Category Archives: Obituary

Cleda Byrd Sumner

Mrs. Cleda Byrd Sumner age 80 of LaFollette passed away Tuesday, February 28, 2012. She was of the Baptist Faith. Preceded in death by husbands, James C. Parrott and Lauzy Sumner, parents, Herbert Byrd and Elmina Hicks Byrd, brothers, Cleabert Byrd and Cleaborn Byrd.

Survivors: Daughter, Helen Marlar and husband Sterling, of LaFollette, Son; Ronald L. Byrd and wife Pernie, of LaFollette, Two Grandsons, Nathaniel Robert Byrd of LaFollette, and Ronald Byrd. Jr. of Jacksboro; Sister-in-law, Karen Byrd of Centerville, OH; Uncle, Fairl Byrd of Dayton, OH; Special Friend, Jim Babb. Several other relatives and friends.

Funeral Services Saturday 7 P.M. at Walters Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Danny Wilson officiating. Family and friends will meet Sunday 11 A.M. at Fairview Cemetery in Huntsville for graveside services and interment with Rev. Mike Jeffers officiating. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 P.M. Saturday before services at Walters Funeral Home. Online condolences for Mrs. Sumner may be made at Walters Funeral Home of LaFollette is honored to be serving the family of Mrs. Cleda Sumner.

Jimmy Silcox

Jimmy Silcox, age 30, of LaFollette passed away Friday, February 24, 2012.

Preceded in death by Grandfathers, James Silcox & Stannie Morton.


Mother: Tammy Morton

Step Father: Isaac Dotson

Father & Step Mother: James A. Silcox & Carrie

Grandmothers: Anna Morton

Margie Silcox

Brother: Larry Carson Powers & Sonya

Sister: Maranda Jo Powers

Nieces: Cloe Anna Powers, London Reese Powers, Hailee Jo Day

Special Uncle: Eddie Silcox

Special friends: Deno Ford, Amanda Overton, Mark Baird & Emily

Services 1 PM Wednesday Cross-Smith Chapel

Rev. Justin Phillips & Rev. Mitchell Shelton officiating

Interment Bakers Forge Cemetery

Family will receive friends 11 AM to 1 PM Wednesday at Cross-Smith Funeral Home

Arrangements by Cross-Smith Funeral Home

Nannie Jo Thompson

Nannie Jo Thompson, age 71, of Jacksboro passed awaySaturday, February 25, 2012 at the Tennova LaFollette Medical Center. She was member of Cedar Hill Baptist Church. Nannie Jo loved her family and friends very much.

Preceded in death by: Parents, Henry and Bertha WellsThompson. Sisters: Aileen Busby and Christine Robbins. Brother: J T Thompson. Nephew: Mark Thompson.

Survived by: Brothers: and sisters in law: Robert Lee and Minnie Thompson, Franklin D and Weasy Thompson and Paul E. and Betty Thompson all of LaFollette. Sisters and brothers in law: Henretti and Ray Beaty of Chattanooga, Linda and Tom Albright of LaFollette. Brother in law: Robert Robbins of LaFollette. Several nieces, nephews, great and great-great nieces and nephews, and friends.

Funeral service will be 8 PM Sunday February 26, 2012 at Cedar Hill Baptist Church with Rev. Ronnie Arnold officiating. Interment will be 1 PM Monday February 27, 2012 in Jacksboro Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 6 until 8 pm before the service at the church.

Arrangements by Martin Wilson Funeral Home ofLaFollette

Ms. Thompson’s guest book may be viewed

Charles Lonnie Turner

Charles Lonnie Turner, age 75, of LaFollette passed away on Saturday, February 25, 2012 at his home. He was a Veteran of the Korean Conflict, Captain of a tug boat for 40 years, and was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, tinkering on things, and he loved his dog and his family very much.

He was preceded in death by his father Lonnie Turner, mother Lona Spangler Turner, wife Betty Turner, and brothers Harold Turner and Harrison Turner.

He is survived by his companion Stella McNeely of LaFollette, sons Harold Turner, Dennis Turner, and Steve Turner & wife Donna all of LaFollette, brother Gene Turner of LaFollette, sisters Ruby White of LaFollette, Ruth Kitchen of LaFollette, Dot McQueary of Florence, SC, and Necie Martin of Wartburg, 5 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, several nieces & nephews, special friends Gary Moore, Bill Powell, Robbin Bright, and Bill Brown, as well as a host of other relatives & friends.

Funeral service will be at 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 1, 2012 in the Martin Wilson Chapel with Rev Sanford Hill & Rev Ronnie Arnold officiating. Family will receive friends prior to the service from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.Interment will be at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, March 2, 2012 in the Bakers Forge Cemetery. The Campbell County Honor Guard will be in charge of graveside services.

Arrangements by Martin Wilson Funeral Home ofLaFollette

Mr. Turner’s guestbook may be viewed

Dorothy M. Sharp

Dorothy M. Sharp, age 81, of LaFollette passed away Monday, February 20, 2012. Member of Church of the Living God, Union City, Ind. Preceded in death by husband, John Condra Sharp.


Daughter: Gayle Ann Sharp – Soard, Thelma, Ky

Son: Jeffrey Condra Sharp, Dayton, Oh

Grandchildren: Barbara Soard
Andy Soard
Sarah Sharp
Jonathan Sharp

Sister: Faye Bailey, Hamilton, Oh
Barbara Bellow, Jacksboro
Ella Middleton, Baxter, Ky

Several nieces & nephews, cousins, & other friends

Services 2 PM Saturday Cross-Smith Chapel

Rev. Dan Hill & Rev. Anthony Leach officiating

Interment Woodlawn Cemetery

Family will receive friends 1 – 2 PM Saturday at Cross-Smith Funeral Home

Arrangements by Cross-Smith Funeral Home