Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

Obituaries

June 17, 2013

Iver Lester

CROSSVILLE — Oct. 16, 1924 — June 4, 2011

Beloved mother and grandmother Iver Lou Oma (Bumbalough) Lester passed away at the age of 86 of a massive stroke on June 4, 2011, in Vancouver, WA, where she resided.

She was born October 16, 1924 in Cookeville, TN, the daughter of the late Esley and Ethel Bumbalough who were homesteaders and lived on Huckleberry Lane in Crossville.

She married Frederick F. Lester at the age of 21 and was divorced in 1968 in California after living on the East Coast at various military bases. She worked at several PX’s on different military bases and finished her career at McMahan’s Furniture Store in Lemon Grove, CA. 

She enjoyed sewing, crocheting, needle point, reading, gardening and in her later years, she enjoyed word search puzzles and spending time with her dog, Angel.  She loved baseball and country music, especially George Jones. She will be remembered for her southern friend chicken and sweet tea.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by three sisters, Jimmie, Eula and Brydie, and younger brother, William. 

She is survived by one brother, Wilfred; one sister, Wilma; and her four daughters, Freda, Rita and Saundra of Vancouver, WA, and Rhonda of Hemet, CA; 12 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and beloved chihuahua, Angel.

"She is in our hearts and will never be forgotten."

Bilbrey Funeral Home, Inc. (www.bilbreyfh.com) was in charge of the arrangements.

1
Text Only
Obituaries
  • William D. Methvin

    Mr. William D. Methvin passed away March 31, 2014, at Cumberland Medical Center in Crossville. 


    April 17, 2014

  • Dannie Lowe

    Dannie Glen Lowe, 61, of Crossville, passed away April 16, 2014 at Cumberland Medical Center. Family will receive friends today, April 18, at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Funeral service will follow at 1 p.m., with Bro. Bradley Hatfield officiating. Burial will follow at Rinnie Cemetery.

    April 17, 2014

  • William Day

    William Edward Day, 89, of Crab Orchard, passed away April 14, 2014, at Cumberland Medical Center in Crossville. Funeral services were held April 17, with Bro. Bob Hawkins officiating.

    April 17, 2014

  • Thurman Mutter

    Thurman McKinley Mutter, 83, of Crossville, TN passed away on March 10, 2014, at Cumberland Medical Center. A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 19, at 1 p.m. at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home.

    April 15, 2014

  • obit-Jennie May.jpg Jennie May

    Jennie Louise May, 82, of Crossville, passed away April 12, 2014, at Parkwest Medical Center in Knoxville. Funeral serivces will be held Saturday, April 19, at 11 a.m. at Fairfield Glade United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Lanita Monroe officiating. Interment will be in Black Oak Cemetery.

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • obit-England, James.jpg James England

    James Lesley England, 92, of Sparta, passed away April 14, 2014, at his residence.

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • Geraldine Brown

    Geraldine Ruth Brown, 87, of Crossville, passed away April 10, 2014. Funeral services were held April 14 from the chapel of Hood Funeral Home. Burial was in Linary Cemetery. Bro. Steve Watts and Bro. Tim Watts officiated.

    April 15, 2014

  • obit-robin williams.jpg Robin Williams

    Mrs. Robin E. Williams, 47, of the Potters Chapel community, passed away April 10, 2014, in the Fort Sanders Hospital. Funeral services were held April 12, with Bro. Roy Langley officiating.

    April 14, 2014 1 Photo

  • Margaret Thompson

    Margaret Mae Thompson, 55, Crossville, passed away April 7, 2014, at Cumberland Medical Center in Crossville. Funeral services were held at Bilbrey Funeral Home April 11, with Bro. Terry Swaw officiating.

    April 14, 2014

  • James Stepp

    James Lee Curtis Stepp, 59, was born June 8, 1954, in Crossville, to George and Jessie Stepp and passed away April 9, 2014.

    April 14, 2014

Marketplace Marquee
Parade
Must Read
Section Teases
Seasonal Content
AP Video
Raw: More Than 100,000 Gather for Easter Sunday Raw: Greeks Celebrate Easter With "Rocket War" Police Question Captain, Crew on Ferry Disaster Raw: Orthodox Christians Observe Easter Rite Ceremony Marks 19th Anniversary of OKC Bombing Raw: Four French Journalists Freed From Syria Raw: Massive 7.2 Earthquake Rocks Mexico Captain of Sunken SKorean Ferry Arrested Raw: Fire Destroys 3 N.J. Beachfront Homes Raw: Pope Presides Over Good Friday Mass Raw: Space X Launches to Space Station Superheroes Descend on Capitol Mall Man Charged in Kansas City Highway Shootings Obama Awards Navy Football Trophy Anti-semitic Leaflets Posted in Eastern Ukraine Raw: Magnitude-7.2 Earthquake Shakes Mexico City Ceremony at MIT Remembers One of Boston's Finest Raw: Students Hurt in Colo. School Bus Crash Deadly Avalanche Sweeps Slopes of Mount Everest
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Weather Radar
2014 Readers' Choice