Category Archives: Obituary

Betty Lou Robinson

Betty Lou Robinson of LaFollette passed away on Tuesday, August 16, 2011. She was born on May 17, 1932. She was a very loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother who enjoyed spending time with her family, fishing, constructing puzzles, and playing bingo.

She was preceded in death by her parents Jack & Francis Wilson, husband Kyle Robinson, daughter Teresa Robinson, sisters Oneida Campbell, Novella Gerrish, and Verdie Ivey, and brothers O.D. & Albert Wilson, and sons-in-law Johnny Sweet and Hobert Miller.

She is survived by her sons Kenneth Rutherford from Caryville, James Robinson and wife Mildred of Lake City, Albert Robinson and wife Cheryl of LaFollette, and Billy Robinson of LaFollette, daughters Jacqy Adams and husband Mark of Jacksboro, Irene Goins and husband Tim of LaFollette, Denise Sweet of LaFollette, Lou Ann Bean and husband Joe of Lake City, sisters Mary Jane Willoughby and Mabel Wilson both of LaFollette, brother Danny Wilson of LaFollette, 23 grandchildren, a host of great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral service will be on Thursday, August 18, 2011 at 8:00 p.m. in the Martin Wilson chapel with Rev Ray Graham officiating. Interment will be on Friday, August 19, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. in the Harness Cemetery. Family will receive friends prior to the service from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. in the Martin Wilson chapel.

Martin Wilson Funeral Home in LaFollette in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Robinson’s guestbook can be viewed at

Sharon Seay Grant

Grant, Sharon Seay , age 64, of Caryville was promoted to the next level of life on August 19, 2011. Sharon was born on July 27, 1947. Preceded in death by parents Lacy H. Seay, Jr. and Anita Seay McCarter; survived by husband Ralph Grant, son Thomas Grant and daughter-in-law Tiffany Huggins Grant; one sister Cherry Foster and brother-in-law, Steve Foster; many very special nieces, nephews, and cousins whom she loved dearly; and very special friend Debbie Reagan.

Sharon was a beloved wife, devoted mother, amazing sister, and friend to everyone who knew her. Through multiple health issues and hospitalizations, she remained positive and upbeat – with a smile on her face, love in her heart, and a testimony on her lips to everyone she met. The love of God shown on her face.

Family will receive friends from 1:00 to 3:00 pm, Sunday, August 21, at Cross-Smith Funeral Home in LaFollette, TN. A Celebration of Life will follow at 3:00 pm, Reverend Bill Waddell officiating. A graveside service at Sunrise Cemetery will conclude the service.

Arrangements by Cross-Smith Funeral Home

James M. Bowling

James M. Bowling, age 68, of LaFollette passed away Wednesday, August 17, 2011 at St. Mary’s Campbell Co. Member of Alder Springs Baptist Church and US Army veteran.


Wife: Delcie Bowling

Daughter & son-in-law: Renae & David Magee, Morningview, Ky

Son & daughter-in-law: Tommy & Marietta Bowling, Winfield, Tn

Grandsons: 3 Great granddaughters: 2

Brother: Herbert Bowling, LaFollette

Sisters: Joyce Begley, Jean Stamper, Barbara Carroll, Patty Haddix, all of Jackson, Ky
Lillie Turner, Georgetown, Ky

Services 8 PM Friday Cross-Smith Chapel

Rev. Steve Elkins officiating

Interment 11 AM Saturday Shelby Cemetery

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

Arrangements by Cross-Smith Funeral Home

Gilberta H. Hughes

Gilberta H. Hughes, age 85, passed away Wednesday, August 17, 2011 at St. Mary’s Health & Rehab Center. Member of Bookwalter United Methodist Church, Knoxville and retired from Bell Telephone Systems after 40 years services. Preceded in death by husband, Walter Russell Hughes; parents, Mack & Bessie Henegar; 2 infant sisters; brother, Vic Henegar.


Son: H. Wayne & Reynie Hughes

Granddaughter: Heather Linton

2 great-granddaughters: Aidan & Adeline Linton, Powell

Sister: Loraine Claiborne

Sister-in-law: Lorene Henegar

Several Nieces & Nephews

Services 2 PM Saturday Cross-Smith Chapel

Rev. Lonnie Eldridge officiating

Interment Woodlawn Cemetery

Family will receive friends 12 Noon til 2 PM Saturday at Cross-Smith Funeral Home

Arrangements by Cross-Smith Funeral Home

Charles H. Pierce, Jr

Mr. Charles H. Pierce, Jr. age 64 of the Bethlehem Community, LaFollette passed away Monday, August 15, 2011 at his home. He was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church , a retired U.S. Army Master Sergeant with over 21 years of service, a paramedic serving over 22 years with the Campbell County Ambulance Service, and was also a truck driver. Preceded in death by father, Rev. Charles H. (Pete) Pierce, Sr. and mother, Irene Pierce, brothers, Jack and James Willis, and sister, Dorothy Brock.

Survivors: Children, Chuck Pierce and wife Stacie, of LaFollette, Carrie Holloway and husband Greg, of LaFollette, Kirk Pierce and wife Becky, of LaFollette, Matt Roberts of LaFollette, and Kim Roberts of LaFollette. Nine Grandchildren. Several nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Funeral Services Wednesday 8 P.M. at Walters Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Bill Braden officiating. Family and friends will meet Thursday 10:30 A.M. at Walters Funeral Home and proceed to Campbell Memorial Gardens for 11 A.M. graveside services and interment, with military honors being conducted by the Campbell County Honor Guard. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 P.M. Wednesday before services at Walters Funeral Home. Online condolences for Mr. Pierce may be made at Walters Funeral Home of LaFollette is honored to be serving the family of Mr. Charles H. Pierce, Jr.