Nov. 11, 1933—Jan. 14, 2013
Mr. Ernest E. Abston, 79, a resident of the Ozone community of Rockwood, passed away Jan. 14, 2013, in the University of Tennessee Medical Center, Knoxville. The family will receive friends Thursday, Jan. 17, from 5 to 7 p.m. EST at the Evans Mortuary. Funeral services will follow at 7 p.m. EST from the chapel of Evans Mortuary, with Minister Clarence DeLoach, Minister Kirby Hinds and special speaker Colton Nuckols officiating. Graveside services and interment will be held Friday, Jan. 18, at 3 p.m. EST in the Millstone Cemetery, Cumberland County, with military honors by the U.S. Navy.
He was born Nov. 11, 1933, in the Westel community of Rockwood, to Paul Hurbert Abston and Eula Mae Lingo Abston. Mr. Abston was the minister of Daysville Church of Christ in Rockwood; had previously served as associate minister of Willow Avenue Church of Christ in Cookeville; and preached the Gospel for more than 57 years. He served on the board of Upper Cumberland Christian Home in Cookeville, and had served as supervisor of the Happy Haven Children’s Home in Cookeville.
Mr. Abston was a former school teacher in the Cumberland County School System; was a former deputy sheriff in Cumberland County and Putnam County; and was a former judicial commissioner in Cumberland County. He enjoyed writing poetry and had a book of his poetry published. Mr. Abston was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War, serving with the Seabees. But his favorite job was raising his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, David Abston, Paul Edward “Eddie” Abston, and Charles Abston.
Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Faye Abston of Ozone; daughters, Judy Atkinson and husband, C.J., of Ozone, Terri Purdie and husband, Sid, of Athens, TN, Donna Kinnaird and husband, Harold, of Cookeville, Brenda Reed and husband, Bruce, of Cookeville, andSavannah Moss of Ozone; sons, Larry Abston of Athens, TN, Ernie Abston and wife, Sandy, of Decatur, TN; grandchildren, Hank Moss, Shawn Long and husband, Charlie, Randi Abston, Mary Purdie, Caleb Purdie, Tonya Guffey, Trevor Abston, Wendi Mayberry, Ginny Reed, Travis Fox and Shauna Ledbetter and husband, Corey; a host of great-grandchildren; sisters, Dee DeRossett and husband, Dale, of Daysville, Linda Aytes and husband, Cotton, of Daysville, Hazel Lowery of Daysville, and Wilma England and husband, Bill, of Ten Mile, TN; and several nieces and nephews.
Trevor Abston, Dakota Moss, Jake Hill, Charlie Long, Caleb Purdie and Derrick Carter will serve as pallbearers. Dylan Henderson, Dalton Moss and Gunnar Moss will serve as honorary pallbearers.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Upper Cumberland Christian Home, 790 State Street, Cookeville, TN 38501.
An online register is available at www.evansmortuary.biz. Evans Mortuary of Rockwood is serving the family.
Nov. 11, 1933—Jan. 14, 2013
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.
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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.
Mabel M. Hudson, 98, of Crossville, passed away May 15, 2013, at Cumberland Medical Center in Crossville. Funeral services were held at Bilbrey Funeral Home May 17, with Bro. Barry Kennedy officiating. Graveside committal was held May 18 at Green Acres Memory Gardens.
Vivian Gail Helmer (Beaty), 69, of Ft. Myers, FL, went to be with her Lord April 14, 2013. There will be a graveside gathering May 26 at 1 p.m. at the Jay Conatser Cemetery in Little Crab, TN.
Doris Rae (Clifton) Bell, 68, of Fairfield Glade, passed away May 8, 2013, at Cumberland Medical Center in Crossville. Visitation was held May 14 at Bilbrey Funeral Home, with interment at Green Acres Memory Gardens.
Erma Lucille (Freeze) Modglin, 71, of Crossville, passed away May 10, 2013. A graveside service was held at Springs Chapel Cemetery in Fentress County May 14, with Bro. Mike Kerley officiating.
David Edward Hood, 58, of Crossville, passed away May 10, 2013. Funeral services were held May 12 from the chapel of Hood Funeral Home. Bro. Billy Norris and Bro. Jerry Harris officiated. Burial was in Martha Washington Cemetery in Fentress County.
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