Billy Joe Stewart
Retired U.S. Steel worker
Billy Joe Stewart, 58, of Powell, died Sunday, Jan. 3, 1999, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.
Mr. Stewart was retired as a craneman with U.S. Steel in Gary, Ind.
He was a member of Willowbrook Missionary Baptist Church of Lake City.
Mr. Stewart is survived by his wife, Shelby Carroll Stewart; his daughter, Mesha Osborne of Montrose, Colo.; his mother, Ruble Stewart of Clinton; two sisters, Peggy Gaskill of Lake City and Brenda Leach of Clinton; two brothers, Condy Stewart Jr. of Lake City and Jim Stewart of Clinton; his granddaughter, Emily Osborne of Montrose; his brother-in-law, Bobby Leach of Powell; and by several nieces and nephews.
His father, Condy Stewart Sr., died earlier.
The funeral will be held at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 5, in the chapel of Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Lake City. The Rev. Roger Leach will officiate.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 6, at McCarty Woodhaven Memorial Gardens in Claxton.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home in Lake City.
The family requests any memorials be in the form of donations to Clinch River Home Health Inc., 401 Sulphur Springs Road, Clinton, TN 37716.
Mildred Catherine Stanton
St. Mary's Church member
Mildred Catherine Stanton, 73, of 207 W. Fairview Road, died Saturday, Jan. 2, 1999, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge after a prolonged illness.
Mrs. Stanton was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church.
She was born in Royalton, Ill., on Sept. 6, 1925, the daughter of Lester Eugene and Mabel Rogers Ryan. She was a homemaker.
She and her husband, William Henry Stanton, by whom she is survived, celebrated 50 years of marriage on Sept. 11, 1998.
In addition to her husband, Mrs. Stanton is survived by four daughters, Becky Wright and her husband, Rick, of Macon, Ga., Kathy Byrd and her husband, Barry, of Knoxville, Jennifer Weir and her husband, Chris, of Franklin, and Susan Stanton of Atlanta, Ga.; and her son, Pat Stanton and his wife, Leslie, of McKinney, Texas.
She is also survived by two sisters, Jean Stonecypher and her husband, Dan, of Covington, Ga., and Sydney Peery and her husband, William, of Tazewell, Va.; her brother, Lester E. Ryan and his wife, Jo, of Lexington Park, Md.; 13 grandchildren, Dustin, Kendra and Gina Adderhold, J.T. and Kelly Wright, Sarah, Rachael and Ryan Byrd, Elizabeth, Emily and Caroline Stanton, and Maggie and Anna Weir; one great-grandson, Michael Chandler Wheeler; and by several nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 6, at St. Mary's Catholic Church with the Rev. Gilbert Diaz officiating.
Burial will follow at Anderson Memorial Gardens, Oliver Springs Highway, Clinton. Pallbearers will be her brother-in-law Jim Corn of Oak Ridge, sons-in-law Barry Byrd of Knoxville and Chris Weir of Franklin, and nephews Albert Peery of Tazewell, Va., and Jim Edward Peery and Jerry Gulley, both of Knoxville.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 5, at Weatherford Mortuary. A Rosary service will be held at 8.
The family requests any memorials be in the form of donations to St. Mary's Catholic Church, 327-A Vermont Ave., Oak Ridge, TN 37830.
Cecil Hubert Golden
Retired TVA worker
Cecil Hubert Golden, 85, of Clinton, died Friday, Jan. 1, 1999, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.
Mr. Golden was retired as a maintenance worker with the Tennessee Valley Authority. He had also worked as a knitter with Magnet Mills in Clinton.
He was the son of James and Martha Massengill Golden and was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.
Mr. Golden was a member of Black Oak Baptist Church of Clinton.
He is survived by his wife, Martha Louise Golden; his son, Ronald Lee Golden and his wife, Ernestine, of Clinton; three brothers, Harve Golden of Lake City and Holbert Golden and Leon Golden, both of Clinton; and by five grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
A son, James Charles Golden, three sisters, Stella Starks, Bertha McKinny and Naomi Cox, and four brothers, Charley Golden, Clarence Golden, Gideon Golden and David Golden, died earlier.
The funeral was held Saturday night, Jan. 2, in the chapel of Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton.
Burial was Sunday, Jan. 3, at McCarty Woodhaven Memorial Gardens in Claxton.
Paul Leonard Frost Jr.
Active in Anderson County Toy Run Inc.
Paul Leonard Frost Jr., 49, of Clinton, died Thursday, Jan. 1, 2004.
Born Nov. 21, 1954, in Knoxville, he was the son of Paul Leonard Frost Sr., now deceased, and Pauline Stadifer Frost.
Mr. Frost was a Baptist. He was a welder with BNFL Inc., and a member of the Plumbers and Steam Fitters local 102 in Knoxville. He served in the U.S. Navy for four years. According to his family, he enjoyed hunting, fishing and riding motorcycles. His family said he was very active in the Anderson County Toy Run Inc.
In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a sister, Lois Bridges.
Mr. Frost is survived by his wife, Janice Chesney Frost; his daughter Amber Frost; three sisters, Catherine Cooper and husband, James, Shirley Smith and husband, Clifton, and Teresa Cook and husband, Steve; his brother, Eddie Frost; his sister-in-law, Sandra Chesney; his former wife, Debra Frost; and by several nieces and nephews.
The funeral was Sunday, Jan. 4, 2004, in the chapel of Martin Oak Ridge Funeral Home with the Rev. Jim Shelton, of Gateway Church of God, officiating.
The family requests any memorials be in the form of contributions to the Anderson County Toy Run Inc., 201 N. Slope Lane, Clinton, TN 37716.
Celestine M. Johnston
Active in the Missionary Society
Celestine M. Johnston, 86, of Oak Ridge died at her residence on Thursday, Jan. 1, 2004.
Born on Nov. 30, 1917, in Jackson County, Ark., she was the daughter of the late Louis and Evalena Sandy Matthews.
Mrs. Johnston was a Baptist and was a born-again Christian. She was very active in her church, teaching Sunday school and Vacation Bible School, as well as being active in the Missionary Society.
In her hometown, she served as a counselor for troubled people who were referred to her by doctors. She also cared for and fed many homeless people.
She was a homemaker and enjoyed knitting, working in ceramics and crocheting.
Mrs. Johnston is survived by two sons, Andy Johnston of Oak Ridge and Carl L. Johnston of Atlanta, Ga.; a daughter, Gloria Stevenson of New York; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
A graveside service was held Sunday, Jan. 4, 2004, at Oak Ridge Memorial Park.
Martin Oak Ridge Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Zelpha Tallent Rice
Former accountant with EG&G ORTEC
Zelpha Tallent Rice, 69 of Oak Ridge, died Friday, Jan. 2, 2004, at her home.
Born July 16, 1934, in Spring City, she was the daughter of Alfred and Grace McCartt Tallent.
Mrs. Rice had worked as an accountant with EG&G ORTEC. She came to Oak Ridge in 1966 from Soddy Daisy.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister.
Mrs. Rice is survived by her husband, Orlenas Rice; her daughter, Donna Rice-Bassett and husband, Edward W., of Boston, Mass.; her brother, Charles William Tallent, of Soddy Daisy; and by her granddaughter, Katherine Angeline Neslund, of Atlanta, Ga.
The funeral was Sunday, Jan. 4, 2004, in the chapel of Weatherford Mortuary with the Rev. David Tabor officiating.
A graveside service was to be at 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 5, at Spring City Cemetery in Spring City.
Member of Faith Masonic Lodge
Herbert Cleveland, 84, of the Marlow community of Anderson County, died Friday, Jan. 2, 2004, at Harriman Care and Rehab Center.
Born Dec. 27, 1919, in South Pittsburg, he was the son of Charlie Cleveland and Louise Anderson Cleveland. He had lived in Anderson County since 1943. He retired from Union Carbide at the Oak Ridge K-25 site as a welder after 38 years service. He was a 32 degree Master Mason and a member of Faith Masonic Lodge.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Rosa Ann Cleveland; two stepsons, William Duncan and Robert Duncan; a stepdaughter, Pauline Steed; a stepgranddaughter, Donna Edwards; two brothers, Sherman Cleveland and Marlin Cleveland; and by two sisters, Grace Kilgore and Letha Smith.
Mr. Cleveland is survived by a stepson, Paul Duncan and wife, Rosalie, of the Marlow community of Anderson County; 20 stepgrandchildren; several stepgreat-grandchildren; and by several nieces, nephews and extended family members.
The funeral will be at 8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 5, 2004, in the chapel of Sharp Funeral Home in Oliver Springs with the Rev. Luke Kidwell officiating.
A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2004, at Oak Ridge Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Oliver Springs resident
Betty Seeber, 67, of Oliver Springs, died Thursday, Dec. 31, 1998, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.
Mrs. Seeber is survived by two daughters, Lillie A. Breeden of Mohawk and Carolyn R. Cox of Morristown; and four sons, Early L. Seeber, Larry L. Seeber, James E. Seeber and his wife, Charlene, and Hugh John Seeber and his wife, Marie, all of Oliver Springs.
She is also survived by four sisters, Ilda Davis of Dayton, Ohio, Barbara J. Willoughby of Wyoming, and Fleda Wallace-Duff and Vivian Kunston, both of Lake City; and by four brothers, Doug Willoughby and Joe Willoughby, both of Manniway, Ohio, and Bob Willoughby and Minton Willoughby, both of Aurora, Ohio.
The funeral was held Saturday night, Jan. 2, 1999, in the chapel of Cox-Martin Funeral Home in Lake City with the Rev. Mural Phillips officiating.
Burial was Sunday, Jan. 3, at Byrge Cemetery in Lake City.
Polly Murphy Carver
Calvary Baptist member
Polly Juanita Murphy Carver, 74, of Oak Ridge, died Monday, Jan. 4, 1999, at Fort Sanders Parkwest Medical Center in Knoxville.
Mrs. Carver had been a resident of Oak Ridge since 1944 and was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.
In earlier years, she worked for Tennessee Eastman and the Atomic Energy Commission.
She was born in Bradley County on July 31, 1924, the daughter of Alonzo Alexander and Beth Belle Holloway Murphy.
Mrs. Carver enjoyed flowers, reading and cooking, and she loved her children, her family said.
She is survived by her husband, Ruben Gwyn Carver; five children, Roena Thomas of Oak Ridge, Diane Hampton of Harriman, Cynthia Craven and her husband, David, of Temple, Texas, Suzanne Gray and her husband, Ted, of Heiskell, and John Robert Harris and his wife, Diane, of Knoxville; three step-children, Patsy Griffing of Charleston, S.C., Rudy Carver of Phoenix, Ariz., and Henry Carver of Knoxville; and two brothers, Lonnie Murphy and Jack Murphy, both of Cleveland, Tenn.
Mrs. Carver is also survived by 11 grandchildren, Cheryl Wieger of Clinton, Don Evans of Fort Campbell, Ky., Jill Evans of Oak Ridge, Kristen Matheson of Lancing, Bradley Teague of Camp Lejeune, N.C., Julie Nixon of Ringgold, Ga., Anne Craven, Lisa Harris and Carla Harris, all of Knoxville, and Erin Gray and John Gray, both of Heiskell; four great-grandchildren, Jamie Sexton, Elizabeth Sexton, Justin Matheson and Andrew Nixon; and by several nieces and nephews.
C.R. and Lorena Lay were considered special friends.
A sister and a brother, Beatrice Murphy and James Alexander Murphy, died earlier.
A private graveside service will be conducted at Oak Ridge Memorial Park with the Rev. Steve McDonald officiating.
The family requests any memorials be in the form of donations to the American Psychiatric Fund, 1400 K Street NW, Washington, DC 20005.
Weatherford Mortuary is handling arrangements.