Revd. Richard Pumphrey

The sudden death of the Revd. Richard Pumphrey as a result of injuries sustained in a car accident has deprived the Apostolic Episcopal Church of one of her most effective priests.

Charles Richard Pumphrey was born in 1947 in Evansville, Indiana. Strongly traditionalist in his beliefs, his advocacy of traditional Anglicanism was of a piece with a worldview that he saw as defending a threatened Western civilization. He graduated with an Associate of Arts degree with a major in Bible from Freed Hardeman College in 1967 and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education and History from David Lipscomb College, Tennessee, in 1969, also studying for a year at Memphis Theological Seminary. In 2003 he received the degree of Master of Theology in Pastoral Counseling from Campbellsville University, Kentucky.

Faced with the modernist changes in the Anglican Communion that became particularly visible towards the end of the twentieth-century, he initially joined the Orthodox Anglican Church. This church was founded as the Episcopal Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of America by Episcopalians in 1963, and was not originally a “continuing Anglican” body, but in 1999 a decision was taken that it would orientate itself to a greater extent with the Continuum, with its name changing to the Orthodox Anglican Church in 2005. He was ordained deacon in 2001 and priest in 2002 by that church’s presiding bishop, the Most Revd. Scott McLaughlin. In 2002, he received the degree of Master of Arts in Biblical Studies from St Andrew’s Theological College and Seminary of the Orthodox Anglican Church, and then served that seminary as a professor between 2002 and 2008. He also undertook pastoral charges as associate priest of Holy Apostles, a Bolivian ministry in Elizabethtown, Kentucky (2004-06), and student chaplain to Ephraim McDowell Memorial Hospital in Danville, Kentucky (2003). He also served as chaplain to his local fire department for several years.

In secular life, he worked in the field of insurance, and was latterly Senior Field Representative for the Pennsylvania Lumbermens Mutual Insurance Company.

In April 2008, faced with declining opportunities for ministry in the OAC, he was received into the Anglican Catholic Church, one of the Continuing Anglican churches that derived from the 1977 Congress of St Louis, and was inducted as celebrant at All Saints, Soddy-Daisy, Tennessee. He was advanced to Rector of that church in May 2010.

Later that year, he became interested in the opportunities for ministry in the Ecclesia Apostolica Divinorum Mysteriorum, a new communion of the Apostolic Episcopal Church that had been formed with a specific mission towards the inner and contemplative traditions. He was received by incardination into EADM from the ACC in December 2010 and subsequently licensed as a priest in the Apostolic Episcopal Church in February 2015. He was further admitted to membership in the First Class of the Order of Antioch and to membership of the Order of Corporate Reunion.

He was married five times, lastly in 2012 to Tricia, who survives him. Their marriage was close and resulted in a loving home life. One interest they shared was the raising of chickens. By his first marriage he had two daughters, Jennifer and Rebecca, and with his fourth wife he adopted Stephanie. He was also a foster parent and between 2002-07 he served as Chairman of the Washington and Marion County, Kentucky, Foster Care Review Board and as a member of the Interested Party Review Board.

Richard Pumphrey was passionate about making a difference to the world around him. He was politically engaged in what he believed was a struggle for the survival of Western civilization and the Christian values that were at its heart. He advocated for the American Freedom Party and, via social media, was a frequent commentator on political and social issues. In all of this, he avoided any suggestion of bigotry or hatred and grounded his commentary in sound religious principle, careful research and a genuine regard for his community. He also displayed a sense of humour that made his writings accessible and invited others to share his world and the deeply-held values that illuminated it. One of the most significant roles that he took on was as a mentor to young people interested in Traditional Anglicanism.

Our thoughts and prayers at this time are with his widow Tricia and his family.

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Wanda J. Cox

Wanda J. Cox, age 70, was born on August 26, 1947 in Lancing, TN to Mirtie and Helen McCoy,  and passed away at home on September 3, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. Wanda lit up the world with her smile and kindness. Her favorite place to be was with her family, whether it be traveling, playing games, or just relaxing on the back porch looking at the beautiful view. She also enjoyed and excelled at cooking, tending to her flowers, and loved spending time feeding the fish in her pond.

She is survived by her husband- Donald Cox; daughter- Sherrie Cox Walker (Avery); son- Phil Cox (Valorie); very special grand daughter- Kelli Tipton (David Alberson); step grandchildren- Harley Walker and Steven Douglas; sister- Brenda Wing; brother- Archie McCoy; Special Sister-in-law- Donna Parham; best friend- Carolyn Lindsey, and many special nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents- Mirtie Homer McCoy and Helen Grace Howard McCoy and brother- Paul McCoy.

The family will receive friends Wednesday, September 6, 2017, at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home from 12 to 2 with the service to follow at 2. Bro. Roy Langley will officiate and burial will be in Green Acres Cemetery.

Phyllis Virginia Swartzlander

Phyllis Virginia Swartzlander (née McDaniel) of Crossville, TN was born on February 5, 1942 and passed away on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at the age of 75.

Phyllis had a successful career as an Accounting Manager and had a lifelong love of reading. After retirement, she enjoyed spending time with her husband and friends exploring Tennessee, worshipping at church, and working in her garden. She was strong and independent, and ensured her children were raised with these qualities.

Phyllis is survived by her husband, Joseph E. Swartzlander II, and children, Michael T. Logan, Joseph E. Swartzlander III, Heather K. Swartzlander, Kevin T. Swartzlander, Monica J. Swartzlander, and two daughters-in-law, Michelle Swartzlander and Kylara Swartzlander. She is also survived by her brothers, A.R. McDaniel, David Winkler, and Charles Winkler.

Phyllis was proceeded in death by her mother, Olivia M. Inman, father, Ray A. McDaniel, and stepfather, Eddie Spurgeon.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, September 2, 2017 at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church in Crossville.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society or Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church.

Phyllis Ann Williamson

August 7, 1925 – August 21, 2017

Phyllis Wade Williamson, 92, of Fairfield Glade, TN passed away on Monday, August 21, 2017.

Phyllis is survived by her loving husband of 70 years, Ivan Leon Williamson, daughters Cynthia Hill (Greenfield, IN) and Jill Williamson (San Antonio, TX), sisters Emma Lee Slagle (Muncie, IN) and Joyce Lange (West Lafayette, IN), and several nieces and nephews.

Phyllis was born in Cincinnati, OH and in her youth her family moved to Lebanon, IN where she graduated from Lebanon High School in 1944. She attended Indiana University and Ray-Vogue School in Chicago, studying fashion and design for which she exhibited a passion and talent. She was an excellent seamstress and tailor, the occupation she worked in after WWII in Indianapolis. In 1962, Phyllis, Leon, and the girls moved to Ft. Wayne, IN due to Leon’s transfer with GMAC. Another transfer in 1964 took the family to Indianapolis for the next 30 years. Phyllis and Leon retired to Fairfield Glade in 1994.

In Indianapolis, Phyllis was active in Tri-Kappa (philanthropic sorority), Antique Club, bridge, sewing and pattern design, and volunteering in the community. Phyllis took up golf upon moving to Tennessee. She was very devoted to her neighbors, friends, and family and was humbly unselfish with her time and talents toward everyone.

The family would like to express their sincere gratefulness for all of the wonderful kindnesses and compassion given Phyllis by the caretakers at the Life Care Center of Crossville, Wharton Nursing Home (Pleasant Hill, TN) and Camellia Healthcare.

A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 PM CST on Saturday, October 21, 2017 at Fairfield Glade Community Church. Interment will occur at Oak Hill Cemetery in Lebanon, IN.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Hospice House of Cumberland County or the charity of your choice in memory of Phyllis.

Franklin Duane Crow

Franklin Duane Crow, age 64, of Crossville, TN, was born on April 25, 1953 in Lebanon, PA and passed away on August 13, 2017. Duane loved his dog Dixie and treated her like his child. He loved riding motorcycles, horses, and his John Deere tractor.

He is survived by his cousins and caregivers- Susan, Tiffany, Claude, and Steve; special friends- Harold, Bernie, Rick, and Christine; aunts- Nancy, Gweldia, Kitty, and Clara; uncles- Tom, Jim, and Charlie; and many other cousins and friends.

He was preceded in death by his mother- Naomi Ruth Akins and father- Donald R. Akins.

A graveside memorial service for Duane will be held on Saturday, August 26, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. in Akins Cemetery.

Lois Ann Maxwell

Lois Ann Maxwell, age 75, on April 16,1942 in Devonia, TN to Robert and Lillie Griffin and passed away on August 19, 2017 in Crossville, TN. She was a Lab Technician for Monticello Canning Co. She was a homemaker that loved her family and the grandchildren and great grandchildren were the apple of her eye. She enjoyed going to church, fishing and camping, working her garden and sitting on her porch.

She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Robert Stanley Maxwell; son, Tim Maxwell (Charli); daughter, Teresa Stevens (Jody); grandchildren, Noelle, Angel, Jonathan, and Jimmy; great grandchildren, Mia, Jeremiah, Isaiah, Ryan, J.D., Austin, Artey, Charlie, Magnolia, Sheesta, Lilly, and Alex.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Robert Lee Griffin and Lillie Mae Hood Griffin; sisters- Geraldine, Lorrine, Christine, Willadine, Camilla, and Violet Ann; and brothers- Walter, R.C., Richard, and Junior.

The family will receive friends at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home on Tuesday, August 22, 2017, from 5 to 7 with service to follow at 7. Bro. Herman Fox will officiate with Johnny Reeves reading the eulogy. Burial will be in Big Lick Cemetery on Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at 10:00.

Freddie David Belvin

Freddie David Belvin, age 68, was born May 7, 1949 in Crossville, TN to William and Thelma Belvin and passed away August 17, 2017 in Rome, GA. He spent his life doing what he loved, truck driving, painting and all areas of the construction business. His main love was riding and training horses.

He is survived by his wife- Cheryl Belvin, brothers- Bill and Clifford Belvin, sister- Ava Loveday Neely, and numerous nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents- William McKinley Belvin and Thelma Marie Ball Belvin, siblings- Marie Simmons, Glen Belvin, and Janie Neely.

A graveside service was held on August 20, 2017 at 2:00 in Bakers Chapel Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make donations toward his account at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home.

Ann Janet Johnson

Ann Janet Johnson, age 76, was born on February 17, 1941 to Jonathan and Nancy Scott in Decatur, TN. She passed away on August 12, 2017. Ann loved to do needlepoint, sewing, and quilting. She also enjoyed gardening and canning.

She is survived by her son- Scott Ray and his wife Vickie; daughters- Terri Ray and Carolyn Johnson; grandchildren- Brittany Ray, Sierra Ray, and Heathe Ray; and sisters- Betty Wix and Lena Tate.

She is preceded in death by her husband- Benton Johnson; sons- Charles Ray and Marlon Ray; sister- Cora Lee McCulloch; and brothers- John Scott, James Scott, William Edward Scott, and Bob Scott.

Graveside services for Ann were held on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 in Linary Cemetery.

Joseph Sydney Brown

Joseph Sydney Brown, age 89 was born on May 25, 1928 to Everett and Rebecca Brown in Pleasant Hill, TN. He passed away on August 15, 2017. Joseph enjoyed doing many things throughout his life, but most of all he loved preaching. He enjoyed singing and playing music. Joseph also enjoyed being outside gardening and was a mechanic of all things.

He is survived by his wife- Virgie Willetta Brown; children- Debra K. Hensley (Allen), Dwana J. Deck (Randy), and Joey L. Brown (Robin); grandchildren- Eric, Tammy, Jo, Heather, Hannah, Vanna, and James; great grandchildren- Kylee, Chloe, Jason, Emma, Alli, Amelia, Thaid, John, Daniel, Luther, Calvin, Pearl, and Knox; brothers- Earl Brown, John Brown, and Tony Brown; and sisters- Lola Brown, Nadean Randolph, Darlene Hayes, Faye Brown, and Connie Brown.

He is preceded in death by his parents- Everett and Rebecca Brown; brothers- Carl Lester Brown and Charlie Brown; and sister- Della Mae Richardson.

Family will receive friends on Thursday, August 17, 2017 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home. A funeral service for Joseph will also be held on Thursday beginning at 7 p.m. with Mike McCartney officiating. He will be laid to rest in New Pleasant Hill Cemetery on Friday, August 18, 2017 at 10 a.m.

Reba Dean Lewis

Reba Dean Lewis, age 80, was born on August 1, 1937 to Wilburn and Alma Hall in Crossville, TN. She passed away on August 13, 2017.

She is survived by her husband- Sonnie B. Lewis, Jr.; daughters- Nancy Ruth Potter (Terry) and Melissa Faye Riley (Marty); grandchildren- Coty Allen Reynolds, Cassandra Reynolds, T.J. Potter, and Samantha Potter; great grandchildren- Madison Hampshire and Blakely Potter.

She is preceded in death by her parents- Wilburn and Alma Hall; brother- Merle Hall; and great aunt- Anna Ruth Dunlap.

Family will receive friends on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home. A funeral service for Reba will also be held on Wednesday beginning at 1 p.m. with Pastor Mike Kerley officiating. She will be laid to rest in Bolin Cemetery.