Category Archives: Obituary

Sam F. Russell

Sam F. Russell, age 82, of Caryville passed away Friday, June 10, 2011 at his home. Member of Caryville First Baptist Church, Campbell Co. Masonic Lodge and retired from Y-12 after 33 years of service. Preceded in death by parents, Fred & Bertha Russell; brothers, Wilford & Albert Russell.


Wife: Faye Apperson Russell

Daughters & Sons-in-law: Sharon & Gary Carson, Caryville
Linda Russell, Jacksboro
Vickie & Jerry Wheeler, Knoxville

Grandchildren: Kelli & Jim Rainey, Knoxville
Kerry Carson, Nashville
Krey & Emily Carson, Jacksboro

Great-granddaughter: Emma Claire Rainey

Brother: Omar Russell, Caryillle

Services 8 PM Saturday Cross-Smith Chapel

Rev. Lynn Ray and grandchildren officiating

Interment 10 AM Sunday Campbell Memorial Gardens

Family will received friends 6 – 8 PM Saturday at Cross-Smith Funeral Home

Arrangements by Cross-Smith Funeral Home

Victor Baird

Victor Baird, age 92 of LaFollette passed away Monday, June 06, 2011 at St. Mary’s Campbell Co. Former businessman and owner of LaFollette Sheet Metal, farmer and WWII veteran. Member of Church of God Holiness. Preceded in death by wife, Bernice Meredith Baird; son, Lee Scott; daughter, Darla Bell; brothers, Lee. Rev. Elbert Baird, Rev. Ben Baird; sisters, Etta Carroll, Lillian Malicoat.


Sons: Gary Baird
Sam Baird & wife Linda of LaFollette

Special Nephew: Stephen Bell & Tiffany & Isaac

Brother: James O. Baird, Tazewell

Special Friend: Lisa Parrott

Sisters: Mildred Ivey & Hazel June Parker, both of LaFollette

Services 8 PM Wednesday Cross-Smith Chapel

Rev. J. R. Kitts officiating

Interment 11 AM Thursday Woodlawn Cemetery with Military Honors given
by Campbell County Honor Guard

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

Arrangements by Cross-Smith Funeral Home

Michael D. Ellison

Michael D. Ellison, of Curtis, Michigan, formerly of Jacksboro departed this life at the Veterans Hospital in Iron Mountain, Michigan on May 25, 2011. Mike was of the Christian faith. He served his country proudly as a Marine. Preceded in death by his father, Duard W. Ellison; brother, Douglas Ellison.


Loving wife of 40 years, Susan Arnold Ellison

Sons: Brian & wife Jennifer of Traverse City, Michigan
Billy of Westland, Michagan

Grandchildren: Connor, Maguire, and Rylee of Traverse City, Michigan

Mother: Mildred Ellison of New Boston, Michigan

Brother: Danny L. Ellison of Jacksboro, Tennessee

Sisters: Carol Overbey of Knoxville, Tennessee
DeAnna Dagley of New Boston, Michigan

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Christian Research Hospital

Courtesy of Cross-Smith Funeral Home

Jessie Lee Shepherd

Jessie Lee Shepherd, age 83, of Red Bluff, CA, formerly of LaFollette passed away April 17th. Served in the US Army. A member of VFW and worked in occupations as varied as farming to making rocket parts while working for Rockwell. Preceded in death by wife, Harriet; parents, Esau and Elizabeth Lawson Shepherd; brothers, Luther, Gene, John and Glen; sisters, Trula and Evelyn.


Son: David & wife, Rita of Red Bluff, CA

Daughter: Marilyn & husband, Paul Bennett of Ohio

Grandsons: Dustin & Josh Shepherd
Matthew Bennett

Brother: Bob Shepherd & wife, Mildred of LaFollette

Sister: Gladys Bruce of Cookeville

Sisters-in-law: Dora Shepherd of LaFollette
Mary Ann Shepherd of Michigan

Several Nieces and Nephews.

Memorial Service will be held Wednesday June 8th at 10:30 AM at Shelby Cemetery in Alder Springs with Rev. Steve Elkins officiating.
Military Honors will be given by Campbell County Honor Guard

Arrangements by Cross-Smith Funeral

Ronnie L. Walker

Ronnie L. Walker age 50 of LaFollette passed away Saturday, June 4, 2011 at St. Mary’s Medical Center of Campbell County. He was preceded in death by daughter, Edith Nicole Lynn, father, John Walker, sisters, Patricia Shears and Nancy Evans.

Survivors: Wife, Laura Walker; Sons, Anthony Walker and wife Ashley, and Brian Walker and wife Alicia; Grandson, Riley Walker, all of LaFollette; Mother, Loretta Walker of Cleveland, TN; Sister, Missy Walker of Cleveland, TN; Brothers, Carl Walker and wife Shirley, of LaFollette, Johnny Walker and wife Belinda, of Cleveland, TN, Junior Walker of Indianapolis, IN, and Billy Walker and wife Lisa, of Cleveland, TN. Several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Funeral Services Tuesday 1 P.M. at Walters Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Lawrence Henegar officiating. Interment to follow at Cumberland View Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 11 A.M. to 1 P.M. Tuesday before services at Walters Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made for Mr. Walker at Walters Funeral Home of LaFollette is honored to be serving the family of Ronnie L. Walker.