Former Oak Ridge resident
Kenneth Vickers of Montgomery, Ala., formerly of Oak Ridge, died Thursday, March 14, 2002, in Montgomery, shortly before his 75th birthday.
Mr. Vickers is survived by three daughters, Donna Troupe, Antionetta Sharp and her husband, Reginald, all of Oak Ridge, and Barbara Williams and her husband, Frank, of Montgomery; four sons, Kenneth Vickers and his wife, Patricia, of Boston, Mass., Frank Vickers and his wife, Jackie, of Nashville, Melvin Vickers and his wife, Cynthia, of Atlanta, Ga., and Michael Vickers and his wife, Linda, of Montgomery; a sister, Christine Kennedy of Boykin, Ala.; a nephew, Willie Cal Moore of Montgomery; 20 grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren.
The funeral was held in Montgomery.
Gorman Sylvester Hill
Retired from ORNL
Gorman Sylvester Hill, 77, of Oak Ridge, died Saturday, March 20, 1999, at his home.
Mr. Hill was retired after 37 years' service with Union Cabide Nuclear Division in the Health Physics Division of Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
Born in Whitley County, Ky., on Nov. 10, 1921, he was the son of G.S. and Nannie Johnson Hill. When he was 8 years old, he and his family moved to Pruden, Tenn.
Mr. Hill was a graduate of Lincoln Memorial University and the University of Tennessee.
He was a longtime active member of First Baptist Church. Mr. Hill was an avid reader and enjoyed tending flowers, his family said.
He is survived by his sister, Virginia Hill of Oak Ridge; his nephew, John Winchester and family; his nieces, Kathryn Germain and Judy Steen and their families; and his brother-in-law, Cecil V. Winchester of Oak Ridge.
The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 23, at First Baptist Church with the Rev. Larry Dipboye officiating.
Burial will be at Oak Ridge Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at the church.
The family requests any memorials be in the form of donations to First Baptist Church, 1101 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge, TN 37830.
Weatherford Mortuary is handling arrangements.
Mary Huckabey Spencer
Retired store assistant manager
Mary Elizabeth Huckabey Spencer, 58, of Oak Ridge, died Sunday, March 21, 1999, at her home.
Mrs. Spencer retired in 1982 from Howard Brothers Department Store, where she was the assistant manager.
She was born in Trenton, Tenn., on April 8, 1940, the daughter of Douglas E. Shepherd and Frances Elizabeth Plunkett Shepherd, who are deceased. She had been a longtime resident of Oak Ridge.
Her family said she enjoyed cooking very much and that her family and friends were her biggest interests.
She was of the Pentecostal religion.
Mrs. Spencer is survived by her husband, Max D. Pugh; two daughters, Terry Young of Coalfield, and Lora Martin of Knoxville; and two sons, Jay Huckabey of Coalfield, and Jeff Huckabey of Knoxville; three sisters, Sara Albornoz of Florida, Jessie Kribbs of Humboldt, and Wanda Lynn Cyphers-Capone of California; and three brothers, James Shepherd, Douglas Shepherd and David Shepherd, all of Florida.
She is also survived by her stepson, David B. Arbo of Knoxville; her grandchildren, Nicole Jones and Ashley Jones, and Paige Anne Huckabey, all of Coalfield, and Sterling Martin and Silver Martin, both of Coalfield; and her uncle, Richard Shepherd and his wife, Alice, of Coalfield.
Joe and Lillian Paehler of Oak Ridge were Mrs. Spencer's former father-in-law and mother-in-law.
The funeral will be at 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 23, in the chapel of Weatherford Mortuary with the Rev. Terry Mosley officiating.
According to her wishes, the body will be cremated.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the mortuary.
Myrtle W. Christopher
Former Clinton resident
Myrtle W. Christopher, 87, of Conyers, Ga., formerly of Clinton, died Saturday, March 20, 1999, in Conyers.
Mrs. Christopher is survived by two daughters, Dorothy Parrott of Knoxville and Mamie Collins of Conyers; and two sons, Marion Christopher of Indiana and John Christopher of Florida.
The funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 23, in the chapel of Anderson County Funeral Home in Clinton with the Rev. Troy Christopher officiating.
Burial will be at Sunset Cemetery in Clinton.
The family will receive friends from 9 to 10 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Jettie Beatrice Smith
Jettie Beatrice Smith, 86, of Andersonville, died Thursday, March 18, 1999, at Mariner Health of Norris.
Mrs. Smith was born in Union County on Sept. 24, 1912, the daughter of Enic and Jane Loy Hutchinson. She was a Methodist.
She is survived by her husband, Robert Smith; her son, Mack Smith and his wife, Linda, of Fairfield Glade; four grandchildren, Stanley, Brant, Melanie and William Smith; her great-grandson, Mavrick Smith; and by several nieces and nephews.
The funeral was held Saturday, March 20, in the chapel of Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton with the Rev. Clyde Grey and the Rev. Jimmy Davidson officiating.
Burial followed at Hutchinson Cemetery in Andersonville.
Harold Alburn Smith Sr.
Longtime Oak Ridge resident
Harold Alburn Smith Sr., 85, of Oak Ridge died Sunday, March 21, 1999, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.
Mr. Smith had been a resident of Oak Ridge since 1944, moving here from Henderson.
He was born in Enville, Tenn., on Feb. 27, 1914, the son of Joseph and Minnie Conder Smith.
Mr. Smith was a member of Glenwood Baptist Church where he had served as deacon, had taught Sunday school for many years, and was the church treasurer for two years.
He is survived by his wife, Avanelle Smith; two sons, Harold Smith Jr. of Oak Ridge, and Lemoyne Smith of Oliver Springs; three sisters, Irene Small of Las Vegas, Nev., Ruby Knapp of Nashville, and Bonise Haltom of Henderson; and two grandchildren, Harold A. Smith III of Chicago, Ill., and John Robert Smith of Oliver Springs.
Two brothers, Glen Smith of Nashville, and Joe Smith of Miami, Fla., died earlier.
A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 23, at Glenwood Baptist Church with the Rev. Charles Clark and the Rev. A.G. Dunnam officiating.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 24, at Oak Ridge Memorial Park.
Weatherford Mortuary is handling arrangements.
Charley Edward Foust
Piney Grove Baptist member
Charley Edward Foust, 86, of the Halls community, died Friday, March 19, 1999, at Mariner Health of Norris.
Mr. Foust was a member of Piney Grove Baptist Church in Anderson County.
He was a retired heavy equipment operator for the city of Wayne, Mich.
He was the son of William and Margaret Foust.
Mr. Foust is survived by his wife, Daisy Mae Foust of Knoxville; two sons, the Rev. Larry Foust and his wife, Joyce, of Clinton, and Charles David Foust and his wife, Patricia, of Fredericks, Va.; four grandchildren, Christopher D. Foust, Denise Palmer, Amy Phillips and Matthew Foust; his sister, Irene Riddings of Nashville; two brothers, Harvey Foust and Gene Foust, both of Clinton; and by several nieces and nephews.
His daughter, Wanda Faye Foust, another son, Kyle E. Foust, and two brothers, Andrew Foust and Tom Foust, died earlier.
The funeral was held Sunday night, March 21, in the chapel of Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton with the Rev. Moss Beets and the Rev. Kenneth Seeber officiating.
A graveside service was to be held at 10:30 this morning, March 22, at Woodhaven Memorial Gardens in Claxton.