Area Obituaries

Janet Louise Barkley

Janet Louise Barkley, daughter of the late Frank Ferdinand Zykan and Freda Graff Zykan was born on February 2, 1936 in St. Charles, Missouri. She was the fifteenth child of seventeen children. She was a homemaker and of Baptist faith. At the age of 17 she was swept off of her feet by Harold Barkley,…

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Norman Dotson

Norman Dotson, 80, of Pikeville, Tennessee died Wednesday, September 26, 2018. He was preceded in death by his parents, Eules and Roxie Dotson; brothers, Luther Dotson, Isiah Dotson, Walter Dotson, Cleveland Dotson, Jack Songer, JM Songer, Johnnie Lee Scarbrough, General Dotson; sisters, Ora Keener, Mary Helton; and special friend, Janie Mahan. He is survived by…

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Mary Ruth (Creason) Crosby

Mary Ruth (Creason) Crosby, 84, of Pikeville, Tennessee died on Saturday, September 29, 2018. She was a member of Cold Springs Church of Christ and retired from Taft Youth Center. She was preceded in death by her husband, Luther Crosby; parents, Fred and Susie Creason; brothers, J.D. Creason and Walter Creason; sister, Ruby Billingsley; and…

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Lillian Margaret Greason

Lillian Margaret Gilbert Creason of Sparta, Tennessee, formerly of Pikeville, was promoted to heaven on Thursday, September 27, 2018 in Life Care of Sparta. Lillian was of the Church of God faith and a member of the family of God. She was a housewife and enjoyed working in her flower gardens. She was preceded in…

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Tina Marie Cooley

Tina Marie Cooley, 55, of Pikeville, Tennessee died Sunday, September 30, 2018. She was preceded in death by her mother, Shelby Tollett; and grandparents, Ralph and Marie Anders. She is survived by her husband, Carlton Cooley of Pikeville; sons, Jonathan (Raquel) Cooley of Cleveland, Jacob (Erin) Cooley of Pikeville; and Joshua Cooley of Jacksonville, Florida;…

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Michael Lebron Tullos

Michael Lebron Tullos, 60, of Pikeville, Tennessee, died Sunday, September 16, 2018. Michael worked at Kyser-Roth before going to work at Taft Youth Center as a security officer for over 20 years. He enjoyed woodworking, watching movies, telling jokes, and imitating people’s voices. Michael was a graduate of the 1977 class at Bledsoe County High…

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Adam James Scarbrough

Adam James Scarbrough, 31, of Pikeville, Tennessee, died Saturday, September 15, 2018. Adam was a loving husband and son, enjoyed spending time with his family who he loved dearly.  In his pastime he rode 4-wheelers, went mudding, working on his Chevy trucks especially his “big blue Chevy truck.” He was a good man with a…

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Irvin Detweiler

Irvin Detweiler, 90, died Wednesday, September 19, 2018, at his home. John and Fanny (Miller) Detweiler had 14 children: Elmer, Roy, Alice, John-Henry, Mary, Pearl, Sally, Melvin, Irvin, Ivan, Susie, Jane, Freeman, and Cora. Irvin was born in Thomas, Oklahoma and was nine when the family moved to Iowa City, Iowa. In 1951, he joined…

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Donald Edwin McMillen

Donald Edwin McMillen, 64, died Thursday, September 13, 2018, at Erlanger Bledsoe. He was of the Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by his parents, Calvin and Pauline McMillen; and sister Linda Davis. He is survived by his daughters, Toni (Troy) Hanna of Pikeville, Amy (Steve) Thurman of Pikeville, April Guinn of Pikeville, Rachel…

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Lonnie Mealoy Everett

Lonnie Mealoy Everett, 81, of Pikeville, Tennessee, died peacefully at his home at Look West Farm with his daughters by his side, Wednesday, September 12, 2018. “Chief,” as he was known by many, enjoyed coon and fox hunting, and riding horses. He was also known for his wit, his love of music as well as…

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