Mrs. Juanita (Epperson) Claiborne , age 86 of LaFollette went home to be with her Lord on Wednesday, December 14, 2022. She was a retired School Teacher, having taught 2nd grade at Jacksboro Elementary School for 33 years and was a long-time member of Fincastle United Methodist Church. She loved to garden, cook, and spend time with family and friends. Juanita and her Husband, Ralph would have been married 69 years on December 21. Preceded in death by her Parents, John and Bertha (Peavley) Epperson, Daughter, Cheryl (Claiborne) Liles, Father-in-law and Mother-in-law, Frank and Rachel (Siler) Claiborne, Sisters, Sylvia (Epperson) Claiborne and Ruby Mae Epperson, and Brother, Ernest Epperson.
Juanita is survived by her Husband, Ralph Claiborne; Son, Rick Claiborne and special friend, Janet Lindsay; Aunt, Irene Johnson, Son-in-law, David Lyles; Sisters-in-law, Fay Claiborne and Sara Epperson; Great next-door neighbors, Annie and Leon Caldwell; Friends in deed, Margaret Lindsay and Wilma Lindsay, and many other special friends and family. A special word of thanks to the current and former Amedisys workers who went above and beyond their normal duties to help Juanita (You know who you are!).
Funeral Services Saturday, December 17, 2022, 2:00 P.M. at Walters Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Judy Keller and Rev. Steve Evans officiating. Interment to follow at Fincastle Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 12:00 – 2:00 P.M. Saturday before funeral services. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to Fincastle Cemetery, 629 Old Middlesboro Hwy., LaFollette, TN 37766 or a charity of your choice. Walters Funeral Home of LaFollette is honored to be serving the family of Mrs. Juanita (Epperson) Claiborne.