Category Archives: Obituary

Dr. Edward P. Suchard

Dr. Edward P. Suchard passed away peacefully on January 11, 2012 at the age of 95 in Saco, Maine. Ed was born in Easthampton, Massachusetts on September 23, 1916. He studied Orthodontics and Oral Surgery at Case Western Reserve in Ohio. After receiving a degree in Oral Surgery, he served his country as an Army Captain during the Korean War at Walter Reed Army Hospital in Washington, DC. Following the war, he established an orthodontics practice in Akron, Ohio. For the many years of his successful practice, he lived in a beautiful home in Peninsula, Ohio with his wife Dee, whom he met and married in 1963. In the 1970’s, Ed retired to Hilton Head, SC and later moved to Columbia, SC where in 1995 his wife passed away. In 2009, he moved to Cape Elizabeth, Maine to be near his nephew Karl. Ed was known for his sharp wit and sense of humor. He was a gentleman from the old school. He was an avid golfer, car collector and yachtsman. Ed had no children and is survived by his nephews Karl of Portland, Maine and Peter of Oakland, California.

Graveside Services & Interment 10 AM Monday at Jellico Cemetery

Military honors given by American Legion Post 154

Rev. Boyd Cook officiating

Arrangements by Cross-Smith Funeral Home

Brenda Gail Branam Blades Byrge

Mrs. Brenda Gail Branam Blades Byrge age 63 of Jacksboro passed away Thursday, January 12, 2012 at her home. She was a member of the Nurses Association of Tennessee, and of the Baptist Faith. Preceded in death by parents, Lewis and Ava Bruce Branam, and brother, Gary Branam.

Survivors: Husband, David Byrge of Jacksboro; Son, Jeff Blades of Maryville, TN; Daughters, April Reed of Jacksboro, and Jenifer West of Jacksboro; Several grandchildren; Sisters, Sue Walker of Jacksboro, Jevonna Welch of Speedwell; Brother, David Branam of LaFollette; Several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She will be missed dearly by all of her family and friends.

The family will receive friends Monday from 5 to 7 P.M. at Walters Funeral Home Chapel, with a Memorial Service to follow at 7 P.M. Friends may call at their convenience after 10 A.M. on Monday. The family has requested that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to: Campbell County Cancer Association, P.O. Box 122, Jacksboro, TN 37757. Online condolences for Mrs. Byrge may be at Walters Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Mrs. Brenda Gail Branam Blades Byrge.

Ellis Carden

Mrs. Ellis Carden, age 86, of LaFollette, passed away peacefully at her home in Davis Chapel on Thursday morning, January 12, 2012. She was a faithful member of the LaFollette United Methodist Church for over 40 years and the Waco Baptist Church in Waco, Kentucky, for 30 years. Ellis was also a member of the Senior Choir at Waco Baptist for many years.

Ellis was born at her home in LaFollette on February 13, 1925, where she lived until she was married to her husband, Mr. Bob Carden, on June 14, 1946. She was a graduate of LaFollette High School and worked as a teaching assistant for many years in the Campbell County School System. Her parents were John Henry Sharp and Bessie Snavely Sharp. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by husband, Bob Carden; brother, John Condra Sharp; and sister, June Ellison.

Throughout her long battle with Alzheimer’s disease, she kept her sweet spirit and good manners. She always enjoyed sewing and crafts of all types. She was an accomplished seamstress and made personalized quilts for almost every member of her family. For years she made a quilt for every new baby in her church. She loved homemaking, cooking, and had a passion for growing and arranging flowers. She was a faithful wife and loving mother to her daughters and their families.

Ellis is survived by her daughters, Dinah Martin and her husband, Jim, of Waco, Kentucky; Nancy Blevins and her husband, Darril, of Knoxville, Tennessee; and Laura Broyles and her husband Jerry, of LaFollette. She is also survived by seven grandchildren: John Martin, James Martin, Joe Martin, Russell Hammac, Jill McHaffie, Rae Russell, and Carden Russell. Her great-grandchildren are: Chase Martin, Connor Martin, Grant Martin, Ella Martin, Molly Martin, Laura Martin, Claire Martin, Ryann McHaffie, Maddi Bolton, Bo McHaffie, Lily Martin, Jack Bradley Martin, & Mary Ellis McHaffie.

Funeral services will be Saturday at the LaFollette United Methodist Church at 12:00 P.M., January 14, 2012, with Dr. Kenneth Faught officiating. Interment to follow at Woodlawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 11:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. before funeral services. Pallbearers will be her grandsons. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The LaFollette United Methodist Church, 808 East Central Avenue, LaFollette, TN 37766 and Body Recall, P.O. Box 412, Berea, KY 40403. Online condolences for Mrs. Carden may be made at Walters Funeral Home of LaFollette is honored to be serving the family of Mrs. Ellis Carden.

Samuel McGhee

Samuel McGhee, age 86, of Jacksboro, TN passed away on Tuesday, January 10, 2012 at Tennova PhysiciansRegional Medical Center in Knoxville. He was a member of Midway Baptist Church. He was a very loving & devoted husband of 65 years and enjoyed spending time with his family that he loved very much. Sam was an Army veteran that was very proud and honored to serve his country during WWII.

He was preceded in death by his father and mother Carl and Senda Bullock McGhee, brothers Audie, Don, and Daniel McGhee, and sister Velsie May.

He is survived by his wife Betty McGhee, brother Harry McGhee of Ohio, sisters Gladys Queener of Jacksboro and Oice Burch of Ohio, special great niece Cindi Silcox, as well as several nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be at 8:00 p.m. Friday, January 13, 2012 in the Martin Wilson Chapel with Rev Bobby Ray Wilson and nephew Tom Queener officiating. Interment will be at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 14, 2012 in the Campbell Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Family will receive friends prior to the service from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Martin Wilson Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Mr. McGhee’s guest book can be viewed

William L. Daughn

Mr. William L. Daughn, age 80 of Jacksboro, TN passed away Monday, January 9, 2012, at U.T. Medical Center in Knoxville. He was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church and also attended New Horizon Baptist Church. He was a Veteran of the U. S. Coast Guard and retired as a lineman for the New York City Fire Department.

Survivors: Wife, Mrs. Eathel Daughn of Jacksboro; daughter, Kathleen Peters and husband Raymond of Sea Cliff, NY; sons, Thomas Daughn and wife, Marcela of Elmont, NY and Kenneth Daughn and wife, Barbara of Massapequa, NY; stepdaughters, Peggy Taylor and husband, Phil of Cleveland, TN and Mary Alice Lovelace and husband, Tim of LaFollette; 14 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren.

The family will receive friends Wednesday, January 11, 2012, from 6 to 8 P.M. at Walters Funeral Home, in LaFollette, TN, with visitation to continue on Friday at Fairchild and Sons Funeral Home in Garden City, NY from 5 to 9 P.M. Funeral Mass Saturday 9:30 A.M. at St. Boniface Martyr Catholic Church in Sea Cliff, NY with interment to follow at St. John’s Cemetery in Queens, NY. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials may be made to: Campbell County Cancer Association, P.O. Box 122, Jacksboro, TN 37757 or: Smile Train, P.O. Box 96231, Washington, D.C. 20090-6231. Online condolences for Mr. Daughn may be made at Walters Funeral Home of LaFollette is honored to be serving the family of Mr. William L. Daughn.