Stella Hooks Braden
Oldest member of Indian Bluff Baptist Church
Stella Hooks Braden, 91, of Briceville, died Tuesday, March 18, 2003, at the Lake City Health Care Center.
She was born July 17, 1911, in Anderson County to Bratcher and Ann Elizabeth Hooks.
She was the oldest member of Indian Bluff Baptist Church. Her family said she was a devoted mother, grandmother and aunt. She enjoyed family get-togethers, flowers, quilting, listening to music and her many pets.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William Riley Braden; two daughters, Lorene Braden and Barbara Daugherty; one son, Kenneth Braden; grandchildren, Angela Braden and Michael Braden; four brothers, Harvey Hooks, Floyd Hooks, Willie Hooks and Jimmy Hooks and one sister, Lustre Hooks Braden.
Survivors include two daughters, Evelyn Gibson of Briceville and Maxie and J.L. Sharp of Lake City; five sons and daughters-in-law, Houston Braden, of Halls, W.R. "Dub" and Brenda Braden, Eddie and Brenda Braden, Donnie and Pat Braden all of Briceville and Tom and Pam Braden of Lake City; two sons-in-law, Junior Daugherty and Larry Beam, both of Briceville; two daughters-in-law, Rose Braden, of Maryville, and Della Braden, of Briceville; 24 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; a brother-in-law, Issac Braden, of Briceville; a sister-in-law, Rosie Caughorn, of Rockford; many special nieces, nephews and extended family members. She also leaves special friends Johnny and Rhodey Randolph, of Briceville.
The funeral will be 2 p.m. Thursday, March 20, at Indian Bluff Baptist Church with the Rev. Johnny Randolph and the Rev. Wayne Phillips officiating. Burial will follow at the Indian Bluff Cemetery in Briceville.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Hatmaker Funeral Home.
James Edgar Ward Sr.
Member of Clinch River Baptist Church
James Edgar Ward Sr., 65, of Clinton, died Wednesday, March 17, 2004, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.
He was a member of Clinch River Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Earl Franklin Ward Sr. and Hazel Norman Ward; his wife, Mary Lena Ward; three brothers, Paul Ward, Arthur Ward and Claude Ward; and by a sister, Mary Ruth Carner.
Mr. Ward is survived by two sons, James Ward Jr., of Knoxville, and Marvin Ward and wife, Karen, of California; his daughter, Hazel Ruth Garrison, of California; three sisters, Kathleen Ward, Hazel Scott and Grace Irene Miller, all of Greenville; three brothers, Earl Ward Jr. and wife, Virginia, and Bob Ward and wife, Mary Dale, all of Georgia, and the Rev. Don Ward and wife, Judy, of Clinton; his sister-in-law, June Ward, of Knoxville; and by several nieces, nephews and grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 8 p.m. Friday, March 19, 2004, in the chapel of Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton with the Rev. Tom Byrge and the Rev. Don Ward officiating.
Burial will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 20, at Blowing Springs Cemetery in Clinton.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
John W. Ellison Jr.
Retired home builder
John W. Ellison Jr., 83, of Oak Ridge, died Thursday morning, March 18, 1999, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.
Mr. Ellison had worked at the Oak Ridge Y-12 Plant as a general foreman. He also worked as a local home builder until his retirement.
He was born in Corbin, Ky., on Oct. 13, 1915, the son of John W. Ellison Sr. and Laura Barton Ellison. He was a Methodist.
Mr. Ellison came to Oak Ridge during World War II but returned to Corbin after the war. He came back to Oak Ridge in 1953 to work at the Y-12 Plant.
He is survived by his wife, Helen K. Ellison; his son, Thomas W. Ellison, M.D., and his wife, Charlene, of Columbus, Ga.; two grandsons, John W. Ellison III and Matthew T. Ellison; his granddaughter, Laura A. Ellison; and several nieces and nephews, including David Ellison, Elaine, Randy and Richard McLendon, and John David King.
A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 20, at Oak Ridge Memorial Park with the Rev. Walter Willis officiating.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight, March 19, at McCarty-Martin Oak Ridge Funeral Home.
Harold W. Sherrod
Former Oak Ridge resident
Harold W. Sherrod, 88, of Knoxville, died Thursday, March 18, 1999, at his home.
Mr. Sherrod was a former resident of Oak Ridge and a former employee of Union Carbide Nuclear Division. He left Oak Ridge in 1960. He was a charter member of First Baptist Church and had served as a Sunday school teacher, Sunday school superintendent and deacon.
After a brief period in Jackson, Miss., he moved to Chattanooga and lived there until 1997. He was a member of Chattanooga First Baptist Church for almost 40 years.
He retired from the Tennessee Valley Authority. Most of his working years were spent in developing and implementing management training programs, his family said.
Mr. Sherrod was born in Morristown, the son of George Washington Sherrod Jr. and Maggie Roach Sherrod. He moved to Knoxville to attend the University of Tennessee from which he graduated in 1935 with a bachelor of arts degree in liberal arts. While at UT, he was a member of the track team, T Club and Alpha Tau Omega fraternity.
His family said he was a loving, compassionate father, and a friend who was loved by all who knew him.
His wife of 65 years, Jane Dance Sherrod, died Sunday, March 14. In addition to his wife and parents, three brothers, Vincent Sherrod, Jack Sherrod and Fred Sherrod, died earlier.
Mr. Sherrod is survived by his son, Joe D. Sherrod and his wife, Ellen, of Knoxville; his daughter, Sandra Sherrod Springfield and her husband, Carlos, of Mims, Fla.; five grandchildren, Craig Rodney Springfield and his wife, Cathy, of Reston, Va., Robert Allen Moneymaker of Oak Ridge, Joseph Scott Sherrod and his wife, Mary, of Knoxville, William Brett Sherrod and his wife, Karen, of Atlanta, Ga., and Ashley Brouke McNabb of Oak Ridge.
He is also survived by nine great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild, and several nieces and nephews.
Graveside services were held Thursday, March 18, at Lynnhurst Cemetery, Knoxville.
The family requests any memorials be in the form of donations to the Alzheimer's Association, East Tennessee Chapter, 1924 Alcoa Highway, Knoxville, TN 37920, or to a charity of the donor's choice.
The Lynnhurst-Greenwood Chapel of Berry Funeral Home, Knoxville, handled arrangements.
Marion Hope Erwin
Former auditor, Mary Kay consultant
Marion Hope Erwin, 77, of Oak Ridge, died Friday, March 17, 2000, at NHC HealthCare of Oak Ridge.
Mrs. Erwin was a graduate of Knoxville Business College and had worked for several years as an auditor at the Alexander Motor Inn. She was also a consultant for Mary Kay Cosmetics for many years.
She was born in Knoxville on Nov. 22, 1922, the daughter of James F. and Agnes Klein Ellenburg, who are deceased.
She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, the Arissa Garden Club, Toastmasters International, the Oak Ridge Community Playhouse and local bridge clubs.
She was the widow of Joseph H. Erwin, who died Feb. 17, 1998.
Mrs. Erwin is survived by her sons, Joseph R. Erwin of Oak Ridge and Steven M. Erwin and his wife, Andrea Maki, of San Antonio, Texas; two brothers, Robert Ellenburg and his wife, Libby, of Mosheim and Ken Ellenburg of Colorado Springs, Colo.; her sister, Jean Highsmith and her husband, Eugene, of Greeneville; and her grandson, Kyle Maki Erwin of San Antonio.
Another brother, Ernest Ellenburg, died earlier.
The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 22, in the chapel of Weatherford Mortuary.
Burial will follow at Woodhaven Memorial Gardens in Claxton.
The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 21, at the mortuary.
Charles Edward Seiber
Retired K-25 truck driver
Charles Edward Seiber, 79, of Oliver Springs, died Friday, March 17, 2000, at his home.
Mr. Seiber retired in 1979 as a truck driver at the Oak Ridge K-25 Site.
He was born in Briceville on Oct. 16, 1920, the son of Henry Edward and Mattie Braden Seiber. He had lived all his life in this area.
Mr. Seiber was a member of Kellytown Baptist Church in Oliver Springs.
He is survived by his wife, Rosa Armes Seiber; four daughters, Rosa Lee Lard and her husband, Kenneth, of Cleveland, Tenn., Beatrice Duncan and her husband, Clifford, of Oliver Springs, Dianna Bridges and her husband, David, of Harriman and Patty Fritts and her husband, Dean, of Coalfield; and his son, Billy Fuller and his wife, Judy, of Chattanooga.
Mr. Seiber is also survived by his sister, Florence Duncan of Oliver Springs; two brothers, Dennis Seiber and his wife, Thelma, and Ralph Seiber and his wife, Audrey, all of Oliver Springs; and by 11 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
A granddaughter Karen Duncan, and a great-granddaughter, Elysia Hope Bridges, died earlier.
The funeral was to be held at 2 this afternoon, March 20, at Kellytown Baptist Church in Oliver Springs with the Rev. Tommy Hensley officiating.
Burial was to follow at Anderson Memorial Gardens, Oliver Springs Highway, Clinton.
Sharp Funeral Home in Oliver Springs is handling arrangements.
Frances Wilder Long
Poplar Creek Baptist member
Frances Mae Wilder Long, 58, of Clinton, died Thursday, March 16, 2000, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.
Mrs. Long was a member of Poplar Creek Baptist Church of Clinton.
She was born Feb. 3, 1942, in Calvert City, Ky., the daughter of Paul Edward and Jewel Mae Ashlock Wilder, who are deceased.
Her family described her as a devoted wife and a loving mother and grandmother.
Mrs. Long is survived by her husband, Herman L. Long; her daughter, Sherri Long Moore and her husband, Bradley, of Clinton; three sons, Mark Long, Roger Long and Charles Long and his wife, Lisa, all of Clinton; and two grandchildren, Amanda Long and Cameron Moore.
She is also survived by five brothers, George Wilder and Milton Wilder and his wife, Carolyn, all of Clinton, Edward Ray Wilder and his wife, Collen, of Austin, Texas, Billy Wilder and his wife, Pat, of Claxton and David Wilder and his wife, Geraldine, of Harriman; five sisters, Mildred Weaver of Clinton, Louise Dennis and her husband, Berkley, of Oak Ridge, Elizabeth Fraker and her husband, Glen, and Betty Hewitt and her husband, Lynn, all of Claxton, and Patricia Kanipes of Maryville; and by several nieces and nephews.
Two other brothers, James Wilder and Luther Clinton Wilder, died earlier.
The funeral was held Sunday night, March 19, at Poplar Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. Bill Dawson and the Rev. Luke Kidwell officiating.
A graveside service was to be held at 10:30 this morning, March 20, at Grandview Memorial Gardens in Clinton.
Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton handled arrangements.