Alan Riley Crabtree

Alan Riley Crabtree, 44, of Crossville, TN passed away on March 12, 2015 at Cumberland Medical Center. A Celebration of life service will be held on April 3, 2015 at Cornerstone Baptist Church at 4:30 pm. In lieu of flowers please make donations to the American Heart Association.

Alan was born on July 20, 1970 in Jamestown, TN to Isam Riley and Ruth Ann Zeyen Crabtree. He worked as a security guard at UT. Alan enjoyed gaming, reading comic books, and watching movies.  He is survived by Grandmother: Anna Zeyen; brother: Shawn Crabtree (Melanie); Aunt Dorothy Palomeque (John). He was preceded in death by mother: Ruth Ann Crabtree; grandfather: Arthur Joseph Zeyen, Sr.; Uncle Arthur Joseph Zeyen, Jr.

Dorothy Ann Crabtree

Dorothy Ann Crabtree, age 71, was born on July 11, 1943 in Fentress County, TN to Johnny and Edna Hood and passed away on March 13, 2015 in Crossville, TN. Being a homemaker is what she loved to do and gardening was one of her passions.

She is survived by her sons- Wolford Wayne Crabtree, Arnold Edward Crabtree (Keri), and William Ross Crabtree; daughters- Lois F. Phillips (David), Deborah J. Sherrill (Fred), and Donna L. Iles (Abe); grandchildren- Michael Crabtree (Jennifer), Lisa Rodriguez (Gabi), Adam Crabtree, Daniel Crabtree, Joshua Crabtree, Matthew Crabtree, Destiny Crabtree, Laci Flynn, Logan Sherrill, Kyle Sherrill (Jessica), DJ Crabtree, Colton Crabtree, Kayde Crabtree, Cody Iles, and Ashley Keagle; great grandchildren- Alex Rodriguez, Alena Rodriguez, Erica Pugh, Kameron Sherrill, Briggs Corum, Alexa Becker, Riley Crabtree, McKenzie Crabtree, and Sophia Crabtree; brothers- Arnold Hood (LaDonna), Billy Hood, and Layton Hood (Loretta); and sister- Nadine Hunnicutt (Bill).

Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents- Johnny Hood Jr. and Edna Etter Smith Hood, Mabel Edwards, Marie Hayes, Katherine Myers, Lois Kenney, Johnny Hood, Ross Hood and David Hood.

The family will receive friends on Monday, March 16, 2015 from 6 to 8 pm at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home. The funeral service will be on Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at 11:00 with Pastor Scott Johnson officiating. The burial will be in Martha Washington Cemetery in Fentress County.

Bobby Alvin Sells, Sr.

Bobby Alvin Sells, Sr., 77, of Crossville, TN passed away on March 12, 2015 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Family will receive friends on Saturday, March 14, 2015 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home. Funeral service will follow at 7:00 pm with Jim Mersereau officiating. Burial will be on Sunday, March 15, 2015 at Smyrna Cemetery in Byrdstown, TN at 3:00 pm. Everyone will meet at the cemetery.

Bobby was born on August 2, 1937 in Byrdstown, TN to Cosby Duco and Ollie Sewell Sells. He served in the United States Navy. Bobby enjoyed going fishing, bowling, and playing fast pitch softball. He also liked playing card games on the computer.

Bobby is survived by sons: Bobby A. Sells, Jr., (Luanne), and Ricky H. Sells (Tammy); daughters: Cynthia Sells, and Shelly Clouse (Rick); grandchildren: Dane, Evan, Zach, Brandi, Brittany, Caleb, Michelle, and Michael; six great grandchildren; brother: Jack Sells; sisters: Thelma Carpenter, Ruth McCampbell, and Carolyn Osborne. He was preceded in death by his parents; Cosby and Ollie Sells; sisters: Charlotte Bertram, Allie Reagan, and Emily Sells; brother: Argyle Sells.

Eugene Bunn, Jr.

Eugene Bunn, Jr., 92, went home to Heaven with peace and grace on March 10th, 2015., to join his wife Anne who was called home before him.

Survived by his Daughter Paula Holder Boyd (Ross), his granddaughter Pamela Aperans (Jim), his great grandchildren Amanda Spence, Megan Spence, Joshua Aperans, Michael Aperans (Heather), Jessica Moshier (George), and his great-great grandchildren Ty Elmore, Bryson Aperans, Mikenzie Aperans, and Drake Aperans.  He was also survived by his brother Jimmy Bunn (Dean), and his sisters Juanita Whittle (Jim), and Virginia Cochran. He was predeceased by his great grandson Daniel Aperans, mother Essie Bunn, father Eugene Bunn Sr., his brothers John, J.W., Dan, Morris, and his sister Sandra.

Eugene was born in Boothton, Alabama in 1922, was in the Army Air Corp during WW2 and retired from the Civil Service in 1981. After his retirement, he worked in real estate, on the golf course and anywhere a person or business needed help. He was a happy devoted husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and great-great grandfather before his passing. Gene (as he was known to his friends) was always very active in every Church he attended, from being a Deacon, to helping out in the nursery, to providing maintenance for the Church whenever it was needed. Gene knew the Lord, loved children, and would give a stranger the shirt off of his back, just to help out.

A service will be held at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home and Crematory, 2653 North Main St. in Crossville, TN on March 14th from 10-12, with Burial immediately following at Green Acres Cemetery.  If you wish, in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Wounded Warriors Project, Alzheimer’s Association, or the charity of your choice, as Gene would have liked to keep helping those in need.

He leaves us with blessed memories.



Henry Alvin Imken, Jr.

Henry Alvin Imken, Jr., 74, of Crossville, TN passed away on March 10, 2015 at Cumberland House. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 14, 2015 at Winesap Freewill Baptist Church on Lantana Road at 1:00 pm with Bro. Rudy Oaks officiating.

Henry was born on December 31, 1940 in San Antonio, TX to Henry Alvin Imken, Sr. and Irma Schneider Imken. He served in the United States Army. Henry enjoyed going fishing and hunting; but most of all he loved life itself and helping others.

Henry is survived by his wife Glenda Sweet Imken; son: Otto Imken; daughter: Sandra Shipler Jones; brother: Clifton John Imken of San Antonio, TX; sister: Diane Imken of Huntsville, AL; several grandchildren, and great grandchildren; several Nieces and Nephews. . He was preceded in death by his parents: Henry Alvin, Sr. and Irma Imken; brother: Elroy Imken.

Frederick Harvey Arnold

Frederick Harvey Arnold of Crossville, TN passed away peacefully at home on March 8, 2015.

Born in Flushing, NY on April 19, 1923, he was the son of the late James Irza and Anna (Muendlein) Arnold.  During the Great Depression at the age of 11, his father sent the family to live at the family homestead in Jordan, NY.  After graduating from Jordan High School in June 1942, he entered aeronautical school.  He spent the next few years serving in the Army Air Corp during World War II.  Soon after marrying Dagmar Louise Olson in Flushing, NY on March 22, 1947, they moved to upstate New York where they raised a family of eight children, moving from Jordan to Altamont and then to North Chatham.  Mr. Arnold retired after a long career with the State of New York as an architectural draftsman.  Upon retirement in the late 1980’s, he and his wife moved to Crossville, TN where they spent almost 30 happy years together.

Mr. Arnold was a skilled artist, craftsman and musician. He enjoyed traveling, aviation, gardening, bird watching, drawing, and wood carving.  He also loved listening to and playing both pipe and theatre organ.  He assembled and enjoyed playing two pipe organs in his homes in upstate New York.  He also co-authored songs with some of his children. He had a great sense of humor and ability to make his family laugh.  Most important, he loved the Lord Jesus Christ and is now in his eternal home, present with the Lord.

He is survived by his devoted wife of 68 years, Dagmar; four daughters, Barbara (Darryl) Packer of Canandaigua, NY, Susan Arnold of Crossville, TN, Nancy (Randi) Shadic of Hillsdale, NY, Juliana (Mark) Swan of Macon, GA; three sons, Stephen (Debbie) Arnold of Ravena, NY, Frederick (Sandy) Arnold of Weedsport, NY and Alan (Heather) Arnold of Marietta, NY. He is also survived by twenty grandchildren, 18 great-grand children and several nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by one daughter, Karen (Bernie) Podsiedlik of Crossville, TN, three sisters, two brothers, one niece and one nephew.

Visitation will be held Thursday, March 12 at 10 a.m. at the First Church of the Nazarene at 2565 North Main Street in Crossville, followed by a memorial service at 11 a.m.  Flowers can be sent to the Crossville Memorial Funeral Home at 2653 North Main Street, Crossville, TN 38555.


Jerry Toomey

James Jerome Toomey “Jerry”, age 76, was born on October 10, 1938 in Portsmouth, Ohio to Erwin and Elma Toomey and passed away March 6, 2015 in Crossville. He was an analyst for Ford Motor Company and also served in the Army. He enjoyed golfing and was in the Grady Group Golf League. He was a Starter Ranger for Druid Hills. He ushered at the Cumberland County Playhouse and in earlier years at the Fox Theatre in Detroit. Although he enjoyed travelling, he recently found going on cruises was particularly high on his list.

He is survived by his wife- Karen Tighe Toomey; sons- Jim Toomey and Jeff Toomey (Tina); daughter- Julie Yeskie (Chris); grandchildren- Kristin, Nicholas, Nathan, Katelyn, and Rachel; brother-Don Toomey; sister-Ileen Houser; and dog- Murphy. He was preceded in death by his parents- Erwin Toomey and Elma Frantz Toomey; brothers- Jack and Bob Toomey; and sister- Rosemary Dunn.

The funeral service will take place at Christ Lutheran Church in Fairfield Glade, TN on Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at 1:00 pm with Pastor Doug MaGinn officiating. Pallbearers will be Chris Yeskie, Jim Toomey, Nathan Yeskie, Nick Toomey, Jeff Toomey, and Vince Jozwiak.

Arrangements made by Crossville Memorial Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc.

Ardena Grace Willis

Ardena Grace Willis, 79, of Crossville, TN passed away on February 26, 2015 at Fort Loudoun Medical Center. Family will receive friends on Monday, March 2, 2015 from 12:00 to 2:00 pm at Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Church. Funeral service to follow at 2:00 pm with Bishop Mark Wright officiating. Burial will be in Crossville City Cemetery.

Ardena was born on October 16, 1935 in River Rouge, MI to Carl Cecil and Ardena Laws Leavenworth. Ardena married Allan Patterson Willis on August 21, 1953. She worked as a Librarian, enjoyed traveling, playing the organ at church, and loved music and her piano.

Ardena is survived by husband Allan Patterson “Pat” Willis; sons: Robert Willis, and Phillip Willis (Kim); grandchildren: Johnathan, Jacob, Jesse, Sara, Mandi, and Allan Patterson Willis III; great grandchild: Josephine Ruth; brothers: Carl Lynn Leavenworth, and David Bernard Leavenworth; sisters: Kathleen Wilson; and Judith Ann Bryant.

Jerry Edward Harris

Jerry Edward Harris, 68, of Crossville, TN passed away on February 24, 2015 at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville, TN. Jerry was born on March 12, 1946 in Nashville, TN to Ensil Reed and Louis Margaret Gasser Harris. He served in the United States Air Force for 20 years. Jerry is survived by two daughters and six siblings. Jerry was preceded in death by his parents; two wives: Mary Jane Norman and Pat Harris.

Francis Carl Stoker

Francis Carl Stoker, 81, of Crossville, TN passed away on February 23, 2015. Family will receive friends on Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. Funeral service will be at 3:00 pm with Pastor Albert Tidwell officiating. Burial will be at Haley’s Grove Cemetery at Crab Orchard. Pallbearers will be Will Whitecotton, Bernie Goldberg, Anthony Garrison, Bobby A. Barker, Thomas Mathis, and Albert Sherrill.

Francis was born on March 5, 1933 in Morgantown, WV to John Anton and Louise Brank Stoker. He served in the United States Army. Francis enjoyed classis cars and music. He was a kind man who loved his family and was a whole lot of things to many people.

Francis is survived by son Randy Stoker; daughters: Susan Lyons (Ringo), Lisa Whitecotton (Will), and Merideth Rhyner (Jeff); ten grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; niece: Shannon Griffin of Lake Tansi; four brothers; and five sisters. He was preceded in death by wife: Ella Stoker; parents: John and Louise Stoker; son: Robert Carl Stoker.