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.
Jane Baker Holt
Former Oak Ridger
Jane Louise Baker Holt, 74, formerly of Oak Ridge, died in her sleep on Friday, Jan. 1, 1999, at the home of her daughter in Drayden, Md.
She was the widow of James N. Holt.
The Holts came to Oak Ridge from the Washington, D.C., area in 1957 when James Holt began working for the Atomic Energy Commission. The couple had been married for almost 51 years at the time of his death.
Mrs. Holt worked as a secretary for a number of lawyers and doctors in Oak Ridge and later retired from the U.S. Department of Energy's Oak Ridge office in 1986. Before moving to Oak Ridge, she worked for the National Bureau of Standards in Washington.
She was born March 1, 1924, the daughter of Franklin Clarence and Grace Maude Reynolds Baker of Coudersport, Pa., who are now deceased. She graduated from Western High School in Washington, D.C., and then attended secretarial school.
Mrs. Holt enjoyed spending time with her family, reading, playing the piano and participating in local Republican Party activities, her family said. She also enjoyed her volunteer work as a Pink Lady at Oak Ridge Hospital. She and her husband enjoyed participating in activities of Kerbela Shrine Temple's Oriental Band.
Mrs. Holt is survived by three children, James Nicklas Holt Jr. and his wife, Carolyn Holt, of Knoxville, Jeffrey Kilbourne Holt and his wife, Lecie Holt, of Oak Ridge, and Janet MacKenzie Holt Fisher and her husband, Norman Fisher, of Drayden; three grandsons, James N. Holt III of Knoxville, Samuel Chedsey Holt of Oak Ridge and Gregory N. Fisher of Drayden; and her foster daughter, Patty Cooper Harden of Walkersville, Md.
A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 6, in the chapel of McCarty-Martin Oak Ridge Funeral Home.
The family requests any memorials be in the form of donations to the Shrine Hospital for Children, in care of Kerbela Shrine Temple, 315 Mimosa Ave. SE, Knoxville, TN 37920-2140.
Connie Mae Prater
Oak Ridge resident
Connie Mae Prater of Oak Ridge died Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2000, at her home.
Mrs. Prater is survived by two sons, Jerry Kent Prater and his wife, Linda, of Viola, Tenn., and John Michael Prater of Morrison, Tenn.; her brother, Granville McMahan and his wife, Violet, of Morrison; and six sisters, Laura McAfee, Clara McAfee and her husband, Bernard, and Mildred Prater and her husband, Ted, all of Morrison, Viola Ramsey and her husband, John, of Manchester, and Johnny Cooper and Polly Light and her husband, Kenneth, all of Muncie, Ind.
The funeral was to be held at 4 this afternoon, Jan. 5, in the chapel of Weatherford Mortuary with Martin Pyle officiating.
A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Central Standard Time on Thursday, Jan. 6, at Shady Grove Cemetery in Coffee County.
The family requests any memorials be in the form of donations to the American Cancer Society, Anderson County Unit, c/o Lee Costanzo, 103 Case Lane, Oak Ridge, TN 37830.
Gordon 'Flash' Parton
Father of Oak Ridge resident
Gordon "Flash" Parton, 69, of Sunbright, formerly of Scott County, died Sunday, Jan. 2, 2000, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.
Mr. Parton was the father of Anthony "Andy" Jones of Oak Ridge.
Born April 30, 1930, he was the son of Ernest and Inis Slaven Parton, who are deceased. He was a Baptist and for many years was a Mason.
In addition to his Oak Ridge son and daughter-in-law, Donna Jones, Mr. Parton is survived by his wife, Carol Parton; his daughter, Regina Burchfield and her husband, Gary, of Elgin; two other sons, David Jones and his wife, Christi, of Medina, Ohio, and Vincent Jones and his wife, Carol, of Vickery, Ohio; his sister, Tiny Sims of Helenwood; and two brothers, Doyle Parton and his wife, Libby, of Huntsville, Tenn., and Andrew Parton and his wife, Selma, of Harriman.
He is also survived by 11 grandchildren, Jason Burchfield, Anderia, Jerimy, Jessica, Erick, Quention, Amiala, Ashley, Christopher, Page and Dennis Jones; his sisters-in-law, Nellie Weller and her husband, Jerry, of Edmonton, Ky., and Bonnie Wingler of Elyria, Ohio; his brothers-in-law, Robert Meyers and his wife, Janet, of Oberlin, Ohio, and Joseph Meyers and his wife, Beckey, of Columbia Station, Ohio; a nephew he considered special, Jeff Sims; and by many other relatives.
Ken and Ann Goad were considered special friends.
A nephew, Doyle Lee Parton Jr., a brother-in-law, Alfred Sims, and his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Ruby and Robert Meyers, died earlier.
The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 6, in the chapel of West-Murley Funeral Home in Oneida.
Burial will follow at the Reed Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 tonight, Jan. 5, at the funeral home.