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Rita Faye Bickford

Rita Faye Bickford, 66, of Pikeville, Tennessee, died Thursday, November 24, 2023.

Rita was a loving and caring person who loved the lord and will sorely be missed.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ronnie Bickford; son, Sandy Bickford; and parents, Betty Faye and Bobby Dodson.

She is survived by her sons, Bobby Joshua (Tara) Bickford and Andy Bickford; grandchildren, Megan, Riley, and Mary Katelyn Bickford; great-granddaughter, Emilia Gomez; cousins, Shelia Johnston and Ricky Keener; niece, Bethany Johnston; nephew, Johnathan Keener; great-nephew, Gabe Pankratz; and close friend Nancy McBay.

Services will be held on Thursday, November 30, 2023 at 1:00 p.m. CST in the funeral home chapel with Bro. Jason Stevens and Bro. Paul Atkins officiating. Burial will be in Keener Family Cemetery.

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Arrangements are by Putnam-Reed Funeral Home, 1171 Main Street, Pikeville.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, November 29, 2023 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. CDT

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