Richard John Werderitch

Richard John Werderitch was born in Detroit, Michigan on December 16, 1928

to John and Elizabeth Werderitch.Richard graduated from Southwestern High School in Detroit, Michigan and was a member of the Honor Society. He finished 2 years at Lawrence Technical University.

He entered Military Service in 1951, serving until February 1953, during the
Korean War conflict. He was stationed at Fort Bragg as a Photo Interpreter with the 304 Military Unit and attended Army Ground School at Fort Riley, Kansas.

Richard started his banking career in 1954 after departing the service.
He was a Senior Purchasing Agent at Manufacturers/Comerica Bank in Detroit
and retired after more than 34 years of work.

He married his love of his life, Ruth Landau, in September 1957 and started a family.

He is a father to Paul Werderitch (Dona) of Indianapolis, Indiana and
Nancy Werderitch Mincovsky (Jonathan) of Detroit, Michigan.
He is a proud grandfather to Daniel Werderitch and Ethan Mincovsky.Richard was a proud member of the Boy Scouts of American for 20 years,
the Junior Achievement for 10 years and the Optimist Club of Michigan.
He volunteered at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Detroit and was a greeter at Fairfield Glade

United Methodist Church, served as President of the Korean War Veteran Association in Fairfield Glade for 2 years and was a life member.When Ruth retired, they moved down to Fairfield Glade in
May of 2002 to enjoy golf and being able to travel as they wished.
They shared their 50th Wedding Anniversary in 2007 with family and friends
here at Fairfield Glade.

Richard’s sense of humor, his wit for stories and his love of family will be
greatly missed.

In lieu of flowers. A donation to the local Korean War Veterans association Plateau group #297. I think that is their chapter number, the American Red Cross or the American heart association in my dads name would greatly be appreciated.

Herbert Hoover Hankins

Herbert Hoover Hankins, 86, of Crossville, TN passed away on November 16, 2014 at Cumberland Medical Center. Family will receive friends on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home. Funeral service will follow at 7:00 with Bro. Scott Johnson officiating.

Herbert was born on February 24, 1928 in Pikeville, TN to John H. and Willie Phebe Crawford Hankins. He served in the United States Army and worked as a farmer. Herbert enjoyed hunting and woodworking.

Herbert is survived by son: Michael Hankins (Sue); daughters: Charlotte Smith (Karl), and Kathy Moore; grandchildren: Roy Thomas Adams (Sherri), Steve Lewis (Connie), Chuck Lewis (Debbie); five great grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; numerous Nieces and Nephews.

He was preceded in death by parents: John H. and Willie Phebe Hankins; wife: Dollie Hankins; four brothers and five sisters.

Amos Carson Duncan, Jr.

Amos Carson Duncan, Jr., 87 years old, passed away Friday morning, November 7, 2014, surrounded by family, at Cookeville Medical Center.  Amos was born March 1, 1927 in Forest City, NC to May Belle (Goddin) and Dr. Amos C. Duncan, Sr.  He served in the Navy during WWII and worked for International Harvester Corporation most of his career. After retirement, he started a financial consulting company, helping small businesses with growth and development. Amos was an elder at Raleigh Presbyterian Church in Memphis, TN and an active leader with the Boy Scouts for more than 15 years. In 1998, he moved from Memphis to Fairfield Glade, TN where he became a founding member of Westminster Presbyterian Church.  He also served as President of the community chess club.  Amos was happiest when cooking and entertaining with family and friends.  He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother and two sisters.  He was also preceded by his first wife, Virginia Smith Duncan, and his second wife, Polly Smith Duncan.  Amos is survived by his older brother, Max C. Duncan of Savannah, GA, three daughters, Debbie (James) Cochran of Memphis, TN, Pam (James) Fields of Chattanooga, TN, Sherry (David) Moss of Signal Mountain, TN and son, Douglas (Tena) Duncan of Memphis, TN.  Additionally, Amos is survived by his four step-children, Sarah (Mark) Pfaffenroth of Fairfield Glade, TN, Marquis Smith of Lafayette, LA, Suzanne (Douglas) Reynolds of Tomball, TX and Nancy (Keith) Faust of Bartlett, TN, along with 14 grandchildren. A service celebrating Amos’ life will be held in Fairfield Glade on January 3, 2015, with details to be announced later. He will be buried with his family in Forest City, NC.  In lieu of flowers, donations would be appreciated to either Westminster Presbyterian Church, 114 Stonehenge Drive, Fairfield Glade, TN 38558 or Signal Mountain Christian School Capital Campaign, 808 Key Hulse, Signal Mountain, TN 37377.

Maggie Dell Wilson

Maggie Dell Wilson, 90, of Charlotte, NC formerly of the Crossville area. She passed away on November 9, 2014 at her home. Family will receive friends on Saturday, November 15, 2014 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home. Funeral service will be at 12:00 with Pastor Ralph Reagan Officiating. Burial will follow in Graveyard Ridge Cemetery in Spencer, TN.  In lieu of flowers donation may be made to the Bread of Life Rescue Mission, P O Box 1414 Crossville, TN 38557. Pallbearers will be David Heffernan, Patrick Heffernan, Darryl Hensley, Daniel Cassel, Scott Benge, and Bob Baldwin.

Maggie was born on February 14, 1924 in Clifty, TN to Burt and Lottie Van Winkle Lewis. Maggie owned and operated her beauty salon for 50 years in the Crossville area. She was an expert at all art needle crafts, and avid gardener. She was loved by all that knew her and she will be greatly missed. A memorial service will be held in Clover SC at a later date to be announced.

Maggie is survived by daughters: Deloris Baldwin and husband Robert of Clover, SC; Eileen Cassel of Denver, CO; and Charlotte Benge and husband Scott of Clinton, TN; sons: Norman Davis and wife Ricky of Crossville, TN, and Alfred Wilson of Crossville, TN; six grandchildren; six great grandchildren; one great –great granddaughter. She was preceded in death by parents: Burt and Lottie [Van Winkle] Lewis, four sisters, two brothers, and two husbands.


Edna Sue Burke

Edna BurkeEdna Sue Burke, 71, of Crossville, TN passed away on November 4, 2014 at Cumberland Medical Center. Family will receive friends on Saturday, November 8, 2014 from 12:00 to 2; 00 pm at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home. Memorial service will follow at 2:00 with Chip Bond officiating.

Edna was born on August 11, 1943 in Cumberland County, TN to William Potter and Alice Elizabeth Farr. She enjoyed cooking, crocheting, knitting, and loved spending time with and taking care of the grandchildren.

Edna is survived by: husband: Dallas Burke; daughter: Ruby Smith; grandchildren: Dallas, Melinda, and Douglas; great-grandchildren: Hunter, Shane, and Veronica; brothers: Homer Farr, Robert Farr, Billy Potter, Pete Potter, and Shane Potter; sisters: Mary Muncie, Johnny Farr, Glenis Norris, and Elizabeth Jesinski. She was preceded in death by parents William Potter and Alice Elizabeth Farr; sister: Thelma Langston; brothers: Claude Campbell, Douglas Farr, James Edward Farr, and Franklin Farr.

George Glenn Ridner

George Glenn Ridner, 58, of Crossville, TN passed away on November 1, 2014 at Cumberland Medical Center. Family will receive friends on Wednesday, November 5, 2014 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home. Funeral service will follow at 1:00 with Hank Jones officiating. Burial will be in Eastland Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Trevor Martin, Billy Dodson, Robert Netherton, and Preston Clark.

George was born on March 5, 1956 in Dayton, Ohio to George Glenn Ridner, Sr. and Lue Shifflett Ridner Mau. He is survived by wife: Lisa Miller Ridner of Crossville, TN; son: Charles Ridner (Stephanie) of AL; daughter: Angela Netherton; grandchildren: James, Mary and Damien Ridner, Trevor and Mercedez Martin and Jayden Netherton; sisters: Chris Thomas of OH, Jewell Ridner of TN, Betty Calderon of MI, and Melanie Shifflett Ridner Warner of IN; mother-in-law: Shirley Dayten; host of Nieces and Nephews. He is missed by his two cats, Poodoo and Kikidee. He was preceded in death by parents; and brother: Donald Tudor.

Anna Mae Hill

Anna Mae Hill, 78, of Crossville, TN passed away on November 1, 2014 at Cumberland House. Family will receive friends on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held at 7:00 pm with Mark Bass and Paul Hoyd officiating. Burial will be on Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at 10:00 am at Crossville City Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Rusty Hill, Tommy Waltman, Rick Godsey, Jason Whittenburg, Gary Hedgecoth, and Kenny Smith. In lieu of flowers please make donations to Hospice of Cumberland County.

Anna was born on December 14, 1935 in Crossville, TN to Richard and Mary Edith Davidson Dyal. She enjoyed painting, sewing, working in her flower gardens, sports, and cooking. Most of all Anna loved spending time with family and friends.

Anna is survived by brother: Danny Nichols of Centralia, IL; sister: Frances Nichols of Crossville, TN; daughters: Dana Godsey (Rick), Joan Waltman (Tommy), and Teri Hill all of Crossville, TN; son: Rusty Hill of Atlanta, GA; five grandchildren. She was preceded in death by parents: Richard and Mary Edith Davidson Dyal; husband: Marvin C. Hill; sister: Sadie Hedgecoth.

Noella Renee Westman

Renee bookmarkNoella Renee Westman, age 55, was born on August 14, 1959 in Fairfield, California to Joseph Emmitt and Bonnie Voncile Ward Silcox and passed away on October 28, 2014 in Montrose, Colorado. She worked in customer service for David C Cook in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Renee loved being a mother and as she grew older her grandchildren became her life. She was an adventurous lady that enjoyed the outdoors, with snowshoeing, hiking, kayaking and swimming being at the top of her list.

Renee is survived by her children- Jason Westman (Kris) of PA, Laura Hawks (Michael) of Montrose, CO, Robert Westman (Kristin) of Colorado Springs, CO, and Paul Westman of PA; grand children- Kayla, Brandon, Andrew, Kara, Jacob, Joshua, and Lilianna; parents- Joe and Bonnie Silcox; brothers- Joe and Daniel Silcox; and sisters- Rebekah Bell and Lydia Silcox.

Her memorial service will be held in the chapel of David C Cook in Colorado Springs, CO on Saturday, November 1, 2014 at 4:00 PM with Pastor Jeff Anderson officiating.

Albert B. Wyatt

Albert B. Wyatt, 74, of Crossville, TN passed away on October 26, 2014. He was born September 4, 1940, one of 12 children; son of Walter and Gladys Wyatt. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers: Robert and George Wyatt; sister: Eula Walker; granddaughter: Britney Nicole Wyatt.

Albert is survived by his wife of 54 years Janie Farris Wyatt; son: Bert Wyatt (Pam); granddaughter Cassie and grandson Brandon; brothers: Tom, Alfred, and Ronnie; sisters: Mary, Edna, Myrtle, Vivian, and Jenny; lots of Nieces and Nephews.

Albert was a retired city equipment operator. He loved the outdoors, especially hunting and riding four-wheelers. He enjoyed doing anything to get to spend time with his grandchildren.

Family will receive friends on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home. Funeral service will be on Thursday, October 30, at 2:00 pm with Pastor Mike McCoy officiating. Burial will follow in Oaklawn Cemetery at Pomona.

Ruth Franzenburg Koepke

KoepkeRuth F. Koepke, 92, of Fairfield Glade, TN, formerly Plymouth, MI, died Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at Good Samaritan Society. Ruth was born May 8, 1922 in Ceylon, Minnesota, to Paul (an immigrant from Germany) and Bertha Beck Franzenburg (widowed mother of three, James, Hubert and Maxine Watkins Paisley). Paul and Bertha had five children: Paul Jr., Jean (Belz), Ruth, Wilhemina “Billie” (Katzenmeyer) and Collyn (Schmidt). Collyn of Lookout Mountain, Ga.,
survives Ruth. At the age of 16, Ruth experienced the untimely death of her mother.
The Franzenburgs settled in Conrad, Iowa after many moves during the Great Depression. Ruth was a 1939 graduate of Conrad High School, and 1943 graduate of University of Iowa. Ruth enlisted in the United States Army and served her country during World War II as a physical therapist. She received her training at Army-Navy General Hospital in Hot Springs, Arkansas and was assigned, as a Second Lieutenant, to Mayo General Hospital in Galesburg, Illinois where
she met her husband and dancing partner of 69 years, Russell Charles Koepke of Chicago, Illinois.

After 4 months of courtship, Ruth and Russ were married March 17, 1945. Russ, 97, survives his wife, Ruth. Following their discharge from the Army, they relocated to Chicago, Illinois and had eight children – Paula, San Francisco, CA, Peter (Mhairi) Cold Spring, NY, Thomas (Deborah), Stanton, MI, William (died 2010), Jane Cartwright (Jack) Seaside, OR , Kathryn (John Osburn),
Portland, OR, Elizabeth Jamo (James) East Lansing, MI, Christopher (Elizabeth Clark) Eldersburg, MD and grandchildren Elena, Cristina, Ross, Benjamin, Jaclyn, Katie Jane, Claire, Maya and Gavin. Ruth (Granny) is remembered as a strong, dependable, loving, warm, caring, and courageousindividual. She was wonderfully calm and practical during their children’s developmental years and fostered independence. She listened intently, was a great conversationalist and cherished
heartfelt giggles. She loved the joy of music. Ruth and Russ welcomed many into their home. She loved connecting people from all walks of life. Russ once wrote, “Ruth is a mountain of support and with her warmth, charm and out stretched arms she has conquered all.”

Ruth and Russ enjoyed dancing, worldwide travels, community service, vacationing at Torch Lake and spending time with family and friends. While living in Plymouth, MI, Ruth was awarded the Ford Citizen of the Year in 1966 for her outstanding civic service by serving the community working with the Girl Scouts, providing leadership as the Vice President of the Christian Family Movement, promoting and advocating for civil rights as a member of the
Assembly for Human Relations, supporting and campaigning member of the Democratic Party, canvassing for the Mothers’ March of Dimes, participating in the University Women’s Club, and serving as a Eucharistic Minister in the Catholic Church. She was also very active with a foreign exchange student program by becoming a host family for several students. Years later, she
received Tennessee Titans Quarterback Award for her many years of service to Hospice of Cumberland County. Ruth was also employed as a physical therapist and provided therapy to many children with developmental and physical disabilities in Michigan through various schooldistricts and programs.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, November 15th at 11:00 a.m., at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 7503 Peavine Road, Fairfield Glade, TN 38558. Memorial Contributions in Ruth’s memory may be made to Hospice of Cumberland County or Southern Poverty Law Center. A luncheon has been planned at the church following the committal service in St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church columbarium. The family wishes to thank the wonderful staff
of the Good Samaritan Society, Fairfield Glade, TN for their outstanding care.
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Address and Websites for Memorial Donations
Hospice of Cumberland County                                Southern Poverty Law Center
30 E Adams St.                                                         400 Washington Ave.
Crossville, TN 38555                                                Montgomery, AL 36104