Category Archives: Obituary

Virginia Jo Wood

Virginia Jo Wood, age 92, of Jacksboro passed away Tuesday, August 13, 2019. Member of Jacksboro United Methodist Church. Jo was a certified teacher, but willingly gave her life to being a dedicated mom and doctors wife. After she and Burgin lovingly adopted three children, she still managed to find time to be a pilot and became a member of The Ninety-Nines; a club for woman pilots. She and Burgin shared in this love for flying, their children and their farm life.
Preceded in death by husband, Burgin H. Wood, M.D.; parents, Patton Henry & Flossie Reece Crutchfield; brother, James D. Crutchfield, M.D., Gene Crutchfield, Richard Crutchfield; sister, Phyllis Edmondson


Daughter & son-in-law: Stacey Wood-Heatherly & Michael Heatherly

Sons: Scott S. Wood
Stephen E. Wood & wife Ann Wood

Grandchildren: Brandon S. Wood, Stefanie Wood Sabia & husband Chris
Sarah B. Massengill & husband Robert
John S. Heatherly & wife Cheryl
Meagan Heatherly and Joshua Heatherly

Great-grandchildren: Taylor Massengill, Macy Massengill, Mac Henry Massengill,
Jonathon Carroll, Kinsley Carroll, Nolen Sabia, Adelyn Sabia,
Natalia Wood, Arabella Heatherly

Brothers: Burgin Crutchfield & wife Jeanne
Gary Crutchfield & wfie Cindy

Sisters: Jane Bartley Westbrook & husband Michael
Wilma Jonston
Sister-in-law: Jessie Crutchfield
Numerous nieces and nephews

Family will receive friends 5 PM to 7 PM Friday at Jacksboro United Methodist Church with Memorial Service to follow at 7 PM

Rev. Perry Duncan officiating

In lieu of flowers, memorial may be given to LaFollette Medical Foundation, PO Box 128, Jacksboro, TN 37757 or Jacksboro United Methodist Church, PO Box 83, Jacksboro, TN 37757

A private Interment will be held in Jacksboro Cemetery
Condolences may be given online at
Arrangements by Cross-Smith Funeral Home

Aileen (Goins) Lynch

Aileen (Goins) Lynch, age 91, passed away at home on Monday, August 12, 2019. She was the oldest living member of Bethlehem Baptist Church. Preceded in death by her husband, Ulis Everette Lynch; father and mother, Whit & Mary Ann (Miller) Goins; brother, Jess Goins; sisters, Georgia Goins, Ruby G. Miller, Lois Faye Hewitt Sharp


Daughters: Gloria & husband Carl Edwards, LaFollette
Gail & husband Danny Russell, LaFollette

Grandchildren: Amy (Edward) Bowlin & husband Mark, Jellico
Matthew Russell & wife Tish, Clinton
Abby (Russell) Baird & husband John, LaFollette

Great-grandchildren: Lindsey, Morgan, Julie, Carlie, Addison, and Ariel

Great-great-grandson: Colson

Special Brother-in-law: Robert Sharp
Special Sister-in-law: Wanda McNeeley
Wonderful Caretakers: Jane, Bea, Carolyn, Charlene

Family will receive friends 5 PM to 7 PM Thursday at Cross-Smith Funeral Home
with funeral to follow at 7 PM in the Chapel

Rev. Kevin Reynolds officiating

Family and friends will meet 10 AM Friday at Cross-Smith Funeral Home and proceed to Powell Valley Cemetery for 11 AM Interment

Condolences may be given online at

Arrangements by Cross-Smith Funeral Home

Albert Chadwell

Albert Chadwell, age 71, passed away Monday, August 12, 2019. He was a member of East LaFollette Baptist Church. Albert enjoyed watching movies, especially westerns, and watching birds. He also loved his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by daughter Lisa Michelle Holloway, parents Thomas Chadwell and Johnnie (Spitzer) Petitt and stepfather Carl Petitt, brothers Freeman, Leonard, Glenn, and Thomas Chadwell, and son-in-law Glenn Luna.

He is survived by son Brian Chadwell & wife Tonya, daughters Sondra Luna, Jennifer Banks & husband Frankie, all of Jacksboro. Brothers Paul Chadwell & wife Pauletta of Knoxville, Ralph Chadwell & wife Joy of North Carolina, Gary Chadwell & wife Lavada of LaFollette; sister Freda Hendon & husband Bill of Alabama, stepbrother Russell Petitt & wife Chris of LaFollette, 8 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, and relatives.

Visitation will be Wednesday, August 14, 2019 from 6-8 PM and funeral service will follow at 8 PM in the chapel of Martin Wilson Funeral Home with Rev. Zach Lloyd officiating. Friends and family will meet 10:15 AM Thursday, August 15, 2019 at Martin Wilson Funeral Home to go in procession to Powell Valley Cemetery for 11 AM interment.

Albert’s guestbook may be viewed at

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

Evelyn “Teanie” Byrge Chapman

Evelyn “Teanie” Byrge Chapman, age 91, passed away August 12, 2019 at Cumberland Village Care and Rehab. Teanie was a devout Christian lady and lived an entire lifetime devoted to her Lord and personal Savior, Jesus Christ. She was a member of Jacksboro Community Church. She could always be heard singing or humming Christian Hymns. She loved to sing Gospels while working in her food garden, especially while taking care of her flowers inside and outside of her home. There was no one that ever came to her house and left without eating something. She loved life and was always happy. She especially lived to love her family. There was nothing more important to her than family.

Teanie met the love of her life, at age 22, in 1950 while working as a waitress at a Kasefang Cafe on Main Street in Jacksboro, Tennessee. Joe D. “Buck” Chapman stole her heart and headed off to The Korean War. They continued their relationship apart through love letters sent from half the world away to each other., usually beginning as, “Dear Darling.” Buck had left a military hospital in Pennsylvania, where he had been receiving care from war related injuries, and they were married at her parent’s residence in Jacksboro, Tennessee on May 23, 1953. Teanie discovered he had not received permission from the United States Army for leave, so she sent him back two days after their marriage. After his formal discharge from the Army, their marriage lasted for 47 years until Buck’s passing in 2000. Teanie said there was not any man to replace her loving husband. Teanie said she had achieved her dreams of having two children and a wonderful marriage. She always said she would not have changed a thing about her life.

She was born Evelyn Byrge, a coal miner’s daughter, of Henry Byrge (1887- 1984) and Mary Louisa “Mollie” Wilson (1888-1985), in their Pee Wee Coal Mining Camp shanty house in Campbell County, Tennessee. She was the last surviving of 12 children. She was born 11th. Teanie was born the year before The Great Depression of 1929 began and grew up as a child throughout its devastating course. She sometimes would tell of the only “store bought” doll she ever had as a child. It was given her by her brother Harvey Byrge, who bought for her because she longed for one so bad. This made her appreciate everything in life and took nothing for granted. She was thankful and appreciative for the life she was given by her God. She was always giving to others and putting herself last.

Teanie was the granddaughter of John R. Byrge, Sr. (1863-1952) and Catherine “Taz” Phillips (1862-1921). Also, the granddaughter of Abraham Wilson (1810-1892) and Mary Louisa Curnutt (1855-1928). Her brothers and their wives were John Boyd Daughtery and Nancy, Arvil Byrge and Arietta, Harvey Byrge and Martha, Luther Byrge, Mart Byrge and Ellen, and Walter Byrge and Bertha. Teanie’s sisters and brother’s in law were Ellen Gunter and Nickademous, Myrtle Wilson and Fisher, Emily Bowling and Dillard, Effie Ward and Wayne, and Ethel Lay and Luther.

She is survived by her son, Darryl Chapman and wife Lisa of La Follette. Also, survived by her daughter Sharon Chapman of La Follette. She is survived by granddaughters Kandace Chapman Mills Marcum and husband John, Krestney Cordell Bates and husband, Phillip, Jessyca Chapman, and Amber Russell all of La Follette, Tn and Molly Cordell McCleary and husband, Jake of Jellico, TN. She had one grandson, Zachary R. Chapman of Cookeville, Tennessee. Teanie had 13 great grandchildren.

The family would like to thank the City of Lafollette, Mayor Mike Stanfield, Chief of Police William Roehl and Jimmy Jefferies for the support before Teanie’s illness and after her death. The family also wishes to thank Cumberland Village Care and Rehab center for all the love and care to Teanie.

Visitation will be on Thursday, August 15, 2019 at 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Martin Wilson Funeral Home with her funeral service to follow at 8:00 PM with Rev. Don Allen and Rev. Randall Heatherly officiating. Family and friends will meet at 10:15 AM Friday, August 16th to go in funeral procession to Jacksboro Cemetery for 11:00 AM interment with Don Whited officiating.

The family has entrusted the care of Evelyn “Teanie” Chapman to Martin Wilson Funeral Home “Where families matter most”

Teanie’s guestbook may be viewed at

Michael David Evans

Michael David Evans, age 62 of Jacksboro went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, July 31, 2019. He was a member of Shield of Faith Community Church. He enjoys fishing and talking on the CB.

He is preceded in death by parents Harvey and Lettie (Marlow) Evans, brothers Bill Evans, Willis Evans, Bobby Evans, and Millard Evans.

He is survived by brothers HL Evans and Carl Evans, sisters Lois Holder, Loretta Ridenour, Lunda Nelson, Harriet Ann Adkins and Helen Brock.

Visitation will be 6-8 PM Friday, August 2, 2019 in the chapel of Martin Wilson Funeral Home followed by funeral service at 8 PM with Rev. Thomas Adkins officiating. Brandon Moser, Dewayne Moser, Ricky Berry, and Nick Brock will be singing. Friends and family will meet 9:15 AM Saturday, August 3, 2019 at Martin Wilson Funeral Home to go in procession to Powell Valley Cemetery for 10 AM interment.

The family has entrusted the care of Michael David Evans to Martin Wilson Funeral Home “Where families matter most”

Michael’s guestbook may be viewed at