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From: "Bobbie Ivey-Lewallen" <>
Subject: [TNSCOTT] Obits from The LaFollette Press for Nov.6, 2003
Date: Fri, 7 Nov 2003 12:58:06 -0500
Cheryl Rebecca Fuson, 42, Corbin, Ky, formerly of Jellico, died Saturday,
November 1, 2003 at Baptist Regional Medical Center, Corbin.
She was born October 14, 1961 in Jellico.
Cheryl is preceded in death by her father, Audrey L. McNealy; sister, Rita
She is survived by her mother and step-father, Jetta and Marvin Blankenship,
Jellico; two sons, Kevin Bryan Lay, Corbin, Ky, Jason Lay, Jellico; three
grandchildren, Julynn Brianna Lay, Jade Medan Lay, Brevin Ryne Lay; two
brother, Benny McNealy, Jellico, Lonnie McNealy, Fl; very close friend, Mark
Andrews, Corbin, Ky.
Funeral services were Wednesday, November 5 at the Cox and Son Chapel with
Reverends Jerome Walden and Ray Landes officiating.
Interment was in the Hackler Cemetery.
Martha Elizabeth Perkins Vann, 94, Williamsburg, Ky, died Friday, October
31, 2003 at the family residence.
She was born October 20, 1909 at High Cliff, the daughter of the late
William Riley Perkins and Nannie Alice Tidwell Perkins.
Martha is preceded in death by her parents, James S. Vann; five brother and
She is survived by her son, James Jerry Vann and wife, Claren, Petersburg,
Mi; daughters, Anna Mae Faulkner, Lambertville, Mi, Alice Fay Tye and
husband, Clarence, Toledo, Oh, Mabel Ellen Duncan, Oregon, Oh, Mildred Rose,
Williamsburg, Ky; 12 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; five
great-great-grandchildren; sister, Mildred Kidd, Knoxville.
Funeral services were Monday, November 3 at the Cox and Son Chapel with Rev.
Horace Partin officiating.
Interment followed in the Lot Cemetery, Lot, Ky.
William Jennings Baird, 69, Greeneville, formerly of Pioneer, died Tuesday,
October 28, 2003 at Takoma Adventist Hospital in Greeneville.
He is preceded in death by his parents, D. W. Baird and Laura Johnson Baird;
sister, Sallie Baird Bolton; nephews, Clifford Bolton.
William is survived by brother, Carl W. Baird and wife, Bessie, Pioneer;
niece, Carla Baird Marcum; nephews, Carl Steven Baird, John Michael Pyles,
Roy Bolton and Jimmy Bolton; great nieces, Sallie B. Elliott and Ann Leach;
great nephews, Joseph Baird Marcum, Matthew Thomas Pyles, Johnathon Cory
Pyles, Scott Bunch, Justin Bolton and Tom Ridenour.
Graveside services were held Friday, October 31 at the Baird Cemetery at
Stinking Creek with Reverends Andrew Ayers and Ronnie Thomas officiating.
Pallbearers were nephews, and great-nephews.
Llewellynn Funeral Home of Jellico was in charge of the arrangements.
Lawrence John (Larry) Proffitt, Jr., 45, Jellico, died Monday, October 27,
2003 at the family residence.
He was born November 10, 1957 in Jellico and was a veteran of the U.S. Air
He was preceded in death by a brother, Warren Jeffery Proffitt.
Larry is survived by his parents, Lawrence and Jean Proffitt, Jellico;
daughter, Chelsia Marie Proffitt, Granada Hill, Ca; brother, Stuart Anthony
Proffitt; sisters, Cynthia Diane Proffitt, both of Jellico, Vera Lynn
Proffitt and Lee Ellen Prater, both of Knoxville; 13 nieces and nephews; one
great-niece and two great nephews.
Funeral services were Thursday, October 30 at the Cox and Son Chapel with
Reverends Jerome Walden and Ray Landes officiating.
Interment was Friday, October 31 in the Jellico cemetery.
LaVern Davis Atchley, Crossville, formerly of Corryton, died Monday, October
27, 2003 at Cumberland Medical Center in Crossville.
Mrs. Atchley was born and raised in LaFollette and was a member of the first
graduating class of the University of Tennessee Nursing School in 1957. She
retired from St. Mary's Medical Center and moved to Lake Tansi in 1995. Her
life was spent caring for others, and no where was this more apparent than
in the love and support she gave to her family. She was a wonderful wife,
mother, sister, aunt and nana touched the lives of everyone who knew her.
She is preceded in death by her mother, Daisy Nella Noe Davis; father, Edgar
Davis; son, Jeffrey Ross Atchley; sister, Ethel Vann, and brothers, Clifford
Davis, William Davis, Charles (Joe) Davis, and John L. Davis.
LaVern is survived by her husband, Billy Ross Atchley, Crossville; daughter
and son-in-law, Tamalynn and Johnny Sowders, Knoxville; daughters, Lisa
Atchley, Crossville, Elizabeth Atchley, Knoxville; grandchildren, Daniel
Anjolyn Sowders, Jonathan Ross Sowders, LaNella Kathleen Atchley; sister and
brother-in-law, Kathleen and Charles Byrge, Crossville; sisters, Mary
Proctor, Norwalk, Oh; brother and sister-in-law, Jesse and Addie Davis,
Feather Falls, Ca.; brother, Bobby Davis, El Paso, Tx; several nieces,
nephews, other relatives friends.
Funeral services were Wednesday, October 29 at Walters Chapel with Eulogy by
Interment was Thursday, October 30 at Sunrise Cemetery.
The family received friends Wednesday before the services at Walters Funeral
Virginia Lee Bunch, 69, Flintstone, died Sunday, October 26, 2003.
She was a native of Caryville and had lived in Flintstone since 1983. She
was a member of Flintstone Baptist Church and very active in the W.M.U.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Anna Mae Smiddy and brothers, Kyle
and Jim Smiddy.
Virginia is survived by her husband, Odell Bunch; daughter, Katie Wilks,
Flintstone; sons, Tommy Bunch, Chuck Bunch, both of Rossville; father,
Clarence Smiddy, Oh; sisters, Annes Griffith, Patsey Kees, both of Oh;
brothers, Rhea Smiddy, Tx, Tom Smiddy, Minn., Walter Smiddy, Md; six
grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Services were held Wednesday, October 29 at the South Crest Chapel with
Reverends Mark Harrison and Brent Smith officiating.
Burial followed in Lakewood South Memory Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to American Cancer
Society or Children's Ministry at Flintstone Baptist Church.
Mildred Clarke, 84, LaFollette, died Sunday, November 2, 2003 at St. Mary's
Health and Rehabilitation Center.
She was a graduate and school nurse for several years at Practical Bible
College, Binghamton, NY. In 1959 she became a missionary in the Cumberland
Mountains in Tennessee under the American Missionary Fellowship. She taught
Bible classes in the schools of Scott and Campbell County, helped organize
Sunday Schools, taught Vacation Bible Schools, cooked, and worked at Camp
Galilee during camping season for 30 years. Upon retirement from AMF she
joined Cedar Hill Baptist Church where she taught "Walk in the Word" on
She is survived by one sister, Elsie Smith, Liverpool, NY; sister-in-law,
June Clarke, Port Ritchie, Fl, many nephews and nieces, and co-worker for 45
years, Betty Glover, LaFollette; several other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were Tuesday, November 4 at Walter Chapel with Reverends
Ronnie Arnold and Ron Hoffman.
Interment was Wednesday, November 5 at Bakers Forge Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Cedar Hill Baptist Church,
622 Demory Road, LaFollette, TN or American Missionary Fellowship Regional
Office, 613 Douglas Bend Road, Gallatin, TN 37066.
The family received friends Tuesday, November 4 before services at Walters
G.W. Cornett, 66, Cane Creek KY, died Sunday, October 26, 2003 at Jellico
He was a member of the Cane Gap Missionary Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Joann Cornett; parents, Walter and
Halie Cornett; brother, Charles Leon Cornett.
G.W. is survived by a son, Garrett Caputo, Jellico; grandchildren, Phillip
Wesley O'Hara, Jellico (stationed at Fort Benning, GA.), Amber Renee
Sellers, Knoxville; two brothers, Lowell Dean Cornett, Herman Don Cornett,
both of London, KY; two sisters, Lillie Irene Yader, Joann Humfleet, both of
London, KY; sisters-in-law, Wilma Meadors, Oak Ridge, Bobbie Davis, Jellico,
Ethel Walker, Dayton, OH, Helen Leach, Jellico and a host of other relatives
Funeral services were Tuesday, October 28 at Harp Funeral Home Chapel with
Rev. Lawrence Durham officiating.
Burial was in Dulling Cemetery.
Gary Douglas, 55, Speedwell, died Friday, October 31, 2003 at the
Middlesboro Appalachian Regional Hospital.
He was born January 29, 1948 at Pineville, Ky.
Gary was preceded in death by his father, Floyd W. Douglas; grandson,
Michael Mason Douglas.
He is survived by his wife, Judy Douglas, Speedwell; mother, Lorene Douglas,
Pineville, Ky; five sons, Mark Douglas, Mike Douglas, both of Williamsburg,
Ky, Steve Douglas, Corbin, KY, Gary Douglas Jr., Shawn Douglas, both of
Speedwell; one daughter, Amy Buell, Arthur; brother, Michael Douglas,
Richmond, Ky; aunt, Vivian Douglas, Richmond, Ky; aunt and uncle, Irene and
Finn Winkler Berea, Ky; six grandchildren, Megan Madison and Meleah Stevens,
Speedwell, Zachary Davis, Knoxville, Macayla Douglas, Georgetown, Ky,
Michael Bixell, Arthur and a host of nieces and nephews, cousins.
Funeral services were Monday, November 3 at the Creech Funeral Home Chapel
with Rev. William Boyd Bingham.
Music was provided by Thomas Risner.
Interment was in the Douglas Family Cemetery, Speedwell.
Pallbearers were Chris May, Billy Marlow, Mark Douglas, Steve Douglas, Gary
Douglas Jr. Gary Green.
The family received friends Sunday, November 2 at the Creech Funeral Home.
Michelle Renne Lee, 33, Caryville, died Tuesday, October 28, 2003 at the St.
Mary's Medical Center in Campbell County.
She was a member of Lake City Church of Christ. Michelle was a loving
mother, daughter and sister who enjoyed spending time with her family and
She is survived by a special friend, Todd Shown; son, Timothy Brown;
daughter, Samantha Lee; parents, Phillip and Brenda Mefford, all of
Caryville; brothers, George Mefford, Caryville, Hughie Lee, Harrogate and
Eugene Lee, Nashville; ex-husband, Phillip Oakes, Jacksboro and a host of
other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were Friday, October 31 in Martin Wilson Chapel with
Minister Tim Mefford officiating.
Interment followed in Queener Cemetery.
Dora J. Madigan, 78, LaFollette, died Sunday October 26, 2003 at St. Mary's
of Campbell County.
Dora was a member of Black Diamond Baptist Church. She was a loving wife and
a good Christian woman.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Ned and Laura Baufle; brother,
Richard "Dick"; sisters, Wig and Gladys Thomas.
Dora is survived by her husband, John Madigan, LaFollette; sisters, Coug
Vickers, Tullahoma and Vada Jones, Baton Rouge, La.; several nieces, nephews
and a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were Wednesday, October 29 at Martin Wilson Chapel with
Rev. Bo Perkins officiating.
Family received friends Wednesday before the funeral.
Gertrude Noland, 88, died October 27, 2003 in Phoenix, Az.
She was born January 9, 1915 in Manrun and grew up in Fincastle in the
Powell Valley Community. She was a member of the Bethlehem Baptist Church.
She had lived with her daughter Jean in Arizona for three years.
She is survived by her daughters, Jean Willoughby, Glendale, Az., Marcia
Noland, Portland, Or. and Alicia McGinnis, Ontario, Canda.; sisters, Mildred
Hasbrouk, Akron, Oh, Ethel Lambert, Bean Station and Alice Templeton, Cave
Creek, Az.; seven grandchildren and several nieces and nephews and a host of
other relatives and friends.
Graveside services and interment was Saturday, October 29 in Carr Cemetery
with Rev. Bill Braden officiating.
Martin Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Janet Phillips Norris, 39, LaFollette, died Thursday, October 30, 2003 at
She was a member of the Shady Grove Baptist Church.
Janet was preceded in death by her parents, Litton and Earlene Phillips.
She is survived by her husband, Jim Norris, LaFollette; children, Amanda
Woodward and Lindsay Norris, both of LaFollette; grandchildren, Luke Cooper
and Brittany Hope Woodward; grandmother, Stella Phillips, Lake City;
sisters, Sandra Petree and husband Gary, LaFollette, Marjorie Phillips,
Caryville; brothers, Anthony Phillips and wife, Tina, Andersonville, Victor
Phillips and wife, Pansy, Caryville; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Thomas
and Martha Norris, LaFollette; several nieces, nephews and other relatives
Funeral services were Sunday, November 2 at Walters Chapel with Reverends
Mitchell Keck and Rick Norris officiating.
Family and friends met Monday, Nov. 3 at Indian Creek Cemetery for graveside
services and interment.
The family received friends Sunday, November 2 before services at Walters
Tom Osborne Sr., 96, Pennington Gap, Va, died November 1, 2003 at Winwood
Health Care Facility in Clinton.
He was a veteran of World War I, a member and deacon of Calvary Baptist
Church in Pennington Gap, Va and a member of the Odd Fellows Lodge.
He is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Virgie Osborne; grandsons,
Larry Dean Osborne and Thomas "Tommy" William Osborne, III; brothers, Oscar
and Lester Osborne; sister, Mable Gibbs.
Tom is survived by his sons, Thomas William Osborne, Jr., Jacksboro, Bobby
Garrett Osborne, Norfolk, Va, Phillip Henry Osborne, Bangor, Maine; brother,
Charles Osborne, Murray, Ky; grandchildren, Stanley Osborne, Eldorado, Oh;
Sandra Osborne, Rossville, Ga, Gary Osborne, Norfolk, Va, Debbie (Osborne)
Cordell and Cheryl (Osborne) Leach, both of Jacksboro, Phillip (Butch) H.
Osborne Jr., Buckport, Maine; Thomas Jefferson (Jeffery) Osborne,
Winterport, Maine, Michael A. Osborne, Augusta, Maine, Thomas W. Osborne,
Princeton, W. V. and Melissa (Osborne) Kneeland, Brewer, Maine; 19
great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren; special friend
Charles Redwine, Pennington Gap, Va and host of other family and friends.
The family received friends, Tuesday, November 4 at the Provine Mortuary in
Pennington Gap, VA.
Funeral services followed with Rev. Randy Aldridge officiating.
Graveside services and interment were at the Odd Fellows Cemetery on
Linda S. Rue, Ocklawaha, Fl. 58, died Thursday, October 23, 2003 at her
She is survived by her husband, Billy Rue, Ocklawaha, Fl; daughters, Doris
Burkhart, Ocala, Fl, Kendra Broughton, Harlan, Ky, Ginger Turner, Belleview,
Fl, Tara Rutledge, Ocklawaha, Fl, Chantel Rance, Royal Center, In; son,
Kenneth Casteel II, Harlan Ky; sisters, Marylou Lohman, Barbara Dietz,
Candace Storer, all of Cincinnati, Oh, Velma Schmid, Lawe, In; brothers,
Dennis Sergent, David Sergent, Jerry Sergent, Joseph Sergent, all of
Cincinnati, Oh, Charles Sergent, Ponce Inlet, Fl; 14 grandchildren.
Funeral services were Wednesday, October 29 at Llewellyn Funeral Home Chapel
with Russell Figueira officiating.
Burial was in Bowlin Cemetery.
Ruth Siler White, 97, Aiken S. C., formerly of Jellico, died Friday, October
31, 2003 at Mattie C. Hall Health Care Center.
She was born June 23, 1906 in Jellico, KY. She was the daughter of the late
Silas M. and Sabra Price Siler and has the widow of William Elmer White. She
lived in Jellico all her life before moving to Aiken in 1987. She was the
former owner of White Grocery in Jellico. She was a member of Aikens First
Baptist Church and Jellico First Baptist Church where she had taught Sunday
school for 40 years. After moving to Aiken, the class was renamed in her
honor. She was also a former member of the Jellico Garden Club.
Ruth was preceded in death by her son, Robert Siler White and two
grandchildren, Margaret A. Burney and Mark A Burney.
She is survived by her daughters, Margaret White Burney, Aiken, S. C.; five
grandchildren, William Robert White, Linda White Anderson, Thomas White,
Debra White Allen and Michael A. Burney, eight great-grandchildren and one
Funeral services were held Monday, November 3 at the Llewellyn Funeral Home
Chapel with Rev. Trent Stewert officiating.
Burial in the Jellico Cemetery.
Louise (Walden) Ryan, died October 10, 2003 in Cincinnati, Oh.
She was a member of Floral Avenue Church of God for 38 years. She was a
graduate of Wynn High School.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Chris and Rosie Walden; sister,
Verna (Bruce) Thomas, and son, Herman Ryan.
Louise is survived by her son, Buddy Ray Jr. and wife, Jenene, Austin, Tx;
daughters, Reanee and husband, John Martin, Milford, Oh, Karen Brockoff,
Delhi, Oh; brother, Bill Walden, Duff; sisters, Carolyn Wilson, Jacksboro
and Venia Kirby, LaFollette; 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren
and a host of other relatives and friends.
Visitation and funeral were held at the Floral Avenue Church of God in
Norwood, Oh with Rev. Mike Cornelius and nephew, J.C. Bruce officiating.
Burial was at Vine Street Cemetery.
Witt Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Corene Vowell Stonecipher, 82, Briceville, died Tuesday, October 28, 2003 at
the Lake City Health Care Center. She was born March 14, 1921 to the late
Amos and Edith Roberts Vowell.
She married Glen Stonecipher on September 2, 1939. Corene loved to cook and
sew. She was a homemaker, housewife, best friend and companion to her
husband of 64 years.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Briceville where she was an
active member until her illness.
Corene is preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Helen Cox and Ruth
Cogdill, daughter, Glenna Ruth Culver.
She is survived by her husband, Glen Stonecipher; sons, V.L. Stonecipher and
wife, Pat, Charles Stonecipher and wife, Wilma; daughters, Beverly Gray and
husband, Donnie, Becky Stewart and husband David; grandchildren, Carrie
Sellers and husband, Ronnie, Glen Culver and wife, Connie, Greg Culver and
wife Joanie, Craig Culver and wife, Melissa and Jeff Culver and wife, Missy;
other grandchildren, Eddie Culver, Kendra and James Gray, Brian and Jill
Stewert, Will and Sarah Stonecipher, Jessica and Rachel Stonecipher and 14
great-grandchildren; one sister, Margaret Daniels and husband, Clayton and
one brother-in-law, Ralph "Boots" Stonecipher and wife, Gladys, plus a host
of nieces and nephews.
The Stonecipher family truly appreciates the caregivers and dietary workers
at the Lake City Health Care Center and also the Adventa Hospice of
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the First Baptist Church of
Visitation was Thursday, October 30 at the Hatmaker Funeral Home.
Funeral services were Thursday, October in the Hatmaker Funeral Home Chapel
with Rev. Tim Russell officiating.
Interment was Friday, October 31 at the Norris Memorial Gardens.
Carl E. Teague, 67, Indianapolis, In. formerly of Jellico, died October 27,
He was employed at WABCO where he worked 27 years as a machinist and
foreman. He also worked for Bridgeport Brass and Napa Auto.
Carl was preceded in death by his parents, Judson and Belle Teague, White
He is survived by his wife, Gail M. (Lamb) Teague; sons Carl Teague Jr. and
wife, Patti, Daniel Teague and wife, Jerri; daughter, Mary and husband,
Christian Ridenour; grandchildren, Christopher, Michael, John, Jessica,
Matthew, Joshua and Allyson.
Funeral services were Thursday, October 30 at Legacy Funeral Home,
Jolene Walters, 75, LaFollette, died Sunday October 26, 2003 at her home.
She was a member of Demory Baptist Church.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Jess and Delia Marie (Arms) Walters
and her brother, Rev. Harold Walters.
Jolene is survived by her husband, Verlin Mynatt, LaFollette; sons, Thomas
Mynatt, Knoxville, John Mynatt, Perry, Ga.; five grandchildren; seven
great-grandchildren; sister, Wilene Goodlin, Anderson, S.C.
Funeral services were Tuesday, October 28 at Cross Chapel with Reverends
Rick Howard and O.D. Hill officiating.
Interment was Wednesday, October 29 at Campbell Memorial Gardens.
Cross Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Helen Riggs Wells, 51, LaFollette, died Tuesday October 28, 2003 at her
She was a member of Fincastle Church of God.
She was preceded death by her father, Earnest Riggs; brother, Glenn Riggs;
sister, Eunice Shuttlesworth.
Helen is survived by her loving husband, Ed Wells, LaFollette; daughters,
Melinda Malicoat, Knoxville; grandson, Zachary Tyler Malicoat, Knoxville;
mother, Mary Spitzer, LaFollette; brothers, Clifford and Ronnie Riggs, both
of Washington, Darrell Riggs; sisters, Rettia Bowlin, Alta Ayers, Melissa
Muse, Nancy James, and Pat Riggs; half sister, Tonya Welden; step sisters,
Betty, Rhonda and Jill, all of LaFollette; special nephew, Millard Summer,
Knoxville; special friends, Martha Cooper, Debra Miller and Linda White and
a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were Saturday, November 1 in Martin Wilson Chapel with Rev.
Pat Ayers officiating.
Interment followed in Bakers Forge Cemetery.
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