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

Celia Verniece Black (Hill)

Tuesday, March 2nd, 1926 - Thursday, February 13th, 2020
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Celia Verniece Hill Black, 93, of Athens, died Thursday, February 13, 2020 at Life Care Center of Athens. She would have been 94 on March 2nd.
She was the daughter of the late W.T. and Cordie Hicks Hill. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Malcolm L. Black, two sons Kenneth and Steve Black, and several brothers and sisters.
Celia was a member of Seventh Day Adventist Church of Athens. She was a loving mother and grandmother. She has impacted the lives of us all with her Faith, Tenderness, Compassion, Unconditional Love for all and always willing to go above and beyond for all of us.
She is survived by a daughter, Cathey (Phil) Rowland of Chattanooga; two sons, Sam (Brenda) Black of Athens and Gary (Cindy) Black of Hendersonville, NC; daughter-in-law, Henrietta Black of Athens; nine grandchildren; twenty one great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Pearline Buckner of Danville, VA, and Pauline Lowe of Hickory, NC.
A funeral service will be conducted, 2:00 pm, Sunday, February 16, 2020 at Smith Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor David Wendt officiating. Interment will follow in McMinn Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 11:00am-1:30pm Sunday prior to the service.
Pallbearers will be Patrick Black, Preston Black, Dustyn Rowland, Sammy Black, Stevie Black, Chandler Hopkins, Dalyn Irons, Kanen Roberts, and Kobie Yarber.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to Amazing Facts at (916-434-3880).
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  • Visitation

    Sunday, February 16th, 2020 | 11:00am - 1:30pm
    Sunday, February 16th, 2020 11:00am - 1:30pm
    Smith Funeral & Cremation Service of Athens
    1010 S. White Street
    ATHENS, TN 37303
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  • Service

    Sunday, February 16th, 2020 | 2:00pm
    Sunday, February 16th, 2020 2:00pm
    Smith Funeral Home
    1010 South White Street
    ATHENS, TN 37303
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  • Interment

    McMinn Memory Gardens
    Old Etowah Road
    ATHENS, TN 37303
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    Immediately following the service at the funeral home.


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Darla Laudermilk Hilliard

Posted at 04:11pm
I am so sorry for your loss.

Little Feather Hill

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You were so special to me. Rest easy my sweet Auntie! until we meet again you’re in my heart. Comfort prayers for the family.

Linda Allen

Posted at 05:36pm
Sorry for your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you. Linda and Scott Allen

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Sending our deepest sympathy and prayers at your time of loss, we luv u all. The Mines Family

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