Blanche Whitfield Gaither, formerly of Oak Ridge, died early Saturday morning Jan. 25, at home in Knoxville.
Born Jan. 28, 1915, in Belmont, Miss., Blanche would have been 99 years old on Tuesday. Her parents were Arthur David Whitfield and Bertha White Whitfield. She attended school in Belmont and at age 16 was valedictorian of her high school graduating class.
Blanche and Charles Burgess Gaither, were married Sept. 26, 1936, and lived in Fulton, Miss., and Sylacauga, Ala., during World War II. They moved to Oak Ridge in 1944, when Charles came to work in the Operations Division at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. [Read more…]