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Joyce Marie (Mason) Elliott

January 11, 1955 ~ June 2, 2022 (age 67)

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Joyce Marie Mason Elliott, age 67, of Athens passed away on Thursday, June 2, 2022, at her residence.

Joyce was a native and lifelong resident of McMinn County.  She was a daughter of the late Earnest Howard and Annie Mae Moses Mason.  She was also preceded by sister Mary Ann Mason and brothers Billy Ray Mason and Ernest Mason. 

Joyce was of the Baptist faith. She was a 1972 graduate of McMinn County High School and was retired from Collins & Aikman, formerly Textron Automotive, after 23 years.

Joyce is survived by her loving husband of 38 years Donald Lee Elliott;

Sons James “Jamie” Knox of Athens, Scott Knox of Athens, Tracy and Tiffany Elliott of Riceville, and Wade Elliott and Melissa Carter of Decatur;

10 Grandchildren;

2 Great Granddaughters;

Sisters Lou Hicks of Athens and Bernice Bates of Etowah;

Brothers Bobby and Sue Mason of Riceville, Verlin Mason of Riceville and Johnny Cecil “J.C.” Mason of Athens;

Many Nieces and Nephews.

Graveside Services will be at 10:00 AM Tuesday, June 7, 2022, at McMinn Memory Gardens with Pastor Linda Parton officiating. 

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM Monday, June 6, 2022, at Ziegler Funeral Home. 

If you cannot attend the visitation or graveside services, you can sign the online guest registry at

Ziegler Funeral Home has been entrusted with the care of Joyce Marie Mason Elliott.


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June 6, 2022

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
ATHENS, TN 37303-3490

June 7, 2022

10:00 AM
McMinn Memory Gardens
1727-1739 County Road 560
Athens, TN 37303

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