Category Archives: Obituary

Portia Ann White

Portia Ann White, age 65, of LaFollette passed away Wednesday, June 22, 2011 at Methodist Medical Center in Oak Ridge. Member of Midway Baptist Church. Preceded in death by father, Rev. Leonard Dabney; brother, Larry Dabney; grandparents, Rev. Ernest & Maggie Goins and Robert & Ruth Dabney.


Husband: Curtis White

Son: Chance White & wife Dawn

Grandchildren: Shayne & Trista White

Mother: Willene Dabney

Brother: Rev. Johnny Dabney & wife Teresa

Sister: Brenda & husband Lynn Goins

Several Nieces & Nephews & Many Many Friends

Funeral Services 8 PM Saturday Midway Baptist Church

Rev. Lonnie Weldon & Rev. Johnny Dabney officiating

Interment 11 AM Sunday at Sunrise Cemetery

Family will receive friends 6 – 8 PM Saturday at Midway Baptist Church

Arrangements by Cross-Smith Funeral Home

Derrick (Red) Williamson

Derrick (Red) Williamson age 38 of LaFollette passed away Sunday, June 19, 2011 at his home. He loved playing cards, he also loved cars and music. Preceded in death by parents, Walter Williamson and Melda McCullah Williamson, brother, Donald Williamson.

Survivors: Daughter, Adrienne Williamson, and her mother, Lori, of Knoxville; Sisters, Debbie Blankenship of Clermont, FL, and Donna Sanders of LaFollette; Brothers, David, Darryl, and Darren Williamson, all of LaFollette; Special Nephew, Michael (Bub) Blankenship of Clermont, FL. Several other nephews, nieces, cousins, relatives and friends.

Funeral Services Thursday 7 P.M. at Walters Funeral Home Chapel with family members officiating. Family and friends will meet Friday 9 A.M. at Bakers Forge Cemetery for graveside services and interment. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 P.M. Thursday before services at Walters Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made for Derrick at Walters Funeral Home of LaFollette is honored to be serving the family of Derrick (Red) Williamson.

Ulyess “Bo” Brown

Ulyess “Bo” Brown, age 83, of Jacksboro passed away Tuesday, June 21, 2011 at St. Mary’s Campbell Co. Member of Cedar Hill Baptist Church. Retired as Chief Warrant officer in the US Army after 26 years and retired from Garland Coal as Pilot.
Preceded in death by wife, Lois Aurelia Byrd Brown; daughter, Cynthia Kay Huckaby; parents, George W. & Cleo Smith Brown; sister, Georgia Mae Longmire.


Daughter: Jeannie (Karen) Franklin & husband Butch

Granddaughter: Amber Leigh Franklin, Lebanon, Ind
Grandsons: Kyle & Logan Huckaby, Cordova, Tn

4 Great-grandchildren

Brothers: J.C., Billy Ray & Ernest Brown

Sisters: Eula Lee Falls & Agnes Irene Lindsay

Funeral Services 8 PM Thursday at Cedar Hill Baptist Church

Rev. Ronnie Arnold officiating

In lieu, of flowers, donations may be made to Cedar Hill Baptist Church Building Fund, 636 Demory Rd., LaFollette, Tennessee 37766

Interment 12 NOON Friday at Bakers Forge Cemetery with Military Honors given
By Campbell County Honor Guard

Family will receive friends 6 – 8 PM Thursday at Cedar Hill Baptist Church

Arrangements by Cross-Smith Funeral Home

Joan Clark Asbury

Joan Clark Asbury age 76 of Jacksboro passed away Tuesday June 14, 2011 at her home. She was a member of Jacksboro United Methodist Church. Preceded in death by Husband Wesley Lee Asbury, Parents Frank & Dorothy Blackwell and Sister Betsy Farris.

Survivors: Son & Daughter-in-law: Wesley L., Jr. & Sarah & children Katherine & William Asbury all of Wytheville, VA

Daughter & Son-in-law: Elizabeth & Ron Lawson & children Matt & Alex Lawson of

Son & Daughter-in-law: Rob & Laura Asbury & daughter Brett Asbury of

Sister: Nancy Duncan (John) Meadowview, Va.

Brother: Ben (Peggy) Blackwell, Lynchburg, Va.

Special Caregivers: Carolyn McGaw
Pam Schultz
Debbie Hopper
Fayetta Hopper
Sue Standridge

Funeral Services 8 PM Wednesday Jacksboro United Methodist Church

Rev. John Crabtree & Rev. Ronnie Mutter officiating

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Mercy Hospice of Campbell County, Alzheimer’s Association or the Charity of your choice.

Interment 11 AM Thursday Carey Cemetery in Caryville

Family will receive friends 6 – 8 PM Wednesday at Jacksboro United Methodist Church

Arrangements by Cross-Smith Funeral Home

Omar (Mutt) Russell

Omar (Mutt) Russell, age 75, of Caryville passed away Sunday, June 12, 2011 at U.T. Medical Center. Member of Central Baptist Church in Caryville and US Army veteran. He loved the mountains and being outdoors.
Preceded in death by parents, Fred & Bertha Russell; brothers, Wilford, Sam, Albert and infant James Russell; sister, Golda Russell.

Survived by Nieces and Nephews

Children of Wilford Russell: Judy, Pat, Steve, Wayne & Joey

Children of Sam Russell: Sharon, Linda & Vickie

Children of Albert Russell: David, Marsha, Albert, Jr., & Debbie

Sisters-in-law: Geneva, Faye & Mollie

A Host of other relatives and friends

Services 8 PM Tuesday Cross-Smith Chapel

Rev. Ellis Hoskins & Rev. Greg Overton officiating

Interment 11 AM Wednesday Butler Cemetery, Oliver Springs

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

Arrangements by Cross-Smith Funeral Home