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Monday, February 13, 2012

Nesby Leona Byrd, age 79, of Pioneer, TN passed away Sunday February 12, 2012 at the St Mary’s Hospital of Scott county. Mrs. Byrd was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church. She was a very loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother that enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and loved crocheting.

Preceded in death by : Husband Delmus Byrd. Parents: Carmie and Margaret O. Byrd. Sister and Brothers: Wilma Wilson, Carl Byrd and Dean Byrd.

Survived by:Children: Frances Byrd of Pioneer Michael Byrd and wife Marie of Pioneer, Ronnie Byrd and wife Margie of Manchester, KY, Karen Stephens and husband Rick of Huntville, TN. Grandchildren: Lennis Byrd of Chattanooga, TN, Chris Byrd and wife Letha of Manchester, KY, Chasity Jeffers and husband Mike of Oneida, TN, Michelle Isabel and husband Isaac of Huntsville, TN, Nicole Coffey and husband Adam of Pioneer, Lorie Mason and husband Randall of Pioneer, Brenda Kay and Donnie England Donnie Ray and Cheryl Burchfield, Jeff and Etta Jean Burchfield, Steve and Johnny Burchfield. Step grandchildren: Joy Silcox and husband Tommy. Great grandkids: Ryan Jeffers, Zachery and Shyanna Isabel, Jeremy Coffey, Kiaria Jeffers, Daniel Chambers Coffey, Hayden Mason, Brooke Byrd, Lyndsey Byrd, Brandon, Matthew England, Christian, Cameron , Kelsa , Brandy, Kyla and Josh Burchfield.
Step great grand kids: Rissa, Cameron and Ethan Silcox. Special friend, Regina Sexton.

Funeral service will be 1:30 PM Monday February 13, 2012 at Straight Fork Baptist Church with Rev. Carley Duncan and Rev. Rodney Mason officiating.

Hazel Mae Welch
Hazel Mae Welch, age 88, of Huntsville, formerly of LaFollette, passed away Monday, February 13, 2012.  Preceded in death by husband, Victory L. Welch; parents, William Elvis & Lilly Mae Roddy Hinds; son, Larry Welch; daughter, Carolyn Robbins; grandson, Todd Welch


Sons:  William (Red) Welch & wife Linda, SeymourTn
           Victor Welch & wife Alla, LawrenceburgKy
           Gary D. Welch, Ky.

Sister:  Joyce Riggs, Jacksboro

Graveside Services & Interment 11 AM Wednesday Powell Valley Cemetery

Rev. Jack Goins officiating

Family will receive friends 5 to 7 PM Tuesday at Cross-Smith Funeral Home

Arrangements by Cross-Smith Funeral

Frank Keathley  
Mr. Frank Keathley, age 53 of CynthianaKY, formerly of LaFollette, passed away Friday, February 10, 2012.  Former President of the Southern Sons Motorcycle Club.  Preceded in death by Father, Rufus Keathley.

Survivors:  Son, Eric; daughter, Neshay; mother, Ethel Bolton Keathley all of LaFollette; sisters, Betty Keathley and Fay Hope both of Cynthiana, KY, Brenda Currin of NC, Elizabeth Keathley of LaFollette; brothers, Roger Keathley and wife, Kathy, Edward Keathley, and Marty Keathley all of LaFollette.  Several aunts, uncles, cousins and numerous friends.

Funeral Services Sunday 8 P.M. at Walters Chapel with Rev. Anwar Accawi officiating.  Family and friends will meet Monday at 10 A.M. at Keathley Cemetery for graveside services and interment.  The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 P.M. Sunday before Funeral Services.  Online condolences for Mr. Keathley may be made at  Walters Funeral Home of LaFollette is honored to be serving the family of Mr. Frank Keathley.
Franklin Lee Fuzz Paul
Mr. Franklin Lee “Fuzz” Paul, age 67 of Jacksboro passed away Friday, February 10, 2012, at MethodistMedical Center in Oak Ridge.  Veteran of U.S. Army, member of the American Legion in Ohio, and a member of West LaFollette Baptist Church.  Preceded in death by parents, Henry Edgar and Hettie Elizabeth Parrott Paul, brother, John Paul, sister, Laura Bell Paul, half-brothers, David Paul, James William Paul and Sammy Killis Paul.
Survivors:  Wife of 43 years, Charlene Paul of Jacksboro; sisters, Mary Bellamy and husband, Sam of Cicero, IN and JoAnn Overton and husband, Tommy of LaFollette; brothers, Lewis Paul and wife, Wanda and Carl Paul and wife, Christine all of LaFollette; mother-in-law, Tressie Sheffield of Caryville; aunt, Luola Mullens of LaFollette.  Several nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
Graveside services and interment Tuesday 11 A.M. at Campbell Memorial Gardens with Rev. Hobert McCreary officiating.  Full military honors will be conducted by The Campbell County Honor Guard.  The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 P.M. Monday at Walters Funeral Home Chapel.  Online condolences for Mr. Paul may be made at  Walters Funeral Home of LaFollette is honored to be serving the family of Mr. Franklin Lee “Fuzz” Paul.
Jeanie Ruth Davis 
Jeanie Ruth Davis, age 85, of Lake City, passed away on Wednesday, February 8, 2012 at the MethodistMedical Center. Jeanie was born on August 17, 1926 in Anderson County to the late Eli and Ina Beets Bolinger. She was a member of Clear Branch Baptist Church. Jeanie loved working with flowers in her yard, and spending time with her family and friends. Jeanie is preceded in death by her husband Burrell Alan Davis, and her brother, Harley Bolinger.
Sons                           Gary Davis                                                                 Knoxville
                                    M. DeWayne Davis & Wife Joyce                           Knoxville
Sister                          Emily Davis                                                                Norris
Grandchildren            Kelly Ann Davis                                Baton RougeLa.
                     Kristin Davis Simpson                         Birmingham, Al.
                     Lauren Elizabeth Davis                        KnoxvilleTn.
Great grand daughter   Ella Kate Simpson                         Birmingham, Al.
Visitation : 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Sunday, February 12, 2012 at Clear Branch Baptist Church in Lake City.
Funeral Service: 1:00 PM Monday, February 13, 2012 in the Hatmaker Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Randy Norton officiating.
Interment: To follow the funeral service at Leach Cemetery in Lake CityTennessee.
You may also view Jeanie’s guestbook at
Hatmaker Funeral Home, Lake CityTN in charge of arrangements.
Helen Olivia Billingsley
Helen Olivia Billingsley, 83, passed away at the Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge on February 9, 2012. Miss Billingsley was born on March 26, 1928 in Lake CityTennessee. She was a member of theLake City United Methodist Church. She spent the last six years as a resident of Summit View of Lake City. The thing that brought her the most joy was receiving pictures and hearing stories about her great nieces. Helen is preceded in death by her parents, Bessie Sue and JC Billingsley, brothers, Glen, Hoyle, and Gene Billingsley, and nephew, Bradley Billingsley.
Sister                          Cynthia and Husband Melvin Edmonson                                       St. Louis, MO
Nephews                    Greg Edmonson                                                                                St. Louis, MO
                                    Kerry Edmonson                                                                               PortlandOR
Niece                          Melody Sorensen                                                                              SeattleWA
Great Nieces             Maggie Edmonson                                                                           St. Louis, MO
                                    Marina Sorensen                                                                              SeattleWA
                                    Maya Sorensen                                                                                 SeattleWA
                                    Margo Sorensen                                                                               Seattle,WA                             
Brother                       Marvin Billingsley                                                                              Lake City, TN
Nephew                      Scott Billingsley                                                                                 Knoxville, TN
Great Nephew           Andrew Billingsley                                                                             Knoxville, TN
Graveside Services will be held on Saturday, February, 11, 2012 at 11:00 AM at Mt. Zion Baptist ChurchCemetery in ClaxtonTennessee with Rev. Tom Byrge officiating.
You may also view Olivia’s guestbook at
Hatmaker Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.