Area Obituaries

Norlee Reece

Norlee Reece, 78, of Pikeville, Tennessee, died Monday, January 14, 2019 at Hospice of Chattanooga. He was a member of the Chattanooga Kennel Club and the St. Bernard Club of America. He was a long time professional dog handler and well-respected in the dog show world, known as a person that made all feel welcome…

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Charles Terry Seals

Charles Terry Seals, 65, of Dunlap, Tennessee, passed away January 5, 2019. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lenard and Ruth Cooley Seals; sister, Ruby Seals Harris. He is survived by wife, Kathy Brewer Seals; daughter, Charla Kate (Charles “Pup”) Finley; two grandchildren, Lily and Jack Finley; brothers, Clarence and Perry Seals; niece,…

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Mildred Harmon

Mildred Kathryn Harmon, 83, of Chattanooga, Tennessee died Tuesday, January 1, 2019, at the home of her son in Lenoir City, Tennessee. She was born February 3, 1935 in Pikeville, Tennessee to the late Wilson Houston and Clara Mae Holliday. She was preceded in death by her husband, E.J. Harmon; brothers, Edward Holliday, Randall Holliday,…

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John Fred Fonville

John Fred Fonville, 66, of Fall Creek Falls, Pikeville, Tennessee passed away at Kindred Hospital in Chattanooga on Saturday, January 5, 2019. He was born April 3, 1952 in Chattanooga, Tennessee to the late Thomas Graves Fonville and Mary Ruth Bibb Fonville. John graduated from the University of Tennessee with a Bachelor’s degree in Business…

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Judy Sharon Woodsmall

Sharon Smith Woodsmall, 70, died Sunday, December 30, 2018 at her home. Sharon was a hairdresser in Pikeville for several years. Preceding her in death were her parents, Beecher and Eunice Smith; brothers, Alan, Gerald, and Jimmy Smith. Survivors include her husband Densel Breen Woodsmall; sons, Bobby (Tina) Angel, Densel Breen (Linda) Woodsmall, Jr., and…

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Clyde H. Rothwell

Clyde H. “Bud” Rothwell, 82, of Dayton, passed away on Friday, December 28, 2018 at Laurelbrook Nursing Home in Dayton. Bud was a lifelong resident of Rhea County and was co-owner of C&R Builders of Dayton. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Nellie Rothwell; two sisters, Ruth Swafford and Gladys Hamilton;…

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Alice Jervae Kinney

Alice Jervae Kinney, 79, died Thursday, December 20, 2018 at the local nursing home. Jervae was born in Beech Grove, Kentucky March 6, 1939. She grew up in the Evansville, Indiana area and worked at Whirlpool as an administrative assistant before marrying E.C. Kinney in 1959. They moved to Florida and spent the next 30…

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Alberta Maxine Blankenship Hickey

Alberta Maxine Blankenship Hickey, 88 of Pikeville, Tennessee went home to Jesus Wednesday, December 19, 2018. Maxine assumed duties of a pastor’s wife very well for over 50 years and was a lifetime member of Sampson Freewill Baptist Church. She loved her family, flowers, enjoyed sewing, crocheting, quilting, traveling, cooking, feeding people, and spending time…

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Jeanelle DeBord

Jeanelle DeBord, 87, of Pikeville, Tennessee, died on  December 19, 2018. She was a member of Griffith Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles G. DeBord, Sr.; son, Charles G. DeBord, Jr.; parents, Roy and Ova Reece; great-grandchild, Lucas DeBord; sisters, Geneva Anderson, Margaret Anderson and Burma Brewer; and brother,…

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Lt. Col. (Ret.) Samuel H. Brown

Lt. Col. (Ret.) Samuel H. Brown, Jr., 72, of Maryville, Tennessee, passed away December 24, 2018. He was preceded in death by his father, Samuel H. Brown, Sr. of Pikeville. Surviving are his wife, Anna Lee Brown of Maryville; his daughter and son-in-law, Janet and Brent Garrison; and beloved grandsons, Nathan Garrison and Connor Garrison,…

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