Jan. 19, 2013
Flora Ellen Harris Asa passed away Jan. 19, 2013. She was 95. Interment will be in Desoto, IL, Jan. 26.
Mrs. Asa moved from her home in DuQuoin, IL, to Crossville in 2010 to be nearer her family, daughter Lora Ellen Asa Waller and husband, Andrew; granddaughter, Anna Strong and husband, Donald; great-granddaughter, Sarah Strong; and great-great-grandson, Donnie Strong. In fact, she had five generations living within a mile radius of her new home.
She was born in 1917 in Jackson County, IL, one of nine children born to James Richard Harris and Effie May Wheeler Harris. As a second-grader, she survived the devastating Tri-State Tornado of 1925.
She married James William Asa in 1934 and they had two children, Billie Dean and Lora Ellen. She was a nurse at Marshall Browning Hospital in DuQuoin for many years before retiring to private duty. She was a lifelong Methodist and a member of DuQuoin First United Methodist Church for over 50 years.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son, all of her siblings, and two grandchildren.
She is survived by her daughter, eight grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, and eight great-great-grandchildren.
Bilbrey Funeral Home, Inc. (www.bilbreyfh.com) was in charge of the arrangements.
Jan. 19, 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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