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August 17, 1948 ~ November 14, 2018 (age 70)
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Betty Jo Presley Palmer, age 70, of Englewood, was welcomed home by her Savior on Wednesday, November 14, 2018, at her home surrounded by family.

A native and lifelong resident of McMinn County, she was one of 10 children born to the late Levi and Trula Harmon Presley.  She was preceded in death by her husband of 30 years, Gary Palmer; infant son, Joseph Palmer; two sisters, Mary Hicks and Ida Presley; four brothers, Ronnie Presley, Clyde Presley, Dean Presley and Rusty Presley.  She was a former employee of Scottie’s in Etowah.

Survivors include three daughters,   Carol Wilson and husband, Ted, Tammy Standridge, and Crystal Moses

One son, James Palmer and wife, Julie

10 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren

Three sisters, Ina Achilles, Carolyn Burton and husband, Billy, and Judy Hitt and husband, Jerry.

One brother, Tommy Presley and wife, JoAnn

Several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be 11 am Saturday in the chapel of Ziegler Funeral Home with the Rev. Billy Burton officiating.  Burial will follow in Idlewild Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Dylan Palmer, Ted Wilson, Dewayne Presley, Stacy Taylor, Jackson Wilson and Johnathon Jack.

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

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Ziegler Funeral Home has been entrusted with the care of Betty Jo Presley Palmer.

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