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June 24, 1935 ~ June 12, 2019 (age 83)

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Flora JoAnn Palmer Guffey, age 83, of Riceville, passed away Wednesday, June 12, 2019, At Starr Regional Health and Rehabilitation.


A native and lifelong resident of McMinn County, she was the daughter of the late John and Ethel Eaton Palmer. She was preceded in death by her husband Vernon Guffey; Sister and brother in law; Johnnie Palmer Clayton and Mack; great nephew; Dillon Clayton. JoAnn had retired from Bowater after 30 years working in Industrial Relations, and was a member of Riceville United Methodist Church.


Survivors include;

A sister and brother in law; Betty and Thomas Sneed of Troy, AL.


A Niece; Laura Sneed Gray,

Nephews; Randy Sneed (Colleen), Andy Sneed (Mary),

Gary Clayton, Doyle Clayton, and Bobby Clayton.


Great Nieces and Nephews; Paige Sneed, Chloe Sneed, Kathleen Sneed, Kelli Clayton,

Dixie Clayton, Sandy Clayton, Kendall Sneed, Cooper Gray, Ian Sneed (Angel),

and Joshua Sneed.


Great-great nieces; Rosie Sneed and Rosie Clayton.


A special friend who was like a son; Dr. John Charles and his children Brent and Jada.

A special thanks to a special friend and caregiver Cissy Evans, and cousin and

helper Mary McKenzie.


Funeral services will be 2:30 Friday in the Chapel of Ziegler Funeral Home with

Dr. John Charles officiating.  Burial will follow in the Shell Guffey Cemetery.


Pallbearers will be Randy Sneed, Andy Sneed, Brent Charles, Paul McConkey,

Gary Clayton, and Bobby Clayton.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Roy Eaton and Doyle Clayton.


The family will receive friends from 1:30 to 2:30 Friday at the funeral home.


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Ziegler Funeral Home has been entrusted with the care of Flora JoAnn Palmer Guffey

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June 14, 2019

1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Ziegler Funeral Home
521 W. Madison Ave
Athens, TN 37303

Funeral Service
June 14, 2019

2:30 PM
Ziegler Funeral Home
521 W. Madison Ave
Athens, TN 37303

June 14, 2019

3:30 PM
ATHENS, TN 37303

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