Obituaries Published in January 26th Editon

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JAMES RONALD PHILLIPS

James Ronald Phillips, 64, of Oneida, passed away Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at his home. He was born June 9, 1952 in Scott County to the late Clyde Phillips and Genetta Honeycutt Phillips.

He had professed a hope in Christ at an early age.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Clyde Phillips and Genetta Honeycutt Phillips.

Survivors include his son, James Anthony Phillips; special friends: Jill Watters, Zora Cotton, Adam and Cindy Daugherty, Jim "Lackey" Laxton, Butch Rowe, Carol Hamblin, Ruthie Mullett, Norma Jean Potter, Paula Bridges, Amy Best, Tommy and Loretta Lloyd, Kasie Sexton and Refeard and Sandy Powell; many other special friends including his riding buddies.

Funeral services were conducted Friday, January 20 at 7 P.M. in the Chapel of Four Oaks Funeral Home in Oneida with bro. Robert King and bro. James H. "Jim" Laxton officiating. Music was provided by Steve Lambert, Doris Potter and Gail Seven.

Graveside services were held Saturday, Janaury 21 at 10 A.M. at the Troxell Cemetery.

Pallbearers were: Anthony Phillips, Adam Daugherty, Butch Rowe, Jody Taylor, Dewayne Kidd and Stacy Sexton.

Honorary pallbearers were: Stewart Bilbrey, Joey Losey, Phillip Marcum, Jeff Acres, Mike Acres, Rick King, Willie DeBord, Daniel Blevins, Donnie Sexton, Steve Lambert and Greg Edwards.

In lieu of flowers, family requests donations be made to: James Ronald Phillips Memorial Fund, c/o Four Oaks Funeral Home, Inc., P.O. Box 5484, Oneida, TN 37841.

You may light a candle tribute in his honor by visiting www.fouroaksfuneralhomes.com.

Four Oaks Funeral Home of Oneida was in charge of the arrangements.

ESTEL LEE KIDD

Estel Lee Kidd, 88, of Oneida, passed away Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at Oneida Nursing and Rehab Center. Born on August 9, 1928 in Scott County, he was the son of the late James and Ellen Litton Kidd.

Estel was of the Baptist faith and was a Korean War Veteran.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Fonnie Terry Kidd; three sisters, Ruby Blevins, Opal Neeley, Bessie Keifel; and one brother, Arthur Kidd.

Survivors include his children, two sons, Dennis Kidd and wife, Melinda, of Oneida, Dewayne Kidd and wife, Brenda, of Harriman, daughter, Merita Kidd of Oneida; stepson, David Terry of Oneida; sister, Wilma Monroe of Hamilton, Ohio; brother, Carmel Kidd and wife, Beverly, of Elizabethtown, KY; 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends.

Graveside services were held Friday, January 20 at 1 P.M. at the Black Oak Cemetery beside the Leatherwood Baptist Church with bro. Glenn Leffew officiating.

Pallbearers were Mr. Kidd's sons and grandsons.

You may sign the online guest book at www.jonesandsonfh.net.

Jones & Son Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

MELISSA (MISSY) LYNN SMITH

Melissa (Missy) Lynn Smith, 48, of Oneida passed away January 17, 2017 at her home.

Melissa was a member of the Lighthouse Church of God in Armathwaite. She loved all children and was very passionate about her profession as a teacher's aide at Burchfield Elementary.

Survivors include her husband, Doug Smith; children: Logan and wife, Amanda, Holly Sexton and husband, Mark, and Heather Smith; grandchildren: Victoria, Kiley, Makayla, Brooklyn, Karaliena, Zaygan, Tessleigh, and Zaltana; parents: James and Josephine Phillips; one sister: Monica; one brother: Leonard; mother and father-in-law: Weltha and Milford Smith; sisters-in-law: Sheila Johnson and husband, John, and Sheri Elliot; and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were conducted Sunday, January 22 at 3 P.M. in the Chapel of West-Murley Funeral Home with bro. Charlie Golden and bro. Kelvin Young officiating.

Graveside services were held Monday January 23 at 1 P.M.

You may sign the online guest book at www.westmurleyfh.net.

West-Murley Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

MAGGIE HELLEN BYRD JEFFERS

Maggie Hellen Byrd Jeffers, 91, of Oneida, passed away Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at Oneida Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was loved and will be missed by her family.

Maggie was a member of the Fairview Baptist Church. She was employed for 25 years at the Lafollette Imperial Shirt Factory as a cuff setter. She enjoyed sewing, quilting, ceramics, and her family. She also loved shopping and jewelry. Though only 5'1", Maggie never met anyone that could outwork her. She was strong, feisty, and fierce. Those attributes helped her meet the challenges of life and devotion to her family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry Byrd and Maude Ella Chambers Byrd; siblings, Wilby Perkins, Carmie Byrd, Cassie Acres, Nora Adkins, Fletcher Byrd, and Cora Arwood; first husband, Hestle Jeffers, and second husband, Segal Jeffers.

Survivors include her son, Hurstle Jeffers and wife, Treva Massengale, of Salt Lake City, Utah; daughter, Sue Smith, and husband, Muril, of Oneida; four granddaughters, Becky Harwood and husband, Scott, of Salt Lake City, Utah, Regina Leeds and husband, Steve, of Oneida, Pam May and husband, Jimmy, of Oneida, Melisa Jeffers and husband, Dan, of Salt Lake City, Utah; eight great-grandchildren, Michael Harwood and wife, Erica, Jennifer Erkkila and husband, Brad, Megan Shaffer and husband, Jason, Samantha Harwood, Hannah Leeds, Jordan Leeds, Amanda May, Brittany May, Henry Olsen, and Caroline Olsen; six great-great-grandchildren, Jonas Harwood, Bethany, Canyon, and Asher Erkkila, Dani and Thia Shaffer; and many other family and friends.

Funeral services were conducted Saturday, January 21 at 2 P.M. in the Chapel of West-Murley Funeral Home with bro. David King and bro. Muril Smith officiating.

Interment followed in the Hazel Valley Memorial Cemetery.

Family and friends served as pallbearers.

You may sign the online guest book at www.westmurleyfh.net.

West-Murley Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

JOSEPH P. ADKINS

Joseph P. Adkins, 89, of Bloomington, formerly of Huntsville, TN, passed away Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at Golden Living Center. He was born on February 24, 1927 in Huntsville. He was the son of the late Nelson and Alma (Collins) Adkins.

Joseph joined the United States Navy, where he became a Seaman First Class during World War II. He served on several vessels during his tenure, which included the USS Pensacola, USS Coos Bay, and USS Pine Island. Following the war, Joseph assisted with the de-militarization of Japan. Joseph was honorably discharged on July 13, 1946.

Joseph worked as in electronics manufacturing and engineering for RCA in Bloomington. Following his retirement from RCA, he worked for the American Red Cross for over 15 years, delivering blood to hospitals between Bloomington and Louisville several times a week. He was a member of Sherwood Oaks Christian Church and loved playing music with his guitar, banjo, and dulcimer. He enjoyed reading and learning about electronics, engines, science, and math. He taught basic electronics at Hoosier Hills Vocational Schools and volunteered with the Junior Achievement non-profit organization.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and sister, Violet Sturgeon.

Survivors include his son, Donald (wife, Cynthia) Adkins; daughters, Dina (husband, Stephen Finnerty) Adkins and Jodi (husband, Steve Woods) Adkins; grandchildren, April Adkins, David (wife, Emily) Adkins, Sarah (husband, Bill Francis) Finnerty, and Ian Finnerty; great-grandchildren, Heather and Cordelia Harlow; sister, Janet Chaffin, and several nieces and nephews.

A military service for Joseph was held Saturday, February 18 at 11 A.M. at Allen Funeral Home and Crematory, 4155 S. Old State Road 37, Bloomington.

You are invited to share a memory or leave an online condolence to the family at www.allencares.com

Allen Funeral Home and Crematory was in charge of the arrangements.

CHERYL TAYLOR

Cheryl Taylor, 66 of Oneida passed away Friday, January 20, 2017 at Cumberland Village in Lafollette.

Ms. Taylor was preceded in death by her parents, Curtis Taylor and Dorothy Bovard Taylor.

Survivors include her daughter, Telina Jones; siblings, William Booth and wife, Phyllis, Carolyn Pinkston, James Taylor and wife, Joann, John Taylor and wife, Beth; grandchildren, Ricky Grogan, Chelsea Weaver, and Celeste Jones; great-grandchildren, Owen and Colt Weaver; and many nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews.

Ms. Taylor's wishes were cremation.

You may sign the online guest book at www.westmurleyfh.net.

West-Murley Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

SHARON LOU TERRY McGUIRE

Sharon Lou Terry McGuire, 66, of Helenwood passed away Friday, January 20, 2017 at Tennova Medical Center in Powell. She was born March 11, 1950 in Scott County to Sylvia Grider Terry and the late General Floyd Terry.

Sharon was a Member of the Helenwood Baptist Church.

In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by brothers: Bethel Terry and Chuck Terry; sister: Wanda Smith.

Survivors include her husband, Gary McGuire; daughter: Wendy McGuire Chambers and husband Jason; grandchildren: Kody Chambers, Kasey Chambers, Kaleb Chambers, Brooke Berger and Lindsay Berger; great-grandchildren: Clayton Chance Duncan and Eveleigh Duncan; mother: Sylvia Grider Terry; sister: Carol Ann Sizemore; several nieces, nephews, family and friends.

The family will receive friends for visitation Thursday, January 26 from 6 P.M. until time of funeral services at 8 P.M. in the Chapel of Four Oaks Funeral Home in Oneida with bro. Roger Cecil officiating.

Graveside services will be Friday, January 27 at 10 A.M. at the Daniel Memorial Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

You may light a candle tribute in her honor by visiting www.fouroaksfuneralhomes.com.

Four Oaks Funeral Home of Oneida is in charge of the arrangements.

VERLIN RAY CROSS

Verlin Ray Cross, 79 of Robbins passed away Friday, January 20, 2017 at Methodist Medical Center in Oak Ridge with his wife and family by his side. Born in Scott County on June 2, 1937, he was the son of Avie and Rozella Allen Cross

He was a member of the Black Creek Crossroads Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents, Ray was preceded in death by daughter, Debra Lowe; grandson, Jonathan Lewallen; great-grandchildren, Braydon Shown, Zachariah Shown; sisters, Shirley Yawn, and Dinah Lewallen; and brother, Jay Cleadon Cross.

Survivors include his wife, Edna Bowling Cross; sons, Tim Lewallen and wife, Merietta, of Oneida; Kenneth Cross and wife, Ruby, of Robbins and Bobby Cross of Robbins; 15 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; siblings, Merita Brady and husband, Dennis, of Eatonton, Georgia, Marie Hughett and husband Robert of Robbins, Junior Cross and wife, Pam, of Lake Wales, FL., Curtis Cross and wife, Nelda, of Lake Wales, FL., Richard Cross and fiancée Joann of Robbins; and many special nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, January 25 at 2 P.M. at the Black Creek Crossroads Baptist Church with bro. Ed Sieber and bro. Jerry Byrd officiating. Music was provided by bro. Ed Sieber and sis. Susan Braden, and the Black Creek Crossroads Choir.

Interment followed in the Black Creek Crossroads Cemetery.

Pallbearers were: Kenneth Cross, Tim Lewallen, Marcus Lowe, Curtis Blackburn, Joshua Cross, and Shane Lewallen.

Alternate pallbearers were: Cory Beckworth, Cody Hughett, and Lucas Lowe.

You may sign the online guest book at www.westmurleyfh.net.

West-Murley Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

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