Nettie Baxter Dykstra
First Baptist Church member
Nettie Baxter Dykstra, 75, of Oak Ridge, died Saturday, Jan. 16, 1999, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.
Mrs. Dykstra, a homemaker, was a member of First Baptist Church of Oak Ridge and of the church's Philathea Sunday school class and its Keenagers and WMU organizations.
She was born in Niagara Falls, N.Y., on Sept. 24, 1923, the daughter of Andrew and Janet McKay Baxter.
She had been a resident of Oak Ridge since she and her husband, Joe Dykstra, who survives her, were married on March 16, 1946. Her husband is retired from the Oak Ridge K-25 Site.
In addition to her husband, Mrs. Dykstra is survived by her daughter, Janet Dykstra of Knoxville; her son, Douglas Dykstra and his wife, Juanita of Dandridge; two grandsons, Thomas Dykstra and Andrew Dykstra, also of Dandridge; her sister, Nan Wright of St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada; and her brother, Andrew Baxter and his wife, Hazel, of Niagara Falls.
She is also survived by her sister-in-law, Marilyn Dykstra of Rockford, Ill.; and by several nieces and nephews.
Mary Dowdy, Louise Akers and Elene and Cranor Elrod were considered special friends.
Her brothers-in-law, Dale Dykstra of Rockford, Ill., and Charles Dykstra of San Diego, Calif., as well as her special friend, Reba Smellage, died earlier.
The funeral was to be held at 2 this afternoon, Jan. 18, at First Baptist Church with the Rev. Larry Dipboye officiating. Burial was to follow at Oak Ridge Memorial Park.
The family requests any memorials be in the form of donations to the Keenagers Bus Fund at First Baptist Church, 1101 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge, TN 37830; or to the American Diabetes Foundation, Tennessee Affiliate, 4205 Hillsboro Road, Suite 200, Nashville, TN 37215-9805.
Weatherford Mortuary handled arrangements.
Julia M. Massey
Clinch River Baptist member
Julia M. Massey, 82, of Lake City, died Saturday, Jan. 16, 1999, at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center in Knoxville.
Mrs. Massey formerly lived in the Medford community and was a member of Clinch River Baptist Church.
She is survived by three daughters, Anna Jones and her husband, Joe, of Easley, S.C., Glenna Coward and her husband, Ted, of Claxton, and Louise Manning of Indianapolis, Ind.; two sons, Eddie Massey and his wife, Cindy, of Moore Haven, Fla., and Curtis Massey and his wife, Linda, of Indianapolis; two sisters, Ruby Farmer of Tampa, Fla., and Velma Miller of Pine Knot, Ky.; and her brother, Maynard Brown.
Mrs. Massey is also survived by 15 grandchildren, including three granddaughters who were special care-givers, Tonya and Natalie Coward and Teresa Riggs; and by 14 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Another daughter and son, Pauline Holzpfel and Cledith Massey, died earlier.
The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 19, in the chapel of Cox-Martin Funeral Home in Lake City with the Rev. Michael Prince officiating.
Burial will follow at McCarty-Woodhaven Memorial Gardens in Claxton.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight, Jan. 18, at the funeral home.
Clarence H. Smith
Clarence H. Smith, 83, of the Dossett community near Oak Ridge, died Monday, Jan. 15, 2001, at NHC HealthCare of Oak Ridge.
Mr. Smith was raised in this area and graduated from the old Robertsville High School in what is now Oak Ridge. He liked to tell people he was born in Oak Ridge before it became Oak Ridge, his family said.
He was also a graduate of Draughon's Business College in Knoxville.
Born Dec. 21, 1917, in Clinton, he was the son of Theodore and Mollie Godsey Smith. He served in Army Intelligence in the Pacific from 1938 to 1941.
He was well-known in the area for his wine making and as an editorial contributor to The Oak Ridger and the Courier-News in Clinton. Mr. Smith had owned a number of businesses in California, Colorado, Kentucky and Tennessee during his lifetime. He retired in 1983 as vice president of American Business Brokers Inc. of Knoxville.
Mr. Smith is survived by his sons, Robert Smith and his wife, Alice, and Gary Smith and his wife, Barbara; his daughter, Cathy; and by five grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
His wife, Doris Lidstrom Smith, preceded him in death. They had been married for 51 years at the time of her death. Two brothers and a sister, Clyde Smith, Howard Smith and Thelma Duncan, also died earlier.
The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, in the chapel of Martin Oak Ridge Funeral Home with the Rev. Gene McNabb officiating.
Burial will follow at Anderson Memorial Gardens, Oliver Springs Highway, Clinton.
The family will receive friends from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
In case of inclement weather, services may be canceled. Please contact the funeral home, 483-4341.
Myrtis Irene McPeters
Longtime Oak Ridge resident
Myrtis Irene Richards McPeters, 77, of Oak Ridge, died Saturday, Jan. 16, 1999, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge. Mrs. McPeters had been ill for the past four years but had recently been diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Lou Gehrig's disease.
She was born in King's Point, Newfoundland, on Sept. 11, 1921. During World War II she married an American soldier, Conrad McPeters, and in May 1944 they and their first-born daughter came to live in Oak Ridge. She became an American citizen in 1954. Her husband died in December 1977.
For many years, Mrs. McPeters worked at area restaurants, including restaurants at the Alexander Hotel, the Oak Ridge Country Club and King's Department Store.
She was raised in the Salvation Army Church in Newfoundland and also attended Baptist churches. The family said she leaves a large family and a group of many friends who loved her dearly.
Mrs. McPeters is survived by her children, Charlotte Yvonne Ingram and her husband, Larry, and their four children, Tammy, Connie, Erik and Zack; Linda Ward and her children, Greg Ward and Tracy Guymon and their eight children; Gladys Womack and her husband, Eddie, and their sons, Blake and Drake; Ronnie McPeters and his wife, Jan, and their daughter, Kathie Villasona and her children; and Jimmy McPeters of Suwannee, Ga., the youngest and described by the family as the "light of her life."
She is also survived by her brother, Reginald Ryan of Springdale, Newfoundland, and his three children and their families; her sister, Gwen Bzuwki of Calgary, Alberta, Canada; several cousins in Toronto and Newfoundland; and her extended family in Oak Ridge, Dan and Katie Ingersoll and their daughters, Tina and Lori Beth.
Martha Wilson, Helen Carrol, Polly Jones, Nell Vandiver and Barbara Luttrell were considered special friends, and Jacob Seibel and Minnie Shultz were considered extra special family friends.
The funeral will be held at 8:30 tonight, Jan. 18, in the chapel of Weatherford Mortuary with the Rev. Terry Mosley officiating.
A graveside service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 19, at Anderson Memorial Gardens, Oliver Springs Highway, Clinton.
The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8:30 tonight at the mortuary.
The family requests any memorials be in the form of donations to The ALS Society, 21021 Ventura Blvd., Suite 321, Woodland Hills, CA 91364.
Malcolm P. Crews III
Malcolm P. Crews III, 46, of the Dyllis community of Roane County, died Friday, Jan. 15, 1999, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.
Mr. Crews had worked as a painter.
He was born in Tucson, Ariz., on Aug. 5, 1952, the son of Lupita and Malcolm P. Crews Jr. of Dyllis. He attended Middle Tennessee State University and the University of Tennessee and was a U.S. Navy veteran.
Mr. Crews attended Dyllis Baptist Church. He enjoyed basketball, fishing and restoring antique cars.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his sister, Lynn Crews-Brooks; his brother, Daniel Jackson Crews; his nephew, Cameron Jack Brooks; and two aunts, Jeanette Brannon and Peggy Whitehouse, all of Dyllis.
A graveside service was held Sunday, Jan. 17, at Dyllis Cemetery with the Rev. Dusty Stout officiating.
The family requests any memorials be in the form of donations to the Liver Foundation of Tennessee or to the Dyllis Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, Harriman, TN 37748.
Sharp Funeral Home in Oliver Springs handled arrangements.
William Edward Bunch
Former security guard
William Edward Bunch, 52, died Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2001, during church services at Mineral Springs Baptist Church in Oliver Springs.
Mr. Bunch was born July 21, 1948, in Anderson County, the son of Gracie and Wayne Edward Bunch. His mother lives in Briceville and his father is deceased.
He was a lifelong resident of this area. He had worked as a security guard for 25 years, his last employment being Dynamic Security of Knoxville.
He was a member of Fellowship Independent Missionary Baptist Church of Oliver Springs.
In addition to his mother, Mr. Bunch is survived by his wife, Charlotte Bunch; his children, William Jack McKelvey and Missie Miller and her husband, Patrick, all of Lake City, Elizabeth Carroll and her husband, Ray, of Briceville, Nathan Mark McKelvey and his wife, Alyssa, of Missouri and Misty McKelvey of Walland; and by his grandchildren, Jeffery Carroll, David McKelvey, Chandra Carroll, Kimberly Carroll, Dale Carroll, Robert McKelvey and Kayla McKelvey.
He is also survived by his brother, Charles Edward Bunch of Harriman; and his sisters, Annabell Braden and her husband, Dalton, Nellie Phillips and her husband, Donnie, Elizabeth Randolph and her husband, Steve, all of Briceville, and Alice Smith and her husband, Scott, and Ruby Phillips and her husband, Eugene, all of Oliver Springs.
Also surviving are his mother-in-law, Daisy D. Breeden of Seymour; his sisters-in-law, Laura Crain and her husband, Billy, of Seymour and Wanda Murphy and her husband, Elmer, of Claxton; his aunts, Bonnie Breeden and her husband, Homer, of Oliver Springs and Dolly Greene and her husband, Hoover, of Clinton; and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, at Fellowship Independent Missionary Baptist Church in Oliver Springs with the Rev. Johnny Randolph and the Rev. Mark Bass officiating.
Burial will follow at Brown Cemetery of Briceville.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight, Jan. 19, at the church.
Sharp Funeral Home in Oliver Springs is handling arrangements.