Ronald Younger
B: 1939-01-23
D: 2019-02-20
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Younger, Ronald
Charles Rowland
B: 1957-08-10
D: 2019-02-14
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Rowland, Charles
Betsy Perry
B: 1929-09-11
D: 2019-02-12
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Perry, Betsy
Kenneth Parson
B: 1961-06-16
D: 2019-02-10
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Parson, Kenneth
Trudy Plemons
B: 1924-02-16
D: 2019-02-08
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Plemons, Trudy
Douglas Jackson
B: 1943-10-24
D: 2019-01-29
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Jackson, Douglas
Robert Buttram
B: 1945-02-13
D: 2019-01-26
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Buttram, Robert
Joseph Schickler
B: 1944-02-10
D: 2019-01-21
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Schickler, Joseph
Herbert King
B: 1925-05-02
D: 2019-01-19
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King, Herbert
Nina Kinder
B: 1929-10-28
D: 2019-01-19
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Kinder, Nina
James Dodson
B: 1933-10-30
D: 2019-01-18
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Dodson, James
Mary Cate
B: 1925-12-12
D: 2019-01-10
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Cate, Mary
William Chesnutt
B: 1938-10-05
D: 2018-12-31
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Chesnutt, William
Wayne Hicks
B: 1935-02-14
D: 2018-12-31
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Hicks, Wayne
Barbara Duckett
B: 1932-06-09
D: 2018-12-27
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Duckett, Barbara
Timothy Oden
B: 1981-12-19
D: 2018-12-10
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Oden, Timothy
Merna Jaquish
B: 1935-07-08
D: 2018-12-09
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Jaquish, Merna
Arnett Kilpatrick
B: 1918-04-28
D: 2018-12-09
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Kilpatrick, Arnett
Mildred Cormell
B: 1943-09-17
D: 2018-12-05
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Cormell, Mildred
Richard Daniels
B: 1951-12-18
D: 2018-12-03
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Daniels, Richard
Helen O'Donnell
B: 1937-12-24
D: 2018-11-27
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O'Donnell, Helen


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William Chesnutt Jr

October 05, 1938 - - December 31, 2018

William Porter “Bill” Chesnutt died, Monday, December 31, 2018, at home peacefully surrounded by family and friends in Athens, TN after a lengthy battle with Parkinson’s Disease at the age of 80. Bill was born on October 5, 1938 in Englewood, Tennessee. A graduate of McMinn County High School in 1956, Bill attended North Carolina State University and the ...

Wayne Hicks

February 14, 1935 - - December 31, 2018

Wayne Eugene Hicks, 83, of Englewood, passed away Monday, December 31, 2018 at Starr Regional Medical Center in Etowah. He was a lifelong resident of McMinn County and was a son of the late O.H. and Lora Marshall Hicks. Wayne was a teacher for 18 years at McMinn County High School (Alternative Program), and retired from the U.S. Army after 23 years of service, having served dur ...

Barbara Duckett

June 09, 1932 - - December 27, 2018

Barbara Eaton Duckett, 86, of Corryton, TN, died Thursday, December 27, 2018 in a Knoxville hospital. She was a native of McMinn County and was a daughter of the late Earl and Effie Fain Eaton. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Clay Aaron Duckett and a daughter, Nina Conley. She was a member of Bell's Campground Baptist Church. She is survived by granddaughters, M ...

Timothy Oden

December 19, 1981 - - December 10, 2018

Timothy David Oden, 36, of Athens, died Monday, December 10, 2018.. He was a lifelong resident of McMinn County and was a son of the late Randall Oden and Mary Nell Mabes. He was also preceded in death by his grandparents, Bob and Ruth Miller, and an uncle Bob Miller. He was a graduate of McMinn County High School and was a self employed carpenter. He is survived by his son, Qu ...

Merna Jaquish

July 08, 1935 - - December 09, 2018

Athens, Tennessee—Merna Ruth Swayne Jaquish, age 83, passed away from complications of cancer on December 9, 2018.She was born July 8, 1935, to Allen and Ruth (Mitchell) Swayne in Evelyth, MN. Her parents moved around the country with her father’s job in the U.S. Forest Service, so she spent time in MN and CA, and the bulk of her childhood was in east TN. She met her future ...

Arnett Kilpatrick

April 28, 1918 - - December 09, 2018

Lieutenant Colonel Arnett E. Kilpatrick, Retired, of Riceville, Tennessee and a former resident of Nassau Bay, died on Sunday morning, December 9, 2018. Arnett was born on April 28,1918,in Athens, Tennessee, to the late Elias and Elizabeth Shoemaker Kilpatrick. He graduated from Sweetwater High School in Sweetwater, TN and earned a degree in Mathematics from Trinity University ...

Mildred Cormell

September 17, 1943 - - December 05, 2018

Mildred Diane McMahan Cormell, 75, of Athens, died Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at Etowah Health Care. She was a lifelong resident of McMinn County and was a daughter of the late Harry and Vivian Wiggins McMahan. She was also preceded in death by her daughters, Amy Suzanne and Elizabeth Cormell, a son, Robert Earl Cormell, and grandparents, Bessie and John Wiggins. Diane was a ...

Richard Daniels

December 18, 1951 - - December 03, 2018

Richard Wayne Daniels, 66, of Decatur, died Monday night, December 3, 2018 at Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga. He was a native of McMinn County and longtime resident of Decatur and was a son of the late Richard and Emma Arnold Daniels. He was also preceded in death by a son Richard Wayne Daniels, Jr, and his father-in-law, Robert Tuggle. He was of the Baptist faith. He was a ...

Helen O'Donnell

December 24, 1937 - - November 27, 2018

Helen Marie Hoogland O'Donnell, 80, of Athens, died Tuesday night, November 27, 2018 at Life Care Center of Athens. "Curiosity is one of the most permanent and certain characteristics of a vigorous intellect."-Samuel Johnson. If there's one defining characteristic of Helen Marie Hoogland O'Donnell's life, it is curiosity. Helen never lost the ability to seek out new experience ...

Jackie Fagg

November 09, 1941 - - November 26, 2018

Jackie Joe Fagg, 77, of Athens, passed away Monday, November 26, 2018 at Starr Regional Medical Center. He was a lifelong resident of Athens and was a son of the late Jordan Hampton and Mary Ranzey McKeehan Fagg. He was also preceded in death by a sister Virginia Fagg Coleman. Jackie was an avid fisherman, hunter, and a former member of the McMinn County Rescue Squad. He was ...

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