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Willie Ruth Williams

February 9, 1935 ~ October 28, 2020 (age 85)


Willie Ruth Dyke Williams, age 85, of Athens, passed away Wednesday, October 28, 2020, at Life Care Center of Athens.

Willie was a native and life time resident of McMinn County.  She was the daughter of the late Luther and Lola Mae Bowers Dyke.  She is preceded in death by sisters Eva Buckner, Sue Cline, infant sister Trula Dyke and brother Ricky Dyke.

Willie was a member of Fairview Baptist Church.  She worked for Independent Life for 29 years and retired from Walmart in Madisonville after 16 years.

Survivors include;

Daughter Janet Casteel of Englewood;

Sons Stan Williams and wife Sue Kurowski of Kapolei, HI, Doug Williams of Englewood;

Granddaughter Ashley Renner and husband Tyler;

Grandson Jacob Casteel;

Sisters Bobbie Holden of Athens, Shirlene Raper of Riceville, Faye Anderson and husband Stan of Etowah, and Mary Dyke of Englewood;

Several Nieces and Nephews.

The family will receive friends from 6 - 8 PM Friday, October 30 at Ziegler Funeral Home. 

Graveside services will be at 11 AM, Saturday October 31 in Mars Hill Cemetery in Englewood with Rev. Allen Watson officiating.

Family and friends will be serving as pallbearers.

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Ziegler Funeral Home has been entrusted with the care of Willie Ruth Williams.

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October 30, 2020

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Ziegler Funeral Home
521 W. Madison Ave
Athens, TN 37303

October 31, 2020

11:00 AM
Mars Hill Cemetery, Englewood

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