Category Archives: Obituary

Mildred York Duncan

Mildred York Duncan (Shoopman) passed away on August 2, 2011. She was born on July 16, 1924 in Smokey Junction, TN. She was a very loving and dedicated mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, and great-grandmother that enjoyed spending time with her family and working outside with her flowers.

She is preceded in death by her father and mother William and Florence Cross York, first husband Convie Duncan, second husband Elsic Shoopman, son Roger Duncan, and infant sons Billy Duncan and Fuston Duncan.

She is survived by her sons Murrel Duncan and wife Molly, Jerry Duncan and wife Teresa both of Aiken, SC, Justin Dale Shoopman of Corbin, KY, and Johnny and wife Linda Shoopman of Jellico, TN, daughters Sharon Sutton and Annette Owens and husband Donnie both of Jacksboro, sister Lillian Seagraves of IL, 19 grandchildren, and 27 great-grandchildren.

Funeral service will be at 8:00 p.m. on Friday, August 5, 2011 in the Martin Wilson chapel with Rev Larry Sexton and Rev Hilton Duncan officiating. Family will receive friends prior to the service from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Interment will be at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 6, 2011 in the Bakers Forge Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Eric Duncan, Jimmy Shoopman, Brian Duncan, Dale Shoopman, Johnny Shoopman, Dustin Shoopman, Justin Shoopman, and Jeremy Shoopman.

Martin Wilson Funeral Home in LaFollette in charge of arrangement

Mildred Shoopman’s guestbook can be viewed at www.martinwilsonfuneralhome.com

Linda J. Adkins

Linda J. Adkins “Na-Na” passed away on Tuesday, August 2, 2011 at Mercy Medical Center in Knoxville. She was born on July 30, 1956. She was a very loving mother, grandmother, and sister who enjoyed spending time with her family and loved to fish and spend time on the lake.

She is preceded in death by her father Willie Adkins.

She is survived by her mother Anna Mae Adkins, daughter Jamie Lynn Claiborne and husband Ray of Jacksboro, brothers Danny Adkins and wife Lee Ann and Benny Adkins both of Jacksboro, sister Tammy Branam and husband Mark of LaFollette, and grandson Kaleb Sammons, as well as several nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be at 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 4, 2011 in the Martin Wilson chapel with Rev Charlie Wilson, Rev Mark Branam, and Rev Donald Shoun officiating. Family will receive friends prior to the service from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Interment will be at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, August 5, 2011 in the Woodlawn Cemetery.

Martin Wilson Funeral Home in LaFollette in charge of arrangement

Mrs. Adkins’ guestbook can be viewed at www.martinwilsonfuneralhome.com

Bill Pennington

Bill Pennington age 56, of LaFollette, passed away Monday, August 1, 2011. He was of the Baptist faith. Preceded in death by father Monroe Pennington, mother Rosie Miller Pennington & brother James Pennington.

Survivors: Sons: Billy Lynn and Justin Pennington

2 Grandchildren

Sisters: Jean Morgan, Linda Heatherly, Shirley Love & Pat Rosenbaum

Brother: Terry Ellison

Funeral Service 8 p.m. Thursday Cross-Smith Chapel

Interment 10 a.m. Friday Davis Chapel Cemetery

The family will receive friends 6 until 8 p.m. Thursday at Cross-Smith Funeral Home

Bill Pennington

Arrangements by Cross-Smith Funeral Home

Forster Fane Maxwell

Forster Fane Maxwell, age 71, of LaFollette passed away Sunday, July 31, 2011 at his home. Of the Pentecostal faith. Preceded in death by son, Johnny William Oakes; parents, William and Mossie Frankle Maxwell; brother, Rev. Bill Maxwell, R. L., Clarence and Carb Maxwell; sister, Cora Ivey, Mary Bouruff, Ruth Chadwell

Survivors:

Wife: Carolyn Maxwell

Daughter: Lovena Taylor & husband Randy

Nicole Oakes

Sons: Tony Maxwell, Virginia

Payton Maxwell, LaFollette

Johnny Oakes

Tony Oakes

Brian & wife Becky Oakes, LaFollette

Brother: Ernest Maxwell, LaFollette

Services 8 PM Wednesday Cross-Smith Funeral Home

Rev. Jerome (Buddy) Leach officiating

Interment 11 AM Thursday Bakers Forge

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

Arrangements by Cross-Smith Funeral Home

Betty L. Rogers Kitts

Betty L. Rogers Kitts age 69, of LaFollette, passed away Saturday, July 30, 2011 at her home. She was a member of Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church. Preceded in death by Parents

Paul & Georgie Rogers.

Survivors: Sons & Daughters-in-law: Elmer Lee (Mutt) & Jennie Kitts

Eugene (Mayor) & Doris Kitts

Daughters: Margaret Ann Kitts Evans & Tommy Sue Kitts Chapman

Sister: Linda Sue Bourff & husband Vernon

Grandchildren: April Dawn Reese, Jessica Leeann Key, Dustin (Harvey) Kitts, Christin Bowens, Daryl Lee Evans, Kasha DeSha Evans & Tyler Austin Kitts

7 Great-grandchildren, Several nieces & nephews and a host of relatives & friends

Funeral service 2 p.m. Wednesday Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church

Rev. Jimmy Griffiths officiating. The body will lie in state one hour before the service

Interment in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery

The family will receive friends 6 until 8 p.m. Tuesday at Cross-Smith Funeral Home

Arrangements by Cross-Smith Funeral Home

Betty L. Rogers Kitts

Betty L. Rogers Kitts age 69, of LaFollette, passed away Saturday, July 30, 2011 at her home. She was a member of Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church. Preceded in death by Parents

Paul & Georgie Rogers.

Survivors: Sons & Daughters-in-law: Elmer Lee (Mutt) & Jennie Kitts

Eugene (Mayor) & Doris Kitts

Daughters: Margaret Ann Kitts Evans & Tommy Sue Kitts Chapman

Sister: Linda Sue Bourff & husband Vernon

Grandchildren: April Dawn Reese, Jessica Leeann Key, Dustin (Harvey) Kitts, Christin Bowens, Daryl Lee Evans, Kasha DeSha Evans & Tyler Austin Kitts

7 Great-grandchildren, Several nieces & nephews and a host of relatives & friends

Funeral service 2 p.m. Wednesday Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church

Rev. Jimmy Griffiths officiating. The body will lie in state one hour before the service

Interment in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery

The family will receive friends 6 until 8 p.m. Tuesday at Cross-Smith Funeral Home

Arrangements by Cross-Smith Funeral Home