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

Ila Blan "Blan" Key (Parks)

Monday, February 5th, 1934 - Friday, March 26th, 2021
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Ila Blan Parks Key, 87, of Athens, passed away Friday, March 26, 2021 at her residence.
She was a lifelong resident of McMinn County and was the daughter of the late Walter and Elma Carmichael Parks. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Fred L. Key, and daughter Karen Walker.
She was a member of Mt. Harmony Baptist Church #2 in Riceville and was a member of the Athens Chapter #159 Order of the Eastern Star.
She is survived by three daughters and spouses, Debbie and Darrell Malone, Nancy and Roy Holmes and Amy Key all of Athens; three granddaughters and spouses, Heather and Mike Erwin, Ashleigh and Miguel Maria and Julie and Jeffery Haney; four grandsons, Jeremy Brown, Jake and wife Sarah Holmes, Jesse Lee Walker, and Matthew Ryan Walker;eleven great-granddaughters, Moriah, Hannah and Chloe Erwin, Jaida, Anneliese, Penelope Maria, and Matti Walker, Londyn and Marcianna Walker, Sophie Holmes and Hallee Haney; and four great-grandsons, Isaiah Maria, Braxton Walker, Finnley Holmes, Hudson and Harrison Haney.
A funeral service will be conducted 7:00 pm, Wendesday, March 31st in the chapel of Smith Funeral Home with Rev. Garry King officiating. The committal service will be 11:00 am, Thursday, April 1st in Riceville Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 4:00-6:30 pm Wednesday at the funeral home prior to the service.
Pallbearers will be Mike Erwin, Jeffery Haney, Jake Holmes, Miguel Maria, Jesse Walker a Matt Walker.
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  • Visitation

    Wednesday, March 31st, 2021 | 4:00pm - 6:30pm
    Wednesday, March 31st, 2021 4:00pm - 6:30pm
    Smith Funeral & Cremation Service of Athens
    1010 S. White Street
    ATHENS, TN 37303
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  • Service

    Wednesday, March 31st, 2021 | 7:00pm
    Wednesday, March 31st, 2021 7:00pm
    Smith Funeral Home
    1010 South White Street
    ATHENS, TN 37303
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  • Interment

    Riceville Cemetery
    County Road 80
    RICEVILLE, TN 37370
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    Committal service will be 11:00 am, Thursday , March 31st


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Ginger Walker

Posted at 12:46am
Such a beautiful soul and the kindest heart.. a blessing in my life. Love u nana

Sandra Erwin Clan ... Matt , Julee, Jackie and fa

Posted at 09:59am
It has been a joy to have you in our lives. Great times , good food and wonderful friendship. We will miss you.
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Our thoughts and prayers are with you. For Debbie
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Nana, it will never feel as though we got enough time with you. Papaw needs you now and I know you will continue looking down on us. I love you!
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