Obituaries From Fentress June 26 Edition

Artema Virginia Ashley071VIRGINIA ARTEMA ASHLEY

Virginia Artema Ashley, age 82, of Jamestown, passed away Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at her home.

Mrs. Ashley was born January 16, 1931 in Fentress County, Tennessee.  She was a homemaker.

Mrs. Ashley is survived by four daughters, Janice Copeland and husband Johnny and Patricia Ashley both of Jamestown, Valrie Reagan, and Retta Reagan and husband Steve of Byrdstown; eight grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; sister, Edith Batie; and a host of nieces, nephews and other family and friends.

Mrs. Ashley was preceded in death by husband, Everette Ashley; father, James Gunter; mother, Esther (Stephens) Gunter; grandson, Chad Reagan; son-in-law, Ronnie Reagan; and four brothers, Clyde Bowden, George Gunter, Andrew Gunter and James Gunter Jr.

Funeral services were held Friday, June 21, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. in the Chapel of Jennings Funeral Home with Bro. Earl Sweat officiating.  Burial followed in the Fentress Memorial Gardens.  Active pallbearers included Chandler Norman, Tim Sullivan, Gabriel Duncan, Billy Joe Turner, Mark Turner, Tommy Reagan and John Copeland.  Honorary pallbearers included Chad Reagan, Steve Reagan and Johnny Copeland.

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