Etowah, Tennessee
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Service: 06/07/2015
A graveside service will be held at 2p.m. Sunday, June 7, 2015 at Pisgah Cemetery.
We invite you to visit the Meadows family guestbook and send a message of comfort.
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Death: Sunday, May 31, 2015
Tony Lynn Meadows, age 50, of Decatur, passed away Sunday, May 31, 2015 at Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga. The son of the late Carl Franklin Meadows, Sr. and Peggy Louise Richardson Meadows, He was born in Athens and spent the majority of his life in Meigs County. He was of the Baptist Faith. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Bobby Joe Meadows. He is survived by sons, Elijah Meadows of Madisonville and Cody Miller of Decatur; brother, Kenny “Buff” Meadows of Decatur; half-sisters, Renee’ Wilson and husband Chris of Riceville and Lisa Meadows of Pennsylvania. Several other extended family members and friends also survive.
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Birth: Thursday, June 19, 1952
Death: Monday, May 18, 2015
Johnny Lee Estes, Age 63, of Los Angeles, Ca , passed away Monday, May 18th, 2015 at the home of Gary And Dana Combs. Johnny was raised in Kansas City, and lived most of his time in multiple states including Florida, and New Mexico. In his younger years he enjoyed the outdoors, fishing and skiing, through those same years he enjoyed spending time with his exotic animals and working on his elaborate aquariums, we also knew him to be an extraordinary entrepreneur. Above all family is one thing he cherished. And now with family at his side he will join his father Leonard, mother Annabelle, Brother Gary, and Son Johnny Dead (JD) in heaven. John leaves behind his son Gary and his wife Dana Combs of Tellico Plains, Tennessee, Granddaughter Carolyn Crayon of Florida, Son Scotty Leon Olson Sr. of Albuquerque, Daughter Renee M Olson of Albuquerque, Grandson Scotty Leon Olson Jr. of Albuquerque, Granddaughter Deidra J Hart of Albuquerque, Grandson Monico C. Olson of Albuquerque, Godson Orlando Espinosa, and many other friends and family around the world which he loved to travel so much.
Service: 06/06/2015
A celebration of Donna’s life will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday June 6, 2015 in the chapel of Serenity Funeral Home. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.
We invite you to visit the guestbook of Mrs. Donna Carter and send a message of comfort.

Birth: Thursday, July 17, 1941
Death: Monday, May 25, 2015
Heaven paused as a new saint opened her eyes on Monday, May 25, 2015. Donna Carter, born July 17, 1941 on Fortner’s Ridge to James Frederick and Margaret Edna (McDowell) Clark passed away peacefully at her home. She was the oldest daughter of ten children. She graduated from Claiborne County High School and attended Business School at Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, Tennessee. Donna married in 1963 and had three daughters; Shawn, Kevi, and Kourtney. In 1978, Donna met and married her best friend and soul mate, Tim Carter. As a couple they started and successfully operated Carter Cleaning Company and Carter Construction Company. Throughout their marriage, they enjoyed and experienced the abundance of life promised to us through Jesus Christ. Donna was an eternal student of the Bible and was an ardent prayer warrior. She enjoyed a close and personal relationship with GOD and spent many hours on her knees and in His word seeking GOD’s mercy and will. Donna was a phenomenal gardener and her love of flowers and all things in nature permeated her life. Many photographs have been taken of her magnificent azaleas blossoming in the background. Donna had many interests and attacked each endeavor with fervor and zest. She loved teaching Sunday school to the youth at First Baptist Church of Etowah and hosting visiting youth groups from sister churches. She loved to sing, and most recently, her greatest joy was as a regular member of the choir at Cambria Baptist Church. She loved hiking in the Smokies and there isn’t a trail that she and Tim haven’t conquered, competitve by nature, she belonged to the Ladies Bridge Club throughout the 1960’s and 70’s; and was an indefatigueable opponent on the tennis courts and a maniacal Boggle player. She was a complicated and passionate woman whose mere presence energized a gathering and now whose absence will be forever felt. As her family, we believe her promise that she gave us during her final moments: “I’ll see you on the other side.” Yes, we will. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by seven siblings, brothers Joe, Don, Ray and Mickey Clark; sisters, Ann Reynolds, Kathy Clark and Sue Clark; mother and father-in-law, Hazel and Paul Carter; brothers-in law, Glen Jenkins and Jerry Reynolds; and son-in-law, Michael Sanson. Remaining family members include her husband of 36 years, Tim Carter of Etowah; daughters, Shawn Sanson of Etowah, Kevi Payne of Cleveland, and Kourtney Hutcheson of Athens; grandchildren, Sara Woods of Decatur, Alex and Kelly Sanson of Etowah ,and Chandler and Whitney Hutcheson of Athens; great-grandchildren, Kaden Sanson, Henry Woods and Trinity Sanson; sister and brother-in-law, Sally and Bill Poff of Dandridge; brother, Richard Clark of Dayton, Ohio; sisters-in-law, Carol Stanton of Dayton, Ohio, Judy Jenkins of Etowah; and sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Chris and Ronnie Huskey of Etowah. Donna also has a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives and friends too numerous to mention. A great lady who touched many lives.
Service:
The family will hold private services at a later date.
We invite you to visit the guestbook of Deborah Kay Ball Morgan and send a message of comfort.
Birth:
Death: Sunday, May 10, 2015
Deborah Kay Ball Morgan, age 60 of Etowah, departed this life on Sunday, May 10, 2015 at Etowah Healthcare. The daughter of the late Raymond Ralph Ball and Lennie Sue Mayo Henderson, she was born in Chattanooga and had spent the last six years in McMinn County. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends and was of the Catholic faith. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Sandra Ward and brother, Bobby Ball. She is survived by her sons, Bobby Evans of Athens and Chris Evans and wife Janelle of Cleveland; grandchildren, Tyler Evans, Demetri Evans, Zoe Evans, and Alex Robbins; brothers, Mitchell Ball of Chattanooga and Mike Ball of Sevierville; special nieces, Sherry Rymer, Kim White, and Delinda White.
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.
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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.

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