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Ricky D. Suggs

Published: 10/09/2012

Ricky D. Suggs, age 54, of Newport, passed away suddenly Saturday, October 6, 2012.

He was a 30-year schoolteacher at Bridgeport Elementary School and a member of Lincoln Avenue Baptist Church.

He was a loving husband, father, and son.

He was preceded in death by his father John Rowe Suggs.

He is survived by his wife Tamra Suggs; daughter Haley Hall and husband Travis of Parrottsville; daughter Alex Suggs of Newport; mother Euvena Suggs of Newport; brother Eddie Suggs and wife Vickey of Knoxville; sisters Brenda Allen and husband John of Maryville; and Rowena Wallace of Nashville; niece Paige Allen and a host of other special family and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 9, 2012, at Lincoln Avenue Baptist Church with Dr. Craig Ward officiating. Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, October 10, 2012, in Union Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Tuesday at Lincoln Avenue Baptist Church prior to the funeral services.

In lieu of flowers, the family request memorials be made to the Lincoln Avenue Baptist Church Building Fund, 234 Lincoln Avenue, Newport, TN 37821.

Family and friends may sign the guest register online at

Manes Funeral Home in charge

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