Category Archives: Obituary

Mary Ruth Angel

Mary Ruth Angel age 86 of Speedwell, TN passed away on Thursday, July 14, 2011. She was born on December 15, 1924. She loved flowers, cooking, gardening and her family was her life.

She was preceded in death by her father Henry Foust, mother Lilly Mae Ferguson, sons William Henry Taylor and Benny Ray Angel, brothers Jackie and Bill Foust, sisters Virginia Foust and Joey McGill, and grandson B.J. Lemarr.

She is survived by her husband Bennie Angel, daughter Pamela Ruth Angel Lemarr and husband Billy Joe of Speedwell, TN, daughter-in-law Carol Sue Lester of Knoxville, TN, brothers Larry Foust and wife Sue of LaFollette, TN and Lonnie Foust and wife Kay of Cincinnati, OH, sisters Ann Young and husband Noah of Indianapolis, IN, Henrietta Holloway of Cincinnati, OH, Ina Woods and husband Jonah of Perkin, IL, Jane Hensley of Indiana, and Gay Stout and husband Bob of Indiana, grandchildren Billie Hall, Tammie Walters, and Timothy Johnson, 7 great-grandchildren, as well as several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral service will be at 7:00 p.m. Saturday, July 16, 2011 in the Martin-Wilson chapel with Rev Charles Goins officiating. Interment will be at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, July 17, 2011 in the Flat Hollow Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. prior to the service.

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

Mary Angel’s guestbook can be viewed at

Bridgette Marie Chapman Stafford

Bridgette Marie Chapman Stafford age 43, of Knoxville, formerly of LaFollette, passed away Sunday, July 10, 2011. Attended Grace Full Baptist Church. Preceded in death by brother, Jerry D. Spradlin.




Husband: Calvin Stafford


Sons: Dustin, John Daniel, & Cole of LaFollette

Ryan of Maynardville


Grandchildren: Colby & Bailey


StepChildren: Linda Shouts & husband G.G.

Brenda Foust & husband Jacob

Jess Stafford & wife Debbie

Heather & Josh Stansberry


Parents: James & Shirley Chapman & Jerry Spradlin


Brother: Jamie & wife Nina Chapman, LaFollette


Sister: Belinda & husband Dale Baker

Melinda Bishop & Michael Suttles, all of LaFollette

Suzette & Tommy Chapman, Jacksboro


Special Uncle: Rub Cantrell


Many other Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, Nieces & Nephews



Funeral service 8 p.m. Wednesday Cross-Smith Chapel


Rev. Harry James & Rev. Dan Saunders officiating


Interment 11 a.m. Thursday in Glade Springs Cemetery


The family will receive friends 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Cross-Smith Funeral Home


Arrangements by Cross Smith Funeral Home

Audra Mae “Bobbie” Russell

Mrs. Audra Mae “Bobbie” Russellage 84 of Speedwell passed away Sunday, July 10, 2011 at St. Mary’s Medical Center of Campbell County.  She was a member of Braden Chapel Baptist Church.  Preceded in death by parents, Horace and Carrie Bullard Leach, sisters, Ruby Myers, brother, Horace Lee Leach.


Survivors: Husband, Lloyd Russell of Speedwell; Daughter, Gayle Hutson and husband Charles, of LaFollette; Son, David Russell of Speedwell; Three Grandchildren, Micaela Hutson, Adam Hutson, and Lindsey Hutson, all of LaFollette; Special Friend, Kathy Welch of Speedwell.  Several nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.


Funeral Services Tuesday 8 P.M. at Walters Funeral Home Chapel with Elder J.C. Monday and Rev. Roger Leach officiating.  Family and friends will meet Wednesday 11 A.M. at Leach Cemetery in Speedwell for graveside services and interment.  The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 P.M. Tuesday before services at Walters Funeral Home.  Online condolences for Mrs. Russell may be made at  Walters Funeral Home of LaFollette is honored to be serving the family of Mrs. Audra Mae “Bobbie” Russell.

Jessie Sallie Heatherly

Mrs. Jessie Sallie Heatherly, age 75, of Dalton, Georgia, formerly of LaFollette passed away July 9, 2011 at the Hospice Care Center of Chattanooga, surrounded by her loving family. Sallie was born January 10, 1936 in Union County, Tn., a daughter of the late Laska L. and Liza Clouse Farris. She was also preceded in death by her husband of forty-six years, Robert Heatherly on December 9, 1997; grandson, Ricky Wayne Heatherly; brothers, Glenn and Tom Farris; sisters, Azalee Meredith and Ruth Hutson.




Sons & daughters-in-law: Jeff and Janet Heatherly, Cohutta, Ga.

R. Wayne and Marcy Heatherly, Chatsworth, Ga.


Grandchildren: Trish and Phil Hooper, Brandy Heatherly, Wayne Heatherly Jr.

Randy Heatherly, Lindsey Brown and Brittany Bowers


Great-grandchildren: Felicia Hooper, Lydia Hooper and Nate Heatherly


Brother: Elmer Farris, Laura, Oh


Special Friend: Charles Laskey, Dayton, Oh


Several Nieces & Nephews



Funeral Services 2 PM Wed Cross-Smith Chapel


Rev. Raymond McCrame & Rev. Larry Wilson officiating


Interment Bakers Forge Cemetery


In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Hospice of Chattanooga, P.O. Box 19269, Chattanooga, TN 37416 in memory of Mrs. Sallie Heatherly.


Family will receive NOON to 2 PM Wednesday at Cross-Smith Funeral Home


Arrangements by Cross-Smith Funeral Home

Charline Bunch

Charline Bunch, age 66, of Jacksboro, passed away Friday, July 8, 2011 at her home. She was a member of Faith Missionary Baptist Church in Caryville. Preceded in death by Husband Menton Bunch, Parents Charlie & Tressie Vinsant Thompson, Sister Shirley Thompson.



Survivors: Daughters, Sandra Griffin, Pam Bailey and Tina Whaley


6 Grandchildren 1 Great-grandson


Brother: Ray Thompson


Sisters: Lucille Smiddy, Stella Stevens & Carolyn Massengill


Several Nieces & Nephews


Service 8 p.m. Monday Cross-Smith Chapel Rev. Tommy Reece officiating


Interment Queener Cemetery in Caryville


The family will receive friends 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Cross-Smith Funeral Home


Arrangements by Cross-Smith Funeral Home