Linda Kay Marlatt

Linda Kay Marlatt, age 65, of Crossville, Tennessee, was born to Mary Lemon in Dayton, Ohio on June 8, 1950 and passed away at her home in Crossville, Tennessee on September 26, 2015. She loved bowling, Mickey and Minnie Mouse, music and visiting with her friends.

Linda is survived by several aunts, uncles, cousins and her Hilltoppers family. She was preceded in death by her parents, Don Droege and “T”, and brothers Charles and Alan Marlatt.

A memorial service for Linda will be held Friday, October 9th, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at Hilltoppers, Inc.

Jewell Dell Smith Taber

Jewell Dell Smith Taber, age 96, was born on February 18, 1919 in Cumberland County, Tennessee to Wade and Lucy Pugh and passed away away on September 27, 2015 in Crossville, Tennessee with her family surrounding her. She was a housewife that lived in Cumberland County all her life. She was a member of Jehovah’s Witness and was baptized January 7, 1951 as a Jehovah’s Witness. Jewell enjoyed gardening, writing poetry, and taking care of her cats.

She was survived by sons- Donald Smith and Delbert Smith (Kay); daughters- Frances Hassler, Jean Smith, Joyce Cooper, Sue Music (Vann), and Carolyn Sutton (Kimsey); 28 grandchildren; 45 great grandchildren; and 17 great great grandchildren.

Jewell was preceded in death by her parents- Wade Hampton Pugh and Lucy Ann Webb Pugh; three husbands- J.B. Smith of 28 years, Zeb Carter of 3 years, and Holland Taber of 19 years; and sons- David, Dexter, and Edward Smith.

A memorial service was held on Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Crossville, Tennessee.

John Paul Phipps

John Paul Phipps, age 49, of Crossville, TN was born to Willie and Pauline Estepp Phipps on January 17, 1966 and passed away on September 26, 2015. Visitation for Mr. Phipps will be held on September 29, 2015 from 5-7 p.m. at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home with a funeral service following at 7 p.m. Burial will be in the Thomas Springs Cemetery on September 30, 2015 at 11 a.m.

Charles Douglas Miller

Charles Douglas Miller, 69 of Fairfield Glade, Tennessee passed away on September 14, 2015.

Doug was born November 21, 1945 in Decatur, Illinios to parents Jasper and Kathryn Miller. He served in the U.S. Army and was employed at Miller Industrial Supply Company in Decatur. Doug married Karla Potrafka of Boody, Illinois in 1988. Doug and his wife retired to Tennessee in 2003.

He is survived by his wife Karla of Fairfield Glade, Tennessee, son Jeffrey Douglas Miller and two grandchildren Derek and Brianna of Decatur, Illinois; his sister Carol Miller of Land O’ Lakes, Wisconsin.

A memorial will be held to honor his life on Saturday, October 17, 2015, 11 a.m. at Christ Lutheran Church, Fairfield Glade, Tennessee. Greeting begins at 10:15.

His wife would like to thank Renaissance Terrace of Harriman, Tennessee and Caris Hospice for their wonderful care. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD), 341 W. 38th St., Ste. 501 New York, NY 10018 or online at

Mildred Mae Miller

Mildred Mae Miller, age 93, was born to the late Henry and Elsie Wells Killingsworth on March 9, 1922 in Chattanooga, TN and passed away on September 16, 2015 in Crossville, TN. Ms. Miller enjoyed several activities including gardening, canning, playing Bingo, yardwork, crocheting, and socializing at the senior center. She was very active and always had a beautiful smile on her face.

Ms. Miller is survived by her sons Robert E. Miller Jr. (Elizabeth Ann) and Bruce D. Miller (Donna); daughter Carol Miller; grandchildren Tonya Blackwell, Shane Miller, Donnie Pifer, Ronnie Pifer, Mike Pifer, Jeff Miller, Debbie McConnell, Trisha McKay, David Boyle, Bradley Parsons, and Daniel Parsons; 24 great grandchildren and 4 great great grandchildren.

Ms. Miller was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Robert E. Miller Sr., brother Deforest Killingsworth, sister Lucille Bohall, and children Donald and Richard Miller.

A memorial service for Ms. Miller was held at Pomona Methodist Church, Saturday, September 26, 2015 with Pastors Jerry Mayo and Louis Davis officiating.


Lucille “Lu” Edith Teal

Lucille “Lu” Edith Teal, age 87, passed away peacefully on September 17, 2015 following a long battle with lung cancer.
She was born in Dollar Bay, Michigan on February 26, 1929 to Norwegian and Swedish immigrants, the late John and Malvina Nordbeck. Preceded in death by husband Donald, brother Ebert, and sister Lorraine.
She married the love of her life, Donald Clyde Teal, on June 10, 1950 in Buffalo, New York. Shortly thereafter, they relocated to Columbia, Tennessee in 1951 and remained there for sixteen years. They then relocated with their family to Toledo, Ohio.
Her husband, Don retired from Dupont and then they moved to Fairfield Glade, Tennessee. Both of them were active in golf and gardening. They both traveled extensively around the world. Lu was a former “Queen Bee” and a multi-year member of the Red Hats. She was very active in multiple bridge clubs. She has been a resident of Fairfield Glade for thirty years and loved country music and antiquing. Don and Lu searched the entire East coast — looking for antiques she could sell in her store in the Antique Mall in Crossville. They never made much money but had great fun together, always on “the hunt.”
“Lu” was a very active volunteer at the Threads of Hope, a non-profit Thrift store in Crossville that supports the House of Hope. It provides care for the needy children of Cumberland County. She was also a very talented artist/painter, and an expert in fine jewelry and antiques.
She is survived by her two children, Denise and David and three grandchildren: Brianne, Laura, and Matthew. She was a devoted, loving wife, mother, and grandmother and will forever be in the hearts of those that knew and loved her.
Lu’s life celebration service is scheduled for 4:30pm on Monday, September 21, 2015 at the Fairfield Glade United Methodist Church, 231 Westchester Drive, Fairfield Glade, Tennessee. In lieu of flowers, Lu requested donations be made to the House of Hope, P.O. Box 4002, Crossville, TN 38557.

Veral Thomas VanWinkle

Veral Thomas VanWinkle, age 75, of Crossville, Tennessee was born on December 5, 1939 to the late Roy Francis VanWinkle and Nella Mae Brewer VanWinkle and passed away on September 14, 2015 in Crossville, Tennessee.

His life centered on his family and his faith. He was a loving servant of Jehovah. He cherished his role as a teacher and a shepher in the Crossville Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses. He was well known for his self-sacrificing efforts on behalf of others.

Mr. VanWinkle is survived by his wife Christine; daughters Sandra Jasiecki (James) and Melissa Marchuk (Kevin); grandchildren Thomas Vorhees, Joshua Vorhees, and Alexis Jasiecki; sisters Vera Wyatt, Cleo Burgess, and Fern Miller; aunts Dolly Cordell and Margaret Kirby; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Nella, and his brother Gerald VanWinkle.

A memorial service for Mr. VanWinkle will be held on Saturday, September 19th at 5p.m. at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Crossville, Tennessee with Brother Alan Grindstaff officiating.

Donald Handlon

Donald Handlon, age 81, was born on August 5, 1934 in Chicago, IL to the late Kenneth Handlon and Mary Pitzel Handlon and passed away on September 8, 2015 in Crossville, TN. He loved hunting and working at the steel mill where he was a supervisor. He also loved playing and watching many different sports and card games.

He is survived by his wife Lois Jean Handlon, son Michael Bier, daughters Janice Kottka and Kimberly Nelson, husband Gary, grandchildren Sara Nelson, Dylan Nelson, Kelli Hatley, Monica Gregory, and Jennifer Alison, great grandchildren Kevin Kopas, Rebecca Sheehan, Alison Decker, Madison Decker, Bryan Norton, Jonathon Norton, and Katheryn Swafford, and brother Arnold Handlon in Indiana.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister Denise Handlon.

Visitation for Donald will be on Saturday, September 12, 2015 from 1pm to 2pm at Fairfield Glade United Methodist Church with a memorial service to follow at 2pm with Pastor Jay Archer officiating.

Judy Maxine Norris

1-DSC01188-001Judy Maxine Norris, age 83, was born on November 27, 1931 to William Luther Bowman and Laura Avo Woody Bowman in Crossville, TN. She died in Crossville with her loving family surrounding her on September 4, 2015. Maxine worked for Avery-Dennison for most of her years, but was a dedicated homemaker. She loved spending time with her family- gardening and cooking for them. She was also a green thumb and enjoyed growing flowers.

Maxine is survived by her sons- Everett Norris (Mary Lou), Carl Norris (Kim), and David Norris (Trena); daughters- Velma Sherrill (Waymon) and Brenda Palmer (Frank); grandchildren- Kristie, Eric, Jeremy, Carl, Sean, Tristan, Ashlee, Aaron, Yvette, Brandon, and Stephanie; great grandchildren- Emma, Whitney, Carrie, Haley, Taylor, Heaven, Dylon, Wesley, and Daniel; great great grandchildren- Oliver and Morgan; and a brother- Glenn Bowman.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband- Raymond Norris; brothers- Edward, Goldie, Reed, Lloyd, Eugene, and JC Bowman; and Sister- Jewell Miller.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, September 6, 2015, from 5 to 8 at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home. The service will be on Monday, September 7, 2015, at 1:00 with Pastor Thelma Roby officiating. She will be laid to rest beside her husband in Bowman Cemetery.

Jennifer Carol Woody

Jennifer Crouch Woody daughter of the late Jerry Crouch and Kathy Gilley died Monday,
August 31 after a short illness.
She is survived by her mother Kathy Gilley, husband Kenny Woody, three children Christopher Capps, Kayeston Capps, and Laura Beth Sells and step daughter Kristen Woody.
Jennifer has 2 sisters, Dawn Gillespie and Beth Ann Boles.
Jennifer was 43 years old.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, September 5, 2015 at 1:00 pm at Bethel Baptist Church with Brother Joey Smith officiating.