Mary Ellen Whitaker McIntosh

Mary McIntosh

Mary Ellen Whitaker McIntosh was born January 17, 1945 in Quincy, IL. Her parents were the late Basil Lee Whitaker and Helen Louise Bugh Whitaker of Ewing, MO. Mary passed away February 9, 2016 in Nashville surrounded by her loving family.

Mary is survived by three children: her son Mike McIntosh, his wife Joy McIntosh and daughter Scotlyn all of Shakopee, Minnesota. Her daughter Heather McIntosh Demetra and husband Chris Demetra, their children Summer, Charlie, Katie, and Hannah. Her son Scott McIntosh and wife Mandy McIntosh all of Nashville, TN. Also, her husband of thirty-three years, Dr. Ken McIntosh of Nashville.

Surviving siblings include five brothers in Ewing, Missouri; Virgil Whitaker, John Whitaker, Dan Whitaker, Lavern Whitaker, Delane Whitaker, and Cliff Whitaker in Plano, TX. Three sisters; Madeline Trpkosh of Le Mars, Iowa, Betty Thrasher of Shelbyville, MO, and Victoria Williams-Fisher of Troy, MO. She also leaves numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

In her professional life, Mary was the successful owner of Maid For A Day Maid Service in Brentwood, TN, and later a Contract Employee with Day Zimmermann for Duke Energy in the Carolinas. However, her main role in life was that of devoted wife, mother and grandmother.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents; sisters: Virginia Leekley, Lorraine Crabill, Gloria Faye Whitaker; Brothers: Roger Whitaker, Robert Whitaker, Phillip Whitaker, and James Whitaker.

Friends and family will be received Sunday afternoon, February 14, 2016 from 2-4 p.m. at the home of Heather and Chris Demetra, 5209 Nevada Avenue, Nashville, TN 37209.

In lieu of flowers please make a charitable donation in Mary’s name to one or both of the following organizations:

The Wounded Warrior Project, 223 Rosa L. Parks Avenue #301, Nashville, TN 37203. Donations in Mary’s name can also be made by phone: 615-782-7226 or Thistle Farms Love Heals at or call 615-298-1140.

Edith Juris Schrottke

Edith Juris Schrottke died peacefully at age 75 on February 1, 2016. Beloved by Gustav, her husband of 53 years, Edith is also survived by daughter Karin Price, son-in-law David and grandsons Aaron, Adam and Alex; daughter Ellen Bogle, son-in-law Brad and grandchildren Grant, Lauren and Lindsay; sisters-in-law Rosalie Juris, Dolores Juris, Louise McDowell, Eileen Ball, Joan Slack and brother-in-law Lee Schrottke; cousin Barbara Kubik; and many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents, Edith and Stephen Juris, and beloved brothers Edward Juris and Allan Juris.

Edith loved music, especially Frank Sinatra, Abba and the Bee Gees. No one expected to win against Edith in games or trivia. The New York Times crossword puzzle was a quick task for her. Edith was an avid reader, a Broadway aficionado, and loved cross stitch and embroidery. She fiercely loved her grandchildren. Edith was proud of her New York heritage. She was once seen leaning over the bow of a dear friend’s boat, arms outstretched, singing “New York, New York.” Edith was known to have a perfect song for every situation. She loved a good healthy sun tan and swimming in the ocean. Jeopardy and Bones were favorites. Edith and Gus loved to travel, went on an African safari, cruised to Alaska, Norway, Greece, Turkey and the Caribbean and visited Scotland, Switzerland, Austria, Italy, England, Ireland and Hawaii.

Intelligent and beautiful, proud, strong and loving, Edith’s large personality was a presence. A loved one remembered, “One thing about Edie, she never did anything she didn’t want to do!” She will be remembered for her love of family, her vast intelligence and her strength.

Donations may be made to JDRF or the American Cancer Society.

Jean Geneva Larabee

Jean Geneva Larabee (Kokoruda), age 88, died February 4, 2016 in Fairfield Glade, TN. She was the daughter of John and Antoinette (Voda) Kokoruda. She was the wife of the late Keith Larabee for 61 years, and the sister of the late Terry Kokoruda of Ohio, and brother John Kokoruda of Virginia.

Surviving relatives include daughters, Jill (David) Moore of Georgia, and Beth (Rick) Poynter of Tennessee, grandchildren Chelsea Telfer, Dan McClain, and Cody McClain.

Jean was born in Pennsylvania and lived in Pittsburgh (Oakland), until her junior year of high school. She moved to Columbus, Ohio, and graduated from Ohio State University in 1950 with a B.S. degree in nursing. She worked as a registered nurse in Ohio, Illinois, and Tennessee, where she enjoyed diverse aspects of her chosen profession. She retired in 1995. A private family service will be held at a later date in Columbus, Ohio. There will be no service locally. Donations may be made to Hospice of Cumberland County, 30 East Adams St. Crossville, TN 38555.

Tommy L. Anderson

Tommy L. Anderson was born on September 21, 1937 to Dillard and Dallie Threet in Davidson, TN. She passed away on February 3, 2016 in Crossville, TN. Tommy was a caregiver. She loved being with elderly people. She was a big Elvis Presley fan.

Tommy was the wife of Donald H. Anderson who died in 2009.  She is the mother of Kenny J. Beaty, grandmother of Heather Lynn Snider and Jessica Beaty, and great grandmother of Baylee, all of Elyria, Ohio. She is also survived by her brother- James H. Threet of Pleasant Hill, TN; her sisters- Mary Warner of Florida and Marion Ward of Crossville, TN; and several nieces and nephews.

Her family will be receiving friends at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home on Saturday, February 6, 2016 from 12 to 2 p.m. with Gary Robbins officiating. A funeral service will follow visitation at 2 p.m. She will be laid to rest in Springs Chapel Cemetery.

Duard R. Madden

MaddenObitDuard R. Madden, age 88, was born on March 10, 1927 to Arthur and Ossie Madden in Evarts, Kentucky. He passed away peacefully at Cumberland Medical Center on February 1, 2016 in Crossville, Tennessee.

He is survived by his son- Mark (Jan); daughters- Becky (Dale) and Bonnie (Joseph); grandchildren- Kristy, Jeanette (Phil), Jonathon, Sarah, Joanna, Shane, Dustin, and Corbin; honorary grandchild- Matthew Patterson; and great grandchildren- Jamie, Jacob, Jesse, and Haley.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Joanna.

His family will be receiving friends on Saturday, February 6, 2016 at First Freewill Baptist Church from 10:00 to 1:00. A funeral service will follow visitation at 1:00 with Pastor Mike McCoy officiating. He will be laid to rest in Crossville City Cemetery.

Anna Timberlake

Anna Timberlake, age 69, was born September 8, 1946 to James and Dorothy Brown in Trenton, NJ and passed away in Crossville, TN on January 28, 2016. Anna worked hard for her family in several retail businesses and enjoyed going to church, painting, watching movies, going out, and keeping up with everybody’s business.

She is survived by her godson- Darnelle Samuels; sons- Archie Lee Brown and James Brown; daughters- Dorothy Jones, Shirley Brown, Annie Lee Brown, and Annette Golden; 13 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; cousin- Charles Robinson; and close friends- Esther Golden and Bertha Samuels.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and daughter Audrey Brown Palmer.

Her family will be receiving family and friends on Saturday, February 6, 2016 at Cumberland Fellowship from 1:00 to 2:00. A service will be following visitation beginning at 2:00 with Pastor Hank Jones officiating.

Mary Margaret Cottrell

Mary Margaret Cottrell, age 75, was born on December 2, 1940 to the late John and Margaret Berger in Cincinnati, OH. She passed away in Cookeville, TN on January, 26, 2016. Mary enjoyed taking care of her dog. She also loved crocheting and spending her time with others.

Mary is survived by her children- Timothy Gabriel Hannah (Rhonda); Pamela Hannah McBroom (Kevin) and Teresa Hannah Wheeler (Tracy); grandchildren- Andrew and Isaac McBroom; Hannah, Ashley, and Colby Wheeler, Tanner Groll, and Brandon (Rachel) and Bailey Schneider; and brothers- Joe (Diane) and Billy Berger.

Mary was preceded in death by her husband- Ivin Wayne Cottrell; her parents- John and Margaret; and her brother- John.

Her family will be receiving friends and family on Saturday, January 30th, 2016 at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home in Crossville, TN from 12 to 2 p.m. A funeral service will follow visitation beginning at 2 p.m. with Mike Campbell officiating. She will be laid to rest in Hyder Cemetery in Crossville, TN

Mrs. Ruth E. Dwyer

Mrs. Ruth E. Dwyer, 87, of Fairfield Glades, Tennessee, died Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee. She was born July 12, 1928 in Cincinnati, Ohio. She married Kenneth “Mick” Dwyer in 1948 and he passed away in 2007. Surviving her are the following: her son Rockne Dwyer and his wife Dianna; her son Chris Dwyer; her grandchildren: Shane and spouse Kathleen Dwyer, Ross and spouse Crystal Dwyer, Matthew Dwyer, Michael and Tara Dwyer, and Nicholas Dwyer; 6 six great grandchildren; and Ben Power, her partner. She lived much of her life in Dayton, Ohio before retiring with Mick to Fairfield Glade, Tennessee. Ruth worked at many jobs throughout her career, and her last job was as Assistant Vice President Manager, Underwriting Services for Mead Reinsurance. Ruth enjoyed people, playing bridge, golf and dancing. Services are planned for the spring.

Daisy Jewel Holt

Daisy Jewel Holt, age 98, was born on September 30, 1917 in Brotherton, TN to late Isaac and Effie Swallows. She passed away on January 21, 2016 in Crossville, TN.

She is survived by her sisters- Bertha Dillon and Bertha Abner; daughter- Gladys Marie Weismuller; granddaughter- Susan Mathis (Clark); grandsons- David Weismuller (Irene) and James Weismuller (Denise); great grandsons- Aden Mathis, C.J. Mathis, John Weismuller, Jimmy Weismuller, David Weismuller, and Robbie Parks.

She was preceded in death by her husband- James Aden Holt; son- Johnny Bruce Holt; granddaughter- Beverly Kaye Sherill; parents- Isaac and Effie Swallows; brothers- Carl, Haskel, Clinton, Benton, and Clarence; and sisters- Buelah Boatman and Myrtle Carter.

Family will be receiving family and friends on Sunday, January 21, 2016 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home. A funeral service will follow visitation at 2 p.m. with Pastor Louis Davis and Pastor Jerry Mayo officiating. She will be laid to rest in Green Acres Memory Gardens at a later date.

Danny Joe Keyes

Danny Joe Keyes, age 61, formerly of Crossville, TN was born on November 20, 1954 to the late Charles and Helen Burke Keyes. He passed away on January 17, 2016 in Florida City, Florida.

He is survived by his daughter- Renee Barnes; grandchildren- Alyssa and Ethan; and brothers- Kenneth R. Keyes and Jeff Keyes.

He was preceded in death by his parents- Charles and Helen Keyes; and brothers- George Ronald Keyes, Charles Leroy Keyes, and Dale Keyes.

Family will be receiving friends on Saturday, January 23, 2016 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home. A funeral service will also be held at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home on Saturday beginning at 3 p.m. officiated by Pastor Freddy Melton. He will be laid to rest in Green Acres Memory Gardens at a later date.