Obituaries For The Week Of November 15, 2017



Judy Marie (Brown) Cooper, age 69, of the Shirley Community, passed away Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at her home.

Mrs. Cooper was born September 4, 1948 in Jamestown, Tennessee.  She was a factory worker.

Mrs. Cooper is survived by husband, Ray Cooper; daughter, Kellye Crabtree and husband  Robert; two sons, Steve Hull and wife Sasha and Jordan Cooper and wife Megan; eight grandchildren, Kiersten, Avery, Emma, Aubree, Kennedy, Mercedes, Raelynn and Harper; mother, Betty Allred; and sister, Sandra Pennycuff and husband Nevins.

Mrs. Cooper was preceded in death by father, Chester Ray Brown; mother-in-law, Billie Ray (Pennycuff) Cooper; father-in-law, Kelly Cooper; sisters-in-law, Linda King and Drema Cooper; and brother-in-law, Ralph Conatser.

Funeral services were held Thursday, November 9, 2017 in the Chapel of Jennings Funeral Home with Bro. Randy Smith officiating.  Burial followed in the Fellowship Cemetery.  Pallbearers included Nevins Pennycuff, Robert Crabtree, Matt Pennycuff, Rod Conatser, Gary Cooper and Dave Bledsoe.

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


Willie E. Cooper, age 73, of Jamestown, passed away Sunday, November 5, 2017 at his home.

Mr. Cooper was born October 9, 1944 in Jamestown, Tennessee.  He was a poultry factory worker.

Mr. Cooper is survived by two sons, Bobby Cooper and wife Doris and Billy Cooper and wife Carrie; three grandchildren, Suzana Cravens and husband Stanton, Blake Cooper and Cody Valentine and wife Katelyn; two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Kathy Arms and husband Robert and Martha Denton and husband Dickie; two brothers, Rocky Cooper and wife Sue and Scott Bledsoe and wife Rhonda; sister-in-law, Debbie Anderson and husband John; step-father, Deck Bledsoe; and a host of other family and friends.

Mr. Cooper was preceded in death by wife, Sue (Vaughn) Cooper; son, Willie Lee Cooper and fiancee Lora Ann Brannon; mother, Stella Bertie (Conatser) Bledsoe; father, Jonah Cooper; sister, Wanda Smith; brother, Bobby Cooper; mother and father-in-law, Orel and Artha Vaughn; two sisters-in-law, Kay McDonald and husband Henry and June Stephensw; and brother-in-law, Bill Vaughn.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Jennings  Funeral Home with Bro. Micah Dunford and Bro. Sammie Dunford officiating.  Burial followed in the Franklin Cemetery.  Pallbearers included Kyle Denton, Doug Hunt, Stoney Hunt, Gary Hunt, Bryce Smith, Tim Rich and Jonathan Anderson.  Honorary pallbearers included Mike Pennycuff and Mike  Stewart.

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


Carolyn Cravens, age 61, of Grimsley, passed away Sunday, November 5, 2017 at Tennova Healthcare-Jamestown.

Mrs. Cravens was born December 7, 1955 in Monterey, Tennessee.  She was a homemaker.

Mrs. Cravens is survived by husband, Benny Cravens; son, Benny Cravens, Jr. and wife Lori; daughter, Christy Cravens; one granddaughter, Amber Key; sister, Marsha Ramsey and husband Wayne; sister-in-law, Betty Bennett and husband Larry; brother-in-law, Dallas Cravens and wife Lisa; cousin, Barbara Rose and husband Roger; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and other family and friends.

Mrs. Cravens was preceded in death by father, Noel Guffey; mother, Beatrice (Roberts) Guffey; grandparents, Granville and Laura Mae Roberts and Nelson and Fannie Guffey; father and mother-in-law, Van and Joyce Cravens; uncle and aunt, Clell and Veatrice Wilson.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. in the Clarkrange Chapel of Jennings Funeral Home with Bro. Greg Jenkins officiating.  Burial followed in the Phillips Cemetery in Hanging Limb, TN.  Pallbearers included Benny Cravens Sr., Benny Cravens Jr., Larry Bennett, Wayne Ramsey, Jeremy Ramsey and Blake Bennett.

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


Diana Frederick, age 49, of Jamestown, passed away Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at Tennova Healthcare-Jamestown.

Mrs. Frederick was born April 21, 1968 in Lexington, Kentucky.

Mrs. Frederick is survived by two daughters, Crystal Frederick and Vanessa Norris and husband Tim; son, Steven Crawford; two grandchildren, Evelyn Lucille Norris and Christopher David Wayne Norris; two brothers, Alvin Frederick and Robert “Bobby” Frederick; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and other family and friends.

Mrs. Frederick was preceded in death by mother, Georgia Brashear; and father, Alvin Lee Frederick.

The family has chosen Cremation.

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


Mr. Guy Parker, age 58, of Jamestown, passed away Thursday, November 9, 2017 at Tennova Healthcare of Jamestown.

Mr. Parker is survived by brother, Glen Parker and wife Charoon; three sisters, Trula South and husband Jerry, Susie Terry and husband Ricky and Carrie Parker; special niece, Melissa Richardson; special nephew, Mitchell Parker; and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.

Mr. Parker was preceded in death by parents, Odes and Cora Parker; three brothers, Bradley Parker, Glayton Parker and Lansford Parker; two sisters, Chloa Patterson and Leah Lowis Parker; and one infant brother.

Funeral services were held Sunday, November 12, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Mundy Funeral Home with Bro. Vernon Smith officiating.  Burial followed in the Potter Cemetery.  Pallbearers included Anthony Parker, Mitchell Parker, Samuel Parker, Michael  Conatser, Bo Anderson, Levi Fields, Bobby Patterson and Travis Smith.

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


Mr. Kelly R. White, 46, of Johnson City, Tennessee passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, November 7, 2017 in his home after a long illness. Kelly was born in Johnson City, to Angela Hopson White Sheehan of Johnson City and Daniel R. White of Allardt, Tennessee. Kelly struggled bravely and mightily for many years dealing with mounting health issues.  So, for Kelly, Timothy 4:7 is most appropriate; “I am already being poured out like a drink offering, and the time of my departure is at hand. I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. From now on the crown of righteousness is laid up for me, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will award to me on that day”. After a long and brave struggle, Kelly has been poured out and his day has finally come. Kelly is now, finally, without fear and pain and is resting peacefully in the arms of a loving and forgiving God.

Kelly attended Science Hill High School but graduated from York Institute High School in Jamestown, Tennessee in May, 1989. Kelly was a self-taught computer and information technologist. He worked in Information Technology technical and customer services for many years in Atlanta, GA; Jacksonville, FL; and Washington, D.C. He was working for Verizon Wireless in Elgin, IL when his disability finally caused his retirement in 2012.

Kelly was a kind, generous and loving person whose heart was too tender for this world. He was a loving and caring older brother that did all he could do for his family and his friends. He loved music, especially film scores, and movies. He was a good photographer which was the source of many Christmas presents to his family and friends. He enjoyed warm sunny days and loved watching the wildlife that came to the yard. He served as a group leader, counselor and mentor to others struggling with the same issues he fought so bravely for so long.

Kelly is survived by: his mother, Angie Sheehan and Step-father, Tim Sheehan of the home; his father, Daniel White and Step-mother, Susan White of Allardt; brother, Joseph White and his wife Laura and their children, John, Ben, Daniel, Nicky, Ryder and Hunter; brother, Gabriel White and his wife Heather; brother, I.J. White; sister, Emily Cook and husband Justin and their children, Connor, Naomi, Lyla, Maura and Ava; sister, Anna White and special friend Brockston Cooper; maternal grandmother, Marie Hopson; aunts, Carolyn McNeely and Billie Harrison; uncles, Jerry Hopson and wife, Tina, Barry Hopson, and Doug Hopson; great-aunts, Mary Shirley and husband Bud and Dorothy Ingram and husband Robert; many cousins. Kelly is also survived by very special friends, Mary Kay Bearden of Telford, TN; Julieta Nieves and a goddaughter, Isa of Schaumburg, IL; and Cindy Hendler of Elgin, IL.

 Kelly was preceded in death by: his maternal grandfather, J.H. Hopson; paternal grandparents, David White and Eva Edwards; step grandparents, Gaston and Janet Garrett; uncles, D.L. White, and Bennie White (wife Marsha); and his aunt, Carol Harris.

The family of Kelly R. White will receive friends from 2 to 3 PM Saturday, November 11, 2017, in the Morris-Baker Funeral Home. The funeral service will follow at 3 PM Saturday with Rev. Kenneth Grindstaff officiating. Honorary pallbearers will be Joseph White, Gabriel White, I.J. White and Justin Cook.

Flowers are appropriate. If you wish to make a memorial contribution, the family requests that they be made to either the Johnson City Haven of Mercy or the St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

Memories and condolences may be sent to the White and Sheehan families via Morris-Baker Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, is serving the White and Sheehan families. (423) 282-1521