Alva Lee Conner
Former beauty shop owner
Alva Lee Conner, 84, of Clinton, died Sunday, Feb. 10, 2002, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.
Born Feb. 18, 1917, in Anderson County, he was the son of Joe and Ora Bell Conner. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
Mr. Conner was the owner and operator of Alva's Beauty Shop in South Clinton until he retired in 1979.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening and cooking, his family said. He was a Methodist.
Mr. Conner is survived by his wife of 50 years, Ella Faye White Conner; four sisters-in-law, Leona Conner of Athens, Tenn., Dorothy Proffitt of Oak Ridge, Louise Rhodey of Clinton and Ann Panazzo of Illinois; his brother-in-law, Tom White and his wife Margie, of Florida; and several nieces and nephews, Rebecca Conner of Georgia, Denise Conner, Karen Lechert, David Conner and Chris Conner, all of Maryland, Joe Conner of Gray, and a niece and nephew he considered special, Connie Hurley and Steve Rhodey, both of Clinton.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Conner was preceded in death by two brothers, Joe Conner Jr. and Lionel C. Conner.
Per Mr. Conner's wishes, the body was donated to the University of Tennessee School of Medicine in Memphis.
A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2002, at Poplar Creek Baptist Church in Clinton with the Rev. Bill Dawson officiating.
The family requests any memorials be in the form of donations to Poplar Creek Baptist Church Building Fund, 490 Marlow Circle, Clinton, TN 37716.
Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton is handling the arrangements.
Frances B. Scott
Longtime Oliver Springs resident
Frances B. Scott, 80, of Oliver Springs, died Monday, Feb. 11, 2002, at Briarcliff Health Care Center in Oak Ridge.
Born Oct. 8, 1921, in Little Rock, Ark., she was the daughter of Stewart and Blanche Weir Busby.
Mrs. Scott was the widow of George Hunt Scott. She had been a resident of Oliver Springs since 1956.
She is survived by her son, Rick Scott and his wife Carol, of Clinton; her daughter, Sally Walker and her husband Joe, of Cannelton, Ind.; three grandchildren, Andy Scott, Gregg Scott and Erin Walker; her great-granddaughter, Genisis Walker; and her sister-in-law, Georgia Busby of Oak Ridge.
Sandy and Amy McQuade and Jack and Robina Mead were considered special friends.
In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Scott was preceded in death by her brother and sister, Bill Busby and Dorothy Cooksey.
The family would like to thank the nurses and staff at Briarcliff Health Care Center and the house call program of Harriman.
A graveside service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, at Oak Ridge Memorial Park with Martin Pyle officiating.
Sharp Funeral Home in Oliver Springs is handling the arrangements.
Arvil C. Rapier Jr.
Retired K-25 instrument technician
Arvil C. "A.C." Rapier Jr., 70, of Knoxville, died Tuesday, Feb. 9, 1999, at his home of cancer.
Mr. Rapier retired from Martin Marietta Energy Systems in 1990 as an instrument technician at the Oak Ridge K-25 Site.
He was born in Concord, the son of Ruth K. and Arvil C. Raper Sr., who are deceased. Formerly a sergeant in the U.S. Army, he was a veteran of the Korean War.
Mr. Rapier was an active member of Post No. 1733 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and of Lodge No. 1560 of the Loyal Order of Moose, both in Knoxville. He was a Baptist.
He is survived by his son, Mike C. Rapier and his wife, Laura, of Knoxville; sisters-in-law Polly Grubb and Juanita Gardner, both of Lenoir City; and his brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Jesse and Barbara Gardner, Gene and Linda Gardner and Sam and Norma Gardner, all of Lenoir City.
Mr. Rapier is also survived by his aunts and uncles, Helen Burger of McCaysville, Ga., Sally and Rassie Cheek of Copperhill, Imogene and Lester Lindner of Tellico Plains, Raymond Raper of Knoxville and Jack and Ruth Raper of Bloomington Ill.; and by 19 nieces and nephews.
His wife, Lois Gardner Rapier, died earlier.
The funeral will be held at 8 tonight, Feb. 11, at Mann's Heritage Chapel of Rose Mortuary, 6200 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, with the Rev. Curtis Akers officiating.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 12, in the Christus Gardens section of Highland Memorial Cemetery, Knoxville. Family and friends will meet at 10:45 a.m. Friday at Rose Mortuary for the procession to the cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight at the mortuary.
Pallbearers will be Jim McManus, Clarence Goins, John Fellers, Phil Florence, Frank McGlaughin and Paul Troutman. Honorary pallbearers are Sam Gardner and Jesse Gardner.
The family requests any memorials be in the form of donations to Lodge No. 1560 of the Loyal Order of Moose, Mundel Road, Knoxville, TN 37918.
Ray H. Harmon
Lake City resident
Ray H. Harmon, 77, of Lake City, died Tuesday, Feb. 9, 1999, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.
Mr. Harmon is survived by his son, Curtis F. Harmon; his daughter, Jean A. Harmon; his sister, Thelma Vance of New Tazewell; and two brothers, Paskel Harmon of Union City and Haskel Harmon of New Tazewell; and eight grandchildren.
The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12, in the chapel of Cox-Martin Funeral Home in Lake City with the Rev. Brian Courtney officiating.
A graveside service including military rites with full honors will follow at Circle Cemetery in Briceville.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight, Feb. 11, at the funeral home.
Carolyn Lindsay Clayton
President and CEO of CRD Inc.
Carolyn Lindsay Clayton, 61, of Oak Ridge, died Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2004, at NHC HealthCare of Oak Ridge.
Born April 15, 1942, in Caryville, her family said she was a devoted wife and mother.
According to her family, Mrs. Clayton was a woman of many talents, a gifted pianist and singer. Her family said she was an outstanding basketball player at Lake City High School. She had a very successful career as a secretary, according to her family. She owned and operated four businesses - at the present time she was president and chief executive officer of CRD Inc.; Claytons Business Assistance, one of the first temporary services in Oak Ridge; Claytons Couturiere, where she designed and made original creations; and Baldys Barbecue Restaurant.
Mrs. Clayton won the Miss Anderson County beauty pageant in 1960, placed third in the Miss Tennessee Pageant in 1960 and first runner-up in the Miss Oak Ridge beauty contest in 1961, winning the talent and swimsuit competition in this contest.
She was preceded in death by her parents William T. "Dink" and Thelma Jones Lindsay, and by three brothers, Jimmie Thurman, Jerry Lynn and David Orn Lindsay.
Mrs. Clayton is survived by her husband, Frank D. Clayton; her daughter, Catrina Clayton Lozano; her son, Frank L. "Kip" Clayton and wife, Suzie; three grandchildren, Caitlin Lauren Clayton, Roman Delano Lozano and David Omar Lozano; and by two brothers, Paris "Mack" Lindsay and wife, JoAnne, and Richard William Lindsay and wife, Judy.
The funeral will be at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 13, 2004, in the chapel of Martin Oak Ridge Funeral Home with the Rev. Tom Byrge and the Rev. Hollis Whitaker.
Burial will be private for family only.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Gladys Wilhite Clinton
Retired Reed School teacher
Gladys Loberta Wilhite Clinton, 92, of Oak Ridge, died Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2002, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.
Mrs. Clinton lived for many years on Bennett Road in Oliver Springs and had been a resident of Outlook Pointe for the past two years.
Born Feb. 15, 1909, in Cookeville, she was the youngest of 12 children of Nathan Montgomery Wilhite and Martha Brown Wilhite. She married Stacy Dow Clinton in Clinton County, Ky., on Nov. 11, 1931. Her husband, who had been a teacher at Oak Ridge High School, died July 15, 1998.
Mrs. Clinton left Cookeville in 1942 and went to Detroit, Mich., where she worked as an inspector of Rolls-Royce engines for the Packard Motor Co.
Mrs. Clinton moved to Oak Ridge in 1945 and then in 1952 she moved to Oliver Springs. She worked for 20 years as a teacher with the Anderson County school system at the old Reed Elementary School in Oliver Springs, retiring in 1968.
She was a charter member of Robertsville Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday school and Girls in Action. She was also an active supporter of the church's children's library. Her family said she loved to crochet and work in her vegetable garden.
Mrs. Clinton is survived by her son, Sam D. Clinton and his wife, Doris, of Oak Ridge; two grandchildren, Pamela Smith and her husband, Jim, of Knoxville and Steve Clinton and his wife, Melody, of Chattanooga; and two great-grandchildren, Linli Megan Smith of Knoxville and Rebecca Lee Clinton of Chattanooga.
In addition to her husband and her parents, Mrs. Clinton was preceded in death by her siblings, Herman Wilhite, John Wilhite, Bob Wilhite, Herbert Wilhite (who was also known as Harry Phillips), Lula Wright, Daisie Armistead, Stella Greenwood, Lena Brown, Mortimer Clouse, Beulah Huddleston and Rose Wilhite.
The funeral will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, in the chapel of Weatherford Mortuary with the Rev. Michael Prince officiating.
Burial will follow at Anderson Memorial Gardens, 640 Oliver Springs Highway, Clinton.
The family requests that any memorials go to Robertsville Baptist Church for the Children's Library Fund, 251 Robertsville Road, Oak Ridge, TN 37830.
The family will receive friends from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday at the mortuary.
Kate Bowers Clark
Trinity Methodist member
Kate Bowers Clark, age 87, of Oak Ridge, died Monday, Feb. 12, 2001, at Briarcliff Health Care Center.
She was born April 8, 1913, in Knoxville, the daughter of Louisa Moore and Sidney A. Bowers.
Mrs. Clark had lived in Oak Ridge since 1948. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church and had been very active in the church in earlier years. Her family described her as a beloved wife, mother, grandmother and aunt.
She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Lynn B. Clark; her sons, Jack Livesay and his wife, Camille, of Oak Ridge and Gary Clark and his wife, Terry, of Carlsbad, N.M.; her daughter, Lynda Aguirre of Oak Ridge; and nieces she considered special, Betty Bowers Campbell of Knoxville and Elaine Bruner of Lenoir, N.C.
Mrs. Clark is also survived by her grandchildren, whom her family said she loved as her own: Debbie and Jeff Denton, Richard Burns, Michael and Lee Burns, Susie Foust, Mark and Marsha Livesay, Gavin and Brandon Clark and Tracy and Sujet Chemluerkar; her great-grandchildren, Ashley and Jeffery Denton, Nicole and Brad Foust, Rachael and Kristin Livesay and Brittany Burns; and several cousins.
Frances King and Barbara Harrison were considered special friends.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Kathleen Humphrey, her brothers, Cecil Bowers and Gene Bowers, a niece, Carolyn Bowers Dish, and a son-in-law, Henry Aguirre.
The funeral will be held at 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15, in the chapel of Weatherford Mortuary with the Rev. Charles Mattson officiating.
A graveside service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16, at Oak Ridge Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the mortuary.