Former resident of Kodak
Jeannette Valenzuela, 60, of Kodak, died Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2003, at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center in Knoxville.
Born Nov. 20, 1942, in Ilo Ilo, Philippines, she was the daughter of Carlos and Emma Go Powers. She had lived in the United States since 1980 after moving here from the Philippines. She was a member of Liberty Baptist Church in Sevierville.
She is survived by her husband, Dante Valenzuela, of Kodak; two sons, Nestor Valenzuela of Kodak and Edmund Valenzuela Jr. and his wife, Connie, of Oak Ridge; one daughter, Jean Merlan of the Philippines; one brother, John Powers and his wife, Gloria, of Oak Ridge; one sister, Eleanor de Guzman and her husband, Loreto, of Oak Ridge; and 12 grandchildren.
The funeral will be 1:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 3, 2003, in the chapel of Weatherford Mortuary with the Rev. Robert Settles officiating. The graveside service will be at Anderson Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends from noon until 1 :30 p.m. Friday afternoon at Weatherford Mortuary in Oak Ridge.
Long-time Trinity United Methodist Church member
Mildred Stacy of Clarksdale, Miss., formerly of Oak Ridge, died Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2003, in Clarksdale.
A resident of Oak Ridge from 1944 to 1994, she worked for many years at Kimball's Jewelers in downtown Oak Ridge and was a long-time member of Trinity United Methodist Church.
Her family said she always considered Oak Ridge and East Tennessee her home and she was especially interested in her family, her neighbors in the Woodland community and her friends and associates at work, social groups and church activities.
She is survived by a daughter, Ann Surholt and her husband, August, of Clarksdale; a son, Bob Stacy and his wife, Patsy, of Clinton; two grandchildren, Debbie Maxey and Brenda Mitchell and their families; and six grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, DeWitt and Addie Lillian Jones Furr; husband, Robert Grey Stacy; and two sisters, Louise Moore and LaVerne Stoddard.
The funeral will be 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 3, in the chapel of Oak Ridge Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 10:30 to 11 a.m. Friday in the chapel of Oak Ridge Memorial Park.
The family requests memorials be in the form of donations to Trinity United Methodist Church, 320 Robertsville Road, Oak Ridge, TN 37830.
The Rev. Elmer Daugherty
A pastor for area Baptist churches
The Rev. Elmer Daugherty, 86, of Oliver Springs, died Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2002, at Cumberland Medical Center of Crossville.
Born Nov. 20, 1916, in Devonia, he was the son of James Daugherty and Ella Seiber Daugherty. He lived in Oliver Springs for the past 56 years. He was an area pastor who preached at Cedar Hill Baptist Church, Rocky Hill Baptist Church, Big Mountain Baptist Church and Royal Blue Baptist Church. He was also a coal miner, working in many area coal mines.
He is survived by two sons, David Daugherty and his wife, Jan, of Crossville, and Jerry Daugherty and his wife, Leta, of Cedar Hill, Texas; five daughters, Ella May Birchfield of Lake City, Elizabeth Rayder and her husband, James of Oliver Springs, Zelma Booth and her husband, Sid, of Knoxville, Wilma Smith and her husband, Paul, of Columbus, Ga., and Wanda Hutton and her husband, Dave of New Market; two sisters, Spicey Duncan of Oliver Springs and Aleen Massengill of Clinton; 25 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, several great-great-grandchildren; and one step-great-granddaughter.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Eula Mae Daugherty; a son, James Daugherty; and two grandsons, Greg Smith and Jerry Kelley Jr.
The funeral will be 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 2, 2003, in the chapel of Sharp Funeral Home with the Rev. Donnie Tinker officiating. The graveside service will be 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 3, at Pleasant View Cemetery in Clinton.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Barbara June Daugherty
Laurel Grove Baptist member
Barbara June Daugherty, 59, of Briceville, died Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2002, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.
Born in Anderson County on Feb. 26, 1942, she was the daughter of W.R. and Stella Hooks Braden. Her mother lives in Briceville and her father is deceased.
Mrs. Daugherty was a homemaker and a member of Laurel Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Briceville.
She enjoyed gardening and flowers, her family said.
In addition to her mother, Mrs. Daugherty is survived by her husband, Junior Daugherty; her daughter, Lori Ann Daugherty Blair of Briceville; two sisters, Evelyn Gibson and Maxie Beam, both of Briceville; five brothers, Donnie Braden, Eddie Braden and W.R. Braden, all of Briceville, Houston Braden of Knoxville and Tom Braden of Lake City; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
The funeral will be held at 8 tonight, Jan. 2, at Laurel Grove Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. John Randolph officiating.
A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 3, at Brown Cemetery in Graves Gap.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight at the church.
Weatherford Mortuary is handling the arrangements.
Ann Wheeler Burton
Sister of John Wheeler
Ann Wheeler Burton of Franklin died Monday, Dec. 31, 2001, in Franklin.
Mrs. Burton was a graduate of Western Kentucky University and completed one year of the YMCA law school.
She was active with Christ Presbyterian Academy in Franklin. At the academy, she was a member of the leadership committee, designed and produced the athletic program for several years and she prepared the original accreditation manual.
Mrs. Burton is survived by her husband, Jim Burton; her sons, Craig Burton and his wife, Megan, of Washington, D.C., and Chris Burton of Franklin; her daughter, Amy Burton of Franklin; her mother, Frances Wheeler of Russellville, Ky.; her sister, Carol Gaddie, of Russellville; and her brother, John Wheeler of Oak Ridge.
A graveside service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 3, at Mount Olivet Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Andy Watson, Dave Woodard, Richard Anderson, Ron Niesen, Jim Hamblen, Jay Siegrist, Ed White and Kin Clinton.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday at Christ Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Charles McGowan officiating. Visitation will be held one hour before the service.
The family requests that any memorials be in the form of donations to Christ Presbyterian Academy; Alive Hospice; or to the American Cancer Society.
The family will also receive friends from 5 to 8 tonight, Jan. 2, at Brentwood Funeral Home, 9010 Church St. E., Brentwood.
Richard E. 'Chuck' Brockwell
Retired K-25 employee
Richard E. "Chuck" Brockwell, 76, died Tuesday morning, Jan. 1, 2002, at his home in Lenoir City.
Mr. Brockwell had retired from Union Carbide Nuclear Division after 35 years of service at the Oak Ridge K-25 Site.
He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.
Mr. Brockwell was a member of Highland Park Baptist Church in Lenoir City and a member of Faith Masonic Lodge No. 765 in Oak Ridge.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Sylvia Brockwell; four children, Charles Brockwell and his wife, Irene, of Lexington, N.C., Carolyn Newberg and her husband, Archie, of Mebane, N.C., Sarah Gunter and her husband, Ben, of Andersonville, and Rebecca Buck and her husband, William, of Cumming, Ga.; his sister, Lucille Fry of Oak Ridge; and five grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be held at 8 tonight, Jan. 2, in the chapel of Click Funeral Home in Lenoir City with the Rev. Tony Collins and the Rev. Glenn Gamble officiating. A Masonic service will follow, conducted by members of Faith Masonic Lodge.
A graveside service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 3, at Oak Ridge Memorial Park.
The family requests that any memorials be in the form of donations to Highland Park Baptist Church, 4333 Highway 11 E., Lenoir City, TN 37771.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:45 tonight at the funeral home.