Myrtle Hammonds Robinette
Robertsville Baptist member
Myrtle Hammonds Robinette, 71, of 121 Newport Drive, died Sunday, Feb. 8, 1998, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.
Mrs. Robinette was a member of Robertsville Baptist Church.
She was born in Old Fort, N.C., on March 10, 1926, the daughter of Benjamin Hammonds and Mary Thomas Hammonds. She had been a resident of Oak Ridge since 1945, moving here from Newport.
Mrs. Robinette was an avid mall walker, the family said.
She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Frank Robinette; two daughters, Theresa Calfee of Cleveland and Frankie Kay Jones of Oak Ridge; two sisters, Shirley Boles of Old Fort and Pearl Harris of Weaverville, N.C.; two brothers, Earl McPeters of Old Fort and Ray McPeters of Asheville, N.C.; four grandchildren, Susan Muhonen and her husband, Luke, Amy Calfee, and Sarah Calfee, all of Cleveland, and Laura K. Jones of Oak Ridge; and by several nieces and nephews.
Friends Mrs. Robinette considered special are Terry and Debbie Mullins, Jay and Bernice Stevens and Irene Hayes, all of Oak Ridge, and the Rev. Orville and Mildred Sparks of Rockwood.
Two sisters, Wanda Ryer and Marie Harris, and a brother, Donald Hammonds, died earlier.
The funeral will be at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 10, in the chapel of Weatherford Mortuary with the Rev. Michael Prince and the Rev. Orville Sparks officiating.
A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 11, at Oak Ridge Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the mortuary.
John Albert Weaver
Central Baptist member
John Albert Weaver, 53, of Oak Ridge, died Monday, Feb. 8, 1999, at his home.
Mr. Weaver had been a resident of Oak Ridge since 1954 and was a member of Central Baptist Church.
He was born in Johnson City on Sept. 10, 1945, the son of David and Leslie Carpenter Weaver, who are deceased.
Mr. Weaver is survived by his daughter, Wendy Weaver of Iowa; three brothers, R. Alan Weaver of Loudon, Kenny Weaver and his wife, Carol, of Knoxville and Jim Weaver and his wife, Cindy, of Huntsville, Ala.; and by six nieces and nephews, David Weaver, Kristi Weaver, Ashley Weaver, Aaron Weaver, Jason Weaver and Jamie Weaver.
The funeral will be held at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10, in the chapel of Weatherford Mortuary with the Rev. Bob Gray officiating.
A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, at Oak Ridge Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the mortuary.
The family requests any memorials be in the form of donations to the Salvation Army of Anderson County, P.O. Box 7088, Oak Ridge, TN 37831.
William Andrew Rankin
Father of Pat Wilson
William Andrew Rankin, 100, of 321 West Park Place, Ormond Beach, Fla., died at 10:29 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 5, 2000, in Ormond Beach of heart failure.
Mr. Rankin was the father of Pat Wilson of Oak Ridge.
Born Jan. 1, 1900, in Springfield, Vt., he was the son of Bruce and Mary Rankin.
He was a longtime resident of New York City and had been employed with the New York Transit Co. He had also owned a service station in Rye, N.Y.
Mr. Rankin had lived in Florida since 1952 and was the first mayor of Daytona Beach Shores, Fla. He was the former owner of the Win-Blo Motel of Daytona Beach and had also owned a service station there.
He was a charter member of the Westminster (By the Sea) Presbyterian Church of Daytona Beach. He was also a 32nd-degree Mason.
Mr. Rankin enjoyed fishing, carpentry and handicrafts, especially making dollhouses, clocks and lamps, his family said.
He and his wife, Rose, who survives him, were married May 21, 1942, in Connecticut.
In addition to his wife, his daughter and son-in-law, James Frank Wilson, Mr. Rankin is survived by his local grandchildren, Melissa, Ryan, Krista and Lindsay Wilson.
George S. 'Steve' Sadowski Jr.
St. Mary's Church member
George S. "Steve" Sadowski Jr., 54, of Oak Ridge, died Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2000, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.
Mr. Sadowski was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church.
He is survived by his mother, Lou Sadowski; his stepdaughter, Emily Wolfenbarger; his brother, David L. "Larry" Sadowski; two sisters, Susan DeRieux and Ellen Evans; and several nieces and nephews.
His father, George S. Sadowski, died earlier.
A Rosary will be said at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 11, in the chapel of McCarty Martin Oak Ridge Funeral Home.
A requiem Mass will be said at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 12, at St. Mary's Catholic Church. The Rev. Michael Woods will officiate at both services.
Burial will follow at Anderson Memorial Gardens, Oliver Springs Highway, Clinton.
The family requests any memorials be in the form of donations to St. Mary's School, 327 Vermont Ave., Oak Ridge, TN 37830.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Tressie Stooksbury Wright
Member of Zion Baptist Church
Tressie Stooksbury Wright, 83, of Clinton, died Thursday, Feb. 5, 2004, at her residence.
Born May 27, 1920, in Loyston, she was the daughter of Paris Conrad and Rossie Stooksbury.
She graduated from Robertsville High School in 1941, and was a member of Zion Baptist Church in Claxton. She married Arthur W. Wright on Jan. 30, 1942, in Chatsworth, Ga. The couple just celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary.
Mrs. Wright was a homemaker. Her family said she loved the Lord, her family and her church family. According to her family, she enjoyed gardening, canning and cooking. She was a wonderful mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and friend who will be missed by all, her family said.
Two brothers, Goodlow Stooksbury and his wife, Ruth, and Homer Stooksbury; her sister, Mossie Davis and husband, Elmer; a grandchild, Adam Wright; her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Edd and Etta Wright; a brother-in-law Claude Wright and his wife, Lorene; and a sister-in-law, Edna Bearden and husband, Roy, also died earlier.
In addition to her husband, Mrs. Wright is survived by three sons, Fred Wright and wife, Joyce, Carl Wright and wife, Paula, and Willard Wright and wife, Pat, all of Clinton; her daughter, Wilma Brooks and husband, Larry, of Clinton; her brother, Milas B. Stooksbury and wife, Lucille, of Knoxville; a sister-in-law, Almeda Stooksbury of Manchester; and by seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
The funeral was Sunday, Feb. 8, 2004, in the chapel of Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton with the Rev. Glen Gamble and the Rev. Steve Merritt officiating.
Burial followed at Zion Baptist Church cemetery. Grandchildren served as pallbearers.
The family requests that any memorials be in the form of contributions to the Zion Baptist Church cemetery fund.
Nova Jean Cox
A lifelong resident of this area
Nova Jean Cox, 23, of Oliver Springs, died Saturday, Feb. 8, 2003, at her home.
Born May 19, 1979 in Oak Ridge, she was a lifelong resident of this area.
She is survived by her parents, Lenn and Bety Jo Braden Patterson; and daughters, Sydnee A. Cox and Nevaeh L. Patterson, all of Oliver Springs; brother, Virgil Lenn "Spanky" Patterson and his wife, Sylvia, of Harriman; maternal grandmother, Maudie Wallace of Wartburg; paternal grandmother, Marie McCraey of Oak Ridge; paternal great-grandmother, Laura Lowe of Alton, Ill.; aunts, Joyce Jones of Black Mountain, N.C., Ruthie Smith and Glenda Lay, both of Oak Ridge, and Shirley McKinney of Harriman; uncles, Jessie Patterson of Harriman, and Jerry Patterson and James Bruce Braden, both of Wartburg; great-aunts, Rosa Coughron of Rockford and Imogene Moss of Wartburg; great-uncles, Isaac Braden of Briceville; niece, Houston "Henna Lenn" Patterson; and nephew, Tristan Farr.
The funeral will be at 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 10, in the chapel of Sharp Funeral Home in Oliver Springs. The Rev. Scott Queener will officiate. A graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11, at Patterson Cemetery in the Stevens community of Morgan County.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Elsie Mae Fine Glover
Member of First United Methodist Church
Elsie Mae Fine Glover, 99, of Oak Ridge, died Saturday, Feb. 8, 2003, at NHC HealthCare of Oak Ridge.
Born July 29, 1903, in Washington County, she was the daughter of Jasper David and Leana Huff Fine. She was a member of First United Methodist Church.
She is survived by her daughter, Mildred G. Hayes and her husband, Phil; grandson, R. Jerome Hayes and his wife, Laura W.; and great-grandson, Ryan Hayes, all of Oak Ridge; and three sisters, Sylvia Cottrell, Grace Rambo and Eva Fine.
The Rev. Bob Cantrell will officiate at the funeral, which will be private.
The family asks that memorial donations be made to the Choir Fund at First United Methodist Church, 1350 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge, TN 37830.
Martin Oak Ridge Funeral Home is in charge.
Leonard Mitchell McCoig
Retired radio broadcaster
Leonard Mitchell McCoig, 78, of Oak Ridge, died Sunday, Feb. 9, 2003, at SunBridge, Marshall C. Ross Health and Rehab in Rockwood.
Mr. McCoig was a retired radio broadcaster. He was a past president of both the Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce and of the Ad Club of Knoxville. He was a member of First United Methodist Church and of the Rotary Club of Oak Ridge.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy McCoig; daughter, Suzanne Russell and her husband, Jim, of Knoxville; sons, Thomas McCoig and his wife, Karen, of Maryville, and Todd McCoig and his wife, Anna, of Clinton; grandchildren, Rob Russell of Knoxville, Ryan McCoig, Jared McCoig and Micah McCoig, all of Maryville, and Lauren McCoig and Ben McCoig, both of Clinton; and sister, Dolly Sue Barker of Johnson City.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Carrie McCoig.
A private graveside service is slated for Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 11, at Union Cemetery in Newport. The Rev. Bill Mooney will officiate.
The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 12:30 Tuesday, Feb. 11, at Costner-Maloy Funeral Home in Newport.