Etowah, Tennessee
423-263-6700



Service:
Don requested that there be no formal visitation or service.
The family would like to thank DaVista Dialysis Center, Dr Ali, and Dr Ben Coffey for their excellent care.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider memorial contributions to the Kidney Foundation.
We invite you to visit the Dockery family guestbook and send a message of comfort.
Birth:
Death: Sunday, June 22, 2014
Donald Charles Dockery, age 64, of Madisonville, passed away Sunday morning, June 22, 2014 at a Knoxville hospital. A native of McMinn County, he lived for the past 20 years in Monroe County. He enjoyed playing golf and fishing. He was preceded in death by his parents, Clifford and Wanda McDonald Dockery; brother, Darrell Dockery; and father-in-law, Marcus Gentry. He is survived by his wife, Patty Dockery of Madisonville; sons, Jamey and Joey Dockery of Athens; son and daughter-in-law by marriage Johnny and Sharon Rogers of Roxboro, N.C.; special aunt, Sue McDonald; mother-in-law, Bonnie Gentry, and brother and sister-in-law, Mike and Pat Gentry.
Service: 06/20/2014
A celebration of B.L.’s life will be conducted at 7p.m. Friday, June 20, 2014, from the chapel of Serenity Funeral Home with Bro. Joe Harris officiating. Interment will be 11a.m. Saturday, June 21, 2014 in the Cochran Cemetery with Tim Wise, Scott Harris, Justin Constant, Austin Constant, Braden Coleman, and Alan Dyke serving as active pallbearers and Vance and Odell Staffels serving as honorary pallbearers.
The family will receive friends from 5-7p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
We invite you to visit the Hipps family guestbook and send a message of comfort.
Birth:
Death: Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Bart Lee “B.L.” Hipps, age 71, of Englewood, went to his heavenly home Wednesday morning, June 18, 2014, at a Knoxville hospital. A native of and lifelong resident of McMinn County he was retired after 33 years of service from Athens Stove and was of the Christian Faith. A great man of few words, who loved the solitude of his front porch swing, the rustle of the falling leaves in his yard, the lonesome sound of a hoot owl perched on the knob, the smell of honeysuckle in the spring, and the smoldering hickory wood from the chimney in the winter. He enjoyed “wetting the hook” with a friend, planting a flower to bring color in the spring, and whistling a song. He was preceded in death by his parents, Howard and Alice Ervin Hipps; son-in-law, Kenny Coleman; sister Dolly Martin; brother, Danny Hipps; and brother-in-laws, Wayne Dyke, Clarence Harris, and Robert Martin He is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Carolyn Hipps of Englewood; son ,Brent Hipps and wife Tonya Hipps of Athens; Daughter, Leanna Coleman of Englewood; grandchildren, Braden Coleman, Cade Hipps, and Brody Hipps; siblings Glenda Harris and husband Joe of Englewood, Marge Harris of Englewood; sisters-in-law, Virginia Dyke of Athens, Alma Jo Casteel and husband Charles of Etowah, Sharon Harris and husband Randall of Englewood, and Shelia Crabtree and husband Ray of Calhoun. Several nieces, nephews and other extended family members also survive.
Service: 06/10/2014
A celebration of Virginia’s life will be conducted 2p.m. Tuesday, June 10, 2014 from the chapel of Serenity Funeral Home . Interment will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends from 12-2p.m. on Tuesday, June 10, 2014 prior to the service.
We invite you to visit the Conner family guestbook and send a message of comfort.
Birth:
Death: Saturday, June 7, 2014
Virginia Rea Conner, age 71, of Athens, passed away Saturday, June 7, 2014, at a local hospital. A native of Red Bay, Alabama, she had lived in the Bradley and McMinn County Area for the past 21 years. She enjoyed participating in Beauty pageants, dancing, and listening to southern gospel music. She was a member of the Sylvania Church of GOD of Prophecy in Sylvania, OH. She was preceded in death by her parents, Gerstel and Della Bentley Dickinson; and sister Lena Bain. She is survived by her daughters, Elizabeth Conner of Cleveland , TN and Missy Miller and husband Dan of Athens; granddaughters, Reanna Cousino of Athens and Savannah Miller of Athens; sisters, Onice Humphries of Red Bay , Alabama and Louise Woods and husband Gene of Copley, OH, and her best friend Kathy Clark of Cleveland, OH. Several nieces, nephews and other extended family members and friends also survive. Ray Conner will be officiating the service.
Service: 06/11/2014
A graveside service with military honors will be conducted at 3p.m. Wednesday, June 11, 2014 from Westview Cemetery in Sweetwater with Dr. Keith Wheeler officiating. There will be no formal visitation.

The family asks that in lieu of flowers, that you please consider memorial contributions to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or to the Alhambra Shrine.
We invite you to visit the Inman family guestbook and send a message of comfort.
Birth:
Death: Sunday, June 8, 2014
Roy Lee Inman, age 80, of Sweetwater, Passed away Sunday morning, June 8, 2014, at his residence. A native and lifelong resident of Monroe County, he was a veteran of the United States Navy serving in the Korean Conflict. Roy was retired as the Street Superintendent for the City of Sweetwater. He was a charter member of the V.F.W. Post 576 and served as Post Commander four times. He organized the Valley Cruisers Car Club. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lee and Tee West Inman; daughter, Cindy Inman; son, Clayton Inman; and grandsons, Logan Inman and Michael Poore. He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Gale Inman of Sweetwater; daughters, Teri Inman of Etowah, Shannon Davidson and husband Ryan of Sweetwater, and Cathy Poore of Sweetwater; son, William Inman of Sweetwater; grandchildren, Nathan Odom, Coral Ellis, and Megan Inman; sister Sue Guthrie of Ten Mile; nephews, Doug Pixler of Ten Mile and Scott Inman of Florida.
Service: 06/05/2014
Funeral services will be conducted at 8p.m. on Thursday, June 5, 2014, from the chapel of Serenity Funeral Home with Rev. Gennis Best and Rev. Hoyt Melton officiating.
Graveside services will be 11a.m. Friday, June 6, 2014 from Cambria Cemetery with Michael Coleman, Ezra Coleman, Brent Cate, Kolby Harris, Peyton Harris, and Chris Nunley serving as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

We invite you to visit the Coleman family guestbook and send a message of comfort.
Birth:
Death: Monday, June 2, 2014
Delia “ Marie” Coleman, age 83, of Athens, departed this life on Monday evening, June 2, 2014 at her residence. A native and lifelong resident of McMinn County, she was a member of Valley View Baptist Church. She enjoyed sewing, gardening , camping , and cooking. She especially enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ben and Beatrice Hensley King; and brothers, Benjamin Jr. and David King. She is survived by her husband of 61 years, James L. Coleman of Athens; sons, Douglas Coleman and wife Alice of Decatur, Stephen C. Coleman and wife Lisa of Athens; daughter, Kimberly Coleman Harris and husband Russell of Tellico Plains; grandchildren, Amber Cate, Eliza Pillion, Michael Coleman, Ezra Coleman, Elissa Coleman, Kolby Harris, and Peyton Harris; great-grandchildren, Brandon Burnett, Brylen Coleman, Brady Burnett, Riley Cate, Alexis Pillion, Alaina Coleman, Ella Pillion, and Emyln Coleman; sisters, Mary R. Jones of Etowah, Nellie S. Vaughn of Chattanooga; and brother Franklin D. King of Englewood.
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.
Birth:
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.

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