Jeanette Shepard, LaFollette

Jeanette Shepard, born November 24, 1939 in LaFollette, TN, passed away Sunday, March 26, 2017. Jeanette attended LaFollette High School and worked at Levi Strauss and Company until she retired. She was a loving mother, grandmother and friend who enjoyed 77 wonderful year of life and lived it well.

She is preceded in death by her son, Alan Shepard; mother, Sadie Young Davenport; father, Eddie Gillard, Sr.; brother, Jack Davenport; sister, Mary Emma Jackson; son-in-law, Curtis Hedgepeth, Sr. and brother-in-law, Floyd Allen.

Left to cherish her memory

Daughters: Phyllis Hedgepeth, Nashville, TN

Eugenia Foster

Sadie Jeanell Shepard

Vivian (Ernest) Hartsell, all of Knoxville

Grandchildren and Great-grandchildren

Sisters: Georgia Mae Allen, Detroit, Mich

Victoria (Glen) Paris

Brothers: James (Shirley) and Charles Davenport

Bobby (Mildred), John (Joyce), Robbie and Eddie Gillard

A host of other family, friends, and special friends

Friday, March 31, 2017, the family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with funeral to follow at Fern Street Baptist Church at 121 Fern Street, Knoxville, TN 37914. Pastor Gregory Sawyer, officiant and Pastor Dexter Jordan, eulogist.

Interment will take place on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 10 a.m. at Highland South Cemetery where a white dove release will conclude the service. Flowers may be delivered to the church the day of the service. Professional arrangements entrusted to Patton Funeral Home, Brian L. Buckmon, LFD 1-800-824-8283.

Courtesy of Cross-Smith Funeral Home, LaFollette, TN

About Jim Harris

Jim Harris has been WYSH's News & Sports Director since 2000. In addition to reporting local news, he is the play-by-play voice for Clinton High School football, boys' and girls' basketball and baseball. Catch Jim live weekdays beginning at 6:20 am for live local news, sports, weather and traffic plus the Community Bulletin Board, shenanigans with Ron Meredith and more on the Country Club Morning Show on WYSH & WQLA. Jim lives in Clinton with his wife Kelly and daughter Carolina, his mother-in-law and cats Lucius and Oliver.

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