Category Archives: Obituary

Michael Edward McCullah

Mr. Michael Edward McCullah age 57 of Speedwell passed away Thursday, May 5, 2011 after a short illness. He was born March 3, 1954. Michael was a Navy Seal during the Vietnam Conflict and served 3 tours. Preceded in death by parents, Charles and Betty Jane McCullah, Father-in-law and Mother-in-law, Harold and Teddy Parker, brother-in-law, Glenn Parker. He leaves behind many relatives and friends who will miss him, especially his cousin Karen.

Survivors: Beloved Wife of 21 years, Lynn McCullah; He was the father of: Susan Miller and husband Rob, Matt McCullah, and Marie McCullah; Grandchildren, Claire and Emily Miller; Brother, of Estile (Pete) McCullah and wife Jennifer; Nephews, Derek and Corey McCullah.

A Memorial Service will be held Sunday, June 5, 2011 at 3 P.M. at Well Springs United Methodist Church with Rev. Ronnie Mutter officiating. His last wishes were to be cremated and buried with his wife upon her death. Online condolences for Mr. McCullah may be made at This obituary notice courtesy of Walters Funeral Home of LaFollette.

Carlock Myers

Mr. Carlock Myers age 82 of LaFollette passed away Thursday, May 19, 2011 at his home. He was a member of LaFollette United Methodist Church, a well known Business Man, Real Estate Developer, and Petroleum Business Operator. Preceded in death by parents, Orlando and Octavia Allen Myers, Brother, Bruce Myers, Sisters, Gladys Craig and Marie Thomas, Sister-in-law, Betty Jo Myers, Brother-in-law, Tilmon Parrott.

Survivors; Wife, Mrs. Nellie Myers of LaFollette; Sons, Kim Myers and wife Starla, of LaFollette, and Lee Myers and wife Patti, of LaFollette; Two Grandchildren, Kristi Leigh Myers, and Mary Grace Myers; Sisters, Ruby Parrott of LaFollette, Wilma Turner and husband Billy, of LaFollette, Frankie Langton and husband Don, of Carleton, MI, Alta Ayers of Miamisburg, OH, and Vera Sherril of Idaho; Brothers, Dan Myers and wife Josephine, of Toledo, OH, and Wade Myers of Unionville, TN; Sister-in-law, Jackie Myers of Granby, MO; Several nieces and nephews; Special Friends, The Jack Reynolds Family; Special Caregivers, Margaret Hamblin, Sandy Hatfield, Darwin Tinch, Georgia Maiden, and Ruth Manning.

Funeral Services Sunday 4 P.M. at LaFollette United Methodist Church with Dr. Kenneth Faught officiating. Interment to follow in Fincastle Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 P.M. Sunday before services at the church. The Family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be sent to: Alzheimer’s Association, P.O. Box 10088, Knoxville, TN 37939-9910 or LaFollette United Methodist Church, 808 E. Central Ave., LaFollette, TN 37766. Online condolences may be made for Mr. Myers at Walters Funeral Home of LaFollette is honored to be serving the family of Mr. Carlock Myers.

Glen Byrge

Glen Byrge, 61, Jacksboro, Tennessee, went home to be with The Lord May 18th, 2011 with his wife daughter and family close at his side at Vanderbilt Medical center in Nashville.

Those blessed to know Glen witnessed his uncommon dedication to his savior Jesus Christ, his loving Wife Kathy, Daughter Angie, Grandson Alex, Grand-daughter Sydney and Son-in-law Mitch. They and those who know him as a brother, son-in-law, brother-in-law, uncle, cousin or friend are forever shaped and impressed by his uncommon love and commitment to everyone in his life, including Central Baptist Church and the nation he served so honorably in the U.S. Army. A first-rate, dependable and safe Coal Miner for much of his working life, Glen was also an avid outdoorsman, hunter, fisherman, boater and heavy equipment operator. Glen was one of those gifted people who make the complicated things in this world look easy. Glen was also an expert at finding good things to “trade on”…things people needed everyday…and things that could produce a living for his family. Glen was certain of his home in Heaven where he is today.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Early & Georgia Lee Byrge; sister, Polly Byrge.

He is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Kathy and daughter and son-in-law, Angie & Mitch McKamey.

Grandchildren: Alex Montgomery and Sydney McKamey

Sisters and brothers-in-law: Gladys & Lonnie Phillips
Nannie Mae & Wayne Reed

Father & Mother-in-law: Rev. Estel & Thelma Jones

Special Brother-in-law and Best Friend: Bob Smith

Best Friends: Gloyd Daugherty & Willie Robinson

Services 8 PM Friday Central Baptist Church

Rev. Greg Overton and Rev. Harold Robbins officiating

Interment 11 AM Saturday Campbell Memorial Gardens

Family will receive friends 6 – 8 PM Friday at Central Baptist Church in Caryville

Arrangements by Cross-Smith Funeral Home

Evelyn Kitchen McCreary

Evelyn Kitchen McCreary, age 91, of Jacksboro passed away Monday, May 16, 2011 at Mercy Medical – St. Mary’s Knoxville. Retired after 38 years from Imperial Reading, a last Charter member of East LaFollette Baptist Church, but attended East Jacksboro Baptist Church.
Preceded in death by parents, John and Vida Goins Kitchen; husband, Robert Jefferson McCreary; sons, Buddy, Bill, and infant Kenneth McCreary; 4 sisters and 1 brother; grandchildren, David McCreary & John Robert Ayers


Daughter & son-in-law: Helen & R. L. Ayers of Jacksboro and of whom she made her home with for the last 11 ½ years.

Son & daughter-in-law: Edward & Dorothy McCreary, Sumter, SC
Daughter-in-law: Mrs. Bill (Jean) McCreary, Knoxville

Grandchildren & spouses: Sherry McCreary
Suzette & Joe Russell
Tim McCreary
Eddie & Susan McCreary
Linda McCreary
Angela & Phillip Greeson
Joye & Michael Smith

Great Grandchildren: J.T. Russell, Mandy Walker, Donnie, Kevin, Eric, and Nathan McCreary, Carter Greeson, Michaela, Noah, Helena, Jonah & Lydia Jo Smith, Erin Hatridge, Jessica, Katie and Justin Ayers

8 Great-great-grandchildren

Sisters-in-law: Ruth Kitchen
Mary Rugraff

Services 8 PM Wednesday East LaFollette Baptist Church

Rev. Robert Terry & Rev. Greg Chandler

Interment 11 AM Thursday Woodlawn Cemetery

Family will receive friends 6 – 8 PM Wednesday at East LaFollette Baptist Church

Arrangements by Cross-Smith Funeral Home

Mable Lorene Bostic

Mrs. Mable Lorene Bostic age 71 of LaFollette passed away Thursday, May 12, 2011 at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge. She was life long member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. Preceded in death by father, William “Cat” Heatherly and mother, Ruth Brandenburg Heatherly Stokes.

Mable is survived by husband, Verlin Bostic; Sons, Scott and Stacey Bostic, both of Atlanta, GA; Daughter, Sherry Chapman of LaFollette; 3 Granddaughters; Sisters, Robbie Celeski, Wanda Main, and Magdalene Craven, all of Michigan; and a host of family and friends.

Funeral Services Sunday 11 A.M. at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Lonnie Welden officiating. Interment to follow at Powell Valley Cemetery and Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 Saturday at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. Online condolences for Mrs. Bostic may be made at Walters Funeral Home of LaFollette is honored to be serving the family of Mrs. Mable Lorene Bostic.