Macon County Chronicle

Connie Dillehay, 99

Version:1.0 StartHTML:0000000181 EndHTML:0000003389 StartFragment:0000002441 EndFragment:0000003353 SourceURL:file://localhost/Users/computer/Desktop/obitsw:pics/Dillehay.doc Connie Dillehay, age 99, of the Hermitage Springs Community in Clay County, TN, passed away Monday morning, May 24, 2010 at the Monroe County Medical Center in Tompkinsville, KY.  
Funeral Services for Connie Dillehay were conducted Friday afternoon, May 28, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. from the chapel of the Anderson & Son Funeral Home in Red Boiling Springs with Jimmy Cook officiating. Interment followed in the Biles Cemetery.  Honorary Pallbearers were Glen Lyons, Royce Sheffield, Stanley Miller, Mike Patterson, Jeff Downing, Dennis West, Timothy Hammer, Bobby Spear, Jerry Dillehay, Jimmy Curtis, Gary York, Glen Emmert, Billy Choate and Dwight Rich.  Active Pallbearers were Thomas Dillehay, Josh Dillehay, Wayne Anderson, Michael Bean, Edward Dillehay and Jerry York.
Version:1.0 StartHTML:0000000181 EndHTML:0000004375 StartFragment:0000002444 EndFragment:0000004339 SourceURL:file://localhost/Users/computer/Desktop/obitsw:pics/Dillehay.doc Connie Dillehay was born Sunday, October 9, 1910 in Macon County, Tennessee, one of ten siblings born to the late Edward and Bertie Collins Dillehay.  In 1936, he married Cozie Gregory who preceded him in death in 1944.  On January 12, 1946, he remarried Jewell Marie Veatch who also preceded him in death on February 13, 2004.  In addition to his wives and parents, he was also preceded in death by his daughter, Alberta Pennington, grandson, Ian Tooley, sons-in-law, Jackie Tooley and Gloy Pennington, sisters, Flora Verela, Mamie and Cassie Dillehay and brothers, Willard, Clarence, Frank and Sam B. Dillehay.  He was a farmer and a member of the Hermitage Springs Church of Christ.  Connie lived through the Hay Days of Red Boiling Springs and could tell many stories about what life was like in those days.  His mind was still clear as a bell at the age of 99.  He never forgot anyone that he ever met and you would learn something new from him every time you talked to him.  Someone should have written a book about the trials and experiences of this man’s life.    
Survivors include: Daughters, Joann Dillehay and Donnie Tooley, Sons, Harold Dillehay and Connie Wayne Dillehay all of Hermitage Springs, Homer Dillehay, Madison, Sister & Brother-in-Law, Susie & Russell Coleman, Lebanon, Brother & Sister-in-Law, James & Martha Dillehay, Mt. Juliet, Grandchildren, Anna and Mark Pennington, Melissa Hammer and husband, Tim, Tommy Dillehay and wife, Kathy and Great-Grandchildren, Rebecca, Josh, and Brooke Dillehay, Timothy, Emma, Jessie and Olivia Hammer.