Jacob Lee Hood, age 32, was born on February 12, 1984 to Jerry and Betty Hood in Crossville, TN. He passed away on April 21, 2016. Jacob loved his job as a mechanic. In his spare time, he loved to go fishing.
Jacob is survived by his parents- Jerry and Betty Hood; children- Haley Gibson, Jaclyn Hood, Lexee Hood, and Annie Hood; and sister- Jennifer Asberry (Michael).
Jacob was preceded in death by his special friend- Lynn Patton; special uncle- Donald Hood; and many other family members.
Family will be receiving friends at the Bread of Life on Thursday, April 28, 2016 from 1:00 to 3:30 p.m. A memorial service for Jacob will also be held on Thursday at the Bread of Life at 3:30 p.m. with Bro. Ralph Reagan officiating.
John Julius Forte, Sr. was born on March 21, 1940 in Bronx, New York and passed away on April 24, 2016 after a lengthy illness. He was married to his wife, Patricia, for 25 years. Mr. Forte retired from Florida law enforcement. He has worked as a police officer, a detective, and spent 9 years as a jail warden in St. Lucie Co., Florida, where he was promoted to the rank of Major. Mr. Forte retired in 1994 and moved to Crossville, Tennessee. He loved football and baseball. Mr. Forte was a New York Yankees and a New York Giants fan.
Mr. Forte was preceded in death by his mother- Catherine Forte; father- Celeste Forte; and his brother- Robert Forte.
Mr. Forte is survived by his wife- Patricia Forte; children- John, Jr. and Christine Forte of Crossville, Tennessee, Donald and Yvette Forte of Pennsylvania, Kenneth and Kim Forte of Crossville, Tennessee, Lisa Grimes of Palm City, Florida, Laurie and Andy Runge, and Todd and Sandra Bower; and 16 grandchildren.
To celebrate John’s life, the family and friends will gather at “Forte’s on the Square” restaurant on May 1, 2016 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please donate to “Hospice of Cumberland County.”
Gladys Juanita Hall, age 80, was born on January 6, 1936 to the late Mike and Vernie Buckner Hall in Crossville, TN. She passed away at her home on April 23, 2016. Juanita loved to laugh and give people a hard time. She especially liked spending time with her friends singing together.
Juanita is survived by her sons- Paul Davis (Randi) and Darryl Livingston (Heather); grandchild- Justus; brother: Howard Hall (June); and sister- Jewel Looper (Lorn).
She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter- Robin Lucas; siblings- Millard Hall, Mary Howard, Lucy Long, John Henry Hall, Dallas Hall, Bill Hall, Hollis Hall, Clarence Hall, and David Hall.
Family will be receiving friends on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home. A funeral service for Juanita will be held on Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. with Bro. Mark Hall officiating. She will be laid to rest in Green Acres Memory Gardens.
Curtis Lynn Selby, age 58, was born on July 14, 1957 in Sparta, Tennessee to the late Frank and Reba Maynard Selby. He passed away in Crossville, Tennessee on April 20, 2016. Lynn always had a positive attitude and met every challenge with zeal and diligence. He loved to race his car and raced all over Tennessee for 35 years. Lynn loved being in the outdoors. He also enjoyed running heavy equipment and working in the rock quarry. Lynn was a happy man that liked to cut up and make jokes.
Lynn is survived by his wife- Lisa Selby; sons- Curtis Selby (Shannon) and Chase Selby; daughters- Lana Selby and MaShayla Gooding (Josh); grandchildren- Hannah, Logan, Leah, Tristan, Jase, and Sophia; brother- Garry Selby; and sisters- Carolyn Denny and Tamara Meadows.
Lynn was preceded in death by his parents- Frank and Reba Maynard Selby; son- Landen Bo Selby; and grandson- Caleb Jones.
Family will be receiving friends on Sunday, April 24, 2016 from 5:00 to 8:00 PM at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home. A memorial service for Lynn will be held on Monday, April 25, 2016 at 2:00 PM also at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home with Bro. Mark Hall officiating.
We want to remember a good man, Christopher James Gilleand. He passed away at the age of 30 years old. He was born on June 25, 1985 in Bremen, Indiana and died on April 15, 2016 in Crossville, Tennessee where he lived. He worked with an electrician and was a painter for himself. He was a hard worker who done anything and everything to provide for his family. He had lots of hobbies. He loved to spend time with his family, and loved to tattoo, and play the guitar, and learn new things. He loved learning about everything, and he had a real thirst for knowledge. He also loved to draw, he was an awesome artist. He was a very kindhearted person who would do anything for anyone. Anyone that ever came in contact with him, just loved him. He is survived by his wife Carla Day Gilleand and their two kids, Stormy Borgialli and Sunny Day. Also by his mother Kimberly M. Gilleand and farther Daniel J. Gilleand, brother Robert J. Gilleand and sister Jessica J. Gilleand, brother-in-law Brandon Patton and nephew Codie Patton, and sister Zoe Gilleand. Also by his grandma on this mother’s side Judy Larsen, grandma on his father’s side Ruth Gilleand. Chris loved by his family and friends and will be missed dearly. Missed but never forgotten. Rest in peace my love and best friend your love always and forever Carla Day Gilleand.
Kyle Wayne Whittenburg, age 45, was born on January 13, 1971 to the late Pete and Pearl King Whittenburg in Crossville, TN. He passed away on April 15, 2016. Kyle enjoyed watching sports and working on cars. He also loved racing and going fourwheeling.
Kyle is survived by his brothers- Cecil Whittenburg, Charles Whittenburg (Carolyn), and Darrell Whittenburg (Missy); nieces- Jessica Whittenburg and Shawnda Thomas; nephews- Joshua Harper, Tim Whittenburg, and Daemon Whittenburg.
Kyle was preceded in death by his parents; and his uncle James King, Jr.
Family will be receiving friends on Monday April 18, 2016 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home. A funeral service for Kyle will be held at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at 3 p.m. with Pastor Rex Ogle officiating. He will be laid to rest in Tollett’s Chapel Cemetery in Crossville, TN.
Dorthy Violet Kerley, age 95, was born on February 23, 1921 to the late Wilburn and Ida Kerley Brown in Crossville, TN. She passed away on April 14, 2016 in Crossville, TN. In her spare time, Violet loved to crochet and read. She also enjoyed working puzzles and playing Scrabble.
She is survived by her brother- Roy Evans Brown; sister- Doris Rosalie Phifer; children- Tim Kerley and Ruth Lucas (Wayne); grandsons- J.R. Neely and Jody Neely, and great granddaughters Ainslee Lauren Neely and Ashley Violet Neely.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers- Arnold Wilburn Brown, Ernest Martin Brown, Carl Lee Brown, Glenn Eugene Brown; and sisters- Lucille Brown, Pauline Marie Frady, and Vera Lois Rogers.
Family will be receiving friends on Saturday, April 16, 2016 from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home. A funeral service for Violet will also be held on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. with Tim Watts and Steve Watts officiating. She will be laid to rest in Linary Cemetery in Crossville, TN.
Colton Lee Dishon was born on April 7, 2016 and passed away on April 7, 2016 in Crossville, TN. He is survived by his mother, Cheyenne Dishon, his grandparents, one cousin, three aunts, and one uncle.
A private funeral service for Colton will be held on Friday, April 15, 2016 in Jamestown, TN.
Robert Gordon Johnson, age 71, was born on March 1, 1945 in Escabana, Michigan. He passed away at Cumberland Medical Center on April 10, 2016 in Crossville, Tennessee.
Paul Junior Lee was born on March 6, 1957 and passed away at the Cumberland House on April 10, 2016.
He is survived by his wife of 38 years Shelia Ledbetter Lee, daughters Shannon Lee Fields (Patrick), Paula Lee (Kevin Woody). and Stephanie Lee O’Neal (Jeremy). He is also survived by 8 grandkids, Courtney Lindsay (Andrew), Jackie Lynn Hargis, Justin Hargis, Kevin Woody, Jr., Keely Woody, Hannah Barnes, Emilee Ault, and Abbie O’Neal and one great-grandchild Izabella Faith Lindsay; brothers Eddie Lee, Larry Lee (Rhonda), sisters Mary Lee Kirkland (Jim), Linda Lee Houston (Richard), and Barbara Lee Craven (Gene), mother-in-law Dora Kirby, father-in-law Willard Ledbetter, and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents Frank and Rosella Smith Lee, brothers Bobby Lee, Billy Lee, Lonnie Lee, Leslie Lee, niece Kimberly Lee, sister-in-law Karen Ledbetter Lane, and step father-in-law Kenneth Kirby.
Family will be receiving friends on Tuesday, April 12, 2016 from 12 to 2 at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home. A funeral service will also be held on Tuesday at 2 p.m. with Bro. Cunningham officiating. Paul will be laid to rest in Haley’s Grove Cemetery.