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October 8, 1951 ~ April 26, 2020 (age 68)

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Frances Joan “Frankie” Wilson McCracken

Age 68

Of Athens

Passed away Thursday morning, April 23, 2020

At her residence.


A native of Cleveland, OH. and longtime resident of McMinn County, she was the daughter of the late John R. Wilson Sr. and was preceded in death by an infant brother, Ronnie Wilson and brother, John R. “Butch” Wilson Jr.


Frankie was a sweet, caring woman, whom never meet a stranger. She always wanted to take care of everyone. She loved her kids more than she loved herself. Frankie enjoyed her vacations with her family. She was an animal lover and especially loved her dog, Emma. She attended Walnut Grove Baptist Church.


Survivors her husband of 51 years,

   Edwin “Joe” McCracken of Athens

One daughter and son-in-law,

   Tiffany and Matt Whitlatch of Georgetown

Two sons,

   Aaron McCracken of Athens

   Houston McCracken of Athens

Her special granddaughter whom she loved with all her heart, Emily McCracken

Her mother,

   Frances Davis Wattenbarger of Ten Mile

Two sisters and one brother-in-law,

   Debbie and Gary Miller of Etowah

   Diana Wilson of Las Vegas, NV.

Four brothers and two sisters-in-law,

   Jerry and Kathy Wilson of Riceville

   Keith and Natasha Wattenbarger of Ten Mile

   Michael Gorczyca of Athens

   John Gorczyca of Las Vegas, NV.

Special lifelong friend, Linda Givens


Graveside services will Sunday, April 26, 2020 at Hyde Cemetery with Rev. Jimmy Lewis officiating.


In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Perry Riden 172 County Road 759 Riceville, TN. 37370.


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