G. Duane Hopkins
Pioneer in research reactors
G. Duane "Hoppy" Hopkins, 64, of Clinton, died unexpectedly on Saturday, March 23, 2002, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.
Born in Habersham County, Ga., on March 15, 1938, he was the son of W.C. and Mary Hill Hopkins, who are deceased.
Mr. Hopkins retired in 1987 as manager of Parts Plus Auto Store in Oak Ridge. He also worked as a deputy sheriff for Anderson County and as a police officer for the city of Clinton for a number of years.
After retirement, he volunteered his time with Methodist Medical Center. His family said he also took a great deal of pride in the maintenance of his lawn.
Mr. Hopkins was a member of Claxton Church of Christ and the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge No. 25 of Anderson County, and of the Quality of Life Association.
He is survived by his wife, Jennie Dawson Hopkins; his children, Theresa Thomas of Lenoir City, Pam Hopkins of Panama City Beach, Fla., and Greg Hopkins and his wife, Melissa, and Judy Reed and her husband, Rob, all of Knoxville; and his sisters, Jeanette Triplett and her husband, Tom, of Claxton and Lois Newton and her husband, Harold, of Knoxville.
Mr. Hopkins is also survived by four grandchildren, Lauren Christie of Lenoir City, and Lindsey Reed, Karah Hopkins and Caleb Hopkins, all of Knoxville; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two other sisters, Geneive Welborn and Marlene Leffew.
The funeral will be held at 8 tonight, March 25, in the chapel of Weatherford Mortuary with Tim Forline officiating.
A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 26, at Oak Ridge Memorial Park. Bill Shorter, Clifton Melton, Barry Scarborough, George Cagley, Jerry Stevens, Danny Stevens, Billy Welborn and Raymond Willis have been named honorary pallbearers.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight at the mortuary.
Aubrey M. Hatmaker
Aubrey M. Hatmaker, 80, of Caryville, died Saturday, March 23, 2002 at Hermitage Gardens Health Care in Oak Ridge.
She is survived by two daughters, Annette Leinart and Sandy Cox, and her husband, Jake, all of Lake City; three sisters, Jean McCulley, Jewell Jones, and Polly Keene; a brother, J. Will Jones; four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be held at 8 tonight, March 25, 2002, in the chapel of Cox-Martin Funeral Home in Lake City with the Rev. Rick Teague and Gene Wright officiating. An Eastern Star Memorial Service will be conducted by the Coal Creek Eastern Star, Chapter No. 226, prior to the funeral.
Burial will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 26, 2002, at the Campbell Memorial Gardens in LaFollette.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight at the funeral home.
Retired ORNL physicist
Lincoln Jung, 70, of Oak Ridge, died Friday, March 22, 2002, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge after a long battle with cancer.
He was born Dec. 31, 1931. in Kannapolis, N.C., the son of Daniel and Lee She Jung.
Mr. Jung graduated from Davidson College in Davidson, N.C., and received his master's degree in nuclear physics from the University of Tennessee. He was also a graduate of the Oak Ridge School of Reactor Technology.
He was a veteran of the United States Army and retired with the rank of lieutenant colonel from the U.S. Army Reserve.
Mr. Jung was a physicist and retired in 1944 from Oak Ridge National Laboratory, where he worked for 38 years.
He was a member of First Baptist Church. His family said he enjoyed photography, fishing, traveling and gardening.
Mr. Jung is survived by his wife of 45 years, Vivian Honeycutt Jung; his daughters, Dr. Lee Carder and her husband, Dr. John Carder, and Caroline Badgett and her husband, Ross, all of Knoxville; a granddaughter, Sarah Ann Badgett of Knoxville; his brothers, Newmoon Jung and his wife, Dobbie, of Kannapolis, Dr. James M. Jung and his wife, Pat, of Buies Creek, N.C., Kineson "Sonny" Jung and his wife, Chat, of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., and Walker Jung and his wife, Penny, of Baltimore, Md.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
The funeral was to be held at 2 this afternoon, March 25, in the chapel of Weatherford Mortuary with the Rev. Larry Dipboye officiating.
Burial was to follow at Oak Ride Memorial Park, with members of the East Tennessee Veterans Honor Guard conducting full military rites.
The family requests that any memorials be in the form of donations to a charity of the donor's choice.
The family was to receive friends from noon to 2 this afternoon at the mortuary.
Juanita Garner Vannoy
Has Oak Ridge relatives
Juanita Garner Vannoy, 87, of Knoxville, died Thursday, March 21, 2002, at her home.
Mrs. Vannoy was the widow of Gene Vannoy. She was a Baptist.
She is survived by her daughters, Wanda McNatt of Arkansas, Delena Akers of Knoxville and Arrawanna Anderson and her husband Don, of California; three sisters, Loretta Beberstein, Laquitta Daniels and Eloise Star, and a brother, Unis Garner, all of Texas; and five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, many in the Oak Ridge area.
The funeral will be held at 7 tonight, March 25, at Rose Mortuary, Mann Heritage Chapel, 6200 Kingston Pike, Knoxville. The Rev. Alan Smith will officiate.
Family and friends are to meet by 12:45 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, at Sweetwater Memory Gardens for a graveside service to be conducted at 1 p.m.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 tonight at the mortuary.
Willard Eugene Rodgers
Former ORNL technical publications supervisor
Willard Eugene Rodgers, 77, of Knoxville, died Monday, March 24, 2003, at Autumn Health Care in Knoxville.
He was born March 2, 1926, in Roane County, the son of Bronce E. and Bell Henderson Rodgers, who died earlier.
Mr. Rodgers served in World War II with the U.S. Navy.
He worked for nine years with the Atomic Energy Commission before going to work for Union Carbide Nuclear Division, where he worked from 1955 to 1986. For most of his career, he served as the supervisor of the composition section of the Technical Publications Department at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. During his tenure, his section contributed to many publications that won local and national awards in Society for Technical Communication competitions.
Mr. Rodgers was active in New Life Church of the Nazarene.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Helen Elizabeth Fultz.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Nonavea Bunch Rodgers; a son, Dr. Larry Rodgers (we use titles in obits) and his wife, Linda; daughters, Deborah Bond, and her husband, David, and Donna Bullen and her husband, Gary; brothers, James E. Rogers and his wife, Martha, and John Rodgers and his wife, Ruth.
He is also survived by seven grandchildren, Bronce Rodgers, Spencer Rodgers, Lauren Rodgers, Chris Bond, Bradley Bond, Ryan Dobbs and Aubrey Rogers; and by three great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be held at 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 26, 2003, at the New Life Church of the Nazarene with the Rev. Tim Fields and L. P. Ford officiating.
A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 27, at Oak Ridge Memorial Park.
The family asks that any memorials be in the form of contributions to the Alzheimer's Association, 2200 Sutherland Ave., Knoxville, TN
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the church.
Weatherford Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements.
Walter Lacy 'Dub' Harness
Retired iron worker, Clinton resident
Walter Lacy "Dub" Harness, 68, of Clinton, died Saturday, March 22, 2003, at his residence.
He was a retired iron worker and was a member of the Iron Workers Local Union No. 384. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran, who served in the Vietnam War. He was a member of Charity Baptist Church. Born June 5, 1934, in Anderson County, he enjoyed fishing as a hobby and loved spending time with his grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his son, Lynn Harness, and his father, Hubert Harness.
Mr. Harness is survived by his wife of 49 years, Kaye Harness; daughters, Cindy Knott and husband, Jeff, of Lake City, and Kelly Wilson and husband, Terry, of Clinton; grandchildren, Gracie and Samuel Knott and Kalee and Jacob Wilson; his mother, Stella McDaniel; his mother-in-law, Ruth Pebley of Clinton; a sister, Betty Kelly and husband, Jack, of Clinton; and several nieces and nephews.
Bill Miller of Clinton is considered a special friend.
A memorial service will be at 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 25, 2003, in the chapel of Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton with the Rev. Charles Cook officiating.
A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 26, at Sunset Cemetery in Clinton. The Campbell County Honor Guard will conduct military rites.
The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
The family requests that 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.