Obituary: Juanita Turner Lowry

Juanita Turner Lowry, 88, of Oliver Springs, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, June 21, 2015, surrounded by her family.

Ms. Lowry was born June 28, 1926, in Chilton County, Alabama, to John T. and Mary Elizabeth Foshee Turner.

She was a longtime resident of Oliver Springs and retired from Anderson’s Hilltop Market after many years as the produce manager. She was a member of Woodland Baptist Church and enjoyed gardening and spending time with her family.

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Obituary: Stella Blevins

Stella Blevins, “Beloved Mrs. B,” age 86, a resident of Oliver Springs, passed away, Saturday, June 20, 2015, at her home.

Mrs. Blevins was born on February 3, 1929, in McComas, West Virginia. She has lived in this area for the past nine years, having lived most of her life in California.

Stella was a retired pre-school teacher, Sunday school teacher, and a lifetime member of the International Missionary Church in Reseda, California.

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Obituary: Jeannine Florence Parr

Jeannine Florence Parr, age 85, of Oak Ridge, passed away Saturday, June 13, 2015, at the Methodist Medical Center.

She was born August 21, 1929, in Nashua, New Hampshire, the daughter of William and Roseanna Gaudreau Dumas.

Mrs. Parr was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church of Oak Ridge and had been very active with the Catholic Women’s Association in Florida. She was an avid reader, enjoyed knitting and needlework, and traveling, especially to holy places.

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Obituary: Jan Dean Welch

Jan Dean Welch, 69, of Oak Ridge, passed away June 22, 2015, at Methodist Medical Center.

He was born February 2, 1946, in Puebelo, Colorado, to Floyd and Enid Welch.

J.D. was a operations manager for AT&T.

He is survived by his wife Carolyn Welch of the home.

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Obituary: Robert Eric Coin

Robert Eric Coin, 57, of Oak Ridge, passed away on June 21, 2015.

He was born October 31, 1957, in Oak Ridge to Robert Eugene Coin and Gertrude Elise Coin (Trout).

He went through the Oak Ridge school system and graduated Oak Ridge High School in 1975. Throughout his life, he understood the need to give back to his community.

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Obituary: Abel William Ford

Abel William Ford, born June 18, 2015, went to be with Jesus on June 18, 2015.

God gave us an angel. He was loved by his father Robert Victor Ford and mother Jessica Diane Ford. Abel is also loved by his grandparents Bobby and Brenda Davis and Kenneth and Susan Godwin, family, and friends.

Graveside services were noon Wednesday, June 24, 2015, at Oak Ridge Memorial Park.

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Obituary: Michael ‘Mike’ Eugene Hudson

Michael (Mike) Eugene Hudson, age 59, of Oliver Springs, passed away on Sunday, June 14, 2015, at Methodist Medical Center in Oak Ridge.

He served our country as a radio airman in the U.S. Navy. Michael was very accomplished in the computer field and enjoyed video games and dearly loved his three dogs, Sam, Sacha, and Zoe.

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Obituary: Janie Lorene Long Jones

Janie Lorene Long Jones, age 45, born the 10th child of 11 to the late James and Mae (Guy) Long of Clinton, passed away Sunday, June 14, 2015, at Ft. Sanders Medical Center in Knoxville. She was of the Baptist faith and had attended Clinton High School. She had a great love for animals and loved her family.

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Obituary: McKinley Bunch

McKinley Bunch, age 68, a resident of Oak Ridge, Tennessee, passed away Sunday, June 14, 2015, at his home.

Mr. Bunch was born on August 3, 1946, in Petros, Tennessee. He continued to live in Petros and attended Coalfield High School with the class of 1965.

McKinley joined the U.S. Army in 1963, and did basic training in Fort Knox, Kentucky. From there, he went to Fort Benning, Georgia, for Airborne training, which lead him to 1st S.F.G.P. in Fort Bragg, North Carolina. While in Special Forces, he was deployed to Okinawa with 1st S.F.G.P., Korot, Thailand, Fort Dix, New Jersey, and served in Vietnam.

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Obituary: Deborah ‘Debbie’ Carol Wyatt

Deborah “Debbie” Carol Wyatt, 65, of Atlanta, Georgia, formerly of Oak Ridge, passed away on May 17, 2015.

She was born in Oak Ridge to parents Harlan Douglas Wyatt and Josephine Davidson Wyatt. Deborah grew up in Oak Ridge and graduated from Oak Ridge High School in 1967.

She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in education from the University of Tennessee in 1971.

She worked for Delta Airlines as a flight attendant for 42 years. She enjoyed reading, cooking, traveling, and was an avid gardener.

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Obituary: Philip John ‘P.J.’ Marlino

Philip John “P.J.” Marlino, of Oak Ridge, died peacefully at his home on April 25, 2015. He was 99 years of age.

The sixth of nine children, P.J. was born on January 25, 1916, to Felice and Maria Marlino of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. He will be lovingly remembered as a warm and gentle family man and friend, and as a lifelong scholar who never tired of learning.

P.J. attended Pennsylvania State University for his bachelor’s degree, majoring in chemical engineering. After graduation, he worked at the Radford Army Ammunition Plant before moving to Oak Ridge in 1945 to work on the Manhattan Project at K-25. As an Oak Ridge pioneer, he was present at key historic events including the first tests of the atomic bomb.

In Oak Ridge, he met his wife of 63 years, Frances “Millie” Marlino. They married in 1951 and raised five children together. P.J. and Millie were truly devoted to each other until her death in August 2014.

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Obituary: Bill S. Denton

Bill S. Denton, 88, of Oak Ridge, passed away Tuesday, June 10, 2015, in Nashville. He was born in Celina, Tennessee, and spent his adult life in Oak Ridge.

Prior to moving to Oak Ridge to begin his long career as a professional engineer, he served in both World War II and the Korean conflict. He then happily spent over 40 years working at X-10, Y-12, and K-25 and continued working another 10 years using his vast experience as an independent contractor where his travels included Portsmouth, Ohio, and Rocky Flats, Colorado. He loved his work and took great pride in doing the job right.

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