Category Archives: Obituary

Ruby Childs Branam

Ruby Childs Branam age 77 of Cookeville formerly of Cookeville, passed away Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011. She was a member of New Beginning Assembly of God.
Preceded in death by parents Lee & Goldie Weaver Childs, brothers: Eugene (Red), Henry & J.C. Childs and sister Maxine Childs.

Survivors: Daughter: Tammy Branam, Cookeville

Sisters-in-law: Lucille Heatherly & husband John Heatherly

Lucille Childs & Phyllis Branam

Several Nieces & Nephews

Funeral Service 2 p.m. Tuesday Cross-Smith Chapel Rev. Al Miller officiating

Interment Woodlawn Cemetery Visitation 12 -2 p.m. Tuesday at Cross-Smith Funeral Home. Arrangements by Cross-S

William F. (Billy Bob) Ross

Mr William F. (Billy Bob) Ross age 54 of LaFollette passed away Sunday, September 25, 2011 at his home. He was a member of LaFollette Church of Christ.

Survivors: Special Friend, Marion Blair of LaFollette, and his church family at LaFollette Church of Christ.

Funeral Services Tuesday 7 P.M. at Walters Funeral Home Chapel with Minister Jim Wesson officiating. Friends will meet Wednesday at 9:30 A.M at Walters Funeral Home and proceed to Longmire Cemetery for graveside services and interment. Visitation: Tuesday from 6 to 7 P.M. before services at Walters Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to LaFollette Church of Christ in his memory. Online condolences for Mr. Ross may be made at Walters Funeral Home of LaFollette is honored to be serving the family and friends of Mr. William F. (Billy Bob) Ross.

Foster M. White

Foster M. White age 101, of LaFollette, passed away Friday, September 23, 2011 at his home. He was the oldest living member of Davis Chapel Community Baptist Church. Preceded in death by wife Asilee Dossett White, daughter Doris & infant daughter, Parents Alf & Louisa Berry White, Sister Ora Bell Miller, Brothers Clarence “Pete” & Walter White.

Survivors: Foster Son Eddie Angel & wife Katheryn , Foster Daughter: Eva Angel Dotson, Foster Grandson Rev. Johnny Angel Special Niece: Sondra Dossett Farmer

Several other nieces & nephews

Funeral service 8 p.m. Sunday Cross-Smith Chapel

Rev. Johhny Angel officiating

Interment 10 a.m. Monday in Sunrise Cemetery

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

Paul Peterson

Paul Peterson, age 84, of Jacksboro passed away Wednesday, Spetember 21, 2011
at Mercy Residential Hospice in Halls. Member of Central Baptist Church in Caryville and 50 year member of Caryville Masonic Lodge No. 665 F&AM . Retired from Martin Marietta in Oak Ridge after 35 years of service. A veteran of WWII, US Army Air Corps, Korean War, and US Navy.
Preceded in death by parents, Leo & Ottie Jones Peterson; twin sister, Pauline Wilson; sisters, Helen Stanley & Reba Tompkins; brother, Billy Peterson.


Wife: Wilma Raines Peterson
Daughter: Gaye Peterson
Son: Randy Peterson & wife Tina

Emily Carroll & Brent Carroll
Corey Carroll & wife Autumn
Randi Michelle Melton & husband Ronnie and his sons, Hunter & Garrett
Cheyne Peterson & wife Penny
Zach Peterson
Michael Hall & wife Cindy
Matt Hall & wife Megan
Mark Hall & Amanda Kline

Great-grandchildren: Kyran, Canaan, and Karli
Zane & Kobe

Sister: Judean (Little Doll) Ashworth

Many Nieces & Nephews

Funeral Services 8 p.m. Friday Cross-Smith Chapel

Interment: 11 a.m. Saturday in Jacksboro Cemetery with Military Honors
By Campbell County Honor Guard

Family will receive friends 6 – 8 p.m. Friday at Cross-Smith Funeral Home

Arrangements by Cross-Smith Funeral Home

Tom Thompson Jr

Tom Thompson Jr. age 81 of Jacksboro passed away September 11, 2011 at the Methodist Medical Center. Tom enjoyed fishing, gardening and raising tomatoes and his family was his life.

Preceded in death by Parents: Thomas Bush and Elizabeth Dowell Thompson Sr. Granddaughter: Kristen Huckaby. Sister: Mildred Hatfield. Brother: Tyler and Jim Thompson.

Survived by Sons: Tommy Ray and wife Sharon Thompson of LaFollette and Gary Wayne Thompson both of Jacksboro. Daughters: Linda Kay and husband Ray Leamon of Knoxville. Sharon Ann McDonald of Benton City, Washington and Kimberly Gail Thompson of Lafollette. Sisters: Lucille Bean of Lafollette and Ruby Sharp of Smyrna, GA. 8 Grandchildren and 2 Great Granddaughters. Several nieces and nephews and a host of relatives and friends.

Funeral service will be 8 PM Tuesday September 13th, 2011 in the chapel of Martin Wilson Funeral Home with Rev. Rick Passmore officiating. The family will receive friends from 6-8 PM before the funeral service. Interment will be on Wednesday September 14th, 2011 at 10 AM in Campbell Memorial Gardens.

Martin Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of these funeral arrangements.

Mr. Thompson’s guestbook can be viewed at