Area Obituaries

Christopher Charles Evans

Christopher Charles Evans, 61, of Dayton, Tennessee, died Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at his home. He was a 1975 graduate of Cohn High School in Nashville, where he was a standout member of the football and track teams. He completed his Eagle Scout in 1971. He attended Brookmeade Church of Christ in Nashville. From 1978-1993,…

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Anna Elgan

Anna Lucille (Sneed) Elgan, 87, died March 8, 2019 in Pikeville, Tennessee. She was born June 27, 1931 in Nashville, to John Thomas Sneed and Rosie Elizabeth (Spain) Sneed. Ann was raised during lean times in a large family in Nashville where there was not a lot of material wealth, but a lot of family…

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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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