Norma Lee Dausman

Norma Lee Dausman, 88, of Crossville, TN passed away on January 27, 2015 at Cumberland Medical Center. She was born on September 11, 1926 in Grand Rapids, MI to Norman and Beatrice [McCue] Proctor. Norma enjoyed reading, working in her flower gardens, traveling in motor home with her husband, and helping in her husband’s chiropractic business.

Norma is survived by special friend: Margaret Webb; special niece: Doris Graul of Lake Odessa, MI, several nieces and nephews; two grandchildren; two great grandchildren; sisters: Jolene McCarty of Grand Rapids, MI, Peggy Moore of Prescott, AZ, and Pat Renner of Albuquerque, NM; step daughter: Rena Gail Watts (Lee) of Casper, WY. She was preceded in death by her parents: Norman and Beatrice Proctor; husband: Lloyd Dausman.

Ernest Frank Miller

Ernest Frank Miller, 88, of Crossville, TN passed away on January 27, 2015 at Cumberland House. Family will receive friends on Monday, February 2, 2015 from 12:00 to 2:00 PM at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home. Funeral service will be at 2:00 pm with Garland Limburg and Al Watkins officiating. Burial will follow in Tollett’s Chapel Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Harold Turner, Ed Miller, Lynn Miller, Austin Davenport, Casey Cox, and Ray Bowman

Ernest was born on March 19, 1926 in Cumberland County, TN to Frank and Alice Barnwell Miller. He served in the United States Army.

Ernest is survived by wife Harriet [Tabor] Miller; son: Frank Lavell Miller (Nancy); daughters: Nelda Sue Thompson (David), and Teressa Ann Turner (Harold); six grandchildren; six great grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren; sisters: Lola Mahan, Mary Lomburg, and Savannah Ayres; many nieces and nephews; brother-in-laws and sister-in-laws. He was preceded in death by his parents: Frank and Alice Miller; siblings: Marie Ramey, Bernice Maynard, Robert Miller, Beulah Neal, George Miller, and Elmer Miller.

Albert LeVean Pitcher

Albert LeVean Pitcher, 73, of Clarkrange, TN passed away on January 26, 2015 at Jamestown Regional Medical Center. Family will receive friends on Saturday, January 31, 2015 from 6:00 to 7:00 pm at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home. Memorial service will follow at 7:00 with Al Watkins officiating. In lieu of flowers family request donations be made to Best Friends Sanctuary in Jamestown, TN.

Albert was born on March 8, 1941 in Owego, NY to Albert W. and Ruby R. Judge Pitcher; the oldest of 15 children. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and reading.

Albert is survived by wife: Kathleen Leaman Pitcher; daughters: April Hanrahan, Gloria Adkins, Brenda Roach (Jon), and Kimberly Coccia (Peter); grandchildren: Jamie, Ian, Jon Albert and Darcie, Harley, Dylan, Savannah, Frankie, and Sarah; two great grandchildren; brother: Scooter Pitcher (Carol); sister: Arlene Balzer (Ed). He was preceded in death by parents: Albert and Ruby Pitcher; daughter: Kelly Pitcher.

James Paul Campbell

James Paul Campbell, age 60, was born on February 27, 1954 to Chester and Nova Campbell in Elyria, Ohio and passed away on January 23, 2015 in Crossville, TN. He worked for 40 years at Wyndridge Health and Rehabilitation as an Environmental Director and later in housekeeping. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and photography of wildlife and flowers.

He is survived by his wife- Tina Baldwin Campbell; mother- Nova Virginia Brock Campbell; brother- Jerry Copeland; sister- Gail Lewis; and a large Wyndridge family.

James was preceded in death by his father- Chester Campbell; brother- Jennings Campbell; and sister- Elizabeth Sarver.

The family will receive friends at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home on Monday, January 26, 2015, from 6 to 8 PM

Sandra Irene Hyder Adkins

Sandra Irene Hyder Adkins, age 62, was born April 1, 1952 to Charles and Beatrice Hyder in Racine, Wisconsin and passed away January 23, 2015 in Crossville, TN.  She owned her own business and doing what she loved to do, worked as an upholstery seamstress. Sandra enjoyed life and her grandchildren were the “apple of her eye”.

She is survived by her daughter- Kimberly Hall (Michael); grandchildren- Wade Edward Hall, Mitchell Lynn Hall, and Bethany Ann Hall; brothers- Richard Hyder (Kathy), and Joseph Hyder (Cissy); and sisters- Cheryl Belvin (Fred) and Carol Cottrell (JL).

She was preceded in death  by her parents- Charles Eugene Hyder and Beatrice Mardell Hoey Hyder; brother- Thomas Hyder; and sister- Pam Belvin.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, January 25, 2015 from 2 to 4 at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home with the service to follow. Bro. Ralph Reagan will officiate.

Vivian Gaye Collingsworth-Ledbetter

Vivian Gaye Collingsworth-Ledbetter

Graveside service for Mrs. Ledbetter are scheduled for January 17, 2015 at 11:00 am at the Highland Cemetery in Overton County, TN.

Mrs. Ledbetter was born June 23, 1936 in Middlesboro, Kentucky, the daughter of Lee OH and Eleanor Pearl Collingsworth. Mrs. Ledbetter passed away January 14, 2015 at Cumberland Medical Center.

Mrs. Ledbetter was a member of the Freewill Baptist faith, a homemaker, and food service worker before retirement.

Mrs. Ledbetter is survived by her daughter: Robin Palk of Crossville; grand-daughter: Sami Palk of Crossville; her identical twin sister, Helen Faye Collingsworth-Ledbetter of Crossville and a host of nephews, nieces and in-laws.

Mrs. Ledbetter was preceded in death by her parents: Lee OH and Eleanor Pearl Collingsworth; her husband of 49 years: the Rev. Jobey Lyle Ledbetter; infant children: Angela Marie and Baye Joe Ledbetter; daughter: Stephanie Elaine Ledbetter; as well as 14 brothers and sisters.

Mrs. Ledbetter will be buried next to her husband and children at the Highland Cemetery, Highland Freewill Baptist Church, Livingston, TN.  Gary Ledbetter and Mike McCoy , officiating. Pallbearers will be Nolan McNew, Gerald Deck, Mark Ledbetter, Jeff Ledbetter, Joseph Ledbetter and Richard Ledbetter.

John “Woody” Gearheart

John “Woody” Gearheart, a Lake Tansi resident since 1990, passed away at the age of 88.  There will be a visitation on January 31, 2015 from 12:00 to 2:00 pm at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home. Funeral service will follow at 2:00 with Rev. Hank Jones of Crossville officiating. Burial will follow in Green Acres Memory Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation or The American Heart Association.

John was born on Feb. 14, 1926 in Morehead, KY to John and Ruby Gearheart. Mr. Gearheart served his country in the U.S. Navy. He made a career and retired from Commercial Plumbing. All who knew him recognized his love for golf, fishing, and sports world in general. “Woody” never missed a chance to watch and root for the KY Wildcats.

Mr. Gearheart was married to the former Ollie Crouch Gearheart of Forbus, TN. Ollie, Woody and their two surviving children:  son, Larry V. Gearheart of Pioche NV, and daughter Diane Gearheart of Austin, TX, lived in Gaston, IN before moving to Lake Tansi in 1990. Other survivors include brother: Donald Gearheart of Phoenix, AZ; sister: June Gearheart of Mesquite, TX. A host of loving friends, nieces, nephews, and other relatives.  He was preceded in death by: parents: John and Ruby [DeBoard] Gearheart; sisters: Ada Casey, Gladys Berger, and Addie Barndale; brothers: Norm Cowan, Allen Tucker, Melbourne, Coleman, and James.

Michael Brandon Lewis

Michael Brandon Lewis, 32, of Crossville, TN passed away on January 13, 2015 at Cumberland Medical Center. He was born in American Fork, UT to Gerald and Deborah Lewis.  Michael enjoyed racing cars and motorcycles, going to motocross, and was a very charismatic people person.

Family will receive friends on Saturday, January 17, 2015 from 12:00 to 1:00 pm at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home. Memorial service will follow at 1:00 pm.

Michael is survived by father: Gerald Lewis (Donna Lewis); son: Logan Dishman; grandfather: James Hayworth; close friend Allison Dishman; nephews: Jakob and Kurtis; niece Maggie; brothers: Kevin Lewis (Jamie), Aaron Lewis; and Bradley Lewis. He was preceded in death by mother: Deborah Hayworth Lewis; grandparents Doward and Rosetta Lewis; grandmother: Donna Hayworth.

 

Johnny Ray Burke

Johnny BurkeJohnny Ray Burke, 64, of Crab Orchard, TN passed away on January 11, 2015 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Family will receive friends on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home. Funeral service will follow at 1:00 with Bro. Chip Bond officiating. Burial will be in Sharp Place Cemetery in Jamestown, TN. Pallbearers will be Bobby Burke, Leon Burke, David Burke, Chris Davis, Bucky Burke, and Kevin Winningham. Honorary pallbearers Dwight Burke, Guy Watson, Charles Watson, and Roy T. Burke.

Johnny was born on May 26, 1950 in Scott County, TN to Aus and Stella Elizabeth [Slaven] Burke. He enjoyed hanging out with family and going camping. Johnny loved to gamble in Tunica and Cherokee.

Johnny is survived by wife: Jennifer Wiggins Burke of Crab Orchard, TN; son: Johnny Thomas Burke of Syracuse, NY; daughters: Ann Marie Rose of  Ocala, FL, Timi Shoop of Syracuse, NY, Kisha Davis and Dakota Davis both of Crossville, TN; eight grandchildren; one great grandchild; brother: Dallas Burke; sisters: Olliebell Burke; Nell Tays, and Peggy Winningham. He was preceded in death by:parents: Aus and Stella Burke; brothers: Arthur Slaven, Roy Burke, Lonnie Burke, and Archie Burke; sisters: Dillie Burke, Hester Norris, and Jean Mullinax; first wife: Norene Burke.

Naomi Ruth Swearingen

Naomi Ruth Swearingen (nee Grismer), age 88, formerly of Eureka Springs, Ark. and Arlington Heights, IL  passed away January 4, 2015 at Park West Medical Center in Knoxville, TN.

She was born in Chicago, IL where she spent most of her life, then moving to Arkansas and finally settling in Crossville, TN.

Her parents were William H. Grismer and Mary Dohse Grismer both of Chicago, IL. She was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, W. Wayne Swearingen who passed away in 2009.

She was a member of Ascension Lutheran Church in Crossville, TN.

She enjoyed cooking, reading, gardening, spending time with family and friends and being an active church member. She also enjoyed taking care of Lady, her cat.

Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law Carol (Ralph) Stewart, of Mountain City, TN, son and daughter-in-law, Keith (Elaine) Swearingen of Manhattan, IL, four grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

Memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 10, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at Ascension Lutheran Church in Crossville, TN with a luncheon following the service. In lieu of flowers, send donations to Ascension Lutheran Church’s building fund, 426 Sparta Drive, Crossville, TN 38555.