Obituaries For The Week Of December 6, 2017


Henry Harlan “Casey” Crabtree, age 76, of Pall Mall passed away Sunday, November 26, 2017 at his home.

Mr. Crabtree is survived by wife, Irene Crabtree; three daughters, Virginia Stephens and husband Johnny, Marilyn Cravens Crabtree and Tina Wright and husband Greg; son-in-law, Chucky Cravens; three sisters, Barbara Watson, Jennie Brewster and Bernice Stockton and husband Raymond; seven grandchildren, Tim, Clinton, Stacy, Eric, Josh, Jacob and Kayla; thirteen great-grandchildren; special nieces, Teresa Copeland and Belinda Winningham (The Biggins); and special friend, Joey Williams.

Mr. Crabtree was preceded in death by parents, Raymond and Alma Crabtree; brother, Jimmy Crabtree, sister, Julie Asberry, brothers-in-law, Duffield Watson and William Brewster; and nephew, Gage Watson.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. in the Chapel of Mundy Funeral Home with Bro. Craig Waters and Bro. Bradley Bowden officiating.  Burial followed in the Terry Cemetery.  Active pallbearers included Tim Crabtree, Clinton Stephens, Stacy Stephens, Eric Stephens, Josh George and Jacob Wright.  Honorary pallbearers included Joey Williams and Ronnie Stockton.

Mundy Funeral Home of Jamestown, Tennessee was in charge of services.


Mr. Roger Delk, 69, of Jamestown passed away Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at Tennova Healthcare – Jamestown.

Mr. Delk was born September 26, 1948 in Jamestown, Tennessee. He was in hardware/retail sales.

Mr. Delk is survived by four brothers, Ronnie Delk and wife Diane, Charles Robin Matthews, Nicky Matthews, and Leonard Matthews and wife Shelia; aunt, Edath Marie Watkins; friend, David Teasley; and a host of nieces, nephews, and other family and friends.

Mr. Delk was preceded in death by his mother, Clara (Delk) Matthews; and  grandparents, Clarence and Vannie Delk.

The family has chosen cremation with a memorial service to be held at a later date.

Jennings Funeral Homes of Jamestown, Tennessee was in charge of services.


Hazel Dortha (Hooten) Ledbetter, 98, went to be with Jesus Saturday, December 2, 2017.

Mrs. Ledbetter was born July 10, 1919 in Jamestown, Tennessee. A long time resident of Muncie, where she was well known for her open door and generous heart.

Mrs. Ledbetter was first and foremost a Minister of the Gospel. An awesome mom and wife.

Mrs. Ledbetter is survived by four sons, Edward Jackson Ledbetter (wife Nancy)  Clarksville, Tennessee; Jerry R. Ledbetter (wife Georgia)  Muncie, Indiana; William Roger Ledbetter (wife Ella Mae)  Jamestown, Tennessee and Balem Dale Ledbetter (wife Dianna) Cookeville, Tennessee; two daughters, Frances Jo Harrell (husband Russ) Georgia, and Polli Ann Craft (husband Jimmy) Mississippi; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Ledbetter was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Balem Caster Ledbetter; two daughters, Claudia Nowanda Ledbetter and Bonnie Gail Ledbetter Booher and her parents.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, December 8, 2017, 12:00 p.m. at the Jennings Funeral Home 414 N. Main St. Jamestown, Tennessee 38556.

Visitation will be held at the Jennings Funeral Home on Friday morning from 10:00 a.m. until service time. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be made to the family in care of

Jennings Funeral Home of Jamestown, Tennessee is in charge of services.


Michele Denise (King) Human, age 48 of Grimsley, passed away Sunday, November 26, 2017 at her home.

Mrs. Human was born April 18, 1969 in Jamestown, TN.  She was a homemaker.

Mrs. Human is survived by husband, Phillip Human; son, Denton Human; daughters, Sarah and Jordan Human; mother, Linda (Rains) King; brother, Michael King; father-in-law, Tommie Human and wife Patricia and a host of nieces, nephews, other family and friends.

Mrs. Human was preceded in death by father, Don King; and mother-in-law, Ella Jean Cottle.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. in the Clarkrange Chapel of  Jennings Funeral Home with Bro. Buddy Edwards officiating. Pallbearers included Nathan Smith, Hershel Human, John Travis King, Joshua Norris, Steven Smith, and Brandon Human.

Jennings Funeral Homes of Clarkrange, Tennessee was in charge of services.


Gary Rains, age 71, of Pall Mall, passed away Thursday, November 28, 2017 at Tennova Healthcare of Jamestown.

Mr. Rains was born June 19, 1946 in Pall Mall, TN.  He was a Strip Mine Inspector for the U.S. Department of Interior.

Mr. Rains is survived by wife, Becky (Garland) Rains; mother, Avadean (Walker) Rains; daughter, Heather Rains Harvey and husband Chris; son, Troy
Douglas Rains and wife Beth; eight grandchildren, Kendall, Kelli and Gavin Harvey, Landon Grea Rains, Miranda and Lauren Harding, Mathew Slaven and wife Abi and Brandon Slaven; two great-grandchildren, Liam and Logan; two sisters, Sharon Hayes and husband Jimmy and Sheila Rains; brother, Gregory “Smokey” Rains and wife Kay; father-in-law, Alvin Garland; sisters-in-law, Sandy Hammer and husband Russ, Nancy McDonnell and Sherry Garland; and a host of nieces, nephews, other family and friends.

Mr. Rains was preceded in death by father, Grea L. Rains; mother-in-law, Anne Garland; and brother-in-law, Donald Lindquist.

Memorial visitation was held Sunday, December 3, 2017 at the children’s home in Jamestown, TN.

Jennings Funeral Home of Jamestown, Tennessee was in charge of services.

Harley Howard Sutton, Sr.

Harley Howard Sutton, Sr., DVM, 94, passed away Wednesday, November 22, 2017 in his home in Jamestown, TN.  He grew up in Aurora, IN and was the son of the late George S. and Mary Tandy Sutton.

An Army veteran of WW II, he served with the last Horse Squadron, the 129th Cavalry.  He was a graduate of Michigan State Veterinary School. In July of 1949 he married Davona “Davy” Williams in San Francisco, California. That same year he began his veterinary career in Lexington, KY working  in equine practice with Dr. D.L. Proctor.  In 1957 he joined Dr. Ed Taylor and established Central Kentucky Veterinary Center in Georgetown.  He served as president of the KY Veterinarian Medical Association that same year.  In 1970 he built Central Kentucky Veterinarian Center.  Sutton was named, “Outstanding KY Veterinarian of 1971” He was passionate about his profession and often mentored young veterinarians.

Sutton’s love of horses began at an early age and continued throughout his life.  He loved gardening, wood-working, sailing and was an active member of the Wildcat Investment Club, Spokes and Spurs Driving Club and enjoyed UK basketball. While living in Georgetown, he was an elder at First Presbyterian Church and later attended Mt. Horeb Presbyterian Church.  At the age of 71 he retired from his practice. In 2006 he and Davy moved to Jamestown, TN to live closer to their son, H and daughter-in-law Kaki.  He attended First Baptist Church of Jamestown.

Mr. Sutton is survived by his children, Sherrie (Steve) Bryant, Collinsville, VA; George F. (Sara) Sutton, DVM, Georgetown, KY; Harley H. (Kaki) Sutton, Jr, DVM, Jamestown, TN; Claire (Tim) Upshaw, Kingsport, TN; grandchildren, Jennifer Bryant Brown, Jeffrey Bryant, Tandy Sutton Repass, Ellen Sutton Cole, Daniel Sutton, Drew Sutton, Morgan Sutton Stone, George C. Sutton, Julie Upshaw Hanks, Bryan Upshaw and Amy Upshaw; and 23 great grandchildren.

Mr. Sutton is preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Davy, infant daughter, Wendy and two brothers, Carroll T. Sutton and John L. Sutton.

Funeral services were held Saturday, December 2, 2017 in the Chapel  of Johnson’s Funeral Home. Memorial may be made to Central Kentucy Riding for Hope, 4185 Walt Robertson Rd., Lexington, KY 40511.

Jamestown Area AA Meeting Schedule

The Jamestown Group of Alcoholics Anonymous have announced their 12 Step Meeting Schedule.  They will meet at 201 Fairgrounds Rd.:

Friday, 7 p.m., AA