Category Archives: Obituary

Patricia A. Coker

Patricia A. Coker, age 59, of LaFollette passed away on Tuesday, October 11, 2011. She was a very loving mother and grandmother that enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. She loved working in her garden and flowers, but mostly enjoyed spending time with her grandbabies.

She was preceded in death by her father and mother Kenneth & Nola Queener Cordell, husband Wayne C. Coker, and sister Fayreen Cordell.

She is survived by special friend Henry Watkins, son Brandon Wayne Coker and wife Rachel of LaFollette, daughter Crystal R. Watkins and husband Ronald of LaFollette, sisters Barbara Cordell Carroll and husband Wayne of LaFollette and Martha Byrd and husband Gary of Georgia, and grandchildren Randy Longmire, Nicholas Coker, and Nevaeh Grace Longmire.

Family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 15, 2011.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to the funeral home to help with the arrangements.

Martin Wilson Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Coker’s guest book can be viewed at

Gary (Monkey) Green

Gary (Monkey) Green, age 64, LaFollette passed away Wednesday, October 12, 2011 at LaFollette Medical Center. US Army Veteran and former owner of The Monkey Business Pool Room. Preceded in death by parents, James & Louise Willoughby Green; brother, Harold (Mooner) Green; sister, Debra Green


Wife: Linda Green

Children: Nathaniel Green, Ind.

Gary Robert Green, Nashville

Debra Lynn Allen, LaFollette

Stepchildren: Dustin Goins, LaFollette

Amy Debord, LaFollette

5 Grandchildren 1 great-granddaughter

Brother: Clyde Green

Joe Green, Baltimore, Maryland

Sister: Linda Goins, LaFollette

Services 8 PM Friday Cross-Smith Chapel

Interment 11 AM Saturday Goins-Sweat Cemetery with Military Honors by Campbell Co. Honor Guard

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

Arrangements by Cross-Smith Funeral Home

Orneda Hale

Orneda Hale, age 85, of Middletown, Ohio, formerly of Caryville, passed away Wednesday, October 12, 2011. Member of Poast town First Church of God and Ida Morningstar Order of the Eastern Star #572. Preceded in death by husband, Avery Hale; brothers, Hobart and Oscar Banks; sisters, Marie Banks, Betty Fay Watkins.


Sister: Nell Banks

Brothers: William Banks

Rhonda Banks, all of Kentucky

Services 2 PM Saturday Cross-Smith Chapel

Interment Harness Cemetery in Caryville

Family will receive friends Noon til 2 PM Saturday at Cross-Smith Funeral Home

Arrangements by Cross-Smith Funeral Home

Brady Marshall Goins

Brady Marshall Goins age 1 month 19 days, passed away Wednesday, October 12, 2011 at Children’s Hospital in Knoxville.

Survivors: Parents Joe & Shannon Goins

Grandparents: Dewane & Karen Wilder, Jacksboro

Christy & Justin Letner, LaFollette

Marshall & Teresa Goins, LaFollette

Great-Grandparents: Donnie Joe Silcox, Bill & Linda Archer, LaFollette

Buford & Pat Goins, Jacksboro, Fred & Carolyn Jordan,

Vernon & Betty Wilder, Mooreburg

Great-great Grandparents: Geneva Jordon, Jacksboro, Charles Silcox, LaFollette

A Host of Aunts, Uncles Cousins and Friends

A Private Funeral Service will be held with Rev. Greg Chandler officiating. Interment will be in Campbell Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Cross-Smith Funeral Home

Henry Sharp Wheeler, Jr

Henry Sharp Wheeler, Jr., age 88, of Tullahoma, Tn., formerly of Jacksboro, passed away Sunday, October 9, 2011 at Life Care Center of Lynchburg. He served in WWII as a Nose Gunner with the 456 Bomb Group that flew 35 bombing missions in a B-24 over Europe. He worked for RJR Nabisco as a salesman before he retired. He was a member of the American Legion Post 43, First United Methodist Church and enjoyed hunting and horseback riding. He is the son of the late Henry Wheeler Sr. and Mary Hollingsworth Wheeler. Preceded in death by his wife, Helen Burnett Wheeler, five brother and three sisters.


Daughter: Karen Orr & husband John

Sons: David Wheeler & wife Teri
Ron Wheeler & wife Patra, all of Tullahoma

Brother: Bill Wheeler of LaFollette

Sister: Ada Cannon of Jackson, Tn

9 Grandchildren: Jay Garrick, Erin Schwartz, Melissa Wheeler, Michael Black,
Cynthia Guevart, Jason Wheeler, Kelly Collins, Kim Brown,
Mitzy Burden.

5 Great-grandchildren: Connor, Adriana, Ava, Luca and Evan.

Funeral Services 3 PM Thursday Kilgore Funeral Home in Tullahoma

Rev. Mark Ashley officiating

Interment to follow at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Judes Children’s Research Hospital.

Family will receive friends 5 to 8 PM Wednesday at Kilgore Funeral Home in Tullahoma

Obit provided as a courtesy by Cross-Smith Funeral Home