August 3, 1929 ~ December 16, 2019 (age 90)


Louise “Nanny” Elizabeth Strickland Galyon

Age 90

Of Athens

Passed away Monday, December 16, 2019

At her residence surrounded by her loving family.


A native and lifelong resident of McMinn County, she was the daughter of the late Mack and Cora Wright Strickland and was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd “Shorty” Galyon; two brothers, Lorance Strickland and Robert Strickland; one sister, Edith Liles. Her passion was ‘taking care of old folks”, softball games, horse shows, buggy racing, drag racing and shopping. She also loved riding in the car with no destination.



Survivors include four daughters and sons-in-law,

   Marcella “Doodle” and Randall Chrisman of Englewood

   Bobbie and Rodney Peeler of Athens

   Brenda and David Dockins of Cleveland

   Glenda and Mike Loyd of Hixson


Eight grandchildren: Floyd and Steafinie Chrisman, Cecilia and “Frog” Carter, Jennifer and John Frazier, Kim and Eric Sinclair, Mariah Peeler, Michael and Megan McKeehan, Karmen and Jake Miller, Buffy and Todd Weller.


11 great grandchildren: Dustin and Alysia Carter, Alli Carter, Abbi Carter, Jodi Chrisman, Avianna Miller, Kaleb Frazier, Joshua Frazier, Kendall Frazier, Kade Sinclair, Mason Sinclair, John Evan Sinclair and  special great great grandchildren, Elliott and Everly Carter.


One sister, Donna Humphrey of Niota


Graveside services will be 2:30 pm Wednesday in McMinn Memory Gardens with the Rev. Jimmy Lewis officiating.


Pallbearers will be Elliott Carter, Floyd Chrisman, Dustin Carter, “Frog” Carter, and Justin Hooper.


The family will receive friends from 1-2 pm Wednesday at the funeral home.


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Ziegler Funeral Home has been entrusted with the care of Louise “Nanny” Elizabeth Strickland Galyon.

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December 18, 2019

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Ziegler Funeral Home
521 W. Madison Ave
Athens, TN 37303

Graveside Service
December 18, 2019

2:30 PM
McMinn Memory Gardens
1739 County Road 561
Athens, TN 37303

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