|William Chatman, of Oliver Springs
William H. “Bill” Chatman Jr., 70, of Oliver Springs, died Wednesday,
Nov. 3, 1999, in his home. He was born Dec. 22, 1928, in Morgan County,
one of 10 children, and was reared in the Coalfield Community.
He was of the Baptist faith and a U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean War.
He worked most of his life as a pipefitter and was a 38-year member of
the Plumbers and Steamfitters Union, Local No. 421 in Charleston, S.C.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William H. and Oma Byrd Chatman
Sr.; and one sister, Willa Dean Chatman; four brothers, Jeff L. Nelson,
Houston, and Warren Chatman; six brothers-in-law, Harold Longmire, Frank
Hall, and Roy, John, Jim and Clifford Taylor; one sister-in-law, Louise
Chatman; and his mother- and father-in-law, Ada and Isaac Taylor.
Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Myrtle Taylor Chatman of Oliver
Springs; one son, Stephen William Chatman of Oliver Springs; two daughters
and sons-in-law, Connie (Chatman) and Billy W. Himes Jr. of Oliver Springs
and Tammy (Chatman) and Dr. James Allen Ropicky of Dousman, Wis.; one grandchild,
Matthew Taylor Himes of Oliver Springs; two brothers and one sister-in-law,
Clyde Chatman of Winston-Salem, N.C., and Hansford and Emma Chatman of
Dayton, Ohio; two sisters and one-brother-in-law, Ellen Hall of New Carlisle,
Ohio and Faye and Ed “Slim” Cline of LaFollette; three sisters- and one
brother-in-law, Clara Chatman of Jacksonville, N.C., Inez and Gene Christian
of Cottondale, Ala., and Lena Taylor of Harriman; and one brother- and
sister-in-law, Gilbert Stephen and Mary Sue Taylor of Tuscaloosa, Ala.
The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 7, in Weatherford
Mortuary in Oak Ridge. Funeral services followed at 8 p.m., with the Rev.
Tony Rutherford officiating.
Graveside services are 1:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 8, in Clax Gap Baptist
Church Cemetery in Harriman. The East Tennessee Veterans Honor Guard will
provide full military honors.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Lee Costanza,
103 Case Lane, Oak Ridge, Tenn., 37830.
John V. Welch, 91, of Rockwood
John V. Welch, 91, of Rockwood, died Wednesday, Nov. 3, 1999, in Rockwood
Health Care Center.
He was a member of Second Baptist Church of Rockwood, Rockwood Lodge
No. 403 F & AM, American Legion, a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II.
He also was a retired stores clerk with Union Carbide, Y-12, with 21 years
of service and was a minor league baseball pitcher with the Chattanooga
Lookouts from 1927 to 1929.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Isaac and Mesia Welch.
Survivors include his wife, Frances Welch of Rockwood; two sons, Rickey
Welch of Baltimore, Md., and Bobby Welch of Rockwood; one daughter, Diane
Armes of Rockwood; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6, in Evans
Mortuary. Funeral services will follow at 8 p.m., in the funeral home chapel,
with the Rev. Harold Newby officiating.
Graveside services and burial will be 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 7, in the
Oak Grove Cemetery in Rockwood.
James Earl Warren, 74, of Oak Ridge
James Earl Warren, 74, of Oak Ridge died Thursday, Nov. 4, 1999, in
Methodist Medical Center. He was born Sept. 7, 1925 in Paint Rock to Charley
and Edna Westbrook of Warren. He was a retired fire service lieutenant
of Martin Marietta Energy Systems at the Y-12 plant.
Warren was a member of Glenwood Baptist Church, where he was also a
deacon and involved in many church activities, including the Food Cupboard.
He was also a member of the Faith Masonic Lodge number 756. During the
1960s and 1970s, Warren was involved with the Oak Ridge Parks and Recreations
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Jolly Mae Warren and a
daughter, Marilyn Warren; and two grandchildren, Levi Shannon and Jason
He is survived by his wife, Reva Beckler Warren of Oak Ridge; two sons,
James Don Warren and his wife, Judy Ann, of Kingston and James Michael
Warren and his wife, Kathy, of Clinton; four brothers, Larry, Ray, Gary
and Ralph Warren, all of Camden; three sisters, Nell Townsend and Ruth
Douglas of Camden, and LuDene Weatherly of St. Louis, Mo; four step children,
Brenda Lansley and her husband, Kevin, of Smyrna, Steve Beckler and wife,
Lisa, of Atlanta, Ga., Patricia Kingsley and husband, Denny, of Fairfield,
Texas, and Donnie Beckler of Oak Ridge; brother-in-law Loyd Lockhart and
Amanda Lockhart, of Rockwood; six grandchildren, James Dan Warren Jr. of
San Angelo, Texas, Andrew Warren of Lenoir City, Kasi Ross of Colorado
Springs, Colo., Michael Warren of Louisville, Ky., Crystal Shannon of Oliver
Springs and April Perry of Knoxville; 10 great grandchildren, seven step-grandchildren
and several nieces and nephews.
The family received friends on Saturday, Nov. 6, from 6 to 8 p.m. in
Weatherford Mortuary in Oak Ridge.
The funeral was held at 8:15 p.m.Saturday Nov. 6, in the chapel of
Weatherford Mortuary with the Rev. Steve McDonald and the Rev. Herbert
Lee officiating. A Masonic service preceded the funeral at 8 p.m. A graveside
service was held Sunday, Nov. 7, at 3 p.m. in Oak Ridge Memorial Park.
Memorials may be made to Glenwood Baptist Church Food Cupboard, 200
S. Alabama Road, Oak Ridge, Tenn. 37830.
Virgil N. Davis Jr., 63, of Midtown
Virgil N. Davis Jr., 63, of Midtown and formerly of Wartburg, died
Thursday, Nov. 4, 1999, in Roane Medical Center in Harriman.
He attended Riverside Baptist Church. He was a 32nd degree Mason and
was a member of Southgate Lodge No. 569. He was also a member of the Kerbela
Shrine Temple. He was retired from Morgan County Regional Correctional
Facility and was a U.S. Air Force Veteran of the Korean and Vietnam wars
with more than 22 years of service.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Virgil N. Davis Sr. and Nancy
Ruth (Henry) Davis; one son, Allen Lynn Davis; and one sister, Lola Scarbro.
Survivors include his wife, Billy Jo Morgan Davis; two daughters and
sons-in-law, Sheila and Jimmy Banken Sr. of Harriman and Diane and Fred
Hamilton of Midtown; one daughter-in-law, Tresia Davis of Midtown; five
grandchildren, Bradley, Kyle and Sara Davis of Midtown, Jimmy D. Banken
Jr. of Harriman and Tessa Nicole Hamilton of Midtown; one brother, Billy
Davis of Deer Lodge; one sister, Dixie Dudy of Wartburg; several nieces
and nephews; one aunt, Edith Aytes; and several brothers- and sisters-in-law.
The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6, in Davis
Funeral Home in Harriman. Funeral services followed at 8 p.m. with the
Rev. Mason Goodman officiating. A Masonic service will follow.
Burial will be 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 7, in Roane Memorial Gardens in
Charlene Hill, 68, of Harriman
Charlene Hill, 68, of Harriman, died Thursday, Nov. 4, 1999, in Roane
Medical Center in Harriman.
She was an owner and operator of the Beacon Drive-In.
She was preceded in death by her husband, George V. Hill Sr.; one son,
George V. Hill Jr.; her parents, T.T. Brooks and Ruby Penney.
Survivors include one daughter, Sue Upton of Dalton, Ga.; one son,
Haskell Hill of Harriman; four grandchildren, John B. and Jamie L. Upton,
both of Dalton, Ga., and Alix A. and Chloe E. Hill, both of Harriman; one
sister, Polly Pickel of Decatur; and two brothers, Lloyd Brooks of North
Carolina and Bill Brooks of Georgia.
The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6, in Kyker
Funeral Home in Harriman.
Funeral services were 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 7, in the funeral home chapel.
Burial will follow in Roane Memorial Gardens in Harriman.
Betty G. Wallace, 68, of Harriman
Betty G. Wallace, 68, of Harriman died Saturday, Nov. 6, 1999, in Roane
Medical Center. She was a member of Harriman United Methodist Church, Eagles
Auxiliary and past president of the Elks Lodge Auxiliary in Midtown. She
and her husband, Don Wallace, were former owners of Caney Creek Marina
She was preceded in death by her mother, Ruby Newman of Harriman.
Survivors include her husband, Don Wallace; her father, Leonard “Whitey”
Newman of Kingston; three daughters, Gail Green of Midtown, Carole Walker
of Harriman and Jeri King of Oakdale; two brothers, Bud Newman of Conyers,
Ga. and Jim Newman of Kingston; a sister, Martha Fogg of Rockwood; four
grandchildren; and seven great grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at Brown Funeral home, in Kingston
on Monday, Nov. 8. 1999, from 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral will follow.
There will be a graveside service Tuesday, Nov. 9, at 1 p.m. at Roane
Medical Gardens with the Rev. Chris Redmond officiating.