Myra Lynn Russell Baker, age 82, of LaFollette passed away Monday, March 20, 2023. She was a member of Crossroads Church of God, retired from the State of Tennessee Employment Office, and went on to serve as a substitute teacher at Dutch Valley Elementary School where she could be close to her precious great-granddaughter Shyla. Preceded in death by Parents: Thomas Polk Russell and Viola Heatherly Russell, Brother: Victor Russell.

Survived by:

Daughter: Patsy Baker Toney and husband Carl

Son: Dale and his wife Belinda Baker

Granddaughters: Ashleigh Henegar Matchett and Cheyenne Baker

Great-Granddaughters: Shyla Henegar and Rosette Matchett

Sister: Pat Russell Dawson

Special Nephew: Tom Dawson and his wife Leah

Grandniece: Juliet Dawson

The family will receive friends from 11:30 AM to 1 PM, Friday, March 24th at Cross-Smith Funeral Home with a funeral service to follow at 1 PM in Cross-Smith Chapel, Rev. Dale Baker officiating. Interment to follow funeral service at Jacksboro Cemetery.

Arrangements by Cross-Smith Funeral Home

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3 Replies to “Myra Lynn Russell Baker, age 82, of LaFollette”

  1. My thoughts and prayers are with the loving family of my dearest longest friend, Myra Lynn. She will be missed.

  2. So grateful for the years of friendship with this precious lady. Her passion for her beautiful flowers was exceeded by her love of family. Godspeed, Myra Lynn…

  3. I knew Myra Lynn as a young girl. I’m Charlie Hunter’s youngest daughter. Tom Russell was my daddy’s half brother.
    I’m sorry to read about Myra Lynn’s passing. You have my sympathy.

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