Charles Edward King Jr.
Charles Edward King Jr., 64, of Coalfield, died Sunday, Jan. 3, 1999, at his home.
Mr. King was an electrician for 31 years. He last worked at the Tennessee Valley Authority's plant in Kingston. He was a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers of America, Local No. 1527.
He was born in Scott County on March 24, 1934, the son of Gertrude Daugherty and Charles Edward King Sr., who are deceased. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War and had lived in Coalfield for the past 35 years.
Mr. King is survived by his wife, Bernette Adcock King; his children, Ronald Douglas Finks and his wife, Connie, and Gary Finks and his wife, Teresa, all of Gainesville, Ga., Stephen Ray Finks and his wife, Lori, of Marietta, Ga., Rebecca Lynn Bolton and her husband, Jeff, of LaFollette, and Larry Dale Finks and his wife, Juanita, Paula Lynette Cox and her husband, Jeff, and Tammy Elaine Lester and her husband, Sammy, all of Coalfield.
He is also survived by his brother, Everett King of Strunk, Ky.; nine grandchildren, Cody Finks, Bryan Cassel, Jennifer Bunch, Nathan Cassel, Nicholas Tasskell, Brittany Lester, Hannah Bolton, Aaron Finks and Mackenzie Cox; his great-granddaughter, Ansley Brock Cassel; and his mother-in-law, Minnie M. Adcock of Coalfield.
Eight sisters and a brother died earlier: Cordelia Forester, Dellah King, Opal Pritchard, Ruth Ross, Clara Ross, Florie Stephens, Lulabell King, Mable West and Chester King.
The funeral will be held at 8 tonight, Jan. 5, in the chapel of Sharp Funeral Home in Oliver Springs with the Rev. Jim West officiating.
A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 6, at Adcock Cemetery in Coalfield.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight at the funeral home.
Robert Dewey Kitts
Retired K-25 chemical operator
Robert Dewey "Bob" Kitts of Oak Ridge died Monday, Jan. 4, 1999, at his home.
Mr. Kitts was retired from Union Carbide Nuclear Division as a chemical operator at the Oak Ridge K-25 Site.
He was born in Ceres, Va., the son of Kelly Gordon and Ada Grayson Waddel Kitts. He enlisted in the U.S. Army on Sept. 3, 1945, at Fort Meade, Md., and during World War II served under Gen. Douglas McArthur at Guadalcanal.
Mr. Kitts attended Cumberland Presbyterian Church.
He is survived by his son, Robert G. Kitts and his wife, Lori, of Toledo, Ohio; his daughter, Linda Blackburn of Tampa, Fla.; two grandchildren, Robbie G. Kitts of Toledo and Melinda Blackburn of Tampa; and several nieces and nephews.
Lillian White of Oliver Springs and Edith Kitts of Oak Ridge were considered special friends.
A sister and a brother, Selma Casselle and Henry Kitts, died earlier.
A military graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 7, at Oak Ridge Memorial Park with the Rev. Garvan Walls officiating.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 6, at Weatherford Mortuary.
The family requests any memorials be in the form of donations to Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 127 Lafayette Drive, Oak Ridge, TN 37830.
Polly Murphy Carver
Calvary Baptist member
Polly Juanita Murphy Carver, 74, of Oak Ridge, died Monday, Jan. 4, 1999, at Fort Sanders Parkwest Medical Center in Knoxville.
Mrs. Carver had been a resident of Oak Ridge since 1944 and was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.
In earlier years, she worked for Tennessee Eastman and the Atomic Energy Commission.
She was born in Bradley County on July 31, 1924, the daughter of Alonzo Alexander and Beth Belle Holloway Murphy.
Mrs. Carver enjoyed flowers, reading and cooking, and she loved her children, her family said.
She is survived by her husband, Ruben Gwyn Carver; five children, Roena Thomas of Oak Ridge, Diane Hampton of Harriman, Cynthia Craven and her husband, David, of Temple, Texas, Suzanne Gray and her husband, Ted, of Heiskell, and John Robert Harris and his wife, Diane, of Knoxville; three step-children, Patsy Griffing of Charleston, S.C., Rudy Carver of Phoenix, Ariz., and Henry Carver of Knoxville; and two brothers, Lonnie Murphy and Jack Murphy, both of Cleveland, Tenn.
Mrs. Carver is also survived by 11 grandchildren, Cheryl Wieger of Clinton, Don Evans of Fort Campbell, Ky., Jill Evans of Oak Ridge, Kristen Matheson of Lancing, Bradley Teague of Camp Lejeune, N.C., Julie Nixon of Ringgold, Ga., Anne Craven, Lisa Harris and Carla Harris, all of Knoxville, and Erin Gray and John Gray, both of Heiskell; four great-grandchildren, Jamie Sexton, Elizabeth Sexton, Justin Matheson and Andrew Nixon; and by several nieces and nephews.
C.R. and Lorena Lay were considered special friends.
A sister and a brother, Beatrice Murphy and James Alexander Murphy, died earlier.
A private graveside service will be conducted at Oak Ridge Memorial Park with the Rev. Steve McDonald officiating.
The family requests any memorials be in the form of donations to the American Psychiatric Fund, 1400 K Street NW, Washington, DC 20005.
Weatherford Mortuary is handling arrangements.
Cecil Edward 'Eddie' Russell
Former MMC employee
Cecil Edward "Eddie" Russell, 51, of Oak Ridge, died Saturday, Jan. 3, 2004, at St. Mary's Residential Hospice in Knoxville, of cancer.
Born June 5, 1952, at Rockwood Chamberlain Memorial Hospital, Mr. Russell graduated from Rockwood High School in 1970. He served in the U.S. Navy from November 1971 until May 1974 and then in the Naval Reserves until May 1978. Mr. Russell attended Knoxville Vocational School and was a licensed medical laboratory technician. He was employed by Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge and worked in the chemistry department of the hospital until the time of his death.
He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church where he served as a deacon. In December 2003, he graduated from VBC Bible Institute in Roan Mountain with a bachelor's degree in theology. His hobbies included Bible study, reading and doing cross-stitch.
Mr. Russell is survived by his wife of 28 years, Nancy Russell; his daughter, Elizabeth Russell; his father, James E. Russell, of Jefferson City; his mother, Nellie Miles Russell, of Rockwood; his sister, Kim Murphy and husband, Emery; a nephew, Jason Morgan; and by a niece, Sarah Murphy, all of Alpharetta, Ga.
He is also survived by two brothers-in-law, Robert Jenkins of Oak Ridge and Leroy Jenkins and wife, Clara, of Greeneville; a nephew, David Jenkins, and his family of Smyrna; and by several aunts, uncles and cousins in Rockwood.
Fred and Shirley Williams, of Powell, were considered special friends.
The funeral will be at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2004, at Calvary Baptist Church with the Rev. Steve McDonald and the Rev. Charles Kelly officiating.
A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 7, at Oak Ridge Memorial Park. Military rites will be provided by the Volunteer State War Era Honor Guard.
The family requests that any memorials be in the form of contributions to the Missions Fund of Calvary Baptist Church, 163 N. Jefferson Circle, Oak Ridge, TN 37830.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the church.
Weatherford Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
Patrick Dabbs II
Retired Y-12 employee
Patrick "Pat" Dabbs II, 68, of Oak Ridge, died Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2000, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.
Mr. Dabbs had taken a medical retirement many years ago from his job at the Oak Ridge Y-12 Plant.
He was the son of Patrick and Eva Dabbs, who are deceased.
Mr. Dabbs was a member of First United Methodist Church and was a U.S. Air Force veteran.
He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Mary Sue Dabbs; his son, David Dabbs and his wife, Donna, of Oak Ridge; his daughter, Dianne Davenport and her husband, Jeff, of Halls; three grandchildren, Ashley, Collin and Cory McClanahan; his sister, Barbara Hentz of Georgia; and several nieces.
Vickie and David Harris and J.D. and Ellen Foster were considered special friends.
The funeral was held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 9, at First United Methodist Church.
Burial followed at Oak Ridge Memorial Park, with members of the East Tennessee Veterans Honor Guard conducting military rites.
McCarty-Martin Oak Ridge Funeral Home handled 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.