Obituary: Brenda Louise Johnson

Brenda Louise Johnson

Brenda Louise Johnson

Brenda Louise Johnson, age 67, of Clinton, passed away Tuesday, October 28, at Golden Living Center-Windwood in Clinton.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Douglas and Etta Austin; husband, Charlie Johnson; brother, Jimmy Austin; and sister, Jackie Sue Weaver.

Brenda is survived by her son, Larry Johnson and wife Kim of Oliver Springs; brothers, David Austin and wife Mary Lou of Clinton, Glenn Austin and wife Marie of Chattanooga, and Eddie Austin of Indiana; sisters, Pat Maxfield and husband Jay of Clinton, Kathy Hatmaker and husband Randall of Briceville; grandchildren, Matthew and Nicholas; and her special friends, David and Rhonda Kesterson. [Read more...]

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Obituary: Etta Phillips Patterson

Etta Phillips Patterson

Etta Phillips Patterson

Etta Phillips Patterson, age 95 , a resident of Harriman, went home to be with the Lord, Tuesday, October 28, at the home of her daughter Faye Russell, while surrounded by her family.

Mrs. Patterson was born December 26, 1918, in the Stainsville Community in Anderson County. She is a lifelong resident of this area.

She was primarily a homemaker; however, in the early years, she was employed at the former Whiteway Restaurant in Harriman and Palm Beach Textile Industries.

She was a faithful Christian and a member of the Big Mountain Baptist Church in Oliver Springs.  [Read more...]

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Obituary: Carolyn Hall Byrge

Carolyn Hall Byrge, age 60, a resident of Oliver Springs, passed away Wednesday, October 29, at Methodist Medical Center.

Mrs. Byrge was born January 22, 1954, in Harriman. She was a lifelong resident of Oliver Springs.

Carolyn was a homemaker who loved spending time with her family. She was of the Baptist faith.

She was preceded in death by her father, Edward Hall, and by a granddaughter, Lucy Jane Butler. [Read more...]

Obituary: Ernest Vernon Cosson

Ernest V. Cosson

Ernest V. Cosson

“Three Yards to Glory”

Ernest Vernon Cosson, 88, of Oak Ridge, passed away on Monday, October 27.

He was born on February 23, 1926, to parents William Sydney Cosson and Elizabeth Smith Cosson in Morristown.

Known as “Baldy” by his hometown family and friends, Cosson excelled in sports in high school and college. At Morristown High School, he played on the varsity football team as a freshman. In his sophomore year, Cosson got honorable mention on the 1942 All-East TN team. Football was suspended in 1943 due to World War II, and Cosson did not play his junior or senior years.

Cosson was also a member of the Morristown High School basketball team in ’43 and ’44, and was named to first team All District in 1944, when the team was District Champions. [Read more...]

Obituary: Louise ‘Lou’ Green Fitzgerald

Louise "Lou" Green Fitzgerald

Louise “Lou” Green Fitzgerald

Louise “Lou” Green Fitzgerald, age 87, of Oak Ridge, passed away Thursday, October 23, at the home of her daughter, Marsha Fitzgerald Smith.

Mrs. Fitzgerald was born December 18, 1926, in Muncie, Indiana, the daughter of Charles and Della Brummett Green, who both died young. She was raised in Burnside, Kentucky, by her aunt and uncle, Mary and Bill Huff.

Mrs. Fitzgerald was a longtime member of Robertsville Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents and her Aunt Mary and Uncle Bill, she was preceded in death by her sister, Clara “Jean” Fitzgerald, and grandson, Christopher “Neil” Smith. [Read more...]

Obituary: Emma Sue Honeycutt Young

Emma Sue Young

Emma Sue Young

Emma Sue Honeycutt Young, age 74, of Oak Ridge and formerly of LaFollette, passed away Monday morning, October 27, at 5:34 a.m. at her home.

She was born August 10, 1940, in Campbell County to the late Sherley and Edna Dossett Honeycutt of LaFollette. She was a member of the Oak Ridge Church of Christ.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Christie Gail Young Campbell; four sisters, Thelma Honeycutt Posey, Dorothy Honeycutt Millett, Nettie Honeycutt Hill, and Betty Honeycutt Brown; one brother, Sherley Honeycutt Jr.; in-laws, John L. and Myrtle D. Young; and brother-in-law, David D. Young. [Read more...]

Obituary: Patricia Ann Childress

Patricia Ann Childress, age 58, of Clinton, went home to be with Jesus on Thursday, October 23.

She was a loving wife and mother. She enjoyed playing the piano and singing, “The Lighthouse.” She was a faithful member of Lone Mountain Baptist Church of Andersonville. Patricia also loved spending time with family.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John Henry and Bonnie Bell; sister, Betty Bailey; and brother, Leo Bell. [Read more...]

Obituary: Bobbie Shepherd

Bobbie Louise Shepherd

Bobbie Louise Shepherd

Bobbie Shepherd, age 75, of Oak Ridge, passed away Wednesday, October 21, at Parkwest Medical Center in Knoxville.

Bobbie loved boating, fishing, and cruising. She was a very giving person and loved to help others. She was a longtime volunteer at the Salvation Army and spent 25 years with the Holiday Bureau. Bobbie worked as a nursing assistant at Parkwest Medical Center and drove a school bus for Oak Ridge Schools before retiring.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Delbert Sr. and Pauline Johnson; brother, Johnny Johnson; and son-in-law Mike Bailey.  [Read more...]

Obituary: Patricia Ann Potts Davis

Patricia Ann Potts Davis, age 69, a resident of Oliver Springs, passed away Wednesday, October 22, at Methodist Medical Center.

Pat was born April 10, 1945, in Oliver Springs. She was a lifelong resident of this area.

Before her disability, she was employed as a clerk at Proffitt’s in Oak Ridge.

Mrs. Davis was preceded in death by her parents, J.C. Potts and Evelyn Crass Potts. [Read more...]

Obituary: Henry Clinton ‘H.C.’ Shanks

Henry Clinton "H.C." Shanks

Henry Clinton “H.C.” Shanks

Henry Clinton Shanks, of Oak Ridge, answered the call of his Lord to join Him in His heavenly home October 24, 2014.

Henry was born to Neal and Willie Ann Alvis Shanks on November 20, 1918, in Rogersville, Tennessee.

“H.C.,” as he was often called, was a veteran of World War II serving with the U.S. Navy. He was a retiree after 39 years working for Union Carbide Nuclear Corporation as a boiler operator at the K-25 facility, and he was a long-time member and deacon of Woodland Park Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 34 years, Selma Self Shanks; siblings, Claude, Fred, Clarence, Neal Jr., Will, Louise, and Leona; and grandson, Michael Childs. [Read more...]

Obituary: Freddy Lynn Lunce

Freddy Lynn Lunce

Freddy Lynn Lunce

Freddy Lynn Lunce, age 62, passed away on Monday, October 20, in Oak Ridge.

Fred is survived by his son, Jacob and daughter-in-law Natasha of Warner Robins, Georgia; his daughter Julie Leathers and son-in-law David Leathers of Knoxville; and his former wife Debbie Lunce of Oliver Springs. Fred is survived by grandchildren Averie Leathers, Makayla, Makenzie, and grandson Callen Lunce.

Fred was born on June 13, 1952, to parents Fred and Wilma Lunce in Jefferson County. He graduated from East Tennessee State in 1972 with a degree in nursing. Fred also held certifications in counseling for drug and alcohol abuse. Fred dedicated the majority of his life to counseling and helping people that suffered from addiction. [Read more...]

Obituary: Jeffrey Louis Ginsburg

Jeffrey Louis Ginsburg

Jeffrey Louis Ginsburg

Jeffery Louis Ginsburg, age 64, born April 27, 1950, in Oak Ridge, died Saturday, October 18.

Jeff graduated from Oak Ridge High School Class of 1968 and obtained a bachelor’s degree in human resources from Tusculum College.

He was a former business owner, city councilman, and president of the Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce. His recent professional work was spent in human resources, where he was vice president of human resources for LeGacy Resource Corporation. He also served as president of the Tennessee Valley Human Resources Association, was on the Tennessee State HR Association Council, and was past president of the Oak Ridge HR Association. He was recently awarded the ESGR Ombudsman of the Year for his work with the Army National Guard and Reserve.  [Read more...]