Donna Marie Brady

Donna Marie Brady, 55, of Crossville, TN passed away on August 1, 2014 at Cumberland Medical Center. She was born on March 18, 1959 in Washington D.C. to James Robert Lee and Margaret Faye Eklund. Donna worked as an LPN. On her days off she enjoyed playing with her grandchildren, cooking and drawing.

Donna is survived by: mother Margaret Faye Eklund; son: Michael Brady; daughters: Barbara Faye Brady (Dallas Ray Kilgore III), and Glenda Marie Brady; grandchildren: Riley Angel Kilgore, Alison Rose Brady; brothers: Mitchell Anderson, Jimmy Lee, Marlon Anderson, and Mike Williams; sister: Melissa.Donna was preceded in death by father: James Robert Lee.

David A. Reinke

 Reinke, David A., age 90, of Crossville, Tennessee, formerly of Oconomowoc, and Milwaukee, WS was born on June 14, 1924 and passed away on July 28, 2014. He is survived by his wife, Billie Anne (Phillips), in Crossville.

 He will be missed by his children, Renée (Bill) Wesenberg,  Christine Reinke, and Suzanne Reinke, Ron (Joanne) Reinke, and his brother-in-law, Chet (Sandy) Durham, who was like a son to Dave. Also survived by his three grandsons, Bill (Susan Treacy) Wesenberg, Jr., Joe Wesenberg, Ryan Reinke, and his step-granddaughter, Jennifer. Also survived by three great-grandchildren. Also survived by a niece and many nephews.

 Dave served in the US Navy during WWII. Later he worked many years as a mason and cement contractor in the Milwaukee area. He also owned the Hideaway Tavern with his wife Miriam (“Maude”) on Okauchee Lake from 1967 to 1979. Dave moved to Crossville, TN in the early 1990s.

 Our dad was an avid golfer, making five holes-in-one, and he shot his age at 79. He was a bowler for many years in Milwaukee and Hartland. He enjoyed playing pool and cards with his many friends in Crossville, TN. Dave followed the Braves, both in Milwaukee and Atlanta, and was a dedicated Packers fan all his life. Dave was a great storyteller and an encyclopedia of jokes who always got a laugh.

 Preceded in death by his first wife, Miriam, and two sisters, Grace (Artie) Quasius and Joyce (Harold) Evans.

 Our family would like to thank all the hospice nurses and personnel at Cumberland House in Crossville. We very much appreciate the difficult job they do with such great love and compassion. We love our Dad and he will be missed.

 No memorial service will be held.

Betty Jean Tollett

Betty Jean Tollett, 80, of Crossville, TN passed away on July 31, 2014 at her home. Family will receive friends on Saturday, August 2, 2014 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home. Funeral service will follow at 1:00 pm with Minister Thom Hassler officiating. Burial will be in Linary Cemetery. Pallbeares will be Tony Davis Jr., Dwayne Davis, Kevin Davis, Spencer Hassler, Jacob Oakes, and Jeffrey Oakes.

Betty was born on June 3, 1934 in Crossville, TN to Roy and Cora Lewis.  Her and Merle were married on April 20, 1951.

She is survived by daughters: Juanita Elaine Findley, Anita Davis (Tony Davis, Sr.); five grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; one great-great grandson; host of nieces and nephew; sister: Carolyn Reynolds; brother: Sonny Lewis; sister in law Joanna Lewis.  She was preceded in death by: parents; husband: Mearl Tollett; sister: Anna May Hedgecoth; brother: Coy Lewis.

Wilma Maxine Houston

Wilma Maxine Houston, 76, of Crossville, TN passed away on July 31, 2014 at Cumberland Medical Center. Family will receive friends on Saturday, August 2, 2014 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held on Sunday, August 3, 2014 at 1:00 with Minister Thom Hassler officiating. Burial will follow in Big Lick Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Richard Powell, Rick Hayes, Johnny Hennessee, Tony Smith, Brent Hayes, Ted Robbins, and Clayton Waldo.

Wilma was born on October 11, 1937 in Crossville, TN to Wiley Odell and Mirty Alice Kerley Hayes.

Wilma is survived by: Daughters: Connie Robbins (Ted), and Lois Williams; Grandchildren: Junior Lawson, Chris Lawson, Brittany Lawson; Great Grandchildren: Chelsea Lawson, Hailey Lawson, Bryson Lawson, C J Lawson, Bentley Lawson. She was preceded in death by: Parents: Wiley Odell and Mirty Alice Kerley Hayes;Husband: Willard Houston; Brothers: Odell Hayes, Tom Hayes, and Earl Hayes; Sisters: Maryruth Sullivan, Flora Whittaker, Vera Futhey, Mirty Alice Hayes.

 

William Carl Segers, Sr.

William Carl Segers, Sr., 70, of Crossville, TN passed away on July 23, 2014 at Kindred Hospital in Chattanooga, TN. He was born on November 21, 1943 in Killen, AL to Thomas Gibbs and Sarah Peden Segers. Before retiring William worked as a heavy equipment operator. William enjoyed hunting, fishing, riding motorcycles and fast cars, and going to tractor pulls.

A memorial service will be held on Sunday, August 3, 2014 at Cumberland Worship Center at 2:00 pm.

William is survived by: sons: William Carl Segers, Jr. (Chrystal), Curt Segers, and James Segers (Kimberly); grandchildren: Billy, Jimmy Lee, Autumn, and Brittany; great grandchild: Riley; brothers: George Segers; sisters: Janice Springer. He was preceded in by parents; wife: Pearl Beckham Segers; brothers: John, Charlie, and Jimmy; sisters: Ruby Gibbs, Ruth Baker, Ella Myrick, and Virginia McMillian.

Hester Lucille Campbell

 

Hester Lucille Campbell, 86, of Crossville, TN passed away on July 20, 2014 at Cumberland Medical Center. Family will receive friends on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, July 23 at 11:00 am at Zion Hill Baptist Church with Bro. Joe Campbell and Bro. Stanley Campbell officiating. Burial will follow in Burgess Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Geoffrey Lewis, Brian Lewis, David Campbell, Aaron Campbell, Ben Campbell, Wally Turner, and Jordan Farmer.

Hester was born on November 4, 1927 in Chattanooga, TN to Andrew and Virginia Hall Neely. She enjoyed cooking, gardening and sewing. Hester loved taking care of her family.

Hester is survived by: Sons: Will Campbell, Jr. (Margaret), Joseph Andrew Campbell (Sandy), and Ronald Eugene Campbell (Lisa); Daughters: Virginia Elizabeth Lewis (Bethel), and Brenda Faye Turner (Buddy); Brother: Floyd “Buster” Neely; Grandchildren: David Campbell, Melissa Muncy, Laura Law, Sarah Sherrill, Benjamin Campbell, Erika Crawford, Aaron Campbell, Jordan Farmer, Geoffrey Lewis, Brian Lewis, Amy Levenhagen, Kim Potter, Abby Brown, Megan Slover, Rick Wyatt, Tammy Turner, and Wally Turner; 37 Great grandchildren;  2 great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by: Parents: Andrew and Virginia Hall Neely; Husband: Will Hugh Campbell; Son: Forrest Ray Campbell; Brothers: Johnny Neely, Samuel Neely, Willy A. Neely, and Clarence Carl Neely; Sisters: Effie Hoover, Ollie Neely, Hattie Burgess, and Mae Brewer.

 

 

Mary Faye Van Dorn

Mary Faye Van Dorn, age 70, was born on August 14, 1943 to General and Winnie Davenport in Cumberland County, TN and passed away July 14, 2014 in Crossville, TN. She worked as a nursing aide at Quality Home Health and Hilltoppers, Inc. She also enjoyed gardening and baking wonderful sweet goods for her family.

Mary is survived by her sons- Clint Van Dorn and Tommy Houston; daughter- Brenda Meadows (Chris); grandchildren- Brionne Sherrill, CJ Meadows, Jeney Slusser, Christopher Van Dorn, Ryan Van Dorn, Justin Houston, and Andrew Houston; great grandchildren- Zachary, JJ, Shawn, August, Violet, Olivia, Kinsley, and Marley; and sisters- Lucy Tharpe and Thelma Smith.

She was preceded in death by her parents- General and Winnie Ford Davenport; husband- Rilley Lavern Van Dorn; and all her brothers and sisters.

The family will receive friends on Friday, July 18, 2014, at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home. it will be from 10 to 12 followed by the service at 12 with Bro. Chip Meadows officiating. The burial will be in Haley’s Grove Cemetery following the service.

Earlene Scheele

Earlene Scheele, 53, of Crossville, TN passed away on July 11, 2014 at Parkwest Medical Center in Knoxville, TN. A memorial service was held on Monday, July 14, 2014 at 2:00 pm at Fairfield Glade United Methodist Church with Pastor Jay officiating.

Earlene was born on January 29, 1961 in Crossville, TN to Arthur Lightning Wiggins and Naomi Kindrick Wiggins. She enjoyed going fishing, knitting, yardsaling, going to the flea market, loved spending time with her grandchildren.  Enjoyed volunteering at Crab Orchard Care Center and spending time with her friends.

Earlene is survived by: Mother: Naomi Kendrick Boles;Husband: Alvin Scheele; Sons: Roger J. Eddington, and Tyler Alvin Scheele; Daughters: Lillie Mae Slavens, Michelle Dawn Hale, Stacia Renee Hedgecoth; Grandchildren: Trinity, Lindsey, Courtney, Ashlynn, Sierra, Maddy, Kara, Briley, and Braylon; Brothers:Joe Wiggins, Arthur Wiggins, and Danny Wiggins; Sister: Polly Goddard. She was preceded in death by her father: Arthur Lightning Wiggins, brother: Frankie Wiggins.

Charles Earl Walling

Charles WallingCharles Earl Walling, 70, of Crossville, TN passed away on July 9, 2014 at Cumberland Medical Center. He was born on December 2, 1943 in Pikeville, TN to Ulysess and Lummie Bayless Walling. Charles enjoyed hunting and fishing. Charles also enjoyed spending time with his special friend and pet Sam.

Family will receive friends on Sunday, July 13, 2014 from 1;00 to 3:00 pm at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home. Funeral Service will follow at 3:00 with Pastor David Ray officiating. Burial will be in Oakesland Family Cemetery.

Charles is survived by his wife: Carol Walling, daughters: Denise Smith (Mark), and Theresa Burgess (Dewayne); grandsons: Zachary Elmore, and Coty Elmore; great granddaughter Naveah Faith Elmore. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Marjorie Childs

Marjorie Childs was born to Beatrice Maud Oram and Henry Edgar McBride in Rudry, Monmouthshire, South Wales in 1917.

In 1923 the family immigrated to Montreal, Canada, and then to Dundalk, Maryland. She grew up in Dundalk and attended Dundalk Elementary School. She graduated from Sparrows Point High School in 1933 and from Towson State Teacher’s College (now Towson University) in 1937. After college she did some graduate work in Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore and Columbia University in New York.

From 1937 to 1946 she taught elementary grades in Jones Creek School. In 1942 she married James Oliver Childs. In 1946 she and James moved to Anderson, Indiana where they lived for eight years while he attended Anderson College and University. Two daughters, Eileen Barbara and Gwendolyn Jo, were born during their time in Anderson. Marjorie taught school in Anderson.

They moved to West Russell, Kentucky to pastor the Church of God (Anderson, Indiana). Marjorie worked with the youth and also taught 7th and 8th grades in public school. She wrote curriculum for the national church’s publishing house. She was a member of the state Board of Christian Education. A third daughter, Elizabeth Ann was born there.

They next moved to Norton, Virginia. The church there sponsored a daily kindergarten, which Marjorie directed. She also taught two summers of Head Start.

The move to Lincoln Park, Michigan, downriver from Detroit, came just after the riots, Marjorie worked with the youth and was involved in the music program. She did some substitute work in the Lincoln Park Schools and worked for the Michigan Department of Social Services.

After retirement in 1982 they moved further north to the village of Blanchard, Michigan. Marjorie volunteered for Hospice and Battered Women, and was involved in the Barryton Church’s music program.

In 1998 they moved to Uplands Retirement Village in Pleasant Hill, Tennessee. James died in 2001. Marjorie enjoyed many of the activities in the Village until she moved to Good Samaritan in Fairfield Glade in 2012.

Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, July 13, 2014 at United Church of Christ in Pleasant Hill as part of their morning service.