January 18, 2008 obituaries

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By The Staff

Fred Cook

Fred Cook, 52, of Oakdale, died Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2008, at his home.

He was preceded in death by father, Robert Cook.

Survivors include his wife, Helen Nelson Cook; sons, Robby Trew and Gary Woods, both of Harriman; daughter, Chris Dover of Harriman; granddaughters, Heather and Shea Bane; mother, Rosie Holt Cook; brothers and sisters-in-law, George and Dorthy Cook, Frank and Ronda Cook, Buford and Pam Cook and Randy Cook, all of Oakdale, and Earl and Mary Cook of Rockwood; sisters and brothers-in-law, Mary and Bobby Clark and Margie Clark, all of Clarksville, Sandy and Junior Helton and Jeannie Wittibsiager, all of Oakdale, and Glenda and Butch Condrone of Har-riman; and a host of nieces, nephews and loved ones.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, in Davis Funeral Home, Harriman. Funeral service will follow, with the Rev. Larry Noe officiating. Graveside service and burial will be Sunday, Jan. 20, at Cook Family Cemetery, Oakdale.

Floyd Ray Givens

Floyd Ray Givens, 70, of Harriman, died Monday, Jan. 14, 2008, at his home.

Born April 30, 1937, in the Homestead community of Cumberland County, he was a retired line supervisor and a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local in Houston. He was a U.S. Army veteran.

He was preceded in death by parents, James Floyd Givens and Clara Edna Nance; brothers, James Howard Givens, Cleston Givens and Stanton Givens.

Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Brenda and Tony Eaton of Westel and Raian and Kevin Veronie of Spring, Texas; son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth and Angie Givens of Westel; grandchildren, Kari Eaton, Billy Eaton, Clint Givens, Ashley Givens and Brianna Hassler, all of Westel, and Kendra Givens of Rockwood; great-grandchildren, Bailey Eaton, Jaclyn Eaton and Kiana Eaton; former wife, Mary Lou Givens of Westel; brother, R.C. Givens of Westel; sisters, Wanda Treadway of Rockwood and Lou Dalton of Knoxville; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Funeral service was at 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, in Evans Mortuary chapel, Rockwood, with the Rev. Pete Scarbrough officiating. Graveside service, with full military honors by the Roane County Military Memorial Honor Guard, and burial will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 18, at Daysville Cemetery, Rockwood.

An online register is available at www.evansmortuary.net.

Frank M. Hamilton

Frank M. Hamilton, 79, of Palm Desert, Calif., died of a brain tumor Saturday, Dec. 22, 2007, at his home.

He was born Jan. 30, 1928.

He was preceded in death by stepson, William Roberts.

Survivors include his wife, Juanita, with whom he would have celebrated his 60th wedding anniversary on Feb. 7; daughters, Judy Roth of Sweetwater and Cathy Pedersen of Palm Desert; stepchildren, Frances Sherwood, Tom Roberts and Jim Roberts, all of California; and sisters, Polly Hawn and Ruth Kelly of Tennessee.

In accordance with his wishes, the body was cremated, with arrangements by Trident Society, Rancho Mirage, Calif.

Memorial service will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, in Foursquare Church at Palm Desert Country Club Association, Palm Desert.

Mitchell Wayne Kelly

Mitchell Wayne Kelly, 46, of Oliver Springs, died Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2008, at his home.

Born Sept. 6, 1961, in Harriman, he lived in the Coalfield community and was a 1980 graduate of Coalfield High School. He was most recently employed with Briarcliff Health Care Center, Oak Ridge, and was formerly employed with Bi-Lo Supermarket and Coalfield High School. He at-tended Beech Park Baptist Church, Oliver Springs, which was a great joy to him. He also enjoyed gospel singing and spending time with his fam-ily.

He was preceded in death by grandparents, Nadine and Bill McNew, Robert and Stella Kelly and Verldon and Irene Coker; parents, Mildred Kelly and Vann Kelly; sister, Cathy Brown; and nephew, Kainon Kelly.

Survivors include mother, Verldean Kelly of Oliver Springs; brothers and sisters-in-law, Ronnie and Suzanne Poole and Jeff and Sandy Kelly, all of Oliver Springs, and Mike and Debbie Kelly of Rockwood; sisters and brothers-in-law, Brenda Hamby of Gastonia, N.C., Cindy and Roger Bendure of LaVernge, Darlene and Steve Collins of Oliver Springs, Karen and Wes Kirkland of Powell and Cindy and Dan Davis of Andersonville; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Mike and Karen Brown of Knoxville; nieces and nephews, Shannon and Jeramie Foster, Morgan Poole, Kristi Kelly, Phillip and Kristin Kelly, Mary Catherine and Rachel Brown, Sony Hamby, Ron Hamby and wife Toni, Allison and Madison Bendure, Kelly Collins and Wesley Kirkland; great-nieces, Taylor Kelly, Kaylee Kelly and Logan Hamby; aunts and uncles, Clara McNew, Carolyn Pogue, Nick and Reba Ellis, Geneva and Earl Russell, June Humphrey, Hattie and Barry Henderson, Dottie Kelly, Eddie and Linda Coker, Verna Phillips and Mae Malcolm; special friends, Michael and Sandra Roysden; and many cousins, extended family members and friends.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, in Sharp Funeral Home, Oliver Springs. Funeral service will follow in the chapel, with the Rev. Robbie Leach officiating. Graveside service and burial will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20, at Willard Park Cemetery, Harri-man.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to Beech Park Baptist Church building fund, 519 W. Tri County Blvd., Oliver Springs, TN 37840.

An online register is available at www.sharpfh.com

William Wesley ‘Bill’ Parham Sr.

William Wesley “Bill” Parham Sr., 83, of Kingston, died Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2008, in Roane Medical Center, Harriman, after a brief and un-expected illness.

Born Sept. 21, 1924, in Metter, Ga., he moved to Kingston in the early 1940s to contribute his masonry skills in the massive construction ef-fort that later became known as the Manhattan Project. He was presented the Lifetime Membership award in 1995 for 50 years of consecutive service in the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftsmen.

He was preceded in death by his wife of more than 50 years, Marjorie Lucille Oran Parham, in March 2000.

Survivors include son and daughter-in-law, William Wesley Jr. and Valerie Ann Wood Parham of Washington, D.C.; sister, Bonelle Parkham Rocker of Hinesville, Ga.; and many brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews, from both the Oran and Parham families.

The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, in Kyker Funeral Home, Kingston. Graveside service and burial will be at 2:30 p.m. at Kingston Memorial Gardens with the Rev. David Largen officiating.

Nora Leilani Starks

Nora Leilani Starks, 17, of North Carolina, formerly of Harriman, died Sunday, Jan. 13, 2008, in Erlanger Medical Center, Chattanooga, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

Born Feb. 8, 1990, she was a beloved daughter, sister and friend. A senior at Murphy High School, Murphy, N.C., she donated her time in service of others as a member of World Changers Ministries and in the youth group at Little Brasstown Baptist Church, Brasstown, N.C. She re-cently participated in a horse ride to raise funds for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Survivors include father, Lonnie; mother, Janet; sister, Maria; brothers, Barrett and Jason; grandmother, Norma; great-grandmother, Violet; treasured horses, Midnight and Vega; many aunts, uncles, cousins, friends and five nephews.

Memorial service was at 7 p.m Wednesday, Jan. 16, in Little Brasstown Baptist Church, with Andrew Brown officiating. Townson-Rose Funeral Home, Murphy, was in charge of arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Crystal Peaks Youth Ranch, 19344 Innes Market Road, Bend, OR 97701, or www.crystalpeaksyouthranch.org.

A register book is available at www.mem.com.