Willazene B. Wyatt

Willazene Bruce Wyatt, age 63, was born on February 21, 1953 to Joe and Imogene Bruce in Rockwood, TN and passed away on May 19, 2016 in Crossville, TN. She was a homemaker, mother to all children who came through her door. She loved her children and grandchildren with all her heart. She enjoyed flowers and gardening.

She is survived by the father of her children- Butch Wyatt; mother- Imogene Meadows; sons- Trey, Peyton, and Ty Wyatt; daughters- Tanya Davis (Darrell), Tabby Mills (Keith), Trena Wyatt, and Amber Bruce; many children she raised as her own; grandchildren- Stephanie McCormack, Breeana Marshall, Marcus Pugh, Ashley Davis, Chase Marshall, Lexi Pugh, and Caley Davis; a great granchild- Brady Barrett and a brother- Calvin Bruce.

Willazene is preceded in death by her father- Joe Bruce; brothers- Jamie and Kenny Bruce; and sister- Debbie Bruce.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, May 22, 2016, from 5 to 8 at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home. The funeral will be held on Monday, May 23, 2016, at 1:00 with Bro. Mike Webb officiating. Burial will be in Big Lick Cemetery.

William “Shorty” Barnes

William “Shorty” Barnes, age 80, was born on May 12, 1936 in Cumberland County, TN. He passed away on May 14, 2016 in Crossville, TN.  Shorty enjoyed fishing in his spare time. He also like to tinker on things like cars, lawn mowers, four wheelers, and computers.

He is survived by his sons- William Keith Barnes (Verna), Timothy Dean Barnes (Shirley), and Tony Daryl Barnes (Sherry); grandchildren- Kelly Barnes, Timothy Barnes, Jr., Bradley Barnes, Daniel Barnes, Brandon Barnes, Niketa Marshall, and Tiffany Brown; and 13 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and his wife- Dorothy.

Family will be receiving friends on Tuesday, May 17, 2016 from 5 to 8 at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 2:00 at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home. He will be laid to rest in Crossville City Cemetery following the service.

Effie Thompson

Effie Thompson, age 79, was born on October 8, 1936 to Johnny and Margie Morris in Oliver Springs, TN and passed away on May 14, 2016 in Knoxville, TN. She was a housewife for most of her life and enjoyed sewing, quilting, going to yard sales and playing her Game Boy. She was very active in her church.

She is survived by her children- Patsy Roysdon, Carol Roysdon, Howard Thompson (Nita), Harold Thompson (Melissa), Margaret Christmas (Lynn), and Jason Thompson; 19 grandchildren and 29 great grandchildren; and sisters- Katherine Garrison, Ethel Jones and Linda Boles.

She is preceded in death by her parents, husband- Howard Thompson; daughter- Ruth Ann Bolin; grand daughter- Misty Thompson; and sister- Loretta Pelfrey.

The family will receive friends Tuesday, May 17, 2016, from 12 to 2 at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home with service to follow at 2:00. Bro Gary Howard will be officiating. The burial will be in City Cemetery.

Graci Mae Vanlandingham Monday

Graci Mae Vanlandingham Monday, age 5 mos., was born on December 16, 2015 to Terry Paul Monday and Jessica Lynn Vanlandingham. She passed away on May 11, 2016. She was a happy baby who loved looking at bright colors.

She is survived by her parents, grandparents- Tony Vanlandingham, and Terry and Janet Monday; brother- Braylon Findley; sister- Natalee Findley; aunts and uncles- Ashley Vanlandingham, Laura Vanlandingham, Josh Buck, Tony Robinson, Jonathan Robinson, Gabriel Robinson, Sierra Vanlandingham, Emma Vanlandingham, Rachel Garrett, and Bruce Monday.

She was preceded in death by her grandmother- Shelia Darlene Vanlandingham.

The family will receive friends Monday, May 16, 2016, at Redemption Church from 11 to 1 with the service following at 1:00 with Pastor Mike Ritzman officiating. Burial will be at Mayland Cemetery.

Jane Barkley Kohler

JaneKohlerJane Barkley Kohler, age 79, was born on October 12, 1936 to the late George and Agnes Campbell Hannah in Detroit, MI. She passed away at her home in Crossville, TN on May 8, 2016. Jane was a “copilot” for the gambling girls on their many trips to Tunica and other casinos, and she enjoyed playing card games. She loved spending her time quilting and scrapbooking. Jane also enjoyed baking cookies and sitting down and reading a good book.

Jane is survived by her husband- Gerald E. Kohler; son- Mark Kohler (Maria); daughters- Terri Palmer (Rob) and Lynne Smith; grandchildren- Derek, Joshua, and Loren; and sister Bette Baxter (Bill).

Jane is preceded in death by her parents; and sisters- Agnes, Susie, and Isabelle.

William Wayne Blaylock “Bill”

William Wayne Blaylock, “Bill,” age 72, was born on March 5, 1944 to the late Clarence and Vera Lee Smith Blaylock in Scottsboro, AL. He passed away in Crossville, TN on May 7, 2016. Bill enjoyed hunting and fishing. He also loved watching basketball and football games. Bill enjoyed spending his time with his grandchildren and with family at get-togethers. Scott’s Gulf was his favorite place for hunting ginseng.

Bill is survived by his daughters- Tammie Goodwin (Greg), Lisa Kerley (Lynn), and Tracy Lawson (Bryan) all of Crossville, TN; grandchildren- Tiffany, Dakota, Cierra, Kelsey, Stephanie, Karissa, and Dusty; great grandchildren- Grayton, Harbor Kate, Caden, Braxton, Raven, Jennifer, Austin, and Bella; brothers- Clarence Lee Blaylock of Salome, AZ, Eddie Blaylock, Doug Blaylock, both of Crossville, TN, and Ron Blaylock of Nashville, TN; sisters- Alice Burdett, Donna Misra of Symrna, GA, Edna Burgess, and Annette Sapp.

Bill is preceded in death by his parents- Clarence and Vera Lee Smith Blaylock; wife- Glenda Sue Hassler Blaylock; brother- Kenneth Blaylock; and sisters- Ova Caroline and Rita Burdett.

Family will be receiving friends on Tuesday, May 10 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home. A funeral service for Bill will be held on Wednesday, May 11 at 10 a.m. with Bro. Randall Dye officiating. He will be laid to rest in Thomas Springs Cemetery.

Kenneth Paul Hoffman

HoffmanKenneth Paul Hoffman passed away on May 2, 2016. He was born in Youngstown, Ohio on April 10, 1938. He was the son of Edgar W. Hoffman and Grace Ward Hoffman and step-mother Vera M. Hoffman. He was raised in Austintown, Ohio and graduated from Austintown Fitch High School in 1956 where he competed in all sports. After graduation, he attended Youngstown State University completing a BA degree in Chemistry and Biology in 1966. He was a member of the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity.

This 10 year period was interrupted due to his enlistment into the U.S. Army (1960 to 1963) where he served in the Army medical corps as a combat medic and an ambulance driver and cross trained in the various disciplines of the units medical clinic. He was stationed in Straubing, Germany, 7th Army 1st Cav Division, 11th Armored Calvary from January 1961 through June 1963 during the Cold War period. Straubing is located in southern Germany in the beautiful Bavarian countryside.

After graduating from YSU, he accepted a job in Cleveland, Ohio with Tremco, Inc. as a Research and Development chemist in product development supporting the commercial construction industry. After 6 years in the lab and during his 30 year career at Tremco, he was promoted into several technical product marketing management positions. During his time with Tremco, he was awarded two U.S. Patents for his work in the commercial construction market. In 1987, he was promoted into Tremco’s International Division as the Glazing Product Sales and Marketing manager with global responsibilities. This required extensive travel to all regions of the world developing and supporting new business opportunities primarily in major cities in the Pacific Rim, Australia, Middle East, Europe, South America, and North America until his retirement in December 1997. He was a member of the NGA (National Glass Association), AAMA (Architectural Aluminum Manufacturers Association), and ASTM (American Society for Testing Materials).

Upon his retirement he moved to Fairfield Glade, Tennessee, where he took up golf and became interested in the hobby of woodworking. He has designed and made custom furniture out of solid oak, walnut, and maple hardwoods in his workshop. Additionally, he made custom bookshelves and toy boxes for children of family members and friends to enjoy. He enjoyed following college football, especially his Buckeyes of The Ohio State University, in Columbus, Ohio.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brother Duane E. Hoffman, sister, Evelyn McCreary, stepsister Betty Lippiatt, and stepbrother Bill Lippiatt. He is survived by his son Mark S. Hoffman of College Park, Maryland, and several nephews and nieces, Kenneth, Robert, Scott, Deborah, Debi, Jodi, and James.

He opted for cremation and Crossville Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory was in charge of the arrangements. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 8:00 p.m. at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home, 2653 North Main St., Crossville, TN (931) 456-0047. In lieu of flowers, it is requested that donations be made to: Disabled American Veterans #32, 486 Sparta Drive, Crossville, TN 38555, (931) 456-5475.

Dr. James Jeffrey Monday

Dr. James Jeffrey Monday, pastor of Tansi Community Church, died on Monday, May 2nd due to complications of a stroke. Jeff never met a stranger. He was loved by both his family and numerous friends from far and wide.  He will truly be missed.

Jeff was born on April 23, 1959 in Oak Ridge, TN.  He was first and foremost a devoted follower of Jesus Christ.  He was a graduate of Johnson University, Oral Roberts University, and received his doctorate in Christian Counseling Psychology from Southwest Bible College & Seminary. Jeff knew from an early age that he wanted to serve the Lord.  He was the pastor of the Tansi Community Church for the past 20 years and served in many churches across the country both as a youth minister in the early days of his career and later on as a leader of congregations.

Jeff generously bestowed his love and support on those around him.  From the groups of young men and women he coached on the playing field, to the young couples he joined in matrimony, to the comfort he offered during hospital bedside visits, Jeff was a supportive and loving figure in the lives of many.

In addition to his love for Christ, Jeff had a lifelong love of sports and animals.  His passion for sports, which began as a young man on junior and senior high school football and basketball teams, grew as a member of his college basketball team, and continued to his recent work with the Cumberland County High School Jet football team. Jeff served as a substitute teacher in both Cumberland and Putnam Counties. He had a soft spot for rescue dogs, and he was as devoted to his pets as they were to him.

His exuberant personality made him a natural at standup comedy which he enjoyed immensely.

Jeff is survived by his parents, James Hubert and Anne Monday, sisters Kelli Monday and Wendy Monday, and his niece Kassidy Sommer of whom he was so proud.

Family will receive friends at Tansi Community Church on Friday, May 6th from 12 to 2 p.m. with service to follow at 2 p.m. with Jeff’s friend, Dr. Paul Dixon officiating.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations in honor of Dr. James Jeffrey Monday to Tansi Community Church Scholarship Fund, 2067 Craves Drive, Crossville, TN 38572 or Johnson University Scholarship Fund, 7900 Johnson Drive, Knoxville, TN 37998.

Al Colton

AlColtonAl Colton, age 91, was born June 20, 1924 to Lee and Edith Colton in Centerville, Iowa and passed away on May 1, 2016 in Crossville, TN. He enlisted in the United States Navy and served on the U.S.S. Washington BB56 in World War II. He owned Mr. Al’s Body Shop in Sturgis, SD and was very involved in the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. Al was a faithful servant to the Lord and served as Chairman of Deacons at First Baptist Church in Sturgis. He was a member of Lantana Road Baptist Church in Crossville, TN.

Al is survived by his wife of 70 years- Loretta Colton; sons- Douglas R. Colton (Barbara) and Jay D. Colton (Linda); daughter- Lynda S. Adams; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren; and sister- Dee Palmer.

He is preceded in death by his parents- Lee and Edith Proffitt Colton; sister- Twyla Phiffer; brothers- Lester and Chuck Colton; and daughter- Shelly Faber.

The family will receive friends at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home on Thursday, May 5, from 6 to 8. A graveside service will be held in Crossville City Cemetery on Friday, May 6, at 10:00 am with Pastor Scott Johnson officiating.

Dr. Thomas George Noll

NollDr. Thomas George Noll, age 77, of Crossville, formerly of Hillsdale, Michigan, passed away April 29, 2016. He was born on November 7, 1938 in Garden City, Kansas to the late Dr. Carlton Matthais and Mary Francis Noll. He graduated from Evergreen High School in Colorado in 1956. He served in the U.S. Navy as a hospital corpsman from 1956 – 1959, and then attended Northern Arizona University. After graduation in 1964, he attended Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine graduating in 1968. After completing his residency training at Riverside Hospital in Trenton, Michigan, he set up his private practice in Hillsdale, Michigan. He was certified in family medicine, geriatrics, and medical acupuncture. He was a Fellow and Certified Diplomat of the American Academy of Medical Acupuncture. He won numerous awards, yet had little regard for status. He was active in the community and served as Exalted Ruler in Elks Club from 1989 – 1990. He was on staff at Hillsdale Community Hospital from 1969 – 2001. He served as Chief of Staff from 1980 – 1982. He was Medical Director of Hillsdale County Medical Care Facility from 1989 – 2000 and was Medical Examiner of Hillsdale County from 1989 – 2001. He was also Medical Director of Myrtle House Drug & Alcohol Detox Center. He was an Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine at Michigan State University and Lincoln Memorial University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Harrogate, Tennessee. He retired from clinical practice in 2001 and moved to Crossville, Tennessee and began an Osteopathic Manipulation & Acupuncture clinic. Dr. Tom was known to his colleagues, students, and patients, many of whom became friends, as a compassionate, generous, and caring physician. He made a difference in the lives of many. His greatest passion was helping others. He was a constant encourager, and his wish for everyone was that they would find the same unconditional love which he discovered during the last years of his life’s journey.

Left to cherish his memory is his devoted wife Katherine Dunaway Noll, son Christopher & wife Taryn Noll, of LaGrange, Kentucky, daughters Lisa & husband Al Maxwell of Caramel, Indiana, Angelina & husband Damion Arthur of Crossville, Tennessee, sister Kay Ferry of Shipshewana, Indiana, brother Richard & wife Lin Noll of Hillsdale, Michigan, brother-in-law William & wife Ann Dunaway of Spartenburg, South Carolina, brother-in-law Johnny & wife Margo Dunaway of Knoxville, Tennessee, brother-in-law David & wife Susan Dunaway of LaFollette, Tennessee, sister-in-law Marie & husband Larry Meders of Jellico, Tennessee, brother-in-law Robert & wife Jean Dunaway of Crofton, Maryland, seven grandchildren, and several nieces & nephews. His family is thankful for the loving care of Dr. Pierre Berry & the staff at Wyndridge Health & Rehabilitation Center.

A memorial service celebrating his life will be held at Church B53 on Saturday, May 7, at 11 a.m. with Pastor Harold Cox officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be directed to Church B53, Believers United in Christ, Attention: Dr. Tom Memorial, 50 Woodmere Mall, Crossville, Tennessee 38555. A guestbook may be signed at www.crossville-chronicle.com.