Category Archives: Obituary

Zelda Louise DeMarcus Etter

Zelda Louise DeMarcus Etter,age 90, of Chattanooga, formerly of LaFollette passed away Thursday, April 14, 2011 at Chattanooga Memorial Hospital. She was of Baptist faith. Preceded in death by parents, Wheeler & Dora Murray DeMarcus; granddaughter, Valerie Lynn Trowbridge; sisters, Lorene Rutherford, Bobbie Loveday; son-in-law, Tab Wilhoit; niece, Debbie Karen Harmon.


Husband: James Etter of Rossville, Ga.

Daughters: Dora & husband James McKee, Maryville
Connie Wilhoit, Rossville, Ga.

3 Grandchildren 4 Great-grandchildren

Sister: Charlotte Stevenson, Clairfield

Brother-in-law: Edward Etter, Clewston, Fla
Sisters-in-law: Mildred Helton, Rossville
Imogene Rush, Clewston, Fla.

Services 2 PM Saturday Cross-Smith Chapel

Rev. Quenton Caldwell officiating

Interment 1 PM Sunday at Beeler Cemetery in Speedwell

Family will receive friends NOON to 2 PM Saturday at Cross-Smith Funeral Home

Arrangements by Cross-Smith Funeral Home

Robert Smith

Robert Smith, age 68, of Caryville passed away Wednesday, April 13, 2011 at his home. Member of Caryville First Baptist Church and long time employee of Nance Gulf in Jacksboro. Preceded in death by parents, George W. and Leoda Smith; sisters, Opal Muse and Wilma Finley; brother, Billy Ray Smith.


Wife: Verdie Mae Morgan Smith

Daughters: Tammy Lee Smith – Ellison
Kimberly Diane Chandler

Sons: Bobby Ray Smith
Jackie Lee Smith

Step-son: Charlie Smith

Grandchildren: Eric Mathew Adkins, Tia Michelle Ellison, Brittany Smith, Dustin Campbell, Wesley Tyler & Jacob Lee Smith, Halee Danielle Jones, Tabitha Nicole Standridge, Charles & Aaron Ellison, Tasha Cupp, Jeremiah Chapman

Great-grandchildren: Joshua James & Robert Joseph Smith
Alexander Ray, Jeremiah Ryan, Sean Anthony &
Emily Michelle Standridge, Carrie Johnson, Kaleah & Kadence
Ellison, Noah James & Landon Lee Smith

Sisters: Betlye Robbins, Baltimore, MD
Lucille Campbell, New Waterford, OH

Services 8 PM Friday Cross-Smith Chapel

Rev. Robert Adkins and Rev. Larry Thorton officiating

Interment 11 AM Saturday Woodlawn Cemetery

Family will receive friends 6 – 8 PM Friday at Cross-Smith Funeral Home

Arrangements by Cross-Smith Funeral Home

Nettie Honeycutt Hill

Nettie Honeycutt Hill, age 78, of LaFollette went to be with Jesus on April 9, 2011.
Nettie was employed by Balloff’s Clothing Stores and the Balloff Family for nearly forty years. She was a member of Mountain View Independence Baptist Church (formerly LaFollette Baptist Temple) and taught Sunday School there for many years. She was an avid walker and covered many a mile in her 78 years. She loved to garden in her spaire time and was a huge Lady Vols Fan.
Preceded in death by husband, Edward D. Hill; parents, Shirley and Edna Dossett Honeycutt; brother, Shirley Honeycutt Jr.; sisters, Betty Brown and Dorothy Millette.


Sons: Terry Hill & wife Merlene, Caryville
Tim Hill, LaFollette

Granddaughters: Maren Hill, Megan Smith, Caryville

Great-granddaughter: Madison Abigail Hill

Sisters: Thelma Posey & husband Randy, King, N.C.
Emma Sue Young & husband Rick, Oak Ridge

Daughter-in-law: Angela Beal, Knoxville

Many Nieces, Nephews, and life long friend China Willoughby. Her walking partners, Jeannie Carroll, Nancy Chadwell and Emajean Pierce.

Special friends: Mark, Sherry, and Miranda Hoskins and Wade, Kim and Will Ridenour

Nettie donated her body to the University of Tennessee so that they could study the thing that took her from this life with the hope of helping others. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

It is asked that in lieu of any cards or flowers, that donations be made to the Campbell County Cancer Association who provided much assistance to her in her battle with cancer. Cross-Smith Funeral Home assisted with the arrangements.

Notice by Cross-Smith Funeral Home

America Scott

Mrs. America Scott age 89 of LaFollette, TN passed away Monday, April 11, 2011 at Cumberland Village Care and Rehabilitation Center in LaFollette. She was a member of New Horizon Baptist Church, and a retired Postmaster. Preceded in death by her parents, Park L. & Bertha Howard Taylor, and several brothers and sisters.

Survivors: Husband of 27 years, Clifford Scott of LaFollette; Son, Tim Dash and wife Loretta, of Pathfork, KY; Daughter, Peggy Scott and husband Calvin of LaFollette; Two grandsons, John Dash of Chattanooga, TN, and Regan Dash of Kingston, TN; Two Great-granddaughters, Kira Dash and Stacy Dash, both of LaFollette; One Sister, Ruby Nielson of Greensboro, NC. Several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. The family would like to express a special thank you to the nurses, aides, and staff from Cumberland Village for their special care and love shown to Mrs. Scott.

Funeral Services Wednesday 8 P.M. at New Horizon Baptist Church with Rev. Jimmy Herron and Rev. Lynn Ray officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 P.M. Wednesday at New Horizon Baptist Church, and from 12 P.M. at 2 P.M. Thursday at Corbin Funeral Home in Corbin, KY, and proceed to Pine Hill Cemetery in Corbin, KY for graveside services and interment with Floyd Scott and Jim Scott officiating. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to: Alzheimer’s Association, P.O. Box 10088, Knoxville, TN 37939-9910. Online condolences for Mrs. Scott may be made at Walters Funeral Home of LaFollette is honored to be serving the family of Mrs. America Scott with services in LaFollette, and Corbin Funeral Home is serving the family in Corbin, KY.

Donnie Hurst

Donnie Hurst age 53, of Speedwell, passed away Friday, April 8, 2011 at St. Mary’s Campbell Co. He was of the Baptist faith.

Survivors: Sons Daniel & Corie Hurst, of LaFollette

Grand-daughters Abigail & Brenden Hurst Fiancé Paulette Schwartz

Father Harim Hurst, Frakes, KY Mother Rosa Ann Hurst, LaFollette

Brothers: Bobby, Clint, Randy, Michael & Herman Hurst

Sisters: Brenda Hatfield, Joyce Edwards & Lisa Hooks

Several Nieces & Nephews

Funeral Service 8 p.m. Sunday Cross-Smith Chapel. Rev. Carl Edwards officiating

Interment 11 a.m. Monday Flat Hollow Cemetery

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

Arrangements by Cross-Smith Funeral Home