Area Obituaries

Ellen Lucille Wooden

Ellen Lucille Wooden, 87, of Pikeville, Tennessee died Wednesday, May 15, 2019. She was a member of Old Cumberland Baptist Church, enjoyed working word puzzles, gardening, and talking on the phone with friends. Preceding her in death was her husband, George C. Wooden; parents, Charles Gilbert and Mary Songer Johnson; grandson, Cody McGowan; several brothers…

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Robert Edward Jackett

Robert “Eddy” Jackett Sr., 77, born April 26, 1942 to Robert W. Jackett and Lillian Inez Burnett Jackett at Baptist Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee died May 16, 2019 at his home on Dayton Mountain. Eddy was past Master of Masonic Lodge 512 of Dayton, and a member of Alhambra Shrine of Chattanooga, serving in the Provost…

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Gladys Elizabeth Reagan

Gladys Elizabeth Reagan, 81, of Pikeville, Tennessee, died Saturday, May 11, 2019. She was of the Free Will Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by her son, Ricky Reagan; grandson, Jerry Wayne Fields, Jr.; parents, Sam and Avis Blaylock; brothers, Monroe Blaylock, Woodrow Blaylock, William Blaylock, Jerry Blaylock and Perry Blaylock; sisters, Betty Blaylock,…

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Lonnie DeWeese

James Leon “Lonnie” Deweese, 89, passed from this life to his Heavenly Home on May 12, 2019 surrounded by his family and friends. Mr. Deweese was born May 30, 1929 in the Fall Creek Falls community. He was a deacon and charter member of Plainview Free Will Baptist Church and a life-long resident of Van…

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Joanna Grove Beach

Joanna Grove Beach was born May 6, 1924, and passed from this life into her heavenly home on May 13, 2019, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. She was the daughter of the late Joe and Maude Deweese Grove and the last surviving child of 11. Preceding her in death were her brothers, Robert, Tom, Billy,…

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Rhonda King

Rhonda Renee Blaylock King, 58, of Spencer, Tennessee, died April 29, 2019. She enjoyed drawing, sewing and being outside with her garden. She loved being at her childrens’ houses and spending time with her sister drinking cowboy coffee. She was preceded in death by her parents, Winfred and Shirley Blaylock; sister, Karen Jordan; and brother,…

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Billy Joe Hitchcox

Billy Joe Hitchcox, 60, of Pikeville, Tennessee, passed away on Monday, April 29, 2019 at Erlanger Hospital following a brief illness. He was a lion of a man with a work ethic comparable to none, and he was a lamb with a heart of gold. Billy Joe loved his family with all his heart and…

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Leslie Pleasent Hickey

Bro. Leslie Pleasent Hickey, 92, of Pikeville, went home to Jesus Tuesday, April 16, 2019. Other than his ministry, his favorite hobby was working, and he also enjoyed hunting, fishing, and spending time with his family. Leslie was preceded in death by his wife of 68 years, Maxine Hickey; parents, Elijah Joshua and Hautie Caroline…

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Nannie Sue Lewis Hailey

Sue Lewis Hailey, 70, lost her battle with Cancer on March 26, 2019, while in Hospice Care at Germantown Methodist Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. She was born in Pikeville to the late Envoy (PeeWee) Lewis and Kathleen Gass Lewis. She attended elementary school at Patton School in the Melvin Community; when it closed she then…

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Johnny Boring

Johnny Boring, 77, of Pikeville, Tennessee, died Friday, April 19, 2019 at his home. He attended Frostbite House of Prayer. He was a United States Army veteran serving in Vietnam. He was a truck driver, working in the logging industry. He was the owner of a produce stand in Rossville, Georgia for 18 years. He…

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