Neighbor says slain sisters 'beautiful people'

PIKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The shooting deaths of two widow sisters at a house on a gravel road where they lived together have shocked their rural East Tennessee community.

Bledsoe County investigators are not providing details about any possible suspect or a motive.

A relative discovered the bodies of 82-year-old Elizabeth Brown and 79-year-old Billie Sue Blalock early Tuesday.

A neighbor, Gaynell Campbell, told the Chattanooga Times Free Press the sisters were lifelong residents of the community and "were always sweet and kind to everyone."

Sheriff Jimmy Morris said the house wasn't broken into, and it doesn't appear anything was taken.

Investigator Ricky Seals said autopsy results from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation crime lab will hopefully provide new information.


(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Join the Conversation!

To comment, the following rules must be followed:

  • No Obscenity, Profanity, Vulgarity, Racism or Violent Descriptions
  • No Negative Community Comparisons
  • No Fighting, Name-calling, or Personal Attacks
  • Multiple Accounts are Not Allowed
  • Stay on Story Topic

Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.

Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Links require admin approval before posting.
Questions may be sent to Please provide detailed information.

powered by Disqus


6450 Papermill Drive Knoxville, TN 37919 Phone - (865) 450-8888; Fax - (865) 450-8869
Copyright © 2014 WVLT-TV Inc. - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 127940483 -
Gray Television, Inc.