Edna Mae Braden
Poplar Creek Baptist member
Edna Mae Braden, 87, of the Dutch Valley community of Anderson County, died Friday, Jan. 11, 2002, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.
Born Oct. 25, 1914, in Brookville, Ind., she was the daughter of James and Pearl Baxter. She had lived in Tennessee since early childhood.
Mrs. Braden was a member of Poplar Creek Baptist Church in Marlow.
She was the widow of Houston Braden.
She is survived by her son, James L. "J.L." Braden of Dutch Valley; two daughters, Joyce Kennedy and her husband Elmer, and Shirley Brock and her husband Henry, all of Dutch Valley; two sisters, Virgie Gilreath of Andersonville and Dorothy Taylor of Greenville, Ohio; and 23 grandchildren and 33 great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents and her husband, Mrs. Braden was preceded in death by five children, Floyd Braden, Ralph Braden, Gene Braden, Wiley "Buck" Braden and Clyde Braden; four brothers, Albert Baxter, Bea Baxter, Lawrence Baxter and Johnny Baxter; and a sister, Rosie Jinks.
The funeral was to be held at 2 this afternoon, Jan. 14, at Poplar Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. Butch Mullins officiating.
Burial was to follow at Sulfur Springs Cemetery in Clinton.
Sharp Funeral Home in Oliver Springs handled the arrangements.
Herbert Reynolds Retired Y-12 supervisor
Herbert Reynolds, 70, of Harriman, died Monday, Jan. 11, 1999, at Fort Sanders Parkwest Medical Center in Knoxville.
Mr. Reynolds was retired from Martin Marietta Energy Systems after 40 years as a supervisor at the Oak Ridge Y-12 Plant.
He was the son of Joe L. and Mae Cox Reynolds, who are deceased. He was a U.S. Navy veteran.
Mr. Reynolds was a member of Pine Ridge Baptist Church of Harriman and a member of the church's Prime Timers group. He was also active with the Oak Ridge Boys Club.
He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Bobbie Reynolds; two daughters, Thersa Lowry and her husband, Danny, of Karns and Patsy Danley and her husband, Newt, of Franklin; his son, H. Alan Reynolds and his wife, Janet, of Oak Ridge; two sisters, Rosella Richards and June McCauley and her husband, Tom; and three brothers, Johnny Reynolds, Alvin Reynolds and his wife, Betty, and Bill Reynolds and his wife, Pam.
Mr. Reynolds is also survived by his grandchildren, Kim Bell of Knoxville, Chris Bell of Oak Ridge, Tim Danley, Amanda Kate Danley, Rebecca and Joseph Reynolds, and Nathan and Zachry Lowry; and step-grandchildren Melanie Minor and Cameron Lowry.
The funeral will be held at 8 tonight, Jan. 14, in the chapel of Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton with the Rev. Gary Fannon officiating.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 15, at Norris Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends from 5:30 to 8 tonight at the funeral home.
The family requests any memorials be in the form of donations to Pine Ridge Baptist Church, 14 Edwards Road, Harriman, TN 37748, or to the American Lung Association of Tennessee, 109 Northshore Drive, Knoxville, TN 37919.
Irene Francis Freeman Pleasant Grove Baptist member
Irene Francis Freeman, 87, of Coalfield, died Tuesday, Jan. 12, 1999, at Briarcliff Health Care Center of Oak Ridge.
Mrs. Freeman was a homemaker and a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church of Coalfield.
She was born in Knox County, Ky., on Jan. 17, 1911, the daughter of Samuel and Dinnie Ritchie Francis. She had lived in Coalfield since 1938.
She was the widow of Ralph Freeman.
Mrs. Freeman is survived by her daughter, Helen French of Oak Ridge; three sons, R.J. Freeman and his wife, Mattie, of Oliver Springs, Archie Freeman and his wife, Otella, of Coalfield, and Howard Freeman and his wife, Frances, of Clinton; and her sister, Edna Caddell of Oak Ridge.
She is also survived by nine grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Cressie Bunch of Coalfield was considered a special friend.
The funeral will be held at 8 tonight, Jan. 14, in the chapel of Sharp Funeral Home in Oliver Springs with the Rev. Rick Duncan and the Rev. Mack Smith officiating.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 15, at Estes Cemetery of Coalfield.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight at the funeral home.
Josephine Ragan Former Oak Ridge resident
Josephine "Josie" T. Ragan, 85, of Columbia, Mo., died Monday, Jan. 11, 1999, in Tucson, Ariz.
Mrs. Ragan was a former resident of Oak Ridge. She had been widowed twice. Her first husband, William J. Hatfield, was president and general manager of American Industrial Transport and later general manager of the Oak Ridge Utility District, and her second husband, Dr. Julian Ragan, was an Oak Ridge obstetrician and gynecologist.
She is survived by two daughters, Joan Woods of Columbia and Jane Bergin of Baton Rouge, La.; and by eight grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 16, in the chapel of McCarty-Martin Oak Ridge Funeral Home with the Rev. Jesse Bradshaw officiating.
Burial will follow at Oak Ridge Memorial Park.
Louie Walter McClurkin
Former Oak Ridge resident
Louie Walter McClurkin, 89, of Roswell, Ga., formerly of Oak Ridge, died Saturday, Jan. 12, 2002, in Roswell.
He had recently moved to Roswell.
Mr. McClurkin was trained as a printer and, prior to his retirement in 1975, he worked for the Atlanta Constitution as a linotype operator. He was active in an Atlanta branch of the International Typographical Union.
He was a scratch golfer and had won a number of tournaments in Atlanta as a young man, his family said. He continued to play golf until he was in his 80s.
Mr. McClurkin was born in Anniston, Ala. His great-great-grandparents on both sides of the family were early settlers of Calhoun County who arrived in Alabama from South Carolina about 1830. He was a descendant of Gen. John Sevier, the first governor of Tennessee, and Sarah Hawkins Sevier.
He and his wife, Virginia Beaver McClurkin, who is now deceased, traveled widely in Europe and Asia. He was a member of the High Museum of Art in Atlanta and the Country Club of Roswell.
Mr. McClurkin is survived by his daughter, Virginia McClurkin Jones and her husband, Charles Miller Jones Jr., of Oak Ridge; and his son, David K. McClurkin and his wife, Janet Jacob McClurkin, of Cleveland, Ohio.
He is also survived by his grandchildren, Heidi McClurkin of Somerville, Mass., Gretchen McClurkin Farrell and her husband, Michael, of Cleveland, Ohio, Charles Miller Jones III and his wife, Holly Scarlett, of Friendsville, Grace Jones Phillips and her husband Kevin Phillips, of Knoxville, and James McClurkin of Somerville; and his great-grandchildren, Morgan and Pierce Scarlett-Jones and Ethan Farrell.
A graveside service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 18, at Oxford Memorial Gardens in Oxford, Ala.
The family requests that any memorials be in the form of donations to the High Museum of Art, 1280 Peachtree St. N.E., Atlanta, GA 30309.
Matthew Edward Kaine
Grandson of Mimi Kaine
Matthew Edward Kaine, 17 months, died Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2002, at Fairfax County Hospital in Fairfax, Va.
Matthew was the son of James Wallace and Amy Hensley Kaine of Fairfax.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his brother, John Daniel Farmer of Fairfax; his grandparents, Mimi Kaine of Oak Ridge, Harvey and Louise Hensley of Manchester, Ky., and Wally and Marta Kaine of Leesburg, Va.; and his great-grandparents, Isham and Billie Hensley and Pauline Massey, all of Manchester, Ky., and Helen H. Kaine of Williston, N.Y.
The funeral was held Saturday, Jan. 12, in the chapel at Britton Funeral Home with David Warden and the Rev. Jack Kiefer officiating. Burial followed at the B.F. White Cemetery in Manchester.
The family requests that any memorials be in the form of donations to the Fisher House, 1401 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852.