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Update: Death investigation now classified as a homicide case

The death of a Williamsburg man, whose body was found inside a building near the Tennessee state line late Monday morning, has now been ruled a homicide. Whitley County Coroner Andy Croley pronounced Billy Ray Lawson, 45, dead at 12:22 p.m. Monday from multiple sharp force...
Posted On 11 Feb 2019

Victim identified in Monday death investigation

A Williamsburg man, who was found dead inside a building only a few hundred yards from the Tennessee state line, has been identified but so far police are releasing few other details about the case. The victim has officially been identified as Billy Ray Lawson, 45, of...
Posted On 11 Feb 2019

Jimmy Wayne Calton

Jimmy Wayne Calton, 57, of Jellico, TN, passed away Wednesday February 6, 2019 at Baptist Health Corbin in Corbin. He was born May 26, 1961 in Jellico, TN, to the late Hugh Calton and the late Lou Webb Calton. Along with his parents he is preceded in death by two brothers,...

William Michael Bridges

William Michael Bridges, 48, of Elk Valley (Pioneer), Tennessee passed away Friday, February 8, 2019 at his home. He was born December 1, 1970 in Lafollette, TN. Michael was preceded in death by his father, William “Bill” Bridges; sister, Sherry Ann Bridges. He is survived by his...

Jimmy Lay

Jimmy Lay, 58, of Williamsburg, passed away Thursday, February 7, 2019 at Baptist Health Corbin. He was born June 21, 1960 in Jellico, Tn. to Hattie Starrett and the late Levi Lay. Along with his father he was preceded in death by three brothers; Eugene Lay, Romie Lay, Levi Lay...

William “Bill” Jones

William “Bill” Jones, 73, of Williamsburg, passed away Monday, February 4, 2019 at his home. He was born January 31, 1946 in Williamsburg, to the late Dorrel Jones and the late Lillian Strunk Jones. Along with his parents he is preceded in death by his mother-in-law and...

Betty Lou Monhollen Freeman

Betty Lou Monhollen Freeman, 75, passed away Wednesday, February 6, 2019, at her home in Corbin. She was preceded in death by her husband, Michael Freeman; her parents, Isaac and Maude Monhollen; and eight siblings. She is survived by her children, Danny (Suzie) Faulkner, Johnny...

Connie Ann Pitcher

Connie Ann Pitcher, 60, of 13th Street, Hamilton, OH departed this life on Sunday, February 3, 2019 at Bradford Place in Hamilton, OH. She was born on April 3, 1958 in Corbin, to Clinton West and Bonnie Nell (Meadors) West. She is survived by a son, Anthony Joseph Pitcher II...

Glen “Curtis” Storms

Glen “Curtis” Storms, 59, of Woodbine, departed this life on February 5, 2019, surrounded by his family at Baptist Health Corbin. He was born October 13, 1959, to the late Vestle Storms and Minnie Storms. Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Allen...

Jason Tackett

Jason Tackett, 40, of Sparta Township, Michigan formerly of Williamsburg, passed away Monday, February 4, 2019 in Casnovia, Michigan. He was born November 7, 1978 in Taylor, MI to Muriel Patterson and the late Johnny Tackett. He is survived by two daughters, Breanna Tackett of...