Norman Woodruff Wells

Norman Woodruff Wells, 77, of Crossville, TN passed away on March 30, 2014 at Wyndridge Health and Rehab Center. He was born on October 27, 1936 in Port Chester, NY to Norman Woodruff Wells and Mary Alice Goodwin Wells.  Norman served in the United States Navy and United States Air Force.

He is survived by his wife Theresa Harnisch Wells.

Philip R. Hunter, Jr.

Phil HunterPhilip R. Hunter, Jr.

June 13, 1931—March 29, 2014

After a 5 year battle with cancer, Philip R. Hunter, Jr., age 82, went to be with his Beloved Savior. He was at home surrounded by his wife of 61 years, his children and his grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at Central Baptist Church on Tuesday, April 1, 2014. Viewing will be held from 10:00 a.m.—11 a.m., with funeral services following at 11:00 a.m. Burial will be at City Cemetery following the service. Crossville Memorial is in charge of arrangements.

Phil was a retired Navy Chief Petty Officer followed by a career in government for Naval Aviation Service Unit (NAESU). He and Fran traveled extensively, but mostly enjoyed spending time with family and friends.

For the last 26 years as members of Central Baptist Church, their lives revolved around serving others and watching the church grow.

Phil is survived by his wife Fran, daughter Vicki Carlson (Worth) of Crossville; daughter Lyssa Hunter Perry (Andy) of Bristol, Tenn., grandchildren Cameron, Kendrick, Kolbe and Karah Perry; son Steven Hunter of Berryville, Ark., grandchildren Erin Hunter (US Coast Guard, Seattle, Wash.), Keith Hunter (Jamy) of Fayetteville, Ark., and great-grandchildren Bailey and Kali Hunter; sister Pam Dyerson of San Diego, Calif., and many nieces and nephews.

Phil was preceded in death by his father Philip R. Hunter, Sr., his mother Marguerite DiPiero, and sister Marty Gaboury.


Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Cumberland County, 30 East Adams St., Crossville or Central Baptist Church Youth Program, Crossville.






Marc Andrew Hafner

Marc Andrew Hafner, age 51, was born on September 14, 1962 in Cincinnati, Ohio to William and Myrtle Hafner and passed away March 28, 2014 in Crossville, TN. He was a Maintenance Supervisor at Flowers Bakery. Music, however, was his life! He enjoyed singing and playing. He could play anything he put his hands on but specialized in the guitar, drums, and keyboard. He played in a band called Lickity Split.

He is survived by his mother- Myrtle Ann Moniz Hafner; wife- April Curtis Hafner; son- Marc Andrew Hafner and Elizabeth; daughters- Maile Brooks and Benjamin, Ioana Hafner and Aaron; grandchildren- Brandon Hafner, Brittany Hafner, and Lucas Brooks; brothers- William P., Michael, Robert, Charles, and Harold Hafner; sisters- Margaret Ann and Melissa Bodley.

Marc is preceded in death by his father- William P. Hafner.

A memorial service will take place Thursday, April 3, 2014, at 1:00 pm at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc.

Lisa Diane McNeal Barnwell

Lisa was born on September 16, 1963 to Boyd and Gladys McNeal. She went home to be with her Lord on March 27, 2014. Lisa was of Baptist Faith and a homemaker. She had a passion for the Native American Culture; she was very compassionate and put others before herself. She loved the Lord and let everyone that she talked to know that the Lord loved them. Lisa was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, and aunt.

Family will receive friends on Sunday, March 30, 2014 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home. The funeral service will follow at 3 with Pastor Mike McCoy officiating. Burial will be in Haley Grove Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jesse and Charles Bolles, Paul and Will Gunter, David Flynn, Zack Barnwell, Danny Gunter and Steven McNeal.

Lisa is survived by: Husband: John Ed Barnwell; Children: Steven Dewayne Gibson (Becky), Jamie Marie Gibson (David Flynn), Zack Barnwell (Michella), Tausha Nesbit (Chad); Grandchildren: Skyler and Isaac Threet, Makaley, Tyler, Baylee and Adrian Gibson,  Akaisha, Will, Alayna, and Zack Flynn, Ethan, Gavin & Bravin Barnwell, Cameron, Jacob & Morgan Nesbit; Parents: Boyd and Gladys McNeal; Sisters: Kathy Bolles (Charlie), Edie Gunter (Danny), Arlene McNeal, and Sylvia Lewis (Tracy); Brothers: Steve McNeal (Nova), Leslie McNeal (Edna), and Timothy McNeal (Joanie); Many Nieces, Nephews, Aunts, Uncles, and Cousins.  She was preceded In Death by; Granddaughter: Hailey Marie; Grandparents: Sumler and Alma Allred, JB and Mary Alice McNeal; Aunt: Ruth Moles; Uncles: Bill Allred, Charles and Doug McNeal; Great Nephew Briant McNeal .

Gary Wayne Bruce

Gary Wayne Bruce “Butter Bean”, age 55, was born on October 12, 1958 to Wilker and Anna Jean Bruce in Berea, OH. He passed away on March 21, 2014 in Crossville, TN. Gary was a carpenter and enjoyed fishing and motorcycles. He loved hanging out with his buddies.

Gary is survived by his father- Wilker Bruce; son- William Lee Bruce; brothers- Wilker Shane Bruce, Tommy Shawn Bruce, and Timmy Eric Bruce.

He was preceded in death by his mother- Anna Jean Wright Bruce and sister- Patricia Susan Bruce.

The family will receive friends on Monday, March 24, 2014, from 5 to 9 pm at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home. The funeral service will be Tuesday, March 25, 2014, at 2:00 pm with burial to follow in Big Lick Cemetery.

William Ronald Dyer

William Ronald Dyer, 65, of Crossville, TN passed away on March 19, 2014 at Cumberland Medical Center. Family will receive friends on Saturday March 22, 2014 at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home from 1:00 to 3:00 pm with the funeral service to follow at 3 with Dan Hively officiating. Burial will follow at Green Acres Memory Gardens. Pall bearers will be Jeff Dyer, Edd Dyer, Jay Filburn, Jerry Dyer, Jason Dyer, Larry Dyer, and Mark Daniel. Honor Guard will provide full Military Honors.

Ron was born on April 14, 1948 in Clifty, TN to Roy Edward Dyer, Sr. and Mabel Lewis Dyer. Ron was proud to be a Vietnam Veteran he served in the United State Marines, then worked in construction.

Ron is survived by Mother : Mabel  Lewis Dyer; Fiancé’: Barbara Brown of Crossville, TN; Sons: Jason Dyer and wife Melissa, Jeff Dyer and wife Amanda, Jay Filburn and fiancé’ Ashley all of Crossville, TN; Daughters: Jill Green and husband Craig of Knoxville, TN; Darla Ardziejewski and husband Tom of Clarkrange, TN Grandchildren: Jake Green, Duncan Green, Jace Dyer, Lucas Dyer, Beau Dyer, Bailey Dyer, Jayna Filburn, Alex LaRue, and Vinnie Ardziejewski; Brothers: Edd Dyer (Mae), Jerry Dyer, Larry Dyer (Rosalee). He was preceded in death by Father: Roy Edward Dyer, Sr. and Sister: Ora Lee Caulkins.

Patti Linn Drake

Patti DrakePatti Linn Drake, 88, of Pleasant Hill, TN passed away on March 15, 2014 at Wharton Nursing Home. She was born on June 25, 1925 in Cincinnati, Ohio to John and Mildred Thyra Linn. A memorial service will be held on Friday, March 21, 2014 at St. Raphael’s Episcopal Church at 2:00 pm. Patti will be laid to rest in Woodland Cemetery in Dayton, Ohio at a later date.

Patti was educated in art at the Art Academy of Cincinnati graduated in 1945 with a diploma, University of Cincinnati graduated in 1946 with a degree, Rosewood Art Center of Kettering and many workshops. Cuisine Dieppe, France in 1973.

She has had a long career in all facets of Commercial advertising, promotion and design, mainly in the fashion field.

Her paintings have hung in several galleries including the Oak Ridge Art Center, Fairfield Art Guild Gallery, and Crossville City Hall. Her painting of KOI was featured in the national magazine KOI USA.

In addition to her painting, she was also a writer and had published a chapbook of poetry with illustrations by herself.

She has taught at Sinclair Community College and given seminars on the empowerment of women in Dayton, Ohio; and art appreciation to local groups.

Patti was a retired consumer products company executive; married Melvin Richard Drake on September 15, 1953. They had one child, Julie Ann Daniel.

Patti was a fashion copy writer Mables, Cincinnati from 1938 to 1945; jewelry designer for Wadsworth Company in Dayton, KY from 1945 to 1951; fashion art director at H&S Pogue Company in Cincinnati from 1951 to 1955; art director in the classified Cincinnati Enquirer from 1955 to 1960; Vice President of fashion promotions Donenfelds, Dayton, OH from 1965 to 1995; was a resident and art seminar instructor in Fairfield Glade, TN.

Joan Verna Farley

Joan Verna Farley, 78, of Crossville, TN passed away on March 15, 2014 at Cumberland Medical Center. She was born on November 6, 1935 in Cincinnati, Ohio to Edward and Helen Bennett. Joan worked as a sales clerk, enjoyed exercising, sewing, cooking, coupon collecting; loved her family and her dog Weasel. A Memorial service will be held at a later date in Battle Creek, MI.

Joan is survived by: sons: Michael Farley (Robin), James Farley (Jill) all from Battle Creek, MI; daughter: Brenda Steffan (James) of Gary, IN; grandchildren: Candy, J T, Chris, Mikie, Eric; numerous great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband: Frank Farley; brother: Gene Bennett

Robert Larry Lewis

Robert Larry Lewis, 63, of Crossville, TN passed away on March 17, 2014 at his home. He was born on November 6, 1950 in Louisville, KY to Everett Finley and Dora Jane McCormick Lewis. He worked as a truck driver, enjoyed fishing, adventures, and boats.

Robert is survived by wife Jo Ann Lewis; sons: Robert David both of Crossville, TN, and Tony Welch of Florida; sisters: Virgie Brown, Shirley Maynard, and Sandy Looper; brother: Ronnie Lewis all of Crossville, TN; a host of nieces and nephews; and a bunch of friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother: Jerome Paul Lewis.

A Eulogy will be held on Saturday March 22, 2014 at 2:00 pm at the Light House of Praise on Lantana Road. Junior Pugh and Ronald Wagner will be officiating. A dinner will follow the service.

Betty Jane Parsons Hedgecoth

Scan0079Betty Jane Parsons Hedgecoth, 82, of Crossville, TN passed away on March 14, 2014 at Cumberland House. Family will receive friends on Sunday, March 16, 2014 at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home from 2:00 to 4:00 PM, funeral service will follow at 4 with Marty Davenport officiating. Burial will be in Creston Cemetery. If you would like to make donations in Betty’s name to Hospice of Cumberland County, Cumberland House.

Betty was born on April 11, 1931 in Crossville, TN to Homer and Mary Lou Robinson Parsons. She enjoyed going fishing, working in her flower gardens, loved her dog and best friend Bonnie; Betty and her sister liked to wander.

Betty is survived by: sons: James Ronald Hedgecoth (Michelle), and  David Hedgecoth (Gigi); daughters: Norma Jean Hedgecoth, and Sharrin Ann Norris (Roger); grandchildren: Melissa Redwine, Kevin Hedgecoth, Jeff Kilgore, Tina Moore, Victoria Phillips, Ernest Hedgecoth, David Hedgecoth, Tabitha Bunch, Chrissy Machic, Roger Joe Norris, Donald Norris; 30 Great Grandchildren; brother: Jimmy Parsons; sisters: Virginia Blaylock, and Judy Phillips. She was preceded in death by: parents: Homer and Mary Lou Robinson Parsons; son: Dohn Hedgecoth; sister: Barbara Elmore; brothers: Tom Parsons, JB Parsons, Ralph Parsons, and Theodore Parsons; great granddaughter: Lindi Hedgecoth.