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Orpha Etchison, 93, of Maryville, Tenn., passed away on June 19, 2017.
She was born on June 30, 1923, in Anderson, where she resided until moving to Tennessee to be near family.
She worked at Yesterday's Drive-In and various area restaurants and was active in the Rural Carriers Auxiliary.
Orpha is survived by her daughter, Sherry Hendricks; daughter-in-law, Judy Westrater; sister, Betty King; grandchildren, Norma O'Connor (fiance', Larry Gorman), Jack (Sonya) Hendricks, Dan (Marie) Hendricks, Susie (Chad) Marner, Vickie Westrater, Melissa (Randy) Yates, Travis Westrater, and Jen (Dan) Boden; 20 great-grandchildren, 16 great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and special friends, Jenny Moon and Penny Smith.
She was preceded in death by husband of 36 years, Lorne Etchison; parents, William and Iris (Heiny) Westrater; siblings, Bob (Phyllis) Westrater, William Westrater Jr., Rosemary Bright, Maxine Lewis, and Morris Brattain; and grandson, Steven W. Biddle.
Visitation will be held from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Loose Funeral Homes & Crematory, 200 W. 53rd St., Anderson, followed by a service at 11:30 a.m. with Johnny Cawthon officiating. Burial will take place in Brookside Cemetery, Lapel.
Memorial contributions may be made to your local Food Pantry, Disabled American Veterans or Anderson Animal Shelter.
Published on June 21, 2017
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