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Mary Driskell Futral, 86, of Athens, passed on to her heavenly home on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019, at her residence. For all of her life, Mary loved God with all her heart as her first priority. Mary was born in Atlanta, Ga., to the late Rev. Earl Palmer and Myrtle Shelley Driskell. She was prec…

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Veda Davis Miller, 93, of Decatur, went home to the Lord on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019, at her home surrounded by her family. She was a lifelong resident of Decatur (Meigs County) and was a daughter of the late Sam H. and Maggie Lee Davis. She was also preceded in death by her dear husband of 68…

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Hazel Lee Jones Visage, 93, of Athens, was blessed to go to her eternal home on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019. A native and resident of McMinn County, she was the daughter of the late Ernest L. and Mary Stanton Jones. She was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Gordon “Bud” Visage; and a …

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Aprell Wheeler, 69, passed away Dec. 5, 2019. She was preceded in death by her parents, the Rev. Walter Lee Hindmon Jr. and Lillie Mae Hindmon; and great-grandson, Connor Parsley. She is survived by her children, Michelle (Terry) Scholtz of Ringgold, Ga., and Lindsay (Jerry) Harris and Marti…

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Mary Futral, 86, of Athens, died Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019, at her residence. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home of Athens.

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Michael Ray Frye, 54, a lifelong resident of Athens, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019, at his home. He was born on Dec. 7, 1964 in Athens, a son of the late Harvey and Betty Frye. Michael was a member of Victory Temple Church in Lenoir City. He was a truck driver for many years and enj…

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Amanda Kay Sheppard, 40, a lifelong resident of McMinn County, passed away on Wednesday evening, Dec. 4, 2019, at her home. She was born in Athens on Nov. 20, 1979. Amanda was of the Christian faith and had previously worked at Cracker Barrel. She loved crafts and spending time with her fami…

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Elizabeth “Toye” Ann Collier, 75, of Athens, passed away on Friday, Nov. 29, 2019, in the comfort of her own home. She was a graduate of J.L. Cook High School Class of 1962, and a member of St. Mark A.M.E. Zion Church in Athens. She was a retiree from Thomas & Betts Corporation after 40-…

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Thomas Ray Reeves, 72, of Etowah, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019, at his home. He was born on Oct. 6, 1947 in Polkville, Miss. Thomas was of the Baptist faith and attended First Baptist Church of Athens. He was an honorably discharged veteran of the U.S. Navy after faithfully serving…

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Geneva Leona Goforth Sewell, 86, of Athens, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019, at her residence. She was a native of Meigs County, a resident of McMinn County most of her life, a daughter of the late Jess Goforth Sr. and Bertha Crook Goforth, and was preceded in death by her husband, Jay G…

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Floyd T. Smith, 92, of Englewood, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019. He served in the U.S. Navy and was a avid farmer. He was a son of the late Obie H. and Florence E. Jenkins Smith and was preceded in death by his wife, Esther V. Smith; and daughter, Shelia Hohnhorst. He is survived by…

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Judy Ruth Byram, 73, of Englewood, passed away Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019, at Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga. A native of Dennis, Miss., she was the daughter of the late Kelly Bulise and Ruth Mildred Tidwell Byram. She was a member of Central Church of Christ and worked for Mills Produc…

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Jean Jiles Wilson, 94, of Athens, passed away on Friday, Nov. 29, 2019, at Raintree Terrace Senior Living in Knoxville. A native and resident of McMinn County for most of her life, she was a daughter of the late Leroy “Toke” Rose and Thelma Rose Harwell Webb, and was preceded in death by her…

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Hazel Cate Davis, 85, of Riceville, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019. Hazel was born on May 26, 1934 in Athens to the late “E.E.” and Teddy Cate. She was a lifelong resident of Riceville and a member of Cedar Springs United Methodist Church. Hazel worked as a bookkeepe…

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William Scott “Bill” Key, 73, a lifetime resident of McMinn County, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019, at his home. Bill was born in Chattanooga on Oct. 31, 1946, a son of the late Ted and Ann Key. He was of the Baptist faith and a member of Meadowfork Church of Calhoun. Bill was an av…

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Carl Edgar Lichlyter, 80, of Englewood, passed away peacefully at 10:15 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019, surrounded by his family. He was of the Church of God faith. He was a native of Monroe County and a longtime resident of McMinn County. He was a very loving husband, father, grandfather, …

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Joe Ben Maynor, 69, of Knoxville, passed away Thursday, Nov.28, 2019. He was a son of the late Ben Ogle Maynor and a member of Parkwest Church of God in Dutch Valley. He was preceded in death by his wife, Connie Rene Maynor. Survivors include his mother, Wanda Jean Corvin Maynor; son, Joe Be…

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Donald Starr, 86, of Chattanooga, died Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019. Don was born to Luther J. Starr and Grace Heiskell Starr on Sept. 8, 1933. He graduated from Sweetwater High School and was a veteran of the United States Army. He retired from Athens Furniture Company and has lived in Chattanoo…

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James Ralph Nelson, 70, of Athens, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019, at Parkwest Hospital in Knoxville. He was a native of Harriman and a former resident of Bradley County before moving to McMinn County over 46 years ago. Ralph was the son of the late Henry Jackson and Ruby Stegall Nelson …

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Bernyce Howe Thigpen, 94, of Rogersville, daughter of the late Thomas Newton Howe Sr. and Birdie Mitchell Howe, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019, in Athens surrounded by her family. She was born in Rogersville on Dec., 6, 1924. Bernyce was a former employee of the Tennessee Valley Author…

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Ronald “Ron” Ray Rankin, 73, of Athens, passed away Monday, Nov. 25, 2019, at his residence. A native of Bellaire, Ohio, and a longtime resident of McMinn County, he was the son of the late Robert Earl and Mary Irene Kidder Rankin. Ron coached softball and loved to ride his Harley. He retire…

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William Larry Borden, 84, of Englewood, passed away Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019. He was a son of the late Gib and Pauline Borden and was preceded in death by his wife, Joyce Lela Borden; and sister, Annie Borden Derrick of Etowah. He was a native and lifelong resident of Englewood and a lifetime m…

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Corrine Geraldine Moore Ensley, 68, of Athens, passed away Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019, at Starr Regional Medical Center in Athens. A native and lifelong resident of McMinn County, she was the daughter of the late Richard Lee and Cecil Irene Inman Moore. She was preceded in death by her husband, S…

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William Martin, 44, of Lenoir City, departed this life on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019, at Fort Loudon Medical Center. Born in Athens on Jan. 6, 1975 to Dean Martin and Joyce Lethco Martin, he lived the past 20 years in Lenoir City and enjoyed traveling, watching Tennessee football and spending t…

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William Larry Borden, 84, of Englewood, passed away Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019. A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 27, at McMinn Memory Gardens. Family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 26, in the chapel of Bordwine Funeral Home. Bordwine Funeral Home of…

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James Sanford “Jim” Burnette, 84, of Riceville, went home to be with his Lord early Saturday morning, Nov. 23, 2019, surrounded by his family. Jim was born May 25, 1935 in Knoxville to the late John and Lou Ella Morrow Burnette. He was preceded in death by his sister, Jean Carter of Titusvil…

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William Roy Carver, 91, of Athens, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, Nov. 22, 2019. He was a son of the late Roy and Elza Carver and was preceded in death by his wife, Doris Carver; and sister, Mary Webb. Survivors include his daughters and sons-in-law, Jean and Bill Clark …

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Jeremiah Joshua Guffey, 35, of Athens, passed away Friday, Nov. 22, 2019, at Starr Regional Medical Center. A native and lifelong resident of McMinn County, he was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Mildred Anderson; and paternal grandparents, George and Ruby Guffey. Jeremiah lov…

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Norman Lee Saylor Sr., 81, of Decatur and formerly of Martinsburg, W.Va., passed away on Friday, Nov. 15, 2019. He was a son of the late Daniel and Sarah Kimes Saylor and was preceded in death by his sons, Kevin Saylor and Jonathon Saylor. Survivors include his children, Debora (Jim) Erwin a…

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John F. Hassell Jr., 65, of Madisonville, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019, at Sweetwater Hospital. He was born in Highpoint, N.C., a son of the late John and Armanda Hassell. John moved to Athens in 1998 and later relocated to Madisonville. He was a member of Keith Memorial United Method…

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Mary Catherine Jordan Jones, 72, of Etowah, went home to be with her Lord on Friday, Nov. 22, 2019, at her home surrounded by her family. She was a native of Washburn. She was a daughter of the late Frank and Mae Jordan and was preceded in death by her one sister, Wanda Seal; and four brothe…

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Margaret Louise Fugate White, 91, of Decatur, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Nov. 22, 2019, at her home with her family at her side. She was a daughter of the late Carl and Ida Reed Fugate and was a member of the Walnut Grove Baptist Church for over 65 years, where she was active i…

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Alicia Lynn Williams, 52, of Etowah, departed this life on Tuesday, Nov. 19,2019, at Erlanger Medical Center. A native and lifelong resident of McMinn County, she was formerly employed with The DPA and was of the Baptist faith. A graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 25, a…

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Geraldine C. Ensley, 68, of Athens, passed away Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019, at Starr Regional Medical Center. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Ziegler Funeral Home of Athens.

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Bonnie Sue Key Moses, 76, of Athens, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019, at Laurel Brook Nursing Home in Dayton. A native of Rochester, Mich., and a longtime resident of McMinn County, she was the daughter of the late Virgil and Eula Mae Key and was preceded in death by her husband, Charles …

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Tommy Dwight Moses, 70, of Athens, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019, at his son Keith’s residence in Niota. A native and lifelong resident of McMinn County, he was the son of the late Charlie and Anna Mae Moses and was preceded in death by his wife, Sharon Guffey Moses; and son, Robbie M…

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Lawrence Wade Boring, 88, of Benton, passed away Monday, Nov. 18, 2019, at his home. He was a member and retired deacon of the First Baptist Church of Benton. He retired from M&M Mars in 1993 and was also a retired farmer. Lawrence was a past master of Masonic Conasauga Lodge 396 F&A…

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James Roy “Jimmy” Fain, 76, of Englewood, passed at his residence on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019. At a young age, he joined Star Bethel Baptist Church in Etowah. He graduated from Cook High School in Athens, and right after graduation joined the United States Army, where he served during the Vie…

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Helen (Hulse) Powell, 92, went to be with the Lord and Savior on Nov. 19, 2019. She was a resident of Athens, and formerly of Albany, N.Y. She attended Union Chapel UMC. Helen was a loving daughter, mother and grandmother. She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Edna Hulse; lov…

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Imogene Russell Raper, 86, of Athens, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019, at the home of her sister, Mildred Coleman. A native and lifelong resident of McMinn County, she was the daughter of the late Hugh and Lillie Walker Russell and was preceded in death by her husband…

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Lena Mae Watson, 72, of Madisonville, passed away on Monday, Nov. 18, 2019, at the University of Tennessee Medical Center. She was born in Athens on April 15, 1947 to the late Hugh Russell and Lillie Walker Russell. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her late husbands, …

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Lena Mae Watson, 72 of Madisonville, passed away on Monday, Nov. 18, 2019. A combined graveside service is planned for Lena and her sister on Thursday, Nov. 21, at 4 p.m., at Sunrise Cemetery in Englewood. Companion Funeral Home of Athens is honored to assist Lena’s family with these arrangements.

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Lawrence Wade Boring, 88, of Benton, passed away Monday, Nov. 18, 2019, at his home. The funeral will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 22, at Lebanon Baptist Church. Interment will follow in Lebanon Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on Friday at…

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Imogene Russell Raper, 86, of Athens, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday in the chapel of Ziegler Funeral Home. Burial will be 4 p.m. Thursday in Sunrise Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Thursday at…

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James Roy “Jimmy” Fain, 76, of Englewood, passed on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019. Graveside services will be held on Friday, Nov. 22, at 11 a.m. at Chattanooga National Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Thursday afternoon from 3 to 6 p.m. at M.D. Dotson & Sons Funeral Home. Service…

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Imogene Raper, 86, of Athens, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019, at her residence. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Ziegler Funeral Home of Athens.

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Bonnie Moses, 75, of Athens, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019, at Laurel Brook Nursing Home in Dayton. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Ziegler Funeral Home of Athens.

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Vernell Ray Sherlin entered into eternal rest on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019. She was born in Rhea County to Ella Mae (Bidwell) and Ples Ray. She was a longtime resident of Sweetwater. Survivors include her son, Joseph Michael Sherlin of Remington, Va.; daughter, Cynthia Sherlin Loomis of Kingsp…

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Elizabeth “Bib” Williams, 89, of Etowah, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019. She was a daughter of the late Fred and Cora Stewart. She was raised by her grandparents, Monte and Molly Ward. She was preceded in death by her two sisters, Barbara DePover and Earnes…

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Dick Stiles, 75, of Englewood, departed this life on Saturday evening, Nov. 16, 2019, at Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga. A native and lifelong resident of McMinn County, he was the son of the late Walter and Zoe Daugherty Stiles, was an avid logger, and enjoyed spending time outdoors…