John Myers Jr., 83, Heiskell, better known as Dee, Red, or Onesy, passed away Saturday, Oct. 30, 2010, at Norris Health and Rehabilitation Center in Andersonville.

He loved tinkering with old cars.

He was preceded in death by: Parents, John and Cora Myers.

Survivors: Nephews, David Myers and wife Martha of Heiskell, Dennis Myers and wife Brenda of Ashville, Ala.; niece, Debbie White and husband Bob of Lenoir City; sister in law, Dorothy Myers of Heiskell.

He also leaves behind a host of relatives, friends and all his neighbors in the Heiskell community who came to his aid and helped him rebuild his home that was lost in a fire.

His family held a graveside service at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 4, 2010, at Farmers Grove Baptist Church Cemetery in Clinton, with the Rev. Clifford Fraker officiating.

Jones Mortuary in Clinton was in charge of all arrangements.

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

Robert Edward Harris, 83, Oak Ridge, went to be with the Lord Oct. 30, 2010.

He was born April 6, 1927, to John B. and Barbara Roena Fox Harris.

Born in St. Petersburg, Fla., he spent most of his childhood years in the Fountain City area of Knoxville. After serving in the U.S. Navy aboard the U.S.S. Herbert C. Jones (DE-137) during World War II, he worked a short time with the railroad in California and then settled in Oak Ridge. He was employed in the library at ORNL from 1948 until 1973, then at ORGDP and Y-12 as a records analyst until his retirement in 1989. After retirement, he worked part-time for several years in the electronics department at Wal-Mart.

He enjoyed people and never missed an opportunity to chat with a friend. He loved to recall stories from his working years. He developed a passion for gardening from his mother, and always maintained a beautiful yard with flowers, trees, and a vegetable garden. His children affectionately remember Sunday drives to area parks where they would go for walks with him. He was also fond of animals and shared this devotion with his wife, Margaret. He was a Christian and was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Oak Ridge.

He was predeceased by: Mother and father, John B. and Barbara Harris; brothers, John Leonard, Joseph Howard, David Glen, William Stanley, Raleigh; sisters, Dorothy Louise Stapleton, and Ruth Elizabeth Jennings; mother and father-in law, Annie Laurie Perrin Sharp and Roy Stone Perrin.

He is survived by: Wife of 33 years, Margaret Perrin Harris.

He also leaves: Children, Diane Russell (Doug) of Harriman, Cynthia Craven (David) of Chattanooga, Roena Peters (Harry) of Oak Ridge, Suzanne Millsaps (Lynn) of Knoxville, John Robert Harris of Knoxville, and his step-daughters Karen Anderson (Sven) of Oneonta, N.Y., and Janet Jermann (Jerry) of Monterey; grandchildren, Cheri Hampton, Don Evans (Kim), Jill Dudych (Jeff), Kristen Matheson, Bradley Teague (Amy), Julie Carden, Lisa Lemons (Zac), Anne Senft (Tim), Carla Warner (Josh), Meghan Westendorf (Luke) and Annika Anderson; great-grandchildren, Jamie and Elizabeth Sexton, Justin and Ashley Matheson, Sara, McKenzie, and Michaela Senft, Avery and Jacob Lemons, Andrew Warner, Harrison Evans, Reese Dudych, Kaylen Teague, Andrew Nixon, Nicholas Carden, Jack Carden, and Troy Sexton; special sister-in-law, Dorothy Speicher; nieces, Lois Thurston (Lonnie), and Eve Harris.

The family extends a special thanks to the caregivers at Jefferson City Health and Rehab for helping to make his last days comfortable. They will always be remembered for the compassionate care they gave him. A special thanks also to Smoky Mountain Hospice for their tender care during his illness.

Visitation was from 6 - 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 2, at Weatherford Mortuary in Oak Ridge.

Memorial service immediately followed. Brother Steve McDonald of Calvary Baptist Church officiated.

A private interment was held at Oak Ridge Memorial Park.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, www.alz.org.

Grace Finch Ezell, 96, Heiskell, passed away Nov. 1, 2010, at Mercy Medical Center in Knoxville.

She was born Jan. 8, 1914, to Harve and Bertha Graham Finch.

She was a charter member of Liberty Baptist Church. In earlier years, she worked as a Sunday school teacher at the church. She formerly worked at the Bush Canning Factory in Clinton. She enjoyed domestic work and babysitting in her spare time.

Preceded in death by: Husband, Henry Ezell; infant son, Carlos Edward Ezell; sons-in-law, Robert Eldridge and Loran Smith; brothers, George Curtis and Tommy Finch.

Survivors: Daughter, Dorothy Smith; six special nieces and four special nephews; a host of family and friends.

The family received friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 4, 2010, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton.

A chapel service followed at 8 p.m. with the Rev. Ray Hill officiating.

Graveside service was at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 5, 2010, at Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery.

Holley-Gamble Funeral Home was in charge of all arrangements. www.holleygamblefh.com

Charles Austin Beach Sr., 85, Andersonville, passed away Monday, Nov. 1, 2010, at his residence.

He was born April 19, 1925, in Anderson County to the late Luke and Myrtle Pike Beach.

He enjoyed gardening, making stained glass, and spending time with family and friends. He was a member of the Oak Ridge Moose Club and Eagles Club of Powell. He was a World War II Navy veteran. He also was a member of Robertsville Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by: Wife, Margaret Joyce Beach; son, Gary Wayne Beach; and brother, Russell Beach.

Survivors: Wife, Lou Vowell Beach of Andersonville; sons, Phillip Beach and wife Ginger of Marietta, Ga., Charles Beach Jr. and wife Billie of Oliver Springs; daughter, April Beach and husband Jerry Mason of Petal, Miss; step-sons, Ron Vowell and wife Gigmar of Andersonville, Randall Vowell and wife Mary of Andersonville; step-daughters, Rhonda Beffre and husband Gene of Heiskell, Robin Hoffman of Andersonville; brother, Carl Beach of Lake City; sister, Margie Amos of Lake City; 12 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and one on the way; 11 step-grandchildren; six step-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Visitation was held from 5 – 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 4, 2010, at Hatmaker Funeral Home in Lake City.

Funeral service was at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 4, 2010, in the Hatmaker Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Rick Shipley officiating.

Friends and family met at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 5, 2010, at Oak Grove Cemetery in Lake City for interment.

You may also view Charles guest book at www.hatmakerfuneralhome.com

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

Joseph B. Cummins, 72, Clinton, passed away Sunday, Oct. 31, 2010, at the University of Tennessee Medical Center.

He was a member of Blowing Springs Baptist Church where he was involved in mission work here at home and overseas and ministry work through the church. He was employed as a pharmacist and had been for the past 48 years.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph & Wilma Cummins.

Survivors: Wife of 51 years, Anita Cummins of Clinton; children, Aleisa Bloom and husband Gary of Kingston, Joseph “Jody” Cummins and wife Joni of Clinton, William T Cummins and wife Jennifer of Abingdon, Va.; grandchildren, Reece Hughes, Chase Hughes, Ashley Bloom, Garrett Bloom, Madison Cummins, Stone Cummins, Louden Cummins; sisters, Neldean Harris and husband Jay of Ponotac, Miss., Margaret Crumby and husband J. T. of Knoxville; mother-in-law, Pearl Cross of Oneida; sister-in-law, Maudeane Shaw and husband Linny of St. Cloud, Fla.; several nieces and nephews and host of friends.

The family received friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2010, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton with funeral service following at 8 p.m. in the chapel. The Rev. Mack Smith and the Rev. David White officiated.

Interment was at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2010, at Grandview Memorial Gardens in Clinton.

Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton was in charge of the arrangements. www.holleygamblefh.com

Alverta Hicks Turpin, 85, Clinton, entered Heaven’s Glory at her residence Oct. 29, 2010.

She was born April 16, 1925.

She was a member of Bethel Baptist Church. She will always be remembered for her love for her Lord Jesus and her walk with Him, her family and friends and her Golden Links Sunday School Class for her sweet spirit, her kindness and hospitality and the many cards, pies and cakes.

She was preceded in death by: Parents, Walter and Rose Hicks; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Hester and Margaret Turpin; daughter-in-law, Debbie Turpin; son-in-law, Bob Martin; sisters, Anna Lou and Willie; brother, Clyde; sisters-in-law, Dessie, Mildred and Edna; brother-in-law, Edgar.

Survivors: Husband of 64 years, Alex Elmer Turpin; daughters, Diane Martin, Sarah Jane Stooksbury and husband Duane; sons, Eddie Turpin and wife Kathy, Steve Turpin and wife Peggy; grandchildren, Rob, Danny and Farrah, Dustin, Kayla, Alex, Ted and Michelle, Sherry and Tammy, Kenny and Denise; great-grandchildren, Beth, Pippa, Dylan, Jackson, Autumn, Brody, Brandi, Alia, Derek, Noah, Jillian, Jessica, Kenny, Katlyn, Jordan, Lacy, Cassie and Olivia; brothers, Kenneth Hicks and wife Juanita, Tommy Hicks and fiancé Cindy; sister, Sue Brown and husband Dwight; sister-in-law, Mae Hensley; several nieces, nephews and a host of friends.

Receiving of her family and friends was held from 4 – 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 1, 2010, at Bethel Baptist Church with a celebration of her life at 7 p.m. with the Rev. Darrell Taylor and the Rev. J. C. Newman officiating.

Family and friends met at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2010, at Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery for graveside services.

Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton was in charge of the arrangements. www.holleygamblefh.com

Glen R. Hutson, 73, Lake City, passed away Saturday, Oct. 30, 2010, at the Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge, surrounded by his loving family.

He was born April 29, 1937, in Clinchmore, Tenn., to the late Henry and Mammie Finley Hutson.

He was of the Baptist faith. He was an avid University of Tennessee Lady Vols and Cincinnatti Reds fan. He also enjoyed fishing, playing the guitar, and spending time with his family and friends.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by: Daughter, Janice Rose Hutson; brothers, Bill, Buck, Bobby, and Elden Hutson; sisters, Betty Rose Hutson and Magaline Hutson.

He is survived by:

Wife, Carol Byrge Hutson of Lake City; son, Curtis Ray Hutson and wife Christie of Jacksboro; daughters, Linda Pyles and husband Larry of Lake City, Debra A. Roberts and husband David of Toledo, Ohio; brothers, Raymond Hutson and wife Oleda of Union County, Tony Hutson of Middlesboro, Ky., Don Hutson of Lafollette; sister, Donna K. White and husband Ron of Knoxville; grandchildren, Dwayne Hicks, Kenneth Hicks and Tosha McGhee, Ryan Curtis Hutson and Christopher James Hutson, Tammy Carol Wallace and Belinda Rose Smith, Shawn E McCullough and wife Michelle, Matthew McCullough; 14 great-grandchildren; many other family and friends.

The family received friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2010, at Holley Gamble Funeral Home in Lake City on Tuesday.

The funeral service followed at 8 p.m., with the Rev. Walter Miller officiating.

Family and friends met at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2010, to go in funeral procession to the Queener Cemetery in Caryville for an 11 a.m. graveside service.

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

Annette Temple Windley Alston, 75, Oak Ridge, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2010 at Mercy Hospice in Knoxville.

She was born Nov. 8, 1934, in Roper, N.C., the daughter of Lindley B. Windley and Etta Pearl Rice Windley.

She enjoyed singing and taught piano and ballet. In the 1950’s, she entertained with the USO. She also enjoyed oil painting. She was a member of First United Methodist Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by: Husband, Joseph John Alston, June 14, 2007; and son-in-law, Mark Martin, June 2, 2005.

She is survived by: Son, Joseph John Alston Jr. and wife Deborah of Knoxville; daughters, Susan Feliciano and husband Manuel of Heiskell and Nancy Martin of Knoxville; brother, Lindley B. Windley Jr., and wife Marion of N.C.; sister, Jane Spruill and husband Earl of Roanoke, Va.; grandchildren, Anita Bringle and husband Josh of Indianapolis, Ind., DeLena Feliciano, Jamie Conard and husband Adam, Lindsey Martin of Knoxville, Jeffrey Alston and fiancée` Megan Douglas, and Shelby Johnson, all of Knoxville, and Sheena Mahabirsingh and husband Anthony of Madisonville; great grandchildren, Isaac Mahabirsingh and Allyson Alston.

The family will receive friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6, 2010, at Weatherford Mortuary.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 7, 2010, at First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Stella Roberts officiating.

The burial will follow at Oak Ridge Memorial Park.

The family asks that any memorials be in the form of contributions to the Stephens Ministry of First United Methodist Church, 1350 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge, Tenn., 37830.

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

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