Category Archives: Obituary

Sharon Seay Grant

Grant, Sharon Seay , age 64, of Caryville was promoted to the next level of life on August 19, 2011. Sharon was born on July 27, 1947. Preceded in death by parents Lacy H. Seay, Jr. and Anita Seay McCarter; survived by husband Ralph Grant, son Thomas Grant and daughter-in-law Tiffany Huggins Grant; one sister Cherry Foster and brother-in-law, Steve Foster; many very special nieces, nephews, and cousins whom she loved dearly; and very special friend Debbie Reagan.

Sharon was a beloved wife, devoted mother, amazing sister, and friend to everyone who knew her. Through multiple health issues and hospitalizations, she remained positive and upbeat – with a smile on her face, love in her heart, and a testimony on her lips to everyone she met. The love of God shown on her face.

Family will receive friends from 1:00 to 3:00 pm, Sunday, August 21, at Cross-Smith Funeral Home in LaFollette, TN. A Celebration of Life will follow at 3:00 pm, Reverend Bill Waddell officiating. A graveside service at Sunrise Cemetery will conclude the service.

Arrangements by Cross-Smith Funeral Home

James M. Bowling

James M. Bowling, age 68, of LaFollette passed away Wednesday, August 17, 2011 at St. Mary’s Campbell Co. Member of Alder Springs Baptist Church and US Army veteran.


Wife: Delcie Bowling

Daughter & son-in-law: Renae & David Magee, Morningview, Ky

Son & daughter-in-law: Tommy & Marietta Bowling, Winfield, Tn

Grandsons: 3 Great granddaughters: 2

Brother: Herbert Bowling, LaFollette

Sisters: Joyce Begley, Jean Stamper, Barbara Carroll, Patty Haddix, all of Jackson, Ky
Lillie Turner, Georgetown, Ky

Services 8 PM Friday Cross-Smith Chapel

Rev. Steve Elkins officiating

Interment 11 AM Saturday Shelby Cemetery

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

Arrangements by Cross-Smith Funeral Home

Gilberta H. Hughes

Gilberta H. Hughes, age 85, passed away Wednesday, August 17, 2011 at St. Mary’s Health & Rehab Center. Member of Bookwalter United Methodist Church, Knoxville and retired from Bell Telephone Systems after 40 years services. Preceded in death by husband, Walter Russell Hughes; parents, Mack & Bessie Henegar; 2 infant sisters; brother, Vic Henegar.


Son: H. Wayne & Reynie Hughes

Granddaughter: Heather Linton

2 great-granddaughters: Aidan & Adeline Linton, Powell

Sister: Loraine Claiborne

Sister-in-law: Lorene Henegar

Several Nieces & Nephews

Services 2 PM Saturday Cross-Smith Chapel

Rev. Lonnie Eldridge officiating

Interment Woodlawn Cemetery

Family will receive friends 12 Noon til 2 PM Saturday at Cross-Smith Funeral Home

Arrangements by Cross-Smith Funeral Home

Charles H. Pierce, Jr

Mr. Charles H. Pierce, Jr. age 64 of the Bethlehem Community, LaFollette passed away Monday, August 15, 2011 at his home. He was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church , a retired U.S. Army Master Sergeant with over 21 years of service, a paramedic serving over 22 years with the Campbell County Ambulance Service, and was also a truck driver. Preceded in death by father, Rev. Charles H. (Pete) Pierce, Sr. and mother, Irene Pierce, brothers, Jack and James Willis, and sister, Dorothy Brock.

Survivors: Children, Chuck Pierce and wife Stacie, of LaFollette, Carrie Holloway and husband Greg, of LaFollette, Kirk Pierce and wife Becky, of LaFollette, Matt Roberts of LaFollette, and Kim Roberts of LaFollette. Nine Grandchildren. Several nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Funeral Services Wednesday 8 P.M. at Walters Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Bill Braden officiating. Family and friends will meet Thursday 10:30 A.M. at Walters Funeral Home and proceed to Campbell Memorial Gardens for 11 A.M. graveside services and interment, with military honors being conducted by the Campbell County Honor Guard. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 P.M. Wednesday before services at Walters Funeral Home. Online condolences for Mr. Pierce may be made at Walters Funeral Home of LaFollette is honored to be serving the family of Mr. Charles H. Pierce, Jr.

Janice Davis

Janice Davis, age 65, of LaFollette, passed away Sunday, August 14, 2011 at her home. She was a member of Faith Tabernacle. Preceded in death by parents Tom & Juanita Eastridge.

Survivors: Daughters: Penny Davis, Sherry Goins & Patricia Grizzle

Son: Tony Davis 8 Grandchildren 10 Great-grandchildren

Brothers: Ricky Lloyd, Banner & Cecil Eastridge, Matt Mazingo

Sisters: Jackie, Marie, Charlene & Deanna

Several Nieces & Nephews

Funeral Service 8 p.m. Tuesday Cross-Smith Chapel

Interment: 11 a.m. Wednesday Broyles Cemetery, Stinking Creek

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

Arrangements by Cross-Smith Funeral Home