Obituary: Beatrice Delma Underwood

Beatrice Delma Underwood, age 88, of Oak Ridge, passed away Sunday, May 17, 2015, at NHC Health Care Center.

She was born March 10, 1927, in Maryville, Tennessee, the daughter of Lewis and Eula Acree Gentry.

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Obituary: Wilma Mathes Flick

Wilma Mathes Flick, age 76, of Oak Ridge, passed away Sunday, May 17, 2015, at NHC Health Care Center.

She was born October 16, 1938, in Knoxville, Tennessee, the daughter of Jasper David Mathes and Bessie Vann Mathes.

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Obituary: Clemmie Lee Mitchell Sr.

Clemmie Lee Mitchell Sr. “Dewey” was born in Aberdeen, Mississippi, on April 29, 1948, to Clint T. and Parlee Mitchell. He began his heavenly journey on May 14, 2015 at the age of 67 years old.

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Obituary: Gladys Marian Stafford

Gladys Marian Stout Stafford was delivered into the arms of the Lord on the morning of Saturday, May 16.

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Obituary: Loretta Estelle Scott

Loretta Estelle Scott, 81, passed away May 11, 2015 at the NHC Health Care Center in Oak Ridge.

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Obituary: Nancy J. Costello

Nancy J. Costello

Nancy J. Costello

Nancy J. Costello, age 80, a resident of Oak Ridge, passed away Tuesday, April 21, 2015, at Tennova Residential Hospice in Knoxville.

She was born July 5, 1934, in Harrison City, Pennsylvania, and moved to Manassas, Virginia, in 1963. She moved to Oak Ridge in 2000.

She worked for Grand Union in Manassas for many years before retiring in 1981.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William H. Costello; father, William H. Fink Sr.; mother, Ruth I. Fink; and brother, William H. Fink Jr. [Read more…]

Obituary: Charles Franklin ‘Climber’ Vann

Charles Franklin Vann

Charles Franklin Vann

Charles Franklin “Climber” Vann, age 70, a resident of Oliver Springs, passed away Wednesday, April 15, at Ft. Sanders Regional Medical Center in Knoxville.

Climber was born March 6, 1945, in the Upper Camp on Windrock Mountain in Anderson County. He has lived in Oliver Springs since his early childhood.

He retired in 2006 from the Y-12 Federal Plant in Oak Ridge as a truck driver. Before his employment at Y-12, he worked in the construction business, and he was a member of the Local Teamsters # 519. [Read more…]

Obituary: Kandice ‘Kandi’ Leann Steele

Kandice Leann Steele

Kandice Leann Steele

Kandice “Kandi” Leann Steele, age 38, of Oak Ridge, passed away in her home Friday, April 10.

Kandi was preceded in death by her grandmother (on her mother’s side) Frances R. Dixon, and grandmother (father’s side) Annie Sue Steele and grandfather William Bud Steele.

Kandi was well known in the Oak Ridge area for her love of reading, animals, and random acts of kindness, and she always believed in “pay it forward” where she would go out of her way to help the needy or even give food to a homeless person. She was a longtime employee of Applebee’s, as well as other restaurants in the Oak Ridge area. [Read more…]

Obituary: Christopher Sharp Koerner

Christopher Sharp Koerner

Christopher Sharp Koerner

Christopher Sharp Koerner, age 20, of Cincinnati, Ohio, Sycamore Twp, formerly of Oliver Springs, passed suddenly on Wednesday, March 25. Chris recently finished schooling through Scarlet Oaks Career School and was working as a heavy machinery mechanic.

Chris was preceded in death by his father, Chuck Ethridge; grandfather, Frank Ethridge; grandparents, Charles and Jackie Ethridge; and his best friend in Ohio, Jordan Wood.

Chris is survived by his Dad and Mom, Danny and Sheri Koerner; brothers, Charles Michael Ethridge and Jacob Isaiah Williams; grandmother, Reba Demps Crass; and grandfather, Earl Sharp.  [Read more…]

Obituary: Maxie Belle Spence Livesay

Maxie Belle Spence Livesay

Maxie Belle Spence Livesay

Maxie Belle Spence Livesay, 94, of Cary, North Carolina, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Monday, April 13. Maxie passed away peacefully at WakeMed Cary Hospital with her three loving daughters by her side.

Born on October 2, 1920, in Spring Creek, West Virginia, Maxie was the daughter of the late James McClung Spence and Amanda Ellen Neathawk Spence. She was married to the late Hubert Bright Livesay for 54 years.

Maxie is lovingly remembered by her family: three daughters Joy Spinks, of Lilburn, Georgia, Judy Lusk, of Cary, North Carolina, and Donna Blackmer and husband Jack, also of Cary; eight grandchildren David Mitchell and wife Cindy, Dena Mitchell Barbour and husband Mark, Denise Mitchell Haynes and husband Mike, all of Georgia, Kevin Lusk and wife Miryam, Krista Lusk Guerriero and husband Eddie, and Kara Lusk Dudley and husband Bill, Tim Sydnor and wife Trina, all of North Carolina, and Susan Sydnor Ford and husband Tim, of Michigan; 25 great-grandchildren; 20 great-great grandchildren; brother James McClung Spence “Boon” and wife Edith, of Knoxville, Tennessee, and sister-in-law Edith Livesay Taylor and husband Tom, of Oak Ridge, Tennessee; and several nieces and nephews.  [Read more…]

Obituary: James Melton Shoopman

James Melton Shoopman, age 81, a resident of Oliver Springs, passed away Thursday, April 9, at Tennova Residential Hospice in Knoxville.

He was a lifelong resident of Oliver Springs and the son of the late Will and Nettie Shoopman.

James was a member of Batley Baptist Church, where he served as deacon and Sunday school teacher.  [Read more…]

Obituary: Lee Munz Jr.

Lee Munz Jr.

Lee Munz Jr.

Lee Munz Jr. was born in Houston, Texas, on December 17, 1958, to Lee Munz Sr. and Patricia Merriann Sheridan Green Munz. He died peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Friday, March 20.

At age two, he attended the Speech and Hearing Center in the Houston Medical Center. At age five, he attended Houston’s Special Education program for hearing-impaired students. At age nine, he attended Magnolia School for Children with Learning Disabilities in New Orleans. When his family moved to Oak Ridge in 1969, he attended Daniel Arthur School and later was enrolled in Oak Ridge Schools, where he graduated in 1978.

He worked in a school-work vocational placement with the TVA Job Corps and attended Tennessee Vocational School at Smyrna, Tennessee, where he earned certification in Food Services and Custodial Maintenance. Lee worked part-time at The Soup Kitchen and at Boeing. He worked full-time for Lockheed Martin and Bechtel Jacobs from 1988 to 1998.  [Read more…]