TOP PHOTO: This is home known as the La Follette House, and it is also called Glen Oaks. The home sits on South Indiana Avenue.

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – A descendent of Grant La Follette, founder of La Follette, Tennessee, has died.

Bobby Murray died last Wednesday, Oct. 12. Murray was the grandson of Grant and Minnie Hoath La Follette and most recently lived at Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

Grant, along with his older brother Harvey, founded La Follette around 1890 when they purchased 37,000 acres. La Follette was incorporated in 1897. The City celebrated its 125th anniversary earlier this year.

A private interment for Murray will be held in the LaFollette family plot on the west end of the city at Woodlawn Cemetery. Cross-Smith Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Robert “Bobby” Mason Murray III, was 51 years old. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 10/17/2022-6AM)