Arthur DuBignon 'A.D.' Horton
Former Oak Ridge resident
Arthur DuBignon "A.D." Horton, 87, of Stuart, Fla., died Friday, Feb. 20, 2004, the home of his daughter, Kathleen, in Orange Park, Fla.
Born Aug. 5, 1916, in Birmingham, Ala., he was the son of Edgar C. and Carrie Belle G. Horton. His father was the weatherman of Birmingham for over 50 years. His parents raised their five children in the weather bureau.
Mr. Horton graduated from Birmingham Southern College with a bachelor's degree in chemistry. He was an active alumni for over 60 years. He was employed by Union Carbide in Oak Ridge for 35 years as an analytical chemist and gas chromatographer. He became a charter member of the United Church Chapel on the Hill in October 1943. He sang in he chapel choir until 1987. While in Oak Ridge he was also a member of the Oak Ridge Community Chorus and the Savoyards.
Mr. Horton and his wife, Marianne, lived in Stuart since April 2002.
His wife of 54 years, Ethel J. Horton; a son-in-law, Wm. Pat Arnold; and his brother and three sisters, also died earlier.
In addition to his wife, Marianne, Mr. Horton is survived by two daughters, Carolyn Simpson and husband, Scott, and Kathleen Arnold; two stepdaughters, Judy Valentine and husband, Jim, and Nancy Miner and husband, Jack Williamson; five grandchildren, Daniel Moore and wife, Janey, William Moore and wife, Elizabeth, Patrick Arnold and wife, Darleen, John Arnold and Nicholas Arnold; and by six stepgrandchildren, Regina Simpson, Allen Simpson and wife, Sharon, Mike Valentine, Doug Valentine and wife, Melissa, Debbie Manis and husband, Dave, and Tim Miner.
He is also survived by 10 great-grandchildren, Nicole Moore, Benjamin Moore, Emily Moore, Tara Leigh Simpson, Marissa Valentine, Mariah Valentine, Dawson Valentine, Charlotte Valentine, Samantha Manis and Ben Manis.
Mr. Horton is buried at United Church Memorial Garden.
A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, 2004, at United Church Chapel on the Hill with the Rev. Dr. Boyd Carter officiating.
The family requests that any memorials be in the form of contributions to the music department at United Church Chapel on the Hill, 85 Kentucky Ave., Oak Ridge, TN 37830, or to a hospice of the donor's choice.
Robert Jeffrey Stover
Family in Oliver Springs/Coalfield
Robert Jeffery Stover, 49, of LaPorte, Ind., died Saturday, Feb. 21, 2004, at his home.
Born June 22, 1954, in LaPorte, he was the son of Pauline Brooks Stover of LaPorte and Samuel Stover, now deceased.
He had worked in the construction industry and was also an auto mechanic. He had spent the last few years staying home to take care of his mother.
In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a son, Robert Jeffery Stover Jr.; two brothers and a sister, James Stover, Jerry Stover and Martha Reed; and by his stepfather, Raymond Willoughby.
In addition to his mother, Mr. Stover is survived by his daughter, Michelle Shelton of Oliver Springs; his son, Matthew Stover and wife, Melissa, of Troy, Ohio; and three grandchildren, Dillon Shelton, Emily Stover and Alex Stover.
He is also survived by two sisters and a brother, Margaret Walls of Coalfield, and Doris Cox and John Stover, both of LaPorte; and by several nieces and nephews.
A private family service was to be held Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2004, at Cutler Funeral Home in LaPorte.
Lois Elaine Dennis
Resident of Continuum Courtyards
Lois Elaine Dennis, 88, died Sunday, Feb. 22, 2004, at Continuum Courtyards of Oak Ridge.
Born Dec. 17, 1915, in Michigan, she was the daughter of William and Frida Kent.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Claude B. Dennis, and by a grandson, Michael C. Dennis.
Mrs. Dennis is survived by her son, B.L. Dennis; two sisters, Memorie Jean Peterson of Mountain Home, Idaho, and Joan Thomas of Michigan; her brother, Clifford Kent of Montague, Mich.; three grandchildren, Lorie Dew of Knoxville, Lisa Henson of Clinton and Mark Dennis of Panama City, Fla.; and by several great-grandchildren.
A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2004, at Woodhaven Memorial Gardens in Claxton.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 24, at Woodhaven Funeral Home in Claxton.
Norene Helen Pruett
Oak Ridge resident
Norene Helen Pruett, 82, of Oak Ridge, died Tuesday, Feb. 23, 1999, at Briarcliff Health Care Center.
Mrs. Pruett is survived by her son, James R. Davis of Savannah, Ga.; three daughters, Maxine D. Rice of Camden, Jean Crowe of Knoxville and Lisa Smith and her husband, Leon, of Oak Ridge; and three brothers, Henry Taylor and his wife, Vera, of Florida, Eugene Taylor and his wife, Lois, of Tampa, Fla., and Julius Taylor and his wife, Mary, of Lyles.
A graveside service was to be held at 2 this afternoon, Feb. 24, at Oak Ridge Memorial Park with the Rev. Steve McDonald officiating.
The family requests any memorials be in the form of donations to the American Cancer Society, in care of Lee Costanzo, 103 Case Lane, Oak Ridge, TN 37830.
Weatherford Mortuary handled arrangements.
Frank J. Haney
Batley Baptist member
Frank J. Haney, 76, of Clinton, died Tuesday, Feb. 23, 1999, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.
A lifelong resident of this area, Mr. Haney was a member of Batley Baptist Church and enjoyed attending services, the family said.
Before becoming disabled in 1962, he worked at the Oak Ridge Hospital and for the Oak Ridge schools.
He was born in Anderson County on March 12, 1922, the son of Jake and Allie Brooks Haney. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and received two Bronze Stars.
Mr. Haney is survived by his wife, Bonnie Seeber Haney; his son, Jesse Haney and his wife, Debbie, of Clinton; and by his grandson, Wayne Haney of Clinton.
His sister, Linda Hendricks, and five brothers, Lonas Haney, Tommy Haney, Oscar Haney, Johnny Haney and Emmett Haney, died earlier.
The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 25, at Batley Baptist Church with the Rev. Howard Robbins and the Rev. Luke Kidwell officiating.
Burial will follow at Batley Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 tonight, Feb. 24, at Sharp Funeral Home in Oliver Springs.
Bailey King Lively
Oliver Springs infant
Bailey King Lively, the infant son of Allan and Kimberly Lively of Oliver Springs, died Monday, Feb. 22, 1999, at the University of Tennessee Medical Center at Knoxville.
In addition to his parents, Bailey is survived by his grandparents, Glenn Lively and his wife, Diane, of Oliver Springs and Sharon Hamby, also of Oliver Springs; his great-grandparents, the Rev. Hildon Lively and his wife, Ruth, of Oliver Springs, Helen Goodwin, also of Oliver Springs, and Ruby Clark of Clinton; his uncle, Brandon Lively of Oliver Springs; and two aunts, Stephanie Toomey and Helen Alexander, both of Oak Ridge.
A graveside service was to be held at 1 this afternoon, Feb. 24, at Oliver Springs Cemetery with the Rev. Steve McDonald officiating.
Sharp Funeral Home in Oliver Springs handled arrangements.
Mary Davis Smith
Oak Ridge resident
Mary Marguerite Davis Smith, 93, of Oak Ridge, died Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2000, at NHC HealthCare of Oak Ridge.
Mrs. Smith is survived by her daughter, Emily Eatherly of Oak Ridge.
A graveside service will be conducted at a later date at Hillcrest Memorial Park in Bakersfield, Calif.
McCarty-Martin Oak Ridge Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
Lorene Geneva Murphy
Oak Ridge resident
Lorene Geneva Murphy, 89, of Oak Ridge, died Sunday, Feb. 24, 2002, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.
Mrs. Murphy is survived by her husband, Charles Henry Murphy; her son, Charles Emmitt Murphy and his wife Patricia Elaine Murphy, of Kingston; and her daughter, Gennalee Elizabeth Atteberry and her husband, Loy Atteberry, of DeSoto, Texas.
A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, at Anderson Memorial Gardens, 640 Oliver Springs Highway, Clinton, with the Rev. Matthew S. Prince officiating.
The family requests that any memorials be in the form of donations to "Thru the Bible" Radio, P.O. Box 7100, Pasadena, CA 91109-7100.
Weatherford Mortuary is handling the arrangements.
Father of Sandra Bryant
Charlie Hayes, 86, of Atlanta, Ga., formerly of Columbus, Ga., died Saturday, Feb. 22, 2003, at Haven House Hospice in Atlanta.
Born April 16, 1916, in LaGrange, Ga., he was the son of Hubert Hayes and Allie Mae Brooks. He had lived in Columbus since 1955 and attended Southside Baptist Church.
A retired master sergeant, he was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and the Korean War. He had been a prisoner of war in World War II and received the Purple Heart after being wounded in combat in Korea. He retired in 1964 with 33 years' service.
He is survived by his daughters, Sandra Bryant and husband, John, of Oak Ridge, and Jo Ponzillo and husband, Mark, of Atlanta; two granddaughters and one grandson. His family said he had many friends and thankful admirers.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Grace Lee Hayes.
A graveside service was conducted at noon Monday, Feb. 24, at Main Post Cemetery, Fort Benning, Ga. Striffler-Hambly Mortuary in Columbus was in charge of arrangements.