Ralph R. Giles
Father of Bruce Giles
Ralph R. Giles, 79, of Kingsport, died Friday, Feb. 19, 1999, at the Wexford House in Kingsport.
Mr. Giles had retired after 35 years as a research chemist with Eastman Chemical Co.
Born in Oxford, Ga., Mr. Giles was a graduate of Oxford Junior College and Emory University. He taught chemistry at Berry College in Rome, Ga., before moving to Kingsport.
He was a member of the First Broad Street United Methodist Church in Kingsport for 53 years. He was also a member of the American Chemical Society, the Kingsport Theater Guild and the Renaissance Players.
Survivors include his wife, Alean Dahl Giles; a brother, William Giles and his wife Margaret of Jacksonville, Fla.; two sons, Bruce Giles of Oak Ridge and Chris Giles and his wife, Julie, of Signal Mountain, Tenn.; three grandchildren, Trenton Giles, Caitlin Giles and Laura Giles; and several nieces and nephews.
His parents, Florence M. and Ralph L. Giles, and a sister, Florence Cook, died earlier.
A graveside service was to be conducted at 10:30 this morning, Feb. 22, at Oak Hill Cemetery in Kingsport.
A memorial service was to follow at 11 this morning at First Broad Street United Methodist Church with the Rev. Charles T. Neal officiating. The family was to receive friends after the church service.
The family requests any memorials be in the form of donations to First Broad Street United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 1346, Kingsport, Tenn., 37662; or to Friends in Need Health Center, 618 Watauga St., Kingsport, Tenn., 37660.
Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home in downtown Kingsport was in charge of arrangements.
Robert Van Meter Hill
Retired EG&G employee
Robert Van Meter Hill, 71, of Clinton, died Thursday, Feb. 22, 2001, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.
Mr. Hill was retired from EG&G ORTEC in Oak Ridge. He also owned and operated H & H Trucking Co.
He was born Sept. 18, 1929, in Bayard, W.Va. Mr. Hill was a U.S. Coast Guard veteran of the Korean War. He was a Lutheran.
He is survived by his wife, Anna Rae Elliott Hill; his son, Charles Van Meter Hill and his wife, Janet, of Powell; his daughters, Kathryn Hill Taylor of Clinton and Rebecca Lynn Baldus and her husband, Thomas, of Powell; and his grandchildren, Whitney Hill, Russell Hill, Robbie Baldus, Abbey Taylor and Katie Taylor.
Mr. Hill is also survived by his sisters, Joy Biggs of Keyser, W.Va., and Betty Wilson of Petersburg, W.Va.; and his brothers, Bill Moorefield of Warfield, W.Va., and Alan Wilson of Louisville, Ky, and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, in the chapel of Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton. The Rev. Randy Roberts and the Rev. Steve Damos will officiate.
The family requests that any memorials be in the form of donations to the Clinton Public Library, 118 S. Hicks St., Clinton, TN 37716; or to a charity of the donor's choice.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Gail Weaver Hedden
Member of First United Methodist Church
Gail Weaver Hedden, 57, of Oak Ridge, died Saturday, Feb. 21, 2004, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.
Born Dec. 3, 1946, in Nashville, she was the daughter of Joe and Leona Lentz Weaver.
She was a member of First United Methodist Church, where she was fully active in Sunday school. She was also a charter member of First Place at the church. Ms. Hedden was a member of the Red Hat Society and the Power Squadron. She worked part time with the State of Tennessee in health and safety and with Oliver's Catering. Her family said she enjoyed ballroom dancing, was an avid reader, loved to travel and fulfilled her dream of living on a houseboat.
Ms. Hedden is survived by her son, Andy Hedden of Haines, Alaska; her daughter, Becky Hedden and fiancé, Patrick Hovan Jr., of Highlands Ranch, Colo.; her brother, Doug Weaver, of Oak Ridge; and by special friends, Rose Ann Hartman, Ted Atkinson, Bobby Nier and Rebecca Glover, all of Oak Ridge.
A memorial service will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2004, at First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Steve Martin officiating.
The family requests that any memorials be in the form of contributions to the American Cancer Society, c/o Lee Costanzo, 103 Case Lane, Oak Ridge, TN 37830.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m. Tuesday at the church.
Weatherford Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
Fred Alvin Wright
Fred Alvin Wright, 60, of Clinton, died Saturday, Feb. 21, 2004, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.
He was a member and deacon at Lakeview Baptist Church.
Born Aug. 1, 1943, in Knox County, he was the son of Tressie Wright, now deceased, and Arthur Wright of Clinton.
In addition to his father, Mr. Wright is survived by his wife, Joyce Wright; two daughters, Kim Barker and husband, Emory, and Lisa Long and husband, Charles; and by three grandchildren, Christopher Barker, Kayla Barker and Amanda Long, all of Clinton.
He is also survived by his mother- and father-in-law, James and Rose Bradshaw; his sister, Wilma Brooks and husband, Larry; two brothers, Willard Wright and wife, Pat, and Carl Wright and wife, Paula, all of Clinton; an uncle, Milas Stooksbury and wife, Lucille, of Knoxville; and by several nieces, nephews and extended family members.
The funeral will be at 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 23, 2004, in the chapel of Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton with the Rev. Glen Gamble and the Rev. Steve Merritt officiating.
A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 24, at Grandview Memorial Garden in Clinton.
The family requests that any memorials be in the form of contributions to Lakeview Baptist Church in Clinton.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
John D. Price
Former owner of Price Florist
John D. Price, 82, of Kingston died Friday, Feb. 20, 1999, at Rockwood Medical Center.
Mr. Price was the former owner of Price Florist of Oak Ridge, which he ran for 25 years.
Born Nov. 20, 1916, in Sevier County, he was the son of Issac and Bessie Price. Mr. Price came to Oak Ridge in 1943 as an employee at the Oak Ridge Y-12 Plant with Tennessee Eastman and continued with Union Carbide Nuclear Division until he retired in 1954 from the personnel department.
Mr. Price graduated from the University of Tennessee with a bachelor of science degree in commerce.
He was a member of the Oak Ridge Rotary Club, the Union Masonic Lodge No. 38, F&AM, in Kingston and the Scottish Rite. Mr. Price was also a member of the First Baptist Church in Kingston and for a number of years served as the church decorator.
He was active in boating, golf and other sports.
Mr. Price is survived by his wife, Hazel D. Price; his sister, Ersabelle Messamore of Knoxville; two brothers, Roe Price and the Rev. Brinkley Price, both of Philadelphia, Tenn.; and two nieces, Loris Sitzlar and Shirley Colyer of Kingston.
The funeral was held Saturday, Feb. 20, in the chapel of Kyker Funeral Home in Kingston with the Rev. Ronald Murray and the Rev. Roy Graves officiating. Raymond Rhinehart gave the eulogy.
A graveside service was conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 21, at Oak Memorial Park.
The Rev. Junior Lee Ledbetter
Former pastor of several churches
The Rev. Junior Lee Ledbetter, 67, of the Daysville community in Rockwood, died Saturday, Feb. 20, 1999, at Methodist Medical Center in Oak Ridge.
Mr. Ledbetter was a member of Mount Pisgah Baptist Church in Oliver Springs and was a former pastor of several area churches.
He was a member of the Rockwood Masonic Lodge No. 403, F&AM, and a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of the Korean War.
Mr. Ledbetter was retired from Martin Marietta Energy Systems as a lubricator at the Oak Ridge K-25 Site.
Survivors include his wife, Betty Ledbetter; his daughter, Diane Turpin and her husband, Johnny, of Harriman; two sons, Donnie Ledbetter and Dennis Ledbetter and his wife Beverly, all of Rockwood; his mother, Mattie Ledbetter of Harriman; his sister, Deloris Arnold of Nashville; four brothers, Tommy Ledbetter of Midtown, A.B. Ledbetter of Kingston, the Rev. Glen Ledbetter of Ten Mile and Charles Ledbetter of Grandview; and 13 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
His father, Clinton Ledbetter, and a son and a daughter, Danny Ledbetter and Debbie Webb, died earlier.
A Masonic memorial service will be conducted at 8 tonight, Feb. 22, in the chapel at Evans Mortuary in Rockwood. The funeral will follow, with the Rev. Pete Scarbrough and the Rev. Glen Ledbetter officiating.
A graveside service will take place at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the cemetery at Mount Pisgah Baptist Church. Members of the U.S. Marine Corps Honor Guard will conduct military rites with full honors.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight at the mortuary.
Elizabeth 'Liz' Prince
Former Oliver Springs resident
Elizabeth "Liz" Prince, 84, a resident of Portage, Ind., and formerly of Oliver Springs, died Monday, Feb. 15, 1999, in the Mary Bartz Hospice Center of Valparaiso, Ind.
A native of Oliver Springs, Mrs. Prince had lived in Indiana for the last 15 years. She was a member of Beech Park Baptist Church.
She was the widow of Rube Prince.
Mrs. Prince is survived by her son, Ruben Prince of Joliet, Ill.; her daughter, Mary Ruth Melton of Portage; and by five grandchildren, Allen, Sherry, Brenda, Jerry and Michael. She is also survived by 11 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandson.
In addition to her husband, her parents, Henry and Iowa Jackson Williams, and two sisters, Ruth Nichols and Leslie Williams, died earlier.
The funeral will be held at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 23, in the chapel of Sharp Funeral Home in Oliver Springs. The Rev. Gary Smith will officiate.
A graveside service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24, at Oliver Springs Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Freida Doris Bartley
Member of Oak Ridge Women's Club
Freida Doris Bartley, 69, of Clinton, died Friday, Feb. 20, 2004, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.
Born Oct. 6, 1934, in Rock Creek, Ky., she was the daughter of Jeff and Reba Stephens Anderson.
She was a member of First Baptist Church in Clinton and a former longtime member of Glenwood Baptist Church, where she sang in the choir. Mrs. Bartley was also an avid golfer and longtime member and officer of the South Hills Women's Golf Association. She was a member of Oak Ridge Women's Club.
Mrs. Bartley is survived by her husband, Robert E. Bartley; her son, Stewart Bartley and wife, Christina, of Alexandria, Va.; three sisters, Thelma Wright of Invernes, Fla., Wilma Neal and husband, Cecil, of Pine Knot, Ky., and Betty Lawson and husband, Robert, of Stearns, Ky.; two grandchildren, Erik Bartley and Emma Bartley; and by several nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be at 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 23, 2004, in the chapel of Weatherford Mortuary with the Rev. Herbert Lee and the Rev. Terry Baker officiating.
A graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 24, at Calvary Cemetery in Corbin, Ky.
The family requests that any memorials be in the form of contributions to Family Life Center Fund, First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 268, Clinton, TN 37717-0268.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the mortuary.