Virginia Geraldine Livesay

Virginia Geraldine Livesay was born on March 17, 1925 to the late William and Nora Hyder Warf in St. Charles, Virginia. She passed away at the age of 90 in Crossville, Tennessee on November 2, 2015.

In her younger years, she enjoyed riding horses and motorcycles and continued swimming and traveling. Her favorite thing was being with her friends, family, and loved ones.

She is survived by her son Joe Livesay (Lisa) and grandchildren- Ali, Logan, and Lindy.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Warren Livesay, and brother Omer Warf.

A visitation for Virginia will be held Thursday, November 5, 2015 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Crossville Memorial Funeral home. The funeral service will be held on Friday, November 6, 2015 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints at 3 p.m. with Bishop Hensley and Austin Hamby officiating. She will be laid to rest following the service in Slate Springs Cemetery.

Sylvia Darnell Brewer

Sylvia Darnell Brewer was born February 10, 1960, the daughter of Erbie General Davenport and Ethel Boles Cooper. She passed away on November 2, 2015.

She is survived by her mother Ethel Cooper; daughters- Shelma Loges, Linda Holley, Krystal McGhee; husband, Kendall Brewer; four brothers- Erbie Clyde Davenport, Danny Steve Davenport, Kevin J. Davenport, and Ronald James Davenport; and grandchildren- Jordan Marie Wyatt, Staci Amber McGhee, Kassie Lynn Wyatt, and Michael Dakota Scarbrough.

She was preceded in death by her father Erbie General Davenport; brother Marvin Keith Davenport; sisters Linda Gail Liberty and Kathy Darlene Davenport; and son in laws- Mark Loges and Donnie McGhee.

Visitation for Sylvia will be on Friday, November 6, 2015 at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. with a funeral service to follow at 12:00 p.m. with Bro. Gary Howard officiating. She will be laid to rest in Tom Davis Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Mike Bolin, Kevin Music, Curt Music, Scotty Davenport, Paul Davenport, Ronnie Davenport, and Dewayne Smith.

David Lee Culbertson

David Lee Culbertson, age 72, was born on January 13, 1943 in Austin, TX to Carlos and Mary Coyle Culbertson and passed away on October 29, 2015 in Cookeville, TN. He was an Underwater Technician for the NUWC and in his younger years served our country in the United States Navy in Vietnam. He enjoyed acting in plays at his local VFWs, photography, and bowling. David loved dogs and did obedience training and dog shows.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years- Anna Pollio Culbertson; daughter- Kimberly England (Donald); grandchildren- Brandon Russell, Sarah Dawn England, Mary Louise England; great grandchildren- Cloi Lynn Russell, Sophia Izzy Russell, and Tylor Russell; brothers- Mike and Daryl Culbertson; sisters- Nancy Gray, Patti Fans, Susan Kenny and Becky Franklin; his dogs- Snoopy, Scarlett, and Sassy; and cat Socks.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

A funeral service will be held for him at Crossville Memorial on Tuesday, November 3, 2015 at 4:00 PM. He will be laid to rest in new London, Connecticut.

Nora Marie Fleming

Nora FlemingGraveside services for Nora Marie Fleming, 96, of Crossville, who passed away October 28, 2015 at home, were held Friday, October 30, 2015 at Green Acres Memory Gardens. Chaplain Chuck Overton with Caris hospice conducted the services.

Mrs. Fleming was born October 2, 1919, in Port Clinton, Ohio, the daughter of Martin and Ada Iler Vossom. Nora was raised in Windsor Ontario, Canada. She was a loving wife and mother, a self-taught watercolorist, pianist, and a devout Christian, and a member of United Methodist Churches in Cumberland County. With a giving nature, her artistic talents of watercolors, quilts, and crochet works reside with family and friends.

Nora was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Charles Layman Fleming of Crossville, her parents, and six brothers and sisters of Canada (Joe, Jim, John, Bob, Blanche, and LaVina). Her cat, KiKi, kept her company for 19 years after her husband’s death.

Survivors include two daughters, Ada Whittaker and Roxie Ann Fleming, both of Crossville, one granddaughter, Christina Maria Whittaker, Crossville; two great grandchildren, Audra DeVito (Dom), Alaska, and Sgt. Edward Frady (Silvia), Germany; four great-great grandchlidren, D.J. and Anna Marie DeVito and Carrington and Chloe Frady, and several nieces and nephews

Crossville Memorial Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made in her name to Caris Healthcare (hospice) located at 60 Ridley St. Suite 127, Crossville, TN 38555 and/or gives of charity to those in need of shelter.

Robert Wright Rathbone III

Robert Wright Rathbone, III was born on October 3, 1946 to the late Robert Wright Rathbone, Jr. and Marjorie Behnkey Rathbone in New York City, New York and passed away on October 24, 2015 in Crossville, Tennessee.

Mr. Rathbone is survived by his wife, Ruth Southworth Rathbone; sons Gary L. Malkemus and Shaun Rathbone; daughter Carolyn Malkemus; grandchildren- Kaitlyn, Ryan, Ellie, Robert, Sarah, Kristina, and Shauna; great grandchildren- Aidan, Emily, and Logan.

Mr. Rathbone was preceded in death by his parents and one great grandchild.

Services for Mr. Rathbone will be held at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home on Tuesday, October 27, 2015 with visitation from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. and the funeral service beginning at 4 p.m. with Pastor Mike Kerley officiating.

George Lynn Cowart Sr.

George Lynn Cowart Sr. went to be with the Lord on Tuesday the 20th of October. He was a native of Atlanta and later moved to Marietta. He was a home builder in Atlanta and in his retirement loved working as a school bus driver for the Cobb County school system.

Mr. Cowart is survived by his wife Annette Dixon Cowart and four children Jan (Larry), George Jr. (Doug), Pam Graves (Tony), and Joe Cowart, his brothers John (Judy), and Phillip (Anime) , 5 grand children and 6 great grand children.

Services will be held at Carmichael-Hemperley Funeral Home at 2968 East Point Street in East Point, GA. Visitation will be from 12:00 PM to 2:00 followed by the service at 2:00 and interment at Greenwood Cemetery.

Leland Alvin Pryor

Leland Alvin Pryor, age 90, was born April 3, 1925 to Phillip and Arza Pryor in Byrdstown, Kentucky and passed away October 16, 2015 in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He was a logger and a farmer most of his life and during the winter you would find him shelling walnuts. He enjoyed hunting, gardening, and playing bluegrass music. He loved playing with his great grandchildren and great great grandchild.

He is survived by his sons- Randy Lynn Pryor (Sandra) and Charles Glenn Pryor (Marlene); grand daughter- Rachel Dalton (Chris); great granddaughters- Jordan and Shelby; great great grandson- Liam; sister- Juanita Montgomery; and special friends- Josephine Padgett, Rick, and Marci.

Leland was preceded in death by his parents- Phillip Pryor and Arza Manis Pryor; wife- Eva Pryor; brothers- Arthur, Ruble, and Taubert; and sisters- Beatrice, Minnie, Hattie, and Mary Lou.

The family received friends on October 18, 2015 with service on October 19, 2015. He was interred at Woody Cemetery. Bro. Mark Hall and Bro. Leonard Brown officiated.

Susan Elaine Vesterfelt

vesterfeltSusan was born in Detroit, MI on December 1, 1957 and stepped into heaven on the evening of October 13, 2015 in her home with her husband just as she wanted it to be.
Married Mark Vesterfelt on June 5, 1976, best friends and true love.
Susan loved life, laughter, family, worship of her Father in Heaven, swimming and the beach. She was a beautiful woman in every way; she walked in great faith, and prayed for and encouraged others every day. Her tenderness, compassion and thoughtful words touched lives for now and eternity.
Susan loved her family so very much and prayed for each of us regularly. While her passing leaves a huge void in our lives the life she imparted leaves us great memories and will inspire us in the days ahead.
She was a member of Gods family and severed in many capacities as a pastor’s wife and co-pastor for nearly 30 years. But today she is with her Heavenly Father singing in Heavens’ choir and resting by the crystal sea.
She was preceded in death by her mother Dona Martin, and her sister Janine Martin.
She is survived by her husband Mark Vesterfelt; son Aaron and Corie Vesterfelt, Daughter Rachael and Josh Wintermute; grandsons Logan, Christian, Jadon, Solomon and Landon (the joy of her life); her father Harry Martin; sisters Michelle Smith, Marcia Myers, Julie Gordon, Nanette Cicinelli, and Renee Chambers
A memorial celebration of Susan’s life will be held at a later time with family and friends, but for those of us who loved her, her life and memory will always be our treasured possession.
John 16:33
In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” NIV
1 John 5:4-5
4 for everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith. 5 Who is it that overcomes the world? Only he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God. NIV

Catherine B. Gooch

GoochCathy was born in Olean, NY on July 13, 1936 and made her journey home to heaven on October 11, 2015 at 6:02 a.m.

Married to John B. Gooch on September 3, 1955 and recently celebrated their 60th anniversary.

She greeted every morning with prayer and daily devotional. She had read through her Bible so many times that there were no passages without underlines, brackets, or comments.

Cathy welcomed everyone into her home and always believed the best about the. Her alto voice graced the church choir for years and her loving, tender heart would have her crying at the drop of a hat. But don’t be fooled, when playing Farkle, Mexican Train, or any game for that matter, watch out…all bets were off. She won sweetly, but she won most of the time.

In her younger days, she was very athletic. In fact, she was the very first teammate chosen for touch football by the neighborhood kids and if she had met the age requirements, would have taken every trophy in the local Punt, Pass, and Kick competition. She gracefully swam, water skied, roller skated, bicycled and always wanted to learn to tap dance. From time to time, you would see her riding on the interstate on the back of their Honda GoldWing.

Later in life, she thoroughly enjoyed camping and traveled all over the country visiting national parks from coast to coast. Her camping buddies rapidly became her extended family and dearly missed them as their traveling days came to a close.

Cathy loved her family more than her own life, prayed for each of them every day and will continue on for eternity.

P.S. She hid things better than squirrels hid nuts.

She was a member of Harmony Baptist Church for 7 years, First Baptist Church of Crossville, TN for 2 years, and First Baptist Church of Rockwood, TN for 51 years.

She was preceded in death by her parents George F. Bannorra Sr., and Julia A. Bannorra (Abdo), and siblings- Charles L. Bannorra, Rosalie Bannorra Cardwell, Deloris Bannorra, Maria Bannorra Gentry, and Dana A. Bannorra.

She is survived by her husband John B. Gooch; sons Raymond B. Gooch (Kathy Jones Gooch) and John H. Gooch; seven grandchildren; eleven great grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and siblings George F. Bannorra Jr., John E. Bannorra and Garfilia F. Bannorra White.

A celebration of life for Cathy will be held October 24, 2015 at 2:30p.m. at Harmony Baptist Church with Brother David Wilkerson officiating.

Marjorie Elaine Murphy

Marjorie Elaine (Rice) Murphy will not be able to vote in the 2016 Presidential Election due to a divine appointment to join her husband, Charles (Chuck) Marlowe Murphy who died in 1996. Marge requested that each and every one of you vote for the person who believes in Christian values and is interested in uniting this country again.

Marjorie (Marge) was born in January 12, 1924 to Margaret E. (Hannapel) Rice and Edward Rice. She married Chuck on January 13, 1945. Marjorie’s legacy continues through her three children, eldest and only son Daniel C. Murphy, followed by eldest daughter, Sharon (Murphy) Teepen, and youngest daughter, Maureen E. Murphy. There are also four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Marge earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Eastern Michigan University in 1970 followed by a Master’s Degree in Special Education. She was a Special Education teacher and retired from the Farmington School District in Michigan.

Marge and Chuck officially retired and settled in Fairfield Glade, Tennessee in October 1985. Marge joined Jesus and Chuck on October 9, 2015.

When Marge turned 50 she told Chuck she was not going to sit around and listen to her arteries harden; she was going to take up cross country skiing. Chuck chose to join her on that and many other adventures.

When they settled in Fairfield Glade, Tennessee, they were active in their community and St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church. Chuck was already an accomplished golfer, and Marge decided to follow him on the links. She wasn’t very good, but she thoroughly enjoyed it.

Her last request was to be sure to ask each of you to VOTE, which is one of the greatest freedoms this side of heaven.

A celebration of Marjorie’s new life with Christ will be held Thursday, October 22, 2015 at 10:00am at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church on Peavine Road in Fairfield Glade, Tennessee. No flowers please. If you wish to do something, please make a donation to the American Diabetes Foundation or Wounded Warriors Project in the name of Marjorie Murphy.