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Tom and Polly Ziegler established Ziegler Funeral Home on January 1, 1958, at its current location. Tom Ziegler was from Southern Meigs County, Tennessee. Polly Ziegler is from Winchester, Tennessee. They met while Tom was attending John A....
Ziegler Funeral home is pleased to offer families and their loved ones a wide range of services. Whether you desire a traditional service, a special memorial service, an intimate family graveside service or a combination of them, the Ziegler...
Since 1958, Ziegler Funeral Home has been providing Athens, TN and surrounding areas with quality funeral services. We pride ourselves in our heritage and the traditions surrounding the families that we serve. Our goal is to understand your...
Albert Alvin Coleman, age 94, of Athens, died Wednesday, December 28, 2016, at his home.
He went to join his loving wife of 79 years, Cora “Tokie” Yarberry Coleman, whom preceded him in death on November 20, 2016. Albert was a native of Madisonville and a longtime resident of Athens and was a son of the late W.M. and Nancy Belle Benfield Coleman. He was preceded in death by his son, Alvin albert Coleman, four sisters, Martha Hamilton, Mary Coleman, Lou Garrison and Grace Llewellyn, including four brothers, Jim Coleman, Homer Coleman, Fred Coleman and Johnny Coleman.
Albert was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served in Germany during WWII, owned and operated Coleman’s Paint and Body Shop for many years and was a faithful member of Woodward Avenue Church of God.
Albert is survived by seven daughters and four sons-in-law:
Jewell Ann Adams of Athens
Nancy and Bobby “Sherlock” Holmes of Athens
June and Ben Ammons of Athens
Pat and Pete Peterson of Knoxville
Mary White of Niota
Dale Lyles of Athens
Clara and Rod Starnes of Athens
11 Great-grandchildren and 3 Great-great grandchildren
One brother, Cecil M. Coleman of Athens
Several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be 2:00 pm Friday at Woodward Avenue Church of God with Pastor Clifford Waters and Pastor Wayne Fritts officiating. Burial will follow in Cedar Grove Cemetery with military honors. Serving as pallbearers will be with Craig Holmes, Chris Holmes, Randy Peterson, Kody Peterson, Alvin Starnes and Jody Starnes.
The family will receive friends Friday 12:00 pm until 2:00 pm at the church prior to the service. .
If you are unable to attend the visitation or funeral service, please sign the online registry at:
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Judith “Judy” Raper Langston, age 72, of Athens, died Monday, December 26, 2016 at Athens Place (formerly Brookdale of Athens).
A native and lifelong resident of Athens, she was the daughter of the late W.A. and Bonnie Croft Raper and was preceded in death by her husband of 46 years, Danny Langston on June 23, 2013.
Judy received her Master’s Degree in Education from Tusculum College. She served as an educator in McMinn County and was associated with the McMinn County Board of Education, serving as Technology Coordinator in the Central office until her retirement.
She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law:
Rob and Emily Langston of Athens
Bill and Pamela Langston of Cookeville
Her grandson, Harrison Langston of Cookeville
The family would like to express their appreciation to the staff of Athens Place for the care and compassion shown to Judy.
At Judy’s request, there will be no formal visitation or funeral service.
You are invited to sign the online registry at: www.zieglerfuneralhome.com
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to:
McMinn Regional Humane Society 219 Alford Street Athens, TN 37303
Ziegler Funeral Home has been entrusted with the care of Judy Raper Langston.Read More
Angelia Kay Connar
Passed away Monday, December 5, 2016
At her home.Read More
Wanda Faye Plemons
Passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 1, 2016
At her home.Read More
Steven Michael “Mike” Jackson
Passed away Wednesday night, November 30, 2016
At Starr Regional Medical Center in AthensRead More