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July 29, 1929 ~ May 14, 2019 (age 89)
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Sarah Lois Kinser Axley, age 89, of Athens, passed away Tuesday May 14, 2019, at her residence.


She was a lifelong resident of McMinn County, and was the daughter of the late Gordon and Ada Dailey Kinser.  Sarah was preceded in death by her husband; W.B. “Bill” Axley, A daughter; Sheila Axley Welker, Brothers; Gene, Kenneth, J.L. and Gordon “Shorty” Kinser, Sisters; Martha Grace McClurd and Mary Ellen Kinser.  Sarah enjoyed reading, working cross word puzzles, sewing and cooking.  She was a member of Central Baptist Church.


Survivors include;

Son and daughter in law;

David and Gina Axley of Knoxville.


Mildred Lusk of Colorado

Ada Kinser Casteel of Englewood.


Grandchildren; Eric, Kyle, and Tyler Axley.

Great-grandchildren; Caroline and Kylie Axley


Funeral services will be 7 pm Thursday in the chapel of Ziegler Funeral Home with Rev. Mike Bernard and Rev. Jack Bryan officiating.  Burial will be 2 pm Friday in Cedar Grove Cemetery.


Pallbearers will be Eric, Kyle, and Tyler Axley; Reed Cross, Rob Lambert, Jim and Donnie Kinser.


The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 pm Thursday at the funeral home


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Ziegler Funeral Home has been entrusted with the care of Sarah Lois Kinser Axley.

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