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Obituaries

  • Dixie Light Self

    Dixie Light Self

    Dixie Light Self, 87, of Oak Ridge, died Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2009.

    Born Oct. 9, 1922, in Siler City, N.C., she was the daughter of Henry and Essie McMasters Light, both of whom preceded her in death. A member of Mount Pisgah Baptist Church, Oliver Springs, and Order of the Eastern Star 390, she enjoyed ceramics, knitting and cooking.

    In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Arnold K. Self; brother, Howard Light; sister, Elizabeth Furgeson; and infant sisters.

  • Charles Raymond White

    Charles Raymond White

    Charles Raymond White, 71, of Coalfield, died Thursday, Nov. 26, 2009, in Methodist Medical Center, Oak Ridge.

  • Reba M. Williams

    Reba M. Williams

    Reba M. Williams, 91, of Rockwood, died Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2009.

    Born Sept. 25, 1918, in Rockwood, she was the daughter of James Melvin and Frances Rebecca Potter Mitchell, both of whom preceded her in death. She was a member of the Church of Christ.

    In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by brothers, Rue Mitchell, Reuben Mitchell, Ross Mitchell, Raymond Mitchell, Ralph Mitchell and Ernest Mitchell; sister, Ruth Cogburn; her husband, Bill Williams; an infant son; and daughter, Ester Williams.

  • Jeffery L. 'Jeff' Brannon

    Jeffery L. ‘Jeff’ Brannon

    Jeffery L. “Jeff” Brannon, 49, of Maryville, died Friday, Nov. 20, 2009, at the family home after a long battle with cancer. 

    An old-fashioned, decent man in heart and deed, he was firm and dedicated in his faith in the Lord. Dependable and honest, he had high morals and great faith. He loved the outdoors, playing checkers, the state of Tennessee and football, especially Tennessee football. He will be sadly missed.

    He was preceded in death by parents, Buddy and Margaret Brannon; and grandparents.

  • Patricia Faye DeVaney Hatley

    Patricia Faye DeVaney Hatley

    Patricia Faye DeVaney Hatley, 61, of Lenoir City, died Saturday, Nov. 14, 2009, in Parkwest Medical Center, Knoxville.

    A member of Nelson Street Baptist Church, she retired from Yale Security.

    She was preceded in death by her husband, Junior Hatley; parents, Edgar DeVaney and Emma DeVaney Arden; brothers, Marvin DeVaney, Jim DeVaney, Richard DeVaney and Thurman DeVaney; and sister, Rose Hackler.

  • Hilda Mae King

    Hilda Mae King

    Hilda Mae King of Harriman died Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2009, in Methodist Medical Center, Oak Ridge.

    A member of Roane Church of Christ, Kingston, she worked at Roane Hosiery Mill for 25 years. She was a member of Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary and enjoyed cooking and gardening.

    She was preceded in death by daughter, Beverly Jean Cochran.

    Survivors include her husband of 66 years, Ray King of Harriman; daughter, Connie King-Berry of Florida;

  • Ruth Brock Queener

    Ruth Brock Queener

    Ruth Brock Queener, 92, of Clinton, died Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2009, in NHC Healthcare, Oak Ridge.

    Born May 5, 1917, in Anderson County, she lived in Oliver Springs until moving to Clinton in 1967. A homemaker and loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother, she was a member of Beech Park Baptist Church, Oliver Springs. Her hobbies included taking care of family and playing the violin.

  • Rommie Robert Vann Jr.

    Rommie Robert Vann Jr.

    Rommie Robert Vann Jr., 64, of the Joyner community of Morgan County, died Friday, Nov. 20, 2009, at his home.

    A member of Beech Fork Holiness Church, he was a self-employed carpenter who enjoyed farming, fishing and serving the Lord.

    He was preceded in death by parents, Rommie Vann Sr. and Zell Marie Basler Vann; sisters, Dora Faye Vann, Doris June Portwood and Dona Marie Vann; and brother, James Thomas Vann.

  • Wayne Thomas Jarnagin

    Wayne Thomas Jarnagin, 80, of Rockwood, died Friday, Nov. 13, 2009, in The Bridge at Rockwood.

    Born June 20, 1929, in Harriman, he was the son of Herbert Roy Sr. and Carrie Mae Cooley Jarnagin, both of whom preceded him in death. He was a member of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Rockwood, and a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean conflict.

    In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brother, Herbert Ray Jarnagin Jr.; and sister, Helen Morgan.

  • Jerry Brooks Standifer Sr.

    Jerry Brooks Standifer Sr.

    Jerry Brooks Standifer Sr., 69, of Knoxville, died Saturday, Nov. 14, 2009, at his home.  

    Born Dec. 21, 1939, he was of the Baptist faith and a U.S. Army veteran.

    He was preceded in death by parents, Charlie and Rhoda Standifer Russell; sister, Mary Evelyn Standifer; and infant half-brother, Charles Wesley Russell.