Richard Ely, age 81, was born on November 14, 1934 to Seth and Mabel Ely in Flint, Michigan and passed away on September 24, 2016 in Crossville, TN. He was an auto worker for General Motors for over 30 years and in his spare time enjoyed fishing and golfing.
He is survived by his wife- Barbara Jones Ely; daughters- Regina Musselman (Joseph), Michele Kalman (Otto), and Paula Reuman (Gene); sons- Richard Ely, Jamey Wesley (Ashleigh), and Shawn Wesley (Scarlett); grandchildren- Ellen Baker, Seth, Tim, and Sean Wheaton, Melissa Collins, and Emma and Dalton Wesley; and 10 great grandchildren. Richard was preceded in death by his siblings and his parents- Seth and Mabel Bostater Ely.
The family will receive friends at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home on Tuesday, September 27, 2016, from 10 to 11 with a memorial service to follow. Billy Kemp will officiate.
Karen Joy Burkhart, 64, was born on November 7, 1951 to Elmo and Lucille Hassler in Crossville, Tn. She passed away on September 21, 2016.
She is survived by her husband- Jerry Burkhart and her mother- Lucille Hassler.
Family will receive friends on Friday, September 23, 2016 at 10:00am at Linary Cemetery with a memorial service to follow. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Hospice of Cumberland County.
Julia Clare Nix, age 81, was born on June 13, 1935 to Annis and Julia Groves in Tornado, WV and passed away on September 17, 2016 in Crossville, TN. Julia spent most of her life in Florida later living in Idaho before coming to live with her daughter in Crossville, TN. She was an artist, painter, seamstress and homemaker. Julia also worked at Tulane Medical Center in New Orleans for a time. After raising her children, she traveled extensively, even kissing the blarney stone in Ireland, but her most favorite place of all was on the beach. She was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and will be missed by all those who knew and loved her.
She is survived by her daughters- Margo Lynne Brown of Crossville, TN and Melissa Ann Black of Melbourne, FL. Grandchildren- Dean, Ashley, and Tyler Black; Great Grandchildren- Stormy Dean Borgialli, Sunny Wayne Day of Crossville, TN, Jesse Sams, Kennedy Black, and her special companion Brittany…. who was her favorite. Also, her special friend- Emma Campbell.
Julia was preceded in death by her parents- Annis and Julia Groves; husband- Bill Nix; brother- William Jennings Cox; sisters- Lillian Matthews and Dorothy King Russell.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints from 4 to 5 P.M with a service to follow. She will be laid to rest in the Crossville City Cemetery.
James Junior Reed, age 92, was born on May 8, 1924 to Earnest and Pearlie Reed in Crossville, TN and passed away on September 18, 2016 in Crossville, TN. He loved restoring old cars and doing any kind of mechanic work. James also liked water-sports, especially fishing.
He is survived by his wife- Chieleah Reed; daughter- Pamela Brothers (George); granddaughters- Melissa Barbieri (Louis); Stephanie Ramachandran (Chandru); great grandsons- Sajan and Jeevan Ramachandran, and half sisters- Dorthy Deck; Juanita Sabattus.
James was preceded in death by his parents- Earnest and Pearlie Reed; half brothers- Melvin, Benny, and Ralph Burke; half sisters- Louise Burke, and Helen Miller.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday, September 20, 2016, at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home from 6 to 8. A graveside service will be held at Green Acres Memory Gardens on Wednesday, September 21, 2016 beginning at 11:00 with Rev. Robert Lawrence officiating.
Michael D Wiley, age 73, was born on July 17, 1942 to Lester and Caddie Wiley in Columbus, IN and passed away on September 10, 2016 in Oak Ridge, TN. He worked as an electrician for the Navy for 24 years and 6 months. In his younger years, he enjoyed riding horses. In the latter years, playing on computers became a favorite past time.
He is survived by his wife- Ida Wiley; daughter- Michele Hennessee (Ted); grandchildren- Samuel Hennessee, Heidi Hennessee, Amber White, and Chadd White; and sister- Terry C Cox.
Michael was preceded in death by his parents- Lester Dayton Wiley and Caddie C Daily Wiley and his son- Anthony White.
The family will receive friends on Thursday, September 15, 2016, at Trinity Tabernacle of Crossville from 4 to 5 with a funeral service to follow. He will be interred at 10:00 central time in Garland Brook Cemetery in Columbus, IN on Saturday, September 17, 2016.
Ronald Edward Fistler, age 77, was born on January 26, 1939 to William and Mary Fistler in Dearborn, MI and passed away on September 11, 2016 in Crossville, TN. He enjoyed working around the farm and riding horses.
He is survived by wife- Judy Fistler; son- Ronald Fistler (Regina); daughters- Melody (Jerry), and Julie Ragan; 6 grandchildren and 3 siblings.
He is proceeded in death by his parents, 1 grandchild, and 5 siblings.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday, September 14, 2016 from 6 to 8 at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home on Thursday beginning at 10 with Father Jim officiating. He will be laid to rest in Crossville City Cemetery.
Judith Arlene Higgins, age 79, was born on October 6, 1936 to Albert and Ruth Veenstra and passed away on September 11, 2016 in Crossville, TN. She enjoyed thrift shopping. Judith also liked sewing, reading and watching movies.
She is survived by her ex-husband- Patrick Higgins; her daughter- Cheryl McDaniel (Lynn); grandchildren- Renea Armstrong, Brandon Stanley, Scott Gunter, Becky Duke, Jody Christopher, and Justin & Megan Veenstra, and 7 great-grandchildren; brothers- Keith, David, and Brian Veenstra; sister- Marjie Hudson; daughter in laws- Melissa Higgins, and Jeanette Veenstra.
She was proceeded in death by her parents, and her sons R. Lee Veenstra and Sean Higgins.
Randall Scott “Randy” Bailey, age 58, was born on January 26, 1958 in Sioux City, IA to Joseph and Phyllis Bailey. He passed away on September 1, 2016. Randy was an animal lover and enjoyed going on long walks. He also loved weed-eating. In his spare time he liked to work puzzles and play games.
He is survived by his mother- Phyllis Bailey; wife- Miriam Bailey; children- Denise and Stephanie Bailey; siblings- Rick Bailey (Nadia); Sherry Wolf (John); and Terrill Johnson (Bill.)
He is preceded in death by his father- Joseph Raymond Bailey.
Family will receive friends on Monday 5, 2016 from 1:00 to 2:00 at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home on Monday beginning at 2:00 with Pastor David Sitler officiating. He will be laid to rest in Heritage Academy Cemetery in Monterey, Tn.
Cody Wade Smith, age 33, was born on February 24, 1983 in Houston, TX to his father Delbert Wade Smith (Kay Heydman Smith) and his mother Vickie Lee Hester. He passed away on August 27, 2016. Cody was a fun loving family man who enjoyed life. He loved spending time with his friends and family. Cody joined the Marine Corps in 2001 and was a staff sergeant, who was assigned to 2nd Light Armored Recon Battalion. He completed two combat tours in Afghanistan, three combat tours in Iraq, and eleven deployment tours; and was promoted to his current rank in April 2012. His personal decorations include Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, Combat Action Ribbon, Navy Unit Commendation, Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, Marine Corps Combat Instructor Ribbon, NATO Medal- ISAF Afghanistan and NATO Medal-NATO Operations and Activities in Relation to Libya.
He is survived by his father- Delbert Wade Smith (Kay Heydman Smith); mother- Vickie Lee Hester (Roy Hester); wife- Monica Smith; son- Jeremiah Clay Smith; daughter- Carrie Kathleen Smith; brothers- Patrick Conor Smith, and Brian and Kurt Hester; sisters- Toni Faye Wilson (Logan), Allison Rufin Reeves (Christopher), and Indy Marie-Therese Smith, grandmother- Virginia Williams; aunts- Betsy Russell and Janice Allet ; uncle- Mark Williams; nieces- Kierstin Haynes and Makenzie Collins; nephew- Brayden Akins and will be missed by many other uncles, aunts, and cousins.
He is preceded in death by his grandparents- Jay Brown Smith and Jewell Smith Taber and grandfather- Bobby Williams; and sister- Maggie Kathleen Rufin.
Family received friends on Saturday, September 3, 2016 from 12:00 to 2:15 at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home. A funeral service was also held at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home on Saturday beginning at 2:15 with Doyle Ashburn officiating. He was laid to rest in Webb Cemetery.
Judith “Judy” Ann Westfall Foster, 77, was born on November 3, 1938 to the late Francis and Gurtha (Moore) Westfall in Lafayette, Indiana. She passed on August 30, 2016 in Crossville, Tennessee. Judy worked as a dental assistant and office manager for several years before enjoying 40 years of motor homing, including five years full time traveling with her husband, Laddie, around the United States in their motorhome. In her travels, she developed lifelong friendships with fellow motorhomers from all over the country. Judy was a crafting queen; she did everything from sewing to wreath making and surprised family and friends with gifts of her beautiful work. Many of the crafts Judy made also aligned with her love of holidays. Judy loved spending the holidays with grandkids and other family members, especially when she could play cards and reminisce on days past. Judy’s friendships extended far beyond imagination with her membership in the Red Hat Society and Ladies Luncheon Club. Judy valued every relationship she held and cared for a myriad of people. She spent 61 adventurous years together with the love of her life, 58 of them in marriage.
Judy is loved and missed by her husband Laddie, of Crossville; by her son Mike and his wife Vickie of Lafayette, Indiana; by her daughter Kim and her husband Mike Pinto of West Lafayette, Indiana; and by her daughter-in-law Marta of Lewisville, Texas. Judy loved her five grandchildren very much, Haley Richardson of Brooklyn, New York; Brent Bohs of Anderson, Indiana; Joey Lynn Foster of Chicago, Illinois; Alex Bohs of Los Angeles, California; Finn Foster of Durango, Colorado. She will be missed by her twin sister Janet and her husband Ron Calhoun of Winder, Georgia; by many nieces and nephews; and by hundreds of friends from coast to coast.
Judy was preceded in death by her parents, Francis and Gurtha; by her son Dale of Lewisville, Texas; three brothers, Francis, Harold, and Donald Westfall.
Family will be receiving friends on Saturday, September 3, 2016 for a greeting at 1:00 and a memorial service at 2:00 at the Crab Orchard Christian Church with a meal following. Her love for her church family at Crab Orchard Christian Church led to her request for donations to the Crab Orchard Christian Church Building Fund in lieu of flowers.