Category Archives: Obituary

Randy Bell

Randy Bell, age 48 of LaFollette, passed away on Wednesday, March 31, 2021. He was born to the late Harold Bell and Edith Earlene (Archer) Bell on July 5, 1972. He enjoyed doing mechanical work, music, staying busy, and his dog Boogie. He was employed by Shot Crete Contractors.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brother Danny Bell; sisters Joyce Powers, Sherry Jones, and Terry Renee Chrisman.

He is survived by his daughter Anesha Bell of Jacksboro; brothers Timmy Bell of Caryville, and Zach Reynolds of Jacksboro; special friends Sonya Bell and Robin Rowe of LaFollette; brother David Lavonne Bell of LaFollette; grandson Layne Bryant Taylor; and a host of several nieces, nephews, and friends.

The family will receive friends from 11:00 AM -12:00 PM on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 in the Chapel of Martin Wilson Funeral Home with graveside to follow the visitation at 12:30 PM at Peabody Cemetery.

Randy’s guest book may be viewed at

The family has entrusted the care of Randy Bell to Martin Wilson Funeral Home “Where families matter most.”

Greg Mattie

Greg Mattie, age 62, LaFollette passed away on Thursday April 1st 2021. He was a member of The First Presbyterian Church LaFollette. Preceded in death by parents: Gene and Bobbie Starrett Mattie and brother: Gary Wendell Mattie, father and mother -in-law: James and Karen Bain, sister-in-law: Melinda Jordan, brother-in-law: Derek Bain


Wife: Devona Bain Mattie

Brothers: Stan (Jane) Mattie, Wes (Pattie) Mattie, Brad (Dana) Mattie

Sister: Stacey (Randy) Brown

Brother-in-law: Keaton Jordan

Sisters-in-law: Stacey (Ed) Bell, Evelyn Winstead

Nieces and nephews: Adam Mattie, Colby Mattie, Emily Gregory, Rachel Mattie, Beth Sexton, Katie Siler, LeAnne Mattie, Aaron Brown, Olivia Brown, Regan Bell, Mitch Bain, Libby Denney, Melia Jordan, Brandi Jordan, John Jordan,
Several Great nieces and nephews

Graveside service and interment 2 PM Saturday Woodlawn Cemetery, Rev. David Maude officiating.

Condolences may be given online at

Arrangements by Cross-Smith Funeral Home

Alice J. Ivey

Alice J. Ivey, age 72, of Jacksboro passed away on Thursday April 1st, 2021 while being surrounded with love by her family.

She was a member of LaFollette Church of God. She is preceded in death by her ex-spouse and friend Arthur Ivey, parents Buddy and Kathryn Polson Paul and grandparents Bud and Martha Paul and Columbus and Alice Polson.


Son: Travis Pyle (Chip Barry)

Daughter: Tara-Beth Pyle (Joella Matheny)

Grandson: Garrett Matheny- Pyle, whom she loved more than a cat loves cream

Sister: Carolyn and husband Jim Massengill

Niece: Rhonda Massengill

Nephews: Vince Pridemore, Jason Pyle, Adam Massengill, Jared Pyle

Great-nephew: Eli Massengill

Step-children: Jennifer, Paul, Kerry and Jeff Ivey

Special cousins: Deloris McCulloch, Louise Benge, Lois Hunt, Vickie Cable

Ex-spouse and friends: Bill Pyle (Jeannie Pyle)

A host of extended family and friends and a church family that she absolutely adored.

Family will receive friends 4-6 PM Thursday April 8 at the LaFollette Church of God with the funeral service to follow at 6 PM at the church. Interment 2 PM Friday April 9 Woodlawn Cemetery with Pastor Michael Dent officiating.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that you make a donation to the Campbell County Cancer Association or the American Cancer Society in Alice’s name

Online condolences may be given at

Arrangements by Cross-Smith Funeral Home

Tonya E. Evans

Tonya E. Evans age 60 of LaFollette passed away Thursday, March 18,2021. She was a longtime resident of LaFollette Health and RehabilitationCenter, had a great love for her family, and riding motorcycles. Preceded in death by Parents, Allen and AlmaDake Gardinier, and Brother, Glenn Gardinier.

Survivors: Son,Mark Evans; Daughter, Leah Ditmer and husband, Andrew; Grandchildren, Lydia,Adam, and Alice Ditmer; Brothers, Phillip Roy and wife, Debbie, and William Royand wife, Sonya. Several Nieces,Nephews, other relatives and friends.

Funeral Services Saturday, March 20, 2021, 2:00 Walters Funeral Home Chapel with Chaplain Mike Michaels officiating. Interment to follow at Powell Valley Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 12:00 to2:00 P.M. Saturday before funeral services.

Online condolences for Tonya may be made at

Walters Funeral Home of LaFollette ishonored to be serving the family of Tonya E. Evans.

James Howard Brown

James Howard Brown, age 72 of Speedwell, departed this life on Thursday, March 18, 2021. He was born on September 22, 1948 to the late Chester Brown and Viola “Thomas” Brown. He was a loving husband of 32 years, father, and grandfather. James enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandson. He also enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening, mowing the yard, and anything to do with being outdoors.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brothers Walt and Charles Brown; sisters Annie Lou Brown, Bernice Moore, Mildred Brown, and Ruthie Paul.

He is survived by his loving wife Gladys Brown of Speedwell; daughters Belinda McCullah and husband Terry of LaFollette and Jamie Cox and fiancé Tim Jones of LaFollette; brother Chester Brown of LaFollette; sister Jerrie Johnson; 3 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.

At Mr. Browns request no services are planned at this time.

The family has entrusted the care of James Brown to Martin Wilson Funeral Home “Where Families Matter Most.”

James’s guest book may be viewed at