A graveside memorial will be held Friday, Feb. 20 at Sarasota National Cemetery at 10 a.m. A memorial service to celebrate his life will also be held in July 2009 at his birthplace in Hellier, Ky.
Mr. Little, 84, died Thursday, February 12, 2009 in Nokomis, Fla. He was a WWII Navy Veteran serving four years in the Pacific Theatre onboard the ship LSM1. Following the war, he received an undergraduate degree from Union College, a masters degree in Education from Eastern Kentucky University and was a National Science Foundation Fellow at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville.
He began teaching science at Belfry High School in Kentucky in 1950. He taught Chemistry and coached athletics at Baylor School, Chattanooga from 1953-1977 later serving as head of the science department. He was Headmaster of Old Hickory Academy, Jackson, Tenn. from 1977-1984; Superintendent of Castle Heights Military Academy from 1984-1987 and served as Master Teacher of Science, Brownsville High School, Tenn. from 1987-1989. Upon retirement he worked with the University of South Alabama Marine Science Lab on Dauphin Island. He was an active board member of the Dauphin Island United Methodist Church.
He was preceded in death by parents, Bill and Clara Little; brothers, Glenn, Billy, Jimmy and Bobby; and sister, Rosemary.
Survivors include: wife of 61 years, Alice; son, Billy (Barbara) Webb of Nokomis; son, John, daughter-in-law Michelle and grandchildren Annie and Jack of Yorktown, Va.; sisters, Fayetta (Bob) Ellenberger, Janet (Claude) Davis, Phyllis (Harold) Borders, Bonnie Julian, and Wanda (Lowell) Ball of Columbus, Ohio and Annalou (Doug) Planck of Lexington, Ky.; brothers, David (Wanda) and Donnie (Lucille) Little of Hellier, Ky.; in-laws, Margie and Eleanor Little of Pike County, Ky. and Bonnie Little of Columbus, Ohio.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Dauphin Island United Methodist Church, 302 Key Street, Dauphin Island, Ala. 36528.
Evelyn Prichard Orr
A memorial service for Florida friends and family at the Beckman Williamson Funeral Home in Cocoa Beach, Fla. will be announced later this week. Funeral services will be held in Tennessee at a later date with a graveside service at Chattanooga Memorial Gardens in Hixon, Tenn. Her nephew, Joe B. Jewell, will preside over the Tennessee services.
Mrs. Orr, 95, passed away Saturday, Feb 14, 2009 at the Hospice of Health First in Cocoa Beach, Fla.
Mrs. Orr was born to Joe Blythe and Katherine Webster Prichard in Lebanon. She attended Wilson County public schools before graduating from Ocoee High School in Orange County, Fla. in 1931.
She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Cumberland University, where she played basketball for four years and was selected as â€œMiss Cumberlandâ€ her senior year.
She was awarded her Masters of Arts degree in educational psychology from the University of Chattanooga, and pursued post-graduate education at the University of Tennessee on the Chattanooga and Knoxville campuses. She was one of the first licensed and certified school psychologists in Tennessee.
Mrs. Orr began her teaching career at Watertown High School and taught in Roane County, was a teacher and administrator in the Hamilton County school system and worked at the University of Chattanooga Junior Reading Clinic for two years. Mrs. Orr served as the Supervisor of Guidance and Psychological Services for Hamilton County, a position which she held until retiring in 1976. She taught speed reading and conducted reading workshops throughout the United States.
In 1993, she received Cumberland Universityâ€™s Phoenix Award in Lebanon, TN for outstanding service to others. Mrs. Orr was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma among other professional and honorary associations and listed in Whoâ€™s Who of American Women and Outstanding Educators in America.
As a member of the White Oak Methodist Church, she taught Sunday School for many years as well as directing many church programs. She moved her membership to the First United Methodist Church of Cocoa Beach when she moved to Florida in 1985 after the death of her husband to be close to her daughter and grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by husband, James Calvin Orr; her parents; son, Jon B. Orr; brother, J.W. (Bill) Prichard; and sister, Bettye Kate Hall.
Survivors include: daughter, Nancy Orr (Bill) Schwarze of Cape Canaveral, Fla.; granddaughter, Kathy Winkler (Ralph) Hoskins of Cadillac, Mich.; grandson, John B. (Kelly) Winkler of Nashville; four great-grandchildren; sister, Estelle (Jimmy) Jewell of Lebanon; and sister-in-law, Vanesse (James) Rowe, of Bolton, Conn.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Parkinsonâ€™s Association, Autumn House, 7999 Spyglass Hill Road, Viera, Fla., or the Hospice of Health First in Cocoa Beach, Fla.