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#2966176 - 10/02/12 07:54 PM Don Nanney Boating Accident on Reelfoot
Wes Parrish
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Reelfoot Lake fishing accident leaves 1 dead

Posted: Monday, October 1, 2012 9:03 pm

The Messenger 10.01.12

Special to The Messenger
A fishing accident claimed the life of a Shelby County man and sent another to the hospital after their boat capsized on Reelfoot Lake Friday afternoon.
Donald Nanney, 65, of Eads was pronounced dead at the scene when he was brought to Lovell’s Landing on the south side of Reelfoot Lake. He and Mike Fraley, 67, of Tiptonville were fishing in a Reelfoot Lake boat — or “stump jumper” — when the accident occurred.
Lt. Danny Tippit of the Lake County Sheriff’s Department said the men hit a stump, the boat tipped over and swamped, casting both men in the water.
Fraley was able to make it to a stump. Tippit said it appeared that Nanney was unresponsive soon after the boat capsized. “We listed the death as a possible heart attack or medical condition,” Tippit said.
He said the men were in the water about 45 minutes before they were rescued by Brett Burress, 18, and Shaw Logan, 17. Both young men are students at Obion County Central High School. They called emergency personnel and they responded to the boat landing just after dusk.
Fraley was taken to Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union City, where he was placed in the ICU for possible hypothermia and heart problems. He was released on Sunday.
It was the second time in three years that the extremely low lake levels have contributed to a death. In 2010, a fisherman from Obion County had an apparent heart attack after his boat became struck on one of the stumps. Charles P. Turner, 76, died in Oct. 29, 2010.
Reelfoot Lake remains more than two feet below pool level.
The Lake County Sheriff’s Department, Reelfoot Lake State Park rangers and the Lake County EMS responded to the emergency.
Editor’s note: Evan Jones is editor of The Lake County Banner in Tiptonville.

My condolences to the Nanney family and all who knew Donald.
Good folks.

Edited by Wes Parrish (10/02/12 08:05 PM)

#2966179 - 10/02/12 07:58 PM Re: Donald Nanney Boating Accident on Reelfoot [Re: Wes Parrish]
6 Point

Registered: 11/21/07
Posts: 974
Loc: Middle TN

Not good. Place is dangerous for sure if not careful
#2966185 - 10/02/12 08:00 PM Re: Donald Nanney Boating Accident on Reelfoot [Re: Wes Parrish]
Wes Parrish
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Registered: 06/12/02
Posts: 19470
Loc: Knoxville-Dover-Union City, TN


Donald Carroll "Don" Nanney, age 65, resident of Hickory Withe, and husband of Marcia Nanney passed from this world on Friday, September 28, 2012.

Mr. Nanney was born April 1, 1947 to Frances Nanney and the late Cecil Nanney. He was a long time resident of Martin, Tennessee and graduated from the University of Tennessee at Martin. Mr. Nanney was an active member of the Faith United Methodist Church, a master gardener and an avid fisherman.

In addition to his wife, Mr. Nanney is survived by his daughter, Jennifer Watkins (William) of Bartlett; three sons. Douglass Nanney of Cordova, David Nanney (Shannon) of Memphis, Scott Pangle (Nicole) of Grandbury, TX; his mother, Frances "Mama Nanney" Nanney of Martin; three brothers, Danny Nanney (Cathy) of Martin, Michael Nanney (Claudia) of Martin, Ricky Nanney (Rene) of Martin; six grandchildren, Christopher Nanney, Michael McBride (Candace), Allison McBride (Daron), Spencer Pangle, Grant Pangle and Logan Weems; and four great grandchidren, Isabella Irby, Brianna McBride, Dalton and David Bromley.

The family requests that memorials be directed to Faith United Methodist Church, 6270 U.S. Highway 64, Oakland, TN 38060.

#2966258 - 10/02/12 08:43 PM Re: Donald Nanney Boating Accident on Reelfoot [Re: Wes Parrish]
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Bambi Killa

Registered: 11/19/99
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Know the family well.
Sure hate to hear it.
Youth is wasted on the young.

#2973350 - 10/08/12 06:27 PM Re: Donald Nanney Boating Accident on Reelfoot [Re: RUGER]
14 Point

Registered: 08/23/12
Posts: 7707
Loc: Memphis, Tennessee

Always a sad day when we lose one of our own outdoorsman.
#2974368 - 10/09/12 12:31 PM Re: Donald Nanney Boating Accident on Reelfoot [Re: Inkstainz]
Grizzly Johnson
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Registered: 10/07/08
Posts: 15791
Loc: Tennessee

Kudos for those young men stopping to help..... Hate to hear the news, prayers for all involved.
But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil.

#2975895 - 10/10/12 02:36 PM Re: Donald Nanney Boating Accident on Reelfoot [Re: Grizzly Johnson]

Registered: 12/05/03
Posts: 27878
Loc: TN

Hate to hear that!
#2977754 - 10/11/12 07:58 PM Re: Donald Nanney Boating Accident on Reelfoot [Re: Winchester]
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Registered: 11/25/08
Posts: 986
Loc: Shelby Co.Tn.

so sad
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