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Two COVID-related deaths among BCCX inmates in past week

The number of deaths among inmates at Bledsoe County Correctional Complex (BCCX) attributed to COVID-19 has grown by two over the past week, according to Tennessee Department of Correction Spokesman Robert Reburn.  Reburn confirmed Thursday, September 16, that the total number of inmates with COVID-related deaths since the beginning of the pandemic is now up…

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Anna Louise Smith

Anna Louise Smith, 73, of Pikeville, Tennessee, died Wednesday, September 8, 2021 at her home. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She loved to play cards, dice and sing karaoke. She was a great cook and loved to bake. She never missed an episode of Days of Our Lives. She was preceded in…

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Allen Howard Smith

Allen Howard Smith born July 27, 1967, Dayton, Tennessee. Died August 24, 2021 in Tampa, Florida. A brother who traveled the world with me and his parents who preceded him, William Howard Smith and Shirley Ann Skiles Smith. When settled in Georgia, he married Paula Pitts, who also preceded him. They had four children, Joshua…

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Nellie S. Morgan

Nellie S. Morgan (Pikeville, Tennessee), 99, passed away Thursday, September 9, 2021, at Brookdale Rock Springs Assisted Living in Kingsport, Tennessee. Nellie was born and raised in Pikeville, Tennessee where she lived until she was 91 years old before she moved to Kingsport, Tennessee to be near her daughter, Helen Wilmoth. She graduated from Bledsoe…

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Patty Holland

Patty Holland, 68, of Pikeville, Tennessee, died Monday, September 6, 2021. She was a member of Bethel Church of Christ. She was retired from La-Z-Boy Manufacturing.  She was a former employee of Robinson’s Manufacturing. She loved to fish, garden and spend time with her grandchildren. She also loved taking care of her neighbors and friends.…

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Sammy Ray Hixson

Sammy Ray Hixson, 72, of Dunlap, Tennessee passed away on Saturday, September 11, 2021 at Erlanger Baroness Hospital. He was born on August 15, 1949 to Ray and Georgia Hixson on their family farm in the Sunnyside Community in Bledsoe County. As Sammy grew up and throughout his adulthood, he loved and cherished working on…

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Bonnie M. Headrick

Bonnie M. Headrick, 42, resident of Ooltewah, Tennessee passed away at her home on Saturday morning, September 11, 2021. Bonnie was born in Takoma Park, Maryland to Lex and Gwen on January 23, 1979. She lived most of her life in Pikeville with her grandparents Audrey and Don Gadd. Bonnie was surgery scheduler at Children’s…

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Jimmy Wayne Hale

Jimmie Wayne Hale, 78, of Pikeville, Tennessee died Saturday, September 11, 2021 at Cumberland Medical Center. Jim served in the United States Army for 12 years and was a mechanic with the Detroit Fire Department for 20 years. He was of the Church of God faith, loved spending time with his boys, grandkids, and going…

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Bobby Ray “Bob” Dickey

Bobby Ray “Bob” Dickey, 78 of Pikeville, Tennessee died Tuesday, September 7, 2021 at Rhea Medical Center. Bob was a Christian, enjoyed growing a garden, fishing, and worked as a mason laying block for over 40 years. Preceding Bob in death were his parents, James Walter and Martha Huskey Dickey; brother, Hugh Garner; sisters, Judy…

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Autopsy of man who died after Sheriff’s Dept. K-9 bit him returned

The autopsy report of Chad Songer, who died while deputies from the Bledsoe County Sheriff’s Department attempted to apprehend him at his home, has been returned by the Tennessee Office of the Medical Examiner. The incident occurred on January 31, 2021 at his residence in Brockdell and the autopsy was performed in Nashville on February…

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