Gaynor L. Gosa
Brother of Shirley Franklin
Gaynor L. Gosa, 88, died Jan. 11, 2004, in Wetumpka, Ala.
He was a retired chief warrant officer in the U.S. Air Force.
Mr. Gosa is survived by his wife of 63 years, Evelyn; and by his son and three grandchildren.
He is also survived by two great-grandchildren; a sister, Shirley Franklin, of Oak Ridge; and by a brother-in-law in Wetumpka.
A graveside service was Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2004, in Wetumpka.
Ellison Funeral Home in Wetumpka was in charge of arrangements.
Laura Patterson Parker
Former area resident
Laura Geneva Patterson Parker, 82, of North Ridgeville, Ohio, formerly of Oliver Springs and Clinton, died Tuesday, Jan. 19, 1999, at Center Ridge Nursing Home in North Ridgeville.
Mrs. Parker is survived by her son, Creed Fred Parker and his wife, Vonnie, of Frederick, Md.; and her daughter, Joyce Senz and her husband, Kenny, of North Ridgeville.
A graveside service will be conducted at 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 23, at Sunset Cemetery in Clinton.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 22, at Anderson County Funeral Home in Clinton.
Antonette 'Toni' Peacock
Mother of Roger Peacock
Antonette "Toni" Peacock, 92, of Oak Ridge, died at 4:20 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2003, at NHC HealthCare of Oak Ridge.
Born Sept. 22, 1910, in Chicago, Ill., she was the daughter of Anton and Rose Stern Samsa, who are deceased.
She was the widow of George Lewis Peacock. The Peacocks were married on June 18, 1931, in San Jose, Calif., and when Mr. Peacock died in 1995, they had been married for 64 years.
Before moving to Oak Ridge, Mrs. Peacock lived in Rockford, Ill., for 52 years and was a member of Court Street United Methodist Church in Rockford.
Mrs. Peacock is survived by two sons, Roger G. Peacock and his wife, Kathleen, of Oak Ridge and William L. Peacock and his wife, Jean E., of Glendale, Calif.; four grandchildren, Shannon Aird of Oak Ridge, Cynthia L. Bitz and her husband, Jerome, of Sunland, Calif., Stuart Peacock and his wife, Nicole, of Washington, D.C., and Douglas Peacock and his wife, Rebecca, of Arlington, Va.; and five great-grandchildren, Courtney Bitz, Scott Peacock, Benjamin Aird, Laura Aird and Grace Peacock.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Louise Antonette Peacock, and by her brother, Anton Samsa.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, in the chapel of Weatherford Mortuary.
Burial will take place at a later date at Weldon Cemetery in Weldon, Ill.
The family requests that any memorials be in the form of gifts to the Alzheimer's Association, 2200 Sutherland Ave., Suite H-102, Knoxville, TN 37919.
The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the mortuary.
Retired Boeing engineer
Joe Carrington, 59, of Lufkin, Texas, a former resident of Rockwood, died Tuesday, Jan. 19, 1999, in Texas.
Mr. Carrington was a manufacturing processing engineer retired from Boeing in Oak Ridge.
He was the son of Thomas and Violet Peacock Carrington, who are deceased. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran.
Mr. Carrington was a member of Longview Masonic Lodge in Texas. He was a Baptist.
He is survived by his wife, Loretta Poole Carrington; his daughter, Norma Carrington of Rockwood; two sons, Mark Carrington and Scott Carrington, both of Denver, Colo.; his stepdaughter, Lynn Poole of Kingston; two stepsons, David Poole of Rockwood and Michael Poole of Los Angeles, Calif.; two sisters, Doris Choate and her husband, Tommy, of Beaumont, Texas, and Becky Robeson and her husband, Cris, of El Dorado, Ark.; and two brothers, Bill Carrington and his wife, Janet, of The Woodlands, Texas, and Paul Carrington and his wife, Kristi, of Dallas, Texas.
Mr. Carrington is also survived by his mother-in-law, Mildred McCulley of Rockwood; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Elizabeth and Earl Stevenson of Tyler, Texas, Norma and David Newman of Long Beach, Calif., and Charlotte and Claude Tolliver of Knoxville; and by nine grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 24, in the chapel of Evans Mortuary in Rockwood with the Rev. Greg Kelley officiating.
Burial will follow at Roane Memorial Gardens in Rockwood.
The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday at the mortuary.
Coke Lester Potts
Retired Union Carbide employee
Coke Lester Potts, 92, of Clinton, died Sunday, Jan. 21, 2001, at NHC HealthCare in Oak Ridge.
Mr. Potts was born June 30, 1908, in Hixson, the son of William and Mary Westmoreland Potts.
He had been retired from Union Carbide Nuclear Division since 1970 and after retirement, made his home in Altoona, Fla. He returned to Tennessee in 1990.
Mr. Potts was a member of Riverview Baptist Church in Clinton and was a past governor of the Loyal Order of Moose in Oak Ridge and in Eustis, Fla. He was also a 32nd degree Mason and member of Faith Masonic Lodge No. 756 in Oak Ridge.
He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Labelle Potts; his daughters, Deborah Newton of Umatilla, Fla., Loretta Scott and her husband, Donald S. Scott, of Oak Ridge, and Charlene Phillips and her husband, Frank W. Phillips, of Clinton; his grandsons, Lester Phillips and his wife, Nancy, of Morristown, Paul Holt and Gary Scott and his wife, Linda, all of Knoxville, Neil Phillips of Clinton, David Scott and his wife, Tammy, of Old Hickory, and Kenneth Holt and his wife, Jessica, of Oak Ridge; and by his great-granddaughters, Alecia Phillips and Heather Phillips, both of Clinton, and Lauren Phillips and Alissa Phillips, both of Morristown.
His brother, Carl Potts, and three sisters, Hattie Jenson, Lola Rhoades and Willie Carver, died earlier.
A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 24, at Oak Ridge Memorial Park with the Rev. Herbert Lee officiating.
Martin Oak Ridge Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
Betty June McDougal
Mother of area residents
Betty June McDougal, 71, of Oliver Springs, died Wednesday, Jan. 20, 1999, at Briarcliff Health Care Center.
Mrs. McDougal lived in Texas for 31 years before moving to Tennessee in 1991. She had owned and operated children's day care centers in the Texas cities of Houston and Richmond as well as in Pigeon Forge.
She was born in Arkansas on Dec. 3, 1927, the daughter of James C. and Opal Parks, who are deceased.
Mrs. McDougal is survived by two daughters, Deborah Schultz and Patricia Lyons and her husband, Richard, all of Oliver Springs; her son, Johnny McDougal and his wife, Johnnie, of Knoxville; and by five grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Charlott Benefield of Sevierville was considered a special friend.
Her grandson, Donald Eugene Hoover, died earlier.
A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 23, at Solway Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Steve McDonald officiating.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight, Jan. 22, at Sharp Funeral Home in Oliver Springs.
Frank Stephen Davis
Former Oak Ridge resident
Frank Stephen Davis, 46, of Smithville, died Wednesday, Jan. 20, 1999, at Baptist DeKalb Hospital in Smithville after a long illness.
Mr. Davis was born in Oak Ridge Oct. 28, 1952, and was a 1971 graduate of Oak Ridge High School. He was the son of Oscar Albert Davis and Lucile Comer Davis, who are deceased.
He had worked as an electrician.
Mr. Davis was a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Vietnam War. He was a member of VFW Post No. 7623 in Smithville.
He was also a member of Solway Baptist Church and of the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge No. 1316. He enjoyed fishing and hunting for artifacts such as arrowheads, the family said.
Mr. Davis is survived by two sons, Eugene Michael Davis and his wife, Alison, of Knoxville, and James Stephen Davis and his wife, Stephanie, of Athens, Tenn.; two brothers, Thomas Albert Davis and his wife, Susan Kaye, of Oliver Springs, and John Edward Davis of Maryville; and his sister, Nancy Lou Davis of Knoxville.
He is also survived by his half-brother, Robert Lee Holder and his wife, Wanda, of Adolphus, Ky.; an aunt, Helen Comer of Winston-Salem, N.C.; and by several cousins, nieces and nephews.
His brother, Luther Eugene Davis, died May 25, 1970.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 23, at Anderson Memorial Gardens, Oliver Springs Highway, Clinton. The Rev. Ray Buchanan will officiate. Members of the East Tennessee Veterans Honor Guard will conduct military rites with full honors.
The family requests any memorials be in the form of donations to Solway Baptist Church, Oak Ridge Highway, Knoxville, TN 37931; or to VFW Post No. 7623, Smithville, TN 37166.
Weatherford Mortuary is handling arrangements.