Dramia M. Smith
ORNL retiree and 51-year resident
Dramia M. Smith, of Oak Ridge, died Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2004, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.
She was a longtime member of Glenwood Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 40 years, Robert B. Smith Jr.; her parents, Peter M. and Cora Mayes, of Newport; two brothers, Ben and William; and by two sisters, Helen Shaver and Hattie Lewis.
Mrs. Smith is survived by a son, Robert B. Smith III and wife, Patricia Tanner Smith, of Lebanon, Mo.; a daughter, Brenda S. Templeton and friend, Dwight L. Guy, of Franklin, N.C.; and by grandson, Steven Tanner Smith and wife, Gail Mungle Smith, of Springfield, Mo.
Earmel and Hilda Bean, Gerald and Gloria Pierce and Tom Hutton of Oak Ridge are considered very special friends and long-time caretakers.
A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, 2004, at Union Cemetery in Newport with the Rev. Earl Wilson officiating.
The family requests that any memorials be in the form of contributions to Glenwood Baptist Church Food Cupboard, 200 South Alabama Road, Oak Ridge, TN 37830.
The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday at Weatherford Mortuary.
Annie Josie Clark
Grandmother of OR residents
Annie Josie Clark, grandmother of local Oak Ridge residents, died Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2004, following a brief illness at the Buchanan County Health Center in Independence, Iowa. She was the grandmother of Curtis Miller and wife, Donna; the great-grandmother of Andrew Miller and Natasha Wright and husband, Edward; and the great-great-grandmother of Kyle Wright.
Born March 12, 1908, in Laporte, Minn., she was the daughter of Adolf and Agnes Pederson. While attending LaPorte Minnesota High School, Mrs. Clark was active in the 4-H club. She was the 4-H Minnesota State Champion Bread Baker and traveled to Chicago, Ill., to compete nationally. She traveled to Washington, D.C., as a 4-H Junior Leader, where she met and had tea in the blue room with Lou Hoover. She remained active as a 4-H adult leader while raising her children.
Mrs. Clark attended Walker Normal Teacher Training School and earned a teacher's certification. She taught school in Benedict, Minn. She married Harold Andrew Clark on May 18, 1930. The couple owned and operated the Kabekona Valley Store, in Kabekona, Minn., until her husband died in January of 1965. She continued running the store until her retirement in 1977.
According to her family, Mrs. Clark remained very active after her retirement traveling across the country visiting with her children and grandchildren, baking, knitting, reading, taking care of them when they were ill and blessing them with love and great hugs. Her family said she will be greatly missed by the many people whose lives she touched.
Her son-in-law, Thomas Leyendecker, and a grandson, also died earlier.
In addition to her grandchildren, Mrs. Clark is survived by five children, Maxine Leyendecker of Independence, Dorothy Miller and husband, Robert, of Coos Bay, Ore., Haroldine Miller and husband, Jack, of Nashville, Lyle Clark and wife, Kathy, of Independence, and Almond Clark and wife, Shalyn, of Arlington, Texas; and by 12 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson.
A memorial service will be Saturday, July 3, 2004, at the Kabekona Community Church. Burial beside her husband will follow at Evergreen Cemetery in Kabekona.
The family requests that any memorials be in the form of contributions to The Annie J. Clark Literacy Fund, LaPorte High School, LaPorte, Minn.
Reiff Funeral Home and Crematory in Independence is in charge of arrangements.
Harold Lee Pyatt
Brother of Bruce Pyatt
Harold Lee Pyatt, 49, of Powell, died Saturday, Jan. 23, 1999, at Hillcrest North Nursing Home in Knoxville after an extended illness.
Mr. Pyatt was the brother of Bruce Pyatt of Oak Ridge.
He was a former employee of Pizza Hut.
Mr. Pyatt was a member of West Emory Missionary Baptist Church in Powell.
In addition to his local brother and his brother's wife, Kathleen Pyatt, he is survived by his daughter, Lisa Banks and her husband, Ray, of Knoxville; his son, Greg Pyatt of Knoxville; grandchildren Brittany Evans, Brandon Banks, and Matthew, Paighton and Karla Pyatt; three step-grandchildren, Jennifer, Craig and David Banks; his mother, Myra V. Pyatt; and another brother, Malcom L. Pyatt and his wife, Faye, of Decatur, Ala.
His father, Joseph L. Pyatt, died earlier.
The funeral will be held at 8 tonight, Jan. 25, in the chapel of Mynatt Funeral Home, Knoxville, with the Rev. Conice Rosenbalm officiating.
A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 26, at Sherwood Memorial Gardens, Knoxville.
The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 tonight at the funeral home.
William 'Crow' Hendrickson
Former youth basketball director
William Glenn "Crow" Hendrickson, 43, of Oliver Springs, died Friday, Jan. 22, 1999, at his home of a heart attack.
Mr. Hendrickson was a past director of the basketball program for the Oliver Springs Youth Club.
He was born in Oliver Springs on Nov. 8, 1955. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War.
Before becoming disabled, Mr. Hendrickson worked as an electrician with Fluor-Daniels Corp.
He was a member of Old Clax Gap Baptist Church.
Mr. Hendrickson is survived by his wife, Cindy Hendrickson; two daughters, Rebecca Daugherty of Oliver Springs and Heather Pegal of Florida; his son, Josh Mittleider of Oliver Springs; his mother, Hannah Davis Hendrickson of Oliver Springs; three sisters, Susan Hendrickson, Lavana Lambert and her husband, Johnny, and Nancy Kerby and her husband, Bobby, all of Oliver Springs; and three brothers, Franklin Hendrickson and Mark Hendrickson and his wife, Judy, all of Oliver Springs, and Michael Hendrickson and his wife, Pam, of Murfreesboro.
He is also survived by his sister-in-law, Kenya Hendrickson of Rockwood, and several nieces and nephews.
His father, Frank Hendrickson, and another brother, James Hendrickson, died earlier.
The funeral was held Sunday, Jan. 24, in the chapel of Sharp Funeral Home in Oliver Springs. The Rev. Howard Hannah and the Rev. Gary Smith officiated.
A graveside service was to be conducted at 11 this morning, Jan. 25, at Jonesville Cemetery.
Carlton S. Coutant
Father of Charles C. Coutant
Carlton S. Coutant, 90, of Wolcott, N.Y., died Thursday, Jan. 21, 1999, at NHC HealthCare of Oak Ridge.
Mr. Coutant was the father of Charles C. Coutant of Oak Ridge, an employee of Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
He was a native of Catskill, N.Y., and the son of Katherine Sager and Charles DeWitt Coutant, who are deceased.
Mr. Coutant was a high school teacher in New York state for more than 40 years, having taught business, chemistry and general science courses in the Kendall, Lakewood, Wolcott and Canastota schools.
A 1933 graduate of Hartwick College in Oneonta, N.Y., he was a member of the school's second graduating class.
A lifelong athlete, he played basketball in high school and college and on town teams and coached basketball and served as a referee for high school basketball and football games. He enjoyed water sports, especially with his family, and was a volunteer lifeguard and an instructor with the American Red Cross.
Mr. Coutant was a member of the Masons for more than 60 years and a dedicated member of Lions Clubs in Canastota from 1947 to 1973 and in Wolcott from 1973 until the present. He was affiliated with the First Presbyterian Church of Wolcott.
In addition to his son, Mr. Coutant is survived by his daughter, Carol Sweet of Florence, Ariz.; his sister, Evelyn Pangburn of Nazareth, Pa.; five granddaughters; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
His wife, Josephine Coe Coutant, died in 1989, and his brother, Charles Z. Coutant, died in 1975.
Weatherford Mortuary handled the arrangements. A private service for the family will be held in New York at a later date.
Susie Kelley Youngblood
Mother of Tom Youngblood
Susie Marise Kelley Youngblood, 78, of Montgomery, Ala., died Friday, Jan. 22, 1999, at Baptist Medical Center in Montgomery after a very short illness.
Mrs. Youngblood was the mother of Thomas H. Youngblood Jr. of Oak Ridge.
Born on Oct. 18, 1920, she spent her early years in Pike County, Ala., near Goshen and Troy. In 1964, she moved to Montgomery and worked for many years with the Alabama Employment Service, from which she retired.
Mrs. Youngblood was a member of Lakeview Baptist Church, the St. Andrew's Scottish Society of Montgomery and the Daughters of the American Revolution.
Her family said her zest for life was unbounded, calling her an avid gardener who instilled that love in all her children. She loved to entertain, they said, adding that her parties were legendary. At the time of her death, she was writing a cookbook and writing her memoirs.
In addition to her son, Mrs. Youngblood is survived by her brother, Edward Kelley of Marion, Ill.; two daughters, Suzanne Y. Lawrence of Lenexa, Kan., and Sharon Y. Williams and her husband, Steven P. Williams, of Charlotte, N.C.; another son, J. Michael Youngblood of the home; her grandson, M. Zachary Lawrence of Kansas City, Mo.; three granddaughters, Cassie Lawrence of New York, N.Y., and Jessica E. Williams and Kelley S. Williams, both of Charlotte; and by several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Two sisters, Leila Kelley Anderson and Estelle Kelley Ramsay, and two brothers, James Harris Kelley and Thomas Edward Kelley, died earlier.
The funeral was to be held today, Jan. 25, at Leak Memory Chapel in Montgomery.
A graveside service will be held Tuesday, Jan. 26, at Elam Cemetery in Goshen, Ala.
Former hospital volunteer
Marsha Robinson, 79, of Atlanta, Ga., a former resident of Oak Ridge, died Friday, Jan. 22, 1999, in Atlanta.
Mrs. Robinson had spent more than 30 years as an active volunteer as a Gray Lady and later as a Pink Lady at the hospital in Oak Ridge.
She was a past president of the Oak Ridge Woman's Club, a past president of the Lions Club Auxiliary of Oak Ridge and an active member of the YWCA of Oak Ridge.
Mrs. Robinson had been a leader for Camp Fire girls, Brownies, Girl Scouts and Cub Scouts when her children were young. She was also director of the 40 Plus Club for more than 20 years.
She was the widow of E.S. "Rob" Robinson.
Mrs. Robinson is survived by her son, E.S. "Robbie" Robinson Jr. of Twin Falls, Idaho; two daughters, Patricia Lanter and Elizabeth Dennis, both of Atlanta; six grandchildren, Marsha Elizabeth Robinson, Christine Patricia Robinson, E. Sanford Robinson III, Matthew Robinson, Christopher Robinson Lanter and Catherine Robinson Lanter; and two great-grandchildren, Autumn Harmony Godin and Rain Robinson Godin.
She is also survived by two brothers, Bob Payne and Bill Payne; and her sister, Kay O'Dell.
Her son-in-law, Lewis Lanter, died earlier.
A graveside service was held Saturday, Jan. 23, at Oak Ridge Memorial Park with the Rev. Dwyn Mounger officiating.
McCarty-Martin Oak Ridge Funeral Home handled arrangements.