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Deborah 'Debbie' Louise McNelley

November 7, 1962 ~ December 2, 2021 (age 59)

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Deborah Louise McNelley, age 59, of Athens, passed away Thursday December 2, 2021, at her residence.

Deborah was a native and lifelong resident of McMinn County.  She was the daughter of the late Bobby McNelley. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 17 years Ricky Charles.

Deborah was a member of Victory House of Prayer.  She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and gardening.

Survivors include

Mother Billie Martin McNelley of Athens;

Daughter Haley McNelley of Athens;

Son Joseph Dillion Charles of Athens;

Grandchildren Brayden and Kendan Charles;

Sister Barbara Hicks and husband Greg of Decatur;

Brother Ricky McNelley and wife Deanne of Athens;

Several Nieces and Nephews.

Graveside Services will be at 2 PM, Tuesday, December 7, 2021 at Cedar Grove Cemetery with Pastor Mitchell James officiating.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

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Ziegler Funeral Home has been entrusted with the care of Deborah Louise McNelley.

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December 7, 2021

2:00 PM
S. Hill Street and Glendale Ave.
ATHENS, TN 37303

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