Nellie Mae Olvey, age 94, of Copperhill, TN passed away Thursday, January 27, 2011 in the Copper Basin Medical Center. Nellie was a lifelong resident of the Copper Basin area and was a member of the Tumbling Creek Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas I. and Anna Lou Cindy Nix Hicks, her grandson, Randy Olvey, and her loving husband of sixty seven years, Fred “Red”OlveyShe is survived by daughters, Grace Nelson, Frances Mealer, Mildred Gaddis and Geneva Olvey, all of Copperhill, TN, Christine Nicholson of Cleveland, TN; eleven grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren.
Funeral services were conducted Sunday, January 30th at 2:00 P.M. from the Akins of Copperhill Chapel with Rev. John Newton and Rev. Melvin O’Neal officiating. Music was by Edward Vest and the Deal Family. Pallbearers included Jimmy Hemming, Dennis Headrick, Robby Nicholson, Johnny Wayne Mealer, Stacy Dills and Freddy Cook. Honorary pallbearers included Freddy Cook, Jr. and Pat and Logan Hutcheson. Interment followed in the Pleasant Hill (Airport Road) cemetery. Condolences to the family may be sent to www.akinsfuneralhome.com. Akins Funeral Home of Copperhill was in charge of the arrangements.