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Ester Lee (Neeley) Coleman

May 12, 1941 ~ March 11, 2022 (age 80)

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Ester Lee Neeley Coleman, age 80 of Athens, passed away Friday, March 11, 2022 at her residence.

Ester was a native of Athens and lifelong resident of McMinn County.  She was the daughter of the late Walter and Tilda Bowles Neeley.  She is also preceded in death by daughter Debbie Brock, sisters Bessie Malone, Christine Carroll, Willie Bea Cardin and Edna Lee Farner, and brother James Neeley

Ester is survived by her loving husband of 65 years Harold Coleman of Athens;

Daughters Linda Swafford (Lynn) of Athens and Lisa Spoon of Athens;

Son David Coleman (Kim) of Englewood;

Grandchildren Jerry Swafford, Johnathan Swafford, Kelley Duncan, Stephen Coleman, Amanda Duckett and Kevin Bookout;

10 Great Grandchildren;

Brothers Clyde Neeley and Henry Neeley, both of Athens.

Graveside Services will be at 2:30 PM Thursday, March 17, 2022 at Chestuee Cemetery with Chaplain Brent Stewart officiating.

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Ziegler Funeral Home has been entrusted with the care of Ester Lee Neeley Coleman.

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March 17, 2022

2:30 PM
Chestuee Cemetery
790 Chestua Road
Madisonville, TN 37354

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