Debra Jean Sherrill

Debra SherrillDebra Jean Sherrill, 58, of Crossville, TN passed away on April 6, 2014 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Family will receive friends on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home. Funeral Service will follow at 3 with Preacher Johnny Goldston officiating. Burial will follow in Haley’s Grove Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Sean Peak, Johnathan Young, Justin Peak, Kameron Peak, Devin Sherrill, Cody Owens, and Tony Wilson.

Debra was born on August 12, 1955 in Crossville, TN. She enjoyed going to yard sales, running around with family, and playing cards, especially Bingo. She loved her Shitzu, Precious. Debra was raised in Haley’s Baptist Church and spent her latter years at Emmanuel Baptist Church.

Debra is survived by: Mother: Betty Jean Miller; Father B J Davidson; Love of her life: Curtis Lee Butler; sons: Richard Lynn Sherrill, Daniel Paul Sherrill; daughter: Missy Ann Peak (Mitchell Sean); grandchildren: Justin, Kameron, Shawna, Devin, Lacy, Tiffany, Summer, Lucas, Logan, Taylor, Kayla, Nathan, Trevor, Melissa, Will, Michael, and Daniel; one great grandchild: Ezekiel; brothers: Gary Lynn Davidson (Dale), Paul Leslie Davidson, Jerry Ingram, Scotty Ingram, sisters: Linda Gail Sherrill (Willard), Sheila Rose Yates(Dan Alcorn). She was preceded in death by sons: Michael Eugene Sherrill, Kenneth Leslie Sherrill, one great grandchild.

Gary Dean Harper

Gary Dean Harper, age 68, was born on May 9, 1945 to Ercie and Mildred Harper in Centertown, KY and was given his Corvette in Heaven on April 4, 2014. He enjoyed golfing, fishing, hunting and gardening. He was also well versed in old cars and loved drag racing. In 2006, he retired as a truck driver from Inland Steel/Arcelor Mittal, East Chicago, IN after working with many great friends. Gary was a kind hearted person, well known for his huge heart, with the special gift of giving.

He is survived by his wife- Joanne Wiles Harper; sons- Gary R. Harper and Sue, Eric D. Harper; daughter- Robin D. Krueger; canine daughter: Zooters; grandchildren- Donovan, Nik, and Kaitlyn; brother- Larry Harper and Joann; sister- Glenda Sue Gregory and Jerry; Brother-in-law/sister-in-law Tom & Diane Pollock; longtime friend/family: Larry Robinson.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 from 5 to 8 pm at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home. The funeral service will be Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at 10:00am with burial to follow in Green Acres.



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 .