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November 2, 1944 ~ February 13, 2018 (age 73)

Dianne Younce Saffles

Age 73

Of Etowah

Passed away Tuesday morning, February 13, 2018

At her daughter’s residence.


A native and lifelong resident of McMinn County, she was the daughter of the late Dave and Lois Jones Younce and was preceded in death by two brothers, Bob Younce and James Younce; two sisters, Sue Anderson and Lula Mae Johnson. She was a former employee of Woods Memorial Hospital, United Sewing and Morgan Manufacturing Company. She was a member of Everlasting Life Baptist Church in Englewood.


Survivors include her husband of 41 years,

   Beecher Saffles of Etowah

Two daughters and one son-in-law,

   Cindy and Danny Jack of Athens

   Audrey Bivens Carballosa of Athens

Grandchildren: Travis Jack and fiancé, Christina Hastings, Tyler Jack and wife, Angel, Austin Jack, Jose Carballosa, and Chris White.

Great grandchildren: Kaylee, Makayla, and Jacob Jack, Destiny and Phoebe Hastings, and Waylon Jack.

Brother and sister-in-law,

   Walter and Nancy Younce of Sevierville

Several nieces and nephews.


Thank you to Caris Hospice for the excellent care provided to Dianne.


Funeral services will be 2 pm Friday in the chapel of Ziegler Funeral Home with the Rev. Dewey Feezell officiating. Burial will follow in Sunrise Cemetery.


Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.


The family will receive friends 12-2 pm Friday at the funeral home.


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


Ziegler Funeral Home has been entrusted with the care of Dianne Younce Saffles.

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