Orville 'Don' Matlock
Retired ORNL engineer
Orville Donaldson "Don" Matlock, 88, of Oak Ridge, died Sunday, Dec. 17, 2000, at his home.
Born July 7, 1912, in Coxburg in Benton County, he was the son of Harvey Lee and Fadelia Bohem Matlock. He held an associate's degree from the Colorado School of Mines.
A mechanical engineer, Mr. Matlock had in retired from Oak Ridge National Laboratory in August 1977 after 34 years with Union Carbide Nuclear Division. He had also worked on the Sherwood Project at the Oak Ridge Y-12 Plant.
He was the former co-owner of Casemat Hardware.
Mr. Matlock was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church. He was also a member of the Oak Ridge Country Club and the East Tennessee Ballroom Dance Club. His family said he enjoyed golf, fishing, ballroom dancing, traveling and auto repair and was an avid University of Tennessee sports fan.
He is survived by his daughter, Patricia A. Diener and her husband, Thomas E. Diener, of Brentwood; his grandchildren, Valerie Matlock of Brentwood, Vincent Matlock and his wife, Michelle, of Jackson, Vikki Bachman and her husband, David, of Smyrna, Eric Diener of Carrboro, N.C., Erin E. Diener of Wilmington, N.C., and Bill Matlock of Knoxville; and by three great-grandchildren.
Mr. Matlock's wife, Ann F. Matlock, died in June 1987. They had been married for 55 years at the time of her death.
His son, Donald A. Matlock, died in January 1979, a grandson, Donald Dewey Ferguson, died in January 1995, and his stepmother, Caroline Key, also died earlier.
A memorial Mass will be said at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 8, in the chapel at St. Mary's Catholic Church.
The family requests that any memorials be in the form of donations to Covenant Hospice, 700 S. Illinois Ave., Suite A-202, Oak Ridge, TN 37830.
The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Monday at the church.
Martin Oak Ridge Funeral Home handled arrangements.
Howard Juan Rash Jr.
Former Oak Ridge resident
Howard Juan Rash Jr., 58, of Frankfort, Ky., died Thursday, Jan. 4, 2001, at Frankfort Regional Medical Center.
Mr. Rash was born March 4, 1942, in Wytheville, Va. He was the son of Mary Wright and Howard Rash Sr. of Oak Ridge, who survive him. He was a 1960 graduate of Oak Ridge High School and lettered in baseball.
He had also served in the U.S. Air Force.
Mr. Rash loved horses and had lived in Frankfort for the past seven years. He was the assistant horse trainer at Fawn Leap Farms in Frankfort.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his son, Clinton Duane Rash and his wife, Terry, of Oak Ridge; his sister, Barbara Jean Fowler and her husband, Joe, of Barnesville, Ga.; his grandsons, Eric, Jarred and Bradley Rash of Oak Ridge; his nephew and nieces, Jeff Fowler, Jodi Henderson and Jacquelyn Fowler, all of the Atlanta, Ga., area.
A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 7, at Oak Ridge Memorial Park with the Rev. Charles Mattson officiating.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 6, at Weatherford Mortuary.
Lavonna Miller England
Batley community resident
Lavonna Miller England, 35, of the Batley community of Anderson County, died Thursday, Jan. 4, 2001, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.
Ms. England was a member of Batley Baptist Church. Her family said she will be remembered as a loving mother, a precious daughter, a wonderful sister and a special friend to those she knew.
She is survived by her daughter, Deanna England; her brother, Aaron England and his wife, Kathryn England, and their daughter, Kalleen England; her mother, Shelby England and her friend, Pat Goodman; and by her father, Raymond England and his wife, Mabel.
Ms. England is also survived by her stepbrothers, Tony Harper and David Harper; her stepsisters, Pat Crowe and Frances Buck; her grandparents, Marshal and Isabel Jones; her uncles, Alvin Jones, Carl McKamey and Ben Freels; and by many other relatives.
Sharp Funeral Home in Oliver Springs is handling arrangements, which were incomplete this morning.
Cecil Edward 'Eddie' Russell
Former MMC employee
Cecil Edward "Eddie" Russell, 51, of Oak Ridge, died Saturday, Jan. 3, 2004, at St. Mary's Residential Hospice in Knoxville, of cancer.
Born June 5, 1952, at Rockwood Chamberlain Memorial Hospital, Mr. Russell graduated from Rockwood High School in 1970. He served in the U.S. Navy from November 1971 until May 1974 and then in the Naval Reserves until May 1978. Mr. Russell attended Knoxville Vocational School and was a licensed medical laboratory technician. He was employed by Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge and worked in the chemistry department of the hospital until the time of his death.
He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church where he served as a deacon. In December 2003, he graduated from VBC Bible Institute in Roan Mountain with a bachelor's degree in theology. His hobbies included Bible study, reading and doing cross-stitch.
Mr. Russell is survived by his wife of 28 years, Nancy Russell; his daughter, Elizabeth Russell; his father, James E. Russell, of Jefferson City; his mother, Nellie Miles Russell, of Rockwood; his sister, Kim Murphy and husband, Emery; a nephew, Jason Morgan; and by a niece, Sarah Murphy, all of Alpharetta, Ga.
He is also survived by two brothers-in-law, Robert Jenkins of Oak Ridge and Leroy Jenkins and wife, Clara, of Greeneville; a nephew, David Jenkins, and his family of Smyrna; and by several aunts, uncles and cousins in Rockwood.
Fred and Shirley Williams, of Powell, were considered special friends.
The funeral will be at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2004, at Calvary Baptist Church with the Rev. Steve McDonald and the Rev. Charles Kelly officiating.
A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 7, at Oak Ridge Memorial Park. Military rites will be provided by the Volunteer State War Era Honor Guard.
The family requests that any memorials be in the form of contributions to the Missions Fund of Calvary Baptist Church, 163 N. Jefferson Circle, Oak Ridge, TN 37830.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the church.
Weatherford Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
Frederick J. Schafer
Has Oak Ridge relatives
Frederick J. Schafer, 78, of Titusville, Fla., died Saturday, Jan. 3, 2004.
Born in Duluth, Minn., he moved to Titusville from Oak Ridge in 1960. He was a U.S. Army Air Force veteran of World War II. Mr. Schafer retired from Pan American World Airways and Computer Science Raytheon. He was a Christian.
Mr. Schafer is survived by his wife, Charlotte; four sons, Fred III and Eric, of Titusville, Carl of Altamonte Springs, Fla., and Mark of Orlando, Fla.; his daughter, Donna Hemke of Tampa, Fla.; 12 grandchildren; a sister, Betty Johnson, of Oak Ridge; a brother, Don Schafer, of Oak Ridge; and by several nieces and nephews of Oak Ridge.
A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2004, at Park Avenue Baptist Church in Titusville.
The family requests that any memorials be in the form of contributions to Hospice of St. Francis, P.O. Box 5563, Titusville, FL 32780 or the National Parkinson Foundation Inc., 1501 N.W. 9th Ave., Bob Hope Road, Miami, FL 33136-1494.
North Brevard Funeral Home in Titusville is in charge of arrangements.
Ruth M. Stemple
Ruth M. Stemple, 88, of Parkersburg, W. Va., died Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2003, at St. Joseph Hospital in Parkersburg.
Born in Tucker County, W. Va., she was a daughter of Delpha and Clarice White Stemple. She was a 1933 graduate of Thomas High School and a 1938 graduate of the West Virginia University.
Miss Stemple taught mathematics and science for 13 and 1/2 years in the public schools of Grant and Logan counties in West Virginia. In 1955, she earned her master's degree in library science from Florida State University. She was a senior reference librarian at WVU and the documents/map librarian at FSU.
Miss Stemple was the head librarian at the agriculture-engineering library at WVU and the reference librarian/bibliographer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
She was a member of the Beta Phi Mu, the International Library Science Honorary, FSU School of Library Science Alumni, and the Order of Eastern Star, Walter Chapter No. 43, in Davis, W. Va.
Miss Stemple is survived by five brothers and their wives, Robert and Myrtle Stemple of Belpre, Ohio, Col. James and Jeanne Stemple of Arlington, Va., Joseph and Loretta Stemple of Warner Robbins, Ga., and David and Marion Stemple of New Martinsville, W. Va.; two sisters, Patricia Dubois and her husband, Gerald, of Arlington, and Jeanne Bucklew of Fairmont; a brother-in-law, Joseph Johnston of Parkersburg; a sister-in-law, Dolores Stemple of Belpre; and by several nieces, 52 grandnieces and grandnephews, and seven great-nieces and great-nephews.
She was preceded in death by two brothers and three sisters, John Stemple, Richard Stemple, Elizabeth Walters, Mary Westervelt and Roberta Johnston, and by one niece.
The body was cremated and burial was at Aurora Cemetery in Aurora, W. Va. A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Leavitt Funeral Home in Parkersburg was in charge of arrangements.
Walter Glenn 'Rooster' Young
Walter Glenn "Rooster" Young, 73, of Clinton, died Saturday, Jan. 2, 1999, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.
Mr. Young is survived by his wife, Lowbill Young; his son, Jasper Young and his wife, Tina; two daughters, Carol Ann Lea of Knoxville and Kathy Watson of Atlanta, Ga.; his sister, Helen Kendrick of Jasper, Ala.; and his brother, James A. Young of Harriman.
The body was cremated.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 7:30 tonight, Jan. 4, in the chapel of Anderson County Funeral Home in Clinton. A memorial service will follow.
The family requests any memorials be in the form of donations to Claxton Youth Organization, P.O. Box 1123, Powell, TN 37849.
Willie Mae Hise
Mother of Gene Hise Jr.
Willie Mae Branham Hise of Avon Park, Fla., died Friday, Jan. 1, 1999, in Florida.
Mrs. Hise was the mother of Gene Hise Jr. of Oak Ridge.
She was the widow of Eugene C. Hise Sr.
She was born in Albemarle County, Va., the oldest of 13 children. She was a graduate of Madison State Teachers College and taught in Arlington, Va., where she and her husband met. They were married in 1922.
In 1944, the Hises moved to Florida. Mrs. Hise was the Avon Park librarian for many years and was active in church and community affairs.
In addition to her son, she is survived by her granddaughter, Elizabeth Stickle, four great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren and many descendants of her stepsons and sisters.
Plans were for the funeral to be held at the Church of the Redeemer in Avon Park and for a graveside service to be held in Arlington, Va.