The Rev. James M. Stone
The Rev. James M. Stone, 78, of Kingston, died Sunday, Jan. 4, 2004, at Fort Sanders Parkwest Medical Center in Knoxville.
He was a pastor at Woodland Park, Paint Rock Baptist Church, New Colony Fellowship and other churches. He was a member of Paint Rock Masonic Lodge.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Louetta Stone; two grandsons, Mark Stone and Jody Stone; his parents John and Cora Stone; and by a brother Freeman Stone.
Mr. Stone is survived by four sons, John Stone, Billy Stone, Jerry Stone and Perry Stone; and by 13 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2004, at Paint Rock Baptist Church with the Rev. James Fore and the Rev. Keith Kile officiating.
Burial will be at Fellowship Baptist Church Cemetery in Dierks, Ark.
The family requests that any memorials be in the form of contributions to the Paint Rock Baptist Church Building Fund.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the church.
Kyker Funeral Home in Kingston is in charge of arrangements.
Duffie P. McKinney Retired teacher, principal
Duffie P. McKinney, 82, of Harriman, died Monday, Jan. 4, 1999, at St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Edgewood, Ky.
Mrs. McKinney taught for 32 years in the Roane County school system and was principal of Dyllis Elementary School for several years.
She was born in Anderson County's Rosedale community on May 17, 1916, the daughter of Samuel and Odessa Lowe Phillips.
Mrs. McKinney was a member of Dyllis Baptist Church and of Chapter No. 498 of the Order of Eastern Star.
She was the widow of Glenn M. McKinney.
She is survived by two sons, Edward McKinney and his wife, Janice, of Erlanger, Ky., and Glenn McKinney and his wife, Cheryl, of Winston-Salem, N.C.; two brothers, Doffas Phillips of Harriman and Warner Phillips of Oak Ridge; and by six grandsons and eight great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 8, in the chapel of Sharp Funeral Home in Oliver Springs. The Rev. Waylan Payne will officiate.
Burial will follow at Crawford Cemetery in the Wheat community.
The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
The family requests any memorials be in the form of donations to the Building Fund of Dyllis Baptist Church, Harriman, TN 37748.
Madolin E. 'Cookie' Hand Sister of Judy Gray
Madolin Elaine "Cookie" Hand, 56, of Oliver Springs, died Monday, Jan. 4, 1999, at her home.
Mrs. Hand was the sister of Judy Gray of Oliver Springs.
She was born in Roanoke, Va., on Jan. 17, 1942, the daughter of John and Julia Clark Wilkerson, who are now deceased.
She was a former resident of Kansas City, Mo.
In addition to her sister and brother-in-law, Rick D. Gray, Mrs. Hand is survived by her daughter, Julia Rebecca "Becky" Howard and her husband, Doug Howard, of Kansas City; her son, Richard Eugene Thomas and his wife, Stacy Thomas, of Independence, Mo.; her brother, Edmond Wilkerson of Phoenix, Ariz.; her niece, Angelia Shankle; and her grandniece, Makala.
She is also survived by eight grandchildren, Kara Stockdall, Kasie Stockdall and Cameron Stockdall, children of her daughter, and Jade Thomas, Jonathon Thomas, Jake Thomas, Rocky Thomas and Alexis Thomas, all children of her son.
The funeral will be held at 8 tonight, Jan. 7, in the chapel of Weatherford Mortuary.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 tonight at the mortuary.
Burial will be in Chillicothe, Mo., with Lindley Funeral Home handling arrangements.
The family requests any memorials be in the form of donations to the Lupus Foundation of America Inc., East Tennessee Chapter, 5612 Kingston Pike, No. 5, Knoxville, TN 37919.
Sharon Phillips Wife of former LC resident
Sharon Phillips, 54, of Griffith, Ind., died Saturday, Jan. 2, 1999, in Indiana.
Mrs. Phillips is survived by her husband, James Phillips, a former Lake City resident; three sons, Donald Bonds of Alabama, Kevin Fleming of Tennessee and James F. Phillips Sr. of Griffith; her daughter, Dori Phillips of Griffith; her sister, Susan Bryant of Alabama; her brother, Richard Fleming of Schereville, Ind.; and two grandchildren.
The funeral will be held at 8 tonight, Jan. 7, in the chapel of Cox-Martin Funeral Home in Lake City with the Rev. Brian Courtney officiating.
Burial will be Friday, Jan. 8, at Norris Memorial Gardens in Norris.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight at the funeral home.
James William Gregory
Retired MMES professional engineer
James "Jim" William Gregory, 79, of Oak Ridge died Sunday, Jan. 6, 2002, at NHC Health Care of Oak Ridge.
Born Feb. 9, 1922, in Bridgeburg, Ontario, Canada, he was the son of Christopher C. and Gertrude Streets Gregory and grew up in Titusville, Pa.
Mr. Gregory was a registered professional engineer. He received his engineering degree in 1943 from Case Institute of Technology, now part of Case Western Reserve University.
He was employed by Curtiss Wright Aircraft in Buffalo, N.Y., during World War II and by Structural Steel in Cleveland, Ohio, before coming to Oak Ridge in January 1949 to work for the engineering department at the Oak Ridge K-25 site. He retired from Martin Marietta Energy Systems in 1985 from his position as head of structural and architectural engineering.
Mr. Gregory was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Oak Ridge. He lived for 30 years in Kingston and during that time he was a member of Kingston Methodist Church.
He was a member of the Roane County Heritage Committee, a member and past master of Omega Masonic Lodge No. 536, past commander of the Oak Ridge Power Squadron, a member of the Roane Choral Society, a charter member and past president of the Oak Ridge Chapter of the Tennessee Society of Professional Engineers and a member of his church choirs.
Mr. Gregory is survived by his wife of 57 years, Margaret "Peggy" Gregory; his daughters, Priscilla "Perky" Hunt and her husband, Bobby, of Perry, Fla., and Melinda "Mimi" Tilley and her husband, Edward, of Oak Ridge; and his sons, James Michael Gregory and his wife, Vicky, of Piney Flats, Tenn., and John Christopher Gregory and his wife, Mickey, of Franklin.
He is also survived by his grandchildren, David Hunt of Perry, J.D. Gregory and Daniel Gregory, both of Piney Flats, Kristin Sordi and her husband, Marc, of Roseville, Calif., Lisa Tilley of West Palm Beach, Fla., Wes Tilley of Oak Ridge and Joel Wray and his wife, Jessica, of College Grove, Tenn.; and two nieces, Debby Little of Delray Beach, Fla., and Wendy Gessler of Pompano Beach, Fla.
Stewart and Dorothy Dismuke of Oak Ridge were considered special friends.
In addition to his parents, a sister, Bettina Gregory Michael, preceded him in death.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9, at First Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Graeme Sieber officiating.
A private burial will follow at Oak Ridge Memorial Park. Honorary pallbearers are Stewart Dismuke, Gerald Lay, James Yankie, Harry Carper and Richard Lord.
Members of Omega Masonic Lodge No. 536 will conduct a Masonic service.
The family requests that any memorials be in the form of gifts to the National Parkinson's Foundation, 1501 NW 9th Ave./Bob Hope Road, Miami, FL 33136; or the music program at First Presbyterian Church of Oak Ridge, P.O. Box 6106, Oak Ridge, TN 37830; or the Methodist Medical Center Hospitality House, c/o Methodist Medical Foundation, 998 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge, TN 37830.
The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday at First Presbyterian Church.
Weatherford Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements.
Eleanor Blanche Hickey
Calvary Baptist Church member
Eleanor Blanche Hickey, 84, of Oak Ridge, died Monday, Jan. 7, 2002, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.
Born Aug. 1, 1917, in Roane County, she was the daughter of William Charles and Polly Clark Branam.
Mrs. Hickey was a homemaker and a member of Calvary Baptist Church. She was also a member of the Order of Eastern Star and the Amaranth.
Needlecraft and sewing were among her interests.
Mrs. Hickey was the widow of George Zirkle Hickey, who died Jan. 26, 1989.
She is survived by her sons, George Zirkle Hickey Jr. and his wife, Margaret, of Oak Ridge, and Fred Ray Hickey of Oliver Springs; her daughters, Rachel Marie Vowell of Oak Ridge and Verna Bollin and her husband, Fred, of Powell; and by 16 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.
Another son, James Charles Hickey, died in 1983, and another daughter, Mary Ruth Hickey, died in 1946.
The funeral will be held at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9, in the chapel of Weatherford Mortuary with the Rev. Garvan Walls officiating.
A graveside service will be conducted at noon Thursday, Jan. 10, at Anderson Memorial Gardens, 640 Oliver Springs Highway, Clinton.
The family requests that any memorials be in the form of gifts to the Alzheimer's Association, 2200 Sutherland Ave., Suite No. 102, Knoxville, TN 37919.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the mortuary.
Felsie Owens Griggs
Native of Marlow
Felsie Ellen Owens Griggs, 81, of Rockledge, Fla., died Sunday, Jan. 6, 2002, at the home of her daughter in Florida.
Born Dec. 5, 1920, in the Marlow community, she was the daughter of Edward Taylor Owens and Rosa Esther Owens.
Although she moved from the Marlow community in 1956, Mrs. Griggs never missed a chance to come back home to Tennessee, her family said, adding that her heart was always in the Tennessee mountains. She had remained a member of Poplar Creek Baptist Church in Marlow.
Mrs. Griggs was a licensed cosmetologist and in earlier years had been employed with Sears and Belk Lindsay department stores.
She was the widow of James Griggs.
She is survived by her sister, Grace Lacey; her son, James D. Griggs and his wife, Wanda, of Clinton; her daughter, Carolyn Moore and her husband, Michael, of Rockledge; her grandchildren, Penni Pierce, Steve Moore and Dustin Moore, all of Rockledge, Pamela Drescher of Lenoir City, Tammy Manns of Humboldt and Phillip Griggs of Burden, Kan.; and by 14 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband and her parents, she was preceded in death by her first grandson, Tony Griggs.
The funeral will be held at 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, at Poplar Creek Baptist Church in Marlow.
A graveside service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11, at Poplar Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the church.