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Kenneth Ward

Kenneth Ward, age 80, of LaFollette passed away Tuesday, August 30, 2011 at his home. A US Air Force veteran and retired from General Motors after 30 years. Preceded in death by parents, Lewis & Martha Witt Ward; sister, Iris Lee; brother, Dallas Ward.


Daughter: Connie Ward, LaFollette

Son: Jerry Ward, LaFollette

Grandchild: Michaela Ward

Sisters: Evelyn Cobb, Lexington, Ky.
Janice Christian, Grayhawk, Ky.

Services 7 PM Thursday Cross-Smith Chapel

Interment 11 AM Friday at Powell Valley Cemetery with Military Honors given by the Campbell County Honor Guard

Family will receive friends 5 PM to 7 PM Thursday at Cross-Smith Funeral Home

Arrangements by Cross-Smith Funeral Home

Marie Annette Moore

Marie Annette Moore, age 79 of Caryville, formerly of Speedwell passed away Saturday, August 27, 2011 at her home. She was a member of Well Springs Church of God.
Preceded in death by Husband Charles (Obil) Moore, Parents Paschal Pat & Viola Wiley.

Survivors: Daughters: Pamela Welch, Caryville Carolyn Goins, LaFollette

Sons: Charles (Chuckey) Moore & James & wife Trish Moore, Caryville

Grandchildren: Misty Kramer, Jason & Chris McCulley, Tim & Todd Goins

Tavia & Patrick Moore Several Great-grandchildren

Brother: Bobby Joe Wiley
Sisters: Patsy Smith, Beatrice Woodward & Bonnie Lawson

Several Nieces & Nephews

Graveside Service & Interment: 11 a.m. Monday Wiley Cemetery in Speedwell

Rev. Arlie Muse & Rev. Jim Hurst officiating

Friends may call 9 am – 10:30 am Monday at Cross-Smith Funeral Home

Arrangements by Cross-Smith Funeral Home

Opal H. Miracle

Mrs. Opal H. Miracle, age 83 of LaFollette passed away Saturday, August 27, 2011, at St. Mary’s Health & Rehab Center. She was retired from Imperial Reading Corp. and was a member of Glade Springs Baptist Church. Preceded in death by parents, Tom and Mamie Pierce Capps, sisters, Milda Pierce, Alice Heck, and Ellen Tolliver, brother, George Capps, and sister-in-law, Geneva Capps, and brothers-in-law, Freeman Pierce and Arthur (Buddy) Heck.

Survivors: Husband, Oscar Miracle; sons, Gary Miracle and wife, Vanessa, Danny Miracle and wife, Aslee, and Michael Miracle all of LaFollette; 8 grandchildren, several great grandchildren; sister, Hester Woodby and husband, Ira of Harrogate; brother, Willie Capps of Speedwell, sister-in-law, Mattie Lee Capps of Indiana, and brother-in-law, Claude Tolliver of LaFollette. Several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Funeral services Monday 8 P.M. at Walters Chapel with Rev. Larry Watts and Rev. Hobert McCreary officiating. Family and friends will meet Tuesday 10 A.M. at Walters Funeral Home and proceed to Greasy Hollow Cemetery in Speedwell for graveside services and interment. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 P.M. Monday before services at Walters Funeral Home. Online condolences for Mrs. Opal H. Miracle may be made at Walters Funeral Home of LaFollette is honored to be serving the family of Mrs. Opal H. Miracle.

Edna Rose Garland

Mrs. Edna Rose Garland age 72 of LaFollette passed away at Golden Living Center-Windwood in Clinton. She was a member of Indiana Avenue Baptist Church. Preceded in death by husband, Roy Garland and a son, Roy Allen Garland.

Survivors: Daughter Jackie Garland; Sons, Carlos “Jim” Garland and Charles “Chuck” Garland and wife Christie, all of LaFollette. Grandsons, Chucky Shelton and Tyler Garland and a host of other relatives and friends.

Services Sunday 5 P.M. at New Beginning Community Church of God with Rev. Junior Dople officiating. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to help with final expenses. Online condolences for Mrs. Edna Rose Garland may be made at Walters Funeral Home of LaFollette is honored to be serving the family of Mrs. Edna Rose Garland.

Geraldine Boshears

Geraldine Boshears, of the Mt. Paran community in Jacksboro, passed into the care of her Lord and Savior on August 23, 2011 at her home. She was a member of Mt. Paran Baptist Church. Preceded in death by her mother, Addie Leach Cross.

Survived by her children: Sandra Owens (James) of Jacksboro
Regina McQuinn (Ted) of Oldsmar, FL
Thurston L. Boshears, Jr.
James E. Boshears
Charlotte Perry (Don) all of Jacksboro
Also Bridget Chapman of Jacksboro and
Rick Warren of Knoxville, whom she loved as her own.

Seven grandchildren Four Great-grandchildren Four Great-great-grandchildren

She also leaves behind her beloved dear friends, Charles and Betty Ralston, Louise Adkins, Ruby Moneymaker, Geraldine Burton, Wayne Branscom of Jacksboro and Vivian Murray of Jellico.

At her request, Geraldine’s remains were donated to the University Of Tennessee Medical Center in Memphis and no public services are to be held.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or other preferred charity.

The family extends special thanks to the many friends and relatives in the community for their love and prayers. Also to Dr.’s Robert Montgomery and Robert Blacky for their years of care and support and to St. Mary’s Mercy Hospice staff for their compassion and guidance in the last days.

Courtesy of Cross-Smith Funeral Home