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January 26, 1947 ~ August 29, 2019 (age 72) 72 Years Old


Effie Sue Gossett Couey

Age 72

Of Athens

Passed away Thursday, August 29, 2019

At her residence.


A native and lifelong resident of McMinn County, she was the daughter of the late Jason Lee and Velma Mae Smith Gossett and was preceded in death by two brothers, Herschel Gossett and Ronnie Gossett; sister, Margaret Gossett; grandchildren, Amy Michele Powell and Joshua Brian Powell; great grandchild, Brilee Buckner.  She retired after 40 years of service from Thomas & Betts and was a member of Riceville Church of God.


Survivors include three daughters and one son-in-law,

   Carolyn Boggess of Athens

   Kathy Couey Lankford and husband, Larry of Riceville

   Shannon Spain of Etowah

Brother, Ricky Lee Gossett of GA.

Grandchildren: Beth Powell, Jessica Ray Couey, William David Lee Buckner, and Lucky Junior Grubb

Great grandchildren: Dakota Mullinax, Skyler Powell, Maddie Thurman, Zaniya Lashea Couey and Addison Buckner

One great great grandchild: Anthem Blake Mullinax

Lifelong special friends, Brenda Luethke and Joyce Martin

Several nieces and nephews


Funeral services will be 10:00 am Wednesday in the chapel of Ziegler Funeral Home with the Rev. Glenn Thomas officiating. Burial will follow in McMinn Memory Gardens.


Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.


The family will receive friends from 9:00-10:00 am Wednesday 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 Effie Sue Gossett Couey.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of EFFIE SUE (GOSSETT) COUEY, please visit our floral store.


September 4, 2019

9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Ziegler Funeral Home
521 W. Madison Ave
Athens, TN 37303

Funeral Service
September 4, 2019

10:00 AM
Ziegler Funeral Home
521 W. Madison Ave
Athens, TN 37303

September 4, 2019

11:00 AM
McMinn Memory Gardens
1727-1739 County Road 560
Athens, TN 37303


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