Posts made in April, 2016

Ricky Joe Charles

Posted on Apr 30, 2016 in Obituaries | 2 comments

Ricky Joe Charles, Age 52, Of Athens, Passed away Wednesday, April 27, 2016.

A native and lifelong resident of McMinn County, he was a son of the late Sarah Frances “Frankie” Palmer Charles and was preceded

in death by an infant brother, “Little” Joe Charles.  He was an employee of Gary Bright Construction.

Survivors include his wife,

Deborah McNelley Charles of Athens

Two daughters,

Andrea Ricker of Ten Mile

Haley McNelley and special friend, Robbie Lucas of Athens

One son,

Joseph “Dillion” Charles of Athens

His father,

Joe Charles of Athens

Four grandsons: Hunter Brown, Ely Brown, Tuff Ricker and Brayden Charles

Six sisters and four brothers-in-law,

Charlotte and Larry Boyd of Niota

Johnnie Watson and Jeff Garrett of Athens

Janet and Darrell Gregory of Athens

Eva McKeehan of Niota

Ruth and Ronnie Herron of Niota

Cheryl Moore of Athens

One brother and sister-in-law,

Randy and Teresa Charles of Niota

Several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Special friend, Gary Bright

Funeral services will be 7 pm Monday in the chapel of Ziegler Funeral Home with the Rev. Randy Irons officiating. Friends will meet at Cedar Grove Cemetery on Tuesday, May 3, 2016 for an 11 am graveside service.

Pallbearers will be Joseph “Dillion” Charles, William Henry, Bradley Moore, Randy Charles, Johnathan Charles, Jeremy Boyd, Josh Herron, and Hunter Brown.

The family will receive friends from 4-7 pm Monday at the funeral home.

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 Ricky Joe Charles.

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Anna Ruth Goforth Hall

Posted on Apr 27, 2016 in Obituaries | 2 comments

Anna Ruth Goforth Hall

Age 77

Of Hixson

Passed away Wednesday morning, April 27, 2016

At Consulate Healthcare of Chattanooga.

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Dalene Thompson Wiggins

Posted on Apr 24, 2016 in Obituaries | 3 comments

Dalene Thompson Wiggins

Age 93

Of Riceville

Passed away Sunday night, April 24, 2016

At her home.

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Linda Faye Stafford Ballew

Posted on Apr 20, 2016 in Obituaries | 0 comments

Linda Faye Stafford Ballew

Age 60

Of Athens

Passed away Wednesday, April 20, 2016

At Starr Regional Medical Center of Athens

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Ashley Marie Ratledge

Posted on Apr 19, 2016 in Obituaries | 25 comments


Ashley Marie Ratledge

Age 13

Of Ten Mile

Passed away Tuesday, April 19, 2016

At her residence.

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