Obituary: Garlis McGhee

Garlis McGhee

Garlis McGhee

Garlis McGhee, age 82, a resident of the Batley Community in Anderson County, passed away Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at Methodist Medical Center.

Mr. McGhee was born on April 3, 1932, in New River.

In 1952, at the age of 20, he entered into the United States Navy and served his country during the Korean War. While serving, he received several medals, citations, commendations, and ribbons.

Following his military discharge in 1957, he moved to Dayton, Ohio, and lived in Dayton for 10 years, moving back to Coalfield in 1967. He then moved to the Batley Community in 1973, where he has continued to live. [Read more...]

Obituary: Marilyn Goldstein Rudo

Marilyn Goldstein Rudo

Marilyn Goldstein Rudo

Marilyn Rudo (nee Goldstein), passed away at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge on April 19, 2014, surrounded by her loving family.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Herbert Rudo; parents, Ida and Samuel Goldstein; and her son Robert.

She is survived by her children, Melinda Durden (Robert), Elise Young (Glenn), Brian Rudo (Betsey), Nadine Clunie (Kent); grandchildren, Sam Manning, Max Manning, Brittany Durden, James Durden, Gavin Roske (Stef), Josh Roske, Traci Travis (Michael), Tina Quintero (Enrique), Serisa Iannitelli, Willy Hirschfeld (Ruth); great-grandchildren, Gabe Travis, Justin Travis, Riley Travis, Jayden Travis, Anna Iannitelli, Joey Iannitelli, Russia Snipes, Ian Snipes, Uma Quintero, Jeffrey Hirschfeld, Niccole Brown (Jacob), Olivia Hirschfeld, and Rachel Hirschfeld; and great-great granddaughter Paisley. [Read more...]

Obituary: Betty Carolyn Greene

Betty Carolyn Greene

Betty Carolyn Greene

Betty Carolyn Greene, age 67, of Oak Ridge, went to be with the Lord on Friday, April 18, at her home.

She was born April 24, 1946, in Greeneville, Tennessee, the daughter of Dana and Minnie Honeycutt Kincaid.

Carolyn was a 1964 graduate of Oak Ridge High School. She enjoyed fishing, gardening, and cooking. Until her health began to fail, she attended Solway Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by husband Paschal “Cotton” Sevard Greene Jr. on April 15, 2010. [Read more...]

Obituary: Robert ‘Bobby’ Curtis Mashburn

Robert "Bobby" Curtis Mashburn

Robert “Bobby” Curtis Mashburn

Robert “Bobby” Curtis Mashburn, age 67, of Oak Ridge, passed away Tuesday, April 22, at Briarcliff Health Care Center, after a lengthy battle with his second bout of cancer.

He was born September 16, 1946, in Asheville, North Carolina, the son of Mary Ola Gunter and Curtis Frank Mashburn.

Bobby was a 1965 graduate of Oak Ridge High School. Following high school, he joined the Tennessee National Guard, where he served for nine years. He retired from the Y-12 plant at BWXT, where he was a production management specialist.

He was a member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks, Lodge #1684, the Oak Ridge Sportsman’s Association, the Oak Ridge Country Club, and the National Rifle Association. Bobby was an avid University of Tennessee Vols football fan and was just as passionate about playing golf and fishing. In his early years, he was a football coach for the Oak Ridge Boys Club. [Read more...]

Obituary: Willadean Hines

Willadean Hines, age 89, a resident of Oliver Springs, passed away Monday, April 21, 2014, at Park West Medical Center in Knoxville.

Mrs. Hines was born April 6, 1925, in Heber Springs, Arkansas. She moved to Oliver Springs in 1955.

Mrs. Hines was a faithful Christian and a member of Kellytown Baptist Church and the Order of Eastern Star, Chapter 211. She enjoyed traveling, reading, and working crossword puzzles.

Before her retirement, she was employed by the Anderson County Schools in the Head Start program. [Read more...]

Obituary: Wanda Alice Hamilton

Wanda McPherson Hamilton

Wanda McPherson Hamilton

Wanda Alice Hamilton, age 80, of Oak Ridge, died peacefully in her sleep Tuesday, April 15.

She was born Sept. 2, 1933, in Knoxville, the daughter of Samuel Henderson and Velma Hines McPherson.

Mrs. Hamilton was a former pianist and active member of Glenwood Baptist Church. She was a current member of Central Baptist Church, where she also sang in the choir and played piano. She was a talented pianist and played live for radio stations in Knoxville, and continued to play piano her entire life.

She enjoyed antiques, clogging, and was an avid reader and history buff. Mrs. Hamilton was an outgoing salesperson with Proffitt’s Department Store during the ’70s and ’80s, and was loved by many loyal customers. After retirement, she worked in an antique store in Jackson Square. [Read more...]

Obituary: Gwendolyn Angel Brown Wolfe

Gwendolyn Angel Brown Wolfe

Gwendolyn Angel Brown Wolfe

Gwendolyn Angel Brown Wolfe, age 84, of Clinton passed away Monday, April 14, 2014 at her home.

Gwendolyn was born March 5, 1930, in Johnson City, Tenn., to the late James Andrew and Mary Kathleen Starnes Angel. She attended the East Tennessee State University Training School, was a graduate of Washington Academy High School, and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Lincoln Memorial University in 1952. She married Donley Clark Brown “Browny,” now deceased, in a church wedding in 1954. Browny was so proud to have Gwen on his arm.

Gwendolyn also found love again later in life and married Harold E. Wolfe on Oct. 30, 1993, at First United Methodist Church. She was employed with the Atomic Energy Commission and Energy Research and Development Administration, which evolved to the Department of Energy, from 1952-1986 working in public relations, the Office of Assistant Manager for Research and Development, and was the executive secretary to the manager from 1971-1986, when she retired early to help with the care of her ailing husband, who battled leukemia. [Read more...]

Obituary: Mary Elizabeth ‘Liz’ Collins

Liz Collins

Liz Collins

Mary Elizabeth “Liz” Collins, age 84, of Oak Ridge, Tennessee went to Heaven to be with her Lord on April 14, 2014.

She was born in Hermitage, Tenn., on Feb. 20, 1930 to parents John and Gracie McNelley.

She was head of housekeeping at NHC, Oak Ridge, from its opening in 1978 until 1988, when she resigned to care for her husband until his death in 1991. She was a faithful member of Calvary Baptist Church for over 50 years where she taught Sunday School.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest “Ernie” Collins, and daughter-in-law, Angela Collins. [Read more...]

Obituary: Tom ‘Bill’ Fowler

Tom “Bill” Fowler passed away Monday, April 14, at National Health Care Nursing Home in Oak Ridge.

Tom was retired from Oak Ridge National Laboratory as a code developer and served in the South Pacific with the United States Marines. Tom joined ORNL Nuclear Reactor Physics Division in 1953 and was a leader of the Code Development Group and  co-authored numerous articles on code development. He retired in 1981. [Read more...]

Obituary: Danny Warwick

Danny Warwick age, age 53, of Andersonville, passed away suddenly on Saturday, April 12, 2014, at his home in Andersonville.

Danny was a member of New Home Baptist Church. He enjoyed riding four-wheelers, taking walks, and at one time, drove a race car at Atomic Raceway. He was a loving son, brother, and uncle. Danny was preceded in death by his father, Earl Warwick and his brother, Gary Warwick. [Read more...]

Obituary: J.C. Potts

J.C. Potts, age 92, a resident of Oliver Springs, passed away Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at his home.

Mr. Potts was born April 12, 1921 in Scott County, Tenn. Following his military discharge in 1945, he moved to Oliver Springs, where he has continued to live. Mr. Potts was a member of Kelly Town Baptist Church.

Mr. Potts entered into the United States Army and served his country during World War II. He received the American Theater Ribbon with three Bronze Stars, the WWII Victory Medal, and several other medals, decorations, and citations.

Before his retirement in 1982, he was employed as a truck driver, at both the X-10 and Y-12 federal plants, for 26 years. [Read more...]

Obituary: Johnny R. Johnson

Johnny R. Johnson

Johnny R. Johnson

Johnny R. Johnson, age 81, of Oak Ridge, went to be with the Lord Sunday, April 13, at Methodist Medical Center, surrounded by his loving family, friends, and Pastor Brian Scott.

He was born Oct. 29, 1932, in Dayton, Tenn., the son of Claude and Gertrude Morgan Johnson.

Mr. Johnson served in the Tennessee National Guard and the U.S. Army from 1949 to 1966 and served in the Korean War. He worked at the K-25 plant for 30 years and at the Y-12 plant for 17 years, retiring in December 1999. He loved fishing, flower gardening, holiday get-togethers, and visiting with friends and family. He was a member of Robertsville Baptist Church. [Read more...]