Category Archives: Obituary

James “Jim” Lowell Shubert

James “Jim” Lowell Shubert age 52 of Lafollette passed away at home Thursday September 29, 2011. Jim was a loving husband and devoted father and a friend to anyone in need. He loved to work with his hands and fix things. He enjoyed being outdoors and especially enjoyed working on race cars and horseback riding. Jim attended Covenant Life Church in Lake City.

He joins in heaven his Mother, Betty Majors and Brother, David Shubert.

He is survived by Wife, Mary Katherine and Son, Jimmy Shubert, Daughters, Robin and Ashley Hubbard, beloved Granddaughter Marina Pike. Sisters, Cindy Newman and Debbie Pohlenz. Many nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends on Monday October 3, 2011 from 6-8 PM in the chapel of Martin Wilson Funeral Home with a celebration of Jim’s Life, love and laughter to follow at 8 PM with Rev. Tony McAfee officiating. In lieu of flowers a college fund has been established for his son Jimmy and donations may be made at ORNL Federal Credit Union.

Mr. Shubert guestbook can be viewed at

Arrangements by Martin Wilson Funeral Home Lafollette.

Everett Jones

Mr. Everett Jones age 84 of Jacksboro passed away Friday, September 30, 2011 at his home. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran of World War II serving on the USS Alabama. He was ordained as a deacon on December 11, 1966 at Rose Hill Primitive Baptist Church where he was a member and served many years as church clerk. He was in the insurance business for 7 years as a debit agent, assistant manager, district manager, division manager, and vice president of Kentucky Central Life Insurance Company. He was a Tennessee Colonel commissioned in 1974 and again in 1980, had a bachelor and masters degree from University of Tennessee, and was former chairman of the Campbell County Republican Party. He served 30 years in the school system of Knox County and Campbell County, as a teacher, principal, maintenance supervisor, transportation supervisor, and superintendant of schools for 6 years. He was camp director of Boy Scout Camp Bucktoms. Preceded in death by his parents, Everett and Dora Cooper Jones, and 2 sisters, Pauline Jones and Cleo Jones.

Survivors: Wife of 61 years, Mrs. Lillian McCarty Jones of Jacksboro; Two Sons, William Arnold Jones and wife Linda, of LaFollette, and David Everett Jones and wife Jevonna, of Jacksboro; Two Grandchildren, Letha Peters and husband Shawn, of Caryville, and Lillia Afton Hicks and husband Preston, of Jacksboro; Three Great-Grandchildren, Abigail Julia Peters, William Hayden Renfro, and Lanston Able Ray Hicks. Sister, Thelma Reynolds of Norwood, OH. Several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Funeral Services Monday 8 P.M. at Walters Funeral Home Chapel with Elder Ricky Dorton and Elder Eugene Wilder officiating. Family and friends will meet Tuesday at 10:30 A.M. at Walters Funeral Home and proceed to Mt. Zion Cemetery for 11 A.M. graveside service and interment with Military Honors conducted by the Campbell County Honor Guard. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 P.M. Monday before services at Walters Funeral Home. Online condolences for Mr. Jones may be made at Walters Funeral Home of LaFollette is honored to be serving the family of Mr. Everett Jones.

Ellen Russell

Mrs. Ellen Russell age 83 of LaFollette passed away Sunday, September 25, 2011. She was of the Baptist Faith. Preceded in death by husband, Rudolph Russell in 1982, her parents, Alex and Maggie Bailey McCulley, sister, Jeannie Jones, brothers, Charles, J. Will, and Chuck.

Survivors: Son, Jack L. Russell and wife, Sonia of North Augusta, SC; daughters, Mary J. Addis and Betty Knowles of Monroe, MI; four grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; sister, Aileen Stewart of Opelika, AL; brothers, Hugh McCulley of Speedwell, and Fletcher McCulley of Opelika, AL. Several nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Funeral Services Friday 8 P.M. at Walters Chapel with Rev. Ovid Bolton officiating. Family and friends will meet Saturday 10 A.M. at Bailey Cemetery for graveside services and interment. The family will receive friends Friday from 6 to 8 P.M. before funeral services at Walters Funeral Home. Online condolences for Mrs. Russell may be made at Walters Funeral Home of LaFollette is honored to be serving the family of Mrs. Ellen Russell.

Nelda Christine Glass Orick

Nelda Christine Glass Orick, 80, of Salem, VA passed away Saturday, September 24, 2011. She was born May 12, 1931 in Salem, VA daughter of the late Charles and Mary Harmon Glass. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Bill Orick; and brothers, Kenneth, Billy, Nelson and Harrison Glass. Mrs. Orick was a homemaker and formerly attended Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church. She was active in the Shriners Ladies Auxiliary with her husband. She is survived by her sons, William “Lucky” Gray, Jr. and wife, Donna, John Gray and fiancée, Teresa Mize and Roy Gray and wife, Kathy; daughters, Jean Dillman and husband, Wayne and Elizabeth Testerman and husband, Jeff; twelve grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; special great-aunt, Mildred Glass; and a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 am Tuesday, September 27, 2011 at the Chapel of John M. Oakey and Son, Salem with her grandson, Rev. Michael Gray officiating. The family will receive friends Monday evening from 5 to 8 pm at the John M. Oakey and Son, Salem. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff of Richfield four west and three west floors for their loving care given to mom. The family will also receive friends from 10 am to 12 noon Wednesday, September 28, 2011 at Martin Wilson Funeral Home in LaFollette, TN with graveside services to follow at Powell Valley Cemetery and Memorial Gardens in LaFollette, TN. Online condolences to the family may be made at

Martin Wilson Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Ms Orick’s guest book can be viewed at

Joan Annette Goslin

Joan Annette Goslin, better known as “Joni,” was born in LaFollette, Tennessee, on March 27, 1939, to Martha Ella Miller Goslin and Robert Martin Goslin, Sr. Joni had two sisters, Ruth and Sharon, and one brother, Robert, Jr. She grew up in Columbus, Ohio, and attended schools in both Ohio and Tennessee. She was not initially able to finish high school, but went to work early to help support the family. She worked as a customer service representative at a large department store in Columbus, where she won an award for her friendliness. Later in life, she completed a GED and attended Lincoln Memorial University, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in art. Joni was very talented and excelled both as an artist and a singer. She especially loved drawing portraits of people, particularly children. She also drew pictures of animals and of local landmarks, including the LaFollette House. She had a beautiful voice and often sang in churches and in nursing homes. She was unusually friendly and compassionate, and had a large, committed group of friends. Most of all, she loved Jesus, her friends, her family, and life. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in LaFollette for decades. Joni died on September 24, 2011, at Claiborne County Hospital, of multiorgan failure. She is survived by her sisters, several nieces and nephews, and numerous cousins. She will be greatly missed by her friends, family, and all those who were privileged to know her.

Martin Wilson Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Ms Goslin’s guest book can be viewed at