Lawrence E. Parker
Former area barber
Lawrence E. Parker, 58, of Oak Ridge, died Saturday, Jan. 2, 1999, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge after a lengthy illness.
Mr. Parker had worked as a barber at shops in Oak Ridge and elsewhere in the area, and he had a barbershop in Claxton in the mid-1970s.
He was the son of Lawrence Edward and Marie Finley Parker, who are deceased.
Mr. Parker is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Lisa Parker of Clinton; his daughter and son-in-law, Shelia and Trent Weaver of Andersonville; and four grandchildren, Sean Parker, Zachary Weaver, Evan Weaver and Randi Weaver.
He is also survived by two sisters, Jenell Napier of Soddy Daisy and Cecellia James of Rutledge; two brothers, Wayne Parker of Alpharetta, Ga., and Roy Parker of Smyrna, Ga.; half-brothers and half-sisters, Dana and Fred Parker of Georgia, Kathy Tidwell and Teresa MacMurtrie; his stepmother, Gracie Parker of Marietta, Ga.; and by several nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 6, at Buffalo Baptist Church in Rutledge. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 5, at Smith Funeral Home in Rutledge.
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.
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.
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.