March 7, 1927—July 16, 2013
Pastor Glen D. Farnsworth, who pastored the Cookeville and Crossville Seventh-day Adventist Churches in the early '80s, as well as several SDA churches across the nation in his 46 years of pastoring, will be remembered in a memorial celebration of his life Saturday, July 27, at 2:30 p.m. at the Cookeville SDA Church, 2700 Hwy. 111, Algood.
Glen was born March 7, 1927, in Noble, OK, to Velmer and Odessa Farnsworth. Glen’s higher education, at Southwestern Junior College, Keene, TX, was interrupted while he served in the Army, stationed in South Korea. He went on to complete his education at Union College, Lincoln, NE, and married E. Charlene Ewing, who passed to her rest in 2004 after 49 years of marriage. After taking "early" retirement at age 72, Glen was called back into action to pastor the little Chapel Valley Church in the woods of southwest Arkansas until he finally retired in 2009.
In May 2005, Glen "discovered" widow Blanche Orser, then employed by a hospital of the Adventist Health System in northern California, on the church's Christian Singles site. They married Aug. 7, 2005. He had been an active member of the Cookeville SDA Church since moving back to Tennessee in 2009 and was still teaching a Sabbath School class, greeting visitors with a friendly handshake and his wonderful smile, and sometimes even a fun or interesting story!
Glen passed to his rest July 16, 2013. He leaves his wife of eight years, Blanche, of Sparta; children, G. Randall Farnsworth (and Shelly) of Collegedale, TN, and Cynthia C. Higgins (and Ed), previously of Crossville, now of Savannah, GA; and grandchildren, Joshua and Maci Farnsworth, of Collegedale, TN.
All that knew and loved him are feeling the great loss.
You are encouraged to share a memory of Glen and/or your personal condolences with his family by visiting his memorial web page and guestbook at www.companionfunerals.com.
Companion Funeral and Cremation Service and the Cody family are honored to assist the Farnsworth family with these arrangements.
March 7, 1927—July 16, 2013
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.
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.
James Lesley England, 92, of Sparta, passed away April 14, 2014, at his residence.
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.
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.
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.
James Lee Curtis Stepp, 59, was born June 8, 1954, in Crossville, to George and Jessie Stepp and passed away April 9, 2014.
Dexter Vance Sherrill, 69, of Crossville, passed away April 10, 2014, at Cumberland Medical Center. Funeral service was held on April 14, with Pastor Mike Kerley officiating. Burial followed in Linary Cemetery.
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Clarence Carl Neely Sr., 99, of Crossville, passed away April 10, 2014, at Cumberland Medical Center in Crossville. Funeral services were held April 13 at Bilbrey Funeral Home, with Bro. Vern Daugherty officiating. Interment was in Thomas Springs Cemetery.
Graveside services for T.J. Higgenbotham, 82, of Crosville, will be conducted April 16, 2014, at the Whittaker Cemetery. The Rev. Scott Griner, Elder Larry McDuffee and Jerry Beaty will officiate.
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