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Jerry Lee Barker, 69, of Etowah went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, June 1, 2020, surrounded by his loving family. Jerry retired from Olin Chemicals after 43 years of employment, and also worked for Bookouts Tire and Lube. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert “Bob”…

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Dr. Thomas W. Williams, 91, of Etowah went home to be with the Lord on Monday, June 1, 2020. He was born in Kansas City, Mo., to the late Walter and Henrietta Williams. He was a practicing board certified physician for over 40 years. He graduated from Washington University Medical School in …

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Karen Elaine Crowder, 57, of Riceville passed away on Wednesday, May 27, 2020, at her home. She was born in Sweetwater on April 27, 1963, a daughter of William and Rose Buckelew. She is survived by her husband, Calvin Crowder, along with numerous other extended family members and a host of f…

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Zully Amara Vasquez, 58, of Athens passed away on Tuesday, May 23, 2020, at her home. She was born on June 14, 1961 in Guatemala. She worked for many years as a teaching assistant in the McMinn County School System. She will be forever remembered and loved by all those that had the privilege…

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Sarah Lou “Bill” Williams Shultz, 99, passed away on Saturday, May 30, 2020. She was born and raised near the South Liberty community in McMinn County; born Nov. 2, 1920 to Walter and Jewell Williams. She was the third of six children. She graduated from Claxton School and after she graduate…

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Melinda Gail Denton, 46, of Madisonville, passed away on Wednesday, May 27, 2020, at UT Medical Center in Knoxville. She was born in Bryan, Texas, on Feb. 25, 1974. Melinda loved animals and spending time with her family and friends. She will forever be remembered as a very loving and giving…

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Phyllis Irene Jones, 67, of Athens, went home to be with her Lord on Saturday morning, May 30, 2020, at Starr Regional Medical Center of Athens. Phyllis was a native and lifelong resident of Athens and was preceded in death by her parents, Kenneth and Johnnie Roberts Jones Dennis Kenneth; al…

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Cedric C. Sharp Sr., 63, of Etowah went to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, May 29, 2020, at his residence. He was a member of Real-Life Christian Ministries in Chattanooga; retired from J.M. Huber; and loved to fish, be on the tractor, and stay busy helping others. Cedric loved the Lo…

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Robert Earl Womac, 66, of Riceville, died Thursday, May 28, 2020, at his residence. Robert was a lifelong resident of McMinn County and was a son of the late Glenn V. and Jean Haynes Womac. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Donna Gail Higgins Womac; and a brother, Thomas Irvin Womac…

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Lorenzo “Dog” Brown, 56, of Etowah died Tuesday in a Knoxville hospital. He was a graduate of McMinn Central High School. He put his focus on his children and being a provider for his family. He was preceded in death by his mother, Gertrude Shultz Brown; brothers, Cedric Brown, Fredrick Brow…

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Timothy David Bryson, 49, of Englewood went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, May 26, 2020. He passed away at University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville. Tim is the son of Margaret Bain of Etowah, and the late Harold Dwayne Bryson of Etowah. Survivors include his lovin…

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L.A. Helms, 85, of Athens passed away on Thursday, May 14, 2020, at a Sweetwater hospital. He was born on July 20, 1934 in Putman County, a son of the late Arlie and Alta Helms. He is survived by his daughter, Deborah; and numerous other extended family members and a host of friends. The fam…

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Glen Everett Mashburn, 52, of Athens passed away Wednesday, May 27, 2020, at his residence. A native and lifelong resident of McMinn County, he was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, E.A. and Anna Hicks Mashburn; maternal grandparents, Dennis and Stella Purdy McKee; and father-i…

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Patsy Darlene Russell Watson, 66, of Benton passed away Wednesday morning, May 27, 2020, at her residence. A native of Athens and a longtime resident of Polk County, she was a daughter of the late Ray and Ruth Dean Moore Russell, and was preceded in death by a son, Stephen Gregory; two grand…

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Myrtle Marie Stephens, 96, of Athens passed away Thursday, May 28, 2020. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Bordwine Funeral Home of Etowah.

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Sharon Renee Anderson Grubb, 54, of Athens passed away on Monday, May 25, 2020. She was a graduate of McMinn County High School and was an honorably discharged veteran of the United States Army after faithfully serving her country during Desert Storm. She was preceded in death by her father,…

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Markel Shan Lawson, 57, of Timmonsville, S.C. passed away in his home on Friday, May 22, 2020. Mark was born in Dalton, Ga., the son of Frank Harriel Lawson and the late Roma Seals. Mark taught in public schools and coached youth sports in the Pee Dee (S.C.) for many years. He loved his stud…

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Jay M. Ricker, 76, of Decatur passed away Tuesday, May 26, 2020. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and spending time with family. He was preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Hazel Pittman Ricker; sisters, Mary Jane Hunter and Jessie May Steele; and brothers, Homer Lee Ricker and Lester Rick…

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Gary Lee Dawson, 70, of Philadelphia passed away on Thursday, May 21, 2020, at Sweetwater Hospital. He was born on July 17, 1949, and was preceded in death by his parents, Claude and Alma Dawson Jr.; and brother, Gene Dawson. Survivors include his wife, Beverly Dawson; sons, Michael Dawson o…

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Frankie “Sue” Green Hayes, 74, of Niota passed away May 22, 2020, at Parkwest Medical Center. A native of and lifelong resident of McMinn County, she was the daughter of the late James and Hazel Linticum Green and was preceded in death by brother, Jimmy Green; and sister, Mary Cass. Sue was …

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Lottie Nora King, 92, of Decatur passed away on Thursday, May 22, 2020. She was a daughter of the late Charlie and Mattie Moses Colbaugh and was preceded in death by her sisters, Agnes Colbaugh and Annie Hendricks; and her brothers, Johnny Colbaugh, the Rev. Clifford Colbaugh, Hobert Colbaug…

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Clarence Edwin “Eyes” Moore, 63, of Athens passed on Thursday, May 21, 2020. He was a member of Lane Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church and attended McMinn County High School. He had a warm smile and was a very kind-hearted person. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Moore and Anna Belle …

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Bailey Nicole Smith, 17, of Soddy Daisy passed away on May 19, 2020, at Erlanger in Chattanooga. She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Kathy Travis; great-grandfather, Raymond McElroy; great-grandmothers, Helen McElroy and Diane Grubb; and uncle, Adam Travis. Survivors include her pa…

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Bill Standridge, 71, of Cleveland departed this life on May 21, 2020. He was born in West Tennessee and spent a majority of his life in McMinn County. He was a member of Double Springs Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon. Bill served his country in Vietnam as a member of the U.S. Mar…

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Randy D. Aikman, 59, of Athens passed away on Tuesday afternoon, April 28, 2020, at Parkwest Medical Center in Knoxville. He was born in Decatur on Sept. 11, 1960, a son of the late Lawrence Aikman and Beatrice Cranfield Aikman. He was an honorably discharged veteran of the United States Nav…

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Max Douglas Harper, 76, of Athens passed away Tuesday, May 19, 2020, at his residence. He was a native of Georgia and was the son of the late Howard T. and Eula Lee Green Harper. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Linda Flynn Harper; a sister, Jewell Dean Harper; and a brother, Terry…

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Kimberly Cox Curtis Hutsell, 60, of Athens passed away Tuesday morning, May 19, 2020, at U.T. Medical Center in Knoxville. A native of Crossville and a longtime resident of McMinn County, she was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Leroy “C.L.” Hutsell; paternal grandparents, Bobby and El…

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Michael Lee Knox, 71, of Cleveland, and formerly of McDonald, passed away Wednesday, May 20, 2020, at his residence. He was a native of McMinn County, a son of the late William L. “Bill” and Lee Pardue Knox, and was preceded in death by brother, James Donald “Don” Knox. He retired as a senio…

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Glenn Edward Pierce, 68, of Niota passed away Tuesday, May 19, 2020, at Sweetwater Hospital. A native of Plymouth, N.C., he was raised in Athens, was a former resident of Sevierville, and was a current resident of Niota for the past 15 years. He was a son of the late Garland E. “Jack” and Gw…

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Jessy Thompson, 31, of Athens passed away Saturday, May 16, 2020. A native of Jacksonville, Fla., and a resident of McMinn County most of her life, she was preceded in death by her Papaw, James Thompson. She is survived by her parents, Constance Thompson of Athens, and Raymond Webb of Ricevi…

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Diane James Colbaugh, 68, of Decatur passed away on April 17, 2020, at her home with her loving husband and best friend, Rosco, by her side. She was a member of Cottonport Baptist Church and a lifetime member of AmVets Post 90. She was preceded in death by parents, Alvin and Virginia James; …

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Randal Eric Keaton, 57, of Athens died Friday, May 15, 2020, at U.T. Medical Center in Knoxville. He was a native of McMinn County and was a son of the late Lillie Phillips Martin Keaton. He was also preceded in death by one sister, Terry Ann Martin Ridgdill; and two brothers, Rodney and Jim…

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William George Clark, “W.G.,” 77, of Athens passed Friday, May 15, 2020, at a local health care facility. He worked many years as a machinist, but was widely known as owner and operator of Liberty Pawn Shop & Trading Post. He had great spirit for people and enjoyed being with his family.…

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Jacquelyn "Jackie" Stephenson Yarber Price, 85, of Monterey, and formerly of Athens, died Saturday, May 16, 2020, at Standing Stone Rehab Center. A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, May 20, at McMinn Memory Gardens with the Rev. Pete Mullins officiating. Due to the…

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Billie Ruth Bowers Poteet Shadden, 83, of Englewood passed away on Saturday, May, 16, 2020. A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, May 19, at McMinn Memory Gardens. There will be no formal visitation. Bordwine Funeral Home of Etowah is in charge of arrangements.

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William George Clark, “WG,” 77, of Athens passed Friday, May 15, 2020, in a local health care facility. The body will lie in state and a private service will follow on Wednesday, May 20, at 11:30 a.m. in the chapel of M.D. Dotson & Sons Funeral Home. Interment will be in Chattanooga Nati…

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Junior R. Allman, 78, of Athens passed away on Sunday, May 17, 2020. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, May 20, at McMinn Memory Gardens. There will be no formal visitation. Bordwine Funeral Home of Etowah is in charge of arrangements.

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Mary Winona “ Winnie” (Hutsell) Axley passed peacefully on May 14, 2020, at the age of 94 at Life Care Center of Athens. She was loved by her family and friends and will be missed dearly. Winnie was born on Feb. 8, 1926, to the late Clyde and Sarah Hutsell and was preceded in death by her hu…

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Jerry Cox, 71, of Etowah departed this life on Thursday, May 14, 2020, at his home. Born on Jan. 31, 1949, to the late Jack and Ruth Cox, he was a native and lifelong resident of McMinn County and was of the Christian faith. Jerry was a veteran of the United States Army, serving his country …

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Gladys Elaine Green, 87, of Knoxville, and formerly of Athens passed away Thursday, May 14, 2020, at Island Home Park Health & Rehab. She was a member of Genesis Baptist Church of Athens. Survivors include husband, Roy Edward Green; son and daughter-in-law, Jeff and Anja Green of Knoxvil…

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Betty Jean Kibble Hicks, 89, of Gas City, Ind., and formerly of Riceville, went home to be with her Lord on Thursday, May 14, 2020, at Colonial Oaks Health & Rehab in Marion, Ind. Jean was a native of Decatur and a longtime resident of McMinn County, before moving to Indiana. She was a d…

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Randal E. Keaton, 57, of Athens, died Friday, May 15, 2020, at U.T. Medical Center in Knoxville. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Smith Funeral & Cremation Services of Athens.

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Mr. Bobby Womac passed away on May 9, 2020 in Augusta, Ga. He was a native of McMinn County, and had lived in Georgia most of his life and on Lake Sinclair since 1983. Mr. Womac was a retired machinist from the Empire Manufacturing Company in Atlanta. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force a…

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Wendell Lee Beck, 73, a native of McMinn County and a resident of Monroe County, passed away Tuesday, May 12, 2020, at U.T. Medical Center following a farming accident. Wendell owned and operated Beck’s Florist for 40 years, was an avid farmer, a beekeeper, and loved talking to people. He ne…

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Michael Odoran Crockett, 86, of Englewood passed away on Wednesday, May 13, 2020, surrounded by his family. He retired from Lockheed Martin after 32 years of service. He enjoyed farming, gardening, and raising cattle. After his retirement, he took up flea marketing. He loved life, the outdoo…

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Sherrie Sue Parks Jenkins, 73, of Athens passed away Tuesday, May 12, 2020, at her residence. She was born in Lampasas, Texas, and was a resident of McMinn County for most of her life. A daughter of the late E.B. and Beulah “Boots” Parks, she was preceded in death by a son, Kevin Grant Jenki…