SEEBER and SEBER - 2002 OBITUARIES
Obituares from "The Oak Ridger" that contain the Seeber name.
                      Copyright 2002 by The Oak Ridger.
February 27, 2002
Freddie VANN
Minister, retired builder

Freddie Vann, 73, of Oliver Springs, died Monday, Feb. 25, 2002, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.
He was born Jan. 16, 1929, in Morgan County and had been a lifelong resident of this area.
Mr. Vann was a Primitive Baptist preacher for 49 years and a member of Elverton Baptist Church near Harriman.
He was a retired builder and a member of local labor union No. 818.
Mr. Vann is survived by his wife of 51 years, Ethel Vann; six daughters, Jewell Sledge and her husband, James, and Deanna Russell and her husband, Tim, all of Sweetwater, Ella Mae Lowe and Ramona Turpin and her husband, Danny, all of Oliver Springs, Wanda White and her husband, Chuck, of Riceville and Vickie Clark and her husband, Benny, of Oak Ridge; and three sons, Nathan Vann of Wartburg, Darrell Vann and his wife, Cissy, of Sweetwater, and Allen Vann and his wife, Misty, of Philadelphia.
He is also survived by his mother, Rosie Vann of Oliver Springs; three brothers, Irvin Vann and Charles F. Vann, both of Oliver Springs, and Robert Vann Jr. of Coalfield; six sisters, Gladys Huston of Kingston, and Mildred
SEEBER, Odessa Vann, Margaret Greene, Ida Ruffner and Naomi SEIBER, all of Oliver Springs; and by 25 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Mr. Vann was preceded in death by his father, Robert W. Vann, and two brothers, Ralph Vann and Kenneth Vann.
The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, March 1, at Indian Creek Primitive Baptist Church in Morgan County.
Burial will follow at the church cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, at Sharp Funeral Home in Oliver Springs.

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April 3, 2002
Ralph Lewis SEEBER

Ralph Lewis
SEEBER of Oliver Springs died this morning, April 3, 2002, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.
Oliver Springs Mortuary is handling the arrangements, which were incomplete this morning.

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April 4, 2002
Ralph Louis SEEBER
World War II, Korea veteran

Ralph Louis
SEEBER, 76, of 150 Old Frost Bottom Road, Oliver Springs, died Wednesday, April 3, 2002, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.
Born May 27, 1925, in Briceville, he was the son of Ed and Mattie
SEEBER, who are deceased. He was a United States Army veteran of World War II and of the Korean War. He held the rank of sergeant and was a member of the First Infantry Division, which was also known as the Fighting Big Red One.
Mr.
SEEBER was a member of Frost Bottom Missionary Baptist Church. His family said he was an avid fisherman and loved sports.
He and his wife, Audrey Harness
SEEBER, who survives him, were married 54 years on April 3.
In addition to his wife, Mr.
SEEBER is survived by three sons, Clarence Ed SEEBER of Oliver Springs, Michael SEEBER of Oak Ridge and Dee SEEBER of Clinton; an adopted son, Leonard West and his wife, Lois, of New River; four daughters, Sandra Kay SEEBER and Violet Jackson, both of Oliver Springs, Patsy Hixson and her husband, Steve, of Kingston, and Rose Stipes and her husband, Jimmy, of Strawberry Plains; and one daughter-in-law, Judith SEEBER Argo of McMinnville.
He is also survived by one brother, Dennis
SEEBER and his wife, Thelma, of Oliver Springs; one sister, Florence Duncan of Oliver Springs; his brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Bill and Lois Bass of Oliver Springs and Dee and Mildred Harness of South Carolina; 20 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews of the Bass and SEEBER families.
Charlie and Ruby White of Oliver Springs, and his caregiver, Teresa Jenkins, were considered special friends. In addition to his parents, Mr.
SEEBER was preceded in death by three children, Ralph SEEBER Jr., Esteleda SEEBER and Adalee SEEBER; one granddaughter, Audrey Mullins; two brothers, Cecil SEEBER and Charles Ed SEEBER; one sister, Pearl Price; and his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Clarence and Annie Harness.
The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, April 5, at Mineral Springs Baptist Church in Oliver Springs. The Rev. Don Daugherty and the Rev. Clyde Bass will officiate.
Burial will follow at the Frost Bottom Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Ron Smith, Ralph Poore, Billy Cooper, Jamey Lewis, Tony Hixon and Simmy Mullins. Honorary pallbearers are Terry Jones, Joshua SEEBER and Johnny Beacham.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8:30 tonight, April 4, at Oliver Springs Mortuary.

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April 15, 2002
Mary Lucille Smith KING
Former Oak Ridge resident

Mary Lucille Smith King, 88, of Oliver Springs, formerly of Oak Ridge, died Sunday, April 14, 2002, at the home of her son in Oliver Springs.
She was born Oct. 15, 1913, in Clark County, Ky.
Mrs. King had retired as a cook with the Oak Ridge schools after 38 years of service.
She was a member of Kern Memorial United Methodist Church and a member of the church's Kernels. Her family said she enjoyed sewing and gardening.
Mrs. King is survived by her son, David L. King and his wife, Donna, of Oliver Springs; her grandchildren, Ritchie
SEEBER, Kevin SEEBER, Chris SEEBER, Mary Souls and Tracy Justice; her great-grandchildren, Cody SEEBER, Kindall SEEBER, Devin SEEBER, Sierra SEEBER, Kaitlyn SEEBER, Erin DeLong, Brentlee Justice, Greg Lawson, Jessica Aslinger and Toby Powell; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
The funeral will be held at 8 tonight, April 15, in the chapel of Martin Oak Ridge Funeral Home with the Rev. E.C. Vestal officiating.
A graveside service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, at Oak Ridge Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight at the funeral home.

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April 19, 2002
Mary Lucille Smith KING
Former Oak Ridge resident

Mary Lucille "Mimi" Smith King, 88, of Oliver Springs, formerly of Oak Ridge, died Sunday, April 14, 2002, in Oliver Springs.
She was born Oct. 15, 1913, in Clark County, Ky.
Mrs. King had retired as a cook with the Oak Ridge schools after 38 years of service.
She was a member of Kern Memorial United Methodist Church and a member of the church's Kernels. Her family said she enjoyed sewing and gardening.
She was the widow of Sam King.
Mrs. King is survived by her grandchildren, Mary Sauls, Rebecca Collins, Sharon Fregia, Henry "Hank" King, Sam King, Timothy King, Tracy R. Justice, James Atkins and David Wallace King; and her great-grandchildren, Gregory Lawson, April Collins, Bristy Collins, Stephanie Powell, Michael Powell, Alisha Reynolds, William Reynolds IV, Erin Delong, Brentlee Justice, Spencer King, Tyler King, Cody King, Ashley King, Destiny King, Robbie King, Kristin King, Courtney King, Stephanie King and Bobby Collins Jr.
Mrs. King is also survived by her great-great-grandchildren, Jordan Vera, Kara Lawson, Brandon Lawson, Jenna Lawson, Jordan Thomas, Marissa Powell, Camden West, Mikayla Powell and Jolie Collins; her step-great-grandchildren, Chris, Kevin and Ritchie
SEEBER; and her step-great-great-grandchildren, Cody, Kindall, Devin, Sierra and Kaitlyn SEEBER.
Among her very special friends were Emmett and Virginia Moore, Coleen and Dot Shotts and Ed and Dottie Hill.
In addition to her husband, Mrs. King was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas Hayden Smith and Mary Eliza Burton Smith; her children, Dorothy King Phillips, Henry Hayden King and Samuel Dale "Sammy" King; her brothers, Leo Smith, Vernon Smith and Gordon Smith; and two granddaughters, Theresa Knott and Angela Atkins.
The funeral was held Monday night, April 15, in Oak Ridge with the Rev. E.C. Vestal officiating.
A graveside service was held Tuesday, April 16, at Oak Ridge Memorial Park.

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April 29, 2002
Nettie C. MARTIN
Clinton resident

Nettie C. Martin, 87, of Clinton, died Saturday, April 27, 2002, at NHC HealthCare of Oak Ridge. Rev. Kenneth
SEEBER officiating.

Obituary archived on The Oak Ridger website.

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May 15, 2002
Dossie Lee NELSON
Farmers Grove Baptist member

Dossie Lee Nelson, 88, of Clinton, died Monday, May 13, 2002, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.   Rev. Kenneth
SEEBER officiating.

Obituary archived on The Oak Ridger website.

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June 14, 2002
Fredricia H. MANIS
Harriman resident
Fredricia H. Manis, 56, of Harriman, died Wednesday, June 12, 2002, at Fort Sanders Sevier Hospital in Sevier County.
She was the owner and operator of Ricki's Hairport.
Mrs. Manis was a member of Cardiff Baptist Church in Rockwood.
She is survived by four daughters, Georgena Renee
SEEBER, April Hammock Manis and Tiffany Cox, all of Clinton, and Sherri Coffer of Midtown; three sons, Franklin "Buddy" Boles and Tony Farrar, both of Kingston, and Tony Coffer of Midtown; and her stepdaughter, Bionca Manis of Rockwood.
Mrs. Manis is also survived by three sisters, Claudette Turpin of Knoxville, Kathy Keathley of Harriman and Phyllis Weaver of Oliver Springs; four brothers, Butch "Tiny" Turpin of Oliver Springs, Doug Turpin of Harriman and Wayne Turpin of Tomball, Texas; and three grandchildren, Kurtis
SEEBER, Katelyn Gardner and James Gardner, all of Clinton.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Mildred Turpin, and a granddaughter, Ricia Boles.
The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 15, in the chapel of Kyker Funeral Home in Harriman with the Rev. Mike Beach officiating.
Burial will follow at Roane Memorial Gardens in Rockwood.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight, June 14, at the funeral home.

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July 5, 2002
Robert Benjamin HARNESS
Laurel Grove Baptist member

Robert Benjamin Harness, 54, of Oliver Springs, died Wednesday, July 3, 2002, at his home.
Mr. Harness served in the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam era.
He was a member of Laurel Grove Missionary Baptist Church.
He enjoyed fishing and playing music with his friends, riding in the mountains with his family, deer hunting, turtle hunting and also hunting rattle snakes and copperheads. His family said he will always be remembered as a loving husband, father and grandfather.
Mr. Harness is survived by his wife, Lorena Harness; three daughters, Loretta Phillips and her husband, Byrd, Marie
SEEBER and her husband, John, and Carrie Sue Harness, all of Oliver Springs; a "special daughter," Naoma Patton of Oliver Springs; and seven grandchildren, Robert Phillips, Michael Phillips, Lashae SEEBER, Adam Harness, Katlyn Harness, Samantha Gilmore and Illa May SEEBER.
He is also survived by one brother, Kelly Harness and his wife, Lona, of Cleveland, Tenn.; and five sisters, Maggie Gibson of Portsmouth, Va., Margaret Munoz and her husband, Juan, of Cleveland, Ohio, and Martha Ellis and her husband, Worth, Mary Thomas, and George Ann Raines and her husband, Bob, all of Oliver Springs.
Mr. Harness considered Philmore Brown, Kenneth
SEEBER, G.P. Parks and Wayne Keen as special friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Alonzo "Pete" and Nellie Harness; two brothers, Isaac Harness and Lesley Harness; and one sister, Ollie Mae Harness.
The funeral will be held at 8 tonight, July 5, in the chapel of Oliver Springs Mortuary with the Rev. Glenn Leffew officiating.
A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 6, at Brown's Cemetery in Briceville.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight at the mortuary.

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July 9, 2002
Pete MELZONI Sr.
Former pastor, Moran Baptist member

The Rev. Pete Melzoni Sr., 82, of Clinton, died Sunday, July 7, 2002, at his home.  Rev. Kenneth
SEEBER, the Rev. Bill Dawson and the Rev. Kenny Sharp officiating.

Obituary archived on The Oak Ridger website.

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September 19, 2002
Earl SEEBER
Death Notice

Earl
SEEBER, 81, of the Frost Bottom community in Oliver Springs, died Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2002, at his home.
Sharp Funeral Home in Oliver Springs is handling the arrangements, which were incomplete this morning.

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September 20, 2002
Lloyd Earl SEEBER
Retired coal miner

Lloyd Earl
SEEBER, 81, of Oliver Springs, died Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2002, at his home.
Born Nov. 16, 1920, in Anderson County, he was the son of Rufuss
SEEBER and Rosie Braden SEEBER.
Mr.
SEEBER was a retired coal miner and had worked at Windrock, Briceville and Clinchmoore mines.
He was a member of Friendly Welcome Baptist Church in Oliver Springs.
His family said he enjoyed coon hunting, gardening, ginseng hunting and spending time with his great-grandchildren.
Mr.
SEEBER is survived by his wife of 62 years, Susie Phillips SEEBER; his son, Roy L. SEEBER of the Dutch Valley community; his daughter, Ann Townsend and her husband, Mike, of Oliver Springs; and his sister, Gertrude Mitchell of Oliver Springs.
He is also survived by seven grandchildren, Angie Silvey and Mikeial E. Townsend, both of Clinton, Marcella Bunch of the Dutch Valley community, Kisha Mosley, Tessa Seiber and James Warren Fritts, all of Oliver Springs, and Brian
SEEBER of Lake City; 10 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Mr.
SEEBER was preceded in death by another son, Clyde SEEBER; four brothers, Hobert SEEBER, Fletcher SEEBER, John SEEBER and Vestal SEEBER; a sister, Maggie SEEBER; and by a daughter-in-law, Mildred Smith SEEBER.
The funeral will be held at 8 tonight, Sept. 20, in the chapel of Sharp Funeral Home in Oliver Springs with the Rev. Kenneth
SEEBER officiating.
A graveside service will be conducted at noon Saturday, Sept. 21, at Frost Bottom Cemetery in Anderson County.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight at the funeral home.


                                                                     
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