Category Archives: Obituary

Roger Deen Barker

Roger Deen Barker, age 47, of LaFollette passed away Monday, May 9, 2011 at Mercy Residential Hospice in Knoxville. He was a truck driver and business owner. Preceded in death by grandparents, Bradley & Evelyn Barker.


Parents: Randall & Charlene Barker, LaFollette

Grandmother: Gladys Chambers, Cincinnati, Ohio

A Host of friends

Services 8 PM Wednesday Cross-Smith Chapel

Rev. Carl Edwards officiating

Interment 11 AM Thursday at Powell Valley Cemetery

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

Arrangements by Cross-Smith Funeral

Kenneth Edward McCulley

The Pearly Gates Swung Open Wide for Kenneth Edward McCulley, age 87, of LaFollette, Friday, May 6, 2011 at his home. Member of Lake View Baptist Church and retired from Y-12 after 35 years of service. He loved to sing and listen to Gospel music. Preceded in death by parents, Pat & Lillie McCulley; brothers, Bobby & Buck McCulley.

Survivors: Wife: Gladys Braden McCulley

Daughter: Ann Rutherford Step son Wayne Johnson

Grandchildren: Andrea Robbins
Rodney & Bradley Johnson

Great-grandchildren: Garrett Jones
Andrew & Alexandria Loveday
Will Johnson

Brother: Burl McCulley, Lake City Sister: Ann Smith, Jacksboro

Several Nieces & Nephews and a host of friends

Special thanks to all the nurses and hospice nurses for all of their kindness.

Services 8 p.m. Sunday Cross-Smith Chapel

Rev. Don Allen & Rev. Bill Waddell officiating

Interment 11 a.m. Monday Powell Valley Cemetery

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

Arrangements by Cross-Smith Funeral Home

Jana Kay Boshears

Jana Kay Boshears, age 55, of Jacksboro passed away Wednesday, May 04, 2011. A member of Woodlake Baptist Church and employed as a Secretary for the State of Tennessee Department of Land Reclamation for 33 years. Preceded in death by grandparents, Brown & Bertha Boshears and Otis & Minnie Shetterly.


Parents: Cal & Faye Boshears

Sister: Gayle & husband Mickey Carter, all of Jacksboro

Brothers: Gordon & wife Lois, Arlington, TX
Wendell & wife Heather, Jacksboro

Niece & Nephews: Erica & husband Tyler Kirby
Owen & Max Boshears

Great Nephew: Robert Kirby

Funeral Services 8 PM Friday Cross-Smith Chapel

Rev. George Asbury & Rev. Bobby Ray Wilson officiating

Interment 11 AM Saturday at Mt. Paran Cemetery

Family will receive friends 5 – 8 PM Friday at Cross-Smith Funeral Home

Arrangements by Cross-Smith Funeral Home

Danny Lee Giles

Danny Lee Giles age 60, of Caryville, passed away Thursday, May 5, 2011 at St. Mary’s Campbell Co. He was a member of Woodlake Baptist Church. Preceded in death by Parents Bill & Charlsie Monday Giles, Brothers Teddy & Jerry Giles.

Survivors: Daughter: Sherry Muse Son Jeffery Giles

Granddaughter: DeShea Garner Great-grandson: Ethen

Sisters: Betty & Jimmy Wilhoit, Linda & Paul Comer, LaFollette

Wanda & Paul Wilhoit, Jacksboro

Brothers: Billy & Louise Giles, Bobby & Glenna Giles, LaFollette

Special Aunt& Caregiver: Geraldine Waldo, Caryville

Several Nieces & Nephews and a host of friends

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

Rev. George Asbury officiating Interment 2:30 p.m. Sunday in Fincastle Cemetery with Military Honors by the Campbell Co. Honor Guard

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

Arrangements by Cross-Smith Funeral Home

Mr. Gerl D. Pish

Mr. Gerl D. Pish age 56 of Reading, MI passed away Sunday, May 8, 2011, at home. He was born September 24, 1954, in Angola, IN and graduated from Camden High School. Gerl worked at Crotty Corp. from 1973 – 1989, then owned and operated Valley Auction Barn in LaFollette, TN until 2008. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and loved animals. Gerl was passionate about training horses including saddle horses and barrel horses. He enjoyed going to rodeos and had a great love for auctioneering. Preceded in death by father, Marlin D. Pish, daughter, Destini Dar Shell Pish, and aunt, Ruby Bok.

Survivors: Wife, Katrina (Ayers) Pish of Reading,MI; daughter, Shayann Pish of LaFollette; 3 sons, Gerl J. (Melanie) Pish, Quincy, MI and their children, Morgan, Brody, Gerl, Macy and Madde; Matthew (Mandi) Pish, Montgomery, MI, and their children, Cole and Hannah; and Justin (Suzanne) Pish, Bronson MI, and their children, Blaine and Carter; mother, Bonnie (Faulk) Resner, of Speedwell; sister, Patti Tollas, Bronson, MI; aunt, Doris June Pish, Camden, MI.

Visitation will be Friday from 12 to 2 P.M. at Walters Funeral Home and proceed to Well Springs Cemetery for graveside services and interment. Online condolences for Mr. Pish may be made at Walters Funeral Home of LaFollette is honored to be serving the family of Mr. Gerl D. Pish.