Obituaries

Mary Elrod
B: 1938-11-28
D: 2018-11-07
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Elrod, Mary
Sandra Sexton
B: 1957-11-04
D: 2018-11-02
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Sexton, Sandra
James Hornsby
B: 1925-10-14
D: 2018-10-29
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Hornsby, James
Lloyd Kimbrough
B: 1943-05-12
D: 2018-10-22
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Kimbrough, Lloyd
Ida Griggs
B: 1928-11-18
D: 2018-10-22
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Griggs, Ida
Nancy Anderson
B: 1934-02-22
D: 2018-10-22
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Anderson, Nancy
Chad Swafford
B: 1968-08-02
D: 2018-10-12
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Swafford, Chad
Mary Bartlett
B: 1927-08-04
D: 2018-10-08
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Bartlett, Mary
Sara Wilson
B: 1937-05-02
D: 2018-10-03
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Wilson, Sara
Mark Case
B: 1957-06-28
D: 2018-09-14
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Case, Mark
Fred Rowland
B: 1951-07-29
D: 2018-09-13
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Rowland, Fred
Steve Garren
B: 1958-06-11
D: 2018-08-29
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Garren, Steve
Glenda Edwards
B: 1951-09-17
D: 2018-08-18
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Edwards, Glenda
Millie Fields
B: 1925-06-04
D: 2018-08-10
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Fields, Millie
Merita Head
B: 1939-07-28
D: 2018-08-10
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Head, Merita
Tavie Slack
B: 1921-07-09
D: 2018-08-05
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Slack, Tavie
James Christman
B: 1936-08-27
D: 2018-07-25
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Christman, James
John Moessinger
B: 1927-07-23
D: 2018-07-19
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Moessinger, John
Reba Reagan
B: 1945-02-26
D: 2018-07-08
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Reagan, Reba
Evelyn Mullins
B: 1942-09-21
D: 2018-06-30
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Mullins, Evelyn
Lee Willett
D: 2018-06-29
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Willett, Lee

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Jerry Dover

March 28, 1941 - - May 08, 2018

Jerry Lee Dover, 77, of Riceville, peacefully passed away on Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at his home. He was preceded in death by his parents, Dennis T. Dover and Annie Stubblefield Dover, a daughter, Regina Allen, and sister, Mary Dover Humphreys. Jerry was originally from Ringgold, GA, where he owned and passionately operated Dogwood Valley Farms. He received his bachelor's degree ...

William Dender

October 27, 1929 - - December 05, 2017

Judge William Madison Dender, Sr. 88, of Etowah, TN, passed away on Tuesdayevening, December 5th, 2017. A lifelong resident of McMinn County, he was a son of the late Robert Emil Dender, Sr. and Sue Ellen Cox Dender. Bill was a graduate of the University of Tennessee at Knoxville for both his undergraduate and his Law degrees. He was an accomplished attorney in Etowah for 65y ...

Nancy Dooley Burn

July 27, 1929 - - November 24, 2017

Nancy Wilkins Dooley Burn, 88, of Athens, died Friday morning, November 24, 2017 at Starr Regional Medical Center in Athens. Nancy was a native of Detroit, Michigan but lived most of her life in McMinn County and was a daughter of the late Thomas E, Sr. and Alice Schilke Wilkins. She was also preceded in death by her first husband, Thomas S. Dooley, her second husband, William ...

Margaret Downey

January 13, 1933 - - March 17, 2017

Margaret Francis Downey, 84, of Athens, died Friday morning at NHC of Athens. She was a native of Murfreesboro, TN and a long time resident of Smith County, TN and McMinn County since 2004. She was a daughter of the late Fred G. and Tibbie Travis Francis. She was also preceded in death by her husband William "Bill" Henry Downey and a son Donnie McCullough. She was a member of ...

Aaron Denham

April 25, 1962 - - September 01, 2016

Aaron Todd Denham, 54, of Ten Mile and formerly of Athens, died early Thursday morning, September 1, 2016 at his residence. He was born in Charleston, South Carolina and longtime resident of Athens. He was a member of Keith Memorial United Methodist Church. He served in the U.S. Navy for 7 years and was associated with Tenova at Turkey Creek as a Respiratory Therapist. He is su ...

Warren Dougherty

March 22, 1984 - - June 16, 2015

Warren McLean Dougherty left us brokenhearted today. He leaves behind his precious daughter, Willow Marie, whom he loved so much, and his parents, Blan and Kathy, and sister and brother-in-law, Betsy and Russell Henson that loved him so much as well as his new nephew, Ryland Jack. While he searched several years to find peace, in the end, peace found him. McLean was jovial, co ...

Jule Duke

March 11, 1926 - - February 20, 2015

Jule Davis Duke, 88, of Athens, died Friday morning, February 20, 2015, at Wellington Place of Athens. He was a native of Macon County, Georgia and longtime resident of McMinn County, and was the son ot the late William C. and Pearl Davis Duke and was also preceded in death by his wife Johnsie Elliott Duke and a son Jule D. Duke, Jr. He was a member of Keith Memorial United M ...

Don DenUyl

October 24, 1933 - - September 24, 2014

Don DenUyl 80, of Ten Mile passed away, early Wednesday morning, September 24, 2014 at his residence. Don was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan on October 24, 1933, and was raised in West Lafayette, Indiana. He was a resident of Athens, TN for 32 years before moving to Greenville, SC and then retiring to Ten Mile, TN. He was preceded in death by his parents, Hazel Kuhl and Danie ...

Barbara Dodson

February 08, 1935 - - March 24, 2014

Barbara McIntyre Dodson, 79, of Athens, died early Monday morning, March 24, 2014 at Life Care Center of Athens A native of Jellico and longtime resident of McMinn County, she was a daughter of the late William C. and Edith Ridenour McIntyre. She was a member of Keith Memorial United Methodist Church where she was a past President of Keith United Methodist Women, past President ...

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