Jo Ann Adkins Thompson, 77, of Oneida, passed away July 8, 2013.

She was preceded in death by her mother and father, Bessie and Francis Adkins, and sister, Jean Linger.

She is survived by her husband, John Roy Thompson of Oneida; sister and brother-in-law, Shirley and Lawrence McCleary of Astor, Florida; brothers: Robert Adkins of Winfield, and Philip Adkins of Harrison; nephews: Chris Smith of Independence, Ky., Douglas Linger of Georgetown, Ky., and Michael Meadows of Jacksonville, Fla.; niece, Bonnie Beckman and husband Ed, of Mt Healthy, Ohio; and many other relatives.

She graduated from Lincoln Memorial University with a degree in nursing at the age of 42, and went to work as a nurse to supplement the family income. Her nursing career spanned many years having worked at the Scott County Hospital, Oneida Nursing Center, and for Dr. Leeds. She had a passion for knitting, crocheting and tailoring; was an avid student in the study of gem stones and loved designing jewelry; and was a talented painter with a fondness for still-life. She earned a brown belt in karate, preferred working in her flower garden to cooking in the kitchen, and enjoyed traveling around the world, especially in Israel. She enjoyed teaching a ladies Sunday school class at Bethlehem Baptist Church; was a member of the First Baptist Church-Oneida; and was a devoted follower of Dr. Arnold Murry.

She took great pride in maintaining the flower gardens at the Veterans of Foreign Wars post and worked hard as a member of the ladies auxiliary supporting our military veterans. She was given an award at the Memorial Day service for her years of dedication devotion, and was also a big supporter of the Oneida Senior Citizens Center.

Memorial service was conducted July 12, in the chapel of Jones and Son Funeral Home, with Richard Robbins officiating. Music was provided by Allen Martin. Committal service followed at Adkins Cemetery.

Jones and Son Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

 

TOBEY TOMPKINS

Tobey Ryan Tompkins, 18, passed away suddenly July 13, 2013, as the result of a car accident.

Funeral arrangements were incomplete as of press time Tuesday. A complete obituary will be printed in next weekís edition of the Independent Herald.

Four Oaks Funeral Home of Huntsville has charge of arrangements.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FREEMAN WALKER

Latta Freeman Walker, 90, of Oneida, passed away July 13, 2013, at Cumberland Village in LaFollette.

Funeral arrangements were incomplete as of press time Tuesday. A complete obituary will be printed in next weekís edition of the Independent Herald.

West-Murley Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ROSIE WEST

Rosie Bowling West, 73, of Robbins, passed away July 13, 2013, at Signature Healthcare Center in Jamestown.

Born in Robbins, February 3, 1940, she was preceded in death by her parents, Dealice and Albie Harness Bowling; husband, C. V. West; grandparents: James and Dora Gibson Harness, and Virgil and Becky Bowling Kennedy; brothers: Willie, Frankie, and Dana Bowling; and step-children, Ronald and Jerry West.

She was a member of Black Creek United Baptist Church.

She is survived by her son, Duane Ray and wife, Ella, of the Deer Lodge community; step-children: Sue Riggs and husband, Gary, and Rick West, all of Indiana; grandchildren: Katelyn Ray, and Christopher Ray; great-grandson, Colten; sister, Mattie Bingham of Robbins; nieces and nephew: Marie Bingham, Amanda Henson, Crystal Bowling, and Michael Bowling; and many other relatives.

Funeral service was conducted July 16, in the chapel of Four Oaks Funeral Home of Huntsville with Bro. Troy Burchfield and Bro. Randall Kendall officiating. Music was provided by The Singing Hambys. Graveside service was to have been conducted 10 a.m., Wednesday, July 17, at Black Creek Crossroads Cemetery.

Four Oaks Funeral Home of Huntsville had charge of arrangements.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LOU WILLIAMS

Luther Charles (Lou) Williams, 88, of the High Point community, passed away July 11, 2013, at his home.

Born in Elgin, August 23, 1925, he was preceded in death by his parents, Charlie and Juanita Williams.

He was a veteran of the United States Navy, having joined at the age of 16, serving from 1943-46. He also served as a fireman, and was a Plank member on the USS Lexington. He was of the Baptist faith.

He is survived by his sons: Rick Williams and wife, Cheryl, of Idaho, Randy Williams and wife, Judy, and Jeff Williams, all of Seattle, Wash.; daughters: Carolyn and husband, Dennis, of Seattle, Wash., Patricia and husband, Terry, of Hawaii, and Ryla and husband, Ralph, of Arizona; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; special friends, Ruth Blevins and family of Huntsville; sisters: Betty and Johnny Brewster of Burrville, Anita Keeton, Becky and Billy Carson of Helenwood, Loretta and Gene Payne of Ky., and Wanda Henry of Elgin; brothers: Larry and JoAnn of Tex., Phillip and Margie of Ky., David and Charlene of Cleveland, and Terry and Barbara of Elgin; several nieces and nephews, and many other relatives.

Funeral service was conducted July 13, in the chapel of Four Oaks Funeral Home of Huntsville with Bro. Gary Wilkinson officiating. Music was provided  by the Trinity Kids Choir. Interment followed at McCartt Cemetery with full military honors conducted by American Legion Post #136 of Oneida.

Four Oaks Funeral Home of Huntsville had charge of arrangements.