Deborah Ann Dunn

Deborah Ann Dunn born September 12, 1971 to Robert and Martha Sherrill in Crossville, TN and passed away February 22, 2017 in Crossville, TN. Mrs. Dunn loved to ride motorcycles, dance, and was a big family lady who loved spending time with them.

She is survived by her mother- Janie Sherrill, husband- Wayne Dunn, daughter- Jackie Chavis (Corey), sister- Angela Kilby, and brother- Bob Sherrill. Deborah is preceded in death by her father- Robert Sherrill.

Family will receive friends February 26, 2017 from 11:00-1:00pm with a service to follow. Burial will be held at Linary Cemetery

Dorothy Joan Rector

May 14, 1935 to February 21, 2017

Dorothy Joan Rector was born May 14, 1935 in Dandridge, TN to the late Joe and Trula Brooks. She was lovingly called Gran-Gran by many, and was known as Aunt Jodie by her nieces and nephews; but the most precious name was Moma by her children. She lived in and raised her family in Pomona, but has lived in the Hebberlburg community for the past 10 years. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, great great grandmother, sister, and daughter.

Dorothy loved the country and she loved the Lord, she was a member of Deep Springs Baptist Church in Dandridge. She worked at Roselon Southern for many years. She was the most loving, caring and thoughtful person, loved by all who knew her. She loved gardening, camping, campfires, traveling, riding thru the nature in her side by side, going out to eat, and her pets. She loved her pets dearly, including her chickens, but most of all she loved her family. She was the matriarch of the family, the one you went to for advice, guidance, a meal, a place to stay, a hug, or an I love you or a “Don’t worry it will be ok”.

Tuesday February 21, 2017 in the early morning she went to be with the Lord. She will be missed by all who knew her. Heaven must have needed a special angel. Visitation will be Friday, February 24, 2017 at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home from 6:00 – 9:00 pm. A service will be held Saturday February 25, 2017 at 12:00 pm. Pastor Tony French (her nephew) will conduct services and special speaker Greg Byram, and anyone wishing to share a special memory may speak. Special singing by her nephew Mark Brooks. Burial will be at Pomona Cemetery.

She is survived and deeply missed by her children- Glenda Kirby (Ear), Marvin Rector, Delores Turner (Ron), Johnny Rector (Leslie), grandchildren- Sherri, Tammy, Steve, Lori, Jodi, Darrell, Gary, J.D., Cody, and numerous nieces and nephews, a lifelong friend Mayford French, and a close friend Joy White, 24 great grandchildren and 5 great great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents- Joe and Trula Brooks, husband- Dempsey Rector, sisters- Viola French, Wanda Brown, brothers- Nathan Brook, R.V. Brooks, and granddaughters Tabitha Turner, Laci, and Leah Kirby.

Pallbearers are her grandsons and great grandsons- Steve Kirby, Darrell Rector, J.D. Rector, Cody Rector, Gary Turner, Tyler Burke, Devyne Templeton, and R.J. Fields. Honorary pallbearers are her great great grandchildren Landyn Coleman, Bryor Hearndon, Maggie Joann Coleman, Addisyn Hearndon, and Neyland Ireland.

Laura May Godsey

Laura May Godsey, age 81, was born November 29, 1935 to William Harman and Ruth Neomia Shank Barnett in Dayton, OH and passed away February 18, 2017 in Haines City, FL. She enjoyed sewing, painting, ceramics, most crafts and camping.

She is survived by her daughters- Donna Fornito (Richard) from New Berlin, NY, Diane Poston (Kim) from Xenia, OH,  Sharon Ann Stockton (Ketron) from Bulls Gap, TN, Constance Sue VanZant (Gregory) from Lakeland, FL; grandchildren- Daniel, Caleb, Timothy, Seth, Micah, Richard, Anthony, Jennifer, Kelly, Ashley, and Kimberly; several great grandchildren; brothers- William Terry Barnett and Ronald Lee Barnett; and sister- Delores Woods. Laura is preceded in death by her parents, siblings- John Richard Barnett, Ruth Ann Steck and Rosalee Yvohne.

The family will receive friends Feb. 24, 2017 from 12 to 2 with service to follow at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home. Burial will be in Haleys Grove Cemetery.

Wilbur Ernest Rauch

Wilbur Ernest Rauch, age 89, was born on January 27, 1928 to Frank and Mary Wilma Rothwell Rauch in Indianapolis, IN and passed away on February 16, 2017 in Dayton, OH. He served in the Marines and was a Montgomery Co. Deputy Sheriff. Wilbur was a member of the New Carlisle Massonic Lodge # 100 and enjoyed sports and motorcycles.

He is survived by his sons- Mark A Rauch (Beverly) and Randy Rauch; daughters- Sabrina Goble (Randall) and Katrina Buschur (Mark); and numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and wife- Bessie Rauch.

He will be laid to rest in Crossville City Cemetery beside his wife and a picnic Celebration of Life will be had at a later date.

Evelyn Parsons

Evelyn Parsons, age 83, was born April 8, 1933 to the late Dee and Elcie Phipps Whittaker in Sparta, TN and passed away on Feb. 17, 2017 in Crossville, TN. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, and daughter and loved her family dearly. She loved the Lord and was a member of the Bowman Bible Baptist Church where she attended faithfully. Evelyn enjoyed playing Bingo and gardening and worked at Avery Dennison for 26 years making many lifelong friends.

She is survived by and will be missed by her children- Thomas Troy Parsons Jr., Robert Larry Parsons (Mary), Elsie Mae Robbins (Dale), Shirley Marie Beaty (Donald), Gary Bruce Parsons (Jennifer) all of Crossville, TN; ten grandchildren- Rob, Tony, Caleb, Logan, and Trevor Parsons, Heather Dirkovics, DC and Dustin Robbins, Whitney Qualls and Britney Beaty; seven great grandchildren- Sarrah, Kris, Jakob, and Seth Parsons, Lochlann and Kylee Robbins and Zane Qualls; and sister- Lillie Berniece French.

Evelyn was preceded in death by her loving husband of 55 years- Thomas Troy Parsons; sister- Roxie Lee Keyes; brothers- Harold Douglas and William Kenneth Whittaker.

The family will receive friends on Feb. 19 from 5 to 8 with service on Monday at 10:00 and burial in Creston Cemetery.


Michael Haley

Michael Terrence Haley born April 28, 1938 to Charles and Zona Haley in Santa Maria, CA and passed away February 15, 2017 in Grandview, TN. Michael has had a full life. He was a California police officer and paramedic, an ambulance company manager for Nevada, and drove a tour bus for California Nevada Golden Tours. Michael was a fireman for 47 years from California, Nevada, Utah, and Tennessee. He was the Captain of two fire stations in Cumberland Co., and the oldest man in Tennessee to pass his Firefighter 3 test. Michael was the morning radio disc jockey, Terry Michaels. He was Regional Manager for Delta Airlines, and an over the road truck driver. Michael enjoyed shooting, playing sports, fishing, camping, and he loved to travel. He ministered as the sound engineer at his church for the past eight years.

He is survived by his wife- Nancy Haley, children- John Colby Haley, Sam Rogers Haley (Ryan), Katherine Ann Matthews (Tyler), Victor Leroy Krusi (Connie), Katherine Anne Browning (Randy), and Jennifer Lynn Werner (Torsten), 16 Grandchildren and 2 Great Granddaughters.

Michael is preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Zona Haley, sister- Pat Hyde, and brother- Edward Haley.

The family will receive friends on February 25, 2017 at Crossville First United Methodist Church from 1 to 2 with a memorial service to follow.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to First United Methodist Church and Hospice of Cumberland County.

Judy Gibson

Judy M Gibson was born December 8, 1947 to the late Lonzie and Mayne Stephens and passed away February 15, 2017. Judy loved to be in the garden, watch the grand children; and UT football, word searches and shopping.

She is survived by her sons- Otis Gibson, and Alfred Gibson; Daughter- Jacqueline Kitchen (Scott); Grand Children- Keisha Gibson, Ashley Lenoir (CJ), Brittany Stultz, Brandi Craig (Trent), Chris Kitchen (Kristen), Cheyenne Gibson, and Nicholas Gibson; Great Grand Children- Hadley Dean Craig, Thomas Arnold, Evan Flury, Trey Lenoir, Payton Lenoir, Isaiah Lenoir, Madi Stultz, and Gabe Blossom.

She is preceded in death by her parents- Lonzie and Mayne Stephens; Husband- Olen Dean (Hot Shot) Gibson, Brothers- Gene Stephens, Jimmy Stephens, Roy Turner, and Ronnie Stephens; Sister- Betty Myers.

Visitation will be held Sunday, February 19, 2017 form 1:00 – 3:00pm with a service at 3:00PM. Burial to follow at Pomona Cemetery.

Burlene Mahaney

Burlene Mahaney was born on February 22, 1940 to the late Burl and Ella Jernigan, and passed away February 14, 2017 in Putnam Co. Burlene was a home maker and loved to do yard work, flower gardening, cooking, crossword puzzles, and having yard sales.

She is survived by daughters- Candace Barnwell (Michael) and Melanie Mehaney. Grandchildren- Celsey Holt, Wesley Barnwell, Dylan Barnwell, and Kiera Phillips. Sister- Eula Ray McCloud.

She is preceded in death by her parents- Burl and Ella Jernigan, Husband- Roger Mehaney, Brother- Paul D. Jernigan, and Sister- Fannie May Hicks.

Visitation will be held Saturday from 1:00 to 3:00 pm at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home with a service to follow. Burial will be held at Mayland Cemetery.

Tina Priddy

Tina Louise (Korte) Priddy, 51, passed away on Feb. 14, 2017, at Cumberland County Medical Center due to ongoing heart complications. Tina was born on Jan. 10, 1966, in New Albany, IN, to James and Charlene Korte.
In 2000, Tina became certified as a CNA, where she spent many years caring for the elderly.
Tina is survived by her loving companion, Steve Henry; two children, Ryan Rector and Cassandra Priddy; two siblings, sister Theresa and brother-in-law Michael Davis and brother Steven and sister-in-law Danette Korte; and four grandchildren, Andrew Brown, Morgan Rector, James McGhee and Mallory Priddy.
She was preceded in death by both parents, James and Charlene Korte; and both grandparents, John and Louise Mallory.
Services will be held at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home on Friday, Feb. 17, 2017, family from noon to 1 p.m. and public from 1 to 2 p.m. – See more at:

Neavon Hatfield

Neavon A. Hatfield age 87, was born December 24, 1929 to the late Alex and Maggie Hatfield in Sequatchie, TN and passed away February 13, 2017. At the age of six-teen Neavon started working on the Martha McCoy Farm. Working on the farm was what Neavon enjoyed the most. He loved to outdoors and anything that involved working/playing in it!

He is survived by Friends Raymond and Faye Smith.

Neavon is preceded in death by his Mother- Maggie Brown Hatfield and Father- Alex Hatfield, Wife- Lorraine Hatfield, and a very special friend- Vinnie Smith Mathely.

Saturday February 18, 2017 visitation will be held from 10:00AM to 11:00AM with a service to follow. Burial will be held at 3:00 PM Est. at Chattanooga Memorial Park.