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Sam B. Dillehay, 96

Sam B. Dillehay age 96, of Red Boiling Springs, passed away Fri., May 29, 2009 at the Macon County General Hospital. Funeral Services for Sam B. Dillehay were conducted Sun., May 31, 2009 from the chapel of the Anderson & Son Funeral Home in Red Boiling Springs, Tenn. with Elder J.E. Shoulders officiating. Interment followed in the Whitley Cemetery.

His pallbearers were Harold Dillehay, Edward Dillehay, Kevin Wilder, Lucas Grace, Bryan Butler and Ronald Cook. Sam B. was born Dec. 7, 1912 in Macon County, Tenn., one of ten siblings born to the late Edward and Bertie Collins Dillehay. On Dec. 18, 1937, he married the former Dorothy Mabel Cook, who preceded him in death on Nov. 7, 1991. On Aug. 21, 1993, he married Vallie Nash Wilson, who survives. In addition to his first wife and parents, he was also preceded in death by his son-in-law, J. W. Hance, sisters, Flora Verela, Mamie & Cassie Dillehay and brothers, Clarence, John and Frank Dillehay. He was a farmer and member of the Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church where he served as a deacon for many years. Survivors besides his wife, Vallie include  daughter, Dorothy Hance of Lafayette, son, Gerald (Kwan) Dillehay of Martinez, GA, son, John (Sonny) Dillehay of Tinton Falls, N.J., step-daughters, Linda Wilder of Red Boiling Springs, Carolyn Gregory, Paula (Tommy) Payne, & Phyllis Pitcock all of Lafayette, step-son, Harold (Margie) Wilson of Tompkinsville, sister, Susie (Russell) Coleman of Lebanon, brother, Connie Dillehay of Hermitage Springs Community, brother, James ( Martha) Dillehay of Mt. Juliet, granddaughter, Jennifer Dillehay of Tinton Falls, N.J., grandsons, Gerald Dillehay Jr. of Tampa, FL & Greg Hance of Lafayette, 11 step-grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, 16 step-great-grandchildren, 4 great-great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.