Category Archives: Obituary

Roger Lee Jones

Roger Lee Jones, age 64, of LaFollette passed away Tuesday, March 29, 2011. A member of Deer Lodge Historic Society and a US Army veteran. Preceded in death by parents, Bud & Leoda Fields Jones; sister, Dora Rapier; grandparents, John & Lou Fields and Charlie & Sally Jones.


Daughters: Angela & husband Randy Nelson, LaFollette
Jennifer & husband Jeff Herrell, LaFollette
Penny Jones & Fiancé Tim Kennedy

Grandchildren: Jeffery Herrell, Matthew Herrell, Rachel Nelson, Jonathan Nelson
Elizabeth Anne Jones

Step Grandchildren: Kristen & Scotty Kennedy

Brothers: Andy & wife Peggy Jones
Jerry Hutson

Sisters: Charlotte Jones
Cheryl Brock & husband Dennis
Brenda Carroll & husband Donnie

Several Nieces & Nephews

Special Friend: Sharon McCormick

Services 8 PM Saturday Cross-Smith Chapel

Interment 2 PM Sunday Cumberland View Cemetery with Military honors given by the
Campbell County Honor Guard

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

Arrangements by Cross-Smith Funeral Home

Jacqueline “Jackie” “TaTa” Ellison

Jacqueline “Jackie” “TaTa” Ellison, age 44 of LaFollette passed away Tuesday, March 22, 2011 at St. Mary’s Medical Center of Campbell County. She was of the Catholic Faith.

Survivors: Husband, Scott Ellison of LaFollette; Daughter, Krystal Camacho of LaFollette; Grandson, Tyson Camacho of LaFollette; Parents, Humberto Perez and Reina Morales, Canovanas, Puerto Rico; Two Sisters, Caroline Delgado of Canovanas, Puerto Rico, and Judy Perez of Bayaman, Puerto Rico; Brother, Humberto Perez, Jr. of Canovanas, Puerto Rico; Parents-in-law, David and Anita Ellison, of LaFollette; Nieces, Macy Ellison of LaFollette, Leilaniz Perez, and Karla Delgado, of Puerto Rico; Nephews, Luis Perez, Johnathan Delgado, Pascual Delgado, Jr., John Perez, Yahett Perez, Yanceo Perez, and Benoni Perez all of Puerto Rico; Brother-in-law, Pascual Pacheco and Hector Santos both of Puerto Rico and Darren Ellison of LaFollette.

Funeral services Friday 8 P.M. at Walters Funeral Home Chapel. Committal services Monday, March 28, 2011, 9:30 A.M., at TN State Veterans Cemetery in Knoxville, TN. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 P.M. Friday before services. Online condolences for Mrs. Ellison may be made at Walters Funeral Home of LaFollette is honored to be serving the family of Mrs. Jacqueline “Jackie” “TaTa” Ellison.

John Quentin Sowder

John Quentin Sowder, age 90, of Nashville, formerly of LaFollette passed away on Wednesday, March 23, 2011. He was born in White Oak, TN and moved to the Sowder Farm in 1927. He graduated from LaFollette High School and attended Lincoln Memorial University until his Father’s death in 1939. He taught school for many years at Valley View School. He worked on the family farm located on Old Highway 63 for a number of years. He had several jobs in banking, including the Peoples National Bank, First Federal Savings and Loan, and City and County Bank. He served as the Campbell County Judge from 1958-1966. Quentin taught Sunday School at Fincastle Methodist Church and he served as an Elder in the First Presbyterian Church. Quentin was also a Mason. His avid love of sports included fishing, hunting, softball, and golf. In 1993, he moved to Nashville to be near his grandchildren. Quentin was a soft-spoken, kind, caring and compassionate man.

He is survived by his wife, Bernice Shoun Sowder
daughter, Linda Sowder Hollingsworth; grandson, Jim Hollingsworth and his wife Jennifer; granddaughter, Jennifer Barham and husband Chip; grandson, Ben Hollingsworth and wife Kelly; Tammy Hollingsworth Rabum and husband James

great-grandchildren, Ethan and Taylor Hollingsworth; great-grandchildren, Austin Moncivaez, Liam, Sadie, Emma, and Lily Hollingsworth; great-grandchildren, Maddie, Benjamin, Baylor and Cole Hollingsworth; great-grandchildren, Alex, Alyssa, Anna and Zachary Rabum;

Sister, Edith Sowder Smith and husband Paul; niece, Angie Francis; nephews, Quinn and Patrick Smith; sister-in-law, Arizona Sowder Powell and husband Kenneth; nephew, Bill Sowder and wife Page and their son Will

Loving caretaker and special friend Tammy Byas.

A Graveside Service will be held on Saturday, March 26th at 2 PM at the Fincastle United Methodist Church. Reverend David Maude will be in charge of the service.

Arrangements by Cross-Smith Funeral Home, LaFollette

Christopher Lynn Wright

Christopher Lynn Wright, age 36, of LaFollette passed away Friday, March 25, 2011 at Mercy Medical Center – St. Mary’s. Church of God faith. Preceded in death by father, Sherman Lynn Wright.


Daughter: Shayla Wright, Caryville

Step daughter: Jasmine Wright, Caryville

Mother: Darlene Wright, LaFollette

Grandmother: Oma Walden, LaFollette

Brother: Cody Malicoat, LaFollette

Several Aunts, Uncles, Cousins & Host of friends

Services 8 PM Sunday Fincastle Church of God

Rev. Mike Smith & Rev. J.R. Kitts officiating

Interment 11 AM Monday at Powell Valley Cemetery

Family will receive friends 6 – 8 PM Sunday at Fincastle Church of God

Arrangements by Cross-Smith Funeral Home

Joyce A. Powers

Mrs. Joyce A. Powers, age 44 of Pioneer, passed away Tuesday, March 15, 2011, at her home. She was preceded in death parents, Harold and Earlene Archer Bell and sister, Charie Chrismon.

Survivors: Husband, James Powers; son, Derek Powers both of Pioneer; sisters, Rene’ Freeman and husband, Dennis; brothers, Danny Bell, Randy Bell and David Bell all of LaFollette; father-in-law, Gene Powers of Pioneer. Several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Funeral Services Monday, March 21, 2011, at 1 P.M. at Walters Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Wade Walls officiating. Interment to follow at Broyles Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 11 A.M. to 1 P.M. Monday before funeral services at Walters Funeral Home. Online condolences for Mrs. Powers may be made at Walters Funeral Home of LaFollette is honored to be serving the family of Mrs. Joyce A. Powers.