Category Archives: Obituary

Jerry “Pap” Herrin

Mr. Jerry “Pap” Herrin age 72 of Jacksboro passed away Wednesday, September 18, 2019. He was Owner and Operator of Benham Sawmill in Benham, KY supplying items for area Coal Mines in Southeastern, KY. A happily retired Coal Miner, Mine Superintendent, and Mine Rescue Specialist with companies including Cross Mountain Coal Company, Scotia Coal Company, and Reata Coal Company. Jerry enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his Grandchildren and Great-grandchildren, and his beloved dog, Nilla. Preceded in death by Wife, Mrs. Corinne Herrin, Step-Son, James Mack “Moose” Honeycutt, and Parents, Paul and Bertie Wilson Herrin.

Survivors: Children, Charlene Kay Walter, Pamela Mae Voegele-Lewis and Husband, Jeffery Clay, Terry Wayne Honeycutt and Wife, Lisa Ann, Jennifer Ann Honeycutt; Jeffery Lynn Herrin and Wife, Helen Hope, Ramona Michelle Ramsey and Husband, Garrett, Jacqulyn Curtis, and Greg Herrin; Special Grandson and Caregiver, Brandon Herrin; Seventeen Grandchildren; Eighteen Great-Grandchildren; Brother, Denny Herrin; Sister, Phyllis Collins; Two Nephews; Jerry’s Loving Neighbors who watched out for him, and several other relatives and friends.

Funeral Services Friday 7 P.M. at Walters Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor James Coffee officiating. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 P.M. Friday before funeral services. Family and friends will meet Saturday 2:00 P.M. at Maggard Cemetery in Partridge, KY for graveside services and interment. The family respectfully requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made in Jerry’s honor C/O Waters Funeral Home, 509 East Central Ave., LaFollette, TN 37766 or in Jerry’s obituary at Walters Funeral Home of LaFollette is honored to be serving the family of Mr. Jerry “Pap” Herrin.

Leo Monday

Leo Monday, age 73, of LaFollette passed away Monday, September 16, 2019. He was a Child of God. Preceded in death by grandson, Benji Henegar; parents, James Boyd & Luda Turner Monday; brothers, Junior Monday, Chester Monday; sisters, Ivadean Mallory, Irene Leach.

Daughter: Sharon Monday Sexton

Granddaughters: Jordyn Evans
Hailey Brown
Great-grandchildren: Jordan Blane Hobbs
Destiny Ward
Brothers: J.B. Monday, Rick Monday, Casper Monday, Alva Monday, Terry Monday
Sisters: Shirley Braden Berry, Roselee Carmack, Treacy Smith
Several nieces and nephews

No Services are planned.
Condolences may be given online at
Arrangements by Cross-Smith Funeral Home

Robert Scott “Scotty” Wilson

Robert Scott “Scotty” Wilson, age 42, of LaFollette slipped quietly into Eternity with his loving family by his bedside at home on September 15, 2019. Scotty was an all-around kind of guy, almost always in high spirits, and willing to help no matter the cause, his smile was infectious, his laugh contagious, He loved his family especially his three daughters whom he would have went to the ends of the Earth for.
Scotty was a 1996 graduate of Campbell County Comprehensive High School, He loved Tennessee, but he was quick to tell anyone that he was born in Texas, that’s something that he remained proud of until his last day. He was an avid motorcycle and car enthusiast, he especially loved Mopar, he also had a passion for music and action movies, if anything since his passing has occurred, it’s that everyone who knew and loved him feels a little less loved.
On September 15, when Scotty took the hand of the Lord and crossed over to the other side of Eternity he had waiting for him just inside the gates to greet him his Grandparents; Seabron S. Wilson Sr., and Roy and Monnie Perkins and his uncle; John Paul Perkins.

He left behind to cherish his beautiful memory and to carry on his legacy, his loving and dedicated mother Sibyl Perkins and the man whom he called Dad for his entire life Ricky Perkins, both of LaFollette, TN., his brother who stood by him through thick and thin;John Jennings Bryant Perkins, Three loving Daughters; Koren Fogelsanger, Amelia Wilson, and Hannah Wilson, along with their mother Jamie Bolton, all of LaFollette, TN, words can’t express how proud he was of his three beautiful daughters, Aunts; Wanda (Jack) Rogers of Crosby, TX, Martha (Ken) Harrington of Carlsbad, NM, Bessie Countryman of Galena Park, TX, Geneva Thompson of League City, TX, Ellen(Tommy) Wright, of LaFollette, TN, Missy (Donnie) Branaham of LaFollette, TN, uncles; Seabron (Sharon) Wilson of Galena Park, TX, Eddie (Darlene) Perkins of LaFollette, TN, Stanley (Barbara) Perkins of Maryville, TN, Mark (Heidi) Perkins of Knoxville, TN, and a host of cousins and friends.

The family of Robert Scott Wilson would like to thank Amedisys Hospice for the loving care and understanding they extended to Scotty during his period of transition, and Cross Smith Funeral Home for their exceptional care and service.

Family and friends will gather at Cross Smith Funeral Home on Thursday, September 19th, 2019 for a receiving of friends from 5 PM to 7 PM and a Celebration of Life service to follow at 7 PM with Rev. Allen Shepherd officiating. Private Graveside Services will be scheduled at a later date for family and close friends.
Condolences may be given online at
Arrangements by Cross-Smith Funeral Home

Donald “Don” Dewain Baird, Sr.

Donald “Don” Dewain Baird, Sr., age 85 of Jacksboro passed away Wednesday, September 18, 2019. He enjoyed collecting coins, knifes, going to flea markets, and flowers. Don was an avid talker that didn’t allow you to get a word in. He also enjoyed football and basketball, especially Tennessee Vols. Don was a United States Army Veteran.

He is preceded in death by wife Joyce Ann Baird, parents Andrew and Glenna Baird, and brother Delbert Harrison Baird III.

He is survived by sons Dewain Baird & wife Valerie of Jacksboro, Delbert Baird of Clinton, Darrel Baird of Montana, and daughter Glenna Baird of Montana. Several grandchildren, great grandchildren and a host of other relatives.

Visitation will be 6-8 PM Friday, September 20, 2019 in the chapel of Martin Wilson Funeral Home. Friends and family will meet 10 AM Saturday, September 21, for graveside service at Valley View Cemetery in Elk Valley Tennessee with Rev. Tom Reece officiating. Campbell County Honor Guard will be in charge of graveside service.

The family has entrusted the care of Donald Baird, Sr. to Martin to Martin Wilson Funeral Home “Where families matter most”

Donald’s guestbook may be viewed at

Thomas Edward Martin

Thomas Edward Martin, age 65 of Clinton passed away Monday, September 16, 2019.

There are no services planned at this time.

The family has entrusted the care of Thomas Edward Martin to Martin Wilson Funeral Home “Where families matter most”

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