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Margaret Ellen Harris Bohannon

Posted on Aug 28, 2015 in Obituaries | 0 comments


Margaret Ellen Harris Bohannon, age 69, of Athens, died early Thursday morning, August 27, 2015, at her home.

A native of Tellico Plains and a longtime resident of Athens, she was a daughter of the late Hoyt and Laura Beaver Harris. She was also preceded in death by an infant son and an infant daughter, two sisters, Beaulah Harris and Betty Harris, and one brother, Luther Harris

Margaret retired with 24 years of service from the McMinn County Board of Education, having served as Custodian at E.K. Baker School. She was a member of Poplar Bluff Baptist Church in Tellico Plains.

Survivors include her husband of 40 years, James Gary Bohannon of Athens

Two sons and one –daughter-in-law:

James A. Bohannon of Athens

Wesley P. and Nancy Bohannon of Cleveland

Two sisters and brothers-in-law:

Shirley and J.B. Kirkland of Tellico Plains

Annis and Ronald Kirkland of Tellico Plains

Three brothers and sisters-in-law:

Howard and Louise Harris of Tellico Plains

Norman and Carolyn Harris of Cleveland

Benny and Vicky Harris of Tellico Plains

Funeral services will be 3:00 pm Saturday in the chapel of Ziegler Funeral Home with Rev. Martin Bowlin and Rev. Greg Hutsell officiating.

Burial will follow in Clearwater Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers are Glenn Bohannon, Foster Bohannon, Calvin Snyder, Brian Kirkland, Tony Kirkland, Paul Kirkland and Larry Henderson

The family will receive friends from 1:00 pm until 3:00 pm Saturday at Ziegler Funeral Home.
Ziegler Funeral Home has been entrusted with the care of Margaret Ellen Bohannon.


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Herman Leroy Knoy

Posted on Aug 26, 2015 in Obituaries | 1 comment

Herman Leroy Knoy, Age 83, of Athens, TN, Passed away Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at his residence.

He was a native of Salem, Indiana and a resident of McMinn County for 35 years. He was a son of the late Arthur and Lydia Cleland Knoy and was preceded in death by sons: Roger Knoy and Jesse Knoy;

3 sisters: Mary McCaffey, Anna Jones, and Ivalou Ooley; 2 brothers: Jesse Knoy and Robert Knoy; and 3 step grandchildren. He worked many years in automotive paint and body repair; served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and attended Antioch Baptist Church.

Survivors include:

His wife of 24 years; Marjorie Harried Knoy of Athens.

Daughter and son in law:

Maria and William Frazier of Vonore, TN

2 sons:

Douglas Knoy of Athens

Jerry Knoy of Salem, IN


Lois Malonzo of San Diego CA

Vera Barnette of Doniphan, MO

Shirley Amaral of Hollywood, FL

Thomas Hargrave of St. Louis, MO

Grandchildren: John Scarbrough, Holly Robinson, Melissa Knoy, Jeremy Knoy, Jerry Knoy, Jr.

Several Step Grandchildren.

Sister: Reta Jones of Altus, OK

Brother: Norman Knoy of Salem, IN

Funeral services will be 2 PM Friday in the chapel of Ziegler Funeral Home with the Rev. Bob Thomas officiating. Burial will follow in Cedar Grove Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Dusty Webb, Jerry Hunt, Donnie Millsaps, Lonnie Lawrence III, Terry Garrett and Erick Robinson.

The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 PM Friday at the funeral home.

Ziegler Funeral Home has been entrusted with the care of Herman Leroy Knoy.

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Terry Lee Ware

Posted on Aug 25, 2015 in Obituaries | 2 comments

Terry Lee Ware, age 62, of Riceville, died Monday, August 24, 2015, at his home.

He was a lifelong resident of McMinn County and served as Fabricator Supervisor with Omni Services.

Survivors include:

His loving wife of 43 years, Debbie Moses Ware of Riceville

Son and daughter-in-law, Jeremy and Ashley Ware of Riceville

Grandson, Landon Brady of Riceville

His mother and father, Hoyt and Rachel Morrow Ware of Riceville

Three sisters:

Doris Neely of Cleveland

Vickie Swafford and husband Hoyt of Athens

Katie Eaves and husband Mickey of Athens

Mother-in-law and step father-in-law, Evelyn and Kenny Marsicek of Athens

Father-in-law and step mother-in-law, James and Mary Moses of Athens

Two sisters-in-law:

Shelia King and husband Lynn of Ten Mile

Pam Falls of Loudon

Two brothers-in-law:

Mike Moses of Athens

Mickey Moses and wife Nancy of Decatur

His chocolate lab and special buddy, Sam


A Celebration of Terry’s life will be held on Sunday, August 30, 2015 at 2:00 pm at the family residence.

“At the barn, on the hill”, located at 185 County Road 730, Riceville, TN.

The family requests that everyone bring a covered dish and a lawn chair.


In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to:

Gateway for Cancer Research

1336 Basswood Road Schaumburg, IL 60173


If you are unable to attend the celebration of life service, please sign the online registry at:


Ziegler Funeral Home has been entrusted with the care of Terry Lee Ware.


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Faye Gregory Kile

Posted on Aug 24, 2015 in Obituaries | 1 comment

Faye Gregory Kile, age 90, of Sweetwater, died Friday, August 21, 2015, at Sweetwater Hospital.

A native of Maryville, TN, and a former resident of Chicago, IL, before returning to Sweetwater. She was a daughter of the late Ezra Lee Gregory and Iva Jane Sparks Gregory. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Leon Kile, a sister, Sue Young, three brothers, Ray Gregory, Bob Gregory and Asa Gregory.

Faye was retired from Warwick Electronics in Chicago.

Survivors include:

Two sons:

Douglas Jerry Kile of Sweetwater

Robert Leon Kile of Sweetwater

Two grandchildren

John Kile and wife, Marla of Rossville, GA

Dawn Carpenter and husband, Mike of Sweetwater

Four great-grandchildren:

Johnathon Kile, Shelby Kile, Sean Carpenter and Kobe Carpenter

One sister:

Oca Crain of Niota

Graveside services will be 5:00 pm Sunday in Christianburg Cemetery with Rev. Clayton Dunsmore officiating. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

There will be no formal visitation.

Ziegler Funeral Home has been entrusted with the care of Faye Gregory Kile.

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Thelma Sue Farmer Elder

Posted on Aug 19, 2015 in Obituaries | 3 comments

Thelma Sue Farmer Elder

Age 85

Of Athens

Passed away Wednesday morning, August 19, 2015

At her residence.

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