April 12, 1936—Dec. 10, 2013
Demes Kilby, 77, passed away Dec. 10, 2013, in Jacksonville, FL, surrounded by his family.
He was preceded in death by his son, Jimmy Kilby. He leaves behind Sarah Lou Kilby; three children, Nellene Jolly, Demes Kilby Jr. and Edna Scarborough. Demes also leaves behind 10 grandchildren who were his pride and joy, Patrick Kilby, Jason Jolly, Stacy Scarborough, Jennifer Jolly Amanda Kilby, Amy Owens, Justin Kilby, Lillie Lewis, Jamie Kilby and Julie Kilby; as well as four great-grandchildren.
Demes was born April 12, 1936, in Crab Orchard, to Arnold and Velma Kilby. At the early age of 19, he met his love, Sarah Lou Kilby at the carnival, with whom he spent the next 60 years. In his early years living in Crossville, he worked as both a mechnaic for Bill Hyder Garage and a volunteer firefighter for Cumberland County Fire and Rescue.
He and Sarah raised their children in Crossville until 1972 when Demes relocated with the family to Jacksonville, FL, to be close to his sisters. While residing in Jacksonville, he was employed as a mechanic at Langley Oldsmobile, followed by Wesley Manor for 12 years until he retired. In his retirement, he had more time to spend doing what he loved, lawn work, "tinkering around" on anything that needed to be fixed and shopping garage sales to ensure he had at least five of every tool made.
Anyone who ever had the pleasure of meeting Demes remembered him. He was sure to leave an impression on everyone he came in contact with for his humor and adorable way of telling you exactly what he thought. He was known for being stubborn but very strong willed, along with his determined work ethic. Demes enjoyed camping with friends, fishing, boating and attending every function his kids and grandkids were involved in. It was obvious his proudest moments were talking about his grandkids and their accomplishments. They will always remember "Papa" smoking his pipe and fixing multiple plates of food, especially when his girls are cooking. Demes was the cornerstone to a very loving family that treasured every minute spent with him. He will always be loved and missed.
Bilbrey Funeral Home, Inc. (www.bilbreyfh.com) was in charge of the arrangements.
April 12, 1936—Dec. 10, 2013
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Funeral services were held at Bilbrey Funeral Home July 26, with Bro. Ralph Reagan officiating and burial in Crossville City Cemetery.
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Opal Pauline Hassler, 68, of Crossville, passed away July 23, 2014, at Cumberland Medical Center. Funeral services were held at chapel of Bilbrey Funeral Home July 26, 2014, with Bro. Mike Kerley and Bro. Ryan Overfelt officiating and internment in Crossville City Cemetery.
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William “Bill” Fancher Graham, 70, of Crossville, passed away peacefully at home July 19, 2014, after a long and courageous battle with malignant lymphoma. Funeral services were held July 22 at Main St. Church of Christ. Bro. Barry Kennedy and Bro. Larry McDuffee officiated, with burial in Green Acres Memory Gardens.
Dr. Charles Brookhart
Dr. Charles Edward Brookhart passed away July 21, 2014, in Overland Park, KS. He was 85.
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Funeral services for Burtis Wooton, 80, of Crossville, will be conducted today, July 18, at 2 p.m. from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home.
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