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Obituaries

  • Mary Alexander Baker

    Mary Alexander Baker

    Mary Alexander Baker, 85, of Harriman, died Saturday, Oct. 24, 2009, in The Bridge at Rockwood. 

    A member of Trenton Street Baptist Church, Harriman, and a good wife for more than 67 years, she was employed with Stone’s Department Store and Burns Dress Shop prior to her retirement.

    She was preceded in death by parents, Arthur and Ida Alexander; sisters, Velma Lee Testament and Willie Margaret Hall; and brother, W.A. Alexander II.

  • Whelmenia 'Wilma' Gibson

    Whelmenia ‘Wilma’ Gibson

    A memorial service for Whelmenia “Wilma” Gibson, 79, of Rockwood, will be at 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6, in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

    She died Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2009, in Renaissance Terrace, Harriman.

     

  • Roy L. Giles

    Roy L. Giles

    Roy L. Giles, 84, of Harriman, died Tuesday Oct. 27, 2009 at Roane Medical Center. He retired from Harriman Paper Company after 42 years. He was a farmer and member of Riggs Chapel Baptist Church.

    He was preceded in death by his wife June Giles; daughter JoAlice Russell; and sister Margie Clark.

    Survivors include daughter, Sharon Andrews of Harriman; grandchildren and spouses, Tim Shipwash and Stacy and Wende Harmon and Lloyd, all of Harriman, and Mesa Tipton of Jefferson City; a host  of great-grandchildren.

  • Michael Steven 'Mike' Holloway

    Michael Holloway

    Michael Steven “Mike” Holloway, 59, of Rockwood, died Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2009 in Roane Medical Center.

    He was a tree trimmer and plumber.

    He was preceded in death by his parents, Andrew and Martha Kilby Holloway.

    Survivors include sisters, Brenda Brandon of Cleveland, Mary Brasel of Rockwood, Eva Plemons of Michigan; and best friennd, Don “Smokey” Wyrick of Rockwood.

  • Linda Sue Allen

    Linda Sue Allen

    Linda Sue Allen, 53, of Rockwood, died Monday, Oct. 19, 2009, in Methodist Medical Center, Oak Ridge.

    Born Dec. 1, 1955, in Cincinnati, she was the daughter of Elige A. Miles Jr., who preceded her in death, and Joyce Evelyn Sherrill Miles Holden.

    Survivors,  in addition to her mother, include son, Billy Miller Jr.; stepfather, Jackie Holden; sister, Brinda Barnes; brother-in-law, Danny Barnes; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles.

  • Marie Susan Almond Woodall

    Marie Susan Almond Woodall

    Marie Susan Almond Woodall, 102, of Montgomery, Ill., died Sunday, Oct. 11, 2009, at her home.

  • Robert Q. 'Bob' Gillis

    Robert Q. ‘Bob’ Gillis

    Robert Q. “Bob” Gillis, 83, of Harriman, died Saturday, Oct. 24, 2009, at his home.

    A member of South Harriman Baptist Church, he was retired from GTE in Florida following 24 years of service. Prior to that time, he helped build Harriman Cable Television. He enjoyed fishing, baseball, videography and gardening.

    He was preceded in death by daughter, Nancy Gillis; parents, William and Kate Gillis; and daughter-in-law, Melissa Gillis.

  • Lloyd Johnson

    Lloyd Johnson

    Lloyd Johnson, 84, of Kingston, died Saturday, Oct. 24, 2009, at his home.

    Born Dec. 16, 1924, in Roane County, he was the son of Oscar and Addie Johnson, both of whom preceded him in death. A U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, he retired from Y-12 Plant, Oak Ridge, after 35 years of faithful service. He was a member of Union Chapel Baptist Church, Kingston, and for many years served as a church deacon. He was also a longtime  member of American Legion Post 110 and a 50-year member of Union Lodge 38 F&AM, Kingston.

  • Roetta L. Kennedy

    Roetta L. Kennedy

    Roetta L. Kennedy, 50, of Oliver Springs, died Thursday, Oct. 22, 2009, at her home.

    Born May 12, 1959, in Oliver Springs, she was a lifelong resident of the area. A loving mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and special friend to all who knew her, she previously worked as a waitress. While in declining health, she enjoyed cooking and caring for her family. She especially loved having her family around during Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter. She was a member of Mount Pisgah Baptist Church, Oliver Springs.

  • Richard Glen Latham

    Richard Glen Latham

    Richard Glen Latham, 29, of Rockwood, died Thursday, Oct. 22, 2009, in Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, after a lung transplant following a lengthy illness.

    He was preceded in death by grandparents, Thomas Richard and Sally Ann Latham and Fletcher and Jewel Anderson; and great-grandparents, Amanda Latham, Claude and Doomy Eldridge.