Category Archives: Obituary

Mary Pauline Ryan

Mary Pauline Ryan, age 92, of Caryville passed away Friday, October 21, 2011. Member of Church of Christ. Preceded in death by granddaughter, Susan Boyd.


Daughter: Mary Linda & husband William E. Bruce, Caryville

3 Grandchildren
3 Great-grandchildren
2 Great-great grandchildren

No Services are Planned

Arrangements by Cross-Smith Funeral Home

Lillie Mae Bourff

Lillie Mae Bourff, age 71, of LaFollette passed away Thursday, October 20, 2011. Member of Coolidge Ridge Baptist Church. Preceded in death by son, Cecil Bourff; parents, Jonah & Dolly Adkins; sister, Leadie Adkins; twin brother, Verlin Adkins; brother, Ron Adkins.


Husband: Donald Bourff

Daughter: Lisa Cheek

Sons: Ricky Adkins
Chris Adkins

Grandchildren: Justin & Cierra Low, Emily Cheek, Stephanie & Carlie Adkins

Brothers: J.D. Adkins, Jonesboro, Ga.
Tony Adkins
Don Adkins, both of Holyoke, Massachusetts

Sisters: Nancy Marlow
Marie Ward, both of LaFollette
Judy Chapman
Geneva Lyke
Brenda Adkins, all of Holyoke, Massachusetts

Niece: Anna Addington and Several other Nieces & Nephews

Services 8 PM Saturday Cross-Smith Chapel

Rev. Jimmy Orick officiating

Family will receive friend 6 to 8 PM Saturday at Cross-Smith Funeral Home

Arrangements by Cross-Smith Funeral Home

Hattie Hale

Hattie Hale, age 85 of Jacksboro, passed away Tuesday, October 18. 2011 at Cumberland Village. Preceded in death by Husband Clarence Hale, Parents William & Hannah Ray Dowell. Sisters Nora, Mary, Oma, Cleta & Pernie, Brothers Delford, Charles & H.D. Dowell.

Survivors: Several Nieces & Nephews

Graveside Service & Interment: 1:30 p.m. Saturday Campbell Memorial Gardens

Rev. Jr. Nelson officiating.

In Lieu of flowers memorials maybe made to the charity of your choice.

Visitation 12 noon – 1 p.m. Saturday at Cross-Smith Funeral Home

Arrangements by Cross-Smith Funeral Home

Jasper Carroll

Jasper Carroll, age 86, of LaFollette passed away Tuesday, October 18, 2011. Member of High Street Baptist Church and a retired coal miner. Preceded in death by parents, Sampson & Emily Jones Carroll; son, Ronnie Carroll; brothers, Ruby & Verely Carroll; sisters, Ethel Daugherty, Elsie Brummit; grandson, Bryson Carroll.


Wife: Ollie Phillips Carroll

Daughters: Josie & husband Leroy Carter
Betty & husband Arnie Ruan
Darlene Carroll
Deloris Perkins & Thola Carroll

Sons: James Carroll
Jay Harold Carroll
Donnie Carroll & Bobby Carroll

20 Grandchildren 25 Great-grandchildren 1 great-great-grandchild

Brother: Kenneth Carroll
Lonas Carroll

Sister: Pearl Gibson

Services 8 PM Wednesday Cross-Smith Chapel

Rev. Bill Waddell & Rev. Danny Wilson

Interment 11 AM Thursday Bakers Forge Cemetery

Family will receive friends 6PM to 8PM Wednesday at Cross-Smith Funeral Home, LaFollette

Wilma Williams

Wilma Williams “Jean”, at 81, of Powell, TN passed away in her home on October 12, 2011. She was a lifetime member of Oak Ridge Eastern Star as well as a member of Beaver Creek Presbyterian Church.

She is preceded in death by husband Paul F. Williams, sons Dannie and Jimmy Williams, grandson Paul Morgan, and great-grandson Matthew May.

She is survived by her son Johnnie and Pat Williams, daughters Patricia & Jimmy Clark, Barbara & Naren Ramachandran, and Donna & Michael Lab, 11 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great-grandson, and a host of other family and friends.

Funeral service will be at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 15, 2011 in the Martin Wilson Chapel with Dr Thomas Sweet and Rev Fran Vickers officiating. Interment will be at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, October 16, 2011 in the Campbell Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. prior to the service.

Martin Wilson Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Ms. Williams’ guest book can be viewed at