Buck Irving Jensen

Buck Irving Jensen, age 70, was born on August 15, 1946 to Adolf and Mildred Jensen in Tampa, Florida. He passed away on July 28, 2017. Buck was a country singer in a band. He also enjoyed tinkering in the garage and drinking Natural Ice. Buck loved everything about NASA and astronomy.

He is survived by his wife- Helen Jensen; sons- John Jensen, Karl Gilmore, Glenn Jellison, and David Hyder; daughters- Ann Jensen, Lori Hornburg, Jen Martin, Susan Hagge, and Rhonda Pratt; 10 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; and sisters- Nancy, Carla, and Jennie.

He is preceded in death by his parents and first wife- Billie Jellison.

A wake for Buck will be held on Monday, August 7, 2017 from 6:00 to 9:00 at Mega-Bites Karaoke Lounge 31 Confederate Road Crossville, TN Crossville, TN 38555 of Peavine Road.

Tabitha Ann Bunch

Tabitha Ann Bunch, age 43, was born on July 16, 1974 to Roger and Sharrin Norris. She passed away on July 25, 2017.

Tabitha is survived by her parents- Roger and Sharrin Norris; husband- Glenn Bunch; daughters Megan LeAnn Bunch, Morgan Rachelle Bunch, and Jordan Elizabeth Bunch; stepchildren- Alicia and Chris Williams and Brandon and Tammy Bunch; one grandchild; brothers- Roger Joe Norris and Donald Dale Norris; and sister- Chrissy Michelle Norris.

Tabitha is preceded in death by her grandmother- Betty Jane Parsons; grandfather- Ernest Eugene Hedgecoth; grandmother- Anna Belle Norris; and grandfather- Willard Clay Norris, Sr.

Family will receive friends on Thursday, July 27, 2017 from 1 to 3 at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home. A funeral service for Tabitha will also be held on Thursday beginning at 3 with Gary Howard officiating. She will be laid to rest in Hedgecoth Cemetery.

Alice Lucille Sinclair

Alice Lucille Sinclair, age 81, was born on June 16, 1936 to Lester and Alice Ogle in Alton, Illinois. She passed away on July 24, 2017.

Alice is survived by her sons- Bud Wallace, Lennie Wallace, and Eddie Wallace; daughters- Diana Monteil (Albert), Debbie Markley, Alicia Chappell (Donnie), Patty Rodriguez (Jose), DeeDee Young (Brett), and Darla Letourneau (Mike); grandchildren- Bob Heil, Chrystle Heil, Joe Heil, Tara Price, Shannon Monteil, Tricia Monteil, Jennifer Kissinger, Bill Wallace, John Wallace, Tracy Chappell, Stacey Beck, Joshua Rodriguez, Joey Rodriguez, Matthew Rodriquez, Angela Chappell, Mark Chappell, Jesse Young, Caitlin Ahern, Kayla Benton, Chris Wade, Johnathan Stringfellow, Justin Stringfellow, Michael Holder, Kendell Wallace, Taylor Wallace, Victoria Wallace, and Brandon Wallace; 41 great grandchildren; 5 great great grandchildren; and sisters- Marg Kirby, Jean Ogle, and Wanda Bourland (Gary).

Alice is preceded in death by her parents- Lester and Alice Ogle; husband- Dan Sinclair; daughter- Donna Price; son-in-laws- Marion Price and Vernon Markley; brothers- Carl Ogle and Sonny Ogle; and grandson- Daniel Medlin.

Family will receive friends on Saturday, July 29, 2017 from 1:00 to 2:00 at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home. A memorial service will also be held on Saturday following visitation at 2:00.

Helen Lisa Olds

Helen Lisa Olds, 83,  was born on March 27, 1934 to the late Richard and Mimi Hanke. She passed away July 6, 2017. She is survived by her husband, James. A memorial service will be held Aug. 12, 2017, at 2 p.m. at Pleasant Hill Community Church UCC.

Midge Eula Kilby

Midge (Edwards) Kilby, wife of Chester James Kilby (deceased), age 84, passed away on July 21, 2017 in her sleep. Visitation services are from 12:00 pm until 3:00 pm on Monday, July 24, 2017 at Crossville First Freewill Baptist Church followed by the funeral service at 3:00 pm with Pastor Mike McCoy officiating.  Interment will be at Haley’s Grove Cemetery in Crossville, TN immediately following the service.

Midge was born on August 25, 1932 in Crab Orchard and raised near Cox Valley Road, the daughter of Arthur M.  Edwards and Avo (Pennycuff) Edwards.  Midge married on February 21, 1951, moved to Ohio in 1957 with her family, and returned to Crossville in 1978 where she remained.

She raised eight children and enjoyed watching her kids play softball and baseball when they were growing up. Her most favorite activities were attending church, being surrounded by her children and grandchildren, and attending family gatherings. She had an unwavering faith in God and an astounding love for her children. She loved the annual family reunions and all family get-togethers where she could cook, play games (especially rummy where she won most games), or watch her family play games. She was an excellent cook and well known for her amazing, home-cooked breakfasts. She loved organizing weekly lunches with her brothers, sisters, and extended family. She loved people and people loved her.

Midge is survived by her son Bill Kilby of Crossville, son Jim Kilby of North Ridgeville, Ohio, son Larry Kilby of Crossville, son Lonnie Kilby of Crossville, daughter Marie Tomlinson and husband Dan of Wakeman Ohio, daughter Vickie Cochran and husband Bruce of Crossville, and daughter Rhonda Clendenon and husband Doug of Jonesborough, TN.  She is also survived by her grandchildren Kelly Revette, JD Tomlinson, Travis Tomlinson, Jason Kilby, Jamie Carr, Eric Augustine, Jodi Unangst, Kimberly Thompson, Jeremy Kilby, Stacy Bond, Lorin Surles, Tyler Clendenon, Chad Clendenon, Kyle Clendenon, Jake Kilby, Shelby Kilby and many great-grandchildren and a great-great grandchildren. Her family loved her dearly.

In addition to her husband and parents, her son Donnie Kilby preceded Midge in death. She is also preceded in death by her brother Harold Edwards, brother Arthur Edwards Jr., brother Howard Edwards, sister Judy Martin, sister Geraldine Sutphin, and sister Linda Sue Edwards. She is survived by her brother Jay C. Edwards, brother Roger Dale Edwards, and sister Sarah Jo Garrett.

Jerry Lee Bow

Jerry Lee Bow, age 73, was born in Pikeville, TN on September 2, 1943 to Leo and Laura Bow. He passed away in July 19, 2017. Jerry attended Emmanuel Baptist Church and was a member  of the VVA Chapter 1015.

He is survived by his wife- Gail Findley-Bow; children- Pamela Dodson and Steve Cross; grandchildren- Thomas (Brittany) Neal and Lyndsay (Jason) Smith; great grandchild- Madilynn Neal; sister- Katie Sullivan; brothers- Jessie and Kenneth Bow; and  host of nieces, nephews, and grandchildren and great grandchildren of his heart who loved their “Pa” and were loved in return.

He is preceded in death by grandson- Zachary Rogers; parents- Leo and Laura Bow; brothers- Eston, Dodge, Dean, and Bud Bow; sister- Glenna; and mother- and father-in-law Mr and Mrs. W.E. (Bill) Petty.

Family will receive friends on Friday, July 21, 2017 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home. A funeral service for Jerry will be held on Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 10 a.m. at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home with Johnny Goldston officiating. Jerry will be laid to rest in Green Acres Memory Gardens.

George Joseph Kessler

George Joseph Kessler, age 74, was born on September 23, 1942 to the late Albert and Mary Kessler in Hawthorne, California. He passed away on July 13, 2017. George was a skilled mechanic who could work on anything he got his hands on.

He is survived by his wife- Genita Kessler; sons- George Joseph Kessler, Jr. (Carol), Joseph Albert Kessler (Cindy); daughter- Georgeann Houston (Russell); grandchildren- George, Carl, Joe, Clarissa, Tim, Becky, Helen, Tina, Keith, and Leah; 12 great grandchildren; brothers- James Kessler and James Walton; and sister- Maryann Cuthbert.

He is preceded in death by his parents- Albert and Mary.

Family will receive friends on Monday, July 17, 2017 from 12 to 2 at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home.

Walter Ray Hill

Walt was born in 1937 in NC. He passed away on July 13, 2017, at Cumberland House, Crossville, TN, of pulmonary fibrosis at age 80. He was predeceased by his parents, two sisters, two brothers, and brother-in-law, Ronald T. Besecker. He is survived by his wife of 33 yrs., Carol B. Hill of Fairfield Glade, daughter Lisa Hill and granddaughter, Brittany R. Hill, Covington, GA; step-son Jeff Johnston (Connie), Nashville; step-daughters Jill Cantrell, Gainesville, GA, and Jennifer Mackie (Jeff) of Hillsdale, MI; 7 step-grandchildren and 3 step-great grandchildren; brothers-in-law Keith Besecker (Karen), Arcanum, OH, and Ted Besecker (Jane), Jacksonville, FL, sister-in-law Diana Besecker, Miami, FL; adopted brother-in-law Manuel Gonzalez, Atlanta; adopted cousins Bob, Gloria, Craig, Patti, and Mark Floros of FFG; nieces, nephews, and cousins in NC; wonderful friends: Dick and Becky Smith and Bill and Roberta Wascher, FFG; Bob and Betty Smith, Columbus, OH; Tom and Fran Jasunas, Crossville, and many others who are very much appreciated.

Walt was graduated from Kenly H.S. in NC, then joined the Air Force for 4 yrs. including duty in France. He attended Piedmont College, Georgia State, and Roanoke College. He worked at General Motors in NC briefly, then Norfolk Southern Railway in Charlotte, Atlanta, and Roanoke as an accountant for 24 years, retiring in 1993 to play golf and tennis in FL. He moved to FFG in 2008 and was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church.

Memorial service will be at Westminster Church, 114 Stonehenge Dr., FFG, at 2 p.m. on Sat., July 15, 2017. In lieu of flowers, donations to Westminster Food Basket program would be appreciated. His ashes will be interred at Abbotsville Cemetery, Arcanum, OH, at a later date.

Armour Verchal Mellard, Jr.

Armour Verchal Mellard, Jr., was born November 25, 1941 in Corpus Christi, Texas, and departed his earthly body July 8, 2017. He was the son of Armour Verchal and Marye Kritzer Mellard.

He attended Tuloso Midway High School in Corpus Christ where he excelled with sports in track and football. After graduating from high school in 1959, he went to Schreiner Institute at Kerville, Texas, studying engineering.
While in high school, he met the love of his life, Sharon. After college and years later, the two sweethearts reconnected and married in 1993.
His first career employment was in banking, then a partner with Clemtex in Corpus Christi, before pursuing a career in real estate in Corpus Christi and Nashville, as well as with Pioneer Realty and Berkshire Hathaway in Crossville, Tennessee.
He served in the Army National Guard from 1966 to 1972 during the Vietnam War, and earned the distinction of sharpshooter.
He was preceded in death by his mother, father, and brother, Cecil Martin Mellard, and stepson, Frank Randall Wallace.
He is survived by his devoted wife, Sharon Hull Mellard; stepdaughter, Stephanie Wallace Brasfield and husband Michael Paul; stepson, Paul Vincent Wallace, III and husband Mark VanSickle; sister, Geneva Kathryn Valdez and husband John; sister-in-law Mary Ellen Mellard; sister-in-law Susan Hull Bozeman and husband Gordon; four grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
He enjoyed antique cars, having restored a couple throughout the years. He was very spiritual and an admirable role model for his family. He was a passionate home renovator. He will be deeply missed by his family, friends, and all who knew him.
A memorial service is scheduled for 3 p.m. Wednesday, July 12, at the Fairfield Glade United Methodist Church on Westchester Drive in Crossville, Tennessee, with Reverends Jay Archer and Moses Han, officiating.
Donations may be made to the Fairfield Glade Methodist Church in his memory.

Delene Frances Givens

Delene Frances Givens, age 74, was born on October 3, 1942 in Kirkland, Washington to Delmer and Arlene Smith. She passed away on July 6, 2017. Delene loved sitting down to read a good book. She also enjoyed spending time outside in her garden.

She is survived by her sons- Brian Brown (Lavonda) and Brant Brown (Scarlet); daughters- Cassandra Givens (Erica Richards) and Shelley Marshall (Steve); grandchildren- Jessica, Chris, Michael, Branson, Amber, and Stevey; great grandchildren- Luna-Rae and Mickinley; and special friend- Nancy Belcourt.

She is preceded in death by her parents; and brother- Rodney Smith.

Family will receive friends on Monday, July 10, 2017 from 6:00 to 8:00 at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home.