Gerald S. Brackett
Former Oak Ridge resident
Gerald S. Brackett, 87, of New Smyrna Beach, Fla., died Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2000, in Florida.
Mr. Brackett, who was born in Augusta, Maine, lived in Oak Ridge from 1943 until 1998, when he moved to Florida. He was retired from the Department of Energy and its predecessor agencies, the Energy Research and Development Administration and the Atomic Energy Commission.
Prior to moving to Florida, he was a member of First United Methodist Church of Oak Ridge. He was an avid golfer before his health declined, his family said.
Mr. Brackett is survived by his wife of 60 years, Ruth Brackett; his son, Gerald S. Brackett Jr. of Collierville; and his brother, Carlton M. Brackett of Newport, Maine.
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. The Rev. Charles Mattson and the Rev. John Rhoades will officiate.
The family requests that 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.
Lula Bernice Shetterly
Wife of Frank Shetterly of Clinton
Lula Bernice Shetterly, 90, of Clinton, died Saturday, Feb. 15, 2003, at Windwood Health and Rehab Center in Clinton.
She was a former employee of Magnet Knitting Mills before it closed.
She is survived by her husband of 70 years, Frank R. Shetterly of Clinton; daughter, Wanda Abner and her husband, Charles, of Clinton; grandchildren, Steven Abner and Byron Abner, both of Clinton, and Delores Abner of Knoxville; two great-grandchildren; and sister, Rosie Wallace of Augusta, Ga.
She was preceded in death by her parents, the Rev. Eli and Mary Jane Brown.
The funeral will be at 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 17, in the chapel of Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton. The Rev. Larry Burchfield will officiate. The graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18, at Sunset Cemetery in Clinton.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Larry David Jones Jr.
Larry David Jones Jr., 25, of Harriman, died Saturday, Feb. 14, 2004.
Born May 22, 1978, in Oak Ridge, he was the son of Larry D. Jones Sr. and Lin L. Jones of Harriman.
He was a fourth-year apprentice for the Plumbers and Steamfitters Union, Local No. 102. His family said, "You will always be missed and treasured in our loving memories. We love you so much."
In addition to his parents, he is survived by two sisters, Chantal M. Jones of Knoxville and Liana D. Jones of Oak Ridge.
A memorial service will be at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2004, in the chapel of Weatherford Mortuary with the Rev. Michael Woods officiating.
The family requests that any memorials be in the form of contributions to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, 332 N. Lauderdale St., Memphis, TN, 38105, or to the Susan G. Komen Race for The Cure, Breast Cancer Center, P.O. Box 11772, Knoxville, TN 37939.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the mortuary.
Beatrice Ruth Walker
Trinity Methodist member
Beatrice Ruth Walker, 77, of Oak Ridge, died Monday, Feb. 15, 1999, at Briarcliff Health Care Center.
Mrs. Walker was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church.
She was a homemaker and had been a resident of Oak Ridge since 1948, moving here from Athens, Tenn.
She was born in Athens on Jan. 22, 1922, the daughter of Charlie and Lassie McKenzie Crittenden. She was the widow of Joseph A. Walker, who died Dec. 18, 1984.
Mrs. Walker enjoyed cooking, shopping and University of Tennessee sports, the family said.
She is survived by two sons, Donald Walker of Oak Ridge and Randy Walker and his wife, Cynthia, of Knoxville; two daughters, Jo Bruce of Knoxville and Kay Hembry and her husband, Glen, of Gainesville, Fla.; her sister, Roxie Brown of Chattanooga; and two brothers, Candler Crittenden and his wife, Betty, of Chattanooga, and Jack Crittenden and his wife, Carolyn, of Athens.
Mrs. Walker is also survived by her grandchildren, Tonya Johnson and her husband, Phillip, of Chattanooga, Melissa Rose of Knoxville, Blake Walker of Clinton, Melanie Walker of Cookeville, Tammy Griffin of Gainesville, Glen Hembry Jr. of Baton Rouge, La., and Christin and Jeremy Walker of Knoxville; and great-grandchildren Callie and Erica Johnson of Chattanooga and Patrick Pitts of Gainesville.
A sister and three brothers, Zella Pickens, Nick Crittenden, John Crittenden and Hooper Crittenden, died earlier.
The funeral will be held at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 17, in the chapel of Weatherford Mortuary with the Rev. Michael Johnson officiating.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, at Oak Ridge Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the mortuary.
Judy Moss Donatoni
ORHS graduate, St. Mary's member
Judy Moss Donatoni, 57, of Topanga, Calif., died Wednesday, Jan. 27, 1999, in California after a brief illness.
Mrs. Donatoni was a former resident of Oak Ridge and a graduate of Oak Ridge High School. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church.
She retired a few years ago after more than 25 years as a flight attendant with United Airlines.
The daughter of Laura A. Moss of 107 Nasson Lane and the late Harry Moss, she was born in Ottawa, Ill, on April 1, 1941.
In addition to her mother, Mrs. Donatoni is survived by her husband, Henry Donatoni, and her daughter, Tina, both of Topanga.
Services were held in Topanga on Monday, Feb. 8.
A memorial service will be scheduled for a later date at St. Mary's Catholic Church.
William Frank Kausek Jr.
X-ray technician, computer specialist
William Frank Kausek Jr., 50, of Oak Ridge, died Sunday, Feb. 14, 1999, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.
Mr. Kausek was employed as an X-ray technician and computer specialist with Occupational Health Systems of Knoxville. He was a member of the American Society of Radiological Technologists.
He was born in Canonsburg, Pa., on Feb. 2, 1949, the son of William Frank and Frances Tomsik Kausek. He served with the U.S. Navy from 1969 to 1973.
Mr. Kausek was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church. His interests included computers and cars, his family said.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Curtiss Kausek; his daughter, Jennifer Parry and her husband, Keith, of Mercer, Pa.; and four sisters, Rose Pollard and her husband, Barry, Wilma Piechnick and her husband, Walter, Mary Frank Coleman and her husband, Harold, and Teresa Siebert and her husband, Richard, all of Canonsburg.
Mr. Kausek is also survived by his grandson, Johnathan Parry of Mercer; and his mother-in-law, Mary Curtiss of Hermitage, Pa.
Anne Chuhanic of Oak Ridge is his wife's aunt, who made her home with them. Special friends were Beverly and Don Anderson of Oak Ridge, Michael and Lisa Hutnak of Cullman, Ala., and Sandy and Marvin Schenk of Pittsburgh, Pa. His godchildren are Jacob, Rebecca and Sarah Hutnak, all of Cullman.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, in the chapel of Weatherford Mortuary. A Scripture reading will follow at 8 p.m.
The family requests any memorials be in the form of donations to the Oak Ridge Humane Society, 1345 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Suite 366, Oak Ridge, TN 37830.
Annie Mae Bennett Slaton
Former Oak Ridge resident
Annie Mae Slaton, 83, of Chattanooga, died Monday, Feb. 15, 1999, at Chattanooga Memorial Hospital.
Mrs. Slaton was a former resident of Oak Ridge.
She is survived by her children, Donald C. Bennett of Cleveland, Tenn., Carl V. Bennett of Washington, Mo., and Marvene B. Bryant of Chattanooga; and by 13 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Her husband, Carl V. Bennett, died earlier. Two other children, Glenda Bennett Hughes and Joel Bennett, and two brothers and a sister, Curtis Tucker, Aubrey Tucker and Beatrice Marshall, also died earlier.
The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 18, at McCarty's Woodhaven Chapel in Claxton with the Rev. Wayne McMillan officiating.
Burial will follow at McCarty Woodhaven Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Nicholas Elliott Jeansonne
Infant son of Powell couple
Nicholas Elliott Jeansonne died Sunday, Feb. 15, 2004, at St. Mary's Health Systems in Knoxville.
Born Feb. 11, 2004, he was the son of Jason and Carmen Jeansonne of Powell.
He was preceded in death by his great-grandfather, Leonard Garcar; two great-grandmothers, Mary Haberkorn and Eura Jeansonne; and by an uncle, Kevin Swabe.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his grandparents, Ginny and Jim Jeansonne and Karen and Greg Swabe; his great-grandparents, Evelyn Collopy and Robert and Phyllis Swabe; his aunts and uncles, Drew Jeansonne, Kelly Clemmer and husband, Jason, Kristen Swabe and Gretchen Swabe; and by two cousins, Alexander Clemmer and Benjamin Clemmer.
A funeral Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2004, at All Saints Catholic Church in Knoxville with the Rev. Chris Michelson and the Rev. Michael Woods officiating.
Burial will be at Highland Memorial Cemetery. Jim Jeansonne, Greg Swabe, Robert Swabe and Drew Jeansonne will serve as pallbearers.
The family said they would like to thank the nurses in the Neonatel Intensive Care Unit at St. Mary's and the nurses and staff at the Women's Pavillion at St. Mary's as well as Dr. Suvarna.
The family requests that any memorials be in the form of contributions to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, 900 E. Oak Hill Ave., Knoxville, TN 37917.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 17, at the church with a vigil service at 7:30 p.m.
Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel in Knoxville is in charge of arrangements.