Farming Rural 13


December 23, 1933 ~ May 22, 2021 (age 87)

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John Edward Ghorley, age 87, of Niota, passed away on Saturday, May 22, 2021 at Life Care Center of Athens.

John was a native of Gastonia North Carolina and a longtime resident of McMinn County.  He was a son of the late Lawrence and Mary Edna McMillian Ghorley.  He was also preceded in death by his wife; Imogene R. Goins Ghorley, and seven brothers and sisters.

John was retired from Pioneer Furniture and was an avid farmer and gardener.

John is survived by;

A Daughter and son-in-law; Candie and Dr. Casey Hewgley of Spring City, TN.

A Son and daughter-in-law; Mike and Turrah Ghorley of Sweetwater, TN.

Four Grandchildren;

Mike Ghorley, Shane (Jamie) Ghorley, Preston (Hannah) Hewgley,

and Cason (Katelyn) Hewgley

7 Great-Grandchildren;

4 Great-Great Grandchildren

A Sister; Edna Carolyn Allison of Kentucky.

Many nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be Noon Wednesday, May 26, 2021, at McMinn Memory Gardens.

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Ziegler Funeral Home has been entrusted with the care of John Edward Ghorley.



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Graveside Service
May 26, 2021

12:00 PM
McMinn Memory Gardens
1727-1739 County Road 560
Athens, TN 37303

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