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Obituaries

  • May 14, 2008, obituaries

    Jimmy J. Brown

    Jimmy J. Brown, 74, of Oliver Springs, died Monday, May 12, 2008, in Methodist Medical Center, Oak Ridge.

    Born Dec. 27, 1933, in Nortonville, Ky., he had lived in Oliver Springs since 1992. A U.S. Army veteran, he was a member of Lions Club International. He was a directional survey engineer with at Eastman Whipstock for 17 years. After moving to Oliver Springs, he was employed with Kroger, Oak Ridge, for 10 years.

  • May 13, 2008, obituaries

    James L. Alexander

    The Rev. James L. Alexander, 82, of Philadelphia, died Friday, May 9, 2008.

    Born April 12, 1926, he was of the Baptist faith. A pastor for 56 years, he was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of Paint Rock Lodge 367 for 33 years and was a 32nd-Degree Mason.

  • May 12, 2008, obituaries

    Mary Elizabeth 'Libby' Collette

    Mary Elizabeth “Libby” Collette,73, of Rockwood, died Friday, May 9, 2008, in Rockwood Rehabilitation Center.

    She was preceded in death by parents, William and Henrietta Hicks Collette; brothers: Gene, Maynard, Billy Collette and Elmer “Shot” Collette; and sisters, Stella Mae Collette and Betty Zink.

  • May 10, 2008, obituaries

    Bobbie Jean Thornton

    Bobbie Jean Thornton, 73, of Harriman, died Thursday, May 8, 2008, in Methodist Medical Center, Oak Ridge.

    She attended Byrd Church, Sunbright.

    She was preceded in death by parents, Riley and Ruth Thornton; and brothers, Steve Thornton, Lewis Thornton, Ray Thornton and Bill Thornton.

  • May 9, 2008, obituaries

    Michael Steven Whitson

    Michael Steven Whitson, 50, of Nashville, formerly of Harriman, died Monday, May 5, 2008.

    He was employed with BellSouth for 26 years.

    He was preceded in death by father, Albert E. Whitson Jr.

  • May 8, 2008, obituaries

    Charles ‘Red’ Barnes

    Charles “Red” Barnes, 68, of the Rinnie community in Cumberland County, died Monday, May 5, 2008, in Jamestown Regional Medical Center.

    He was born July 4, 1939, in Rockwood.

    Survivors include his wife, Shirley; son, Sam Barnes; daughters, Athena Key and Deborah Farley; brothers, Billy Barnes and Archie Barnes; and sisters, Chrystal Jackson and Ann Brendel.

  • May 7, 2008, obituaries

    Skillie Curd Jr.

    Skillie Curd Jr., 79, of Oliver Springs, died Thursday, May 1, 2008, in Methodist Medical Center, Oak Ridge.

    Born Feb. 24, 1929, he was the son of Skillie and Willie Mae Young Curd, both of whom preceded him in death. A native and lifelong resident of Oliver Springs, he loved his family, his community and his church. He was a dedicated Christian and a faithful member of Little Leaf Baptist Church, Oliver Springs.

  • May 6, 2008, obituaries

    Thomas F. Bowman

    Thomas F. Bowman, 81, of Huntsville, Ala., died Sunday, May 4, 2008, in an area hospital.

    A native of Harriman, he served in the Merchant Marines and was a corporal in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict. He was the director of The Medical Laboratory, and he later worked for Huntsville Hospital until his retirement.

  • May 4, 2008, obituaries

    George “Kenneth” Baker

    George “Kenneth” Baker, 81, of Harriman, died Friday, May 2, 2008, in University of Tennessee Medical Center, Knoxville.

    A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he was retired from Burlington Hosiery after more than 40 years of service. He was a member of Emory Heights Baptist Church, Harriman, and had served as deacon, Sunday school teacher and cemetery overseer as long as his health allowed. He loved to garden and spend time with his family.

  • May 2, 2008, obituaries

    Mary Sue Billingsley

    Mary Sue Billingsley, 91, of Harriman, died Monday, April 28, 2008, in Roane Medical Center, Harriman.

    A member of Lakeview Baptist Church, Harriman, she enjoyed working in the garden and crocheting.

    She was preceded in death by parents, Fred and Jessie Campbell Billingsley.

    Survivors include several cousins; her church family; her friends and neighbors; caregiver, Darlene Griffis; and a host of nieces, nephews, family, friends and loved ones.