Brenda Scott

Brenda Sue (Amonett) Scott, 58 years of age, of Camden, TN, passed away on March 30, 2015 at her home from a brief illness. She was born September 4, 1956 in Cumberland County, TN to the Rev. William and Ruth Kilby Amonett. Brenda enjoyed spending time with horses, working in her flower gardens, loved spending time with grandchildren when possible.

Brenda is survived by her husband of 36 years Edgar Scott; two sons: James Scott of GA, Jonathan Scott of TN; one daughter Jody Scott of GA; Thirteen grandchildren; two great grandchildren; three brothers William Amonett (Judy) of Ohio, James Amonett (Janet) of GA, and Wayne Amonett (Carolyn) of TN; five sisters: Pansy Daniels (William), Wanda Ledyard (Jeff) all of Ohio; Glenda Sherrill (Randall), Velma (Tiny) Miller, Linda McDaniel (James) all of TN. She was preceded in death by son: Edgar Scott; parents: Rev. William and Ruth Amonett; brother: Jerry Amonett. Grandparents Curtis and Nina Amonett; Ivory and Irene Kilby;

Family will receive friends on Thursday, April 2, 2015 from 12:00 to 2:00 pm at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home. Funeral service will follow at 2:00 with burial in Haleys Grove Cemetery in Crab Orchard, TN.

Camilla Maxine Hedgecoth

Camilla Maxine Hedgecoth, 75 years of age of Crossville, TN passed away on March 30, 2015 at Cumberland House.

Camilla was born April 23, 1939 in Fentress County to Robert and Lillie Hood Griffin. She attended Cumberland Fellowship Church.

Camilla is survived by her husband of 61 years Stanley Hedgecoth; five children Frankie Hedgecoth (Renee) of Pleasant Hill, Sheila Hargis (Odell), Brenda Tollett (Tim), Peggy Brown (Les) all of Crossville, TN and Darlene Mullins of Oliver Springs, 11 grandchildren Dale Hargis (Tosha), Jonathan Hargis (Anna), Stephen Hargis (Brandie), Camille Oliver (Corey), Sam Tollett (Jill), Amber Tollett, Shaun Brown (Shaunda), Melissa Brown, Stacy Guinn, Misty Vinson and Tamera Barnwell (Gary), 25 great grandchildren; one great -great granddaughter; sister Lois Maxwell and ha host of nieces and nephews.

Camilla was preceded in death by her parents Robert and Lillie Hood Griffin; four brothers: Walter, RC, Verlin Jr., and Richard Griffin; three sisters: Geraldine Byrge, Christine Christopher and Willodean Bilbrey.
Pastor Sam Tollett and Pastor Hank Jones conducted the service. With internment in Crossville City Cemetery. Pallbearers were her grandsons: Dale Hargis, Corey Oliver, Sam Tollett, Shaun Brown, Stephen Hargis and Cody Hargis.

Paul Eugene Rednour

Paul Eugene Rednour, 85, of Crossville, TN passed away on March 27, 2015 at Cumberland Medical Center. He was born on July 10, 1929 in Morganfield, KY to Richard Eugene and Lillian Davis Rednour.

Paul enjoyed playing pool with his friends at Fairpark Senior Center, going fishing, and loved country music. Before retiring he worked as a security guard at Asarco.

Paul is survived by son: Richard Eugene Rednour; daughters: Carolyn Corral (Raymond), and Paula Rednour; grandchildren: Scott Tovar, Heather Corral, Susan Corral, Chris Tayfoya, Richard Paul Rednour, and James Rednour; six great grandchildren; sisters: Amy Raymond, Ruby Johnson, and Joanne Dobbs. He was preceded in death by Richard Eugene and Lillian Rednour; brothers: Billy Rednour, Dillard Rednour, and Bobby Rednour; sister: Gaynell Brown.

Alpha Estridge

Alpha Estridge, 87, of Crossville, TN passed away on March 26, 2015. Family will receive friends on Saturday, March 28, 2015 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home. Funeral service will follow at 7:00 with Rev. Gene Burgess officiating.

Alpha was born on May 29, 1927 to Joseph Roosevelt and Nancy Ann Miniard in Greasy Creek, KY. She enjoyed working in both her vegetable garden and flower gardens. Alpha was Grandma to everyone. Loved her family and animals. Enjoyed watching Kentucky Wildcats Basketball and other sports.

Alpha is survived by: Son: Felix J. Estridge (Leshia); Daughters: Kathleen Davis (Jerry), Linda Bowles; Grandchildren: Greg Davis (Lori), Kristy Sheffield, Shawn Sheffield, Scott Estridge (Summer), Matthew Estridge (Nikki), June Montgomery; Six Great Grandchildren;
Brother: William R. Miniard; Sister: Thelma May Jackson. She was preceded in death by:
Parents: Joseph and Nancy Ann Miniard; Husband: John Estridge; Son: Kenny Estridge;
Daughter: Margaret L. Farmer; Brothers: John Miniard, Murphy Miniard, Major Miniard;
Sister: Alma Miniard.

Jesse James Davidson

Jesse James Davidson, 91, of Crossville, TN passed away on March 26, 2015 at Cumberland Medical Center. Family will receive friends on Sunday, March 29, 2015 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home. Funeral service at 4:00 with burial in Haleys Grove Cemetery.

Jesse was born on September 6, 1923 in Cumberland County, TN.  He served in the United States Navy during WWII. Jesse enjoyed fishing, hunting and gardening. Before retiring he worked as a press operator for Phillips Industries.

Jesse is survived by son: Gregory James Davidson (Jane); daughter: Stephanie Davidson Lowe; grandchildren: Jody Christopher Dyle, Melissa Lowe, James Lowe, Harley Davidson, and Treasure Davidson; ten great grandchildren; brothers: Ted Davidson, Tom Davidson, Joe Davidson, and Gene Davidson; sisters: Mary Walker, Evelyn Lanquist, Pauline Hamby, and Hazel Dixon. He was preceded in death by father: James Joe Davidson; wife: Virginia Ruth Burnett Davidson; five brothers, and ten sisters

Betty Ralstin

Betty RalstinBetty Ralstin, 79, of Crossville, TN passed away on March 25, 2015 at Cumberland Medical Center. Family will receive friends on Saturday, March 28, 2015 at Lantana Baptist Church from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Funeral Service will follow at 1:00 with Pastor Scott Johnson officiating. Burial will be on Monday, March 30 at 10:00 AM at Crossville City Cemetery.

Betty was born on December 29, 1935 in Stanford, KY to Eugel and Elizabeth Campbell Anderson. Before retiring she worked as a book keeper and secretary.

Betty is survived by: husband Paul Ralstin of Crossville, TN; son: Joe Wasson of Cookeville, TN; two grandchildren; twelve great grandchildren; brothers: Eugel Anderson of Crossville, TN, and Fredrick Mull of Lewisburg, TN. She was preceded in death by parents: Eugel and Elizabeth Anderson; sister: Gene Lindille.

Margaret Olson

margaret olson 003Margaret Ford Olson died March 20 2015 at the Wharton Home in the Uplands Village community in Pleasant Hill, Tn.  She was 84. A long-time resident of Oak Ridge, she was an avid traveler and devoted proponent of environmental causes such as those sponsored by the Sierra Club.

Mrs. Olson was born Margaret Ford in Houston, Tx. She was the daughter of Lester Randolph Ford Sr. and wife Marguerite, who preceded her in death. Margaret was a great-great granddaughter of Sam Houston, the first President of the Republic of Texas, and supported various historical projects related to her heritage.

Her mother was an accomplished landscape painter and her father was a renowned mathematician and author of classic textbooks.  In 1937 she moved with her family to Chicago, where her father taught at the Illinois Institute of Technology.

She grew up with her parents and older brother in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago and met her future husband, Jerry S. Olson, while they were students at the University of Chicago. They married in 1950, then moved to New Haven and Branford, Ct., where Mr. Olson was a forester at the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station. Mrs. Olson worked briefly as a librarian before giving birth to two daughters, Karen and Martha.

The family moved to Oak Ridge in 1958 when Mr. Olson joined the staff of Oak Ridge National Laboratory as a forester & ecologist.  Mrs. Olson was an enthusiastic homemaker – baking bread, sewing clothing and knitting sweaters for her family. She also raised honeybees and wove on a loom. The family traveled frequently for Mr. Olson’s work, including a trip to Europe where they lived in a Volkswagen microbus.

She volunteered extensively with the Camp Fire Girls and was a member of the Oak Ridge Unitarian Universalist Church for many years.  She was active in the Sierra Club, holding several official positions and maintaining records of their environmental initiatives.

Mrs. Olson worked part-time for the University of Tennessee Arboretum and the Coal Employment Project, an initiative promoting coal-mining careers for women. After a divorce, Mrs. Olson founded and ran her own company, Typing Services of Oak Ridge, also known as TYSOR.

After retiring in 1996 Mrs. Olson moved to the Uplands Village community of Pleasant Hill outside Crossville.  An avid lover of wildlife, she enjoyed feeding birds, squirrels, raccoons and possums. She traveled widely, sometimes by freighter, to exotic locations such as Easter Island, Antarctica and Machu Picchu, Peru. She was an active camper well into her 70s having outfitted two trucks for camping.

She is survived by two daughters, Karen Olson of Tallahassee, Fl.; Martha Olson of Knoxville, Tn. and Martha’s informally adopted children and grandchildren including special friend Vito Henderson age 7. Also survived by her brother, Lester R. Ford Jr. & his wife Naoma of Santa Barbara, Ca.; nine nieces and nephews and their children.

A memorial service will be held at 4 pm Saturday March 28 at Church of the Savior, 934 Weisgarber Road Knoxville, TN 37919.  A second memorial will be held at the Uplands community in Pleasant Hill TN at a time to be announced later.

Donations in lieu of flowers may be sent to the Sierra Club Foundation – Tennessee Chapter, 85 Second St. suite 750, San Francisco CA 94105.












Bob L. Evans

Bob Evans (139x200)Bob L. Evans, 75, of Fairfield Glade Community, went to be with the Lord on March 21, 2015 at Cumberland House. Family will receive friends on Friday, March 27, 2015 from 10:00 to 11:00 am at Central Baptist Church. Service will be held at 11:00 with Pastor Billy Kemp, and Pastor Roland Smith officiating.

Bob was born on April 8, 1939 in Throckmorton, Texas to Robert and Amanda Evans. After serving in the United States Navy he worked as a production manager for Cadence Design Systems for 22 years. Bob enjoyed going fishing, reading, and playing his guitar. While living in California and attending church, he taught 4th grade Sunday School and Junior High boys Sunday School. He was an usher during the time he attended Central Baptist Church.

Bob is survived by his wife of 54 years Joan C. Evans; daughters: Stacy M. Skelly, and Rochelle L. Meintz; grandchildren: Christiaan Skelly, Dylon Skelly (Brittney), Carter Skelly, Amanda Meintz, and Nathan Meintz; great grandchild: Wryn Skelly. He was preceded in death by parents; Robert and Amanda Eads Evans; grandchild: Tyler Skelly.

Johnny Frank Warner, II

Johnny Frank Warner, II, 49, of Crossville, TN passed away on March 18, 2015. Family will receive friends on Sunday, March 22, 2015 from 12:00 to 3:00 pm at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home. Funeral service will be at 3:00 with Steve Brown Officiating. Burial will follow in Linary Cemetery. Pallbearers will be George Jones, Elbert Farley, Scott Rogers, Ricky Sells, Chuck Dale, Rob Jones, Steve Kerley, and Julian Galan.

Johnny was born on May 6, 1965 in Crossville, TN to Johnny Ernest and Glenda Faye Shepherd Warner. He enjoyed playing golf, loved UT Football, and watching NASCAR.

Johnny is survived by parents: Johnny and Glenda Warner; daughter: Sidney Lee Ann Warner; numerous Aunts, Uncles, and cousins. He was preceded in death by Grandma and Grandpa Warner; Grandma and Grandpa Shepherd; Uncles Frankie Warner, and Buddy Warner; Aunt: Geraldine Hargis.

Tommy Creed Miller

Tommy Creed Miller, 83, of Sparta, TN passed away on March 17, 2015 at Cumberland Medical Center. He was born on September 17, 1931 in Crossville, TN to James and Verchie Emery Miller. Tommy enjoyed his job as a truck driver; loved being with friends and family. He dearly enjoyed listening to bluegrass and gospel music.

Family will receive friends on Saturday, March 21, 2015 from 11:00 am to 1:00 PM at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home. Funeral service will follow at 1:00 with Bro. Larry Potter officiating. Burial will be in Glade Creek Cemetery.

Tommy is survived by sons: Larry Miller (Sheila), Stevie Miller, and Tommy Ray Miller; daughters: Cathy Phillips (Keith), and Wanda Bohannon; grandchildren: Meagan Davis, Lindsey Miller, Greg Horn, Crystal Hale, Joey Miller, Valerie Miller, Tammy Davenport, Avery Davenport, Peggy Christianson, Shane Miller, and Trinity Miller; 25 Great Grandchildren; six great- great grandchildren; brothers: Willard Miller, Elzie Miller, Frank Miller, and Calvin Miller; sister: Glenna Hardy. He was preceded in death by parents: James and Verchie Miller; wife: Ila Rhee Miller; son: Jimmy Lee Miller; brothers: Howard Miller, and James Miller, Jr.; sister: Faye Marsh.