Grace Brightwell DeSimone
Oak Ridge resident
Grace Brightwell DeSimone, 90, died Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2004, at The Estates of Oak Ridge.
Born May 27, 1913, in Richland, Ga., she was the daughter of Ada and R.H. Brightwell.
She moved to Oak Ridge in 1948 and retired from Oak Ridge National Laboratory in 1976.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her 10 siblings, seven sisters and three brothers.
She is survived by her daughter, Elaine Brabson and husband, Ben Brabson Jr., of Sevierville; two granddaughters, Catherine L. Brabson of Park City, Utah, and Rebecca Brightwell Brabson of New York, N.Y.; and by her grandson, Benjamin D. Brabson II of Knoxville.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, 2004, in the chapel of Martin Oak Ridge Funeral Home with the Rev. Robert Rizner officiating.
The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
William Jerry Logan
U.S. Postal Service employee
William Jerry Logan, 42, of Coalfield, died Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2003, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.
Born Oct. 2, 1960, in Jamestown, he was the son of Randell Logan and Marsha Hayes Logan of Coalfield, by whom he is survived. He had lived in Byrdstown for eight years and in Coalfield since 1972. A U.S. Army veteran, he was an employee of the U.S. Postal Service and worked at the Post Office in Alcoa and Oak Ridge.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Logan is survived by his wife, Marsha Webb Logan; his daughter, Amandi Nichole Logan; his son, William Jerry "Jay" Logan, all of Coalfield; and his brother, Gary Logan of Harriman.
He is also survived by three sisters-in-law, Peggy Ogburn and Linda Webb, both of California, and Betty Jones of Wartburg; and three brothers-in-law, John Webb of Wartburg, Charles Webb of Burrville and Douglas Webb of Georgia.
He was preceded in death by his father- and mother-in-law, Lum and Nancy Webb, and by two sisters-in-law and three brothers-in-law, Nettie McGlinchey, Sue Taormina, Ricky Webb, Roger Webb and James Webb.
The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, in the chapel of Sharp Funeral Home in Oliver Springs with the Rev. Mack Smith officiating. Burial will be at Estes Cemetery in Coalfield.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, at the funeral home.
Katherine K. 'Kate' Fuller
Member of Rockwood United Methodist Church
Katherine K. "Kate" Fuller, 94, of Rockwood, formerly of Oak Ridge, died Thursday, Feb. 6, 2003, at Rockwood Care and Rehab Center.
She was a member of Rockwood United Methodist Church.
Mrs. Fuller is survived by her daughters, Bonnie Hamby of Rockwood and Helen Warrington of Oak Ridge; her sons, Harold Fuller of Oak Ridge and Ernie Fuller of Rockwood; and 11 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Dr. George and Julia Hayes Murray, her husband, Thomas A. Fuller Sr., a son, Dr. Thomas A. Fuller Jr., a daughter, Katie Brewer, and two sisters and a brother, Grace Brown, Julia Smith and George Murray.
The funeral will be at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, in the chapel of Evans Mortuary in Rockwood with the Rev. Ed Nelson officiating.
A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, at Oak Grove Cemetery in Rockwood.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the mortuary.
Willard Clyde Adkins Jr.
Retired miner, auto worker
Willard Clyde Adkins Jr., 59, of Coalfield, died Friday, Feb. 5, 1999, at NHC HealthCare of Oak Ridge after a long illness.
Mr. Adkins had lived in Pike County, Ky., and Detroit, Mich., and retired to Tennessee in 1984. He had worked as a coal miner and for an automobile manufacturing plant. A member of union Local No. 7 of the United Auto Workers of America, he served the union as vice president and as a committee man.
He was born in Virginia on May 20, 1939.
Mr. Adkins was an active member of Mount Pisgah Baptist Church in Oliver Springs. He sang in the church choir and also worked in the church's Bible Print Shop.
He enjoyed vegetable gardening and beekeeping, the family said.
Mr. Adkins is survived by his wife, Charlene Adkins; his daughter, Amanda June Adkins of Coalfield; and four sons, Bill Adkins and his wife, Jeanie, of Michigan, Michael Adkins and his wife, Julie, of Dryden, Mich., Rick Adkins and his wife, Diane, of Shelby, Mich., and Bruce Clyde Adkins of Coalfield.
He is also survived by his mother, Mable Adkins of Oliver Springs; four brothers, James E. Adkins and his wife, Rose Mary, of Crossville, Bill H. Adkins and his wife, Carol, of Oak Ridge, Harold D. Adkins and his wife, Sandra, of Clinton, and George R. Adkins and his wife, Linda,, of Oliver Springs; and by six grandchildren, Shannon, Mike, Katie, Rick, Nick and Samantha Adkins.
Freida Seiber and her family, Vane Lyles and the late Arville Seiber were considered special friends.
His father, Willard Clyde Adkins Sr., and two other brothers, Dennie Hunt and J.S. Adkins, died earlier.
The funeral was to be held at 11 this morning, Feb. 8, at Mount Pisgah Baptist Church with the Rev. Garvan Walls and the Rev. Billy Edmonds officiating.
Burial was to follow at Anderson Memorial Gardens, Oliver Springs Highway, Clinton.
Sharp Funeral Home in Oliver Springs handled arrangements.
Elmer 'Buddy' Glandon
Retired ORNL technician
Elmer Leon "Buddy" Glandon, 74, of Claxton, died Thursday, Feb. 4, 1999, at St. Mary's Medical Center in Knoxville.
Mr. Glandon had retired from Union Carbide Nuclear Division after 37 years as an instrument technician at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
He was the son of James C. and Emily Violet Glandon, who are deceased. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
Mr. Glandon was a member of Zion Baptist Church in Claxton.
He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Faye Graham Glandon; two daughters, Diane Hunley and her husband, Ben, and Janice Longmire and her husband, Ken, all of Claxton; and four grandchildren, Joni Longmire, Jeremy Longmire, Phillip Hunley and Travis Hunley.
Mr. Glandon is also survived by three sisters, Evelyn Lyndsay of Lake City, Glenith Kirkham of Aurora, Colo., and Maggie Paul of Maysville, Ga.; his brother, Don Glandon of Claxton; and by several nieces and nephews.
Two sisters, Ollie Lane and Dorothy Clotfelter, and five brothers, Charlie Glandon, Estel Glandon, Kelly Glandon, Raymond Glandon and James H. Glandon, died earlier.
The funeral was to be held at 11 this morning, Feb. 8, in the chapel of Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton with the Rev. Perry Duncan and the Rev. David Lord officiating.
Burial was to follow at McCarty Woodhaven Memorial Gardens in Claxton.
Neva Walker Evans
Retired from OR Health, Welfare
Neva Walker Evans, 77, of Oak Ridge, died Sunday afternoon, Feb. 7, 1999, at her home.
Mrs. Evans retired in 1983 after several years as manager of administration for the Health and Welfare Department of the city of Oak Ridge.
She was born in Overton County on Nov. 29, 1921, the daughter of Shirley Mai and Auda Ledbetter Walker. She was a graduate of Draughons Business College in Nashville and was initially employed in Oak Ridge from 1942 to 1944.
In 1946, she became employed with the Overton County Health Department in Livingston, working there until her return to Oak Ridge with her family in 1951.
Soon after retirement, Mrs. Evans and her husband, Ray Norman Evans Sr., returned to their native Overton County where they enjoyed a life of raising cattle and gardening, the family said. Mr. Evans died Nov. 19, 1994, and Mrs. Evans moved back to Oak Ridge in 1997.
She was a member of First Baptist Church of Livingston and of Glenwood Baptist Church in Oak Ridge.
Mrs. Evans is survived by her son, Ray Norman Evans Jr. and his wife, Linda, of Oak Ridge; two grandchildren, James Anderson Evans II of Knoxville and Rebecca Duncan of Oak Ridge; two great-grandchildren, Brittany Nicole Duncan and Hunter Colton Duncan, both of Oak Ridge; two sisters, Nina Carr and Elene Cantrell, both of Livingston; and her sister-in-law, Helen Walker of Nashville.
The funeral will be held Wednesday afternoon, Feb. 10, in the chapel of Speck Funeral Home in Livingston.
Burial will be at the Fredonia Cemetery in Overton County.
The family will receive friends Tuesday night, Feb. 9, at the funeral home.
Ruth Stanford Stephens
Oak Ridge resident
Ruth Stanford Stephens, 85, of Oak Ridge, died Saturday, Feb. 6, 1999, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.
She was the daughter of Fletcher and Emma J. Stanford.
Mrs. Stephens is survived byher son, Woody Stephens of Oak Ridge, several nieces and nephews, Evelyn White and her husband, Edward, of Knoxville, Doris Stephens of Broomall, Pa., Cathy Simmons and Russell Simmons, both of St. Petersburg, Fla., and Andy Stephens and Steve Stephens, both of Philadelphia, Pa.
Her sister and brother, Lillian Stanford and Howard C. "Burt" Stanford, died earlier.
The funeral will be held at 8 tonight, Feb. 8, in the chapel of McCarty-Martin Oak Ridge Funeral Home.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9, at Oak Ridge Memorial Park. Family and friends will assemble at 10:45 a.m.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight at the funeral home.
Alfred Lynn Rosenbalm
Retired Y-12 Plant guard
Alfred Lynn "Rosie" Rosenbalm, 92, of Andersonville, died Sunday, Feb. 7, 1999, at St. Mary's Medical Center in Knoxville.
Mr. Rosenbalm had retired from Union Carbide Nuclear Division after 17 years as a security guard at the Oak Ridge Y-12 Plant.
He was the son of Alfred J. and Amanda Hamilton Rosenbalm. He was a U.S. Army veteran.
Mr. Rosenbalm is survived by three daughters, Rita Hackler and her husband, Dean, of Norris, Sandra Nolan of St. Louis, Mo., and Sharon Huffstutter of Jupiter, Fla.; six grandchildren, Scott Hackler, Kim Zachman, Philip Meadows, Clark Huffstutter, Guy Huffstutter and Dana Pratt; and by five great-grandchildren.
His wife, Josephine Nida Rosenbalm, died earlier.
The funeral will be held at noon Wednesday, Feb. 10, in the chapel of Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton with the Rev. Catherine Nance officiating.
Burial will follow at Norris Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to noon Wednesday at the funeral home.