Garrey J. Smith

Garrey J. Smith, 75, of Pikeville, Tennessee, died Monday, February 22, 2021. He was of the Baptist faith.  He was a United States Air Force veteran serving in Vietnam. He was a great storyteller, enjoyed wood work, working with his hands and loved to fish.   He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter…

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Claudie Mooneyham

Claudie Mooneyham, 75, of Spencer, Tennessee, died Monday, February 22, 2021. He attended Mooneyham Freewill Baptist Church. He worked for Bouldin Pipe Company and Jeld-Wen Manufacturing and various other factories. He liked to fish, hunt, farm and loved to garden. He was preceded in death by his parents, Johnny and Verdie Lee Mooneyham; two brothers,…

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Frank Logan Jones

Frank Logan Jones, 82, of Pikeville, Tennessee died Tuesday, February 23, 2021. Frank served in the United States Navy for four years, then worked as a mechanic for many years. He was a christian, loved his family, would help anyone with anything, and liked watching TV in his down time.     Preceding Frank in…

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‘Blessing Box’ helps meet need of local community

The better angels among us inspire us to do good and fill needs when they arise. Jennifer Kleymeer saw a need and brought an idea she had observed in the Smyrna/Murfreesboro area, where she resides part of the time, near to her local residence in northwestern Bledsoe County. Kleymeer said she was aware of “Blessing…

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If a tree could talk: Oh the stories the Buzzard’s Roost tree could tell

If trees could talk, they would likely tell stories of the weather, local wildlife, human interaction, stolen kisses and wedding bliss. Stories that perhaps the most famous tree in Tennessee, maybe beyond, could have gathered over its 130-plus years’ existence. During February’s winter storm, the iconic tree at Buzzard’s Roost in Fall Creek Falls State…

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Harold Wayne Simmons

Harold Wayne Simmons, 77 of Pikeville, Tennessee died Monday, February 22, 2021 at home with family by his side. Harold was a cabinet maker for 40 years. He attended Crossville Church of God of Prophecy, loved being with his family, fishing, and farming goats and cows. Preceding Harold in death were his parents, Chester Marvin…

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Mary Joe Harp

Mary Joe Harp, 82, formerly of Pikeville, Tennessee, passed away Sunday, February 14, 2021 in Douglasville, Georgia with family by her side. Mary was born in Houston Texas. She worked at Ferro Manufacturing and was one of the first of three to be hired. Later, the company changed ownership to Johnson’s Control, Excel, and Dura…

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Robert “Bob” Byrd Davis

Robert “Bob” Byrd Davis, 77, of Flowery Branch, Georgia passed away Tuesday, January 26, 2021. Bob was born September 26, 1943 to Charles and Mary Ruth Davis in Pikeville, Tennessee. He was a member of the Bledsoe County High School Class of 1961 where he played trombone in the band and center on the basketball…

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Anna Lee Brown

Anna Lee Brown, 81, passed away on Friday, February 19, 2021 in Maryville, Tennessee after a long battle with cancer. Mrs. Brown was born Anna Lee Rector on October 25, 1939 in Pikeville, Tennessee. Graduated high school from Gulf Park School for Women as salutatorian in 1957. Married to Samuel Brown, Jr. in 1962 before…

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