Terra Ruth Wadsworth

Terra Ruth Wadsworth, 7, of Crossville, passed away March 11, 2017. She was born October 1, 2009 to Tommy and Michelle (Durfee) Wadsworth.

She is survived by her parents, Tommy and Michelle Wadsworth; brother Donavan Wadsworth; grandparents Mike Durfee (Nadine), Robyn Peterson (Danny), Bill Wadsworth; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. She is preceded in death by grandmother Connie Wadsworth.

She enjoyed watching WWE, and playing with Barbies.She loved Transformers and all their accessories. She also enjoyed watching basketball, going to car shows, and being outdoors.

The family will receive friends Saturday, March,18 2017, at Oaklawn Baptist Church from 1-3 p.m. with memorial service to follow at 3.Pastor David Mahan will officiate.

Crossville Memorial Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc is in charge of the arrangements.

Joe Willard Mahan

Joe Willard Mahan, age 75, was born on June 24, 1941 to Willard Mahan and Iva Seals Mahan in Sneadville, TN and passed away on March 8, 2017 in Crossville, TN. He was a truck driver and a farmer and enjoyed driving his tractor around. Joe loved joking with people. He belonged to a Mason Lodge in Strawberry Plains and was a member of Memorial Baptist.

Joe is survived by his wife of 55 years- Louise Carr Mahan; sons- David Mahan (Melody) and Paul Mahan; daughter- Tammy Simpson ( Scott); grandchildren- Nathaniel, Alec, Marissa, Jay, Ian, Sophia, and Sarah; and sister-Carol Sprague (Dave). He was preceded in death by his parents.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, March 12, 2017, at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home from 12 to 2:30 with funeral service to follow. Burial will be in Green Acres Memory Gardens

Jere Landis Robinson

Jere Landis Robinson (Coach Rob), born in Cookeville, was called home by Our Heavenly Father on March 4, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents- Willie Z and Beulah Robinson; his grandparents- Zebedee and Methia Robinson and George and Dora Grimes; and siblings- Grace, Ruth, Ruby, Dorothy, Geraldine, and Billy.

Jere is survived by his wife of 49 years, Susan Horne Robinson, two sons Alan Scott (Michelle) and Michael Andrew (Tiffany) Robinson, and two grandsons Patrick Alan and Zachary Neale Robinson.

Jere was a graduate of TN Tech and a longtime educator in Cumberland County. He was an inspiration to countless children and young people, instilling in  them strong moral values. He was an avid golfer and collector of antiques with a special interest in Tennessee license plates.

He was a longstanding member of Crossville United Methodist Church where he served many years as an usher and greeter with a loving smile, warm handshake and a mischievous twinkle in his eyes. The family will receive friends on Thursday, March 9, from 10 to 1:00 with service to follow at the church, with burial in Green Acres.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the church or Cumberland House Hospice.


Abigail J Dunn

Abigail J Dunn age 68, of Crossville Tenn. passed away March 2, 2017 at Life Care Center of Crossville, She is survived by a daughter Amelia Carruba of Crossville Tenn. A Memorial Service will be announced at a later date. Crossville Memorial Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.


Addie Mae Frazier

Addie Mae Frazier, age 41, was born on July 8, 1975 to Larry Wayne and Margaret Sue Hamilton in Nashville, TN and passed away on February 27, 2017 in Sparta, TN.

She is survived by her mother- Sue Hamilton (Greg Gwin); father- Larry Hamilton;sisters- Audie Davis (Chris), Amanda Ryan (Peedee); daughters- Ashley Frazier, Amber Frazier, and father- Jimmy Frazier; one grandchild on the way; nieces and nephews- Gage Spence, BayLee Davis, Lauren Davis, and Jordan Davis, Damon and Gracie Ryan and Ethan Hamilton-Wilson; great nieces/nephews- Fallon and Brittian Masters and TJ Davis; best friend- Christy Schlabach; and all her good friends at Consolidated.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, March 4, 2017, at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home from 2 to 4 with a service to follow at 4. Pastor Mike Kerley will officiate.

Russell Allen Young

Russell Allen Young, 89, of Crossville, TN passed away on Friday, February 24, 2017 with his devoted wife Fay by his side.

Russell was born December 29, 1927 in Chicago, IL to the late Rutherford (Bud) and Virginia (Slaton) Young. He graduated high school in New Carlisle, IN and completed college while serving in the military. Russ started his military career with the Merchant Marines during World War II and transferred to the United States Army when that enlistment ended. He eventually sought a commission in the United States Air Force and retired as a Lieutenant Colonel serving a total of 28 years.

Family was an important part of Russell’s life and he always made them a priority even while traveling the world for his career.

Russell is survived by his loving wife of 17 years, Fay, along with his son David A. Young, Granddaughter Tracy and her husband Robert Young, Grandson Daniel Young, and Great-grandchildren Kimberly and Kaydance Young. Siblings include Verna Kline, Ida Mercer, Karen (Bill) Schwartz, Janice (Rob) Zelasko, James (Rose) Smolka, Shirley Jones and Nancy Speake.

Russell was preceded in death by his daughter Shryl Sayer, brothers Wilbur R. Young, Jerry C. Smolka and sisters Loraine Urbanski and Delores Wroblewski.

A memorial service will be at Oaklawn Baptist Church in Crossville, TN on Saturday, March 4, 2017 at 12:00.

Dennis Lee White Jr

Dennis Lee White, Jr., age 68, of Crossville, passed away February 28,2017 in Nashville Tenn. He was born on October 30,1948 in Miami, FL to Dennis Lee White, Sr. and Audry Haas White, who had moved to Miami from Charleston W .V.. The family moved back to Charleston, where another son, Daniel, was born. They then moved to Cleveland, Oh. area,where Dennis Sr, found work at Ford Motor Co.in Brookpark, OH. Dennis graduated from Berea High School, attended Cuyahoga County Community College, and joined the United States Navy in 1970. He was stationed in Galveston, Texas where he met Kathy, and they married in Durant, Oklahoma in 1972.Their daughter, Aril Leigh was born in 1973. The family moved to Ohio in 1974 when Dennis got out of the Navy. He had a job waiting at Ford Motor Co. where he had been working before he joined the Navy. A son Dennis Lee White III was born in 1976, and another son Matthew Daniel, was born in1985. Dennis retired in 2004, to Crossville, Tenn. where he and Kathy bought a home in 2003.                       Dennis loved traveling and had been to all 50 states and several countries. He also was in bands in Ohio, as a teenager in the Mysterions, and later in the Summertime Blues and played in a lot of locations in Northern Ohio. He was in a band in Crossville for awhile, Special Delivery. Dennis Played the guitar, the keyboard and sang. He had played the trumpet in school. He also loved photography, gardening and golf. He was in a league, the Liars and Cheaters, since 2004. He loved living in Crossville, and he loved his family and took wonderful care of all of them.                                                                                            Dennis is survived by his wife, Kathy; his children, April Leigh White Sales (Sean), Dennis Lee  White III. and Matthew Daniel White (Laura); his grandchildren, Haylee Evelyn Hurray, Shelby Leigh Sales  and Felix John White; and his brother Daniel D.White (Sherry)              He was preceded  in death by parents.                                                                                    A visitation will be held Friday, March 3, from 4pm to 7pm at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home. A celebration of life will be held Tuesday, March 7th in Berea ,Ohio at the American Legion Post 91 from 6 pm to 8 pm EST.                                                                                      Crossville Memorial is in charge of the arrangements.




Catha Virginia Cross

May 16, 1960- February 24, 2017 at Cumberland Medical Center. She was born May 16, 1960 to the late Carson Lloyd Turner and the late Mary Ellen Norris Turner. She studied Quality Management at Roane State Community College. She worked in offices of Mastercorp and Colinx then later on a homemaker.

Her top two priorities in life were God and family. She liked to read, watch TV, camping, hiking and enjoyed nature.She was a member of the Pentecostal Faith. She was one of the sweetest people anyone could have ever known. Her family was the whole world to her.

She is survived by her husband of 38 and a half years, James Cross, son- Keith Cross, daughter- Storme Cross Insco, Niece/ Daughter- Chasity Matthews, grandson- Zachery Insco, sisters- Barbara Turner Daffinee (Wade), BJ Turner Masters, Teresa Turner Stafford (John), and brothers- Ronald Turner (Delores), Tracy Turner, and Travis Turner.

She was preceded in death by her father in law, Curtis Cross, Brother in law- Leslie Cross, Sister in Law- Jackie Cross, and niece Tabitha Turner.

Pallbearers are Keith Cross, Caleb Stafford, Jason Richards, Shane Turner, Justin Turner, Terry Cross, Derrik Turner, Gary Turner, and Nathaniel Daffinee.

A visitation will be held at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home and Crematory on Monday February 27th from 6:00- 8:00 pm. A service will be held Tuesday February 28th at 2:00pm at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home and Crematory with a burial to follow at Turner Cemetery.


Ruth Leeann Manis

Ruth Leeann Manis, age 86, was born to John Roger and Loie Bryant Green on June 18, 1930 in Crossville, TN and passed away on February 23, 2017 in Crossville, TN. She worked in several sewing factories around Crossville and loved to garden and travel. Ruth was a member of Rinnie Baptist Church, served 25 years at a Bible camp, and enjoyed taking flowers to the sick in the community.  She was a 50 year member of the Eastern Star Mary Chapter #11, and a 50 year member of the Family Community Education Home Demonstration Club.

She is survived by her children- Sandra England (Robert), Karen Harrell (William), David Manis (Thelma Jean), and Martha Stevens (Terry); six grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; a brother- Walter Dean Green; and sisters- Patricia West and Brenda Grant.

Ruth was preceded in death by her parents, husband- Paul P. Manis; and siblings- J.C. Green, Clarence Green, and Wanda Atkinson.

The family received friends on Sunday night at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home, the funeral was held Monday, February 27, 2017, at Rinnie Baptist Church and she was buried in Rinnie Cemetery. Vic Davis officiated.

Deborah Ann Dunn

Deborah Ann Dunn born September 12, 1971 to Robert and Martha Sherrill in Crossville, TN and passed away February 22, 2017 in Crossville, TN. Mrs. Dunn loved to ride motorcycles, dance, and was a big family lady who loved spending time with them.

She is survived by her mother- Janie Sherrill, husband- Wayne Dunn, daughter- Jackie Chavis (Corey), sister- Angela Kilby, and brother- Bob Sherrill. Deborah is preceded in death by her father- Robert Sherrill.

Family will receive friends February 26, 2017 from 11:00-1:00pm with a service to follow. Burial will be held at Linary Cemetery