Bonnie Howerton

Bonnie Howerton, 91, was born on February 27, 1926 in Knoxville, TN to the late Charles and Mary Gideon. She passed away on October 22, 2017.

She is survived by her daughters- Debbie McCroskey (Rodney) and Sandy Wooten; grandchildren- Cory McCroskey, Ashley Ayala, Travis Wooten, and Shane Wooten; great grandchildren- Kayla, Paige, Payton, Madison, and Austin; brother- Jerry Gideon; and sisters- Ruby Ridnour and Pauline Dyer.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband- Lawrence Howerton; and 5 siblings.

A funeral service for Bonnie will be held on Wedesday, October 25, 2017 at 2:30 p.m. She will be laid to rest in Green Acres Memory Gardens.

Marian Jean Williams

Marian Jean Williams, (80), of Crossville, TN, passed away peacefully on October 5th, 2017 at home after a long battle with cancer and COPD.

Marian Jean Williams was born in Kingston, PA to Harry S Turner and Lillian (Hopple) Turner. She was proceeded in her death by her sisters, Debra Turner, Sandra Richards, and Doris Vosburg.  Marian was married to James S. Williams who passed away in Crossville in August, 2009.

Marian worked as a bank teller and then manager for many years in PA before staying home to raise her three children.   Marian loved reading, talking with her sisters, spending time with family, and bird watching.  She also had a great interest in politics.

Marian J. Williams is survived by her son Aaron J. Williams and wife Michelle Williams, her daughter Heather (Williams) Ferragut and husband Erik M. Ferragut, and her son Jason B. Williams and wife Elizabeth Williams; her grandchildren Tiffany Aric, Amber Williams, Jacob Ferragut, Nathan Ferragut, Lila Williams, and James Williams; and her long-time caregiver and friend Jami Jones.

Family and friends gathered to celebrate her life on Thursday October 12, 2017 at the Williams home in Crossville.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to:

Breast Cancer Research Foundation, 60 East 56th Street, 8th Floor, New York, NY 10022www.bcrfcure.org    or

North American Bluebird Society (NABS), PO Box 7844, Bloomington, Indiana 47407. http://www.nabluebirdsociety.org

Patricia Ann Ursula Gentry

Patricia Ann Ursula Gentry, age 76, was born on March 15, 1941 to the late Donald and Mildred Dickson in New Haven, MI. She passed away on October 11, 2017. Patricia enjoyed playing cards with the girlfriends and lived for her 2 beloved grandchildren.

She is survived by her daughter- Jody Looper and her son-in-law David; grandchildren- David Looper, Jr. and Dawson Looper; son- Darin Gentry; and siblings- Dickson Dickson and Cheryl Geirman.

She is preceded in death by her husband- Teddy Gentry; and sister- Charlene Lesh.

In keeping with Patricia’s request, there will be no funeral services.

Larry Pete Keagle

Larry Pete Keagle, age 42, was born on November 15, 1974 to David Keagle and Linda Williams Keagle in Crossville, TN. He passed away on October 7, 2017. Larry loved to go fishing and hunting. He also enjoyed dirt track racing and farming.
He is survived by his parents- David and Linda Williams Keagle; sister- Conitta Asher and husband Ray; nieces- Ashley Barnett and husband Randall and Emily Fossey; special uncles- Sam and Rick Williams; aunt- Shirley Bradford; and several cousins and uncles.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents- Lloyd and Edith Williams and Pete and Nora Keagle.
Services for Larry will be held at a later date. He will be laid to rest in Keagle Family Cemetery in Crossville, TN.

John Rhodes, Jr.

John Rhodes, Jr., age 93, passed away on October 7, 2017. His father, John Rhodes, Sr., was a first generation Norwegian immigrant. His mother, Clara Mattson Rhodes was of Swedish descent. John loved being outside gardening and working on cars. He also enjoyed playing dominoes, reading a good book, and was notoriously known for the ultimate art of taking short naps.

He is survived by his wife- Charlotte Rhodes; sons- Darrell Rhodes (Cindy) and Donald Rhodes (Gina); daughter- Marilyn Condra (Hoyt); son-in-law- Larry Payne (Caryn); grandchildren- Krystle (Luke), Kelly, Shelly, Daniel, Donnie, step grandsons- Greg (Jackie), and Nick (Holly); and claim five great grandchildren to their family.

He is preceded in death by his parents- John, Sr. and Clara Rhodes; son- Gary Rhodes; daughter- Janet Payne; brother- Homer; and sisters- Annie, Edith, and Verna.

A memorial service for John will be held on Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 3:30 p.m. at Crossville Seventh Day Adventist Church with Pastor David Sitler officiating.

Stanley Elmo Hedgecoth

Stanley Elmo Hedgecoth was born June 20, 1931 to John Adam and Annie Kerley Hedgecoth. Stanley passed away at the age of 86 on September 26, 2017 at Life Care Center of Crossville.

Stanley was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Camilla Griffin Hedgecoth.

He is survived by his children, son- Frankie Hedgecoth (Renee’) of Pleasant Hill; daughters- Shelia Hargis (Odell), Brenda Tollett (Tim), Peggy Brown (Les), all of Crossville, and Darlene Mullins of Oliver Springs, TN; grandchildren- Dale Hargis (Tosha) of Crossville, John Hargis (Anna) of Rocky Top, TN, Stephen Hargis (Brandie), Camille Oliver (Corey), Sam Tollett (Jill), Amber Tollett, Shaun Brown (Shaunda), Melissa Brown, all of Crossville, Stacy Quinn of Cookeville, and Misty Vinson of Oliver Springs; 23 great grandchildren; 6 great great grandchildren; brother- Doug Hedgecoth (Helen) and sister Alma Griffin of Crossville; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Stanley was preceded in death by his wife Camilla Hedgecoth; parents- John Sr. and Annie Kerley Hedgecoth; brothers- John Jr. and Ernest Hedgecoth; and sisters- Irene and Barbara Hedgecoth and Cora Hall.

Family will receive friends on Friday, September 29, 2017 from 12 to 1 at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home. A funeral service for Stanley will also be held on Friday at 1. He will be laid to rest in Crossville City Cemetery.

Harliss William Fields

Harliss William Fields, 68, of Crossville, TN, passed away Monday, September 25, 2017 in his home surrounded by family and friends. He was born July 15, 1949 in Bledsoe County to the late Georgie and Christine Fields. He retired from Crossville Rubber after 30 years from the maintenance department. He was co-owner and operator of the Vandever Corner Grocery for over 24 years. He worked on the farm with is wife for almost 49  years. His hobbies included hunting, fishing, and farming.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Wanda “Becky” Fields; son- Bradley Fields (Mary Treadway); daughters- Sandra Monday (Doug Monday) and Crystal Bruce (Calvin Bruce); grandchildren- Cody Fields, Bree Monday, Whatty Monday, Cricket Monday, Brylyn Bruce, Brandi Dixon, and Bradley Bruce; and great grandchildren- Kyndall Bruce and Emory Dixon.

Family will receive friends on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 from 5 to 8 p.m. with the funeral service Thursday, September  28, 2017 at 2 p.m. with Thom Hassler officiating. He will be laid to rest in Fields Family Cemetery. Pallbearers include- Cody Fields, Bradley Fields, Calvin Bruce, Doug Monday, Bradley Bruce, and Keith Brewer, and honorary pallbearer- Brylyn Bruce.

Justin Nicholas Floyd

Justin Nicholas Floyd, age 29, was born on September 9, 1988 to Michael Abston and Jennifer Floyd Phillips in Knoxville, TN. He passed away on September 23, 2017. Justin loved to ride four wheelers, listening and playing music, and spending time with family. He also liked watching mushrooms grow with the Nonny.

He is survived by his grandparents- Ronald Floyd, Glenna Floyd Conley (Michael), and Allen Cravens; parents- Michael Abston and Jennifer Floyd Phillips (Adam); brothers- Trent and Eli Abston and Jonathan Dodson (Eagle Brother); sisters- Bethany Abston, Emilee Aytes, Kendra Stewart, Chrystal Mosley, and Brooklyn Wilson; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.

He is preceded in death by his dad- Arron Aytes; grandparents- Ted and Mary Hall, Marvin Abston, and Linda Kay Venters.

Family will receive friends on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 from 12 to 2 at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home. A funeral service for Justin will always be held on Wednesday at 2 with Bro. Bobby Floyd officiating. He will be laid to rest in Mayland Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to an account at First National Bank: Nella Shultis or Kendra Stewart for Justin Floyd’s Memory, a GoFundMe for Justin Floyd, or Crossville Memorial Funeral Home.

Mabel Sullivan

Mabel Sullivan, age 91, of Jackson, Ga, formerly of Crossville, was born on September 29, 1925 to Claude and Bertha Mathes. She passed away on September 14, 2017. Mabel loved being outside gardening. She also enjoyed playing bingo.

She is survived by her children- Shirley McCarty (Pete) of Paris, KY and Kenneth Cox (Debra) of Jackson, GA; grandchildren- Wade Bolin, Josh Cox, Brandon Cox, and Damon Cox; great grandchild- April Bolin; great great grandchild- Jesse Johnson; sister- Jewel Baisley; and brother- Claude Mathes (Sandra).

She is preceded in death by her parents- Claude and Bertha Mathes.

Family will receive friends on Monday, September 18, 2017 from 12 to 2 at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home. A funeral service for Mabel will also be held on Monday at 2. She will be laid to rest in Linary Cemetery.