Jan. 12, 1933—Oct. 1, 2013
Herbert Gerald Noble Jr., 80, of Fairfield Glade, passed away Oct. 1, 2013, at Cumberland House in Crossville. A memorial service was held Oct. 6 at Fairfield Glade Community Church, with the Rev. Marvin Morgan officiating.
He was born Jan. 12, 1933, in Monmouth, IL, son of the late Herbert Gerald Noble Sr. and Helen (Terrey) Noble.
Herb led a development team for the Paladin MI09A6 Howitzer and also worked on the development of the Patriot missile guidance system while working for the U.S. Army Department of Defense. In 1980, he received the Army's second highest honorary award at Picatinny Arsenal for the development of a weapon system using laser technology.
He received a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from St. Ambrose college in Davenport, IA. He then continued his education at the University of Iowa, receiving a master's degree in mechanical engineering. He was an active alumni supporter of the "Hawkeyes."
In addition to his civilian support, he served in the Army after high school. He later went on to obtain a commission in the Naval Security Group Command Reserve, retiring as a captain after 26 years.
He enjoyed trains and had built his own model railroad layout over the past several years. He spent a lot of time on the golf course, including playing at St. Andrews in Scotland. He and wife, Joyce, traveled all over the world, starting with a deployment to Germany after getting married.
Herb loved music — in his youth he played the drums and went on to sing in the choir at the various churches where he resided over the years. Most recently, he was a member of the Bell Choir at FFG Community Church.
He was also a member of the Rotary.
He is survived by his wife, Joyce (Thomas) Noble of Fairfield Glade; son, Jeffrey Noble (Sheryl) of Joy, IL; daughters, Michele Griffin of Hellertown, PA, Cheryl Raney (Bruce) of El Paso, IL, and Lisa Noble Abingdon, MD; brother, Ronald Noble of Yuma, AZ; sister, Nancy Hanna of Coal Valley, IL; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brother, James Noble; and son-in-law, Gregory Griffin.
Bilbrey Funeral Home, Inc. (www.bilbreyfh.com) was in charge of the arrangements.
Jan. 12, 1933—Oct. 1, 2013
Jacqueline Brown Vaden, 80, of Crossville, passed away March 1, 2014. Funeral services were held March 4 from the chapel of Hood Funeral Home. The Rev. Martha Hale officiated, with burial in Green Acres Memory Gardens.
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.
John Arthur Price, 86, of Cumberland County, passed away Feb. 9, 2014, in Farmington Hills, MI.
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.
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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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