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Bobby Byrum
B: 1931-11-30
D: 2017-11-18
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Byrum, Bobby
Dr. James Slowey
B: 1942-09-01
D: 2017-11-10
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Slowey, Dr. James
Jimmy Parris
B: 1937-06-22
D: 2017-11-09
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Parris, Jimmy
Kyle O'Dell
B: 1972-12-27
D: 2017-11-03
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O'Dell, Kyle
Ella Black
B: 1927-03-18
D: 2017-10-29
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Black, Ella
Joe Garren
B: 1936-11-07
D: 2017-10-28
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Garren, Joe
Pauline Ware
B: 1923-07-24
D: 2017-10-20
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Ware, Pauline
Bruce Webb
B: 1935-11-01
D: 2017-10-17
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Webb, Bruce
Linda Ashcroft
B: 1941-04-27
D: 2017-10-11
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Ashcroft, Linda
Wanda Norwood
B: 1944-12-01
D: 2017-10-06
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Norwood, Wanda
David Baker
B: 1967-08-14
D: 2017-10-05
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Baker, David
Margaet Sowney
B: 1923-09-18
D: 2017-10-04
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Sowney, Margaet
Hugh Wilson
B: 1933-08-26
D: 2017-10-03
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Wilson, Hugh
Marilyn Bryson
B: 1938-09-21
D: 2017-09-29
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Bryson, Marilyn
Allyene Cranfill
B: 1923-07-09
D: 2017-09-25
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Cranfill, Allyene
Pamelia Wilson
B: 1942-02-24
D: 2017-09-22
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Wilson, Pamelia
L Bucy
B: 1931-07-27
D: 2017-09-13
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Bucy, L
Eunice Buttram
B: 1924-11-04
D: 2017-08-30
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Buttram, Eunice
Betty Wilson
B: 1929-05-18
D: 2017-08-24
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Wilson, Betty
John Milton
B: 1931-07-08
D: 2017-08-19
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Milton, John
Jewell Barnard
B: 1924-08-07
D: 2017-08-17
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Barnard, Jewell

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Bobby Byrum

November 30, 1931 - - November 18, 2017

Bobby Lynn Byrum, went to heaven to see Jesus and Jackie, November 18, 2017. He was born November 30, 1931 in Athens, Tennessee to his parents, Robert and Georgia Byrum. He graduated from McMinn County High School in 1949 and attended Tennessee Wesleyan University ( College) before going into the U.S. Navy, serving in Naval Aviation during the Korean War. On November 11, 1955 ...

Dr. James Slowey III

September 01, 1942 - - November 10, 2017

Dr. James Fergus "Jim" Slowey, III,75 of Athens, died Friday night, November 10, 2017 at his residence. He was a native of Nashville and a longtime resident of McMinn County and was a son of the late James F., Jr and Amanda Wardle Slowey. He was also preceded in death by two sons, Jerry and James F. Slowey, III. He was of the Catholic faith. He served in the U.S. Navy at the ...

Jimmy Parris

June 22, 1937 - - November 09, 2017

Jimmy Parris, 80, of Athens, passed away Thursday morning, November 9, 2017 at his home. He was a native and lifelong resident of Athens and was the son of the late Horace Hayden and Pearl Allen Parris. He was preceded in death by a sister, Elizabeth Parris Lyon, and brothers, James and Charles Parris. Jimmy was a member of the First Baptist Church of Athens for the past 50 ye ...

Kyle O'Dell

December 27, 1972 - - November 03, 2017

Kyle Lee O'Dell, 44, of Athens, passed away Friday, November 3, 2017 at U. T. Medical Center in Knoxville. He was a native of Omaha, Nebraska and was the son of the late Donald John and Janice Jean Sorenson O'Dell. He was a member of the Athens Christian Church where he served as a deacon. Kyle served with his wife as Treasurer of the Southeast Chapter of the National Federati ...

Ella Black

March 18, 1927 - - October 29, 2017

Ella Mae Thomas Black, 90, of Riceville, died Sunday October 29, 2017 at Starr Regional Medical Center. She was a native of Loudon County and longtime resident of McMinn County, she was a daughter of the late William Thomas and Dora Mae Ward Thomas Goodman Frisbie. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Robert Black, and brothers, John ,Billy Ray, and Jimmy Thomas. She ...

Joe Garren

November 07, 1936 - - October 28, 2017

Joe E. Garren, 80, of Athens, died Saturday, October 28, 2017 at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center in Knoxville. Joe was born in Monroe County and was a longtime resident of McMinn County, he was a son of the late Elbert S. and Ester Steele Garren. He was also preceded in death by an infant daughter Sharon Jo Garren, sisters, Wanda Garren, Elsie Wilburn and Louise Abernathy ...

Pauline Ware

July 24, 1923 - - October 20, 2017

Pauline (Polly) Gregory Ware, 94, of Athens, died Friday October 20, 2017, at Morning Pointe of Athens. She was a lifelong resident of McMinn County and was the daughter of the late Luster and Ruby McPhail Gregory. She was also preceded in death by her first husband Robert Sneed, and her second husband Charles Amos Ware, a son-in-law, Curt Mitchell, a granddaughter, Mia McKeeh ...

Bruce Webb

November 01, 1935 - - October 17, 2017

Bruce Dexter Webb, 81 of Athens, died Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at Starr Regional Medical Center. He was a lifelong resident of Athens and was the son of the late Floyd D. and Brucie Small Webb. He was also preceded in death by a daughter Robin Webb Marks, and sisters Virginia Henry and Vivian Yarbrough. He was a longtime member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church. He was a longtim ...

Linda Ashcroft

April 27, 1941 - - October 11, 2017

Linda Vallese Ashcroft, 76, of Athens, died Wednesday morning, October 11, 2017 at her home. She was a native of Canada, and lived many years in Hamburg, NY and Athens, TN. She was a daughter of the late Judy Gawar Wilson and the late Louis Frances Vallese. She was also preceded in death by a grandson Charles Edward Fistola, III. She was a member of the Family Worship Center, ...

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