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1010 S. White Street
P.O. Box 99
ATHENS, TN 37371-0099
Phone: 423-745-3013
Fax: 423-745-7733
Betty Garren

Betty Lou Garren (Thompson)

Tuesday, April 2nd, 1940 - Wednesday, September 4th, 2019
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Betty Lou Thompson Garren, 79, of Athens, died Wednesday morning, September 4, 2019 at Starr Regional Medical Center.
She was a lifelong resident of McMinn County and was a daughter of the late Elisha and Viola Cranfill Thompson. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Joe E. Garren, and an infant daughter, Sharon Jo Garren.
She was a faithful member of Eastanallee Baptist Church and was associated with Bowaters as an Accounts Payable Clerk for 30 years. Her happiest moments were sitting on the couch quilting or appliquéing while watching a ballgame surrounded by her family.
She is survived by two daughters and one son-in-law, Elisha and Eric Arnett of Athens and Patti Garren of Atlanta, GA; two grandsons, Gavin and Austin Arnett; one brother, Thomas Grant Thompson of Athens and several cousins, nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be conducted, 2:00 pm, Saturday, September 7, 2019 in the chapel of Smith Funeral Home with Rev. Miles Creasman officiating. Interment will follow in Eastanallee Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 12:00-2:00 pm, Saturday, prior to the service.
Pallbearers will be Billy Parkinson, Bill Harmon, Billy Joe Garren, Shawn Lingerfelt, Jeremy Lingerfelt and Ronnie Albert. Honorary Pallbearers will be Bob Wilson, Jim Davis and Cecil Elliott.
The family suggests memorials be made to Eastanallee Baptist Church, 482 County Road 725, Riceville, TN 37370 or Grace and Mercy Ministries, 714 Walter Street, Athens, TN 37303.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Saturday, September 7th, 2019 | 12:00pm - 2:00pm
    When
    Saturday, September 7th, 2019 12:00pm - 2:00pm
    Location
    Smith Funeral & Cremation Service of Athens
    Address
    1010 S. White Street
    ATHENS, TN 37303
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  • Service

    Saturday, September 7th, 2019 | 2:00pm
    When
    Saturday, September 7th, 2019 2:00pm
    Location
    Smith Funeral Home
    Address
    1010 South White Street
    ATHENS, TN 37303
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  • Interment

    Location
    Eastanallee Cemetery
    Address
    482 CR 725
    RICEVILLE, TN
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    Immediately following the service at the funeral home.

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Deloris Hunt

Posted at 02:01pm
We have many fond memories of the Garren Family living across the street from us in Houser Hills. Can't remember better neighbor's anywhere. Love and prayers for all her family during this sad time. Emmitt and Deloris Hunt
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Jerry Shamblin

Posted at 09:35pm
our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
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Becky & Brian Shell

Posted at 07:57pm
Our thoughts & prayers are with your family Becky & Brian Shell
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Pat Brown

Posted at 04:19pm
Sorry to hear about Betty.
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David & Becky Leamon

Posted at 08:53am
With our sincere sympathy.
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