MARYVILLE, TN – Colin Levoid Valentine, 83, of Maryville, Tennessee, died Friday, Aug. 3, 2007, at Blount Memorial Hospital.
A graveside service was held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7, at Lynnhurst Cemetery in Knoxville, TN, with Rev. Marshall Duncan and Rev. Rick Greene officiating.
Mr. Valentine was a member of First Baptist Church of Maryville.
He was a veteran of World War II, serving as a B-17 pilot stationed in England.
He was an Alcoa employee for 37 years and was a graduate of UT with a degree in electrical engineering.
Survivors include his wife, Adrienne Valentine; a son and daughter-in-law, Colin and Ruth Ann Valentine of Bedford, Massachusetts; two grandchildren, Emma Valentine and Noelle Valentine; a brother and sister-in-law, Hugh and Edith Valentine of Huntsville, Alabama; an aunt, Melvie Kirby; an uncle, Howard Valentine; also, several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Memorials may be made to the Mission of Hope, P.O. Box 22312, Knoxville, TN 37933-0312.
TOWNSEND, TN – Lowell Henderson Gregory, 71, of Townsend, Tennessee, died Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2007, at Blount Memorial Hospital.
Mr. Gregory was a member of Tuckaleechee United Methodist Church in Townsend, TN, where he sang in the choir.
He served in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Korea for one year.
Mr. Gregory retired from Alcoa after 30 years of service, having been involved in the research and development of The New Alcoa Process. His involvement with the design and development of the chemical plant in Palestine led the family to Texas. Later he retired from the Rockdale facility where he served as the power plant supervisor.
While working in Texas, Mr. Gregory served as consultant for Dow Chemical and served as a design consultant in Great Britain for a magnesium plant in Calgary, Canada.
He was preceded in death by: his parents, Henry and Rose Gregory; a brother, Wayne Gregory; and a granddaughter, Erin Gregory.
Survivors are his wife of 49 years, Wilma; a son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Linka of Lumberton; a daughter and son-in-law, Leigh Ann and Ronnie Hatfield of Palestine; a daughter, Kay Gregory of Columbia, South Carolina; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters-in-law, Kenneth and Loreta Gregory, Douglas and Brenda Gregory, and Cline and Elaine Gregory, all of Maryville, TN.
Family received friends on Friday, Aug. 3, at Smith West Chapel and the funeral service followed with Rev. Ken Abbott officiating.
Interment was at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, at Mattox Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Gene Miller, Charles Jennings, Max Coulter, grandsons Shawn and Jared Gregory and Jake White.
Memorials may be made to: Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, 1332 N. Halsted St., Ste. 201, Chicago, IL 60622 or Tuckaleechee United Methodist Church, 7322 Old Tuckaleechee Pike, Townsend, TN 37882.
Services for Herbert Wayne Morton, 76, of the Black Jack community will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 9, 2007, at Black Jack Baptist Church with Rev. Oran McMannus, Rev. Kyle Morton and Rev. Jimmie Haile officiating. Burial will be in Black Jack Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 5-9 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8, and from 7:30 a.m. until service time Thursday, Aug. 9, at Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home in Caldwell.
Mr. Morton died Tuesday, Aug. 7, at College Station Medical Center in College Station.
He was born March 20, 1931.
Mr. Morton was a farmer, rancher and insurance agent.
During the Korean War, he served in the U.S. Army.
He was a member of Black Jack Baptist Church where he served as a deacon and adult Sunday school teacher and in the past had served as deacon chairman and Sunday school superintendent.
Mr. Morton was a charter member and served as treasurer of Black Jack Volunteer Fire Department.
His hobbies included woodworking, squirrel hunting, fishing and having fish fries for family and friends.
He was preceded in death by a son, Larry James Morton; his parents, James B. and Lillie Virginia (Griffin) Morton; three brothers, Johnny, Kennard and James Morton; five sisters, Lois Burney, Inez Sorenson, Edith Key, Alice Smith and Beatrice Simmons.
Survivors include his wife, Lottie (McMannus) Morton of Black Jack; two sons and daughters-in-law, Randall Wayne and Kathy Morton of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, David Milton and Mary Morton of Black Jack; a brother and sister-in-law, Lloyd and Betty Morton of Black Jack; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Lillie Virginia Johnson of Rockdale, Billie and Pete Baggett of Nacogdoches; also, 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Mike G. Reynosa, 61, of Rockdale for the past 30 years, died Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2007 in Brazos County. Funeral services were held 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Rockdale. Burial followed in the Oak Lawn Cemetery in Rockdale.
Mr. Reynosa, an Alcoa retiree, was born March 5, 1946 in Elgin to Crispin and Petra (Gandara) Reynosa. He married Margaret Nevejas.
He was preceded in death by his son, David Andrew Reynosa on Sept. 12, 1984.
Survivors include his wife, Margaret Reynosa of Rockdale; four sons, Michael Reynosa Jr. of Norman, Oklahoma, Daniel Lee Reynosa Sr. of Rockdale, Arthur Renee Reynose of Houston and Rick Austin Montelongo of Rockdale; three daughters, Mary Ether Alvarez of Houston, Theresa Rodriguez of Houston and Nichole Michelle Reynosa of Rockdale; four brothers, Johnny Reynosa and Frank Reynosa, both of Houston, Charles Reynosa of Elgin, George Reynosa of Georgetown; three sisters, Elida Reynosa and Emma Torres, both of Austin and Mary Helen Porras of Manor; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Daniel L. Reynosa Jr., David E. Reynosa, Antonio Rodriguez, Jose Sanchez and Ricky Pena.
CAMERON – Horace J. Simmons, 83, of Buckholts, died Monday, Oct. 15, 2007 in a Cameron hospital. Funeral services were held 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17 at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home in Cameron with Rev. Gary Maroney officiating. Burial followed in the Corinth Cemetery near Buckholts.
Mr. Simmons, a retired crane man for Alcoa in Rockdale, was born June 20, 1924 in Gause to Willie Eli and Artie Alice (Ford) Simmons. He married BonL Harris. He was a member of the First Baptist Church where he had served as deacon.
Survivors include his wife, BonL Simmons of Cameron and formerly of Buckholts; four sons, Randy Simmons and wife Deb, Kevin Simmons and wife Sondra, all of Buckholts, Micah Simmons and wife Kristy of Temple and Noah Simmons and wife Lisa of Temple; two daughters, Robin Landers and husband John of Arlington and Kimberly McGoldrick and husband Harry of Mart; brother, Eddie Simmons of Red Oak; sister, Reba Osain of Waco; nine grandchildren, Brandi Simmons, Cody Simmons, Zac Simmons, Christopher Simmons, Bubba Joe Ward, Christopher Cook, Buddy Cook, Calli Angell and Samantha Landers; five great-grandchildren, Dillon Bell, Connor Bell, Kyler Cook, Bubba Joe Ward Jr. and Kloe Simmons.
Robert Wilcox Jr, 67, of Cameron died Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2007 at Manor Oaks Nursing Center in Rockdale. Funeral services were held Saturday, Oct. 13 at Cameron Grove Baptist Church in Cameron with Rev. Willie Phillips, Rev. Ernest Taylor and Rev. Dennis Brooks officiating. Burial followed in the Salters Cemetery in Minerva.
Mr. Wilcox was born May 20, 1940 in Minerva to Marzella (Owens) and Robert Wilcox Sr. He married Leola Gooden on June 12, 1962 in Cameron.
He was a retired backhoe operator for Gillis Graham Construction after 45 years of service.
He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Lola Faye Fowler; two brothers, Donald Wilcox and L.V. Miller; two sisters, Elenor R. Barnes and Vernell Pankey.
Survivors include his wife, Leola Gooden Wilcox of Cameron; son, Emmitt Eural Wilcox of Cameron; three daughters, Doris Marie Allen of Bryan, Sheila Theresa Wilcox of Cameron and Angela Delores Wilcox of Rockdale; sister, Billie Jean Faggett and husband Thomas of Longview; devoted friends, Elbert and Irene Tindle of Cameron; number of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Rose Merry Gaston Woods, 62, of Bartlett, Tenneesee, died Oct. 12, 2007 at the Regional Medical Center in Bartlett, TN. Funeral services were held 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16 at Cornestone Baptist Church, where she was a member. Burial followed in the Memory Hill Gardens.
She is survived by a daughter, Linda Jo Arnold of Bartlett; three sons, Jimmy Bradshaw, Petty Officer 2nd Class, Tiger Barbee and Phillip Barbee, all of Texas; mother, Eunice Dowlearn; three brothers, Raymond Gaston of Barlett, TN, Randy Gaston of South Carolina and Don Gaston of Texas; two grandchildren, Glenn Orr and Kristy Downen of Barlett, TN; three great-grandchildren, Rayne Orr, Lucas Hoffman and Dilana Downen, all of Barlett, TN.