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

Mary Louise

Wednesday, May 5th, 2021
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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.
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.
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  • Visitation

    Tuesday, May 11th, 2021 | 9:30am - 11:00am
    Tuesday, May 11th, 2021 9:30am - 11:00am
    Smith Funeral & Cremation Service of Athens
    1010 S. White Street
    ATHENS, TN 37303
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  • Service

    Tuesday, May 11th, 2021 | 11:30am
    Tuesday, May 11th, 2021 11:30am
    Cedar Grove Cemetery
    Hill Street
    ATHENS, TN 37303
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  • Interment

    Cedar Grove Cemetery
    Hill Street
    ATHENS, TN 37303
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    Immediately following the graveside.


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Max and Juanita Scarbrough

Posted at 11:13am
We are out of town. Sorry to miss visitation. So sad for the loss of Mary Louise. She was a dear friend and will be missed.

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Posted at 10:11am
Renea - I am sorry for your loss and pray God's comfort for you, Brad and family during this time.
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I am so sorry for the loss of your mother and want you and your family to know that we pray for her and all of you in this difficult time.

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