Fay Ellis Heacker
Former Oak Ridge resident
Fay Ellis Heacker, 80, of Norfolk, Va., died Friday, Jan. 21, 2000, at Lake Taylor Hospital in Norfolk.
Mrs. Heacker was a former resident of Oak Ridge and a member of Central Baptist Church here. She was a homemaker.
Born Aug. 11, 1919, in Robbins, Tenn., she was the daughter of Merida and Rainey Ellis.
She was the widow of Herman Everett Heacker Jr.
Mrs. Heacker is survived by three daughters, Dora Marmon of Oak Ridge, Nora McFadden and her husband, Glennon, of St. Louis, Mo., and Janet Fish and her husband, Edward, of Norfolk; her son, Herman Everett Heacker III and his wife, Judy, of Lookout Mountain, Ga.; her sister, Orangie Jean Craig of Oliver Springs; and by 11 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
Three brothers, Clarence Ellis, Paul Ellis and Virgil Ellis, another sister, Arbie Ellis Anderson, and four brothers-in-law and a sister-in-law died earlier.
The funeral was to be held at 10 this morning, Jan. 24, in the chapel of Sharp Funeral Home in Oliver Springs with the Rev. Kenneth Brown officiating.
A graveside service was to be held at noon today at Lynnhurst Cemetery in Knoxville.
Shirley Johnson Quillen
Former Oak Ridge resident
Shirley Opal Johnson Quillen, 61, of Lenoir City, died Sunday afternoon, Jan. 23, 2000, at the University of Tennessee Medical Center at Knoxville.
Mrs. Quillen and her husband, Gene W. Quillen, who survives her, were former residents of Oak Ridge.
She was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church in Lenoir City.
In earlier years, she had worked as a seamstress at Wilson Sporting Goods in Cookeville.
She was the daughter of Bill Johnson and Catherine Halfacre Johnson, who are deceased.
In addition to her husband of 15 years, Mrs. Quillen is survived by four stepdaughters, Betsy Bridges and her husband, Bobby, of Oak Ridge, Teresa Petty and her husband, Don, of Lenoir City, Rowan Murray and her husband, V.J., of Oliver Springs and Karen Riddle and her husband, Michael, of Knoxville.
She is also survived by four sisters, Avannah Mills and Birdie Stout, both of Baxter, and Ruth Tippin and Christine Webb, both of Cookeville; her brother, Troy B. Johnson of Baxter; and by six grandsons, three granddaughters and several nieces and nephews.
Another brother, Donald Eugene Johnson, died earlier.
The funeral will be held at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 25, in the chapel of Click Funeral Home in Lenoir City with the Rev. Eddie Chasteen officiating.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 26, at Hickory Valley Cemetery in Lenoir City.
The family requests any memorials be in the form of donations to the Building Fund at Fellowship Baptist Church, 4900 Harrison Road, Lenoir City, TN 37771.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:45 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Bobby Gene Isbell
Christian Outreach member
Bobby Gene Isbell, 67, of Knoxville, died Sunday, Jan. 23, 2000, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.
Mr. Isbell was a member of the Christian Outreach Assembly of God in Oak Ridge.
He was born in Carlisle, Ark., on Aug. 27, 1932, the son of Roy and Susan Gayhart Isbell, who are deceased. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran.
Mr. Isbell was a retired skilled tradesman journeyman with Ford Motor Co. in Wixom, Mich.
He is survived by his wife, Betty Isbell; three daughters, Patricia Isbell of Knoxville, Debra Praschan and her husband, Gene, of Milford, Mich., and Susan Darden and her husband, Michael, of Clinton; two sons, Michael Isbell of Chattanooga and Robert Isbell and his wife, Helen, of Cleveland, Tenn.; his sister, Wilma Perciful of Gaylord, Mich.; four brothers, Bill Isbell of Coleman, Ala., Jim Isbell of Detroit, Mich., Jerry Isbell of Brighton, Mich., and Richard Isbell of Milford; and by 11 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Another son, Steven Michael Isbell, died earlier.
The funeral will be held at 8 tonight, Jan. 25, in the chapel of Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton with the Rev. Archer Corder officiating.
A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 28, at White Chapel Cemetery in Troy, Mich. Visitation there will take place from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday at the cemetery.
Locally, the family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home.
Willie G. Hoskins
Frost Bottom Baptist member
Willie G. Hoskins, 94, of Oliver Springs, died Thursday, Jan. 24, 2002, at Lake City Health Care Center in Lake City.
Born March 17, 1907, in Anderson County, she was the daughter of John and Sarah Elizabeth Lowe Hoskins.
Ms. Hoskins was a member of Frost Bottom Missionary Baptist Church. She had enjoyed gardening, canning and quilting for years.
She is survived by several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, Ms. Hoskins was preceded in death by four brothers, Joe Hoskins, Sam Hoskins, Hugh Hoskins and Albert Hoskins, and six sisters, Annie Lively, Tilda Hoskins, Roxie Hoskins, Francis Hoskins, Bertha Russell and Goldie Seiber.
The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, in the chapel of Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton.
Burial will follow at Butler Cemetery in Oliver Springs. Ms. Hoskins' nephews will serve as pallbearers.
The family will receive friends from noon to 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Virgie I. Patterson
Former Oliver Springs resident
Virgie I. Patterson, 77, of Pittsburgh, Pa., died Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2002, in Pittsburgh.
Born Jan. 8, 1925, in the Windrock community of Anderson County, she was the daughter of Ottie and Leona Carter Patterson, who are deceased. Ms. Patterson moved from Oliver Springs to Knoxville in 1993. She had lived in Pittsburgh for the past two years.
She was a member of Three Rivers Grace Community Church in Pittsburgh and she was a former member of Beech Park Baptist Church in Oliver Springs and of West Haven Baptist Church in Knoxville.
Ms. Patterson was retired from the former Kayser-Roth Corp. in Harriman.
She is survived by her niece, Carla McGhee and her husband, the Rev. Tim McGhee, of Pittsburgh; her nephew, Rick Silvis and his wife, Sheila, of Birmingham, Ala.; two grandnephews, Chris Silvis and Kevin Silvis; two grandnieces, Hannah McGhee and Micah McGhee; her sister, Mary Stubbs of Oak Ridge; three brothers, Lonzie Patterson of Powell, Jimmy Patterson of Knoxville and Buford Patterson of Lake City, Fla.; and several other nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.
In addition to her parents, Ms. Patterson was preceded in death by another brother, Ottie Patterson Jr., and another sister, Margie Ledbetter.
The funeral will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 28, at Beech Park Baptist Church in Oliver Springs. The Rev. Gary Smith and the Rev. Tim McGhee will officiate.
The family requests that any memorials be in the form of donations to Three Rivers Grace Community Church, 292 Colonial Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15216.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday at the church.
Sharp Funeral Home in Oliver Springs is handling the arrangements.
Samuel T. Gallagher
Brother of Helen Sharpe
Samuel T. Gallagher, 86, of Corbin, Ky., died Thursday, Jan. 17, 2002, at Baptist Regional Medical Center in Corbin.
Mr. Gallagher is survived by his wife of 62 years, Berneda Yeary Gallagher; three sisters, Helen Sharpe of Oak Ridge, Isabelle Ayers of Gainesville, Fla., and Margaret Carter of Richmond, Ky.; a brother, George Gallagher of Incline Village, Nev.; and many nieces and nephews.
A funeral Mass was celebrated Saturday, Jan. 19, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Corbin.
Burial followed at Pine Hill Cemetery in Corbin.
O'Neil Funeral Home in Corbin handled the arrangements.
Kosta Kostadin Kostadinov
Oak Ridge resident
Kosta Kostadin Kostadinov, 64, of Oak Ridge, died Saturday, Jan. 10, 2004.
He was born April 22, 1939, in Sofia, Bulgaria. He was a former professional hockey player, and was a master carpenter for 30 years.
His family said above all he was a father and grandfather. According to his family, Mr. Kostadinov raised his daughter as a single father and loved his family fiercely. He was also helping raise his grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Nadedja and Kostadin Ivanov, and by his wife, Susan Elizabeth Kostadinov, who died in 1990.
Mr. Kostadinov is survived by his daughter, Cynthia Marie Anne Rigdon, and by his grandson, Dylan Thomas Kostadinov and his granddaughter, Charlotte Eliza Marie Rigdon, all of Oak Ridge.
A memorial service in his honor will be at 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, 2004, at Heritage Fellowship Church presented by Lyle L. Swartzel. The family said blue jeans or other casual attire will be appropriate for the service.
The family requests that any memorials be in the form of contributions to help with costs to The Kostadinov Fund, 285 East Drive, Oak Ridge, TN 37830.