The Rev. James M. Stone
The Rev. James M. Stone, 78, of Kingston, died Sunday, Jan. 4, 2004, at Fort Sanders Parkwest Medical Center in Knoxville.
He was a pastor at Woodland Park, Paint Rock Baptist Church, New Colony Fellowship and other churches. He was a member of Paint Rock Masonic Lodge.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Louetta Stone; two grandsons, Mark Stone and Jody Stone; his parents John and Cora Stone; and by a brother Freeman Stone.
Mr. Stone is survived by four sons, John Stone, Billy Stone, Jerry Stone and Perry Stone; and by 13 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2004, at Paint Rock Baptist Church with the Rev. James Fore and the Rev. Keith Kile officiating.
Burial will be at Fellowship Baptist Church Cemetery in Dierks, Ark.
The family requests that any memorials be in the form of contributions to the Paint Rock Baptist Church Building Fund.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the church.
Kyker Funeral Home in Kingston is in charge of arrangements.
Dorothy Clark Alexander
Member of Central Baptist Church
Dorothy Clark Alexander, 94, of Oak Ridge, died Sunday, Jan. 4, 2004, at her home.
Born April 14, 1909, in Mayfield, Ky., of Graves County, she was the daughter of John Oscar and Oina Wyatt Clark.
She moved to Oak Ridge in 1944 and became a member of Central Baptist Church in November 1947. She was a homemaker. Until her illness, she was very active in the church and had worked in the nursery for three generations of children from the same families. According to her family, she loved her family and was always helping in any way she could. Her family said she loved gardening and working in her yard and became very upset when her illness prevented her from doing so.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her nine brothers and sisters; her husband, Bill Alexander; her daughter, Martha Lyle; and by her grandson, Kenny Lyle.
Mrs. Alexander is survived by two daughters, June Marlow and Beth Baskette; her son, Eddie Alexander and wife, Shirley; 15 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and by several nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2004, at Central Baptist Church in Oak Ridge. Another funeral will be at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 7, in the chapel of Byrn Funeral Home in Mayfield, Ky.
Burial will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 7, at Highland Park Cemetery in Mayfield.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the church and from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Martin Oak Ridge Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Oak Ridge resident
Joseph Downing, 54, of Oak Ridge, died Sunday, Jan. 4, 2004, at the Jellico Hospital in Jellico.
Born July 24, 1949, in Oak Ridge, he was the son of Eugene and Juil Downing Sr., both now deceased. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Eugene Downing Jr., Thomas Downing and Rodney Downing.
Mr. Downing is survived by his daughter, Deon Downing, of Canton, Ohio; two grandchildren, Diondre and Tiara, both of Canton; a sister-in-law, Pauline Downing, of Canton; his sister, Roxanne Hurd, of Oak Ridge; three aunts, Inez Jackson of Oak Ridge, Rosalee Griffin of Knoxville and Jessie Mae Nicholas of Columbus, Ohio; his dear niece, Tasha Hurd, of Oak Ridge; three nephews, Shon Hurd and Anthony "Boo Boo" Davidson, both of Oak Ridge, and Earl Davidson of Norfolk, Va.; and by several other nephews, cousins and friends.
The funeral will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2004, at Weatherford Mortuary with the Rev. Darris Waters officiating.
A graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 8, at Oak Ridge Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the mortuary.
Warren George Daugherty
Warren George Daugherty, 81, of Wartburg, died Sunday, Jan. 4, 2004, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge, following a long illness.
Born June 21, 1922, he was the son of Dewey Daugherty Sr. and Josephine Daughterty Worley.
His family said he was an avid church member and enjoyed fishing and gardening. According to his family, he enjoyed working with children as he was a retired Head Start volunteer worker.
He was a member of Victory Bible Baptist Church. He was a U.S. Army veteran and a lifelong member of Disabled American Veterans, Chapter No. 26, and the Odd Fellows Lodge, Chapter No. 54.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Dewey Daugherty Jr.; a daughter, Brenda Greene; and by one grandson and one great-grandson.
Mr. Daugherty is survived by his wife of 32 years, Ola Mae Daugherty; his son, Warren Jack Daugherty, of Wartburg; two daughters, Sharon Daugherty of Wartburg and Gail Gill and husband, Darrell, of Lafayette, Ind.; three stepdaughters, Carolyn Elmore and husband, Brad, of Wayne, Mich., Janice Lyles and husband, Rick, of Coalfield, and Loraine Brown and husband, Garry, of Oliver Springs; and by 21 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
He is also survived by a sister, Mildred Trail, of Harriman; a half brother, Charles Purkey and wife, Violet, of Wartburg; two half sisters, Arvena McGhee of Sevierville and Martha Ramey and husband, Gene, of Morristown; and by several nieces and nephews.
Jean and the late Cecil Parris, Frank and Peggy Sexton, Joe Armes, Joe Gouge, several church friends, and a special friend and caretaker, Cyndi Wicks, are considered special friends.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2004, at Victory Bible Baptist Church in the Stephens community with the Rev. Frank Sexton and the Rev. Ellis Patterson officiating.
Burial will follow at Union Cemetery in Wartburg. Garry Parris, Larry Parris, Dewayne "Roho" Sexton, Joe Gouge, Layton Duncan, Raymond Duncan, Lester Morgan and Joe Morgan will serve as pallbearers. James Brown Jr. and Justin Tyler Brown will serve as honorary pallbearers.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 6, at Schubert Funeral Home in Wartburg.
Dwain Norman, of Heiskell, died Saturday, Jan. 3, 2004, at Clairborne Hospital following a brief illness.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Roy Norman and Della Rasnick; his stepmother, Pearl Norman; two brothers, Joe Norman and Ray Norman; and by a sister, Wanda Phipps.
Mr. Norman is survived by his wife, Alene Norman; two daughters, Wanda Myers of Florida and Sharon Patterson Roberts and husband, Dewayne, of Heiskell; and by five sons, Michael Norman, Steve Patterson, and Jeff Paterson and wife, Donna, all of Heiskell, Larry Patterson of New York, and David Patterson and wife, Dawn, of Springfield.
He is also survived by 16 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren, two of whom he and his wife raised, Todd Cox and Jason Davis; a brother, Tommy Norman and wife, Charolotte, of Columbus, Ga.; a sister-in-law, Helen Ensley, of Georgetown; two brothers-in-law, Roy Roach of Clinton and William L. Roach of California; and by an aunt and uncle, the Rev. Lyn and Evelyn McCain.
The funeral will be at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2004, in the chapel of Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton with the Rev. David White and the Rev. Lyn McCain officiating.
A military funeral and burial will be at Blowing Springs Cemetery in Clinton. Honorary pallbearers will be Tom Duncan, John Foster, Shannon Hodge and Orlando Valentine.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Sharon Phillips Wife of former LC resident
Sharon Phillips, 54, of Griffith, Ind., died Saturday, Jan. 2, 1999, in Indiana.
Mrs. Phillips is survived by her husband, James Phillips, a former Lake City resident; three sons, Donald Bonds of Alabama, Kevin Fleming of Tennessee and James F. Phillips Sr. of Griffith; her daughter, Dori Phillips of Griffith; her sister, Susan Bryant of Alabama; her brother, Richard Fleming of Schereville, Ind.; and two grandchildren.
The funeral will be held at 8 tonight, Jan. 7, in the chapel of Cox-Martin Funeral Home in Lake City with the Rev. Brian Courtney officiating.
Burial will be Friday, Jan. 8, at Norris Memorial Gardens in Norris.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight at the funeral home.
Patricia Higgins Taylor
Oak Ridge resident
Patricia Higgins Taylor, 40, of Oak Ridge, died Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2003.
Born Dec. 23, 1963, in Oak Ridge, she was the daughter of Ted and Elsie Shubert Higgins, both now deceased. Mrs. Taylor worked at A Mark Cleaners. She was a graduate of Oak Ridge High School.
Mrs. Taylor is survived by her son, Matthew Malone; her daughter, Marlee Kay Malone; and by her sister, Barbara Perry, of Oak Ridge.
A graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 8, 2004, at Oak Ridge Memorial Park.
Weatherford Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
Ellen Elizabeth Boya
Member of Solway Baptist Church
Ellen Elizabeth Early Lamkin Boya, 79, of Knoxville, died Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2003, at her home.
She was born Oct. 17, 1924, in Brown County in Texas.
Mrs. Boya was a member of Solway Baptist Church. She attended Howard Payne College in Brownwood, Texas, and majored in education. She taught school for 28 years in Robstown, Texas, and Los Fresnos, Texas.
She was preceded in death by two husbands, Waters Lamkin, killed in action during World War II, and Ted Boya Sr.; two children, Laurellen and Ted Boya Jr.; and by a grandchild, Tim Boya.
Mrs. Boya is survived by a daughter, Debbie Hackney and husband, Ted; a sister, Hallie Johnson and husband, Bill, of San Angelo, Texas; two grandchildren, Alan Hackney and Otis Hackney and wife, Ashley; and by four great-grandchildren, Taylor Hackney, Kristian Hackney, Jacob Hackney and Bailey Ellen Hackney.
The funeral was Sunday, Jan. 4, 2004, at Solway Baptist Church with Ray Buchanan officiating.
Burial followed at Lebanon Cemetery in Karns.
Martin Oak Ridge Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.