Category Archives: Obituary

Flossie Marie Leach

Flossie Marie Leach, age 79, of Speedwell, passed away Tuesday, December 20, 2011. Member and former Sunday school teacher of Pine Grove Baptist Church. She volunteered as a Pink Lady and then retired after 24 years service as a CNA at age 74 from LaFollette Medical Center. She loved her family, her dogs, wildlife, enjoyed watching and feeding birds, her flower & vegetable gardens and especially her iris garden. Preceded in death by husband, Alex Leach; parents, Charlie & Nellie Butler Lawson.


Daughter & Son-in-law: Teresa & David Herron, Jacksboro

Son & Daughter-in-law: Tim & Bonni Leach, Speedwell

2 Granddaughters: Jamie Douglas & Bridgette Wooden

Great-grandchildren: Taryn Douglas & Andrew Uriah Wooden

Sisters: Jessie Moser, Speedwell
Pauline Bowman, Lake City

Several Nieces & Nephews

Services 7:30 PM Thursday Cross-Smith Chapel

Rev. Billy Smith officiating

Interment 11 AM Friday Green Cemetery

Family will receive friends 6 – 7:30 PM Thursday at Cross-Smith Funeral Home

Arrangements by Cross-Smith Funeral Home

Nola McDeerman Roach

Nola McDeerman Roach, age 87, of Jacksboro passed away Thursday, December 22, 2011. Preceded in death by husbands, Millard McDeerman & Lee “Bud” Roach; parents, Andy & Rose Ellison; brothers, Duard, Condy, & Clifford Ellison. Member of Fordtown Baptist Church and a WWII veteran.


Son & Daughter-in-law: Millard & Vickie McDeerman
Grandsons: Aaron Baird & John Johnson
Granddaughter: Susan Mason
Great Grandchildren: Allison, Mercedes, Morghan, Mayci, Michael, Jake & Elizabeth

Brother & wife: Rev. Clyde & Maxine Ellison, Lake City
Sister: Oveda Heatherly, LaFollette
Sisters-in-law: Midge & Betty Ellison

A Host of Nieces, Nephews & Friends

Services 7 PM Friday Cross-Smith Chapel

Rev. Robert Terry officiating

Interment 11 AM Saturday Mt. Paran Cemetery

Family will receive friends 5 – 7 PM Friday Cross-Smith Funeral Home

Arrangements by Cross-Smith Funeral Home

Lucille “Blue” Hunley

Mrs. Lucille “Blue” Hunley age 79 of LaFollette passed away Monday, December 19, 2011 at LaFollette Medical Center. She was a member of Indiana Avenue Baptist Church. Preceded in death by grandson, Patrick Goins, her parents, Barney and Rosie Riggs Carroll, sisters, Mary Gibson, Susie Mefford, and Jean McFarland, brothers, Barney Carroll, Jr., and Everett “Eb” Carroll.

Survivors: Daughter, Connie Young of LaFollette; Son, Herbie Hunley of LaFollette; Grandchildren, Toshia Goins, Nikki Grant, Eric Goins, Daniel Goins, and Shawn Goins, all of LaFollette; Several Great-grandchildren, One Great-great-grandchild; Sisters, Betty Jane Wilson, Minnie Carroll, Aggie Carroll, and Cloretta Carroll, all of LaFollette; Brother, Jessie Carroll of Georgia; Special Friend, Verda Suttles of LaFollette. Several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Funeral Services Wednesday 8 P.M. at Walters Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. LeRoy Braden officiating. Family and friends will meet Thursday 10 A.M. at Bakers Forge Cemetery for graveside services and interment. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 P.M. Wednesday before services at Walters Funeral Home. Online condolences from Mrs. Hunley may be made at Walters Funeral Home of LaFollette is honored to be serving the family of Mrs. Lucille “Blue” Hunley.

Birdie Marie ”Reecie“ Ridenour

Mrs. Birdie Marie ”Reecie“ Ridenour age 64 of LaFollette passed away Monday, December 19, 2011 at Beech Tree Manor in Jellico. She was a member of Stanfield Church of God. Preceded in death by parents, Robert and Lizzie McCullah Ayers, two sisters, Mary Lou and Essie Ayers.

Survivors: Husband, Billy Gene Ridenour of LaFollette; Daughters, Gail Wagers and husband Rick, of LaFollette, and Angie Chambers and husband Greg, of LaFollette; Three Grandchildren, Tiffany Ridenour, Chad Wagers, and Anthony Chambers, all of LaFollette; Sisters, Dessie Smiddy of LaFollette, Leona Brinkler of Ohio, Ann Ayers Colvin and husband Bob, of Jacksboro, and Esther Caldwell and husband Wayne of LaFollette; Brothers, Rev. Andrew Ayers and wife Wanda, Dub Ayers and wife June, a special sister-in-law, Charles Ayers and wife Linda, all of LaFollette, Eddie Ayers and wife Jessie, of Pioneer. Several nieces nephews, other, relatives and friends.

Funeral services Friday 1 P.M. at Stanfield Church of God with Rev. Delmus Bruce, Rev. Pat Ayers, and Rev. Andrew Ayers officiating. Interment to follow at Ayers Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 P.M. Thursday at Walters Funeral Home. Online condolences for Mrs. Ridenour may be made at Walters Funeral Home of LaFollette is honored to be serving the family of Mrs. Birdie Marie ”Reecie“ Ridenour.

Kalen Hagedorn

Kalen Hagedorn age 25, of Yuba City, CA passed away December 8, 2011. He was born in St. Petersburg FL. to the late Gary G Hagedorn and Lisa Shoun Lyons. His father passed away when he was 6 years old in 1995. He is the 2nd of 3 boys.

Kalen was a senior airman and crew chief at Beale AFB. Hundreds of Airmen and Officers attended the memorial that the family was so graciously invited to attend. He had been deployed 3x during his 4 years in the air force 2x to UAE and had just recently returned from Cypress.

Kalen attended Harrison Academy for the Performing Arts and Lakeland Senior High Schoolin Lakeland Florida where he grew up.
He attended Skagit Valley College prior to Joining the United States Air Force
in 2007. He was also preceed in death by Grandparents, Gerald H. and Sylvia S. Hagedorn, Uncles, John L. Shoun and Timothy C. Shoun, and Aunt Laura Hagedorn Lebo.

Grandparents, Rev J.L. and Raye Pilley Shoun, Siler City NC (formerly LaFollette)
Momma, Lisa Shoun Lyons
Brothers, Damien M Hagedorn(Big Rapids MI) and A1C Jared O Lyons (Gunsan, Jeollabuk-do, South Korea)
Aunt Tina Shoun Gibbs, husband Uncle Michael Gibbs, cousin Will Gibbs, Ft Worth TX
Uncle James M Shoun, wife Aunt Donna Daniels Shoun, Knoxville TN
Uncle Peter J Shoun, wife Aunt Penny M Shoun, cousins Joey, Abby, Logan and Cassidy Shoun,( Siler City NC), Aunt Emily Morton Shoun, (Clinton, TN)
Aunt Anita Bernal Shoun (Miami, FL)
Uncle Christopher J Hagedorn, and cousin Trevor Hagedorn (Snohomish, WA)
Uncle Bob Lebo, Aunt Michelle Belzile (Renton WA) cousins Marlese Carroll (Hayward, CA , Mia Sheppard(OR) , Colleen Pringle, (Adelaide, Australia) Christina Pringle Keller( Clinton WA)

Graveside service and Interment 1 p.m. Wednesday, December 21, at Bakers Forge Cemetery with full Military Honors. Arrangements by Cross-Smith Funeral Home, LaFollette,