Christopher Brown

Christopher Brown, age 93, was born to Albert and Alice Place Brown in Toronto, Canada on April 7, 1922. He passed away on February 18, 2016 in Crossville, TN. In his spare time, Christopher loved woodworking and building wooden model ships. He also enjoyed gardening, cooking, and reading. Christopher loved his children and being a father meant everything to him.

He is survived by his sons- Thomas Brown (Judy), Terence Brown (Kristi), and Michael Brown (Lorri); daughters- Kathleen Brown and Christine Brandt (Gary); 13 grandchildren; and 17 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents- Albert and Alice; wife- Irene Brown; son- Christopher Brown; and brother- Thomas Brown.

John M. Howard

John M. Howard, age 85, was born to Ola J. and Luvernia Howard on December 6, 1930 in Lancing, TN. He passed away at his home in Crossville, TN on February 18, 2016.

John is survived by his son- Stephen O. Howard (Barbara) of Fortville, IN; daughter- Tambra S. Howard of Crossville, TN; daughter-in-law- Mary C. Howard of Indianapolis, IN; grandchildren- Jeremy M. Howard, Melynda J. Emler, Jonathan P. Howard, Kiley E. Bowles, Stephanie M. Howard, Scott A. Curry, and Erin N. Curry; 6 great grandchilren; and brother- Allen J. Howard of Crossville, TN.

John was preceded in death by his parents-Ola J. and Luvernia Howard; wife Oda Howard; and son- John Michael Howard.

His family will be receiving family and friends on Saturday, February 20, 2016  from 1:00 to 3:00 at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home. He will be laid to rest in Gravel Lawn Cemetery in Fortville, IN on Monday, February 22, 2016.

Aurelia Rose McCoy

Aurelia Rose McCoy, age 59, was born to Marshall and Georgia Delk Sitton on March 14, 1956 in Jellico, TN. She passed away on February 16, 2016 in Crossville, TN.

She is survived by husband- David C. McCoy; daughter- Georgia Faye McCoy Kennedy (David); grandchildren- Malachi and KayLee Kennedy; brothers- Robert Sitton (Terri), Clay Sitton (Betty), and Mike Sitton; and sister- Pam Sitton French (Jimmy).

She was preceded in death by her parents- Marshall and Georgia Delk Sitton; and son- Tony Lee McCoy.

Aurelia’s family will be receiving family and friends on Thursday, February 18, 2016 from 10:00 to 1:00 at First Freewill Baptist Church in Crossville, TN. A funeral service will follow visitation at 1:00 with Pastor Mike McCoy officiating. She will be laid to rest in Elmore Cemetery.

Johnathon Dewayne Young

YoungJohnathon Dewayne Young was born on March 11, 1995 in Evansville, Indiana and departed this world on February 12, 2016 and went to his forever home. He had a heart full of joy and brought so much joy to everyone. He left this world a hero, saving seven people’s lives through organ donation. Johnathon worked at Wick’s Waterworld. He loved animals and loved Wick, and his special papa Dan Alcorn.

He is survived by two loving mothers- Betty Young and Sheila Yates, also known as Nana; his father- Shane Young; and two sisters- Kaitlynn Young and Destiny Young.

He was preceded in death by his favorite cousin Shannon Wynn, who he is so happy with in Heaven now.

Johnathon’s family will be receiving family and friends on Wednesday, February 17, 2016 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home. A funeral service will follow visitation at 4 p.m. with Pastor Davis Harp officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Crossville Memorial Funeral Home.

Bobby Kennedy

Bobby Kennedy, age 68, was born to Willard and Betty Jo Hensley Kennedy on August 24, 1947 in New River, TN. He passed away on February 9, 2016 in Wartburg, TN. He greatly enjoyed fishing and hunting. Bobby also loved spending time reminiscing with his family and friends.

He is survived by his mother- Betty Jo Kennedy; wife- Tammy Kennedy; sons- Bobby Joe Kennedy, John Kennedy, John Black, Derrick Collard, and Erik Collard; daughter- Trish Henry; step-daughters- Elizabeth Williams and Renea Hall; grandchildren- Kelsey and Dakota Kennedy, Angel, Katelyn, Jackson, and Joshua Williams, Jaden, Kayla, Shelia, and Erin Hall, John Black Jr., Allah Young, Anthony and Christopher Black, Samantha and Angel Oetjen, and Tabetha Nyhart; great grandchildren- Jala and Lucy; brothers- Bruce Kennedy (Margaret), Billy Kennedy, and Jimmy Kennedy and his wife; and sisters- Susie Howard (Paul), Lois Hawn, and Glennis Thomas (Gene).

He was preceded in death by his father- Willard Kennedy; brothers- Johnny Ray Kennedy and Ricky Kennedy; and sister- Linda Kennedy Hawn.

Mary Ellen Whitaker McIntosh

Mary McIntosh

Mary Ellen Whitaker McIntosh was born January 17, 1945 in Quincy, IL. Her parents were the late Basil Lee Whitaker and Helen Louise Bugh Whitaker of Ewing, MO. Mary passed away February 9, 2016 in Nashville surrounded by her loving family.

Mary is survived by three children: her son Mike McIntosh, his wife Joy McIntosh and daughter Scotlyn all of Shakopee, Minnesota. Her daughter Heather McIntosh Demetra and husband Chris Demetra, their children Summer, Charlie, Katie, and Hannah. Her son Scott McIntosh and wife Mandy McIntosh all of Nashville, TN. Also, her husband of thirty-three years, Dr. Ken McIntosh of Nashville.

Surviving siblings include five brothers in Ewing, Missouri; Virgil Whitaker, John Whitaker, Dan Whitaker, Lavern Whitaker, Delane Whitaker, and Cliff Whitaker in Plano, TX. Three sisters; Madeline Trpkosh of Le Mars, Iowa, Betty Thrasher of Shelbyville, MO, and Victoria Williams-Fisher of Troy, MO. She also leaves numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

In her professional life, Mary was the successful owner of Maid For A Day Maid Service in Brentwood, TN, and later a Contract Employee with Day Zimmermann for Duke Energy in the Carolinas. However, her main role in life was that of devoted wife, mother and grandmother.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents; sisters: Virginia Leekley, Lorraine Crabill, Gloria Faye Whitaker; Brothers: Roger Whitaker, Robert Whitaker, Phillip Whitaker, and James Whitaker.

Friends and family will be received Sunday afternoon, February 14, 2016 from 2-4 p.m. at the home of Heather and Chris Demetra, 5209 Nevada Avenue, Nashville, TN 37209.

In lieu of flowers please make a charitable donation in Mary’s name to one or both of the following organizations:

The Wounded Warrior Project, 223 Rosa L. Parks Avenue #301, Nashville, TN 37203. Donations in Mary’s name can also be made by phone: 615-782-7226 or Thistle Farms Love Heals at or call 615-298-1140.

Edith Juris Schrottke

Edith Juris Schrottke died peacefully at age 75 on February 1, 2016. Beloved by Gustav, her husband of 53 years, Edith is also survived by daughter Karin Price, son-in-law David and grandsons Aaron, Adam and Alex; daughter Ellen Bogle, son-in-law Brad and grandchildren Grant, Lauren and Lindsay; sisters-in-law Rosalie Juris, Dolores Juris, Louise McDowell, Eileen Ball, Joan Slack and brother-in-law Lee Schrottke; cousin Barbara Kubik; and many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents, Edith and Stephen Juris, and beloved brothers Edward Juris and Allan Juris.

Edith loved music, especially Frank Sinatra, Abba and the Bee Gees. No one expected to win against Edith in games or trivia. The New York Times crossword puzzle was a quick task for her. Edith was an avid reader, a Broadway aficionado, and loved cross stitch and embroidery. She fiercely loved her grandchildren. Edith was proud of her New York heritage. She was once seen leaning over the bow of a dear friend’s boat, arms outstretched, singing “New York, New York.” Edith was known to have a perfect song for every situation. She loved a good healthy sun tan and swimming in the ocean. Jeopardy and Bones were favorites. Edith and Gus loved to travel, went on an African safari, cruised to Alaska, Norway, Greece, Turkey and the Caribbean and visited Scotland, Switzerland, Austria, Italy, England, Ireland and Hawaii.

Intelligent and beautiful, proud, strong and loving, Edith’s large personality was a presence. A loved one remembered, “One thing about Edie, she never did anything she didn’t want to do!” She will be remembered for her love of family, her vast intelligence and her strength.

Donations may be made to JDRF or the American Cancer Society.

Jean Geneva Larabee

Jean Geneva Larabee (Kokoruda), age 88, died February 4, 2016 in Fairfield Glade, TN. She was the daughter of John and Antoinette (Voda) Kokoruda. She was the wife of the late Keith Larabee for 61 years, and the sister of the late Terry Kokoruda of Ohio, and brother John Kokoruda of Virginia.

Surviving relatives include daughters, Jill (David) Moore of Georgia, and Beth (Rick) Poynter of Tennessee, grandchildren Chelsea Telfer, Dan McClain, and Cody McClain.

Jean was born in Pennsylvania and lived in Pittsburgh (Oakland), until her junior year of high school. She moved to Columbus, Ohio, and graduated from Ohio State University in 1950 with a B.S. degree in nursing. She worked as a registered nurse in Ohio, Illinois, and Tennessee, where she enjoyed diverse aspects of her chosen profession. She retired in 1995. A private family service will be held at a later date in Columbus, Ohio. There will be no service locally. Donations may be made to Hospice of Cumberland County, 30 East Adams St. Crossville, TN 38555.

Tommy L. Anderson

Tommy L. Anderson was born on September 21, 1937 to Dillard and Dallie Threet in Davidson, TN. She passed away on February 3, 2016 in Crossville, TN. Tommy was a caregiver. She loved being with elderly people. She was a big Elvis Presley fan.

Tommy was the wife of Donald H. Anderson who died in 2009.  She is the mother of Kenny J. Beaty, grandmother of Heather Lynn Snider and Jessica Beaty, and great grandmother of Baylee, all of Elyria, Ohio. She is also survived by her brother- James H. Threet of Pleasant Hill, TN; her sisters- Mary Warner of Florida and Marion Ward of Crossville, TN; and several nieces and nephews.

Her family will be receiving friends at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home on Saturday, February 6, 2016 from 12 to 2 p.m. with Gary Robbins officiating. A funeral service will follow visitation at 2 p.m. She will be laid to rest in Springs Chapel Cemetery.

Duard R. Madden

MaddenObitDuard R. Madden, age 88, was born on March 10, 1927 to Arthur and Ossie Madden in Evarts, Kentucky. He passed away peacefully at Cumberland Medical Center on February 1, 2016 in Crossville, Tennessee.

He is survived by his son- Mark (Jan); daughters- Becky (Dale) and Bonnie (Joseph); grandchildren- Kristy, Jeanette (Phil), Jonathon, Sarah, Joanna, Shane, Dustin, and Corbin; honorary grandchild- Matthew Patterson; and great grandchildren- Jamie, Jacob, Jesse, and Haley.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Joanna.

His family will be receiving friends on Saturday, February 6, 2016 at First Freewill Baptist Church from 10:00 to 1:00. A funeral service will follow visitation at 1:00 with Pastor Mike McCoy officiating. He will be laid to rest in Crossville City Cemetery.