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Aunt Ann lost her sweet, sweet husband on Sunday, and we lost a beloved member of the family. It’s not easy marrying into a rowdy bunch like us, but Tommy fit right in. I don’t have a memory of him that not pleasant, and I can’t picture him without seeing him smile. He was one of the good ones – an honorable, decent man who loved Jesus and often preached and sang at church. It’s comforting to know that he’s with Jesus, but he’ll be missed.

Mr. Tommy Pelham age 74 of McMinnville, TN, died Sunday, October 26, 2014 at St. Thomas West Hospital in Nashville, TN. Born October 14, 1940, in Morrison, TN, he was retired from Mid-State Construction Co., was a member of Cumberland Chapel Freewill Baptist Church, and was currently pastoring at Johnson’s Chapel Freewill Baptist Church. Mr. Pelham was preceded in death by parents Wiley Vance and Lela Simmons Pelham, sister Liza Jane Pelham, and brothers Franchie Pelham, H.T. “Zeke” Pelham, James Pelham, Cecil Pelham, and Marshall Pelham.

Survivors include his wife Ann Pelham, son Jeff (Donna) Pelham, step daughter Ginger (Steve) Ricketts, brothers Gene (Mary) Pelham, Paris (Rhonda) Pelham, and Troy (Barbara) Pelham, grandson Casey (Tori) Pelham, step grandson Cody Ricketts, and great grandson Easton Pelham. A multitude of nieces and nephews and an innumerable host of friends also survive.

Funeral service will be 11 AM Wednesday, October 29, 2014, in the McMinnville Funeral Home Chapel. Bro. Dennis Deweese will officiate. Interment will follow at Morrison Cemetery. The Pelham Family will receive friends Tuesday 11 AM to 9 PM and Wednesday 9 AM to 11 AM at the parlors of McMinnville Funeral Home.

Please keep Ann in your prayers.

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