Alton L. Cross, 63, had a 38-year Cummins'career
Alton L. Cross, 63, of Columbus died at 7:18 p.m. Friday, August 23, 2013, at Columbus Regional Hospital.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Myers-Reed Chapel in Columbus with the Rev. Virl L. Murray officiating. Calling will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and from 9:30 a.m. until service time Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Garland Brook Cemetery.
Mr. Cross retired after 38 years at Cummins Engine Company where he was a line supervisor. He was associated with Midway Assembly. Mr. Cross enjoyed painting and drawing as well as fishing and watching his grandchildren playing sports.
Born in Moss, Tennessee on October 31, 1949, Mr. Cross was the son of Carlie Tom and Virgie L. Green Cross. He married Vickie E. Bryant July 26, 1969, in Columbus. She survives.
Also surviving are daughters, Mellissa (Gary) Caffee and Summer (Joshua) Sebastian of Columbus; sisters, Demple (Gene) Trobaugh of Columbus and Wanda (Louis) Littrell of Scipio; brothers, Carlie (Jewell) Cross Jr. of Elizabethtown, Jeffrey (Lori) and Patrick Cross of Columbus; grandchildren, Adam and Sarah Caffee, Jessica Kasey, Hunter Cross and Trevor and Elijah Sebastian and four great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Aaron Cross and brothers, Timothy and Joe David Cross.