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Myrtle June Cross, 82

Myrtle June (Bostic) Cross 82, of Maryville, Tenn., went home to be with the Lord on June 16, 2014.
She was born Jan. 30, 1932 in Warren, Mich., the daughter of the late Ernest and Ina (Chaffee) Bostic. She was a 1949 graduate from Ava High School. She was a member of Edgewood Baptist Church, Rock Island, Ill.
While residing with her son and daughter-in-law, Bill and Cheryl White, in Maryville, she attended New Hope Baptist Church.
Prior to moving to Tennessee in 2011, June lived in Port Byron, Ill., for  over 50 years where she raised her family. She was fun, loving, kind and generous. She opened her home and  heart to everyone she met.
June always looked forward to and loved time spent with family and friends. Her hobbies over the years included crafting, cross stitch, reading, bird watching, flower gardening and putting together puzzles. She especially enjoyed listening to southern gospel music.
She was preceded in death by her spouses, Dale Cross, Donald Tittsworth and William White Sr.; son, Richard White; great-granddaughter, Crysta White; brother, Eldon Bostic; sister, Reatone Bostic; and stepson, Raymond Cross.
She was the mother of Eldon and Linda White, Smyrna, Ga., William and Cheryl White, Maryville, Tenn., Gary and Pam White, Hampton, Ill., Craig Tittsworth, Knoxville, Tenn.; stepmother of Robert and Nancy Cross, Wilton, Iowa, Ronald Cross, Moscow, Iowa. She is also survived by 14 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Wanda (Bob) Tapscott, Packwood, Wash., and Peggy Miller, Ava, Mo. She also leaves behind many cousins and nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at Edgewood Baptist Church, Rock Island, Ill., Monday, June 23. The interment will be at Rock Island Arsenal National Cemetery, Rock Island, Ill.
Memorials may be made to AMVET.