Obituaries From The Fentress Courier October 29 Edition

Joseph Roland Baldwin

Joseph Roland Baldwin, age 83, of Clarkrange, TN passed away Monday, October 20, 2014 in Jamestown Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Baldwin was born January 18, 1931 in Fentress Co. TN. He was a factory worker for Delco Products.

Mr. Baldwin is survived by daughter, Rose Wickham and husband Skip, of Greenville, Ohio; grandchildren, Olivia, Shannon, Bryan, Daniel, Laura and Amber; and five great-grandchildren.

Mr. Baldwin was preceded in death by wife, Emma Mae (Parker) Baldwin; daughter, Debra Sue Walker; son, Gary Baldwin; father, Columbus Baldwin; mother, Mary (Hale) Baldwin; three sisters and three brothers.

Funeral services were held Friday, October 24, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. in Jennings Funeral Homes Clarkrange Chapel with Bro. Tommy Baldwin officiating. Burial followed in the Campground Cemetery in Clarkrange, TN. Pallbearers included Clifton Davis, Keith Dennis, Skip Wickham, Tommy Baldwin, Carl Garrett, Kenneth Baldwin, and Terry Baldwin.

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

Wesley Gunter

Wesley Gunter, age 77 of Clarkrange, TN, passed away Thursday, October 23, 2014 at his home.

Mr. Gunter is survived by wife, Hettie Gunter; children, Joann Crabtree, Johnny Gunter, Debbie Ledbetter, Judy Draughn, Kenny Gunter and Don Gunter; brothers, June Gunter, Arnold Gunter, Tuddy Gunter, and Tom Gunter; sisters, Betty Young, Peggy Dishmon, Debbie Gibson, Mary Lee Jenkins and Janice Richards; fourteen grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren and special friend, Timmy Anderson.

Mr. Gunter was preceded in death by parents, Lud and Nora Ringley Gunter; children, Ronald Gunter and Patty Jo Gunter; brothers, Jerry and Rod Gunter.

Funeral services were held Sunday, October 26, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. in the chapel of Mundy Funeral Home in Clarkrange, with Bro. Butch Dodson officiating. Burial followed in Springs Chapel Cemetery. Pallbearers included Ausin Gunter, Thorne Gunter, Tim Anderson, Johnny Young, Jimmy Richards, Paul Pryor, Jeff Richards and Kenny Gunter.

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

Versie (Pennycuff) Roysden

Versie (Pennycuff) Roysden, age 99, of Jamestown, passed away Monday, October 20, 2014 at her home.

Mrs. Roysden was born September 30, 1915 in Fentress Co. She was a homemaker.

Mrs. Roysden is survived by daughters, Faye Gunter of Jamestown; Velda Koger and husband Lester of Cookeville, TN; grandchildren, Kent, Kevin, Marta and Richard; five great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and a host of nieces, nephews, other family and friends.

Mrs. Roysden was preceded in death by husband, Arnold Roysden; father, Henry Pennycuff; mother, Florida (Hatfield) Pennycuff; one great- grandchild; brothers, Oakley Pennycuff, Hollis Pennycuff, Granville Pennycuff,  and Ray Pennycuff; sisters, Artha Vaughn, Agnes Green and Opha Lee Pennycuff.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 2:00 p.m., in the Jennings Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Sammie Dunford officiating. Burial followed in the Franklin Cemetery in Jamestown, TN. Pallbearers included Richard Gunter, Kevin Koger, Kent Koger, Todd Weinel, Mike Pennycuff, and Roger Maynard.

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

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Janet “Tootsie” Sharp

Janet “Tootsie” Sharp, age 77, of Jamestown, passed away Tuesday, October 21, 2014 in Signature HealthCARE of Fentress Co.

Mrs. Sharp was born May 22, 1937 in Jamestown, TN. She was a homemaker.

Mrs. Sharp is survived by daughters, Nancy Ruth Copley, and Vanessa Lee and husband Kevin; son Timothy Paul Sharp; grandchildren, Annie B Sharp, Mallery J Sharp and Mason Carter Lee; sister, Martha Clayborn; special great-nieces, Lyndsey Brown and Kambrey Jolley.

Mrs. Sharp was preceded in death by husband, Paul Thomas Sharp; daughter Connie Denise Sharp; father, Hulet Stephens; mother, Dellie Lou (Potter) Stephens; son-in-law, Paul Copley; sisters, Linda Stephens, Glenda Cravens, Margaret Chambers and Patsy Hall; brothers, Gene Stephens, Jimmy Stephens and Jackie Stephens.

Funeral services were held Thursday, October, 23, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. in the chapel of  Jennings Funeral Home with Bro. John Robbins officiating. Burial followed in Sharp Place Cemetery in Jamestown. Pallbearers included Derek Lee, Brian Lee, Scott Edwards, Mark Stephens, Danny Gardner, and Paul E. Smith. Honorary pallbearers included Robert Allen Clayborn, Roger Lee and Don Roysdon.

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

bill sutton289Bill J. Sutton

Bill J. Sutton, age 85, of Murfreesboro, TN, passed away Wednesday, October 15, 2014.

Mr. Sutton lived most of his younger years in Jamestown. Later he served a four year tour with the US Air Force. After he returned, he moved to Oak Ridge where he worked at all four of the nuclear facilities.

Mr. Sutton is survived by his daughters, Beverly Hutto and husband Joe, Diana Whitten and husband Johnathan; son, Steve Sutton and wife Lesley; granddaughters, Fiona Whitten, Kelsey Sutton and Caitlin Sutton; brothers, Al Sutton and wife Shirley, Gordon Sutton and wife Troy; sisters, Jean Potter and husband Bill, Wanda Alley, Peggy Jo Presnell and husband Jerry; and several nieces and nephews.

Mr. Sutton was preceded in death by his parents, Alfred and Florence Sutton.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. at Woodhaven Funeral Home. Internment followed at Woodhaven Memorial Gardens.

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Woodhaven Funeral Home of Powell, Tennessee was honored to serve the Sutton family.