William Earl Duff
Former Oak Ridge resident
William Earl Duff, 70, of Knoxville, died Thursday morning, Feb. 15, 2001, in Jefferson City.
Mr. Duff was a former resident of Oak Ridge. He was the son of W.R. and Hattie Duff, who are deceased.
He is survived by his sons, Mark Duff and Nathan Duff; his daughters, Julia Duff and Patti Duff Long; his son-in-law, Tony Long; his daughters-in-law, Mary Claire Duff and Emily Duff; and his grandchildren, Matthew, Melissa and Morgan Duff.
A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20, in the chapel of Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church in West Knoxville.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the church.
Allen Funeral Home in Morristown is handling arrangements.
Bobbie Jackson Krey
Sister of Patsy Sisson
Bobbie Jackson Krey, 72, a resident of Austin, Texas, and a former resident of Coalfield, died Sunday, Feb. 17, 2002, at the Retirement and Nursing Center in Austin.
Born May 22, 1929, in Coalfield, she was the daughter of Ezra "Buck" and Carrie Ruffner Jackson, who are deceased.
Mrs. Krey was a member of Second Baptist Church of Clinton.
She had been employed by the former Magnet Mills and the Clinton Courier-News, both in Clinton, and by the Department of Energy in Oak Ridge. She retired from the Texas Department of Health and Human Services in Austin.
Mrs. Krey is survived by her husband, Terry F. Krey; her sister, Patsy Sisson of Oak Ridge; and two brothers, Herman Jackson and his wife, Lottie, of Coalfield and Fred Jackson and his wife, Vevdyne, of Dayton, Ohio.
She is also survived by two stepdaughters, Camilla Meredith and her husband, Carl, of Atlanta, Ga., and Margaret Nelson and her husband, Murial, of Asheville, N.C.; three aunts, Marjorie Buxton of Oak Ridge, Edith Gunter of Dayton, Ohio, and Lucille Ruffner of Coalfield; and by 14 nieces and nephews, 14 grandnieces and grandnephews, a great-grandnephew and numerous cousins.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers-in-law, W.D. Sisson Jr. and Mark Brasford.
The body is to be cremated. All Faith Funeral Home in Austin, Texas, is in charge of arrangements.
Beulah Webster Long
Black Oak Baptist member
Beulah Omeda Adaline Webster Long, 93, of Clinton, died Monday, Feb. 18, 2002, at Mariner Health of Norris.
She was born March 30, 1908, in Anderson County, the daughter of Millard Judson and Maggie Smiddy Webster.
She married Kelley Long in 1936 in Anderson County and moved to the Black Oak community of Clinton where she lived all her life. Her husband died earlier.
Mrs. Long was a faithful member of Black Oak Baptist Church in Clinton where she had taught Sunday school and Bible school. The church gave her a plaque for her more than 40 years of service in Bible school.
She was a member of the Women's Missionary Union, the Anderson County Home Demonstration Club and the American Association of Retired Persons.
Her family said she loved fishing, gardening, flowers and helping family and friends.
Mrs. Long is survived by her sisters-in-law, Effie Webster, Blanche Long and Blanche Webster, all of Clinton; several nieces and nephews, including those she considered special, Pam Lowery, Naomi Long and the Rev. Paul Larry Webster, all of Clinton; and several grandnieces, grandnephews and great-grandnieces and great-grandnephews.
Ailene Huckaby and Mary Long Sprouse were her devoted caretakers.
In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Long was preceded in death by her brothers and sisters, Theo Webster, Edgar Webster, Boyd Webster, Paul D. Webster, Charlie Webster, Madge Leinart, Ruby Cooper, Delta Wallace and Juanita Hughes.
The funeral will be held at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, at Black Oak Baptist Church in Clinton with the Rev. Larry Webster and the Rev. Joe Bridges officiating.
A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, at Black Oak Baptist Church cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the church.
Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton is handling the arrangements.
Alma Jeanne Boyer
Retired Anderson County teacher
Alma Jeanne Boyer, 75, of Andersonville, died Monday, Feb. 18, 2002, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.
Born June 13, 1926, in Briceville, she was the daughter of Ellis P. and Emma Jean Scarbrough Patton, who are deceased. She was a graduate of the University of Tennessee with a degree in education.
Mrs. Boyer was a retired teacher with Anderson County schools. She taught at both Fairview and Norris elementary schools.
She was a member of Andersonville United Methodist Church and a member of the Order of Eastern Star, Clinch Valley Chapter No. 369. Her family said she was an avid fan of UT sports.
Mrs. Boyer is survived by her husband, Boyce Marvin "Snooky" Boyer; her son, Larry Williams and his wife Marsha, of Knoxville; two grandchildren, Dwayne Williams of Hammond, Ind., and Michelle Williams of Knoxville; and her brother, Benny Patton of Knoxville.
She is also survived by her sister-in-law, Carolyn "Susie" Scruggs and her husband Kenneth, of Clinton; and a nephew, James Ellis Patton, and two nieces, Linda Nance and Nancy Carden, all of Lake City.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Boyer was preceded in death by two brothers, Ellis "Sonny" Patton and Jackie Patton.
A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, at Norris Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Ken Abbott officiating.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight, Feb. 19, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton.
Sandra Parker Graves
Wife of Ben Graves
Sandra Parker Graves, 51, of Clinton, died Wednesday, Feb. 17, 1999, at St. Mary's Health System, Knoxville.
Mrs. Graves was the wife of Ben Graves, owner of Ben's Home Center, who survives her. She and her husband were married in Morristown in 1969.
She was born in Grainger County on Oct. 10, 1947.
Mrs. Graves was a member of Beta Sigma Phi sorority and the Ladies of the Elks auxiliary. She was a Baptist.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by her mother, Eloise Maney Parker of Morristown; two brothers, Eddie Parker and Jay Parker, both of Morristown; and four sisters, Gloria Hibbard, Dawn Rogers and Debbie Courtney, all of Morristown, and Shadelene McBee of Whiteville.
Her father, Milburn J. Parker, died earlier.
The graveside service will be private.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 19, at McCarty-Martin Oak Ridge Funeral Home.
Paul Bunch Jr.
Paul Bunch Jr., 65, of Claxton, died Tuesday, Feb. 16, 1999, at his home.
Mr. Bunch is survived by his wife, Carol Bunch; two sons, Brian Bunch and Michael Bunch and his wife, Sherri; his brother, James Bunch and his wife, Sue; four sisters, Velma Schrader and her husband, Don, Shirley Seier and her husband, James, Pat Smith and her husband, Tom, and Carolyn Braden and her husband, Huck; and a grandson.
The funeral will be held at 8 tonight, Feb. 18, at McCarty's Woodhaven Chapel in Claxton with the Rev. John Burleson and the Rev. Charles Fritts officiating.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 19, at Woodhaven Memorial Gardens in Claxton.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight at the funeral home.
Jerome Travis Threat, 36, of Knoxville, died Wednesday, Feb. 17, 1999, at St. Mary's Health System, Knoxville.
Mr. Threat was born in Oak Ridge on Jan. 30, 1963, and was a 1982 graduate of Oak Ridge High School. He was the son of Willie Lois Threat Jones of Oak Ridge and the stepson of the Rev. Lloyd Jones. His father, Dewey Anderson Jr., is deceased.
He was employed as a copy consultant for Baptist Hospital in Knoxville.
Mr. Threat enjoyed drawing and other artwork. He had worked with the Oak Ridge Boys Club in arts and crafts for several years.
In addition to his mother and stepfather, he is survived by his life partner, Randy A. Patridge; his maternal grandmother, Minnie Threat of Oak Ridge; his aunt, Katie Strickland of Oak Ridge; and three brothers, Clarence Fitzgerald Threat, Troy Anthony Threat and Victor Courtney Threat and his wife, Jackie, all of Oak Ridge.
Mr. Threat is also survived by three nieces, Tanisha Threat and Treasure Threat, both of Oak Ridge, and Amber Loy of Knoxville; and two nephews, Clarence Threat Jr. of Oak Ridge and Tevin Loy of Knoxville.
The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, at Oak Valley Baptist Church with the Rev. Hardil Thomas officiating. The Rev. Lloyd Jones will give the eulogy.
Burial will follow at Oak Ridge Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday at the church.
The family requests any memorials be in the form of donations to ARK of Knoxville, 109 Northshore Drive, Suite 411, Knoxville, TN 37919; or to the National Kidney Foundation of East Tennessee, 4450 Walker Blvd., Suite 2, Knoxville, TN 37917-1523.
Weatherford Mortuary is handling arrangements.