Dear Bev - Might I suggest that you call the Cocke County Courthouse (located in Newport) - the phone number for the "Records and Archives Department" is 423-456-3023.
I have found that local Public Libraries are very helpful - contact information for the Stokely Memorial Library (in Newport) is 423-623-3832.
I could only find one newspaper in Newport - "Newport Plain Talk"; contact info is 423-623-6171. You could call and ask if they were in business in 1925, and if not, perhaps they could tell you what newspaper would have had articles about this matter.
I found your GEORGE W WEBB on the findagrave.com website - his memorial # is 48948915. He is buried in the Dunn Cemetery in Newport.
I hope this information helps you find out the answer! Sincerely, Melinda