Obituaries From The Fentress Courier July 22 Edition

Atkinson, Evadean537Evadean Atkinson

Evadean Atkinson, better known as “Granny Dean”, age 92, of the Banner Springs Community, passed away Wednesday, July 15, at her home.

Mrs. Atkinson is survived by sons, Wendall Atkinson and wife, Cindy of Crossville, Dennis Atkinson and wife, Kaye of Banner Springs, Ben Atkinson of Clarkrange, and Ronnie Atkinson and wife, Julie of Clarkrange; daughters, Joyce Braden of Galion, OH, Faye Harville and Bob Taylor of Monterey, Doris Atkinson of Banner Springs, Karen Little and husband, Lee of Clarkrange, Retha Davidson of Deerlodge, TN, and Joella Clark and husband, Phillip of Banner Springs; sisters, Norma Jean Henry of Chattanooga, Wanda Goss of Crossville, and Carolyn Caruthers of Crossville; thirty-three grandchildren; forty great-grandchildren; twenty-eight great-great-grandchildren; and one great-great-great-grandchild.

Mrs. Atkinson was preceded in death by parents, Lee H. and   Minta Jones; husband, Hershel P. Atkinson; sons, Randall Atkinson, Danny Atkinson, and Lonnie Atkinson; daughters, Annabelle Martin and Reba LaRue; four brothers;  three sisters; three grandchildren;  and one great-great-granddaughter.

Funeral services were held Saturday, July 18, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. at the South Chapel of Mundy Funeral Home with Bro. Buddy Edwards officiating. Burial followed in the Spring Chapel Cemetery. Grandsons served as pallbearers.

The South Chapel of the Mundy Funeral Home of Clarkrange, Tennessee was in charge of services.

Pfleiderer, Bertha 7-14-15Bertha W. Pfleiderer

Bertha W. Pfleiderer, age 85, of Galion, Ohio, passed away Tuesday, July 14, 2015 at home unexpectedly after a short illness, lovingly surrounded by family.

Born September 20, 1929 in Fentress County, Tenn., the daughter of Joe and Tilda (Cook) Beaty, she was the oldest of 17 children.  Bertha married Richard W. Pfleiderer on April 10, 1948 and they enjoyed nearly 54 years together until his passing on March 14, 2002.

She moved to Galion in 1946 where she worked as a seamstress for the former Stratbury Manufacturing Company and worked hard on the farm with her husband Richard.  Bertha was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Crestline.  She was a devoted wife, mom and grandma.  Her quick witted sense of humor will be missed.

She is survived by children, Ruth Ann (Fred) Pasheilich of Lexington, Linda (Tom) Cowen of Galion, Garry (Karen) Pfleiderer of Galion and Sherrie (Jerry Cotsmire) Pfleiderer of Crestline; grandchildren, Lori (Brad) Ross, Steve (Jennifer) Pasheilich, Michael Johnson, Kelly Small, Brittany (Jason) Bland, Sarah (Andy) Creswell and John (Leslie) Cowen; 18 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband she was preceded in death by infant daughter, Sharon Kay Pfleiderer.

Funeral services were held  Friday, July 17, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. at Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes, 218 South Market St., Galion, Ohio 44833, with Pastor Diana Seaman officiating. Burial followed in Fairview Cemetery in Galion.

Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church in Crestline in care of the funeral home.

Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes in Galion, Ohio was honored to serve the family of Bertha Pfleiderer, and condolences may be made to them at

sweat, carlCarl Sweat

Carl Sweat, age 88, of Nashville, TN, passed away Sunday, July 12, 2015.

Mr. Sweat was born on October 5, 1926, in Lafollette, TN, to Hugh and Nola Sweat. Mr. Sweat’s family moved to Grimsley, TN when he was a child.

Mr. Sweat proudly served in the military for WWII, Korean and Vietnam Wars. He was in the Navy during WWII, the Air Force during the Korean War and Vietnam War, and retired in 1977 as SSGT. During his time in the Air Force he received extensive training, and assignments, and with that he excelled to be one of the top air craft mechanics in the world. He trained thousands of men to work on air craft.

He was scheduled to graduate from Clarkrange High School in 1944, but times were hard, and financial problems forced Carl’s father to go to Ohio to work to provide for the family. Carl was taken out of school in the 6th grade to go with his father to work, too. Without getting his diploma it left a void in his heart for years.

On October 4, 2013, with the help of the Fentress County Board of Education, Mr. Jones and Mr. Tinch, Clarkrange High School Principal, Mr. Walker, Vice Principal, Mrs. Jones, Mr. Sweat was surprised, and presented an honorary high school diploma from Clarkrange High School. He received a standing ovation from the student body, ROTC and family members who witnessed the event. “Mr. Sweat has been a credit to this school and community through his accomplishments and outstanding service to his country. He honors us by being here today and accepting this token of our appreciation and admiration,” said Mr. Walker.

In the last few months of his life Carl trusted Christ as his personal savior, which has brought great comfort to his family.

He is survived by his children, Emma (Larry) McElroy, of Franklin, TN, Julia (Chris) Steppee, of Hendersonville, TN, Carlotta (David) Lee, of Springfield, TN, Belinda (James) McClure, of Hendersonville, TN, and Sonya (Josh) Gibson, of Bon Aqua, TN; ten grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren, and one on the way; numerous nieces; and cousins.

Carl was preceded in death by his parents, Hugh and Nola Sweat; brother, Ralph Sweat; and sister, Loretta Eller.

A graveside service was held Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at the Roanoke Cemetery with Bro. Micah Dunford officiating. Family members served as pallbearers.

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