Area Obituaries

Donald Edwin McMillen

Donald Edwin McMillen, 64, died Thursday, September 13, 2018, at Erlanger Bledsoe. He was of the Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by his parents, Calvin and Pauline McMillen; and sister Linda Davis. He is survived by his daughters, Toni (Troy) Hanna of Pikeville, Amy (Steve) Thurman of Pikeville, April Guinn of Pikeville, Rachel…

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Lonnie Mealoy Everett

Lonnie Mealoy Everett, 81, of Pikeville, Tennessee, died peacefully at his home at Look West Farm with his daughters by his side, Wednesday, September 12, 2018. “Chief,” as he was known by many, enjoyed coon and fox hunting, and riding horses. He was also known for his wit, his love of music as well as…

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Chris Carter

Donald Christopher “Chris” Carter was born on April 3, 1974. He died at home on September 15, 2018. Chris was preceded in death by his mother, Betty Joyce Carter. Chris is survived by his wife, Eileen; children, Kyle, Nathan and ,Grace C; his father, Donald Carter; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Richard & Jeanette Woehr; sister, Charee…

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Jewell Hankins Wyatt

Jewell Hankins Wyatt, 77, of Alabama and formerly of Pikeville, Tennessee, died Sunday, September 9, 2018. Jewell enjoyed sewing, embroidering, loved her family especially her grand and great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gayness Wyatt; daughters, Lisa and Cassie; brothers, D E, David, J C “Jake”, Landel, Walter, and Stevie Hankins; sisters,…

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Stephen Spencer Swafford

Stephen Spencer Swafford, age 79 of Sparta, died Monday, September 10, 2018.  Stephen served in the Army, was a farmer, beekeeper, enjoyed fishing, and watching the news. He was preceded in death by his parents, Hub and Ruth Peters Swafford; brothers, Tommy and Phillip Swafford. Survivors include his wife of twenty-five years, Elvira “Elvie” Perges…

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Stephen Morris Hegvold

Stephen Morris Hegvold, 63, of Longview, Texas, son of the late Mary Elizabeth Stephens Hegvold and the late Sidney Morris Hegvold, passed away Saturday, August, 25, 2018. He was born in Los Angeles, on March 19, 1955, but later moved with his family to East Texas, where he laid his roots. It was here Stephen…

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Jewell Vivian Deweese White

Jewell Vivian Deweese White, 94 of California and formerly of Pikeville, Tennessee, died Sunday, August 26, 2018 in Visalia, California. Vivian enjoyed crocheting, quilting, sewing, flowers of all kinds whether houseplants or working in her flower beds outdoors. Vivian and her husband, John, moved to California from Crossville in 1953, and moved back to Pikeville…

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Dale Hobbs

Dale Lynn Hobbs, 66, of Dunlap passed away at his home Thursday, August 23, 2018. He was of the Church of Christ faith. Hobbs was preceded in death by his father, Carl Edward Hobbs; and his wife, Christine Hobbs. Survivors include his mother, Charline Johnson; children, Clinton Hobbs of Dunlap and Janie (JJ) Daniel of…

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Valarie Carol Brown

Valarie Carol Brown, 45, of Pikeville, died Wednesday, August 22, 2018. She had worked as a CNA, loved UT Football, horses, and enjoyed hunting. Survivors include her son, Thomas Agustus Matney; daughter, Kortney Marie Ann (Bobby Jay) Tucker; parents, Albert Clayton and Carol Ann Hughes Brown; brother, Roy (Sue) Brown of Florida; dear friends, Valinda…

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Elder J.R. Bridgeman

Presiding Elder J.R. Bridgeman, 68, was born March 13, 1950 to the late James and Mary Bridgeman. He transitioned from this earthly life on June 22, 2018. He was a graduate of Cleveland State Community College. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force. He was a minister of the AME Zion Church…

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