George Glenn Ridner

George Glenn Ridner, 58, of Crossville, TN passed away on November 1, 2014 at Cumberland Medical Center. Family will receive friends on Wednesday, November 5, 2014 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home. Funeral service will follow at 1:00 with Hank Jones officiating. Burial will be in Eastland Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Trevor Martin, Billy Dodson, Robert Netherton, and Preston Clark.

George was born on March 5, 1956 in Dayton, Ohio to George Glenn Ridner, Sr. and Lue Shifflett Ridner Mau. He is survived by wife: Lisa Miller Ridner of Crossville, TN; son: Charles Ridner (Stephanie) of AL; daughter: Angela Netherton; grandchildren: James, Mary and Damien Ridner, Trevor and Mercedez Martin and Jayden Netherton; sisters: Chris Thomas of OH, Jewell Ridner of TN, Betty Calderon of MI, and Melanie Shifflett Ridner Warner of IN; mother-in-law: Shirley Dayten; host of Nieces and Nephews. He is missed by his two cats, Poodoo and Kikidee. He was preceded in death by parents; and brother: Donald Tudor.

Anna Mae Hill

Anna Mae Hill, 78, of Crossville, TN passed away on November 1, 2014 at Cumberland House. Family will receive friends on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held at 7:00 pm with Mark Bass and Paul Hoyd officiating. Burial will be on Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at 10:00 am at Crossville City Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Rusty Hill, Tommy Waltman, Rick Godsey, Jason Whittenburg, Gary Hedgecoth, and Kenny Smith. In lieu of flowers please make donations to Hospice of Cumberland County.

Anna was born on December 14, 1935 in Crossville, TN to Richard and Mary Edith Davidson Dyal. She enjoyed painting, sewing, working in her flower gardens, sports, and cooking. Most of all Anna loved spending time with family and friends.

Anna is survived by brother: Danny Nichols of Centralia, IL; sister: Frances Nichols of Crossville, TN; daughters: Dana Godsey (Rick), Joan Waltman (Tommy), and Teri Hill all of Crossville, TN; son: Rusty Hill of Atlanta, GA; five grandchildren. She was preceded in death by parents: Richard and Mary Edith Davidson Dyal; husband: Marvin C. Hill; sister: Sadie Hedgecoth.

Noella Renee Westman

Renee bookmarkNoella Renee Westman, age 55, was born on August 14, 1959 in Fairfield, California to Joseph Emmitt and Bonnie Voncile Ward Silcox and passed away on October 28, 2014 in Montrose, Colorado. She worked in customer service for David C Cook in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Renee loved being a mother and as she grew older her grandchildren became her life. She was an adventurous lady that enjoyed the outdoors, with snowshoeing, hiking, kayaking and swimming being at the top of her list.

Renee is survived by her children- Jason Westman (Kris) of PA, Laura Hawks (Michael) of Montrose, CO, Robert Westman (Kristin) of Colorado Springs, CO, and Paul Westman of PA; grand children- Kayla, Brandon, Andrew, Kara, Jacob, Joshua, and Lilianna; parents- Joe and Bonnie Silcox; brothers- Joe and Daniel Silcox; and sisters- Rebekah Bell and Lydia Silcox.

Her memorial service will be held in the chapel of David C Cook in Colorado Springs, CO on Saturday, November 1, 2014 at 4:00 PM with Pastor Jeff Anderson officiating.

Albert B. Wyatt

Albert B. Wyatt, 74, of Crossville, TN passed away on October 26, 2014. He was born September 4, 1940, one of 12 children; son of Walter and Gladys Wyatt. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers: Robert and George Wyatt; sister: Eula Walker; granddaughter: Britney Nicole Wyatt.

Albert is survived by his wife of 54 years Janie Farris Wyatt; son: Bert Wyatt (Pam); granddaughter Cassie and grandson Brandon; brothers: Tom, Alfred, and Ronnie; sisters: Mary, Edna, Myrtle, Vivian, and Jenny; lots of Nieces and Nephews.

Albert was a retired city equipment operator. He loved the outdoors, especially hunting and riding four-wheelers. He enjoyed doing anything to get to spend time with his grandchildren.

Family will receive friends on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home. Funeral service will be on Thursday, October 30, at 2:00 pm with Pastor Mike McCoy officiating. Burial will follow in Oaklawn Cemetery at Pomona.

Ruth Franzenburg Koepke

KoepkeRuth F. Koepke, 92, of Fairfield Glade, TN, formerly Plymouth, MI, died Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at Good Samaritan Society. Ruth was born May 8, 1922 in Ceylon, Minnesota, to Paul (an immigrant from Germany) and Bertha Beck Franzenburg (widowed mother of three, James, Hubert and Maxine Watkins Paisley). Paul and Bertha had five children: Paul Jr., Jean (Belz), Ruth, Wilhemina “Billie” (Katzenmeyer) and Collyn (Schmidt). Collyn of Lookout Mountain, Ga.,
survives Ruth. At the age of 16, Ruth experienced the untimely death of her mother.
The Franzenburgs settled in Conrad, Iowa after many moves during the Great Depression. Ruth was a 1939 graduate of Conrad High School, and 1943 graduate of University of Iowa. Ruth enlisted in the United States Army and served her country during World War II as a physical therapist. She received her training at Army-Navy General Hospital in Hot Springs, Arkansas and was assigned, as a Second Lieutenant, to Mayo General Hospital in Galesburg, Illinois where
she met her husband and dancing partner of 69 years, Russell Charles Koepke of Chicago, Illinois.

After 4 months of courtship, Ruth and Russ were married March 17, 1945. Russ, 97, survives his wife, Ruth. Following their discharge from the Army, they relocated to Chicago, Illinois and had eight children – Paula, San Francisco, CA, Peter (Mhairi) Cold Spring, NY, Thomas (Deborah), Stanton, MI, William (died 2010), Jane Cartwright (Jack) Seaside, OR , Kathryn (John Osburn),
Portland, OR, Elizabeth Jamo (James) East Lansing, MI, Christopher (Elizabeth Clark) Eldersburg, MD and grandchildren Elena, Cristina, Ross, Benjamin, Jaclyn, Katie Jane, Claire, Maya and Gavin. Ruth (Granny) is remembered as a strong, dependable, loving, warm, caring, and courageousindividual. She was wonderfully calm and practical during their children’s developmental years and fostered independence. She listened intently, was a great conversationalist and cherished
heartfelt giggles. She loved the joy of music. Ruth and Russ welcomed many into their home. She loved connecting people from all walks of life. Russ once wrote, “Ruth is a mountain of support and with her warmth, charm and out stretched arms she has conquered all.”

Ruth and Russ enjoyed dancing, worldwide travels, community service, vacationing at Torch Lake and spending time with family and friends. While living in Plymouth, MI, Ruth was awarded the Ford Citizen of the Year in 1966 for her outstanding civic service by serving the community working with the Girl Scouts, providing leadership as the Vice President of the Christian Family Movement, promoting and advocating for civil rights as a member of the
Assembly for Human Relations, supporting and campaigning member of the Democratic Party, canvassing for the Mothers’ March of Dimes, participating in the University Women’s Club, and serving as a Eucharistic Minister in the Catholic Church. She was also very active with a foreign exchange student program by becoming a host family for several students. Years later, she
received Tennessee Titans Quarterback Award for her many years of service to Hospice of Cumberland County. Ruth was also employed as a physical therapist and provided therapy to many children with developmental and physical disabilities in Michigan through various schooldistricts and programs.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, November 15th at 11:00 a.m., at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 7503 Peavine Road, Fairfield Glade, TN 38558. Memorial Contributions in Ruth’s memory may be made to Hospice of Cumberland County or Southern Poverty Law Center. A luncheon has been planned at the church following the committal service in St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church columbarium. The family wishes to thank the wonderful staff
of the Good Samaritan Society, Fairfield Glade, TN for their outstanding care.
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Address and Websites for Memorial Donations
Hospice of Cumberland County                                Southern Poverty Law Center
30 E Adams St.                                                         400 Washington Ave.
Crossville, TN 38555                                                Montgomery, AL 36104
http://www.cumberlandhospice.com/                         http://www.splcenter.org/

Rocky Darrell Davenport

Rocky Darrell Davenport, 53, of Crossville, TN passed away on October 11, 2014 at Jamestown Regional Medical Center. A grave side service will be held on Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 1:00 pm at Fredonia Cemetery. Bro. Wayne Matthews will be officiating.

Rocky was born on June 25, 1961 in Crossville, TN to Charlie James and Dorothy Jean Keck Davenport. He was employed as a truck driver, and enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Rocky is survived by grandmother: Elizabeth Keck; daughter: April Barker (Bobby); son: Rocky Davenport, Jr. (Sabrina); grandchildren: Cole, Gabe, and Emma Newcome; brothers: Stoney, Jason Davenport; sister: Ruth Faulkner. He was preceded in death by parents: Charlie and Dorothy Davenport; daughter: Tiffany Davenport.

Dillard Woody

Dillard Woody, 74, of Crossville, TN passed away on October 10, 2014 at Cumberland House. Family will receive friends on Monday, October 13, 2014 from 12:00 to 2:00 pm at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home. Funeral Service will follow at 2:00 pm with Pastor Donald Wattenbarger officiating. Burial will be in Bowman Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Ray Bowman, Charles Dixon, James Cox, David Wilson, William Woody, and James Johnson.

Dillard was born on May 22, 1940 in Cumberland County, TN to Lloyd Nelson and Gladys Avo [Keith] Woody. Dillard had a love for all kinds of gardening, enjoyed playing his Game Boy, collecting stamps, and watching Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy.

Dillard is survived by brothers: James Woody, Don Woody, and Carl Woody; sister: Mildred Dunbar; special nephew: William Woody; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by parents; Lloyd Nelson and Gladys Woody; brothers: Nelson, and William Roy.

Cora Gladys Kelly

Aunt GladysroundcroppedCora Gladys Kelly, 96, of Crossville, TN passed away on October 8, 2014 at Cumberland House. Family will receive friends on Friday, October 10, 2014 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held on Saturday, October 11, at 10:00 am with Minister Sammy Webb officiating. Burial will follow in Leffle Webb Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Doyle Burgess, Brady Burgess, Billy Chastain, Bobby Chastain, Gary Rohraff and Dusty Doris.

Cora was born on November 9, 1917 in Crossville, TN to James Leffle and Mary Lou Myers Webb. Before retiring she worked for Chrysler. Cora enjoyed crocheting.

Cora is survived by: nephews: Leon Webb, Sammy Webb, Frank Webb, Jimmy Webb, Bobby Chastain, Billy Chastain, Gary Rohraff, Mike Doris, and Dennis Doris; nieces: Patricia Messina, Pamela Chastain, and Joyce Solor. She was preceded in death by parents James and Mary Lou Webb; son: Billy Charles Kelly, brothers: Albert Webb, Oscar Webb, and Paul Webb; sisters: Helen Webb and Evelyn Webb.

Wanda Lee O’Dell

Wanda Lee O’dell, 89, of Crossville, TN passed away on October 8, 2014 at Life Care Center of Crossville. Family will receive friends on Saturday, October 11, 2014 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home.

Wanda was born on September 30, 1925 in Beach Bottom, WV to Robert Alsmer and Georgianna [Tout] Stuart. Before retiring she worked as an office manager in the retail business. Wanda enjoyed crocheting, wrote poetry, and won a scholarship to go to Chicago Conservatory of Music.

Wanda is survived by husband of 64 ½ years: Forest O’Dell; sons: Steven O’Dell, and Kevin O’Dell (Julie); daughter: Cathy Trippel (Eugene); grandchildren: Adriel, Trevor, Joy, Quinn, Alma, Jeremy, Steven Andrew, Kevin, Jr., Katy, Halle, Jessica, and Nick; sixteen great grandchildren; sister: Sandy Wetzel. She was preceded in death by parents Robert and Georgianna Stuart; brothers: Robert and James Stuart; daughter-in-law: Nancy O’Dell.

Wanda Gail Smith

Wanda Gail Smith, 74, of Crossville, TN passed away on October 5, 2014 at Cumberland Medical Center. Wanda was born on August 24, 1940 in Crossville, TN to John H. and Vencie Odesty Conley Welch. She is survived by grandson: Urian Derieux of AL.