RICHARDSON, CLAYTA, JEAN, age 60, of Altamont, passed away Wednesday March 18, 2015 at the River Park Hospital after a courageous battle with cancer. She was preceded in death by her father, Everett Harold Slatton. She attended the Cumberland Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband, Everett Richardson; son, Ricky Huntley; mother, Abbie King Tate; sister, Juanita (Gerald) Rollins; brothers, Harold (Betty Joe) and Carl (Peggy) Slatton; mother-in-law, Hazel Richardson; granddaughter, Haley Huntley; half-sister, Hiedi (Frank) Cruso; half-brother, Scotty (Renee) Worley; several loving nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Ministers, Alton Scruggs, Joe Sanders and Alex Rollins officiating. Burial followed in the Richardson Cemetery. Arrangements were made by Layne Funeral Home, Palmer, TN.
LAYNE, MARGARET, AILEENE, age 89, of Monteagle, passed away Tuesday, March 17, 2015. She is preceded in death by her son, Lloyd Dewey Layne and infant son; parents, William Polk & Laura Mae Smith Turner; companion, Tom Lewis.
She is survived by daughter, Judy (John) Knost: brother, Jerry Nelson (Cathie) Layne both of Monteagle, Tennessee; several grandchildren & great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Friday, March 20, 2015 with Brother Paul Tittle officiating. Interment followed in the Summerfield Cemetery, Monteagle, Tennessee.
You may share a story about Margaret or leave condolences at www.cumberlandfuneralhome.net. Arrangements were made by Cumberland Funeral Home, Monteagle, TN.
LAYNE, DOROTHY, ROLLINS, age 77, of Monteagle, passed away Wednesday night at her home with her family by her bedside. She was born in Monteagle, a daughter of the late Robert J. Rollins and Lee Vester Thomas Rollins and was preceded in death by her husband, John Layne; sisters, Mary Sitz, Pauline Risely; brothers, Paul Rollins, Edward Bud Rollins and Ernest Dale Rollins.
Survivors include her children, Virginia (Jerome) Blalock, Kelly (Rhonda) Layne, Monteagle; grandchildren, John, Brenda, Amanda, Jeremy and William; 7 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews; sister, Katherine Williams Knott, Tracy City.
Graveside services were held Thursday in Summerfield Cemetery with Minister R.B. Slatton officiating. On line condolences may be made at www.cumberlandfuneralhome.net. Arrangements were made by Cumberland Funeral Home, Monteagle, TN.
MEEKS, ERNEST, DWAYNE, age 55, of Gruetli-Laager, went home to Heaven to be with his Lord and Savior at his home surrounded by his loving family Friday morning March 20, 2015. He was employed at Rock Tenn Paper Mill for 30 years up until his health declined. He was born in Palmer, Tennessee on November 20, 1959. He is survived by his loving wife of 34 years, Pamela Henry Meeks; mother, Gladys Ross; father, Richard Meeks; sons, Jared and Ethan Meeks; daughters, Rebecca Meeks, Sarah (David) Brown, Brittany (Travis) Barrett; brother, Tim (Katie) Meeks; sister, Cheryl Meeks; grandchildren, Paul Allen Wise, Abagael Parker, Westyn, Jaxyn, Koltyn and Arabella Barrett, Elizabeth Brown; father and mother-in-law, Hobert and Willie Henry; brother-in-law, Austin (Wendy) Henry; sister-in-laws, Jennifer (Corey) Puck and Beverly McCaughey; several loving niece and nephews. Funeral services were held Sunday in the funeral home chapel with Ministers, John Potts and Brett Meeks officiating. Burial followed in the Palmer Cemetery. Arrangements were made by Layne Funeral Home, Palmer, TN.
SHRUM, MARIE, NUNLEY, age 78, of Gruetli-Laager, passed away Saturday March 21, 2015 at a Winchester, Tennessee Hospital. She was born October 27, 1936 to Arthur and Pearl Meeks Nunley who preceded her in death along with her son Dwayne Nunley; husband, John Shrum; brothers, Bo and Gene Nunley. She is survived by her sons, Eugene (Heather) Nunley, Gruetli-Laager, Terry (Donna) Nunley, Palmer; sisters, Sheila (Brad) Nunley, Signal Mountain and Betty (Clark) Nunley, Altamont, Shirley (Billy) West, Lakeland, FL, Peggy (Edward) Tomasi, Martin, TN; brother, Gerald (Mary) Nunley, Dalton, GA; grandchildren, Chris, Tyler and Terry D. Nunley; nieces and nephews; father of her children, Ronnie Nunley. Funeral services were held Monday in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Willard Griffin officiating. Burial followed in the Palmer Cemetery. Arrangements were made by Layne Funeral Home, Palmer, TN.
CRISP, CARL, WESLEY, “SQUAT”, age 88, of Tracy City, Tennessee passed away on March 18, 2015. He retired from AEDC in Tullahoma, after 35 years of service as a fireman. He was a member of the Episcopal Church. He was preceded in death by his wife Ida Mae Street Crisp; parents, Green Benny and Jennie Crisp; paternal grandparents, Tom Crisp and Armelda Stone Crisp; brothers, Othel “Monk” Crisp, Haskell Marion “Bright Eyes” Crisp, William Allen Crisp and Jackie Crisp.
Squat was a veteran and served in the US Navy from September 21, 1944 to March 25, 1946, and a member of American Legion Post 74. He was very active in his community, he served as Mayor of Tracy City on two terms, was involved in starting up the Tracy City, Grundy County Rescue Squad. He also worked as an EMT for Grundy County Ambulance Service. Squat also enjoyed working crossword puzzles daily, enjoyed sports and was a fan of the Atlanta Braves, Tennessee Vols, and any sport played at Grundy County High School. He spent many years as the announcer for football, baseball, and basketball games at Grundy County High School. He also helped with the startup of the Grundy County High School marching band in the late 1960’s. With years of dedication to Grundy County High School sports, the high school football field was named “Crisp Field” in honor of Squat and his brother Bright Eyes. During many summers he was an umpire for little league baseball. He also enjoyed hunting, some of his most favorite times were spent at the hunting cabin he built with his buddies, Juke Shook and George Coppinger. One of his most memorable hunting trips was in 1986 to Wyoming and he enjoyed his trips to Hawaii and Washington D.C.
Survivors include his wife of almost 44 years, Joan Patterson Crisp; children Debbie (Leon) Woodlee, Gruetli-Laager, TN; Kim Strange and Karman Cannon, Chattanooga, TN; grandchildren, Kasey Woodlee, Toby (Brittany) Woodlee and Kayla Woodlee; great grandchildren, Jaleal “TJ” Starkey and Knoxx Woodlee. Having only one grandson he was especially close with Toby. They enjoyed the bonding experiences of hunting, baseball, fishing and carpentry. They enjoyed sharing stories and he especially enjoyed spending time with his grandsons “Knott” and “JL”. He was never too old to learn new things from his grandchildren. They taught him about texting and taking selfies.
Funeral services were held Sunday in the funeral home Chapel with Reverend Stephen Eichler officiating. Sequatchie Valley Honor Guard provided military honors. Burial was in the Plainview Cemetery. On line condolences can be made at www.fosterlayfuneralhome.net. Arrangements were made by Foster & Lay Funeral Home, Tracy City, TN.
SARGENT, JOSEPHINE, MEEKS, age 79, passed away at her home in Decherd Friday morning, March 20, 2015, with her family by her bedside. She was a former resident of Sewanee for many years and was born in Tracy City on April 1, 1935, a daughter of the late William “Bill” Meeks and Bonnie Mae Campbell Meeks and was preceded in death by her husband, George M. Sargent, Jr.; son, William Don Nunley; brothers, Billy L. Meeks and Bobby Gene Meeks. She was a member of Harrison Chapel Congregational Methodist Church, she loved going to church and singing.
Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Pam and John Peck; daughter-in-law, Freda Nunley; sisters, Bonnie Campbell, Judy (James) Barry, Brenda (Jerry) Tate; nine grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Sunday in the funeral home chapel with Brother L Z Johnson and Brother Robert Johnson officiating. Burial was in Eastern Star Cemetery in Sewanee. On line condolences may be made at www.cumberland funeralhome.net. Arrangements were made by Cumberland Funeral Home, Monteagle, TN.