April 13, 1926—Nov. 26, 2013
James Arthur Ruttan, of Crossville, passed away Nov. 26, 2013, after a brief illness. A graveside service was held Dec. 2 at Toledo Memorial Park Cemetery in Sylvania, OH.
He was born in Toledo, OH, April 13, 1926, the son of Mary and Earl Ruttan, and was married to Barbara Warmington June 5, 1948.
Mr. Ruttan lived in Ottawa Lake and Hudson, MI, before moving to Crossville in 1988. He served in the U.S. Army Air Force during World War II. He was president of Eddy's Gas and Oil Co. from 1954 to 1985 and served on the board in Whiteford Township, MI, as a trustee for two terms. He was a third degree Master Mason member of Toledo, OH, lodge 144 F&AM for more than 60 years and a member of First Congregational Church of Hudson, MI, where he served as moderator. He was an avid fisherman and golfer and a member of Highland Meadows Golf Club in Sylvania, OH.
He is survived by his loving wife, Barbara; son, David Ruttan and wife, Debbie, of Rotonda, FL; grandsons, Nathan Barss of Crossville, David Ruttan and Jason Ruttan; and granddaughters, Holly Ruttan and Jennifer Muir.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Susan Barss.
Hood Funeral Home in Crossville, Toledo Memorial Park Cemetery and Reeb Funeral Home in Sylvania, OH, assisted the family with arrangements.
April 13, 1926—Nov. 26, 2013
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Julia Pearl Hill, 89, of Crossville, passed away March 5, 2014, at Cumberland House. Family will receive friends Saturday, March 8, from 11 a.m. to noon at Cumberland Fellowship. Funeral service will follow at noon, with Pastor Hank Jones officiating. Burial will be in Green Acres Memory Gardens.
Robert Ray Dillon, 93, of Crossville, passed away March 1, 2014, at Cumberland Medical Center in Crossville. Funeral services were held at Bilbrey Funeral Home March 5, with Pastor Roland Smith and Bro. Billy Kemp officiating. Interment was in Crossville City Cemetery.
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Gracie Bella Lewis, infant daughter of Tim Lewis and Dorieli Kief of Crossville, passed away March 1, 2014, at East Tennessee Children's Hospital in Knoxville.
Karen Elizabeth Podsiedlik, 58, was born Oct. 3, 1955 to Frederick and Dagmar Arnold in Syracuse, NY. She passed away on Feb. 28, 2014 in Crossville, surrounded by her family and pastor at her bedside. The family will receive friends today, March 4, at First Church of the Nazarene in Crossville from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. The funeral service will be held at 2:30 p.m., with Pastor Greg Keller officiating.
Joyce Eveline (Murray) Northcutt, 72, of Fairfield Glade, passed away Feb. 22, 2014, at Cumberland Medical Center in Crossville. Funeral services were held March 3 at Saint Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, with the Rev. John Dowling officiating. Interment was in the Saint Francis columbarium.
Rev. Joseph T. Nickell
Joseph Travis Nickell, retired Baptist pastor of Maryville, passed away Feb. 26, 2014, from complications of Alzheimer’s disease. He was 85.
Alice Eula Hedgecoth, 89, of Crossville, passed away Feb. 25, 2014, at WyndRidge Health and Rehabilitation Center in Crossville. Funeral services were held at Bilbrey Funeral Home Feb. 27, with Bro. Joey Smith and Bro. Billy Smith officiating. Interment was in Hedgecoth Cemetery.
Dr. Philip Deatherage
Philip Miner Deatherage, MD, 93, of Crossville, passed away Feb. 28, 2014. Visitation will be held at Bilbrey Funeral Home March 6, from 5 to 7 p.m., with funeral services to be held March 7 at 10 a.m. Interment will be in Oliver Springs City Cemetery March 7 at 1 p.m. CST.
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