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William Taylor
B: 1970-04-10
D: 2020-06-21
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Taylor, William
James Erwin
B: 1959-10-29
D: 2020-06-11
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Erwin, James
Walter Parkinson
B: 1932-10-15
D: 2020-06-11
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Parkinson, Walter
Johnnie Nunley
B: 1941-08-08
D: 2020-06-09
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Nunley, Johnnie
Deborah Smith
B: 1959-06-24
D: 2020-06-04
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Smith, Deborah
Roger Parks
B: 1951-03-30
D: 2020-05-29
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Parks, Roger
Robert Womac
B: 1953-10-31
D: 2020-05-28
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Womac, Robert
Max Harper
B: 1943-12-12
D: 2020-05-19
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Harper, Max
Lucille Metzgar
B: 1960-04-18
D: 2020-05-18
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Metzgar, Lucille
Jacquelyn Price
B: 1935-02-14
D: 2020-05-16
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Price, Jacquelyn
Randal Keaton
B: 1963-01-04
D: 2020-05-15
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Keaton, Randal
Zelma Arnold
B: 1929-04-11
D: 2020-05-07
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Arnold, Zelma
James Rogers
B: 1925-10-26
D: 2020-05-03
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Rogers, James
May Thornburg
B: 1936-03-16
D: 2020-05-02
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Thornburg, May
Beatrice Postell
B: 1925-12-27
D: 2020-04-25
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Postell, Beatrice
Elizabeth Johnson
B: 1929-12-01
D: 2020-04-25
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Johnson, Elizabeth
Maria Jaibat
B: 1968-06-12
D: 2020-04-11
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Jaibat, Maria
James Burger
B: 1938-11-23
D: 2020-04-02
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Burger, James
Neal Womac
B: 1933-06-11
D: 2020-03-19
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Womac, Neal
Alice Cooke
B: 1929-10-27
D: 2020-03-18
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Cooke, Alice
Angela Johnson
B: 1964-03-27
D: 2020-03-07
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Johnson, Angela

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Max Harper

December 12, 1943 - - May 19, 2020

Max Douglas Harper, 76, of Athens, passed away Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at his residence. He was a native of Georgia and was the son of the late Howard T. and Eula Lee Green Harper. He was also preceded in death by his wife Linda Flynn Harper, a sister Jewell Dean Harper, and a brother Terry Lee Harper. He was of the Christian faith and was a Mason. He was a Union journeyman car ...

Lucille Metzgar

April 18, 1960 - - May 18, 2020

Lucille (Lucy) Galinsky Metzgar, 60, of Athens, died Monday night, May 18, 2020 at her residence. She was a native of Titusville, PA and resident of Athens, she was the daughter of the late Bill Andrusky and Carolyn Crawford Denny. She was a member of East Cleveland Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband of 40 years, Roger L. Metzgar of Athens; two sons and daughters-in ...

Jacquelyn Price

February 14, 1935 - - May 16, 2020

Jacquelyn (Jackie) Stephenson Yarber Price, 85, of Monterery, TN and formerly of Athens, died Saturday, May 16, 2020 at Standing Stone Rehab Center. Jackie was a native of McMinn County and raised in Riceville, TN and was a daughter of the late James W. and Cammie Skelton Stephenson. She was also preceded in death by her first husband, Clarence Yarber and their son Michael Yar ...

Randal Keaton

January 04, 1963 - - May 15, 2020

Randal Eric Keaton, 57, of Athens, died Friday, May 15, 2020 at U.T. Medical Center in Knoxville. He was a native of McMinn County and was a son of the late Lillie Phillips Martin Keaton. He was also preceded in death by one sister, Terry Ann Martin Ridgdill; two brothers, Rodney and Jimmy Martin and his life partner, Melvin Pitcock. He served in the U.S. Army. He is survived ...

Zelma Arnold

April 11, 1929 - - May 07, 2020

Zelma Lea Arnold, 91,of Athens, TN passed away, Thursday, May 7, 2020, in St. Simons Island, GA where she relocated 6 years ago to be near her daughter. She was born in McMinn County on April 11, 1929 to the late A.T.(Tommy) and Essie Campbell Thompson. She was also preceded in death by her husband Maynard Arnold, a brother-in-law Grant Helm, and nephew Stephen Helm. She was a ...

James Rogers

October 26, 1925 - - May 03, 2020

James Lamar Rogers, age 94, of Knoxville and formerly of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, May 3, 2020. He was born in Murfreesboro, TN to the late Eliza Guy (E.G.) and Nora Moore Rogers. He was also preceded in death by his wife Margaret (Peggy) Long Rogers. He was a former long time member of Oakwood Baptist Church in Chattanooga where he was a youth Sunday School teacher for ...

May Thornburg

March 16, 1936 - - May 02, 2020

May McCamish Thornburg, 84, of Riceville, passed away Saturday morning, May 2, 2020 at Dominion in Athens. She was a lifelong resident of McMinn County and was a daughter of the late W.J. and Gedena Townsend McCamish. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Charles M. Thornburg, Sr, 3 sisters, Fay McCamish Parkison, Martha Womac, and Eleanor Gaultney, a brother, Cli ...

Beatrice Postell

December 27, 1925 - - April 25, 2020

Beatrice A. Postell, age 94, a resident of Riceville, TN went home to be with the Lord, Saturday, April 25, 2020, at Soddy Daisy Health Care Center in Soddy Daisy, TN. She was a native of Graham County, North Carolina but resided in Riceville for most of her retired life. She was the daughter of the late Ransom and Aloe Rogers Ayers. In addition to her parents she was preceded ...

Elizabeth Johnson

December 01, 1929 - - April 25, 2020

Elizabeth Ann (Libby) Johnson, Born December 1, 1929 in Athens, TN. She was the daughter of the late Harry C,Sr and Chita Elizabeth Sugart Johnson. She was also preceded in death by her brothers Harry C. Johnson, Jr. and his wife Mary E. Johnson, and James Emmette Johnson. She attended Forrest Hills Elementary, McMinn County High School where she was football queen, and graduat ...

Maria Jaibat

June 12, 1968 - - April 11, 2020

Alecia "Maria" Spence Jaibat, 51, of Athens, passed away Saturday, April 11, 2020 at Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga. Maria was a native of Autryville, North Carolina and longtime resident of McMinn County. She was a daughter of the late Doyl Lee Spence of Wausau, Florida. She was a graduate of Lakewood High School in Roseboro, NC and was a graduate of Campbell Universit ...

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