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Subject: Obits From The LaFollette Press 8 Sep 2005
Date: Fri, 9 Sep 2005 19:52:30 EDT


From The LaFollette Press 8 Sep 2005

Shawn Adams, age 34 of Heiskell, formerly of Campbell County
Rubin Obadee "Dee" Beeler of Fountain County, formerly of LaFollette,
Flossie Mae Brown, age 84 of Lake City
Infant JoJo Brummitt
Carl S. Caddell age 53 of LaFollette
Belle Cox age 91 of Williamsburg, KY
Phillip E. Cox age 71 of Morristown, formerly of Jacksboro
Edward Davis age 65 of Knoxville
Joshua Fee age 17 of Speedwell
John Ford age 79 of LaFollette
Ben Gibson of Roses Creek
David Johnson, Jr., age 85 of Cumberland Gap
Walter C. May, Sr., age 92 of LaFollette,
Betty Meyer age 72 of Dayton,
Tillie M. Nelson age 90 of Clinton
Byron P. Poe age 75 of LaFollette,
Millard Queener, age 84 of LaFollette,
Christine Robinson age 83 of Caryville.
Allie Howell Russell age 81, of LaFollette,
James Dempster Schmid, age 79,

Shawn Adams, age 34 of Heiskell, formerly of Campbell County passed away
Sept. 3 at his residence. He attended Londsale United Methodist Church in
Knoxville. He grew up in Knoxville where he attended school through the eighth grade.
He attended High School at Campbell County Comprehensive High School. He was
preceded in death by his grandmother, Alma "Pat" Bruce; grandfather, George Ray
Adams. He is survived by son, Mykael Kristopher Storm Adams of Caryville;
mother, Betty Bruce Adams Lovely and husband, Garry of Caryville; father, Robert
Michael Adams of Powell; fiancée, Alisha Markel of Heiskell; mother of his
son, Dianne Whiesenant of Caryville; sister, Leslie Prater and husband, Casey of
Petros; grandparents, Graydon and Mazada Lovely of Lake City, Mary Adams of
Powell, John Bruce of Caryville; great-grandmother, Roxie Rhodes of Powell;
aunt, Lois Smith of Knoxville; cousins, Martin Smith of Chicago and Dr. Tamara
Smith of Knoxville; a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services were
Sept. 7 at the Lonsdale United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials
may be made to the Lonsdale United Methodist Church in Knoxville or the
Campbell County High School Band, LaFollette, TN 37766. Holley-Gamble Funeral Home
was in charge of the arrangements.

Rubin Obadee "Dee" Beeler of Fountain County, formerly of LaFollette, was
born April 28, 1934 and passed away Aug.29 in Fountain. He was retired from the
US Army having served two tours in Germany, two tours in Korea, and a tour in
Vietnam. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Jerrilynn; parents, Joe and
Mary McCarty Beeler; sisters, Joyce Martin and Judy Sharp; brother, Wonnie
Beeler. He is survived by his wife, Mary; daughter, Angie and son, Derrell all of
Fountain, County; son and daughter in law, Bill and Shirley, Shawnee, Ks; five
grandchildren and two great grandchildren, plus one due soon; sister, Lois
Abney; brothers, Conley and Bruce Beeler all of Ohio; sister Betty Carroll and
brother, Ronnie "Bo" Beeler, TN and sister, Imogene Overbey, Fla; a host of
other relatives and friends. Funeral services were Sept. 2 in the Martin Wilson
Chapel with Ronnie Arnold officiating. Interment was in the Sunrise Cemetery
with full military honors by the Campbell County Honor Guard. Martin Wilson
Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Flossie Mae Brown, age 84 of Lake City passed away Sept. 3 at the home of her
daughter, son-in-law and grandson where she had been living since June. She
was born Oct. 12, 1920 in Morgan County to the late Ben and Mary Inez Brummitt
Mitts. She was of the Church of God faith. She attended the Lake City Mountain
Assembly Church of God, Lick Creek Holiness Church and the Jellico Highway
Holiness Church. She loved sewing, quilting, canning and spending time with her
family and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Earnest Brown;
sisters, Naomi Mitts and Flora Sparks; brothers, Robert Mitts, Frank Lutner and
Arthur Lutner. She is survived by her sons, Harold Brown of Lake City,
William Dean Brown of Lake City; daughter, Linda England and husband, Earl of
LaFollette; grandchildren, Roseann and husband, Michael Brown of Lake City, Jessica
and husband, Roger Jamie Weaver of Clinton, Daniel England of LaFollette,
Kimberly Hutson of LaFollette; great grandchildren, Sarah Brown of Lake City and
Hayley Brown of Lake City; a host of nieces, nephews and many friends. Funeral
services were Sept. 6 in the Hatmaker Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev.
Hansford Bolton, Rev. Ed Smiddy and Rev. Earl Powers officiating. Interment was in
the Oak Grove Cemetery in Lake City.
Hatmaker Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Infant JoJo Brummitt passed away Aug. 31 at the Methodist Medical Center in
Oak Ridge. Preceded in death by a brother, Zackery Brummitt. Survived by
parents, Richard and Erica Brummitt; brother, Austin Brummitt; grandparents, Gene
and Becky Brummitt, Doyle and Hilda Ausmus, all of Speedwell; a host of other
relatives and friends. Funeral services were Sept. 2 in the Martin Wilson Chapel
with the Rev. Bill Braden and Rev. Doyle Ausmus officiating. Interment was in
the Seals Cemetery. Martin Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of the
arrangements.

Carl S. Caddell age 53 of LaFollette passed away Aug. 30 at St. Mary's
Medical Center of Campbell County. He was a member of Morley Baptist Church and
loved to teach and play music. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Karen
Miller; mother, Mary Dean Chapman Caddell; sister, Barbara Jean Hatfield.
He is survived by his son, Jason Caddell of Speedwell; granddaughters, Megan
Seiber, Candice Seiber and Cassie Miller; father, Paris Caddell of LaFollette;
brothers, Clifford of LaFollette, Kyle Caddell of Murfreesboro; sister, Mary
Elizabeth Maples of LaFollette; fiancée, Wanda Phillips; several nieces and
nephews. Funeral services were Sept. 1 at Cross Chapel with the Rev. Jack Goins
and Rev. Harry James officiating. Interment was in the Glade Springs Cemetery
In lieu of flowers donations may be made at the funeral home for burial
expenses. Cross Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Belle Cox age 91 of Williamsburg, KY passed away Sept. 1 at the Williamsburg
Nursing Home. She is survived by her great nephews, Don Suttles and wife,
Nancy of South Lyon, MI, Wayne Suttles and wife, Dianne of Gaylord, MI; great
niece, Norma Lorzen and husband, Charles of Belleville, MI. Funeral services were
Sept. 4 at the Harp Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Bill Carpenter
officiating. Interment was in the Jones Cemetery. Harp Funeral Home was in charge of
the arrangements.

Phillip E. Cox age 71 of Morristown, formerly of Jacksboro passed away on the
morning of Aug. 30 at the Life Care Center after a long battle with cancer.
He was a member of Morningside Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his
parents, George P. and Eva W. Cox; father and mother in law, Jordan C. and
Georgia I. Hope. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Frankie Hope Cox;
children, David K. Cox of Morristown, Mark H. Cox of White Pine, Denise K. Cox and
friend, Deanna Devotie of Talbott and Timothy K. Cox of Morristown;
grandchildren, Jason, Anthony, Hope and Marcus Cox and Madison Devotie; sister, Mary L.
Bellew of Morristown; special in laws, Edward Pete and Pat Hope of Aiken, SC; a
host of nieces, nephews and friends. Memorial services were held Sept. 2 at
the Allen Funeral Home with Rev. Ross Woody officiating. Interment was in the
Jacksboro Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Hope Lodge of the
American Cancer Society, 1552 Shoup Court, Decatur, GA 30033-4607. Allen Funeral
Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Edward Davis age 65 of Knoxville passed away Aug. 24 at his home. He was of
the Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by his parents, Samuel Davis, Sr.
and Beatrice Davis; brother, Samuel Davis, Jr.; nephew, Michael York. He is
survived by his former wife, Jo Ann Loy Davis; children, Debbie Davis and Wayne
Davis of Knoxville, Steven Davis of Caycee, SC, Theresa Johnson of Knoxville;
grandchildren, Michelle and Erica Davis, Jeremy Johnson and Ajah Fields; twin
brother, Andrew Davis and wife, Bonnie of Clinton; sister, Betty Green and
husband, James of Oak Ridge and Marjorie York Allsup and husband, Bill of White
Pine; several nieces and nephews. Graveside services and interment were Aug. 27
at the Bakers Forge Cemetery with the Rev. Irby Russell officiating. Mynatt
Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Joshua Fee age 17 of Speedwell passed away Aug. 27 as a result of an
automobile accident. He was a senior at Middlesboro High School. He was a member of
the High School Band and Insane Customs Car Club. He was preceded in death by
his paternal grandfather, Ralph Fee; maternal grandfather, Wayne Halcomb. He is
survived by his parents, Greg and Mary Fee of Speedwell; grandparents, Wanda
Fee of Harlan, KY, John and Ellen Epperson of Idavel, OK; aunts and uncles, Ada
Davidson, Phyllis and Don Butler, Sherri and Brady Auld, Judy and Bob Caudle,
Jimmy and Andria Halcomb, Athalene Chitwood, Beula Robinson, Vearl Harris;
cousins, Michelle and Erin Auld, Kaitlen and Zachary Caudle, Ashton Halcomb,
Cynthia and Darren Rodriguez, Taylor and Dillon Rodriguez. Funeral services were
Sept. 1 at the Pump Springs Church with the Rev. Gary Miller, Susan Lee and
Caleb Ayers officiating. Interment was in the Green Hills Memorial Gardens.
Reece Funeral Home and Valley Chapel was in charge of the arrangements.

John Ford age 79 of LaFollette passed away Sept. 5 at the St. Mary's Medical
Center of Campbell County. He attended High Knob Baptist Church. He was a
loving father, grandfather, great grandfather and great great grandfather who
enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He also enjoyed fishing.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Stella Ford; sons, Lewis, Lawrence, and
Jerry Ford; daughter, Margie Wilson; parents, several brothers and sisters.
He is survived by his sons, Terry Ford of Sacramento, CA, Dan Ford of
Houston, TX, Joey Ford of Cincinnati, OH; daughter, Carol Hiatt of Florence, KY; 13
grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren;
sister, Carrie Mae Jordan of Knoxville; brother, Tom Ford of GA. Funeral services
will be Sept. 9 at 11 a.m. in the Martin Wilson Chapel with Rev. Paul Hembree
and Rev. Hobert McCreary officiating. Interment will follow in the Peabody
Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Sept. 8 in
the Martin Wilson Chapel. Martin Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of the
arrangements.

Ben Gibson of Roses Creek passed away on the morning of Aug. 28 at Beech Tree
Manor. His parents were the late Ardie and Dewey Gibson of Fonde, KY.
He is survived by his wife, Linda; seven children, two step-children; 10
grandchildren and 10 brothers and sisters. A memorial service was held Sept. 5 at
the Kings Settlement Church. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations
be made to the Harp Funeral Home in Jellico. Harp Funeral Home was in charge
of the arrangements.

David Johnson, Jr., age 85 of Cumberland Gap passed away Sept. 1 at his home.
He was born Oct. 4, 1919. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of
Harrogate. He was a member of the Pipe Fitters Union, an avid traveler and a World
War II Veteran and was multi decorated including three Bronze stars.
He was preceded in death by his parents, David Johnson, Sr. and Maggie Ausmus
Johnson; wife, Lois Ausmus Johnson; son, Jerry Johnson; several brothers and
sisters. He is survived by his daughters, Sylvia Johnson Jones of Newport,
Flow Paige Jackson of Birmingham, Ala; four grandchildren and five great
grandchildren. Funeral services were Sept. 4 at the First Baptist Church of Harrogate
with Dr. Malcolm Hester, Chaplain Cpt. James Rozmiarek and Corey Jackson
officiating. Interment was in the Ausmus Cemetery with full Military Rites by the
Veterans United Honor Guard. Reece Funeral Home and Valley Chapel was in charge
of the arrangements.

Walter C. May, Sr., age 92 of LaFollette, went to be with his Lord on Sept. 1
at St. Mary's Medical Center of Campbell County. He was a retired grocery
store owner and carpenter. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dora Ann Gilmore
May; brothers, Everette May and Bill Kreis; sister, Lora Mae Williams. He is
survived by his children, Helen Abston, of Oliver Springs, JoAnn Smith and
husband, Harvey of LaFollette, Walter C. May, Jr. and wife, Mary of Dayton, OH,
Betty Newsom and husband, Charles of Jacksonville, FL, Don May and wife, Sheila
of Atlanta, GA, and Randy May of LaFollette; several grandchildren, great-
grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren; special caretaker, his
granddaughter, Tammy Shoffner.; several nieces, nephews, and many friends.
Funeral services were Sept. 3 at Walters Chapel with Rev. Charles Jack Goins
officiating. Interment was in the Campbell Memorial Gardens for graveside
services and interment. Walters Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Betty Meyer age 72 of Dayton, passed away Aug. 29. She was born in Campbell
County on May 31, 1933, and was retired from Blue Bird Baking Company. She was
a member of Union Chapel Community Church and frequent visitor of Lighthouse
Apostolic Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy J. in 2002. She
is survived by her daughters and son-in-law, Carolyn and David Carroll and
Karen Reeder; sons and daughters-in-law, Sonny and Becky Randolph, Glen and
Karen Randolph, Charles Meyer and Carl Meyer; 15 grandchildren; 19 great
grandchildren and her baby, Kelsey; sister Cordelia Foy; brother, John Smith and a very
special friend, Fran Robinson. Funeral services were Sept. 2 at the Union
Chapel Community Church, 2525 Ontario Ave. with Pastors Steve Thompson and Gerry
Burris. Interment was in Belbrook Cemetery. If desired, contributions may be
made to Hospice of Dayton, 324 Wilmington Ave. Dayton, Ohio 45420. George C.
Martin Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Tillie M. Nelson age 90 of Clinton passed away Sept. 4 at Winwood Health Care
Center. She was a member of Clinton First Baptist Church. She was preceded in
death by her parents, Thomas and Francis Miller; brothers, Amos, Moses and
Hubert Miller; sisters, Ruth Miller, Ella Goslin, Mary Ann Goins, Orphia Goins
and Namoni Bostic. She is survived by her husband of 65 years, James Carl
Nelson of Clinton; son, Wayne E. Nelson of Warrensburg, MO; daughter, Patty Sanders
of Clinton; grandchildren, Crystal Henegar and husband, Brian of Clinton,
Brandon Fraker of Clinton, Cheryl L. Brockhaus of Warrensburg, MO; great
grandchildren, Dylan Duncan, Emma Henegar, Taylor L. Brockhaus; several nieces and
nephews. The family will receive friends on Sept. 8 from noon until 1 p.m. at the
Holley-Gamble Funeral Home with funeral services following in the chapel.
Interment will follow in the Sunset Cemetery. Holley-Gamble Funeral Home was in
charge of the arrangements.

Byron P. Poe age 75 of LaFollette, passed away Sept. 3 at his home. He was a
member of the LaFollette First Baptist church, a veteran of the U.S. Navy and
was a member of the I.B.E.W. He was preceded in death by his parents, Garnett
C. and Nellie Phillips Poe. He is survived by his wife, Bobbie J. Poe of
LaFollette; sons, Byron Copeland Poe of Chico, Texas, and Mark West Poe and wife,
Teresa of Cleveland, TN; daughters, Melissa Ann Hardin and husband Steve of
Jacksboro, and Kelli Lou Biddlecome and husband Scott of Allen, Texas; six
grandchildren, Beau West Gragg and Sara Ann Hammac both of Knoxville, Jodie Lee Poe
and Aubrie Mae Poe both of Cleveland, TN, Hasten Biddlecome and Hannah
Biddlecome both of Allen, Texas. Brother, Jerry West Poe and wife Betty of Lexington,
KY; several other relatives and friends. Funeral services were Sept. 4 at
Walters Chapel with Rev. Lane Harris officiating. Interment was in the Woodlawn
Cemetery. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorials be sent to the
Campbell County Cancer Association, c/o Mr. Clarence Lowe, 124 Woodvine
Street, Jacksboro, TN 37757 or the LaFollette First Baptist Church, 255 West
Central Avenue, LaFollette, TN 37766. Walters Funeral Home was in charge of the
arrangements.

Millard Queener, age 84 of LaFollette, passed away Aug. 29 at his home. He
was a man who loved his God, his fellow man and his family. The example he set
through the life he lived was one of kindness, generosity, selflessness and
love. He was a member of the LaFollette Masonic Lodge #623 F.& A.M., the Ancient
and Accepted Scottish Rite of Free Masonry, Veteran of WWII, a brother of the
United Association of Plumbers, Pipefitters, Sprinkler Fitters and Service
Techs, and was a member of High Knob Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by
a daughter, Shirley Queener Shepherd; grandson, Stevie Shepherd; parents,
Millard Filmore Queener and Martha Campbell Queener; brothers, Jacob Hilary
Queener, William Clayton Queener, Rev. Harold Edward Queener and Daniel Queener;
sisters, Nola Queener Cordell and Grace Queener Milton. He is survived by his
wife of 60 years, Cleo Lawson Queener; daughter, Becky Queener McCreary and
husband, John of LaFollette; son, Jack Queener and wife, Evelyn of Spartanburg, SC;
seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; sister, Alice Queener Norman
and husband, Charles of Kingsport, TN; brother, Ira Queener and wife, Martha of
Mascoutah, IL; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Funeral
services were Aug. 31 at Walters Chapel with Rev. Paul Hembree and Rev. Leroy
Braden officiating. Interment was in the Bakers Forge Cemetery. Walters
Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Christine Robinson age 83 of Caryville. the Ridgewood Community, passed away
Aug. 30 at the St. Mary's Medical Center of Campbell County. She was a member
of the Cherry Bottom Baptist Church. She was a member of the Caryville Eastern
Star #415. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She
was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie Robinson; parents, Huss and Mattie
Marcum; sister, Francis Goodman; brother, Hurstle Marcum. She is survived by
her daughter, Margaret Jones and husband, Wayne of Caryville; granddaughter,
Elaine Killion and husband, Jerry of Jacksboro; special great grandson, Michael
Killion of Jacksboro; sisters, Maxine Sullivan of Covington, KY, Mary Strader
of Covington, KY; special friend, Helen Hyder of Caryville; special sister in
law, Ruth Shoopman of Oliver Springs. Funeral services were Sept. 1 at the
Holley-Gamble Funeral Home with the Rev. Rick Howard and Rev. Matt Childress
officiating. Interment was in the Anderson Memorial Gardens. Holley-Gamble
Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Allie Howell Russell age 81, of LaFollette, passed away peacefully Sept. 1 in
her home. She was born June 21, 1924 and grew up in Enville, TN. She
graduated from the University of Tennessee, where she met her future husband Charles
Henry Russell, Jr. (CJ) and moved to LaFollette in 1946. She was an active
member of the LaFollette United Methodist Church. She loved her flowers and
gardening and her circle of friends. She was a member of the LaFollette Town and
Country Garden Club, former member of the Garden Guild Garden Club, American Rose
Society Judge, former National Garden Club, Inc., and nationally accredited
Flower Show Judge. She was also a member of the Campbell County Historical
Society and the LaFollette Book Club. Most importantly, she was a loving and
devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She was preceded in death
by her husband of 49 years, Charles H. Russell, Jr. (CJ); daughter, Elizabeth
Ann Russell; parents, Dr. and Mrs. Gilbert Howell; brothers, Carl, Earl, and
James Howell; sisters, Lena Mae Pruitt, Martha Howell and Etta Howell. She is
survived by her children, husbands and wives, Gail and Lynn Swails of Richmond,
Va, Mark and JoAnn Russell of Harrogate, Ned and Jerrie Lynn Russell of
Speedwell and Kim Russell of LaFollette; grandchildren, Sayrah and Glenn Lane of
Sevierville, Alisa and Don Ferguson of Richmond, Va, Caitlin, Kristen and Boomer
Russell of Harrogate and Morgan Russell of Speedwell; great-grandchildren,
Nathan Fitch and Devon Isham of Sevierville and Savannah Ferguson of Richmond,
Va; sister, Mary E. Bishop, Enville, TN; sister-in-law, Emma Howell and several
other relatives and a host of friends. Memorial services were Sept. 4 at
LaFollette United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, the family request
memorials can be made in Allie's name to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation,
P.O. Box 650309,Dallas, TX 75265-0309, Donation line 1- 888- 888-3317. Cross
Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

James Dempster Schmid, age 79, passed away on the morning of Sept. 2. He was
a longtime member of Westminster Presbyterian Church and was ordained as Elder
and served as trustee. He graduated from Knoxville High School in 1943, the
University of Tennessee in 1948 with a bachelor's degree in Business
Administration, and was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. He served in the
Army Air Corps during World War II. He worked as a broker in the investment
industry for 45 years with Elliot Adams, Davidson and Company, Cherokee Securities,
Hilliard Lyons and Merrill Lynch. During his career, he served on the Board
of Directors of the East Tennessee Children's Hospital for 27 years, where he
acted as treasurer. He also served with other charitable organizations and was
a member of Cherokee Country Club and the Men's Cotillion. He was preceded in
death by his first wife, Elizabeth Marshall Schmid and his parents, Adolph
Albert and Helen Dempster Schmid. He is survived by his wife, Betty Anne Schmid;
sons, James D., Jr. and wife, Debbie Schmid and Robert and wife, April Schmid;
daughter, Anne and husband, Timothy Tidwell; grandchildren, Rachel Schmid
Taylor of Oklahoma, Laura Schmid, Sarah Schmid, Kelly Schmid, Jake Tidwell, and
Eleanor Tidwell all of Knoxville; stepdaughter, Bess and husband, David Stout
of Jacksboro; stepson, Richard and wife, Andrea Sharp of Westchester, CA;
stepgrandchildren, Janet Stout Seiber, Jessica Stout, Robert Sharp, and Shelby
Sharp; brother, Robert A. and wife, Carol Schmid; four nephews all of Knoxville.
Funeral services were Sept. 4 at Westminster Presbyterian Church with Dr. Eade
Anderson officiating. A private interment was held. In lieu of flowers,
memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 4205 Hillsboro Rd.,
Suite 200, Nashville, TN 37215, Westminster Presbyterian Church, 6500 Northshore
Dr., Knoxville, TN 37919, or East Tennessee Children's Hospital, 2018 Clinch
Ave., Knoxville, TN 37916. Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel was in charge of
the arrangements.
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