Etowah, Tennessee
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Service: 02/23/2015
A Graveside service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Monday, February 23, 2015 at Old Salem Baptist Church Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 12-2 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
We invite you to visit the guestbook of Linda Dickson and send a message of comfort.
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Death: Thursday, February 19, 2015
Linda Lee Nichols Dickson, age 70, of Maryville, passed away Thursday, February 19, 2015 at a Maryville healthcare facility. Born in Polk County, she spent most of her life in Maryville. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends and was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include brother, Ed Nichols and wife Brenda and sister, Janie Brannon and Husband Chester all of Etowah, and a host of other relatives and friends.
Service: 02/20/2015
Funeral services will be conducted at 2p.m. Saturday, February 20, 2015 from the chapel of Serenity Funeral Home with Reverend Vernon Webb officiating. Interment will follow in Green Hill Cemetery with Full Military Honors.
The family will receive friends from 7-9p.m. Friday, February 20, 2015, and again on Saturday from 11a.m. until the time of service.
We invite you to visit the Yermasek family guestbook and send a message of comfort.
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Death: Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Doug “Poopsie” Yermasek, age 73, of Reliance, passed away Wednesday February 18, 2015 at Skyridge Medical Center in Cleveland. Born in Chicago, he had spent the last 23 years in Reliance in the mountains he loved. He was a retired veteran of the United States Army with over twenty years of service and served in the Vietnam Conflict. He enjoyed fishing and spending time with his family especially his grandkids and great-grandkids. He is preceded in death by his parents, Lester William and Helen Ann Piskac Yermasek; and brothers, Randall and Lester, Jr. He is survived by his devoted wife of 46 years, Leta “Poops” Yermasek of Reliance; children, Steve Stonehous of Tracy, California, Becky Gent of Fostoria, Ohio, Hope Caughron of Reliance, and Ashley Yermasek of Etowah; brother, Russell Yermasek of Caramillo, California; six grandsons, two granddaughters, four great-grandsons, and one great-granddaughter. Several nieces, nephews, and other extended family members and friends also survive.
Service: 02/20/2015
A memorial service will be conducted at 6p.m. Friday, February 20, 2015 from the chapel of Serenity Funeral Home with Sheriff Steve Ross officiating. The family will receive friends from 4-6p.m. Friday prior to the service.
We invite you to visit the Akins family guestbook and send a message of comfort.
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Death: Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Kenneth R. Akins, age 77, of Benton, passed away Wednesday morning, February 18, 2015, at a local healthcare facility. Born in McMinn County to the late Brunner and Nola Pickens Akins, he had spent the majority of his life in Polk County where he was an avid supporter of Polk County athletics. He coached softball and was a longtime TSSAA softball umpire. He was also a well known chicken farmer and enjoyed driving a rafting bus on the Ocoee River after retirement. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant sister Thelma Akins; an infant brother, Charlie Akins; and brother,Mason “Mutt” Akins in January of 2015. He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Barbara Akins of Benton; daughter, Julie Akins of Benton; brothers, Ed Akins, Thurman Akins and wife Margie, Gary Akins and wife Ann; and sisters, Geneieve Clabo and Maggie Crabtree. Several nieces, nephews, and other extended family and friends also survive.
Service:
A private family service will be held at a later date.
We invite you to visit the guestbook of Kay Lowe and send a message of comfort.
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Death: Sunday, February 15, 2015
Kay M. Lowe, age 68, of Niota, passed away Sunday evening, February 15, 2015, at her residence. The daughter of the late James Earl and Cecile Merideth Reeves Walker, she was born in Virginia and had lived the majority of her life in McMinn County. She was retired from Thomas and Betts and attended Beaulah Chapel Church of the Nazarene. She enjoyed cooking and spending time with her family especially her grandkids. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a baby sister, Yvonne Walker. She is survived by two daughters, Tammy Moore and husband Robert of Niota, and Kathy Underwood and husband Tom of Dayton, TN; seven grandchildren, Brooke Moore, Spencer White, Tylar White, Dustin White, Casey McMurray, Whitney McMurray, and Tori Underwood; six great-grandchildren, Dwaine, Blake, Larryjames, Chevyjames, Rylee, and Ella; sisters, Earline Pardue and husband Robert of Cleveland, Rhonda Stokes and husband Robert of Jasper, TN, Paula Walker of Sweetwater, and Lynn Johnson of Sweetwater. Several nieces, nephews, and other extended family members and good friends also survive.
Service: 02/14/2015
Funeral services will be conducted at 7p.m. Saturday, February 14, 2015, from the chapel of Serenity Funeral Home with Reverend Byron Talbot officiating.
Family and friends will gather at 2p.m. Sunday, February 15, 2015 at Double Springs Baptist Church Cemetery for the committal service with Justin West, Johnathan West, Wesley West, Jason Roberts, Jerry Croft, and Billy Green serving as pallbearers. A white dove release ceremony will conclude the services.
The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral home
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Double Springs Baptist Church Cemetery Fund.
We invite you to visit the guestbook of Chester Dixon and send a message of comfort.
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Death: Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Chester Lee Dixon , age 71, of Riceville, passed away Wednesday evening, February 11, 2015, at the University of Tennessee Medical Center. The son of the late William Sullivan and Ruby Wilson Dixon, he was a native and lifelong resident of McMinn County and a lifelong member of Double Springs Baptist Church. He enjoyed farming, was an avid square dancer, was a member of the Etowah Sugar Footers, and enjoyed spending time with family and friends. He was employed several years as a janitor for the Claxton School, at Powell Hardware in Etowah, and at McMinn Villa Apartments. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Wanda Dixon on July 1, 2014 and siblings, Bill Dixon, Harold Dixon, Irene Rogers, and John Dixon. He is survived by two daughters and spouses, Wanda Croft and husband Jerry of Englewood, and Susie West and husband Wesley of Riceville; eight grandchildren, Amanda Roberts and husband Jason, Sean West, Justin West, Jonathan West, Payge West, Austin West, Sarah West and Cole West; great-grandson, Noah Davenport Roberts; and sister, Elizabeth Green of Riceville. Several nieces, nephews and other extended family and friends also survive.
Service: 02/13/2015
A graveside service will be conducted at 1p.m. Friday, February 13, 2015 from Sunrise Cemetery with the Reverend Leon Devine officiating.
There will be no formal visitation at the funeral home.
We invite you to visit the guestbook of Elizabeth Land and send a message of comfort.
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Death: Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Elizabeth Land, age 84, of Etowah, passed away Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at Starr Regional Medical Center in Athens. A native and lifelong resident of McMinn County, she was the daughter of the late Horace and Molly Casteel Tilson and was a member of The Church On The Rock. She enjoyed yard saling, going to flea markets and spending time with her family and church family. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Clarence Land; daughter, Linda Land; great-granddaughter, Alexis Winsted; and nine brothers and sisters. She is survived by four children and spouses, Raymond Land and wife Melinda of Etowah, Rose Ann Miller and husband Tommy of Englewood, Carolyn Headrick and husband Stanley of Etowah and Sherry Winsted and husband Harry of Athens; eight grandchildren and spouses, Jimmy Miller and wife Brandy , Stephanie Rhyne and husband Chad, Jennifer Cheek, Eddie Headrick and wife Beth , Clifford Winsted and wife Laura, Christopher Smith and wife Crystal, Pam Prock, and Larry Walker and wife Carly; twenty-three great-grandchildren, and three great-great grandchildren. Several nieces, nephews, and other extended family members and friends also survive.
Service:
At her request, a private memorial service will be held at a later date.
We invite you to visit the Moses family guestbook and send a message of comfort.
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Connie Moses, age 51, of Englewood, passed away Friday, February 6, 2015 at the University of Tennessee Medical Center. A native and lifelong resident of McMinn County, she was of the Church of GOD faith. She enjoyed cooking, going down the Hiwassee River, and spending time with family and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, James “Bud” and Robbie Alice Knox Moses; a sister Denise Moses; and brother, Don Moses. She is survived by her husband of 21 years, Bill Moses of Englewood; siblings, Caroline Moses of Elizabethtown, KY, Brenda Griggs of Englewood, Virgil Moses of Englewood, Patricia and Dewayne McAllister of Etowah, Tim and Sharon Moses of Etowah, Billy Ray and Lisa Moses Knox of Englewood, Tony and Angela Moses of Cleveland, and Chris Edward Moses Martin of Etowah. Several nieces, nephews and other extended family members and friends also survive.
Service: 02/07/2015
Funeral services will be conducted at 7p.m. Saturday, February 7, 2015 from the chapel of Serenity Funeral Home with Reverend Charles Cassady officiating.
A graveside service will be held at 3:30 p.m. Sunday February 8, 2015 from Buttram Cemetery with her grandsons serving as pallbearers. A white dove release ceremony will conclude the services.
The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral home.
We invite you to visit the guestbook of Laquata Head and send a message of comfort.
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Death: Thursday, February 5, 2015
Laquata Joyce Head, age 80, of Madisonville, passed away Thursday, February 5, 2015 at a Knoxville hospital. She was a native of Rhea County and spent the majority of her life in Monroe County. She was a beautician for over 45 years in the Madisonville area and was the owner of Fashionaire Beauty Mart. She enjoyed taking care of animals and spending time with family and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents, Archie and Gladys Freeman Foster; husbands, John Patton, Jr. and Harold Head; and great-grandson, Andrew Land. She is survived by two daughters, Pam Land and Shawn(Mike) Martin; four grandchildren, Allen Land, Jaime Borden, Sylas Martin, and John Martin; step-grandson, Steve Martin;and five great-grandchildren, David Land, Clara Beth Land, Ayda Borden, Roscoe Martin and Anna Martin all of Madisonville. Several other extended family members and friends also survive.
Service:
A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date.
We invite you to visit the Graap family guestbook and send a message of comfort.
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Death: Monday, February 2, 2015
Robert “Bob” Graap, age 67, of Calhoun, passed Monday evening, February 2, 2015, at a local hospital. Born in New York, he had spent the last five years in McMinn County. He was retired from International Paper and was of the Lutheran faith. He enjoyed landscaping, traveling, and spending time with his family and friends. He was preceded in death by his mother, Hilda Peters Graap. He is survived by his loving wife of 35 years, Kathy Miess Graap of Calhoun ;sons, Jeff Graap of Buffalo, New York, John Sniatecki of Gainesville, Georgia, and Dean Sniatecki of Hutto , Texas; grandchildren, Saylor Sniatecki, Isabelle Sniatecki, Jenee Graap, Jenelle Graap, Jeffrey Graap, Jr., and Queintin Graap; father, William “ Bill” Graap ; and sister Kathy Allford of Indian Trail, North Carolina. Several other extended family and friends also survive.
Service: 02/03/2015
A Masonic service followed by a funeral service will be conducted at 7p.m. on Tuesday, February 3, 2015 with Pastor Wendell Pruitt officiating.
The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday prior to the services.
We invite you to visit the Maher family guestbook and send a message of comfort.
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Death: Saturday, January 31, 2015
David H. Maher, age 56, of Palm Bay, FL, went peacefully in to the arms of Jesus on Saturday , January 31, 2015. He died at the home of his parents in Etowah surrounded by family and close friends. David lived and breathed for scouting where he received many achievements and awards to include the Order if the Arrow and he was n Eagle Scout. He earned his Eagle Scout by constructing a play ground at Rockledge Methodist Church in Florida. He went through high school in Rockledge, Fl and then attended college at the Citadel. He had spent the last 24 years working overseas including England, Korea, and Japan under government contract. He was a life member of the Beach Lodge in Florida. He is survived by his wife Susan ; parents, Arnold and Helga Maher ; son Kelly; step-daughter Chimbie Choat and husband Adam all of Etowah; granddaughters, Emmaliegh and Gracyn; brother Mark Maher and wife Susan of Kempner, TX ;sisters Monica Losh and husband Rocky of Etowah and Lydia Young of Walland, TN. Several nieces, nephews and other extended family members and close friends also survive.

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