Winford Douglas Pryor

Winford Douglas Pryor, age 67, of Crossville, TN was born on July 2, 1948 to Ruble Clinton and Flonie May Sharp Pryor and passed away on December 10, 2015.

He is survived by his son- Mark Pryor; brothers- Harrison Pryor, L.D. Pryor, and Richard Pryor; and sisters- Desdie Sapp and Linda Bilbrey.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife- Linda Pryor; daughter- Christy Pryor; and brothers- Jerry Pryor and Larry Pryor.

The family will be receiving friends from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 12, 2015 at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home with a service following at 1:00 p.m. He will be laid to rest in Woody Cemetery in Crossville, TN.

Manilla Christine Grimsley

Manilla Christine Grimsley, age 38, of Crossville, TN was born to Johnny Grimsley and Agnes Marie Adams on January 25, 1977 and passed away on December 4, 2015 in Cookeville, TN

She is survived by her mother- Agnes Marie Adams; daughter- Skyler Swafford; grandchildren- Braelin Parsons and Emery Swafford; sister- Jennifer Botbyl and her children Shelby Davis and Allie Botbyl; aunts- Connie Adams and Cleta Raines; and an uncle- James Adams.

She was preceded in death by her father- Johnny Grimsley; and her grandparents- Henry and Christine Adams.

A memorial service for Manilla will be held on Sunday, December 13, 2015 at 1 p.m. at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home.

William Frederick Bateman

Col, Dr., Rev., William Frederick Bateman, born Sep. 22nd, 1935 to Gladys Lee Funderburke and German Elisha Bateman in Memphis, TN.

Bill graduated from Union University, Jackson, TN and Indiana University, Bloomington, IN. Attended seminary in KY and CA. Pastored Baptist churches in Brownstown and Madison, IN, and a United Church of Christ church in Indianapolis, IN, while also serving in the National Guard. He enjoyed a short retirement, served Westminster Presbyterian Church of Fairfield Glade for eight years.

He entered the Army to serve in the Chaplain’s corps, which he did until retirement in 1990. Military assignments included Ft. Bragg, NC; Vietnam; San Pedro, CA; Brooklyn, NY; Stuttgart and Giessen, Germany; Redstone Arsenal, AL; Korea, and Ft. Bragg again. Colonel William Bateman served his country as a chaplain in the US Army for 21 years. He attended airborne school and was a chaplain to special operations troops. He was a highly decorated soldier with two tours in Vietnam and was twice awarded the Bronze Star.

Rev. Bateman was preceded in death by his parents; his son, Bill Bateman, Jr.; his first wife Josephine Frances White Bateman; and his sisters, Alice Haber and Barbara Lee Cohen.

Left to cherish his memory are: wife, Shirley Hudson Bateman, daughters Susan Pitts and Katherine Weaver (Albert); grandchildren Becca Pitts Pearson; Brandon Alexander Farlin; Noah Nicholas Weaver; David Terrill Pitts, Jr. (Melissa); Rowland Whitney Pitts (Ryma); Esli Terrill Pitts (Faith); and great-grandchildren: Chelsie, Sean, Kellie, Ashley, and Alyssa Pitts; Jessica and Angel Agwu; Kelly and Veronica Oberst; and Paisley and Presley Pearson. Nieces Karen Crouch, Janet Robertson; Christ and Mary Flynn; nephews Mark and George Haber.

A celebration of Life service will be held December 15 at the Community Church in Fairfield Glade, Tennessee at 1:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Cumberland County Veteran’s Assistance Council c/o Cumberland County Bank, or Westminster Presbyterian Church.

Carl Irwin Davis

Carl Irwin Davis, age 79, was born on September 22, 1936 to Ted and Martha Davis in Primroy, TN and passed away November 28, 2015 in Cookeville, TN. He served his country in the Marine Corps and then became a security manager for Southwestern Bell Telephone Co. Carl owned Going Places Shuttle Service and drove for Uplands Retirement Community for 3 years. He built his last two houses and has enjoyed his latest business as a local beekeeper supplying the community with honey. The Honey Pail will continue to be ran by his daughter and grandson. He also did high impact aerobics three times a week with the girls at the Wellness Complex.

He is survived by his wife- Diane Manhart Davis; son- James Sloan Davis (Celine); daughters- Wendy Su’ Juhl (Bruce) and Paula Evelyn Bilbrey (LeeRoy); grandchildren- Desire’ Su’, Christopher, Crystal, Carl, and Danielle; several great grandchildren; brothers- Lawrence and Eddie Davis; and sisters- Janet Johnson and Joyce Davis.

Carl was preceded in death by his parents- Ted Davis and Martha Louise Leach Davis; brothers- Jobe and Kenneth Davis; and sisters- Kathleen Powers, Gladys Wyatt, Geraldine Hyder, and Glenna Tabor.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, December 3, 2015, from 2 to 3 with a service to follow at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home. His daughter, Wendy Su’ Juhl will officiate.

Glenn J. Bowman

Glenn J. Bowman, age 81, was born August 7, 1934 to Luther and Laura Bowman in Crossville, TN and passed away in Pleasant Hill, TN on November 30, 2015. He was a Heavy Equipment Operator for the Tennessee Department of Highways, and he enjoyed fishing and squirrel hunting. He also served as a deacon in the Baptist church for several years.

Glenn is survived by his son- Gary Bowman (Connie) and daughter- Patricia Geer (James); his grandchildren- Nicole Bowman Dabbs (Russell), Matthew Geer (Rebecca), Timothy Geer (Misty), and David Geer; three great grandchildren- Taylor, Rylee, and Mia; and sister-in-laws- Leora Bowman, Thelma Bowman, and Marty Bowman.

He is preceded in death by his parents- Luther Bowman and Laura Woody Bowman, wife- Lola Elizabeth Bowman; brothers- Edward, Lloyd, Reed, Eugene, John, and Goldie Bowman; and sisters- Maxine Norris and Jewel Miller.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, December 2, 2015, from 5 to 8. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, December 3, 2015, at 11:00 at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home with burial in Bowman Cemetery. Timothy Geer will officiate.

Jerry P. Smith

Jerry P. Smith, age 79, was born the 9th child out of 10 on March 2, 1936 to Phin and Myrtle Marie Smith in Valley, NE and died November 26, 2015 at his home in Sparta, TN with his loving wife of 41 years beside him. He was saved at the age of 21, called to the ministry in 1966 and ordained in 1971. He attended Baptist Bible College, and pastored in Arkansas, Missouri, Tennessee, and Nebraska. He left full time pastorate in 2006 due to health reasons, but continued to work in the church and dedicated his life to the Lord’s work. Jerry joined Hamptons Crossroads Baptist Church on August 14, 2011 and served there until his health prohibited it. He often said that Hamptons was and is the most loving and sweet congregation he had the pleasure to be a part of.

He is survived by his wife, Betty Hyatt Smith and daughters, Cheri, Charlene, and Carolyn. He was preceded in death by his parents and all his siblings.

A funeral service was held at Hamptons Crossroads Baptist Church with Pastor James Haynes officiating on November 29, 2015. Interment followed in Saylor Cemetery.

Services were provided by Crossville Memorial Funeral Home.

LeeAnn Celeste Marquess

LeeAnn Celeste Marquess was born on June 30, 1946 in San Antonio, Texas to the late Edgar and Dorothy Hutchins Duran. She passed away on November 24, 2015 in Cookeville, Tennessee.

She enjoyed reading and flower gardening. She also enjoyed spending time with her grandson, Dylan, and her dogs.

LeeAnn is survived by her sons- James Whitney Marquess and Daniel Milton Marquess (Felisitis) and her grandson Dylan.

She was preceded in death by her husband Ronald Marquess and her parents.

LeeAnn’s family will be receiving family and friends on Monday, November 30, 2015 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home with a service to follow at 7 p.m. with Rev. Christine Archer officiating.

Mac McNeil

Rollo “Mac” McNeil, age 77 of Crossville, TN was born to the late Noel and Arno Silvers McNeil on July 24, 1938 and passed away on November 22, 2015 in Crossville, TN. No services for Mac have been planned at this time.

Ronald Dale Webb

LocketPictureRonald Dale Webb, age 56 of Crossville, TN, passed away on Friday, November 13, 2015 at CMC. His final days were spend pursuing one of his many passions, hunting and camping with loved ones.

Ronnie was the third child born to Carl Douglas Webb and Margaret Elizabeth Hyder Webb on January 29, 1959 in Crossville, TN. Raised by hardworking parents, he could remember working long days in the garden and enjoying a Pepsi following a long day of work. He took great pride in his work ethic and doing things right the first time.

Following graduation from CCHS, he was joined in marriage with Gina Ann Norris and began building their family together.

Ronnie began working at Lowe’s as an assistant store manager where he excelled at working with the public. His outgoing and warm personality welcomed everyone and made him easy to talk to. During this time, he also took part in the company softball team as well as many other events. He also continued his passion of enjoying the outdoors with his family and friends.

After retiring, Ronnie enjoyed spending time with his family and hunting. He also enjoyed cooking for people and doing events with his family and friends. No matter where he was or who he was around, Ronnie was always the life of the event, making others feel welcome and loved. He spent countless hours donating his time and cooking for many charitable causes near and dear to his heart. He believed in helping others, and he showed this through his actions.

Ronnie lived his life to the fullest. He lived each and every day to the best of his ability. He believed in being honest, dependable, hard-working, caring, understanding, forgiving, determined, helpful, and loving. He never met a stranger and would always be the first person to offer a warm smile and a comforting hug. Ronnie will be deeply missed by friends and family all around, but his legacy will live on within us all. The world was a better place and always will be a better place because of Ronnie Webb.

Ronnie is survived by his wife- Gina Norris Webb; son- Ronnie Daniel Webb (Stephanie); daughter- Christa Criswell; grandchildren- Madison Criswell, Gregory Criswell, Landon Caskey, Caleb Webb, Carson Webb, and Dakota Spoon; brother- Scotty Webb (Cathy); sisters- Susan Wilson (David) and Carla Kilgo (Jim).

He was preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Margaret Webb.

Ronnie’s family will be receiving family and friends on Thursday, November 19, 2015 from 11a.m. to 2p.m. at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home with a funeral service beginning at 2p.m. with Bro. Barry Kennedy officiating. He will be laid to rest in Springs Chapel Cemetery in Banner Springs, TN.

Carl Jackson Griffith

Carl Jackson Griffith, age 83, of Crossville, TN was born on December 22, 1931 to the late Frank and Isabel Hattley Griffith and passed away on November 12, 2015 at his home.

Carl is survived by his wife Patricia; son Bruce Griffith; step-children Sheila Sisco and Trina Rector; grandchildren Jackson Griffith, Heather LaChelle Gentile, Donathan Griffith, Steven Griffith, Lucas McDonald, and Logan McDonald, six great grandchildren; and brother Bobby Joe Griffith.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son Donathan Griffith; granddaughter Shaylee McDonald; brothers William Griffith and James Griffith; and sister Helen Hatfield.

Family will be receiving friends at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home on Monday, November 16, 2015 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. with a funeral service following at 3 p.m. with Bro. David Neal officiating. He will be laid to rest in Creston Cemetery.