Category Archives: Obituary

Anna Margaret Arnett

Anna Margaret Arnett, of Knoxville, went home Friday morning, April 6, 2012. Born December 13, 1942 to the late Otha Calloway and Helen Maria Houston. She declared her faith in God, her Savior, at an early age. Graduated from LaFollette Colored High School in 1962. She was employed by Levi Strauss for many years, but later retired from Knox County School System (Austin East High School).
Anna was a devoted wife of 37 years to Melvin Richard Arnett. Preceded in death by siblings, Joe Lewis, Jackie, Phillip “Pete”, Dennis and Elma Jean.

Husband: Melvin R. Arnett
Daughters: Tiretha Miller, Ursula Younge, Dania Bradby and Natasha Vanderbilt

8 grandchildren 5 great grandchildren

Brothers: Douglas & Dexter Houston
Sisters: Kay Ellen Radford and Suenella Houston
Aunt: Christine Hendrix
Nieces: Delphine and Diedre Houston

The family will receive friends 11 AM to 12 NOON Saturday, April 14th at Payne Avenue Missionary Baptist Church, 2714 Martin Luther King Avenue, Knoxville with
Services to follow.

Pastor Cecil Clarke officiating

Interment to follow at Highland South Memorial Gardens, Chapman Highway

Courtesy of Cross-Smith Funeral Home

Marie P. McAtee

Mrs. Marie P. McAtee age 80 of Jacksboro passed away Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at U.T. Medical Center, Knoxville. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Preceded in death by her Husband, Perry Andrew McAtee Sr., Sons, Donald Andrew McAtee and Ronald Perry McAtee.

Survivors: Two Daughters, Angela Morgan and husband Billy, of LaFollette, and Kathryn Gunter and husband Burt, of Jacksboro; Two Sons, Perry Andrew McAtee Jr., and Christopher Charles McAtee, both of Pensacola, FL; Four Grandchildren, Two Great-Grandchildren; Sisters, Dolores Ann Thompson, and Dorothy Lu Cuttie, both of Pensacola, FL. Several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Memorial Services Friday 7:30 P.M. at Walters Funeral Home Chapel with President Russell Figueira officiating. Interment will be held at Calvary Cemetery in Louisville, KY. The family will receive friends 6 to 7:30 P.M. Friday before services at Walters Funeral Home. Online condolences for Mrs. McAtee may be made at Walters Funeral Home of LaFollette is honored to be serving the family of Mrs. Marie P. McAtee.

Frank Nelson

Frank Nelson, age 89, of LaFollette passed from this life on Monday, April 9, 2012 at the LaFollette Health & Rehab Center surrounded by his children and grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his wife of 52 years Retha Nelson, father and mother George & Celia Nelson, daughter Etta Sue Nelson Goins, son-in-law Ronald Goins, brothers Emmett, Merl, Lee Allen, and Horace Nelson, sisters Tennessee Russell, Irene Nelson, and Della Nelson.

He is survived by his son Haskell Gayle Nelson & wife Lunda, daughter Jean Nelson Adkins & husband C.L. Adkins, brothers Howard and J.C. Nelson, a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral service will be at 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 11, 2012 in the Martin Wilson Chapel with Rev. Charles Wilson officiating. Family will receive friends prior to the service from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Interment will be on Thursday, April 12, 2012 in the Bakers Forge Cemetery.

Arrangements by Martin Wilson Funeral Home ofLaFollette

Mr. Nelson’s guestbook can be viewed

Millard Lee Hammac

Millard Lee Hammac, age 86, of LaFollette passed away Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at his home.
He was a faithful longtime member, deacon and greeter of Coolidge First Baptist Church who never met a stranger. A proud WWII Army veteran serving in France and Germany. Preceded in death by mother, Mollie Lambert; sister, Lassie Ivey; brothers, M.F. & Sewell Hammac

Wife: Geneva Longmire Hammac

Sons & daughters-in-law: Roger and Vickie Hammac
Danny and Joyce Hammac
Randy and Amy Hammac

Grandchildren: Russ, Mandi, Jill, Daniel, Sara, Karla and Logan

7 Great grandchildren

Sister-in- law: Pearl Hammac of Norris

Several Nieces & Nephews and a host of friends

Special thanks to all who have shown kindness during this time

Funeral Services 8 PM Thursday, April 12th at Coolidge First Baptist Church

Rev. W. H. (Sonny) Longmire, Rev. Jeff Slone & Rev. Lynn Ray officiating

Interment 11 AM Friday Longmire Cemetery with Military honors given by
Campbell County Honor Guard

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Campbell County Cancer Association, P.O. Box 122; Jacksboro, Tn 37757

Family will receive friends 6 to 8 PM Thursday, April 12th at Coolidge First Baptist Church

Arrangements by Cross-Smith Funeral Home

Ted Wayne Hollingsworth

Ted Wayne Hollingsworth, age 66, found his peace and healing in the loving arms of his Heavenly Father on April 6, 2012. Ted was a free spirit who loved people and enjoyed life. He was a loving brother and a friend to all who knew him. Ted will be remembered for his quick wit, his charm and intelligence, his giving spirit and his ability to make people laugh. He was affectionately called “U.T.” for his role of “Uncle” in the family and his love for the University of Tennessee, his Alma Mater. He was a popular and well-loved member of the Zeta Chapter of Pi Kappa Alpha at the University of Tennessee.

He was preceded in death by her parents, James David (Bo) and Marjorie Rose Hollingsworth of Jacksboro, TN, and nephews Andy Hollingsworth of Nashville, TN, Michael Schroeder and Jerry Schroeder (Little Jerry) of Pensacola, FL.

He is survived by his brother David Hollingsworth (Joanie) of Old Hickory, TN, sisters Gail Schroeder (Papa Don) of Pensacola, FL, Sheree Carroll (Danny) of Knoxville, TN, nieces Melanie Saccomanno (Peter) of Pensacola, FL, Jennifer Barham (Chip) of Murfreesboro, TN, nephews Jim Hollingsworth (Jenifer) of Nashville, TN, Ben Hollingsworth (Kelly) of Knoxville, TN, Scott Schroeder (Jamie) of Pensacola, FL, Jordan Carroll (USAF) of Elsworth, SD, and Dalton Carroll of Pensacola, FL. He is also survived by numerous cousins, great nieces and great nephews, and countless friends.

Funeral service will be on Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at 12 noon in the Martin Wilson Chapel with Reverend Charles Shultz officiating. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 11 am – 12 noon. Interment will follow in Campbell County Memorial Gardens.

Arrangements by Martin Wilson Funeral Home of LaFollette

Mr. Hollingsworth’s guestbook can be viewed at