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
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
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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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