Willard K. Burress
Willard K. Burress, 85, of Clinton, died Wednesday, March 14, 2001, at the home of his daughter in Nashport, Ohio.
Mr. Burress was born Aug. 12, 1915, in Campbell County, the son of Skip and Martha Patterson Burress.
He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and served in Normandy, the Rhineland and Central Europe. Mr. Burress received a Purple Heart and the Bronze Star.
He was retired from General Motors in Cleveland, Ohio, where he had worked as a machinist for more than 21 years.
Mr. Burress was a member of South Clinton Baptist Church.
His wife, Daisy Duncan Burress, died Nov. 5, 2000.
He is survived by his daughters, Sandra Burress Foust of Fairview Park, Ohio, and Pamela Sue Burress of Nashport; his grandson, E. Gordon Foust II and his wife, Virginia, of Brunswick, Ohio; his great-grandsons, E. Gordon Foust III, Gannon James Foust and Guy Alexander Foust; and his brother-in-law, Mikey Duncan of Clinton.
In addition to his wife and his parents, Mr. Burress was preceded in death by two sisters and a brother, Reba Burress Lowe, Helen Burress Zanolini and Carl Burress.
The funeral will be held at 8 tonight, March 16, in the chapel of Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton with the Rev. Dan Shultz officiating.
A graveside service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 17, at Woodhaven Memory Gardens in Claxton.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight at the funeral home.
Asa Tarwater Gentry
Retired Y-12 Plant employee
Asa Tarwater Gentry, 92, of Oak Ridge, died Saturday, March 13, 1999, at NHC HealthCare of Oak Ridge.
Mrs. Gentry was retired from Union Carbide Nuclear Division as an employee at the Oak Ridge Y-12 Plant.
She was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star and of Amaranth. She was a Methodist.
Her husband, William Gentry, died earlier.
Mrs. Gentry is survived by her sister, Stella Gregory; two brothers, Herman Tarwater and James Tarwater; three nieces, Susan Magas, Nancy Evans and Brenda Voltaggio; and two nephews, Bill Wilson and James Tarwater Jr.
A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 17, at Shiloh Cemetery in Pigeon Forge.
The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 this evening, March 16, at Atchley Funeral Home in Sevierville.
The family requests any memorials be in the form of donations to a charity of the donor's choice.
Lucy Christine Stooksbury
Lucy Christine Stooksbury, 93, of Andersonville, died Sunday, March 14, 1999, at her home.
Mrs. Stooksbury is survived by several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight, March 16, in the chapel of Anderson County Funeral Home in Clinton.
The funeral will follow at 8 p.m. The Rev. Ken Abbott will officiate.
A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 17, at Mount Pleasant Methodist Church Cemetery in Andersonville.
Duane Howard Turner
Retired electronics technician
Duane Howard Turner, 84, of Oak Ridge, died Monday, March 15, 1999, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.
Mr. Turner retired approximately 12 years ago as an electronics technician with the Atmospheric Turbulence Diffusion Laboratory.
Born in Polson, Mont., on Dec. 5, 1914, he was the son of Frederick and Elizabeth Patterson Turner.
He was a member of the American Association of Retired Persons.
Mr. Turner is survived by his wife, Margaret Turner; his son, Stephen Duane Turner of Oak Ridge; his daughter, Martha Lubet and her husband, Ronald Lubet, of Rockville, Md.; two sisters, Mildred Weatherby of St. Helens, Ore., and Betty Hilas of Garden Valley, Calif.; and two grandchildren, Michael Lubet and Katie Lubet, both of Rockville.
His grandson Joey Lubet died in 1994 and his brother, Leonard Turner, died in 1997.
In keeping with Mr. Turner's wishes, no service will be held. A private burial will be conducted at Anderson Memorial Gardens in Clinton.
The family requests any memorials be in the form of donations to the American Cancer Society, in care of Lee Costanzo, 103 Case Lane, Oak Ridge, TN 37830; or to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 6014, Oak Ridge, TN 37831.
Weatherford Mortuary is handling arrangements.
Billy Jack 'B.J.' Canupp
Former Lake City resident
Billy Jack "B.J." Canupp, 50, of Williamsburg, Ky., formerly of Lake City, died Sunday, March 14, 1999, at the University of Kentucky Hospital in Lexington.
Mr. Canupp is survived by five sisters, Willa McGhee of Lake City, Minnie Tinker of Coalfield, Geneva Heneger of Choctaw, Okla., Ruby Foust of Hixson, and Glenna Dunkle of LaVergne; and his brother, Arthur Canupp of Goddard, Kan.
A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 17, at Stanfield United Baptist Church Cemetery in Elk Valley.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight, March 16, at Cox-Martin Funeral Home in Lake City.
Robert Marion Roberts
Oak Ridge resident; North Carolina native
Robert Marion Roberts, 85, of 217 East Drive, died Thursday, March 13, 2003, at NHC HealthCare of Oak Ridge.
A native of Madison County, he was a son of Jack Jessie and Sally Davis Roberts, both now deceased. He was retired from American Enka after 33 years of service and was an Air Force veteran of World War II.
He is survived by his wife, Nona Shelton Roberts; a daughter, Gail Ferguson and her husband, Jim, of Oak Ridge; two grandsons, Royce Ferguson and his wife, Renee, and Brian Ferguson and his wife, Stephanie; one great-grandson, Gavin Ferguson and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral was held Saturday, March 15, in the Patton Avenue chapel of Groce Funeral Home in Asheville, N.C., with the Rev. Craig Shelton officiating. Burial was at Forest Lawn Memorial Park.
William Thomas McDuffee
Retired ORNL chemical engineer
William Thomas "Tom" McDuffee Jr., age 89, of Powell, formerly of Oak Ridge, died Saturday, March 15, 2003, at St. Mary's Health System in Knoxville.
He was born July 8, 1913, in Pensacola, Fla., the son of William T. McDuffee Sr. and Sarah Abigail Huie McDuffee, both now deceased.
He retired from Union Carbide Nuclear Division and worked as a chemical engineer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. After his retirement from Union Carbide, he worked another 17 years as a consultant with Science Applications International Corp.
He lived in Oak Ridge from 1952 until 2001. While in Oak Ridge, he was a 50-year member of the Kiwanis Club and of First Baptist Church. He also worked as a volunteer with Aid to Distressed Families of Anderson County.
After moving to Powell, he moved his church membership to the First Baptist Church in Powell.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mildred McDuffee, who died July 2, 2001.
He is survived by his wife of 14 months, Lois Harper Wright McDuffee; a daughter, Mary Ruth Greene and husband, Lomax, of Floral City, Fla.; stepdaughter, retired Lt. Col. Janet Wright and her husband, retired Lt. Col. Ray Latimer, of O'Fallon, Ill.; brother, Douglas McDuffee of Pensacola, Fla.; grandchildren, Laurel Rezes of Clearwater, Fla., and Brittany Ayers of Athens, Ga.; and great-grandsons, Tristan Rezes and Dakota Rezes of Clearwater, Fla.
A memorial service will be at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 18, 2003, at First Baptist Church in Oak Ridge with Rev. Larry Dipboye and Rev. Jerry Tallent officiating.
The family asks that any memorials be in the form of contributions to the First Baptist Church, 1101 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge, TN 37830.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the church.
Weatherford Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements.