Hannah Carson Peterson

Hannah Carson Peterson, 90, of Crossville, TN passed away on August 9, 2014 at Wyndridge Health and Rehab. Center. She was born on January 29, 1924 in New Castle, Tyne, England. Before retiring Hannah worked as a retail store manager. Hannah enjoyed sewing.

Hannah is survived by son: Douglas Alan Peterson (Beverly), granddaughter: Jacqueline. She was preceded in death by parents: Thomas and Isabella Brown; husband: Evald Peterson; brothers: Thomas Brown, and Norman Brown; sister: Isabelle Swoop.


David Lawrence Yoder

With a heavy heart, I, David L Yoder’s daughter would like to let the city of Crossville know that my dad, David L Yoder, son of Firm Harrison Yoder and Patricia Yasenchak passed from this world into the arms of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Friday, August 8th, 2014 in Huntsville, AL at the age of 68. David L Yoder is survived by his beautiful, Godly wife of 49 years, Jean Ware Yoder.  David L Yoder graduated from Officer Commission School 1-67 in Fort Sill OK. David was a veteran of the Vietnam War. He proudly served in the United States Army for five years and the National Guard for twenty-two years. He also served at the Crossville Post Office for 25 years.


My dad was a man of honor who protected and provided for his home, wife, children and grandchildren as God called him too. David is survived by is only son, Scott David Yoder.  David is also survived by two daughters, Brenda Yoder Reeks married to John Christopher Reeks and Jennifer Danielle Friel married to Daniel Patrick Friel.


My dad is also survived by his grand kids, which are his pride and joy. He and my mother spent countless days and miles traveling around the Eastern United States watching their grand kids play sports. Dad first began his journey of being the most proud grandfather with his oldest grandson, Tyler Brandin Yoder (18). My dad would not be pleased with me if I didn’t brag on the fact that Tyler will be playing basketball for Bryan College. Then came his second bundle of joy, Ashlyn Danielle Friel (14), who he chased around watching her play softball and basketball. Dad would be so full of joy that Ash has decided to go on to her travel ball tryouts in the midst of our sadness. His third joy came with Madalyn Celeste Reeks (13), whom he got the great pleasure in watching her compete in recurve archery competitions and singing her heart out for The Lord.  Then came yet another joy, Jonah Christopher Reeks (9). Dad’s heart got to be full of pride even as he left this world because just a few short hours before he was watching Jonah play soccer. Last but definitely not least dad is survived by Ian Christopher Reeks (7) who has decided to follow in his older cousin’s footsteps and play basketball. These five beautiful children were loved deeply by their Papaw. They all knew that they were “his favorite” because he took each one on yearly individual camping trips anywhere they wanted to go and to do whatever they wanted to do. They will always know that Papaw was “a man after God’s own heart.” Dad had other hobbies as well, like riding his motorcycle, bowling, serving in the church, helping to start and work in a weekly soup kitchen and traveling. But none of his hobbies were ever more important than his five amazingly, wonderful grandchildren. He would always say how blessed of a life he was living. He thanked God daily for all the many blessings God choose to bestow on him.


David L Yoder is survived by one sister Gaile Lynn Nixon married to Grant Nixon and one uncle, Wayne Yoder. Dad was preceded in death by one sister, Karen Yoder Neale.


Dad’s quiet, even tempered, joyful spirit will be missed by all who spent anytime with him.  No one can express our hearts better than the words of Ian as we arrived home with Mamaw Friday afternoon to see Papaw’s truck that pulls the camper sitting the the driveway…”there’s the truck with no one to drive it.” Dad you will be missed but we rejoice in knowing that you are resting in the arms of Jesus.


Services will be held at Homestead United Methodist Church Tuesday, August 12, 2014. The visitation will be from 9:30-12 with the funeral service beginning at 12 and the graveside to follow at City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please donate to Bryan College Men’s basketball, Attn Don Rekoske, PO Box 7803, Dayton, TN, 37321.

Robert Andrew Conder


Robert Andrew Conder, 17, of Crossville, TN passed away on August 4, 2014 at Cumberland Medical Center. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 9, 2014, 5:00 pm at Grace Community Church. Dennis Daniels and Teresa Breeding will be officiating. During this difficult time, the family finds comfort in knowing that Drew and Destiney are expecting a baby and that his legacy will live on through is child. In lieu of flowers, a legacy fund has been established at Progressive Savings Bank.

Robert was born on August 13, 1996 in Cumberland County, TN to James R. and Sharon Brookshear Conder.

Drew is survived by: Parents: James and Sharon Conder; Grandparents: James Everet and Betty Lea Conder all of Crossville, TN; James R. Brookshear of Philadelphia, TN; Brother: James Dylan Conder (Shannon) of Crossville, TN;
Aunts and Uncles: Ryan Sexton (Wanda) of Indianapolis, IN, Christi Wade of Knoxville, TN, Rhonda Presley of Philadelphia, TN; Fiancé: Destiney Lashai Conder (Crossville, TN). He was preceded in death by: grandmother: Linda Brookshear; Uncle Chris Conder.

Donna Marie Brady

Donna Marie Brady, 55, of Crossville, TN passed away on August 1, 2014 at Cumberland Medical Center. She was born on March 18, 1959 in Washington D.C. to James Robert Lee and Margaret Faye Eklund. Donna worked as an LPN. On her days off she enjoyed playing with her grandchildren, cooking and drawing.

Donna is survived by: mother Margaret Faye Eklund; son: Michael Brady; daughters: Barbara Faye Brady (Dallas Ray Kilgore III), and Glenda Marie Brady; grandchildren: Riley Angel Kilgore, Alison Rose Brady; brothers: Mitchell Anderson, Jimmy Lee, Marlon Anderson, and Mike Williams; sister: Melissa.Donna was preceded in death by father: James Robert Lee.

David A. Reinke

 Reinke, David A., age 90, of Crossville, Tennessee, formerly of Oconomowoc, and Milwaukee, WS was born on June 14, 1924 and passed away on July 28, 2014. He is survived by his wife, Billie Anne (Phillips), in Crossville.

 He will be missed by his children, Renée (Bill) Wesenberg,  Christine Reinke, and Suzanne Reinke, Ron (Joanne) Reinke, and his brother-in-law, Chet (Sandy) Durham, who was like a son to Dave. Also survived by his three grandsons, Bill (Susan Treacy) Wesenberg, Jr., Joe Wesenberg, Ryan Reinke, and his step-granddaughter, Jennifer. Also survived by three great-grandchildren. Also survived by a niece and many nephews.

 Dave served in the US Navy during WWII. Later he worked many years as a mason and cement contractor in the Milwaukee area. He also owned the Hideaway Tavern with his wife Miriam (“Maude”) on Okauchee Lake from 1967 to 1979. Dave moved to Crossville, TN in the early 1990s.

 Our dad was an avid golfer, making five holes-in-one, and he shot his age at 79. He was a bowler for many years in Milwaukee and Hartland. He enjoyed playing pool and cards with his many friends in Crossville, TN. Dave followed the Braves, both in Milwaukee and Atlanta, and was a dedicated Packers fan all his life. Dave was a great storyteller and an encyclopedia of jokes who always got a laugh.

 Preceded in death by his first wife, Miriam, and two sisters, Grace (Artie) Quasius and Joyce (Harold) Evans.

 Our family would like to thank all the hospice nurses and personnel at Cumberland House in Crossville. We very much appreciate the difficult job they do with such great love and compassion. We love our Dad and he will be missed.

 No memorial service will be held.

Betty Jean Tollett

Betty Jean Tollett, 80, of Crossville, TN passed away on July 31, 2014 at her home. Family will receive friends on Saturday, August 2, 2014 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home. Funeral service will follow at 1:00 pm with Minister Thom Hassler officiating. Burial will be in Linary Cemetery. Pallbeares will be Tony Davis Jr., Dwayne Davis, Kevin Davis, Spencer Hassler, Jacob Oakes, and Jeffrey Oakes.

Betty was born on June 3, 1934 in Crossville, TN to Roy and Cora Lewis.  Her and Merle were married on April 20, 1951.

She is survived by daughters: Juanita Elaine Findley, Anita Davis (Tony Davis, Sr.); five grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; one great-great grandson; host of nieces and nephew; sister: Carolyn Reynolds; brother: Sonny Lewis; sister in law Joanna Lewis.  She was preceded in death by: parents; husband: Mearl Tollett; sister: Anna May Hedgecoth; brother: Coy Lewis.

Wilma Maxine Houston

Wilma Maxine Houston, 76, of Crossville, TN passed away on July 31, 2014 at Cumberland Medical Center. Family will receive friends on Saturday, August 2, 2014 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held on Sunday, August 3, 2014 at 1:00 with Minister Thom Hassler officiating. Burial will follow in Big Lick Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Richard Powell, Rick Hayes, Johnny Hennessee, Tony Smith, Brent Hayes, Ted Robbins, and Clayton Waldo.

Wilma was born on October 11, 1937 in Crossville, TN to Wiley Odell and Mirty Alice Kerley Hayes.

Wilma is survived by: Daughters: Connie Robbins (Ted), and Lois Williams; Grandchildren: Junior Lawson, Chris Lawson, Brittany Lawson; Great Grandchildren: Chelsea Lawson, Hailey Lawson, Bryson Lawson, C J Lawson, Bentley Lawson. She was preceded in death by: Parents: Wiley Odell and Mirty Alice Kerley Hayes;Husband: Willard Houston; Brothers: Odell Hayes, Tom Hayes, and Earl Hayes; Sisters: Maryruth Sullivan, Flora Whittaker, Vera Futhey, Mirty Alice Hayes.


William Carl Segers, Sr.

William Carl Segers, Sr., 70, of Crossville, TN passed away on July 23, 2014 at Kindred Hospital in Chattanooga, TN. He was born on November 21, 1943 in Killen, AL to Thomas Gibbs and Sarah Peden Segers. Before retiring William worked as a heavy equipment operator. William enjoyed hunting, fishing, riding motorcycles and fast cars, and going to tractor pulls.

A memorial service will be held on Sunday, August 3, 2014 at Cumberland Worship Center at 2:00 pm.

William is survived by: sons: William Carl Segers, Jr. (Chrystal), Curt Segers, and James Segers (Kimberly); grandchildren: Billy, Jimmy Lee, Autumn, and Brittany; great grandchild: Riley; brothers: George Segers; sisters: Janice Springer. He was preceded in by parents; wife: Pearl Beckham Segers; brothers: John, Charlie, and Jimmy; sisters: Ruby Gibbs, Ruth Baker, Ella Myrick, and Virginia McMillian.

Hester Lucille Campbell


Hester Lucille Campbell, 86, of Crossville, TN passed away on July 20, 2014 at Cumberland Medical Center. Family will receive friends on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, July 23 at 11:00 am at Zion Hill Baptist Church with Bro. Joe Campbell and Bro. Stanley Campbell officiating. Burial will follow in Burgess Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Geoffrey Lewis, Brian Lewis, David Campbell, Aaron Campbell, Ben Campbell, Wally Turner, and Jordan Farmer.

Hester was born on November 4, 1927 in Chattanooga, TN to Andrew and Virginia Hall Neely. She enjoyed cooking, gardening and sewing. Hester loved taking care of her family.

Hester is survived by: Sons: Will Campbell, Jr. (Margaret), Joseph Andrew Campbell (Sandy), and Ronald Eugene Campbell (Lisa); Daughters: Virginia Elizabeth Lewis (Bethel), and Brenda Faye Turner (Buddy); Brother: Floyd “Buster” Neely; Grandchildren: David Campbell, Melissa Muncy, Laura Law, Sarah Sherrill, Benjamin Campbell, Erika Crawford, Aaron Campbell, Jordan Farmer, Geoffrey Lewis, Brian Lewis, Amy Levenhagen, Kim Potter, Abby Brown, Megan Slover, Rick Wyatt, Tammy Turner, and Wally Turner; 37 Great grandchildren;  2 great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by: Parents: Andrew and Virginia Hall Neely; Husband: Will Hugh Campbell; Son: Forrest Ray Campbell; Brothers: Johnny Neely, Samuel Neely, Willy A. Neely, and Clarence Carl Neely; Sisters: Effie Hoover, Ollie Neely, Hattie Burgess, and Mae Brewer.