Antique Vintage 15


October 12, 1921 ~ February 5, 2020 (age 98)


Etha Olean “Crickette” Adams Gregory Carter

Age 98

Of the Hillsview Community near Riceville

Passed away Wednesday, February 5, 2020

At her residence.


A native of Townsend and longtime resident of McMinn County, she was the daughter of the late Ervie and Estella Webb Adams and was preceded in death by her 1st William Labe Gregory; her 2nd husband, Lawrence Edgar (L.E.) Carter; a stepson, Mike Carter and 4 brothers. She was a former 8th grade English Substitute teacher for the Madisonville School System and was a member of Riceville Church of God.


Survivors include a daughter,

   Gail Thomas of the Hillsview community near Riceville

One granddaughter, Robin Sweat (J.J.) of Palatka, FL.

Two great grandchildren,

   Jess Sweat (Timberley)

   Elicia Upshaw (Dustin)

Three great great grandchildren, Tinsley Sweat, Easton Upshaw and Denton Upshaw

Step grandchildren, Levi Carter, Meloney (Sid)

Step great grandson, Hunter

One sister-in-law, LaVerne Adams

Two stepsons,

   Ronnie Carter of Riceville

   Fred Carter of Riceville


Funeral services will be 7 pm Friday in the chapel of Ziegler Funeral Home with the Rev. Glenn Thomas officiating.  Burial will be at 1 pm Saturday in Sherwood Memorial Gardens.


Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.


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


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Ziegler Funeral Home has been entrusted with the care of Etha Olean “Crickette” Adams Gregory Carter.

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February 7, 2020

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

Funeral Service
February 7, 2020

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

February 8, 2020

1:00 PM
ALCOA, TN 37701

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