James N. Garrett, 77, of Fentress County, passed away December 19, 2013, at his home.

Born November 17, 1936, he was preceded in death by his parents. Jeff and Lola Garrett; grandson, James Earl Jones; great-granddaughter, Addison Frogge; brother, Robert Garrett; and father- and mother-in-law, Arnold and Ivory Kimbrell.

He was a deacon and founding member of Concord Missionary Baptist Church, and enjoyed playing his guitar and singing gospel songs.

He is survived by his wife, Eva Joetta Garrett of Mt. Helen, Tenn.; son, James J. (Jim) Garrett of Mt. Helen, Tenn; daughters: Kathy Jones and husband, William, and Peggy Campbell and husband, David, all of Mt. Helen, Tenn.; grandchildren: Eric Campbell, Matthew Campbell, and Ashley Frogge, all of Mt. Helen, Tenn., Travis Jones and Christina Sexton, both of Helenwood, and Jennifer Westfelt of Clarkrange; great-grandchildren: Hunter, Chase, Travis, Dalton, Raven, Katelin, Kaylii, Kelsey, Abbie, Allie, Cailyn, Jaiden, and Lenyx; brothers: Freddy Garrett, Caldwell Garrett, Steve and Charlotte Garrett, and Harvey and Helen Garrett, all of Scott County, Freamon and Ina Garrett of Jamestown, and Raymond and Bulia Garrett of Alexandria, Ind.; sisters: Ruth and Gladys Potter, both of Robbins, and Elvie Smith of Jamestown; uncles, Emmitt Garrett and Charley Garrett of Muncie, Ind.; and many other relatives.

Funeral service was conducted December 22, in the chapel of Jones & Son Funeral Home with Bro. Randell Kimbrell officiating. Music was provided by Black Creek Baptist Church Choir. Interment followed at Black Creek Crossroads Cemetery.

Jones & Son Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.