Morgan County, Tennessee Obituaries


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UNDERWOOD, ARRON CHARLES "DOC", 57, Sunbright, passed away Tuesday evening, May 3, 2005 in Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge. He was an employee of Highland Telephone Cooperative for 40 years. He served as executive representative for Highland with Communications Workers of America, Local 3805. He also served his community as a member of the board of directors of the Sunbright Utility District. He was of the Christian faith and he loved his family, his crew and his dogs. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Mary Pearson Underwood; daughter and son-in-law, Kim (Underwood) and Billy Glen Kennedy; son and daughter-in-law, Chris and Sherri Underwood; grandsons, Drew and Dylan Kennedy; parents, Aaron Leslie and Aileen Hawn Underwood; sister and brother-in-law, Sondra (Underwood) and Perry Spurling; nephew, Aaron Spurling and wife Lesley; numerous other relatives and friends and his entire family of co-workers at Highland.
Visitation was held Friday, May 6, 2005 from 6 to 8 p.m. in Schubert Funeral Home in Wartburg with the funeral immediately following in the chapel. Officiating was Brothers Charles "Sonny" Works, Charles Northrup and Perry Spurling. Graveside services were held Saturday morning, May 7, at 11 a.m. in Annadell Cemetery. [Roane County News]

UNDERWOOD, MR. AARON LESLIE, AGE 83 OF THE ANNADELL COMMUNITY WENT HOME TO BE WITH THE LORD ON WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 25, 2006
HE WAS A MEMBER OF THE ANNADELL BAPTIST CHURCH, WHERE HE SERVED AS A CHURCH TRUSTEE AND JANITOR FOR MANY YEARS, HE ALSO LED SINGING IN THE EARLY FIFTIES FOR THE CHURCH.
HE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HIS MOTHER, LILLIE STRINGFIELD UNDERWOOD WHO PASSED SHORTLY AFTER CHILD BIRTH; HIS FATHER, AND MOTHER, ESTEL AND ELLA (JEFFERS) UNDERWOOD; ADOPTIVE PARENTS, WALTER AND MEDE STRINGFIELD; SISTER, WANDA UNDERWOOD; BROTHERS-IN-LAW: JOHN YORK, GORDON T. DAVIS,  R.C. MAY AND JAMES MAYS,  SON, AARON CHARLES (DOC) UNDERWOOD.
HE IS SURVIVED BY HIS WIFE OF 62 YEARS, AILEEN (HAWN) UNDERWOOD; DAUGHTER AND SON-IN-LAW, SONDRA AND PERRY SPURLING; DAUGHTER-IN-LAW, MARY UNDERWOOD; GRANDCHILDREN: KIM KENNEDY AND HUSBAND, BILLY GLEN; CHRIS UNDERWOOD AND WIFE, SHERRI; AND AARON SPURLING AND WIFE, LESLEY; TWO GREAT GRANDCHILDREN: DREW AND DYLAN KENNEDY, ALL OF LANCING, TN.
BROTHERS AND SISTERS: ESTEL UNDERWOOD JR. AND WIFE, SANDY OF COALFIELD, TN, WILDA YORK OF WARTBURG, TN, HERSHEL STRINGFIELD AND WIFE, JOANN OF ALAMOGORDO, NM, HELEN AND HUSBAND, PAUL HICKS OF HARRIMAN, TN , HAZEL MAY OF LANCING, TN, SHIRLEY MAYS OF SPENCERVILLE, OH, MAGGIE DAVIS OF CAMILLA, GA, J.C. STRINGFIELD OF LANCING, TN, AND MANY OTHER RELATIVES AND FRIENDS.
THE FAMILY WILL RECEIVE FRIENDS FRIDAY EVENING, JANUARY 27TH FROM 6 TO 8 P.M., SCHUBERT FUNERAL HOME IN WARTBURG.  FUNERAL SERVICES WILL FOLLOW AT 8:00 P.M. WITH BRO. PERRY SPURLING AND BRO. AARON SPURLING OFFICIATING. A GRAVESIDE SERVICE WILL BE HELD SATURDAY, JANUARY 28TH , 1:00 P.M. IN THE UNDERWOOD FAMILY CEMETERY, LANCING.  [ Schubert Funeral Home]


UNDERWOOD, DAVID WILLIAM, 54, Sunbright died Nov 4, 1999, He was a veteran of Vietnam War. Preceded by father Burl Russell Underwood; brother Peter Lloyd Underwood.  Survivors, wife of 33 years, Shirley Galloway Underwood; sons, William Russell and wife Mary; Johnathan Allen and wife Linda and Paul Leslie and wife Charlotte; daughter Faydra England and husband Scotty; mother Freeda Lipski; brothers, Tommy, Danny and Timmy; sister Debbie; and five grandchildren.  Burial in Byrd Chapel Cemetery.

UNDERWOOD,  EULA MAE -  MEMORIES OF GRANNY - , April 26, 1997


UNDERWOOD, HAROLD LLOYD, Livingston -- Graveside services for Harold Lloyd Underwood, 74, of Cookeville, were held at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 8, at Good Hope Cemetery. Mr. Underwood died on Thursday, Feb. 5, 2004, in Masters Health Care Center in Algood. He was born on Jan. 7, 1930, in Morgan County to the late Lloyd and Edna Smith Underwood. He was owner/operator of a trucking company and a member of the Church of Christ. Mr. Underwood was an Air Force veteran. His family includes his wife, Betty Underwood of Cookeville; a son and daughter-in-law, Mark and JoAnn Underwood of Commerce Township, Mich.; a daughter, Cindy Underwood of Cookeville; two grandchildren, Joey and Kristina Underwood; and two half sisters, Brenda Mitchell of Tennessee, and Judy Mitchell of Florida. Pallbearers were William, David, Matt, Chuck and Dickie Mitchell, and Bill Wilburn Jr. Memorial donations may be made to Happy Haven Children's Home in Cookeville. Bros. Carl Webb and Herman Brady officiated at the services. Arrangements by Speck Funeral Home of Livingston.  [Herald-Citizen, Cookeville, TN]


UNDERWOOD, IVA JEAN OVERSTREET, 68, died Aug. 20, 1999.   Preceded by parents John and Cordia Overstreet; brothers, Johnnie Overstreet and Gilbert Pittman;  sisters, Gladys, Irene,Myra and Alda.  Survived by husband, Kenneth Underwood; sisters, Peggy Haynes, Rema Dalton and Agnes Murrayt; nephew, Sam Overstreet.  Burial in Piney Cemetery Midtown. [Morgan County News]

UNDERWOOD, MAGGIE, 97, Sunbright, died Monday evening, Aug. 15, 2005 in the Life Care Center of Morgan County. She was a member of the Sunbright First Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Minnie Jane Brock Underwood. She is survived by her daughters, Wilma Hall of Sunbright and Geneva Mullins of Castlewood, Va.; grandson, Ronald Hall of Sunbright; three great-grandchildren, Bryan Hall and wife Sissy of Glenmary, Brad Hall and wife Tina of Morristown and Natasha Marks McGill and husband Jimmy of Wartburg; and four great-great-grandchildren, Ouinnette Hamby, Colby Hall, Caleb Hall and Bradlee Kay Marks. The family received friends Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2005 in Schubert Funeral Home, Sunbright, from 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral services followed at 8 p.m. with Bro. Sonny Works and Bro. Frank Kirby officiating. Graveside service was held Thursday morning at 11 a.m. in the Lane Cemetery, Lancing. [Roane County News]


UNDERWOOD, MARGIE,  67, Harriman, died Jan. 23, 2001 in Oak Ridge. Preceded by parents,  James and Frankie Underwood; sister, Sandra Jean Underwood and son, Sammy Allen Underwood.  Survivors: sons, Freddy and wife, Carolyn Underwood, James Kenneth and wife, Lesha Underwood and William H. Underwood;  daughters, Tina Denise Underwood, Anita Louise Hawn and Lisa and Roy Cagley; five nieces and nephews, Michael D. Underwood, Regina Pelfrey, Gary Harrison, Larry Harrison and Kim Robinson; brother James K. Underwood; sister, Novella Martin; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  Burial in Piney Grove Cemetery, Roane Co. [Morgan County News]


UNDERWOOD, MRS. MARIE, of Oak Ridge, (formerly of Pilot Mtn.), passed away Sunday March 14, 2010. She was born in Deer Lodge, Tn to Byge and Lucretia Scott. She was preceded in death by sister; Avo Wright, nephew; Howard Wright and husband Lloyd Underwood. Marie is survived by daughters; Brenda (Wayne) Mitchell of Louisville, Tn, Judy Reamer (Byron) Reamer of Spring Hill, FL, grandsons; Mike MitchellDan (Carissa) Mitchell of Louisville, Tn, Mitch Collins of Orlando, Fl and Cory Miller of Dunedin, Fl. and one niece Bobbie Hammons of Dyllis, Tn and several other family members and friends. Marie grew up in Deer Lodge, Tn and lived most of her life in Pilot Mtn. where she enjoyed cooking, quilting and spending time with her family. She and her late husband Lloyd owned and ran Underwood Grocery in the 1950ís and 1960ís. Marie attended Pilot Mtn. Missionary Baptist Church and Central Baptist Church in Oak Ridge. She had lived at Callaghan Towers in Oak Ridge for the past 29 years. The family will receive friends Saturday March 20, 2010 from 1:00 P.M. to 2:00 P.M. at Schubert Funeral Home, Wartburg. Funeral service will follow at 2:00 P.M. with Rev. Glenn Ellis officiating. Interment will follow in the Lane Cemetery, Annadell. Pallbearers will be grandsons and sons-in-law. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association. [Schubert Funeral Home]


UNDERWOOD, MRS. VANNIE OLA WATSON, a resident of Rossville for the past 55 years, died Monday, Aug. 4, 2003. Mrs. Underwood was born in Oakdale, Tennessee a daughter of the late Houston and Blanche Coffman Watson. She retired from Kmart after 16 years and had been employed by Wal-Mart for the past 10 years.  She had been a member of South Rossville Baptist Church and its Esther Sunday School Class for more than 55 years. Mrs. Underwood was the widow of Charles L. "Buster" Underwood. Her survivors are son, William Wade Underwood, Rossville; brother, Billie Watson, Oakdale; five sisters, Mona Powell, Rockwood, TN.,  Irene Helton, Dorothy Summers, and June Horton, Oakdale, TN. Gladys Dalton, Harriman, TN; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 7, 2003 in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Jeff Daniel, Rev. Larry Underwood and  Rev. Jon Underwood officiating. Burial will be in Lakewood Memory Gardens, South, Rossville, Ga. Active pallbearers, Michael Lee, Brian Lee, Grant Lee, Eddie Grayson, Bobby Horton and Wendell Burton. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5 until 9 p.m. today, Aug. 6. Arrangements by J. Avery Bryan, Chattanooga, TN.  (The Chattanooga Times Free Press)  [Submitted]

UNDERWOOD, WANDA MARIE WALKER, born Oct. 3, 1919, passed away Sept. 2, 2000, in San Pablo, California. She as 80 years old and a native of Oakdale,TN. She was the wife of the late Marshall William Underwood, born April 16, 1913 and died Jan 28, 1976, alsO of Oakdale, TN.  She is survived by son Larry Dean Underwood of Texas; daughters Barbara Marie Ayscue of North Carolina and Shirley Ann Roberts of California; sisters, Rose Barnes and Helen Dunaway of Tennessee,and Janalena McFarlane of Illinois and Bonnie Cline of Florida; brothers, Ernest Walker of Indiana and the late Alva and Jimmy Walker of TN. She had 8 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great- grandchildren.  Wanda was laid to rest in Rolling Hillls Memorial Park Richmond, California, Sept. 7, 2000.  Submitted by Shirley Ann Roberts


UNDERWOOD, SHADE THOMAS, SR., 76, Sunbright, died (no date shown). He was born Oct. 24, 1924.  Preceded by parents, Lonus Sr. and Osda Beaty Underwood; sisters, Elizabeth Dean and Lilly Underwood.  Survivors:  wife of 42 years, Maeona Hamby Underwood; children: Shade, Jr. of Sunbright, Terecia Jean Kreis and husband Curtis of Harriman and Michael Dwayne Underwood and wife Sarah of Sunbright; grandchildren, Kristy Lynn Ford, Curecia Nicole Kreis and Latissa Lanae Underwood; brothers, Joe Underwood and wife Trudi of Harriman and Lonus, Jr. and wife Gladys of Michigan; sisters, Nellie Jones of Harriman and Lousia Collier of Fla.   Family received friends on Dec. 19, 2000, with burial on Dec. 20, 2000 in Lane Cemetery. [Morgan County News]

UEHLEIN, LILA BANKS, went to be with Jesus on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2007, following complications due to pneumonia. She was born on December 26, 1935 in Burnsville, N.C. She graduated from Central High School in Wartburg, where she was a star basketball player. She moved to Cincinnati, Ohio where she worked for the May Company retail chain until her retirement. During her residence in Cincinnati she was a championship bowler, both individual and team. After her retirement she moved to Knoxville to be near her sisters and family. She went to work for the University of Tennessee and retired after several years of loyal service. She was preceded in death by her parents, Bob and Lois (McCurry) Banks of Yancy County, N.C. She is survived by two sisters, Mable (Banks) Sumner and husband Glen of Knoxville and Jean (Banks) Sampson and husband Charles of Knoxville; brother, John Henery Banks and wife Christine of Greenville, N.C.; nieces, Myrna Gail Sumner of Wartburg, Tracy (Sumner) Duncan of Lenoir City and Lois (Banks) Gray of Greenville, N.C.; nephews, Bob Sampson, Bill Sampson, both of Knoxville, and John Banks Jr. of Greenville, N.C.; aunts, Myrtle Hare of Ashville, N.C., and Bernice McCurry of Burncville, N.C.; and many cousins and dear friends. Schubert Funeral Home, Wartburg, in charge of arrangements.  [Roane County News]

UNGER, OTTO R., Word was received of the death of Otto R. Unger, 79, of Kansas City, Mo., who died suddenly at his home in that city at 3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 20. He was a native of Oakdale, Tenn. He met his wife, Miss Dora Goehringer, daughter of the late, Rev. J. G. Goehringer, when her father was pastor of the Lutheran church at Wartburg, Tenn. The couple was married after the Goehringer family moved to  Staunton on Oct. 18, 1905. He was a retired signal engineer of the Missouri Pacific railroad and a member of St. Paul's Lutheran church in Kansas City, Mo. He leaves his wife, several nieces and nephews.
[Source: Edwardsville Intelligencer, Edwardsville, Illinois; Aug 25, 1954]



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