Nov. 22, 1918—Jan. 27, 2013
Ruth Ann (Apgar) Bray, 94, of Crossville, passed away peacefully with her family by her side Jan. 27, 2013.
Born Nov, 22, 1918, in Badin, NC, Ruth was the daughter of the late Meredith and Mattie (Oran) Waller. A memorial service will be held at First Congregational Church today, Jan. 30, 2013, at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Earl Crutchfield officiating.
Mrs. Bray was a retired teacher from the Oak Ridge School System and a beloved member of the First Congregational Church.
Passionate about the arts, Ruth performed in many productions at the Cumberland County Playhouse, beginning in 1967. She was partial to shows she could appear in with her daughters, Jo and Judy, and her best friend, Alice Payne.
In addition to theater, she was an accomplished artist. Her paintings can be seen in homes around the world. A collection of portraits of ministers are displayed in the fellowship hall at the First Congregational Church.
She is survived by daughters, Jo Bray of Crossville and Judy Loyd of Chicago, IL; sister, Hazel Register of Sweetwater; and grandchildren, Robin Bray and spouse, Lori Love, Jeff Bray and Kristin Anderson and husband, Travis.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by husbands Thomas Apgar and Malcolm Bray.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to First Congregational Church.
Bilbrey Funeral Home, Inc. (www.bilbreyfh.com) was in charge of the arrangements.
Nov. 22, 1918—Jan. 27, 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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