Category Archives: Obituary

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 www.martinwilsonfuneralhome.com

Mattie Heatherly

Mattie Heatherly age 79 of Lafollette passed away June 29, 2011 at St. Mary’s Campbell County. Mattie was a very loving wife of 59 years, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She enjoyed sewing and spending time taking care of her family.

Preceded in death by Parents: Lee and Marie Claxton Stagnolia

Survived by: Husband: Ira Heatherly of Lafollette, Son: Ira (Micky) and wife Greer Heatherly of Sweetwater, TN. Daughter: Katie and husband Jim Turner of Jacksboro. Brothers: Steve and wife Jackie Stagnolia of Heiskell, TN, Stan and wife Vickie Stagnolia of Lake City, Tn. Sister: Essie Kitts of Lafollette. Grandchildren: Adam and Aaron Heatherly, Paula and Joe Madron and Matthew and Missy Turner. Great-grandchildren: Jacob, Mitchell, Myranda and Colton and many loving nieces and nephews and friends.

There will be a gathering of family and close friends Friday July 1st, 2011 from 6 PM to 7 PM in the chapel of Martin Wilson Funeral Home with Rev. Billy Smith officiating. The family has asked in lieu of flowers please make donations to The Campbell County Cancer Association 124 Woodvine St. Jacksboro, TN. In care of Clarence Lowe.

Martin Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of these arrangements.

Mrs. Heatherly’s guestbook can be viewed at www.martinwilsonfuneralhome.com

Mattie Heatherly

Mattie Heatherly age 79 of Lafollette passed away June 29, 2011 at St. Mary’s Campbell County. Mattie was a very loving wife of 59 years, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She enjoyed sewing and spending time taking care of her family.

Preceded in death by Parents: Lee and Marie Claxton Stagnolia

Survived by: Husband: Ira Heatherly of Lafollette, Son: Ira (Micky) and wife Greer Heatherly of Sweetwater, TN. Daughter: Katie and husband Jim Turner of Jacksboro. Brothers: Steve and wife Jackie Stagnolia of Heiskell, TN, Stan and wife Vickie Stagnolia of Lake City, Tn. Sister: Essie Kitts of Lafollette. Grandchildren: Adam and Aaron Heatherly, Paula and Joe Madron and Matthew and Missy Turner. Great-grandchildren: Jacob, Mitchell, Myranda and Colton and many loving nieces and nephews and friends.

There will be a gathering of family and close friends Friday July 1st, 2011 from 6 PM to 7 PM in the chapel of Martin Wilson Funeral Home with Rev. Billy Smith officiating. The family has asked in lieu of flowers please make donations to The Campbell County Cancer Association 124 Woodvine St. Jacksboro, TN. In care of Clarence Lowe.

Martin Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of these arrangements.

Mrs. Heatherly’s guestbook can be viewed at www.martinwilsonfuneralhome.com

Edward Kitts Richard

Edward Kitts Richard, of LaFollette, was born February 6, 1934, in Campbell County Tennessee and passed away June 29, 2011. Member of Fincastle United Methodist Church, a graduate of Berea College with a Masters Degree from the University of Tennessee, an Army veteran serving with the Military Intelligence in Germany, and an educator, retiring from the Oak Ridge City Schools. He and his wife were world travelers and loved by many friends and relatives. He will be sadly missed.

Preceded in death by parents, Loyd and Pernie Kitts; sister, Wanda Matthews; brothers, Milford & Harold Kitts.

Survivors:

Wife: Mildred Ausmus Kitts

Sisters & Brothers: Nellie Jean Kitts, Norwood, Ohio
Mildred Blevins, Seymour
Maxine Weaver, Duff
Arvil Lee Kitts, Brentwood
Louie Kitts, Sevierville

Services 7 PM Friday Cross-Smith Chapel

Rev. Lonnie Eldridge officiating

Interment 11 AM Saturday Fincastle United Methodist Church Cemetery

Family will receive friends 5 – 7 PM Friday at Cross-Smith Funeral Home

Arrangements by Cross-Smith Funeral Home

Charles Edward Foster

Charles Edward Foster, age 64, of Jacksboro went home to be with the Lord, Tuesday, June 28, 2011 at St. Mary’s Campbell County. A member and deacon of East Jacksboro Baptist Church. Preceded in death by parents, Fred & Dorothy Foster; brothers, Arnold Lee Foster, Joe Hatfield; sister, Sadie; sister-in-law, Janice Clifft & husband Grover Clifft, III, brother-in-law, Ernest Philips.

Survivors:

Wife: Kay Jordan Foster

Daughters & sons-in-law: Tonya & Mark Braden
Tausha Branam & Kent Leach
Trina & Michael Kennedy

Grandchildren: Jaimie & Emilio Youmans
Jacob & Joshua Braden
Jordan, Madelyn & Morgan Branam, Jesse Leach
Seth & Marissa Kennedy

Brothers: Robert & Wanda Foster
Freddy & Starlyn Foster
Ralph Hatfield

Sisters: Eudena & Glen Horton
Jane Brown
Jean Ann & Kelly Hall
Gayle & Paul Cross
Sharon & Ronnie Sharp

Mother-in-law: Beatrice Jordan
Brother-in-law: Ray & Cindy Jordan
Sister-in-law: Elizabeth Phillips

Services 8 PM Friday East Jacksboro Baptist Church

Rev. Robert Terry and Rev. Jimmy Ault officiating

Interment 12 NOON Saturday Cumberland View Cemetery with Military Honors
By Campbell County Honor Guard

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

Arrangements by Cross-Smith Funeral Home