Lynda "Polly" Paulette Cross Middleton

Monday, August 27, 2018

Lynda “Polly” Paulette Cross Middleton, 74, of Florence, CO, died Aug. 21, 2018, at Sangre De Cristo Hospice in Pueblo, CO after a long battle with cancer. Mrs. Middleton was a native of Marshall County in TN 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, TN 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, CO. She is also survived by four brothers, Kenneth (Mary Elizabeth) Cross of Lewisburg, TN, Frank “Tinker” Cross of Lexington, TN, Clyde (Carolyn) Cross of Murfreesboro, TN, Terry (Joyce) Cross of Fairborn, OH and one sister, Patsy Haley of Lewisburg, TN. In addition, she is survived by her brother-in-law, Randy (Saralynn) Middleton of Chattanooga, TN and her sister-in-law, Carolyn Middleton of Lewisburg, TN, 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, TN; nephew, Chad Cross of Fairborn, OH; and brother-in-law, Gary Middleton of Lewisburg, TN.

Memorial services will be conducted on Aug. 31, 2018, at Harwood Chapel, 516 N. 10th Street, Canon City, CO at 12 p.m. with Scott Pino officiating. Services in Tennessee will be held Sept. 15, 2018, at 2 p.m. at Church Street Church of Christ with Bill Ross Tankersley and Tony Cross officiating. Visitation with the family will begin on Saturday at 11 a.m. at the church and will continue until the funeral hour. Cremation will be in Colorado. Services in Canon City, CO are under the direction of Harwood Funeral Home/online condolences at

Services in Lewisburg, Tennessee are under the direction of London Funeral Home.