OAK RIDGE Gretchen Hamilton Day, 82, departed this life at NHC Dunlap on Thursday, July 12, 2012.Gretchen was a member and former deacon of First Baptist Church of Oak Ridge, a former member of the Arisa Garden Club, and a Master Gardener. She was employed as a chemist for 43 years by Martin Marietta Energy Systems. She received her BS degree from Tennessee Tech and MS from UT.She was preceded in death by her parents, John Allen and Bernice Stuart Hamilton; and sisters, Jewell Bryant and Dean Hicks.Survivors include her husband, James H. Day, of Oak Ridge; stepson, Dr. James H. (Dianne) Day; step-grandchildren, Taylor Day, Channing Day, all of Ventura, and Janel Day, of Denver, Colo.; sisters, Martha Lou (Wayne) Reynolds, of Dunlap, and Barbara (Danny) Buffington, Texarkana, Texas; brother-in-law, Paul Hicks, of Chattanooga; nephews, Ronnie and Jerry Buffington, and Dale Bryant; niece, Donna Amussen; and several cousins. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. CDT Saturday, July 14, 2012 in the Ewton Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Gerald Casson officiating.Burial will follow in Chapel Hill Cemetery.Visitation 6-8 p.m. CDT today.Pallbearers: Dale Bryant and Tanner Bryant, George Hamilton Jr. and George Hamilton III, Ron Buffington, Ben Condra.In lieu of flowers, family requests donations to New Hope Cumberland Presbyterian Church.Arrangements by Ewton Funeral Home 6936 Highway 28, Dunlap, TN 37327 www.ewtonfuneralhome. com (423-949-2112).