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Area Obituaries

Tim Farris

A longtime influential rancher and philanthropist in the Pikeville community passed away on January 2, 2022. Timothy J. Farris was born in Vinita, Oklahoma on June 14, 1944. After graduation from high school, Tim served four years in the U.S. Navy. After his service with the Navy, Tim eventually moved and settled in Duluth, Georgia…

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Laura Lou Miller

Laura Lou Miller, 90, of Pikeville, Tennessee, passed away on Wednesday, December 29, 2021, while surrounded by her loving family. She is of the Church of God faith. She had various careers during her lifetime. Her favorites were working in the school cafeteria at Pikeville Elementary and working on the family farm beside her husband.…

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J.B. Holland

J.B. Holland, 84, of Pikeville, Tennessee, died Monday, December 6, 2021. He was a member of Bellview Southern Congregation Methodist Church and attended Brockdell Church of God. He was preceded in death by his wife, Linda Holland; daughter, Rhonda Sue Holland Taylor; parents, Amos and Maggie Holland; and two sisters, Celia Bell Savage and Mary…

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Steve Neely

Steve Neely, 63, passed away peacefully Thursday December 16, 2021 at his home surrounded by his loving family. A Van Buren County native, Steve was born on February 2, 1958 in Spencer to the late J. C. and Laura Dodson Neely. Steve was a 1975 graduate of Van Buren County High School and worked at…

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Delma Ann Scarbrough Mayes

Madison, Alabama resident and Van Buren County, Tennessee native, Delma Ann Scarbrough Mayes, 81, was born June 19, 1940 and died suddenly and unexpectedly on December 10, 2021. A beloved daughter, sister, spouse, caregiver, mother, aunt, grandmother, great-grandmother, friend and member of Monrovia Church of Christ, she was preceded in death by her high school…

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Viola Jean Brady

Viola Jean Brady, 64, of Pikeville, Tennessee, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, December 18, 2021. She was of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jim Brady; parents, Athon and Bonnie Wolfe; brother, Calvin Wolfe; and sister, Linda Boring. She is survived by her sons, Russ (Belissa) Brady…

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William Donal “Donnie” Fisher, Jr.

William Donal “Donnie” Fisher, Jr., 70, of Pikeville, Tennessee, died Wednesday, December 15, 2021. He was of the Christian faith. He retired from Southeast Tennessee State Regional Correctional Facility. He was preceded in death by his father, William Donal Fisher, Sr.; and grandmother, Lola Fisher White. He is survived by his daughters, Stacey Fisher of…

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David Bayless

David Bayless, 99, of Pikeville, Tennessee, died Monday, December 13, 2021. He was a 1942 Bledsoe County High School graduate. He received a BS in Agriculture and Master’s Degree in Child Psychology from Tennessee Tech. He was a WWII Navy veteran. Throughout his lifetime, he was a mechanic, teacher, coach, principal, Bledsoe County School Superintendent…

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Evelyn Wilson Stone

Evelyn Wilson Stone, 86, of Crossville, Tennessee passed away Saturday, December 4, 2021. She was a seamstress for most of her life, enjoying sewing and creating new patterns. She loved genealogy, reading, canning and shopping for bargains at estate sales while spending time with her family. Evelyn was preceded in death by her parents Thomas…

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Lee Etta Lipke

Lee Etta Lipke, 71, of Pikeville, Tennessee, died Sunday, December 12, 2021, at her home. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Lipke; father, Kenneth Eugene Frazier; mother, Samantha Hensley Frazier; nephews, Brian Gladys and Curtis Frazier; and nieces, Shelia Frazier Murphy and Rita Frazier. She is survived by her brothers and sisters,…

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