Mildred Joe Jones

Mildred Joe Jones, 74, of Crossville, TN passed away on November 28, 2013 at NHC Healthcare Fort Sanders. Family will receive friends on Saturday, November 30, 2013 from 12:00 to 2:00 PM at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home. Funeral service will follow at 2:00 with Bro. Danny Wyatt officiating. Burial will be in Elmore Cemetery.

Mildred was born on November 21, 1939 in Monterey, TN to Arvil and Josephine Bohannon. She enjoyed crafts, yard work and cooking.

Mildred is survived by: son Grover McCoy; daughters: Joanne Pierce, Judith Salyer (Bobby), and Martha Gail McCoy; grandchildren: Joseph McCoy, Eric Phillips, and Brandon Swafford; great grandchildren: Ryleigh Phillips, and Caleb Phillips; sister: Thelma McMillian. She was preceded in death by her parents, husbands: Grover A. McCoy, and Charlie Jones; sisters: Geraldine Koon, and Linda Warner.

Jeffery Wayne McDonald

Jeffery Wayne McDonald, 47, of Crossville, TN passed away on November 23, 2013 at his home. He was born on May 19, 1966 to Carlie and Alberta Kerley McDonald. Family will receive friends from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm on Tuesday, November 26, 2013 at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home. Funeral Service will follow with Cliff Gibson and Leon Markham officiating. Burial will be in New Era Cemetery.

Jeffery worked for the highway department. He enjoyed yard work, gardening, cooking, and tinkering; liked country music, NASCAR especially Jeff Gordon. Jeffery loved playing with his children and grandchild.

Jeff is survived by his mother Alberta Garrett; son: Justin McDonald, daughters: Mandy McDonald, Megan McDonald, and Shelby Jean McDonald; grandchild: Cohen; special friend and caregiver: Tilly Wallace; brother: William Threet (Kymala). He was preceded in death by: father Carlie McDonald; grandparents: Cohen and Nina McDonald, and Toy and Maggie Kerley.

Ronald Creason Jones

Ronald Creason Jones, 81, of Crossville, TN passed away on November 17, 2013 at Cumberland Medical Center. Family will receive friends on Tuesday November 19, from 6:00 to 9:00 pm in the chapel of Crossville Memorial Funeral Home. Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, November 20, at 1:00 pm with Bro. Randy Stratton officiating. Burial will follow in Springs Chapel Cemetery in the Banner Springs Community. Honor Guard will provide full military honors and serve as pallbearers.

Ronald was born on March 2, 1932 in Deer Lodge, TN to Lee Haulk and Minta Hicks Jones. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War. Ronald worked as a mechanic, and farmer. He enjoyed going fishing.

Ronald is survived by: wife Loretta Marie (Senese) Jones; sons: Billy Ray Jones (Gaylee), Jeffrey Jones (Amy), and Michael Jones; daughter: Rhonda Fleming (Bryan); grandchildren: Clarissa, Eddie Joe, Chelsea, Tiffany, Brandon, Michael, and Layton; great grandchildren: Gracelyn, Braxton, Sam, Daly, Frankie, and Ronnie; sisters: Carolyn Carothers, Ebedean Atkinson, Wanda Goss, and Norma Jean Henry. He was preceded in death by: parents; son: Ronald C. Jones, brothers: Ogle, Loy, Lee Roy, and Edgar; sisters: Elma, Wilma, Roseletta; grandson: Craig.

Juanita Marie Mays

Marie MaysMarie Mays, age 93, was born to Jay and Mate Nose on September 6, 1920 in Evansville, WV and passed away on November 17, 2013 in Crossville, TN. She was a housewife serving as a minister’s wife. Things that brought her joy were teaching Sunday School, corresponding with people who were confined to their home, cooking and baking, canning vegetables from the garden, listening to her grandson (Josh) play the piano, and watching Cary Grant movies.

She is survived by her daughter- Yvonne Malone; grandchildren- Josh Malone and Darla Price.

She was preceded in death by her parents- Jay Nose and Mate Miller Nose; husband- E.D. Mays and a daughter.

The family will receive friends on November 19, 2013 at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home from 1 to 3 pm with a graveside service to follow in Crossville City Cemetery.

Betty Jean Walker

Betty Jean Walker, 83, of Crossville, TN passed away on November 13, 2013 at Cumberland Medical Center. Family will receive friends on Friday, November 15 from 6:00 to 9:00 PM at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home. Service will be on Saturday November 16, at 11:00 AM with Pastor Douglas Downs officiating. Burial to follow in New Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Dean Williams, James Neal, Thomas Medley, Tim Walker, Jerry Medley, and David Gaskins.

Betty was born on May 26,1930 to Horace and Daisy Austin Geer in Campaign, TN. She enjoyed knitting and working puzzles.

Betty is survived by daughters: Bernita Neal of Sparta, Peggy Davis of Pleasant Hill, Linda Margeson of Sparta, Kimberly Walker of Crossville; grandchildren: James Neal, Mishon Angel, Angela Davis, Rebecca McCurry, Tim Walker, Bobby Walker, Jennifer Smith, and James Roberts; eight great grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; sister Carolyn Moore of Liberty, SC.

She was preceded in death by: Parents; husband: Gordon Walker; daughter: Janet Roberts; great grandchild: Steven Michael Presley; sister: Martha Ann Summers.

Wanda Jo George

Wanda Jo George, age 55, of Crossville, TN was born on December 14, 1957 in Miami, FL to Wayne and Carolyn Hagan. She passed away on November 9, 2013 in Crossville, TN. She was a Registered Nurse at Cumberland Medical Center and was loved by her co-workers. Wanda enjoyed photography, gardening, cleaning, and crafting. She also made beautiful stained glass creations for her friends.

She is survived by her parents- Wayne Hagan and Carolyn Jones Hagan; daughter- Jamie George; dog- Maxwell; father of her daughter- James George; grand puppy- Sundae; sisters- Priscilla Hagan Hetherington and Anna Marie Morris.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. on Tuesday, November 12, 2013 with a service to follow.

In lieu of flowers please make donations to Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6598 P. O. Box 425 Harriman, TN 37748.

Maxine Loretta Walker

Maxine Loretta  Walker, age 75, of Crossville TN was born on June 28, 1938 Mrs.Sybol Cooper Walker in Jamestown, TN. She passed away November 9, 2013 in Crossville, TN. She was a factory worker at FFM working on many different lines. Loretta enjoyed taking care of her dogs and flowers, loved talking to people, singing, and playing Rummy.

She is survived by her son- Timothy Harris and Brenda; daughters- Victoria Lou Carmack and Bill, Gloria Sue Newsome, Loretta Davis and Ronnie, Marie Colon’ and Carlos; grandchildren- Bobby, Brent, Laura, Nicole, Daniel, Danielle, Charity, Blessing, Destiny, Josh, Jessica, Angel, Cody, Kevin, Ryan, Kristen, Tony, Carlos III, Robert, and Tyler;17 great grandchildren; sisters- Lillian Lloyd and Ann Lagadinos.

She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter- Loretta Harris; and several grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 on Monday, November 11, 2013, at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home. Her funeral service will be Tuesday at 11:00 with burial to follow in Phillips Cemetery in the Anderson Community. Pastor Danny Allen will officiate.

Walter Anderson “Buzz” Gunn, Jr.

Walter Anderson “Buzz” Gunn, Jr., 76, of of Crossville, TN passed away on November 4, 2013 at Life Care Center of Sparta. Family will receive friends on Thursday, November 7, 2013 from 12;00 to 2:00 pm at the Church of the Nazarene. Funeral Service will follow at 2 with Rev. Gregory L. Keller and John Anderson Cayton officiating.

Buzz was born on March 12, 1937 to Walter Anderson Gunn, Sr. and Ernestine Dorris. He retired from the United States Army. In his younger years, Buzz built small scale model houses with intricate details, but his passion was church ministry, where he worked in all phases. He will be truly missed.

Buzz is survived by his wife: Phyllis Adams Gunn; daughters: Amy O’Neal (Richard), and Mary Strope (Ron); grandchildren: Danielle, Brandon, Kayla, Trevor, Kyanna, Savannah, and Austin; four great grandsons; sister: Bettye Cayton. He was preceded in death by his parents; son: Walter Anderson Gunn III; daughter: Cynthia Blackburn.

Vickie Lynn Crousore

Vickie Lynn Crousore, 63, of Crossville,TN passed away on November 4, 2013 at Cumberland House. She was born on January 31, 1950 in Battle Creek, MI to Richard and Dorothy Johnson Rhoades. Vickie enjoyed doing arts and crafts, crocheting and cooking.

Vickie is survived by sons: James Crousore, Kurt Kaufmann (Katrina); daughter: Crystal Kaufman; brothers: Richard Rhoades, and Larry Norcross; sisters: Sue Hayward, Kathi Greenburg, Sandi Fitzpatrick, and Cheryl Graham. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband: Bruce Crousore; brother: Billy Rhoades; sister: Brenda Knight.

Gayle Anne Batchelder

Gayle Anne Batchelder, 73, of Crossville, TN passed away on November 2, 2013 at Cumberland Medical Center. She was born on November 17, 1939 in Derby, Ct to John and Irene Petro. A funeral service will be held in CT and she will be laid to rest in Durham Cemetery in Durham, CT.

Gayle is survived by daughters: Ann Eirich of Durham, CT, Debra Eirich of Meriden, CT; sons: James Eirich, Fitzgerald Clarke both of Durham, CT, and John F. Kinney of Mistic, CT; stepchildren: Vicki Batchelder of Millinocket, ME, Susan McOmber of Concord, NC, and JoAnn Cooke of Redding, CA; three grandchildren; 12 step grandchildren; 8 step great grandchildren; sisters: Barbara Durham of South Berwick, ME, Alice Laffin of Wallingford, CT, Patience Besanco of Ruidoso, NM; brother Joseph Petro of Princeton, FL. Friends from Crossville, TN: Paula Clarke, Michelle Starling and Loretta Hull. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband John B. Clarke, and husband Kenneth E. Batchelder; son Donald Clarke, grandson: Paul Patchelder.