Obituaries From The Fentress Courier June 17 Edition

Frankie DelkScan-150615-0002Frankie J. Delk

Frankie J. Delk, age 84, of Jamestown, passed away Sunday, June 14, 2015 at her home.

Mrs. Delk was born April 14, 1931 in Jamestown. She was a seamstress.

Mrs. Delk is survived by son, David Delk and wife, Deborah of Jamestown; daughters, Maggie Wheaton and husband, John of Allardt, Carolyn Fordyce and husband, Chris of Charleston, SC, Debra Smith and husband, Mike of Louisville, KY, Barbara Vassar and husband, Chris of Sheffield Lake, OH, and Dawn Branim and husband, James of Allardt; seventeen grandchildren; thirty-nine great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; brother, Sammie Threet and wife, Blossom of Jamestown and sister, Dean Winningham and husband, Arnold of Jamestown.

Mrs. Delk was preceded in death by husband, Orien C. Delk; father, Ottis Threet; mother, Pearl (York) Threet; daughter, Janice Sebastian; two brothers, Hanford Threet and Shelby Threet; and two sisters, Patsy Konat and Betty Milashus.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. in the Jennings Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Don Padget officiating. Burial followed in the Franklin Cemetery. Pallbearers included James Branim, Gabe Smith, Travis Fordyce, Alex Vassar, Mike Deremiah, and Daniel Delk.

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

June Jones PicJune Jones

June Jones, age 86, of Jamestown, passed away Thursday, June 11, 2015 at Jamestown Regional Medical Center.

Mrs. Jones was born February 7, 1929 in Jamestown. She was a homemaker.

Mrs. Jones is survived by son, Chester Jones of Jamestown and a host of nieces, nephews, other family and friends.

Mrs. Jones was preceded in death by husband, Doyle Jones; father, William Enzely Hull; mother, Elizabeth (Gould) Hull; sisters, Evelyn Bollheimer, Stella Smith, Grace Taubert, Ruth Lewis, Elizabeth Hull, and Gladys Franklin; brothers, Cecil Hull, Cleo Hull, Hall Hull, Virden Voiles and Sharon Voiles.

Funeral services were held Sunday, June 14, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. in Jennings Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Sammie Dunford and Bro. Anthony Creselious officiating. Burial followed in the Taylor Place Cemetery in Jamestown. Pallbearers included Gerald Hull, Roger Garrett, Rick Crockett, Dewayne Jones, Rodney Jones, Gene Hull, Richard Hull, Craig Wheeler, Chuck Mayes, and Little Chet. Honorary pallbearers were Ben Franklin, Cecil Franklin, Claude Smith Jr., Darrell Jones, Jerry Gernt, Merle Jones, Gerald Randy Choate, Peggy Tomlinson, Jim Franklin, Casey Jones, Tony Gernt, Lanny Voiles, and Charles “Bill Bud” Franklin.

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

Bob Johnston-NewspaperDR. BOB JOHNSTON

COOKEVILLE-A Celebration of Life Service for Dr. Bower L. (Bob) Johnston, Jr., 72, a long-time resident of Cookeville, were held at 7 p.m. Monday, June 15 at Life Church in Cookeville. Pastor David Corley and Rev. Brent Johnston Jr. officiated.

Dr. Johnston died Tuesday, June 9, 2015 at Saint Thomas Hospital in Nashville.

Bob was born in Meridian, Mississippi, to the late Bower L. Johnston Sr. and Esther H. Johnston. After the family moved to Jackson, Mississippi, he began his sports career at Bailey Jr. High, where he played basketball and football and ran track. He then attended Murrah High School where he lettered for three years in all three sports.

At Murrah he played on state championship teams in basketball and track. An outstanding athlete, he won the 220-yard low hurdles in his junior and senior years, threw the shot put and discus, and ran the 220, 880 and mile relays. The state record set by the mile relay team in his senior year at Murrah remained unbroken for 20 years.

After graduating from Murrah, Bob received a football scholarship to Mississippi State University. He lettered for three years at MSU where he played end and was part of the team which competed in the 1963 Liberty Bowl in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Upon receiving a BS degree from MSU, Bob attended Florida State University where he received a doctorate in Physical Education. Returning to Mississippi State, he coached football for several years before joining the faculty at Tennessee Tech in Cookeville, where he met his wife, the former Anne Burnett. Anne and Bob were married in 1977 and spent 37 years together. He spent the remainder of this career at Tennessee Tech, teaching in the Physical Education department and serving as Chairman of that department for several years.

Bob was a true outdoorsman, spending time in the woods and enjoying all outdoor activities. He also liked antiquing, following Mississippi State sports and traveling. He was planning a trip to Hawaii which would have completed his goal of visiting all 50 states. Bob and his family attended Life Church in Cookeville.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his daughter, Heather Carico (Kevin); son, James Joseph Simpson Sr. (Jessica); grandchildren, Anneston Skylar Carico, James Joseph Simpson Jr. (Zoie), and Jeffrey James Simpson; and great-granddaughter Hunter Grace Simpson, all of Cookeville.

He is also survived by his brother and sister-in-law, Brent and Cynthia Johnston; nephews Brent, Jr., Bard, and Greg Johnston; and six great nephews, all of Madison, MS. He is also survived by his father and mother-in-law, Bud and Mary Nell Burnett of Jamestown, sisters-in-law, Jamie McGuire (Bill) of Florence, AL, Becky Atkinson (Don) of Allardt and several nieces and nephews.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Nashville, 2144 Fairfax Ave., Nashville, TN 37212 or Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, 2200 Children’s Way, Nashville, TN 37232.

Hooper Huddleston & Horner Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. (931)526-6111 You may share your thoughts and memories at

James Harold Lockhart

James Harold Lockhart, age 88, of Tipp City, passed away May 28, 2015 at Hospice of Miami County Inpatient Unit at UVMC in Troy.

He was born November 1, 1926 in Clarkrange, Tennessee to the late, Dr. Francis Joseph Lockhart and Pansy Pearl Conatser Lockhart. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Martha Joseph Lockhart; brothers, William Frank Lockhart and Charles Lydick Lockhart; sisters, Clella Imogene York, Carolyn Lunelle Ady, Doris Willeen Towns, and Frances Glenna Lockhart. Survived by a daughter, Connie Jo Lockhart Metzger and husband Bill; a son, James H. Lockhart Jr.; three grandchildren, William (Bill), Jeremy (Jerry) and Martha (Marti); eight great-grandchildren; a dear sister and brother-in-law, Jo Blan and Joe LaRue of Clarkrange, TN and dear brother, Arthur Eugene Lockhart of Berkley, MI; numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

Harold was special and dearly loved by many and is fondly remembered for his sense of humor. He became a licensed barber in 1950. He retired from Frigidaire in 1982 after 30 years. He was a WWII Army veteran and a life member of VFW Post 9582.

He was a beloved brother, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle, and friend. Many have shared with the family their love and respect for the kind and caring person he was. He will be sorely missed.

 A memorial service was held Monday June 8, 2015 at Newcomer Funeral Home, North Chapel, 4104 Needmore Rd, Dayton, Ohio with burial in  Maplehill Cemetery.

Allene Shaver

Allene Shaver, age 90, of Clarkrange, passed away Friday, June 5, 2015 at her home.

Mrs. Shaver is survived by son, Frankie Shaver of Clarkrange; daughters, Jean Copeland and husband, Billy of Clarkrange, Louise Templeton and husband, Coy of Clarkrange; granddaughters, Melissa Phillips and Michelle Jones; grandsons, Billy Copeland, Jr. and Coy Templeton, Jr.; eight great-grandchildren; sisters, Lorene Miller, Betty Miller and Freda Thompson of Clarkrange and Faye Roberson of Rinnie.

Mrs. Shaver was preceded in death by husband, Frank Shaver; parents, Lester and Mary Walker Key; brother, Lester Key, Jr.; and sister, Christine Atkinson.

Funeral services were held Monday, June 8, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. at the Mundy Funeral Home South Chapel with Bro. Gerald Phillips officiating. Burial followed in the Campground Cemetery. Pallbearers included Tyler Phillips, Bruce Miller, Terry Phillips, Eugene Matheny, Donnie Miller, Ricky Thompson, Jake Potter and Jasper Swallows.

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

Lorene VoilesLucille Lorene Voiles

Lucille Lorene Voiles, age 87, of Jamestown, passed away Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at Signature HealthCare of Fentress Co.

Mrs. Voiles was born September 21, 1927 in Winfield, TN. She was a homemaker.

Mrs. Voiles is survived by daughter, Sandra Tompkins and husband, Keith of Allardt; two sons, Tom Voiles and wife, Paula of Oneida and Lanny Voiles of White Bluff, TN; eight grandchildren, Alice, Andy, Chris, Brian, Brandon, Heather, Lance and Jeremiah; a host of great-grandchildren  and great-great-grandchildren; and sister, Irene Bridges of Allardt.

Mrs. Voiles was preceded in death by husband, Cecil Voiles; son, Nathan Voiles; father, Arthur Chitwood; mother, Hettie (Bridges) Chitwood; 2 sisters; and 2 brothers.

Funeral services were held Saturday, June 13, 2015 at12:00 p.m. in the  Jennings Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Ed Walker officiating. Burial followed in the Fellowship Cemetery. Pallbearers included Lance Voiles, Andy Tompkins, Justin Elmore, Steven Webb, Jeremiah Voiles, Scott Kirby Jr., Cody Hamby and John Dixon. Honorary pallbearers were Eli Scott Kirby, Clayton Voiles, Tristan King and Morgan King.

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