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Follow My Heart – Residents enjoying the world through the eyes of others

Some people have the opportunity to visit exotic, unusual, familiar, beautiful places while others cannot. And in those places, many times they enjoyed the destinations so much they leave a piece of their hearts there. That’s why Activity Director Sharla Harris, at the Bledsoe County Nursing Home, created a Facebook page to help the residents…

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Brian Lamar Turner

Brian Lamar Turner, 52, of Pikeville, Tennessee passed away Friday, June 17, 2022 at Cumberland Medical Center. He was a member of Mt. Vernon church of Christ and a Veteran of the US Navy. Brian loved to dig arrowheads and artifacts. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. Brian was known for his huge heart. …

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Inez Jean (Gray) Martin

Inez Jean (Gray) Martin, 84, of Pikeville, Tennessee, went home to be with her Lord on Tuesday, June 14, 2022, after a lengthy illness. Inez is preceded in death by her husband, Roy P. Martin; parents, Clarence “Buck” and Freda Bess Gray; son, Roy C. Martin; brothers Bill and Carmen Gray, and sister Becky Young.…

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Thomas Franklin Aikens

Thomas Franklin Aikens, 87, of Pikeville, Tennessee died June 16, 2022. Thomas was a member at First Baptist Church of Cold Springs. He worked in an automotive factory in Detroit Michigan, and enjoyed the outdoors farming. Thomas loved his wife, had a special bond with “daddy’s little girl,” Tina, who was usually by his side…

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Roy Lee Patton

Roy Lee Patton, 99, passed away Monday, June 06, 2022 on his Nine Mile, Tennessee family farm where he was born and where he was of the fifth generation. Born February 24, 1923 to Samuel Wilson and Pearl Brown Patton who preceded him in death, along with his siblings, Oscar William, Thelma Patton Ware, Thomas…

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Mary Katherine Lewis Gratz

Mary Katherine Lewis Gratz died June 6, 2022.  She was born September 2, 1938 in Pikeville and was a 1957 graduate of Bledsoe County High School. Mary was the oldest daughter of Roy Lewis and Juanita Bayless Williamson and the granddaughter of Dick and Mary Lewis and Richard and Mary Bayless. She was preceded in…

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Nina Sue Simmons Crowell

Nina Sue Simmons Crowell, 85 of Pikeville, Tennessee died June 4, 2022 in Orlando, Florida. She was born October 7, 1936 in Kissimmee, Florida. A resident of Dayton Mountain since 1993, Nina Sue lived most of her life in Kissimmee, Florida. She was a graduate of Florida State University and the University of Central Florida.…

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Charles “Sonny” Clayton

Charles “Sonny” Clayton, 90, of Dayton, Tennessee, passed away peacefully in his sleep at home on May 24, 2022. He was a resident of the New Harmony community atop Dayton Mountain for over 30 years. He enjoyed playing alongside other band members for fundraising benefits in several counties. Sonny was a kind man. He was…

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Tagging investigation continues

Authorities are investigating recent tagging incidents throughout Pikeville, reports Pikeville Police Chief Ronald Byrd. Numerous buildings, businesses, playground equipment, vehicles and more were spray painted by vandals over the past couple of weeks. Chief Byrd said he does have three suspects but would not release the names because two are juveniles and the third is…

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Woman hoisted up bluff after wreck

In the early morning hours Friday, June 10, emergency personnel responded to the scene of an accident on Lowes Gap Road in Bledsoe County. A vehicle had plummeted off a 100-foot bluff and the woman inside had to be rescued, according to a report by Piney Volunteer Fire Department. For more see the June 16…

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