Category Archives: Obituary

Birdie Marie ”Reecie“ Ridenour

Mrs. Birdie Marie ”Reecie“ Ridenour age 64 of LaFollette passed away Monday, December 19, 2011 at Beech Tree Manor in Jellico. She was a member of Stanfield Church of God. Preceded in death by parents, Robert and Lizzie McCullah Ayers, two sisters, Mary Lou and Essie Ayers.

Survivors: Husband, Billy Gene Ridenour of LaFollette; Daughters, Gail Wagers and husband Rick, of LaFollette, and Angie Chambers and husband Greg, of LaFollette; Three Grandchildren, Tiffany Ridenour, Chad Wagers, and Anthony Chambers, all of LaFollette; Sisters, Dessie Smiddy of LaFollette, Leona Brinkler of Ohio, Ann Ayers Colvin and husband Bob, of Jacksboro, and Esther Caldwell and husband Wayne of LaFollette; Brothers, Rev. Andrew Ayers and wife Wanda, Dub Ayers and wife June, a special sister-in-law, Charles Ayers and wife Linda, all of LaFollette, Eddie Ayers and wife Jessie, of Pioneer. Several nieces nephews, other, relatives and friends.

Funeral services Friday 1 P.M. at Stanfield Church of God with Rev. Delmus Bruce, Rev. Pat Ayers, and Rev. Andrew Ayers officiating. Interment to follow at Ayers Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 P.M. Thursday at Walters Funeral Home. Online condolences for Mrs. Ridenour may be made at www.waltersfuneralhome.net. Walters Funeral Home of LaFollette is honored to be serving the family of Mrs. Birdie Marie ”Reecie“ Ridenour.

Kalen Hagedorn

Kalen Hagedorn age 25, of Yuba City, CA passed away December 8, 2011. He was born in St. Petersburg FL. to the late Gary G Hagedorn and Lisa Shoun Lyons. His father passed away when he was 6 years old in 1995. He is the 2nd of 3 boys.

Kalen was a senior airman and crew chief at Beale AFB. Hundreds of Airmen and Officers attended the memorial that the family was so graciously invited to attend. He had been deployed 3x during his 4 years in the air force 2x to UAE and had just recently returned from Cypress.

Kalen attended Harrison Academy for the Performing Arts and Lakeland Senior High Schoolin Lakeland Florida where he grew up.
He attended Skagit Valley College prior to Joining the United States Air Force
in 2007. He was also preceed in death by Grandparents, Gerald H. and Sylvia S. Hagedorn, Uncles, John L. Shoun and Timothy C. Shoun, and Aunt Laura Hagedorn Lebo.

Survivors:
Grandparents, Rev J.L. and Raye Pilley Shoun, Siler City NC (formerly LaFollette)
Momma, Lisa Shoun Lyons
Brothers, Damien M Hagedorn(Big Rapids MI) and A1C Jared O Lyons (Gunsan, Jeollabuk-do, South Korea)
Aunt Tina Shoun Gibbs, husband Uncle Michael Gibbs, cousin Will Gibbs, Ft Worth TX
Uncle James M Shoun, wife Aunt Donna Daniels Shoun, Knoxville TN
Uncle Peter J Shoun, wife Aunt Penny M Shoun, cousins Joey, Abby, Logan and Cassidy Shoun,( Siler City NC), Aunt Emily Morton Shoun, (Clinton, TN)
Aunt Anita Bernal Shoun (Miami, FL)
Uncle Christopher J Hagedorn, and cousin Trevor Hagedorn (Snohomish, WA)
Uncle Bob Lebo, Aunt Michelle Belzile (Renton WA) cousins Marlese Carroll (Hayward, CA , Mia Sheppard(OR) , Colleen Pringle, (Adelaide, Australia) Christina Pringle Keller( Clinton WA)

Graveside service and Interment 1 p.m. Wednesday, December 21, at Bakers Forge Cemetery with full Military Honors. Arrangements by Cross-Smith Funeral Home, LaFollette,

Lauretta Bright

Mrs. Lauretta Bright age 88 of Jacksboro passed away Thursday, December 15, 2011, at LaFollette Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was a member of West LaFollette Baptist Church. Preceded in death by son, Donald Ray Hatmaker, parents, Leroy and Ethel Richardson McDonald, sisters, Marjorie McDonald and Mary Jane McDonald.

Survivors: Husband William C. “Red” Bright of Jacksboro; Two Daughters Celinda Kay Leach and husband Ted, of Bloomington, IN, and Nancy Hatmaker of Harriman, TN; Brother, Bobby McDonald and wife Patsy, of LaFollette; Sister, Betty Edmond and husband Paul, of Indianapolis, IN; Daughter-in-law, Gail Hatmaker of Jacksboro; Five Grandchildren, Christy Scheid and husband Eric, of Bloomington, IN, Angela Meredith and husband Jared, of LaFollette, Alyssa, Derrick, and Brandon Hatmaker, all of Jacksboro; One Great-grandson, Sawyer Scheid of Bloomington, IN. Several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Funeral Services Saturday 7 P.M. at Walters Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Hobert McCreary officiating. Family and friends will meet Sunday 10 A.M. at Powell Valley Cemetery and Memorial Gardens for graveside services and interment. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 P.M. Saturday before services at Walters Funeral Home. Online condolences for Mrs. Bright may be made at www.waltersfuneralhome.net. Walters Funeral Home of LaFollette is honored to be serving the family of Mrs. Lauretta Bright.

James W. “Jim” Hatcher

Mr. James W. “Jim” Hatcher age 71 of LaFollette passed away Wednesday, December 14, 2011 at Norris Health and Rehabilitation Center. He was of the Church of God Faith and a former Licensed Funeral Director.

Survivors: Son, David Hatcher of LaFollette; Daughter, Cathy Lynn Kitts of LaFollette; Grandson, Bradley Kitts of LaFollette; Granddaughter, Amanda Kitts of Chatsworth, GA; Aunt, Johnnie of Jellico; Former wife and mother of the children, Elizabeth Ann Hatcher of LaFollette.

The family has requested that all services be private with interment at Powell Valley Cemetery and Memorial Gardens. Online condolences for Mr. Hatcher may be made at www.waltersfuneralhome.net. The family has requested that in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to help with final expenses. Walters Funeral Home of LaFollette is honored to be serving the family of Mr. James W. “Jim” Hatcher.

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Louise Campbell

Mrs. Louise Campbell age 70 of Jacksboro passed away Wednesday, December 14, 2011, at LaFollette Medical Center. She was a member of Indiana Avenue Baptist Church. Preceded in death by husband, Floyd Thomas Campbell, parents, Vestle and Betty Huddleston Hatmaker, sisters, Marie Hatmaker and Jean Leach Baird.

Survivors: Son, Tom Campbell and wife, Amy of Jacksboro; two grandchildren, Hannah Marie Campbell and Noah Thomas Campbell, both of Jacksboro, sisters, Glenda Ayers and Carolyn Bruce both of LaFollette; brothers, Johnny Hatmaker of Hohenwald, TN, Jimmy Hatmaker of Pioneer, and Cecil Leach of Barnwell, SC. Several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Funeral Services Friday 8 P.M. at Indiana Avenue Baptist Church with Dr. Mark Partin and Dr. Tom Campbell officiating. Family and friends will meet Saturday 10 A.M. at Walters Funeral Home and proceed to Campbell Memorial Gardens for graveside service and interment. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 P.M. Friday before services at the Church. Online condolences for Mrs. Campbell may be made at www.waltersfuneralhome.net. Walters Funeral Home of LaFollette is honored to be serving the family of Mrs. Louise Campbell.