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
Jacqueline Brown Vaden, 80, of Crossville, passed away March 1, 2014. Funeral services were held March 4 from the chapel of Hood Funeral Home. The Rev. Martha Hale officiated, with burial in Green Acres Memory Gardens.
Julia Pearl Hill, 89, of Crossville, passed away March 5, 2014, at Cumberland House. Family will receive friends Saturday, March 8, from 11 a.m. to noon at Cumberland Fellowship. Funeral service will follow at noon, with Pastor Hank Jones officiating. Burial will be in Green Acres Memory Gardens.
Robert Ray Dillon, 93, of Crossville, passed away March 1, 2014, at Cumberland Medical Center in Crossville. Funeral services were held at Bilbrey Funeral Home March 5, with Pastor Roland Smith and Bro. Billy Kemp officiating. Interment was in Crossville City Cemetery.
John Arthur Price, 86, of Cumberland County, passed away Feb. 9, 2014, in Farmington Hills, MI.
Gracie Bella Lewis, infant daughter of Tim Lewis and Dorieli Kief of Crossville, passed away March 1, 2014, at East Tennessee Children's Hospital in Knoxville.
Karen Elizabeth Podsiedlik, 58, was born Oct. 3, 1955 to Frederick and Dagmar Arnold in Syracuse, NY. She passed away on Feb. 28, 2014 in Crossville, surrounded by her family and pastor at her bedside. The family will receive friends today, March 4, at First Church of the Nazarene in Crossville from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. The funeral service will be held at 2:30 p.m., with Pastor Greg Keller officiating.
Joyce Eveline (Murray) Northcutt, 72, of Fairfield Glade, passed away Feb. 22, 2014, at Cumberland Medical Center in Crossville. Funeral services were held March 3 at Saint Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, with the Rev. John Dowling officiating. Interment was in the Saint Francis columbarium.
Rev. Joseph T. Nickell
Joseph Travis Nickell, retired Baptist pastor of Maryville, passed away Feb. 26, 2014, from complications of Alzheimer’s disease. He was 85.
Alice Eula Hedgecoth, 89, of Crossville, passed away Feb. 25, 2014, at WyndRidge Health and Rehabilitation Center in Crossville. Funeral services were held at Bilbrey Funeral Home Feb. 27, with Bro. Joey Smith and Bro. Billy Smith officiating. Interment was in Hedgecoth Cemetery.
Dr. Philip Deatherage
Philip Miner Deatherage, MD, 93, of Crossville, passed away Feb. 28, 2014. Visitation will be held at Bilbrey Funeral Home March 6, from 5 to 7 p.m., with funeral services to be held March 7 at 10 a.m. Interment will be in Oliver Springs City Cemetery March 7 at 1 p.m. CST.
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