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Marie Sapp

Marie Sapp, 87, of Pikeville, Tennessee, died Wednesday, February 23, 2022, at her home.

She was a faithful contributor to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital and many other worthy charities. She was a lifelong member of Griffith Church of Christ. Marie enjoyed sewing and traveling, and loved her family.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Clay “Jabber” Sapp; parents, Roy and Ova Lee Reece; brother, Arlis Reece; sisters, Jenelle DeBord, Geneva Anderson, Burma Brewer and Margaret Anderson.

She is survived by her children, Katherine (Kenny) Tate and Aster Houston Sapp, both of Pikeville; grandchildren, Tammy Sapp, Misty (Kelly) Thurman and Jason (Savannah) Tate; 12 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren; sister, Erma (Clifford) Hale; brother, Gerald (Joann) Reece; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Sunday, February 27, at 2:00 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. Burial was in DeBord Cemetery. 

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Arrangements by Putnam-Reed Funeral Home, Pikeville.

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