In Memory
Daniel Absher

Jason Altom

Carol Baumann (Bakker)

Jennifer Bohannon (McCullough) 

Kellie Carter

Jason Campbell
Paul Davis
Brad Dew

Cynthia Dunnigan
Gary Hopwood

Brian Earl MacQuire

Michael Scott McGhee

Melissa Moses

Karl Edwin Rapp IV
Susanna Schorn
Kelly Taras

Trace Trotter
Dustin West
Dean Wilson
Eric Wright

Daniel Absher

Deceased Date: 2014-03-15
Posted Mar. 20, 2014 @ 7:36 pm 
Daniel Absher, 42, of Chattanooga, Tenn. passed away peacefully in his sleep on March 15. He had suffered a stroke two years ago.

Daniel graduated from Oak Ridge High School in 1989. He was an avid rower for the Oak Ridge Rowing Association and trained with the Junior National Team in 1988. He rowed crew at Northeastern University in Boston and the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga.

Daniel is survived by his son, Carter Absher; mother, Lorena Patten; father, Richard Absher; siblings, Bryan Absher, Betsy Popeck, and Lynne Chesnutt Absher; fiancee, Mireia Kozarcacin; and several nieces, nephews, and in-laws.

Donations may be made to the Hamilton County SPCA. Any memories you would like to share can be done on Daniel's Facebook page which is being made into a book for his son.
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Jason Altom

Deceased Date: 1998-08-15
August 19, 1998 Section: Obituaries Jason D. Altom Former Oak Ridge resident  Jason D. Altom, 26, of Somerville, Mass., died Saturday, Aug. 15, 1998, at his home. Mr. Altom was the son of Don and Dianna Altom of Oak Ridge. He was a 1989 graduate of Oak Ridge High School, where he was a member of the National Honor Society, the Student Council, the International Relations Club and the cross country and tennis teams and was a National Merit Scholarship semi-finalist.  He graduated with highest honors from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1993 with a bachelor of science degree in chemistry and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa.  While at UNC, Mr. Altom was active in the Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship. At the time of his death, he was working on his doctorate in organic chemistry at Harvard University.  In addition to his parents, he is survived by his sister, Katherine Altom of Washington, D.C.; his maternal grandparents, Jim and Nora Belle Derreberry of Knoxville; his paternal grandparents, Conway and Jean Altom of Searcy, Ark.; his aunts, Sandy O\'Donnell of Springfield, Maxine Curtis of Dallas, Texas, and Patty Gorney of Knoxville; and numerous cousins.  The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 20, at Weatherford Mortuary. A short service will follow.  A graveside service will be held at 9 a.m. Friday, Aug. 21, at Oak Ridge Memorial Park. The Rev. Chris Lingerfelt will officiate at both services.  Due to allergic reactions to flowers, the family requests any memorials be in the form of donations to a charity of the donor\'s choice.  Copyright 1998 The Oak Ridger   
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Carol Bakker (Baumann)

Birth Date: 1971-05-26
Deceased Date: 2019-10-12

Carol Lynn Bakker, 48, of Oak Ridge, passed away Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019 at her home.

She was born May 26, 1971 in Monroe, Wis.

Carol was a skilled and certified nursing assistant and phlebotomist and in earlier years had worked at the Thompson Cancer Center in Knoxville. She had also worked in Home Health Care and had been active with the Anderson County Rescue Squad.

Carol enjoys crafts of all kinds and scrapbooking, but most precious of all was getting to spend time with her grandchildren.

She attended St. Mary’s Catholic Church.

Carol was preceded in death by her mother, Margaret Baumann in 2005.

She is survived by father, James Baumann of Oak Ridge; son, Shane Carroll and wife Kelsey of Knoxville; daughter, Amber Carroll of Knoxville; brother, John Baumann of Sevierville; twin sister, Cheryl Bakker and husband Mark of Kingston; five grandchildren, Ayden, Rylan, Jace, Blakeleigh and Saylor; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Weatherford Mortuary. A funeral Mass will be held on Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Father Brent Shelton officiating. Her ashes will be placed in the St. Mary’s Columbarium alongside her mother at a later date.

Memorials can be made to Vanderbilt Ingram Cancer Center, 1301 Medical Center Drive, Suite #1710, Nashville, TN 37252. An online guest book can be signed at

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Jennifer McCullough (Bohannon)

Birth Date: 1970-11-29
Deceased Date: 2018-03-11
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Jason Campbell

Birth Date: 1971-04-18
Deceased Date: 2022-09-14
Jason McGavin Campbell passed away Wednesday, September 14, 2022, at the age of 51. He was born April 18, 1971, to Ronald and Claudia (Austin) Campbell in Oak Ridge, TN. In his youth, he was active in Indian Guides, Cub Scouts and youth and club soccer. While attending Oak Ridge High School, he ran Cross Country and played three years on the Varsity Soccer Team. He was also active in Boy Scout Troop 224 where he went on major backpacking trips to the San Juan Mountains in Colorado, the Wind River Range in Wyoming, and the Bruce Trail in Canada. Through scouting, he learned to ski and was certified in the National Ski Patrol. He attained the rank of Eagle Scout and was awarded the National Merit and Martin Marietta Scholarships. Jason graduated from Virginia Tech with a degree in Electrical Engineering and later obtained an MBA.

After graduation, Jason married Amy O’Rourke and was commissioned in the United States Air Force, serving proudly for 20 years, and retired with the rank of Major. While serving in the USAF, he and his family moved throughout the United States, making homes in New York, Virginia, South Dakota, Hawaii, Illinois and Arizona. He also served two tours overseas in support of operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. The family moved back to his and Amy’s hometown of Oak Ridge, TN upon his retirement.

Throughout his career, Jason maintained his interest in hiking, backpacking, and running. He completed the St. Louis Marathon and ran 50-mile trail runs at Steamboat Springs, Colorado, Sonoita, Arizona and Chattanooga, Tennessee. Jason has stood at the summits of two “Fourteeners”: Mt. Sneffels (14,200’) in Colorado and Mt. Whitney (14,500’) in California. He has climbed high up the snow-covered slopes of Mt. Rainier in Washington and Gannet Peak in Wyoming. Several times he has hiked, backpacked, or run from the Grand Canyon rim to the Colorado River and back. Jason’s most recent adventure was inflatable kayaking with friends down the Watauga River in early July. There were many more significant, but lesser explorations. He truly loved these adventures.

Jason is survived by his former wife Amy O’Rourke, and their three children, Emily, Phineas and Meghan; parents, Ron and Claudia; brother, Craig and his wife, Deborah, and their two sons, Liam and Asher.
A funeral mass will be held at St. Mary Parish in Oak Ridge, on Tuesday, September 27, 2022, at 11:00a.m. The family will receive friends from 10:00a.m to 11:00a.m. at the church prior to the funeral mass. The funeral mass will be livestreamed on the St. Mary Oak Ridge You Tube channel found at In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Jason to St. Mary Parish, 327 Vermont Avenue, Oak Ridge TN 37830, or to The United Church, Chapel on the Hill, 85 Kentucky Avenue, Oak Ridge TN 37830, or to a charity of one’s choice. Arrangements by Cremation Options, Inc. (865)6WE-CARE (693-2273)
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Kellie Carter

Birth Date: 1971-01-16
Deceased Date: 2018-08-14
Kellie Carter, 47, passed away Tuesday, Aug.14, 2018, in Chattanooga. No public services are planned. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.
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Paul Davis

Deceased Date: 2013-01-23

Paul Timothy Davis, age 41, of Oak Ridge, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2013, at his home in his sleep.

He was a 1989 graduate of Oak Ridge High School and was employed with BWXT Y-12. He enjoyed fishing.

He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Marsha Lynn Pickard Davis, on June 26, 2010, and by a brother, Matthew Steven Davis.

He is survived by daughter, Reagan Davis; son, Cameron Davis; grandson, Levi Radford; father, Mack A. Davis; mother, Bessie Davis Alton; sister, Donna Lamb and husband, Mike, and their son, Zach; brothers, Mike Davis and wife, Christine, and their children, Amanda and Jonathan and Todd Davis and wife, Julia, and their daughter, Blakely Davis; and a host of uncles and aunts.

He is also survived by his devoted feline companions, Zee, Annikins and Poseidon.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, at Weatherford Mortuary. The funeral will follow at 8 p.m. with the Rev. David Watson and the Rev. Robert May officiating.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday at Oak Ridge Memorial Park.

The family asks that any memorials be made to Weatherford Mortuary in his memory. An online guest book can be signed at

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Bradley Dew

Birth Date: 1970-12-31
Deceased Date: 1992-06-07
Bradley Morris Dew, 21, of Mahoney Road, Oliver Springs, died early Sunday, June 7, 1992, in Jackson, Miss.Mr. Dew, the son of Richard Allan and Jean Morris Dew of Mahoney Road, was born in Oak Ridge on Dec. 31, 1970.  His father is a physician with Family Clinic of Oak Ridge.An honor student at Millsaps College in Jackson, Mr. Dew had just completed his junior year.  He had made the Dean's List each of the six semesters he completed at Millsaps, where he was studying pre-law and history.  He had played football for three years as a member of the Millsaps College team and this year earned Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference All-Conference honors as a linebacker.  He was also a member of Kappa Sigma fraternity.A 1989 graduate of Oak Ridge High School, Mr. Dew had played guard and defensive end for the Oak Ridge High Wildcats football team.  During his senior year, he earned All-State football honors and was the 1988-89 recipient of the Wildcat Academic Award in recognition of his academic and athletic achievements."In addition to being a great football player on a great football team," ORHS football coach Joe Gaddis said this morning, "he was one of the finest young men I've ever had the pleasure of working with.  He was one of the hardest workers I've ever known.  He lived in the weight room trying to make himself a better football player." Gaddis said.Mr. Dew was a member of First Baptist Church in Oak Ridge and had been active in youth activities at the church.  Hunting and fishing were among his favorite interests.In addition to his parents, Mr. Dew is survived by his brother, Gregory Dew, a student in Seattle, Wash.; his paternal granparents, Philip and Lou Dew of Oliver Springs; his maternal grandparents, John and Nell Edwards of Collierville; and by several aunts, uncles and cousins.The funeral will be held at 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 9, at First Baptist Church in Oak Ridge, with the Rev. Larry Dipboye officiating.A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 10, at Anderson Memorial Gardens, Highway 61 between Oliver Springs and Clinton.The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the church.Honorary pallbearers will be Mr. Dew's Oak Ridge High School and Millsaps College teammates and friends.The family requests that any memorials be in the form of contributions to the College of Oak Ridge Founders Scholarship Trust, in care of the Oak Ridge Schools, P.O. Box 6588, Oak Ridge, Tenn.  37831Weatherford Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.The Oak Ridger, Oak Ridge, TN., Monday, June 8, 1992
Kwayu Graham - February 17th, 2012
Brad Dew sure miss you.  Always remember you will always be a member of ZAP.

Cynthia Dunnigan

Birth Date: 1971-07-11
Deceased Date: 2019-03-07
Cynthia Eunetta Dunnigan, age 47, passed away peacefully March 7, 2019 after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born July 11, 1971 in Chattanooga, TN to the late Walter T. Dunnigan and Jacqueline Brown.


Cynthia and her family moved to Oak Ridge, TN in the early 70s. At a young age, Cynthia joined Oak Valley Baptist church where she used her beautiful voice to sing in the choir. After years of living away from Oak Ridge, she recently re-dedicated her life to Christ and re-joined Oak Valley Baptist Church where Reverend Derrick Hammond is the pastor. 


Cynthia was educated in the Oak Ridge School System. In her junior high years, she became heavily involved in athletics. She participated in basketball and track at Jefferson Junior High from 1985-1986. She went on to become a vital part of the Oak Ridge Lady Wildcat basketball and track teams from 1986-1989, where they won state championships. Because she was so dominant and powerful in sports, Cynthia earned the nickname “Powerhouse”. She continued her education and basketball career by attending The Ohio State University, on a full athletic basketball scholarship.

Cynthia had a love of music. One of her favorite pastimes was listening to Gospel music, where she would use her beautiful voice and sing along with each song.  She was an avid sports fan and spent many afternoons watching various sporting events on TV.  Her personality was larger than life. She always had a smile on her face and a joke on her lips. Her vivacious personality was a crowd drawer, always making people around her laugh.  Everywhere she went she made friends and never meeting a stranger.

She was very dedicated to her family, especially her daughter Cornisha.  Cynthia embraced every moment and every day she had with her family. 

There will be a heavenly reunion as Cynthia joins those who preceded her in death; Eddie and Erma Choice, grandparents; Jacqueline Brown, mother; Walter Dunnigan, father and  Davion Brown Sr., nephew.

Left to carry on Cynthia’s legacy:  David Green, companion; Cornisha Clemons, loving daughter, Deadrick (Vanessa) Brown, brother, Tracy (Donna) Brown, sisters, Sheila (Herbert) Booker, and Ginger Perry; nephews: Ka'Vaughn Brown Cutno, Montinique Freeman Jr., Jamel Jones Jr., Jamir Jones, Marcquece Booker, Deadrick Brown Jr., Patrick Harris Jr., and Davion Brown Jr.; nieces: Future Brown, Mylena Jones, Takeera Brown, Deidra (Jimel) Jones, and La’Toya Brown, and a host of aunts, uncles, and cousins that will cherish her memory.

Saturday, March 16, 2019, the family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. with funeral service to follow at Oak Valley Baptist Church, 194 Hampton Road, Oak Ridge, TN 37830.  Reverend Derrick Hammond as the eulogist.  Interment will immediately follow at Oak Ridge Memorial Park where a white dove release will conclude the service.  Flowers may be delivered to the church the morning of the service.  Professional arrangements entrusted to Patton Funeral Home, Brian L. Buckmon, LFD 1-800-824-8283 or
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Gary Hopwood

Birth Date: 1970-12-16
Deceased Date: 2010-04-14
HOPWOOD, GARY CHRISTOPHER - age 39 of Powell, departed this world to be with his Savior and Lord on April 14, 2010. Gary was a proud owner of Image Development Group in Knoxville. He graduated from The University of Tennessee and was an avid, loyal Vol! Preceded in death by mother Maxene Reed Hopwood; aunts Carol Ann Earle and Mary Reed Davis; grandparents Robert Mack and Zettie Shetterly Reed; and grandmother Florence Hopwood. Survived by wife Kristi Stewart Hopwood; son Stewart Cole Hopwood; father Samuel B Hopwood, Oak Ridge; sister Sandra H. Guinn; mother and father-in-law Jim and Linda Stewart; niece Reed S. Guinn, Oak Ridge; uncle Albert Earle, Jr., Clinton; cousins Shannon C. Earle, Athens, Chip and Amber Earle, North Carolina, Mackenzie and Joe Hutchison, Florida, Wilma J. Poole, Florida and Steve D. Keeton, Texas; and special friends Tony Saffles and Jeff Nichols. Funeral service 12:00 pm Saturday at First Baptist Church - Powell with Pastor Phil Jones and Pastor Robbie Leach officiating. Interment will follow at Oak Ridge Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Randy Rumbley, Lance Bray, Tony Saffles, Jeff Nichols, Albert Earle, Jr. and Mike Ellis. Elmer Baum will be serving as honorary pallbearer. Family will receive friends from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm Saturday at First Baptist Church - Powell. Mynatt Funeral Home Halls Chapel in charge of arrangements. www.mynattfh.comPublished in Knoxville News Sentinel from April 16 to April 17, 2010e-mail    print
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