Etowah, Tennessee
423-263-6700



Service: 08/06/2014
A celebration of Marvin’s Life will be held 7p.m. Wednesday, August 6, 2014, at Stephensville Baptist Church with Rev. James Morgan officiating. The family will receive friends from 5-7 on Wednesday at the church.
We invite you to visit the Dean Family Guest Book and send a message of comfort.
Birth:
Death: Thursday, July 31, 2014
Marvin Thomas Dean, age 53, passed away Thursday, July 31, 2014, at a Knoxville hospital. Born in Ellijay, GA, Marvin spent most of his life in McMinn County. He enjoyed spending time outdoors and with his family, and especially enjoyed working alongside his brother-in-law, Jim for over 30 years. He was a member of Stephensville Baptist Church in Etowah. He is preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Donnie Whitner Dean; sister, Janice Spakosky; and brother, Mikey Dean. He is survived by his sister, Patsy Spakosky and husband Richard of Etowah; brother, Dennis Dean and wife Betty of Englewood; and brother-in-law, Jim Spakosky of Englewood. Several nieces, nephews and other extended family members and good friends also survive.
Service: 07/30/2014
A graveside service with Military Honors will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at the Benton Station Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Jerry Herron officiating. Pallbearers will be Joshua Trentham, Jacob Trentham, Maynard Call, Mark Smith, Michael Smith, Jason Brown, Caleb Honey, and Jonathan Honey. Honorary pallbearers will be great grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home.
We invite you to visit the Franks family guestbook and send a message of comfort.
Birth:
Death: Saturday, July 26, 2014
Winston Virgil “Roadrunner” Franks, age 73, a resident of Etowah and formerly of Benton and Cleveland, died Saturday, July 26 at his home. He loved watching football, especially University of Tennessee, and loved watching Fox News. He was a member of Cloverleaf Baptist Church in Cleveland and was a proud U.S. Marine Corp. Veteran. A medal of good conduct was presented to him while in the Marine Corp. He was formerly employed at Magic Chef and Bendix Corp. in Cleveland. He was preceded in death by his father and mother Edgar Louis and Edith Williams Franks; two infant sisters, Barbara Ann and Faye Irene Franks; one infant brother, Dwight Franks; maternal grandparents, Sam and Nettie Williams; paternal grandparents, Rev. Joe and Ida Franks. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Wanda Wright Franks; son and daughter-in-law Ricky and Rose Franks, of Jacksonville, Fl.; daughter and son-in-law Kim and Nathan Honey of Reliance, TN; grandsons, Joshua Trentham, Jacob Trentham, Mark Smith, Michael Smith, Caleb Honey, and Jonathan Honey; granddaughters, Tabitha Pike and Gynalyn Comiso; great grandchildren, Allyssa and Chase Pike, and Kaitlyn and Emily Leverenz; five sisters and three brothers-in-law, Shirley Price of Cleveland, Sylvia and J.M. Brown of Cleveland, Angie and Charles Murphy of Delano, Wawanna Derrick of Cleveland, Sharon and Russell Russ of Ocoee; three brothers and one sister-in-law, Eddie and Mary Lou Franks of Benton, Joe Franks and Johnny Franks, both of Cleveland; aunts, Patsy Colley of McDonough, GA and Lois Messamore of Manchester, TN. Several nieces, nephews, and cousins also survive.
Service: 07/15/2014
A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. in the chapel of Serenity Funeral Home with Evangelist Phyllis Prigmore and Minister Sandra Lewis officiating. A graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday at Athens Free Holiness Church Cemetery with Chad Armstrong, Jan Armstrong, Star Armstrong, Alan Womac, Josh Womac, and Malik Moss serving as pallbearers.
The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, July 15th at the funeral home.
We invite you to visit the Rodgers’ Family Guest Book and send a message of comfort.
Birth:
Death: Saturday, July 12, 2014
Lisa Bivens Rodgers, 49, of Athens passed away on July 12, 2014 at a Knoxville hospital. She was a native and lifelong resident of McMinn County. She was a loving mother and grandmother and will be greatly missed by all who knew her. She was preceded in death by her husband, William “Punk” Rodgers; her parents, Roy and Mary Bidwell Bivens; and one brother, Danny Davis. Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Lacey and Chad Armstrong, of Athens; two grandsons, Tavien and Tavius “Itsy” Armstrong, both of Athens; one sister, Patricia Womac, of Athens; one brother, Charles Larry Davis, of Athens; one nephew, Alan Womac, and his wife, Cindy, of Riceville; a great-nephew and great-niece, Joshua and Paisley Womac of Riceville.
Service: 07/11/2014
A Celebration of Life Service will be conducted at 8:00 p.m. Friday, July 11, 2014 at Delano Baptist Church with Dr. John Powers officiating. Family and friends will assemble at 10:30 Saturday morning at Serenity Funeral Home to go in a Fireman’s Procession to Greenhill Cemetery for an 11:00 graveside service. Pallbearers will be Wesley Davis, Lynn Gay, Adam Hafley, John Hensley, Coleby Hooker, Chris Jones, Luke Landers, and Blake Wood.
The family will receive friends from 5 until 8 p.m. on Friday evening at Delano Baptist Church.
Memorial contributions may be made to West Polk Fire and Rescue: P.O. Box 708, Benton, TN 37307 or Delano Baptist Church: P.O. Box 25, Delano, TN 37325.

We invite you to visit the Longworth Family Guest Book and send a message of comfort.
Birth:
Death: Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Don Longworth, age 59 of Delano, passed away Tuesday morning, July 8, 2014. He was a native of Kokomo, Indiana and had been a resident of Tennessee since 1992. Throughout his life, he owned several successful businesses. Most recent among them was a construction business which he operated for 20 years.In addition to his business, he volunteered his time atthe West Polk Fire and Rescue Squad where he served for the past 20 years achieving the rank of Chief. In 2002, he became an employee of the Etowah Fire Department, where he served the community as Captain until his recent retirement. Don was a longtime member of Delano Baptist Church, where he had previously served as youth director. He was a leader and mentor in his community, a loyal friend to those around him, and the most loving grandfather, father, and husband. He will be missed by many. He was preceded in death by his dad, Roy Longworth; his brother, Micheal Longworth; and his niece, Anita Warwick. Survivors include his loving wife of 40 years, Donna Longworth of Delano; mother, Edith Longworth of Etowah; two daughters and sons-in-law, Amy and John Bohannon of Etowah and Lisa and Adam Casteel of Delano; five beloved grandchildren, Alyssa, Krista, and Brady Bohannon of Etowah and Carter and Cooper Casteel of Delano; sister, Diana Scott of Etowah; a devoted friend, Dustin Bates of Athens. Several other extended family members and friends also survive.
Service: 07/03/2014
Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. Thursday, July 3, 2014 in the chapel of Serenity Funeral Home of Etowah with Dr. Shane Arnold officiating. A graveside service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, July 4, 2014 at the Double Springs Baptist Church Cemetery with Troy Moore, Jerry Croft, Wesley West, Jason Robert, Sean West and Johnathan West serving as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home prior to the service.
We invite you to visit the Dixon family guestbook and send a message of comfort.
Birth:
Death: Tuesday, July 1, 2014
Wanda Faye Dixon, 68, a resident of Riceville, passed away Tuesday, July 01, 2014 at the family residence. She was a member of Double Spring Baptist Church. She was a square dancer with the Etowah Sugar Footers and also served as their president for many years. Mrs. Dixon was the daughter of the late Oscar Benton Tipton and Martha Orton Tipton and was also preceded in death by her sister, Ruth Moore. She is survived by her husband, Chester Dixon of Riceville; two daughters: Wanda Croft and husband, Jerry of Englewood and Susie West and husband, Wesley of Riceville; eight grandchildren: Amanda Roberts and husband, Jason, Sean West, Justin West, Johnathan West, Payge West, Austin West, Sarah West and Cole West; one great-grandchild, Noah Davenport Roberts; one brother, George Tipton of Athens; two nephews: Troy Moore and Danny Moore; one niece, Jennifer Tipton.
Service: 06/25/2014
A Celebration of Life will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 25, 2014, from the Chapel of Serenity Funeral with Brother James Buchanan officiating. Interment will follow in Conasauga Cemetery with family and friends serving as pallbearers. A White Dove Release Ceremony will conclude the service.
The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. on Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, she wanted any contributions made to Stomach Cancer Research Fund. We invite you to visit the McAlarney family guestbook and send a message of comfort.
Birth:
Death: Saturday, June 21, 2014
Rebecca J. McAlarney, 51, of Etowah, passed away on Sunday, June 21, at her home in Etowah after a two year battle with gastric cancer. Most of her years were spent in Etowah, with a short time residing in Bristow, VA. She was the daughter of the late Cantrell W. Jack. She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents Frank and Jewel Burns, paternal grandparents Grady and Margie Jack, Uncle Ora Jack, and Aunt Dean Nesbitt. She was of Baptist faith. She attended and graduated McMinn Central High School in 1981. Rebecca worked at several manufacturing companies in Etowah, TN. She loved going trout and bass fishing, actually being a member of bass clubs while residing in VA. NASCAR racing was another sport she followed and loved. Survivors include her husband, William McAlarney; mother, Eddie Mae Jack; two daughters and sons-in-law, Amanda and Darrell Dorr and Jessica and Jamal McCroskey; two granddaughters, Sierra Burger and Taneah McCroskey, all of Etowah; one brother and sister-in-law Ricky and Lisa Jack, from Athens; two step-sons Billy and Brian McAlarney from VA; a very special and dear friend Jack Barnett, they had the love of a father and daughter; special friends John and Linda Burris and Shelby and Kim Williams.
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.

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