Category Archives: Obituary

Georgia Bruce

Mrs. , age 82, of LaFollette passed away Saturday, September 17, 2011. She was a member of Stinking Creek Baptist Church and cared deeply for her church family. She took joy in sewing, quilting, gardening, and cooking for her family. She was preceded in death by husband, Willie (Blue) Bruce; grandson, Christopher Garrett Johnson, son-in-law, Ralph Reynolds, parents, Lewis and Ada Stephens, two sisters, Anna Mae Dee and Myrleen Johnson, two brothers, Kenneth and Ernest Stephens.

Survivors: Children, Reva Trusty and husband, Roger of East Point, KY, Jackie Reynolds of Pioneer, TN, Geraldean Ayers and husband, Jerome of Cincinnati, OH, Sharon Johnson and husband, Bobby of Jacksboro, TN, and Ronnie Bruce and wife, Judy of Canton, GA; 8 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, sister, Paulette Metzger and husband, Josef of Morton Grove, IL. Several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Funeral services Monday, September 19, 2011, 8 P.M. at Walters Chapel with Rev. Donald Shown and Rev. Delmus Bruce officiating. Family and friends will meet Tuesday, September 19, 2011, 11 A.M. at Melvin Cemetery for graveside services and interment. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 P.M. Monday before services at Walters Funeral Home. Online condolences for Mrs. Bruce may be made at www.waltersfuneralhome.net. Walters Funeral Home of LaFollette is honored to be serving the family of Mrs. Georgia Bruce.

Hubert B. Jackson, Jr

Mr. Hubert B. Jackson, Jr. age 76 of Franklin, TN (formerly of LaFollette, TN) died peacefully on Saturday, September 17, 2011. He was a Retired Certified Financial Examiner having served in many capacities and duty stations with the Federal Home Loan Bank Board. He also served as Vice President-Examinations with the Federal Home Loan Bank of Cincinnati. He was a military veteran having served three years in the U.S. Army Finance Corp. He attended the University of Tennessee majoring in Finance. He was a member of the University’s Benefactor’s Society, and a member of the Bethlehem United Methodist Church of Franklin. He was preceded in death by his son, Hubert B. Jackson, III and parents, Hubert B. Jackson and Beatrice Russell Jackson of LaFollette, Tennessee.

He is survived by wife, Wanda Davis Jackson of Franklin, Tennessee; grandson, Hubert B. Jackson, IV of Milan, Indiana; granddaughter, Rebecca Ann Jackson of Indianapolis, Indiana.

There will be a short gathering of family and friends at Walters Funeral Home in LaFollette, Tennessee on Saturday, September 24, 2011, from 12:00 to 1:00 P.M. Graveside services to follow at Woodlawn Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Bethlehem United Methodist Church at 2419 Bethlehem Loop, Franklin, TN 37069, U.T. College of Business, or Alive Hospice at 1718 Patterson St., Nashville, TN 37203. Online condolences for Mr. Jackson may be made at www.waltersfuneralhome.net. Walters Funeral Home of LaFollette is honored to be serving the family of Mr. Hubert B. Jackson, Jr.

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Naomi Widener

Mrs. Naomi Widener age 85 of LaFollette passed away Friday, September 16, 2011, at St. Mary’s Medical Center of Campbell County. She was retired from Imperial Reading Corporation after 33 years of service and former member and past president of LaFollette Rescue Squad Crewettes. She enjoyed going to the lake and houseboat with her husband, enjoyed traveling and had visited 48 states, loved bingo, and spending time with her family. Preceded in death by husband, Gaylor “Chalk” Widener, son, Ronnie Widener, daughters, Peggy Jo Widener and Libby Goins, parents, Julius and Nannie Canady Ball, and sister, Christine Widener.

Survivors: Daughter, Christine Paul and husband, Carl of LaFollette; sons, Jack Widener and wife, Marie of Duff and Bill Widener and wife, Patsy of Jacksboro; 11 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren; sister, Carrie Lee Bryant of Jellico. Several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Services Sunday 8 P.M. at Walters Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Hobert McCreary officiating. Graveside services and interment Monday 11 A.M. at Woodlawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends Sunday from 6 to 8 P.M. before funeral services at Walters Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, P. O. Box 10088, Knoxville, TN 37939-9910. Online condolences for Mrs. Widener may be made at www.waltersfuneralhome.net. Walters Funeral Home of LaFollette is honored to be serving the family of Mrs. Naomi Widener.

Alice Marie Asbury

Alice Marie Asbury, age 66, of Jacksboro passed away Thursday, September 15, 2011 at St. Mary’s Campbell County. Preceded in death by mother, Helen June Woods Boshears. Member of Macedonia Baptist Church, DAR & Daughter of 1812

Survivors:

Husband: Rev. J. T. Asbury

Daughter: Caretta June McGhee, Jacksboro

Sons: James T. & wife Teressa, Jacksboro
Sammy N. & Dewanna, Germantown

6 Grandchildren 1 Great-grandchild

Sisters: Iris Gene Hicks, Jacksboro
Mary Kathirne Johnson, Jacksboro
Nancy Ellen Chadwell, LaFollette
Marcella Reid, Jacksboro

Services 8 PM Saturday at Cross-Smith Chapel

Rev. Verlin Langford & Rev. Virgil Farmer officiating

Interment 11 AM Sunday Campbell Memorial Gardens

Family will receive friends 6 – 8 PM Saturday at Cross-Smith Funeral Home

Arrangements by Cross-Smith Funeral Home

Charles “Joe” Brandenburg

Charles “Joe” Brandenburg, age 62, of LaFollette passed away September 11, 2011 at his home. He was a member of High Knob Baptist Church and was a veteran of the Vietnam War.

He was preceded in death by his parents Authur & Helen Brandenburg and infant sister Shirley Brandenburg.

He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Deborah Brandenburg of LaFollette, sons Eric and Paul of LaFollette, Sandy and Maverick of Crossville, Bobby of Johnson City, son and daughter-in-law Joey & Rikki of Lenoir City, daughters Pascah of LaFollette, Deborah Sanford & Hannah Sartin of Knoxville, daughters and sons-in-law Maranatha & Daniel Nelson of LaFollette, Jerihlyn & Ralph Marcum of Jacksboro, Terra & Dustin Figueroa of Chattanooga, brother and sister-in-law Jerry & Karen Brandenburg of Greenville, sister and brother-in-law Shelia & Matt Galloway of Knoxville, 11 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, as well as a host of nieces, nephews, friends, and relatives.

Funeral service will be on Wednesday, September 14, 2011 at 8:00 p.m. in the Martin Wilson chapel with Phil Rutherford and Rev Paul Hembree officiating. Interment will be on Thursday, September 15, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. in the Bakers Forge Cemetery. Family will receive friends prior to the service from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. in the Martin Wilson chapel.

Martin Wilson Funeral Home in LaFollette in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Brandenburg’s guestbook can be viewed at www.martinwilsonfuneralhome.com