Audrey Mae Bennett
Member of First Baptist Church in Clinton
Audrey Mae Bennett, 89, of Clinton, died Thursday, Jan. 16, 2003, at Windwood Health and Rehab Center in Clinton.
A lifelong resident of Anderson County, she was the daughter of Louis and Martha Melton Sharp, who are deceased.
She was a member of First Baptist Church in Clinton. She worked for the old Magnet Mills in Clinton for more than 25 years.
Mrs. Bennett is survived by her husband, David Bennett; her daughter-in-law, Dianne Pemberton of Clinton; her grandchildren, John Pemberton, Bob Pemberton and David Pemberton, all of Knoxville, Jack L. Pemberton and Daniel U. Pemberton, both of Clinton, Lisa Darnall of Crossville and Kristi Illar of Oak Ridge; and 15 great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Rosa Overton and Flossie Johnson.
A graveside service was conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 20, at Sunset Cemetery in Clinton.
The family asks that any memorials be in the form of gifts to the Alzheimer's Association, Eastern Tennessee Chapter, 600 Henley St., Suite 50, Knoxville, TN 37902.
Anderson County Funeral Home in Clinton handled arrangements.
Formerly of New River
Mandy Stewart, 100, died Sunday, Jan. 19, 2003, at her home in Stockport, Ohio.
Born Jan. 15, 1903, in New River, she was the daughter of Cleve and Susie Wilson Jones.
Mrs. Stewart had lived in Tennessee, Georgia, South Carolina, Alaska and Ohio. She worked as a cook and was a member of Grave Hill Baptist Church in New River.
She was the widow of Major Stewart.
Mrs. Stewart is survived by her daughters, Thelma Lane of Stockport and Kathleen Miller of Las Vegas, Nev.; her sons, Winford Lee Stewart of McConnelsville, Ohio, and Danner James Stewart of Myrtle, Mo.; and 32 grandchildren, 58 great-grandchildren and 53 great-great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by four other children, Trula Mae Clark, Ruby Stewart, Johnny W. Stewart and James Edward Stewart.
The funeral will be held at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21, in the chapel of Sharp Funeral Home in Oliver Springs.
A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22, at Grave Hill Cemetery in New River.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
William Albert Johnson
William Albert Johnson, 73, of Norris, died Sunday, Jan. 18, 2004, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.
He was born April 14, 1930, in Brooksville, Fla. Mr. Johnson was an art and picture framer for 25 years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was also a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Norris.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Mr. Johnson is survived by his wife of 35 years, Dot Johnson; his daughter, Eve Johnson, of New Port News, Va.; two sons, William Al Johnson and George Johnson, both of Chattanooga; two stepdaughters, Dana Ellis of Birmingham, Ala., and Paula McCarthy of Ackron, Ohio; three stepsons, Martin Ellis of Caryville, Bernie Ellis of Santa Fe and Steve Ellis of Columbus, Miss.; and by several grandchildren and stepgrandchildren.
A funeral Mass was to be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2004, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Norris with the Rev. Gerard Finucane officiating.
Burial was to follow at Norris Memorial Gardens off the Norris Freeway near Cross Pike Road.
The family was to receive friends beginning at 1 p.m. Tuesday.
Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton is in charge of arrangements.
Robert Esco Ramsey
Former Oak Ridge resident
Robert Esco Ramsey, 70, a resident of Tempe, Ariz., and a former resident of Oak Ridge, died Friday, Jan. 15, 1999, in Mesa, Ariz.
When he lived in Oak Ridge, Mr. Ramsey worked for Union Carbide Nuclear Division at the Oak Ridge K-25 Site.
He was a graduate of the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. He served in the Army Air Corps and was recalled to the Air Force during the Korean War.
Mr. Ramsey worked for both the Atomic Energy Commission and the Energy Research and Development Administration, both Department of Energy predecessor agencies. He was relocated from Oak Ridge to Tempe, then to Las Vegas, Nev. and on to Washington, D.C. After retiring from ERDA, he returned to Tempe.
Mr. Ramsey is survived by his wife, Pat Ramsey; two sons, Robert Victor Ramsey and Marc Everett Ramsey; his daughter, Pamela Sue Oberg; his mother, Martha Sue Ramsey; three stepdaughters, Meliane Bambaugh, Debra Perry and Tammy Jensen; two brothers, William Ramsey and Gene Ramsey; several nieces and nephews, including Bill Gent; nine grandchildren, Jacob and Jessica Ramsey, Mathew, Laura, Cary and Andrew Oberg, and Stephen, Martin and Beth Ramsey; and a great-grandchild, Summer Lee Ramsey.
A graveside service was to be conducted at 12:30 this afternoon, Jan. 21, at the Veterans National Memorial Cemetery in Phoenix, Ariz.
Myrtle Vowell Beets
Clinch River Baptist member
Myrtle Vowell Beets, 94, of Lake City, died Tuesday, Jan. 19, 1999, at Lake City Health Care Center.
Mrs. Beets was a member of Clinch River Baptist Church of Lake City.
She was born in Campbell County on March 24, 1904, the daughter of A.I. and Lizzie Vowell.
She was the widow of the Rev. Bill Beets.
Mrs. Beets is survived by her sister, Daphine Bolton of Knoxville; her stepdaughter, Blanche Webster of Clinton; her step-grandson, Billy Webster of Clinton; and by several nieces and nephews.
Her sister, Mable Foust, three brothers, Paul Vowell, Bill Vowell and Clyde Vowell, and two stepchildren, Eugene Beets and Mildred Miller, died earlier.
The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 21, at Clinch River Baptist Church with the Rev. Tom Byrge and the Rev. Bill Davis officiating.
Burial will follow at Foust Cemetery in Lake City.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight, Jan. 20, at Cox-Martin Funeral Home in Lake City.
James E. Gilreath
Father of Ann Moore
James E. "Jim" Gilreath, 76, of McAfee Road, in the Tusculum community of Greeneville, died Tuesday, Jan. 19, 1999, at Laughlin Memorial Hospital in Greeneville.
Mr. Gilreath was the father of Ann Moore of Oak Ridge.
He was retired from the Knox County Sheriff's Department.
He was raised in Corbin, Ky., and was the son of Ancil and Gladys Reeder Gilreath, who are deceased.
Mr. Gilreath was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Greeneville. A 32nd-degree Mason, he was also a member of Masonic Lodge No. 3 in Greeneville, and was a past president of the Greeneville Scottish Rite Club and of the Greeneville Shrine Club. He was also a member of the Knoxville Scottish Rite Club.
In addition to his local daughter and her husband, Tom Moore, Mr. Gilreath is survived by his wife, Josephine Creamer Gilreath; his son, Gary Gilreath and his wife, Rhonda, of Wadesboro, N.C.; another daughter, Kay Thomason of Knoxville; and his brother, David Gilreath and his wife, Jean, of Good Hope, Ga.
He is also survived by seven grandchildren, Tara Eudy and her husband, Greg, of North Carolina, Amanda Eaton and her husband, Dan, of Knoxville, Erin Gilreath of Wadesboro, Scott Moore of Atlanta, Ga., and Leah Moore, Edward Moore and Ben Roberts, all of Oak Ridge; and three great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 22, in the chapel of Jeffers Mortuary in Greeneville. The Rev. Robert Smith and the Rev. Tom Lynch will officiate.
Burial will follow at Hermon Cemetery in Greeneville. Pallbearers will be Scott Moore, Edward Moore, Ben Roberts, Greg Eudy and Dan Eaton.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 21, at the mortuary.