Nov. 22, 1918—Jan. 27, 2013
Ruth Ann (Apgar) Bray, 94, of Crossville, passed away peacefully with her family by her side Jan. 27, 2013.
Born Nov, 22, 1918, in Badin, NC, Ruth was the daughter of the late Meredith and Mattie (Oran) Waller. A memorial service will be held at First Congregational Church today, Jan. 30, 2013, at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Earl Crutchfield officiating.
Mrs. Bray was a retired teacher from the Oak Ridge School System and a beloved member of the First Congregational Church.
Passionate about the arts, Ruth performed in many productions at the Cumberland County Playhouse, beginning in 1967. She was partial to shows she could appear in with her daughters, Jo and Judy, and her best friend, Alice Payne.
In addition to theater, she was an accomplished artist. Her paintings can be seen in homes around the world. A collection of portraits of ministers are displayed in the fellowship hall at the First Congregational Church.
She is survived by daughters, Jo Bray of Crossville and Judy Loyd of Chicago, IL; sister, Hazel Register of Sweetwater; and grandchildren, Robin Bray and spouse, Lori Love, Jeff Bray and Kristin Anderson and husband, Travis.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by husbands Thomas Apgar and Malcolm Bray.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to First Congregational Church.
Bilbrey Funeral Home, Inc. (www.bilbreyfh.com) was in charge of the arrangements.
Nov. 22, 1918—Jan. 27, 2013
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.
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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.
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Christopher Lynn Dishman
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Camille Barnwell Combs, 48, of Crossville, passed away Dec. 4, 2013. Funeral services were held Dec. 7 at Pine Grove Church of God of Prophecy. Bro. Jack Lawson officiated, with burial in Green Acres Memory Gardens.
A memorial service was held Dec. 6 at Trinity Tabernacle for Billy Kay Jones, who passed away at home Nov. 29, 2013, at the age of 58.
John William "Bill" Irvin, 85, of Crossville, passed away Dec. 2, 2013, at his home. A memorial service will be held today, Dec. 10, at 2 p.m. at Tansi Community Church, with Dr. Paul Dixon officiating. Family will receive friends on Tuesday at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Hospice of Cumberland County.
Roger Morris Goss, 65, of Crossville, passed away Dec. 1, 2013, at Renaissance Terrace in Harriman. Funeral services were held Dec. 5 at Bilbrey Funeral Home, with Bro. Jonathan Loveday officiating. Interment was in Price Cemetery.
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