Donald Jeffery Griffin

Donald Jeffery Griffin, 46, of Bluefield, WV passed away on April 13, 2014. Family will receive friends on Thursday, April 17, 2014 at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home from 12:00 to 2:00 PM with funeral service to follow at 2:00. Burial will be in Pomona Cemetery.

Donald was born on December 31, 1967 in Cumberland County, TN to Albert Newton and Mary Maxine Cottrell Griffin. He enjoyed going  fishing.

Donald is survived mother: Mary Maxine Griffin of Crossville, TN; sisters: Margaret Angela Moose of NC, Rose Ella Griffin of Crossville, TN; five nieces; eight grand nieces; uncles:  Jim Houser, Jerry Houser, Robbie Houser all of Knoxville, TN; two aunts  Ernest Deleta of Texas, and Norma Jean Ott of Knoxville,TN.

Christopher Lee Conder

Christopher Lee Conder, age 49, was born on September 20, 1964 to James and Betty Conder in Indianapolis, Indiana and passed away on April 10, 2014 in Crossville, TN. He was the well known business owner of The Hematite Hut at the Vanity Fair mall in Crossville and loved helping people with his craft. He was also a former president of the Crossroads Arts and Crafts League. Christopher was a serious gamer and enjoyed gardening, fishing, shooting guns and activities of the outdoors.

He is survived by his wife- Sheila Conder; Parents- James Everet Conder and Betty Lea Beam Conder; parent-in-laws- Ronnie and Gail Lewis, Doris Selby and Robert Mayfield; son- John McCuistion; daughter- Brandi Norris; nephews- Dylan and Drew Conder and Ryan Sexton; nieces- Destiny Brown and Shannon Daniels; friend of many years- Jack Templeton; brother- Rob Conder (Sharon); and sister- Wanda Sexton.

The family will receive friends to memorialize his life on Monday, April 14, 2014, from 5 to 7.

Dexter Vance Sherrill

Dexter Vance Sherrill, 69, of Crossville, TN passed away on April 10, 2014 at Cumberland Medical Center. Family will receive friends on Sunday April 13, 2014 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home. Funeral Service will be held on Monday April 14, at 2:00 pm with Pastor Mike Kerley officiating. Burial will follow in Linary Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Josh Sherrill, Anthony Thompson, Jack Reagan, Ricky Dillon, Beecher Brewer, and Tim Reagan.

Dexter enjoyed hunting, fishing, and gardening. He was a people person enjoyed spending time with family. Dexter was born on March 18, 1945 in Cumberland County, TN to Vance and Lillie Bristow Sherrill.

Dexter is survived by wife: Brenda Reagan Sherrill, daughters: Marcia Phillips (Danny), and Connie Sherrill; grandchildren: Christy, Josh, Danny, Ashley, Anthony; great grandchildren: Riley, Kaci, Nevaeh, Gavin, Madelyn, Peyton, Levi, and Aiden; brothers: Waymon Sherrill, and David Sherrill; sisters: Martha, Mary Lou, Elizabeth, Margaret, and Muriel. He was preceded in death by: parents:  Vance and Lillie Bristow Sherrill; son: Michael Sherrill; brothers: Jim, Frank, Don, Judd, and Fred Sherrill; sister: Jeanette.

Charles Eugene (Buddy) Sheehan

Charles Eugene (Buddy) Sheehan was born on October 1, 1946 in Shelby, NC and died on April 5, 2014 in Crossville, TN. Charles was a Veteran of the Army Special Forces and owner of Crossville Raceway since 2008.

He left behind a wife: Sandy Sheehan of Maryville, TN; three sons: Blake Sheehan of Fayetteville, NC, Matthew Sheehan of Greeneville, TN, and Marty Sheehan of Maryville, TN; two daughters: Tiffany Davis of Crossville, TN, and Fonda Jones of Orange, FL; two brothers: Toby Sheehan of Lugoff SC and Rodney Sheehan of Columbia, SC; two sisters Vickie Greer of Marietta, GA, and Drusilla Spires of Elgin SC; step mother: Rita Sheehan from Florida and many grandchildren and great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his mother Frances Sheehan of NC, father Gene Sheehan of Florida, and a son: Joey Sheehan of FL.

A Memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 12, 2014 at Crossville Raceway during Intermission of our racing events.

James Lee Curtis Stepp

James Lee Curtis Stepp, 59, of Crossville, TN passed away on April 9, 2014 at his home. Family will receive friends on Saturday, April 12, 2014 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home. Funeral Service will be held on Sunday April 13, at 2:00 pm with burial to follow in Haleys Grove Cemetery.

James enjoyed going fishing, working on vehicles, collecting things, motorcycling. He really enjoyed his family and getting together with everyone.  James was born on June 8, 1954 in Crossville, TN to George Mack and Jessie Frances Amonett Stepp.

James is survived by his sons: Chris Stepp, Travis Stepp; daughters: Samantha Roland Wild, Trisha Lynn Stepp; grandchildren: Brandon Roland, Simon Stepp, Jessica Roland, Savannah Roland, Brooke Wild; brothers: Randy Stepp, Richard Stepp; sisters: Norma Stepp, Reba Easterly, Nina Ray, Lynn Stepp. He was preceded in death by his parents: George M. and Jessie Frances Amonett Stepp; brother: George D. Stepp; sisters: Sarah Stepp, Juanita Pasters, and Eva Mae Brock.

Debra Jean Sherrill

Debra SherrillDebra Jean Sherrill, 58, of Crossville, TN passed away on April 6, 2014 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Family will receive friends on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home. Funeral Service will follow at 3 with Preacher Johnny Goldston officiating. Burial will follow in Haley’s Grove Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Sean Peak, Johnathan Young, Justin Peak, Kameron Peak, Devin Sherrill, Cody Owens, and Tony Wilson.

Debra was born on August 12, 1955 in Crossville, TN. She enjoyed going to yard sales, running around with family, and playing cards, especially Bingo. She loved her Shitzu, Precious. Debra was raised in Haley’s Baptist Church and spent her latter years at Emmanuel Baptist Church.

Debra is survived by: Mother: Betty Jean Miller; Father B J Davidson; Love of her life: Curtis Lee Butler; sons: Richard Lynn Sherrill, Daniel Paul Sherrill; daughter: Missy Ann Peak (Mitchell Sean); grandchildren: Justin, Kameron, Shawna, Devin, Lacy, Tiffany, Summer, Lucas, Logan, Taylor, Kayla, Nathan, Trevor, Melissa, Will, Michael, and Daniel; one great grandchild: Ezekiel; brothers: Gary Lynn Davidson (Dale), Paul Leslie Davidson, Jerry Ingram, Scotty Ingram, sisters: Linda Gail Sherrill (Willard), Sheila Rose Yates(Dan Alcorn). She was preceded in death by sons: Michael Eugene Sherrill, Kenneth Leslie Sherrill, one great grandchild.

Gary Dean Harper

Gary Dean Harper, age 68, was born on May 9, 1945 to Ercie and Mildred Harper in Centertown, KY and was given his Corvette in Heaven on April 4, 2014. He enjoyed golfing, fishing, hunting and gardening. He was also well versed in old cars and loved drag racing. In 2006, he retired as a truck driver from Inland Steel/Arcelor Mittal, East Chicago, IN after working with many great friends. Gary was a kind hearted person, well known for his huge heart, with the special gift of giving.

He is survived by his wife- Joanne Wiles Harper; sons- Gary R. Harper and Sue, Eric D. Harper; daughter- Robin D. Krueger; canine daughter: Zooters; grandchildren- Donovan, Nik, and Kaitlyn; brother- Larry Harper and Joann; sister- Glenda Sue Gregory and Jerry; Brother-in-law/sister-in-law Tom & Diane Pollock; longtime friend/family: Larry Robinson.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 from 5 to 8 pm at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home. The funeral service will be Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at 10:00am with burial to follow in Green Acres.



Shelly Alice Norris Keating

Shelly Keating, age 71, was born on September 2, 1942 to Joseph and Unis Norris in Doeville, KY and passed away on April 4, 2014 in Crossville, TN. She was a housewife who loved cooking, volunteering in her church and loved to sit with people in their time of need. She was a happy person with a entrepreneurial spirit and enjoyed having her hands in a little bit of everything that helped others.

She is survived by her husband- William J. Keating; sons- Timothy and Joseph Keating; daughters- Robin Carter, Denise Keating, Rhonda Michini, and Wendy Campbell; grandchildren- Nicole, Jonathan, William, Isaac, Jason, Timothy, Joseph, Christopher, Tabitha, and Miranda; eight great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and a best friend- Laura Pruett.

She is preceded in death by her parents- Joseph Franklin Norris and Unis Hester Powell Norris; brothers- Frank Norris and GA Pleasant; sisters- Francis Sue Campbell, Helen Clark Grindstaff, Sylvia Profitt, Cora June Hartley, Rosa Hodge and Christy.

There will be a graveside service on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at 1:00 at Pomona Cemetery.

Larry Lane Norton

Larry Lane Norton, 77, of Crossville, TN passed away on April 2, 2014 at Cumberland Medical Center. He was born on July 26, 1936 in Indianapolis, Indiana to Paul A. and Elma McGrath Norton.  Larry served in the United States Air Force, worked as a painter. He owned his own business, “Norton Decorating” which was highly successful in Franklin, In., before he retired to Tn. He was also an artist, he did many commissioned paintings, one titled, “The Schoolteacher” still hangs in Webb School.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday April 12, 2014 at 4:00 pm at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Crossville, TN. In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Norton family in care of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Franklin, IN.

Larry is survived by his wife: Vesta Orr Norton; sons: Jeff Norton (Cindy), and Kevin Norton; daughters: Norma Norton Averso (Brian), Jennifer Norton Robbins (Edward), Kathy Norton Rivera, and Beth Norton Beadle; 11 grandchildren: Melissa Norton, Ashley Norton, Nick Norton, Randelle Averso, Dylan Averso, Joseph Rivera, Danielle Rivera, Amber Beadle, Devin Beadle, Natasha Robbins, and Kaycee Robbins; seven great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, twin brother, two grandsons, and one great grandson.