Dorothy “Dotti” Batson

Dorothy A. “Dotti” Batson, age 80, passed away May 26, 2016. She is preceded in death by her husband William J. Batson of 39 years. She is survived by Iva O’Callaghan, 93, of Columbia, Mississippi and another sister Lorene Langly, 87, of Maylene, Alabama, and by her beloved adopted family, Don, Meg, Andrew, Eric, and Matthew, numerous nieces and nephews whom she loved dearly.

She loved helping the needy, education, her God given earth, crossword puzzles, reading, flower gardening, all kinds of crafts, and animals.

She served in the USAF during Korea, was a dental assistant, a hygienist, and a bookkeeper. She had a Business and Restaurant Management degree.

She was a member of Calvary Presbyterian Church of Big Lick where a memorial service will be held Wednesday, June 1, at 5:00 p.m. She and her husband will be interred at Knoxville Veterans Cemetery. Arrangements will be taken care of by Crossville Memorial Funeral Home and Crematory.

Barbara Marie Hennings

Barbara Marie Hennings, age 73, was born on September 9, 1942 in New York City, NY to the late Stephen and Ethel Brodhead Hrica. She passed away on May 21, 2016 in Crossville, TN. For most of her life, Barbara worked in education as a mathematics instructor. She enjoyed playing bridge with her bridge club and traveling. Barbara loved Christmas decorating for the holidays. She also loved entertaining her friends and loved ones.

She is survived by her sons- Michael Roy Mangus and Stephen Kirk Mangus; grandchildren- Jennifer, Kimberley, Michael, and Ashley; great grandchild- Joshua; and brother- Ken Hrica.

She is preceded in death by her parents.

A memorial service for Barbara will be held on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at 6 p.m. at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home.

Desdie May Sapp

Desdie May Sapp, age 69, was born on June 17, 1946 to Ruble and Flonnie Pryor in Jamestown, KY and passed away May 21, 2016 in Crossville, TN. She spent most of her life as a logger and raised a family at work with her in the rock quarries. She was a devoted mom and grandmother who enjoyed camping, four wheeling, and horse riding. She also enjoyed quilting.

She is survived by her sons- Frank Sapp (Shawn) and Josh Wyatt; daughters- Teresa Richardson, Sherry Jackson (Darrel), and Lindsey Salvato (Joe); grandchildren- Ashley, Lukas, Shalee, Kelby, Dustin, Danny, Donny, and Elsey; great grandchildren- Jakob, Avery, Tinsley, Silas; brothers- Harrison, LD, and Richard Pryor; and sister- Linda Bilbrey.

Desdie is preceded in death by her husband- Nathanael Sapp; parents- Ruble Pryor and Flonnie Sharp Pryor; and brothers- Jerry, Larry, and Wint Pryor.

The family will receive friends on Monday, May 23, 2016, from 5 to 8 at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home. The funeral will be held on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at 4 p.m. with Bro. Mike McCoy officiating. The burial will be in Thomas Springs Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her name to the American Cancer Society.

Willazene B. Wyatt

Willazene Bruce Wyatt, age 63, was born on February 21, 1953 to Joe and Imogene Bruce in Rockwood, TN and passed away on May 19, 2016 in Crossville, TN. She was a homemaker, mother to all children who came through her door. She loved her children and grandchildren with all her heart. She enjoyed flowers and gardening.

She is survived by the father of her children- Butch Wyatt; mother- Imogene Meadows; sons- Trey, Peyton, and Ty Wyatt; daughters- Tanya Davis (Darrell), Tabby Mills (Keith), Trena Wyatt, and Amber Bruce; many children she raised as her own; grandchildren- Stephanie McCormack, Breeana Marshall, Marcus Pugh, Ashley Davis, Chase Marshall, Lexi Pugh, and Caley Davis; a great granchild- Brady Barrett and a brother- Calvin Bruce.

Willazene is preceded in death by her father- Joe Bruce; brothers- Jamie and Kenny Bruce; and sister- Debbie Bruce.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, May 22, 2016, from 5 to 8 at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home. The funeral will be held on Monday, May 23, 2016, at 1:00 with Bro. Mike Webb officiating. Burial will be in Big Lick Cemetery.

William “Shorty” Barnes

William “Shorty” Barnes, age 80, was born on May 12, 1936 in Cumberland County, TN. He passed away on May 14, 2016 in Crossville, TN.  Shorty enjoyed fishing in his spare time. He also like to tinker on things like cars, lawn mowers, four wheelers, and computers.

He is survived by his sons- William Keith Barnes (Verna), Timothy Dean Barnes (Shirley), and Tony Daryl Barnes (Sherry); grandchildren- Kelly Barnes, Timothy Barnes, Jr., Bradley Barnes, Daniel Barnes, Brandon Barnes, Niketa Marshall, and Tiffany Brown; and 13 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and his wife- Dorothy.

Family will be receiving friends on Tuesday, May 17, 2016 from 5 to 8 at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 2:00 at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home. He will be laid to rest in Crossville City Cemetery following the service.

Effie Thompson

Effie Thompson, age 79, was born on October 8, 1936 to Johnny and Margie Morris in Oliver Springs, TN and passed away on May 14, 2016 in Knoxville, TN. She was a housewife for most of her life and enjoyed sewing, quilting, going to yard sales and playing her Game Boy. She was very active in her church.

She is survived by her children- Patsy Roysdon, Carol Roysdon, Howard Thompson (Nita), Harold Thompson (Melissa), Margaret Christmas (Lynn), and Jason Thompson; 19 grandchildren and 29 great grandchildren; and sisters- Katherine Garrison, Ethel Jones and Linda Boles.

She is preceded in death by her parents, husband- Howard Thompson; daughter- Ruth Ann Bolin; grand daughter- Misty Thompson; and sister- Loretta Pelfrey.

The family will receive friends Tuesday, May 17, 2016, from 12 to 2 at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home with service to follow at 2:00. Bro Gary Howard will be officiating. The burial will be in City Cemetery.

Graci Mae Vanlandingham Monday

Graci Mae Vanlandingham Monday, age 5 mos., was born on December 16, 2015 to Terry Paul Monday and Jessica Lynn Vanlandingham. She passed away on May 11, 2016. She was a happy baby who loved looking at bright colors.

She is survived by her parents, grandparents- Tony Vanlandingham, and Terry and Janet Monday; brother- Braylon Findley; sister- Natalee Findley; aunts and uncles- Ashley Vanlandingham, Laura Vanlandingham, Josh Buck, Tony Robinson, Jonathan Robinson, Gabriel Robinson, Sierra Vanlandingham, Emma Vanlandingham, Rachel Garrett, and Bruce Monday.

She was preceded in death by her grandmother- Shelia Darlene Vanlandingham.

The family will receive friends Monday, May 16, 2016, at Redemption Church from 11 to 1 with the service following at 1:00 with Pastor Mike Ritzman officiating. Burial will be at Mayland Cemetery.

Jane Barkley Kohler

JaneKohlerJane Barkley Kohler, age 79, was born on October 12, 1936 to the late George and Agnes Campbell Hannah in Detroit, MI. She passed away at her home in Crossville, TN on May 8, 2016. Jane was a “copilot” for the gambling girls on their many trips to Tunica and other casinos, and she enjoyed playing card games. She loved spending her time quilting and scrapbooking. Jane also enjoyed baking cookies and sitting down and reading a good book.

Jane is survived by her husband- Gerald E. Kohler; son- Mark Kohler (Maria); daughters- Terri Palmer (Rob) and Lynne Smith; grandchildren- Derek, Joshua, and Loren; and sister Bette Baxter (Bill).

Jane is preceded in death by her parents; and sisters- Agnes, Susie, and Isabelle.

William Wayne Blaylock “Bill”

William Wayne Blaylock, “Bill,” age 72, was born on March 5, 1944 to the late Clarence and Vera Lee Smith Blaylock in Scottsboro, AL. He passed away in Crossville, TN on May 7, 2016. Bill enjoyed hunting and fishing. He also loved watching basketball and football games. Bill enjoyed spending his time with his grandchildren and with family at get-togethers. Scott’s Gulf was his favorite place for hunting ginseng.

Bill is survived by his daughters- Tammie Goodwin (Greg), Lisa Kerley (Lynn), and Tracy Lawson (Bryan) all of Crossville, TN; grandchildren- Tiffany, Dakota, Cierra, Kelsey, Stephanie, Karissa, and Dusty; great grandchildren- Grayton, Harbor Kate, Caden, Braxton, Raven, Jennifer, Austin, and Bella; brothers- Clarence Lee Blaylock of Salome, AZ, Eddie Blaylock, Doug Blaylock, both of Crossville, TN, and Ron Blaylock of Nashville, TN; sisters- Alice Burdett, Donna Misra of Symrna, GA, Edna Burgess, and Annette Sapp.

Bill is preceded in death by his parents- Clarence and Vera Lee Smith Blaylock; wife- Glenda Sue Hassler Blaylock; brother- Kenneth Blaylock; and sisters- Ova Caroline and Rita Burdett.

Family will be receiving friends on Tuesday, May 10 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home. A funeral service for Bill will be held on Wednesday, May 11 at 10 a.m. with Bro. Randall Dye officiating. He will be laid to rest in Thomas Springs Cemetery.

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. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 8:00 p.m. at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home, 2653 North Main St., Crossville, TN (931) 456-0047. In lieu of flowers, it is requested that donations be made to: Disabled American Veterans #32, 486 Sparta Drive, Crossville, TN 38555, (931) 456-5475.