Funeral services for Thermon “Big Paw” Begley, 77, of Campbranch, were held May 5 at the Campbranch Pentecostal Church. Burial was in the Begley Cemetery at Roxana.
A son of the late Gillis and Belle Coots Begley, he died May 2 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Healthcare Center. He was preceded in death by four brothers, Cecil, Tom, Chester, and G.B, and a special granddaughter, Casey.
Surviving are his wife, Linda Quillen Begley; three sons, Thermon Begley, Jr. and wife Barbara of Campbranch, Douglas Begley of Campbranch, and Matthew Begley and wife Sherry of Luttrell, Tenn.; a daughter, Jackie Roberts and husband Robbin of Luttrell, Tenn.; two brothers, Ray Begley and Leonard Begley, both of Campbranch; eight sisters, Wilma Fields of Sandlick, Lily Mae Garrison of Sharps Chapel, Tenn., Athlene Parker of Campbranch, Edith White of Deane, Francis Honeycutt of Lexington, Phyllis Combs of Campbranch, Kathy Parker of Campbranch, and Shirley Fleming of Campbranch; seven grandchildren, Corey, Bradie, Justin, Cassidy, Coleman, Thomas, and Seth; and nine greatgrandchildren.