Category Archives: Obituary

JoAnn Brown

Mrs. JoAnn Brown age 79 of LaFollette went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, September 25, 2019. She was a loving Mother and enjoyed working in her flower gardens. Preceded in death by her loving Husband of 57 years, Lee Brown, Son-in-Law, Robbie Young, Parents, Eulis Stagnolia and Pearl Kiser, Brothers, Johnny Stagnolia, Wheeler Stagnolia, and David Stagnolia, Sisters, Oma Walden, Patsy Beasley, Lois Shiflet, Jean Pierce, and Sue Stagnolia.

Survivors: Children, Joyce Goins and husband, Mitchell, Randall Brown, James Brown and wife, Judy, Donna Brown, and Patti Brown Young, 11 Grandchildren; 14 Great Grandchildren; 2 Great-Great Grandchildren; Several Nieces, Nephews, other Relatives and Friends.

All Services for Mrs. Brown will be private. Memorials in JoAnn Brown’s honor may be made to the Campbell County Cancer Association, P. O. Box 122, Jacksboro, TN 37757. Online condolences for Mrs. Brown may be made at Walters Funeral Home of LaFollette is honored to be serving the family of Mrs. JoAnn Brown.

Alice Faye Evans

Alice Faye Evans, age 80, of LaFollette passed away Thursday, September 26, 2019. She was a member of High Street Baptist Church. Preceded in death by parents, Deles & Bertha Byrge; brother, Ray Byrge; sisters, Geraldine Wells, Vivian St. John, Sue McQuinn


Husband: Arvil Evans
Daughter: Myra Denise Wheat
Sons: Timothy Kevin & Amanda Sharp

Grandchildren: Joshua Wheat
Sydney & Jeremiah Vibbert
Noah Sharp
Samuel Sharp

Brother: Larry & Susan Byrge
Several nieces and nephews

Services 2 PM Saturday Cross-Smith Chapel
Rev. James Adkins officiating
Interment Campbell Memorial Gardens
Family will receive friends 12:00 NOON to 2 PM Saturday at Cross-Smith Funeral Home
Condolences may be given online at
Arrangements by Cross-Smith Funeral Home

RB Woodard

RB Woodard, age 95 of Jacksboro went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, September 25, 2019. He was a member of First Baptist Caryville Church. He was a Mason and a Shriner for over 50 years. RB drove children and their families to Children’s Hospital in Cincinnati. He was a highly decorated World War II Veteran and received two Bronze Stars while serving in the Philippines.

He is preceded in death by parents Charlie and Emma (May) Woodard, and brother Howard Woodard.

He is survived by wife Learlene Woodard of Jacksboro, and a host of other relatives and friends, who loved him very much.

Visitation will be 11 AM–12 PM Saturday, September 28, 2019 at First Baptist Caryville Church followed by funeral service at 12 PM with Rev. Gary Parker officiating. Following funeral service, friends and family will go in procession to New Vasper Cemetery for graveside service with Military Honors by Campbell County Honor Guard.

The family has entrusted the care of RB Woodard to Martin Wilson Funeral Home “Where families matter most”

RB’s guestbook may be viewed at

Juanita Goins

Juanita Goins, age 88 of LaFollette passed away Monday, September 23, 2019. She was a member of Forks Grove Baptist Church. Preceded nin death by husband, Clayton Goins; parents, John and Della Underwood; grandson, Roy Miller; brothers, C.V. Underwood and N.E. Underwood.
Daughters: Judy and husband Dallas Jackson
Vickie and husband David Doyle
Joyce and husband Ronnie Johnson

Grandchildren: Becky Morris, Angela Jackson, Tommy Jackson, Marty Jackson and Ray Miller
Several great-grandchildren
Brother: John Underwood

A private graveside service was held
Condolences may be made online at
Arrangements by Cross-Smith Funeral Home

Charles “Rub” Cantrell

Charles “Rub” Cantrell, age 74, of LaFollette passed away Monday, September 23, 2019. He was of the Baptist faith and worked in drywall. Preceded in death by wife, Louise Cantrell; parents, Charles and Mary Sue Cantrell; brother, Everette Cantrell and sister, Brenda White.

Daughters: Danielle and Michelle
Sons: Jacob
Denny, Roy, Michael and Peter Suttles
Daughter: Lisa Irwin

Special Grandsons that lived with him Zack, Cody, and Travis Suttles
A host of Grandchildren, special niece, Melinda Suttles, nieces, nephews, and friends

Sister: Shirley Chapman, LaFollette
Brothers: Jerry Lynn Cantrell, Jacksboro
Dan Saunders, Madisonville, KY

Services 2 PM Thursday at Cross-Smith Chapel
Rev. Dale Baker & Rev. Dan Saunders officiating
Interment Jacksboro Cemetery
Family will receive friends 12:00 NOON to 2 PM Thursday at Cross-Smith Funeral Home
Condolences may be given online at
Arrangements by Cross-Smith Funeral Home