Linda B. Milam


Linda Gail Burgess Milam, 75, of Crossville, passed away July 13, 2019, in Crossville. She was born March 6, 1944, in Cumberland County to Eucle and Cora Wilbanks Burgess. She was a graduate of Cumberland County High School and Tennessee Technological University. She taught business at Cumberland County High School for 41 years and cherished each of her students. Linda was a life-long member of Calvary Presbyterian Church in Big Lick and served it in many capacities, including being an elder and Sunday school teacher. She volunteered at House of Hope. She was always loving, generous and helpful to everyone.
Funeral services were held July 17 at Hood Funeral Home in Crossville with Joel Kelly, Michael Smathers and Pete Ullmann officiating. Interment followed in Hillcrest Big Lick Cemetery. Pallbearers were Al Wilson, Lynn Tollett, Bobby Rhea, Stan Rhea, Danny Husk and Dave Beattie.
In addition to her parents, Linda was preceded in death by her husband, Jim L. Milam; sister, Sherry Smith; and brother Butch (Eucle Jr.) Burgess. She is survived by cousins, nieces, nephews, relatives by marriage, and many friends and former students.
Donations in her memory may be made to House of Hope or Cumberland Hospice House.
Hood Funeral Home and Crematory, LLC ( was in charge of the arrangements.
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Margaret Barnett
Jul 21, 2019
Linda was such a precious lady. She always had a smile on her face and had a hug waiting on you. Loved her much.
Cindy (Blaylock) Brunotte
Jul 21, 2019
I had Mrs. Milam for typing when I was in High School. I always looked forward to going to her class. She was a wonderful person. She cared for her students, no one was better than another one. A very sweet lady.
Sheila Barnwell
Jul 20, 2019
I am sorry for your loss. My sincerest condolences. She was a sweet, caring teacher whom we respected and also just an overall great person. She was a valuable asset to our school system and loved by all
Brian Swearengen
Jul 20, 2019
She always had a smile for meπŸ˜‡
Always encouraging!!! What aspecial person and Christian πŸ˜‡πŸ˜‡
Susan Caruthers McCoy
Jul 20, 2019
I loved Ms. Milam with all my heart. She was not only my favorite teacher but also my friend. I pray my grandchildren have the opportunity to have a teacher as special as she was! I will never forget her and will keep her and her family in my prayers.
Dr. Randall Norris, Ph.D.
Jul 20, 2019
The overflow crowd in the parking lot spilling out onto the highway is a testament to her worth and value in the community. She will be missed.
Marsha Logue
Jul 20, 2019
So glad my son Will was blessed to have her as a teacher