Laurel Peeples Hisey, 92, of Chattanooga, Tennessee, best known as Lollie, died January 10, 2022. Trained in special education, Lollie had a passion for entertaining. She was in the University Players at the University of Tennessee Chattanooga and formed the Cumberland Players at First Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Chattanooga (Tennessee-Georgia Presbytery). She wrote plays and musicals but it was in her self-created role of Adelade Addles where her comedic genius shone. As a scatter-brained, huge lopsided bosomed character, she performed at fund raisers and retirement parties to uproarious laughter and applause. After retirement, she attended Clown’s College in Florida and, as “Zig Zag,” entertained at schools, hospitals, senior centers, and public events.
About Matthew Gore
Matthew H. Gore is a British journalist, historian, popular culturist, archivist, and educator residing in Memphis, Tennessee. He is the immediate past-president of the Society of Tennessee Archivists and is best known for his book The History of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Kentucky to 1988 (2000). He has also published on a variety of topics as diverse as The Origin of Marvelman (a British superhero of the 1950s and 1960s), the relative scarcity of East German philatelics, and the biography of British pulp artist, Denis McLoughlin. He is employed by the Ministry Council of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church at the Cumberland Presbyterian Center in Memphis, Tennessee, as editor of the Cumberland Presbyterian Magazine and as publications manager. He has been associated with both Western Kentucky University, which honored him with their James H. Poteet Award, and the University of Kentucky. He also serves as editor for all Boardman Books (Memphis, Tennessee) publications.