James Frederick Hetzel
Retired chemical operator
James Frederick Hetzel, 79, of Oak Ridge, died Sunday, Jan. 16, 2000, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.
Mr. Hetzel was employed with Union Carbide Nuclear Division and later with Martin Marietta Energy Systems at the Oak Ridge K-25 Site. During his 39 years of service, he worked as a chemical operator and an operations foreman, and at the time of his retirement in 1984, he was a shift superintendent.
Born in Birnamwood, Wis., he was the son of Fred and Persis Hetzel, who are deceased.
He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and served in the China/Burma/India Theater with Merrill's Marauders, a forerunner of the Green Beret, from 1942 to 1944. Mr. Hetzel then returned to the United States for treatment of wounds received in action in Burma, and he was given a medical discharge in 1944. He received a Purple Heart, the Bronze Star and several ribbons, among other medals for bravery.
He was a member of Lodge No. 1684 of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks and the Oak Ridge Boat Club. His family said he enjoyed gardening and all sports, especially fishing and bowling, and he was a fan of the University of Tennessee Volunteers.
In earlier years, Mr. Hetzel enjoyed and participated in various sports leagues for Union Carbide.
He was married to Audrey Threet Hetzel for 47 years before her death in 1994.
Mr. Hetzel is survived by two daughters, Karen Ann Webb and Deborah Kaye Hetzel, both of Oak Ridge; two sons, James Wayne Hetzel of Knoxville and David Alan Hetzel and his wife, Carol Conner Hetzel, of Oak Ridge; two sisters, Mavis Henkel and her husband, Emil, of Gurnee, Ill., and Lucille Miller of Powell, Wyo.; two brothers, Armon Hetzel and his wife, Shirl, of Downing, Wis., and Gerald Hetzel and his wife, Margaret, of Holmen, Wis.; and three grandchildren, James Michael Jones of Del City, Okla., and Wesley Ryan Webb and Ashley Lauren Hetzel, both of Oak Ridge.
Norma S. Kelly of Lenoir City was considered a special companion and friend.
The funeral will be held at 8 tonight, Jan. 18, in the chapel of McCarty-Martin Oak Ridge Funeral Home with the Rev. David McPherson officiating.
A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 19, at Anderson Memorial Gardens, Oliver Springs Highway, Clinton.
The family requests that any memorials be in the form of donations to the American Cancer Society, Anderson County Unit, c/o Lee Costanzo, 103 Case Lane, Oak Ridge, TN 37830.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight at the funeral home.
Isaiah Dedric Coburn
Isaiah Dedric Coburn, 18 months, of Clinton, died Friday, Jan. 14, 2000, at his home.
Isaiah was the son of Geneva Coburn and of Aaron Underwood, both of Clinton.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his brother and sister, Justin Coburn and Alisha Coburn, both of Clinton; his grandparents, Mike and Mary Coburn and William and Gladys Underwood, all of Clinton; his great-grandparents, Carl and Geneva Hahn and Estill and Maxine Coburn, all of Cincinnati, Ohio; his aunt, Geneva Underwood of Knoxville; and by several cousins.
The funeral was held Sunday, Jan. 16, in the chapel of Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton with the Rev. Buddy Long officiating.
A graveside service was held Monday morning, Jan. 17, at Grandview Memorial Gardens in Clinton.
Billie Ruth Cole Boyd
Has area relatives
Billie Ruth Cole Boyd, died Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2004.
She was born in Honaker, Va., on Aug. 15, 1929, the daughter of Bradley Paul and Minnie Bell Cole. She graduated from high school in Richlands, Va., in 1947, and has been a resident of the Knoxville area since 1952.
According to her family, she was active in youth sports, PTA, and school and community activities in the Farragut and Karns communities, and attended the Presbyterian church although raised in the Baptist church.
She was later employed as manager of the Nancy Lynn Fashions clothing stores in Oak Ridge and Powell. Afterward, she cared for the elderly and infirm, and finally was an employee of Brinks Security Systems.
Her family said, she loved life and loved her children more. She could have been anything she set her mind to be but instead married, settled down, had five children and made a home that welcomed any and all who showed up on her doorstep. She enjoyed music and travel, dancing and laughter, and was always prepared for the unexpected joke or prank from her children.
She was preceded in death by her second child, Susan Elaine Boyd, and by her brother, John P. Cole.
She is survived by a daughter, Beverly Boyd Williams, of Knoxville; a son and daughter-in-law, L. H. Boyd Jr. and Suzie Boyd, of Oliver Springs; a daughter, Ann Ellen Boyd, of Oak Ridge; and a son and daughter-in-law, Daniel J. Boyd and Kimberly F. Boyd, of Knoxville; a sister and brother-in-law, Patricia C. Jones and James Jones, of Bluefield, Va.; a sister-in-law and husband Jerry Cole Yearout and Bob Yearout, of Blacksburg, Va.; and a brother and sister-in-law, B.P. Cole and Marion Cole of Anderson, S.C.
Joyce Packer of Knoxville was considered a special friend and companion in later years.
Her family said she will be greatly missed and fondly remembered by family and friends alike.
The funeral will be at 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 17, 2004, at Weatherford Mortuary.
A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 18, at Sunset Cemetery in Clinton.
The family requests that any memorials be in the form of contributions to the Juvenile Diabetes. Association, 4700 Rutledge Pike, Knoxville, TN 37914.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the mortuary.
Rhonda Mitchell Jones
Mount Pisgah Baptist member
Rhonda Mitchell Jones, 49, of Coalfield, died Monday, Jan. 15, 2001, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.
Mrs. Jones was a member of Mount Pisgah Baptist Church in Oliver Springs.
She was the wife of Donny Jones. Her parents, Brad and Maggie Mitchell, are deceased.
In addition to her husband, Mrs. Jones is survived by her daughters, Maggie Nolan of Coalfield and Scarlet Nolan and her husband, Gary, of Oak Ridge; and her grandchildren, Tristian Ward, Marissa Ward, Lacie Stewart, Briana Seiber and Gatlin Seiber.
She is also survived by her sisters, Mary Schoffner of Heiskell and Phyllis Jackson and her husband, W.R., of Coalfield; and by her brothers, Paul Mitchell of Durham, N.C., Lee Mitchell and his wife, Judy, of Chattanooga, Joe Mitchell and his wife, Kathy, of Hale, Mich., and Ted Mitchell and his wife, Sharon, of Lenoir City.
Dianna Hall of Coalfield and Diane Porter of Oak Ridge were considered special friends.
Two sisters and a brother, Margie Hackworth, Lena Rickett and Bill Mitchell, are deceased.
The funeral will be held at 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18, at Mount Pisgah Baptist Church. The Rev. Garvan Walls, Stephen Hensley and Carl Elliott Jr. will officiate.
A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 19, at Mount Pisgah Baptist Church Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the church.
Schubert Funeral Home in Wartburg is handling arrangements.
Charles R. Webber
Charles R. Webber, 81, of Clinton, died Sunday, Jan. 16, 2000, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.
Mr. Webber was the son of Fletcher and Josie Webber, both deceased.
He is survived by two sons, Joe Webber and his wife, Cookie, and Jack Webber and his wife, Vicki; his daughter, Shirley Webber of Detroit, Mich.; his sister, Eula Love and her husband, Frank; and by seven grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
Ken and Pat Foust were considered special friends.
His brother, Howard Webber, is deceased.
A graveside service was to be held at 2 this afternoon, Jan. 18, at Anderson Memorial Gardens, Oliver Springs Highway, Clinton. The grandsons were to serve as pallbearers.
McCarty-Martin Oak Ridge Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
Marcellus Jones, 31, of Oak Ridge, died Saturday, Jan. 15, 2000, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.
Mr. Jones was born in Oak Ridge on May 7, 1968. He was a 1986 graduate of Oak Ridge High School.
He had worked in the Dietary Department of the Oak Ridge Retirement Community.
Mr. Jones was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. Football and fishing were among his interests.
He is survived by his mother, Annie B. Jones of Oak Ridge; two brothers, Clifford Jones and Walter Lee Jones and his wife, Rebekah Ann Jones, all of Oak Ridge; three sisters, Margaret Jones of Oak Ridge, Janice Miller of Knoxville, and Geraldine Stewart of Athens, Ga., and her husband, Terry Stewart, of Oak Ridge; and by several nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.
The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 20, in the chapel of Weatherford Mortuary with the Rev. Bill Edmonds and the Rev. Dozier McKinnon officiating.
Burial will follow at Oak Ridge Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from noon to 2 p.m. Thursday at the mortuary.