Etowah, Tennessee
423-263-6700



Service:
Private family services will be held at a later date.
We invite you to visit the guestbook of Frankie Johnson and send a message of comfort.
Birth:
Death: Saturday, March 7, 2015
Frankie Lynne Johnson , age 57, of Sweetwater, passed away Saturday, March 7, 2015, at Parkridge Medical Center in Chattanooga. The daughter of the Late Franklin Willett and Cecile Merideth Walker Lowe, she was a native and lifelong resident of Monroe County. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by sisters, Kay Lowe and Earline Perdue; and a baby sister, Lavon. She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Patrick and Melissa West of Philadelphia, TN and Timothy and Kayla west of Tellico Plains; grandchildren, Kaylin and Trent West; sisters, Rhonda Stokes and husband Robert of Jasper and Paula Walker of Sweetwater; and special friends, Brenda Costner,Sis Davis, and Jack Morgan.
Service:
At Fred’s request,a private family service will be held at a later date.
We invite you to visit the Harrawood Family guestbook and send a message of comfort.
Birth:
Death: Sunday, March 1, 2015
Fred James Harrawood, age 68, of Englewood, passed away Sunday, March 1, 2015 at Starr Regional Medical Center in Etowah. The son of the late Elzie and Violet White Harrawood, Fred was raised in the Kankakee Area of Illinois and had lived in McMinn County for the past ten years. Survivors include his loving wife of 35 years, Shirley Boudreau Harrawood of Englewood and a host of relatives and friends.
Service: 03/10/2015
Memorial services will be held at 4p.m. Tuesday, March 10, 2015, in the chapel of Serenity Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 3-4p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home.
We invite you to visit the guestbook of Larry Rowe, Sr. and send a message of comfort.
Birth:
Death: Saturday, March 7, 2015
Larry A. Rowe, Sr, age 66, of Etowah, passed away Saturday, March 7, 2015, at his residence. The son of the late Robert and Hazel Parton Rowe, he was born in Indiana and spent the last 15 plus years in McMinn County. He was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps and was of the Baptist faith. He enjoyed going to flea markets and spending time with his family and friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Jeanette and Doris Faye; and grandson, Shane Tessier. He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Michelle Burns Rowe of Etowah; children, Karen Roper of Etowah, Michael Rowe of Muncie , IN, Larry Rowe, Jr. of Hamilton, IN, Christopher Rowe of Muncie, IN, Lynn Morton of Athens, and Dewayne Mullenix of Muncie, IN; and a special niece April Johnson of Ten Mile. Twenty grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, and other extended family members and friends also survive.
Service: 03/06/2015
Family and friends will assemble at 1:30 p.m. Friday, March 6, 2015 to process to Conasauga Cemetery for a graveside service at 2p.m. Friday
There will be no formal visitation at the funeral home.
We invite you to visit the guestbook of Stoney Stewart and send a message of comfort.
Birth:
Death: Saturday, February 28, 2015
Stoney Stewart, age 51, of Etowah, passed away Saturday February 28, 2015, at his residence. Born in Dunlap, he had spent the last ten years in McMinn County . He enjoyed gardening, listening to music, and spending time with the love of his life, his wife Darlene. He was preceded in death by his father, Ralph Stewart. He is survived by his wife of 23 years, Darlene Smith Stewart of Etowah; daughter, Sissy Stewart of Dunlap; and best friend, James Wolfe of Tellico Plains. Four sisters, several nieces, nephews and other extended family members also survive.
Service: 03/05/2015
The family will receive friends on Thursday, March 5 from 5:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m., followed by a memorial service at 6:00 p.m. at Serenity Funeral Home in Etowah, TN.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations in Wilson’s memory to the American Cancer Society at 1-800-227-2345.
Birth:
Death: Saturday, February 28, 2015
Timothy Darrell Wilson, 54, of Athens, met his Heavenly Father on Saturday, February 28, 2015, after more than a five-year battle with cancer. Wilson is survived by his wife Doris Wilson of Athens and three daughters: Brandi Wilson White of Arlington, VA, Britney Wilson of Athens; and Courtney Watson of Lebanon, TN, and sons-in-law Thomas Jefferson "Jeff" White and Chris Watson. Wilson is also survived by his beloved grandchildren: Thomas Jefferson “Jay” White, Graham Wilson White, and Catherine Hope Watson. Wilson is also survived by his mother, Eva Ledford, and brothers Tony Wilson and Gary Wilson, all of Athens. He is preceded in death by his grandmother, Laura Jack. Wilson was a life-long resident of Athens and an employee of Thomas and Betts for more than 30 years.
Service: 03/04/2015
A celebration of Zolia’s life will be conducted at 7p.m. Wednesday, March 4, 2015 in the chapel of Serenity Funeral Home with her grandson, Donnie Maloney officiating. Interment will be private.
The family will receive friends from 5-7p.m. Wednesday prior to the service.
We invite you to visit the guestbook of Zolia Maloney and send a message of comfort.
Birth:
Death: Saturday, February 28, 2015
Zolia M. Maloney, age 84, of Calhoun , passed away Saturday, February 28, 2015 at SkyRidge Medical Center in Cleveland . The daughter of the late Dewey and Lottie Stone Gross, she was born in Kentucky and had spent the last 29 years in McMinn County. She had attended Double Springs Baptist Church. Zolia was a very gifted individual who loved gardening and making crafts. She also enjoyed teaching others many skills involving arts and crafts. Her favorite activity was fishing, which she did very well. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband , Eugene Maloney; sons, Danny and Kenneth Maloney; sister, Florence Gross; and brothers, Wiley and Bill Gross. She is survived by children, Margaret McKnight and husband Herbert of Ohio, Don Maloney of Calhoun, Pat Back of South Carolina, Joan Shelton of Ohio, David Maloney and wife Joyce of Etowah; sisters, Thelma Smith, Violet Angel and husband Pancho, and Judy Templeton; brothers, George Gross and wife Joyce, Dewey Gross, Jr., and Walter Gross all of Ohio; and special friends, Gay Moore and Loretta Maloney. Fourteen grandchildren, thirty-five great-grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and several nieces, nephews, and other extended family members and friends also survive.
Service: 02/23/2015
Family and friends will meet at 11a.m. Monday, February 23, 2015, at Mars Hill United Methodist Church Cemetery for graveside services.
There will be no formal visitation at the funeral home.
We invite you to visit the guestbook of Laurie Karl and send a message of comfort.
Birth:
Death: Thursday, February 19, 2015
Laurie Marcella Karl, age 44, of Etowah, passed away Thursday, February 19, 2015, at her residence. Born in Chicago, IL, she had spent the majority of her life in McMinn County and was of the Church of GOD faith. She was preceded in death by her parents Herbert Edward and Karl and Georgiana Buckner. She is survived by sisters, Carrie McNabb and husband Kendall of Dalton, GA and Christine Buckner and husband Thomas of Etowah; and brother, Craig White of Georgetown. Several nieces, nephews, and other extended family members and friends also survive.
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.
Birth:
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.
Birth:
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.
Birth:
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.

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