• Obits for the week of Sept. 8, 2011

     Sonya Faye Hicks Foust

    Sonya Faye Hicks Foust, 48, died Sept. 2.

    Sonya is preceded in death by her father Ronnie Hicks.

    She is survived by mother, Maggie Jean Hicks; husband, Sam Foust; son, Samuel Foust; daughter, Rebecca Rayfiled.

    Funeral services were held on Sept. 4 at Clinch River Baptist Church. Interment was held on Sept 5.

    Hatmaker Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

    LaFollette Press

    September 8, 2011



    Roger Wayne Goins

  • Obits for the week of Sept. 1, 2011

     Geraldine Boshears

    Geraldine Boshears, of the Mt. Paran community in Jacksboro, passed into the care of her Lord and Savior on Aug. 23 at her home.  She was a member of Mt. Paran Baptist Church.

    Preceded in death by her mother, Addie Leach Cross.

  • Obits for the week of Aug. 25, 2011

    Charles Blankenship

    Charles Blankenship, 63, died Aug. 15 at his home. He was born Aug 28, 1947 in Elk Valley.

    He was a veteran of the Vietnam War of the United States Army. He retired from Pontiac General Motors, was a Postal carrier for Lake City and a truck diver for Henry Excavation Company in Knoxville.

    Charles was a member of the local UAW 653, and a member of Save Our Cumberland Mountains since 1979.

  • Obits for the week of Aug. 18, 2011


    Christy Baird

    Christy Baird, 41 of Jacksboro, died in Nashville, Aug 2. She was born November 8, 1969 in Chattanooga. She was a member of Community Missionary Baptist Church. Christy enjoyed working in her flowers and spending time with her family. She also enjoyed traveling with her husband Randy. She was loved by many will be greatly missed.

    She was preceded in death by her parents, Teddy and Maxine Brown Tucker and her brother, Dewayne Tucker.

  • Obits for the week of Aug. 11, 2011


    Linda J. “Na-Na” Adkins

    Linda J. “Na-Na” Adkins died Aug. 2.

    Linda was preceded in death by her father Willie Adkins.

    She is survived by her mother Anna Mae Adkins, daughter Jamie Lynn Claiborne and husband Ray of Jacksboro.

    Funeral Services were held on Aug. 4 with Rev. Donald Shoun officiating. Martin Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

    LaFollette Press

    Aug. 11, 2011



    Harvey James Bridges Jr.

  • Emmitte Wilson

     Emmitte Wilson

    Emmitte Wilson, 75 of Jacksboro died July 26. He was born on November 15, 1935. Emmitte was a very loving husband, father, and grandfather who enjoyed spending time with his family and working as long as he was able.

    He was preceded in death by his father and mother Luther and Mayme Wilson.

  • Edna Ruth Wilson

     Edna Ruth Wilson

    Edna Ruth Wilson, 74 of Jacksboro, July 27. She was born on June 11, 1937.

    Edna enjoyed gardening, working in her flower garden, chasing her grandchildren, singing, and watching birds. She loved her family and her dogs very much.

    She was preceded in death by her father and mother Walter Gunter and Johnny Mae Harriman and husband Wilborne “Cotton” Wilson.

  • Jerry Lee Perkins, Sr.

     Jerry Lee Perkins, Sr.

    Jerry Lee Perkins, Sr., 62, of LaFollette, died  July 30. He was a member of Long Hollow Baptist Church and owner of Perkins Pawn Shop.

    Jerry was proceeded in death by his parents Andy and Hazel King Perkins, brothers Arvil and Virgil Perkins, sisters Janece Perkins and Norma Daugherty.

  • James "Jake" Garfield Miller

     James “Jake” Garfield Miller

    James “Jake” Garfield Miller, 88, died. He was born in LaFollette on February 23, 1923, was a member of Second Baptist Church in Rockwood for 40 years, loved the Lord, fishing, and watching sports. James was retired from Roane Furnace in Rockwood. He lived in Rockwood for 52 years.

    Preceded in death by father Silleous S. Miller, mother Stella Wilson Miller, brothers Edgar Mayford, Albert, Eugene, and J-Will Miller, sisters Gertrude Heatherly, Pauline Wilson, Peggy Hunley, and Nina Jo Harber

  • Forster Fane Maxwell

     Forster Fane Maxwell

    Forster Fane Maxwell, 71, of LaFollette, died July 31, 2011 at his home. He was of the Pentecostal faith. 

    Preceded in death by son, Johnny William Oakes; parents, William and Mossie Frankle Maxwell; brother, Rev. Bill Maxwell, R. L., Clarence and Carb Maxwell; sister, Cora Ivey, Mary Bouruff, Ruth Chadwell