Dorothy Cross

August 07, 1923 – August 06, 2020

Mrs. Dorothy Mae (Barnett) Cross, age 96, of Martin, Tennessee passed Thursday, August 6, 2020 in Martin, one day shy of celebrating her 97th birthday.

Mrs. Cross was preceded in death by her husband, Aubrey Cross, her daughters, Sherry Kriske and Carolyn Cross, and grandson, Thomas Kriske.

She is survived by her daughter, Linda (Ray) Melendez; four grandchildren, Raeann Penick, Karen Hoffman, Kathy LeCroy and Randy (Jana) Melendez; great-grandchildren, Jon Aubrey Higgs, Jimmy Hoffman, Danny Kriske, Maggie Melendez Jones, Steven Kriske, Marianne Kriske, Jacob Penick, Brooks Melendez and Aubrey Melendez; great great-grandchildren, Hadley Higgs, Cross Higgs and Jackson Hoffman.

Mrs. Cross was a homemaker and loved wood crafting and gardening.

Mrs. Cross was the oldest member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in Martin.

Graveside service will be Saturday, August 8, 2020, 2:00 P.M. in Tansil Cemetery near Sharon, TN with Rev. Mike Norton officiating.  Family and friends may assemble at 1:45 P.M. in the cemetery.

Please observe social distancing and wear a face covering.

Murphy Funeral Home in Martin is in charge of arrangements.

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