Charles Edward King Jr.
Charles Edward King Jr., 64, of Coalfield, died Sunday, Jan. 3, 1999, at his home.
Mr. King was an electrician for 31 years. He last worked at the Tennessee Valley Authority's plant in Kingston. He was a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers of America, Local No. 1527.
He was born in Scott County on March 24, 1934, the son of Gertrude Daugherty and Charles Edward King Sr., who are deceased. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War and had lived in Coalfield for the past 35 years.
Mr. King is survived by his wife, Bernette Adcock King; his children, Ronald Douglas Finks and his wife, Connie, and Gary Finks and his wife, Teresa, all of Gainesville, Ga., Stephen Ray Finks and his wife, Lori, of Marietta, Ga., Rebecca Lynn Bolton and her husband, Jeff, of LaFollette, and Larry Dale Finks and his wife, Juanita, Paula Lynette Cox and her husband, Jeff, and Tammy Elaine Lester and her husband, Sammy, all of Coalfield.
He is also survived by his brother, Everett King of Strunk, Ky.; nine grandchildren, Cody Finks, Bryan Cassel, Jennifer Bunch, Nathan Cassel, Nicholas Tasskell, Brittany Lester, Hannah Bolton, Aaron Finks and Mackenzie Cox; his great-granddaughter, Ansley Brock Cassel; and his mother-in-law, Minnie M. Adcock of Coalfield.
Eight sisters and a brother died earlier: Cordelia Forester, Dellah King, Opal Pritchard, Ruth Ross, Clara Ross, Florie Stephens, Lulabell King, Mable West and Chester King.
The funeral will be held at 8 tonight, Jan. 5, in the chapel of Sharp Funeral Home in Oliver Springs with the Rev. Jim West officiating.
A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 6, at Adcock Cemetery in Coalfield.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight at the funeral home.
Robert Dewey Kitts
Retired K-25 chemical operator
Robert Dewey "Bob" Kitts of Oak Ridge died Monday, Jan. 4, 1999, at his home.
Mr. Kitts was retired from Union Carbide Nuclear Division as a chemical operator at the Oak Ridge K-25 Site.
He was born in Ceres, Va., the son of Kelly Gordon and Ada Grayson Waddel Kitts. He enlisted in the U.S. Army on Sept. 3, 1945, at Fort Meade, Md., and during World War II served under Gen. Douglas McArthur at Guadalcanal.
Mr. Kitts attended Cumberland Presbyterian Church.
He is survived by his son, Robert G. Kitts and his wife, Lori, of Toledo, Ohio; his daughter, Linda Blackburn of Tampa, Fla.; two grandchildren, Robbie G. Kitts of Toledo and Melinda Blackburn of Tampa; and several nieces and nephews.
Lillian White of Oliver Springs and Edith Kitts of Oak Ridge were considered special friends.
A sister and a brother, Selma Casselle and Henry Kitts, died earlier.
A military graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 7, at Oak Ridge Memorial Park with the Rev. Garvan Walls officiating.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 6, at Weatherford Mortuary.
The family requests any memorials be in the form of donations to Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 127 Lafayette Drive, Oak Ridge, TN 37830.
James Luther Tweed
Former Oak Ridge resident
James Luther Tweed, 58, of Knoxville, died Tuesday, Jan. 5, 1999, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.
Mr. Tweed was a former resident of Oak Ridge.
He was a member of union Local No. 453 of the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers.
Mr. Tweed was a member of the Moose Lodge of Oak Ridge, the Fraternal Order of Eagles of Midtown, the Masonic Lodge of Kingston and of the Scottish Rite and Kerbela Temple of Knoxville.
Born in Powell on Nov. 26, 1940, he was the son of Van and Lavada Beeler Tweed, who are deceased. He was a U.S. Army veteran.
He is survived by his daughter, Rebecca Leigh Tweed of Rockford, Ill.; his granddaughter, Bré Aunna Leigh Davidson of Rockford; his sister, Bonnie Kate Heeble of Homer, La.; and his half-brother, John Grant Monday of Florida.
The family said Mr. Tweed had special friends at the Garden Plaza Hotel and the Moose Lodge.
His brother, Von Lee Monday, died earlier.
A graveside service will be conducted at noon Friday, Jan. 8, at Spring City Cemetery in Spring City.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 7, at McCarty Weaver Cumberland Chapel, Knoxville.
James Hubert Thompson
Retired Y-12 supervisor
James Hubert Thompson, 59, of Clinton, died Saturday, Jan. 5, 2002, at St. Mary's Residential Hospice in Halls.
Mr. Thompson began employment with Union Carbide Nuclear Division in 1964 in the mailroom at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. In 1970, he transferred to the Oak Ridge Y-12 Plant as a senior parts programmer. From 1992 to 1995, he was general supervisor of maintenance at the Toxic Substances Control Act Incinerator at the Oak Ridge K-25 Site. When he retired from Lockheed Martin Energy Systems in November 1999, he was general supervisor of maintenance at Y-12.
After retiring, Mr. Thompson was employed as a charter bus driver with Clinton Bus Lines in Clinton and as a salesman with Fox of Oak Ridge.
He was a longtime member of Calvary Baptist Church and was baptized on March 8, 1959. He and his wife, Carol Sue Kuhaida Thompson, who survives him, were married at Calvary Baptist Church on Feb. 29, 1964.
Mr. Thompson served in the church's bus ministry, providing transportation for the Special Friends class members for many years. He also drove the bus for the church Youth Group and the Senior Adults.
Mr. Thompson was born in Loudon on Nov. 18, 1942, the son of William Franklin and Blanche Parker Thompson. His mother lives in Oak Ridge and his father is deceased.
In addition to his wife and his mother, he is survived by two daughters, Tresa Thompson Batson and her husband, Mark, of Powell, and Kara Thompson Allison and her husband, David, of Knoxville; and three granddaughters, Claire Allison, Emma Batson and Jamie Batson.
Mr. Thompson is also survived by his brother-in-law, Jerry Kuhaida and his wife, Delores, of Oak Ridge; his sister-in-law, Mary Lowery and her husband, Eugene, of Walterboro, S.C.; a niece, Carrie Kuhaida of Oak Ridge; and three nephews, Kevin Kuhaida of Oak Ridge, Capt. Steve Kuhaida of Germany, and Matt Craft of Newark, Del.; his uncle, J.C. Parker Sr. of Oak Ridge; his aunt, Faye Yelton of Greenback; and several cousins.
The funeral will be held at 8 tonight, Jan. 7, at Calvary Baptist Church with the Rev. Steve McDonald officiating.
Burial will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8, at Oak Ridge Memorial Park. Serving as pallbearers will be Norman Davis, Charles Gaddis, Buddy Holly, Jim Maupin, James Montague, Dwight Morrow, Larry Palmer, Jim Parker and Ron Rhea.
The family requests that any memorials be in the form of donations to the Building Fund or the Jodi Gouge Mission Fund at Calvary Baptist Church, 163 N. Jefferson Circle, Oak Ridge, TN 37830; or to the American Brain Tumor Association, 2720 River Road, Des Plaines, IL 60018-4110.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight at the church.
Weatherford Mortuary is handling the arrangements.
John Ambrose Riner Sr.
John Ambrose Riner Sr., 66, of Knoxville, died Friday, Jan. 2, 2004, at Baptist Hospital West in Knoxville.
Born July 15, 1937, in Alabama, he was the son of Charles Phillip and Hallie Hunter Riner, both now deceased.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corp. He was a member of Beaver Ridge Masonic Lodge No. 366, Scottish Rite, and Shriner. He worked for MK Ferguson as a lineman and a member of their local lodge No. 270. He was a member of Trinity Baptist Church.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters Elsie Arnez, Wanda Southard and Mary Wolf, and by one brother, Bill Riner.
Mr. Riner is survived by two sons John A. Riner Jr. and Mark Riner, both of Kingston; and his daughter, Pamela Day and companion, Larry; a brother Charles Riner and wife, Betty, of Oliver Springs; two sisters, Bonnie Butler and husband, Ottis, of Knoxville and Ingrid Codding and husband, James, of Chicago, Ill.; a grandchild, Holly Day; two special nieces, Christine "Tina" Southard and Deborah "Deb" Cobb; and by a special friend, "Bo."
A graveside service was to be at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 5, 2004, at Anderson Memorial Gardens on the Oliver Springs Highway.
The family requests that any memorials be in the form of contributions to Animal Works, 3377 Regal Drive, Alcoa, TN 37701.
Martin Oak Ridge Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Dr. Burl E. Gilliland
Former Oak Ridge resident
Dr. Burl E. Gilliland, 76, of Fernandina Beach, Fla., died Thursday, Jan. 1, 2004, due to medical complications from lung cancer.
He was born in Chandler Mountain, Ala. He retired as a distinguished professor emeritus from the University of Memphis in 1997, where he was twice elected by students and faculty as distinguished professor of the year. Dr. Gilliland helped develop the doctorate program in counseling psychology at the university and co-authored graduated level textbooks in psychology and counseling and crisis intervention strategies.
At his retirement, his family said his doctoral students planted a water oak tree on the campus to commemorate his contribution to their lives. Also while in Memphis, he consulted with the Memphis Police Department in setting up a Crisis Intervention Training Program. In 1978, he was awarded the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Human Rights Award in recognition of his devotion to the ideals of social justice and non-violence.
Before becoming a professor, he was a guidance counselor and later chairman of the guidance department at Oak Ridge High School from 1960 to 1969. He was a retired captain of the U.S. Navy and a decorated veteran of World War II and the Korean conflict. His family said he was also a celebrated carver of whimsical twig animals.
Dr. Gilliland is survived by his wife of 55 years, Martha; two daughters, Carol and Ruth; six brothers, Kenneth, Corley, Lee, Hershel, Bill and Mark; and by a sister, Rubye Phillips.
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 10, 2004, at Chandler Mountain Baptist Church in Steele, Ala.
The family requests that any memorials be in the form of contributions to a charity of the donor's choice.
Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors in Fernandina Beach are in charge of arrangements.
Vada B. Radcliffe
Former Oak Ridge resident
Vada B. Radcliffe, 82, of Huber Heights, Ohio, formerly of Oak Ridge, died Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2003, at Spring Creek Nursing Center.
She was preceded in death by her husband, George R.; a daughter, Connie Kanipes; a son, George R. III; and by a daughter-in-law, Mildred.
Mrs. Radcliffe is survived by a daughter, Teresa Hammonds, of Huber Heights; a son, Michael, of Alexandria, Va.; a stepdaughter, Carla Radcliffe, of Tennessee; a stepson, George R. Jr. and wife, Nadine, of Florida; two sisters, Ruth and Doris; and by a brother, Freelin Farmer.
She is also survived by seven grandchildren, Rahn Kanipes, Scott Kanipes, Jimmy Crider, Tammy Crider, Robby Crider, Jonny Crider and Suzy Radcliffe; and by four great-grandchiren, Trinity Kanipes, Kathryn Kanipes, Tabitha Powers and Kyle Eaton.
The funeral was to be at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 5, 2004, at Marker & Heller Funeral Home in Huber Heights.
Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery.
Ruth Elizabeth Moore
Former employee of Alexander Motor Inn
Ruth Elizabeth Moore, 85, of Oak Ridge, died Saturday, Jan. 3, 2004, at NHC HealthCare of Oak Ridge.
Born Sept. 5, 1918, in LaFollette, she was the daughter of Daniel and Febbie Taylor Moore.
Mrs. Moore worked at the Alexander Motor Inn for approximately 30 years as a housekeeper and then another 17 years at the Holiday Inn. She was a member of Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church. Her family said she enjoyed playing bingo, drawing and singing. She was also an avid doll collector.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Lonas Allen Moore, in 1938.
Mrs. Moore is survived by her son, Robert Charles "Rabbit" Allen, of Oak Ridge; her foster son, Harry Young Jr., of Kingsport; her brother, Robert L. Moore, of Detroit, Mich.; and by her sister, Susie Mae Gilliard, of Oak Ridge.
She is also survived by six special nieces, Linnette Thomas of Detroit, Tommie Stevens of Oak Ridge, Victoria Parris and husband, Glenn, of Chattanooga, Crystal Frye and husband, Lamont, and Loreal Frye, all of Memphis, and Nikki Conyers of Burlington, N.C.; three nephews, John Gilliard, Ladarian Frye and Toronzo Frye, all of Memphis; a special grandniece and caregiver, Bonnie Teasley, and her daughter, Cici Teasley of Oak Ridge; and by a great-grandnephew, Tevin Lee, of Oak Ridge.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 8, 2004, at Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. T.L. Mims officiating.
Burial will follow at Oak Ridge Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday at the church.
Weatherford Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.