Aug. 31, 2013
"Lord, are you sure you want this one? She seems too young.”
Sharon Jane Tollett O’Malley, 58, passed away Aug. 31, 2013, to take her gifts to a higher calling, after a brief but valiant battle against multiple medical issues. She leaves behind two incredible daughters, Kathleen, 31, and Caitlin, 25. She and her husband, Mike, celebrated 36 years together the week before her death.
Sharon grew up in the Cumberland Plateau of Tennessee, daughter to Geraldine and Ralph Tollett of Crossville; and sister of Jamie (Tollett) Estes. Her career as a public health nurse began in the hills of eastern Kentucky, while she completed her Bachelors of Nursing at Berea College. Upon graduation, she joined the Tennessee Department of Public Health and quickly rose to a regional administrator position.
In 1983, Sharon followed Mike’s career and moved to the wilds of western Washington with their two-year-old daughter. She began her local career with the Washington Department of Health, eventually landing in her favorite role as civilian director of medical management in the Managed Care Division at Madigan Army Medical Center, serving over one million outpatients per year. She cherished her role as advocate for our active duty military and their families as she strove to assure they received the best care available to them.
Her many passions included cooking for her family, spending time with her daughters and bartending at the Black Hills Audubon Society annual banquet. She loved everyone deeply including her extended family, in-laws, cousins, friends and pets.
A celebration of Sharon’s life was held Saturday, Sept. 14, at 11 a.m. at Mills and Mills Funeral Home in Tumwater.
Please send memorial contributions to Berea College, c/o Sharon Tollett O’Malley scholarship fund, P.O. Box 2216, Berea, KY 40404.
Aug. 31, 2013
Michael Joshua Caughorn-Reed, 24, of Crossville, passed away Dec. 4, 2013. A private funeral service was held Dec. 9, 2013, with longtime family friend, Pastor Ralph Reagan, officiating.
Anna Schorman passed away peacefully on Dec. 6 at Wharton Nursing Home in Pleasant Hill after a brief illness. There will be a memorial service Jan. 18, at 2 p.m. at the Pleasant Hill Community Church.
Merel Hickey, 58, of Spring City, went home to be with the Lord Dec. 9, 2013. The family received friends Thursday, from 6 to 8 p.m. EST, at Evans Mortuary. Funeral service will be today, Dec. 13, at 11 a.m. EST, with the Rev. Larry Long officiating. Interment and burial will follow the service in Glen Allice Cemetery in Rockwood.
Kenneth Eugene Applegate, 52, of Crossville, passed away Dec. 7, 2013, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center in Cookeville. Funeral services were held Dec. 10 at Bilbrey Funeral Home, with Bro. Mack Ballard and Bro. Chip Meadows officiating. Interment was in Newton Cemetery.
Earle Phillips Jr.
Earle Phillips Jr., born Columbus, OH, 1922, passed away Nov. 29, 2013, in Atlanta, GA. A memorial service is planned for early spring at the Fairfield Glade Methodist Church in Fairfield Glade. It will be announced at a later date.
Barbara Ann (Stuhlmacher) Heeschen, of Gettysburg, PA, passed away peacefully at home Dec. 1, 2013, after a 20-year struggle with heart disease and ensuing complications.
William C. "Bill" West, 86, of Crossville, passed away Dec. 1, 2013. Funeral services were held Dec. 4 from the chapel of Hood Funeral Home. Bro. Mike Kerley officiated, with special music by Jessi West.
Roy Kilby Sr.
Roy Lee Kilby Sr., 72, of Crab Orchard, passed away Nov. 29, 2013. Funeral services were held Dec. 1, 2013, from the chapel of Hood Funeral Home. Bro. Jeff Slaton officiating.
Christopher Lynn Dishman
Dear, beloved son, brother, uncle, father and friend Christopher Lynn Dishman was born Sept. 21, 1970, in Muncie, IN, to Steve and Janet Dishman. The Lord and Savior took him Dec. 8, 2013. Family will receive friends today, Dec. 11, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home. Funeral service will be Thursday 1 p.m. with Bro. Donnie Bell officiating. Burial will be in Green Acres Memory Gardens.
Joyce Burgess Croft
Joyce Burgess Croft, 70, of Crossville, passed away Dec. 5, 2013. Funeral services were held Dec. 8 from the chapel of Hood Funeral Home. Pastor Steven Pickard officiated, with burial in the Allen Springs Cemetery.
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