Kenneth Paul Hoffman

HoffmanKenneth Paul Hoffman passed away on May 2, 2016. He was born in Youngstown, Ohio on April 10, 1938. He was the son of Edgar W. Hoffman and Grace Ward Hoffman and step-mother Vera M. Hoffman. He was raised in Austintown, Ohio and graduated from Austintown Fitch High School in 1956 where he competed in all sports. After graduation, he attended Youngstown State University completing a BA degree in Chemistry and Biology in 1966. He was a member of the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity.

This 10 year period was interrupted due to his enlistment into the U.S. Army (1960 to 1963) where he served in the Army medical corps as a combat medic and an ambulance driver and cross trained in the various disciplines of the units medical clinic. He was stationed in Straubing, Germany, 7th Army 1st Cav Division, 11th Armored Calvary from January 1961 through June 1963 during the Cold War period. Straubing is located in southern Germany in the beautiful Bavarian countryside.

After graduating from YSU, he accepted a job in Cleveland, Ohio with Tremco, Inc. as a Research and Development chemist in product development supporting the commercial construction industry. After 6 years in the lab and during his 30 year career at Tremco, he was promoted into several technical product marketing management positions. During his time with Tremco, he was awarded two U.S. Patents for his work in the commercial construction market. In 1987, he was promoted into Tremco’s International Division as the Glazing Product Sales and Marketing manager with global responsibilities. This required extensive travel to all regions of the world developing and supporting new business opportunities primarily in major cities in the Pacific Rim, Australia, Middle East, Europe, South America, and North America until his retirement in December 1997. He was a member of the NGA (National Glass Association), AAMA (Architectural Aluminum Manufacturers Association), and ASTM (American Society for Testing Materials).

Upon his retirement he moved to Fairfield Glade, Tennessee, where he took up golf and became interested in the hobby of woodworking. He has designed and made custom furniture out of solid oak, walnut, and maple hardwoods in his workshop. Additionally, he made custom bookshelves and toy boxes for children of family members and friends to enjoy. He enjoyed following college football, especially his Buckeyes of The Ohio State University, in Columbus, Ohio.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brother Duane E. Hoffman, sister, Evelyn McCreary, stepsister Betty Lippiatt, and stepbrother Bill Lippiatt. He is survived by his son Mark S. Hoffman of College Park, Maryland, and several nephews and nieces, Kenneth, Robert, Scott, Deborah, Debi, Jodi, and James.

He opted for cremation and Crossville Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory was in charge of the arrangements.

Dr. James Jeffrey Monday

Dr. James Jeffrey Monday, pastor of Tansi Community Church, died on Monday, May 2nd due to complications of a stroke. Jeff never met a stranger. He was loved by both his family and numerous friends from far and wide.  He will truly be missed.

Jeff was born on April 23, 1959 in Oak Ridge, TN.  He was first and foremost a devoted follower of Jesus Christ.  He was a graduate of Johnson University, Oral Roberts University, and received his doctorate in Christian Counseling Psychology from Southwest Bible College & Seminary. Jeff knew from an early age that he wanted to serve the Lord.  He was the pastor of the Tansi Community Church for the past 20 years and served in many churches across the country both as a youth minister in the early days of his career and later on as a leader of congregations.

Jeff generously bestowed his love and support on those around him.  From the groups of young men and women he coached on the playing field, to the young couples he joined in matrimony, to the comfort he offered during hospital bedside visits, Jeff was a supportive and loving figure in the lives of many.

In addition to his love for Christ, Jeff had a lifelong love of sports and animals.  His passion for sports, which began as a young man on junior and senior high school football and basketball teams, grew as a member of his college basketball team, and continued to his recent work with the Cumberland County High School Jet football team. Jeff served as a substitute teacher in both Cumberland and Putnam Counties. He had a soft spot for rescue dogs, and he was as devoted to his pets as they were to him.

His exuberant personality made him a natural at standup comedy which he enjoyed immensely.

Jeff is survived by his parents, James Hubert and Anne Monday, sisters Kelli Monday and Wendy Monday, and his niece Kassidy Sommer of whom he was so proud.

Family will receive friends at Tansi Community Church on Friday, May 6th from 12 to 2 p.m. with service to follow at 2 p.m. with Jeff’s friend, Dr. Paul Dixon officiating.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations in honor of Dr. James Jeffrey Monday to Tansi Community Church Scholarship Fund, 2067 Craves Drive, Crossville, TN 38572 or Johnson University Scholarship Fund, 7900 Johnson Drive, Knoxville, TN 37998.

Al Colton

AlColtonAl Colton, age 91, was born June 20, 1924 to Lee and Edith Colton in Centerville, Iowa and passed away on May 1, 2016 in Crossville, TN. He enlisted in the United States Navy and served on the U.S.S. Washington BB56 in World War II. He owned Mr. Al’s Body Shop in Sturgis, SD and was very involved in the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. Al was a faithful servant to the Lord and served as Chairman of Deacons at First Baptist Church in Sturgis. He was a member of Lantana Road Baptist Church in Crossville, TN.

Al is survived by his wife of 70 years- Loretta Colton; sons- Douglas R. Colton (Barbara) and Jay D. Colton (Linda); daughter- Lynda S. Adams; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren; and sister- Dee Palmer.

He is preceded in death by his parents- Lee and Edith Proffitt Colton; sister- Twyla Phiffer; brothers- Lester and Chuck Colton; and daughter- Shelly Faber.

The family will receive friends at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home on Thursday, May 5, from 6 to 8. A graveside service will be held in Crossville City Cemetery on Friday, May 6, at 10:00 am with Pastor Scott Johnson officiating.

Dr. Thomas George Noll

NollDr. Thomas George Noll, age 77, of Crossville, formerly of Hillsdale, Michigan, passed away April 29, 2016. He was born on November 7, 1938 in Garden City, Kansas to the late Dr. Carlton Matthais and Mary Francis Noll. He graduated from Evergreen High School in Colorado in 1956. He served in the U.S. Navy as a hospital corpsman from 1956 – 1959, and then attended Northern Arizona University. After graduation in 1964, he attended Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine graduating in 1968. After completing his residency training at Riverside Hospital in Trenton, Michigan, he set up his private practice in Hillsdale, Michigan. He was certified in family medicine, geriatrics, and medical acupuncture. He was a Fellow and Certified Diplomat of the American Academy of Medical Acupuncture. He won numerous awards, yet had little regard for status. He was active in the community and served as Exalted Ruler in Elks Club from 1989 – 1990. He was on staff at Hillsdale Community Hospital from 1969 – 2001. He served as Chief of Staff from 1980 – 1982. He was Medical Director of Hillsdale County Medical Care Facility from 1989 – 2000 and was Medical Examiner of Hillsdale County from 1989 – 2001. He was also Medical Director of Myrtle House Drug & Alcohol Detox Center. He was an Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine at Michigan State University and Lincoln Memorial University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Harrogate, Tennessee. He retired from clinical practice in 2001 and moved to Crossville, Tennessee and began an Osteopathic Manipulation & Acupuncture clinic. Dr. Tom was known to his colleagues, students, and patients, many of whom became friends, as a compassionate, generous, and caring physician. He made a difference in the lives of many. His greatest passion was helping others. He was a constant encourager, and his wish for everyone was that they would find the same unconditional love which he discovered during the last years of his life’s journey.

Left to cherish his memory is his devoted wife Katherine Dunaway Noll, son Christopher & wife Taryn Noll, of LaGrange, Kentucky, daughters Lisa & husband Al Maxwell of Caramel, Indiana, Angelina & husband Damion Arthur of Crossville, Tennessee, sister Kay Ferry of Shipshewana, Indiana, brother Richard & wife Lin Noll of Hillsdale, Michigan, brother-in-law William & wife Ann Dunaway of Spartenburg, South Carolina, brother-in-law Johnny & wife Margo Dunaway of Knoxville, Tennessee, brother-in-law David & wife Susan Dunaway of LaFollette, Tennessee, sister-in-law Marie & husband Larry Meders of Jellico, Tennessee, brother-in-law Robert & wife Jean Dunaway of Crofton, Maryland, seven grandchildren, and several nieces & nephews. His family is thankful for the loving care of Dr. Pierre Berry & the staff at Wyndridge Health & Rehabilitation Center.

A memorial service celebrating his life will be held at Church B53 on Saturday, May 7, at 11 a.m. with Pastor Harold Cox officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be directed to Church B53, Believers United in Christ, Attention: Dr. Tom Memorial, 50 Woodmere Mall, Crossville, Tennessee 38555. A guestbook may be signed at www.crossville-chronicle.com.

Romalina Thompson

  On April 28th, 2016, Romalina Thompson, age 75, of Crossville TN, left behind her family, Church family (Faith Assembly of God), and her legacy.
   Romalina was born in Carcar Cebu, Philippines and has been living in Crossville since she met the love of her life, the late Aubrey Thompson, Sr. in April of 1974. Mrs. Thompson held her church very close to her heart and thoughts. She enjoyed warm, sunny days and being outside gardening. Romalina has taught Cumberland County High School students for 25 years. She has never stopped teaching, whether it was math or life wisdom. We all know she taught us the importance of education and how no one could ever take our education away from us.
   Romalina is survived by her children- Renee Boston (Brooks), and Glenn Thompson (Olana); brothers- Domingo Baclay (Juno), Roschilino Baclay, and Heathcliff Lanas; sisters- Monalisa Bucao and Kitty Camomot.
   She is preceded in death by her husband- Aubrey Thompson, Sr.; her parents- Domingo and Vitalianna Baclay; brothers; Evanilito Baclay, Dennis Baclay; and sister- Angeles Baclay
   Family received friends on Saturday, April 30, 2016 at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home. A funeral service was also held on Saturday with Steven Pickard officiating. She was laid to rest in Green Acres Memory Gardens.
   In lieu of Flowers, please make donations to Hospice of Cumberland County.

Christopher Joseph Finn

Christopher Joseph Finn, age 25, was born on March 28, 1991 in Crossville, TN to John and JoAnne Finn. He passed away in his home in Cookeville, TN on April 23, 2016.

Christopher was a pure hearted soul. The baby of 6 children, he was compassionate and loved his friends and family deeply.  He was a lover of animals and had recently adopted a dog named Callie of which he adored. He enjoyed working out, going to the beach, traveling out west to the dude ranch, riding horses, creating video games for others to play online, building and fixing computers and had a thirst for knowledge of all things IT. He was a self-taught computer genius and the family guru of “how to work anything.”  Christopher had a passion for music as he was always seeking the grander meaning of things.

Christopher is survived by his parents, John and Joanne Finn; siblings, Coby Finn Rivera, Colleen McMahon Curry, Matthew Finn, Meghan McMahon Plfugner and Patrick McMahon; girlfriend, Brianna Chisholm.

Family will be receiving friends on Sunday, May 1, 2016 from 1-3 pm at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home. A service will be held at 3 pm at the funeral home with Father Jim officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Christopher Finn’s honor to the following charities he cared about; A Time 4 Paws (www.atime4paws.org) or Smile Train (www.smiletrain.org).

Jacob Lee Hood

InsideFolder&ObitJacob Lee Hood, age 32, was born on February 12, 1984 to Jerry and Betty Hood in Crossville, TN. He passed away on April 21, 2016. Jacob loved his job as a mechanic. In his spare time, he loved to go fishing.

Jacob is survived by his parents- Jerry and Betty Hood; children- Haley Gibson, Jaclyn Hood, Lexee Hood, and Annie Hood; and sister- Jennifer Asberry (Michael).

Jacob was preceded in death by his special friend- Lynn Patton; special uncle- Donald Hood; and many other family members.

Family will be receiving friends at the Bread of Life on Thursday, April 28, 2016 from 1:00 to 3:30 p.m. A memorial service for Jacob will also be held on Thursday at the Bread of Life at 3:30 p.m. with Bro. Ralph Reagan officiating.

John Julius Forte, Sr.

John Julius Forte, Sr. was born on March 21, 1940 in Bronx, New York and passed away on April 24, 2016 after a lengthy illness. He was married to his wife, Patricia, for 25 years. Mr. Forte retired from Florida law enforcement. He has worked as a police officer, a detective, and spent 9 years as a jail warden in St. Lucie Co., Florida, where he was promoted to the rank of Major. Mr. Forte retired in 1994 and moved to Crossville, Tennessee. He loved football and baseball. Mr. Forte was a New York Yankees and a New York Giants fan.

Mr. Forte was preceded in death by his mother- Catherine Forte; father- Celeste Forte; and his brother- Robert Forte.

Mr. Forte is survived by his wife- Patricia Forte; children- John, Jr. and Christine Forte of Crossville, Tennessee, Donald and Yvette Forte of Pennsylvania, Kenneth and Kim Forte of Crossville, Tennessee, Lisa Grimes of Palm City, Florida, Laurie and Andy Runge, and Todd and Sandra Bower; and 16 grandchildren.

To celebrate John’s life, the family and friends will gather at “Forte’s on the Square” restaurant on May 1, 2016 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please donate to “Hospice of Cumberland County.”

Gladys Juanita Hall

Gladys Juanita Hall, age 80, was born on January 6, 1936 to the late Mike and Vernie Buckner Hall in Crossville, TN. She passed away at her home on April 23, 2016. Juanita loved to laugh and give people a hard time. She especially liked spending time with her friends singing together.

Juanita is survived by her sons- Paul Davis (Randi) and Darryl Livingston (Heather); grandchild- Justus; brother: Howard Hall (June); and sister- Jewel Looper (Lorn).

She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter- Robin Lucas; siblings- Millard Hall, Mary Howard, Lucy Long, John Henry Hall, Dallas Hall, Bill Hall, Hollis Hall, Clarence Hall, and David Hall.

Family will be receiving friends on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home. A funeral service for Juanita will be held on Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. with Bro. Mark Hall officiating. She will be laid to rest in Green Acres Memory Gardens.

Curtis Lynn Selby

SelbyObitPhotoCurtis Lynn Selby, age 58, was born on July 14, 1957 in Sparta, Tennessee to the late Frank and Reba Maynard Selby. He passed away in Crossville, Tennessee on April 20, 2016. Lynn always had a positive attitude and met every challenge with zeal and diligence. He loved to race his car and raced all over Tennessee for 35 years. Lynn loved being in the outdoors. He also enjoyed running heavy equipment and working in the rock quarry. Lynn was a happy man that liked to cut up and make jokes.

Lynn is survived by his wife- Lisa Selby; sons- Curtis Selby (Shannon) and Chase Selby; daughters- Lana Selby and MaShayla Gooding (Josh); grandchildren- Hannah, Logan, Leah, Tristan, Jase, and Sophia; brother- Garry Selby; and sisters- Carolyn Denny and Tamara Meadows.

Lynn was preceded in death by his parents- Frank and Reba Maynard Selby; son- Landen Bo Selby; and grandson- Caleb Jones.

Family will be receiving friends on Sunday, April 24, 2016 from 5:00 to 8:00 PM at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home. A memorial service for Lynn will be held on Monday, April 25, 2016 at 2:00 PM also at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home with Bro. Mark Hall officiating.