Category Archives: Obituary

Paralee Nelson

Paralee Nelson, age 64, of LaFollette passed away Monday, October 31, 2011. A member of Mt. Pisqih Baptist Church. Preceded in death by parents, Arvil & Aretta Allen Byrge; sisters, Margaret Phillips, Louise; brothers, Elmer Byrge and Gene Byrge


Husband: Arnold Nelson

Services are incomplete, but will be announced by Cross-Smith Funeral Home at a later time

Donald Edward Heatherly Sr

Mr. Donald Edward Heatherly Sr., age 74, born on January 30, 1937, in LaFollette, TN, of Barbourville, KY, passed away Friday, October 28, 2011 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington, KY. On April 25, 1976, he united in marriage with Carol Larson in Dearborn, MI. Mr. Heatherly and his wife moved to Barbourville from Wyoming in 2001. He was the former owner and operator of North Fork Farm Sausage Co. and a member of the Indian Creek Baptist Church. He was a Mason and a Shriner. He enjoyed cooking, working with stained glass and woodworking. He was a son of the late Luther and Virgie Lindsey Heatherly. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Luther H. Heatherly.

Survivors include his wife, Carol Heatherly of Barbourville, KY; eight children, Annette Ward of Taylor, MI, Lauren Hasselbach and husband, Ron, of Garden City, MI, Donald E. Heatherly Jr. of Warren, MI, David Heatherly, Catherine Murphy and Michael Heatherly all of Taylor, MI, Michael Pond and wife, Sandy, of Canton, MI and Frederick Pond of Gillette, WY; eight grandchildren; among other loved ones and dear friends.

His funeral service will be conducted at the Indian Creek Baptist Church in Barbourville, KY, Tuesday, November 1 at 11 A.M. with Rev. Ken Merida officiating. Family and friends will meet Tuesday at 3:30 P.M. at Walters Funeral Home in LaFollette, TN and proceed to Bakers Forge Cemetery in LaFollette, TN for a 4 P.M. graveside service and interment. Friends may call at the Knox Funeral Home in Barbourville, KY Monday between 6 and 9 P.M. with a Masonic service at 8 P.M. and Tuesday at the church prior to the funeral hour. Casket bearers will be family and friends. Expressions of sympathy may go to the Hope Lodge, 1500 College Way, Lexington, KY 40502 in loving memory of Mr. Heatherly.

Arrangements are under the direction of the KNOX FUNERAL HOME, Barbourville, KY. This obituary notice courtesy of Walters Funeral Home of LaFollette.

Shawn M. Roderick

Shawn M. Roderick age 52 of LaFollette passed away Tuesday, October 25, 2011 at LaFollette Medical Center. He was of the Catholic Faith and a former Delivery Truck Driver.

Survivors: Son, Ryan Roderick, and Daughter, Taylor Roderick, both of LaFollette; Mother, Audrey Collins of Minot, ND; Sister, Rochelle Van Ryn of Overland Park, KS; Brother, Steven Roderick of Chattanooga, TN; Mother of the Children, Tina Morton of LaFollette.

Funeral Mass Saturday 11 A.M. Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church with Father Joe Campbell and Father Paul Cervinski officiating. Online condolences for Mr. Roderick may be made at Walters Funeral Home of LaFollette is honored to be serving the family of Shawn M. Roderick.

Fannie McKamey Jones

Fannie McKamey Jones, age 86, of Caryville went home to be with the Lord, Wednesday, October 26, 2011.

Member ofBeechForkBaptistChurch.  She enjoyed going to church, gardening, canning, quilting and visits from family, friends, and neighbors.

Preceded in death by husband, Elmer Jones; parents, Abe and Susie McKamey; sisters, Mindy McKamey, Tennie Burress, Alice Wilson, Tasie Bullock, Senda Green and Tilda McKamey; brothers, Link, Jesse, Delis and Lonzo McKamey; stepson, Wilbert Jones.





Niece:  Gracie Mae Green-Marlow and children, Wanda Joyce, Donna McKamey,Tammy Lane, Angela Wray, Chester Jr., and Michael.


Stepson:  Estel Jones


Sister-in-law:  Lizzie McKamey


A Host of nephews, nieces and special friends



Services 2 PM Saturday atBeechForkBaptistChurch


Rev. Lee Phillips officiating




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


Arrangements by Cross-Smith Funeral Home

Benny Lane Murray

Benny Lane Murray , age 88, of Maryville, formerly of LaFollette passed away Friday, October 21, 2011. A former member of First Baptist Church of LaFollette, but attended First Baptist Church of Maryville. A retired Teacher and Supervisor of Special Education after 30 plus years in the Campbell County School System.

Preceded in death by husband, Edward C. Murray, Sr.; son, Mark L. Murray; sister, Vivian Lane Harrison.


Daughter: Nancy & husband Gary Wayne Scott, Lenoir City

Son: Edward C. Murray, Jr. & wife Sookie, Powder Springs, Ga.

Grandchildren: Deanna Nelson & husband Tim

Debbie Cavins & husband Tony

John Murray

Great grandchildren: Whitney Murray, Alex Cavins

Sister: Marcetta Lane McCurry, Miami Lakes, Fla.

Daughter-in-law: Karen Murray

Several Nieces & Nephews & a host of friends

Services 8 PM Tuesday Cross-Smith Chapel

Rev. Duane Mills officiating

Interment 10 AM Wednesday at Woodlawn Cemetery

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to LaFollette First Baptist Church Youth Group, 255 W. Central Ave., LaFollette, Tennessee 37766

Family will receive friends 6 to 8 PM Tuesday at Cross-Smith Funeral Home

Arrangements by Cross-Smith Funeral Home