Posts made in October, 2015

Julia E. Norwood Elkins

Posted on Oct 18, 2015 in Obituaries | 2 comments

Julia E. Norwood Elkins

Julia N. Elkins, 1770 County Road 560, Athens, TN went home to be with her Lord Sunday ,October 18, 2015 at The

Life Care Center at Athens, TN.

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Stephen Labron Chrisman

Posted on Oct 12, 2015 in Obituaries | 3 comments

Stephen LaBron Chrisman

Age 55

Of Calhoun

Passed away Monday, October 12, 2015

At Starr Regional Medical Center in Athens

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Wanda Sue Layman

Posted on Oct 11, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Wanda Sue Martin Layman, age 84, of Athens, died Friday at Etowah Health Care.


A native and lifelong resident of Athens, she was a daughter of the late Samuel Alexander and Anna Viola McCamish Barton. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Ralph John Layman, her son, Donnie Layman, two grandchildren, Brian Layman and Penny Layman, great grandson, Jeffery Chris Chadwell, one sister, Juanita Layman, and two brothers, Gordon Martin and Glenn Martin.


Survivors include:

Two daughters and sons-in-law

Diane and Robert Morgan of Athens

Linda and Eddie Tallent of Madisonville

Six grandchildren

Pam and Bruce Blevins of Athens

Cristy and Stephen Jaquish of Athens

Jeff and Michelle Mason of Athens

Cindy and Joe Winder

Nine great- grandchildren

One sister and brother-in-law

Edna and Danny Withrow of Athens

Several nieces and nephews


Funeral services will be 7:00 pm Monday at Ziegler Funeral Home with Rev. Ralph Swafford officiating. Burial will be 11:00 am Tuesday in Sullins Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be, Bruce Blevins, Stephen Jaquish, Jeff Mason, Michael Withrow, Joe Winder and Robert Morgan.


The family will receive friends 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm Monday prior to the funeral service at Ziegler Funeral Home.


If you are unable to attend the visitation or funeral service, please sign the online registry at:


Ziegler Funeral home has been entrusted with the care of Wanda Sue Barton Layman.




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Sherry Jacqueline Keith Gilreath

Posted on Oct 9, 2015 in Obituaries | 7 comments

Sherry Jacqueline Keith Gilreath

Age 68

Of Etowah

Went home to be with the Lord on Friday morning, October 9, 2015

At Parkridge Medical Center in Chattanooga.


A native of Bristol, VA. and resident of Etowah since 1978, she was a daughter of the late Theodore Chapman and Betty Lowe Keith and was preceded in death by two sisters, Mary Verzi and Georgia Turner; four brothers, James Keith, Charles Keith, Kenneth Keith, and Mack Keith. She was a member of Fairview Baptist Church.


Survivors include her husband of 46 years,

Ken Gilreath of Etowah

One daughter and son-in-law,

Holly and Heath Harrison of Sweetwater

One son and daughter-in-law,

Greg and Cindy Gilreath of Madisonville

Six grandchildren: Jackie Gilreath, Morgan Gilreath, Brody Gilreath, Kendall Harrison, Bailey Harrison and Chloe Harrison.

Great grandson, Jackson Jett

Two sisters and one brother-in-law,

Leta Leonard of Bristol, VA.

Carrie and Roger Farmer of Blountville

Two brothers and sisters-in-law,

Donald and Rosalie Keith of Franklin, NJ.

T.C. Jr. and Martha Keith of Johnson City

Several nieces and nephews.


Funeral services will be 7 pm Tuesday at Fairview Baptist Church with Pastor Jack Scallions officiating. Burial will be 11 am Wednesday in Greenhill Cemetery.


Pallbearers will be Ken Reed, Tim Will, Todd Yarber, Tom Gerdt, Tim McDonald, and Lafayette Dake. Honorary pallbearers will be Buck Sneed and Kirby Sweat.


The family will receive friends 5-7 pm Tuesday at the church.


If you are unable to attend the visitation or service, sign the guest registry at


Ziegler Funeral Home has been entrusted with the care of Sherry Jacqueline Keith Gilreath.

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Wanda Sue Martin Layman

Posted on Oct 9, 2015 in Obituaries | 1 comment

Wanda Sue Martin Layman, age 84, of Athens, died Friday at Etowah Health Care.

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