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October 16, 1928 ~ January 23, 2021 (age 92)


Thelma Almarae Cook Roderick, age 92, of Athens, died peacefully, Saturday evening, January 23, 2021 with her family at her side.

A native of Monroe County and longtime resident of Athens, she was a daughter of the late Sherlin and Sarah Moses Cook. Thelma was preceded in death by her husband of 37 years, William Ross Roderick, on August 26, 1984. Also preceding her in death was a son, Jerry Roderick and wife, Jill; a daughter, Bernice Sneed and husband, Sam; grandson, Samuel Ross Sneed; granddaughter, Pamala Elaine Elliston; great- grandson, Avery Collins; 3 sisters, Imogene Moses, Anna Mae Moses and Gladys Biship, along with 2 brothers, Albert Junior Cook and Will Clarence Cook.

Thelma enjoyed her flower garden, always going to yard sales, and especially loved her family. She will be greatly missed.

Survivors include a daughter Geraldean “Dean” Cline of Athens

Son Daryle Roderick and wife Carolyn of Athens

9 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren, including a special great-granddaughter, Aliyah Dean Collins

 Brother, Fred Cook and wife, Virginia of Athens

Along with several nieces and nephews

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, January 27, 2021,from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm at Ziegler Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be 1:00 pm Thursday at Ziegler Funeral Home with Brother Billy Burton officiating. Burial will follow in New Bethel Cemetery in Monroe County.

Serving as pallbearers will be, Tyler Roderick, Brandon Moses, Shawn Cline, Austin Cline, Aaron Owens and Cody Huston. Honorary pallbearers will be, Galvin Lingerfelt, Mike Cline, Lynn Collins and Adam Collins.

Due to the current COVID-19 situation, face masks are recommended and social distancing practices will be observed.

If you are unable to attend the visitation or funeral service, you are encouraged to sign the online registry at: www.zieglerfuneralhome.com

Ziegler Funeral Home has been entrusted with the care of Thelma Almarae Cook Roderick.

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January 27, 2021

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Ziegler Funeral Home
521 W. Madison Ave
Athens, TN 37303

Funeral Service
January 28, 2021

1:00 PM
Ziegler Funeral Home
521 W. Madison Ave
Athens, TN 37303

January 28, 2021

2:30 PM

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