Betty Jo Willoughby, age 85, of LaFollette, born June 16, 1932, went home to be with the Lord on May 16, 2018.  She was raised in the Bethlehem community and was a member of Mountain View Baptist Church. She spent the last 18 years at the LaFollette Nursing Home, which she proudly called home.  She loved them like family and a special thanks to all the staff for their care and love.

Preceded in death by parents, Pernie and Polly Willoughby; brother, Palestine and sister Bobby Jean Willoughby, both died as infants; half sisters, Juanita Johnson, Fayetta Clawson, Jewell Owens, Patricia Poston and half brother, David Willoughby; aunt, Mary Jane McNeeley and cousin, Gary McNeeley.

Survived by several nieces and nephews

Funeral Service 8 PM Saturday at Cross-Smith Chapel

Rev. Ronnie Poston officiating

Family and friends will meet 2 PM Sunday at Bethlehem Cemetery for Interment

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

Condolences may be given online at

Arrangements by Cross-Smith Funeral Home