Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

August 17, 2006

Aug. 18 obituaries


Justin K. Cooper

May 27, 1988 — Aug. 10, 2006

Justin Keith Cooper, 18, of Crossville, passed away Aug. 10, 2006. Funeral services were held Aug. 6 from the chapel of Hood Funeral Home. Bro. Woodrow Forsythe officiated, with burial in Elmore Cemetery.

Mr. Cooper was born May 27, 1988, in Cumberland County, the son of Tony and Sandra Campbell Cooper of Crossville.

He was employed at Cumberland Medical Center in the housekeeping department and attended Mayland Church of God of Prophecy. He was a wonderful son and a devoted Christian boy. He liked old cars and enjoyed deer hunting.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his grandparents, George and Jean Cooper of Crossville, Rex and Linda Campbell of Crossville and Charles Miller of Crossville; brother, Chad Cooper; and girlfriend, Alisha Nunnery of Crossville.

He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Bernice Miller.

Pallbearers were Dakota Cooper, Danny Moore, Jim Ward, Ricky Cooper, Dustin Cooper, Cameron Yates, Anthony Cooper and Matthew Cooper.

Hood Funeral Home and Crematory, LLC was in charge of the arrangements.

www.hoodfuneralhome.com



Arlos V. Dodson

March 10, 1934 — Aug. 12, 2006

Arlos V. "A.V." Dodson, 72, of Crossville, passed away Aug. 12, 2006. Graveside services were held Aug. 15 at Green Acres Memory Gardens, with Thomas Hale officiating. Full military honors were provided by the Veterans Honor Guard, who also served as pallbearers.

Mr. Dodson was born March 10, 1934, in Cumberland County, the son of Arlos Dodson and Bessie Dodson Smith.

He was a retired bus driver and was also a sergeant in the 82nd Airborne Rangers of the U.S. Army and served in the Korean Conflict.

Survivors include four daughters; sisters, Arlene Woods of Gordonsville, TN, Barbara Bishop and Shirley Saltkill of Crossville; and friend, Karen Muzia of Crossville.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

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



Wanda E. Gamber

Aug. 15, 1938 — Aug. 14, 2006

Wanda E. (Lewis) Gamber, 67, of Battle Creek, MI, passed away Aug. 14, 2006. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 18, at the Royal Funeral Home of Battle Creek, MI, with the Rev. Steven Olmstead officiating. Interment will be in the Floral Lawn Memorial Gardens, Battle Creek.

Mrs. Gamber was born Aug. 15, 1938, in Livingston, TN, the daughter of Dewey and Lucy (Dishman) Hill.

She was a nurse's aide for many years. She owned several area restaurants, including Al's Café. She enjoyed crocheting, gardening, cooking, canning and spending time with her family.

Survivors include her children, Paul Lewis, Stan Lewis and Becky (Ben) Young, all of Tennessee; 16 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; brothers, Joel (Sue) Hill and Stan (Chris) Hill, both of Bellevue, MI; sister, Mary Swanson of Battle Creek; and nieces, nephews and other family members in Tennessee.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jerome Lewis; and sons, John and Michael Lewis.

Royal Funeral Home of Battle Creek, MI, is in charge of arrangements.



Leslie R. Hood

Sept. 17, 1936 — Aug. 14, 2006

Leslie R. Hood, 69, of Crossville, passed away Aug. 14, 2006. Funeral services were conducted Aug. 16 from the chapel of Crossville Memorial Funeral Home, with Pastors Mike Kerley and Hank Chafin officiating. Burial was in Richards Cemetery in Grimsley.

Mr. Hood was born Sept. 17, 1936, in Grimsley, TN, the son of Marvin and Learlin York Hood.

He was a tool and die operator and attended Cornerstone Baptist Church. He was a member of Southern Roads Bluegrass Band of Cumberland County, enjoyed meeting new friends, spending time with old friends and going to bluegrass festivals. He also really enjoyed attending services at Cornerstone.

Survivors include his son, Leslie R. "Ron" Hood and wife Kelly of Murfreesboro; daughter, Patricia Burkett and husband Mark of Mt. Juliet; grandchildren, Daniel (Tell) Burkett, Leslie Somer Sullivan and husband Matthew and Charles Jeffrey Hood; great-grandchildren, Cayce, Blake and Tyler; and special friend and caregiver, Wanda Smith of Crossville.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his grandson, Benjamin Burkett; and wife, Juanita Hood.

Pallbearers were Matthew Sullivan, Orland Kerley, John Coley Kerley, Johnny Clyde Burgess, Archie Phillips and Charles Hood.

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



James F. Noe

Aug. 19, 1913 — Aug. 15, 2006

James Frank Noe, 92, of Crossville, passed away Aug. 15, 2006. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 18, in the chapel of Sharp Funeral Home of Oliver Springs, with the Rev. Donnie Hill officiating. Burial will follow at Oliver Springs Cemetery.

Mr. Noe was born Aug. 19, 1913, in Ages, KY, the son of Isom Noe and Minnie Metcalf Noe.

He moved to Oliver Springs in early childhood, living there until his move back to Kentucky where he worked as a coal miner for 25 years. He later moved to Norwood, OH, where he was employed at General Motors for 17 and a half years. He has lived in Crossville for the past eight years.

He was a founding member of the Church of God Mt. Assembly in Harriman. He was also a member of the United Auto Workers of America and the United Mine Workers of America.

Survivors include his children, James Robert "Bob" Noe and wife Sue of Crossville, Etta Sue Ball and husband Archie of Calhoun, GA and Claude Edward Noe and wife Joann of Hamersville, OH; grandchildren, Rick Noe, Terry Noe, Saundra Mendini, Vickie Lance, Melissa Dodd, Brian Ball and Gregory Noe; 18 great-grandchildren; brother, David Noe and wife Ann of Oliver Springs; sister, Dora Gouge of Oliver Springs; and nieces, nephews, extended family members and special friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Cora Faye Bryant Noe; brothers, Elijah, Bill, Oscar, Dewey, Robert and Berrie Noe; and sisters, Ellen Butler, Bertha Sampsel and Lucy May Noe.

Sharp Funeral Home of Oliver Springs is in charge of the arrangements.



Hershell P. Sells

April 11, 1921 — Aug. 11, 2006

Hershell "Big Boy" Palmer Sells, 85, of Crossville, passed away Aug. 11, 2006. Funeral services were conducted Aug. 15 from the chapel of Bilbrey Funeral Home, with Bro. Gary Howard officiating. Interment was in Green Acres Memory Gardens. Full military honors were provided by the Veterans Honor Guard.

Mr. Sells was born April 11, 1921, in Livingston, the son of William and Tiny (Threet) Sells.

He was retired from the Cumberland County Sheriff's Department and was of the Baptist faith. He served in the United States Navy during World War II.

Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Christine (Stoops) Sells of Crossville; daughters, Judy Faye Parks of Crossville, Kathleen Reagan of Indiana and Jean Hood of Jamestown; sons, Jerry Sells and Jackie Sells of Crossville; sister, Carmel Norris of Livingston; seven grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Arthur Sells; granddaughter, Cassandra Lynn Randolph; and grandson, Jerry Wayne Sells.

Pallbearers were Chester Joe Parks, Randall Hankins, Jeremy Sells, Ira Setzer, Michael Palmer Lewis and Lance Setzer.

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



Lucille W. Sloan

Aug. 14, 2006

Lucille W. Sloan, 87, widow of Samuel Winfred Sloan, passed away August 14, 2006, in Lexington, KY. A private memorial service will be held in Mannington, WV.

Born in Big Stone Gap, VA, she was the daughter of the late Robert Jackson and Margaret Graham Wilson.

Devoted to her family, she was a wonderful homemaker and seamstress.

Survivors include her daughter, Linda Faulkner of Lexington, KY; grandchildren, Katherine Faulkner, Carolyn Hankins, Kelly Stewart and Laura Keefer; three great-grandchildren; and son-in-law, Jon Reynolds.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Donna Reynolds.

Milward Funeral Directors of Lexington, KY, is in charge of the arrangements.

www.milwardfuneral.com


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