- [S24] The Newport Plain Talk, (http://www.newportplaintalk.com), 4 Mar 2014.
Mr. Tony Lee Nichols obituary
- [S113] Manes Funeral Home, (http://www.manesfuneralhome.com), 28 Jul 2016.
(January 31, 1928 - July 28, 2016)
U.S. Veteran Charles Leeson Whitehead, age 88, of Newport, passed away Thursday, July 28, 2016. He was a veteran of the United States Army and was a member of the First Baptist Church. Mr. Whitehead was a retired pharmacist and was the owner of Minnis Drugs. He was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara Jean Sharp Whitehead; parents, Noah Bunyon and Sara Lela Caylor Whitehead; brothers, Glen and Harold Whitehead; sister, Mary Illa Whitehead Leamon. He is survived by his children, Deborah Whitehead Stokely, Patricia Whitehead, Denise Whitehead Nichols and John Fredrick Whitehead all of Newport; brothers, Dale Whitehead of Adairsville, Georgia, N. B. Whitehead of Ten Mile, Tennessee; sister, June Whitehead Woods of Maryville; grandchildren, Andy Stokely, Benjamin Bewley and Daniel (Brittani) Ruble, and Samuel (Alyssa) Nichols; great-grandchildren, Eli and Ethan Nichols, Vivienne and Thaddeus Ruble; also numerous nieces, nephews, other family and friends. The family will receive friends from 10:00 am – 11:30 am Monday August 1, 2016 with funeral services following at 11:30 am in Manes Funeral Home Chapel with Rob Myers officiating. Burial will be held at 3:30 pm Monday, August 1, 2016 in Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery, in Townsend, Tennessee, with Military Honors. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the First Baptist Church Building Fund,261 E. Broadway Street, Newport, TN 37821, Our Local Bread Basket or Second Harvest Food Bank, 136 Harvest Ln, Maryville, TN 37801. Family and friends may sign the guest register on line at: www.manesfuneralhome.com. Arrangements by Manes Funeral Home.