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Area Obituaries

Barbara Jane Roberson

Barbara Jane Roberson, 85, of Pikeville, Tennessee died Sunday, January 28, 2024. She was a member of First Southern Baptist Church, a 1957 graduate of Bledsoe County High School, and a member of the Sunny Side Home Demonstration Club. Barbara loved being with her family, helping at the church, cooking, and sewing. Barbara was a…

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Tommy Riggs

Tommy Riggs, 86, of Pikeville, Tennessee, died Wednesday, January 24, 2024. He was a member of The Church of God. He, along with his wife, Judy, were the owners of Tommy & Judy’s Service Station on Dayton Mountain. He was a farmer and mechanic and loved mowing the yard. He was preceded in death by…

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Patricia Claire Johnson Pope

Patricia Claire Johnson Pope, 93, made her journey to her heavenly home on Thursday, January 25, 2024. She departed this life peacefully at Erlanger Bledsoe Hospital in Pikeville with Gary and Cathy by her side. Patsy was born on July 7, 1930, to Grover and Mildred Minton Johnson. Many of you may not know this,…

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Johnny Layman

Johnny Layman, 67, of Pikeville, Tennessee, died Friday, January 26, 2024. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Cora and Kenneth Fisher; parents, James Layman and Edith Underwood; and daughter, Carrie Layman Saunders. He is survived by his wife, Lisa Reed Laymon of Pikeville; daughters, Tiffany (Matthew Holloway) Bolin and Ashley (Daniel) Herry, both…

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AJ Shawn Scott Cross

AJ Shawn Scott Cross, 46, of Pikeville, Tennessee died Wednesday, January 24, 2024. He loved his son and family, online gaming, and had a great sense of humor. Shawn was preceded in death by his mother, Jo Anna Kleist Cross; maternal grandparents, Joseph Arthur and Aeril Virginia Nordenskjold Kleist; paternal grandparents, Jack and Hope Cross.…

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James Allen “Scooter” Reed

James Allen “Scooter” Reed, 48, of Pikeville, Tennessee passed away Tuesday, January 16, 2024. Scooter enjoyed hunting, fishing, and wood working. Scooter was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Leroy Smith; maternal grandmother, Betty Stafford; paternal grandparents, Leonard and Susie Reed; step-father, Bobby Dodson; sister, Tina Campbell; step-sister, Rita Bickford. Left behind to cherish…

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Evelyn Ruth Keedy Murphy

Evelyn Ruth Keedy Murphy, 70, of Pikeville, Tennessee died Wednesday, January 17, 2024. In the past Evelyn worked at Dura for many years, was a Christian, enjoyed being a caretaker and cleaning houses for many people. Evelyn was preceded in death by her parents, Jim Franklin and Mamie Ruth Parker Keedy; life-long companion, Albert Junior…

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Donald Lee Miller

Donald Lee Miller went to his eternal home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Christmas Day, December 25, 2023. Donald was born on December 14, 1943, in Pikeville, Tennessee. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and friend, and he will be missed. He was preceded in death by his…

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Nathan Bayless

Nathan Bayless, 46, of Fall Creek Falls, Tennessee died Tuesday, January 17, 2024. He was a Christian and attended the Church of Christ at Mt. Della. He was preceded in death by his father, Edgar Bayless; grandparents, Vernie and Mozell Hayes and Oliver and Edith Bayless; and several aunts and uncles. He is survived by…

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Frances Pauline Tollett Agee

Frances Pauline Tollett Agee (also known as Sugar), 89, of Pikeville, Tennessee, went to be with our Lord Jesus Christ Saturday morning, January 20, 2024. Frances was a wife, mother, sister and friend. Frances was born May 30, 1934 to Charles Bryan and Agnes Lee Tollett. She was the oldest of eight siblings. Frances met…

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