Oliver Springs Alderman and Former Roane County Commissioner Passes Away

A former Roane County commissioner and Oliver Springs city councilman has passed away. James W. Brummett was 77 years old. He opened James Brummett Insurance in 1989 and is still family-owned and operated today. Over the years, he served on the Oliver Springs Town Council and the Roane County Commission. He was elected to the Roane County Commission in 2006 and was elected as the chairman for three terms. He started his current term on the Oliver Springs Town Council in 2021 and was also the Vice-Mayor of the City of Oliver Springs. He was a proud resident of the City of Oliver Springs and recently donated a portion of the land for the site of the new Oliver Springs Academy. The family will receive friends Monday, December 11, from 4 until 7 p.m. at Premier Sharp Funeral Home. Funeral service will follow at 7:00 pm in the chapel of the funeral home with Pastor Barkley Mincer and Pastor John Justice officiating. Graveside service will be held on Tuesday, December 12, 2023, at 2:00 pm at the Oliver Springs Cemetery.

About Brad Jones

Brad is the Owner/Operator of BBB TV 12, and has been with the company since August of 1996. Brad is a 1987 graduate of Coalfield High School and a 1995 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Communications. He won the 1995 broadcast production student of the year award. Brad worked at Shop at Home, Inc. a home shopping network that was located in Knoxville, TN from 1993 - 1995 and then at Via TV (RSTV, Inc.) from 1995 - 1996. After some freelance work in Nashville, Brad joined the BBB Communications staff in August of 1996. A short stint at WVLT TV as a news photographer was in 2001, but he continued to work at BBB TV as well. Brad is married to Nicole Jenkins Jones, a 1990 graduate of Oak Ridge High School, who works at Oak Ridge Gastroenterology and Associates in Oak Ridge. They have 3 kids, Trevor Bogard, 27, Chandler 22, and Naomi 13. On December 12, 2013 they welcomed their first grandchild, Carter Ryan Bogard. Brad is also the assistant boys basketball coach at Coalfield High School for the past 11 years. In 2013-14 the Yellow Jackets won their first district title since 1991 and just the 4th in school history.

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