Obituaries For The Week Of November 8, 2017

Margaret Cravens

Margaret Cravens, age 73 of Jamestown, TN passed away Saturday, October 28, 2017 at Tennova Healthcare of Jamestown.

Mrs. Cravens is survived by sons, Ritchie Cravens & wife, Deborah, Johnny Cravens & wife, Lisa, Jerry Cravens & wife, Tammy and Rick Cravens & wife, Helen; daughters, Rebecca Cravens & boyfriend, Lynn Cooper, Janice Piner, and Patricia Hinds & husband, Donald; brothers, Ward Beaty & wife, Odean, David Beaty, and Jerry Beaty & wife, Louise; sisters, Dean Fletcher & husband, Gary, Peggy Delk & husband, Dwayne and Nancy Kington; sixteen grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren; special friends, Peggy Gunter, Libby Brown, and Abbie Crabtree.

Mrs. Cravens was preceded in death by husband, Roy Ray Cravens; parents, Haskell and Odell Beaty; grandson, Tanner Ray Cravens; sisters, Bonnie Norris and Carol Gunter.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at Mundy Funeral Home with Bro. Rick Cravens and Bro. Mark Tipton officiating. Burial followed in the Fentress Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers included Anthony Delk, Randall Beaty, Chris Gunter, Scott Owens, Darrell Cravens, Michael “Bubba” Dorris. Honorary pallbearers included Dwayne Beaty, Brandon Cravens, David Choate, Wayne Choate, Gerald Choate, Roy Lee Cravens, David Cravens, Keith Fletcher, Kenny Fletcher, Kim Fletcher, Roger Norris, O’Neal Norris, and Brian Cravens.

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

Hobert Crouch

Hobert Crouch, age 91, of Jamestown, TN passed away Thursday, November 2, 2017 at Tennova Healthcare-Jamestown.

Mr. Crouch was born November 9, 1925 in Pall Mall, TN. He worked in automotive car parts.

Mr. Crouch is survived by wife, Betty L. (Blankenship) Crouch; step-daughters, Barbara Weaver & husband John, and Kathy Goad;  step sons, Merril Crouch & wife, Marilyn and Larry Crouch; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other family and friends; special niece, Jackie LaRue; special friends, Randy and Teresa Poe and special nurse, Linda Cravens.

Mr. Crouch was preceded in death by son, David Crouch; step-son, Carl Lee Little; father, Virgil Crouch; mother, Berzillia (Evans) Crouch, brothers, Dennis Crouch, Earl Crouch, and Darwin Crouch; sisters, Hattie Abbott, Rose Crouch, Nora Maxfield, Floy Price, and Nadine Fox.

Funeral services were held Saturday, November 4, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at Jennings Funeral Homes Chapel with Bro. John Mullinix officiating. Military Service at graveside provided by American Legion Post 137 at Sharp Place Cemetery. Pallbearers included Larry Goad Jr., David Weaver, Randy Poe, Daniel Brewer, John Weaver, and Merril Crouch.

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

Gladys Marie Doss

Gladys Marie Doss, age 68 of Jamestown, TN passed away Monday, October 30, 2017 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

Mrs. Doss was born May 3, 1949 in Allardt, TN. She was a homemaker.

Mrs. Doss is survived by sons, Ken Howard & wife, Barb, Tom Doss & wife, Kathy and Steve Doss & wife, Kim; grandchildren, Nina Marie Howard, Tyler Doss, Chad Doss, Brianna Doss; great-grandchildren, Koti Lei Howard and Kolton Howard; brother, Jimmy Howard & wife, Jackie; sister, Nellie Rich & husband, Gene; special friends, Shirley Adkins, Lisa Rich, and Cas Huffman; and a host of nieces, nephews, other family and friends.

Mrs. Doss was preceded in death by husband, Issac “Shell” Doss; father, Lindsey Howard; mother, Clara (Smith) Burdette; and sister, Gladola Huffman.

Funeral services were held Thursday, November 2, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Jennings Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Steve Cook officiating. Burial followed in the Frogge Chapel Cemetery in Pall Mall, TN. Pallbearers included Ken Howard, Steve Doss, Ray Maynard, Gary Doss, Jamie Brown, Jim Howard, and Jim Doss. Honorary pallbearers were Layne Doss and Nellie Rich.

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

Rev. Arthur Dee Hall

Funeral services for Rev. Arthur Dee Hall, age 62, of Clarkrange, Tennessee, were conducted on Friday, November 3, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home. Rev. Johnny Phillips officiated. Interment followed in the Campground Cemetery.

Rev. Hall was born on April 15, 1955 in Crossville, Tennessee, to the late Sammy and Violet Miller Hall.

Rev. Hall passed away on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at the Standing Stone Care and Rehabilitation Center in Monterey.

Rev. Hall was a minister for over 30 years, ministering last at Words Of Life. He was an Arborist, owning Hall’s Tree And Landscaping.

He is survived by four daughters, Phoebe (John) Wilson of Cookeville, TN, Elizabeth (Joshua) Hamilton of Oak Ridge, TN, Lilly (David) Wilson of Deltona, FL, and Esther Hall of Jamestown, TN; two sons, Samuel Hall of St. Louis, MO and Arthur Hall III (Tamra) of Monterey, TN; seventeen grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; three sisters, Jacqueline Hoover of Hanging Limb, TN, Kathleen (Donny) Phillips of Lebanon, TN, and Darlene Charlton of Monterey, TN.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two daughters, Samantha and Kelly; three sons, Jason, Steven, and John Thomas; and ten sisters and brothers.

In lieu of flowers, the family request memorials be given to the funeral home to help with funeral expenses.

A guest register may be signed at www.gofffuneralhome.som.

D.M. Goff Funeral Home, Inc. of Monterey, Tennessee was in charge of the services.

Wiladean Rema (Overstreet) Hall

Wiladean Rema (Overstreet) Hall, age 92, of Cookeville and formerly of Clarkrange, TN passed away Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at Bethesda Healthcare in Cookeville, TN.

Mrs. Hall was born December 28, 1924 in Fentress Co. She was a homemaker.

Mrs. Hall is survived by son, Jerry Hall & wife, Clata; ten grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; sisters, Shirley Bowen and Mattie Lou Click; twin sister, Geraldine Copeland; and brother, Willard Overstreet & wife, Oleta.

Mrs. Hall was preceded in death by husband, Herman R. Hall; daughter, Brenda Hall Jones; sons, Freddie, Ronnie and Don Hall; father, Estel Claude Overstreet; mother, Minerva Asberene (Kennedy) Overstreet; sisters, Eunice Powell, Edith Ryan and Doreen Parker; brothers, Eugene, Edsel, Jimmy, Junior, Buddy and David Overstreet.

Funeral services were held Sunday, November 5, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at Jennings Funeral Homes-Clarkrange Chapel with Pastor Dean Patton officiating. Burial followed in the Clarkrange Cemetery in Clarkrange, TN. Pallbearers included Martin Spears, Thomas Jones, Greg Hall, Devin Hall, Tommy Copeland, Chris Copeland, and Willie Hall.

The family is extraordinarily appreciative of the love and care given to Wiladean over the last nine years at Bethesda Healthcare Center in Cookeville, TN.

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

Jose “Joe” Juan Pitones

Jose “Joe” Juan Pitones, 83 years old, was born in, Fresnillo, Zacatecas, Mexico.  Jose went to be with the Lord on Monday, October 30, 2017, after a period of illness.

Jose is preceded in death by his father, Trinidad Pitones; mother, Rosa Maria Pitones Segura; brothers, Jesus Pitones, Federico Pitones, Feliz Pitones; and sister, Consuelo Pitones Lopez.

He is survived by his wife, Maria Juana Pitones; son, Reynaldo Pitones (Janie); daughter, Rosie Pitones-Dunasky (Jeff) and adopted son, Eben Norman (Rosemarie); grandchildren, Kesley Betancourt, Keyanna Betancourt, Kaylene Betancourt, Ashley Pitones (4), Ansley Pitones (Phillip) (3), Eli Pitones (3), Catalina Dunasky, Jeffrey Dunasky Jr., Christianna Dunasky and Joseph Dunasky.

Jose spent his years doing what he loved, farming.  To a certain extent, staying busy and working were his hobbies.  He was a hard-working man who came to the United States in 1956 under the Bracero Program of 1942. He was grateful to have the opportunity to work hard for the American Dream and did so until he retired from farming in 1995.  His passion for working and achievement was second to his absolute love for his grandchildren and of course…pets.  Oh, how he loved animals.

To the community in and around Rio Hondo, our family extends to you a heartfelt appreciation for the friendship, kindness and love you showed our father throughout his life, but especially during the last few years and months of his life.  All the acts of kindness and visits you paid to ensure he knew he was loved means the world to us.  We are filled with gratitude with all the people that paid a visit to him while he was in the hospital.  Your conversations made him smile and brightened his days.  A special word of gratitude to our friends who played the role of extended family in helping to care and look after Jose.  We love you and thank you: Eben & Rosemarie, Gerald & Diane Gusler, Grebil & Natalie Oyuela, and Berta & Trinidad Galvan.

Honored to serve as pallbearers were Rey Pitones, Eli Pitones, Eben Norman, Jeff Dunasky, Jeff Dunasky Jr., David Saldivar, Grebil Oyuela and Hector Garza.

Visitation was held on Thursday, November 2, 2017 from 12:00 noon to 9:00 p.m. with a rosary at 7:00 p.m. at Thomae Garza Funeral Home in San Benito, Texas.

Funeral Mass was held at 1:00 p.m. at St. Helens Catholic Church and burial followed at Mont Meta Memorial Park in San Benito, Texas.

You may sign the online guestbook and send words of comfort, flowers, or sympathy cards to the family of Jose Pitones at www.thomaegarza.com.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the care of Thomae-Garza Funeral Directors and Crematorium, 395 S. Sam Houston, San Benito, Texas, (956) 399-1331.

Billy Joe Smith

Billy Joe Smith, age 71, of Fentress Co., passed away Sunday, October 29, 2017 at Generations Center of Spencer.

Mr. Smith was born March 10, 1946 in Clarkrange, Tennessee. He worked in maintenance at a youth camp.

Mr. Smith is survived by wife, Gayla (Clark) Smith; daughters, Heather Pritchett & husband, Lynn and Honey McAnally & husband, Terry; granchildren, Taylor McAnally & wife, Chelsea, Charleston Pritchett, Tucker McAnally, Carrington Pritchett; brothers, Speedy Smith and Jimmy Smith & wife, Marcia; sisters, Lula Bell Moore & husband, Don and Gennell Bauman & husband, Richard.

Mr. Smith was preceded in death by father, Charles Smith; mother, Martha Christine (Inman) Smith; and sister, Corena Smith.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. at Jennings Funeral Homes-Clarkrange Chapel with Taylor McAnally & Garry Clark speaking. Military service at graveside provided by American Legion Post 137 and burial in the Jonesville Cemetery in Clarkrange, TN. Pallbearers included Taylor McAnally, Garry Clark, Dylan Ritchie, Alec Ritchie, Doug Clark, and Dee Cooper. Honorary pallbearers were Charleston Pritchett, Tucker McAnally, and Carrington Pirtchett.

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

Madeline (Cravens) Taylor

Madeline (Cravens) Taylor, age 81 of Monterey, passed away Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at Standing Stone Care & Rehabilitation.

Mrs. Taylor was born February 15, 1936 in Wilder, Tennessee. She was a medical radiologic tech.

Mrs. Taylor is survived by husband, David Taylor; sons, Garry Taylor & wife, Julie and Dan Taylor & wife, Debbie; three grandsons; one granddaughter; two great-grandsons; brother, J.O. Cravens & wife, Linda; sister, Dean Elmore.

Mrs. Taylor was preceded in death by son, Larry Taylor; father, James O. Cravens; mother, Alpah (Lee) Cravens; sisters, Ruby Cross, Betty Stone, and Evelyn Smith; brothers, Bill Cravens and Warren Cravens.

Funeral services were held Saturday, November 4, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Jennings Funeral Homes-Clarkrange Chapel with Pastor Shawn Hinds and Pastor David Adams officiating. Entombment in the Clarkrange Cemetery in Clarkrange, TN. Pallbearers included Greg Taylor, Brian Randall, Joe Cravens, Matthew Bense, Bryce Bense, and Jacob Bense.

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