Category Archives: Obituary

Nelda Christine Glass Orick

Nelda Christine Glass Orick, 80, of Salem, VA passed away Saturday, September 24, 2011. She was born May 12, 1931 in Salem, VA daughter of the late Charles and Mary Harmon Glass. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Bill Orick; and brothers, Kenneth, Billy, Nelson and Harrison Glass. Mrs. Orick was a homemaker and formerly attended Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church. She was active in the Shriners Ladies Auxiliary with her husband. She is survived by her sons, William “Lucky” Gray, Jr. and wife, Donna, John Gray and fiancée, Teresa Mize and Roy Gray and wife, Kathy; daughters, Jean Dillman and husband, Wayne and Elizabeth Testerman and husband, Jeff; twelve grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; special great-aunt, Mildred Glass; and a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 am Tuesday, September 27, 2011 at the Chapel of John M. Oakey and Son, Salem with her grandson, Rev. Michael Gray officiating. The family will receive friends Monday evening from 5 to 8 pm at the John M. Oakey and Son, Salem. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff of Richfield four west and three west floors for their loving care given to mom. The family will also receive friends from 10 am to 12 noon Wednesday, September 28, 2011 at Martin Wilson Funeral Home in LaFollette, TN with graveside services to follow at Powell Valley Cemetery and Memorial Gardens in LaFollette, TN. Online condolences to the family may be made at www.johnmoakey.com.

Martin Wilson Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Ms Orick’s guest book can be viewed at www.martinwilsonfuneralhome.com

Joan Annette Goslin

Joan Annette Goslin, better known as “Joni,” was born in LaFollette, Tennessee, on March 27, 1939, to Martha Ella Miller Goslin and Robert Martin Goslin, Sr. Joni had two sisters, Ruth and Sharon, and one brother, Robert, Jr. She grew up in Columbus, Ohio, and attended schools in both Ohio and Tennessee. She was not initially able to finish high school, but went to work early to help support the family. She worked as a customer service representative at a large department store in Columbus, where she won an award for her friendliness. Later in life, she completed a GED and attended Lincoln Memorial University, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in art. Joni was very talented and excelled both as an artist and a singer. She especially loved drawing portraits of people, particularly children. She also drew pictures of animals and of local landmarks, including the LaFollette House. She had a beautiful voice and often sang in churches and in nursing homes. She was unusually friendly and compassionate, and had a large, committed group of friends. Most of all, she loved Jesus, her friends, her family, and life. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in LaFollette for decades. Joni died on September 24, 2011, at Claiborne County Hospital, of multiorgan failure. She is survived by her sisters, several nieces and nephews, and numerous cousins. She will be greatly missed by her friends, family, and all those who were privileged to know her.

Martin Wilson Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Ms Goslin’s guest book can be viewed at www.martinwilsonfuneralhome.com

Joan Annette Goslin

Joan Annette Goslin, better known as “Joni,” was born in LaFollette, Tennessee, on March 27, 1939, to Martha Ella Miller Goslin and Robert Martin Goslin, Sr. Joni had two sisters, Ruth and Sharon, and one brother, Robert, Jr. She grew up in Columbus, Ohio, and attended schools in both Ohio and Tennessee. She was not initially able to finish high school, but went to work early to help support the family. She worked as a customer service representative at a large department store in Columbus, where she won an award for her friendliness. Later in life, she completed a GED and attended Lincoln Memorial University, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in art. Joni was very talented and excelled both as an artist and a singer. She especially loved drawing portraits of people, particularly children. She also drew pictures of animals and of local landmarks, including the LaFollette House. She had a beautiful voice and often sang in churches and in nursing homes. She was unusually friendly and compassionate, and had a large, committed group of friends. Most of all, she loved Jesus, her friends, her family, and life. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in LaFollette for decades. Joni died on September 24, 2011, at Claiborne County Hospital, of multiorgan failure. She is survived by her sisters, several nieces and nephews, and numerous cousins. She will be greatly missed by her friends, family, and all those who were privileged to know her.

Martin Wilson Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Ms Goslin’s guest book can be viewed at www.martinwilsonfuneralhome.com

Ruby Childs Branam

Ruby Childs Branam age 77 of Cookeville formerly of Cookeville, passed away Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011. She was a member of New Beginning Assembly of God.
Preceded in death by parents Lee & Goldie Weaver Childs, brothers: Eugene (Red), Henry & J.C. Childs and sister Maxine Childs.

Survivors: Daughter: Tammy Branam, Cookeville

Sisters-in-law: Lucille Heatherly & husband John Heatherly

Lucille Childs & Phyllis Branam

Several Nieces & Nephews

Funeral Service 2 p.m. Tuesday Cross-Smith Chapel Rev. Al Miller officiating

Interment Woodlawn Cemetery Visitation 12 -2 p.m. Tuesday at Cross-Smith Funeral Home. Arrangements by Cross-S

William F. (Billy Bob) Ross

Mr William F. (Billy Bob) Ross age 54 of LaFollette passed away Sunday, September 25, 2011 at his home. He was a member of LaFollette Church of Christ.

Survivors: Special Friend, Marion Blair of LaFollette, and his church family at LaFollette Church of Christ.

Funeral Services Tuesday 7 P.M. at Walters Funeral Home Chapel with Minister Jim Wesson officiating. Friends will meet Wednesday at 9:30 A.M at Walters Funeral Home and proceed to Longmire Cemetery for graveside services and interment. Visitation: Tuesday from 6 to 7 P.M. before services at Walters Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to LaFollette Church of Christ in his memory. Online condolences for Mr. Ross may be made at www.waltersfuneralhome.net. Walters Funeral Home of LaFollette is honored to be serving the family and friends of Mr. William F. (Billy Bob) Ross.