William Carl Segers, Sr.

William Carl Segers, Sr., 70, of Crossville, TN passed away on July 23, 2014 at Kindred Hospital in Chattanooga, TN. He was born on November 21, 1943 in Killen, AL to Thomas Gibbs and Sarah Peden Segers. Before retiring William worked as a heavy equipment operator. William enjoyed hunting, fishing, riding motorcycles and fast cars, and going to tractor pulls.

A memorial service will be held on Sunday, August 3, 2014 at Cumberland Worship Center at 2:00 pm.

William is survived by: sons: William Carl Segers, Jr. (Chrystal), Curt Segers, and James Segers (Kimberly); grandchildren: Billy, Jimmy Lee, Autumn, and Brittany; great grandchild: Riley; brothers: George Segers; sisters: Janice Springer. He was preceded in by parents; wife: Pearl Beckham Segers; brothers: John, Charlie, and Jimmy; sisters: Ruby Gibbs, Ruth Baker, Ella Myrick, and Virginia McMillian.

Hester Lucille Campbell


Hester Lucille Campbell, 86, of Crossville, TN passed away on July 20, 2014 at Cumberland Medical Center. Family will receive friends on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, July 23 at 11:00 am at Zion Hill Baptist Church with Bro. Joe Campbell and Bro. Stanley Campbell officiating. Burial will follow in Burgess Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Geoffrey Lewis, Brian Lewis, David Campbell, Aaron Campbell, Ben Campbell, Wally Turner, and Jordan Farmer.

Hester was born on November 4, 1927 in Chattanooga, TN to Andrew and Virginia Hall Neely. She enjoyed cooking, gardening and sewing. Hester loved taking care of her family.

Hester is survived by: Sons: Will Campbell, Jr. (Margaret), Joseph Andrew Campbell (Sandy), and Ronald Eugene Campbell (Lisa); Daughters: Virginia Elizabeth Lewis (Bethel), and Brenda Faye Turner (Buddy); Brother: Floyd “Buster” Neely; Grandchildren: David Campbell, Melissa Muncy, Laura Law, Sarah Sherrill, Benjamin Campbell, Erika Crawford, Aaron Campbell, Jordan Farmer, Geoffrey Lewis, Brian Lewis, Amy Levenhagen, Kim Potter, Abby Brown, Megan Slover, Rick Wyatt, Tammy Turner, and Wally Turner; 37 Great grandchildren;  2 great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by: Parents: Andrew and Virginia Hall Neely; Husband: Will Hugh Campbell; Son: Forrest Ray Campbell; Brothers: Johnny Neely, Samuel Neely, Willy A. Neely, and Clarence Carl Neely; Sisters: Effie Hoover, Ollie Neely, Hattie Burgess, and Mae Brewer.



Mary Faye Van Dorn

Mary Faye Van Dorn, age 70, was born on August 14, 1943 to General and Winnie Davenport in Cumberland County, TN and passed away July 14, 2014 in Crossville, TN. She worked as a nursing aide at Quality Home Health and Hilltoppers, Inc. She also enjoyed gardening and baking wonderful sweet goods for her family.

Mary is survived by her sons- Clint Van Dorn and Tommy Houston; daughter- Brenda Meadows (Chris); grandchildren- Brionne Sherrill, CJ Meadows, Jeney Slusser, Christopher Van Dorn, Ryan Van Dorn, Justin Houston, and Andrew Houston; great grandchildren- Zachary, JJ, Shawn, August, Violet, Olivia, Kinsley, and Marley; and sisters- Lucy Tharpe and Thelma Smith.

She was preceded in death by her parents- General and Winnie Ford Davenport; husband- Rilley Lavern Van Dorn; and all her brothers and sisters.

The family will receive friends on Friday, July 18, 2014, at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home. it will be from 10 to 12 followed by the service at 12 with Bro. Chip Meadows officiating. The burial will be in Haley’s Grove Cemetery following the service.

Earlene Scheele

Earlene Scheele, 53, of Crossville, TN passed away on July 11, 2014 at Parkwest Medical Center in Knoxville, TN. A memorial service was held on Monday, July 14, 2014 at 2:00 pm at Fairfield Glade United Methodist Church with Pastor Jay officiating.

Earlene was born on January 29, 1961 in Crossville, TN to Arthur Lightning Wiggins and Naomi Kindrick Wiggins. She enjoyed going fishing, knitting, yardsaling, going to the flea market, loved spending time with her grandchildren.  Enjoyed volunteering at Crab Orchard Care Center and spending time with her friends.

Earlene is survived by: Mother: Naomi Kendrick Boles;Husband: Alvin Scheele; Sons: Roger J. Eddington, and Tyler Alvin Scheele; Daughters: Lillie Mae Slavens, Michelle Dawn Hale, Stacia Renee Hedgecoth; Grandchildren: Trinity, Lindsey, Courtney, Ashlynn, Sierra, Maddy, Kara, Briley, and Braylon; Brothers:Joe Wiggins, Arthur Wiggins, and Danny Wiggins; Sister: Polly Goddard. She was preceded in death by her father: Arthur Lightning Wiggins, brother: Frankie Wiggins.

Charles Earl Walling

Charles WallingCharles Earl Walling, 70, of Crossville, TN passed away on July 9, 2014 at Cumberland Medical Center. He was born on December 2, 1943 in Pikeville, TN to Ulysess and Lummie Bayless Walling. Charles enjoyed hunting and fishing. Charles also enjoyed spending time with his special friend and pet Sam.

Family will receive friends on Sunday, July 13, 2014 from 1;00 to 3:00 pm at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home. Funeral Service will follow at 3:00 with Pastor David Ray officiating. Burial will be in Oakesland Family Cemetery.

Charles is survived by his wife: Carol Walling, daughters: Denise Smith (Mark), and Theresa Burgess (Dewayne); grandsons: Zachary Elmore, and Coty Elmore; great granddaughter Naveah Faith Elmore. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Marjorie Childs

Marjorie Childs was born to Beatrice Maud Oram and Henry Edgar McBride in Rudry, Monmouthshire, South Wales in 1917.

In 1923 the family immigrated to Montreal, Canada, and then to Dundalk, Maryland. She grew up in Dundalk and attended Dundalk Elementary School. She graduated from Sparrows Point High School in 1933 and from Towson State Teacher’s College (now Towson University) in 1937. After college she did some graduate work in Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore and Columbia University in New York.

From 1937 to 1946 she taught elementary grades in Jones Creek School. In 1942 she married James Oliver Childs. In 1946 she and James moved to Anderson, Indiana where they lived for eight years while he attended Anderson College and University. Two daughters, Eileen Barbara and Gwendolyn Jo, were born during their time in Anderson. Marjorie taught school in Anderson.

They moved to West Russell, Kentucky to pastor the Church of God (Anderson, Indiana). Marjorie worked with the youth and also taught 7th and 8th grades in public school. She wrote curriculum for the national church’s publishing house. She was a member of the state Board of Christian Education. A third daughter, Elizabeth Ann was born there.

They next moved to Norton, Virginia. The church there sponsored a daily kindergarten, which Marjorie directed. She also taught two summers of Head Start.

The move to Lincoln Park, Michigan, downriver from Detroit, came just after the riots, Marjorie worked with the youth and was involved in the music program. She did some substitute work in the Lincoln Park Schools and worked for the Michigan Department of Social Services.

After retirement in 1982 they moved further north to the village of Blanchard, Michigan. Marjorie volunteered for Hospice and Battered Women, and was involved in the Barryton Church’s music program.

In 1998 they moved to Uplands Retirement Village in Pleasant Hill, Tennessee. James died in 2001. Marjorie enjoyed many of the activities in the Village until she moved to Good Samaritan in Fairfield Glade in 2012.

Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, July 13, 2014 at United Church of Christ in Pleasant Hill as part of their morning service.

Virginia Carr

Virginia Carr, age 80, of Crossville, TN passed away on June 27, 2014 at Cumberland Medical Center. She was born on December 5, 1933 in Whitesburg, VA.

A graveside service was held on June 30, 2014 at Green Acres Memory Gardens at 2:00 pm with Rev. Shane Williams officiating. Crossville Memorial Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. were in charge of the arrangements.

Enda C. High Seeba

Edna High Seeba, age 102, passed away on June 27, 2014 at Life Care Center of Crossville. She was born on March 7, 1912 in Chicago, IL to Augusta and Cecelia Bingstrom Linder. Before retiring she was a private secretary for the President of ATT in Chicago. Edna enjoyed playing bridge and poker, knitting, and playing golf. Edna was a social person who enjoyed being around people.

Edna is survived by two children: Linda Trunkett McFadden, and George Richard High; five grandchildren: Kerry Trunkett, K. Scott Trunkett, Kristofer Trunkett, David High, and Kimberly High; five great grandchildren: Kevin Trunkett, Clare Trunkett, Olivia Trunkett, Sawyer Trunkett, and Mira High. She was preceded in death by: her parents: Augusta and Cecelia Linder; two husbands: Arthur S. High and George E. Seeba; four siblings: Margaret Linder, Ruth Linder, George Linder and Herbert Linder.

Louis Michael Tammaro II

0003Louis Michael Tammaro II, age 31, was born in Dallas TX to Louis Michael Tammaro and Marcelle Bradbury Tammaro on July 18, 1982 and passed away on June 20, 2014.

Louie worked for Planet Inc in Rockwood TN as a commercial equipment mechanic and independently as a general Mr. Fix It.

Louie had unlimited hobbies. He loved vans, fast cars, old cars, corvettes, Volkswagens, motorcycles, racing, drag racing, fishing, music festivals, traveling, fixing anything for anyone, go carts, bonfires, camping, hiking, canoeing, entertaining friends, story telling, spending time with friends and family, four wheeling, jeeps, big wheels, doing wheelies on motorcycles, getting sideways in vehicles, doing burnouts and donuts, hot laps in the field, Clift river, junkyards, yard sales, flea markets, Essex, and car shows. His greatest treasures were pieces of vehicles he’d wrecked.

He is survived by his parents father Louis Michael Tammaro and mother Marcelle Bradbury Tammaro sister Jessica Joy Tammaro and brother Anthony Hunter Tammaro grandmother Patricia Bradbury Basone and God son Easton Kemp Austin as well as many many very close friends and relatives.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents Louis and Evelyn Tammaro and Charles Bradbury.

 Family will receive friends on Saturday, June 28, 2014 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home. A memorial service will follow at 4:00 pm. In lieu of flowers please make donation to help with funeral expenses.

Bruce Allen Verri

Verri pictureBruce Allen Verri, 72, of Crossville, TN passed away on June 20, 2014 at Cumberland House. He was born on March 6, 1942 in Chicago, IL to Peter and Margaret Petersen Verri. He served in the United States Air Force. Bruce and Rea moved to Crossville, TN in 1994 from Largo, FL.  He worked as a salesman for HVAC. Bruce enjoyed collecting coins and antiques.

Bruce is survived by his wife of 45 years: Rea Verri, four legged family members: Tater, Willow, Cricket, and Audi. Nieces: Sandra, Margaret, and Charlene; nephews: Robert, Sam, and Philip. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers: Ronald, Peter, and Robert Verri.

In lieu of flowers please make donation in Bruce’s memory to your favorite animal organization