Category Archives: Obituary

James Allen Kimbell

James Allen Kimbell, age 69, of Jacksboro passed away Friday, February 8, 2019. He was a US Vietnam Veteran where he received several medals including the Bronze Star.
Preceded in death by parents, Allen Kay Kimbell and Janice Fisher Lemon; son, Andrew Kimbell; sisters, Nancy Morin, Juli Kimbell and Mildred Astep


Daughter: Niki Kimbell

Brother: Allen Jay Kimbell III

Sisters: Deborah Charbonneau, Merry Ann Kimbell, Barara Kimbell

Numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins

A Memorial Service will be held at a later date
Condolences may be given online at
Arrangements by Cross-Smith Funeral Home

David William Stittums

David William Stittums, age 70, of Murfreesboro, TN passed away on January 26, 2019. He was born in LaFollette, TN to the late Howard and Italine Kennedy Stittums. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a daughter, Angela Stittums, and his siblings, Sue and Daryl.
Mr. Stittums is survived by his wife of 15 years, Sherrie Stittums; children, Shane Stittums and his wife Julie, Wayne Tandy and his wife Wendy, and Deanna Easterling and her husband Josh; siblings, Charlene, Delores, J.L., and Jodie; 12 grandchildren, and 9 great-grandchildren.
Visitation with the family was held on Tuesday, January 29th from 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM and Wednesday, January 30th from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM at Woodfin Chapel, Smyrna. Funeral services will be Wednesday, January 30th at 12:00 PM at Woodfin Chapel, Smyrna. Burial followed in Mapleview Cemetery
Condolences may be given online at

Barbara Sue (Phillips) Jenkins

Barbara Sue (Phillips) Jenkins, age 70 of Jacksboro went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, February 13, 2019. She was a loving wife of 25 years. Barbara enjoyed gardening and spending time outside, arranging her flowers. She also enjoyed sewing and making quilts.

Barbara is preceded in death by son Keith Hale; parents Luther and Maudie (Gross) Phillips; brothers T.J. Phillips, L.H. Phillips, and an infant brother.

Barbara is survived by husband Raymond Jenkins; a host of nieces, nephews, friends, and family. Visitation will be 5-7 PM Friday, February 15, 2019 in the chapel of Martin

Wilson Funeral Home followed by funeral service at 7 PM with Rev. Lynn Ray officiating. Friends and family will meet 12 PM Saturday, February 16, 2019 at Martin Wilson Funeral Home to go in procession to Indian Creek Cemetery for 1 PM interment.

Barbara’s guestbook may be viewed at

Arrangements by Martin Wilson Funeral Home in LaFollette, Tennessee “Where Families Matter

Tom C. Leach

Mr. Tom C. Leach age 94 of LaFollette passed away Tuesday, February 12, 2019. He was a member and former Trustee of East LaFollette Baptist Church. Tom owned and operated Tom C. Leach Real Estate and was a Real Estate Broker since 1961. He was a former LaFollette City Councilman, served as a member of the LaFollette Hospital Board of Directors, helped build and develop Rainbow Acres Baptist Home, an active member of Kerbela Shrine Temple where he assisted in transporting children to Shriners Hospital for Children in Lexington, KY, and was a founding member of the Campbell County Cancer Association. Preceded in death by Parents, Tom and Elizabeth Hill Leach, Sisters, Ruby Teague, Joie Lambdin, and Mary Ida Siler; and Brother, Milford Leach.

Survivors: Wife, Mrs. Billie Dee Seiber Leach; Son, Michael W. Leach; Daughter, Deborah K. Leach Tindell; Grandchildren, Michael D. Leach, Brian Leach and Wife, Renee Lindsay Leach, and Elissa Cox and Husband, Jason Cox; Six Great-grandchildren and One Great-great-grandchild; Several Nieces, Nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Funeral Services Saturday 2 P.M. at East LaFollette Baptist Church with Rev. Zach Lloyd officiating. Interment to follow at Woodlawn Cemetery with Military Honors conducted by the Campbell County Honor Guard. The family will receive friends from 12 to 2 P.M. Saturday before funeral services. The family respectfully requests that in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to: Campbell County Cancer Association, P.O. Box 122, Jacksboro, TN 37757. Online condolences for Mr. Leach may be made at Walters Funeral Home of LaFollette is honored to be serving the family of Mr. Tom C. Leach.

Ray Newport

Ray Newport, age 73, of Jacksboro passed away Tuesday, February 12, 2019. He was of the Baptist Faith, owner/operator of Newport Drywall and a U.S. Army Vietnam War Veteran. Preceded in death by parents: Richard and Lucy Bullock Newport, brothers: Paul and Alonzo Newport, sister: Olla Mae Newport Bailey.


Wife: Willa Dean Ward Newport of 50 years
Daughter: Sherry and Jason Wilson
Son: Anthony and Jeanna Newport

Grandchildren: Chantelle and Brad Williams, Noah Ray Newport and Jillan Newport,
Anthony Costello Wilson
Great-grandchildren: Madelyn Williams, Katherine Newport

Several brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and a host of friends

Services 7 PM Friday Cross-Smith Chapel
Rev. Lonnie Weldon and Rev. George Asbury officiating
Interment 11 AM Saturday Cumberland View Cemetery with Military Honors by Campbell County Honor Guard
Family will receive friends 5-7 PM Friday at Cross-Smith Funeral Home
Condolences may be given online at
Arrangements by Cross-Smith Funeral Home