March 27, 2014
Dr. William W. Ashley, 90, of Crossville, went to be with the Lord March 27, 2014. A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 5, at Central Baptist Church, 1346 S. Main St. in Crossville. Interment will immediately follow the service.
Born in Chattanooga, he spent his childhood in Tuscumbia, AL, and lived most of his adult life practicing oral and maxillofacial surgery in Miami, FL.
He is survived by his kind and loving wife of 65 years, Frances Givens Ashley; their son, William W. Ashley Jr. of Crossville; daughter, Alice Ashley Patton and husband, Steve, of Williamsburg, VA; grandchildren, William W. Ashley III and Rachel Ashley Watson and husband, Jake; and great-grandson, Jensen Paul Watson.
Possessing an uncommon wit and keen intelligence, he never met a stranger. He was a masterful storyteller and always left one laughing and wanting more of his company. He was a generous philanthropist, devoted University of Alabama fan, avid deep-sea fisherman, golfer and woodworker. He was a superb role model for his children and grandchildren, who loved and admired him greatly. He was the heart of the Ashley family.
he served in the United States Army Air Corps during World War II (1943—1945) in North Africa, India and Burma. He was awarded two Bronze Stars for heroism in service. After World War II, he attended Florence State Teachers College then University of Alabama in Birmingham. He was a member of Psi Omega Dental Fraternity; past president of the Miami Dental Society; Florida East Coast Dental Society; South Dade Dental Society; American Dental Society of Anesthesiology; Southeastern Society of Oral Surgeons; American Society of Oral Surgeons and Florida Academy of Dental Practice. He was a diplomat of the American Board of Oral Surgeons. He was also a faculty member of the University of Miami School of Medicine where he served as associate professor of oral surgery. For many years, he volunteered his dental services to the Florida Baptist Children's Home in Miami, FL.
He was most recently a member of Central Baptist Church of Crossville.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Cumberland County or Central Baptist Church Building Fund.
Hood Funeral Home and Crematory, LLC (www.hoodfuneralhome.com) was in charge of the arrangements.
March 27, 2014
G.W. Johnson, 76, of Crossville, passed away July 23, 2014, at Cumberland Medical Center
Funeral services were held at Bilbrey Funeral Home July 26, with Bro. Ralph Reagan officiating and burial in Crossville City Cemetery.
Opal Pauline Hassler
Opal Pauline Hassler, 68, of Crossville, passed away July 23, 2014, at Cumberland Medical Center. Funeral services were held at chapel of Bilbrey Funeral Home July 26, 2014, with Bro. Mike Kerley and Bro. Ryan Overfelt officiating and internment in Crossville City Cemetery.
Ruth Vicory Yoakum was born on May 9, 1912, to Wilma Pearl McCreary and Walter Carpenter Yoakum in Leavenworth, KS. She passed away on July 17, 2014, at the Wharton Homes at Uplands Village in Pleasant Hill. There will be a service of the worship of God in her memory at the Pleasant Hill Community Church in Pleasant Hill at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 2.
William “Bill” Fancher Graham, 70, of Crossville, passed away peacefully at home July 19, 2014, after a long and courageous battle with malignant lymphoma. Funeral services were held July 22 at Main St. Church of Christ. Bro. Barry Kennedy and Bro. Larry McDuffee officiated, with burial in Green Acres Memory Gardens.
Dr. Charles Brookhart
Dr. Charles Edward Brookhart passed away July 21, 2014, in Overland Park, KS. He was 85.
Hester Lucille Campbell, 86, of Crossville, passed away July 20, 2014, at Cumberland Medical Center.The family will receive friends Tuesday, July 22, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held Wednesday, July 23, at 11 a.m. at Zion Hill Baptist Church, with Bro. Joe Campbell and Bro. Stanley Campbell officiating. Burial will follow in Burgess Cemetery.
Hugh Hendricks Jr.
Hugh W. Hendricks Jr., 66, of Alpharetta, GA, departed this life at his home July 16, 2014, surrounded by his loving family.
Funeral services for Burtis Wooton, 80, of Crossville, will be conducted today, July 18, at 2 p.m. from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home.
Jack M. Williams, 83, of Crossville, passed away July 10, 2014, after a long illness.
Mary Van Dorn
Mary Faye Van Dorn, 70, of Grandview, passed away July 14, 2014, at Cumberland Medical Center. The family will receive friends today, July 18, from 10 a.m. to noon at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home, with the service at noon at the funeral home. Bro. Chip Meadows will officiate and burial will be in Haley's Grove Cemetery in Crab Orchard.
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