Eula L. Swallows

Eula Leslie Swallows, age 93, passed away on May 22, 2015, in Rochester Hills, MI.

Eula was born May 20, 1922 in Fentress County, TN. She lived most of her early life in Jamestown, TN and worked at the Jamestown Shirt Factory for many years. She loved cooking, quilting and gardening. After her home in Jamestown was destroyed by a tornado in 1974, she moved to Crossville, TN where she lived until 2001. Eula was an active member of Memorial Baptist Church in Crossville. In 2001, Eula moved to Rochester Hills, Eula Swallows ObitMI to be near family.

Eula is survived by son and daughter-in-law, Stanley and Mary Jane Leslie; sister, Bonnie Bowman of Jamestown, TN and brother, Arlando (Jeff) Threet and wife, Jean of Jamestown, TN.

Eula was preceded in death by first husband, Thomas B. Leslie; second husband, Carson Swallows; parents, Landon and Alva Threet;  brothers, Curtis Threet and Burtis Threet, and sister Rose Wood.

The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Friday, May 29, 2015 at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home; funeral services to follow at 1:00 p.m. with Bro. Bill Roberts officiating. Burial will follow at Crossville City Cemetery.

Bobbie Lee McGraw

Bobbie Lee McGraw, age 84, was born September 25, 1930 to John D and Grace McDaniel Standafer in Burning Springs, KY and passed away in her home in Crossville, TN on May 24, 2015. She was a homemaker that loved to work in her yard tending to her flowers.

She is survived by her sons- Larry D. McGraw, William David McGraw, Steven W McGraw, and Timothy C. McGraw; daughters- Donna J Davis and Tracy L. Foust; fourteen grandchildren and seventeen great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband- Joseph Benson McGraw Jr.; sisters- Lola Wolf, Bernice Pierce, Jessie Barthel, and Caroline Wilson; brothers- John Standafer and Thomas Standafer.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 on Wednesday , May 27, 2015, at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home. The funeral service will be the following day, Thursday, at 1:00 pm with Kenneth Norris officiating. Burial will be in Beaver Hill Cemetery in Pikeville, TN

Lisa Gaye Miller

Lisa Gaye Miller, 57 of Crossville, Tennessee died on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, at Cumberland Medical Center in Crossville, Tennessee.

Born Tuesday, June 25, 1957 in Detroit, Michigan to the late Silas Robert Miller and Shirley Petty Dayton. She was a housekeeper for Fairfield Glade. She enjoyed collecting jewelry and antiques and “eating out”. She loved her family and her cats- Kikidee and Poodo.

Surviving are mother- Shirley Dayton; son, Timothy Causey; daughter, Angela Netherton (Robert); and grandchildren- Trevor Martin, Mercedez Martin, and Jayden Netherton.

The family will receive friends from 12 to 2 on Saturday, May 23, 2015 at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home with service to follow. Pastor Johnny Goldston officiating. Interment will be in Eastland Cemetery following the service.


Nyla Lee Wallen

Nyla Lee Wallen, age 85, was born June 11, 1929 in Jonesville, VA to Hagen and Virgie Wynn and passed away in Crossville, TN on May 9, 2015. She worked for Brockway Glass. Nyla enjoyed flower gardening, camping with her family, and traveling.

She is survived by her husband- Herschel H Wallen; sons- William Wallen (Mary) and Larry Wallen; daughters- Vicki Doyle (Dan) and Willa Wilson (Butch); fourteen grandchildren; sixteen great grandchildren; and a sister- Mavis Moody.

She is a preceded in death by her parents- Hagen Wynn and Virgie Klimeick Wynn; daughter- Lela Faye Warner; grandchild- Robbie; and sisters- Reba  and Lorraine.

Jesse D. Godfrey

Jesse D. Godfrey, age 90, was born on March 13, 1925 to the late Marle and Mattie Mae Webb Godfrey in Crossville, TN and passed away in Crossville on May 18, 2015. He was a farmer and coal miner and a member of the Church of God of Prophecy.

He is survived by his sister Mabel Payne; and 3 nieces- Kathy, Marlene, and Salena.

The family will receive friends on Thursday from 11 to 1 with the funeral service officiated by Jack Able to follow. Burial will be in Leffle Webb Cemetery. Pallbearers are Kallie, Tanner, Dakota, Bobby, Allen and Dexter Hale.

Joyce Marie King

Joyce Marie King, age 68, was born on May 22, 1946 to Johnny and Annie Adams Rector in Crossville, TN and passed away on May 17, 2015 in Knoxville, TN. She was a housewife that loved to go camping, playing with her great grand babies, and going with her grandsons to watch them race.

She is survived by her son- Jerry King; daughter- Tammy Adams (Tim); grandchildren- Nicholas (Tracy), and Nathan (Amber); great grand children- Chevy, Sadie and Chelbi.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers- Avery, William, James, and Thurman Rector; sisters- Gearldine Sharp, and Willene Clark.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, from 6 to 9 pm at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home. The service will be on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at 3:00 pm at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home with burial to follow in Bowman Cemetery.


Rev. Robert Ray Whittaker

Rev. Robert Ray Whittaker, a minister for over 34 years , 74 of Monterey, Tennessee died on Friday, May 15, 2015, at Cumberland Medical Center in Crossville, Tennessee.

Born Sunday, November 10, 1940 in Monterey, Tennessee, he was the son of the late Robert Whittaker and the late Dovie Padgett  Whittaker. He was the husband of 51 years to Willene Whittaker of Cumberland Cove Community.

Surviving are sons, William Whittaker (Denice) of Sparta and Robert Joseph Whittaker of Cumberland Cove Community, daughters, Rose Key (Randall) of Cumberland Cove Community and Tresia Moon Spencer (James) of Mayland Community, brothers, Raymond Whittaker (Judy) of Monterey, Harvey Whittaker (Dessie) of Monterey, Gary Whittaker (Kathy) of Grandview and Leroy Rex Whittaker (Cheryl) of Monterey, sister, Marla Forrest Gentry (Tom) of Brentwood and June Phillips of Monterey; 5 grand children- Seth Moon of Louisville, KY,, Ethan Moon and Jody Moon of Byrdstown, Payton Moon and Mykayla Moon of Byrdstown.
He was preceded in death by his brothers- Jefferson, Donald, and Thomas Whittaker; and sisters- Irene Rex, Nellie Manis, and Sara Jane Holt.

A Funeral service will be at 1:00 PM on Tuesday at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home with the Richard Farley  and Robbie Miller officiating. Interment will be in Mayland Cemetery, Mayland, TN.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM on Monday, May 18, 2015, at  Crossville Memorial Funeral Home.

Barbara Anne Crute

Barbara Anne Crute, age 84, was born January 18, 1931 to Chris and Lillian Tschanz in Detroit, Michigan and passed away in Fairfield Glade, TN on May 13, 2015. She was a musician, playing the organ at church and teaching piano. She loved classical music, enjoyed going on cruises and has traveled worldwide. She attended the First Presbyterian Church of Crossville.

She is survived by her husband- Ray Crute; sons- Darrell Crute (Carol), and Kevin Crute (Arlene); daughters- Jennifer McCormick (David), Melinda Risher (Ronald), and Bonnie Philson (Brian); grandchildren- Jason, Christopher, Darrell Jr., Amber, Eric, Kristine, Steven, Matthew, Andrea, Laura, Jaclyn, Jeremy, Jaimee, Chad, Emilee, Drew and Jenna; 15 great grandchildren; and brothers- Kenneth and David Tschanz. She is preceded in death by her parents- Chris John Tschanz and Lillian Elizabeth Bourne Tschanz.

There will be a service in Michigan on Thursday, May 21, 2015 . She will be laid to rest in Glen Eden Lutheran Memorial Park in Livonia, Michigan

Matthew Ray Sappier

Matthew Ray Sappier, age 50, was born on February 8, 1965 to Theresa Cecile Sappier in Woodstock New Brunswick, Canada and passed away in Crossville, TN on April 26, 2015. He was a Mill Technician for MisCon and enjoyed attending Pow Wows. He will be put to rest in Woodstock First Nation.

He is survived by his daughter- Heather Marie Sappier; grandchild- Liam Sappier; brothers- Dana Sappier, Brian Sappier, and Bert Cox Jr.; andsisters Michelle Snodgrass, and Mary Cox- Pluff.

He was preceded in death by his mother- Theresa Cecile Sappier and sister- Carol Fuller.

Victoria Sue Robinson Negron

Victoria Sue Robinson Negron, age 61, was born September 16,1953 in Warren, Ohio to Howard and Betty Ryan Robinson and passed away in Crossville, TN on May 3, 2015. She was a thorough genealogist, and enjoyed gardening, feeding the wild animals in her yard, and bird watching.

She is survived by her husband- John Negron; sons- Rick Davis, Matthew Negron and Jonathan Negron (Ericka); daughters- Jennifer Davis and Tabitha Wells (Brian); grandchildren- Melissa, Alex, Kelsey, Jordan, Tyler, Sandra, Johnathan, Dakota, Cameron, Faith, Little Ricky, Nolan, Elira, Joella, Ava May, Bryson, Cameron, and Madalyn; great grandchildren- Accalia and Haven; brother- Steven Robinson (Pat); sisters- Kathy Robinson and Terry Wagner (Richard). Victoria was preceded in death by her parents.

Her memorial service will be Saturday, May 9, 2015, at 10:30 at The Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Church in Crossville, TN.