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Della “Sue” Farmer Barnes, 81, of the Hillsview/Short Creek community went home to be with her Lord at her residence on Saturday morning, April 4, 2020. A native and lifelong resident of Riceville, Sue was the daughter of the late Lester and Thelma Kibble Farmer. She was also preceded in dea…

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Sarah Steed Byers, 81, went to be with the Lord on Monday, March 30, 2020. She passed peacefully at home under the care of her family and Hearth Hospice. Sarah was born on Nov. 18, 1938. Her family was her greatest joy. She was a homemaker until her youngest children were in elementary schoo…

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James Lynn “Jim” Burger, 81, of Athens died Thursday, April 2, 2020, at his residence. Jim was a lifelong resident of McMinn County and was a son of the late Herbert A. and Willie Mae Culberson Burger. He was also preceded in death by two sisters and four brothers. He is survived by a specia…

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Donald Henry Latham, 73, of Englewood passed away peacefully on Friday, April 3, 2020, at home surrounded by his loving family. He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Edna Latham; two brothers, Clarence and Raymond Latham; and one sister, Linda Latham. He is survived by his lovi…

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Scott Dwayne McCosh, 50, of Athens, passed away Friday, April 3, 2020, at his home. He was born in Ft. Polk, La., and was a longtime resident of McMinn County. Scott was a veteran of the U.S. Army, employed with Wacker in Charleston, and was a member of Clear Springs Baptist Church. He is su…

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Daniel Eugene Rue, 77, of Athens, died Friday, April 3, 2020, at Starr Regional Medical Center of Athens. He was a native and lifelong resident of Athens and was a son of the late Austin and Pearl Sneed Rue. Daniel was preceded by two sisters, Viola Wilcox and Frances Rhinehart; along with o…

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Bright, Gracie Lee Wilson, 91, of the Mt. Harmony community near Riceville passed away Saturday, April 4, 2020, at the home of her daughter in Panama City, Fla. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Ziegler Funeral Home of Athens.

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Elisabeth “Libby” Walker Willson, 77, of Knoxville, passed away peacefully on March 31, 2020, at Elmcroft Assisted Living of West Knoxville. Libby attended the University of Tennessee and was a member of the Alpha Chi Omega sorority. She was an active member of West Hills Baptist Church, ser…

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Ernest Barton, 87, of Niota passed away Thursday, April 2, 2020, at Starr Regional Medical Center in Athens. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Ziegler Funeral Home of Athens.

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Gerald James Litchford, 72, of Athens, passed away Sunday, March 29, 2020, at Starr Regional Medical Center of Athens. He was a native and resident of Chicago, Ill., for 40 years, a former resident of Rockford, Ill., and a resident of McMinn County for 12 years. He was a son of the late Jame…

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James Crandall White Jr. (Jim, Jimmy, Sarge), 65, of Athens passed away in his home on March 18, 2020. A future memorial may be held by the Church of Latter-day Saints in Athens and a private memorial will be held by the family in Massachusetts at a later date. Arrangements are being handled…

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Fred W. McKinney, 85, passed away Friday, March 27, 2020, at Etowah Health Care Center. A native of McMinn County, Fred was one of seven children born to the late Pleas and Hailey McKinney. He grew up in the Brush Creek community. Fred worked for Mayfield Dairy Farms as a sales representativ…

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Jerry Lynn Brock, age 71 of Niota passed away Friday March 27, 2020 surrounded by his loving family at his residence. He was a loving husband and father of four. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Carol Brock. There will be no formal services.

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Emmitt “E.W.” Cooley, 84, of Etowah passed away Friday, March 27, 2020, at his residence. He retired from Bowater after 38 years of service. He was preceded in death by his parents, Burley and Ethel Cooley; brothers, Fred Cooley and Jackie Cooley; and sisters, Margie Cooley Smith and Barbara…

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Thomas David Brakebill, 75, of Niota passed away on Thursday, March 26, 2020, at his home from natural causes. He was born in Knoxville on Feb. 13, 1945, a son of the late Lewis and Allie Brakebill. He was a member of the Army National Guard. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in de…

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J.R. Cooper, 95, a lifelong resident of Etowah, passed away Friday, March 27, 2020. He was preceded in death by his parents, James Robert and Cora Cooper. He is survived by his loving wife, Edythe Cooper; daughter, Patricia Cooper Nelson (Stephen); grandchildren, Amber Nelson Holland (Chris)…

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Floy Louvina McNabb, 96, of Athens passed away Friday, March 27, 2020, at Life Care of Athens. A native and lifelong resident of McMinn County, she was the daughter of the late Thomas Winston and Nellie Whiteside McNabb. She was of the Baptist faith, worked at Oak Ridge during World War II, …

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Roy S. Robertson Jr., 95, of Olmstead, Ky., passed away on Friday, March 27, 2020, at his home. He was born in Cleveland, Va., on Aug. 18, 1924 to the late Roy S. Robertson Sr. and Lelia Combs Robertson. He was a farmer and member of Dripping Spring Baptist Church. He owned three dairy farms…

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William Donald Barr Jr., 72, of Athens passed away Tuesday, March 24, 2020, at Starr Regional Medical Center in Athens. A native of Ionia, Mich., and a longtime resident of McMinn County, he was the son of the late William Donald Barr Sr. and Alma Louise Bigsby Barr and was preceded in death…

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Kenneth “Ken” Thurman Howell, 88 of Englewood, passed away Tuesday, March 24, 2020, at Starr Regional Medical Center of Athens. He was born in 1931 near Burgess Falls in White County, a son of the late Ray and Ova Howell, and was preceded in death by his lovely wife, Berta Mildred Howell; tw…

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Ray Fagg, 76, of Ten Mile, passed away on Friday, March 20, 2020, at his home. He was the owner and operator of Foshee Pass Campground. He was the son of the late Rob and Helen Fagg was preceded in death by wife, Shirley Fagg; and one brother, J.E. Fagg. Survivors include his wife; Charlene …

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Norma Jean Hutcheson, 54, of Athens passed away on Saturday, March 21, 2020, at her home. She was born in Bradenton, Fla., on Sept. 2, 1965, a daughter of the late John Kirkland and Clara Coyle. Norma is survived by her loving husband, James Hutcheson; three daughters, Ann Buechner, Brandy H…

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Mrs. Zelma Beatrice McClure, 86, of Athens departed this life on Wednesday, March 18, 2020. She was the loving wife of Mr. Charles Edward McClure Sr., who preceded her. She was born Aug. 13, 1933, to Samuel “Page” and Beatrice Hart Nash, and was raised in Newark, N.J., until her high school …

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Alice Robeson Cooke, 90, of Athens died peacefully on Wednesday, March 18, 2020, at Starr Regional Medical Center in Athens with her grandsons by her side. Alice was originally from Newport, born to the late Dr. Edward and Sallie Ottinger Robeson, but lived in Athens since her high school an…

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Benny Ray Walden, 76, of Niota went home to be with the Lord Jesus at 10:45 a.m. on Sunday, March 22, 2020. He was the son of the late Ed and Mae Walden and the brother of the late Cliff Walden and Nick Walden. Ray was a gentle giant of a man. He always had a smile and a kind word. He worked…

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Ethel M. Wood, 70, of Sweetwater passed away March 19, 2020. She was preceded in death by her son, William Jackson Carter IV; parents, Beverly Calliehill “B.C.” Wood and Lucille Endsley Wood; and brother, Charles Richard “Dick” Wood. She is survived by her husband, Charlie Donaldson of Sweet…

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Rosetta Howard Keaton, 86, of Athens, died Friday, March 20, 2020, at NHC of Athens. She was a native and lifelong resident of Athens and was a daughter of the late Virgil and Bessie Gentry Howard. Several sisters and brothers also preceded her in death. Rosetta was retired from Thomas &…

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Eugene Martin, 88, of Athens passed away on Tuesday morning, March 17, 2020, at his home. He was born on Oct. 25, 1931 in Decatur, a son of the late Ernest and Bertha Martin. Eugene was of the Baptist faith. He was an avid sports fan who loved watching Westerns and flying planes. In addition…

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Neal R. Womac, 86, of Calhoun passed away Thursday afternoon, March 19, 2020, at Morning Pointe of Athens. He was a lifelong resident of McMinn County and was the son of the late Felix and Lennis Shamblin Womac. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Jean Wallace Womac; and his sec…

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Debra Brown, 65, of Athens passed away Monday, March 16, 2020, at her residence. A native of Dayton, Ohio, and a resident of Kentucky and Tennessee most of her life, she was the daughter of the late Admiral Dewey and Hazel Yvonne Jordan Shockey. She was a member of Marshall Hill Baptist Chur…

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Debra Brown, 65, of Athens, passed away Monday, March 16, 2020, at her residence. A native of Dayton, Ohio, and a resident of Kentucky and Tennessee most of her life, she was the daughter of the late Admiral Dewey and Hazel Yvonne Jordan Shockey. She was a member of Marshall Hill Baptist Chu…

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Billy R. Casteel Sr., 82, of Etowah, passed away Monday, March 16, 2020. He was preceded in death by his wife, Bonnie L. Holcomb Casteel; son, Billy Ray Casteel Jr.; sister, Phyllis Dean Colboch of Etowah; and brother, Charles Edward Casteel of Etowah. He was a son of the late Charles and El…

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Marquis deLafayette Dotson Sr., 94, passed on Thursday, March 12, 2020, in a Franklin healthcare facility. He was a longtime member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church in Athens, where he served as chairman of the deacon board and Sunday school teacher of the adult class for many years. He retire…

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Carol Brown Arnwine, 65, of Athens, passed away Thursday, March 12, 2020, at Starr Regional Medical Center in Athens. A native of Riceville and a lifelong resident of Athens, she was a daughter of the late William and Johnie Mae (Looney) Brown, and was preceded in death by her grandparents, …

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Anna Mae Duckett Ross, 69, of McDonald, passed away on Sunday, March 15, 2020, at a Cleveland hospital. She was born in McMinn County on Jan. 20, 1951, a daughter of the late Claude H. and Mary Ella Katherine Duckett. Anna was of the Baptist faith. In addition to her parents, she was precede…

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Ricardo Saucedo, 23, of Athens passed away Thursday, March 12, 2020, at Tennova Turkey Creek in Knoxville. He was a native of Reading, Pa., and a longtime resident of McMinn County. Survivors include his mother and stepfather, Veronica Pulido and Rolando Castillo; his father, Martin Saucedo;…

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Bernice Smith, 70, of Etowah went home on Thursday, March 12, 2020. Awaiting her were her son, Dale Smith, and her husband, Doyle Smith. She was the daughter of the late Troy Lee Gibson and the late Wilma “Marie” Bearfield Lewis. She was of the Baptist faith and was a member of Mountain View…

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John Herschel Smith, 95, of Athens passed away Wednesday, March 11, 2020, at Tennova Medical Center of Cleveland. A native of Newport and a resident of McMinn County most of his life, he was the son of the late Mack Clinton “M.C.” and Mamie Kate Holt Smith. He was preceded in death by his wi…

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Norman Denzil Burke, 88, of Athens went home to be with his Lord on Wednesday, March 11, 2020, surrounded by his family. Denzil was the son of the late Fred Blackman and Clara Naomi Burke. Denzil was a veteran of the Korean Conflict, stationed in Germany. He was a member of the Tennessee Arm…

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Kenneth H. Gay, 90, of Englewood departed this life on Wednesday, March 11, 2020, at Parkwest Medical Center in Knoxville. Born on March 29, 2020 to the late Floyd and Annis Johnson Gay, he had lived all his life in McMinn County. Kenneth worked at Alcoa Aluminum for 43 years, was a faithful…

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Ray Lee Johnson Jr., 84, of Oak Ridge, passed away on Monday, March 9, 2020, at his home with his family by his side. He was born July 1, 1935 in Corbin, Ky., and later graduated from Corbin High School and Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Ga. Ray was a loving father, grandfather,…

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Brenda R. Kesley, 72, of McDonald went home to be with the Lord peacefully on Monday, March 9, 2020, with her husband and children by her side. Brenda was a devoted Christian who loved the Lord and was a member of Greenwood Baptist Church. She devoted her life to helping others and was a fai…

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Melvin B. “Mel” Moates, 78, of Tallahassee, Fla. passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020. He was born in Etowah on July 13 1941 to the late Charles H. Moates and Blanche Silvers Moates. He married his bride, Joody C. Burger on Sept.17, 1960. They were married for 59 years. He was a veteran of t…