Herstle Lee Cross, 89, of Huntsville, passed away August 9, 2014, at home with family at his side.
Born in Scott County, May 10, 1925, he was preceded in death by his parents, Charlie Franklin and Nancy Gladys Cross.
He graduated as salutatorian from Huntsville High School; was a deacon and member of First Baptist Church-Huntsville; and retired after many years as an international real estate developer and broker. He was a World War II veteran of the United States Navy, a graduate of the University of Texas-Pan American, and member of the United Lenape and Munsee Delaware Indian Nations. He will be remembered by his peers and relatives as a devoted Christian and servant of his Lord and Savior.
He is survived by his wife of more than 69 years, Leela Deola Cross of Huntsville; children: Leesa Jane (Sal) Gotleib of Spring, Tex., Herstle Lee (Marcia) Cross, Jr. of Knoxville, Nancy Lynne (David) Rogers of Alva, Fla.; grandchildren: Katherine Elizabeth Cross of Houston, Tex., Ryan David Cross of Los Angeles, Calif., Laura Christina Wheeler of Liberty, Mo., Debbie Lynne Tuxhorn of Seattle, Wash., and Nathan Alan Cross of Oak Ridge; 10 great-grandchildren, brother, Donald F. Cross of Baytown, Tex.; special friends: Patricia Aiken, Charles Lance, and Gary and Lisa Sexton; several nieces and nephews, and many other relatives.
Funeral service was conducted August 12, in the chapel of Four Oaks Funeral Home-Huntsville with Bro. Dale Smith, Bro. Kevin Terry, and Bro David Acres officiating. Music was provided by the Allen Sisters. Graveside service was to have been conducted at 10 a.m., Wednesday, August 13, at Potter Cemetery, Huntsville, with full military honors provided by American Legion Post #136.
Arrangements by Four Oaks Funeral Home-Huntsville.
Kaye Culver, 56, of Robbins, passed away August 3, 2014, at UT Medical Center in Knoxville.
Born in Scott County, November 10, 1957, she was preceded in death by her parents, Claude Branim, Sr. and Alice Bowling Branim; brother, Claude Branim, Jr.; sister, Clara Branim; in-laws, Edgar “Eddie” and JoAnn Culver; and special friend, Melinda Hall.
She attended Mt. View Missionary Baptist Church, was a loving mother and wife, loved her family, and was a happy person to be around. She loved her Lord and Savior, shopping, traveling with her family, and her dog, Gabby. She was a servant to everyone she knew.
She is survived by her husband of more than 38 years, Richard Culver of Robbins; children: Derek Culver, Jennifer Culver, and Dara (Thomas) Kidd; special aunt, Reba; family members: Steve and Penny Culver, Kim, Scott, and Easton Burke, Brandi and Shane Smith and family, Blake and Leigh Culver and family, Olivia and Rhyne Douglas, Ariel Hunter West, and Amelia Burke and family: special friends: Peggy and Jasper Robbins, and Otis and Pauline Pemberton; special cousins: Charlotte, Marilyn, and Judy; several other nieces and nephews, and many other relatives.
Funeral service was conducted August 7, at Mt. View Missionary Baptist Church with Bro. Phillip Kidd and Bro. David Walker officiating. Music was provided by the Shoemaker Family. Graveside service was conducted August 8, at Black Creek Crossroads Cemetery.
Arrangements by Four Oaks Funeral Home-Huntsville.
Olive Pauline Douglas, 82, of Oneida, passed away August 6, 2014, with family by her side.
Born in Winfield, May 22, 1932, she was preceded in death by her parents, Ray O. and Fernia Price Chitwood; husband, Cecil Ray Douglas; grandparents: John and Louisa Chitwood, and William L. and Mary Jane Price; brothers, Leland (Edna) and Junior Chitwood, and an infant brother.
She was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, and was a dedicated mother and loving grandmother.
She is survived by sons: Richard D. “Ricky” Douglas, Dale Douglas, G. Danny (Misty) Douglas, and Kevin R. Douglas; grandchildren: Skye Lloyd, Tara Douglas, Dustin Douglas, Rhyne Douglas, Adam Douglas, Logan Douglas, and Ray’ven Douglas; great-grandchildren, Kenlee, Aliyah, Ethan, Adysan, Ashlynn, Gage, Emilee, Braleigh, Mason, and Emilia; brother, Gerald D. “Jack” (Nannie Jo) Chitwood; sister-in-law, Ruth Chitwood; several nieces and nephews, and many other relatives.
Funeral service was conducted August 8, in the chapel of Jones & Son Funeral Home with Bro. Gary Campbell officiating. Graveside service was conducted August 9, at Chitwood-Douglas Cemetery.
Arrangements by Jones & Son Funeral Home.
Nellie Morgan, 96, of Lancing, passed away August 8, 2014, at Harriman Care & Rehabilitation Center with family by her side.
Born March 24, 1918, she was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Edd Morgan, sons: Carl, Gerald, Ray, and William Morgan; one sister, four brothers, and son-in-law, Paul Foster.
She is survived by her sons: Wayne (Shelia) Morgan of Lancing, Donnie (Cathleen) Morgan of Calhoun, Ga., James (Carlene) Morgan of Dalton, Ga., and Ralph (Maggie) Morgan of Dalton, Ga.; daughters: Rannia (Harold) Moles of Lancing, Mary Foster, and Barbara (Joe) Walker, all of Robbins, and Ruth (Elmer) Hale of Anniston, Ala.; 22 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren, six great-great-grandchildren, brother, Major Carroll of Dalton, Ga.; special friend, Sabra Potter of Lancing; and many other relatives.
Funeral service was conducted August 10, at Schubert Funeral Home with Bro. Billy Mitchell and Father Mike Sweeny officiating. Graveside service was conducted August 11, at Liberty Church Cemetery.
Obituary provided courtesy of Four Oaks Funeral Home-Huntsville and Oneida.
Lois Jean Smith, 58, of Oneida, passed away August 6, 2014, at Cumberland Village Genesis Healthcare.
Born April 3, 1956, she was preceded in death by her parents, Jim and Carlene Latham; and son, James E. Smith.
She was a member of West Oneida United Baptist Church.
She is survived by her children: Tammie (Leroy) Rowe, Daisy (Cliff) Hogue, and Michael (Martha) Smith; grandchildren: Angelica Marie St. John, Amy Nicole St. John, and Jackson Caine Smith; 18 brothers and sisters, and many other relatives.
Funeral service was conducted August 9, in the chapel of Four Oaks Funeral Home in Oneida with Bro. Larry Ellis officiating. Interment followed at Smith Cemetery.
Arrangements by Four Oaks Funeral Home-Oneida.
Martha Rose Watson, 67, of Oneida, passed away August 6, 2014, in Somerset, Kentucky.
Born July 4, 1947, she was preceded in death by her parents, Tollie and Nancy Thomas Watson; brothers, Henry and Carlis Watson; and sisters: Flora Choate, Geneva Smith, and Georgia Brown.
She was saved at the age of 13, at Hazel Valley Baptist Church.
She is survived by her sons: Ricky Watson, Eric Smith, and Eron Smith; brothers: Otis, Elbert, Jimmy, and Howard Watson; several nieces and nephews, and many other relatives.
Funeral service was conducted August 9, in the Chapel of West-Murley Funeral Home with Bro. James Floyd officiating. Interment followed at Marcum-Kidd Cemetery.
Arrangements by West-Murley Funeral Home.
Hot Springs, SD
Oliver James Wilson, of Hot Springs, South Dakota, passed away August 8, 2014, at Rapid City Regional Hospital in Rapid City, South Dakota.
Born and raised in Oneida, he was preceded in death by his parents, Ernest and Verla Mae Phillips Wilson; and brothers: Ernest, Keith, and Stanley Wilson.
He was a veteran of the United States Air Force, serving as a fire rescuer in Japan, and at Davis Mothan and Ellsworth AFBs. He moved to Alaska where he worked on the Trans-Alaska Oil Pipeline, and in 1976, became an ordained pastor and missionary in Missouri and Alaska. He was an elder at Southern Hills Evangelical Free Church; was a founding member of the gospel group Soul; and enjoyed gospel music, hunting, fishing, camping, four-wheeling, and touring on his motorcycle. He witnessed and ministered to countless members of the communities in which he lived.
He is survived by his wife of more than 53 years, Carol Wilson of Hot Springs, SD; daughters: Kristi Lee (Les) Peterson, and Stacie Annette Roberson; sons: Oliver Scott (Tina) Wilson, Sr., and Jeremy (MaRanda) Wilson; grandchildren: Zachary Ryan Pimentel, Caleb James Roberson, Oliver Wilson, Jr., Morgan Dawn Wilson, Krysten Marie Wilson, Autumn Rose Wilson, McKayla Lee Wilson, Verlie Mae Corrin Wilson, Julie Ann Wilson, and Faith Elizabeth Wilson; sisters: Peggy Blevins of Chattanooga, and Beverly Black of Gatlinburg; and many other relatives.
Funeral service was to have been conducted Wednesday, August 13, at Southern Hills Evangelical Free Church, Hot Springs, with Pastor Mark Crossman officiating. Committal service was to have followed at Evergreen Cemetery.
Arrangements by McColley’s Chapel of the Hills, Hot Springs, SC.