Roger William Scott, 86, of Crossville, TN passed away on October 4, 2013 at his home. He served in the United States Army. Roger was born on July 14, 1927 in Kalamazoo, MI.
Rudy Ervin Harper, 70, died Oct. 3, 2013 while fishing near his home in Fairfield Glade, Tenn.
A native of Knoxville, Tenn., Harper was the son of Robert Paul and Trixie Harper. He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Rebecca “Becky” Merritt and a sister-in-law, Janet Cutshaw Martin.
Harper graduated from Rule High School, where he played football and baseball. He then attended Tennessee Military Institute near Sweetwater for a year before transferring to East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, where he was a member of Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity and ROTC. Harper graduated with a bachelor’s degree in science and later earned a master’s in library science, plus 45 additional hours, from University of South Florida, Tampa.
After graduating from ETSU, he married Marsha Jayne Cutshaw in August 1966, and soon afterward, moved to Ft. McClellan in Anniston, Ala., to serve in the Army, where he rose to the rank of captain.
In 1972, Harper moved to Sarasota, Fla., where he taught science and coached football at Brookside Junior High. Before retiring from 27 years as an educator, in 2000, he taught environmental science at Sarasota High, and during his time in Sarasota, he also taught golf lessons and driver’s education.
Harper loved his post-retirement job at Home Depot, where he was known as “The Light Bulb Man.”
After his wife retired from her position in education in Sarasota, the couple moved to Crossville in 2003 to live at Fairfield Glade, where Harper enjoyed his favorite lifelong pastimes of fishing, hunting and golfing.
Until his death, the outdoorsman loved to work on his boat and discover new coves in which to fish – when he wasn’t watching University of Tennessee football or chatting and joking with his friends at the Food City, Weigels or Dollar General.
Although he was not a member of a church in Fairfield Glade, Harper was a born-again Christian and that gave him great comfort and happiness.
As well as being a lover of people, good jokes and conversation, Harper had a special place in his heart for dogs, especially Misha, their Labrador of recent years.
He was survived by: his wife, Jayne of the home; a son and daughter-in-law, Brian and Christie Harper, Smryna, Ga.; a daughter, Paige Harper, Atlanta; one sister and brother-in-law, Linda and Bobby Compton, Knoxville; a brother-in-law, Phil Merritt, Fairfield Glade; two beloved grandchildren, Payton and Wyatt Harper, Smyrna, Ga.; a sister-in-law Lisa Cutshaw, Johnson City; nieces and nephews, Darrel and Lori Compton, Lorie and David Rheinecker, Amanda Merritt, Jay Martin and Joel Blake; cousins Judy Humphreys and Laura Denney and their spouses, Joe and Mike; and several great nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, www.alz.org. A Celebration of Life will be held at the home in Fairfield Glade on Sunday, Oct. 6 from 5-7 p.m. For information, call 931-484-5676.
Mary Elizabeth Thorpe, 91, of Crossville, TN passed away on September 26, 2013 at Cumberland House. Mary was born on Feb. 24, 1922 in Siloam Springs, AR to Henry David and Clara Teresa Johnson Moulton.
Memorial Service will be held on Friday, Oct. 4, 2013 at Harmony Baptist Church located on Cook Road at 4:00 PM. Mary is survived by her daughter: Mary VanWinkle (Ben); and grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents.
George Washington Robinson, age 62, was born on October 30, 1950 to Leslie Maxwell and Lila Allison Robinson in Cumberland County, TN and passed away on September 18, 2013 in Crossville, TN. He was a bulldozer operator by trade and enjoyed playing guitar, singing and racing. He loved music, working, and was a family man that loved his children and his grandson. George never met a stranger and would give the shirt off his back if he knew you were ever in need.
He is survived by his children- Leslie Robinson, Allison and Tyler Blaylock; grandson- Jarret; brothers- Charles E. Robinson, James Robinson, J B Robinson, and Thomas L. Robinson; sisters- Christine Vaughn and Bernadine Richmond.
He was preceded in death by his parents- Leslie Maxwell Robinson and Lila Allison Wyatt Robinson; brother- Lawrence F. Robinson; and sisters- Sue Ramey, and Linda Ashburn.
Family will receive friends on Saturday September 21, 2013 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home. Funeral service will be on Sunday September 22 at 2:00 pm at Crossville Memorial and burial will follow at Mayland Cemetery. Junior Pugh will officiate.
Lloyd “Red” Williams, 87, of Crossville, TN passed away on September 16, 2013. Family will receive friends on Thursday, September 19, 2013 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home. Funeral service will follow at 7:00 pm. Burial will be on Friday, September 20, 2013 in Union Cemetery, Newport, TN at 11:00 EST.
“Red” was born on November 25, 1925 in Cock County, TN to William Roy and Zora Steele Williams. He enjoyed dirt track racing and farming.
“Red” is survived by sons: Sam Williams and Rick Williams; daughter: Linda Keagle all of Crossville, TN; Five grandchildren; Three great grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents: wife: Edith Williams; daughter: Brenda Williams; brothers: David Andrew Williams, and Williams Gerald Williams; sister Mary Sue Williams.
Kenneth Doyle Cox, 81, of Crab Orchard, TN passed away on September 15, 2013 at Standing Stone Health and Rehab Center in Monterey, TN. Family will receive friends on Wednesday, September 18, 2013 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home. A graveside service will be held at 1:30 PM at Fredonia Cemetery with Danny Smith officiating. Pallbearers will be Kenny Hamby, Michael Hamby, Michael James Hamby, B.J. Hoskins, Red Turner, Anthony Morris.
Kenneth enjoyed hunting, fishing, and building things. He was born on November 10, 1931 in Cumberland County, TN to Link and Mildred Hamby Cox.
Kenneth is survived by wife Geneva Joann Dixon Cox; daughter: Gail Hamby both of Crossville, TN; grandchildren: Kenny Hamby, Michael Hamby, and Joann Hoskins; five great grandchildren; brothers: Boyd Cox (Elaine), Grant Cox (Sue), Glenn Cox (Judy),; sister: Fern Curtis (James). He was preceded in death by his parents: Link and Mildred Cox.
Julian Paul Greenwood, 59, of Crossville, TN passed away on September 13, 2013 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. He was born on August 18, 1954 in Leeds Yorkshire, England to Eric and Sheila Leonard Greenwood. Julian enjoyed hunting and fishing.
Julian is survived by his mother Sheila Borchers and step father Paul Borchers; brothers: John Paul Borchers, Allen Borchers, David Borchers; sister: Julie Greenwood; and a loving family in England. He was preceded in death by his father; brothers: Gary Greenwood, and Patrick Greenwood.
Memorial Service will be held on Thursday September 19, 2013 at 6:30 pm at Old Fashioned Independent Baptist Church.
Jonathan Raymond Lajeunesse, age 16, was born on November 12, 1996 to Corey and Julie Lajeunesse in Windsor Ontario Canada and passed away on September 12, 2013 in Crab Orchard, TN. He enjoyed skateboarding, fishing and hunting, and video and computer games. He loved to wear tie-dyed shirts.
He is survived by his father- Corey Lajeunesse from Canada; his mother- Julie Marie Moore Lajeunesse; his “dad”- Bob Clausen; step brother- Wyatt Lajeunesse; sister- Katie Lajeunesse; niece- Briley Mae Lajeunesse; grandparents- Claudia Moore, Shirley Cranston (David), and Barb McKenzie; aunts and uncles- Lizabeth Hicknott, Paula Disney, Dawn and Jason Carter, and Chad Cranston.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents- Kenneth Moore and Michael Gauwn.
The family will receive friends at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. Wednesday, September 18, 2013 from 3 to 5 with a funeral service to follow at 5.
Bobby Louis Johns, age 87, was born on June 24, 1926 in Zephyr Hills, FL to Samuel and Estelle Johns and passed away September 13, 2013 in Crossville, TN. He was a contractor by trade and when he wasn’t working, enjoyed woodworking, square dancing, exercise, taking in nature around him and horticulture. Bobby served in WWII on the USS Eldorado during the Battle of Iwo Jima.
He is survived by sons- Dale Johns (Kitty), Brian Johns (Marion), Sam Johns (Shannon), and Jason Johns (Stephanie); daughter- Laraine Siu; eight grandchildren- Heather, Bobby, Brian, Krista, Jordan, Sophia, Spencer, and Charlotte; five great grandchildren- Alexis, Breanna, Cadence, Audrey, and Emma.
Bobby is preceded in death by his parents- Samuel Johns and Estelle Hodge Johns; wife- Roslyn Smalley Johns; daughter- Lurline Johns Yarbrough; and sister- Dottie Jordan
His family will receive friends on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013, at 12:30 with a memorial service to follow at 1:00. Br. Gene Burgess will officiate with military honors to follow.
Virginia Lee Kerley, 87, of Winchester, TN formerly of Crossville, passed away on September 12, 2013. Family will receive friends on Monday, September 16, 2013 from 12:00 to 2:00 pm in the chapel of Crossville Memorial Funeral Home with funeral service to follow at 2:00. Pastor Mike Kerley will officiate, burial will be in Green Acres Memory Gardens. Pallbearers will be Wayne Kerley, Joe Shevock, William Kerley, Austin Kozuszek, David Kerley, Doyle Lockhart.
Virginia enjoyed crocheting, cooking, canning, quilting, watching shows on TV, and gambling.She was born on August 6, 1926 in Dunlap, TN to Charles and Daisy Bumgardener Lockhart.
Virginia is survived by Sons: Robert “Nicky” Kerley (Lori) of Winchester, TN, Charles Kerley of Crossville, TN; Daughters: Linda Joy Kerley Deleon (Jesse) , Daisy “Dot” Kerley Shevock (William);14 Grandchildren; 32 Great Grandchildren; 4 Great Great Grandchildren; Brother: Billy Doyle Lockhart (Jessie).
She was preceded in death by parents: husband: Robert Kerley; Daughter: Carol Diane Kerley; Son: Carl Kerley; Brother: David Lockhart; Sister: Willavena Lockhart; 2 Grandchildren.