Jan. 30, 2013
William Ralph Padgett, 78, went peacefully to be with our Lord Jan. 30, 2013 after a long battle with cancer, with his family by his side. Funeral services were held Feb. 3 at Pine Eden Baptist Church, with Pastors Danny Smith and Ken Clayton officiating. Burial followed in Green Acres Memory Gardens.
In 1957, Ralph married Wanda Jean Brewer. Ralph served a tour of duty in US Army. He returned to Crossville and he and Jean had three children. Jean passed away in 1994. He married Peggy Luanna Key Landers in 1996. Ralph was born into a family of 10 children. His mother, Elizabeth (Bessie) Padgett Parsons, predeceased him, as did all his siblings except one sister, Edith Padgett Jordan (Ed Ryback) of Crossville.
Ralph loved Cumberland County and the people here. Ralph's experience was varied and his impact on the economy of Cumberland County was significant. He and his children and employees have seen success in various businesses, including their current company, Plateau Truck & Tractor, LLC.
Ralph quietly helped numerous individuals in Cumberland County, both on a personal and professional level. He was a modest individual with strong work ethic who believed that honesty should be the cornerstone of any business. He took pride in seeing others succeed and remained silent about any part he may have had in their success.
Ralph served on the advisory board of Regions Bank (and their predecessor banks) for many years. He was a charter member of Pine Eden Baptist Church and was instrumental in constructing the facility in which the church is currently housed.
Ralph is survived by loving wife and caregiver, Peggy Luanna; sons, Steve Padgett and Kevin Padgett (Rhonda); daughter, Amy Padgett; stepson, Chad Landers; stepdaughter, Nicki Landers (Leslie Fish); eight grandchildren; and a host of extended family and friends.
Crossville Memorial Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. was in charge of the arrangements.
Jan. 30, 2013
Carl Nelson Sherrill, 82, of Pikeville, passed away July 24, 2014. Funeral services were held July 26 from the chapel of Hood Funeral Home. Bro. Chip Winstead officiated, with burial in Walker Cemetery.
Mary Margaret Ives Haack passed away July 27, 2014 in Crossville. She resided at Fairfield Glade Assisted Living near her daughter. She was 98. Memorial services for Mary will be in Muncie, IN.
Ruby Brown Gibson passed away July 28, 2014.
Robert Eugene "Bobby" Dyer, 56, of Crossville, passed away July 25, 2014.
Harvey Alvis Derrick, 91, of the Grassy Cove community, passed away July 22, 2014. Funeral services were held July 26 at Grassy Cove United Methodist Church. The Rev. Martha Hale and the Rev. Monica Mowdy officiated, with burial in Hedgecoth Cemetery.
G.W. Johnson, 76, of Crossville, passed away July 23, 2014, at Cumberland Medical Center
Funeral services were held at Bilbrey Funeral Home July 26, with Bro. Ralph Reagan officiating and burial in Crossville City Cemetery.
Opal Pauline Hassler
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.
Ruth Vicory Yoakum was born on May 9, 1912, to Wilma Pearl McCreary and Walter Carpenter Yoakum in Leavenworth, KS. She passed away on July 17, 2014, at the Wharton Homes at Uplands Village in Pleasant Hill. There will be a service of the worship of God in her memory at the Pleasant Hill Community Church in Pleasant Hill at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 2.
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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