Tami Dawn Ashley
Community activist, pharmacist
Tami Dawn Ashley, 42, of Oak Ridge, died Monday, March 18, 2002 at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.
She was born Aug. 23, 1959, in High Point, N.C. She had lived in Oak Ridge since 1982, moving here from Blacksburg, Va.
Mrs. Ashley had served on the boards of directors of the Boys Club of Oak Ridge, the Atomic City Aquatic Club and Creative Play. She was also affiliated with the Oak Ridge Academy of Dance.
She worked as a pharmacist with several of the area's drugstores. Her family said she had a great love for her children and her work and she had a great sense of humor.
She was a Lutheran.
Mrs. Ashley is survived by her husband, Charles "Chuck" Robert Ashley; her son, Seth Taylor Ashley, a third grader at Linden Elementary School; her daughter, Chloe Lauren Ashley, a sixth grader at Robertsville Middle School; her parents, John and Judith Greene Edwards of Hickory, N.C.; and her brothers, Tommy Little and his companion, Brenda Marshburn, of Hickory, and Darrin Little and his wife, Kathryn, and Brian Edwards and his wife, Renee, all of Charlotte, N.C.
She is also survived by her mother-in-law, Clara Ashley, and her brother-in-law, Byron Ashley and his wife, Donna, all of Owensboro, Ky.
The family had a private memorial service at Weatherford Mortuary with the Rev. Jack Sills officiating.
A Celebration of Life will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 21, in the Club Room of the Oak Ridge Mall. The family welcomes and encourages anyone who knew her to attend.
The family asks that any memorials be in the form of donations to the Boys Club of Oak Ridge, P.O. Box 4021, Oak Ridge, TN 37831; or to the American Cancer Society, c/o Lee Costanzo, 103 Case Lane, Oak Ridge, TN 37830.
A.E. Griffith Bates Sr.
Former Oak Ridge resident
A.E. Griffith Bates Sr., 95, of Riverside, Calif., formerly of Oak Ridge and retired from Union Carbide Nuclear Division, died Sunday, March 3, 2002, at Air Force Village West in Riverside.
Mr. Bates is survived by his wife of 72 years, Mary Bates; his son, A.E. Griffith Bates Jr. of Washington, D.C.; his daughter, Patricia Simun of Los Angeles, Calif.; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were private.
Miller-Jones Mortuary in Hemet, Calif., handled the arrangements.
Frances L. Long
Mother of Sue Clendenen
Frances L. Long, 86, of Metropolis, Ill., died Tuesday, March 19, 2002, at Western Baptist Hospital in Metropolis.
Mrs. Long was a member of First Baptist Church in Metropolis.
She was the widow of Wallace H. Long.
She is survived by two daughters, Sue Clendenen and her husband, Buford, of Clinton, and Dorothy Kennedy and her husband, Bill, of Metropolis; one grandson, Mark Kennedy and his wife, Debbie, of Metropolis; and two sisters, Edith Stockton and Mary Anderson, both of Metropolis.
Mrs. Long is also survived by one stepdaughter, Frances McNeil of Phoenix, Ariz.; one stepson, Maurice Long and his wife, Patricia, of Benton, Ill.; two great-grandchildren, Jennifer Kennedy and Christopher Kennedy, both of Metropolis; seven step-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, John and Iva Casper Sanders; four sisters, Helen White, Mona Lee Franklin, Lewanda Butterfield and Ruth Witt; and two brothers, Robert Sanders and Joe Sanders.
The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, March 22, at First Baptist Church in Metropolis with the Rev. Louis Brinker officiating.
Burial will follow at the IOOF Cemetery in Metropolis.
The family requests any memorials be in the form of donations to the American Cancer Society, 805 W. Deyoung Street, Suite B, Marion, IL 62959; or First Baptist Church, 516 Girard Street, Metropolis, IL 62960.
The family will receive friends after 5 p.m. Thursday, March 21, at Miller Funeral Home in Metropolis, and also from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday at the church.
Virginia K. Hull
First Presbyterian member
Virginia King Hull, 85, of Oak Ridge, died Tuesday, March 20, 2001 at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.
Born Feb. 5, 1916 in Ivanhoe, Va., she was the daughter of Rosalee Jones and Emmett Asbury King.
Mrs. Hull was a homemaker and a member of First Presbyterian Church. She was also a lifetime member of Knoxville's Friends of the Zoo. She enjoyed gardening, doing needlework and bird watching.
She was the widow of C.C. Hull, who died Feb. 16, 1991.
Mrs. Hull is survived by her sons, Samuel Lee Hull and his wife, Mary Ann, of Oak Ridge, and Ronnie Hull and his wife, Faye, of Kingston; and her daughters, Barbara Prewett and her husband, Powell, and Yolanda Briggs and her husband, Bill, all of Oak Ridge, and Mary Lou Wadley and her husband, Larry, of Chattanooga.
She is also survived by 10 grandchildren, Connie Hull of Knoxville, Theresa Bradley and Patrick Hull and his wife, Patty, all of Cookeville, Kelly Moore and her husband, Steve, and Jasmine Brown and her husband, Mark, all of Kingston, Ericka Peckinpaugh and her husband, Israel, of Chattanooga, Stephany Kinnick and her husband, Dub, of Oceanside, Calif., Kimberly Russell and her husband, Max, of Hershey, Pa., John Bradley of Pennsylvania and Heather Bradley of Oak Ridge; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Betty Braden of Lake City was considered a very special friend.
In addition to her husband and her parents, Mrs. Hull was preceded in death by a grandson, Scott Hedrick.
The funeral will be held at 8 p.m. Thursday, March 22, in the chapel of Weatherford Mortuary with the Rev. Larry Dipboye officiating.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, March 23, at Anderson Memorial Gardens, Oliver Springs Highway, Clinton.
The family requests that any memorials be in the form of donations to the American Lung Association, 109 Northshore Drive, Knoxville, TN 37919.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the mortuary.
Andrew 'Drew' Sega
St. Mary's graduate, UTC senior
Andrew "Drew" Therold Sega, 22, of Oak Ridge, died Tuesday, March 19, 2002 in Chattanooga.
He was born Oct. 12, 1979, in Oak Ridge, the son of Gary Andrew Sega and Marsha White Sega. His father is retired from Oak Ridge National Laboratory and his mother is a teacher at St. Mary's School.
Mr. Sega is a 1994 graduate of St. Mary's School and a 1998 graduate of Knoxville Catholic High School. He was a senior at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga where he was majoring in psychology.
His family said he loved the outdoors, especially hiking and fishing. He had plans to hike part of the Appalachian Trail with friends after graduation.
He also loved music and delighted in playing the guitar in his band, Honky Toast. His family said friends were always a big part of his life. He had recently said "how you treat other people is the most important thing in life."
In addition to his parents, Mr. Sega is survived by his brother, Matthew Sega of Knoxville; his sister, Lauren Sega of Oak Ridge; his maternal grandmother, Dorothy White of Baton Rouge, La.; his aunts, Dorothy White of Baton Rouge and Karen Cumberledge and her husband, Bob, of Eastlake, Ohio; and his cousins, Ben White of Baton Rouge and Ronnie, Mark, Bobby and John Cumberledge, all of Eastlake.
Justin Olszewski was considered a special friend from grade school through high school, and he was his roommate at UTC.
Mr. Sega was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Therold D. White; his paternal grandparents, Mary and Andrew Sega; and by a sister, Betsy Sega, who died in 1978.
The funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, March 22, at St. Mary's Catholic Church with the Rev. Michael Woods officiating.
Burial will follow at Oak Ridge Memorial Park.
The family requests any memorials be in the form of donations to St. Mary's School, 323 Vermont Avenue, Oak Ridge, TN 37830.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight, March 21, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, with a Rosary at 8 p.m.
Weatherford Mortuary is handling the arrangements.
John H. Wheeler
Brother of Marion Wheeler
John H. Wheeler, 73, of Hermitage, formerly of Oak Ridge and formerly employed at Union Carbide, died Sunday, March 10, 2002.
Mr. Wheeler is survived by his wife of 49 years, Juanita Wheeler; his daughter, Kathy Johnson and her husband Mike; two sons, Rick Wheeler and his wife Shirley, and David Wheeler and his wife Debbie; his brother, Marion A. Wheeler of Clinton; his sisters, Anne Shutt and Jewell Copeland; and by six grandchildren.
The funeral was held Wednesday, March 13, at Tulip Grove Baptist Church in Hermitage with the Rev. David Wheeler and Dan Milliken officiating.
Burial was at Cookeville City Cemetery. Pallbearers were Jake Wheeler, Tery Kane, Toby Johnson, Eli Hosse, Tom Wheeler, Hugh Kinser, Jonathan Stout, Trent Stout, Mike Shutt, Kenny Shutt, Steve Shutt and Jim Mitchell. Honorary pallbearers were the Tennessee Department of Labor/Elevator inspectors, members of Mount Juliet Lions Club, McWhertsville Masonic Lodge No. 375, West Wilson Big Brothers and deacons of Hickory Hills Baptist Church.
The family requests any memorials be in the form of donations to Mount Juliet Lions Club.
Hermitage Funeral Home handled the arrangements.