Category Archives: Obituary

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

Jessie Lee Shepherd

Jessie Lee Shepherd, age 83, of Red Bluff, CA, formerly of LaFollette passed away April 17th. Served in the US Army. A member of VFW and worked in occupations as varied as farming to making rocket parts while working for Rockwell. Preceded in death by wife, Harriet; parents, Esau and Elizabeth Lawson Shepherd; brothers, Luther, Gene, John and Glen; sisters, Trula and Evelyn.


Son: David & wife, Rita of Red Bluff, CA

Daughter: Marilyn & husband, Paul Bennett of Ohio

Grandsons: Dustin & Josh Shepherd
Matthew Bennett

Brother: Bob Shepherd & wife, Mildred of LaFollette

Sister: Gladys Bruce of Cookeville

Sisters-in-law: Dora Shepherd of LaFollette
Mary Ann Shepherd of Michigan

Several Nieces and Nephews.

Memorial Service will be held Wednesday June 8th at 10:30 AM at Shelby Cemetery in Alder Springs with Rev. Steve Elkins officiating.
Military Honors will be given by Campbell County Honor Guard

Arrangements by Cross-Smith Funeral

Ronnie L. Walker

Ronnie L. Walker age 50 of LaFollette passed away Saturday, June 4, 2011 at St. Mary’s Medical Center of Campbell County. He was preceded in death by daughter, Edith Nicole Lynn, father, John Walker, sisters, Patricia Shears and Nancy Evans.

Survivors: Wife, Laura Walker; Sons, Anthony Walker and wife Ashley, and Brian Walker and wife Alicia; Grandson, Riley Walker, all of LaFollette; Mother, Loretta Walker of Cleveland, TN; Sister, Missy Walker of Cleveland, TN; Brothers, Carl Walker and wife Shirley, of LaFollette, Johnny Walker and wife Belinda, of Cleveland, TN, Junior Walker of Indianapolis, IN, and Billy Walker and wife Lisa, of Cleveland, TN. Several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Funeral Services Tuesday 1 P.M. at Walters Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Lawrence Henegar officiating. Interment to follow at Cumberland View Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 11 A.M. to 1 P.M. Tuesday before services at Walters Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made for Mr. Walker at Walters Funeral Home of LaFollette is honored to be serving the family of Ronnie L. Walker.

Tim Nance

Tim Nance, age 50, of Jacksboro passed away Friday, June 3, 2011 at his home. He was a member of First Baptist Church Jacksboro and owner and operator of Eagle Motors. Preceded in death by father Paris Nance; grandparents, Dealis and Pearl Nance, Mose and Maggie Lovett.

Mother: Mattie Lou Nance, Jacksboro

Brothers: Lanny and wife Bridgett Nance, Jacksboro
Darrell (Sandy) Nance, St. Joe, Texas

Sister: Dawn and husband Darryl Chapman, Jacksboro

Nieces: Shala Sides and Cheyanne Nance

Nephews: Hunter and Levi Chapman

And a host of friends

Funeral services 8 PM Monday Cross-Smith Chapel

Rev. Billy Smith officiating

Interment 10 AM Tuesday Jacksboro Cemetery

Family will receive friends 6-8 PM Monday

Arrangements by Cross-Smith Funeral Home

Mrs. Kathy Bolton Evans

Mrs. Kathy Bolton Evans age 58 of Stinking Creek Community, LaFollette passed away Tuesday, May 24, 2011 at Jellico Community Hospital. Preceded in death by her husband, Dewey “Buddy” Evans, son, Dewey Randalee Evans, parents, Birdie and Phoebe Baird Bolton, sister, Martha Aileen White.

Survivors: Daughter, Shannon Johnson and husband Daron, of LaFollette; Sister, Betty June Ayers of LaFollette; Brothers, Bill Bolton of Andersonville, TN, Paris Bolton of Carlisle, OH; Special Friend, Bill Sutton of Speedwell. Several other relatives and friends.

Funeral Services Saturday, May 29, 1 P.M. at Stanfield Church of God with Rev. Delmus Bruce and Rev. Pat Ayers officiating. Interment to follow at Hall Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 P.M. Friday, May 28 at Walters Funeral Home. Online condolences for Mrs. Evans may be made at Walters Funeral Home of LaFollette is honored to be serving the family of Mrs. Kathy Bolton Evans.