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MICHAEL CHRISTOPHER JONES
Michael Christopher Jones, 33, Blaine, died Thursday, March 25, 2010, peacefully while sleeping of natural causes.

He was born May 31, 1976 in Knoxville, however he lived in Oliver Springs and attended the Oliver Springs High School.

He had lived in Blaine for the past year.

He was enrolled and scheduled to begin college on May 3, 2010,

at Fountain Head in Knoxville.

He is survived by: Mother, Romona Jones of Blaine; grandmother and step-grandfather, Barbara and Lee Roy Smith of Blaine; great-grandmother, Myrtle Ruth Jones of Morgan County; sister, Ashley Lee and her husband, John of Oliver Springs; brothers, MacKenzey Longmire of Oliver Springs and Logan Brummett of Blaine; several nieces and nephews and special nephews, Lane and Chase Lee; uncle, James C. Maston of Blaine.

The family will receive friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Sunday, March 28, 2010, at Sharp Funeral Home.

The funeral will follow at 8 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Paul Thomas Hughes officiating.

Burial and graveside services will be held Monday, March 29, 2010, at Petros Cemetery.

Sharp Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

An online guest book is available at www.sharpfh.com


HEATHER ELLEN HENRY MAI
Heather Ellen Henry Mai, 45, died at 10:15 p.m. March 23, 2010, after a brief illness.

She was born Feb. 9, 1965, in Moscow, Idaho, and was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church.

She was first and foremost a devoted mother and wife who loved her family and her Catholic faith above everything. Her beautiful mind, devastating wit, and brilliant sense of humor gave us great joy, but we loved her for her loyalty and strength as well. Her courage as she faced her son’s battle with cancer and her own painful illnesses gave us all an example of perseverance and discipline.

Her strong will, uncompromising standards and fierce love brought out the best in every person around her.

She will be deeply missed by Ed, her husband of 22 years, and James, Christina and Sascha her children.

In addition to her immediate family she is survived by: Parents, Judy and Eugene Henry; brother, Nathan Henry and sister in law Paula; sisters, Shawna and Shannon Henry; many nieces, nephews and many special friends.

The family will receive friends from 5 – 8 p.m. Friday, March 26, 2010, at Weatherford Mortuary.

A Rosary Service will follow at 8 p.m.

The Funeral Mass will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, March 27, 2010, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heather Mai Memorial Fund at the Enrichment Federal Credit Union, 201 S. Illinois Ave., Oak Ridge, Tenn., 37830, for the children’s education will be appreciated.

An on-line guest book can be signed at www.weatherfordmortuary.com


ZENITH RAY JENNINGS
Zenith Ray Jennings, 83, Clinton, died Tuesday, March 23, 2010, at his home.

He was preceded in death by: Mother, Lora Yarnell Jennings; father, C. V. Jennings; brothers, Charles, Reuel and Paul Wesley Jennings; sisters, Dorothy Richardson and Ruth Yarnell Jennings; brothers-in-law, John Cecil, Robert Walker and Tom Richardson; special friend, Clarence Barnhart.

Survivors: Wife, Betty Dishner Jennings of Clinton; sons, Zenith Wayne Jennings and wife Beth of Concord, Calif., Wesley Kyle Jennings of Clinton; grandson, William Rice Jennings of Concord, Calif.; brother, Sam B. Jennings and wife Hilda of Clinton; sister, Louise Walker of Clinton; sister-in-law, Ruby Jennings of Chattanooga; several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 2- 3 p.m. Sunday, March 28, 2010, at St. Mark United Methodist Church in Clinton with funeral services following at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Wayne Hedrick officiating.

Interment will follow at Zion Baptist Cemetery in Claxton with full military honors by the Campbell County Honor Guard.

Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton is in charge of the funeral arrangements.

www.holleygamblefh.com.


SUSAN DIANE MURPHY
Susan Diane Murphy, 47, Johnson City, died March 25, 2010, of heart failure at Johnson City Medical Center.

She was the daughter of Thomas Lane and step-mother, Inez Lane, of Claxton.

She was 1980 graduate of Clinton High School and later earned a nursing degree at St. Mary's School of Nursing.

She was preceded in death by: Mother, Nancy Rhyne Lane; father, Thomas Lane; brother, Nicholas Lane; step-brother, Dwain Long.

Survivors: Step-mother, Inez Lane of Claxton; son, Benjamin Murphy and fiance Sharita Goosie of Knoxville; daughter, Brianna Sovern and husband Robert of Knoxville; grandchildren, Allison Murphy and Bobby Sovern; brothers, Chris Lane and wife Reba of Knoxville, Mark Lane of Claxton; nieces and nephews, Jessica, Trevor, Zachery, Elissa, Nichole, Gabriel, Savannah and Brooklyn; grandnieces, Abigail and Payton.

Memorials may be made to Inez Lane, 112 Valley Lane, Clinton, Tenn., 37716, to help pay expenses due to Susan's health condition.

The family will receive friends from 1 – 3 p.m. Saturday, March 27, 2010, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton with funeral services following in the chapel at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Rick Miller officiating.

Interment will follow at Woodhaven Memorial Gardens in Claxton.

www.holleygamblefh.com


FRED DANIEL
Fred Daniel, 70, Lafollette, died Tuesday, March 23, 2010, at the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville.

He was born Jan. 8, 1940, in Tazewell to the late Ernie and Oley Daniel.

He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He was a United States Army Veteran and retired from Ford Motor Company after 30 years of service to move back to Campbell County to build a beautiful home on Norris Lake.

He will be missed by all his family and friends.

He is survived by: Wife of 49 years, Louise Daniel of Lafollette; sons, Fredrick Dean Daniel of Monroe, Mich., Thomas Gene Daniel of Knoxville; daughter, Lisa Louise Hunley and husband Duane of Monroe, Mich.; brothers, Gene, Tony and Steve Daniel; sister, Shirley Scarpato and husband Roy; grandchildren, Daniel, Bailey, Julia, and Rene; great-grandchildren, Kaylee and Robert; many other family and friends who he loved.

The family will receive friends from noon – 4 p.m. Sunday, March 28, 2010, at Holley Gamble Funeral Home in Lake City with a funeral service to follow at 4 p.m. with the Rev. Charles Harness officiating.

Military Honors will be preformed at the funeral home by the Campbell County Honor Guard.

Holley Gamble Funeral Home in Lake City is in charge of all arrangements.


FRANKLIN MONROE SIMPSON
Franklin Monroe Simpson, 68, Oliver Springs, died peacefully Thursday, March 25, 2010, at his home.

He was born Jan. 22, 1942.

He was a lifelong resident of Oliver Springs.

He was a retired construction worker and a member of the Tuppertown Baptist Church where he was baptized by the late Bryson Pride.

His greatest pleasure in life was spending time with his grandchildren and having Sunday dinner with his mother, whom he loved more than life itself.

Additionally, he enjoyed listening to old-time music and watching western movies.

He was preceded in death by: Father, Bill Simpson; step-father, Dexter Russell; former wife, Donna Simpson; sister-in-law, Regina Hackworth; brothers-in-law, Randy Hackworth and Ray Byrge.

He is survived by: Mother, Roxie Russell; wife, Lisa Renea Simpson; son, Charles Leonard Simpson and his wife Carol, all of Oliver Springs; daughter, Angela Faye Wright and her husband Dudley of Clinton; grandchildren, Brittany, Courtney and Charles Franklin Simpson, Robby and Amber Faye Pierce and Sierra Alexis Wright; step-daughter, Amber Copenhaven and her husband Matt of Florida; step-grandchildren,

Jadin Paul Thomas and Chase Michael Copenhaven; in-laws, Johnnie and Rheba Hackworth of Oliver Springs; brothers, Donald Russell and wife Pat of Clinton, Larky Russell and wife Chris of Oliver Springs; sisters, Patsy Lively of Dyllis, Cathy Byrge, Shirley Tinker and husband Hayes, Debbie Bunch and husband Doug and Tammy Peters and husband Joe, all of Oliver Springs; several nieces, nephews, extended family members; several special friends and a very special friend, Brenda Jones.

The family will receive friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Saturday, March 27, 2010, at Sharp Funeral Home.

The funeral will follow at 8 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Ralph Wilson and Pastor Robbie Leach officiating.

Burial and graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 28, 2010, at Oliver Springs Cemetery.

Sharp Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

An online guest book is available at www.sharpfh.com


JAMES AUTHUR WEBB
James Authur Webb, 83, Lake City, died Friday, March 19, 2010, at his home.

He was born Dec. 25, 1926, in Anderson County to the late Hebert Brian and Bertha Luallen Webb.

He was a member of Longfield Baptist Church and enjoyed woodworking and spending time with family and friends. He was co-owner of the long-remembered Webb’s Store. He was an Army Veteran.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by: Son, Billy Joe Webb; brothers, Harry, Kenneth, and H.B. Jr. Webb; sister, Kathleen Webb.

Survivors: Wife, Jean Disney Webb of Lake City; son, Mark Webb of Lake City; daughter, Teresa Webb of Lake City; grandchildren, Tasha Nicole Webb, Miranda Brooke Webb, Chris Devin Webb, Hannah Webb, Heather Webb, Danielle Webb; several nieces, nephews and many friends.

Visitation was held from 6 – 8 p.m. Sunday, March 21, 2010, at Hatmaker Funeral Home in Lake City.

Funeral service was held at 8 p.m. Sunday, March 21, 2010, in the Hatmaker Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Mike Foust officiating.

Family and friends will met at 10:30 a.m. Monday, March 22, 2010, at Hatmaker Funeral Home to go in procession to Leach Cemetery in Lake City for an 11 a.m. interment.

You may also view James guestbook at www.hatmakerfuneralhome.com

Hatmaker Funeral Home, Lake City, was in charge of arrangements.


MISTY DAWN STIDHAM
Misty Dawn Stidham, 34, Seymour, died Friday, March 19, 2010, at her residence.

She was born March 8, 1976, in Anderson County.

She was a member of the Beech Grove Baptist Church. She enjoyed gardening, flowers and spending time with family and friends, especially her children.

She was preceded in death by: Grandparents, Helton Smith, Blanche Marie Smith and Mary Wilson.

Survivors: Husband, Shane Stidham of Seymour; father, Jim Wilson and wife Diana of Corryton; mother, Teresa Faulkner and husband Jeff of Knoxville; son, Trey Ridenour of Coalfield; daughter, Ali Ridenour, Andersonville; sister, Cheryl Ridenour of Maryville; step-sons, Brad and Blake Stidham of Seymour; step-brothers, Chad Faulkner of Seymour, Cody Faulkner of Seymour; step-sister, Joy Wilson of Knoxville; a host of other relatives and friends.

Visitation was held from 6 – 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 24, 2010, at Hatmaker Funeral Home in Lake City.

Funeral service was at 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 24, 2010, in the Hatmaker Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Tom Byrge officiating.

Family and friends will met at 11:15 a.m. Thursday, March 25, 2010, at Hatmaker Funeral Home to go in procession to the Indian Bluff Cemetery in Briceville for the noon interment.

You may also view a guestbook for Misty at www.hatmakerfuneralhome.com

Hatmaker Funeral Home, Lake City, was in charge of arrangements.


MATTIE ELIZABETH KELLY MOORE
Mattie Elizabeth Kelly Moore, 75, Richmond, Ky., died Tuesday, March 23, 2010, in Richmond following a short illness.

She was born Aug. 7, 1934, in Harlan, Ky.

She lived most of her life in Tennessee moving to Richmond five years ago.

She was a member of the Stevens Baptist Church in the Stevens Community in Morgan County.

She was preceded in death by: Husband, Herbert Moore; parents, Floyd Kelly and Ada Vanoy Kelly.

She is survived by: Sisters, Lilly Shell of Oliver Springs, Clista Kinney of Ages, Ky., Frances Harris and husband Jack of Ages, Ky., and Linda Sizemore and husband Carl of Richmond, Ky.; brother, Eldridge Kelly and wife Marceline of Kenvir, Ky.; a host of nieces, nephews and extended family members.

The family will receive friends from noon – 2 p.m. Friday, March 26, 2010, at Sharp Funeral Home.

Burial and graveside services will follow at Oak Ridge Memorial Park.

Sharp Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

An online guest book is available at www.sharpfh.com


LAURA C. SUMRELL
Laura C. Sumrell, 91, Oak Ridge, died Saturday, March 20, 2010.

She was born and raised in Westminster, Md. She had lived in Oak Ridge since 1988.

She is survived by: Husband of 57 years, Jesse Coleman Sumrell; sons, David Haines of Beacon, N.Y., Anthony Mehaffie Sr. of Hampstead, Md., Terry Sumrell of Smyrna; daughter, Mary Runkles of Harriman; brother, Bobby Haines of Westminster, Md.; sisters, Stella Chester of Baltimore, Md., Anna Bond of Hanover, Penn., Kitty Leurs of Westminster, Md.; 25 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren, 12 great-great-grandchildren; special friend of the family, Francis Gutman S.A.

She was preceded in death by her parents Mary Anna and Charles Lee Haines; by sons William Lawrence Mehaffie; Preston Mehaffie; by a brother Edward (Bud) Haines; and by sisters Mary Ellen Myers and Virginia (Ginny) Gill.

She graduated Westminster High School in 1935. She worked as a waitress, press operator for a sewing factory and a riveter for Glen L. Martin during World War II.

For the last 50 years she had been a housewife. She enjoyed gardening, music, bird watching and grandchildren.

She was a member of the Moose Senior Center and St. John's Catholic Church in Maryland; St. Mary's Church in Oak Ridge and Bethel Baptist Church in Harriman.

A Memorial Service will be held at noon Thursday, March 26, 2010, at Bethel Baptist Church in Harriman, with Pastor John Underwood officiating.

Memorial contributions can be made to Adventa Hospice Services, 1420 Dutch Valley Road, Suite C, Knoxville, Tenn. 37918.

Sharp Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

An online guest book is available at www.sharpfh.com.


LULA MAE PRUETT FOUST
Lula Mae Pruett Foust, 107, Clinton, died Sunday, March 21, 2010, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.

She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and will be sorely missed by her family.

She was born in Hancock County, Tenn., March 4, 1903, and moved to Anderson County at an early age. She graduated from Coal Creek High School, and Knoxville Business College. She married her high school sweetheart, Charlie Rufus Foust, Aug. 12, 1930.

They lived in Oliver Springs, where he managed the local White Store. After moving to South Clinton, they owned and operated Foust Grocery Store for a number of years. She was a long-time member of South Clinton Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by: Parents, Thomas Miller and Alice Coleman Pruett; husband, Charlie Rufus Foust; brothers, Calloway, White, Lyde, Everett, Turley, and Frank Pruett; sister, Luna Pruett Alexander; son-in-law, Leslie Earle Johnson; and great-granddaughter, Anessa Kay Hohman.

Survivors include: Daughter, Irma Foust Johnson of Farragut; son, Charles Dwight and wife Nancy Smiddy Foust of Chattanooga; daughter, Norma Foust and husband Lowell Hohman of Clinton; grandchildren, Denise Johnson and husband Dale Ray Jr. of Suwanee, Ga., Cheryl Johnson and husband Donnie Shanklin of Farragut, David Charles Johnson of Friendsville, Michael and wife Sheila Hohman of Clinton, Alan and wife Wendy Hohman of Oak Ridge, Callie Foust and husband Brian Adkins of Knoxville, Sheri Foust and husband Eric Gardzina of Brentwood; 16 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

The family received friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 23, 2010, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton.

The funeral service followed at 8 p.m. with Dr. Roger Pugh officiating.

Graveside services were at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 24, 2010, at Woodhaven Memorial Gardens in Claxton.

Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton is in charge of the arrangements.

www.holleygamblefh.com


BILLY D. MARTIN
Billy D. Martin, 77, a resident of Clinton, died Monday, March 22, 2010, at his home.

He was born July 19, 1932, in Nashville.

He moved to Oak Ridge in 1946. Following his Oak Ridge High School graduation in 1951, he started working at the K-25 federal plant. He continued his employment at K-25 until he was drafted into the United States Army in 1953, where he served his country during the Korean War. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Following his discharge, he began his career in 1955 at ORNL as a maintenance planning specialist. He worked at both the X-10 and Y-12 Federal Plants, retiring in 1993.

He was a member of the Memorial United Methodist Church, the ATLC and the Tennessee Real Estate Commission.

Additionally, he was a member of the Alpha Masonic Lodge #376 F& AM. He was a 32nd degree Master Mason and a member of the Scottish Rite of Free Masonry. He was also a member of the Kerbela Temple, where he served on the directors staff.

He was preceded in death by: Parents, Daniel B. Martin and Gretchen Williamson Martin Branscome; brothers, Samuel James Martin and Hugh Doyle Martin; step-father, Reuben Branscome.

He is survived by: Wife, Betty Sue Martin of Clinton; daughters, Jill Martin Berry and husband, James L. of Kodak, and Gretta Walden and husband, Jimmy of Broken Arrow, Okla.; grandchildren, Chandra and Daniel Berry of Kodak, Chris Walden and wife Allison and Diane Hamilton and husband, Brad of Broken Arrow, Okla.; uncle, Ray Williamson and wife Elynor of Nashville; brothers-in-law, Elden Blankenbeckler and wife Loretta of Milton, Ind., Curtis Blank of Harriman and Ronnie Blank of Oliver Springs; sisters-in-law, Gail Martin of Powell, Wilene Martin of Mt. Juliet, Jo Auchmoody and husband Lew of Ormond Beach, Fla., and Beverly Seiber and husband, Clayton Eugene of Harriman; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews and extended family members.

The family will receive friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 24, 2010, at Sharp Funeral Home.

The funeral will follow at 8 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Laurence Hesser officiating.

Burial and graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 25, 2010, at Oak Ridge Memorial Park with full military honors.

Sharp Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

An online guest book is available at www.sharpfh.com


ZELMA DAVIS
Zelma Davis, 72, Andersonville, died Friday March 19, 2010, at her residence.

She was a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.

She loved life and most of all loved going to church and was a member at Lone Mountain Missionary Baptist Church in Andersonville.

She was preceded in death by: Parents, Willie and Myrtle Keeler; husband, Samuel Tim Davis; sons, James and Freddie Davis; brothers, Robert and Gene Keeler; grandson, Timmy Davis.

Survivors: Sons, Billie Davis Sr. and wife Margaret of Andersonville, Sammy Davis and wife Darlene of Andersonville; daughters, Darlene Warwick and husband Leffew of Andersonville, Judy Williams of Andersonville.

She also leaves behind six grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

Her family received her friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Sunday, March 21, 2010, at Jones Mortuary in Clinton.

Her funeral service was at 2 p.m. Monday March 22, 2010, at Lone Mountain Missionary Baptist Church in Andersonville with the Rev. Timmy Hopper and the Rev. Freddie Bean officiating.

Her interment followed her funeral service at Bryams Fork Cemetery in Andersonville.

Jones Mortuary in Clinton was in charge of all arrangements.

Condolences can be made online at jonesmortuaryllc. com


PATRICIA LYNN RICHARDSON
Patricia Lynn Richardson, 59, Oliver Springs, died Monday, March 22, 2010, at her home.

She was born Dec. 21, 1950, in Anderson County.

She was a lifelong resident of this area.

She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister.

Before her disability she worked as a nurse.

She was preceded in death by: Parents, Josiah Phillips and Dorothy Griffin Phillips.

She is survived by: Husband, Michael D. "M.D." Richardson of Oliver Springs; sons, Mark Richardson and wife Allison Parks of Oliver Springs, and Michael Richardson of Florida; grandchildren, Michael Kain, Amber and Seth Richardson; brothers, Mike Phillips of Knoxville and Steve Phillips and wife Cindy of Florida; special friends, Larry Allen, Rick Wrinkle, April Hooks, Lisa Rhodes, Dorothy Bradley and Marita Rumph.

The family will receive friends from 5 – 6 p.m. Thursday, March 25, 2010, at Sharp Funeral Home.

The funeral service will follow at 6 p.m. with Roy Haney officiating.

Sharp Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

An online guest book is available at www.sharpfh.com


CLARENCE ‘PETE’ WARREN HOUCK
Clarence “Pete” Warren Houck, 77, Lake City, died Monday, March 22, 2010, at his residence while watching his Lady Vols beat Dayton in Round Two of the Women’s NCAA Tournament.

He was born June 12, 1932, in Mifflin, Penn., to the late Russell and Eleanor Criley Houck.

He was a member of the Oak Grove Baptist Church and Lake City Lions Club. He served as mayor of Lake City for two terms, has served on the Lake City council for more than 40 years and was currently serving as vice mayor.

He was working part-time for Materials Engineering & Testing in Oak Ridge. He also worked for the Town Crier newspaper. He started working at Martin Marietta in 1965 and retired in 1995. He enjoyed coaching Little League Baseball, University of Tennessee sports, especially the Lady Vols and gardening. He loved spending time with family and friends, especially his sons and grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by: Parents; special aunt and uncle who raised him, Beatrice and Clarence Criley.

Survivors: Wife of 57 years, Hazel Hammons Houck of Lake City; sons, Gary and Houck wife Lori of Lake City, Terry “Tiny” Houck and wife Missy of Lake City, Roger Houck and wife Laura of Clinton; grandchildren, Dr. Misti Houck of Whiteriver, Ariz., Shaunda Houck Butler and Joshua of Lake City, Sheena Houck of Norris, Ryan Houck of Norris, Ethan Houck of Lake City, Michael and Laurel Baes of Murfreesboro, Casey Houck of Clinton, Cody Houck of Clinton, Chance Houck of Clinton; a host of other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be from 5 – 8 p.m. Thursday, March 25, 2010, at Hatmaker Funeral Home in Lake City.

Funeral service will be at 8 p.m. Thursday, March 25, 2010, in the Hatmaker Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Wayne Provence and the Rev. Mark Acres officiating.

Family and friends will meet at 10:30 a.m. Friday, March 26, 2010, at Hatmaker Funeral Home to go in procession to the Oak Grove Cemetery in Lake City for the 11 a.m. interment.

You can also view a guestbook for Mr. Houck at www.hatmakerfuneralhome.com

Hatmaker Funeral Home, Lake City, is in charge of arrangements.


LEON LINDSAY PARRIS
Leon Lindsay Parris died March 21, 2010 in Oak Ridge.

He was born to James Wylie Parris and Ida Buford (McDowell) Parris Nov. 8, 1921 in Spartanburg, S.C,.

He graduated from Boiling Springs High School near Spartanburg and his youth was spent at the family farm in Chesnee, S.C.

He attended Wofford College in Spartanburg and graduated with a degree in mathematics in 1942.

After graduation he joined the Army Air Corps and was commissioned as an officer in May, 1943. He saw duty in Europe during the remainder of World War II, including service in active war zones as a communications officer, photo reconnaissance interpreter, and bomb damage assessment analyst. This included stints in the North Apennines and Po Valley, Italy, and various other locations in central Europe over the course of the war. His primary military detail in Europe was to the 32nd Photo Reconnaissance Squadron. After the conclusion of the war in Europe, he was directed to transfer to the Far Eastern war zone and was en route when the war ended. Upon return to the United States, he remained on active duty until receiving an honorable discharge in July, 1946.

He entered the University of Tennessee in Knoxville in September, 1946, to study for a bachelor of science in engineering and completed this degree in June. 1948. After graduation he worked for Phillips Petroleum in Oklahoma and then returned to Knoxville to teach and pursue advanced coursework in engineering at the university.

He joined Union Carbide in Oak Ridge in early 1951 and worked there until March, 1986, concluding his career as an employee of Martin Marietta. His career included many projects in support of mechanical engineering activities at the Oak Ridge Gaseous Diffusion Plant (K-25) and also at the Y-12 Plant. In addition to serving as an engineering designer, he also served as project manager on numerous programs for the Department of Energy's activities at these locations. After retirement, he worked part time as an engineering consultant.

He was an avid gardener and consummate handyman. He was an active

member of the Episcopal Church. He resided in Clinton from 1964

until 2003, and then moved to Oak Ridge for the remainder of his life.

He is survived by his son, Paul Parris of Knoxville; and his daughter, Lee Ann Engler and son-in-law Bob Engler of Plano, Trxas.

He also had many friends and acquaintances from around the Oak Ridge and

Knoxville area from his lengthy career.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Thomas Episcopal Church of

5401 Tiffany Road, Knoxville, TN, 37912.

Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, April 9, 2010, at St. Stephen's

Episcopal Church in Oak Ridge.

A service with military honors will follow at 1:30 p.m. at Tennessee Memorial Veterans Cemetery in Knoxville.


LOUIS PELSOR
Louis Pelsor, 69, Jacksboro, died Thursday March 18, 2010, at St. Mary’s Medical Center of Campbell County.

He enjoyed his retirement, boating, four wheeling and gardening.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Louise Messinger.

Survivors: Wife, Barbara Pelsor of Jacksboro; sons, David Pelsor and wife Maria of Knoxville, Mike Pelsor and wife Jennifer of Dayton, Ohio; stepson, Walter Ernst of West Carrolton, Ohio; stepdaughters, Heidi Hall of Centerville, Ohio, Heather Kindoll and husband John of Miamisburg, Ohio; grandchildren, Josh and Zach Pelsor, Taylor Pelsor, Chase Ernst and Cole Kindoll; a host of other relatives and friends.

Louis’s family will receive his friends from noon – 2 p.m. Saturday March 20, 2010, with his funeral service following at 2 p.m., in the chapel of Jones Mortuary.

His interment will follow the funeral service at Campbell Memorial Gardens in Jacksboro.

Jones Mortuary in Clinton is in charge of all arrangements.

Condolences may be made online at jonesmortuaryllc.com


CHARLES W. ‘COTTON’ JONES
Charles W. “Cotton” Jones, 82, Oliver Springs, died Thursday, March 18, 2010.

He was born Dec. 8, 1927.

He was a lifelong resident of this area.

Before his retirement he worked as a heavy equipment operator and truck driver.

He was a member of Mineral Springs Baptist Church in Oliver Springs.

He was preceded in death by: Wife, Mary Jones; parents, Lee Andrew Jones and Grace Taylor Jones; brother, Jess W. Jones; sister, Juanita Jackson.

He is survived by: Daughter, Tammy Nolan of Wartburg; grandson, Jamie Nolan and wife Mary of Wartburg; step-grandson, Allen Seiber; great-grandchildren, Brandy, Derrick, Erick and Haylee Nolan; nephew, Freddie Jackson of Oliver Springs.

The family will receive friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Saturday, March 20, 2010, at Sharp Funeral Home.

The funeral will follow at 8 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Ralph Wilson and Pastor Terry Braden officiating.

Burial and graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 21, 2010, at Indian Creek Cemetery.

Sharp Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

An online guest book is available at www.sharpfh.com



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