Area Obituaries

Rita Dunham Pruett

Rita Dunham Pruett, 71, of the Fall Creek Falls Community in Pikeville, Van Buren County, Tennessee, passed away Tuesday, December 31, 2019 at her home. She was born May 23, 1948 at the Dr. James Ross House in Pikeville, Tennessee to Raymond and Catherine Evans Dunham, who preceded her in death, along with her twin…

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Vesta Ladd

Vesta Louise Ladd, 95, of Pikeville, Tennessee, died Thursday, January 9, 2020. She attended Mt. Vernon Church of Christ and New Martin Church of God and worked at Bledsoe County Nursing home for many years. She was preceded in death by her husband, James L. Ladd; infant son, Jerry Lynn Ladd; son, Alan E. Ladd;…

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Brenda Bernice White

Brenda Bernice White, 65 of Pikeville, Tennessee died Thursday, January 2, 2020 with family by her side. Brenda loved her grandkids and Elvis Presley, enjoyed camping, boating, and playing cards. She was a loving mother, grandmother, and friend. She was of the Baptist faith. Preceding Brenda in death were her parents, Paul and Frankie Mae…

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Arthur Gene Vaughn

Arthur Gene (Runt) Vaughn, 55, of Pikeville, Tennessee died Friday, December 6, 2019. He worked construction as a concrete finisher, enjoy farming, and donating to the Hungry Children Association. Preceding Arthur in death were his parents, Thomas Edward and Murnice E. Joiner Vaughn; brother, Keith Vaughn; nephews, Thomas and Nicholas Swafford. Arthur will be dearly…

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Buddy Myers

Buddy Lee Myers, 79, of La Habra, California passed away on December 28, 2019. Buddy was born August 19, 1940 in Knoxville, Tennessee. He was a Veteran of the U.S. Army, serving eight years. Buddy worked as a security guard before his retirement after 30 years for the Hacienda La Puente Unified School District in…

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Wanda Faye Kerley

Wanda Faye Kerley, 73, of Pikeville, Tennessee passed away Friday, January 3, 2020 with family by her side. She worked in a textile factory and also worked as a cashier clerk. Wanda loved her children, grandchildren, and visiting with friends and neighbors. Preceding Wanda in death were her parents, Bill and Lennie Jenkins Underwood; sister,…

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Novella Fisher

Novella Fisher, 75, of Pikeville, Tennessee died Thursday, January 2, 2020. She was preceded in death by her parents, Aurther and Pearlee Manery. She is survived by her children, James Allen (Darlene) Fisher, William Larry Fisher and Eddy (Missy) Fisher, all of Pikeville; grandson, Tim Fisher of Pikeville; and brother, William Manery of Pikeville. Funeral…

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Lonas Gossett

Lonas Gossett, 59, of Pikeville, Tennessee died Thursday, January 2, 2020 with family by his side. Lonas was a hunter and a fisherman when he was not farming or working at Tecumseh, where he worked for 15-plus years. Preceding Lonas in death were his parents, Oscar and Frances Thurman Gossett; brothers, Marlin and Thomas Gossett.…

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Steven Aaron Tyler Freeman

Steve Aaron Tyler Freeman, 19, of Pikeville, Tennessee died Thursday, January 2, 2020 due to injuries from an auto accident. Steve was a 2018 graduate from Bledsoe County High School. He enjoyed race cars and was an avid Alabama football fan. Preceding Steve in death was his father, David Aaron Jones; great-grandparents, Virginia White, James…

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Virginia Wade Farmer

Virginia “Giny” Wade Farmer, 64, passed away Thursday, January 2, 2020. She was preceded in death by her mother, Virginia Swafford Farmer; father, Wade Harris Farmer; brother, Thomas Andrew Farmer, and sister-in-law, Sara Clemmons Farmer. She leaves behind three cherished nephews, Wade Farmer (Leslie) of Jonesborough, Tollette Farmer of Pikeville, and Benjamin Farmer of Pikeville;…

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