Jerry P. Smith

Jerry P. Smith, age 79, was born the 9th child out of 10 on March 2, 1936 to Phin and Myrtle Marie Smith in Valley, NE and died November 26, 2015 at his home in Sparta, TN with his loving wife of 41 years beside him. He was saved at the age of 21, called to the ministry in 1966 and ordained in 1971. He attended Baptist Bible College, and pastored in Arkansas, Missouri, Tennessee, and Nebraska. He left full time pastorate in 2006 due to health reasons, but continued to work in the church and dedicated his life to the Lord’s work. Jerry joined Hamptons Crossroads Baptist Church on August 14, 2011 and served there until his health prohibited it. He often said that Hamptons was and is the most loving and sweet congregation he had the pleasure to be a part of.

He is survived by his wife, Betty Hyatt Smith and daughters, Cheri, Charlene, and Carolyn. He was preceded in death by his parents and all his siblings.

A funeral service was held at Hamptons Crossroads Baptist Church with Pastor James Haynes officiating on November 29, 2015. Interment followed in Saylor Cemetery.

Services were provided by Crossville Memorial Funeral Home.

LeeAnn Celeste Marquess

LeeAnn Celeste Marquess was born on June 30, 1946 in San Antonio, Texas to the late Edgar and Dorothy Hutchins Duran. She passed away on November 24, 2015 in Cookeville, Tennessee.

She enjoyed reading and flower gardening. She also enjoyed spending time with her grandson, Dylan, and her dogs.

LeeAnn is survived by her sons- James Whitney Marquess and Daniel Milton Marquess (Felisitis) and her grandson Dylan.

She was preceded in death by her husband Ronald Marquess and her parents.

LeeAnn’s family will be receiving family and friends on Monday, November 30, 2015 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home with a service to follow at 7 p.m.

Mac McNeil

Rollo “Mac” McNeil, age 77 of Crossville, TN was born to the late Noel and Arno Silvers McNeil on July 24, 1938 and passed away on November 22, 2015 in Crossville, TN. No services for Mac have been planned at this time.

Ronald Dale Webb

LocketPictureRonald Dale Webb, age 56 of Crossville, TN, passed away on Friday, November 13, 2015 at CMC. His final days were spend pursuing one of his many passions, hunting and camping with loved ones.

Ronnie was the third child born to Carl Douglas Webb and Margaret Elizabeth Hyder Webb on January 29, 1959 in Crossville, TN. Raised by hardworking parents, he could remember working long days in the garden and enjoying a Pepsi following a long day of work. He took great pride in his work ethic and doing things right the first time.

Following graduation from CCHS, he was joined in marriage with Gina Ann Norris and began building their family together.

Ronnie began working at Lowe’s as an assistant store manager where he excelled at working with the public. His outgoing and warm personality welcomed everyone and made him easy to talk to. During this time, he also took part in the company softball team as well as many other events. He also continued his passion of enjoying the outdoors with his family and friends.

After retiring, Ronnie enjoyed spending time with his family and hunting. He also enjoyed cooking for people and doing events with his family and friends. No matter where he was or who he was around, Ronnie was always the life of the event, making others feel welcome and loved. He spent countless hours donating his time and cooking for many charitable causes near and dear to his heart. He believed in helping others, and he showed this through his actions.

Ronnie lived his life to the fullest. He lived each and every day to the best of his ability. He believed in being honest, dependable, hard-working, caring, understanding, forgiving, determined, helpful, and loving. He never met a stranger and would always be the first person to offer a warm smile and a comforting hug. Ronnie will be deeply missed by friends and family all around, but his legacy will live on within us all. The world was a better place and always will be a better place because of Ronnie Webb.

Ronnie is survived by his wife- Gina Norris Webb; son- Ronnie Daniel Webb (Stephanie); daughter- Christa Criswell; grandchildren- Madison Criswell, Gregory Criswell, Landon Caskey, Caleb Webb, Carson Webb, and Dakota Spoon; brother- Scotty Webb (Cathy); sisters- Susan Wilson (David) and Carla Kilgo (Jim).

He was preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Margaret Webb.

Ronnie’s family will be receiving family and friends on Thursday, November 19, 2015 from 11a.m. to 2p.m. at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home with a funeral service beginning at 2p.m. with Bro. Barry Kennedy officiating. He will be laid to rest in Springs Chapel Cemetery in Banner Springs, TN.

Carl Jackson Griffith

Carl Jackson Griffith, age 83, of Crossville, TN was born on December 22, 1931 to the late Frank and Isabel Hattley Griffith and passed away on November 12, 2015 at his home.

Carl is survived by his wife Patricia; son Bruce Griffith; step-children Sheila Sisco and Trina Rector; grandchildren Jackson Griffith, Heather LaChelle Gentile, Donathan Griffith, Steven Griffith, Lucas McDonald, and Logan McDonald, six great grandchildren; and brother Bobby Joe Griffith.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son Donathan Griffith; granddaughter Shaylee McDonald; brothers William Griffith and James Griffith; and sister Helen Hatfield.

Family will be receiving friends at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home on Monday, November 16, 2015 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. with a funeral service following at 3 p.m. with Bro. David Neal officiating. He will be laid to rest in Creston Cemetery.

Claudia Moore

Claudia Moore, age 64, was born on June 18, 1951 in Wayne County, Michigan to the late Claude and Margie Fitzgerald Cope and passed away on November 12, 2015. She enjoyed family gatherings, spending time with her grandchildren, and going to the park. Claudia also loved being a housewife and taking care of her husband and family.

Claudia is survived by her son Kenneth Moore; daughters- Lizabeth Hickmott, Julie Lajeunesse (Robert Clausen), and Paula Disney (Richard Sanchez); fourteen granchildren; fourteen great granchildren; and sister Patricia Lajeunesse.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Kenneth Harmon Moore; and grandson Jonathan Lajeunesse.

Family will be receiving friends on Sunday, November 15, 2015 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. with a service following at 4 p.m. at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home.

Harold M. Winfield


July 25, 1922- November 7, 2015

Harold Milton Winfield was born in Cleveland, Ohio on July 25, 1922, son of the late Elmer Winfield and Lucy Wolfram. He passed away at the age of 93.

He resided in Parma, Ohio and worked for Chrysler Corporation as a tool and die maker. He retired to Fairfield Glade, Tennessee in 1987. In his younger years, he took flying lessons and soloed, built his own boat with the help of his brother-in-law, and roller skated competitively in both figures and dance. He loved to ballroom dance, golf, and play chess. When he retired to Fairfield Glade, he and his wife, Virginia, also took up Square Dancing, Round Dancing, and tennis. He volunteered at CMC, Fairfield Glade Community Church, and at Crab Orchard, helping youngsters learn chess.

He is survived  by his loving wife, Virginia, and step children Deborah (Glenn) McKee of Vermont and Wallace Detrick of OH; nephews Edward, Michael, Dennis, and David Winfield and Jim Moore; nieces Marge Fletterick, and Donna Henderson; grandchildren Michael Hill, Autumn Book, Erica Detrick and great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Dale Winfield, sister Dorothy Herman, and step-son Burne Hill.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 14, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at Fairfield Glade Community Church. At a later date, a memorial service will be held in Ohio.

In lieu of flowers, contribution may be made to Fairfield Glade Community Church 521 Snead Dr. Fairfield Glade, TN 38558.

Dolores Joanne Spivey

Dolores Joanne Spivey, age 85, was born on August 14, 1930 in Ames, Iowa to James P. and Prudence Weltey Smith and passed away on November 4, 2015 in Crossville, TN. She taught school in Scotts Bluff, Nebraska, Pueblo Colorado, Elgin, Illinois, and Shamburg, Illinois. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree at Nebraska and her Master’s at Northern Illinois. She was an organist at Itaska Presbyterian Church and Bensenville Methodist Church, and enjoyed teaching music. While in Pueblo, she met and married her husband of 60 years, Willard Spivey, on August 13, 1955. She enjoyed riding horses in Montana and mules to the bottom of the Grand Canyon. Dolores was a 60 year member of the PEO and president of that organization¬† for one year. She was a member of the Crossville Wood Carving Club.

She is survived by her husband, son- James Calvin Spivey (Cindy); grandchildren- Jeffery McGuire, Heather McGuire, Sebastian Spivey, Samuel Spivey, and Simon Spivey; and brother- David Smith.

Dolores was preceded in death by her parents and daughter, Deborah Ann McGuire.

The family will receive friends from 10:00 to 11:00 with memorial service to follow on Friday, November 13, 2015, at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home.

Virginia Geraldine Livesay

Virginia Geraldine Livesay was born on March 17, 1925 to the late William and Nora Hyder Warf in St. Charles, Virginia. She passed away at the age of 90 in Crossville, Tennessee on November 2, 2015.

In her younger years, she enjoyed riding horses and motorcycles and continued swimming and traveling. Her favorite thing was being with her friends, family, and loved ones.

She is survived by her son Joe Livesay (Lisa) and grandchildren- Ali, Logan, and Lindy.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Warren Livesay, and brother Omer Warf.

A visitation for Virginia will be held Thursday, November 5, 2015 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Crossville Memorial Funeral home. The funeral service will be held on Friday, November 6, 2015 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints at 3 p.m. with Bishop Hensley and Austin Hamby officiating. She will be laid to rest following the service in Slate Springs Cemetery.

Sylvia Darnell Brewer

Sylvia Darnell Brewer was born February 10, 1960, the daughter of Erbie General Davenport and Ethel Boles Cooper. She passed away on November 2, 2015.

She is survived by her mother Ethel Cooper; daughters- Shelma Loges, Linda Holley, Krystal McGhee; husband, Kendall Brewer; four brothers- Erbie Clyde Davenport, Danny Steve Davenport, Kevin J. Davenport, and Ronald James Davenport; and grandchildren- Jordan Marie Wyatt, Staci Amber McGhee, Kassie Lynn Wyatt, and Michael Dakota Scarbrough.

She was preceded in death by her father Erbie General Davenport; brother Marvin Keith Davenport; sisters Linda Gail Liberty and Kathy Darlene Davenport; and son in laws- Mark Loges and Donnie McGhee.

Visitation for Sylvia will be on Friday, November 6, 2015 at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. with a funeral service to follow at 12:00 p.m. with Bro. Gary Howard officiating. She will be laid to rest in Tom Davis Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Mike Bolin, Kevin Music, Curt Music, Scotty Davenport, Paul Davenport, Ronnie Davenport, and Dewayne Smith.