- [S104] Cocke County, Tennessee, and its People, Cocke County Heritage Book Committee, (Walsworth Publishing, 1992), 286.
- [S24] The Newport Plain Talk, (http://www.newportplaintalk.com), 13 Jan 2006.
James (Monroe) Willis, age 63 of Newport went to be with his Lord Friday evening January 13, 2006 following a lengthy illness.
Monroe was a farmer and attended Parrottsville Memorial Church.
He was preceded in death by his wife Edna Caroline Mooneyham Willis; parents, James Wiley and Annie Mae (Banks) Willis; one sister and one brother also preceded in death; Viola Fox and Roy Willis.
Monroe is survived by his daughter, Lura Mae ‘Penny’ Willis of Newport; seven sisters and three brothers-in-law, Vista Walker of Del Rio, Kathleen and Deadward Toby of Bybee, Thelma and Hubert Jr. Hill of Del Rio, Beulah and Claude Grigsby of Del Rio, Rachel Fox also of Del Rio, and Lucy Messer of Del Rio and Jennette Young of Hendersonville, NC; three brothers, Paul Willis and Ephraim Willis both of Del Rio and UA Wills of Newport. Monroe will be missed by many dearly loved nephews and nieces and cousins and friends.
The family will receive friends Monday January 16, 2006 at Brown Funeral Home from 6-8 p.m.
Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday January 17, 2006 at 11 a.m. at Brown Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Eddie Frazier officiating. Interment will follow in Payne Cemetery in Max Patch, NC.
Brown Funeral Home has been honored to provide final arrangements for Mr. Janes (Monroe) Wills.
- [S147] Find a Grave, (Memorial: 77356475).
- [S58] Marriage Certificate.
Name: J W Willis
Event Type: Marriage
Event Date: 01 May 1921
Event Place: Cocke, Tennessee, United States
Spouse's Name: Anna Mae Banks