Mildred Lamb Beene
Sister of Evelyn Martin
Mildred Lamb Beene, 92, of Jacksonville, Fla., died Tuesday, Jan. 19, 1999, at St. Luke's Hospital in Jacksonville.
Mrs. Beene was the sister of Evelyn Lamb Martin of Oak Ridge.
She was a native of Chattanooga and a charter member of Ridgedale Baptist Church. She was also a member of the China Painters Guild.
She was the widow of John Francis Beene.
In addition to her local sister, Mrs. Beene is survived by her son, Joe Francis Beene of Fairfax, Va.; her daughter, Diane Beene Luker of Jacksonville; another sister, Betty Lamb Acton of Miami, Fla.; four grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
A graveside service was held Saturday morning, Jan. 23, at Hamilton Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Chattanooga with the Rev. Bill Owens officiating.
The family requests any memorials be in the form of donations to the Scholarship Fund at Ridgedale Baptist Church, 1831 Hickory Valley Road, Chattanooga, TN 37421.
Chattanooga Funeral Home, North Chapel, handled arrangements.
Willie Mae Mitchell
Retired from Union Carbide
Willie Mae Mitchell, 73, of Oak Ridge, died Friday, Jan. 22, 1999, at Fort Sanders Parkwest Medical Center in Knoxville.
Mrs. Mitchell had retired from Union Carbide Nuclear Division after 20 years in the Biology Division of Oak Ridge National Laboratory. She had earlier worked for the Oak Ridge Hospital and for Southern Bell Telephone Co.
She was born in Springfield on May 3, 1925, the daughter of Spencer and Elizabeth Gordon, who are deceased. She was an honors graduate of Bransford High School in Springfield.
Mrs. Mitchell was an active member of St. John Methodist Church in Springfield until she moved to Oak Ridge in 1943.
She and her husband, Pleas "Pine Top" Mitchell, who survives her, were married on Feb. 6, 1946.
Her family said she had been a faithful member of Mount Zion Baptist Church for more than 40 years until her health began to fail. She had been a Sunday school teacher and a clerk at the church for many years. Her family described her as always friendly and said her husband affectionately called her "Hoss."
In addition to her husband, Mrs. Mitchell is survived by her brother, the Rev. Gill H. Gordon and his wife, of Nashville; her sister, Gladys Singleton of Philadelphia, Pa.; her sister-in-law, Janice Mitchell Webb of Leeds, Ala.; and by many nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.
The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 27, at Mount Zion Baptist Church with the Rev. T.L. Mims officiating.
Burial will be at Oak Ridge Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at the church.
Weatherford Mortuary is handling arrangements.
Daisy Waldroup Davis
Fairview Baptist member
Daisy Pearl Waldroup Davis, 95, of Heiskell, died Sunday, Jan. 24, 1999, at Fort Sanders Parkwest Medical Center in Knoxville.
Mrs. Davis was a member of Fairview Freewill Baptist Church of Heiskell for 61 years.
She was the daughter of Jasper and Mary Taylor Waldroup, who are deceased. She was the widow of John Otto Davis.
Mrs. Davis loved quilting and traveling, her family said.
She is survived by two daughters, Ramona Rutherford and her husband, Kyle, of Halls, and Wilma Humphrey and her husband, Calvin, of Heiskell; her son, Lawrence Davis and his wife, Lou, of Clinton; her half-sister, Edith Pace of Sun City, Fla.; and by eight grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
A daughter, Wanda Lee Davis, died earlier.
The funeral will be held at 8:30 tonight, Jan. 25, in the chapel of Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton with the Rev. Glen Hall officiating.
A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 26, at Fairview Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery in Heiskell.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 tonight at the funeral home.
Johnie 'Pid' Parker
Retired AEC electrician
Johnie Ralph "Pid" Parker, 85, of Charlotte, N.C., died Saturday, Jan. 23, 1999, at his home after a long period of declining health.
Mr. Parker, an electrician, retired in 1978 from the Atomic Energy Commission in Oak Ridge. After retirement, he and his wife, Dorothy Mae Sears Parker, who survives him, moved to Charlotte and traveled with the Wally Byrum Airstream Association and the Charlotte Mecklenbugs.
He was born in Wilkes County, N.C., on March 11, 1913, the son of David C. and Halie Tevepaugh Parker, who are deceased. He was educated in Stony Point schools in North Carolina.
He and his wife were married in 1933.
Before his employment at AEC, he worked in theater management in Taylorsville and Sparta, N.C., and during World War II worked in the shipyard in Washington, D.C.
Mr. Parker was a member of the Charles M. Setzer Masonic Lodge No. 693, the Oasis Temple of the Shrine and Bethlehem Chapter No. 257 of the Order of Eastern Star. He was also a member of Pritchard Memorial Baptist Church and a member of the Good Fellowship Sunday school class.
In addition to his wife of 66 years, he is survived by two daughters, Nancy P. Elder and her husband, Cy, of Charlotte, and Jean P. Durden and her husband, Ellison, of Riverdale, Ga.; and his son, William Lanny Parker and his wife, Anita, of Hickory, N.C.
Mr. Parker is also survived by six grandchildren, Cynthia W. Anderson of Oak Ridge, Tamara D. Parker of Pineville, N.C., Renee M. Taylor of Fayetteville, Ga., William Chad Parker of Hickory, N.C., and Kevin E. Elder and Michael D. Elder, both of Charlotte; and three great-grandchildren, Arielle N. Parker, Brittany L. Taylor and Colby L. Taylor.
His daughter, Jo Ann P. Walker, and his brother, Frank Parker, died earlier.
The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 26, in the chapel of Hankins & Whittington Funeral Home, 1111 East Blvd., Charlotte, N.C. The Rev. Stan Heiser will officiate.
A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Taylorsville Cemetery in Taylorsville, N.C., with the Rev. Stanley Spence officiating.
The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8:30 tonight, Jan. 25, at the funeral home, and again for 30 minutes prior to the service at the graveside.
The family requests any memorials be in the form of donations to the Building Fund at Pritchard Memorial Baptist Church, 1117 South Blvd., Charlotte, NC 28203.
Elizabeth C. Collins
Oliver Springs resident
Elizabeth C. Collins, 76, of 190 Joel Road, Oliver Springs, died Friday, Jan. 22, 1999, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.
Mrs. Collins is survived by her husband, Bill Collins; three sons, Lamar Hardin and his wife, Diane, of Oliver Springs, Jerry Archer and his wife, Joyce, of Clinton, and David Collins and his wife, Vicki, of the Dyllis community; and five daughters, Sandra Dmetriev and her husband, Val, of Washburn, Sheena Collins of Augusta, S.C., Linda Meltcher and her husband, Calvin, of Augusta, Ga., Josephine Epps and her husband, Chris, of Sparta, Ga., and Cheryl Collins of Austin, Texas.
She is also survived by her sister, Gladys Carpenter of Oliver Springs; and her brother, Harold Carpenter and his wife, Joan, of Oak Ridge.
The funeral was held Sunday, Jan. 24, at Oliver Springs United Methodist Church with the Rev. Ed Nelson officiating.
Burial followed at Anderson Memorial Gardens in Clinton.
The family requests any memorials be in the form of donations to the Women's Fund at Oliver Springs United Methodist Church, 513 E. Tri-County Blvd., Oliver Springs, TN 37840.
Oliver Springs Mortuary handled arrangements.
Edmund Carmack Armstrong
Retired ORHS teacher
Edmund Carmack Armstrong Sr., 92, of Oak Ridge, died Thursday, Jan. 21, 1999, at Briarcliff Health Care Center.
Mr. Armstrong was retired from the Oak Ridge schools. He had been a teacher at Oak Ridge High School and also worked with the Oak Ridge school administration office.
He was born in Savnnah on June 25, 1906, the son of William and Lula Morris Armstrong.
He was a member of First United Methodist Church.
Mr. Armstrong is survived by his wife, Josie Mae Armstrong; his son, Edmund Carmack Armstrong Jr. of Alexandria, Va.; and his sister, Eleanor Arden and her husband, Dave, of Pennsylvania.
The funeral was to be held at 2 this afternoon, Jan. 25, in the chapel of Weatherford Mortuary with the Rev. Kenneth Henderlight officiating.
Burial was to follow at Oak Ridge Memorial Park.
James E. Lay
Former Kingston resident
James E. "Jim" Lay, 49, of Knoxville, formerly of Kingston, died this morning, Jan. 26, 1999, at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center in Knoxville.
Mr. Lay is survived by his wife, Lonnie Lay; two sons, Nigel Lay and Jeremy Cosgrove, both of Oak Ridge; his mother and stepfather, Ann and Tom Cordle of Kingston; his stepson, Matt; two sisters, Jill Lay Duncan of Gastonia, N.C., and Nancy Karen Mayton of Kingston; and three brothers, Hargis Proffitt of Kentucky, Vic Proffitt of Ohio, and Ray Lester of Virginia.
The funeral will be at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 27, in the chapel of Kyker Funeral Home in Kingston.
A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 28, at Calvary Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.