Category Archives: Obituary

Rev. Jehu Parks

Rev. Jehu Parks, age 77, of Caryville, passed away Tuesday, December 13, 2011. Pastored at Bear Waller Baptist Church of Caryville and Mount Paron Baptist Church of Jacksboro. Member of Woodlake Baptist Church. Retired from MKHK & Rust Engineering after 37 years of service and a 50 year member of Labor Union Local 818.
Preceded in death by parents, Luke & Creatie Paul Parks; twin brother, Lihu Parks; brother, John L. Parks; Druscilla (Sissy) Parks


Wife: JoAnn Shetterly Parks

Son: Michael Parks

Daughter: Sherry Parks

Grandchildren: Catherine (Catie) Parks Millsaps & husband Chris
Emily Caroline Parks

Sister: Elsie Asbury

Services 8 PM Friday Woodlake Baptist Church

Rev. George Asbury and Rev. Ralph Shetterly officiating

Interment 11 AM Saturday Harness Cemetery

Family will receive friends 6 – 8 PM Friday at Woodlake Baptist Church

Arrangements by Cross-Smith Funeral Home

Johnny Darren Foust

Johnny Darren Foust age 45 of Kettering, Ohio, passed away Dec. 8, 2011. He was of the Church of God Faith. Preceded in death by Grandparents Moss & Edith Foust, O.C. & Imogene Wilson, Aunts Trula Wilson, Fleda Manley, Fay Chance & Agalie Hilnbrant, Uncles Daniel Wilson, Hobart, J.H., & Ralph Foust.

Survivors: Parents Moss Foust, Jr. & Julia Wilson Foust

Brother: Robert Lee Foust, all of LaFollette

Several Aunts, Uncles, Cousins and a host of friends

Funeral Service 2 p.m. Tuesday Cross –Smith Chapel

Rev. Wade Walls Rev. Harry James officiating

Interment Woodlawn Cemetery

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

Arrangements by Cross-Smith Funeral Home

Lola B. Irwin

Mrs. Lola B. Irwin age 74 of LaFollette, passed away Saturday, December 10, 2011 at Golden Living Center-Windwood in Clinton, TN. She attended the Duff Baptist Church, loved to fish and watch the Lady Vols. Preceded in death by husband, Augdon Irwin, parents, Tom and Liddie York Bolton, brothers, Hobert, Drew, Lewis and Elbert “Nubbin” Bolton, sisters, Marie Lay and Rachel Petitt, and nephew as a brother, Carl Bolton.

Survivors: Children, Gayle Campbell and husband Bill of New Mexico, Audrey Bunch and husband Harold of LaFollette, Augdon Irwin Jr., and wife Christy of Oliver Springs, and Mark Irwin and wife Rhonda of Wartburg, TN. Seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Two sisters, Elois Shears and Ethel Keathley both of LaFollette. Brother, Clarence “Bass” Bolton of LaFollette. Niece raised as a sister, Verlene Paul; Nephew raised as a brother, James Bolton both of Michigan. Several other nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Funeral services Friday 8 P.M. at Walters Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Wade Walls and Rev. Donald Allen officiating. Family and friends will meet Saturday 10 A. M. at Keathley Cemetery for graveside services and interment. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 P.M. Friday before services at Walters Funeral Home. Online condolence for Mrs. Irwin may be made at Walters Funeral Home of LaFollette is honored to be serving the family of Mrs. Lola B. Irwin.

Daniel Robert Sansone

Mr. Daniel Robert Sansone age 39, affectionately known as “Big Dan”, well known WLAF Radio and WLAF Channel 12 TV Producer, Announcer, and personality, of LaFollette passed away Friday, December 9, 2011. He was a Christian, 1990 Graduate of Campbell County High School, and a graduate of Tusculum College. Preceded in death by father, Robert Sansone, sisters, Rebecca Smith and Zena Brittos.

Survivors: Mother, Mrs. Elaine Daley of CA; two brothers, Martin Smith of CA and Douglas Avance of Ohio; sister, Verlane Napier and husband, Richard of LaFollette; special nephew, Damian Magnuson of LaFollette; special niece, Kristine Avance of LaFollette; 10 nieces and nephews; 4 great nieces and nephews; two aunts in CA; special friend, Bill Waddell. Several other relatives and friends.

Services Thursday 7 P.M. at Walters Chapel with Bill Waddell leading the service. Friends may call at their convenience on Thursday from 10 A.M. until service time at 7 P.M. To honor “Big Dan” the family requests that memorials be made in his honor to WLAF Radio, P. O. Box 1450, LaFollette, TN 37766 or at the Studios of WLAF Radio. Online condolences for “Big Dan” may be made at Walters Funeral Home of LaFollette is honored to be serving the family of Mr. Daniel Robert Sansone.

Leslie Dean Fowler

Leslie Dean Fowler, age 50, of Jacksboro passed away Wednesday, December 7, 2011.
Preceded in death by daughter, Miss Dakota Fowler; father, William Fowler. Member of LaFollette First Baptist Church.
Employed as Branch Manager at Community Trust Bank, previously known as First National Bank, for 25 years of service and was awarded the First National Bank Spirit Award in 1989.


Wife: Diane Fowler

Children: Krystal Smiddy
Andrew Fowler
Lauren Fowler

Mother: Betty Jean Padgett & husband Chester

Sister: Debbie Roseberry & husband David

Several Nieces & Nephews

Special thanks to LaFollette First Baptist Church CIA Sunday school class for their great love and support.

Services 8 PM Monday LaFollette First Baptist Church

Rev. Duwane Mills officiating

Interment 11 AM Tuesday Chadwell Cemetery in LaFollette

Family will receive friends 4PM – 8 PM Monday at LaFollette First Baptist Church

Arrangements by Cross-Smith Funeral Home