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McMinn Memory Gardens
Saturday November 2nd, 2019
12:00pm - 2:00pm

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Fannie Rhea Boruff

Fannie Rhea Boruff, age 84, of Athens passed away Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at NHC of Athens. A native of Sweetwater and a long term resident of McMinn County, she was the daughter of the late William L.  and Lochie Jane Raper Wilkins. She was a member of Woodward Ave Church of God and she had a passion for singing gospel songs, She was a wonderful home maker and an awesome home decorater. She was preceded in death by three brothers, Floyd  Wilkins, Junior Wilkins, Elmer Wilkins; infant sister, Mary Lou Wilkins, 
Survivors include:

  • Husband of 68 years Carl Henry Boruff of Athens
  • Daughters; Patsy C.and Coy Sharp of Athens; Sheila and Matthew Cook of Athens
  • Sons; Dennis Boruff of Athens; Gary and Christine Boruff of Philadelphia, PA
  • Grandchildren; Angela Duggan, Michael Sharp, Russell Sharp, Lauren Stansberry, David Boruff, Elizabeth Boruff
  • Great grandchildren; Matthew, Andrew, Hannah, Adison, Morgan, Gracie, 
  • One sister, Rosie Buckelew of Riceville
  • Special caregiver, Kristy Ledbetter

Funeral services will be 2:00 pm Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019 in the chapel of Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home with Rev. Wayne Fritts, Rev. Chris Thomas, Rev. Hershal Baker officiating. The interment will be at McMinn Memory Gardens following the service with the grandchildren serving as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends from 12:00-2:00 pm Saturday before the service.

Those unable to attend may send condolences to www.laycockhobbs.com/notices/Fannie-Boruff  +

Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home will be in charge of the arrangements.


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Patsy Coy's Love for you will help you get through this because I know you have a strong marriage and that alone other than the Love of GOD will give you the strength you need to go through this because you won't have to go through this alone this might be one of the hardest things you have to go through but your marriage is one of the strongest one I have ever known and that alone will help you get through this I wish I could say that this pain will go away but the Love of GOD and Family is what endures I Love you and I will be praying for you and your entire family because pray is the one thing besides the Love of GOD and Family is the only other thing that will help you get through this BJ

Benjamin Aaron Schultz Nov 4 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Fannie Boruff

Chris Nov 2 2019 12:00 AM

Rip u will be missed u made me fill so special and i loved u like u was really my mom i wouldn't take anything for the time i had with u .and i will always remember u love rhonda Taylor

Rhonda Taylor Nov 2 2019 12:00 AM

Fannie had a love for GOD that was contagious she was a woman of faith that touched the lives of many my mother shirley always saw the best of people like Fannie did even when the best of the people they knew could only be seen by a person of prayer and faith she was a true friend and someone that if you asked to pray she would say well I have been she was truly a GODLY woman and if you never heard her sing then you truly missed out on a blessing

B.J Nov 2 2019 12:00 AM

A Grandma's Garden Table Basket was ordered on November 1, 2019

Expression of Sympathy Nov 1 2019 12:00 AM

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Friends and Family Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM