Carrie Mae Dennis Queen
Jan 16, 2014
Carrie Mae Dennis Queen
Jan. 16, 2014
Carrie Mae Dennis Queen, 67, of Athens, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014, at Starr Regional Medical Center of Athens.
Carrie was born in Athens, and was a graduate of McMinn County High School, attended the University of Tennessee, and was a graduate of Auburn University. She and her high school sweetheart, Thomas Glenn Queen, were married for 46 years until his death in 2013. Carrie worked in various fields including teaching during her husband\'s 24 years in the Air Force. She was an active Amateur HAM Radio Operator and, while living in the Republic of Panama, she enjoyed volunteering in the local Military Auxiliary Radio System Station and helping people contact loved ones back in the U.S. at no cost to them. Though she was paralyzed from the neck down later in life due to the progression of Multiple Sclerosis, she was skilled with computers and enjoyed the freedom and independence that computers and the internet afforded her by using voice activated software. She also designed clothing and equipment that fulfilled her unique needs, made her care easier, and allowed her independence. She was a tremendously loving and devoted mother and grandmother.
She was a daughter of the late J. Howard and Ruth Mae Dennis, and was also preceded in death by her brother, J.L. Dennis; seven aunts, Trula Belle Long Stiles, Carrie Ella Long Irons, Pearlie Dennis, Zella Stevens, Lois Grant, Carolyn Mills, and Wylma Freeman; three uncles, Fritz Long, Clyde Dennis, and Wesley Dennis; and her mother-in-law and father-in-law, Samuel Glenn and Blanche Stamey Queen.
Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Patricia Dawn Queen and Richy L. Huston of Athens; one granddaughter, Ariana Grace Queen-Huston of Athens; one sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Sammie Queen and Tim Hawkins; two brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Steve and Sarah Queen, and Paul and Linda Queen; former sister-in-law, Connie Queen; six nephews and two nieces, Samantha Cooper, Wash Rogers, Emily Hawkins, Matt Hawkins, Michael Queen, Stephen Bookout, Greg Meeks and Clay Meeks; great-nephews and nieces, Kaylee Cooper, Mason Cooper, Alayna Cooper, Gage Queen, Sarah Byrum, Skyler Bookout, Ravyn Bookout, Carlie Meeks, Spencer Meeks, Ashlen Meeks, and Cade Meeks; and many, many special friends and loved ones.
Funeral services will be 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24, in the chapel of Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home.
The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.
Those unable to attend may send condolences to firstname.lastname@example.org
Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home of Athens is in charge of arrangements.