Milton Henry Lietzke
Received Presidential Commendation, other awards
Milton Henry Lietzke, 82, of West Knoxville, died Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2003.
He was a member of Bearden United Methodist Church and a professor emeritus at the University of Tennessee, where he taught physical chemistry.
In 1984, he retired from Oak Ridge National Laboratory, where he had worked as chemical research group leader. He received a Presidential Commendation from President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1945 for his work and accomplishments on the Manhattan Project. He was a recipient of numerous awards and commendations.
He received his bachelor's degree from Colgate University in 1942 and was a member of the Phi Beta Kappa at Colgate. He earned his master's degree in 1944 and his doctorate in 1948 from the University of Wisconsin.
He was a Fellow of the New York Academy of Sciences and of the American Institute of Chemists.
Mr. Lietzke is survived by his wife, Jean Hawkins Lietzke; four daughters and their husbands, Kathryn Ann and David Keel and Carol Lynn and Ray Scialli, all of Jacksonville, Fla., Cindy L. and Michael Edens of West Hills, Calif., and Lindl L. and Anthony Hubbard of Anchorage, Ala.; and a son and his wife, Milton H. Lietzke Jr. and Teresa Lietzke, of Bristol, Va.
He is also survived by a brother, Donald Lietzke and his wife, Rachael, of Richmond, Va.; and by eight granddaughters, one grandson and two great-grandsons.
The funeral will be at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel with the Rev. James Pollock officiating. A private graveside service will be conducted Sunday at Edgewood Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the mortuary.
The family requests that any memorials be in the form of donations to the Alzheimer's Association, Eastern Tennessee Chapter, 2200 Sutherland Ave., Portland Building, Suite H-102, Knoxville, TN 37919.
Mina Mae Ellis
Frost Bottom resident
Mina Mae Ellis, 88, of the Frost Bottom community of Oliver Springs, died Saturday, Jan. 8, 2000, at her home.
Mrs. Ellis was a homemaker. She enjoyed quilting and reading her Bible, her family said, adding that she loved children, especially babies.
She was the widow of Worth Ellis Sr. She attended the Church of God.
Mrs. Ellis is survived by her son, Worth Ellis Jr. and his wife, Marty; six grandchildren, Carl Edward Ellis and his wife, Marlene, of Oliver Springs, Worth Ellis III of Las Vegas, Nev., Gregory Dewane Ellis and Susan Simmons, both of Oak Ridge and Kim Merritt and Tammy Pointer, both of Smyrna; six great-grandchildren, Crystal Marlow of Lake City, Tonya Ellis and Jimmy Ellis, both of Oliver Springs, and Steven Merritt, Marshal Pointer and Nathan Pointer, all of Smyrna; and one great-great-granddaughter, Haley Marlow of Lake City.
She is also survived by her brother-in-law, Ray Ellis and his wife, Paulene, of Evarts, Ky.; and her sister-in-law, Ruby Nunley and family of Enon, Ohio.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by four brothers she raised as sons, Albert "Huck" Huskey, A.C. "Jock" Huskey, Leeroy "Teed" Huskey and Tilman Edward Huskey.
The funeral was held at Monday night, Jan. 10, in the chapel of Oliver Springs Mortuary with the Rev. Dean Yancey and the Rev. Stewart Slone officiating.
A graveside service was to be held at 1 this afternoon, Jan. 11, at the Ellis Family Cemetery, 928 Frost Bottom Road, Oliver Springs.
James Floyd Bilbrey
Father of Oak Ridge resident
James Floyd Bilbrey, 99, of Allons, Tenn., died Sunday, Jan. 9, 2000, at Livingston Regional Hospital in Livingston, Tenn.
Mr. Bilbrey had worked as a farmer.
He was born April 11, 1900, in Clay County, the son of Soloman and Susie Robbins Bilbrey.
He was a member of Allons Baptist Church.
Mr. Bilbrey is survived by three sons, Dewie Bilbrey and his wife, Suzanne, of Oak Ridge, James Lelon Bilbrey and his wife, Jewell, and Willie Hugh Bilbrey and his wife, Verdina; and by six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wives, Stella Sullivan Bilbrey and Vina Barlow Bilbrey.
The funeral was to be held at 2 this afternoon, Jan. 11, in the chapel of Speck Funeral Home in Livingston with the Rev. Lester Flatt and the Rev. Larry Thomas officiating.
Burial was to follow at Miller Cemetery. Pallbearers were to be Landel Bilbrey, Alan Bilbrey, Scott Norman, Chuck Kirkpatrick, Rodney Kingrea and Willie Hugh Bilbrey. Joel Seber, Durran Lewis, Roy Lee Seber, Gary Hunter, Jean Coffee, Barbara Hunter, Stacy Flowers, Sue Ann Goble, Sheila Moss and Paige Gazaway were named honorary pallbearers.
A.H. Cary Jr.
Brother of Oak Ridge resident
A.H. Cary Jr., 82, of Chicago, Ill., died Saturday, Jan. 8, 2000, at Our Lady of the Resurrection Medical Center in Chicago.
Mr. Cary was the brother of Ruth Cary of Oak Ridge.
He was the son of A.H. Cary Sr. and Katie Lee Hayes Cary, who are deceased. He was born in Toms Creek, Va., and grew up in Inman, Va.
Mr. Cary was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a recipient of the Purple Heart for wounds received while in Germany.
In addition to his sister, he is survived by his brother, Lyle S. Cary of Maryville; two daughters; two granddaughters; one great-granddaughter; and by several nieces and nephews, including Linda and Rick Ellis, Kelley Ellis and Wil Wright, all of Rockwood, and Greg and Deanna Ecklund of Myrtle Beach, S.C.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Georgia Gilliam Cary, and by several brothers and sisters, including E.E. "Buzz" Cary and Sue Cary McHenry, both of Oak Ridge.
Burial was to be today, Jan. 11, in Chicago.
Howard J. 'Pinky' Lee
Blowing Springs Baptist Church member and World War II veteran
Howard J. "Pinky" Lee, 79, of Clinton, died Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2001, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.
Born Sept. 2, 1921, in Colmar, Ky., Mr. Lee was a U.S. Air Force veteran of World War II.
He was a member of Blowing Springs Baptist Church, where he enjoyed singing and playing harmonica for many years. His family said he also enjoyed farming and frequenting area flea markets.
Mr. Lee retired from Martin Marietta Energy Systems in 1985 as an employee at the Oak Ridge Y-12 Plant.
He is survived by his wife, Loretta Adkins Lee; his son, Howard J. Lee Jr. and his wife, Phyllis Lee, of Salt Lake City, Utah; his daughter, Donna Lee Strohl and her husband, Fred Strohl, of Clinton; and 10 grandchildren, Adria Tutton, Whitney Strohl, Haylee Strohl, Cameron Strohl, Allyson Lee, Gentry Lee, Cody Lee, Tucker Lee, Cheyenne Lee and Cherokee Lee.
Mr. Lee is also survived by his brother, John Lee and his wife, Margaret Lee, of Middlesboro, Ky.; and by several nieces, nephews and friends who the family said will miss him dearly.
The funeral will be held at 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 12, in the chapel of Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton. The Rev. Gary Smith will officiate.
A graveside service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13, at Grandview Memorial Gardens in Clinton. Bishop Bryan Bloomquist of the Clinch River Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will officiate.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Marjorie Taylor Walker
First United Methodist Church member
Marjorie Taylor Walker, 88, of Oak Ridge died suddenly, shortly before midnight on New Year's Eve, Dec. 31, 2001, in Magnolia, Texas, where she was spending the holidays with her family.
The middle of three children, she was born Sept. 7, 1913, in Morristown to George Elbert Taylor and Bessie Word Shields Taylor.
She and her husband, Richard Adrian Walker Sr. of Birmingham, Ala., were married on Oct. 18, 1933. The young couple lived in Fairfield, Ala., until the mid-1940s, when they relocated to Oak Ridge, where they raised their family and served their country during and after World War II for the Manhattan Project.
Mrs. Walker was well-known as an extremely kind and loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend, according to her family. She loved to cook, sew, and entertain, much to the delight of her family and friends.
She devoted many years to serving her community through her countless hours of volunteer work, including work with the Keystone Elder Day Center at First United Methodist Church of Oak Ridge, where she was an active and devoted member. She displayed her strong, compassionate Christian values in every activity throughout her entire life, her family said.
Mrs. Walker is survived by her sister, Lucy Roberson of Albuquerque, N.M.; her granddaughters, Marcia Houser Bastable of Tomball, Texas, and Mary Amelia Lowery of Morenci, Ariz.; her grandson, Richard Adrian Walker III of San Francisco, Calif.; her great-granddaughter, Amelia DeShay Williams of Morenci; her great-grandson, Robert Daniel Williams of Morenci; and her great-great-grandson, Miles Lee Taylor Miranda of Morenci.
She was preceded in death by her husband, her brother, Sam Taylor, her son, Richard Adrian Walker Jr., and her daughter, Marjorie Carol Vale.
A memorial service will be held at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16, in the sanctuary of the First United Methodist Church of Oak Ridge.
The family requests that any memorials be in the form of donations to the Keystone Elder Day Center at First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 4669, Oak Ridge, TN 37831-4669.
Robin Delores Bales
Robin Delores Bales, 38, of Knoxville died Saturday, Jan. 9, 1999, at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center in Knoxville.
Mrs. Bales is survived by her husband, Dennis Bales; two sons and a daughter, Matthew Bales, Justin Bales and Julie Bales, all of Knoxville; her parents, James and Mary Rainey Barrett of Knoxville; three sisters, Sue Evans and Patti Ellis, both of Knoxville, and Kara Overton of Crossville; and her brother, Mike Barrett of Knoxville.
The funeral will be held at 8:30 tonight, Jan. 11, in the chapel of Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton with the Rev. Larry Rosenbalm and the Rev. Tommy Bellamy officiating.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 12, at Sartin Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 tonight at the funeral home.