Ronald Dean Newman
County highway employee
Ronald Dean "Ronnie" Newman, 55, of Clinton, died Monday, Jan. 7, 2002, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.
Born April 19, 1946, in Knoxville, he had lived in this area all of his life.
Mr. Newman was employed as a heavy equipment operator for the Anderson County Highway Department.
He was a member of Island Home Missionary Baptist Church. His family said he enjoyed drag racing.
Mr. Newman is survived by his wife, Angela Lively Newman; two sons, Sean O. Newman of Oak Ridge and Jebediah "J.R." Newman and his wife, Mary Ann, of Kingston; his father, Benjamin T. Newman of Camden, Ark.; two sisters, Donna Panter and her husband, Michael, of Oak Ridge, and Kathy Jones and her husband, James B., of Oliver Springs; two nieces, Michelle York and Carrie Moses; a nephew, Bradley Moses; and two grandnieces, Lynzi Panter and Emily Abercrombie.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Ava Pauline Newman, and his former wife, Sandra Lee Newman.
The funeral will be held at 8 tonight, Jan. 9, in the chapel of Sharp Funeral Home in Oliver Springs. The Rev. Charlie Marlow and the Rev. Luke Kidwell will officiate.
A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, at Frost Bottom Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight at the funeral home.
Larry I. Creekmore
Former postal clerk, bus driver
Larry I. Creekmore, 66, of Clinton, died Monday, Jan. 8, 2001, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.
Mr. Creekmore was born Dec. 3, 1934, in Jellico, Ky., the son of Sterling and Mildred Creekmore, who are deceased.
He was a graduate of Pleasant View High School in Williamsburg, Ky., and he attended college in Williamsburg. He was a big Kentucky fan, his family said.
Mr. Creekmore served as assistant postmaster at the Clinton post office from 1964 to 1990. From 1990 to 1992, he served as the postmaster at the Andersonville post office. After leaving the U.S. Postal Service, he worked as a school bus driver for Robbins School Bus & Parker Transport companies. Before going to work for the Postal Service, he was employed at Magnet Mills in Clinton from 1960 to 1964.
He was a member of Black Oak Baptist Church of Clinton.
He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Lois Payne Creekmore; his son, Bruce Creekmore and his wife, Gina Graham Creekmore, of Clinton; his granddaughters, Sara Creekmore and Spencer Creekmore, both of Clinton; and his sister, Billie Paul of New Carlisle, Ohio.
Mr. Creekmore is also survived by his aunts, Geneva Creekmore and Gladys Creekmore, both of Jellico, Tenn., and Roberta Casey of Cincinnati, Ohio; his sisters-in-law, Patsy Robbins and Totsy Burress and her husband, Dennis, all of Clinton; and his brother-in-law, Delbert G. Payne and his wife, Betty, of Mulberry, Tenn.
Dr. John Foust, Dr. Kenneth Miller, Dr. Randall Pearson, Dr. Randall Robbins, Patsy Robbins and Patsy Ward were considered special friends.
In addition to his parents, his grandparents, Sharkey and Dora Head Wright of Jellico, Ky., and Luke and Rachel Creekmore of Jellico, Tenn., and his sister, Phyllis Higginbotham of Jellico, Ky., died earlier.
The funeral will be held at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 10, in the chapel of Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton. The Rev. Mack Smith, the Rev. Layton Beets and the Rev. Harvey Sherlin will officiate.
A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 11, at Grandview Memorial Gardens in Clinton with the Rev. Paul Frick of First Baptist Church of Clinton officiating. Pallbearers will be David Parker, Wayne Burress, Rick Keever, Carol Head, Larry Higginbotham, Boyd Higginbotham, Shannon Higginbotham and Robert Robbins.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Margaret Corbett Donaldson
Oak Ridge resident
Margaret Corbett Donaldson, 93, of Oak Ridge, died Saturday, Jan. 6, 2001, at Briarcliff Health Care Center.
Mrs. Donaldson is survived by her son, Bernard Lee Corbett and his wife, Helen, of Oak Ridge; and her sister, Veronica Honaker of Albuquerque, N.M.
A memorial service will be held in Pennsylvania at a later date.
The family requests that any memorials be in the form of donations to the building fund, the school scholarship fund or to St. Joseph's Pantry of St. Mary's Catholic Church, 327 Vermont Ave., Oak Ridge, TN 37830.
Weatherford Mortuary is handling arrangements.
Anna J. Gombita
Mother of Helen Corbett
Anna J. Gombita of Homer City, Pa., died on Wednesday, Dec. 30, 1998, at her home.
Mrs. Gombita was the mother of Helen Corbett of Powell.
In addition to her local daughter, she is also survived by her son-in-law, Bernie Corbett; her husband, Paul Gombita; 11 grandchildren, including Mike Corbett and his wife, Leigh Ann, of Powell and Tim Corbett of Morristown, N.J.; and by four other children, five great-grandchildren, two sisters and a brother.
A Mass of Christian Burial was said on Jan. 2 at St. Louis Roman Catholic Church of Lucerne, Pa. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
A tree was planted as a living memorial in her memory.
Mary J. Scott
Sister of Oak Ridgers
Mary J. Scott of Oak Ridge died Thursday morning, Jan. 7, 1999, at Briarcliff Health Care Center where she had been a resident for the past four years.
Mrs. Scott was the sister of Jacquelyn J. Bernard and Geraldine J. Johnson, both of Oak Ridge.
She was formerly a resident of Callaghan Towers. Prior to that, Mrs. Scott was married to a U.S. Air Force career officer and lived throughout the United States.
In addition to her sisters, she is survived by two children, Susan Scott Fleetwood of Providence, R.I., and Casey L. Scott of Knoxvile; her brother, Jimmy J. Jones of Sunset Beach, N.C.; three grandchildren, Kelly Fleetwood Tucker of Knoxville, Kasey Fleetwood Sikes of Savannah, Ga., and Mariah Fleetwood Smith of Taylors, S.C.; and four great-grandchildren, Trevor Tucker of Knoxville, Kayla Sikes and Reagan Sikes, both of Savannah, and Andrew Smith of Taylors.
A service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 11, at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 212 N. Tulane Ave. Burial will follow at St. Stephen's Memorial Gardens.
The family requests that any memorials be in the form of donations to the Ridgeview Psychiatric Hospital and Center, 240 W. Tyrone Road, Oak Ridge, TN 37830.
Samuel W. Hester
Samuel W. Hester, 61, of Harriman, died Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2004, at his home.
Born Aug. 11, 1942, in Harriman, he was the son of Otis Zirkle Hester and Della Diane Love Hester, both now deceased.
He was a lifelong resident of Roane County. He was a truck driver employed by Jeff Cobb Trucking. He previously worked at Clyde Wilson Trucking. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Girviel Hester.
Mr. Hester is survived by his son, Terry Joe Hester, of Harriman; his stepson, Michael Schuiten and wife, Cynthia, of Harriman; his granddaughter, Samantha Sarah Hester; his stepgrandson, David Schuiten; a brother, Tommy Hester and wife, Dorothy, of Georgia; and by three sisters, Wilma Jones of Roseville, Mich., Mattie Stringfield of Harriman, and Mary Helen Becker of Michigan.
A graveside service will be at 2 p.m.. Friday, Jan. 9, 2004, at Poplar Springs Cemetery in Kingston with the Rev. Randy Maxwell officiating.
Sharp Funeral Home in Oliver Springs is in charge of arrangements.
Franklin Lee Milen
Franklin Lee Milen, 73, of Clinton, died Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2004, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.
He was retired from Martin Marietta, where he worked as a chief store clerk.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Acie Milen and Ollie Linderman Milen.
Mr. Milen is survived by his wife, Sarah D. Milen; three sons, Frank Milen and wife, Donna, and Gary Milen and wife, Rhonda, all of Clinton, and Terry Milen and wife, Tammy, of Heiskell; eight grandchildren, Frankie, Shawvon, Jeremy, Patti, Audrey, Adam, Kayla and Austin; five great-grandchidlren, Franklin, Erica, Zackary, Taylor and Tyler; two sisters, Elnora Reed and husband, Dale, of Baltimore, Md., and Dorothy Ellen Owens and husband, Ronald, of Kingsport; and by several nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 9, 2004, in the chapel of Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton.
A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 10, at Anderson Memorial Gardens on the Oliver Springs Highway with the Rev. Ben Peak officiating.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Beatrice Louise Wood
Lifelong resident of Morgan County
Beatrice Louise Wood, 91, of Coalfield, died Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2003, at her home in Coalfield.
Born Nov. 25, 1911, in Petros, she was a lifelong resident of Morgan County. She was a homemaker and a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Coalfield.
Mrs. Wood is survived by two daughters, Marjorie Chadwick and her husband, Mitchell, and JoAnn Wormsley and her husband, Willis, all of Coalfield; and eight grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
She is also survived by two sisters, Mae Fritts of Oak Ridge and Roberta Futrell of Johnson City; and several nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Wood was preceded in death by her parents, Harrie and Angeline Shelby Ashley; her husband, Joseph Wood; two sons, Donald Wood and Tommy Wood; and another daughter, Bobbie Sexton.
A graveside service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 10, at Estes Cemetery in Coalfield with the Rev. Rob Clayton officiating.
The family will receive friends from noon to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 9, at Sharp Funeral Home in Oliver Springs.
The family asks that any memorials be in the form of donations to the Seventh-day Adventist Church, Guy Jones Road, Oliver Springs, TN 37840.