Area Obituaries

Valerie Jane Stanley

Valerie Jane Stanley, age 56 of Pikeville, passed into the Great Beyond Saturday, March 9, 2019 with family by her side. Valerie lived a full life. As a single mother, she raised two children. She was a cosmetologist for almost 30 years, an occupation she truly loved, owning two flourishing hair salons over the years.…

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Harley “Pete” Smith

Harley “Pete” Smith, 87, of Pikeville, Tennessee, died Wednesday, March 6, 2019. He attended New Charity Baptist Church. He was a veteran of the United States Army, serving in the Korean War. He retired from USA Enterprise in Spencer, Tennessee and from Bledsoe County Convenience Recycling. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary…

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Ernie Ford

Ernie Ford, 83, of Pikeville, Tennessee, died Saturday, March 9, 2019 at his home. He was a member of Cold Springs Baptist Church. He was the night watchman at the Bledsoe Highway Department. He was preceded in death by his wife, Thelma Vickie Ford; stepson, Freddie Dewayne Sullivan; parents, Robert and Nettie Ford; sisters, Edna…

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Rufus Shearlin

Rufus Shearlin, 52, of Pikeville, Tennessee died Wednesday, February 27, 2019. He was a graduate of Bledsoe County High School, worked on a dairy farm for many years, and enjoyed fishing and hunting.     Rufus was preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Bertie Dyer Shearlin; brother, Jackie Shearlin; sister, Kathy Shearlin. Survivors…

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Wallace Holland

Wallace Holland, 74, of Pikeville, Tennessee, died Wednesday, February 27, 2019. He was of the Church of God faith. He was the owner of Pikeville Heat and Air and an avid collector of antique cars. He was preceded in death by his sisters, Sadie Camp and Juanita Powell; and brother, Howard Lee Holland. He is…

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Dianne Barbour Speegle

Dianne Barbour Speegle, 73, of Dunlap, passed away on February 16, 2019 at her home. Dianne was born in Birmingham, Alabama to Benjamin and Ila Barbour on February 3, 1946. The hallmark of her life was her loving devotion to her husband and children. She was a dedicated member of The Church of Jesus Christ…

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Alma “Joanne” Ritchie

Alma “Joanne” Ritchie, 88 of Crossville, Tennessee died Friday, February 22, 2019 at Good Samaritan’s in Crossville.    Joanne was born March 21, 1930 in Eugene, Oregon and grew up on the McKenzie River in Oregon. She graduated from McKenzie High School in 1948 where she was a champion volleyball player and captain of her…

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Carol Marie Parrino

Carol Marie Parrino, 69, of the Luminary Community in Bledsoe County, died Tuesday, February 19, 2019. Carol worked in the meat department wrapping meat at a grocery store for around 20 years. She was of the Catholic Faith,  loved her dog Molly, enjoyed entering sweepstakes, and searching genealogy. Preceding her in death were her parents,…

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Jerry Dion Mooneyham

Jerry Dion Mooneyham, 71, of Pikeville, Tennessee, died Friday, February 22, 2019 at his home. He was of the Baptist faith. He was an avid fisherman and an artist. He was preceded in death by his parents, Billy Brown Mooneyham and Vera Ulzo Mooneyham; brother, Billy Franklin Mooneyham; and sisters, Dolly Mooneyham, Dorothy Cooley, Gladys…

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Crystal Annette Lewis

Crystal Annette Lewis, 40 of Pikeville, Tennessee died Tuesday, February 20, 2019. Crystal enjoyed taking pictures, loved the beach, riding roller coasters and water rafting with her children. She was of the Church of God faith, was a loving mother, daughter, granddaughter, and friend. Crystal was a 1997 graduate of Bledsoe County High School where…

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