Nancy ‘Wooten’ Cross
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Nancy Laverne "Wooten" Cross, a lifelong resident of Cleveland, passed away Friday, May 9, 2014, at her home surrounded by her family.

She was preceded in death by her father and mother, James Vernon Wooten and Stella Toleda Horn Wooten.

She was of the Church of God faith.

She served as clerk for more than 25 years, until her sickness forced her retirement. She courageously suffered with Parkinson’s disease for over 20 years.

She played the piano, guitar and accordion and loved her church very much. She was also involved in the historical branch of the library and helped to write the “Heritage of Bradley County” book. She loved genealogy — it was one of her passions.

She leaves behind to cherish her memory her loving husband of 54 years, Winford "Junior" Cross; two daughters: Lisa George and her husband, Roy, and Kristie Grady and her companion, Danny L. Matthews; two grandsons: Jonathan George and his wife, Jessica, and Joshua Tyler Grady and his companion, Shara F. Cronan, of Benton; two great-grandchildren: Riley George of Cleveland and Tyler Cronan of Benton; one brother and sister-in-law, Mike and Cindy Wooten; one nephew, Brandon Wooten; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Carl and Janice Ruth, Theresa Cresman, James and Tammy Pell and Moses and Billie Moore; several nieces and nephews; and a very special friend, Phyllis Castello.

The family expressed appreciation to caregiver, Alishia Monrroy, for the excellent care she provided Nancy and the family.

The family will receive friends tonight from 5 to 8, at the Lakeview Church of God, located at 105 Lakeview Drive S.E. in Cleveland.

A celebration of her life is planned for Monday, May 12, 2014, at 11 a.m. at the Lakeview Church of God with Brother Dustin Wilds and Brother Terry Burns officiating.

Music will be provided by Donna Burns and Tom Castello.

Interment will follow in the Hillcrest Memorial Gardens with Jim Rayfield, Tony Burns, Tom Collins, David Creasman, Jonathan George and Tyler Grady serving as pallbearers.

You are encouraged to share a memory of Nancy and/or your personal condolences with her family by visiting her memorial web page and guest book at

Companion Funeral Home and the Cody family are honored to assist the Cross family with her arrangements.