Etowah, Tennessee
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Service: 09/24/2014
A Celebration of Winona’s Life will be held from 5-7 p.m., Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at Serenity Funeral Home. We invite you to visit the Hikalea family guestbook and leave a message of comfort.
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Death: Thursday, September 18, 2014
Winona K. Hikalea , age 79, of Etowah, passed away Thursday, September 18, 2014, at her home surrounded by her family. A native of Hawaii, she had spent the last 18 years in McMinn County and was of the non-denominational faith. She enjoyed yard saling, reading, and spending time with family and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Solomon and Eleanor Pele; husband, John William Hikalea; and daughter, Susan N. Hikalea. She is survived by her children, Ron Olive of Surprise, Arizona, Ginny Hikalea of Hawaii, Wendi McCord of Etowah, Donna Moses of Etowah, Don Smith of Etowah, and Darlyn Sakurai of Hawaii; grandchildren, Kaimana-O-Lani, Myah, Sera, Izzy, Annie, Nicole, Kamy, Jonnie, Christian, and Greg, all of Hawaii, and Ben Smith, of Etowah; sisters, Elena Evangalista of Hawaii and Ana Grembergh of Hawaii. Several other extended family members and friends also survive.
Service: 09/20/2014
Funeral services will be conducted at 1p.m. Saturday, September 20, 2014 from the chapel of Serenity Funeral Home with Pastor Gary Slater officiating. Interment will follow in Cedar Grove Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 12-1p.m. Saturday at the funeral home
We invite you to visit the Green family guestbook and send a message of comfort.
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Death: Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Donna Marie Morgan Green, age 47, of Athens, passed away Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at her home. A native of Cleveland, TN, she has spent the last 10 years in McMinn County. She enjoyed cooking, playing the keyboard, and spending time with family and friends. She was a member of the Lion and Lamb Fellowship in Decatur where she served as Director of the Women’s Ministries. She was preceded in death by her father, J.P. Morgan; brothers, John Paul Morgan and little J.P. Morgan, and a sister, Charlotte Morgan McLawhorn. She is survived by her loving husband, Kenneth Green of Athens; mother, Carolyn Morgan of Athens; children, Michael Green of Knoxville and Kristen Green Sears and husband Chad of Lenoir City; granddaughter, Angela Sears; siblings, Ricky Morgan and fiancée Kerstin Emory of Benton, Jeanette Morgan McAllister and husband Edward of Franklin, Virginia, Alta Sue Morgan of Kissimmee, FL , and Lamar Morgan and wife Doretta of Cleveland. Several nieces, nephews, and other extended family members and friends also survive.
Service: 09/21/2014
A Celebration of Wanda’s Life will be held 3p.m. Sunday, September 21, 2014 at the Church on the Rock with Rev. Leon Devine and Rev. Mack Simpson officiating. The family will receive friends from 2-3p.m. on Sunday at the church.
We invite you to visit the Womac family guest book and send a message of comfort.
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Death: Monday, September 15, 2014
Wanda Lee Womac, age 73, of Etowah, passed away Monday evening , September 15, 2014 at her home. A native and lifelong resident of McMinn County, she enjoyed spending time with family and friends and was of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by her mother, Helen Robinson and a brother, Freddie Malone. She is survived by her children, Delisa Brooks of Etowah, Cecil “ Julio” Johnson of Niota, Dennis Ray Johnson, Sr. and wife Diane of Etowah, and Toni West and fiancée Kevin Woody of Etowah; grandchildren, Tina Thomas and husband Steve of Athens, Dennis Ray Johnson, Jr. and wife Katie of Etowah, Justin West and fiancée Samantha Fairbanks of Athens, Khara Bradford and fiancée Drew Saffels of Etowah, Jakelin West of Etowah, and Derrick Nelson and wife April of Englewood; great-grandchildren, Brandon McMahan, McKenzie Hill, Kylie Johnson, Hayden Smith, Kathan West and Chance West; siblings, Gene Burke of Athens, Delores Mahoney and husband Robert of Athens, Darlene Simpson and husband Mack of Etowah, Donna Devine and husband Leon of Etowah, Debbie Conseler of Etowah, Allen Robinson of Decatur, and Sammie Swanks of Ten Mile; special friends, Rita Martin of Etowah and Jeanette West of Madisonville. Several nieces, nephews, and other extended family members and friends also survive.
Service: 09/15/2014
The family held a private celebration of her life on Monday, September 15, 2014 at Serenity Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider contributions in Sue’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Association.
We invite you to visit the Guffey family guestbook and send a message of comfort.
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Death: Saturday, September 13, 2014
Sue Hafley Guffey, age 80, of Athens, went home to rest Saturday morning, September 13, 2014 surrounded by her family. The daughter of the late William Hafley,Jr. and Arlie Belle Cissom Hafley, she was a native and lifelong resident of McMinn County attended Woodward Ave Church of GOD since it was just a tent. She was a banker for over 30 years and retired from Citizens National Bank. She was known affectionately by her family as the “Pioneer Lady” because of her bravery and independence. Sue enjoyed “piddling “in the yard, singing in the senior choir at Woodward Ave and later at the Athens Senior Citizen Center, and keeping up with family and friends. She was also preceded in death by her daughter, Judy Coffey; sisters, Willie Nell Hafley and Velma Ables; and brothers, J.B and Clifford Hafley. She is survived by her daughters, DeLane Howard and husband Delane of Riceville and Crystal Yanculeff and husband Christo of Athens; grandchildren, Kevin Howard and wife Shawna of Cleveland, Justin Howard and wife Mendy of Athens, Heath Coffey and wife Dianne, Shane Coffey and wife Christy, and Aaron Coffey, all of Murfreesboro; sisters, Edna Lawson of Ten Mile, Clara Haney of Athens, and Alanda “Blossom” Southerland of Hendersonville. Thirteen great-grandchildren as well as a host of nieces, nephews and extended family members and friends also survive.
Service: 09/13/2014
A celebration of Jesse’s Life will be conducted at 4p.m. Saturday, September 13, 2014 from the chapel of Serenity Funeral Home with Pastor Robbie Combs officiating.
The family will receive friends from 2-4p.m. on Saturday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be sent to Jesse’s children’s trust fund care of First Bank of Tennessee in Benton P.O. Box 330 Benton , TN 37307.
We invite you to visit the Fesslerfamily guestbook and send a message of comfort.
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Death: Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Jesse Lee Fessler, age 28, of Etowah, passed away Wednesday, September 10, 2014, at a Knoxville hospital. Born in Michigan, he had spent the majority of the last 10 years in Tennessee and was most recently employed at Waupaca. He enjoyed building mud bogs, fishing and spending time with his family and friends. He is survived by his loving wife Audrey Fessler of Etowah; children, Jaiden, Autumn, Keegan, Carly , Kaiden, and Jesslyn Fessler; parents, John Fessler of Michigan and Melva Fessler of Indiana ;sister, Leevi Besky; brothers Rein and Ryan Besky all of Indiana; foster parents, Jayson and Lynnette Lamb of Benton, and several foster brothers and sisters who he was very close too. A host of extended family members and friends also survive.
Service: 09/05/2014
A Celebration of Karen’s Life will be conducted at 3:00 P.M. on Saturday, September 5, 2014 at the Chapel of Serenity Funeral Home with Preacher Doyle Lloyd officiating. Interment will follow in Conasauga Baptist Church Cemetery with Jason Smith, Connor Dailey, Cory Parsons, Cole Parsons, Ethan Parsons, Bronze Cowart, Michael Lewis, and Chris Ward serving as pallbearers. Ladies of the Joy Sunday School Class will serve as honorary pallbearers.

The family will receive friends from 12-3 Saturday at the funeral home. We invite you to visit the Smith Family Guest Book and send a message of comfort.
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Death: Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Karen Jane Smith, age 65, of Etowah, passed away Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at UT hospital in Knoxville. A native and lifelong resident of McMinn County, she was a member of North Etowah Baptist Church. She taught oil-painting classes to many children and adults for many years. She spent a lot of her time performing to the Senior Citizens’ Centers and many other venues throughout McMinn County playing her autoharp. She loved her Sunday school class, her church, and had a tremendous love for her children and her friends the “Group”. She was preceded in death by her parents, Burkett and Mattie Bell Daughtery and one daughter, Angela Denise Smith. She is survived by one daughter, Cindy Dailey, and her companion, Lonnie Tucker of Etowah; one son, Jason Smith, and companion, Melissa Parsons, of Etowah; one grandson, Connor Dailey, of Etowah. Several aunts, cousins, and close friends also survive.
Service: 09/05/2014
A celebration of Bill’s Life will be conducted at 7p.m. Thursday September 4, 2014 at the Woodward Ave Church of GOD with Pastor Clifford Watters and Pastor Wayne Fritts officiating.
Graveside services will be held at 11a.m. on Friday, September 5, 2014, at Green Hill Cemetery with Dennis Rutland, Johnny Lipps, Bill Gentry, Andrew Hill, Tommy Haney and Ronnie Davis serving as active pallbearers. The Keenagers of Woodward Ave Church of GOD will serve as honorary pallbearers.
The family will receive friends from 5-7p.m.Thursday at the Church.
The family will like to express their appreciation to Dr Samuel Olsen and the staff at McMinn Memorial Health and Rehab for their excellent care.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you please consider memorial contributions to the youth, J12, and the children of Woodward Church of GOD.
We invite you to visit the Curtis family guestbook and send a message of comfort.
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Death: Monday, September 1, 2014
William R. “Bill” Curtis, age 79, of Etowah, passed away Monday, September 1, 2014, at a local healthcare facility. A native and lifelong resident of McMinn County, he was a longtime member of Woodward Ave Church of GOD. He never met a stranger and loved spending time with his family and friends. He was a strong man of faith who loved his church and praising the LORD and is now singing with his King. He is preceded in death by his loving daughter, Vicki Lynn Curtis; parents, Bill and Odetta Stone Curtis; sisters, Eva Blevins and Carrie Pressley; and brother Dr. Harold Curtis. He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Sallie Curtis; daughter and son-in-law, Teresa and Lynn Gay of Delano; son Butch Curtis; grandchildren, Kimberly Schumann and husband Tom of Etowah, Lindsey Plemons and husband Daniel of Englewood, Whitney Curtis of Tellico Plains, Katie and Billy Jo Curtis both of Chattanooga; sister, Mary Jane Newman of Etowah; brothers, James Curtis and wife Wanda of Cleveland, Charles Curtis and Wife Reba of Etowah, Scott Curtis, of Etowah, and Jerry Curtis and wife Ellen of Michigan; sister-in-law, Irene Curtis; extended family, Barbara and Wesley Rogers of Tellico Plains, Leona and Tommy Haney of Etowah, and Karen and Dean Tullock of Etowah; and special friend Will Jenkins of Delano. Several nieces, nephews and other extended family members and friends also survive.
Service: 09/04/2014
The family will receive friends from 5-8p.m. on Thursday, September 4, 2014 at Serenity Funeral Home. Service and Interment will be private.
We invite you to visit the Freeman family guestbook and send a message of comfort.
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Death: Saturday, August 30, 2014
Larry “TreeTop” Freeman, age 53, of Riceville, passed away Saturday, August 30, 2014, at a Chattanooga Hospital. Born in Schweinfurt, Germany, he had lived in McMinn County the past 10 years and was of the Baptist faith. He was an avid NASCAR fan , enjoyed working on his 1967 Ford Fairlane , and especially enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He is survived by his life partner, Joyce Grady of Riceville; sons, J.D.Wolf of Okeechobee,FL, Wendell Wolf of Etowah, Lorenz Freeman and Freddie Freeman both of Monroe County; parents, James and Hanne Lore Freeman of Etowah; sister, Cheryl Freeman of Etowah; nieces, Kately Yates, Hanna Colon, and Courtney Colon all of Etowah; and special friends, Mike Cross, Charles Burris, Seth Scott and Sam Goins. Several other extended family members and friends also survive.
Service: 08/24/2014
Funeral services will be conducted at 4p.m. Sunday, August 24, 2014 from the chapel of Serenity Funeral Home with Pastor Bruce Poplin and Michael Massengil officiating.
The family will receive friends from 2-4 p.m. Sunday prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider memorial contributions to St Jude Children’s Research Hospital
We invite you to visit the Masengil family guestbook and send a message of comfort.
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Death: Friday, August 22, 2014
Lewis Noel Masengil, age 69, of Nonaburg, passed away Friday morning, August 22, 2014, at a local hospital. The son of the late Leonard and Clearsie Land Masengil, he was a native and lifelong resident of McMinn County and a member of Watson Chapel Baptist Church. Lewis was retired after 34 years working in the nuclear Industry and was an avid Lady Chargerettes fan. He enjoyed bluegrass music, being on his tractor, and spending time with his family and friends. He is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Nancy Brown Massengil; children, Michael Masengil and wife Sherry, Mitchell Masengil and wife Amy, and Rhiannon Masengil all of Nonaburg; grandchildren, Alexis Masengil-King, Gabriel, Elizabeth, Aubrey , and Ben Masengil. A host of other extended family and friends also survive.
Service: 08/23/2014
A graveside service will be held Saturday, August 23, 2014, at 11 a.m. at Cambria Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Larry Coleman officiating. There will be no formal visitation. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Jude Children's Research hospital.

We invite you to visit the Massingale family guest book and send a message of comfort.
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Death: Thursday, August 21, 2014
Ada Mae Massingale, age 84, of Athens passed away Thursday, August 21, 2014 at her residence. A native and lifelong resident of McMinn County, she was a member of Cambria Baptist Church, where her family members were founders. She enjoyed spending time with her family and watching her grandchildren and great-grandchildren grow up. She had a love of flowers, gardening, going to the mountains, and going to yard-saling. She was preceded in death by her parents, Felix and Elva Coleman, granddaughter, Natasha Perian, brothers, Carl and John Coleman, sister, Ella Mae Casteel, and sister-in-law, Marie Coleman. She is survived by her loving husband of 63 years, Tom Massingale; daughters, Joan Cabrera and husband David, and Janice Higgins and husband Fred, both of Cleveland; brothers, Arnold Lee Coleman and wife Frances, J.L. Coleman, Joe Coleman and wife Edith, Paul Coleman and wife Nancy; sister Pauline Gonzales, sister-in-law Myrtle Coleman; grandchildren, Brian Akins and wife Elizabeth, Brittany Brady and husband Jason; great-grandchildren Dakota and Jacob Akins, Tiffany Widdis and husband Seth, Taylor Bledsoe, Whitney Newman, Kylie Brady, and Kyra Brady. She was also Mamaw to Trinity and Autumn. Several nieces, nephews, and other extended family members also survive.

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