Laura Bell Elliott
Red Hill Baptist member
Laura Bell Elliott, 90, of Andersonville, died Friday, Jan. 15, 1999, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.
Mrs. Elliott was one of the oldest members of Red Hill Baptist Church in Andersonville, where she had taught Sunday school and Bible school and had sung in the choir and played the piano all her adult life. Her family described her as a faithful servant of God and a loving mother and grandmother.
She was born in Anderson County on Sept. 5, 1908, the daughter of David and Arvilla Broyles.
Mrs. Elliott was a member of the American Association of Retired Persons and of the Water Aerobics Class at the Clinton Civic Center. She enjoyed crocheting, attending church, building the church library and being with her family.
She was the widow of Lawrence Elliott.
She is survived by four daughters, Margaret Wrasman and her husband, Gene, Mary Webber and her husband, Terry, Bessie Seeber and her husband, Dennis, and Barbara Deal and her husband, LaMarr.
Mrs. Elliott is also survived by 10 grandchildren, Greg Webber, Guy Seeber, Kendra Seeber, Steve Reynolds and his wife, Felicia, Dennis Reynolds and his wife, Melissa, Stanley Reynolds and his wife, Debbie, Terry Webber Jr. and his wife, Sandy, Suzie Clayton and her husband, Kip, Kevin Seeber and his wife, Lisa, and Angie Cox and her husband, James; and by 18 great-grandchildren.
Her son, Kenneth Elliott, and her sister, Mamie Gregg, died earlier.
The funeral was held Sunday night, Jan. 17, at Red Hill Baptist Church with the Rev. Lonnie Dison and the Rev. David Seiber officiating.
A graveside service was held Monday morning, Jan. 18, at Red Hill Baptist Church Cemetery.
The family requests any memorials be in the form of donations to the Library Fund at Red Hill Baptist Church, Andersonville, TN 37705.
Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton handled arrangements.
Leo W. Grant Jr.
Former Oak Ridge resident
Leo W. Grant Jr., 70, of Red Bank, died Sunday, Jan. 17, 1999, at a hospital in Chattanooga.
Mr. Grant, an attorney, was a former resident of Oak Ridge and had practiced law in Anderson County.
He was a U.S. Army veteran of both World War II and the Korean War. He had achieved the rank of captain and was awarded a Purple Heart.
Mr. Grant was a graduate of the University of Tennessee School of Law. He was a Baptist.
He is survived by two daughters, April Ingle of Chattanooga and Cleo Dyer of Miami, Fla.; four sisters, Anne Grant of Oak Ridge, Florence Trevor of Charlotte, N.C., Althea Underwood of Melbourne, Fla., and Cleo Pace of Las Vegas, Nev.; and by four grandchildren and 30 nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 20, at Oak Ridge Memorial Park with the Rev. Larry Dipboye officiating.
The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 this evening, Jan. 19, at the Coulter Chapel of Lane Funeral Home, 601 Ashland Terrace, Chattanooga.
Edith W. Chapman
Mother of Linda Goodwin
Edith W. Chapman, 90, of Pittsfield, Mass., died Thursday, Jan. 14, 1999, at Berkshire Hills North Nursing Home in Massachusetts. She had been ill for the past two months.
Mrs. Chapman was the mother of Linda Goodwin of Lenoir City, a preschool teacher with the Oak Ridge schools and a former resident of Oak Ridge. She had been a frequent visitor to Oak Ridge in past years, her daughter said.
Mrs. Chapman had a great love of music and opera and attended concerts both in Oak Ridge and Knoxville.
In addition to her local daughter, she is survived by another daughter, Sunny Lloyd-Eriksen of Richmond, Mass.; her son, David M. Ostrom of Clifton Park, N.Y.; and by seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 23, at the Congregational Church in Stockbridge, Mass.
Bertha Marie Cunningham
Bertha Marie Cunningham, 78, of Clinton, died Monday, Jan. 18, 1999, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.
Mrs. Cunningham is survived by her son, Larry Cunningham; three daughters, Barbara Cunningham, Nancy Phillips and Joan Smith and her husband, Roy, all of Clinton; two sisters, Hazel Summers and her husband, R.L. Summers Jr., of Clinton, and Melda Grohman of Houston, Texas; two brothers, Glen Briddle and Tom Briddle, both of Houston; and four grandsons.
The funeral will be held at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 20, in the chapel of Anderson County Funeral Home in Clinton.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 21, at Jarnigan Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery in Clinton.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Esco 'Brody' Cox
A resident of Fraterville
Esco "Brody" Cox, 80, of Fraterville, died Thursday, Jan. 16, 2003, at his residence.
He is survived by his wife, Betty Lela Chamblee Cox; 10 sons, James Daniel Cox of Toledo, Ohio, Harold Cox and his wife, Polly, of Caryville, David Cox and his wife, Bonnie, of Clinton, Richard Cox and his wife, Becky, of Powell, Tommy Cox of Oak Ridge, Johnny Cox and his wife, Karen, Steve Cox and his wife, Debbie, Tim Cox and his wife, Virgie, and Mark Cox, all of Lake City, and Danny Cox of Lancing; three daughters, Janice Mowery and her husband, David, of Caryville, Virginia Saunders and her husband, David, of Clinton, and Tresea Hipsher and her husband, Rod, of Powell; and 27 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
The funeral was held at 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, at Hatmaker Funeral Home in Lake City. The Rev. Tom Byrge officiated.
A graveside service was conducted at 11 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 19, at Leach Cemetery in Lake City.
Ruth Edmonds Jarnigan
Member of First Baptist Church in Petros
Ruth Edmonds Jarnigan, 89, of Petros, died Saturday evening, Jan. 18, 2003, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.
Mrs. Jarnigan was a member of First Baptist Church and of Sunrise Chapter No. 364 of the Order of the Eastern Star, both in Petros. She was also an avid fan of the University of Tennessee Volunteers and the Atlanta Braves.
She was the widow of Walter Jarnigan.
Mrs. Jarnigan is survived by her sister-in-law, Geneva Edmond of Oak Ridge; and nephews Ron Edmond of Oak Ridge and Ken Edmond and his wife, Janet, of Clinton.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, Ben and Maggie Kelly Edmonds; and her brother, Garland Edmond.
The funeral will be held at 8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 20, in the chapel of Schubert Funeral Home in Wartburg with the Rev. Jim West officiating.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21, at the new Petros Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
The family requests that any memorials be in the form of gifts to First Baptist Church, 321 Main St., Petros, TN 37845.
James H. 'Red' Willis
U.S. Army veteran
James H. "Red" Willis, 73, died Friday, Jan. 16, 2004, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge, after a short battle with colon cancer.
He was a Baptist. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps serving in Japan.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert H. Willis and Clara Belle Willis; a brother, J.C. Willis; and by a granddaughter, Brandy Lynn Carter.
Mr. Willis is survived by his wife, Joyce Willis, of Clinton; two daughters, Sonya Franklin and husband, Shawn, of Oak Ridge, and Lynn Carter and husband, Ronnie, of Clinton; his son, Eddie Willis and wife, Bobbie, of Clinton; and by three grandchildren, Lee Carter, Cody Franklin and Chloe Willis.
He is also survived by four sisters, Belle Caulder of Oakland, Miss., Margie Logan and husband, Junior, and Dianne Crafton and husband, Ralph, all of South Haven, Miss., and Alice Willis of Memphis; three brothers, Bob Willis and wife, Ellen, of Culpepper, Va., Richard Willis and wife, Irene, of Grantsville, Utah, and Dee Willis of Memphis; a special aunt, Kathryn Hauthorn of Vicksburg, Miss.; and by several nieces and nephews.
The funeral was Monday, Jan. 19, 2004, in the chapel of Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton with the Rev. Tony McAfee officiating.
Burial was to be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 20, at Anderson Memorial Gardens on the Oliver Springs Highway in Clinton with full military rites by the Campbell County Honor Guard.