Virginia Mae Montgomery “Ginger”


Ginger, age 75, was born on June 30, 1939 in Hazelton, PA and passed away in Crossville, TN on June 29, 2015.  She grew up in White Haven, PA and made warm and welcoming homes with her cherished husband, Chuck, in Portland, CT, Crossville, TN, and Barefoot Bay, FL.  Ginger made everyone around her feel special.  She was talented, adding her own flair to everything she touched from her gardens to all of the beautiful crafts she made. She had a wonderful sense of humor, an infectious laugh, and a twinkle in her eye, but most of all, she was a warm and compassionate person.
After graduating from business school, she became a teacher’s aide and then school secretary in the Portland, CT school system for 23 years. She deeply loved being a wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother and spending time with her family, friends, and her beloved dogs, who gave her so much comfort.
She is survived by her husband- Charles Montgomery; daughter-Jill McDowell (Jim); son- Eric Montgomery (Danette); grandchildren- Scott Raiola (Jaclyn), Chelsie Raiola, Kyle Montgomery, Evan Montgomery (Ashley), and Morgan Montgomery; and two great grandchildren.  A celebration of her life will be announced. Donations may be made to the ALS Association.

Ginger was preceded in death by her parents, Ted and Helen Weaver.

Ronald Keith Plum

Ronald Keith Plumm, age 61, was born on October 27, 1953 in St. Marys, WV to Palmer Glen and Dorothy Virginia Heath Plumm. He passed away with his family by his side in Crossville, TN on June 21, 2015. Ronald was a truck driver most of his life. He was a family man, most comfortable in his boots, and loved playing with his grandchildren. He was a member of the Christian Motorcycle Association and enjoyed riding his motorcycle, going to cruise-ins and checking out old cars. He loved to work on his dad’s 1977 Ford pick up. He was an usher at his church and enjoyed helping others.

Ronald is survived by his wife- Sandra Steele Plumm; daughter- Kimberley Nikolic and son-in-law Shane Nikolic; grandchildren- Peyton, Annaliese, and Ephraim; brothers- William Glenn, Norman Lee, and Clark Edwin Plumm; step-brother- Richard Plumm; half-brothers- Billy and Donald Talbert; sisters- Dorothy Eileen Emler and Carolyn Fisher.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a step-sister- Vickie McKenzie.

A memorial service will be held at Cumberland Worship Center on Sunday, June 28, 2015, at 2:00PM.

Pauline Poston Pratt Barnwell

Pauline Poston Pratt Barnwell, Dec. 17,1916 – June 19, 2015. Born in Alred, TN. Passed away quietly in her home with her daughters by her side. She was a member of the Crossville Seventh day Adventist Church.

She is survived by 3 daughters, Kathryn McCoy (Harrison), Linda Pratt of Crossville and Karen Fordham (Gary) of Chattanooga. Nieces and Nephews, 10 Grandchildren, 11 Great Grandchildren, 9 great Great Grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Young Terry and Eva Poston, husbands Merle Pratt and Charles Barnwell. Sisters Ruth Phillips of Livingston, TN and Reba Poston of Colorado. Brothers L.D. Poston of Nashville, TN and J.T. Poston of New York. Sons Merle Pratt of Knoxville, TN. David Pratt of Crossville, Daughter Eva McKinney of Clarksville, TN.

Pauline was loved by many friends and church members.

Memorial service was at Crossville Seventh Day Adventist on Sunday June 21 at 2:00pm.

Rev. Willis Dale Martin

Rev. Willis Dale Martin, 79, of Crossville, TN, died June 17, 2015 at home surrounded by loved ones. He was born July 5,1935, in Catlettsburg, KY, son to the late C.A. “Bill” and Sybil Goodall Martin.

Dale attended and graduated from Scarritt College with a degree in Theology. He started preaching at the early age of 13 and went on to a career of being a pastor of the Nazarene church throughout the Southeast U.S., including Texas, for 58 years. Once his career as a pastor closed, he then went on to continue his ministry as an evangelist for 33 years. He took every opportunity to spread God’s Word to everyone he met.

Dale was blessed with the gift of humor, and would light up any room with his smile and contagious laugh. He never knew a stranger. He loved children, gospel music, and his Kentucky Wildcats.

He is survived by his daughter, Marcia Martin Hanshaw, 3 grandchildren Madison Hanshaw and his wife Meg, Meredith Hanshaw, Madeline Foster and her husband Jake. In addition to his daughter and grandchildren, survivors also include 3 cousins, his sister-in-law, Frankie Matyne Martin, 2 nephews Steve Martin and wife Debbie, Sean Martin and wife Audra, and neice Bethanne Clarke and husband Kevin.

He will always be remembered as a warrior for Christ. he touched the lives of so many people during his 79 years of life. He was a loving father, grandfather, uncle, cousin, and friend. He will be greatly missed.

The family will receive friends at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home on Sunday, June 21, 2015, from 2 to 4pm with service to follow. Freddie Savage and Mike Reagan will officiate. Burial will be in Crossville City Cemetery on Monday, June 22, 2015, at 10:00am.

Frankie Ruth Williams

Frankie Ruth Williams passed away at Cumberland Medical Center on June 15,2015 at the age of 58, She was born In Monterey Tenn ,on August 2nd,1956 to the late Frank and Nellie Vaughn Harris.

Funeral Services will be held Thursday,June 18,at 10 am in the chapel of Crossville Memorial Funeral Home, visitation will be Wednesday 17, From  6.00 to 9.00

Frankie was a homemaker and a member Of Grace Independent Baptist Church,

She is Survived by husband Samuel “Sam” Williams

3 Sisters -Edith Phillips,Atless  Swallows  and Doshey Whittaker

3 Brothers – Talmadge, James and  Harley Harris

Proceeded in Death By  Parents, 1 Sister Agnes Phillips ,1 Brother Kenneth Harris

Services conducted by Harold Qualls

Pallbears were  Rick Williams, Brandon Williams, John Noland,Brandon Qualls ,Dillion Qualls and Ezra Detwiller

Burial In The Williams Family Cemetery


Sherry Angeline McCloud

Sherry Angeline McCloud (Angie) passed away at home on Thursday June 11, 1015 at the age of 57.  Sherry bravely battled cancer for a year and a half.  She was born in Crossville and raised in Chicago.  Dearest to her heart was her family, the residents and community of Uplands Retirement Village. She was an amazing nurse for 25 years. Sherry was an avid angler, reader, painter, writer and a horror movie enthusiast. She loved everyone she met and a soft spot in her heart for animals.
Sherry is survived by her Wife DeLena McCloud. Daughter Grace Nokomis Redwine (McCloud) and Husband Chris and Grandson Christopher Skyler. Sister Charlotte Moore and Nephew Timothy Moore of Cicero, IL.  Mary Ann Moore of Crossville and her Children.  Many Aunts and Uncles.
Sherry was preceded in death by her parents Mary Lee Kalivoda (Davis) and Waymond Mitchell McCloud and Brother Charles Mitchell McCloud.
Visitation will be at Crossville Memorial on Tuesday June 16th at 2:30pm with services at 3pm. Sister Martha K Stuart will be officiating with the concluding service in the Old Pleasant Hill Cemetery. The family request donations mailed to PO Box 578, Pleasant Hill, TN 38578 in lieu of flowers.

Marla Jean Cobb Grimsley

Marla Jean Cobb Grimsley (March 30, 1958 – June 12, 2015)

Marla, age 57, passed away on June 12th at Parkwest Hospital in Knoxville. She was preceded in death by husband #1 Arvie Dean Williams and husband #2 John Thaddus Grimsley.

Survivors are her parents, James (Bud) and Shirley Jean Hammons Cobb, a daughter, Marla Christine Williams and Dennis Edwards of Crossville. 2 sons, Arvie Dean Williams, Jr and Otis James (OJ) Williams of Pleasant Hill. Three grandchildren, JJ, Gregory, and Adin. 2 brothers, Lyle Cobb and Angie and Tony Cobb and Jerrie, one sister, Deborah Lynn and William Cross. And a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Burial in Old Neverfail Cemetery.

Laura Corinne Perry

Corinne Perry, age 82, was born on December 15, 1932 to Marvin and Vivian Gilbert in Colt, Arkansas and passed away in Crossville, TN on June 5, 2015. She was a G18 Postal Worker. She enjoyed sewing, cooking, and was a collector of many things. Corinne grew prizewinning roses that she won many ribbons and honors for. She was also an active church member of Pikeville United Methodist Church.

She is survived by her son- Kenneth Perry; and sisters- Rosalyn Clark, Molly Wewers, Earle Jean Kenville, and Camille Jefferson.

She was preceded in death by her parents- Marvin Fletcher Gilbert and Vivian Marguerite Britton Gilbert; and her husband of 42 years, Warren Perry.

The memorial service will be at Pikeville United Methodist Church on Tuesday, June 16, 2015, at 4:00 pm. Rev. Greg Smart will officiate.

Adrian Brien Rowan “Red”

Red Rowan, age 88, was born in Nashville, TN on April 8, 1927 to James and Bess Rowan, and passed away in Crossville, TN on June 3, 2015. He worked commercially as a plumber and was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. He was an artist and enjoyed dancing, landscaping and gardening.

Red is survived by his sons- Dennis Rowan (Patty), Kelly Rowan (Jan), Andrew Rowan (Lisa) and Mitchell Rowan (Alfie); grandchildren- Chris, Graham, Rachel, Casey, Brock, Bryce, Austin, and Jackson; great grandchildren- Izyk and Hunter; brother- Harry; and sisters- Sara, Annette, JoEllen, Shelia, and Kathy.

He was preceded in death by his parents- James L. Rowan and Bess Brien Rowan; wife- Edna Leota Nicely Rowan; sister- Colleen; and brothers- Don and Jimmy.

There will be a graveside service on Sunday, June 7, 2015 at 3:00 Eastern Standard Time in Oak Ridge Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice of Cumberland County, 30 East Adams St. Crossville, TN 38555.

Arrangements by Crossville Memorial Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc.

Douglas Swanson Franklin

Douglas Swanson Franklin, age 85, was born February 10,1930 to Will and Ethel Franklin in Big Stone Gap, Virginia and passed away on May 31, 2015 in Crossville, TN. He worked as a postman for the United States Postal Service. Aside from wood working, he loved to attend bluegrass festivals and studying his own family genealogy.

He is survived by his wife- Pearl Faye Franklin; children- Mark Franklin (Jane), Debra Franklin Sharp, Rita Franklin, and Charlotte F. Luttrell (David); step-children- David Phipps (Vickie), Thomas Phipps (Melanie), John Phipps (Beth), and Wanda Phipps Simmons (Richard); grandchildren- Victor Shane Franklin (Anita), Michael Eric Sharp, Benjamin David Luttrell, Lindsey Ann Sharp and Nickolas Franklin Luttrell; and one great grandchild- Preston Mark Franklin.

Doug was preceded in death by his parents-Will Arch Franklin and Ethel Reedy Franklin; first wife- Patry Sharon Carey Franklin; brothers- Lonnie Bruce Franklin and Arch Vernon Franklin; and sister- Lois Franklin Miller.

The family will receive friends at Crossville Memorial on Thursday, June 4, 2015, from 12 to 3 with service to follow. Drew Shelley will officiate with burial in Green Acres Memorial Gardens.