Obituary of Claude E. Sharp, 1991:
Claude E. Sharp, 84, a lifelong resident of Andersonville, died Sunday at his home.
He was a member of the Andersonville Masonic Lodge 383 for 50 years serving as Master for one year and as secretary for one year. He was a member of the Andersonville Baptist Church where he served as deacon, Sunday school superintendent and song leader for many years.
A graduate of the University of Tennessee, he taught school in Anderson County for 45 years with 42 years at Andersonville elementary where he was principal for 40 years. He also coached many successful high school and elementary school basketball teams.
Mr. Sharp enjoyed farming and gardening.
Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Helen Wallace Sharp; daughter, Mrs. Gene (Carol) Raulston of LaGrange, Ky.; sons, Alan Sharp of Richmond, Va.; John Sharp of Andersonville; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; sisters, Mrs. Tom (Lillie) Hutson of Marlow; Mrs. Francis (Anna Lou) Welton of Stewart; Mrs. Gene (Mary) Schubert of Plant City, Fla.; brothers, Charles F. Sharp of Copper Hill; Earl E. Sharp of Clinton; George W. Sharp of Andersonville; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Wednesday at Andersonville Baptist Church with the Rev. Don Adams officiating. Burial was in Andersonville Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Andersonville Baptist Church, Andersonville, Tenn. 37705. Holley-Gamble Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements .
Clinton Courier News, 7 Aug 1991
[Courtesy of Brenda Foster]