Obituaries For The Week Of January 31, 2018


Jackie W. Delk, age 57 of Jamestown, passed away Monday, January 22, 2018 at Tristar Centennial Medical Center.

Mr. Delk was born January 19, 1961 in Elyria, Ohio.  He was a truck driver.

Mr. Delk is survived by wife, Vanessa (Ford) Delk; four daughters, Scarlett Delk, Desarae Arnold, Sabrina Insco and Jacklyn Delk; son, Jackie Delk Jr. and wife Orlinda; step-son, Andre Terry; eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild; three brothers, J.C. Delk, Clyde Delk Jr. and Tom Delk; two sisters, Pat Lackey and husband Hoyt and Mashailla Golden and husband Charles; and father-in-law, Brice Ford and wife Colleen.

Mr. Delk was preceded in death by daughter, Charlotte Delk; former wife, Sarah Delk; father, Clyde Delk; mother, Darlene (Bowmer) Delk Martin; brother, Bob Delk, nephew, Bobby Delk and sister-in-law, Donna Delk.

Funeral services were held Friday, January 26, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Jennings Funeral Home with Bro. Charlie Golden, Bro. Donnie Douglas and Bro. Larry Potter officiating.  Burial followed in the Light House Church of God Cemetery in Mt. Helen, TN.  Active pallbearers included Andre Terry, Bryan Golden, Charles Golden Jr., Landon Gunter, Jeremy Brewster, Willis Fouts and Gary Owens.  Honorary pallbearers included Stephen Golden, Ryan Golden and Tommy Delk.

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


Sammy Qualls, age 71 of Decatur, TN, formerly from Jamestown, passed away on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at Grace Healthcare of Decatur, TN.

Mr. Qualls was born October 13, 1946 in Jamestown. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War. He was a Heavy Equipment Operator.

Mr. Qualls is survived by daughter, Aren Jewell Qualls of Deer Lodge, TN; grandchild, Lilly Marie Hull; twin sister, Polly Q. Wade and husband Gene of Decatur, TN; brother, Keith Qualls and wife Becky of Hendersonville, TN and other family members and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Duran and Ellene (Brown) Qualls; and brother, Ronnie Qualls.

Funeral services were held Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. at Jennings Funeral Home Chapel in Jamestown.  Bro. Tommy Duncan officiated. Burial followed in the Speck Cemetery in Overton County. Military Service at Graveside provided by American Legion Post 137. Pallbearers included Joe Swafford, Dwayne Qualls, Troy Qualls, David Qualls, Robert Qualls, Ed Qualls, Greg Qualls, Danny Pilkey and Jason Wade.

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


Olive W. (Anderson) Roysden, a 40 year resident of Selma, IN flew away to be with Jesus on January 24, 2018. She was born in Scott County, TN on April 12, 1919 and lived the majority of her amazing 98 years in Jamestown, TN.

Olive was best known for her kindness and generosity. She loved cooking, canning, sewing, quilting, gardening and spending quality time with her family. She wanted to make sure everyone who entered her home felt welcomed as if they were family and was offered a good meal.

She is survived by 6 children, Chester Anderson (Carol), Mary Lou Roysdon (Clarence), Ann Gooding Coon (John), Carol McCloud, Bertha Cooper (Mark), and Betty Peckinpaugh (Greg).  She is also survived by many grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by 3 sons, Grover Anderson, Archie Anderson and John Anderson (Clara) and 1 daughter, Nora Slaven.

Olive had a lot of love to give to everyone she knew especially her children and her grandchildren. Family was the most important and precious thing in the world to her. In particular her daughter and granddaughter, Bertha and Kati Cooper, respectively, who dedicated many years of their lives to her care, and shared a unique and special bond with her.

Visitation was held at Parsons Mortuary in Muncie on Friday, January 26, 2018 from 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral services were held in Jamestown, TN at Jennings Funeral Home with visitation on Sunday, January 28, 2018 from 2 to 6 p.m. and Monday, January 29, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.  Funeral at 12 Noon on Monday with burial following.

A celebration of her life will be held in April around her 99th birthday in Muncie.

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



Linda Sue Barnett Voiles, age 63, of Cookeville formerly of Allardt, passed away Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

Mrs. Voiles was born May 21, 1954 in Muncie, Indiana.  She was a billing clerk with Buckeye Home Medical Equipment and was a member of Life Church.

Mrs. Voiles is survived by husband, Michael C. Voiles of Cookeville; daughter, Angela England and husband Ryan of Cookeville; son, Allen Voiles and wife Nicole of Cookeville; four grandchildren; one great-grandson; sister, Lisa Smith and husband Richmond of Jamestown; brother, David Wayne Barnett and wife Debbie of Jamestown; mother-in-law, Gladys Brown of Allardt; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Voiles was preceded in death by parents, Homer Clayton and Betty Jean Garrett Barnett; sister, Pamela Jean Smith; and two brothers, Jerry Clayton Barnett and James Edward Barnett.

Funeral services were held Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Goff Funeral Home with Rev. Dr. Greg Voiles officiating.  Burial followed in the Sand Springs Memorial Gardens.

Goff Funeral Home of Monterey, Tennessee was in charge of services.

William Randall “Bill” Wood

William Randall “Bill” Wood, age 56 of Jamestown, passed away Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at this home.

Mr. Wood is survived by wife, Selena Wood; son, Adam “Wood” Burgess; parents, Harless and Roberta Wood; sister, Karen Cottrell and husband Lonnie; brother, Kenneth Wood and wife Valerie; adopted little sister, Misty Hatfield and husband Larry; five nieces and nephews, six great nieces and nephews; special cousins, Richard and Tim; and a host of other family and friends.

Mr. Wood was preceded in death by grandparents, Oliver Cleveland and Florence Pollard Wood and Arthur and Gertrude Dodson Simmons, an unborn baby, several aunts, uncles and other family.

Funeral services were held Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Mundy Funeral Home with Bro. Brian Tompkins and Bro. Danny Wyatt officiating.  Burial followed in the Fentress Memorial Gardens.  Pallbearers included Dustin Melton, Don Melton, Theron Tevepaugh, Brandon Cook, Dwayne Dearmon, Steve Kerley, Jimmy Sweet and Gary Hatfield.

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