Category Archives: Obituary

Jewel R. Willoughby

Jewel R. Willoughby, age 100, of LaFollette, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, March 17, 2021. She was an avid reader, enjoyed puzzle books and painting.

She is preceded in death by parents, Tom Frank Wilson and Ella Copeland Wilson; husbands, Pearley Wilson and Charles Willoughby; sons, Arnold Wilson and Donald Wilson; stepdaughter, Patsy Goins; brothers, Luther Wilson, Huey Wilson, Forester Wilson, Dana Wilson, and Carl Wilson; sisters, Verla Mowell and Selma Head.

She is survived by stepdaughter, Tammy Taylor: stepson, Mike Willoughby; grandson, Thomas Wilson; granddaughters, Trecia Kindred and Angie Owens; 7 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be held in the chapel of Martin Wilson Funeral Home Friday March 19, 2021 from 5 PM to 7 PM and funeral service will follow at 7 PM with Rev. Sampson Ridenour officiating. The family will meet Saturday, March 20, 2021 at 9:15 AM to go in funeral procession to Cumberland View Cemetery for an 10 AM interment.

The family has entrusted the care of Jewel R. Willoughby to Martin Wilson Funeral Home “Where Families Matter Most”

Jewel’s guest book may be viewed at

Dorothy Westmoreland Morgan

Dorothy Westmoreland Morgan, age 68, of La Follette, TN, died unexpectedly on Thursday, March 11, 2021. She was born on October 20, 1952 in Chattanooga, TN. Dorothy was a bright and shining light who brought joy to all those around her. She was a 1970 graduate of Kirkman High School in Chattanooga and a 2012 graduate of Roane State Community College where she studied Early Childhood Education. Dorothy loved working with the children in the Campbell County school system. She loved spending time with family and friends, going to the beach, doing Zumba and travelling. Dorothy touched the lives of all those she met and will be missed by all who had the privilege of knowing her. Dorothy was preceded in death by her father, Charles R. Westmoreland; mother, Anna June Westmoreland Chism and brother, Bill Westmoreland.

She is survived by her husband, Chuck Morgan; her daughters, Sonica (Nathan) Gibbs, Misty (Nate) Withrow, Cheri (Bill) Greenway; grandchildren, Zoe, Leah, Jacob, Caleb, Easton, Christopher Charles, Caroline Elizabeth, Sara Catherine; sisters, Vivian (Charles) Gray, Tresha (Robert) Payne, Donna Sue (Donald) McFarland; brother, Terry ( Gayle) Westmoreland and many nieces and nephews. She will be missed by all who knew her!

Due to Covid restrictions, the family will have a private memorial at a later date but condolences are welcome at Weaver Funeral Home 5815 Western Ave. Knoxville, TN 37921

Hazel Miller Monday

Mrs. Hazel Miller Monday, age 89, of LaFollette went to be with the Lord on Monday, March15, 2021. She was born on October 8,1931, and was a longtime, faithful member of Ford Town Baptist Church. She dearly loved her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She especially loved family get-togethers. Hazel married Curtis Monday on February 5, 1948 and together, they founded Monday Motors in 1974 and were very active in the day-to-day operation for many years. She was preceded in death Husband, Curtis Monday, Parents, Emitt and Venie Harbor Miller, Sisters, Vivian Miller, Nell Monday, Lillian Monday, and Aileen Lloyd, Brothers, Arlie Miller, Emitt Miller, Jr. and Emory Miller, and Son-in-Law, Fred Cain, Jr.

Survivors: Daughters, Sandy Cain and Jan Monday Bales and husband, David; Grandchildren, Michael Cain and wife, Jessica, Matt Cain and wife, Lindsey, David Bales, Jr., and Stephanie Baker and husband, Kent; Great-Grandchildren, Lexie and Emelie Baker, David Bales III, and Aidan and Liam Bales. Special Lifelong Friends, Wilma Hill, and Barbara Baird. A special thank you to Robin Baird, her wonderful caregiver at LaFollette Court Assisted Living for all the love you have shown. Several Nieces, Nephews, other relatives and friends.

Funeral Services Friday, March 19, 2021, 2:00 P.M. at Walters Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Tim Dupuy officiating. Interment to follow at Fincastle Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1:00 to 2:00P.M. Friday before funeral services.

Online condolences for Mrs. Monday may be made

Walters Funeral Home of LaFollette ishonored to be serving the family of Mrs. Hazel Miller Monday.

Nathaniel Dennis Cross

Nathaniel Dennis Cross, age 65, of Caryville passed away on Monday, March 15, 2021. He was of the Baptist Faith and a well known lead guitarist. Preceded in death by brother: Ernest Harrell.

Mother: Angelyn Harrell
Children: Chris Cross, Sabath Cross, Nathaniel (Nat) Cross
Sisters: Theresa Harrell and Tony Carden, Lisa Gail Harrell
Brothers: Paul and Patty Harrell, Mark Harrell
A host of other family and friends

A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.

Online condolences may be given at
Arrangements by Cross-Smith Funeral Home

Michael Y. Walters

Michael Y. Walters, of Manchester, Kentucky passed away on Tuesday, February 16, 2021, after reaching the age of 77 years. After months of failing health, he died peacefully at UK Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky. Michael was born December 17, 1943 in Clay County, Kentucky. He obtained his Bachelors degree from the University of the Cumberlands, and Masters of Arts from the University of Kentucky. Mr. Walters spent many years teaching and directing as the Director of Speech and Theatre at the University of the Cumberlands (then Cumberland College). Michael also taught at the Manchester campus of Eastern Kentucky University. In addition to teaching and directing in academic settings, he also directed many professional outdoor dramas, including many years directing “The Legend of Daniel Boone” in Harrodsburg, Kentucky, “Beyond the Sundown” on the Alabama-Coushatta Reservation in Texas, “Tecumseh!” in Chillicothe, Ohio, and the “Mark Twain Story” in New York. Michael was also the playwright for “Lincoln,” which was produced in Harrodsburg, Kentucky. He was also the Administrative and Artistic Director for the Nashville Academy Theatre; Executive Vice President of the University of Nebraska – Kearney; Vice President for Advancement of Baker University in Kansas City; Lecturer at the George Washington University Graduate School in Washington, D.C.; Vice President for Advancement at United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio; and Executive Director of Community Counseling Service in New York City. Michael also had many honors and memberships, including President of the Kentucky Theatre Association, commissioned member of the Kentucky Governor’s Economic Development Council and Kentucky Institute forAging, and member of Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, Honorary Pi Kappa Alpha, and Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels. Michael is preceded in death by his parents, Francis and Amnie (Young) Walters; grandparents F.R. and Letitia (Newport)Walters, and Lonzo and Amanda (Pigman) Young; and infant brother.

He is survived by his children Andrea Walters (and Allen Freeman) of Williamsburg, KY; Caroline Sikes of Kearney, NE; Colin Walters of Lincoln, NE; Drury Walters of Highland Heights, KY; grandchildren Tyler Banks, Alexandra Freeman, and Brynlee Sikes; sister Miriam (and Michael) Oglesby of Louisville, KY; and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews and other beloved friends and relatives.
Michael touched the lives of so many friends and students, many of whom have stayed in touch with him throughout the years, as well as family. He will be remembered for his intelligence, humor, kind heart, and larger-than-life presence. He was loved dearly and will be greatly missed.

Family and Friends will meet Friday, March 19, 2021, 10:30 A.M. at Walters Funeral Home and proceed to Woodlawn Cemetery for an 11:00 A. M. Graveside Service. Online condolences for Mr. Walters may be made at Walters Funeral Home of LaFollette is honored to be serving the family of Mr. Michael Y. Walters.