Category Archives: Obituary

Billy Lavon Hamilton, Sr.

Billy Lavon Hamilton, Sr., age 63, of Jacksboro passed away Friday, April 15, 2011 at his home. A veteran of the US Army, Navy, and National Guard and member of Caryville VFW. Preceded in death by father, Otis Hamilton; step-daughter, Antoinette Wycoff.

Survivors:

Wife: Brenda Hamilton

Sons: Jason Hamilton
Ryan Hamilton, both of Jacksboro
Billy Lavon Hamilton, Jr. Clinton

Step-daughter: Sherry Johnson

Step-son: Terry Vickery, Caryville

14 Grandchildren 4 Great-grandchildren

Mother: Edna Hamilton, Goshen, Ind.

Sister: Mary Rutherford & husband Harold, Habersham

Brothers: Howard Hamilton & wife Patty
Larry Hamilton & wife Robin, all of Goshen, Ind.

Services 8 PM Sunday Cross-Smith Chapel

Rev. Junior Dople and Rev. Kenneth Brown

Interment 1 PM Monday Peabody Cemetery with Military honors given by Campbell County Honor Guard

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

Arrangements by Cross-Smith Funeral Home

Mike D. Ward Sr

Mr. Mike D. Ward Sr. age 74 of Clinton, TN passed away Friday, April 15, 2011 at his home. He was born July 15, 1936 in Caryville, TN. Mike was a retired heavy equipment operator. He was a member of the North America Hunting and Fishing Clubs. Preceded in death by parents, John and Flossie Newport Ward, Brother, Bobby Ward, Sister, Rosalee Ward Duncan, Step-daughter, Carol Long.

Survivors: Children, Bob Ward of Dalton, GA, Linda Buckley and husband Gary, of California, Mike Ward, Jr. of California, John Ward and wife Korena, of Dalton, GA, Shelly Snider and husband Rodney, of Farmington Hills, MI, Belinda Chanseler of Lexington, KY, and Dee Anna Lay and husband David, of Duff, TN. Several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Former wife, Oma Fisher of Clinton; Sister, Gladys Conatser of Cincinnati, OH; Brother, Benny Ward and wife Shelma, of Pioneer, TN; Brother-in-law, Troy Duncan of Dalton, GA. Several nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Funeral services Tuesday 2 P.M. at Walters Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Mark Lay and Rev. Carlie Duncan officiating. Interment to follow at Peabody Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 12 P.M. to 2 P.M. Tuesday before services at Walters Funeral Home. Online condolences for Mr. Ward may be made at www.waltersfuneralhome.net. Walters Funeral Home of LaFollette is honored to be serving the family of Mr. Mike D. Ward Sr.

Edward Lee McGhee

Mr. Edward Lee McGhee age 70 of Jacksboro, went home to be with the Lord, Thursday, April 14, 2011 at his home, after a lengthy battle with lung cancer. Ed was born to Lee and Emma McGhee on June 18, 1940 in Jacksboro. Preceded in death by beloved father, Lee Edward McGhee, Grandparents, Daniel and Texas Mowell Cox, Millard and Etta Adkins McGhee, and very special Aunt and second mother, Jewel Dean Cox. Ed was of the Baptist Faith. He enjoyed trading and selling cars, restoring antique cars, building and selling homes, ham radios, and electronics. He was a skilled electrician, carpenter, and mechanic, and enjoyed farming cattle, owner of a bumper business at one time, and ran several car lots and T.V. shops. Ed’s favorite pastime was hunting and fishing, gospel music, watching deer with Joyce, and spending time with his beloved family. Ed prayed a lot and put all his hope, trust, and faith in God. He thanked God daily for his mercy.

Ed is survived by Wife of 47 years, Mrs. Joyce Ann McGhee; Three Daughters, Edwina (Poo) Ogg and husband David, Melissa Roberts and husband Brent, and Pamela Longmire, all of Jacksboro; Grandchildren, Velissa Smith and husband Daniel, of Oak Ridge, Amber Ogg, Melody Roberts, Misti Roberts, April Longmire and Alex Longmire, all of Jacksboro; Special Great-grandson, Eligh Roberts; Four Great-grandchildren; Mother, Mrs. Emma Cox McGhee; Sister, Novella Madison and special brother-in-law, Bobby Madison; Special nieces, Kim Rains and Tammy Inman; Special nephews, Nathan and Brad Rains; Special great-nephews, Daniel Rains and Lee Pitts; Special great-niece, Jo Anna; Special Sisters-in-law, Reva Pitts and husband Larry, and Kim Montgomery; Special Brothers-in-law, Monty, Ray, Mark, and Larry Montgomery; Special Friends, Rev. Charles Goins and Mit Walden, Jr.; Special Nurse, Joy Cline.

Funeral Services Saturday 8 P.M. at Walters Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Clarence Duncan and Rev. Charles Goins officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 P.M. Saturday before funeral services at Walters Funeral Home. Family and friends will meet Sunday 10 A.M. at Willoughby Cemetery for graveside services and interment. The family requests that memorials be made to: Campbell County Cancer Association, 124 Woodvine Street, Jacksboro, TN 37757. Online condolences for Mr. McGhee may be made at www.waltersfuneralhome.net. Walters Funeral Home of LaFollette is honored to be serving the family of Mr. Edward Lee McGhee.

Billy Lavon Hamilton, Sr

Billy Lavon Hamilton, Sr., age 63, of Jacksboro passed away Friday, April 15, 2011 at his home. A veteran of the US Army, Navy, and National Guard and member of Caryville VFW. Preceded in death by father, Otis Hamilton; step-daughter, Antoinette Wycoff.

Survivors:

Wife: Brenda Hamilton

Sons: Jason Hamilton
Ryan Hamilton, both of Jacksboro
Billy Lavon Hamilton, Jr. Clinton

Step-daughter: Sherry Johnson

Step-son: Terry Vickery, Caryville

Grandchildren Great-grandchildren

Mother: Edna Hamilton, Goshen, Ind.

Sister: Mary Rutherford & husband Harold, Habersham

Brothers: Howard Hamilton & wife Patty
Larry Hamilton & wife Robin, all of Goshen, Ind.

Services 8 PM Sunday Cross-Smith Chapel

Rev.

Interment 1 PM Monday Peabody Cemetery with Military honors given by Campbell County Honor Guard

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

Arrangements by Cross-Smith Funeral Home

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.

Survivors:

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