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Vivian Lucille Weatherford Minish
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Vivian Lucille Weatherford Minish, 88, of Oak Ridge, passed away Thursday, March 22, 2018 at the Methodist Medical Center. She was born July 3, 1929 in Coal Creek, TN, the daughter of Charles Frank Bennett and Katie Irene Hightower Bennett. Mrs. Minish and her first husband, Ralph Herbert Weatherford opened Weatherford Mortuary in 1966. She worked alongside her husband in the business until his death in 1986, after which she continued working in the business until recent years. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Chapter #390 and a long-time devoted member of Robertsville Baptist Church. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by son, Paul Weatherford; brother, Harry Bennett and sisters, Mary Frank Coile and Marion Carmetia Alderson; and by grandchildren, Neil Katz, Jaime Jacob Paul, and Morgan Paul. She is survived by husband, H. D. Minish, with whom she would have celebrated 20 years of marriage on April 11th; Sons, Bennett Weatherford and wife Sandy of Oak Ridge and Greg Weatherford and wife Jocelyn of Knoxville; Daughters, Joy Katz and Ralphine Weatherford, both of Oak Ridge; Step-children, Robin Bailey and husband Mark of Soddy Daisy, Donna Marlin and husband Kyle of Waco, TX and Gary Minish of Oak Ridge; 8 Grandchildren – Chad Weatherford, Scot Katz, Erik Weatherford, Adam Weatherford, Keri Weatherford, Allie Weatherford, David Weatherford and Brandon Paul; 6 Great-Grandchildren, Jordan Katz Rowland, Esther and Ursula Weatherford, Lindsey and Conner Weatherford and Matthew Kelly; and 2 Great—Great Grandchildren, Brantley and Oakley Rowland. The family will receive friends on Monday, March 26, 2018 from 5 – 7pm at Weatherford Mortuary. The funeral will follow at 7pm. Family and friends will meet on Tuesday at 11am at Oak Ridge Memorial Park for a graveside service. Memorials can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959 or to Robertsville Baptist Church, 251 Robertsville Road, Oak Ridge, TN 37830. An on-line guest book can be signed at www.weatherfordmortuary.com.


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Graveside Service

Monday

26

Mar

11:00 AM
Oak Ridge Memorial Park

1501 Bethel Valley Road
Oak Ridge, TN 37830

Meet at the cemetery in the Garden of Prayer.

Visitation

Monday

26

Mar

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Weatherford Mortuary

158 South Jefferson Circle
Oak Ridge, TN 37830

Funeral

Monday

26

Mar

7:00 PM
Weatherford Mortuary

158 South Jefferson Circle
Oak Ridge, TN 37830


Memorial Contribution

Robertsville Baptist Church

251 Robertsville Road, Oak Ridge, TN 37830

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, TN

PO Box 1000 Dept. 142
Memphis, TN 38101-9908
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