Etowah, Tennessee
423-263-6700



Service: 05/10/2015
Funeral services will be conducted at 8p.m. Sunday, May 10, 2015 from the chapel of Serenity Funeral Home with Reverend Eddie Rowland officiating.
The family and friends will meet at 11 a.m. Monday, May 11, 2015 at the Four Mile Baptist Church Cemetery in Maryville for the committal service.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
We invite you to visit the Ridge family guestbook and send a message of comfort.
Birth:
Death: Thursday, May 7, 2015
Brent Ridge, age 71, of Etowah, passed away Thursday, May 7, 2015 at Starr Regional Medical Center on Athens. The son of the late Arthur and Bernice Ridge, Brent was born and raised in Allegheny and had lived the past 25 years in McMinn County. In his younger years he enjoyed racing cars, motorcycles, and horses. He was an avid outdoorsman and loved spending time with his family and friends. He was a member of Cambria Baptist Church. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Sonya Kay and brother, Owen Ridge. He is survived by his loving wife of 23 years, Geneva Brannon Ridge of Etowah; children, Bruce Ridge and wife Angie of Maryville, and Gina Parks and husband Kevin of Seymour; step-sons, Greg Triplett and wife Amy of Etowah and David Triplett and fiancée Rhonda Hutcheson of Etowah; grandchildren, Amanda Masnard of Maryville, B.J. Ridge of Maryville, Kody Parks of Seymour, Savanah Triplett and fiancée Jake Yarber of Etowah, and Nolan Triplett of Etowah; great-grandchildren, Alyssa, Brooke, and Kyrus; sisters, Jean Kegley of Maryville, Harold and Joyce Ridge of Maryville; brother, Harold Ridge and wife Patricia ; step- mother, Zetta Williams Ridge;and sister –in- law, Vicki Ridge all of Allegheny.Several nieces, nephews, and other extended family members and friends also survive.
Service: 05/09/2015
The family will receive friends from 5-7p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Funeral services will be conducted at 7p.m. Saturday, May 9, 2015 from the chapel of Serenity Funeral Home.
Family and friends will meet at 11a.m. Sunday, May 10, 2015 at McMinn Memory Gardens for the committal service.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions in Edna’s memory to the Midsouth Chapter of Alzheimer’s Association, 4825 Trousdale Drive Ste 220 Nashville, TN 37220 or online at www.ALZ.org/ALTN.
Birth:
Death: Thursday, May 7, 2015
Edna Culberson Cardin, age 78, of Athens, passed away on May 7, 2015 at 12:23 p.m. at Willow Acres Home for Seniors in Riceville, after a long battle with dementia/ Alzheimer’s Disease. A daughter of the late John and Sarah Culberson, Edna was born on April 6, 1937, in Englewood. She graduated from Englewood High School to 1955 and received a degree in nursing from the Baroness Erlanger Hospital School of Nursing in Chattanooga on September 5, 1958. After receiving her degree, Edna worked for over 40 years in the Emergency Room and various other departments of the Athens Hospital where her compassion, good cheer and exceptional nursing skills brought relief and comfort to countless patients. Edna was an avid gardener and loved working in her yard among her flowers, as well as tending to her vegetable garden. Her greatest enjoyment in life derived from spending time with her grandchildren and her sisters. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, George Culberson, Hubert Culberson, and Charlie Culberson; sisters, Beulah Culberson Green and Magdalene Culberson White. She is survived by her husband of 54 years Wayne Cardin of Athens; daughters, Sherry Cardin Cody and husband Rusty of Jacksonville, FL and Pam Cardin Clayton and husband Scott of Nashville; grandchildren, Lauren Cody Suttle, Ben Cody, Sydney Clayton, Sam Clayton, and Sally Jane Clayton; sisters Bonnie Culberson Hunt, Trula Culberson Fleming, and Jessie Culberson Lipoma. Several nieces, nephews, and other extended family also survive.
Service:
A private memorial service will be held at a later date.
We invite you to visit the Holton family guestbook and send a message of comfort.
Birth:
Death: Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Donna Jean Holton, age 73, of Knoxville, departed this life on Wednesday morning, April 8, 2015, at her residence. Survivors include her son Robert Holton of Etowah.
Service: 04/23/2015
Funeral services will be conducted at 3p.m. Thursday, April 23, 2015, from the chapel of Serenity Funeral Home with Pastor Jack Bryant officiating. Interment will follow in the Mars Hill United Methodist Church Cemetery with Fidel Valencia, Jr., Adam Kilgore, Tony Williams, Robbie Lowe, Ricky Lowe, and Allen Lowe serving as pallbearers.
The family will receive friends from 1-3p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home.
The family asks that in lieu of flowers that donations be made to the family to help defray the cost of medical and final expenses.
We invite you to visit the Lowe family guestbook and send a message of comfort.
Birth:
Death: Sunday, April 19, 2015
Columbus Richard Lowe, age 70, of Cleveland, departed this life on Sunday evening, April 19, 2015, at his residence. He was of the Church of GOD faith. He was preceded in death by his parents, Elbert and Mandy Foster Lowe; sisters, Carol Ann Lowe, and Jean Sullivan; brothers, Jack Lowe, Johnny Lowe, Ray Lowe, Bobby Lowe, and George Lowe. Survivors include children, Richard Lynn Lowe and wife Tammy of Mississippi, Thomas Lowe, James Lowe and Angela Valencia and husband Fidel of Athens; their mother, Dessie Marie Moses; grandchildren, PFC Fidel, Isaac, and Nelson Valencia, Preston Leach, Memory Medlin, Randy Medlin, Joshua Medlin, and Katelyn Lowe; sisters, Polly McBartha of Etowah, Alta Lowe of Cleveland, Dovie Kilgore of Chatsworth GA; brother, Jerry Lowe of Etowah; sisters-in-law, Brenda Lowe of Etowah and Faye Lowe of Englewood. Several nieces, nephews, and other extended family members and friends also survive.
Service:
Private services will be held at a later date.
We invite you to visit the Thomas family guestbook and send a message of comfort.
Birth:
Death: Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Herbert George Thomas, age 65, of Sweetwater, formerly of Michigan, passed away Wednesday, April 15, 2015, at Sweetwater Hospital. Survivors include his wife, Georgette Thomas of Michigan.
Service:
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
We invite you to visit the guestbook of Dolly Hampshire and send a message of comfort.
Birth:
Death: Sunday, April 19, 2015
Nelda “Dolly” Hampshire, age 67, of Athens, passed away Sunday morning, April 19, 2015, at her home surrounded by loving family members. The daughter of the late, George and Mildred Roussey Phillips, she was a native of Florida, and spent the last 5 years in McMinn County. She attended St Mary’s Catholic Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Charles and Marshall Phillips. She is survived by her children, Bobby George Hampshire and wife Sheila of Maynardville, TN, Daniel Merle Hampshire and fiancé Amelia Houzy of Kemah, TX, Donald James Hampshire and fiancé Juilie Martin of Athens, and Mary Ruth Andrade and husband Ryan of Titusville, FL; grandchildren, Kendra, Carley, Shannon, Justin, Paige, Hannah, Chyann, Sarah, Annie, Gigi, and Lexi; great-granddaughter, Maylee; lifelong friend, Duane Hampshire and wife Linda of Titusville, FL, special friends, Eleanor Hampshire of Chiefland, FL, James Shilling of Athens, Sherry Hickman of Cleveland, and Angie Pennington of Oklahoma. Several nieces, nephew, and other extended family members also survive.
Service: 04/14/2015
A celebration of Mike’s Life will be conducted at 8p.m. Tuesday, April 14, 2015 from the chapel of Serenity Funeral Home with Rev. Steve Dills officiating.
Family and friends will meet at 2p.m. Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at the Archville Baptist Church Cemetery for the committal service. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.
The family will receive friends from 5-8p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
We invite you to visit the Wilcox family guestbook and send a message of comfort.
Birth:
Death: Sunday, April 12, 2015
Danny Michael “ Mike” Wilcox, age 49, of Reliance, passed away Sunday, April 12, 2015 at Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga. A native and lifelong resident of Polk County, he was a member of Archville Baptist Church. He enjoyed riding motorcycle, working on cars, and spending time with family and friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Daniel Wilcox and a daughter, Sarah Wilcox. He is survived by his mother, Bonnie R. Wilcox of Reliance; children, Tasha Wiede of Wisconsin, Michael L. Wilcox of Wisconsin, Tristian Staton of Benton, Raina Wilcox of Reliance, and Alexis Wilcox of Reliance; and five grandchildren. Several other extended family members and friends also survive.
Service: 04/13/2015
A celebration of Al’s life will be conducted 2p.m. Monday, April 13, 2015 from the chapel of Serenity Funeral Home with Pastor Zach Davis officiating. Interment will follow in McMinn Memory Gardens with a white dove release concluding the services.
The family will receive friends from 12-2p.m. on Monday at the funeral home.
We invite you to visit the guestbook of Al Black and send a message of comfort.
Birth:
Death: Thursday, April 9, 2015
Algie “Al” Justice Black, Jr., age 79, of Etowah, passed away Thursday, April 9, 2015, at his residence surrounded by his family. A native of Michigan, he had lived the last 35 years in Etowah and along with his wife, Lottie, was a charter member of the Etowah Church of GOD. He was retired from General Motors and was an avid sports enthusiast. He played and coached softball and baseball and touched many young men’s lives through coaching and being a mentor. He was preceded in death by his wife , Lottie Black in November of 2014; parents, Algie Black, Sr and Bertha Mae Hall Black; sister, Daisy Hogan; and brothers, Robert, Guy, Glen, Clarence, and Ray Black. Al is survived by children, Carl Black of Pontiac , Michigan, Jane Perry and husband Marion of Riceville, Marty Cischke and husband Steve of Rochester Hills, Michigan, Kat Perry and husband Mark of Riceville, Adam Black and wife Angel of Rochester Hills, Michigan, and Wendy Weber of Georgia; eighteen grandchildren; twenty great-grandchildren; sister, Patricia Bryan of Ortonville, Michigan; and a special friend and brother-in-law, Ricky O. Nance of Etowah. Several other extended family members and friends also survive.
Service: 04/09/2015
Funeral services will be conducted at 7p.m. on Thursday, April 9, 2015 from the chapel of Serenity Funeral Home with Pastor Jonathan Hatcher officiating.
Family and friends will assemble at 1p.m. Friday, April 10, 2015 at the funeral home and proceed to Cedar Grove Cemetery for the 2p.m. Committal service.
The family will receive friends from 5-7p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home.
We invite you to visit the guestbook of Adam McFall and send a message of comfort.
Birth:
Death: Monday, April 6, 2015
Adam McFall, age 51, of Athens, crossed over the river on Monday, April 6, 2015, and is resting beneath the shade of the trees. The son of the late Wade and Shirley McClure McFall, he was born in Sevier County and had spent the last 10 years in McMinn County. He was of the Methodist faith. He enjoyed flea marketing, trading knives with friends, and spending time with his family. He is survived by his fiancée, Karla Masengil of Athens; was a fatherly figure to her daughters, Carrie and Rodney Steffa of Sweetwater and Cassie Kile and husband Chris of Decatur; was like a grandpa to Mayleigh, Karleigh, Lonna, Ayden, and Rylee; also surviving are sisters, Helen McFall, Lara McFall, and Lisa Slauson of Wear’s Valley; and best friend, Roger Yarber of Athens. Several other extended family members and friends also survive. Funeral services will be conducted at 7p.m. on Thursday, April 9, 2015 from the chapel of Serenity Funeral Home with Pastor Jonathan Hatcher officiating.
Service:
Private family services will be held at a later date.
We invite you to visit the Moses family guestbook and send a message of comfort.
Birth:
Death: Friday, April 3, 2015
John Michael Moses, age 44, of Englewood, passed away Friday, April 3, 2015, at his residence. Born in Kansas, he spent most of his life in McMinn County and was of the Baptist faith. He was a graduate of McMinn Central High School and the Nashville Auto Diesel College. He enjoyed working on cars and spending time with family and friends. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Pete and Mary Torres; and paternal grandparents, Sam Houston and Ellen Moses. He is survived by his parents, Troy and Mary Lou Torres Moses of Englewood; brothers, Troy Moses II and wife Crystal of Englewood and Jason Moses of Johnson City; niece, Maria; and nephews, Troy III, Trajan and Talon. Several other extended family members and friends also survive.

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