Retired registered nurse
Edna Elizabeth Snowden, 81, of Oak Ridge, died Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2001, at NHC HealthCare of Oak Ridge.
Born Nov. 2, 1919, in Stonega, Va., she was the daughter of Frank Daniel and Minnie Scott Howard. She came to Oak Ridge in 1945 with her husband, James D. Snowden, who died in 1975.
Mrs. Snowden was a registered nurse and a graduate of Greeneville Sanitarium and Hospital in Greeneville. She worked as a nurse at Oak Ridge Hospital from 1945 until 1966, for many of those years in the Emergency Department.
In 1966 she went to work in the Student Health Department at the University of Tennessee. She worked there and in the Emergency Department at the University of Tennessee Medical Center at Knoxville until her retirement in 1986.
Mrs. Snowden was a member of Kern Memorial United Methodist Church and a past president of the Kernels, a senior group at the church.
She was a member of the Retired Nurses Association in Oak Ridge and a former member of the Oak Ridge Altrusa Club.
Mrs. Snowden is survived by her daughters, Nancy Carol Snowden of Jacksonville, Fla., and Linda Snowden Forrester and her husband, Larry E. Forrester, of Marietta, Ga.; her grandson, John Kevin Forrester and his wife, Lynn Forrester, of Suwanee, Ga.; her granddaughter, Melissa Forrester Alvarez and her husband, Joseph Carew Alvarez IV of Signal Mountain; and her great-grandchildren, John Henry Forrester, Ike Elijah Forrester, Caroline Braden Alvarez, Joseph Carew Alvarez V, her namesake Elizabeth Reagan Alvarez and William Forrester Alvarez.
Survivors also include her sisters, Emily Daniels and her husband, Millege Daniels, and Hazelene Tilson and her husband, Homer Tilson, all of Kingsport, Carol Jervis and her husband, Jim Jervis, of Andover, Va., and Nancy Mercer of Big Stone Gap, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.
Jean Mooney was considered a dear friend.
A brother, Daniel Howard, and two other sisters, Helen Clevenger and Eva Reece, are deceased.
A graveside service will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 3, at Oak Ridge Memorial Park. The Rev. E.C. Vestal will officiate.
The family requests that any memorials be in the form of gifts to the Building Fund at Kern Memorial United Methodist Church, 451 E. Tennessee Ave., Oak Ridge, TN 37830.
The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday at Martin Oak Ridge Funeral Home.
Thomas W. 'TW' Silvey
Retired carpenter; Fellowship Baptist Church member
Thomas W. "TW" Silvey, 77, of Coalfield, died Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2001, at Life Care Center of Morgan County.
Born Feb. 17, 1923, in the Wheat community of Roane County, he was the son of William Robert Silvey and Dorothy Lee Williams Silvey, who are deceased.
Mr. Silvey was a retired carpenter. He had lived in Coalfield since 1943 and was a member of the Fellowship Baptist Church in Wartburg.
After Mr. Silvey died, his family said, one of his grandchildren explained to another grandchild, "Jesus came to take Papaw to Heaven."
He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Margaret Jones Silvey; his son, Michael W. Silvey and his wife, Deborah, of Coalfield; and his daughters, Becky Nabors and her husband, John, of Wartburg, Shelia Beasley and her husband, Scot, of Lancing, Pamela Brooks and her husband, Jay, of Cheraw, S.C., and Nancy Adkisson and her husband, Michael, of Coalfield.
Mr. Silvey is also survived by his grandchildren, Keala Nabors, Kathryn Nabors, Tony Silvey, Kristina Silvey, Matthew W. Silvey, Douglas Beasley, Noah Beasley, Justin Brooks, Jessica Brooks and Jinna Brooks and extended grandchildren Sarah Wing and William Wing; and three sisters, Irma Lee, Alma Fay and Roberta.
In addition to his parents, a brother, Wesley Silvey, died earlier.
The funeral will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 3, in the chapel of Sharp Funeral Home in Oliver Springs. The Rev. Mack Smith and Pastor Bill Durham will officiate.
Burial will follow at the Estes Cemetery in Coalfield.
The family will receive friends from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Lois Eileen Niswander
Owner and operator of Lois's Beauty Shop
Lois Eileen Niswander, 84, of Oliver Springs, died Saturday, Jan. 31, 2004, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.
She was a native of Cleveland, Va., and lived in Oliver Springs since 1960. She was owner and operator of Lois's Beauty Shop in Oliver Springs for many years.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John Carl Niswander; her parents, Utah Counts and Nancy Artrip Counts; two brothers, Woodrow Counts and Jack Counts; and by a sister, Gladys Counts.
Mrs. Niswander is survived by her daughter, Julia Musolf and husband, Mark, of Rockwood; her son, John Carl Niswander of Oliver Springs; and by a sister, Betty Jessee of Richmond, Va.
A graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2004, at Anderson Memorial Gardens on the Oliver Springs Highway in Clinton with the Rev. Keith Price officiating.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 2, at Sharp Funeral Home in Oliver Springs.
Rebecca Ellen Ellis Meade
Rebecca Ellen Ellis Meade, of Kingston, died Saturday, Jan. 31, 2004, at Roane Medical Center.
Mrs. Meade was a Baptist and a member of New Midway Baptist Church. She was retired from Harriman Hospital, where she worked as a nurse for many years.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Jay C. and Martha "Mattie" Franklin Ellis, and by her husband, L.A. Meade.
Mrs. Meade is survived by two sons, D.W. Harris and wife, Clarice, and David Meade and special friend, Jacquelyn Keylon, all of Kingston; her daughter, Vikki Hatfield and husband, Ray, of Kingston; six grandchildren, Jennifer Hatfield, Raylene Edwards and husband, Mike, Byron Hatfield, Tish Osborne and husband, Kerry, and Tyler Gregory, all of Kingston, and Theron Hatfield and wife, Ruth, of Boston, Mass.; two great-grandchildren, Aubrey Danielle Osborne and Jesse Edwards, both of Kingston; and by a special niece, Billie Womack, of Oak Ridge.
The family said they would like to thank the staff at Roane Medical Center for the special care of their mother, as well as a special thanks to Pat Redman.
The funeral will be at 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 2, 2004, at Midtown Funeral Chapel on Roane State Highway in Harriman with the Rev. Wayne Provience officiating.
Burial will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3, at Kingston Memorial Gardens on North Gateway Avenue in Kingston.
The family requests that any memorials be in the form of contributions to the American Cancer Society, 871 North Weisgarber Road, Knoxville, TN 37909, the Humane Society of Roane County, 433 Shady Lane, Kingston, TN 37763, or to a charity of the donor's choice.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Elden Logan Carter
Retired DOE accountant
Elden Logan Carter, 68, Kingston, died Saturday, Feb. 1, 2003, at Fort Sanders Parkwest Medical Center in Knoxville.
Born May 13, 1934, in Greeneville, he was the son of Roy and Etta Logan Carter.
He worked as an accountant with the U.S. Department of Energy for 30 years and with Analysas Corp. for five years. He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Oak Ridge and of the National Association of Federal Employees. He also enjoyed golf, bridge and traveling.
He is survived by his wife, Penelope Ross Carter of Knoxville; daughters Darcy Harper, her husband, Jimmy, of Atlanta, Ga., and their children, Tyler, Ansley and Elise, and Lisa Marie Garland and her husband, Ryan, of New York, N.Y.; and sister Beulah Carter Gass and her husband, Rex, of Oak Ridge.
He was preceded in death by his parents and by a brother, Jay Marcus Carter, Jan. 23, 1993.
A graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4, at Carter Station Cemetery in Albany, Tenn. The Rev. Mark Flynn will officiate. Pallbearers will be Bill Bowers, Rex R. Gass, Jimmy Harper, Jim McInerney, Tim Rasnak, Ryan Garland and Ralph Aurin.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 3, at Weatherford Mortuary.
The family asks that memorials be made to the Alzheimer's Association, Eastern Tennessee Chapter, 600 Henley St., Suite 50, Knoxville, TN 37902.
Norma Harkins Mills
Norma Harkins Mills, 73, of Oak Ridge, died Thursday, Jan. 30, 2003, at Briarcliff Health Care Center, where she had been a resident for two months.
Born May 18, 1929, in Syracuse, N.Y., she was the daughter of Russell McAfee Harkins and Lula Belle Ryan Harkins, both now deceased.
Mrs. Mills graduated from General Hospital School of Nursing of Syracuse in 1951 and worked in the labor and delivery units at several hospitals.
She was the widow of Dr. John William Mills, who died May 10, 1986.
She and her husband lived in Elmira, N.Y., for many years and raised their family there.
She had been active with the PTA, the Seneca Power Squadron, the Girl Scouts as a leader, and in boating, golfing and sewing. Ten years ago, she moved to Oak Ridge to be near her children.
Mrs. Mills is survived by her sons, William Mills and his wife, Mary, of Oak Ridge, and Wesley Mills and his wife, Gretchen, of Victor, N.Y.; daughters Linda Montierth and her husband, Don, of Oak Ridge, and Leslie Lane and her husband, Michael, of Baldwinsville, N.Y.; sisters-in-law Helen Harkins of Auburn, N.Y. and Louise Harkins of Baldwinsville; and 13 grandchildren: Daniel Brooks of Knoxville, Evan Brooks, John Mills, Bryan Mills, Eric Montierth, Andy Montierth, Stephen Montierth, Sarah Montierth and Megan Montierth, all of Oak Ridge, Chris Lane and Sam Lane, both of Baldwinsville, and Jeffrey Mills and Christy Mills, both of Victor.
The funeral will be at 3 p.m. Monday, Feb. 3, at Falardeau Funeral Home in Baldwinsville. Burial will follow at Riverview Cemetery in Baldwinsville.
The family was to receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m. Monday at the funeral home in Baldwinsville.
The family asks that any memorials be in the form of contributions to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 672648, Marietta, GA 30006.
Weatherford Mortuary handled local arrangements.
Thomas Francis Tupper
Retired from Oak Ridge Associated Universities
Thomas Francis Tupper, 77, of Clinton, died Thursday, Jan. 30, 2003, at Methodist Medical Center in Oak Ridge.
Born Sept. 13, 1925, in Anderson County, he was the son of Hugh Martin and Emmily Lou Jackson Tupper, both now deceased.
He was a member of St. Mark's United Methodist Church in Clinton. He retired from Oak Ridge Associated Universities after 24 years as a receiving specialist and was a member of the Oak Ridge Associated Universities retirees group. He had also worked 19 years for Hoskins Drug Stores in Clinton.
His family described him as an avid reader and a great mechanic who enjoyed gardening and loved collecting pocketknives.
Mr. Tupper is survived by his wife of 47 1/2 years, Lula Bruce Tupper; son Thomas B. Tupper and his wife, Susan, of Clinton; grandchildren Leean Renee Tupper, Emmily Sarah Lou Tupper, Kevin Bruce Tupper, Holly Marie Tupper and James Hugh Tupper, all of Clinton; sisters-in-law Juanita Tupper of Kingsport and Charlene Balliet Donahoo and her husband, Melvin, of Barefoot Bay, Fla.; brothers-in-law Charles Ray Bruce of Clinton, Roy Eugene Bruce and his wife, Florine, of Speedwell, and Boyd Kenneth Bruce and his wife, Flossie, of Gainesville, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, James Hugh Tupper; a grandson, Thomas Ray Tupper; and a brother, Charles Ernest Tupper.
The funeral was held Sunday, Feb. 2, in the chapel of Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton with the Rev. John Clark officiating. Burial followed at Sunset Cemetery in Clinton.
Memorials may be made to St. Mark's United Methodist Church, 252 N. Main St., Clinton, TN 37716.