Hollis Edgar Holt
Oak Ridge resident
Hollis Edgar Holt, 86, of Oak Ridge, died Tuesday, Jan. 26, 1999, at Briarcliff Health Care Center.
Mr. Holt is survived by three sons, Charles Holt of Oak Ridge, John Holt and his wife, Beverly, of Radford, Va., and Tom Holt and his wife, Meredith, of St. Paul, Minn.
The funeral will be held at 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 28, in the chapel of Weatherford Mortuary with the Rev. Charles Clark officiating.
A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 29, at Oak Ridge Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the mortuary.
Carson K. Todd
Mount Pisgah Baptist member
Carson K. Todd, 83, of Oliver Springs, died Saturday, Jan. 26, 2002, at Harriman Health Care and Rehabilitation Center.
Born Oct. 31, 1918, in Clarkrange, he was the son of Bruner and Verna Keys Todd. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.
Mr. Todd worked at Walls and Coker for 17 years and retired from the service department of Powell-Clinch Utilities.
He had lived in Oliver Springs since 1941 and was a member of Mount Pisgah Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Helen Adkisson Todd; his son, Donald Gene Todd of Oliver Springs; two grandsons, Keith Todd of Greeneville and Mike Todd and his wife, Michelle, of Harriman; a sister, Nina Hall of Crossville; and a brother, Herman Todd and his wife, Dorothy, of Harriman.
Mr. Todd is also survived by his sister-in-law, Evelyn Walls and her husband, Jack D. Walls, of Oliver Springs; several nieces and nephews, including Debbi Edwards and Darlene Jackson and her husband, Brian, all of Oliver Springs, and Wilma Coker and her husband, Howard, of Rockwood; and a grandniece he considered special, Crystal Jackson.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Pricilla Dean Todd.
The funeral will be held at 8:30 tonight, Jan. 28, in the chapel of Sharp Funeral Home in Oliver Springs with the Rev. Garvan Walls officiating.
A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29, at Mount Pisgah Baptist Church Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8:30 tonight at the funeral home.
Mary Alice Martin
Resident of Clinton
Mary Alice Martin, 72, of Clinton, died Friday, Jan. 24, 2003, at St. Mary's Medical Center in Knoxville.
She was a member of Mount Harmony Baptist Church on Strawberry Plains Pike.
She was the widow of John M. Martin Jr.
Mrs. Martin is survived by her children, Gerald M. Martin, Gary T. Martin and his wife, Barbara, and Gail M. Fulwider and her husband, Chris, all of Knoxville, and Genny Blevins and her husband, Kevin, of Lenoir City; her grandchildren, Kristy Jardet and her husband, Chris, William Monroe Martin, Beccah Lynn Blevins and Bailey Lane Blevins; her brother, Morgan Guffey and his wife, Betty, of Gastonia, N.C.; her sister, Helen Holbrook, of Franklin, N.C.; and several nieces, nephews and other family members.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, Charles Eugene Guffey and Eva L. Dillard Guffey.
The funeral was held at 8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 27, at Woodhaven Funeral Home in Claxton. The Rev. Stephen Defur officiated.
Family and friends were to meet at 1:45 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28, at Woodhaven Memory Gardens in Claxton for a graveside service that was to start at 2 p.m.
James E. 'Jim' Selle
Former Oak Ridge National Lab employee
James E. "Jim" Selle, who lived in Oak Ridge from 1974 to 1980, died Thursday, Jan. 16, 2003, at his home in Westminster, Colo., as a result of mesothelioma, cancer of the lining of the lung.
He was born Sept. 1, 1931, in Waukesha, Wis. He obtained his master's degree in metallurgy from the University of Wisconsin at Madison in 1956, and his doctorate in materials science from the University of Cincinnati in 1967 while working at the Mound Lab in Miamisburg, Ohio.
He worked for General Motors in Detroit, Mich., from 1956 to 1958, for Dayton Malleable Iron in Dayton, Ohio, from 1958 to 1959, for Monsanto Mound Laboratories in Miamisburg from 1959 to 1974, at Oak Ridge National Laboratory from 1974 to 1980 and for EG&G Rocky Flats in Denver, Colo., from 1980 to 1995.
After retiring, Dr. Selle became a consultant at Rocky Flats and also taught materials courses in the mechanical engineering department of the University of Colorado at Denver. During the course of his career, he received numerous professional awards.
He was inducted as an Eagle Scout in 1947, and continued to enjoy nature as a hiker, camper, birdwatcher and skier. He was also a history buff, a woodcarver and a sculptor of wood, bronze and marble.
While living in Oak Ridge, he served on the board of the Oak Ridge Art Center.
Dr. Selle is survived by his wife, Eleanor Selle; his daughter, Marj Selle of Denver; his granddaughter, Raechel Kimsey of Denver; and his brother, Richard Selle of Menomonee Falls, Wis.
A memorial service was conducted Saturday, Jan. 18, at Rundus Funeral Home in Broomfield, Colo.
The family requests that any memorials be in the form of gifts to the Marble Institute of Colorado, P.O. Box 481743, Denver, CO 80248-1743, or call (303) 297-1429.
Dorothy Sears Parker
Grandmother of Cynthia W. Smith
Dorothy Sears Parker, 90, died Sunday, Jan. 26, 2003, at her home in Charlotte, N.C., following a long illness.
Born Jan. 3, 1913, in Taylorsville, N.C., she was the daughter of W.D. Sears and Naomi Teague Sears, who are deceased.
She was the widow of Johnie R. Parker.
Mrs. Parker was a member of Pritchard Memorial Baptist Church and Mispah Chapter No. 36 of the Order of the Eastern Star.
Her family described her as a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, and said that to know her was to love her.
Mrs. Parker is survived by her daughters, Nancy P. Elder and her husband, Cy, of Charlotte, and Jean P. Durden and her husband, Ellison, of Fayetteville, Ga.; her son, William Lanny Parker and his wife, Anita, of Hickory, N.C.; her granddaughters, Cynthia W. Smith and her husband, Scott, of Oak Ridge, Tamara D. Parker of Charlotte, and Renee M. Taylor and her husband, Kevin, of Fayetteville, Ga.; her grandsons, William Chad Parker and his wife, Kim, of Hickory, and Kevin E. Elder and his wife, Tiffany, and Michael D. Elder and his wife, Stacey, all of Charlotte; four great-grandchildren, Arielle N. Parker, Brittany L. Taylor, Colby L. Taylor and Garrett T. Elder; and four step-grandchildren and five step-great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband and her parents, she was preceded in death by another daughter, JoAnn P. Walker, and three brothers, Marshall Sears, Frank Sears and William D. Sears.
The family wishes to extend heartfelt thanks to all the caregivers who helped over the years.
The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29, at Hankins & Whittington-Dilworth Chapel in Charlotte, N.C. The Rev. Stan Heiser will officiate.
A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Taylorsville Cemetery in Taylorsville, N.C.
Pallbearers will be Kevin Elder, Chad Parker, Michael Elder, Jim Bowlin, Scott Smith and Kevin Taylor.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
The family requests that any memorials be in the form of gifts to Hospice at Charlotte, 1420 E. 7th Street, Charlotte, NC 28204; or to the Alzheimer's Association, Southern Piedmont Chapter, 3800 Shamrock Drive, Box 999, Charlotte, NC 28215.
Margaret Leib Matthews
Aunt of H.L. Holsopple
Margaret Leib Matthews, 101, of Kennett Square, Pa., died Saturday, Jan. 23, 1999, in Kennett Square.
Mrs. Matthews was the aunt of H.L. Holsopple of Oak Ridge. She had been a frequent visitor to Oak Ridge while her sister, Jean Holsopple, lived here during World War II.
She was born in Baltimore, Md., on March 27, 1897. She was the widow of Norris W. Matthews.
Mrs. Matthews was a member of a Quaker congregation and a longtime activist for Quaker causes, the family said. She was an avid historian and former librarian at St. John's College in Maryland.
In addition to her nephew, she is survived by several nieces, Betsy Baxter of Bethany Beach, Del., Eleanor Hileman of Hockessin, Del., Shelley Morris of Philadelphia, Pa., Elizabeth Phillips of Seattle, Wash., and Margaret Heaton of Houston, Texas.
A private burial will be held in Baltimore.
Carter Evans Bolden
Retired miner, electrician
Carter Evans Bolden, 78, of Oliver Springs, died Tuesday, Jan. 26, 1999, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.
Mr. Bolden was retired as a miner and as an electrician. He was a member of the United Mine Workers of America and of the International Brotherhood of Electricial Workers.
He was born in Roane County on Nov. 7, 1921, the son of Noah and Ollie Bolden. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
Mr. Bolden was a member of Oliver Springs Masonic Lodge No. 536, F&AM, and a member of Tuppertown Baptist Church.
He is survived by his daughter, Linda Parker and her husband, Dale, of Oliver Springs; three sons, Jimmy Ray Bolden Sr. of Oak Ridge, Michael S. Bolden and his wife, Katherine, and James Carl Bolden and his wife, Amanda, all of Oliver Springs; his sister, Margaret Greene of Oliver Springs; and two brothers, Robert Bolden and Lonnie Bolden, both of Oliver Springs.
Mr. Bolden is also survived by 11 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, his wife, Myrtle Bolden, and a son, Richard Dennis Bolden, died earlier.
The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 29, at Tuppertown Baptist Church with the Rev. Ralph Wilson, the Rev. Robert Rose and the Rev. Bryson Pride officiating.
Burial will follow at Anderson Memorial Gardens, Oliver Springs Highway, Clinton.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight, Jan. 28, at Sharp Funeral Home in Oliver Springs.