Category Archives: Obituary

James Monroe (Jimmy) Brandenburg

James Monroe (Jimmy) Brandenburg, age 74, of LaFollette passed away on Sunday, January 12, 2020. He was saved and of Church of God Faith. Preceded in death by parents: Henry and Bantie Brandenburg, brother: Charles Brandenburg, sisters: Grace Gray, Ruby Faulkner, Shirley Hyden.

Survived by
Wife of 54 years: Brenda Brandenburg
Son: John Brandenburg and Melanie
Grandsons: Chris Brandenburg, Jonathan Brandenburg and Liz, Jacob Brandenburg,
Dominic Yeatman, Cameron Yeatman
Granddaughters: Stephanie Hardwood and Jason, Amber Garland and Justin
6 Great-grandchildren
Brother: Bliss Brandenburg
Sisters: Jewell Campbell, Sarah Fishback

Family will receive friends 5 PM to 7 PM Wednesday at Cross-Smith Funeral Home with Funeral Service following at 7 PM Cross-Smith Chapel. Family and friends will meet at 10 AM Thursday at Cross-Smith Funeral Home and proceed Hall Cemetery Stinking Creek for 11 AM Interment.
Online condolences may be given at
Arrangements by Cross-Smith Funeral Home

Aaron John Nelson

Aaron John Nelson, age 85, of Jacksboro passed away on Friday, January 3, 2020. He was of Baptist Faith. Preceded in death by parents: Aaron Tildon Nelson and Florence E. Bailey Nelson, sisters: Otheia, Mary, Alice and Bonnie

Daughters: Debbie Kinder, Katherine Murphy
5 Grandchildren
Brother: Sam and wife Phyllis Nelson
Sisters: Gloria Card, Relda Riggs

No Services are planned
Online condolences may be given at
Arrangements by Cross-Smith Funeral Home

Katherine Louise (Roberts) Nelson

Katherine Louise (Roberts) Nelson, age 79 of LaFollette passed away Sunday, January 12, 2020. She was lifelong member of Murrayville Baptist Church. Katherine enjoyed quilting, puzzles, loved to read, and listen to gospel music.

She is preceded in death by husband: Monroe Nelson, parents: Ed and Azalee (Lemarr) Roberts, brother: Alfred Roberts, and sister: Helen Ford.

She is survived by sons: Greg Nelson & wife Sherry of Clinton, Randall Nelson of LaFollette, daughter: Pam Bean of Clewiston, Florida, brothers: Frank Roberts & wife Diane of LaFollette, Eddie Roberts & Georgia Ann of LaFollette, sister: Pat Lough & husband Roy of LaFollette, grandchildren: Heather Lowman & husband Terry, Tony Franklin, Jessica Lemarr, Abby Newberry, Jill Buckner, Tasha Nelson, and Josh Nelson, great grandchildren: Micaela and Gregory Franklin, Tyler and Bryson Duggan, Ayreona and Billy Cole Buckner, and Alyssa Jones, special niece: Pam Hembree, several nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Visitation will be 5-7 PM Wednesday, January 15, 2020 in the chapel of Martin Wilson Funeral Home followed by funeral service at 7 PM with Rev. Derick Hembree officiating. Friends and family will meet 11 AM Thursday, January 16th at Martin Wilson Funeral Home to go in procession to Bakers Forge Cemetery for 12 PM interment.

Katherine’s guestbook may be viewed at

The family has entrusted the care of Katherine Nelson to Martin Wilson Funeral Home “Where families matter Most”

William “Bill” Wesley Stroup

William “Bill” Wesley Stroup, age 76, of Caryville passed away on Friday January 10, 2020. Mr. Stroup enjoyed working in his garage, listening to gospel music, and spending time with his family, especially his granddaughters, who loved him very much. He never met a stranger. He was a member of Lake View Baptist Church, where he loved to go to Church.

Preceded in death by parents William and Marjorie Maxwell Stroup, brother Raymond Stroup, sister Pat Brooks.

Survived by wife, Mary Stroup of Caryville; son, Kevin Stroup and wife, Ashleigh of Knoxville; daughter, Amy Stroup of Caryville; brothers, Alonzo Stroup of Caryville, Larry Stroup of Indiana and Charles Stroup of Illinois; sisters, Wanda Huffine and Cindy Smith both of Illinois; grandchildren, Avery Stroup, Olivia and Lilly Shepperd. Several nieces and nephews and host of other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be 5:00 to 7:00 PM on Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at Lake View Baptist Church with his funeral to follow at 7:00 PM with Rev. Roger Stanley officiating. Family and friends will meet at 10:15 AM at Martin Wilson Funeral Home on Wednesday, January 15th, 2020 to go in funeral procession to Evans Cemetery for an 11:00 AM interment.

The family has entrusted the care of William “Bill” Wesley Stroup to Martin Wilson Funeral Home “Where families matter most”

Mr. Stroup’s guestbook may be viewed at

Kimberly Palmrose

Kimberly Palmrose age 58 of Altha, FL, formerly of LaFollette passed away passed away Tuesday December 17, 2019. Kimberly loved being outdoors, enjoyed being on the lake, and working in her garden. She was a HAM Amature Radio Operator and was a regular at the Downtown LaFollette Flea Market.

Survivors: Husband, Joseph Kelly; Daughter, Nikky Plemons and husband, Roy; Parents, Henry and Beatrice Palmrose; Brothers, Richard Palmrose and wife, Laketa and Victor Palmrose; 3 Nephews; 1 Niece. Several other relatives and friends.

The family will receive friends from 11:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. on Saturday, January 11, 2020, with a service of remembrance at 12:00 P.M. Online condolences for Kimberly may be made at Walters Funeral Home of LaFollette is honored to be serving the family of Kimberly Palmrose.