Category Archives: Obituary

Wilma Francis Edwards

Wilma Francis Edwards, age 85 of LaFollette, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, January 17, 2021. She was born on February 15, 1935 to the late Marshall Herman Douglas and Mossie (Hunley) Douglas. She is was a loving mother and friend to all she met, and she also never met a stranger. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends and cooking. She also loved taking care of her dogs.

In addition to her parents Wilma is preceded in death by her son Larry Lynn Edwards; brothers John Berry Douglas, and Carl Edward Douglas; and sister Dorothy Witt.

She is survived by a host of nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.

The family will receive friends from 12:00-1:00 PM on Wednesday, January 20, 2021 in the chapel of Martin Wilson Funeral Home with funeral service to follow at 1:00 PM with Rev. Tim Dupuy officiating. Interment will follow funeral service at Woodlawn Cemetery.

The family has entrusted the care of Wilma Francis Edwards to Martin Wilson Funeral Home “Where Families Matter Most.”

Wilma’s guest book may be viewed at

Franklin Lee “Frank” Carroll

Mr. Franklin Lee “Frank” Carroll, age 60 of LaFollette passed away Sunday, January 17, 2021. Frank loved hunting, fishing, and being a Father and Grandfather. Preceded in death by Angel Great-Grandson, Hayden Bolton, Parents, Lewis, Sr. and Bessie Philips Carroll, Brothers, Eugene Carroll, Bobby Carroll, and Lewis Carroll, Jr.

Survivors: Children, Rachel Carroll and Sean Brooks, Gail Carroll and Jamie Willis, Bobby Carroll and wife, Alishia, Extended Sons, Dustin Longmire and Rod Jones; Grandchildren, Bryan Bolton, Ella and Joseph Brooks, Hailey and Austin Sanchez, Audrey, Matthew, Bailee, Lydia, and Natalie Carroll; Great-Grandchildren, Riley, Austin, and Rosilyn Sanchez; Sisters, Rosella Jones and Wilma Wilson and husband, Junior. Several Nieces, Nephews, other relatives and friends.

A Graveside Service will be held on Wednesday, January 20, 2021, 11:00 A.M. at Woodlawn Cemetery. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Frank’s honor to Walters Funeral Home. Online condolences for Mr. Carroll may be made at Walters Funeral Home of LaFollette is honored to be serving the family of Mr. Franklin Lee “Frank” Carroll

Dorothy J. Ivey Mize

Dorothy J. Ivey Mize, born August 18, 1930, of LaFollette passed away Friday, January 15, 2021. She was of the Church of God Faith. Preceded in death by Husband, Oscar Mize, Parents, Curtis L. and Katherine Hopkins Ivey, Sisters, Garnetta McIntosh, Monique Foxx, Brothers, Curtis L. Ivey, Jr., Wayne E. Ivey, and G. Austin Ivey.

Survivors: Sons, Jimmy Ray Mize and Michael Wayne Mize; Grandchildren, Bethany Rose Mize, Micaiah Gabriel Mize, and Naomie Ayana Grace Mize; Great-Grandchild, Willow Elizabeth Vandegriff; Sisters, Frankie Bacon and husband, Albert and Martha Wells. Several Nieces, Nephews, other relatives and friends.

A Memorial Service will be held at a later date with interment at Bakers Forge Cemetery. Online condolences for Mrs. Mize may be made at Walters Funeral Home of LaFollette is honored to be serving the family of Mrs. Dorothy J. Ivey Mize.

Millard Baird

Mr. Millard Baird, age 59 of LaFollette passed away Sunday, January 17, 2021. He was a long-time landscaper in the Campbell County area, a die-hard Campbell County High School Football Fan, an avid hunter, enjoyed working on old cars, and especially loved his grandchildren. Preceded in death by Parents, John and Maryanne Petro Baird, Uncles, Harry Baird and Mark Baird.

Survivors: Sons, Tony Baird and wife, Mallory and DeWayne Baird and wife, Miranda; Grandchildren, Bryson, Cruze, Truth, and Maylon Baird; Brother, John Baird; Sisters, Karen Webb and Margie Carroll and husband, Nolan; Nephew, John Edward Baird; Cousins, Don and Allen Baird. Several other Nieces, Nephews, other Relatives and Friends.

Funeral Services Monday, January 18, 2021, at Walters Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Kevin Reynolds officiating. The family will receive friends on Monday from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. before Funeral Services. Family and Friends will meet Tuesday, January 19, 2021, 1:30 P.M. at Walters Funeral Home and proceed to Campbell Memorial Gardens for 2:00 P.M. graveside services and interment. Online condolences for Mr. Baird may be made at Walters Funeral Home of LaFollette is honored to be serving the family of Mr. Millard Baird.

Charles Andrew Shoupes

Charles Andrew Shoupes, age 2 months and 23 days, Infant Son of Charles Williams and Bethany Shoupes of LaFollette, passed away Sunday January 17, 2021. He is preceded in death by grandfather: Charles Williams.

Grandparents: Sherry Housley, Janet Williams
Great-Grandparents: Charlotte Housley, Ada Smith

No services are planned

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Arrangements by Cross-Smith Funeral Home