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Ronald R. Patterson, 78, of Lenoir City, and formerly of McMinn County, passed away Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019. Funeral services will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, at Calhoun United Methodist Church. Family will receive friends from 4:30 to 6:30 Tuesday prior to the service. Family and f…

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Bobbie Loren Mason, 82, of Benton, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019, at Starr Regional Health and Rehab Center in Etowah. A graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 23, at McMinn Memory Gardens. No formal visitation will be held. Bordwine Funeral Home of Etowah is in c…

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Edanna Ensminger Lawson of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, and formerly of Athens, passed away on Oct. 13, 2019, surrounded by the people she loved unconditionally. She was a daughter of the late Charles E. and Adelia F. Ensminger. She was also preceded in death by her son, Greg Lawson; brother, …

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Audine Casteel Aderhold, 86, of Etowah, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019, at Starr Regional Medical Center surrounded by family. She was preceded in death by her husband, Tom Aderhold; parents, Cecil and Cora Belle Tallent; father-in-law and mother-in-law, G.L. and Lily Ad…

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James W. “Jim” Huff, 79, of Athens, died Friday, Oct. 18, 2019, at Parkwest Medical Center. Jim was a born in Ten Mile to the late Hubert and Bonnie Harrison Huff. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Wilma Hughes Huff, and his second wife, Ann Rollins Huff. Also preceding him in deat…

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Karen June Jolley, 58, of Athens, passed away Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019, at Hospice Care Center in Chattanooga. A native of Charleston, S.C., and a longtime resident of McMinn County, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Theresa Leona Cunningham; one brother, Darrell Jolley; and paternal g…

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Connie Ann Rowland, 76, of Calhoun, passed away Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019, at her home. She was of the Baptist faith and was preceded in death by her father, Walter Erwin; mother, Virginia Lovingood; stepfather, Cecil Lovingood; and four sisters, Phyllis, Faye, Sylvia and an infant sister. Sur…

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Robert Hawkins Arnwine, “Hawk,” 73 of Athens, passed at his residence on Friday, Oct. 18, 2019. He was a Vietnam veteran, serving in the United States Army. He was the son of the late Augustine and Carrie Arnwine, and was also preceded in death by three sisters, Lelia Renfro, Almeda Goodner,…

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Angela Dawn Gillespie, 42, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019, at her residence. She was preceded in death by father, Bill Brown. She is survived by husband, Carlos Gillespie; two daughters; eight stepchildren; one grandson; mother, Martha Brown; brother, James (Heather) Brown; father-in-law,…

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Dorothy Saffell, 97, of Olathe, Kan., passed away on Oct. 14, 2019. She was a lifelong resident of McMinn County and retired from First National Bank of Etowah. Dorothy was a member of Wesley Memorial Methodist Church of Etowah. She was preceded in death by her parents, Peeler Witt and Birdi…

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Karen June Jolley, 58, of Athens, passed away Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019, at Hospice Care Center in Chattanooga. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Ziegler Funeral Home of Athens.

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Gloria Jean Kotlowski, 58, passed away on Friday, Oct. 11, 2019. She was born on July 24, 1961 to Virgil Knopps and Margie Sperley. She was preceded in death by her parents; paternal grandparents, Virgil and Evelyn Knopps, Ben and Louise Dragoo, and L.S. and Leona Knopps; and brother, John B…

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J.L. Perkinson, 83, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday morning, Oct. 13, 2019, at his home in Decatur. He was born and raised in Meigs County, where he had resided most of his life. He graduated from Meigs County High School in 1954 and attended Tennessee Tech University and Tennessee W…

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Marie “Toni” Collins, 69, of Decatur, passed away on Friday, Oct. 11, 2019. She was born in Racine, Wis., and lived in Athens for many years. Marie was an honorably discharged veteran of the United States Army. She attended Keith Memorial United Methodist Church and also Pope Avenue Church. …

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Jere Mitchell Warner, 92, died on Oct. 12, 2019, at Saint Thomas Hospital in Murfreesboro. He was a longtime resident of Murfreesboro. Born Nov. 30, 1926 in the Singleton community in Bedford County, he was fond of saying that he was born by the light of a kerosene lamp, since electricity wa…

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Lillie Lovingood Frank, 96, of Athens, passed away Monday, Oct. 14, 2019, in Sweetwater. She was a native of Murphy, N.C., and a resident of McMinn County for most of her life. A daughter of the late Charles Gordon and Amanda Johnson Lovingood, she was preceded in death by her husband, Junio…

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Charles Wayne Coffey, 87, of Athens, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019, at his residence. A native and lifelong resident of McMinn County, he was the son of the late Jess and Pearl Carter Coffey and was preceded in death by a sister, Juanita Morgan. He was a former employee of Athens Furnit…

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Jason Whittney Curtis, 45, of Riceville, passed away Monday, Oct. 14, 2019. A native and lifelong resident of McMinn County, he was preceded in death by a brother, Ricky Curtis; maternal grandfather, J.R. Crittenden; and paternal grandparents, Walter Paige and Louzelle Melton Curtis. He was …

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J.L. Perkinson, 83, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday morning, Oct. 13, 2019, at his home in Decatur. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, Oct. 15, at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church from 4 to 8 p.m. The family will also receive friends at the church on Wednesday, Oct. 16,…

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Kathy Hambaugh, 76, of Madisonville, passed away Friday, Oct. 11, 2019, at her home. She was of the Methodist faith. She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Nellie Lawson; and daughter, Missy Jolly. Survivors include husband, Pete Hambaugh; brother and sister-in-law, William an…

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Augustine “Tina” Carver Holbert, 85, of Athens, a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister, passed away Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019, at Parkwest Medical Center in Knoxville. She was a native and lifelong resident of McMinn County, a daughter of the late Lit “L.J.” and Katy …

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Milton Gene Simpson, 72, went home to Jesus on Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019, at his residence after a 4 1/2-year battle with pancreatic cancer. He was born Oct. 23, 1946, and was a lifelong resident of Bluffview Spring Farm in the Tranquility community of Athens. He was a graduate of McMinn County H…

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Donna Kay Allen Benninger, 70, of Etowah, and formerly of Spring Lake, N.Y., and Melbourne, Fla., went to be with the Lord on Oct. 10, 2019, after a long battle with cancer. Donna was preceded by her husband, Fredrick A. Benninger Sr.; parents, Andrew Allen and Pauline Wormuth; and brothers,…

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Glen Allen “Doc” Dockins, 88, a lifelong resident of Athens, passed away on Friday morning, Oct. 11, 2019, at Life Care of Athens. He was born in Athens on Nov. 2, 1930, a son of the late Artice and Ida Dockins. Doc was employed for many years with Athens Stove Works. He was later affiliated…

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Jonathon David Roach, 52, of Etowah, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019, at a local hospital. He was born on April 26, 1967 in Benton, Ill. Jonathon was of the Baptist faith and retired from Waupaca in Etowah. He enjoyed Harley Davidson motorcycles and Eagles. He was preceded in death by…

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J.L. Perkinson, 84, of Decatur, passed away on Sunday afternoon, Oct. 13, 2019, at his home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Companion Funeral Home of Athens.

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J.L. Perkinson, 83, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday morning, Oct. 13, 2019, at his home in Decatur. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, Oct. 15 at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. The family will also receive friends at the church on Wednesday, Oct.…

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William Franklin “Billy” Fox Jr., 69, of Niota, passed away Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019, at Starr Regional Medical Center. A native of West Virginia and a resident of McMinn County for nine years, he was the son of the late William Franklin Fox Sr. and Dora Ann Good. He was an avid motorcyclist…

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Alfred Richard Hampton, 63, of Madisonville, passed away on Oct. 5, 2019, at a Knoxville hospital. He was a native and lifelong resident of McMinn County. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Karen Hampton of Madisonville; one daughter and son-in-law, Nikki and Chris Jack of Tellico Plain…

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Billie Lee Reid, 85, of Englewood, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Englewood, where she served tirelessly for many years. She was preceded in death by her parents, Bruce and Anna Lou Pickel; and sister, Shirley …

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Alfred Richard Hampton, 63, of Madisonville, passed away on Oct. 5, 2019, at a Knoxville hospital. A funeral service is planned for Friday, Oct. 11, at 4 p.m., in the Athens Chapel of Companion Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 3 p.m. until the 4 p.m. funeral service. Compan…

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Jimmie Ray Brown, 76, a lifelong resident of Decatur, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019, at his home. He was born in Decatur on March 4, 1943, a son of the late George Farmer and Mary Lee Brown. Jimmie was of the Baptist faith and enjoyed spending his spare time fishing. In addition to…

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Bobbi L. Malone, 65, of Niota, passed away Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019, at her residence. A native and lifelong resident of McMinn County, she was the daughter of the late James Bobby and Rossie Lee Slack Malone. She was a member of Fairview Baptist Church, and she loved horses, music and being w…

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Gerald Matthew Mashburn, 49, of Ten Mile, born and raised in Farner, went to be with the Lord on Saturday Oct. 5, 2019, at his home. He was a member of Community Baptist Church in Farner. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing with his dad, children and friends. He also e…

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Viola Inez Runion Hester, 98, of Decatur, passed away Monday, Oct. 7, 2019, at her residence. A native of Gastonia, N.C. and a longtime resident of Meigs County, she was the daughter of the late Will Runion and Cynthia Hester Nipper and was preceded in death by her husband, Taylor Hester; in…

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Thomas “Tommy” Edward Haney, 69, of Etowah, passed away Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019, at Starr Regional Medical Center in Etowah. A native and lifelong resident of McMinn County, he was the son of the late Thomas Clifford and Pearl Kelly Haney and was preceded in death by a brother, Jerry Haney. H…

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Michael John Zuzich, 69, of Riceville, passed away on Sept. 14, 2019. He was born on July 10, 1950 in Canton, Ohio, to the late Mike and Mary Zuzich. In addition to his parents, Michael was preceded in death by one brother, Paul Zuzich. Michael is survived by his wife, Faye; his stepchildren…

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Milton Gene Simpson, 72, went Home to Jesus on Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019, at his residence after a 4 1/2-year battle with pancreatic cancer. He was born Oct. 23, 1946, and was a lifelong resident of Bluffview Spring Farm in the Tranquility community, Athens. He was a graduate of McMinn County Hig…

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Thomas “Tommy” Edward Haney, 69, of Etowah, passed away Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019, at Starr Regional Medical Center in Etowah. Funeral services will be 7 p.m. Tuesday at Zion Hill Baptist Church. Burial will be 11 a.m. Wednesday in McMinn Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends from 5 t…

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Melvina “Mae” Coleman, 63, of Decatur, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019, at Erlanger Medical Center. She was a member of Union Grove Baptist Church. She loved race cars, loved working with jewelry, working puzzles, and her little dog, Buttons. She was preceded in death by h…

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John Raleigh “J.R” Hickman, 89, of Decatur, passed away Friday, Oct. 4, 2019, at his residence. He was employed for several years with Atlas Box Company and retired from Singer Cobble Company. He was preceded in death by his parents, Eula Mae Allen Hickman and Hubert Hickman; brother, Roy Le…

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Bonnie Louise Hyde, 76, a lifelong resident of Niota, passed away on Friday, Oct. 4, 2019, at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Niota on Nov. 30, 1942, a daughter of the late Clarence and Lena Mae Thompson. Miss Bonnie was a true witness for the Lord and was loved by …

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Sally Plumlee Spradling, 73, of Meigs County, passed away Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019, at her residence. A native of Herrin, Ill., and a former resident of McMinn County for over 40 years, she was a daughter of the late Harold Maurice and Rhuetta Umeka Green Plumlee, and was preceded in death by …

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Janet Melissa (Roper) Suggs, 65, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019, at Parkwest Medical Center in Knoxville. She was a member of Concord Missionary Baptist Church. She loved her grandchildren, fishing and camping. She was preceded in death by father, James Alton Roper Sr.; …

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Ronnie A. Turpin, 70, of Englewood, passed away at 11:56 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 4, 2019, at U.T. Medical Center. He ran Legend Guitar Shop in Englewood and was a veteran of the U.S. Army. Survivors include his wife of 19 years, Terrie Turpin of Englewood; sons, Neil Turpin and fiancée, Angel T…

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Timothy David “Timmy” Webb, 41, of Athens, died early Saturday morning, Oct. 5, 2019, at home after a battle with cancer. A native and lifelong resident of Athens, he was a son of the late Raymond Larry Webb and Betty Marie Vail Webb. Timmy is survived by his best friend and companion, his d…

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Roy Samuel “Papaw” Wilson, 101, of Athens, passed away Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019, at Athens Place in Athens. He was a native and lifelong resident of McMinn County, a son of the late Charles Franklin and Inez Arlington White Wilson, and was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Geneva Robe…

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Robert Lee Cantrell, 83, of Cleveland, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019, at a local healthcare facility. He was a member of Broad Street United Methodist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lona Holcombe Cantrell; parents, William Jesse and Della Cudd Cantrell; and brother, Billy …

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Bishop Winston “Jerry” Walden, 60, of Bean Station passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019, at Parkwest Medical Center. He was born March 6, 1959 in Charleston, S.C. Jerry was a loving devoted husband, daddy, son, brother, papaw and uncle. He was a dedicated man of God in the min…