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September 27, 1942 ~ February 19, 2020 (age 77)

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Glenda Louise Coe Fugate

Age 77

Of Riceville

Went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, February 19, 2020

At her residence.


A native and lifelong resident of McMinn County, she was the daughter of the late Benjamin Hooper Coe and Helen Ruth Coffey Coe and was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence Leo Fugate; a stepfather, Gus. H. Slack.  She was a member of Friendship Baptist Church and had attended Jones Chapel United Methodist Church.


Glenda was a licensed hair stylist for over 40 years. She loved traveling, dancing, bluegrass festivals and cooking.  Glenda was a caregiver for many children in her community and taught children’s church at Jones Chapel United Methodist Church.


Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law,

   Tonya Susanne and Aaron Nash of Cleveland

   Martha Helen Lee and Marcus Miller of Riceville

One son,

   William Andrew Fugate of Riceville

Grandchildren: Laura Garcia, Toby English, Eli Nash and Blake Miller

Beloved sister,

   Carolyn Coe Bryson of Cartersville, GA.

One sister-in-law and spouse,

   Wilma and Don Stanley of Calhoun

Three brothers-in-law and spouses,

   Donald and Linda Fugate of Calhoun

   Phillip and Annette Fugate of Delano

   Allen and Michelle Fugate of Oak Ridge

Special nieces and nephews,

   Rhonda Bryson of Cartersville, GA.

   Anthony Bryson of Nashville

   Heather and Josh Culp of Cartersville, GA. and many other beloved nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.


Funeral services will be 2 :00 pm Saturday in the chapel of Ziegler Funeral Home with Pastor Brad Brown and Pastor Frank Evans officiating.  Burial will follow in Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery.


Pallbearers will be Aaron Nash, Toby English, Marcus Miller, Blake Miller Xzayvier Beckingham, Hunter Collins, Pedro Garcia and Allen Hernandez.


The family will receive friends from noon to 2:00 pm Saturday at the funeral home.


In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 293 Friendship Church Road, Delano, TN. 37325 or to Jones Chapel United Methodist Church Food Bank, 590 County road 778, Athens, TN. 37303.


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February 22, 2020

12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Ziegler Funeral Home
521 W. Madison Ave
Athens, TN 37303

Funeral Service
February 22, 2020

2:00 PM
Ziegler Funeral Home
521 W. Madison Ave
Athens, TN 37303

February 22, 2020

3:00 PM
DELANO, TN 37325

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