Obituaries 5/15/14

Posted on Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 9:28 am

CURTIS, LINDA, FAYE, age 47, of Tracy City, Tennessee, passed away Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at her home. She was preceded in death by her father, James Walter Porter, Jr.; brother, Billy Joe Porter.

She is survived by her sons, Jeremiah Paul Curtis and Joshua Lee Curtis; mother and step father, Fredia and Cecil Nelson of Tracy City; brothers, James Edward Porter, Tony Lee Porter, David Wayne Porter, Steven Anthony Nelson; sisters, Cathy Nadine Roden and Tammy Renee Morris; grandson, Isaiah Curtis.

A private memorial service was held by the family.

Online condolences may be made at www.fosterlayfuneralhome.net.

Arrangements were made by Foster and Lay Funeral Home, Tracy City, TN,

 

SHIRLEY, EDITH, LAYNE, age 102, of Layne’s Cove near Pelham, TN passed from this life on Friday, April 25, 2014, at Willows of Winchester Health & Rehab Center. She was born October 30, 1911, a daughter of the late W.T. and Hattie Partin Hill. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Abe Layne and her husband, Bob Shirley; brothers, Joe and Osler Hill; sister, Lucille Brown; grandson, Gary Layne.

She had worked for many years at Wonder Cave where she was a guide for the many thousands of visitors who stopped at the cave every year.

She is survived by a son, Sherman Layne of Layne’s Cove; daughters, Virginia Zimsek, Streetsboro, Ohio and Teresa Ann Layne, Maryland; grandchildren, Sharon Hunt, Teresa Pilcher and Daniel Zimsek; great grandchildren, Lacy Hunt, Alex Hunt and Amber Layne; sisters, Fermenda Hassebrock of Layne’s Cove, Mary Lee Johnson, Tracy City and Margaret Jordan, Beaumont, Texas; several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Online condolences may be made at www.cumberlandfuneralhome.net.

Arrangements are by Cumberland Funeral Home, Monteagle, TN.

 

KNIGHT, HALLIE, F., 82, passed away Saturday, May 10, 2014. She was born in Palmer, TN on April 16, 1932 to Gordon and Agnes Banks James who preceded her in death along with her husband, Horace “Gid” Knight; sister, Polly Tucker; brothers, Clarence Allen, Tommy, Stanley and Alvin Lee James.

She is survived by her daughter, Teresa (Tommy) Worthington; son Nathan (Pat), Bruce (Shannon), Paul (Doris), Clifford (Linda) and James (Dana) Knight; sister, Margaret Ward; brother, Marshall James; 15 grandchildren; 23 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 13 in the funeral home chapel with Minister Brett Meeks officiating.

Burial was in Brown’s Chapel Cemetery.

Arrangements were made by Layne Funeral Home, Palmer, TN.

 

TURNER, ROBERT, ESTON, 88, passed away Sunday, May 11, 2014 at his home. He was a member of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints at Altamont and was a US Navy veteran. He was born in Haynes City Florida on June 30, 1925 to Charlie Woods and Flora Elizabeth Fults Turner who preceded him in death along with his, son, Robert Earl Turner; sisters, Juanita Davis, infant sister Edna Turner; brother, Charles Turner.

He is survived by his wife, Edna Jean Killian Turner; sons, Danny, Larry and Ricky Turner; sister, Lois Hayes, Utah; brothers, Kenneth Turner, Illinois and Douglas Turner, Texas; grandchildren, Krysti Erin Stuhlman and Lora Lynn Whitman; 6 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 14 at the Mormon Church in Altamont with Bishop Aaron Barrett officiating.

Burial was in Altamont Cemetery with military honors provided by the Sequatchie Valley Honor Guard.

Arrangements were made by Layne Funeral Home, Altamont, TN.

 

BAKER, CHRISTINE, 73, passed away Monday, May 12, 2014. She was born in Palmer, Tennessee to Arthur and Clemmie Hobbs Sanders who preceded her in death along with her son, Charlie Kilgore.

She is survived by her husband, Billy Baker; sons, Dean (Diane), Kenneth (Tammy) and Wayne (Jackie) Kilgore; daughter, Misty Kilgore; grandchildren, Lataea, April, Renee, Christopher, Donna, Shala, Teesha, Kaylin, Jacob and Kendalinn; great grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 14 in the funeral home chapel with Minister Brett Meeks officiating.

Burial was in Fall Creek Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to help with funeral arrangements.

Arrangements were made by Layne Funeral Home, Palmer, TN.

 

LADD, VIRGINIA, LUCILLE, 71, of Tracy City, TN, went home to be with her Lord Friday, May 9, 2014 at Emerald Hodgson Hospital in Sewanee, TN. She was preceded in death by her parents Johnny (Bear) and Frances Marie Rollins Westerfield; son, Billy Matthew Floyd; brothers, James Matthew Westerfield, George Edward Westerfield, Charlie Rollins, and Glen Rollins; sisters, Lee Inez Wilder, Johnsie Kathrine Gilliam, Clara Louise Westerfield, and Linda Sue Barish.

Survivors include her children Johnny Edward Westerfield of Monteagle; Christopher Donovon Ladd of Monteagle and Charles Dewight Ladd of Sewanee; sisters, Nellie Ruth Shrum of Tracy City, Mildred Annice Summers of Tracy City, Glenda Jean Westerfield of Coalmont, and Pattie Newsome of Georgia; brothers, Joe Fred Rollins, Dennis Sutherland, and Johnny Rollins; grandchildren, Cora Marie Dees, John Nicholas Westerfield, Payton Cole Westerfield, Christian Chayce Ladd, and John Dylan Ladd; great grandchildren, Grant and Garret Dees, Halee, Makenzie, Jadon, Hadassah Westerfield; several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

There will be a graveside memorial service at 4:00 p.m. Friday, May 16, 2014 at Monteagle Cemetery with Reverend Ralph Shrum officiating.

Online condolences may be made at www.cumberlandfuneralhome.net

Arrangements were made by Cumberland Funeral Home, Monteagle, TN.

 

GROSS, LEONARD, FLOYD, 93, went home to be with his Lord, Monday, May 12, 2014 at his home surrounded by his family. He was a US Army veteran of WWII, Deacon of Grace Baptist Church and charter member of the Beersheba Springs Rescue Squad and Fire Department. He was born in Gross’ Cove on April 7, 1921 to John and Frances King Gross who preceded him in death along with his wife, Loretta Walker Gross; sisters, Ollie Bell Tate, Stella Coppinger, Helen Wanamaker, Elizabeth and Beatrice Gross; brothers, Fred and J.L. Gross.

He is survived by his son, Rev. Johnny (Diane) Gross; daughter, Linda (Donald) Boyd; grandchildren, Chris Boyd, Tracy Jennings, Kim Fults and Amanda Eubanks; 10 loving great grandchildren; 1 great-great granddaughter; a host of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be 1:00 p.m. Thursday, May 15 at the Grace Baptist Church with Ministers Johnny Gross and Dwight Walker officiating with burial to follow in the Grace Chapel Cemetery with full military honors provided by the Sequatchie Valley Honor Guard.

Arrangements were made by Layne Funeral Home, Altamont, TN.

 

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