Kathryn Gumbel

Kathryn Gumbel of Fairfield Glade, age 85, was born on March 14, 1931 to Donald and Ruth Snell in Canton, Illinois and passed away at her residence on October 19, 2016. Kay was known for many things; loving wife & mother, generous “G-Ma”, out-going, optimistic, and an easy person to talk to.

She is survived by husband- Joseph H Gumbel; sons- Bruce Gumbel, and Mark Gumbel; daughter- Kathy (Gumbel) McGlothin; many grandchildren and great grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Hospice of Cumberland County (30 East Adams Street  Crossville, TN 38555.)

Nova Nevie Ledford

Nova Nevie Ledford, age 77, was born on December 2, 1938 in Shelbyanna, Kentucky to Frank and Croteal Sherlock and passed away on October 20, 2016 in Crossville, Tennessee. She was a housewife that enjoyed the duties of cooking and cleaning. She loved to take care of her husband, Elmer. Her favorite hobbies were reading and crocheting. She also loved animals and feeding the geese gave her joy.

Nova is survived by her husband- Elmer Ledford; sons- Quentin Ledford (Helen), and Gideon Ledford; daughter- Rebecca Bull (Donald); brother- Jim Sherlock; nieces- Rachel Jennings; and nephew- Clay Sherlock. She was preceded in death by her parents- Frank Holloway Sherlock and Croteal McBreyer Sherlock.

Family will receive friends Saturday, October 29, 2016 at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses at 2:00 PM.

Belvia Anna Hassler

Belvia Anna Hassler, 88, was born on July 11, 1928  to Reuben and Vernie Wightman in Pleasant Hill, TN and passed away at WyndRidge Health & Rehabilitation Center on October 16, 2016. She enjoyed sewing and reading. Belvia also loved watching Lady Vols Basketball and traveling.

She is preceded in death by her parents- Reuben and Vernie Wightman; husband- J.C. Hassler; brothers- Lloyd, Kermit and Gerald Marlin; sisters- Joanna Wightman, Alice Thompson and Margie Segal.

She is survived by her children- Sarena Flowers (Steve), Clara Davis (Tom), Sam Hassler (Linda), Terry Hassler (Vinnie); grandchildren- Monica Cason (Willie), Brandon Hood, Isaac Davis (Season), Kara Campbell (Will), Rebecca Christopher (Mark), Jennifer Lindsey (Mike), Ben Hassler (Rachael), Jared Hassler (Emily), LeAnn Taylor (Michael), and Lindsey Baker (Kristopher); 17 great grandchildren; brother- Bill Wightman; sister- Opal Sells (Royse); nieces and nephews.

Family will receive friends at First Congregational Church on Tuesday, October 18, 2016 from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. with a funeral service to follow. Burial will be in Crossville City Cemetery on Tuesday, October 18, 2016. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Second Chance in Crossville, TN.

Bobbye Jean Shipe

bobbye-shipeBobbye Jean Shipe, age 85, was born on September 10, 1931 to John and Della Silvey in Wheat Community of Roane County and passed away at her residence on October 13, 2016. She left a legacy of love. Bobbye was raised in church and loved the Lord. She read the Bible and followed its teachings, she was a prayer warrior. She was a member of Pine Eden Baptist Church and sang in the choir, a member of the Joy Group and worked in the clothes closet. She was a dedicated wife of 65 years and mother to not only her own 6 children but to all who were fortunate to cross her path. Bobbye was strong, brave, caring, compassionate, loving, selfless and attentive to everyone’s needs over her own. She was fondly called Nana by not only her own family but also by those who knew her and loved her. She loved and respected God’s creation and brought her gentle touch to His creatures as well. She loved her farm and worked tirelessly to can food from the garden and take care of live stock. Bobbye also impacted many lives through her journey here on earth and will be greatly missed but never forgotten.

She is survived by her sons- Gary Shipe (Mary); Steve Shipe (Linda); Mark Shipe; and Chris Shipe (Rebekah); daughter- Rebecca Skudin (Michael); grandchildren- Charlie, Logan, Megan, Jessica, Steven, Erika, Sarah, Nick, Katie, and Matthew; 16 great-grandchildren; brother- Harold Silvey and sister- Johnnie Msarsa of Knoxville, TN.

Bobbye is preceded in death by her parents- John and Della Silvey; husband- James Shipe; son- James Michael Shipe; and grand-daughter Jennifer Marie Shipe.

The family will have a private service at a later date.

Connie Sue Wadsworth

Connie Sue Wadsworth, age 70, was born on October 6, 1946 and passed away at Vanderbilt University Medical Center on October 6, 2016. She enjoyed riding horses and spending time with her grandchildren. Connie also was a caretaker with her husband Bill at the Gospel Baptist Tabernacle in Crossville.

She is survived by husband-Bill Wadsworth, sons- James Wadsworth (Kristen); Steve Wadsworth (Amy); and Tommy Wadsworth (Michelle), grandchildren- Jacob Wadsworth, Donavan Wadsworth, and Tera Wadsworth, sister- Bonnie Frady.

Connie is preceded in death by her parents and brothers- Marion Kirk, and Bill Kirk.

Family will receive friends at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home and Crematory Inc. on Friday, October 14 from 5 to 7 P.M. with a funeral service to follow. Burial will be in Ozone Cemetery on Saturday, October 15 at 10 A.M.

Dewey Allison Stafford

Dewey Allison Stafford entered into this world on October 1, 1949. He was born in Bledsoe County to James Albert Stafford and Betty Ruth (Bice) Stafford, and was raised in Cumberland County. He was a hard working man who spent his career in construction and operating heavy machinery. He was a Christian man who loved his Lord and his family and he attended the Bible Methodist Church in Crossville. He loved to hunt and fish and work on cars with his sons. He is survived by his wife Virginia Dean (Garrett) Stafford– Sons Chris Stafford and wife Jodi, Joshua Stafford and his wife Lisa, and Phillip Stafford– Grandchildren Evan Stafford, Isayiah Otero, Noah Otero, Elijah Otero, Wyatt Stafford, and Alyssa Stafford– Brothers John Stafford and Larry Stafford– and Sisters Nancy Kilby and Mary Kimball. He was preceded in death by his parents James Albert Stafford and Betty Ruth (Bice) Stafford, and brothers Earl Stafford and Jerry Stafford. He was devoted to his Lord and family and will be deeply missed by so many. Dewey Allison Stafford departed this world with his family by his side and went home to be with his Lord on Saturday, October 8, 2016 at 12:26 AM. Pallbearers for Dewey Allison Stafford are Caleb Stafford, Tim Matthews, David Garrett, Lee Garrett, Anthony Griffin and Terry Garrett.

2 Timothy 4:7 “I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith.”

William Delmer Honea

William Delmar Honea, age 73, was born on December 17, 1942 in Atlanta, GA to Arthur and Ruth Honea and passed away at his residence on September 30, 2016. He enjoyed being outside fishing and boating. William also liked golfing in his spare time.

He is survived by his wife- Rosemary T Honea; Son- Thomas Kent Honea (Lisa); Daughter- Shannon Leigh Honea Gomez (Michael); Grandchildren- Montana Jewell, and Abbey Gomez; Brother- Arthur Lee Honea Jr.; and Sister- Mary Lois Patton

William is proceeded in death by his Parents- Arthur and Ruth Honea; Brother- John Garvin Honea; and Sisters- Thelma Loise Bradford and Katherine White.

Patricia Ann Griffith

Patricia Ann Griffith, age 64, was born on December 4, 1951 in Crossville, Tn to Edgar and Thelma Lucille Parsons and passed away at Ft. Sanders in Knoxville, TN on September 28, 2016. In her younger years, she enlisted in the Air Force, did some nursing at Cumberland Medical Center, and was a book keeper at Mountain Builders. She excelled at being a business owner, owning Griffith Lawn Craft and Griffith Stone. Patricia was on the cooking team at church and enjoyed studying her Bible, giving advice and helping others. She loved her cats, flower gardening, and reading. Nascar Racing was her passion!

She is survived by her daughters- Sheila Sisco and Trina Rector; grandchildren- Jackson Griffith, Heather Gentile, Lucas McDonald, and Logan McDonald; five great grandchildren; and a special nephew- Keith Griffith. She was preceded in death by her husband- Carl Griffith and grand daughter- Shaylee McDonald.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, October 1, 2016 from 12 to 2 with the service to follow. Pastor Harold Qualls will officiate and the burial will be in Creston Cemetery following the service.

Inez Victoria Neely

Inez Victoria Neely, age 94, was born on October 26, 1921 to Henry and Virginia Clevenger in Morgan County, Kentucky and passed away on September 27, 2016 in Crossville, Tn. She loved to crochet and quilt in her spare time. Inez also liked to garden and read.

She is survived by her sons- Ralph Fannin (Judy), David Neely (Sherry Edwards); daughters- Lorae Phillips (Michael), Michelle Hinds (Todd); grandchildren- Scott Fannin, Kevin Fannin, Eric Phillips, Heather Phillips, Marvin Parsons; and 16 great grandchildren.

Inez was preceded in death by her husband- Samuel W. Neely; parents- Henry and Virginia Clevenger; brothers- Glenn, Pete, Emery Lee, Clyde; sisters- Mae, Tennie, and Lennie.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, September 29, 2016 at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home from 1:00 to 2:00 with a funeral service to follow. Pastor Josh Cardwell will be officiating. She will be laid to rest in Bowman Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please send to Revolution Church of Crossville or charity of choice.

Richard Ely

richard-elyRichard Ely, age 81, was born on November 14, 1934 to Seth and Mabel Ely in Flint, Michigan and passed away on September 24, 2016 in Crossville, TN. He was an auto worker for General Motors for over 30 years and in his spare time enjoyed fishing and golfing.

He is survived by his wife- Barbara Jones Ely; daughters- Regina Musselman (Joseph), Michele Kalman (Otto), and Paula Reuman (Gene); sons- Richard Ely, Jamey Wesley (Ashleigh), and Shawn Wesley (Scarlett); grandchildren- Ellen Baker, Seth, Tim, and Sean Wheaton, Melissa Collins, and Emma and Dalton Wesley; and 10 great grandchildren. Richard was preceded in death by his siblings and his parents- Seth and Mabel Bostater Ely.

The family will receive friends at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home on Tuesday, September 27, 2016, from 10 to 11 with a memorial service to follow. Billy Kemp will officiate.