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June 29, 1952 ~ September 10, 2019 (age 67)
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Lynette Elaine Sides Sloan, age 67, of Hendersonville, TN, passed away Sunday, September 10, 2019, at Hendersonville Medical Center in Hendersonville, TN.


A native and long-time resident of Athens, she was the daughter of the late Darrell Ray and Evelyn Wanoka Reynolds Sides and was preceded in death by a son, Jason Daniel Sloan.


Lynette was a loving mother to two sons, Nana to three adoring grandchildren, and colleague to librarians around the state of Tennessee. She was known for her generous spirit and willingness to give above what was needed to love others and to serve the libraries of Tennessee. She will be missed by so many but she did what we all long to do with our lives-leave this world a better place than we found it.


Lynette served in the library system for 44 years with 34 of those years in Tennessee. Over the years she was a branch librarian, head librarian, regional director and finally director of regional libraries. She loved libraries and the communities they served with her whole life.


Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law: Nathan and Sarah Sloan

Grandchildren: Asia, Isaiah, and Jeremy

Brother: Danny Sides


Funeral services will be 1pm on Friday in the chapel of Ziegler Funeral Home with Dr. Nathan Sloan officiating.  Burial will follow in McMinn Memory Gardens.


Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.


The family will receive friends from 12-1 pm Friday at the funeral home.


In lieu of flowers, the family asks donations be made to the Etowah Public Library, 723 Ohio Ave. Etowah, TN. 37331, one of the many libraries she loved and served.


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Ziegler Funeral Home has been entrusted with the care of Lynette Elaine Sides  Sloan.

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