Category Archives: Obituary

Charles “Rub” Cantrell

Charles “Rub” Cantrell, age 74, of LaFollette passed away Monday, September 23, 2019. He was of the Baptist faith and worked in drywall. Preceded in death by wife, Louise Cantrell; parents, Charles and Mary Sue Cantrell; brother, Everette Cantrell and sister, Brenda White.

Daughters: Danielle and Michelle
Sons: Jacob
Denny, Roy, Michael and Peter Suttles
Daughter: Lisa Irwin

Special Grandsons that lived with him Zack, Cody, and Travis Suttles
A host of Grandchildren, special niece, Melinda Suttles, nieces, nephews, and friends

Sister: Shirley Chapman, LaFollette
Brothers: Jerry Lynn Cantrell, Jacksboro
Dan Saunders, Madisonville, KY

Services 2 PM Thursday at Cross-Smith Chapel
Rev. Dale Baker & Rev. Dan Saunders officiating
Interment Jacksboro Cemetery
Family will receive friends 12:00 NOON to 2 PM Thursday at Cross-Smith Funeral Home
Condolences may be given online at
Arrangements by Cross-Smith Funeral Home

Medlay Ann Hess

Medlay Ann Hess, age 67, of LaFollette passed away Saturday, September 21, 2019.
Preceded in death by husband, John Hess; father, Jake Sharp and mother, Wilma
Apostolidis; brother, Theo Apostolidis.
Survived by
Son: Lonnie Israel Hatfield
Brian Trombley
4 Grandsons
Sisters: Tanna Barth and Kay Apostolidis
Brothers: John Apostolidis, Dwayne Apostolidis, Chris Apostolidis and Anthony

No Services are Planned.
Condolences may be given online at
Arrangements by Cross-Smith Funeral Home

Margaret Ann Smith

Margaret Ann Smith, age 83, of Jacksboro passed away Sunday, September 22, 2019. She was a member of Indiana Avenue Baptist Church, a former Campbell County Mayor, County Commissioner & School Board member. Preceded in death by husband Rev. Richard L (Dick) Smith; son, Rick Smith; parents, Pat & Lillie Dail McCulley; brothers, Bob, Kenneth & Burrel McCulley


Sons: Mark Smith
Scott & Jennifer Smith
Kelly & Amanda Smith

Grandchildren: Crystal Smith, Shauna Hamblin, Alyssa Davis, Ava Davis
Great-grandchildren: Jaden, Ariana, Conner, Chloe, & Aiden
Several nieces, nephews, and a host of friends

Family will receive friends 5 PM to 7 PM Thursday at First Baptist Church of Caryville
with Service to follow at 7 PM
Rev. George Asbury officiating
Family and friends will meet 10:30 AM Friday at Cross-Smith Funeral Home and proceed to Woodlawn Cemetery for 11 AM Interment
Condolences may be given online at
Arrangements by Cross-Smith Funeral Home

Joe Mack Noe

Joe Mack Noe, age 72, of Lake City passed away Sunday, September 22, 2019. He served in Vietnam for 3 years, was of the Baptist Faith and retired from Carlisle Tire in Clinton after 36 years of service. He liked boating, four wheeling and spending time with family. Proceeded in death by parents, John and Revilla Daugherty Noe; son, David Miracle; brother, Bill Noe and Dean Noe.
Wife of 28 years Regina Sue Miracle Noe
Daughters: Victoria Phillips
Dawn and Husband Bill Caynon
Susanne and Husband David Denton
Carol and Husband Brian Miller

Sons: Joe Mack Noe, Jr.
Charlie and Debbie Miracle

Daughter-in-law: Kari Miracle
Brother: Richard and Jane Noe
Sister: Everlyn and J.C. Vowell
Several Nieces and Nephews

Family will receive friends 1 PM to 3 PM Wednesday at Cross-Smith Funeral Home with the funeral to follow at 3 PM at Cross-Smith Chapel with Rev. Jimmy Ault officiating. Then proceed to Powell Valley Cemetery for interment.
Condolences may be made online at
Arrangements by Cross-Smith Funeral Home

Clifford Wayne Steakley

Clifford Wayne Steakley, age 38 of LaFollette passed away Wednesday, September 18, 2019. He enjoyed doing yard work and being outside. Clifford loved being with his family and friends living life to the fullest.

He is preceded in death by mother Linda Steakley and brother Jeffrey Steakley, grandparents Jack and Cora Steakley, Clifford and Lula Gross..

He is survived by father John Steakley of LaFollette, brothers Elbert Steakley of Oklahoma, Johnny Steakley of Michigan, sister Lisa McNeeley of LaFollette, several nieces, nephews aunts, uncles, cousins, and other relatives.

Visitation will be 10-11 AM Monday, September 23, 2019 in the chapel of Martin Wilson Funeral Home followed by a Celebration of Life service at 11:00 AM with Rev. Jasper Walden officiating.

The family has entrusted the care of Clifford Steakley to Martin Wilson Funeral Home “Where families matter most”

Clifford’s guestbook may be viewed at