Robert A. (Bob) Wallace

Robert A. (Bob) Wallace, 76, of Crossville, TN, formerly of Snellville, GA, died January 30, 2014. He was born June 15, 1937 in Knoxville, TN to the late James Adrian Wallace and Adelaide White Wallace. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Martha Hyde Wallace; daughters- Robin W. Christenson of Atlanta, GA and Kristy W. (Loran) Greene of Louisville, KY; grandchildren- Kelsey Christenson, Cole Christenson, Luke Greene, Andy Greene, and Jake Greene. Also surviving are his brothers- Ron (Fran) Wallace of Hayesville, NC and Steve (Susan) Wallace of Edisto Beach, SC.

Mr. Wallace was a member of Central Baptist Church of Crossville, TN. He retired from CDC in Atlanta, GA and worked at Lake Tansi Golf Course for ten years. He enjoyed working on golf clubs and framing pictures for family and friends.

A memorial service will be held Monday, February 3, 2014 at Central Baptist Church. Visitation at 1pm followed by service at 2pm. Officiating will be Pastor Roland Smith and Pastor Billy Kemp.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Building Fund at Central Baptist Church or Hospice of Cumberland County.

Arlene Lucille Cort

Arlene Lucille Cort, age 79, was born on December 1, 1934 to Harry and Margaret Specht in Chicago, IL and passed away on January 29, 2014 in Crossville TN. She was a property manager for the real estate industry. Arlene was an elk officer in the Cumberland Co. Elks Lodge. She enjoyed playing cards, traveling, and crocheting. She loved to talk!

Arlene  is survived by her partner- Harold Erixon; nieces- Melanie Wojciechowski, Patty Yarrish, Margaret Berglund and some nephews; brothers- Robert, Harry Jr., and Anthony Specht; sisters- Margaret McGhee and Diane Huntley.

She was preceded in death by her husband- Donald Cort; parents- Harry Specht and Margaret Solek Specht; and son- Frank Manis.

The family will have a memorial service on February 9, 2014 at 1:00 pm at the Cumberland Co. Elks Lodge.


Dorothy Jean McGonagle

Dorothy Jean McGonagle, age 86, was born on October 7, 1927 to Herbert and Clara Householder in New Lexington, Ohio. She passed away on January 30, 2014 in Crossville, TN. She worked as a secretary for Pure Oil Refinery in Newark, Ohio and then as a sales clerk for Griffen Bros. Furniture. Dorothy was a housewife and mother first and foremost. She enjoyed being in service to others and was active in church affairs. She was an officer in the Catholic Council of Women and a Minister of Care, taking holy communion to shut-ins. She volunteered for the Battered Women’s of Crossville, TN and assisted with monthly Bingo at Wyndridge Health and Rehabilitation Center for 25 years.

She is survived by her husband- George F. McGonagle of Fairfield Glade, TN; sons- Michael McGonagle and Carol of Logan Ohio, Kevin McGonagle and Linda of North Webster, IN; daughter- Patrice Koser of Fairfield Glade, TN; eight grandchildren- Kyle and Maribel McGonagle, Kelly McGonagle, Katie McGonagle, Shawn and Megan O’Brien, Brian McGonagle, Kristen and Rick Holstead, Kyle and Rachel Koser, and Kathleen and Steven Oakes; three great grandchildren- Isabella, Aiden, and Shane; brother- Donald Householder of Ohio; sisters- Margie Leitnaker and Lynn of Ohio, Mary Lou Householder and Lloyd of Florida, Helen Knipe and Kenneth of Florida; and brother-in-law- James McGonagle and Helen of Fairfield Glade, TN.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents- Herbert Lee Householder and Clara Emily Wendel Householder; and son- Chris McGonagle.

Memorial Service will be held on February 15, 2014 at 10:00 am at St. Francis of Assisi with Father John Dowling officiating.

Grace Cox

Grace CoxGrace Buck Cox, 91, of Crossville, TN passed away on January 28, 2014 at Wharton Nursing Home in Pleasant Hill, TN. Family will receive friends on Thursday, January 30, 2014 at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home from 12:00 to 2:00 pm. Funeral Service will follow at 2 with Mark Hall officiating. Burial will be in Tolletts Chapel Cemetery. Pallbearers are Gerry Cox, Lynn Cox, Tony Cox, Tim Cox, Michael Cox, Bruce Cox. Honorary pallbearers are David Cox and Shannon Shaw.

Grace was born on January 9, 1923 in Wilder, TN to Crawford and Winnie Ledford Buck. She worked as a clerk at Wal-Mart for 28 years.

Grace is survived by: sons: Clinton Dean Cox (Mary), Michael David Cox, and Anthony Bruce Cox (Joy); 13 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; 1 great-great grandchild; sister: Chris Womack. She was preceded in death by her parents: Crawford and Winnie Ledford Buck; husband: William Samuel Cox; sons: William David Cox, and Samuel Boyd Cox.


Christopher A. Ellis-Danson

Christopher A. Ellis-Danson (1/1/1970-1/13/2014) age 44, born in Murfreesboro, TN passed away suddenly following an out patient surgical procedure at Vanderbilt University’s, Nashville Surgical Center, on Monday, January 13, 2014, in route to his home from Nashville, TN to Crossville, TN.

Christopher followed in his father’s footsteps, Mark J. Danson, and worked as a heavy equipment operator and foreman for Mainstream Construction Co. in Gainesboro, TN.

Christopher was a very spiritual person and a Christian. He loved to bow hunt, fish and raise beagle dogs. He will be missed by all that knew him, friends and family alike. He always held out his had to anyone that needed a helping hand and smiled at anyone that needed a smile. He was a good-hearted person and up until the very last minutes of his life, he was a fun-loving person and loved to laugh and make other people laugh.

He will be dearly missed by his parents Mark (Scratch) and Joan Barrie-Danson of Linary, TN.

His aunts and uncle, LuAnne and Bob Sells of Tansi, and their children Heather and David Smith and their son Nicholas of Mississippi and Tom and Jennifer Rogers and son Tyler of South Carolina, as well as, his aunts Amber Barrie-Caldwell and Sharon Woolf of Christiana, TN, Meri Beth Barrie-Dykes and son Colton, and Delight Diane (DeDe) Barrie, all from Crossville, TN.

He will also never be forgotten by his uncle Tommy L. Phillips, Keith Phillips, and all of his cousins Toshia and Gene Powers, Roger Keith and Renee Phillips and Jessee and Tiffany Phillips and all of their beautiful children, all from Crossville, TN. As well as, his cousins, Amanda and Joseph Barrie-Richey and cousin Toby Barrie.

He will be dearly missed by his uncles and aunts, Hal and Kimberly Danson and son Kristopher, of Sparta, TN and their daughter, Bethany Danson-Shanku and spouse Alex and son Benjamin of New Brunswich, New Jersey.

His uncle and aunt Bobby and Peggy Allen, and their children, Casey and Carrie Allen and Melodee Allen-Walker and their wonderful children all from Crossville, TN.

He will be leaving behind his uncle Michael J. Danson and wife, Sandee L. Danson of Breckinridge, TN whom he loved with all of his heart. And their son and his wife Joshua and Jessica Danson and their children of Moyock, North Carolina.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents Clifton and Jeanne Barrie of Crossville, and uncles Jimmy Dean Barrie, Dale Alan Barrie and Clifton E. Barrie, all from Crossville.

He was also preceded in death by his grandparents Melvin J. Danson, as well as, Ken and Dorothy Danson-Lawson, also of Crossville.

He will be thought of and missed by all of his cousins, friends and family too numerous to mention, and is thankful for all of the love and friendship that they showed him throughout his short lifetime.

Thank you to all of our friends, neighbors and relatives for your kindness and support at this very difficult and sorrow-filled time in our lives. May be rest in peace.

“The Lord is my Shepard, I shall not want….

He leadeth me to lie down in green pastures….”

Walter Miles

Walt Miles passed away in his home following a battle with cancer and heart failure on January 20, 2014. A Celebration of life service will be on his birthday, February 15, at Fairfield Glade Community Church. He will be in-urned in the Columbarium.

Walter Allen Miles was born on February 15, 1938 in Grove City, PA. He and his brother, Larry, were the first twin boys born in Bashline and Rossman Hospital to Kenneth and Elzada (Powers) Miles. They lived in Grove City, Turtle Creek, and Trafford, PA.

Walt was active in the Methodist choir and sang at many functions while in high school. He said he caddied to buy clothes and sang for his supper.

He was dyslexic and had a hard time learning to read. Hazel Shenefelt tutored him, and he went on to graduate from Wilkinsburg High School, Paul Smith’s College in upstate New York, and attended Carnegie Mellon in Pittsburgh, PA.

Walt worked for Sheraton Hotels, Campbell’s, John Sexton, Continental Food Service, Seaway in Cleveland, and was Director of National Accounts for Sysco FS of Cleveland.

Walt met Barbara in Minn. in 1980. They married on Valentine’s Day in 1981. They lived in Minn., Miss., Virginia, Ohio, and Tennessee. They retired in TN in 2000 (Finally!!!). He always seemed to have a part-time job and volunteered at the Palace Theater where he was a familiar face in the concession stand.

Outdoor sports were a passion for Walt. He played tennis, softball, volleyball, and his first love – golf! He played with the Slicers, a few years with East TN Seniors, and in the Monday nine-hole league until his heart became too weak to negotiate the courses.

Walt and Barbara loved to travel. They visited 46 states, the National Parks in the Southwest, Hawaii many times, Australia, New Zealand, and had a fondness for the Atlantic beach resorts.

Walt was loyal to his friends, church, and community. He was active in the FFG Community Church where he served on several committees, sang in the choir, and served on the Board. He loved living in TN and Fairfield Glade and enjoyed the activities available.

The past year Walt fought a valiant fight against cancer and the damage done by radiation. He had another heart attack in September and was limited in his activities after that. Walt passed away at home with his wife and friends at his side. Hospice of Cumberland County had provided care during the last months of his life.

Walt was preceded in death by his parents and twin brother. He is survived by his wife, Barbara, of Fairfield Glade,TN, children – Vincent (Carin) Onstott of Eastpointe, MI. Beth Ann Mochrie, Scott Miles, grandchildren – Jake, Madison, and Vinnie Onstott, and niece Christine Castillo.

Faithful friends report that he was a Gentle man, except on the golf course. He loved a good story and could mess up the punch line with the best of them.

Donations requested to Hospice of Cumberland County or Fairfield Glade Community Church in lieu of flowers.



Joy Elizabeth Mills

Joy MillsJoy Elizabeth Mills, 88, of Crossville, TN passed away on January 21, 2014 at Cumberland Medical Center. Family will receive friends on Wednesday, February 5, 2014 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home. Funeral Service will follow at 11:00 with burial in Pomona Cemetery.

Joy was born on May 8, 1925 in Bermuda to Lubin and Annie Skater Hoare. She worked as a registered nurse.

Joy is survived by sons: G C Mills of Tennessee,  Ron Mills (Sharon) of Michigan; daughter: Vicky Ann Mills of Minnesota; grandchildren: Sarah, Mac, Mindy, Scotty, and Alecia; sister Lillian Menshausen Thomas of NY. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband George Chester Mills II, sister: Marion Thomas and grandchild- Sharon.

Gregory Perry Edwards

Gregory Perry Edwards, 54 of Crossville, TN passed away on January 18, 2014.  He was born on December 1, 1959 in Crossville, TN to Walter and Mae Virginia Smith Edwards. He served in the United States Military. Worked as a chef at Waffle House and Bean Pot.  Gregory enjoyed watching football and was a Earnhart racing fan.

Greg is survived by sister: Pam Edwards; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers: Luke, Wayne, Jimmy, Kenneth, and Carl Edwards; sisters: Helen Mayo and Jeannette Jones.

In lieu of flowers please make a donation toward the funeral expenses. Service information is incomplete at this time will update when service is set.

John R. Brown

John R. Brown, 42, of Crossville, TN passed away on October 22, 2013. Family will receive friends on Friday, January 17, 2014 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home. Funeral service will follow at 3 with Pastor Ralph Reagan officiating. Burial will be in Crossville City Cemetery.

John was born on December 13, 1970 to Wayne and Jo Hall Brown in Crossville, TN.

John is survived by his parents: Wayne and Jo Brown; brother: Mike Brown; sisters: Paula Navarro, and Melody Jones; niece: Miranda McIntire; nephews: Dustin Brown, and Bryon Phillips all of Crossville, TN

Kelly Smith


Kelly Smith, 70, of the Vandever Community was called home on Sunday, January 12, 2014.

Kelly was born in Dovina, TN on February 9, 1943 to the late Harrison and Johanna Kennedy.

She was a beloved wife and wonderful mother. Kelly enjoyed caring for others, canning vegetables and preserving fruits for her family and country living.  She was a member of Faith Baptist Church of Melvin, TN. After over fifty years of marriage, she leaves her husband Donald Smith. The two were married on July 11, 1963.

Kelly is also survived by two daughters: Regenia Findley (Anthony) and Lisa Smith (Michael), all of Crossville, TN. She has three grandchildren: Justin Crabtree (Amanda), Megan Crabtree, and Hayden Smith all of Crossville, TN. She is also survived by one great grandchild: Gabrielle Crabtree.

Kelly was laid to rest on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 in Webb cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family request a donation to Hospice of Cumberland County, 30 E. Adams St Crossville, TN 38555.