Leslie Pleasent Hickey

Bro. Leslie Pleasent Hickey, 92, of Pikeville, went home to Jesus Tuesday, April 16, 2019. Other than his ministry, his favorite hobby was working, and he also enjoyed hunting, fishing, and spending time with his family. Leslie was preceded in death by his wife of 68 years, Maxine Hickey; parents, Elijah Joshua and Hautie Caroline…

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Nannie Sue Lewis Hailey

Sue Lewis Hailey, 70, lost her battle with Cancer on March 26, 2019, while in Hospice Care at Germantown Methodist Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. She was born in Pikeville to the late Envoy (PeeWee) Lewis and Kathleen Gass Lewis. She attended elementary school at Patton School in the Melvin Community; when it closed she then…

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Johnny Boring

Johnny Boring, 77, of Pikeville, Tennessee, died Friday, April 19, 2019 at his home. He attended Frostbite House of Prayer. He was a United States Army veteran serving in Vietnam. He was a truck driver, working in the logging industry. He was the owner of a produce stand in Rossville, Georgia for 18 years. He…

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Hit-and-run leaves man brain dead

Brandon Colbaugh, 29, of Pikeville, has been pronounced brain dead after being hit by a vehicle on Thursday night, April 18, according to Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP). He was reportedly jogging along State Route 30 East when a vehicle hit him and left the scene. Colbaugh has been left on life support awaiting organ donation,…

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Man found dead near Luminary

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) is investigating the death of a man whose body was found on Sunday, April 21, at his home in Spring City, according to TBI spokesman Josh DeVine. John Thomas Williams, 45, had been reported missing on Thursday, DeVine said, and was found in his residence on Crawdad Lane on…

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City denies wrongdoing in Ridley zoning lawsuit

The City of Pikeville denies any violation of law in their answer to a lawsuit filed by Gregg Ridley and his wife, Becky, in December, and recently filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit. The lawsuit, filed in Bledsoe County Chancery Court, alleged violations of the Fifth Amendment, Tennessee Law, and the Open Meetings Act.…

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Pendergrass drops School Board lawsuit

School Board Member Vince Pendergrass has dropped his lawsuit against the Bledsoe County Board of Education, according to Bledsoe County Chancery Court records filed earlier. Pendergrass and his attorney filed a “Notice of Voluntary Nonsuit without Prejudice” on April 1, giving no explanation for why the lawsuit was being dropped. Doing so gives Pendergrass the…

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James “Buster” Turner

James “Buster” Turner, 90, of Pikeville, Tennessee, passed away peacefully at his home on Tuesday, April 9, 2019. He was a United States Navy veteran. He was a member of College Grove Church of Christ. He is survived by his wife of 70 years; two children; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; and one…

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John Robert Trussell

John Robert Trussell, 82, of Pikeville, Tennessee died Monday, April 15, 2019. He was a carpenter by trade and enjoyed fishing and rabbit hunting in his spare time Preceding him in death were his parents, Newton and Edna Grace Douglas Trussell; sons, Bobby and Gerald Trussell; daughter, Cheryl Trussell; brothers, Bill, Buck and Tommy Trussell;…

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Hollis Pope

Hollis Pope, 90, of Bledsoe County, Tennessee, died April 11, 2019 at NHC Healthcare. Hollis was a lifelong farmer in SunnySide community, Bledsoe County. His farm, Maple Grove, received the Century Farm Award in 2006. Hollis was active as a leader in Bledsoe County. He was president of Bledsoe County Farm Bureau for 22 years…

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