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 after 40 years as supervisor of the Oak Ridge Y-12 Plant stores.
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, Theresa Lowry and her husband, Danny, of Karns and Patsy Danley and her husband, Newt, of Franklin; his son, H. Allen Reynolds and his wife, Janet, of Oak Ridge; two sisters, Rosella Richards and June McCully 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.
The funeral will be held at 8 p.m. Thursday, 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 p.m. Thursday 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.
Marcus Cole Payne
Clinton High School student
Marcus Cole Payne, 16, of Clinton, died Sunday, Jan. 11, 2004, at the University of Tennessee Medical Center Trauma Unit.
A sophomore at Clinton High School, his family said he loved playing paintball. He was a Tennessee Titans and Atlanta Braves fan. His family said he left behind many friends.
He is survived by his parents, Mark and Martha Payne of Clinton; his grandparents, Ernest and Laura Payne and Pat and William McBryde, all of Clinton; his great-grandmother, Alma Graham, of Jellico; an aunt, Susan Hedden of Clinton; three uncles, Steve Payne, Henry Hedden and Don Hedden and wife, Susan, all of Clinton; five cousins, Heather Hedden, Brandon Payne and Casey Payne, all of Knoxville, Cody Payne of Clinton and Richard Hedden of Georgia; special friends, Jesse Walker, Trey McLane and Travis Davis, all of Clinton; and by many great-aunts and great-uncles.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2004, at Memorial United Methodist Church in Clinton with the Rev. Don Thomas and the Rev. Michael Johnson officiating.
Burial will follow at Grandview Memorial Garden in Clinton.
The family requests that any memorials be in the form of contributions to Memorial United Methodist Church, 323 N. Main St., Clinton, TN 37716.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 13, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton.
Oak Ridge resident
Pansie Choate, 97, of Oak Ridge, died Monday, Jan. 12, 2004, at St. Mary's Hospice in Knoxville.
Born Oct. 25, 1906, in Fentress County, she was the daughter of Manson Stephens and Ava Waters Stephens.
She moved to Oak Ridge in 1980. She was a homemaker and a Baptist.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Dillard H. Choate Sr.; a daughter, Willie Mae Marlow; a son, Dillard Choate Jr.; and by a grandson, Terry Marlow.
Mrs. Choate is survived by a daughter, Eileen Weaver and husband, Floyd, of Knoxville; 11 grandchildren, Nancy Holloway and husband, Harold, of Rockwood, Kathy Craft and husband, Garry, and Russell A. Smith and wife, Deanna, all of Knoxville, Catina Smith of Nashville, Steven Marlow and Michael Marlow, both of New Castle, Ind., Gerald Marlow of Pennsylvania, Patrick Marlow and wife, Donna, of Straughn, Ind., Tracy Klein and husband, Jim, of Kansas City, Mo., Randy Choate of Texas, and Trent Choate and wife, Traci, of Bossier City, La.; and by several great-grandchildren.
A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2004, at Anderson Memorial Garden on the Oliver Springs Highway with the Rev. Steve Peek officiating.
Sharp Funeral Home in Oliver Springs is in charge of arrangements.
John Adkin Biggerstaff
Oak Ridge resident
Dr. John Adkin Biggerstaff, 72, of Oak Ridge, died Sunday, Jan. 11, 2004, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.
Born Sept. 10, 1931, in Berea, Ky., he was the son of Homer and Mary Margaret Lewis Biggerstaff.
He earned a doctorate degree in nuclear physics from the University of Kentucky. Mr. Biggerstaff was a World War II veteran serving in the U.S. Army. He retired from Oak Ridge National Laboratory in 1998.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two nephews.
Mr. Biggerstaff is survived by a brother, Lewis Biggerstaff and wife, Johanne, of New Bern, N.C.; a sister, Ruth Biggerstaff Berman, of Potomac, Md.; six nieces and nephews; and by one grandniece and one grandnephew.
The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan 15, 2004, at Reppert Funeral Home in Berea, Ky.
Burial will follow in Berea Cemetery.
The family requests that any memorials be in the form of contributions to a charity of the donor's choice.
The family will receive friends at noon Thursday at the funeral home.
James B. Sparks Has area relatives
James B. Sparks of Bay Point, Panama City, Fla., and formerly of Fairfield Glade, died Tuesday, Jan. 12, 1999, at a nursing home in Panama City.
Mr. Sparks was retired from Southern Railway as district passenger traffic manager in Washington, D.C.
He was a graduate of the University of Cincinnati and during World War II served with the U.S. Air Force at Iwo Jima in the South Pacific.
He was the son of Maude Brown and Thomas Jefferson Sparks of Rienzi, Miss., who are now deceased.
Mr. Sparks was a Master Mason in the Truman T. Smith Lodge in Rienzi, and a member of Dominique Youx. He was also an officer in the railway associations in Birmingham, Cincinnati and Washington, D.C.
He is survived by his wife, Helyn Letcher Keiser Sparks; his sister, Austelle Sparks of Oak Ridge; two nieces, Janice Trent and her family, also of of Oak Ridge, and Anne Linginfelter and her family of Lenoir City; his nephew, Harry Sparks and his family of Knoxville; and his cousin, Dorothy Hodges and her husband, Winston, of Augusta, Ga.
A brother and a sister, Vernon Sparks and Vivian Sparks, died earlier.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 16, at Grace Episcopal Church, 9101 Panama City Beach Parkway, with the Rev. Kenneth Barker officiating.
The family requests any memorials be in the form of donations to First Christian Church, 203 Michigan Ave., Oak Ridge, TN 37830; or to Grace Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 9087, Panama City Beach, FL 32417.
Wilson Funeral Home, Panama City, is handling arrangements.
Felicia Dichelle Jones Wife of former Oak Ridger
Felicia Dichelle "Fee-Fee" Jones, 28, of Virginia Beach, Va., died Saturday, Jan. 9, 1999, at Virginia Beach General Hospital of a ruptured aneurysm.
Mrs. Jones was the daughter of Peggy and Samuel Bush of Knoxville and the daughter-in-law of Mary Jones of Oak Ridge. Her father, Earl Buley, died earlier.
She was a 1988 graduate of Austin-East High School, Knoxville, and a member of New Friendship Missionary Baptist Church. In Virginia Beach, she was employed at NationsBank, and she attended Agape International Church.
In addition to her parents and mother-in-law, Mrs. Jones is survived by her husband, Charles Jones; two sons, Charles Jones Jr., age 3, and Cameron Jones, age 11 months; and her sisters, Ingrid Rodwell of Louisville, Ky., Angela Cason of Atlanta, Ga., and Tracy Miller and her husband, the Rev. Sanford Miller, of Knoxville.
She is also survived by three stepsisters, Pam Buley and Treva Bush, both of Knoxville, and Angie Ross of Louisville, Ky.; three stepbrothers, Tony Buley, Steve McMahan and Fred Elders, all of Knoxville; her grandmother-in-law, Ethel Austin of Oak Ridge; and her brother-in-law, Alfred Jones and his wife, Alexandra Hardin, of Oak Ridge.
Also surviving are several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and two great-aunts.
Charles and Chenell Tate and Tova Richmond, all of Virginia Beach, were considered devoted friends.
The funeral will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 16, at New Friendship Missionary Baptist Church in Knoxville with the Rev. J.B. Smith Jr. officiating.
Burial will follow at New Gray Cemetery, Knoxville.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the church. The family will be at 2816 Woodbine Avenue, Knoxville.
Jarnigan & Son Mortuary, Knoxville, is handling arrangements.
Charlotte June Latham
Member of Central Baptist
Charlotte June Latham, 59, of Oak Ridge, died Saturday, Jan. 13, 2001, at Fort Sanders Parkwest Medical Center in Knoxville.
Born Dec. 16, 1941, in Roane County, she was the daughter of Samuel Francis and Lena Pickel Reynolds.
Mrs. Latham was a member of Central Baptist Church. Cake decorating was among her interests.
She is survived by her husband, Vernon D. Latham; her son, Christopher Latham and his wife, Cindy, of Smyrna; her brother, Wayland Reynolds and his wife, Barbara, of Statesville, N.C.; her sister, Cricket Reynolds Windle and her husband, Charles, of Loudon; her granddaughters, Emily Drew and Elizabeth Kaye Latham; and several nieces and nephews.
Another sister, Joyce Kirkland, died earlier.
The funeral will be held at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16, in the chapel of Weatherford Mortuary. The Rev. Bob Gray will officiate.
Burial will be at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Murfreesboro.
The family requests that any memorials be in the form of gifts to the library at Central Baptist Church, 130 Providence Road, Oak Ridge, TN 37830; or to a charity of the donor's choice.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the mortuary.