Opal E. Davidson

Opal E. Davidson, age 76, of Crossville, TN was born on August 24, 1939 to the late Dalie and Hazel Oakes Barnett. She passed away in Crossville, TN on January 19, 2016.

Opal is survived by her husband- Charles “Ed” Davidson; son- Eddie Davidson (Lela) of Mt. Juliet, TN; daughters- Jeanette Parsons and Patsy (Sam) Sherrill of Crossville, TN and Diane Davidson of Murfreesboro, TN; grandchildren- Travis Davidson, Seth Sherrill, Kristine Hubbard, Justin Shook, Stephanie Zook, Abbi Davidson, Daniel Davidson, and Anna Davidson; brother- Daniel Barnett (Elvie); and sisters- Creshia Bond, Kathy Fenwick, Karlene Taylor, and Ava Cummins.

Opal was preceded in death by her parents.

A funeral service for Opal will be on Friday, January 22, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home with Bro. Harold Qualls officiating. Her family will be receiving family and friends prior to the service from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. She will be laid to rest in Old Forest Hill Cemetery in Crossville, TN.

James O. (Jim) Evans

James O. (Jim) Evans, 93, evansobitpicof Fairfield Glade, TN passed away peacefully at Cumberland County Medical Center on January 12 after a brief illness. Jim was born in Toledo, OH on December 14, 1922. After graduation from Central Catholic High School he proudly served his country as a member of the United States Air Force during World War II. After completing his military service he worked in a sales capacity for many companies. He finished his career working in a supervisory capacity for Pinkerton Security Company. After retirement in 1984 Jim moved to Fairfield Glade, TN where he pursued his love of the game of golf. Jim worked as a starter/ranger at the Druid Hills Country Club and was also active on the Fairfield Glade Fire Department for several years.

While in Toledo, Jim was a member of the Boulevard Church of Christ. Jim was an active member of First Baptist Church Fairfield Glade and truly enjoyed the many friendships he made at his church home.

Jim was preceded in death by his first wife Gladys and Ginny Evans who died in April of 2015. He is survived by , sons Jeff Evans (Doris), David Wolff (Sharon Sheline), Tom Wolff (Carole), daughter Vikki Seelig (Steve), grandchildren Jaclyn, Natalie, Nathan, April, Stuart, Jessica, Dustin, John and 5 great grandchildren.

The family would like to thank all the church members for the care and services they provided in the last years and request all tributes be made to First Baptist Church Fairfield Glade, PO Box 1729 Crossville TN, 38558 where a memorial service will be held at a future date. We would also like to thank the caregivers at Fairfield Glade Assisted Living for the compassionate care they provided to Jim while he was a resident.

Brenda Joyce Parrott

Brenda Joyce Parrott, age 69, was born on June 11, 1946 to the late Charles and Gladys Longmire Morris in LaFollette, TN. She passed away in Crossville, TN on January 10, 2016. Brenda loved sewing and cooking.

Brenda is survived by her husband- William R. Parrott; daughters- Virginia Parrott and Elizabeth Holley; five grandchildren; and brothers- Sam Lane Morris and Douglas Wayne Morris.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sister- Betty Gail Morris; and brothers- Donald Joe Morris and Ronald P. Morris.

Brenda’s family will be receiving friends and family on Thursday, January 14, 2016 from 12 to 2 p.m. at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home with a funeral service following visitation at 2 p.m. She will be laid to rest in Crossville City Cemetery.

James “Jim” Manuel Braden

James “Jim” Manuel Braden known to his friends as “Doc”.

On the afternoon of January 8th 2016, Jim passed away as a result of injuries received in a vehicle accident. Jim grew up in Randlett, OK. He was the son of Nila and Manuel Braden.

No stranger to hard work, Jim grew up working with his dad on their farm. He married his wife, Doris, in college and was married for 45 years. Jim served in the Navy as a Flight Surgeon and practiced medicine in Thomaston, GA as an orthopedic surgeon for 14 years. When he retired from medicine in 1998, he and Doris moved to Crossville, TN. Jim’s second career was in the stone industry where he designed saws and breakers.

Jim was a jack of all trades. He enjoyed inventing, woodworking, fishing, and planning for the next big idea. He was active in Boy Scouts and loved the outdoors. Jim was proud of his children and his grandchildren.

Jim is preceded in death by his brother, Tommy, and his father, Manuel.

Jim is survived by his mother, Nila, his wife, Doris, his sister, Joye, and his children, Jeremy, Jason, and Julie, and 5 grandchildren.

Jim’s funeral will be held at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home. Visitation is on Wednesday, January 13th from 4 to 6p.m. with services following at 6p.m.

In lieu of flowers, a collection will be held for Jim’s funeral.

Theresa Ann Marie Henry

Theresa Ann Marie Henry, age 37, was born on November 18, 1978 and passed away on January 5, 2016. Family will be receiving friends on Saturday, January 9, 2016 from 1 to 4 p.m. with a service following visitation at 4 p.m. at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home.

Elaine Maria Beckett

Elaine Maria Beckett, age 87, was born on April 28, 1928 in Staten Island, New York. She passed away on January 6, 2016 in Crossville, Tennessee. She was a master gardener and a member of the Crossville Gardening Club. Elaine was an avid bird watcher and also enjoyed bowling, golf, and playing bridge. She volunteered for several charitable organizations, including audiology testing for underprivileged children and cashiering for Habitat for Humanity. Elaine enjoyed visiting with friends and family.
Elaine is survived by her son- Terry Beckett (Martha); grandchildren- Ben Beckett (Donell), Meredeth Beckett, Michael Beckett, Carolyn Beckett, Jim Beckett, Joe Beckett, and Dana Beckett; and sister-in-law- Ann Baker.
She was preceded in death by her husband- Bob Beckett; eldest son- Peter Beckett; and brother- Tom Baker.
Elaine’s family will be receiving friends at Fairfield Glade United Methodist Church on Monday, January 11, 2016 from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. with a memorial service beginning at 2:00 p.m.

Larry Jones Smith

Larry Jones Smith, age 55, of Crossville, TN was born on August 27, 1960 to the late Henry Smith and Hattie Shilling. He passed away on Sunday, January 3, 2016 in Crossville, TN. He was a chef and had finished his EMT schooling. He was an artist and loved music and going to concerts. Larry also enjoyed traveling to the beach and cooking.

He is survived by his mother- Hattie Shilling; brother- Danny Smith (Joyce); sisters- Lisa Norris (Luther) and Patricia Rogers (Chris); and nieces and nephews- Shannon, Jason, Danielle, Zackary, Jonathan, Jessica, Jacob, and Gracie.

He was preceded in death by his father, Henry Smith.

Larry’s family will receive friends at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home on Wednesday, January 6, 2016 from 12 to 2 p.m. A funeral service will follow the visitation beginning at 2 p.m. with Butch Stapleton officiating. He will be laid to rest in Eastland Cemetery.

Jayne Conley Bailey

Jayne Conley Bailey, age 93, was born on June 5, 1922 in Cumberland, MD to the late Herbert and Gayle Alexander Conley. She passed away on December 20, 2015 at Methodist Medical Center in Oak Ridge, TN. She was a retired school teacher, who resided at Good Samaritan’s, and was active in the California Teacher’s Association. Jayne graduated in 1945 with a BA from the University of Mary Washington in Fredricksburg, VA. She was very supportive of everything her boys did in school and the sports teams they were involved in. She loved to travel the around the world and the USA. She was active in the Episcopal church and Daughters of the King. She was also a supporter of the Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts and the local little league teams.

She is survived by her sons- Bruce, Herb, and Mark; 8 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; 2 great great grandchildren; and sister- Corrine Stuart.

She was preceded in death by her parents- Herbert and Gayle Alexander Conley; brother- Herb; daughter in law- Isabelle; brother in law- Bonar Stuart; and 1 great grandchild.

A memorial service for Jayne will be held Sunday, January 10, 2016 at 9:30 a.m. at St. Raphael’s Episcopal Church in Crossville, TN with Rev. Fred Wilcoxson and Deacon JoAnn Wilcoxson officiating.


Dennis Jeremy “D.J.” Wyatt

Dennis Jeremy “D.J.” Wyatt, age 35, was born on December 1, 1980 to Dennis Wyatt and Debra Hughes Dickenson in Crossville, TN. He passed away on December 30, 2015.

D.J. is survived by his father- Dennis Wyatt; mother- Debra Hughes Dickenson (Jimmy); brother- Joshua E. Hyder (Kelly); neice- Hailey A. Hyder; grandmothers- Lela R. Wyatt and Ruth Hughes; aunts- Diane W. Barrett (Jason), Cheryl W. Threet (Keith), Elvie H. Barnett (Dan), Linda Hughes (Randy Young), Valerie H. Lee (Bret), Donna H. Sparks (Bruce), and Carol H. Stokes (Ronnie); uncles-Hubert Hughes, Jr., Vernon Hughes (Debbie), James Hughes, and Bobby Hughes (Kathy).

He was preceded in death by his grandfathers- Howard Wyatt and Hubert Hughes, Sr., aunts- Debra Wyatt Smith and Janet Hughes Davis; uncle- Larry Hughes; and cousin- Niki Bowman.

Family will receive friends on Sunday, January 3, 2016 from 12 to 2 with a funeral service following at 2 at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home with Pastor Mike Kerley officiating. He will be laid to rest in Hyder Cemetery.

Joyce Anne Limburg

Joyce Anne Limburg, age 77, was born to the late Calvin Burton and Deltia Mae Brock Smith on October 30, 1938 in Crossville, TN and passed away on December 29, 2015. She enjoyed reading her Bible, working outside in her yard and gardening.

She is survived by her daughter- Judy Sexton; son- Albert Limburg; grandchildren- Rachel, Shanna, T.J.; four great grandchildren; and sister- Irene Peterson.

She was preceded in death by her parents- Calvin and Delta Smith; brothers- Herman Smith, Edward Smith, W.B. Smith, Carl Smith; and sister- Janie Moore.

Family will receive friends on Saturday, January 2, 2016 from 11a.m. to 1p.m. at Crossville Memorial Funeral home with a service following the visitation at 1. She will be laid to rest in Pomona Cemetery.