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David Ray Burger
David Ray Burger, 77, of Englewood, passed away unexpectedly following a heart attack, Monday, Jan. 17, 2022 at Starr Regional Medical Center in Athens. He was a lifelong resident of McMinn County and was a son of the late Millard and Dorthy Ray Burger. He was also preceded in death... Read More
Smith Funeral & Cremation Services
Published in The Daily Post-Athenian on Jan. 20, 2022.
Themis Ross Casteel Jr.
Themis Ross "TR" Casteel, Jr, 68, a local businessman and farmer, passed away peacefully, Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022, at his home. He fought a courageous battle with cancer and stayed strong until the end. He was a native of McMinn County and was a son of the late Imogene (Jean) Torbett... Read More
Smith Funeral & Cremation Services
Published in The Daily Post-Athenian on Jan. 20, 2022.
Jimmie Sue Knox
Jimmie Sue Knox, 81, of, Etowah, Tenn., went to her heavenly home Sunday, Jan. 16, 2022. Jimmie was a member of Double Springs Baptist Church. She worked at Sears Catalog in Etowah for many years. She also worked at Profitt's and various medical offices. She was a graduate of Etowah... Read More
Bordwine Funeral Home - Etowah
Published in The Daily Post-Athenian on Jan. 20, 2022.
Pamela J. Wolff
Pamela J. Wolff, 75, of Athens, Tenn. passed away Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022, at Starr Regional Medical Center of Athens. She was a native of Houston, Texas and a resident of McMinn County for over 20 years. She was a daughter of the late LeRoy and Mildred Knight and was preceded in... Read More
Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home - Athens
Published in The Daily Post-Athenian on Jan. 20, 2022.
Troy Allen Womac
Troy Allen Womac, 57, of Athens, passed away Friday, Jan. 14, 2022, at Parkwest Medical Center in Knoxville. Troy was a native of Athens and lifelong resident of McMinn County. He was the son of the late Bobby Gene Womac and Delores Ann Wilson Womac. He was also preceded by his wife... Read More
Ziegler Funeral Home Inc
Published in The Daily Post-Athenian on Jan. 20, 2022.
Tuesday, January 18, 2022
Martha Bowers "Frances" Coleman
Martha "Frances" Bowers Coleman, 83, of Etowah went home to be with Jesus on Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022. She was a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She was a lifelong member of Conasauga Baptist Church in Etowah. She enjoyed spending time with her family, especially... Read More
Bordwine Funeral Home - Etowah
Published in The Daily Post-Athenian on Jan. 18, 2022.
Virginia Jo Howard Gee
Virginia Jo Howard Gee, 92, of Riceville passed away on Jan. 13, 2022, at the Martin-Boyd Christian Home Assisted Living in Chattanooga near her daughter. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Felix Gee, on March 24, 1998. She was preceded in death by her parents, John... Read More
Ziegler Funeral Home Inc
Published in The Daily Post-Athenian on Jan. 18, 2022.
Martina Calhoun Malone
Martina Calhoun Malone, 88, of Athens passed away early Friday, Jan. 14, 2022, after a long fight with Alzheimer's. She was a daughter of Jess and Ethel Calhoun. She was a lifelong resident of McMinn County and was a member of McMahan Calvary Baptist Church. She was married 51 years... Read More
Smith Funeral & Cremation Services
Published in The Daily Post-Athenian on Jan. 18, 2022.
Jean Chandler Patrick
Jean Chandler Patrick, 73, of Athens passed away Jan. 14, 2022, at Life Care of Athens. She was a lifelong resident of McMinn County, a daughter of the late Thomas O'Neil and Cecile Davis Chandler, and was preceded in death by husband, Jim L. Patrick; two sisters, Carolyn Collins... Read More
Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home - Athens
Published in The Daily Post-Athenian on Jan. 18, 2022.
Evelyn Alfreda Solsbee Robinson
Evelyn Alfreda Solsbee Robinson, 75, of Athens, and formerly of Niota, went home to be with her Lord on Jan. 14, 2022. Evelyn was a 1965 graduate of McMinn County High School and was a former employee of Crazy Ed's Truck Stop Restaurant, where she worked until her health forced her... Read More
Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home - Athens
Published in The Daily Post-Athenian on Jan. 18, 2022.
Tyrone Pepito Santos
Tyrone Pepito Santos, 53, of Athens transitioned to his heavenly home on Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022. He was born Jan. 7, 1968 in Bronx, N.Y. He grew up in the Bronx, where he graduated from Yonkers High School. He entered into the United States Army in 1987 at the age of 19, where he... Read More
M.D. DOTSON & SONS FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICE, LLC - ATHENS
Published in The Daily Post-Athenian on Jan. 18, 2022.
Saturday, January 15, 2022
Helga Maher
Helga Maher, 84, of Etowah, Tenn., passed away on Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022. She was preceded in death by her husband, Arnold "A.C." Maher; and son, David H. Maher. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Susan Maher of Alabama; daughters and son-in-law, Monica and... Read More
Bordwine Funeral Home - Etowah
Published in The Daily Post-Athenian on Jan. 15, 2022.
Adam Rhea Milburn
Adam Rhea Milburn, 39, of Tennessee died tragically as a result of an automobile accident, Monday, Jan. 10, 2022. Adam was a quiet, gentle and loving human being. He loved his animals, particularly his dog Repo. He enjoyed fishing and going to Jelly Roll concerts. Most of all, Adam... Read More
Serenity of Etowah Funeral Home & Cremation Center, LLC
Published in The Daily Post-Athenian on Jan. 15, 2022.
Louis F. Salazar
Louis F. Salazar, 82, of Decatur passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2022. He attended Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church and was a retired block mason and was a member of the Brick Layers Union Local #3 in California. He was preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, Virginia Kay... Read More
Decatur Funeral Home and Cremation Services
Published in The Daily Post-Athenian on Jan. 15, 2022.
Gary Desmond "Gob" Womac
Gary Desmond "Gob" Womac, 83, of Athens, passed away Sunday, Jan. 9, 2022. He was a lifelong resident of McMinn County and was a son of the late Ralph and Mary Matthews Womac. He was also preceded in death by a beloved sister and her husband, Joyce and RT Boring; and brothers, Selden... Read More
Smith Funeral & Cremation Services
Published in The Daily Post-Athenian on Jan. 15, 2022.
Thursday, January 13, 2022
Edward Dakota Bolden
Edward Dakota Bolden, 26, of Athens, passed away Monday, Jan. 10, 2022, at his residence. Dakota was a native and lifelong resident of McMinn County. He was preceded by his paternal grandparents, Harold and Ruby Bolden. Dakota was a certified welder. Dakota is survived by his mother... Read More
Ziegler Funeral Home Inc
Published in The Daily Post-Athenian on Jan. 13, 2022.
Margaret Sutton Guinn
Margaret Sutton Guinn, 91, of Etowah, Tenn., went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2021. She was preceded in death by her parents, W. Elmer and Alma Spivey; husband, Paul R. Guinn; son, Duane Sutton; two sisters, Marie Gregory and Marjorie Wade;... Read More
Bordwine Funeral Home - Etowah
Published in The Daily Post-Athenian from Jan. 1 to Jan. 13, 2022.
Larry Hicks
Larry Hicks, 75, of Athens, Tenn., passed away Saturday, Jan. 8, 2022 at his home. A native of Cleveland, Tenn., Larry had lived in Athens since 1987. For 15 years, he ran the local Ford dealership. Larry was preceded in death by his mother, Mildred Green Hicks; father-in-law, Murl... Read More
Smith Funeral & Cremation Services
Published in The Daily Post-Athenian on Jan. 13, 2022.
John Marshall Kennedy
John Marshall Kennedy, of Decatur, went to his heavenly home on Friday, Jan. 7, 2022 at the age of 91. Known by family and friends as Marshall, he was the youngest twin born to Jim and Russie Hackler Kennedy in McMinn County. His early years were spent in McMinn County before his... Read More
Decatur Funeral Home and Cremation Services
Published in The Daily Post-Athenian on Jan. 13, 2022.
Effaleda Overstreet Lee
Effaleda Overstreet Lee, 80 of Athens, former resident of Niota, passed away Monday, Jan. 10, 2022 at Morning Pointe of Athens. A native and lifelong resident of McMinn County, daughter of the late Fred Willard and Anna Ruth Willis Overstreet. She was preceded in death by her husband... Read More
Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home - Athens
Published in The Daily Post-Athenian on Jan. 13, 2022.
Ellen Jane Lee
Ellen Jane Lee, 87, of Athens passed away Sunday, Jan. 9, 2022 at Life Care Center of Athens. A native of Meigs County and resident of McMinn County for most of her life, she was a daughter of the late Louis S. and Johnnie Mae Bradshaw Lee. She was preceded in death by eight siblings... Read More
Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home - Athens
Published in The Daily Post-Athenian on Jan. 13, 2022.
Brenda Faye Stanton Sylvester
Brenda Faye Stanton Sylvester, 80, of Athens, Tenn., passed away Saturday, Jan. 8, 2022, at her residence. She was a native and lifelong resident of McMinn County, a daughter of the late Charles William and Jane "Louise" Carroll Stanton. She was preceded in death by her husband, James... Read More
Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home - Athens
Published in The Daily Post-Athenian on Jan. 13, 2022.
Margaret Ruth Young
Margaret Ruth Young, 89, of Athens passed away Monday, Jan. 10, 2022 at Sweetwater Hospital. A native of Kingston and a resident of Athens for the past 40 years, she was the daughter of the late Luke and Sidney Oody Nix. She was a member of Pope Avenue Baptist Church and worked in... Read More
Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home - Athens
Published in The Daily Post-Athenian on Jan. 13, 2022.
Tuesday, January 11, 2022
Alan Barry Bohannon
Alan Barry Bohannon, 66, of Athens passed away Friday, Jan. 7, 2022, at Athens Place in Athens. He was a lifelong resident of McMinn County and a son of the late Arnold and Lucille Ovaline Watson Bohannon. He was a former employee of AMR and Valley Co-op in Decatur, was formerly an... Read More
Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home - Athens
Published in The Daily Post-Athenian on Jan. 11, 2022.
David Franklin Booth
David Franklin Booth, 80, of Athens cashed out his "HSA" Heavenly Savings Account and was met with Jesus and "Momma" on Friday evening, Jan. 7, 2022. David currently resided at Athens Place and was a longtime resident of McMinn County. He was born in Birmingham, Ala., to the late... Read More
Ziegler Funeral Home Inc
Published in The Daily Post-Athenian on Jan. 11, 2022.
Jesse Ross Henry
Jesse Ross Henry passed away Sunday, Dec. 26, 2021, surrounded by family. Jesse worked at Bowater for 41 years. He enjoyed fishing and was a Tennessee Vols fan. He also followed Peyton Manning over his career. Jesse was preceded in death by his parents, Ira and Lucy Henry; brothers... Read More
Serenity of Etowah Funeral Home & Cremation Center, LLC
Published in The Daily Post-Athenian on Jan. 11, 2022.
Glenda Gail Burris Jones
Glenda Gail Burris Jones, 69, passed away at her home in Madisonville. She enjoyed basketball and football. Glenda was preceded in death by her parents, Verlin and Sadie Burris; and stepdaughter, Shana Manis of Atlanta, Ga. She is survived by her husband, R.L. Jones; brothers, E.L... Read More
Serenity of Etowah Funeral Home & Cremation Center, LLC
Published in The Daily Post-Athenian from Jan. 4 to Jan. 11, 2022.
Charleen Hicks Thrasher
Charleen Hicks Thrasher, 76, went to her heavenly home on Jan. 7, 2022. She was preceded in death by her father and mother, the Rev. Charles and Ethleen Hicks; her husband of 27 years, Woodrow "Sonny" Thrasher; and her sister and brother-in-law, Gale and Glenn Moses. Charleen was... Read More
Ziegler Funeral Home Inc
Published in The Daily Post-Athenian on Jan. 11, 2022.
Saturday, January 8, 2022
Betty Bernhard
Betty Bernhard, 90, of Athens died Dec. 26, 2021. She was born in Marlin, Texas, but most of her young adult life was spent in Nacogdoches, Texas. Later, she and her husband Ross moved to Calhoun, Georgia and lived there for 10 years. Since 1968 she and Ross lived in Etowah and Athens... Read More
Published in The Daily Post-Athenian from Jan. 1 to Jan. 8, 2022.
Larry O'Neil "Chip" Chandler Jr.
Larry O'Neil "Chip" Chandler Jr., 57, of Athens passed away Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2022, at Starr Regional Medical Center in Athens. He was a lifelong resident of McMinn County and was preceded in death by his grandparents, Thomas and Cecile Chandler, and Glenn and Hazel Webb; and his... Read More
Smith Funeral & Cremation Services
Published in The Daily Post-Athenian on Jan. 8, 2022.
Joyce Ann King Newman
Joyce Ann King Newman of Athens went home to her lord and savior on Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022, at the age of 83. A native of McMinn County, she resided in Meigs County in her childhood and was the daughter of the late William Andrew and Lillie Mae Henry King. Joyce was predeceased by... Read More
Ziegler Funeral Home Inc
Published in The Daily Post-Athenian on Jan. 8, 2022.
Thursday, January 6, 2022
Carolyn Choate (Scarbrough)
Carolyn Scarbrough Choate, 85, of Etowah passed away Monday, Jan. 3, 2022. She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Irene Scarbrough; and brother, Larry Scarbrough. Carolyn played the piano and organ at Delano Baptist Church for over 60 years and was currently a member... Read More
Bordwine Funeral Home - Etowah
Published in The Daily Post-Athenian on Jan. 6, 2022.
Glen C. Davis
Glen C. Davis, 85, of Decatur passed away on Monday morning, Jan. 3, 2022, at an Athens hospital. He was born in Decatur on June 18, 1936, a son of the late Herman and Oma Davis. He was of the Christian faith and attended Walnut Grove Baptist Church. In addition to his parents, he... Read More
Companion Funeral & Cremation Service
Published in The Daily Post-Athenian on Jan. 6, 2022.
Flora Jamerson "Shorty" Deal
Flora "Shorty" Jamerson Deal, 77, of Athens passed away Thursday, Dec. 16, 2021, at her home. Shorty enjoyed sewing, crocheting, and taking care of her dogs and cats. She was of the Baptist faith and a member of Lakeview Baptist Church for 40 years. Shorty was preceded in death by... Read More
Serenity of Etowah Funeral Home & Cremation Center, LLC
Published in The Daily Post-Athenian on Jan. 6, 2022.
Glenda Harris
Glenda Harris, 76, of Englewood went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Jan. 3, 2022, at home. She was of the Pentecostal faith and attended Shoal Creek Gospel Tabernacle. She was the heart of The Gospel Lights singing group for many years. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother... Read More
Biereley-Hale Funeral Home - Madisonville
Published in The Daily Post-Athenian on Jan. 6, 2022.
Marvin Dean Lunsford
Marvin Dean Lunsford, 72, went to be with the Lord on Jan. 3, 2022. He was born on Oct. 6, 1949 in Athens to the late Mae and Luke Lunsford. He was a lifelong resident of McMinn County. Marvin worked for Athens Furniture Company until the company closed. He enjoyed fishing, gardening... Read More
Companion Funeral & Cremation Service
Published in The Daily Post-Athenian on Jan. 6, 2022.
Dr. Brenda Kaye Raper
Dr. Brenda Kaye Raper, 58, of Greenback passed away at 6:45 pm. on Saturday, Jan. 1, 2022, at Blount Memorial Hospital after a hard-fought battle. Bren was employed at Sweetwater High School as the APEX coordinator and Instructional Coach. She was an educator, but also a lifelong... Read More
Biereley-Hale Funeral Home - Madisonville
Published in The Daily Post-Athenian on Jan. 6, 2022.
John Glenn Stillwell
John Glenn Stillwell, 70, a faithful husband, beloved father, proud granddad, and cherished friend, departed this life on Dec. 30, 2021, surrounded by his loving family at his home. A lifelong resident of Benton, John was a 1968 graduate of Polk County High School and then graduated... Read More
Higgins Funeral Home of Benton, LLC.
Published in The Daily Post-Athenian from Jan. 4 to Jan. 6, 2022.
Mary Lee Vaughn (Goforth)
Mary Lee Goforth Vaughn, 88, of Decatur answered her call to come home on Jan. 1, 2022, at CHI Memorial Hospital in Chattanooga. Mary was a native of Athens and a lifelong resident of Meigs County. She was the daughter of the late Jasper and Ludie Pritchett Goforth. She was also preceded... Read More
Ziegler Funeral Home Inc
Published in The Daily Post-Athenian on Jan. 6, 2022.
Eric Ross Walker
Eric Ross Walker, 51, of Athens passed away Sunday, Dec. 26, 2021, at his residence. Eric was born in Frankfurt, Germany, and was a resident of Athens for over 37 years. Eric was a former operations manager with Whirlpool. He was also a former teacher at McMinn County High School... Read More
Ziegler Funeral Home Inc
Published in The Daily Post-Athenian on Jan. 6, 2022.
Tuesday, January 4, 2022
Anna Faye Hall Haggit
Anna Faye Hall Haggit, 82, of Etowah went home to be with her Heavenly Father on Friday, Dec. 31, 2021. She was preceded in death by her parents, Onie Lee and Addie B. Hall; sister, Betty Hall Crews and husband, Earl; brother, Tim Hall and wife, Jean; cousin, Nobie L. Ledbetter and... Read More
Bordwine Funeral Home - Etowah
Published in The Daily Post-Athenian on Jan. 4, 2022.
Adeline Browder Mason
Adeline Browder Mason, 99, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Dec. 31, 2021. A lifelong resident of Sweetwater, she was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Glenn "Dood" Mason; her parents, Thomas and Lillian Browder; her sisters, Pauline Holder, Frances White... Read More
Kyker Funeral Homes - Sweetwater
Published in The Daily Post-Athenian on Jan. 4, 2022.
Carol June Walker Pippenger
Carol June Walker Pippenger, 83, passed away at a family residence on Dec. 31, 2021. She was born in Athens. She was a 1956 graduate of McMinn County High School. She moved to Cleveland to begin working at Carroll Printing Company in 1957, where she worked until February 2018. She... Read More
Companion Funeral & Cremation Service
Published in The Daily Post-Athenian on Jan. 4, 2022.
Gladys Alma Trotter
Gladys Alma Trotter, 91, of Athens passed away Saturday, Jan. 1, 2022, at NHC of Athens. A native of Athens, she was born Feb. 23, 1930, and spent most of her life in Athens. She was a daughter of the late Oscar B. and Edna Self Trotter and was preceded in death by one sister, Martha... Read More
Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home - Athens
Published in The Daily Post-Athenian on Jan. 4, 2022.
James Barry Wood
James Barry Wood of Cherryville, N.C., passed away at Testa Family Hospice House on Dec. 27, 2021. He was surrounded by his wife of 53 years, Barbara, and his daughter, Vanessa. He also leaves behind his sister and brother-in-law, Debbie and Luther Starkey; his cousin, Terry MacDonald... Read More
Carpenter-Porter Funeral & Cremation Services
Published in The Daily Post-Athenian on Jan. 4, 2022.
Saturday, January 1, 2022
Gavin Allen Queen
Gavin Allen Queen, 16, of Niota, passed away peacefully at home Tuesday morning, Dec. 28, 2021 surrounded by family. He was preceded in death by his brother, Taylor Jerles; and an uncle, Greg Bowman. He was a member of Pond Hill Baptist Church. He was a believer in the Gospel of Jesus... Read More
Smith Funeral & Cremation Services
Published in The Daily Post-Athenian on Jan. 1, 2022.
Patricia Robertson
Patricia Louise "Pat" Robertson, 68, a lifelong resident of Athens, Tenn. passed away on Tuesday morning, Dec. 28, 2021 in a Knoxville hospital. She was born in Athens on Nov. 3, 1953 a daughter of the late Archie and Dorothy Carroll. Pat was a member of McMahan Calvary Baptist Church... Read More
Companion Funeral & Cremation Service
Published in The Daily Post-Athenian on Jan. 1, 2022.
Bobbie Jean Smith
Bobbie Jean Smith, 86, a resident of Riceville, Tenn. passed away on Thursday, Dec. 23, 2021 in a local hospital. She was born in Sweetwater, Tenn. on Sept. 25, 1935 a daughter of the late Homer and Hazel Burnette. She was of the Baptist faith. Bobbie enjoyed sewing, reading and caring... Read More
Companion Funeral & Cremation Service
Published in The Daily Post-Athenian on Jan. 1, 2022.
Thursday, December 30, 2021
Ricky Glen Guffey
Ricky Glen Guffey, 61, of Athens passed away Sunday, Dec. 26, 2021, at his residence. Ricky was a native of Athens and a lifelong resident of McMinn County. He was a son of the late George and Ruby Key Guffey. He was also preceded by sister, Shirley Guffey; brother, Jackie Guffey... Read More
Ziegler Funeral Home Inc
Published in The Daily Post-Athenian on Dec. 30, 2021.
John Addison Penney
John Addison Penney, 99, a 40-year resident of Athens, died and was ushered into glory on Dec. 27, 2021. Though absent from the body, he is now present with the Lord. Born on Jan. 8, 1922, he was the the son of Harold Fanning Penney and Janet Madorah Bates Penney and, after his mother's... Read More
Ziegler Funeral Home Inc
Published in The Daily Post-Athenian on Dec. 30, 2021.
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