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Jimmy Derek Bain

Jimmy Derek Bain. 47, of Athens, Georgia, died Tuesday, August 8 at his home. He was a member of First United Methodist Church. He was a pharmacist with Gwinnett Medical Hospital.

He is survived by; wife, Evelyn Wike Bain; daughter, Mary Elizabeth Bain of Athens; son, John Mitchell Bain of Columbus; parents, James H. and Kaye Bain of LaFollette; sisters, Devona Mattie, Melinda Jordan, and Stacy Bell, all of LaFollette; three nieces; and one nephew.

Funeral services were held Thursday, August 10 at First United Methodist Church with Dr. Bill Britt and Rev. Beth Cook officiating. Bernstein Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Obituary courtesy of Cross Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church Building Fund, 327 N. Lumpkin Street, Athens, Ga. 30601, or to the American Cancer Society, 1060 Gaines School Road, Athens, Ga. 30605. 
 

Harold R Barton

Harold R. "Doc" Barton, 87, of Jellico, died Friday, August 11 at his home. He was a member of King Gap Baptist Church, which his father helped build at Cane Creek, Kentucky. He was a retired UMWA coal miner who worked 39 years in the deep mines . Mr. Barton wrote articles for the Knoxville News Sentinel for which he was called a backwoods Walt Whitman, and was featured on the "Heartland Series".

He was preceded in death by ;parents, George and Matilda Green Barton; brother, Edward Barton; and brothers, Jackie and George, Jr. Survivors include; sister, hazel Barton Hackler Jones of Jellico; brothers, Olan Barton of Williamsburg, Kentucky; Ted Barton, and Truitt Barton, both of Jellico; nineteen nieces and nephews; and a host of family and friends.

Funeral services were held Sunday, August 13 at Cox & Son Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Lester Cox officiating. Interment followed Monday, August 14 in Highland Cemetery,
 

Billy Joe Brown

Billy Joe Brown, 66, of Powell, died Thursday, August 10. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Powell. He was a graduate of Lincoln Memorial University and was retired after 41 years of service as branch manager of Commercial Credit. Mr. Brown was active in Masonic Lodge and Shriners.

He was preceded in death by; parents, Sherman and Florence Brown; brother, Clifford; and sister, Gladys Carroll. Survivors include; wife, Betty Sue Brown; daughter, Tracy Harrell; grandchildren, Devin and Elsie Harrell; brothers, Everett, Wheeler. Willard, and Sherman, Jr.; sisters, Reva Jean Jones, and Moverine Miller; several nieces and nephews; and a host of friends.

Funeral services were held Saturday, August 12 at Martin Wilson Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Phil Jones officiating. Interment followed Sunday, August 13 in Woodlawn Cemetery with Military honors by the Campbell County Honor Guard. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Powell First Baptist Church Building Fund or Shriner's Children's Hospital.
 

Azilea Heatherly Cordell 

Azilea Heatherly Cordell, 74, of Hermitage, Tennessee, died Monday, August 14. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Nashville, and Daughters of America.

She was preceded in death by; husband, Shirley F. Cordell; and parents, Charlie Heatherly and Mary Irwin. Survivors include; son, Michael Cordell of Smyrna, Tennessee; grandsons, Adam Michael Cordell and Cameron Ray Luther, both of Smyrna, Tennessee; sisters, Betty Lindsay, and Lois Carroll, both of LaFollette, and Leona Webb of Rockford, Tennessee; several nieces and nephews, relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, August 16 at Walters Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Taylor Smith and Rev. Allen Smith officiating. Interment will follow today (Thursday), August 17 at 10 a.m. in Woodlawn Cemetery.
 

Joe Ann Dagley

Joe Ann Overbey Dagley, 56, of Knoxville, died Sunday, August 13 at Fort Sanders Hospital in Knoxville. She was a member of West Lonsdale Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by; parents, Edgar Franklin and Josie Belle Morton Overbey. Survivors include; husband, Ferris "F. H." Dagley; daughter, Melissa Dagley of Johnson City; son, Michael H. Dagley of Knoxville; sisters, Charlotte Owens, and Connie Tackett, both of Caryville; brothers, Lewis Overbey of Knoxville, Frank Overbey of Port Charlotte, Florida; sixty-seven nieces and nephews; and a host of relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, August 15 at West Lonsdale Baptist Church with Rev. Bruce Robinson and Bro. Jerry Dagley officiating. Interment followed Wednesday, August 16 in Pond Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to West Lonsdale Baptist Church Building Fund. Martin Wilson Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
 

Mary Ford 

Mary Ford, 83, of LaFollette, died Sunday, August 13 at LaFollette Medical Center. she was a member of Long Hollow Baptist Church where she was a Sunday School teacher and singer.

She was preceded in death by; husband, Houston Ford; sons; Glen Ford, Eugene Ford, and two infant sons; parents, George and Martha Chapman Sharp; brothers, Hubert, James, Lyle, and Edsel Sharp; sisters, Ethel Sharp, Cleo Garrette, Jessie Riggs, Edna Braden, and Ruby Brown. Survivors include; sons, Jimmy Smith of LaFollette, and Michael Ford of Mountain City, Tennessee; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sister, Georgia Creasman of Knoxville; several nieces and nephews; and a host of relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, August 16 at Martin Wilson Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Randy Comer officiating. Interment will follow at 10 a.m. today (Thursday), August 17 in Sweat-Goins Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Martin Wilson Funeral Home.
 

Virgil M Gibson

Virgil M. "Gip" Gibson, 69, of Pioneer, died Friday, August 11 at Jellico Community Hospital. He was of the Church of God faith, and he was a C. B. enthusiast with the handle of "Gunstock. "

He was preceded in death by; parents, Fred and Julie Gibson. Survivors include; wife, Bobbie Gibson; daughter, Shirley Courtney of Muncie, Indiana; sons, Vaughn Gibon of Kettering, Ohio, Hubert Gibson, and Stephen Gibson, both of Pioneer, Danny Gibson of Jacksboro, and Dewayne Gibson of LaFollette; fourteen grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; sisters, Magdalene Shelton, Geraldine Shaw, and Lucille Ridenour, all of LaFollette, Imogene Hollifield of Jacksboro, and Irene Baird of Cleveland, Ohio; brother, Charles Gibson of Lexington, Kentucky; several nieces and nephews, relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held Saturday, August 12 at Walters Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Delmus Bruce officiating. Interment followed Sunday, August 13 in Gibson Cemetery. 
 

Mary Elizabeth Guy

Mary Elizabeth Guy, 72, of LaFollette, died Saturday, August 12 at her home. She attended Faithway Assembly of God.

She was preceded in death by; husband, Douglas Guy; son, Jeffery Dean Guy; parents, Robert Lee and Bertha Miller Hunley; grandson, Jason "Voo Doo" Wells; and brother, Lee Hunley. Survivors include; sons, Douglas Wayne Guy of Powell, and Robert Scott Guy of LaFollette; daughter, Ingrid E. Forrester of LaFollette; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and sisters, Robbie Sue Mattei of Dayton, Ohio, and Cecil Allen, and Naomi LeMarr, both of LaFollette.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, August 15 at Faithway Assembly of God with Rev. Carlo Bruce and Rev. Steve Bruce officiating. Interment followed in Lowe Cemetery, Caryville. Cross Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
 

Rev. Warner Hawkins

Rev. Warner Hawkins, 78, of Lake City, died Wednesday, August 9. He was pastor of Schultz Hollow Baptist Church for 20 years, and was former pastor of New Hope Baptist Church, Piney Grove Baptist Church of Heiskell, and New Canaan Baptist Church of Scott County. He was a veteran of WWII where he was a POW for 9 months, and received many Citations and Medals.

He was preceded in death by; parents, Levi and Elizabeth Hawkins; wife, Gladys Hawkins; brothers, Jay and Douglas Hawkins; sister, Bertha Murray; and step-son, Sammie Turnbill. Survivors include; wife, Mary Lou Hawkins; sons, Doug Hawkins of Chatsworth, Georgia, Tommy Hawkins of Briceville, Roger Hawkins of Lake City, and step-son, Steve Turnbill of Clinton; daughter, Barbara Massey of Lake City; step-daughter, Kay Ault of Lake City; brothers, Frank Hawkins of McMinnville, Roy Hawkins of Lake City, and Paul Hawkins of Rockwood; sister, Rose Byrge of Lake City; fifteen grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and many friends.

Funeral services were held Sunday, August 13 at Schultz Hollow Baptist Church with Rev. Bill Tackett, Rev. Ed Seiber, and Rev. Charlie Marlow officiating. Interment followed in Oak Grove Cemetery with Full Military Honors.
 

Larry Lee Hull, Sr

Larry Lee Hull, Sr., 57, of Caryville, died Friday, August 11. He was a member of Vasper Baptist Church.

He is survived by; wife, Carol Hull; sons, Larry Hull of Thomaston, Georgia, and Shane Hull of Greenville, South Carolina; mother, Bernice Hull of Bridgeport, Illinois; grandchildren, Emily, Will, Brandon, and Bradley.

Funeral services were held Monday, August 14 at Vasper Baptist Church with Rev. Kenny Gillum officiating. Interment followed in New Vasper Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, family requests that donations be given to Vasper Baptist Church. Walters Funeral Home of LaFollette in charge of arrangements.
 

Killmer Phillips

Killmer Phillips, 78, of Jacksboro, died Monday, August 14 at the LaFollette Nursing Home. He was a member of Cumberland View Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by; wife, Ora Cooper Phillips; daughter, Ruby Evon Phillips; parents, James and Martha McKamey Phillips; brothers, Willmer, Elmer, and Carlos Phillips, and an infant brother. Survivors include; daughters, Deann Young of Jacksboro, and Pamela Kay Phillips of Oneida; brothers, Virgil Phillips, and Ernest Phillips, both of Jacksboro, and Odia Phillips of LaFollette; sisters, Kilsie Henderson, Elsie Warman, Carrie Gross, and Geneva Shoun, all of Jacksboro, Frosty Henderson of LaFollette, and Oma Heatherly of Nashville; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and a host of relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held today (Thursday) , August 17 at 8 p.m. at Martin Wilson Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Bobby Ray Wilson, Rev. Ralph Combs, and Rev. Larry Russell officiating. Interment will follow at 10 a.m. Friday, August 18 in Cumberland View Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. today (Thursday) at Martin Wilson Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations for Mr. Phillips funeral may be made to Martin Wilson Funeral Home of LaFollette.
 

Rev Otto VanBever

Rev. Otto VanBever, 77, of Speedwell, died Sunday, August 13 at Baptist Hospital in Knoxville. He was ordained to preach in 1960, and he was a member of Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, and retired from Middlesboro Coca-Cola.

He was preceded in death by; wife, LaRue Smith VanBever; daughter, Georgia VanBever Smith; parents, James B. and Nevada Pittman VanBever; brother, Lee Oris VanBever; and sister, Gracie Hurst Seiber. Survivors include; wife, Mary Winston VanBever; sons, William Theodore VanBever, and Marion O. "M. O. " VanBever, both of Speedwell; daughters, Betty L. VanBever Stacy of Harrogate, and Kara Edwina Inman of Speedwell; step-son, John B. Lane of Middlesboro, Kentucky; step-daughter, Barbara Partin of Rose Hill, Virginia; sister, Edith VanBever Janeway of Middlesboro, Kentucky; ten grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; three step-great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, August 16 at Reece Valley Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Bill Poore and Rev. Mark Fultz officiating. Interment followed in VanBever Family Cemetery.
 

James Albert Anderson

James Albert "Smiley" Anderson, 78, of Mountain Ash, Kentucky, died Sunday, October 1 at Jellico Community Hospital. He was a veteran of the U. S. Navy, and a member of Emlyn Church of God.

He was preceded in death by; parents, James Alvis and Haley Cox Anderson. Survivors include; wife, Sudie Anderson; son, Gary L. Anderson of Crestview, Florida; daughters, Diane Winger of Jacksonville, North Carolina, and Donna Smith of Harrodsburg, Kentucky; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; brother, John Anderson of Woodburry, Tennessee; several nieces and nephews; and a host of relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, October 4 at Cox & Son Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Harold Long, Rev. Lonnie Bowman, and Rev. Russell Creekmore officiating. Interment followed in Pleasant View Cemetery, Moses Addition.
 

Leotha Fotta

Leotha Fotta, 79, of LaFollette, died Tuesday, October 3 at LaFollette Medical Center. She was of the Methodist faith.

She was preceded in death by; parents, Benjamin F. and Texie Miller Smith; step-mother, Edna Walters Smith; sister, Mary Smith Bullock; and brother, Dennis F. Smith. Survivors include; sister, Marcina Smith Myers of Ohio; brothers, Irving Smith of Michigan, Truman Smith of Ohio, and Cleadis G. Smith of LaFollette.

Funeral services will be held Friday, October 6 at 2 p.m. at Roach Funeral Home with Rev. Leonard Dabney officiating. Interment will follow in Smith Cemetery. the family will receive friends from 1 until 2 p.m. prior to the funeral services Friday.
 

Gladys Foust

Gladys Foust, 79, of Lake City, died Friday, September 29 at Methodist Medical Center in Oak Ridge. she was a member of the Westside Baptist church.

She was preceded in death by; husband, Earl Foust; parents, Square and Vera Leach Nance; step-father, Rev. Virgil Johnson; brother, Edward Nance; and sister, Ruth Irene Nance. Survivors include; sisters, Lona Roberts of Lake City, Juanita Dabney of Toledo, Ohio, and Louise Hawkins of Menton, Ohio; several nieces and nephews; and a host of relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held Sunday, October 1 in the Cox-Martin Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. George Miller officiating. Interment followed Monday, October 2 in Island Ford Cemetery, Lake City.
 

Archie Goins

Archie Goins, 72, of LaFollette, died Tuesday, September 26 at LaFollette Medical Center. He was a member and Deacon of Long Hollow Missionary Baptist church, and a member of LaFollette Masonic Lodge #623 F. & A. M. He was a retired postal employee after 35 years at LaFollette Post Office.

He was preceded in death by; parents, James Thed and Phoebie Lumpkins Goins; three brothers; and one sister. Survivors include; wife, Magdalene Robbins Goins; sons, Marvin Goins, and Lynn Goins, both of LaFollette; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; brothers, Jack Goins of Sidney, Ohio, Ray Goins of Columbus, Ohio; and sister, Claudia Walker of Sidney, Ohio.

Funeral services wee held Thursday, September 28 at Cross Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. O. D. Hill and Rev. Bo Perkins officiating. Interment followed Friday, September 29 in Campbell Memorial Gardens. Family requests in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to Long Hollow Missionary Baptist church, P O Box 85, LaFollette, TN 37766.
 

Margaret Elizabeth Gray

Margaret Elizabeth Sharp Gray, 92, of LaFollette, died Monday, October 2 at LaFollette Community Nursing Home. She was a member of LaFollette United Methodist Church, LaFollette Garden Club, Delta Kappa Gamma, United Methodist Women, Arkansas Teacher Association, and Tennessee Retired Teachers Association. She was a graduate of LaFollette High School, attended University of Tennessee, held a B. A. Degree from Centenary College of Louisiana, and was a retired school teacher.

She was preceded in death by; husband, William R. Gray; an infant son; parents, Charles O. and Della Myers Sharp; brothers, Henry, and Casper Sharp; and sisters, Emma Sharp, Louise Sharp, and Edna Rule-Cherry. Survivors include; sister, Helen Sharp Long of Riverdale, Georgia; brothers, Pat Kerr of LaFollette, and James L. Sharp of Denison, Texas; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held today (Thursday), October 5 at 2 p.m. at LaFollette United Methodist Church with Rev. Malcolm Wansley and Dr. Richard Long officiating. Interment followed in Woodlawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1 until 2 p.m. prior to funeral services. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to LaFollette United Methodist Church. Cross Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
 

Walter A Madon

Walter A. Madon, 87, of Speedwell, died Wednesday, September 27.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, September 29 at Reece Valley Chapel. Interment followed in Red Hill Cemetery, Speedwell. Reece Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
 

Maxine Miracle

Maxine Miracle, 57, of Speedwell, died last week.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, September 27 at Reece Valley Chapel with Rev. Jimmy Branscomb and Rev. John Robinson officiating. Music by the Glory Road Boys. Interment followed in the Ausmus Cemetery. Reece Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
 

James Victor Sellers

James Victor Sellers, 73, of Jellico, died Thursday, September 28 at Baptist Regional Medical Center in Corbin, Kentucky.

He is survived by; brother, Clifton R. Sellers of Dayton, Ohio; sisters, Dean Faust, Betty Kennedy, and Shirly Daugherty, all of Daython, Ohio, Clara Sellers of Jellico, and Doris Carr of Newcomb.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, October 3 at Harp Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jerome Walden officiating. Interment followed in Douglas Cemetery.

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