Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN


July 23, 2013

Glen Farnsworth

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

Companion Funeral and Cremation Service and the Cody family are honored to assist the Farnsworth family with these arrangements.

Text Only
  • We the People: Halcyon Hopes or Dark Times

    Science says the earth is about 4.5 billion years old. We can’t easily comprehend that many years, or exactly how the early earth was formed into a stony ball of space debris. Surface water may have arrived on Earth in icy comets.

    April 22, 2014

  • April Parker

    April Marie Parker, 35, of Crossville, passed away at her home April 19, 2014. Funeral service will be today, April 23, at 1 p.m., with Pastor Ralph Reagan officiating. Burial will follow in Woody Cemetery.

    April 22, 2014

  • Charles Lovitt

    Charles M. Lovitt, 77, of Crossville, passed away April 6, 2014, at Kindred Care Rehab in Algood. Memorial services will be held Saturday, April 26, at 10:30 a.m. from the Chapel of Hood Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Green Acres Memory Gardens. Pastor Robert Krueger will officiate.

    April 21, 2014

  • obit-king.jpg David King

    David Franklin King, 72, Crossville, passed away on April 18, 2014, at his home. Funeral service will be today, April 22, at 2 p.m. at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home, with Donald Wattenbarger officiating. Burial will follow at Tolletts Chapel Cemetery.

    April 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • 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

Marketplace Marquee
Must Read
Section Teases
Seasonal Content
AP Video
Bon Jovi Helps Open Low-income Housing in Philly Pipeline Opponents Protest on National Mall Hagel Gets Preview of New High-tech Projects S.C. Man Apologizes for Naked Walk in Wal-Mart New Country Music Hall of Fame Inductees Named 'Piles' of Bodies in South Sudan Slaughter New Yorkers Celebrate Cherry Blossom Blooms SCOTUS Hears Tv-over-Internet Case Justice Dept. Broadening Criteria for Clemency Chief Mate: Crew Told to Escape After Passengers 'Miss Meadows' Takes Holmes Back to Her Roots Biden: Russia Must Stop Talking, Start Acting David Moyes Out As Manchester United Manager Raw: Leopard Bites Man in India Iowa College Finds Beauty in Bulldogs High Court to Hear Dispute of TV Over Internet Stowaway Teen Forces Review of Airport Security
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

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