Shirley Saltkill, age 74, was born in Crossville, TN to the late Asa Lee Smith and Bessie Louella Whittenburg Smith on December 10, 1942 and passed away on May 8, 2017 in Clinton, TN. She was a loving wife and mother, but loved her grandchildren more than anything. She was a member of Crossville Nazarene Church and enjoyed every chance she got to participate in church functions.
Shirley is survived by sons- Kevin Saltkill (Heather) and Keith Saltkill; grandchildren- Austin and Alex; and half sisters- Bobbie Bishop and Arlene Woods. She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband- Dale Saltkill; and half brother- Arlos Dawson.
The family will receive friends on Saturday, May 13, 2017, at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home from 11 to 1 with service to follow. Her son, Keith Saltkill will officiate and burial will be in Green Acres Memory Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the funeral home to pay for expenses.
Bernice Tanner, age 75, was born in Cairo, Illinois to the late Edgar and Dolly (Stienmetz) Burton. She passed away on May 4, 2017.
She is survived by her daughter- Sherry Ford; brothers- Louie Burton, Sam Burton, and Edgar Burton; and sister- Beatrice Meads.
She is preceded in death by her parents; husband- Teddy Tanner; and son- Bobby Joe Tanner.
A graveside service for Bernice will be held on Sunday, May 7, 2017 1:00 p.m. at Mayland Cemetery with Jared Burgess officiating.
Anna Laura (Brown) Dietz age 88, passed peacefully away on April 17, 2017, in a local health care facility.
She was born May 15, 1928 in Monterey, Tennessee, the youngest daughter of the late Charles Lee Brown and Annie Randolph Brown.
Anna was a devoted mother, homemaker and worked in retail sales in the Cookeville area for over 50 years. She was preceded in death by her late husband of 67 years, Shelah Paul Dietz. She was the last surviving sibling of five sisters and two brothers.
She is survived by two sons, Michael Wayne (Stacey) Dietz of Cookeville, and Stephen Paul Dietz of Chattanooga; grandchildren, Sean Dietz, Jordan Dietz and Taylor Dietz all of Knoxville, two great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be held at 1 PM Saturday, May 13, 2017 at the Cookeville City Cemetery with Brother Carl Scarlett officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Scott Ave Baptist Church 253 Scott Ave. Cookeville, Tennessee 38501 in Anna’s name.
Arrangements and on line by Crossville Memorial Funeral Home Crematory 2653 N. Main Crossville, Tennessee.
Trevor Nathaniel Long, 24, of Crossville, passed away on March 25, 2017.
Trevor was a multi-talented young man who had a passion for writing music and playing the guitar and drums. He even spoke French. His talents went on into his love of sports, which involved fencing and soccer.
He is survived by his wife, Alexis Long; father, Dennis Long and his wife Sheree; mother, Hope Long; brother, Nolan Long; grandparents, Lorraine Long (John), Elmer Honeycutt (Thelma Jean) and Jan Cunningham; many aunts, uncles and cousins; and many loving friends.
His services were held on April 2, 2017, and arranged by Crossville Memorial Funeral Home.
Harold Fredrick Tillinghast, age 78, was born on April 2, 1939 to Donald and Margaret (Turnblom) Tillinghast in Providence, Rhode Island. He passed away on April 30, 2017. Harold served our country in the United States Air Force for 22 years. In his spare time, he loved woodworking and playing golf. Harold also enjoyed playing his guitar and cooking.
He is survived by his wife- Mary Tillinghast; son- C.J. Tillinghast; daughters- Diane Baldonado, Peggy Girgenti (Gio), Michelle DeVoe, and Nicola Farmer (Jeremy); grandchildren- Christopher, Stephen, Bobby, Aiden, Jordan, Troy, Dillon, Conner, Nathan, Jeremy, Eliza, Benjamin, Elijah, and Jacob; and nine great grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents; and sister- Veronica Tillinghast.
Family will receive friends on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home. A funeral service for Harold will also be held on Tuesday at 8 p.m. following visitation. He will be laid to rest in Chattanooga National Cemetery.
Kathy Louise Patton, age 61, was born on July 26, 1955 to George and Sibyl Rogers in Crossville, TN and passed away on April 28, 2017 in Monterey, TN. She was a dental assistant and a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She loved horses, motorcycling, and gardening- flowers were her passion. In her last days, bird watching became her sport. She watched them, took pictures with her camera, and learned about the varieties from her field guide.
She is survived by her husband- Alan Patton; son- Toby Patton (Katrenia); daughter- Dusti Hubbard (Randy); grandchildren- Holly (Jared), Scytha Jean, Jake, Nathaniel, Cassidy, and Gracie; great grandchildren- Ethan, Riley and Austin; brothers- Bob Bell, Jim, Tom and Gary Rogers; sisters- Debbie Patton and Tammie Dye.
She was preceded in death by her parents- George William Rogers and Sibyl Ann Burgess Rogers; and brother- Larry Rogers.
The family will receive friends Saturday, April 29, 2017 at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home from 12 to 2 with a service to follow. Randall Dye will officiate.
Lawrence “Larry” Allen Frakes, age 67 of Crossville TN, passed away on April 24, 2017. He is survived by his wife- Patricia Frakes, mother- Dolores Frakes, and a number of loving friends and family.
Larry had such a zeal for life. He had a passion for the sport of golf and some might say it was a healthy obsession as well! He was most proud of his ” 3 Holes-in-One “, 1st Place Championship at the Heritage Pine Country Club in Pasco FL, and his Best Ball award! Over the years he had played in many tournaments and placed in many championships. Larry was even proud to receive a citation for Fastest Golf Cart in Heritage Pines. He enjoyed attending The Masters in Augusta GA for the Augusta Nationals and was a proud resident there for 24 plus years.
Not only did he love golf but, he loved traveling the United States, with his wife Pat, in their RV. Those two love birds logged over 44,000 miles together. You could always find a smile on his face when he was BBQ’ing, on the lake, fishing (recreational or in tournaments), spending time with his dogs, or even listening to some “Oldies But Goodies” type of music (Especially them Beach Boys!)
His wife and friends will tell you many great things and stories about Larry like; he believed in “Work Hard and Play Hard”. Friends would say, “He was the nicest guy ever, no really, the most genuinely nicest guys we ever had the privilege of knowing”.
In conclusion, Larry has done so much in the life he lived, was a proud man, husband, and friend. We, your loving friends and family will miss you!
Estes Calvin Mahaney, age 84, was born on January 9, 1933 to the late James and Willie (Pippin) Mahaney in Crossville, TN. He passed away on April 26, 2017. Estes served our country for 20 years, during the Vietnam and Korean Wars, in the United States Air Force.
He is survived by his wife- Nellie Abston Mahaney; son- Terry Douglas Mahaney; daughters- Stephanie Mahaney Pugh and Stella Marie Mahaney; grandchildren- Trevor Collin Mahaney, Aron Mahaney, Elva Mahaney, and Osk Honeycutt; four great grandchildren; brothers- James and Everett; and sister- Charlotte Smith.
He is preceded in death by his parents; brothers- Ernest, Roger, and David; and sisters- Betty and Wanda.
Family will receive friends on Monday, May 1, 2017 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at 1 p.m. He will be laid to rest in Mayland Cemetery following funeral services.
Florence Mildred Castrey, age 89, was born on November 13, 1927 to the late H. Allen and Mildred (Miller) Bivens in Aledo, Illinois and passed away on April 15, 2017 in Crossville, Tennessee. She loved reading and sewing. Florence also enjoyed playing cards and games of all types.
She is survived by her daughters- Constance L. Begley of Tennessee and Suzanne E. Lokey of Indiana; grandchildren- David S. Begley, Jennifer L. Hasko, Bryan T. Begley all of Texas, Donna Gunter and Karen L. Begley both of Tennessee, Dane T. Query, Cheryl Williams, Susan Strawn, and Carrie Veach all of Indiana; 18 great grandchildren; 4 great great grandchildren; and brothers- Phillip Bivens of California and Fred Bivens of Colorado.
She is preceded in death by her parents; brother- Herbert Allen Bivens, Jr.; and sisters- Mary Ellen Armstrong, Elizabeth Litwiler, Sharon Nicely, and Ethel Welch.
A memorial service for Florence will be held on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at Pleasant Hill Community Church-UCC in Pleasant Hill, Tennessee.
Daniel Thomas Davis
Born May 11, 1945 and Passed away April 18, 2017
He is survived by: Wife- Sarah Davis, Sons- Danny Davis Jr. (Chasity), and Gary Turner, Daughters- Debbie Eliff, and Sandy Foster (Michael), Grandchildren- Michael “Rbuckle” Eliff (Megan), Daisy Davis, Brandy Paige Maples, Brandon Phillips, Dallas Phillips, and Dwight Phillips, Great Granddaughter- Myla Rayne Eliff, Sisters- Barbara Stewart, Faye Holmes, and Margaret Pleasant, Brothers- Johnny Pleasant and Jimmy Pleasant.
Preceded in Death by: Mother- Gladys Pleasant, Father- Charles Stewart, Step Father- John Pleasant, Brothers- Walter Pleasant and Jack Pleasant, and Sister- Donna Sisco.
Services will be April 22, 2017 at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home. The visitation will be from 12p-2p with a 2p Funeral Service and will lay to rest in Thomas Springs Cemetery afterwards.