Apr 15, 2012
April 15, 2012
Brownie Cline, 94, of Englewood, died Sunday morning, April 15, 2012, at Athens Regional Medical Center.
He was born in McMinn County and had lived in California for 16 years, before returning to McMinn County for the rest of his life. A son of the late Charles Dudley and Gertie Mae Casteel Cline, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Dolly Sarah Maples Cline; his second wife, Cecil Cline; one son, Bobby Ray Cline; one sister, Anna Mae Maples; two brothers, Shorty and Elbert Cline; and one grandson, Kevin Eugene Cline. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served during World War II, and was a former employee of Burlington Woolen Mills.
Survivors include two daughters, Helen Christine Price of Athens, and Joan Williams of North Carolina; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Johnny Marion and Dean Cline and Brownie Eugene and Jewel Cline, all of Athens, and Gary Williams of Virginia; 16 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; 30 great-great-grandchildren; several cousins, nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Pat O\'Brien of North Carolina.
Funeral services will be 7 p.m. Wednesday at Ziegler Funeral Home with the Rev. Roger Fairman officiating. Burial will be 10 a.m. Thursday in Sullins Cemetery with military honors.
Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
If you are unable to attend the visitation or service, sign the guest registry at www.zieglerfuneralhome.com
Ziegler Funeral Home of Athens is in charge of arrangements.