James Russell Cross

September 12, 1946 ~ March 23, 2021 (age 74)


Mr. James Russell Cross, 74 of Brighton, passed away peacefully at his home on March 23, 2021. 

He was born on September 12, 1946 in Covington to the late Charlie Sylvester Cross and Clara Belle (Rone) Cross. Russell enjoyed going to yard sales, flea markets, estate sales, and antique auctions. He will be missed by all who knew him. 

He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Janet Elaine Coats Cross; two daughters, Rebecca "Becky" Fowler (Craig) and Stephanie Paige Kirkpatrick; three grandchildren, Kelsey, Richard, and Casey; one great-granddaughter and two step-great-granddaughters. He also leaves four brothers, William "Bud" Cross, Jimmy Cross, Joe Cross, and Roy Cross of Covington and two sisters, Clara Vessar (Ronnie) of Kansas and Brenda Butler (Jimmy) of Brighton. 

He was preceded in death by his three brothers, Tom Cross, Michael Cross, and Willie Cross of Covington and one sister, Mary Ellen Butler of Covington. 

A graveside funeral will be held for Mr. Cross on Saturday, March 27, at 12:30 at the Covington Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be held from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM at Maley-Yarbrough Funeral Home. 

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March 27, 2021

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Maley-Yarbrough Funeral Home
1701 Highway 51 S
Covington, TN 38019

Funeral Service
March 27, 2021

12:30 PM
Covington Memorial Gardens

Covington, TN 38019

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