Clyde Junior Williams
Vietnam War veteran
Clyde Junior Williams, 53, of Oak Ridge, died Thursday, Dec. 28, 2000, in Knoxville.
Mr. Williams was born July 26, 1947, in Oak Ridge, the son of Clyde Moffett and Louise Williams, who are deceased.
He was a 1965 graduate of Oak Ridge High School and earned an associate of arts degree in automotive engineering from Contra Costa College in San Pablo, Calif. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War and served two tours of duty in Vietnam between 1966 and 1968.
Mr. Williams worked free-lance in lawn care service.
He was a member of True Light Missionary Baptist Church in Solway. He loved sports and fishing, his family said.
He is survived by his wife, Betty Filyaw Basler Williams; his sons, Cleveland Barnard Douglas and Jason Williams Clark, both of Oak Ridge; and by 13 grandchildren, Brooklyn Douglas and Amber Douglas, both of Knoxville, Kyla Douglas, Jamica Frazier, Cleveland Frazier, Zakary Clark, Kyndall Clark, Tracy Hunt and Dairian Clark, all of Oak Ridge, Bridgette Fritts of Washington, D.C., and A.J. Basler, Paul Basler and Tyler Basler, all of Kingston.
Mr. Williams is also survived by his stepdaughter, Melissa Douglas of Claxton; his stepsons, Anthony Dale Basler of Kingston and Gregory Lee Filyaw of Calhoun, Ga.; his aunts, Mary Battle of Chicago, Ill., and Leona Smith of Fontania, Calif.; and his uncles, Johnny Williams and his wife, Bernice, and Sylvester Williams and Charlie Williams, all of Birmingham, Ala., and Luther Williams of Chicago.
Also surviving are his nieces, Delois Fuller, Gwendolyn Miller, both of New York, Blaine Billy of Detroit, Mich., Edith Perez of Birmingham and Bobbie Jean Irving; and by his nephews, Carl Williams, Danny Williams, Robert Earl Williams and Roger Wayne Williams, all of Birmingham.
Linda Bolinsky of Maryville was considered a special friend.
A memorial service will be held at noon Wednesday, Jan. 3, at True Light Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Charles Yancy officiating.
The family requests any memorials be in the form of donations to the Clyde J. Williams Memorial Fund, c/o Weatherford Mortuary, 158 S. Jefferson Circle, Oak Ridge, TN 37830.
The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to noon Wednesday at the church.
Jackson H. DeVan
Retired ORNL research staff member
Jackson H. DeVan, 71, of Oak Ridge, died Friday, Dec. 29, 2000, at his home of multiple myeloma. He had survived for over five years from the time of his diagnosis of cancer.
Mr. DeVan spent his early life in the cities of Geneva and Wheaton, Ill., and received his bachelor of science degree from Stanford University in 1952.
Following an active tour of duty in the U.S. Air Force, he began employment at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in 1954. While working at ORNL, he earned a degree from the University of Tennessee in 1970.
Mr. DeVan started work in the Metals and Ceramics Division, formerly the Metallurgy Division, and retired from the same division in 1995. He was the leader of the Corrosion Engineering Group, later the Corrosion Science Group, and finally, the Materials Compatibility Group. He gained recognition for his contributions to the corrosion of metals by high temperature molten salts, liquid metals and gaseous oxidants.
He was a Fellow of the American Society of Materials and a 50-year honorary member. Mr. DeVan was the author of over 100 reports dealing with high temperature corrosion and served on numerous corrosion committees, both in the U.S. and abroad. After his retirement, Mr. DeVan became a part-time consultant to the Metals and Ceramics Division of ORNL, a position he continued until his death.
He was a parishioner of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, a member of the Order of St. Luke, and an active supporter of Promise Keepers. He enjoyed hiking, fishing, gardening and woodworking.
Mr. DeVan and his wife, Margaret "Peggy" DeVan, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary this past July.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his sons, David DeVan and his wife, Kay, of Kingston, William DeVan and his wife, Dorothy, of Oak Ridge, and Matthew DeVan and his wife, Lora, of Lynchburg, Va.; his daughter, Virginia Shaner and her husband, Michael, of Oak Ridge; his brother, Byron DeVan and his wife, Barbara, of Edgewater, Fla.; and by his sisters, Connie Roegge and her husband, Darrell, of Jacksonville, Ill., and Catherine Mizhir and her husband, George, of Winchendon, Mass.
Mr. DeVan is also survived by 11 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 3, at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church with the Rev. Craig Kallio officiating.
The family will have a private graveside service at Oak Ridge Memorial Park.
The family requests any memorials be in the form of donations to St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 212 N. Tulane Ave., Oak Ridge, TN 37830; or to the International Myeloma Foundation, 12650 Riverside Dr., Suite 206, N. Hollywood, CA 91607-3421.
A reception will be held at noon Wednesday in the Fellowship Hall of the church.
Weatherford Mortuary is handling arrangements.
Hazel Mae Trammell
Retired schools employee
Hazel Mae Trammell, 93, of Clinton, died Friday, Dec. 29, 2000, at St. Mary's Hospice in Knoxville.
Mrs. Trammell was retired from Anderson County schools. She worked as the cafeteria manager at South Clinton Elementary School for 26 years.
She was born April 30, 1907, in Lawrence County, the daughter of Hugh and Mary Adaline Boston Hendrix. She was the widow of Ohlen Trammell.
Mrs. Trammell was the oldest original member of Clinton Church of Christ.
She is survived by her daughter, Marjorie Cabaj and her husband, Gene, of Dandridge; her sons, Byron Trammell and his wife, Rita, of Dandridge and Bill Chapman and his wife, Faye, of Dallas, Texas; and by her brother, James Hendrix of Orlando, Fla.
She is also survived by her grandchildren, Christie Miller and her husband, Ricky, of Corryton, Allen Wayne Ridenour and his wife, Gina, of Clinton, Kerry Trammell and his wife, Leslie, of Oak Ridge, Danette Waites and her husband, Mat, of Nashville, Michael Chapman and his wife, Debbie, of St. Louis, Mo., and Dick Chapman and his wife, Robin, of Georgetown, Texas; 10 great-grandchildren; and by many nieces and nephews.
Jo and Carl Rutherford and Pauline Ivey, all of Clinton, were considered special friends.
Six other brothers and two sisters, Charles Hendrix, Hugh Hendrix, Cecil Hendrix, Felix Hendrix, John Hendrix, George Hendrix, Elizabeth Hendrix and Lois Hendrix, died earlier.
The funeral will be held at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 2, in the chapel of Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton with Arthur Pigman and Garry Jones officiating.
A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Central Standard Time Wednesday, Jan. 3, at Center Point Cemetery in Center Point, Tenn.
The family requests any memorials be in the form of donations to Clinton Church of Christ, 500 N. Main St,. Clinton, TN 37716; or to St. Mary's Residential Hospice, 1531 Dick Lonas Road, Knoxville, TN 37938.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Verda Lee Wells
Former Lake City nurse
Verda Lee Wells, 76, of Lake City, died Thursday, Dec. 28, 2000, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.
Mrs. Wells was born Jan. 26, 1924, in Anderson County, the daughter of Charles Taylor and Delcie Teno Kesterson, who are deceased.
She was a nurse at the former Lake City Hospital for many years.
Mrs. Wells was a member of Clinch River Baptist Church in Lake City. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.
She is survived by her husband, Bill Wells; her sons, Leslie Wells of Clinton and Rodney Wells and his wife, Carletta, of Lake City; her grandsons, David Wells, Matthew Wells and Jeffrey Wells; her granddaughter, Michelle Pearson; and by her brothers, Doug Kesterson and his wife, Gloria Jean, of Clinton and Benny Kesterson and his wife, Donna, of Morristown.
Sandra Wells of Lake City was considered a special friend.
Another brother, Charles Taylor Kesterson Jr., died earlier.
The funeral was held Sunday, Dec. 31, at Clinch River Baptist Church with the Rev. Tom Byrge officiating. Burial followed at the church cemetery.
The family requests any memorials be in the form of donations to Clinch River Baptist Church Building Fund, 407 Cane Creek Road, Lake City, TN 37769.
Cox-Martin Funeral Home in Lake City handled arrangements.
Ronnie Gene Goodman
Windrock community resident
Ronnie Gene Goodman, 54, a resident of the Windrock community of Oliver Springs, died Sunday, Dec. 31, 2000, at Windwood Health and Rehabilitation Center in Clinton after a long illness.
Mr. Goodman was born Sept. 5, 1946, in Windrock, the son of Franklin Goodman and Sarah Frazier Goodman, who are deceased. He had been a lifelong resident of this area.
He is survived by his brothers, Fred Goodman of Karns and Franklin Goodman of Kingston; and by his sisters, Bertha Kennedy of Oak Ridge, Zella Blalock of Clinton and Elsie Gilliam of Oliver Springs.
In addition to his parents, three brothers and two sisters, Roy Goodman, John Henry Goodman, Virgil Goodman, Joyce Goodman and Clara Goodman, died earlier.
The funeral will be held at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 3, in the chapel of Sharp Funeral Home in Oliver Springs with the Rev. Benny Braden officiating.
Burial and graveside service will be held Thursday, Jan. 4, at Butler Cemetery of Oliver Springs.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.