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July 20, 0196 ~ March 1, 2018 (age 1821)
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Jesus Puente Rodriguez

Age 49

Of Athens

Passed away Thursday, March 1, 2018

At U.T. Medical Center in Knoxville


A native of Zacatecas, Mexico and longtime resident of McMinn County.


Survivors include his wife,

   Alexa Marie Newman of Athens

His parents,

   Felipe Puente and Emilia Rodriguez of Monterrey, Mexico

Seven children: Karen Puente, Jesus Alejandro, Nataly Puente, Zain Ponce,  Adelina Ponce, Emilie Puente, and Jade Puente

Two sister and two brothers

Several nieces and nephews.


Funeral services will be 3 pm Wednesday in the chapel of Ziegler Funeral Home with Osvaldo Suarez officiating. Burial will be in Cedar Grove Cemetery.


Family will serve as pallbearers.


The family will receive friends 1-3 pm Wednesday 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 Jesus Puente Rodriguez.

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