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Betty Lou Vincent

April 14, 1928 — February 6, 2018

Betty Lou Vincent

BETTY LOU VINCENT, age 89, of Athens, died Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at Starr Regional Medical Center of Athens.  A native and lifelong resident of McMinn County, she was the daughter of the late Walter G. Sr. and Emma Hensley Frederick.  She was a member of Allen Memorial United Methodist Church and worked for Athens Product.  She was the original switchboard operator for Bowater Paper Company during start up.  She was very active in the Unika District under troop 361 in Athens, Tennessee where she served as the first female board  member for the district.  She loved her grandchildren, and enjoyed painting for a hobby.  

Preceded in death:

  • Her husband, William Curtis Vincent Sr.
  • One brother, Buddy Frederick


  • Daughter and son-in-law, Sherri and Ted Keirn of Cleveland
  • Son and daughter-in-law, Curt and Missy Vincent of Sweetwater
  • Grandchildren:  Amber Keirn, Scott Keirn, Chelsey and Roston Lucas, and Hunter Vincent
  • Special Friends:  Marilyn Hockman and Onita Grubb

Graveside service will be 3:00 PM Thursday, February 8, 2018 at McMinn Memory Gardens with Dan Early officiating.

Pallbearers will be Scott Keirn, Hunter Vincent, Joe Noble, Ben White, Howie White and Roston Lucas.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital.

Those unable to attend may send condolences to

Laycock-Hobbs will be in charge of the arrangements.

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Graveside Service

Thursday, February 8, 2018

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