Colton Lee Dishon

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.

Paul Junior Lee

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.

Wayne Steven Hurt, Sr.

Wayne Steven Hurt, Sr., age 53, was born on May 12, 1962 to David Hurt and the late Mercedes Tholl Hurt in Hazel Crest, Illinois. He passed away at his home on April 10, 2016 in Crossville, TN.

Wayne is survived by his father- David Hurt; wife- Susan Hurt; son- Wayne Hurt, Jr. of Kentucky; daughters- Emily Fitzgerald (Jamie) of Virginia and Danielle Hurt (Jerome Graham) of Crossville, Tennessee; grandchildren- Raven Hurt, Josilyn Hurt, and Lakota Graham; brothers- Donald, Robert, Chuck, and Joe; sisters- Debbie Hurt; Mary Johnson, and Tracy Hurt; and sister-in-law- Carrie Hurt.

Wayne was preceded in death by his mother- Mercedes Tholl Hurt; and brother- David Hurt.

Family will be receiving friends on Wednesday, April 13, 2016 from 4 to 6 p.m. at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home with a funeral service following visitation at 6 p.m.

Belinda Jean Buige

Belinda Jean Buige, age 45, was born on September 18, 1970 to the late William Perry and Donna Neamon Gilbert in Buffalo, New York. She passed away at Cumberland Medical Center in Crossville, Tennessee on April 8, 2016. In her spare time, Belinda enjoyed reading and playing games. She also loved watching movies, coloring, and art.

Belinda is survived by her mother- Donna Neamon Gilbert; spouse- Jason H. Pennington; sons: Sean Perry, Kevin Perry, and Jason Pennington, Jr.; daughters- Jessica Shutley, Amanda Abbott, Robin Perry, Angela Pennington, and Felicia Pennington; grandchildren- Dominick, Steven, Alex, and Emmett; brothers- John Perry and William Perry; sisters- Marsha Gates (Joseph) and Veronica Krause.

Belinda was preceded in death by her father- William Perry.

Marjorie Alice Hacker

hACKERMarjorie Alice Hacker (nee Blauvelt), age 86, was born on July 8, 1929 in Lawrenceburg, Indiana. She passed away on April 8, 2016 in Crossville, Tennessee. She was the daughter of John and Goldie (Arnie) Blauvelt. Marjorie retired from St. Elizabeth Hospital of Covington, Kentucky.

Marjorie is survived by her daughter Judith (Dean) Sweeney, son Joseph (Patricia) Dunaway, daughter Susan Dunaway, son Gregory (Sharyl) Dunaway, stepson Dennis (Joan) Hacker, stepdaughters Connie Jo Brady, Robin (Mark) Price, and Ginger Haven, numerous grandchildren, great and great-great grandchildren.

Marjorie was preceded in death by her husband Denver Hacker, brother Frank Blauvelt, sisters Doris Rose, and Freda Wood, sons John Dunaway, and William Dunaway.

A memorial service was held on Saturday, April 16, 2016  at Cumberland View Baptist Church on Fairview Drive in Crossville, Tennessee.

Marjorie is going to be laid to rest with her husband, Denver Hacker, on Monday June 6, 2016 in Egypt, Kentucky.

Leonard A. Russo

rUSSOLeonard A. Russo, 89, of Fairfield Glade, TN, and formerly of Bernardsville, NJ, passed away on April 9, 2016, at the Cumberland House in Crossville, TN.  Len was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather.  He was the devoted son of Vincent and Carmela Russo.

Mr. Russo is survived by his wife, Shirley Krom Russo, of 49 years, brother, Fred Russo, of Vero Beach, FL, and sister Marie Forsythe and brother Al Russo of Bernardsville, NJ.  Surviving children include Bob Mills of Highland, NC, and Sandee Garion of Lake Worth, FL.  Mr. Russo has 10 nieces and nephews, 5 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren that he absolutely adored.  He was predeceased by brothers Jerry and Jim of Bernardsville, NJ, a daughter, Pam McLaughlin, and son, Gregory Mills.
Mr. Russo lived in NJ before moving to Fairfield Glade, TN, 19 years ago.  Mr. Russo proudly served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.  Mr. Russo worked as a manger in the A&P and Food Town stores in NJ.
Mr. Russo was an avid golfer, bowler, and he enjoyed woodworking and working in the yard.  He was a season-ticket holder of box seats for the New York Giants for more than 30 years and he also loved the New York Mets.  Mr. Russo was a fourth degree of Knights of Columbus and was a member of Saint Francis Assisi Church.
Memorial services will be scheduled at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Cumberland Hospice House in Crossville, TN.

Carroll Bruce Ross

On Tuesday, April 5th of 2016, Mr. Carroll Bruce Ross of Crossville Tennessee moved on from his life here on earth. Mr. Ross graciously served our country in the U.S. Air Force back in the 1970s. Mr. Ross spent the majority of his life learning and becoming an Expert Welder. He also, enjoyed creating things through the process of wood working.
Mr. Carroll Bruce Ross is entrusting us with his survivors including his son, Tracy Flora, and two daughters, Kim Martin and Amanda Ross, one grandchild, Autumn Martin, two sisters Jane Wright (Bobby) and Charla Cooper (Tony). Mr. Ross was preceded in death by his wife, Marlene Ross and brother, Barney Ross.

On behalf of Mr. Carroll Bruce Ross’s family, friends, and Crossville Memorial Funeral Home, we all want to thank you for your thoughts and remembrances of the life in which Carroll Bruce Ross lived.

Shirley Ellis Tucker

TuckerShirley Ellis Tucker, 92, passed away on Sunday, April 3, 2016.

Born in Chicago, Illinois, on January 28, 1924, she was the daughter of Richard W. & Bertha Soderberg Ellis.  Her father, what she called “a true Railroad Man,” moved his small family up and down the Illinois Central Railroad line so she grew up in many different places from Chicago to New Orleans.

She attended college at North Central College.  After two years there she transferred to the University of Iowa graduating in 1945 with a degree in social work.  Upon graduation she went to work to support the country during World War II as a social worker with the Red Cross and was stationed at Fitzsimmons Army Hospital in Denver, Colorado, as a counselor.  She met her husband, Samuel Philip Tucker, a pilot in the U.S. Army Air Corps there and they were married in December, 1945.

They raised four children starting in Denver, Colorado, and after a few moves ended up in Crossville, Tennessee, where her husband was a chemist for the Crossville Rubber Company.  She began her teaching career in 1961 with the Cumberland County school system at Pine View elementary school.  While teaching she earned a Masters degree in guidance and counseling from the University of Alabama which she worked during the summers to complete.  She retired in 1991 from her position as the guidance counselor at Martin Elementary school.  She also taught at Cumberland Elementary and the Cumberland County High School.  She loved her job as a teacher and developed many lasting relationships with fellow teachers, staff members and students during her 30 year career.

An avid reader, she started a Wednesday afternoon book club with several of her friends in 1978 that lasted until her passing.  Shirley loved life!  She loved to travel, dig in the dirt, family, friends, music and flowers.

Shirley was preceded in death by her father & mother, husband Philip & her only son, Philip Ellis Tucker.

She is survived by daughters Nancy Darrell (Jon Krauss), Peggy Singleton & Rissa Hale (Orville); eight grandchildren; Amy, Phaedra, Shelby, Addison, Leslie, Leah, Philip (Alexandra), & Lee; two great children and one great great grandchild.

Grace Mae Norris

Grace Mae Norris, age 91, was born on March 11, 1925 to Will and Maggie Mathis Meadows in Christopher, IL. She passed away in Crossville, TN on April 3, 2016. Grace enjoyed going to church. She also enjoyed taking care of her children. Grace loved having her children and grandchildren all around her.

Grace is survived by her children- Elaine Cox, Phillip Flatt, and Gina Webb; grandchildren- Link Cox, Greg Cox, Christa Criswell, Daniel Webb, Oscar Flatt, Jason Flatt, and Jody Flatt; and 16 great grandchildren.

Grace was preceded in death by her parents; husband- Glen Norris; sisters- Erma Bowman, Emma Murphy, and Mabel Masters.

Family will be receiving friends on Tuesday, April 5, 2016 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home. A service for Grace will also be held on Tuesday at 3 p.m. with Bro. Barry Kennedy officiating. She will be laid to rest in Fredonia Cemetery.