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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...
Rev. Phillip Michael Beasley, Age 67, Of Athens, went home to be with the Lord early Thursday morning, July 21, 2016 at his home.Read More
Wednesday, July 20, 2016, Ron L. Miller went home to be with our Lord Jesus Christ, he was 73, during his life he graduated McMinn County High School, he went on to attend TWC. He took a job at Beaunit Fibers, then took a job at Athens Police Dept. starting as a patrol officer, moving on up to a Detective Sargent, he then went to work at Bowater Southern Paper as an EMS/Security Officer where he retired.Read More
Roy Lee Thurman
Passed away Tuesday evening, July 19, 2016
At his residence.
A native of Athens and long resident of Meigs County, he was a son of the late Wesley and Martha Wilson Thurman and was preceded in death by one brother, Ernest “Buddy” Thurman; nephew, Jeff Thurman; two great nieces, Sylvana Johnson and Angel Faith Thurman; father-in-law and his wife, Charles and Jean Crittenden; mother-in-law, Louise Runions; two sisters-in-law, Debbie Crittenden and Vandra Runions; aunt, Ruby Wilson; best friend, Jim Watson. He retired from Texas Hydraulics after 20 years of service and attended Mount Olive Methodist Church.
Survivors include his wife of 35 years,
Rosemary Crittenden Thurman of Decatur
One son and daughter-in-law,
Ben and Sharon Thurman of Englewood
Two grandchildren: Cheyenne Webb and MaKenna Thurman
Two sisters and one brother-in-law,
Barbara Kile and Jerry Gable of Decatur
Sandra and Bill Parker of Decatur
Five brothers and four sisters-in-law,
R.J. “Jake” and Mildred Thurman of Athens
Roger and Carolyn Thurman of Ooltewah
Steve Thurman of Decatur
Rickey and Gail Thurman of Decatur
Tim and Pam Thurman of Athens
Lisa Allen and Scott Huffman of Blue Ridge, GA.
Sandra Lambertino and her husband, John of Tunnel Hill, GA.
Randy Crittenden and his wife, Holly of Tunnel Hill, GA.
Several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends whom he loved as family.
Special thanks to Dr. Wallace Burroughs, Dr. John Jaggers III, Dr. Rickey Hutcheson and all their staff, along with Avalon Hospice and Guardian Home Health.
Funeral services will be 10 am Saturday in the chapel of Ziegler Funeral Home with Pastor Bill Faulkner officiating. Burial will follow in Short Creek Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Jack Watson, Todd Watson, Jason Thurman, Chase Miller, John Runions, Justin Crittenden, and Justin Miller. Honorary pallbearer will be Rick “Moe” Kile.
The family will receive friends from 5-7 pm Friday at the funeral home.
If you are unable to attend the visitation or service, sign the guest registry at www.zieglerfuneralhome.com.
Ziegler Funeral Home has been entrusted with the care of Roy Lee Thurman.Read More
Danny Edmond Joyner
Of Chattanooga and former resident of Athens
Passed away Friday, July 15, 2016
At Erlanger Medical CenterRead More
Frances Wright Roderick, Age 97, Of Athens Passed away Sunday, July 10, 2016 At Life Care Center of Athens.
A native and lifelong resident of the Sanford community near Riceville, she was a daughter of the late James Oliver Wright and Lillie Mae Moses Wright. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Arlie Roderick, infant son, Donald Edward Roderick, two sisters, Laura Atchley and Lucy Couey, six brothers, Charles Wright Sr., Ed Wright, Arlen Wright, John Wright, Dave Wright and Fred Wright and a granddaughter, Teresa Roderick. She was a member of Mount Harmony Baptist Church in Riceville.
Two sons and a daughter-in-law:
Mancel Roderick and wife, Betty of Athens
Kenneth Roderick of Etowah
Tim Roderick and wife, Michelle of Englewood
Nola Collins and husband, Chris of Niota
Michael Roderick of Athens
Chris Roderick of Athens
Several nieces, nephews and friends
Funeral services will be 7:00 pm Wednesday, July 13, 2016, in the chapel of Ziegler Funeral Home with Rev. Garry King officiating. Burial will be 11:00 am Thursday in Upper Spring Creek Cemetery. Grandsons and nephews will be serving as pallbearers.
The family will receive friends Wednesday from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm prior to the service at the funeral home.
Ziegler Funeral Home has been entrusted with the care of Frances Wright Roderick.Read More