Category Archives: Obituary

Leonard “Junior” Ayers

Leonard “Junior” Ayers, age 55, of Caryville passed away on Monday, April 22, 2019. Preceded in death by wife: Kimberly Ayers, father: Leonard Ayers, Sr., mother: Carolyn Wallace Wilson, brother: Everette Wilson.
Father: Robert Wilson
Brother: Lonnie Wilson & wife Susan
Sister: Sissy Wilson
Special Nephew Isaiha Wilson
Nieces: Christy Wilson, Carol Ann Wilson
Nephews: Joshua Richard and Bryson Wilson, Robbie Wilson, Tyler Ivey
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Condolences may be given online at
Arrangements by Cross-Smith Funeral Home

Jefferson “Jeff” Scott Hassler

Jefferson “Jeff” Scott Hassler, age 41 of LaFollette departed this life Tuesday, April 16, 2019. He was a loving father, expectant grandfather, son, brother, uncle, and valued friend. Jeff enjoyed spending time on the lake and loved being with his family.

He is preceded in death by mother Garnetta Hassler Davis.

He is survived by son Tyler Hassler of LaFollette; father Troy Davis of LaFollette; brothers Jon Branam Davis of Anderson County and Christopher Brent Davis of LaFollette; sisters Angela Bailey of Knoxville and Jessica Starr Davis of Jacksboro.

Visitation will be 1-2 PM Saturday, April 27, 2019 in the chapel of Martin Wilson Funeral Home followed by a Celebration of Life at 2 PM.

Jeff’s guestbook may be viewed at

The family has entrusted the care of Jefferson Scott Hassler to Martin Wilson Funeral Home “Where families matter most”

Janet S. Lane

Mrs. Janet S. Lane age 78 of LaFollette passed away Tuesday, February 26, 2019. She was a member of Cedar Hill Baptist Church. Janet had a great love for her Sunday School Class, the Kate Rasnake Ladies Sunday School Class. She enjoyed spending time with her family, but more especially her Grandchildren. Preceded in death by Infant Son, James Michael Lane, Granddaughter, Emily Lane Monday, Parents, Cowan and Osia Yates Stanley, Sister, Patsy Baker, Father and Mother-In-Law, Albert and Elsie Lane, Sons-in-Law, Kelvin Gerald Monday and Michael Lynn “Mike” Terry.
Survivors: Husband, James R. “Jim” Lane; Daughters, Susan Lane Monday and Stacey Lane Terry; Grandchildren, Jacob Monday and wife, Kathryn, Kendall Monday, Colby, Gavin, Elliott, and Eli Terry; Great-Grandchildren, Adileigh and Malcolm Monday; Brother, Johnny Stanley and wife, Kathryn; Brother-in-law, Carroll Ray Baker; Aunt, Zella Mullins; Uncle, A.L. Yates; Janet’s second family, the Lane Family, Jess Lane and wife, Donnie, Ruby Daniels and husband, Bob, Lillie Evans and husband, Charles, Clyde Lane and wife, Brenda, Charlie Lane, Anne Farmer and husband, Ken, Janice Hurst and husband, Roger, Mary Lundstrom and husband, Cliff, Jerry Lane, Tammy Buttery and husband, Ernie. Special Friends, Lydia Davis and Betty McHenry. Several Nieces, Nephews, other relatives and friends.
A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, April 26, 2019 at 8 P.M. at Cedar Hill Baptist Church with Rev. Ronnie Arnold, Rev. Landon Lane, and Rev. Mike Yates officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 P.M. Friday before services. Family and friends will meet Saturday at 12:30 P.M. at Walters Funeral Home and proceed to Fincastle Cemetery for Graveside Services with Rev. Roger Hurst officiating. The family respectfully requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial be made to Cedar Hill Baptist Church Deacon Benevolence Fund, 636 Demory Road, LaFollette, TN 37766, or a charity of your choice. Online condolences for Mrs. Lane may be made at Walters Funeral Home of LaFollette is honored to be serving the family of Mrs. Janet S. Lane.
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Donna Marie Walden

Donna Marie Walden, age 57 of LaFollette passed away Sunday, April 21, 2019. She was of the Church of God faith. Donna enjoyed spending time with her grandkids.

She is preceded in death by husband Ron Walden, mother Mary Katherine Pilkerton, brother Ricky Ellison.

She is survived by son Ross Overton & wife DaNelle of Nicholasville, Kentucky; daughter Tiffany Walden of LaFollette; father Doyle Ellison of Duff; grandchildren Hunter and Karsen Overton; brother John Herauf of Maryland; sisters Kathy Ellison of Duff and Brenda Hill & husband Bob of Georgia; several nieces, nephews, friends & relatives.

Visitation will be 5-7 PM Tuesday, April 23, 2019 in the chapel of Martin Wilson Funeral Home followed by funeral service at 7 PM with Rev. Bo Freeman officiating.

At Donna’s request, following funeral she will be cremated.

Donna’s guestbook may be viewed at

The family has entrusted the care of Donna Walden to Martin Wilson Funeral Home

“Where families matter most”

Roy R. White

Roy R. White, age 72, of LaFollette passed away Saturday, April 20, 2019. He was an Army Veteran. Preceded in death by son, Roy Allen White; parents, Bill and Ina Sheckles White; two sisters and two brothers.


Wife: Dottie Phillips White

Daughters: Melody Compton and husband Doug

Darlene White

Kim Taylor

Renee Lawson and Danny

Tonya Williamson and husband Joe

Sons: Bryan Hicks and wife Sharon

Jeremy White and Dara

15 Grandchildren

Brother: Mike White

Sister: Peggy Elkins and husband Steve

Several nieces and nephews and a host of friends

A celebration of life will be held 5 PM to 7 PM Wednesday at Cross-Smith Chapel

Condolences may be made online at

Arrangements by Cross-Smith Funeral Home