Shelly Alice Norris Keating

Shelly Keating, age 71, was born on September 2, 1942 to Joseph and Unis Norris in Doeville, KY and passed away on April 4, 2014 in Crossville, TN. She was a housewife who loved cooking, volunteering in her church and loved to sit with people in their time of need. She was a happy person with a entrepreneurial spirit and enjoyed having her hands in a little bit of everything that helped others.

She is survived by her husband- William J. Keating; sons- Timothy and Joseph Keating; daughters- Robin Carter, Denise Keating, Rhonda Michini, and Wendy Campbell; grandchildren- Nicole, Jonathan, William, Isaac, Jason, Timothy, Joseph, Christopher, Tabitha, and Miranda; eight great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and a best friend- Laura Pruett.

She is preceded in death by her parents- Joseph Franklin Norris and Unis Hester Powell Norris; brothers- Frank Norris and GA Pleasant; sisters- Francis Sue Campbell, Helen Clark Grindstaff, Sylvia Profitt, Cora June Hartley, Rosa Hodge and Christy.

There will be a graveside service on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at 1:00 at Pomona Cemetery.

Larry Lane Norton

Larry Lane Norton, 77, of Crossville, TN passed away on April 2, 2014 at Cumberland Medical Center. He was born on July 26, 1936 in Indianapolis, Indiana to Paul A. and Elma McGrath Norton.  Larry served in the United States Air Force, worked as a painter. He owned his own business, “Norton Decorating” which was highly successful in Franklin, In., before he retired to Tn. He was also an artist, he did many commissioned paintings, one titled, “The Schoolteacher” still hangs in Webb School.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday April 12, 2014 at 4:00 pm at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Crossville, TN. In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Norton family in care of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Franklin, IN.

Larry is survived by his wife: Vesta Orr Norton; sons: Jeff Norton (Cindy), and Kevin Norton; daughters: Norma Norton Averso (Brian), Jennifer Norton Robbins (Edward), Kathy Norton Rivera, and Beth Norton Beadle; 11 grandchildren: Melissa Norton, Ashley Norton, Nick Norton, Randelle Averso, Dylan Averso, Joseph Rivera, Danielle Rivera, Amber Beadle, Devin Beadle, Natasha Robbins, and Kaycee Robbins; seven great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, twin brother, two grandsons, and one great grandson.


John A. (Jack) Lewthwaite

John A. (Jack) Lewthwaite, 79, of Crossville, TN passed away on March 30, 2014 at his home. Family will receive friends on Tuesday April 1, 2014 from 5:00 to 9:00 pm at First Freewill Baptist Church. Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday April 2, 2014 at 1:00 pm at First Freewill Baptist Church with Mike McCoy officiating. Burial will follow in Green Acres Memory Gardens.

John was born on November 27, 1934 in Port Huron, MI to James and Alice Doan Lewthwaite. He enjoyed woodworking, helping with church construction and projects. John enjoyed taking God’s gifts and helping others. His greatest enjoyment was spending time with his great grandchildren.

John is survived by wife Earlene Bowman Lewthwaite; step-sons: Robert Pugh (Rosie), Bruce Pugh; step-daughter: Nadene Golliher (Dennis); Grandchildren: Monte Garrett (Michelle), Eric Garrett (Tonya), Jeremy Garrett (Rachel), Travis Pugh (Misty), Jason Pugh (Betsy), Lance Criswell (Natalie), Tammy Begley Jerry Hendrixson; Great grandchildren: Brandon Garrett, Hunter Garrett, Chase Hill, Case Hill, Caleb Hill, Caigan Hill, Kelvin Pugh, Mason Pugh, Gabe Garrett, Michael Melton, Kelsey Garrett, Leara Garrett,  Kailey Pugh.and Leslie Garrett; and Great Great grandchild: Carson Pugh.

He was preceded in death by his parents: James and Alice Doan Lewthwaite, first wife: Etta Lewthwaite, daughter-in-law Gail Pugh, brothers: William, Gerald, James, Bob, and Tom Lewthwaite.

Norman Woodruff Wells

Norman Woodruff Wells, 77, of Crossville, TN passed away on March 30, 2014 at Wyndridge Health and Rehab Center. He was born on October 27, 1936 in Port Chester, NY to Norman Woodruff Wells and Mary Alice Goodwin Wells.  Norman served in the United States Navy and United States Air Force.

He is survived by his wife Theresa Harnisch Wells.

Philip R. Hunter, Jr.

Phil HunterPhilip R. Hunter, Jr.

June 13, 1931—March 29, 2014

After a 5 year battle with cancer, Philip R. Hunter, Jr., age 82, went to be with his Beloved Savior. He was at home surrounded by his wife of 61 years, his children and his grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at Central Baptist Church on Tuesday, April 1, 2014. Viewing will be held from 10:00 a.m.—11 a.m., with funeral services following at 11:00 a.m. Burial will be at City Cemetery following the service. Crossville Memorial is in charge of arrangements.

Phil was a retired Navy Chief Petty Officer followed by a career in government for Naval Aviation Service Unit (NAESU). He and Fran traveled extensively, but mostly enjoyed spending time with family and friends.

For the last 26 years as members of Central Baptist Church, their lives revolved around serving others and watching the church grow.

Phil is survived by his wife Fran, daughter Vicki Carlson (Worth) of Crossville; daughter Lyssa Hunter Perry (Andy) of Bristol, Tenn., grandchildren Cameron, Kendrick, Kolbe and Karah Perry; son Steven Hunter of Berryville, Ark., grandchildren Erin Hunter (US Coast Guard, Seattle, Wash.), Keith Hunter (Jamy) of Fayetteville, Ark., and great-grandchildren Bailey and Kali Hunter; sister Pam Dyerson of San Diego, Calif., and many nieces and nephews.

Phil was preceded in death by his father Philip R. Hunter, Sr., his mother Marguerite DiPiero, and sister Marty Gaboury.


Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Cumberland County, 30 East Adams St., Crossville or Central Baptist Church Youth Program, Crossville.






Marc Andrew Hafner

Marc Andrew Hafner, age 51, was born on September 14, 1962 in Cincinnati, Ohio to William and Myrtle Hafner and passed away March 28, 2014 in Crossville, TN. He was a Maintenance Supervisor at Flowers Bakery. Music, however, was his life! He enjoyed singing and playing. He could play anything he put his hands on but specialized in the guitar, drums, and keyboard. He played in a band called Lickity Split.

He is survived by his mother- Myrtle Ann Moniz Hafner; wife- April Curtis Hafner; son- Marc Andrew Hafner and Elizabeth; daughters- Maile Brooks and Benjamin, Ioana Hafner and Aaron; grandchildren- Brandon Hafner, Brittany Hafner, and Lucas Brooks; brothers- William P., Michael, Robert, Charles, and Harold Hafner; sisters- Margaret Ann and Melissa Bodley.

Marc is preceded in death by his father- William P. Hafner.

A memorial service will take place Thursday, April 3, 2014, at 1:00 pm at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc.

Lisa Diane McNeal Barnwell

Lisa was born on September 16, 1963 to Boyd and Gladys McNeal. She went home to be with her Lord on March 27, 2014. Lisa was of Baptist Faith and a homemaker. She had a passion for the Native American Culture; she was very compassionate and put others before herself. She loved the Lord and let everyone that she talked to know that the Lord loved them. Lisa was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, and aunt.

Family will receive friends on Sunday, March 30, 2014 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home. The funeral service will follow at 3 with Pastor Mike McCoy officiating. Burial will be in Haley Grove Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jesse and Charles Bolles, Paul and Will Gunter, David Flynn, Zack Barnwell, Danny Gunter and Steven McNeal.

Lisa is survived by: Husband: John Ed Barnwell; Children: Steven Dewayne Gibson (Becky), Jamie Marie Gibson (David Flynn), Zack Barnwell (Michella), Tausha Nesbit (Chad); Grandchildren: Skyler and Isaac Threet, Makaley, Tyler, Baylee and Adrian Gibson,  Akaisha, Will, Alayna, and Zack Flynn, Ethan, Gavin & Bravin Barnwell, Cameron, Jacob & Morgan Nesbit; Parents: Boyd and Gladys McNeal; Sisters: Kathy Bolles (Charlie), Edie Gunter (Danny), Arlene McNeal, and Sylvia Lewis (Tracy); Brothers: Steve McNeal (Nova), Leslie McNeal (Edna), and Timothy McNeal (Joanie); Many Nieces, Nephews, Aunts, Uncles, and Cousins.  She was preceded In Death by; Granddaughter: Hailey Marie; Grandparents: Sumler and Alma Allred, JB and Mary Alice McNeal; Aunt: Ruth Moles; Uncles: Bill Allred, Charles and Doug McNeal; Great Nephew Briant McNeal .

Gary Wayne Bruce

Gary Wayne Bruce “Butter Bean”, age 55, was born on October 12, 1958 to Wilker and Anna Jean Bruce in Berea, OH. He passed away on March 21, 2014 in Crossville, TN. Gary was a carpenter and enjoyed fishing and motorcycles. He loved hanging out with his buddies.

Gary is survived by his father- Wilker Bruce; son- William Lee Bruce; brothers- Wilker Shane Bruce, Tommy Shawn Bruce, and Timmy Eric Bruce.

He was preceded in death by his mother- Anna Jean Wright Bruce and sister- Patricia Susan Bruce.

The family will receive friends on Monday, March 24, 2014, from 5 to 9 pm at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home. The funeral service will be Tuesday, March 25, 2014, at 2:00 pm with burial to follow in Big Lick Cemetery.

William Ronald Dyer

William Ronald Dyer, 65, of Crossville, TN passed away on March 19, 2014 at Cumberland Medical Center. Family will receive friends on Saturday March 22, 2014 at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home from 1:00 to 3:00 pm with the funeral service to follow at 3 with Dan Hively officiating. Burial will follow at Green Acres Memory Gardens. Pall bearers will be Jeff Dyer, Edd Dyer, Jay Filburn, Jerry Dyer, Jason Dyer, Larry Dyer, and Mark Daniel. Honor Guard will provide full Military Honors.

Ron was born on April 14, 1948 in Clifty, TN to Roy Edward Dyer, Sr. and Mabel Lewis Dyer. Ron was proud to be a Vietnam Veteran he served in the United State Marines, then worked in construction.

Ron is survived by Mother : Mabel  Lewis Dyer; Fiancé’: Barbara Brown of Crossville, TN; Sons: Jason Dyer and wife Melissa, Jeff Dyer and wife Amanda, Jay Filburn and fiancé’ Ashley all of Crossville, TN; Daughters: Jill Green and husband Craig of Knoxville, TN; Darla Ardziejewski and husband Tom of Clarkrange, TN Grandchildren: Jake Green, Duncan Green, Jace Dyer, Lucas Dyer, Beau Dyer, Bailey Dyer, Jayna Filburn, Alex LaRue, and Vinnie Ardziejewski; Brothers: Edd Dyer (Mae), Jerry Dyer, Larry Dyer (Rosalee). He was preceded in death by Father: Roy Edward Dyer, Sr. and Sister: Ora Lee Caulkins.

Patti Linn Drake

Patti DrakePatti Linn Drake, 88, of Pleasant Hill, TN passed away on March 15, 2014 at Wharton Nursing Home. She was born on June 25, 1925 in Cincinnati, Ohio to John and Mildred Thyra Linn. A memorial service will be held on Friday, March 21, 2014 at St. Raphael’s Episcopal Church at 2:00 pm. Patti will be laid to rest in Woodland Cemetery in Dayton, Ohio at a later date.

Patti was educated in art at the Art Academy of Cincinnati graduated in 1945 with a diploma, University of Cincinnati graduated in 1946 with a degree, Rosewood Art Center of Kettering and many workshops. Cuisine Dieppe, France in 1973.

She has had a long career in all facets of Commercial advertising, promotion and design, mainly in the fashion field.

Her paintings have hung in several galleries including the Oak Ridge Art Center, Fairfield Art Guild Gallery, and Crossville City Hall. Her painting of KOI was featured in the national magazine KOI USA.

In addition to her painting, she was also a writer and had published a chapbook of poetry with illustrations by herself.

She has taught at Sinclair Community College and given seminars on the empowerment of women in Dayton, Ohio; and art appreciation to local groups.

Patti was a retired consumer products company executive; married Melvin Richard Drake on September 15, 1953. They had one child, Julie Ann Daniel.

Patti was a fashion copy writer Mables, Cincinnati from 1938 to 1945; jewelry designer for Wadsworth Company in Dayton, KY from 1945 to 1951; fashion art director at H&S Pogue Company in Cincinnati from 1951 to 1955; art director in the classified Cincinnati Enquirer from 1955 to 1960; Vice President of fashion promotions Donenfelds, Dayton, OH from 1965 to 1995; was a resident and art seminar instructor in Fairfield Glade, TN.