Winfred Leo Cox

Winfred Leo Cox, 70, of Crossville, Tennessee, formerly of Pikeville, died Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at his home. He attended Wheeler Hill Church of Christ in his youth. He was the Dean of Finance at Vanderbilt University for 30-plus years. He was a graduate of Bledsoe County High School and Vanderbilt University. He was preceded…

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Johnny Harold Arledge

My Dad, Johnny Harold Arledge passed on February 3, 2019. He was born on January 10,1927 to Ashton and Mamie Arledge of Chattanooga. He was the oldest of six children with four sisters, Joyce, Ann, Doris and Nancy and one brother, Jim. My Dad requested a graveside service, which will be held at Chattanooga Memorial…

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Family’s need develops Pillow Stay

Being manufactured by Textile Corporation of America Bledsoe County resident Mechelle Campbell is testing out the waters as a businesswoman after coming up with the idea of a new product and working the past few months to manufacture it and get it to the market. For more, see the January 31 issue of The Bledsonian-Banner.

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Future of historic Dr. Ross House in question

The Bledsoe County Historical and Genealogical Society was “blindsided” after the fate of the Dr. James A. Ross House and Museum became the topic of a new committee formed at the commission meeting on January 22 to study the feasibility of keeping the historical building. The house is now a Bledsoe County history and medical…

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Treva Gann Reed

Treva Gann Reed, 80, of Pikeville, Tennessee, died Wednesday morning, January 23, 2019. She was a member of Pikeville United Methodist Church. She was a 1957 graduate of Whitwell High School. She earned a Bachelor of Sciences Degree in Elementary Education and a Master of Science in Early Childhood Education from Tennessee Tech University. She…

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Kenneth Lee “Doc” Oglesby

Kenneth Lee “Doc” Oglesby, 61, died Friday, January 25, 2019. Kenneth was an electrician for 12 years at CDE in Loudon, Tennessee. He enjoyed fishing and being on the water. Preceding him in death were his parents, Theodore Lee and Frances Etta Mullins Oglesby; sons, Russell Caldwell and Paul Katka,Jr.; sister, Deborah Oglesby. Survivors include…

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Ira Lee Hall

Ira Lee Hall, 91, died Wednesday, January 23, 2019 with family by his side. Ira worked as a heavy equipment operator all his life in road construction, attended Wheeler Hill Church of Christ, enjoyed traveling and his vegetable garden. Preceding him in death were his parents, Emmitt Franklin and Velva Givens Hall; first wife, E.…

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Thomas J. Ferguson

Thomas J. Ferguson, 89, of Graysville, Tennessee, died Thursday morning, January 24, 2019 at Hospice of Chattanooga. He was preceded in death by his mother, Dolly Ferguson; wife, Loretta Ferguson; and son, Larry J. Ferguson. He is survived by his daughters, Gale Ferguson, Anita Lockhart and Sue Ferguson; son, Terry Ferguson; loving niece, Josephine Reel;…

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James Robert Brewer

James Robert Brewer, 68, of Pikeville, Tennessee, died Monday morning, January 28, 2019 at his home. He was a member of New Hope The Baptist Church of Christ. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lee and Nellie Mae Hubbard Brewer; sister, Myrtle Lee Burgess; and brothers, Charles Leslie Brewer and Hubert Ray Brewer.…

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FCF Utility District offers water leak, water line insurance

Fall Creek Falls Utility District (FCFUD) is offering customers a new way to protect against unexpected costs caused by water leaks through two new service line protection programs. The ServLine Program, which offers water leak protection for $2.45 a month, will cover qualifying water leaks occurring on the owner’s property up to $1,000 once every…

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