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December 13, 1937 ~ October 15, 2021 (age 83)

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Joanne Price Burke, age 83, of Athens, died Friday, October 15, 2021, at the home of her daughter, in Bryant, AL. She was a lifelong resident of McMinn County and was a daughter of the late Claude “Buff” and Hazel Wattenbarger Price. Joanne had worked as a seamstress in the garment industry and also served as an associate at Walmart.

She is survived by:


 Rebecca Bell and husband, Darren of Bryant, AL


Two sons,

 Jerry Burns and wife, Anna of Riceville

 Stephen Price and wife, Sherry of Athens


Nine grandchildren, Twelve great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren


Three sisters,

 Oneida Robison of Athens,

 June Hicks and husband, Curtis of Riceville

 Diane Burke of Athens

Along with several nieces and nephews


At Joanne’s request, there will be no formal visitation or funeral service.

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