Gertrude Evelyn Nenon
Former Oak Ridge resident
Gertrude Evelyn Nenon died Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2004, in Winston-Salem, N.C., where she made her home for the past three years.
She had been a resident of Oak Ridge since 1944 and was a charter member and secretary at Glenwood Baptist Church for its first 31 years.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John Nenon, and by her brother, Donnie Frey.
Mrs. Nenon is survived by her daughter, Monerva Fox of Winston-Salem; her grandchildren, Steven and Marie Fox of Benson, N.C., David Fox of Oak Ridge, and Mike and Christy Fox of Madison, N.C.; her great-grandchild, Sarah Fox of Madison; and by her sister-in-law, Agnes Frey of Nashville.
The family requests any memorials be in the form of contributions to Winston-Salem Rehabilitation and Heathcare Center, 1900 W. First St., Winston-Salem, NC 27104.
Vogler and Sons Inc. in Winston-Salem is in charge of arrangements.
Lake City resident
Eugene Jobe, 71, of Lake City died Sunday, Feb. 21, 1999, at Fort Sanders Parkwest Medical Center in Knoxville.
Surivors include his wife, Hazel Jobe; a daughter and son-in-law, Susan and Paul Gunn of Mount Juliet; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Mary and Howard Enix and Reba and Olus Carroll, all of Lake City, and Doris and Toby Ridenour of Clinton; and one brother and sister-in-law, Donnie and Nancy Jobe of Merrillville, Ind.; and two grandchildren.
The funeral will be held at 8 tonight, Feb. 23, 1999, in the chapel of Cox-Martin Funeral Home in Lake City. The Rev. Paul T. Gunn will officiate.
A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24, 1999, at Oak Ridge Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight at the funeral home.
Cleveland Jones Jr.
Former Bechtel employee
Cleveland Jones Jr., 64, of Clinton, died Monday, Feb. 21, 2000, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.
Mr. Jones came to Oak Ridge approximately 10 years ago from Chillicothe, Ohio. He was formerly director of Human Resources with Bechtel Jacobs Corp.
He was born Sept. 11, 1935, in Bloomburg, Texas, the son of Cleveland Jones Sr. and Willie Mae Belford Jones, who are deceased. He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and served from 1959 to 1964.
Mr. Jones held a master's degree in business administration from Ohio University. He was a member of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity and a member of the American Management Association.
He was a teacher and coach in the school systems of Kansas City, Kan., and Steinauer, Neb. He had also owned his own business, Inside Out, a management consulting firm.
Mr. Jones' interests included photography, boating, motorcycling and antiquing.
He is survived by his son, the Rev. Leland Jones Sr. and his wife, Norma Jean, of Atlanta, Ga.; his daughter, Valerie LaVon Wright and her husband, Stephan, of Akron, Ohio; a brother and a sister, Johnny Jones and Diane Brown, both of Oakland, Calif.; three grandchildren, Tiara Jones, Leland Jones Jr. and Sharonne Temple; a great-grandchild, JonTara West; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.
Ardie Heggie Jones of Akron was his former wife and "treasured friend."
The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26, in the chapel of Weatherford Mortuary with the Rev. Leland Jones Sr. officiating.
A private graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 28, at Greenlawn Cemetery in Akron. Stewart & Calhoun Funeral Home in Akron is handling the burial.
The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the mortuary.
Retired MMES supervisor
W.A. Wallis, 76, of Oak Ridge, died Saturday, Feb. 22, 2003, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.
Born Feb. 23, 1926, in Childersburg, Ala., he was the son of Walter and Annie Mae Wallis.
Mr. Wallis was a retired supervisor with Martin Marietta Energy Systems. He enjoyed music, woodworking and playing pool.
He survived by his wife, Rose M. Wallis; daughters, Penelope Wallis of Knoxville and Melissa Ann Wallis Bacon and husband, Brian, of Heiskell; son, Keith Wallis; brother, Carey Wallis of Sylacauga, Ala.; sisters, Frances Brice and Mary Williams, both of Birmingham, Ala.; sisters-in-law, Deborah Kay Brown of Knoxville, Renee Gardner of Centerville, Va., and Celia Brown of Exeter, N.H.; and grandchildren, Nathan Irwin and Savannah Irwin, both of Knoxville.
There will be no funeral. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, at Weatherford Mortuary.
The Rev. Leon Weaver
Longtime head usher at Clinton Church of God
The Rev. Arthur Leon Weaver, 67, of Clinton, died Thursday, Feb. 20, 2003, at his residence.
He was born July 16, 1935 in Anderson County. He was a member of Clinton Church of God and had served as head usher for the past 42 years. He retired from M.K. Ferguson in Oak Ridge as a truck driver. He was a member of Teamsters Union Local No. 519 in Knoxville. He was a United States Army veteran.
He is survived by his wife, Bonnie LouJean Weaver; sons, Richard L. Weaver and wife, Janet, of Andersonville, and Mark Weaver and wife, Telesa, of Claxton; grandchildren, Travis, Lee and Kendra Weaver and Ashley and Jeremy Weaver; sisters, Elizabeth Ward of Castleton, Ill., Helen Verdick of Denton, Texas, and Faye Osborne and husband, Allen, of Clinton; brothers, Fred Weaver and wife, Linda, of Clinton, and Shelby Weaver and wife, Millie, of Evansville, Ind.; and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral was at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23, at Clinton Church of God. The Rev. Curtis Akers, the Rev. Dewayne Green and the Rev. Don Ambrose officiated. Burial followed at Woodhaven Memory Gardens in Claxton.
Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton was in charge of arrangements.
John W. Fleener
John W. Fleener, 88, passed away peacefully Thursday, Feb. 22, 2007, at his home.
Mr. Fleener worked at ORNL in Oak Ridge for 33 years. He was a veteran, staff sergeant, with the 101st Airborne during World War II where he received the Bronze Star and five Purple Hearts. He loved his beloved Missouri and California. He was also an avid gardener.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Anne Holland Fleener; two brothers; two sisters; and by one niece and nephew.
He is survived by his children, Dan and Audrey Fleenor of Dandridge, Tenn., and Lori Fleener and Elizabeth Hagan of Lenoir City; one grandchild, Rachel L. Fleener of Huntsville, Ala.; sisters-in-law, Jeanne Crowther of Huntington, W. Va., Mary Hitchcock and husband, Wilbur, of Oak Ridge, Tenn., Barbara Rorex of South Pittsburg; and by many nieces and nephews.
The funeral service will be held in the chapel of Weatherford Mortuary at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23, 2007, with the Rev. Dillard Hagan officiating. The graveside service, with military honors, will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, 2007, at Anderson Memorial Gardens.
The family requests, in lieu of flowers, that donations be made to Covenant Hospice, Fort Sanders Foundation, 1901 Clinch Ave., Knoxville, TN 37916, or to the American Cancer Society.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Weatherford Mortuary, Oak Ridge.
Elmore Ruth Levy Brooks
Mother of Fay Martin
Elmore Ruth Levy Brooks, 93, of Ontario, Canada, died Sunday, Feb. 21, 1999, at Dundas Manor in Winchester, Ontario.
She was the mother of Fay Martin of Oak Ridge.
Mrs. Brooks was born in Jamaica on Jan. 18, 1906. Her husband, Vivian Stanley Brooks, died in 1978, and a son, Calvin Ten Seung Ho Chung Quee, died earlier.
She and her sister, Eunice Ho Sang, now deceased, often visited Oak Ridge during the city's early years.
In addition to her local daughter and son-in-law, Murray John Martin, Mrs. Brooks is survived by four other children, Hazel Rowena Ho Chung Quee and her husband, Wing Kung Cheung of Hong Kong, Raymond Arthur Brooks and his wife Norma of Jamaica, David George St. Clair Brooks of Iroquois, Ontario, and Kathleen Elmore Vivian Lewis of Australia.
She is also survived by 17 grandchildren including Kathy Martin Holmes, Derek Martin, Karen Martin and Dr. Debra Martin Berry, all formerly of Oak Ridge; and by several great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be held Wednesday, Feb. 24, at Marsden-McLaughlin Funeral Home, 8 Beach St., Iroquois, Ontario, Canada, K0E 1K0.
William Eben Orr
Former Oak Ridge resident
William Eben Orr, 60, formerly of Oak Ridge, died Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2004, in Bridgeport, Ala.
Born May 5, 1943, he was the son of John and Myrtle Orr, both now deceased.
He was a 1961 graduate of Oak Ridge High School.
Mr. Orr is survived by two daughters and two grandchildren, Michelle Marla Orr of Athens and her children, Heather and Christopher, and Leah Gay Frost and husband, David, of Duluth, Ga.; and by one sister, Francis Mullins and husband, Buddy, of Bridgeport, Ala.
The body was cremated.
A family memorial will be held in the spring in Fontana, N.C. The ashes will be scattered on Orr Mountain.
Tate Funeral Home in Jasper is in charge of arrangements.
Albert J. Mallett
Former K-25 nuclear safety and engineering head
Albert J. Mallett, 95, of Oak Ridge, died Monday, Feb. 23, 2004, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.
Born Feb. 4, 1909, in Matamoras, Pa., he was the son of William H. and Martha Decker Mallett.
He received a bachelor's degree in chemistry in 1935 from Albright College in Reading, Pa., and a master's in education from Columbia University in New York, N.Y., in 1937. Mr. Mallett also completed courses in engineering at Lafayette College in Easton, Pa.
In 1940, while employed as a chemistry lab supervisor at Hercules Powder Co., he was a consultant for Union Carbide on the S.A.M. project and in 1944 he came to Oak Ridge, where he was a technical supervisor over the Nuclear Division of the Oak Ridge Gaseous Diffusion Plant. Mr. Mallett was promoted to supervisor of Nuclear Safety and Engineering Division in 1947 and again to department head of that division in 1961. He held that position until his retirement in 1973. He was a consultant for the Nuclear Safety and Engineering Division at Union Carbide's nuclear power station in Portsmouth, Ohio, until the late 1970s.
Mr. Mallett is survived by his wife of 58 years, Virginia L. Jones Mallett; two sons, John and Kenneth, both of Oak Ridge; a daughter-in-law, Debra Mallett, of Oak Ridge; three grandchildren, John Jr., Christopher and Lindsey; and by three great-grandchildren, Kylie Carroll, Timothy Mallett and Chloe Mallett.
The funeral will be at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2004, at Martin Oak Ridge Funeral Home.
A private graveside service will be Thursday, Feb. 26.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.