Dwain Norman, of Heiskell, died Saturday, Jan. 3, 2004, at Clairborne Hospital following a brief illness.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Roy Norman and Della Rasnick; his stepmother, Pearl Norman; two brothers, Joe Norman and Ray Norman; and by a sister, Wanda Phipps.
Mr. Norman is survived by his wife, Alene Norman; two daughters, Wanda Myers of Florida and Sharon Patterson Roberts and husband, Dewayne, of Heiskell; and by five sons, Michael Norman, Steve Patterson, and Jeff Paterson and wife, Donna, all of Heiskell, Larry Patterson of New York, and David Patterson and wife, Dawn, of Springfield.
He is also survived by 16 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren, two of whom he and his wife raised, Todd Cox and Jason Davis; a brother, Tommy Norman and wife, Charolotte, of Columbus, Ga.; a sister-in-law, Helen Ensley, of Georgetown; two brothers-in-law, Roy Roach of Clinton and William L. Roach of California; and by an aunt and uncle, the Rev. Lyn and Evelyn McCain.
The funeral will be at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2004, in the chapel of Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton with the Rev. David White and the Rev. Lyn McCain officiating.
A military funeral and burial will be at Blowing Springs Cemetery in Clinton. Honorary pallbearers will be Tom Duncan, John Foster, Shannon Hodge and Orlando Valentine.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Ruth Elizabeth Moore
Former employee of Alexander Motor Inn
Ruth Elizabeth Moore, 85, of Oak Ridge, died Saturday, Jan. 3, 2004, at NHC HealthCare of Oak Ridge.
Born Sept. 5, 1918, in LaFollette, she was the daughter of Daniel and Febbie Taylor Moore.
Mrs. Moore worked at the Alexander Motor Inn for approximately 30 years as a housekeeper and then another 17 years at the Holiday Inn. She was a member of Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church. Her family said she enjoyed playing bingo, drawing and singing. She was also an avid doll collector.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Lonas Allen Moore, in 1938.
Mrs. Moore is survived by her son, Robert Charles "Rabbit" Allen, of Oak Ridge; her foster son, Harry Young Jr., of Kingsport; her brother, Robert L. Moore, of Detroit, Mich.; and by her sister, Susie Mae Gilliard, of Oak Ridge.
She is also survived by six special nieces, Linnette Thomas of Detroit, Tommie Stevens of Oak Ridge, Victoria Parris and husband, Glenn, of Chattanooga, Crystal Frye and husband, Lamont, and Loreal Frye, all of Memphis, and Nikki Conyers of Burlington, N.C.; three nephews, John Gilliard, Ladarian Frye and Toronzo Frye, all of Memphis; a special grandniece and caregiver, Bonnie Teasley, and her daughter, Cici Teasley of Oak Ridge; and by a great-grandnephew, Tevin Lee, of Oak Ridge.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 8, 2004, at Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. T.L. Mims officiating.
Burial will follow at Oak Ridge Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday at the church.
Weatherford Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
Dorothy Clark Alexander
Member of Central Baptist Church
Dorothy Clark Alexander, 94, of Oak Ridge, died Sunday, Jan. 4, 2004, at her home.
Born April 14, 1909, in Mayfield, Ky., of Graves County, she was the daughter of John Oscar and Oina Wyatt Clark.
She moved to Oak Ridge in 1944 and became a member of Central Baptist Church in November 1947. She was a homemaker. Until her illness, she was very active in the church and had worked in the nursery for three generations of children from the same families. According to her family, she loved her family and was always helping in any way she could. Her family said she loved gardening and working in her yard and became very upset when her illness prevented her from doing so.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her nine brothers and sisters; her husband, Bill Alexander; her daughter, Martha Lyle; and by her grandson, Kenny Lyle.
Mrs. Alexander is survived by two daughters, June Marlow and Beth Baskette; her son, Eddie Alexander and wife, Shirley; 15 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and by several nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2004, at Central Baptist Church in Oak Ridge. Another funeral will be at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 7, in the chapel of Byrn Funeral Home in Mayfield, Ky.
Burial will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 7, at Highland Park Cemetery in Mayfield.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the church and from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Martin Oak Ridge Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Patricia Higgins Taylor
Oak Ridge resident
Patricia Higgins Taylor, 40, of Oak Ridge, died Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2003.
Born Dec. 23, 1963, in Oak Ridge, she was the daughter of Ted and Elsie Shubert Higgins, both now deceased. Mrs. Taylor worked at A Mark Cleaners. She was a graduate of Oak Ridge High School.
Mrs. Taylor is survived by her son, Matthew Malone; her daughter, Marlee Kay Malone; and by her sister, Barbara Perry, of Oak Ridge.
A graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 8, 2004, at Oak Ridge Memorial Park.
Weatherford Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
Raymond Albert Koteski
Raymond Albert "Ray" Koteski, 81, of Powell, died Thursday, Jan. 1, 2004, at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center.
He was born May 2, 1922, in Natrona, Pa., of Allegheney County, as the youngest of eight children. He was a member of Holy Ghost Catholic Church. He retired in April 1984 after 39 years of service in various departments of the operations division at the Union Carbide Oak Ridge K-25 site.
At age 14, he was honored with the American Legion Plaque based on scholastic and athletic achievements in his elementary school years. At age 18, he was captain of the basketball team at Har-Brach High School and received the section I trophy as most valuable player. Mr. Koteski was honored with an athletic scholarship playing basketball for the "Demon Deacons" of Wake Forest University in North Carolina. He graduated with a degree in chemistry and was a member of Gamma Sigma Epsilon honorary fraternity and the 1942-1943 Monogram Club.
Mr. Koteski was a member of the Sequoyah Duplicate Bridge Club and the ACBL. His civic activities included youth work, coaching and church involvement.
The family would like to acknowledge a special friend, Dick Beaver, who co-chaired the annual fall festival and helped coach the basketball teams at St. Joseph Elementary School.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Charlotte Holden Koteski, in 2001.
Mr. Koteski is survived by four daughters, Frances McGaha and husband, Jim, of Seabrook, Texas, Mary St. John, Charlotte Ann Higginbotham and husband, Richard Jr., of Knoxville, and Cathy Mikkola and husband, Bob, of North Grafton, Mass.; 10 grandchildren, Christy McGaha, Chris St. John and wife, Shelley, Kim Skeen and husband, Rick, Tobie Funte, Sandy St. John, Allen Higginbotham and wife, Kim, Ray Higginbotham, Matthew Higginbotham, Ashley Mikkola and Meredith Mikkola; three great-grandsons, Parker St. John, Casey St. John and Clay Skeen; and by several nieces and nephews.
A funeral Mass was to be at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 5, 2004, at Holy Ghost Catholic Church with the Rev. Xavier Mankel officiating.
Burial was to follow at Highland Memorial Cemetery.
The family requests that any memorials be in the form of contributions to Holy Ghost Catholic Church, P.O. Box 3936, Knoxville, TN 37928 or to a charity of the donor's choice.
Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel in Knoxville is in charge of arrangements.
Dr. Burl E. Gilliland
Former Oak Ridge resident
Dr. Burl E. Gilliland, 76, of Fernandina Beach, Fla., died Thursday, Jan. 1, 2004, due to medical complications from lung cancer.
He was born in Chandler Mountain, Ala. He retired as a distinguished professor emeritus from the University of Memphis in 1997, where he was twice elected by students and faculty as distinguished professor of the year. Dr. Gilliland helped develop the doctorate program in counseling psychology at the university and co-authored graduated level textbooks in psychology and counseling and crisis intervention strategies.
At his retirement, his family said his doctoral students planted a water oak tree on the campus to commemorate his contribution to their lives. Also while in Memphis, he consulted with the Memphis Police Department in setting up a Crisis Intervention Training Program. In 1978, he was awarded the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Human Rights Award in recognition of his devotion to the ideals of social justice and non-violence.
Before becoming a professor, he was a guidance counselor and later chairman of the guidance department at Oak Ridge High School from 1960 to 1969. He was a retired captain of the U.S. Navy and a decorated veteran of World War II and the Korean conflict. His family said he was also a celebrated carver of whimsical twig animals.
Dr. Gilliland is survived by his wife of 55 years, Martha; two daughters, Carol and Ruth; six brothers, Kenneth, Corley, Lee, Hershel, Bill and Mark; and by a sister, Rubye Phillips.
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 10, 2004, at Chandler Mountain Baptist Church in Steele, Ala.
The family requests that any memorials be in the form of contributions to a charity of the donor's choice.
Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors in Fernandina Beach are in charge of arrangements.
James Luther Tweed
Former Oak Ridge resident
James Luther Tweed, 58, of Knoxville, died Tuesday, Jan. 5, 1999, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.
Mr. Tweed was a former resident of Oak Ridge.
He was a member of union Local No. 453 of the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers.
Mr. Tweed was a member of the Moose Lodge of Oak Ridge, the Fraternal Order of Eagles of Midtown, the Masonic Lodge of Kingston and of the Scottish Rite and Kerbela Temple of Knoxville.
Born in Powell on Nov. 26, 1940, he was the son of Van and Lavada Beeler Tweed, who are deceased. He was a U.S. Army veteran.
He is survived by his daughter, Rebecca Leigh Tweed of Rockford, Ill.; his granddaughter, Bré Aunna Leigh Davidson of Rockford; his sister, Bonnie Kate Heeble of Homer, La.; and his half-brother, John Grant Monday of Florida.
The family said Mr. Tweed had special friends at the Garden Plaza Hotel and the Moose Lodge.
His brother, Von Lee Monday, died earlier.
A graveside service will be conducted at noon Friday, Jan. 8, at Spring City Cemetery in Spring City.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 7, at McCarty Weaver Cumberland Chapel, Knoxville.
Nellie Hensley Wilson
Nellie Hensley Wilson, 75, of Briceville, died Thursday, Jan. 6, 2000, at Windwood Health and Rehabilitation Center in Clinton.
Mrs. Wilson is survived by her daughter, Evelyn Shrum and her husband, Russell, of Calvert City, Ky.; and her stepson, Donnie Wilson and his wife, Cathy.
The funeral will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 8, in the chapel of Cox-Martin Funeral Home in Lake City with the Rev. Warner Hawkins officiating.
Burial will follow at Circle Cemetery in Briceville.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight, Jan. 7, at the funeral home.
Frank Oddlee Bunch
Frank Oddlee Bunch, 73, of Harriman, died Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2000, at Roane Medical Center in Harriman.
Mr. Bunch was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and the son of Jim and Nellie Boshears Bunch, who are deceased.
He enjoyed fishing and spending time with family and friends, his family said. He was a Baptist.
Mr. Bunch is survived by his daughter, Diane McKeethan of Kingston; his son, Wendell Bunch and his wife, Mary Jane, of Harriman; two grandsons, Steven McKeethan of Kingston and Wes Bunch of Harriman; and four brothers, Hurley Boshears Jr. of Knoxville, Hugh Boshears of Caryville, Floyd "Bo" Boshears of North Carolina and Bobby Bunch of California.
Helen Best of Kingston was considered a special friend.
Mr. Bunch's wife of 45 years, Joyce Hensley Bunch, and a brother, Don Boshears, died earlier.
The funeral will be held at 8 tonight, Jan. 7, in the chapel of Kyker Funeral Home in Kingston with the Rev. Randy Griffis officiating.
A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 8, at Anderson Memorial Gardens, Oliver Springs Highway, Clinton.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight at the funeral home.