Etowah, Tennessee
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Service: 06/04/2014
A celebration of Dorothy’s life will be conducted at 2p.m. Wednesday, June 4, 2014, from the chapel of Serenity Funeral Home with Pastor Ronnie Crain and Pastor Joe Davis officiating. Interment will follow at Hampton Cemetery
The family will receive friends from 12-2p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home.
We invite you to visit the Martin family guestbook and send a message of comfort.

Birth:
Death: Friday, May 30, 2014
Dorothy J. Martin, age 59, of Athens, passed away Friday, May 30,2014, at a Knoxville hospital. A native of Knoxville, Dorothy spent the majority of her life in McMinn County. She was a loving and caring person who loved to fisha dn spend time with her family, especially with her grandkids. She was a member of New Bethel Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Homer Hugh and Muriel L Crain Hodges; granddaughter, Makayla Rodriguez; sisters, Linda Mosier and Terry Hodges ; and brother, Johnnie Hodges. She is survived by her loving husband of 38 years, Howard Martin; children and spouses, Howard Dean Martin and wife Patricia Ann, Melissa Gouge and husband Tommy, April Rodriguez and husband Pablo, and Kevin Howard Martin all of Athens; eight grandchildren, Jamie Martin and wife Chelsea, Deann Martin , Brett Gouge, Kyle Gouge, Seth Martin, Tiger Gouge, Gabby Rodriguez, and Kaden Martin; three great-grandchildren, Chelsea Crisp, Aiden Martin and Austin Martin; siblings, Mary King and husband Rick of Decatur, Danny Ray Hodges and wife Pat of Athens, Joyce Vann and husband Danny of Etowah, Kathy Bowers and husband Farrell of Athens, and Jerry and Joe Hodges of Athens; sister-in-law, Debbie Hodges; and mother-in-law, Anna Belle Martin. Several nieces, nephews and other extended family members and friends also survive.
Service: 05/29/2014
Graveside services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, May 29, 2014 at Shady Grove Cemetery with Leon Roberts, Bobby Holt, Ronnie Hale , Victor Abernathy, Gennis Best , and Buddy Hunt serving as active pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Brad Stillwell and Shane Antrim. A dove release ceremony will conclude the services.
The family will receive friends from 5-7p.m Wednesday at the church prior to the service.
Flowers will be accepted, or memorial contributions can be made to the Shady Grove Cemetery.
We invite you to visit the Roberts family guestbook and send a message of comfort.
Birth:
Death: Monday, May 26, 2014
Estelle “Mamaw” Roberts of Tellico Plains, passed away Monday, May 26, 2014, at a local hospital surrounded by her loving family. She was a native and lifelong resident of Monroe County and longtime member of Shady Grove Baptist Church in Tellico Plains. After retirement, she traveled extensively with Knoxville Tours. She enjoyed hiking and spending time with her family, especially grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Conway and Marie Daugherty Roberts; son-in-law, James Daniel; two brothers and one sister-in-law, Doc Roberts and Harold and Annis Roberts. Survivors include one daughter, Darlene Daniel of Tellico Plains; two granddaughters and their spouses, Angela and Brad Stillwell of Etowah and Alisha and Shane Antrim of Tellico Plains; five great-grandchildren Acacia Stillwell, Kelby Stillwell, Braden Stillwell, Mason Antrim, and Addison Antrim; sister-in-law Ruby Roberts of Etowah; special niece Diana Harrill of Etowah; special nephew Leon Roberts of Madisonville; and nephews Gary and Clayton Roberts of Tellico Plains. Several other extended family members and friends also survive. A Celebration of Life Service will be conducted at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at Shady Grove Baptist Church in Tellico Plains with Rev. B.J. Wall and Rev. Bruce Newman officiating.
Service:
No services are planned for Ms. Dixon. We invite you to visit the Dixon family guestbook and send a message of comfort.
Birth:
Death: Friday, May 23, 2014
Margaret Dixon, 91, a resident of Athens, passed away Friday, May 23, 2014, in an Athens hospital. She is survived by one son, Kenneth Dixon.
Service: 05/23/2014
A memorial service will be conducted at 6:00 p.m. Friday, May 23, 2014 in the chapel of Serenity Funeral Home of Etowah with lay speaker, Steve Tallent officiating. Military honors will conclude the service.
The family will receive friends from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Friday at the funeral home prior to the service.
Memorial may be made to the Wounded Warriors Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675.
Visit the Young family guestbook and leave a message of comfort.
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Death: Wednesday, May 21, 2014
W.C. “Creed” Young, 79, a resident of Ten Mile passed away Wednesday, May 21, 2014 in an Athens hospital. He was a native of Tellico Plains and spent the last 40 years plus in Meigs County. He was of the Christian faith. He was a veteran of the United States Navy. He was a member of the Local #43 W.C. was well loved by everyone and enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. Mr. Young was preceded in death by his wife, Reba Young Lawson; parents, Earl Young and Iva Mae Lovin Young; sister,Willowdean Miller; brothers, Blake Young and Reed Young; grandson, Josh Roberson. Survivors include his three children: Teresa Wallace and husband, Matt of Lenoir City, TN, J.R. Young of Maryville and Richie Young and wife, Robin of Maryville; two grandchildren: William Scott Young and wife, Ashely and Kim Morrow and husband, Mitch of Decatur; three great-grandchildren: Inez Tallent of Madisonville, Gina Burris and husband, Ed of Knoxville and Avery Young and wife, Phyllis of Maryville; special nieces, Lisa Shepherd of Etowah and Lori Millsaps of Tellico Plains; several nieces, nephews, other extended family members and friends also survive.
Service: 05/24/2014
A graveside service will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, May 24, 2014 at Benton Memorial Gardens with Pastor Robbie Hatcher officiating.
There will be no formal visitation.

The family requests that memorials be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or the Cleveland or Athens Animal Shelter.

We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Lanning family guestbook.
Birth:
Death: Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Joe Dean Lanning, 73, a native and lifelong resident of Polk County passed away Wednesday, May 21, 2014 in a Chattanooga hospital. He was a member of Friendship Baptist Church in Delano. He retired from Bowater after 30 years of service. He was an avid golfer and hunter. He enjoyed sitting at the Roundtable at the Corner Market. He was a wonderful father and grandfather and will be greatly missed. Mr. Lanning was preceded in death by his wife, Lorene Prueitt Lanning; parents, R.L. Lanning and Irene Sewart Lanning; grandchildren, Joey Brancefield and Amanda Perry. Survivors include his two children: Jodi Lanning of Delano and Robby Lanning and wife, Kim of Reliance; two grandchildren: Seth Wyrick of Delano and Bo and Gatlin Lannig of Reliance; three great-grandchildren: Jade Brancefield of Delano, Aierie Walker and Aalen Wyrick of Benton; one brother, Larry “Ode” Lanning and wife, Dianne of Etowah; special friend, Angie Vaughn of Reliance; great-aunt, Jean Eaves of Delano; several nieces, nephews and other extended family members and good friends also survive.
Service: 05/15/2014
Funeral services will be conducted at 2p.m. Sunday, May 15, 2014, from the chapel of Serenity Funeral Home with Dr. Shane Arnold officiating. Interment will follow in Cedar Grove Cemetery with family and friends serving as pallbearers.
A white dove release ceremony will conclude the services.
The family will receive friends from 6-8p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
We invite you to visit the McLawhorn and Morgan family guestbook and send a message of comfort.
Birth:
Death: Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Charlotte Morgan McLawhorn, age 38, of Athens, passed away Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at her residence. A native of Cleveland, she had spent the last 22 years in McMinn County. She loved the Lord and enjoyed doing things for others including knitting hats for kids with cancer. She also enjoyed reading, making crafts, and spending time with her family. She was preceded in death by her father, J.P. Morgan, and her brother, John Paul “Peanut “Morgan. She is survived by her husband of 10 ½ years, Chris McLawhorn of Athens; mother Carolyn Morgan of Athens; sisters, Donna Green and husband Ken of Athens, Alta Shepherd and husband Arland of Kissimmee, FL, and Jeanette McAllister and husband Eddie of Franklin, VA; brother, Ricky Morgan of Benton; sister-in-law, Pamela Barwick and husband Joie of Riceville; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Debbie and Gerald McLawhorn; nieces, Chastity Boland, Ashley Boland, Gabby Shepherd , and nephew, Lewis “Bubba” Shepherd. Several other extended family members and friends also survive.
Service: 05/14/2014
A graveside service will be held at 3p.m. Wednesday, May 14, 2014, at Mars Hill Cemetery with Rev. Chris Neal officiating.
We invite you to visit the Thompson family guestbook and send a message of comfort.
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Death: Monday, May 12, 2014
Lloyd “Sonny “Thompson, Jr., age 78, of Etowah, passed away Monday, May 12, 2014, at a local hospital. A native of Owingsville, KY, he had lived the last 16 years in McMinn County. He was retired from the printing industry after 44 years of service. He was an avid sports fan an enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lloyd Thompson, Sr., and Mary Warner Thompson, and sister, Marilyn Montgomery. He is survived by his loving wife of 35 years, Wanda A. Thompson; children, Richard Thompson and wife Sandra of Sharpsburg, KY, and Erin Neal and husband Chris of Maysville, KY; grandchildren, Heather Thompson, Andrew Thompson, Amber Ruder and husband Joshua, Michelle Neal and Kane Neal; great-grandchild, Payton Thompson; sister, Helen Donohew of Owingsville, KY, and mother-in-law, Bertha Mullinax. Several other extended family members and friends also survive.
Service: 05/13/2014
Funeral services will be conducted at 11a.m. Tuesday, May 13, 2014 from the chapel of Serenity Funeral Home with Reverend Terry Campbell officiating and longtime friend William Ownby delivering the Eulogy. Interment will follow in the Conasauga Cemetery with Lewis Teague, Brett Taylor , James Young, Chris Hitson, Brike Hall, Trean Bowers, Cameron Eller,and Tim Stoika serving as pallbearer. A white dove release will conclude the services.
The family will receive friends from 5-8p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
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Death: Friday, May 9, 2014
Evelyn Mae Haney Teague, age 84, of Athens, passed away Friday, May 9, 2014, at a local healthcare facility. A native and lifelong resident of McMinn County, she was a longtime member of South Liberty Baptist Church. She enjoyed reading, gardening and spending time with her family. She was preceded in death by her parents, Floyd and Vonnie Elliot Haney; husband, Marvin Teague; daughter, Gale Teague; son, Roger Teague; and brothers, Otis, Mitchell, and Jay Haney. She is survived by her children, Lee Daniels and husband David of Riceville, Carol Teague and partner Scott Gerard of Athens, Vonnie Swafford and husband Randy of Decatur, Ray Teague and wife Shirley of Athens, Mike Teague of Riceville, Mitchell Teague and partner Connie Walson of Riceville, and Libby Eller of Riceville; grandchildren, Tina Young and husband James, Chrystal Hitson and husband Chris, Donna Hall and husband Brike, Trean Bowers and wife Hope, Connie Poe and husband Scott, Christie Marshall, Candace Norman and husband Michael, Cushie Stolika and husband Tim, Ben Jenkins and wife Diana, Sherrie Wattenbarger, Tracy Ellis, Dana Barnes and husband Alan, Deanette Cline and husband Wayne, Allie Taylor and husband Brett, and Cameron Eller; sisters, Betty Fain and husband Jerome of Athens ,Sue Davis and partner George of Athens: brother, Bill Haney of Englewood, and twenty –five great-grandchildren.
Service: 05/14/2014
A celebration of Larry’s life will be conducted at 7p.m. Wednesday, May 14, 2014, from the chapel of Serenity Funeral Home with Dr. John Powers officiating. Interment will be private.
The family will receive friends from 5-7p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home.
We invite you to visit the Larson family guestbook and send a message of comfort.
Birth:
Death: Friday, May 9, 2014
Larry Lee Larson, age 71, of Etowah, passed away Friday, May 9, 2014 at a local hospital. A native of Connersville, Indiana, Larry had lived in several different places before spending the last 22 years in the McMinn and Polk County area. He served in the United States Navy and was a very active member of Delano Baptist Church serving as a deacon and Chairman of Deacons. He and his wife owned and operated the Cherokee Inn in Greasy Creek for around 15 years. He enjoyed HAM (amateur) radio and spending time outdoors, gardening, and with his family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Wynetta Smullen Larson and a sister, Jackie Myers. He is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Lorene Davis Larson; children, Doug Larson and wife Angie of Reliance, Cyndi Lanier and husband Kevin of Westport Washington,, and Eric Larson of Largo, FL; grandchildren, Kristin Kozinski and husband Cameron of Atlanta, Zachary Donald and Matthew Donald of Stuart, FL; great-grandson, Brady Kozinski of Atlanta; and sister Emma Faye Ingram of Indiana. Several other extended family members and friends also survive.
Service: 05/12/2014
A private graveside service will be conducted Monday, May 12, 2014 at Chattanooga National Cemetery with a White Dove release ceremony concluding the services.
The family will receive friends from 2-5p.m. Sunday, May 11, 2014 at the funeral home.
We invite you to visit the Johnson family guestbook and send a message of comfort.
Birth:
Death: Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Gwenelle “ Gwen” Freeman Johnson, age 83, of Delano, TN, passed away, Wednesday, May 7, 2014, at a local hospital. Born in Martin, GA, she had lived and worked in Nashville before moving to Hixson, TN and then spending the last 22 years in Delano. She was retired from Shumacker and Thompson Law Firm in Chattanooga after many years of service. She is preceded in death by her parents, Dan and Ethel Freeman, and a daughter, Lanova Johnson Boggs. She is survived by her loving husband of 63 years, Ben M. Johnson; twin sons and spouses, Maurice Johnson and wife Ginny of Klum, TX and Kevin Johnson and wife Jane of Harrison, TN; son-in-law, Ken Boggs of Signal Mountain; grandchildren, Lacy Elrod and husband James of Soddy-Daisy, TN, Aaron, Ethan, and Luke Johnson of Chattanooga, Alex and Jake Johnson of Klum, TX; siblings, Danny Sue White and husband Howard, Stanley Freeman and wife Martha, and Joy Mitchell and husband David all of Martin, GA, and great-grandchildren, Stormy and Nikoli Elrod. Several nieces, nephews, and other extended family members also survive.

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