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Allen Boyd
B: 1924-09-16
D: 2021-07-18
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Boyd, Allen
Marion Goodwin
B: 1945-07-02
D: 2021-07-16
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Goodwin, Marion
Russell Slusser
B: 1959-05-22
D: 2021-07-15
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Slusser, Russell
Thomas Grayson
B: 1945-08-24
D: 2021-07-09
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Grayson, Thomas
Margaret Womack
B: 1931-07-19
D: 2021-07-03
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Womack, Margaret
George Harbison
B: 1941-11-03
D: 2021-07-03
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Harbison, George
William Trotter
B: 1928-09-26
D: 2021-06-30
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Trotter, William
Wheeler Wattenbarger
B: 1934-12-25
D: 2021-06-20
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Wattenbarger, Wheeler
Mildred Coleman
B: 1941-07-27
D: 2021-06-19
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Coleman, Mildred
Delores Palmore
B: 1938-09-16
D: 2021-06-16
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Palmore, Delores
Thomas McDaniel
B: 1928-01-28
D: 2021-05-28
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McDaniel, Thomas
Fay Smithson
B: 1927-10-05
D: 2021-05-26
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Smithson, Fay
Mary Tennyson
D: 2021-05-05
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Tennyson, Mary
Carrie Moore Hashe
B: 1937-11-28
D: 2021-05-04
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Moore Hashe, Carrie
Betty McKenzie
B: 1933-12-29
D: 2021-05-03
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McKenzie, Betty
Donna Rice
B: 1952-12-01
D: 2021-05-01
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Rice, Donna
Heather Moton
B: 1978-01-25
D: 2021-04-29
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Moton, Heather
Patricia Parker
B: 1933-02-21
D: 2021-04-24
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Parker, Patricia
Leila Gamble
B: 1930-01-31
D: 2021-04-22
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Gamble, Leila
Laverne Patterson
B: 1932-11-25
D: 2021-04-08
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Patterson, Laverne
Ila Key
B: 1934-02-05
D: 2021-03-26
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Key, Ila

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Allen Boyd

September 16, 1924 - - July 18, 2021

Allen Douglas Boyd born September 16, 1924, died Sunday, July 18, 2021 at University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville. He was the son of the late John Henry Boyd, Sr. and Rosabel White Boyd. He was preceded in death by his brother, John H. Boyd, Jr. and sister, Phyllis Majorie Boyd Bohannon. He served with the 380th Bomb Group and with the 375th Troop carrier Group in ...

Marion Goodwin

July 02, 1945 - - July 16, 2021

Marion Mitchell (Mickey) Goodwin, 76, of Signal Mtn., TN, passed away Friday, July 16, 2021. He was born on July 2, 1945, to Clarence Ivan Goodwin and Sarah Boyd Goodwin. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Elaine Nunley Goodwin, to whom he was happily married from 1974 to 1984. He was also predeceased by his parents, a brother, Gary (Wanda) Goodwin of Soddy Daisy, TN ...

Russell Slusser

May 22, 1959 - - July 15, 2021

Russell Byrd Slusser, 62, of Athens, passed away Thursday night, July 15, 2021 at his home. He was a longtime resident of McMinn County and was a son of the late Bob and Barbara Wooliver Tucker. He was also preceded in death by a son Christopher Charles Slusser, and brothers, Pete, George, Charles, and Colin Slusser. He was of the Baptist faith. He is survived by his wife of 4 ...

Thomas Grayson

August 24, 1945 - - July 09, 2021

On July 9, 2021, Thomas Michael Grayson, loving husband, father, brother, and grandfather passed away at the age of 75 surrounded by his family. He was a longtime resident of McMinn County. Mike loved baking, photography, gardening, bird watching, the mountains, and music. His passion was motorcycles. He was a free spirit much like his mother. He had a deep love for his fam ...

Margaret Womack

July 19, 1931 - - July 03, 2021

Margaret Walker Womack, 89, of Athens, passed away Saturday, July 3, 2021 at her home. She was a native of McMinn County but lived in Chattanooga for 47 years before moving back to the Riceville area. She was a daughter of the late William and Ollie Bledsoe Walker and was also preceded in death by her husband Samuel Howard Womack. She was a member of the Eastanallee Baptist Ch ...

George Harbison

November 03, 1941 - - July 03, 2021

George Edward Harbison, 79, of Calhoun, passed away, Saturday, July 3, 2021 at his home in the arms of his loving wife. He was a native of Hobart, Indiana and longtime resident of McMinn County, he was a son of the late Jesse and Fern Gruber Harbison. He was a very active member of First Baptist Church of Calhoun, where he served as an Usher, was a Sunday School teacher, and wa ...

William Trotter

September 26, 1928 - - June 30, 2021

William Curtis Trotter, 92, of Athens, passed away Wednesday, June 30, 2021 at his home. He was a lifelong resident of McMinn County, was born and raised in the Wesleyanna Community. He was a son of the late Robert H.(Bob) and Dicie Kathryn Armstrong Trotter. He was also preceded in death by his wife Helen Ingram Trotter, sisters, Lena Minge, Marie Howell, and Naoma Trotter, ...

Wheeler Wattenbarger

December 25, 1934 - - June 20, 2021

Rev. Wheeler Ogle Wattenbarger, 86, was born December 25,1934. He peacefully passed away at Starr Ridge Medical Center in Athens on June 20, 2021 with his daughter and son-in-law by his side. Ogle was a graduate of Niota Elementary, McMinn County High School, Tennessee Wesleyan College and received his Master of Divinity degree from Chandler School of Theology at Emory Universi ...

Mildred Coleman

July 27, 1941 - - June 19, 2021

Mildred Russell Plemons Coleman, 79, of Athens, passed away Saturday, June 19, 2021 at her home. She was a native of Englewood and lifelong resident of McMinn County and was a daughter of the late Hugh and Lillie Bell Walker Russell. She was also preceded in death by her first husband, James (Jim) Plemons, second husband, Carl Coleman, sisters, Wanda Cate, Marie Nichols, Mae W ...

Delores Palmore

September 16, 1938 - - June 16, 2021

Delores "Dee" Jenkins Palmore, 82, of Athens, passed away Wednesday, June 16, 2021 at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center in Knoxville. She was native of Sweetwater and a longtime resident of McMinn County, she was a daughter the late Paul and Effie Anderson Jenkins. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Alan Andrew Palmore, and a sister Wilma Solomon. She was a lo ...

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