Dr. C.C. and Dorothy Lushbaugh
Memorial services set
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 that any memorials be in the form of donations to the Alzheimer's Association, East Tennessee Chapter, 2200 Sutherland Ave., Knoxville, TN 37919; to 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.
Dorothy Gray Allison
Former Robertsville Baptist Church member
Dorothy Alwayne Gray Allison, also called "Winnie" and "Aunt Wayne" by her family and friends, died Sunday morning, Dec. 29, 2002, at St. Mary's Residential Hospice in Knoxville. She was a resident of Echo Ridge Retirement Community in Knoxville and a former resident of Oak Ridge.
Born May 21, 1929, in Cleveland, she was the daughter of Samuel Spurgeon Gray and Nannie Pauline Dean Gray. Her father died in 1965 and her mother, in 1983.
She was the widow of David Rice Allison, who died in 1995.
She came to Oak Ridge in 1945 as a bookkeeper for the Army Post Exchange, met her future husband, and worked at the Oak Ridge Gaseous Diffusion Plant. She later worked for attorneys Frank Wilson and Gene Joyce at the Town Hall Building. After that, she went to work for Union Carbide Nuclear Division at the Oak Ridge Y-12 Plant and worked there for 30 years.
Following the death of her husband, she moved to Knoxville to be nearer to her eldest son, later moving to Echo Ridge.
Since 1996, she had been a member and teacher at Wallace Memorial Baptist Church in Knoxville. Previously, she was a 40-year member of Robertsville Baptist Church in Oak Ridge, where she worked in the nursery and taught Sunday school.
Mrs. Allison is survived by her sons, F. Darr Allison of Knoxville and Danny Allison and his wife, Linda, of York, Neb.; her grandsons, Brad and Kris Allison of Lincoln, Neb.; her sister, Melba Pittman and her husband, Hoyt, of Oak Ridge; several nieces, nephews and cousins, including two favorite nieces, Dorothy Jane Buss, her namesake, and Cheryl Ann Ballew, and two favorite nephews, Archie Brooks Allison and Robert Donald Meeks, along with their families.
She considered Wilma, Barbara, Rick and Janice and their families to be among her closest friends.
In addition to her parents and her husband of 48 years, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Joe Don Gray, who died in 1931, and James B. Gray, who died in 1975; and another sister, Margie Lee Meeks, who died in 1989.
Mrs. Allison donated her body to the University of Tennessee Medical School in Memphis as an anatomical gift, later to be cremated and buried at Elmwood Cemetery, next to the remains of her husband, who had made the same bequest.
The family requests that any memorials be in the form of gifts to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, P.O. Box 3704, Memphis, TN 38103; Thompson Cancer Survival Center, 1915 White Ave., Knoxville, TN 37916; or St. Mary's Residential Hospice, 7447 Andersonville Pike, Knoxville, TN 37938.
There will be an informal memorial gathering at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan 5, 2003, at Echo Ridge Retirement Village, 8458 Gleason Drive, near Gallaher View Road and behind Bearden High School in West Knoxville. Kent Williams, the elder pastor for Wallace Memorial Baptist Church, will speak briefly, after which others may offer their own reflections about her life.
Benjamin 'Frank' Worthington
Decorated WW II veteran
Benjamin Franklin "Frank" Worthington, 76, of Oak Ridge, formerly of Oliver Springs, died Saturday, Dec. 30, 2000, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.
Mr. Worthington was born Nov. 20, 1924, in the Windrock Mining Camp, the son of Bedford Forest Worthington and Nannie K. Roberts Thacker Worthington, who are deceased.
He joined the U.S. Army at the age of 17. He served under Gen. George Patton in the Battle of the Bulge and received four Bronze Stars and several other commendations. After completing his tour of duty, he returned home and completed high school.
Mr. Worthington later joined the U.S. Navy and served in the Pacific Theater, and afterwards, he joined and served a tour of duty with the U.S. Air Force.
He was a retired electrician and a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. He was also a member of the Omega Masonic Lodge No. 536 F & AM and a Shriner, and he was a member of Beech Park Baptist Church of Lake City.
Mr. Worthington is survived by his daughters, Vickie Worthington of Reston, Va., Holly Worthington and her husband, Mark Graves, of Fairfax, Va., and Karen Worthington of Lebanon, Tenn.; his granddaughter, Hope Worthington of Lebanon; his sisters, Hazel Pride of Oak Ridge and Bess Kassner of Dayton, Ohio; and by several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, another daughter, Bennie Worthington, died earlier. Six sisters and five brothers are also deceased: Thelma T. Cox, Maude T. Walls, Margaret Worthington Thacker, Marie W. Carr, Addie W. Miles, Beatrice W. Harrison, William Thacker, George Thacker, Sam Worthington, Ed Worthington and John Worthington.
The funeral will be held at 8 tonight, Jan. 2, in the chapel of Sharp Funeral Home in Oliver Springs with the Rev. Gary Smith officiating.
A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 3, at Indian Creek Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight at the funeral home.
Redis Faye Nance
Lake City resident
Redis Faye Nance, 71, of Lake City, died Monday, Jan. 1, 2001, at St. Mary's Health System in Knoxville.
Mrs. Nance was a member of Little Cove Creek Baptist Church in Caryville. She loved working in her flowers and crocheting angels for her granddaughter, her family said.
She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Thomas Nance; her daughters, Sue Ellen Blakley and her husband, Carl, of Knoxville, Janie Gipson and her husband, Paul, of Lake City, Tammy Leopper and her husband, Randall, of Clinton; her brother, Levy Patterson and his wife, Georgia, of Lake City; and her sister, Ruby Ward of Tullahoma.
Mrs. Nance is also survived by her granddaughter, Brittany Leopper of Clinton; her grandsons, Randall Blakley of Jefferson City and Bradley Gipson of Lake City; a nephew she considered special, Patrick Patterson of Lake City; and by several other relatives.
Her parents, Calvin and Litha Phillips Patterson, and another sister, Ruth Strong, died earlier.
The funeral will be held at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 3, in the chapel of Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Lake City. The Rev. Charles Harness and the Rev. Lynn McClain will officiate.
A graveside service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 4, at North Leach Cemetery in Lake City. Pallbearers will be Ken Elliott, Tommy Bailey, Roger Nance, Odis Wilson, Carlos Crawford and Mack Bunch. Mart Byrge was named an honorary pallbearer.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Charlotte Lea Robinson
Community and GOP activist
Charlotte Lea Robinson of Oak Ridge, a member of the Local Oversight Committee's Citizens' Advisory Panel and a longtime active member of the local and state Republican Party, died Sunday, Dec. 31, 2000, at St. Mary's Hospice in Knoxville. She was 72.
Mrs. Robinson was born Aug. 23, 1928, in Atlanta, Ga., the daughter of James Walter and Charlotte Rhett Lea, who are deceased. She attended the public schools in Fulton County, Ga., and graduated from National Cathedral School in Washington, D.C.
She earned a bachelor of arts degree from Agnes Scott College and went on to earn a doctorate in biochemistry from Emory University.
Mrs. Robinson moved to Oak Ridge for postdoctorate training with Union Carbide Nuclear Division at the Biology Division of Oak Ridge National Laboratory. There she met and married her husband, James Norris Robinson, who is deceased. She retired from her scientific career to raise her three children, her family said.
She was active in her children's activities, including the Girl Scouts and the track and cross-country boosters clubs. She served six years on the board of the YWCA of Oak Ridge, including program responsibilities and one year as treasurer.
Mrs. Robinson was active in Tennessee Republican politics and was a former president of the Oak Ridge/Anderson County Republican Women. She was a member of the Tennessee Federation of Republican Women, holding the post of Area 3A vice president.
She was also a member of the Local Oversight Committee's Citizens' Advisory Panel and was vice president of the Roane-Anderson Professional Society.
Mrs. Robinson is survived by her children and their spouses, Charlotte Robinson Salay and her husband, Michael John Salay, of Loveland, Ohio, John Kelly Robinson and his wife, Kathleen Brandner Robinson, of Riverside, Conn., and William Norris Robinson and his wife, Wendy Genella Robinson, of Caryville; her brothers, James Walter Lea and Anthony Addison Lea; her brother-in-law, Robert Edward Robinson; and by eight grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 4, at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church with the Rev. Craig Kallio officiating.
The family requests that any memorials be in the form of donations to the Scholarship Fund at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 212 N. Tulane Ave., Oak Ridge, TN 37830.
The family will receive friends at the church following the memorial service Thursday.
Weatherford Mortuary is handling arrangements.