Area Obituaries

Kathryn “Ginger” Swafford

Kathryn “Ginger” Swafford, age 74 of Pikeville, Tennessee died Tuesday, July 7, 2020. Ginger was a member of Pikeville United Methodist Church. She loved being with her family especially the granddaughter. Ginger was a textile factory worker at Dupont for 40 years. Preceding Ginger in death was her husband, Frank Richard “Dick” Swafford; parents, Leonard…

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Virgil Garner Ferguson

Virgil Garner Ferguson, 83 of Tansi, Tennessee died Friday, July 10, 2020. Virgil was of the Baptist Faith. He enjoyed playing golf and traveling, especially going on cruises. Virgil served in United States Marine Corp and later in his lifetime was a photographer for Fuji and Nord during his lifetime. Preceding Virgil in death were…

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Clyde Tucker

Clyde Tucker of O’Fallon, Missouri passed away Saturday, May 30, 2020. Mr. Tucker was born November 26, 1932 in Bledsoe County, Tennessee. Mr. Tucker is survived by his sons, Lonnie (Peggy) Tucker, Gary (the late Gina) Tucker, Billy Tucker; brother, David (Veronica) Tucker; sister, Christine Agee; grandchildren, Gary Tucker, Jr., Wendy Tucker-Reid, Diana Ferra, Ryan…

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Ruby Wooden Clark

Ruby Wooden Clark, 91, of Pikeville, Tennessee, went to sleep on Thursday evening, July 2, 2020 and woke up in Heaven. She was born in Pikeville, to the late Eli and Buba Boring Wooden. She was of the Baptist faith and last attended Community Baptist Church in Pikeville. She was preceded in death by her…

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Kimberley Holland Wilson

Kimberley Holland Wilson, 58, of Dunlap, Tennessee, passed away June 19, 2020 unexpectedly at her home. Kim was of the Baptist Faith. Kim was a certified medical assistant for over 20 years and a member of AAMA. Kim was currently employed at Chattanooga Eye Institute for seven years. She was previously employed at Siskin Hospital.…

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Charles Marion Morgan

Charles Marion Morgan, 51, of Pikeville, Tennessee died Tuesday, June 16, 2020. Charlie was a member of Crossville First Freewill Baptist Church. He loved to pick the Banjo, sing, drive his muscle car, and being with his family. Charlie served in the Navy. He worked for eight years in Nuclear Security for TVA.    Preceding…

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Robert “Lynn” Watson

Robert “Lynn” Watson, 55, of Pikeville, TN, died Thursday, June 11, 2020, at his home. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Beulah Watson; brothers, Jerry, Terry and Perry Blaylock; and sister, Donna Blaylock. He is survived by his wife, Marlinda Watson; daughter, Brittany Clayton; sisters, Susan (David) Smith; brother, Elson Watson;…

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Wesley Wayne Waters

Wesley Wayne Waters, age 55 of Pikeville, died Monday, June 15, 2020. Wayne was of the Baptist faith, loved his family, especially the grandkids, and was looking forward to spending time with his new great-grandson. He worked at La-Z-Boy for fourteen years.    Preceding Wayne in death was his mother, Mamie Sherrill Waters Welch, two…

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Nancy M. Polder

Nancy M. Polder, 75, of Jacksonville, Florida, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, June 7, 2020. She was a member of The Springs Church in Orange Park, FL. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ron Polder; parents, George G. Yarnell, Jr. and Rose Marie “Penny” Yarnell; and brothers, Skip and Jerry…

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Herbert Leighton “Herb” Hale

Herbert “Herb” Leighton Hale, born September 21, 1940 in Pikeville, Tennessee, made his transition to his heavenly home on June 3, 2020 at his Caseyville, Illinois home following a prolonged illness. He was 79 years old. Herb became a follower of Jesus much later in life than most Christians. After experiencing the Holy Spirit’s profound…

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