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Clyde Duggan Borden

Clyde Duggan Borden, age 82, of Niota, died Tuesday, May 23, 2017, at his home.

A native and lifelong resident of McMinn County, he was the son of the late Buster Cardin and Mary Borden Daugherty.  Also preceded in death was a son Buster Borden.

Clyde had owned and operated the Niota Skate Rink for over 39 years and was a member of Rock View Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife of 57 years,

Ruby Burger Borden of Niota

Five daughters and three sons-in-law,

Darlene Stephens of Madisonville

Kathy and Ricky Kleveno of Madisonville

Mary Ann Hedrick of Madisonville

Becky and Randall Howard of Cleveland

Tammy and Jackie Riden of Niota

Three sons and one daughter-in-law,

Steve and Rita Borden of Madisonville

Olen Borden of Athens

Eddie Borden of Delano

Several grandchildren and great- grandchildren

The family would like to express a special thank you to Caris Health Care and Sweetwater Home Health and Nursing Home.

Funeral services will be 7:00 pm Friday at Ziegler Funeral Home with Rev. Floyd Duncan officiating. Burial will be 11:00 am Saturday in Cedar Grove Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be, Kaiden Ellison, Chase Russell, Nicholas Riden, Zane Borden, Dewayne Burger and James Shelton.

The family will receive friends 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm Friday at Ziegler Funeral Home.

In case you are unable to attend the visitation or funeral services, please sign the online registry at:

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Barbara Ann Hubert Berger

Barbara Ann Hubert Berger, age 83, of Athens, TN,

Passed away Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at Parkwest Medical Center.

A native Brooklyn New York, She had lived in Athens for the past 20 years where she was active with the McMinn County Senior Center and Meals on Wheels. She was a daughter of the late William J. and Bertha Apmann Hubert.

Survivors include;

3 Daughters and son in law;

Deborah Ann and Richard Crivelli of East Northport, Long Island, NY

Kathleen Giacobbe of Chambersburg, PA

Diane Carol Pepitone of Athens, TN

3 Sons and a daughter in law;

Robert Charles Estabrook, Jr. of Deer Park, Long Island, NY

Kenneth Andrew Estabrook of East Northport, Long Island, NY

Richard and Deborah Estabrook of Florida

8 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.

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

A private burial will be in Cedar Grove Cemetery.

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Rose Anne Nell "Rose" Shelton Russell

Rose Anne Nell “Rose” Shelton Russell, age 49, of Riceville, died Saturday, May 20, 2017, at her home.

She was a native and longtime resident of McMinn County and was preceded in death by her mother Tommie Wilcox. Rose was a former employee with the City of Athens Parks and Recreations Department.

Survivors include her daughter,  Tosha Green and Justin Miller of Englewood.

A son, Billy Bandy of Decatur

Three grandchildren,

Haylee Green, Silas Miller and Velocity Bandy

A sister,

Rena Robinson of Athens

Two brothers, Chris Shelton of Riceville and  Harvey Shelton of Athens

Many special nieces and nephews

Best friend Lynn Mason

The family will receive friends 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm Thursday at Ziegler Funeral Home.

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

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James Alvin "Jimmy" Green

James Alvin “Jimmy” Green, age 59, of Riceville, died Saturday, May 20, 2017, at his home.

He was born in the Lamontville community, near Calhoun and was a longtime resident of Riceville.  A son of the late James Franklin Green and Mary Hazel Linticum Green, he was preceded in death by an infant brother. Jimmy was a former pipe fitter and most recently worked in maintenance with Provision Real Estate and Property Management, LLC

Survivors include his wife of 40 years,

Jeanie Clements Green of Riceville

One daughter and son-in-law,

Angie Davis and husband Robbie of Calhoun

One son,

Chris Green of Riceville

Five grandchildren,

Nathan, Devan, Jake, Matthew and Desarai

Special great-granddaughter,

Mia Davis

Three sisters and two brothers-in-law,

Betty Hiefnar-Messer and husband Vince of Cleveland

Sue Hayes and husband Marvin of Niota

Mary Cass of Cleveland

Two brothers-in-law,

Hoyt Clements of Benton

Wayne Clements of Benton

One special aunt,

Ruby Roderick of Calhoun

Several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be 11:00 am Wednesday at Ziegler Funeral Home with Rev. Max Redman officiating.

Burial will follow in Lower Spring Creek Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be, Chris Green, Devan Green, Hoyt Clements, Vince Messer, Robbie Davis and Alan Hiefnar.

The family will receive friends Tuesday night 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Ziegler Funeral Home.

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Harvey Durell Raper

Harvey Durell Raper, Age 67, of Decatur, TN, passed away Monday, May 22, 2017, At his residence.

A longtime resident of Meigs and McMinn Counties, he was the son of the late Harvey Blaine Raper, step mother Irene Liles Raper, and his mother Hazel Lee Sagovia.  He had worked for Pioneer Furniture, and served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam conflict.

Survivors include;  His wife of 22 years, Linda Kay Hicks Raper of Decatur

A daughter; Sheila Lowe and husband Joshua of Athens

Two sons;  Shaw Raper and wife Jessica of Sweetwater, James Lamberth of Decatur.

Three sisters;

Sheila Happel of Michigan

Sara Larson and Larry Denton of Athens

Blaina Wiseman and husband Marty of Paint Rock

Sisters in law;

Gloria Huckeba (Loy) of Villa Rica, GA

Betty Gribble (Jessie) of Dalton GA

Wanda Webb (Doug) of Etowah

Molly Hall (David) Grantville, GA

Brenda McConkey (Rudy) of Athens

Carolyn Charles of Cleveland

Brothers in law;

Harold Hicks of Riceville

Ray Hicks of Dalton, GA

Special nephews: Pete and Mickie Huckeba of Villa Rica, GA

John and Leslie Robinson of Wedowee, AL

Special niece; Sheena Howard of Riceville

Best friends, Sandy Lovelady of Dayton, Paul and Mary Galyon of Athens,

Betty Jo Glider of Athens, Paul Galyon, Jr. of Zephrhills, FL, and Alene Smock of Niota.

Mother in law; Helen Plemons of Athens, Several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral services will be 7 PM Wednesday in the chapel of Ziegler Funeral Home with the Rev. Bob Kerr officiating. Burial with Military Honors will be 11 AM Thursday in McMinn Memory Gardens.  Pallbearers will be Marty Wiseman, Harold Hicks, Larry Denton, Gary Howard, James Lamberth, and Logan Larson.

The family will receive friends Wednesday from 5 to 7 PM at the funeral home.

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Robert Ray Long Jr

Robert Ray Long Jr.

Age 74

Of Athens

Passed away Tuesday, May 9, 2017

At his residence.

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Jake Tipton Haney

Jake Tipton Haney

Age 87

Of Englewood

Passed away Friday, May 5, 2017

At Bradley Healthcare & Rehab in Cleveland

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Chadwick Eugene "Chad" Burris

Chadwick Eugene “Chad” Burris

Age 49

Of Calhoun

Passed away Thursday morning, May 4, 2017

At Erlanger Health System in Chattanooga

 

A native and lifelong resident of McMinn County, he was the son of the late Gene Burris and was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Clyde and Gladys Galyon Whaley; paternal grandparents, Boskey and Mayme Ruth Gentry Burris; brother, Chris Burris; uncle, Kenneth Whaley. He was a member of West View Baptist Church.

 

Survivors include his mother,

Carolyn Whaley Burris of Calhoun

A daughter,

Haley Burris of Calhoun

Aunts and uncles,

Shirley and Johnny McCracken and family of Decatur

Bo and Sandra Whaley and family of Gallatin

Paulette Whaley of Gallatin

Joyce Phillips and family of Cleveland

Dave Burris and family of Ooltewah

Several cousins and friends.

 

Funeral services will be 7 pm Saturday in the chapel of Ziegler Funeral Home with Pastor Keith Whited officiating. Burial will be 2 pm Sunday in Meadow Fork Cemetery.

 

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

 

The family will receive friends from 5-7 pm Saturday 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 Chadwick Eugene “Chad” Burris.

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Willie C. Hale

Willie C. “Wild Willie” Hale

Age 83

Of Riceville

Passed away Wednesday morning, May 3, 2017

At his residence.

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Bobby "Bean" Dean Moses

Bobby “Bean” Dean Moses

Age 62

Of Decatur

Passed away Tuesday, May 2, 2017

From injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident.

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George Curtis Womac

George “Curtis” Womac

Age 70

Of Riceville

Passed away Monday, May 1, 2017

At his residence.

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Pauline Jeanette Stephens Brown

Pauline Jeanette Stephens Brown

Age 78

Of Niota

Passed away Sunday, April 30, 2017

At Starr Regional Medical Center in Athens

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Benjamin Noah Davis

Benjamin Noah Davis

Age 20

Of Athens

Passed away April 26, 2017

At Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga

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Kathy Elaine Runion Land

Kathy Elaine Runion Land

Age 60

Of Calhoun

Passed away Sunday, April 23, 2017

At her home surrounded by her family and friends.

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Martin Lee (ML) Hicks

Martin Lee (ML) Hicks

Age 69

Of Athens

Passed away Sunday, April 23, 2017

At his home

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Jane Hicks Swafford

Jane Hicks Swafford

Age 58

Of Athens

Passed away Sunday, April 23, 2017

At her home.

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Wanda Diane Collins Tindle

Wanda Diane Collins Tindle, age 57, of Athens, died Friday, April 21, 2017, at Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga.

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Jimmie Ross Shell

Jimmie Ross Shell

Age 83

Of Athens

Went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, April 19, 2017

At Bradley Healthcare & Rehab in Cleveland

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Charlene Cekis Stoika

Charlene Cekis Stoika, Age 64, Of Pigeon Forge TN, and formerly of Athens, TN, Passed away Friday April 14, 2017, at Pigeon Forge Care and Rehab Center.

A native of Chicago, IL, and longtime resident of McMinn County, she was a daughter of the late George and Emily Toupal Cekis, and was preceded in death by a brother Robert Cekis.  She was a CNA/LPN, and worked many years with local Health Care Facilities. She was a volunteer for the Hiwassee River Rail Adventure, a member of the Athens Community Chorus, and attended East Athens Baptist Church, where she was also a member of the Church Choir.

Survivors include:

Daughters and sons in Law:

Charity and Dave McClain of Broken Arrow, OK

Dawn and Keith Hodges of Nashville, TN

Sons and daughter in laws:

Brian and Misti Stoika of Seymour, TN

Tim and Cushie Stoika of Etowah, TN

Sisters and spouses:

Rose and Leon Stonis of IL

Patty Cekis of IN

Penny and Dave Fabus of IL

Brother and Spouse;

George and Margaret Cekis of GA

Grandchildren:

Gabriel and Lydia McClain

Caleb, Riley, and Dylan Stoika

Ryan, Zeke, and Eli Stoika

Several Nieces and Nephews

Her former husband of 34 years David Stoika of Athens.

Funeral services will be 2 PM Tuesday in the chapel of Ziegler Funeral Home with the Rev. Mike Dannel officiating. Burial will follow in McMinn Memory Gardens.

The family will receive friends from Noon to 2 PM Tuesday at the funeral home.

Ziegler Funeral Home has been entrusted with the care of Charlene Cekis Stoika.

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Jacky Ray Burnett Sr.

Jacky Ray Burnett Sr.

Age 61

Of Athens

Passed away Thursday, April 13, 2017

At Memorial Hospital in Chattanooga

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Lester Cleveland Hill

Lester Cleveland Hill

Age 79

Of Athens

Passed away Tuesday morning, April 11, 2017

At Sweetwater Hospital.

 

A native of Cosby, TN. and longtime resident of Meigs and McMinn County, he was the son of the late Willie Hill and Lilly Schultz Hill and was preceded in death by a brother, Roscoe Hill. Lester was a former employee of Magic Chef and Jennings Truck Parts. He attended Outreach for Calvary.

 

Survivors include his wife of 36 years,

Judy Robinson Hill of Athens

Four daughters and two sons-in-law,

Julie and Travis Shackeford of Athens

Angie Shelton of Decatur

Elizabeth and Russ Boles of Tampa, FL.

April Dodson of Athens

Two sons,

Dewayne Hill of Athens

Mike Hill of Athens

Several grandchildren and great grandchildren

Three sisters,

Brenda Williams of Newport

Faye Lunsford of Cosby

Kathy Davis of Newport

Two brothers and one sister-in-law,

Junior and Janice Hill of Newport

Clyde Hill of Cosby

 

Funeral services will be 11 am Saturday in the chapel of Ziegler Funeral Home with the Rev. Fred Rue officiating. Burial will follow in Clearwater Cemetery.

 

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

 

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 Lester Cleveland Hill.

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Emma Lou McKinney Swafford

Emma Lou McKinney Swafford

Age 83

Of Decatur

Passed away Saturday, April 8, 2017

At her residence.

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Emma LouAnn Boggess-Webb

Emma “Em” LouAnn Boggess-Webb

Age 35

Of Athens

Passed away Friday, April 7, 2017

At her residence.

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Johnny Joseph Hyde

Johnny Joseph Hyde

Age 71

Of Athens

Passed away Tuesday, April 4, 2017

At U.T. Medical Center in Knoxville

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Shane Wilson Thrasher

Shane Wilson Thrasher

Age 45

Of Athens

Passed away Sunday, March 26, 2017

At his residence.

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Mary Louise Phillips Maloney

Mary Louise Phillips Maloney

Age 72

Of Athens

Passed away Friday morning, March 24, 2017

At Select Specialty Hospital in Knoxville

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Willie Joe Hale

Willie Joe Hale

Age 56

Of Athens

Passed away Saturday, March 18, 2017

At Starr Regional Medical Center of Athens

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Dean Francis Kowlsen

Dean Francis Kowlsen

Age 74

Of Athens

Passed away Thursday, March 16, 2017

At his residence.

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Lynda Jewell Turner Byrum

Lynda Jewell Turner Byrum

Age 70

Of Etowah

Passed away Wednesday, March 15, 2017

At Starr Regional Medical Center of Etowah

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Dorothy "Dot" Thompson Morgan Whitley

Dorothy “Dot” Thompson Morgan Whitley

Age 83

Of Riceville

Passed away Monday, March 13, 2017

At Life Care Center of Athens

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Bonita "Bonnie" Susan Bartley DePrimio

Bonita “Bonnie” Susan Bartley DePrimio

Age 62

Of Madisonville

Passed away Sunday, March 12, 2017

At her residence.

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Jimmy Edgar Herrell

Jimmy Edgar Herrell

Age 81

Of Athens

Passed away Wednesday, March 8, 2017

At his residence.

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Wanda Mae Creasman Burris


Wanda Mae Creasman Burris

Age 85

Of Athens

Passed away Wednesday, March 8, 2017

At Etowah Healthcare.

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Jack Marshall Taylor II

Jack Marshall Taylor II

Age 35

Of Niota

Passed away Tuesday, March 7, 2017

At Starr Regional Medical Center in Athens

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John Anthony Giffin

John Anthony Giffin

Age 62

Of Athens

Passed away Tuesday, March 7, 2017

At Starr Regional Medical Center in Athens

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Eddie Dean Wright

Eddie Dean Wright

Age 67

Of Athens

Passed away Monday, March 6, 2017

At his residence.

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Martha Elizabeth Richardson Martin

Martha Elizabeth Richardson Martin

Age 81

Of Athens

Passed away Monday, March 6, 2017

At Starr Regional Medical Center in Athens

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Billy A. Martin

Billy A. Martin, age 76, of Athens, TN, passed away March 4, 2017 at NHC Healthcare.

A native Monroe County and lifelong resident of McMinn County, he was a son of the late Spencer and Esta Harris Martin and was preceded in death by a son Jeffery Scott Martin.  He had worked for the Athens Stove Foundry for 40 years, and was a member of the Athens Church of God.

Survivors include:

A Son: Spencer Tracy Martin of Athens

Daughter in law: Dawn Martin of Athens

3 Sisters:

Dermalene Bookout Moses of Madisonville

Leavoda Murr of Madisonville

Ida Jane Lindsey of Athens

A Brother and Sister in Law:  Jerry and Joanne Martin of Madisonville

Four Grandchildren:

Skyler Martin, Christopher Martin, Ashley Martin, and Trent Martin

A great granddaughter: Nevaeh Martin

Several Nieces and Nephews

A Celebration of Billy’s life will be 6PM Monday at Central Baptist Church with the Rev. Mike Bernard officiating.

The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 PM Monday at Central Baptist Church.

If you are unable to attend the visitation or service, sign the guest registry at www.zieglerfuneralhome.com.

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Susan Marie Arden Watkins

Susan Marie Arden Watkins

Age 59

Of Niota

Passed away Sunday, February 26, 2017

At Select Specialty Hospital in Knoxville

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Lydia Gertrude Smith Kilpatrick

Lydia Gertrude Smith Kilpatrick

Age 93

Of Athens

Passed away Wednesday, February 15, 2017

At Parkwest Medical Center in Knoxville

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Margaret Lucille Tallent Morrow

Margaret Lucille Tallent Morrow

Age 96

Of Riceville

Passed away Sunday, February 12, 2017

At Starr Regional Medical Center in Athens

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Bufford Ray Mosier

Bufford Ray Mosier, age 64, of Athens, died Friday night, February 10, 2017, at Parkwest Medical Center in Knoxville.

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Thelma Malone German

Thelma Malone German, age 88, of Catawba, NC and formerly of Athens, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, January 07, 2017 in a Huntersville, NC hospital.

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Mattie Marie Presswood Walden

Mattie Marie Presswood Walden

Age 84

Of Ten Mile

Passed away Monday, February 6, 2017

At Life Care Center of Athens

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Mildred Brown Decker

Mildred Brown Decker

Age 76

Of Riceville

Went home to be with the Lord on Monday evening, January 30, 2017

At her residence.

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Norma Jean Kragovich Henry

Norma Jean Kragovich Henry

Age 79

Of Riceville

Passed away Saturday, January 28, 2017

At her daughter’s home.

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Donald Joseph "Donnie" Banks

Donald Joseph “Donnie” Banks, age 45, of Athens, died Saturday, January 28, 2017, at his residence.

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Betty Jane Smith Miller

Betty Jane Smith Miller

Age 82

Of Athens

Passed away Thursday, January 26, 2017

At McMinn Memorial Nursing Center in Etowah

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Billy Ray Thompson

Billy Ray Thompson, age 58, of Birmingham, Alabama, went home to be with the Lord, January 21, 2017, at St. Vincent’s East Hospital.

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Mary Sue Cook Alberts

Mary Sue Cook Alberts of Yakima, Washington, born April 4, 1935 died January 19, 2017.

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Sheila Kay Campbell Wilcox

Sheila Kay Campbell Wilcox

Age57

Of Riceville

Passed away Wednesday, January 18, 2017

At her residence.

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Elsie Mae Bright McMurray

Elsie Mae Bright McMurray

Age 84

Of Riceville

Passed away Thursday evening, January 12, 2017

At Starr Regional Medical Center in Athens

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Joshua Blake Duckworth

Joshua Blake Duckworth

Age 28

Of Sweetwater

Passed away Tuesday, January 10, 2017

At U. T. Medical Center in Knoxville

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Robert Earl Waller

Robert Earl Waller

Age 73

Of Englewood

Passed away Tuesday, January 10, 2017

At Select Specialty Healthcare in Powell, TN.

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Arlin Eugene Womac

Arlin Eugene Womac

Age 75

Of Athens

Passed away Monday, January 9, 2017

At his home.

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Linda Jo Houchins Holtz Scarbrough

Linda Jo Houchins Holtz Scarbrough, age 75, of Athens, TN, passed away January 6, 2017, at Life Care Center of Athens.

A native of Franklin, IN and a resident of Athens for many years, she was a daughter of the late Joe and Thelma Walton Houchins, and was preceded in death by two husbands Richard Holtz and David Scarbrough; A sister Judy May Pitcock and great grandson Damion Kauffin.  Linda worked as a Legal Secretary for The Randy Ayres Law Office for many years, and attended the Lighthouse Church in Charleston.

Survivors include;

Two daughters and sons in law

Terry and Calvin Wright of Athens

Michelle and Jimmy Boyd of Riceville

A Son: Duane Holtz of Delano

Grandchildren:  Miranda Gourley, Nicholas Thompson, Patrick Holtz, Allison Holtz, Gabe Boyd, Tina Young, Crystal Hitson, and Keysha Duncan.

Great-grandchildren: Katelin Gourley, Braylin Holtz, Laura Greene, Cody Walden, Austin Fairbanks, Dustin Fairbanks, Macie Goss, Gracie Daughtery, and Brianlee Gourley.

Many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Special thanks to Dr. Vickie Turnbough and all the staff of Life Care Center of Athens.

Funeral services will be 7 pm Monday in the chapel of Ziegler Funeral Home with the Pastor Mitchell Wright officiating. Burial will be 1 PM Tuesday in Cedar Grove Cemetery.  Pallbearers will be: Chris Hitson, James Young, Jared Gourley, Nicholas Thompson, Austin and Dustin Fairbanks

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 pm Monday at the funeral home.

If you are unable to attend the visitation or service, sign the guest registry at www.zieglerfuneralhome.com.

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Ozella Wilson Goforth

Ozella Wilson Goforth

Age 86

Of Athens

Passed away Saturday, January 7, 2017

At her residence.

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Rebecca Ann Lankford

Rebecca “Becky” Ann Lankford

Age 64

Of Athens

Passed away Saturday, January 7, 2017

At Erlanger Medical Center

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Kenneth James "Little Joe" Burton III

Kenneth James “Little Joe” Burton III

Age 24

Of Athens

Passed away Friday, December 30, 2016

At Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga.

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Albert Alvin Coleman

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

12 Grandchildren

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.                     .

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Judith "Judy" Raper Langston

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

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Paris Leland "Smitty" Smith

Paris Leland “Smitty” Smith

Age 76

Of Athens

Passed away Tuesday, December 20, 2016

At his residence.

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Sharon Marie Guffey Moses

Sharon Marie Guffey Moses, age 63, of Athens, died Saturday morning, December 17, 2016 at Starr Regional of Athens.

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Betty Marie Davis Nash

Betty Marie Davis Nash

Age 84

Of Riceville

Passed away Friday night, December 16, 2016

At her home, surrounded by her son and her two beloved dogs, Bill and Sadie. Betty was born in Etowah to the late John Henry Davis and Mary Roena Mason Davis. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jim Nash, two brothers, Bill Davis and John Henry Davis Jr.

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Riley Ross "Tim" Witt

Riley Ross “Tim” Witt

Age 80

Of Athens

Passed away Tuesday morning, December 13, 2016

At his home.

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Angelia Kay Connar

Angelia Kay Connar

Age 47

Of Decatur

Passed away Monday, December 5, 2016

At her home.

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Wanda Faye McDonald Plemons

Wanda Faye Plemons

Age 65

Of Etowah

Passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 1, 2016

At her home.

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Steven Michael "Mike" Jackson

Steven Michael “Mike” Jackson

Age 62

Of Athens

Passed away Wednesday night, November 30, 2016

At Starr Regional Medical Center in Athens

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Katlyn Nicole Emmaline Baxter

Katlyn Nicole Emmaline Baxter

Age 17

Of Niota

Passed away Saturday, November 26, 2016

At Starr Regional Medical Center of Athens

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Christopher Spence Harris

Christopher Spence Harris

Age 52

Of Athens

Passed away Monday, November 21, 2016

At Starr Regional Medical Center

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Bobbie June Kennedy Thomas

Bobbie June Kennedy Thomas, age 86, of Riceville,

died Saturday, November 19, 2016, at her home.

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Zelphia Jeanette Cox Goins

Zelpha Jeanette Cox Goins

Age 59

Of Athens

Passed away Friday, November 18, 2016

At her home.

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Shirley Jean Moses Hutsell

Shirley Jean Moses Hutsell

Age 79

Of Athens

Passed away Monday, November 14, 2016

At Starr Regional Medical Center of Athens

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Lora Dianne Martin Young

Lora Dianne Martin Young

Age 53

Of Rossville, GA. and formerly of Athens

Passed away Sunday, November 13, 2016

At Parkridge Medical Center in Chattanooga

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Martha Ruth Hunter Shelton

Martha Ruth Hunter Shelton

Age 82

Of Decatur

Passed away Sunday morning, November 13, 2016

At Starr Regional Medical Center.

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Jack L. Hill

Jack L. Hill

Age 82

Of Knoxville and formerly of Athens and Dearborn, Michigan

Passed away Sunday, November 13, 2016

At Parkwest Medical Center in Knoxville

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Bobby Gene Duggan

 

Bobby Gene Duggan

Age 77

Of Athens

Passed away Wednesday, November 9, 2016

At his residence.

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Douglas Vance Jr

Douglas Vance Jr.

Age 51

Of Riceville

Passed away Monday, November 7, 2016

At the home of his niece and nephew, Sunshine and Eugene Pinela.

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Donald Bruce Price

Donald Bruce Price, 75 of Athens, TN went to be with the Lord on November 5, 2016. He was born on August 16, 1941 in Grayson County, VA to the late Bruce Price and Geneve Ratliff Price. He loved the Lord and Fairview Baptist Church, where he was a member for 34 years. He loved his family and it was his heart’s desire that they all come to know Jesus Christ as their personal Savior.

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Jackie Michael "Mike" Howard

Jackie Michael “Mike” Howard

Age 65

Of Athens

Passed away Monday morning, October 31, 2016

At his home.

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Nannie Sue Snider

Nannie Sue Snider, Age 71,Of Knoxville, TN, Passed away Saturday October 29, 2016,

At Beverly Park Place Heath and Rehab Center.

A native of Englewood and lifelong resident of McMinn County, she was a daughter of the late William Ray and Dulcie Alberta Cline Snider and was preceded in death by her former husband Gary Helms; a brother, Kenneth Snider; two sisters, Billie Brown and Phyllis Montgomery. She had worked many years in Home Health Care, and was of the Christian faith.

Survivors include:

Daughter: Gayla Helms Hunter of Knoxville, TN

Son: Gary Christopher Helms of Knoxville, TN

Brother and sister in law:  Henry and Patricia Snider of Etowah, TN

2 grandchildren: Alexis Hunter and Jordan Burgos

2 great grandchildren: Triston Burgos and Anaya Jackson

Several nieces and nephews

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 pm Tuesday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers the family has requested donations be made to the funeral home to assist with Nannie's final expenses.

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Doris Ellen Nunley Moore

Doris Ellen Nunley Moore

Age 90

Of Niota

Passed away Saturday, October 29, 2016

At Woods Presbyterian Nursing Home in Sweetwater

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Mildred Sheila Lollita Martin Turner

Mildred Sheila Lollita Martin Turner

Age 55

Of Etowah

Passed away Thursday, October 27, 2016

At her residence.

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Jerry Ross Teague

Jerry Ross Teague

Age 74

Of Athens

Passed away Wednesday morning, October 26, 2016

At his home.

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Nora Juanita Seargeant Monroe Howard

Nora Juanita Seargeant Monroe Howard

Age 71

Of Athens

Passed away Tuesday morning, October 25, 2016

At her home.

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Jessica Marie Totherow

Jessica Marie Totherow

Age 23

Of Niota

Passed away October 25, 2016

At U. T. Medical Center in Knoxville

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Brian Keith Hysell

Brian Keith Hysell

Age 38

Of Englewood

Passed away Monday, October 24, 2016

At Starr Regional Medical Center in Athens

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Cornelia Lynn Widener Price

Cornelia Lynn Widener Price

Age 52

Of Maryville

Passed away Sunday, October 23, 2016

At her son’s home.

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Laurencia Demers Dionne

Laurencia A. Demers Dionne, Age 94, of Englewood, passed away Friday, October 21, 2016 at her home.

A native of Lawrence, MA and a resident of Englewood since 2015, she was the youngest daughter of the late Alphonse and Claudia Fielteau Demers.                                                  .

She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Lucien Dionne Sr. on November 11, 2007.  Also preceded in death by a son, Charles Dionne and his wife, Marie, three sisters, Amanda Demers Bubois, Alphonsine Demers Groleau, Isabella “Della” Demers, Five brothers, Henry Demers, Albert Demers, Arthur Demers, Amil Demers and Alfred Demers Sr.

Laurencia was retired from ITT Semiconductors of Lawrence, MA. She loved traveling and vacationing at various places on the East coast and in Canada. For 15 years, she had served as a Hospital Volunteer in Port Charlotte, FL and had volunteered as a clerk for the Port Charlotte, FL Sheriff’s office.

She was devoted to her faith and served the church in many areas.

Her love and pride in her family of 5 generations knew no bounds. Her parting advice to her family spoken a few days before her death was “Love everyone and get along with Everyone”

Survivors include her daughter,

Paulette Croteau of Englewood

Son and daughter-in-law

Lucien Jr. and Helen Dionne of Riceville

Ten grandchildren

Arthur Croteau Jr. and spouse, Karen of Woodbridge, MD

Paul Croteau and spouse, Fran of Port Charlotte, FL

Robert Croteau and spouse, Heidi of Hendersonville, TN

Eugene “Gene” Croteau and spouse Charity of Port Charlotte, FL

Genevieve Benitez and spouse, Gonzalo of Troy, NC

James Dionne and spouse, Jennifer of Charlotte, NC

Jason Dionne and spouse, Kerrie of Troy, NC

Anna Lyn Khouarerosa of Decatur, AL

Melissa Williams and spouse, Daniel of Jackson, TN

Summer Grey and spouse, Jeff of Tazewell, TN

23 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren

One sister-in-law, Lucille Beaudoin of Nashua, NH

Multiple nieces and nephews

A funeral Mass will be held 11:00 am Monday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Rev. Randy Stice and Rev. William Oruko.

The family will receive friends 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm Sunday at Ziegler Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the St. Mary’s Catholic Church Building Fund 1219 East Madison Ave.  Athens, TN 37303.

If you are unable to attend the visitation or funeral mass, please sign the online registry at: www.zieglerfuneralhome.com

Ziegler Funeral Home has been entrusted with the care of Laurencia A. Demers Dionne.

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Brian Haney

Brian ”Skeets” Haney

Age 59

Of Athens

Passed away Wednesday, October 19, 2016

At Sweetwater Hospital.

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James "Jim" Davis McQuain

James Davis McQuain, 82, Of Athens, passed away Sunday, October 16, 2016

at Standifer Hospice Center in Chattanooga

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Bertha Jane Walker Roberts

Bertha Jane Walker Roberts

Age 76

Of Ten Mile

Passed away Saturday, October 15, 2016

At Turkey Creek Medical Center.

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Joyce Leona True Hammonds

Joyce Leona True Hammonds

Age 83

Of Athens

Passed away Friday, October 14, 2016

At her residence.

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James Outlaw Davis

James Outlaw Davis, age 56, of Athens and Sweetwater,

passed away at home on Friday, October 07, 2016.

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Glen Doyle Ellison

Glen Doyle Ellison

Age 75

Of Ten Mile

Passed away Wednesday, October 5, 2016

At Sweetwater Hospital.

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Kathryn Joyce Leland Steckley

Kathryn Joyce (Leland) Steckley

Age 83

Of Athens

Died Monday, October 3, 2016

At Life Care Center of Athens

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Gabriel Lee Davis

Gabriel Lee Davis

Age 21

Of Athens

Passed away Friday, September 30, 2016

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Connie Vernica Womack

Connie Vernica Womack

Age 56

Of Riceville

Passed away Tuesday, September 27, 2016

At her parent’s home.

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Wanda Faye Walden Smith

 

Wanda Faye Walden Smith

Age 70

Of Riceville

Passed away Friday, September 23, 2016

At Erlanger Medical Center.

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Ricky Steven Swafford

Ricky Steven Swafford

Age 45

Of Athens

Passed away Thursday, September 22, 2016

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Sandra Helms Cooley

Sandra Helms Cooley

Age 68

Of Athens

Passed away Thursday, September 22, 2016

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James "Jim" Anthony Zotter

James “Jim” Anthony Zotter

Age 44

Of Athens

Passed away Thursday, September 22, 2016

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Barbara Anne Ramey Womac

 

Barbara Anne Ramey Womac

Age 80

Of Riceville

Passed away Tuesday morning, September 20, 2016

at her daughter’s home in Cleveland.

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Lillie Mae Johnson Malone

Lillie Mae Johnson Malone

Age 83

Of Athens

Passed away Sunday, September 18, 2016

At her home.

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Mary Evelyn Ferry Shaver Hess

Evelyn Ferry Shaver Hess, age 72, of Riceville, died Friday, September 16, 2016, at Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga.

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Martha Lee Cagle McKee

Martha Lee Cagle McKee, age 90, of Athens, went home to be with the Lord early Wednesday morning, September 14, 2016, at the home of her son, Donnie, in LaVergne, TN.

Martha was a native and lifelong resident of McMinn County, and was the daughter of the late Horbert and Susie Hyde Cagle. She was preceded in death by her husband of 69 years, Raymond McKee, on July 20, 2011. Her four brothers, Kenneth Cagle, Milburn Cagle, Lloyd Cagle and Gene Cagle also preceded her in death. Martha had served in the cafeteria of Ingleside Elementary school for 20 years, where she loved each student as though they were her own child. She was a member of Nonaburg House of Prayer in Englewood, and regularly attended Miracle Baptist Church, while living in LaVergne.

She loved her Lord and had a servant’s heart, and will be remembered as a prayer warrior.

Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law,

Jerry Joe and Sammie McKee of Anderson, SC

Donnie Ray and Angel McKee of LaVergne, TN

 

Five grandchildren,

Brandi Colleen Bridwell and husband Chris, Fawna Danielle Jackson and husband Chris, Donald Ray “Dooner” McKee Jr and wife Emily, Tammy Sue Dempsey and Jerry “Tim” McKee

 

Thirteen great-grandchildren,

Fallon Gabrielle McKee, Christian Bryanna Jackson, Megan Nichole Murray, Rachel Noel Murray, Lily Grace Murray, Nolan Raymond McKee, Morgan Breanna Dempsey, Miranda Suzanne Dempsey, Jordan Grace McKee, Taylor Noel McKee, Dakota Lee Bridwell, Zachary Duncan Bridwell and Kathy Renae Bridwell.

 

One sister-in-law, Sue McKee of Decatur

 

Several nieces and nephews, along with one special niece, Marsha Lynn Featheroff, whom was like a daughter

 

Funeral services will be 2:00 pm Sunday at Ziegler Funeral Home with Brother Jerry Stephens and Brother Dwayne Lee officiating. Burial will follow in Cedar Grove Cemetery.

 

Serving as pallbearers are, “Dooner” McKee, Tim McKee, Chris Jackson, Chris Bridwell, Bill FEatheroff and Kenny Cagle.

 

The family will receive friends 4 -8 pm Saturday and noon until 2 pm on Sunday, 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:

www.zieglerfuneralhome.com

 

Ziegler Funeral home has been entrusted with the care of Martha Lee McKee.

 

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Linda Sue Brock Davis

Linda Sue Brock Davis, age 75, of Cleveland, died Saturday at Hospice of Chattanooga.

A native of McMinn county and a longtime resident of Cleveland, she was the daughter of the late John Henry Brock and June Elizabeth Edgemon Brock. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wendell Davis. Linda along with her late husband, owned and operated Davis Bonding Company in Cleveland for many years.

She is survived by two brothers,

David Brock of Athens and James Brock of San Luis Obispo, CA

Three nieces and one nephew,

Candace Olivia Brock of Lenoir City

Elizabeth Hoondervolt of Scottsdale, AZ

Tina Johnson of Minnesota

David “Tony” Brock of Simpsonville, SC

There will be no formal visitation or funeral services.

Ziegler Funeral Home has been entrusted with the care of Linda Sue Brock Davis.

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Vivian Francis "Fanny" Web Harris

Vivian Francis “Fanny” Webb Harris, age 73, of Athens, died Saturday, September 10, 2016, at Starr Regional of Athens.

She was a native and lifelong resident of McMinn County and was a daughter of the late Nelson and Dallie Mae Harris Webb. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Charles Ray “Shag” Harris, her son, Monty Harris and five brothers and four sisters.

Survivors include her daughter, Scarlet Baxley of Sweetwater

Two grandchildren, Matthew Harris of Sweetwater,  Amanda Puente and husband, Gonzalo of Philadelphia

Four great grandchildren,

Jennifer Baxley, Emilio Puente, Marisol Puente and Fidel Puente

Two brothers and sisters - in - law,

Hubert Webb and wife, Hilda of Cleveland

Tommy Webb and wife Pam of Decatur

Several nieces and nephews

Funeral services will be 7:00 pm Monday at Ziegler Funeral Home with Rev. Roy Hogan officiating.

Burial will be 1:00 pm Tuesday in Cedar Grove Cemetery with family and friends serving as pallbearers.

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

Ziegler Funeral Home has been entrusted with the care of Vivian “Fanny” Webb Harris.

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Vivian Francis Webb Harris

Vivian Francis “Fanny” Webb Harris, age 73, of Athens, died Saturday, September 10, 2016, at Starr Regional of Athens.

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Linda Sue Brock Davis

Linda Sue Brock Davis, age 75, of Cleveland, died Saturday at Hospice of Chattanooga.

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Homer Lester Shelton

Homer Lester Shelton

Age 67

Of Athens

Passed away Monday, September 5, 2016

At Erlanger Medical Center

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Betty Mae Duckett Gable

Betty Mae Duckett Gable

Age 53

Of Athens

Passed away Monday, September 5, 2016

At her residence.

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Lee Marvin Bailey

Lee Marvin Bailey, age 48, of Riceville TN, passed away September 3, 2016 at his residence.

He was a native of Portsmouth Virginia, and had lived in Virginia Beach, VA, for many years before moving to McMinn County in 2002. He was a son of the late Joann Johnson Bailey and was preceded in death by a brother Doug Ward.

Survivors include:  His wife; Tracie Marie Hurlburt Bailey of Riceville, TN

Sons:  Shane Bailey of Athens, TN;  Ryan Bailey of Charleston, TN

Father: Marvin Bailey of Virginia Beach, VA.

A Brother and Sister in law:  Joseph and Brandy Bailey of Virginia Beach, VA.

Sister: Deborah Lipscomb of Virginia Beach, VA.

Several nieces and nephews.

A celebration of Lee’s life will be announced later by the Bailey family.

Ziegler Funeral Home has been entrusted with the care of Lee Marvin Bailey.

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Shane Heath Moses

Shane Heath Moses

Age 40

Of Englewood

Passed away Saturday, September 3, 2016

At LeConte Medical Center in Sevierville, TN.

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Nina Ruth Norwood Presswood

 

Nina Ruth Norwood Presswood

Age 82

Of Athens

Passed away Tuesday, August 30, 2016

At her residence.

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Pamela Gail Crawford Siler

Pamela Gail Crawford Siler

Age 63

Of Decatur

Passed away Sunday, August 28, 2016

At her residence.

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June Webb

June Webb, age 56, of Athens, died early Saturday morning, August 27, 2016, at her home.

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Terry Lee Visage

Terry Lee Visage

Age 66

Of Athens

Passed away Tuesday morning, August 23, 2016

At his residence.

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Nancy Ann Phillips Cranfield

Nancy Ann Phillips Cranfield

Age 51

Of Athens

Passed away Tuesday morning, August 23, 2016

At her home.

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Charlene Baxter Monroe

Charlene Baxter Monroe

Age 55

Of Athens

Passed away Monday morning, August 22, 2016

At her residence.

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Catherine Brown Wilson

Catherine L. Brown Wilson

Age 88

Of Athens

Passed away Monday evening, August 15, 2016

At NHC Healthcare of Athens

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Brooke Denise Matthews

Brooke Denise Matthews

Age 25 and would have been 26 on 8-16-2016

Of Riceville

Passed away Monday, August 15, 2016

At Starr Regional Medical Center in Athens.

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Paul Douglas Watkins

Paul Douglas Watkins

Age 51

Of Niota

Passed away Sunday, August 14, 2016

At U.T. Medical Center in Knoxville

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Mary Ruth Willis Hester

Mary Ruth Willis Hester

Age 72

Of Niota

Passed away Thursday night, August 4, 2016

At Parkwest Medical Center in Knoxville.

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Wanda Lou Riggs Webb

Wanda Lou “Granny” Riggs Webb

Age 75

Of Niota

Passed away Monday morning, August 1, 2016

At her home.

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George Huckabey

George Huckabey, age 83, of Athens, died Saturday night, July 30, 2016, at Starr Regional of Athens.

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James C. Tomblin

James C. Tomblin, 93, of Athens passed away Friday, July 29, 2016. He was reunited with his wife of 68 years Virginia Tomblin who passed away October 24, 2014.

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Lucille Dixon Moses Ross

Lucille Dixon Moses Ross

Age 76

Of Athens

Passed away Wednesday, July 27, 2016

At Etowah Healthcare Center.

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Rev. Phillip Michael Beasley

Rev. Phillip Michael Beasley, Age 67, Of Athens, went home to be with the Lord early Thursday morning, July 21, 2016 at his home.

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Ron L. Miller

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.

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Roy Lee Thurman

Roy Lee Thurman

Age 67

Of Decatur

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

Sisters-in-law,

Lisa Allen and Scott Huffman of Blue Ridge, GA.

Sandra Lambertino and her husband, John of Tunnel Hill, GA.

Brother-in-law,

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.

 

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Danny Edmond Joyner

Danny Edmond Joyner

Age 55

Of Chattanooga and former resident of Athens

Passed away Friday, July 15, 2016

At Erlanger Medical Center

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Frances Wright Roderick

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.

Survivors include:

Two sons and a daughter-in-law:

Mancel Roderick and wife, Betty of Athens

Kenneth Roderick of Etowah

Four grandchildren:

Tim Roderick and wife, Michelle of Englewood

Nola Collins and husband, Chris of Niota

Michael Roderick of Athens

Chris Roderick of Athens

14 great-grandchildren

6 great-great-grandchildren

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.

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Benny Mack Ricker

Benny Mack Ricker, age 61, of Athens, TN, Passed away Friday, July 8, 2016, At Spring City Care and Rehabilitation Center.

A native of Meigs County and lifelong resident of Meigs and McMinn Counties, he was a son of the late Daniel Asbury and Lura Savannah Lamb Ricker.

He was preceded in death by a sister Lottie Mae Jamerson and brother Steven Ricker.

Survivors include:

Sons:

Kevin Phillip Ricker of McMinn County

Von Ricker of Monroe County

Daughter:

Jami Ricker of Cleveland

Sister: Irene Morgan and spouse Keith of Decatur

Brothers:

Leon Ricker and spouse Catherine of Decatur

Henry Ricker of Decatur

Carl Ricker of Decatur

3 Grandchildren: Braden Ricker, Olivia Ricker, and Jonah Ricker.

Special care provider Vicki Bunch, Several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be 7 pm Monday in the chapel of Ziegler Funeral Home with the Rev. Jimmy Dunn officiating. Burial will be 11 AM Tuesday in Chestua Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 PM Monday at the funeral home.

The Ricker family would like to thank the Doctors, Nurses, and Staff at Starr Regional Athens and Spring City Care and Rehabilitation Center for the care provided to Benny.

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Anita Gail "Sissy" Kincannon King

Anita Gail “Sissy” Kincannon King

Age 54

Of Athens

Passed away Wednesday morning, July 6, 2016

At Tennova Healthcare of Cleveland.

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James "Jamie" Nathaniel Robison

James “Jamie” Nathaniel Robison

Age 41

Of Decatur

Passed away Monday, July 4, 2016

At Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga

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Bettye Faye Lively Helms

Bettye Faye Lively Helms

Age 80

Of Athens

Passed away Monday, July 4, 2016

At her home.

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Margaret Jo Goins Wright

Margaret Jo Goins Wright, 76, peacefully went to be with our Lord on Sunday, July 3, 2016 at U.T. Medical Center in Knoxville. She was born on January 16, 1940 in Athens, TN to the late Alex and Grace (Hucklebee) Goins.

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Sara Ann Harris Millsaps

Sara Ann Harris Millsaps, age73, of Niota, went home to be with the Lord early Saturday morning, July 02, 2016, at Parkwest Medical Center in Knoxville.

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Paul Glenville Williams

Paul Glenville Williams

Age 58

Of Ten Mile

Passed away Friday, July 1, 2016

In Sweetwater, TN.

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David "Newt" Michael Fletcher

David “Newt” Michael Fletcher

Age 65

Of Riceville

Passed away Thursday, June 30, 2016

At his home.

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Phillip Levoy Elrod

Phillip Levoy Elrod

Age 61

Of Englewood

Passed away Sunday, June 26, 2016

At his residence.

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Delores Jean Mullett Yoder

Delores Jean Mullett Yoder, Age 77, Of Englewood, TN Passed away Friday, June 24, 2016, At Her home.

A native of Fort Gay, West Virginia, she lived many years in Daleville Indiana, and the last 15 years in Englewood, TN.

She was a daughter of the late John Mullett and Gladys Cyrus Earl and was preceded in death by a sister Marie Newkirk, and nephew Michael Newkirk.

Survivors include:

2 Daughters:

Starria Robertson (husband Robert Gaghins) of Oologah, OK

Deida Chambers (husband Mike) of Daleville, IN

A Son: Daniel Yoder of Englewood, TN

A Brother: Lee Earl of Indiana

11 Grandchildren

14 Great-grandchildren

Nephew: Kevin Newkirk of Muncie, IN

Niece: Lesa Reading of Indianapolis, IN

Funeral services will be 11 AM Tuesday at Saltpetre Baptist Church In Saltpetre, West Virginia with Pastor Chris Wilson Officiating. Burial will be in Lynch Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 AM Tuesday at the Church prior to the Funeral Service.

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James Lee Moses

James Lee Moses

Age 82

Of Athens

Passed away Saturday, June 25, 2016

At U T Medical Center in Knoxville

 

A native and lifelong resident of McMinn County, he was a son of the late Farley and Georgia Ann Bowers Moses and was preceded in death by two sisters, Mozelle Phillips and Ruth Frye; two brothers, Jerry Moses and Glenn Moses; sons-in-law, Terry Ware and Edward Falls; special friend, Bill Moses. He was a veteran of the TN. Army National Guard, a member of the Masons and was a member of South Liberty Baptist Church.

 

Survivors include his wife,

Mary Boggess Moses of Athens

Three daughters and one son-in-law,

Debra Ware of Riceville

Shelia and Lynn King of Ten Mile

Pam Falls of Athens

Two sons and one daughter-in-law,

Mike Moses of Athens

Micky and Nancy Moses of Decatur

Eleven grandchildren: Jeremy Ware, Jeff King, Jamie King, Lisa Angell, Beth Falls, Tommy Moses, Shelley Moses, Stephanie Purkey, Janelle Ford, Allyson Stotts, and Matt Moses.

Twenty two great grandchildren

One sister and brother-in-law,

Betty and Calvin Queen of Niota

Two brothers and one sister-in-law,

Roy Moses of Cleveland

Bud and Jerri Moses of Athens

 

Graveside services will be 6 pm Tuesday in Mars Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Lynn King officiating.

 

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Boyd "Toby" Jenkins

Boyd “Toby” Jenkins

Age 79

Of Riceville

Went home to join the Lord on Tuesday, June 14, 2016

At his residence.

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Wilburn Chester Rucker

Wilburn (W.C.) “Red” Chester Rucker

Age 77

Of Athens

Passed away Monday, June 13, 2016 surrounded by his family

At Starr Regional Medical Center.

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Richard Edgar Cole

Richard Edgar Cole

Age 59

Of Riceville

Passed away Sunday, June 12, 2016

At Starr Regional Medical Center.

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Nellie Ray "Nel" Sargent Boyd

Nellie Ray “Nel” Sargent Boyd

Age 86

Of Niota

Passed away Sunday, June 12, 2016

At NHC Healthcare of Athens

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Jack Lee Braden Jr.

Jack Lee Braden Jr.

Age 55

Of Decatur

Passed away Friday, June 10, 2016

At his residence.

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Virginia Don Hunter Colbaugh

Virginia Don Hunter Colbaugh

Age 66

Of Columbia, TN and formerly of Decatur

Passed away Monday, June 6, 2016

At her residence.

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Julia Kate Miller Underwood

Julia Kate Miller Underwood

Age 94

Of Athens

Passed away Friday, June 3, 2016

At her residence.

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Mae McDonald Moses

Mae McDonald Moses

Age 82

Of Athens

Passed away Friday, June 3, 2016

At her residence.

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John Paul Evans

John Paul Evans

Age 61

Of Riceville

Passed away Wednesday evening, June 1, 2016

At his residence.

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Norman Lee Eaton

Norman Lee Eaton

Age 70

Of Athens

Passed away Wednesday evening, June 1, 2016 after winning a valiant fight against cancer.

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Thomas David Womac

Thomas David Womac

Age 89

Of Athens

Passed away Wednesday morning, June 1, 2016

At his residence.

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Tucker Lee Crane

Tucker Lee Crane

Age 5

Of Athens

Passed away Wednesday June 1, 2016

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R.C. Baker

R.C. Baker

Age 71

Of Calhoun

Passed away Monday, May 30, 2016

At his residence.

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Austin Brian Steven

Austin Brian Steven

Age 16

Of Athens TN

Passed away Sunday morning, May 29, 2016

At U. T. Medical Center in Knoxville.

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Karen Elizabeth Kyser King

Karen Elizabeth Kyser King, Age 58, Of Athens, TN, Passed away Saturday, May 28, 2016, At her home.

A native Astoria Oregon and lifelong resident McMinn County, she was a daughter of the late Bill and Marlene Houtz Kyser and was preceded in death by a brother Brian Kyser. She had worked many years for Ingles.

Survivors include:

Husband; Douglas Stephen King of Athens

A son and daughter in law:

Donnie and Shannon Synoground of Athens

Granddaughters: Madison, Kelcey, Hannah, Hollee, and Harper

A sister; Kelly Pruitt of Georgia

There will be no formal visitation or funeral services.

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 Daren Elizabeth Kyser King.

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Austin Brian Steven

Austin Brian Steven

Age 16

Of Athens TN

Passed away Saturday evening, May 29, 2016

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Carolyn Sue Ratledge

Carolyn Sue Ratledge

Age 66

Of Decatur

Passed away Thursday morning, May 26, 2016 after a lengthy illness

At Willow Acres in Riceville

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Cody Bud Sheldon

Cody Bud Sheldon

Age 31

Of Riceville

Passed away Wednesday, May 25, 2016

At Parkwest Medical Center in Knoxville

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Dorothy Jane Plaster Wilson

Dorothy Jane Plaster Wilson

Age 73

Of Athens

Passed away Tuesday, May 24, 2016

At Parkwest Medical Center in Knoxville

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Katherine Marie Torbett

Katherine Marie Torbett

Age 88

Of Athens

Went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, May 22, 2016

At her residence.

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Rose Ann Lee Witt

Rose Ann Lee Witt

Age 80

Of Athens

Passed away Thursday, May 19, 2016

At Starr Regional Medical Center in Athens

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Peggy Jane Thurman Hemphill

Peggy Jane Thurman Hemphill

Age 54

Of Athens

Went home to her Lord and his son Jesus on Wednesday, May 18, 2016

At her home.

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Avery Dale Myers

Avery Dale Myers, age 81, of Niota

Died Friday, May 13, 2016, at The Bridge at Monteagle nursing facility.

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Otsa Burris Isbill

Otsa Burris Isbill, age 89, of Etowah, died Tuesday night, May 10, 2016, at Etowah Health Care.

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Wallace "Wally" Lewis Keller

Wallace “Wally” Lewis Keller

Age 88

Of Niota TN

Passed away Monday May 9, 2016 at his residence.

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Mary Elizabeth Buchanan Baker

Mary Elizabeth Buchanan Baker, age 68, of Calhoun,

died Sunday morning, May 08, 2016, at her home.

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Halbert William Harris

 

Halbert William Harris

Age 88

Of Athens

Passed away Monday, May 2, 2016

At Life Care Center of Athens

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Ricky Joe Charles

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 www.zieglerfuneralhome.com.

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Anna Ruth Goforth Hall

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

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

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

 

Ashley Marie Ratledge

Age 13

Of Ten Mile

Passed away Tuesday, April 19, 2016

At her residence.

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Ruth Dean Moore Russell

Ruth Dean Moore Russell, age 87, of Englewood, passed away April 15, 2016, at her residence.

A native of Knoxville and longtime resident of Englewood, she was a daughter of the late Luther and Mossy Cox Moore. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 57 years Ray Russell, Her step mother; Ida Moore, sisters; Juanita Yarbrough, Ima Lee Burchfield, Bonnie Moore, twin sister Barbara Lee, and Dorothy “Dot” Harris, a brother; Bill Moore, infant grandson Steven Watson and Son in law; Lonnie Hughes. She was of the Church of God faith.

Survivors include six daughters and four son in laws:

Glenda and Doug Whitener of Etowah

Patsy and William Watson of Englewood

Cathy and Tim Murray of Dry Prong Louisiana

Zelma and Eddie Hughes of Athens

Connie Hughes of Athens

Becky Russell of Englewood

Five Sons and Daughter in laws:

Jack and Laverne Russell of Englewood

Johnny and Jessie Russell of Delano

Jim and Judy Russell of Englewood

Tim and Deanna Russell of Kingston

Richard and Cheryl Russell of Englewood

Several Grandchildren, Great-grandchildren, great-great grandchildren.

Five Sisters, Aileen Hall of Knoxville, Josephine Arnwine of Dover Delaware,

Gail Skidmore of Knoxville, Donna Arthur of Knoxville, and Myra and Max Ellenburg, of Knoxville.

A Brother: Austin Moore, of Knoxville

Brother in law: Charles Lee of Knoxville, TN

Several nieces, nephew and great nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be 7 PM Sunday in the chapel of Ziegler Funeral Home with the Rev. Wayne Lee and Rev. Donnie Dalton officiating.

Graveside Services will be 1 PM Monday in Sunrise Cemetery.  Sons will serve as Pallbearers.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 7 pm Sunday at the funeral home.

Ziegler Funeral Home has been entrusted with the care of Ruth Dean Moore Russell.

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Eugene "Gene" L. Whiting

Eugene “Gene” L. Whiting

Age 80

Of Athens

Went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, April 14, 2016

At his residence

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Johnny William Watkins

Johnny William Watkins

Age 84

Of Athens

Passed away Monday, April 11, 2016

At Parkwest Medical Center in Knoxville.

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Hobart L. Teague

Hobart L. Teague

Age 83

Of Athens

Passed away Monday morning, April 11, 2016

At his residence.

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Patrick George Mahood

Patrick George Mahood, 85, Of Niota, passed away Saturday, April 9, 2016

at the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville. He leaves behind his beloved companion of many years, Ruth Peglow; his extended family residing in Great Britain; his close friends, Greg and Denise Sloan; as well as many other dear friends.

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Joe David McKee

Joe David McKee

Age 50

Of Athens

Passed away Friday, April 8, 2016

At Memorial Hospital in Chattanooga.

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Clarissa Louise Duncan Bidwell

Clarissa Louise Duncan Bidwell

Age 40

Of Decatur

Passed away Wednesday, April 6, 2016

At Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga

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Mason Christopher Broussard

Mason Christopher Broussard

Age 22

Of Athens

Passed away Wednesday, April 6, 2016

From injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

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Betty Lucille Moses

Betty Lucille Moses

Age 87

Of Athens

Was ushered by the angels through heavens gates on Monday, April 4, 2016

To worship at the feet of Jesus.

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Jeffery Michael Stephens

Jeffery Michael Stephens (Krusty)

Age 57

Of Etowah

Passed away Sunday, April 3, 2016

In Newberry, South Carolina.

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John Washington Hines "Big John"

John Washington Hines, “Big John”, age 82, of Athens, TN, passed away Friday April 1, 2016 at Starr Regional.  A native of Roane County and lifelong resident of McMinn County, he was a son of the late Harold and Maude Jenkins Hines, and was preceded in death by a daughter; Judy Moore, Son; Randy Lee Hines; step son Richard Williams, Sisters; Wanda Hensley and Edith Hines, and brothers Sam and Pete Hines. He had worked many years for the Athens Table Company, served in the U.S. Navy on the USS Ingersoll, and was of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include

His wife, Della Stafford Hines of Athens

Daughters and sons in law;

Debbie and Paul Hamonds of Athens

Johnnie and Benjamin Hammonds of Athens

Stepdaughter Barbara Williams of Niota

Stepson: Freddie Boyd Williams of Kingston

Sister and brother in law: Sue and Larry Riding of Loudon

Brother in law: Bill Hensley of Lenoir City

Many grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.

Many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be 1 pm Tuesday in the chapel of Ziegler Funeral Home. Burial will be in McMinn Memory Gardens. Family will serve as Pallbearers.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 pm Monday at the funeral home.

Ziegler Funeral Home has been entrusted with the care of John Washington Hines “Big John”.

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Hubert "Allen" Davis

Hubert “Allen” Davis was born in Athens, TN on October 29th, 1950 and lived on a small farm in nearby Riceville until the age of 16 when the family moved to Florida after Interstate 75 came through and divided the farm.

He met and fell in love with Linda, his wife of 40 years, in Florida. She was also from a small town in Tennessee. They were married on Easter Sunday, 1969. The two of them raised their only child, Zane Davis, in Osceola County where Allen was a successful site contractor for many years with Davis Brothers Contracting.

If Allen had a passion, other than his family, it was “Going Fast”. He enjoyed racing cars, riding motorcycles and spending time with his son, who has followed in his footsteps with his own love for wheels.

He enjoyed the friendship of many, especially those who could talk shop and understood that four wheels move the body and 2 wheels move the soul.

Allen was preceded in death by his wife, Linda (McMillen) Davis, sister Alma “Cricket” Gaskins and parents, James and Hazel (King) Davis. He is survived by his son, Zane Allen Davis, brothers Jacky (Charlotte) Davis, Loyd Davis, Glen Davis, Michael (Lisa) Davis and sister, Carol (Hugh) King and many loving nieces and nephews.

Grave side service and interment will be 1 PM Saturday April 9th at the Upper Spring Creek Cemetery in Riceville, TN with arrangements by Ziegler Funeral Home in Athens, Tennessee. Friends will be received afterwards at the Oak Grove Baptist Church Fellowship Hall.

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Nicholas Lee Riedel

Nicholas Lee Riedel

Age 49

Of Athens

Passed away Tuesday, March 29, 2016

At his residence.

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Virginia "Jenny" Leutta Webb Ellison

Virginia “Jenny” Leutta Webb Ellison

Age 58

Of Athens

Passed away Sunday, March 27, 2016

At her home.

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Donna Kay Freeman Grubb Wood

Donna Kay Freeman Grubb Wood

Age 53

Of Englewood

Passed away Saturday, March 26, 2016

At her home

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John F. Edmonson

John F. Edmonson, Age 66, Of Athens, passed away Wednesday, March 23, 2016, At Parkwest Medical Center.

A native and lifelong resident of McMinn County, he was a son of the late Luther and Gladys Coleman Edmonson, and was preceded in death by a granddaughter Alyssa Smith and brothers; Calvin Edmonson and David Edmonson. He owned and operated the Riceville Market in the middle 80’s and late 90’s, was a retired truck driver with Star Transportation, and attended Watson’s Chapel in Madisonville.

Survivors include: Two Sons;

Danny Edmonson of Athens

Johnny “Boober” and Samantha Edmonson of Chattanooga

A Daughter; Barbara Summers of Athens

Sister and Brother in law; Wanda and Bobby Roberts of Niota

Brother and sister in law; Lester and Robin Edmonson of Athens

Five grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be 11 AM Saturday in the chapel of Ziegler Funeral Home with the Rev. Bobby Roberts officiating. Burial will follow in Cedar Springs Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Benji Long, Josh Edmonson, Cody Smith, Ben Summers, Jordan Edmonson, and Johnny Edmonson.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 pm Friday at the funeral home.

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Roseanna Coleman

Roseanna Coleman, age 55, died unexpectedly Wednesday morning, March 23, 2016.

She was a lifelong resident of Athens and was preceded in death by her father Johnny Jerome Coleman on May 05, 2015.

Roseanna attended The Tennessee School for the Deaf and was a member of Unity Baptist Church. She loved art and enjoyed drawing and photography

Survivors include her mother:

JoAnna Johnson Coleman of Athens

Two brothers and one-sister-in-law:

Donnie Jerome Coleman of Athens

Ronnie Lance Coleman and wife Tammy of Athens

Aunt and uncle:

Jane Rose King of Athens

Sonny Johnson and wife Liz of Athens

Her 1st cousins:

Anthony King of Atlanta, GA

Sherry Clendenden of Athens

A lifelong friend,  Helen Buckner of Athens

Several friends from the deaf community

Funeral services will be 2:00 pm Friday at Ziegler Funeral Home with Rev. Mark Latham officiating.

Burial will follow in McMinn Memory Gardens. Family and friends will be serving as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends 12 noon until 2:00 pm Friday prior to the service at Ziegler Funeral Home.

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

www.zieglerfuneralhome.com

In lieu of flowers, the family asks donations for Roseanna’s final expenses be made to Ronnie Coleman.

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Joyce Ann Kennedy Hawkins

Joyce Ann Kennedy Hawkins, age 67, of Athens, passed away March 19, 2016 at her residence.

She was a native of Athens, and had lived many years in Polk and McMinn County. She was preceded in death by her parents, Elmer and Dalphna Kennedy and Lucille and Bill Lillard. Her husband, R.B. Hawkins, a Sister, Lynda Sue Carruth Crowder, Brothers, Eddie Lynn Carruth, Johnny Ray Kennedy, Ronald Kennedy and Donald Kennedy. She was a loving mother and grandmother, and was a member of New Salem Baptist Church.

Survivors include two daughters and a son in law;

Pamela Hawkins Mowery of Cleveland

Deirdra and Justin Coppock of Athens

Two sons and a daughter in law;

Wendell and Katherine Hawkins of Old Fort

Ralph D. Hawkins of Madisonville

Sisters and Brother in laws

Deborah and Allen Thompson of Dandridge

Mary Sue and Lynn Goins of Decatur

Sara and Ted Joyner of Athens

Brothers and Sisters in law

Jimmie and Maria Carruth of Riceville

Frank and Lorene Kennedy of Decatur

Eddie Kennedy of Madisonville

Bob and Betty Kennedy of Decatur

David Kennedy of Decatur

Sister in law; Dorothy and Jerry Lamb of Decatur

Grandchildren Natalie Barrows and Donovan Russell, and 8 additional grandchildren

4 greatgrandchildren, many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Special friends; Francis Wattenbarger, Frankie Jo McCracken, Betty June Cameron, Loretta Bivens, and Jim Russell.

Funeral Services will be 7 PM Monday in the chapel of Ziegler Funeral Home with Preacher A.C. Cooper officiating. Graveside Services will be 11 AM Tuesday in Decatur Cemetery. Family will serve as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 PM Monday at Ziegler Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers the family has requested donations be made to her daughter Deirdra to help with Joyce’s final expenses.

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Mildred Bernice Sneed Morgan

Mildred Bernice Sneed Morgan, 68, of Athens passed away March 15, 2016 at her home.

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Samuel Eaton Reed

 

Samuel Eaton Reed

Age 93

Of Athens

Passed away Monday morning, March 14, 2016

At his granddaughter’s home.

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Joyce Ann Wilson Daniel

Joyce Ann Wilson Daniel

Age 70

Of Ten Mile

Passed away Monday morning, March 14, 2016

At NHC Healthcare of Athens

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Margaret Elaine Kessel Jackson

Margaret Elaine Kessel Jackson

Age 67

Of Athens

Passed away Monday, March 14, 2016

At McMinn Memorial Nursing Center.

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Shane Rondal Womac

Shane Rondal Womac

Age 49

Of Athens

Passed away Friday, March 11, 2016

At his residence.

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Boyd Smith McElhaney

Boyd Smith McElhaney

Age 85

Of Ten Mile

Passed away Thursday, March 10, 2016

At Roane County Medical Center

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Ross Shelton

Ross Shelton

Age 80

Of Athens

Passed away Tuesday morning, March 8, 2016

At Starr Regional Medical Center of Athens

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Myrtle Elvira Mathis Ervin

Myrtle Elvira Mathis Ervin

Age 77

Of Athens

Passed away Saturday, March 5, 2016

At Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga

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Jimmy Paul Graham Jr.

Jimmy “Paul” Graham Jr.

Age 36

Of Athens

Passed away providing for his family in a work related accident on Friday, March 4, 2016

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Connie Frances Freeman Fritts

Connie Frances Freeman Fritts

Age 52

Of Riceville

Passed away Thursday, March 3, 2016

At her residence.

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Beatrice Irene Crittenden Melton

 

Beatrice Irene Crittenden Melton

Age 98

Of Cleveland and formerly of the Eastanallee Community

Passed away Monday, February 29, 2016

At Signature Health Care in Cleveland

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Peggy Ann Harris Cox

Peggy Ann Harris Cox

Age 72

Of Athens

Passed away Sunday, February 28, 2016

At Sweetwater Nursing Center.

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Alex Steven Belcher "Handy"

Alex Steven Belcher “Handy”, age 17 was granted his angel wings on February 28, 2016, following a lifelong illness. His final days were spent surrounded by his family and friends that Alex had touched in some small way throughout his short, yet very memorable life.

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Martha Agnes Penney

Martha Agnes Penney

July 26, 1924 – Feb 18, 2016

Martha was born in New York, NY to Mr. and Mrs. Robert James McMullan. The youngest of three girls, her sisters Jane and Anne preceded her in death. After graduating from High School she was working at Drydock Savings Bank and attending Marble Collegiate Church in New York City, where she met her sweetheart John Penney, who was then serving in the U.S. Maritime Service, in 1945. The couple was married on December 16, 1945 at Marble Collegiate by Dr. Norman Vincent Peale and eventually moved to Long Island to Center Moriches, NY where they raised their four children, John, Robert, James and Sara, with James and Sara being a surprise set of twins.

Possessing a true servant’s heart, Martha was a wonderful homemaker, faithfully caring for both family and friends and serving in her local church and as a Girl Scout leader in her community. Martha was an avid quilter and enjoyed sewing and smocking dresses for her granddaughters. She also worked for a time as a photographer for the local newspaper. After retirement in 1981, John and Martha moved to Athens, TN where they were again active in church and community life, delivering “Meals on Wheels” to local shut-ins until 2012, into their late 80’s.

Martha was a strong Christian, trusting alone in the atoning blood of Jesus Christ and his life of perfect righteousness for her own salvation and righteous standing before God. Martha was preceded in death by her parents Mr. and Mrs. Robert and Martha McMullan, her sisters Jane Newbury and Anne McCord and her great-grandson Luke Shumate. She is survived by her husband of 70 years, John A. Penney Sr., their sons John A. Penney Jr. and his wife Rebecca (“Becky”), Robert M. Penney and his wife Wilma (“Winkie”), James F. Penney and his wife Dorothy (“Dottie”) and their daughter Sara (“Sally”) Kessler and her husband Paul M. Kessler. Martha is also survived by two nieces, Martha Anne Stavre (nee McCord) and her husband John and Harriet Estelle (nee Newbury) and her husband Harry as well as six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

The family is deeply grateful for the outpouring of love, prayers and other support from so many people and especially those at Life Care Center in Athens, TN and the prayers and visits from family and friends, during her final days. A memorial service will be held at Allen Memorial United Methodist Church, 800 Decatur Pike, Athens, TN 37303 on Saturday, February 27, 2016. Receiving of friends and family begins at 9:30 am with the service starting at 11:00 am. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Allen Memorial UMC.

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Wayne Oliver Brown

Wayne Oliver Brown

Age 70

Of Athens

Passed away Sunday, February 21, 2016

At his residence.

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Kenny Walker

Kenny Walker, Age 71, Of Athens, Passed away Friday morning, February 19, 2016, At his residence.

A native and lifelong resident of McMinn County, he was a son of the late Tom and Nellie Crittenden Walker and was preceded in death by two sisters, Zanda Leamon and Wanda Williams. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and was a former employee of the Sheriff’s Department and the McMinn County Highway Department. He was a member of Meadowfork Baptist Church.

Survivors include three brothers and sisters-in-law,

Bud and Carol Walker of Riceville

Cecil and Linda Walker of Franklin, NC.

Hovie and Sondra Walker of Nashville

His girlfriend, Wanda

Several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be 10 AM Monday in Meadowfork Cemetery with the Rev. Dennis Leamon officiating.

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Gladys Marie Eaves Evans

Gladys Marie Eaves Evans, age 89, of the Sanford Community passed away

Friday, February 19, 2016 at Life Care of Athens.

A native and long time resident of McMinn County, she was a daughter of the late Jack and Sarah Alice Miller Eaves,

and was preceded in death by her daughter Margaret Alice Evans Owens and a brother Jack Eaves.

Survivors include:

Her former husband of 65 years Errol L Evans,

Daughters and son in law:

Linda Evans Critelli of Brevard N.C

Rebecca Evans and Dr. Robert Wehr of Robbinsville N.C

Sons and Daughters in law:

Charles Errol and Constance Ruth Evans of Dover, TN

Richard Anthony and Ruth Ann Evans of Sanford, TN

Grandchildren and Great-grand children

There will be no formal service at this time.

A Celebration of Life for Gladys will be held at a later date.

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Valerie Helen Hemion Perry Cates

Valerie Helen Hemion Perry Cates

Age 77

Of Englewood

Passed away Monday, February 15, 2016

At Starr Regional Medical Center.

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Cleta Mae Newman Gregory

Cleta Mae Newman Gregory

Age 87

Of Athens

Passed away Sunday, February 14, 2016

At her daughter’s residence.

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Thomas Eugene Morrow

Thomas Eugene “Gene” Morrow

Age 75

Of Riceville

Passed away Sunday, February 14, 2016

At U T Medical Center in Knoxville

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James Delano German

James Delano German, 72, of Athens passed away Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at his home, in Athens.

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Martha Kate Fagg Morphew Benton

Martha Kate Fagg Morphew Benton

Age 92

Of Athens

Passed away Thursday morning, February 4, 2016

At McMinn Memorial Nursing Home in Etowah

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Stacy Lynn Crawford Siler

Stacy Lynn Crawford Siler

Age 50

Of Decatur

Passed away Wednesday night, February 3, 2016

At her home.

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John Martin Brown

John Martin Brown

Age 49

Of Athens

Passed away Monday afternoon, January 25, 2016

At Starr Regional Medical Center of Athens

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Ella Wanda Womac Lunsford

Ella Wanda Womac Lunsford, Age 86, Of Cohutta, Georgia, Passed away Friday, January 22, 2016,

At Erlanger Medical Center.

A native of Cleveland, Wanda lived many years in Athens and North Georgia. She was a daughter of the late Noah Abraham and Mary Beatrice Cash Womac

and was preceded in death by brothers; Billy P. Womac and Mel B. Womac. She worked 33 years as a Beautician and was of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include:

Her Daughter: Theresa Dianne Lunsford Collis of Cohutta, GA

Two grandsons: John David Wimpey and Joshua Andre’ Richmond

Two great granddaughters: Molly Renea Wimpey (Chris Green) and Elizabeth Dianne Patterson (Mark)

A great-great grandson: Mathew Keith Green

Sisters and Brothers in law:

Kathy and Calvin Mason of Denver CO

Viola Hapeman of Crystal River, FL

Ruth and Jack Ross of Marion N.C.

Brothers and Sisters in law

Claude M. and Louise Womac of Athens, TN

Jack and Barbara Womac, of Etowah, TN

Bob and Dessie Womac of Eatonton, GA

Several nieces and nephews

Funeral services will be 1 PM Wednesday in the chapel of Ziegler Funeral Home.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 pm Tuesday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers the family has requested memorials be made in Wanda’s name

To: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Ziegler Funeral Home has been entrusted with the care of Ella Wanda Womac Lunsford.

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James L. Thomas

James L. Thomas

Age 85

Of Athens

Passed away Thursday evening, January 21, 2016

At Starr Regional Medical Center of Athens

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Hoyt Wendell Ware

Hoyt Wendell Ware

Age 89

Of Athens

Passed away Wednesday, January 20, 2016

At his residence.

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Douglas Ralph Liner

Douglas Ralph Liner

Age 79

Of Riceville

Passed away Monday morning, January 18, 2016

At his daughter’s residence.

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Danny Edmond Joyner

Danny Edmond Joyner

Age 55

Of Chattanooga and former resident of Athens

Passed away Friday, July 15, 2016

At Erlanger Medical Center

 

A native of Chicago, IL. and resident of McMinn County since 1985 and most recently of Chattanooga for the past 10 years. He was a son of the late Raymond Edward Joyner and was the manager of Chattanooga Home Care. Danny was a veteran of the U.S. Marines and attended Corner Stone Apostolic Church in Chattanooga.

 

Survivors include his mother and step father,

Reva Virginia “Ginger” Joyner Haney and her husband, Charles Haney Jr. of Athens

Three sisters and two brothers-in-law,

Sue and Ed Steel of Winchester

Kathy Best of Booneville, MO.

Becky and Ernie Sullivan of Springhill

Six brothers and four sisters-in-law,

Eddie Ray and Iris Joyner of Martin

William Joyner of Okeechobee, FL.

Donald Joyner of Athens

Jesse and Sue Joyner of Cleveland

Ted and Sara Joyner of Athens

Michael and Michelle Joyner of Sweetwater

Several nieces and nephews.

 

Funeral services will be 10 am Thursday in the chapel of Ziegler Funeral Home. Burial will be in Chestuee Methodist Cemetery.

 

Pallbearers will be Shawn Joyner, Raymond Joyner, Dillion Morris, Ted Joyner, Don Joyner, and Michael Joyner. Honorary pallbearer will be Jesse Joyner.

 

The family will receive friends from 5-7 pm Wednesday at the funeral home.

 

If you are unable to attend the visitation or service, sign the guest registry at www.zieglerfuneralhome.com.

 

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Robert Ed Newman Sr.

Robert Ed Newman Sr.

Age 81

Of Decatur

Passed away Friday morning, January 15, 2016

At his residence.

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Shirley Ann Craig Lunsford

Shirley Ann Craig Lunsford

Age 64

Of Decatur

Passed away Friday, January 15, 2016

At Erlanger Medical Center.

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Kathy Shell

Kathy Shell

Age 55

Of Riceville

Passed away Friday morning, January 15, 2016

At her residence.

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Ruby Kate Lillard Moore

Ruby Kate Lillard Moore

Age 94

Of Athens

Went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, January 12, 2016

At Life Care Center of Athens

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Stephen Richard Banks

Stephen Richard Banks, age 63, of Riceville, passed away Friday, January 8, 2016, at his home.

A native of Athens and lifelong resident of McMinn County, he was a son of the late Robert Lewis “R.L.” Banks and Lorene Frances Jones Banks.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served during the Vietnam War Era. He was a farmer/accountant and was of the Christian faith.

Survivors include:

His wife: Edna Morgan Banks of Riceville

A son and daughter in law: Shelby Richard and Marquita Banks of Athens

One sister: Elaine Allman of Riceville

One brother and sister-in-law: Ron and Mona Banks of Riceville

Grandchildren: Stephen Robert Banks and Michaela Banks

Step-grandson: Chandler Case

Nephews: Ryan Banks of Maryville and Chad Allman of Travis Air Force Base, California.

Niece: Micah Banks of Riceville

Funeral services will be 7 pm Sunday in the chapel of Ziegler Funeral Home with the Pastor Leuty McDermott officiating. Burial will be 11 am Monday in Upper Spring Creek Cemetery with Military Honors. Taps will be performed by Robert “Bob” Banks.

Family and friends will serve as Pallbearers.

The family will receive friends 5-7 pm Sunday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers the family has requested memorial contributions be made in Stephen’s name to:

Women at the Well, 881 Co Rd 655, Athens, TN 37303

Miracle Lake, P.O. Box 327, Etowah, TN 37331

Good Faith Clinic, 18 Congress Parkway, Athens, TN 37303

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Sarah Elizabeth Williams Carter

Sarah Elizabeth Williams Carter

Age 90 was called home to be with her loving husband Marshall Lee Carter on Friday, January 8, 2016 at the home of her son.

She was surrounded by family and her loving dog Tinkerbell when the Angels came. She was a native and lifelong resident of McMinn County.

Sarah was the daughter of the late Rev. Jess Williams and Cora Bledsoe Williams, sisters, Juanita Bledsoe, Helen Mendenhall, Dorothy "Dot" Jackson, Frankie "Tootsie" Shelton and brother Paul Williams who died in WWII. She was a seamstress at many chair companies in the area. She was a member of Pope Avenue Baptist Church and former member of Clay Hill Baptist Church.

Survivors include her son Charles Carter and daughter in law Nancy Jones Carter of Athens

Grandchildren: Tracy Carter and wife Cindy Carter, Randy Carter and Carolyn Carter all of Athens Great grandchildren: Randall, Amanda and Caleb Carter, Wesley Fairbanks and wife Jessica, Elisha Andrus and wife Kim.

Great-great grandchildren: Ava Marie Fairbanks and Bailey Wallis who is due in March.

Sister in laws: Geneva Ramsey and Joan Carter both of Athens.

Brother in law:  Ross Shelton of Athens.

Funeral services will be 7 pm Monday in the chapel of Ziegler Funeral Home with the Rev. Van Elkins and Rev. David Grisham officiating. Burial will be at 11 am Tuesday in Cedar Grove Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Wesley Fairbanks, Caleb Carter, Elisha Andrus, Jamie Carter, Steve Carter and Kevin Shelton.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 pm on Monday at the funeral home.

If you are unable to attend the visitation or service, sign the registry at www.zieglerfuneralhome.com

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Charles Edward Rowland

Charles Edward Rowland

Age 79

Of Athens

Passed away Tuesday, December 29, 2015

At Starr Regional Medical Center of Etowah

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Margaret Carmley Malone

Margaret Carmley Malone, Age 81, Of Athens, TN, Passed away Saturday, December 26, 2015, at NHC of Athens.

A native of Monroe County and lifelong resident of Athens she was a daughter of the late Emanuel and Bertha Ann Thomas Carmley, and was preceded in death by her husband Warren Bryant Malone, a brother: Ralph Carmley, sisters in law: Evelyn Carmley and Flora Carmley, and son in law Joe Dean Frerichs II. She had worked for 23 years as a cook at Ingleside School, and was a member of Union Hill Baptist Church.

Survivors include:

A Daughter and Son in law: Denise and Jimmy Tallent of Decatur.

Grandson: Christopher Joe Frerichs and his wife Olivia of Athens.

Grand Daughter: Christina Denise Hill of Athens.

Great Grandchildren: Joseph, Neveah, Emily, Lilly, and London

Brothers and sister in law:

Wilford Carmley of Englewood

Arnold and Johnnie Ruth Carmley of Vonore

Sisters in law:

Loraine McKeehan of Athens

Fannie and R.E. Henderson of Athens

Tiny and Eddie Geren of Athens

Jeannette Malone of Athens

Funeral services will be 7:30 PM Monday in the chapel of Ziegler Funeral Home with the Rev. Larry Johnson officiating. Burial will be 11 am Tuesday in Cedar Grove Cemetery.

Pallbearers Jimmy Tallent, Chris Frerichs, William Carmley, and Dale Freeman.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7:30 PM Monday at the Funeral Home.

If you are unable to attend the visitation or service, sign the guest registry at www.zieglerfuneralhome.com.

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Pauline "Polly" Keasler Pierce

Pauline (Polly) Keasler Pierce, 92 went to be with the Lord Tuesday, December 22, 2015.

Born March 18, 1923 in Maryville, Tennessee, she lived most of her life in the Short Creek Community, Athens, Tennessee. She is preceded in death by her loving husband of 50 years Marvin Pierce, parents Wilburn and Pearl Keasler, a brother Bill Keasler and daughter-in-law Sandra Pierce.

She accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior at the age of 13 at Friendship Baptist Church in Polk County. She was a member of Short Creek Baptist Church, Athens, Tennessee for 70 years and actively served in the church in the Women’s Missions groups, Vacation Bible School, Sunday School and many other areas. She was a graduate of Etowah High School and also completed Business School. She worked as a secretary in several capacities, which included working in Oak Ridge, Tennessee (The Secret City) during the Manhattan Project in World War II. She became a full-time wife and mother with the birth of her first child, and being a mother to her four children was her greatest passion. Her hobbies included sewing for herself and her daughters in the earlier years, crocheting, and creating beautiful quilts. Throughout her life, she enjoyed vegetable gardening and tending to her flowers. In the latter years she became an avid reader of hundreds of books, even into the last weeks of her life.

She is survived by her four children David Pierce, Athens, Deborah (Larry) McFarland, Cleveland, Devonda (Lee) Dockery, Kennesaw, Georgia, Denise (Jon) Sorah, Calhoun. She was a proud Mamaw to six grandchildren Amy (Bart) Seidner, Cumming, Georgia, Abby Pierce, Nashville, Suzanne (Brett) Arceneaux, Gonzales, Louisiana, Paul Sorah, Tucker, Georgia, Grant McFarland, Nashville, Andrew Sorah (Alexa) Ft. Pierce, Florida, and six great grandchildren, Zachary, Carter, Blake and Katie Belle Seidner, Cumming, Georgia, Olivia and Caroline Arceneaux, Gonzales, Louisiana. She is also survived by a brother Chan (Dene) Keasler, Marietta, Georgia, sister Sharon (Wayne) Wilson, Englewood, sister-in-law Hazel Keasler, brother-in-law Ezra Hennessee, Athens and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Sunday, December 27 at Short Creek Baptist Church, 892 County Road 50, Athens, Tennessee. The family will receive friends at the church from 1-3 prior to the service. Burial will be in the church cemetery immediately following the service.

Serving as pallbearers will be Brett Arceneaux, J.C. Correll, Grant McFarland, Jonathan Pierce, Bart Seidner, Andrew Sorah and Paul Sorah.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Short Creek Cemetery Fund c/o Quentin Howard, Treasurer, 629 County Road 51, Athens, Tennessee 37303 or the Sandra Pierce Scholarship Fund, c/o McMinn County High School, 2251 Congress Parkway, Athens, TN 37303.

Ziegler Funeral Home has been entrusted with the care of Pauline (Polly) Keasler Pierce.

 

 

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Henry Junior Daniel

Henry Junior Daniel, Age 76, Of Ten Mile TN, Passed away Monday, December 21, 2015, at Starr Regional Medical Center.

A native and lifelong resident Ten Mile, TN, he was a son of the late Boas Lee and Tilda Jane Womac Daniel, and was preceded in death by a son John Lee Daniel. He was a machinist, retiring after 30 years of service from TVA, Watts Bar Hydro Plant, and was a member of the Machinist Local 1458 in Chattanooga. He was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church.

Survivors include:

His wife of 52 years; Joyce Ann Wilson Daniel of Ten Mile

2 Daughters and son in law:

Jana and Clovis Limburg of Ten Mile

Rita Norwood of Sweetwater, TX

A Son and Daughter in law:

Tim and Annette Daniel of Ten Mile

9 Grandchildren

2 Great grandsons

A special friend whom was like a brother, Clyde Trew of Ten Mile

And many other family members and friends.

A Grave Side service will be 10 AM Wednesday in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, with the Rev. Rick Duncan officiating.

Visitation will be 5 to 8 PM Tuesday at Ziegler Funeral Home.

If you are unable to attend the visitation or service, sign the guest registry at www.zieglerfuneralhome.com.

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Ben Maynard Rogers

Ben Maynard Rogers

Age 81

Of Athens

Passed away Tuesday morning, December 15, 2015

At his residence.

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Doris Ann Jamerson Partain

Doris Ann Jamerson Partain, Age 72, of Athens passed away Saturday, December 12, 2015, at her home surrounded by her family.

A native and lifelong resident of McMinn County, she was a daughter of the late Charles B. and Eva Virginia Yates Jamerson, and

was preceded in death by her sister: Betty Jean Jamerson; brothers: Billy R. Jamerson, Larry Jamerson, and Wayne Jamerson.

She had retired from Johns Manville after 28 years of service and was a member of Union Hill Baptist Church.

 

Survivors include her husband of 53 years, Lewis Ross Partain of Athens

One son and daughter-in-law: Kenny and Tracey Partain of Etowah

A daughter and one son-in-law: Sheri and Mark Riggs of Athens

Grandchildren: Garrett Partain, Sydney Partain, and Gavin Riggs

A sister and brother in law: Janice and Kenny Rymer of Etowah

Two brothers: Jerry Jamerson and David Jamerson both of Etowah

2 brother in laws:

Robert Partain of Etowah

Austin Teague of Athens

Several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be 7 pm Monday in the chapel of Ziegler Funeral Home with the Pastor Ritchie Tallent officiating. Burial will be 1 pm Tuesday in McMinn Memory Gardens.

Pallbearers will be Mark Riggs, Garrett Partain, Scott Jamerson, Hoyt Jamerson, Keith Kerley, and Kelund Martin

The family will receive friends 5-7 pm Monday at the funeral home.

In lieu of Flowers the family has requested donations be made in Doris’s name to the American Cancer Society, C/O Faye Forgety, 120 County Road 447, Athens TN 37303.

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Linda Gail O'Daniel Dennis

Linda Gail O’Daniel Dennis

Age 66

Of Athens

Passed away Thursday, December 10, 2015

At St. Thomas West Hospital in Nashville

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Ardythe Lea Zander Epperson

Ardythe Lea Zander Epperson

Age 57

Of Athens

Passed away Thursday, December 10, 2015

At her residence.

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Patsy Farris Cowart

Patsy Farris Cowart

Age 74

Of the Brush Creek Community near Athens

Passed away Monday, December 7, 2015

At her residence.

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Jesse Daniel "Danny" Withrow

Jesse Daniel “Danny” Withrow

Age 69

Of Riceville

Passed away Sunday, December 6, 2015

At Willow Acres Group Home in Riceville.

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Carrie Annette Stephenson Millsaps

 

Carrie Annette Stephenson Millsaps, a longtime resident of Athens, TN. died Sunday, December 6, 2015 at her home.

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Sylvia Patricia "Pat" Casteel Booth

Sylvia Patricia “Pat” Casteel Booth, Age 72, Of Athens, TN, Passed away Saturday morning November 28, 2015 at her home and is now singing in the presence of the Lord.

A native and lifelong resident of McMinn County, she was a daughter of the late William Luther “Luke” and Anna Mae Womac Casteel and was preceded in death by sisters: Agnes Moore and Johnnie Barton; Brothers: Ed Casteel and Bill Casteel, Brother in laws: Wayne Moore and Paul Burnette. She worked as a beautician for many years and also worked as a Realtor. She was a member of Antioch Baptist Church.

Survivors include:

Her loving husband of 41 years: David F. Booth of Athens

2 Daughters and sons in law:

Tonya and Billy Moore of Niota

Tiffany and Richard Cardin of Athens

God Daughter, Nicole Andrano of Athens

Sisters and spouses:

Pauline Burnett of Kingston, TN

Teresa and Don Bradford of Athens

Sisters in Law: Ada Casteel of Athens, and Barbara Casteel of Chickamauga, GA

Brother and spouse:

Steve and Betty Casteel of Athens

Brother in law: Frank Barton of Athens

Brother and sisters in law:

Jerry and Wanda Booth of Alabama

Sandra Blackburn of Alabama

Grandchildren: Clay and Amber Moore of Athens, Joshua and Whitney Moore of Honolulu, HI, and Skylar Moore of Niota.

Great-grandchildren: Kyla, Kaitlyn, John Ryan and Nick Moore.

Many nieces and nephews and many friends and family.

The family would like to thank Caris Hospice, and to thank special caregivers Kim Moses, Cyndi Crabtree, Katie Moore, and Karen Aikman.

Funeral services will be 7 pm Wednesday in the chapel of Ziegler Funeral Home with Pastor Larry Arwood officiating.  Burial will be 11 AM Thursday in McMinn Memory Gardens.

Pallbearers will be Steve Casteel, Don Bradford, Richard Cardin, Clay Moore, Joshua Moore, Skylar Moore, and Billy Moore

The family will receive friends 4 to 7 pm Wednesday at the funeral home.

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Annie K. Anderson Patton

Annie K. Anderson Patton

Age 91

Of Athens

Passed away Sunday morning, November 22, 2015

At her residence.

 

She was born April 5, 1924 to John and Emma Kyker Anderson in the Union Grove Community near Niota, Tennessee. “Kay” as she was known to family and friends, was a long time member of First Baptist Church of Athens where she sang in both the Adult and the Senior Adult Choirs. She also served at one time as a G.A. leader and was an active participant in the Women on Mission Group.

 

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Patton was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Roy Everett Patton, son-in-law, David McCormack, five brothers and four sisters.

 

Survivors include two daughters,

Emily McCormack of Athens

Beverly Patton and her husband, David Lones of Buckingham, VA.

Five grandchildren, nine great grandchildren

One brother,

Roy Anderson of Athens

Numerous nieces and nephews.

 

The family will receive friends from 10 am-12 pm prior to the funeral services at 12:00 pm on Tuesday at First Baptist Church of Athens with the pastor, Dr. Jason Clark officiating.

 

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Mrs. Patton’s memory to the Building Fund at First Baptist Church.

 

If you are unable to attend the visitation or service, sign the guest registry at www.zieglerfuneralhome.com.

 

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Virginia Loyd Smith Brown O'Daniel

Virginia Loyd Smith Brown O’Daniel

Age 78

Of Athens and formerly of Bridgeport, AL.

Passed away Sunday, November 22, 2015

At Starr Regional Medical Center of Athens.

 

A native of Bridgeport, AL. and resident of McMinn County since 1972, she was a daughter of the late Leonard Jack and Alma Lea Loyd Smith and was preceded in death by a sister, Peggy Walden; brother, Jacky Smith; late husband, Robert D. Brown; grandson, Eric Creekmore. She retired from Thomas & Betts after 27 years of service and was a member of Allen Memorial United Methodist Church.

 

Survivors include her husband of 9 years,

Jimmy O’Daniel of Athens

One daughter and son-in-law,

Vickie Brown Creekmore and her husband, Louie of Jasper

Two sons and daughters-in-law,

Robert “Bob” Brown and his wife, Susan of Riceville

Larry “L.B.” Brown and his wife, Mary Ann of Athens

Four grandchildren: Adam Creekmore, Alex Creekmore, April Brown Wilson, and Stephanie Brown Webb

Two great grandchildren: Elizabeth Boyles and Ben Wilson.

Two step children,

Charlotte Jackson and her husband, Mark of Niota

Harold O’Daniel of Orange Park, FL.

Two step grandchildren: Heather Lain and Jared Lain

Adopted grandchildren: The Murphy children

Five sisters and three brothers-in-law,

Lucille McDonald of Smyrna, GA.

Mary Durhammer of Kalamazoo, MI.

Linda Smith and her husband, Jack of Flat Rock, AL.

Connie Rounsavall and her husband, Don of Scottsboro, AL.

Nancy Strawn and her husband, James of Scottsboro, AL.

One brother,

Bruce Smith of Bridgeport, AL.

 

Funeral services will be 7 pm Tuesday at Allen Memorial United Methodist Church with the Rev. Charla Sherbakoff officiating. Burial will be 10 am Wednesday central time in Stevenson City Cemetery.

 

Pallbearers will be Alex Creekmore, Adam Creekmore, Don Wilson, Ben Wilson, Louie Creekmore, and Mark Jackson.

 

The family will receive friends 5-7 pm Tuesday at Allen Memorial United Methodist Church.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the Structural Fund at Allen Memorial United Methodist Church.

If you are unable to attend the visitation or service, sign the guest registry at www.zieglerfuneralhome.com.

 

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Charles Douglas Ratledge

 

Charles Douglas Ratledge

Age 64

Of Knoxville and formerly of Athens

Passed away Tuesday, November 17, 2015 in Knoxville

 

He was born in Athens on February 16, 1951. He was preceded in death by his father, Acton Edward Ratledge in June 1951 and his mother Glenna Patricia Cate-Miller in March 1994. He was also preceded in death by his stepfather, Fred Miller in February 1996 and two brothers, Acton Edward Ratledge in March 1950 and Thomas M. Miller in August 2009. He got his GED and went to college at Cleveland State Community College and received his Associates Degree in Architecture/Drafting. He was an architect for a period, an accomplished artist and served in the Vietnam War.

 

Survivors include a daughter that he loved dearly, Kristina and her fiancé, Scott, one grandson and one granddaughter that he loved dearly, Morgan Kelley and Heaven Keller all of Florida

Also survived by two brothers, Jerry Miller of Etowah and Gary Miller of Athens

Three sisters, Judith Watts of Kansas, Beverly Burris and Elizabeth Miller both of Athens

Four nephews, Scott, Gerald, Lucas, and Dylan

Five nieces, Rebecca, Jennifer, Shawna, Jodi, and Brandi

Several great nieces and great nephews

 

His body has been cremated and will be laid to rest by his parents in Athens as well as permanent retirement in Florida with his daughter. A memorial service will be announced at a later date.

 

Peaceful journeys dad—you are free. xoxoxo

 

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Clifford Gene Drumright

Clifford (Cliff) Gene Drumright, age 66, of Riceville, died Saturday, November 14, 2015.

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Jimmy Dewayne Kugler

Jimmy DeWayne Kugler, age 56, of Athens, passed away on Friday November 13th after a yearlong battle with cancer. He was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in November of 2014 and after stopping his chemotherapy treatment in early 2015 he savored his remaining days. He fished, golfed, and traveled over the last months and was surrounded by his family during his last days knowing he was loved and sharing his faith in Jesus Christ our Savior.

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Johnnie "John " Blan Van Meter

Johnnie “John” Blan Van Meter

Age 72

Of Niota

Passed away Saturday, November 7, 2015

At Parkwest Medical Center in Knoxville

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Carol Evelyn Helms Brown

Carol Evelyn Helms Brown, age 70, of Riceville, died Saturday, November 07, 2015, at her home.

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Kathy Ann Wallace Givens

Kathy Ann Wallace Givens

Age 59

Of Sweetwater

Passed away Friday, November 6, 2015

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Troy Lankford Jr.

Troy “Bucky” Lankford Jr.

Age 51

Of Athens

Passed away Thursday, November 5, 2015

At Starr Regional Medical Center in Athens

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Charles Edd Ricker

Charles Edd Ricker

Age 65

Of Athens

Passed away peacefully in his sleep at his home on Wednesday, November 4, 2015

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Julia E. Norwood Elkins

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

Stephen LaBron Chrisman

Age 55

Of Calhoun

Passed away Monday, October 12, 2015

At Starr Regional Medical Center in Athens

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Sherry Jacqueline Keith Gilreath

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.

 

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

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Wanda Sue Martin Layman

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

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Lena May Casteel

Lena May Casteel

Age 74

Of Athens

Passed away Thursday, October 8, 2015

At Bradley Healthcare & Rehab in Cleveland

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David Linton "Toby" Moses

David Linton “Toby” Moses

Age 33

Of the Rogers Creek Community near Athens

Departed this life on Tuesday, October 6, 2015

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Mildred "Bob" Mary Catherine Thurman McKinney

Mildred “Bob” Mary Catherine Thurman McKinney

Age 88

Of the Short Creek Community near Athens

Passed away Monday night, October 5, 2015

At Life Care Center of Athens

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William "Bill" Clyde Recht

William “Bill” Clyde Recht

Age 72

Of Athens

Passed away Sunday, October 4, 2015

At Starr Regional Medical Center of Athens

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Velma Lee Shell Cagle

Velma Lee Shell Cagle

Age 93

Of Athens

Passed away Wednesday, September 30, 2015

At her home.

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Billy Wayne Baxter Jr.

Billy Wayne Baxter Jr.

Age 53

Of Athens

Passed away Sunday, September 27, 2015

At Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville

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James Eugene Hyde

James Eugene “Gene” Hyde

Age 77

Of Delano and formerly of Athens

Passed away Thursday, September 24, 2015

At Standifer Place of Chattanooga.

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Lana Cliffette Duckett Boyd

Lana Cliffette Duckett Boyd

Age 60

Of Athens

Passed away Tuesday, September 22, 2015

At Sweetwater Hospital.

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Wayne Edward Rue

Wayne Edward Rue

Age 71,

Of Riceville, TN

Passed away September 18, 2015

At Parkwest Hospital.

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John Randall "Randy" Denham

John Randall “Randy” Denham

Age 51

Of Athens

Passed away Thursday, September 17, 2015

At his residence.

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Wanda Joan Sappington Dulaney

Wanda Joan Sappington Dulaney

Age 79

Of Athens

Passed away Wednesday, September 16, 2015

At Physicians Regional-Formerly St. Mary’s Hospital in Knoxville

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Catherine "Cathy" Ann Wilson Rogers

Catherine “Cathy” Ann Wilson Rogers

Age 56

Of Athens

Passed away Wednesday, September 16, 2015

At Kindred Hospital in Chattanooga

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Carrie Underwood

Carrie Michele Underwood, age 39, of Athens, went home to be with her Lord, Friday night, September 11, 2015, at Sweetwater Hospital.

A native and lifelong resident of Athens, she was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, J.C. Goforth, her paternal grandmother, Betty Underwood and her special cousin, Josh Hope. She was formerly associated with Sweetwater Nursing Home as a CNA and was a member of Clear Springs Baptist Church.

Survivors include:

Her daughter, Kaitlyn Freeman of Athens

Her son, Kenneth Logan Freeman of Athens

Her mother and step- father, Judy and Terry Cantrell of Englewood

Her father and step-mother, Alan and Denise Underwood, of Bushnell, FL

Two sisters and brothers-in-law:

Cheryl and James Proveaux of Decatur

Kim and Brad Maddox of Athens

Maternal grandmother, Ozella Goforth of Athens

If you Paternal grandfather, Elmer Underwood of Bushnell, FL

A half- sister, Shay Teague of Decatur

A step-brother, Nathan Six of Austin, TX

Several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Memorial services will be conducted at 8:00 pm Tuesday at Clear Springs Baptist Church with Rev. Jimmy Jackson officiating. The family will receive friends from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm Tuesday at Clear Springs Baptist Church, prior to the service.

A trust fund has been established for Carrie's children.

C/O Kenny Freeman 190 County Road 87 Athens, TN 37303

 

Ziegler Funeral Home has been entrusted with the care of Carrie Michelle Underwood.

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Catherine Pauline Bryan McDaniel

Catherine Pauline Bryan McDaniel

Age 83

Of Athens

Passed away Thursday, September 10, 2015

At Starr Regional Medical Center in Athens

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Tina Ann Starry Shelton

Tina Ann Starry Shelton

Age 50

Of Riceville

Passed away Wednesday, September 9, 2015

At her residence.

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Evelyn "Evie" Johnson Bettenhausen

Evelyn “Evie” Johnson Bettenhausen

Age 83

Of Athens

Passed away Monday, September 7, 2015

In Walworth, WI.

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Bennie "Joe" Warren Jones Jr.

nie “Joe” Warren Jones Jr.

Age 53

Of Athens

Passed away Friday, September 4, 2015

At Parkwest Medical Center in Knoxville

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Ross Lee Jamerson

Ross Lee Jamerson

Age 80

Of Athens

Passed away Sunday, August 30, 2015

At his residence.

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Margaret Ellen Harris Bohannon

 

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

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

Stepchildren:

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.

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Terry Lee Ware

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:

www.zieglerfuneralhome.com

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

 

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Faye Gregory Kile

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

Thelma Sue Farmer Elder

Age 85

Of Athens

Passed away Wednesday morning, August 19, 2015

At her residence.

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Brenda Joyce Hester

Brenda Joyce Hester

Age 70

Of Athens

Went home to be with her Lord on Wednesday, August 19, 2015

At her daughter’s home in Cleveland.

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Brantli Craig Lee Tarbush

antli Craig Lee Tarbush, infant son of Tabatha Tarbush of Athens passed away Saturday, August 15, 2015 at U.T. Medical Center in Knoxville.

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Fannie Fairbanks

Fannie Fairbanks

Age 97

Of Athens

Passed away Thursday, August 13, 2015

At Brookewood Nursing Center in Decatur

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Wanda Lee Newman Lankford

Wanda Lee Newman Lankford

Age 68

Of Englewood

Passed away Monday, August 10, 2015

At Starr Regional Medical Center

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Alma Rose Kyle

Alma Rose Kyle

Age 77

Of Athens

Passed away Friday, August 7, 2015

At Hospice of Chattanooga

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Rebecca Danielle Harris Mazza

Rebecca Danielle Harris Mazza

Age 29

Of Athens

Passed away Friday, August 7, 2015

At Erlanger Medical Center.

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Betty Jane Morgan

Betty Jane Morgan

Age 59

Of Athens

Passed away Thursday, August 6, 2015

At Starr Regional Medical Center.

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Delbert Cate

Delbert Cate

Age 77

Of Riceville

Passed away Thursday, August 6, 2015

At his residence.

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Betty Jo Brown Arnold

Betty Jo Brown Arnold

Age 78

Of Athens

Went to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, August 2, 2015

At her residence.

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Dean Howard

 

Dean Howard

Age 77

Of Decatur

Passed away Friday, July 31, 2015

In Chattanooga, TN.

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Lena Bell Coleman Wilson

Lena Bell Coleman Wilson, age 82, of Athens TN, passed away Sunday morning, July 26, 2015, at her residence.

A native of Tellico and lifelong resident of McMinn County, she was a daughter of the late Lush Ezell and Meadie Marie Lynn Coleman and was preceded in death by her husband Forrest Jackson Wilson, siblings; Esther Harris, Gladys Edmondson, Elsie Phillips, Cecil Coleman and Bessie Hammonds.  She was a member of Deity Baptist Church.

Survivors include:

2 Daughters and Son in Law:

Myra and Wayne Owsley of Niota TN

Pamela Wilson of Athens TN

Two Sons:

Jack Wilson of Florida

Roger Wilson of Athens TN

Sister in law: Josephine Farner of Athens TN

Several Grandchildren, Great-Grandchildren, Nieces and Nephews.

Funeral services will be 7 PM Monday in the chapel of Ziegler Funeral Home with the Reverand Bob Roberts officiating.

Burial will be 11 AM Tuesday in South Liberty Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be: Jason Ferris, Aaron Million, Robert Wilson, Lester Edmondson, Ken Hammonds, Richard Harris and Josh Owsley

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 PM Monday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers the family has requested donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Association of Chattanooga, 7625 Hamilton Park Drive, Chattanooga TN 37421.

Ziegler Funeral Home has been entrusted with the care of Lena Bell Coleman Wilson.

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Margie "Cousin Margie" Walton Ballard

Margie “Cousin Margie” Walton Ballard

Age 88

Of Athens

Passed away Monday morning, July 20, 2015

At her home.

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Elizabeth Ann Lunsford Slack Davis

Elizabeth Ann Lunsford Slack Davis

Age 70

Of Athens

Passed away Friday, July 17, 2015

At Hutcheson Medical Center in Ft. Oglethorpe, GA.

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Vickie Lynn George Cates

Vickie Lynn George Cates

Age 45

Of Athens

Passed away Thursday morning, July 16, 2015

At her residence.

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Wendell Clyde Montgomery

Wendell Clyde Montgomery

Age 72

Of Niota

Passed away Sunday, July 12, 2015

At his residence.

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Pauline Morgan Boggess

Pauline Morgan Boggess, Age 59, Of Decatur, passed away July 10, 2015, at Parkwest Medical Center in Knoxville.

A native and lifelong resident of Meigs County, she was a daughter of the late James Morgan and had attended Stevensville Baptist Church in Etowah.

Survivors include:

Her Husband: Al Delano of Decatur, TN

Daughters and sons in law:

Emma and Stan Webb of Athens, TN

Bobbie Ann Boggess and Kelly Walton of Decatur TN

A Son: James and Kristy Boggess of Niota, TN

Her Mother: Emma Lou Robinson Morgan of Decatur

Brothers and Sisters in laws:

James and Joann Morgan of Decatur TN

Jimmy and Becky Morgan of Decatur TN

Brother and Sister in Laws:

Robert and Martha Delano of Dallas TX

Keith and Kara Delano of McCook, NE

Mike Delano of Colorado Springs, CO

Linda Delano and Carolyn Delano of Phoenix, AZ

Grandchildren:

Nicholas Boggess, Kaylee Boggess, Carlos Ramirez, Sarah Lavadie Webb, Bentley Walton, and

was expecting a grandson in December.

Aunts: Sue Pack of Loudon TN, and Alice Ballard of Morristown, TN

Uncle: Gordon and Juanita Morgan of Gary Indiana

Several Nieces, Nephews, and Cousins.

Funeral services will be 1 PM Wednesday in the chapel of Ziegler Funeral Home with the Rev. James Morgan officiating. Burial will follow in McMinn Memory Gardens.

Pallbearers: Jim Bledsoe, Carson Morgan, Michael Webb, Nicholas Boggess, William Morgan and Jerry Morgan.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 PM Tuesday at the funeral home.

Ziegler Funeral Home has been entrusted with the care of Pauline Morgan Boggess.

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John R. "Butch" Wilson Jr.

John R. “Butch” Wilson Jr.

Age 60

Of Decatur

Passed away Saturday, July 11, 2015

At his residence.

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Addie Mae Herron Darnel

Addie Mae Herron Darnel

Age 96

Of Cleveland

Passed away Tuesday morning, July 7, 2015

At Life Care Center of Collegedale

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Kenneth Donald Deal

Kenneth D. Deal

Age 67

Of Athens

Was called home in a peaceful manner on Tuesday evening, July 7, 2015

At his home.

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James Glen Evans Sr

James Glen Evans Sr.

Age 74

Of Athens

Passed away July 5, 2015

At his residence.

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James Junior Webb

James Junior Webb

Age 87

Of Madisonville

Passed away Saturday, July 4, 2015

At Sweetwater Hospital in Sweetwater

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Lucille Newman White Wilson

Lucille Newman White Wilson

Age 86

Of Riceville

Passed away Wednesday morning, July 1, 2015

At Starr Regional Medical Center of Athens

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Carol Lynn Mannie Blackwelder

Carol Lynn Mannie Blackwelder

Age 54

Of Athens

Passed away Tuesday, June 30, 2015

At her home.

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George Tate Sitzlar

George Tate Sitzlar

Age 80

Of Athens

Went to be with Jesus on Tuesday morning, June 30, 2015

At Starr Regional Medical Center of Athens

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J.B. Cate

J.B. Cate, Age 91, of Athens, TN, Passed away Friday evening, June 26, 2015, at his home.

He was born in Athens on July 2, 1923 and was a lifelong resident. He was a son of the late Arnold and Sally Green Cate, and was preceded in death by his wife Joyce Violet Rodgers Cate; Brothers: Johnny Cate, Howard Cate and Harold Cate; a sister: Avis Cate. J.B was a long time McMinn County Dairy Farmer, served in the U.S. Army during World War II, and attended Rocky Mount Baptist Church.

Survivors include:

Two daughters and one son-in-law

Rose Wyrick of Athens

Clara and Warren Blankenship, Jr. of Athens

Three sons and two daughter in laws:

Bob and Paula Cate of Athens

John and Debbie Cate of Athens

Rick Cate of Athens.

Four Grandchildren:

Holly and Alan Hitt of Athens

Emily Blankenship of Athens

Cindy Bowers of Athens

Bobby, Jr. and Amy Cate of Athens

Step-grandchildren:

Donnie Martin of Athens

Denean and Justin Seaborn of Riceville

Delisa Wilcox of Riceville

Daralea and Gary Fairbanks of Athens

A Brother: Kenneth Cate of Athens

Several great-grandchildren along with several nieces and nephews

Funeral services will be 7 PM Monday in the chapel of Ziegler Funeral Home with the Rev. Jimmy Lewis officiating. Burial will be 11 AM Tuesday in McMinn Memory Gardens.

Pall bearers will be: Warren Blankenship, Jr., Alan Hitt

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 PM Monday at the funeral home.

Ziegler Funeral Home has been entrusted with the care of J. B. Cate.

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Karen Marie Jones Ledford

Karen Marie Jones Ledford, age 58, of Athens, went to be with her Lord on Saturday, June 27, 2015, at her home. A native and lifelong resident of Athens, she was a daughter of the late Clarence Jessie and Joyce Marie Hicks Jones. She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Debbie Louise Jones and Sandra Kay Ledford and one brother, Ronnie Hawkins. Karen was employed with Athens Products for several years and was a member Hilltop Baptist Church in Riceville.

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Billy Wayne Kugler

Billy Wayne Kugler, age 76, of Athens,

Passed away on Saturday June 27th after a brief hospital stay in Hilton Head, SC. He was recently diagnosed with lung cancer and the chemotherapy treatment was more than his system could tolerate, he spent his last days surrounded by his family.

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Shelby Jean Lambert Dodd

Shelby Jean Lambert Dodd

Age 78

Of Athens

Passed away Thursday, June 25, 2015

At U.T. Medical Center in Knoxville

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Thomas Robert Forshee

Thomas Robert Forshee

Age 77

Of Athens

Passed away Monday, June 22, 2015

At Starr Regional Medical Center of Athens

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Nancy Darlene Watson Sneed

Nancy Darlene Watson Sneed

Age 58

Of Athens

Went to be with her Lord on Monday morning, June 15, 2015

At her home after a courageous battle with ovarian cancer.

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Sallie B. Moore

Sallie B. Moore

Age 93

Of Niota

Went home to be with the Lord and loved ones on Monday night, June 15, 2015

At her home.

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Donald G. Knox

Donald G. Knox

Age 77

Of Etowah

Passed away Monday night, June 15, 2015

At Starr Regional Medical Center of Athens

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Ted Lee Collins

Ted Lee Collins

Age 68

Of Athens, TN

Passed away Saturday evening June 13, 2015

At his home.

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Albert "Doby" Hyde Jr.

Albert “Doby” Hyde Jr.

Age 79

Of Athens

Passed away Thursday morning, June 11, 2015

At his home.

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Louise Holt Oden

Louise Holt Oden

Age 80

Of Athens

Passed away Monday night, June 8, 2015

At SkyRidge Medical Center in Cleveland

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Carolyn EmaJane Lance Jackson

Carolyn EmaJane Lance Jackson

Age 60

Of Athens

Passed away June 6, 2015

At Starr Regional Medical Center of Athens

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Mary Ruth White Burke

Mary Ruth White Burke age 82 of Athens died Saturday June 06th, 2015 at Starr Regional of Athens.

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Deloris Wattenbarger Shirk

Deloris (Lois) Janet Wattenbarger Shirk

Age 62, of Madisonville, passed away at her residence on Saturday, June 06, 2015.

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Dennis Boyd Sergent

Dennis Boyd Sergent

Age 65

Of Englewood

Passed away Wednesday morning, June 3, 2015

At his residence.

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Marie Womac

Marie Womac

Age 89

Of Riceville

Passed away Sunday, May 24, 2015

At Starr Regional Medical Center of Athens

 

A native and lifelong resident of McMinn County, she was a daughter of the late Hannan and Minnie Benson Womac and was preceded in death by her former husband, Ernest Wade; two sons, Jerry Wade and Jimmy Wade. She was a former employee of Van Raalte Hosiery Mill and Mouse Creek Nursery and was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church.

 

Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law,

Carolyn and Ronald Mayeux of Athens

Four grandchildren,

Chad Mayeux and his wife, Kenna of Riceville

Christy Hughes and her husband, Reid of Spring Hill

Mark Wade and his wife, Tara of Etowah

Stacey Wade and his wife, Laura of Athens

Seven great grandchildren: Madison Hughes, Lauren Hughes, Kelsey Wade, Christian Wade, Camden Wade, Caleb Wade and Carson Wade

A loving sister,

Leona Henry of Athens

 

Funeral services will be 7 pm Wednesday in the chapel of Ziegler Funeral Home with Rev. Mark Wade, Rev. Reid Hughes, and Rev. Ray Luck officiating. Burial will be 11 am Thursday in Upper Spring Creek Cemetery.

 

Pallbearers will be D.L. Brown, Jerry Brown, Chad Mayeux, Stacey Wade, Don Henry, and Claude Womac.

 

The family will receive friends from 5-7 pm Wednesday at Ziegler Funeral Home in Athens.

 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to The Gideon International, P.O. Box 4, Athens, TN. 37371-0004.

 

If you are unable to attend the visitation or service, sign the guest registry at www.zieglerfuneralhome.com.

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Bettye Jo Green Duggan

Bettye Jo Green Duggan

Age 74

Of Athens

Passed away Thursday morning, May 21, 2015

At Starr Regional Medical Center in Athens

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Zona Jeanne Carver Gregory

Zona Jeanne Carver Gregory

Age 79

Of Tellico Plains

Passed away Thursday morning, May 21, 2015

At U.T. Medical Center in Knoxville

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Susie Shepherd Malone

Susie Shepherd Malone, age 58, Of Athens, TN, Went home to be with the lord, surrounded by her loving

Family, on May 16, 2015.

A native and lifelong resident of McMinn County, Susie was a daughter of the late Kelly G. and Betty Rodgers Shepherd. She was an Assistant Vice President of Citizens National Bank with 37 years of service and had led the CNB Relay Team for many years in support of the American Cancer Society.

She was a member of Rocky Mount Baptist Church.

Survivors include:

Daughter: Kelly Bethany Crabtree of Athens, TN

Son and daughter in law: Jamie Lynn and Amy Crabtree of Englewood

Her precious Grandson: Noah Jamieson Crabtree

Sister: Patsy Arnett of Athens, TN

Brothers:

Herbert Shepherd of Athens, TN

Kelly R. “Kid” Shepherd of Athens TN

Jim Shepherd of Athens, TN

Several Nieces and Nephews

Life-long friend: Jane Kilpatrick and Special Friend: Debbie Malone

Funeral services will be 11 AM Tuesday in the chapel of Ziegler Funeral Home with Pastor Neal Pillion officiating.

Burial will be in McMinn Memory Gardens.

Pallbearers will be: Tony Shepherd Burns, Patrick Shepherd, Greg Shepherd, Darren Shepherd,

Phillip Shepherd, and Kevin Moses.

The family will receive friends Monday from 6 to 8 PM at Ziegler Funeral Home in Athens.

Contributions can be made in Susie’s memory to the American Cancer Society;

C/O Faye Forgety, 120 CR 447,Athens, TN 37303.

If you are unable to attend the visitation or service, sign the guest registry at www.zieglerfuneralhome.com.

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Tommy Joe Parkinson

Tommy Joe Parkinson

Age 56

Of Riceville TN

Passed away May 15, 2015, At Erlanger Hospital.

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Luther "Pete" Skinner

Luther “Pete” Skinner

Age 82

Of Athens

Passed away Thursday morning, May 7, 2015

At the home of his daughter.

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Johnny Jerome Coleman

Johnny Jerome Coleman

Age 75

Of Athens

Passed away Wednesday morning, May 6, 2015

At his home.

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Brenda Francis Burger King

Brenda Francis Burger King

Age 70

Of Riceville

Passed away Tuesday night, May 5, 2015

At Life Care Center of Athens

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Bobby Ray Casteel

Bobby Ray Casteel

Age 71

Of Athens

Passed away Tuesday, May 5, 2015

At his home.

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Ruth Jeanette Haney McNelley

Ruth Jeanette Haney McNelley

Age 83

Of Athens

Passed away Wednesday morning, April 29, 2015

At Starr Regional Medical Center of Athens

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Tobe Collins

Tobe Collins

Age 76

Of Niota

Passed away Sunday, April 26, 2015

At Parkwest Medical Center in Knoxville

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Ruth Anna Dwyer Brisco

Ruth Anna Dwyer Brisco

Age 84

Of Athens

Passed away Sunday night, April 26, 2015

At her home.

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Harold Ray Decker

Harold Ray Decker

Age 79

Of Riceville

Went home to be with the Lord Jesus Christ on Sunday, April 26, 2015

At his home.

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Helen Loretta McConkey Phillips

Helen Loretta McConkey Phillips

Age 71

Of Riceville

Passed away Monday morning, April 20, 2015

At her home.

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Leonard Lavon Plemons

Leonard Lavon Plemons, Age 85, Of Athens TN, Passed away Saturday Morning, April 18, 2015 At NHC Health Care.

A native of Maryville TN and lifelong resident of McMinn County, he was a son of the late Gus and Ethel Hicks Plemons, and was preceded in death by his wife Betty Dolan Plemons, and first wife Eleanor Millsaps Plemons, daughter Patty Mason, and was the last survivor of 18 siblings. He served in the United States Army Air Corps during World War II, and was a Member of Clay Hill Baptist Church.

Survivors include:

2 Daughters and a Son

Brenda Brown of Athens TN

Deborah and spouse Jimmy Gunn of Athens, TN

Larry and spouse Pamela Plemons of Duluth Ga

Step children:

Teresa Witt, Jeff and David Dolan all of Athens

Grandchildren:

Kevin and Keith Brown; Jeffrey, Brian, and Matthew Plemons; Gregory Mason, Robin Crisp, and Ashlie Pryor; Justin and Jared McCosh, and Savannah Baker.

Many great grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will 7 PM Monday, April 20, 2015, in the chapel of Ziegler Funeral Home with Pastor Craig Wilcox officiating. Burial will be 11 am Tuesday, April 21, 2015, in McMinn Memory Gardens with full Military Honors.

Grandchildren will serve as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends Monday from 5 to 7 PM at Ziegler Funeral Home in Athens.

Ziegler Funeral Home has been entrusted with the care of Leonard Lavon Plemons.

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Avery Aaron Collins

Avery Aaron Collins

Age 21

Of Riceville

Passed away Monday, April 13, 2015

At Starr Regional Medical Center of Athens

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Travis Elmo Qualls

Travis Elmo Qualls

Age 80

Of Athens

Passed away Sunday, April 12, 2015

At Brookewood Nursing Center in Decatur

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Dorthia Mae Morgan Clayton

Dorthia Mae Morgan Clayton

Age 81

Of Cleveland

Passed away Wednesday morning, April 8, 2015

At Memorial Hospital in Chattanooga.

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Heather Elaine Eaves

Heather Elaine Eaves, ,age 32, Of Englewood

Passed away Thursday April 3, 2015

At UT Medical Center

A native and lifelong resident of McMinn County, she was a daughter of the late Wayne White and Sarah Carolyn Patterson Eaves. She was a member of the Englewood Christian Church.

Survivors include:

Her Husband Todd Martin of Englewood

Sons: Gage and Hunter Martin of Englewood

Brothers and sisters in law:

Robert William and Dawn Eaves of Englewood

Jeremy and Trina West of Niota

Sister in law: Misty West of Decatur TN

Mother in law: Carolyn McKheean of Englewood

Grandmother: Gladys Martin of Englewood

Aunts and Uncle: Ronald and Karen Patterson; Ronnie and Sue Perry

Several other Uncles and Aunts, Cousins, Nieces and Nephews.

Graveside services will be 2:30 PM Tuesday in Old Salem Baptist Church Cemetery.

Family Members will serve as Pallbearers.

The family will receive friends from Tuesday from Noon to 2 PM at Ziegler Funeral Home in Athens.

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JoAnn Burns Costner

JoAnn Burns Costner

Age76

Of Athens

Passed away Wednesday, April 1, 2015

At her residence.

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Wayne J.C. McDonald

Wayne J. C. McDonald

Age 63

Of Athens

Passed away Wednesday, April 4, 2015

At his residence.

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Michelle Lynn Guffey

Michelle Lynn Guffey, age 29, Of Athens, passed away Wednesday morning, March 25 2015.

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Lisa Ann Griggs Barton

Lisa Ann Griggs Barton, age 56, Of Athens passed away Tuesday morning, March 24, 2015, At her home. A native of Huntsville, AL, she was a lifelong resident of McMinn County, and was a daughter of the late Charles Marcus Griggs. She had worked for many years at CPQ Color Labs in Cleveland TN and was of the Baptist faith.

She is survived by her husband: Keith Barton of Athens TN

Son and daughter in law: Marc and Jessica Barton of Athens

Her Mother: Ida Lou Wilson Griggs of Athens TN.

Sister and brother in law:  Karen and Terry Maughon of Johnson City TN.

Father in law: Frank Barton of Athens, TN

Brother and sister in law: Rex and Kay Barton of Athens, TN

Several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Special Friends: Norma Henry, Anita Case, Lacey Puckett, Annie Hutsell, and Karen Allen.

The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 pm Thursday, March 26, 2015 at Ziegler Funeral Home.

Terry Maughon will provide the eulogy.

Special thanks to the Hospice of Chattanooga staff for their care of Lisa.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the American Cancer Society

Care of: Faye Forgety, 120 CR 447, Athens, TN 37303.

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Paul T. Matthews

Paul T. Matthews

Paul Thomas Matthews, 85, Of Riceville, died peacefully Monday morning, March 23, 2015,

Surrounded by his family.

He was born August 24, 1929. He was the son of the late W.T. and Bonnie Wade Matthews. He was preceded in death by his brothers: David William Matthews, Howard Allen Matthews, and Sister in law; Betty Matthews.

He was a dedicated member of the Spring Creek Church of Christ where he served as an elder.

He served 30 years with the McMinn County Board of Education as a bus driver. His relationships with the students have lasted a lifetime. He also worked more than 20 years with the State of Tennessee in The Department of Weights and Measures; He also served on Farm Bureau and ASCS Boards, along With several others. He was the happiest working on the family farm with his brothers, son, and three grandsons, enjoying the visits of the cast of characters that stopped by the shop or sawmill to tell tales and share laughter of the memories of the good ole days. All will have more than a lifetime of memories to cherish.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years: Mary Ruth Varnell Matthews

Son and daughter in law: Bill and Jan Matthews

Daughter and son in law: Susan and Jim Buttram

Four Grandchildren: Will Matthews, Brooke Matthews, Matthew Buttram, Nicholas Buttram

Sister in law: Ruby Matthews, and Several Nieces and Nephews

Funeral services will be 11 AM Thursday March 26, 2015 at the Spring Creek Church of Christ with Minister Larry Jelly officiating. Interment will follow the service in the Upper Spring Creek Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Larry Lane, Larry Arnett, John Forgety, Jeff Cunningham, Chuck Pickens, Rocky Kennedy, Claude Womac, Tracy Brown, and Eddie Malone.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Jerry Deal, Jim Brown, Lloyd Matthews, Doris Brown, George Brown, Jr., and his former co-workers in the weights and measurement department.

Honorary Guests will be the Spring Creek Church of Christ congregation.

Congregation singing will be led by Doug Matthews.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 pm Wednesday, March 25, 2015, at Ziegler Funeral Home in Athens.

In lieu of flowers the family has requested donations be made to the Upper Spring Creek Cemetery Trust Fund. C/O Marshall McKinney, 174 CR 115, Athens TN 37303

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Geneva Sue Knox Axley

Geneva Sue Knox Axley

Age 84

Of Athens

Went home peacefully to be with the Lord on Saturday, March 14, 2015

At NHC Healthcare Center of Athens

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Jennie Louise Sherrill Ruth

Jennie Louise Sherrill Ruth

Age 84

Of Cleveland

Passed away Monday evening, March 9, 2015

At Bradley Healthcare and Rehab in Cleveland

 

She was born in Evensville, TN and lived in Cleveland for the last 40 years, she was a daughter of the late Cleo and Jennie Vaughn Sherrill and was preceded in death by her husband, Leroy Ruth; two infant sons, Tony Roper and Gary Roper; one son, Terry Roper; one daughter, Susie Fortune. She raised and sold cocker spaniels and chihuahuas. She retired from Hardwick Clothing and was of the Baptist faith.

 

Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law,

Stella and Owen Duncan of Decatur

One son and daughter-in-law,

Jessie and Shelia Long of Cleveland

10 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren

Several special nieces and nephews.

 

Funeral services will be 3 pm Thursday in the chapel of Ziegler Funeral Home with Speaker Owen Duncan officiating. Burial will be in Cedar Grove Cemetery.

 

The family will receive friends 2-3 pm Thursday 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 Jennie Louise Sherrill Ruth.

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Raymond Leon Brazil

Raymond Leon Brazil

Age 51

Of Knoxville

Passed away Wednesday, March 4, 2015

At Open Arms Care of Knoxville

 

A native of Downey, CA. and resident of McMinn County for 7 years and most recently of Knoxville for past 2 years.

 

Survivors include his parents,

George and Patricia Dunn Brazil of Athens

Two sisters and one brother-in-law,

Rebecca Brazil and John Plemons of Riceville

Susan Aymong of Kingman, AZ.

Three nieces, Kari, Kadi and Kelsi Brazil

Two nephews, Mark and David Aymong

Several aunts and uncles.

 

The family will receive friends 5-7 pm Friday at the funeral home.

 

A funeral service will be held at a later date at All Souls Mortuary in Long Beach, CA.

 

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 Raymond Leon Brazil.

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Joshua Wade Toler

Joshua Wade “Roo” Toler

Age 32

Of Athens

Went home to be with his Lord after a short battle with brain cancer on Monday, March 2, 2015

At U.T. Medical Center in Knoxville

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Opal B. Strickland Casteel

Opal B. Strickland Casteel

Age 72

Of Athens

Died Saturday, February 28, 2015

At Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga.

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Tony Charles Holt

Tony Charles Holt

Age 54

Of Knoxville and formerly of Sweetwater

Passed away Saturday evening, February 28, 2015

At Ft. Sanders Medical Center in Knoxville

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Michael Frank Murray

Michael Frank Murray

Age 57

Of Decatur

Passed away Sunday, February 22, 2015

At his home.

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William Herbert "Herb" Wilcox

William Herbert “Herb” Wilcox

Age 57

Of Sweetwater

Passed away Saturday, February 21, 2015

At Tennova Medical Center in Knoxville

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Mamie Lou Stevens Huff

Mamie Lou Stevens Huff, age 91, of Athens, died Saturday, February 14, 2015, at Starr Regional Medical Center of Athens.

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June Mae Moore Howard

June Mae Moore Howard

Age 93

Of Athens

Passed away Friday night, February 13, 2015

At Wellington Place of Athens

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Judy Alice Marney Robertson

Judy Alice Marney Robertson

Age 54

Of Athens

Passed away Wednesday, February 11, 2015

At Starr Regional Medical Center- Athens

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Homer Calvin Frisbie

Homer Calvin Frisbie, Age 76, Of Niota, TN,

Passed away Saturday February 7, 2015, At Park West Hospital.

A native and lifelong resident of Niota in McMinn County, he was a son of the late Oscar Calvin and Cecil L. King Frisbie and was preceded in death by wife Ollie Mae Hester Frisbie, a sister Catherine Frisbie Martin and brother-in-law Daryl Ditmore.

He was a member of Victory Baptist Church and had retired from Athens Furniture.

Survivors include one step-daughter, Laura Mae Carpenter of Akron, Ohio;

two step-sons and one daughter-in-law, Freddie Ray Carpenter of Cleveland , Ohio and Jerry Lewis and Laurie Carpenter of Sheffield Lake, Ohio;

several Step grandchildren and great-grandchildren,

Three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Alice Ditmore of Athens, Millie and Phillip Hall of Niota, Linda and Glen Jackson of Athens;

one brother and sister-in-law, Jay and LaNae Frisbie of Maryville, TN;

several nieces and nephews and a host of friends.

Special friends Paul Mcconkey and Lois McKeehan, and Helen Sluter.

The family will receive friends Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Victory Baptist Church with the funeral services to follow at 7 p.m. with the Rev. Chad Hester officiating.

Burial will be 11 a.m. Wednesday in Frisbie Cemetery adjoining Union McMinn Baptist Church Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the Victory Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 236, Niota, TN 37826.

Ziegler Funeral Home has been entrusted with the care of Homer Calvin Frisbie

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Marie Martha Casteel Haney

Marie Martha Casteel Haney, age 86,

Of Englewood, TN

Passed away Saturday morning February 7, 2015 at Bradley Health Care and Rehab.

A native and lifelong resident of McMinn County, she was a daughter of the late Horace Cillus and Alma Lee Brown Casteel, and was preceded in death by a Sister Edna Green, 3 brothers: Lester Casteel, Aderan “Paddle” Casteel, and Oscar Casteel.

She was a long time member of The First Church of God in Englewood.

Survivors include

Husband: Jake Tipton Haney – Englewood

Daughter: Debbie Haney – Cleveland

2 sons and daughter in law:

Rick and Evelyn Haney – Cleveland

Steve Haney – Englewood

Sisters and Brother in laws:

Princess Reed – Englewood

Gracie and Jack Raper – Englewood

Carrie and Lynn Brown – Englewood

Sisters in law:

Ruth McNelley – Athens

Freda Watson – Englewood

Wilma Lovingood - Athens

Grandchildren: Erica Parris (Justin) and Caleb Haney

Several Nieces and Nephews

Funeral services will be 7 pm Monday at The First Church of God in Englewood with Pastor Kevin Cummings officiating. Burial will be 11 am Tuesday in Sunrise Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 pm Monday at the First Church of God in Englewood.

Ziegler Funeral Home has been entrusted with the care of Marie Martha Casteel Haney.

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Luke Waylon Shumate

Luke Shumate

February 3, 2015

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Lester "Les" Lamar Owenby

Lester “Les” Lamar Owenby

Age 67

Of Englewood

Passed away Sunday night, February 1, 2015

At his home

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Samuel Wayne Blazer

Samuel Wayne Blazer

Age 100

Of Athens

Passed away Thursday night, January 29, 2015

At his residence.

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Joanne Irene Justice Wyckoff

Joanne Irene Justice Wyckoff

Age 79

Of Athens

Passed away Tuesday morning, January 27, 2015

At Starr Regional Medical Center of Athens

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John "Red" Hampton Jr

John” Red” Hampton Jr

Age 79

Of Athens

Went home to be with his Lord on Saturday night, January 17, 2015

At Ft. Sanders Select Specialty Hospital

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Mildred Elizabeth Cooper Henderson

Mildred Elizabeth Cooper Henderson

Age 89

Of Riceville

Passed away Friday morning, January 16, 2015

At her residence.

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Cloteen Lankford Feezell

Cloteen Lankford Feezell

Age 89

Of Athens

Passed away Sunday, January 11, 2015

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Charles Kenneth Roberts

Charles Kenneth Roberts

Age 60

Of Athens

Passed away Sunday, January 11, 2015

At Starr Regional Medical Center

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Zelma Marie Todd Murphy Sheaffer

Zelma Marie Todd Murphy Sheaffer

Age 90

Of Athens

Passed away Saturday, January 10, 2015

At Parkwest Medical Center

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Kyrkos Kitsos

Kyrkos Kitsos

Age 83

Of Athens and native of Mousiotitsa-Ioannina, Greece

Passed away Friday morning, January 9, 2015

At his residence.

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Larry Reid Gann

Larry Reid Gann

Age 61

Of the Head of the Creek Community near Sweetwater

Passed away Saturday, January 3, 2015

At Parkwest Medical Center in Knoxville

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Kimberly Kay Johnston

Kimberly Kay Johnston

Age 54

Of Athens

Passed away Saturday, January 3, 2015

At her residence.

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Mary Ruth Frances McNelley Perry

Mary Ruth Frances McNelley Perry

Age 78

Of Athens

Passed away Tuesday evening, December 30, 2014

At NHC Healthcare of Athens

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Louis William Hamby

Louis William Hamby

Age 78

Of Englewood

Passed away Saturday, December 27, 2014

At Starr Regional Medical Center of Athens

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Richard Leroy Fritts

Richard Leroy Fritts,

Age 56

Of Athens, TN

Passed away Monday December 22, 2014,

At the home of his brother.

A native and lifelong resident of McMinn County, he was a son of the late Charles Richard and Eula Mae Crower Fritts, and was preceded in death by sisters Susan Bookout and Linda Williams, Brother; Sherman Fritts and Niece Stacy Bookout.

Survivors include:

A daughter: Virginia Perry Fritts of Calhoun

Brothers and sisters in law:

William Douglas and Patricia Fritts of Riceville

Robert Tracy and Donna Fritts of Athens

James Benny Ray and Connie Fritts of Athens

Scotty Allen and Amanda Fritts of Athens

A nephew who was like a brother: Christopher Jerry Broome of Athens.

Several Nieces and Nephews

Funeral services will be 1pm Tuesday in the chapel of Ziegler Funeral Home with the Brother Johnny Harris officiating. Burial will follow in Cedar Grove Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Scotty Fritts, Jamie Crabtree, Johnny Fritts, Kurt Fritts, Matthew Venatta, and Chris Crabtree

The family will receive friends Tuesday from 11 to 1 at the funeral home.

Ziegler Funeral Home has been entrusted with the care of Richard Leroy Fritts.

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Mildred Rubylee "Dinkle" Flowers Clayton

Mildred Rubylee “Dinkle” Flowers Clayton, age 83, of Athens,

went home to be with the Lord at her residence on Tuesday, December 23, 2014.

A native and lifelong resident of McMinn County, she was a daughter of the late John Henry and Arrie Grissom Flowers. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Ford Clayton, a son, David Allen Clayton, granddaughter, Vicki “Sissy” Clowers , two sisters, Kathrine Thrasher and Carrie Lee Jackson and a brother, William “Boy” Flowers.

She was associated with Tennessee Wesleyan College with 26 years of service. Mildred was a member of West End Baptist Church.

Survivors include:

One daughter, Barbara “Bobbie” Clayton Everett of Athens

Two sons and daughters-in-law:

Jackie and Glenda Clayton of Athens

Rick and Cindy Clayton of Athens’

Six grandchildren:

Jeff Franklin, Keith Clayton Sr., Kimberly Watson, Andrew Clayton, Jordan Clayton, Jacob Clayton, and Brandon Heath Clayton.

Two great-grandchildren:

Keith Clayton, Jr. and Weston Clayton

Longtime special friends:

James “Nosey” Palmer of Athens

Jerry and Melissa Palmer of Athens

The family would like to say a special thanks to all of Mildred’s friends at the McMinn Senior Citizens Center and to the nurses at Caris Hospice for their compassionate care.

Funeral services will be 8pm Friday at Ziegler Funeral Home with Rev. Jimmy Lewis officiating.

Burial will be 11am Saturday in McMinn Memory Gardens with grandsons and great-grandsons serving as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends 6-8 pm Friday at Ziegler Funeral Home.

Ziegler Funeral Home has been entrusted with the care of Mildred “Dinkle” Clayton.

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Ronald Dale Fisher

Ronald Dale Fisher, Age 63, Of Etowah, TN, Passed away Monday December 22, 2014,

At McMinn Memorial Nursing home.

A native and lifelong resident of McMinn County, he was a son of the late Carl Otis and Mary Ivalee Cable Fisher, and was preceded in death by a brother Cecil Scott Fisher. He had attended Miracle Deliverance Tabernacle.

Survivors include:

Sister and Brother in law:

Irene and Steve Huff of Athens.

Brothers and sister in law:

William Carroll and Janice Fisher of Athens

Ivan Eugene Fisher of Englewood

Marty Omar Fisher of Athens

Several Cousins, Nieces and Nephews

Funeral services will be 2 pm Friday in the chapel of Ziegler Funeral Home with Pastor Anthony Wynn officiating. Burial will follow in Cedar Grove Cemetery.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends Friday from noon to 2 pm at the funeral home.

A Special thanks to Dr. Nathan Trentham and the Staff of McMinn Memorial Nursing Home.

Ziegler Funeral Home, Athens TN, in charge of arragements

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Ella Francis Granger Callihan

Ella Francis Granger Callihan

Age 63

Of Athens

Passed away Thursday, December 18, 2014

At Starr Regional Medical Center of Athens

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James "Red" Buckner Jr.

James “Red” Buckner Jr.

Age 65

Of Athens

Went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, December 16, 2014

At Starr Regional Medical Center of Athens

 

A native and lifelong resident of McMinn County, he was a son of the late Jim and Nell Roberts Buckner and was preceded in death by a sister, Melvinie Phillips; a niece, Amber Duncan. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Riceville.

 

Survivors include two sisters and brothers-in-law,

Katie and Roscoe Duncan of Vonore

Alice and Roger Duncan of Vonore

One brother and sister-in-law,

J. L. and LaShell Buckner of Englewood

Three nephews,

Jason Buckner of Englewood

Tim Duncan of Vonore

Jeff Duncan of Vonore

Two nieces,

Lisa Wattenbarger of Sweetwater

Jennifer Buckner of Englewood

 

Graveside services will be 1 pm Thursday in Hampton Cemetery with the Rev. Jimmy Lewis officiating.

 

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

 

The family will receive friends 11:30 am- 12:30 pm Thursday 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 James “Red” Buckner Jr.

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Clyde "Junior" Thompson

Clyde “Junior” Thompson

Age 60

Of Niota

Passed away Sunday, December 14, 2014

At Sweetwater Hospital.

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Bobby Ray Thurman

Bobby Ray Thurman

Age 63

Of Decatur TN.

Passed away Sunday, December 14, 2014 after a lengthy illness

At his home.

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Rebecca "Becky" Ann Holt Lee

Rebecca “Becky” Ann Holt Lee, Age 57, Of Niota TN

Passed away December 13, 2014 At her home.

A native of Sweetwater and lifelong resident Niota, she was a daughter of the late Archie “Arch” and Hazel Shutt Holt and was preceded in death by a sister Pat Thomas. She was of the Christian faith.

Survivors include:

Husband of 33 years Mike Lee of Niota, TN

Daughter: Rachel Michelle Lee - Niota, TN

Son: Michael Christopher Morrison – Lafayette TN

3 grandchildren:

Destiny Summer Lee

Madison Brooke Edgmon

Erika Cheyenne Edgmon

2 sisters:

Lucy Oden – Athens TN

Mary Stockton – Athens TN

2 Brothers and sister in law:

Archie and Teresa Holt of Kingston, TN

Tony Holt of Knoxville, TN

Funeral services will be 7 PM Monday in the chapel of Ziegler Funeral Home with the Brother Phyllip Averette officiating. Burial will be 10 AM Tuesday in Sweetwater Memory Gardens.

Pallbearers will be: Curtis Sorrells, Keven Potts, Patrick Lee, Mark Black, Nick Black, and Rich Nibarger.

The family will receive friends 5 to 7 Monday at the funeral home.

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Jacqueline Elizabeth Donahue Morrow

Jacqueline (Jackie) Elizabeth Donahue Morrow

Age 55

Of Athens

Passed away Wednesday morning, December 10, 2014

At her home.

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Lou Mae Lovingood Nunley

Lou Mae Lovingood Nunley

Age 82

Of Athens

Passed away Tuesday morning, December 9, 2014

At her home.

 

A native and lifelong resident of McMinn County, she was a daughter of the late Gordon and Armendie Johnson Lovingood and was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde Elliott Nunley; brothers, Sheridan Lovingood, and Cecil Lovingood; sisters, Florence Lovingood, Birdie Lovingood; Kate Harris; Dovie Ratledge. She was a homemaker and loved babysitting her grandchildren and quilting. She was a member of Rockview Baptist Church.

 

Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law,

Clyde Lee and Diedra Nunley of Decatur

Three daughters and two sons-in-law,

Nancy and Joshua Hazelwood of Athens

Margaret and Jeff Russell of Athens

Janet McCallie of Athens

10 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchildren

One sister,

Lillie Franks of Niota

Two brothers and four sisters-in-law,

Andrew and Margaret Lovingood of Englewood

Robert and Wilma Lovingood of Athens

Wilma Jean Nunley of Athens

Gracie Nunley of Athens

 

Funeral services will be 7 pm Thursday in the chapel of Ziegler Funeral Home with the Rev. Paul White and Rev. David Coffman officiating. Burial will be 1 pm Friday in McMinn Memory Gardens.

 

Pallbearers will be Andrew Nunley, Thomas Hazelwood, Steve Hazelwood, David McCallie, Layne Russell, Nathan Frazier, Adrian Delashmitt, William Brady, Jason White, and Jeff Perry.

 

The family will receive friends 4-7 pm Thursday 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 Lou Mae Lovingood Nunley.

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Randal James Rolen

Randal James Rolen

Age 61

Of Niota

Entered into the loving arms of Christ on Saturday, December 6, 2014

At Parkwest Medical Center.

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Brenda Sue Patterson Sergent

Brenda Sue Patterson Sergent

Age 65

Of Englewood

Passed away Friday evening, December 5, 2014

At Starr Regional Medical Center of Etowah

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Lillian Richesin Wallace

Lillian Richesin Wallace

Age 93

Of Niota

Passed away Tuesday evening, December 2, 2014

At NHC Healthcare of Athens

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Michael Joe Lunsford

Michael Joe Lunsford

Age 61

Of Athens

Passed away Monday morning, December 1, 2014

At Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga

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Jerry Mitchell

Jerry Mitchell

Age 66

Of Athens

Passed away Monday, December 1, 2014

At Life Care Center of Athens

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Robin Renae Wilkins

Robin Renae Wilkins

Age 50

Of Athens TN

Passed away Sunday, November 30, 2014,

At her home.

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Mallie "Aunt Mal" Belle Morrow Evans

Mallie “Aunt Mal” Belle Morrow Evans

Age 94

Of Riceville

Went to be with the Lord on Friday morning, November 28, 2014

At Starr Regional Medical Center of Athens

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Arula Monroe McDonald

Arula Monroe McDonald,precious Mother, Grandmother, and great Grandmother

Age 89

Of Athens

Passed away Friday, November 21, 2014

At Starr Regional Medical Center in Athens

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Jack Edwin Crittenden

Jack Edwin Crittenden

Age 83

Of Athens

Went to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, November 21, 2014

At U. T. Medical Center in Knoxville

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Pauline "Polly" Cardin Miller

Pauline “Polly”Cardin Miller

Age 90

Of Athens

Passed away Tuesday, November 18, 2014

At NHC Healthcare of Athens

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Rex Allen Wilcox

Rex Allen Wilcox

Age 63

Of Athens

Went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, November 17, 2014

At Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center in Knoxville

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William "Billy" Ray Roderick

William “Billy” Ray Roderick

Age 73

Of Tunnel Hill, GA. and formerly of Riceville

Passed away Monday morning, November 17, 2014

At his daughter’s residence in Tunnel Hill, GA.

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Maggie Ruth Bright Roberts

Maggie Ruth Bright Roberts

Age 76

Of Riceville TN

Passed away Saturday, November 8, 2014,

At Life Care Center of Athens.

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Ricky Ray Crye "Moose"

Ricky Ray Crye “Moose”

Age 52

Of the Tranquility Community

Went to be with the Lord on Friday, November 7, 2014

At Starr Regional Medical Center.

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Marie Fairbanks McDonald

Marie Fairbanks McDonald

Age 90

Of Athens

Went to be in the arms of Jesus on Wednesday, November 5, 2014

At her residence surrounded by her loving family.

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William Jerome Wilcox

 

William Jerome Wilcox

Age 71

Of Niota

Went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, November 4, 2014

At Starr Regional Medical Center of Athens

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Kacey Ray Jones

Kacey Ray Jones

Age 20

Of the Lamontville Community

Passed away Saturday, November 1, 2014

At his residence.

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Rev. James A. "Jack" Nunley

 

Life’s final form of grace, dying grace, was exhibited beautifully in the passing of Reverend James Alfred Nunley (better known as Jack) on the morning of November 01, 2014. Born on February 06, 1941, Jack was a lifelong resident of McMinn County and was a son of the late William Andrew and Frona Harris Nunley. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Betty Lou Nunley and Mary Virginia Rolen and two brothers, Clyde Elliott Nunley and William Lee (Bill) Nunley.

 

Survivors include his loving wife of 55 years,

Gracie Lou Reese Nunley of Athens

Three daughters,

Audrey Rose Nunley Nabors of Athens

Phyliss Regina Nunley White and husband, Paul “Yogi” of Athens

Rebecca Christina Nunley Webb and husband, Denzal of Athens

One son,

Wesley Garrison (Cody) Nunley of Athens

Jack and Gracie also raised a niece and a nephew after the death of his sister Mary,

Barbara Rolen Wilson and husband Henry, of Perry, GA

Daniel Floyd Rolen and wife, Karen of Decatur

Jack leaves behind nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, with too many special family and friends to mention.

 

When referencing Rev. Jack Nunley, it is important to mention his life’s mission, Jack was a soldier in the fight for winning souls to the Lord. Jack pastored several Baptist churches in the East Tennessee area and preached in numerous revival services all over the Eastern United States.

Another aspect of Jack’s life that cannot go unmentioned is his and Gracie’s love for children. Over the years, Jack was a foster parent to dozens of children, resulting in the adoption of two children and raising two others. Just like his love of God, Jack showed love to all children and tried to touch their lives in a significant and lasting way.

 

Funeral services will be 7pm Tuesday at Ziegler Funeral Home with Brother David Coffman officiating. Burial will be 10 am Wednesday in Pond Hill Cemetery.

 

Serving as pallbearers will be, Bradley Nabors, Wesley “Cody” Nunley, Russell White, Chris Hall, Thomas Hazelwood, Clyde Lee Nunley and Daniel J.F. Rolen.

The family will receive friends 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm Tuesday at Ziegler Funeral Home.

 

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

www.zieglerfuneralhome.com

 

Ziegler Funeral Home has been entrusted with the care of Rev. Jack Nunley.

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Farrell David Frye

Farrell David Frye

Age 69

Of Athens

Passed away Friday, October 31, 2014

At his residence.

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Penny Elaine Ratledge Jackson

Penny Elaine Ratledge Jackson

Age 48

Of Athens

Passed away Wednesday, October 29, 2014

At Starr Regional Medical Center of Athens

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Randy Lee Hines

Randy Lee Hines

Age 45

Of Athens

Passed away Wednesday, October 29, 2014

At SkyRidge Medical Center in Cleveland

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Brandi LeAnn Price Mason

Brandi LeAnn Price Mason

Age 32

Of Riceville

Passed away Friday, October 24, 2014

At Starr Regional Medical Center of Athens

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Virginia "Tootie" Barnard Tomblin

Virginia “Tootie” Barnard Tomblin

Age 86

Of Athens

Departed this life to enter into her eternal rest Friday, October 24, 2014.

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Mrs. Willie Murl Walker Boyd

Mrs. Willie Murl Walker Boyd

Age 87

Of Athens

Passed away Monday morning, October 20, 2014

At Starr Regional Medical Center in Athens

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Effie Hennessee Boles

Effie Hennessee Boles

Age 100

Of Bartow, Florida, and formerly of McMinn County

Passed away Saturday, October 18, 2014

At her residence.

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Carl "Cas" Richard Walker

Carl “Cas” Richard Walker

Age 68

Of Athens

Passed away Thursday, October 16, 2014

At Starr Regional Medical Center-Athens

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Della Mae Kincaid Pierce

Della Mae Kincaid Pierce

Age 91

Of Athens

Passed away Saturday, October 11, 2014

At her home following a brief illness.

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Paul Braden

Paul Leslie Braden, age 52, of Decatur, died Friday, October 10, 2014, at his home.

A native of Pittsburg, PA, he was a resident of Meigs and McMinn Counties since 1979, when his father moved the family to Athens to take a position at Thomas and Betts. Paul was a former employee with Penn – Gulf Industrial Services.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Jack Lee Braden, Sr. and Gladys Lorene Hockenberry Braden.

His nephew, William Leroy Braden, Jr, also preceded him in death.

Survivors include:

His sister,

Beverly Atkins and husband, Craig Marshall of Charleston

Two brothers,

Jack L. Braden Jr of Athens

William (Bill) Braden of Athens

One niece,

Pamela Atkins of Athens

Four nephews,

William L. Braden of Athens

Christopher Atkins and wife Zigana of Athens

Jackie Braden of Athens

Preston Braden of Decatur

Three great-nephews,

Tacoma Braden,

Aidan Atkins

James Atkins

One great-niece,

Camry Braden of Cleveland

The family will receive friends 5-7 PM Tuesday at Ziegler Funeral Home.

There will be no formal service.

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Jessie William Marney Sr.

Jessie William Marney Sr.

Age 82

Of Athens

Passed away Tuesday, October 7, 2014

At Sweetwater Hospital

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