Obituaries From The Fentress Courier April 16 Edition

Pamela York Buchanan


Pamela York Buchanan, age 52, of Morristown, passed away on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at her home.

Mrs. Buchanan was a partner of Arrowhead Church. Through faith in Jesus Christ she denied cancer for 15 years. Today she is home with Jesus.

Mrs. Buchanan is survived by her husband of 27 years, Nathan; son, Preston; mother and father, Phyllis and Jim York; sisters, Vivian Swift and Jennifer Litchford; brother-in-law, Mike Litchford; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Wilma and Joe Buchanan; sister-in-law, Sandy Buchanan; brother-in-law, David Buchanan; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Saturday, April 12, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at Mayes Family Services West Chapel with Rev. Richard Long, and Rev. Ben Shoun officiating. Burial followed at Jefferson Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Blvd, Houston, TX 77030, or Arrowhead Church, Prayer and Care Ministries, P.O. Box 14004, Morristown, TN 37814

Mayes Family Services of Morristown, TN was in charge of services.



Michael Stephen Conatser, 30, of Cheyenne, Wyoming went to be with the Lord on Monday, April 7, 2014 after having a massive heart attack in Cheyenne.

He was born July 3, 1983 in Aurora, Colorado and has lived in Cheyenne since 2002 with prior residence in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Michael owned Let’er Buck Marketing and Co-hosted a morning show, “Breakfast in the Bleachers” on KRAE radio.

He was a sports enthusiast and an avid fan of the Denver Broncos, Boston Bruins, Boston Red Sox, and the Boston Celtics as well as Notre Dame.

Michael is survived by his daughter, Lilyann Nicole Conatser of Cheyenne; parents, Michael B. and Lori Conatser of Cheyenne; sister, Sarah Conatser of Cheyenne; fiancé, Tina Ette of Cheyenne;  grandparents, Boyd and Marjorie Conatser of Tennessee; uncle, Stephen Scott Conatser of Tennessee; aunt, Paula Berger of Colorado; and numerous cousins and extended family.

Funeral services were held Saturday, April 12, 2014 at  10:00 a.m., at Wiederspahn-Radomsky Chapel.

Wiederspahn-Radomsky Chapel of Cheyenne, Wyoming was in charge of services.



Johnny “Red” Hall, age 64, of Jamestown, passed away Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at Cumberland House Hospice in Crossville, Tennessee.

Mr. Hall is survived by son, Dustin Hall and wife Kayla; three daughters, Honey Geer and husband Donnie, Gina Gammon and husband Troy and Tina Hall; three brothers, Danny Hall and wife Sue, C.L. Hall and wife Trish and Gary Gray; and six grandchildren.

Mr. Hall was preceded in death by parents, Casper and Reba Ramsey Hall; and brother, Wendell Gray.

Funeral services were held Friday, April 11, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at Mt. Gilead Methodist Church with Rev. Jim Gruber officiating.  Burial followed in the Spring Chapel Cemetery.  Pallbearers included Tommy Baldwin, Randle Criswell, Lance Criswell, Mark Hall, Kent Hall, Brent Hall, Sid LaRue and Travis Ramsey.

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



Gary Jackson Hull, age 70, passed away March 27, 2014 in Dayton, Ohio.

Mr. Hull is survived by two daughters, Jessica Hull and Tiffany Hull; son, Todd Boone; brother, E. Bradley Hull; sister, Gaytha D. Hull; two granddaughters; and cousins.

Mr. Hull was preceded in death by father, Obid J. Hull; mother, Ruby Cadie Smith; brother, Gill Dennis; sister, Mary Carrol Hull Barnhart; and many aunts and uncles.

Thank you to Mundy Funeral Home of Jamestown and pastor Raymond Phillips for officiating his services.

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


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Alma Zodell (Winningham) Hysell, age 72, of Jamestown, passed away Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at Signature HealthCARE of Fentress County.

Mrs. Hysell was born August 10, 1941 in Fentress County, Tennessee.  She was a homemaker.

Mrs. Hysell is survived by son, Clifton “Slugger” Campbell, Jr. and wife Sandy of Muncie, IN; father of her children, Clifton Campbell of Jamestown; fourteen grandchildren; twenty-four great-grandchildren; two brothers, Sager Lee Winningham and wife Orabell and Ridley Winningham and wife Lorie both of Jamestown; and four sisters, Shirley Bernard and husband George, Rosie Brady and husband Clarence and Carolyn Layman and husband Danny all of Muncie, IN and Marilyn Dobbs and husband Ricky of Monticello, KY.

Mrs. Hysell was preceded in death by father, Sager Woodrow Winningham; mother, Carrie (Crabtree) Lackey; two daughters, Portia Boggs and Melissa Brooks; son, Woodrow Campbell; great-grandson, Tyler Edward Campbell; and three brothers, Dave Winningham, Russell Winningham and Burt Winningham.

Funeral services were held Saturday, April 12, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Jennings Funeral Home with Bro. Bill Davis officiating.  Burial followed in the Spurlin Cemetery in Tinchtown, TN.  Pallbearers included Ryan Brooks, Christopher Upchurch, Kyle Campbell, Todd Campbell, Chad Campbell, Brian Campbell, Brandon Campbell and Sager Winningham.

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



Mark Allan Patton, at the age of 59, passed away to be with his Lord on Sunday, April 6th, 2014.

Though struggling with cancer for several years, Dr. Patton continued to teach his business courses at Howard Payne University with enthusiasm for both his students and subject matter. To family, friends, colleagues, and students he embodied the title of his book, Active Encouragement, being generous with authentic praise.

His love for his students and investment in his teaching was only exceeded by his love for his family. He was proud of his family’s achievements, faithfulness, and character. His home was truly his sanctuary.

Mark and his wife Lois taught business courses at colleges in Australia, Michigan, Indiana, and West Virginia, but he was especially thankful to work amongst a wonderfully supportive environment at Howard Payne University in Brownwood, Texas, the last five years of his life. Dr. Patton was a man of deep Christian conviction and enduring faithfulness.

Mr. Patton is survived by his beloved wife Lois; sons Ryan and James; daughters-in-law, Amanda and Kristin; grandsons, Timothy Mark and Liam Paul; and brothers, Stephen and Paul.

Mr. Patton was preceded in death by his parents, Caster and Dorothy Patton.

A family funeral will be held in Tennessee. In lieu of cards and flowers, the family has requested that gifts be made to HPU, PO Box 2369, Brownwood, TX 76804, in Dr. Patton’s honor.

Heartland Funeral Home of Early, Texas was in charge of services.


Flodena Harmon


Flodena Harmon Smith (70) won the victorious race, and went to be with our Lord and Savior on Monday, April 7, 2014.

She was born to the late Vance and Irene Harmon of Knoxville, TN on December 8, 1943. She is survived by her loving husband of 52 years, Rodney Smith. Flodena and Rodney made their home on their family farm in Jamestown, TN. She was an active member of the Roanoke Methodist Church.  She enjoyed spending time with others and never met a stranger.  To know her was to love her.

Flodena is also survived by her four children who were so blessed to call her mom: Rhonda (Rick) Phipps, Cathy (Steve) Hall, Pam (Dana) Taylor and David (Shannon) Smith.  She is also survived by her five grandchildren that were the light of her life: Amanda Taylor Mullinix (Tyler), Andrew Phipps, Kaitlyn Smith, Stevie Hall, and Kelly Smith. Flodena cherished having three loving siblings who truly adored her: Patsy Imogene Foust (Elmer), Betty Culvahouse (Joe), and Vance Harmon Jr. (Sarah) all of Knoxville, TN. She was surrounded by an extended family whom she held very dear, including: brother-in-law, Doctor Richard Doug Smith (Gaye) and children Missy Adkins (David) and Cory Smith; sister-in-law, Joan Maney (Michael); and her late in-laws, Earl and Auda Smith. Flodena also had many other special family and friends whom are too numerous to name but were treasured in her heart.

Funeral services were held on Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. in the Clarkrange Chapel of Mundy Funeral Home with Rev. Thad Collier and Bro. Dean Patton officiating, with interment in the Roanoke Methodist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers included Rick Phipps, Steve Hall, Dana Taylor, Cory Smith, Andrew Phipps, and Tyler Mullinix.  Honorary pallbearers included Dr. Doug Smith, Derek Choate, Elmer Foust and Joe Culvahouse.

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



Paul Allen Stephens, age 74, of Columbia, KY formerly of Jamestown, TN, passed away Sunday, April 6, 2014 at Taylor Regional Hospital in Campbellsville, Kentucky.

Mr. Stephens is survived by wife, Lillie Coomer Stephens; son, Paul Allen Stephens, Jr.; three brothers, Tommy, Harold and David Stephens; two sisters, Ruth Stephens and Doris Stephens; six step-children, Dennis Coomer, Patricia Coomer, Orlando, Fernando, Armado and Dorothea Lopez; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and special friends, Danny Hammond, Gordan Perkins and Raymond Loy.

Mr. Stephens was preceded in death by parents, Albert and Cora Findley Stephens; first wife, Hazel Stephens; three brothers, Roger, Stanley and Claude Stephens; and step-son, Dwayne Thomas Coomer.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Mundy Funeral Home with Bro. Ronnie Janes officiating.  Burial followed in the Spring Chapel Cemetery.  Pallbearers included Arnold Stephens, Jeff Stephens, Jr. Stephens, Burke Stephens, Jamie Stephens and Ricky Tabor.

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


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Ruth Taylor, age 87, of Clarkrange, passed away Sunday, April 6, 2014 at Cumberland House Hospice.

Mrs. Taylor was born March 3, 1927 in Blount County, Tennessee.  She was a homemaker.

Mrs. Taylor is survived by daughter, Wilma Jean Hall Bryan and husband Bill of Clarkrange; three sons, Rev. Gerald Lee Taylor and wife Jeana of Cookeville, George Kenneth “Ken” Taylor of Clarkrange and Richard Theodore “Teddy” Taylor of Jamestown; eleven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; brother, Robert L. Harmon of Maryville, TN; and two sisters, Prudy Harrison of Bungalow, TN and Mary Ellen Everett of Greenback, TN.

Mrs. Taylor was preceded in death by husband, Oda K. Taylor; father, George W. Harmon; mother, Mary Maggie (Lankford) Harmon; and three brothers, Arthur Lee Harmon, John J. Harmon and Carl Harmon.

Funeral services were held Wednesday,  April 9, 2014 at Clarkrange United Methodist Church with Bro. Ray Hartman and Bro. Howard Welch officiating.  Burial followed in the Clarkrange Cemetery.  Pallbearers included Bobby Taylor, Trent Taylor, Chris Taylor, Frankie Phillips, Roger Phillips, Jason Taylor, Richard Taylor, Tony Taylor, Cindy Brown, Kendra Taylor and Trina Taylor.


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Ogle Tinch, age 85, of the Tinchtown Community, passed away Thursday, April 10, 2014 at Life Care Center in Crossville, Tennessee.

Mr. Tinch was born March 28, 1929 in Fentress County, Tennessee.  He was a maintenance/hickory specialist.

Mr. Tinch is survived by wife, Carrie Lee (Bow) Tinch; son, Phillip Tinch and wife Rose; daughter, Rebecca Lee Greene; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; brother, Paul Tinch and wife Hazel; sister, Judy Flaughter; sisters-in-law, Juanita Tinch and Hulene Tinch; brothers-in-law, Wiley Bow and Shirley Bow and wife Eloise; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Mr. Tinch was preceded in death by father, Truman Tinch; mother, Ella (Blair) Tinch; sister, Marcie Sells and husband Earl; and four brothers, Leo Tinch and wife Lena, Donald Tinch, Ed Tinch and Ted Tinch.

Funeral services were held Saturday, April 12, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at Grimsley Church of Christ with Joe Masters and Foy Stover officiating.  Burial followed in the Tinch Cemetery in Fentress County.  Pallbearers included Joseph Littleton, Jonathan Littleton, Jason Littleton, Scott Bow, Hank Bow Jr., Lee Tinch, Steve Stephens and Donald Bow.

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

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