Everett Marion Rutherford
Centenarian; retired auto mechanic
Everett Marion Rutherford, 100, of Oliver Springs, died Monday, Feb. 10, 2003, at Rockwood Health Care Center, following a long illness.
Born March 8, 1902, in Campbell County, he moved to Oliver Springs 68 years ago. He was a retired auto mechanic and a Baptist.
He is survived by a daughter, June Rather and her husband, Richard, of Oliver Springs; 11 grandchildren, seven step-grandchildren and several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; son-in-law, Edward Frost of Kingston; daughter-in-law, Ruth Rutherford of Campbell County; and sister-in-law, Elmo Rutherford of LaFollette.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Rosa Nell Rutherford; son, Clyde Rutherford; daughter, Gladys Irene Frost; parents, Granville Rutherford and Louisa Jane Ward Rutherford; brothers, Dennis Rutherford, Mose Rutherford and Lawerence Rutherford; and sisters, Minnie Lombard and Hattie Rutherford.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, at Anderson Memorial Gardens. The Rev. Kenneth Stubbs will officiate.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, at Sharp Funeral Home in Oliver Springs.
Thelma Kathleen Garrett
Former nursery school director
Thelma Kathleen Garrett of Oak Ridge died Wednesday, Feb. 10, 1999, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.
Mrs. Garrett was formerly executive director of the Oak Ridge Nursery School.
She was born in Livingston, the daughter of Robert S. and Alice Vaughn Deck, who are deceased. She had been a resident of Oak Ridge since June 23, 1943, moving here from Livingston.
Mrs. Garrett was a member of First United Methodist Church and of Chapter No. 390 of the Order of Eastern Star in Oak Ridge.
She is survived by her husband, Earl Garrett, and by several nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, in the chapel of Weatherford Mortuary with the Rev. Kenneth Henderlight officiating.
Burial will follow at Oak Ridge Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12, at the mortuary.
The family requests any memorials be in the form of donations to Oak Ridge Nursery School, 151 Robertsville Road, Oak Ridge, TN 37830.
Elihu Buford Shepherd
Retired X-10 security guard
Elihu Buford Shepherd, 90, of Rockwood, died Wednesday, Feb. 10, 1999, at Rockwood Health Care Center.
Mr. Shepherd was a former resident of Oak Ridge and was retired from Union Carbide Nuclear Division as a security guard at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
He was born in Sevierville on Dec. 18, 1908, and was a U.S. Army veteran. He was a member of Kern Memorial United Methodist Church of Oak Ridge and the Elks Lodge, also in Oak Ridge.
Mr. Shepherd is survived by his son, Jerry Shepherd and his wife, Lynn, of Rockwood; his daughter, Kay Ellen Morgan and her husband, Billy, of Atlanta, Ga.; and four grandchildren, Brooke Shepherd and Blair Shepherd, both of Rockwood, and Brian Westbrook and Todd Westbrook, both of Atlanta.
His wife, Kathryn Shepherd, died earlier.
A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, at Oak Ridge Memorial Park with the Rev. Mark Flynn officiating.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12, at Weatherford Mortuary.
The family requests any memorials be in the form of donations to the Youth Group at Rockwood United Methodist Church, 801 N. Kingston Ave., Rockwood, TN 37854.
Curtis Cleveland Webster
Retired ORNL employee
Curtis Cleveland Webster, 78, of Oak Ridge, died Sunday, Feb. 11, 2001, at NHC HealthCare of Oak Ridge.
He was born Sept. 22, 1922, in Roxbury, Vt., the son of Cleveland and Etta Chase Webster, who are deceased. Mr. Webster was a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army Air Force and served during World War II. His family said he was one of the first men to fly over the bomb site of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan during the war.
He was a graduate of the University of Vermont with a degree in physics. He received a master's degree from the Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy in Rolla, Mo., and also taught there.
Mr. Webster was a member of American Men of Science and was listed in Who's Who in Science and Technology.
From 1950 to 1956, he worked for Oak Ridge National Laboratory. He then moved to Pennsylvania and worked for Westinghouse Corp. until 1962, when he moved back to Oak Ridge and resumed employment at ORNL. He retired in 1988.
Mr. Webster was an avid beekeeper and taught Red Cross swimming and canoeing.
He is survived by his sons, Curtis C. Webster Jr. and his wife, Carolyn, of Monroe, Ga., and Dwight Stuart Webster and his wife, Linda, of New York, N.Y.; his daughters, Irene C. Morganti and her husband, Greg, of Nesbit, Miss., Louise Blaha of Seymour and Sylvia Klages and her husband, Edward, of Oak Ridge; and his brothers, Curlis Webster and Carroll Webster, both of Vermont.
Mr. Webster is also survived by his grandchildren, Rachel Shirokov, Lauralyn DeVane, Isaac Webster, Josiah Webster, Moshe Webster, Grace Webster, Saralyn Webster, Jonathan Webster, Kerri Anne Manning, Marie Blaha, Veronica Blaha, Alan Blaha, Benjamin Klages, Joan Klages, Mary Klages, Diana Webster and Dwight Webster Jr.; a great-grandchild, Mickaella DeVane; his aunt, Grace Webster of Vermont; and his nephews, David and Stephen Webster.
Louise Maines of Oak Ridge was a special friend and companion.
In addition to his parents, a sister and two other brothers, Caroline Webster, Charles Webster and Cleveland Webster, preceded him in death. Four grandchildren, Sara Catherine Manning, Gerard Klages, Michael Webster and Hosanna Webster, are also deceased.
The funeral will be held at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13, in the chapel of Martin Oak Ridge Funeral Home. The Rev. Ed Denham and the Rev. Martin Hughes will officiate.
A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 14, at Oak Ridge Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Harice Carl Horton Sr.
Anderson County native
Harice Carl Horton Sr., 79, of Goose Creek, S.C., died Saturday, Feb. 10, 2001, in South Carolina.
Mr. Horton was born Feb. 7, 1922, in Anderson County, the son of Issac and Lonnie Gilliam Horton, who are deceased. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
He was retired from Charleston Naval Shipyard in Charleston, S.C., where he worked as a machinist in Shop 31.
He is survived by his wife, Pauline Hembree Horton; his son, H. Carl Horton Jr. and his wife, Laurie, of South Carolina; his granddaughters, Holly and Reagen, both of South Carolina; his brother, Ray Horton of Maryville; and by his sisters, Marie Hatmaker of Oak Ridge and Edna Hanna and Cybile Seiber, both of Clinton.
The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 14, in the chapel of Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Lake City.
Burial will follow at Campbell County Memorial Gardens. Full military rites will be conducted at the graveside.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13, at the funeral home.
Johnny Randolph 'J.R.' McCulley
Former Anderson County teacher
Johnny Randolph "J.R." McCulley, 66, of Clinton, died Saturday, Feb. 10, 2001, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.
Mr. McCulley was born Dec. 12, 1934, in Lake City, the son of Horace Boyd and Thelma Ruth Goodman McCulley, who are deceased. He was a 1974 graduate of the University of Tennessee and a U.S. Navy and Air Force veteran.
He was a former teacher in the Anderson County schools for many years and he had also worked with the boys home in Clinton.
He was a member of Christian Outreach Assembly of God in Oak Ridge.
Mr. McCulley is survived by his wife, Joyce Seeber McCulley; his sons, John Alan McCulley of Clinton and Hurshel Lynn McCulley and his wife, Darlene, of Lake City; his daughter, Angela "Angel" McCulley of Clinton; his sisters, Margie Dugger and her husband, John, of Briceville and Thelma Quintana Benjin of Virginia; and by his grandchildren, Heather, Joshua and Joseph McCulley.
In addition to his parents, a daughter-in-law, Mary Ruth McCulley, died earlier.
The funeral will be held at 8 tonight, Feb. 12, in the chapel of Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton. The Rev. Archer Corder and the Rev. Dan Shultz will officiate.
A graveside service will be conducted at noon Tuesday, Feb. 13, at Woodhaven Memory Gardens in Claxton.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight at the funeral home.
Paul W. Harris
Longtime Oak Ridger
Paul W. Harris, 80, of West Malta Road, died at 12:05 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 8, 2001, after a long illness.
A longtime Oak Ridge resident, Mr. Harris was an avid golfer for many years and a charter member of the Oak Ridge Country Club. In retirement, he gave up golf and became an avid fisherman and gardener.
Born June 13, 1920 in Thomaston, Ga., he was the son of Clarence H. Harris and Myrtice Granger, who are now deceased. On Nov. 28, 1944, he married Mary Elizabeth Dickens in Thomaston and the couple moved to Oak Ridge in 1945. Mrs. Harris died Nov. 16, 1992.
Mr. Harris worked for the Union Carbide Nuclear Division at the Oak Ridge Gaseous Diffusion Plant and retired in 1979 after 35 years of service.
He is survived by a daughter, Sandra Paulette Blair and her husband, Doug, of Toronto, Ontario, Canada; three sisters, Aline Radcliffe of Havelock N.C., Ann Trendel and her husband, Dick, of Lakeland, Fla., and Sue Odom and her husband, Earl, of Rome, Ga.; by one brother, Clarence E. Harris and his wife, Annette, of Houston, Texas; and by many nieces and nephews who the family said will miss him and remember him fondly.
In addition to his wife and his parents, another sister and another brother, Ruth Adams and Walter A. Harris, preceded him in death.
Frank Marsh of Oak Ridge has been a special friend and supporter of the family for many years. The family also thanks the staff of Hermitage Gardens Assisted Living for their care and support and to Briarcliff Health Care Center for the very good care and support the last two weeks.
Cremation was handled by Weatherford Mortuary.
The family held a private celebration of Mr. Harris's life.
The family requests that any memorials be in the form of donations to a charity of the donor's choice.