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 Birdie Hicks Witt; husband, Sam H. Saffell Jr.; one son, Jimmy Sykes; five brothers; and two sisters. Dorothy is survived by her daughter and spouse, Alice Jean and Thomas M. Brown of Olathe, Kan.; three grandsons and spouses, Todd Hancock and Heather of Athens, Chris Brown of Olathe, Kan., and Drew Brown and Natasa of Sanford, Fla.; one granddaughter Misty Sykes of Naples, Fla.; one great-grandson, Seth Hancock; and one great-granddaughter, Taylor Hancock. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be conducted on Tuesday, Oct. 22, at 2 p.m. at Serenity of Etowah Funeral Home and Cremation Services Chapel. The visitation will begin at noon prior to the memorial service with the burial to follow at approximately 3 p.m. in Green Hill Cemetery in Etowah. Send your message to the family at www.serenityfunerals.com Serenity of Etowah Funeral Home and Cremation Services is in charge of the arrangements for Ms. Dorothy Saffell.
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