William Grant Cox

G & S - CopyWilliam Grant Cox passed away peacefully at home with his loving wife at his side on 9-27-2014. He was born in Crossville on 3-27-1934.  His parents were Link and Mildred (Hamby) Cox.  He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Sue, 3 daughters, Kelly Lee Shaw (Mark), Stacey Lynn (Dennis) Peterson, and Carlene Susanne LaGuardia, 6 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren, 2 brothers, Boyd (Elaine) of Crossville and  Glenn  (Judy) of GA and one sister Fern (James) Curtis of Charleston TN and 9 nieces and nephews.
After high school graduation Grant left Crossville to make his way in California.  He was in the Army, stationed in CA and when his tour was over he stayed. He had a career as a metallurgical engineer in the aerospace field. He married Sue in 1973 where they spent 7 ½ years living on a boat, a life he truly loved, so much that he was building a larger one to take its place.  In 1980 they left the California pace for a quieter life in TN.  Grant was blessed with many talents, including expert woodworking, the design and building of many different types of machinery, including a mobile vertical sawmill and a machine that cut 2 x 4’s into grade stakes.  The thrill for him was the challenge of design and construction, just to see if he could do it! His other talents included building their first house here in Crossville and the design and building of cabinets and furniture.
As a boy he was an avid hunter, trapper and fisherman.  His love of fishing and hunting continued into adulthood. He was always interested in motorcycles and 2009 he rode his Yamaha to Arizona and back at Thanksgiving time, a ride that brought him great joy.  Most recently he acquired a 2007 Mustang which really made him smile..
He was precede in death by his parents, brother Kenneth and an infant son, William Grant Cox
A Celebration of Life will be held Wednesday October 1 at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home.  Visitation from 3-4pm and service following. In lieu of flowers, the family requests a donation to the Salvation Army, the building fund of Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church or a charity of your choice.


Patman Wright Cooper

Patman CooperPatman Wright Cooper, age 79, was born on June 15, 1935 to Alexander and Ava Cooper in Fentress County, Tennessee and passed away on September 27, 2014 in Crossville, Tennessee. He was a local barber, cutting the hair of many people over the years. He loved to work! He enjoyed gardening, but could be found in his latter years hanging out with his dog, Rachel.

He is survived by his wife- Lynn Cox Cooper; daughters- Ava Darlene Coffey (Thomas) and Carolyn Annettee Childers (Greg); two grandchildren- Frances Olivia Childers and Gerald Cooper Childers; brothers- Claude “Bud” Cooper and Clue David Cooper; and sister- Mabel Irene Guffey.

He was preceded in death by his parents- Alexander Cooper and Ava Turner Cooper; brother- Carver Shannon Cooper; and sister- Veachel Linder.

The family will receive friends at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home on Sunday, September 28, 2014, from 5 to 7. The funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Monday the 29th at 10:00 am with Bro. Marvin Orewiler and Bro. Ray Savage officiating. The burial will take place on Tuesday, September 30, 2014, at 10:00 am in Tollett’s Chapel Cemetery.

Margaret Wendt

Margaret Wendt, 82, of Fairfield Glade, TN passed away on September 16, 2014 at Good Samaritan. She was born on August 28, 1932 in Parma, MO to Joseph and Opal Summer Stepp. Before retiring Margaret and her husband James were the owners of Top Flite Market in Crossville, TN. James and Margaret were married for 61 years.

Margaret is survived by husband: James Wendt; son: James Bruce Wendt (Jody) of Crossville, TN; grandson: James Bruce Wendt II of Texas; brother F. M. Stepp of CA. She was preceded in death by her parents; and son: Jeffery Allen Wendt.

David Frederick Conway

David ConwayDavid Frederick Conway, 72, of Crossville, TN passed away on September 15, 2014. He was born on April 5, 1942 in Knox County, TN  to Royce Hubert and Anne Montgomery Conway. He is survived by his wife Patricia Conway; daughters: Marla Myers (Tom) of Heiskell, TN, Lisa Conway of Unionville, TN, and Melissa Acierno (Jeff) of Youngstown, OH. In lieu of flowers make a donation to Hospice of Cumberland County or the American Cancer Society.

Ronald Edward Marquess

Ronald Edward Marquess, 75, of Crossville, TN passed away on September 12, 2014 at Cumberland House. Family will receive friends on Monday, September 15, 2014 from 5:30 to 7:00 pm at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home. Funeral service will follow at 7:00 with Rev. Christine Archer officiating. Pallbearers will be Rob Clarke, James Marquess, Daniel Marquess, Dylan Marquess, J C Hancock, Roy Phipps, and Abe Iles.

Ronald was born on August 31, 1938 in Fayetteville, TN to Paul Smith and Mary Francis Jobe Marquess. He enjoyed reading, doing yard work, spending time with his family, and Vol’s football.

Ronald is survived by his wife: Lee Ann Duran Marquess; sons: James Whitney Marquess, and Daniel Milton Marquess (Felisitus); grandson: Dylan James Marquess; brother: Theodore Marquess (Melissa); several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Jackie Lee Pleasant

Jackie Lee Pleasant, 65, of Crossville, TN passed away on September 10, 2014 at Cumberland House. Family will receive friends on Sunday, September 14, 2014 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home. Funeral service will follow at 3 o’clock with Pastor David Sitler officiating. Burial will be in Thomas Springs Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Rooker Pleasant, Jim Pleasant, Tyler Kerley, Johnny Pleasant, Danny Davis, and Gaelin Pleasant.

Jack was born on July 15, 1949 in Crossville, TN to John Richard and Gladys Lee Davis Pleasant. His occupation was a painter.

Jack is survived by his wife: Wanda Norris Pleasant; son: Rooker Pleasant

(Marnee); grandchildren: Gaelin Pleasant, Andra Pleasant, and Karah Pleasant; brothers: Danny Davis, Johnny Pleasant, and Jimmy Pleasant (Sandy); sisters: Margaret Taylor, and Donna Sisco (Billy). He was preceded in death by parents, and brother Walter Pleasant.

John Ed Barnwell

John Ed Barnwell, 57, of Crossville, TN passed away on September 5, 2014 at Methodist Medical Center in Oakridge, TN. Family will receive friends on Monday, September 8, 2014 from 1:00 to 3:00 PM at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home. Funeral service will follow at 3 with Pastor Mike McCoy officiating. Burial will be in Haleys Grove Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Boo, Stevie Gibson, Jason Thompson, Zack Barnwell, Chad Nesbit, and Nathan Barnwell.

John was born on June 17, 1957 in Crossville, TN to Arthur and Georgia Pippen Barnwell. He enjoyed riding motorcycles and horses.

John is survived by sons: Zack Barnwell (Michellia), and Steven Gibson (Becky); daughters: Tausha Nesbit (Chad), and Jamie Gibson (David Flynn); grandchildren: Ethan, Gaven, Bravin, Cameron, Jacob, Morgan, Tyler, Baylee, Adrian, Issac, Skyler, and Makaley; brothers: Floyd Barnwell, Erve “Stick” Barnwell; sisters: Debbie Myers, Eulenia Campbell, and Bertha Benson. He was preceded in death by parents; wives: Judy K. Barnwell, and Lisa Barnwell; brothers: Paul Barnwell and Gilbert Barnwell; sisters: Elsie Miller, Thelma Hall, Ella Mae Hughes, and Lennis Potter; granddaughter: Haley Marie.

Wylie Elmore Jr

Wylie Elmore Jr., age 57, was born on June 4, 1957 in Marion, IN to Wylie and Mary Elmore and passed away on Sept. 5, 2014 in Sevierville, TN. He was a roofer and enjoyed working on cars and playing guitars.

Wylie is survived by his parents- Jackie and Mary Conley; children- Nathaniel and Elizabeth; brother- David Elmore; and sisters- Connie Williams, Linda Ogle, and Katherine Earhart. He is preceded in death by his father- Wylie Haskel Elmore and brother- Billy Elmore.

The family will receive friends at Crossville Memorial on Sunday, September 7,2014, from 12 to 2 with funeral service to follow. Pastor Harold Qualls will officiate and burial will be in Slate Springs Cemetery.

Faye Marie Smith

FayeFaye Marie Smith, 89, of Crossville, TN passed away on August 31, 2014 at Life Care Center of Crossville. Family will receive friends on Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home. Funeral service will follow on Thursday at 8:00 pm with Mike McCoy officiating. Burial will be on Friday, Sept. 5 at 10:00 am at Pomona Cemetery.

Faye was born on July 4, 1925 to Bert L. and Vergie McCormick Farris. She is survived by sons: Darrell L. Smith and Gerald L. Smith; brother: Bert “Bobby” Farris, Jr. (Gwen); sisters: Janie Wyatt (Albert), and Virginia Taylor. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband: Herman L. Smith; brothers: James Calvin Farris and Gene Farris.



The family would like to extend eternal gratitude to Debbie and Roger Holloway for all the friendship and care given to Faye over the years.

Faye babysat many many children that lovingly referred to her as Momma Faye.

Special thanks to her caregivers and friends at Life Care.

Alene Lewis

Alene Lewis, age 72, was born March 31, 1942 in Bryson City, NC to Thomas and Laura Johnson and passed away August 22, 2014 in Crossville, TN. She was a housewife that enjoyed gardening, remodeling her own house, and making crafts.

She is survived by her son- John Albert Weiler; daughters- Michelle Louise Gibbs and Stephanie Dainelle Cunningham; grandchildren- Eleashea, Jessica, Samantha, Joseph, Laura, John Michael, Ricky, Michael, and Josh; great grandchildren- Kristen, Henry, Tyler, David, Lorvana, Billy, Patience, Race, Brielle, and Michael; one great great grandchild; brother- William Earl “Bill” Johnson; and sisters- Bernice Jones, Venice Collins, Ora Blanche Ashburn, and Clara Bell Hubbard.

She was preceded In Death by her parents-Thomas Waitsel Johnson and Laura Bell Carson Johnson; husband- Jerome Johnson; son- William Richard Weiler; daughter- Laura Ann Weiler Arredondo; brothers- Arville, Arnold, and Winfred Johnson; and sisters- Joyce Johnson, Margie Lance, and Mattie Sherril.

The family will receive friends at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home on Monday, August 25, 2014, from 1 to 2 pm with the service to follow. Bro. Ralph Reagan will officiate.