Mary Louise Liner Tennyson, 74, of Hixson and formerly of Athens, TN and Palm Coast, Fla, passed away Wednesday night, May 5, 2021 at her home.
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She was a native of McMinn County and was a daughter of the late Erbie and Minnie Lou Snyder Liner. She was also preceded in death by her husband William Robert Tennyson, Sr. and her son William Robert Tennyson, Jr.
Mary was a member of Burks United Methodist Church in Hixson, TN. She was a 1964 graduate of McMinn County High School, had attended Tennessee Wesleyan College (University) and had attended Alverson Draughon Business school in Huntsville, Ala. She was employed with Volunteer Electric Coop for 29 years in Information Systems until her retirement.
Mary was a former member of the Athens Garden Club, the McMinn County Republican Women's Club where she was a former secretary, she was named 2013 Woman of the Year by the McMinn County Republican Women's Club, she was a former member of the Palm Coast Elks Lodge #2709 in Palm Coast, Fla, and a past associate member of FOP Lodge #171 in Palm Coast, Fla .
She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Brad and Renea Tennyson of Hixson, TN; grandchildren, Porsha Giltnane, Riley Tennyson, and Olivia Tennyson; several great-grandchildren; two step daughters, Rhonda Gray of Athens and Cynthia Brackfield of Knoxville; three step-grandchildren, Shelly Perry, Kelly Melton, and Leanna Ballew; one nephew, Scotty Tennyson; three nieces, Lisa, Lydia, and Lori Tennyson; and special friends, Diane Hutsell Bradley, Janice Cunningham Burris, and Lynda Roderick Dougan.
A graveside service will be conducted, 11:30am, Tuesday, May 11th at Cedar Grove Cemetery with Rev. Erbin Baumgardner officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 9:30am-11:00am prior to the graveside service.
The family wishes to give a special thanks to Hospice of Chattanooga, and special care givers, George Culver, Rebecca Mullis, and Amarya Eubanks.