Guy Phillips

Pop Head Shot 2Guy Larkin Phillips, known by everyone as “Pop,” a resident of Crossville, Tennessee, since 1972, passed away on June 14, 2014.  Pop was 79 years old and passed away at home surrounded by his loving family and friends.

Guy was born on August 15, 1934, in Phillipsville, Alabama, to John Arthur and Eula Stamps Phillips.  Guy was a longtime member of First United Methodist Church in Crossville where he ushered.  His civic memberships included the Yaarab Shrine in Atlanta, GA, where he served as Illustrious Potentate, and was a Past Master of Oostanaula Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons in Rome, GA. He was also a 32nd degree of Scottish Rite Mason.

Guy started his professional career with King’s Bakery (now McKee Foods in Collegdale, TN), then moved to Parrish Bakery in Rome, GA, where he was Sales Manager.  Guy moved to Crossville to be a partner in Mountain Farm Bakery which is now Flowers Foods.  His other business interests included Turner Brothers Stone, but most everyone knew Pop as a partner in Mountain Farm International.  He will be remembered in his cowboy boots and hat, smoking his cigar, rocking in the lobby of “the tractor place” and as the ultimate University of Alabama fan: “Roll Tide!”

Guy was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Lois Dailey Phillips; sons, Joseph McNamara and Joel Perry Phillips; and daughter, Susan Ayers.

Guy is survived by wife, Sharon Phillips; sons, Guy L. McNamara of Ramona, CA, Calvin Davis Phillips (Jacki) of McDonough, GA, and George Graham (Teresa) of Chattanooga, TN; daughter, Carole Ann Collamer of Los Angeles, CA; sisters, Judy Clevenger of Chattanooga, TN, and Gail Maclin of Fairfax, VA; brother, John A. Phillips, Jr., of Chattanooga, TN; 14 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Crossville Memorial Funeral Home, Crossville, TN.  Visitation will take place at Crossville Memorial on Tuesday, June 17, from 3:00-8:00PM.  The funeral service will take place at First United Methodist Church on Wednesday, June 18, at 2:00PM.  Burial will follow at Green Acres in Crossville.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the First United Methodist Church, 100 Braun St, Crossville, TN 38555, or to the Hospice of Cumberland County, 30 East Adams Street, Crossville, TN 38555.

Ruby Lee Atkins

Ruby Lee Atkins, 99, of Crossville, TN passed away on June 14, 2014 at Wyndridge Health and Rehab Center. Family will receive friends on Monday, June 16, 2014 from 12:00 to 2:00 pm at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home. Funeral service will follow at 2:00 with Vern Daugherty officiating. Burial will follow in Crossville City Cemetery.

Ruby was born on November 17, 1914 in Cumberland County to Samuel and Minnie Vandever.  Ruby is survived by: Son: David Larry Atkins (Diane); daughters: Patsy Frazier (Robert), Bobbye Newberry (Tommy), and Carol Buckner (Tom); grandchildren: Steven Martin, David Paul Frazier, Brian Newberry, Billy Frazier, Tim Newberry, Scott Martin, Keith Frazier, Todd Newberry, and Sandi Jones; 17 great grandchildren; sister: Bettye Jo Davis. She was preceded in death by parents; husband: Merville Atkins; brothers; Homer Vandever, Horace Vandever, Robert Vandever, and special brother in law Tom Davis.

Thomas “Tommy” Lee Williams

Tommy WilliamsThomas “Tommy” Lee Williams, Executive Vice President of The Plateau Group, Inc. (Plateau Insurance Company and Plateau Casualty Insurance Company) located in Crossville, TN, lost his battle with cancer and passed away on Tuesday evening, June 10, 2014.

Tommy was born on June 28, 1951 in Nashville, TN. He graduated from Glencliff High School in Nashville in 1969, David Lipscomb College in Nashville in 1973, and attended graduate school at Vanderbilt University.

Tommy married his high school sweetheart, Cheryl Empson Williams in 1969. He and Cheryl have one son, Robert, also a Plateau employee.

Tommy worked as an actuary in Nashville before joining Plateau in 1983. In addition to his actuarial duties, Tommy wrote many of the computer programs used by Plateau over the years for its insurance needs and was in charge of the day to day operations of the company. Working with Dick Williams, they grew Plateau from a single state, single company credit insurer to a multi-company, 48 states credit insurer along with international business with the Pacific Island countries.

Tommy enjoyed music and maintained a vast collection of recordings. He was an excellent photographer. His blood ran “Big Orange” as a diehard fan of University of Tennessee athletics. Tommy fought a hard fight against his cancer over the last four years, always keeping a positive attitude that things would get better.

He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Cheryl Williams and one son, Robert Williams; sisters: Leslie Ryan of Nashville, Debbie Vitale (Tony) of Ocala, FL; two nephews: Anthony and John Vitale of FL; and many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents: Roy and Jewell Williams; and infant triplet siblings Jane, James and Jamie Williams.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, June 14, at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home, located next door to the Plateau office building. Friends are invited to gather at the office after the service for a celebration of his life.

Memorial gifts can be made to: Hospice of Cumberland County, Cumberland House Hospice, 30 East Adams Street, Crossville, TN 38555, or Tennessee Parks and Greenways Foundation, online- or Tennessee Parks and Greenways Foundation, 117 30th Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37212 Tax ID: 6215557574

Christy Lynn Parsons

Christy LynnChristy Lynn Parsons, age 44, was born September 2, 1969 to William and Betty Boree in Jacksonville, FL and passed away in Crossville, TN on June 2, 2014. She was a housewife that loved raising her family. She enjoyed cooking, gardening and her dogs Rufus and Sadie. Her hobbies included watching horror movies, reading, listening to music, and travelling.

She is survived by father- William Boree and stepmother, Betty; mother- Betty Elmore Hendrickson and stepfather, Steven; husband- Fred Parsons Jr.; son- David Gragg; daughters- Traci Gragg, Jennifer Berry Christy Parsons(Travis), Tina Niles (Eric), Dena Strader (Sean); grandchildren- Kaylee, Savanna, and Rowan Blackwood, Morgan and Meghan Niles, Sawyer Strader, and one unborn grandchild; brother- Scott Boree (Lindsey Trembley).

She is preceded in death by her grandparents- Sydney and Barbara Elmore and William and Clarice Boree.

The family received friends on Wednesday, June 4, 2014, at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home and had a memorial service after with Bro. Rick Davenport officiating.

Owen Q. Bolin

Owen BolinOwen Quinton Bolin, age 78, of Elyria Township, passed away on the morning of Sunday, May 25, 2014, after winning against cancer for 14 years. He was born in Crossville, Tennessee, on May 13, 1936, and had been a resident of Lorain County since 1955.

Owen had been employed as a final buy-off inspector at Ford Motor Company’s Lorain, Ohio assembly plant for 31 years. A member of United Autoworkers Local 425, he retired from the automaker in 1991.

Owen was a 32nd Degree Scottish Rite Mason and was a longtime member of the Amherst Stonington Lodge #503 F. & A.M. in Amherst, Ohio.

An avid lover of nature, he enjoyed spending time in the woods, especially with his beloved dog Jake. He was a skilled player of the guitar and banjo, and played bluegrass music with many of his friends and his brother, Bob. He shared his passion for music and the outdoors with his children and grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Amy Lee (nee Wilson); his daughter Jane Baker and her husband Daryl of Lorain, and by his sons, Roy D. Bolin of Elyria Township and David A. “Andy” Bolin and his wife Lynn of Elyria. Owen leaves behind his grandchildren, Rachel A. Baker of Pennsylvania, and Amy C. Bolin and Dalton Bolin of Elyria, all of whom he loved very much. He also leaves behind his great-granddaughter, Eden Quinn Bolin, who lit up his face every moment they were together. Owen is survived by his brother Robert Bolin and his wife Pauline, who reside in Crossville.

Owen was preceded in death by his mother, Ollie Bolin; his father, John Henry Lewis; and his cherished black lab, Jake.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 5 until 8 p.m. at the Gluvna-Shimo-Hromada Funeral Chapel, 3224 Broadway Avenue, Lorain, Ohio, where Masonic services will be conducted at 7:15 p.m. by Stonington Lodge 503 F. and A. M.

Additional visitation will be held in Crossville, Tennessee, on Friday from 5 until 8 p.m., with services conducted on Saturday at 1 p.m., at the Crossville Memorial Funeral Home and Crematory. Burial will follow in Thomas Springs Cemetery in Crossville.

Anyone wishing to make a gift in lieu of flowers is asked to consider a donation to the Shriners, of which Owen was a longtime supporter.



Bobbie Faye Maxwell

Bobbie 2Bobbie Faye Maxwell, 80, of Crossville, TN passed away on May 25, 2014 at Cumberland Medical Center. Family will receive friends on Wednesday, May 28, 2014 from 1:00 to 3:00 PM at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home. Funeral Service will follow at 3:00 Pm with Pastor Robert Lawrence officiating. Burial will follow in Mayland Cemetery.

Bobbie was born on December 21, 1933 at Cumberland County, TN to J B and Sarah Johnson Kidwell. She loved taking care of her family, traveling and having picnics on the beach.

Bobbie is survived by her husband Luther Maxwell; sons: Luther Maxwell, Jr (Suzanne), Bennie Maxwell (Janine), and Gary Maxwell; 12 grandchildren; 1 great grandchild. She was preceded in death by parents; brothers: Arnold Ray Kidwell, Ralph Kidwell; sisters: Maxine Galyon, and Norma Jean Kidwell.

Charles Phillip Selby

Charles Phillip Selby, age 74, was born on June 27, 1939 in Sparta, TN to Coin and Tennessee Selby and passed away on May 23, 2014 in Crossville, TN. Charles served our country in the Air Force for 22 years as a Tech Sargeant in Military Intelligence. He and his wife are lifetime members of VFW 5025. After retiring, he continued working as a truckdriver and backhoe operator. In his younger years, he was a Golden Gloves Boxing Champion and boxing was a loved hobby of his. Other hobbies included drag racing, taking flying lessons, mechanics,  and golfing.

He is survived by his wife- Wilma Jean Selby; sons- Randy Selby (Lorinda), and Tony Selby; daughters- Debra Bruff, Kim Brown (Jeff), and Sherry Selby; grandchildren- Stuart, Dakota, Tahnee, Ashley, Kayla, Brandon, Zack, Shayla, Harlan, Sarah, Jeffrey, and Jesse; 13 great grandchildren; and a brother- Paul Selby (Kay).

Charles was preceded in death by his parents- Coin Dee Selby and Tennessee Lewis Selby; brother- Tony Selby; and sister- Carol Kerley.

At Crossville Memorial Funeral Home, the family will receive friends on Sunday, May 25, 2014 from 3 to 5, the funeral service at 5 with Bro. Mike Kerley officiating, and a military burial service to follow at Pomona Cemetery.

Doug D. Hargis

ScanDouglas Donald Hargis, 50, of Crossville, TN, passed away on May 20, 2014 at UT Medical Center in Knoxville. Family will receive friends on Friday, May 23, 2014 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home. Funeral service will be on Saturday, May 24 at 2:00 pm with Bro. Tommy Harris officiating. Burial will follow in Big Lick Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Ronnie Lewis, Ricky Dillon, Dusty Phillips, Jesse Wyatt, Travis Hargis, Billy Kirkland, and Dakota Sproul.

Doug was born on June 12, 1963 in Monterey, TN to Billy Claude and Fannie Virginia Lawson Hargis. Doug worked as a carpenter. He enjoyed mechanicing, doing carpentry work, spending time with children, and Nascar racing.

Doug is survived by Dad: Billy Claude Hargis; Mom: Fannie Virginia Lawson Hargis; sons: Cory Hargis, Justin Hargis, and James Hargis; brothers: Barry Hargis (Verlane), Dennis Hargis (Mindy); sisters: Pauline Crawford (Leonard), Brenda Hargis (Curt Phillips), Mary McGaughey, and Donna Dillon (Jerald Dabbs); numerous nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews. Doug was preceded in death by sister: Shirley Jean Walker.

Charlene Eroh

Charlene Eroh, 84, of Crossville, TN passed away on May 19, 2014 at Parkwest Hospital in Knoxville. A graveside service will be held on Thursday, May 22, 2014 at 1:30 pm Eastern Standard Time at the East Tennessee Veterans Cemetery on East Governor John Sevier Hwy in Knoxville.

Charlene was born on March 19, 1930 in Oklahoma City, OK to Charles and Goldie Ann Hofelton Grossnicklaus. She enjoyed gardening, genealogy, and caring for her dog.

Charlene is survived by: sons, Charles H. Eroh Jr., Mitchell T. Eroh, Brian L. Eroh, and Ronald Eroh; daughter Tammy L. Eroh Gorman; grandchildren Charles H. Eroh, Chad H. Eroh, Courtney A. Eroh, Logan Eroh, Amanda Eroh; Megan J. Gorman, Katie L, Gorman, Hunter C. Gorman , Arianna R. Gorman, Toby Lance Gorman, Lindsay Baker, and Corrie Patterson. She was preceded in death by: her parents, husband: Charles Howard Eroh.

Daniel Norman Lesczykowski

Daniel N. Lesczykowski, of Crossville, TN went home to be with His LORD on Saturday morning, May 17th, 2014 at Cumberland Hospice House in Crossville, Tennessee. He was 93 years old. Daniel was born on November 18, 1920 in Sobieski, Wisconsin, the son of Anton and Frances Lesczykowski. Daniel grew up on the family farm in Sobieski, Wisconsin. Daniel proudly served his country in the United States Navy during WWII. On August 21, 1948, he was united in marriage with Shirley Vogt in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. The couple lived on the family farm in Sobieski, WI before moving to Sheboygan, WI in 1951 where they raised their family of six children. For 24 years, Daniel was employed as a polisher at Vollrath Company in Sheboygan. Daniel enjoyed hunting and fishing and was an avid outdoorsman. Daniel and his wife, Shirley moved to Crossville, TN in the past two years so they could be closer to family members who could take care of them.

Daniel is survived by his wife, Shirley of Sheboygan and five of  their six children: Sharon (Mark) Miller of Ellijay GA; Rebecca (Jerome)
Schmitt of Crossville, TN; Mark (Jamie Marcus) Lesczykowski of Crandon, WI; Linda (Nathan) Miller of Joelton, TN and Anthony Lesczykowski of Sheboygan; WI. He is further survived by 16 grandchildren and 37 great-grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his son, Daniel David; his grandson, Scott Anthony Lesczykowski, his brothers Andrew and Clarence Lesczykowski and sisters Violet Harris and Josephine White. The funeral service will be held at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home at 2653 N Main Street in Crossville, TN at 2:00 pm on Monday, May 19, 2014. In lieu of flowers, the family prefers that memorials be given to the Cumberland Hospice House in Crossville, TN. The Lesczykowski family would like to especially thank the Cumberland County Hospice Staff and nurses Thelma and Desiree’. They would also like to extend a warm thank you to all the relatives and friends who supported Daniel and his family throughout his illness. His internment will be in Sheboygan, Wisconsin.