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Our History

Tom and Polly Ziegler established Ziegler Funeral Home on January 1, 1958, at its current location. Tom Ziegler was from Southern Meigs County, Tennessee. Polly Ziegler is from Winchester, Tennessee. They met while Tom was attending John A. Gupton School of Mortuary Science in Nashville, Tennessee. Tom and Polly returned to Athens in 1950 and worked for Evans Funeral Home in downtown Athens. Tom and Polly subsequently moved one-half mile down the road and opened their Funeral Home. Tom and Polly retired in February 1999, after many years of serving families of McMinn and Meigs Counties.


Caring Professionals

Ziegler Funeral home is pleased to offer families and their loved ones a wide range of services. Whether you desire a traditional service, a special memorial service, an intimate family graveside service or a combination of them, the Ziegler family will help your family remember your loved ones in a special way. We treat each family that comes to us as part of our own. We are also pleased to help our community with pre-planning services. For information on how we can help you, please contact us.

The caring and experienced professionals at Ziegler Funeral Home are here to support you through this difficult time. We offer a range of personalized services to suit your family’s wishes and requirements. You can count on us to help you plan a personal, lasting tribute to your loved one. And we’ll carefully guide you through the many decisions that must be made during this challenging time.

You are welcome to call us at any time of the day, any day of the week, for immediate assistance. Or, visit our funeral home in person at your convenience. We also provide a wealth of information here on our web site so you can learn more from the privacy of your own home.

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