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Subject: Obits From The Oak Ridger 18 Apr 2005
Date: Mon, 18 Apr 2005 19:48:33 EDT


From the Oak Ridger 18 Apr 2005

Darrell L. "Cotton" Fritts, 80,
Louise C. Hayes, 80, of Oliver Springs,
Jerry Lee Jones Jr., 47, a lifelong resident of Coalfield community,
Edith Mae Kring, 84, of the Coal Hill community of Morgan County,
Mary Alice Spengler Mazurek, 78, of Fredericksburg, Texas,
Marie J. Perih, 90, of Oliver Springs,
John Harold Barrett, 78, of Oak Ridge,
Sue Crump Frizzell

Darrell L. "Cotton" Fritts, 80, died Saturday, April 16, 2005, at his home in
Oak Ridge. Born in Gatliff, Ky., he was the son of Bose Bradford and Cledah
Brown Fritts. Mr. Fritts and his wife settled in Oak Ridge in 1948. He was a
licensed general contractor and was involved in building many of Oak Ridge's
early churches and buildings. He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church.
A veteran of World War II, Mr. Fritts served in Germany with the 104th
Infantry Division, "the Timberwolves." "Cotton" was an avid golfer and sports fan,
according to his family. He was a member of South Hills Golf Club and the Moose
Lodge of Oak Ridge. He was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Inez
Taylor Fritts; a brother, B.B. Fritts; and by four sisters, Alma Weaver, Norma
Myers, Libby Bray, and Dorsana Peace. Mr. Fritts is survived by four daughters,
Sharron Fritts Russell of Alpharetta, Ga., Norma Fritts Layne of Ringgold,
Ga., Deborah Fritts Barker of Seattle, Wash., and Kimberly Fritts Canada of
Knoxville; and by a sister, Betty Fritts Easton of Knoxville. He is also survived
by his grandchildren, Leslie Morton, Darrel Layne, Taylor Summer, Jordan
Rosen, and Lilly Rosen. A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April
19, 2005, at Oak Ridge Memorial Park. The Rev. Hugh Pugh will officiate.
Friends may pay their respects to the family from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, April 18, at
Weatherford Mortuary in Oak Ridge. An online guest book may be signed at
www.weatherfordmortuary.com.

Louise C. Hayes, 80, of Oliver Springs, died peacefully on April 16, 2005, at
her home. The daughter of Effie and Jess Cooley, she was born May 20, 1924,
in Bledsoe County. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her
loving husband, George. She was a member of Batley Baptist Church in Oliver
Springs. Mrs. Hayes is survived by her daughters and sons-in law, Donna and
Robert Palmer of Harriman, and Debbie and Ernie Lamb of Oliver Springs; her son,
Chris Hayes of Knoxville; her grandsons, Kevin Lamb and Adam Lamb, both of
Oliver Springs; and her sisters, Nancy Litts of Jenkins, Ky., and Martha Angel of
Pikeville. The funeral will be at 8 p.m. Monday, April 18, 2005, in the
chapel of Sharp Funeral Home in Oliver Springs with the Rev. Bill Dawson and the
Rev. Tim Fields officiating. Graveside services and burial will be at 10 a.m.
Tuesday, April 19, at Anderson Memorial Gardens, Oliver Springs Highway. The
family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Jerry Lee Jones Jr., 47, a lifelong resident of Coalfield community, died
Thursday, April 14, 2005, at his home. The son of Alma Walls Jones of Coalfield
and Jerry Leon Jones Sr., he was born Aug. 30, 1957, in Harriman. He was
preceded in death by his father, Jerry Leon Jones Sr. He had worked 15 years as a
machinist for Advance Machine and seven years as a machinist for Boeing in Oak
Ridge. He was a member of Beech Park Baptist Church in Oliver Springs. In
addition to his mother, Mr. Jones is survived by his son, Greg Carroll and his
wife, Tonya, of Clinton; his granddaughter, Kayla Carroll of Clinton; his sister,
Renee Davis and her husband, John, of Oliver Springs; his half-brother, Jamie
Jones of Clinton; his niece, Kathryn Ruffner of Oliver Springs; his nephews,
Britt Ruffner and James Davis, both of Oliver Springs; several aunts and
uncles; and by many extended family members and special friends. The funeral was
held Sunday, April 17, 2005, in the chapel of Sharp Funeral Home in Oliver
Springs. The Rev. Robbie Leach and the Rev. Todd Hardin officiated. The burial and
graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, April 18, at the Estes
Cemetery in Coalfield. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that any memorials be
in the form of donations to Beech Park Baptist Church Building Program, 519
West Tri-County Blvd., Oliver Springs, TN 37840.

Edith Mae Kring, 84, a lifelong resident of the Coal Hill community of Morgan
County, died Friday, April 15, 2005, at the Marshal C. Voss Health Care
Center in Rockwood. Mrs. Kring was born May 8, 1920, in Morgan County, the daughter
of Frank and Monnie Ritter Humphrey. She was a member of Mt. Calvary Baptist
Church in Harriman. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a
son, Wayne Henry Kring, and three brothers, M.D. Humphrey, Jordan Humphrey
and Sanford Humphrey. Mrs. Kring is survived by her husband of 56 years, Archie
Kring; her children, Vaughn Humphrey and wife, Pat, Tom Kring, Hugh Kring,
Jane Harmon and husband, David, and Janice Coker and husband, Tim; her
daughters-in-law, Brenda Kring and Ellen Kring, all of the Coal Hill community; her
grandchildren, Chipper, Katie, Lisa, Dana, Tim, Jeff, Josh, Stephanie, Renee,
Chris, Kristen, and Macy; and seven great-grandchildren. She is also survived by
her brother, Charles Humphrey and wife, Beulah, of Cincinnati, Ohio; her
sister, Evelyn Rogers and husband, J.W., of Oakdale; and her sister-in-law, Anna
Jane Humphrey of Kingston; as well as several nieces, nephews, and extended
family members. The funeral was held Sunday, April 17, 2005, at Mt. Calvary Baptist
Church in Harriman with the Rev. Will Gouge and the Rev. Chipper Humphrey
officiating. Burial was at Coal Hill Cemetery. Sharp Funeral Home in Oliver
Springs was in charge of arrangements.

Mary Alice Spengler Mazurek, 78, of Fredericksburg, Texas, died Wednesday,
April 13, 2005, in Fredericksburg. The daughter of William Cornelius Spengler
and Hattie Frerich Spengler, she was born Oct. 28, 1926, in San Antonio, Texas.
She and her husband, Ernest Mazurek Sr., married Dec. 31, 1946, at St. Ann
Catholic Church in San Antonio, Texas. Mrs. Mazurek was a longtime resident of
Helotes, Texas, Comfort, Texas, and Fredericksburg, Texas. She was a member of
Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Helotes, and a member of Sacred Heart
Catholic Church in Comfort. She was also a devoted wife and mother who enjoyed
making wedding cakes and fine crocheting, and put everyone above herself in
love and service. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her
husband, Ernest, who died June 9, 2004; a grandson, A.J. Wilson; two brothers,
Cornelius and Edward Spengler; and a sister, Florence Holton. Mrs. Mazurek is
survived by two daughters, one son, and their spouses: Lola and Ron Roseberry
of Fredericksburg, Texas, Linda M. Miller of Fredericksburg, Ernest Mazurek
Jr. and Ellen Mazurek of Bulverie, Texas; nine grandchildren; two
great-grandchildren; and by her sister, Beatrice Sanders of Horseshoe Bay, Texas. A Mass of
resurrection was celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 16, 2005, at Sacred
Heart Catholic Church in Comfort, Texas, with the Rev. Jim Cashin officiating. A
rosary was said at 7 p.m. Friday, April 15, in the chapel of Schaetter
Funeral Home in Comfort, Texas, with Deacon Charles Domingues officiating. The
burial was in the Comfort Cemetery. Memorials may be sent to the Comfort Library,
701 High Street, Comfort, TX 78013. Schaetter Funeral Home in Comfort, Texas,
in charge of arrangements.

Marie J. Perih, 90, of Oliver Springs, died Friday, April 15, 2005, at her
home. The daughter of Nicholas Lazbeth and Mary Magill, she was born Sept. 29,
1914, in Union Hill, N.J. She was retired from the Metropolitan Life Insurance
Company of New York as a supervising team leader. She was a Catholic. In
addition to her parents, Mrs. Perih was preceded in death by two brothers, Frank
and Joseph Magill. Mrs. Perih is survived by her husband of 63 years, Walter J.
Perih of Oliver Springs; her daughter, Alice Eaton and husband, Bradley, of
New Jersey; and by her grandsons, Christopher E. Eaton of Florida, and Jeffrey
B. Eaton of Oak Ridge. The funeral will be at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 19,
2005, at the rotunda on the grounds of the East Tennessee Veterans Cemetery in
Knoxville with the Rev. Michael Woods officiating. The burial will follow. Sharp
Funeral Home in Oliver Springs in charge of arrangements.

John Harold Barrett, 78, of Oak Ridge, died Sunday, April 17, 2005 at
Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge. Weatherford Mortuary is in charge of the
arrangements, which were incomplete at press time.

Sue Crump Frizzell died Monday, April 18, 2005, in Anderson, S.C. Weatherford
Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements, which were incomplete at press
time.
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