Freddie David Belvin

Freddie David Belvin, age 68, was born May 7, 1949 in Crossville, TN to William and Thelma Belvin and passed away August 17, 2017 in Rome, GA. He spent his life doing what he loved, truck driving, painting and all areas of the construction business. His main love was riding and training horses.

He is survived by his wife- Cheryl Belvin, brothers- Bill and Clifford Belvin, sister- Ava Loveday Neely, and numerous nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents- William McKinley Belvin and Thelma Marie Ball Belvin, siblings- Marie Simmons, Glen Belvin, and Janie Neely.

A graveside service was held on August 20, 2017 at 2:00 in Bakers Chapel Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make donations toward his account at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home.

Ann Janet Johnson

Ann Janet Johnson, age 76, was born on February 17, 1941 to Jonathan and Nancy Scott in Decatur, TN. She passed away on August 12, 2017. Ann loved to do needlepoint, sewing, and quilting. She also enjoyed gardening and canning.

She is survived by her son- Scott Ray and his wife Vickie; daughters- Terri Ray and Carolyn Johnson; grandchildren- Brittany Ray, Sierra Ray, and Heathe Ray; and sisters- Betty Wix and Lena Tate.

She is preceded in death by her husband- Benton Johnson; sons- Charles Ray and Marlon Ray; sister- Cora Lee McCulloch; and brothers- John Scott, James Scott, William Edward Scott, and Bob Scott.

Graveside services for Ann were held on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 in Linary Cemetery.

Joseph Sydney Brown

Joseph Sydney Brown, age 89 was born on May 25, 1928 to Everett and Rebecca Brown in Pleasant Hill, TN. He passed away on August 15, 2017. Joseph enjoyed doing many things throughout his life, but most of all he loved preaching. He enjoyed singing and playing music. Joseph also enjoyed being outside gardening and was a mechanic of all things.

He is survived by his wife- Virgie Willetta Brown; children- Debra K. Hensley (Allen), Dwana J. Deck (Randy), and Joey L. Brown (Robin); grandchildren- Eric, Tammy, Jo, Heather, Hannah, Vanna, and James; great grandchildren- Kylee, Chloe, Jason, Emma, Alli, Amelia, Thaid, John, Daniel, Luther, Calvin, Pearl, and Knox; brothers- Earl Brown, John Brown, and Tony Brown; and sisters- Lola Brown, Nadean Randolph, Darlene Hayes, Faye Brown, and Connie Brown.

He is preceded in death by his parents- Everett and Rebecca Brown; brothers- Carl Lester Brown and Charlie Brown; and sister- Della Mae Richardson.

Family will receive friends on Thursday, August 17, 2017 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home. A funeral service for Joseph will also be held on Thursday beginning at 7 p.m. with Mike McCartney officiating. He will be laid to rest in New Pleasant Hill Cemetery on Friday, August 18, 2017 at 10 a.m.

Reba Dean Lewis

Reba Dean Lewis, age 80, was born on August 1, 1937 to Wilburn and Alma Hall in Crossville, TN. She passed away on August 13, 2017.

She is survived by her husband- Sonnie B. Lewis, Jr.; daughters- Nancy Ruth Potter (Terry) and Melissa Faye Riley (Marty); grandchildren- Coty Allen Reynolds, Cassandra Reynolds, T.J. Potter, and Samantha Potter; great grandchildren- Madison Hampshire and Blakely Potter.

She is preceded in death by her parents- Wilburn and Alma Hall; brother- Merle Hall; and great aunt- Anna Ruth Dunlap.

Family will receive friends on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home. A funeral service for Reba will also be held on Wednesday beginning at 1 p.m. with Pastor Mike Kerley officiating. She will be laid to rest in Bolin Cemetery.

Mildred L. Smith

Mildred L. Smith, age 78, was born on March 24, 1939 in Cumberland County, TN to Arlis and Della Wyatt. She passed away on August 8, 2017. Mildred enjoyed cooking and spending time with her grandchildren. She also loved being outside doing gardening and flowers.

She is survived by her son- Kenneth “Tank” Smith and his wife LeAnn; and grandchildren- Kevin Smith, Felicia Smith, and Cody Keith.

She is preceded in death by her parents- Arlis and Della Wyatt; husband- Marvin Smith; and two brothers- Howard Wyatt and Theodore Wyatt.

Family will receive friends on Thursday, August 10th from 4 to 8 p.m. at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home. A funeral service for Mildred will be held on Friday, August 11th at 1 p.m. at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home with Casey Oakes officiating. Mildred will be laid to rest in Akins Cemetery.

Allen Jackson Howard

Allen Jackson Howard, age 84, was born on April 22, 1933 in Lansing, TN to James and Luvernia Howard. He passed away on August 7, 2017. Allen served his country in the U.S. Army for 26 years. His favorite hobby was fishing.

He is survived by a large loving family.

He is preceded in death by his parents; his wife- Emma Howard; five brothers; and three sisters.

Family will receive friends on Friday, August 11, 2017 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home with a funeral service beginning at 7. A graveside service will be held on Saturday, August 12, 2017 at 1 p.m. in Bethel Cemetery.

Genese Davis

Genese Davis, age 84, was born on September 17, 1932 to Frank and Lillie Blaylock in Cumberland County, Tennessee. She left this world August 7, 2017 peacefully in her sleep.

She is survived by her sons- Gregg Davis (Pam), Lynn Davis (Janice), and Stan Davis (Kathy); daughters- June Sherrill and Susie Dickenson (Clarence); 19 grandchildren; a host of great grandchildren and great great grandchildren; brothers- Douglas Blaylock (Margaret) and Bill Blaylock; and sister- Kathy Vanmeter.

She is preceded in death by her parents- Frank and Lillie Blaylock; husband- Richard Davis; son- Garland Brown; daughter- Janetta James; grandson- Jason James; granddaughter- Lois Smallwood; three infant granddaughters; son-in-laws- Benjamin Norrod, Thomas Sherrill, and Newell James; daughter-in-law- Irene Davis; brother- Beryl S. Blaylock; and sister-in-law- Patricia Blaylock.

Family will receive friends on Wednesday, August 9th from 5 to 8 at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home. A funeral service for Genese will be held on Thursday, August 10th at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home at 1 p.m. with Kenny Alcorn officiating. Genese will be laid to rest in New Era Cemetery.

Glenn David Dilliplane

Glenn David Dilliplane, age 67, was born on April 8, 1950 in Trenton, New Jersey to Alton and Janet Dilliplane. He passed away on August 6, 2017. Glenn loved everything about Studabaker cars.

Glenn is survived by his wife- Jean Dilliplane of Crossville, TN; first cousin- Alan Dilliplane of Yardley, PA; many nieces and nephews; and brothers- Robert Dilliplane of Maryville, TN and Bruce Dilliplane of Souderton, PA.

He is preceded in death by his parents- Alton and Janet Dilliplane; and sister Janet Phillips.

Betty Louise Bush

Betty Louise Bush, age 86, was born on September 4, 1930 to Stuart and Helen Nisbett in Pontiac, Michigan. She passed away on August 4, 2017. Betty loved playing golf and enjoyed traveling to all 50 states. She was a member of the Cumberland County Master Gardeners, volunteered with Helping Hands Ministry, and ushered at the Cumberland County Playhouse. Betty was also an active member of her local church, Fairfield Glade United Methodist Church.

She is survived by her husband of 65 years- Ray Bush; children- Diane Kratz (Ben), Lawrence “Larry” Bush (Alice), Kimberly Moses (Garry), and Kathleen “Kathi” Saffron (Scott); 20 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; and brother- Donald Nisbett (Nan).

She is preceded in death by her parents- Stuart and Helen Nisbett.

A memorial service for Betty will be held on Saturday, August 19, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at Fairfield Glade United Methodist Church.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Fairfield Glade United Methodist Church: 223 Westchester Dr. Fairfield Glade, TN 38558, Helping Hands Ministry: 4166 Peavine Rd. Crossville, TN 38571, or Cumberland County Master Gardeners: P.O. Box 812 Crossville, TN 38557-0812.

Garland “Jean” Gibson

Garland “Jean” Gibson, age 78, was born March 16, 1939 in the Chestnut Ridge Community of Morgan County, Tennessee, the daughter of Gertie Adkins and Menford Branstetter. She passed away on July 31, 2017. She had lived in Texas, California, and Ohio before returning to Tennessee and had lived for the last 46 years in Monterey, Tennessee. She loved her family, gardening, and flowers.

She is survived by her sons, Thomas Joe Gibson, Jr. and Rita, Jimmy Doc Gibson, and Larry Gibson and Stacy, and daughters Euretha Roberts and husband Skip and Darla Reed and husband Kevin; grandchildren, Amber McDonald and husband Terry, Brittany Castle and husband Matt, Kevin Reed, Nikki Ray, Eli Gibson, Brandy Brown-Hargis and husband Derek, Haley Gibson, Ashlyn Gibson, Stacia Hall, and Jordan Teich and husband David; great grandchildren, Sam Teich, Emmett McDonald, Joseph Ray, Stetson Ray, Emma Ray, Deonna Hargis, Braxton Hargis, Kyla Hargis, Sophia Hargis, Toby Hargis, Ellie Reed, Evelyn Castle, and Abigail Castle; brothers and sisters, Vince Hall, Vincent Hall, Ross Branstetter, Jackie Branstetter, Connie Brimi, and Carolyn Williams.

She is preceded in death by her husband Thomas Gibson, Sr., mother, Gertie Adkins, father, Menford Branstetter, two brothers, Willard Branstetter and Carl Branstetter, and daughter-in-law, Irene Gibson.

Family will receive friends on Thursday, August 3, 2017 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home with services at 7:00 p.m. with Tony Phipps officiating. She will be laid to rest on Friday, August 4, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at Whittaker Cemetery in Monterey, Tennessee.