Dorthy Violet Kerley, 95, was born on Feb. 23, 1921, to the late Wilburn and Ida Kerley Brown in Crossville. She passed away on April 14, 2016, in Crossville. In her spare time, Violet loved to crochet and read. She also enjoyed working puzzles and playing Scrabble.
She is survived by her brother, Roy Evans Brown; sister, Doris Rosalie Phifer; children, Tim Kerley and Ruth Lucas (Wayne); grandsons, J.R. Neely and Jody Neely; and great granddaughters, Ainslee Lauren Neely and Ashley Violet Neely.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Arnold Wilburn Brown, Ernest Martin Brown, Carl Lee Brown and Glenn Eugene Brown; and sisters, Lucille Brown, Pauline Marie Frady and Vera Lois Rogers.
Family received friends on Saturday, April 16, 2016, at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home. A service for Violet was also held on Saturday with Tim Watts and Steve Watts officiating. She was laid to rest in Linary Cemetery in Crossville, TN.
Crossville Memorial Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. was in charge of the arrangements.