Edith Sharp Worley
Former Fraterville resident
Edith Sharp Worley, 80, of Clinton, died Thursday, Feb. 10, 2000, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.
Mrs. Worley was a former resident of the Fraterville community.
She was born in Tazewell on Jan. 30, 1920, the daughter of Avery and Eliza Rutherford Sharp. She was a Baptist.
Mrs. Worley is survived by her husband, James Worley; five sons, Danny Worley of Oak Ridge, Donald J. Worley of Florida, Ronald "Gene" Worley of Taylor, Mich., Jimmy Wayne Worley Sr. of Monroe, Mich., and Kenneth E. Worley of Oscoda, Mich.; and four daughters, Kay Massingill and her husband, Oscar, of Harrogate, Billie Revels and Bobbie Redich, both of Monroe, and Jessie Gibson of Newport, Mich.
She is also survived by three sisters, Minnie Saylor, Goldie Breen and Rosie Sharp; two brothers, the Rev. Carl Sharp and Delmar Clay "D.C." Sharp; and by 27 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Worley had a daughter, two other sons, a great-great-granddaughter and a sister and a brother who died earlier.
The funeral was held Sunday, Feb. 13, in the chapel of Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Lake City with the Rev. Joe Nance and the Rev. Paul Cox officiating.
Burial followed at Oak Grove Cemetery.
Arvil Daugherty, 59, of Wartburg, died Friday, Feb. 11, 2000, at his home.
Mr. Daugherty was a former resident of Anderson County and the son of Charley and Luada Daugherty, who are deceased.
He was a member of the Black Diamond Masonic Lodge of Petros.
He is survived by his wife, Carol Daugherty; his sons, Kenneth Daugherty and Arvil Ray Daugherty and his wife, Jackie, all of Wartburg; his grandchildren, Amy, Travis and Trevor Daugherty and Derrick "Shane" Lamance; his brothers, Julian Daugherty of Coalfield, Vicky Daugherty of Euclid, Ohio, and Rondle Daugherty of Parma, Ohio; and an aunt, Ollie Phillips of Lake City.
Another brother and sister, Roy Daugherty and Lorene Lowe, died earlier.
The funeral was held Saturday night, Feb. 12, in the chapel of Schubert Funeral Home in Wartburg with the Rev. Justin Phillips and the Rev. Wayne Phillips officiating.
A graveside service was held Sunday, Feb. 13, at Liberty Church Cemetery.
Walter Howard Orick
Former Rust Engineering employee
Walter Howard Orick, 85, of Ona Road, Crossville, died Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2001.
Mr. Orick was born Aug. 9, 1915, in Whitley County, Ky., the son of Franklin and Maggie Lynch Orick. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
He had worked as a pipefitter for Rust Engineering in Oak Ridge.
He was a member of Trinity Tabernacle.
Mr. Orick is survived by his wife, Marjorie Guy Orick; his daughter, Carolyn Ann Pearson of Bowie, Md.; his son, Walter E. Orick of Cosby; his brother, Bobby Orick of Wayne, Mich.; and by three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers and four sisters: Russell Orick, J.L. Orick, Charles Orick, Frank Orick, Irene Harrie, Beatrice Weaver, Mattie Ford and Julia Bloomer.
The funeral will be held at 8 p.m. CST on Thursday, Feb. 15, in the chapel of Bilbrey Funeral Home in Crossville with the Rev. Bobby Bowen and the Rev. Vern Daugherty officiating.
A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. EST on Friday, Feb. 16, at Anderson Memorial Gardens, Oliver Springs Highway, Clinton. Pallbearers will be Conley Orick, Bill Orick, Larry Basler, Richard Penland, Bobby Guy, Spud Guy and Cindy Pearson.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. CST Thursday at the funeral home.
Richard 'Rick' Sturgill
Grandson of Oak Ridgers
Richard "Rick" Sturgill, 24, of Knoxville, died Sunday, Feb. 13, 2000, at his home.
Mr. Sturgill was the grandson of Henry and June Sturgill of Oak Ridge.
In addition to his local grandparents, he is survived by his parents, Dennis and Shirley Sturgill of Knoxville; his sister, Kristina Sturgill; his maternal grandmother, Betty Coffey of Athens, Tenn.; and his niece and nephew, Raven O'Neal and Leonard "Trey" O'Neal.
His maternal grandfather, Herbert Coffey, died earlier.
A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17, at Trinity United Methodist Church, 320 Robertsville Road, with the Rev. Charles Mattson and the Rev. John Rhoades officiating.
The family requests any memorial donations be made to a charity of the donor's choice.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the church.
Rose Mortuary Inc. of Knoxville is handling arrangements.
Mary Hazel Walters
Mary Hazel Walters died Sunday, Feb. 8, 2004, at her home in Knoxville.
She was the wife of Thomas Kelly Walters Jr., now deceased. She and her family resided 10 years in Oak Ridge and later in Syracuse, N.Y., and Tulsa, Okla., before moving to Knoxville.
According to her family, she had a talent for music and in the 1940s and early 1950s, she helped the late Rev. Dr. K.B. Combs, a Baptist moderator, as he established three to four churches in Oak Ridge, Calvary Baptist Church and Central Baptist Church being two of them.
Mrs. Walters was associate teacher and pianist in many churches until lupus took control. According to her family, she retired because she said, "a church needs someone they can depend on." She was a member of Wallace Memorial Baptist Church and her family said she was a "bonafide" member of St. Matthew's Church in Tulsa, an honor bestowed by the church.
Her family said she had a "magna cum laude" degree in motherhood bestowed by her children.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Cheryl Anne Witt, and by an infant son, John Quenton Walters.
Mrs. Walters is survived by a son, Richard Walters and wife, Daphne, of Marietta, Ga.; two daughters, Margaret Kelly Norman and Jennifer Coburn and husband, Gary, all of Powell; four grandchildren, Brian Coburn, Gregory Norman, Natalie Clabough and Erin Elizabeth Walters; and by one great-grandchild, Wesley Clabough.
The funeral was to be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 12, 2004, at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel in Knoxville.
Burial will follow at Oak Ridge Memorial Park.
The family requests that any memorials be in the form of contributions to the American Heart Association, 4708 Papermill Drive, Knoxville, TN 37909.
Fred Ogle Berry Jr.
President of Berry Funeral Home
Fred Ogle Berry Jr., 67, of South Knoxville, died Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2003, at St. Mary's Medical Center in Knoxville.
He grew up in the Mount Olive community and graduated from Young High School in 1953. He accepted Christ at an early age and became a member of Mount Olive Baptist Church, where he served as deacon, choir member and soloist. One of his great joys was directing music. He served on several occasions as interim music director at Mount Olive as well as leading the music for area churches.
As a teen-ager, Mr. Berry began his career with the family funeral business, Berry Funeral Home.
He was a graduate of Dallas Institute ≠ Gupton Ones College of Mortuary Science. During the Korean War, he served in the U.S. Army Medical Corps for six years. The funeral business was more than just a job to him. He considered it a ministry that allowed him to help others through the most difficult times of their lives.
As president of Berry Funeral Home, Mr. Berry served thousands of families.
He was past president of The Knoxville Funeral Director's Association, The Tennessee Funeral Director's Association and the Tennessee State Board of Funeral Directors and Embalmers.
As a member of the National Funeral Director's Association and Tennessee Funeral Director's Association, he served 15 years as chairman of the Mass Fatality Response Committee. On the federal level, he served as past president of the National Foundation for Mortuary Care, commander and deputy commander for Region Four DMORT, National Disaster Medical System, under the direction of the U.S. Department of Public Health, Office of Emergency Preparedness.
He was a founding member of the DMORT Weapons of Mass Destruction Team, which responds to terrorist events involving the handling of remains from a nuclear, biological or chemical event.
Through his work in emergency preparedness, he has responded to many deployments, including the New York World Trade Center disaster.
He was a certified Federal Emergency Management Agency Mass Fatality Course Instructor and has participated in the training of thousands of emergency personnel throughout the southeast.
He served as chairman of the local emergency preparedness committee for Knoxville and Knox County and was a member of the board of directors of the Knoxville Volunteer Rescue Squad and captain of the Rescue Support team.
Organizational memberships included being a member and former board member of the Kiwanis Club of Knoxville, South Knoxville Masonic Lodge, No. 769 F&AM, the Scottish Rite, Kerbela Shrine Temple, Provost Guard, Royal Order of Jesters, Kachina Klub, former board member of the Knoxville Area Communications Center for the Deaf and former captain of the Knoxville Reserve Police.
Mr. Berry is survived by his wife of 48 years, Marilyn Brooks Berry; daughter, Kimberlin Yvonne Buchanan and her husband, James; son, Fred Berry III and his wife, Kelly Pack Berry; grandchildren, Jonathan Brooks Buchanan, Katelin Yvonne Buchanan, Lucas Bryan Buchanan, Zachary Thomas Berry, Bryson Ogle Berry and Jesse Hunter Berry; sister, Nancy Lee and her husband, Eddie; brother, Dr. David A. Berry; sisters-in-law, Shirley Berry and Cheryl Berry; uncle, Earl Berry; and several nieces and nephews, and special cousin, Edward S. Weigel.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Georgia Rule Berry; father, Sen. Fred O. Berry Sr.; stepmother, Ruth Berry; and brother, G. Edward Berry.
The funeral will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16, at Mount Olive Baptist Church with the Rev. Deron Cobb officiating. Burial will follow at Mount Olive Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Bob Batson, Tony Blair, Arthur Bohanan, Dale Downey, Howard Hawkins, Herbert McLemore, Gene Pike, Fred Randles, Steve Tinder and Dr. Bob Ward. Honorary pallbearers include the Berry Funeral Homes' staff, Mount Olive Baptist Church choir, Knoxville Volunteer Rescue Squad and members of the Federal and Local Emergency Preparedness Teams.
The family will receive friends from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, at Berry Funeral Home in Knoxville.
The family requests that any memorials be in the form of donations to Mount Olive Baptist Church Building Fund, 2500 Maryville Pike, Knoxville, TN 37920.
Margaret Clay Vester
Oak Ridge resident
Margaret Clay Vester of Oak Ridge died Thursday, Feb. 12, 2004, after a lengthy illness.
She was the widow of James W. "Buster" Vester.
Mrs. Vester is survived by her son, A.M. "Petie" Clay; her daughter-in-law, Debbie L. Clay, of Powell; her granddaughter, Belinda Beatton, of Tucson, Ariz.; two great-grandsons, Christopher Cowherd and John Cowherd of Arizona; four great-great-grandchildren; and by two step great-grandchildren, Timothy "Chip" and Mandy.
Her son said, "Momma, I love you. You were the greatest because you did it your way."
A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14, 2004, at Oak Ridge Memorial Park.
Martin Oak Ridge Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.