Burnette M. Hegenderfer Nicol
Has Oak Ridge relatives
Burnette M. Hegenderfer Nicol, 84, of Marysville, Ohio, died Tuesday, January 6, 2004, at Heartland of Marysville.
Born July 26, 1919, in Darby Township, Ohio, she was the daughter of Eric and Eva Ruhl Hegenderfer.
A homemaker, she retired from the Scott Co. in 1982 as an office and accounting clerk. She was a member of First English Lutheran Church, where she participated in the morning Bible study and was a member of Women of the ELCA. A former, longtime member of Trinity Lutheran Church, she was involved in various womens' activities and helped with food preparation for the church school.
From 1938 to 1947, she worked at Nestles as a payroll clerk. According to her family, she was known for her good cooking, especially Christmas cookies, rhubarb pie, potato salad and deviled eggs. Her family said she loved to read and travel.
She was baptized Aug. 10, 1919, at St. John's Lutheran Church by the Rev. Kuechle and was confirmed Palm Sunday, April 9, 1933, at Trinity Lutheran Church by the Rev. E.J. Goedeking.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert J. Nicol, in 1959; her first husband, Richard Elsbree, who was killed in action in Okinawa, in 1945; an infant son, Herbert; four sisters, Florence Geer, Tessa Parr, Elsie Van Hoose and Irene Hegenderfer; and by two brothers, Floyd Hegenderfer and Gilbert Hegenderfer.
Mrs. Nicol is survived by a daughter, Dorothy L. Nicol, of Marysville; two sons, Michael Nicol and wife, Diane, of Oak Ridge, and Daniel Nicol and wife, Diane, of Louisville, Ohio; four granddaughters, Monica Nicol, Mandi Nicol, Danielle Nicol and Carly Nicol; a brother-in-law, Kermit Nicol, of Marysville; and by several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 9, 2004, at First English Lutheran Church in Marysville with the Rev. Carl A. Roepcke officiating.
Burial will be at Oakdale Cemetery in Marysville.
The family requests that any memorials be in the form of contributions to First English Lutheran Church building fund, c/o Underwood Funeral Home, 703 E. 5th St., Marysville, OH 43040
The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 8, at the Underwood Funeral Home in Marysville, Ohio.
Beatrice Louise Wood
Lifelong resident of Morgan County
Beatrice Louise Wood, 91, of Coalfield, died Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2003, at her home in Coalfield.
Born Nov. 25, 1911, in Petros, she was a lifelong resident of Morgan County. She was a homemaker and a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Coalfield.
Mrs. Wood is survived by two daughters, Marjorie Chadwick and her husband, Mitchell, and JoAnn Wormsley and her husband, Willis, all of Coalfield; and eight grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
She is also survived by two sisters, Mae Fritts of Oak Ridge and Roberta Futrell of Johnson City; and several nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Wood was preceded in death by her parents, Harrie and Angeline Shelby Ashley; her husband, Joseph Wood; two sons, Donald Wood and Tommy Wood; and another daughter, Bobbie Sexton.
A graveside service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 10, at Estes Cemetery in Coalfield with the Rev. Rob Clayton officiating.
The family will receive friends from noon to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 9, at Sharp Funeral Home in Oliver Springs.
The family asks that any memorials be in the form of donations to the Seventh-day Adventist Church, Guy Jones Road, Oliver Springs, TN 37840.
Norman Edward Jefferson Jr.
Longtime youth basketball coach
Norman Edward Jefferson Jr., 41, of Oak Ridge, died Monday, Jan. 6, 2003, in Oak Ridge.
Born Nov. 28, 1961, in Virginia Beach, Va., he graduated from Oak Ridge High School in 1980. He received an associate's degree in health, physical education and recreation in December 1994 from Walters State Community College and a bachelor of science degree in May 2000 from Carson-Newman College.
He was employed by Knoxville Recreation and Park Service of Knoxville. He was an assistant coach and trainer with the Senators basketball program in Morristown and had 11 years' experience coaching AAU programs in Oak Ridge and surrounding areas in East Tennessee, where he led teams to national AAU tournaments.
Fondly known as "Stormin," he was loved and admired by many who came in contact with him, according to his family, who said he spent much of his time recruiting and teaching young boys and girls at all levels the fundamentals of basketball and football, instilling in them a sense of pride in achieving academic excellence and self-development.
He is survived by his sons, Tavarres and Jordan Jefferson and De'Shaun Dawson, all of Oak Ridge; father, Norman Jefferson Sr. of Oak Ridge; mother, Mary Ruth Jefferson of Virginia Beach; stepmother, Sandra Jefferson of Oak Ridge; grandmother, Florence Willis of Virginia Beach; brothers, Timothy Jefferson of Atlanta, Ga., Elfego Milton, Todd Jefferson and his wife, Kim, Louis Milton and Darnell Milton, all of Virginia Beach; sisters, Sherry Jefferson of Oak Ridge, Juanita Milton, Cassandra Stewart and her husband, John, all of Virginia Beach, Earline Elliott and her husband, Dan, of Norfolk, Va., Dorothy Maddox of Oak Ridge, Deloris Stancil and her husband, Elton, of Virginia Beach; uncles, Raymond Jefferson and his wife, Peggy, of Virginia Beach, and Jonathan Willis and his wife, Nanette, of Atlanta; nephews, Darium Milton, Brian Jones, Duran Lee, Jared Stephens and DeMarcus Rodgers, all of Oak Ridge, Vernell Milton and Johnathan Stewart, both of Virginia Beach; nieces, Kimesha Jefferson and Tiffany Milton, both of Virginia Beach; and a host of cousins and other relatives.
He considered as his special friends Zenia Dawson, Mike Dobson, George Phipps, Jackie Porter, Brian Freeman, Donna Wheat, Rodney Minor, Kathy Minor, Steve and Carolyn Clark, Rick and Sheila Hunley, Jimmy Norman, Johnny Vann, Jeff Culver, Kelvin Summers, the Oak Ridge Bulls teams and their parents, Kathline Stephens, Blenza Phillips and Tasha Harris, all of Oak Ridge.
The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, at Heritage Fellowship Church, 121 N. Illinois Ave. His father, the Rev. Norman Jefferson Sr., will give the eulogy. The Rev. Charles Yancey will preside.
All players, formerly and present, are invited to follow the family in procession into the church building. The graveside service will follow at Oak Ridge Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 1 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 10, at Jarnigan & Son Mortuary, 2823 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., Knoxville.
The family will also receive friends from noon to 1 p.m. Saturday at Heritage Fellowship.
The family requests that any memorials be in the form of donations to the Norman Jefferson Jr. Academic Fund at any Bank of America location. Contributions will be used to support the academic needs of his children.
Jarnigan & Son Mortuary in Knoxville is in charge of arrangements.
Martha J. Muldoon
Longtime operator of Merle Norman
Martha J. Muldoon, a local business woman and philanthropist, died Saturday, Jan. 4, 2003, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge following complications from surgery. She was 81.
She was a graduate of Western Virginia University and a member of Chi Omega sorority.
During World War II, Ms. Muldoon served two years in Europe as a volunteer with a special services group of the U.S. Army. She later was an air traffic controller for United Airlines in Los Angeles.
Among her hobbies, she particularly enjoyed snow skiing and dancing. She faced life with great anticipation and enthusiasm, her family and friends said.
After living in several different states, in 1948 she came to Oak Ridge, where she operated the Merle Norman studio for 45 years. In the city's early years the studio was located in the old Elm Grove shopping district, then moved to the Downtown shopping center. It is currently located in Manhattan Place.
Ms. Muldoon was always a strong advocate of the war activities that took place in Oak Ridge as part of the Manhattan Project, knowing that those wartime services helped end World War II and saved many American lives, her family and friends said.
She was a member of the Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce and of the Oak Ridge Elks Lodge No. 1684.
Ms. Muldoon supported many charities, and being an advocate especially for animal rights, she supported the local and national Humane Societies and served them as a volunteer. She was known for giving a loving home to animals, especially dogs, that no one else wanted. She truly loved her two dogs, Babe and Lulu, who will be cared for according to her wishes, according to her family and friends.
Ms. Muldoon is survived by cousins Mary K. MacLaren and Cecil Muldoon. Mary Deitrick was a close, longtime friend.
The family and friends wish to thank the many people who visited and sent gifts and cards during Ms. Muldoon's two-month illness.
The body was cremated.
A memorial service will be conducted at 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 13, at First Baptist Church on Oak Ridge Turnpike. Dr. Larry Dipboye, church minister, will officiate.
Memorials may be made to The Oak Ridge Humane Society, Inc., 1345 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Suite 366, Oak Ridge, TN 37830; Farragut Kennels, 11428 Grigsby Chapel Road, Farragut, TN 37922; or to a charity of the donor's choice.
Martin Oak Ridge Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mae Y. Galloway
Member of First Christian Church
Mae Y. Galloway, 93, of Oak Ridge, died Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2003, at Corbin Nursing Home at Corbin, Ky.
She was the widow of Arthur Ray Galloway.
She was a member of First Christian Church in Oak Ridge and had done private duty nursing.
Mrs. Galloway is survived by a sister, Maxine Morgan of Corbin; three nephews, Larry Morgan of Fort Wayne, Ind., and Kelvin Morgan and his wife, Vicki, and Chip Morgan and his wife, Glida, all of Corbin; and by a grandniece and five grandnephews.
A graveside service will be held at noon Thursday, Jan. 9, at Anderson Memorial Gardens, 640 Oliver Springs Highway, Clinton. The Rev. Barry Howard will officiate.
There will be no visitation.
O'Neil Funeral Home in Corbin is in charge of arrangements.
Anna J. Gombita
Mother of Helen Corbett
Anna J. Gombita of Homer City, Pa., died on Wednesday, Dec. 30, 1998, at her home.
Mrs. Gombita was the mother of Helen Corbett of Powell.
In addition to her local daughter, she is also survived by her son-in-law, Bernie Corbett; her husband, Paul Gombita; 11 grandchildren, including Mike Corbett and his wife, Leigh Ann, of Powell and Tim Corbett of Morristown, N.J.; and by four other children, five great-grandchildren, two sisters and a brother.
A Mass of Christian Burial was said on Jan. 2 at St. Louis Roman Catholic Church of Lucerne, Pa. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
A tree was planted as a living memorial in her memory.