Lynda “Polly” Paulette Cross Middleton, age 74, of Florence, Colorado died August 21, 2018 at Sangre De Cristo Hospice in Pueblo, Colorado after a long battle with cancer. Mrs. Middleton was a native of Marshall County in Tennessee and was the daughter of the late Paul Terry Cross Sr. and Sue I. McConnell Cross. She retired from the Lewisburg Gas Department after 30 years of service as a Front Office Secretary. She was a member of the Church Street Church of Christ in Lewisburg, Tennessee and a member of the Florence Church of Christ after moving to Colorado. She was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star for over 50 years.
She is survived by her son Paul Wayne (Anna) Middleton and granddaughters Frankee Shiann Middleton and Charlee Nicole Middleton, all of Rockvale, Colorado. She is also survived by her four brothers Kenneth (Mary Elizabeth) Cross of Lewisburg, Tennessee; Frank “Tinker” Cross of Lexington, Tennessee; Clyde (Carolyn) Cross of Murfreesboro, Tennessee; Terry (Joyce) Cross of Fairborn, Ohio and one sister Patsy Haley of Lewisburg, Tennessee. In addition, she is survived by her brother-in-law Randy (Saralynn) Middleton of Chattanooga, Tennessee; and her sister-in-law Carolyn Middleton of Lewisburg, Tennessee as well as numerous nephews and nieces.
She was preceded in death by her husband Charles Austin Middleton to whom she was married for over 50 years. She was also preceded in death by her sister in law Linda Cross of Lexington, Tennessee; nephew Chad Cross of Fairborn, Ohio; and brother in law Gary Middleton of Lewisburg, Tennessee.
Memorial services will be conducted on August 31, 2018 at Harwood Chapel, 516 N. 10th Street, Canon City, CO at 12:00 PM with Scott Pino officiating. Services in Tennessee will be held September 15, 2018 at 2:00 PM at Church Street Church of Christ with Bill Ross Tankersley and Tony Cross officiating. Visitation with the family will begin on Saturday at 11:00 AM at the church and will continue until the funeral hour. Cremation will be in Colorado. Services in Canon City, Colorado are under the direction of Harwood Funeral Home/online condolences at Harwoodfunerals.com. Services in Lewisburg, Tennessee are under the direction of the London Funeral Home.