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VIRGINIA KATHERINE BRADEN
Virginia Katherine Braden, 84, passed away Thursday, Jan. 14, 2011, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.

Born Feb. 6, 1926, in Beamus, Tenn., she moved to Oak Ridge in 1946 to work on the Manhattan Project.

It was here that she met her beloved husband of 53 years, Sam. Following their marriage they made their lifelong home in Oliver Springs, where they lived on the family farm.

She retired from Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge where she worked as a surgical tech until her retirement in 1993.

She was respected by the surgeons she worked with for her attention to detail, her knowledge of surgical instruments and her dedication to her job.

She recently became a member of Batley Baptist Church in Clinton, but spent many years as a member of First Baptist Church, Oliver Springs.

Her greatest joy in life was caring for and cooking for her family. She was affectionately known as “Aunt Kat” by her family. She was adored and treasured. She was a great cook of all foods, however she was famous for her pies.

She was preceded in death by: Mother, Novera Dyer; father, Willy Asbury Tate; sisters, Nora Seelbach, Lucille Parmenter and Polly Bridges; and brother, Bill Dyer.

She is survived by: Husband, Samuel Braden; son Patrick Braden and wife Libby of Oliver Springs; granddaughter, Courtney Brandon and husband Jay of Coalfield; grandson, Cody Ashley and wife Melody of Clinton; great-granddaughter, Bayleigh Ashley.

She is also survived by: Brothers, William Tate of Illinois, W.C. Dyer and wife Susie of Indiana, Frederick Tate and wife Sue of Oliver Springs; sisters, Irene Moss of Clinton, Polly Varnadore and husband Ted of Oak Ridge; many nieces and nephews and extended family and she loved them all.

A special niece, Julie McCullough was life a daughter to her.

She will be greatly missed by many friends and all of her family.

The family expresses its gratitude to the physicians and staff of the Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge, ICU, especially Dr. Mascioli, Dr. Lovelace, and Dr. Gavin, also to nurses; Keisha, Kathern, Sandra and William.

The family received friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 16, 2011, at Sharp Funeral Home.

The funeral followed at 8 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Luke Kidwell officiating.

Burial and graveside services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 17, 2011, at Butler Cemetery in Oliver Springs.

In lieu of flowers the family request memorial contributions be made to the American Lung Association of Tennessee, One Vantage Way, Ste B-130, Nashville, Tenn., 37228.

Sharp Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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


LEONA PATTERSON BURDEN
Leona Patterson Burden, 93, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2011, at Bolton Adult Care Home in West Linn, Ore.

She was born April 16, 1917, to George and Josie Moree Patterson, near Dandridge, Tenn.

She was a graduate of Maury High School, Dandridge, class of l937. She continued her education at Berea College, Berea, Ky., graduating with a bachelors’ degree in home economics, class of l941.

On Aug. 4, 1940, she married her best friend and sweetheart, Jess Wiggins Burden, a physics major, class of ‘41.

After graduating from Berea College, they both taught school at Pine Mountain Settlement School in Harlan County, Ky.

In June, l942, she moved to Norris, and to Oak Ridge, in 1943 with her husband, who was working on the Manhattan Project for the Department of the Army.

She was a substitute teacher for Anderson County Schools while maintaining her role as a full-time housewife.

Together, Jess and Leona Burden raised their family of five children and lived near Oak Ridge for 65 years. After living in Texas for a couple of years with her grandson, Christopher Burden, Leona moved to Wilsonville, Ore., in 2007, to be near her daughter, Mary Joyce VanWechel, and her family.

She was preceded in death by: Husband, Jess Burden in 2005; parents, George and Josie M. Patterson; sisters, Kathleen Breeden and Roberta Breeden; brother, Tom Patterson; son, John Clark Burden; and granddaughter, Monica Burden Watkins.

She is survived by: Four of her children, Thomas Earl Burden and wife Linda, of Tulsa, Okla.; Shirley Burden McLaughlin of Asheville, N.C.; Mary Joyce Burden VanWechel and husband Steve, of Wilsonville, Ore., and Jane Burden Krueger and husband, Darryl, of Pelzer, S.C.

She is also survived by: Grandchildren, Christopher Burden and wife,Amy, of Houston, Texas; Joseph, Makayla and Jessica VanWechel of Wilsonville, Ore., and Deanna Green Hopkins and husband Jamie, of Greenville, S.C.

She has numerous step-grandchildren and great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews, their spouses and children.

She will be greatly missed by all of her extended family, friends and neighbors in East Tennessee as well as her more recent circle of friends in the Portland, Ore., area.

A reception for family and friends will be held from 1 – 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011, at Woodhaven Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens, 160 Edgemoor Road, Powell, Tenn., 37849. (Phone 865-945-3461).

The funeral is scheduled on the same date, at the same location, at 2:30 p.m., with burial onsite in Woodhaven Memorial Gardens immediately following the funeral.

Memorial gifts may be sent to the Berea College Foundation, CPO 2216, Berea, Ky., 40404.

Online memorials may be made at www.berea.edu/friendsdonors/makegift/onetime.aspx . Use the “Comments” box at the bottom of the website to indicate a memorial to Leona Patterson Burden, Class of l941.

A memorial service is planned for Feb. 5, 2011, at the Wilsonville Community Center, 7965 SW Wilsonville Road, Wilsonville, Ore., 97070.

Inquiries about the memorial service may be directed to Mary Joyce VanWechel (503) 682-5048.

Woodhaven Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens is honored to serve the family of Leona Patterson Burden. www.woodhavenfh.com


MARY LOU HATMAKER DUNCAN
Mary Lou Hatmaker Duncan has passed on into heaven to join her beloved father, John B. Hatmaker (1940) and beloved husband Kermit L. Duncan (1984).

She passed away at the Summit View of Lake City Jan. 15, 2011.

She was born July 7, 1919, in Agee, in Campbell County.

She was preceded in death by: Father; mother. Laura Wise Hatmaker; grandson, Wesley Phillip Holder; granddaughter, Laura Emily Duncan; step-sisters and step-brothers.

Survivors: Son, Onva Duncan and wife Brenda of Lake City; daughters, Joyce Holder and husband Phil of Lake City, Penny Pebley and husband Mickie of Lake City; grandchildren, Randy Holder,Lindsey Holder, Kimberley Holder all of Lake City, Sandy and husband Haythan Kuraydli of Beirut, Lebanon.Jennifer Jo Pebley and Benjamin Scott Pebley of Lake City, Ruth Shelton and Travis Duncan of Knoxville; great-grandchildren, Ismail, Ibrahim,Aboudi, YehYeh ( John) and Jinan Kuraydli, all of Beirut, Lebanon, Lauren , Alison, and Anndina Holder, Mackenzie Effler,Trevor Kennedy, Ambrose and Cyllan Shelton.

Visitation was from 6 – 8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 17, 2011, at Hatmaker Funeral Home in Lake City with funeral following at 8 p.m. with the Rev. Wayne Phillips and the Rev. Virgil Farmer officiating.

Interment was at 2 p.m. Tuesday Jan. 18, 2011, at Oak Grove Cemetery in Lake City.

In Lieu of flowers you can donate to the Food Pantries at Laurel Branch Baptist Church or Main Street Baptist Church.

You may view Mary’s guest book at www.hatmakerfuneralhome.com

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


DOUGLAS BRIAN HILL
Douglas Brian Hill, 39, LaFollette, passed away Jan. 12, 2011, at Mercy Medical Center in Knoxville.

He was a big man with a loving and generous heart. He loved fishing, watching football and spending time with his children, his family and his uncles, who were close in age.

He was preceded in death by: Father, Douglas Vaughn Hill; grandmother, Virginia W. Hill; both grandfathers, Vaughn Maynard Hill and Russell Gene Jerrell; uncle, William Glen Jerrell; aunt, Donna Faye Hill.

He is survived by: Son, Douglas Brian Hill II of LaFollette; daughters, Amber Renee and Megan Junelle Hill of LaFollette; mother, Junelle Jerrell of Lake City; sister, Terri Copeland and husband Steve of Oliver Springs; grandmother, Cordie Hill of Lake City; two nieces; one nephew; one aunt; a host of uncles, cousins and friends.

The family received friends from 2 – 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 16, 2011, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton.

Funeral services began at 4 p.m. with the Rev. Scott Jones officiating.

Graveside service were at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 17, 2011, at Norris Memorial Gardens in Norris.

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


NOLA JOHNSON
Nola Johnson, 85, passed away Friday, Jan. 14, 2011.

She was preceded in death by: Husband, Joe Lester; sons, Larry and Garry Johnson.

She is survived by: Son, Terry and wife Sandy Johnson and son, Jack and wife Robin Johnson; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

At her request, she will be cremated.

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


CECILE JOHNSTON
Cecile Johnston, 100, Harriman, passed away Jan. 19, 2011, at Roane Medical Center in Harriman.

She worked many years for the Clinton Utility Board and was member of The First Christian Church. She was a huge fan of the University of Tennessee football.

Preceded in death by: Parents, Elkana and Mary Ellen McIver Johnston; brothers, Curtis Johnston and Clyde Johnston; sisters, Ernestine Galloway and Maxine J. Perkins.

Survivors: Sister, Dorothy J. McLawhorn of Winter Park, Fla.; several nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Funeral service will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 23, 2011, at Kyker Funeral Home Chapel in Harriman with interment in Willard Park Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 23, 2011, at Kyker Funeral Home in Harriman.

The family wants to express appreciation for those who cared for her in the final years of her life. www.kykerfuneralhome.com


LOUISE MASSENGILL
Louise Massengill, 88, Lake City, passed away Friday, Jan. 14, 2011, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.

She was born Sept. 27, 1922, to the late Sam Massengill and Vada Massengill McMillan.

She enjoyed flowers.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by: Brother, Carl “Jargo” McMillan; stepfather, Frank McMillan.

Survivors: Sister in law, Wilma McMillan of Lake City; nephew, Gregory McMillan and wife Michelle of Columbia, S.C.; niece, Amy Huckaby and husband, Chad of Oak Ridge; great nephews, Connor McMillan and Ryan Huckaby; great niece, Nicole McMillan; special friend, Theresa Frankle and her children, Ty and Heather of Pheniox, Ariz.

Visitation was from 4 – 6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 16, 2011, at Hatmaker Funeral Home.

Graveside service was held at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 17, 2011, at Leach Cemetery with Bro. Jason Freeman officiating.

Interment followed the graveside service at Leach Cemetery in Lake City.

You may view Louise’s guest book at www.hatmakerfuneralhome.com

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


JASON DEWAYNE MINGIE
Jason Dewayne Mingie, 38, Heiskell, passed away Wednesday Jan. 19, 2011, at his residence.

He loved his daughter and his dogs.

He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Anna Pittman.

Survivors: Mother and stepfather, Willean and David Francis of Heiskell; daughter, Heather Marie Mingie of Blaine; aunts and uncles, Willdean Robertson of Atlanta, Ga., Kathy and Byron Barker of North Carolina, Gary and Teresa Robertson of Corrington; special friends, Jimmy Hammock and Jim West; a host of other relatives and friends.

His family will receive his friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 23, 2011, with his funeral service following at 8 p.m. in the chapel of Jones Mortuary with Verlin Langford officiating.

His interment will be at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 24, 2011, at Anderson Guffon Cemetery in Knoxville.

Pallbearers; Willdean Robertson, David Frances, Gary Robertson, Chris Francis, Randy and James Smith.

Jones Mortuary in Clinton is in charge of all arrangements. An online guest book is available at www.jonesmortuaryllc.com


ERNEST LEE PHILLIPS
Ernest Lee Phillips, 77, Clinton, passed away Wednesday Jan. 19, 2011, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.

He loved fishing and the outdoors.

He was preceded in death by his parents: Orlando and Margaret Phillips.

Survivors: Brother, Doug Phillips of Clinton; son-in-law, Kerry Green of Clinton; nephew, Randy Atkinson of Clinton; niece, Christina Atkinson of S.C.; special friends, Bill Taylor and Sandra Hilshorst of Clinton.

He also leaves behind a host of other relatives and friends.

His family will have a celebration of his life at a later date. Jones Mortuary in Clinton is in charge of all arrangements.

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


STEVEN MITCHELL THOMAS
Steven Mitchell Thomas, age 44, a resident of the Mays Valley Community in Roane County, died Monday, Jan. 17, 2011, at the Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.

He was born in Wurzburg, Germany.

He had lived in Mays Valley for the past six years.

He retired from the United States Army following 20 years of service. He was a veteran of Desert Storm and he received several decorations, medals, badges, citations and campaign ribbons including; the Army Commendation Award (3rd Award), Army Achievement Medal (4th Award), National Defense Service Medal (2nd Award), South West Asia Service Medal with Bronze Service Star, the Marksmanship Medal and the US Army RCTR BDG-GOLD with three Stars Medal.

He enjoyed fishing and he owned and operated the Lucky Cat Pay Lakes in the Mays Valley Community.

He was preceded in death by: Father, Robert M. Thomas; paternal grandparents, Robert and Alene Thomas; and maternal grandparents, Banner and Bessie Kelly.

He is survived by: Wife, Teresa Ray Thomas of Mays Valley; daughter, Chelsea Davis and husband Michael of Oliver Springs; granddaughter, Paisley Davis; mother and step-father, Frances and Von Crockett of Harrogate.

The family received friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2011, at Sharp Funeral Home.

The funeral followed at 8 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Charles Sherrill officiating.

Burial and graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 20, 2011, at the Thomas Family Cemetery in Mays Valley.

Sharp Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

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


EVELYN L. ROSE
Evelyn L. Rose, 94, a resident of the Sugar Grove Valley Community in Roane County, passed away Jan. 19, 2011

She was born Sept. 18, 1916, in Dayton, Ohio, however she lived most of her life in Roane County.

She was a homemaker, a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was the oldest member of the Dyllis Baptist Church.

She was an animal lover who especially loved cats.

She was preceded in death by: Husband, Ralph Jack Rose; parents, Elmer and Margaret Wright Donahue; brother, Allan Donahue; daughter-in-law, Lois Rose.

She is survived by: Son, James Rose of Kingston; daughter, Elizabeth King and husband Bill of Harriman; grandchildren, Steve Rose and wife Jessica of Kingston, Jeff Murphy and wife Rachel of Crossville and Ronnie Murphy and wife Barbara of Harriman; great-grandchildren, Beth and Luke Murphy.

She is also survived by a special niece, Margaret Parker, and by a special friend, Mary Merwin.

The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011, at Sharp Funeral Home.

The funeral will follow at 1 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Waylon Payne officiating.

Burial and graveside services will follow at Dyllis Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family request memorial contributions be made to the Dyllis Baptist Church.

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



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