Category Archives: Obituary

Geraldine Boshears

Geraldine Boshears, of the Mt. Paran community in Jacksboro, passed into the care of her Lord and Savior on August 23, 2011 at her home. She was a member of Mt. Paran Baptist Church. Preceded in death by her mother, Addie Leach Cross.

Survived by her children: Sandra Owens (James) of Jacksboro
Regina McQuinn (Ted) of Oldsmar, FL
Thurston L. Boshears, Jr.
James E. Boshears
Charlotte Perry (Don) all of Jacksboro
Also Bridget Chapman of Jacksboro and
Rick Warren of Knoxville, whom she loved as her own.

Seven grandchildren Four Great-grandchildren Four Great-great-grandchildren

She also leaves behind her beloved dear friends, Charles and Betty Ralston, Louise Adkins, Ruby Moneymaker, Geraldine Burton, Wayne Branscom of Jacksboro and Vivian Murray of Jellico.

At her request, Geraldine’s remains were donated to the University Of Tennessee Medical Center in Memphis and no public services are to be held.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or other preferred charity.

The family extends special thanks to the many friends and relatives in the community for their love and prayers. Also to Dr.’s Robert Montgomery and Robert Blacky for their years of care and support and to St. Mary’s Mercy Hospice staff for their compassion and guidance in the last days.

Courtesy of Cross-Smith Funeral Home

Robbie Sue Howard

Robbie Sue Howard, age 93, of LaFollette went to be with her Lord and Savior on August 20, 2011 at St. Mary’s of Campbell County after a long illness. She was born in Jacksboro, TN on April 10, 1918 and was of the Baptist faith and a member of Vasper Baptist Church. She was the oldest and last survivor of seven siblings. Mrs. Howard loved cooking, canning, gardening, flowers and vegetables and her family was her life.

Preceded in death by husband: John Howard. Stepson: Virgil Howard. Parents: Charlie S. and Maggie L. Rains Queener. Brothers: Charles, David, Harvey and Gifford. Sisters: Bea Meredith and Gertie Chastain.

Survivor son: William M. Queener and wife Ann of LaFollette. Stepson: Billy Howard and Wife Marilyn of Myrtle Beach, SC. Two grandchildren and two great grandchildren. A host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral service will be 8 PM on Monday August 22, 2011 in the chapel of Martin Wilson Funeral Home with Rev. Danny King and Bro. William C. Queener officiating. Interment will be 11 AM Tuesday August 23, 2011 in Powell Valley Cemetery and Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 PM on Monday before funeral service.

Arrangements by Martin Wilson Funeral Home LaFollette

Robbie Sue Howard

Robbie Sue Howard, age 93, of LaFollette went to be with her Lord and Savior on August 20, 2011 at St. Mary’s of Campbell County after a long illness. She was born in Jacksboro, TN on April 10, 1918 and was of the Baptist faith and a member of Vasper Baptist Church. She was the oldest and last survivor of seven siblings. Mrs. Howard loved cooking, canning, gardening, flowers and vegetables and her family was her life.

Preceded in death by husband: John Howard. Stepson: Virgil Howard. Parents: Charlie S. and Maggie L. Rains Queener. Brothers: Charles, David, Harvey and Gifford. Sisters: Bea Meredith and Gertie Chastain.

Survivor son: William M. Queener and wife Ann of LaFollette. Stepson: Billy Howard and Wife Marilyn of Myrtle Beach, SC. Two grandchildren and two great grandchildren. A host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral service will be 8 PM on Monday August 22, 2011 in the chapel of Martin Wilson Funeral Home with Rev. Danny King and Bro. William C. Queener officiating. Interment will be 11 AM Tuesday August 23, 2011 in Powell Valley Cemetery and Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 PM on Monday before funeral service.

Arrangements by Martin Wilson Funeral Home LaFollette

Ronald O. Bowling

Ronald O. Bowling of LaFollette passed away on Monday, August 22, 2011. He was born on January 25, 1957. He enjoyed going to church at Macedonia Baptist and being with his family.

He was preceded in death by his father Odell Bowling.

He is survived by his mother Delores Collier Bowling of LaFollette, wife Freda Bowling of LaFollette, sons Ronald O Bowling II and Shawn Bowling & wife Kim all of LaFollette, sisters Rita Bowling of LaFollette and Regena Savage of Jacksboro, granddaughter Valindsey Wheeler, grandson Landon Huddleston, as well as several nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be on Wednesday, August 24, 2011 at 8:00 p.m. in the Martin Wilson chapel with Rev JT Asbury, Rev Virgil Farmer, and Rev William Hicks officiating. Interment will be on Thursday, August 25, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. in the Macedonia Cemetery. Family will receive friends prior to the service from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. in the Martin Wilson chapel. Pallbearers will be Michael Hicks, Ronald Bowling, Shawn Bowling, Ed Blackwell, Ben Collins, Gary Russell, Greg Price, Audie Long, and Dustin Maddox.

Martin Wilson Funeral Home in LaFollette is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Bowling’s guestbook can be viewed at www.martinwilsonfuneralhome.com

Robbie Sue Howard

Robbie Sue Howard, age 93, of LaFollette went to be with her Lord and Savior on August 20, 2011 at St. Mary’s of Campbell County after a long illness. She was born in Jacksboro, TN on April 10, 1918 and was of the Baptist faith and a member of Vasper Baptist Church. She was the oldest and last survivor of seven siblings. Mrs. Howard loved cooking, canning, gardening, flowers and vegetables and her family was her life.

Preceded in death by husband: John Howard. Stepson: Virgil Howard. Parents: Charlie S. and Maggie L. Rains Queener. Brothers: Charles, David, Harvey and Gifford. Sisters: Bea Meredith and Gertie Chastain.

Survivor son: William M. Queener and wife Ann of LaFollette. Stepson: Billy Howard and Wife Marilyn of Myrtle Beach, SC. Two grandchildren and two great grandchildren. A host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral service will be 8 PM on Monday August 22, 2011 in the chapel of Martin Wilson Funeral Home with Rev. Danny King and Bro. William C. Queener officiating. Interment will be 11 AM Tuesday August 23, 2011 in Powell Valley Cemetery and Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 PM on Monday before funeral service.

Arrangements by Martin Wilson Funeral Home LaFollette