Roger Howard Nance

Roger Howard Nance, age 66 retired pastor, of Lake City, passed away on Monday, October 16, 2017 at his residence.  He was born May 8, 1951 in Anderson County, TN to the late Charles “Scotty” and Geraldine Williams Nance. Roger was the founding member of the Emanuel Community Baptist Church.  He was an EMT in Anderson County for many years. Roger loved gardening and woodworking.  He is preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors

Wife of 46 Years  Sharon Prosise Nance   Lake City

Brothers               Mike Nance & Carolyn   Lake City

                             Pete Nance & Dana       Farragut

                            Joe Nance                       LaFollette

Sister                   Trudy Nance Johnson & James  Jacksboro       

Many Nieces and Nephews and Many Friends.

Visitation: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM Friday, October 20, 2017 at Hatmaker Funeral Home in Lake City.

Funeral Service: 7:00 PM Friday, October 20, 2017 in the Hatmaker Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jason Sharp officiating.

A private interment will be held at a later date.

Kathy Lynn Shouse Davis

Kathy Lynn Shouse Davis, age 61, of Caryville, TN died peacefully on October 16, 2017.  Kathy was born on June 24, 1956 in Dayton, OH.  She was a loving mother, grandmother, mamaw, gigi, sister and friend. 
Kathy worked hard most of her life to take care of her three children.  Teaching them the value of hard work.  Kathy had a beautiful smile and an infectious laugh that will not soon be forgotten.
Preceded in death by her father Floyd Shouse, mother Mary Shouse, maternal Aunt and Uncle Haley and Harley Robinson, Sister Joyce Hale, Nephew Michael Hale.

Survived by Sister Brenda (Jim) Dossett of LaFollette, TN,  Brother David (Cheryl) Shouse of Chattanooga, TN, Daughter Jerri Lynn Schulte of Beavercreek, OH,  Son John Davis of Jacksonville, FL, Son Tommy (Tab) Davis of Caryville,TN.  Granddaughters Britanie (Tim) Berger of Wichita Falls, TX, Jordan Burk of Beavercreek, OH, and Hayleigh Davis. Grandsons Daniel Dial, Carden, Keaton, Johnathon and Jax Davis. Great grandson Ezra Burk, great granddaughter Rilynn Berger. And a host of nieces and nephews.   Kathy will be missed by life long friends the D'amico family of Dayton, OH.  The Wilbur Wright Girls and many other friends and family.  Breathe easy and be joyous.  Until we meet again.

Services 2 PM Friday  Cross-Smith Chapel

Family will receive friends 1 PM to 2 PM Friday at Cross-Smith Funeral Home

Condolences may be given online at http://www.cross-smithfuneralhome.com/

Arrangements by Cross-Smith Funeral Home

 

Earl Brandon Johnson

Earl Brandon Johnson, age 36, of Lake Charles, LA., formerly of LaFollette passed away Sunday, October 15, 2017. He was a member of Ivy Dell Church of God.   Preceded in death by parents, Earl & Gladys Burns Johnson; sister, Penny Johnson

Survivors

Daughter:  MaKayla Johnson

Brothers:  David Allen

                 Robert Allen

                Donald Johnson

Sister:  Tommy Sue Steakley

            Tammy Perry

            Nora Givens

15 Nieces and nephews

Services 2 PM Sunday at Cross-Smith Chapel

Interment Davis Cemetery in Stinking Creek

Family will receive friends 1 PM to 2 PM Sunday at Cross-Smith Funeral Home

Condolences may be given online at http://www.cross-smithfuneralhome.com/

Arrangements by Cross-Smith Funeral Home

Alma L. Acuff 

Mrs. Alma L. Acuff age 77 of LaFollette passed away Sunday, October 15, 2017.  She was of the Baptist Faith.  Preceded in death by Husbands, Allen Ralph Herbein and Kenneth Lee Acuff, Parents, Howard Salyer and Evelyn C. Eads Sayler, and 2 Brothers.

Survivors:  Son, Richard Herbein and Tammy Walden; Grandson, Christopher Miedema; and 1 Great Grandson; Sister-in-Law, Carolyn Salyer; Nephews; Michael, Scott, and Billy Salyer; Niece, Diane Salyer. Other relatives and friends.

The family has requested that all services and interment be private.  Online condolences for Mrs. Acuff may be made at www.waltersfuneralhome.net.  Walters Funeral Home of LaFollette is honored to be serving the family of Mrs. Alma L. Acuff.

Mr. Robert L. Thompson age 83 of LaFollette passed away Friday, October 13, 2017.  He was a Veteran of the U.S. Army, Member of Jacksboro Masonic Lodge #322 F.&A.M., a Shriner, and was of the Baptist Faith.  Preceded in death by Parents, Henry and Bertha Wells Thompson; Sisters, Aileen Busby, Christine Robbins, Henrietta Beaty, and Nannie Jo Thompson, Brother, James T. Thompson. 

                                      

Survivors:  Wife, Mrs. Minnie McCulley Thompson; Sister, Linda Albright and husband Tom, Frank Thompson and wife Eloise, and Paul Thompson and wife Betty.  Several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

 

Funeral Services Sunday 7 P.M. at Walters Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Danny Wilson and Rev. Sampson Ridenour officiating. Family and Friends will meet Monday 10:30 A.M. at Walters Funeral Home and proceed to Woodlawn Cemetery for graveside services and interment.  The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 P.M. Sunday before funeral services.  Online condolences for Mr. Thompson may be made at www.waltersfuneralhome.net. Walters Funeral Home of LaFollette is honored to be serving the family of Mr. Robert L. Thompson.

 

 

 

 

Mr. William L. “Billy” Smith, Jr. age 52 of LaFollette passed away Monday, October 9, 2017.  Preceded in death by Parents, William L. Smith, Sr. and Melody Sue White Smith.

 

Survivors: Sister, Wendi Niece; Brother, Lawrence Edward “Britt” Smith and wife Shelley; Special Nephew, Will Skinner; Special Niece, Kristi 
Diffin; Aunts, Florence Blackwell and husband Robert, Candy Mills and husband David.  Several Nieces, Nephews, Cousins, other relatives and friends.

 

The family requests private services with private interment. Online condolences for Billy may be made at www.waltersfuneralhome.net.  Walters Funeral Home of LaFollette is honored to be serving the family of Mr. William L. “Billy” Smith.



 

Mrs. Wanda Stewart age 78 of LaFollette passed away Thursday, October 12, 2017.  She was of the Baptist Faith.  Preceded in death by Husband, Jess Stewart, Daughter, Jenny Stewart, Grandson, Matthew Hatfield, Parents, Hugh and Nannie Bolton Ridenour, Brothers, Earl Ridenour and Junior Ridenour.

 

Survivors:  Daughter, Ann Bunch and husband Scott; Sons, Rick Stewart and Courtney, and Lee Ridenour and wife Darlene; Grandchildren, Amanda, Jared, Shaun, Julie, River, Kaven, Darius, Danielle, and Nathan; several Great Grandchildren; Brother, Bob Ridenour and wife Martha and Bill Ridenour. Several Nieces, Nephews, Cousins, other relatives and friends.

 

Memorial Services Monday, October 16, 2017, 8 P.M. at Walnut Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Ray Graham officiating.  The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 P.M. Monday before services at the Church.  Interment will be private.  Online condolences for Mrs. Stewart may be made at www.waltersfuneralhome.net. Walters Funeral Home of LaFollette is honored to be serving the family of Mrs. Wanda Stewart.

 

Mr. Wilburn Alonzo “Joe” Allen age 88 of Jacksboro passed away Thursday, October 12, 2017.  He was a highly decorated U. S. Army Veteran of The Korean War, Retired from Ford Motor Company after 39 years, and a Member of The VFW.  Preceded in death by Wife of 68 years, Bonnie M. Allen; Parents, Lee P. and Effie Mae Petree Allen; Brother, J. L. Allen; Sisters, Mary Ellen Wilson and Ann Savage.

 

Survivors:  Children, Gina Sue Hartman and husband Steve, Wanda Faye David and husband Donald, Barbara McCombs and husband William, Jennilee Grooms and husband Allen, Wilburn Alonzo “Joey” Allen, Jr. and wife Regina, Kenneth Ray Allen and wife Deborah, Dennis Lee Allen and wife Diane, Kimberly Ann Priest and husband Brian; Several Grandchildren, Great Grandchildren, and Great-Great Grandchildren; Sisters, Rosalee York, Addie Williams, and Jean Buchanon.  Several Nieces, Nephews, other Relatives and Friends.

 

Funeral Services Sunday, October 15, 2017, 1:30 P.M. at Walters Funeral Home Chapel with Chaplain James Dunn officiating. Interment to follow at Cumberland View Cemetery with Military Honors conducted by the Campbell County Honor Guard.  The family will receive friends from 11 A.M. to 1:30 P.M. Sunday before funeral services.  Online condolences for Mr. Allen may be made at www.waltersfuneralhome.net.  Walters Funeral Home of LaFollette is honored to be serving the family of Mr. Wilburn Alonzo”Joe” Allen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wanda Jo Hughes

Wanda Jo Hughes, age 81, of Clinton, Tennessee passed peacefully after a lengthy illness with her family by her side. Wanda was born on July 29, 1936 in Lake City, Tennessee to the late Rex and Flossie Foust Hayes. Wanda attended Lake City Christian Fellowship. She loved to read, work crossword puzzles and jigsaw puzzles, play cards, and spending time with her family and friends. Wanda went on 16 cruises in her lifetime. She loved to go on cruises. Wanda was a member of an MG Car Club for years and enjoyed fishing when she was able. In addition to her parents, Wanda is preceded in death by her husband, John Frank Hughes, brothers Stanley and Bill Hayes, and nephew, Rex Hayes.

Survivors Include:

Son                        James Richard Wylie                                         Lake City

Daughter                Katy Wylie Elliott                                                Clinton        

Grandchildren        Shannon Janel Phillips and husband Danny     Clinton

                               Wesley James Wylie                                         Maryville

Great Grandchild Carter Jo Phillips

Special Friend        Pat Caskey                                                        New Hudson, MI

Special Nephew         Gary Hayes                                                    Woodstock, GA

And many cousins, nieces, nephews, and other family members and friends.    

Visitation:  5:00 – 7:00 PM, Saturday, October 14, 2017 at Hatmaker Funeral Home in Lake City.

Funeral Service: 7:00 PM Saturday, October 14, 2017 in the Hatmaker Funeral Home Chapel with Wanda’s granddaughter, Shannon, and Pastor Justin Phillips officiating.

Interment: Family and Friends will meet at 3:00 PM on Sunday, October 15, 2017 at the Grandview Cemetery in Clinton, Tennessee for graveside services.

Jerry Cross

Jerry Cross, age 76, of Caryville former State Legislator of 36th District and Campbell County Mayor, passed away Tuesday, October 10, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents: Darb and Minnie Cross,brother: Paul Cross, In-laws: Ova & Flora Tackett.

 He was a member of Caryville First Baptist Church. He was a distinguished veteran of the Vietnam War. After his service in the U.S. Army he returned home to Campbell County where he received a degree from LMU. He continued to serve his community as a teacher in the Campbell County School System. He was well respected and enjoyed his years in public service, first serving on the Campbell County Commision from 1966-1970. He went on to serve in the Tennessee House of Representatives 36th District from 1984-1998. His counties incuded: Campbell, Claiborne, Hancock and, Anderson. While serving in the House he served as Chairman of Conservation & Environment as well as Commerce & Agriculture. In 2002 he served Campbell County as Mayor until 2008. In his tenure Jerry served other capacities in the community including; President of Caryville Optomist Club, Member of Caryville Masonic Lodge, Shriners, VFW, DAV, and American Legion

Survivors

Wife: Brenda Tackett Cross

Daughter: Suzanne Cross Boshears

Grandchildren: Loren & Josh Humphrey, Lacey Boshears

Great-Grandchildren: Drew Humphrey, Elizabeth Humphrey

Brothers and Sisters in law: Donald Ray and Margaret Cross; Jackie and Jeanie Cross; Greg and Rhonda Cross;

Sister and Brother in law: Wanda and Johnny Joe Dower

Special Friends: The Scotties Crew & Donald Boshears

Many Nieces and Nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

Family will receive friends Friday 5-7 PM, with Funeral Services following at Midway Baptist Church 1745 Old Jacksboro Hwy, LaFollette, Tn 37766

Rev. Gary Parker officiating

Interment 1 PM Saturday Campbell Memorial Gardens, 361 Memorial Dr. Jacksboro, Tn. 37757, with Military Honors given by Campbell County Honor Guard

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to: Community Health of East Tn.  P.O. box 209 Jacksboro, Tn 37757

Condolences may be given online at http://www.cross-smithfuneralhome.com/

Arrangements by Cross-Smith Funeral Home

Danny Paul Sharp

Danny Paul Sharp, age 20, of Briceville, Tennessee passed away on Friday, October 6, 2017 at the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville. Danny was born on December 2, 1996 in Oak Ridge, Tennessee to Danny Paul Mowery and Lisa Sharp. Danny was of the Baptist Faith. He loved the mountains and being outdoors. Danny loved spending time with his family and his friends, especially his sweet daughter, Zola.

Survivors Include:

Father        Danny Paul Mowery   Lake City

Mother      Lisa Sharp                     South Carolina

Wife           Kayla Ann Bean Sharp            

Daughter   Zola Renezmae Sharp

Brothers    Jonathan Sharp           Clinton

                    Richard Sharp              Briceville

                    Daniel Sharp                 Briceville               

Sister          Lisa Michelle Sharp     South Carolina

Mother in Law    Louann Morris   Medford

Father in Law      Joe Bean              Lake City                          

Visitation:  2:00 – 4:00 PM, Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at Main Street Baptist Church in Lake City, TN.

Funeral Service: 4:00 PM Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at Main Street Baptist Church with Rev. Wayne Phillips officiating.

Interment: To follow the funeral service on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at the Circle Cemetery in Briceville.

You may also view Danny’s guestbook online at www.hatmakerfuneralhome.com

Myra Queener

Myra Queener went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, October 7, 2017. Myra is preceded in death by her parents, Floyd and Cordelia Goodman Burress, sister, Jeanette Stewart, and brothers, Ralph Burress and Steve Burris. Myra was a strong Christian woman that lived her life as her testimony each day. She had a green thumb and loved spending time tending to her flowers, especially her roses. Myra loved her family deeply, especially her 5 grandchildren and had a special bond with each one. She loved shopping and pedicures with her granddaughters, playing cards and even making slime with her grandsons. Myra loved the holidays, especially Christmas and Easter. She was an amazing cook, thoughtful giver, and never wanted anyone to leave her house hungry. Myra made hundreds of chocolate cookies that became one of her trademarks over the years. Most of all, she loved with all of her heart, she laughed often, and found joy in every day of her life. She was an amazing wife, incredible mom, and phenomenal nannie. 

Survivors Include:

Husband of 52 Years  Robert Queener                                  Knoxville       

Daughters                    Leisha and Tim Smith                          Knoxville

                                      Errika and David Doane                      Knoxville

Son                               Kerry Queener and Beth                     Knoxville 

Grandchildren            Alex, Owen, Rylan, Rece, and Caden

Brother                    James Edward                   

Sisters                      Margie, Jane, Jewell, Sheila, Hazel, Shirrell, and Donna

Visitation:  4:00 – 6:00 PM, Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at Hatmaker Funeral Home in Lake City, TN.

Funeral Service: 6:00 PM Wednesday, October 11, 2017 in the Hatmaker Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Luke Kidwell officiating.

Interment: A Private Graveside service will be held.

You may also view Myra’s guestbook online at www.hatmakerfuneralhome.com

Neil Hutson

Robert “Neil” Hutson age 43 of LaFollette passed away Monday, October 9, 2017.  Preceded in death by Father, Robert Bill Hutson.

Survivors: Wife, Leslie Hutson; Two Children, Cecil Neil Hutson and Connor Hutson; Mother, Ricky Hutson; Several Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, other relatives and friends.

Celebration of Life Services will be announced at a later date.  Online condolences for Mr. Hutson may be made at www.waltersfuneralhome.net.  Walters Funeral Home of LaFollette is honored to be serving the family of Mr. Robert “Neil” Hutson. 

Robert “Calvin’ Morton

Robert “Calvin’ Morton

July 1, 1942 – October 9, 2017

Calvin Morton went home to be with his Heavenly Father on October 9, 2017 at the age of 75 years, 3 months, 8 days after a year + long battle with MDS. Myelodysplastic Syndrome (a type of cancer).

Calvin was born on July 1, 1942 at Knoxville, TN to Albert and Samuella Morton. He was a current member and former trustee of Demory Baptist Church. He had been a County Commissioner. He owned and operated Morton’s Marina for several years, which is now Sugar Hollow Dock, was a farmer, worked at Austin Powder, worked at the shirt factory, was the owner and operator of school buses, was a Sgt. and Detective and the 1st K-9 officer in Campbell County under Sheriff John Dossett, a Recovery Agent, and a Bailiff for the Campbell County Sheriff Department for several years. He was a Jack-of-all-trades. He worked on cars, was an excellent carpenter, and loved to golf.  He was a Past Master of Stooksbury Lodge.

He was preceded in death by his Father-Albert Calvin Morton, and his Mother-Samuella McTeer Morton, Grandparents-Edgbert and Emily Jane Boshears Morton, Samuel Houston and Ada Trotter McTeer, and also several Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, and Friends.

Calvin is survived by his Children: Son and caretaker-Calvin Odell Morton and wife Jerri. Daughters-Marsha Morton and Suzanne (Sunshine). Former wife and mother of his children-Ann Morton.

Beloved brother and caretaker-Edward Morton and wife Vijaya.

Grandchildren-Albert Calvin and wife Susanne, Shaina and John O’Rourke, and Stacy Morton and Michael Riley.

Special Uncle-Robert Morton and wife Lani, and very special Aunt-Novella Wynn. AKA “Mom” and Uncle Doug Eldridge.  He is also survived by several cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends.

Special thanks to the Campbell County Cancer Association, Dr. Hanna and his staff, and to Amedisys Hospice for making his final days a little easier.

Officiating Ministers: Rev David Goins, Rev. O.D. Hill, and Rev. Leamon Harness

Pall Bearers: Calvin Morton, Jr., Albert Calvin Morton, Charles Eldridge, John O’Rourke, Michael Riley, Darrell Hill.  Honorary Pall Bearers-Claude Wilson and Shaina O’Rourke.

Services for Calvin will as follows:

 

Visitation at Walters Funeral Home on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M.

Funeral Services will be at Demory Baptist Church on Thursday, October 12, 2017 at 11:00 A.M.

Mr. Morton’s remains will lie in state 1 hour before services at the church.

Burial will be in Pond Cemetery.

Online condolences for Mr. Morton may be made at www.waltersfuneralhome.net.  Walters Funeral Home of LaFollette is honored to be serving the family of Robert “Calvin” Morton.

Benny Arthur Watkins

Benny Arthur Watkins, age 57, of LaFollette, passed away on October 7, 2017. He was a member of Cedar Hill Baptist Church where he sang in the choir when he was young. He was a wonderful father, brother and son. A U.S. Army veteran. Preceded in death by father Vernon (Mickey) Watkins.

Survivors

Son: Benjamin Watkins & his mother Tina Morton

Mother: Louise Sharp Watkins

Sister: Melissa Watkins Faraone & husband Ed

Uncle: Doyle Watkins

Aunt: Melissa Watkins

Several cousins, other relatives and friends.

Funeral Service 8 PM Friday at Cross-Smith Chapel

Interment 11 AM Saturday at Bakers Forge Cemetery with military honors by Campbell County Honor Guard

Family will receive friends 6-8 PM Friday at Cross-Smith Funeral Home

Condolences may be given online at http://www.cross-smithfuneralhome.com/

Arrangements by Cross-Smith Funeral Home

David E. Lynch

David E. Lynch, age 69, of LaFollette passed away Friday, October 6, 2017. He was a retired school teacher after 35 years of service, a former Campbell County School Board Member, and a Member of Glade Springs Baptist Church.  Preceded in death by Son, Daniel Lynch; Parents, Carter and Edna Gray Lynch; Brother, Tom Lynch; Sister, Jean Copeland.

Survivors

Sons: Wes Lynch

           Matthew Lynch

Grandchildren: Emily, Anna, and Max Lynch

Brothers and Sisters-in-law: James (Bud) Lynch and Wife Betty

                                                       Jack Lynch and Wife Michelle

Sisters and Brothers-in-law:  Dorothy Wells

                                                        Elizabeth and James Kuenzli

                                      Kathy Wilson and Dennis

Several Nieces and Nephews

Services 7 PM Tuesday at Cross-Smith Chapel

Rev. Chris Stanley Officiating

Interment 11 AM Wednesday at Powell Valley Cemetery

Family will receive friends 5 PM to 7 PM Tuesday at Cross-Smith Funeral Home

Condolences may be given online at http://www.cross-smithfuneralhome.com

Arrangements by Cross-Smith Funeral Home

Shauntina Nicole Smith

Shauntina Nicole Smith, age 30 of Caryville passed away Saturday, September 30, 2017. 

Survivors:  Children, Cody Dewayne Smith, Treavor Smith, and Shauntae Nicole Jordan; Mother, Bonnie Jo Sparks; Father; John H. McBee, Jr; Step Fathers, William Pete Suttles and Kenneth Lee Sparks; Brothers, William Cody Suttles and Travis Dewayne Suttles; Step Sisters, Megan Sparks, Stephanie Sparks, and Reagan Campbell; Step Brothers, John Eric McBee and Cody McBee; Grandmother, Betty Jo Gross; Step Grandfather, Weldon Gross; Special Uncle, Garry Goins; and a very Special Friend, Bob Baker. Several other Aunts, Uncles, Nieces, Nephews, Cousins, other relatives and friends.

Family requests that all services be private.  Interment was at Peabody Cemetery.  Online condolences for Shauntina may be made at www.waltersfuneralhome.net.  Walters Funeral Home of LaFollette is honored to be serving the family of Shauntina Nicole Smith.

Dennis Ray Benge

Dennis Ray Benge, age 63, of LaFollette passed away on Thursday, October 5, 2017. Preceded in death by wife: Cathy Henegar Benge, Son: Dennis Howard Benge, parents: Willie & Dolly Pennington Benge, sister: Rickie Benge, brother: Michael Benge.

Survivors

Daughters: Mistie Benge, Cindy Thompson

Son: Waylon Jason Henegar

Grandchildren: Dezarae Farmer, Dashayla Benge, Jaelin Wilson, Jaden, Trevin & Aarron Thompson

2 Great-grandchildren: Braxton Elkins, Branson Elkins

Brothers: J.D. & Irene Benge, Vernon & Shelva Benge, Danny & Connie Benge

Several nieces & nephews, other relatives and friends

Special sister-in-law:  Linda Benge McCreary

Funeral Service 8 PM Monday at Cross-Smith Chapel

Rev. Jimmy Griffith officiating

Interment 11 AM Tuesday Pleasant Ridge Cemetery

Family will receive friends 6-8 PM Monday at Cross-Smith Funeral Home

Condolences may be given online at http://www.cross-smithfuneralhome.com/

Arrangements by Cross-Smith Funeral Home

Annia Lois Wallace

Annia Lois Wallace, age 74, of Knoxville, formerly of LaFollette passed away Wednesday, October 4, 2017.  She was of the Baptist faith.  Preceded in death by husband Robert Wallace; parents, Lewis & Velma Dobson Bryant; brother, Arvil Ray Bryant

Survivors

Daughter:  Becky Wilson

Sons:  Kenneth Wallace

           Keith Wallace

           Robin Wallace

9   Grandchildren

10 Great-grandchildren

Brother:  J.T. Bryant

Sisters:  Josie Chapman

             Maxine Cox

              Ruby Shockley

Several nieces and nephews

Services 2 PM Sunday at Cross-Smith Chapel

Interment Bakers Forge Cemetery

Family will receive friends 5 PM to 7 PM Saturday at Cross-Smith Funeral Home

Condolences may be given online at http://www.cross-smithfuneralhome.com/

Arrangements by Cross-Smith Funeral Home    

Jean Leach

Jean Leach, age 74,  of Speedwell passed away Tuesday, October 3, 2017.  She was a member of Community Missionary Baptist Church.  Preceded in death by husband, C.J. Leach; parents, Clyde & Edith Richardson; sister, Pat Bean; son-in-law, Tony Brown

Survivors

Daughters:  Terina Brown

                    Kim Miller & husband Roger

                    Starla Berry

                    Tonya Suttles

Grandchildren:  Dustin Berry, Matthew Vandeventer,

                           Paige Suttles, Nikki Suttles

Great-grandchildren:  Madison, Mattie, Aubri, Adalyn & Kynlee

Sister:  Wanda Russell & husband Claude

Services 1 PM Saturday Cross-Smith Chapel

Rev. Eddie Hoskins officiating

Interment Johnson-Leach Cemetery in Speedwell

Pallbearers: Dustin Berry, Matt Vandeventer,

                    Ty & Tad Russell, Justin Duncan, Jacob Maness             

Family will receive friends NOON to 1 PM Saturday at Cross-Smith Funeral Home

Condolences may be given online at http://www.cross-smithfuneralhome.com/

Arrangements by Cross-Smith Funeral Home

Elizabeth Bolton 

Mrs. Elizabeth Bolton age 86 of LaFollette passed away Wednesday, October 4, 2017.  She was a member of LaFollette First Baptist Church and Cumberland Mountain Chapter 137 Order of Eastern Star.  She was a beautician and barber with her late Husband, Ray G. Bolton at Bolton’s Barber Shop.  Preceded in death by Husband, Ray G. Bolton, Parents, Curtis Potts and Beulah Graham Potts, Sister, Dodie Will, and Brother Gene Potts.

Survivors:  6 Daughters, Kathie Keathley and husband Roger, Joy Bolton, Karron Perkins and husband Neal, Rita Horn, Regina Calloway and husband John, and Carrie Hickey and husband Jeff; 3 Sons, Larry Bolton and wife Karen, Farron Bolton and wife Linda, and Lynn Bolton and wife Angie; 20 Grandchildren; 15 Great-Grandchildren; Brother, Bill Potts; Sister, Lila Lowe.  Several Nieces, Nephews, other relatives and friends.

Funeral Services Friday, October 6, 2017, 7 P.M. at Walters Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Duane Mills officiating.  The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 P.M. Friday before services.  Family and friends will meet Saturday 12:30 P.M. at Walters Funeral Home and proceed to Woodlawn Cemetery for 1 P.M. graveside service and interment.  Online condolences for Mrs. Bolton may be made at www.waltersfuneralhome.net.  Walters Funeral Home of LaFollette is honored to be serving the family of Mrs. Elizabeth Bolton.

 

Patricia Ward Rivera

Patricia Ward Rivera, age 67, of Jacksboro passed away Tuesday, October 3, 2017.  She was a member of Ivy Grove Baptist Church and worked as an accountant & bookkeeper and also volunteered at Open Arms Ministries.   Preceded in death by son, Brian Perry; father, Cordice (Shorty) Ward; brother, Gary Dean Ward & wife Phyllis; grandmother, Sena Acres

Survivors

Husband:  Juan Rivera

Daughter:  Melissa Ayers & Marvin Young

Son:  Ronnie Perry & Deanna

Grandchildren:  Caitlyn Perry

                          Zachary & Curtis McCollough

Mother:  Geraldine Burress Ward

Brother:  Eddie (Doodle) Ward & Belinda Benge

Brother-in-law:  Rogelio Rivera & Paola

Nieces: Heather & Carl Hall, Stacey Mayton

Great Niece & Nephew: Neka Ward and Trey Hall

Services 8 PM Friday  Cross-Smith Chapel

Rev. Jimmy Rutherford officiating

Interment 11 AM Saturday Campbell Memorial Gardens

Family will receive friends 6 PM to 8 PM Friday at Cross-Smith Funeral Home

Condolences may be given online at http://www.cross-smithfuneralhome.com/

Arrangements by Cross-Smith Funeral Home

Johnny Eugene Chapman

Johnny Eugene Chapman, age 34, of LaFollette passed away Saturday, September 30, 2017.   Member of Grace Covenant Pentecostal Church in Knoxville.  Preceded in death by Grandparents, Elwood & Lucille Draughn and Ken Harding and Charlene Ford; Uncle, Timothy Draughn; Great Grandparents, Lee & Stella Harding and Earl & Ollie Evans

Survivors

Daughters:  Renneea

                    Twins: Rachel and Renata

Parents:  Linda Smith & Jackie Smith

Father:  Johnny Harding

Sisters:  Tiffany Brown, Tasha Cupp, Sheena Guzik, Teasha Harding

Brothers: Jared Harding, Jeremiah Chapman, Jeremy Harding, Joshua Nolan

Brothers-in-law:  Toby Wilson

                             Dustin Brown

Sister-in-law:  Jennifer Chapman

Aunts & Uncles:  Tammy & Troy Cox, Brian & Pepper Draughn,

                             Daniel & Kris Draughn, David Draughn, Gay Moore,

                             Loretta Maloney, June Rainwater & Ed, Mary Thompson & Don,

                             Linda & Johnny Evans, Mike Harding, Jerry & Jane Harding               

Several nieces, nephews, and other family members & friends

Services 2 PM Friday at Cross-Smith Chapel

Rev. Charlie Craig officiating

Interment  Evans Cemetery

Family will receive friends 5 PM to 7 PM Thursday at Cross-Smith Funeral Home

Condolences may be given online at http://www.cross-smithfuneralhome.com/

Arrangements by Cross-Smith Funeral Home

Cheryl Delores Hendricks

Cheryl Delores Hendricks, age 73, of LaFollette passed away Tuesday, October, 3, 2017. Preceded in death by husband Carl (Pete) Hendricks, parents: Hugh and Velma Foster McCarty, brother: Wayne McCarty. She was of the Baptist faith.

Survivors

Sister: Barbara & Ray Ellison of LaFollette

Brothers: Steve & Cynthia McCarty of MI

                Ronald & Edie McCarty of MI

                Larry & Sue McCarty of LaFollette

                Ulys & Brenda McCarty of LaFollette

Several Nieces, Nephews, Aunts & Cousins

Graveside Services & Interment 2 PM Thursday, October 12th at Campbell Memorial Gardens

Rev. Johnny Vanover, Rev. Larry Heck officiating

Condolences may be given online at http://www.cross-smithfuneralhome.com/

Arrangements by Cross-Smith Funeral Home

Tommy D. Cupp

Mr. Tommy D. Cupp age 86 of LaFollette passed away Sunday, October 1, 2017.  He was of the Church of God faith and attended LaFollette Church of God.  Preceded in death by Sons, Garry Cupp and Larry Cupp; Parents, William P. and Elizabeth Kidd Cupp; Brother, Cecil Cupp; Sisters, Donna Cupp, Mary Jane Cupp, Connie Cupp, and Barbara Cupp; Son-in-Law, Tim Harris.   

Survivors:  Wife, Mrs. Tilda Cupp; Daughters, Joyce Sherlin and husband Boog, Lois Shaw and husband Bill, and Susie Harris; Daughter-in-Law, Faye McKenzie; Several adored Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren; Brothers, Martin Cupp; Sisters, Muriel Chumley, Carolyn Gibson, Sarah Snider, Ruby Steely, Linda Cupp and Charlene Phelps;.  Several Nieces, Nephews, other relatives and friends.   

Funeral Services 2 P.M. Tuesday, October 3, 2017, at Walters Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Wallace Davis and Rev. Jerry Chumley officiating.  Interment to follow at Powell Valley Cemetery & Memorial Gardens.  The family will receive friends from 12 to 2 P.M. before services at Walters Funeral Home.  In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to your favorite charity.  Online condolences for Mr. Cupp may be made at www.waltersfuneralhome.net.  Walters Funeral Home of LaFollette is honored to be serving the family of Mr. Tommy D. Cupp.

Shirley Marlow

Shirley Marlow, age 76, of La Follette passed away Saturday, September 30, 2017.  She was a member of Fincastle Church of God.  Preceded in death by husband, James Marlow; son, Jamie Marlow; brothers, Ben Collins and Gary Collins.

Survivors:

Son:  Danny Coleman

Grandchildren:  Connie Coleman Richardson, Danny Coleman, Jr., Bradley Coleman and Justin Marlow

Brothers:  Bill Collins and Jonah Collins

Services:  Monday, 7 pm at Cross-Smith Chapel

Rev. Mike Smith, officiating

Interment Tuesday, 11 am at Oddfellows Cemetery

Family receives friends Monday, 5 pm to 7 pm, at Cross-Smith Funeral Home

Condolences can be made at www.cross-smithfuneralhome.com

Arrangements by Cross-Smith Funeral Home

Jerry Wayne Lay

Jerry Wayne Lay, age 79, of LaFollette, TN, formally of Rockford, Ill passed from this life into his new heavenly home on Thursday evening September 28, 2017 at his home and surround by his family.  Jerry was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, and uncle.  He was a gentle giant with a beautiful sweet smile, and wondrous blue eyes that could light up any room.  He brought joy to so many people and impacted so very many lives in his earthly walk.  He was a faithful member of Indiana Avenue Baptist Church and an active member of the Senior Adult Sunday School Class. He loved his Lord, and his church with all of his heart.  He retired from Chrysler Corporation in Belvidere, Illinois.

Preceded in death by his parents; Kelly and Artie (Minton) Lay; parents-in-law; Pitney and Bessie Newport; brother-in-law, Harold Jenkins, Ronald Tidwell, Eugene Newport, Pitney Newport, Jr. and Rev. Ben Baird.

Jerry is survived by wife of nearly 50 years,  Shirley (Newport) Lay

Son:  Kelly and wife Debra Lay of Sevierville

Grandsons:  Tristin, Chaise, and Owen

Sisters:  Wanda Lay Jenkins

              Betty (Lay) Tidwell

              Charlene (Lay) Jones & husband Donnie

              Barbara (Lay) Powell & husband Joe

Sister-in-law: Velma (Newport) Baird

Brother-in-law: Phillip Newport & wife Thelma

Numerous nieces and nephews, many extended family members and friends 

Services 6 PM Sunday at Indiana Avenue Baptist Church 

Rev. Mark Partin officiating

Interment 11 AM Monday at Campbell Memorial Gardens

Family will receive friends 4 PM to 6 PM Sunday at Indiana Avenue Baptist Church

Condolence may be given online at http://www.cross-smithfuneralhome.com/

Arrangements by Cross-Smith Funeral Home

 

Carol Adkins Lawson

Carol Adkins Lawson, age 67, of Clinton, formerly of Caryville passed away Thursday, September 28, 2017.  She was a member of Faith Baptist Church, Caryville.  Preceded in death by husband, Blane Lawson; parents, Edgar & Flossie Mae Packett Adkins; grandsons, Corey James Collins & Nicolas Adam Coker; sister, Willa Dean Bell; brothers, Willie, Robert, Raymond; best friends, Carl Neer & Jimmy Hale, Cotton Adkins; friend, Ralph Lane

 

Survivors

Daughters:  Dreama Collins & husband Clifford

                    Misty Chanchavac & husband Miquel

Grandchildren:  Joey Collins, Alyssa & Dalton Coker, Alyssa Cardenas

Brothers:  Doug and Willard Adkins

Several nieces and nephews

Special Friends:  Misty Evans and Brad Brummett, Steve Pebley, Scott Collins

 

Services 6 PM Saturday at Cross-Smith Chapel

Rev. Don Allen, Bob Adkins and Lynn                       officiating

Family will receive friends 4 PM to 6 PM Saturday at Cross-Smith Funeral Home

Condolences may be given online at http://www.cross-smithfuneralhome.com/

Arrangements by Cross-Smith Funeral Home

 

Diana Sue Lemaire

Diana Sue Lemaire, age 59, of LaFollette, passed away Wednesday, September 27, 2017.Preceded in death by parents: Henry & Ruby Sellers Ward, Brothers: Joey, Dean, Ralph, Ken, Coy and Clifford Ward. Member of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

Survivors

Husband: John P. Lemaire

Daughters: Starla Rutherford, Erica Johnson, Heather Lemaire

Grandchildren: Logan & Nathaniel Rutherford, Lucas Johnson

Brother: Johnny Ward & wife Barbara

Sister: Della Mae Saylor

Several nieces and nephews

Funeral Service 12 NOON Friday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

President James Pinkston officiating

Family will receive friends 11 AM- 12 NOON Friday at Church of Jesus Christ of

Latter Day Saints

Interment 10 AM Saturday at Clarks Grove Cemetery in Maryville, Tn

Condolences may be given online at http://www.cross-smithfuneralhome.com/

Arrangements by Cross-Smith Funeral Home

Darlene Kitts Ayers

Mrs. Darlene Kitts Ayers age 66 of LaFollette passed away Wednesday, September 27, 2017.  She was a Licensed Practical Nurse and had been in the medical profession for over 40 years.  She was a member of Rock Creek Community Church of God.  Preceded in death by Parents, Delmos and Ethel Owens Kitts; Brother, Ernest Lavon Kitts; and Brother-in-Law, Gary Branam.

Survivors:  Husband, Artie Ayers; Daughter, Charity Douglas and husband Chuck; 4 Grandchildren, Jesse Douglas, Payton Bailey, Leona Douglas, and Shelby Dale Douglas; Sister, Sandra Branam; Brothers, Ronnie Kitts and Rev. Larry Kitts and wife Carolyn.  Several Nieces, Nephews, Cousins, other relatives and friends.

Funeral Services Friday 7 P.M. at Walters Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Audie Murray and her Brother, Rev. Larry Kitts officiating.  The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 P.M. Friday before services.  Family and friends will meet Saturday 9:30 A.M. at Walters Funeral Home and proceed to Peabody Cemetery for 10 A.M. graveside service and interment.  Online condolences for Darlene may be made at www.waltersfuneralhome.net.  Walters Funeral Home of LaFollette is honored to be serving the family of Mrs. Darlene Kitts Ayers.

Rhonda “Joy” Armes

Rhonda “Joy” Armes, age 61 of Petros, passed away on Sunday, September 24, 2017 at the Roane County Medical Center. Joy was born on January 27, 1956 in Oak Ridge, Tennessee to the late Clyde and Rhoda Armes Dagley. Joy was of the Holiness Faith. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and her great grandkids. Joy enjoyed playing Bingo. In addition to her parents, Joy is preceded in death by her brother, Howard Ray Dagley, and granddaughter McKinze Hembree.

Survivors

Husband of 45 Years   Johnny Armes        Petros

Son                              TC Armes Duncan  Petros

Daughters                    April Hutcherson     Petros

                                    Nina Moore and Andrew   Coalfield

                                    Kerry Carroll and Adam     Coalfield

Brothers                       Clyde “Buck” Dagley          Alcoa

                                     Keith “Crud” Dagley and Ann       Petros

Sisters                          Nina Calvert and Bob         White Plains, MD

Special Nephews          Little Joe Armes                 Petros

                                      Joshua Crouch                   Petros

Several other family members and other friends.

Celebration of Life Service: 1:30 PM on Saturday, September 30, 2017 at the Fellowship Church of God in Petros with Brother Bill Baker officiating.

You may also view Joy’s guestbook online at www.hatmakerfuneralhome.com

R. Darrel Hayes

R. Darrel Hayes, age 60, of Caryville, passed away at home after an extended illness on Wednesday, September 27, 2017. He was born in Lafollette, TN to the late Robert Sidney and Eva Mae Nighbert Hayes. Darrel was a member of the Vasper Baptist Church. In addition to his parents, Darrel is preceded in death by grandparents, Lloyd and Grace Highbert.

Survived by:

Sisters……………….Deborah York and husband Dave
                               Trish McKamey and husband Greg
Brother……………..Danny “Buck” Hayes and Tish Noe
Nieces……………….Allison Walker and Bailey McKamey
Great Nieces…….Bit Haddock and Deborah Walker
Great Nephews…Zeke Walker and Zander Walker
Great great niece……Baby Eva
Special cousin…….Ronnie Hayes
A host of other family and friends.
The family will receive at the Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Caryville on Saturday, September 30, 2017 from 5-7PM with the funeral service to follow at 7:00PM with Pastor David Seals officiating. Family and friends will meet at the funeral home on Sunday, October 1, 2017 at 10:30AM and go in funeral procession to the New Vasper Cemetery for an 11:00AM interment. Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Caryville is honored to serve the Hayes family. www.holleygamble.com

Mike Hill

Mr. John Michael “Mike” Hill age 66 of LaFollette passed away Monday, September 25, 2017.  He was retired from LaFollette Utilities after over 30 years of service, was a member of LaFollette First Baptist Church, and former member of West LaFollette Baptist Church.  Preceded in death by parents, John and Mabel Smith Hill.

Survivors:  Wife, Mrs. Linda G. Hill; Son, Derek Hill; Daughter, Kristin Hill and Fiancé  Adam White; Mother-in-Law, Lucille Caudill; Special Aunt, Wilma Hill.  Several Cousins, other relatives and friends.

Funeral Services Wednesday 8 P.M. at Walters Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Sampson Ridenour and Rev. Cody Mundy officiating.  The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 P.M. Wednesday before services.  Family and friends will meet Thursday 10:30 A.M. at Walters Funeral Home and proceed to Woodlawn Cemetery for 11 AM graveside service and interment.  Online condolences for Mike may be made at www.waltersfuneralhome.net.  Walters Funeral Home of LaFollette is honored to be serving the family of Mr. John Michael “Mike” Hill.

Susie Foust

Naomi Susie Foust, age 73 of Lake City, Tennessee, passed away on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at her residence. Susie was born on January 29, 1944 in Lake City, Tennessee to the late Rosco Burton and Mossie Strong Burton. Susie loved to bake, crochet, and taking care of her grandkids. In addition to her parents, Susie is preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence Foust, son: Charles Edward Foust, sisters: Marie Carden, Charlene Langston, Elizabeth Sharp, Ann Halcomb, and brothers, Jimmy, John, and Benny Burton.

Survivors

Sisters    Wanda Cox and Frank    LaFollette

                Janie Shepard                 Smyrna

                Kay Webb                        Caryville                                                        

Nephew  Robert Halcomb and Angie Lake City                                                                   

Several other family members and other friends.

Visitation: 12:00 Noon to 2:00 PM on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at the Island Ford Baptist Church in Lake City.

Funeral Service: 2:00 PM on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at the Island Ford Baptist Church with Rev. Brian Thomas and Rev. Randy Norton officiating.

Interment: To follow funeral service at the Island Ford Cemetery.

You can also visit Susie's Guestbook at : www.hatmakerfuneralhome.com

Hatmaker Funeral Home, Lake City, TN is in charge of arrangements.

Nellie Roxie Taylor

Nellie Roxie Taylor, age 99 of Knoxville, Tennessee, formerly of Lake City, passed away on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at the Island Home Health Park and Rehab in Knoxville.  Nellie was born on August 2, 1918 to the late William English and Mary Ellen Jones Daugherty. In addition to her parents, Nellie is preceded in death by her husband Elmer Taylor, sisters: Ada Reed, Willie Towe, and Lula Roach, and brothers Kenneth Daugherty, and Byrd Daugherty.

Survivors

Nieces    Mary Slagle       Ohio

                Mary Ellison     Clinton

                Carolyn Towe   Clinton                            

Several other family members and other friends.

Graveside Service: 3:00 PM Monday, September 25, 2017 at the Anderson Memorial Garden in Clinton, Tennessee for the graveside service.

Hatmaker Funeral Home, Lake City, TN is in charge of arrangements.

William F. Richardson

William F. Richardson, age 88, of LaFollette passed away Friday, September 22, 2017. Retired from the Detroit Free Press. Preceded in death by Wife, Laura Katherine Higgins Richardson; Parents, Winfred and Lassie Leach Richardson.

Survivors

Daughter: Kathlene and Husband Donald Soza

Grandchildren: Melissa Bomsta

                         Chris Knuth

Great Grandchildren: Gambriel, Michael and Lauren

Brothers: Dewayne, Leo, and Bobby Richardson

Sisters: Wildene Brown

            Joyce Leach

            Marie Coffey

            Brenda Lance

            Jackie Berry

Mr. Richardson will be taken to Clinton Grove Cemetery in Clinton Township Michigan for Interment.

Arrangements by Cross-Smith Funeral Home

Condolences may be made at http://www

Reva Jean Pitts

Reva Jean Pitts, age 61, of Jacksboro passed away Friday, September 22, 2017. She was a Member of First Baptist Church Jacksboro. Proceeded in death by Parents, Paul and Imojean Hatmaker Montgomery; Brother, Marvin B. Montgomery.

Survivors

Husband: Larry Pitts

Children: Lee D. Pitts

                Karen D. Pitts

                Daren Charles Pitts

                Katie and Cody Pitts

3 Grandchildren

2 Great-Grandchildren

Brothers: Monty Montgomery and Wife Pat

                Ray Montgomery and Wife Connie

                Mark Montgomery and Wife Wendy 

                Larry Montgomery

Sisters: Kimberly Chapman

            Joyce McGhee

Several Nieces and Nephews

Family and friends are invited to celebrate her life on Sunday, October 1, 2017 from 12 noon to 4 PM at her residence, 242 McGhee Lane Jacksboro, TN  37757

Arrangements by Cross-Smith Funeral Home

Condolences may be made at http://www.cross-smithfuneralhome.com

Billy Willard Paul

Dundee International Airport would like to announce the retirement of Dundee, MS based Captain Billy Willard Paul at age 74. He was a life long pilot and loved to fly a wide variety of aircraft over the course of his career and personal time. 

On September 18th, 2017, Mr. Paul made an unannounced change of course and headed off on a solo redeye flight that originated from Tunica, MS. Upon arrival at his final destination on Sept. 19th, 2017, Mr. Paul retired his earthly wings and has now obtained his permanent wings at his new hanger at a much higher elevation. 

Upon his final approach and landing, he was greeted by many in his crew that had caught earlier flights. Those crew members included his parents, Everett and Myrtle Paul of LaFollette, TN, sisters Deloris Miller and Marcella Boleman, daughter Sherry Tomlin and two grandchildren, Christopher Norris and Macy Tomlin. Billy Paul will be leaving his co-pilot in life, Pat Early to chart the course forward from their port of origin. He also leaves behind a “ground crew” consisting of two children, Barry Paul (CA) and Alicia Paul (KY) and 6 grandchildren, Braeden, Ethan, Gavin, Brooklyn Paul and Carly Tomlin from California as well as Jake Tomlin from Virginia.

Mr. Paul’s final earthly flight will begin on Wednesday September 27th between 5-7pm at Nowell Memorial Funeral Home in Tunica (UTM) followed by a connection through MEM > ATL > TYS > JAU with a short layover at Cross-Smith Funeral Home (CSF) in LaFollette, TN on Sept 30th where his East Tennessee crew can bid him farewell at the pre-boarding (Visitation) between 11am-1pm followed by pre-flight service announcements (Services) at 1pm and then we will take a short taxi down the local runway on final approach to the family hanger at Campbell Memorial Gardens (CMG). We’ll look forward to seeing your fancy new airport in the sky once our holding pattern is over and we have been cleared for departure. Fly High Billy Paul, you will be missed here at the lower elevation

Condolences may be given online at http://www.cross-smithfuneralhom.com

Arrangements by Cross-Smith Funeral Home

Elizabeth “Ann” Willoughby 

Ms. Elizabeth “Ann” Willoughby age 70 of Knoxville, formerly of LaFollette, passed away Thursday, September 21, 2017.  She was a member of First Baptist Church of Powell, former member of Cedar Hill Baptist Church.  Preceded in death by Parents, Earnest and Elizabeth McNabb Willoughby, Brother, Sammy G. Willoughby.

Survivors:  Brothers, Tony Willoughby and wife Diane and Jerry Willoughby and wife Mary; Sister-in-Law, Anna M. Willoughby; Nieces, Sheila Smith, Tracy Peevy and husband Mike, Pamela Hicks and husband Brian, and Quisha Willoughby; Nephews, Tommy Willoughby, Tony Willoughby and wife Jennifer, and Adam Willoughby and wife Monica.  Several Great Nieces and Great Nephews, other relatives and friends.

Funeral Services Sunday 7 P.M. at Cedar Hill Baptist Church with Rev. Ronnie Arnold officiating.  The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 P.M. Sunday before services at the Church.  Family and friends will meet Monday 10:15 A.M. at Walters Funeral Home and proceed to Bakers Forge Cemetery for 11 AM graveside services and interment.  Online condolences for Ann may be made at www.waltersfuneralhome.net.  Walters Funeral Home of LaFollette is honored to be serving the family of Ms. Elizabeth “Ann” Willoughby.

Johnny Wayne Wilson

Johnny Wayne Wilson, age 60 passed away Thursday, September 21, 2017 at his residence in LaFollette.  He attended Alder Springs Baptist Church

Graveside service will be 12 PM Monday, September 25, 2017 in Peabody Cemetery with Rev. Larry Heck officiating.

Arrangements by Martin Wilson Funeral Home “Where families matter most”

Mr. Wilson’s guestbook may be viewed at martinwilsonfuneralhome.com

 

Sherry Smiddy

Sherry Smiddy, age 52, of LaFollette passed away Wednesday, September 20, 2017.  She was a member of Speedwell Academy Baptist Church.  Preceded in death by Son, Richard Dale Irvin; Father, Julius Irvin; Sister, Gloria Ruth Irvin

Survivors

Husband:  Danny Smiddy

Daughter:  Cassandra Smiddy

Son:  Johnathan Smiddy

Mother:  Ruth Irvin

Brothers:  Larry, Zack, Tucker, Johnny & Bobby Irvin

Aunt:  Marie Leach

Several other relatives and friends

Graveside Services & Interment 2:30 PM Saturday Ellison Cemetery

Rev. Gary Mundy officiating

Family will receive friends 1 PM to 2 PM Saturday at Cross-Smith Funeral Home

In lieu of flowers, memorial may be made to Cross-Smith Funeral Home to offset

final expense

Condolences may be given at http://www.cross-smithfuneralhom.com

Arrangements by Cross-Smith Funeral Home

Robin Janelle Daugherty

Robin Janelle Daugherty, age 56, of East Bernstadt, Kentucky, formerly of LaFollette, departed this life on September 18th, 2017 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center. She was of the Baptist faith. Robin was a very loving mother who enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by father Leonard “Jan” Daugherty; Grandmother

Helen Daugherty.

She is survived by mother Patricia Provins; step-mother Terry Daugherty; daughters Amanda Smiddy & husband Slade of Knoxville, Hayley Wagner & husband Dorsey of Corbin, KY; brothers Jimmy Daugherty, Scott Daugherty & wife Judy, Paul Provins & wife Codi, Lawrence Provins & wife Melissa, all of LaFollette; sisters Pam Branam & husband Ronald of Chattanooga, Nikki Pflunger & husband Rob of Castleberry, Florida; grandchildren Carson & Chloe Smiddy, EmmaLynn & Elayna Wagner. 

Graveside service will be 10:30 AM Thursday, September 21, 2017 in Powell Valley Cemetery with Rev. Sampson Ridenour officiating. 

Robin’s guestbook may be viewed at martinwilsonfuneralhome.com

Arrangements by Martin Wilson Funeral Home “Where families matter most”

Theresa Faye Arnn

Theresa Faye Arnn, age 61, of Oak Ridge, Tennessee passed away on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at her residence. Theresa was born on November 27, 1956 in Ohio. She was a lifetime member of Guiding Star Baptist Church. Theresa is preceded in death by her mother, Betty Jackson Szymanski, and aunts, Wilma Wilson, and Andrea Dotson.

Survivors Include:

Sisters   Kathy Szymanski

              Cindy Massey

              Shannon Anderson                                                

Brother  Eddie Szymanski

Aunts    Robin Rains

             Brenda Smith

             Tonya Hook

Uncles   Kenneth Jackson

              Terry Jackson                           

Several nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

Visitation: 6:00PM –8:00 PM, Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at the Hatmaker Funeral Home in Lake City.

Funeral Service: 8:00 PM, Wednesday, September 20, 2017 in the Hatmaker Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Tom Byrge officiating.

Interment:  Family and Friends will meet at Leach Cemetery on Thursday, September 21, 2017 in Lake City at 1:00 PM for the graveside service.

Margaret Phyllis Trosper

Margaret Phyllis Trosper, age 75 of LaFollette passed away Monday,

September 18, 2017.  She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.  Margaret

enjoyed gardening, flowers, canning, and raising her grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by husband Ralph D. Trosper Sr; parents Fred & Sarah (West) Phillips; brothers Hoyle Crabtree, Norman Lee Crabtree, Ralph Claborn, Gib Claborn, Blaine Claborn, Ed Claborn, Gene Claborn, Arlie “Stud” Claborn, and Milford Claborn; sisters OmaJean Pierce, Anna Ruth Carson, and Willia Dean Claborn.

She is survived by daughters Mitzi Long & husband Theron of Locust Grove, Georgia, Kathy Garland Trosper of LaFollette, and Robin Trosper of Caryville; son Ralph Dwayne Trosper Jr. of Georgia; brothers Russell Crabtree, James Claborn, Danny Claborn, Lloyd Dean “Moe” Claborn, and Freddie Phillips; 9 grandchildren & several great grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, and relatives.

Visitation will be 11 AM – 1 PM Wednesday, September 20, 2017 in the chapel of Martin Wilson Funeral Home followed by the Funeral Service at 1 PM with Rev. Ronnie Freeman officiating.  Friends and family will proceed to Powell Valley Cemetery for interment. 

Arrangements by Martin Wilson Funeral Home “Where families matter most”

Ms. Trosper’s guestbook may be viewed at martinwilsonfuneralhome.com

Mrs. JoAnn J. Pittman

Mrs. JoAnn J. Pittman, age 49 of Speedwell passed away Friday, September 2, 2017.  Preceded in death by Father, Manville Ray Wilson.

Survivors:  Husband, James M. Pittman; Children, Bryant Manville Knickerbocker and wife Breanne, Jarrott Lynn Knickerbocker, and Shelby Lynn Pittman; Mother, Jean Ann; Brother, Brian Lee Wilson; Special Friend, Richard Bailey.  Several other relatives and friends.

Celebration of Life Services will be Saturday, September 23, 2017, 5:00 P.M. at Davis Chapel Community Baptist Church with Rev. Mike Grooms officiating.   Interment will be at Oak Grove Cemetery in Napoleon, MI.  Family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorials to the family may be taken to Walters Funeral Home or Random Act of Kindness in JoAnn’s memory.  Online condolences for JoAnn may be made at www.waltersfuneralhome.net.  Walters Funeral Home of LaFollette is honored to be serving the family of Mrs. JoAnn J. Pittman.

 

Bridgett Nicole Carroll 

Ms. Bridgett Nicole Carroll age 28 of LaFollette passed away Thursday, September 14, 2017.  She was of the Baptist Faith.  Preceded in death by Sister, Lanessa Hopper, Grandparents, Roosevelt and Margaret Carroll and Earl Ridenour.

Survivors:  Children, Alexis, Elijah, Lucas, and Jaxon; Father, Larry Carroll; Mother, Brenda Ausmus and husband Gene; Grandmother, Loritta Ridenour; Sisters, Sarah Carroll and Andrea Carroll; and Brother, Joshua Hopper.  Several Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, Nieces, Nephews, other relatives and friends.

Memorial Services Thursday, September 21, 2017, 8 P.M. at Walters Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Thomas Adkins officiating.  The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 P.M. Thursday before services.  Online condolences for Bridgett may be made at www.waltersfuneralhome.net.  Walters Funeral Home of LaFollette is honored to be serving the family of Ms. Bridgett Nicole Carroll.

 

 

 

Jackie Smallwood

Jackie Smallwood, age 59 of Caryville departed this life Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at U.T. Medical Center He was born November 16, 1957.  Jackie was of the Church of Holiness faith.  He loved fishing, listening to music, and spending time with his family especially his dog, Skippy.

He is preceded in death by father Elisha Smallwood Sr.; brothers Hillary Buddy, Billy Ray, & Tony Smallwood; sister Wilma Jean Smallwood; Niece Jamie Lynn Smallwood.

He is survived by Mother Virgie Smallwood of LaFollette; son Justin Smallwood of Caryville; brothers Floyd Smallwood of Hamilton, Ohio, Elisha Smallwood Jr. of LaFollette, & Ross Smallwood of LaFollette; sisters Alice Marie England of Molus, KY, Vicky King of LaFollette, Nadine Saylor of Loyall, Ky, & Kathy Smallwood of Harrogate; several nieces, nephews, relatives & friends.

Visitation will be 10-12 PM Monday, September 18, 2017 in the chapel of Martin Wilson Funeral Home.  Funeral Service will be 12 PM with Rev. Jasper Walden officiating followed by the interment to New Cannon Cemetery in Pioneer. 

Arrangements by Martin Wilson Funeral Home “Where families matter most”

Mr. Smallwood’s guestbook may be viewed at martinwilsonfuneralhome.com

Connie Gail Gill

Connie Gail Gill, age 61 of Andersonville, Tennessee passed away on September 14, 2017 at the Fort Sanders Hospital in Knoxville. Connie was born on September 12, 1956 to Troy Hatmaker and Jewell Hutson Hatmaker in LaFollette, Tennessee. Connie was a member of Longfield Baptist Church. Connie loved her family, especially her grandkids, the Lord, and decorating cakes and cooking. Connie is preceded in death by her mother, Jewel Hatmaker.

Survivors

Father       Troy Hatmaker                                  Andersonville

Daughter   Christie Bunch                                  Lake City                   

Sons          Jeremy Gill and Amy                        Heiskell

                  Timothy Gill and Jennifer Capalbo   Marathon, FL

Grandkids  Kaitlyn Gill, and Eli and Carter Bunch

Sister          Kathy Dragoo                                   Lake Village, Indiana

Several family members and other friends.

Visitation:  2:00 – 4:00 PM, Sunday, September 17, 2017 at Hatmaker Funeral Home in Lake City, TN.

Funeral Service: 4:00 PM Sunday, September 17, 2017 in the Hatmaker Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Gerald Hatmaker officiating.

Interment: A graveside service will be held following the funeral service at the Oak Grove Cemetery in Lake City.

Blanche Myers Brantley 

Mrs. Blanche Myers Brantley age 103 of LaFollette passed away Tuesday, September 12, 2017.  She was a Christian.  Preceded in death by Husband, Harley Brantley in 1998; Parents, Monroe and Annie Belle Wright Myers; Sisters, Stacy Yoakum, Cloeva Proffitt, Jessie Prater, and Evelyn McCullah; Brothers, Henry, Arlie, John, Edd, and Charlie Myers.

Survivors:  

Several Nieces, Nephews, other relatives and friends. 

Funeral Services Thursday 7 P.M. at Walters Funeral Home Chapel with Nephew, Arthur Proffitt officiating.  Family will meet Friday 10 A.M. at Bakers Forge Cemetery for Graveside Services and Interment.  The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 P.M. Thursday before services.  In lieu of flowers donations in Blanche’s memory may be made to the Campbell County Cancer Association, P. O. Box 122, Jacksboro, TN  37757.  Online condolences for Blanche may be made at www.waltersfuneralhome.net.  Walters Funeral Home of LaFollette is honored to be serving the family of Mrs. Blanche Myers Brantley.

Venia (Walden) Kirby

Venia (Walden) Kirby, age 75 of Jacksboro departed this life Wednesday,

September 13, 2017.   She was a member of House of Prayer & Praise church. 

Venia enjoyed going to garage sales and talking on the phone with family & friends.

She is preceded in death by husband Luther V. Kirby; parents Chris & Rosa

(Smiddy) Walden; brother Bill Walden; sisters Verna Thomas and Louise Ryan.

She is survived by sister Carolyn Wilson of Jacksboro; sister-in-law Peggy Walden

of Duff; several nieces & nephews.

Visitation will be 6-8 PM Friday, September 15, 2017 in the chapel of Martin Wilson Funeral Home followed by funeral service at 8 PM with Rev. Mike Franklin,

Rev. Carl Martin, and Brother Carl Douglas officiating.   Friends and family will meet

10:30 AM Saturday, September 16, 2017 at Martin Wilson Funeral Home for the funeral procession to Campbell Memorial Gardens where Rev. J.C. Bruce will be officiating

graveside service.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Campbell County Cancer Society.

Arrangements by Martin Wilson Funeral Home “Where families matter most”

Ms. Kirby’s guestbook may be viewed at martinwilsonfuneralhome.com

Pamela Jean Smith

Pamela Jean Smith, age 59, of LaFollette passed away Saturday, September 9, 2017.

She was a Member of Lake View Baptist Church. Preceded in death by parents, Audrey and Mary Housley Evans; brothers, Terry Evans and Tim and wife Tammy Evans; sister, Teresa Evans.

Survivors

Life Partner: Ernie Bond

Daughter: Heather and Husband Mike Greenwood

Son: Everett Smith

Grandson: Zachary Daugherty

Sister:  Vanessa Irwin and Husband Scott

Several nieces, nephews and cousins

Graveside Services and Interment 12 Noon Monday at Evans Cemetery

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to help offset the final expense to Cross-Smith Funeral Home

Condolences may be given at http://www.cross-smithfuneralhome.com

Arrangements by Cross-Smith Funeral Home

Ernest “Uncle Buck” Ward

Ernest Eugene “Uncle Buck” Ward, age 64 of Clinton, Tennessee passed away on Friday, September 8, 2017 at the Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge. He was born in Oliver Springs, Tennessee to the late Earnest Ward and Irene Chamblee Bragg on August 31, 1953. Uncle Buck was a collector of all things. He loved auctions and flea markets, the challenges of a casino, fishing, playing video games, and helping everyone and anyone in need. Uncle Buck’s favorite part of Christmas was purchasing “Christmas Wishes” from the Christmas Tree. He felt that he was doing his part to make sure a child had a Christmas. Uncle Buck was an avid Dallas Cowboys fan and a diehard Cub fan. Uncle Buck is preceded in death by his mother, Irene Chamblee Bragg, father Earnest Ward, and his brother Bobby Ward. 

Survivors

Son       Matthew Ward and wife Ashlee    College Station, Texas 

Sisters  Deborah Sentell                             Clinton

             Brenda Price and husband John    Wood Dale, Illinois                  

Brothers  Billy Ward and wife Lisa               Aurora, Illinois

               Arthur Bragg and wife Tracy        Libertyville, Illinois

               Jerome Bragg                               Oak Ridge

               David Bragg                                 North Carolina

Grandson   Myles

Several nieces, nephews and other family members and friends.

Visitation:  1:00 – 3:00 PM, Monday, September 11, 2017 at Hatmaker Funeral Home in Lake City, TN.

Funeral Service: 3:00 PM Monday, September 11, 2017 in the Hatmaker Funeral Home Chapel with Uncle Buck’s brother, Jerome Bragg officiating.

Interment: A graveside service will be held following the funeral service on Monday, September 11, 2017 at the Mountain View Cemetery in Lake City with Kim O’Dell officiating.

You can also visit Uncle Buck’s Guestbook at: www.hatmakerfuneralhome.com

Hatmaker Funeral Home, Lake City, TN is in charge of arrangements.

Wayne Freeman

Rev. Wayne Freeman, age 64 of LaFollette went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, September 7, 2017.  He was a member of the Shield of Faith Community Church.  Wayne enjoyed fishing, tinkering, and telling stories.

He is preceded in death by wife Mary Ruth Freeman; parents John & Louise (Lawson) Freeman.

He is survived by sons Bill Berry & wife Linda of Duff, Dale Berry & Angie of Demory, Rick Berry & wife Ann of LaFollette, and Danny Berry & wife Judy of Jacksboro; daughters Debbie Shepherd, Rella Moser & husband Jeff, and Judy Moser & husband Jimbo, all of Jacksboro; brothers Dennis Freeman of LaFollette, and Arlis Freeman of Michigan; sister Sandy Owens & husband Ken of LaFollette;

20 grandchildren & 45 great grandchildren; a host of other relatives & friends.

Visitation will be 6-8 PM Saturday, September 9, 2017 in the chapel of Martin Wilson Funeral Home.  Funeral Service will be 2 PM Sunday, September 10, 2017 at

Shield of Faith Community Church with Rev. Thomas Adkins & Brother Danny Parker officiating.  The interment will follow funeral service to Chadwell Cemetery in LaFollette.

Arrangements by Martin Wilson Funeral Home “Where families matter most”

Mr. Freeman’s guestbook may be viewed at martinwilsonfuneralhome.com

Joan Hatmaker

Joan Hatmaker, age 63 of Knoxville, formerly of LaFollette passed away Thursday, September 7, 2017.  She was a member of Beaver Damn Baptist Church in Knoxville. 

Joan enjoyed going to the beach and U.T. football games.  She also loved spending time with her family and spoiling her grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by father Earl Hutson.

She is survived by husband of 42 years Kenneth Hatmaker of LaFollette; mother Ruth Hutson of LaFollette; daughters Heather Vandergriff & husband Wesley, and Ashley Hatmaker, both of Knoxville;

sister Sheila Saunders & husband David of LaFollette; grandchildren Gabrielle, MaKayla, & Ezekias Vandergriff; several nieces, nephews, and a host of relative.

Visitation for Joan will be 6-7 PM Friday, September 8, 2017 in the chapel of Martin Wilson Funeral Home followed by funeral service at 7 PM with Rev. Tim Tatum officiating. 
Joan’s wishes was to be cremated following services.

Arrangements by Martin Wilson Funeral Home “Where families matter most”

Mrs. Hatmaker’s guestbook may be viewed at martinwilsonfuneralhome.com

Jerry Wayne (Curly) Hutson

Jerry Wayne (Curly) Hutson, age 60, of LaFollette passed away Tuesday, September 5, 2017.  Preceded in death by parents, Charles Hutson & Leoda Jones; brother, Roger Jones; sister, Dean Rapier

Survivors

Daughter:  Jessica Hutson

Son:  Jerry Hutson

Brothers:  Andy Jones, Herbie Saunders

Sisters:  Brenda Carroll, Cheryl Brock, Charlotte Jones

Services 1 PM Friday at Cross-Smith Chapel

Rev. Myron Ford officiating

Interment Smith Cemetery

Family will receive friends 12 NOON to 1 PM Friday at Cross-Smith Funeral Home

Condolences may be given online at http://www.cross-smithfuneralhome.com/

Arrangements by Cross-Smith Funeral Home

SueAnn Bell Wallace

SueAnn Bell Wallace, age 39 of LaFollette passed away Monday, September 4, 2017.  She was of the Baptist faith.  SueAnn enjoyed playing bingo, and having her nails painted.  She loved her dog, Sissy.

She is preceded in death by father Murphy York; brother LeRoy York, nephew Michael Ward.

She is survived by mother Ruby Ledford) York of LaFollette; Boyfriend Keith Wallace

of LaFollette; brothers Willis, Bobby, Kermit, Alan, & Billy York, all of LaFollette;

sisters Patsy York of Jacksboro, Joy Siler of LaFollette, Kathy Ward of Caryville, and Martha Ward of Jacksboro; several nieces, nephews, and a host of relatives.

Visitation will be 1 – 2 PM Friday, September 8, 2017 in the chapel of Martin Wilson Funeral Home.  Funeral service at 2 PM followed by the interment in Powell Valley Memorial Gardens.

Arrangements by Martin Wilson Funeral Home “Where families matter most”

SueAnn’s guest book may be viewed at martinwilsonfuneralhome.com

Betty Sue Baird

Betty Sue Baird, age 59 of LaFollette departed this life Sunday, September 03, 2017.  She was a very loving wife, daughter, mother, and grandmother.  Betty enjoyed her grandchildren more than anything in this world. 

She is preceded in death by father Arzo Ivey; First husband Ralph Marcum Sr;

2 infant daughters; brothers Delone Ivey; sister Kathy Ivey.

She is survived by husband Archie Baird of LaFollette; mother Wanda (MccGuire) Ivey; son Ralph Marcum & wife Jerihlyn of Jacksboro; daughters Kaylee & Keira; brother

Rick Ivey and wife Tammy of LaFollette; sister Pat Ward of LaFollette, and Bridgitte Yarbrough and husband Michael of Clinton; grandchildren Jacob, Raily, & Branndon Marcum, Logan Pack, Skyler Wilder, and Elijah Meade.

Visitation will be 5-8 PM Wednesday, September 6, 2017 in the chapel of Martin Wilson Funeral Home followed by funeral service at 8 PM with Rev. Jimmy Griffith officiating.  Friends and family will meet 1 PM Thursday, September 7, 2017 at Martin Wilson Funeral Home for the 2 PM interment in Ivey Cemetery, Coolidge Tennessee.

Mrs. Baird’s guestbook may be viewed at martinwilsonfuneralhome.com

Arrangements by Martin Wilson Funeral Home “Where families matter most”

 

Fredrick L. Lamb

On January 26, 1941, Fredrick L. Lamb was born to Clarence F. and Myrtle N. Lamb in Dutch Valley, Lake City, Tennessee. He is known to most as Joe, which is what his father called him. He is one of seven siblings, having five brothers and one sister. When he was 13 years old, Joe and his family moved to Perkinsville, Indiana. Growing up, he learned to work on cars, trucks, and heavy equipment. He also learned: how to build houses, electrical work, auto body, woodworking, and many other valuable trades. His first job at the age of 13 was mowing lawns. He moved on to building houses and working in a truck garage cleaning the exterior of semi-trucks. He attended Lapel High School and graduated in 1960. Joe served in the Army National Guard from 1963 to 1969, specializing in communications and chemicals. Joe is an expert marksman and loved to shoot the M14 and the Bazooka. In November of 1963, he married Autie Stephenson and became a father to three daughters. Alice was born in 1965, Anita in 1967, who passed in 2012, and Anne in 1971. In 1965 Joe began working for Delco Remy, a division of General Motors, in Anderson, Indiana and remained with the company until his retirement in 1996. He was credited with extra time for working many years in the Plant 5 Foundry, making his years of service 33. In 1985, Joe married his true love and best friend, Elsie, and gained another daughter, Leonora, who was born in 1971. He now has 9 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Joe and Elsie have been married for 32 years and are very happy and still very much in love. They enjoy spending time together and with family and friends. Joe is a man of very strong faith and walks closely with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. He has been a faithful member of Clinch River Baptist Church in Lake City since 1996. In his family, he has instilled the values of hard work, honesty, integrity, compassion, determination, always keeping your word, and dealing fairly with others, as well as the value of a good education and trusting in the Lord. After retirement Joe and Elsie moved back to Lake City (Rocky Top) where they reside today. He enjoys doing projects in his woodshop and still loves building things and working on machinery and heavy equipment of all sorts. Joe has served the Medford Volunteer Fire Department for 20 years. To all who know him, Joe is a wonderful man who can be depended upon and trusted. He is always willing to lend a helping hand do what it takes to get the job done. He has never met a stranger, and always has time to visit and let you know that you are important to him. Joe went home to be with his Lord and Savior on August 19, 2017. In addition to his parents, Joe is preceded in death by his daughter, Anita Lamb, two brothers, and his sister.

Survivors include:

Wife:  Elsie Steffey Lamb of Lake City

Daughters

Alice and Joe Buffington

Anne and James Noffsinger

Leonora Dawson 

Grandchildren

Brady and Toni Coen

Brant and Candice Coen

Autumn and David Wittkamper

Caleb and Brittany Hall

Alayni Lamb

Tyler Tapp

Amber, Wiliam, and Easton Dawson

4 Great Grandchildren

 

Brothers

William, Buck, Jerry, and Gary Lamb

 

Dearest Friend

Mike Cable

A great number of other relatives and friends.

A Celebration of Life and Last Call will be held at his home.

You can also visit Joe's Guestbook at : www.hatmakerfuneralhome.com

 Hatmaker Funeral Home, Lake City, TN is in charge of arrangements.

Larry Lynn Edwards

Larry Lynn Edwards, age 63 of LaFollette passed away Friday, September 1, 2017.  He was a member of Midway Baptist Church.  Larry enjoyed motorcycles, working, and spending time with his friends.

He is preceded in death by father John E. Edwards; uncle Randall Edwards and aunts Katherine Irwin and Peggy Chinn.

He is survived by mother Wilma Edwards of LaFollette; uncle John W. Edwards of LaFollette; aunts Delores Morgan of Jacksboro and Wilma Hall of Jellico; several cousins and a host of other family & friends.

Visitation will be 5-7 PM Thursday, September 7, 2017 in the chapel of Martin Wilson Funeral Home followed by funeral service at 7 PM with Rev. Johnny Dabney officiating. 

Friends & family will meet for the 10 AM interment in Woodlawn cemetery

Friday, September 8, 2017.

Arrangements by Martin Wilson Funeral Home “Where families matter most”

Mr. Edwards guest book may be viewed at martinwilsonfuneralhome.com

Richard Joseph Kosater

Richard Joseph Kosater, age 96, of LaFollette, formerly of Englewood, Ohio passed away Monday, September 4, 2017.  He was a POW WWII Army veteran.

Survivors

Daughter:   Beverly Woods, LaFollette

A Memorial Service will be held in Englewood, Ohio at a later date

Condolences may be given online at http://www.cross-smithfuneralhome.com/

Arrangements by Cross-Smith Funeral Home

 

 

Mrs. Naomi Cordell King

Mrs. Naomi Cordell King age 92 of LaFollette passed away Sunday, September 3, 2017.  She was a member of East LaFollette Baptist Church.  Preceded in death by Husband, Dewey E. King in 1970; Sons, Harold Wayne King, Ralph Edward King, Infant Paul King, and another Infant son; Parents, John Edward Cordell and Leona Nelson Cordell; Sisters, Lucille Emmett, Jean Cordell, and Dorothy Tackett; Brothers, Rev. Ralph Cordell, Evan Cordell, Kenneth Cordell, and James Cordell.

Survivors:  Two Sons, David King and wife Peggy and Roger King and wife Peggy; 5 Grandchildren, Michael and wife Wanda, Marnie and husband Clint, Reed, Paul and wife Kim, and Jennifer and husband Eric; 6 Great Grandchildren; Sister, Lorene Leach.  Several Nieces, Nephews, other relatives and friends.

Funeral Services Wednesday 8 P.M. at Walters Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Zach Lloyd officiating.  Family and friends will meet Thursday 10 A.M. (TIME CHANGE) at Fincastle Cemetery for Graveside Services and Interment.  The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 P.M. Wednesday before services.  Online condolences for Mrs. King may be made at www.waltersfuneralhome.net.  Walters Funeral Home of LaFollette is honored to be serving the family of Mrs. Naomi Cordell King.

 

 

Danny Lynn Ellison

Danny Lynn Ellison, age 76, of Jacksboro passed away Sunday, September 3, 2017.  He was of the Baptist faith and retired from Chrysler Corporation after 31 years of service.  Preceded in death by parents, Durard & Mildred Broyles Ellison; brothers, Mike & Douglas Ellison

Survivors

Wife:  Dorothy Ellison

Sons:  Gregory & wife Tina Ellison, Kingston

          Michael Vaughn Ellison, Cleveland, NC

          Robert Raymond  Kelly, Waverly, Ind

          Kevin Karl Kelly, Indianapolis, Ind

Daughter:  Kimberly Kay Kelly, Greenwood, Ind

Sisters:  Carol Overbey

              Deeanna Dagley

Beloved Dogs:  Ju Ju & Chuck

Several nieces and nephews

 

 

Funeral Service 7 PM Wednesday at Cross-Smith Chapel

Rev. Bobby Ray Wilson officiating

Interment 11 AM Thursday Mt. Paran Cemetery

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in his name to Campbell County Animal Shelter, 749 Towe String Rd., Jacksboro, TN 37757

Family will receive friends 5 PM to 7 PM Wednesday at Cross-Smith Funeral Home

Condolences may be given online at http://www.cross-smithfuneralhome.com/

Arrangements by Cross-Smith Funeral Home

 

 

 

Huey Lee Chesser

Huey Lee Chesser, age 74, of LaFollette passed away Sunday, September 3, 2017.

He was a member of Mountain View Independent Baptist Church.  Preceded in death by parents, Willie & Lillian Bunn Chesser; brothers, S.E., Charles, Fred; sisters, Sadie Henry, Estelle Kornesky, Willie Mary Balentine

Survivors

Wife:  Sue Ann Brown Chesser

Daughters:  Becky Nelson

                   Kim Pebley

                   Sabrine Luther

Grandchildren:  Megan Teague, Whitney Nelson, Tyler Carrington, Kayla Carrington,

                          Codie Luther, Bridgett Luther, Corie Luther, Jasmine Luther

11 Great-grandchildren

Brother:  Jack Chesser

Sisters:  Ruby Little

             Glenda Williams

Several niece and nephews

Services 7 PM Tuesday at Cross-Smith Chapel

Rev. Kevin Mysliwiec officiating

Interment 11 AM Wednesday Powell Valley Cemetery

Family will receive friends 5 PM to 7 PM Tuesday at Cross-Smith Funeral Home

Arrangements by Cross-Smith Funeral Home

 

 

Mrs. Allie M. “Sue” May

Mrs. Allie M. “Sue” May, age 96 of Jacksboro passed away Friday, August 11, 2017.  Born October 25, 1920, Sue was a member of Indian Mound Baptist Church, and had been a welder during WWII.  Preceded in death by Husband, Reed W. May; Granddaughter, Vivian Williamson; Parents, John and Sallie Carr Parrott; Sister, Marie Flowers; and Brothers, Edd Parrott and Earl Parrott.

Survivors:  Daughter, Wanda Hogan; Grandchildren, Ralph Gross and Robin Jones; Great Grandchildren, Brandy and Earl Bradfield, Jamie Gross, Richard Gibson, Joey and Stefani Gross, Patrick and Jennifer May; 12 Great-Great Grandchildren; Brother, Eugene Parrott and wife Phoebe; Niece, Gloria Flowers; Nephews, Roger Parrott and Michael Parrott.  Several Great Nieces, other relatives and friends.

Memorial Services Saturday, September 9, 2017, 11 A.M. at Indian Mound Baptist Church with Rev. Glen McNeely officiating.   Interment to follow at Campbell Memorial Gardens.  The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 A.M. Saturday before services at the Church.  Online condolences for Mrs. May can be made at www.waltersfuneralhome.net.  Walters Funeral Home of LaFollette is honored to be serving the family of Mrs. Allie M. “Sue” May.

 

 

James Carl Elrod 

Mr. James Carl Elrod age 61 of Jacksboro passed away Saturday, September 2, 2017.  He was of the Baptist Faith.  Preceded in death by Parents, James Thomas Elrod and Naomi McCoy Elrod; Brother, Rodney Elrod; and Brother-in-Law, Wayne Pettijohn.   

Survivors:  Sisters, Kathy Viator and husband Don and Etta Pettijohn; Brother, Charles Baker and wife Carol.  Several Nieces, Nephews, other relatives and friends.   

 Private Family Graveside Services will be at Gethsemane Methodist Cemetery in Greystone, TN.  No visitation is planned. Online condolences for James may be made at www.waltersfuneralhome.net.  Walters Funeral Home of LaFollette is honored to be serving the family of Mr. James Carl Elrod.

JoAnn J. Pittman 

Mrs. JoAnn J. Pittman age 49 of Speedwell passed away Friday, September 2, 2017.  Preceded in death by Father, Manville Ray Wilson.

Survivors:  Husband, James M. Pittman; Children, Bryant Manville Knickerbocker and wife Breanne, Jarrott Lynn Knickerbocker, and Shelby Lynn Pittman; Brother, Brian Lee Wilson; Special Friend, Richard Bailey.  Several other relatives and friends. 

Celebration of Life Services will be at a later date.  Family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorials to the family may be taken to Walters Funeral Home or Random Acts of Kindness in JoAnn’s memory.  Online condolences for JoAnn may be made at www.waltersfuneralhome.net.  Walters Funeral Home of LaFollette is honored to be serving the family of Mrs. JoAnn J. Pittman.

Sharlene Jones

Sharlene Jones, age 84 of LaFollette went home to be with the Lord Friday,

September 1, 2017.  She was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother that enjoyed going to church and spending time with her family and friends, especially her grandchildren. 

She is preceded in death by husband Elmer Jones; sons Ray, Bobby, & Paul Jones; parents Ed & Clara Brooks; brother Jim Brooks; sister Bell Prim.

She is survived by sons Tommy Jones & wife Elizabeth of LaFollette, and Virgil Jones

of LaFollette; daughter Margie Reed of Speedwell; brothers Richard Brooks & wife Linda of LaFollette, and Erie Brooks of Ohio; sister Ann Carroll & husband Randall of LaFollette; she also leaves behind grandchildren, great grandchildren & a host of relatives and friends.

Visitation will be 1 – 2 PM Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at Ivey Dell Church; funeral service at 2 PM with Rev. Tommy Swafford & Rev. Pat Ayers officiating.  Interment will follow service in Peabody cemetery.

Ms. Jones guestbook may be viewed at martinwilsonfuneralhome.com

Arrangements by Martin Wilson Funeral Home “Where families matter most”

Floyd L. Gaylor

Floyd L. Gaylor, age 83, of Jacksboro passed away Wednesday, August 30, 2017.  He was a member of East Jacksboro Baptist Church, a retired truck driver,  US Army veteran, and member of Jacksboro Masonic Lodge.  Preceded in death by wife, Janie Cordell Gaylor; parents, Rev. Everette & Lucy Hatmaker Gaylor; sister, Brenda Gaylor.

Survivors

Daughters:  Pam & Gary Moser

                   Teresa & Joey Russell

Grandchildren:  Amy Moser and Mike Foley, Stacy Moser

                          Zachariah and Sarah Russell

Great Grandchildren:  Taven & Aden

Brother:  Ray & wife Joyce Helen Gaylor

Sister:  Joan & Bobby Snodderly

Nieces:  Lisa Overbay & Susan Wilson

Masonic Service 8 PM Saturday with Funeral Service to follow at Cross-Smith Chapel

Rev. Gary Moser & Rev. Johnny Vanover officiating

Interment 3 PM Sunday Campbell Memorial Gardens with Military honors by

Campbell County Honor Guard

Family will receive friends 6 PM to 8 PM Saturday at Cross-Smith Funeral Home

Condolences may be given online at http://www.cross-smithfuneralhome.com/

Arrangements by Cross-Smith Funeral Home

Marjorie Louise (Poston) Hatmaker

Marjorie Louise (Poston) Hatmaker, age 75, of LaFollette passed away Wednesday, August 30, 2017.  A member of Coolidge Ridge Baptist Church.  Preceded in death by son, Stanley Hatmaker; parents, Joseph and Tishia (Williamson) Poston; sister, Ruby Henegar; brothers, Carl, Lloyd, and J D Poston

Survivors

Husband:  Floyd Hatmaker

Daughters & Sons-in-law:  Shawnetta and Tony Wallace

                                            Melishia and Larry Wayne Morris

Granddaughters:  Haley Paul

                             Kodi and Jason Dupuy

                             Chesni and Joe Bullman

Great Grandchildren - Maci Dupuy

                                     Alex and Adley Bullman

Sister:  Ruth Sebby

Family will receive friends 10 AM to 11 AM Friday at Cross-Smith Funeral Home and proceed to Bakers Forge Cemetery for 11:30 AM Graveside Services & Interment with Rev. Kenny Allen officiating

Condolences may be given online at http://www.cross-smithfuneralhome.com/

Arrangements by Cross-Smith Funeral Home

Raymond Adkins

Raymond Adkins, age 81 departed this life Tuesday, August 29, 2017. 

He is preceded in death by wife Barbara Grace Adkins; parents Fred and Amy (Kimberlin) Adkins; brothers Walter, Chester, and Lester Adkins; sister Brenda Adkins.

He is survived by sons James Adkins & wife Julie of Seymour, TN, Robert Adkins & wife Tracy of Kingston, TN, Thomas Adkins & wife Renee of Powell, TN; daughters Debbie Mathis & husband Tom of Powell, TN, and Cathy Homely of LaFollette; brothers Danny Adkins and wife Janice, Don Adkins, Jerry Adkins, Billy Adkins & wife Barbara, Lloyd Adkins, all of LaFollette; sister Helen Adkins of LaFollette; 9 grandchildren &

5 great grandchildren. 

Graveside service for Raymond is 11 AM Friday, September 01, 2017 in Woodlawn cemetery.

Arrangements by Martin Wilson Funeral Home “Where families matter most”

Mr. Adkins guestbook may be viewed at www.martinwilsonfuneralhome.com

Gary Reynolds

Gary Reynolds, age 65 of LaFollette passed away Wednesday, August 30, 2017.  He attended Stanfield Church of God.  Gary enjoyed four-wheeling, gardening, and spending time with his family.  He also loved spending time with his friends at Creekside Market.

He is preceded in death by parents Daniel and Annie Reynolds; brother William L.C. Reynolds; sister Wanda Reynolds Moore; nephew Justin Weaver.

He is survived by wife Linda Reynolds; stepsons Anthony Walden & wife Miranda of Caryville, and Brent Walden of Knoxville; brothers Lonnie Reynolds & wife Gladys of Jacksboro, and Diance Reynolds & wife Elsie of Ohio; sister Brenda Weaver & husband Paul of LaFollette; special niece Tammy Bostic & husband Stanley of LaFollette; step grandchildren Jacob Walden, Nathaniel Walden, and Lily Hatfield; a host of other relatives & friends.

Visitation will be 5-7 PM Friday, September 01, 2017 in the chapel of Martin Wilson Funeral Home followed by funeral service at 7 PM with Rev. Delmus Bruce & Johnny Vanover officiating.  Friends & family will meet for the Interment 10 AM Saturday, September 02, 2017 in Halls cemetery.

Arrangements by Martin Wilson Funeral Home “Where families matter most”

Mr. Reynold’s guestbook may be viewed at www.martinwilsonfuneralhome.com

Michael Robert Kitts

Michael Robert Kitts, age 70 of Jacksboro passed away Tuesday, August 29, 2017.  He attended West LaFollette Baptist Church.  Michael enjoyed watching boxing and spending time with his family.  He was a hard-working simple man that loved cutting up, joking with people, and buying silly hats he would wear.

He is preceded in death by parents Michael Woodrow and Chrysteen Elizabeth (Lyons) Kitts.

He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Ruby Marie (Hatfield) Kitts of Jacksboro; son Michael Joey Kitts of LaFollette; daughter Dana ReShae Kitts of LaFollette; brothers Jerry Siler Kitts of LaFollette; sisters Rosalind (Kitts) Sharp and husband David E. of Knoxville, Judith Ann (Kitts) Dobson and husband Joe Carl of Corbin, KY.,

and Theresa Marie (Kitts) Batrus and husband William of California; grandchildren

Isaac Ward, Jacob Ward, Michael Neal Kitts, Kari Ann Kitts, and Waylon Joey Kitts; great grandchildren Carson & Raelyn; several nieces, nephews, & relatives.

Visitation for Mr. Kitts will be 12-2 PM, Sunday, September 3, 2017 in the chapel of Martin Wilson Funeral Home; funeral service following at 2 PM with Rev. Sampson Ridenour officiating.  Interment will be at Powell Valley Memorial Gardens.

Arrangements by Martin Wilson Funeral Home “Where families matter most”

Mr. Kitts guestbook may be viewed at www.martinwilsonfuneralhome.com

Thomas Allan Richardson

Thomas Allan Richardson, age  66, of LaFollette passed away Sunday, August 27, 2017.  A US Navy veteran.  Preceded in death by father, Shields Richardson; sister, Sheila Richardson

Survivors

Wife:  Debbie Suttles Richardson

Daughters:  Angela Bingham & husband Bradley

                   Stacey Mills & husband Brian

                   Christina Richardson

                   Sarah Richardson Turner & husband Derek

Step Sons:  John Eastman

                   Robert Eastman

17 Grandchildren

Mother:  Ernestine Bronson Richardson

Brothers:  Jack Richardson, Gerry Richardson, and Terry Richardson

Several nieces and nephews

Funeral Services 8 PM Wednesday Cross-Smith Chapel

Interment 11 AM Thursday Powell Valley Cemetery with Military honors by Campbell County Honor Guard

Family will receive friends 6 PM to 8 PM Wednesday at Cross-Smith Funeral Home

Condolences may be given online at http://www.cross-smithfuneralhome.com/

Arrangements by Cross-Smith Funeral Home

Willie Jean Hickey

Mrs. Willie Jean Hickey age 83 of Caryville passed away Sunday, August 27, 2017.  She was a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church.  Preceded in death by Parents, James A. and Lena Heatherly Broyles; Brothers, Joe Broyles and Bobby Joe Broyles; Sisters, Lois Howard and Lillian Risner.

Survivors: Husband, Mr. R. Donald Hickey; Children, Donna Kay Meintel and Husband Tom, Terry Douglas Hickey, and Scott Anthony Hickey and Wife Lisa; Granddaughter and Caregiver, Brandy Mason Hickey; Six Grandchildren; Nine Great-grandchildren; Three Great-Great-Grandchildren; Brother, Ray Broyles; Sisters, Daisy Broyles and Shirley Gall.  Several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

A memorial service will be Sunday, September 3 at 4:00 P.M. at Hillcrest Baptist Church with Rev. Lynn Ray officiating.  The family will receive friends from 2 P.M. to 4 P.M. Sunday before services.  Online condolences for Mrs. Hickey may be made at www.waltersfuneralhome.net. Walters Funeral Home of LaFollette is honored to be serving the family of Mrs. Willie Jean Hickey.  

Delores Dianne Disney Adkins

Delores Dianne Disney Adkins, age 61 of Caryville, passed away on August 25, 2017 at the Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge. She was born in Campbell County, Tennessee on May 21, 1956 to the late William E. Disney and Mary Lou Pyles Disney. Dianne was of the Baptist Faith. When she was able, Dianne enjoyed spending time camping, fishing, and spending time with her family and friends, especially her grandkids. Dianne was an employee of Git N Go Market for many years. In addition to her parents, Dianne is preceded in death by her brother, Walter E. Disney. 

Survivors

Husband     Danny Adkins    Caryville

Daughters   Daphene Morris and Brian Leland, NC

                   Mary Speegle and Robby     Clinton

Sons          Tony Adkins    Powell

                  Michael Adkins       Clinton

Brothers    Hobert Disney      Jacksboro

                  Dale Disney and Janie     Knoxville

                 Aubrey “Peanut” Disney and Audrey  LaFollette

                 Steve Disney   Caryville

Grandchildren     Cara, Amelia, and Elizabeth Morris

                           Cassandra, Krysta, and Conner Speegle

Several nieces, nephews and other family members and friends.

Visitation:  6:00 – 8:00 PM, Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at Hatmaker Funeral Home in Lake City, TN.

Funeral Service: 8:00 PM Tuesday, August 29, 2017 in the Hatmaker Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. George Asbury officiating.

Interment: Family and Friends will meet at Hatmaker Funeral Home in Lake City at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 to go in procession to Windrock Cemetery in Oliver Springs for an 11:00 AM graveside service.

Edgar “Paul” Baile

Mr. Edgar “Paul” Bailey age 68 of LaFollette passed away Friday, August 25, 2017.  He was of the Baptist Faith, an avid fisherman, gardener, and was a wonderful Husband, Father, and Grandfather who loved his family very much and especially adored his Grandchildren.  Preceded in death by Stepson, Kenneth DeWayne “Kenny” Jordan, Parents, George Robert Bailey and Elva Horne Bailey, Sister, Joan Terry.   

Survivors:  Wife, Wendy Bailey; Daughters, Ginger Kitts and husband Tim, Amanda Jaca and husband Mark, Alisha Carroll and husband Bobby, and Christina Holden and husband Josh; Son, Robert Bailey and wife JoAnn; 18 Grandchildren; Sisters, Janice Bailey, Ella Mae Winkler, and Tessia Hayes and husband Jerry; Brother, Arnold Bailey and wife Carolyn; Brother-in-Law, Michael Terry.  Several Nieces, Nephews, other relatives and friends.   

Funeral services Tuesday 8 P.M. at Walters Funeral Home Chapel with Bishop Delmus Bruce officiating.  Family and friends will meet Wednesday 10 A.M. at Walters Funeral Home and proceed to Melvin Cemetery for graveside services and interment.  The family will receive friends Tuesday from 6 to 8 P.M. before services.  Online condolences for Paul may be made at www.waltersfuneralhome.net.  Walters Funeral Home of LaFollette is honored to be serving the family of Mr. Edgar “Paul” Bailey.

Vicki Johnson Hartzell

Vicki Johnson Hartzell, age 56 of LaFollette passed away Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at her residence.  She enjoyed boating, flowers, fishing, being on the lake, and spending time with her family. 

She is preceded in death by father Donald E. Johnson.

She is survived by husband Robert A. Hartzell Jr. of LaFollette; mother Nancy Johnson of Centerville, Ohio; daughters Paula Burnett & husband Jerry of Miamisburg, Ohio, Amy Neace & husband Terry of Centerville, Ohio, and Rebecca Hartzell of Dayton, Ohio; brother Jeff Johnson of Hillard, Ohio; grandchildren Cole Sanders, Logan Sanders, Hayley Neace, and Colin Neace; nieces Emma Johnson & Olivia Johnson; a host of other relatives and friends.

At the request of family, she will be cremated and no services are planned at this time.

Arrangements by Martin Wilson Funeral Home “Where families matter most”

Mrs. Hartzell’s guestbook may be viewed at www.martinwilsonfuneralhome.com

Charles "Jack" Goins

Rev. Charles "Jack" Goins, age 77, of Speedwell, gained his Heavenly home Tuesday, August 22, 2017.  Jack was a true man of God who served his faith in every action of his life.  He was a devoted pastor of Pine Grove Baptist Church for 39 years preaching God's word and caring for every person that crossed the threshold of the church.  He was a friend to all and reached out to everyone no matter their standing in life.  He was the dedicated husband of Barbara Dykes Goins for 57 years and the loving father of four children, Sherry, Darryl, Nancy, and Kristy.  Through him, they learned to put God first, Stand for what you believe in, work hard, and so many other life lessons that they are innumerable. He was a member of Valley Star Masonic Lodge No. 577 F. & A. M. Speedwell, Tennessee.  He was preceded in death by his father, Everette "Cotton" Goins and mother, Ida Rutherford Goins; brother, Jim Goins; sisters, Jane Goins and Faye Bourff.  He will be greatly missed and never forgotten by all whose life's he touched.

Survived by wife of 57 years, Barbara Goins

Daughters:  Sherry Marlow and husband Francis "Beaver" Marlow

                    Nancy Smith and husband Scott Smith

                    Kristy Daugherty and Edward Daugherty

Son:  Darryl Goins

Grandchildren:  Joshua Marlow, Brandon Daugherty, Hannah Daugherty, Brian Pauley

Great-granddaughter:  Adalynn Grace Pauley

Brothers:  John Goins, Steve Goins, and Greg Goins

Sisters:  Janice Bolton and Dorothy Robinson

Masonic Services will be held at 7 PM Thursday Cross-Smith Chapel with Funeral

Services to follow

Rev. Josh Shoupes officiating

Interment 11 AM Friday Well Springs Cemetery

Family will receive friends 5 PM to 7 PM Thursday at Cross-Smith Funeral Home

Condolences may be given online at http://www.cross-smithfuneralhome.com/

Arrangements by Cross-Smith Funeral Home

Fredrick “Joe” L. Lamb

On January 26, 1941, Fredrick L. Lamb was born to Clarence F. and Myrtle N. Lamb in Dutch Valley, Lake City, Tennessee. He is known to most as Joe, which is what his father called him. He is one of seven siblings, having five brothers and one sister. When he was 13 years old, Joe and his family moved to Perkinsville, Indiana. Growing up, he learned to work on cars, trucks, and heavy equipment. He also learned: how to build houses, electrical work, auto body, woodworking, and many other valuable trades. His first job at the age of 13 was mowing lawns. He moved on to building houses and working in a truck garage cleaning the exterior of semi-trucks. He attended Lapel High School and graduated in 1960. Joe served in the Army National Guard from 1963 to 1969, specializing in communications and chemicals. Joe is an expert marksman and loved to shoot the M14 and the Bazooka. In November of 1963, he married Autie Stephenson and became a father to three daughters. Alice was born in 1965, Anita in 1967, who passed in 2012, and Anne in 1971. In 1965 Joe began working for Delco Remy, a division of General Motors, in Anderson, Indiana and remained with the company until his retirement in 1996. He was credited with extra time for working many years in the Plant 5 Foundry, making his years of service 33. In 1985, Joe married his true love and best friend, Elsie, and gained another daughter, Leonora, who was born in 1971. He now has 9 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Joe and Elsie have been married for 31 years and are very happy and still very much in love. They enjoy spending time together and with family and friends. Joe is a man of very strong faith and walks closely with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. He has been a faithful member of Clinch River Baptist Church in Lake City since 1996. In his family, he has instilled the values of hard work, honesty, integrity, compassion, determination, always keeping your word, and dealing fairly with others, as well as the value of a good education and trusting in the Lord. After retirement Joe and Elsie moved back to Lake City (Rocky Top) where they reside today. He enjoys doing projects in his woodshop and still loves building things and working on machinery and heavy equipment of all sorts. Joe has served the Medford Volunteer Fire Department for 19 years. To all who know him, Joe is a wonderful man who can be depended upon and trusted. He is always willing to lend a helping hand do what it takes to get the job done. He has never met a stranger, and always has time to visit and let you know that you are important to him. Joe went home to be with his Lord and Savior on August 19, 2017. In addition to his parents, Joe is preceded in death by his daughter, Anita Lamb, two brothers, and his sister.

Goldie Jean (Sweat) Longmire

Goldie Jean (Sweat) Longmire, age 72 of LaFollette passed away Monday, August 21, 2017 very peacefully surrounded by family after a courageous battle with ALS.  She was a member of Coolidge First Baptist Church and a faithful pastor's wife of 52 years.  She loved the Lord and read her Bible faithfully.  She enjoyed being with her family, especially her grandkids and having them over for Sunday dinner.

Preceded in death by her parents, Sween Isaac & Eltha Jane (Turner) Sweat; sisters, Joan Actress, Francis Izetta; brother, Paul Sween Sweat

Survived by her husband of 52 years, William H. (Sonny) Longmire

Son and daughter-in-law:  William Todd & wife Stacy Longmire

Daughter and son-in-law:  Amy & husband Roger Leach

Grandchildren:  Caleb, Ethan and Hannah Leach

                          Brett, Jody, and Cooper Longmire

Sisters:  Barbara Sweat

             Oma Sweat

             Vernettie Holmes

Niece:  Pam Millican

Nephews:  Paul Sweat, Jr., Patrick Sweat, John Holmes & Jeff Holmes

Special Thank you to caregivers:  Kayla Leach, Ashley Cheek and Tammy Teaque

Host of other Relatives and friends

Services 8 PM Wednesday Coolidge First Baptist Church

Pastor Chuck Kohlmeyer , Pastor Roger Leach and Rev. Ethan Leach officiating

Interment 11 AM Thursday Longmire Cemetery

Grandsons & nephews will be Pallbearers

Family will receive friends 6 PM to 8 PM Wednesday Coolidge First Baptist Church

Condolences may be given online at http://www.cross-smithfuneralhome.com/

Arrangements by Cross-Smith Funeral Home

Ancil Lee Ward

Ancil Lee Ward, age 74 of Jacksboro passed away Monday, August 21, 2017. He was of the Baptist faith.  Ancil Loved to fish, working, and spending time with his family. 

He is preceded in death by son Onva Ward; parents Jess and Ofa (Risden) Ward; grandson Michael Lee Ward; brothers Robert Ward and J.L. Ward; sisters Bernice Harness, Leetta Chick, Birdie Silcox, and Imogene Hicks.

He is survived by sons Zendall Lee Ward & wife Kathy of LaFollette, Kevin Ward of Jacksboro, Marvin Ward of Jacksboro, Jessie Ward of Jacksboro, and Scott Ward & wife Michelle of Caryville; daughter Roseann Ward of LaFollette; companion Patsy York of Jacksboro; Mother of his children Barbara Ward of Caryville; sister Esther Miller of Jacksboro; 10 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, and several nieces, nephews, relatives, & friends.

Visitation will be 6:00-8:00 PM Friday, August 25, 2017 in chapel of Martin Wilson Funeral Home.  Funeral Service will be 11:00 AM Saturday,

August 26, 2017 at New Canaan United Baptist Church with Rev. Chris Wilson and Rev. Sampson Ridenour officiating followed by interment in New Canaan Baptist Church cemetery.

Arrangements by Martin Wilson Funeral Home “Where families matter most”

Mr. Ward’s guestbook may be viewed at www.martinwilsonfuneralhome.com

Edna Mary Ashley

Edna Mary Ashley, age 78 of LaFollette passed away on Monday,

August 21, 2017 at UT Medical Center in Knoxville. Edna loved gardening, cooking and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren, she worked at the Diner for 10 plus years.

Preceded in death by Parents David and Easter Pierce, 1st husband Hubert Ashley and 2nd husband Danny Housley.

Survived by Sons Kenneth (Tink) Pierce of LaFollette and Danny Housley of Atlanta, GA, Daughters Linda Springman and husband Roger of Cleveland, TN and Brenda Housley of Bethlehem, GA, Grandchildren Mitchell, James and Wayne Henry, Kendra Pierce, Alexis Brewer, Haden, Ethan and Breanna Hutchison, 4 Great Grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be 6:00-8:00 pm on Thursday August 24, 2017 in chapel of Martin Wilson Funeral Home with funeral to follow at 8:00 with Rev. Mike Smith officiating. Family will have private burial on Friday August 25, 2017 at Bolinger cemetery.

Arrangements by Martin Wilson Funeral Home “Where families matter most”

Edna’s guestbook may be viewed at www.martinwilsonfuneralhome.com

Willie Cecil Davis

Willie Cecil Davis, born March 6, 1947 went home to be with the Lord and family

August 20, 2017 at U.T. Medical Center.  Willie was an avid fisherman, he especially loved fishing with Little Sis Rosetta.  He also loved playing with his dog “Braveheart” and working around his home.

He is preceded in death by parents William and Vestie Davis; brothers Lex, Louis, and James Davis; sisters Alma Teague, Betty Hoskinds, and Linda Markwell.

He is survived by daughters Michelle, Christy, and Kim of Dayton, Ohio; brothers Jerry (Gary) Davis of LaFollette, John (Buster) Davis of Dayton, Ohio; sisters Rosetta Davis, Cathy Johnson, Thelma Davis, Phyllis Hamblin, all of LaFollette, & Bertie Triplett of Dayton, Ohio; close nieces and nephews: Angela Bray, Victoria Wilson, Caitlynn Wilson, Missie Bolton, Jackie Clouse, Brianna Clouse, Karleigh Clouse & Brady Clouse; a large host of nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.

Visitation for Willie will be 6-8 PM Wednesday, August 23, 2017 in the chapel of Martin Wilson Funeral Home; funeral service to follow at 8 PM with Karleigh Clouse reading the obituary and Rev. Tim Moore officiating.   Friends and family will meet 11 AM Thursday, August 24, 2017 at Martin Wilson Funeral Home with the 12 PM interment in Lambdin cemetery.

Arrangements by Martin Wilson Funeral Home “Where families matter most”

Willie’s guestbook may be viewed at martinwilsonfuneralhome.com

Carnus Parker, Jr.

Mr. Carnus Parker, Jr. age 76 of LaFollette passed away Friday, August 18, 2017.  He was of the Baptist Faith.  Preceded in death by Wife, Betty L. Goins Parker, Parents, Carnus T. Parker, Sr. and Edna Pyles Parker.   

Survivors:  Daughter, Sherry Parker and husband Wayne Towe; Son, Lonnie Goins and wife Sadie Goins; 3 Grandchildren, Dale Goins, Zachary Towe, and David Towe; Sisters, Anna Mae Smith, Bonnie Parker, and Mary McKoon; Special Friend, Arthur Jones; and Cousin, Steve Pyles.  Several Nieces, Nephews, other relatives and friends.   

Funeral services Tuesday 8 P.M. at Walters Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Gary Moser officiating.  Family and friends will meet Wednesday 10:15 A.M. at Walters Funeral Home and proceed to Victory Cemetery for graveside services and interment.  The family will receive friends Tuesday from 6 to 8 P.M. before services.  Online condolences for Carnus may be made at www.waltersfuneralhome.net.  Walters Funeral Home of LaFollette is honored to be serving the family of Mr. Carnus Parker, Jr. 

Odes McKamey, Jr.

Odes McKamey, Jr. age 50, of Oliver Springs formerly of Caryville passed away Friday, August 18, 2017 at his home surrounded by his family. He was a member of Meadowview Baptist Church and a U.S. Army Veteran. Preceded in death by father, Odes McKamey; grandparents, Walter and Cloda Cross McKamey; Horace and Minnie Phillips Daugherty.

Survivors

Son: Brandon McKamey

Mother: Shelby McKamey

Sister: Sheree and husband Randy Craig

Nieces: Megan and husband Heath Bunch

            Lauren Craig

Great Niece: Eden Alise Bunch

Uncles: Mart and Wife Lois McKamey

            David McKamey

Aunt: Jewel Phillips

Several cousins other relatives and friends

Services 6 PM Sunday at Cross-Smith Chapel

Rev. Lee Phillips and Rev. Kevin Ward officiating

Interment 12 Noon Monday at Beech Fork Cemetery with Military Honors by Campbell County Honor Guard 

Family will receive friends 4 PM to 6 PM Sunday at Cross-Smith Funeral Home

Condolences may be given at http://www.cross-smithfuneralhome.com

Arrangements by Cross-Smith Funeral Home

Shirley Faye Scott

Shirley Faye Scott, age 64 of Jacksboro departed this life on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 after a long and courageous battle with lung cancer.  She attended New Life Ministry Center.  Shirley was a very loving wife of 43 years.  Her passion was her family and her career.  She was a very giving, selfless, and caring person that always put the needs of others before her own.

She is preceded in death by father, Hoyt Russell; brother Everett Russell.

She is survived by husband Charles Scott of Jacksboro; daughters Amy Scott Burton and husband Jason of Grovetown, Georgia, & Jennifer Lambert and husband E.J. of Cleveland, TN; mother Hazel Russell; brothers David Russell and wife Jami of Arab, Alabama, & Mark Russell and wife Selena of Jacksboro; sister Renee Angel and husband Patrick of LaFollette; grandchildren Jacob Lambert and Samara Scott.

Visitation for Shirley will be 5-8 PM Friday, August 18, 2017 in the chapel of Martin Wilson Funeral Home followed by funeral service at 8 PM with Rev. Jason Burton officiating.  Friends and family will meet 10 AM Saturday, August 19, 2017 at Martin Wilson Funeral Home for the 11 AM interment in Powell Valley Cemetery.

Arrangements by Martin Wilson Funeral Home “Where families matter most”

Mrs. Scott’s guestbook may be viewed at martinwilsonfuneralhome.com

Stiner, Tommy C. – Colonel (Retired)

Stiner, Tommy C. – Colonel (Retired) and former Campbell County Executive Tommy C. Stiner, 79, passed away on Wednesday, August 16, 2017. 

He was a distinguished veteran of the Vietnam War, who served two tours of duty as a helicopter pilot and saved many lives while endangering his own.  He served 29 years in the US Army, and retired in 1992 as the most highly decorated veteran from the state of Tennessee, with decorations including the Silver Star, Legion of Merit with two Oak Leaf Clusters, Distinguished Flying Cross with Oak Leaf Cluster, Bronze Star with five Oak Leaf Clusters, Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster, Air Medal with Valor Device and 27 Oak Leaf Clusters, Meritorious Service Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Vietnam Cross of Gallantry, and numerous other individual and foreign awards.

Following his Army service, Tom and his family returned home to Campbell County, Tennessee, where he initially took up farming until he was asked to run for political office as the Campbell County Executive.  Tom was elected three times and served 10 years from 1992 to 2002.  Under his leadership, Campbell County built a health department, a recycling center, career center, an elementary school, two middle schools, one high school, and established a community college campus.  He oversaw the construction of an industrial park, new roads, bridges, and 133 miles of new water lines for citizens without water.  He personally recruited numerous new industry partners, and significantly strengthened the tourism industry within the County.

Following retirement from political office, he served as Chairman of the Local Government Planning Advisory Committee for the State of Tennessee and served on the boards of a number of East Tennessee economic and community development agencies.  He has served as Director and the Chairman of the East Tennessee Human Resource Agency, Director and the Chairman of the Mountain Valley Economic Authority, Director of the Campbell County Chamber of Commerce, Director of Community Health of East Tennessee (CHET), President of the South Campbell County Rotary Club, and was a member of the Board of Directors at First Volunteer Bank.  He remained in his hometown of LaFollette and remained active in attempts to better the community until his passing.

He earned a Bachelor's of Science Degree from East TN State University and a Master's Degree of Political Science from University of TN Knoxville and a member of Phi Kappa Alpha fraternity.

He is preceded in death by his father Emit Stiner, mother Hassie Stiner, brother Glen Stiner, and Sister Jo Ann Sharp.  He is survived by his wife of 54 years Judy Stiner, son Mark Stiner, daughter-in-law Alyssa Stiner, granddaughter Nicole Stiner, grandson Sean Stiner, brother Carl Wade Stiner and wife Sue Stiner, brother Emory Stiner and wife Caroline Stiner, sister-in-law Marjorie Shrader and husband Jim Shrader, Nieces Carla Reel, Tommi Allen, Laurie Lancaster, and Shannon James, Nephew Derrick Stiner, and many, many friends.  Family will welcome friends and admirers on Saturday from 12 to 3 at the First Baptist Church of LaFollette on Central Ave.  Following the visitation, a short service will be held at the church followed by military honors and interment at Powell Valley Memorial Gardens, with Duane Mills officiating.

The family requests donations in lieu of flowers to the Community Health of East Tennessee (CHET), an organization to which Tom dedicated much of his time and energy during his later years and of which he was very proud.  Donations may be sent to: CHET, 130 Independence Lane, LaFollette TN 37766.

Condolences may be given online at http://www.cross-smithfuneralhome.com/

Arrangements by Cross-Smith Funeral Home

 

 

John "Johnny" A. Ayers, Jr.

John "Johnny" A. Ayers, Jr. beloved father of John Kelly (Amy) Ayers; cherished grandfather of Evan and Logan Ayers, Camille and Clara Ortega; dear brother of Betty Sue Nayles, Martha Ann Adkins, Sammie Jo Jeffers, Patricia Jane Bryant, Marietta McCullah and Millard Michael Ayers; uncle to numerous nieces and nephews; close friend of many years to James "Jim" Sferra. He was preceded in death by his parents, John Alfred and Etta Ayers. Went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday August 15, 2017 Age 79. Residence Goshen, OH and formerly of Jellico, TN. John served in the US Army during the Cuban Missile Crisis. He worked as a Supervisor and retired from Whiteway Spaulding Inc. He loved to hunt and fish; and restored a 1948 Studebaker pick-up truck. John was a simple man that enjoyed the simple pleasures of life with his many friends and family. Visitation will be Friday August 18th from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Evans Funeral Home, 1944 St. Rt. 28, Goshen, OH. Funeral service will be 10:00 AM Saturday August 19th at the funeral home. Burial with military honors will follow at Goshen Cemetery. Special thanks to Hospice of Cincinnati for their care and assistance for John and his family. Memorial contributions may be given to Hospice of Cincinnati.  This notice is courtesy of Walters Funeral Home in La Follette.

Curtis “Curt” Ellison

Mr. Curtis “Curt” Ellison age 83 of Jacksboro passed away Sunday, August 13, 2017.  He was a member of Trinity Baptist Church, was a NASCAR fan and a loving Husband, Father, and Grandfather.  Preceded in death by Wife, Mrs. Vena Mae Ellison in January 2007, Parents, Roosevelt and Cora Pierce Ellison, Sister, Ruby Yoakum, and Brother, Clyde Ellison.   

Survivors:  Son, Roger Ellison and wife, Jackie; Daughter, Victoria Adkins; 5 Grandchildren; 5 Great Grandchildren; Sisters, Irene Ausmus and Leada Lowe; Brothers, Walter Ellison and wife, Sue and Bud Ellison and wife, Joyce.  Several Nieces, Nephews, other relatives and friends.   

Funeral services Wednesday 8 P.M. at Walters Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Chris Allen officiating.  Family and friends will meet Thursday 10 A.M. at Beeler Cemetery for graveside services and interment.  The family will receive friends Wednesday from 6 to 8 P.M. before services.  Online condolences for Curt may be made at www.waltersfuneralhome.net.  Walters Funeral Home of LaFollette is honored to be serving the family of Mr. Curtis “Curt” Ellison.

Lee (Dexter) Brown

Mr. Lee (Dexter) Brown age 79 of LaFollette went home to be with the Lord on Monday, August 14, 2017.  He was a very loving Husband and Father.  He enjoyed spending time with his Family, traveling and fishing.  Preceded in death by Son-in-law, Robbie Young; Parents, Paris and Tempia Brown; Brother, Billie Joe Brown; Sisters, Betty Rutherford and Barbara Brown.

Survived by Loving Wife of 57 years JoAnn Brown; Children, Joyce Goins and Husband, Mitchell; Randall Brown, James Brown and Wife, Judy, Donna Brown, and Patti Brown Young; 11 Grandchildren and several Great-grandchildren; Sisters, Fannie Lea Brown and Geraldine Anderson.

All services for Mr. Brown will be private.  Online condolences for Mr. Brown may be made at www.waltersfuneralhome.net.  Walters Funeral Home of LaFollette is honored to be serving the family of Mr. Lee (Dexter) Brown.

Melanie A. Wasberg

Melanie A. Wasberg, age 44 of Jacksboro passed away Thursday, August 10, 2017.  She enjoyed watching movies, sitting on her porch, clearance shopping, and telling jokes.  Melanie loved spending time with her family and friends, especially her daughter Brittany, whom she loved very much.

She is preceded in death by parents Earl and Alice Imogene (Baird) Pierce; brother Earl Pierce.

She is survived by husband Eric Wasberg, Sr. of Jacksboro; son Eric Wasberg Jr. of Toledo, Ohio; daughter Brittany Marie Wasberg of Jacksboro; brothers Marvin Pierce of Toledo, Ohio; sisters Donna Seeber of Toledo Ohio, Lois Rauch of Dayton Ohio, Vickie Vasquez of Toledo Ohio and Lisa York of Toledo Ohio.

Visitation for Melanie will be 6-8 PM Saturday, August 19, 2017 in the chapel of Martin Wilson Funeral Home followed by funeral service at 8 PM.

Arrangements by Martin Wilson Funeral Home “Where families matter most”

Mrs. Wasberg’s guestbook may be viewed at martinwilsonfuneralhome.com

Hazel Byrd

Mrs. Hazel Byrd age 89 of Jacksboro passed away Thursday, August 10, 2017.  Preceded in death by Parents, Calvin and Rosey McGhee Marlowe, Sister, Nadine Elkins, and Brother, Raymond Marlowe.   

Survivors:  Children, Sherry K. Jordan, Ricky Lynn Hutson, and Tony A. Byrd; Grandchildren, Susan, Jennifer, Neil, and Amanda; Great Grandchildren, Alyssa, Ryan, and Neil; Sisters, Christine Goins and Easter (Betty) Trammell.  Several Nieces, Nephews, other relatives and friends.   

All services will be private.  Online condolences for Mrs. Byrd may be made at www.waltersfuneralhome.net.  Walters Funeral Home of LaFollette is honored to be serving the family of Mrs. Hazel Byrd.

Lena Elnora Woods Cummings

Mrs. Lena Elnora Woods Cummings age 84 of LaFollette passed away Wednesday, August 9, 2017, at U. T. Medical Center after a long illness.  She was a member of East LaFollette Baptist Church.  Preceded in death by Parents, Rueben Douglas Woods and Emma Johnson Woods, Brother, Emanual Alonzo Woods, and Sister, Delpharine Hill.

Survivors:  Husband of 63 years, Ret. SSGT Aaron G. (Jack) Cummings; Son, Charles S. Cummings and wife Amelia; Daughter, Anne Baldridge and husband Joe; Grandchildren, Felicia Cummings, Brett, Brandon and Andrea Baldridge; 4 Great Grandchildren; Sister, Ida Norma Jean Siler; Special Friends, Sylvia Woods, Linda Carson, and Beverly Capps.   Several nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. 

Funeral services Monday 8 P.M. at Walters Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Hobert McCreary officiating.   Family and friends will meet Tuesday 10:30 A.M. at Walters Funeral Home and proceed to Woodlawn Cemetery for graveside services and interment.  The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 P.M. Monday before services.  Online condolences for Mrs. Cummings may be made at www.waltersfuneralhome.net.  Walters Funeral Home of LaFollette is honored to be serving the family of Mrs. Lena Elnora Woods Cummings.

James Earl Boshears

Mr. James Earl Boshears age 64 of Jacksboro passed away Wednesday, August 9, 2017.  He was preceded in death by Parents, Gilbert and Christine Williams Boshears, Brothers Phillip, Harvey, and Verlin Boshears and two infant Brothers.

Survivors:  Son, James Earl Boshears, Jr. and wife Jackie; Daughter, April Boshears Thompson and husband Dennis; Grandchildren, Madison Boshears McDaniel, Lauren Pridemore, and Taylor Pridemore; Great Grandchild, Isabella McDaniel; Sisters, Charlotte Rosenbalm and Debra Boshears-Gunter and husband Walter; Brother Eddie Dean Boshears and wife Barbara; Sister-in-Law, Pam Boshears Tobias.  Several Nieces, Nephews, other relatives and friends.

Funeral Services Sunday 11 A.M. at Walters Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Anson Caldwell officiating.  Interment to follow at Turley Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 AM Sunday before services.   Online condolences for Mr. Boshears may be made at www.waltersfuneralhome.net.  Walters Funeral Home of LaFollette is honored to be serving the family of Mr. James Earl Boshears.

Edna Gillum Overton

Edna Gillum Overton of Dayton, TN., formerly of LaFollette, departed this world for her heavenly home Wednesday, August 9, 2017.  She was born in Pineville, KY and moved to LaFollette at an early age.  She was a member of High Street Baptist Church, a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great grandmother.  Preceded in death by husband Arvel Overton Sr., infant son Arvel Overton Jr.; parents Tom and Mahalia Howard Gillum; sister Ethel Hignite; brother Howard Gillum.

She is survived by daughters Ella Lee Marshall, Ida Jean Ayers (Jerry), Stella Adams, and Sarah Murray (Edward); son Johnny Overton (Darla).  Five grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren; sister Ella Shepherd; sister-in-law Stella Ridinger; several nephews, nieces, and a host of other relatives and friends.

The family will receive friends 6:00 – 8:00 PM Friday, August 11, 2017 at Martin Wilson Funeral Home.  Edna will lie in state from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM in the chapel of Martin Wilson Funeral Home on Saturday, August 12th. The funeral service will follow at 2:00 PM with Rev. Kenny Gillum officiating. Her internment will follow in Woodlawn cemetery. 

Arrangements by Martin Wilson Funeral Home “Where families matter most”

Ms. Overton’s guestbook may be viewed at martinwilsonfuneralhome.com

Nila Charlette Russell

Nila Charlette Russell, age 72 of Speedwell went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, August 9, 2017.  She was of the Baptist faith.  Nila was a very loving Mother, and grandmother that enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.  She loved going to church and cooking for her family.

She is preceded in death by husband William Eddie Russell; parents Cas and Emma (Hopper) Leach; sister Wanda Barnes.

She is survived by sons Matthew Russell and wife Laura of LaFollette, & Chad Russell of Speedwell; brothers Pete Leach & John Leach, both of Knoxville; sisters Reba Medley & Clayette Graves, both of Speedwell; grandchildren Benjamin, Isaac, Timmy, and Rylee Russell.

Visitation for Nila will be 5-8 PM Friday, August 11, 2017 in the chapel of Martin Wilson Funeral Home followed by funeral service at 8 PM with Rev. Tim Dupuy, Rev. Delmus Bruce, & Rev. Sampson Ridenour officiating.  Friends and family will meet 11 AM Saturday, August 12, 2017 in Ausmus Cemetery for interment.

Arrangements by Martin Wilson Funeral Home “Where families matter most”

Ms. Russell’s guestbook may be viewed at martinwilsonfuneralhome.com

Billy Metzler

Mr. Billy Metzler age 71 of LaFollette passed away Wednesday, August 9, 2017.  He was a veteran of the U. S. Army, a retired truck driver, and was of the Baptist faith.  Preceded in death by Parents, William and Dorothy Davis Metzler, Brothers, Danny, Caroll, Wayne, Bobby, and Tommy Metzler. 

Survivors:  Wife, Mrs. Carol Metzler; Son, John Metzler and wife Tommie; 2 Grandchildren, Sara Metzler and J. J. Metzler; Sisters, Dolores Baker, Lorene Carroll, Joyce Mason, Nova Metcalf, Donna Frazier, and Vivian Marlow.  Several Nieces, Nephews, other relatives and friends.   

Funeral services Saturday 8 P.M. at Walters Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Cecil Delk and Rev. Ray Graham officiating.  Family and friends will meet Sunday 2 P.M. at Bolton Cemetery for graveside services and interment with Full Military Honors conducted by the Campbell County Honor Guard.  The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 P.M. Saturday before services.  Online condolences for Billy may be made at www.waltersfuneralhome.net.  Walters Funeral Home of LaFollette is honored to be serving the family of Mr. Billy Metzler.

Wanda Sweat Jaworski

Wanda Sweat Jaworski age 74 of Jamestown, formerly of LaFollette passed away Monday August 7, 2017.  She was a member of Glade Springs Baptist Church.   Preceded in death by Husband, Jack Jaworski, Parents, Albert Sweat and Edith Paul Sweat, Brothers, Elmer, Ray, Clarence, and Lee Roy Sweat, Sister, JoAnn Greenwood.

Survivors:  Daughters, Donna Paul and husband, Stacy and Rose Jaworski and Arvel Blevins; 8 Grandchildren, Maranda, B.J., Marissa, Chase, Dakota, Ashlee, Jackie, and Jerrod; 4 Great Grandchildren, Zaiden, Natalyn, Adileigh, and Solomon; Sister, Wilma Boling and husband Stanley.  Several Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, Nieces, Nephews, other relatives and friends. 

Funeral services Thursday 8 P.M. at Walters Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ovid Bolton officiating.  Family and friends will meet Friday 10:30 A.M. at Walters Funeral Home and proceed to Glade Springs Cemetery for graveside services and interment.   The family will receive friends from 6 P.M. to 8 P.M. before services.  Online condolences for Wanda may be made at www.waltersfuneralhome.net.  Walters Funeral Home of LaFollette was honored to serve the family of Wanda Sweat Jaworski.

Zachary Scott Dick

Zachary Scott Dick, age 53 of Speedwell passed away Monday, August 7, 2017.  He was of the Baptist faith.  Scott enjoyed farming, riding in the mountains, cutting grass, fishing, and just loved life in general.

He is preceded in death by brother Tony Dick; grandparents Charlie and Lucille Stagnolia.

He is survived by sons Jarrett Dick of Jacksboro, & Josh Goins of LaFollette; daughter Ashley Smith of Knoxville, & Haley Dick-Collins of Cumberland Gap; mother Genny Heatherly & husband Wayne of Speedwell; 4 grandchildren, special friend Lora Nimety of Speedwell; a host of other relatives and friends.

At the request of the family Scott will be cremated.  No services are planned.

Scott’s guestbook may be viewed at martinwilsonfuneralhome.com

Arrangements by Martin Wilson Funeral Home “Where families matter most.”

Carole Eva Robbins

Carole Eva Robbins, age 82, of Jacksboro, relinquished life on Monday, August 7, 2017 at Physician's Regional Medical Center in Knoxville, TN.  Carole was born in Greeley, Colorado on October 7, 1934.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Billy Joe Robbins: parents, Charles Roy and Lela Eva (Armintrout) Ward: brothers, Ronald, Bill and Marvin: son, Billy Joe Jr. and daughter, Sherry Kay Swanstrom.

She is survived by a brother, Wayne (Dee) Ward of Littleton, Colorado; son, Michael Lee (Maria) of Duluth, Minnesota; daughter, Pamela Sue (Bobby) Riggs of Jacksboro; 9 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren,1 great-great grandchild and scores of nieces, nephews, family and friends to mourn her passing.

Married for 63 years, Carole and Bill raised their 4 children, Michael, Billy, Sherry and Pam in many locations across the US and around the world. A true military wife, she loved the adventure of experiencing what the world had to offer with her family. Possessing a true servant’s heart, Carole faithfully cared for family and friends through delicious cooking/baking – including cake decorating, sewing and crocheting. Her strong will to live, unwavering faith in God, and the love and prayers of family, friends, and many supporters carried her through 14 years of grueling Chemotherapy. Even as a child, she possessed a contagious smile and an entertaining sense of humor. Throughout her life she maintained a sweet and simple demeanor that won the trust and hearts of many, who even now are being changed by her unwavering love and faith. Her signature gift of joy, shown through her constant smiling, and laughter, will never be forgotten.

Memorial Services will be held at a later date

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Campbell County Cancer Associates, P.O. Box 122, Jacksboro, TN, 37757.

Graveside Services & Interment 2 PM Sunday, September 3rd at Campbell Memorial Gardens with Rev. George Asbury officiating

Cross-Smith Funeral Home of Lafollette provided funeral arrangements.

Linda M. Rookard

Mrs. Linda M. Rookard age 71 of LaFollette passed away Sunday, August 6, 2017.  She was of the Baptist faith.  Preceded in death by Son, Curtis Wayne Rookard; Parents, Marco Garcia and Hazel Douglas Garcia; Sister, Lisa Garcia; and Brother, Douglas Garcia.

Survivors:  Daughter, Kara Miller; Sons, Jack Rookard, Jr. and wife Kimberly, Douglas Rookard and wife LaTona, and Kevin Rookard and wife Charlene; Seven Grandchildren; One Great Grandchild; Sisters, Anita White and husband Ron, Dina Voutour and husband Tom, Terri Williamson, and Lori Belinsky; Brothers, Tony Garcia and wife Cheryl and Marco Garcia and wife Iris.  Several Nieces, Nephews, other relatives and friends. 

Memorial Services Friday 8 P.M. at Walters Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ron Williams officiating.   The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 P.M. Friday before services.  The family requests that in lieu of flowers memorials be made to the Campbell County Cancer Association, P. O. Box 122, Jacksboro, TN  37757.  Online condolences for Mrs. Rookard may be made at www.waltersfuneralhome.net.  Walters Funeral Home of LaFollette is honored to be serving the family of Mrs. Linda M. Rookard.

Edward Lee Overton

Mr. Edward Lee Overton of Waldorf, Maryland, passed away Monday, August 7, 2017.  Born on January 27, 1944, in Knoxville, TN he was the son the late Katherine Green and Robert Overton.  Fondly known as “Ed” and “Eddie”, Mr. Overton served in the U. S. Navy during Vietnam being Honorably Discharged.  He then worked for METRO in Washington, DC and served as a Station Manager.  Ed was an avid Washington Redskin fan and would visit Wal-Mart, Lowe’s and Home Depot on occasion.  He was a collector of a variety of articles but his greatest joy was being with his grandchildren. 

He is survived by his Wife of 50 years, Charlene Owens Overton; his Daughters, Melissa Overton and Melinda Ann Drumm and her husband Francis; Brother, Raymond Overton, Grandchildren, Matthew Long, Jr., Kayla Stark, Korey Hamlet, and Aldan Drumm; one Great Granddaughter “on the way”, Meadow.   

Graveside services and interment Monday 11 A.M. at Powell Valley Cemetery & Memorial Gardens with Rev. Chris Thomas officiating.  Full Military Honors will be conducted by the Campbell County Honor Guard.  Online condolences for Mr. Overton may be made at www.waltersfuneralhome.net.  Walters Funeral Home of LaFollette is honored to be serving the family of Mr. Edward Lee Overton.

Joshua Teague

Mr. Joshua Teague age 85 of LaFollette passed away Thursday, August 3, 2017, surrounded by his loving wife and children.  He was of the Methodist faith, retired from General Motors, and a Veteran of the U.S. Army.  Preceded in death by Grandchildren, Kyle Shivley and Misty Stout; Parents, Burton and Frances Bowman Teague; Sisters, Martha Claiborne, Brother-in-Law, Don Pierce; Son-in-Law, Ron Stout. 

Survivors:  Wife, Mrs. Nina Teague; Children, Linda Laymon and husband Mark, Becky Carmack and husband Dennis, Connie Stout, Carolyn Teague, Sharon Reynolds and husband Bruce, and Karen Teague; Sister, Mary Ollie Andrews; Brother-in-Law and Sister-in-Law, Jerry and Jeanne Pierce; 12 Grandchildren, Brad, Melissa, Shelly, Scott, Josh, Jake, Kelly, Kevin, Shannon, Melinda, Blake, and Beau; Several Great-Grandchildren and Great-Great Grandchildren; favorite pet dog, Buddy. Several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.   

Funeral services Monday 2 P.M. at Walters Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Steve Evans officiating.  Interment to follow at Well Springs Cemetery with Full Military Honors conducted by the Campbell County Honor Guard.  The family will receive friends from 12 to 2 P.M. Monday before funeral services.  Online condolences for Mr. Teague may be made at www.waltersfuneralhome.net.  Walters Funeral Home of LaFollette is honored to be serving the family of Mr. Joshua Teague.

Jeffery Wayne McKamey

Jeffery Wayne McKamey, age 56, of Caryville passed away at home surrounded by his loving family on Friday, August 4, 2017 at 4:20 a.m.  Preceded in death by parents, Lewis & Wanda June McKamey

Survivors

Wife: Krisa Ann McKamey

Son:  Derek McKamey

Daughter:  Amanda Williamson & husband Adam

Brothers: Tim McKamey

                Johnny McKamey

                Andy McKamey

Sisters:  Audrey Carroll

             Mildred Robinson

              Myra Joann Carroll

              Maria Coulter

Favorite dog:  Fred

A Host of nieces and nephews

Services 3 PM Sunday Cross-Smith Chapel

Brother Jim Heatherly officiating

Interment Powell Valley Cemetery

Family will receive friends 1 PM to 3 PM Sunday at Cross-Smith Funeral Home

Arrangements by Cross-Smith Funeral Home

Bill Bolton

Mr. Bill Bolton age 85 of Andersonville, formerly of LaFollette, passed away Wednesday, August 2, 2017.  He was a U. S. Army Korean War Veteran, member of Stanfield Church of God, and a former member of Jellico Masonic Lodge F.&A.M.  Preceded in death by Parents, Birdie and Phoebe Baird Bolton, Sisters, Aileen White and Kathy Evans, Brothers, Paris Bolton and Infant Brother Colonel Bolton. 

Survivors:  Wife, Betty Bolton; Daughters, Donna Roach and husband Mark and Patsy Lee and husband Jeff; Grandchildren, Travis Roach and Amber, Kayla Roach Burris and Jared, and Brady Lee; Great Grandchildren, Ava and Amelia Roach, Sawyer and Ellie Kate Burris; Sister, June Ayers and husband Dub.  Several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.   

Funeral services Sunday 2 P.M. at Stanfield Church of God with Bishop Delmus Bruce and Rev. Ron Bruce officiating.  Interment to follow at Hall Cemetery with Full Military Honors conducted by the Campbell County Honor Guard.  The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 P.M. Saturday at Walters Funeral Home.  Online condolences for Bill may be made at www.waltersfuneralhome.net.  Walters Funeral Home of LaFollette is honored to be serving the family of Mr. Bill Bolton.

Margarett Hughett

Margarett Hughett, age 77, of Caryville passed away Thursday, August 3, 2017. 

She was of the Church of God Faith.  Preceded in death by parents, Mr. & Mrs.  A.L. (Lois Williams) Hughett; brothers, Jerry Hughett, Von Hughett; sisters, Evelyn Hill, Lorene Carter; nephew, Jeremy Hughett; niece, Melanie Hughett

Survivors

Sister:  Betty Muse

Special Niece:  Cindy Douglas

Special Nephew:  Lynn Hughett

Several other nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, and a host of other relatives and friends

Special friends:  Margie Daniels and Betty Lou Disney

Services  2 PM Saturday Cross-Smith Chapel             

Rev. Timothy Paul Muse officiating

Interment  Evans Cemetery

Family will receive friends 1PM to 2 PM Saturday at Cross-Smith Funeral Home

Condolences may be given online at http://www.cross-smithfuneralhome.com/

Arrangements by Cross-Smith Funeral Home

George Jones

George Jones, age 73, of LaFollette passed away Tuesday, August 1, 2017.  Preceded in death by mother, Cecil Jones Rolette; sisters, Louanne East and Linda Adkins

Survivors

Wife:  Sharon E. Jones

3 nephews and 1 niece

Family will receive friends 12 NOON to 1 PM Thursday at Cross-Smith Funeral Home

and proceed to Gross Cemetery for Graveside Service and Interment

Rev. Alvin Richardson officiating

Condolences may be given online at http://www.cross-smithfuneralhome.com/

Arrangements by Cross-Smith Funeral Home

Arlon Durl Jones

Mr. Arlon Durl Jones age 63 of LaFollette, passed away Tuesday, August 1, 2017.  He was established in his Christian faith, loved the Lord, and was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church.  He was employed at Eagle Bend Manufacturing for over 28 years, a farmer, and an accomplished mechanic.  He brought a lot of joy to his family, was loved by all and was a great animal lover, especially horses.  Preceded in death by first wife, Helen Darlene Jones; son, Shannon Durl Jones; parents, Durl and Shirley Jones; and step-granddaughter, Amanda Comer. 

Survivors:  Wife, Mollie Jones; Stepsons, Casey Comer and wife Shanon and Ben Comer and wife Kellie; Step Grandchildren, Timothy “Tigger” Comer and Miranda “Rosebud” Comer; Sisters, Margaret McCullah and husband Fred, and Portia Hatfield and husband Clarence; Twin Sister, Arlene Sharp; Special Parents-in-Law, O.D. and Billie England; Brother-in-Law and Sister-in-Law, Kelly and Michelle England; 3 Nephews, 4 Nieces, 1 Great Nephew, 1 Step Great Nephew, and 4 Great Nieces; Special Friend, Tony Kidwell.  Arlon’s beloved special dog, Daylee.  Several other relatives and friends.   

Funeral services Thursday 6 P.M. at Walters Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ronnie Poston officiating  Interment to follow at England Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 P.M. before services at Walters Funeral Home.  Online condolences for Arlon may be made at www.waltersfuneralhome.net.  Walters Funeral Home of LaFollette is honored to be serving the family of Mr. Arlon Durl Jones.

A Host of other friends

Services 8 PM Wednesday Cross-Smith Chapel

Interment 11 AM Thursday Campbell Memorial Gardens

Family will receive friends 6 PM to 8 PM Wednesday Cross-Smith Funeral Home

Condolences may be given online at http://www.cross-smithfuneralhome.com/

Arrangements by Cross-Smith Funeral Home

Stella Faye "Faye" Ward

Stella Faye "Faye" Ward, born August 1, 1961, in Lake City, Tennessee, residing in Caryville, Tennessee, passed away peacefully at Physicians Regional Medical Center of Knoxville, Tennessee after a short illness surrounded by family on Saturday, June 17, 2017. She enjoyed spending her days painting, creating unique works of art out of rocks and sticks she collected, and being out in nature. She loved her dog Awnie who she shared 14 long years with. She also loved her grandchildren with all of her heart. Faye was preceded in death by her father Henry Ward, grandparents, and several aunts and uncles.

She is survived by her mother, Shirenia Sherrill, brothers Chuck Ward and Tommy Ward, children Nathan Way, Stephanie Rosselli, and daughter in law Stefanie Way, grandchildren Brayden Rosselli, Serena, Ryan, and Abigail Way, niece Lindsey Ward, and nephews Charlie Ganey, Andrew and Linkoln Ward.

 A Memorial Service will be at Fellowship Baptist Church in Beech Fork at a later date.

 You can also view Stella’s guestbook at www.hatmakerfuneralhome.com

 Hatmaker Funeral Home, Lake City, TN in charge of arrangements.

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Hatmaker Funeral Home, Lake City, TN is in charge of arrangements.