Category Archives: Obituary

Audra Mae “Bobbie” Russell

Mrs. Audra Mae “Bobbie” Russellage 84 of Speedwell passed away Sunday, July 10, 2011 at St. Mary’s Medical Center of Campbell County.  She was a member of Braden Chapel Baptist Church.  Preceded in death by parents, Horace and Carrie Bullard Leach, sisters, Ruby Myers, brother, Horace Lee Leach.


Survivors: Husband, Lloyd Russell of Speedwell; Daughter, Gayle Hutson and husband Charles, of LaFollette; Son, David Russell of Speedwell; Three Grandchildren, Micaela Hutson, Adam Hutson, and Lindsey Hutson, all of LaFollette; Special Friend, Kathy Welch of Speedwell.  Several nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.


Funeral Services Tuesday 8 P.M. at Walters Funeral Home Chapel with Elder J.C. Monday and Rev. Roger Leach officiating.  Family and friends will meet Wednesday 11 A.M. at Leach Cemetery in Speedwell for graveside services and interment.  The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 P.M. Tuesday before services at Walters Funeral Home.  Online condolences for Mrs. Russell may be made at  Walters Funeral Home of LaFollette is honored to be serving the family of Mrs. Audra Mae “Bobbie” Russell.

Jessie Sallie Heatherly

Mrs. Jessie Sallie Heatherly, age 75, of Dalton, Georgia, formerly of LaFollette passed away July 9, 2011 at the Hospice Care Center of Chattanooga, surrounded by her loving family. Sallie was born January 10, 1936 in Union County, Tn., a daughter of the late Laska L. and Liza Clouse Farris. She was also preceded in death by her husband of forty-six years, Robert Heatherly on December 9, 1997; grandson, Ricky Wayne Heatherly; brothers, Glenn and Tom Farris; sisters, Azalee Meredith and Ruth Hutson.




Sons & daughters-in-law: Jeff and Janet Heatherly, Cohutta, Ga.

R. Wayne and Marcy Heatherly, Chatsworth, Ga.


Grandchildren: Trish and Phil Hooper, Brandy Heatherly, Wayne Heatherly Jr.

Randy Heatherly, Lindsey Brown and Brittany Bowers


Great-grandchildren: Felicia Hooper, Lydia Hooper and Nate Heatherly


Brother: Elmer Farris, Laura, Oh


Special Friend: Charles Laskey, Dayton, Oh


Several Nieces & Nephews



Funeral Services 2 PM Wed Cross-Smith Chapel


Rev. Raymond McCrame & Rev. Larry Wilson officiating


Interment Bakers Forge Cemetery


In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Hospice of Chattanooga, P.O. Box 19269, Chattanooga, TN 37416 in memory of Mrs. Sallie Heatherly.


Family will receive NOON to 2 PM Wednesday at Cross-Smith Funeral Home


Arrangements by Cross-Smith Funeral Home

Charline Bunch

Charline Bunch, age 66, of Jacksboro, passed away Friday, July 8, 2011 at her home. She was a member of Faith Missionary Baptist Church in Caryville. Preceded in death by Husband Menton Bunch, Parents Charlie & Tressie Vinsant Thompson, Sister Shirley Thompson.



Survivors: Daughters, Sandra Griffin, Pam Bailey and Tina Whaley


6 Grandchildren 1 Great-grandson


Brother: Ray Thompson


Sisters: Lucille Smiddy, Stella Stevens & Carolyn Massengill


Several Nieces & Nephews


Service 8 p.m. Monday Cross-Smith Chapel Rev. Tommy Reece officiating


Interment Queener Cemetery in Caryville


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


Arrangements by Cross-Smith Funeral Home

Cora Thompson Rogers

Cora Thompson Rogers of LaFollette, passed away Saturday, July 9, 2011 at St. Mary’s Health & Rehab Center. She was a member of First Baptist Church LaFollette and attended LaFollette United Methodist Church for many years. She owned and operated Western Auto Store in LaFollette for 40 years. Preceded in death by First Husband W.C. (Bill) Thompson, Son Rusty Thompson Parents Frank & Mary Helfrick 5 Sisters & 4 Brothers.


Survivors: Husband Ben Rogers


Son & Daughter-in-law: Nick & Ann Thompson


Granddaughter: Lori Johnson & Husband Dustin and great-granddaughter


Julie Daughter-in-law: Doris Thompson Sharp, Step Sons: Mike & wife


Shirley Rogers, Jim & wife Kathy Rogers


Step-grandchildren Jimmer Rogers, Cindi & husband Brian Reynolds and


children Kyla & Micah Brother-in-law & wife Carl & Winnie Thompson



Graveside service & Interment: 2 p.m. Sunday Woodlawn Cemetery


Dr. Kenneth Faught officiating

In lieu of flowers memorial may be made to LaFollette United Methodist Church or the Alzheimer’s Association.


Arrangements by Cross-Smith Funeral Home

Ralph L. Jeffers

Ralph L. Jeffers age 78 of LaFollette, TN passed away on Wednesday, July 6, 2011. He was born on December 9, 1932. He was a Korean Veteran, teacher, and was retired from Oak Ridge National Laboratory where he served as a Health Physicist Supervisor for 29 years. He was Post Master of Stooksbury Masonic Lodge #602. He attended church at Cumberland Hope Community Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents John R. and Lyda Jeffers and his father and mother-in-law Clarence and Cecil Rector.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years Joan Rector Jeffers, son and daughter-in-law Scott and Carla Jeffers, grandson and granddaughter-in-law Joshua and Dana Jeffers, brother and sister-in-law Kermit and Wilma Jean Jeffers, brother-in-law and wife Bill and Vicki Rector, nephews, nieces, family and friends, as well as his friends at Cumberland Village where he has been living.

Masonic service will be at 7:45 p.m. followed by Funeral service on Thursday, July 7, 2011 in the Martin-Wilson chapel with Rev Billy Smith officiating. Interment will be at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, July 8, 2011 at Woodlawn Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. prior to the service. Donations may be made to Cumberland Hope Community Church parking lot fund.

Martin-Wilson Funeral Home of LaFollette is in charge of arrangements

Ralph Jeffers’ guestbook can be viewed at