By Jessie Williams
A Hartsville man was airlifted to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where he later died, after local authorities found him laying on Akersville Road on Thursday, January 11.
According to Macon County Sheriff Mark Gammons, his office received a call during the early morning hours about someone laying in the street near 1056 Akersville Road.
The man was identified as 25-year-old James (Jimmy) Clifford Hoey.
According to District Attorney Tommy Thompson, Macon County Sheriff Mark Gammons contacted him and requested that the TBI assist his department and the CID (Tennessee Highway Patrol Criminal Investigation Division) with the investigation.
He is survived by his mother and step-father Virginia and James Vaughan of Jonesborough, TN, father Frank R. Hoey of Hartsville, TN, brother Frank R. Hoey of Hartsville, TN, sister Sarah Hoey of Jonesborough, TN and a nephew Bradley Linville of Jonesborough, TN.
Little details about the cause of Hoey’s death are being released at this time and the circumstances are still under investigation according to the sheriff.
A memorial service for Jimmy Hoey will be held Saturday, January 20, 2017 at 1 p.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church in Lafayette, TN.