Neal Christopher Cross
Funeral services for Neal Christopher Cross, age 37, of 2051 Nimm Road, Red Boiling springs, TN, were conducted Wednesday, August 4, 2004, 11:00 a.m. from the chapel of Phillip Anderson & Son Funeral Home in Red Boiling Springs with Glen Crowe officiating. Pallbearers were Tony King, Chris Emmert, Glenn Likens, Mike Pitino, Wendell Gravins and Randy Gravins. Interment followed in the Whitley Cemetery.
Neal passed away Saturday morning, July 31, 2004 at Cumberland River Hospital in Celina.
A native of Monroe County, KY, he was the son of Wilma Davis Cross of Red Boiling Springs and the late Lonnie Cross. On Sept. 9, 1991, he married the former Lisa Gravins, who survives. Besides his father, he was also preceded in death by his brother, Lloyd Cross. He was a garment factory worker.
Survivors besides his wife and mother include: daughter, Kayla Cross; son, Kaleb Cross, both of Red Boiling Springs; step-daughter, Kristie Mclearran, Celina; sister, Judy Emmert; brother, Brian Cross, both of Red Boiling Springs; step-grandson, Collin Mclearran, Celina.
Arrangements by Phillip Anderson & Son Funeral Home, Red Boiling Springs, TN.
Ruby L. Grabbe
Ruby L. McDonald Grabbe, 81, of Beech Grove, Indiana, passed away Tuesday, August 3, 2004 at St. Frances Hospital in Beech Grove, Indiana. The Macon County, Tennessee native was born March 2, 1923, a daughter of the late William Dolphus McDonald and Lethia Andrews McDonald. She was a member of Broadway Baptist Church, loved crafts and sewing, and was the wife of the late Clifford Grabbe.
She is survived by 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Sandra Green Moon and her husband, Murray, Indianapolis, IN; Tammie Adams and her husband, Bill, Flora, Illinois; 3 grandchildren, and a sister, Ruth Barton, Lafayette, TN. In addition to her husband and parents, she was also preceded in death by brothers, Raymond McDonald, Hooper McDonald, and Eld. J. E. McDonald.
Funeral services for Ruby L. McDonald Grabbe were conducted at 12 Noon, Thursday, August 5, 2004 at Shirley Brothers Washington Memorial Park Funeral Home in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Courtesy of Alexander-Goad Funeral Home in Lafayette, TN.
Willie (Bimbo) Hyde
Willie (Bimbo) Hyde, age 45, of Westmoreland, passed away August 6, 2004.
Funeral services for Willie Hyde were Sunday, August 8 at 2 p.m. at the Fairfield United Methodist Chuch with Bro. Howard Welch, Bro. Chris Kendall, and Joey Satterfield officiating. Interment was in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery.
He was employed with Sumner Co. Highway Dept. and attended Fairfield United Methodist Church.
He is survived by his parents, William D. and Barbara Leath Hyde of Westmoreland; wife, Shelia Kendall Hyde of Westmoreland; a son, Jacob Hyde of Westmoreland; a daughter, Felicia (Travis) Hammock of Westmoreland; and 4 sisters: Betsy Hanby of Hartsville, Teresa West of Gallatin; Sharon Roseberry of Westmoreland, and Melodie Cook of Bethpage.
Anderson & Woodard Funeral Home in Westmoreland was in charge of arrangements.
Milton H. Kirby
Milton H. Kirby, age 83, of Tuscarawas Twp. passed away August 14, 2004 at the Massillon Community Hospital.
Milton was born Nov. 9, 1920 in Lafayette, TN to the late Sterling and Girtie Kirby. He was raised on the family farm and joined the army in 1942. Staff Sgt. Kirby received an honorable discharge and married his childhood sweetheart, Velma Ford, on March 13, 1946. Milton and his new wife moved to Ohio in 1950 and to Massillon in 1960.
A son, Jeffrey Kirby, passed away in 1986, as well as two brothers, Osbon and Grady.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Velma (Ford) Kirby; children and spouses: Jeannette (Lonnie) Thomas of Massillon, Linda (Mark) Nickol of Massillon, Willa Dean (Denny) Shaffer of Bolivar and Terry (Sharon) Kirby of Massillon; sister, Joyce Carter of TN; 17 grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Services were held at the Paquelet Funeral Home in Massillon. Burial followed at Brookefield Cemetery.
Douglas Wayne McBride
Douglas "Doug" Wayne McBride, 28, of Heber Springs, Arkansas (formerly of Iuka, MS), died Saturday, July 31, 2004, at the Central Arkansas Hospital in Searcy, Arkansas.
Doug loved nature and working to preserve the environment as well as camping and traveling. He was an artist who loved to draw, sketch and make Native American primitive tools, an environmentalist who loved to protect. He was analytical and mechanically inclined, a counselor and teacher. Doug received his degree in Psychology from Mississippi State University. He taught and counseled many children, youth and adults about nature, Native Americans, art, animals, camping and how to survive.
Graveside services were held at Cypress Grove Cemetery in Iuka, MS, at 1 PM on Tuesday, August 3, 2004 conducted by David Nichols and John DeFillpo. Interment in Cypress Grove Cemetery, Iuka, MS. Pallbearers included John DeFillpo, Wesley Hendrix, Jason Howell, Kyle McDonald, Charlie Young, and Shannon Young.
Survivors included his father, Cecil Wayne McBride and his mother, LaVerna Melton McBride, both of Iuka, MS; his grandfather, Cecil B. McBride of Tuscumbia, AL, and his grandmothers, Grace G. McBride of Iuka, MS, and Ruby M. Melton of Arnold, Missouri; and a best friend and soul mate, Courtney Renee McDonald of Heber Springs, Arkansas. Douglas was the nephew of Charlene and Glenn Patterson of Lafayette, TN.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Frank Melton.
Cutshall Funeral Home of Iuka, MS was entrusted with arrangements.
Mary R. Scruggs
Mary R. Scruggs, 70, of Nashville, Tennessee, passed away Friday, August 5, 2004.
She is survived by children, Sandra (Erich) Dobler, Patti (Butch) LaBerge, and Bobby (Janice) Decker; sisters, Betty (Lloyd) Keith, and Shirley Walker; 8 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. She was retired from Shoney's Restaurant.
Funeral services for Mary R. Scruggs were conducted at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, August 10, 2004 at Phillips-Robinson Funeral Home Hadley Chapel with graveside services at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Oakdale Cemetery in Macon County.
Alexander-Goad Funeral Home in Lafayette, TN was in charge of local arrangements.
Carthage Fire Chief Ed Stallings, 71, passed away Sunday, August 1, 2004 at Kindred Hospital in Nashville.
His death came 114 days after the fire which destroyed the a 134-year-old Main Street landmark in Carthage on April 8th.
Funeral services were conducted Thursday, August 5, 3:00 p.m. from North Carthage Baptist Church with Elder Rickey Hall and Elder Charles Allen Gentry officiating. Burial followed in Smith County Memorial Gardens.
On January 15, 1958, he was united in marriage to the former Wanda Woodard, who survives.
Born in the Bluff Creek Community on Oct. 14, 1932, the was the son of the late Earl and Sadie Wilkerson Stallings. His brother, Ray Stallings, preceded him in death.
He was president and operating manager of Smith County Monument Co. in Carthage. He was vice-president and funeral director of Sanderson Funeral Home and was involved with area cemeteries and memorial gardens. He had been a member of the Carthage Fire Department since Oct., 1957. He was a member of South Carthage Civitan Club and member of Tennessee Funeral Directors Association. He was a Methodist in faith.
Surviving in addition to his wife of 46 years are three children, Nicky Stallings and wife Luann, Dr. Jason Stallings, Chanda Stallings Wood, all of Carthage; and five grandchildren.
Sanderson of Carthage, directors.