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Amy Elizabeth Cox, 47

Amy Elizabeth Cox, age 47 left this earthly plane on Wednesday, September 21, 2022. She is survived by her daughter Adrianna Elizabeth Hicks who was her world. Amy is also survived by her parents, Mike and Crickett Cox; Brother, Paul and his family and multiple aunts and uncles, cousins, family, …

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Carolyn H. Tackett, Rocky Top

Carolyn H. Tackett age 83, of Rocky Top, passed away on September 23, 2022, at her residence. She was born in Anderson County, Tennessee on January 21, 1939, to the late Leon Hatmaker and Dora Cox Hatmaker. Carolyn was an amazing photographer for weddings and social events. She loved taking …

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Loretta “Tootie” Jean Isham, 52

Loretta “Tootie” Jean Isham Born February 3rd, 1970. Passed away September 20th, 2022, at 1:33 a.m. We will be receiving friends & family Monday, September 26th from 12:00-2:00 at Evans Mortuary in Rockwood directly after to the burial held at Oak Grove Cemetery also in Rockwood. She was proceeded in …

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Tillie Dora Engler Ellis, 94

Mrs. Tillie Dora Engler Ellis, age 94, passed away on September 22, 2022, at her home. She was born on October 28, 1927, in Fort Smith, Arkansas to Sam and Mary Gehring Engler who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 72 years, …

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Mickey Whaley, Wartburg

Mr. Mickey Whaley, age 76, of Wartburg, passed away Saturday, September 24, 2022, at his home with his family by his side. He was a member of Liberty Baptist Church and a veteran of the Army National Guard. Mickey spent much of his free time playing the steel guitar and …

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James “Jim” Mac Phillips, 93

James “Jim” Mac Phillips, age 93 passed away September 22, 2022, at his home surrounded by his family. Jim was born on September 30, 1928. Jim is preceded in death by his wife of 70+ years, Norma Jean Cross Phillips; oldest child, Gary Phillips; parents, Sherman & Mary Phillips; 4 …

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Mackie Mae Marlar, 97

Mackie Mae Marlar, age 97, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, September 20, 2022, while in the presence of her family. Born March 26, 1925, in Burnsville, MS, she was the daughter of Maschil Ezekiel Robinson & Ollie Mae Epperson Robinson. Mackie was a graduate of Burnsville High …

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Benny Joe Duncan, Petros

Benny Joe Duncan, age 86 passed away at his home in Petros and went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, September 21, 2022. Benny was a member of Petros Baptist Church and retired as a truck driver. He was also a Veteran and a member of the Masonic Black Diamond Lodge …

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Levi Hackler, 27

Levi Hackler passed away at the age of 27 on Monday, September 19th, 2022. He was preceded in death by his grandmother Lois Chesney and grandfather Luther Hackler. He is survived by his parents Jeff Hackler and Jennifer Russell (Bill Russell) and sister Lilly Hackler (Dawson Bumbalough). He is also …

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Margret Elizabeth Clarke Mathis, Oakdale

Margret Elizabeth Clarke Mathis, age 88 of Oakdale, went to be with the Lord after an extended illness early Tuesday morning, September 20, 2022, at her home surrounded by her family. She was born May 9, 1934, to John Lewis Clarke and Gertrude Pierce. She married Leonard Lee Mathis on …

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