Elsie M. "Peg" Hildebrand
Elsie M. "Peg" Hildebrand, 87, died Thursday, Jan. 13, 2000, at the home of her daughter in Voorhees, N.J.
Mrs. Hildebrand was longtime resident of Oak Ridge before serious health problems forced her to give up her home in Oak Ridge. She and her husband, William H. "Bill" Hildebrand, came to Oak Ridge in 1943 with the Manhattan Project. Her husband is deceased.
She was born in Sharon, Pa., on April 3, 1913, the daughter of Emmett Mason and Mabel Sue Burger. Her family said she will be remembered as a very loving mother and grandmother who will bwe sadly missed. She was a lifelong Baptist.
Mrs. Hildebrand is survived by her three daughters, Janice H. Santoro and her husband, Robert T. Santoro, of Kingston, Jackie L. Searcy and her husband, Jarrel D. Searcy, of Voorhees and Karen Dalton of Cherry Hill, N.J.
Mrs. Hildebrand is also survived by six grandchildren, Michael Searcy and his wife, Cheryl, of Dandridge, Mark Searcy and his wife, Jan, of Mansfield, Ohio, Brian Dalton and his wife, Carla, of Charlotte, N.C., Jason Dalton and his wife, Christy, of Eden, N.C., Jacob Levinson of Cherry Hill and Lori Santoro and her husband, Craig Miller, of Knoxville; and by her great-grandchildren, Cameron and Aaron Searcy of Dandridge, Lauren Searcy of Mansfield and Hanna and Ellie Dalton of Charlotte.
The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 20, in the chapel of McCarty-Martin Oak Ridge Funeral Home with the Rev. Roy Wyatt, a family friend, officiating.
Burial will follow at Oak Ridge Memorial Park.
William K. Fillauer
Father of Keys Fillauer
William K. "Bill" Fillauer, 79, of Cleveland, Tenn., died Sunday, Jan. 16, 2000, in Cleveland.
Mr. Fillauer was a prominent attorney and former mayor of Cleveland.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Frances Parks Fillauer.
Mr. Fillauer is survived by his daughter, Rita Fillauer Harbison and her husband, Steve, of Cleveland; his son, William Keys Fillauer II and his wife, Melanie, of Oak Ridge; his grandson, Parks Fillauer of Oak Ridge; and two granddaughters, Lisa McKinney and Laura McKinney, both of Cleveland.
The funeral will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 19, at Broad Street United Methodist Church in Cleveland.
The family requests any memorials be in the form of donations to the Ronald McDonald House, Attn: Sue Beverly, 1705 Clinch Ave., Knoxville, TN 37916.
The family will receive friends from 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesday at the church.
Mary B. Hale
Mary B. Hale, 58, of Oak Ridge, died Monday, Jan. 17, 2000, at her home.
Mrs. Hale was self-employed and enjoyed collecting dolls and shopping at the mall.
She was the daughter of Charlie and Rinda Brown, who are deceased.
Mrs. Hale is survived by four children, Ruth Fahey and her husband, Kevin, and Charlie Hale and Mike Hale, all of Oak Ridge, and Paul Hale of Petros; and two sisters, Ruth Duncan and her husband, Ray, and their family, all of Lafayette, Ga., and Shirley Bunch and her husband, Hershel, and their family, all of Christmas, Fla.
She is also survived by nine grandchildren, Tina Hale of Kingston, Holly Hale of LaFollette, Alanah Hale of Scottsdale, Ariz., and Tiffany Fahey, Kellie Fahey, Amanda Hale, Brian Hale, Amber Hale and Joshuah Hale, all of Oak Ridge; and three great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, another son, William Hale, died earlier.
The funeral will be held at 8:30 tonight, Jan. 18, in the chapel of Oliver Springs Mortuary, 717 Main St., Oliver Springs, with the Rev. Steve Randolph officiating.
A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 19, at Anderson Memorial Gardens, Oliver Springs Highway, Clinton.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 tonight at the funeral home.
Frances B. Watlington
Owned Claxton hair salon
Frances B. Watlington, 51, of Claxton, died Sunday, Jan. 16, 2000, at Fort Sanders Parkwest Medical Center in Knoxville after a lengthy illness.
Mrs. Watlington was a beauty consultant and the owner and operator of Fran's Hair Care in Claxton.
She was a member of Cornerstone Baptist Church of Clinton.
She is survived by her husband, William Watlington; her son, Gary Watlington of Claxton; her mother and stepfather, Louise Brock Brown and Ronald Brown of Clinton; her sister, Kathy Brock Cridge and her husband, Jimmy, of Claxton; her stepsister, Kimberly McCormick of Clinton; her mother-in-law, Agnes Watlington of Clinton; and by two nephews, Michael Russell and David Russell, both of Clinton.
Marjorie McCall of Lenoir City was considered a special friend.
Her father, William "Pete" Brock, died earlier.
The funeral will be held at 8 tonight, Jan. 18, in the chapel of Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton. The Rev. Robert Ivey and the Rev. Leonard Turner will officiate.
A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 19, at McCarty Woodhaven Memorial Gardens in Claxton.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight at the funeral home.
Zelma Webber Elam
Operated Clinton Flooring
Zelma Lee Webber Elam, 82, of Clinton, died Sunday, Jan. 16, 2000, at Windwood Health Care & Rehabilitation Center in Clinton.
Mrs. Elam and her husband, Jessie Elam, by whom she is survived, owned and operated Clinton Floor Covering and Tile until their retirement in 1985.
During the 1940s, she worked for the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
She was the daughter of Bert and Nellie Webber.
In addition to her husband, Mrs. Elam is survived by her brother, Terry Webber Sr. and his wife, Mary, of Clinton; her sister, Jean Curnutt and her husband, Troy, of Clinton; three nieces, Carol Ann Ladd of Kingston and Dana Lea Peck and Suzanne C. Clayton, both of Clinton; and five nephews, Eddie D. Carden and Gary L. Curnutt, both of Knoxville, Joel Zachary of Kingston and Terry Webber Jr. and Gregory B. Webber, both of Clinton.
Her brother, Bert Webber Jr., and two other sisters, Odelite Carden and Eula Lee Zachary, are deceased.
A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 19, at Sunset Cemetery in Clinton with the Rev. Sam Dean officiating.
Friends may call at their convenience at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton.
Rachel Kathleen Keith
Mother of Don Keith
Rachel Kathleen Keith, 90, of Oak Ridge, died Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2001, at Briarcliff Health Care Center.
Mrs. Keith was born March 24, 1910, in Bardwell, Texas. She was a former resident of the Texas cities of Dallas, Fort Worth, Ennis and Tyler. Her parents were Richard Oscar and Mae Roach.
She was the widow of Cecil Andrew Keith, a builder and rancher who died in 1973. For several years, she and her husband enjoyed traveling in their travel trailer and made many trips through the western, inner mountain and southern portions of the United States and Mexico.
In 1986, Mrs. Keith moved to Oak Ridge to be near her son. She and many of her friends enjoyed shopping and finding new restaurants in the area.
She was a member of New York Avenue Church of Christ.
Mrs. Keith is survived by her son, Don A Keith and his wife, Carolyn, of Oak Ridge; her daughter, Joanne Fischer of Glendale, Calif.; and three grandchildren, Jon Mark Keith and his wife, Robin, of Ann Arbor, Mich., Debra DeeAnn Dossett and her husband, Tom, of Memphis and Jo-David Keith and his wife, Melissa, of Nashville.
She is also survived by her great-grandchildren, Lindsey Keith and Amanda Keith, both of Ann Arbor, Keith Clinton, Brian Clinton, Morgan Dossett and Jordan Dossett, all of Memphis, and Collin Keith and Carly Keith, both of Nashville.
Three sisters, Lucile Whitefield of Tyler and Hallie May Splawn and Lorena O'Neal Keel, both of Ennis, died earlier.
The family requests that any memorials be in the form of donations to East Tennessee Christian Services, 4638 Chambliss Ave., Knoxville TN 37919; or to a charity of the donor's choice.
The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, at Weatherford Mortuary.