Eunice 'Patsy' Altum
South Clinton Baptist member
Eunice Uneeda "Patsy" Altum, 81, of Clinton, died Monday, Jan. 18, 1999, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.
Mrs. Altum was a member of South Clinton Baptist Church.
She was born in Knox County on Jan. 16, 1918, the daughter of Charles Clay and Florence Fine Hux.
Mrs. Altum was a homemaker and enjoyed quilting, sewing and working in her flower garden. Her family described her as a very loving mother who especially loved children.
She was the widow of James O. "Jack" Altum Sr.
Mrs. Altum is survived by four daughters, Janice Henderson and her husband, Don, of Clinton, Joan Mincey and her husband, John, of Knoxville, Judy Emert and her husband, Eddie, of Heiskell, and Jane Wilson and her husband, Todd, of Greensboro, N.C.; two sons, James O. "Jim" Altum of Concord and John E. Altum of Greenbriar; and her stepdaughter, Alma Graham and her husband, Carl, of Clinton.
She is also survived by her sister, Blanche Hartley of Knoxville; her brother, Herbert L. Fergueson of Nashville; and by 11 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Two sisters and a brother, Mildred Norman, Marjorie Boatman and Elmer Hux, died earlier.
The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 21, in the chapel of Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton with the Rev. Jimmy Davidson officiating.
Burial will follow at Zion Cemetery in Claxton. Pallbearers will be Jim Altum, John Altum, John Mincey, Eddie Emert, Don Henderson, Todd Wilson, Carl Graham, Bryan Emert, Michael Wilson, Darren Colwell and Mike Graham.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight, Jan. 20, at the funeral home.
Clyde H. Braden
Former Dutch Valley resident
Clyde H. Braden, 66, of Chattanooga, died Saturday, Jan. 20, 2001, at NHC HealthCare of Chattanooga.
Mr. Braden was born Dec. 12, 1934, in Anderson County. A former resident of the Dutch Valley community of Anderson County, he had lived in Chattanooga since 1958.
He was a retired maintenance supervisor for the Chattanooga City Schools, where he had worked for 32 years.
He is survived by his companion of 24 years, Helen Wilcox; his daughters, Connie Lee of Georgetown, Tenn., Lisa Jackson of Fayette, Ga., and Melinda Braden of Chattanooga; his son, Larry "Pete" Braden of Georgetown; his mother, Edna Braden of the Dutch Valley community; and by seven grandchildren.
Mr. Braden is also survived by his brother, James L. Braden of Dutch Valley; his sisters, Joyce Kennedy and her husband, Elmer, of Tullahoma, and Shirley Brock and her husband, Henry, of Dutch Valley; and a half-brother, Paul Potter and his wife, Sandy, of Delterick, Ill.
Burl Kanipes of Chattanooga was considered a special friend.
Mr. Braden's father, Houston H. Braden, died earlier. Also, three children, David Braden, Jerry Braden and Linda Braden, and three brothers, Ralph K. Braden, Gene S. Braden and Wiley Braden, are deceased.
The funeral will be held at 8 tonight, Jan. 22, in the chapel of Sharp Funeral Home in Oliver Springs with the Rev. Harold Mullins officiating.
A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 23, at Sulfur Springs Cemetery of Dutch Valley.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight at the funeral home.
Mother of Oak Ridge resident
Aleta Wise, 86, of Tyler, Texas, died Thursday, Jan. 18, 2001, in Tyler.
Mrs. Wise was born Nov. 12, 1914, in Texarkana, Ark. She attended Texarkana public schools and business college in Magnolia, Ark. She had lived in Tyler for the past five years.
She was a retired tax accountant. She was a former president of Executive Secretaries Inc. and a member of the Republican Women's Club. Mrs. Wise was a Presbyterian.
She is survived by her daughters, Frances Roddy of Oak Ridge and Linda Miller of Tyler; and two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
A graveside service was to be conducted at 11 this morning, Jan. 22, at Hillcrest Cemetery in Texarkana.
Brooks Sterling & Garrett Funeral Directors in Tyler handled arrangements.
Crittenden Auburn Barker Jr.
Retired Rust cost engineer
Crittenden Auburn 'Crit' Barker Jr. died at 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 19, 2001, at his home.
Mr. Barker was born in Benham, Ky., the son of Crittenden and Melva Barker, who are deceased. As a youth, he earned the rank of Eagle Scout and later served as a Boy Scout leader.
In 1943 he moved to Oak Ridge as a Tennessee Eastman employee. At the time of his retirement in 1983, he was a cost engineer with Rust Engineering company in Oak Ridge.
He was a member of Central Baptist Church, the American Association of Cost Engineers and the Masonic Lodge in Loudon.
Mr. Barker enjoyed playing golf for many years, and he was an avid football fan.
He is survived by his wife, Doris Barker; his children, Pamela Barker of St. Augustine, Fla., Debora Lisenbee of Knoxville, Sheree Black and Joy Grubb and her husband, Scott, all of Oak Ridge, and Bart Black and his wife, Kim, of Maryville; and by 13 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Mr. Barker is also survived by his sisters-in-law, Mildred Joyce Barker of Oak Ridge and Mildred Barker of Kingsport; his nephews, Robert Burton Barker and his wife, Edith, and Bill Jack Barker and his wife, Debbie, of Oak Ridge, and Jim Maxwell of Smith's Grove, Ky.; and by his niece, Linda Barker of Oak Ridge.
In addition to his parents, 11 brothers and sisters died earlier.
The funeral will be held at 7 tonight, Jan. 22, in the chapel of Weatherford Mortuary with the Rev. David McPherson and the Rev. Bob Gray officiating.
A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 23, at Oak Ridge Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 5:30 to 7 tonight at the mortuary.
Helen Matthews Cuthbertson
Resident of Oak Ridge
Helen Matthews Cuthbertson, 88, of Oak Ridge, died Monday, Jan. 20, 2003, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.
She is survived by her husband, Preston A. Cuthbertson; her sons, Paul Cuthbertson of Oak Ridge, Charles F. Cuthbertson and his wife, Margie, of Knoxville, and Timothy R. Cuthbertson and his wife, Margaret, of Veronica, Ore.; and her daughters, Alana R. O'Neal of Atlanta, Ga., and Melissa Burch and her husband, Robert, of Lexington, Ky.
The funeral will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 24, at St. Mary's Catholic Church with the Rev. Michael Woods officiating.
The family asks that any memorials be in the form of contributions to the Alzheimer's Association, 2200 Sutherland Ave., Suite H-102, Knoxville, TN 37919.
Weatherford Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
Mildred Oldham Rule
Central Baptist member
Mildred Oldham Rule, 90, of Oak Ridge, died Thursday, Jan. 21, 1999, at NHC HealthCare of Oak Ridge.
Mrs. Rule was a member of Central Baptist Church.
She was a homemaker and the widow of Victor Caleb Rule, who died on Oct. 21, 1986.
Born in Knoxville on Sept. 30, 1908, she was the daughter of Nora Walker and John Haynes Oldham.
Mrs. Rule is survived by three sons, James L. Rule and his wife, Joette, and Gordon Lynn Rule and his wife, Ruth, all of Oak Ridge, and M. Dale Rule and his wife, Debbie, of Gatlinburg; a daughter-in-law, Doris Rule of Maryville; and by seven grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
Her son, John Roger "Don" Rule, died earlier.
A graveside service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 23, at Oak Ridge Memorial Park with the Rev. Bob Gray officiating.
The family requests any memorials be in the form of donations to Central Baptist Church, 130 Providence Road, Oak Ridge, TN 37830.
Weatherford Mortuary is handling arrangements.