Category Archives: Obituary

Joan Clark Asbury

Joan Clark Asbury age 76 of Jacksboro passed away Tuesday June 14, 2011 at her home. She was a member of Jacksboro United Methodist Church. Preceded in death by Husband Wesley Lee Asbury, Parents Frank & Dorothy Blackwell and Sister Betsy Farris.

Survivors: Son & Daughter-in-law: Wesley L., Jr. & Sarah & children Katherine & William Asbury all of Wytheville, VA

Daughter & Son-in-law: Elizabeth & Ron Lawson & children Matt & Alex Lawson of

Son & Daughter-in-law: Rob & Laura Asbury & daughter Brett Asbury of

Sister: Nancy Duncan (John) Meadowview, Va.

Brother: Ben (Peggy) Blackwell, Lynchburg, Va.

Special Caregivers: Carolyn McGaw
Pam Schultz
Debbie Hopper
Fayetta Hopper
Sue Standridge

Funeral Services 8 PM Wednesday Jacksboro United Methodist Church

Rev. John Crabtree & Rev. Ronnie Mutter officiating

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Mercy Hospice of Campbell County, Alzheimer’s Association or the Charity of your choice.

Interment 11 AM Thursday Carey Cemetery in Caryville

Family will receive friends 6 – 8 PM Wednesday at Jacksboro United Methodist Church

Arrangements by Cross-Smith Funeral Home

Omar (Mutt) Russell

Omar (Mutt) Russell, age 75, of Caryville passed away Sunday, June 12, 2011 at U.T. Medical Center. Member of Central Baptist Church in Caryville and US Army veteran. He loved the mountains and being outdoors.
Preceded in death by parents, Fred & Bertha Russell; brothers, Wilford, Sam, Albert and infant James Russell; sister, Golda Russell.

Survived by Nieces and Nephews

Children of Wilford Russell: Judy, Pat, Steve, Wayne & Joey

Children of Sam Russell: Sharon, Linda & Vickie

Children of Albert Russell: David, Marsha, Albert, Jr., & Debbie

Sisters-in-law: Geneva, Faye & Mollie

A Host of other relatives and friends

Services 8 PM Tuesday Cross-Smith Chapel

Rev. Ellis Hoskins & Rev. Greg Overton officiating

Interment 11 AM Wednesday Butler Cemetery, Oliver Springs

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

Arrangements by Cross-Smith Funeral Home

Sam F. Russell

Sam F. Russell, age 82, of Caryville passed away Friday, June 10, 2011 at his home. Member of Caryville First Baptist Church, Campbell Co. Masonic Lodge and retired from Y-12 after 33 years of service. Preceded in death by parents, Fred & Bertha Russell; brothers, Wilford & Albert Russell.


Wife: Faye Apperson Russell

Daughters & Sons-in-law: Sharon & Gary Carson, Caryville
Linda Russell, Jacksboro
Vickie & Jerry Wheeler, Knoxville

Grandchildren: Kelli & Jim Rainey, Knoxville
Kerry Carson, Nashville
Krey & Emily Carson, Jacksboro

Great-granddaughter: Emma Claire Rainey

Brother: Omar Russell, Caryillle

Services 8 PM Saturday Cross-Smith Chapel

Rev. Lynn Ray and grandchildren officiating

Interment 10 AM Sunday Campbell Memorial Gardens

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

Arrangements by Cross-Smith Funeral Home

Victor Baird

Victor Baird, age 92 of LaFollette passed away Monday, June 06, 2011 at St. Mary’s Campbell Co. Former businessman and owner of LaFollette Sheet Metal, farmer and WWII veteran. Member of Church of God Holiness. Preceded in death by wife, Bernice Meredith Baird; son, Lee Scott; daughter, Darla Bell; brothers, Lee. Rev. Elbert Baird, Rev. Ben Baird; sisters, Etta Carroll, Lillian Malicoat.


Sons: Gary Baird
Sam Baird & wife Linda of LaFollette

Special Nephew: Stephen Bell & Tiffany & Isaac

Brother: James O. Baird, Tazewell

Special Friend: Lisa Parrott

Sisters: Mildred Ivey & Hazel June Parker, both of LaFollette

Services 8 PM Wednesday Cross-Smith Chapel

Rev. J. R. Kitts officiating

Interment 11 AM Thursday Woodlawn Cemetery with Military Honors given
by Campbell County Honor Guard

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

Arrangements by Cross-Smith Funeral Home

Michael D. Ellison

Michael D. Ellison, of Curtis, Michigan, formerly of Jacksboro departed this life at the Veterans Hospital in Iron Mountain, Michigan on May 25, 2011. Mike was of the Christian faith. He served his country proudly as a Marine. Preceded in death by his father, Duard W. Ellison; brother, Douglas Ellison.


Loving wife of 40 years, Susan Arnold Ellison

Sons: Brian & wife Jennifer of Traverse City, Michigan
Billy of Westland, Michagan

Grandchildren: Connor, Maguire, and Rylee of Traverse City, Michigan

Mother: Mildred Ellison of New Boston, Michigan

Brother: Danny L. Ellison of Jacksboro, Tennessee

Sisters: Carol Overbey of Knoxville, Tennessee
DeAnna Dagley of New Boston, Michigan

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Christian Research Hospital

Courtesy of Cross-Smith Funeral Home