Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

June 5, 2006

June 6 obituaries


Charles R. Armstrong

July 22, 1941 — May 30, 2006

Charles Ray Armstrong, 64, of Crossville, passed away May 30, 2006. Funeral services were conducted June 3 from the chapel of Bilbrey Funeral Home, with Bro. Wayne Shrum officiating. Interment was in Stebbins Cemetery in Grandview.

Mr. Armstrong was born July 22, 1941 in Miami, FL, the son of Lowry Dallas and Margie (Willis) Armstrong.

He was a short order cook and of the Pentecostal faith.

Survivors include his wife, Irene (Dunkleberger) Armstrong of Crossville; brothers, Vernon Armstrong Sr. of Spring City and Norman Armstrong of Sun City, CA; nephews, Vernon Armstrong Jr. and David Armstrong; niece, Starlynn Matthews; and cousin, Ronald Willis.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Pallbearers were Sam Richard, Jerry Kilby, Nathan Gregg, Ronald Willis, David Armstrong, Vernon Armstrong and Tim Chesson.

Bilbrey Funeral Home, Inc. was in charge of the arrangements.



Jane M. B. Bilbrey

Nov. 20, 1960 — May 30, 2006

Jane Marie (Woody) Braunm Bilbrey, 45, of Crossville, passed away May 30, 2006. Funeral services were conducted June 2 from the chapel of Bilbrey Funeral Home, with Bro. R. K. Chadwick officiating. Special music was by Debbie Hensley and Joey Brown. Interment was in Creston Cemetery.

Mrs. Bilbrey was born Nov. 20, 1960 in Lakewood, OH, the daughter of the late H.K. Woody II and Betty Lee (Smith) Chadwick of Crossville.

She was of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include her mother and stepfather, R.K. and Betty Lee (Smith) Chadwick of Crossville; daughter, Aubrey Chantel Braunm of Crossville; son, Joseph Adam Braunm of Crossville; grandson, Jeremy Joe Braunm; granddaughter, Danielle Renee Lawson; and brothers, A.L. Woody of Crossville, H.K. Woody III of Olive Hill, TN, Justin Woody of Kingston and Norman Woody of Harriman.

She was preceded in death by her father, H.K. Woody II; and son, Jeremy Ryan Woody.

Pallbearers were Nick Woody, Dana Woody, William Woody, Stacey Shelton, Jeff Woody, Johnny Hensley and Johnny Sherrill.

Bilbrey Funeral Home, Inc. was in charge of the arrangements.



William S. Cox

Sept. 28, 1917 — May 31, 2006

William "Bill" Samuel Cox, 88, of Crossville, passed away May 31, 2006. Funeral services were conducted June 3 from the chapel of Crossville Memorial Funeral Home, with Jack Lawson officiating. Special music was by Reba Russell. Burial was in Tolletts Chapel Cemetery.

Mr. Cox was born Sept. 28, 1917, in Cumberland County, the son of Lawrence Cox and Mary Tollett Cox.

He was a farmer.

Survivors include his wife, Grace Buck Cox of Crossville; sons and daughters-in-law, Clinton Dean and Mary Cox, Michael David Cox and Anthony Bruce and Joy Cox; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and sisters, Emily Goss and Macel Ruderman.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sons, William David Cox and Samuel Boyd Cox; brother, Clay and Willis; and sister, Hazel.

Pallbearers were Gerry Cox, Lynn Cox, Tony Cox, Tim Cox, Michael Cox and Bruce Cox.

Honorary pallbearers were Steven Shipe, Shannon Shaw and David Cox.

Crossville Memorial Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. was in charge of the arrangements.



Wolford Crabtree

April 29, 1936 — May 30, 2006

Wolford "Theo" Crabtree, 70, of Crossville, passed away May 30, 2006. Funeral services were conducted June 2 from the chapel of Bilbrey Funeral Home, with Bro. J.C. Hood officiating. Interment was in Woody Cemetery.

Mr. Crabtree was born April 29, 1936 in McCreary County, KY, the son of Porter Harrison and Icie Lee (Dishman) Crabtree.

He was a cab driver and of the Baptist faith. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War.

Survivors include his daughters and sons-in-law, Deborah and Fred Sherrill, Lois and David Phillips and Donna and Abe Iles, all of Pleasant Hill; sons and daughter-in-law, Wolford Wayne Crabtree of Crossville, Arnold Edward and Dawn Crabtree of Carrollton, GA and William Ross Crabtree of Crossville; sisters, Cora Emery of Crossville and Marie Price of Jamestown; brothers, Fred Crabtree, Eugene Crabtree and Lester Crabtree, all of Crossville; 17 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his grandson, Christian Lee Crabtree.

Pallbearers were David Phillips, Abe Iles, Kyle Sherrill, Fred Sherrill, David Hood and Chris Sherrill.

Bilbrey Funeral Home, Inc. was in charge of the arrangements.



Elsie R. Elmore

May 30, 1934 — June 1, 2006

Elsie Rose (Joseph) Elmore, 72, of Crossville, passed away June 1, 2006. Funeral services were conducted June 4 from the chapel of Bilbrey Funeral Home, with Bro. Brian Smith officiating. Interment was in Woody Cemetery.

Mrs. Elmore was born May 30, 1934 in Brady, MT, the daughter of Richard and Bernice (Hilling) Joseph Sr.

She was the first hired employee by Fairfield Land Communities and later worked at the Cumberland County Jail until she had a heart transplant in December 1991. She was a member of the Homestead Baptist Church.

Survivors include her sons, Randy Elmore and Steve Elmore of Crossville; daughters and sons-in-law, Debra and Dan Turnbow of Cookeville and Rose Mary and Tom Houston of Crossville; son-in-law, Joe Brooks of Crossville; sisters, Marie Rapp of Billings, MT, Mae Belle King of Denver, CO, Alice Hall of Dalton, GA and Sandy Cregg of Ft. Collins, CO; brother, Skip Joseph of Great Falls, MT; grandchildren, Jason and Lori Lewis, Amy Turnbow, Stephanie Brooks, Stacy Brooks, Elissa Elmore and fiancé David Martin, Josh Brooks and Lauren Elmore; and great-grandchildren, Tyler Lawson, Destiny Lewis, Jacey Lewis and Latham Harrison.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, J.C. Elmore; daughter, Paula Brooks; brother, Sonny Joseph; sister, Donna Olson; and the special donor of his heart.

Pallbearers were Tennessee Highway Patrol Criminal Investigation Division, Special Agents David Laxton, Troy Human, Eddie Farris, Randy Crain, Randy Gothard and Scott Dickson, Pat Hester, Jeff Sills, Marty McGinnis and Mark Threet.

Honorary pallbearers were state and local Federal Law Enforcement.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made in Elsie's honor to Hospice of Cumberland County or to a charity of your choice.

Bilbrey Funeral Home, Inc. was in charge of the arrangements.



Dennis W. Grindstaff

Sept. 2, 1922 — May 27, 2006

Dennis William Grindstaff, 83, of Crossville, passed away May 27, 2006. Funeral services were conducted May 29 from the chapel of Bilbrey Funeral Home, with Bro. Jim Miller officiating. Interment was in Green Acres Memory Gardens.

Mr. Grindstaff was born Sept. 2, 1922 in Knoxville, the son of James and Elizabeth Grindstaff.

He was a jeweler at a diamond gallery in Knoxville and a Jehova's Witness.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Zola (Dobson) Grindstaff of Crossville; daughter, Marlene Brown of Crossville; son, Alan Grindstaff of Crossville; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Edward Grindstaff and Lloyd Grindstaff.

Pallbearers were Nathan, Jared and Aaron Grindstaff, Dale Brown, Clint Rose and Kenneth Cole.

Bilbrey Funeral Home, Inc. was in charge of the arrangements.



Paul Marlow

Oct. 17, 1939 — June 1, 2006

Paul "Herbie" Marlow, 66, of Nashville, passed away June 1, 2006. Funeral services were conducted June 4 from the chapel of Crossville Memorial Funeral Home, with Fred Hawkins officiating. Burial was in New Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

Mr. Marlow was born Oct. 17, 1939, in Harriman, TN, the son of Henry and Rhoda McGhee Marlow.

He was an employee of Bobby Reese Heating & Air.

Survivors include his wife, Anna Norris Marlow; sisters, Nadean Hale, Christine Rector and Betty (Fred) Hawkins; and special sister-in-law, Catherine Norris.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Peggy Brock.

Pallbearers were Tim Barnes, Tony Barnes, Rusty Barnes, Timothy Barnes Jr., Daniel Barnes and Ronnie Rector.

Crossville Memorial Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. was in charge of the arrangements.



Cheryl R. Maynard

Jan. 19, 1949 — June 2, 2006

Cheryl Rose Maynard, 57, of Sparta, passed away June 2, 2006. Funeral services were conducted June 5 from the chapel of Whitson Funeral Home of Cookeville, with burial in Smith Chapel Cemetery.

Mrs. Maynard was born Jan. 19, 1949, in Cumberland County, the daughter of Glen and Arxie Young Norris.

She was employed by the State of Tennessee Department of Corrections.

Survivors include her husband, Terry Maynard of Sparta; father, Glen Norris of Crossville; daughters, Rebecca Diane Cooper and Monica Dawn Hedgecoth of Crossville; stepdaughter, Teresa Welch of Cookeville; half-sister, Gina Webb of Crossville; and six grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Arxie Young Norris.

Whitson Funeral Home of Cookeville was in charge of the arrangements.



Mary E. Sickels

May 2, 2006

Mary E. Sickels, 81, of Pleasant Hill, passed away May 2, 2006. Memorial services will be held Saturday, June 10, from the chapel of Crossville Memorial Funeral Home, with burial to follow in Crossville City Cemetery.



Elbert J. Stewart

Oct. 8, 1930 — May 30, 2006

Elbert "Elb" Jackson Stewart, 75, of Crossville, passed away May 30, 2006. Funeral services were conducted June 2 from the chapel of Bilbrey Funeral Home, with Bro. Ron Tackett officiating. Interment was in Crossville City Cemetery.

Mr. Stewart was born Oct. 8, 1930, in Overton County, the son of Benjamin Thomas and Alma (Green) Stewart.

He was retired from Turner Day Handle Mill and was of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include his wife, Ruby (McGhee) Stewart of Crossville; daughter, Vickie Smith of Crossville; son, Ricky Lynn Smith of Crossville; and sister, Delphie Gibbons of Crossville.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Edith Stewart and Austine Stewart; and brother, Arb Stewart.

Pallbearers were Donnie McGhee, Jerry Hood, James Toy, Lynn McGhee, George Gibbons and Jeff Boughton.

Bilbrey Funeral Home, Inc. was in charge of the arrangements.



John E. White

June 4, 1947 — May 22, 2006

John Edward White, 58, of Crossville, passed away May 22, 2006. Funeral services were conducted May 26 from the chapel of Bilbrey Funeral Home, with Bro. Bryan Findley officiating. Interment was in Mayland Cemetery.

Mr. White was born June 4, 1947 in Barberton, OH, the son of Delmar John and Lorene Mary (Pugh) White.

He worked at the University of Tennessee Experiment Station and was of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include his sisters, Ernestine Kingan of Monterey, Barbara Brook of Crossville, Norma Mill of Barberton, OH and Patricia Randolph of Sparta; and special friends, Lilly Henry and Joy Whittaker.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Betty (Lewis) White; and brother, Freddie White.

Pallbearers were Butch Kingan, Buddy Randolph, Jack Mills, Junior Troscleair, Ralph Brooks and Todd Kingan.

Bilbrey Funeral Home, Inc. was in charge of the arrangements.


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