Cove Road Baptist member
Mamie Pennington, 88, of Oliver Springs, died Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2001, at Rockwood Health Care Center, Rockwood.
Mrs. Pennington was a member of Cove Road Primitive Baptist Church in Oliver Springs.
She was the daughter of John and Mattie Russell, who are deceased, and the widow of Audrey Pennington.
She is survived by her son, John Pennington and his wife, Peggy, of Oliver Springs; three brothers, Arnold Russell and Frank Russell and his wife, Betty, all of Oliver Springs, and Horace Russell and his wife, Vida, of Kingston; two grandchildren, Brad Pennington and his wife, Chasity, and Amanda Dison and her husband, Larry Joe Dison Jr., all of Oliver Springs; one great-grandson, Hunter Garrett Dison of Oliver Springs; and by a special niece, Joyce Miller and her husband, Fred, of Rockwood.
In addition to her husband and her parents, she was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Donna Sue Pennington, and by five brothers and three sisters: John Henry Russell, Harve Russell, Jim Russell, Billy Russell, Orville Russell, Sadie Smith, Daisy Massengill and Maudie Gallaher.
The funeral will be held at 8 tonight, March 1, in the chapel of Oliver Springs Mortuary. The Rev. Ronnie Crisp will officiate.
A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, March 2, at Indian Creek Cemetery in Oliver Springs.
The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 tonight at the mortuary.
Flossie Lee Davis
Flossie Lee Davis, 90, of Clinton, died Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2001, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.
Mrs. Davis is survived by her granddaughters, Mary Anne Cox of Oak Ridge and Teresa Madeline Gilbreath of Gallatin; her grandson, Boyd McLynn Gilbreath II of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; and her sister, Audrey Mae Bennett of Clinton.
A private graveside service will be held at Sunset Cemetery in Clinton.
Sharp Funeral Home in Oliver Springs is handling arrangements.
Everett Leonidas Sharp
Retired ORNL physicist
Everett Leonidas Sharp, 88, of Oak Ridge, died Sunday, Feb. 28, 1999, at Windwood Health and Rehabilitation Center in Clinton.
Mr. Sharp had been an Oak Ridge resident since 1944. He was retired from Union Carbide Nuclear Division as a physicist at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
He was active in the Democratic Party and served for 28 years as a member of the Anderson County Board of Commissioners. He was also a colonel on former Gov. Ray Blanton's 1976 staff.
Mr. Sharp was a member of First Baptist Church and formerly served the church as a deacon. A 32nd-degree Mason, he was a member of Master's Masonic Lodge No. 244 in Knoxville.
He was born in Cumberland Gap on Oct. 16, 1910, the son of Grover Scott and Lulah Emma Farris Sharp. He was a graduate of Lincoln Memorial University.
Mr. Sharp is survived by his daughter, Nollie Helen Sharp Jenne of Murfreesboro; two grandchildren, Michael Everett Jenne and his wife, Nan, and Matthew Earl Jenne and his fiancée, Erin Lawson, all of Cleveland, Tenn.; his sister, Virginia Sharp Heatherly of Baton Rouge, La.; and by four nieces and one nephew.
His wife, Madge Hale Sharp, died July 30, 1998, and his brother, Earl Wheeler Sharp, also died earlier.
The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 3, in the chapel of Weatherford Mortuary with the Rev. Larry Dipboye officiating.
Burial will follow at Anderson Memorial Gardens, Oliver Springs Highway, Clinton.
The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the mortuary.
The family requests any memorials be in the form of donations to First Baptist Church, 1101 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge, TN 37830; or to the American Cancer Society, Anderson County Unit, in care of Lee Costanzo, 103 Case Lane, Oak Ridge, TN 37830.
Elzy Jewell Hamm
Former Oak Ridge resident
Elzy Jewell Criswell Hamm, 89, of Lawrenceville, Ga., died Thursday, Feb. 25, 1999, in Lawrenceville.
Mrs. Hamm was a former resident of Oak Ridge. She was the widow of Thomas Campbell Hamm, who was retired from the Oak Ridge Y-12 Plant.
She was a native of Alcorn County, Miss. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Loganville, Ga.
Mrs. Hamm is survived by her daughter, Frances Barnard and her husband, Don, of Loganville and by six grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Her sisters and brothers, Luna Criswell, Pearl Mayo, Ed Criswell, Homer Criswell, Robert Criswell and James Criswell, died earlier.
The funeral was held Saturday night, Feb. 27, in the chapel of Tim Stewart Funeral Home in Lawrenceville with the Rev. Don Barnard officiating.
A graveside service was to be held at 3 this afternoon, March 1, at Oak Ridge Memorial Park.
Flowers will be accepted or any memorials may be made in the form of donations to the Mission Fund, in care of Calvary Baptist Church, 6320 Sandy Creek Road SW, Loganville, GA 30052.
William Ralph Cooper
William Ralph Cooper, 73, of Clinton, died at 6:20 p.m. Friday, Feb. 26, 1999, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.
Mr. Cooper is survived by his wife, June Cooper; his sister, Atha Webber of Clinton; and four children, Carol Nichols, Jolynn Bolinger, James Cooper and Maria Wisman, all of Clinton.
The funeral will be held at 8 tonight, March 1, in the chapel of Anderson County Funeral Home in Clinton.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight at the funeral home.
Howell James Hembree
Retired city employee
Howell James Hembree, 81, of Oak Ridge, died Thursday, Feb. 25, 1999, at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center in Knoxville.
Mr. Hembree retired from the city of Oak Ridge in 1979.
He served a short time with the U.S. Army during World War II before receiving a medical discharge.
Mr. Hembree was a member of Tuckaleechee Primitive Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Dorothy Sullivan Hembree; his daughter, Barbara Shuler and her husband, Lynn, of Oak Ridge; his grandson, Travis Shuler, also of Oak Ridge; his brothers and sisters-in-law, Thannah Hembree and Edna Trentham, both of Townsend, Paul Hembree of Walland, Lucy and Ray Huskey of Maryville, and Ruth Hembree of Kingston; and by several nieces and nephews.
The funeral was held Sunday night, Feb. 28, in the chapel of Memorial Funeral Home in Maryville with the Rev. Kenneth Sullivan officiating.
Family and friends were to meet at 1 this afternoon, March 1, at Oak Ridge Memorial Park for a graveside service.
True Light Baptist member
Zephrine Hall, 89, of Oak Ridge, died Friday, Feb. 26, 1999, at Briarcliff Health Care Center.
Mrs. Hall was a member of True Light Missionary Baptist Church of the Solway community. Her family said she had accepted Christ at an early age at Mount Nebo Baptist Church in Tuskegee, Ala.
She was born in Macon County, Ala., on Jan. 26, 1910, the daughter of Horace and Julia Fort.
Mrs. Hall was a member of Atomic Chapter No. 13 of the Order of Eastern Star.
She is survived by her sons, the Rev. Dozier McKinnon Sr. and his wife, Ora, and Lamar Hall and his wife, Rene, all of Oak Ridge; her sister, Bessie Bryant of Tuskegee; 13 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and by several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Another son, Lee E. Kennel, died earlier.
The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 4, at True Light Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Cecil Phillips officiating.
Burial will follow at Oak Ridge Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday at the church.
Weatherford Mortuary is handling arrangements.