Category Archives: Obituary

Juanita Shultz

Juanita Shultz, age 70, of Caryville passed away on Tuesday, October 11, 2011. She was a very loving wife of 39 years, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, and friend. She was a mother and a friend to all she met. She enjoyed attending church when she was able and sports events of all kinds, especially basketball. She loved her job and the ones that she worked with.

She was preceded in death by her father and mother Charlie & Callie Harrison Rutherford, daughter Patsy Brock, brothers Jack Rutherford and Elbert Henry Rutherford, and sisters Susie Rogers and Jerri Rogers.

She is survived by her husband Josh Shultz of Caryville, son Charles Rutherford of Caryville, daughters Debbie Foust and husband Jerry of Caryville and Mary Beth and husband Richard Loudin of Clinton, brothers Elmer “Chun” Rutherford of Caryville, James Rutherford of Caryville, and Joe Rutherford of Philadelphia, TN, 11 grandchildren, and 4 great-great grandchildren.

Funeral service will be at 8:00 p.m. Friday, October 14, 2011 in the Martin Wilson Chapel with Rev Jerry Foust and Rev Don Allen officiating. Interment will be at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 15, 2011 in the Harness Cemetery. Family will receive friends prior to the service from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Martin Wilson Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Shultz’s guest book can be viewed at

John L. Alred

John L. Alred, age 74, of LaFollette went home to the Lord, Friday, October 7, 2011.
He was the proprietor of Whitman Hollow Boat Dock for 19 years and was a friend to everyone. A kind man who thought of others before thinking of himself and will always be remembered as a great husband, wonderful father and a loyal friend.
Preceded in death by his parents, H. T & Nell Alred; brothers, Eugene, Ray and Kyle Alred.


Wife: Janice Alred

Daughters: Sabrina, Rhonda, Renee, and Cindy

Sons: Mike, Johnny, Bruce and David

Grandchildren: Michael, Krista, Wayne, Angela, Veronica, Anthony, Gabrielle, Samantha, Sierra, Hunter, Brooke, and Josephine.

4 Great-grandchildren

Sisters: Genette Ellis and Lois Hayes

Brother: Virgil Alred

Countless cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends

A special thank you to all the Nurses, CNA’s, Staff and Chaplains with Amedisys Hospice Services for their exceptional care.

Services 8 PM Tuesday Cross-Smith Chapel

Rev. Roger Hatmaker officiating

Interment 11 AM Wednesday Woodward Cemetery

Family will receive friends 6 PM to 8 PM Tuesday at Cross-Smith Funeral Home

Arrangements by Cross-Smith Funeral Home

Evon Stokes

Evon Stokes, age 58, of LaFollette passed away Saturday, October 08, 2011 at her home. Member of Coolidge First Baptist Church. Preceded in death by parents, Phillip & Maude Marlow Evans; sister, Joyce Stokes; brother, Virgil Evans


Husband: Dennis Stokes

Daughters: Tracy & Donnie Kitts
Stephanie Justin Stepp, all of Jacksboro

Brothers: Arvil, Estel and Leland Evans all of LaFollette

Sister: Viola Dalton, Jellico, Ky.

Several Nieces & Nephews

Services 8 PM Monday Cross-Smith Chapel

Rev. W. H. Longmire and Rev. Jeff Slone officiating

Interment 11 AM Tuesday Pleasant Ridge Cemetery

Family will receive friends 6 PM to 8 PM Monday at Cross-Smith Funeral Home

Arrangements by Cross-Smith Funeral Home

Rev. Emerson Doyle Sweat

Rev. Emerson Doyle Sweat, age 84, of LaFollette went home to be with his heavenly father Thursday, October 6, 2011 at UT Medical Center Knoxville. Member of Fordtown Baptist Church, but had recently attended Forks Grove Baptist Church. He preached God’s word for 31 years and was a true servant of the Lord. He pastored at Murrayville Baptist Church and Fordtown Baptist Church, He loved preaching and singing and had a broadcast, Back to the Bible for 39 years, still going on WLAF. He was a retired carpenter and electrician. Preceded in death by son, Melvin Sweat; parents, Charlie & Naomi Campbell Sweat.


Wife: Lorene Miller Sweat

Brother: Charles & wife Lola Sweat, LaFollette

Sisters: Genella Sweat
Juanita & Robert Burden, all of Jacksboro

A great host of other relatives and friends

Funeral Services 2 PM Sunday at Forks Grove Baptist Church

Rev. Ronnie Poston and Rev. Tim Dupuy officiating

Interment Goins-Sweat Cemetery

Family will receive friends 5 PM to 8 PM Saturday at Cross-Smith Funeral Home

Arrangements by Cross-Smith Funeral Home

Ruth Lillian Sweat

Ruth Lillian Sweat, age 88, of Clinton passed away Thursday, October 6, 2011 at Methodist Medical Center in Oak Ridge. Member of The Church Of Jesus of Latter Day Saints. Preceded in death by husband, William Howard Sweat; parents, Charlie & Mary Riggs Wright; brother, Hugh Wright.


Daughters: Brenda Bain, Acworth, Ga.
Regina Hudson, Knoxville
Bill Sweat, Clinton
Mark Sweat, Oneida

7 Grandchildren 4 Great-grandchildren

Funeral Services 1 PM Wednesday at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
Clinch River Ward 111 Executive Park Drive in Clinton, TN

Bro. Gene Carnes of the Bishopric presiding

Interment Bakers Forge Cemetery in LaFollette

Family will receive friends 5 PM to 8 PM Tuesday at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints 111 Executive Park Dr. in Clinton

Arrangements by Cross-Smith Funeral Home, LaFollette