Jan. 30, 2013
William Ralph Padgett, 78, went peacefully to be with our Lord Jan. 30, 2013 after a long battle with cancer, with his family by his side. Funeral services were held Feb. 3 at Pine Eden Baptist Church, with Pastors Danny Smith and Ken Clayton officiating. Burial followed in Green Acres Memory Gardens.
In 1957, Ralph married Wanda Jean Brewer. Ralph served a tour of duty in US Army. He returned to Crossville and he and Jean had three children. Jean passed away in 1994. He married Peggy Luanna Key Landers in 1996. Ralph was born into a family of 10 children. His mother, Elizabeth (Bessie) Padgett Parsons, predeceased him, as did all his siblings except one sister, Edith Padgett Jordan (Ed Ryback) of Crossville.
Ralph loved Cumberland County and the people here. Ralph's experience was varied and his impact on the economy of Cumberland County was significant. He and his children and employees have seen success in various businesses, including their current company, Plateau Truck & Tractor, LLC.
Ralph quietly helped numerous individuals in Cumberland County, both on a personal and professional level. He was a modest individual with strong work ethic who believed that honesty should be the cornerstone of any business. He took pride in seeing others succeed and remained silent about any part he may have had in their success.
Ralph served on the advisory board of Regions Bank (and their predecessor banks) for many years. He was a charter member of Pine Eden Baptist Church and was instrumental in constructing the facility in which the church is currently housed.
Ralph is survived by loving wife and caregiver, Peggy Luanna; sons, Steve Padgett and Kevin Padgett (Rhonda); daughter, Amy Padgett; stepson, Chad Landers; stepdaughter, Nicki Landers (Leslie Fish); eight grandchildren; and a host of extended family and friends.
Crossville Memorial Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. was in charge of the arrangements.
Jan. 30, 2013
Betty Louise (Yanda) Houston, 77, of the Burke Community, passed away May 21, 2013, at Cumberland House in Crossville. Funeral services were held at Bilbrey Funeral Home May 23, 2013, with Bro. Nick Ball officiating. Special music was by Renee Clayton. Interment was in Parham Cemetery.
Charles Christopher Parsons was born March 14, 1927 ,in Crossville, TN. Charles went home to meet his Lord and Savior in his home surrounded by his loving family. The graveside service will be today, May 24, at 3 p.m. EDT at Tennessee-Georgia Memorial Gardens. The Rev. Ronnie Capes will perform the service. There will be no prior visitation.
Ethel Mae Nealon, 70 of Crossville, passed away May 15, 2013. Funeral services were held May 17 at 7 p.m. from the chapel of Hood Funeral Home. Bro. Mike Kerley officiated, with burial in Crossville City Cemetery.
Harold Francis Mason, 86, of Crossville, passed away May 19, 2013. A funeral Mass was held May 23, 2013, at 11 a.m. at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church. Fr. Antony Punnackal, CMI, officiated. Full military honors were given.
Charles Howard Eroh, 88, of Crossville, TN passed away on May 21, 2013 at Cumberland Medical Center. Graveside service will be held today, May 24, at 1:30 p.m. EDT at East Tennessee Veterans Cemetery on East Governor John Sevier Hwy.
Cleston E. Maynard, of Crossville, passed away May 9, 2013, in Crossville.
Emma Jean “E.J.” Harrison, 85, of Crossville, went to be with the Lord in the early morning on May 18, 2013, in her sleep.
Lisa Katherine (Cooke) Hancock, 42, of Crossville, passed away May 7, 2013. Funeral services were held at Bilbrey Funeral Home May 10, with Bro. Jeff Leonard officiating. Interment was in Crossville City Cemetery.
She was born July 4, 1970, in Cincinnati, OH, the daughter of Jack Cooke and Sylvia (Pennicuff) Cooke.
Campbell Crawford Rector, 65, of Hebbron, KY, passed away May 10, 2013, in Kentucky. Graveside services were held at Frost Cemetery Funeral Home May 18, 2013, with Bro. Ralph Reagan officiating. Interment was in Frost Cemetery.
James Edward Poe, 63, of Crossville, passed away May 14, 2013, at Cumberland Medical Center. Funeral services were held at Bilbrey Funeral Home May 17, 2013, with Bro. Roger Burgess officiating. Interment was in Crossville City Cemetery.
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