Michelle Janice Allen
Rainbow Florist owner
Michelle Janice Allen, 49, of Knoxville, died Wednesday night, Jan. 4, 2001, at Fort Sanders Parkwest Medical Center in Knoxville.
Mrs. Allen was originally from West Warwick, R.I. She had lived in San Diego, Calif., for 11 years and in Denver, Colo., for six years before moving to West Knox County in 1991. She had owned Rainbow Florist in Oak Ridge since December 1999.
Before working at the floral shop, she was a registered nurse in home health care in Anderson, Campbell, Knox, Roane and Union counties. She had also worked as an occupational health nurse at the Levi Straus plant on Cherry Street, Knoxville.
Mrs. Allen was a den mother in Cub Scouts and was very active in youth soccer as a coach in AYSO and as the manager of the SMSC Fury.
She is survived by her husband, Richard Allen; her sons, Joshua Allen and Matthew Allen, both of Knoxville; her parents, Arthur and Marion McNeilis of Coventry, R.I.; her brothers, William McNeilis and James McNeilis, both of West Warwick; her sister, Collette Fields of San Diego; and by several nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews and in-laws.
The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 8, at St. Mary's Catholic Church.
The family requests any memorials be in the form of donations to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, P.O. Box 810, Memphis, TN 38103.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 7, at Weatherford Mortuary.
Lucy Jenkins Cate
Retired Teamsters secretary
Lucy Jenkins Howsare Cate of Clinton died Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2001, at her home. She was 79.
Mrs. Cate was born Jan. 20, 1921, in Clinton, the daughter of A.D. and Dona Jenkins. She was a 1940 graduate of Clinton High School.
For most of her working life, she was an executive secretary of Teamsters Local No. 519 and vigorously supported the role of the union in improving working conditions and wages, her family said. After her retirement, she was active in Chapter 519 of Teamsters Retirees and the Tennessee Coalition of Retired Teamsters, serving on the board of directors of both organizations.
Mrs. Cate was a member of First Baptist church of Clinton, the Timely Topics Club and Garden Group II. She was an avid supporter of the University of Tennessee football and the Lady Vols basketball teams.
She is survived by her husband, Earl Cate; her son, Arland K. Howsare Jr. and his wife, of Virginia Beach, Va.; her daughter, Karen Hamby and her husband, Robert, of Clinton; her stepdaughter, Judy Cate Brown of Rex, Ga.; her sister, Dudley "Katherine" Hoskins of Clinton; and by her brother, Eugene Jenkins and his wife, of Monroe, Mich.
Mrs. Cate is also survived by grandchildren, Arland K. Howsare III and his wife, and Dave Painter and his wife, Arlene, all of Virginia Beach, Perry Dupree and his wife, Melissa, of Lake City, and Jesse Flores and his wife, Melanie, of San Antonio, Texas; her step-grandchildren, Don Scott and his wife, Amy, Jeff Bullock and his wife, Lisa, all of Clinton and Elizabeth Hayes Brown of London, England; and by five great-grandchildren and four step-great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 6, in the chapel of Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton with the Rev. Paul Frick and the Rev. Terry Baker officiating.
Burial will follow at Grandview Memorial Gardens in Clinton.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight, Jan. 5, at the funeral home.
Zella P. Fikes
Mother of Oak Ridge resident
Zella P. Fikes of Hamilton, Ala., died Sunday, Dec. 31, 2000, at Pineview Nursing Home in Winfield, Ala.
Mrs. Fikes was the mother of Dot Shotts and the grandmother of Vickie Shotts Quick, both of Oak Ridge.
The funeral was held Monday, Jan. 1, at Hamilton Funeral Home.
Burial was Tuesday, Jan. 2, at Hamilton Memory Gardens on Tuesday, Jan. 2.
Dr. C.C and Dorothy Lushbauch
Joint memorial service
A joint memorial service for Dr. C.C. Lushbaugh and Dorothy Bess Lushbaugh will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 6, at Martin Oak Ridge Funeral Home.
The family requests any memorials be in the form of donations to the Alzheimer's Association, East Tennessee Chapter, 2200 Sutherland Ave., Knoxville, TN 37919; the American Cancer Society, 871 N. Weisgarber Road, Knoxville, TN 37909; or to the Cat Cradle of East Tennessee, 2495 Glen Meadow Road, Knoxville, TN 37909.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Howard Juan Rash Jr.
Former Oak Ridge resident
Howard Juan Rash Jr., 58, of Frankfort, Ky., died Thursday, Jan. 4, 2001, at Frankfort Regional Medical Center.
Mr. Rash was born March 4, 1942, in Wytheville, Va. He was the son of Mary Wright and Howard Rash Sr. of Oak Ridge, who survive him. He was a 1960 graduate of Oak Ridge High School and lettered in baseball.
He had also served in the U.S. Air Force.
Mr. Rash loved horses and had lived in Frankfort for the past seven years. He was the assistant horse trainer at Fawn Leap Farms in Frankfort.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his son, Clinton Duane Rash and his wife, Terry, of Oak Ridge; his sister, Barbara Jean Fowler and her husband, Joe, of Barnesville, Ga.; his grandsons, Eric, Jarred and Bradley Rash of Oak Ridge; his nephew and nieces, Jeff Fowler, Jodi Henderson and Jacquelyn Fowler, all of the Atlanta, Ga., area.
A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 7, at Oak Ridge Memorial Park with the Rev. Charles Mattson officiating.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 6, at Weatherford Mortuary.
Lavonna Miller England
Batley community resident
Lavonna Miller England, 35, of the Batley community of Anderson County, died Thursday, Jan. 4, 2001, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.
Ms. England was a member of Batley Baptist Church. Her family said she will be remembered as a loving mother, a precious daughter, a wonderful sister and a special friend to those she knew.
She is survived by her daughter, Deanna England; her brother, Aaron England and his wife, Kathryn England, and their daughter, Kalleen England; her mother, Shelby England and her friend, Pat Goodman; and by her father, Raymond England and his wife, Mabel.
Ms. England is also survived by her stepbrothers, Tony Harper and David Harper; her stepsisters, Pat Crowe and Frances Buck; her grandparents, Marshal and Isabel Jones; her uncles, Alvin Jones, Carl McKamey and Ben Freels; and by many other relatives.
Sharp Funeral Home in Oliver Springs is handling arrangements, which were incomplete this morning.
Daniel Andrew Taylor
Brother of John Taylor of Oak Ridge
Daniel Andrew Taylor, 45, of Doyle, Tenn., died Saturday, Jan. 4, 2003, at his home.
He was a librarian.
Born Jan. 8, 1957, in Oak Ridge, he was the son of Dr. Henry D. and Elizabeth Ashburn Taylor. His father is deceased and his mother lives in Fairfield Glade.
In addition to his mother, Mr. Taylor is survived by his wife, Cathy McCord Taylor; his brother, John Taylor of Oak Ridge; a niece, Erin Savage of Doyle; and a godson, Joseph Daniel Youorski of Sugar Hill, Ga.
The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 6, at Greenwood Baptist Church in Doyle. Jim McCord, Brian Underwood and Fate Wilson will officiate.
The family requests that any memorials be in the form of gifts to the Building Fund of the White County Library, c/o Cathy Taylor, 770 E. Gooseneck Road, Doyle, TN 38559.
Hunter Funeral Home of Sparta is in charge of arrangements.