Cody Wade Smith, age 33, was born on February 24, 1983 in Houston, TX to his father Delbert Wade Smith (Kay Heydman Smith) and his mother Vickie Lee Hester. He passed away on August 27, 2016. Cody was a fun loving family man who enjoyed life. He loved spending time with his friends and family. Cody joined the Marine Corps in 2001 and was a staff sergeant, who was assigned to 2nd Light Armored Recon Battalion. He completed two combat tours in Afghanistan, three combat tours in Iraq, and eleven deployment tours; and was promoted to his current rank in April 2012. His personal decorations include Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, Combat Action Ribbon, Navy Unit Commendation, Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, Marine Corps Combat Instructor Ribbon, NATO Medal- ISAF Afghanistan and NATO Medal-NATO Operations and Activities in Relation to Libya.
He is survived by his father- Delbert Wade Smith (Kay Heydman Smith); mother- Vickie Lee Hester (Roy Hester); wife- Monica Smith; son- Jeremiah Clay Smith; daughter- Carrie Kathleen Smith; brothers- Patrick Conor Smith, and Brian and Kurt Hester; sisters- Toni Faye Wilson (Logan), Allison Rufin Reeves (Christopher), and Indy Marie-Therese Smith, grandmother- Virginia Williams; aunts- Betsy Russell and Janice Allet ; uncle- Mark Williams; nieces- Kierstin Haynes and Makenzie Collins; nephew- Brayden Akins and will be missed by many other uncles, aunts, and cousins.
He is preceded in death by his grandparents- Jay Brown Smith and Jewell Smith Taber and grandfather- Bobby Williams; and sister- Maggie Kathleen Rufin.
Family received friends on Saturday, September 3, 2016 from 12:00 to 2:15 at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home. A funeral service was also held at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home on Saturday beginning at 2:15 with Doyle Ashburn officiating. He was laid to rest in Webb Cemetery.
Judith “Judy” Ann Westfall Foster, 77, was born on November 3, 1938 to the late Francis and Gurtha (Moore) Westfall in Lafayette, Indiana. She passed on August 30, 2016 in Crossville, Tennessee. Judy worked as a dental assistant and office manager for several years before enjoying 40 years of motor homing, including five years full time traveling with her husband, Laddie, around the United States in their motorhome. In her travels, she developed lifelong friendships with fellow motorhomers from all over the country. Judy was a crafting queen; she did everything from sewing to wreath making and surprised family and friends with gifts of her beautiful work. Many of the crafts Judy made also aligned with her love of holidays. Judy loved spending the holidays with grandkids and other family members, especially when she could play cards and reminisce on days past. Judy’s friendships extended far beyond imagination with her membership in the Red Hat Society and Ladies Luncheon Club. Judy valued every relationship she held and cared for a myriad of people. She spent 61 adventurous years together with the love of her life, 58 of them in marriage.
Judy is loved and missed by her husband Laddie, of Crossville; by her son Mike and his wife Vickie of Lafayette, Indiana; by her daughter Kim and her husband Mike Pinto of West Lafayette, Indiana; and by her daughter-in-law Marta of Lewisville, Texas. Judy loved her five grandchildren very much, Haley Richardson of Brooklyn, New York; Brent Bohs of Anderson, Indiana; Joey Lynn Foster of Chicago, Illinois; Alex Bohs of Los Angeles, California; Finn Foster of Durango, Colorado. She will be missed by her twin sister Janet and her husband Ron Calhoun of Winder, Georgia; by many nieces and nephews; and by hundreds of friends from coast to coast.
Judy was preceded in death by her parents, Francis and Gurtha; by her son Dale of Lewisville, Texas; three brothers, Francis, Harold, and Donald Westfall.
Family will be receiving friends on Saturday, September 3, 2016 for a greeting at 1:00 and a memorial service at 2:00 at the Crab Orchard Christian Church with a meal following. Her love for her church family at Crab Orchard Christian Church led to her request for donations to the Crab Orchard Christian Church Building Fund in lieu of flowers.
Sue Ellen Plom, age 72, of Fairfield Glade, passed away Tuesday, August 30, 2016. She was born in Mt. Clemens, MI and moved to Fairfield Glade in 2004 with her husband Douglas and their two cats, Sissie and Sassy. She was a member of the Fairfield Glade Community Church and Ladies Club. Sue retired from AAA of Michigan in 1999. She enjoyed scrapbooking, card making, gardening, and volunteering at Habitat for Humanity Restore. She was a loving wife, stepmother, grandma, sister, and aunt, who will be forever missed and never forgotten.
She was preceded in death by her parents Horace and Daisie Williams.
She is survived by her husband Douglas Plom; stepchildren: Kimberly Bond (Curtis), Jean Miotke (Brian), Jan Bailey, and Chris Plom (Cheryl); grandchildren: Gina, Melanie, William, Ryan, Brandon, Ian, Isabella, and Jeremiah; great granddaughter Serina; brothers: Dean Williams (Dee), Stuart Williams (Jan), and Richard Williams (Kathy); sister Anna Taylor (Jim); 18 nieces and nephews, as well as many other extended family members that are too numerous to mention.
A memorial service will be held at Fairfield Glade Community Church on September 7th at 10:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Lymphoma Society.
Rev. Roy C. Siewert, 86, was born on March 6, 1930 to the late Reinhold and Bertha Mary Motz Siewart in Kulm, ND. He passed away on August 20, 2016.
He is survived by his wife Evelyn Siewart, four wonderful children, and several grandchildren.
Gracie B. Gross was born on April 22, 1942 in Gainesboro, TN. She passed away on August 18, 2016.
Gracie was preceded in death by parents- Willie D. Pigg and Ova Lee Stafford Pigg. She was also preceded in death by sisters- Betty Ray Pigg and Bessie L. Pigg Rauch; and brother Billy JR Pigg.
She is survived by two sisters- Ella Mae Allen and husband James of Sparta, TN and Elsie Irene Galloway and husband Jerry of Crossville, TN, and brother- Lewis Ray Pigg and wife Judy of Crossville, TN. She is also survived by sister-in-law Denise Pigg of Crossville, TN, brother-in-law Wilbur Rauch of Dayton, OH, special nieces and nephews- Diane Kirby, Glenn Taylor, Debbie Pigg, Brenda Fields, Robert Anderson, and Becky Deboard, and a host of great and great-great nieces and nephews, and a host of special friends.
Esther Matthews, 68, was born on June 12, 1948 to the late John Dawson Boniol, Sr. and Reba Robbins Boniol in Pleasant Hill, TN. She passed away on August 18, 2016. In 1981, Esther graduated from Middle Tennessee State University where her love for teaching began. She worked for the Cumberland County Board of Education from 1981 to 2005 where she taught Pre-K, 1st through 6th grade, and one block of 8th grade history. During her time teaching, Esther was awarded Teacher of the Year at Crossville Elementary in 1989 and at Glen Martin Elementary in 2005. In her spare time, she enjoyed knitting and sitting down to read a good book. Esther had a dry sense of humor and loved to laugh because it is good for the soul. If there was anything about Esther’s life she would say, it is that she is a sinner saved by grace, pure and simple.
She is survived by her mother- Reba Robbins Boniol; daughter- Tina Frensley Findley (Shan); grandchildren- Ty Smith, Erica Kindrick, and Alexis Findley; and brothers- John Boniol, Jr. (Mary), Michael Boniol, and Ronald Boniol.
She is preceded in death by her father- John Dawson Boniol, Sr.; and brothers- Timothy Boniol and Phillip Boniol.
Family will receive friends on Saturday, August 27, 2016 from 2 to 3 at Woodlawn United Methodist Church. A memorial service for Esther will also on Saturday beginning at 3 p.m. with Rev. Ronald Dyer officiating. In lieu of flowers, please donate a book, especially children’s books, to your library of choice or to the Friends of the Art Circle Public Library.
Kimberly Dean Whitney, age 52, was born on January 3, 1964 to Warren and Jessie Dean in Lexington, Kentucky and passed away on August 12, 2016 in Nashville, TN. She was a graphic designer for several papers before coming here to work with our own paper, The Crossville Chronicle. She enjoyed working and playing on the computer and composed the football and pageants books. She loved to cook for others and enjoyed catering parties. She loved her family and going on cruises.
Kim is survived by her parents- Fred Warren Dean and Jessie Smith Dean; her husband- Victor Whitney; brother- Bryan Dean (Tracy) and their daughter, Marley; niece- Holly Dean; and numerous other loved ones, family members, and friends. She is preceded in death by her brother- Mark Dean.
Family will receive friends on Monday, August 15, 2016 from 12 to 2 at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home. A memorial service will also be held on Monday starting at 2 p.m. with Bro. Roland Smith officiating.
Doyle Eugene Crosley, 86, was born on March 3, 1930 to the late James and Rosella Crosley in Daleville, IN. He passed away on August 10, 2016 in Cookeville, TN. Doyle worked for the Anderson Police Department for 20 years before he retired in 1975. He was named Assistant Chief of Police in 1972. Doyle was a master marksman and was Top Gun on the Anderson Pistol Team. He was also an avid wood carver. Doyle owned Sonitrol Security and Crossville Answering Service in Crossville, TN. More than anything, Doyle enjoyed going to church.
He is survived by his children- Sam Crosley (Doug), Jeff Crosley (Dottie), Phyllis Evans (William), and Karen Walters; grandchildren- Leslie Clark (Greg), Amber Evans-Fulton (Stephen), Kirk Evans (Beth), and Kelly Nixon (Jesse); and 8 great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife- JoAnn Crosley; brother- Jerry Lee Crosley; and sister- Rose Mary Parrish.
Family will be receiving friends on Saturday, August 13, 2016 from 5:00 to 8:00 at Jefferson Avenue Church of Christ in Cookeville, TN. A funeral service for Doyle will also be held on Saturday beginning at 8:00. He will be laid to rest in Maplewood Cemetery in Anderson, IN on Monday, August 15, 2016.
Idell Mae Tabor, 72, was born on May 13, 1944 to the late Beecher and Charlet Hawn Hall in Jamestown, TN. She passed away on August 11, 2016. For years, Idell worked in the cafeteria at Cumberland County High School. She enjoyed beautiful flowers and sitting down to read a good book. Idell also enjoyed watching movies on television. Idell loved spending time with all of her grandchildren.
She is survived by her husband- Willard Tabor, Sr.; son- Willard Tabor, Jr.; daughters- Desiree Lynn Tabor and Denise Elene Barnes (Mark); grandchildren- Cole Barnes, Katelyn Tabor, Hailey Tabor, Lauren Tabor, Zoe Bennett, and new baby girl Tabor; and sisters- Vondell Miller and Dean Hyder.
She is preceded in death by her parents; brothers- Clem Hall, Howard Hall, Henry Hall, and Freeman Hall; sister- Eunice meadows; and grandchild- Ella Tabor.
Family will be receiving friends on Saturday, August 13, 2016 from 1:00 to 3:00 at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home. A funeral service for Idell will also be held on Saturday beginning at 3:00 with Eddie Kilgore officiating. She will be laid to rest in Tollett’s Chapel Cemetery.
Terry Lynn Lawson Williams, age 56, was born on March 9, 1960 in Crossville, TN to Osie and Georgia Lawson and passed away on August 6, 2016 in Knoxville, TN. She was a housewife, but also enjoyed taking care of the elderly. She went to gospel singings and her church was her life. She was called to preach 24 years ago and has been spreading the Gospel ever since. She has helped raise many children as she and her sister loved to babysit for the family.
She is survived by her husband- Ricky Williams; daughter- Brittany Williams; stepchildren-Melissa and Jason Williams; grandchildren- Bentley Williams, Whitney Waldo; step grandchildren- Matthew, Kayleigh, Kodi, Maddox, and Mason Williams, Clayton Jr. and Emily Waldo; sisters- Connie Wilson (Sherman), Lois Williams, and Connie Robbins; and Nephews- Christopher and Junior Lawson. She was preceded in death by her parents- Osie Lee Lawson and Georgia Lynn Rogers Lawson; brother- Gary Lawson; and sister- Joann Lawson.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday, August 9, 2016 from 5 to 8 at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home. The funeral will be on Wednesday the 10th at 1:00 with Bro. Lester Sherrill and Pastor Dusty Watson officiating. Burial will be in Mayland Cemetery.