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 Gather Sewell on Feb. 11, 1994; son, Wayne Sewell; two brothers, Jess Goforth Jr. and Ruel Goforth; and two sisters, Una Mae Denton and Irene Howard. She retired from Magic Chef Manufacturing Company in Cleveland. after 18 1/2 years of service and was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include daughter and son-in-law, Faye and Johnny Renner of Calhoun; daughter-in-law, Edna Sewell of Athens; brother, Dee Goforth of Athens; four grandchildren and spouses, Michael (Ashley) Renner, Danah (Blake) Weese, Tiffany (Gary) Fay, and Dustin (Janna) Sewell; great-grandchildren, Lexy (Austin) Bradam, CoCo and Channing Mitchell, Jules and Brody Weese, and Hogan Sewell; great-great-grandchildren, Isaiah, Neyland, and Ryder Bradam; special niece, Jean Womac; special neighbor, Dorthy Gunter; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be 7 p.m. Friday in the chapel of Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home with the Rev. Mike King officiating. Interment will be noon Saturday in Short Creek Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Butch Carman, Dustin Sewell, Michael Renner, Gary Fay, James Parks, and Austin Bradam. The family will receive friends from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Condolences may be sent at www.laycock-hobbs/notices/Geneva-Sewell Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home of Athens is in charge of arrangements.

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