Obituaries

Dennis Edward Turbyfill

May 7, 2022

DENNIS EDWARD TURBYFILL,  age 59 of Niota, Tenn. passed away Saturday, May 7, 2022, in Parkwest Medical Center in Knoxville, Tn. He was born in Monroe, County, resident of McMinn County most of his life, and preceded in death by his father: Rev. Virgil Turbyfill. He was a contractor and owner of Custom Carpentry. He enjoyed restoring old automobiles.Survivors: Mother:...

Larry Frank Shamblin

April 26, 2022

LARRY FRANK SHAMBLIN,  age 60 of Riceville, Tenn. passed away peacefully Saturday, April 23, 2022 in Chattanooga. We have comfort knowing he is now resting in the  arms of Jesus. He was a native and lifelong resident of McMinn County, so of the late Frank and Ann  Shamblin and preceded in death by Brother-in-law: Randy Price and Niece: Amanda Shamblin....

Robert "Harold" Davis

April 18, 2022

Robert Harold Davis, age 93 of Athens passed away Monday, April 18, 2022, at his residence. He was the son of the late Robert Foree and Vesta Rowland Davis.  He was a member of Wildwood Baptist Church and was a Shriner and a member of "The Liars Club of Bojangles.” He was a resident of McMinn County before moving to...

Gene Dunn

April 17, 2022

Gene Dunn, age 86 of Athens, departed this life to his heavenly home on Sunday, April 17, 2022.  He had been surrounded by his greatest loves in life (his wife, children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, extended family and numerous friends) until his departure.  He never met a stranger, had a joke for everyone, and was a hard-working, dedicated, kind hearted, loving...

Oliver "Frank" Franklin Carden

April 9, 2022

Oliver Franklin "Frank" Carden, age 74 of Athens entered into his heavenly home to be with Jesus on Saturday, April 9, 2022.  He was surrounded by his loving and caring family until his passing. Frank was a kind, generous, dedicated, hard-working man.  He was a loving husband, father, brother and a faithful friend.  He was a faithful provider and took...

Dorthy Nell Andersen

April 9, 2022

Dorthy Nell Andersen, age 94 of Athens passed away Saturday, April 9, 2022 at her residence.She was born in Niota, TN and lived on a farm on Clearwater Road to the late Floyd and Velma Simpson.  She graduated from McMinn County High School and worked as a teacher at Tranquility and Idlewild Elementary Schools during the early years of the...

Rozella Miller

April 8, 2022

Rozella Miller, age 81 of Niota, passed away Friday, April 8, 2022 at Athens Place in Athens, TN. A native and lifelong resident of McMinn County, she was the daughter of the late Claude and Anna Mae Cline Maples. She was a member of East Niota Baptist Church and retired from Midland Ross/ Steel City. She loved her family and...

Robert "Bob" Eugene Powers

April 7, 2022

ROBERT EUGENE "BOB" POWERS,  age 90 of Athens, Tenn. passed away Thursday, April 7, 2022, in Starr Regional Medical Center of Athens, Tenn. He was a native and resident of McMinn County, Tenn. most of his life, son of the late Lloyd and Reba Stephens Powers, preceded in death by his wife: Lorena Joyce Powers, Sister: Sheila Helton, and Brother:...

Sheila Marie Hicks

March 31, 2022

Sheila Marie Thompson Hicks, age 61 of Madisonville passed away Thursday, March 31, 2022 at Sweetwater Hospital. A native of Plant City, Florida  and resident of McMinn/Monroe County most of her life. She was of the Baptist faith. She was a loving mother and her grandchildren were her world. She was preceded in death by her sister, Melissa Thompson, brother,...

Neyland Douglas Pickel

March 28, 2022

NEYLAND DOUGLAS PICKEL, age 11 of Athens, Tenn. passed away Monday, March 28, 2021, in East Tennessee Children Hospital in Knoxville, Tenn. He was born and was a lifelong resident of Athens, Tenn. and was a Fifth Grade Student at Westside Elementary School. Survivors: Father and Mother: Jason and Sylvia Beddingfield Pickel of Athens, Tenn.  Two Sisters: Aubrey Pickel, Kaileigh...

Timothy "Tim" Willard McPhail

March 22, 2022

Timothy Willard McPhail, 43, passed away on March 22, 2022 after a short battle with glioblastoma brain cancer.  Tim was a 1996 graduate of McMinn County High School.  He attended Tusculum University on a basketball scholarship where he received his bachelor’s degree in 2001 and later his master’s degree in 2006.  Coach McPhail, as many knew him, began his teaching...

Juanita Ollie Reynolds Martin

March 20, 2022

Juanita Ollie Reynolds Martin age 94 of Athens. passed away Sunday, March 20, 2022 at her residence. A native of Rockwood, TN, and a resident of McMinn County most of her life, she was the daughter of the late Thomas Dallas and Amanda Leona Cunningham Reynolds. She was a member of East Athens Baptist Church, and she loved to camp...

Paul Christopher Allen

March 19, 2022

PAUL CHRISTOPHER ALLEN, age 62 of Riceville, Tenn. passed away Saturday, March 19, 2022, at his residence. He was born in Cleveland, Tenn., lifelong resident of McMinn County, Tenn., a son of the late John Walter and Willie Marie Farnell Allen and preceded in death by an infant sister: Nancy Louise Allen.  He was a former employee of SGA Construction...

Dewey Brantley

March 18, 2022

Dewey Brantley, age 87 of Cleveland  passed away March 18, 2022 in a Cleveland Nursing Facility.A native of Union County and current resident of Cleveland he was a son of the late George Hasten and Ovie Belle Miller Brantley and was preceded in death by his wife, Marjorie Belt Brantley; a brother, Troy Brantley and a sister, Unis Brantley Hughes.He...

Mary Dianne Jack

March 13, 2022

MARY DIANNE JACK,  age 74 of Athens formerly of Birmingham, Ala. passed away Sunday March 13, 2022 at her residence. She was a native of Birmingham, Ala., resident of Athens, Tenn., for 12 years, a daughter of the late Henry Terry and Mary Evelyn Williams, and preceded in death by Son: Terry Williams Branham and Brother: Eddie Williams. She was...

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