Category Archives: Obituary

Herman Brown Jr.

Mr. Herman Brown Jr. age 63 of LaFollette passed away Saturday, April 14, 2012 at Physicians Regional Medical Center in Knoxville. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. Preceded in death by parents, Herman Brown Sr. and Willie White Brown, and brother, Michael Brown.

Survivors: Wife, Mrs. Nova Brown of LaFollette; Son, Robert Deboy Brown of LaFollette; One Grandson, Christopher Deboy Brown of LaFollette; Brothers, Jack Brown of Jacksboro, Floyd “Bo” Brown, and Billy Brown, both of LaFollette; Sisters, Judy McCreary of LaFollette, Patricia Wilson of LaFollette, Helen Horn of Jacksboro, Brenda Rutherford of Jacksboro, Vanessa Dumont of Jacksboro, Melissa Wallace of LaFollette, and Alice Brown of LaFollette; 15 Nieces, 19 Nephews, Several great-nieces and great-nephews, other relatives and friends.

Funeral Services Tuesday 7 P.M. at Walters Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ronnie Arnold officiating. Family and friends will meet Wednesday 9:30 A.M. at Walters Funeral Home and proceed to Campbell Memorial Gardens for 10 A.M. graveside services and interment, with military honors conducted by the Campbell County Honor Guard. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 5 to 7 P.M. before services at Walters Funeral Home. Online condolences for Mr. Brown may be made at Walters Funeral Home of LaFollette is honored to be serving the family of Mr. Herman Brown Jr.

Larry C. Hensley

Larry C. Hensley age 63, of LaFollette, passed way Saturday, April 14, 2012. He was a member of East LaFollette Baptist Church and retired from the City of LaFollette after 40 years of service. Preceded in death by Parents Laton & Helen Richards Hensley, Sisters Louise Marlow & Sandra Willoughby.

Survivors: Daughters & Sons-in-law: Kim & David Oakes

Amanda & Joshua Foreman

2 Grandchildren Twin Brother Gary & wife Peggy Hensley

Sisters& Brothers-in-law: Linda & Bill Archer, Barbara & Mike Hatmaker

1 Niece & 7 nephews Special friends Mae Tucher, Dee Dee, Stephanie & Ronnie

Funeral Service 8 p.m. Monday East LaFollette Baptist Church

Rev. Kenny Gillum & Rev. Greg Chandler officiating

Interment 11 am Tuesday Powell Valley Cemetery

The family will receive friends 6 -8 pm Monday at East LaFollette Baptist Church

Arrangements by Cross-Smith Funeral Home

Jesse C. Wright

Jesse C. Wright age 89 of LaFollette, passed away Friday, April 13, 2012. Member of Glade Springs Baptist Church and Stooksbury Masonic Lodge. Retired Farmer and drove Taxi for over 50 years. Preceded in death by wife Bonnie Willoughby Wright, brothers Ed, Sherman & Robert Wright and sister Ethel.

Survivors: Wife: Hattie

Son & daughter-in-law: Ronnie & Donna Wright

Granddaughter Shannon and husband Michael Andrews, M.D.

Great grandchildren Connor, Audrey & Luke

Sister: Florence Hickerson Sisters-in-law: Billie Wright, Elsie Aiken &

Lucille Willoughby Several Nieces & Nephews

Graveside Service & Interment 12 noon Monday Bakers Forge Cemetery

Rev. Tim Russell officiating

The family will receive friends 10 am until 11:30 am Monday at Cross-Smith Funeral Home

Hazel Yvonne Lawson

Hazel Yvonne Lawson, age 78, of LaFollette passed away on Thursday, April 12, 2012 at the UT Medical Center. She enjoyed singing, playing piano, raising flowers, gardening, and hauling hay. She loved being with her family, especially her grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents Charlie & Pearl (Harness) Parks, husband Ben Lawson, brothers Othal, Owen, Arthur, Lawrence, & Ralph Parks, sisters Helen Cole, Edna McGhee, Ernestine Leach, and Thelma Trammel.

She is survived by her son Danny S. Lawson & wife Debra of LaFollette, daughters Kathy Shown & husband David and Sandra Thompson & husband Johnny all of LaFollette, sister Blanch Hutson of Winchester, TN, grandchildren Brad & Trent Shown, Travis Thompson, Meagan Welden, Aaron Lawson, Tommy, Cody, Anthony, & Marissa Lawson, great-grandchildren Peyton & Lawson Shown, Colie Thompson, Collen Welden, and Blaklyn Lawson.

Funeral service will be at 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 15, 2012 in the Martin Wilson Chapel with Rev. Danny Lawson, Rev. Brad Shown, Aaron Lawson, and Donavon Welden officiating. Family will receive friends prior to the service from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Interment will be at 12:00 noon on Monday, April 16, 2012 in the Campbell Memorial Gardens.

Arrangements by Martin Wilson Funeral Home of LaFollette

Ms. Lawson’s guestbook can be viewed at

Mrs. Patti Sue Green

Mrs. Patti Sue Green age 71 of Jacksboro passed away Thursday, April 12, 2012 at LaFollette Medical Center. She was a member of Binghamtown Baptist Church. Preceded in death by Mother, Mary Leach Green; Brothers, Jerry Spradlin, Carl David Spradlin, Shirley Patton Spradlin, Jimmy Leach, Jackie Spradlin, and very special friend, Charlie Green.

Survivors: Son, Charles Stan Green of Jacksboro; Daughters, Susie Green Byrd and husband John, Tammy Green McCreary and husband Adam, and Tracy Green Hembree and husband Derrick, all of Clinton, TN; Seven Grandchildren; Sisters, Carolyn Baker and husband Bob, of Knoxville, Brenda Donaldson of Dickson, TN, and Pam Brazzell and husband Steve, of Charlotte, TN. Several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Funeral Services Sunday 7 P.M. at Walters Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. William Boyd Bingham III officiating. Family and friends will meet Monday 10:30 A.M. at Walters Funeral Home and Proceed to Dewey Hill-Cumberland View Cemetery for 11 A.M. graveside services and interment. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 P.M. Sunday before services at Walters Funeral Home. Online condolences for Mrs. Green may be made at Walters Funeral Home of LaFollette is honored to be serving the family of Mrs. Patti Sue Green.