Category Archives: Obituary

Lillie Jane Braden Bullard

Lillie Jane Braden Bullard of Speedwell entered into eternal rest on September 26, 2020. Born on September 9, 1920, she lived her life contently and with purpose, always offering quiet conversation and a full plate of food to strangers and friends who visited her on her farm. She recently celebrated her 100th birthday, and was the oldest member of Cawood United Methodist Church. She is preceded in death by her husband, Roy F. Bullard, to whom she was married sixty-seven years. In addition to her parents, she is also preceded in death by her siblings, William (Willie) Braden, Matilda (Tilda) Braden Sparks, Ruth Lynch Edwards, and Kate Braden Lynch.

She is survived by four generations of her family, all of whom feel truly grateful to have had her with us for so long. She is survived by her daughter, Mildred Bullard Asbury, of LaFollette and son, John F. Bullard and Patsy Bullard, of Speedwell. Her grandchildren: Tim Bullard, and wife, Melanie, and Angie Evans, and husband, Richard, all of Speedwell; Dr. Kara Asbury of Scottsdale, Arizona; and Dr. Susan Asbury, and husband, Brian Newsome, of Madison, Georgia; Great-grandchildren: Cord Evans, Shayne Evans, Hannah Bullard, Clarke Bullard, Braden Newsome, and Barrett Newsome. She is also survived by her great-great grandchildren, Simeon and Brinley Evans, Remi, Hudson, and Landon Bullard.

Due to the on-going pandemic, friends may call at their convenience at Cross-Smith Funeral Home on Monday, September 28 from 1:00p.m.-7:00p.m. A graveside service will be held at Braden Cemetery in Speedwell at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 29 with Reverend Ronald Lambert officiating. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Lillie’s memory to Cawood United Methodist Church, Speedwell.

The family wishes to thank several individuals who cared for Lillie in her final years including Terry Wilson, Diane Nelson, Pam Burns, Ruth Draughn, Renee Guy, Dr. Elie Mansour, and the wonderful nursing staff at LaFollette Tennova Healthcare. Their assistance was much appreciated in keeping her comfortable and content in her final days.

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Jack Buck Kierdorf

Jack Buck Kierdorf, age 95, of LaFollette passed away Saturday, September 26, 2020. He was a WWII U.S. Army Navy Veteran and retired from Ironworkers/Rigger. Preceded in death by wife, Bertha Kierdorf and brother Richard Kierdorf.

Daughter: Jackie and Brian Mackillop
Son: Rick Kierdorf
Grandchildren: Tana, Patrick, Kaitlin and Samantha
Great Grandchildren: McKenna, Eliana and Shae

No Services are planned.

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Benny Morgan

Benny Morgan, age 64, of Jacksboro passed away Saturday, September 26, 2020. He was of the Baptist faith. Preceded in death by father, Winston Morgan and step-father, David Dilbeck.
Wife: Jean Morgan
Children: Angela Morgan, B.J. Morgan, Regina Branam and Missy Rucker
Granddaughter whom he raised like a daughter: Katie Aslinger
Special Grandson: Johnathan Witt
3 Grandchildren and 8 Step Grandchildren
Mother: Abby Dilbeck
Brothers: Phillip Morgan and Bill Morgan
Sister: Judy Phillips
Family will receive friends 5 PM to 7 PM Tuesday at Cross-Smith Funeral Home. Service to follow at 7 PM at Cross-Smith Chapel.
Family and friends will meet 10 AM Wednesday at Cross-Smith Funeral Home and proceed to Bakers Forge Cemetery for 11 AM Interment.
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Doris Richardson Wells

Doris Richardson Wells age 75 of LaFollette passed away Friday, September 25, 2020. She was a life-long faithful member of Indiana Avenue Baptist Church and a very devoted Mother. Doris had many passions including being in the kitchen cooking and baking, growing and tending to her beautiful flower garden of Iris and Lillies, and quilt making. Preceded in death by Parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. R. and Dorothy Thompson Richardson.

Survivors: Beloved Son, Mark A. Wells; Sister, Sherry E. Richardson; Brother, Gary W. Richardson and wife, Vessie; Close Cousin, James R. Brogan; her wonderful Church Family at Indiana Avenue Baptist Church, and several other relatives and friends.

Funeral Services Monday, September 28, 2020, 7:00 P.M. at Walters Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Steve Ross officiating. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 P.M. on Monday before funeral services. Family and Friends will meet Tuesday, September 29, 2020, 10:30 A.M. at Walters Funeral Home and proceed to Woodlawn Cemetery for Graveside Services and Interment.

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Walters Funeral Home of LaFollette is honored to be serving the family of Doris Richardson Wells

Olive Stratton Moore

Olive Stratton Moore, age 90, of LaFollette entered into God’s loving embrace on Friday, September 25, 2020. She was born November 4, 1929 to the late Claude and Nell (Covington) Stratton in Fountain City, TN. She was a member of Caryville First Baptist Church. Along with her parents, she is preceded in death by son, Danny J. Moore; brother, Ted Stratton and sister, Jean Lickert.


Loving husband of 72 years, James R. Moore Jr.

Son: James R. Moore III (Helen)

Granddaughter: Marla A. Moore

Grandson: James Reese Moore IV (Ashley)

Great Grandchildren: Bailey, Carter, Daniel Justin and Carrie

Friend and caregiver: Charlene Longmire

Family will receive friends 5 PM to 7 PM Sunday at Cross-Smith Funeral Home.

Family and friends will meet 11:30 AM Monday at Cross-Smith Funeral Home and proceed to Woodlawn Cemetery for a 12 Noon Graveside Service and Interment with Rev. Gary Parker officiating.

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