Feb. 26, 2014
Joseph Travis Nickell, retired Baptist pastor of Maryville, passed away Feb. 26, 2014, from complications of Alzheimer’s disease. He was 85.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 8, at New Providence Presbyterian Church in Maryville at 4 p.m. (EST), followed by receiving of friends. A graveside service and interment will follow at a later date in the Charles L. Nickell Memorial Park in Centerville, TN.
Born in the Sugar Creek community of Hickman County, TN, the youngest of 11 children of Marvin Byron and Sula Travis Nickell, he graduated from Hickman County High School and the University of Tennessee—Knoxville. He earned graduate degrees from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, TX, and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY. He served as associate pastor of the Whitehaven Baptist Church in Memphis and was pastor of First Baptist Church of Monticello, KY, First Baptist Church of Crossville and Cedar Grove Baptist Church of Maryville, where he retired as pastor emeritus. He was a member of the Sons of the American Revolution, serving as chaplain, and a member of the Knoxville Exchange Club.
He was preceded in death by sisters, Martha Warren Kelsey, Mary Rochelle, Anne Reeves and Amy Graves; brothers, Paul Nickell, Hugh Nickell, Marcus Nickell, Jim Nickell and Captain Charles Nickell, who was a fighter pilot lost at sea during WWII.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Mary Ruth Robinson Nickell of Maryville; children, sons, Tim Nickell and his wife, Pat, of Fayetteville, AR, Mark Nickell and his wife, Kaye, of Franklin, TN, and daughter, LuAnne Nickell Prevost of Knoxville; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and one sister, Christine McClannahan of Centerville, TN.
His grandchildren will serve as pallbearers.
Memorials may be made to Cedar Grove Baptist Church Youth Fund, 5302 Nails Creek Rd., Maryville, TN 37804.
McCammon-Ammons-Click Funeral Home, Maryville, www.mccammonammonsclick.com, is in charge of the arrangements.
Feb. 26, 2014
Carl Nelson Sherrill, 82, of Pikeville, passed away July 24, 2014. Funeral services were held July 26 from the chapel of Hood Funeral Home. Bro. Chip Winstead officiated, with burial in Walker Cemetery.
Mary Margaret Ives Haack passed away July 27, 2014 in Crossville. She resided at Fairfield Glade Assisted Living near her daughter. She was 98. Memorial services for Mary will be in Muncie, IN.
Ruby Brown Gibson passed away July 28, 2014.
Robert Eugene "Bobby" Dyer, 56, of Crossville, passed away July 25, 2014.
Harvey Alvis Derrick, 91, of the Grassy Cove community, passed away July 22, 2014. Funeral services were held July 26 at Grassy Cove United Methodist Church. The Rev. Martha Hale and the Rev. Monica Mowdy officiated, with burial in Hedgecoth Cemetery.
G.W. Johnson, 76, of Crossville, passed away July 23, 2014, at Cumberland Medical Center
Funeral services were held at Bilbrey Funeral Home July 26, with Bro. Ralph Reagan officiating and burial in Crossville City Cemetery.
Opal Pauline Hassler
Opal Pauline Hassler, 68, of Crossville, passed away July 23, 2014, at Cumberland Medical Center. Funeral services were held at chapel of Bilbrey Funeral Home July 26, 2014, with Bro. Mike Kerley and Bro. Ryan Overfelt officiating and internment in Crossville City Cemetery.
Ruth Vicory Yoakum was born on May 9, 1912, to Wilma Pearl McCreary and Walter Carpenter Yoakum in Leavenworth, KS. She passed away on July 17, 2014, at the Wharton Homes at Uplands Village in Pleasant Hill. There will be a service of the worship of God in her memory at the Pleasant Hill Community Church in Pleasant Hill at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 2.
William “Bill” Fancher Graham, 70, of Crossville, passed away peacefully at home July 19, 2014, after a long and courageous battle with malignant lymphoma. Funeral services were held July 22 at Main St. Church of Christ. Bro. Barry Kennedy and Bro. Larry McDuffee officiated, with burial in Green Acres Memory Gardens.
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Dr. Charles Edward Brookhart passed away July 21, 2014, in Overland Park, KS. He was 85.
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