Obituaries From The Fentress Courier March 30 Edition

Glenda Ashburn

Glenda Ashburn, age 81, of Clarkrange, TN, passed away Sunday, March 20, 2016 at Cumberland Medical Center.

Mrs. Ashburn is survived by sons, Lonnie Ashburn and wife, Vonda, Larry Ashburn and wife, Sharon; daughters, Lana Hawn and husband, Rex, Rhonda Yelinek and husband, Phil and Freida Lowery and husband, Ernie; sister, Rosie Smith; eight grandchildren and  nine great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Ashburn was preceded in death by parents, Luther and Etter Rich Ledbetter; husband, Hollis Ashburn; daughter, Wanda Rose Pugh; six brothers and two sisters.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. at the Mundy Funeral Home South Chapel with Bro. Charles Webb officiating. A graveside service following Thursday, March 24, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. in the Jonesville  Cemetery. Pallbearers included Larry Wayne Ashburn Jr., Dustin Ashburn, Ken Lowery, Nick Yelinek, Rex Hawn, Ernie Lowery, and Dana Ashburn.

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

Richard ConatserScan-160326-0001Richard Conatser

Richard Conatser, age 87, of Jamestown, passed away Thursday, March 24, 2016 at Tennova Healthcare-Jamestown.

Mr. Conatser was born February 11, 1929 in Fentress Co., TN. He worked in timber/ saw mill.

Mr. Conatser is survived by daughters, Glenda Shubert and husband, Jack, Kathy King and husband, Roger, Iva Hughes, and husband Johnny; sons, Cosby Conatser and wife, Ann, Ronnie Conatser and wife, Connie, Joe Conatser, Phil Conatser, and wife, Bonnie; fifteen grandchildren; thirty-one great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; brother, O’Neal Conatser and wife, Jean; sisters, Kay Morgan and husband, Randell, Nancy Tinch, Janna Crabtree and husband, Claude, Imogene Blair and husband, Bill; sisters-in-law, Tina Conatser and Bertha Conatser; special friend, Georgia Byrd.

Mr. Conatser was preceded in death by wife, Maudie (Beaty) Conatser; father, Wheeler Conatser; mother, Ova (Parker) Conatser; brothers, Harold V. Conatser, Charlie Conatser, Buddy Conatser; sister, Nellie Parker; two infant sisters; sister-in-law, Eula Conatser; brothers-in-law, Peter Tinch, Jack Tinch and Harold Parker.

Funeral services were held Monday, March 28, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. in Jennings Funeral Homes Chapel with Bro. Ray Cooper officiating. Burial followed in the Alberson Cemetery in Jamestown, TN. Pallbearers included Frankie Conatser, C.J. Conatser, J.J. Shubert, Matt Conatser, Earl Conatser, Kevin Mason, Mike Mason, and Scott King.

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

Jim CrabtreeScan-160326-0001Jimmy H. “Jim” Crabtree

Jimmy H. “Jim” Crabtree, age 73, of the Mt. Helen Community, passed away Friday, March 25, 2016 at his home.

Mr. Crabtree was born December 09, 1942 in Jamestown, TN. He was a heavy equipment operator.

Mr. Crabtree is survived by wife, Lorean (Cooper) Crabtree of the Mt. Helen Community; sons, Bobby Crabtree,of Jamestown, Harold Crabtree and wife, Michelle of Jamestown; daughter, Stephanie Copeland and husband, Billy of Jamestown; eleven grandkids; and a host of nieces, nephews, other family and friends.

Mr. Crabtree was preceded in death by father, James Herbert Crabtree; mother, Ethel Mae (Blevins) Crabtree; brother, Johnny Crabtree; sister, Corene Strunk; and one infant brother.

Funeral services were held Monday, March 28, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at Jennings Funeral Homes Chapel with Bro. Boyd Jones, Bro. Alfred Byrd and Bro. Porter Ray Pennycuff officiating. Burial followed in the Range Cemetery in the Mt. Helen Community. Pallbearers included Brady Brannon, Cecil Copley, Stacy Cooper, Donnie Copeland, Gary Dale West, and Christopher West.

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

Edmond Dishman PicEdmond “Bill” Dishman

Edmond “Bill” Dishman, age 77, of Maryville, TN, passed away Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at his home.

Mr. Dishman was born February 21, 1939 in Robbins, TN. He was a produce manager.

Mr. Dishman is survived by wife, Mannia (Norman) Dishman; sons, Richy Dishman and wife, Lori, Ricky Dishman and wife, Rhonda; daughter, Reta McGinnis and husband, David; granddaughters, Kelsey, Renae and Raegan; brothers, Taskel Dishman and wife, Bobby, Jimmy Dishman and wife, Dorothy, and Jerry Dishman; and a host of nieces, nephews, other family and friends.

Mr. Dishman was preceded in death by parents, Ambrose and Ida Kennedy; step-sister, Willodean Dishman.

Funeral services were held Saturday, March 26, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. in Jennings Funeral Homes Chapel with Bro. Sammie Dunford officiating. Burial followed in Fentress Memorial Gardens in Jamestown, TN. Pallbearers included Ricky Dishman, Richy Dishman, Alan Jackson, Bob Duncan, Danny Norman, and Scott Keller. Honorary pallbearers were Tanner Duncan and Dewayne Duncan.

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

Marty Goad PicMarty Goad

Marty Goad, age 63, of the Mt. Helen Community, passed away Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at his home.

Mr. Goad was born November 25, 1952 in Scott Co., TN. He was a supervisor  for J Hicks Excavating.

Mr. Goad is survived by wife, Billie (Smith) Goad; daughter, Jennifer Carter, and husband, Tony; son, Travis Goad; grandchildren, Andrea Carter, Cieara Carter and Leslie Sloan; brothers, Tim Goad and wife, Joyce, Glen Goad and wife, Ann; sisters, Cathy Brooks, Janie Potter; and a host of nieces, nephews, other family and friends.

Mr. Goad was preceded in death by father, Claud Verden Goad; mother, Pansy June (Bridges) Goad, sister, Janet Goad; and niece, Andrea Potter.

Funeral services were held Friday, March 25, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at Mt. Helen Baptist Church with Bro. Brady Goad and Bro. Vernon Smith officiating. Burial followed in the Mt. Helen Cemetery. Pallbearers included Tyler Goad, Bryan Potter, Byron Taubert, Gabriel Goad, Josh Goad, David Jones, Randy Jones, David Hicks, and Brad Menser.

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

Ruby Lois (Hurst) KennedyScan-160321-0001Ruby Lois (Hurst) Kennedy

Ruby Lois (Hurst) Kennedy, age 91, of Jamestown, passed away Saturday, March 19, 2016 at Signature Health Care of Fentress Co.

Mrs. Kennedy was born May 2, 1924 in Fentress Co., TN. She was a homemaker.

Mrs. Kennedy is survived by daughters, June Crouch and Elsia Choate; son, Jerry Kennedy; daughters, Sandra King and Jean Walker; sons, Kirby Kennedy and John Kennedy; twenty grandchildren; twenty-seven great-grandchildren; brother, Junior Hurst.

Mrs. Kennedy was preceded in death by husband, Willie “Bill” Kennedy; father, Mack Hurst; mother, Bessie Hurst; daughters, Barbara Joann Kennedy and Elaine Johnson; four brothers and sisters.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. in Jennings Funeral Homes Chapel with Bro. Johnny Smith officiating. Burial followed in the Taylor Place Cemetery in Jamestown, TN. Pallbearers included Steve Kennedy, Jerry Dale Kennedy, Greg Walker, Josh Kennedy, Jason Daniels, Wayne Crouch, Austin Walker, and Luke Johnson.

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

Rhonda Kenworthy PicRhonda Kenworthy

Rhonda Kenworthy, age 53, of the King Mtn. Community passed away Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at Tennova Healthcare-Jamestown.

Mrs. Kenworthy was born December 25, 1962 in Indianapolis, Indiana. She worked for G.E. Refrigerator Factory.

Mrs. Kenworthy is survived by husband, Paul Kenworthy; daughter, Amanda Mobley and husband, Jake; sons, Dustin Kenworthy and Cody Kenworthy; granddaughters, Hannah and Gracelyn; father, Larry Barnes; brother, Steve Barnes, and wife, Joyce.

Mrs. Kenworthy was preceded in death by mother, Vickie (King) Barnes.

Funeral services were held Friday, March 25, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at King Mtn. Baptist Church with Bro. Danny Simpson officiating. Burial followed in the Bolestown Cemetery in Alpine, TN. Pallbearers included Dustin Kenworthy, Cody Kenworthy, Jake Mobley, Robert Kenworthy, James Deese, Steve Barnes, and Brad Barnes.

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

Bernice WestScan-160326-0001Bernice (Upchurch) West

Bernice (Upchurch) West, age 92, of Jamestown, passed away Friday, March 25, 2016 at Signature Health Care of Fentress Co.

Mrs. West was born March 14, 1924 in Pickett Co., TN. She was a homemaker.

Mrs. West is survived by daughter, Vondella (West) Tant and husband, Bill; son, Richard West and wife, Virginia; grandchildren, Kevin West and wife, Sujin, Amy Tant-Reagan and late husband, Wendell, Mark West and wife, Tammi, Lori Tant-Day and husband, Todd, Stacy Stephens and husband, Mark; great-grandchildren, Justin Reagan, Kendall Day, Maddy West, Sochon West, Lauren Stephens, Olivia Reagan, Johann West, Cole West, Emily Stephens and Molly Day; sister, Ruth (Rains) Baldwin; and a host of other family and friends.

Mrs. West was preceded in death by husband, Leonard West; father, James Bradley Upchurch; mother, Oma (Anderson) Upchurch; sister, Willis Pyle; brothers, Clay Upchurch, Wallace Upchurch, James Bradley Upchurch, Jr. and Bruce Upchurch.

Funeral services were held Sunday, March 27, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. at Jennings Funeral Homes Chapel with Bro. Daryl Rains officiating. Burial followed in the Fentress Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers included Kevin West, Mark West, Todd Day, Mark Stephens, Justin Reagan, and Johann West.

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

Jerry Winningham767Jerry Winningham

Jerry Winningham, age 72, of Allardt, TN passed away Saturday, March 19, 2016 at his home.

Mr. Winningham was born June 10, 1943. He attended York Elementary School and graduated from York Institute in 1961. He married the love of his life on October 20, 1963. To this union were born five children. He retired from the Tennessee Department of Transportation.

Mr. Winningham is survived by wife, Colleen (Heinss) Winningham; sons, Ernie Winningham, Eric Winningham and wife, Jennifer; daughters, Jerri Lynne Winningham, Mychel Russell and husband, Darrell and Valerie Threet; grandchildren, Zoie, Chelsea, Jered, Hayley, Natalie, Zeb and Lexie; great-grandchildren, Chase and Sawyer; sisters, Lois Conatser and husband, Gary, Leta Dalton and husband Michael and Linda Winningham; sisters-in-law, Helen Winningham and Geneva Winningham.

Mr. Winningham was preceded in death by parents, Eugene and Moselle (Peters) Winningham; brothers, James and Jeff Winningham.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at the South Main Street Baptist Church with Bro. Tommy Duncan officiating. Burial followed in the Allardt Cemetery. Pallbearers included Michael Beaty, Harley DeFoor, Sidney Hall, Darrell Russell, Stacy Watson, Ernie Winningham, Eric Winningham and Jered Winningham. Honorary pallbearers included Eddie Conatser, Gary Conatser, Michael Dalton, Roger Leffew, Sam Long, Zeb Threet, Bruce Winningham, and Jacob Winningham.

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