jeannie Hagaman, also died earlier.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, March 15, at Oak Ridge Memorial Park.
Martin Oak Ridge Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Evon Meredith Lively
Y-12 Plant employee; Coalfield resident
Evon Meredith Lively, 59, of Coalfield, died Wednesday, March 12, 2003, at Fort Sanders Parkwest Medical Center in Knoxville.
Born April 8, 1943, in Campbell County, she was the daughter of Beeler Meredith and Ruby Wilson Meredith, both now deceased. She had lived in Coalfield since early childhood.
Before her illness, she worked at the Oak Ridge Y-12 Plant.
Mrs. Lively is survived by her husband, Benton Lively; a daughter and her husband, Angela and Ralph Isham of Coalfield; a son and his wife, Mitchell and Kimberly Lively of Oak Ridge; and three grandsons, Cody Lively, Seth Isham and Silas Isham.
She is also survived by her sister and her husband and two brothers and their wives, Virgie and George Lowe, and Mackie and Diane Meredith, all of Coalfield, and Hershel and Carol Meredith of Marrow, Ga.; a sister-in-law, Norma Meredith of Coalfield; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Winston Meredith.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 15, at the Thornton Cemetery in Coalfield with the Rev. Harold Duncan officiating.
The family requests that any memorials be in the form of donations to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105. They would like to thank friends, neighbors and area churches for their kindness and prayers during Mrs. Lively's illness.
Sharp Funeral Home in Oliver Springs is in charge of arrangements.
Kimberly Michelle Wakefield
Kimberly Michelle Wakefield, 25, of the Karns community in Knox County, died Monday, March 13, 2000, at her home.
Mrs. Wakefield was the daughter of Edward and Lisa Umlauf and of Sandra and Joe Lewandowski.
She was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Angwin, Calif.
In addition to her parents and step-parents, she is survived by her husband, Leslie Ray Wakefield; her children, Mikie Browne, Michelle Browne, Brandy Umlauf and Brandon Wakefield; her double first cousin, Donnie Bunch; and by several aunts and uncles, including an aunt she considered special, Donna Dodson.
The funeral was to be held at 3 this afternoon, March 15, in the chapel of McCarty-Martin Oak Ridge Funeral Home with Paul Boling, pastor of Knoxville Seventh-Day Adventist Church, officiating.
Burial was to follow at Lynch-Bethel Cemetery in Knox County. Leslie Ray Wakefield, Donnie Bunch, Robin Wakefield, Joe Lewandowski and Mikie Browne were to be pallbearers.
Walter Lynn Davis
Owner of drafting company
Walter Lynn Davis, 47, of Knoxville, died Monday, March 13, 2000, at his home of cancer.
Mr. Davis was the owner and operator of Walter Davis Association Drafting Co.
He was born in Knox County on March 4, 1953.
Mr. Davis was a member of Walridge Baptist Church of Knoxville and a member of Alpha Masonic Lodge No. 378 in Clinton.
He is survived by his daughter, Kimberly Harrell and her husband, Dallas, of Clinton; his granddaughter, Sedona Harrell of Clinton; his mother, Marge W. Davis of Clinton; his sister, Angela Poe and her husband, Phil, of Clinton; his brother, Kimble Davis and his wife, Cindy, of Lenoir City; and by several nieces and nephews.
Angela Miller of Knoxville was Mr. Davis' fiancée. Cory Miller is her son.
His father, Robert Davis, is deceased.
The funeral will be held at 8 p.m. Thursday, March 16, in the chapel of Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton with the Rev. Charles Whitson officiating.
A graveside service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, March 17, at Oak Ridge Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Jo Ann Lawson
Lake City resident
Jo Ann Lawson, 65, of Lake City, died Thursday, March 11, 1999, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.
Mrs. Lawson is survived by two sisters, Wanda Sharp and her husband, J.L. Sharp, of Lake City, and Iva Lee "Dood" Austin and her husband, B.A. Austin, of Andersonville; and her brother, Kenneth "K.O." Goodykoontz and his wife, Gail Goodykoontz, of Briceville.
The funeral was held Sunday, March 14, in the chapel of Cox-Martin Funeral Home in Lake City with the Rev. Don Martin and the Rev. Harvey Sherlin officiating.
Burial followed at Sulphur Springs Cemetery, Clinton.
Nathan Alan Minton
Grandson of Claxton residents
Nathan Alan Minton, 29, of Knoxville, died Sunday, March 12, 2000, in Knoxville.
Mr. Minton was a graduate of Tyner High School in Chattanooga and of Pellissippi State Technical Community College.
He is survived by his father, Gerald Minton of Chattanooga; his mother, Karen Mincey of Soddy-Daisy; his brothers, J. Shannon Minton of Chattanooga and Christopher Minton of Knoxville; his grandparents, T.C. and Jo Minton of Claxton; his great-grandmother, Minnie Minton of New Market; and his nephews, Miles Minton and Gage Minton, both of California.
The funeral will be held at 8 p.m. Friday, March 17, in the chapel of McCarty-Martin Oak Ridge Funeral Home.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 18, at Oak Ridge Memorial Park. Family and friends are requested to meet at the cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.