William E. Johnson
Lake City resident
William E. Johnson, 66, of Lake City, died Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2002, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.
Mr. Johnson is survived by his wife, Anna White Johnson; two sons, William E. Johnson Jr. and his wife, Sharon, of Maryland, and John E. Johnson and his wife, Peggy, of Carnsville, Ga.; two brothers, Charles S. Johnson and his wife, Margaret, of Jackson, and John E. Johnson and his wife, Lobeda, of Romney, W.Va; five sisters, Martha E. Larforce of Cleveland, Ohio, Judy Cefalo, also of Ohio, Phillis J. Childers of Lancaster, Pa., Mary K. Rager of Vindale, Pa., and Easther Lee Chapman, also of Pennsylvania; and eight grandchildren.
The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, at Brown's Flat Baptist Church in Briceville. The Rev. Jason McKamey and Jay Braden will officiate.
Burial will follow at the church cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 tonight, Jan. 4, at Cox-Martin Funeral Home in Lake City.
Nancy Samantha McNeil
Sister of area residents
Nancy Samantha McNeil, 88, of Jacksonville, Fla., formerly of the Mackey Bend community of Jacksonville, died Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2002, at the home of her sister in Jacksonville.
Born Aug. 28, 1913, in King, Ky., she was the daughter of Joel and Gerdie Pope McNeil.
Ms. McNeil had been a resident of Jacksonville since 1948. She was a retired bookkeeper and a former member of the American Business Women's Association.
She was also a member of Westside Baptist Church and the Faith Sunday School Class.
She is survived by three sisters, Arnetta Crabtree of Norris, Mabel Lee of Jacksonville and Thelma Davis of Macclenny, Fla.; one brother, Oscar McNeil and his wife, Nina, of Oak Ridge; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Sylvia Freeman, and three brothers, Howard McNeil, Glendon McNeil and Letcher McNeil.
A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, at the Barbourville Cemetery in Barbourville, Ky., with the Rev. Shane Nickell officiating. Pallbearers will be family and friends.
Friends may call after 1 p.m. Saturday at Knox Funeral Home in Barbourville.
The family requests that any memorials be in the form of donations to the Community Hospice of Northeast Florida.
Leon A. Meade
Retired Union Carbide employee
Leon A. Meade, 74, of the Midway community near Kingston, died Wednesday evening, Jan. 2, 2002, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.
After 30 years, Mr. Meade had retired from Union Carbide Nuclear Division. He had worked at the Oak Ridge K-25 Site, the Oak Ridge Y-12 Plant and Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
He had also been a dairy farmer for many years.
Mr. Meade was a past master of Union Masonic Lodge No. 38 F&AM. He was also a York Rite Mason, a Scottish Rite Mason and a member of the Kerbela Temple.
He was a Baptist.
Mr. Meade is survived by his wife, Rebecca Ellis Meade; his daughter, Vikki Hatfield and her husband, Ray; his sons, David Meade and D.W. Harris and his wife, Clarice, all of Kingston; his grandchildren, Tish Harris, Byron Hatfield, Theron Hatfield, Jennifer Hatfield and Raylene Edwards and her husband, Mike; and his great-grandchildren, Dani Osborne and Jesse Edwards.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Nettie Christian Meade; his grandparents, Zollie and Delia Christian; and an aunt, Lydia Chester.
The funeral will be held at 8 tonight, Jan. 4, in the chapel of Click Funeral Home in Lenoir City with the Rev. Wayne Province officiating.
A graveside service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, at Kingston Memorial Gardens in Kingston.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:45 tonight at the funeral home.
James Arthe Weldon
Retired chemical operator
James Arthe Weldon, 80, of Oak Ridge, died Sunday, Jan. 3, 1999, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.
Mr. Weldon retired from Union Carbide Nuclear Division in 1983 as a chemical operator at the Oak Ridge Y-12 Plant.
He was born in Giles County on May 6, 1918, the son of James Lewis and Mary Clinton Weldon. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
Mr. Weldon was a member of Glenwood Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Marjorie Weldon; his daughter, Margaret Woody and her husband, Gene, of Oak Ridge; his stepdaughter, Martha Green and her husband, Doug, of Asheville, N.C.; two sisters, Mattie Will Clem and her husband, Woodrow, of Elkmont, Ala., and Cleo Green and her husband, Bernard, of Dyersburg; two grandchildren, Chris Woody of Nashville and Bobby Woody of Oak Ridge; five step-grandchildren, Meredith Green, Allison Green, Malinda Conger, Stephen Conger and Sarah Conger; and by several nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be held at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 5, in the chapel of Weatherford Mortuary with the Rev. Herbert Lee officiating.
A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 6, at Oak Ridge Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the mortuary.
Edna Lillian Mantz
Faith Lutheran member
Edna Lillian Mantz, 83, of Oak Ridge, died Friday, Jan. 1, 1999, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.
Mrs. Mantz was a member of Faith Lutheran Church and was present at the church's dedication. She was confirmed in German at Immanuel Lutheran Church and Church School.
She was active in the Faith Lutheran Retirees as well as the Golden Agers, a community-wide retirees group that meets monthly at New Salem Baptist Church.
She was born in Tilsit, Mo., on March 30, 1915, the daughter of Herman A. and Caroline Hauenschild Fluegge.
Mrs. Mantz worked at the Veach Baby Shoe Factory in 1941 in Missouri and during World War II worked at Small Arms Co., where she made .30-caliber shells and torpedoes.
She and her husband, Ernest W. Mantz, came to Oak Ridge in 1951 when he began employment with Union Carbide Nuclear Division at the Oak Ridge Y-12 Plant. A year and a half later, the couple moved to Fredericktown, Mo., and operated a restaurant/truck stop.
A year later, the couple moved to Clinton when Mr. Mantz accepted a job at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
In Clinton, they raised registered Angus cattle and won several grand championships at the Anderson County Fair. Mrs. Mantz was a community correspondent for the Clinton Courier News, covering the areas of Black Oak and Tacora Hills.
She was also active in the Anderson County Home Demonstration Club and often held meetings in her home and gave demonstrations. She was a 4-H Club leader when her daughter was active in the organization.
Mrs. Mantz was considered very skilled in quilt making, crocheting, sewing, tatting and embroidery, and in the past made all her own clothing. She won numerous awards and ribbons at the county fair with her sewing, cooking and canning skills. In addition, she planted and managed a large garden each year, canning and freezing large amounts of produce.
She and her husband enjoyed square dancing with the Yellow Rockers of Coalfield and the Rebels of Oak Ridge.
Her husband died in 1992.
Mrs. Mantz is survived by her daughter, Jo Ann Skowronski and her husband, Raymond, of Woodland Hills, Calif.; and by several nieces and nephews.
The funeral was to be held at 1 this afternoon, Jan. 4, at Faith Lutheran Church with the Rev. James Evers officiating. Burial was to follow at Oak Ridge Memorial Park.
The family requests any memorials be in the form of donations to Faith Lutheran Church, 1300 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge, TN 37830; or to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 6014, Oak Ridge, TN 37831.
Weatherford Mortuary handled arrangements.
Anna Gregory Grant
Active in Camp Fire, Red Cross
Anna Gregory Grant, 94, of Oak Ridge, died Sunday, Jan. 3, 1999, at NHC HealthCare of Oak Ridge.
She was the widow of Leo W. Grant.
Mrs. Grant was a founding leader of the Oak Ridge Camp Fire Girls, and she and her husband participated in many community-wide activities associated with the American Red Cross and Rotary Clubs International.
She and her husband came to Oak Ridge in 1944, and they operated Ridge Janitor Service until retiring in 1970.
Mrs. Grant was a charter member of First Baptist Church and active in its Sunday school program.
She is survived by her son, Leo W. Grant Jr., of Chattanooga; four daughters, Florence Trevor of North Carolina, Althea Underwood and her husband, Bob, of Florida, Cleo Pace of Nevada and Anne Grant of Oak Ridge; and by 19 grandchildren and 36 great-grandchildren.
Two granddaughters died earlier.
The funeral will be held at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 5, at First Baptist Church with the Rev. Larry Dipboye officiating.
Burial will follow at Oak Ridge Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the church.
McCarty-Martin Oak Ridge Funeral Home is handling arrangements.