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July 21, 1933 ~ January 17, 2019 (age 85)

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Muriel Dean Raper Roach, age 85, of Englewood, passed away Thursday, January 17, 2019, at her home.

A native and lifelong resident of McMinn County, she was the daughter of the late Leonard “Shine” and Blanche Derrick Raper and was preceded in death by a grandson, Jacob Buckner; two sisters, Shirley Raper and Martha Raper; one brother, Jimmy Raper; uncle, Billy Herman Derrick. She was owner of Katy’s Fabrics in Englewood and was a member of Englewood Christian Church.


Survivors include her husband of 67 years, 

Raymond Roach of Englewood

Four daughters and three sons-in-law,

   Patti and Mike Kellar of Flintstone, GA.

   Sherry and Wayne Marler of Enterprise, AL.

   Melissa Roach of Englewood

   Katy and Michael Buckner of Englewood

One son and daughter-in-law,

   Bill and Denise Roach of Englewood

Seven grandchildren: Lori Holt and husband, Brett, Megan Honeycutt and husband, Joel, Jordan Roach, Benjamin and Abigail Marler, Josh Roach, and Nicholas Buckner.

Two great grandchildren: Isaac Honeycutt and Shepard Honeycutt

Honorary grandson, Jack Ingram.

Funeral services will be 7 pm Friday in the chapel of Ziegler Funeral Home with Minister Ron Blevins officiating.  Burial will be 11 am Saturday in McMinn Memory Gardens.

Pallbearers will be Jordan Roach, Benjamin Marler, Josh Roach, Nicholas Buckner, Jack Ingram and Joel Honeycutt.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 pm Friday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to St. Jude Children’s  Research Hospital, Attn: Memorial Dept. 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN. 38105.

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 Muriel Dean Raper Roach.

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January 18, 2019

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Ziegler Funeral Home
521 W. Madison Ave
Athens, TN 37303

Funeral Service
January 18, 2019

7:00 PM
Ziegler Funeral Home
521 W. Madison Ave
Athens, TN 37303

January 19, 2019

11:00 AM
McMinn Memory Gardens
1739 County Road 561
Athens, TN 37303

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