Lottie Jane James

Lottie Jane James, 89, was born on March 5, 1927, in Cumberland County to Roy and Sarepta Loden and passed away in her home in Grandview, TN. She was a laundress and retired from Polly Prim’s in Lakeland, FL, in 1989, and moved back to Grandview area in Tennessee. She enjoyed having lunch with her friends, going to yard sales, collecting memories, and listening to music. She loved taking care of her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Lottie was of the Baptist faith.
She is survived by her children, Jesse E. James (Lynn) of Sugar Tree TN, Gary L. James of Mont Eagle, TN, Ronald L. James of Lafayette, GA, and Zelma Robinette of Grandview, TN; grandchildren, Jessica Womack (Daniel), Allen Heddleston, Gary James Jr., Angela, Courtney, Asa Mack James, and David James; and 13 great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Roy Loden and Sarepta James Loden Barnwell; son Marvin Ray James; daughter Patrica Gail James; and grandson Michael R. Heddleston.
The family will receive friends Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016, at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home from 10 a.m. till noon with services to follow. Randall Dye will officiate with burial to follow at Mount Zion Cemetery.

Deborah Jean Hively

Deborah Jean Hively, age 65, was born on November 3, 1950 to Charles and Betty Kittner in Charleston, WV and passed away on October 29, 2016 in Crossville, TN. She was a Pharmacy Technician for Cumberland Medical Center, a great mom and minister’s wife to her husband, Dan Hively. She enjoyed reading and playing the piano, loved to play badminton, and was a BIG Alabama Roll Tide fan.

She is survived by her husband- Dan Hively; mother- Betty Jean Kittinger Kittner; children- Christy Dolinich (Tony), Casey (Robyn), and Betsy Shelton; grandchildren- Katlyn, Justin, Julia and Clay. Preceded in death by her father- Charles Gilbert Kittner.

The family will receive friends Sunday, October 30, 2016, from 5 to 8.

Donna Herrmann

Donna June Herrmann, age 85, was born on June 19, 1931 to Clarence and Susan Appman in Detroit, Michigan and passed away on October 19, 2016 at Life Care Center of Crossville, TN. She enjoyed working jigsaw puzzles, word searches, and crossword puzzles. Donna also liked bowling and gardening.

She is survived by her sons- John D. Herrmann (Linda) of Lafayette, IN; Mark D. Herrmann (Cindy) of Lititz, PA; Steven P. Herrmann (Rachel) of Royce City, TX; and Timothy P. Herrmann (Patricia) of Lexington, KY. Grandchildren- Elizabeth, Kathryn, Christina, Susan, Anthony, Andrew, Chloe, and Grant Herrmann.

She is preceded in death by her parents- Clarence F. and Susan D. Appman; brother- Clarence Appman; and husband- Edgar J. Herrmann.

Family will receive friends at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory INC. on Friday, October 28, 2016 from 1 to 2 PM with a funeral service to follow and will be officiated by Pastor Greg Keller. Burial will be in Crossville City Cemetery.

Sibyl Brady

Sibyl Mae Coley Brady passed from this life on earth to her eternal home in heaven. Sibyl was preceded in death by her husband- Raymond J. Brady of whom she was married to for 37 years; mother- Ina Mae Jolley Coley; father- Joseph Franklin Coley; brother- Harold Dewayne Coley; and sister- Helen Ira Coley.

She has left behind three daughters and their husbands: Jackie Mae Brady Cravens (Dennis Layne Cravens), Jeraldine Rose Brady Johnson (Kenneth Edward Johnson), Jennifer Denise Brady Hageman (Jeffery Robert Hageman), three beloved granddaughters- Elizabeth Mae Cravens, Amanda Lee Cravens Visser (Martin D. Visser), Amy Melissa Johnson and one grandson- Benjamin Jeffery Hageman (Rachel Ann Hunter Hageman), a great granddaughter- Jessica Layne Visser and great grandson- Alex Desmond Visser. Sibyl also left behind a loved sister-in-law Eva Speich Coley and six loved nieces and nephews, and ten great nieces and nephews and ten great-great nieces and nephews. She loved us all.

Sibyl was a homemaker and a wonderful devoted mother to her daughters. She taught a Preschool Sunday School Class and was a member of the WMU at Leavitt Road Baptist Church in Lorain, Ohio for many years. She believed in Christ first, family second and friends last. Rest in Peace our Dear Mother!

Family will receive friends Monday, October 24, 2016 at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home from 1:00 to 3:00 PM with a funeral service to follow. Burial will be in the Crossville City Cemetery on Monday, October 24, 2016.


Christine Johnson

Christine Johnson, age 71, was born on March 4, 2016 to Homer and Murriel Lawson in Eliria, Ohio and passed away at Physicians Regional Medical Center on October 20, 2016. She was a production worker at Oster Manufacturing. In her younger years she liked taking her family to the lake. Throughout her life she enjoyed doing yardwork.

She is survived by her son- Frankie Johnson (Terri); daughter- Tammy Johnson-Janow (Leslie); grandchildren- Jerry Lynn Johnson, Matthew McCoy Johnson, Jeremy Kevin Janow, Jason Andrew Janow; and sisters- Martha Prater and Nita Blaylock.

Christine was preceded in death by her husband- Thomas “Jerry” Johnson; parents- Homer Lawson and Murriel Austin Lawson- Brothers- Waymond and Eugene Lawson and Norman Blaylock; and sister- Stella Mayberry.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, October 23, 2016 from 12 to 2 with service to follow at 2. Bro Donald bell will be officiating and burial will be in Akins Cemetery.

Kathryn Gumbel

Kathryn Gumbel of Fairfield Glade, age 85, was born on March 14, 1931 to Donald and Ruth Snell in Canton, Illinois and passed away at her residence on October 19, 2016. Kay was known for many things; loving wife & mother, generous “G-Ma”, out-going, optimistic, and an easy person to talk to.

She is survived by husband- Joseph H Gumbel; sons- Bruce Gumbel, and Mark Gumbel; daughter- Kathy (Gumbel) McGlothin; many grandchildren and great grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Hospice of Cumberland County (30 East Adams Street  Crossville, TN 38555.)

Nova Nevie Ledford

Nova Nevie Ledford, age 77, was born on December 2, 1938 in Shelbyanna, Kentucky to Frank and Croteal Sherlock and passed away on October 20, 2016 in Crossville, Tennessee. She was a housewife that enjoyed the duties of cooking and cleaning. She loved to take care of her husband, Elmer. Her favorite hobbies were reading and crocheting. She also loved animals and feeding the geese gave her joy.

Nova is survived by her husband- Elmer Ledford; sons- Quentin Ledford (Helen), and Gideon Ledford; daughter- Rebecca Bull (Donald); brother- Jim Sherlock; nieces- Rachel Jennings; and nephew- Clay Sherlock. She was preceded in death by her parents- Frank Holloway Sherlock and Croteal McBreyer Sherlock.

Family will receive friends Saturday, October 29, 2016 at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses at 2:00 PM.

Belvia Anna Hassler

Belvia Anna Hassler, 88, was born on July 11, 1928  to Reuben and Vernie Wightman in Pleasant Hill, TN and passed away at WyndRidge Health & Rehabilitation Center on October 16, 2016. She enjoyed sewing and reading. Belvia also loved watching Lady Vols Basketball and traveling.

She is preceded in death by her parents- Reuben and Vernie Wightman; husband- J.C. Hassler; brothers- Lloyd, Kermit and Gerald Marlin; sisters- Joanna Wightman, Alice Thompson and Margie Segal.

She is survived by her children- Sarena Flowers (Steve), Clara Davis (Tom), Sam Hassler (Linda), Terry Hassler (Vinnie); grandchildren- Monica Cason (Willie), Brandon Hood, Isaac Davis (Season), Kara Campbell (Will), Rebecca Christopher (Mark), Jennifer Lindsey (Mike), Ben Hassler (Rachael), Jared Hassler (Emily), LeAnn Taylor (Michael), and Lindsey Baker (Kristopher); 17 great grandchildren; brother- Bill Wightman; sister- Opal Sells (Royse); nieces and nephews.

Family will receive friends at First Congregational Church on Tuesday, October 18, 2016 from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. with a funeral service to follow. Burial will be in Crossville City Cemetery on Tuesday, October 18, 2016. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Second Chance in Crossville, TN.

Bobbye Jean Shipe

bobbye-shipeBobbye Jean Shipe, age 85, was born on September 10, 1931 to John and Della Silvey in Wheat Community of Roane County and passed away at her residence on October 13, 2016. She left a legacy of love. Bobbye was raised in church and loved the Lord. She read the Bible and followed its teachings, she was a prayer warrior. She was a member of Pine Eden Baptist Church and sang in the choir, a member of the Joy Group and worked in the clothes closet. She was a dedicated wife of 65 years and mother to not only her own 6 children but to all who were fortunate to cross her path. Bobbye was strong, brave, caring, compassionate, loving, selfless and attentive to everyone’s needs over her own. She was fondly called Nana by not only her own family but also by those who knew her and loved her. She loved and respected God’s creation and brought her gentle touch to His creatures as well. She loved her farm and worked tirelessly to can food from the garden and take care of live stock. Bobbye also impacted many lives through her journey here on earth and will be greatly missed but never forgotten.

She is survived by her sons- Gary Shipe (Mary); Steve Shipe (Linda); Mark Shipe; and Chris Shipe (Rebekah); daughter- Rebecca Skudin (Michael); grandchildren- Charlie, Logan, Megan, Jessica, Steven, Erika, Sarah, Nick, Katie, and Matthew; 16 great-grandchildren; brother- Harold Silvey and sister- Johnnie Msarsa of Knoxville, TN.

Bobbye is preceded in death by her parents- John and Della Silvey; husband- James Shipe; son- James Michael Shipe; and grand-daughter Jennifer Marie Shipe.

The family will have a private service at a later date.

Connie Sue Wadsworth

Connie Sue Wadsworth, age 70, was born on October 6, 1946 and passed away at Vanderbilt University Medical Center on October 6, 2016. She enjoyed riding horses and spending time with her grandchildren. Connie also was a caretaker with her husband Bill at the Gospel Baptist Tabernacle in Crossville.

She is survived by husband-Bill Wadsworth, sons- James Wadsworth (Kristen); Steve Wadsworth (Amy); and Tommy Wadsworth (Michelle), grandchildren- Jacob Wadsworth, Donavan Wadsworth, and Tera Wadsworth, sister- Bonnie Frady.

Connie is preceded in death by her parents and brothers- Marion Kirk, and Bill Kirk.

Family will receive friends at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home and Crematory Inc. on Friday, October 14 from 5 to 7 P.M. with a funeral service to follow. Burial will be in Ozone Cemetery on Saturday, October 15 at 10 A.M.