William Manuel Crossen 74, New Albany died Friday Feb. 24, 2012 at the Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo.
He was born in Tippah county on March 31, 1937 to the late Randolph Crossen and Louvenia Little Crossen. He was retired heavy equipment operator for Union county . He was a member of Mt. Gilead Baptist Church. He loved having a garden and telling tales with his coffee drinking buddies.
Services were at at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 27, 2012 in United Funeral Service Chapel with Larry Bain and Terry Rodgers officiating. Interment was in Glenfield Memorial Park.
He is survived by four daughters, Regina Wright ,Renee Maddox, both of New Albany, and Kim Hall and Alison Maddox both of Pontotoc. one sister Julia McIntosh(Bob) of Aurora, Ill.; five brothers, Billy Crossen of New Albany, Wayne Crossen(Dorothy) of, Aurora, Ill., Tommy Lee Crossen of Aurora , Ill., Jerry Crossen (Janet) of Portland, Ore. and Jimmy Crossen (Gail) of Wheaton, Ill.; his in-laws, Helen Shelton (Tommy), Rickey Thomas (Mary) and his aunt Lula Jordan; nine grandchildren Aston Portis, Reagan Wright, Amanda Hicks (Chet), Mallory Maddox, Melanie Maddox, Adam Gregory (Sarah), Monica Hall, Kristen Treadaway (Cory), Dyllon Maddox; a nephew, Cole Bishop; seven great-grandchildren, Dallys Maddox, Cooper Hicks, Mason Verrell, Raeme Verrell, Anna Grace Gregory, Haleigh Ross and Maddox Treadaway.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Alma Von Crossen; two brothers, Ronnie Bruce Crossen and Charles Norman Crossen; one sister, Mary Agnes Clemmons; one brother-in-law, Ray Thomas; one sister-in-law, Sharon Crossen; and his mother-in-law Dessie Fortune.
Pallbearers were Corey Treadaway, Kyle Verrell, Blake Jackson, Chet Hicks, Kenneth Maddox and Daniel Crossen.
Honorary pallbearers were Adam Gregory, Dyllon Maddox, Mason Verrell, Cooper Hicks, Cole Bishop, and Maddox Treadaway.
Visitation was from 5 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.