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Subject: [TNMORGAN] Obits From The Oak Ridger 19 Mar 2003
Date: Wed, 19 Mar 2003 19:44:53 EST
>From the Oak ridger 19 Mar 2003
James Allen "Jay" Smith, 67, of Oliver Springs,
Lt. Col. Charles E. Murphy, 85,
Jack Hunter Goodwin, 79, formerly of Oak Ridge,
Earl Ralph Justice, 71, a resident of the Sugar Grove Valley community
Stella Hooks Braden, 91, of Briceville,
James Allen "Jay" Smith, 67, of Oliver Springs, died Wednesday, March 12,
2003, at Naples Hospital in Naples, Fla.
He was retired from Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
Survivors include his wife, Laura Barnett Smith; a daughter, Cyndi Reece; two
sons, Joey Smith and James Smith and his wife, Kim; four grandchildren,
Alisha Rice, Ashley Bray, Clayton Smith and Joseph Smith; two
great-grandchildren, Drake Rice and Dalton Rice; and three brothers, Howard
Smith, Clyde Smith and Charles Smith.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Carrie Price Smith, a
brother, Boyd Smith, and two sisters, Mabel Cox and Beulah Sisson.
A memorial service will be at 7 p.m. Friday, March 21, in the chapel of Sharp
Funeral Home in Oliver Springs with the Rev. Ellis Patterson officiating.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Lt. Col. Charles E. Murphy, 85, died Monday, March 17, 2003, in Marietta, Ga.
He was born Nov. 11, 1917 in Baltimore, Md. He attended and graduated from
McDonogh Military School while on scholarship. He received a bachelor of
science degree from the University of Tennessee in 1941 while on scholarship.
He was a Kappa Sigma Alumni.
He married Charlotte Wellman Wilson the day after graduation and they moved
to Hollywood, Calif. He worked for Lockheed Martin. His wife died earlier.
After Pearl Harbor, he requested active duty and served in World War II from
1942 to 1946. He served with 1st Infantry three-and-half years in Algeria,
Morocco, Tunisia, Sicily, Africa; Normandy Invasion, Northern France, Germany
and throughout Europe. He received two silver stars, two bronze stars, a
Purple Heart, and eight battle stars on his campaign ribbon. He was
discharged from active duty on Jan. 24, 1946. He remained in the reserves
until his retirement at age 70 as lieutenant colonel.
In 1946, he returned to Knoxville and moved to Oak Ridge where he lived at
101 Maple Lane for over 50 years. He worked for Union Carbide Nuclear
Division as an engineer for the Y-12 Plant, the K-25 site, and Oak Ridge
He was an accomplished horseman, dressage judge, technical delegate, and he
foxhunted with the East Tennessee Valley Fox Hunt. He was active in Oak Ridge
Playhouse. He was involved with the Sea Scouts and Power Squadron. He loved
to garden, paint, and write short stories.
He is survived by two daughters, Karen Murphy-Daniels of DuPont, Wash. and
Celia M. Parks of Atlanta; a son, Stephen W. Murphy of Ohio and his
grandchildren, Scott Murphy of Chicago and Julie Landesco of Boston.
A memorial service will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 23, in the small chapel at
First United Methodist Church in Oak Ridge.
The funeral with military rites will be at 10 a.m. Monday, March 24, in
The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m. in the church parlor.
The family requests that any memorials be in the form of gifts to the Lt.
Colonel Charles E. Murphy Scholarship Fund, Society of the First Infantry
Division, 1933 Morris Road, Blue Bell, PA 19422-1422.
Jack Hunter Goodwin, 79, formerly of Oak Ridge, died Tuesday, March 18, 2003,
at St. Mary's Hospice in Halls.
Born May 10, 1923, in Wysox, Pa., he was the son of Archibald W. and Frances
Allen Goodwin of Bradford County, Pa. He was graduated from Towanda High
School in 1941 and received a bachelor of science degree from Syracuse
University in 1944. He also did graduate work in engineering at Ohio State
University and the University of Tennessee.
In 1944, Mr. Goodwin moved to Oak Ridge as a young soldier in the Special
Engineering Detachment that was formed to support the Manhattan Project. Soon
after, he was joined in Oak Ridge by his then fiancee, Ruth "Ricky" Van
Gaasbeck, whom he married on May 11, 1945. After World War II, Mr. Goodwin
continued to work at the K-25 site for Union Carbide Nuclear Division,
becoming the head of the instrument maintenance division.
He joined Union Carbide International in 1961 and was transferred to
Siracusa, Sicily, where he helped open and stabilize a new plant constructed
as part of a Union Carbide joint venture in Italy. He subsequently moved to
Milan, Italy, where he worked as a technical director for Carbide. In 1968,
he moved to Geneva, Switzerland, where he ultimately assumed responsibility
for all of Carbide's process chemical operations in Western Europe.
After a brief period of working at Carbide headquarters in New York, Mr.
Goodwin moved to Taipei, Taiwan, where he oversaw the construction and
operation of a new facility developed in a Sino-American joint venture. His
love for Taiwan and its people was evident in his decision to stay in that
county for 10 years after his retirement in 1977.
He and his wife returned to Oak Ridge in 1987. Throughout his life, Mr.
Goodwin was actively involved in political, civic, social and church
activities, as well as in performing his popular role as general fixer-upper
and handyman to friends and structures around the city. In the early days of
Oak Ridge, he was involved in the founding and growth of many organizations
in the community including the Oak Ridge Community Playhouse, which he helped
move to the new location in Jackson Square, and served as president,
occasional actor, and stage manager. He was a founding member and past
president of the Oak Ridge Unitarian Universalist Church and a member of the
Community Chest, now the Red Cross. He was proud to have lead the first
fundraising campaign that exceeded its target.
He also played a leading role in the early civil rights movement helping to
desegregate facilities in Oak Ridge. He was also active in Oak Ridge Citizens
for Higher Education and supported the movement for a permanent Oak Ridge
campus for Roane State Community College. He was active in the movement to
build the Peace Bell, and helped organize the 50th reunion for the Special
He was a strong supporter of Tennesseans for Choice, the League of Women
Voters and the Tennesseans for Fair Taxation.
He and his wife were married for nearly 50 years at the time of her death. In
addition to his wife and parents, he was also preceded in death by a brother,
Mr. Goodwin is survived by two children, Linda Goodwin Fei of Saint Paul,
Minn., and John J. "Jeff" Goodwin of Yardley, Pa.; and three grandchildren,
Jessica Goodwin Abbott of Flemington, N.J., John Goodwin Jr. of Yardley, and
Elizabeth Fei of Saint Paul.
He is also survived by his siblings, Alma Josbena of Towanda, Don and Lila
Goodwin of Medina, N.Y., Marjory and Norman Aten of Hughesville, Pa., Barbara
and Herbert "Bud" Yanofsky of Lake Wesauking, Pa., and Walter and Bobbie
Goodwin of Coalfield; and by numerous friends who have been members of his
extended family for many years.
A service will be at 5 p.m. Thursday, March 20, at Oak Ridge Unitarian
Universalist Church. A reception will follow.
The family requests that any memorials be in the form of donations to Oak
Ridge Unitarian Universalist Church, 1500 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge, TN
37830, or to Roane State Community College Foundation, 276 Patton Lane,
Rockwood, TN 37854.
Earl Ralph Justice, 71, a resident of the Sugar Grove Valley community in
Roane County, died Tuesday, March 18, 2003.
He was an active member of Mount Pisgah Baptist Church in Oliver Springs.
According to his family, he was so proud to be saved and he loved giving his
tithe and offering. Each spring he would get a handful of Friends Day cards
and ask friends and neighbors to be with him on friends day at the church. He
had lots of friends and he was blessed because of friends he had made on his
He considered Howard and Joyce Deitz, Linda Mitchell and children Shane and
Melissa May, and children Tommy and Imogene Marney, and Walt and Donna
Stanford, all of Sugar Grove Valley, as special friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Hugh William Justice and Margaret
Hammond Justice, a brother, Billy Bert Justice, and a nephew, Johnny H.
Patterson, who was killed in the Vietnam War.
Mr. Justice is survived by three brothers and their wives, Tommy H. and
Rutheta Justice of Harriman, Donald K. and Wilma Justice of Nashville, and
Marvin P. and Doris Justice of the Fairview community in Roane County; and
three sisters and their husbands, Peggy Elenora and Lester Justice of Oak
Ridge, Reba Lou and Charlie Farmer of Kingston, and Patricia and Hoover Gann
of Oliver Springs.
He is also survived by aunts and uncles, Laura Childs and Blaine Adcock, both
of Coalfield, Dot Hammond of Gouverneur, N.Y., Mrs. Howard Hammond of
Crossville, Clara and Pete Falafario of Goffstown, N.H., and Lois Justice of
Oak Ridge; and by several cousins, nieces, nephews, grandnieces and
grandnephews and other relatives.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 22, 2003, at Mount Pisgah
Baptist Church with the Rev. Garvan Walls and the Rev. Keith Price
officiating. Burial will be at Oliver Springs Cemetery.
The family requests that any memorials be in the form of donations to Mount
Pisgah Baptist Church Print Shop, P.O. Box 341, Oliver Springs, TN 37840.
The family will receive friends from noon to 2 p.m. at the church.
Sharp Funeral Home in Oliver Springs is in charge of arrangements.
Stella Hooks Braden, 91, of Briceville, died Tuesday, March 18, 2003, at the
Lake City Health Care Center.
She was born July 17, 1911, in Anderson County to Bratcher and Ann Elizabeth
She was the oldest member of Indian Bluff Baptist Church. Her family said she
was a devoted mother, grandmother and aunt. She enjoyed family get-togethers,
flowers, quilting, listening to music and her many pets.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William Riley Braden; two
daughters, Lorene Braden and Barbara Daugherty; one son, Kenneth Braden;
grandchildren, Angela Braden and Michael Braden; four brothers, Harvey Hooks,
Floyd Hooks, Willie Hooks and Jimmy Hooks and one sister, Lustre Hooks
Survivors include two daughters, Evelyn Gibson of Briceville and Maxie and
J.L. Sharp of Lake City; five sons and daughters-in-law, Houston Braden, of
Halls, W.R. "Dub" and Brenda Braden, Eddie and Brenda Braden, Donnie and Pat
Braden all of Briceville and Tom and Pam Braden of Lake City; two
sons-in-law, Junior Daugherty and Larry Beam, both of Briceville; two
daughters-in-law, Rose Braden, of Maryville, and Della Braden, of Briceville;
24 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; a
brother-in-law, Issac Braden, of Briceville; a sister-in-law, Rosie Caughorn,
of Rockford; many special nieces, nephews and extended family members. She
also leaves special friends Johnny and Rhodey Randolph, of Briceville.
The funeral will be 2 p.m. Thursday, March 20, at Indian Bluff Baptist Church
with the Rev. Johnny Randolph and the Rev. Wayne Phillips officiating. Burial
will follow at the Indian Bluff Cemetery in Briceville.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Hatmaker
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