Evald Russell Peterson

Evald Russell Peterson, 84, of Crossville, TN passed away on March 13, 2014, at Cumberland Medical Center. He was born on April 11, 1929 in Alta, IA to Evald Luther Henry and Beatrice Mae (Maguire) Peterson. He served in the United States Navy. Before retiring he worked as a computer engineer.  Russ enjoyed doing yard work and taking care of things around home.

Russ is survived by wife: Hannah Peterson; son: Douglas Alan Peterson (Beverly); grandchild: Jacqueline; brother: Leroy Peterson; sisters: Dorothy Peterson-Ford, and Linda Lee Leister. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother: Dennis Peterson; sister: Bonnie Peterson.

Julia Pearl Hill

Julia Pearl Hill, 89, of Crossville, TN passed away on March 5, 2014 at Cumberland House. Family will receive friends on Saturday, March 8, 2014 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm at Cumberland Fellowship. Funeral service will follow at 12:00 with Pastor Hank Jones officiating. Burial will be in Green Acres Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers please make donations in Julia’s name to Cumberland Fellowship.

Julia was born on November 8, 1924 in Marquand, MO. to Andrew and Bessie Pearl Davis Devenport. She enjoyed sewing, visiting elderly, those who were sick and shut in. She worked as a pastoral secretary.

Julia is survived by sons: William Jackson Hill, II (Teresa), Timothy Lynn Hill (Jan); daughters: Deborah Ann Butman, Rebecca Sue Jones (Hank); grandchildren: Ryan, Alex, Ashley, and Lauren; sister: Shirley Webb (Jim). She was preceded in death by her parents, husband: William Jackson Hill, I; brother: James Devenport; sister: Bonnie Anderson.

Karen Elizabeth Podsiedlik

Karen Elizabeth Podsiedlik, age 58, was born on October 3, 1955 to Frederick and Dagmar Arnold in Syracuse, NY. She passed away on February 28, 2014 in Crossville, TN surrounded by her family and pastor at her bedside. Karen was a kind and loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene. She was deeply loved and will be greatly missed.

She is survived by her husband- Bernard Podsiedlik; sons- Jonathan Podsiedlik of Nashua, NH and Jared Palen of Ramstein, Germany; daughters- Kristen Podsiedlik of Nashville, TN and Jessica Reitz of Suffolk, VA; one granddaughter; parents- Frederick and Dagmar Olson Arnold; and four sisters and three brothers.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, March 4, 2014, at First Church of the Nazarene in Crossville, TN from 1:30 to 2:30. The funeral service will be held at 2:30 with Pastor Greg Keller officiating.



Lois Jean Chapman

Lois Jeanne Chapman, 93, of Monterey, TN passed away on February 28, 2014 at Standing Stone Care and Rehab Center.  Lois was born on July 29, 1920 in Minnesota to Judd and Cora Ostroot Mills. She worked as a teacher; enjoyed gardening, sewing, and making stained glass sun catchers. Lois was very involved with the Presbyterian Church in Michigan and Fairfield Glade, TN.

Lois is survived by daughter: Janet Leigh Huber; nephew: Jeff Mills; nieces: Pamela Jacobson, and Martha Tucker; many more nieces and nephews. Lois was preceded in death by her parents; husband: Robert E. Chapman; brother: Gordon Mills.

Walter Calvin Williams

Walter Calvin Williams, 89, of Knoxville, TN formerly of Crossville passed away on February 24, 2014 at Ben Atchley State Veteran’s Home in Knoxville. Family will receive friends on Thursday, February 27, 2014 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home. Funeral service will follow at 7:00 with Scott Johnson officiating. Honor Guard will provide Military Honors. In lieu of flowers the family requested you make donation to the Alzheimer’s Association in Walters’s name.

Walter was born on July 17, 1924 in Knoxville, TN to Elisha and Grace G. Humphrey Williams. He served in the United States Navy during WWII. Walter worked as an electrician.

Walter is survived by daughters: Bobbi Houston of Powell, TN, and Grace A. Miller (Michael) of Knoxville, TN; grandchildren: Scott Miller, Todd Houston, Tara Houston; great grandchildren: Jaclyn Reagan, Alex Parker, Jared Rawlins, Savannah Miller, Casper Fynn Houston; sisters: Eileen, Louise Ondrik, and Virginia Duncan,. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife: Wilma Williams; sister: Kathryn Hill, and  Thelma Rosencrans.

Glen Harold Norris

Glen Harold Norris, age 90, was born on January 11, 1924 to Leonard and Ermine Norris in Fentress Co., TN and passed away on February 22, 2014 in Crossville, TN. In his early years, he was a coal miner, and afterwards spent most of his work life as a hospital technician. He loved to tinker with motors, enjoyed hunting, and his grandchildren were the “apple of his eye”.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 from 12 to 2 pm at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home. The funeral service will follow with  Foy Stover Officiating. Burial will follow in Fredonia Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Nick Cox, Justin Cox, Daniel Webb, Randy Young, Joel Conley, and Terry Norris.

Glen is survived by wife Grace Norris; daughters: Gina Webb (Romie), and Elaine Cox (Boyd); grandchildren: Christa Criswell, Daniel Webb, Link Cox, Greg Cox, Oscar Flatt, Jason Flatt, Monica Hedgecoth,  and Becky Cooper; 14 great grandchildren; brothers: Jerry Norris (Jewel), and Theodore Norris (Eula); sisters: Dimple Ashburn, Lula Belle Hicks (Brian), and Lenell Conley. He was preceded in death by: Parents: Leonard and Ermine Keyes Norris; brothers: Ronald Norris, and Leonard Norris, Jr.; sister: Madge Brown.

Emma Jean Molthen

Emma Jean MolthenEmma Jean Molthen, 81, of Crossville, TN passed away on February 11, 2014 at Parkwest Medical Center in Knoxville, TN. Family will receive friends on Sunday, February 16, 2014 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm (central standard time). at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home. Funeral will be at 3:00 pm (eastern standard time) at Friends Chapel Church  in Deer Lodge, TN with Dean Patton officiating. Burial will follow in the Friends Chapel Cemetery.

Jean was born on October 15, 1932 in Elizabethton, TN to Oscar Franklin and Bertha Dimple (Crow-Morrison) Austin. She worked as an administrative assistant at the Plateau Mental Health.  Jean enjoyed gardening, spending time with the grandkids, bowling and watching UT sports.

Jean is survived by son: Gary Austin Molthen; daughter: Teresa Molthen Wilson; grandchildren: April, Ryan, Michael, Matthew, and Rebecca; great grandchildren: Landen, and Aiden; brothers: Ora Austin (Bonnie), Wade Austin (Margaret), Kyle Austin (Rose), and David Austin; sisters: Mildred Young (Gilbert), Kay Eckhardt (Frank), and Barbara Young (John). She was preceded in death by her parents: husband: LaVerne Gene Molthen; brother: Max Donald Austin; sisters: Faye Elizabeth Austin, and Jewel Ann Austin; son: Larry Gene Molthen.

Crossville Memorial Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc were in charge of the arrangements.

Eileen Martha Hartman

Eileen HartmanEileen Martha Hartman, 96, of Crossville, TN passed away on February 11, 2014 at her home. Family will receive friends on Saturday, February 15, 2014 from 12:00 to 2:00 pm at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home. Memorial Service will be at 2:00 pm with Bro. Ken Clayton officiating.

Eileen was born on May 7, 1917 to William and Flossie (McCrork) Hilton. She was born and raised in Wadsworth, Ohio. Eileen attended Franklin, Isham, and Wadsworth Central High School and graduated in 1936. She joined the C & M Church in 1933. Active in youth work; taught Vacation Bible School, Sunday school, played the piano, and directed the adult choir. She held various offices in the Alliance Women’s organization. (W.M.P.F.). Eileen married Wilbur Geiser in 1938. They had one child, Patricia Ann.

Eileen interest was music, crafts, drama, fishing, camping, and traveling. She served on the Girl Scout council; was a Gray Lady for the American Red Cross. Eileen volunteered as a nurse’s aide at the W & R hospital. She was a member of the Professional and Business Women’s Club. Eileen introduced the Puppet Ministry at the Alliance Church. She provided music for the nursing homes ministries.

Eileen moved to Bradenton, FL in 1955. She attended the Alliance Church, graduated from Manatee Jr. College Adult Education Program in 1966. While in Bradenton, she directed the adult choir and played piano and organ. She was the local and area president of the Alliance Women. Serving churches form Tampa to Naples.

In 1983 Eileen moved to Crossville, TN. After three years she moved back to Wadsworth. She held an exciting position: President of the ladies “Friendship Sunday School Class”. Eileen enjoyed the fellowship and activities of the “keenagers” group. Then in 2002 she moved back to Crossville, TN. Became involved in the Pine Eden Baptist Church. She helped with the music, playing the key-board for the Sunday morning worship services.

Mertie Louise Lambert

Mertie Louise Lambert, 51, of Crossville, TN passed away on February 10, 2014 at Cumberland Medical Center.  Visitation will be held on Thursday, February 13, 2014 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home. Funeral service will follow at 11:00 am with Chuck Atkinson officiating. Burial will be Crossville City Cemetery.

Mertie was born on January 18, 1963 in Little Rock, AR. She liked to pick golden rods and dandelions. She really liked the pink, purple and yellow wildflowers. Mertie is survived by her family and friends at Cumberland County Hilltoppers.

Alvin Boyd Burgess

Obituary photoAlvin Boyd Burgess age 82 passed away at his home in Clovis New Mexico Feb. 8, 2014.  He was born May 17, 1931 to Dalton B Burgess and Jewell Vinson Burgess of Jackson Co TN.   Alvin served in the U.S. Air Force from 1951 until he retired in 1972 while at Holloman’s AFB in Alamogordo New Mexico.  After retiring he began working at the Cannon AFB from 1974 until he retired again in 1994.  He enjoyed NASCAR Racing, an avid fan of Jeff Gordon.  Growing up he and his brother played country music with bands such as Red Foley, Thumbs Carlile and Joe Memphis.   Alvin is survived by his wife Rosi, a son Kevin Burgess & Shari of McKinney TX, a daughter Karen Sullivan & Jimmy of Jacksonville FL, Janet Combs & Mousa of Los Angeles CA, David Combs & Courtney of Pensacola FL, a brother Rev. Eugene (Gene) Burgess & Teresa of Crossville TN and a sister Diane Draper & Junior of the Wartrace Community of Jackson Co.  Besides his parents, he was also preceded by a son Barry Burgess of FL.
The family request memorial contributions be made to the Disabled American Veterans
Tentative funeral arrangements are as follows:  Viewing 11 a.m. until the time of the funeral at 1 p.m. on Friday, Feb 14, 2014 at the Mt. Pleasant Church of God on Shephardsville Rd in Jackson Co TN.  Burial will follow at Curry’s Chapel Cemetery with Military Honors.