Category Archives: Obituary

Pamela Jane Bailey

Pamela Jane Bailey, age 59 of LaFollette, passed away Thursday, July 9, 2020. She was a member and pianist at Woodlake Baptist Church. Preceded in death by husband, Lynn Bailey; father, Alfred Bowling and niece, Sarah Bowling.


Mother: Marian Newport Bowling

Brother: Roger and wife Karen Bowling

Niece: Thea Devoe and Alexis Badders

Nephew: Jarrett Devoe

Several aunts, cousins and many friends

Family and friends will meet 9:15 AM Monday at Cross-Smith Funeral Home and proceed to Mt. Zion Cemetery for 10 AM Graveside Services and Interment with Rev. George Asbury officiating.

The family request for those attending to wear a mask and practice social distancing.

Condolences may be given online at

Arrangements by Cross-Smith Funeral Home

Janel Renee Rains

Janel Renee Rains, age 46 of Habersham passed away Wednesday, July 8, 2020. She was a loving mother, fiancé, sister, and aunt. She enjoyed spending time with her family. Janel also loved to cook, sew, work with her hands, and reminiscing with family about old times.

She is preceded in death by parents, James “Roy” and Margorie (Walker) Rains.

She is survived by daughter, Tameika Rains of Clinton; fiancé, John J. England; brothers, Jeff Walker and Jimmy Rains, both of Kentucky; sisters, Terri Carter and Sonya Smith, both of LaFollette.

There are no services planned at this time.

Janel’s guestbook may be viewed at

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

Charles “Chase” E. Evans

Mr. Charles “Chase” E. Evans, age 70, of Jonesboro, GA formerly of Caryville, TN passed away on July 6, 2020. He was preceded in death by his wife, Terri Evans; parents, James and Bessie Evans; siblings, James Leo Evans, Audrey Hugh Evans and Peggy Ruth Sweeney.

Chase is survived by his siblings, Geneva (Bob) Claiborne, George Eugene Evans, Joyce (Donald) Jones, Lucille (Robert) Smallwood, Texie Faye (Bob) Winkle, Lou Ann (Charles) Jones, Sherry Lynn (Allan) Cannon, Carolyn Sue (Larry) Wilson, Michael Oliver (Sharon) Evans and Benny Mark (Rita) Evans; Mother-in-law, Norma White, sisters-in-law, Marie Evans, Susan Kim (Theodore) Greene, Diane Green and Jill (John) Durham; brother-in-law, Mark White; nieces, Vanessa Irwin, Sharon Sweeney and Carol Ann Wilson. Other grand nieces and nephews.

A Funeral Service will be held at 4 PM on Saturday, July 11, 2020 in the Chapel of Ford-Stewart Funeral Home. Pastor David Maddox will officiate. The family will receive friends on Saturday from 2-4 PM prior to the service. Ford-Stewart Funeral Home, Inc., Jonesboro/Stockbridge 770-210-2700.

Condolences may be made online at

Courtesy of Cross-Smith Funeral Home.

Paul Gene Wilhoit

Paul Gene Wilhoit, age 66, of Jacksboro passed way Monday, July 6, 2020. He was a member of Long Hollow Baptist Church. Preceded in death by mother, Emma Jane Wilhoit and step-father, Leon Ford.


Wife of 47 years: Wanda Wilhoit

Sons: Anthony Paul Wilhoit and wife Dawn

Dustin Eugene Wilhoit

Grandchildren: Sydne Wilhoit, Allison Wilhoit and Emma Wilhoit

Step brother: Thomas Gene Ford

A host of friends and family

No services are planned.

Condolences may be given online at

Arrangements by Cross-Smith Funeral Home

Johnathon Honden Brandenburg

Johnathon Honden Brandenburg, age 27, of LaFollette passed away Saturday, July 4, 2020. He was a member of Fordtown Baptist Church and a life long concrete finishing worker.


Mother: Kamille and husband Shawn McGlone

Father: Anthony Brandenburg

Sister: Samantha and husband Bobby Goins

Brothers and sister: Ben, Olivia and Alex Brandenburg

Brother: Bryan and wife Brittany Munsey

Grandparents: John and Pat Bond

Nieces and nephew: Addison, Bayleigh and Maverick Goins

A host of aunts and uncles

Services are incomplete at this time and will be announced later by Cross-Smith Funeral Home.

Condolences may be given online at

Arrangements by Cross-Smith Funeral Home