Bama Florence Kennedy
Mother of Douglas Kennedy
Bama Florence Kennedy, 93, of Oak Ridge, died Monday, Feb. 24, 2003, at Mariner Health Care Center in Norris.
Born April 27, 1909, in the community of Duke, Ala., she was the daughter of Tom and Jane Phillips Palmer.
She was a member of Heborn Baptist Church in Duke and a member of the Senior Sunday School Class at Robertsville Baptist Church in Oak Ridge.
She was the widow of Stanley Kennedy, who died Jan. 3, 1973.
She is survived by her son, Douglas Kennedy and wife, Christine, of Oak Ridge; grandchildren, Lynn Butler and husband, Al, of Duluth, Ga., and Norman Kennedy and wife, Karen, of Hixson; and great-grandchildren, Michelle Maxwell of Lawrenceville, Ga., and Bryan Kennedy and Sean Kennedy, both of Hixson.
The funeral will be at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28, in the chapel of Weatherford Mortuary. The Rev. Michael Prince will officiate. Private burial will take place at Crestwood Cemetery in Gadsden, Ala.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at the mortuary.
The family requests that memorials be made to Completing the Challenge, Robertsville Baptist Church, 251 Robertsville Road, Oak Ridge, TN 37830.
Edna Mae Boyd
Middle Creek Baptist Church member
Edna Mae Boyd, 89, of Morgan County's Back Valley community, died Monday, Feb. 24, 2003, at Harriman Health Care Center.
Born June 19, 1913, in Scott County, she was the daughter of Albert Davis and Nettie Foster Davis, both now deceased. She lived most all her life in Back Valley. She was a homemaker and a member of Middle Creek Baptist Church in Coalfield.
She is survived by her daughter, Wanda Cross and husband, J.W., of Coalfield; grandson, John Cross of Coalfield; brother, Albert "A.G." Davis of Quinlan, Texas; and sister, Alice Gaylor of Oliver Springs.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Franklin Boyd; son, Gormon Boyd; four brothers, Charles Davis, Richard Davis, Murl Davis and Pat Davis; and sister, Hilda Chitwood.
The funeral will be at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, in the chapel of Sharp Funeral Home in Oliver Springs with the Rev. Ronald Guthrie officiating. The graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26, at Liberty Cemetery in Wartburg.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Retired Y-12 mechanic; Wildcat fan
Bruce Brewer "B.B." Coulter, 86, of Columbus, Ohio, died Wednesday, Feb. 24, 1999, at Forest Hills Center in Columbus.
Mr. Coulter had retired from Union Carbide Nuclear Division in 1977 after 29 years as a mechanic at the Oak Ridge Y-12 Plant.
A former resident of Rhea County, he lived in Oak Ridge for more than 50 years where he raised his family and cultivated a lifelong friendship with local high school and college sports. He was known to many as a die-hard Oak Ridge Wildcat fan and was a longtime fixture at nearly all Wildcat football and basketball games.
Mr. Coulter was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church of Oak Ridge.
He is survived by his wife, Opal Haynes Coulter; three children, Sandy Anderson of Satellite Beach, Fla., Ron Coulter of Columbus and William Bruce Coulter of Canton, Ga.; two sisters, Katherine Moore of Spartanburg, S.C., and Jo Ann Coulter of Graysville; three brothers, Frank A. Coulter and James A. Coulter, both of Hixson, and Walter F. Coulter of Graysville; and by 12 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be held at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 26, in the chapel of McCarty-Martin Oak Ridge Funeral Home with the Rev. Michael Johnson officiating.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, at Abel Cemetery in Dayton.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
The family requests any memorials be in the form of donations to the Alzheimer's Association, Eastern Tennessee Chapter, 1924 Alcoa Highway, Knoxville, TN 37920.
Dorothy Peck McAllister
Sister of Henrietta Wintenberg
Dorothy Peck McAllister of Corpus Christi, Texas, died Sunday, Feb. 14, 1999, at Corpus Christi Hospital.
Mrs. McAllister was the sister of Henrietta Wintenberg of Oak Ridge.
She grew up on a farm in the area of Oak Ridge where the Oak Ridge Mall and the Catholic, First Methodist, Episcopal and Lutheran churches are located today.
Mrs. McAllister graduated from Lincoln Memorial University and received a master of arts degree from the University of Tennessee. She taught at Del Mar College, at the University of Corpus Christi and in the Corpus Christi public schools.
In addition to her local sister, she is survived by her husband, Lewis McAllister; her son, Clark McAllister and his wife, Mary, of Corpus Christi; her daughter, Louann McAllister Jones and her husband, Earl, of Clovis, Calif.; and three grandchildren, Nancy and Elliott McAllister of Corpus Christi and Ian Jones of Clovis.
Mrs. McAllister is also survived by two other sisters, Irene Perry of Foley, Ala., and Mildred Galyon of Knoxville; and her brother, J. Boyd Peck of Philadelphia, Tenn.
A memorial service will be held at Anderson Memorial Gardens at a later date.
Oak Ridge resident
Bonnie N. East, 63, of Oak Ridge, died at 10:20 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 23, 1999, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.
Mrs. East is survived by her husband, Henry East; her mother, Ethel Tays; two sons, Gary Waldroup and his wife, Sharon, and Gregory Waldroup and his wife, Anna; two sisters, Maxine Duncan and her husband, Sam, and Jo Cable and her husband, Mike; her brother, Bobby Tays and his wife, Charlotte; and by several nieces and grandchildren.
The funeral will be held at 8 tonight, Feb. 25, in the chapel of McCarty-Martin Oak Ridge Funeral Home with the Rev. Steve McDonald officiating.
Family and friends will assemble at 10:45 a.m. Friday, Feb. 26, at Lenoir City Cemetery for an 11 a.m. graveside service.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight at the funeral home.
Willie Williams Jr.
Peace & Goodwill Baptist member
Willie "Shoe Shine" Williams Jr. of Knoxville died Saturday, Feb. 20, 1999, in Knoxville.
Mr. Williams was a member of Peace & Goodwill Baptist Church in Knoxville.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy "Janie" Williams of 248 S. Dillard Ave.; his children, Durian, Daisha, Danielle (HA) and Willie Williams III; his parents, the Rev. Willie Williams Sr. and Deborah E. Henry; and his grandfather, Jesse Debro.
Mr. Williams is also survived by his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Orin and Ethel Sykes; and by several brothers, sisters, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.
The funeral will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, at Greater Warner AME Zion Church, Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, Knoxville. The Rev. John Jordan will officiate.
Burial will follow at New Gray Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the church.
Jarnigan & Son Mortuary in Knoxville is handling arrangements.
Verlin Lillard Foust
Lake City resident
Verlin Lillard Foust, 71, of Lake City, died Wednesday, Feb. 24, 1999, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.
Mr. Foust is survived by his wife, Bonnie Foust; two sons, Verlin "Buddy" Foust Jr. of Lake City and Michael Lee Foust of Jacksboro; three daughters, Linda B. Musgrove of Clayton, N.C., Carolyn Ann Slover of Andersonville and Kathy L. Foust of Lake City; two brothers, Homer Foust of Morristown and Claude Foust of Michigan; and by 16 grandchildren.
The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, at Island Ford Baptist Church with the Rev. Charles Harness and the Rev. Lowell Elkins officiating.
Burial will follow at Island Ford Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 26, at Cox-Martin Funeral Home in Lake City.
Retired from Union Carbide
Thomas Braden, 85, of Oliver Springs, died Thursday, Feb. 22, 2001, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.
Mr. Braden was born Sept. 27, 1915, in Anderson County, the son of Cage Braden and Nancy Belle Patterson Braden. He was a lifelong resident of this area.
He had worked as a coal miner for 22 years and retired in 1978 from Union Carbide Nuclear Division after 18 years of service.
Mr. Braden attended Union Valley Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Sybil Braden; his sons, Ronald David Braden and Roger D. Braden and his wife, Tammy, all of Oliver Springs; his grandchildren, Debbie Spiegel of Marietta, Ga., Diane McDonnell of Glenn Rock, Pa., and Ralph McDonnell of New Jersey; his step-granddaughter, Ashley Spencer; his brother, Verlon Braden of Briceville; and his sister, Elsie Moore of Ohio.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter and two other sons: Barbara Lloyd, William Edgar Braden and Thomas Wayne Braden.
The funeral was held Saturday night, Feb. 24, in the chapel of Sharp Funeral Home in Oliver Springs. The Rev. Benny Braden and the Rev. Thomas Byrge officiated.
A graveside service was held Sunday afternoon, Feb. 25, at Frost Bottom Cemetery in Oliver Springs.