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From: "M. Fannin" <>
Subject: [TNANDERS] La Follette Press Obits
Date: Thu, 24 May 2007 06:17:45 -0400


Lula Mae Baird
James David Connell, Jr.
Marvin Freels
Ray Junior Higginbotham
Edward G. Housley
Lorene H. Jackson
Dorothy Davis Metzler
Claude V. Miller
Edna Maria Nash
Teresa "Tena" Jean Foust Barnes Salisbury
Wiley Seiber
Mary Helen Tompkins


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Lula Mae Baird, age 84, of Oak Ridge, passed away May 9 at the Summit View Health Care in Lake City. She was born May 24, 1922 in White County, TN. to the late Arthur and Nola Mae Keith Gilliam. She was a member of the Lake City Church of Christ. She retired from Oak Ridge Hospital where she was an L.P.N. She enjoyed reading and spending time with her family. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, William Baird, son, Donald Baird, sister, Doris Parrott, and brother, Arthur Gilliam Jr.
She is survived by her daughter and son in law, Carol and Donald Knight of Clinton; sister and brother in law, Lillian and Jimmy Redden of Oliver Springs; daughter in law, Donna Baird of New Jersey; several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews, many friends and relatives
Funeral services were held May 12 at the Oak Ridge Memorial Park with the Rev. Darrel Glenn officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the St. Jude's Hospital in Memphis. Hatmaker Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
LaFollette Press
May 17, 2007

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United States Army Sgt. 1st Class James David Connell, Jr. (Tiger), age 40, of Evans Mills, New York, died serving his country in Iraq on May 11, 2007. David was dedicated to God, his family, country and community. He was a decorated soldier and a hero. He was a charter member of the Lake City Optimist Club. He was the defense coach of the semi-pro football team Watertown Red and Black Football. He coached countless numbers of baseball, soccer and football teams in each community he lived in.
He is preceded in death by his grandparents: Mr. and Mrs. R.G. Connell of Tifton, GA and Mr. and Mrs. Earl Willard Hill of Clinton, TN.
He is survived by his children: step-daughter Ashley Lynn Meyer of Evans Mill, NY, son Nicholas Ryan Connell, daughter Courtney Lynn Connell, son Bryan Tyler Connell, parents James David and Brenda Sue Connell, siblings Jeffery Lynn Connell and wife Pam, Robert Lee Connell and wife Stephanie, Mark Stephen Connell and wife Tonya, sister Angela Connell Reynolds and husband Mark Reynolds, nephews Joshua Ridenour and wife Tami, Aaron Connell, Seth Reynolds, Matthew Connell, Zack Connell and great nephew Bradley Ridenour.
The family will receive friends and family at Clear Branch Baptist Church in Lake City, Friday, May 18, 2007, from 4 PM to 7 PM with services being performed by Rev. Tom Byrge at 7 PM. Visitation will continue until 9 PM. Interment will be held in Arlington National Cemetery with full Military Honors on May 25, 2007.
Hatmaker Funeral Home in Lake City, TN is in charge of arrangements.
LaFollette Press
May 17, 2007

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Marvin Freels, age 49 of Speedwell passed away May 6 in Lima, OH. He was of the Baptist faith.
He is survived by his wife, Linda Freels; sons, Michael Freels of the Nashville area; Josh Freels, Dustin Freels and Scott Freels, all of Speedwell; sisters, Wilma Money of GA, Trish Barnes of OH; brothers, Alvin, Roy and Jerry Freels, all of OH; special father and mother in law, Jerry and Peggy of Speedwell; special friends, Charlie and Ruth Robertson of Speedwell and Reed and Reda Harmon of Middlesboro, KY.
Funeral services were held May 10 at the Reece Valley Chapel with the Rev. Johnathan Hendrickson officiating. Interment was in the Freels Family Cemetery. Reece Funeral Home and Valley Chapel was in charge of the arrangements.
LaFollette Press
May 17, 2007

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Ray Junior Higginbotham, age 75 of Frakes, KY passed away May 10 at the Middlesboro ARH Hospital. He was born March 29, 1932 in Pearl, KY to the late Charles Higginbotham and Verdie Frasure Higginbotham. He was a retired coal miner and a member of Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Jessie Higginbotham; granddaughter, Kayla Nicole Hamblin; brothers, Claude Higginbotham; sister and brother in law, Trula and Lee Minshew.
He is survived by his, daughter and son in law, Kathy and Dewayne Hamblin of Clairfield; grandson, Daniel Hamblin of Clairfield; granddaughter, Tracy (Aaron) Russell of Arthur; special brother, Charles (Vickie) Higginbotham of Clairfield; special sister, Elsie Jackson of Corbin, KY; niece, Robin Higginbotham of Tazewell; nephews, Chris Higginbotham of Middlesboro, KY, Tony Higginbotham of LaFollette and Jeffrey Minshew of Macon, GA; special sister in law, Geneva Higginbotham of Middlesboro, KY; a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held May 13 at the Creech Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Ulys Powers and Rev. Bernley Lambdin officiating. Interment was in the George Partin Cemetery. Creech Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
LaFollette Press
May 17, 2007

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Edward G. Housley, age 54, of LaFollette, departed this life for a more permanent one on May 11.He was a decorated retired U.S. Army Veteran serving his country for 30 years. He was preceded in death by people from all points of the compass.
Survivors are far and near.
At his request no services are planned. Cross Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
LaFollette Press
May 17, 2007

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Lorene H. Jackson, age 82 of LaFollette passed away May 9 at St. Mary's Medical Center of Campbell County. She was a Christian and
was of the Baptist Faith.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl D.
Jackson, Sr.; grandson, Larry Harrison, parents, Fowler L. and Eliza Jane Norman Hatfield, and several brothers and sisters.
She is survived by her daughters, Mary Ann Harrison and husband, Charles of Speedwell,
Janie Pierce and Frank Bailey of LaFollette, Jean Bess and husband, George of
Kokomo, IN; sons, Earl Dallas Jackson, Jr. and wife, Judy and John Jackson all
of LaFollette; former son-in-law, Charles Pierce of LaFollette; 13
grandchildren, and 26 great grandchildren; sisters, June Robbins and husband,
Everett of LaFollette; brother, Fowler Leon Hatfield, Jr. and wife, Carolyn and
Joe Hatfield all of Cherry Bottom, and John Hatfield and wife, Ina of Ohio; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held May 12 in the Walters Chapel with the Rev. Charles Jack Goins officiating. Interment was in the Jones Cemetery. Walters Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
LaFollette Press
May 17, 2007

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Dorothy Davis Metzler, age 85 passed away May 11 at the Jellico Community Hospital.
She is survived by her sons, Billy Ray Metzler of LaFollette, Tommy Roger Metzler of Jellico and Bobby Lee Metzler of Roses Creek; daughters, Nova Maxine Metcalf of White Oak, Lois Baker of LaFollette, Lorene Carroll of Tussycut, Vivian Marlow of Tussycut, Donna Frazier of Chaska; fifteen grandchildren and fourteen great grandchildren; special friends, Alex and Francis Leach; a host of family and friends to mourn her passing.
Funeral services were held May 13 in the Harp Funeral Home Chapel with the Mr. AB Forman and Ray Maiden officiating. Interment was in the Metzler Family Cemetery. Harp Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
LaFollette Press
May 17, 2007

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Claude V. Miller, age 89 of Hammond, IN entered his heavenly home on May 11 after a lifetime of service to his Savior. He was born in Alder Springs on Nov. 7, 1917 to Pryor Lee and Elizabeth (Wilson) Miller. A proud veteran of the U.S. Army, he served in the European theater during World War II, where he earned five bronze stars for participation in battles, including the Normandy invasion and the Battle of the Bulge. After 32 years, he retired from the No. 2 Tin Mill at LTV Steel. He was an active and beloved member of the Suburbanite Class and Suburban Bible Church, Highland, IN, after being active at Christian Fellowship Church and serving on the board at Bethel Bible Church, both in Hammond. He enjoyed fishing and gardening and being surrounded by family and friends. He leaves a legacy of faith and integrity and will be missed by all who knew this gentle man.
He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings, Sherman (Betty), James, Erastus, Janie (Bunis) Baker, Conda (Lillie), Jessie (Finley) Ayers and Henderson.
He is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Thelma Bea Lovely Miller; children, Ves (Marilyn) of Highland, IN and Lydia (Art) Mattox of Twin Lakes, WI; grandchildren, Joanna (Luke), Todd (Crystal), Aaron and Phillip Miller, Stephen, Michael and Zachary Mattox; sister, Irene Pultz; sisters in law, Ruby and Evelyn Miller, both of LaFollette, numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held May 16 at the Kuiper Funeral Home. Interment was in the Chapel Lawn Cemetery, Schereville, IN. Kuiper Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
LaFollette Press
May 17, 2007

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Edna Maria Nash, age 45, passed away May 4. She was of the Church of God faith.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Edgar and Ruby Ballew and Ed and Roxie Leach.
She is survived by her loving husband of 25 years, James Mitchell Nash of Speedwell; son, Nicholas Mitchell Nash and wife, Tonya Nash of Harrogate; daughter, Brooklyn Jade Nash of Speedwell; granddaughter, Gracie MiRae Nash of Harrogate; parents, Sillus Lee and Emma Christine Leach of Speedwell; sisters, Sherry Smith and husband Ronnie of Tazewell, Patricia Smith of Nashville and Jan Fitzwater of Hamilton, OH; Sillus Lee Leach of Tazewell; 11 nieces and nephews and four great nieces and nephews; and many other family and friends.
Funeral services were held May 7 at the Reece Funeral Home with the Rev. Rick Braden officiating. Interment was in the Hill Cemetery. Reece Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
LaFollette Press
May 17, 2007

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Teresa "Tena" Jean Foust Barnes Salisbury, age 54 of Lake City, passed away May 11. She retired from Clinton City Schools. She loved gardening and spending time with her family and friends, especially her grandchildren. She loved to argue with her children. She was born June 23, 1952 to the late Walter and Betty Parks Foust. She is also preceded in death by brother; Reginal Foust.
She is survived by her husband, Mike Salisbury of Lake City; sons, John Matthew Barnes of Powell and James Brian Barnes of Clinton; daughter, Ashley Elenora Barnes of Claxton; father of her children, John Barnes of Clinton; grandchildren, Jasmyne Prentiss Hawkins, Taylor Alexandria Hawkins, Katherine Brianna Barnes, Gideon Alexander Tre' Barnes and Jaylen Bryce Disney; a hoost of other relatives and friends.
Hatmaker Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
LaFollette Press
May 17, 2007

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Wiley Seiber, age 77, of Caryville, passed away May 12 at St. Mary's Health and Rehab Center. He was a member and deacon of Beech Fork Baptist Church, Caryville Masonic Lodge and Caryville OES. He was a retired Coal Miner after 46 years of service.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Jack and Martha Byrge Seiber; sister, Nadine Tackett and brother, Luther Seiber.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Evelyn Wilson Seiber; daughters and sons in law, Phillis and Reddin Byrge of Caryville and Priscilla and Lloyd Smith of LaFollette; sons and daughters in law, Glen and Carolyn Seiber of Jacksboro and Marvin and Juanita Seiber of Caryville; grandchildren: Stacia Wright, Shawn Byrge, Jason Seiber, Christy Barton, Timothy and Megan Seiber; great-grandson,Travis Wright; brothers, Litton Seiber of Caryville and L.J. Seiber of LaFollette; sisters, Arie Hatmaker of LaFollette, Betsy Phillips of Jacksboro, Mary Ellen Ivey and Myrtle McGhee, both of LaFollette; special sister in law, Wilma Wilson Byrge of Jacksboro; several nieces and nephews and many many friends.
Funeral services were held May 14 at the Beech Fork Baptist Church with the Rev. Lee Phillips officiating. Interment was in the Beech Fork Cemetery. Cross Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
LaFollette Press
May 17, 2007

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Mary Helen Tompkins, age 91 of Jacksboro, passed away May 12 at St. Mary's Health and Rehab. She was a member of Jacksboro First Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Hazel Wayne Tompkins; parents, Charlie and Paralee Smith; sister, Annabel Entrekin; brother, Hugh Smith; granddaughter, Amy Tompkins.
She is survived her sons and daughter in law, Bob (Tweety) Tompkins, Joe and Joyce Tompkins, all of Jacksboro; five grandchildren and seven great grandchildren; special friend, Helen Lay of Jacksboro
Funeral services were held May 15 in the Cross Chapel with the Rev. Billy Smith, Rev. Ronnie Arnold and Rev. Bill Morris officiating. Interment was in the Jacksboro Cemetery. Cross Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
LaFollette Press
May 17, 2007


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