Category Archives: Obituary

Darlyn Levetta Dykes Jones

Darlyn Levetta Dykes Jones age 83, of LaFollette, passed away Friday, March 2, 2012. She was a Christian of the Pentecostal faith. Preceded in death by husband, Edwin V. Jones; parents, Charles E & Virginia Dykes; brothers, Charles & Ronald Dykes.


Daughters & sons-in-law: Sonya & husband Tim Sandora
Robin & Mickey white

Sons & daughters-in-law: Edwin V. (Sonny) & Carol Jones
D. Jones
Timothy & Tressia Jones

7 Grandchildren 6 Great-grandchildren

Brothers: Lowell, Robert & Jimmy Dykes

Sister: Shelby (Tootsie) Seal

Services 8 PM Monday Cross-Smith Chapel

Rev. Bill Boreio officiating

Interment 11AM Monday Green Cemetery in Flat Hollow

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

Arrangements by Cross-Smith Funeral Home

Francis William Johnson

Mr. Francis William Johnson, age 76 of LaFollette went to be with the Lord, March 2, 2012, at his son’s residence. He served a term in the United States Marine Corp. and retired from the United States Army as a Sergeant First Class after 21 years of service. While serving in the United States Army, he served in Germany, two terms in Korea, 2 terms in Vietnam, and numerous other countries. He was awarded numerous medals and was a member of the Corp. of Engineers. Johnson, as he was known, was also assistant Scout Master for Troop 622 of Boy Scouts of America, and retired from the LaFollette Electric Department as their heavy equipment operator. Preceded in death by parents, Earl and Tansem Johnson, four brothers, Wayne, Mervin, Mark, and James.

Survivors: Son, Timothy Johnson of Knoxville; daughter and son-in-law, Tammy and Jeff Walters of Knoxville; grandchildren, Jenna, Josiah, Jonathan, and Grace Anne Walters all of Knoxville; former wife and mother of the children, Carol Johnson Lester; sister, Virginia Coffmon of Columbus, OH and brother, Joseph of Milford, OH, along with several nieces and nephews, and numerous friends.

Funeral Services Sunday 7 P.M. at Walters Chapel with his son, Rev. Tim Johnson officiating. Music provided by his grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 P.M. Sunday before funeral services. Family and friends will meet Monday 11 A.M. at Flat Hollow Cemetery for graveside services and interment with Full Military Honors provided by the Campbell County Honor Guard. Online condolences for Mr. Johnson may be made at Walters Funeral Home of LaFollette is honored to be serving the family of Mr. Francis William Johnson.

Galen E. LeMarr

Mr. Galen E. LeMarr age 80 of LaFollette passed away Saturday, March 3, 2012, at St. Mary’s Medical Center of LaFollette. He was a Veteran of the U. S. Army and of the Baptist Faith. He was preceded in death by parents, Silas and Fannie Rutherford LeMarr.

Survivors: Wife, Evelyn LeMarr of LaFollette; Son, Ron LeMarr and family of LaFollette; sisters, Gertie Chapman, Azalee Roberts and Gloria Brooks all of LaFollette. Several other relatives and friends.

No services are planned. Online condolences for Mr. LeMarr may be made at Walters Funeral Home of LaFollette is honored to be serving the family of Mr. Galen E. LeMarr.

Ben Rogers

Ben Rogers, age 89, of LaFollette passed away Wednesday, February 29, 2012. Member of LaFollette United Methodist Church and owner of Ben Rogers Insurance Agency since 1946 and taught school in LaFollette for 5 ½ years. A UT graduate and US Army Airforce veteran serving 3 years in WWII. Preceded in death by wives, Doris Hoskins Rogers & Cora Thompson Rogers; parents, Judge Jesse L. & Fannie Alexander Rogers; son, Rusty Thompson; sister, Jessie Mitchell; brothers, David & Buddy Rogers.


Sons & Daughters-in-law: Mike & Shirley Rogers

Jim & Kathy Rogers

Nick & Ann Thompson

Grandchildren: Cindi & Brian Reynolds

Jimmer Rogers

Lori & Dustin Johnson

Great grandchildren: Kyla Reynolds, Micah Reynolds & Julie Johnson

Services 2 PM Saturday LaFollette United Methodist Church

Dr. Kenneth Faught officiating

Interment Woodlawn Cemetery

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to LaFollette United Methodist Church Youth Group

Family will receive friends 12 Noon – 2 PM Saturday at LaFollette United Methodist Church

Arrangements by Cross-Smith Funeral Home

Joseph M. Videtich

Mr. Joseph M. Videtich age 75 of LaFollette passed away Wednesday, February 29, 2012 at U.T. Medical Center in Knoxville. He was a member of East LaFollette Baptist Church, a retired U.S. Navy Veteran with 20 years of service, and retired from Dresser Industries. Preceded in death by son Terrance Lee Videtich, parents, Joseph and Anna Videtich, and brother, Carl Videtich.

Survivors; Wife of 40 years, Karen Videtich of LaFollette: Children, Cherryl Takeshta and husband Robert, of Sacramento, CA, William Frumm of LaFollette, and Robert Videtich and wife Susan, of Virginia Beach, VA. Seven Grandchildren, Six Great-grandchildren. Several other relatives and friends.

Funeral services Thursday, March 8, 2012, 8 P.M. at East LaFollette Baptist Church with Rev. Bill Helton and Rev. Greg Chandler officiating. Family and friends will meet Friday 10 A.M. at Bakers Forge Cemetery for graveside services and interment, with military honors conducted by the Campbell County Honor Guard. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 P.M. Thursday before services at the church. Online condolences for Mr. Videtich may be made at Walters Funeral Home of LaFollette is honored to be serving the family of Mr. Joseph M. Videtich.