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Sallie (Rhea) DiggsJuly 21, 1929 ~ October 18, 2017 (age 88)
Sallie Rhea Diggs, age 88, resident of the Williston Community and wife of the late Johnnie T. Diggs, Sr., departed this life Wednesday evening, October 18, 2017 at her home.
Services of Remembrance for Mrs. Diggs were conducted at 3 P.M. Friday, October 20, 2017 at the Peebles Main Funeral Chapel in Somerville. Interment followed in the Evergreen Cemetery in Williston, Tennessee. Arrangements were provided by Peebles Fayette County Funeral Homes & Cremation Center - Main Chapel of Somerville.
Mrs. Diggs was born July 21, 1929 in Moscow, Tennessee. She received her education in the Fayette County School System. She was married to Johnnie T. Diggs, Sr. for 52 years. Mrs. Diggs was a member of Morris Memorial Baptist Church, where she was the oldest member. She was an avid fan of basketball and major league baseball, which she watched on TV. Her favorite team was the St. Louis Cardinals. She loved spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Diggs is survived by three daughters, Linda McCaskill (Tommy)of Somerville, TN, Anita Flanagan (Hardy) of Somerville, TN, Beverly German (Alan) of Somerville, TN, fourteen grandchildren and twenty-seven great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Ed Rhea and Jettie Rigsby Rhea; her husband Johnnie T. Diggs, Sr.; her son Johnnie T. Diggs, Jr.; her daughter, Patricia Ann Farley; two sisters, MaryBelle Coulter, Mamie Rhea Smith; and five brothers, J.W. “Buck” Rhea, Willie “Bill” Rhea, Earnest Rhea, Auther Rhea and Clarence Rhea.
Those honored to serve as pallbearers were Brad McCaskill, Wiley Flanagan, Will Diggs, Jason Hamilton, Brent Cothern, Bo Kee and Scott Farley. Honorary pallbearers were Tommy McCaskill, Hardy Flanagan and Alan German.
The family requests that memorials be directed to Morris Memorial Baptist Church, 130 3rd Avenue, Moscow, TN 38057.